In its first four months, WNC Superheroes has raised $5,431.17 in support of 11 cases referred by partner nonprofits.
Entering its 13th year, Café Israel returns to Congregation Beth Israel. Also: The Golden Pineapple opens; Asheville Food Truck Showdown rolls back into town; Metro Wines hosts a riesling class; and more.
On May 3, 1909, The Asheville Citizen informed readers that local religious organizations planned “to observe the second Sunday in this month as Mother’s day.”
On May 10, the exhibit In Times Like These will open at Pink Dog Creative. Immigration, greed, race, religion and the presidency of Donald Trump are among the topics explored on the page and captured on the canvas.
Brews and Bears returns to the WNC Nature Center with the launch of its monthly summer event series on Friday, May 10. Also: Rhubarb hosts a honey-tasting event; Food For Your Fingers opens; Tressa’s Downtown Jazz & Blues closes; and more.
In 1919, construction began on the Asheville-Black Mountain Highway. Several setbacks, including a construction fire and a labor shortage, delayed the project’s eventual completion.
Jacob Sessoms joins forces with Wicked Weed Brewing. Also: Cinco de Mayo events, Curragh Chase pop-ups, Early Girl Eatery heads to North Asheville and more local food news.
In 1891, local ambivalence marked the initial plans for Bingham Military School’s relocation to Asheville.
For over 35 years, Bryan Stevenson has worked to challenge poverty and racial injustice while arguing for equal treatment in the criminal justice system. On Thursday, April 25, the lawyer, activist and best-selling author will give a talk in UNC Asheville’s Kimmel Arena.
Chef Dan Silo opens Sawhorse on New Leicester Highway. Also: Cider, Wine and Dine weekend returns to Henderson County; Azalea Bistro launches in Saluda; Community Table hosts its latest Empty Bowl fundraiser for MANNA FoodBank and more local food news.
In 1925, Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees were scheduled to play an exhibition game in Asheville. A bellyache and subsequent collapse would put a stop to Ruth’s play that day.
Local and regional doughnut shops will vie for the top prize at the 2019 Do-but Thro-down and Bake Sale. Also: A look at Easter-related food events; Taste of Black Asheville; and more.
On Feb. 15, 1925, The Asheville Citizen proclaimed that Swannanoa had entered “the first stages of a boom.”
“Beacon was Swannanoa,” says Anne Chesky Smith, director of Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center. “Everything that was in Swannanoa was entangled in Beacon,
AVL Cake Lady opens on New Leicester Highway. Also: Sawhorse launches its French Canadian cuisine menu; Early Girl Eatery hosts a weekly pop-up market; and more.
On Feb. 21, 1927, Asheville residents celebrated the arrival of the city’s first local radio station.
On Tuesday, April 9, from 6-8 p.m., local historians and Stephens-Lee alumni will present A Tribute to the Faculty of Stephens-Lee.
AUX Bar launches its new wooden nickel program to help provide meals to those in need. Also: tailgate markets open for the season, Green Opportunities hosts its latest Kitchen Ready Showcase Dinner, MG Road celebrates a new look, and more Asheville food news.
In December 1895, the Biltmore Estate opened with a holiday bash. For years to come, houseguests continued to visit and leave behind recollections of their stay.
Olde London Road brings English booze, food and football to downtown Asheville. Also: Crawfish boil at One World Brewing West; The Grazing Camel comes to Table; Bomba launches its latest menu; and more.
In summer 1948, a polio outbreak led to the closure of local theaters, churches and civic gatherings, including the third annual soap box derby.