You’ll notice things have been a bit quiet here on the OurWeaverville.com website. But, never fear, we’re still at it — it’s just the most of the activity lately is happening over on the Facebook at www.facebook.com/OurWeaverville. Join us there and be part of the conversation about what’s happening here in our fair town.
Before you head for the lake for the music and fireworks, you can get a little exercise and help some local students go to college. The North Buncombe Kiwanis Club is hosting the 19th Firecracker 5K race to raise money for scholarships. The race starts at 8am at PNC Bank on Weaver Boulevard. All the details at the Kiwanis website.
Lake Louise is your spot for Fourth of July festivities, including fireworks. Here’s the info from the town’s website about this year’s Fire on the Lake Music Festival:
The Town of Weaverville will be hosting the Fire on the Lake Music Festival at Lake Louise. The festivities will begin at 5 PM at the Lake. Remote parking is available at AB Emblem, OTS, and in Downtown Weaverville. A shuttle bus will be provided to transport festival goers from the parking lots to the Lake. Handicapped parking will be available at the Lake.
The Festival will feature peformances by Cripps Puppets, Moses Atwood, Glory on the Floor, and will feature a performance by David Holt and the Lightening Bolts!
The event will conclude with the Town’s fireworks show!
A local Girl Scout has received the highest achievement award the Girl Scouts offers. Here’s the news release from Troop 30026:
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont is honored to present Jessica Danielle Huffman with the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest recognition for achievement in Girl Scouting. Jessica is the daughter of Jeremy and Renee Huffman and is a 2011 graduate of Buncombe County Early College. She currently attends Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. As a member of Troop 30026 sponsored by Weaverville Methodist Church, Miss Huffman began working toward the Girl Scout Gold Award project in November 2010. Her Gold Award project focused on food insecurity in Western North Carolina and she established A Women’s Day at Manna where women are encouraged to participate in volunteer opportunities at Manna Food Bank.
Girls are eligible to earn their Gold award during their Senior and Ambassador years (High School). Girls must work solo, developing a project that shows everything girl scouts has taught them throughout their years. They must provide a minimum of 80 hours of dedication to the project and the completion of two Senior/Ambassador Journeys. It is the highest and most honored award in Girl Scouts.
Sticking with Blue Mountain Pizza news for the moment: time to make your reservation for the special Monday night dinner coming up July 23rd. Matt says this will be the only one before the big holiday dinner in December. Here’s what’s on the menu for the July edition of “The Other Side of the Mountain:”
Chicken Wings Deboned & Stuffed with Shrimp & Pork topped with Hoisin & Peanuts
Heirloom Tomatoes, Succotash & Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette
Pan Seared Snapper over Summer Garden Ratatouille & Local Cherry Gastrique
Smoked Local Rabbit over Wild Mushroom Risotto, Bacon Lardons & Corn Veloute
Chocolate Torte with Pistachio Ice Cream
We’re coming up on the third Thursday of the month, which means you can help a good cause by dining at Blue Mountain Pizza. This month’s Third Thursday Fundraiser beneficiary is the Weaverville Senior Meal Center. Actually, they’ll be the beneficiary all summer–June, July, and August. Blue Mountain will match any contributions made to the donation box next to the cash register, plus donate 10% of each Third Thursday’s revenue.
Well-Bred Bakery is taking reservations for its July Supper Club, which will be Thursday, July 19. On the menu:
Avocado shrimp toast, hot pepper oil, bacon crumble
Smoked whitefish and summer squash casserole, heirloom bean salad, parmesan reggiano
Grilled rib eye, sweet corn potato cake, stilton stuffed squash blossom, heirloom tomato, basil oil
Chocolate peanut butter terrine, raspberry sorbet, mocha frappe, peanut brittle
Cost is $38 per person ($50 with wine). Make your reservation by July 6 by emailing Judy.
Sorry I’ve been MIA for a few weeks. Time to get back at it, with a poorly titled post about a “mailbag.” What does one use to represent the collection of email, comments, Facebook posts, etc., here in the 21st century? I don’t know, but I’m sticking with mailbag, for now.
So, here’s a question from reader Laurie: “Would you know when the new Goodwill is going to open?? Or what else might be coming to the area?? Thanks!!” Of course, I’m a bit late getting to this one, as anyone who’s driven by the property in the past week or so will have seen the big sign on the side of the Goodwill building. It’ll be opening on June 13. Sorry, Laurie, for taking so long to get to your query.
As for the second part of her question, it looks like Dollar Tree is about ready to open. I haven’t seen a definitive opening date, but the store looks, pretty much, ready to go.
Over on the Facebook, Daniel has suggested a few new (well, two new and one that would be returning) businesses that might be on the way. He says he’s heard that Steak ‘n Shake and Walgreen’s are planning locations in Weaverville and that BI-LO may be returning to town. I’ve not been able to confirm either of these, but there’s an empty former Food Lion store that sure would be an easy fit for BI-LO.
Look for a lot of fun and games tomorrow afternoon at Weaverville Primary School. It’s time for the Weaverville PTO’s annual Spring Fling. They’ll have a bounce house, face painting, a dunk tank (maybe an opportunity to send Mrs. Southern or Mr. Wise for a swim??), games, a raffle, food, and more. Hours are 4-8pm, with all proceeds benefiting the students of Weaverville Primary and Weaverville Elementary schools. More details on the Weaverville PTO website.
Better move quickly if you want to take advantage of this month’s Supper Club at Well-Bred Bakery. As of the most recent update on their website, only four seats remain for the May 17th event. To reserve your spot, email Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org. The menu looks scrumdiddlyumptious:
Amuse: Brie and bacon turnover, apricot chutney, frisee
Salad: Lump crab and fennel salad, friend green tomato, lemon oil
Entree: Spinach and mint papardelle, braised lamb castelvetrano olives
Dessert: Chocolate caramel parfait, white chocolate cream, raspberries, butter toffee