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2nd Annual New Year’s Resolution Run

New Year's Resolution Run

What drops faster than a Ball in Times Square? Personal records of course! Runners from all across Western North Carolina and visitors from all around are preparing to let it rip along the streets of downtown Asheville as they participate in the 2016 New Year’s Resolution Run.

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2015 Asheville Bookfest Happens Tomorrow

asheville books

With a motto of “Learn. Connect. Read.,” the popular Asheville Bookfest returns this weekend to the Haywood Park Hotel Atrium for its 7th consecutive year.

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Merry Miracles Application

christmas giving

This year AshevilleBlog is helping families in our area who don't qualify for traditional gift giving charitable assistance. We are calling this our Merry Miracles, and you can read more about the program here: http://ashevilleblog.com/merry-miracles-2015/

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Shop Local Holiday Sales in Asheville

holiday sales

Looking to buy local and handmade for the holidays? You’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of holiday art and craft sales where you’re sure to find something unique for everyone on your list and maybe something for yourself, too.

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World Premiere of ‘Chasing Rainbows’ Comes to Flat Rock Playhouse

Chasing Rainbows

In just a few days, the story of Frances Gumm, better known as Judy Garland, will open at the Flat Rock Playhouse. 
 
The production of about 40 people has been gearing up for

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Asheville Citizens Raise Questions About Jonas Gerard

Jonas Gerard

On Saturday, November 14, a live painting performance by well-known local artist Jonas Gerard was disrupted by a group of protesters. Gerard was participating in the bi-annual River Arts District Studio Stroll in his Riverview Station gallery. A crowd of about 200 was assembled to watch the artist create one of his abstract paintings, a lively performance accompanied by a DJ. 

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UnChain AVL Rally November 21, 2015

downtown asheville

Asheville Grown in partnership with UnChain AVL and the Asheville Music Hall are planning a rally in support of locally owned businesses and the unique culture of our downtown. 

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Asheville Outlets and Buncombe County Schools Host Countdown to Kindergarten

buncombe county schools

Starting kindergarten can be scary for both kids and their parents, so Asheville Outlets has teamed up with the Buncombe County Schools to create an event that will make that step just a little easier. On Tuesday, November 17th, over twenty-two schools and ten different county school curriculum departments will set up informational and interactive booths and displays in the Food Court at Asheville Outlets. Families with future kindergarten students are encouraged to attend to find out more about what to expect for the first year of school. The event takes place from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

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Thanksgiving Day Feast Boxes Prepared For Families In Need

Thanksgiving Day Food Drive

North Carolina has one the highest percentages in the United States of children under 18 years of age who are food insecure on a regular basis: 26.1%, or 1 in 4 people. In fact, NC is home to cities that have the highest levels of food insecurities in the nation, Asheville being one of them. To help battle this issue, many organizations like Manna Food Bank and Food Connection exist to prevent food waste, and keep those in need equipped with basic food essentials. However, there are always families and individuals who slip through the cracks, or are in a temporary, but difficult situation who are in need of help especially with the upcoming holiday season. 

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U.S Cellular Donates $2500 to Buncombe County 4-H Club

US Cellular Center Downtown Asheville

U.S. Cellular donated $2500 to the Buncombe County 4-H Club in Asheville for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming. This donation is part of U.S. Cellular’s $1.25 million national commitment to Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National 4-H Council.

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