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PUBLIC MEETING AT CEDAR MOUNTAIN CAFE The Transylvania County Library is hosting a gathering at the Cedar Mountain Cafe on Wednesday March 8th at 5:30 pm. This event is free and local residents are encouraged to come out and offer input on your ideas of what role the county library can play to help our community. The library will be going to various communities to collect ideas to see what is needed, wanted, or would most benefit county residents.

Maureen Sullivan will facilitate the discussion, which is expected to last approximately 90 minutes. No meals will be offered by the restaurant though there will be hors d'oeuvres. Please call ahead to reserve your space at (828)884-3151 ext. 4 or email them at by February 27th.

BLOOD DRIVE SATURDAY The Cedar Mountain Fire Department and the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive this Saturday February 25th from 8:30am to 12:30pm.


The Cedar Mountain Fire/Rescue Auxiliary will be holding a fundraiser for the department on March 11th from 8am to 11am.

WELCOME NEW RESIDENTS. We have brand new, full-time residents of Cedar Mountain. Hailing from Pennsylvania; please welcome Rodney & Vicki McDowell, and their 10-week-old Labradoodle puppy "Paisley" to beautiful Cedar Mountain. They have 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren who will be visiting our area in the future and enjoying the hiking & biking, shopping & dining, and everything else our community has to offer. If you don't get to meet them before the community meetings begin again, in April, we'll make sure you do then.Christine Pace visited with Vicki last weekend and says she'll soon make friends of everyone who meets her. "She is an adorable lady and looks too young, like me” says Christine (ahem) to have so many grandchildren."

TURN ON YOUR RADIO Rocky Hill Baptist Church broadcasts their Sunday morning service on radio station 87.9 FM live from 11 am to noon. There is about a 2-mile range in the signal. If you're unable to make it to your church service on Sunday, please tune in Dr, Leland Holland for your weekly inspiration.

UPDATE ON JOE Those keeping up with 81-year-old Joe Earl Pace will be happy to know he was able to receive his two day's of chemo treatments this last week, so is back on schedule. We are hoping that he will get a break from chemotherapy infusions for the summer after his 82nd birthday in April.


A reminder, as it is a "milestone" year, to tell Jane Van Hook a big Happy Birthday if you see her this week. She heads up two kitchens in Cedar Mountain as a volunteer, whenever needed. That is at the Cedar Mountain Community Center monthly meetings and at Rocky Hill Baptist Church. And a great big "Thank you" to Jane.


Find out all about Cedar Mountain at our website Items included are a list of businesses and attractions along with a calendar of events for the area. You may also reserve your rental date online. All proceeds from the rental of the community center go to improving, maintaining and promoting the community center and community activities.


Call now to reserve while your date is still available. Call Facility Events Coordinator, Deborah Perkins, at 828-885-7878 for information or reservations.


My neighbor (JG) is such an inspiration. I like to repurpose and recycle things as much as possible and she came up with some great ideas for my old mailbox. I considered transforming it into a bird house, but it is a big mailbox and would have to be a mini condominium. Another idea was to use it as a wastebasket. I decided instead to convert it to an umbrella or walking stick stand. So happens my umbrella, walking stick and cane all fit nicely in it inside my front door. Now I have to get creative and decorate it. A yellow mailbox (on end) by my front door kinda’ sticks out but maybe that’s OK.

What’s happening with you or in the community? We’d love to hear what’s going on, if you would like to share.

All news for next week has to be received by Tuesday evening in order to be published in the Thursday edition of the Transylvania Times. Please send all news to

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