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Haywood Road Crosswalk is Test Site for Pedestrian Safety Flags

By Aliceio on March 8, 2016

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Pedestrians crossing Haywood Road near Ingles have a new tool to help make them more visible to vehicles - bright yellow crossing flags. Pedestrians are encouraged to grab a flag from the holder located at either end of the crosswalk and display or wave the flag as they use the crosswalk, depositing the flag in the holder on the other side to be used by the next

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How Sweet It Is!

By Brian Postelle on March 8, 2016

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Doughnuts, ice cream, cider and cakes. With sweet picks like that, the east end of Haywood Road couldn’t be a more inviting gateway into West Asheville. With the arrival of Short Street Cakes in 2009, followed by the opening of the Hop Ice Creamery, Urban Orchard Cider Co. and Hole Doughnuts, the corridor was firmly established as a go-to for tasty treats. So it

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French Broad River West Greenway Info Open House

By Aliceio on March 3, 2016

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Greenways are beneficial to community members because they provide safe and fun ways for everyone to get around town. The Asheville Greenway Committee and the City of Asheville will be hosting two drop-in style informational open houses for upcoming greenway projects. French Broad River West and Beaucatcher are the two longest pieces of the River to Ridge Greenway

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Epic Cycles West: Saving Bikes from Winter’s Wrath

By Brian Postelle on January 30, 2016

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Don’t let winter bum out your bike! Snow days don’t shut out bicyclists on Haywood Road. Even after a foot of snow, West Asheville’s cyclists an be found riding the corridor looking for a snowball fight, a brew or just commuting to work. But moisture and salt from winter roads can mess with your bike, corroding steel frames and gumming up components. Regular

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Silver River Center for Chair Caning Weaves Past and Present

By Brian Postelle on January 26, 2016

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How much attention do you pay to where you sit down? Probably more than you think. For Brandy Clements and Dave Klingler, co-owners of the Silver River Center for Chair Caning, where you sit is their passion and business, enough so that they describe themselves as “Chair Nerds.” “A chair is usually ignored when you walk into a room,” Klingler says.

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The Hop Brings All-ages Dance Party to Wednesday Nights

By Brian Postelle on January 12, 2016

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Wednesdays this winter, bust out the dance moves at the Hop Ice Creamery’s free all-ages dance parties hosted by Asheville’s own Underdog B-Boy/B-Girl Crew! Everyone of any age or skill level is invited to come out to the Hop’s 167 Haywood Road production location between 6 and 9 p.m. to watch some great dance action and try out some moves for themselves.

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2015 Holiday Window Decorating Contest Winners

By Aliceio on December 20, 2015

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First off, THANK YOU, one and all for participating in this year's WABA Holiday Window Decorating Contest. The judges had a hard time deciding and in a couple cases we ended up with ties. Second, THANK YOU, to all that attended the Holiday Wrap Party at Urban Orchard Cider Co. It was fun and we've already started discussion on how to make it even better next

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Holiday Wrap Party: December 19 • 6-7:30pm at Urban Orchard Cider Co.

By Aliceio on December 12, 2015

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Join us for a casual, fun celebration of the holiday season at the WABA Wrap Party. WABA Holiday Wrap Party December 19, 2015 6:00-7:30pm Urban Orchard Cider Co. AshevilleFM volunteers will be on hand to wrap presents by donation, so bring your #shopwavl goodies with you to the party – get them wrapped, support our awesome local radio station, enjoy a tasty

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December 13: Multiple Holiday Pop Up Shopping Options

By Aliceio on December 11, 2015

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Pop Up Shops are nothing new to Haywood Road and West Asheville, but this year on Sunday, December 13 there are multiple options all within walking distance. The weather is predicted to be sunny and in the 60s so no excuses, get on out and show some love to our local artists, crafters and makers. #shopwavl #shoponhaywood The 3rd Annual Mr. Fred's Art Fair The

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Santa Comes to West Asheville

By Aliceio on December 11, 2015

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Yes, we’ve confirmed it with the Scheduling Elf,  Santa is visiting West Asheville multiple days this month. Bring your kids and your camera to take a holiday photo with Santa. Saturday, December 12 2-5pm Westville Pub 777 Haywood Road Sunday, December 13 11:30am-1:30pm Holiday Pop Up Shop at East West 278 Haywood Road Saturday, December

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Find the Deep Cuts at Harvest Records

By Brian Postelle on December 10, 2015

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What is there left to say about Harvest Records? For better than a decade, West Asheville’s independent record store has been a neighborhood staple for collectors and casual listeners alike, building a reputation among music lovers that extends across the Southeast and beyond. And just in time for the holidays everything in the store will be 12 percent off on

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Vote for Your Favorites in the West Asheville Holiday Window Decorating Contest

By Aliceio on December 8, 2015

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Our West Asheville businesses have once again stepped up to provide fun, festive and creative windows for the annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest. Judges will award prizes in seven categories at the Holiday Wrap Party on December 19, 2015 at Urban Orchard Cider Co. from 6:00-7:30pm. The categories for judged awards are: Best Use of Natural Materials (2014

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Orbit DVD Offers Up DVDeals for the Holiday Shopping Season

By Brian Postelle on November 25, 2015

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Want to know why Orbit DVD is better than Internet streaming services? Here are five reasons: 5. Browsing and socializing...at the same time! Imagine, renting a movie while getting out of the house. 4. Orbit is more than movies. It also carries games, comics, toys and more – like hundreds of things. 3. Orbit has huge selection of great movies - from Oscar

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November 16 Opens Winter Gear Season at Second Gear

By Brian Postelle on November 13, 2015

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Brace yourselves! Winter is coming. And that means Second Gear, Haywood Road’s outdoor consignment shop, will begin accepting winter clothing and equipment starting Monday, November 16, 2015. The seasonal switch is a great time to unload everything from winter jackets, fleece, and ski pants to snowboards, goggles, helmets and boots. And for winter sports enthusiasts,

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Moth SLAM Takes Flight at The Mothlight, Extends Series Through June 2016

By Brian Postelle on November 2, 2015

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Ever since the Moth storytelling SLAM series landed at West Asheville’s own Mothlight in September, the local reaction has been, well, glowing. September and October shows both sold out in a matter of hours, and now, organizers of the nationally lauded National Public Radio series have signed on through June 2016. The storytelling slam, in which 20 participants

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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.