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Congratulations to our 2015 Downtown Holiday Windows Contest winners: Judge's Favorite - Sensibilities Day Spa Best Use of Merchandise - Purl's Yarn Emporium Interpretation of Theme - Hip Replacements Honorable Mentions - Patton Avenue Pet Company and Spiritex As always, the judging was difficult. Be sure to stop b...Read More
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The 69th Annual Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles of WNC, was held Saturday, November 21 in Downtown Asheville. Judges for the parade included NC Senator Terry Van Duyn, Asheville City Councilman Jan Davis and Chair of the Asheville Public Art and Culture Commission Jaan Ferree. Winners are: ______________________________________________________________________________...Read More
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The Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville, North Carolina announces the Y.E.S. Emerging Artists Fund, a new program to support young performers by providing scholarships for graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in the performing arts. A limited number of Emerging Artists Fund scholarships beginning at $1,000 each will be awarded to finalists during a special concert on March 1...Read More
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Free ART tickets available to Asheville Holiday Parade Asheville City Government, in partnership with the Asheville Downtown Association, is giving away FREE ART transit rides to the 2015 Asheville Holiday Parade, happening at 11 a.m. Nov. 21 in downtown Asheville, http://www.ashevil...Read More
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Small Business Saturday—November 28, 2015—is not far off. But according to a Manta poll, 57% of small-business owners have never heard of the one day during the holiday rush that is dedicated exclusively to them. Don’t let another year pass without getting involved. So, first things first—what is Small Business Saturday? In a nutshell, this shopping day falls between Black Frida...Read More
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Western North Carolina AIDS Project   Note:   For interviews about WNCAP and WNCAP Services contact Executive Director, Jeff Bachar at 828-252-7489, fo...Read More
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We're now accepting nominations for the Downtown Hero Awards, and new this year, the Unsung Hero Award. Downtown Heroes are individuals or organizations who have significantly impacted downtown Asheville, have been active in its revitalization, and have contributed time and energy to improve the downtown area for businesses, residents and tourists. ...Read More
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The following parade applications have been approved, as of 10/16/2015. This page will be updated when applications are approved: Access Church ABCCM  A.C Reynolds JROTC AFGE Local 446: American Federation of Government Employees A New Hope Home Care Angie's Dance Academy Asheville Fire Department Artspace Charter School Ashev...Read More
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The Asheville Downtown Association today announced that Asheville-native and Atlanta Braves star, Cameron Maybin, will serve as grand marshal for the 2015 Asheville Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles of WNC on Saturday, November 21. The grand marshal float is sponsored by Deerfield Retirement Community. Maybin’s family knew he would be a baseball player at the age of three. His da...Read More
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The Asheville Downtown Association recently conducted a survey to identify issues and challenges facing Downtown Asheville. Of the 126 unique responses, 86 are members of the Asheville Downtown Association, while 40 are not. The survey was open for...Read More

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