Summer On!

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There’s not enough time for picnics

by Jean Gordon It’s been a long time ago now it seems that I fell in love with picnics.  I was a third grader at Shiloh Elementary School near Rutherfordton when my mother packed banana sandwiches in brown paper bags early one morning…

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The arts…Summertime art

by Mary Karr It now is summertime and living in the south is magical especially for artists who have waited months to move outside to paint.  We understand and appreciate how Impressionism arose.  These artists pursued their own experiments by lightening their palettes…

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Raptor Center grand opening

Raptor Center Grand Opening Ceremony Friday, May 17, 2019 marked a major milestone for Lake Lure Classical Academy (LLCA) with the Grand Opening Ceremony for the nearly 20,000-square-foot Raptor Center. Hundreds gathered to join in the festivities and witness the official ribbon cutting ceremony.  The…

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Snake whisperer

                                                                                         by Florence Mayberry It was 10:30 p.m. the night before Mother’s Day. I was preparing for bed and as I crossed the pathway that led to my bedroom I noted a long brown cord-like something lying across the threshold and part…

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Habitat at Home: A Bee-utiful Backyard

More Than Honey Bees North Carolina is home to hundreds of native bees – and the honey bee isn’t one of them! In fact, the honey bee we know and love is originally from Europe! Most native bees here in WNC are solitary bees, or…

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Deborah’s delights…Peachy watermelon summertime blues

by Deborah Eisenhut Coming up soon is National Blueberry Day & next month are National Watermelon & Peach Days, so in this special issue of The Mountain Breeze, I am honoring three of the best summertime fruits. All are very nutritious, hydrating &…

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Lake Lure Flowering Bridge…Ahh, summer!

by Mitsi Chorak Summer is a wonderful time of year, full of activities with family and friends.  With the many things to do in this area, don’t forget to add the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge to your To Do list.  The Lake Lure…

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Barn Yoga

                     by Maureen Bay It’s called “Barn Yoga” because it’s held in a barn!  Of course this is no ordinary barn and this is no ordinary yoga class.  The structure is a beautifully built timber frame space that overlooks a celestial pond and…

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Real estate market watch…The lure of the lake and the Hickory Nut Gorge

by Julie McKinney If you’re lucky enough to be visiting the area this summer, you may find yourself falling in love – with the area and lifestyle, that is! It’s obvious that Lake Lure is a gorgeous mountain lake, but you’ll discover it’s…

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For the collector…U.S. proof & mint coin sets

By Robert Taylor The U.S. Mint began making proof coin sets for the public beginning in 1936.  They were unique in that each set contained a mirror image quality coin for each denomination such as the 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 cent…