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|WeCAN Offers Fuel AssistanceAs temperatures continue to plummet, many in our community face utility cutoffs and heating fuel shortage. Since 2002, Watauga Crisis Assistance Network (WeCAN) - a program of Hospitality House -
Ann Has Your Girl Scout Cookies!
Ann M is taking orders for Girl Scout Cookies now through January 17th? Cookies are $4 a box and the varieties this year are Thin Mints, Caramel deLights, Peanut Butter Patties, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Thanks-A-Lot, Shout Outs, Lemonades and Shortbread. She is also taking donations to send cookies to the military. You can email her at
or look for Girl Scouts to be at booths in mid February. Ann wants to sell 1000 boxes to help her Girl Scout Troop.Full Story
Line Dance Lessons at Glendale Springs
Now that it gets dark so early and nothing to do, why not join us on Thurday Night at Mountain Music Jamboree in Glendale Springs for LINE DANCE CLASSES. Beginner class 5:30 -7:00 and regular class 7:00-9:00. Have fun, learn to dance and meet new friends, not to mention the good exercise.Call 336-957-7211 or 336-877-6648 for more information,Full Story
|Highland Camerata to Present Winter ConcertsThe Highland Camerata, the region’s premier chorus, will present its annual set of Christmas concerts on December 7, 10, and 12. On Tuesday, December 7, Sparta Presbyterian Church will host the concert at 7:30 in the evening. On Friday, December 10 at 7:30 pm, the concert will be at Brush Creek Hall, home of the Camerata.
Snow on the flowers and the pumpkin outside
Mountainside Lutheran Church after an early
I may be young at heart but I have that football spirit.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY TO BE HELD SATURDAY, OCT. 2
Many items normally used around the house such as paint, cleaners, motor oil and pesticides are considered hazardous waste and could pose a serious threat to your family's health and/or the environment. To know whether a product is hazardous, read the label. If you see words like "danger," "warning," "caution," or "poison," these materials are hazardous and can not go into the trash, washed down storm drains or household drains.
The Watauga County Sanitation Department will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day (HHWD) on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide residents a safe, convenient and environmentally responsible way to dispose of their household hazardous waste. No commercial waste will be accepted.
In order to ensure a safe collection of these materials:
- Please stay in your vehicle during the entire collection. This is for your safety and is required by our disposal contractor’s permit. We will take care of everything, so just sit back and relax.
- Bring your waste in their original containers whenever possible. Please make sure all containers are closed. It is dangerous to transport open containers.
- Do not mix different products.
- Collect your waste containers in disposable boxes or bins, which should be transported in your trunk. Do not put your HHW in the backseat with your children or pets.
- No smoking in your car--most HHW are flammable.
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010
9:00 a.m.— 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Watauga County Landfill
336 Landfill Road
WHAT: Paint (If there is only a small amount of paint left in can, open container and let dry or add kitty litter or oil dry. Once dry, this can be disposed of in the garbage.)
Lead Acid Batteries (Car Type)
Gasoline, Lighter Fluid
Solid And Liquid Pesticides
HHWD is sponsored by the Watauga County Sanitation Department, the Watauga County Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture with special thanks to the Watauga County Maintenance Department and the Town of Boone for their support during collection. Please call 828-265-4852 or 828-264-5305 for more information about HHWD.Full Story
|NORTH CAROLINA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD INTERACTIVE GAME EXPERIENCE COMING TO APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY The North Carolina Army National Guard Interactive Game Experience is coming to Appalachian State University on Saturday, September 25, 2010. This free Exhibit is open to all students and electronic gamers in the Boone area from 10am until 2pm on campus at the Holmes Center, 111 River Street, Boone.|
The Interactive Game Experience, visiting college and university campuses across North Carolina, is an innovative outreach by the North Carolina Army National Guard to showcase the career and educational opportunities available to young men and women as they gather to play this year’s latest video games.
|Bethelview Pinto Bean Supper|
Pinto Bean Supper
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Bethelview United Methodist Church
193 Ridge Road,
just off Castle Ford Road
Menu includes pinto beans, cornbread,
slaw, variety of potatoes, variety of
desserts and variety of beverages.
Take-outs will be available.
Donations for the supper will be accepted.
For more information call, 263-0433.
|TRAIL WORKDAY THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 – Emerald Outback Trails, Beech Mountain, NCBeech Mountain, NC – Beech Mountain Parks & Recreation has announced a collaborative trail workday with ASU Cycling on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010, in preparation for the ASU home mountain bike race to be held on the trails Sunday, September 26th, 2010.|
Over the past 6 months many area residents have banded together to create what will soon be the Beech Mountain Adventure Trail Park, a comprehensive public trail park totaling 20+ miles of trail for hiking, biking, running, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing use.
Mabel School Fall Festival
Mabel School Fall Festival & Bingo
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Games/Air Walks/Vendors 2:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Silent Auction/Raffle 4:45 pm
Come join us for hot dogs, pizza and more! - starting at 1:00 pm
Bingo- Doors open at 6pm -Food will be served all night
Contact Misty Gregg for more information 297-5323Full Story
Fund Raiser for Cranberry Middle School
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR 2ND ANNUAL BAKE SALE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010
8:00 AM - UNTIL
PARKING LOT OF "EVERYTHING SCOTTISH" IN LINVILLE, N.C.
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE CRANBERRY MIDDLE SCHOOL
8TH GRADE CLASS OF 2011 TRIP TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Don't Take a Chance...
MICROCHIP CLINIC REMINDER
****Saturday, September 11, 2010.****Full Story
Microchipping is the process of embedding a tiny identification microchip under a pet's skin, which can be scanned and read at shelter facilities to identify the pet's owner. Saturday microchip clinics are held bi-monthly at the Animal Medical Center of Boone, 1582 Old 421 South, from 11:30 am until Noon. The $25 microchip fee benefits the Watauga Humane Society. Please bring proof of current rabies vaccination.
|Kick Off Fall at Boone United Methodist With Annual Bazaar|
The unofficial kick-off of autumn in the High Country is right around the corner – the Fall Bazaar at Boone United Methodist Church. The event has become so popular over the past 26 years that now thousands attend – in search of hidden treasures and bargains, good food and fellowship. Located at 471 New Market Blvd, directly behind the New Market Shopping Center, the church’s annual Fall Bazaar will be Friday, September 17th, from 7:30am until 7pm and on Saturday, September 18th, from 7:30am until 11:00am. Features include furniture, computers and electronics, sports equipment, clothing of all kinds, handmade crafts, Christmas items, jams and jellies, baked goods, chicken pies, new and previewed books and videos, yard sale items, as well as “down home” country cooking. Breakfast will be served Friday and Saturday mornings plus lunch and dinner on Friday.
THE "FEEL GOOD" EVENT OF THE YEAR
THE WATAUGA HUMANE SOCIETY’S 13TH ANNUAL FUR BALLFull Story
HURRY…TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE BUT GOING FAST!
AUGUST 28, 2010 AT THE BROYHILL INN AND CONFERENCE CENTER FROM 5:30 PM UNTIL 11:30 PM.
The Thirteenth Annual Fur Ball is the most important night of the year for the homeless animals of Watauga County and it is just days away!
This is the "FEEL GOOD" event of the year! Don’t miss your chance to DRESS UP…STEP OUT…and RAISE MONEY for our precious, homeless animals.
Schedule of events is as follows:
5:30 to 6:20 PM…Silent Auction and Cocktail Party
6:30 - 8:30 PM…Silent Auction, Dinner, Live Auction and Wine Raffle Drawing
8:45 PM - 11:30 PM…Music Begins with The Fabulous Kays, a great band from Charlotte, NC
9:00 PM… Silent Auction Ends
Wine Raffle…this is a new addition to the Fur Ball this year. Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50.
Winner takes all and there will be a minimum of 60 bottles of wine in the auction. The winner MUST be present to win and MUST be a Fur Ball guest.
Silent Auction… consists of over 150 items gathered from all over the United States and consists of gift certificates donated by restaurants, spas and fitness centers, golf and tennis clubs, etc. Businesses have donated home accessories, clothing, free oil changes for the car, pet supplies, and plants just to name a few!
Art In the Bark…is a part of the Silent Auction and consists of paintings, jewelry, pottery and much more.
Live Auction…1) Original Painting by Nancy Brittelle, a fabulous Blowing Rock artist.
2) A one week stay (between October 1, 2010 and May 1, 2011) at a lovely six bedroom beach home at Emerald Isle, NC.
3) A dinner for 10 prepared by a chef in ones home… and much more!
***Tickets are $110 each or a table of 10 is $1100.00. Please contact Jan Watson at 828-264-1743 or
RUN THE GAUNTLET
Daniel Boone once Ran the Gauntlet in his famous prison escape….. and you can too!
Coming this September 4, 2010
Gauntlet [gawnt-lit] noun, consecutive tasks endured sequentially; as these do not cause serious injuries, only bearable pain; they are sometimes eagerly anticipated by the initiate as a sign of acceptance into a more prestigious group.
Extreme 4.3 Mile Run ● Intense Obstacles ● Muddy Mire ● Creek Crossings
Cooper’s FarmFull Story
Boone, North Carolina
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Entry Fee: $45 / runner
1, 2, and 3 Runner Teams
Run the Gauntlet is an intense 4.3 mile, primarily off-road test of endurance, agility, and grit.
* Man-made obstacles
* Huge mud pit
* Hay bales
* Wooden Barriers
* Extreme terrain challenges
* Creek crossings
* Primitive logging roads
* Wooden walls
Featuring … The Monster (a big hill…a seriously big hill!)
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