A Holiday Step in Time

The Zachary-Tolbert House is an oasis of tranquility and transcendent beauty amidst the cares and concerns of this busy season.
Illustration by Norma Jean Zahner

Saved by a Donut Dude

A random donut shop encounter reveals the state of the Universe. We’re all in trouble.

Stepping Outdoors With Ann

Ann Campbell’s passion for the natural world helps to fuel the Highlands Plateau Audubon Society’s vital mission.
Sue Blair with Xantos and Ellie Mae

A Most Wonderful Time

The Christmas Season is a a time of reflection and gratitude at Carpe Diem Farms.

From Islands to Mountains

Twenty-four dogs and puppies from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico have been given a new leash(!) on life at Cashiers Highlands Humane Society.
Marty Rosenfield

Highlands Food Pantry

Even as its needs increase, The Highlands Food Pantry is seeing a dramatic cut to its steady supply of food.


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“Littles” at International Friendship Center’s family art weekend at The Bascom.

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The Perfect Partner
Published on
2016/08 - August
The success of Bel Canto, now a Highlands institution, is predicated upon the talents and deep experience of pianist-accompanist Dr. Stephen Dubberly. Bel Canto will be performed at 4:00 P.M. Sunday, September 11.  more
The Plucky Perching Birds of March
Published on
2016/03 - March
With the advent of warmer weather, our local songbirds are making their joyful presence known.  more
The Poinsettia Legend
Published on
2015/12 - December
The gorgeous Poinsettia has a heritage as rich as the holiday it adorns.  more
The Recovery Journey
Published on
2016/04 - April
NAMI Appalachian South offers an entire suite of services and support to those battling mental illness and the people who love them.  more
The Red Barn
Published on
2015/05 - May
A simple trip to Sylva can be a journey through time as well.  more
The Red Cap
Published on
2015/12 - December
Everyone is invited to “The Journey of the Wee Red Cap,” a children’s musical staged at Highlands United Methodist Church at 10:50 A.M. Sunday, December 20.  more
The Seed With a Family Tree
Published on
2016/05 - May
The generous Lupins lend an elegant look to gardens around the world while also making appearances in cherished recipes.   more
The Slate-Colored Dark-eyed Junco
Published on
2017/04 - April
The enigmatic Junco is a proud year-round resident of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.  more
The Wheel Deal
Published on
2016/03 - March
The 24th edition of the Tour de Cashiers, set for May 14, tests the mettle of beginning and very, very serious cyclists. For information or registration, visit TourdeCashiers.com  more
The Yin to My Yang
Published on
2016/09 - September
The loss of Peter Raoul touches upon every facet of Carpe Diem Farms.  more