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Cedar Mountain News


July 25, 2019

C.A.T.S. Summer Comedy Hour

At 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, in the Cherokee room at Connestee there will be four short plays directed by Carol Bilger: “The Revenge of the Red Feather Ladies” by Maxine Holmgren, with June Stacy, Judy Patrick, Julie Vorus, Diane Lanum, Linda Hogkins, Linda Cain and Ann Strother; “We Meet Again,” with Janet Brennan, Nick Funston and Stephen Marsh; “Meeting at the Grill” by Nick Funston, with Diane Lanum, Diane Woodard, Judy Patrick, Jerome Mandel and Jonathan Nelson; and “The Bickersons” by Philip Rapp with Lynn Hallimore, Janet Brennan, Bob Stacy, Danny Shook, Stephen Marsh and Nick Funston. The performances are free.

Chicken Dinner

The Cedar Mountain Community Center is holding its annual chicken dinner fundraiser Saturday, July 27, starting at 5:30 p.m. and lasts until the chicken is gone. Besides chicken there will be fresh green beans, Broccoli casserole, Macaroni and cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, rolls, desert and beverages. The suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Sherwood Forest 2019 Summer Series

The anticipation is building. It is 30 days and counting to the first-ever Moonshine Cabaret to be held in the historic Robin Hood Barn. Proceeds will benefit the Sherwood Forest Friends scholarship fund. You will not want to miss this evening of fun and entertainment, featuring John Peterson, The Marvelous Mrs. McCullough, Queen Bee and the Honeylovers, special surprises and more! Tickets are available online or at the door. There will be preferred seating for Sherwood Forest Friends members.

The 2019 Summer Series kicks off on Aug. 9, with a lecture by the mushroom expert Michael Kuo. Michael’s website is the go-to-place for mushroom identification on the Internet. On Aug. 15, Doug Pace and Patty Stahl will elucidate the methods for making a moonshine still – but no corn will be sacrificed in their demonstration. Three days later on Sunday, Aug. 18, is the fabulous Moonshine Cabaret. Put your dancing shoes on and cut a rug to the swinging sounds of Queen Bee and the Honeylovers or just enjoy the stories, jokes and music of the evening. On Aug. 21, Peter Koch of the Mountain Heritage Center will tell the story of Appalachia through quilts. The evening will offer a unique look at our area’s cultural heritage. A square dance co-sponsored by Sherwood Forest Friends closes out the summer’s activities on Aug. 24.

For more details, go to http://www.sherwoodforest

Faith Chapel Service Sunday

Faith Memorial Chapel is an open-sided chapel set in a beautiful garden on Stones Lake Road. Only open each year from Memorial Day through Labor Day they host a different clergy every week. Church service begins at 11 a.m. on Sundays, though there is Sunday school at 10 a.m. in the Mitchell building. All are welcome. On Sunday, July 28, Bishop Jonathan Holston will bring the message, with music provided from the Brevard Music Center.

VBS Winds Down

This year’s Vacation Bible School at Rocky Hill Baptist Church is winding down, with the last night being today. The theme is “In the Wild – Amazing Encounters with Jesus.” Once again, VBS leader Patty Stahl has produced a fun and colorful venue. There are many helpers, too, which makes this all possible.

Ecusta Rod Department Employees

All former Ecusta Rod Department employees are invited to the yearly reunion on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mills River Restaurant.


An auction at the Cedar Mountain Community Center during the monthly community meeting will again be held on Aug. 12. Bring a covered dish to share and try to get there as soon after 5:30 p.m. as you can. You will then be able to peruse the many items for the “silent auction” and place your bid before eating. Winners of the silent auction will be announced following the meal, and a live auction will begin with many other great items and “services.”

Mountain Gourd Gathering

Only three weeks to go before the 9th annual “Mountain Gourd Gathering” begins. It will be open to the public at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 8, and all day on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9 and 10. The gourd gathering is held inside the large Family Life Center building next to Rocky Hill Baptist Church. Classes are on-going and are taught by several great teachers from the Southeast. Christine Pace hosts this event and is there to greet you. There are some classes still available. For more information, go to

Voter Identification Seminar

The Transylvania County Board of Elections will hold an educational seminar about voter photo identification requirements at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, and again at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Election Center, 150 S. Gaston Street in Brevard. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Beginning in 2020, voters will be required to provide photo identification before they vote. This includes both in-person and by-mail voting, with some exceptions. In November 2018, North Carolina voters approved an amendment to the N.C. Constitution to require voters to present photo ID at the polls.

Sherwood Forest Ladies Golf League

Results for July 22 play for Sherwood Forest Ladies League are as follows: Four Putts on the Front Nine: Team of Maria Campbell, Sandy Eidson, Carolyn Mitchell and Lin Kolb – 63. Winner: Team of Maria Campbell, Sandy Eidson, Carolyn Mitchell and Lin Kolb – 63. Low Gross: Nancy Waclawek – 33. Low Net: Retha Lynch - 23.


Last week it was announced incorrectly about a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary. The correct names are Toney & Joy Murr, who celebrated on July 19. Congratulations you two!

Around The House

By Linda Young

Busy week! I have been doing things I thought I was no longer capable of. It has been a challenge, and I have the aches and pains to show for it. Tylenol and I have been bosom buddies the last few days. I pressure washed my front porch sitting in a lawn chair. I would clean up to 3 feet in front of me, move the chair up and repeat. It’s slow but sure process, but it’s getting done. Downside is that the pressure washer took off a lot of loose paint. Now, I have to re-stain the entire thing. The project is mushrooming, but I am grateful to have friends and helpers who are assisting with things that need doing.

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