“I have overwhelming gratitude for the people who voted for our climate in the recent election.”
“The current trends eroding our once-common values honoring truth, wisdom and collaboration will not extinguish my steady hope for our national and global future — a hope for policies and practices that serve all people and planet, starting with our own hearts and relentlessly expanding love into backyards, city streets, forests and beyond.”
Erin Jordan, head brewer at Archetype Brewing, says she is thankful for family and a safe work environment.
Spanish immersion teacher Karen Martín hails from Colombia. At the Buncombe County Schools, she says she has met “talented and caring teachers here that do so much for this community and inspire me every day!”
“I am so grateful to the people of Asheville who have been kind, gracious, patient and creative in the face of this pandemic.”
“With our diverse backgrounds, experiences and deep, heartfelt passion for conservation, I kind of feel like the Avengers assembled — and we always end our meetings with ‘go team.'”
“In the midst of 2020, we learned that the impossible can become possible through the power of community.”
The beautiful thing with Asheville is that businesses are so willing to build each other up instead of competing, so I’m thankful I’ve been able to quickly find a community that supports me and my business. And I’m glad I got to cut back my hours at my day job. In my personal life, I’m […]
It has been inspiring to see the acting community continue to come together [for virtual programs]. There’s nothing like standing next to someone, but we’re finding new ways to reach out and connect with people. Not to mention the donations we’ve gotten. It’s reassuring to see that people in the community love the arts and […]
I’m thankful to be able to show up as an owner of a business that feels authentic to me. My work is rooted in the idea that young people get to have opinions and take up space; they don’t have to wait till they’re 40. As a publicist and content creator, the most valuable thing […]
Jon and Carrieann Schneider, owners of Sideways Farm & Brewery, are grateful for each other and the region’s collaborative spirit.
“It’s been a rough and scary year with the normal avenues for selling our produce turned on their ear. But the meaningful relationships we had with some of our chefs before the pandemic have grown unbreakably stronger. To quote chef Kikkoman Shaw at Southside Kitchen, ‘It has brought a lot of us together who might […]
Community activist Rob Thomas shares what he is grateful for this Thanksgiving.
“I’m incredibly grateful for the community that Sawhorse has managed to cultivate, both among our guests and our staff. Our guests have been overwhelmingly supportive and understanding throughout the pandemic, and our staff has somehow managed to maintain a smile and a work ethic I’ll never forget.” – Dan Silo, chef and owner of Sawhorse
“Over and over, the pre-K program in Polk County — a district known for high student performance — is lifted up as the best of our best,” writes Mebane Rash in this look at Polk’s program for education journalism nonprofit EdNC.
“A message of hope? America’s success equation is liberty + opportunity + responsibility = prosperity. More people than not understand we can’t leave out pieces and produce the same outcome.”
“I think we are all looking forward to a time that we can be with families and friends again without worry of possibly getting them sick. That day is not today, but it will be a day in our future.”
Throughout this year’s agricultural season, migrant farmworkers have struggled to find child care for young kids who would usually spend their days in classrooms.
By Irene Olds
The evangelist’s grandchildren say his son’s pro-Trump politics brings “shame.”
Some local doctors and alternative health practitioners have turned to hundreds of small-scale and observational studies suggesting that cheap, over-the-counter supplements such as vitamin D and zinc might strike a significant blow in the struggle against COVID-19.