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This Sunday, Faith Memorial Chapel welcomes The Rev. Canon Augusta Anne Anderson. Since arriving to the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina in 1999, Augusta has served as canon to the dean of Cathedral of All Souls, rector of St. Thomas in Burnsville, adjunct clergy at Trinity in Asheville, assistant rector at St. James in Black Mountain, and as rector at Transfiguration in Saluda.

Selections of music this Sunday will be provided by Lisa Browne Barksdale. Lisa, soprano, B.M. Furman University, M.M. Northwestern University, M.C.D. University of South Carolina, CCC-SLP, CMVT-MT, is a Lecturer in Music, Voice at Furman University and a Speech-Language Pathologist with Greenville ENT.


On Monday, August 14 there will be a 75th Anniversary Celebration. Patty Stahl’s and Beth Owings presentation on the history of the Cedar Mountain Community Center will follow the potluck. Items for the potluck need to be on the serving tables by 6:15 pm for serving at 6:30 pm. See you then.



The Mountain Heritage Festival is scheduled for Friday, August 4th with our standard dinner and music but with an added special cake auction. On Saturday, August 5th we will have a pancake breakfast, all types of displays and demonstrations for folks of all ages, a heritage lunch, and special music by a good band from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Our quilt group will be holding a "quilt bee" where folks can sit and sew if they wish or participate in a future historical quilt, a military exhibit, crafters, blacksmithing demonstrations, and water slide (with the help of the fire department) for the children.

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The Eastatoe Community Center is planning to have a vendor fair, a BBQ Cook-off, BINGO, and Back 2 School supplies event Saturday, August 12th beginning at 8:00 a.m. for the barbecue cook-off. The vendor Fair starts at 9:00 a.m., food judging at 4:30 p.m., dinner served at 5:00 p.m., and bingo at 6:00 p.m. We will be accepting school supply donations from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Drop boxes for school supplies will be at Henderson's Greenhouse and Jarrett's IGA in Rosman for your convenience.

Check out the Eastatoe Community Center Facebook page for details or call/text Emilee at 828-423-0575 for information on signing up to be a cook, (cooks must be signed up by August 1st) vendor, or volunteer. Come out for some good food and to support the kids as they go back to school. The community center is raising funds for electrical work and bathroom renovations.


League results for July 27. Monday was a beautiful day for golf at Sherwood, sunny with a light breeze that all of us golfers appreciated. Twenty-five women played the front nine in a game called 4 Putts. Winning team: Sandy Gollnick, Georgia Osterc, Diane Hodson and Kathy Harris. Low net: Sandy Gollnick. Low gross: Roz Banks. We welcomed another new member today, so if you're still interested in joining us this summer, come on out. We are a fun group of women and we play a fun game of golf. Registration at 8:30 a.m. Play starts at 9 a.m. If you're running late, call the clubhouse to let us know you're coming so we can get you on the starters' sheet. Phone is 828-884-7825. Our secretary, Sandy Eidson, always ends her emails to us with a bit of golf humor. Here's this week's joke: Golfer: “Well, caddy, how do you like my game?” Caddy: “Very good, sir! But personally I prefer golf.”

CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace


This Thursday, July 27th, a very good friend to me (and many others) will reach a milestone: Anita Goldschmidt is turning 80! This recent photo of her shows her energy and beauty, therefore defying the connotation of how a woman should look & act upon entering the 8th decade of life. If you see Anita out & about, be sure to wish her a happy birthday!


Last Sunday’s musical portion was enhanced with the addition of a guitar and an oboe with the piano. We’re looking forward to this ensemble joining us at our 11 am service this coming Sunday as well, and perhaps the Sunday after that! The church still needs a choir director. Interested parties please call pastor, Dr. Leland Holland, at (828) 862-5611.

The church was nearly full with the Taylor clan visiting from Florence, SC; including the grandchildren, Tommy & Pauline Taylor!

More music, more visitors, and more everything will be in store at Rocky Hill’s “Homecoming” on Sunday, August 27th. Bring a covered dish to share at lunch, leaving it next door at the Family Life Center, and settle in the main sanctuary by 10 am for this annual celebration!


The 11th annual “Mountain Gourd Gathering” begins Thursday afternoon, August 10th, and continues through Saturday, the 12th. This is held indoors at the Family Life Center on Hwy. 276-S just 3/10 miles past the Cedar Mountain Fire Department. Classes are taught by experienced gourd-art teachers and they can be seen here Thick, cleaned gourds are offered to the public as well as other art supplies. This year our gourd vendor, Sheryl Scott, will also be teaching two classes using oil paints on canvas! Sheryl is a certified Bob Ross instructor. She will also teach how to make a jewelry box from a gourd! It’s amazing what can be done on these hard-shell gourds.

I am the host and Lisa Mohr of Brevard is the co-host. Lisa can also be reached at Visitors are welcome to come by and see the variety of gourd classes and finished gourd art as well!


In honor of the visitors to the Mountain Gourd Gathering, Wendy at Creekside Market is putting together a Fish Fry which will begin at 6 pm Friday, August 11th. Fresh-picked sweet corn from Little River will be on the menu too, and for those who do not eat fish, you can order off the regular menu. The Fish Fry is open to the public.


I’ve had both cataracts removed now and am doing great. Grandson Cooper (9), wanted to “help” so he came over and tied up my gladiolus to stakes he’d pounded in several weeks ago. And of course, my 3 pups kept me company. I’m back to normal now, running into the Chamber of Commerce and the Library, taking my pups for a walk around Silvermont mansion, driving around to “see” how good I can see, etc. I bought the new book by Charles Burden & Patty Stahl, titled “Ghost Stories; Tales from US Hwy. 276” and can read much better now! I am enjoying the book about ghost stories of old in the vicinity of Caesars Head (SC) through Cedar Mountain and down to Brevard, on the Greenville Hwy: Hwy. 276. My late husband Joe told me several of these stories throughout our 28 years together, so it caused some reminiscing.


August birthdays & wedding anniversaries will be listed next week so please send me your info if I don’t already have it, Thank you for reading our community news, and for your contributions!

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

Hallelujah, our new shower has been installed. Due to unexpected “snags,” it took almost 3 days. It’s so nice not having to fight shower curtains just to shower in a claw-foot tub. Curtains had to surround it on the inside and it was very narrow as a result. The curtains seemed to grab you all the time even though they were held back by magnets. Now we can even sit down on a drop-down teak bench. So nice. Some of the snags included plumbing leaks and an uneven ceiling above the shower. The old vanity had to be removed and replaced in order to put new vinyl planks under it in preparation for a new vanity in October. I had to clean everything out of it and the bedroom is still recovering.


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