Crews put the finishing touches on the sidewalk and concrete pad for one of Swannanoa’s two new bus shelters on U.S. 70.
Work is continuing on a major renovation and addition at Community High School in Swannanoa. The historic brick building (far left in the photo) was built in the 1920s. It was home to Swannanoa High School until the 1950s, when the Black Mountain and Swannanoa schools consolidated.
Fall in the Swannanoa Valley was brief but breathtaking this year, as this photo of the fields at Warren Wilson College attests. Photo courtesy of Jeff Gresko.
The Swannanoa Community Garden now boasts a new pavilion, thanks to some very talented and dedicated volunteers. Construction of the pavilion was made possible by a generous grant from the Black Mountain – Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund. The pavilion will be used for events, classroom instruction, and a gathering spot for garden volunteers. The Swannanoa Community Garden is sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS), and all produce grown in the garden is donated to our neighbors in need.
Moviegoers wait for the sun to set in Grovemont Square so that the free outdoor screening of Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” can begin. The Cinema on the Square outdoor movie series concluded on Friday, October 7, but will be back next year. Cinema on the Square is sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS), the Swannanoa Community Council, and the Friends of the Swannanoa Library.
Project Architect Bill Bauman and Volunteer Doug Lebbon work on construction of the new pavilion at the Swannanoa Community Garden. The pavilion will be used for classroom instruction, as well as a gathering place for garden volunteers. The pavilion project is being funded through a generous grant awarded to Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS) by the Black Mountain – Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund, an affiliate of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.