Monday, August 23, 2010

    Asheville from a Chicago Point of View, ahem...

    I saw this on Ashvegas and just had to know more about another article on Asheville from an outsider. sigh...

    and it dared to call itself:

    Asheville, home of hillbilly progressives.

    Click the link below if you've already had your nerve pills or your heart medication today. These pieces on Asheville tend to make this ol' hillbilly a might riled up. [/sarcasm]


    Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

    Join us Saturday, August 28th from 3-5pm for Mingling for Mutts, benefiting Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Wine and beer tastings by Winestyles and Thirsty Monk, appetizers by Frankie Bones, Green Tea Sushi, and Rita’s Ice.

    Live music by Scott Lelii, awesome raffle prizes, and pets for adoption. Bring your (well-mannered) dog! Held in Gerber Village off Hendersonville Road, South Asheville. Three wine or beer tastings or appetizers for $5.

    We are proud to have the largest NO-KILL shelter in Asheville. Please stop by and visit with some of the wonderful cats and dogs, kittens and puppies awaiting adoption. We're open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    Phone (828) 808-9435

    Phone (828) 702-6130

    It really takes a special kind of person to do this type of work. Sending blessings to everyone involved at BWAR. And the next time you are looking to adopt a pet, please consider Brother Wolf. They are right off Tunnel Road. Mutts make great, loving pets and if you're looking for a specific breed, 25% of their pets are purebred. Jot down these numbers or email.

    Friday, August 20, 2010

    DAY OF ACTION - Saturday

    Evolver Asheville, Transition Asheville and Ashevillage Institute are hosting a DAY OF ACTION!!!!

    At the Ashevillage Institute (directions below)
    Bring a bag lunch and tools (wheel barrows, shovels, hard rakes, garden trowels, gloves, sneakers, weed whacker, buckets, tarps)

    Firestorm Cafe, 48 Commerce Street, Asheville, 28801

    Creative Collaboration on future projects by individuals and organizations from Urban crop-mobbing to co-sponsored film screenings to anything we can dream up together... Bring your ideas and enthusiasm!!!


    Wednesday, August 18, 2010

    Amy Sedaris is coming back to Asheville

    So who doesn't love North Carolina born Amy Sedaris? First let me just state that besides our alternative weekly magazine, Mountain Xpress bringing us all the goods each week, they ALSO keep their awesome, newsworthy website updated. You can sign up and comment there as well. And that's where I saw this article on Amy Sedaris. (via)

    Amy has a new book out: Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People and, according to her book tour dates she’ll be at Malaprop’s on Friday, Nov. 12. Yay!


    Saturday, August 07, 2010


    Ideas are the nexus of our future. Some of us are dreamers some of us are doers. Those who speak at a TEDxAsheville event have lived in both worlds and excelled. come hear themshare their ideas worth spreading.

    Sunday August 29th, The Orange Peel

    "The Last American Man" EUSTACE CONWAY
    along with:
    Percussionist RIVER GUERGUERIAN
    Innerpreneur JOHN MILES
    Songwriter BILLY JONAS
    Filmmaker ANGELA SHELTON
    and many more!

    Link | Facebook

    Valet Gourmet — formerly known as Blue Ridge To Go — makes some positive changes

    from the website - "Our service is very simple. We provide delivery from over 25 of your favorite Asheville restaurants to homes, businesses, hotels and most other places people want delivery."

    Kenan Hopkins opened shop in 2003. They deliver from Asheville's best restaurants and they also have a large delivery area. This re-vamp of their successful business will bring about sustainability in the food delivery service.

    I've used them many times and I will say that they are fast, affordable, and reliable. (photo by Jonathan Welch from Mountain Xpress)

    via | Link