Recent storms have brought much-needed rain to Swannanoa, along with opportunities for chasing rainbows. Visitors to Owen Park were treated to this beautiful sight when a surprise afternoon thunderstorm passed through.
Hundreds of enthusiastic shoppers made off with treasures at the Swannanoa Community Yard Sale on April 30. These popular twice-annual events are sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS). The next yard sale is coming in the fall – stay tuned for details.
Volunteers put the finishing touches on the Swannanoa Community Garden‘s new hoop house. Special thanks to Jeff Dektor for his many hours of work on this project! The Community Garden is sponsored by FANS and is located on Clover Lane, off Lake Eden Road.
This image of the Swannanoa River, often titled “Lover’s Bridge on the Swannanoa,” was one of the favorites of postcard makers in the early 1900s. Does anyone know where the “Lover’s Bridge” was located? To read a Rob Neufeld “Portraits of the Past” article in the Asheville Citizen-Times that features this postcard image, please click here. Photo courtesy of Library of Congress.
This photo from the Swannanoa Valley Museum’s collection shows the Swannanoa train depot and businesses along Railroad Street in the old downtown Swannanoa. It was probably taken during the blizzard that hit western North Carolina in March, 1936.
This photo of the Swannanoa River was taken several days after the recent January 2016 storm that dumped about a foot of snow on our area.