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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Tourists win opening home game

Tourists win opening home game

The Asheville Tourists’ first home game of the season kicked off with a bang last Thursday. Fans from the Asheville area packed McCormick Field as they watched the Tourists beat the Rome Braves 5-4 in extra innings. “What a great game,” Tyler Leinbach, a Tourists fan, said. “And on opening night too? It’s great.” The […]

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#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 […]

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Storybook Character Exhibit at Pack Memorial Library

Storybook Character Exhibit at Pack Memorial Library

Pack Memorial Library, for the fourth year, hosted storybook character figurines made by the GoFigure doll club in April. The collection has a wide variety of characters ranging from Alan Snow’s “Here Be Monsters” box trolls to the Cheshire Cat of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. The material which the characters are made varies from felt, needlework and […]

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The Wilderness Society Hosts Panel Discussion on Wilderness and the Anthropocene

The Wilderness Society Hosts Panel Discussion on Wilderness and the Anthropocene

The Wilderness Society hosted a panel discussion about federally designated Wilderness and the anthropocene at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville on April 15. The panel discussion, led by Southern Appalachian Regional Director Brent Martin, addressed topics surrounding what it means to have Wilderness “where man himself is a visitor who does not remain” in an increasingly small […]

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Downtown Mobile Meth Lab

Downtown Mobile Meth Lab

Asheville police, Asheville Fire Department and a hazmat crew responded to the scene of a mobile meth lab on Asheland Avenue on April 14. First responders said that police were called to the scene because of a suspicious backpack near the Asheville Transit Station. Jeff Lyons of the Asheville Fire Department was on scene, answering […]

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