Here’s more of what’s going around, including news about former First Lady Laura Bush, a couple of fundraising pushes, and much, much more.

Update from The Montford Rooftop Bar: “We are now offering complimentary valet parking! We’ve listened and determined that a change was necessary. Thank you all for the feedback!” Good move. A few weeks back, a loyal reader complained to me about the ridiculous parking charge – $7 – among other issues.

Former First Lady Laura Bush was spotted in Waynesville last week, reports the Smoky Mountain News. Bush, who was in town for a Blue Ridge Parkway event, dined at the Sweet Onion, according to the newspaper.

Helpmate is preparing to begin a capital campaign with the goal of raising money to expand its shelter and offer 40 more beds to victims of domestic violence.

-Somebody is planning to open a beer museum in Pittsburgh. It’s called Brew: The Museum of Beer. Asheville, why didn’t you think of this?!?

Asheville FM kicks off its annual fall fund drive beginning Oct. 29. Grass-roots radio, folks!

Asheville entrepreneur Jacob Ballard has created a new private Facebook group for Asheville Business Owners. Check it out.

Here’s a tidbit from the Asheville Business Owners page: A new biz is holding an official launch party on Thursday at The Block Off Biltmore. Fox & Fir Design is a fresh, eco-forward apparel brand that creates designs inspired by nature. Each design helps a different local environmental non-profit.

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A Kickstarter campaign has been launched by an Asheville filmmaker for a zombie flick called “Dead Brew.”

-Local filmmaker David Huff has launched a crowdfunding campaign seeking $25,000 to go toward the making of a zombie movie, called Dead Brew, based in Asheville. The movie description: “An epic hurricane hits Asheville, N.C., spiling coal ash into the city water and turning beer-drinking citizens into zombies.”

Ragdolls and Scarecrows on Saturday at the Crow & Quill.

National Geographic Travel visits town and writes about the artists of Asheville.

-There’s a Reems Creek Greenway presentation coming up on Oct. 25.

-Legendary songstress Mavis Staples will play at The Orange Peel in Asheville on Nov. 13 in support of the French Broad Riverkeeper. Asheville-based artist Lyric will perform with her band as the opening act and will also perform a special acoustic set at a VIP event at PULP (The Orange Peel’s lower level private club) before the show.

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  1. Brew: The Museum of Beer is up on Indiegogo now: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/brew-the-museum-of-beer/. Hope you will help make it happen, then come visit when it opens.

  2. Former First Lady Laura Bush was spotted in Waynesville last week

    Sans ‘W’? What woman in her right mind would leave that gorgeous hunk of manmeat unattended?

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