Thursday, November 19, 2009

Looking for Something to Do?

There will be a Fiddler's Convention on Saturday, November 21 at 6:30 PM at the Ellenboro Elementary School For more call 704 453-8185

Tree Lighting! Forest City will light up the town on November 26 at 7:00PM. 828 247-4430 For more Forest City Christmas information please visit 2009 Hometown Holiday Events

December 7th at the Foundation! See Handel's Messiah absolutely free. (Seating is first-come-first served) see:
Handel's Messiah and other Foundation Programs.

And on December 12 at 7:30 The Foundation is presenting Riders In the Sky "Christmas The Cowboy Way"

And I'm sure you've been waiting for the Wooly Worm winter forecast. The results are in:
The forecast for the 13 weeks of winter 2009 - 2010 - Week 1 - Flurries- Week 2 - Cold With Flurries- Week 3 - Snow- Week 4 - Flurries- Week 5 - Cold- Week 6 - Cold- Week 7 - Cold- Week 8 - Light Flurries- Week 9 - Below Average Cold- Week 10 - Below Average Cold- Week 11 - Snow- Week 12 - Flurries- Week 13 - Flurries Go to:

Love to dance? You can shag the night away at Lake Lure, every Friday night they LOVE visitors.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Want To Do Something? Check it Out.

There's a lot going on in the area this month. The NC State Fair is going on in Raleigh: How much fun is that? October 15 - 25

October 15 - 18th. Asheville, isn't very far... nice little day trip. The 62nd Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, is being held, and if you don't find something interesting there, woe unto you.

In nearby Shelby the annual Hog Happnin' is a-fixin' to happen.

The Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk will be held October 17 - 18th. I always include the Woolly Worm Forecast in my Christmas Letter, but you can be on hand to enjoy the festival and participate, if you can find a worm in time to enter. I don't know though, some of these worms have been in training for days. Go to:

The Annual Cliffside Historical Society is meeting October 9th, and while you probably won't have time to attend, you can visit this awesome website anytime:

Love to dance? You can shag the night away at Lake Lure, every Friday night they LOVE visitors.

Homeowner's Association Meetings

Several of the Fall Creek Developments are holding owner's association meetings this month. There are some area pictures posted in a Blog slide show, dated April 19th. Scroll to the bottom of the blog and select older posts. Scroll down. All of these pictures were made in the valley.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Golden Valley's Country Store

Stop in and see Jean Schoolcraft at Golden Valley's Country Store next to the recycle station in the heart of Golden Valley. Besides grocery items, Jean stocks fresh produce, local handmade items, and an occasional piece of furniture. 828 245-9976

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Rutherford County Events

How do we find out what's going on? Well one place to look is at This is a county sponsored site where events may be posted for free. You'll find everything from information on the local Farmer's Market to the Blue Ridge Barbecue Festival at Tryon.

Local Daylilly Farm

This daylilly farm is a sight to see and we appreciate Teresa Lederer our Golden Valley Community Club Secretary for bringing it to our attention. From Good Old Boy's Store, drive to Polkville, turn right on Hollis Road. They say you can't miss it. Bur check their schedule online and give them a call before you go. 704 477-9939

Slightly Different Nursery

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Where is the Golden Valley Community Club?

Do you know how to get to the community club? We're right across from Good Old Boys on the corner of Jonestown Road and NC Hwy 226. Here's a map! Google Maps.

Golden Valley Community Club Meeting June 15

The Golden Valley Community Club met on Monday, 6/15, at 7PM at the clubhouse. Our Guest Speakers were from the Sheriff's Department, Officers McClooney and Lieutenant Atkins shared information about the Rutherford County Sheriff''s Department initiative Project Lifesaver.

"Project Lifesaver Protects Wandering Patients, Gives Peace of Mind to Caregivers, Families and Communities. Project Lifesaver is an innovative rapid response program aiding victim's and families suffering from Alzheimer's disease or related disorders such as Downs Syndrome or autism. By forming partnerships with local law enforcement and public safety organizations, Project lifesaver deploys a specially trained team with the most reliable technology available to quickly locate and return wandering adults and children to their families and caregivers.

This depends on technology and requires the patient to wear a transmitting device. About the size of a large man's watch, this transmitter enables law enforcement to hone in on a signal and locate the missing person fairly quickly. The statistics are interesting, "Search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. In over 1000 searches, there have been no reported serious injuries or deaths. Recovery times average 30 minutes."

Donna Petty and Karen McCall considered making a motion to purchase one of the tracking devices to help with the program, however, so many members were on vacation, kindly decided to wait and put it to the membership later.

There being few, if any, officers present, we did not have a Secretary's report, we did not have a Treasurer's report, we did not have a business meeting.

There were 20 people present.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Golden Valley Community Club Meeting May 18

Golden Valley Community Club Meeting May 18
The Golden Valley Community Club met on Monday, 5/18, at 7PM at the clubhouse. We did not have a guest speaker, but were able to discuss future plans We decided to collect canned goods for Thanksgiving and Christmas -- these will be given to whoever needs them. We further discussed selling merchandise to raise money to purchase Christmas Gifts for area children, anticipating that there will be many needs to meet this year.
So -- Bring your cans, fruits and vegetables, pork 'n beans, soup, beef stew... to the community club! No boxed items, please!

Is the Drought Over?

Some folks say the drought is over, well that's not the whole story. Learn more here at WLOS Channel 13 News: All the rain that we have seen...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Golden Valley Community Club Meeting April 20

The Golden Valley Community Club will meet on Monday, 4/20, at 7PM at the clubhouse. Randy Neyer, local stained glass artist and naturalist will be our guest speaker. Please make plans to attend and bring a covered dish. And bring a friend.

As an aside, Doug Elliott will be performing at ICC on April 24th at 7PM at the Library Auditorium. The event, is free sponsored by the college’s Cultural Events Committee and open to the public at Isothermal Community College. Elliott is calling his performance “Woodslore and Wildwoods Wisdom: Stories, Songs and Lore Celebrating the Natural World.” for more see: .

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Meeting March 16th

The Golden Valley Community Club will meet on Monday, 3/16, at 7PM at the clubhouse. Susan Robinson from the Environmental Health Department will be our guest speaker. Please make plans to attend and bring a covered dish. We'll be making final plans for the fish fry we're putting on to raise $ to replace the clubhouse windows.
The fish fry has been scheduled, for March 28th from 4-8PM.
Volunteers? We need you.
Donations? Thank you.
Bring a friend.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Meeting! February 16th

The Golden Valley Community Club will meet on Monday 2/16/2009 at 7PM at the club house. We'll have dinner and the nominating committee will present a slate of officers for next year. Please, make plans to attend and bring a covered dish. The first time you come please come as our guest, when you come back come as a member! A second visit - and you're in. Join us, won't you?

Friday, January 16, 2009

Meeting January 19th

The Golden Valley Community Club meets on the third Monday of the month except for the month of December, and will meet on Monday, January 19th. Chris Lovelace from the Forest City Police Department will be our Guest Speaker.

Please, enjoy the Golden Valley website. Picture and story submissions received and published courtesy of the Golden Valley Community.