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General Meeting – September 22, 2015 – 10:00am

Join us for our General Meeting
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
10:00am Social
Program 10:30am-Noon

Topics of discussion:

  • Tourism Engagement & Economic Impact for West Asheville
  • Engaging with the City of Asheville via SimpliCity and The Asheville App
  • “Watch for Me Campaign” for pedestrian/bicycle/vehicle safety
  • On-street bicycle parking
  • New bus shelter and West Asheville gateway refresh
  • Update from New Belgium Brewing
  • Shop West Asheville holiday promotions/events

Guest speakers from:

  • Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • City of Asheville
  • Asheville on Bikes
  • Asheville Design Center
  • New Belgium Brewing

Our Guests and Topics:

Scott Barnwell and Cameron Carlyle of the City’s Information Technology Department will be on hand to demonstrate and answer questions on the Asheville App and SimpliCity.  SimpliCity is the city’s new search engine that was created to make it easier for citizens and employees to get real-time information they need about things like neighborhood crime, development, tax values, even trash and recycling pickup schedules.  It replaces several separate search tools that were built on a technology at the end of its life and no longer supported by the vendor.  The Asheville App is an easy-to-use online tool that allows users to notify the city about issues like water line leaks, potholes, or illegal dumping that need the city’s attention via smart phone or computer, then track the results.

Barb Mee, City of Asheville Transportation Planner, will present an overview of “Watch for Me”, an intensive public education campaign to improve the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists and motorist that is paired with vigorous enforcement of street and sidewalk safety laws. The campaign, which will run through November, aims to educate users of streets and sidewalks about the rules and best practices that will help keep everyone on the road safer.

 

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Haywood Road Clean Up Day – West End – October 10

Our last Clean up Day of the year will be focusing on the western end of Haywood Road.

Saturday, October 10, 2015
Meet at Westville Pub
Breakfast 10:00am
Clean Up Starting 10:30am

Post clean up treats back at Westville Pub.

Many thanks to Asheville GreenWorks for making these clean up days possible.

Let’s get a big group out and see if we can get all the way from I-240 to Patton Avenue!

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Haywood Road – East End – Clean Up Day, August 8

BIG Thanks to all of the volunteers that have come out for our clean up days so far this year. As you may recall, the earlier one scheduled for the East end of Haywood Road was canceled due to extreme thunderstorms. Cross you fingers this time the weather is good. Please RSVP below so we have food and tools for all.

Haywood Road – East End – Clean Up Day
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Hosted by the WALK (West Asheville Lounge and Kitchen, 401 Haywood Road)

  • breakfast at 10:00 am
  • clean up starting about 10:30 am
  • ending about 1:00 pm

Thanks for the continued support of Asheville GreenWorks to make these events possible!
Event Sponsored by:

RSVP Below – The more volunteers we have the more we can get cleaned up!

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Sunny Point Hosts Cocktail Party Fundraiser for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood Cocktail Party
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 • 5:00 – 9:00 pm


Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with your sweetheart, or come with a group of single friends and meet your potential new partner!

Enjoy a spread of Sunny Point Café’s delicious appetizers while mingling and meeting new friends. Attendees can purchase beverages from the new Sunny Point Café signature cocktail menu, along with beers, ciders and wines.

Suggested donation at the door $20.
100% of door collections go to our local Planned Parenthood Asheville Health Center.

Volunteers from Planned Parenthood will be on hand throughout the evening. For information about the Asheville Health Center, services and scheduling an appointment, please visit their website.

For directions and more information about Sunny Point Café visit http://sunnypointcafe.com/

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Vandercooked Poetry Night at Asheville BookWorks

Date: February 7, 2015
Printing: 7:00 p.m.
Reading: 7:30 p.m.
Poet: Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Asheville BookWorks continues Vandercooked Poetry Nights reading series that offers the public the opportunity to print letterpress broadsides at the series events. The broadside printed at each event displays a poem written by the evening’s spotlighted poet.

Hosted by BookWorks founder and director Laurie Corral, and poet Landon Godfrey, the event is free and open to the public.

The print is available for the nominal price of $5 that evening and $20 after that evening. The reading is free to the public.

For more information visit the Asheville BookWorks website.

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