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Latkes prepared by the leader of the Asheville Jewish Community Center.

Hanukkah Latke Recipe

Latkes are a kind of potato pancake or fritter that are commonly made during Hanukkah. Because they are fried in oil, latkes help celebrate one of the miracles in the Hanukkah story: the Maccabees’ oil that lasted eight nights after the destruction of their temple. The Executive Director of the Asheville Jewish Community Center shares with you her family's own delicious latke recipe.

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Winter Lights at the NC Arboretum

Five Days, Five Festive Ways: Your Asheville Holiday Itinerary

Santa does it all in one night, but if you really want the true Asheville holiday experience, check out these five-day itineraries tailored to suit your travel style. For Foodies So many restaurants, so little room in your stomach. Don’t fret: There’s plenty to do while you digest between memorable Asheville meals. Day 1 Morning: Start your day off with a mug of locally roasted coffee

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The Highland Brewing Rooftop offers beautiful views of the mountains in a cool Asheville setting

An Insider's Guide to East Asheville's Gems

Family Fun and Great Under-the-radar Eats & Drinks It could be argued that the people of East Asheville—the neighborhoods of Haw Creek, Beverly Hills, Chunn’s Cove, Riceville and Oakley—have the best of both worlds. The area is residential but convenient to downtown (within a short five to 10 minute drive), and its family-friendly experiences and off-the-beaten-path

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Art that's up close and personal in West Asheville, NC

The Best of the West: An Insider’s Guide to West Asheville, NC

How to Experience West Asheville Like a Local Just beyond the liveliness of downtown, across the French Broad River, West Asheville presents a vitality all its own. Here, modern energy-efficient houses nestle up to colorfully painted bungalows from the Roaring Twenties era in a series of neighborhoods that spill westward. The two-and-a-half-mile-long Haywood Road that cuts through this

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Love is Love at Wicked Weed in downtown Asheville, NC

LGBTQ+ Friendly Asheville

Inclusive Spaces Helping to Build Community For years, Asheville has been a popular and important destination for the LGBTQ+ community. What with the live music scene, the outdoors, and the abundance of places to eat and drink, it’s no surprise that there’s a lot in Asheville for the queer community to enjoy. And while you’ll likely hear the phrase “Y’all means

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Negocios Latinos en Asheville, NC

Latinos son el grupo minoritario más largo en Western North Carolina y su población está aumentado muy rápido. Los miembros de la comunidad son de más de 20 países latinoamericanos. Este caleidoscopio de culturas y costumbres se hacen nuestra región una comunidad diversa y vibrante. National Hispanic

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Latinx-Owned Businesses in Asheville, NC

The Latinx community is western North Carolina's largest minority group, and it's a community that's growing fast. Those in Asheville's Latinx community can trace their origins to more than 20 Latin American countries. This beautiful kaleidoscope of cultures and customs makes our region a truly vibrant and diverse place. National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated

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A couple enjoys a mountain vista near Asheville, NC

A Beginner's Guide to Asheville's Great Outdoors

New to Asheville’s great outdoors? You’re in luck! The Asheville area is located in one of the most scenic and ecologically diverse areas of the country, with endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. While Western North Carolina lures folks with its world-renowned Blue Ridge Mountains, forests, hiking trails, rivers and waterfalls, remember that these public lands are wild. New to

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Hiking in Bent Creek Forest in Asheville, N.C.

Taking the Trail Less Traveled

On your next visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains, take the trails less traveled! While certain trails seem to get all the love, there are other exciting trails (often starting in the same area) that are overlooked. Set your trip apart by exploring these hiking gems that are hidden in plain sight. And, by exploring these lesser-traveled trails, you'll be helping to support Leave No Trace by

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Grind AVL in Asheville's River Arts District is the city's first Black-owned coffee shop

Celebrating Black-Owned Businesses in Asheville, NC

Nestled in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains at the confluence of the French Broad and Swannanoa rivers, Asheville sits as the largest city in the most western part of North Carolina. Asheville is most known for its award-winning restaurants, eclectic style and surrounding lush forests.  But Asheville’s rich tapestry of Black culture has also shaped this unique community. We invite you to

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