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Finding an Asheville festival is easy.  Managing the logistics takes lots of coordination

Finding an Asheville festival is easy. Managing the logistics takes lots of coordination

The Mountain Sports Festival features cyclocross races 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 26. For a list of Mountain Sports Festival events visit mountainsportsfestival.com/sports-events. City manages Asheville’s multiple special events ‘holistically’   Asheville’s festival season begins with two large events in town this Memorial Day weekend: Beer City Festival May 27 in Pack Square Park and the Mountain

City accepts Lexington Avenue public artwork applications

City accepts Lexington Avenue public artwork applications

The new public artwork will be installed at 65 N. Lexington Ave., a spot adjacent to several retail establishments.     A new public artwork will come to downtown Asheville, thanks to a collaboration between the Asheville Downtown Association Foundation and the City’s Public Art & Cultural Commission. The Lexington Avenue Public Art Project is


Serviceberries in Asheville parks are edible, free of any pesticides

Serviceberries in Asheville parks are edible, free of any pesticides

Ripe serviceberries are available for picking in Asheville parks, including Pack Square Park in front of City Hall.   Edible serviceberries are ripening throughout many of Asheville’s parks, such as Park Square Park and Carrier Park. This native edible species is well adapted to our climate and feeds humans and birds alike. Serviceberries are early

City of Asheville helps coordinate growth through Infrastracture Task Force

City of Asheville helps coordinate growth through Infrastracture Task Force

Utility relocation that has been going on in Asheville’s River Arts District is being done in coordination with the City’s River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP).   When it comes to regional utility and communications firms, Asheville’s Public Works and Water Resources departments take a collaborative approach to the growth going in in Asheville.


Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony to be held in Pack Square Park

Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony to be held in Pack Square Park

The City of Asheville Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs will host its annual Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony on the Roger McGuire Green stage of Pack Square Park starting at 2:30 p.m. May 29. The award-winning North Carolina Fort Bragg 82nd Airborne Band will perform before, after and during the ceremony. Asheville’s noted choral group The

City of Asheville to benefit French Broad River with $60,000 grant from Duke Energy

City of Asheville to benefit French Broad River with $60,000 grant from Duke Energy

Left to right are Garrett Artz, Executive Director of RiverLink, Stephanie Monson Dahl, Strategic Development Office Director for the City of Asheville, Peter Sprague, Asheville, Riverfront Commission member, Dawn Chavez, Executive Director of GreenWorks, and Mike Hughes, Duke Energy’s Vice President of Community Relations.     The City of Asheville received a $60,000 grant to


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