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Children Get New Bikes At Burning Can Fest

Volunteers and Oskar Blues employees pitched in for the latest in do-goodery from Oskar Blues and the Can'd Aid Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the brewery....

 

AAUW Thanks Community For Successful Sale - Brevard, NC

"Last year we thanked the Brevard Community for our 'biggest ever' book sale, but this year we topped even that," said AAUW book sale chair Pat Hawkins. "We didn't start off with the overwhelming numb...

 

Second-Hand Book Sellers Rate Second To None

Leigh Hunt, an English poet, once wrote, “Your second-hand bookseller is second to none in the worth of the treasures he (or she) dispenses.” And here in Transylvania County, there are many sources of used books including the Friends of the...

 

Foster Grandparents Sought For New Initiative

As an adult, do you sometimes want to "play" again? Now is your chance! The Foster Grandparent Program at Land of Sky Regional Council is currently recruiting volunteers in Transylvania County for an...

 

Benefit For The Haven Planned In Connestee

Shag, bop or boogie the night away at the Connestee Falls Clubhouse on Saturday, Aug. 19, in a benefit for The Haven of Transylvania County. The Haven has been in operation for six years providing emergency shelter and counseling for the homeless pop...

 

Habitat Starts Work On Its Sixty-Third Home

Monday morning, Tran-sylvania Habitat for Humanity broke ground for the 63rd home in Transyl-vania County and the 36th home in the city of Brevard. This home will be constructed thanks in part to the...

 
 By Janet Lute    Lifestyles    July 27, 2017 

Master Gardener: It All Flows Downhill, Storm Water And Raingardens In Transylvania County - Brevard, NC

Transylvania County is the wettest county in North Carolina and one of the wettest east of the Rockies, with an average rainfall of 67 inches. As a result we have some fantastic waterfalls, but the...

 

St. Philip's Laundry Day Filled A Need

St. Philip's Episcopal Church declared a Laundry Day on July 20, providing free laundromat services for 14 neighbors in need. Neighbors were invited to Classic Laundry on Caldwell Street to do their...

 

News of Organizations

Rotary Club Of Pisgah Forest For its July 26 meeting, the Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest’s speaker will Emmett Casciato of the Transylvania Military Museum. Casciato will give a presentation on the military museum. For the month of July 2017 the...

 

Sharing House, N.C. Extension To Offer Cooking Classes - Brevard, NC

Sarah Freeman, Coop-erative Extension educator, will help Sharing House neighbors plan their fall vegetable gardens as well as demonstrating how to create a simple fall garden meal. This informative...

 

Picturing the Past: Neighborhood Clubs Served Multiple Purposes

The Scrapbook Collect-ion in the Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room at the Transylvania County Library contains approximately 150 community center, home demonstration club, and 4-H Club scrapbooks. In...

 

Lake Toxaway Gathers Every Friday At Center - Lake Toxaway, NC

For roughly 20 years, every Friday night during the spring and summer, friends and neighbors gather at the Lake Toxaway Community Center to enjoy a meal, listen to music and to dance. Typically,...

 

Allison-Deaver House Offers 'Hard-Hat Tour'

There has been a lot of activity at the Allison-Deaver House during July. On Wednesday, July 26, at 5 p.m. there will be a "Hard-Hat Tour" open to the public. Future tours are planned for Sunday,...

 

DuPont Wildflowers, Waterfalls Inspire Book

It wasn't just the colors, shapes and diversity of the many wildflowers blossoming in the DuPont State Recreational Forest that inspired Rosemarie Knoll's book, "Wildflowers and Waterfalls of DuPont...

 

Champion, Franklin Pools Doing Swimmingly

The temperatures are soaring and staying cool at Champion Park Pool in Rosman is very popular. As at Champion Park Pool in Rosman, the Franklin Park Pool in Brevard is having a busy...

 

Brevard Rotary Returns To The Phoenix

This is the 70th anniversary of The Rotary Club of Brevard and they are celebrating with a new luncheon location, The Phoenix & The Fox on Gaston Street in downtown Brevard. Owner Joe Alexander...

 

Picturing The Past: Ecusta Collection Contains Articles, Photographs

The Ecusta Collection consists of newspaper clippings, company publications and photographs donated to the local History Room at the Transylvania County Library by former employees and their families....

 

Relay For Life Fundraiser Planned

A Relay for Life fundraiser entitled “Carnival in Hometown” will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Transylvania County Parks and Recreation Center located behind Pisgah Forest Elementary School. There will be carnival games for...

 

Sharing House Mails 20,000 Diner's Extravaganza Raffle Tickets - Brevard, NC

The 12th Annual Diners' Extravaganza raffle is off and running, now that 1,740 Sharing House supporters were sent a dozen raffle tickets each last week. Priced to encourage participation, the tickets...

 

Transylvania County Community Advisory Group Seeks Volunteers

What is a Community Advisory Committee member and what do they do? The Community Advisory Committee works to maintain the rights of the elderly and disabled who live in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes and adult care homes. Members...

 

News of Organizations

Embroiderers Guild The Laurel Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild America will hold it next monthly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 3. The program will be a Show-in-Tell and a Stitch-In. Chapter members will show their completed needle art projects and...

 

Local Food Fest At Saturday's Farmers' Market

Transylvania Farmers' Market for July 15 includes local produce and food samples, hot breakfast items, and activities for the kids from 8 a.m. to noon. The morning's events include: •Free local...

 
 By Emily Shea    Lifestyles    July 13, 2017

Spencer Barton Skating Through Life Nicely

When Spencer Barton picked out his first skateboard at the age of 10 and began skating at a local skate park, he couldn't envision the fame and success that board would bring him. Now, at the age of...

 

Public Invited To Historic Chestnut Hill

High on a hill overlooking the floodplain of the French Broad River Valley stands Chestnut Hill, one of the most beautiful historic homes in the area. It is also one of the rare remaining examples of...

 

Democratic Men's Club

The Transylvania County Democratic Men’s Club will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m. Members of the Men’s Club and guests will gather at the Pisgah Fish Camp at 6 p.m. to enjoy dinner (on your own) and...

 

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