The City of Asheville is seeking public input on the potential future zoning of properties at/near Kmart (Patton Avenue), Innsbruck Mall (Tunnel Road), Steinmart (Merrimon Avenue) and Walmart (Bleachery Boulevard). The Urban Centers initiative will examine how the properties may be used in the future and what they could look like if redeveloped. The initiative will look at land use, mixed-use higher density residential, and features such as walkability, bikeability and open spaces.
The New York Times By Brent Staples Mr. Staples is a member of the editorial board.
The New York City commission that oversees public artworks embraced a lily-white version of history in March when it approved a monument to the women’s rights movement that is scheduled to be unveiled in Central Park next year.
12 excuses for climate inaction and how to refute them
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Using moral clarity to counter defeatism around the climate crisis.
AmiciMusic is a chamber music organization based in Asheville, NC and Baltimore, MD, dedicated to performing the highest quality chamber music in intimate venues and non-traditional spaces. We are committed to breaking down barriers between performers and audiences by setting up a more relaxed and informal atmosphere at concerts and through informative talks about each composer’s life before each piece is played.
On June 22 and 23, 19 Appalachian Grown™ family farms will welcome visitors during ASAP’s highly anticipated annual Farm Tour. This fun and educational weekend offers the public a chance to experience firsthand how food is grown and raised in the mountains, sample farm-fresh products, and meet the community’s local producers.
This is an experience that touches the heart and soul – not to be missed!
This information and pictures are offered by Ed Raiola
The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
I INVITED FIVE WISE WOMEN. HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED.
I’m not a person prone to inviting friends to spontaneous dinners at my house. I’d like to be more of a “sure, come on over” kind of person, but in general, I’m not. Because… any dinner, no matter how simple, seems to require some sort of more-special-than-usual food prep, cleaning the house, and straightening things up to look casually wonderful, as if my house looks that way all the time. Click here to continue reading
Built in 1897, conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Asheville, centrally located to many surrounding attractions and activities.
This is what we tell volunteers when they are working on the Blue Ridge Parkway:
Welcome Letter & Things You Need to Know
Hello Percussionists & Rhythm Lovers,
We are excited that you have chosen to attend our 8th Annual Asheville Percussion Festival 2019! Our world-class faculty creates a unique and inspiring musical experience for everyone involved. The mission of Asheville Rhythm is to provide a creative environment where percussionists of all traditions gather to explore, create and innovate.
All Workshops will be held at Odyssey Community School (90 Zillicoa St, Asheville, NC 28801)
The Florence Thomas Art School will host the 7th Annual Corey Anne Celebration of Women in the Arts beginning in August, 2019. The celebration will consist of three events: an Opening Reception, a Symposium, and an Expressive Arts workshop in conjunction with a month long exhibit including the work of local and regional female artists.
Many folks know Folkmoot as an international folk festival. We’re proud that the mountains of Western North Carolina welcome the world to our region every July. But we’re more than the festival:
Malaprop’s Café has evolved into the meeting place in our town. Our café boasts a literary menu, with treats from local bakeries and organic, fair-trade, shade-
Now in its 19th season, Pan Harmonia offers a mosaic of concerts, community outreach and educational residencies and enjoys taking its music out of the concert hall and into spaces all around the community — from art galleries and historic churches to prisons and homeless shelters. Its musicians believe in social justice through arts access and enjoy bringing high-quality performances to audiences of all ages and socioeconomic strata. Directed by flutist Kate Steinbeck, Asheville, NC’s award-winning chamber music repertory company has been nationally recognized for its artistic excellence and creative vision.
By ACLU Women’s Rights Project
On the 50th anniversary of Selma’s Bloody Sunday, one of the darkest stains in our nation’s civil rights history, President Obama spoke with hope and confidence about Americans who were “unencumbered by what is, because you’re ready to seize what ought to be.” Lenora Lapidus lived her life by this principle.
05/30/2019 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
By Maria Perez from The North Star through History News Network
A bipartisan group of lawmakers reintroduced a bill to establish the National Museum of the American Latino in Washington, DC.
A rabbi and parent, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso wants us to think about how we might teach our children’s souls, not just their minds. She says nurturing the spiritual lives of our children is the work of understanding for ourselves “what really matters in life, what’s precious, what’s more important than earning a living and going through our daily routine.” Click here to listen to the podcast
In the River Arts District in Asheville at 5 Foundy Street (next to the Wedge) and at 2350 Hendersonville Rd. of Arden, NC, 28704
12 Bones Smokehouse is casual and laid-back, serving up a tasty lunch/early dinner with take-out service available 4pm-6pm at the Hendersonville location. We serve a wide range of smoked meats as well as seafood, vegetarian items and great sides. Catering – call 606-1395
We’re thrilled to launch year three of our Craft City Food & Art Tour, a walking tour of downtown Asheville that pairs local food and drinks with the vibrant craft history of the area.
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