Homegrown Families hosts sweet potato contest and fundraiser Oct. 1

  Something sweet is in the air. The seventh annual sweet potato cooking contest and fundraiser is happening Saturday, Oct. 1. This event will also double as the fall open house for the new Homegrown Families Health and Education Center at 201 Charlotte St. The center houses a variety of integrative family health services, including licensed […]

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.

Life after cancer: Oncology nurse and cancer survivor to hold cancer survivorsh­ip talk

After being cancer-free for six years, Penny Stollery recently hiked from the edge of Gatlinburg to Mount LeConte with friends to mark the end of five years of hormonal therapy. But as she stood on the mountain, the oncology nurse practitioner says she recognized that life after cancer is its own battle — and one that is seldom discussed. (photo courtesy of Penny Stollery)

Q&A with ADHD coach and therapist: Rudy Rodriguez

Local therapist and ADHD coach Rudy Rodriguez will give a free presentation about mindfulness practices for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at Malaprop’s Bookstore this Wednesday, June 27, at 7 p.m. Xpress spoke with him to dispel some myths about this disorder that affects an estimated 3 to 7 percent of school-aged children nationwide. (Photo courtesy of Rudy Rodriguez)