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Cooks of all things chocolate will square off at the “Sixth Annual Chocolate Cook-Off” from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23, in Bryson City to raise money for the Swain County library.
Both amateurs and professionals are invited to enter to win cash prizes. Entries due Feb. 19. Applications available at the Marianna Black Library, the Friends Used Bookstore or online.
www.fontanalib.org/brysoncity or 828.488.0580.
During a recent discussion in the AP Literature class I teach, I mentioned that the actor Alan Rickman had died the previous day. The young lady seated directly in front of me said, “You’re kidding.”
It’s a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Suicide. The one societal topic that makes everyone squirm, conjuring traumatic memories as we think back on those familiar faces no longer with us, but dearly missed.