2017 Family Resources Kids Fair at Konaheeta Park in Murphy NC

Our Poltrock Team Newsletter this month features The Family Resources’s annual Kid’s Fair at Konaheeta Park in Murphy NC. Read the feature article below and download a digital version of our entire newsletter by clicking the picture or link. You’ll find jokes,  a local calendar of events, and much more. Enjoy!

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A few excerpts of this month’s newsletter:

Kid’s Fair: This is the second year I’ve been fortunate to be the emcee of Family Resource’s Kid’s Fair! Each year,  local businesses sponsor Family Resources so they have the fair for free for families.

There were well over 400 hundred registered kids plus their families for around 1,000 people! With bounce houses, Rib Country BBQ, Face painting, toys, the US Forest Service, and so much more!

Family Resources is a local organization that is exactly as it sounds; their goal is to provide support for families in need no matter the need. They are supported by grants and donations. It’s a great group of folks making our community a better place.

 

Tri-County RacetrackThe racetrack has officially began burning gasoline! They’re open most Friday evenings for high speed, dirt slinging fun! Pits normally open around 4 and races start about 7:30. In addition to regular racing, they have demolition derby and Monster Trucks too!

Look for tips in the full newsletter for first timers!

8 Tips for Getting Your Murphy, NC Yard Ready for Outdoor Entertaining

With Memorial Day Weekend fast approaching, the summer cookout and barbeque season is almost here. If your Murphy, NC yard and deck have been looking a bit worn after the winter months, here are 8 easy tips that will help get them in shape for those festive get-togethers.

Clear Your Driveway and Walkways: Give your guests a warm welcome by providing a clear path to the party. Use a leaf blower or broom to remove leaf debris and/or grass from your driveway and walkways. Besides creating a favorable first impression, your guests won’t have to pick leaves and grass from their flip-flops.

Line Your Walkways with Solar Lights: If your party will extend into the evening hours, make it easy for your guests to navigate your property in the dark. Line your driveway and walkways with inexpensive solar lights, giving your landscape a “starry” look without breaking the bank.

Spruce Up the Lawn and Garden: If your lawn looks a bit unkempt, mow the grass and/or rake up leaf debris before the party. Take a walk around the property, and address any holes or other trip hazards.

In the flower or vegetable garden, remove any dead plants, and keep up your weeding work. Although you’re not striving for perfection, your guests will enjoy a nicely kept garden as much as you do. Continue reading “8 Tips for Getting Your Murphy, NC Yard Ready for Outdoor Entertaining”

Beautiful Mountain View Chalet in Tarheel North

Poltrock Team Listing of the day! Video open house for 200 Wandering Falls in Beautiful Tarheel North, listed for only $259,800. Watch to see – It’s Stunning! Know someone interested? Call us to see and buy today at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496.

Only a couple of miles to shops and restaurants in Downtown Murphy, yet offers so much privacy. Expansive wrap around porches and deck to enjoy the peaceful outdoors, there is even a small creek on the propety. Soaring ceilings with the warmth of tongue and groove wood, stacked stone fireplace and a wall of windows makes this home so inviting, you’ll never want to leave. A loft and large private master bedroom with a balcony overlooking the mountain view on the upper level. Plenty of room for family and friends with a finished basement including rec room and separte sleep space for the grandkids.

Wayne Went Above and Beyond

Wayne goes above and beyond to help you find the home suited for your needs. He was always readily available to talk. He also helped us find an agent in our current area to list our home.

— Thomas & Lora Pedicini

Donna Srabian was Excellent to Work With

Donna Srabian was excellent to work with. She showed us homes with the criteria we were looking for, and was responsive to my many questions about everything, from the process of searching for the home to my questions on moving to the town of Murphy. I would definitely recommend her and The  Poltrock Team.

— Lorraine Myers

Active Murphy, NC Seniors Invited to Senior Games and SilverArts Competitions

With our region’s popularity as a retirement destination, you’ll find plenty of active seniors hiking our mountain trails and strolling the Murphy, NC River Walk with their friends. Others engage their creative spirits with activities such as quilting, painting, or writing.

The annual Cherokee/Clay County Senior Games/SilverArts competition celebrates our older residents’ athletic and artistic accomplishments, and encourages them to keep their bodies, minds, and spirits active. The 2017 Senior Games/SilverArts events will be held from April 29 through May 20, and will take place at several Cherokee and Clay County venues.

SENIOR GAMES/SILVER ARTS THRIVE THROUGHOUT NORTH CAROLINA
When our Senior Games/SilverArts participants compete in their individual events, they’ll have plenty of company statewide. From February through June, you can attend 53 annual Senior Games competitions throughout North Carolina.

These popular events are the brainchild of sponsoring organization North Carolina Senior Games, Inc., launched in 1983 to create an integrated health promotion program for adults 50 years and older. Participants enjoy a sport or art form, culminating in an annual regional competition that’s supported by family, volunteers, and spectators. Continue reading “Active Murphy, NC Seniors Invited to Senior Games and SilverArts Competitions”

THE FINEST HOME IN MURPHY NC!

Talk about the most stunning home in Murphy! This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is one of the nicest homes you’ll find! It features tons of upgrades and stunning features both inside and out. Not only that, you’re situated in the best spot in downtown Murphy.

Outside it shines like no other. The home and double garage feature low maintenance hardieboard siding that is pristinely painted. It’s craftsman styled elegance features a timber frame flair. Combined with elegant stonework, you’re sure to fall in love before you even step in the front door. 

And if the outside isn’t enough, then inside the home is certain to win your heart. Immediately inside, there are several key features that jump out at you. The Lennox wood burning fireplace features stacked stone that stretches all the way to the vaulted tongue and groove ceiling. The Brazilian Andorra Mahogany hardwood floors are both exquisite and unique.  And the kitchen, oh the kitchen… The kitchen is extraordinary. It boasts granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, Solid cabinetry, and is perfect for the gourmet cook or microwave warrior. 

As you step into the fully finished basement, the entertainment room is the first thing you see – and it certainly doesn’t let you down!! Another stone fireplace with a Lennox wood burning case is quite impressive towering over the slate tile floors. Coupled with a wet bar, dry Finland cedar sauna, another porch, and so much more, you won’t believe just how stunning it is till you see it in person!

And the loft and master suite are great! The master bedroom is quite large and has its own walk-in closet and bathroom! The bathroom boasts both a tile shower and a whirlpool bathtub! It’s a stunning arrangement that you surely will enjoy waking up to every day.

Click here to see our Video Walk Through of this home

The Poltrock Team – REMAX of Murphy NC – www.iLoveMurphy.com – JohnPoltrock@gmail.com

Call us Toll Free at 1-866-Murphy-NC or 1-866-687-7496 – Murphy’s #1 Real Estate Team

Wayne Cofer did an awesome job

Our realtor Wayne Cofer did an awesome job for us especially since we were out of town for closing. He answered all our questions promptly, always returned phone calls and made sure everything went smoothly for a simultaneous closing with our home in SC. Wayne is very knowledgeable, professional and detail oriented. Would recommend Wayne to anyone looking for service & integrity.

—Terry Payne

8 Tips for Prepping Your Murphy, NC Vegetable Garden: April and May

April’s arrival means our planting season is ramping up, and our Murphy, NC gardeners are immersed in seed starting and vegetable transplanting activities. And with the May 10 “last frost” date fast approaching, planting warm-season veggies is just around the corner. Best of all, dedicated gardeners might already be rewarded with nicely growing cool-season vegetables, planted during February and/or March. To give your plants a good start, and keep them healthy and thriving, here are 8 tips that will set you up for gardening success. 


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Gardening in April can be like playing a roulette wheel. Much of the time, you can expect warm, sunny weather or spring showers – perfect for growing your vegetable crops. However, a sharp cold front can change everything, giving you freezing temperatures and maybe even a touch of snow. By planning for these wild weather swings, and protecting your garden accordingly, you’ll help your plants survive until May brings more predictable conditions.

Continue Seed-Starting Work: Until mid-April, keep planting your pepper, tomato, and other warm-season vegetable seeds indoors. If you miss that window, plan to direct seed these vegetables right after our region’s May 10 “last frost” date.

Plan Tomato Crop Rotation: Pinpoint a new spot for this year’s tomato crop. By switching up your planting location, you’ll minimize the chances of soil-borne diseases affecting your vegetables. Continue reading “8 Tips for Prepping Your Murphy, NC Vegetable Garden: April and May”