- "Let your feelings fly to be a/part of this world""There is a pretty big problem in Asheville. It’s racism.""However, a problem that is often overlooked is children in hospitals or shelters without comfort. This is the problem I acted upon by volunteering for Project Linus and making a…"We would attract more bugs like butterflies and bees to school, and we would waste less. It would help us and the animals.""The glimmer of joy dances in front of you/you latch on with all your might:/maybe there’s a chance for a redo?""How to help: Don’t treat people based on how they look or who they are; respect them.""Eat it up or when you’re through, compost it or give it to someone new!""A theme I have heard before is 'ignorance is bliss,' but the truth is, it’s not, and people suffer from ignorance every day. Stereotypes, bigotry and prejudice are all a…"Making a difference is hard, but you can do it in your school, work or even your home. You don’t have to be famous to change the world. You can…On Sunday, March 18, Christian will join three other renowned tellers — David Novak, Elena Diana Miller and Donna Marie Todd — in presenting A Patchwork of Stories at the…The Asheville singer-songwriter discusses the areas in which she needed to improve following her 2015 debut and how she achieved those goals for her new LP "Heavy Magnolias."Through its outreach to young listeners, Ozomatli has expanded, not changed, its focus. And the social themes that characterize much of the band's music remain at the collective heart of…Eric Wolf leads a trio of storytelling sessions March 17-18 at Black Mountain’s Earthaven Eco-village.The Moon and You perform with Amanda Anne Platt and Mimi Bell on March 16 at 185 King St.The evening-length dance-theater work makes its Southeast premiere March 16 and 17 at Diana Wortham Theatre.Families with kids should not wait to make reservations as these shows are playing to capacity crowds and tickets are pretty scarce at the door.Asheville-based R&B artist Leeda “Lyric” Jones debuts the music video for her new single "Focus On Us” at The Social on Thursday, March 15.The benefit concert for SAFE Water Now takes place March 21 at The Grey Eagle.
- The breweries join Innovation and Balsam Falls in the county industry's focus on the local market.The growing network of relationships that comprises WNC's local food system is far more complex than just farmer and buyer.Fractals Coffee Shop and Cafe brings something completely different to Haywood Road this week. Also, the inaugural Hendersonville Restaurant Week, African Friendship Dinner at Folkmoot; THE BLOCK Off Biltmore's first…
- Superfoods are nutrient dense, rich with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and polyphenols. Some superfoods are found in Western North Carolina, such as blueberries, sweet potatoes and wild nettles.
- UNC Asheville hosts its 17th annual F-Word (Feminist) Film Festival, Michael Flanagan and other musicians live improvise a score to "House (Hausu)" at The Mothlight and more.
- On Jan. 29, 1886, The Asheville Citizen updated its readers about the facility’s progress. The report stated that Mission Hospital, "organized in Asheville for charitable purposes … will eventually be…On Wednesday, March 21, Esther Manheimer and Sheneika Smith will be the featured speakers at The Eclectic Lives of Two Asheville Women. The free community forum will take place in…For faith leaders wondering what they can do to improve security, law enforcement agencies across Western North Carolina offer assessments and training to help places of worship ensure the safety…On March 20, landscape architect Sieglinde Anderson and photographer Ruthie Rosauer will share advice for gardening beneath and appreciating this region's diverse and abundant tree canopy. Sponsored by the Hendersonville…ClimateCon, North Carolina’s first conference dedicated to the business of climate, runs March 16-25. The event is organized by The Collider, which plans a host of presentations, panels and business…The week after the release of body camera footage showing a white APD officer beating an African-American Asheville resident, members of the community attended a Citizens Police Advisory Committee meeting…The Buncombe County Board of Elections announced in a hearing that Michael Morgan, who had filed to run for Buncombe County sheriff, was disqualified due to his conviction on a…
- "Awareness is the first step in change. Instead of blindly following orders and being cruel to others, let us say, 'No!' We will not be part of this current roundup.""The amount of litter and cigarette butts strewn everywhere is not to be believed.""Traditions of violence and discrimination have long existed in our society, but that does not mean that they are acceptable.""Keeping jailed mentally ill defendants zonked out on tranquilizers in order to ensure victory for the state should be a national and local scandal!""We are calling for local government to ambitiously fund public transit in order to make our system run on time, all day and more often.""The newcomers worshipped at the feet of the Right Rev. Wilma Dykeman, a local deity whose writings took on the prominence and influence of the Holy Grail."