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Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Monday June 20

Family Night-Buy any regularly priced pizza and receive one free kid’s meal.

Wednesday June 22

½ Off Beer and Wine Specials.

7pm-9pm Trivia Night: Beginning at 7pm, Lost Province will be hosting Trivia Night. Compete on your own or on a team! The competition gets started at 7pm so come a little early for a pizza and a pint and get your seat!

Thursday June 23

College Night and $3.00 Thursday-$3.00 pints on all Lost Province brewed beers (except high gravity).

7:30pm-10:30pm Live Music: Earleine. Born in Clarksville Tennessee, just 40 miles outside of Nashville, Earleine grew up immersed in musical culture. At 18 Earleine picked up the guitar, and soon began writing her own songs. Shortly after high school she moved to the piedmont of North Carolina and began playing shows with the musical duo “Whiskey Pines”, touring relentlessly around the region. In the past year, Earleine has moved to the mountains of Boone and struck out on her own, releasing her debut album “Small Town Sober”, and playing in venues across North Carolina. With many miles, and hard luck experiences already under her belt, “Small Town Sober” is a stunning autobiographical lament to living in a rural area, with nothing better to do than dink. In a struggle of self realization, Earliene’s voice lingers with deep lustrous melodies over each track. Genuine and shockingly honest, Earleine’s account is mixed with poetic lyricism, and dreamy harmonies that seem to lift these hard time memories in to ephemeral realms. Inspired by indie Americana bands such as First Aid Kit, and Shovels and Rope her music displays influences from many musical genres, combining Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Pop, and Rock into an alluring dynamic sound.

Friday June 24

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Analog Poets. Dedicated to providing Flow and Harmony thru Music, the Analog Poets are comprised of Keith McCutchen- Guitar, Jonathan Priest- Drums, and Ben McPherron- Bass.

Saturday June 25

7:30pm-Closing Live Music: Danny Whittington and A Killa Band. Jonathan Priest, Mike Runyon and Douglas James join Danny for some tasty R&B, and seriously groovin’ funk.

Sunday June 26

Lost Province Sunday: Residents of “The Lost Province” (Watauga, Ashe, Avery and Alleghany) receive 10% off food with verification of residency.

6pm-8pm Live Music: Carol Rinn. Carol Marie Rinn sings and plays melodies from the 30’s and 40’s. She trained in London, England at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, studying both theatre and music and graduated with a BA(hons) degree.

Ranger Programs on the Parkway June 22-26

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 am – Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

From 10:30-12:00, the second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

Thursday June 23, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30– Children’s Hour

Activities may include storytelling, traditional games, and/or hands on simple crafts. An adult or older responsible attendee must stay with children in order for them to participate (best suited for ages 4 – 12)

Friday, June 24, 2015

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:30 am – Informal Upstairs Tour at Cone Manor

From 10:30-12:00, the second floor of Cone Manor will be open for a do-it-yourself tour. Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

Saturday June 25, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00 -Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tour is approximately 45 minutes long and reservations are required. To reserve a tour: call 828-295-3782 or sign up at the NPS information desk at the Manor House. Reservations are accepted beginning at 10:00am Friday for the upcoming weekend only. No advance reservations, please.

Julian Price Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 296

7:00 p.m. – Wanted: Dead or Alive! Let’s Decide

Insects are the most abundant lifeform on Earth, and whether you love them or hate them, you can’t live without them, so come learn about what they do for the planet.

Approximately 45 minutes in length

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Cone Manor – Milepost 294

10:00, 11:00, 2:00, 3:00 -Upstairs Tours at Cone Manor

Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. See Saturday (above) for details.


Local Officers Boost Crisis Situation Skills 

June 17, 2016 – Twelve law enforcement officers from Caldwell, Watauga, Catawba and Wilkes counties are now better equipped to respond to people in crisis due to mental illness, alcohol or drug use or a developmental disability.

The officers completed 40 hours of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training from June 6 to 10 in Lenoir. Participating officers were: Thai Lee, Marshall Ruppard and Chief Scott Brown with the Lenoir Police Department; Justin English and Caleb Farrar with the Boone Police Department; Adam Whitley and Freddy Portillo with the North Wilkesboro Police Department; Josh Brewster, Grant Medlock and Jeff Drum with the Hudson Police Department; Anthony Horton with the Hickory Police Department; and Alexander Gaillard with the Granite Falls Police Department.

The training was provided at no cost by Smoky Mountain MCO (Smoky), a public managed healthcare organization. Partners included the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Lenoir Police Department, which sponsored the training. Chris Bumgarner, a Lenoir school resource officer, was law enforcement co-facilitator.

Chief Brown called CIT trainings “life-changing experiences for all of us.” “Our goal is for 100 percent of our officers to be trained, so I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to personally participate in the most recent class. So many people are suffering through no fault of their own, and we are obligated to learn everything we can about how to help them – it’s our sworn duty. The law enforcement profession has embraced CIT as a better way to do our job, and I agree with that now more than ever. I only wish I could have had this training 30 years ago!”

Smoky has trained more than 725 western North Carolina officers and first responders in CIT. The training helps participants better communicate with people with issues related to mental illness, alcohol or drug use or developmental disabilities and can increase both citizen and officer safety, help people get treatment and reduce arrests. Between 25 and 40 percent of Americans with mental illness will pass through the criminal justice system at some point, according to NAMI. The first CIT program – a collaborative effort among law enforcement, advocates and mental health communities – was established in 1988 in Memphis, Tenn.

About Smoky Mountain MCO

Smoky Mountain MCO manages public funds for mental health, substance use disorder and intellectual/ developmental disability services in Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey counties in North Carolina. Access to services is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-849-6127. Visit us at www.smokymountaincenter.com.

Shop Bare Essentials (Now “Be Natural Market”) to Support Women’s Fund

Bare Essentials is now Be Natural Market, but is still a friend of High Country non-profits!

Shop any day in June and round up your purchase to support the Women’s Fund.

Shop local, support local!

Be Natural Market
273 Boone Heights Drive
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 262-5592