Category Archives: Things to do

Arts in the Park this Weekend

The 43rd Annual Arts in the Park is this weekend in the downtown Blue Ridge park. Here’s a link to the description on the Chamber of Commerce site: https://www.blueridgemountains.com/events/43rd-annual-spring-arts-in-the-park/

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Trout Festival is Today

The Trout Festival is today, in the downtown Blue Ridge city park. It’s not just for people who fish, as there are lots of interesting vendors, and also some conservation information. The Save Georgia’s Hemlocks people will have an informational … Continue reading

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Good Overview of Georgia Trout Fishing, Trout Fest April 28

The current issue of Georgia Outdoor News has a good overview of trout fishing in Georgia, with due attention to mountain streams and lakes. The author, Bob Borgwat, knows what he’s talking about. This is the April issue, which you … Continue reading

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More Odd Turkey Behavior, Fire & Ice Festival, McCaysville Water Issues

We’re having a warm, rainy weekend. It’s been very beautiful, with shifting mists and fog on the ridges. Most of the rain has been a gentle spring rain, with occasional periods of heavy rain. The grass in the meadows looks … Continue reading

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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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