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The Cedar Mountain Community Center is serving a BBQ dinner with all the trimmings on Monday, November 10th starting at 6:30p. Donations are happily accepted. Come enjoy good food and good company.


The Cedar Mountain Community Center now has High-Speed Fiber Optic WiFi in the building and throughout the parking lot.


The annual Book Sale in the Rogow Room at the Transylvania County Library in Brevard (212 South Gaston Street) starts at 10 am on Saturday, October 8th. Hours are 10 am - 5 pm every day through Friday, Oct. 14th; closed Sunday. The Book Sale is put on by the “Friends of the Library”.

Members of the Friends of the Library (FOL) are invited to the pre-sale from 4-6 pm on Friday, Oct. 7th. To become a member costs $15.00 per year and you can join online here:

The many books offered in the upcoming sale are grouped in categories, with overflow in boxes under the table. For those looking for even greater bargains know that on Thursday (Oct. 13th) all books will be half the price penciled in.

On Friday, October 14 (their last day) you pay only $5.00 for as many books as you can to stuff into an Ingles box.

The phone number of the Transylvania County Library in Brevard is: (828)884-3151.


The Cedar Mountain Community Center will host its 2nd annual Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 9 am-3 pm. Skilled local artisans will showcase a variety of wares for sale. This is the perfect opportunity to pick up some beautiful and unique items for those on your Christmas and gift shopping list. Plan to make a day of it. Grab a bite to eat and drink, check out our local businesses, and see all that Cedar Mountain has to offer. There are a few vendor spaces available. If interested, please contact Suzanne Lawson at 864-414-4417.

CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace


The temps are starting a little cooler now and that’s OK with me until I leave the pool Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings; brrrr. I’m happy to see the sunshine now though.


My sweet granddaughter Calla Harris, a senior at Brevard HS, turned 18 on Monday.


I bought two large white beach balls that I’m going to paint eyes on. These will hang side by side in an evergreen tree to look like two big eyes. That’s the extent of my Halloween decoration.


I met several auxiliary members at the Cedar Mountain Fire Department at 7 am Saturday to prep for a “lunch” we would be providing at the Sherwood Forest “Barn Sale” that day. I had to leave at 9 am to go to my grandson’s first ever flag football game at the Pisgah Forest school fields, but I was back, at the Sherwood Forest Barn, by 12:15 pm.

The weather was perfect, and the ‘barn was full of shoppers & workers. This sale of donated “treasures” was huge, and fabulous; very well organized and many workers were on hand, all wearing much-appreciated name tags. I saw so many familiar faces it felt more like a reunion.

Under a large tent at the front of the barn were our (fire department auxiliary) offerings, which included a choice of a handmade veggie wrap, fire department BBQ, smoked brisket, or chicken wraps. Homemade cookies, chips, and bottled water completed the meal. All monies raised from lunch went to buy new equipment for the Cedar Mountain Fire Department. Thanks to everyone’s generosity we made our goal.


There is now less than a month before I leave to teach at the first of two big gourd shows. Both shows, one in Griffin, Georgia, and the other in Raleigh, NC are multiple-day shows. I’m under the crunch now. Only 87 days ‘til Christmas.

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

It’s good to be back around the house. Why do vacations wear you out? The kitty guys were glad to see us. Many thanks to Candy, Ellen, and Joyce for being moms to them while we were gone.

The last campground we stayed at was in Staunton, VA. Neither of us has any business driving in the dark and we ended up arriving around 7 pm that evening. It was nearly dark and the only light came from campfires. The signs were confusing and hard to read as well. Ultimately, we found ourselves at a dead end. You can’t back up a motor home with a car attached so we had to unhook it first in the dark. The area where we could attempt to turn around was very tricky to maneuver with a grassy bank on one side and a drop-off on the other. We just couldn’t get it right. A gentleman came by with his dog and said “It looks like you need some help”. With his help, we finally got turned around but still didn’t know where the campsite was. Another gentleman asked if he could help and actually, he walked in front of the car for quite away and finally took me up on an offer for a ride. We finally got situated in our spot at about 8:30p. We had planned to sit by a campfire and toast marshmallows but right after my honey got everything going it started to rain. I guess we’ll have our campfire at home this week.

We encountered so many wonderful and helpful people on this trip that it fills our hearts with joy.

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