Give!Local fundraisin­g drive begins

Give!Local returns Nov. 1, featuring 47 local nonprofits who are campaigning for financial support via Give!Local’s one-stop, online, donation platform. Festivities on Nov. 2 will formally kick off this two-month, end-of-year donation drive with a free party at Highland Brewing in Asheville, celebrating the participating nonprofits. This is Give!Local’s second year. Last year, the campaign raised […]

Give!Local kickoff: Very auspicious and very Asheville

Give!Local raised nearly $1,000 in its opening day and many of the nonprofits raised additional money at the kickoff event. Thirty nonprofits, their boards, two food vendors, three bands, a dinosaur and a ghost pepper all convened along with about 200 people from the public.

Community Calendar Highlights­: Give!Local nonprofit events from 11/04 through 11/12

This week the Community Calendar is highlighting events that are sponsored by nonprofits that are participating in the Give!Local campaign. The campaign is raising money for 30 worthy local nonprofits that make a big difference where we live.  These events are wonderful examples of some of the great work that these nonprofits do within our communities! ANIMALS […]

Paul Thorpe, remembered


Xpress received a letter from Elizabeth Schell, owner of Purl’s Yarn Emporium on Wall Street, about the recent death of Paul Thorpe, owner of Asheville Music School, where Thorpe taught piano to Schell’s son. Here, Schell and Anne Coombs, Thorpe’s business partner at AMS, reflect and invite those who knew him to share their own remembrances in the comments section. A memorial service for Thorpe is set for Saturday, Dec. 10; details within. (Pictured, Paul Thorpe with Anne Coombs.) Photo courtesy of Asheville Music School.