–Green Side Up Foundation, which raises money to help Mission Hospital serve young cancer patients, is sponsoring an event encouraging people to dine out in Asheville to help raise money. From Green Side Up’s event page on Facebook:
Dine Out Mon. Feb 1st to Thurs. Feb 4th at the following participating restaurants and 10% of your bill is automatically donated to help aid children fighting cancer at Mission Hospital:
Monday, Feb 1st: Mela, Isa’s Bistro and White Duck Taco for Dinner
Tuesday, Feb 2nd: Isa’s Bistro and White Duck Taco for Dinner
Wednesday, Feb 3rd: Wicked Weed Brewing for Lunch and Isa’s Bistro, White Duck Taco, Mellow Mushroom and Wicked Weed Brewing for Dinner
Thursday, Feb 4th: Isa’s Bistro, Mellow Mushroom and White Duck Taco for Dinner
Come dine out with friends/family/colleagues etc for a great cause here in the local Asheville community. Please share and help spread the word!
-Farm Burger is planning a second location in Asheville, on the south side. Also, Eater.com says Farm Burger is expanding to Hunstville, Ala.
-Lookout Observatory at UNC Asheville recently celebrated its one-year anniversary. From the press release:
Since opening in October 2014 through the end of the academic year in June 2015, the observatory welcomed more than 1,500 visitors from schools, civic groups, and the general public. It also was integrated into the astronomy minor curriculum at UNC Asheville, resulting in a number of successful student projects. Students imaged galaxies representing different Hubble classifications, turned their results from imaging the Andromeda Galaxy into a mosaic, and imaged the moon at different phases to calculate the height of impact craters and other lunar features.
-A karmic astrologer in Asheville is offering two rooms for rent to visitors wanting to “better understand their past, present and how it affects their future through holistic/karmic astrology,” according to a press releast for Asheville Astrolodge. Yvonne Haarsma says she “has the ability to see a general tendency in past lives and reveals where people may have gotten stuck in certain patterns that are no longer useful. She helps them to break those patterns.”
-Oskar Blues sent 50,000 cans of water to help out Flint, Mich., reports the Denver Post.
It seems odd that someone would hold a fundraiser for an enormously wealthy, tax-free monopoly, number one landholder, and criminal enterprise.