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Tryon Daily Bulletin

The World’s Smallest Daily Newspaper

Vol. 83 / No. 208

Tryon, N.C. 28782

Monday, November 29, 2010

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Polk veteran, four veteran supporters to be honored at N.C. Veterans Park Here’s a list of upcoming meetings and events for area nonprofit community and governmental organizations:


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit , Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. to noon. Saluda Center, Monday activities include Line Dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit www.saluda. com. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Monday activities include senior fitness, 11 a.m., Bingo or bead class, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Polk County Democratic Women’s Club monthly meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. at the Democratic Headquarters in Columbus. Everyone welcome. 828-894-3219. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon to 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational. 859-5051. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 894-3336. Al Anon: Green Creek (Continued on page 2)

Howard Greene has been selected to represent Polk County on a wall honoring N.C. veterans that will be part of the North Carolina Veterans Park schedPolk County uled to open in honorees Fayetteville, NC, on July 4, Howard Greene 2011. Tom De Vries Also honRose 'Jackie' Johnson ored in the park will be four acGerry Taylor tive supporters Lisa Krolack of veterans in Polk County: Tom De Vries, Rose “Jackie” Johnson, Gerry Taylor and Lisa Krolak. The Arts Council of the City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County, NC, is sponsoring the North Carolina Veterans Park as a tribute to all of North Carolina’s veterans. Fayetteville Polk County veteran Howard Greene dips his right hand in solution as is the home of Ft. Bragg and part of the process of making a mold of his hand. A wall bearing a bronze Pope AFB. casting of the right hand of one veteran from each of North Carolina's (Continued on page 3)

counties will be part of a new N.C. Veterans Park in Fayetteville, NC expected to open on July 4, 2011. (photo submitted)

Tryon tries for Oprah's small town program Tryon has answered Oprah Winfrey's call last week for small town nominations. Nominated towns will be considered for inclusion in a program of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to be called "Come to My Hometown." Winning towns will be the site location for a remote broadcast during the last season of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

Crys Armbrust, Tryon's business and tourism development coordinator, said the application included a cover letter, nomination narrative explaining why Tryon would be a good choice for inclusion in the program and a five-minute video of the town. For the video, Armbrust said he used a still photography video he created last year for

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Tryon Downtown Development Association titled "Tryon, NC: Gem of the Blue Ridge Mountains." That video can be viewed on the ‘About Us’ page of TDDA’s website at www. "Needless to say, were we to be selected [for the Oprah Winfrey show], Tryon (and Polk County) would benefit much," Armbrust said.


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meets at the Green Creek Community Center Mondays, 6pm, 828-817-6675. Male Anger Management Intervention/Education Program, Mondays, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 894-2340. Tryon Town Council special meeting, Monday, Nov. 29, 6:30 p.m., Tryon Fire Department. A possible moratorium on commercial development permits and a resolution in relation to a grant from the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund will be discussed. Green Greek Community Center Christian Wisdom Circle for friends and families of alcoholics/addicts, Monday 7:15 p.m. 828-817-6675. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit , Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy 176, Saluda, 7 a.m. to noon. Polk County Transportation Authority makes a regular trip to Hendersonville on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 894-8203. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills , We Care informal social group for women coping with loss. Open to newcomers,

How To Reach Us

Main number, classifieds and subscriptions: 828-859-9151 FAX: 828-859-5575 e-mail: Founded Jan. 31, 1928 by Seth M. Vining. (Consolidated with the Polk County News 1955) Betty Ramsey, Publisher THE TRYON DAILY BULLETIN (USPS 643-360) is published daily except Saturdays and Sundays for $60 per year by Tryon Newsmedia LLC, 16 N. Trade St., Tryon, NC 287826656. Periodicals postage paid at Tryon, North Carolina 28782 and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Tryon Newsmedia LLC., 16 N Trade St., Tryon, NC 28782-6656.

Tuesdays, 9 a.m. at TJ’s Cafe in Tryon. Shannon Slater, 828894-7000. The Meeting Place Senior Center Tuesday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; art class, 10 a.m., Bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828-894-0001. Saluda Center , Bridge, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., chair exercise, 2:30 p.m. 828-749-9245. For more activities, email (mailto:saludaseniorcenter@ or visit www.saluda. com. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Polk County Library , Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Free. All area children and caregivers welcome. Caregiver must remain with child. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise classes Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., 7 p.m., in gym. Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. Al-Anon Family Group meets Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Saluda Senior Center, 64 Greenville Street, Saluda, one half block off Main Street (U.S. Hwy. 176 S.), 828-749-2251 (Saluda) or 1-800-286-1326.


Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit , Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. to noon. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Wednesday activities include Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; ceramics, 9:30 a.m.; Italian Club Meeting (Buon Giorno), 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 10 a.m. bingo or bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Medication Assistance Program, 9 a.m. to noon. 828-8940001. Saluda Center , Wednesday activities, Trash Train, dominoes game, 10 a.m., gentle Yin yoga 12:30 p.m. Movie Matinee, 12:30 p.m. 828-7499245.

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Hospice of the Carolina Foothills hosts “Coping With Loss of All Kinds During the Holidays.” This event is designed to help adults who have suffered any kind of loss face the holiday season. Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Inman Library, Thursday, Dec. 2 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Polk County Library, and Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Traveler’s Rest Baptist Church. For more information, contact Shannon Slater at 828-894-7000 or 800-617-7132 or sslater@hocf. org ( Thermal Belt Amateur Radio Club, last Wednesday of each month, noon, Columbus United Methodist Church. 894-5542. Tryon Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Male Anger Management Intervention/Education Program, Wednesdays,  5 to 6:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 8942340.


Landrum Lions regular meeting and Ladies Night Christmas Party Thursday, December 2. Details to follow. Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit , Thursdays, 7 a.m. to noon, old Searcy Mill parking lot, Hwy. 108, Columbus. NCDMV Driver’s License

van, two Thursdays this month, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in front of Columbus Post Office. Check locations for schedule. This month, Nov. 4, 18. Saluda Center, Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.;  gentle Yin Yoga 5:30 p.m.,  Saluda Center. 828-7499245. The Meeting Place Senior Center, Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m. 828894-0001. Saluda Public Library, Bouncing Babies & Toddlers in Tow, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Landrum Library, Lap Babies, Thursdays, 10 a.m.; storytime, 10:30 a.m. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Green Creek Community Center , Zumba exercise classes Thursdays, 11 a.m., 7 p.m., in gym. Polk County Republican Women’s Club will meet Thursday, Dec. 2 at 11:30 a.m. at Tryon Estates.  For info or lunch reservations, call 828-859-1201. Please submit Curb Reporter items in writing at least two days prior to publication. Items must include a name and telephone number of a contact person. Items will be printed in order by date of event, as space allows.

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Left to right, Rhonda Bradshaw, Judy Placak, Patsy Mills and John Gillie pose beside the new sign for Penny Insurance, formerly Village Insurance. The name change becomes official on Dec. 1. The business is located at 2536 Lynn Road, Suite A, in Tryon. (photo submitted)

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The park is adjacent to the Airborne & Special Operations Museum and borders historic downtown Fayetteville. It will include a visitor’s center, community lawn and plaza, reflective garden, and amphitheater. The park will serve not only as a reflective and contemplative space but also as a gathering place to welcome and honor veterans. Designers say the park will be contemporary, unique and bold – absent of specific recognition to individuals, places, or battlegrounds. The primary park theme is a veteran’s journey: life before, during, and after service. One facet of this tribute to the state’s veterans will consist of a wall bearing the bronze-cast right hand of a veteran from each of North Carolina’s 100 counties who had exemplary military service and who, following discharge, contributed substantially to their community and veterans

welfare. The veteran’s hand will represent all veterans from each county, past and present, women and men, living and deceased, from every branch of service. (Continued on page 4)

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Rose "Jackie" Johnson and Lisa Krolack wait as their hand molds set. Johnson and Krolack are two of the four Polk County veterans supporters who will be honored at a new N.C. Veterans Park in Fayetteville, NC expected to open on July 4, 2011. The other two supporters from Polk County who will be honored are Tom De Vries and Gerry Taylor. (photo submitted)

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Howard Belton Greene was selected by the county veterans service officer to represent all veterans of Polk County. Greene is a native son of Polk County whose military record, community involvement and contribution to veterans of Polk County is well-recognized. Greene is a WWII and Korea War veteran, serving on active duty from October 1941 to October 1945, and again from February 1951 to August 1951 in the U.S. Army. Greene received many medals and honors for his military service. Some of these honors are: • A Purple Heart for wounds received in action on April 4, 1945 • An EAME Service Medal with two Bronze Stars • American Defense Service Medal • American Theatre Ribbon • Presidential Unit Citation • European, African, Middle Eastern Ribbon with three battle stars • Victory Medal with one star.

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Greene retired from the U.S. Army Reserves in February 1979, having achieved the rank of chief warrant officer, W3. He is a member and past commander of American Legion Post #250 and VFW Post #10349; and has been active in these organizations for more than 60 years. Greene personally drove veterans more than 100 miles round trip weekly to the VA hospital in Asheville at his own expense, wearing out three cars in the process. Greene was a small business owner in the community for many years. He is active in community service, having served on the boards of many non-profit organizations. Another facet of the NC Veterans Park tribute is a separate hand casting of four citizens from each county, veterans and non-veterans, who have contributed support above and beyond for the veterans of their county. These castings will be displayed on columns of support indicating their outstanding support for veterans of their county and all veterans. For Polk County, the coun(Continued on page 5)

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ty's veterans service officer selected Tom De Vries, Rose “Jackie” Johnson, Gerry Taylor and Lisa Krolak for this honor. De Vries is a wounded 100-disabled Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army. Tom has dedicated many years of his life actively involved in the American Legion and VFW. He was also a veterans service officer with the American Legion for several years assisting many


veterans with their claims. He is an active member of both American Legion Post #250 in Tryon and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 10349 in Mill Spring. Johnson is a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran with six years of active duty service. She works for the Polk County DSS as a supervisory social worker in child protection, where she assists families who are experiencing problems, including families of veterans. She was also the Polk County Veterans Service Officer for

several years, assisting many veterans and their families with claims. She is a member of American Legion Post #250 in Tryon. Taylor is the wife of a disabled U.S. Army Vietnam veteran who has dedicated her adult life to helping veterans. She is an active volunteer at the Asheville VAMC, driving that distance every week just to assist their voluntary service in helping hospitalized veterans. She has done so for more than five years, and has more than 2,000 hours of voluntary



service. She served on the VA Voluntary Service Advisory Board at the VA Medical Center in Asheville for two years. Taylor is actively involved with the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post #10349 with their fundraising in support of veterans families, educating school children about the American flag, etc., as well as having served as an auxiliary past president of that organization. She has spent countless (Continued on page 6)

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Scherping graduates from UNC technology officers program David Scherping, chief technology officer for Polk County Schools, has successfully graduated from the 2010 Certified Education Chief Technology Officers (CeCTO) Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Government. The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and MCNC partnered with the UNC School of Government to offer this groundbreaking professional development opportunity. The CeCTO program is the first education specific program for chief technology officers (CTOs) and chief information officers (CIOs) in the nation and began in February of 2010. The program is designed for K-12 CTOs and CIOs whose responsibilities require a broad understanding of management, leadership, and enterprise topics.

The course is approximately 240 hours in length. Course instruction covers enterprise issues, strategic technology planning, communication, project management, emerging trends, risk assessment and management, acquisition management, change management, leadership, security, legal issues and financial trends. David Scherping is one of the 34 K-12 CIOs who successfully completed the course in its inaugural year. The CeCTO program is a new offering in the nationally acclaimed Certified Government Chief Information Officers’ series, which was pioneered by the UNC School of Government’s Center for Public Technology. The CGCIO program, started in 2005, was the first of its kind in the nation and has successfully graduated more than 400 public sector IT professionals across the country.

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The county veterans service officer for each county was also asked to provide a sample of soil from their county. The soil will be incorporated into the building of the columns at the park, and a sprinkling of it will also be used in the casting of the veteran’s hand. The names of the individuals selected will not be incorporated on the wall or columns, because they represent all veterans and supporters. However, their names will be archived in the visitor’s center of the park. Park supporters say, "We have all heard the words of politicians about sacrifice, dedication, honor, and service to the county. The individuals above, and others in the county, live it as a daily part of their lives. – submitted by Darrel Moore, Polk County Veterans Service Officer

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hours supporting veterans and their families. Lisa Krolak is the daughter of a U.S. Marine Corps major who has worked tirelessly, at her own expense, logging many hours for the past two years promoting and fundraising for the expansion of the Veterans Park in Columbus. Krolak is an active member of the ladies auxiliary of VFW Post #10349 and continues to be a huge supporter of veterans in Polk County, actively interacting with the American Legion and VFW. She was recently honored for this role by both organizations at the November 2010 county commissioners meeting. Krolak also serves on the Unified Development Ordinance committee.




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issuance of permits for commercial/retail development and to consider an authorizing resolution in relation to a grant from the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund. All interested individuals are invited to attend and present their comments to the board. Call Susan Bell, town clerk, at 828-859-6654 if you need special accommodations for the meeting.

Women in Business Unite holds holiday open house Women in Business Unite will hold a holiday open house Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Green Creek Community Center, 25 Shields Drive, Unit 5, Green Creek. You can use this event to inform other business women what your business/group has to offer by sharing information and offer your business cards, brochures, or discounts to attendees. You can even sell your product on

the spot. Organizers say this is an opportunity to promote your business effectively to other women. There is a fee to participate in the open house. All fees go toward space rental and advertisement. Please bring your raffle item with a business card to be raffled off, table, drop cord if applicable, and any other items needed for your booth.


Larry Lee Johnson and Alfred Camp (Angie); three brothers, Leroy Miller (Debra), Alfred Miller and Nathaniel Miller. Six sisters, Annie Bell; Marylou Cantrell; Rebecca Suber; Doris Switsler (Sonny), Ruby Miller (Fred), Sarah Jo Miller; grandchildren and great grandchildren; four aunts, Pauline Berry, Louise Miller, Mattie Miller and Sarah Miller; two uncles, Johnny Davenport and Burt Bush; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Services were scheduled to take place Sunday at Moores Grove Baptist Church in Mill Spring. The body will lie in state two hours prior to the service. Ulysses D. Miller Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanette Miller Suber Jeanette Miller Suber, age 61, of Mill Spring, NC, died Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Elizabeth House in Hendersonville. Jeanette was the daughter of the late Lee Alfred Miller and Frances Twitty Miller. She was a member of Moores Grove Baptist Church in Mill Spring. Jeanette worked in textile over 30 years, 20 of those years were at Stonecutter Mills. Jeanette leaves to cherish fond and loving memories: her husband David Lee Suber; one daughter Ann Miller; two sons

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Tryon will be able to buy Vaughn Creek greenway Town gets $25k PCCF grant by Leah Justice

Tryon is a major step closer to its goal of providing a greenway connecting three town parks. Tryon Town Council announced last week that it received word recently the town will be awarded $25,000 from the Polk County Community Foundation. The money will be used as a required match for a $101,000 grant from the NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund. The combined funding will enable the town to purchase approximately 19 acres needed

for the greenway along Vaughn Creek that the town plans to provide access for bicycle, pedestrian and equestrian travel. The Tryon Parks Committee has been working on creating a greenway that will eventually connect three town parks. The town hopes to acquire approximately 19 acres of wooded property that has been left undisturbed by the Smith family in Tryon. Tryon Parks Committee member John Vining says the $101,000 from the N.C. Clean Water Management Trust Fund, which was announced in late October was contingent on the parks committee/town provid-

ing a $25,000 match. Now that the Polk County Community Foundation (Bradley Fund) has informed the town that it will be awarded the $25,000, the town can proceed with acquiring the 19-acre parcel, Vining said. “This is a significant development for the town,” Vining says. “I am hopeful that it can transferred by the end of 2010.” Also part of the project is another $95,000 grant the town received from the NC Division of Water Resources. That funding can strictly be used for stream and trail improvements for the project.

The sale price for the property is $110,500, but the project, including surveying and closing costs, is estimated at $126,000. An open house was recently held that offered tours of Vaughn Creek where the greenway is planned. The ultimate goal of the parks committee is to connect three town-owned properties with a pedestrian, bicycle and equestrian trail. The trail would expand from Ziglar Field, to Lanier Park to Woodland Park. The trail would include easy access to the railroad, and there is an existing trail bed. The total system would be about two miles of greenway.

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DR. ROBERT MCDANIEL Amanda Morfino on her new horse Nia, with Renée and Nick Morfino. (photo submitted)

Amanda started to take lessons from a local professional. After about six weeks of lessons Amanda and Nia

entered the Foothills Riding Club Horse Trial at FENCE where they won their dressage class and successfully

completed the cross-country course and stadium jumping. They ended up high point!

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continues. The Playhouse production will star Damian Duke Domingue, Bill Muñoz, Lynn Llewelyn Penny, Paige Posey and Peter Thomas along with fiddle player, Ralph Congdon. Director Neela Muñoz added a children’s ensemble comprised of Louise Cummins (Atkinson Elementary), Nicolas Hopkin (Hendersonville Middle School), Noelle Muñoz (Hendersonville Elementary), Isabel Ward (Homeschool) and Heath Wines (West High). “The kids will operate as extra magic makers, who participate in shifting the environment and they also enter the story to be the town or be the Cratchit children - so the space is multi-purpose and so are the people.” Executive producer Park Ridge Health presents “A Christmas Carol.” Flat Rock Playhouse is located at 2661 Greenville Hwy in Flat Rock, NC. Evening performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and matinee performances are most Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; with one Tuesday evening perPGA formanceProfessional on December 21. – article submitted Golf Instruction

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“Tis the Season” for holiday music. Hendersonville Community Band, directed by co-conductors Fern Barber and Walter Moore, will perform a festive concert of traditional holiday music on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 5, 3 p.m., in Blue Ridge Conference Hall at BRCC. “Intrada on Regent Square,” transcribed for concert band by community band conductor Walter F. Moore, is an introduction to the season’s favorite music. Moore’s transcription was inspired by a recording performed by the Hendon Brass Band, recognized as one of England’s finest. The theme is an English Christmas Carol written in 1867. It is included in most Protestant fee-only portfolio management Hymnals as “Angels from the for cautious investors Realms of Glory.” Percussionist Russ Wilson 22 North Trade Street, Tryon returns to HCB as narrator of the 828.859.9252 popular “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” Newell H. Long’s moving to the depot in early 2011 musical interpretation of Clement Clarke Moore’s writing. Wilson, a professional musician for more than 20 years, established his first Bulletin communications policy band in 2002, The Mighty Mighty The Bulletin welcomes your unsuitable. Letters will appear as Men. Since then he has formed letters of 450 words or less. please space is available, according to other groups, including The Nouinclude your and size and ease of processing, not 3x4 veau Passé Orchestra, Swingtette, name, address date of receipt. phone number. e-mailed letters a jazz trio, a ten-piece swing band 8/26;9/7,16,27;10/7,18,28;11/8,18,29;12/9,20,30 You can submit letters via are preferred. and a Hawaiian/Exotica group anco-038348 email to: news@tryondailybulWe will reject letters that concalled Kon Tiki. In 2009 he toured or mail to: The Tryon tain personal attacks on private as drummer with blues/rock guiDaily Bulletin, Inc., 16 N. Trade citizens or material we deem tarist Jimmy Thackery. presented by the Rutherford Hospital Auxiliary The community band continues with a traditional Spanish page 23 carol,”Fum, Fum, Fum,” arranged December 1 from 10a-6p by Ken Dye. Next are “O TanDecember 2 from 7a-7p nenbaum” and “Jingle Bells,” both December 3 from 7a-2p arranged by Arthur Harris, transcribed by W.H. Silvester. “Do You Hear What I Hear?” by Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne, arranged Location: courtyard Room by Calvin Custer, is a Christmas (just inside the front entrance of the hospital) fantasy featuring solo passages by woodwind, brass and percussion sections throughout the piece. For more information, call Ginger at 286-5338

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Calling all Messiah singers

Remember last year when director Jan Impey (left), and pianist Pam McNeil teamed up to put all the singers in their proper places at Tryon Fine Arts Center? This year’s line-up of director Mark Schweizer and pianist Beth Child will include graduate students from Converse College singing the solo parts. Besides the familiar Christmas selections of Handel’s masterpiece in Part 1, some choruses will be added from Parts 2 and 3. Don’t miss ringing in the holiday season with this familiar and much-loved music on Thursday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the Tryon Fine Arts Center at 828-859-8322. (photo submitted)

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An unusual march by Edwin Franko Goldman aptly titled “Kindergarten March” includes seven children’s songs which Goldman has woven into the music. Listen for “There’s Music in the Air,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Go In and Out the Window,” “Little Bo Peep,” “Au Claire de la Lune,” “Time For Bed” and the “Jolly Farmer.” Trumpet soloist Russ Sena is featured in the allegro movement of “Concerto for Trumpet” by Haydn, arranged for military band by W.J. Duthoit. Since moving to Western North Carolina, Sena has performed as a soloist and directed in concert with the Hendersonville Community Band. He performs with the Russ Martin Ensemble, Blue Ridge Brass Quintet, The Incontinentals Blues Band and the Community Jazz Band at UNCA. Sena has performed with the Asheville and Enka/Candler Community Bands and the UNCA Baroque Brass Ensemble. He has organized and produced concerts featuring The Blue Ridge Brass Quintet at Hendersonville

Library. “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” by Richard Wagner, has been transcribed by Lucien Cailliet to display the colors and pageantry of the concert band. Fifty years ago, Dr. William D. Revelli and the University of Michigan Symphony Band performed this selection on the first tour to the Soviet Union. Audience participation is encouraged to keep up the tempo for “Radetzky March” by Strauss. This is an arrangement by Alfred Reed of the march known throughout the world from broadcasts of the annual Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra New Year’s Day concerts. An all time audience favorite, Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” will close the program with a “whinny” from Russ Sena’s trumpet and a “crack of the whip” from Jerard Sloan, percussion. Advance tickets for “Tis the Season” are available from band members, Laurel Park Wine Market and the Visitors Information Center. Tickets will be available at the door. Information at 828-696-2118. – article submitted

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Tryon Elementary students experience a day at college

Tryon Elementary School fifth grade students enjoyed a perfect day when they visited Western Carolina University on Saturday, November 13. The students toured the campus and learned about the many opportunities that are available on campus. Students said they especially liked sampling all the food options in the new dining hall. The students enjoyed the football game and said they were especially impressed by the WCU Marching Band that will be performing in the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, CA. The college experience trip is sponsored by a grant through the Polk County Community Foundation. (photo submitted)


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Holy Cross gallery show open through December 31 The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, 150 Melrose Avenue, is having its Members Gallery Show with artists Karen Johnston and Mary Ellen Wuerfel. The show runs through December 31 and can be seen daily Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays between the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. service. The location of the show is in the upper hallway and an elevator, located at the back entrance of the church, will take you to it. Mary Ellen Wuerfel went to the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH, and worked as an accountant but she has always painted and has taken many art classes and workshops throughout those years. After moving to Landrum, SC, she joined the Tryon Painters and Sculptors (TPS). She had a show in Gallery I of the Tryon Fine Arts Center with her paintings, drawings and decorated furniture. At TPS she met Gene Apple, local sculptor, and he got her started sculpting in clay. She went on to take sculpture classes for two years at Converse College, Spartanburg, SC. Her sculptures are in homes in the United States, China, local galleries and have been in a number of juried shows. Wuerfel says, “My first love is working with the clay but painting has helped me be a better sculptor. I am a people watcher. People are



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on both boards several times. Johnston continues taking art classes and workshops to broaden her spectrum of media. Working mostly in oil and mixed media, she most recently has added cold wax and oil to her love of experimentation. Her work has been accepted in a number of juried art shows and can be found in local and regional homes and galleries. Johnston says, “I love art for the sake of art. Learning new techniques and working with a variety of media is most exciting to me. Living in this area we are so blessed to have inspiration surrounding us every minute of every day. I will continue to explore different aspects of art media as long as it is challenging and fun. – article submitted

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donated his $100 prize money to Steps to HOPE. Also new this year, a Steeplechase hillside parking pass was awarded to Randy Mitchell for registering the first tournament team. Dave Hunt, Bill Sorochak, Bill Squadroni and Jerald DeLaGarza were overall winners of the Steps to HOPE Golf Tournament this year. Brian Jones, Tim McCarty, Ethan Wallman and Tim Jackson put together the Low Gross winning team, and B Flight team winners were Randy Mitchell, Jay Growbosky, Stewart Bonner, and Jay Stacey.

Golfers who won the Longest Drive challenges were Jackie Brouse and Andrew Pack, while Helen Ellis and Rick Rondell were winners of the Closest to the Pin contest. Brian Jones’ ball settled closest to the line on #18 to win that competition. Trophies and prizes were awarded to all winning golfers. Tryon Federal Bank, Dave Hunt of Columbus McDonalds, Carolina First and LaurelHurst/ LaurelWoods were this year’s tournament sponsors. – article submitted

Mill Spring Ag Center to host artists, artisans December 4 The Mill Spring Agricultural Development Center will host a conversation for artists and artisans December 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. This conversation will be about about your work, space needs, and how you could see yourselves as a part of the growing community of entrepreneurs at the center. Groups of artists that are already organized or working together are also invited to join in the conversation to explore

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Steps to HOPE held its 7th Annual Golf Tournament at Red Fox Country Club on November 5. Despite a very chilly early morning start, the weather – and for several, even the golf – cooperated as 104 golfers turned out to play in this successful tournament, celebrated as the charity event of the season. As with last year, Dave Edwards Toyota offered a new Toyota Camry as a hole-in-one prize on Red Fox Hole #10. While no one was fortunate enough to shoot a holein-one this year, a couple of golfers came very close – and indicated a determination to keep coming back until they drive a new Camry home after the tournament. Golfers say they were excited by cash prizes awarded to the Low Gross tournament winners this year, and by various chances to win prizes during play. New to the tournament this year was the First Annual Great American Ball Drop – a chance for your ball land in the hole after being dropped over the 10th green. Numbered golf balls were purchased in hopes of winning half the entire pot, or $100 for the ball landing closest to the hole. Lee Sutphin’s ball was teetering on the edge of the hole but sadly did not drop in; Sutphin

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