Chilly, Some Good Rain, High Winds, Hemlock Training, Lake Cleanup, Taste the Tri-Cities

It’s about 48 on the porch this morning, and we’ve had about 3/4 of an inch of rain overnight. There was already a half inch in the gauge from the day before. We also had some very high winds yesterday morning. It had to be blowing at least 30 mph. Trees were down all over Nottely Dam, 129, Aska Road, and other locations. It would be a good idea to check your shingles next time you are up.

There are Save Georgia’s Hemlocks classes scheduled for Gilmer and Fannin counties on Saturday, May 6th. Call Kim at 706.455.2313 for details. Or email It is free to SGH members and $20 for non-members. It’s a lot cheaper to treat them than to cut them down, and these folks can tell you how to do it right.

The Lake Blue Ridge Civic Association is having a clean up at the old Dry Branch campground, now the Green Creek Day Use Park, Saturday, May 6, from 9:00 AM to noon. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Another group will meet at the boat launch at Morganton Point. Boaters are invited to participate. For more information,

There’s a “Taste the Tri-Cities” event Saturday, May 6th, at the IGA parking lot in McCaysville, from 11:00 – 3:00. Hosted by the Tri-Cities Business Association, it is a chance to sample food from local restaurants and vote for the best. Tickets are $10.



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