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Transylvania County Parks and Recreation, at 1078 Ecusta Road, Brevard is hosting a Corn Hole Tournament as a fundraiser for the Land of the Waterfalls Silver Arts and Senior Games. This Tournament will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2023, 2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. To sign up: See Brenda at Silvermont or Dale at Parks and Recreation or register online at WWW.Countyrec.Org

This is an intergenerational family fun event for ages 15 and older. We will offer singles and doubles play. The entry fee is $15.00 per person at Transylvania County Parks and Recreation, You can contact Brenda Skeffington, Recreation Coordinator for Silvermont at Transylvania County Parks and Recreation, at



A blood drive is being held at 8725 Cascade Lake Road, Cedar Mountain, NC 28718 on Saturday, February 18, 2023, from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The next blood drive is Sat, Apr 15, 2023, from 08:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Sign up site for both at


Pancake Breakfast in March on Saturday the 18th.

Memorial Day BBQ Fundraiser on May 27th.

Check back for details


The Brevard AARP tax office should be open now to accept appointments. Their number is (828) 884-4787. Our local H & R Block number is (828)883-2030. There is no charge for their help.


This has been the busiest winter for me in several years! I could give many excuses for my lapse in some areas; MRI & doctor visits for me, while continuing to work at a busy local tax office, coordinating a washing machine repairman, spending half a day at a car dealership having all 4 brakes replaced, babysitting a night or two, visiting 2 close friends on their final days on earth, church (I missed 2 evenings of choir practice), and more! But I don’t like “excuses” when in actuality it was my fault that I missed a name on my February birthday listing. Instead, Linda Young was kind enough to put out a “Blast” online on Nextdoor Neighbor. It got over 900 views in just a few days! Still, I want to publicly announce that a dear lady, Judith Patrick, celebrated her birthday on February 10th. Happy belated birthday Judy!

Did I miss your birthday or anniversary or do you have a celebration coming up in March? If so, please email me the particulars at


Tuesday February 14th was Valentines Day. Beth Owings was born on Valentine’s Day. I didn’t forget her in the list earlier this month. Candy Gray’s great-grandson Rhett celebrated his 1st birthday on the 14th as well. How did I celebrate this special day? I took my one-year-old Pomeranian to Asheville to be neutered. Little “Rockefeller” didn’t have a clue. “Picture”


Pardon my English. In preparing for the early morning drive to the ASPCA for my pup’s neutering appointment I gathered everything I’d need the night before. At the same time, my curtain tie-back on the sliding glass doors leading to the back deck broke. In a hurry, I grabbed a clean male-dog wrap and attached it via the handy Velcro, around my curtain. It worked great!


The Memorial service for Mabry Harris will be held at the Wesleyan church across from Ingles in Brevard on February 25th at 2pm. Mabry opened the Harris ACE Hardware store on Main Street Brevard 50 years ago. His son, Jimmy Harris, is owner now, and served as Brevard’s Mayor for 22 years. They are a family of giving & caring neighbors.


We were warned last week that we may get snow this past Sunday. Rain was plentiful, though luckily the temperature didn’t dip below freezing long enough to cause any great hardship. Did you see snow on your street? Winter’s not over yet! Spring is just over 30 day’s away: March 20th.


To rent the Cedar Mountain Community center, please contact Caroline Chambers well before your event or email with your proposed date. You may also apply online at https://www.cedarmountaincommunitycenter.

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

I am happy to report that, except for a pesky cough, my honey is finally recovering from the RSV. He’s not a “ball of fire” yet, but getting there. He was able (and proud) to have assembled a large new storage rack in the basement that will accommodate Christmas décor and more of his “stuff”. The basement has been a mess since he moved in. It’s gradually being incorporated, but many items still need a home. Hopefully, this rack will alleviate a lot of that.

We are making final plans for our Florida trip at the end of the month. Our motor home (Infirmary) needed some work and it required an extreme effort to find a place that could do the needed repairs. My honey finally found a place in Marian, NC who could do the work. They did a great job and the Infirmary is all better now.

I thought I’d surprise my honey with a, just after midnight, Valentine’s surprise. I put a small heart-shaped box of chocolates and a card on the coffee table when he left the room. When he came back he was surprised and thrilled but I could see something in his eyes that meant something was up. I had beaten him to the punch. He soon disappeared outside and came back burdened with boxes of candy, a cake, and a big bouquet of flowers that he had left in the car. He had hoped I would go to bed at 11:30 pm so he could sneak out, get his gifts in secret, and hopefully surprise me in the morning. I’m a little sorry I ruined his surprise.


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