From crafts to camps: Asheville Parks & Rec offers holiday programs

It’s hard to believe that it’s holiday time again. If you’re looking for some great programs for a price that won’t destroy your gift-buying budget, Asheville Parks & Recreation offers a lot of options. Take a look at this line-up: A Winter’s Tail 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 Location: WNC Nature Center, 75 Gashes Creek Road Joint [...]

Public invited to open house on Asheville in Motion plan

Since May 2014, the City of Asheville has been working on a plan to address and prioritize the City’s transportation needs. The public was encouraged to provide input on the issue in spring 2015 during an intensive multi-day charrette. Now, the final draft of the Asheville in Motion (AIM) Plan is ready to be presented [...]

Asheville government offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

  ART transit service suspended on Thanksgiving Day as well Asheville City government offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Garbage and recycling collection will be suspended Thursday, Nov. 26. Customers with Thursday garbage and recycling (B week) collection will have trash and recycling collected Friday, Nov. 27. Garbage [...]

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‘Find Parking’ site launches in Asheville

The City of Asheville recently launched a new mobile site that provides close to real-time information on available spaces in the City’s four parking garages. Called “Find Parking,” the site also allows people to click on the garage for directions. Click on cityofasheville/wheres-parking on your mobile phone when out shopping or running errands and [...]

City of Asheville Purchasing Division to move into City Hall

The City of Asheville buys a lot of items to run the city, everything from office supplies to stormwater pipe and much in between. It sells surplus items too, items ranging from decommissioned police cruisers to backhoe tires. This keeps Purchasing Division Manager Amy Patterson and her staff busy. Since 1987, the City’s Purchasing Division has [...]

Burton Street Neighborhood Profile

The Burton Street Community Association, established in 1967 as the Burton Street Advisory Board, was formed for the purpose of promoting the educational, social, economic and cultural welfare of its members, improving the neighborhood through democratic citizen participation and involvement in activities which affect our everyday lives. The Burton Street neighborhood, founded in 1911 by [...]

Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket campaign to kick off

North Carolina’s Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket campaign will run from Nov. 22-30. The program, a statewide partnership between local agencies and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, aims to increase seat belt and child safety use rates through increased enforcement of the state’s seat belt law.   On Nov. 23, the Asheville Police Department (APD) and the [...]