Thursday, July 12, 2018

Weekly Village Update 7.12.18

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Chamber Events & News

Art in the Park
July 14th, 10 am - 5 pm
Join us on Park Avenue, Downtown Blowing Rock, rain or shine! Some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople showcase their handcrafted jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, photography, and much more! Free trolley from Food Lion and Tanger Outlets!

Concert in the Park
July 15th, 4 - 6 pm
Family friendly and casual! Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Memorial Park, Downtown Blowing rock and enjoy jazz and swing music by Swing Set!

Small Business Summer School Webinar
July 25th at Noon
The experts at Constant Contact, Google, LinkedIn and Vistaprint will share their marketing advice for a successful end of the year! Register for the LiveStream today!

Symphony by the Lake is Just TWO WEEKS Away! Do You Have Tickets?
Experience a moving performance by the Symphony of the Mountains on July 27th at Chetola Resort. Take your seat under the evening sky by Chetola Lake. Tickets are available now online or at the Chamber; you'll pay $10 more if you wait!

General Admission: $40 advance / $50 day of show
Audiophile Section: $95 / $105 with parking pass

Billy Chick, Edward Jones Financial Advisor
Don't Let Your Investments Go on "Vacation"
Summer is here - and so is vacation season. To keep your investments working consistently and efficiently for you, consider these suggestions...

AppalCART Shuttle Now in Blowing Rock
On Friday, July 6th, a group gathered at the Main Street entrance to Memorial Park in Downtown Blowing Rock for a ribbon cutting celebration for the new AppalCART Blowing Rock shuttle service. 

Mountain Laurel Floristry
Weddings and living arrangements with attention to all the lovely details. Mountain Laurel Floristry is located at 1116-1 Main Street, Blowing Rock!

Join us July 19th as we celebrate the Grand Opening of Mountain Laurel Floristry with a Ribbon Cutting at 4 pm.

Member Events & News

Highland Games
July 12th - 15th
Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes, delicate dancers, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting at Grandfather Mountain make this colorful celebration of Scottish culture one of the most highly acclaimed games in the country. Admission charged.

My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra
Opens July 13th at Lees-McRae
Ol' Blue Eyes will never be forgotten because Frank Sinatra knew how to effortlessly present a song with intention and style. Beautiful musical arrangements performed by outstanding singers take us on a journey into an era we never want to forget. Suitable for all ages; enjoyed best by adults.

Image credit (above): Kevin Beck. A Hint of Autumn. 2016. Oil on Canvas.
2018 Blowing Rock Plein Air Festival
July 13th & 14th
Registered artists must check in at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) to have their canvas or paper stamped prior to beginning work. The festival will conclude on the evening of July 14th with an exhibition and sale of the art created over the two days of painting. Hands-on plein air workshops will also be held at BRAHM in the week preceding the festival.

Ashe County Farm Tour
July 14th, Noon - 7 pm
Join Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture on a guided bus tour that will allow an engaging story to unfold about our local High Country food system and the passion and diligence that drives our local farmers.

Moses Cone Memorial Park Rehabilitation Update
July 24th, 5 - 7 pm
Join the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation for a wine and cheese reception at the American Legion, Downtown Blowing Rock. Update remarks and Q&A begin at 5:45 pm.

Community Events & News

NC Blackberry Festival
July 12th - 14th
Grab your fork, put on your “eating pants” and get ready for the North Carolina Blackberry Festival in Lenoir. Featuring the world's largest blackberry cobbler, The Blackberry Parade complete with the NC Panthers PurrCussion Drumline, blackberry eating contests, live music, vendors, food trucks, Bites, Brews and Blues, and more.

Short-Term Rentals
As reported in the Town of Blowing Rock's July Newsletter, the Blowing Rock Town Council passed an ordinance that establishes a short-term rental permitting process for those areas of town where short-term rentals are allowed.

Chamber Information and Meetings

Blowing Rock Farmers Market: Thursdays, 4-6 pm, Park Avenue
Movies in the Park: Thursdays at dusk, Memorial Park
Art in the Park: Saturday, July 14th, 10 am-5 pm, Park Avenue
Sunday Concert in the Park: Sunday, July 15th, 4-6 pm, Memorial Park
Monday Concert in the Park: Mondays at 7 pm, Broyhill Park
Ribbon Cutting: Thursday, July 19th at 4 pm, Mountain Laurel Floristry
Executive Board: Tuesday, July 24th at 8 am
Symphony by the Lake: Friday, July 27th at 7:30 pm (gates open at 5:30 pm), Chetola Resort
Board of Directors: Wednesday, August 1st at 8 am

All meetings are held in the Chamber Boardroom unless otherwise noted.

Chamber Partners

Important Contacts

NC DOT Project Hotline
Caprice Cheek
NC DOT Assistant Residential Engineer
Doug Eller
NC Governor
Roy Cooper

US Senator
Tom Tillis
US Senator
Richard Burr
NC Senator
Deanna Ballard

US House Representative
Virginia Foxx
NC House Representative
Jonathan C. Jordan
US President
Donald J. Trump

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