Isaac Coleman Community grants announced

Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services:  The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved the Isaac Coleman Community Innovation Investment Grants on February 21, 2017. These grants, funded through the Health and Human Services budget, are designed to specifically target efforts to rebuild neighborhood communities and connect residents to economic and educational opportunities. […]

The Canary Coalition to host 2017 “Wake-Up” event

Press release from The Canary Coalition:  On Thursday, July 6, from 6:30-8:30 PM, The Canary Coalition will host the 2017 Wake-Up event at the Jackson County Public Library, 310 Keener St, in Sylva, NC. Wake-Up is a gathering of people and organizations featuring Progressive speakers inter-mingled with sing-along sessions of Songs of the Movement. The […]

Magician Zeke Powerz to read minds for The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc.

Press release from Zeke Powerz: “Magic & Mind Reading Mysteries,” featuring Zeke Powerz, is coming to Asheville this summer! Award-winning magician Zeke Powerz from Blairsville, Georgia will read thoughts, palms, cards, and the future on July 23 at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte Street in Asheville. The event is geared for adults and teenagers and the $10 ticket price […]

A new season for the Lake Junaluska Singers

Press release from Lake Junaluska:  The Lake Junaluska Singers arrived at the lake in June to begin rehearsing for their upcoming performance season under the new leadership of Interim Director Mary Huff. The Lake Junaluska Singers are a 16-voice ensemble dedicated to providing a variety of choral experiences, including classical choral and contemporary works, gospel, […]

July 24 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in N.C.

Press release from the U.S. Small Business Administration:  The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that July 24 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in North Carolina as a result of the drought that began on […]

UNC Asheville to hold neighborhood meeting on June 29 to provide update on construction projects

Press release from UNC Asheville:  UNC Asheville will hold a neighborhood meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, in the Reuter Center, Manheimer Room on campus, to provide an update on current university construction projects. The projects include construction of new residence halls adjacent to Brown Hall; the renovation of Highsmith Student Union and […]

Artist talk/exhibition walk through with Photographer Rob Amberg

Press release from the Tracey Morgan Gallery:  Please join us for an Artist Talk/Exhibition walk through with Photographer Rob Amberg. Wednesday, June 21 at 6pm. Amberg will walk us through his current exhibition Staring, and discuss how this recent body of work relates to his oeuvre. There will be opportunities for questions after the talk. Staring is a series of black and […]

Dorothy R. Crawford displays her award. Photo courtesy of Vaya Health

WNC mental health advocate receives lifetime achievement award

Press release from Vaya Health:  June 14, 2017 – A 99-year-old Macon County advocate for individuals with behavioral health and developmental disability needs has received statewide honors for her lifetime of service to some of North Carolina’s most vulnerable residents. The N.C. Council of Community Programs recognized Dorothy R. Crawford on June 5 in Raleigh […]

Asheville Christian Academy announces EXCEL Sports camp schedule

Press release from Asheville Christian Academy:  SWANNANOA, NC: This summer, enroll your elementary and middle school aged children in one of Asheville Christian Academy’s Summer EXCEL Sports camps. The EXCEL program provides the young athlete the opportunity to develop athletic skills, team play, and a competitive spirit with a Christian perspective. ACA’s athletics camps are […]

YWCA Asheville nominated for top racial justice award

Press release from the YWCA Asheville: ASHEVILLE, NC – We are excited to announce that YWCA Asheville has been chosen as one of the top three nominees for YWCA USA’s nationwide Association Excellence Award for Racial Justice! YWCA USA presents Excellence Awards in three categories: Advocacy, Racial Justice and Women’s Empowerment. Nominations submitted reflect the distinctive […]