Asheville Mardi Gras Parade 2016

Asheville Mardi Gras Parade 2016

Asheville Mardi Gras held their ninth annual Mardi Gras parade in downtown Asheville on Sunday. The parade lined up on Wall St. and began to move at 3:05 pm. According to the Asheville Mardi Gras’s website, the parade marched down Battery Park Ave. before moving through Haywood St., finally looping back to Battery Park Ave. […]

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Winter Closings on the Parkway

Winter Closings on the Parkway

In the months from May to October, the many Blue Ridge Parkway access points in Buncombe County are crowded with people eager to enjoy all it has to offer. However in the winter months, a precaution is in place. During the coldest part of the year, many stretches of the road will be closed to […]

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Asheville Folk

Asheville Folk

When Asheville Folk founders Christina and Blaise Foret moved to Asheville in January 2015, they had no idea that before the year was over they would be operating an up-and-coming business, and hosting event’s that would draw crowds of creatives from all over Asheville. A lot can happen in a year. Christina said that she […]

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Elevate’s Open House

Elevate’s Open House

Elevate, a Christian organization, offers affordable classes for the Asheville community. These classes offer everything from ballet to after school care. Each class is usually around six dollars. On Feb. 6, Elevate hosted an open house at their church to show off the various classes they offer throughout the year. “We just want to make […]

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Winter Warmer Beer Festival

Winter Warmer Beer Festival

Booze, pretzels and live music could all be found at the U.S. Cellular Center this past Saturday during the MountainTrue Winter Warmer Beer Festival. Celebrating it’s ninth year, the event rescheduled for February 6 due to snow conditions in the previous weekend. This year’s roster based more local breweries after tightened regulations made it difficult for out-of-state beers to be tapped […]

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Asheville Mardi Gras

Asheville Mardi Gras

Layne Pierce   An estimated 10,000 people lined up on the streets of Battery Park Avenue, Haywood Street and Page Avenue to get a glimpse of the Asheville Mardi Gras Parade on Sunday, Feb. 7th. The event included a wide barrage of costumes from Steampunk Skeletons to Samurai Werewolves. “Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, will […]

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Story Time: French Broad Chocolate Lounge Release Party

Story Time: French Broad Chocolate Lounge Release Party

Local chocolatiers Dan and Jael Rattigan hosted a release party on Jan. 31 at the French Broad Chocolate Factory and Tasting Room to celebrate their new products, packaging and collaborators. The event, full to capacity, featured new collaborations with Riverbend Malthouse, Mountain Air Roasting, and Bulls Bay Salt, redesigned packaging produced by Catawba Paper Box, […]

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Phil Mechanic building sold to developer

Phil Mechanic building sold to developer

The Phil Mechanic building of Asheville’s River Arts District was sold on January 22 to a San Antonio based real estate developer. The building had been for sale for nearly two years and is only one of several buildings sold recently in the River Arts District. “I wouldn’t call it a positive thing, because the […]

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ZaPow gallery welcomes you

ZaPow gallery welcomes you

Grant Searcey is an artist based in Georgia who sells art at ZaPow Gallery located in downtown Asheville. “When I moved to Georgia from Los Angeles, I probably heard once a week that I had to check out Asheville,” Searcey said. “So, I did and I love Asheville.” He said the owners of the gallery, […]

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