Monday, July 31, 2006

URTV

URTV Launch Party
Studio, Asheville Office Park
31 College Place, Ste 20 A
July 31, 2006, 4:30 PM

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Bele Chere

One Leg Up
Bele Chere Festival
Downtown Asheville
July 30, 2006, 2:00 PM

Friday, July 28, 2006

Patty Larkin

Patty Larkin
Grey Eagle Tavern and Music Hall
Clingman Avenue, Asheville, NC
July 28, 2006, 8:30 PM

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Gorny Fundraiser

Eric Gorny Fundraiser
Lake Tomahawk Club House
Black Mountain, NC
July 25, 2006, 6:00 PM

Monday, July 24, 2006

WLOS Interview

WLOS Interview with The Action Club
Swannanoa River Road at Fairview Road
July 24, 2006, 3:30 PM
Kathie Lack, Kathy Rhodarmer
To air at 11:00 PM


Video:

Friday, July 21, 2006

Drum Circle

Drum Circle
Prichard Park
Asheville, NC
July 21, 2006, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Action Club

Buncombe County Republican ACTION Club
Ryan's Steakhouse
1053 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC
July 20, 2006, 6:30 PM

Merrimon Avenue Study Hearing

Merrimon Avenue Study Hearing
Public Works Building
161 South Charlotte Street
July 20, 2006, 6:00 PM

Drum Circle Comments

All music is noise.

Music is a form of noise; it's a subset.

For example, if you are sitting quietly by yourself, that's quiet; or the absence of noise. If you start whistling, you're making noise. It might be musical noise but it's still noise. In other words, you're not being quiet anymore.

The permit that the drummers have is the same that Bele Chere has -- or Shindig on the Green or road crews with jackhammers. It's a permit that allows the permit holder to exceed the limitations of the noise ordinance for a specific purpose approved of by the city. In other words, the city of Asheville prohibits noise generally but can allow it on certain occasions with a permit.

There is no music ordinance. The permit does not state that you must limit your noise to notes and melodies. The drummers can sing, drum, play flutes or hum in unison.

If the city deems that the event is in violation of the purpose for which the permit was originally issued, the city can revoke that permit and the permit holder would no longer have permission to exceed the noise ordinance.

I would suggest to the permit holder that they find a way to minimize their negative impact on the quality of life downtown, just as any other law abiding person would, and thereby retain their permit to engage in peaceable merry-making in Prichard Park, which is the perfect setting for this particular brand of it.

FURTHER READING:
Downtown drums irking condo owners
Police seek peace between drummers, condo dwellers

Friday, July 14, 2006

One Leg Up

One Leg Up
Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
185 Clingman Ave, Asheville, NC
July 14, 2006

Billboard

The Action Club billboards are up.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Letter to the Editor

‘Buncombe County Radicals’ just ordinary caring citizens

Tim Peck
Asheville Citizen-Times
July 13, 2006

A small group of folks from Asheville drove to Raleigh on July 6 to peaceably visit our legislators and seek an audience with our elected representatives. We also sat in on the legislative session on the state budget. For our troubles, we were referred to by Rep. Phil Haire as, “The Buncombe County Radicals.”

What did we do that was radical besides show up in the halls of power to see what was going on over there? This tells me that these people live in a bubble and that they are unused to being confronted by their constituents on a regular face-to-face basis.

When we stood at the door of the House of Representatives, there were many lobbyists crowding the entranceway — going in and out, shaking hands, and whispering to each other — and we had to step aside for fear of being trampled. I think those are the people these legislators are used to dealing with, not the people who elected them to their fine offices.

We need to let these powerful few know that we citizens deserve a place at the table too and that we deserve more respect than to be condescendingly referred to as, “The Buncombe County Radicals.”

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

We The People Forum

"Why Won't They Answer?" Tour
A-B Tech, Laurel Building, Ferguson Auditorium
Wednesday July 12, 2006
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sponsored by We The People Foundation

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Transit Briefing

City of Asheville Transit Briefing
Public Works Building
161 S. Charlotte Street
July 11, 2006, 8:00 AM


Presenting:

Initiatives:

  1. Expanded Service
    • New Routes
    • Extended Hours
  2. Employer Passport Program
  3. 90 Day Ride-For-"Free" Program

Priorities:

  • Improve air quality
  • Transportation options for everyone
  • Efficient/effective transit system
  • Educating public on benefits of Transportation Demand Mgmt
  • Reduce congestion
  • Increast available parking options

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Medford Picnic

Buncombe County Sheriff Bobby Medford Fundraising Picnic
741 Glenn Bridge Rd, Arden (Donoho Farm, Irish Acres)
July 8, 2006
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Raleigh Immigration Rally

Road Trip, General Assembly, Immigration Rally
Legislative Building & Capitol Building Grounds
Raleigh, NC
July 5, 2006

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Barnardsville 4th

Independence Day Parade
Downtown Barnardsville, NC
July 4, 2006, 1:00 PM