Downtown after Five will be starting its 24th year on May 18 on Lexington Street between Hiawasse St. and the I-240 Overpass. Velvet Truckstop and Kellin Watson Band will open that night. Subsequent nights will be June 15, July 20, August 17, and September 21. On Friday night, on those dates, the place to be will be on Lexington Street with 5000 or 6000 other people. Don’t miss it!
I have lived in Asheville for nearly 48 years. It wasn’t until 3 or 4 years ago that I began to see bears in my yard, mostly at night when they destroyed my bird feeders. Last year I even saw them at dusk as we raced to see who would get the bird seed first! I decided a little birdseed wasn’t worth much. Bears have been seen in downtown Asheville, around Beaver Lake and many other places you wouldn’t expect. They can appear almost anywhere. It is important to know how to deal with the bears. There are no grizzlies in this area and the black bear is actually quite shy. However they do get bolder as they get used to people. Here are some tips for dealing with the bears.
A friend of mine looked out her front door one afternoon and saw this family strolling by, in the middle of a city neighborhood.