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

From the librarian… Reading is just the beginning

By Joy Sharp Maxwell Mountains Branch Librarian   Though spring has sprung and there is so much going on at your Mountains Branch Library, let’s not forget what has happened while we were shivering in January and February! We thank Maria Davis from…

Feb
28

Becky Cook’s book review…The Summer of The Great-Grandmother

I haven’t been a great grandmother long. It’s quite an amazing hat to wear. Knowing that, you can perhaps appreciate why a certain book caught my eye when I was recently “sorting-and-purging” my book shelves. Here we are in the year 2018. Our…

Feb
28

Real estate market watch…Lake Lure Area Real Estate Trending Upward

  By Julie McKinney For this edition’s column I’m going to let numbers speak louder than words. With the first opportunity to report on the 2017 market, it seemed appropriate to give a summary of real estate activity for the past three years.…

Feb
28

Birding…Tufted Titmouse

By Larry Czajkoski From deep mixed woods to rural backyards, this friendly and active little bird makes itself at home throughout the year throughout all of North Carolina. It is noisy and sociable, quite tame in human company, and fearless among other small…

Feb
28

State projects continue at Chimney Rock

Connector stairs, elevator work nears completion By Landdis Hollifield Spring is right around the corner and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is happy to share that state contractors are making great progress on some of the Park’s ongoing projects. One of…

Feb
28

Green thumb gardening…Growing a garden from seed

                                                                          By                                                                 Debbie Clark It’s that time of year when the seed and plant catalogs arrive in the mail. The catalogs entice us with pictures of beautiful plants. So many plants to choose from and not enough money. Why not start…

Feb
28

Digging Up Family Roots…David Jones, Welch Pioneer

By Bill Miller As I listened to the Mexican laborers building new homes around us speaking in their native tongue and singing music from Mexico in Spanish, it made me reflect on the fact that our families came to America as immigrants. As…

Feb
28

Recycle with home made organic fertilizers in your spring garden

By Billie and Robert Nicholson   Spring is in the air and your garden is waiting. Deciding what your garden will look like requires a plan and is almost without limit. We compost in our garden year round and this keeps our worms…

Feb
28

Deborah’s delights…Ready, set, SPRING!

By Deborah Eisenhut Isn’t it about time for a big “R” festival?  You know the springtime one where daffodils and robins kick up whatever snow might be left and the sunshine shows us renewal and regrowth in slow motion…. It is one of…

Feb
28

The spirit of giving back: how a community of volunteers impacts the Lake Lure Olympiad sports weekend

By Heather Meech  For thirteen years, the scenic small towns of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock have been the host of the Lake Lure Olympiad. It is Western North Carolina’s premier destination sports event, attracting over 1,200 participants of all ages and levels…