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“Dear all, Drop in for monthly fun at the Community Games & Dance get-together called ‘Dance Leela’ at the Light House Chapel in Cedar Mountain. No smoking nor drinking but lots of love, light, and laughter echoes in the chapel. Something to be experienced! Please have dinner and arrive.

April 15 and May 20

6:30-7:15 pm: Games

7:30-9:30 pm: Dance

Fee: Contribute as you like towards the chapel utilities. Suggested: $8/person above ages 10. Children ages 10 & below are simply welcome.”

With Love, Tanamayi


Easter is on April 9th this year. For at least one more year the choir of Rocky Hill Baptist Church will not be singing at Pretty Place for an Easter Sunrise Service; maybe next year? The choir will perform a beautiful cantata on Easter Sunday though, inside Rocky Hill church at 11:00 AM. Everyone is invited.

Following the Easter cantata, led by Lenoir Bishop, the pastor of Rocky Hill, Dr. Leland Holland, will bring the Easter message. We hope to see you there!


The Cedar Mountain Music Project kicked off its first official fundraising raffle table during the White Squirrel Artisan Market at Brevard Lumberyard this past Saturday. The raffle table raised a gracious $1215 from market visitors! The Cedar Mountain Music Project was created by Sarah Yarborough Dearbaugh (seen pictured with volunteer, Caterina) to help support live music series on the mountain, preserve Old Time square dances, and promote junior musician performance opportunities. Dearbaugh’s personal missions are to keep kids active in musical opportunities and to teach the younger generation about the importance of continuing tradition in the embrace of change. To learn more follow CMMP on Facebook at Cedar Mountain Music Project, or email


The “Hippy Hop & Egg Hunt” at Studio276 will be held at the studio on Sunday, April 2nd, from 3-4 pm. CedarMountain kids are welcome to bring a basket, hunt hidden candy-filled eggs and take a picture with The Easter Bunny! Any candy/plastic egg donations are GREATLY appreciated and can be dropped off at any time in the back of the ol’ truck under the carport at 10754 Greenville Highway (Studio 276).


By Christine Pace


The benefit for Nathalie Britt last Saturday evening was a huge success! Organizer Doreen Blake thanks everyone who contributed door prizes, food, live music, and their time to help Nathalie and her family in their battle against cancer. There’s a long road ahead, and anyone wanting to contribute is very welcome to do so! Please contact Nathalie’s church & Pastor Richard Jelley at the Brevard Wesleyan Church to learn more. You may send donations there at their address: 583 N. Broad St. Brevard, NC 28712. Please note your check is for Nathalie’s battle against cancer. Nathalie is the daughter of Hank & Robin Moffitt, two of the most hard-working residents of Transylvania County I know.


I volunteered at the Pancake Breakfast fundraiser this past Saturday, at & for the Cedar Mountain Fire Department. The food was great, and the turnout was spectacular! Our community is known for helping in a big way. You may have noticed we used real plates & silverware, real coffee cups & glasses, and cloth napkins. “Going Green”! How did we come up with all these dishes? Through “Transylvania Shares”, a community lending closet based in Brevard but started here in CedarMountain. Want to donate, or join? The cost to belong to Transylvania Shares is just $30./year, renewing in March of each year. This is the perfect time to join! The goal of Transylvania Shares is to promote & reuse community items. These include Tools & Garden equipment, Sports & Outdoor equipment, and Kitchen & Dining service ware. They are always adding new items. To join or support Transylvania Shares you may visit them online at:


Scott & Jennifer Russell of Idlewild in Cedar Mountain have a big reason to be proud of their 11-year-old son Calvin (pictured). Calvin won first place for 12 years and younger in the 98-pound weight class at the YONA Youth Wrestling Tournament in Cherokee NC, at Caesars Cherokee Casino held on March 5th, 2023. The tournament was open to all wrestlers from NC and nearby states including SC, TN, and VA. “We are incredibly proud of his accomplishments, his discipline, and his hard work!” Dad, Scott Russell was a competitive wrestler in his younger days too.


As you can see, I’ve gotten around a lot this past week. Besides the fire department breakfast and Nathalie’s benefit, I attended the confirmation (dog) handling class and the Hendersonville Kennel Club meeting this past week.

I arrive early for Sunday school at Rocky Hill Baptist Church and, following the Easter cantata practice at 4:00 that afternoon, and staying to watch movie #3 of Season 3 of “The Chosen” at 6:00 PM that same day, by the time my weekend was over so was I! I was late getting my 3 pups to Kim at Mud Puppy’s (behind The Outpost) for nail cutting though, as I was caught in a long line during a “controlled burn”. Jack & BoBo & puppy Rockefeller enjoyed the ride.

I dropped in at Creekside Market and was told they have live music on The Back Porch now on Saturday evenings. Not sure yet if it is every Saturday, but I hope to find out next week. Does anyone want to join me there for lunch Wednesday? We can find out together. Let me know at

AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

2/27/23 Visited Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. We had lunch at the popular Greek restaurant called Hellas. We splurged a bit and ordered their Saganaki appetizer which is Greek cheese doused with Brandy, set aflame, and then extinguished with lemon juice. When it goes poof you yell “Opa!” Which means WOW.

I bought a souvenir sleeveless blouse made in India (on the docks). It has red butterflies on it with rhinestones. Opa!!

3-1-23 off to St. Augustine. It was to be a 3 ½ hour trip from Zephyrhills. Thanks to our trusty GPS’s (3 of them) they took us at least 40 miles in the wrong direction (constantly disagreeing) and it took us forever to figure out how to get turned around and go north. Needing gas we pulled into a LOVE’S truck stop. When we tried to get gas for the Infirmary (motorhome with a towed car attached) we discovered we couldn’t get out without moving portable fencing that had been put up right where we needed to turn. I got out and started moving the fence so we could get turned to go out and the gas station guy came out “barely controlling his anger” because we weren’t supposed to go that way or move the fence. I asked, “Then how do we get out of here?” He reluctantly helped us get turned (by moving the fence) so we could get out and we left without ever getting any gas. He said the fence was up because it was BIKER WEEK and it was parking for motorcycles. How were we to know THAT?

To be continued


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