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Notable Pastry Chef Kaley Laird Brings Her Talents To Rhubarb

Rhubarb hires new chef

John FleerExecutive Chef and owner of Asheville’s Rhubarb announces accomplished Pastry Chef Kaley Laird has joined the team, bringing her unique style and non-traditional culinary methods to the kitchen at the acclaimed restaurant.

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Arts 2 People Rebrands Local Festival LAAFF

lexington avenue arts festival

Arts 2 People is a grassroots, community activist, arts and social service organization that has been working in the community on behalf of emerging arts projects for two decades. A2P produced 15 years of LAAFF, and is the group responsible for the popular landmark Lexington Gateway mural at I-240 and Lex, and several other important murals in AVL. Over the years, A2P has moved well over a million dollars around in the community, incubating hundreds of creativity-based businesses and endeavors.

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Asheville Awesome Foundation Smackdown

asheville awesome foundation

Want to find out about the next Awesome thing happening in Asheville?

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196-Unit Condominium Development Planned for Elk Mountain Ridgeline

elk mountain ridge

Asheville Builders, LLC, is planning a 196-unit condominium development atop the Elk Mountain Ridgeline, facing Asheville.  Sherwood Heights, Inc. is the registered owner of the 113.99 acre plat, identified by PIN 9741-41-0532-00000, which has been annexed into the city of Woodfin. Access to the development, identified as “Cornerstone,” will be made through the Country Club community of Lake View Park, whose roads are maintained by the city of Asheville.  The impending development has citizens concerned about traffic, population density, and the impact on the environment.

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Asheville Gallery of Art Presents “The Nature of Things” for April Show

Tebbe Davis

Asheville Gallery of Art’s April show, “The Nature of Things,” will feature the work of new member artists, Tebbé Davis, Mark Harmon, t.e. siewert, and Kate Thayer. This will be the second show in AGA’s new gallery space at 82 Patton Avenue. The artists will present works that highlight their diverse styles as they each interpret their view of the natural world. 

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Clean Energy Asheville: A Report from Mayor Manheimer – Sunday, March 13

Clean Energy

Carolina Jews for Justice/West will sponsor a program, “Clean Energy Asheville: A Report from Mayor Manheimer.” on Sunday, March 13th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in Dave Hall at Congregation Beth HaTephila Congregation, 43 North Liberty Street in Asheville. The purpose of the meeting is to update the community on the collaborative partnership between the City of Asheville, Buncombe County and Duke Energy on building a 21st Century electric energy infrastructure in our community. In addition to Mayor Manheimer, panelists will include Councilwoman Julie Mayfield, and a Robert Sipes, General Manager of Duke Energy’s Western Region.

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Asheville Adventure Rentals Changes Name to French Broad Outfitters

Asheville Adventure Rentals

Effective immediately Asheville Adventure Rentals will conduct business as French Broad Outfitters. In an effort to more accurately describe our services as Asheville's largest river outfitter and retail paddleshop, we feel this is an important step. With the ability to identify ourselves with the third oldest river in the world and one of Asheville's most prominent natural features we believe French Broad Outfitters is a natural fit.

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Bonesteel Films Casting Call

Casting Call

Bonesteel Films [www.bonesteelfilms.com], a local video production company, is currently casting for several projects that require “real people” for a series of short videos for network television. 

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Green Man Brewery Collaborates with Local Artist for Holly King Label

holly king green man brewing

Rich and decadent, Green Man Brewery’s special holiday release Holly King is back for 2015.  This celebrated Holiday Ale is aged in barrels and carefully blended to create warm bourbon notes and tasty hints of toffee, vanilla, and tobacco.  With a score of 95 on ratebeer.com, Holly King is one of Green Man’s most sought-after offerings.    

For the third release of this beer, Green Man has commissioned local artist, Rob Hunt of Forever Tattoo to design the label art. This ornate variation of the Green Man logo depicts one of the many interpretations of the Green Man in folklore. Holly King will be available in a new format this year; 12 oz. bottles in 4 packs.  

To showcase Mr. Hunt’s artistry, there will be a pre-release art event at the Satellite Gallery, 55 Broadway in Downtown Asheville on December 3rd from 5-7 pm. The opportunity to purchase a signed archival print of the label art, a taste of 2015 Holly King, Rob Hunt’s artwork on display, and light snacks will be enjoyed at the event.  The prints will be collectors items, as Green Man will collaborate with a different local artist for subsequent Holly King labels in years to come, and this event is the first of a yearly holiday tradition.

From 6-8 pm Bruisin’ Ales bottle shop, across the street from the Satellite Gallery at 66 Broadway, will be hosting a tasting of Green Man’s line up. The official bottle release for Holly King is on December 4th at retail outlets where great beer is sold.

About Green Man Brewery
The legendary Green Man has existed for centuries but it’s no myth that he’s been brewing great beer in Asheville since 1997. Green Man has been producing some of the beer scene’s most iconic ales for 18 years. The English style flagships are consistently recognized for quality, and the specialty and barrel-aged offerings are highly sought after. 

Green Man is currently undergoing a 25,000 square foot expansion next to the current facility on Buxton Avenue in downtown Asheville.  It includes a state of the art Kaspar Schulz brewhouse, a packaging hall with a KHS bottling line and CombiKeg, an indoor/outdoor tasting room loft, and a retail shop. For information and tours, visit: greenmanbrewery.com

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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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