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BLOOD DRIVE - Give the gift of Life.

The Cedar Mountain Fire Auxiliary is hosting the American Red Cross blood drive Saturday, Nov 17th at the fire department in Cedar Mountain from 8:30 am through 12:30 pm. It is recommended that you make an appointment with the Red Cross now. Appointments can be made at

ROCKY HILL BAPTIST CHURCH CANTATA Everyone is invited to the Family Life Center building next to Rocky Hill Baptist Church on Sunday, December 18th at 6pm, to hear a beautiful Christmas cantata by the Rocky Hill choir. Refreshments will follow.

Choir leader, Lenoir Bishop, will again lead the choir in song. Lenoir’s own selection of songs for this cantata is both beautiful and meaningful for this Christmas season. The Christmas Story will be read by the pastor of Rocky Hill church, Dr. Leland Holland.

You may reach Rocky Hill church at: (828) 862-5611


To rent the Cedar Mountain Community center please contact Caroline Chambers at 828-290-9662 well before your event or you can send an email to with your proposed date. You may also apply online at https://www.cedarmountaincommunitycenter.

CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

My last week of water aerobics will be the week after Christmas. I’ll be working full time from January thru April. A great holiday luncheon was held for instructor Kay’s two water aerobics classes on Wednesday the 14th, with over 40 in attendance!

This past Sunday morning I attended Carr’s Hill Baptist church to listen to their Christmas cantata; 10 songs were performed, lead by Judy Reece. Wonderful job! That afternoon I was at my church (Rocky Hill) practicing for our evening cantata this Sunday, Dec. 18th. Another practice this Wednesday evening, dress rehearsal this Saturday, then let the show begin! Oh, and on the same morning of Saturday’s rehearsal I’ll donate blood at the Cedar Mountain Fire Department.

On Tuesday, December 20th the Transylvania county school children attend only a half day, then start Christmas break. I’m still picking up grandson Cooper after school, and then we go to my house to cut, paste, paint and wrap presents he is making for his family. I’m hoping to find time one evening to drive around neighborhoods with Cooper, to gaze at beautiful home & yard decorations, like I did as a child. What were your traditions? You can let me know at:

Add one more thing to my list, if you can catch me! At the time I’m writing this I’m wondering “when” I’ll get my few gifts-to-give wrapped. Looks like a trip to the dollar-twenty-five store will be next; I’ll need to “bag” this year’s gifts. The thing is, I like to wrap, with different papers & ribbons & bows and hand-made to-from cards. I have to say though; the gift bags in Dollar Tree and Walmart are lovely.

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

My honey and I went to the North Carolina Arboretum Monday night for the Winter Lights Show. It was unbelievable how many lights they had shaped into sunflowers, mushrooms and various other beautiful subjects. My favorite was the unicorn. Wow!

The place was so jammed you couldn’t even turn around in the Christmas shop. Lines to the hot chocolate and marshmallows (Smores) were very long as was the line for food in the Baker Exhibit building. We managed to get hot chocolate and it was very good. The gentleman playing the guitar and mandolin was fantastic. He played slower more classical pieces in contrast to the pace of the place. It was a joy to hear and relax to his music.

The weather was perfect and they had a wonderful bunch of folks helping everyone get in, out, around places and to find parking spaces. Great job everyone.

The Arboretum’s light show lasts until 12-31-22. Get tickets on line.

Thinking about the price of real Christmas Trees these days brought back a memory of my dad buying a tree with half the limbs broken off one side. He “fixed” it by putting that side in a corner in the living room. It was so well hidden that no one could tell it wasn’t perfect. He probably got it pretty cheap too.


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