City of Asheville announces Youth Leadership Academy’s incoming Class of 2016-2017

The City of Asheville has selected the incoming class of the City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA).   CAYLA, created in April 2007, places Asheville High School students in prestigious summer internships and offers ongoing leadership development throughout the academic year. The vast majority of CAYLA students will be the first in their families to attend [...]

Asheville firefighters to participate in free smoke alarm canvas Saturday

Red Cross volunteers, Asheville firefighters, AmeriCorps volunteers to install FREE smoke alarms and educate West Asheville residents on home fire prevention    Asheville firefighters, American Red Cross volunteers and AmeriCorps volunteers will spend Saturday, May 7, walking door-to-door installing free smoke alarms and distributing fire safety information to residents in neighborhoods surrounding Hall Fletcher Elementary School. They will [...]

Point-in-time count shows decrease in homelessness in Asheville-Buncombe

Access to affordable housing remains a challenge   On Jan. 27, 2016, the Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Initiative conducted the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count of homeless families and individuals. Overall numbers of those experiencing homelessness in our community have decreased since last year: 509 persons reported in January 2016 as compared to 562 persons in January 2015, which represents a [...]

How green can Asheville businesses go? City teams with chamber for Workplace Challenge

Business owners and managers, we feel you. Running a business is hard work. Employees have to be supported, customers need to be served and bills have to be paid. You have a multitude of decisions to make every day. So what if we give you credit for making the right ones? Industrial and commercial buildings alone [...]

Asheville Water Quality Report: Outstanding sources and careful treatment ensure safe supply

The City of Asheville has released its 18th annual Water Quality Report, a federally-mandated “report card” designed to educate customers on what is in their drinking water. The City of Asheville is pleased to report that the city’s drinking water continues to surpass all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Standards. The report is [...]

City of Asheville offices to close Friday, March 25

City of Asheville government offices will be closed Friday, March 25, as part of spring break. City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed except for the Montford Recreation Center, which will be open for Fun Day Out. The following recreation facilities will be open: City parks, the Riverside Cemetery, Asheville Golf [...]

City of Asheville announces Bojangles Easter Eggstravaganza

Join the City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department for the area’s largest free egg hunt at the Bojangles’ Easter Eggstravaganza from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at Carrier Park on Amboy Road. The day will be full of fun with free inflatables, crafts, face painting and family-oriented entertainment. An Easter egg hunt for [...]

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