Ahhhh...Summer

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Shootin’ the breeze…A love story

  By Cathy Leestma It’s summer in the gorge and August is our month of festivals. Every summer weekend we swell in the number of visitors to about ten-fold of our permanent population which is close to 1200. Like so many of you, Lake Lure has been our…

Jul
31

From the editor….Enjoy this month of festivals, fun and some free time

Though our Breeze family of writers is well represented throughout this Breeze edition, space has been dedicated to annual public events only happening this month in the larger Lake Lure community.  The 11th Olympiad is August 14-16 (see pages 8 and 12).  This…

Jul
31

From the mayor’s desk…Service to Your Community

  By Bob Keith Mayor of Lake Lure, NC It’s that season again…… “Election Time”. Yup! I tossed my hat in the ring again and as of the writing of this article I am running unopposed. That, of course, could change if someone…

Jul
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The Breeze Buzz…August events in and around the Hickory Nut Gorge

8/1-2 Cycle NC Ride, After Party and Festival, Morse Park, Lake Lure, 5-10pm 8/6 Brightstar Children’s Theater presents Captain Friendship and the Bully Bandit, 2pm; American Tales & Tunes, 5pm, Mountains Library, Lake Lure 8/14 “Lucky the Plott Hound: NC’s Official State Dog”…

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August

By Bryant Williams The poor month of August; it has no holidays. It’s days can be very hot, some filled with sultry haze. It is a time for vacations though, when we can take a break, And take off for the beach, the…

Jul
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In one weekend, celebrate “Dirty Dancing” and competitive sports

11th Annual Lake Lure Olympiad, August 14, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. www.lakelureolympiad.com Start off your “Tour de Festivals” in Lake Lure at the Lake Lure Olympiad’s Opening Ceremonies. Free and open to the public, the event takes place on the beach at…

Jul
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Technically Speaking….Even with WiFi, know when to unplug

  By Scott Baughman Joan Jett and the Blackhearts once sang, “I hate myself for lovin’ you” about a bad boy, but have you ever felt that way about your smartphone, tablet or other Internet-enabled devices? In our fast-paced, all-digital world, sometimes we…

Jul
31

FMFD PAYS IT FORWARD!

By Randy Snyder The examples of Paying it Forward abound in our area and are my motivation to write my eighth piece as an example of the theme. For the purpose of this article, I interviewed Gary Wilson, FMFD Chief, Ken Jones, Captain…

Jul
31

The arts…Flat Rock Playhouse

  By Mary Karr We have in the midst of our local art world a jewel that is just waiting to be explored and appreciated.  The Flat Rock Playhouse is officially designated as The State Theater of North Carolina.  I can attest personally…

Jul
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Bill’s world…Hearing aids

By Bill Williams I met a young man a few years back who no doubt has added years to my life and life to my years. His name is Tom. Tom Bocchino. He deals in hearing aids, mostly. The “doctor” in front of…