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Our next meeting and potluck is Monday, October 2nd. Board member, Doug Meyer, will give a talk on energy, including his experience with a Tesla car. All are welcome. Please bring a dish to share and put it on the serving table by 6:15 p.m. The serving line starts at 6:30 p.m.


Did you know that fall is the best time to plant North Carolina native perennials, shrubs, trees, ferns, and grasses in your garden? Planting in the fall gives time for plants to establish their root systems prior to the growing season. It gives us the opportunity to thin our gardens to optimize a successful spring season. This year it also gives us the opportunity to contribute to the beautification of the garden at the Cedar Mountain Community Center. If you have any plants that you think would work well in the Cedar MountainCommunity Center gardens and would like to donate some in the October time frame. Please contact Deborah Perkins at 885-7878 if you can help by donating plants or in other ways. We want to thank a new volunteer, Debra Shelton, who has been helping with weeding, grooming, and thinning out our plants.


Suzanne Lawson will be moving her exercise classes to the Community Center. Suzanne’s classes are open to everyone and are both free and fun. They meet on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10 o’clock to 11:30 a.m.


The Cedar Mountain Community Center, 10635 Greenville Highway, Cedar Mountain, NC, is hosting a Handcrafted Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, November 4th from 9 am to 3 pm. A wonderful assortment of handcrafted items by skilled local artisans will be available for purchase. Christmas is just around the corner! Come and enjoy all of our local businesses and everything that Cedar Mountain has to offer! Crafters are limited to one table ($15) and your reservation is not complete until we receive payment. We look forward to seeing everyone on November 5th! Email

for more information.


Blood donations are needed for patients requiring surgery, receiving cancer treatments, experiencing traumatic blood loss, and those who have severe burns. The Cedar Mountain Fire Rescue/ Auxiliary holds regularly scheduled blood drives and they are given donation goals by the Red Cross. During their last drive in August, donations exceeded goals! Donors from Travelers Rest and Cliff Ridge in South Carolina, and donors from Cedar Mountain and all the way from Brevard enabled us to meet that goal. Sincere thanks to all individuals who participated in the life-saving efforts of medical personnel. The CMFR Auxiliary’s next blood drive is scheduled for October 21st in the CMFR training room from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please mark your calendars, register at the Red Cross website.


Monday was a perfect weather day for golf, cool and sunny. Fourteen women played a team game on the front nine called Tee to Green. Winning team members were: Mary Law, Carolyn Navarra, Diane Garvey and Lois Bollini. Low net: Linda Garlock. Low gross: Deb Hincewicz. Only two more weeks of league golf left. On Sept. 25 we will play the back nine in a simple game: Just Play Golf. On Oct. 2, the contenders for the league championship will play the back nine while other golfers will play the front nine in a game of Just Three Clubs (your choice, but just three). Afterwards, we'll have our season-end luncheon with distribution of awards and announcement of the winner of the league championship. Join us next Monday. Registration at 9:30 A.M. Play starts at 10 a.m. See you there. RENT THE CENTER Are you looking for a venue to host a community event or meeting? Contact Caroline Chambers at 828-290-9662 to schedule. The Cedar MountainCommunity Center is the perfect place for residents and visitors to gather, with a variety of events held throughout the year. From monthly summer potluck dinners to cooking classes and special occasions, The Center offers an opportunity to get involved and become part of the Cedar Mountain Community. Come join us for food, fun, and a variety of events!

NOT AROUND THE HOUSE by Linda Packer Young

We have been blessed with amazing weather this trip with only a couple of rain showers. The highlight of the trip was a two-night stay in Salt Lake City. Of course, the Great Salt Lake was a must-see. I was last there when I was maybe 16 years old and swam in the lake then. This time I only waded. I failed to get all the salt off my legs at the outdoor shower and had to finish the job back at the RV. On leaving the area we visited the Salt Lake Desert and salt flats. There is so much wasteland in the West that I’ve read two whole Reader’s Digests and a Real Simple magazine on these stretches. My honey has never been West so he is enjoying every mile.

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