Work is progressing rapidly at East Haven, the affordable apartment complex under construction near the corner of Riverwood Road and U.S. 70 in Swannanoa. When completed in summer or fall of 2020, the complex will feature 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments with rents from approx. $260 – $700 per month. Anyone who thinks they might be interested in applying for an apartment should call Mountain Housing Opportunities, 828-254-4030, to have their name placed on the East Haven list.
Local historian, Bill Alexander, leads a group on a tour of “Old Town” Swannanoa, the once-thriving historic Swannanoa business district, located just west of the former Beacon mill site. The tour took place on Saturday, September 28, and was sponsored by the Swannanoa Valley Museum.
Moviegoers gathered in Grovemont Square, adjacent to the Swannanoa Library, to enjoy an outdoor screening of ‘The Dark Crystal’ on Friday, September 20. The Cinema on the Square outdoor movie series is sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS), the Swannanoa Community Council, and the Friends of the Swannanoa Library.
You never know what you’ll find at the Swannanoa Community Yard Sale. This young man scored a drum set at the most recent sale, held in the Ingles parking lot on Saturday, October 5. The Swannanoa Community Yard Sale is sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS), and takes place twice each year, in the spring and fall.
Swannanoa’s outdoor concert series, Groovin’ on Grovemont, closed out its 2019 season on August 6. This year’s concertgoers were treated to three great evenings of free music, fabulous food, and breathtaking mountain views. Groovin’ on Grovemont is brought to you by two local nonprofits, the Swannanoa Community Council and the Friends of the Swannanoa Library.
Cheerful marigolds have recently been added to the new planting bed that surrounds the Welcome To Swannanoa sign. The bed was built, and is maintained, by Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS).
Work is continuing this summer on the new Community High School building in Swannanoa. The historic Swannanoa High School facade will remain, but much of the original building is being demolished. In the photo above, you can see the new building attached to the red brick facade of Swannanoa High School.
Demolition and grading work has begun at the site of the new 95-unit East Haven affordable apartment complex at the NW corner of Riverwood Road and U.S. 70. The first order of business was removal of the vacant red brick house that sat on the lot (most recently the location of Moments Coffee Shop). East Haven is a project of Mountain Housing Opportunities, mtnhousing.org.
Record numbers of sellers and buyers descended on the Ingles parking lot for the May 4 Swannanoa Community Yard Sale, sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa. The yard sale is held twice each year, in spring and fall.