NIGHT OWL: Jessica Zuk works as a host at Bartaco, which stays open until 1 a.m. on the weekends. The South Asheville native says that although the city is a "supercool place to live," its late-night dining options are limited.

Feeding the nightlife: Is Asheville’s late-night dining scene up to par?

By day, the streets of Asheville are packed with hordes of tourists following their GPS toward crowded restaurants, locals weaving their way to favorite hole-in-the-wall cafés and beer drinkers galore stumbling toward the next brewery on their list. But as night sets in and shops start to close, an entirely new problem emerges: Where can […]

BLURRING THE LINES: Mind reader and magician Zeke Powerz will use intuition, coincidence and precognition to read the minds of audience members at Vanishing Wheelchair's upcoming fundraiser. Photo courtesy of Vanishing Wheelchair

Conscious Party: Magic and Mind Reading

WHAT: “Magic and Mind Reading Mysteries” show to benefit Vanishing Wheelchair WHEN: Sunday, July 23, 3 p.m WHERE: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church WHY: Using intuition, clairvoyance and showmanship, esoteric magician Zeke Powerz has three goals for his upcoming benefit performance: to “raise money, raise some eyebrows and raise the dead.” As a professional magician, Powerz’s […]

HuffPost to visit Asheville during cross-country listening tour

Press release from HuffPost: HuffPost announces cross-county listening tour The “Listen To America” bus tour will visit 23 cities in seven weeks July 13, 2017 (New York, NY) — HuffPost today announced “Listen To America: A HuffPost Road Trip,” a 23-city, cross-country bus tour to listen and learn what it means to be American today. […]

Alison Blount is a 2017 graduate of Warren Wilson College, one of the “Fiske Guide to Colleges” 38 “best buy” schools for 2018. Photo: Reggie Tidwell/Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson named one of Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy of 2018

Press Release from Warren Wilson College: Asheville, NC — For the 12th time, the “Fiske Guide to Colleges” names Warren Wilson College to its annual “best buy” list. Only 38 institutions across the U.S., the U.K. and Canada made the 2018 list. The “Fiske Guide” list distinguishes schools with “quality academic offerings and affordable cost.” […]

ROCKING FOR A CAUSE: Lead performer Ryan Perry of the Ryan Perry Band performs “rock and roll with a country twang” during a past concert. The band will headline the Community Day event on July 15. Photo by Duncan Chaboudy

Conscious Party: Community Day

WHAT: A community celebration to raise funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation WHEN: Saturday, July 15, 2-6 p.m. WHERE: Clarion Inn at the Asheville Regional Airport WHY: For a day of free fun for a great cause, bring the family to the inaugural Community Day extravaganza, a fundraising benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The afternoon event will feature over […]

Registration now open for APD’s fall Citizens Police Academy

Press Release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville: The Asheville Police Department is now inviting residents to apply for the Fall semester of the Citizens Police Academy. The Citizens Police Academy is a free course that teaches citizens about the philosophies, policies and guiding principles of law enforcement and the ethical conduct governing police services in […]

Storyteller Connie Regan-Blake shares a story with a captive audience. Regan-Blake will be performing at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts on July 21.

Celebrated storyteller to perform at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

Press Release from Black Mountain Center for the Arts: Taking a Leap: An Evening of Stories with Connie Regan-Blake Celebrated storyteller Connie Regan-Blake brings her engaging humor and Southern charm to an evening of storytelling at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts on July 21 at 7:30pm. Credited with helping to ignite and shape […]

ATTENTIVE AUDIENCE: Over 250 businesswomen listen to a keynote speaker during the Western Women’s Business Conference. The sellout conference brings together businesspeople ranging from restaurateurs to attorney recruiters gathered for a day of workshops, networking and female empowerment. Photo by Molly Horak

Western Women’s Business Conference celebrates diversity and empowermen­t

With balloons, fancy hats, Zumba and gospel singing all featuring as part of the activities in the full-day Western Women’s Business Conference on June 21, it wasn’t your average business gathering. Designed to support and empower women in business, especially women of color and those from disadvantaged backgrounds, the conference was chock-full of inspiration and success stories.

Pardee Hospital Association announces physician and philanthropist of the year

Press Release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Hendersonville, N.C. – Pardee Hospital Foundation announced the 2017 Physician of the Year and Philanthropist of the Year at its annual gala, A Black Tie Affair, on Saturday, June 17 at the Technology Building at Blue Ridge Community College. Peter Goodfield, M.D., a board-certified cardiologist at Pardee UNC […]