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Lazy Hiker Brewing Co., a microbrewery scheduled to open in spring 2015 in Franklin, has announced that its head brewer will be Noah McIntee, who has most recently served as director of brewing operations at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery and Pan American Grill & Brewery in Buffalo, N.Y. Prior to his most recent position, McIntee spent his time in the brewery trenches as an associate brewer. His education includes a certificate in brewery technology from the Siebel Institute of Technology as well as numerous professional level studies.

"We are fortunate to start Lazy Hiker Brewing with an experienced brewer who has operated 15-barrel systems, the same size we will have, and who has demonstrated leadership over all aspects of brew house operations," commented Lenny Jordan, CEO for Lazy Hiker Brewing. "Equally important, Noah is a fine person who will represent us well in the local community and the brewing community. He and his family will be moving to the Franklin area and he will participate in the build-out and setup of our production craft brewery beginning later in August."


The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Southern Port Traders celebrating the grand opening of a new store at 27 Macon Center Road next to Hungry Bear.

Ron Sandage comes to Franklin with 50 years of experience in retail and interior design. His love of antiques, artifacts and treasures has led him to Franklin to offer his collections from three previous stores, all beautifully displayed. His “Nifty Thrifty Shop” comes from more than 4,000 items priced at 20 to 80 percent off every item, every day. Combined with consignment of many goods at 25 percent to 75 percent, this is a store you must see.


Aery Chiropractic & Acupuncture celebrated the grand opening of the Franklin office at 1547 Highlands Road with a ribbon cutting by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Sue Aery welcomes Dr. David Marn as a chiropractor in the new office. Dr. Marn has practiced in North Carolina for 15 years, specializing in Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (BEST), extremity adjusting and diversified techniques.

Dr. Aery continues to practice at her Highlands office at 479 South Street, including her new focus on nutritional counseling. Aery Chiropractic & Acupuncture offers chiropractic care, nutrition, massage therapy and TCM Acupuncture, as well as, skin care in the Franklin office.

To set up an appointment, get directions, office hours and more information, call (828)200-4476 in the Franklin office and (828)526-1022 in the Highlands office.


The Franklin Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting at Makin’ Pizza for the original owners of Big Mama’s Pizza House and Main Street Pizzeria. Joe, Brandon, Bill and Joan Hatch are back and tossing it up at Makin’ Pizza, still located at 409 Depot Street.

“We offer homemade, hand tossed pizza with my special sauce and your choice of toppings. We also offer deep fried wings with your favorite sauce, appetizers, subs, wraps, salads, stromboli, calzones and more. Come in for lunch or dinner and enjoy great food and quick service. We are open and ready to serve our community,” said Joe.

Makin’ Pizza is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. In a hurry? Call in your order at (828)369-1302 and it will be ready for eat in or take out. Delivery is available to businesses, churches and civic groups.


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