Austin San Souci was just 2 years old the first time he rode a bike.
“He never had training wheels. He just took off,” said his father, Tyler San Souci. “We sort of supported that all along.”
A $4,400 grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority will help Haywood Waterways Association support community stream cleanups and Haywood County’s Adopt-a-Stream program. Much of the money will go toward purchasing a collection boom to reduce trash in Lake Junaluska.
Outdoor Mission Community, formerly known as Outdoor Mission Camp, has a stockpile of outdoor gear available at its resource center and a robust schedule of community events planned to get people outside over the coming months — and plenty of opportunities for volunteers too.
Hiking guide author Peter Barr will present his new book about North Carolina’s lookout towers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in the picnic pavilion outside the Macon County Public Library in Franklin.
On cold January days, Bob and Janaye Houghton prefer to eat outside.
“If it’s 20 degrees in the sunshine, it’s Miami,” Bob said.