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CEDAR MOUNTAIN NEWS For Thursday January 12, 2023


Several Cedar Mountain Community Center members have been hard at work at the center. Not only did all the main rooms get new flooring, Terie Girolamo and Ellen Meyer got rid of a lot of ancient kitchen pots and other old stuff that hadn’t been used in years and reorganized everything. A commercial dishwasher has been added as well as a new utility sink. It looks fantastic. Some of the workers included Terie Girolamo, Doug and Ellen Meyer, Clint Owings, Candy Gray, Jeff Ambrose and Hank Bayles. Great job folks and just in time for a wedding on Saturday.

OYSTER ROAST AND VEGAN LOW COUNTRY BOIL AND FUNDRAISER! Join the Cedar Mountain Canteen and Whistlestop Market on January 22, 2023 at 1:00 pm -3:00pm for a community fundraiser! This is a Fundraiser for Cedar Mountain Community Center and Cedar Mountain Fire\Rescue Dept.

All tips from the day will be split between the Community Center and CMFRD plus profits from the vegan low country boil and oyster roast! Tickets are limited! If you are looking for information on our and Whistlestop’s community fundraiser vegan low country boil and oyster roast, you can buy tickets here:

This is a zero-waste event. Please bring your own non-disposable place setting and beverage container.


The Cedar Mountain Community Center will be hosting a Crockpot Cook-off on Saturday, February 4th with sampling starting at 5:30. Contestants should have your crock pots plugged in and ready to serve by 5:15 pm. Any dish that can be cooked in a crock-pot is acceptable, i.e. soups, chili, desserts, pot roast, BBQ, etc. A $5.00 donation is requested to receive a ticket to vote on your favorite crock-pot entry. Awards will be presented to the top 3 contestants. If you would like to bring a copy of your recipe or ingredients, we will display it with your entry.


The Community Center is for rent! The center has a capacity of 150 standing and seating for 100. There is a commercial-style kitchen too. Our center is the perfect place for your reception, party, family reunion, business meeting, or other activity. Get married outside and have your reception at the Center or use it as a dressing room for outdoor weddings. Make food in the commercial kitchen or have it catered by local professionals. To rent, email Caroline Chambers at or call her at 828-290-9662.

CHRISTINE’S CORNER by Christine Pace

MEMORIAL SERVICE Chris Baines, husband of Renee Baines and father of Brandon & Katie Baines, recently passed away from a sudden heart attack. A memorial service will be held this Saturday, January 14th from 10am to noon at Blue Ridge Baptist Church, four miles down Reasonover Rd.

SOMEONE HAD A BIRTHDAY! I was told of a birthday this month that didn’t make it in to last week’s Cedar Mountain News column - but who? I apologize to whoever mentioned the birthday and plead “brain freeze”! Please email me with the name & date of birth to: Anyone else? UPDATE ON MY PUPS All three of my pups are great; beautiful, kind, sweet, adorable beggars, ha-ha. And thanks to Kim of “Mud Puppy’s” they all had their nails trimmed last Saturday. WHAT DON’T WE HAVE? We don’t have a bank or a laundry mat in Cedar Mountain(or traffic lights), but we have almost everything else anyone would want or need: restaurants, camping goods, household supplies, gas, entertainment, art & pottery, recreation areas, a produce market, our own fire department and active community center. Is there anything else? Though several are in hibernation during the cold winter months please be sure to contact me (885-2103) or Linda Young, or a neighbor, if you have a need. SPRING IS AROUND THE CORNER Yes, we do have a lot of “corners” here in the mountains. I hope it warms you inside to know that spring is less than 70 days away: March 20th!

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

We have been working on getting things in order in our basement and elsewhere. As most of you know my honey and I combined two homes (his big one) and my cabin in 2021. Tons of stuff went to charity, a lot went into storage and the rest wound up in my (our) basement. The mess has dwindled a lot since then, but not enough. One of our shelving units has two shelves that have collapsed and needed replacement. It held all of the holiday stuff which is now sitting on the floor. Well, my honey ordered a much larger heavy duty one that will hold a lot more. It’s still in the box but I tried to drag it away from the porch railing because of impending rain and could barely move it. I did manage with a bit of leverage. Hopefully we can get it assembled by the weekend and get all that stuff put up and away. Whew.


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