Tag: family

The Hop unveils doughnut ice cream sandwiches

The Hop unveils doughnut ice cream sandwiches

After a successful collaboration between The Hop and The Hole last year, doughnut ice cream sandwiches return to The Hop Creamery. Scheduled on Feb. 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the owner, Ashley and Greg Garrison entrust two Hop employees, Destiny and Raleigh, to control a crowd of excited customers who heard rumors of the doughnut […]

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 […]

{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 […]

3rd Annual West Asheville Garden Stroll

3rd Annual West Asheville Garden Stroll

Fifteen Gardens prepared for visitors on a beautiful Saturday in West Asheville. The 3rd Annual West Asheville Garden Stoll kicked off with an environmental award to Doug ‘brother hug’ Barlow for his tireless work in getting the greenway going and a surpirse visit from Bill Whipple’s mother, ‘Dorothy’. Now, being Asheville, and specifically West Asheville, […]

Bob Moog Foundation at The Hop

Bob Moog Foundation at The Hop

In a continuing series of benefit events supporting local non-profit organizations, The Hop Ice Cream Cafe on Merrimon Avenue played host to The Bob Moog Memorial Foundation . The Foundation was launched in 2006 to honor the legacy of Bob Moog and, among other programs, regularly works with children to teach them science through music. […]

Bele Chere 2011

Bele Chere 2011

The annual Bele Chere Festival kicked off Friday, continuing through the weekend. Generally attracting large crowds from all over WNC, Bele Chere features local, regional and national music performers, street musicians, artists and food vendors.

Panogram of 28 photos taken on pack square

The Big Crafty

The Big Crafty

Temperatures were hot and a good crowd turned out for The Big Crafty, a free and vibrant celebration of handmade crafts and wares held on Pack Square and inside the Asheville Art Museum. Local artists, crafters, musicians, food vendors and performers gathered,  bazaar-style, under the banner of ‘handmade is good for the community’ and the […]

Doggie Ice Cream Social

Doggie Ice Cream Social

The Hop sponsored a Doggie Social to benefit  the Animal Compassion Network on Thursday, July 8, 2011. Hop owners Greg and Ashley, donated 50% of sales to ACN. The benefit also featured a performance by Sophie The Wonder Dog.

Fold a thousand paper cranes

Fold a thousand paper cranes

On June 1st 2011 Judith Hallock was diagnosed with Grade 4 Brainstem Glioma, which is a form of cancer that is inoperable and deadly. Judith has been a peace activist for her entire life, and has started / supported countless initiatives to support world peace including co-founding a non-profit OREPA, Good Samaritan clinic in Sylva […]