As we go to press with this newsletter, Swannanoa is still digging out from a winter storm that dumped anywhere from 7 to 17 inches of snow on the Valley, with the greatest accumulations to the east and at higher elevations. Although the storm didn’t pack quite the punch that the forecasters predicted, it was still enough snow to cause major headaches for some. But despite the negatives, it sure is beautiful, and it provided Swannanoa residents with lots of opportunities for fun in the snow. We asked folks to share snowman pictures on the FANS Facebook page ~ here are some of our favorites.
Firedancers (above) entertain the crowd at this year’s first Groovin’ on Grovemont outdoor concert, held on July 10 in Grovemont Square, adjacent to the Swannanoa Library. The newly-constructed Grovemont Park Performance Pavilion is in the background. This year’s Groovin’ on Grovemont drew some of the largest crowds in the event’s 16-year history. The final concert took place on August 7.