CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
JULY 18, 2018
CHAMBER MIXER: Join us for a Chamber Mixer this Thursday at 5pm at Mission Health and Blue Ridge Medical Center at 800 Medical Campus Drive in Burnsville, NC.
"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves." ~ Abraham Lincoln
THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1821 - Spain cedes Florida to the US. (Residents immediately start looking for property in North Carolina).
And now for the news.....
We would like to extend a great, big welcome to our newest member:
PO Box 686
Burnsville, NC 28714
(A volunteer organization devoted to services and activities that allow our Senior
members of the Commuinity to remain in their homes as long as possible)
Jerry & Deborah d'Aquin
19 Town Square
Burnsville, NC 28714
(A non-profit organization, sale of used books / donations)
12255 Hwy 226A
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(Guided adventures, rock climbing, whitewater, tubing, family fun)
BLUE RIDGE GUESTHOUSE
126 Swiss Avenue
Burnsville, NC 28714
Thanks for your continued membership:
Traditional Voices Group
Carolina Country Inn
Dr. J. Alan Ray
Jim Hughes & Associates
The Orchard at Altapass
AREA EVENTS / ATTRACTIONS
DINING / ENTERTAINMENT
LOCATED AT MILE 328.3 ON THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
Call us at 828-765-9531
Wednesday, 7/18 @ 1:45 JAM Session
Thursday, 7/19 @ 1:45 Work in Progress
Friday, 7/20 @ 1:45 Lenny Skii & Co.
Saturday 7/21 @ 11:45 Storytelling with Bill
Saturday, 7/21 @ 1:00 Amantha Mill
Saturday, 7/21 @ 3:00 South Bound
Sunday, 7/22 @ 1:00 Cockman Family
Sunday, 7/22 @ 3:00 Cockman Family
Hayrides and Dance Demos every Saturday & Sunday
For more information visit WEBSITE
A program of Partners Aligned Toward Health, Healthy Yancey is a partnership of concerned citizens working together to improve the quality of health for all people in Yancey County. Our mission for this Sizzlin’ Summer Series is to increase connections between neighbors and people, and increase physical activity, while highlighting fun ways to play and be active in our community.
TOWN SQUARE - Saturday, July 21@ 9am - Biking/Wheels
FOR FULL LIST OF SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN SEE WEBSITE.
CYNTHIA LAWING TO PERFORM
Cynthia Lawing came to Burnsville via Davidson College, north of Charlotte, where she was a member of the Applied Music faculty. It was serendipity that she came into the Toe River Arts Gallery and met executive director, Denise Cook. Conversation turned to music and she discovered that the great Hungarian pianist Lili Kraus was once a resident near Burnsville on a 700-acre farm. Madame Kraus had delighted residents by presenting piano recitals, always to packed house. She selected a Steinway Concert Grand which is currently housed in First Presbyterian Church in Burnsville.
Lawing has performed throughout the United States, in Asia, Europe and South America. In honor of the distinguished world renowned pianist, she will be offering a piano recital in the same church on Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM. The program will include selections from the repertoire frequently presented by Madame Kraus herself, which will include works by Mozart, Chopin, Brahms, Schubert and Bartok.
The recital is free and the public is welcome. The First Presbyterian Church is located at 120 Church Street off West Main in Burnsville.
High Peaks Hosts Open House at Green Knob Fire Tower July 21
Join the High Peaks Birders and the NC High Peaks Trail Association for a special treat on Saturday, July 21 when they host an open house at the Green Knob Fire Tower off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The tower – normally locked and inaccessible – will be open to all comers from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The tower offers tremendous views of Mt. Mitchell, the Black Mountains and the South Toe River Valley. The event also comes at the later stages of the breeding season and we may see some birds beginning to molt into fall plumage as they prepare to head south. Parking will be at the Green Knob Overlook, Mile 350.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The access trail to the tower starts from the Parkway about 100 yards north of the overlook and is marked by a sign and a rustic set of steps with a handrail. Please be extremely careful walking along and crossing the Parkway, as passing drivers often speed or are distracted by the scenery. The trail to the tower is about a half-mile long but involves several hundred feet of climbing on rough footing. Although short, it is not suitable for the elderly or those in poor physical condition. Please bring layers of warm clothes as it can be quite windy and cold on the tower. Depending on the forecast, rain gear is also advisable. Although the tower will open at 8 a.m., birders are welcome to come earlier.
Check our WEBSITE or our Facebook Link for more information.
LOVE MAKES A HOME:
THE LIFE OF REBECCA BOONE
Featuring the fiddling of Yacey County's own Bruce Green and the acting of Mountain Gardens' Terra Currie-Feather. Time 6pm, Date: Thurs, Aug. 2nd at The Orchard at Altapass.
Conveniently located between Asheville, Boone and Hickory, NC, and just 20 miles from I-40 and 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, find treasures that will last a lifetime and have an experience to match.
Visit Gem Mountain and share the history, the tradition, and excitement of gem mining.
Located at 13780 Hwy 226 S, Spruce Pine, NC. Call 828-765-6130 or visit WEBSITE.
TRIGGERS, TRAPS & TROUT
Our goal is to allow outdoor persons the opportunity to enjoy shooting by visiting our facilities, which include a 50,000 square foot, lighted shotgun range. We are able to accommodate individuals, families, groups and organizations, meeting their various needs and schedules. We offer rifle, pistol, and shotgun ranges. 125 Deyton Hunt Farm Drive, Burnsville, NC. Call 828-777-0357 or visit WEBSITE.
7/20 Edgar Loudermilk @ 7pm
8/17 Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver @ 7:30 pm
8/18 Tri County Outdoor Expo
8/19 Tri County Outdoor Expo
8/25 The Wiseman Brothers @ 7pm
9/1 NewTown w/ Mitchell Cannon @ 7:30 pm
6 South Main Street, Burnsville. Call 682-7209 or visit WEBSITE
HAPPENING AT HOMEPLACE BEER COMPANY
6/18 @ 7pm Trivia Night
Hours: Mon-Thurs 4-9pm; Fri 2-11pm; Sat 2-10pm; Sun 2-7 pm.
Located at 6 South Main, Burnsville. WEBSITE
RESCUE DOG CAFE
7/21 - Music on the Lawn for Young Children 10am
HOURS: Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri 6:30 – 11:30 am; Open Mic Fri Night 4-8 pm; Sat & Sun 7:30 am – 5:00 pm. Located at 240 East Main Street, Burnsville.
OOAK ART GALLERY & MAPLES
OOAK: Fine, Folk, Funky Local Art!! Mon - Sat 10am – 5:30pm; Sun 12:00 (Noon) – 5pm
MAPLES: The Sweet Spot Next Door serving fine coffee, tea and bakery items. Mon-Fri 8am – 4pm, Sat. 9am – 3pm
ENTERTAINMENT AT OOAK ART GALLERY & MAPLES:
Thursday 7/19: “Poets Under the Maples with Mendy Knott” starts at 7:00 pm
Micaville Music Jam at 10:00 am every Saturday
JULY DOG (DUTCH OVEN GATHERING)
Our monthly DOG is this Saturday, July 21st at 1pm. Please come and cook with us. We will get together around 1:00 and eat around 4:00. If you’ve never cooked in a Dutch oven come on by and see what the fuss is all about. Located at 56 Stardust Road, Suite 9, Burnsville, NC. Call 828-335-4831 for more information.
VAN TOURS OF HISTORIC BARNS
The Appalachian Barn Alliance is offering 10-passenger van tours of historic barns on a monthly schedule. Great way to see the barns in a more intimate way with this small number of people. Our tour guide—Taylor Barnhill—always receives kudos for his stories and depth of knowledge and he will lead these van tours. Our van tours are slower-paced and spread over 3 hours to allow the maximum enjoyment of the experience. The length also allows us to take you a bit deeper into Madison county.
The July tour will be Friday, July 20 from 9am to approximately Noon (and, yes, there will be a bathroom stop in the middle). It will begin and end in the Ingles’ parking lot in Mars Hill. Treat yourself and some friends and family to a closeup view of several barns as well as many stories about these and other barns that you will drive by.
The cost is $40 per person. To reserve your spot, respond to this email, or just email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sandy at 828 380-9146. We look forward to sharing this wonderful experience with you.
INTRO INTO OUTDOOR
(Every Tuesday until November 6)
**Designed for anyone who wants to experience climbing outdoors!**
-weekday rate $85, weekend rates $95
-No Experience necessary
-Ages 5-6 climb Free
-Learn basic knots, climbing techniques, safety practices and checks, and climbing terms and lingo
INTRO INTO RAPPELLING
(Every Wednesday until October 31)
-Weekday rates $85 (locations Pisgah National Forest) , Weekend rates $95 (locations vary)
-No Experience necessary
-Learn to minimize and assess risk
-Learn proper rappelling technique and skills
Please email us for details see our WEBSITE email email@example.com or call (828) 260-4505.
HAWTREE'S PUB AT MT. MITCHELL GOLF COURSE
Our regular dinner hours are Tues - Thurs 5pm - 9pm, Fri & Sat 2pm - 10pm, Sun Closed.
SPECIALS OF THE WEEK:
Wed & Thurs: Pizza & Wing Night
Fri & Sat: Prime Rib
Call 675-4911 for reservations.
Bare Dark Sky Observatory Community Viewing Nights
July 20th and 21st
9:30 pm-11:30 pm
Early Morning Date
Wednesday July 25th, 4:30am
Reserve your tickets HERE
FRIDAY GLASS GUIDED TOURS
Experience art glass in Toe River Valley’s renowned artist studios. You’ll visit two studios on each tour (morning or afternoon), get to meet two to three artists, learn about their work and their processes, watch glass blowing demonstrations, and have a one-on-one opportunity to view and/or purchase work directly from the artist. This is a rare chance to explore the magical world of glass with a guide who knows the area, the people, their medium. Robin Warden, curator of “Sphere of Influence” and the memorable “History of Glass in the Mountains” (2012) will be your guide. A former researcher, she currently conducts tours at the Penland School of Crafts and is a long time Yancey County resident and well-known in this community as an arts resource.
Half day tours: $35; Full day tours: $65
Tours include transportation, guide and two studio visits. Participants may bring their own lunch or order take-out sandwiches upon arrival. Afternoon tour participants may order lunch in advance, and arrive early to enjoy lunch and conversation with the morning participants on the back porch of the Toe River Arts facility. Beverages and water will be provided during the tour and lunch. Reservations and payment are due in advance, 24 hours before each scheduled tour.
Tour Space is Limited. Call 828.682.7215 to reserve a seat.
Kenny Pieper | Reid Jacobs [DEMO]
William | Katherine Bernstein
Gary Beecham [DEMO]
Greg Fidler | Michael Hayes | Amber Marshall
Shane Fero [DEMO]
Rob Levin [DEMO]
Selena Glass and Metal
John Geci [DEMO]
Rick | Valerie Beck
Yaffa | Jeff Todd
JJ Brown | Simona Rosasco [DEMO]
Thor | Jennifer Bueno
Colin O’Reilly | Cameron Reed
Nick Fruin | Courtney Dodd [PENLAND DEMO]
Writing Workshops at the Literary Festival
At the Carolina Mountains Literary Festival on September 6-8, 2018 in Burnsville, NC, the daytime sessions with authors reading and discussing their books are free. Four three-hour writing workshops require advance registration and a fee of $30.
Sidney Wade’s Poetry Workshop is on Friday morning. Find out the ten basic concerns that govern the way she writes poetry and develop your own. She is the author of seven books, with poems as varied as elegies to birds and outrage toward some of society.
On Friday afternoon, Mallory McDuff’s Creative Non-fiction Workshop, “Writing in Place,” will explore the power of crafting stories that honor the places we love. You will spend time outside. She teaches environmental education at Warren Wilson College. McDuff is the author of two books and more than fifty essays in journals and magazines.
The Memoir Workshop will be on Saturday morning. Joni Tevis will take participants through a series of exercises to help draw out details from their work experiences, details that may lead into the creation of a longer memoir narrative. Tevis has been a park ranger, factory worker and seller of cemetery plots as well as being the author of two books of essays.
Fiction writers will learn how to “Write What You Know, and Make Up the Rest” with Christopher Swann. Participants will learn how to draw from their own experiences in a series of writing exercises. He is the Chair of the English Department at Holy Innocent’s
Episcopal School in Atlanta. His 2017 debut novel,Shadow of the Lions, was a SIBA Okra Pick, one of Southern Living magazine’s Best Southern Books and the Amazon Book of the month.
Register on the WEBSITE. You can also see the entire schedule and read author bios. The workshops ($30) fill up fast so register now at WEBSITE.
The Yancey County Farmers' Market is open every Saturday through October from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm just off the Town Square. Seasonal produce, meats, cheeses, dairy, crafts and entertainment. Check our WEBSITE or visit our Facebook page Here
GRILL DEMO DAYS AT BLOSSMAN GAS IN BURNSVILLE
July 27 from 11am until 3pm
Blossman Gas of Burnsville is hosting Grill Demo Days this month!
In addition to learning about great grill brands, there will be $5 Grill Cylinder Fills, $50 off all grills, and 10% off all grill accessories and outdoor living items.
Blossman Gas in Burnsville
2138 West HWY 19E
Support the ”Friends of the Library” by attending their wine tasting fund raise on Friday, July 20, 2018, from 4-7 pm. Make a donation to the library and enjoy some wine. I have selected a Vinho Verde, Prosecco, Rose’, Riesling and Pinot Noir. These are nice wines and perfect for warmer weather. This is a great organization to support! The balloons will be flying! Brand new beers have arrived. Some are local, Horchata 10W-40, (Hi-Wire Brewing) and some are not, Quinannan Falls Dry-Hopped Lager (Bells) and they are exclusively at Burnsville Wine in this area! I have other new brews that are great this time year. If you are looking for a venue to have a small birthday party, shower, retirement party, girls day/night out, or just would like to have a beer or glass of wine with a friend, stop by the shop. The back deck is always open when the shop is open. You can purchase food elsewhere to have with a brew or a glass of wine. It’s a great place to chill! We are located at 525 West Main, across from TD Bank. Shop hours are 11-7 Tuesday-Friday and 11-6 Saturday.
Like and share us on Facebook, check our WEBSITE call 682-3456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
TRACTOR Food and Farms is excited to announce the launch of their new online marketplace. This marketplace will allow community members another convenient way to support local farmer by purchasing local food. In addition to fresh produce, meat and value-added products will be available for purchase.
TRACTOR is located at 54 Ferguson Hill Road, Burnsville, NC. See our WEBSITE for more information.
NOW SHOWING: MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE JR.
Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends - Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo - have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape - with the help of some prodigious penguins - to explore the world.
Friday, July 20 at 6pm
Saturday, July 21 at 6pm
The Parkway Playhouse is located at 202 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville. Tickets are available on the Parkway Playhouse website and at the Parkway playhouse Box Office (828-682-4285), which is open from 1-5pm Thursday through Saturday and one hour before show time. WEBSITE
CLAY + IS A PLUS FOR THE TOE RIVER ARTS COMMUNITY
The Spruce Pine Toe River Arts Gallery is hosting an exhibit, “Clay +” that showcases the work of well-known ceramist, Cynthia Bringle.
The exhibit acknowledging Bringle’s contribution to the arts is at the Toe River Arts Spruce Pine Gallery through August 18. A special reception is planned for Saturday, July 28 from 5 to 7pm and coincides with the “Sphere of Influence: Glass Artists of Western North Carolina” reception being held on the second floor in the Dottie Owen Great Room/Gallery.
Bringle’s exhibit pieces run the gamut from years-old pieces to new work and includes handmade bead jewelry. And paintings. Cynthia has never stopped painting. She says this exhibit is not a retrospective of her life’s work but reflects what she has done, what she is doing, and what she might be considering in the future. “Clay +” celebrates her life from yesterday when she picked up a brush in Tennessee to tomorrow when she throws another pot.
SPHERE OF INFLUENCE OPENS IN SPRUCE PINE
At 11 am on July 28, the Toe River Arts Dottie Owen Great Room/Gallery will host display of work from 61 accomplished Western North Carolina glass artists. Not since the 2012 “History of Glass” exhibit have so many glass artists come together in one room in our region. Their stories continue in “Sphere of Influence: Glass Artists of Western North Carolina” with a look back to how their work in glass—teaching, conferences, exhibitions, in collections, galleries, and museums—has impacted the global glass arena over the last half century.
The exhibit, curated by Robin Warden and Kate Groff, both of whom presented the 2012 exhibit, is part of the six-month regional “Summer of Glass” celebration that coincides with the Dale Chihuly installation on the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. The room in Spruce Pine will be filled with signature and current works from the regional artists. A world map on one wall will track artist influences in 44 states and 35 countries around the world. And a special edition, gallery book with a handcrafted cover by Deana Blanchard and Chuck Young, will detail the locations, by country, state, city, and venue for each artist.
This unique exhibition will continue Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 4 pm through August 25. A public reception, coinciding with Cynthia Bringle’s “Clay +” reception on the first floor, will be held on the opening night, Saturday, July 28, from 5 to 7 pm on the second-floor gallery.
Complementing the exhibit, Warden will be conducting guided glass studio tours on Fridays through the month of August. During either the morning and/or afternoon tours, participants will meet artists in two studios, experience glass blowing, and view/purchase work directly from the artists. Transportation is included. Tours will leave and return to the Dottie Owen Great Room/Gallery. For more information, visit toeriverarts.org/friday-glass-guided-tours, then email email@example.com or call 828-682-7215 to make a reservation. Seating is limited.
BURNSVILLE GALLERY: Return to the Land of my Ancestors, Robert Alvin Crum.
SPRUCE PINE GALLERY: Clay + (The work of Cynthia Bringle)
For more information visit us at 102 West Main Street, Burnsville, call 682-7215. WEBSITE
Penland School of Crafts will host an auction of student and instructor work on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00 PM at the Flex Studio on the Penland campus in Mitchell County. The auction will feature student and instructor work in clay, glass, metals, wood, textiles, printmaking, book arts, and other media. No admission charged. For directions and a map visit WEBSITE. For more information, call 828-765-2359. All proceeds benefit Penland's scholarship programs.
Penland School is located near Spruce Pine in Mitchell County. For more information and directions to the school call 828-765-2359 or visit Website
MOUNTAIN PIECEMAKERS QUILT GUILD
The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet Tuesday, July 24 at 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Burnsville Town Center to make quilts for the “Linus Project” along with other quilting bee tasks.
For more information call 828-691-0449.
SAFE, EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO VACCINATION
Learn about an alternative to vaccines that is gentle, safe & effective for preventing Measles, Mumps,
Tetanus, Whooping Cough, etc.
Join us at our free 40 minute workshop at Cruz Life Center on Thursday, July 26 at 6:15 pm.
Presented by Ursula Dobelmann CCH certified Homeopath & Homeoprophylaxis Supervisor with Free & Healthy Children International. To reserve your seat call us at 682-6157 or visit our WEBSITE. Healthy snacks will be served.
Call 682-6157 or see our WEBSITE for more information.
YANCEY COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Beautiful Faith!! Look at those soulful eyes. Life hasn't always been great to this darling 6 year old, but that hasn't affected her tender heart. She wold love to have a home where she can live out her days in a grassy yard, free of a chain, and have a nice soft dog bed inside.
Yancey County Humane Society, 962 Cane River School Road, Burnsville, NC - Phone 682-9510. Website
Would you like us to forward your business items of interest to other Chamber members? Submit your items weekly via email no later than 8am each Tuesday for inclusion each Tuesday. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Chamber Office Telephone 682-7413. WEBSITE