Monthly Archives: August 2014

Brevard Project 365 – Day 364

image… my first in-flight lesson with pilot Phil… learning how to talk on the radio… ;-)

image

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 363

image… at Bear Arms on Rosman Highway… ;-)

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 362

image… getting dog treats for the boys… ;-)image

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 361

image… poking around my favorite store, Underground Salvage…image

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevardian of the Week: Philip Jarrett!

PhilipJarrettcroppedPlace of employment (what do you do & where?): Store Manager at Brevard Ingles

Any funny stories to share about your job?
I have several customers in the store that I like to scare when they come in to the store.

Any money-saving shopping tips (or best-kept secrets about Ingles) that you can share with us all?
Buy Laura-Lynn products… a lot cheaper than national prands and just as good. A lot are made by national brand companies.

What’s your biggest pet peeve, things shoppers do?
I hate it when a customer decides they don’t want something and they set it on the shelf and it ruins (like meat or frozen items).

Have you ever want to scream across the store, “People, a winter storm doesn’t mean it’s the end of civilization as we know it”…?
I have thought that several times, but the blizzard of ’93 changed that.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever seen people do in the store (that you can share)? Rolling turkeys down the aisle?
I’ve been in three different stores where customers have hit the gas instead of the gas and drove through the front windows.

What’s one item on your bucket list?
I would love to go to Alaska.

Ever had a brush with a celebrity in the Brevard Ingles?
Have not been lucky enough to see any celebrities in the 9 months I’ve been at the Brevard store.

Your favorite way to spend free time:
Love to play golf, hunt, fish and do anything outside.

If you were to give special praise to someone right now, who would it be?
The customers of Brevard that have made me feel so welcome in Brevard.

What’s one of the earliest memories you have of your childhood?
Had to get up at 4am on Christmas morning because my Dad worked at WLOS and had to open the station.

Have you ever had a nightmare boss?
I am lucky to have had great bosses.

What’s the best part about being the boss (at Ingles)?
I’ve always enjoyed the one-on-one relationship with customers in the store – Brevard customers are the best!

What’s the worst part of being the boss (at Ingles)?
Anything that happens bad always comes down to me. Nothing is really bad though.

Would you change careers if you could go back and do it all over again?
I wouldn’t change a thing. It has been a great place to work 40 years.

What song (or music artist) takes you back to your high school days?
Anytime a song is played by the group Boston.

Who was your favorite singer or group growing up?
Kiss – hard to believe?

What kind of music do you like to listen to today?
I like classic rock & southern gospel music.

What’s the naughtiest thing you did as a child?
Not really naughty, but when I was in the 1st grade, I walked down to a creek to see if it had frozen before school, and time got away from me. The school called my mother to see where I was because other students had seen me that morning. Needless to say, everyone was in a panic. An hour later, I walked in to the classroom. I was in big trouble at home.

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 360

hostesstable… the hostess table at Jaime’s… love it!

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 359

statue… the “Drawing from the Human Form” exhibit runs through September 19 at the Transylvania Community Arts Council… and includes works from artists Ben Long, James Daniel and Angela Cunningham…charcoal2
painting

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 358

image… Broad Street Wines has an amazing selection of wine… including this Chardonnay… owner Connie is so helpful and fun to chat with… go see her!

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 357

image… picking up peach gelato at Kiwi Gelato (and some rosemary fig port gelato, too)… and quick chat with Richard about New Zealand ;-)

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 356

image… Binky at the St. Philip’s thrift store pointed out to me that they just received a whole shipment of brand new wedding gowns (all with tags still on and all gorgeous!), and they’re all for sale for $50… amazing deals!

... $4500 wedding dress for $50!

… $4500 wedding dress for $50!

The Shop of St. Philip’s is located at 44 Four Seasons Plaza and is open Monday-Saturday 10am to 4pm. 828-884-9660… these won’t last, so definitely check it out!

image

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 355

image… this is what B.A. looks like when he hasn’t seen me and wants some lovin’…

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 354

image… my sweet guy is back in town finally… meeting up at Brevard Brewery and off to dinner now… ;-)

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 353

image… sitting in on a wine purveyor’s tasting for the restaurant as Jaime selects wines… ;-)

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 352

image… girls night at Oskar Blues TC Arts fundraiser… my first time in the bar upstairs… t-shirts and Oskar Blues merchandise for sale in the back corner…

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 351

image… picking up lunch to go at Rocky’s… looking at t-shirts while I wait for our order…

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

…early morning at the barn…

image… feeding the cats… they are the sweetest boys… xo

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 350

… photos from our August 12 Brevard Chamber “After Hours” event at the Aethewold… (co-hosted by Steve Owen & Associates & the Aethelwold)…

... over 120 people attended...

… over 120 people attended…

Craig Melby & Jennifer Merrell...

Craig Melby & Jennifer Merrell…

... (new dad) Jeremy Owen and Dee Dee Perkins...

… (new dad) Jeremy Owen and Dee Dee Perkins…

_DSC0013

 

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 349

image… spent today at Biltmore… ;-)

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 348

image… exactly three years ago today we were at Rocky’s celebrating the first day of school with chocolate milkshakes!

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 347

image… I noticed this sign on the window of the Transylvania Humane Society Thrift Store today as I walked by… 6 month old female rabbit looking for a home…image

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 346

image… at Pure
Pets saying hi to owner Nita Hunt and buying catnip and toys for XO and B.A…. ;-)

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevardian of the Week: White squirrel rehabilitator Jennifer Burgin!

Jennifer Burgin feeding a rescued squirrel

Jennifer Burgin feeding a rescued squirrel

Spouse & children: Kelly Burgin, and children James (age 29) and Jordan (age 27)

Place of employment (what do you do & where?): I’m an RN at Care Partners Home Hospice, I am one of the weekend on-call nurses

How did you come to be a wildlife rehabilitator?
I had always loved animals and ‘rehabbed’ long before I knew that was what it was called or that you had to be licensed.

What are some typical things you do (and see) in your work with animals?
I now work almost exclusively with squirrels. In the past, I rehabilitated many different types of animals. Most of the squirrels I get are orphans. They usually also have some type of injury, either from a fall from the nest, or when a tree fell or was cut down. Also, many have bites and scratches from the cat or dog that found them. I also get a lot of squirrels that have head or spinal cord injuries, most often from being hit by a car. Because of my experience and training, I specialize in critical care, the ones that come in with severe injuries and wounds. I usually send the healthy orphans to other rehabilitators once they are stabilized.

"Monkey"

“Monkey”

What’s the craziest call you’ve ever gotten related animals?
There are so many crazy stories. Someone called about a nest that came crashing down out of a tree and they said the squirrels were almost full grown but their tails were tied together. I thought they were exaggerating, but when the family arrived with a big cardboard box inside were four squirrels and their tails were actually knotted together with pine tar and twigs. Then there was the squirrel that I had to give CPR.

Jennifer holding a squirrel she rescued

Jennifer holding a squirrel she rescued

Do you have a favorite animal you’ve worked with?
The squirrel, of course.

Do you think animals have feelings?
Yes, but not in the way humans understand feelings.

... baby white squirrels

… some baby white squirrels Jennifer saved

Have you ever been in a life-threatening situation with animals?
Not my life, but many of the animals are very close to death when I get them.

IMG_2077

How many white squirrels have you rescued in all (in addition to the one at my house… do you remember that??)
Of course I remember the one at your house. I can’t say for sure, but I’m sure at least a hundred.

Jennifer will explain this photo on-air today!

Jennifer will explain this photo on-air today, I’m sure!

Any funny stories to share re white squirrels?
There was a lady that called me who regularly fed and watched the white squirrels in her neighborhood. She noticed one lying very still at the bottom of a tree at the edge of her property and began to worry when she saw it hadn’t moved all morning. Then she noticed another that also appeared lifeless and was worried that someone may be poisoning the neighborhood squirrels. She had a very steep hill in the back yard and couldn’t safely get down there herself to check on them. I agreed to come to her home and investigate. When I finally got there and climbed down I discovered the two white squirrels were really a couple of discarded plastic grocery bags. Of course she was so embarrassed; we had a good laugh about it. I meet the nicest most caring people in the world through these animals. It says a lot about someone’s character if they willing to take the time out of their busy day to try to find help for an orphaned or injured animal.

whiteboyPT2

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A vet

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 345

image… Don and Tammy made out like bandits with the door prizes at tonight’s Brevard Chamber After Hours at the Aethelwold! ;-)

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 344

IMG_9341… meet the newest member of the Steve Owen & Associates family… you can come see her anytime at our front desk at 6 E. Main Street… ;-)

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 343

IMG_9356… beautiful horses on this foggy Sunday morning… xo

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 342

IMG_9349… sweet little war protestor out in front of the courthouse today… ;-)

... and other dogs  a few blocks away enjoying the music of Nikki Talley at the Farmers Market

… and other dogs a few blocks away enjoying the music of Nikki Talley at the Farmers Market

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 341

IMG_9351… at Starbucks in Ingles waiting on a drink… apparently these are Brevard’s top coffees… ;-)

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 340

IMG_9342… in the WSQL studio today… full life-size cutout… I’m told this was Don DeBiase’s idea… it looks real!

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevardian of the Week: Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) York!

LizChildren: Erin (age 27), Michael & Colleen (age 25 – twins), Mary Elizabeth (age 22)

Place of employment: Family Physician at Brevard Family Practice

What do you love most about your job?
Working with people of all ages – listening to them one-on-one and working together with them to improve or maintain their health.

How are you enjoying your new life in Brevard?
Love it!  However, I have been so busy since moving here a month ago, I haven’t had enough time to explore, etc.

Do you have favorite Brevard spots yet (restaurants, places to shop, etc.)?
Not yet, – having just moved here, I am still in the process of sampling all the various restaurants, etc.

How do you spend your free time (when not working)? 
I love the outdoors – hiking, backpacking, etc.  I am hoping to get back into tennis, which I used to play regularly. I also like to read, listen to music, go out with friends etc.

What’s the one thing you like best about living in Brevard?
The proximity to these beautiful mountains and all that goes along with it.  So far, everyone I have met has been very friendly and everyone seems to really enjoy living here.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
That changed over time… teacher, interpreter, physical therapist.  I really did not decide on medicine until halfway through college.

Dr. York with her children

Dr. York with her children

What are some items on your bucket list?
I would like to spend an extended time volunteering with a group such as Doctors Without Borders.

Dr. York tending to patients in Haiti

Dr. York tending to patients in Haiti

Ever had a brush with a celebrity?
Got to meet the late great singer songwriter Harry Chapin after a concert years ago.

What are you most proud of in your life?
My children –  that they have turned into kind and caring young adults.

What do you remember as your favorite subject in school? (and least favorite subject)
I loved biology class – ended up being a Biology major in college.  I never did care for physics or calculus though.

Did you ever pretend to be sick as an excuse to stay home from school?
No, my mother would never let us get away with that!

Who was your favorite singer or group growing up? 
As a preteen, I loved the Monkees. Later my tastes evolved to singers such as Cat Stevens, James Taylor and then others such as Springsteen, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac.

What kind of music do you like to listen to now?
An eclectic variety… old stuff, but also newer groups such as Avett Brothers, Mumford and Sons, and music from Broadway musicals such as Les Mis.

Click below to read the rest of Dr. Liz York’s profile…
Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 339

image… practice, practice, practice… at the Lake Toxaway Learning Center… just hit a tray of golf balls…

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 338

image… when I was in Highland Books today, I saw this on the front door about Daddatz’s book: “Copies of  this book available for sale here!”  ;-)

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 337

golf2… fun golf lesson at Lake Toxaway Country Club… Lou is a patient, patient man… ;-)

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 336

image… some gorgeous old beams going in to Jaime’s restaurant at 44 East Main… ;-)

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 335

image… fun dinner at Hobnob with “Floyd” and Phil ;-)

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Brevard Project 365 – Day 334

image… first peek at the new juice bar name as they finalize signage, Brevard Farmacy (I love it!)… I will definitely be at their grand opening… I absolutely love the juice bar… have one every time I’m downtown! (Pink Cloud is my favorite)  ;-)

Leave a Comment

Filed under Uncategorized