-This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Blizzard of 1993, which hit Asheville hard on the weekend of March 12. Three feet of snow and howling winds brought the city to a standstill.
–Condom Couture, part fashion show and part Planned Parenthood benefit, is set for Saturday.
-The Color Me Goodwill fashion show and benefit is planned for April, Asheville Grit reports.
-Word on the street: The old Curtis Wright fishing shop in Biltmore Village is going to be a wine bar.
–Celebrate Zelda Fitzgerald in Asheville starting tomorrow.
-Hip-hop artist MC Yogi and his wife Amanda Giacomini, both renowned yoga teachers, will be at Wright Creative in West Asheville from noon to 5 p.m. on March 24 for a book signing, reading, question-and-answer period and yoga. The couple are promoting MC Yogi’s new memoir, Spiritual Graffiti: Finding My True Path. The couple visited Asheville last year for Asheville Yoga Festival. Tickets are available here.
-SimplyHome LLC and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County announced that SimplyHome has expanded to their new corporate offices at 48 Fisk Drive in south Asheville, according to a press release. The newly remodeled 12,000 square-foot headquarters will house more than 20 employees in sales, marketing, technology, research and development, and will allow for expanded manufacturing and training capacity for North American clients in the managed healthcare sector, according to the release. SimplyHome, founded in Asheville in 2009, provides customizable assistive technology solutions that transform healthcare delivery for aging, disabled, and veteran populations, according to the release.
-The 5th Annual Asheville Food Truck Showdown sponsored by Ingles Markets will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 24 at the WNC Ag Center’s expo building. Admission is free. A total of 24 food trucks will participate in the event, which includes five live bands, activities for kids, including a rock climbing wall and bounce houses, the chance to support local charities including, Manna Food Bank and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, a local
artisan expo, the Ultimate Air Dogs and more. Tickets are here.
-Cliffs Land Partners, the real estate arm of The Cliffs, is recognizing its top real estate producers for 2017, who together achieved $29.3 million in sales from 67 transactions at the luxury mountain and lake club communities in spstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina, according to a press release. The top four producers sold 53 properties totaling $23.6 million, while the top sales support specialist booked 14 tours resulting in $5.7 million in sales. The Cliffs Land Partners celebrated a total of 180 transactions in 2017 totaling $96.2 million, according to the release.The top producers included Josh Smith of Walnut Cove Realty, which specializes in The Cliffs at Walnut Cove. Smith was named the top overall producer across The Cliffs communities after closing 17 sales for a total volume of $10.3 million, according to the release.