Groing community in the gardens

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  • Smart Bets: The Everydays

    -by Xpress Staff
    Folk duo The Everydays (David Zoll and Tim Marsh) are, between them, members of local groups like Bayou Diesel, Chalwa and Asheville Horns. Together, they've opened shows for Malcolm Holcombe,…
  • Smart Bets: Please the Trees

    -by Xpress Staff
    There's more than a catchy rhyme at play when it comes to the band name of this Czech trio (Vash Havelka on vocals and guitar, Mira Syrny on bass and…
  • That’s so raven

    -by Alli Marshall
    Singer-songwriter Alyn Mearns describes his musical evolution as “a kid going from classical violin to wanting to play ‘Johnny B. Goode’ on the guitar,” to “trying to make a complete…
  • Smart Bets: Schoolhouse Rock

    -by Xpress Staff
    You’ve gotta hand it to a cartoon series that made it fun to sing about adverbs. Thanks to that Saturday morning staple, Schoolhouse Rock!, children of the ’70s know what…
  • Night life

    -by Justin Souther
    “It started with a passion project — me wanting to do Twelfth Night — and finding some means to make it happen,” explains Ken Knight who, with the help of…
  • Smart Bets: Callaghan

    -by Xpress Staff
    Singer-songwriter Callaghan left London in 2010 to record her debut album with singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins — a collaboration that began with a MySpace message. Since her move to the States,…
  • Paying off

    -by Webmaster
    Usually the job of the supporting act is to ready the crowd for the headliner. In the case of Shovels & Rope opening for Dawes at The Orange Peel last…


  • Packed to the (trout) gills

    -by Jonathan Ammons
    The highly anticipated King James Public House opened this winter on Charlotte Street to a jam-packed house, and the crowd didn't die down for several weeks. The tiny, 45-seat restaurant…
  • Boat drinks

    -by Michael Franco
    Ahhh tiki cocktails … those sunset-colored vacations in a glass. When done right, they warm your taste buds with exotic spices and unexpected flavors. When done wrong, they coat your…
  • Cultivating the source

    -by Toni Sherwood
    Looking to live the idyllic farm life, yet still be able to pop into downtown Asheville on a whim for dinner and a show? John Swann, owner of Katuah Market,…
  • Rainbow table

    -by Webmaster
    If I had a nickel for every time my daughter asked me for a snack, well — you know how the saying goes. Snacks are a big topic when you…

    -by Webmaster
    Sierra Nevada introduces IPA 4-pack Sierra Nevada is best-known for its hoppy Pale Ale and Torpedo IPA. Now it’s taking the hoppiness one step further and rolling out a variety…


  • No garden, no problem

    -by Jen Nathan Orris
    Growing a community garden isn’t possible for everyone. But when you can’t grow fruits and veggies with your neighbors or in your own backyard, a CSA (community supported agriculture) program…


  • Row by row

    -by Lea McLellan
    Each week, horticultural therapist April Peterson volunteers in a classroom of students with intensive special needs at Fairview Elementary School. As a part of the therapy program, students plant seeds,…
  • Love and loss

    -by Kyle Sherard
    On Feb 19 Lark Books employees got the word: The longtime publishing house is closing, and staff must move out by the first week of May. That’s when Lark —…
  • Immigration

    -by Jesse Farthing
    Mars Hill University kicked off its new ACLU organization by inviting immigration attorney Lynn Calder from Raleigh to speak to students and the public about US immigration policies. Around 30…
  • Biz blotter

    -by Webmaster
    Openings Apex Brain Centers, 2 Walden Ridge Dr. Suite 80. 708-5274. Mojo Kitchen & Lounge, 55 College St. 255-7767. Katuah Market, 2 Hendersonville Road. 676-2882. King James…


  • Teacher Contract

    -by Molton
  • Royal Pain

    -by Brent Brown
  • Save cover for pressing issues

    -by Webmaster
    I have to admit, dear Mountain Xpress, I was put off and disappointed by your cover story, “Going Up?” [Feb. 19, Xpress]. With the wide range of social/political/environmental issues that…
  • Pronoun preferences should be respected

    -by Letters
    I certainly don’t expect my local alt-weekly to be any kind of ally to the many, many queer and trans folks who have been living and working in this town…
  • Add Milestone Press to your list of WNC publishers

    -by Letters
    As an outdoor regional writer, I appreciated your article on WNC presses [“Pressing Matters: WNC’s Small But Mighty Publishing Houses,” Feb. 26 Xpress]. But I would like to add Milestone…
  • Polluters are the real criminals

    -by Letters
    It was just over two years ago when Greenpeace activists went into the coal plant in South Asheville and hung banners. They did it to point out that coal is…
  • Voicing support for Ron Robinson

    -by Letters
    I’m writing as a citizen and resident of Jackson County to voice my support for Ron Robinson for N.C. Senate, 50th District. The seat is currently occupied by tea party…