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Grove Arcade’s Winter Wonderland

Grove Arcade’s Winter Wonderland

The historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville is a distinctive place to visit any time of year. Grove Arcade guests also can recapture the holiday magic of yesteryear with the annual Winter Wonderland celebration.

A variety of winter greens spread out on a farmers market table.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This December

Sure, holiday farmers markets are focused on gifts right now, but market shoppers still want to get groceries each week. What produce and gifts can you expect to find at area farmers tailgate markets now?

A person adjusting an electric thermostat.

Eblen Charities Expands Heating Assistance With Federal Program

Now many who seek heating assistance through these cold winter months will be receiving additional help thanks to the partnership between Buncombe County Health and Human Services the Eblen Energy Project of the Eblen Charities.

A black dog wearing a Santa hat on a couch.

Keep Your Pets Safe This Holiday Season With These Tips

For many, these next few weeks will be bustling with tree trimming, gift wrapping, and gatherings with family and friends—and if you’re like us, you’ll want to include your furry companions in the festivities.

Performers in A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas.

A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas

Wrapping up the best of the holiday season into one production, A Flat Rock Playhouse Christmas will run on the MainStage now through December 22.

A person sliding down the tube slider at Beech Mountain.

Winter on Beech Mountain

So far it’s been a really fun winter on Beech Mountain. Our friends at Beech Mountain Resort have upped the ante with two brand-new chairlifts, multiple snowmaking upgrades, and new slope lighting.

The grassy exterior of the North Carolina I-40 Welcome Center.

Renovations Set to Start on I-40 Welcome Center

The views of the Pigeon River Gorge from the North Carolina Welcome Center on Interstate 40 are an impressive introduction to the state. Those views will almost be matched by a renovated building and refurbished rest stop when it reopens next summer.

Hot Chocolate in the Snow

Ask a Health Inspector: Eating Snow

As part of Buncombe County’s Ask a Health Inspector series, local health program specialist Jason Masters answers the age-old question on the safety of eating snow.