2017 July 4th Events in Asheville and across WNC

Get out the face paint and fly those flags this Fourth of July weekend! If you’re keen to venture away from the home grill this year, there are many great fireworks shows across the region. Last year, our agents weighed in on their favorite fireworks locations to help you narrow down your choices. But don’t […]

2017 Memorial Day Events across WNC

You wouldn’t know it from the warm spring this year, but we’re still a few weeks away from the official start of summer. For many, though, Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer—a season of grilling, family-friendly events, and outdoor adventures. To celebrate the season, communities across Western North Carolina are holding art […]

Agents Answer: Where are Your Favorite Easter Egg Hunts in WNC?

Easter is a season for community and celebration. From Asheville Downtown Association’s Easter on the Green to the Dillsboro Easter Hat Parade, there are many Easter traditions and annual egg hunts happening this weekend across Western North Carolina. This year, there are at least a dozen family-friendly Easter events scheduled across our region. But with […]

Buy Your True Love a Truly Lovely Bouquet at these Local Flower Shops

Perhaps the most overlooked of your core senses is the sense of smell. But did you know it’s the sense most closely linked to memory? Indulge your loved one’s olfactory bulb this Valentine’s Day and make it an evening to remember. Pair your fragrant romantic meal and chocolates with the sensuous scents of a locally […]

The House(s) that Music Built: Warren Haynes Presents the Annual Christmas Jam

Twenty-eight years is a long time for anything. “It amazing to me that it’s still going on,” Warren Haynes said. “It’s getting bigger and better every year, and I don’t think we would have predicted that when we started it years ago.” While on tour in 2015, Haynes phoned in from Warsaw, Poland, to speak […]

Agents Answer: Where is the Best Street to See Holiday Lights?

Is there anything that inspires the holly, jolly spirit of the season more than holiday lights? Whether the greens and reds jazz you up for gift giving or the classic white lights make you reflect on your blessings for the year, there’s just something special about a tree of lights. And with nightfall coming so […]

MANNA FoodBank Knows There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays

MANNA FoodBank works hard year round to involve, educate, and unite people in the work of ending hunger in Western North Carolina. No time of year is more important for the nonprofit than the holiday season. MANNA knows there’s no place like home for the holidays, so they provide resources for the food insecure to […]

Make an Impact Locally—Shop #SmallBusinessSaturday

Have you heard of Small Business Saturday? First celebrated in Massachusetts in 2010, Small Business Saturday quickly took the shopping world by storm. The following year, Congress passed a unanimous resolution to support the date. Small Business Saturday is now celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. What is Small Business Saturday? Sandwiched by […]

3 Easy Ways to Ruin Your Holiday Home Sale

There are a host of great ways to ruin your chances of selling your home over the holidays. For one, you could put Kevin McCallister in charge of greeting prospective buyers. But it’s the holidays, so you probably don’t have the time to build elaborate Rube Goldberg devices designed to take out even the most […]

Agents Answer: Where are Your Favorite Trick-or-Treating Neighborhoods?

Everyone has their own Halloween traditions, whether you prefer to celebrate with fall festivals and hayrides or a spooky movie marathon and lawn decor that goes bump in the night. But if you have children (or perhaps if you’re just still a child at heart), trick-or-treating is the center of your fall holiday festivities. Razor-filled […]