Asheville Gingerbread Man protests Grove Park Inn’s parking fee, says fee was not in original HOA agreement
Dec03

Asheville Gingerbread Man protests Grove Park Inn’s parking fee, says fee was not in original HOA agreement

ASHEVILLE- It is bad enough the Gingerbread Man has to deal with the new next door neighbor’s pandas tearing up his perfectly kept green frosting yard.   But to add a $10 mandatory parking fee to park his ginger mobile on his own street is really pushing Gingerbread Man’s buttons.   For the second year in a row, the Omni Grove Park Inn is charging all visitors a parking fee to visit the resort during the annual gingerbread house display.   However, the Gingerbread Man claims the original Gingerbread Homeowner Association agreement he signed when he first built his humble abode mentioned no parking fee.   “Absolutely ridiculous, they try to gumdrop and snow cap a man to death these days,” said Gingerbread Man.   “I built my home with my own sweat, blood, and flesh and you are telling me I can’t park my own car on my own street without paying a parking fee. Licorice Sticks! I purchased candy cane rims for my car this year and I can’t even drive it around the block to show it off because it will cost me $10.”   The Omni Grove Park Inn claims the original HOA was voided after the resort was purchased this past summer by Omni, not to mention documents signed with frosting are not legally protected in the state of North Carolina.   Grove Park claims the parking fee is necessary to hire the increased staff that it takes to handle the sudden increase in visitors to the resort to see the gingerbread display. Also, Grove Park says the fee supports a good cause as half the $10 parking fee is donated to local charities.   But Gingerbread Man is not buying Omni’s sweet talk for a second.   “It’s for charity sure man, that’s what they tell you,” said Gingerbread Man.   “But I know what’s really going on. They are just trying to price us locals out that have lived here for years.  $10 may not be a lot for Omni’s fat cat customers, but you know how hard it is for a Gingerbread Man to make real money in this town? No one will hire me because everybody is a gluten free freak. Excuse me that my skin bothers you, I was born this way...

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Comedian Alex Koll at LAB Tonight
Dec03

Comedian Alex Koll at LAB Tonight

Disclaimer Underground Comedy presents comedian Alex Koll tonight at LAB.   Doors open at 8:30 p.m., show starts at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 which can be purchased here.   About Koll: Developing a taste for the absurd at an early age, Alex Koll’s comedy has grown organically to reflect a far-reaching creativity that has two sneakers planted firmly on the ground. His act dips and weaves between what’s right in front of us all and unexpected forays into the strange.   Alex has appeared on TBS’s Conan, Comedy Central’s “Live At Gotham,” and performed at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, garnering a “Best of New Faces” nod.  He has also performed at the SXSW festival, ComedyFest Vancouver, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF SketchFest.  Alex has created award-winning comedic videos for IFC.com and Revision3, and his sketch group Boomtime has been featured on PBS. His debut album titled “Wizard Hello” on Rooftop Comedy’s label is currently available on iTunes.  Alex is also the two-time winner of the San Francisco Regional Air Guitar Championship; No kidding.   Here is a clip of Koll performing:   Joining Koll on stage will be comedians Faye Canale, Art Sturtevant, and Taylor...

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Ashley Garrison of The Hop, ice cream ninjas her way on to Finding Asheville
Dec02

Ashley Garrison of The Hop, ice cream ninjas her way on to Finding Asheville

Veterinarian to ice cream ninja?   Nathan sits down with Ashley Mason Garrison of the Hop Ice Cream Café. They discuss growing up in Texas, how being patient lead to an opportunity to purchasing The Hop, what it takes to be an ice cream ninja, and what may be next for Nathan’s favorite Asheville ice cream shop.   Listen to the full episode below or via iTunes here:     Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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Asheville’s ice cream ninja Ashley Garrison of The Hop next guest on Finding Asheville, listen to a teaser
Nov29

Asheville’s ice cream ninja Ashley Garrison of The Hop next guest on Finding Asheville, listen to a teaser

The 12th episode of Finding Asheville will be with Ashley Mason Garrison of The Hop Ice Cream Cafe.   Listen to a teaser below:     Nathan sits down with Ashley Mason Garrison of the Hop Ice Cream Café. They discuss growing up in Texas, how being patient lead to an opportunity to purchasing The Hop, what it takes to be an ice cream ninja, and what may be next for Nathan’s favorite Asheville ice cream shop.   Full episode will be available for download via iTunes December 2nd here.   Remember the easiest way to listen to Finding Asheville each week is by clicking the subscribe button via...

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Slice of Life presents comedian Lace Larrabe Sunday night at PULP
Nov29

Slice of Life presents comedian Lace Larrabe Sunday night at PULP

Slice of Life Comedy presents the “Is that your real name?” comedy showcase featuring Atlanta comedian Lace Larrabe Sunday night at PULP.   Tickets are $5 which includes a year long membership to PULP. Doors open at 7:00 and show starts at 7:30.   About Larrabe: My name is Lace Larrabee and I am a has-been beauty queen bartender who is pursuing my dream of being a stand-up comedy star in front of tens of people at a time.  I am currently living and performing regularly in Atlanta, Georgia.   I host The Plan B Emergency Comedy Show every month in the beautiful city of Chamblee.  Outside of my home state of Georgia, I’ve had the opportunity to entertain audiences everywhere from New Orleans to New York City to exotic places like Mobile, Alabama.   In January 2013, I was featured in, “Organic: A Comedy Tour & Documentary” which took place in 22 cities over a span of 30 days.  Ryan Singer from Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast had the following to say about my comedy:  ”Lace takes the stage like a lady and then punches you in the face like a sailor with her first punchline. I like that. I enjoy watching and listening to her make an audience understand why what she is saying is funny, not by explaining it, but merely by telling the joke the way she knows it should be told…her way.”   Here is a clip of Larrabe performing:   Joining Larrabe on stage will be comedians Alex Joyce, Curtis Mao, Andrew Petriccione, Josh Rosenstein, Art Sturtevant, Zack Levine, Reid Clark, Jeff Felton, Josh DeBerry, and host comedian Kelly Row.  ...

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Reddit or not, Tyler Capps of Cooking Comically on this week’s Finding Asheville
Nov25

Reddit or not, Tyler Capps of Cooking Comically on this week’s Finding Asheville

Reddit or not, here we go?   Nathan sits down with Tyler Capps of Cooking Comically. They discuss growing up in Brevard, Tyler’s career in the Navy, how a post on Reddit leads to a comic recipe writing career, the ins and outs of writing a book, and what may be next for one of Asheville’s newest authors.   Listen to the full episode below or via iTunes here:     Be sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here to get new episodes to download to your listening devices each week and get caught up on past episodes!   Oh and if you are feeling super nice like the Finding Asheville Facebook page...

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