Category Archive: Photo Essays

French Broad River Keeper Water Sampling

French Broad River Keeper Water Sampling

15 Volunteers heeded the cyber call of the French Broad River Keeper, Hartwell Carson, to help sample water for bacteria in the watershed. They met in a parking lot on Tunnel Road, next to Ross Creek, which flows into Kenilworth Lake, and then into the Swannoah River above Sweeten Creek. Raging in age from 8 […]

Volunteers Beautify West Asheville

Volunteers Beautify West Asheville

A group of volunteers committed an act of guerrilla, or Girlilla, gardening today, cleaning up the traffic triangles on the corner of Haywood Road and Westwood Place. Led by Laurie Newman of Farm Girl Garden Design and ably assisted by Megan, Chris, Christopher and about 8 others, they cut weeds, trimmed perennials, removed various trash, […]

Asheville FM’s Diet Riot Finale Show

Asheville FM’s Diet Riot Finale Show

Diet Riot, one of my personal favorite shows on Asheville FM, is calling it quits after tonights show. Both Heather and Christina are going on to bigger and better things, and exotic locales. I was able to get in and take some pictures on this special night. Their live musical guests were Zaq Suaraez and […]

Cut Throat Freak Show

Cut Throat Freak Show

On a spur-of-the-moment the Cut Throat Freak Show agreed to put on a show at Diamond Thieves on Patton Avenue this afternoon. Through social media in about 3 hours a crowd of 60 was assembled to see the show. Show? Freak show? Cut Throat, (Jeremy Kinison) has been featured on a number of TV shows […]

Friday Night at the Get Down

Friday Night at the Get Down

If you don’t know the Get Down, and you are into local music, you are missing out. Near the corner of Haywood Road and Patton Avenue, the venue hosts some of the best known and unknown local bands. This night was no exception with three West Asheville bands sharing the billboard. Starting off was the […]

Blue Ridge Roller Girls at Greenville

Blue Ridge Roller Girls at Greenville

On January 8, 2011 the Blue Ridge Roller Girls’ French Broads traveled to Greenville, SC to take on URGE, Upstate Roller Girl Evolution. Being close neighbors, there is a lot of cross-border rivalry and intermingled history with the skaters. Some of them train together. Some hate each other. Just another day in Roller Derby. Blue […]

Lake Lure Polar Plunge

Lake Lure Polar Plunge

Lake Lure held it’s third annual, and largest to date, New Year’s Day Polar Plunge for charity. As you can imagine, costumes are encouraged, hangovers required, and hot toddys consumed later. Even though the air temp was a balmy 47 F, the water was near freezing. Swimmers ranged in age from 13-62 and came from […]

Asheville White Christmas 2010

Asheville White Christmas 2010

In 1969 the airport at Asheville reported a record 5.4 inches of snow. Records are meant to be broken, that’s why we keep them, right? December 25, 2010 is now in the record books as the snowiest Christmas Day in Asheville with 6.5 inches recorded at the airport. Of course there are many areas with […]

Asheville–How Cold Was It?

Asheville–How Cold Was It?

Man, it was cold out there. 16 when I took this at about 11am