Southern forests just got a new protector and its name is the Bolala

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 […]

Beyond the Red Barn: Bruce MacDonald’s minimalist landscapes

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 […]

Steps to stay safe in extreme heat

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, […]

Cecil Bothwell among UAW members selected as delegates for the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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, […]

Governor McCrory signs Farm Act of 2016

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 […]

Critical blood shortage: Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to give now

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 […]

GET YOUR ESPRESSO STEAMERS READY: On Thursday, baristas from across the southeast will compete at Vortex Doughnuts Thursday Night Throwdown. Complimentary doughnuts will be available, as will music by DJ Zach Cooper.

Small bites: Thursday Night Throwdown

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 […]

Asheville Jewish Community Center announces $8 Million capital campaign

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 […]

Big Latch On: An event to promote and support breastfeeding

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 […]