Articles by: Jason Sandford

VIDEO: Things to do in Asheville for Memorial Day Weekend ’17

VIDEO: Things to do in Asheville for Memorial Day Weekend ’17

It’s a jam-packed weekend full of festivals, as well as ceremonies to honor our nations veterans. Check it out.

by May 25, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Asheville fitness coach on 5 ways to make change right now

Asheville fitness coach on 5 ways to make change right now

It’s time to get started.

by May 25, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Archetype Brewing, Jargon, Sub Grasso all open in West Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Archetype Brewing, Jargon, Sub Grasso all open in West Asheville

Also, Aldi grocery store is expanding in West Asheville, and more.

by May 25, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: That ‘Dirty Dancing’ remake really sucked

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: That ‘Dirty Dancing’ remake really sucked

Also, the Asheville Brewers Alliance will unveil a special T-shirt quilt featuring local craft brewers, and more.

by May 25, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Opinion: Fast-internet initiative critical for Western North Carolina’s future

Opinion: Fast-internet initiative critical for Western North Carolina’s future

When it comes to fast internet availability, the Asheville area is falling behind, and that’s bad news for economic growth.

by May 21, 2017 1 comment Asheville events
New Yancey County observatory will give stargazers delight

New Yancey County observatory will give stargazers delight

The observatory will be home to a 34-inch telescope.

by May 21, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
A scene from the filming of a book trailer for "Serafina and the Splintered Heart," the third in the young adult "Serafina" series by Asheville author Robert Beatty./ photo by Jason Sandford

A book marketing effort like few others in author Beatty’s ‘Serafina’ series

Asheville author Robert Beatty is masterminding, and funding, a massive marketing effort around his young adult “Serafina” mystery series.

by May 20, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville City Council candidate forum on policing Sunday

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville City Council candidate forum on policing Sunday

Also, Catawba Brewing and Eagle’s Nest Outfitters are reprising a beer collaboration, and more.

by May 20, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
WIN TIX forTour de Fat, the big fest at New Belgium in Asheville

WIN TIX forTour de Fat, the big fest at New Belgium in Asheville

Asheville musician Ian Ridenhour, as well as Third Eye Blind, will bring the entertainment, along with a host of other performers.

by May 18, 2017 4 comments Asheville events
Word on the street: Red pandas coming to WNC Nature Center

Word on the street: Red pandas coming to WNC Nature Center

The red panda is just one of several new animals the Nature Center hopes to add, according to its 2020 Vision Plan.

by May 11, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Wicked Weed summer beer fest canceled; new Sept. fest set

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Wicked Weed summer beer fest canceled; new Sept. fest set

Also, the annual Green Entrepreneur Showcase is set for May 18 and will spotlight BearWaters Brewing in Canton.

by May 11, 2017 3 comments Asheville News
WNC Yarn Crawl, more Mother’s Day weekend things to do around Asheville

WNC Yarn Crawl, more Mother’s Day weekend things to do around Asheville

Another edition of the Great American Strip-Off, an Ashley English book release party and local CD release events by Aaron Burdett and Skunk Ruckus are also on tap.

by May 10, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Celebrate Wicked Weed, says Asheville entrepreneur rep

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Celebrate Wicked Weed, says Asheville entrepreneur rep

Also, artist Jonas Gerard is set to celebrate 10 years in Asheville, and more.

by May 10, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Magnetic Theatre cuts prices on some shows

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Magnetic Theatre cuts prices on some shows

Also, the owner of the Tasty Beverage bottle shop in Asheville announced it would stand by Wicked Weed, and more.

by May 9, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Chattanooga artists/ photo courtesy of http://EGG.GALLERY

In Chattanooga, arts leaders in Asheville see model for greater impact

With a change in emphasis, a Chattanooga arts nonprofit is empowering artists and energizing the economy. What can Asheville take away from its success?

by May 9, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Asheville entrepreneurs brew ideas to cash in on craft beer’s appeal

Asheville entrepreneurs brew ideas to cash in on craft beer’s appeal

Brewfully, Brewed Clues, Brewpon and Brew-Ed Tours are three examples of how the craft beer scene is inspiring entrepreneurs.

Cocktails, conversation and music by Victor Wooten at Asheville Masonic Temple

Cocktails, conversation and music by Victor Wooten at Asheville Masonic Temple

The May 18 show, which will be hosted by another fantastic musician, Gary Jules, who lives in Asheville, promises to be a special night.

by May 8, 2017 2 comments Asheville Music
Consider ditching the car as Strive Not to Drive Week arrives May 12

Consider ditching the car as Strive Not to Drive Week arrives May 12

Strive Not to Drive Week is expanding to include events in Haywood and Henderson counties this year.

by May 8, 2017 1 comment Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville City Soccer Club wins first-ever match

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville City Soccer Club wins first-ever match

Also, Trade and Lore is planning to open a second location in Charlotte, and much more.

by May 8, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
At TroopScore.com, Asheville entrepreneurs arm veterans with power of reviews

At TroopScore.com, Asheville entrepreneurs arm veterans with power of reviews

TroopScore.com hopes the reviews their users leave on the site lead to improvements in VA healthcare.

by May 8, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Funkatorium expanding on South Slope

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Funkatorium expanding on South Slope

Also, the ginger beer brewery Ginger’s Revenge will celebrate its grand opening on May 13, and much more.

by May 8, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Burlesque fest celebrates 11 years in Asheville on Memorial Day weekend

Burlesque fest celebrates 11 years in Asheville on Memorial Day weekend

The “Golden Glamazon,” Sydni Deveraux, headlines this years festivities.

by May 7, 2017 0 comments Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New brewery, Zillicoah Beer Co., coming to Woodfin

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New brewery, Zillicoah Beer Co., coming to Woodfin

Also, the Country Club of Asheville is celebrating the reopening of its golf course this weekend, and more.

by May 5, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Lynn M. Morton is the eighth person and the first woman to hold the title of president at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. She takes on her new role in July after more than 25 years at Queens University of Charlotte, which is where she currently holds the title of provost and vice president for academic affairs. Photo: Reggie Tidwell/Warren Wilson College

Morton named Warren Wilson College’s new president

Morton is Warren Wilson College’s first woman president.

by May 4, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
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