The Table Restaurant at the Inn at
Crestwood is reopening on Valentines after being closed for the past month
for renovations, revamping and re-staffing for the upcoming spring season.
On Sunday night the restaurant had a “soft opening” for friends and guests
to showcase their new menu.
Exhibition "Creative Democracy: The
Legacy of Black Mountain College."
Now - June 2nd
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at
Appalachian State University
This exhibition, on display in the Main
Gallery, features the artwork of many of the artists who attended and
taught at Black Mountain College during its colorful 24-year history. Some
of those artists are still working. The exhibition looks at the legacy of
the Black Mountain College artists, what the Black Mountain experience
meant to them, their influences on one another and their continuing place
in the art world. Read More
Wednesday - Saturday, February 21st - 24th
at 7 pm
Sunday, February 25th at 2 pm
Lisa Kron is now best known for writing
the book of the Tony Award winning musical, Fun Home, based on the
autobiographical graphic novel by Alison Bechtel. In Well, Kron uses
her own life experience to address what it means to be healthy in medical,
personal and social terms.
Scholars & Scones: Democracy &
Education: Black Mountain Collage and How We Think
Thursday, February 22nd at 11 am
Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
This talk explores the role of pragmatism
in shaping of the philosophy of education at Black Mountain College. Far
more than a school where the arts simply took center place in learning,
this primacy of the arts in Black Mountain College emerged from what was
already a long history of philosophical exploration in America that focused
on the relationship of experience to knowledge and ideas of truth.
Basil's will donate 15% of all food & drink
sold between 10:30 am - 11 pm to low cost spay/neuter services funded by
SNIPS of Watauga County Humane Society. Arts, crafts & jewelry will be
on sale from 11:30 am - 8:30 pm.
The popular antique-hunting television
show "American Pickers" is seeking private collections that could
be featured on the program. The
hosts are looking for people in our area with unique antique
collections and interesting stories behind them. They are looking for large unique
collections, interesting multi-generational family properties, or anywhere
the guys can spend the better part of a day picking good stuff. Sorry, no
retail shops or single items.
People who have one of a kind items to sell
should reach out ASAP by calling 1-855-OLD-RUST (653-7878), or email AmericanPickers@cineflix.com.
Mike and Frank only pick private
collections so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions,
businesses or anything open to the public.
Due to heavy rains last weekend, a
rockslide has occurred on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Deep Gap. The road is
closed to both lanes of traffic until rocks and debris can be removed. The
closure is between the Old 421 and the Highway 421 access on the Parkway,
so this does not affect Parkway traffic in the immediate area surrounding
Blowing Rock , but may affect some commutes.
The closure starting next month will
impact local commutes and travel to local attractions. The National Park
Service announces the closure of the Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge
Parkway for surface repaving and bridge maintenance from March 1, 2018
through May 24, 2018. These projects require a full closure of the Parkway,
including closure of the trail below the bridge; with the reopening
coinciding with Memorial Day weekend. The closure will extend from Holloway
Mountain Road to Hwy 221 on the other side of the Viaduct. In the
meantime, Highway 221 between Blowing Rock and Grandfather Mountain will be
the best detour.
Chamber Events, Information & Meetings
Ribbon Cutting: Thursday, February 22nd at 3:30 pm,
reFresh Your Space, Boone
Executive Board Meeting: Tuesday, February 27th at 8 am
Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, March 7th at 8 am
Business After Hours: Tuesday, March 20th at 5:30 pm, hosted by
Premier Sotheby's International Realty, Blowing Rock, event will be held at
All meetings are held at the Chamber
Boardroom unless otherwise noted.