Best Decision: Highlands Rotary Club

For Highlands Rotarian Sherry Holt, serving her community has always been part of her DNA.

Stay Awake and Adapt: Yoga Highlands

Understanding the complex relationship between Mind, Body, and Spirit can boost our mental health and our physical well-being.

Marriage & Meatloaf: Thomas and Kay Craig

Though they were raised blocks apart, Kay and Thomas Craig took their time before they truly discovered one another. It’s a relationship made

Time, Light and Motion: Cover Artist Rodney Byard

For Rodney Byard, the vast wild places of the Plateau (and beyond) are his endlessly surprising studio.

Take a Snap - You Have a Shot: Winter Photo Contest

Show us the magic of Winter on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau – it’s all around you. If it’s just right, we’ll put you on the cover of

Keeping it Cold: Ice Skating in Highlands

Keeping it cool is just one of the many steps that maintains the Highlands Ice Rink’s status as a not-to-be-missed wintertime destination.

Bear Shadow Music Festival: Highlands NC

The Highlands-Cashiers Plateau will be thrumming with the sounds of the Bear Shadow Music Festival, April 23-25. Use those rhythms to power your

Walking in a Winter Wonderland: Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust

Walking in a Winter Wonderland can be a lot more enjoyable and a lot safer when you practice these sensible steps, courtesy of the Highlands-Cashiers

Providing Warm, Safe Shelter: Cashiers Highlands Humane Society

The state of abandoned local cats and dogs grows even more perilous with the onset of winter. A contribution to the Cashiers-Highlands Humane

Dynamic Winter Exhibitions at The Bascom

A new exhibit at The Bascom takes the measure of the deep pools of artistic talent just beyond the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.


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A Wee Dram of Fabulous

May the Luck of the Irish be with you and your garden!  Everyone is invited to visit Hugh and Mary Palmer Dargan at 10:00 A.M. Friday, May 17, as they share  Garden Design Tips from their recent trip to Northern Ireland.  While In this incredibly inspirational green and verdant country,they visited seldom scene private gardens and National Trust properties and …

Off on a Rockin’ Note

You’ll know Memorial Day weekend, the official kick-off to another fun-filled season on the Plateau, has arrived when you hear the first strains of live music from the season’s first Groovin’ on the Green concert drifting through the air.  This season welcomes a lineup of returning favorite performers and exciting new talent to the stage.  Village Green director Ann Self …

Garden Club Plant Sale

It’s been common knowledge on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau since the days when Highlands founders Samuel Truman Kelsey and Clinton Carter Hutchinson envisioned the place as becoming a lush agricultural hub – “Don’t plant anything until Mother’s Day!” That’s because the elevation and a happy combination of geological and meteorological conditions have given the Plateau growing season some very peculiar and …

ASCC Performs at First Presbyterian

The Asheville Symphony Chamber Chorus will present a free concert at Highlands First Presbyterian Church at 4:00 P.M. Sunday, May 19.   The Chamber Chorus is directed by Dr. Michael Lancaster, who also serves as Conductor of the Asheville Symphony Chorus and Director of Worship/Music at Highlands First Presbyterian Church. The Chamber Chorus, a 30-voice advanced choral ensemble, was founded …

Bark, Beer & Barbeque

The eighth annual signature fundraising event in Highlands for the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society officially starts the social season on the Plateau!  The evening features a fantastic mountain-themed dinner and auction combined with the naming of the prestigious CHHS Humane Heroes of the Year.  Bark, Beer & Barbeque is Thursday, June 20, at The Farm at Old Edwards.  Enjoy a live …

Just in time for Mother’s Day

Studio 106’s photographers, Susan Renfro and Colleen Kerrigan will be teaching all age and skill levels how to snap their own prize-winning close-ups in a series of creative camera classes.  There are many options to explore. At 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 11, get ready to capture images photographers couldn’t have imagined a decade ago. Smartphones have come a long way, …

Books & Bites

Hudson Library launches its busy summer season with a pair of events that’ll set the tone for the rest of the year.  “A highlight is the first of our annual Books & Bites series, featuring Michelle Gable on Saturday, May 25, at 12:30 PM,” says Branch Librarian Carlyn Morenus. “The Hudson Library Board provides lunch bites at this free event; …

Big Changes at the Bascom

The Bascom has been selected to receive assistance in its long-range planning from the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland.  The DeVos Institute, a global leader in training and consultation for cultural organizations, has chosen five arts organizations in rural communities across the United States to receive strategic planning services free of charge.  It created this …

Leadership Cashiers Program

The inaugural Leadership Cashiers class recently launched its seven-month program with an opening retreat at Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club.  The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce’s new community engagement initiative is based on a development model used by many cities across the country to prepare and motivate participants to offer quality community leadership. The program’s mission is to inform, connect, …

Stroud Appointed Advisor to Humane Society US

Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society Executive Director David Stroud has been named to the North Carolina State Council for the Humane Society of the United States. In his new role on the council, Stroud will serve as a volunteer advisor and advocate to support HSUS’ efforts to protect companion animals and wildlife, and help strengthen animal welfare legislation in the state. HSUS …

A Pool of Talent

One of the things that make life on the Plateau so special is that so many people give back to our community in some way, sharing their time, gifts, and talents with others, often in a very quiet and unassuming manner.    One such group of people who give freely of their time and talents are the volunteers that coach …

Scaly Mountain Women’s Club

It must be Spring.   There are warmer and longer days, apple blossoms, and a watch for the return of the Hummingbirds.   For the members of the Scaly Mountain Women’s Club, spring brings a special reason for excitement. Three of their scholarship students are graduating.  Fred Barnes, graduates from the University of North Carolina, Emily Gabbard will graduate from …