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NC YMCAs Report Decrease of Already Low COVID Rates

 

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SHOPPING FOR SHELTER TO SUPPORT LOCAL HOUSING NONPROFIT

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Next month, Firestorm Books & Coffee will partner with Community Housing Coalition (CHC) of Madison County for its inaugural “Shopping for Shelter” fundraising event. Community members are invited to support CHC’s mission to facilitate healthy, safe, and affordable housing by buying a book or other item through the bookstore’s website during the first five days of March (3/1–3/5).

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20th Anniversary Bicycle Film Festival: Virtual Tour Lands in Asheville

Despite cinemas being shut, Bicycle Film Festival returns to Asheville with a curated virtual screening of short films. Available from February 19 - 28th, hosted by Asheville on Bikes.

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Catawba Valley Brewing Co. acquires Wilmington NC’s Skytown Beer Co.

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Family-owned Catawba Valley Brewing Company, one of Southeast’s oldest and largest craft brewers, is expanding to North Carolina’s coast. “We’ve been actively evaluating locations for some time and have come to love the beer scene and lifestyle in Wilmington. We felt we could really integrate and contribute there,” said Billy Pyatt, Catawba’s CEO and co-owner. “We knew Hayley and Stephen from Beer Barrio, their Front Street restaurant, and a few very cooperative conversations with them resulted in us buying their brewery location. The purchase closed February 10th, and we hope to be making new, coastally-inspired beverages and serving all the Catawba/Palmetto/Twisp favorites at 4712 New Centre Drive by late February.”

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Hi-Wire Brewing Releases Beer to Benefit Wilmington, N.C. Children

Hi-Wire Brewing is proud to release “Donate To Wilm Kids By Drinking This Beer.” This Tropical IPA (6% ABV) with a mouthful of a name aims to help put food in the mouths of Wilmington, N.C. kids in need. A portion of the proceeds from every 6-pack and pint sold will be donated to Wilmington’s NourishNC, a non-profit organization that provides hungry children with healthy food, empowering them to succeed in the classroom and in their community. The beer itself blends sweet and tart tropical flavors from pineapple and mango with dank floral and citrus notes from Amarillo and El Dorado hops.

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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Offers Socially Distanced Valentine’s Day Puppygrams

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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue has a long-standing history of offering popular Puppygrams each Valentine’s Day. This unique gift has traditionally included an in-person visit with puppies. Due to social distancing and coronavirus protocols, the organization has found a creative way to continue this much loved Valentine’s gift with a twist this year. Introducing virtual Puppygrams!

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HIGHLAND BREWING ADDS HIGH PINES IPA TO YEAR-ROUND LINEUP IN MID-FEBRUARY

North Carolina’s largest native brewer is announcing the release of High Pines IPA – an imperial IPA brewed with Mosaic, Simcoe, Centennial, and Comet hops – as the latest addition to its year-round lineup. Named with the forest and fresh scent of mountain pine in mind, the new beer will be distributed across Highland’s Southeastern distribution footprint in 12-ounce cans this February.

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Asheville Tea Company Releases Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes

Local maker brings new reasons to give love a chai.  

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Asheville Independent Restaurant Association seeks support through AIRfriends 

AIRfriends

For more than 18 years, the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association  has faithfully supported the city’s culinary community through advocacy, education, and, most recently, connection to crucial resources during COVID-19. Now AIR is reaching out for a little help from friends of the restaurants we all know and love with the launch of AIRfriends, its first-ever fundraising campaign.

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The Magnetic Theatre 2021 Season Auditions

The Magnetic Theatre is pleased to announce its first round of auditions for the 2021 season!  Taking place over Zoom on January 9th, 10th, and 11th, these auditions will cover the first half of the season, which includes roles for actors age 18 and up.

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