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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:00

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Mad Anthony’s ‘Grand Reopening’

Mad Anthony’s Taproom & Restaurant will have a “Grand Reopening” from noon to 2 a.m. Saturday, July 29, at 180 Legion Drive in Waynesville (behind Bogart’s).

The 4,000-square-foot building features 50 taps and a large lounging area. The small plate kitchen is expected to be opened by early August.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will be on-hand and co-hosting the July 29 event, with special selections available for tasting and purchase. Music will be provided by Tonology (rock/acoustic) at 9 p.m.


Sarge’s ‘Dog Walk’

The 12th annual Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation “Dog Walk” will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Haywood County Courthouse in Waynesville.

The fundraiser, supporting the homeless dogs and cats of Haywood County, is a much-loved community event, bringing hundreds of dogs and their families to walk on Waynesville’s Main Street. The 9 a.m. start time is one hour earlier than past years to beat the heat for the safety of the dogs and their humans. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

The Downtown Dog Walk is one of Sarge’s biggest fundraisers of the year. The scene is a wonderful blend of tail wagging and smiles, as dogs and their humans congregate on the courthouse lawn before the walk.

“This event is not only a fun time for all — it gives the community an opportunity to be a part of helping with the medical costs, supplies, food, boarding, fostering and transporting animals to find their forever homes,” said Felisha Yon, co-chairman of the event.

The Sarge’s Downtown Dog Walk begins and ends at the Haywood County Courthouse on Main Street in Waynesville. Following dog walk, there will be contests, including best-dressed dog, best dog trick and best tail-wagging dog.

Registration forms will be available soon at There is a $15 fee for each dog walking in the event. This fee includes a dog walk goody bag and dog bandana.

Registration forms also include a Partner’s Pledge Form to allow walkers to gather donations from friends and family. There will be prizes for people collecting the most money with their teams on the Partner Pledge form. Anyone who collects at least $20 in donations will receive a free official Sarge’s Dog Walk T-shirt.

The official 2017 Downtown Dog Walk T-shirt will be available for $15 for adults and $10 for children. The T-shirts will also be on sale at pre-registration and at the dog walk.

“If you can’t join in that day, you can still help,” Yon said. “Sign up to be a virtual walker. Sponsor a Sarge’s foster dog for $15 and a volunteer will walk a foster dog for you. What a treat for a foster dog to be able to join the fun.”

For information on Sarge’s work to save dogs and cats in Haywood County, visit, “Like” on Sarge’s Facebook page or call 828.246.9050.


Native Voices discussion series to conclude

As part of the Native Voices exhibit at the Jackson County Public Library, Vickie Bradley will be giving a talk at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 27, in Sylva. The discussion will mark the end of the exhibit.

Bradley is the Secretary of Public Health and Human Services for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. She will talk about the current state and future of Cherokee health.

The Native Voices traveling exhibition, produced by the National Library of Medicine, explores the connection between wellness, illness, and cultural life through a combination of interviews with Native people, artwork, objects, and interactive media. The exhibit has been open to the public since June 23 and has been viewed by several hundred people so far.

The National Library of Medicine has a history of working with Native communities as part of the library’s commitment to make health information resources accessible to people no matter where they live or work. The Native Voices exhibition concept grew out of meetings with Native leaders in Alaska, Hawaii and the lower 48 states.

This program is free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.

For more information, call the library at 828.586.2016 or visit



• Sneak E Squirrel Brewing (Sylva) will host the Jackson County Corn Hole Association on Monday evenings ($5 buy in, 100-percent payout), Karaoke with Captain Moose from 7 to 11 p.m. on Tuesdays, Trivia at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and a Guitar Hero Tournament at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. 828.586.6440.

• “The Wizard of Oz” train will depart at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. July 28-30 at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad depot in Bryson City. For tickets, visit

• There will be a free wine tasting from 1 to 5 p.m. July 29 and Aug. 5 at Bosu’s Wine Shop in Waynesville. or 828.452.0120.

• A free wine tasting will be held from 2 to 5 p.m.  July 29 and Aug. 5 at Papou’s Wine Shop in Sylva. or 828.631.3075.

• Free cooking demonstrations will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays at Country Traditions in Dillsboro. Watch the demonstrations, eat samples and taste house wines for $3 a glass. All recipes posted online.

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