Fred & Lynda Feldman


The Feldmans have been at home in Black Mountain NC since 2007 and enjoying much better weather – especially in the winter. They moved from Watertown NY, which is 75 miles due north of Syracuse, and about 30 miles south of the Canadian border and the lovely 1000 Islands. This is where they met, married and raised their family. Lynda grew up in Northport NY and Fred in Hillside NJ.

Fred is an artist and taught art, art history, drawing and ceramics in the Watertown City School district and later at Jefferson Community College. For his “second” career Fred opened and operated an audio shop, The Happy Ear Stereo, for 20 years.

Lynda was also a teacher. She started teaching language arts at the junior high level and then paused to stay home with their two children. When she went back to work she was a student teacher supervisor and then moved to the college level where she taught remedial reading, composition, intro to literature and children’s literature. When she wasn’t correcting essays or making lesson plans she managed the bookkeeping side of Fred’s business.


Fred maintains his interest in audio equipment by repairing and/or designing speakers. He loves to help people enhance their stereo systems. His extensive vinyl collection may one day be housed in Mills River. He continues to create art in a variety of media – area residents may have seen his found object wooden greeting cards at Filo in East Asheville, his ceramics at Black Mountain Center for the Arts, or his larger wall pieces at Seven Sisters Gallery in Black Mountain.

Lynda has been active in the Western NC Fiber/Handweaving Guild and the Asheville Quilt Guild. She has been a volunteer Navigator with Pisgah Legal Services since the Affordable Care Act became law.


Fred is a Fulbright scholar who spent a semester studying in London, where he frequented clubs and met musician Al Stewart. Lynda makes no such claim to fame, but she did have her passport stolen while visiting the Louvre.


The Feldmans are looking forward to being a part of a community where they can age gracefully and take advantage of ongoing educational, artistic and recreational opportunities, all without the burdens of home ownership.


Lynda and Fred are looking forward to making new friends and enjoying lots of laughter.


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