CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
MARCH 19, 2019
CONGRATULATIONS to the Lady Cougars for bringing home the NCHSAA Women's 2A State Championship. We are so incredibly proud of you and your accomplishment.
"To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity." ~ Donald Adams
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - 1687 - Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men. (Wow, you would think a simple "hey, you took a wrong turn" would have sufficed!!!!)
And now for the news.....
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Thanks for your continued membership:
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Toe River Arts Council
The Yancey Journal
AREA EVENTS / ATTRACTIONS
DINING / ENTERTAINMENT
BURNSVILLE LITTLE THEATRE
Bogie and Bacall, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, will once again light up the screen at the Yancey Theatre as they appear in the 1946 film classic The Big Sleep on Monday, March 25, at 7pm. Also on the bill for the evening, will be Chapter 3 of the 1952 serial Radar Men from The Moon. Everyone is invited to join with the fun as the Classic Movie Club screens these two films from Hollywood's "golden years".
3/9 Beyond Measure in Concert
3/16 Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Concert
3/23 Spring Fest Craft Show 9am – 2pm
3/28-30 Ready, Set, Grow Children’s Consignment Sale
4/2 Kindergarten Kickoff
4/3 Lifeline Health Screening
4/5 Darren Nicholson Band 7pm
4/11 Funshine Camp Spring Dinner/Dance 6pm
4/13 Mtn Air Job Fair, 10am – 2pm
5/2 NRA Fundraiser
6 South Main Street, Burnsville. Call 682-7209 or visit WEBSITE
HAPPENING AT HOMEPLACE BEER
Tues. 3/19 @ 7pm: Music by Alexa Rose
Thurs. 3/21 @ 6pm Bugs & Suds Fly Tying
Mon. 3/25 @ 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
Please join us in supporting Yancey County Middle School Student Health Centers by visiting these participating restaurants on the dates below. The listed restaurants will donate a portion of the proceeds collected on the specified dates to the YCS Student Health Centers.
TWISTED LAUREL - March 26
BABE'S PIZZA - April 9
YE OLDE COUNTRY STORE - April 16
PIG & GRITS - April 30
SUBWAY - May 7
HOG HOLLOW PIZZA KITCHEN - May 15 (Wednesday)
APPALACHIAN JAVA - May 21
Bare Dark Sky Observatory Community Viewing Nights
Join us for an evening of stargazing as you've never seen before! You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through our 34" diameter Sam Scope, as well as our smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of our Observatory Manager, you will spend 2 hours viewing and learning about the dark skies.
March Community Dates
March 23 @ 8:30pm
March 29 @ 8:45pm
March 30 @ 8:45pm
Reserve your tickets HERE
“Knotty Lad” Built 2014 #5 of 5 Sitka Spruce top, Black Walnut fingerboard, bridge and neck. Mahogany body, 14 1/3 scale, Lower bout 16.6″, nut 1 7/8″ Baffled version for low end response. Corian saddle/nut. Adjustable neck, arm rest. With Blue Heron soft~case! Retail Value $1500.0. You may request more pictures of details upon request. RAFFLE TICKETS ARE $5 EACH AVAILABLE AT OOAK GALLERY – MICAVILLE YANCEY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Drawing will be on Sunday, May 26, at 2PM at the event. Onsite winner must present ticket. Absentee winner will be notified by phone and mail immediately. Any shipping expense is the responsibility of the winner.
Join us for Game Night on Thursday, March 21st, starting at 5pm. We’ll be playing “Relative Insanity” a game developed by Jeff Foxworthy. It’s easy. You read a setup card, and everyone else chooses one of their line cards to finish the phrase, then the reader picks the funniest one! Lots of laughter and lots of fun! Be sure to stop by Friday, March 22, from 4-7 pm for the Yancey Family Violence Coalition wine tasting fundraiser. Make a donation, taste some wine and support the YFVC. Stacy from Empire Distributors will be here to pour. We are so fortunate to have this organization and the services it provides as part of our community. Stop by and support YFVC. Remember on Monday, March 25 @ 5:30 we have the Wine and Cheese Pairing Class with Katie and Chris. They are featuring French wines and cheeses. Cost is $25.00. Pre-register by Thursday March 21st. I have a few spaces left for Soak and Sip on Friday, March 29. If interested give me a call for details. Shop hours are 11-6 Thursday-Saturday, until the end of March. We are located at 525 West Main, across from TD Bank. There is ample parking behind the shop or the bank parking lot.
MATTRESS SALE FUNDRAISER AT MHHS ON MARCH 30
The Mountain Heritage High School Band is having their mattress fundraiser on Saturday, March 30. Since 2005, CFS the original mattress fundraiser, has raised $30 million for school programs in the USA. The MHHS cafeteria will be turned into a mattress showroom from 10am - 5pm. New, name brands for less than retail and all sizes will be available. Local pick up or delivery is offered two weeks after the event.
BURNSVILLE GALLERY: Yancey County Education Showcase
SPRUCE PINE GALLERY: Mitchell County Education Showcase
For more information visit us at 102 West Main Street, Burnsville, call 682-7215. WEBSITE
NEWS FROM PENLAND
The Penland Gallery is proud to present Compose / Decompose by Eleanor Annand. This show opens Tuesday, March 26 will run through May 12, 2019. A reception will be held on Saturday, March 30.
The Focus Gallery is featuring Simple Things by Joseph Pintz. This show opens Friday, March 29 will run through May 5, 2019. A reception will be held on Saturday, March 30.
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
CRAFTY THINGS TO DO
MOUNTAIN PIECEMAKERS QUILT GUILD
The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet Tuesday, March 26 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.
MONARCHS TAKE FLIGHT AT THE ORCHARD
This year, the Orchard at Altapass celebrates its 25th anniversary—the time literally flying by. A few years into the stewardship, co-founder Judy Carson and naturalist Elizabeth Hunter planted a butterfly garden in memory of Jan McKinney Conley, a friend who had recently died. Over the decades, this small plot of showy flowers has seen good and bad times but has always held forth to provide the butterfly and bee a plentiful stopping over point.
Since the late 90’s, the Orchard has focused on the Monarch—that beautiful multi-colored butterfly that appears where ever milkweed grows. It is on these podded wildflowers (Milkweed is not a weed.) that the Monarch lays her eggs, where te larva feed, the chrysalis encases, and where they finally burst into flight, and head south. The Orchard Monarchs migrate to Mexico where they spend time in the warmth of the southern climate. Millions of these orange and black flyers fill the branches of trees in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, the wintering-over forest about 100 miles north of Mexico City.
As part of the Orchard’s mission to preserve the natural environment, the butterfly program originated as an experiment to determine if Monarchs could coexist and thrive in a traditional, carefully controlled, chemical apple orchard. The answer was resounding—Yes. The preservation and cultivation began in earnest. As prime pollinators for wildflowers and cross pollinators in the creation of more disease resistant plants, the Monarch’s continuation was important and remains so today.
The Orchard is a natural home for the milkweed, and the garden provides the fuel needed for those new and just passing through Monarchs. Today, the tiny eggs are collected and nurtured during the five-week metamorphosis. Those born in the fall fly almost 1,500 miles to their winter homes. Over the last decade the Orchard has tagged hundreds of Monarchs before they migrate. Although up to five generations can be born and die during one journey south, to date, six of those tagged by the Orchard have been found in Mexico at the migration site. (Tags weigh approximately 1% of the butterflies’ weight.) Information gathered is invaluable to the preservation of the butterfly, its environment and modulating health of the planet.
Although the changing climate world-wide and more specifically at the Orchard has affected the numbers of Monarchs, the Orchard continues to be a Monarch-friendly stop on its life cycle map. Come by to learn more about the Monarch butterfly and to watch the transformation. In late fall, pick up some milkweed seeds to add a “truck stop” for the Monarch in your own garden. And the Orchard is always seeking volunteers to help maintain the memorial garden and help with “saving the good stuff” for another quarter century. For more information about the Orchard and its programs, please go to www.altapassorchard.org. If you would like to get your hands a little loamy and help with the garden, please call Donna Stafford, Executive Director, at 828-765-9531.
ATTENTION 2019 BRIDES AND EVENT PLANNERS: We have the perfect location for that outdoor wedding, party, anniversary or company picnic Call 284-5055 for more information.
Artificial insemination (A.I.) is a great way to improve the management of your beef heard. There are many benefits to A.I. which includes a shorter calving season, reduced costs, breeding for known traits, and reduced injury to the cattle to name a few. The bottom line is that it allows a producer to bring the best genetics available into their heard with a reduced cost and risk.
Yancey County Cooperative Extension is partnering with Shannon Roberts of Roberts Cattle Service /ABS Global to conduct an A.I. workshop. The workshop will include two evenings of lecture and one day of hands on work. Participants will leave with the skills and knowledge to pursue an A.I. breeding program on their operation. The lecture portion of the workshop will be held April 4 & 5 at the Yancey Senior Center from 6-9pm. The hands-on portion will be Saturday, April 6 beginning at 9am at a farm location TBA. The cost of the workshop is $450 per person (or couple). Since space is very limited, registration and a $225 deposit is required by March 8 to secure a spot. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. A light meal and refreshments will be served each day. For questions call 828-682-6186.
YANCEY COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Meet Lady Bird!!!! She is a fun loving gal who loves playing fetch. She also knows the sit command. Looking to add some fun to your life? Well then come meet Lady Bird.
Yancey County Humane Society, 962 Cane River School Road, Burnsville, NC - Phone 682-9510. Website
AREA MEETINGS OF INTEREST
ORGANIZATION / DATE / TIME / LOCATION
Toe Cane Beekeepers 3/26 @ 6pm United Community Bank
Burnsville Rotary Club Thursday @ Noon Rescue Dog Cafe
Toe River Model Railroaders Wednesday @ 2:00 pm Spruce Pine Library
Al-Anon Monday @ 7:30 pm 1st Presbyterian Church
MISC COMMUNITY INFORMATION
- You are invited to join the Mount Mitchell Street Rods Cruise-In held every first and third Friday night in the Sav-Mor parking lot in Burnsville. Cruise-Ins are held April through September. For more information contact Gordon Higgins at 682-2960 or Bill Anglin at 682-6266.
- Yancey County Democratic Party will hold their annual county convention on Saturday, March 23 at the Yancey Senior Center at noon. Any precincts that have not held their precinct meetings yet may do so beginning at 10am at the Senior Center that morning.
- The Yancey County Republican Party will hold their precinct meetings and county convention on Saturday, March 23 at East Yancey Middle School. The events will kick off with a potluck lunch starting at noon in the cafeteria. Registration opens at 11am and precinct meetings begin at 1:30pm with the county convention at 2pm. For more information see the YanceyGOP Facebook page.
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
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