CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
JULY 16, 2019
A group of local citizens is working to raise money to help furnish the new Blue Ridge Elementary School (apparently the budget for furnishings is extremely limited). Here's the cost breakdown.
Tables are $350 (includes shipping) they need 5
Chair sets are $400 (includes shipping) they need 7
book-centric carpet is $385 (includes shipping) one
Checks can be made payable to Blue Ridge Elementary with a memo re: school furniture and can be forward to (Sue Wasserman) at P.O. Box 968, Burnsville... 28714... the goal, if possible, is to have by the end of month so we can hopefully get delivered for the mid August opening. For more information call: 404-210-1524,
"There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle." ~ Alexis de Tocqueville
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - 1439 - Kissing is banned in England to stop the Black Death from spreading. (Maybe a rat trap would have been more appropriate)
And now for the news.....
NEW / RENEWING MEMBERS
Thanks for your continued membership:
Mountain Chef Bistro
Lemon Tree Inn
Dig In Community Garden
AREA EVENTS / ATTRACTIONS
DINING / ENTERTAINMENT
LOCATED AT MILE 328.3 ON
THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
Call us at 828-765-9531
Wednesday, 7/17 @ 1:45 Music Jam
Thursday, 7/18 @ 1:45 Tom Sparks
Friday, 7/19 @ 1:45 Jack Vaughn
Saturday, 7/20 @ 1:00 Town &Country
Saturday, 7/20 @ 3:00 Bearwallow
Sunday, 7/21 @ 1:00 The Cockman Family
On July 18, the Orchard at Altapass will present its second Thursday Heritage Talk. Elaine McAlister Dellinger—researcher, archaeologist, and member of the Daughters of the American Revolution—will discuss Lost Cove, a ghost town deep in the Yancey County region of the Pisgah National Forest. Dellinger’s discussion runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, at the Orchard at Altapass, located at 1025 Orchard Road, Spruce Pine (mm 328.3 on the Blue Ridge Parkway). A $5 donation is suggested, but all are welcome. For more information about Heritage Thursday or any other of the many Orchard programs, please visit www.altapassorchard.org, Facebook, or call 828-765-9531.
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 20th @ 10am - Life-Size Backyard Games
FOR FULL LIST OF SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN SEE WEBSITE.
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.
Thrifty Adventures is opened year-round with 21 adventures to choose from: white-water and flat-water kayaking or rafting trips start in April with river tubing and waterfall rappelling starting in May. We have wetsuits and youth boats. Rock Climbing takes place year round, in winter we offer Mountaineering Courses and Ice Climbing. We also offer youth and Veteran programs. We have discounts for First Responders, Teachers, Veterans and Healthcare Professionals. An additional tidbit...Thrifty Adventures has a local’s discount for folks with Mitchell, McDowell or Yancey addresses. Discounts are good on everything except Lazy Day Tubing.
This year we opened a new outpost by the Toe River. We have a $15 Tube option where folks get a one-way shuttle to the Red Hill Swim Hole then a two-hour float (depending on water levels) back to our Outpost. The take out offers an opportunity to check out the Suspension Bridge with a short walk back to the Outpost. We are offering several new river trips along with Tote and Float Boat options (ie boat rentals). We now offer guided plant hikes followed by food tastings at the new Farm. These events feature locally sourced foods to support local farming and businesses!!!
Give us a call at 828-260-4505 or see our WEBSITE.
Compassionate Care of WNC (formerly Yancey Hospice) invites you and yours to come eat cornbread, soup beans, and other yummy sides at the Burnsville Town Center this Saturday, July 20th from 3 to 6 pm. This fundraiser is in memory of the late Ruth Banks, longtime town employee and councilor, who would have turned 90 this very day.
In addition to the home-cooked food, there will be two raffle items - an Ed Doyle lamp created from an antique toy Easy Bake Oven, and a cast iron Griswold cornstick baking pan donated by Hammond's Antiques.
Come at 3pm to hear Broke Holler (Pete & Kim McWhirter) play, listen to the Singing Judges announce the three cornbread contest prize winners at 4:30, then help us eat up the cornbread, with sides (for a very small donation) and iced tea! Then, at 7pm, dance, dance, dance to the amazing classic rock music of Mike Banks' band, the Mid-Century Rockers - same $10 gets you in.
Cornbread entries are still being accepted; pick up a form at Yancey Graphics, the Yancey Journal office, Poplar Grove, Toe River Campground, Riverside BP, Price's Creek Store, OOAK Gallery, Farm Bureau, Bryant Farms (formerly Blevins). Consider the "rules" on the forms as "suggestions" - but cornbread must be brought to the Town Center at 6 S. Main Street only between 2pm and 3pm on Saturday. For more information, call 828-208-4731.
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.
Our charming little town with the big personality now has its own entertaining guided walking tour of the downtown area. History & Humor Walking Tour is steeped in the memories and amusing stories of old-timers born and raised here, the descendants of the hardy souls who settled the area back in the 1700 and 1800s. Tours are offered, weather permitting, Wed. and Fri. at 11 am and Sun. at 1. For reservations, or to book your own tour, email email@example.com or call 828-208-0287.
7/20 RuthFest 3pm
8/2,3 Mtn Piecemakers Quilt Show
8/10 Nathan Stewart, Rachel Hopson & Bandana Rhythm 7:30 pm
8/17 Tri-County Outdoor Expo
8/24 ATRC Benefit 7pm
8/25 Farm to Fork Dinner 5pm
8/29-31 Ready, Set Grow Children’s Consignment Sale
6 South Main Street, Burnsville. Call 682-7209 or visit WEBSITE
HAPPENING AT HOMEPLACE BEER
Tues. 7/16 @ 7pm: Music by Blue Ridge Busketeers
Hours: Mon-Thurs 4-9pm; Fri 2-11pm; Sat 2-10pm; Sun 2-7 pm.
Located at 6 South Main, Burnsville. WEBSITE
LAURA'S PIZZA & TRATTORIA
This week's entertainment at Laura's:
Fri. 7/19 - Nick Gonnering @ 7pm
114 East Main Street, Burnsville, NC. Call 682-5551 or see on FACEBOOK.
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, 7/18 - Poetry by Susan Schmidt at Maples @ 7pm
Micaville Music Jam at 10:00 am every Saturday
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: Pizza Night
Thurs: Comfort Food Night
Fri & Sat: Prime Rib
Call 675-4911 for reservations.
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.
July Community Dates
7/19 @ 9:45pm
7/20 @ 9:45pm
7/26 @ 9:30pm
7/27 @ 9:30pm
Reserve your tickets HERE
Evening Events at Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
Register soon for the Friday night Banquet and the Saturday night Keynote. Spaces fill quickly.
The 14th Annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is on September 5-7, 2019 in Burnsville, NC. All day on Friday and Saturday authors give free readings and discussions reflecting this year’s theme- On The Move-stories of migration, immigration and travel. There are also evening events.
The Festival begins on Thursday night at 7:00 with a performance by Red Herring Puppets. “My Grandfather’s Prayers” is a multi-media theatrical performance based on the life of Cantor Izso Glickstein (1889-1947), a fourth-generation cantor, child prodigy, and operatic tenor. Izso toured Europe with the Hungarian Opera, was Uber- Cantor at Europe's largest synagogue, recorded for Victor and RCA records, and mentored the young Leonard Bernstein. His story is one of survival despite the adversity of the Russian pogroms, Hungary's White Terror, and two World Wars. He settled in Boston
where his powerful voice expressed the passion and determination of a people holding on to faith and tradition. His story is enacted by his granddaughter, professional puppeteer Lisa Sturz, using scrolling scenery, shadow puppets, marionettes, digital compositing, poetic text, and visual metaphor, while exploring her own ancestry, artistry, and spirituality. This performance is recommended for adults and mature teens. You can watch a preview of this live performance on the Festival website.
Friday night features a locally sourced, catered banquet and a talk by Andrew Lawler, author of The Secret Token- Myth, Obsession and Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke. In 1587, men, women, and children crossed the Atlantic, landing on Roanoke Island along what is now the North Carolina Coast. By the time a resupply mission arrived three years later, they had utterly vanished. But it was not until the nineteenth century that the story of the settlers grew into unsolved mystery and widely popular myths. Come hear how this strange tale is relevant to today’s struggle to define what it means to be American. Registration is required $35 BYOB.
The Festival will end on Saturday night with Charles Frazier in Conversation with author, Elaine Neil Orr. They will discuss how the themes of this year’s festival, travel, migration and immigration apply to Frazier’s novels. Inman’s long and difficult journey home In Cold Mountain, the forced removal of the Cherokee in Thirteen Moons and Varina Davis’ flight during Reconstruction in Varina will be the focus. Registration is required $25.
An attendee said, “ I put ‘Registration begins July 1’ on my calendar now. One year I kept putting it off and everything was sold out.” So, register now.
Go to our website cmlitfest.org to see the full schedule, read author bios and register for required events.
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
Longer days have arrived. Extend your summer nights with propane. Visit Blossman Gas today to see our array of outdoor fire pits, patio heaters, gas lighting, grills, and more.
Come see us at 8 Comet Road, Burnsville NC 28714 or call 682-2118.
The 35th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show is put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise money for new equipment. They are a 501C3 Non Profit Organization.
This Gem Show has everything! Over 60 US and International dealers with almost any kind of jewelry, gemstone and mineral specimens, fossil, lapidary equipment and more you might want. Each booth is 20 foot by 40 foot so there are LOTS of items for sale.
Parking and admission are free.
Food is available.
Porta-a-johns are available.
This is an outside event so be prepared for rain.
Dates: Sunday,July 28th to Sunday, August 4th, 2019 with some vendors open on Saturday 27th.
Hours: 10 to 6 daily with many vendors open earlier and later because they are staying with their booth.
Address: 136 Majestic View, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 at the new Parkway Fire and Rescue event grounds. This location is on the hill above the previous location approximately 3 miles south of Spruce Pine on Hwy 226 South.
Contact: Donna Collis firstname.lastname@example.org 828-765-5519.
Website is www.grassycreekgemshow.org. Applications and pictures are available on the website.
Alice in Wonderland Jr.
Parkway Playhouse’s 2019 Summer Production Camp will present Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr. This family friendly musical contains all of your favorite characters and songs from the 1951 Disney film. Directed by Jenny Martin, Parkway Playhouse Junior’s production will feature children involved in the two week camp designed to teach children about all areas of theatrical performance.
The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!
Friday, July 19 @ 6:30 pm
Saturday, July 20 @ 6:30pm
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
CRAFTY THINGS TO DO
MOUNTAIN PIECEMAKERS QUILT GUILD
The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet Tuesday, July 23 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.
The FUN FLEA is open and ready for donations. Please donate your gently-used household items; articles of clothing (children and adults, plus any shoes, scarfs, purses); decorations (all occasions); books and CDs; kitchen items; furniture; toys; hobby materials; appliances big and small; tools; sports equipment; office supplies, etc. The drop-off location is the former Taylor Togs building at 621 Micaville Loop at the intersection of Hwy. 19E and Micaville Loop. Drop-off days are Wednesday - Saturday 9AM - 4PM. For help with large-scale items, please contact Pat Terrell at (352) 436-9892 or Sandy Ellis (828) 678-9111. Helping Hands of Yancey County, sponsor of the Fun Flea, is a 501(c)(3) corporation. Tax deduction forms are provided upon request.
YANCEY COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Meet Midnight. This sweet baby girl is just as precious as can be. She loves to snuggle and purr and will give you just as much love as you give her. She really enjoys treats and toys as well. Wouldn't you love to bring her home to cuddle with you through the night.
Yancey County Humane Society, 962 Cane River School Road, Burnsville, NC - Phone 682-9510. Website
KIDS CAMPS – YANCEY CAMPUS
CODING CAMP (Ages 11-17)
7/23-8/6, TTH 12-3pm, 15 HRS
YANCEY CAMPUS $70
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR MADE EASY (Ages 11 up)
7/29-8/7, MW, 12-2:30pm, 10 HRS
YANCEY CAMPUS $50
Get started with Illustrator and learn the most popular industry-standard, vector-illustration software in the market. You will learn to create beautiful custom logos, icons, drawings, typography, and graphics for Print, Web, and Video. You will start with basic Illustrator techniques and progress on to topics such as transforming, gradient, and layering. This course does not assume any prior knowledge of Illustrator and will teach content from scratch. So, get started and be the next design superstar.
HEALTHCARE CAREER EXPLORATION CAMP (Rising 5th-8thGraders)
8/5-8/8 MTWTH, 9am-12pm, 10 HRS
YANCEY CAMPUS $70
Calling all future NA’s, nurses, doctors, surgeons, and all aspiring health career professionals. Join us for an exciting fun-filled camp to learn more about the allied health career field. Campers will receive a First Aid and CPR certificate upo9n completion of the camp.
STERLING SILVER STACKED RING TRIO
7/23, 1-5pm, 4 HRS
AVERY CAMPUS $75
Learn to measure ring sizes, solder, twist, hammer, and bezel-set with sterling silver materials. The project is a three-stack ring per student. Please wear closed toe shoes and no loose or flowing clothes. Also, secure long hair to prevent injury. The instructor will provide all materials and tools.
7/30, 1-5pm, 4 HRS
AVERY CAMPUS $75
Create a beautiful silver spinner ring to wow your friends and neighbors. Gain confidence with a small butane torch to open a world of possibilities in jewelry making. Please wear closed toe shoes and no loose or flowing clothes. Also, secure long hair to prevent injury. The instructor will provide all materials and tools.
WOOD HAND-EMBROIDERED PIN CUSHIONS
7/27, 10am-2pm, 4 HRS
YANCEY CAMPUS - $30 PLUS $20 SUPPLY FEE
Make your own wool hand-embroidered pin cushion using basic embroidery stitches. All you need is a pair of small scissors and a small portable light. Everything else will be provided
STARTING YOUR BUSINESS ON Ebay: THE BASICS OF SELLING
7/18 1pm 2 HRS
YANCEY CAMPUS - FREE
During this fast-paced session, learn best practices to use when setting up an eBay account, listing items for sale, taking payments, shipping, and much more. Topics will include eBay appraisals and research, registering your account, writing descriptions that sell, shipping tips, and pricing philosophies that will make you an eBay Top-Rated Seller. Taught by certified eBay specialist and top-rated seller, Nick Hawks.
BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS ON eBAY: TIPS TO BUILD SALES
7/18 3pm 2 HRS
YANCEY CAMPUS - FREE
This session is for individuals who want to establish a continual retail presence on eBay. Topics in this class will include staring and growing an eBay business, finding merchandise to sell, creating professional listings, marketing your business on eBay, managing active listings, resolving issues, and growing your eBay business. Gain “tricks of the trade” from a top-rated seller.
MITCHELL COUNTY LOCATIONS
QUICKBOOKS – HOW TO KEY COMMON TRANSACTIONS: CLASS THREE
7/23 5:30 pm 3HR S
MITCHELL COUNTY CAMPUS FREE
This class will focus on recording income and expenses in Quickbooks, as well as balancing transactions. We will also look at various scenarios that your business may face when keying transactions into Quickbooks. This is a great class to get answers to bookkeeping questions.
QUICKBOOKS PAYROLL: CLASS FOUR
7/30 5:30 pm 3 HRS
MITCHELL CAMPUS - FREE
The final class of this series will explore the use of Quickbooks for payroll. Cut checks and make deposits on a sample business in this test-drive of the most popular small business accounting platform in use.
BUSINESS CLASSES FOR ARTISTS
The Small Business Center and Toe River Arts are working together to offer seminars that will enable you to build and grow your creative business. Come to downtown Spruce Pine at the beautiful facilities of TRAC and learn the business side of art. Classes are geared to artists, but open to anyone.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TIPS FOR LOCAL ARTISTS – FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM
7/17 5:30 pm 2 HRS
TRAC Gallery Spruce Pine – FREE
TRAC marketing specialist, Mea Johnson, has built a workshop specifically tailored to the marketing needs of the local artist community. This class will focus on tips to leverage Facebook and Instagram to build exposure and sales of art.
STORYTELLING WORKSHOP: MARKETING WITH A PERSONAL TOUCH
7/31 5:30 pm 2 HRS
TRAC Gallery Spruce Pine – FREE
Establishing a personal link with your customers is a proven way to increase customer loyalty and grow sales. In this workshop, Brianna Robinson with Bridge the Gap Marketing, will take customers through the process of building and communicating an effective story.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TIPS FOR LOCAL ARTISTS – BUILD A BETTER POST
8/14 5:30 pm 2 HRS
TRAC Gallery Spruce Pine – FREE
Gain area-focused knowledge from Toe River Arts marketing specialist, Mea Johnson. Customers respond to effective social media posts. Seminar will cover tips for building effective posts, optimum times to reach customers, do’s and don’ts of posting, and best social media platforms to reach potential customers.
CUSTOMIZED TRAINING PROGRAM
The Customized Training Program offers personalized training targeted to meet your business needs. Starting with conversations between our team and your key stakeholders, we build your training from the ground up. Our trainers are experts in their fields. They bring real-life business experience and knowledge to you. When your business is expanding, or if your business is new to the area, Mayland can support your growth as your training partner.
Customized Training opportunities can include:
· Pre-employment activities (recruitment, job fairs, job profiling, and skills assessments).
· Job-specific and advanced manufacturing processes, such as robotics, machining, PLC and CNC programming, and industrial maintenance.
· Business support, computer applications, engineering, and media development.
· Continuous improvement, Lean/Six Sigma.
· Leadership, supervisory skills, talent development.
· Safety, OSHA general industry and regulatory subjects.
In order to receive assistance, eligible businesses and industries must demonstrate two or more of the following criteria:
· The business is making an appreciable capital investment.
· The business is deploying new technology.
· The business is creating jobs, expanding an existing workforce, or enhancing the productivity of the operations within the state.
· The skills of the workforce will be enhanced by the assistance.
Mayland can also assist when the performance gap in your business could be improved through training. We can design and deliver a solution to your specific problem. We can bring this training directly to your location. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Ted Ollis at 828-766-1297, or via email at email@example.com.
AREA MEETINGS OF INTEREST
ORGANIZATION / DATE / TIME / LOCATION
Toe Cane Beekeepers Tuesday 7/23 @ 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
Yancey Literacy Council has volunteers ready to help adults and children with reading. If you need help or know of someone who does, call 678-9646 for more information.
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
Yancey / Burnsville Chamber of Commerce | 106 West Main, Burnsville, NC 28714