Monthly Archives: April 2017

More on the Trout Festival on Saturday, Food Truck Alert!

The festival is this Saturday in the downtown park. On Friday night there is a High Country Boil – our version of the low country boil – at Merciers, with a silent auction of $7,000 worth of outdoor gear. That’s … Continue reading

Posted in Clyde's Weekly Column, Environmental News, Restaurant News | Leave a comment

Flame Azaleas, Polk County Ramp Tramp Tomorrow, Trout Festival Next Saturday

The flame azaleas – the indigenous native species – are still in beautiful bloom. The Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival is tomorrow, starting at 10:00. We usually hit the Delano market first, then head over for the festival. It’s usually … Continue reading

Posted in Clyde's Weekly Column, Environmental News, Things to do | Leave a comment

Kenny’s Pizza & Subs

We finally did something that we’ve been meaning to do for a long time, visit Kenny’s Pizza & Subs in McCaysville, right across from the train station. We don’t get to McCaysville much these days, except for driving through on … Continue reading

Posted in Clyde's Columns, Clyde's Weekly Column, Restaurant News | Leave a comment

Rain Report, Flame Azaleas Are Blooming

We’ve had about a half an inch of rain so far, and it continues to drizzle and rain off and on. It’s very welcome, as it was getting a bit too dry, which raises unhappy memories of last year. It … Continue reading

Posted in Beautiful Blue Ridge, Clyde's Weekly Column, Environmental News | Leave a comment

Forge Mill Crossing Restaurant News

Danny Mellman and his wife Michelle Moran have purchased Cucina Rustica and La Pizzeria at Forge Mill Crossing, bringing their total number of restaurants to four. We scratched out heads for a bit, because Danny used to joke that his … Continue reading

Posted in Clyde's Weekly Column, Restaurant News | Leave a comment

Dogwood Report, Wildflowers

Most of the dogwoods seem to be out, or at least well on the way. This weekend should be pretty good, and next weekend will probably be good, depending on the weather. The wildflowers should be almost to the beginning … Continue reading

Posted in Clyde's Weekly Column, Environmental News | Leave a comment

Turkey Mating Season Began Today

There was a strutting tom and a hen turkey in our driveway today, conclusive indications that the mating season has begun. I’m pretty sure it was the first day, at least here. In talking with the turkey hunters, no one … Continue reading

Posted in Clyde's Columns, Environmental News | Leave a comment

First Dogwood, Birders and Duck Stamps

We’re having some dirty weather today, but no warnings so far. The first dogwood is blooming in my yard today, about 1950 feet, south facing slope. I expect most of them will be a week or two more in coming. … Continue reading

Posted in Clyde's Weekly Column, Environmental News | Leave a comment

Wildflower Report, Turkey Season Sightings

We went out and checked the wildflower situation last Sunday. At our location, we were at about 3,000 feet, so things may be further along in other locations. But in the places where we checked, it was all just starting. … Continue reading

Posted in Clyde's Weekly Column, Environmental News | Leave a comment

Signs of Spring – Sarvis is in Bloom

Our savis started to bloom yesterday, which is one of my favorite signs of spring. It’s often confused with dogwood, but it blooms much earlier, and has smaller flowers. If you have any, please conserve it. It seems I’ve seen … Continue reading

Posted in Clyde's Weekly Column, Environmental News | Leave a comment