Wellness Vol. 2: Graceful aging

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Cover Design Credit:

Kathy Wadham


  • The hero dies in this one

    -by Webmaster
    Bands with gold records and top-20 singles don't usually play dive bars, let alone go on tours that feature dive bars almost exclusively. But on Monday, Asheville will host a…
  • Human-condition portraiture

    -by Webmaster
    The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle is discussing his recent decision to road test new material again despite today’s “cell-phone camera versions” that despoil new releases. He admits that even his…
  • The Profiler

    -by Webmaster
    The Suspect: Wanda Jackson The Queen of Rockabilly got her start in 1958 with a rousing, gravelly voiced version of “Let’s Have a Party,” a song that her ex-boyfriend, Elvis…
  • Smart Bets: Dare Dukes

    -by Xpress Staff
    Pretty much the least likely person to ever go on a "Thugs Tour" would be Savannah, Ga.-based indie-folk artist Dare Dukes. And yet he is. In support of his newest…
  • Smart Bets: Akira Satake and Duncan Wickel

    -by Xpress Staff
    Musician (and ceramist) Akira Satake grew up in Osaka, Japan where he discovered the banjo through recordings of Appalachian musicians Flatt and Scruggs. A world away, Asheville native Duncan Wickel…
  • Smart Bets: Aquila Theatre

    -by Xpress Staff
    Touring company Aquila Theatre brings a double dose of antics — both comedic and dramatic — to the Diana Wortham stage. On Friday, Feb. 3, the troupe performs Oscar Wilde’s…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    Help celebrate the grand opening of Spellbound Children's Bookstore's new location inside ZaPow! art gallery, 21 Battery Park Ave., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m.…


  • A Mural Feast

    -by Webmaster
    Joshua Spiceland’s art is sprinkled all over downtown Asheville’s inside, outside even underside. Some works are highly visible, like his painting of a vivacious smiling face, nestled between Izzy’s Coffee…
  • Small Bites: Tupelo Honey expands

    -by Webmaster
    Tupelo Honey Café is opening a restaurant on the first floor of The Oliver Hotel, a 28-room historic boutique property located in Knoxville, Tenn. Constructed in 1876, the building originally…
  • Small Bites: Quick Bites

    -by Webmaster
    Three restaurants have closed over the past few weeks: The Northside Bar and Grill has closed. The restaurant’s Facebook page has this message: “Sorry Everyone! We could not come to…
  • Go with the flow

    -by Webmaster
    There are several varieties of honey available locally. Generally, the first three weeks of May are the spring flow, when tulip poplar trees, locust trees, hollies, blackberries and more bloom.…
  • Is that really honey, Honey?

    -by Webmaster
    Media outlets were abuzz about honey at the end of 2011, and it’s still making the news in the new year. Unfortunately, reports aren’t so sweet. The gist? The quality…
  • Small Bites: Small Plate Crawl comes to Asheville

    -by Webmaster
    Want to sample some of what the Asheville food scene has to offer on the super-cheap? Heck yes, you do. The Small Plate Crawl that's become so popular in Hendersonville…


  • Wellness Vol. 2 intro

    -by Webmaster
    The word “wellness” often evokes images of young, radiant, people eating organic food and engaging in wholesome physical activities. But wellness has many faces, and in part two of our…
  • Stumbling toward a deal

    -by David Forbes
    Asheville City Council Jan. 24, 2012 meeting White Oak Grove rezoning request withdrawn Pushcart rules retooled Council retreat set for Feb. 3 “Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme/That any…
  • The Beat: No place like home

    -by Jake Frankel
    The Asheville area’s natural beauty and friendly beer culture lured Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. to Mills River, despite bigger economic-incentive packages dangled by other suitors, says company founder Ken Grossman.…
  • Retirement and beyond

    -by Webmaster
    An artist never retires, maintains painter Mary Farmer, 58, who traded the waves of California for the mountains of North Carolina and transformed her garage into a studio. In addition…
  • Comfort and joy

    -by Jake Frankel
    The healing power of music can bring comfort and joy to patients living out their final days, notes Emily Keebler, co-founder of the music-therapy program at Four Seasons. People told…
  • Smart Bets: Dirty Names

    -by Xpress Staff
    "We have played with ZZ Top, The Stone Temple Pilots, Bret Michaels and opened up for The Felice Brothers," says Annapolis, Md.'s Dirty Names in an email. This kind of…
  • Getting it together

    -by Michael Hopping
    Call him Samuel. It’s not his real name, but the medical challenges he faces are real enough: Severe mental illness, diabetes and a bad back have left him incapable of…
  • From Andalusia to WNC

    -by Webmaster
    What: You don’t have to travel to Spain to enjoy flamenco dance. Western Carolina University is bringing Spanish music and dance to the region with the "La Pasion Flamenca," featuring…
  • Which tree do I see?

    -by Webmaster
    What: The leaves are down and the buds aren’t quite out yet. So how do you know what kind of tree you’re admiring? RiverLink has the key: a winter tree-identification…
  • House calls

    -by Susan Hutchinson


  • Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 02/01/11

    -by Webmaster
    • Local man stymies all present at drug charge arraignment, asking ‘What the hell else are you going to do for fun in Swannanoa?’ • Guppy study sheds light on…
  • Memorial

    -by Webmaster
  • D.U.I.

    -by Molton
  • -by Webmaster
    A caption in the Jan. 25 story “Two Chilis and a Meatloaf” incorrectly referred to Jason Sellers, a chef and co-owner of Plant restaurant, as Jeff Sellers.
  • The Richmond Hill workday was a success

    -by Webmaster
    I would like to thank the folks who came out to Richmond Hill Park on a cold December morning to hack and kill the enemy: invasive exotic weeds. With the…
  • Biodiesel: pump it up

    -by Webmaster
    At Blue Ridge Biofuels, we are always excited to see our feedstock clients being recognized for their commitment to sustainable practices in pursuit of green restaurant certification [“Asheville Restaurants Go…
  • The new lighting fixtures are a bit too brilliant

    -by Webmaster
    I applaud the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners’ leadership in their efforts to reduce light pollution. Unfortunately, I live in the city, where my neighbors and I have real issues…
  • Where’s the fat in Buncombe County’s budget?

    -by Webmaster
    On Jan. 10, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners held a “continued meeting” to discuss the results of a countywide compensation study. Although the report only looked at five job…
  • Silenced by local government

    -by Webmaster
    a href=”“If our government is of the people, for the people and by the people, then why is our government taking from the people? Why is our government constantly trying…
  • No Name-Calling Week is a nice gesture, but it won’t stop bullying

    -by Webmaster
    Buncombe County Schools is participating in No-Name Calling Week Jan. 23-27, a national campaign to reduce or eliminate bullying in schools. As a retired teacher, having put in 30 years…
  • The national election begins locally

    -by Webmaster
    Gen. William T. Sherman wrote to encourage his friend, Gen. U.S. Grant, saying that Grant’s “chief characteristic is the simple faith in success.” For example, Grant arrived in besieged Chattanooga…