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Asheville Entrepreneurship Week takes place Sept. 2-9

Press release from Hatch AVL: This month, Mayor Esther Manheimer will sign a proclamation declaring the week of Labor Day in September “Asheville Entrepreneurship Week.” Asheville Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of Asheville’s growing startups, innovative businesses, and entrepreneurs from every industry. Led by the Hatch AVL Foundation and Venture Asheville, Asheville Entrepreneurship Week hosts […]

Warren Wilson College to host 19th annual Plow Day, Sept. 8

Press release from Warren Wilson College: Celebrate horsepower. Warren Wilson College Plow Day, Saturday September 8th, 9am-3pm. Asheville, NC – Aug. 18, 2018  — Doc and Dan, Warren Wilson’s Belgian draft horses, are the stars of the show on a day of working the land and remembering our roots. Join Warren Wilson Horse Crew and […]

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United Way of Henderson County hosts kickball tourney Sept. 9

Press release from United Way of Henderson County: United Way of Henderson County announces a new initiative ideal for Henderson County small businesses. Small businesses play a critical role in maintaining a thriving economy. They are important to the success of United Way, as we endeavor to improve lives in Henderson County through education, financial […]

Farmers, small businesses can apply for USDA renewable energy, energy efficiency grants

Press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is seeking applications for loan guarantees and grants to support renewable energy and energy efficiency improvement projects. Eligible agricultural producers and rural small businesses may apply for funding through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to install renewable energy […]

Mountain Medicine Festival to raise funds for environment and community health on Sept. 16

Press release from Integrative Family Medicine: Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville and Wedge at Foundation have partnered to host the first Mountain Medicine Festival, a community celebration and concert to highlight and benefit local environmental nonprofits. The all ages event will take place on Sunday, September 16, from 3-5:30 pm at the new Wedge at […]

Hands On! announces September program schedule

Press release from Hands On! Children’s Museum WNC: Tues. 9/4-Fri.9/7 All day. Make a Grandparents Day Card! All ages. Grandparents Day is September 10. Create a special card to show your Grandparents how much you love them! Sponsored by Hunter Subaru. Free with $5 admission/free for members. Tues. 9/4 10:30 am- 11:00 am Mad Science […]

Rural health foundations to receive distributions as part of Mission sale to HCA

Press release from Mission Health:   ASHEVILLE, NC – August 20, 2018 — Mission Health’s Board of Directors today announced that if and when the Mission Health and HCA Healthcare (HCA) transaction is closed, each Entity Legacy Foundation* will receive a distribution of $15 million dollars to improve the health and wellbeing of their community. […]

Backpack Bonanza distributes free school supplies Aug. 24

Press release from Children First/Communities In Schools: Local nonprofit, Children First/Communities In Schools (CIS), is hosting a backpack bonanza for students at five local elementary schools: Emma Elementary, Estes Elementary, Johnston Elementary, Claxton Elementary and Eblen Intermediate. Students will receive a backpack filled with school supplies, thanks to the United Way’s “Backpack to the Future” […]


Artist talk and presentation with Phil Sanders at Asheville BookWorks, Aug. 28

Press release from Asheville BookWorks: ARTIST TALK – PRESENTATION AUGUST 28, 2018 – from 6 – 8pm; speaking at 6:30pm (approximate) FREE and Open to the Public Asheville Printmakers and Asheville BookWorks are co-hosting a presentation with Phil Sanders It Takes a Village: Collaborative Printmaking & The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Phil Sanders, former Director […]

North Carolina Department of Insurance prohibits use of UNC Asheville’s new residence halls

Press release from NC Department of Insurance:  Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today has prohibited the use of the University of North Carolina at Asheville’s five newly constructed residence halls because the buildings pose life safety concerns to students. “As Insurance Commissioner, safety is my top priority,“ Commissioner Causey said. “I will not allow anyone to […]

Friends of the Henderson County Public Library host book sale

Press release from Friends of the Henderson County Public Library: For many years, the Friends of the Henderson County Public Library have held bi-annual book sales to raise money for the many programs and materials the Friends provide to the library and the community. Several thousand people a year visit the book sales – and they […]

“Booger’s Courthouse,” photograph by John Allison

“Renewal of the Ancient” art exhibit opens at Cherokee Museum, Sept. 1

Press release: “Renewal of the Ancient: Cherokee Millennial Artists” will open September 1 at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, North Carolina. This new exhibit features more than sixty works from eighteen artists who are members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, ages forty and under. The exhibit includes traditional and contemporary […]

"Ausencias" by Gory, image courtesy of UNC Asheville

Works by Cuban-American artist Gory at UNCA, Aug. 24-Oct. 5

Press release from UNC Asheville: New Exhibits of Works by Cuban-American Artist Gory (Rogelio López Marín), and by UNC Asheville Staff and Faculty, Open in August in Campus Galleries UNC Asheville will host two new exhibitions opening in August: The Decisive Dream – Photographs by Cuban-American artist Gory (Rogelio López Marín) The Decisive Dream, featuring […]

Sylva input session offers chance to weigh in on child welfare services

Announcement from Vaya Health: DHHS Hosts Child Welfare Listening Sessions The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Social Services is seeking public input at a series of listening sessions on how child welfare services can be improved. Child Welfare Listening Session (Salisbury) – Aug. 15, 2018 Child Welfare Listening Session (N. Wilkesboro) – Aug. 22, […]

ArtScape holds Banner Adventure Contest for kids, young adults

Press release from ArtScape: (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, August 14, 2018) —  Kids, grandparents, parents, and family members – the ArtScape Banner Adventure Contest is the family thing to do as summer wanes and school begins.  New game-cards are now available at Hendersonville Visitor Center, 201 S. Main St., which explain how children and young people can […]

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