Monthly Archives: November 2016

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

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Shootin’ the breeze…Tis the season to make peace

By Cathy Leestma In the spirit of the season, we wish all of our readers peace. Our beautiful Gorge and the surrounding country, the lakes and the glorious heavens all reflect the peace we can find here. We are the fortunate ones. In…

Nov
1

From the editor…Filling up space

With a doctoral dissertation on worship environment years behind me and just returning from leading a boys choir retreat, I am reminded of how important those spaces are where we live, work and find inspiration. There were so many moments of sheer joy…

Nov
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Lake Lure Classical Academy partners with Isothermal Community College – brings enhanced learning opportunities to students and community

By Wolf D. Kutter    Lake Lure Classical Academy (LLCA) is teaming up with Isothermal Community College (ICC) to bring college classes to Hickory Nut Gorge this fall.  LLCA is becoming a satellite location for the community college to ensure local access to educational…

Nov
1

Breeze buzz…

Create Fairy Gardens for the Bridge, November 10, 10am. The Flowering Bridge, Lake Lure. In case of rain, at Town Hall, back entrance. For information call 828-625-2540. Gerton Community Thanksgiving Dinner, November 16, 2016 Make Mosaic Gasing Balls for the Bridge, November 29,…

Nov
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Lake Lure named ‘Official Best Mountain Lake Getaway’ 2016

While visitors and long-time fans already know that Lake Lure is an amazing mountain lake getaway, this charming Western North Carolina town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains was officially named the “Best Mountain Lake Getaway 2016” by OfficialBestOf.com. To commemorate this honor,…

Nov
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With the dam’s small generator out of commission, the Town will draw down the Lake this Winter

While recently working on the small generator bearings at our dam, the dam’s plant supervisor noticed that a hardened area on the shaft of that generator was missing a piece of the protective coating. As a result, this small generator – which helps…

Nov
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Rutherfordton, N.C. Named 2016 ‘Outstanding Small Town of the Year’ by N.C. Rural Center

Rutherfordton, N.C. was named 2016 “Outstanding Small Town of the Year” by the N.C. Rural Center in response to the town’s successful marketing and promotional efforts in 2015. With roughly 4,200 residents, Rutherfordton’s marketing initiatives included development of “A Minted Original” town brand,…

Nov
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Lake Lure & Chimney Rock Village working together to create a Commercial Walkway to connect the two communities

If you have lived or worked in Lake Lure or Chimney Rock Village for any length of time, you likely recognize just how much our two communities are linked by our mutual dependence upon tourism. As residents and business owners we celebrate the…

Nov
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Vista at Bill’s Mountain Creates Raptors Soar Scholarship

With the founding of the Raptors Soar Scholarship, Vista at Bill’s Mountain has started something that is likely to be a trend throughout the community. The $5,000 Raptors Soar Community Scholarship will be awarded to one or two members of the 2017 graduating…

Nov
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From the mayor’s desk…The Power of Change

By Bob Keith Mayor of Lake Lure, NC As I am writing this article, the trees on the mountains are starting to change color and probably will be in full brilliance by the time the November Breeze hits the newsstands. Such a beautiful…