Category Archives: West Asheville News

Announcing Nona Mia Market and Deli!

Look for Nona Mia Market, Deli & Catering to open on October 1. It will be open Tuesday – Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner for take-out, in our space fronting Haywood

“We will be a small neighborhood Italian focused take-out Delicatessen providing our community with simple yet soulful Deli foods. Sandwiches will be at the forefront, and we work off basic principle that bread is the foundation,” said Chef Peter Affatato, who owns Nona Mia along with his wife, Yolie, “We will be baking our classic Italian breads for our sandwiches using our 14 year old starter – which was born right here in Asheville – it’s a native!” Plus loaves will be available for takeout as well.

For Nona Mia’s loyal dinner patrons, traditional dinner service will continue on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 4:30 p.m. This means you still get to enjoy your favorite regular dishes – like Fettucini Alfredo, Lasagne, Chicken Piccata, and Nona’s Penne with Sunday Gravy – along with Chef Peter’s amazing Kitchen Specialties. Each dish draws from the Italian-American tradition in food that weds the centuries-old genius of Old-World cuisine with New-World ingredients and modern panache.!

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Vandercooked Poetry Night with Gary Hawkins at Asheville BookWorks

Date: October 4, 2014
Printing: 7:00 p.m.
Reading: 7:30 p.m.
Poet: Gary Hawkins

At Vandercooked Poetry Nights, everyone is invited to print a broadside on the Vandercook printing press. This open edition broadside is designed and handset in metal type in advance. So when you arrive, your broadside will be waiting for you. Just turn the crank!

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

Gary Hawkins is a poet, teacher, and scholar. A letterpress chapbook, Who Do We Know Who Works? is forthcoming in 2014 from Trade Union Press. His poetry, pedagogy, and criticism have appeared in Virginia Quarterly Review, Teaching Creative Writing in Higher Education, Emily Dickinson Journal, and other venues. He teaches and serves as associate dean at Warren Wilson College, and he thrills at having one of poetry’s most enviable addresses in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

For more information about Asheville BookWorks, please visit their website.

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Anytime Fitness Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting for Anytime Fitness
Thursday, October 2, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon
805 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

Located off the Patton Avenue exit and across from the Gorilla Car Wash.
Anytime Fitness is a local, 24-hour gym offering group exercise classes, personal training, boot camps, small group training, and plenty of strength/cardio equipment. This event celebrates their Grand Re-Opening! Their club just received a huge makeover, and they have added new equipment, hydro massage, and many other great amenities.

Healthy refreshments will be provided.

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City Crews to Street Sweep Haywood Road Overnight, September 18-19

In conjunction with our Fall Clean Up Day, City of Asheville crews will be street sweeping Haywood Road.

Please refrain from parking along Haywood Road overnight September 18.

Street sweeping will occur between
3:00-6:00 am the morning of Friday, September 19, 2014.


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Karen Loughmiller Retiring

As many of you probably know, Karen Loughmiller is retiring from Buncombe County Libraries. We’re sad to see her go and would like to give everyone an opportunity to stop by and send her on her way with many good wishes!

Karen has worked tirelessly over the years compiling West Asheville history and putting together some wonderful adult programs for the library and community.

Please drop by:
When: Friday, Sept. 26th between 12:30-4pm.
Where: West Asheville Branch Library.

Enjoy lemonade and cookies while you visit!

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