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Announcing the LEAF Love Fund Campaign

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Today, LEAF is honored to announce Detroit Tigers’ center fielder and Asheville native Cameron Maybin is leading the effort for creation of the LEAF Endowment in support of community development through cultural arts education and preservation here in Buncombe County and around the globe. LEAF is pleased to announce the LEAF Love Fund Campaign to establish a $1,000,000 LEAF Endowment Fund to fuel long-term support of LEAF's Cultural Arts Education programs! With enormous gratitude for your friendship and support, we invite members of the Western North Carolina community to join LEAF on this journey. As of today, Cameron Maybin and more than 60 LEAF supporters have joined the effort by pledging more than $777,000 of the $1,000,000 goal.  

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Asheville Tea Company Begins Brewing

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Jessie Dean is on a mission to turn Asheville into a town of craft tea drinkers. The West Asheville mom and lifetime outdoor enthusiast launched Asheville Tea Company in September – craft teas blended with locally sourced ingredients and chock full of Asheville flavor.

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Walkers Take To the Street To Fight Suicide

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Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide is preventable. Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. It is estimated that 85% of people in the United States alone will know someone who has died by suicide, and that one out of every five of those losses will be a close friend or relative. 

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Burial Beer Co Events Sept 12-17th 2016

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Gang of Blades Double IPA & Scythe Rye IPA Can Release 

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Fifty Local Businesses & Organizations Ready to Play at Open Streets Asheville Event

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Grab your walking shoes, bikes and Big Wheels and come play on car-free downtown streets Sunday, September 18 from 1-5 PM. Open Streets Asheville is a free, all-ages event that’s building a healthier, happier Asheville! Join us for an afternoon of free yoga, dance and gymnastics workshops; sport skill clinics; community arts; special promotions and more presented by nearly 50 locally-owned businesses and organizations. Just announced: the raffle of a new kids’ Schwinn Frontier bicycle.

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Burton Street Agricultural Fair Sept 17th

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Join RiverLink and partners at the Burton Street Agricultural Fair on Saturday Sept. 17, 2016, from noon -- 6 p.m. at the Burton Street Community Center (map).

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Asheville Buddhist Center Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

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Urban Dharma NC invites the public to a festival celebration of the fifth anniversary of its founding, entitled “Living the Life Abundant: A Mandala for Openness, Generosity, and Joy.”

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New Belgium Starts Brewery Tours in Asheville This Week

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In an effort to host locals for the first tours, New Belgium hosts day-of tours from Monday, Aug. 29 – Thursday, Sept. 1. Tours, for this limited time, will be booked in person on a first-come, first-served basis, and for that day only. Each tour accommodates up to 25 people, and runs for 90 minutes leaving the Liquid Center on the half hour starting at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m.

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No Pets Left Behind Adoption Event August 20th, 2016

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This Saturday, August 20, is International Homeless Animals' Day and Asheville Humane Society is hosting their first "No Pets Left Behind" adoption event with a goal of clearing WNC shelters. Regional shelter and rescue organizations were invited to participate by reducing their adoption fees, and Blue Ridge Humane Society, Foothills Humane Society, Macon County Animal Services, Madison County Animal Services and Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation joined the effort. (Adoption fee discounts vary at each location – please refer to each organization's website for details, address, hours, etc.) Asheville Humane Society is offering fee-waived adoptions for all pets in their Adoption Center at 14 Forever Friend Lane.

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Grey Eagle Evening of Comedy with Matt Fernandez

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The Grey Eagle presents an Evening of Comedy, Sunday, August 21, featuring nationally known comedian Matt Fernandez and guest appearances by local comics Rigel Pawlak, Nick Taylor and Zane Mitchell. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show. Showtime is 7 pm.

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