Birdhouses for Bountiful Cities! Raise money to grow food in the city like you mean it

Bountiful Cities Project
Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 5:00pm – 11:00pm
the Courtyard on Lexington Avenue
N. Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC

Phone is 828-257-4000 email is

Wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a live auction of handcrafted birdhouses to benefit the Bountiful Cities Project’s urban agriculture and community garden programs!

Asheville Crime Stoppers – On Twitter, Blog, & Picasa!

Buncombe County, Asheville North Carolina has several new websites that are focusing on Stopping Crime, connecting with the local Asheville community, and building a network around the world. This is good because there are many businesses way behind in the tech times (Real Estate, Churches, etc), but Law Enforcement should never be one of them. Now we are not talking about going after John Travolta in “Swordfish”, but simply making use of the conduits that this “new age” has supplied us with… most of the time for free.

Tech is sometimes tricky because we are trained to shun from the “new” and stick with what we know (ages 30 and over have a really hard time, especially when a computer was not a priority). This is very dangerous sometimes because new avenues are opening up daily, and the wrong people learn how to use them before the legitimate people even consider. Do not be left behind! Our kids that are in the Buncombe County Schools are teaching and tutoring your kids how to make good use of the computer and the Internet. Parents should be on top of this! Get on board and follow the times. If not, you will soon be the only person riding a horse on the highway. See

Let me mention the Presidential race for a second. Besides who should have won and who should have lost, I believe one group had the advantage, and if they used that advantage to win, then so be it. One crowd only put some faith in “new media”, while the other crowd dedicated themselves to social media and mass connections via the web. One used “old school” philosophy and tactics, and the other used what many of us consider an “internet experiment”. Consider It Proven now. The days of phone calling, door to door, and meeting face to face are just about gone. Get a Social Life for yourself and/or your business… and make sure it at least begins online, where today’s quality connections are made.

Back to Buncombe County, Asheville North Carolina. This “Social Networking” is a big step that may prove very wise. You can view and visit their Feed Widget above, or links to their Atom feed are on the right column of their blog. Please use them where you can, every little bit helps, every minute counts… especially when it hits home. Let stop it before it goes that far. I talked to one of the head “Crime Fighters” in the area and loved the sincerity, purpose, and vision. We can make Asheville and this world a better place! It’s not too puzzling if we all work together. Thank you.

Asheville Hacky Sack Anyone?

The Asheville Hacky Sack Club has just come out of hibernation recently and invites all who wish (with some restrictions, lol) to come and join in. Meet at Pritchard Park in Downtown Asheville on Saturdays, as soon as it gets warm, which will be earlier every week (hopefully). Also saw them out there last night (Friday Evening) kicking the sack around for a few… getting ready for the main event Today! Just tell them that “Ask Asheville” told you to show, and they will know. Thanks.

Asheville Community Theatre Monument, ACT and 35below

Night pic of the rotating monument in front of the Asheville Community Theatre in Downtown Asheville North Carolina.

“Asheville Community Theatre is located in historic downtown Asheville, North Carolina at 35 East Walnut Street one block northwest of City Hall. Neighbors of ACT are: The Thomas Wolfe Memorial and Visitors Center, the Renaissance Asheville Hotel, and Magnolia’s Raw Bar & Grill.
Downtown Asheville is booming and parking can be difficult to find. We have several spaces adjacent to the theatre that are available on a first come, first served basis. The closest street parking is found on Spruce, Walnut and Market streets (meters run until 6:00 pm Monday-Saturday, but are free on Sundays). The closest parking garage is located on Biltmore Avenue, approximately 2 blocks from the theatre.”

Here is the info from their website…

“35below is the newest addition to Asheville Community Theatre. Designed by Fisher Architects PA and funded by a grant from the Janirve Foundation, it consists of a black box theatre (meaning it has flexible staging and seating options) with a capacity for 49, a lobby and bar, dressing rooms, and restroom facilities. The facility is outfitted with state of the art equipment donated by Scott Shannon. The Constance M. Cramer Teaching Theatre is named in honor of Mr. Shannon’s late wife, a devoted supporter of community theatre.

Asheville Community Theatre will mount several full productions each season in the new intimate performance space, with the intention of building and nurturing a more adventurous audience. Our inaugural production is David Sedaris’ “The Santaland Diaries,” opening November 29, 2002. 35below will offer more affordable ticket prices and later show times, often running multiple performances on the same evening.

35below is committed to supporting works by local playwrights through full productions, staged readings, or developmental workshops. Tanglewood Youth Theatre classes will be taught in the complex, as well as an array of other ACT-sponsored educational workshops.
35below is available for rental by performance groups, classes, and other community organizations.”

Salvation Army at the Asheville Mall

This lady was wondering “why is this guy filming me?” and then we talked, got some clips, etc. The Salvation Army is everywhere, and I have met a lot of great people donating their time to collect funds to help during the Season. Thank you to all of the volunteers working Asheville and Western North Carolina… and all around the World of course.