PRESS RELEASE: Come create your own critter craft at Hands On!, the children’s museum in downtown Hendersonville, August 16-19. All ages will enjoy designing a doggie pet using new and recycled materials to take home and love (don’t worry, it won’t eat much)! This self-directed activity is located in our Party Room and is available […]
Robert Morgan’s latest novel, Chasing the North Star, is set against the backdrop of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Ac. The story chronicles the escape of 18 year-old Jonah Williams, who flees from his life as a slave on a South Carolina plantation.
As part of its finale weekend, Folkmoot’s dance troupes paraded through downtown Asheville and gave short performances at Pack Square. Read more about the folk dance and cultural festival here.
MG Road Bar and Lounge will temporarily close its doors from Sunday, July 31, to Friday, Aug. 5. The moratorium comes as part of an overall redesign. “We want the new look be a surprise,” says Michael Files, brand director. “We want people to walk in and be floored at how much we’ve transformed the […]
Asheville Music Tours offers a stroll through downtown, highlighting the city’s rich musical past, as well as celebrating its present day achievements. Meanwhile, in the River Arts District, Asheville Art Studio Tours leads guests through a series of workspaces and galleries while sharing tales of the area’s former industrial days.
PRESS RELEASE: The forests of the Southern US are an oft overlooked national treasure. In addition to providing opportunities for hunting, fishing, recreation and spiritual renewal, the region’s forests provide clean drinking water to millions of Americans, are the nation’s largest storehouse for carbon, and provide refuge for hundreds of species of plants and animals […]
PRESS RELEASE: “Barns tell stories and they speak to me,” says Bruce MacDonald, a resident of Lexington, Virginia. They speak of history, of time past, of labor. They speak of directed purpose and association — with the cattle, chickens, horses, the hay, the tractors, rakes and pitchforks sheltered in them — going back to America’s […]
PRESS RELEASE: New Belgium Brewing, the Asheville Design Center and the City of Asheville are teaming up this summer to create a new kind of bus shelter for Asheville. For the next two weeks, the public can vote on the materials used to build this new shelter, located at the intersection of Craven Street and […]
PRESS RELEASE: When temperatures rise, it’s time to take action to protect against heat-related illnesses, which can be very serious and even fatal, especially for the elderly, young children and those who have chronic diseases. Heat-related illnesses happen when your body cannot cool itself quickly enough. Some heat illnesses are mild – like heat rash, […]
PRESS RELEASE: UAW Local members from across the country are serving as delegates at the Democratic National Convention July 25 through 28. Dozens of delegates have been selected to represent a diverse group of UAW members from a variety of states, including Connecticut, Arizona, Oklahoma, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, Wisconsin, […]
PRESS RELEASE: On Wednesday, August 17, the Asheville TimeBank is celebrating its first birthday, and all are invited! The party will be a potluck supper at the picnic shelter in West Asheville Park, at the end of Vermont Street, at 5:30 PM. People who are just curious are invited to come, as well as those […]
PRESS RELEASE: United Way of Henderson County is seeking hundreds of volunteers throughout the community for the first annual Day of Action sponsored by Pardee/UNC Health Care to mobilize the caring power of volunteers to make a meaningful impact in the community. Here in Henderson County, volunteers are needed to work on 46 service projects […]
PRESS RELEASE: Governor Pat McCrory was joined by Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, state legislators and agriculture leaders from throughout North Carolina today as he signed the Farm Act of 2016. “This is a great day for agriculture and our entire economy,” said Governor McCrory. “This Farm Act will support North Carolina agriculture and farmers in our state […]
PRESS RELEASE: While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the rest of the summer […]
In 2008, Atlanta’s Octane Coffee introduced the Thursday Night Throwdown (often referred to as TNT). The latte art competition pits barista against barista in a series of elimination rounds where judges evaluate the clarity, milk texture, level of difficulty and contrast of each beverage made until a champion is crowned. On Thursday, July 28, Vortex Doughtnuts will […]
We were never taught, for example, to question the life around us, which was the little world of Asheville, which in its turn is the whole world of America.
PRESS RELEASE: The Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, Yancey County’s signature event, fills downtown Burnsville with arts, crafts, food and music, Friday, Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 6. This year marks the event’s 60th anniversary. More than 200 artists and crafters will set up around the historic Town Square. The fair evolved out of a local tradition […]
PRESS RELEASE: The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has announced North Carolina social worker John Cowart is recipient of its National Social Worker of the Year Award for his outstanding and compassionate work improving the well-being of our nation’s veterans. “John Cowart has provided direct services to generations of our nation’s brave veterans, including […]
PRESS RELEASE: Just over a year ago, the Asheville Jewish Community Center kicked off its capital campaign to support the expansion and renovation of its campus on Charlotte Street. The campaign is under the direction of co-chairs Bob Deutsch, Tom Oreck and Debbie Adams with the assistance of David Valinsky Associates. The JCC has raised […]
PRESS RELEASE: Some very special Pokémon will be making an appearance at businesses in Asheville on July 23rd, and while these animals aren’t looking to be captured by the popular Pokémon Go phone app, they are hoping to capture your hearts – and a new home. This Saturday, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will be holding […]
Joining a global initiative that promotes and supports breastfeeding, mothers of Asheville will come together to breastfeed their children at West Asheville Park (198 Vermont Ave.) on Saturday, August 6th at 10:30 am. The Big Latch On aims to make breastfeeding a normal part of day-to-day life, to increase support for breastfeeding mothers within the […]