Jacquelyn Hall, co-executive director of Read to Succeed Asheville/Buncombe discusses the importance of reading to children from a young age and the how everyone in the community can play a role in promoting literacy.
Kids stuff: The beauty of mistakes
Amy Chambers, art teacher at Glen Arden Elementary, discusses the benefits of the arts and the dedication teachers bring to the profession.
From Asheville Watchdog: Life on the Streets of Asheville
Part 3 of Asheville Watchdog’s series, “Down Town,” examines the reality of the recent deterioration of Asheville’s central business district.
Susan Reinhardt’s latest novel combines satire and solemnity
Known as a humorist by many, the local author pivots in her latest novel, The Beautiful Misfits, tackling the issue of addiction. Despite the heavy topic, Susan Reinhardt promises that there is also plenty of hope and potential laughter within the story’s pages.
Filmmaking classes empower area youth
Fierce Flix, Lisa Smith Teaches and Asheville School of Film teach local kids the art of filmmaking and life skills.
Kids stuff: The power of music in the digital age
Lyndsay Pruett, member of the Jon Stickley Trio and a teacher at Academy for the Arts, discusses the surprises that come with teaching kids to play the fiddle.
Council approves up to $20M for McCormick Field
Attendees at baseball games may pick up part of the tab for the McCormick Field improvements through a new 50-cent “facility fee” to be added to each ticket.
Compared to 8 other districts, pay-to-cost-of-living gap highest in Asheville
A local teachers group presented a grim picture to the Asheville City Board of Education on March 14 illustrating that Asheville teachers are paid less but face a higher cost of living compared with eight similar North Carolina districts. While the state sets a base salary for various levels of teacher experience and education, local […]
Kids stuff: The importance of silent reflection and observation
Chehala Andriananjason, WNC program manager at Muddy Sneakers, discusses the benefits of small group learning, taking in the natural world and the best places to hike.
Signing off: Local teens ghost social media
Area teens choose their mental health, jobs and hobbies over participating on social media.
Kids stuff: The integration of many disciplines
Sara Sanders, director of STEAM Studio, discusses the benefits and misconceptions about STEAM programs.
Kids stuff: The impact of social media on today’s youth
Jocelin Rosas, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County community school coordinator at Erwin Middle School, discusses student resiliency, social media and the importance of mentorships.
Around Town: A.C. Reynolds Symphonic Band will play at Carnegie Hall
The A.C. Reynolds High School Symphonic Band will play an evening concert at Carnegie Hall in April. Plus, Shakespeare & Friends presents two very different takes on A Doll’s House, a local author recounts growing up in the South and Story Parlor celebrates St. Patrick’s Day.
Kids stuff: Self-expression is key!
Emma Berger-Singer, owner of Asheville Kids Yoga & Art, discusses the benefits of yoga for young children.
What’s new in food: Sovereign Remedies Exchange lands in Leicester
Sovereign Remedies Exchange opens in Leicester. Also: Botiwalla comes to West Asheville; Barn Door Ciderworks returns; and more!
Letter: Woolly worms don’t lie
“Many residents have never experienced the absence of ‘mountain winter,’ which tourists flee and only the brave endure.”