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Cedar Mountain Community Center Board Meeting will be open to the public Tues July 9 @ 5pm. The meeting will be followed by monthly potluck at 6:15p

Following the pot luck will be our program presenter will be Yvonne McCall-Dickson. Yvonne McCall-Dickson is a local historian and published author. One of her main interests is the history of the Cherokee Indian. Yvonne has spent many years studying the Cherokee, learning the language, researching historical documents, and collecting artifacts. Yvonne will speak on the Seven Clans of the Cherokee, how their matrilineal society worked, and their relationship with Transylvania County.



The Cedar Mountain Community Center will be a new food distribution location for the Hunger Coalition of Transylvania County.  They will distribute food every third Thursday of the month, from 3:00pm - 5:00pm, beginning Thursday, July 18, 2024, from 3pm to 5pm no questions asked.  You can even pick up food for someone else who needs it.

Volunteers are needed to help with the food distribution on those days.  If you are interested or need more information, please contact Ellen Meyer at 239-851-2767.

This is not just for Cedar Mountain Residents.  Absolutely everyone is welcome.  We hope this new distribution location will provide much-needed assistance to our communities.  Please share this with your neighbors and friends who may be interested in volunteering… or need occasional help getting food for their family. We are accepting donations to help defer the cost and there is a link on our website to make donations.




Shoofly Square Dance on Saturday July 6th

Dance the night away with the Cedar Mountain Music Project and Sherwood Forest Friends. Uncle Ted and the Whitewater Bluegrass Band will inspire do-si-dos and promenades.  Beginners and pros, singles, and couples are invited to join the fun.   6-9 p.m. in the Robin Hood Barn. Admission is $5. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.



Richard Smith in Concert

Internationally acclaimed guitarist Richard Smith promises to wow Cedar Mountain with a solo repertoire ranging from up-tempo barn burners to swing standards, the classics to pop, and traditional fiddle tunes to Sousa marches.  If you were lucky enough to catch him at Brevard Music Center last year, you know he’ll offer a showcase of finger-picking virtuosity and versatility.  Free admission!  7 p.m. in the Robin Hood Barn.  Wine, water, and raffle tickets to benefit the Greg Allikas Scholarship Fund will be available for donation beginning at 6:30 p.m.


Others in series to follow.



Folks of all denominations are welcome to our services, held on Sundays at 11:00 AM.  We meet only in the summer and have no membership roll, so you won’t feel like a guest.  Each Sunday, we have clergy from different churches that visit us to lead the service. We are blessed to also have great music to accompany the great message!


On June 30th, we welcome Rev. Dr. Allan Purtill.  Dr. Purtill resides in Tryon, NC where he has served as the Pastor of Tryon Presbyterian Church since the fall of 2019. He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Columbia Theological Seminary. He is married to Jenny and they have two children, Syler and James. They have loved their move to the foothills of Western North Carolina. When they aren’t working you can usually find them on one of the nearby hiking trails with their dog, Bailey.


Our soloist will be Myra Cordell who is an international opera singer and has performed in opera houses, concert halls, and theaters throughout the world. 



It was a beautiful, sunny morning and we had 14 golfers today playing the back nine. The game was "Mulligan Monday.” Each golfer was allowed to take one mulligan in this individual game. Winner: Georgia Osterc. Low net: Lois Bollini. Next week we will play the front nine for a team game called "Ribbon Cutting Scramble.” In this game each team will be given the same length of ribbon to be used on the green to save a stroke.

Please be at the course by 8:30 a.m. for our 9 a.m. start. If you're running late, call the clubhouse at 828-884-7825 to let us know you're on your way. Follow us on Facebook (Sherwood Ladies Golf) to see photos and more information about our league.

CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace!

As of June 20th it’s now officially summer.  Whoever wrote that song “It’s summertime, and the livin’s easy” didn’t live in Cedar Mountain.  This is the busiest season of all with several area businesses offering music nights, special hikes, special food, and even an extra church to visit; Faith Memorial Church on Stones Lake Road is only open from Memorial Day thru Labor Day.  Add the thousands of visitors who come to Cedar Mountain to visit the DuPont Recreational Forest(or the musical offerings at Studio 276, Creekside Market, the Canteen, and the Outpost), or to ride up curvy Hwy. 276 on their bike, motorized or not, or attend Camp High Rocks or the YMCA Camp Greenville, and we’ve got a crowd; an explosion!  And it’s all good.


If you noticed the photo in this week’s column of the painted gourd birdhouse you may be wondering “why now?”, as the annual “Mountain Gourd Gathering” held here in Cedar Mountain doesn’t happen until the 2nd week of August (Aug. 8-10th this year).  Well, as of this Thursday the classes are online for this fun, creative & learning event!  Admission is free, though if you want to take one or more of many various gourd-art classes there is a nominal fee.  Classes fill up quickly, so you’ll want to view class offerings now on the web site: http/   Sign up soon!  I’ll be teaching only one class, on Saturday morning August 10th, of the painted birdhouse shown here.  I provide everything needed; will also have my patterns of various birds & flowers for you to choose from.  I’ve hosted this gourd event for 17 years now, taking 3 years off during Covid, held indoors at the Family Life Center just 3/10 mile past the Cedar Mountain Fire Department.



Looking for a place to hold a community event? Contact us for scheduling and event availability.


AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

You ought to see my yard.  The (English as a second language) yard workers misunderstood what I wanted done.  My entire yard is/was ferns with the exception of some unwanted tall plants that spread from one I planted several years ago.  I asked for these to be cut out but to avoid the ferns as much as possible.  Next time I will be more explicit. I was speechless. Wish I’d taken a photo.   They did a really good job otherwise.


Note:  The deadline to submit articles for the news is Monday night.  If you think you will be later than that you need to let me know.  Email with any news.  Photos need to 900kb or more to be used in the paper.



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