A local Senior Girl Scout is making the Carrier Park playground a more inclusive space for non-verbal and semi-verbal kids. Spade Cipriano designed and installed a communication board earlier this year. To use the board, kids point to pictures to express their thoughts and feelings.
Over the past several years, City staff has been working closely with the Burton Street Community Association to aid in implementation of the Burton Street Neighborhood Plan, which was approved by City Council in 2018. The plan outlines goals and strategies aimed at preserving neighborhood character, among other priorities for the neighborhood. [...]
The next meeting of the Asheville City Council will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2022. The meeting will be held in City Hall, 70 Court Plaza on the second floor. The Council meeting agenda is posted at this link. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 143-318.10 this will be an in-person meeting [...]
As Stephens-Lee Community Center prepares to become the Haunted Castle on the Hill for Festival of Frights, some classes have been cancelled or relocated. Purchase your tickets for Haunted Castle on the Hill to experience one of the area’s longest-running haunted houses. [...]
Location & History of South French Broad The South French Broad neighborhood is located southwest of downtown between South Slope and the River Arts District, specifically in the area surrounding South French Broad Avenue. Its border streets are Hilliard to the north, Choctaw to the south, Asheland to the east, and Ralph to the west. The Southside [...]
Making a holiday wellness plan can help you stick to your goals and avoid playing catch up with a long list of New Year’s resolutions. Whether you’ve already been working on a goal or are just starting, it’s important to set realistic expectations and track your progress.
UPDATE: Code Purple in effect through October 20 Code Purple is an activation of emergency services including shelters and county paramedic services when temperature drops to around 32 degrees F. Transportation ART offers free transportation for those in need from 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on days when Code Purple has been activated. Shelters For men: Veterans Restoration [...]
The City of Asheville is fortunate to have an entire staff of dedicated, experienced team members, working hard each day to bring its best to the community and keep day to day operations of the city moving. We know we have amazing individuals working for our community, but it’s nice when those efforts are recognized outside [...]
City Council member Kim Roney reads a proclamation during Tuesday, October 11 Council meeting, declaring council support for the efforts of the Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to restore the name Kuwohi to the mountain presently known as Clingmans Dome. The proclamation stated the City of ᏙᎩᏯᏍᏗ (Asheville) is committed to creating an [...]
The City of Asheville’s Planning & Urban Design Department, which oversees the joint City/County Historic Preservation Program, identified in recent years the imperative need for documentation of African American heritage resources within the city, and as a result initiated an architectural survey of historic resources specifically related to Asheville’s historically Black neighborhoods. After [...]
Asheville City Manager, Debra Campbell, is pleased to announce that Ben Woody, who has served as the Interim Assistant City Manager since June, has accepted the position of Assistant City Manager. Ben will carry out administrative duties while also assisting the City Manager with the direction and coordination of activities of assigned City department directors, as [...]
Burton Street Community Center (134 Burton Street) is becoming known for fun events that explore Hispanic and Latino heritage. From the quirky Cinco de Star War to monthly Latin cuisine classes with Chef Martina Valdez, the center has successfully struck a balance between creating authentic, welcoming spaces for Hispanic and Latino families that are [...]
The City of Asheville is happy to continue our participation with the Asheville Sister Cities International program. ASCI is designed to promote peace, understanding, cooperation and sustainable relations with international partner cities. Asheville’s sister cities are Vladikavkaz, Russia San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico Saumur, France Karpenisi, Greece Valladolid, Mexico Osogbo, Nigeria
Art in the Heart is a way to unite, heal, and strengthen the community. The goal is to use art to spark conversation and ideas on how to make Pack Square Plaza –a central gathering place and hub of activity for the region– a place that reflects Asheville’s diverse community. The program [...]
Answers to questions you and your neighbors have asked.
The next meeting of the Asheville City Council will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2022. The meeting will be held in City Hall, 70 Court Plaza on the second floor. The Council meeting agenda is posted at this link. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 143-318.10 this will be an in-person [...]
Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) brings ghoulish greetings with its annual Festival of Frights starting on October 21. The series of events includes a toddler costume party, nighttime skating, creepy climbing, and trips through a haunted castle, a greenhouse of horror, and a trail of treats. While Ashevillians can stop in for a spell at [...]