The Best Summer Ever

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Jul
1

Your Chamber at work…The awesome power of unification

By Tommy Hartzog Executive Director, Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber of Commerce Your Chamber was reformed four years ago after a two to three year shut down. A group of citizens worked for over a year to reorganize and restructure the organization’s mission to…

Jul
1

Real estate market watch…Falling in love with Lake Lure 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…

Jul
1

Built to last…Eye candy is not quality

By David Wulff, AIA Many times you hear home buyers observe that “it is a quality home because it has granite counters and crown molding”. All I can say to that is “hmmm”. Often when home buyers describe the quality of a home,…

Jul
1

The elusive quality of joy

By Mary Reitano “The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter and the spirit heals with joy.” (Proverb) For many of us, summer vacations are a source of moments of joy. Whether appreciating a beautiful landscape, playing with the kids or…

Jul
1

Health matters…Lowering Your Risk for Lung Cancer

by Steve O’Kelley Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, killing more people than colon, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers combined. Eighty-five percent of lung cancer cases occur in current or former smokers. Fortunately, this disease is…

Jul
1

Brown Thrasher

By Larry Czajkoski A member of the Thrush family, the Brown Thrasher is cinnamon-brown above with white wing bars, heavily streaked below with a long tail and slightly curved bill. Nearly a foot long, the Brown Thrasher is a strong handsome bird with…

Jul
1

Digging up family roots…Life behind the moat

By Bill Miller It happens to most of us, that what we do sometimes contradicts what we believe. Some people make it a life-style, some call it hypocrisy and others call it sin, but whatever it is, my 13th great-grandfather had a bad…

Jun
30

Jim Proctor, local history maker

By Dave Leestma As The Mountain Breeze celebrates its 30th anniversary year serving the greater Lake Lure area, we are recognizing local history makers for each of our 2017 Breeze editions. Jim Proctor certainly qualifies as one. Here is his story, a short…

Jun
30

Technically Speaking…Apps to make your summer sizzle

By Scott Baughman With Independence Day behind us and nothing but the dog days of summer in August ahead of us, it’s clear that we’re in the height of vacation season here in Lake Lure. So what’s a technophile like myself (and yourself,…

Jun
30

From the librarian…Well hello summer!

By Joy Maxwell Sharp, Mountains Branch Librarian Summertime at Mountains Branch Library means Summer Reading for kids and grown-ups alike. Summer Reading registration took place in June, however families can still attend any of the fifteen different programs at all three Rutherford County…