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2014 American Idol winner, Caleb Johnson, will serve as Grand Marshal for the Asheville Holiday Parade, presented by Bojangles, on Saturday, November 22.  The Grand Marshal float, sponsored by Mission Health, will lead the parade beginning at 11am on Biltmore Avenue. The parade continues north on Biltmore Avenue, turning west on Patton Avenue, and ending at South French Broad. ...Read More
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Asheville Music School and the Paul Thorpe Music Education Fund award music scholarships and serve hundreds of community members through outreach performances. This year we will be able to offer even more thanks to a grant from the Bonnie Cashin Fund of the NY Community Trust. We received this same grant last year, and are honored to receive it again...Read More
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The Asheville Police Department is now inviting residents to apply for its Citizens Police Academy. This free program is offered each year in the spring and fall, and gives participants insight into the philosophy and policies that govern the APD’s service to the community. The class is designed to give residents an appreciation for the problems and challenges facing law enforcement, ...Read More
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PowerShopper will hit Asheville area mailboxes around November 21, 2014. Publisher, Scott McKinney, is offering special introductory rates to Asheville Downtown Association members. Members save $100 off 1/4 and 1/6 page ads. With ads already less than a penny per home, this is a significant discount. PowerShopper is direct-mailed to 75,000 homes in the Asheville area and reaches 180,000 potent...Read More
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The Entrepreneur Skills Network (ESN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit started in Whittier, NC in 2009.  This year ESN has moved its main office to Asheville and started a new program titled Entrepreneur Teams Association.  This Association is for entrepreneurs and business folks to meet in small groups weekly to discuss their businesses and seek advice from each other about business problems...Read More
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CANDLER, NC - In order to better serve potential and existing business owners, more than 20 learning modules are now available online and free of charge through the Small Business Center at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College.  The program is the result of a partnership between Hewlett Packard and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship. ...Read More
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  Small Business Center Entrepreneurship training now available online through A-B Tech  ...Read More
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CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS. The Asheville Downtown Association’s Oktoberfest returns on Saturday, October 11 from 1pm to 6pm on Coxe Avenue on downtown Asheville’s south slope. Advance tickets are $30 through August 31 and are available at ashevilledowntown.org. Tickets increase to $35 on September 1 and $40 on October 1. Tickets ar...Read More
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Detours for E1, E2, 170, N1, N2 and N ASHEVILLE – Due to road closures associated with a movie being filmed in downtown Asheville, the City of Asheville’s ART (Asheville Redefines Transit) service will have the following detours on July 29th and 30th. ·      ...Read More
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It’s sign up time! July 1 was the beginning of the City of Asheville’s 90-day graffiti removal assistance program, and property owners are now encouraged to call, email or use the Asheville App to sign up for up to $500 in removal assistance. The cleanup assistance program runs through September 30, with a goal of removing as much graffiti from Asheville as possible in that time....Read More

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