I Love This TownBy
Returning from tonight’s Town Hall meeting, I found myself again appreciating the forward thinking community of which we are a part. The Asheville Energy Independence Initiative can put Asheville at the forefront of a nationwide trend towards energy efficiency and greener opportunities for all of us.
Tonight’s attendees were people from across Asheville’s political, economic, environmental circles. It reminded me of the recent cross-pollination of disciplines that put Asheville in the hunt for Google’s world-class gigabit fiber optic network. And if we’re talking cross-pollination, how about luminaries from across the nation coming to town last weekend for HATCH?
President Obama and his family will honor us with a visit, drawing the gaze of the world to Asheville this weekend.
Flowers are exploding everywhere, and we’re again witness to the greening up the mountains. The Asheville Tourists are over .500. On Saturday, men in high-heeled shoes will parade downtown for OurVoice, and the Blue Ridge Roller Girls will wipe the floor with Johnson City, Tennessee. All Go West is about to throw a great festival in my neighborhood.
If you love this town and want to say so, then this is the thread for you.