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Haywood Road Halloween Weekend Happenings

By Aliceio on October 30, 2015

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We LOVE Halloween. Costumes, candy and lots of fun happenings for kids and adults. The weather this year looks to be a bit warmer and less soggy than last, at least before midnight, so we hope to see you out and about at one or more of the events happening starting Friday, October 30, 2015. #halloweenonhaywood #wavlhalloween We've made a handy map of the events

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Nolan Anthony: Organist to Play Halloween Concert

By Aliceio on October 21, 2015

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While gathering materials for our recent story about the renovations at Trinity United Methodist Church we heard Nolan Anthony rehearsing. Last year, at age 14, Nolan was hired as church organist. Needless to say, we were impressed. WLOS News 13 was as well and included Nolan in their "Person of the Week" series. The WLOS profile video and interview can be viewed

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The Barleycorn Pub and Sunny Point Café
to Serve Up at Downtown Welcome Table

By Brian Postelle on October 14, 2015

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Have you seen these envelopes? Check them out the next time you dine at the Barleycorn Pub or Sunny Point Cafe and help these two eateries provide a great meal for Asheville’s hungry or homeless. On October 21, 2015 the two West Asheville restaurants are banding together to serve a fantastic meal at Haywood Street Congregation’s Downtown Welcome Table. Every

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Isis Restaurant and Music Hall Named Best Venue by International Bluegrass Music Association

By Brian Postelle on October 1, 2015

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On September 30, 2015 the Isis Restaurant and Music Hall was awarded the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Award for Best Festival, Event or Venue. The award was presented to Isis owners Lillianna and Scott Woody at the IBMA luncheon and ceremony in Raleigh. “We’re very humbled by this.” Lillianna Woody said. “When they called out our name,

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Trinity United Methodist Open House Celebrates Renovations, History and Community

By Brian Postelle on September 29, 2015

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What: Trinity United Methodist Church Open House When: Sunday, October 4 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Where: 587 Haywood Road, West Asheville. NC It’s been a fixture in West Asheville since 1927, but now Trinity United Methodist Church is inviting the community to come see what’s new at an open house on Sunday, October 4 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Over the past

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NBB Announces Shuttle Truck Traffic Cut in Half on Haywood Road

By Aliceio on August 4, 2015

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Press release from New Belgium Brewery. While Haywood Road is our approved truck route, we agree that it is not the preferred truck route and over the last 10 months, we’ve been working with partners to consider other routes. Once RADTIP* is complete, the infrastructure will be in place for the majority of our trucks to use Riverside Drive north. Until then, we’ve

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Goats at Work on the Hominy Creek Greenway

By Aliceio on June 6, 2015

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Yes, goats on the Hominy Creek Greenway - they are happily eating up invasive plants. **** UPDATE: Due to an incident with a dog that was off-leash, the goats were removed from the greenway early. **** Throughout June visitors to the Hominy Creek Greenway, the 14-acre park between Sandhill and Shelbourne Roads in West Asheville, will see goats alongside the walking

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Penland Creek Accepted as Name of Creek in East West Asheville

By Aliceio on June 3, 2015

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ASHEVILLE -- Asheville can add one more name to its map. RiverLink is proud to announce that the name "Penland Creek," has been accepted for a stream in Westwood Place, a neighborhood in East West Asheville bounded by Haywood Road, Craven Street, I-26 and Patton Avenue. Penland Creek was chosen after months of community input and voting, representing a nod toward Johnny

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Outdoor Learning Center @ Hall Fletcher Elementary

By Aliceio on May 27, 2015

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The Outdoor Learning Center is more than just a playground! They are bringing the classroom OUTSIDE! Help make the dream come true! UPDATE: The KICKSTARTER Campaign was successfully funded! Click to support their KICKSTARTER Campaign and get more information about this terrific learning

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New Belgium Lauter Tun Arrives

By Aliceio on January 10, 2015

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The last and largest of the oversized vessels transported to New Belgium Brewing's Asheville location took place the morning of January 10, 2015. It was a smooth process and caused minimal delays. Thanks for all the hard work done to prepare the route and the care taken by the transit company, state troopers and Asheville city police to ensure a safe process. Video

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First New Belgium Brewing Oversized Vessels Arrives

By Aliceio on January 7, 2015

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Thanks to New Belgium for this quick video of the whirlpool tank coming down Haywood Road this

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New Belgium Brewing Oversized Deliveries

By Aliceio on January 2, 2015

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New Belgium Brewing is entering an exciting phase in their construction process which includes delivery of oversized brewing equipment. Most of these deliveries will route along Haywood Road from I-240, Exit 2 eastward to Craven Street and require no special considerations. There are also a few deliveries that will require special routing and rolling road

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And the Winners…

By Aliceio on December 17, 2014

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Seven judges’ awards were presented at the WABA Shop West Asheville Wrap Party on December 13, 2014, held at Urban Orchard Cider Co. Awards were presented in the following categories: Best Use of Natural Materials - The Hop West Best Use of Recycled/Repurposed Materials - Sunny Point Café Most Humorous (Silliest) - Buffalo Nickel Most Traditional Feel

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WAVL Businesses Know How to Decorate!

By Aliceio on December 7, 2014

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We admit it, we love, love, love holiday decorations! The lights, the sparkle, the greenery...the amazing attention to detail. West Asheville businesses have really stepped up this year for the WABA Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Thank you one and all for your creativity! If you haven't already, we highly recommend you go out and see the displays in person. Really,

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Small Business Saturday: November 29, 2014

By Aliceio on November 29, 2014

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We advocate shopping at our neighborhood small businesses all the time! However we also appreciate a nationwide campaign reminding us that dollars spent at small businesses are indeed dollars well spent. Many of our neighborhood businesses are offering special deals on this #SmallBusinessSaturday. Some of those deals are listed below. SHELTER COLLECTIVE If you're in

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NBB Site Update: November 21, 2014

By Aliceio on November 21, 2014

If you live nearby, you may have noticed it's been fairly quiet these last two weeks.  Due to challenges with equipment and increased depth needed for some of the piles, our timeline for pile driving has shifted.  We aim to have pile driving complete before Thanksgiving, but it may continue into the first week in December. Regardless of whether we have completed pile

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NBB Update: November 14, 2014

By Aliceio on November 11, 2014

Saturday, November 14 – Morning Concrete Pour Time Change The process will start around 7 a.m. (updated from 5 a.m.) and last about 10-12 hours. There will be generators and back up beeping from the

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Holiday Window Decorating Contest is Back

By Aliceio on November 7, 2014

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After a hiatus of a few years, the West Asheville Business Association (WABA) is bringing back the Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Yeah, we love to see shops and restaurants all snazzed-up for the holidays. And whether you celebrate Kwanzaa or Hanukkah, Pancha Ganapati or Tom Bawcock's Eve, Christmas or Solstice, Festivus or Christmasween, everyone knows that the

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NBB October 31, 2014: BOOERWERY Site Update

By Aliceio on October 31, 2014

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HAPPENING NOW Deep Foundation Piles Anticipated neighborhood impact: 4 of 5 (noise and trucks) The second and final planned installation of deep foundation piles will start around November 10 and be finished within two weeks or less, weather pending. We thank our immediate neighbors for their patience during this process. Given the generally unstable soil conditions

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Halloween Happenings

By Aliceio on October 28, 2014

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West Asheville embraces Halloween big time. Many hundreds of trick-or-treating families swarm Vermont Avenue and the residents go all out decorating to welcome the throngs. To make it safer for all, Vermont Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5:30-9 pm on Halloween evening. A map showing barricade locations can be found at:

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Halloween Treats

By Aliceio on October 24, 2014

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You've got your costume and your plans for Halloween evening set, but can't wait for Friday to enjoy treats. We know the feeling. Here is a quick list of places offering special Halloween treats to get you (and your pets) through the next few days! Short Street Cakes - Sugar Skulls Celebrates the Mexican holiday of Los Dias de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) by creating

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NBB Site Update: October 2, 2014

By Aliceio on October 2, 2014

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From the New Belgium Brewing Blog, Thursday, October 02, 2014. HAPPENING NOW Malt Silos Preparation – Anticipated neighborhood impact: 2 of 5 (material delivery, setting steelwork for silos) Malt Silos store malt for brewing Malt Silos construction has begun and continues through November.  The Malt Silos are located within the retaining walls on the west

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Carrier Field / aka Owen Airport

By Aliceio on September 30, 2014

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West Asheville Municipal Airport Dr. J. E. Owen, “Doc” Owen, as he was known, a local dentist and aviator, was one of WNCs earliest aviation pioneers. He was an avid flyer, and offered flying instruction several years before Asheville had an airport of any kind. Owen learned to fly in a WW I “Jenny” shortly after the war, and for the next 40 years he found it

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NBB Site Update: September 17, 2014

By Aliceio on September 17, 2014

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From the New Belgium Brewing Blog, September 17, 2014 HAPPENING NOW Malt Silos Preparation – Anticipated neighborhood impact: 3 of 5 (material delivery, setting steel columns) Malt Silos store malt for brewing Malt Silos construction will begin with setting steel columns in the next week and continue through November.  The Malt Silos are located within the

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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.