Jingle Bell Trolley Train Run rides rails Saturdays in Asheville

The Craggy Mountain Line Railroad —a nonprofit dedicated to preserving a historic 3-mile section of railroad on the Craggy Mountain Line in Buncombe County — will present the second installment of this season’s holiday-themed run on Saturday. Launched on Nov. 30, the holiday event runs every Saturday up until Christmas — Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21, and train rides will be offered once per hour from 4-8 p.m.

A compromise is possible

I always enjoy reading the Letters section in the Mountain Xpress. I noticed that the Grove Park Inn responded to a letter complaining about the new parking fees [“Shame on the Grove Park Inn,” Dec. 5 Xpress]. It would seem to me that a compromise could be reached between the locals who enjoy the gingerbread […]

The giving tree: Simple gifts can fulfill big needs

For many seniors and adults with disabilities in Buncombe County, visions of sugarplums do not dance in their heads during the holiday season. They’re dreaming of warm clothes, food and the reassurance that they are not forgotten. According to Roxann Sizemore, supervisor of the Buncombe County Adult Protective Services Department, that’s the mission of the Buncombe County Senior Wish Tree project, and it goes beyond wish lists.