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Anne Morris Receives American Legion Auxiliary National Award

Anne Morris has been selected as the National Volunteer of the year by the American Legion Auxiliary office in Indianapolis, Ind. Her name was submitted by the chief of voluntary service at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. She has...

 

Barkers To Celebrate 50 Years Of Marriage

John and Helen Barker, of Pisgah Forest, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 22, 2018. They first met in California in 1966, when he was stationed at George Air Force Base, and she was...

 

Elaine Barbuto Turns 100

Elaine Barbuto was born in New York City, May 18, 1918. She later married Dominic and moved to Cranford, N.J. to raise their family, two daughters, six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren....

 

Master Gardener: Have You Considered Planting A Fern Garden?

People in the Southeast have learned that there are a variety of ferns that can be successfully grown in the climate of warm moist weather. This is particularly true in Transylvania County, with its abundance of rainfall and prevalence of shade...

 

Farmers' Market Celebrates Dads

This Saturday, June 16, the Transylvania Farmers’ Market celebrates dads from 8 a.m. to noon, with a Father’s Day Celebration. The morning’s free event includes: •Free treats (cookies by Tastebud Temptations) and free drawings for market...

 

Get Ready, Get Set, Go... To The Best Book Sale In The South Set For Saturday

Book lovers will swoon when the doors to Brevard College's Boshamer Gym open this Saturday at 10 a.m. for the AAUW Book Sale. "Oh my goodness. I had no idea how huge this is and it's all organized....

 

Brevard High School Class Of 1948 Holds Its 70th Reunion

The 1948 graduates of Brevard High School held their 70th reunion on June 8, 2018 at Pisgah Fish Camp from noon to 3 p.m. There were 77 members of the class at graduation. Fifty-five of those are now...

 

Slow Cooked Pork Perfect For Busy Families

Braised Pork Buns With Quick Pickled Cucumbers And Bean Sprouts Yields 11 servings For pork: 2 teaspoons expeller-pressed grapeseed or canola oil 3.15 pounds Boston butt, cut into 3 pieces along...

 

Home Food Preservation Classes Being Offered At TCE

Food preservation had been around since ancient times and various methods have been handed down through the generations as a means of saving produce to feed a family during the winter months. Often, the methods that have been passed down have been...

 

Cole, DuBose Engagement Announced

Michael and Kimberly Cole, of Mills River, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Patricia Cole, to Eric Buel DuBose Jr., son of Eric and Lori DuBose, of Lexington, S.C.... Full story

 
 By Bill Strang    Lifestyles    June 7, 2018

Master Gardener: Follow These Easy Tips For Growing Tomatoes

It’s not too late! Your friends may have planted their tomatoes in early May, and the big box stores may have been selling tomatoes since March, but you still have time to plant your own, get a great crop, and be eating fresh tomatoes from your own...

 

Hoopers To Celebrate 50 Years Of Marriage

Grady and Pat Hooper, of Brevard and Rockwood, Mich., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 7, 2018. They were married at Glady Branch Baptist Church and moved to Michigan the next year....

 

AAUW Book Sale Takes A Community

"We are so proud of the fact that our annual book sale is truly a community affair," said this year's book sale chair Pinkie Byrd. Nothing exemplifies that community spirit more than local attorney Ma...

 

Healthy Feet And Skin Brushing Workshops

Join the Silvermont Senior Center on Wednesday, June 13, or Wednesday, June 27, from 2:30-3:20 p.m., for a unique workshop for healthy feet and skin brushing activity. The workshops are identical. Carol Gerson will demonstrate ways to achieve...

 

Historical Society Resumes Speaker Series June 10

The Transylvania County Historical Society once again offers its Sunday Speaker Series at the Allison-Deaver barn through September. On Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. “The World of Monarch Butterflies” will be presented by Joyce Pearsall. Pearsall,...

 

Rice Street Community Garden Celebrates 7th Year

On the evening of June 2, Rice Street Community Garden celebrated its seventh growing season by throwing a party at the fellowship hall of St. Philip's Episcopal Church. The Spring Fling 2018...

 

Picturing The Past: Historical Perspective Of Hogback Township

Hogback is one of eight townships in Transylvania County. It covers approximately 60 square miles in the southwestern potion of the county. The area is bordered by Jackson County to the west and...

 

Castro Receives Rotary's Highest Honor

Joe Castro, Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest member, recently received Rotary International's highest honor, the Service Above Self Award. This honor recognizes Rotarians who demonstrate Rotary's motto,...

 

United Way's TRAIN Hosts Volunteer Fair For Agencies

United Way of Tran-sylvania County's TRAIN program and the Transyl-vania Public Library hosted a "Celebration of Volun-teers" on Monday, May 14, in the library's Rogow Room. Attendees toured the...

 

DAR's First Ladies Entertain Students

A talented troupe of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution recently entertained and educated Transylvania County fourth graders with a historically accurate skit entitl...

 

County 4-H'ers Qualify For State 4-H Horse Show

Two members of Transylvania County's Creekside Riders 4-H Club competed in the West District 4-H Horse Show at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center on May 6. Both Abigail Gant and Abigail...

 

VFW Auxiliary Awards Patriotic Art Winners

The VFW Auxiliary has a Young American Creative Patriotic Art Program that awards a scholarship on national level in the amount of $10,000. Each year high school students are asked to submit an entry...

 

Peggy Langa Recognized For 70 Years Of DAR Service

As a young woman living in Jersey City, N.J., Margaret "Peggy" Alma Fish decided that she wanted something to do. She was interested in joining a service organization. On Jan. 26, 1948, her...

 

Troop 703 Honors Veterans At Davidson River Cemetery

Scout Troop 703 and members of the Davidson River Board of Trustees placed 94 American flags at the graves of veterans buried at Davidson River Cemetery on Armed Forces Day. Armed Forces Day, which...

 

Sara Champion Receives The Liston B. Ramsey Award

The Transylvania County Democratic Party has announced that Sara Champion, chair of the Transylvania County Board of Elections, is the recipient of the Liston B. Ramsey Award for Democrat of the Year...

 

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