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Today’s Email Announcements

Mile High Yoga at 5506′, June 24

Have an on top of the world experience with Beech Mountain Resort’s Mile High Yoga. Mile High Yoga is catered to all ability levels as you reach for the sky at 5,506 feet in elevation. Our vision is to provide a secure, peaceful, and amiable environment as you perform yoga with a breathtaking view.
To enhance your experience, this class is accessible by chairlift, allowing scenic views as you ascend to your class. Tickets are $15 and available for purchase in Ski Beech Sports, located in our Resort Village. Participants are informed to ride the chairlift between 10:00 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. as class begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts for approximately one hour. Yoga mats are available for rent for $2.00, and early arrival is encouraged as space is limited. Closed toe shoes are required to ride the chairlift. 


Flower Bouquet Workshop at Beech Mountain Resort, Saturday 

Whether you are an aspiring floral gardener, soon-to-be-bride on a budget, or are simply looking for a new creative outlet, we welcome you to join us on the mountain for a Flower Bouquet Workshop.
Learn the art of creating and arranging beautiful bouquets with the helpful guidance of Kaci from Trosly Farm. She will be providing antique vases and an assortment of fresh flowers for everyone to build their own vase.
Cost is $20 

Medical Practice Offers Same-Day Patient Access

Boone, NC (June 20, 2017) – Can you remember the last time you were sick and unable to schedule an appointment at your doctor’s office? All too often, patients in need of non-life threating medical attention end up in the emergency room. These patients are then treated in an emergency care setting when they could be treated more appropriately within their medical practice.

“This unfortunate and avoidable scenario takes place too frequently in healthcare,” said Robert Johnston, Vice President of Ambulatory Services and Clinical Integration at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS). “In response to patient feedback and discussions with patients in the community, we are working diligently to provide same-day patient access at select outpatient practice locations.”
So far, ARHS has implemented same-day access for patients at The Cardiology Center in Boone, NC; the Baker Center for Primary Care in Linville, NC; and Appalachian Regional Internal Medical Specialists in Boone, NC.
The Cardiology Center:
In June 2017, The Cardiology Center began offering same-day appointments for new and established patients who present with cardiac symptoms.
Cardiovascular services at ARHS also include state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, a catheterization lab, rehabilitation services and two satellite offices in Jefferson, NC, and Linville, NC. To learn more about The Cardiology Center, call 828-264-9644 or visit apprhs.org/cardiology.
The Baker Center for Primary Care:
The Baker Center started offering same day acute care (sick or injured) appointments for new and established patients in April 2017. The Baker Center’s walk-in clinic operates Monday through Friday from 8 am – 6 pm.
The Baker Center for Primary Care is located in the Sloop Medical Office Plaza adjacent to Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville, NC. To learn more about the Baker Center call 828-737-7711 or visit apprhs.org/baker-center.
Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialists (ARIMS):
Since April 2017, Appalachian Regional Internal Medicine Specialist established patients have had access to a family medicine provider for same-day acute care (sick or injured) appointments.
ARIMS is a multi-specialty practice featuring internal medicine, family medicine, rheumatology, pulmonology and women’s health services. To learn more about ARIMS, call 828-386-2746 or visit apprhs.org/arims.
Coming soon – Orthopaedics:
According to Johnston, Appalachian Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center(AppOrtho) will offer same-day appointments for new and established patients by September 2017. AppOrtho, located in Boone, NC, is the official sports medicine provider for Appalachian State University athletics. To learn more about AppOrtho, call 828-386-2663 or visit apprhs.org/ortho.
“Patient access is a vital component of patient care, outcomes and patient satisfaction,” said Johnston. “We hope that these changes will help better serve patients when they need access to care.”

To learn more about Appalachian Regional Healthcare System please visit apprhs.org.


Blue Ridge Electric Annual Membership Meeting, June 22

Contact: Renee Whitener, Director of Public Relations, Blue Ridge Energy, (828) 758-2383 ext. 3213

            Lenoir, North Carolina (June 19, 2017) – The annual membership meeting of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation will be held Thursday, June 22, beginning at 4 p.m. at the cooperative’s corporate office at 1216 Blowing Rock Blvd. in Lenoir.

            In business meeting format, the annual meeting consists of business reports from key board and staff members as well as results from the 2017 director election.

            In mid-May, members received annual meeting and director election information by mail or by email if signed up to receive it electronically. Additionally, the cooperative’s annual report appears in the June issue of Carolina Country and is also available on the cooperative’s website at www.BlueRidgeEnergy.com.

Under the market name of Blue Ridge Energy, Blue Ridge Electric serves some 74,000 electric cooperative members in northwest North Carolina and its subsidiary provides propane, fuels and related hearth products in district office showrooms. Blue Ridge Energy also offers energy efficiency programs, community solar options and innovative energy solutions. More information about Blue Ridge Energy can be found at www.BlueRidgeEnergy.com.


Concert at St. John’s Episcopal Church, July 2

Sunday, July 2nd will find The Good Vibes Trio at St. John’s Episcopal Church performing swing, bosa nova and torch songs in the style of Lionel Hampton.  Bring a covered dish to share and join us for supper on the lawn after an evening of wonderful music.  The concert is at 5:00 pm with admission of $5.00 per person.  St. John’s is located in Valle Crucis on Herb Thomas Rd., – off Mast Gap Road – signs will be posted. For further information www.holycrossvallecrucis.net and clink on the link for St. John’s or call 828-963-4609


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Visit Tweetsie Railroad, July 7-9

Blowing Rock, N.C. (June 20, 2017) ­ Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo, everyone¹s favorite mutant ninja turtles, are coming to Tweetsie Railroad! Nickelodeon and Tweetsie Railroad invite children to meet the costumed characters when they visit the theme park July 7-9, 2017. The characters will be making scheduled appearances in the Hacienda to take pictures and interact with fans throughout the weekend. Fans can spend time with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and enjoy a day of Wild West adventure at North Carolina¹s first theme park.

Since its launch in 2012, Nickelodeon¹s all-new CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has re-energized the iconic characters from this wildly popular franchise.  Currently in its third season, the series is seen in over 170 countries and territories, and translated in over 50 languages. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows four mutant turtles‹Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo‹who battle evil from the New York City sewers. The series is created at Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif. The Paramount Pictures feature film premiered summer 2014, and to date has grossed almost $500MM worldwide, with a sequel set to be released in 2016.

Visitors can enjoy special appearances from Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. daily, as well as the rides, shows and Wild West fun available all season long at Tweetsie Railroad.

Nickelodeon, now in its 37th year, is the No. 1 entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon¹s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB). 


Blowing Rock Monday Night Concert Series Begins July 10 

Monday Night Concert Series in Blowing Rock

Broyhill Park, 173 Lakeside Dr., Blowing Rock

7:00 p.m., free

Alternate rain location: American Legion Building


(828) 295-5222

Dates for the concerts: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7


Public Notice: Mountain Family Medicine to Close on July 7

Public Notice:

Mountain Family Medicine announces the closing of its medical practice on July 7, 2017 and will no longer see patients after that date. Mountain Family Medicine will begin immediately to transfer patient medical records to other physicians upon patient request. Patients should contact Mountain Family Medicine, 828.262.1800, 178 Hwy 105 EXT, Boone, NC 28607 as soon as possible to make arrangements for the forwarding of their medical records to another physician of their choice. If you do not know another physician, you may contact the North Carolina Medical Society or visit the North Carolina Medical Board website at www.ncmedboard.org for resources.


Sirens on the Mountain 2017 Schedule

JUNE 24th, 2017

12:00 PM    .  Gates Open
2:00 PM         Downtown Abby and The Echoes
3:30 PM         Melissa Reaves (solo set)
5:00 PM .       Shelby Rae Moore
(dinner will be served between 6-8PM)
7:30 PM .       Amythyst Kiah
9:00 PM         Melissa Reaves
11:30 PM .     Laura Blackley (acoustic set)

We ask that campers please check out by 12pm on Sunday June 25th.

Can’t wait to see you on the mountain!!  

Venue address: 839 River Road, Todd, North Carolina 28684


Special Program at Grandfather Mountain with Author Randy Johnson, July 1

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Julian Price Campground Amphitheater – Milepost 296

7:00 p.m.

Meet accomplished travel editor and writer Randy Johnson. Johnson founded Grandfather Mountain’s modern trail management program in 1978, and serves on the Grandfather Mountain State Park Advisory Committee. He has just published Grandfather Mountain: the History and Guide to an Appalachian Icon. Come listen to this renowned author speak about the majesty of Grandfather Mountain.