Holy Cross

Episcopal Church

Welcomes You!

Sundays:

8:30am Holy Eucharist

a quiet service,  

9:30am Adult

Christian Education,

11am Holy Eucharist

with music and choir.

Click here for

directions.

(828) 963-4609 

Explore Caldwell

 Caldwell County &

Lenoir, NC

 

A place to stop, catch your breath,

and enjoy all that nature and the

people it has inspired for 

generations have to offer.

 

Plan your visit today!

Visit explorecaldwell.com

 

Pathways Counseling

& Wellness

Welcomes 

Christy Miller, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 

seeing children, adolescents,

adults and families  

Call 828-898-4145 for an

appointment 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sky Valley Zip Tours

Your Canopy Adventure Awaits

 

5 min. from Boone/Blowing Rock

 

 10 zip lines, a swinging bridge,

a cliff jump, and countless views

 

Click ad for reservations!

855-475-9947

 

Can you find the

chicken hatch?

 

• How about the safe that

was once stolen from the

store? • Where is the "old-

fashioned theft deterrent?"

 • How did the shopkeeper

get items off the top shelf?

 

The answers to these

questions and some old-

timey bargains can be

found with a visit to the

Original Mast Store and

Mast Store Annex

in Valle Crucis. Come out & have a little fun with history


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Think Spring.............
by Brenda

Latest Update: February 18, 2016


Indoors....the best place for winter blooms.

I know you are wondering what is going to bloom first in Spring 2016....and when is it going to bloom. Here's what Justice and Bell tell us:

FEBRUARY

Dandelion (Taraxacum offincinale) (into November)

Skunk Cabbage (SympJocarpus foetidas) (into March)

Now, where do we find these plants blooming? I don't think we even need to talk about dandelions....They are going to find us! Skunk Cabbage is a different story. There is a bog behind Earth Fare in Boone.....you will find them blooming there. I have two friends who have them blooming around their ponds and I'm sworn to secrecy on those. And then there is the Blue Ridge Parkway. Check your wildflower books for the Parkway location(s)....I do not know the exact location. Have fun. We'll get into the next set of plants a little later.


More winter beauty...Cardinals.


A beautiful Tufted Titmouse.


Another interesting winter winger...Pine Siskin.