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Event: “Family Feud–The Bitter Battle Between E.W. Grove and Fred Seely for the Grove Park Inn”

Family Feud:  The Bitter Battle Between E.W. Grove and Fred Seely For the Grove Park Inn Speaker: Bruce Johnson Date: Wednesday, June 28th Time: 12:00 to 1:00 Brown Bag Lunch: bring … Continue reading

June 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

“Maid’s Night Off” Tradition Held in North Asheville

“My parents went to the Beaver Lake Restaurant every Thursday because that was the maid’s night off. We always had a maid when I was growing up. Everybody in that area did.” … Continue reading

June 17, 2017 · 3 Comments

June 1908

  Here are two commonly found early postcard views of Ivy Gap from Craggy.  Both versions of the postcards were published by the Hackney & Moale Company, one of the early … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Wonderful Western North Carolina: WWNC

I’m rarely surprised by items I find in my online searches. I thought: What an odd postage stamp. Why does it have the call letters of Asheville’s oldest continually operating … Continue reading

May 30, 2017 · 4 Comments

EVENT: “Made with the Simplest of Tools–Appalachian Rustic Style”

“Made with the Simplest of Tools: Appalachian Rustic Style” Speaker: Lynne Poirier Wilson Date: Wednesday. May 31st Time: 12:00 to 1:00 Brown Bag Lunch Pack Memorial Library, Lord Auditorium lower … Continue reading

May 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

North Asheville Speaks Roundtable: Thursday May 18, North Branch Library

Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:00–7:30 North Asheville Branch Library Refreshments will be served North Asheville residents are invited to talk with each other about what it was like growing up … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Margaret’s Supper Club, A Smith & Carrier Building, And A Wrecking Ball

“My parent’s favorite spot for dinner and dancing was Margaret’s Supper Club on the Weaverville Highway.” After a recent North Asheville History Project oral interview, Ed Sheary, who grew up at … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 · 4 Comments

North Asheville’s Music Scene: There’s More!

 “One of the most popular bands in the sixties in Asheville was Bee Bumble and the Stingers. They were a garage band that the whole neighborhood in Lakeview Park near … Continue reading

May 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

North Asheville’s Music Scene Was Down and Gritty!

Yes, you read that right.  In the 1970s and 1980s North Asheville was the place to go for live music and dancing! The North Asheville History Project is underway. Fifteen … Continue reading

April 27, 2017 · 2 Comments

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