Hundreds of people turned out for the first Swannanoa Winterfest, held in Grovemont Square on December 14. The event featured a European-style holiday market, great food, festive lights, caroling, musical entertainment, hot drinks, warm fires for roasting marshmallows, and even a visit from Olaf the Snowman! Swannanoa Winterfest will return on December 12, 2020. Don’t miss it!
As part of an effort to encourage healthy eating, the Swannanoa Ingles is now offering free fruit for kids. Your child can choose a banana, apple or orange to eat while you shop. The free fruit cart is located near the entrance to the produce department.
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).