Asheville Choral Society performs Yuletide Candlelight concert

Press release from Asheville Choral Society:  In early December, the Asheville Choral Society will offer two performances of their second annual Yuletide Candlelight program—a new family tradition for the holidays. At 7:30 p.m. on December 2 and again at 4:30 p.m. on December 3, the choir will hold their candlelight procession in the beautiful Trinity […]

ABC permitting for malt beverages and unfortified wine

Press release from Haywood County Board of Commissioners:  ABC permitting for malt beverages and unfortified wine were on the ballot on November 8, 2016. The unofficial election results are that the measures passed. Haywood County will, if the votes are certified by the State Board of Elections and everything is approved by the State ABC […]

Bottler Fire and Nantahala Branch fire update

Special notice from US Forest Service:  Public meeting scheduled for tonight at Moss Memorial Church, 5188 Tusquitee Road, Hayesville, North Carolina at 7:00 p.m. Currently on the Nantahala National Forest in Western North Carolina, more than 565 firefighters and support staff from more than 40 states and territories are working to suppress 18 wildland fires […]

Traditional handmade Native American jewelry

Press release from Traditional Hands: TRADITIONAL HANDS Jewelry & Art is presenting and selling authentic, handmade Native American Silver Jewelry featuring Wampum, Turquoise, Lapis, Opal and other genuine materials and Art and Crafts on November 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th, 2016 from 10:00am – 4:00pm AT THE VISITOR CENTER OF THE ASHEVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. The […]

LOOK FOR THE BARRELS: Throughout the River Arts District, barrels will be set up to accept donations for the Feed the Body and Soul food drive during the Fall Studio Stroll. Guests are encouraged to donate nonperishable food items, which will be distributed to those in need by MANNA FoodBank.

Small bites: River Arts District Fall Studio Stroll benefits MANNA

River Arts District Artists partners with MANNA FoodBank and Ingles for a canned food drive. Also, Highlands Food and Wine Festival celebrates its 10th year, Addison Farms Vineyard launches a wine club, the West Asheville Tailgate Market holds a Caribbean soul food supper and a new Mediterranean restaurant will open soon in the former Chorizo spot in the Grove Arcade.

Emergency closures on Nantahala National Forest

Press release form U.S. Department of Agriculture: Fire activity on the Nantahala National Forest has resulted in closures as follows: The Appalachian Trail is now closed from Rock Gap to the Nantahala River. Old 64 Murphy Road closed from its west junction of US 64 to Forest Service Road 67 leading to Standing Indian Campground. Rock Gap may be accessed […]

NorthLight Studios celebrates five years

Press release: Angela Alexander, NorthLight Studios artist and long-time RADA (River Arts District Asheville) member, is queuing up for a double-header this November, participating in both NorthLight Studios’s 5 Year Anniversary and the River Arts District Fall Studio Stroll. Thursday, Nov. 10 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., NorthLight Studios will be hosting an open house […]

Travels in Mexico and Peru: Photography by Eric Baden at Pink Dog Creative

Announcement from Pink Dog Creative:  Every 29.5 years Saturn completes its orbit around the sun. In astrology, the return of Saturn to its place in the heavens at the time of one’s birth is significant—signaling the reframing of one’s individualized conditions at a new stage in life. Saturn has twice circled round in my lifetime—each time […]

Celebrating the winners and the losers

Press release from the League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County:  Join the League for a celebration! We will be celebrating election winners, losers and giving a big sigh of relief that the election is finally over! We will have food and drink and speakers on local issues. Bring a friend or family! Grace Episcopal […]

Open burning ban

Press release from Asheville Fire Department:  Due to Buncombe County’s outdoor open burning ban, allowed open burning practices in the city limits are prohibited. This includes recreational fires, fire pits, permitted open flame performances, fireworks, etc; including outdoor open burning that had been approved for special events. Outdoor Gas logs and similar appliances like at […]

Grandfather Mountain offers “Secret Season Pass”

Press release from the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation: The turn of the calendar signals a new season on Grandfather Mountain — and the return of a bargain allowing unlimited access to the park for six months. The Secret Season Pass allows passholders unlimited access to the mountain Nov. 1 through April 30, 2017, for $32 […]