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Archive of the posts written by author: mbreeze.
Feb
28

Vitality

by Mary Reitano                “Vitality!  That’s the pursuit of life, isn’t it?” Katherine Hepburn Springtime brings in sunlight, warmth, and more outdoor activities, which recharge our energy after hibernating for the winter. But you don’t have to wait until spring to be rejuvenated. There…

Feb
28

Your Chamber at work… Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber names new Executive Director

Lake Lure resident to lead the organization to greater heights Following an in-depth recruitment process over the last several months, a new executive director has been hired to take the reins at the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge. Laura Doster, who has most…

Feb
28

Student voices…

Mrs. Jodi Bell’s 6th grade students at Lake Lure Classical Academy (LLCA) were recently asked the question, “What is a gymnatorium?”  Here are their responses: My connotation of the word gymnatorium is… a chance, a chance for us to expand our horizons, not just in…

Feb
28

Digging Up Family Roots…I’M IRISH?

 by Bill Miller             Doing genealogy sure can change how you see yourself. For example, I always thought of myself as 100% English, in spite of my brother’s claim that I was adopted. I suppose that was because I grew up among first…

Feb
28

Chimney Rock State Park news…See Chimney Rock differently

Park offers new events, workshops and more By Landdis Hollifield When we were trying to figure out what to write about for this issue of the Mountain Breeze, we ran into a problem. There are so many things going on at the Park…

Feb
28

The Primo Trio: The top 3 things your business needs to grow

by Teri A. Coutu Before you read the rest of this article, what three things do you think a business needs in order to successfully grow? Go ahead – answer that question, then keep reading. I have asked this question more than a…

Feb
28

Technically Speaking…The VPN is not just for VIPs any more

by Scott Baughman In 1984 Rockwell sang “It always feels like somebody’s watching me” and had a huge hit on his hands – with a little assist from the King of Pop Michael Jackson on that oh-so-catchy chorus. But there’s no way either…

Feb
28

The arts…Spring at the lake

by Mary Karr “How my heart gladdened, as the light of spring came from the sun, with zephyrs and with showers, waking the earth to beauty, and the woods to music.”   James G, Perceival How great it is to begin to shake off…

Feb
28

For the collector…Sometimes funny calls are received

by Robert Taylor No doubt in the stamp appraisal business, I receive some interesting and challenging inquiry calls. This past December, I received a call from a young man about 7:30 PM regarding a “rare” stamp he had found.  Seems he and his…

Feb
28

Health matters…

St. Luke’s Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program raising awareness of heart/mental health connection By Dr. Travis Green, MD  St. Luke’s Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is working to raise awareness of the connection between heart health and emotional health. Heart-related health concerns come with…