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Wellness Wednesday – Explore, Connect and Discover through Volunteering

Volunteers make an immeasurable difference in our community by filling the gaps that public service agencies and nonprofit organizations can’t bridge on their own. From coaching youth sports and mentoring students to keeping trash out of the French Broad River and growing fresh food in community gardens, Asheville has plenty of opportunities to get involved.

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NC Court of Appeals affirms decision in removal of Vance Monument

This morning, the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued a decision in the lawsuit filed against the City regarding the removal of the Vance Monument.  In its decision, the Court affirmed the previous decision of the Buncombe County Superior Court which dismissed all of the claims against the City.   This result allows the City to proceed [...]

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Film festival highlights short films by women on March 30

Asheville Parks & Recreation closes out Women’s History Month with a screening of short films at Tempie Avery Montford Community Center produced by women from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30.

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City of Asheville sweeps into Spring

The City of Asheville is pleased to team up with Asheville Greenworks and other organizations  in multiple efforts to keep Asheville green and clean.  Register to be a part of the team.

MLK mural on display at Senior Opportunity Community Center

The Senior Opportunity Community Center has unveiled a unique mural of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., created by volunteers and staff. The art project was part of Asheville Park & Recreation’s Black Legacy Month programming in February. Combining paper craft and painting, the colorful and large panel conveys Dr. King’s hope for equality, justice, and a better tomorrow.

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Wellness Wednesday – Use failures as learning opportunities for success

From awards to photos on social media, we generally like to celebrate success. Often, we forget the mistakes, missteps, and miscalculations that may take place along the way. For many, the secret of success is that it can be built on the culmination of lessons learned from defeat.   Those who turn failure into success are all [...]

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Charlotte Street “Road Diet” analysis shows continued improvements

Summary The Charlotte Street Road Diet continues to show signs of success since its implementation in 2019.  The second year of “Post-Implementation” analysis reveals that the project has reduced traffic speeds, increased bike use, and reduced the number of automobile collisions on Charlotte Street with no indication of increased cut-through traffic on the side streets.  Background In 2019, [...]

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