The Promise of Spring

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Feb
26

Shootin’ the Breeze… Dreamcatchers

by Cathy Leestma One of the few bright spots of Covid 2020 and beyond for me has been the recovery of memories obviously deeply hidden until  this world event slowed me down long enough to bring them back to consciousness.  I grew up…

Feb
26

From the Editor…Spring’s arrival for sure

How many catchy ways can you announce spring’s arrival? Deciding on this Breeze edition’s cover title came to me as a cross between two musical composition titles – Russian composer, Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” and American composer, Aaron Copland’s “The Promise…

Feb
26

From the Mayor’s Desk…Preparing for Lake Lure’s next season

By Carol Pritchett Mayor, Town of Lake Lure As winter comes to a close and we begin to see signs of spring emerging, it inspires hope.  We can apply this analogy to the pandemic we are experiencing.  It has been challenging as we…

Feb
26

Your Voice…Community collaboration/cooperation creates Covid vaccination clinic

by Bob Keith Background: Late last year, Dr. Rivers Woodward, Blue Ridge Health, reached out to then Chairman, Jack Barton, Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation to introduce himself as he was new to our area. In prior years the Foundation made grants to then…

Feb
26

Lake Lure Classical Academy News…In its 11th year LLCA remains mission driven and committed to the communities it serves

By Barbara Cohen, School Director Although it has been a year like no other for Lake Lure Classical Academy, the leadership team and board of directors remain committed to the continual development of its strategic vision.  The school is indeed fortunate to have…

Feb
26

Your Chamber at Work…Reflecting the year behind, looking forward to the year ahead

by Teri Coutu Membership Services Chair, Board of Directors As we sit in the middle of our first quarter of 2021, there is still a heaviness surrounding our businesses, not to mention our country, as we continue to fight the Coronavirus and the…

Feb
26

Birding…White-throated Sparrow

by Larry Czajkoski The first field mark most bird watchers notice on the White-throated Sparrow is not the white throat, but rather the black-and-white striped head pattern with a yellow spot between the eyes and bill.  Spending most of the summer in the…

Feb
26

Rutherford Quilt Guild delivers

On February 10, the Rutherford Quilt Guild delivered 213 hand made placemats to the Rutherford Senior Center as one of the Guilds service projects. The placemats will be distributed to the recipients of the Meals On Wheels program. This charitable endeavor was one…

Feb
26

The Unknown Heroes

by Bryant Williams We publicly honor well known heroes and that’s as this should be.But I think there are many more “heroes” that we seldom see.With some they’re doing second jobs, and many just volunteer.Some do dirty jobs or take on tasks that…

Feb
26

Good for the Soul…Spring’s poetic promise

by Mary Reitano Photo Credit: Matilda on Tumblr I love good similes or metaphors–they clarify and enhance ideas. Many figures of speech are derived from nature: black as night; sturdy as an oak; he has the heart of a lion; the stars are…