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On Monday night Wes Sketo, Wildfire Mitigation Forester, held everyone’s attention as he discussed the forests, ways to help reduce the risk of fire by controlled burns, eliminating dry brush around your home and which plants and bushes are most flammable. Most of us were relieved to hear that we lived in less vulnerable areas than others do. (photo)

We had a large crowd and almost all the dishes were scraped clean. We have very good cooks around here.


There will be a blood drive at the Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue Dept this Saturday the 16th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Make your appointment now at

Note: Come and get a Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last! It’s The Red Cross’s way of saying thanks for being part of our lifesaving team.

EASTER CANTATA This Sunday, April 17th, is Easter. The choir of Rocky Hill Baptist Church will perform the musical cantata “God So Loved the World”, directed by Lenoir Bishop. Everyone is invited to this service at 11:00am in the main sanctuary of Rocky Hill church! The church number is (828) 862-5611. Dr. Leland Holland, pastor.


Sherwood Forest’s celebration of Earth Day will open on Thursday, April 21 with a Nature Nuts presentation featuring Dr. Dave Ellum of Warren Wilson College. Discover Forest Understory Ecology at 7 PM at the Robin Hood Centre.

At noon on Friday the 22nd, gather at the Arboretum with Sherwood Forest Friends. Explore the revived plantings and help install native Paw Paw trees. Studio 276 will host a hands-on kid’s activity at 4 PM to close the day.

Sherwood Forest Friends’ Summer Series will return in August with a schedule of programs to be announced later.

The plan now is for Sherwood Forest Friends to sponsor a specialty drink at the Outpost during the month of May to celebrate the annual return of the Blue Ghosts. Visit our local hangout, sit outside and sip the Blue Ghost Bubble and enjoy spring!


Hungry for BBQ? Come on down to the Cedar Mountain Fire Dept. on Saturday May 28th and satisfy your taste buds. The Auxiliary will be preparing a meal of BBQ and all the trimmings. Requested donation is $12.00 per plate or per lb. The BBQ will be ready to serve at 11am and lasts until we run out or until 2pm whichever comes first.

We want you to see what your previous donations have meant so far for the fire department and the community. Extrication equipment, paid for by your donations, will be on display. Your donations will go toward additional needed equipment.


April 4 results: We teed off the 2022 season on a morning with sunny skies and cool temperatures. Eighteen women played the front nine in a best ball scramble. The winning team with a score of 26 was Sue Wojcik, Sandy Eidson and Nancy Waclawek. April 11 results: The game Monday was pink ball rotates. Eighteen women played an individual game, with the pink ball rotating among the players. The winning team was Carol Mitchell, Diane Hodson and Kathy Harris. Low net: Carol Mitchell. Low gross: Nancy Waclawek. Play continues on Mondays (weather permitting) through Oct. 10. All women golfers are welcome. Join us next Monday at 10 a.m. Be at the clubhouse by 9:30 am to sign in and pay greens fees. (In May, play will start at 9 a.m. with check in at 8:30 a.m.)

CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace What a busy time of the year! Everything is opening up for spring and activity is everywhere. My week has been jam packed, adding to the cantata practices at Rocky Hill church twice a week. MAGAZINE TRIBUTE I was so pleased to see a wonderful tribute to my son-in-law Jimmy Harris in the April 2022 issue of the Laurel of Asheville magazine; pages 54-55 showcase Jimmy’s 22 years of service as Brevard’s “sidewalk mayor”. You can pick up your free copy at Blue Moon Gallery on Main Street, Brevard, or at the lovely Visitor’s Center on the right side as you enter town, caddy-corner across from Comporium telephone. BIRTHDAY BOWLING My youngest grandson turned 8 on Sunday, so a group of family & friends met at the bowling alley on Rosman Hwy. in Brevard this past Saturday. I hadn’t bowled in many years! It was such great fun. At the bowling alley you can request gutter guards be raised on a bowling lane, which we did for Cooper’s lane. We had two lanes, so those bowling on the gutter-guard lane did much better. One man on Cooper lane got a strike after his ball hit the gutter guard and veered over to the center. Even though he won overall he graciously gave the victory to Cooper’s aunt Sue Robinson who garnered a pretty good score herself on the lane without the guards. DOG WALKING I have been anxious to start walking my Pomeranian puppy “Rockefeller” around the neighborhood, but needed to get his puppy shots first. He’s 16 weeks old now and got his final (rabies) shot on Monday, so right after Easter you’ll see Rocky & me around. ART CLASSES I was given some adorable terra cotta bugs to offer children at this summer’s free art lessons, to be held on the field next to the Creekside Market. They are about 3-4” tall depending on the bug, and so cute! We’ll use acrylic paints on them. More information when school’s out! If you want to help at these 2-hour art lessons please let me know at: Thank you!

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

We finally found a nice used Jeep, “Rusty”, (it’s not rusty, just rust colored) to tow behind the motor home (The Infirmary). Some modifications need to be made in order for it to be attached to the motor home and then we will (hopefully) be ready to hit the road. Rusty is a beauty but we needed lessons to figure out the myriad of buttons in the cockpit. I figured out just yesterday that it can be (and was) programmed to announce speed limits. If you happen to exceed 5 mph over the speed limit it lets you know. So cool, but it’s driving my heavy-footed honey nuts.

Thank you for reading the Cedar Mountain News. Your contributions and comments are encouraged and welcome. We’d like to hear what’s going on if you would like to share. Photos are welcome as well. Please email news and photos to Linda at by Monday evening if possible.


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