“I think the book is written to expose the bad guy in all of us. My goal was to show that each one of us has a little worm in our shiny apple.” Local author Abigail Hickman will read from and discuss her book Saturday, Feb. 18 at Malaprop’s.
Renowned parasite expert Dr. David Pugh, (auther of Sheep and Goat Medicine) will be presenting an all day workshop about parasite management in small ruminants on Feb 9. This free workshop will include wet labs with microscope training, Famancha training, and lectures on nutrition and breeding. Lunch will be provided. Registration begins at 8:15 at […]
Press Release The Community Foundation of Henderson County is pleased to announce the availability of The Pisgah Chapter of Trout Unlimited William L. Arbuckle Memorial Scholarship for the 2013-2014 Academic Year. The scholarship is a $1,000 award and is offered for any student accepted to an accredited degree granting college or university within the Southern […]
Press release from the Land-of-Sky Regional Council Land-of-Sky Regional Council (LOSRC) has an on-line survey to collect the opinions of area residents about priorities for economic growth. We are seeking input from you about your goals for the future of our community. Help identify strategies, actions and early implementation projects that should be brought forward […]
Press release from Rainbow Recyling Cleanup after the holiday’s with the Asheville Recycle drives: Saturday, Jan. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Amazing Savings, 3018 U*.S. Hwy 70 West, Black Mountain Black Mountain Styrofoam and packaging collection • white molded & sheet Styroforam (remove tape, glue, paper & grease) • no food containers […]
Ikebana International of Asheville opens its 2012 program year with a cultural exploration of Kamishibai (kah-mee-she-bye), a form of Japanese storytelling. “The Paper Crane,” one of Japan’s best-loved children’s stories — described as “paper-theater” — will be presented by cultural liaison Emiko Suzuki of Japan and Hendersonville. This event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. […]
Brent Martin works in Sylva and is Southern Appalachian Regional Director for The Wilderness Society. He has an opinion piece in the Smoky Mountain News this week expressing his dismay at Congress’ proposed rules that he says will gut many of the protections for local national forests. …when Congress adjourned in December, it left in […]
From the Caswell Messenger: The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will offer a special fly-fishing weekend for women through the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program on March 9-11 in the mountains. Activities will be held at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and Davidson River Campground, south of Asheville, near Brevard in Transylvania County. The registration fee […]
Attention all male dog owners: If you live in the Asheville area and need to get your dog neutered, schedule an appointment with them for Feb. 17. Thanks to a study run by the Humane Alliance, owners will be reimbursed for neutering surgery. In order to qualify, your dog must be over 6 months of […]
Becky, an exuberant 7-year-old black Labrador, is on duty.
Recently a reader wrote to Xpress, dismayed about a chained dog in her neighborhood looking forlorn and neglected.
Facing tough economic times, Mountin’ Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center recently sold its farm and has been reorganizing to carry forward in 2012.
Upon seeing the state of my home, my mother used to apologize to me for having been such a bad parent. The twice-yearly household recycling trips required a half-day of labor and a pickup truck. I was threatened with jail time once for being oblivious of a lost (and thus unpaid) car-insurance bill. Boxes from […]