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As a service to the community, the CM Community center now has WiFi and cell service available to the public. The area covered is the building and front parking lot all the way down to the end of the Sports Court. No passwords are needed.


On Tuesday US Congressman Mark Meadows presented Cedar Mountain Fire/Rescue with a check for nearly $ 50,000. This award was from The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The funds will be used for the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment for the firefighters.

The grant will provide 95% of the funding with CMFR matching the grant with the remaining 5% of the funding.

The funds will be used to purchase turnout gear and other personal protective equipment (PPE) for the firefighters replacing current gear that is at or nearing the end of its certification.

Congressman Meadows is shown in CMFRD’s Rescue ATV with Eli Leonard age 10 and Sam Leonard age 9 and Lily Morgan age 6. Their mothers Martha Leonard and Sarah Morgan are fire department volunteers. Congressman Meadows promised the children special coins if they would have their mothers email him.

Chief David Summey and Chaplin Don Greene are pictured accepting the check.


Directors serve 2 year terms with half being elected in even numbered years and the other half in odd numbered years. Re-elected to 2 year terms were: Jimmy Jones, David Gerken, Eric Stephenson and Alicia Snipes.

The Board met and elected the following Board Officers for the next year: President – Jimmy Jones, Vice President – Jim Dunlap, Secretary/Treasurer – Gina Summey.


Fire prevention officer, Michael Snipes, reminds us that CMFRD provides free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and will even install them for you for free. For information call Michael Snipes at 828-577-7061 or email


The Center is developing a 2016 Calendar consisting of photos from the Cedar Mountain Area. The deadline for submissions is Friday July 3, 2015. Calendars should be available for sale at our August 10th potluck.

Entries are open to all. Photos must be of the Cedar Mountain Area. Subject matter can include: sights, events, history, etc. No people please. Digital photos are preferred. JPEGS will be accepted by email submission for review. A high resolution image will be needed if your submission is selected.

To submit an entry, email the image to Photos may also be submitted by mail to: Cedar Mountain Community Center, Calendar Committee, PO. Box 152, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718.


The Cedar Mountain Epicenter is growing! Peyre and Aleshka Cleveland have begun a new business venture with the Cedar Mountain Canteen! You have probably seen all the activity at the business park as the two of them along with Aleshka's brother Jhanek Szypulski and Peyre's cousin James Cleveland have been hard at work renovating the space. Their shop will carry snacks and sundries for locals and tourists alike; ranging from ice cream, chips and sodas to bug spray, bike tires, and T-shirts. They will also have a rotating variety of 6 local craft beers on tap and wines available by the glass or bottle. They have created a wonderful bier garden for patrons to relax in and enjoy their snacks and beverages - complete with German style picnic tables, creek frontage ambiance, and even an inviting swimming hole for adults to wade in and kids to splash in! Their Grand opening is this weekend just in time for another All American Fourth of July Celebration here in Cedar Mtn. Everyone is invited to stop in and check out the new Cedar Mountain Canteen!


Winners were announced at the annual League Luncheon held on Wed., June 24. The annual show is a judged show and includes a variety of mediums such as fiber art, acrylic, oil, pastel, water color, collage and colored pencil. This year the judge made the comment that it was the first time she felt compelled to award 10 honorable mentions because there were just that many works that kept coming back to her mind.

Best in Show was awarded to Suzanne Sanger “In the Souk”

First Place: Cindy Jednaszewski “Grandma and Grandpa”; Second Place: Jean Frederick “Ladies on Parade”; Third Place; Linda Richardson “Walking Buddies”; Fourth Place; Barbara Walter “Sunlight & Shadow.

The Annual Art in the Park will take place again this year July 11 from 10 – 4 on the strip between Connestee Real Estate and Top of the Falls Real Estate adjacent to Connestee Falls Park on Route 276 just south of Brevard. Many artisans will be out showing their works for sale. This is a good time to be looking for unusual gifts. Jewelry, wood carving, metal work, and paintings are among the scheduled participants.

In addition to annual exhibits, Connestee Art League always has a full schedule of demonstrations by artists in their special expertise. On July 20th Lorelle Bacon will demo her scratch-board techniques. Following the meeting demo an afternoon workshop is scheduled. In August Kurt Weiser will work in pastels, September Cheryl Keefer will be working in oil and watercolor showing Reflective Light in Paintings. The rest of the year’s demos include cold wax encaustic, and 3 dimensional fused glass.

The League's meetings are held on the 3rd Monday morning of each month at 10 AM in the Lounge at the Connestee Falls Clubhouse. Guests are always welcome and on a space available basis for workshops. For further information call 884-7462


Our annual fundraiser Chicken Dinner will be held at the Community Center Saturday July 25th from 5 – 7pm. $10 adults, $6 for children.


There are very few tables left for our next flea market Saturday August 15th. With the CMF/RD BBQ and the Mountain Gourd Gathering, a good crowd is expected. There is no table rental fee. We ask that 10% of your sales benefit the community center.

Call 877-5407 for table reservations and information.


Pink Ball Rotates - Front 9 -team of Georgia Osterc, Gloria Clouse and Sylvia Ronneburger - 38; Low Net - Katie Averitt - 21; Low Gross - Katie Averitt - 31


Monday and Wednesday, 10:30-11:30am - 6 classes 7/13, 15, 20, 22, 27, and 29. No classes on 6/1, 6, 8. If you have any question, please call Hiro at 553-1164.


The bookmobile visits the Cedar Mountain Community Center from 4-6pm on the second Thursday each month.


With a capacity of 160 (75 seated) and a commercial style kitchen our center is the perfect place for your small reception, party, business meeting and other activities. It can also be used as a dressing room for outdoor weddings. Call Deborah Perkins at 885-7878 to reserve the center.



My apologies to those who tried to Google Brevard Recycle. It should have read Brevard Freecycle. If that doesn’t work try Guess I needed a second cup of coffee.

I’m pooped. I now have exercise classes 5 days in a row. Mon, Wed and Fri at Rocky Hill’s Family Life Center and Tue and Thurs at TRH Rehab. I hope to see some results some time soon.

If you have a tale to tell or news you would like to share please email it to me at or call 828-877-5407. All news must be received by Monday evening each week for inclusion in the Thursday edition of the Transylvania Times. Ads for businesses can only be included if they are offering a new service, photography display, change of business hours, etc. Nonprofit organizations such as the community center and fire department are exceptions to the rule.

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