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JUNE 16,2020

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Albert's Lodge


Beverly-Hanks & Associates


Robert & Barbara Branch


Lemon Tree Inn



The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Chamber activities and events. We are updating the website and event listing often with the most current information.

2020 Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair


A final decision regarding the viability of holding the 2020 Mt. Mitchell Craft Fair will be made after June 26th, the day the Governor of North Carolina issues guidelines regarding Covid-19 public safety. The board of directors and the Craft Fair committee have been exploring alternatives. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the path forward. 






Yancey County Numbers

Tested: 990

Negative: 874

Pending: 87

Positive (Active): 11

Positive (Recovered): 18


AMY Childcare Opportunities 6-12-2020


NC SERT Leader Update

Updated NC DHHS COVID-19 Resources and Guidance:


·      NCDHHS Health Guidance to Re-Open Public Schools - StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit (K-12)

·      NCDHHS Testing and Contact Tracing Resources

o  Check My Symptoms (ncdhhs.gov/symptoms) to find out if you should get tested.

o  Find My Testing Place (ncdhhs.gov/testingplace) to locate a testing site.


·      NCDHHS Toolkit to Locate Testing Sites, Promote the 3 W’s and Answer the Call includes social media resources and flyers—all available in English and Spanis

o  Check Your Symptoms: Social Media Posts/Images and Flyers

o  Answer the Call: Social Media Posts/Images and Flyers

o  Know Your W’s: Social Media ToolkitFlyers, and Video PSAs

o  Keeping Students Safe Online During School at Home Keeping Students Safe Online

Cool Catz Reopens


Prowl your way to Cool Catz on West Main Street

Hours Mon - Thur 12-6 pm

Fri- Sat 12-7 pm


12 flavors of ice cream, over 20 toppings, milkshakes including peanut butter, floats, malts and banana splits. Come on by and see us today. 110 West Main St. Burnsville. Just across from the movie theater.


Wine Tasting, Saturday Songsmiths,  Father's Day Gift Basket Anniversary Celebration July 4th Event


"Life is too short to drink bad Wine"



In this issue:

Friday Wine Tasting

Saturday Songsmith Series

Father's Day Gift Basket

Anniversary Celebration

July 4th on the deck


Plan to join us Friday June 19, 4-7 pm for our Friday wine tasting. This week I am featuring Parducci Wines from California. I have selected a Chardonnay and a Merlot. This winery was founded in 1932 and has been producing wines for over 85 years. As the longest running winery in Mendocino County, Parducci is a cornerstone of California wine making. Please call 682-3456 to reserve your spot.


I am continuing my Saturday Songsmith Series, Saturday June 20, 4-6 pm. This week I am featuring the original music of Laura Thurston. Event is free, but please call to reserve a spot, (682-3456). We continue to do our part to keep customers safe.


Father's Day is Sunday June 21st. Burnsville Wine and Main Street Shoes have a Father's Day Gift Basket just for you! For $40.00 you get 2 pints of beer from Homeplace, (right here in Burnsville) a mug from Burnsville Wine and a gift certificate from Main Street Shoes. Call 682-3456 to order your basket by Friday June 19.


You are invited to help celebrate our 10 years at Burnsville Wine and... We will be having an anniversary celebration Friday June 26. One of our favorite musicians, Nick Gonnering will be here to help us celebrate. Bring what goodies you want to eat and I'll have a variety of wines you can purchase by the glass for $5.00. Nick is a very popular performer in this area, so I am asking you to make reservations.  Call to reserve your spot (682-3456). Space is limited! There will be space in the grass if you want to bring your lawn chair and listen. I look forward to having you celebrate with me!


The county is planning to have fireworks July 4th. Planning to have folks on the deck. More info as it becomes available.


Stay safe and enjoy the beginning of summer!


Until later,

Hugs and Cheers



VIRTUAL Art and Craft Workshops at Triple R Oasis on Green Mountain

Saturday June 20th - 9am – 3pm


Join us VIRTUALLY to work on your creative projects, I will share creative ideas, new products, teach various art or craft projects: Scrapbooking, Stamping, Card Making, Watercolor Painting, or Photography.  I can teach any level from beginners to more advanced crafters.


I will be working on the Aurora Scrapbook Workshop during the call, if you would like to play along at home please go and order your kit here (and any other supplies you may need ): https://dmcleod.closetomyheart.com/Retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=13740&ci=17719


Be sure to enter into the June Mystery Hostess Party for a chance at prizes.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: To join virtually, I will be online in Skype and you can join me for a video conference workshop. You can gather your supplies and join the group to work on your project. Al you need to participate is a computer or phone, download the Skype App/Program and email me your Skype User Name. On the day of the workshop message me on Skype (my Skype Name is debmcleod1) and I will add you to the group call. If you need help setting up your computer with Skype before the workshop, I will be happy to schedule time to help you with it please let me know.


Download Skype for Free here: https://www.skype.com/en/get-skype/


Monthly Chance to WIN FREE Craft Supplies! ALWAYS JOIN the current Mystery Hostess party if you order from my website (if you don’t see one email me BEFORE you order). Earn a door prize entry for every $25 worth of product you purchase, if the total sales for the month reach $150 - I will randomly draw a name to receive the FREE hostess gifts.  Order supplies at any time: https://dmcleod.closetomyheart.com/


Hope to see you at the workshop!



Thank you,

Deb McLeod


Close to My Heart Independent Consultant

Phone: 904-610-3098



For ALL of your Scrapbooking, Stamping, & Papercrafting Needs Visit my Website



6th Annual Hard Times, High Hopes, & Helping Hands

Benefit Concert for Reconciliation House


Sunday afternoon, September 20 • 2-4:30pm

at Burnsville Town Center


Mark your calendar and watch for details in the Times-Journal!


Brought to you by Kokopelli’s Daughters and Micaville Music

For further information email Deb Louis: deb@northmountains.org




We Are Still Happening!


October 23, 24 & 25th, 2020 


Burnsville Town Center

6 South Main Street, Burnsville, NC 


Cancelled Events/Rescheduled

The 2020 Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is cancelled. What makes our Festival special is the intimacy and conversations. For the safety of attendees, authors and our community, the Board is cancelling the Festival in September. Go to the website - cmlitfest.org- to see who will be presenting in 2021. We are looking for pre-festival volunteers for 2021. Email cmlitfest@gmail.com for information.


Parkway Playhouse Cancels 2020 Season

With much sadness, Parkway Playhouse has made the decision to cancel our full 2020 Mainstage season, as well as Reading Is Alive, due to the pandemic. Since most of our events involve gathering large groups of people together, we have to follow public health guidance regarding opening the theater and gathering people in groups (even outside). We intend to shift the plays for our 2020 season to 2021 while continuing to monitor the situation with the pandemic in the coming months. Our generous sponsors and Playbill advertisers for 2020 will also shift to 2021 automatically. Between now and then, we will be recognizing those sponsors and advertisers on our website and on social media as well as radio programming on WKYK/WTOE.


Parkway Playhouse will continue its online youth classes and we are exploring summer programs that can be done online as well. We may even have a few surprises for you in the coming weeks. While the public is away from the theater, we will be doing some renovations and repairs to make the experience better once audiences return to the theater.


Please check our website regularly and follow us on social media for more information and updates.

Would you like us to forward your business items of interest to other Chamber members? Submit your items weekly via email no later than 8 am each Tuesday for inclusion each Tuesday. Email to jaime@yanceychamber.com. WEBSITE

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