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If your mouth isn’t watering now it soon will be. The Cedar Mountain Community Center will be hosting a Crockpot Cook-off on Saturday, February 5. Sampling begins at 5:30 pm.

Contestants; please have your Crockpots plugged in and ready to serve by 5:15 pm. Any dish that can be cooked in a Crockpot is acceptable, such as soups, chili, desserts, pot roast, BBQ, etc. A $5.00 donation is requested. You will receive a ticket to vote on your favorite Crockpot entry. Awards will be presented to the top 3 contestants.

If you would like to bring a copy of your recipe or ingredients, we will display it with your entry. It is also helpful to those who may have food allergies. See you there.


Blood banks are reportedly at a critical low point across Western North Carolina. Elective surgeries are being postponed because the blood has a more critical need elsewhere. Please come and do your part to lessen the demand.

The next blood drive will be held at the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Dept on Saturday, February 19th between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm. Appointments are recommended.


Attention Cedar Mountain HOAs, the Cedar Mountain Community Center needs to lock in your meeting dates for 2022 before the wedding bookings start conflicting with your request. HOAs, please send an email to with your proposed date and HOA contact as soon as possible.

CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace

I am writing this from my son’s home in Matthews, North Carolina. It’s Monday, so I hope to be home by Wednesday. I was concerned that not only would the projected snowfall trap me in my home for several days but that the power might go out due to heavy snow plus ice, equaling trees down! Luckily, I hear the power stayed on and no trees fell, at least not on any power lines. I’m praying none have fallen on my yard or, as two did a year ago, fall from my yard across my neighbor’s driveway.

If I’d known the power was going to stay on I would have stayed home. There’s plenty here for me to do! Yet I’m glad for the excuse to come and stay with my son & daughter-in-law & grandson. Here there was just a dusting of snow; you could still see the grass!

Some courageous folks trudged outside and posted beautiful photos of snow-covered yards in Cedar Mountain. One gal took amazing pictures at dusk in downtown Brevard on Sunday evening. My favorite was of O. P. Taylor’s toy store on the corner of Main & Broad streets! Not sure how she got there.

Hopefully, this is the biggest snowfall we’ll have this year. Praying I’ll be reading this in the Thursday edition of the Transylvania Times from the well-lit comfort of my home.

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

We are braving the elements to visit an ill friend out of state this week. Keep your fingers crossed that it is a safe trip.

My honey and I scooped a path to the car Monday but were wishing we’d taken a neighbor up on an offer to scoop for us. There was up to 12 inches of snow on the top and sides of the car. I let the car run with the heat on high for a while. Then the snow slid right off. It’s difficult to come to the realization that we need more help than we used to. The spirit is there but the body doesn’t always cooperate fully.

My birthday is the 22nd so my honey and I will be the same age again for a few months. I also found out my neighbors birthday is this week too. Happy birthday, Doug.

Snow photo by Linda Packer Young

Snowman photo by Ellen Pyron


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