The Holidays at Home

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Oct
30

Shootin’ the Breeze…Choose joy

by Cathy Leestma Several weeks ago when life was looking particularly grim between the details of Covid and the multiple daily events of life, both my personal life and the life of our country, I made and declared a conscious decision, that on…

Oct
30

From the Editor… Thinking of home

by David LeestmaI am a PK, a ‘pastor’s kid’. When I was in fourth grade my family moved from California to Iowa. We lived in a large white two story parsonage or manse – terms used for the pastor’s house – with a…

Oct
30

From the Mayor’s Desk… Let’s talk infrastructure

by Carol Pritchett, Mayor, Town of Lake Lure I hope that you and your family are enjoying the extraordinary beauty of Lake Lure this fall. Autumn is one of the most stunning times of the year in our town and it leads us…

Oct
30

Your Chamber at Work… Home for the holidays

by Laura Doster, Executive DirectorWith everything we have been through this year, “Home for the Holidays” takes on a new meaning. The one thing we can all agree on is, we have spent an inordinate amount of time in our homes – probably…

Oct
30

Lake Lure Classical Academy News…LLCA awarded Largest Grant in the school’s history

by Valerie A. Hoffman, Communications Director, LLCA Federal Funds will help to Increase Access for Educationally Disadvantaged Students Lake Lure Classical Academy, a K-12 public Charter School and online Virtual Academy, has been awarded a $600,000, five-year grant from the North Carolina Department…

Oct
30

Health Matters … The Vaccine

By Dr. HammondsFrom the 2002 – 2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Corona Virus outbreak, virologist around the world recognized that a new dangerous strain of the virus family was about to cause major problems. SARS-CoV-1 was only moderately contagious, generally caused mild…

Oct
30

What to do in the home garden for November and December

by Debbie Clark⦁ November and December are good times to reflect on what problems or positive things that happened in your garden. Start a garden journal and make notes on what you would like to improve on for next year or what problems…

Oct
30

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge calendar

November 3 – March 1: In this much-anticipated annual event, fairy gardens and their tiny inhabitants magically appear on the bridge to charm young and older visitors alike. Masks are required.  November 17 – December 31: In our special winter feature, Happy Holidays…

Oct
30

HNGF acknowledges first endowment bequest

Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation acknowledges first endowment bequestThe Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation (HNGF) is honored to acknowledge a significant bequest to their Endowment Fund from the estate of Mr. James Dunn. Mr. Dunn and his friends founded the Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation in…