Kickstarte­r campaign launched to document stories of Southern Appalachia­n women

At midnight on July 9, Asheville-based photographer Ian MacLellan and musician Emma Scudder launched a Kickstarter campaign for a documentary they hope to create. Called “We Are Here”, the multimedia project will tell the stories of Southern Appalachian women and, in the process, “redefine the way that outsiders see and think about Appalachia.” (Photo from the project’s Kickstarter page)

Meals On Wheels holds third annual “Polar Bear Plunge” fundraiser

Polar Bear Plunge benefit for Meals on Wheels
Meals On Wheels will hold its third annual Polar Bear Plunge fundraiser at the Asheville Racquet Club on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Despite forecasted temperatures in the low thirties, more than 20 volunteers will brave the icy waters of the club’s outdoor pool to help raise money to feed Buncombe County’s homebound seniors.