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Archive of the posts written by author: mbreeze.
Jul
29

Shootin’ the breeze…Summer’s happiest hum

By Cathy Leestma It happened just this morning as I was on my walk through the neighborhood. There was no doubt about it. The noise I heard was summer’s happiest hum and it came from the many working air-conditioning units. Anyone growing up in…

Jul
29

From the editor…The pleasant surprises of summer

By Dave Leestma August is full of serendipities. Horace Walpole coined the term in 1754 meaning ‘a pleasant, unsought, unintended or unexpected surprise’.   Well that is just how I felt approaching Paul McDaniel’s family farm in Bill’s Creek to pick some tomatoes at…

Jul
29

Dittmer family reunion

Here are 69 of the 73 Dittmer family members who gathered together here at Lake Lure over Father’s Day weekend (June 16-18) for their bi-annual Dittmer family reunion. Family members came from Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina.  The reunion has grown…

Jul
29

From the mayor’s desk…Summer Odds and Ends

By Bob Keith Mayor of Lake Lure, NC Assisted Living Facility The number one question since the lake was restored to full pond has been, “when are they going to start on the assisted living facility?” rather than “when’s the lake coming up?”…

Jul
29

LLCA, a win-win for students and community

By Thomas Keever As Executive Director at Lake Lure Classical Academy-CFA I have just completed my first year at the helm. Summer is the time folks in the education business have time to slow down and reflect. Having been an educator for nearly forty…

Jul
29

RRHS CEO NAMED TO NATIONAL LIST OF “RISING STARS IN HEALTHCARE” FOR 2017

Becker’s Hospital Review released its 2017 list of rising stars in healthcare under the age of 40 and Rebecca Segal, chief executive officer of Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS), was among those recognized. Segal was named to lead RRHS in January 2017. In…

Jul
29

Tips to prevent the ‘summer slide’

By Cathleen Cullen A Mountains Branch Library reader What is the summer slide? The summer slide happens when children do not read or have access to books over the summer. When the child goes back to school, the effect of the summer slide…

Jul
29

THE FAMILY SYMPHONY

By Mary Reitano Families are made up of individuals with different personalities, skills and dreams. But they can be together, be different, and still be harmonious. Musician John Denver wrote: “I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other.…

Jul
29

World’s Edge Hiking

Lake Lure Newcomers hiking group, Vista Seekers, shown here on their way to World’s Edge this past spring. Lake Lure Newcomers Club is a nonprofit community resource designed to introduce new residents to the area and provide a fun social network between newcomers…

Jul
29

Comings and goings…Lessons From The Cork

  By Becky Cook A little cork fell In the path of a whale Who lashed it about With his angry tail. But in spite of his blows It quickly arose And floated serenely Before his nose. Said the cork You may slap…