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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:48

Girls got game

out natcornThe Lake Junaluska Girls Junior Golf Association enjoyed a special play day and celebration Saturday, Aug. 9. LJGJGA members and their parents enjoyed a fun family nine-hole play day followed by a cookout at the Lake Junaluska Pro Shop/Clubhouse to honor recipients of the Laura Constance Golf Scholarship.

out frUnder a clear sky and afternoon sun, the winding road through Cherokee and out past Birdtown is a beautiful one. It’s a trek that employees at the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ Office of Environment and Natural Resources have been making a lot over the past several months. 

With the ribbon now cut on a 2,200-square-foot greenhouse and a black-clothed grow yard filled with 33,000 native plants representing 32 species, they’ve finally got something to show for it. 

out carlsonPaul Carlson, director of Land Trust for the Little Tennessee, will close out the six-week Tuckasegee Nature Series with a talk titled Conserving the Natural and Cultural Histories of the Southern Blue Ridge, 6:30 p.m. Aug 28 at the Jackson County Library’s community room.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:45

Paddle tour to explore Lake Logan

out paddlingThe public will get a chance to paddle Lake Logan at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Lake Logan boathouse. A tour of the lake will include information on its history and the varied ecosystems and species contained in the 300-acre preserve. 

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 14:42

WCU students produce walking trail brochure

out wcuStudents in Western Carolina University’s Introduction to Public History course will show off the fruits of their labor during the Big Birthday Bash 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at the A.K. Hinds University Center Lawn, an event celebrating 125 years of history at WCU. The students produced a historic walking trail and map of WCU’s points of interest, bringing meaning to the longtime structures that students pass by every day. 

out beephotoA photography program featuring images by Clay Bolt will give an inside look to the small-scale world of plants and animals, 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Hudson Library in Highlands.