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

Real estate market watch…Welcome World Equestrian Games visitors!

By Julie McKinney During the games, many of you will be getting your first glimpse of our beautiful part of the world and hopefully a true sense of “southern hospitality” during your visit. As time permits, get around and explore our many scenic…

Aug
31

Built to last…Save on that Remodel – Part 1

By David Wulff, AIA I have written on various design subjects in the past. I thought it might be a good idea to give some ideas on ways you can save on your remodeling project. There are a number of ideas, so I…

Aug
31

The arts…The art of music

By Mary Karr Music is an art form that touches virtually all our lives most every day.  Its major purpose is entertainment, and it comes in many forms performed in many ways.  For just our listening pleasure it may be performed in concerts…

Aug
31

From the pastor’s desk…Suggestions for a brighter future

Have you ever noticed how many lists of ten we encounter in our daily lives? There are the Top Ten of the music charts, the Ten Greatest Hitters of All Time, the Ten Richest Persons in the World, and so on. “Ten” is…

Aug
31

Digging up family roots… The family wreathe Bill Miller Sometimes when you are digging up family roots you find the roots all tied in a knot, which you cannot untwist. That is when your computer says, “This does not compute!” and you say,…

Aug
31

Pickle juice – a power player?

By Billie and Robert Nicholson Do you have a jar of pickle juice sitting in your refrigerator with one last pickle in it or just plain empty? Wondering what to do with it? Don’t just pour it down the drain. Pickle juice has…

Aug
31

Choose to be thankful!

By Mitsi Chorak The volunteers at the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge are very thankful people! And why wouldn’t we be? We live in a gorgeous area, maintain a beautiful flowering bridge, with the Rocky Broad River running under us, the majestic Chimney Rock…

Aug
31

Green thumb gardening…Fall planting for spring blooms

By Debbie Clark It is that time of year when the packaged spring flowering bulbs start appearing in the stores. If you want spring blooms, fall is the time to plant. When purchasing bulbs, look for bulbs that are large, firm and plump…

Aug
31

Deborah’s delights…Falling back to comfort foods! 

By Deborah Eisenhut Autumn is a busy season with back to school and football,  plans for putting the yard to “bed” and many other “cooler weather” projects.  We know winter is coming and the really busy months of holidays ahead but we are…

Aug
31

Fishin’…Cooling off and slowing down!

By Michael Lewis It was a hot and wet summer with the fishing being really good from spring to the middle of the summer even through the flooding. Then it just changed. The fish were chasing bait everywhere! We caught fish on rubber…