Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville’s Atmospheric Sciences Department will host an advanced Skywarn storm-spotter training at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at UNC Asheville’s Robinson Hall, room 125. Representatives from emergency response agencies, amateur radio operators and interested weather watchers are encouraged to attend. The event is free and open to the public. […]
Press release from Buncombe County Recreation Services: Shed your cabin fever and welcome warmer weather! Join Buncombe County Recreation Services to celebrate the season outdoors at the “Bounce into Spring Adventure Run”. The Adventure Run is a chance to get outside and be active while challenging yourself at your own pace. It offers an alternative to […]
Press release: The Fairytale Princesses of Songs Sealed Delivered are hosting a Charity event for Asheviille native Jordan Banks who has stage 4 Brain Cancer. His sister, and local entertainer Jillian Isele, the owner of Songs Sealed Delivered Party Entertainment has organized a spectacular show with a live princess concert and ball to be held […]
Press release from the United States Department of Agriculture: A combination of fire growth and burnout operations increased the fire size to 1,405 acres. The acreage number was also improved by air mapping of the fire footprint. Containment also rose to 15 percent. Yesterday’s burnout operations on the northern and western sides of the fire […]
On Tuesday, April 18, Asheville Wordfest returns. The six-day series will feature over 25 local wordsmiths, sharing their works at venues throughout downtown Asheville.
Press release from Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department is requesting public assistance identifying a suspect believed to have stolen a man’s identity in order to purchase cellular phones throughout Western North Carolina. Similar instances have occurred in Marion and Davidson County. If anyone has information on the identity or whereabouts of the suspect they […]
Press release from Eliada Homes: What would it mean if Eliada grew our own food to feed the kids we serve? You may not know this, but in the past Eliada was self-sustaining, and farmed its own food for the children that grew up here. Today, Eliada is going #BackToOurRoots and developing a food production […]
Press release from Asheville GreenWorks: On Saturday, April 29, local nonprofit Asheville GreenWorks hosts the second of its five annual Hard 2 Recycle events for 2017. The public is invited to drop off hard to recycle items from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the City Public Works parking lot at 161 S. Charlotte St. […]
Press release from All Souls Counseling Center: Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Western Carolina and All Souls Counseling Center, the 1st Annual Mental Wellness Walk will take place on Saturday, June 17th at Carrier and French Broad River Parks. Participants can walk a 2K or 5K. Event will include music, refreshments, and resource displays. The Mental […]
Press release form Pan Harmonia: Join Pan Harmonia for a free festive Cinco de Mayo celebration with music from some of Latin America’s finest all-star composers including – 14 time Grammy winner Jazz star, Paquito D’Rivera, Argentine tango master Astor Piazzola, Brazilian geniuses Heitor Villa-Lobos and Osvaldo LaCerda along with sizzling Venezuelan flute tones of […]
Press release from YMCA Summer Meal Program: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recognized the YMCA of Western North Carolina’s 2016 Summer Meal Program with a Silver Turnip the Beet Award. The Turnip the Beet Award acknowledges organizations that go the extra mile to provide nutritious meals and offer participants a variety of fruits, vegetables, […]
Press release from Haywood Community College: Haywood Community College’s Small Business Center will hold a Professional Craft Artist Summit, “Crafting Your Success,” Wednesday, April 26, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Creative Arts Building on the College campus. Experience a one-day conference specifically designed to address needs and challenges faced by current and prospective craft […]
Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville will offer a summer jazz and contemporary music intensive camp June 25-30 for musicians in high school, college and continuing students. Students enrolled in the summer music intensive camp will enjoy a week of study designed by UNC Asheville’s music faculty to accelerate all aspects of musical development. […]
Press release from Henderson County Tourism Development Authority: The apple blossoms throughout Henderson County are in full bloom this week. The apple trees produce gorgeous delicate spring blossoms waiting on bees for pollination to produce some of the best apples in Western North Carolina. The apple blossom varies in color according to the type […]
Duke Energy’s plan to bring smart meters to the mountains could put two key concerns — energy conservation and human health — into a head-on collision, critics say.
The 1880s marked the start of Asheville’s urban growth. The decade began with approximately 2,600 permanent residents. Advances in transportation, communication and the health industry would contribute to the city’s population increase. On Oct. 2, 1880, the first train pulled into town, offering visitors greater access to the mountains. A few years later, the arrival of two […]
Catawba Brewing Co. and Buxton Hall Barbecue welcome spring with a tiki-themed outdoor bash. Also, Table hosts Nowruz, a community focused Persian, Sephardic and Parsi dinner; Star Diner in Marshall rolls out brunch; Gan Shan Station has new offerings and plenty more.
Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville has been awarded a $700,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support an arts and educational alliance focused on public humanities and community engagement. The four-year project titled, “UNC Asheville: Leading the Public Arts and Humanities in the City of Asheville,” has four primary goals: · To […]
Press release from Mark Bettis: A group show of 18 artists will grace the Alder Gallery at Posana Restaurant beginning with an opening reception Thursday, April 20, from 6–8 p.m. and running through July 15th. The reception will allow the public to meet the artists and celebrate the common theme of the works: hats. “I chose and challenged these […]
Press release from Hickory Nut Gap Farm: On Thursday, April 20thth from 6pm-8pm, Butcher Elliott Orwick of Hickory Nut Gap Farm will be teaching a demonstration class on Whole Hog Butchery. With origins in the restaurant world, Butcher Elliott Orwick began his adventures in butchery in 2010. After completing his butchery studies at SUNY, he […]
In her latest exhibition, ‘Following the Stars to Freedom,’ Heather Shirin draws on inspiration from the late 19th and early 20th century works of Alphonse Mucha and Gustav Klimt. The collection will be on display at London District Studios Friday, April 14 through Tuesday, May 9.