CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
JULY 23, 2019
"The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That's real glory. That's the essence of it. " ~ Vince Lombardi
THIS DAY IN HISTORY - 1829 - William Austin Burt patents America's first "typographer" (typewriter).
And now for the news.....
NEW / RENEWING MEMBERS
Thanks for your continued membership:
Dr. Alan Ray
Jim Hughes & Associates
Rings "N" Things by Fritz
Tarlton & Vicky Roberts
Snap Dragon Bar & Grill
Traditional Voices Group
Carolina Country Inn
Mayland Workforce Development
Yancey Funeral Home
AREA EVENTS / ATTRACTIONS
DINING / ENTERTAINMENT
SUMMER EVENINGS ON THE SQUARE continues this Saturday with Jerry, Mike & Bill playing old timey blues and rock n roll. Join us on Saturday, July 27th at 7pm. onn the Square in Burnsville!!!!!
LOCATED AT MILE 328.3 ON
THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
Call us at 828-765-9531
Wednesday, 7/24 @ 1:45 Music Jam
Thursday, 7/25 @ 1:45 Randy Flack
Friday, 7/26 @ 1:45 Terry McKinney
Saturday, 7/27 @ 1:00 The Grass Catchers
Saturday, 7/27 @ 3:00 Tom Sparks
Sunday, 7/28 @ 1:00 Johnny Ellis
Sunday, 7/28 @ 3:00 Amantha Mill
Hayrides and Dance Demos every Saturday & Sunday
For more information visit WEBSITE
The Classic Movie Club has chosen the 1944 gripping crime drama Double Indemnity for their monthly screening on Monday, July 29, at 7pm at Yancey Theatre. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Fred McMurray and Edward G. Robinson, Double Indemnity is possibly the most perfect film noir movie to come out of Hollywood and set the standard for the many films to follow. There are no ticket sales for these events but your donations are appreciated.
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 17th @ 9am- Biking / Wheels
FOR FULL LIST OF SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN SEE WEBSITE.
The High Peaks Birders invite you to a very interesting and useful presentation by Aimee Tomcho, Conservation Biologist for NC Audubon. The title of her presentation, Ground to Canopy: Why Creating Habitat for Birds Increases Forest Resiliency, will be presented on Saturday, July 27, at 6pm in the Yancey County Public Library upstairs conference room. If you plan to attend please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check our WEBSITE or our Facebook Link for more information.
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.
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.
BURNSVILLE HISTORY & HUMOR WALKING TOUR
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.
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
9/5-7 Carolina Mountains Literary Festival
9/21 Music in the Mountains Folk Festival 5pm
6 South Main Street, Burnsville. Call 682-7209 or visit WEBSITE
LAURA'S PIZZA & TRATTORIA
This week's entertainment at Laura's:
Fri. 7/26 - Jared McQueen @ 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 7/25 “Pine Blue” starts at 7:00 pm
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.
Please Save the Date for an evening of fun and to support a wonderful cause.
The annual fundraiser for the Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center(ATRC) will be held on August 24 at the Burnsville Town Center at 7:00 pm. We are thrilled that the Mt. Mitchell Road Kill Band will entertain us again by playing music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. encouraging dancing and singing along.
ATRC (www.atrcriding.com) has successfully enhanced the physical, emotional and social well-being of special needs children and adults for more than 20 years through therapeutic horseback riding in a safe structured environment. This highly effective program is made possible through customized accredited programming,and highly qualified staff supported by many volunteers helping in a variety of ways. Fundraising is critical for its continued success.
Tickets are just $20 per person with children under 12 free. Tickets are available at Banks Jewelers, Sandy’s Salon, or at the door. If you can’t join us feel free to show your support through a donation of a ticket purchase.
The evening will include a silent auction, snacks and coffee .Donations to support those items are also appreciated. So please Save the Date now.
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
7/26 @ 9:30pm
7/27 @ 9:30pm
Reserve your tickets HERE
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.
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
LADS TO LACE BOUTIQUE
Looking for stylish, boutique childrens' clothing at affordable prices? Lads to Lace Kid's Boutique has new and pre-owned clothing for girls and boys. New items are available for birth to 10 months and pre-owned for birth to 18 months. Lads to Lace Kid's Boutique is located at 619 US Hwy 19E Bypass. They are open Tues-Fri 10am - 6pm and Saturday 9am-2pm.
NOW PLAYING - AMELIE
Amélie is an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner.
July 27 - 7:30pm
July 28 - 7:30pm
August 2 - 7:30pm
August 3 - 7:30pm
August 4 - 3:00pm
August 9 - 7:30pm
August 10 - 7:30pm
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
NEWS FROM PENLAND
The Penland Gallery is proud to present Correction Line by Hoss Haley. This show begins July 30 and runs through Sept. 15, 2019.
The Focus Gallery presents WEAR: Contemporary Jewelry. This show begins August 2 and runs through Sept. 8, 2019.
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.
TOE RIVER CRAFTS
Stop by Toe River Crafts on Saturday, July 27th from 10am to 5pm to meet Teresa Onofrio and see her wonderful children's dresses, aprons, and satchels, which have elaborate embroidery accents. Stop by to visit and browse all her creations and the offerings of many other artists including pottery, paintings, soft, sculpture, woodworking, jewelry, and much more. Toe River Crafts is located on Hwy 80S, 7 miles from Micaville.
Mercy Urgent Care Offering Free Tick Removal Kits Starting July 18
(Asheville, N.C.) — This summer, Mercy Urgent Care is offering free tick removal kits at each of its seven Western North Carolina locations.
Hiking season has officially begun in the mountains, and that means an uptick of tick bite (and tickborne disease) cases across the region.
To help arm residents and visitors against these tiny-but-serious pests, Mercy will be offering one free tick removal kit per family while supplies last at each of its seven urgent care locations in West, East and South Asheville, Weaverville, Brevard, Burnsville and Columbus.
Why tick removers? Removing ticks is tricky business, as these skin-burrowing insects must be removed both as quickly as possible and with extreme care. Along with providing tick removal kits, Mercy Urgent Care will be sharing helpful information regarding tick-removal and tick-avoidance that can be implemented everywhere from the great outdoors to your backyard garden.
Lurking in grassy, brushy or wooded areas — or being carried around on wild or domestic animals — ticks can carry (and infect hosts with) more than 16 diseases in the United States alone, from the serious, persistent flu-like symptoms of Lyme disease to potentially fatal infections like Rocky Mountain spotted fever, most commonly reported in North Carolina. And that’s why early detection, removal, treatment and general awareness is so important in areas like WNC.
Recently bitten by, or suspect you’ve been bitten by a tick? Check in at any one of Mercy Urgent Care’s Western North Carolina locations for a quick checkup, especially if you’ve felt ill or developed a fever or rash following the potential bite. And remember: After any outdoor activity, always check for ticks, paying close attention to the scalp, ears and underarms, and the areas between the legs, inside the belly button and on the backs of the knees. Your health could depend on it!
Mercy Urgent Care has served more than one million patients in Western North Carolina. Donations to not-for-profit Mercy Urgent Care’s Catherine McAuley Mercy Foundation enable care throughout WNC in Brevard, Burnsville, Columbus, Weaverville and three Asheville locations — providing more than a half-million dollars in charity, locally and internationally, each year. More information about the organization and all locations can be found at www.mercyurgentcare.org.
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.
KIDS CAMPS – YANCEY CAMPUS
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.
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
MITCHELL COUNTY LOCATIONS
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.
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.
For more information visit www.mayland.edu and click Continuing Education link or call 828-682-7315.
AREA MEETINGS OF INTEREST
ORGANIZATION / DATE / TIME / LOCATION
Burnsville Lions Club 7/25 @ 5:30pm 217 Ramsey Street
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 County Community / Senior Center is hosting the American Red Cross for a Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 30, from 1:30 - 6pm. Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment or just drop by on the day of the drive.
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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