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Last updated 9/8/2021 at 2:48pm

With musical accompaniment, these two young children danced at the recent BBQ fundraiser.

Local History Book

Copies of the book, "The Village And The Turnpike: A Whimsical Cedar Mountain Historical Adventure From Then To Now," are now available at these businesses in Cedar MountainCedar Mountain Café, Creekside Market and Grill, and Whistlestop Market. It was written by Charles Burden, Doug Pace and Patty Stahl

They will be sold at Studio 276 when it reopens. The book can also be purchased at Mud Dabbers Pottery on N.C. 276 in Dunn's Rock and Highlands Books in Brevard. "Come join five hearty individuals as they take a historic hike, sometimes climbing and crawling, from then to now along an old abandoned early road, a turnpike, to capture life in the N.C. Blue Ridge Mountains from earlier times."


After the potluck on Monday, Sept. 13, at the Cedar Mountain Comm-unity Center, the Transyl-vania County Library will give a slide presentation. Please have your dish to share on the table by 6:15 p.m. The potluck will start at 6:30 p.m. Masks are encouraged.


Wow, what a turnout. All of the BBQ was sold out by 2 p.m. Thanks to all who purchased BBQ and those who made additional donations to our cause. The proceeds will go toward the purchase of extrication equipment for the fire department. We didn't quite make our goal, but we are very close. One neighbor arrived with his guitar and serenaded those who chose to eat in. Two children dressed in authentic-looking fire-fighter gear danced to the music. It was so cute.


Bruce Fortner begins the September birthday list as he celebrated his birthday on Sept. 2. Following close behind was Brandon Baines with a birthday on Sept. 3. Kathy Guffey gained a year on Sept. 7, and Linda's sister, Kay Clark, on Sept. 11. Looking ahead, Emily Beeker will be celebrating on Sept. 15, Jeanne Hayes on Sept. 19 and Liam Bishop on Sept. 20. Wallace Dunbar will gain a year on Sept. 21, followed by a double celebration on Sept. 25 for Shandra Sentelle and Charlotte Jones. Another two share the same birthdate on Sept. 26: Calla Harris and Zane Justice. Antje Owen finishes the list with a birthday on Sept. 30.


Chris and Renee Baines celebrated their wedding anniversary on Sept. 4. Charles and Katherine Guffey will celebrate on Sept. 25, and Eric & Dana Huskey will celebrate on Sept. 30. Best wishes, congratulations and happy birthday to all celebrating in September 2021. If I missed yours, please email me with your name and date at [email protected] or call Christine Pace at (828) 885-2103

Sherwood Ladies League

Results for Sept. 6: Fourteen women played the front nine in a team game called Step-Aside Scramble. Winning team: Nancy Waclawek, Diane Garvey and Diane Hodson with 27.

Christine's Corner by Christine Pace

I was happy to see bright sunshine on Saturday, Sept. 4, as I arrived early at the Cedar Mountain Fire Department. I thanked the three firefighters who stayed up all night cooking pork BBQ for the day's fundraiser and then joined others in pulling pork and other preparations for the day's event. The auxiliary members worked well together in making this fundraiser a huge success. We started serving at 11 a.m. and finished shortly after 2 p.m. to many satisfied customers. It was a great day. The BBQ plate consisted of a bun, pork BBQ, with choice of sauce, baked beans (extra bacon offered), coleslaw, cookies and a drink.

New Dog Park

Twice this past week, when temps dropped to the 70s, I took my two pups to our new dog park in Brevard at 824 Ecusta Road and had a most pleasant time both times. I am impressed with the large-dog and small-dog parks. There are doggie bags provided, freshwater, shade with benches, a double-gate enter and exit for safety, all in large, level high-fenced acreage. My dogs were thrilled to have the freedom to run in such a large place. They frequented the water "hydrants" and made friends with much larger dogs through the fence (we were in the small dog park). We hope to visit at least a couple of times a week. We are truly blessed to live here.

Constitution Week

Remember that Constitution Week is celebrated from Sept. 17-23. Fly your red, white and blue during the celebration and every day of the year.

Please take time to visit the Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas in Brevard. You can see the exhibit by The Waightstill Avery Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR). Note the 13-star Betsy Ross flag as you enter the museum, as well as a copy of the Constitution, along with a painting depicting the signing on Sept.17, 1787.

Mah Jongg Group

The book, "The Village And The Turnpike: A Whimsical Cedar Mountain Historical Adventure From Then To Now," is now on sale.

Mah Jongg is played from 2-5 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at the Cedar Mountain Community Center. Several attended a class early this summer. All players with some experience are welcome. We collect $1 at each visit, which is donated to CMCC in appreciation for the use of their facility.

Around The House by Linda Young

This year, responsibility for the BBQ at the fire department has been almost fully turned over to the auxiliary. A couple of the volunteers who have barbequed the pork for years have retired from that duty. The auxiliary has enjoyed the dedication of these fine folks for many years, and we celebrate them. However, change is inevitable. The auxiliary has had to learn the ropes for barbequing the pork butts for the BBQ. We are thankful for the firefighters who pitched in to BBQ the pork overnight, with only an hour or so of sleep. Great job, guys.

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