Tag: community

Around Town.

Around Town.

Love this city! The people, the air, the energy…It fuels me. It inspires me 🙂

The Hop Appreciation Day

The Hop Appreciation Day

The Hop Ice Cream Cafe celebrated 34 years of scooping delicious frozen treats for the people of Asheville Wednesday, and in a gesture of appreciation to its patrons gave out free kiddie scoops to all comers, all day. It was also a special day for Hop owners Greg and Ashley Garrison, marking four years since […]

Beer City USA Festival photos

Beer City USA Festival photos

Asheville, North Carolina…aka: Beer City USA Home to more than fifteen craft breweries and becoming a destination to craft beer drinkers across the US, Asheville embraces and thrives within its beer savoire faire.  Voted Beer City USA via National Beer Examiner for three years running, (this year a tie with Grand Rapids Michigan) Asheville wears […]

Ca$hevillains First Strike!

Ca$hevillains First Strike!

The Ca$hevillains Cash Mob group is the latest savvy brainstorm to support unchained and independent business from the Asheville Grown Business Alliance, working with members of the Asheville Downtown Association and Asheville Event Planning and Staffing. Based on the idea of a flash mob, the ‘Cash Mob’ was originally started in Buffalo, New York, in […]

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” with Our Voice

“Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” with Our Voice

Our Voice, Asheville’s rape crisis services provider, holds an annual fundraiser called “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” in which men from the community-politicians, business owners, etc.-do just that.

Word Slam 2012

Word Slam 2012

Poetry runs through all cultures.  I was lucky enough to be witness to some of the youth poets of Western North Carolina on this sunny Saturday afternoon.  Each of these students spoke with meaning and heart and idealism and intellect…all of the adjectives you can use to describe a passionate teenager.  Remember that?  When nothing […]

{Re}Happening 2012

{Re}Happening 2012

One of the things I really love about living in Asheville is its wonderful arts community, which encompasses everything from street performance, freak festivals and circus cabaret to artisan crafts to fine arts and opera. I have never felt more immersed in a vibrant arts culture, and the great thing is that all the events […]

Asheville Blogger Society

Asheville Blogger Society

Asheville Bloggers Society comes together with WNC Ad Guild at the Asheville Brewing Pizza Company.

First Meeting of New Food Policy Council

First Meeting of New Food Policy Council

The AVL/Buncombe Food Policy Council (AB-FPC) aims to create a broad action agenda to alleviate poverty, improve public health, expand local commerce, and further sustainability initiatives by addressing Food Security issues. In 1982, Food Policy Councils began and have since sprung up in communities across America. The organizers hope to base AB-FPC on successful models […]