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This Saturday, June 11th, there will be a drive-thru Rabies Clinic at the Connestee Fire Department off East Fork Rd., from 9 am to 1 pm. For $10 you can get a 1-year rabies vaccine for your cat or dog. Pets must be on a leash or crated.


This Sunday, June 12th, Faith Memorial Chapel welcomes The Rev. Lathrop Mosley to lead the 11:00 am service. Rev. Mosley began her ministry at St. James Episcopal Church in Greenville, SC, in July of 2021. All are invited to hear her message. Marty Ray & Celeste Carneal will provide wonderful selections of music.

Faith Memorial Chapel is located on Stone Lake Rd. off Hwy. 276-S in CedarMountain.


The 2022 Summer Concert Series at the outdoor Library Amphitheater has begun! Concerts begin at 7:30 pm each Friday. This Friday everyone is invited to come out to hear Clint Roberts. On June 17th Jane Kramer & Free Planet Radio will be in concert, and on June 24th will be Elonzo Wesley. Rain location is indoors in the spacious Rogow Room.

The Transylvania County Library is located at 212 South Gaston St. in Brevard. Their phone number is (828)884-3151


Our next potluck is on Monday, June 13th. Please have your dish to share on the serving tables by 6:15 pm so that serving can begin at 6:30 pm.

Our program for the evening will be presented by Carl Newman of the Veteran’s History Museum of the Carolinas in Brevard. The mission of the museum is to honor our nation’s veterans, educate the public about our country’s military history and the contribution of our servicemen and women, and to preserve important and unique historic artifacts. This museum reflects a love of country and gratitude to those who serve it by remembering and celebrating their service.


The next blood drive at the Cedar Mountain FRD will be on June 18th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. It is recommended that you make an appointment with the Red Cross now. Make your appointment at


It was a beautiful day today, and a fun game, Choker Scramble, a team game, played on the back nine. The winning team: Peggy Baldwin, Rachel O’Neill, Diane Hodson and Sandy Eidson.


I traveled to Cherokee (NC) last Thursday where I taught two classes on sculpting on gourds. I’ll be teaching one class in August at our Cedar Mountain “Mountain Gourd Gathering” too. More on this in a week or two. It will be our 10th year.

Returning Sunday afternoon I was pleasantly surprised to see my grass had been cut; thank you “whomever”!

While gone, my pup, Rockefeller, stayed with Candy Gray, mentioned above as a dog trainer with her multi-titled border collie “Rain”. Rocky fit right in and, upon retrieving her on Sunday, I was trained to keep the training up on what Candy had taught Rockefeller! Thank you Candy for taking such great care of my little Pom-Pom, and the head start you gave him (and me) towards earning his obedience title one day. When I grow up I want to be just like you!



“Rain”, the border collie belonging to Cedar Mountain resident Candy Gray, finished her 3rd leg needed to receive her Novice B title in Rally at the AKC Dog Show recently. And she received a perfect score of 100! Rain is shown here with her owner-handler Candy.

Rally is a type of obedience. The “B” means she was entered as having previously earned at least one AKC title; in this case, Rain had already earned her “Tricks” title and is a certified Therapy Dog. The next step will be for Candy to enter Rain in an advanced/intermediate Rally competition.


Just for fun, I entered my Pomeranian “Rockefeller” in a confirmation puppy class, where he won Best of Breed! He won 4th place later in the mixed puppies’ class. I was proud of his showing because in the past few weeks I had to convince him to “stand” instead of sitting in the show ring. I never planned to show ‘Rocky in conformation, and instead had him trained to sit automatically when on leash with me. Conformation is over now for us, and he will begin official obedience training with the Hendersonville Kennel Club on June 16th.

By entering Rockefeller in the AKC show I was able to acclimate him to the hustle & bustle of a large dog show and the many sounds, and strangers, and various dogs all under one roof. Rocky wasn’t phased in his new surroundings, which was great! He didn’t mind the long hours it took to get through our two classes either; I concentrated on making the whole experience fun for him (and me) and in fact, we both had a great time!

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

Due to the pandemic, it’s been a long time since my hat club, the HmmmDingers has met. We had one lunch last November to celebrate our 19th anniversary but decided to hold off a while longer due to Covid. Several of us are reviving the HmmmDingers on the 23rd of June. The HmmmDingers were chartered 11-17-02 as Red Hatters but parted ways with them after a few years. Now we wear any hat we want including red ones. The club has only one rule and that is that you are required to wear a hat, the fancier the better but smaller headgear such as Fascinators are acceptable along with cute caps.

The HmmmDingers is meant for ladies of an age who may have received their AARP letters. Ha. We try to go to lunch once a month during the week and sometimes attend local events following lunch. We have a wonderful time. If any ladies are interested in this hat club please contact Linda Packer Young by emailing today.


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