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On May 21st at 5:30 pm, there will be a Fundraiser Indian Dinner with cultural presentations of Tibetan Buddhist Thangka Painting and an Indian Dance Concert. The Lighthouse Chapel is located off Reasonover Road at 110 Terra Nova Lane, Cedar Mountain, NC. Contact: Tanamayi (“T”) at Details and reservations at


There will be a BBQ lunch fundraiser for and at the Cedar Mountain Fire Department on Saturday, May 27th. This fund raiser earns money for our fire department to purchase life-saving equipment. Donations are always welcome! Suggested donation is $15.00 per plate.


The first 2023 church service at the beautiful open-air Faith Memorial Chapel, located on Stone Lake Road in Cedar Mountain, will be on Sunday, May 28th at 11:00 AM. A different denomination is represented each week. The opening service will be by pastor, Dr. Leland Holland, of Rocky Hill BaptistChurch in Cedar Mountain. The Chapel holds church services from Memorial Day weekend through the Labor Day weekend


On Friday, August 11th, the attendees of the Mountain Gourd Gathering have been invited to a Fish Fry outdoors at the Creekside Market here in Cedar Mountain! Music will be provided too. Dinner starts at 6:00PM. The Fish Fry is also open to the public, so mark your calendar for a fun night of good food and great fellowship with gourd art enthusiasts visiting from all over the Southeast Wendy, of Creekside, would like a head-count if possible. She can be reached at (828)885-2810.


There was a larger than normal crowd for the potluck Monday night. Lots of new faces. We nearly ran out of food and the serving tables were over laden with goodies.

Our program featured Tanamayi (Tah na mah yee?) from India and the Terra Nova Center. She acquainted us with some interesting Indian history and gave us a fascinating talk about Indian music and Indian dancing. She then gave us a captivating performance of native Indian dance. She received a tremendous ovation of appreciation that reverberated in the confines of our center.

Next we were treated to a geology presentation by Geologist, Quintin Overocker, of Brevard College who discussed the geology of our area and the Brevard Fault. He discussed the Geology of the “world” concentrating on the Southern Appalachians and Caesar's Head area. Mr. Overocker has a great sense of humor which made a possibly boring presentation a lot of fun.


League results for May 8: The game was Just Play Golf for the 15 women on the front nine. Winner: Georgia Osterc. Low net winner: Mel Kassab. Next week we play the back nine again. Come and join us next Monday. Sign in at 8:30 and pay fees at the clubhouse. Play starts at 9.


Happy Mother's Day this Sunday! I'll be at the 2:00 PM production of "Mama Mia" at the Brevard High School this Sunday.


Having recently attended my first gourd show for the year in Laurens, SC, I am anxious for the next, in Waynesville, NC from June 6-10th. You can view all the many classes day-by-day on their web site: Watch for more gourd news next week.


A mini-workshop & social hour called "Family History" is held in the Brevard library every third Thursday of the month at 1:00PM upstairs in the North Carolina Room. The program on May 18th is "Find A Grave".

Craft workshops for adults are on the 4th Tuesdays in the Rogow Room, at 6:00PM. The next workshop will be the making of a "Glass Marble Sun Catcher" on May 23rd. This is a free class; register now online or by calling the library at (828)884-3151.

Fun for children is two events: "Paws & Pages" encourages young children to read to a well-behaved dog in the library! This happens the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00PM. The next session is May 17th. Only pre-approved dogs are allowed in this program. Another fun time is "LEGO Night"; held on the 4th Monday of the month at 6:00PM, children ages K-5th grade can enjoy creative play by building from a monthly theme or free building. Caregivers are encouraged to attend with their youngsters. The Library supplies the LEGO's. The next theme is "Fairy Tales & Castles" and will be at 6:00PM on Monday, May 22nd.

Contact our fabulous Library by calling (828)884-3151. There are many more things to enjoy!


Our own Rob Travis (from Cedar Mountain,) who opened Blue Moon Gallery on East Main Street year's ago, showcasing his remarkable photography along with other artist's work, has opened a new store next to the UPS store and Food Lion. It is called "Blue Moon Metal Prints" and what Rob does on metal is incredible! Other printing and custom gift items are available too. Visit Rob's new venture at You're invited to the Grand Opening of this new business on Friday May 12th from 2-4 PM.


My oldest granddaughter Cassi Hye Harris is graduating from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA this month. The whole family is excited to celebrate with Cassi on this fine achievement! She is staying at Liberty for another year or two to earn her Master's degree in Hospital Administration. Congratulations Cassi!


If you have graduates to celebrate, up-coming birthdays or anniversaries, out-of-town guests, etc. please let me know at:


Save the date! Come to the 100-Year-Old Songs Summer Sing-Along to welcome the summer season. Sing the songs your grandparents sang long ago, including lots of “rounds.”

Our annual summer event is held at Historic McGaha Chapel (1872) on Saturday, June 3 at 2:30 PM. The Historic McGaha Chapel is located along Highway 276 South at Cedar Mountain, across from Sherwood Forest. Look for signs for parking. A shuttle service to the Chapel is provided for those who don’t wish to walk. The singing lasts for 45 minutes, then we retreat to a watermelon slicing on the grounds just outside the Chapel. Nothing could be finer, indeed! Shared by Patty Stahl

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

We are finally looking into replacing our claw foot tub and remodeling the primary bath. If any one is interested in the claw foot tub, let me know. We are in our well-advanced second childhood and not as surefooted as we used to be. There is nothing to grasp while showering and that makes it hazardous. The new bath will have a walk in shower with a seat and glass doors. No more shower curtains! We are also looking forward to having a designated cabinet for towels and bath items too.

We are prepping for our fishing trip at the end of the month. My honey’s fly rod needs new “string” for example. I use an old fashioned rod and reel. Someone asked what we were fishing for and I said “whatever bites the hook”. We are taking an extra cooler in case we get really lucky. I am just looking forward to a couple of nice fish dinners and some relaxation.


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