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Archive of the posts written by author: mbreeze.
Jul
31

Lake Lure Classical Academy- a look back and a look ahead

by Thomas Keever Lake Lure Classical Academy’s 2018-2019 school year is in the books and it was without question an eventful year filled with many milestones. I am very proud of the accomplishments our students and faculty achieved this year. I am delighted…

Jul
31

St. Luke’s Hand Therapist Attends International Convention

The International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy (IFSHT) and Surgery (IFSSH) recently had a combined meeting in Berlin, Germany. Karol Young, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, occupational therapist and certified hand therapist from the Rehabilitation Center at St. Luke’s Hospital, attended. The congress had…

Jul
31

The arts…Poetry and art

by Mary Karr One of my favorite American poets is Robert Frost, and it in summer that this particular poem of his reminds me of a warm August day in the countryside.  I have always wanted to try to capture a painting with…

Jul
31

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge…For summer color, plant in pots!

By Mitsi Chorak Pots overflowing with flowers add color and appeal to your home.  They are perfect for decks, driveways, and a pair of matching pots at your front door is a welcoming decorative touch.  Striking containers with a mix of plants are…

Jul
31

Built to last…Changes

by David Wulff, AIA  A little while ago I encountered someone at Rumbling Bald Resort that had seen me in my Smart Car.  It has my name and logo on it so there was little doubt that it was me.  However, he asked…

Jul
31

From Mountains to Main Street 

 The Future of Tourism in Rutherford County, NC   Chances are if you’re involved in serving our visitors or working to bring them here, you have probably heard something about the Rutherford County Strategic Tourism Plan.  That was the working title of the…

Jul
31

Wine and vine…Top dollar winemaking

By Justin Taylor When it comes to high end, niche wine production, the sky has now officially become the limit in bottle price.  If you ever felt that wine prices at your local wine shop seem to be a little out of touch…

Jul
31

History of Lake Lure Dam & Hydroelectric Power

The Lake Lure Dam in the 1930s It was the intent of the builders of the Lake Lure dam in 1925-26 that its primary purpose would be to create a beautiful lake as the centerpiece of a huge resort/real estate development. Maintaining the…

Jul
31

Real estate market watch…Home sales are keeping pace

By Julie McKinney While home sales were off to a slow start for the year, mid-year data shows that we’re keeping pace in general and have seen some improvement in terms of time on the market and the ratio of list price to…

Jul
31

Birding…Black Skimmer

by Larry Czajkoski It’s summer time, so time to go to the beach!  And the coastal regions of the Gulf of Mexico and southeast US (including coastal North Carolina…from mid-April to late November) is where you’ll be able to spot the Black Skimmer. …