Category Archives: Things to do

So It’s the Labor Day Weekend …

It’s a little bittersweet because the summer seemed to fly by, as it always does. The fall is my favorite season, but in the words of the old man who used to run the quarry swimming hole in Markle always … Continue reading

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Eclipse Madness, Safety Viewing

So the eclipse is coming, August 21 in the afternoon. As we are in the band of totality, we’re expecting a lot of traffic, and cabin rentals are said to be off the charts for this time of year. The … Continue reading

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Cooler Weather, Eclipse Doings

We’re having a bit of an unseasonably cool spell, with morning temperatures around 60, and some breezy cool afternoons. It’s been a little drier, too, which is also welcome. The eclipse on the 21st is being celebrated in McCaysville. 2017 … Continue reading

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4th of July Festivities Begin Today, Schedule of Events

There’s a full menu of options for the 4th, with fireworks on Friday and Saturday. Friday, June 30 In McCaysville/Copperhill, the fireworks begin on Tater Hill at 9:15 tonight. Anywhere in the downtown area should be good for viewing. The … Continue reading

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Rain, Master Naturalist Course Coming, Arts in the Park, Friends of the Library Book Sale

We’ve had well over two inches of rain at our place in the past week. It’s welcome, as things were beginning to be a bit dry after a wet start to the spring. The foliage looks denser and happier than … Continue reading

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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

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Colder Weather, St. Patrick’s Day in Blue Ridge, ZZ Top at Georgia Mountain Fair

The weather has bounced back cold – it’s 30 on the porch – and there’s been a chilly wind. Wednesday, we had a fairly strong thunderstorm that left us with a welcome 1-3/4″ of rain. The rainfall totals for the … Continue reading

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Fire & Ice Festival Today, Drought Report and Forecast

The weather may still bounce back cold, but there’s a feeling of spring in the air. We’ve had a little rain – about 3/4″ at our place – and there’s more rain in the forecast. Unfortunately, there’s some in the … Continue reading

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Dusting of Snow, Fire & Ice Festival Coming Febuary 18

The temperature went from about 60 yesterday afternoon to about 30 this morning, and there’s a chilly wind. We even had a light dusting of snow when the front came through. The Fire & Ice Festival is February 18th in … Continue reading

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Sandhill Crane Festival Friday & Saturday, Local Birding Opportunity

The Sandhill Crane Festival is this Friday and Saturday, the 14th and 15th in Birchwood, TN, near Dayton, TN. Here’s the link to the website: https://www.tn.gov/twra/article/sandhill-crane-festival It’s a bit of a haul over there, but it’s worth it for the … Continue reading

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