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Nolan Anthony: Organist to Play Halloween Concert

By Aliceio on October 21, 2015


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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WAVL Businesses Know How to Decorate!

By Aliceio on December 7, 2014


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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Holiday Window Decorating Contest is Back

By Aliceio on November 7, 2014

Holiday Window from 2004

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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Halloween Happenings

By Aliceio on October 28, 2014

Orbit DVD Halloween window

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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13th Year

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