One Day At A Time

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Aug
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Comings and Goings…Playing in the creek — a part of growing up

by Jean Gordon Did anyone else play in the creek? As a child growing up in the country, the creek was often the rest and relaxation place for my sisters and I. After a busy week in the garden, picking blackberries or cleaning…

Aug
31

Health Matters…If it makes you sick…

By Dr. Max Hammonds Many years ago, a book was published “Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” It contained some of the simple rules of life that we all learned when we were very young. “Hold hands when crossing the…

Aug
31

Chimney Rock State Park News…Top parking lot construction transformation

By Nick Stauber Public Relations Manager Over the past seven months, construction crews have been relentlessly working on the reconstruction of the top parking lot and retaining wall. These photos help showcase the transformation of this structure and the progress made. We are…

Aug
31

Wine and Vine…Fall foliage and wine folly

by Justin Taylor The seasonal change always wakes up your inner clock to remind you just how fast a year can flash before your eyes.  It seems that Spring is the season for new beginnings and a fresh start for the wild world…

Aug
31

Built to Last…Front door guests / Back door friends

By David H. Wulff, AIA  Front doors and back doors.  Why is there a difference?  Traditionally the front door is the entrance we see in the pictures of homes.  There are many types of main entrances to a home.  Some are very formal. …

Aug
31

Real Estate Market Watch…It’s a sellers’ market

by Wes and Cathy Cleary Oh, if there were only more hours in the day! It has been a whirlwind once stay-at-home orders lifted. Buyer demand is very high, and those who are coming to the area are determined to put something under…

Aug
31

Barn Yoga…without the barn

By Moe Bay  It goes without saying that if you are a person practicing the art and philosophy of yoga, you would generally be sensitive to the current guidelines for gatherings.  That meant that The Barn itself was overly confining for our bi-weekly…

Aug
31

Confessions of a Cookieholic

By Bryant Williams I’ve never met a cookie that didn’t smile at me, And invite me to reach for one, or two, or maybe even three.I try not to discriminate, and treat them all the same,Whether Oreos, or Ginger Snaps, or the ones of…

Aug
31

Birding…Red-winged Blackbird

by Larry Czajkoski The Red-winged Blackbird’s name succinctly describes the male’s handsome plumage.  I was able to photograph this male in Lake Lure this past May.  The conk-a-ree call of the male red-winged blackbird fills the air over marshes and fields all across…

Aug
31

St. Luke’s Urology Associates is now open and serving the Carolina Foothills

By Michelle Fortune, St. Luke’s Hospital CEO Urinary incontinence profoundly affects the well-being and quality of life of individuals who struggle daily with challenging medical issues. Some respected studies have shown that incontinence increases with age. The most recent data indicates that almost…