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Weekend Plans in Macon, Jackson, and Swain Counties!

 

The Friday edition of our weekly newsletter will be dedicated to letting YOU know what is happening in and around Western North Carolina. For FREE businesses, churches, and organizations can send us their sales, operating hours, events, worship services, yard sales, you name it. If it is happening Friday-Sunday in WNC, send it to editor@thesouthernscoopnews.com with the who, what, where, and when details and I will publish it in the Friday newsletter!

 

Tom Ritter named Reader's Choice "Best Community Member" 
High School sports may soon have more fans in the stands

 


The Harrah's Cherokee Center-Asheville is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, inside the lobby area (87 Haywood Street). Sign up at https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/163951. All blood donors will receive a $20 VISA gift card. Those who would like to donate convalescent plasma (must have proof of COVID-19 diagnosis) will receive $100 in e-gift cards. COVID-19 antibody testing is included with all blood donations.

Jake Mathis Benefit-Saturday from  2 – 6 
Jake was recently hospitalized for several weeks with Meningitis and released to continue his care at home. He will be out of work for a while during his recovery. As we all know bills don't stop while you are sick. We are hosting a Poor Man's Supper on Saturday, February 20 from 2 pm-6 pm at the Caney Fork Community Building. We will be serving Pinto Beans, Mac & Cheese, Cornbread, Boiled Cabbage, Cole Slaw, Dessert, and a Drink for $8. We will also be having a Cake Auction too.
       Do to Covid-19, we will be practicing social distancing, hand sanitizers are available, you may DINE IN or TAKE OUT.
If you would like to donate anything- $ for Jake, any of the Food Items, a cake or dessert to auction, or would like to volunteer the day of please let us know! Help us, help one of our own

Summit Loves Sylva Flashmob: The Summit will be meeting at Bridge Park parking lot Saturday Feb.20th at 1 p.m. and walking to the fountain to spread love in our community! Wear reds and pinks and bring an encouraging poster to display. After we spread love at the Fountain, those that are able will head to the homes of a few of our homebound church members to sing. You can send a fun "love song" idea to Tracie for caroling.

The Kid: Family Fun Day at Painting with a Twist (Asheville, NC)
          Calling all super fans! We'll pre-sketch this little sweetie for you so you can kick back and enjoy! Family friendly for 7+, BYOB snacks and food-beer and wine welcome for those over 21. Social distancing and mask guidelines in place. Read About Event for details! This cutie is also available in a Take Home Kit with video instructions if you'd rather paint him from home! Visit the Take Home Kits tab on our website to find out more. We have some great deals for 2 person Paint Parties and more right now! 
Veterans/Gold Star Family Charitable Volunteer Event--Saturday, February 20th, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

A series of free, online turkey hunting seminars are coming up in March from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Classes will be held 7-8 p.m. with an interactive Q&A session at the end. Classes are Tuesday, March 2: Biology for Hunters, Regulations, Where to Hunt and Scouting. Wednesday, March 3: Firearms, Ammo, Clothing and Miscellaneous Equipment. Thursday, March 4: Hunting Techniques and Strategies. Space is limited with pre-registration required at www.ncwildlife.org. Classes will be held via Zoom. 

The Special Liberty Project, which serves Veterans, Gold Star Families and active-duty/veteran Suicide Spouses with nature-centric programs, retreats and peer support, is hosting two Volunteer Days at the organization’s new Farm and Retreat Center in Franklin on Feb. 20 and March 6. Both are from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided. To RSVP or for more information, call 619-726-9240 or e-mail Jessica@speciallibertyproject.org

Sylva First United Methodist Church will host a Father Daughter Drive-In Movie Night at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in the church parking lot. Due to copyright laws, the name of the movie cannot be announced. Each couple will receive a concession box to enjoy during the evening. Couples are asked to sign up online at Register@sylvafumc.org

Jackson Arts Market- Woolybooger Live Tomorrow at 1PM

Saturdays 1:00-5:00 PM
533 West Main St Sylva, NC
Free outdoor arts experience with LIVE MUSIC , 20+ artists, and demos sharing their artistic process of creating hand made pieces. Hot Tea, Baked Goods,Bar and restaurant

Swain County Caring Corner (SCCC) is still open and accepting patients.  It is located at Restoration House (Bryson City United Methodist Church) 81 Academy Street, Bryson City NC 28713. Clinic Hours are Thursdays 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Office Hours Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. to noon. Call 828.341.1998 to see if you qualify to receive medical care from volunteer providers


Hunter Blalock & Tim Moore @ Curahee Brewing(Franklin, NC) Friday at 7 pm 

Lazy Hiker Brewing (Franklin)
 
 Lazy Hiker Brewing (Sylva) - Friday Feb. 19th at 7 -Mike Chaet moved to the North Georgia area from West Palm Beach Florida 8 years ago, where he worked with many sound companies providing concert sound for many acts including Isaac Hayes, The Pointer Sisters, Chuck Berry, George Thorogood, Edwin Mccain, and many others.
Solo Acoustic Musician

Macon County nonprofit organizations have until Feb. 26, to apply for county funds through the Macon County Community Funding Pool (CFP). Application forms and instructions are available at www.maconnc.org. Hard copies are available at Macon County Public Library on Siler Farm Road in Franklin, the Hudson Library on Main Street in Highlands, and the Nantahala Public Library on Nantahala School Road

Bryson City Wine Market offers a glass of wine and a Market Plate Monday through Saturday as well as special flight tastings from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday

There will be a free wine tasting from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday and 2 to 5 p.m every Saturday at The Wine Bar & Cellar in Sylva. 828.631.3075.

Nantahala Brewing (Sylva) will host live music semi-regularly on the weekends. Free and open to the public. www.nantahalabrewing.com.

Balsam Falls Brewing (Sylva) will host an open mic from 8 to 10 p.m. every Thursday. Free and open to the public.
http://balsamfallsbrewing.com/

Macon County Public Health is currently vaccinating those eligible under Group 2. This group includes those who are 65 years of age or older, regardless of health status. Those who are eligible under this phase, to receive a vaccination, can call (828)349-2517 to schedule an appointment. Vaccine appointments will be at Macon County Public Health located at 1830 Lakeside Drive in Franklin, and will be conducted through a drive-thru clinic.
 

JCDPH continues to work with community partners to get as many people vaccinated as soon as supply allows. We continue to vaccinate those who fall into Group 1 and Group 2. We have updated our pre-registration process to better meet the needs of our community. Updates are as follows:
> If you are in Group 1 or 2 and HAVE ALREADY pre-registered, a JCDPH staff member will call you to confirm your appointment. This may take weeks as appointment slots are based on our very limited vaccine supply. Please be patient.
> If you are in Group 1 or 2 and HAVE NOT pre-registered, please call 828-631-HELP. A staff member will be able to assist you and confirm your pre-registration.
> If you are in Group 1 or 2 and ARE UNSURE if you have pre-registered, please call 828-631-HELP. A staff member will be able to assist you and confirm your pre-registration.
JCDPH has removed the online pre-registration link at this time. We may re-open this link as we move to additional Groups.
It is important for our community to know that our vaccination plan will take months- not weeks- to roll out. We’re asking for patience from our friends, families, and neighbors. We’re offering limited appointments each week and will add more appointments as we get more supply. Until then, let’s do what we know works—wash your hands, wait 6 feet apart, and wear a face mask.
For updates and timely information, please visit our website at http://health.jacksonnc.org/covid19 or read our COVID-19 Vaccine at JCDPH FAQ at https://tinyurl.com/COVID19VaxFAQJacksonCounty.

Beginning today, Tuesday, January 25, 2021, individuals who need to register or schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination should call 828-524-1500. The Call Center is operating Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Macon County is currently vaccinating individuals’ eligible for Group 1 (Health Care Workers with in-person Patient Contact) and Group 2 (Individuals age 65 and over). Those who are eligible under either of these groups who have not registered or need to schedule an appointment should call 828-524-1500.

Celebrate Recovery at Discover Church every Monday night,  6 to 8 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. Free childcare up to five years old for attending parents. Discover Church is located at 47 Macon Center Dr. (behind Bojangles). For more information, email cr@discover.church for questions

Grief Share Group: Grieving for the loss of someone close to you? GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life. We know it hurts, and we want to help. Grief Share will meet on Wednesdays at 5:30 in the Chapel. COVID precautions are taken and online is an option. We have free workbooks in the conference room.
Want to come in person? Sign up at https://www.griefshare.org/groups/130532
Want to take the course online? Sign up at https://www.griefshare.org/groups/130533


 


4-H PLANT SALE Macon County 4-H. Orders will be taken through Thursday, March 12.  Apple Trees, Cherry Trees, Pear Trees, Plum Trees, Blackberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Elderberry and Strawberry plants (828)349-2046.

Appalachian Animal Rescue Center is looking for volunteers to help at the thrift store. Call for information about the store (828)369-3046 or the shelter (828)524-4588 if you are interested in volunteering.

Smoky Mountain Pregnancy Care Centers in Cullowhee and Franklin have an educational parenting program to earn “points” to use to obtain free items for your family. The centers carry formula, diapers, wipes, baby items and clothing up to size 6, as well as strollers, car seats, high chairs, pack n’ plays, etc. Donations are always welcome. Services are free and confidential. For more information or an appointment, call (828)349-3200, (828)293-3600 or smpcc.org

CareNet on Bidwell Street will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  A box of food may be picked up once a week.

Uptown Gallery on Main Street new hours are Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Five Fire Departments in Macon County – Nantahala, Cullasaja, Sky Valley, Clarks Chapel, and Burningtown – are open Monday thru Fridays for drive up food deliveries from 1 to 4 p.m. for anyone who needs food.

Employment assistance is offered by NC Works Career Center from 1:30-4 p.m. on the first Friday of every month at Marianna Black Library in Bryson City. 488.3030 or www.fontanalib.org.
To have your yard sale included here for FREE, email it to editor@thesouthernscoopnews.com

Yard Sale- used items. Clothing by the bag, etc
FINAL Liquidation sale for Mountain Armour- everything must go!! At Mountain Armour on Middle Skeenah Rd in Macon County. Across from South Macon School, next to Action Tire. Saturday, February 20 from 9-2


HUGH INDOOR MOVING SALE Friday, Feb. 19th, Feb. 26th & Saturday, Feb. 20th & Feb. 27th from 9am til 2 pm, everything must go and priced to sell. High end antiques, furniture, wool area rugs, large leveled mirrors, antiques desk, walnut & glass bookcases, statues, art work and tons of concrete yard décor and so much more. Life time collection. Rain or Shine. 858 Old Settlement Road, about 1 mile off Hwy 107, Sylva, NC. 50-51*

Free Food and Clothing at Trinity Church on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon., 6971 Georgia Road, Franklin.  Items include new and gently used clothing and perishable and pre-boxed, non-perishable food.  For food only, simply drive-up and it will be loaded into your vehicle.  Masks required for indoor clothing shopping.  First come, first serve.  For more information, call (828)524-2196.

Sylva First United Methodist Church will host a Father Daughter Drive-In Movie Night at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, in the church parking lot. Due to copyright laws, the name of the movie cannot be announced. Each couple will receive a concession box to enjoy during the evening. Couples are asked to sign up online at Register@sylvafumc.org. Call 828.586.2358 for more information. The church is located at 77 Jackson Street in downtown Sylva.

Franklin First Baptist Church Drive by for February Sunshine Treats every Saturday in February between 2 to 3:30 p.m. Remain in your car as you receive hot chocolate, homemade cookies plus a bag of fruit per car. 

Celebrate Recovery at Discover Church every Monday night,  6 to 8 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. Free childcare up to five years old for attending parents. Discover Church is located at 47 Macon Center Dr. (behind Bojangles). For more information, email cr@discover.church for questions

Grace Baptist Church 22nd Anniversary will be held on Sunday, Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m. One Step Closer will be singing. Preacher Gary Moore willl deliver the message. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 130 Setser Branch Rd.

Prentiss Church of God is holding Sunday worship service in its sanctuary beginning at 10:30 a.m. Social distancing is observed and safety measures are in place. Pastor Kevin Chapman invites the community to attend. Services are also streamed online on the Prentiss Church of God Facebook page. The church is located at  59 Church Hill Lane, off Addington Bridge Road. Phone: (828)369-3885.


Spiritual Light Center is now open for in-person services every Sunday at 11 a.m.  Covid-19 protocols are in place. The public is invited. The center is located at 80 Heritage Hollow Dr., Franklin.

Tellico Baptist Church is now having in-person Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. inside the church building with the Reverend L. E. Angel. Everyone is welcome.

First Alliance Church Sunday Services are held in-person and on Facebook at 10:30 a.m., Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. The church is located in Franklin at 31 Promise Lane (off Womack next door to Trimont Christian Academy). For more information, call the church office at (828)369-7977.

Memorial United Methodist Church Anonymous Call-in Prayer Line. If you need prayer,  call (828)369-0707. Leave a message with your prayer request, and the church will be happy to pray for you or whoever you request prayers for. You may also leave a request for a call back if you need one.
 
Macon County Dept. of Social Services 
Child Welfare Social Workers needed.  Advanced, professional level casework providing protective and on-going case management services.  Details at  https://www.maconnc.org/.
To Apply – Complete State of NC Application PD-107 submitted to NC Works at 5 West Main St. Franklin, NC 28734.


 Full-time additional administrative staff to our local Edward Jones team in Franklin, NC.

Job Description:

* Ability to deepen and broaden client relationships

* Experience in identifying opportunities to create efficiency

* Experience working independently and managing multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment

* Proficiency in current office technology

* Willingness to learn how financial services / markets work

To apply for this position, visit https://careers.edwardjones.com and enter 58173BR in the search field.

- Bill DeWandeler
   Financial Advisor
   81 W Main St
   Franklin, NC 28734
   (828) 369-5383
   www.edwardjones.com/bill-dewandeler



Macon Citizens Habilities, Inc
Macon Group Home - Franklin

39 Hour Shift: Mon, Thurs, Fri (5PM-10PM) Sat, Sun (7AM-7PM) Iotla Group Home - Franklin

37.5 Hour Split ShiF: Mon-Fri (7AM-10AM, 5PM-9PM)

40 Hour ShiF: Mon-Thurs (11PM-9AM)

Jackson County-

Smoky Group Home - Sylva

32 Hour Shift: Fri (5PM-9PM) Sat and Sun (7AM-9PM)

34 Hour Shift: Thurs (5PM-9PM) Fri, Sat, Sun (11PM-9AM)

36 Hour Shift: Mon-Fri (6AM-11AM) Mon-Wed (5PM-9PM)

60 Hour Shift (7 on 7 off): Mon-Fri (4PM-9PM) Sat and Sun (7AM-10PM)

60 Hour Shitf (7 on 7 off): Mon-Fri (4PM-9PM) Sat and Sun (7AM-10PM)

Webster Group Home - Sylva (Webster Community)

19 Hour Shift: Mon (4p-9P) Sat and Sun (7A-2P)

19 Hour Shift: Tues (4p-9P) Sat and Sun (2P-9P)

22.5 Hour Shift: Mon-Fri (630AM-11AM)

35 Hour Shift: Fri (4P-9P) Sat and Sun (7A-10P)

Visit our Facebook Page "Macon Citizen HabliBes, Inc" for Benefits and Requirements.

 

Grandview Manor Care Center

We are looking to hire two individuals to join our personal care team! Both positions will work directly with our residents to ensure all of their needs are met. 

We have an opening on our second shift (3PM-11PM) and an opening on our third shift (11PM-7AM). Both positions can be full or part-time and come with flexible scheduling, educational opportunities and a great team to work with. Please apply on here, or send us a direct message with any questions. 

 

Hampton Inn Franklin

 Front Desk Person Fri thru Sunday 8am-4pm $9.45 Personable & Reliable, Housekeepers full and part-time $9.25. Applications at front desk 244 Cunningham Rd., No phone calls.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina,

a nonprofit mentoring organization, is searching for a part-time (20 hours a week) Program Coordinator of its Swain County branch. Under the supervision of the Executive and Assistant Director, the Program Coordinator proactively performs the leadership role in the program team approach in the areas of enrollment and matching. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related human services field. Experience in related field is desired, but not required. Ability to travel within service area and to work flexible hours, including weekends, is required. To learn more, including job responsibilities and how to apply, visit https://www.bbbswnc.org/job-openings/.

 

Jackson County Parks and Recreation

Is recruiting for a Seasonal Park Worker (weekends) to clean and perform daily trash pick-up of the parks and restrooms. This employee will also perform general duties such as basic plumbing, general repair, painting, landscaping, mowing and other duties as needed. Work Period is March - October. Work Schedule: Friday through Monday, 32 hours per weekend. High School Diploma or GED required and possess a valid NC Driver license. Prefer at least one year of landscaping or general maintenance experience. To apply, submit an Application for Employment to the Sylva branch of the NCWorks Career Center or the Jackson County Human Resources Office. https://www.jacksonnc.org/employment-opportunities Closing Date: 2/12/2021.

 

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