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Last updated 9/18/2019 at 3:19pm

Tonight’s Dinner And Program

We’re in for a treat tonight at Dunn’s Rock Community Center. Keith Parker, whose family goes back generations in this area, will present a program on Dunn’s Rock’s role in county history. Keith will share an exhibit of many poster-sized prints of historic photos, along with stories of our forefathers and mothers. A spaghetti dinner, including Caesar’s salad, bread and a table full of desserts, will begin at 6 p.m., followed by Keith’s program at 7 p.m. Bring your friends and come on out.

Hemlock Treatment Workshop

An Americorps volunteer dropped off a flyer at the community center to let folks know about a Hemlock Treatment Workshop being offered by the Hemlock Restoration Initiative in conjunction with Transylvania County Cooperative Extension office on Friday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Camp Carolina. Reservations and a $10 registration fee are required, so call today to see if there’s still space available. Inquiries can be made at (828) 252-4783 or by emailing

The workshop will cover easy and affordable treatment techniques for the wooly adelgid blight, which is taking its toll on these trees. It will include demonstrations, hands-on practice, discussion of hemlock management in forested and landscape settings, as well as information on cost-share opportunities. More information is available at

No Egress For The Egret

If you thought you had read the last about the great egret, you’d be wrong. I spied the large white bird from afar in the sod fields opposite Glen Cannon one morning last week. Ruth Jones came knocking on my door to tell me she had spotted it in the creek at the back of their Island Ford Road yard on Sunday. This bird has been making more local appearances than an aspiring political candidate. Keep your eyes open for your chance to see this magnificent creature.

Community Center Events

Families with young children are invited to a community playgroup on Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. at the community center. Come enjoy the crafts, games and fellowship for children, parents and caregivers.

Next month’s dinner and program on Thursday, Oct. 17, will feature a showing of “Almost Cured,” a documentary on Brevard High School’s 1963 integrated football team. Leslie Borhaug, whose class at Davidson River School wrote a children’s book which inspired the film, will be present to talk about this inspiring part of county history.

For information on renting the community center, contact Janet Robertson at 883-2678. News or story ideas for this column may be sent to For the latest community center news, visit the Facebook page with the cover photo of the old Connestee School,


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