Sunchokes, firewood, banjo, etc. (2024)

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EVENTS
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Mitchell Giving Gardens
info@mitchellgivinggardens.com

We have cancelled our Tea in the Garden event on May 18th. Instead we will host a complimentary teahouse at the 3rd Thursday event on June 20th.

-Volunteer hours: Thursdays 1:30 - 3:00 and Sundays 4:00 - 5:00 pm.
-May 16th - MGG Crop Swap - 5:00 - 8:00 pm, We will be at the inaugural 3rd Thursday in downtown Spruce Pine. Bring your extra starts, seeds, or produce to trade. We have lots of seeds and some starts to give away.
-June 20th - Teahouse - 5:00 - 8:00 at 3rd Thursday in downtown Spruce Pine.
-June 28th - Harvest table fresh food giveaway at Riverside Park.
-September 21st - Septemberfest Fall Fundraiser - Mark your calendars and save the date for our 3rd annual fall fundraiser.

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Elizabeth Gould
gould.j.elizabeth@gmail.com

Moving Sale on Saturday, May 18 from 8am - 3pm. We will have loads of things for cheap ranging from kitchen items, women's and men's clothing, kids toys and books, furniture, lamps, garden tools and supplies, old windows, floating tubes, tools, and more! 525 Duck Branch Rd, Bakersville, NC 28705

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Phillip Mitchell
675-5096

Dementia Support Group
This month we will meet the 3rd Sunday, May 19th at 3 pm. We are an informal group of folks providing care to a loved one and helping to support each other in our journey. All are welcome. We meet at the home of Philip and Beca Mitchell - 235 Rhododendron Park Rd. Call for directions.

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Jimmie Bowen
jbowen6116@gmail.com
252-450-5224

Join High Peaks for a fun, 5-mile out-and-back from Sam's Gap to Street Gap on the Appalachian Trail on Saturday, May 18. Assemble at the Rose’s Shopping Center parking lot in Burnsville at 8:30 a.m. and we'll take a Yancey Transportation van, $5 per rider. Please contact Jimmie to reserve a seat or for more info.

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Lori Jacobsen and Asil Kabariti
Mindfulhoopdanceyoga@gmail.com

Please join us on Saturday, May 25th from 4-6 pm at 621 micaville loop suite 1000 for a dinner (donation per plate) and silent auction for Al-kabariti family.

My friend Asil asked me to help her and her family raise funds for their hopeful evacuation from Gaza. “Currently, the situation in Gaza is dire,” she says, “with no electricity, clean water, sufficient food supplies or shelter. The urgency of raising funds is critical for my family's survival.” Join us in making a difference in the lives of the Al-Kabariti family.

***We are seeking donations of services, art or other goods for the auction. In person and online offerings are appreciated.***

Feel free to ask questions or request more information.

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STUFF
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Meg Guzulescu
meg@arthurmorganschool.org
860-778-7783

Seeking a mountain bike that’d fit a person who’s 5’3” to bring on our school’s 8 day biking trip in West Virginia! Ideally in working condition. Stuff gets bumped around in our bike trailer so it’s possible it’d be damaged on the road, but I’d do my best to shield it from harm!

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Claudia Chaves
chaclaud@gmail.com
541-621-8948

just moved from Oregon and had to leave most belongings behind. ISO a sizeable desk and very ergonomic office chair. I also need a good spade and trowel. If you have useful gardening tools or household items laying around please ask me since I may need them too. Thanks you.

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Lisa Kolk
passiflorus@gmail.com

Things for sale:
-Ceramic Himalayan Salt Inhaler (The Original) Never used, still in box. Salt Air Therapy, for asthma, lung ailments $20
-Coconut shell Kalimba $40
-Like new down jacket XS (Athleta) reversible mineral brown/cream colors with a hood $30
-Brown leather ankle boots (Dansko) $20
-New Car Seat Covers: 2 front seats and back seat for SUVs and most vehicles (CarPass) $20

Ask for photos and I can send you them, open to offers.

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Deborah Louis
deb@northmountains.org

I have a traditional bright blue burqa (Google it if you don't know what they are). I used to make students in my Contemporary Terrorism and my Gender Perspectives on Contemporary Terrorism classes walk across the room wearing it. (I'm all about experiential learning!). I have no need for it any more, so if anyone out there has a use for it I'm happy to pass it along.

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Jennifer Dorfield
jkdorfield@gmail.com

Offering: 120 cap EFA fish oil, Pure Encapsulations, $52 asking $30, will drop off if close by

Seeking: portable doorway pull-up bar that I may pay you for. Like this one on Amazon.

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Katey Schultz
katey13@hotmail.com or text 828-688-3109

FOR SALE
-Excellent condition wingback modern brown chair for $20
-Straight back wooden chairs with deep teal cushions, two for $20 total

Email or text for pictures.

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Lauren Zitney
828-284-8344

I’m selling a kiln! I bought it a little over a year ago , but unfortunately I never had a hefty enough outlet to plug it in. The person I bought it from said it worked, but since I haven’t been able to plug it in, I can’t confirm. More details (like dimensions) are in the Craigslist posting. $500 or best offer.

You’ll need to come pick it up on Rock Creek Road, though my fiancé and I can help you load it. Feel free to reach out through Craigslist or text. Thanks!

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John Janeski
brownscreekherbs@gmail.com
828-208-1701

I'm in need of peach leaf to make tincture. I'd be happy to trade any of the herbal products I make for ten to twenty ounces of freshly harvested leaf (a full Ingles bag or two). We could meet at my YCFM table Saturday morning or your location.

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Robin Boston
843-709-8153
robin.boston1959@gmail.com

Free 2-bedroom single wide trailer—needs some TLC and cleaning. If you know someone who can move it and you have a place to put it—call, text or email.

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Wylie Fox
Call or text 828-208-7100

Firewood for sale: all mixed hardwood oak, hickory, ash and hard maple ready for delivery full size Chevrolet long wheel base load is $180.

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Robin Dreyer
robindreyer@gmail.com

Free for the taking: 7 cedar logs, 3-4-1/2 feet long, 6-12 inches diameter. Could be split to use for posts, garden beds, steps, or other projects.

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Seany Alsup
earthworksbvl@gmail.com

Seeking Locally Produced Goat and/or Cow Milk (or cheese) from animals fed non commercial feed. Willing to pay $7-8 a gallon (10-15 gallons needed) and/or 9-10 per # of cheese. Needed for the 5/31 public wood fired pizza dinner @ the CCC pavilion. (5-7pm/15.cash+salad).

Please only reply if you are interested in selling your milk and/or cheese or know someone who is actively selling locally (IE Madison / Yancey).

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Meredith Klein
828-284-3320
lichenschool@gmail.com

We have an old SS Stewart American Princess banjo (circa 1890s) that we’d like to sell. It has the SS Stewart stamp & is numbered #12807. We have had it appraised and were told if it was fully restored it could be worth $1,400+. We don’t have the time or skill for this. We are selling it for $300 and hoping someone with revive it to it’s full glory. It’s playable as is.

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Joe Schnaufer
Josephschnaufer@gmail.com
828-592-1566

Monster oak tree down right next to paved drive. You saw it up and its your fire wood for a couple years.

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Nancy Wood
endeewood@gmail.com

Does someone out there love sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes) enough to come dig up mine? I made the mistake of planting a single sunchoke two years ago and now I've got maybe 50 coming up and choking out everything around it. They gotta go, one way or another.

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Hadasah Michaels
Hadasah.morelove@gmail.com

Do you have an unwieldy garden hose you are looking to pawn off on a neighbor? Or an extra watering can? I am hoping to streamline getting water to my baby plants.

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Brad Spivey
208-4168
ZeroAcresFarm@gmail.com

It does not look like I’ll have time to offer a tamal night this month. But I do have some special offerings available for pickup.
-Pickled ramp bulbs 8 oz- $18
-Ramp Leaf Ghee (made from kerrygold) 4 oz- $15
-Ramp pesto (dairy free) 8 oz- $12
-Ramp & reishi infused veggies tamales w/ Chaga mole 6 pack- $18
-Pine pollen 1 oz- $33

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Kimberly Banks
kimberlyann4you@yahoo.com
828-682-4941

For Sale
-New 29" Kent Flexor, 21 Speed Mens Mountain Bike - (new) used very little $180
-New Innova Health and Fitness Inversion table with heat and massage, used very little $160
-Thane Flavor wave oven $40
-2 pairs of Men Vans size 12, $30 each
-Cabela steel toed felt boots size 10.5 $50
-New Crevo Sandal size 10
-Nike Foam Posits Size 11.5 $2

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Jesse Schaner
shagbarksummer@gmail.com
440-749-4655

ISO working iphone 7 or above.

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SPACES
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Jen Fairclough
jenniferfairclough@gmail.com

Furnished studio apartment for rent near Penland School of Craft (5 minute drive). Wifi and utilities included, access to large storage area in unfinished basem*nt below. Seeking short-term renter (days, weeks, months ok!). $1,100/month or prorated for shorter stays. Pet friendly

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Joia Holman
Malamahonua@gmail.com

My name is Joia and my four year old girl and I are looking for a home in the area. We would love something peaceful with a bathtub and a nature view. We are mindful, respectful and kind. I am a writer and manage my short term rental in Hawaii. Aurea is a sweet animal lover who attends the Children’s Garden. Thank you for your consideration.

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Kathlene Stith
kathlenestith81@gmail.com
828-536-8629

I have a 240 square foot office space for rent that is only 3-1/2 years old. It is in a stand alone building. with its own entrance and lots of privacy. It is carpeted, has heat and a dehumidifier. No AC. But, in a shady spot. No bathroom, But, access to one. There is a water spigot right outside. It could be perfect as an office, writer's space, studio space that revolves around fiber arts, graphic design...etc. Nothing that would ruin the carpet. $220 a month - includes utilities. Looking to have it rented sometime between the first and end of June of 2024.

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Elizabeth Nudo
e.furlow87@gmail.com

Looking for a rental for my daughter and I. I have her part time, she’s 11, no pets. 1 or 2 bedroom would be great. I am a quiet tenant and have references if needed. Looking to move in June 1st. Thanks!

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Sherry Smith
srileys@bellsouth.net

Log Cabin & buildable lot 32 Deep Gap Road, Burnsville

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HELP WANTED/JOBS
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Gidget Godfrey
304-619-8950

Seeking a compassionate caregiver .part time care in Burnsville ,for a stroke client. Attractive, pay, and great appreciation. I will be interviewing this week. If interested, please give me a call at your earliest convenience.

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Yancey Humane Society
ychs@ccvn
828-682-9510

We’re hiring a part-time kennel technicial! You would be expected to work around 26 hours a week. We need a reliable tech who can work Fridays 7:30am to 5pm (when needed) and consistently every Saturday and Sunday 7:30am to 4:00pm.

You would be responsible for feeding, cleaning, socializing the animals in our care and helping aid in adoptions. It is hard physical work, but very rewarding! We start at $13 per hour. If you are interested in working as a Kennel Technician, call or come by after 12pm for an application. You can also apply on our website!

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Emma Nicole
emanateyourmedicine@gmail.com

I am looking for a responsible, experienced, caring nanny for my 5 month old nephew Josiah 2-4 days a week. My work schedule varies, so I’m looking for someone who can be flexible, but I can guarantee you a minimum amount of hours if needed. We are looking for someone to match his gentle energy and to build a nurturing relationship with him! Ideally you are someone who can give a long term commitment (6-12month or more). You must pass a background check since he is my foster child. Email with your references and experience! $15-20/hr

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Keith Ross
keithandlee@ccvn.com
828-678-0351

Looking for someone( crew of two or three) experienced to hang and staple faced R-19 in a 24 X 30 shop. Looking for the same crew to screw 7/16 OSB on the ceiling. There are two outlets and four light boxes in the ceiling. All materials on hand.

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EMPLOYMENT NEEDED/SERVICES
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Claudia Chaves, LMFT and LCMHC
artsofhappiness@gmail.com
541-621-8948

I am a licensed (in NC) Mental Health therapist with 30 years of experience, just moved to this area and starting my practice here. I accept some insurances and work with all ages, also with couples and families. (I have yet to establish an office for in-person work but will do so as I see the need. )

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Lara Beckmeyer
farmerlaramiller@gmail.com
704-201-5853

I’m new to the area and have 16 years of experience as an organic vegetable farmer and landscaping/yardwork. I am available for a few more yard clients in my schedule. I can do one-time small projects and regular maintenance work: weeding, transplanting, pruning, mulch, etc. (I don’t mow.) I have my own tools and I’m insured. I charge hourly and work fast. I have references from my work in CO and local customers. Looking forward to helping you tame your yard! Looking to work in the South Toe area mostly.

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Christy Nolte
8286550895.
Squeakyclean1984@gmail.com

We are a house cleaning service have lots of experience , very reliable , and honest hard working people in general. We do reoccuring cleaning deep cleaning as well as moving cleaning and organizing can give you lots of reference let me come out give you a free estimate. Recommended by june Jerome as well as Beverly Hanks realtor annie.

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Pete Vlaun
(828)284 9699

Trucking and bobcat service: rock, road bond, and mulch delivery; driveway restoration; excavation; yard cleanup; and tree removal. South Toe resident.

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Lance Carmack
828/284/0176

Driveway maintenance scraping, reditching, water break installation. Gravel/mulch delivery an spreading, grading, etc.

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OTHER
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Alena Applerose
a.applerose@gmail.com

Seeking driver and fellow modeling network seeker!

Hi friends, I'd really like to attend an Asheville Model Network networking event this coming Wednesday 6-9 at the Mule in Asheville. It's "Gardenof Time" theme and is a chance for local area models, designers, photographers, MUAs, hair stylists, etc.. to come together and make TFP work while networking. My night driving is still somewhatimpaired but I'm ready to start making images again. Are you an aspiring/emerging/established model who also wants to go?

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John Janeski
johnjaneski@gmail.com
828-208-1701

ISO pet sitting/animal care exchange
We’d like to trade for the care of our sweet friendly dog at your home for the care of your pet or animals on your property or at our place. Email me or call to discuss possibilities.

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Place of Grace
trunature@proton.me

Gratitude for the flower (transplant) donations for Town Square! The pollinators thank you! A kind neighbor donated money for a pollinating sign! Super exciting! https://homegrownnationalpark.org

Town Square trees need tending by a Certified Tree Arborist. Can you help give "voice" to our Mayor etc. about why caring for our trees is more important than ever? We have a window of time to care for trees on Main Street. The Sugar Maple needs an assessment by an arborist.Also, any willing volunteers to help mulch the flower beds please respond. Looking for "free mulch." Thanks in advance.

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Brad Spivey
208-4168
ZeroAcresFarm@gmail.com

The chances of us getting a Burnsville Azure Standard drop are looking good! I need to get written permission from a landowner of a suitable sized parking lot that we can use. The lot needs to be big enough for about 20-30 cars and for a full sized semi truck to maneuver. Let me know if you are willing to let us use your lot! A church perhaps? The NY owners of Fred’s lot want $$$ to use theirs :-/

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Brad Spivey
208-4168
Bsspivey@gmail.com

I was wrong about there being a Japanese knotweed spraying campaign. Most of the damage was caused by the late frost. The roads department and some private landowners did spray. After seeing that, I assumed all the damage was from spraying. It was a good lesson for me in that things are not always as they seem. Any water way without thick vegetation on the banks is inviting knotweed to come repair it. If you need to kill knotweed don’t bother spraying the above ground growth. Inject herbicide directly into the root. Lots of info online about how to do this effectively.

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CLASSES/WORKSHOPS/CAMPS
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Natalie Williams
nataliegreengoddess@yahoo.com

FREE soccer camp for girls ages Kindergarten- 5th grade on Saturday June 1st 9:00-1:00 (check in starting at 830) at Mountain Heritage High School. Camp will take place on the football field and be led by MHHS Lady Cougar Soccer players. Please use this link to sign up!

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Alena Applerose
alena@toeriverarts.org

Paint & Sip with Ivaylo Gueorgiev
Thursday, June 13, 5:30-7:30 pm, Owen Gallery at Toe River Arts
$35. Suitable for adults
Registration Link

Join Ivaylo for an engaging and creatively liberating experience. Rather than following the typical template of replicating a painting, participants will be introduced to the realm of abstract art as an inspirational starting point.

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Mindful Movement with Lori
Mindfulhoopdanceyoga@gmail.com

BodyTribe Appalachia Check us out at 621 Micaville Loop, suite 1000 (next to Maples). Mindful Movement classes are $10**

-Monday evenings: Community yoga: 5:30 pm (**donation); Sport Yoga 6:45 pm
-Tuesday mornings: Aerobics 9 am; Yoga 10 am
-Wednesday evenings: Hoopy Hour (hula hoop fitness & flow)5:30 pm; Yoga for all (kids too) 6:45 pm
-Thursday mornings: Yoga 9 am; Aerobics and Hoops 10 am
-KidZone coming soon!

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Jim Veteto
jrveteto@gmail.com

Sunday, May 19th. noon-3pm. Spring Plant Walk. Plant walks will focus on what is up, visible, and blooming during this bonanza month of peak plant and wildflower season. Edible, medicinal, and aesthetic plant properties are discussed from the perspectives of Appalachian and Cherokee ethnobotany, western herbalism, and Chinese yin/yang theory. $30/person. Work trade or sliding scale available. Taught by PhD ethnobotanist with 28 years experience Appalachian Institute for Mountain Studies off Upper Browns Creek Rd. in South Toe.

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BUSINESS ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Jennifer Dorfield
returninghomehealing.com

If you’re ready to learn and reprogram the sometimes-startling beliefs subconsciously running our operating systems, it would be my honor to support your work with the soulful, efficient modality I practice. Sometimes one session is all that’s needed. Individual sessions but also relationship sessions for couples & family, in person & virtually. Free initial consultation. More here.

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Amanda Keith, Carriage House Sundries, 7 S. Main St.
hi@carriagehousesundries.com
(828) 678-7071

Carriage House Sundries & the NuWray Hotel are throwing a South African Braai (Afrikaans for ‘barbeque’) in the NuWray backyard featuring a buffet of traditional foods, a wine tasting and a meet & greet with three South African winemakers. Roland’s Bar will be open with a full beverage menu, including a specially-brewed beer from Homeplace featuring South African hops.

Sunday, June 2, 5 – 7 pm

Tickets are $60/person, and include the buffet and a tasting of 9 wines from 3 wineries. Available online at www.carriagehousesundries.com or in the shop.

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SPEAK OUT
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Yancey County Manager
682-3971

US Senators
Ted Budd (202) 224-3154
Thom Tillis (202) 224-6342

US Representative
Chuck Edwards (202) 225-6401

NC Senator
Ralph Hise (919) 733-3460
Legislative Building, Room 301A 16 West Jones Street.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Ralph.Hise@ncleg.gov

NC Representative
Dudley Green 919-733-5862
300 N. Salisbury Street, Rm. 604, Raleigh, NC 27603-5925

Dudley.Greene@ncleg.gov
White House
202-456-1111

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