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Sustainable Development Training Takes a Village

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School of Integrated Living (SOIL) has been certified by Gaia Education to provide the Ecovillage Design Education credential through its Permaculture and Ecovillage Immersion at Earthaven Ecovillage, June 10–August 11. SOIL is now one of only two organizations in the US to offer this internationally recognized certificate, part of the UNESCO Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development.

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Grove Park is a Neighborhood with a Past, Present, and Future

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The inviting Grove Park historic district, just northeast of downtown, is considered to be one of the finest neighborhoods in Asheville. Built primary a century ago, the community has its heart in the past, its spirit in the present, and its focus on the future.

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RiverLink Gives Update on Karen Cragnolin Park

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RiverLink announces another step towards completion of Karen Cragnolin Park

 
The site of the EDACO junkyard for over 20 years, RiverLink

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Brewing for Greenways Collaboration: Wedge and New Belgium

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Release party on Tuesday, November 15, $1/pint goes to Friends of Connect Buncombe

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Diamond Brand Hosts 6th Annual Step Out and Shop Event

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The Diana Wortham Theatre and Diamond Brand Outdoors announce their sixth annual “Step Out and Shop” event at Diamond Brand Outdoors’ South Asheville location in Parkway Center at 1378 Hendersonville Road, Thursday, November 17, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM. The Step Out and Shop evening features a 20% storewide discount, raffle prizes, food and live music.

A long-standing supporter of Diana Wortham Theatre and sponsor of the theatre’s Mainstage Dance Series, Diamond Brand presents this evening of shopping with a storewide 20% discount* off its finest selection of brand name fashions, outdoor gear, and accessories. 10% of all store sales will be contributed to the theatre. While shopping, guests will enjoy live music and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. The evening’s raffle features prizes such as a men’s outfit by Royal Robins, an ENO hammock, $100 gift cards for Diamond Brand Outdoors and Frugal Backpacker, Leki hiking poles, a Deuter pack, and The North Face “Never Stop Exploring” Package which includes a Flightweight Tote, Multifunctional Headwear, Limited Edition Ice Pick Bottle Opener, Water Bottle, and more.

According to Catherine Gay, an owner of Diamond Brand Outdoors, the Diana Wortham Theatre is a vital part of WNC and an indispensable contributor to the arts in this state. “We are excited to once again host this year’s event at our South Asheville location,” she said.  “November marks two years at the Hendersonville Road location, which features an array of wonderful new outdoor gear and gift items, just in time for the holidays.”

“Diamond Brand Outdoors cares deeply about our community and the Diana Wortham Theatre is an important part of that community,” Gay continued.  “It is a privilege for us to support the theatre in its endeavors to further the arts and to positively impact the lives of its patrons.”

Proceeds from the evening’s sales will provide vital financial support for the ongoing programs of the Diana Wortham Theatre. Located in the heart of downtown Asheville, the Diana Wortham Theatre offers live performances of music, theatre, dance and comedy throughout the year.  The theatre features nationally touring artists (the Mainstage Series), as well as a wide array of performances by professional and avocational regional arts groups such as the Asheville Ballet, Asheville Lyric Opera, Asheville Contemporary Dance Theatre, Asheville Puppetry Alliance, Ballet Conservatory of Asheville, and the annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival. In addition, the Diana Wortham Theatre serves over 10,000 regional students with its Matinee Series for Students and Families.

For more information about the Diana Wortham Theatre, visit www.dwtheatre.com, follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dwtheatre, on Twitter @dwtheatre, and subscribe to the DWT YouTube channel atwww.youtube.com/dwtheatre. For more information on Diamond Brand Outdoors, follow them on Facebook at Diamond Brand Outdoors and Diamond Brand Outdoors Downtown; or on Instagram @diamondbrand_outdoors; or visit www.diamondbrandoutdoors.com.

*Available on in-stock items only. Discount does not apply to boats, car racks, dry suits, gift cards, YETI or GoPro. Promotion may be discontinued at management’s discretion.

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10 Downtown Asheville Tours for Locals and Visitors Alike

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Whether you are contemplating your first trip to Asheville or you’ve lived here for decades, there is always more to learn about the rich history, beautiful architecture, and unique culture of this fair city. But with more than 60 different tours available in town, how would even the most knowledgeable Ashevillian know where to begin?

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2nd Annual Trick Or Trail 5 Mile Run October 22nd, 2016

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This Halloween, a ghoulish parade will set out into the dark depths of DuPont Forest in the 2nd Annual DuPont Trick or Trail 5 Mile Run and One Mile Spooky Sprint Fun Run. As the only nighttime trail race around, this event is sure to impart lasting memories on participants for many Halloweens to come.

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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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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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Riverlink Seeks to “Name That Creek” in Kenilworth

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RiverLink seeks to "Name That Creek" in the Kenilworth neighborhood

With the help of the City of Asheville and the Kenilworth Residents' Association (KRA), RiverLink's Name That Creek pro

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