Bright spots among soggy summer

Published 9:06am Friday, July 26, 2013

Saluda Tailgate Market starts at 4:30 p.m. Fridays at the city parking lot off Main Street. Many Saluda businesses are open later on Friday.

Saluda Welcome Table is every Tuesday from 5:30-7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Saluda United Methodist Church. All welcome for dinner; donations accepted.

The N.C. Small Town Main Street “Top of the Grade Concerts” are on second and fourth Fridays through October. Spartanburg band US n GUS plays July 26 from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at McCreery Park; bring a lawn chair.

At the Saluda Center, there’ll be a community potluck and bingo, July 29 at 6 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring your favorite dish to share.

Saluda School’s office will be closed July 29, and open 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday all other days in July. Parents who would like to register new students can call 828-749-5571 to set up a registration appointment.

Mark your calendars for the third annual Cruisin’ for Telemedicine Old Car Show to benefit Saluda Medical Center at The Party Place & Event Center, Aug. 9 starting at 6 p.m. Music, raffle, hotdogs, and old cars!

Happy notes: Carolyn Morgan tells me there’s a new baby at “Bray Moo” farm: an Oreo calf. (Belted Galloway cattle are dark with a white middle ‘belt’). I always look for the donkey in the pasture, and will be running off the road in excitement over the new addition. Watch out.

Art Notes: Mark your calendar for Bill Jameson’s exhibit “Exploring the Blue Ridge” at Skyuka Fine Art in Tryon; the reception will be Aug. 10 from 5-8 p.m. Richard Baker has a reception at T.L. Norris Gallery in Greenville, S.C., Aug. 9 from 5:30-9 p.m.

Garden tip: put used coffee grounds on hydrangeas to promote blue color; I give them to any and all outdoor potted plants … so get my money’s worth out of morning coffee. Bat Man, my little bat friend roosting under the front porch eaves this summer, has been eating like a king. I thank him when I can step out the door and not be carried off by mosquitoes (or gallinippers) after all the monsoons we’ve had!

Happy July birthday to Doris Marion, Debi Thomas, Rheta Foster, Nancy Weinhagen, Tosh Miller, Lisa Obermiller, Kathy Thompson, Bill Jameson, Emily Rose Ford, Jeremy Ford, Mike Cass, Emma Jean McGraw and Nathen Pack.

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