Fall Back: Daylight Savings Time Ends Saturday at Midnight

Yes, that’s right!  Before you go to bed on Saturday night, set your clocks BACK one hour!  If not, you’ll be really early for church on Sunday, which for me, is a good thing, since I’m always late.

Daylight Savings Time Change 2010.

Trick or Treat for Tots at ASU


Halloween Trick or Treat ASUThis event is open to ASU Faculty and Staff as well as community families. Bring your children dressed in their Halloween costumes to go trick or treating in Hoey, Cannon, Lovill, East, Doughton, White, and Cone residence halls. ASU students will be handing out candy and there will be fun activities and games in some of the building lobbies. Last year Trick or Treat for Tots hosted over 300 enthusiastic trick or treaters. All are encouraged to park in any East side faculty/staff parking lots.

Date & Time:Tuesday, October 26, 2010. 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: East residence halls, ASU [Map link]
Sponsor: University Housing
Contact: Corinne Smith, smithmc3@appstate.edu, 828-262-8656
Admission: Free!.

Ensemble Stage presents GOD’S MAN IN TEXAS

Ensemble Stage was basically conceived out of necessity and an unfaltering love of the performing arts and the unquenchable desire to share that love with the North Carolina High-Country community. In order to provide the surrounding community with affordable access to quality performing arts, Ensemble Stage was created.

September 10th marks the opening of Ensemble Stage’s first production with an ALL professional cast: God’s Man in Texas.

Faith and egos collide in the age of mass-market religion at Houston’s Rock Baptist Church, “the Baptist Super Bowl”—complete with schools, media ministries, a gym with two pools, bowling alley, dinner theatre, cineplex, retail stores, stadiums, ministries for everyone from singles and recovering alcoholics to seniors and overweight women. A search committee has been formed to find a successor to Rock’s legendary pastor, eighty-one-year-old Philip Gottschall, a vigorous marvel and master strategist both in and out of the pulpit. Young Jeremiah Mears is asked to audition for the job by preaching a month of Sunday evening guest sermons. Jerry grew up listening to his wandering salesman father preach on street corners as “Christ’s rabid dog”—the lives of father and son thus defined by the religion of selling and the selling of religion. Gottschall protects what he has spent a lifetime building at Rock by backing Mears as his replacement; but as Jerry gains a foothold, Gottschall’s grip on his pulpit becomes as firm as his faith. The pastors’ sound man—and sounding board—is Hugo Taney, a reformed wreck of a soul whose youth was wasted with “drinking and all kinds of drugs. Hugo and Jerry discover their lives are astonishingly linked by past events, Gottschall fears their alliance and becomes haunted by “whisperings and secrets.” The Biblical struggle among this trinity of men climaxes during Rock’s spectacular annual electrical Christmas parade; there is a sacrifice, a resurrection and, finally, salvation as God whispers to a listening heart.

SHOWTIMES: September 10, 11, 14, 17, 18 @ 7:30pm; September 12 @ 3:30pm

LOCATION: At Blowing Rock School Auditorium

TICKET PRICES: are $15 Adults, $12 Students/Seniors/Military

Group rates are available.

For tickets or more info call (828) 919-6196 or go to www.ensemblestage.com

NOTE: This post and the following opinion was unsolicited by Ensemble Stage and initiated based solely on my personal experience.  I know the members of Ensemble Stage to be committed to the community and to the arts. Please share this information with your family and friends so that we can show are support and keep local, grassroots artistic endeavors alive and well in the High Country.

Wee Cycle Consignment Sale Starts Thursday!

The Wee Cycle Fall Consignment sale is finally here! Just like always, you can find everything from kids’ clothes, to toys, cribs, books, shoes, maternity, and MORE!  This year, Wee Cycle will also feature new items from local vendors, contests, and lots of fun!

The sale will run Thursday August 19- Saturday August 28, 10AM – 7PM daily (closed Sundays). Remember the NEW LOCATION, in the old Charleston Forge building at 368 HWY 105 Extension.

If you’ve never shopped the Wee Cycle Sale, come early and often!  The premium items go fast, so get in there on Thursday when the sale opens to get the best choice of merchandise!

Here are some photos of just some of the items you’ll see!  Visit Wee Cycle on Facebook to see more photos and join in on the Consignment fun! Also, check out the Wee Cycle Website for all the information and to contact them!

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Super Double Coupons Start today at Harris Teeter!

THIS WEEK ONLY!  Wednesday, August 11 thru Tuesday, August 17, 2010, Harris Teeter will Double SUper DOuble COupons at HArris TeeterManufacturer Coupons up to $1.98 Face Value!

Effective 7:00am Wednesday thru Midnight Tuesday

The official Harris Teeter Coupon policy states that “up to 20 double coupons per day per customer/household with VIC card; all others redeemed at face value. No orders may be separated that would allow the 20 coupon limit to be exceeded.”
Click here to view the complete HT Coupon Guidelines!

Combine your coupons with store sales to get the best value! Click here for our basic guide to using coupons and saving money on groceries!.

Celebrity Serve 2010 Serves Up FUN and Funds for Watauga Education Foundation! (GIVEAWAY)

Celebrity Serve 2010 is a Community Fundraiser for local charities. This year Watauga Education Celebrity Serve 2010Foundation is the beneficiary.  Each Year, the WEF raises and donates thousands of dollars to the school system in Watauga County!  When I was a teacher, I received a generous grant from the WEF for my music classroom, and so has my husband.  They are huge supporters of the arts in our schools, as well!

Celebrity Serve will be held on Tuesday, April 20, and I’ll be at Glidewell’s in Blowing Rock for dinner!

Each restaurant will donate at least 10% of all sales plus their servers will donate 100% of all tips to WEF. Come out to one or all of the following restaurants on Tuesday April 20 to be served by local celebrities. You may even see a big celebrity such as ASU Head Football Coach Jerry Moore and ASU Head Basketball Coach Buzz Peterson.

… And me… I wouldn’t really call myself a celebrity, just a mom with a big mouth.  But nevertheless, I’m excited to be serving at Glidewell’s (y’all know that’s one of my favorite restaurants!)  I would LOVE it if you would come out and heckle me! I’ve heard through the grapevine that Patrick Sukow (principal of Blowing Rock School) and Cullie Tarleton (NC Congressman) will be at Glidewell’s too!

Be sure and purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win $3,000! Your own personal stimulus package! The WEF will use the money to fund Global Learning Technology at WCS and to bring Dolly Parton’s literacy initiative Imagination Library to Watauga County. Many of this year’s Celebrities are the teachers and principals from WCS schools. Make your dining dollars work harder and support the Watauga Education Foundation’s mission to help
each child reach their highest potential! Find out where your teacher is serving by visiting www.wefnc.org

To Celebrate Celebrity Serve 2010, I am giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to Glidewell’s so you can come! I know lots of us are struggling financially, but if you only eat out once a month, this is the day to do it! You can use it any time, but only on April 20th, will all the tips and 10% of profits be donated to the Watauga Education Foundation.  So I’m hoping you’ll grab lots of friends and come on over!

Here is how to enter the Contest:

  • Leave a comment on this post, saying your favorite project of the Watauga Edusation Foundation!  They do all kinds of things each year, including Shooting Stars Talent Showcase, Shooting Stars Golf Classic, Flapjack Flip. If you don’t know much about the WEF, share that too!

Get an EXTRA Entry when you do each of these things. LOTS of extra entries available! Leave a separate comment saying what you’ve done.

This contest will run through Friday, April 16, and the winner will be selected by random drawing at random.org.  Winner will be announced by email and our Winners Page.  High Country Residents or visitors 18 and older are eligible to win..