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

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge…Take pleasure in all seasons

By Mitsi Chorak Many of us look forward to fall and winter: the gorgeous fall colors in the mountains, and the possibility of snow. We pile cozy blankets on our beds and get out our warm clothing. We look forward to walking without…

Oct
29

Normandy

A poem by Nicole Damato, Oct 2014            Waves crashing against a beach, It is overcast, The rain threatens to pour any second, However it is blissful, As we look around us.   Shelled out concrete in the hills, Metal buried underneath the…

Oct
29

Technically Speaking…Top Tech for the holidays

By Scott Baughman The yuletide is upon us once again and you’re likely scrambling about to figure out gifts for all those special people on your list. And what about that geek/nerd/fanboy that you’ve got to buy for? Never fear, Technically Speaking is…

Oct
29

Green thumb gardening…Caring for your holiday plants

By Debbie Clark The holidays are quickly approaching and soon the holiday plants will arrive into the stores. Here is a guide on how to care for them. Poinsettia – While in bloom, poinsettias like a semi-cool, humid location with bright indirect lighting.…

Oct
29

The arts…The winter scene for artists

By Mary Karr The Lake Lure Artists like to be known as a group of creative friends who meet twice a month in each other’s homes to plan, to critique and support one another in our journeys into the world of art.  Our…

Oct
29

From the pastor’s desk…Thoughts for a rainy day

By Rev. Everette Chapman   One of my favorite books, No Trumpet Before Him, a novel written in 1948 by Nelia Gardner White, tells the story of a young Methodist minister, Paul Phillips, who faced numerous challenges not unknown to most ministers. Another…

Oct
29

Student voices…My large family & small school

By Junior Aaliyah Kremzar You wake up early on a Monday morning, preparing for another day of school. You make your bed, get dressed, and do your morning chores. However, no matter how hard you wait or plead with your siblings, you cannot…

Oct
29

Birding…Snow Goose

By Larry Czajkoski For me, and for bird watchers in general, it’s always an exciting event to spot a new bird and one that can then be added to my “life list.” Such is the case with this issue’s bird, the Snow Goose.…

Oct
29

Digging up family roots…My cousin was poet, and I didn’t know it!

By Bill Miller One of the things I love about digging around in your family roots is you never know what you will find or who will meet. My Mayflower ancestors, John and Elizabeth Howland, have provided me with thousands of cousins, including…

Oct
29

Holiday Humor

By Mary Reitano “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” Dr. Seuss Holidays can be described in many ways— joyous, stressful, sacred, commercial, sentimental, calorie-laden, and sometimes disappointing. But, could holidays also be described as humorous? Think of…