The Ultimate Ice Cream

Ask a local who's been in Asheville for any amount of time where to get ice cream, and they’ll probably say “You’d love Ultimate.” Making your way through a menu from Belgian Dark Chocolate to Ultimate Sweet Cream, one could overlook their charity partnerships around fabulous flavors of the month. Their dozens of flavor offerings (available in 30-plus restaurants around town and…

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue has been a staple of the Asheville community for many years. Hundreds of dogs and cats have found their forever home, and many families have fallen in love with their best friend because of BWAR. As widely known and loved as it is, however, Brother Wolf recently found itself in some financial trouble. Luckily for Asheville,…

Red Maple Dental’s Mission

It’s no doubt that Red Maple Dental has affected the lives—and mouths—of many people in Asheville. However, their efforts go beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains and into the humbled hilltops of Guatemala, where Dr. Shawna Hoffert and her husband, Steve, embarked on a mission to offer their services to those in a less fortunate area of our world.

Kids and Pets and All the Love

As a live-in nanny to my nephew and a lover of my two cats and two dogs, I feel a personal connection to the stories in this issue. I’ve been an animal lover my whole life, and giving these sweet souls a spotlight is good for the heart. I hope it offers you some warmth as well, and if … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Affair in White Aug. 10 Affair in White returns to the Renaissance Hotel from 7–10 p.m. Aug. 10. It’s guaranteed to be an exciting night full of entertainment, food and beverages. This event will support Loving Food Resources, a food pantry that provides food, health and personal care items to people in 18 counties of WNC who are living with HIV/AIDS … Continued

Downtown After 5

The third Friday of the summer months is full of liveliness on North Lexington thanks to Downtown After 5. A celebration of all things Asheville, this event hosts live music, local brews and some of the city's best cuisine. If you haven't made it out to one yet, be sure to catch it before fall … Continued