Photographer: Bill Rhodes

Bill is a photographer based in Asheville, NC. His work has appeared in many national and regional publications over the years. You can see more of his work at billrhodesphoto.com

NC Big Sweep in Asheville

NC Big Sweep in Asheville

Asheville Greenworks and RiverLink sponsored a big clean-up effort as part of a state-wide Big Sweep on October 1st. Volunteers from UNCA, Warren Wilson, Haywood Community College, Mars Hill College, and others picked up roadside trash, and tackled a “dump site” under the Smoky Park Highway bridge. A 20yd dumpster was filled to overflowing just […]

Breakfast Truck on Haywood Road

Breakfast Truck on Haywood Road

They were there before sunrise today, on a cool, foggy West Asheville morning. In the dark, problems were encountered and solutions devised. There was the power, quick, go to generators. Things not remembered, go get ’em. Eventually, potatoes, eggs, and local meats hit the hot grill, and things were off and running. Eatbox brings a […]

Gasoline-Powered Shop Vacuum

Gasoline-Powered Shop Vacuum

Come on, fans of Tim ‘the toolman’ Taylor… that phrase has to have you going, what, what, WHAT? Yes, you heard that right. Asheville Greenworks has developed a gasoline-powered vacuum to use on street cleanups. A former olive barrel, converted to rain barrel is now sporting a 25cc 200-MPH leaf blower motor on it’s modified […]

SausageFest at the DeSoto Lounge

SausageFest at the DeSoto Lounge

Karen Fowler, of the soon-to-be-opened butcher shop The Chop Shop, serving up some of her hand-made sausages at an event she dubs “SausageFest 2011” behind the DeSoto Lounge. On the menu this first day was a Bacon-Cheddar-Beer Brat and a Vietnamese-style Ban Mi Brat which, as one satififed eater said, “has some heat.” Look for […]

Ami and Krekel Unplugged at the Hop West

Ami and Krekel Unplugged at the Hop West

Ami Worthen and Krekel, AKA The Mad Tea Party played an enjoyable set of music in a West Asheville favorite intimate setting, the Hop West. Helped by Ami’s sister, Jennifer, on a couple of songs, the duo ran down original songs, covers and old timey string songs to the enjoyment of all present.

Mountain State Fair 2011

Mountain State Fair 2011

The annual Mountain State Fair is up to it’s usual amusements this year. If you have not been in a while, it’s time. If you have not been since last year, it’s time. If you have not been since last night, well guess what? It’s time. Eat giant food. Ride giant rides. Without giant lines. […]

BRRG Boot Camp

BRRG Boot Camp

With the season winding down, BRRG looks to next year and recriuting season. The last of the summer ‘boot camp’ sessions has happened. The wannabe fresh meat skaters have learned how to fall without breaking anything, make sharp turns, stop on a dime and change direction, and get an idea of what they may be […]

3rd Annual West Asheville Garden Stroll

3rd Annual West Asheville Garden Stroll

Fifteen Gardens prepared for visitors on a beautiful Saturday in West Asheville. The 3rd Annual West Asheville Garden Stoll kicked off with an environmental award to Doug ‘brother hug’ Barlow for his tireless work in getting the greenway going and a surpirse visit from Bill Whipple’s mother, ‘Dorothy’. Now, being Asheville, and specifically West Asheville, […]

Emperor X Rocks Harvest Records

Emperor X Rocks Harvest Records

Emperor X blew into town with a couple of guys from Johnson City, TN that had only met a few hours before. For most bands/singer-song-writers, this would be a disaster. For Emperor X, it is routine–a welcome way to keep his wits fresh and mind sharp. As he travels around the country he buries tapes […]