- They're performing their new, nature-inspired meditations in more than 50 cities across the globe, including Asheville. Jessica Pratt opens the show at the Orange Peel on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at…The 2015 iteration of American Craft Week is held Friday, Oct. 2 to Sunday, Oct. 11, so it’s really a week-plus. That’s a good thing, because with more than 30…American Craft Week actually spans 10 days — from Friday, Oct. 2, to Sunday, Oct. 11 — with participating organizations in every state. Many states, however, only have an event…Put on by a cast of local stage dwellers, productions are at the Magnetic Theatre Thursdays-Saturdays, from Oct. 1-24, at 7:30 p.m., nightly.Flow Gallery in Marshall, Local Cloth in conjunction with the Asheville ARea Arts Council and the fiber program of Haywood Community College all hold fiber-arts exhibitions during American Craft Week.Madison County fiddler Roger Howell is the subject of "A Mighty Fine Memory: Stories and Tunes from the Fiddler of Banjo Branch," a new documentary film that debuts Saturday, Oct.…New Mountain hosts the meeting of minds Sunday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.Discoveries at Garden Creek, an archeological site near Canton, suggest it served as a home for native craftspeople who produced artifacts for a religious and cultural movement that swept ancient…Banjo player and composer Jayme Stone turned an interest in the Alan Lomax folk music archives into a collaborative project with 20-plus musicians. Three will join him at Isis Restaurant…Asheville Music Hall hosts the 18+ event on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 9 p.m.
- When you carry your kitchen on your back, food and cooking equipment needs to be small and lightweight. A few local experts share ideas for creating backcountry meals that are…Foodie festivals continue in WNC with Taste of Sylva's downtown restaurant crawl. Meanwhile, Organic Growers School is poised to train a new crop of farmers; Ambrozia will host a wine…About 60,000 beer lovers and brewers attended this year's Great American Beer Festival Sept. 24-26 in Denver. Among them were representatives from several WNC breweries, a couple of whom brought…
- Activated by the opening of a yoga studio, a 'wellness block' of like-minded businesses has sprung up in South Liberty Street area, creating a wellness-oriented community.Even in Foodtopia, hunger is a big problem. Last year, MANNA FoodBank alone distributed 15 million pounds of food through 248 agency partners in 16 counties in Western North Carolina.…A portion of proceeds from the spirituality event will go to Jubilee Community Church's Hunger Fund, which benefits local nonprofits MANNA FoodBank, Meals on Wheels and Loving Food Resources.
- Twice a month, the Asheville Popcorn Movie Group gathers at a local theater to watch a new release and then discuss the film over a meal at a nearby restaurant.…
- Lindsey Simerly Website: lindseyforcouncil.org Employment: Manager, WE DO campaign, Campaign for Southern Equality Party affiliation: Democrat Previous candidacy: Ran for Asheville City Council in 2007 NEW! Notable endorsements: Sierra Club,…Brian Haynes Website: brianhaynesforavl.com Employment: Showroom assistant manager at Habitat for Humanity Party affiliation: Registered unaffiliated, votes in Democratic primaries NEW! Notable endorsements: All Souls Pizza, The Amp Shop, Appalachian Realty,…Marc Hunt Website: huntforcouncil.com Employment: Retired from Open Space Institute Party affiliation: Democrat Previous candidacy: Council member since 2011, vice mayor since 2013 NEW! Notable endorsements: Mayor Esther Manheimer, former…Julie Mayfield Website: juliemayfieldforcouncil.org Employment: Co-director of MountainTrue Party affiliation: Democrat NEW! Notable endorsements: Sierra Club, Equality NC, state Sen. Terry Van Duyn, state Rep. Susan Fisher, state Rep. John…Keith Young Website: votekeith.com Employment: Deputy clerk of Superior Court Party affiliation: Democrat Previous candidacy: Ran for Buncombe County Board of Commissioners in 2012, 2014 NEW! Notable endorsements: Council member…Rich Lee Website: richleeforasheville.com Employment: Financial adviser at Edward Jones Party affiliation: Democrat NEW! Notable endorsements: State representative Susan Fisher, former mayor Ken Michalove, architect Michael McDonough, business owners Tim Schaller…Ken Michalove Employment: Retired Party affiliation: Registered unaffiliated, votes in democratic primaries Previous candidacy: Former Asheville mayor and city manager What are three achievable goals that you would champion in…Carl Mumpower Website: balanceforasheville.com Employment: Clinical psychologist Party affiliation: Republican Previous candidacy: Former vice mayor and City Council member, 2001-09 What are three achievable goals that you would champion in…Dee Williams Website: dee4asheville.org Employment: Small business consultant, real estate broker Party affiliation: Registered unaffiliated, has voted in both democrat and republican primaries Previous candidacy: Several unsuccessful bids for City…Corey Atkins Website: atkinsforasheville.com Employment: Defense attorney at Brazil & Burke, P.A. Party affiliation: Democrat What are three achievable goals that you would champion in the next two years? Sustainable…Joe Grady Website: joegrady.com Employment: Sales specialist & Community Commander at Best Buy, Former Keller Williams real estate broker; former City Council member in North Canton, Ohio. Party affiliation: Registered…Richard Liston Website: avl.mx/1se Employment: Educator and taxi driver Party affiliation: Registered unaffiliated What are three achievable goals that you would champion in the next two years? First of…John Miall Website: miallforcouncil.com Employment: Retired former city risk manager Party affiliation: Democrat Previous candidacy: Ran for mayor in 2013 What are three achievable goals that you would champion in…Grant Millin Website: grantmillin.com Employment: Owner of Innovograph LLC Party affiliation: Democrat What are three achievable goals that you would champion in the next two years? Get the kind…LaVonda Payne Employment: Long-haul truck driver Party affiliation: Registered unaffiliated What are three achievable goals that you would champion in the next two years? Increasing the quality of our urban…
- "A very good argument can be made that if the state of North Carolina refuses to protect its citizens, the citizens in a local government have every right to pass…"So you are about as likely to be killed by lightning as killed by a dog. You are 1,000 times more likely to be bitten by a dog, requiring an…"My conclusion: No matter what City Council decides to do with the city-owned property to the south, the basilica will survive and probably flourish.""Not only will parks limit the housing supply, but they will also increase demand as affluent gentry from all over outbid local tenants to enjoy all the new parks.""After reading Rich's open letter on why he supports the green space in front of the Basilica [of St. Lawrence], I believe that he has the financial savvy to help…"After reviewing questionnaires and interviewing candidates, the Sierra Club has endorsed Marc Hunt and Julie Mayfield for Asheville City Council.""I appeal for each candidate who has been endorsed by St. Lawrence Green to renounce any association, as this movement has created tensions and anxieties among those of us who…"Brian Haynes, Rich Lee and Keith Young have endorsed preservation of St. Lawrence Green as a public space. That's one of many reasons I have endorsed them for Council. "Autumn, gorgeous in yellow and red, Is the harvest time, when man is led To garner the fruits of sweat and toil From dear Mother Earth, the deep rich soil……"And if Planned Parenthood does close its doors, the people in Asheville and WNC who will be the most hurt are precisely the ones who most need the sex education…"You may not always agree with Carl [Mumpower], but I know that he is a man who thinks things through and stands for what he believes is right instead of…"Women are intelligent, valuable human beings with a greater purpose that existing to visually and sexually please men.""Permitting duplexes in all single-family residential districts will degrade these districts."