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The Asheville Tourists

MacIver Blasts Tourists to Exciting Win

Willie MacIver hit a pair of home runs and Colten Schmidt laid down six scoreless innings as the Asheville Tourists defeated the Lexington Legends 2-1 on Monday night.

A child in a yellow dress with a kite running through the blooming flowers at Biltmore.

Biltmore Blooms 2019

You haven’t seen Biltmore until you’ve seen it in the spring. Biltmore’s gardens – designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted – come to life with wave after wave of gorgeous blooms.

A large iron sculpture by artist Reed Todd.

The Asheville Urban Trail Guide

The Asheville Urban Trail is an entertaining, informative, and artistic walk through Asheville’s history. It’s 1.7-miles of architecture and memories from earlier times in this engaging mountain city.

The exterior of Mast General's Asheville store.

Mast General Store Celebrates Land Trust Day, June 1

Mast General Store will celebrate this year’s Land Trust Day on June 1, marking the 16th year for this important event. Land conservancy partners will be in each location sharing news of their latest easements, upcoming hikes and outings, and how you can help save open spaces.

A YMCA military family in a pool helping their daughter learn how to swim.

YMCA of WNC Offers Free Water Safety Lessons

When it comes to teaching kids to be safe around water, you can’t underestimate the fear factor. Take 5-year-old Waylon, who barely put one toe in the pool during his first swim lesson and didn’t speak until his third.

NASA astronaut Christina Koch initiates the Veg-PONDS-02 experiment on the International Space Station.

NASA Testing Method to Grow Bigger Plants in Space

In an effort to increase the ability to provide astronauts nutrients on long-duration missions as the agency plans to sustainably return to the Moon and move forward to Mars, the Veg-PONDS-02 experiment is currently underway aboard the International Space Station.

A crop of purple shiso growing in the wild.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Have you tried shiso? This herb, also called perilla, is in the mint family and is most familiar as the garnish on a sushi platter.