The Best Summer Ever

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Shootin’ the breeze…July! Summer’s stunner

By Cathy Leestma Splashes and laughter, singing and dancing, farm to table fabulous fresh food, those are just a few of our summertime specialties here in the Hickory Nut Gorge. Welcome to the lake and what we hope will be your best summer…

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From the editor’s desk…Are we almost there?

By Dave Leestma That is the question we have heard more than once from voices most often coming from the back seat. For all of us who live here, that is not a question we hear because we’ve already arrived! Living at a…

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From the mayor’s desk…Lake Lure Adopts 2017-2018 Budget

By Bob Keith Mayor of Lake Lure, NC The meeting room was full and charged with anticipation. This was the evening of the public hearing on the town’s budget. Town staff, Manager Nalley and Council had conducted months of discussions of historical financial…

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The Lake Is Going Down Again: Are You Ready?

By Clint Calhoun This past winter (2016/2017), the Town of Lake Lure lowered the lake approximately 11 feet in order to make emergency repairs to a metal shaft that allows one of our generators to operate. Unfortunately, the lake lowering came about outside…

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Lake Lure Flowering Bridge News

Schedule a docent-led tour of the Flowering Bridge for groups of seven or more by calling Alice or Danny at 828-625-2540. The bridge has hosted garden clubs, master gardeners, church groups, retirement communities, special needs groups, students, and others. The hour-long tours are…

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Books and Bites luncheon July 13

  The Friends of Mountain Branch Library will host their Books and Bites luncheon featuring New York Time’s Best-Selling author Patti Callahan Henry Tuesday, July 13 at 11:00 am., Lake Lure Inn, to launch her new book “The Bookshop at Water’s End”. Contact…

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The arts…Nature’s intoxicating summer art

By Mary Karr “Summer afternoon – summer afternoon – to me these have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” Henry James We are now enjoying the summer weather which makes us feel differently about our homes. Doors and…

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Congratulations to the LLCA class of 2017!

Lake Lure Classical Academy Front row (L to R): Julia Cowles, Natalie Phillips, Kaitlynn Mihniak, Hannah Gregg, Ciara Shetley, Hailee Nelson, Tabitha Adams, Kaley Stanley. Middle row: Cameron Feher, Hannah Yoxall, Antonio Ordaz, Jacob Repasky, Mary Ray, Isaiah Dejarnette, Robert Harris. Top row:…

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For the collector…How Should I Collect Stamps?

By Robert Taylor First of all, there are several approaches. You, the collector, should determine your end goals For the normal interested adult or for the adult to help a child or grandchild, try to concentrate in specialized segments of stamp collecting. Do…

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Writer’s Block

By Bryant Williams Thought I’d write a poem today, but didn’t have a theme. Had an idea in the night, but that was a fading dream. Joyce Kilmer said, “Poems are made by fools like me.” And then he wrote a classic just…