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Local Nonprofit Reaches 10,000 People in 12 months, Capping Biggest Year Ever

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The POP Project’s “10 for 10” book giving campaign was a complete success.

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Carter Street Parking Reopened Downtown Asheville

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Narvel James Crawford is pleased to announce the reopening of Carter Street Parking in downtown Asheville. Crawford is an Asheville native of 90 years. Jim, as he is known to his friends, has owned and operated parking around the western end of downtown Asheville for many years. His mother, Thyma Phillips Crawford, a legal stenographer who once worked for F. Scott Fitzgerald, ran the parking lots before him.

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Holiday Pop-up Series at Firestorm Announces Artist Lineup for 2019

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Since opening on Haywood Road in 2015, Firestorm Books & Coffee has hosted an annual holiday craft pop-up in mid-December. These events have given a platform to emerging artists and offered holiday shoppers an opportunity to find something affordable and unique. This year, Firestorm will host three pop-ups, each featuring the work of at least six artists. A portion of each sale will underwrite social movement space and the co-operative’s grassroots community programming in 2020.

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Uncommon Market Holiday 5th Year in Asheville

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Uncommon Market Asheville is pleased to be hosting their 5th annual Holiday Market @ the WNC Ag Center on Saturday, 12/14 from 9 am - 4 pm and Sunday, 12/15 from 10 am - 4 pm. Admission is $5 for adults (good for both days) & kids are FREE. Service dogs are welcome. 

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Beverly-Hanks Recognized at the AFP WNC National Philanthropy Day Celebration

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Western North Carolina Chapter held a lunch at Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in celebration of National Philanthropy Day. Among the Outstanding Honorees recognized at the luncheon was Beverly-Hanks, REALTORSⓇ, who was named the Outstanding Business in Philanthropy for 2019.

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 Sweet Dreams, Full Plates Serves Up Record Donation

Turning down services has never tasted so sweet. The third annual Sweet Dreams, Full Plates campaign set a new record this year – donating an incredible $59,100 dollars in September to support MANNA FoodBank’s mission. “MANNA FoodBank is overwhelmed with gratitude,” said Mary Nesbitt, Chief Development Officer. “Their incredible efforts that involved all levels of staff in area hotels will provide thousands of meals for those who did not know where their next meal was coming from.”

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43rd Annual Hey Day Fall Festival at the WNC Nature Center

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On Saturday, October 5, 2019, the WNC Nature Center will host their 43rd annual Hey Day fall festival from 10am-4pm. The event includes fun for the whole family: arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, a hay maze, music, face painting (additional fees apply), and exciting animal programs with furry and feathered ambassadors.

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West Asheville Bookstore to Host “Banned Books Week” Book Drive

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Firestorm Books & Coffee will partner with Asheville Prison Books to celebrate Banned Books Week by holding a book drive for incarcerated readers in North and South Carolina. Community members are encouraged to drop by the West Asheville co-operative on Saturday, September 28 to buy a banned or “challenged” book to donate to Asheville Prison Books. Firestorm will then match every gift with a second donated book. Between 1pm and 5pm, Prison Books volunteers will be on-hand to share additional information about their program

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Ignite Jewelry Studios opens in Asheville River Arts District

The large space where Companion Dog Training had a home for so many years has transformed into seven separate studios. One of these spaces is the new Ignite Jewelry Studios, a project co-founded by local jewelers Jessica Hall, owner of Bluebird Designs, and Nora McMullen, owner of Nora Julia. 

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Healthy Aging Month at YMCA of WNC

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Join the YMCA of Western North Carolina as we celebrate Healthy Aging Month at the ninth annual Healthy Aging Day on Sept. 5. The free event at the Reuter Family YMCA in Biltmore Park will feature group exercise classes, pickleball, flu vaccines, informative lectures, free health screenings, and vendor booths.

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