Luther Turner

Volunteer Spotlight Luther Turner

Highlander Luther Turner isn’t just another pretty face. He’s tireless in his devotion to the community.
Back Row from Left to Right: Leslie Green-PT, Dawn Sanborn-PTA, Susan Kaminsky-RN, Angela Tyre-PT, Kim Sanders-Practice Specialist II, Michelle Wilson-PTA, Corinne Ramos-Practice Specialist I, Melissa Jenkins-PTA Front Row Left to Right: Jonathan Brown-PT, Marion Macy-PT-Rehab Manager, Deborah Brock-PT, Brittany Rickert-PT, Marcus Smith-Exercise Physiologist

Women’s Health Month

Women’s Health takes priority at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital.

Carrot Soup

This hearty Carrot Soup is the perfect complement to the sunny days and crisp nights of October.

 Illustration by Norma Jean Zahner

It’s All About the Chase

It turns out Archie Andrews is a font of information for the lovelorn.
JT on The Blue Ridge Parkway

Peter and JT

A deep and abiding friendship lies at the heart of a Big-Little match.
Photo by Max Renfro

Reaching High

At its core, the Highlands Chamber of Commerce is all about spreading the word.


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Almetta Picklesimer Brooks, who told the story of riding sheep for fun with her sister Irene Picklesimer James when they were children in the 1910s. Courtesy of the Highlands Historical Society.

Dr. Sue Aery

Carlyn Morenus

Articles Results

Continued Blessings at Carpe Diem Farms
Published on
2017/10 - October
Carpe Diem Farms exists in an endless cycle of blessings received and blessings given.   more
25 Years of Carpe Diem
Published on
2017/03 - March
A crazy dream and an unshakeable faith led to the formation of Carpe Diem Farms 25 years ago.  more
A Family Friendly Affair
Published on
2017/09 - September
With a little bit of time to breathe, Carpe Diem Farms begins to plan its 25th anniversary celebration.  more
A Silver Celebration
Published on
2017/01 - Winter
There’s plenty to celebrate at Carpe Diem Farms this year, thanks to a wise stable of horses and a creative, committed staff.  more
Building Stable Relationships
Published on
2017/04 - April
The bond between horses and girls and women is deep and almost mystical. Carpe Diem Farms nurtures this special relationship.  more
Calling All Volunteers
Published on
2017/05 - May
A small team of good-natured volunteers is needed to help Carpe Diem Farms get spruced up for the season.  more
Carpe Diem Gallops Ahead
Published on
2017/07 - July
After an extremely busy spring, the days at Carpe Diem Farm have somehow gotten even more stimulating.  more
Human Potential & Equines
Published on
2017/08 - August
Carpe Diem Farms is celebrating 25 years of exploring the magical bonds between horses and the human heart.  more
Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Published on
2016/12 - December
The ongoing success of Carpe Diem Farms is predicated upon a wellspring of generosity and tireless devotion.  more
Random Acts of Kindness
Published on
2017/06 - June
J. McLaughlin of Highlands is a true-blue friend to the horses of Carpe Diem Farms, hosting a Sip and Shop party from 1:30 to 4:30 P.M. Saturday, July 29, to benefit the farm.   more