Enjoying Our Mountain Humor It helps to have some humor along the way, especially in these days of Covid-19. The four humorous stories that follow actually happened sometime in the distant past. A prim and proper woman in Mitchell County went to the country store at Red Hill to buy a pair of shoes. In [...]
A Time of Trouble Came Suddenly At this time our minds are being filled with news about the COVID-19 Pandemic, how people are being affected, and when it will end. The present one brings to mind the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic that began raging worldwide and caused more than 600,000 deaths in the United States, [...]
A partir del 11 de enero, el sistema de bibliotecas regionales de los condados Avery-Mitchell-Yancey cambiará el horario de atención. Se cambiarán las horas de atención para que el personal de la biblioteca pueda desinfectar de manera eficiente antes y después del uso de cada usuario, y para permitir que el personal tenga suficiente tiempo [...]
Beginning January 11, we are changing our hours of operation. Hours will be changed so staff can sanitize efficiently before/after patron use and to allow staff sufficient time to train and complete inventory tasks & training related to our Cardinal transition. With these changes, daily hours of operation will be extended to accommodate patrons who [...]
Remembering Old Christmas When the change was made from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian one in 1752, eleven days were dropped. December 25th became the date to celebrate Christmas instead of January 6th, which came to be known as Old Christmas. It notes the date that the Three Wise Men arrived at the manger [...]
Join us on Zoom for our third annual Intention Mapping Workshop with Jennifer Dorfield on Saturday, January 9 from 2-5 p.m. Come create a collage that represents your aspirations for the New Year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-682-2600 by noon that Friday to register for the event. Registration is free and limited to 20 participants.
The Temptations of Dried Apples, Apple Pies, and Just Plain Apples Grandmother Ann lived over the ridge from Rocky Hollow. Like the other women in the neighborhood, she dried sweet sliced apples in summer. She used white cloth sacks to hang them in an unfinished upstairs room to keep for winter. By doing that, the [...]
Fall Brings Thoughts About Apples Apples date back to ancient times as a valued source of food. When settlers came to America from Europe, they brought seedling apple trees and seeds. They were wise in doing that, because the land had only crabapple trees. Widespread planting of trees and seeds helped keep people from starving. [...]