Whats happening in Saluda these days 

Published 11:19 pm Thursday, March 21, 2019

Saluda News & Notations  

“Look at the cherry blossoms! 
Their color and scent fall with them, 
Are gone forever, Yet mindless 
The spring comes again.” 


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Cherry blossoms, pink magnolias and yellow branches dance against blue: spring has sprung this week; for winter-weary spirits, a lift is in order. Happy Spring!  

Bring forth the lawn mower, the tiller, the pruners. Peacefully, I mosey through the backyard on a mossy-green ribbon path winding through rustling beech leaves, raking a few up for the compost heap: the breeze chilly, but sun warm on the skin.  

Pikachu Cat poses gracefully on an oak stump, but silly River Dog just sticks his soft round snout through wood railing, watching from his high perch, surveying all he can take in with that one eye of his. I know he’s guarding his yard workers!  

The resident bluebirds stay busy—luckily, Pikachu’s more interested in moles and voles that bedevil my yard, ignoring the blue-coat tenants. I’ve thanked her for a mouse-free winter in the house. After puttering, I offer River his choice of afternoon treats: a whole dessert tray of offerings for His Majesty’s selection. (thank you, Carol!)  

A gift bag stuffed full of dog goodies had appeared by magic at the front door earlier. A dog could not have better friends—talk about having a fan club, that dog sure does!  


For information on Saluda Living in Place (SLIP) programs and upcoming events, contact SLIP’s office at (828) 490-1040.  


Sing! With the Saluda Community Singers on Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Saluda Presbyterian Church.  


There’ll be a community potluck and bingo night at Saluda Center, March 25, 6:00 p.m. Bring a favorite dish to share!  


Learn more about Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT) by visiting saludaclt.org or calling 828-749-1560. SCLT’s 12th Annual Meeting is May 1, 6:00 p.m. at Saluda Center. For  information on joining “Walks in the Woods”, contact Chuck Hearon at (828) 817-0364 or chearon@skyrunner.net; the next walk is April 7 to Moonshine Creek, a strenuous hike down to the Pacolet River. Meet and carpool from Saluda Library’s parking lot at 2:00 p.m.    


Saluda’s Historic Depot is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 to 5:00, Sunday 12:00 to 4:00Donations can be made by mailing to Saluda Historic Depot, P.O. Box 990, Saluda, NC 28773 or SaludaHistoricDepot.com. 


A BBQ fundraiser will be held for Mason Mintz, son of Preston and Valerie Mintz, at Saluda Fire Department on March 30, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  


You can still get your pet’s/favorite person’s or your name engraved on a brick paver for Pace Park! Pavers for Pace Park is a community fund-raiser to support the completion of installing public restrooms for a “pocket park” on Main Street. Applications/payment can be left at City Hall or mailed to City of Saluda, 6 Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773. For information, contact Catherine Ross at 828-749-3534 or carnc@charter.net. 


Happy March Birthday to: Faye Chandler, Genell Jespersen, Valerie Mintz, Sheldon Mintz, Curtis Pace, Anita Odgen Moore, Charles Weinhagen, Kevin Kerr, Dorrie McKinley, Catherine Ross, Monica Pace, Ken Justus, Elizabeth Justus, Arlene Klippel, Rachel Bradley, Chris Bradley, Martha Stoney Anderson, Dawn Ward, Peggy Wolf, Dori Ray, Martin Anderson, Lucy Holman, Craig Bass, Laura Bass, Patty Martin, Dana Browning, Tangie Morgan, Melanie Keener, Erica Shanks, and John Dean. Add your birthday for the list!  


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