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July 2, 2016 Wayne Bishop, Country, classic rock


Annual Art in the Park to be held Saturday, July 9 from 10 – 4. Come out and enjoy a stroll along the strip between Connestee Falls Park and Connestee Falls Real Estate on Hwy 276 just South of Brevard – view the beautiful work done by The League’s (and others) artisans, visit with your neighbors, and perhaps find a lovely Christmas gift for that special person., Rain date – July 10 – same times. For more information call 883-8410

TALENT SHOW JULY 11TH Come out to the monthly community meeting and pot luck on Monday July 11th and enjoy the annual "Talent Night", an evening of fun and amazement. Bring a covered-dish to share and your neighbor too; arrive by 6:15pm to eat at 6:30. The show will begin around 7:00pm, and you won't want to miss it. You can showcase your talent on this night too. To sign up, or for more information, call Christine Pace at (828)885-2103 or email her at She promises to NOT play her harmonica if she gets at least a dozen acts.


Both the Cedar Mountain Community Center and Whistlestop Produce are collecting Cans for the Community. Pet food is also needed along with pantry items such as cereal, sugar & flour. Bottled foods such as ketchup, mayonnaise etc. are also welcomed. Foods slightly past their “sell by” dates are acceptable. Look for the big blue tubs at both sites.

FREE PARKWAY BOOKLETS AT CHANGES IN ALTITUDE The new Parkway booklets are in and available for free at the "Changes In Altitude" gift shop across Hwy. 276 from the Cedar Mountain Fire Department. Cedar Mountain Cafe has a limited number of copies too.


3-3-3 Combo, front 9 - Team of Vicky Anthony & Rita Schiff – 31


Call Facility Events Coordinator, Deborah Perkins, at 828-885-7878 for information or reservations.


The bookmobile comes to the Cedar Mountain Community Center from 4-6 pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month.


Cedar Mountain Community website is The website has a wealth of information about Cedar Mountain; a list of businesses and attractions, a calendar of events for the area and much more.


The Solomon & Janie Jones Family reunion will be held this year at preacher L. Alton Taylor's home, which now belongs to Nancy & Allen Cadora, long-time summer folk who live here full time at last. Nancy Cadora is the daughter of Dixie Jones Lane, sister to Annie Jones Wickliffe & Vera Jones Stinson.

The family will join together this Saturday July 2nd, at noon, and share a meal (covered dish please) and many memories. Preacher Taylor's home is now called "The Happy Place" and is located at 73 Jane's Lane off Solomon Jones Road in Cedar Mountain, NC. For more information please call Nancy at (404) 315-1199 or you may email her at: "We welcome all family, close friends and kissin' cousins." says Nancy.


A long-overdue Heath Family reunion will be held on Sunday July 11th at 1:00pm in the Family Life Center building next to Rocky Hill Baptist church, 10811 Greenville Hwy (Hwy. 276) Cedar Mountain, NC. The phone number there is (828)862-5611. For information beforehand please call Joe Earl Pace at (828)885-2103 or email Please bring a covered dish to share, any old photos and plenty of memories. Many thanks to Tommy Taylor of Effingham, SC and Cedar Mountain ("Sun River") who is organizing this event.


July 4th, 2016 will mark the 240th anniversary of when the original thirteen colonies declared their independence from Britain in 1776. Happy birthday America. Currently serving in the US Navy, Adam Pace, will celebrate his birthday July 7th. Adam is Joe Pace's grandson who is stationed in Kentucky at present. Other birthdays include Michael West on the 3rd, Sherry Brown July 7th, her son Cameron July 25th, Myron Bishop July 8th. Hailey Mulenex July 20th, Lorrie Smith July 22nd and Rosemary Lee Carter July 31st.


Clyde and Patty Stahl July 2nd; John & Hilda Riddick July 28th; Dr. Leland & Deborah Holland July 28th; George & Nancy Mayer 30th; Joe Earl Pace & Christine celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary on July 14th. "Wonder how many remember our wedding day at Pretty Place on a rainy day?" asks Christine. Let us know if you have a special day in July to celebrate.

VBS AT CEDAR MOUNTAIN HOUSE Residents of the Cedar Mountain House enjoyed a one-day vacation bible school on June 20th, put on by Joy Murr and others from the Rocky Hill Baptist Church Missions Committee. David Brown, retired forest supervisor of the DuPont State Forest provided a hand-built butterfly house to go with the theme of "Signs of Butterfly's & Caterpillars". Two residents of the Cedar Mountain House created and took part in a play of this name. "Hope" and "Grace" were caterpillars that turned into butterflies, while another butterfly, "Faith", played by Joy Murr acted out the play for many delighted residents and other on-lookers. Residents enjoyed music, crafts and food during their VBS. The butterfly house can be viewed at the Cedar Mountain House. Many thanks to the Missions Committee of Rocky Hill baptist church.

VBS AT ROCKY HILL JULY 24TH The vacation bible school theme at Rocky Hill Baptist church this year is "Submerged" and is again lead by Patty Stahl and a host of volunteers. Kick-off will begin with a fun slip 'n slide at 5:00pm on Sunday July 24th, with a family hot dog supper following. Children should be dropped off by 6:30pm and picked up at 8:30pm the rest of the week through Thursday July 28th. Crafts, music, fun & games and learning are all a part of this popular vacation bible school for children. For more information you may call Pastor Leland Holland at the Church, at (828)862-5611 and leave your name & number for someone from the VBS team to get back in touch with you.

CHRISTINE'S CORNER Hubby and I will be attending both of the aforementioned family reunions this month. I am a descendant of Solomon Jones the "Road builder", and Joe is from the Heath family. Add to this the exciting Talent Night at the community center on July 11th and we have a very busy month.

With the high temps last week I decided to bring out the plastic kiddie pool for "Burley", my big golden retriever. He knew immediately it was for him, and he jumped right in before the pool was an inch deep. He rolled and played and jumped in and out and just had a great time. I was soaked head to toes. When the pool was about 4 inches deep I turned off the water and decided to wade in myself. I was trying to show our other smaller pups what fun it is. Sure enough I had Jack and Bo in before long, but little Jill quickly left the area. I found her curled up on Joe's lap later. Both dry.

At the end of the day I dumped the water evenly on the grass who thanked me for that. We need rain. And cooler temps. But we sure have it well here in Cedar Mountain after all, don't we?

On another note, I found just enough time to finish a painting I did on an old window from the Jackson Summerfield Heath ("Squire Heath") home which was built on Haskel Jones Road over 100 year's ago. It is no longer there, however my brother-in-law Doug had saved this window and so I painted a scene with a likeness of the old home and barn on it, and surprised Doug with it for his birthday.

Niece Jeanne Hayes gave Doug some old family photos, which Doug loves to get, and niece Patty Stahl made him a tall, delicious German Chocolate cake; one of Doug's favorites. He received many gifts for his 78th birthday. Doug's daughter Regina Pace presented her dad with a home-made coconut cream cake, the same recipe she used in a recent baking contest in which she won second place. I think Doug was well-celebrated.

Lastly, I was missing seeing the many lovely chickens that would be peeking near, but never IN, the road most days as I drove home. Seeing the owner on Sunday I asked her about them, and she said she is getting so many grandchildren she no longer had the time to devote to this large lot of layers. "They are living at a neighbor's house now." she replied. This neighbor lives far off the road so I may not see them anymore. They were really egg-stra special.


My sister, Kay from Florida, will be visiting this week and I am scratching my head for things to do that we haven’t already. My Niece and family will be at Lake Lure for the week of the 4th and we are planning to go tubing on the Davidson River. I hope we get more rain but not enough to make tubing dangerous. Last time I went the water was so shallow I kept bumping my rump on the rocks. It was a hoot though and we made several trips.

Someone asked about my Kallie Kat. She is fine but has pretty much decided she’d rather be an indoor cat again. She wouldn’t come and was left outside all night recently. Maybe a bad experience made her rethink her outside adventures.

What’s happening with you or in the community? We’d love to hear about it if you would like to share. All news for next week must be received by Monday evening in order to be published in the Thursday edition of the Transylvania Times

Please email with any news or questions.

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