Monthly Archives: June 2017

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

Jun
30

Jim Proctor, local history maker

By Dave Leestma As The Mountain Breeze celebrates its 30th anniversary year serving the greater Lake Lure area, we are recognizing local history makers for each of our 2017 Breeze editions. Jim Proctor certainly qualifies as one. Here is his story, a short…

Jun
30

Technically Speaking…Apps to make your summer sizzle

By Scott Baughman With Independence Day behind us and nothing but the dog days of summer in August ahead of us, it’s clear that we’re in the height of vacation season here in Lake Lure. So what’s a technophile like myself (and yourself,…

Jun
30

From the librarian…Well hello summer!

By Joy Maxwell Sharp, Mountains Branch Librarian Summertime at Mountains Branch Library means Summer Reading for kids and grown-ups alike. Summer Reading registration took place in June, however families can still attend any of the fifteen different programs at all three Rutherford County…

Jun
30

Deborah’s delights…Tie One On!

By Deborah Eisenhut   When I was very young, some of my first memories were of my grandmother. She was more than a substitute mother, also a teacher, best friend and inspiration my entire life. I can’t ever remember her not dressing for…

Jun
30

Wine and vine…Rock solid winemaking

By Justin Taylor   The Greek wine culture as early as 3000 BC was based around the use and utility of large format storage containers known as amphorae. Wine transport and consumption originated in these large clay pots, often sealed with a loose…

Jun
30

Tar wheels… “You Can Always Sell a Pickup!”

By Bob Blake A car salesman once told me, “Doc…when it’s a slow Saturday afternoon and you haven’t sold a single car all day, you can usually sell a pickup truck!” Recent sales numbers prove his point. Automakers sold 2.7 million new pickups…

Jun
30

Essential oils for healing

By Billie and Robert Nicholson If you have ever experienced the scent of a rosemary bush, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of an essential oil. Having been around for thousands of years, various cultures have used them for medicinal and health purposes. You…

Jun
30

Chimney Rock State Park opens Crevice Pass

By Landdis Hollifield On a warm day, Jack Dobson stepped into the shade of Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park’s newest feature—Crevice Pass—and was surprised at how fast the temperature shifted. “It’s really amazing how cool it is in this area,” said…

Jun
30

“Dreams of the Heart”

By Jack Johnston Long ago a sad man sat And dreamed of happy days, When love would come and take his heart Among the clouds to play.   He dreamed of a beautiful lady, Elegant, kind and true, Passionate, loving and playful, Someone…

Jun
30

A Yankee goes Southern

By Moe Bay “Yer not from around here are ya?”  I heard the clerk say as he glanced over my shoulder to look at my vehicle parked outside.  We had seen that look often enough before that we resolved to register our truck…