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Diana Wortham Theatre Adds Two New Venues

In January 2019, construction began at the current Diana Wortham Theatre — transforming the single-stage entity into a three-venue performing arts complex. The new Wortham Center for the Performing Arts will open in September 2019, with a grand opening celebration to coincide with the beginning of the theatre’s 2019/2020 Mainstage season. 

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Asheville Humane Society Announces Tracy Elliott’s Departure

Asheville Humane Society announces that their executive director, Tracy Elliott, has resigned from his position, effective February 15. Last month, Elliott informed the organization and its supporters of his planned departure. Personal matters are calling him to be closer to his parents in the Midwest, and Elliott has accepted the position of President at the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago.

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Sufferfest Beer Co. joins Sierra Nevada

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Sufferfest Beer Company of San Francisco, CA will join Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. of Chico, CA and Mills River, NC, the breweries announced on Monday. Sierra Nevada will acquire 100 percent of Sufferfest, which is the company’s first-ever acquisition. The breweries stated shared values, commitment to innovation, and common goals as the root of the partnership. 

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Hi-Wire Brewing Announces Plans for Knoxville, TN Taproom

Continuous and strategic growth has been imperative to the overall success of Asheville, North Carolina’s Hi-Wire Brewing. Established in 2013, Hi-Wire has expanded its distribution footprint to over 6 states and is proud to announce it will be opening its fourth retail taproom in Knoxville, Tennessee in summer 2019.

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Order Flowers for Loved Ones with the Gardener’s Cottage of Asheville

The Gardener’s Cottage, an independently owned floral and garden shop located in the Historic Biltmore village, is helping to send love this Valentine's Day by contributing 5% of sales to New City School in West Asheville. The Gardener’s Cottage is located at 34 All Souls Crescent in Asheville, NC, right next to the All Souls Church. In the age of eCards and rapid fire text messaging, this small business is looking to inspire a more personal way of connection through their elegant flower arrangements.

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MARCH 2019 SECOND SATURDAY in the RIVER ARTS DISTRICT

On the Second Saturday of each month, the River Arts District will be holding gallery walks with live demonstrations, live music, wine tastings / spreads of food, and more! Meander the mile-long district and discover all there is that the “RAD” has to offer. There are more than 200 artists in the 23 buildings throughout the district. Most of them will be on hand to describe or show you their techniques as well as share with you what inspires them.

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The Collider: Scientists and Experts Discuss the Reality of Climate Change

The Collider is hosting a two-part panel series with local climate scientists and experts, many of whom worked directly with the fourth National Climate Assessment — also known as the NCA4. The first in this series of panel discussions will take place on Thursday, January 24, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at The Collider. Admission is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 per person.

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Jonas Gerard Art Destroyed At Asheville Airport

Within the span of 24 hours, four pieces of work created by the locally infamous Jonas Gerard has been destroyed. The pieces were displayed at the Asheville Airport. After the destruction of the first two pieces at an undetermined time yesterday, two more pieces were installed as replacements, where they were documented to have been vandalized at some point last night. 

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LEADERSHIP TRANSITION AT BROTHER WOLF ANIMAL RESCUE

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s Founder and President, Denise Bitz, has announced her resignation from the organization, effective in early February. This planned, mutual decision between the Board and Bitz will allow her to pursue her passion in vegan advocacy, while ensuring the stability and longevity of the organization through the appointment of a new Executive Director.

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Hi-Wire Brewing Announces 2019 Collaboration 12-Pack

Hi-Wire Brewing’s Collaboration 12-pack is returning for a third straight year in 2019. The beloved Asheville brewery is teaming up with Cincinnati, Ohio’s Rhinegeist Brewery, Atlanta, Georgia’s Monday Night Brewing, and Charleston, South Carolina’s Revelry Brewing.

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