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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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Desserts take flight on West Asheville’s newest patio!

The West End Bakery & Café is hosting a Patio Party Saturday,  September 20 from 7-11 PM celebrating their newest renovation and featuring one of the hottest trends in the world of sweets —-Dessert Flights

Like a wine tasting, a Dessert Flight allows you to sample small portions of several varieties of treats experiencing multiple flavors and indulging all of your cravings. Can’t decide between cake and pie, pudding or cobbler? Now you can have a nibble of multiple sweets featuring seasonal ingredients created by West End Bakery’s Dessert Chef Meg Schearer, whose incredible talent and eye for presentation makes each plate a unique experience. All Flights go nicely with a steaming cup of Bean Werks locally roasted organic coffee or espresso or a sparkling glass of Cava.

Dessert Flights are served Friday & Saturday evenings from 6-11PM. At only $6 a plate, you can enjoy it all to yourself or share it with at loved one.

West Asheville is proud to offer more restaurant outdoor seating than any other neighborhood in town and now West End Bakery’s patio is covered so you can enjoy it more often rain or shine!

Bring the whole family to the Patio Party Saturday September 20 from 7-11PM and  join West End Bakery for live music, dessert samples, and take advantage of their recently expanded beer and wine selection.

For more information visit their website

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Deadline for Graffiti Clean Up Assistance September 30, 2014

The City of Asheville is cleaning up graffiti vandalism.

Tough problems like ridding our city of graffiti vandalism can only be successful if the whole community works together. The goal of the 90-day intensive cleanup program is to help property owners rid their properties of graffiti at a minimal cost. The City of Asheville is covering up to $500 per incident of the cost of clean up through September 30, 2014.

Note, the $500 is per incident, not per building, so if you have been tagged again you can apply for assistance again.

So far the City has only used about 11% of the funds allocated for this clean up. Visit the dashboard at 1-2-3 Graffiti Free to see progress and track investment by city government and private property owners during the 90-day intensive cleanup program running July 1 – September 30, 2014.

If you are a property owner and would like to request assistance use the The Asheville App (available via App stores for free) on your smart phone or the companion website, email or call 828.259.5960.

After September 30, 2014, property owners will be responsible for 100% of the cost of cleanup.

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Test of On-street Bicycling Parking

On Friday evening, August 29 Asheville on Bikes (AoB) set up test on-street bicycle parking in front of King Daddy’s Chicken & Waffle.

If you were at our June meeting you heard Mike Sule from AoB and Barb Mee, City of Asheville Ped/Bike Planner talk about the possibility of installing some permanent bicycle corrals along Haywood Road. Many businesses expressed interest in this idea, but were curious to see one in action.

The AoB test coral was only up for a few hours, but was overflowing with bicycles. Twelve to fifteen bicycles fit in the space allotted for one vehicle and  pedestrian sidewalk right of way was preserved by moving the bike parking to the street. Win for all.

Watch the time-lapse video below or on YouTube:

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