2017 Blowing Rock Leadership
to our 2017 Blowing Rock Leadership Challenge participants!
Tauche, Rhonda Presnell, Bailey Kinsman, Emily Brinker, Sharon
Crisman, Margie Hilton, Loni Miller, Kelly Cox, Tony Anthony,
Jonathan Smith, Chris Wetmore, Faisuly Scheurer, and Andrew
Joseph will soon begin an eight-week program to help them
become even more active as leaders in the Blowing Rock community.
We look forward to working with you!
Public Policy Event Recap
February 27th, the Chamber sponsored a Public Policy Event:
Political Redistricting for Fair Elections. This program
looked at the way North Carolina could find an alternative to our
current redistricting process. Speakers were NC House
Representative Jonathan Jordan and Judge Ed Gregory. They urged
voters to reach out to their senators with feedback on the
Blowing Rock Named One of Piedmont
Parent's 15 Must Visit Small Towns in North Carolina
Carolina is home to many quaint towns rich in history and natural
beauty that provide an opportunity for relaxation and family
togetherness, without the noise and traffic of larger cities. If
you love the small-town vibe, pack a suitcase to discover the
irresistible charm of these road-trip worthy destinations."
Blowing Rock is near the top of their list of 15 towns! The article
also notes some of Blowing Rock's local attractions and events.
historic buildings are very different from the average décor
enthusiast. As a general contractor, VPC Builders loves the
opportunity to take a local historic building and – with the
help of dedicated clients and a good designer – give it new life.
Appalachian Theatre | VPC Builders has been hard at work renovating
Boone’s only historic theatre, The Appalachian Theatre, that
was once a bustling place for films beginning in the early
'40s. The theatre's Board of Trustees is composed of a group
of community leaders, stakeholders, and volunteers who
are dedicated to bringing back this cultural icon of the High
Country. VPC Builders has just completed the renovation of
the existing exterior facade, while continuing interior
demolition and structural work . The new facade is a replication of
the original Appalachian Theatre built in 1938. For more
information on this historic restoration or to donate to the cause,
check out the Appalachian Theatre's website here.
General Store Annex | That’s not all VPC Builders has been up to.
They recently began renovating the Mast General Store Annex in
Valle Crucis. The Mast General Store Annex was added in
September of 1982 as the store continued to grow. Part of the stock
from the original store was moved to the Annex, which struck
the growth of the fashion department. VPC Builders renovation
to this historic icon will include an addition that will provide
space for two offices and a staff break room, and two additional
restrooms for clientele. Existing storage space will be
converted into retail space along with the conversion of
office space into a new employee restroom and a receiving dock. VPC
Builders plans to maintain the original heritage of the
Annex. Stay tuned as VPC Builders continues to renovate these
two historical icons in the High Country.
ROCK SOLID, a series highlighting our members who
have been in business in the Blowing Rock area for 20+ years.
The Children's Council of Watauga
Director: Crystal Kelly
& Outreach Coordinator: Mary Scott
1977; 2017 marks our 40th Anniversary!
Children's Council is a local nonprofit that works to build a
strong foundation for children's learning and development by
strengthening families, the early childhood system, and the wider
community. At the Children's Council we believe that every
child deserves the opportunity to develop to his or her fullest
potential in a community that supports, nurtures, and empowers
children and families. Our organization has grown from a
small, grassroots effort over the years to offer support and
services to childcare centers and to all families of young
children. They have 6 full-time staff and 6 part-time staff who
work to offer over 20 programs and services to the community such
as quality support and salary supplementation for early childhood
teachers; home visiting programs; parenting support and classes;
GED program; diaper bank; Imagination Library and so much
calendars for The Children's Council signature event: Party with a
Purpose on Sunday, June 25th at the Green Park Inn (tickets on sale
in April). Other upcoming events include: The Week of the Young
Child and Breakfast of Champions.
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts (TCVA) at Appalachian State
University has announced their Spring Lecture Series. The talks are
free, held at 6 pm in the Lecture Hall of the TCVA and led by
visiting or exhibiting artists, scholars and practitioners and
provide deeper insight into creative practice, context for current
exhibitions, or contemporary issues shaping the world in which art
is created, experienced and interpreted.
release for more information and dates.
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