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The Cedar Mountain Crock Pot cook-off will be on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024, from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM.  Anything that can be cooked in a crock pot is eligible, e.g., stew, soup, chili, desserts, etc.  Crock pots need to be on the table and ready to go by 5:15 PM.  Contact Ellen Meyer, at (239) 851-2767 if you have questions.  Good luck and good cooking."

off on Feb 3.  There will be nice prizes for the winners.



The recent Fireside Chat speaker series at the Cedar Mountain Community Center was well attended and a lovely afternoon event. PIC


The next Fireside program is scheduled for Wednesday, February 14, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm.  Bart Renner, of Transylvania County Cooperative Extension, will be giving a presentation regarding native plants and wildlife.



High school seniors, it is time to fill out College Scholarship applications. Guidance counselors at the schools are there to help, please contact them for assistance.  Cedar Mountain Community Center offers a scholarship to qualified Cedar Mountain Residents, but you have to apply for it through the school. Most of the applications are now open with others on the way. Parents and students, we will be posting links to the applications on the Cedar Mountain Community Center Web Page and our Facebook page.  The link is also on the Brevard High School Web Page.



Our next blood drive will be February 17 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Department at Cascade Lake and Greenville Hwy.  Come give the gift of life.  Please sign up now with the Red Cross at  We had 44 donors last time.  Let’s do it again.


CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace

Is everybody staying warm?  Seems winter is colder this year.

The school was out for 2 days last week for rain rather than snow.  The threat of black ice kept many people home; teachers had to work though.  My daughter is a teacher at the high school, so I had grandson Cooper with me the two days school was out.  He’s a lot of fun and an inspiration for me to “get up and do something” when all I wanted to do was snuggle deeper into my couch throw with my mug of hot chocolate and a Hallmark movie on the TV.  Instead, we went through boxes of art supplies I hadn’t had time or energy to go through while I was working the night shift. 


On Tuesday of this week, I visited the employment office located inside Blue Ridge College.  I’m hoping to find “day” work, preferably part-time though I can fill in full-time as needed.


Now that I’m off graveyards I’m able to once again show up for choir practice at Rocky Hill Baptist Church and the Auxiliary meetings at the Cedar Mountain Fire Department.


Last Thursday evening Candy Gray & I attended a meeting of the Hendersonville Kennel Club.  Before the meeting, we stopped at the famous “Hot Dog World” on Kanuga Rd. for a light dinner. I bought 2 hot dogs, and a small fry, and got change back from a 5-dollar bill!


Candy & I were in charge of bringing refreshments for the kennel club meeting. I noticed a couple of members had raided the cookie box before the meeting began. We made 4 dozen doggy paw-print cookies to share (photo); they were a huge hit!  The hardest part was unwrapping a big bag of Hershey’s Kisses to put on the hot cookies and not popping one in one’s mouth now & then.


At the kennel club meeting, we discussed upcoming dog training for various levels of obedience, scent work, “Fast Cat”, agility, etc.  We have very experienced trainers with a wide variety of expertise. The big 4-day AKC Dog Show, held each year around Memorial Day (May), at the WNC AG Center across from the Asheville Airport was discussed.  For the last 2 years, I’ve donated a day working in hospitality.  This year I plan to volunteer as a ring steward, hopefully in the obedience building.  This means I’ll be trained too!


The local “Mountain Gourd Patch” is planning to learn a new technique at our next monthly meeting on the 23rd of this month!


No need to sit idly at home when there are so many activities.  Places like the Transylvania Hospital are always looking for volunteers.  And resale shops, too.  I volunteer at Safe’s Attic in Brevard when time allows; I gave 4 hours there last Saturday!  It’s a good feeling, giving back, and staying warm. 


AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

We are still working on finishing up the bathroom project.  Scribing to fit wainscoted paneling to a log wall has been more than challenging.  The pins on the scribing tool aren’t long enough to fit into the area between the logs.  I managed to do one wall but the one by the sink is giving us “pause”.  The problem is that about half a board will slide easily into the area between the logs and the wall and the rest doesn’t.  Wish us luck.

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