Exacting revenge on itchy garden pest

Published 9:14 am Friday, June 21, 2013

Some of us, and I’m not calling any names, need that instant gratification of the conquering mow-over, the final victory: rather than stopping, pulling garden gloves on, hunting weed killer. Nope, we just have to ask for trouble. We just have to get instant revenge. To my great relief, I did not start itching after doing such a foolhardy deed in the heat of battle. To be honest, it felt good to be the winner: even for that brief moment.

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, so you can stop by after tailgate marketing for shopping, dining and music.

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

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Take a hike! Enjoy “Walks in the Woods” with SCLT on the first and third Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. Meet at Saluda Library’s parking lot for carpooling. SCLT’s phone is 828-749-1560, website: saludaclt.org.

The Women’s Club of Saluda will host ‘Swinging at the Saluda Canteen’, a fundraiser on June 22 at Saluda Center from 5:30-9 p.m. You’ll enjoy an evening at a 1940s USO canteen with dinner, music and dancing. This will help raise funds for college scholarships for Saluda youth; contact Anita at 828-749-9781 for information.

The N.C. Small Town Main Street promotions team kick off “Top of the Grade Concerts” this summer to carry out the vision of Saluda becoming a four-season destination for both local residents and visitors. The “Top of the Grade Concerts” will be on second and fourth Fridays, June through October. Performances are 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at McCreery Park at the old skateboard park area. Bring your own chair or lawn blanket; food will be available. No charge, but donations gratefully accepted.

June 25, the Red Cross will hold a Saluda Community blood drive at Saluda Fire Department from 2-6 p.m.

There’ll be a town-wide Saluda Yard Sale on Saturday, June 29 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Signs will direct bargain and treasure hunters; if you want to join in, call 828-749-3789.

Art Notes: The “Perceptions” art exhibit featuring myself and Nathan Galloway continues until June 28 in Spartanburg, S.C. at the Chapman Cultural Center’s Guild Gallery.

Happy June birthday to Nancy Barnett, Verne Dawson, Peggy Ellwood, Anna Jackson, Charlie Jackson, Amy Violet Ford, Terry Arrington and Jeremy Edwards.

Thank you, dear readers for reading this column! Keep in mind if you have something of note; feel free to contact me at bbardos@gmail.com; or 749-1153. You may also visit my website at bonniebardos.com