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THE CEDAR MOUNTAIN HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKET at Studio 276 was a huge success thanks to the WAVE of community support on social media to help us move an entire event to a new day! 

The market was supposed to be on Saturday and the weather was awful. The switch to Sunday was proposed to our vendors Friday afternoon—almost ALL could make it work! I quickly changed the online promos, changed the date on ALL of the yard signs and posters all around town on Friday evening, repainted my road signs dates, sent everyone a new promo to post and we held our breath Saturday to make sure the word had gotten out.


On Sunday, we had close to 1000 visitors at the market! Our biggest event ever on the mountain! Over 30 indoor and outdoor vendors were amazing & showcased brilliant variety! Great job everyone!! I’m honored to know y’all. It was a beautiful day to shop from our local artists and small businesses!


A big thanks go to Cedar Mountain Moonshine for hosting such a great event; Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue for volunteering with traffic control and helping people to cross safely;  Beth for “sprucing” up our outdoor natural décor; Jacquelyn for letting me borrow her outdoor tents; The Velvet Cup Coffee Truck for always saying yes to our events; The Harris Family for being the day-of helping hands; Cedar Mountain Community Center for allowing us the weekend to market; Santa, for spending the day with us and the extra help spreading the word from our community friends’ support at Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of Commerce; Explore Brevard, Cedar Mountain Canteen; Cedar Mountain Café; Hiker and the Hound; Brevard Music & Events and our Cedar Mountain News!


On a personal note, this wraps up our 2023 events and if you know what we’ve been through this year as a family, you know how much it meant to us to end our year embraced by all of you in person at the events or keeping in touch with the crazy from afar. When I say thank you for the love and support, which is exactly what we feel from y’all!

Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy 2024!

Love, the Dearbaughs


CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace


This Saturday, December 9th at Rocky Hill Baptist Church services will be held for our dear Regina Pace Bouye.  The Memorial service begins at 2:00 pm with Regina’s 1st cousin Rev. Ralph Lee officiating, along with Rocky Hill’s pastor Dr. Leland Holland.


Regina is the daughter of John “Doug” Pace and her (deceased) mother, Thelma Jones Pace.  She was the 6th generation born here through the Heath/Pace family.


A covered dish meal will follow for everyone following the service, in the Family Life Center.



On Sunday evening December 17th at 6 p.m. a Christmas celebration will be presented at Rocky Hill Baptist Church, with finger foods & fellowship to follow in the Family Life Center.


A Christmas Celebration in Song and music will be performed by the choir of Rocky Hill church and others.  The choir is being led by Rita (Skerrett) Lollar, who herself will perform outstandingly on her Oboe.  Everyone is invited to this night of praise and worship!



Come give the gift of life, on Saturday, Dec 16th from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Dept. at the corner of Cascade Lake Rd and Greenville Hwy.  Please sign up now at



The Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning (BRCLL) offers classes for retirees and seniors, in person on the campus of Blue Ridge Community College in Flat Rock, or via Zoom. The classes are two hours in either the morning or the afternoon—no evening classes. The classes are priced around $40 each, and require no textbooks, homework, or tests!  Visit our website to see class offerings and register, or call 828-694-1740, or email Gretchen Koehler at



Are you looking for a venue to host a community event or meeting? Contact Caroline Chambers at 828-290-9662 to schedule. The Cedar Mountain Community Center is the perfect place for residents and visitors to gather, with a variety of events held throughout the year. From monthly summer potluck dinners to cooking classes and special occasions, The Center offers an opportunity to get involved and become part of the Cedar Mountain Community. Come join us for food, fun, and a variety of events!


AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

We decided to attend the See Off Community Center Christmas potluck last Sunday evening.  Their announcement had said everyone was welcome, so my honey (the “chef”) and I  took them up on the offer and prepared a made-from-scratch sweet potato casserole which was said to be as good as dessert during the potluck.  It was a very warm and inviting group.  We were the only guests but felt like we belonged.  We had a great time visiting with members and singing Christmas Carols.  We plan to go again.


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