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Asheville’s favorite January running event is back. Isaac Dickson School will be the location for the 2020 Asheville Hot Chocolate Races, taking place on Saturday, Jan. 25. There will be several race events held for adults and their young ones, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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The Asheville Christian Academy girls basketball team traveled to Rabun Gap High School in northern Georgia last week to take on the Eagles in a crucial conference matchup. Rabun Gap jumped out to an early 11-2 lead knocking in three three-pointers in the opening minutes. However, from that …

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iDaph has busy and eventful year ahead of us as we gear up for our 2020 Sport Events! iDaph Events & Timing offers cycling, running and multi-sport events throughout the year that are fun, unique and challenging. Our events are for all levels of athletes and are often kid-friendly.

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A quick and easy way to get comfort food on your dinner table is this recipe for Cheesy Baked Mushroom Chicken. Add some green beans and mashed cauliflower for a well-rounded meal for your family.

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The Blue Ridge Agility Club of Western North Carolina will host an American Kennel Club (AKC) agility trial Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 24 – 26. The event will be held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center McGough Arena in Fletcher from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday-Saturd…

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The Asheville Christian Academy boys basketball team welcomed one of the top teams in South Carolina to Swannanoa last week and sent York Prep back across the border with a 72-66 loss. The Lions never trailed in the contest building leads of fifteen points on two separate occasions, but York…

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Head to the Asheville Art Museum on the third Saturday of the month before the Museum opens for a fun-filled, 45-minute yoga and mindfulness meditation inspired by a visit to an artwork in our galleries.

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UNC Asheville’s juried international exhibition, Drawing Discourse, will open with special events on Jan. 17-18 featuring renowned artists including juror William Beckman. The exhibition features 44 works of contemporary drawing selected from among more than 1,000 submissions by more than 30…

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Nicki and Donnell Burch just opened Hard2Kill CrossFit on Airport Road this week. The business name, Hard2Kill, has special meaning to the couple. Almost 7 years ago, Donnell was involved in a motorcycle accident and sustained injuries so severe he was not expected to survive.

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The girls and boys basketball teams from Coastal Christian Academy got off the bus after their five-hour drive from Wilmington and experienced an unfriendly welcome on the court from the Lions of Asheville Christian Academy. The ACA girls team pummeled the Centurions from the opening tip. Th…

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American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) announces the opening of Messino Cancer Centers. The physicians, serving the Western North Carolina region for 30 years, joined AON, effective Jan. 1, 2020. AON is an alliance of physicians and veteran healthcare leaders uniting to ensure the long-term su…

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The Organic Growers School is offering a 2-day “Improving Farm Communications” workshop on Jan. 12 and 19, 2020 for farmers at the Southern Appalachians Highlands Conservancy’s (SAHC) Community Farm.

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For busy families, finding time to eat together isn’t always easy, but coming together around the dinner table regularly isn’t just about keeping hungry bellies full. Family meals nourish the spirit, brain and overall health. Make these meatballs for your next family dinner. Serves: 6 Ingred…

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Imagine needing a wheelchair to get anywhere, even inside your own home. Now imagine you have to wait a year until you can fill that need! It may sound like a horror movie scenario, but it has been an unnerving reality for many with mobility challenges in Western North Carolina. Not anymore.

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The longer I hike, the easier it becomes to take for granted the knowledge I do – and don’t – have when it comes to outdoor pursuits like hiking, backpacking, and the like. I’ve been ambling through the woods of Western North Carolina since I was 16 – 18 years to date – which makes it all th…

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When the weather is frightfully cold and you need something quick to warm you up, try this recipe for Tomato-Tortellini soup. With only 4 ingredients, you’ll be warm and cozy in no time.Ingredients • Two 14-ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth • One 9-ounce package of refrigerated tortell…

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UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) will present 11 courses this spring for community writers including a new course experimenting with point of view in short fiction, and courses on poetry, memoir, non-fiction, writing for children and young adults, and advanced workshops t…

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UNC Asheville’s annual commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. will feature a keynote address by the award-winning journalist, author and civil rights pioneer Charlayne Hunter-Gault, free and open to everyone, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Highsmith Student Union Blue Ridge Room on campus.

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OpenDoors of Asheville is thrilled to share that its largest annual fundraiser will be held Saturday, February 29, at The Venue in downtown Asheville. “Look 2020: Sight Unseen” offers art lovers a unique opportunity to extend their collections while celebrating the shared vision of a communi…

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In a critical matchup against NCISAA 3A rivals, both the ACA girls and boys teams knocked off Hickory Grove Christian School last week. The ACA girls never trailed in their matchup and took a 19-10 advantage to the halftime break. The Lions put the game away in the third quarter outpacing Hi…

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The Organic Growers School will be hosting two Farm Dreams Workshops this winter. Are you dreaming of starting your own farm? Farm Dreams is an entry level, exploratory one-day workshop designed to help people who are seeking practical, common sense information on whether sustainable farming…

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Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., world-renowned neuroscientist and co-author of Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body, will give a free public lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium, and a free public master class…

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ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) is kicking off the 2020 farm planning season with its annual Business of Farming Conference, Feb. 22, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the AB Tech Conference Center in Asheville. The conference focuses on the business side of farming, offering beginning …

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Narvel James Crawford is pleased to announce the reopening of Carter Street Parking in downtown Asheville. Crawford is an Asheville native of 90 years. Jim, as he is known to his friends, has owned and operated parking around the western end of downtown Asheville for many years. His mother, …

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Carl Sandburg Home NHS will host a community storytelling slam on Carl Sandburg’s Birthday, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Storytellers from across the region will share true five-minute stories with a live audience at Henderson County Library Main Branch Kaplan Auditorium from 5 to 7 pm. The event i…

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The Lions traveled to Charlotte last week to take on the Crusaders from Northside Christian Academy. Northside boasts one of the top teams in the state but entered the contest without three of its top players. The Lions trailed only briefly during the contest but saw a lead evaporate in the …

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The holidays are a time of traditions, and the merchants in Asheville’s oldest existing shopping plaza have been hard at work rolling out their annual celebration of the winter season this year.

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People looking for a restaurant that is open on Christmas Day have quite a few options in Asheville this holiday season, including those featuring special menus.

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Two of the best boys basketball teams in western North Carolina squared off last week as the Greenies from Christ School traveled to Asheville Christian Academy in an early-season showdown. The Lions won both regular-season contests a season ago but the Greenies had the last laugh knocking o…