Buncombe County’s community grant program helps support nonprofits. Based on a nonprofit’s focus and mission, county staff sets specific annual targets for its performance. But are the performance measures succeeding in holding all the funded organizations accountable for achieving their stated goals?
Beyond the astronomic phenomenon, Asheville’s Solar Eclipse Festival features food vendors, the Splashville interactive fountain and solar-inspired music curated by DJ Kipper of Mix 96.5.
The Downtown Holiday Windows Contest, held by the Asheville Downtown Association, features an annual theme: this year’s is “Light up the holidays.”
The Asheville Museum of Science held a soft opening from 10 a.m. until noon at its new location in the Wells Fargo building at 43 Patton Avenue. In addition to the opening reception, an official ceremony was held to celebrate a $400,000 grant awarded to the museum from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority.
A love of science and dinosaurs prompted brewer Tim Weber to craft two Tyrannosaurus Rex-themed beers to raise money for the Asheville Museum of Science’s relocation efforts.
This summer, the Colburn Earth Science Museum, currently parked in the basement of Pack Place, will pack up its fossils, geodes and gems and move to a more prominent spot in the Wells Fargo Building, alongside Pritchard Park. In the process, it will be reborn as the Asheville Museum of Science.