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Asheville Humane Society To Benefit From Subaru’s “Share The Love” Event

Dog wearing holiday antlers

Prestige Subaru selected Asheville Humane Society as the Hometown Charity for the "Share the Love" Event kicking off today and running through January 2, 2015. Subaru of America will donate $250 for each new car bought or leased, allowing the buyer to choose from participating charities during the event.

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New Diamond Brand Outdoors Stores Opening in Asheville

Diamond Brand’s devoted shoppers can now enjoy the best of outdoor gear and holiday shopping at two very special stores in new Asheville locations. On Thursday, November 20th, Diamond Brand Outdoors will open at the Aloft Downtown Hotel, 51 Biltmore Avenue. A second Diamond Brand Outdoors will open on Friday, November 21st in South Asheville’s Biltmore Parkway Centre at 1378 Hendersonville Road next to Liberty Bicycles and The Fresh Market. Official Grand Opening events will take place the following week, December 5th at the South Asheville location and at the Aloft Downtown on December 11th.

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DALAI LAMA FILM SERIES COMES TO ASHEVILLE

• North Carolina Premier of Dalai Lama Awakening on Friday, November 14 in Asheville
• Screening Followed by Special “Question and Answer” Discussion with Director
• Premium Tickets Available, Includes Preferred Seating, Dinner with Director, and DVD

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Halloween in Asheville: 2014

It's official,Halloween 2014 is upon us! If you are like me and are really bad about planning ahead for holidays, then you may be sitting at home and slowly building up to a panic attack as you wonder what to do tomorrow. Well, don't worry your pretty little head about what to do. There are a ton of family friendly and some not so family friendly events happening all over town tomorrow. Check out this list for where to go, get your costume ready (you do have a costume, right?)  and be ready to delight in some positively frightful fun!

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Last Food Truck Friday of 2014

The last ‎Food Truck Friday of the year takes place on Friday, October 24

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Overheard in Asheville: SECU coming to Smokey Park

Along with rumors of a Target or Super Target going in next to the Lowes Home Improvement on Smokey Park Highway, we've been hearing whisperings of a new State Employees Credit Union Branch being built in that location as well. One staff writer wanted to find out more, and sent an inquiry to SECU about the potential new branch. This is what we learned:

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Overheard in Asheville: Super Target on Smokey Park Highway

There has been construction happening next to the Lowes Home Improvement on Smokey Park, leading people to wonder what exactly will be filling in the now leveled land. Rumors have been flying, with residents guessing everything from a Wal-Mart, Golden Corral, or a two story Ingles complete with gas station. Many individuals have voiced their yearning and speculation that a Target would go in that spot. This staff writer decided to attempt to squelch at least one myth about what could be going there, and contacted the source directly. Here is what was found:

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CALLING ALL ARTISTS: LEARN HOW TO BE A CITY ART CONTRACTOR

Join RiverLink and Brenda Mills to find out how as an artist you can become a contractor for the city. We are pleased to offer these special two hour interactive FREE information sessions at RiverLink's Warehouse Studios, 170 Lyman Street from 10 to 12. The next program will be held on September 25, with a final date of October 29.

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RiverLink announces the Comprehensive Creek Care program

RiverLink announces the Comprehensive Creek Care program, an approach to neighborhood creek care that approaches water quality improvements in a variety of ways. Neighborhoods, businesses, churches and other groups around Western North Carolina have already worked to improve water quality through RiverLink's Adopt-A-Stream program. RiverLink is now offering more tools for more improvements: litter cleanups, stormdrain marking, invasive species removal, and giving unnamed streams names.

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Things To Do In Asheville 9/20/14

Asheville is full of wonderful, geeky, quirky people. An eclectic collective of vibrant individuals, living in this city means that you are frequently prepared for the rather unique events that take place all year long. This weekend, prepare to geek out at the annual comic expo, float down the river dressed as a zombie, and rock out to the last Downtown After 5 of the year. 

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