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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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City seeks input on potential use of HOME-ARP funding to address homelessness

  The City of Asheville, as the Participating Jurisdiction for the four-county Asheville Regional Housing Consortium is seeking public input to inform and prioritize use of a one-time $4.7 million allocation of HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funding, known as “HOME-ARP,” is [...]

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Richmond Hill Drive closed March 21 to April 8

The City of Asheville Public Works Department would like to alert you that we will be conducting work on Richmond Hill Drive.   Staff will be closing Richmond Hill Drive Monday,  March 21 through April 8 to carry out needed road repairs and concrete curb installation ahead of an upcoming resurfacing project.  During that time, a detour [...]

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Office of Data and Performance (ODAP) marks one year of operation

The Office of Data and Performance (ODAP) has been fully-staffed and operational for a full year. During its first year of operation, ODAP has participated in a number of City projects that advance the office’s mission “to empower the community and City staff to use data for equitable outcomes, accountability, and communication.”

Celebrating Women’s History Month – Asheville Parks & Recreation facilities remember local historic women

Women’s History Month traces its beginnings to the first International Women’s Day in 1911. In 1978, schools in Sonoma, California celebrated Women’s History Week with events designed around March 8 (International Women’s Day). Following a conference about women’s history in 1979, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as [...]

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