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Vol. 85 / No. 107

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Lake Lanier overrun with algae, users say by Leah Justice

Lake Lanier property owners said they have noticed a problem with algae and weeds growing around their boat docks this summer. Tryon Town Council dis-

Wendy Thomas of Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry said Outreach will have 12 fans available for qualified residents on Monday, July 2. Interested Polk County residents should come to Outreach (134 White Drive, Columbus) and fill out an application. They must meet Outreach’s standard qualifications, but they do not have to be current clients. Priority will be given to people who reside in non-air conditioned homes. Thomas said Outreach would welcome donations of fans; they must be new and in their original box (for liability reasons).

Here’s a list of upcoming meetings and events for area nonprofit community and governmental organizations:

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Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Mondays, Harmon Field/Tryon, 7 a.m. - noon. Saluda Center, Tuesdays, chair exercise, 9:30 a.m.; (Continued on page 2)

cussed the problem on June 19 with lake property owners who asked the town for help. The lake has experienced similar problems in the past with algae. Tryon Public Works Director

Joel Burrell said in 2006 the town spent money to take care of the algae with carp. According to lake residents who have been researching the problem and (Continued on page 3)

Above and right: Parrotfeather algae growing in Lake Lanier. Lake property owners have expressed concern about the abundance of the weeds and algae. (photo above by Leah Justice; inset photo by Jerry Atkins)

Sheriff K9 Trixie discovers 2.5 pounds of marijuana inside wall of mobile home Sunny View man faces two felonies by Leah Justice

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office had help from its K9 officer, Trixie, on Wednesday, June

27, when the dog discovered six bags of marijuana inside a wall of a Sunny View mobile home. Cody Celello, 20, of 40 Peach Lane in the Sunny View community, was ar-

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bridge, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with bridge discussion session at 12:45 p.m. 828-749-9245. For more activities, email saludacenter@hotmail.com or visit www. saluda.com. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family Member Support Group meets in Columbus on the first Monday of the month, 10 a.m. - noon. For info and/or location, contact Lisa at 828-894-0104 or Annie at 864-457-7278. The Meeting Place Senior Center Monday activities include line dancing, 10 a.m.; senior fitness, 11 a.m.; bingo or bead class, 12:30 p.m. 828-8940001. Christian Fellowship Luncheon, TJ’s Cafe, Tryon, Mondays except holidays, noon - 1 p.m.; food, fellowship and discussion of relevant issues; interdenominational. 828-859-5051. Chess Club, Mondays, 12:30 p.m., recreation room, LaurelHurst Apartments, Columbus. Open to anyone in community. 828-894-3336. Saluda Center Monday activities include line dancing at 12:30 p.m. For more information visit www.Saluda.com. Polk Soil & Water Conservation District, board meeting, Monday, July 2 at 3:30 p.m. in the Mill Spring Agricultural &

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Community Center. The public is invited. Call 828-894-8550 for more information. Green Creek Community Center, line dancing, Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Mondays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 828-894-2340. Landrum Library, free yoga classes. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Limited to first 30 people. Thermal Belt Stamp Club, first and third Mondays of each month, 7:30 p.m., Tryon Federal Bank, Columbus. Visitors welcome. Alcoholics Anonymous, Mondays, 8 p.m., Columbus Presbyterian Church.

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Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Tuesdays, Ozone Drive and Hwy. 176, Saluda. Polk County Transportation Authority makes a regular trip to Hendersonville on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 828-894-8203. Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, “We Care” is a weekly informal social group open to women coping with loss. The group meets at 9 a.m. at TJ’s Cafe in Tryon and is open to newcomers. For more information, contact Shannon Slater at 828-894-7000, 800-617-7132 or sslater@hocf.org. 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. House of Flags Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. LIFECare of Polk County/ Adult Day Health Care provides services Monday - Friday. Pet therapy every Tuesday is an opportunity for participants to interact with a trained pet therapy dog in a safe and meaningful environment. Call 828-894-2007 for more info.

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Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. Cracker Barrel, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, conference room, Congregational Church. Polk County Public Library, quilting club meets on the first Tuesday of each month, 4-6 p.m. Harmon Field Board of Supervisors meets the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Harmon Field Cabin. Public welcome. Information: 828-8596655. Saluda Business Association, first Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., top floor, public library. 828-749-3444. 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 1-800286-1326. American Legion, Polk County Memorial Post 250, first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., 43 Depot Street, Tryon. Foothills Knitting Guild, first Tuesday of each month, North Woods Farm Fiber and Yarn, 221 North Main St., Campobello, 7 p.m.

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Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Wednesdays, Fire Department in Green Creek, 7 a.m. - noon. Columbus Firecracker 5k, Wednesday, July 4 at 8 a.m. Starts on Ward Street in downtown Columbus. Brought to you by Saluda Running Club. 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. - noon. 828-894-0001. 50th Fabulous Fourth Celebration, Wednesday, July 4 from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., downtown Columbus. Celebration includes food, crafts, farmers’ market, music and entertainment, ending with fireworks. Call 828894-5464 for more information. Saluda Center Wednesday activities, Trash Train, dominoes game, 10 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga 12:30 p.m. 828-749-9245. Tryon Kiwanis Club meets Wednesdays, noon, Congregational Church, 210 Melrose Ave., Tryon. Female Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 828-894-2340. Male Domestic Abuse Intervention Program, Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Steps to HOPE. 828-894-2340. Alcoholics Anonymous Tryon 12 and 12, Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Tryon Coffeehouse, 90 Trade Street.

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Polk County Mobile Recycling Unit, Thursdays, 7 a.m. - noon, old Searcy Mill parking lot, Hwy. 108, Columbus. Polk County Driver License Mobile Unit, Thursday, July 5, the Polk County Driver License Mobile Unit will be at 130 Ward St. in Columbus, directly in front of the Post Office from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saluda Center Thursday activities: knitting group, 9:30 a.m.; gentle Yin Yoga, 5:30 p.m.; 828-749-9245. (Continued on page 15)


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• Lake Lanier (continued from page 1)

speaking with experts, there are three types of algae in the lake currently: parrotfeather, variableleaf pond weed and chara. Lake Lanier Civic Association (LLCA) President Allen Smith said he’s been talking to a South Carolina specialist and there are approved chemicals for reservoirs. He said one problem with carp is they will eat the younger species of algae but not the larger, older algae. Council members did not express interest in putting any type of chemical in the town’s drinking water source. Tryon Mayor Alan Peoples said the carp needs to be sterile so they don’t kill out recreational fish. Burrell said carp are effective on the algae, but many carp are needed. He said the carp are $11

each. Lake residents, including Jerry Atkins, have been in contact with specialists in the state, including W. Cory Heaton, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, Clemson Extension Service. Heaton verified that two of the species sent to him as samples were variable leaf pondweed and parrotfeather algae. Heaton said he has spoken with several colleagues who have seen parrotfeather growing in great depths of water. Heaton also said a North Carolina colleague has been able to obtain control of the weeds using a stocking rate of 40 grass carp per one acre of vegetated area. One of the problems may be determining how many acres are affected and exactly where to stock the carp. Another issue discussed at (Continued on page 4)

Right: Two of the samples of Lake Lanier algae and weeds sent to the Clemson Extension Service. The top sample is parrotfeather algae, and the bottom is variable leaf pondweed (photo by Jerry Atkins)

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Polk commissioners approve new meeting schedule, July - December by Leah Justice

During the Polk County Board of Commissioners June 4 meeting, the board approved a new meeting schedule for July through December 2012. All meetings are held in the Womack building, across from the courthouse in Columbus, unless otherwise specified. The first meeting of the month is held at 7 p.m. and the second meeting is held at 3 p.m. Commissioners will meet only once in July. The meeting will be July 9 at 7 p.m. in the Womack building. The Sept. 10 meeting will be held at the Polk County Middle School in Mill Spring and the

• Lake Lanier (continued from page 3)

the council meeting was who is going to pay for the carp. Councilman Roy Miller said he’d like to see if the state of South Carolina would consider contributing some carp. Councilman George Baker said he’d like to see the LLCA come up with some money, because the town cannot tax lake residents. Tryon attorney Bailey Nager suggested the town contribute a certain amount of money to the project and the ask homeowners to contribute the remaining costs. The town owns the lakebed, located just across the state line in South Carolina, and draws water from the lake as its main source of drinking water. Tryon officials have struggled for years over en-

Polk commissioners meeting schedule July 9 Aug. 6 Aug. 20 Sept. 10 - Mill Spring, Polk County Middle School Oct. 1 Oct. 15 Nov. 5 – Green Creek Family Life Center Nov. 19 Dec. 3 Nov. 5 meeting will be held at the Green Creek Family Life Center in Green Creek.

forcement of lake zoning because of the costs of enforcing an area that doesn’t contribute to the town’s tax base. Another issue regarding the lake is the lack of enforcement of regulations for recreational activities, as South Carolina Wildlife ceased boating enforcement several years ago. Councilman Doug Arbogast said he’d also like to see property owners contribute to the cost of the carp. He has mentioned in the past as well as last week his concern that Tryon taxpayers pay for costs associated with the lake but are not allowed to use the lake. Lake Lanier is private and restricted to property owners. Council decided to review studies and costs regarding the algae and solutions to the problem. The town will likely discuss the issue again at its next meeting, scheduled for Aug. 21.

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Early voting under way for July 17 state election runoffs by Samantha Hurst

While the national election scene heats up, voters shouldn’t forget several state primary elections are still undecided from May’s elections, with runoff elections set for July 17. Voters can cast their onestop early votes at the Polk County Board of Elections office Monday-Friday 8:30

a.m. - 5 p.m. or Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. All usual county polling places will be open that day from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. If you are interested in voting in these runoffs, you must have voted in the first primary. The following runoffs are up for a vote: • N.C. Lieutenant governor Republican candidates Dan

Forest and Tony Gurley • N.C. Commissioner of Insurance Republican candidates Richard Morgan and Mike Causey • N.C. Commissioner of Labor Democratic candidates Marlowe Foster and John C. Brooks • N.C. Secretary of State Republican candidates Kenn Gardner and Ed Goodwin

• N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Republican candidates John Tedesco and Richard Alexander As of June 29 North Carolina voter rolls included 6,282,411 registered voters, which are comprised of 2,728,157 Democratic voters; 1,971,579 Republican voters; 13,817 Libertarian voters and 1,568,858 unaffiliated voters.

House of Flags receives grants for second floor remodeling The House of Flags Museum in Columbus recently received several grants. A substantial instant grant from the Polk County Community Foundation (PCCF) will be coupled with an earlier PCCF grant to fund a lift to the second floor of the museum. The installation of the lift will allow

the museum to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The lift is part of the Phase II remodeling of the second floor of the museum currently under way. When it is completed in the next several months, the second floor will have a large presentation room/meeting room and a

library. The museum has also received a significant grant from the Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce. That grant will be used as part of the funding for the second-floor remodeling project – specifically for the heating and air conditioning system.

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Kyoto celebrates new ownership Kyoto Japanese Steak House celebrated the end of its grand reopening week Wednesday, June 27, with live music on the patio from Doug Dacey and Andy Costine. The restaurant recently came under new ownership and has updated its food and drink menu. It is open Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Saturday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. The restaurant is located at 112 N. Trade Street at the back of the Shops of Tryon. (photo by David Widdicombe)

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Bookigee, less than one year out of the official starting gate. Bookigee debuted its first product, WriterCube, a cloud-based “do-it-yourself analytics and marketing” application created especially for writers (and their representatives, agents and publicists) who want a better way to take charge of their brands in today’s rapidly evolving publishing landscape.  At the end of the demonstrations, attendees representing a wide range of the publishing industry voted for their favorite.

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Local small businesses may be eligible for Big Break contest Local small businesses may be eligible to enter The Big Break, a contest sponsored by American Express. According to Theresa H. Watts of the N.C. Small Town Main Street program, “The Big Break is an opportunity to win $25,000 to grow your business and drive customers to your

door, plus a visit from American Express OPEN and Facebook to put it all into action.” For-profit small businesses with $10 million or less in annual revenue may be eligible to enter; read the eligibility rules at www.facebook.com/Open?sk=app_ 140670829343013.

The deadline to enter is July 13 at 11:59 p.m. To enter, visit the American Express OPEN Page on Facebook or the Small Business Saturday Page on Facebook, click on the Big Break Tab and follow the directions provided to complete the entry form, answer the questions and upload

up to three photographs. The photographs should be of you and of you working in your place of business. Semi-finalists are selected from all eligible entries and then put up for a community vote. – article submitted by Meg Rogers

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storm marketing strategies and the next app in development. Tryon turns out to be the exact halfway point between Miami’s hot tech start-ups and New York City’s oldest culture industry of publishing. “We have a few investors from Polk County – so this win is especially sweet. It is rewarding to be able to deliver such affirmative news to those who have put their faith in the Bookigee team,” said Daniels. WriterCube is the first prod-

uct in Bookigee’s three-part strategy to build a suite of interlocking tools for the publishing market’s new digital ecosystem. When complete, Bookigee’s products will serve all aspects of the book market, including authors, publishers and readers. For more information about WriterCube and Bookigee’s upcoming platforms, visit www. writercube.com and www. bookigee.com. – article submitted by Victor Oliveira of Bookigee

“This was a huge win for us. This was the first public demo of the app in front of the industry. We knew we were going after a problem that needed solving, but to receive such a collective, positive response was a great proof of concept.”

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in Miami, but has satellite offices in Boston, San Francisco and Tryon. Last June, Bookigee toured Tryon and shared thoughts on “the future of the book” to a small group of family, friends, local authors and a book reviewer from Asheville, N.C. This September, Bookigee will have a second three-day “retreat” in Tryon to brain-

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Our crown jewels When I spoke at the Planning Board Meeting of June 14, I made the statement: “They (the mountains and ridgelines) are our crown jewels” (The Tryon Daily Bulletin, June 18). I would like to expand on that concept. Crown jewels, to me, are precious and of great value, worthy to hold on to. I am glad to note that I am joined in this sentiment by others. From the City of Saluda website comes this ode to the mountains: “Roam the winding mountain roads, amble the wilderness trails, picnic by the babbling creeks of the rolling terrain of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You’ll know you’re somewhere special as soon as you roll into downtown Saluda, N.C.” Our mountains and forests are a natural resource with value far beyond residential and commercial development. I urge the planning board to submit the UDO to the commissioners with the elevation restrictions in place until a plan can be prepared for resource development that keeps most of our mountains and ridgelines intact, anyone can grow subdivisions, we can do better. This will take some “outside the box” thinking. Here are some of my thoughts based on what we know. We know that many of the properties in the mountains are of exquisitely rugged beauty and present desirable places to live. But we don’t know much about the flora and fauna that can be found in many of these areas. Out of 100 North Carolina Counties, Polk is one of 10 that have not had a biological assessment in 50 years. Polk County may be one of the places where rare or endangered species still have a home. Wouldn’t this be a good time to find out? Our county has five birding trails listed in the North Carolina Birding Trail Guide. We have world-class white water

kayaking down the Green River Gorge. What if we developed more hiking trails for birding, wild flower identification, mushroom hunting, fishing, camping or just plain enjoyment of the great outdoors? What if someone started a business propagating some of the native plants thereby expanding our agricultural economy? Our mountains are natural gardens; the idea of landscaping with native plants is no longer new. With that in mind we could create a center for active, in the field, learning and teaching. Perhaps another state park is not out of the question, we did it with Alexander’s Ford. I may be naïve and this may be pie in the sky, but given the great diversity and beauty that surrounds us I believe the possibilities are endless. For a reality check consider this: According to the 2010 census Polk County has a population of 20,510 and a dwelling unit count of approximately 10,500. Final and preliminary plat approvals through 2013 stand at 2,045. In addition, the development agreement with Bright’s Creek allows for 1,370 residences and Foster Creek in Columbus would add approximately 700 more. These are subdivision plats ready to be built on. And once completed would add 4,115 new dwelling units. It seems to me that it will be a huge undertaking to provide services for that many more homes and the population increase this represents. We not only can afford to put aside areas that are vital for clean air, and sparkling streams, but will need these areas if we want to maintain the quality of life that we have come to love. An individual home or a family subdivision does not have the kind of impact a major subdivision has and the UDO takes that in consideration. Let’s get together and protect our crown jewels, the mountains and mountain ridges that brought many of us, old-timers and newcomers, here in the first place. - Christel Walter


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St. Luke’s honors volunteers

At a recent recognition lunch, the following volunteers at St. Luke’s Hospital were recognized for their years of service: Five years: Kathy Bartlett, Betty Burdue, John Calure, Ray Dittmar, Bill Gilbert, Linda Martin and Rick Powell; 10 years: Sylvia Bella, Judy Lair, Diane McEntee and Gen Wadell; 15 years: Mary Martlock, Sally Orrill and Harold Taylor; 20 years: Jane Janke and Betty Murray; 25 years: Connie Smith. Pictured (left to right) are Connie Smith, Gen Waddell, Judy Lair, Jane Janke, Mary Martlock, Rick Powell, Sylvia Bella and Ray Dittmar. (photo submitted by Jennifer Wilson)


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Polk sheriff offers tips for safe driving on July 4th

July holiday period a happy and enjoyable one for all. Traditionally during the July 4th holiday, highways experience one of the highest traffic flows of the year. The sheriff reminds all Polk County residents to follow these safety tips: • Always shift your attention every few seconds, constantly scanning the road ahead and behind you. Never blankly stare ahead nor fix your gaze on one point on the road. 2x3.5 an automo2x2.5 • When passing bile, always glance at the ground beside the front wheel of the car tryon little theater/tryon Youth Center intend TDBPROMO you - page 82to pass. You will know Summer Youth Show instantly if the car is about to veer - giving you an extra few seconds to respond. PerformAnce dAtes • You should pull out into the July 19-22 at tryon Fine Arts Center opposite lane of traffic when passing while you are still well behind Box Office Open the car in front. This should give you some time and space to build monday to saturday up speed and will enable you 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. to pull back into your own lane should the need arise. Never cut Call 828-859-2466 for tickets or more information abruptly out of your lane into the

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drivers will see you well before you change course. Drivers should always “aim high” in steering. That is, you should glance frequently at points well ahead of you. Not only will this help your steering, but it will also help you check the position of vehicles in front of you as well as oncoming ones. • Never follow too closely. Remember that, as your speed increases, it takes you substantially longer to stop. Also remember that it’s good to have an extra cushion of space in front of you if you’re being tailgated, on a slippery road or in low visibility conditions. “Lastly, I would remind all motorists to practice the Golden Rule when driving. Be courteous and tolerant of other drivers. Please don’t get angry with bad drivers or reckless ones – just get out of their way,” Sheriff Hill said. “Let’s make this summer a safe one on the roads in Polk County.” - article submitted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office


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Anthonys celebrate 20 years

Charles and Lou Anthony of Landrum celebrated 20 years of marriage on Wednesday, June 26. They are the parents of Holly Gosnell (Travis) of Landrum, Kina Baddorf (Bill) of Mill Spring and Jessy Taylor of Landrum. They have four grandchildren. For their anniversary, they enjoyed a quiet evening at home, though their annual vacation was set to start later in the week. (photo and article submitted by Jessy Taylor)

Results for duplicate bridge games played Monday, June 18 at the Saluda Mountain DBC, located in the Saluda Center, are as follows: First: Marcia Burns and Talley Wannamaker Second: Karen Doddridge and Roger Gause Third/fourth: Bill and Lynn Ulrey tied with Veevee Blackshear and Lesesne Smith Games are played each Monday afternoon at the Saluda Center beginning at 1:30 p.m. There is a brief discussion about bridge beginning at 12:45 p.m. The group is presently discussing doubles. You do not have to belong to the ACBL to play, but the game is limited from zero to 600 masterpoints. A partner is guaranteed. - article submitted by Tollie Ross

Tryon Fine Arts Center has joined the Arts Council of Henderson County, the Transylvania Community Arts Council and the N.C. Arts Council in sponsoring N.C. Arts Council Regional Artists Project Grants (RAPG). The Arts Council of Henderson County is now accepting applications for these grants through Aug. 16. The grants are

intended for artists in Henderson, Polk and Transylvania counties at any phase of their professional development. Grants may cover equipment purchases, professional development training, marketing, etc., occurring between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. A grant writing workshop will be held Thursday, July 26 from 3:30–5 p.m. at the Arts

Council of Henderson County, 401 N. Main St., third floor, in downtown Hendersonville. Applications and instructions will be available at the workshop; it is recommended that all new applicants attend. RSVP by calling the arts council at 828-693-8504, or email acofhc@bellsouth.net. - article submitted by Beth Child

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ery rhymes, action poems and short books. Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers includes books, music and fingerplays. Call 828-457-2218. Polk County Historical Association Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 60 Walker St., Columbus, lower level. Free. Green Creek Community Center, Zumba exercise class, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., in gym. AA open discussion meeting, Happy, Joyous and Free, noon on Thursdays, Columbus United

Methodist Church, 76 N. Peak Street, across from Stearns gym. Rotary Club of Tryon meets every Thursday at noon at Tryon Presbyterian Church on Harmon Field Rd. Tryon farmer’s market, Thursdays, 4 - 6:30 p.m., McCown Street in Tryon. 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.

The Meeting Place Senior Center Thursday activities include ceramics, 9:30 a.m. and bingo or movie, 12:30 p.m. 828894-0001. House of Flags Museum, open Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 33 Gibson Street, Columbus. Landrum Library, Lap Babies, 10 a.m., 20- 25 minute session for young children and caregivers includes music, nurs-

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Sydney Lukert (left), piano, from Winston-Salem, N.C., received a scholarship to Brevard Music Center funded by the John G. Landrum Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund. Students receiving scholarships from Mrs. John G. Landrum Jr. (third from left) were Samuel Shapiro (second from left), double bass, from Bethesda, Md. and Molly Foster, trumpet, from Winston-Salem, N.C. For 76 years, Brevard Music Center has provided young musicians the opportunity to develop their talents. More than 400 students, ages 14 through post-college representing most of our 50 states and several foreign countries, submit to a rigorous schedule of instruction and rehearsal. They collaborate with faculty and guest artists in more than 80 public performances. Such an intense glimpse into the world of the professional musician is – in the words of the students – “life-changing.” (photo submitted by Rita E. Landrum)


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