Articles by: Jason Sandford

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Favilla’s moving, Rendezvous opening soon, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Favilla’s moving, Rendezvous opening soon, more

Renovation work is continuing on the location of the new Riverside Rhapsody Beer Co. in Woodfin, and more.

by May 9, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hemp Sheet

Ashvegas Hemp Sheet: Liquefy, Asheville Hemp Farms open in West Asheville

The industrial hemp industry is booming, and the hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) industry is expected to be worth $7 billion by 2023, according to one estimate.

by May 8, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Food Truck Showdown set for May 18 at WNC Ag Center

Asheville Food Truck Showdown set for May 18 at WNC Ag Center

The event will feature 18 local food trucks, and judges will award prizes in categories including Best Overall, People’s Choice, and VIP Taster’s Choice.

Asheville public health officials brace for possible measles outbreak

Asheville public health officials brace for possible measles outbreak

Measles spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing, and can live for up to two hours in the airspace where a person sick with measles has been.

by May 6, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Blue Ridge Honor Flight celebration set for Saturday at Asheville airport

Blue Ridge Honor Flight celebration set for Saturday at Asheville airport

The event will feature a special Music on the Fly performance by dynamic Asheville vocalist/guitarist Andrew Scotchie.

by May 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville entrepreneur JJ Apodoca of What's Your Mutt swabs Sammie's mouth for a DNA sample. /photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville entrepreneurs launch doggie DNA testing business, What’s Your Mutt

Genetic testing that can reveal some basic health and behavioral traits, which in turn can give dogs a voice, says JJ Apodaca.

by May 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Last call at Tressa’s as downtown Asheville nightclub closes after 22 years

Last call at Tressa’s as downtown Asheville nightclub closes after 22 years

Tressa’s opened in downtown Asheville when entertainment offerings were few and far between.

by April 30, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville singer-songwriters Anya Hinkle, left, and Alexa Rose each won first place in their respective categories of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at the Merlefest music festival in Wilkesboro this past weekend. Hinkle won first place in the bluegrass category for her song "Ballad of Zona Abston," while Rose won first place in the general category for her song, "Medicine for Living." /photo by Martin Anderson

Asheville musicians snag top honors in Merlefest 2019 songwriting contest

First-place winners took home a $600 cash prize and were award performances at Merlefest, which draws tens of thousands of fans each year to Wilkesboro.

by April 29, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue to sell Leicester property

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue to sell Leicester property

Brother Wolf plans two hold two community forums to address concerns, with the first one set for Monday (April 29) at Highland Brewing.

by April 28, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville real estate market update, first quarter 2019: no longer a seller’s market

Asheville real estate market update, first quarter 2019: no longer a seller’s market

The median home sale price in city of Asheville was $295,000 in first quarter 2019, a 2.5 percent decrease compared to first quarter of last year.

by April 27, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville architect Peter Alberice of MHAworks Asheville shows renderings of a mixed-use project planned for downtown called Create 82 Broadway. /photo by Jason Sandford

7 Asheville development projects to track

One project, called Create 82 Broadway, calls for the construction of a 7-story building to house 24 condos, 150 hotel rooms, retail and office space.

by April 24, 2019 6 comments Asheville News
Asheville entrepreneur Kimmel is downsizing; here’s how you can buy his art, home decor

Asheville entrepreneur Kimmel is downsizing; here’s how you can buy his art, home decor

Joe W. Kimmel is selling off an array of fine art and home furnishings in the Mid-Century Modern, Art Deco, Mission and other styles.

by April 23, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Asheville Music School’s big benefit show Thursday spotlights The Beatles’ ‘Revolver

Asheville Music School’s big benefit show Thursday spotlights The Beatles’ ‘Revolver

The event includes a number of musical performances, as well as a silent auctions. Proceeds benefit Asheville Music School and its growing outreach and scholarship programs.

Asheville’s Hotel Arras affiliates with Kimpton Hotels, a top boutique brand

Asheville’s Hotel Arras affiliates with Kimpton Hotels, a top boutique brand

The bottom line is that the power that the Kimpton brand brings will elevate The Arras, especially as the competition for the hotel dollar continues to increase in Asheville.

by April 17, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas celebrity spotting: Bill Murray at The Mothlight in West Asheville

Ashvegas celebrity spotting: Bill Murray at The Mothlight in West Asheville

Bill Murray, co-owner of the Charleston RiverDogs, may have been in town to watch his team play the Asheville Tourists earlier this week.

Brandon Audette of One World Brewing has created the Phazed fest to celebrate two of his passions: craft beer and electronic music. /photo by Jason Sandford

Phazed fest combines craft beer, electronic music at One World in West Asheville

In Plain Sight and BomBassic headline the musical offerings, while special beer offerings will be available from Burial Beer, Fonta Flora, Zillicoah and much more.

by April 9, 2019 0 comments Asheville events
Megan Bell, a contestant on Season 19 of "The Bachelor," announced her engagement via Instagram back in February. She's planning to get married in Asheville. /photo via @meganelizabethbell on Instagram

Megan Bell, former ‘The Bachelor’ contestant, planning Asheville wedding

The bride-to-be is working with Asheville wedding planner Shay Brown on her upcoming nuptials.

by April 4, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville GreenWorks Trashion Show set for April 27

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville GreenWorks Trashion Show set for April 27

Also, Asheville artist Jenna E. Jaffe will celebrate the opening of her new art exhibition with a Friday reception, and more.

by April 3, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville water line breaks continue to affect homes, businesses; city officials apologize for communication breakdown

Asheville water line breaks continue to affect homes, businesses; city officials apologize for communication breakdown

City officials said Tuesday that the issue of discolored water in its system should be resolved by Friday.

by April 2, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Xpand Fest, the one-day free music festival on the Asheville South Slope, enters its third year with a big lineup. Asheville band Window Cat performed on the Coxe Avenue stage at last year's event./ photo by David Simchock

Xpand Fest 2019 announces line-up for June event: Dynamo, The Get Right Band, April B & The Cool, more

Other Asheville bands featured at Xpand Fest this year include: Emma’s Lounge, Sirius. B, The Snozzberries, The Digs, Eleanor Underhill & Friends, Upland Drive and more.

by April 2, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Blue Ridge Hiking Co. to open retail shop in downtown Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Blue Ridge Hiking Co. to open retail shop in downtown Asheville

Also, a new restaurant called Harvest Pizzeria is planned for the Asheville South Slope, and more.

by April 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Tina & Her Pony

For Asheville’s Tina and Her Pony, music helps soothe worldly pains

Tina & Her Pony are set to play their indy Appalachian folks music at Ambrose West at 7 p.m. on Friday, with Laura Blackley opening.

by March 28, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Shanghai Dumpling House planned for downtown Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Shanghai Dumpling House planned for downtown Asheville

Also, the White Labs Fermentation Festival is set for May 26 at its Charlotte Street location, and more.

by March 27, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
The new Family Lodge hotel building approved for Biltmore Avenue is shown here at center between the Wild Wing Cafe restaurant at left and a new luxury condominium building, which is currently under construction, at right.

A divided Asheville City Council approves 56-room hotel in downtown

During the public comment portion of Tuesday night’s meeting, no member of the public spoke against the project.

by March 26, 2019 6 comments Asheville News