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Asheville Adventure Hunt Gives a Taste of the Outdoors

asheville adventure hunt

Too old for Easter Egg hunts? Perfect for an Adventure Hunt! BANGS Shoes and Blue Ridge Chair Works present Asheville’s very first Adventure Hunt! Bringing together a booty of 10 local company’s prizes, the Hunt takes place on August 6th, 2016 beginning at 10am.

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WNC Battle of the Burger Returns for Year Three

wnc battle of the burger

This August 21, All American Food Food Fights Presents the 3rd Annual WNC Battle of the Burger from 2-5pm, at Salvage Station in Asheville. Local restaurants can be nominated via social media on All American Food Fights Facebook page, or at via email to kelly@allamericanfoodfights.com

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LEAF Announces 2nd Annual LEAF Downtown Theme & Lineup

Leaf Downtown Asheville

Come Get Downtown for SoulTown at the 2nd Annual LEAF Downtown AVL, taking place July 30-31, 2016 in the heart of Downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park.  Join LEAF for soul at its finest – infused throughout stages, conversations, connections, roaming art and then some!  LEAF Downtown AVL seeks to be an inclusive, family-friendly, FREE event that showcases talent in a wide variety of musical genres and backgrounds with artists such as WAR playing hit songs on the main Pack Square stage; the eclectic Big Sam’s Funky Nation; and Bill Myers & The Monitors, world-class ensemble musicians; and many others from national and regional stages.  Visit theLEAF.org/downtown for more info!

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YMCA of Western North Carolina Dedicates YMCA Camp Watia

Camp Watia

The YMCA of Western North Carolina will be holding a dedication ceremony for its new overnight summer camp, YMCA Camp Watia, on June 8, 2016, on the grounds of the camp, located outside Bryson City, N.C. Attendees will include YMCA executive leadership, its board of directors, donors, and other supporters of YMCA Camp Watia. 

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B Corp Hackathon to Put Local Businesses on Certification Fast Track

b corp certification

The owners of area certified B Corporations (B Corps) and Mountain BizWorks have joined forces as the Asheville B Corp Network with one goal in mind: to make Western North Carolina a B Corp hub. To that end, they invite companies currently working toward certification or others interested in learning more about becoming a B Corp to their Fast Track Hackathon on June 21 at Deltec Homes from 3 to 5 pm. Attendees will work toward completing the B Impact Assessment—central to the certification process—and will be able to share and learn best practices with existing B Corps and representatives from the B Lab certifying agency. Deltec, WNC’s newest certified B Corp, will offer an optional tour of their facility from 2:30-3 pm before the event begins. A networking social will immediately follow the hackathon from 5:30 until 7 pm at New Belgium Brewing, also a proud B Corp engaged both locally and globally in the cause.

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ABSFest Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival Turns Ten

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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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