Getting Out There

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Jun
25

Shootin’ the Breeze…Getting out there

by Cathy Leestma Welcome to summer at the lake! We are delighted that you are spending time here with family and friends in the beautiful Hickory Nut Gorge. It is no surprise that so many visitors want to create memories and enjoy the…

Jun
25

From the Editor…Summer on

By David Leestma In addition to stating the obvious, I’m verbing the word “summer” to mean ‘get on’ with summer. At this point, the pandemic is no longer nor will it ever be remembered as a wrinkle in time. Let’s hope we successfully…

Jun
25

From the Mayor’s Desk…Building a better tomorrow, today

by Carol Pritchett Mayor, Town of Lake Lure I hope everyone in Lake Lure is enjoying the summer.  We have endured many months of restricted activities, but the citizens of Lake Lure adapted well.  Your diligence with social distancing and conscientious use of…

Jun
25

Your Chamber at Work…Let’s rally, re-open & recover

By Laura P. Doster Executive DirectorChamber of Hickory Nut Gorge In our last “chat,” we were early into the COVID19 Pandemic.  Many things were unknown and we were all united in “just getting through, staying well, and keeping our loved ones well.”  In…

Jun
25

Presenting the Class of 2020 from Lake Lure Classical Academy

In partnership with the Town of Lake Lure, Lake Lure Classical Academy held a private drive in Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2020 on June 4th at Morse Park. The outdoor ceremony for the twenty-one graduating seniors and their limited number of…

Jun
25

Health Matters…Maintaining your health in a crisis

by Dr. Max Hammonds COVID -19? Just wear your mask, wash your hands, use sanitizer when necessary, and social distance. That’s all we need for health, right? Before the current crisis, what was your plan to maintain your health? Hopefully, it included the…

Jun
25

Four Seasons

by Bryant Williams Please give me a place with four seasons a year.All warm or all cool gets boring, we hear.Some places are quite humid while others are dry.It seems that would get monotonous by and by. Many activities are often determined by…

Jun
25

Wine and Vine…Toasting to a picnic

by Justin Taylor The days of loading everyone in the family Chevrolet for a roadside picnic have somehow faded into memories of the 1950´s.  When spending time with the family and seeing what the neighboring countryside had to offer, it seemed very fitting…

Jun
25

When pain is a daily part of your life, you need professional help

By Jessica Wright, nurse practitioner at St. Luke’s Hospital Pain Center Does pain dominate your life? Does living with pain make normal activities difficult? Do simple tasks like sitting on the floor with your children or grandchildren, cooking, cleaning, sleeping or even something…

Jun
25

Big Ideas for Small Businesses…What’s today’s normal? Finding balance for yourself and your team

By Teri A. Coutu Everyday something changes. Every. Day.  And while it may seem like this is all a new experience, the reality is that life has changed daily since the beginning of time. Other than in the movie Groundhog Day, no two…