Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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More of what’s going around, including the opening of a new sandwich shop at the corner of Sand Hill and Sardis Roads in Enka:

-I’m really loving the Instagram account of Pet Vet on Patton. It’s run by Courtney Hall, who works in the doggie day care. She has a great way of capturing the personalities of our four-legged friends. Give it a look @petvetdaycare.

-Asheville Grit has details on the Jan. 22 screening at Grail Moviehouse of the silent film Conquest of Canaan, shot in Asheville nearly 100 years ago.

-Asheville dance instructor Lisa Zahiya is holding an event called Hip Hop Happy Hour at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Wright Creative on Haywood Road in West Asheville. It’s a hip hop fitness class, followed by a dance party. DJ is M.P. Pride. BYOB. Tickets are $10.

-Love Trumps Fear, an evening of entertainment featuring local musicians, will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday at Altamont Theatre. The production promises “positive music and self-care, intentionally created in direct response to the turbulence and negativity many citizens have experienced since the election,” according to a press release. More:

Performances will include I, Star’s politically attuned hip-hop and folk-rock; the harmonic soul of Jonathan Santos; energetic rock, soul and hip-hop from Natural Born Leaders; and Summit Jaffe of Numatik with his soothing electronic beats. The event includes a chocolate temple, tea lounge, massage zone and plenty of opportunities to relax and/or dance. The Altamont Theatre will be transformed into a musical utopia on Friday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. $12-$30.

-The Asheville Tourists will hold auditions for a new public address announcer from 3-6 p.m. on Jan. 31 at McCormick Field. The auditions come after the former longtime voice of the Tourists, Rick Rice, announced his departure last year. Here’s more:

A sample script will be provided by the Tourists for individuals to read over the PA system at the ballpark. Interested parties MUST be able to work all 2017 Asheville Tourists home games with the exception of two education days; which take place on Tuesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 24. This means arrival at the ballpark on the day of a game by 6:00pm on Mondays-Fridays, 5:00pm on Saturdays, and 1:00pm Sundays.

-Asheville-Buncombe Tech Community College’s Student Culinary Team won its 10th regional title after competition January 13-14 at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte. The team now moves on to compete in the American Culinary Federation national competition July 9-13 in Orlando, Fla. The team won the national title in 2007. Team members were Emma Wieber, Jessica Olin, Habiba Smallen, Nina Patterson and Emily Welch. Max Theofrastous serves as team alternate. Chefs Chris Bugher and Bronwen McCormick are the team coaches.

-Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort has announced that funding for construction of a convention center and fourth hotel tower was approved recently by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ Tribal Council. The project is expected to include approximately 100,000 square feet of convention meeting space, 600 to 800 hotel rooms, and a new parking deck. The project will be constructed on the property of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort, which is currently undergoing construction for its bowling and entertainment complex, set to open in late 2017, according to a press release.

-The Blue Ridge Rollergirls will now hold their bouts at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays at the U.S. Cellular Center.

-Jeff Miller, chef at Luella’s BBQ in Asheville, is a guest chef on the Jam Cruise this year. Cool.

-Small business coach Jodi Rhoden has announced that a client of hers, Jamie Wade, is opening her own sandwich shop inside the BP gas station at the corner of Sardis and Sand Hill Roads in Enka. The shop is called Sand Hill Kitchen. Check it.



Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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