Hike with Pride this month!

June is LGBTQIA+ Pride Month as well as Great Outdoors Month and so this blog will be about both! LGBTQIA+ is an acronym that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual and the plus is for gender fluid people - people whose gender identity changes over time or per situation. Queer is a … Continue reading Hike with Pride this month!

Let’s clear the air: a Vulture is not a Buzzard

  Today’s blog focuses on the Turkey Vulture, another one of the most commonly seen birds here in the Southeast. Before we talk about identifying characteristics though, I thought we could dive into the semantics of the terms vulture and buzzard, because it can be pretty confusing. Before researching this topic, whenever I heard the … Continue reading Let’s clear the air: a Vulture is not a Buzzard

Libraries Lead

This past week, April 8th to 14th, was National Library Week! Hooray! We hope everyone celebrated appropriately with books and movies borrowed from your library. If not, don’t worry, Governor Cooper has declared this month as Library Appreciation Month!  National Library Week was first officially sponsored in 1958, making this the 60th anniversary! This week … Continue reading Libraries Lead

National Independent Retailer Month

by Eric Haggart Eric Haggart is our guest contributor to this Shelf Life in the Mountains. Eric writes for the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber recently moved into a new location at 98 Hyatt Road, Franklin. The month of July is National Independent Retailer Month, and a majority of our member businesses are just that, … Continue reading National Independent Retailer Month

“What do y’all want to be called?”

[Excerpt: When All God’s Children Get Together, "Segregation Woes and New Life Today"] by Ann Miller Woodford Ann Miller Woodford is our guest contributor to this Shelf Life in the Mountains. She is a native of Andrews, NC, and is an author, artist, speaker, and founder/Executive Director of One Dozen Who Care, Inc., a community … Continue reading “What do y’all want to be called?”

Telescopes now available to checkout

Before I ventured into the world of Library Science, I worked in the Planetarium at MOSI- Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, FL about 10 years ago. I remember thinking, “I like Space, so why not - I’ll give it a try!” Something to that effect. It seems by chance I was hired and … Continue reading Telescopes now available to checkout