Here Comes Summer

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May
1

Your Chamber at work…The Chamber charges ahead!

By Tommy Hartzog Exec. Dir., HNG Chamber of Commerce Greetings to all and THANK YOU for your faith in us and your continued support of the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber. Here is an update on some of the things we are working on.…

May
1

For the collector…U.S. Proof & Mint Coin Sets—Should I Buy Them?

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…

May
1

‘Talkin’ Trash Team

With trash piling up on the roadside of Boys Camp Road, neighbors took it upon themselves to organize and take care of it. And as you can see in the photo, they certainly did with more than 20 bags of trash collected.  Thanks…

May
1

Real estate market watch…The future is bright for area real estate

By Julie McKinney The Hickory Nut Gorge is alive and well!  Having survived what seemed a very long winter that began with the now infamous Party Rock Fire and the level of Lake Lure having been down twice the normal draw-down amount, residents…

May
1

Call the Midwife!

By Bill Miller Perhaps I should dedicate this article to my wife because she inspired it, accidently. She was sharing stories from her latest “favorite book” by Patricia Harman, “The Reluctant Midwife.” As usual, I responded with, “We have a midwife in our…

May
1

Health matters…What do I need to know about COPD?

By Joyce McCain Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. Usually caused by smoking, COPD results in damage to the lungs over many years. Airways to the lungs become narrow, making it hard to breathe.…

May
1

Laughter is the Sun…

By Mary Reitano Spring and summer can be wonderful times to enjoy laughter.  The weather improves, people play outdoors, take vacations, relax, and spend time with family and friends.  Victor Hugo wrote that “laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human…

Apr
30

Wine and vine…To Muscat, or not to Muscat?

By Justin Taylor The world of wine grape varietals is very extensive as has been previously discussed in the Wine and Vine.  Among some of the standards most of us are familiar with are Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, and Pinot Noir for example.  But…

Apr
30

Built to last…Color My World

By David Wulff, AIA I was reading an article this past week regarding colors.  Now, we all know there are an infinite number of colors, not to mention sheen (you know, gloss, semi-gloss, flat, etc.).  Naming colors is something else.  I have always…

Apr
30

Deborah’s delights…Crazy for salad

By Deborah Eisenhut I have to admit that I am crazy for salad.  When I was growing up “salad” was potato, slaw, egg, tuna or bean for us kids while the grown-ups ate “fancy” Caesar and Cobb and Crab Louis salads.   But when visiting…