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Our VOICE Bar Outreach Project

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Our Voice is kicking off an exciting new partnership with the Buncombe County Environmental Health Inspectors. The collaboration will be based on Our Voice’s Bar Outreach program, an innovative approach to addressing and preventing incidences of Drug and Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA). During their regularly scheduled visits to county establishments that serve alcohol, representatives of the Environmental Health Department will provide bar staff and managers information about Our Voice and about how they can participate in the Bar Outreach program.

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Annual Collier Lilly Ride At Mountain Sports Festival

Photo by Mike Porcenaluk | Flickr

 

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Halfway to HempX to be Held at New Mountain Asheville

Hemp X Asheville

HempX Asheville is pleased to announce “Halfway to HempX,” an educational event featuring Colorado’s Hemp Road Trip Bus and hemp farming expert Mike Lewis. Halfway to HempX will take place at New Mountain AVL beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 18th. In October 2015, The North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation that will allow farmers in the state to grow industrial hemp for the first time in 70 years. “Halfway to HempX” is a smaller event to continue the conversation about the many challenges ahead as North Carolina begins to form its pilot program. 

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Interview With Nelson Campbell of PlantPure Nation

PlantPure Nation

We were lucky to get an advance viewing of PlantPure Nation here at the Asheville Blog and even luckier to land an interview with Nelson Campbell. He’s the figurehead of the film and was kind enough to take a few minutes out of his film tour to speak with me on the phone.

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No Animals Were Harmed In The Making Of This Film: PlantPure Nation

PlantPure Nation

Many are going to go and see the movie PlantPure Nation because they already agree with what they expect it will say, and that is nothing new for films that could be fairly generalized as leftist documentaries. The main complaint this group faces is that it functions as a facet of the all too present mutual approval machine. PlantPure Nation, however, offers up a film that is more interesting than one might expect. Hopefully it draws some viewers who are curious about the changing face of food in America or even those who, by no fault of their own, haven’t given it much thought. 

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Publix Announces Weaverville Store

Publix Announces Weaverville Store

Residents of Weaverville rejoice; a Publix Super Market will be opening in 2017. Publix is the largest employee owned grocery chain in the United States. In April of 2015, the popular Florida grocery store opened their first Western North Carolina location on Hendersonville Road in Asheville. Now out of town residents will be able to enjoy all that Publix offers when the 49,000 square foot store opens in Weaverville. 

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HempX to be Held in Asheville September 18-19

Hemp X Asheville

HempX, a collaboration between Adapt, Highland Brewing Company and Asheville Event Co., is a family-friendly event that aims to educate the public about the many uses and benefits of industrial hemp. 

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Bring Joy to Your Day with Mindful Eating

Even a single tiny cherry tomato takes gallons of water, nutrients, and no less than forty five days to ripen. Image Copyright 2010 Janet Bray

One of the most fundamental reasons I write about food is joy.

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Community Supports Melanie Fore In Her Battle To Survive Leukemia

Be The Match

Volunteers needed to join Be The Match Registry at donor registry drive at Biltmore Lake Clubhouse on Friday, April 17th from 4:00 to 7:00

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5 KEY Essential Oils to Get You Through the Winter: A free workshop

Essential Oils for Winter

Stacy Vajta, the owner of The Everyday Lightworker will be hosting a free event, talking about 5 key essential oils that can be a powerful support in getting you through the winter in better health and a happy mood. 

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