Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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OCTOBER 5, 2011

Plan a visit to the sanctuary setting of The Cove at Celo Mountain around these mountain lifestyle activities. The Cove at Celo Mountain offers complimentary visit packages available on certain days in October for those searching for mountain properties, homes, cabins or cottages. Call 828-675-4869 for an appointment and reservations.

Sign up (Email to to receive weekly E-blasts of what is going on in Burnsville, NC and our area. We are between Asheville and Boone - just off The Blue Ridge Parkway. We are home to the world-renowned Penland School of Crafts, more artists - per capita - than anywhere else in America, the Quilt Trails of Western North Carolina, the Empty Bowl Project - a grassroots effort that has raised millions for hunger locally and world-wide, the Riddle Fest (Leslie Riddle - genius behind the Carter/Cash family music legend) the historic Parkway Playhouse and more. This weekly update highlights the arts, entertainment and dining, area events and attractions, shopping, "crafty" things to do, educational opportunities, and miscellaneous items. Here is a sampling:

This Saturday, October 8th, come out to the Town Square from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for the Burnsville Fire Department Rod Run. All makes and models of trucks, cars, tractors, and motorcycles. Food, music, and great HotRods are all scheduled for this event.

Also on Saturday, the Family Violence Coalition Rockin’ Out Loud and Proud for teens takes place on the Square from noon to 8pm. Looks to be a great day on the Square!!!

Go ahead and mark your calendars for the next Stars on the Square, to be held on Saturday, October 22nd at the Town Square from 7:30 p.m. to Midnight. This event is sponsored by Small Town Main Street Committee, Town of Burnsville, and the Chamber of Commerce. Refreshments will be sold by the Burnsville Rotary Club. Come out and join us for a special night of star gazing. In case of cloudy skies (perish the thought) the event will be held on October 29th.

As you are aware, we often ask for volunteers to help at the Visitor’s Center. Well, this week I want to take the opportunity to thank our current volunteers. We have a wonderful group of volunteers who give so much of their time and talent to the Chamber and to the community at large. Billie Tomberlin, Hope Martin, Andy Faller, Bill Baker, Chris Carter, Mary Anne Deaton, Phillip Ray, and Ellen Denker – you guys are the best!! Thanks for helping us out and cheering us on.

Congratulations to our volunteer, Phillip Ray, on being asked to return for several appearances on WLOS Channel 13 Crafter’s Corner. Phillip will demonstrate chair caning, upholstery, furniture refinishing and other crafts that he utilizes at his local business, Ray’s Chair Bottoming & Antiques. Phillip has made one previous appearance and we look forward to seeing him on the show several times in the future.

Just a little note – the Black Mountain campground and the hiking trails that were previously closed due to bear activity are now opened.

We are considering sending the weekly E-Blast to individual, non-members of the Chamber. As a business, if you have a special client e-mail list that you would like to receive the E-Blast and thereby be informed of your special events just forward those to me at the Chamber and we will include those addresses in our weekly emailing.

And now for the news……


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Saturday Showcase at the Chamber’s Visitor Center

10 am to 4 pm

Traffic will be picking up for the Fall Season in the Visitor Center. Take advantage of this great opportunity. Call 682-7413 to schedule your Saturday.


The Burnsville Town Scamper will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2011. The 5K race will begin at the Town Square with registration ending at 8:30am. Water will be provided on the course and food and drinks will be provided after the race. Proceeds will benefit the Yancey County Schools Foundation. For additional information and registration forms see the website at



Make your plans now for the Fall Home Tour to benefit Mayland Community College Scholarships for Yancey County. Some of Yancey County’s most beautiful and unique homes will be open for this two day event on October 14 & 15. Be sure to stop by the Chamber Office to purchase your tickets.


Wednesday, October 12th will be the date of the History Association’s general meeting. The Community Room of the Yancey Public Library will be location, beginning at 6:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend and members of the community are also encouraged to attend this meeting. Light refreshments will be served followed by a short business meeting which will include an election of officers.

Join Emerald Village for October Flumefest on October 14-15, featuring live music, guided mine hikes, special black-light tours, contests, food, vendors, and more.

Emerald Village is located at 331 McKinney Mine Road, Spruce Pine. Call 828-765-6463 or visit their website at for more information.

Saturday, 10/8 1:00 – 2:30 The Good Ol’ Boys Band playing bluegrass

Saturday, 10/8 3:00 – 4:30 Doug Gragg & Band, original and traditional country ballads

Sunday, 10/9 1:00 – 2:00 Dana & Susan Robinson bring olde time music & songs

Sunday, 10/9 2:30 – 4:00 CreekSide Grass, playing traditional & gospel bluegrass


The Appalachian Republican Women’s Monthly Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2011, at 6:00 pm, at the Grassy Creek Golf Court Restaurant. Speakers are Marvin Miller and Bonnie Sagan. This is an all inclusive dinner for $12.00. RSVP: before 10/11/11.


The Mitchell-Yancey County Tea Party will meet on Thursday, October 6th at 7:00 o’clock at the United Community Bank. Michele Presnell will be the featured speaker.


Oct. 7th Three Men & a Maestro w/ Brian Gurl, Lenny Ski & Band @ 7:30 pm

Oct. 9th Lucky Streak Band @ 2:30 pm

Oct. 14th Montana Skies @ 8:00 pm

Oct. 15th Cody Hull Band @ 7:30 pm


Come enjoy the color season with us on the Square under our weeping willow tree, or inside on chilly days.

Thurs/Fri/Sat Dinner Specials this week:


Ribeye Steak Bang Bang Platter

14-16oz hand-cut, choice charbroiled ribeye, Hand-breaded shrimp & grouper, tossed with home-

topped with sautéed mushrooms, and served with made bang-bang sauce, served over mixed greens &

baked potato, glazed carrots, and a side salad. topped with toasted peanuts. Includes homemade

Chinese dumpling soup.

Mary Jane’s Bakery

Friday, Oct. 7th – Kenny Jobe & Keith Cole (Lunch, 12–3)

Sat, Oct. 8th - Darryl Corley (Dinner, 7-9)

Sunday, Oct. 9th (Brunch, 10-2)

Dinner served Saturday night from 6:30 – 8:30 with music 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (small cover charge). Reservations suggested Saturday shows. Beer and wine available. Stop by 110 East Main Street, call 678-9362, or see their FaceBook page for more information.

Come by for breakfast, lunch, or just a great cup of coffee. This week’s specials are:

Wednesday, 10/5 BBQ Chicken Wrap

Thursday, 10/6 BBQ Chicken Wrap, Grilled Ham & Cheese

Friday & Sat. 10/7&8 Pimento Cheeseburger, Roast Pork Panini

Monday 10/10 Steak Wrap,

Tuesday, 10/11 Jerk Chicken Gyro

Stop by and see us just off the Square in Town, call us at 682-0120, or see our website at


Open 7 days a week for Lunch and Dinner and offering wine, beer and mixed drinks, artisan pizza, appetizers, salads and entrees. Indoor and outdoor dining available. LIVE MUSIC this weekend.

Saturday, Oct. 8th – Ali Randolph & Outta Luck Band 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Come by 409 West Main Street, or call 682-1680 for Daily Specials!!!!!!!!


New Christmas merchandise on sale now. Come and mention the promotion and receive an extra 10% discount on all Christmas items. Hammond Antiques is offering interest free layaway for the Christmas season. Don’t let that special piece get away – lay it away now.

Come by 201 West Main Street, or call 682-2777.

Come celebrate our 6th Anniversary with us!! The Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity ReStore is celebrating its 6th anniversary on Thursday, October 13th from 9am – 5pm. Enjoy hotdogs, drinks and cake. Bid on great silent auction items. Participate in drawings for ReStore gift certificates. Best of all, get 40% off everything (some exclusions may apply).

Store located at 563 Oak Avenue in Spruce Pine. Call 828-766-9000 for more information.


Something Special Gift Shop will be hosting a book signing on Friday, October 14th from 1-2:20. Author Carolyn Sakowski will be on hand at the store autographing copies of the third edition of her book “Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads”. The book’s 21 tours escape the busy interstates and highways for more peaceful drives down country roads, giving directions, suggested routes, and historical details along the way. Portions of scenic byways in Yancey County are included in 2 driving tours in the book. Stop by the store at 12 West Main Street, meet the author, and pick up a copy of an excellent travel guide.

The Friday, October 7th wine tasting from 4-7 pm will feature Dona Paula Los Cardos wines. Wendy is back and will be doing the pouring. Tips from the wine tasting will go to Reconciliation House.

Burnsville Wine and … celebrates “Breast Cancer Awareness” month on Monday, October 17th, from 3:30 – 6:30 with a wine tasting featuring One Hope Chardonnay. Savor the experience of a finely crafted wine, and give the gift of HOPE at the same time. ONE HOPE Chardonnay is a meaningful purchase from which 50% of profits go directly to Breast Cancer charities.

Come join the fun at 525 W Main Street, Burnsville. For more information call 682-3456 or see their website at


Before there was Edward Cullen, Sookie and Bill, Buffy and Angel, and Lestat; there was Count Dracula- the enigmatic and mysterious titular character at the center of Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic horror novel. Parkway Playhouse audiences will come face to face with the insidious and original vampire with a production of Dracula that will run through October 8. Performances will be held Thursdays- Saturdays. Tickets range from $10 to $17 with discounts available to students, senior citizens, active military, and groups of 10 or more. Curtain time is 7:30pm and there will be a 5pm performance on Sunday October 2.

The Parkway Playhouse will be holding open auditions for Beautiful Star: An Appalachian Nativity, a play with music by NC writer/director Preston Lane and NC musician Laurellyn Dossett. Auditions will be on Saturday, October 8 from 2-6 pm and Sunday, October 9 from 12-5 pm. The cast will include musicians and actors and the cast of the show requires men and women ranging from 16-60s. The production will require musicians who can play guitar, banjo, and fiddle. The musical style is bluegrass and musicians interested in being considered should be prepared to accompany themselves.

On October 15 from 9am – Noon there will be a work day at the theater followed by a hotdog and hamburger cookout. There’s something for everybody: yard work, general cleaning, painting inside and out, organizing, and may other duties. Please help out by volunteering to put the Playhouse to bed for the winter. Call Alice Hutchins at 682-5649 if you plan to help.

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.


The Stripe, works inspired by rural NC, fiber rug hooking, Lori LaBerge. A reception will be held on October 14th from 5-7 pm, with the show running through November 12th.

For more information visit us at 102 West Main Street, Burnsville, call 682-7215, or visit

Come see The Barns 2011 – Work by Penland’s Resident Artists showing through November 27th.

Core Show 2011 – Work by Penland’s current Core Fellowship students will be on exhibit October 14 – 21, with an opening reception on Friday, October 14th from 7-9 pm.

Penland School of Crafts is offering two short workshops on the preservation of historic buildings. Both will take place at the school campus. The first is October 14-15, and will cover historic designation on the National Register and in your local community, the use of tax credits for individuals and communities as they restore and rehabilitate historic architecture, and special breakout sessions for historic preservation commissioners.

Penland School of Crafts is located just off Penland Road in Mitchell County. Gallery Hours at Tues.-Sat: 10am – 5pm and Sun: 12-5pm. For more information call 828-765-2359 or visit

The EnergyXChange

On October 6th, join Handmade in America Executive Director Gwynne Rukenbrod in a conversation about “Why Buy HandMade?” As an artist, you need to be able to talk about the value of buying handmade. The workshop is from 6-8 pm, is free and open to the public.

Come see us at 63 EnergyXchange Drive, Burnsville. Call 675-5542, see us on FaceBook, or visit our website at for more information.



Come join us for our Fall Celebration at OOAK Gallery this Weekend, including live demos from some of our area’s best artists. Festive shopping atmosphere, Live Music, Meet the Artists, Snacks.

Friday and Saturday: Rolf Holmquist – drawing; Judy Presnell – wire wrap pendant – Tree of Live; Garold Amsbury – pottery on the wheel at noon; David Wiseman – dulcimer music.

For more information call 675-0690, or see their FaceBook page.



Brookside Rehab & Care is a NOT for Profit, skilled nursing facility. We have been through some recent leadership changes and are committed to serving the community along with providing Excellent Quality Care to our residents.

The Double A’s are having a month raffle with $1 tickets and are selling drinks daily for $.50. Team BS is having a 50/50 raffle and monthly drawings with $1 tickets. They also have a raffle for artwork by local artist Randall Honeycutt. They are also hosting a pumpkin carving or coloring contest. There is a $5 entry fee and you provide your own pumpkin and bring it to Brookside prior to October 28th. Voting for the best carved and best colored pumpkin will be on October 29th. The Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the Brookside JUGS raised over $700. The drawing for the 4day/3night stay at a Disney Vacation Club Resort was pulled with Crystal Vaughn winning.

For more information call 682-9759.


8:30am – 12:30pm – behind Town Center


Adopt – A – Pet

You’ve head of Heinz 57 varieties. You may have found him. It’s me, Heinz, a young male shepherd mix. Here is what the staff says about me – beautiful dog that blossoms the minute he gets to the dog park where he loves to fetch, walks well on leash, loves people and other dogs. What more can I tell you except get on over here and adopt me – Heinz!

Yancey County Humane Society, 962 Cane River School Road, Burnsville, NC 28714 - Phone: 828-682-9510


Equinection is hosting a seminar in the near future.

HELPING PROFESSIONALS: This workshop is offered in support of professionals who help people change, heal, learn, and grow. It is a time of renewing, remembering and reconnecting for people who are often challenged to find time to care for themselves. The sliding scale is from $25.00 to $350.00 (the normal fee for a full day). The date of this workshop is October 8, 10am-5pm.

For more information and to make a reservation contact Polly at or call (828)682-9157. See their website at


Oct. 13th How to Incorporate Your Business, 6-9 pm, NO CHARGE

Oct. 18th Growing an Internet-Based Business, 6-9 pm, NO CHARGE

Oct. 20th Marketing Your Business, 6-9 pm, NO CHARGE

Oct. 21st Strategic Planning for Non-Profits, 6-9 pm, $30.00 fee

Visit or call 828-765-7315 to preregister or for more information.

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