Summer`s Story

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Apr
30

Hot Diggity Dog fundraiser

The Fairfield Mountain Volunteer Fire Department is having a Hot Dog Dinner on Saturday, May 29th,  2021 from 4pm to 7pm. Dinner will include hot dogs, sauerkraut, baked beans, chips, dessert, and drinks. The dinner will be held at the Fairfield Mountains Fire…

Apr
30

“Say it with a brick” update

It was a great success! Volunteers sold over 61 bricks during the limited-time special promotion for the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge.  The newly purchased bricks are already cemented in the pathway and the remainder of those ordered will be in place by the…

Apr
30

Technically Speaking…Socially distanced gives way to Social Media again

By Scott Baughman Vaccines for the Coronavirus are rolling out and so are we as we slowly ease back into life and taking a few road trips. Summer is right around the corner and you’re daydreaming about chilling at the beach, skiing across…

Apr
30

From the Librarian…Books & Bites and summer delights

By Maria Davis Mountains Branch Library Branch Manager Life seems to be getting back to normal and we couldn’t be more excited! We are seeing more people in Mountains Branch Library – regular patrons, new patrons, and visitors alike – and more people…

Apr
30

Your Voice…The Olympiad is back

by Bob Keith The corona virus has taken its toll on activities and events in our community for over a year and a half. One after another, cancelled were the Polar Plunge, Dirty Dancing Festival, the Chamber Gala, the Arts Festival, and many…

Apr
30

Talkin’ trash 2021

Boys Camp Road in Lake Lure is approximately 2.5 miles long from The Flowering Bridge to where it splits on to Village Boulevard and Cut Away.  This stretch of town road now has 20 full bags of trash LESS than it did before.…

Apr
30

Your Chamber at Work…Let’s get outside

by Laura Doster  Executive Director Spring is here and you can feel the energy as our outdoor views are transformed.  Your Chamber has been hard at work . . . in the office, out of the office and working from our homes.  …

Apr
30

Comings and Goings…Days of vacation are upon us — enjoy these seasons

by Jean Gordon With the dawning of May and saying goodbye to the unpredictable weather in April, we can enjoy the last days of spring while anticipating the first days of summer. In just 50 days spring will be history and the summer…

Apr
30

Digging Up Family Roots… The Indians’ attorney

by Bill MillerOur 7th great-grandfather, Benjamin Hawes, was a very impressive guy. First, he was the great-grandson of our Mayflower great-grandparents, John and Elizabeth Howland. Second, he was a man of prominence in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, one of my favorite places. The…

Apr
30

Big Ideas for Small Businesses…Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Isn’t Just For Big Business

by Teri A. Coutu Recently, I was on a call with several small business owners who were sharing their frustrations about the lack of professionalism on their team. Some employees were known for constantly blaming others; some had emotional outbursts; some were easily…