Spring Newsletter 2010
As evidenced by the abundance of blooming wildflowers, it's obvious
that spring has arrived to the North Carolina Mountains! Families of
deer, flocks of turkey and an occasional grouse are commonly spotted
by observant folks. And though most mornings are cool and crisp, the
afternoons sure get pleasantly warm.
Have you met our talented caretaker Billy Parker and his wife,
Virginia? They both have lived their entire lives in the Martins Creek
area of Cherokee County. Their welcoming character will warm your
heart. And their extensive knowledge of the local area and folklore will
keep you captivated.
Thanks to Billy -- and in response to the helpful feedback we have
received from many of you -- improvements to our nature trail at
Overlook Martins Creek are ongoing. For example, Billy used traditional
Appalachian hand tools to fashion a rustic log bridge that will
invoke memories of yesteryear. Plus several handcrafted natural-log
benches have been placed in secluded areas along our
rushing stream to allow strollers a convenient place to
rest. Additionally, Billy widened the trail in several
areas and installed inconspicuous rope handrails where
needed to ensure your hiking experience is a safe one.
We will be stocking the fish pond with small fingerlings
just as soon as the final improvements are completed.
So next time you're in the neighborhood be sure to try
your luck at fishing or simply spread out a picnic blanket
And lastly, we would like to welcome the newest members of our Overlook Martins Creek family,
Randy and Dana Everhart. They have moved into a beautiful Craftsman-style home with panoramic
views from their front porch. And when they feel the need to connect with the rest of the world, they
also have high speed fiber optic internet access. What more could they ask for?