Rotarian David Jellison

For Highlands Rotarian David Jellison, the notion of Service Above Self resonates here on the Plateau and far beyond.

And Then There were 23

The siren call of the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society’s cats and dogs extends far beyond the Plateau. And people respond.

28 Acres of Generosity

The Plateau’s premier conservation group has extended its domain by 28 acres, thanks to the generosity of Little Bear Pen LLC.

Becoming a Horse Dog at Carpe Diem Farms

The arrival of Jethro is an emphatic declaration that Carpe Diem Farms is happily going to the dogs.

Power of Dreams

A special exhibition at the Bascom,  “Freewheeling: The Allure of the Automobile in Contemporary Art” runs from May 11–August 21. The

Chuck Leavell, The Tree Man

Bear Shadow Festival Rock Star Chuck Leavell’s long, strange journey began with the magic of Ray Charles and led through worldwide fame with

Hiking Trail
All Around Earth Day

A lower-key, more personal celebration is on tap for this year’s Earth Day, set for April 22.

How ‘bout Them Apples?

The noble apple tree finally gets its day in the sun with The Cashiers Historical Society’s Heritage Apple Day, set for Saturday, March 27

Winter Cover Photo Contest

As we’re all focused on the arrival of spring, don’t forget those memories of winter. Laurel Magazine is saving a spot for you in its Winter

Shadow of the Bear in Winter
The Secret Season

During the winter to early-spring months, the Cashiers-Highlands high-elevation Plateau comes alive during a “secret season.”


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Dog Lover’s Perfect Gift

Pippa Seichrist puts the “Wow” in Bow-Wow.  Her amazing canine face jugs are a ceramic dog show, each vessel filled with wag and wonder. Pippa, artist and owner of Miami Ad School, says her craft is a happy compromise.  Her husband loves and collects face jugs which are not her cup of tea, so she designed something that would accommodate …

Susan’s Keen Eye for Unique Finds

One of the most fun things to do on the Plateau is prowling through the antique shops. Each collection is a reflection of the dedication and discerning eye of the owners and buyers, and no one is as dedicated or discerning as Susan Young at Summer Place Antiques.  For the last nine years, Summer Place Antiques has been providing Cashiers …

A Salute to The Salons

This season Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival will be offering four very exciting Salons starting in late June.  Salons are casual events, primarily in beautiful homes, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. with Festival musicians performing short programs followed by light hors d’oeuvres and drink. On Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30, William Ransom and his new bride, Yinzi Kong, will …

In League with the Arts

The next meeting of the Art League of Highlands-Cashiers will be held in The Bascom Atrium at 5:00 P.M. Monday, May 20, following a wine social at 4:30 P.M.  The Art League welcomes its May guest speaker, Diane Rush, a local artist residing since 2008 in Clayton, Georgia. In high school, Diane received a scholarship to Columbus Art School, where …

PAC: Join & Enjoy

The Highlands Performing Arts Center has unveiled a full spectrum of concerts for its 2019 season. First up, visit the PAC for bluegrass with the internationally-acclaimed Mark O’Connor Band on Sunday, June 16.  The following Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22,  brings back Travis LeDoyt’s Tribute to Elvis. (June 21 & 22)   To round out June, it’s “Broadway’s …

On Screen at Pac

Great Art on Screen, sponsored by the Highlands Performing Arts Center and The Bascom, Center for the Visual Arts, will continue on Friday, May 10, at 5:30 P.M.  This screening will feature “Klimt & Schiele: Eros and Psyche,” recounting the start of the Vienna Secession, a magical art movement formed in the late 1890’s for art, literature and music, in …

Spring Has Sprung

Spring has sprung at Around Back at Rocky’s Place.  Like folk art, the season of spring is full of color!   Along with the warmer weather and longer days comes the little birdies flying from nest to nest.  Who better to give festive fowl a home on canvas or wood than John “Cornbread” Anderson?  Cornbread spends relentless hours researching all …

Meet the Artist, Pat Taylor

Need a reason to attend the Third Thursday Meet the Artist Event at Smitten, set for 5:30 P.M. May 16?  Well, just look at the remarkable Forest Creature Face Jugs sprouting up like wild mushrooms at Smitten. They’re the product of the restless mind and skilled hands of Highlands Mayor Patrick Taylor, the artist in residence at Taylor Pottery.   …

A Target Rich Environment

It’s hard to know if Greg Clarkson, the kid, captured live snakes, salamanders, and insects to show his mom (“Eek!” being her usual response), or if the critters  captured him.  Either way, his fascination for animals earned Greg, the grown-up, a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and the hope of landing a job as a fisheries or marine biologist. …

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, …

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 …

HIghlands Kitchen Tour

If one had to list the top Three Guilty Pleasures, for most of us, it would be a noble bottle of red wine, a few choice dark chocolates and HGTV.    You can’t lie and say you haven’t binge-watched a marathon of home improvement shows, gleaning ideas and inspiration for your own home, especially for the kitchen. I fantasize about …