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Mindfulness Festival at UNC Asheville

Mindfulness Festival at UNC Asheville

For the third consecutive year, Mindfulness Festival returned to UNC Asheville’s campus this past Saturday. The event ran from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and hosted musicians, workshops, food, and also included arts and crafts. Organized by students and volunteers, the festival’s aim is to provide a platform for temporary community. According to their website, […]

Public Hearing on African-American Monuments at State Capitol

Public Hearing on African-American Monuments at State Capitol

On April 19, the YMI Cultural Center held a public hearing on the proposed  installation of a monument on the grounds of the state Capitol. Secretary Susan Klutzz of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, accompanied by Deputy Secretary Kevin Cherry, said the monument is dedicated to honoring African-American contributions to the state of North Carolina. Community members and representatives […]

Asheville Horse and Carriage Tours

Asheville Horse and Carriage Tours

Sterling Silver, a Percheron draft horse in training, stood patiently in his withers waiting for his next patrons near Pack Square. Asheville Horse and Carriage Tours is the sole service offering carriage tours of downtown Asheville. Owner and driver Catherine Hunter said the carriage draws both positive and negation attention, but stands firmly by her business […]

Mindfulness Fest

Mindfulness Fest

On April 23, UNC Asheville hosted its third annual Mindfulness Festival. Lyric Antio is the coordinator of the festival. “Mindfulness Festival is a one day event dedicated to creating a conscious community,” said Antio, “and bring in different age groups and different people who wouldn’t usually interact with the community.” Antio estimated that about one […]

2016 Asheville Artisan Bread Makers Festival

2016 Asheville Artisan Bread Makers Festival

The 2016 Asheville Artisan Bread Makers Festival was held last Saturday at the AB Tech Asheville campus.  Over 15 local bakeries attended the festival to sample and sell their breads.  Master bakers gave lectures and taught workshops for festival goers. Presenting her book Bread Science at the festival, was Emily Buehler who, after receiving her […]

Gladheart Farm

Gladheart Farm

On Thursday, April 21 a young woman who goes by her given Hebrew name, Chanah guided us through vast green fields and past old rustic barns on the property of Gladheart Farm. The farm is located two miles away from downtown Asheville and is hidden away within a dead end road of a neighborhood. “We […]

2016 Asheville Orchid Festival

2016 Asheville Orchid Festival

The 2016 Asheville Orchid Festival is underway at the North Carolina Arboretum from April 14-17.  The orchid cultivators competition is the main attraction of the event.  However, the festival which now in it’s 18th year, also offers orchids for purchase from a dozen local and international vendors. “This is the biggest show on the East […]

Welcoming Circle at Raven and Crone

Welcoming Circle at Raven and Crone

Raven & Crone held a Welcoming Circle for people trying to find a sense of community or spirituality. The officiators, David Taliesin and Emily Seippel, have been involved with the Raven & Crone store for several years and consider the store to be a hub for Asheville’s Pagan community. “I was coming here a lot, […]

#SpellCheck

#SpellCheck

On Wednesday, April 13, students crowded the Highsmith Bridge to protest the arrival of Margaret Spellings, the president of the UNC System. The protest was lead by the UNC Asheville Socialist Club, which was nicknamed “Spellcheck”. Other groups such as UNC Asheville’s Divestment Coalition joined in. The protesters listed a wide variety of grievances, such […]