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VOTE for Your Favorite West Asheville Holiday Windows

By Aliceio on December 10, 2017

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Once again the holiday windows along Haywood Road are super fun! We have such creative folks along the street. Our judges are out and about making their decisions, but you, yes, YOU, can vote for the COMMUNITY CHOICE AWARD. Voting is open until 5pm on Sunday, December 17. You may vote for as many windows as your want (because it is really hard to pick just

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Holiday Happenings in West Asheville – Part 1

By Aliceio on December 7, 2017

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Soooooo many great ways to support our local retail shops, artisans, restaurants, bars and music halls over the next few weeks. We are looking forward to doing our holiday shopping along Haywood Road and toasting the wrap up of another year with friends. Remember to #shoplocal #shopwavl #shoponhaywood December 9 BRFV Holiday Market - CANCELLED DUE TO

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Enter the West Asheville Holiday Window Decorating Contest

By Aliceio on November 8, 2017

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Participate in the 2017 West Asheville Holiday Decorating Contest. Any business or organization located in West Asheville is welcome to participate. How to Participate: 1. Register using the simple form below. Deadline to Register: December 8, 2017 2. Decorate your window by December 8. 3. Wave to the judges as they make their rounds, sometime between December

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Halloween Happenings 2017

By Aliceio on October 23, 2017

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Once again West Asheville's cauldron is brimming with Halloween related events. Witches, monsters, graveyards and ghoulish pumpkin faces cover yards in spooky scenes and everywhere you go there is talk of costumes. Now where do you go to show off that fine witch's hat and toast the season with a brew? Read on for a list of happenings where you can strut your award winning

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2017 Marks 13th Edition of the West Asheville Map

By Aliceio on May 1, 2017

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Seems just a few years ago that we started the West Asheville map project and here we are getting ready to publish the 13th edition! onHaywood.com started as an online only listing of all the businesses along Haywood Road in West Asheville. We walked the street, took photos and jotted down information - hours, phone numbers, addresses - then hand-coded a mapping

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2016 Holiday Window Decorating Winners

By Aliceio on December 20, 2016

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First off, THANK YOU, one and all for participating in the 2016 WABA Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Second, THANK YOU, to all that attended the Holiday Wrap Party at Urban Orchard Cider Co. It was a blast. We know some of you were not able to be there for the awards, so (drumroll) here are the award winning windows. Community Choice (determined by online

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Shop West Asheville 2016

By Aliceio on December 2, 2016

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This holiday season #shoplocal #shopsmall #shopwavl Whether you're celebrating Christmas, Chanukah, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, or Giftmas, we encourage you to buy presents from the shops right here in West Asheville. There are plenty of small shops on Haywood Road that will have something perfect for all of your loved ones. Below is a starting guide to #shopwavl this

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WABA Holiday Wrap Party: December 18

By Aliceio on November 30, 2016

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Join us for our Annual Holiday Wrap Party, Sunday, December 18, 2016 • 6-8pm, at Urban Orchard Cider Co. Door prizes will be given out throughout the evening. All who attend are eligible. – AND – Window Decorating Prizes Awarded in the following categories: Fanciest Decorations 2015 winners: tie between The Barleycorn and Sunny Point Café Best Use of

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Enter the West Asheville Holiday Window Decorating Contest

By Aliceio on November 20, 2016

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Participate in the 2016 West Asheville Holiday Decorating Contest. Any business or organization located in West Asheville is welcome to participate. How to: Tell us you are participating - fill in the simple form below (by December 4, please, so we can include you in the online voting) Decorate your window Wave to the judges as they make their rounds (sometime

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Halloween Happenings 2016

By Aliceio on October 21, 2016

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When you live in a place like West Asheville every day can be Halloween. But the spooky holiday only comes around once a year, and there is no wonder that residents of our town make the most of it. If you want to have a ghastly good time this Halloween season, where are the best events? Let’s help with a list to ghoulish gatherings, frightening fetes, and scary shindigs

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Asheville on Bikes Summer Cycle 2016: June 26

By Aliceio on June 1, 2016

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Asheville on Bikes celebrates the Summer Cycle with Oskar Blues Brewery North Carolina on Sunday, June 26th, 2016. The ride begins at Second Gear in West AVL and culminates at Kolo Bike Park at Crowne Plaza. PARTICIPATE Gather at 2:30pm in the Second Gear parking lot, 444 Haywood Road Pedal at 3:00pm Arrive about 5:00pm at the Kolo Bike Park, on the Crowne

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The Icing on the Cake

By Brian Postelle on May 3, 2016

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When Short Street Cakes founder Jodi Rhoden announced a year ago that the beloved Haywood Road business was for sale, it sent seismic shocks through Asheville’s community of cake lovers. After all, Rhoden had built a decade’s worth of reputation as the go-to for confections. But cake fans can stop gnashing their sweet tooth because new owners Olga Perez Jimenez

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Zipping for a Cause!

By Brian Postelle on April 12, 2016

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With spring finally here, the Adventure Center of Asheville’s zip lines, bike pump track and treetop adventure course are in full swing, with hundreds of thrill seekers jumping, climbing and zipping. The Adventure Center, located next to Crowne Plaza Resort in West Asheville is already seeing sold out days filled with families and fun lovers. Right now, local groups can

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The Cask at Hand

By Brian Postelle on April 7, 2016

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Do you know about cask ale? Oyster House Brewing Company does, and it’s ready to introduce you to ale made in the old-world way. Just don’t let the temperature scare you off. West Asheville’s Oyster House Brewing opened its doors at 625 Haywood Road in June 2013 and quickly earned a loyal following of craft brew fans with its best-selling Galaxy IPA and flagship

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Organic Mechanic Minds the Oil and the Soil

By Brian Postelle on March 15, 2016

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Car repair is historically regarded as dirty work. How else would a term like “Grease Monkey” happen? But in the bay garages of the Organic Mechanic, auto technicians are fighting that perception – and winning. For a more than decade, Organic Mechanic’s sign has hung above Haywood Road, drawing attention, and customers, for its commitment to “Responsible

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13th Year

2017 marks the 13th year of the onHaywood.com West Asheville printed map. Our thanks go out to all the local businesses that have supported this project over the years.