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City of Asheville Water Interruption on Craven Street: February 28, 2015

Contact Water Maintenance Division
Phone   828-259-5975

City of Asheville Water Interruption on Craven Street: Date February 28 2015

The City of Asheville has scheduled the following water interruptions for water valve and hydrant replacements general system maintenance or connection of a new water line by a contractor into the city water system.

Surrounding areas may experience no water to low pressure during these interruptions. When the work is completed customers may experience discolored water or air in the lines and are advised to wait until the water is clear before using it.

Properties in the affected areas are receiving a notification by telephone via the city automated system. Citizens may register unlisted phone numbers cell phone numbers toll free numbers or business numbers by clicking on the Citizens Alert Sign Up link located in the right column on the front page of the City website.

For more information about any of the scheduled water interruptions listed below please contact 828-259-5975 Monday - Friday 8 am 4 pm

Date February 28 2015 

Craven Street from River Side Drive to Hazel Mill Road and surrounding areas West District  from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm water will be interrupted due to general system maintenance.

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Short Street Cakes, Poised for Expansion, Is up for Sale: Celebrates Six Great Years with Mardi Gras Party and Benefit Raffle!

On Mardi Gras day, Tuesday, February 17, 2015, starting at 5pm, Short Street Cakes, Asheville’s source for all-natural, scratch-made, birthday cakes, wedding cakes, and cupcakes, will celebrate the 6th anniversary of the Cake Shop with a dance party and raffle to benefit enrichment programs at Hall Fletcher Elementary School.

The Southern-style Cake Shop will also be celebrating a big change on the horizon: the business has expanded its lease to include the retail space next door to the Cake Shop (formerly Wood & Spoon) and is now seeking a buyer who will purchase Short Street Cakes and take the business into its next phase of growth.

More info about the sale of the business and a detailed statement from the owner can be found HERE. Interested parties can contact the owner at for an overview.

Meanwhile, the Mardi Gras Party is an opportunity for Short Street Cakes to thank the community for their continued support with live music, a benefit raffle featuring prizes from local businesses, and free Birthday Cake, Cocktails, and Mardi Gras Beads!

Handmade, all-natural, traditional Southern King Cakes, complete with a baby trinket hidden inside, are also available at the Cake Shop through Mardi Gras, February 17.  The cost is $25 for a Medium sized cake (serves 15) and $48 for a large (serves 30).

For more information and ordering go to Short Street Cakes is located at 225 Haywood Road in East-West Asheville.  The mission of Short Street Cakes is to add meaning to life’s celebrations by providing beautiful, delicious, all-natural, scratch-made cakes, and in so doing, generate a sustainable livelihood for our employees, educate the community about traditional foodways, and support the local food and agriculture economy.

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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

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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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Haywood Road Summer Clean Up Day: June 14, 2015

Save the date for another fun and productive Haywood Road Clean Up Day with Asheville GreenWorks.

Date: Sunday, June 14, 2015
Starting Place: Westville Pub

Details on time and goodies coming soon.

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