Part of a healthy lifestyle is minimizing stress. Coloring books for grownups are one of the latest trends to help. Thanks to a collaboration between Asheville Parks & Recreation, area nonprofits and agencies, and local artists, residents can connect with food resources and learn about community gardens through the beautifully-illustrated pages of [...]
Update, 7:30 p.m. January 17 Asheville’s Code Purple has been extended through January 20 in response to the recent snowfall and cold temperatures. Update, 10:30 a.m. January 17 Asheville’s Code Purple has been extended through January 18 in response to the recent snowfall and cold temperatures. Update, 5:00 p.m. January 15 Asheville’s Code Purple has been extended through January 16 [...]
After a national search, City Manager Debra Campbell is excited to announce that Rachel Wood will become Asheville’s next Assistant City Manager. Her first day on the job will be January 24. Wood comes to the City of Asheville from Denton, Texas, where she has served in a number of roles, most recently as Deputy Director [...]
For safety and to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, Asheville City Council meetings remain in remote format and accessible to the public in accordance with N.C. General Statute § 166A-19.24(f). This includes the 5 p.m. January 11 City Council meeting. Here’s what you need to know to watch/listen and/or to participate in this [...]
Update, 6:45 a.m. January 7 Asheville’s roads are largely dry this morning, as a winter weather system skirted north of the City overnight, leaving instead below freezing temperatures and a Wind Chill Advisory for parts of the mountains. Asheville Public Works Streets crews worked overnight to address any spots of black ice that formed [...]
The beginning of the year is a great time for Ashevillians of all ages to explore, connect, and discover with Asheville Parks & Recreation. Now is the time to take a look at winter and spring offerings in the new activity guide with registration dates, information, and listings for hundreds of fitness and active living [...]
Update: The shelter closed at 10 a.m. January 4. Original post, January 3 Buncombe County announces a Red Cross emergency shelter for those without power at Trinity Baptist Church Click here for more information.
Update, January 5 The agenda item, open spaces, has been pulled from the January 5 Planning and Zoning meeting agenda. Original post, January 3 The City of Asheville Department of Planning and Urban Design is bringing development-related zoning updates to the Planning & Zoning Commission at 5 p.m. January 5 and then to the City [...]
Duke Energy shares winter storm update, 12:30 p.m. Jan. 3 A message from Duke Energy: The high winds and heavy precipitation are still affecting large portions of the Carolinas and restoration will be hindered until conditions are safe to work in. Customers in the hardest hit areas, like Buncombe County, may need to prepare for extended outages. Duke Energy [...]
With millions of dollars in bond projects bringing significant improvements, modernization, and expansion to the Asheville Parks & Recreation system over the past few years, the City continues to support its 2036 Vision with additional investments in parks and healthy living opportunities that are not related [...]
2022 is only five days old, but it’s a good time to assess early progress on your New Year’s resolutions. Research shows that setting small and measurable goals leads to higher success rates among participants who resolve to change some aspect of their behavior, accomplish a personal objective, or otherwise focus on self-improvement. If you aim to get more active this year, this could mean increasing time spent walking, in the fitness center, or dancing by five or 10 minutes each week until you reach your target.
Asheville City Council wishes everyone a safe and healthy New Years Eve and New Year! We encourage all residents to follow this guidance from Buncombe County Health and Human Services. Happy New Year, Asheville!
As the Asheville community reflects on the year that was 2021, many of us resolve to continue healthy habits, change some aspect of our behavior, accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise focus on self-improvement in the new year. Though the decision to make a life change can happen any time, studies have found a higher success rate among those who make the commitment as a New Year’s resolution.
COVID continued to leave its mark on our society in 2021, including the workings of City government. But the year brought with it some wins too, including the completion of the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project. The Reparations Initiative got its start. And a City employee earned a national hero award. It wasn’t all easy. Governing [...]
Looking for something fun to do with visiting family or children off from school? December 27 is Visit the Zoo Day, and the WNC Nature Center has three new animals that joined the Nature Center just in time for the holidays. The WNC Nature Center is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s [...]
Whether you keep your tree up through the new year or take it down the day after Christmas, there is still the question of how to dispose of it properly. Christmas trees will be collected by the City of Asheville according to the routine brush collection schedule. Residents are asked to remove lights, [...]
The City of Asheville’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Department is now accepting applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME, “Home Investment Partnerships Program” program. The application process opened December 17 and closes at noon February 4, 2022. CDBG and the HOME are federal grant programs through the Department of Housing and Urban [...]