Tag: volunteer

Sanctuary Brewing Hosts Adoptable Pet Night

Sanctuary Brewing Hosts Adoptable Pet Night

Brother Wolf animal rescue volunteer’s hosted adoptable pet night at Sanctuary Brewing located 147 1st Ave E Hendersonville, NC.   Every Wednesday, Sanctuary Brewing allowing local animal rescue groups to show off available adoptees.   Volunteers from Brother Wolf came out to Hendersonville hoping to spread word of their no kill animal rescue location at […]

“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.

{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 […]

Ashtoberfest 2011

Ashtoberfest 2011

The fifth-annual Ashtoberfest brought un-dead fun to nearly 3,000 attendees at a very different, and at first for some an unwelcome, venue, the Biltmore Square Mall. All doubts about the venue seemed to fade as corpses of all ages were seen shambling around the food court, the stores and shopes, and the parking lot. For […]

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 […]

NC Big Sweep in Asheville

NC Big Sweep in Asheville

Asheville Greenworks and RiverLink sponsored a big clean-up effort as part of a state-wide Big Sweep on October 1st. Volunteers from UNCA, Warren Wilson, Haywood Community College, Mars Hill College, and others picked up roadside trash, and tackled a “dump site” under the Smoky Park Highway bridge. A 20yd dumpster was filled to overflowing just […]

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, […]

French Broad River Keeper Water Sampling

French Broad River Keeper Water Sampling

15 Volunteers heeded the cyber call of the French Broad River Keeper, Hartwell Carson, to help sample water for bacteria in the watershed. They met in a parking lot on Tunnel Road, next to Ross Creek, which flows into Kenilworth Lake, and then into the Swannoah River above Sweeten Creek. Raging in age from 8 […]

Volunteers Beautify West Asheville

Volunteers Beautify West Asheville

A group of volunteers committed an act of guerrilla, or Girlilla, gardening today, cleaning up the traffic triangles on the corner of Haywood Road and Westwood Place. Led by Laurie Newman of Farm Girl Garden Design and ably assisted by Megan, Chris, Christopher and about 8 others, they cut weeds, trimmed perennials, removed various trash, […]