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Archive of the posts written by author: mbreeze.
Oct
30

Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation Update

Endowment, Founders Circle and grants are growing. Won’t you join us? The mission of the Hickory Nut Gorge Foundation is to build a permanent endowment for the benefit of the Gorge. And our endowment continues to grow – almost $150,000 is invested in…

Oct
30

Four homes featured in annual Christmas Walk

“Christmas in the Mountains”, the annual Christmas Walk will be held Saturday, December 2, and sponsored by the Fairfield Mountains Chapel Women of the Church.  These four wonderful homes, all off of Boys Camp Road, will be open from 9:00 am. to 12:00…

Oct
30

From a student’s point of view…A great start to our senior year at LLCA

By Andrew Willett   On September 22nd, the senior class of 2018 at Lake Lure Classical Academy spent the day at their senior retreat. The day was filled with fun activities and time for us to discuss important things such as the senior…

Oct
30

Lake to be lowered this winter, beginning Nov. 26th

The Lake Is Going Down Again: Are You Ready? By Clint Calhoun The lake draw down will begin on Nov. 26th, remain down approximately 3 to 5 feet below full pond, and will begin to be re-filled on Feb. 15th.  This past winter,…

Oct
30

Veteran’s Day – a venerable holiday

  By Randy Snyder Veterans Day is November 11. Memorial Day honors service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle or accidentally while serving. Deceased veterans are also remembered on Veterans Day, but…

Oct
30

Digging Up Family Roots…OUR CONNECTICUT YANKEE

By Bill Miller “The Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court,” the 1889 novel by Mark Twain, existed only in Twain’s great mind. The Connecticut Yankee I dug up in our family tree was a real character, being hunted down by King Charles I.…

Oct
30

For the collector…U.S. MINT COLLECTOR OFFERINGS

By Robert Taylor As an experienced coin collector or a novice, you are probably aware that the U.S. Mint each year has many types of new offerings such as mint sets, proof sets, commemorative sets, silver & gold sets, etc. This article is…

Oct
30

Holiday Traditions–Something Old or Something New?

By Mary Reitano Close your eyes and remember wonderful fragrances from the holidays—is it grandma’s apple pie at Thanksgiving, roast beef for Christmas dinner, the smell of a fresh cut spruce tree, or potato latkes with applesauce and sour cream for Hanukkah? Walk…

Oct
30

The arts…Autumn Art and Georgia O’Keeffe

  By Mary Karr “What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” John Steinbeck The days grow shorter, temperatures start to drop, and winter’s first snow is in the air.  What is better on a…

Oct
30

Green thumb gardening…Giving Your Home Curb Appeal

  By Debbie Clark Have you ever seen a home that just grabbed your attention? The landscape was beautifully manicured and the house was neat and clean looking. There was something about that home that left a lasting impression. That’s Curb Appeal. If…