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Stop at the Shop at The Bascom and take care of some early holiday shopping. From hand created pottery, textiles, jewelry, wood, glass and basketry to Bascom wine and wine glasses to art books, The Bascom has something for everyone on your list. All the art work is produced by regional artists and currently featured are the ceramics of resident potter, Frank Vickery. Everything is unique and one-of-a-kind.

The Center for Life Enrichment presents “Faces of the Fallen: A Tribute to Those Who Gave Their Lives in Afghanistan and Iran” on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at The Bascom.


Those odiferous gases being produced by the old Dillsboro landfill are starting to smell a little sweeter now that they are being used as a renewable energy source at the Jackson County Green Energy Park (JCGEP).

The JCGEP is a landfill recovery program located in Dillsboro, North Carolina. The JCGEP website shares the program’s mission statement - “to offer environmental protection, educational opportunities, and increased economic development to the community through the utilization of landfill gas (LFG) and other clean, renewable energy resources.”


The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin's Performance Series, "An Event For All Seasons", will feature internationally acclaimed harpist, Valerie Von Pechy-Whitcup, her student Margaret McCalister and UUFF member Bonnie Gramlich.

Von Pechy-Whitcup has been called a musical diamond, sparkling from many facets as a chamber musician, symphony harpist, soloist, composer, studio musician and gifted teacher.

On Friday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m., Von Pechy-Whitcup and one of her students, Margaret McCalister, will perform as a duo on the sanctuary stage of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Franklin. Joining them will be Bonnie Gramlich reading from a collection of seasonal poetry and prose.


Starting on Sept. 2, City Lights Café in Sylva will display a 9/11 Memorial Exhibit containing replica banners sent by school children to the volunteers, police, firefighters and EMS at Ground Zero In New York City. The banners are on permanent display in St. Paul’s Church (home church of Pres. George Washington) which served as the triage and rest area during the early days of rescue and recovery efforts.

Rick "Sharky" Gorton was the only photographer given permission to record these banners. He has partnered with the Jackson County Arts Council and Gallery 1 to bring this Commemorative Exhibit to Sylva.


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