WNC Nature Center director joins prestigious zoos board of directors

WNC Nature Center Director Chris Gentile was sworn in as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Zoos & Aquariums Sept. 10. At the AZA’s conference in San Diego, he took a place at the table of an influential international group of leaders in wildlife conservation and zoo management. AZA represents more [...]

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City of Asheville holds 9/11 remembrance ceremony

The City of Asheville held a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11 in front of the Municipal Building, 100 Court Plaza. The ceremony was in remembrance of the 2,996 people who died during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on hijacked United Airlines Flight 93. The ceremony opened [...]

City of Asheville develops Restaurant Startup Guide, announces several Development Services upgrades

Opening a restaurant is no game. It’s a complicated enterprise that includes building permits and health inspections, for one. In fact, it takes multiple steps from concept to completion before a chef/owner can welcome his or her first diners. To help Asheville restaurateurs navigate the ins and outs of needed permits and inspections, the City of [...]

Volunteers needed for Asheville pedestrian and bicycle count

Did you know that 1,400 people were counted passing by the corner of Haywood Street and College Street in a 2-hour period?   Pedestrian and bicycle counts are important opportunities to help identify the highest use and rate of growth of walking and bicycling. Volunteers are needed for a 3-hour time commitment during this year’s count, scheduled [...]

City of Asheville offices to close for Labor Day holiday

Asheville City government offices will be closed Sept. 5 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. However, garbage and recycling collection schedules will continue as normal on Labor Day. Labor Day will be the final day of operation for Recreation Park Pool, which will be open from noon to 6 p.m. All City of Asheville Parks and Recreation [...]

Victoria Road to be repaved, most of the work done nights and weekends

After recently upgrading water mains to enhance fire safety along Victoria Road, the City of Asheville has started the next phase of infrastructure improvements to the area, which will include repaving the road.   Prior to the paving is work to improve existing stormwater infrastructure. This work will be completed during daytime hours. Lane closures are expected [...]

Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center to hold hiring fair

Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center (USCC) is hiring part-time, temporary/seasonal staff in multiple positions and will hold a hiring fair Aug. 30. The USCC is owned and operated by the City of Asheville, and provides a fast-paced, engaging environment perfect for experienced workers, as well as those just beginning in the field. Flexible hours, several entry level [...]

Come see ‘The Good Dinosaur’ for Movies in the Park Aug. 12

The City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department continues the 2016 season of Movies in the Park, a free monthly movie series in Pack Square Park on Aug. 12. Children’s craft activities begin at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk on a giant screen on the Pack Square Park stage.   This month’s feature presentation [...]

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