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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Artisans, crafters, food and beverage vendors are invited to submit applications for the Greening Up the Mountains Festival happening in Sylva from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

The Western Carolina Community Chorus will resume rehearsals for Spring from 3-5 p.m. Sunday in Room 357 of the Coulter building on the Western Carolina University campus.

At noon on Friday, Jan. 27, the Cherokee One Feather will select seven contestants at Qualla Java in Cherokee to participate in an in-person taste competition to determine the person who may best identify which coffee is decaffeinated and which is regular. The taste test date will be at noon…

Mountain Projects recently recognized Darryn and Mandie Knight and the Mission Team of Tuckasegee Wesleyan Church for their active volunteerism and dedication to the community. The church’s work focuses primarily on constructing access ramps for homeowners with limited mobility.

Wednesday, January 04, 2023
Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Thirteen senior athletes traveled from Western North Carolina to compete in the North Carolina Senior Games and Silver Arts State finals held in the Raleigh area between Sept. 1 and Nov. 13.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Caedmon Akers, the son of Crystal and Chris Akers of Sylva, recently won the title of Mr. Dance of North Carolina at the Dance Masters of America Scholarship competition held in Greensboro.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a Holiday Homecoming at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center and Mountain Farm Museum from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday. Visitors of all ages can celebrate winter holiday traditions from multiple cultural groups who call Southern Appalachia home.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Dogwood Crafters will present an exploring watercolor class featuring Susan Lingg from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. The class costs $40 and registration closes Friday, Dec. 2. Lingg says she will share the thrill of water color painting in this class designed for beginner to intermediate skill…

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian will join tribal museums and cultural centers across Indian Country on Saturday in the first Tribal Museums Day, organized by the Association on American Indian Affairs.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

After sold out performances of this fall’s “Calliope Shorts: Campfire Stories,” Sylva’s Calliope Stage announces its holiday production of “The Greatest Christmas Story Ever Told by Two People, or ... A Christmas Carol?”

More than 4,500 locations will open to collect Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for the Samaritan’s Purse project. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, Nov. 14-21.

Ginger Rutland of Waynesville (Gingerbreadland.com) will be the featured artist when the Hard Candy Christmas Arts & Crafts Show opens for its 35th season at the Ramsey Center at Western Carolina University.

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Sylva resident Louise Morgan Runyon will appear at City Lights Bookstore at 4 p.m. Saturday for an in-person launch of her fifth book of poems, “Where Is Our Prague Spring?”

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

On Monday-Thursday, Nov. 7-10, the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Commerce Department, N.C. Cooperative Extension Cherokee office and EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems are hosting the Street Food Institute for the inaugural Food Truck Boot Camp in Cherokee for anyone interested in learning how …

Poets Lee Stockdale and Andrew Clark will visit City Lights Bookstore at 3 p.m. Saturday,to mostly discuss “Gorilla,” a collection of poetry about Stockdale’s journey as a suicide survivor.

The Wesley Foundation at Cullowhee United Methodist Church will host its 12th haunted house from 7-11 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29. Tickets are $10. The Wesley Foundation Haunted House started in 2008 and has grown into a major annual event that takes months of preparation and planning for Wesley Fou…

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

At 1 p.m. Sunday, City Lights Bookstore hosts a poetry reading with Loss Pequeno Glazier. He will present his book, “Transparent Mountain:Ecopoetry from the Great Smokies.”

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Wednesday, October 05, 2022

City Lights Bookstore will host a trio of North Carolina poets at 3 p.m. Saturday. Pat Riviere-Seel, Paul Jones and Ben Cutler will all share their respective works.

At 1 p.m. Tuesday, the Jackson County Public Library hosts Jenna Kranz from Uncomplicated Kitchen. Butternut squash is bountiful in the fall and hash is a great dish to use up leftovers.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Western Carolina professor Erin Adams will be at the Jackson County Public Library in the Community Room on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. to talk about her journey to become a tiny house owner. Adams will discuss with attendees her decision-making process, her idea to design her own home, and …

Ronald Evans will present his historical novel “The Odyssey of Robert Peake” at 3 p.m. Saturday at City Lights Bookstore. Evans explores the story of an English indentured servant, Robert Peake, who set sail for the Virginia colony in 1623. “The Odyssey of Robert Peake” is a novelization abo…

Big Willie’s Sauces won first place in Verde hot sauce with their serrano sauce at the N.C. Hot Sauce Contest and festival in Oxford. Last year Big Willie’s ketchup based barbecue sauce placed third.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Former Western Carolina University anthropology professor Robert Gurevich will visit City Lights Bookstore at 5 p.m. Friday to present his novel “The Razor’s Edge: Embezzlement, Corruption, and Development in Ethiopia.”

William Ritter, a singer-songwriter and keeper of Appalachian history, will be releasing his debut solo album Mentor on Sept. 23.

Charles Stallings will visit City Lights Bookstore at 3 p.m. Saturday to greet folks and sign his book, “A Path From Tobacco Road.” Stallings served as principal of Camp Laboratory School in Cullowhee, and later owned and operated the Speedwell General Store. To reserve copies of “A Path Fro…