18th Annual Asheville Orchid Festival

18th Annual Asheville Orchid Festival

This weekend the N.C. Arboretum will host it’s annual Asheville Orchid Festival, hosted by the Western North Carolina Orchid Society and the American Orchid Society, according to their website. This is the 18th year of the show. Graham Ramsey, former president of WNCOS and co-chair of the Festival said the event has gotten larger each […]

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UNCA Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles

UNCA Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles

After a semester’s worth of diligent practicing and motivating instruction, the UNC Asheville Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles put on a diverse array of performances at Isis Music Hall on the evening on April 17. The performances were part of the UNC Asheville Jazz Showcase which included Bluegrass Ensemble, ECM Ensemble, John Coltrane Ensemble, Ellington […]

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Unchain AVL

Unchain AVL

Asheville has traditionally been a community rich with local business. That trait attracts both locals and tourists to browse the streets of downtown, and venture out to areas like East and West Asheville. “We are all our own businesses, but there is a deep sense of community,” said Savanna McCarthy, a barista at the Double […]

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Serafina and the Twisted Staff preview event

Serafina and the Twisted Staff preview event

On April 9, the Barnes & Noble at the Asheville Mall hosted a sneak preview event for Robert Beatty’s new novel, “Serafina and the Twisted Staff”. The book is the sequel to Beatty’s best-selling “Serafina and the Black Cloak”, which is about a girl who secretly lives in the basement of the Biltmore Estate. It […]

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Run for the Paws 5K

Run for the Paws 5K

The 2016 Run for the Paws benefiting Brother Wolf Animal Rescue was held at Fletcher community park. Each year, Brother Wolf hosts the Run for the Paws to remind the owners of previously adopted pets through this rescue center the work and dedication that continues to save hundreds of animals that elsewhere would be euthanized. […]

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Asheville farmers markets reopen for spring

Asheville farmers markets reopen for spring

Local farmers markets reopen as warm spring weather returns to western North Carolina, according to Romantic Asheville, a popular website for tourists. Mike McCreary, market manager of Asheville City Market, has been overseeing the market for eight years in it’s location downtown and in Biltmore Park. McCreary said a couple hundred people normally shop the […]

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Asheville Tailgate Market Returns

Asheville Tailgate Market Returns

The Asheville Tailgate Market returned to UNC Asheville last Saturday. There, many local businesses lined the streets selling local foods, perfume, soap, local crafts and a variety of other items from the backs of their cars or trucks. People from all around the Asheville area came with their friends, family, children and pets. “We mostly […]

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Animal Agriculture World Cafe

Animal Agriculture World Cafe

  On March 29, a panel of guests from the Asheville community gathered in the Mountain Suites of Highsmith Student Union at UNC Asheville to discuss agricultural practices and ethical views concerning meat in modern society. The discussion was facilitated by Lisette Gallaher and panelists included experts Tracy Monday from Mother Earth Meats, Sadra Schadel […]

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Ecofeminism Panel

Ecofeminism Panel

On  April 1, the UNC Asheville Hyannis House held a panel discussion on Ecofeminism. “Ecofeminism is the intersection between environmentalism and feminism,” said  the conversation’s facilitator Shannon Bodeau. The panel of experts included doula (modern midwife)  and UNC Asheville alumni Katie Toumazou, Chair of the History Department at UNC Asheville Tracie Rizzo, and Grace Campbell, […]

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