Donna Woods and Marty Rosenfield
Us and the Snow

It took a snowstorm to reveal what had been obvious from the start – Donna Woods and Marty Rosenfield were meant to find one another.

Mathew Basford
Fisher Vineyards Wine Dinner
The Farm at Old Edwards

With its unique blend of exquisite vintages and irresistibly off-center dishes, The Farm at Old Edwards’ Top Chef Dinner, set for May 21, promises

Magical Morning Light
Cover Artist Carole Shepardson

Carole Shepardson’s clever shutter captures the magic and the mystery embedded within life on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

Art and The Automobile

The Bascom revs up its Main Gallery with FreeWheeling, a dynamic show celebrating all things Automotive, May 11 through August 21.

Twilight Runs
Highlands Rotary Club

The exclusive Twilight 5K and 10K Race will wind through Highlands on Saturday, May 15. For more information or to register, visit

The Power of Music
Bear Shadow Music Festival

The music and the food and the fun times of Bear Shadow will extend across the Plateau, April 23-25. For more details (and up-to-the-minute information),

Bear Shadow Music Festival Local Love
Feel the Music and the Love at Bear Shadow Music Festival

Bear Shadow, slated for April 23-25, is showing the love for its Macon, Jackson, Transylvania, and Rabun residents with a ticket discount.


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So Many Mediums, So Little Time

If you asked Bonnie Abbott what her favorite medium is, she wryly replies, “Well, it depends on when you ask me.”  This week she might be finishing an acrylic painting. Next week, it could be stenciling mats for her watercolors with spray paint. Then comes a weekend devoted to designing and dyeing shirts, while taking an anything-can-happen-day along the way. …

Sky Valley Fall Fest

October in the mountains is filled with bright colors, cool temperatures, and outdoor activities. The Sky Valley Fall Fest is jam-packed with activities for the whole family and photo opportunities abound. Sky Valley, Georgia, is the highest incorporated city in in the state. With its country club, athletic center, public golf course, hiking trails and gorgeous waterfall, it’s no wonder …

A Silver For the Green

In 1992, with the vision of one and the hard work of many, the center of Cashiers was saved from becoming the site of a hotel chain. Three area residents purchased the property and donated it to a charitable 501(c)3 organization to preserve the land for the community.  The Village Green was established with the mission to preserve and enhance …

Get Carded at Hudson Library

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, although Hudson Library in Highlands is always ready to welcome new members through its doors.  The whole world opens up to you once you get a library card. I remember getting my first library card – I was in third grade and signed the back of it with my newly-acquired cursive script to …

Highlands Own Craft Show

The Town of Highlands celebrates the 35th Highlands Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, October 14, from 9:00 A. M. until 4:00 P.M. at the Highlands Civic Center at 600 North Fourth Street.  Admission and parking to this event are free. It’s often surprising to think of how many talented craftsmen live in our midst. Years ago the Highlands Women’s …

Bowl ‘em Over

How often do you have the opportunity to help fight hunger and bring home a piece of hand-thrown pottery?  On Sunday, October 1, Fishes and Loaves in Cashiers and The Food Pantry of Highlands are sponsoring Empty Bowls to fight food insecurity locally. Many area artists have chosen to donate their time and efforts by making numerous bowls which serve as …

Tea for Three

What is it like for a woman when her husband becomes the President of the United States – and she is suddenly thrust into the spotlight?  “Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty” explores the hopes, fears, quirks and loves of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford in what Mrs. Nixon called “the hardest unpaid job in …

Musicians Pour it On

Highlands Food & Wine Festival 2017, November 9 through 12, is guaranteed to raise spirits through the blending of good eats, fruits of the vine, and a medley of musicians. Festival Director Casey Reid has announced an unprecedented addition to the already exciting line-up.  “We are thrilled to announce a new, evening event, A Generous Pour, that will be dedicated …

A Fresh Approach

Don Deal, farmer and organizer of Highlands Marketplace, wants to remind everyone that September is still a great time to visit your local farmers’ market, held Saturdays at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park.  Deal and other growers will have plenty of fresh produce for your table.  “I will continue to have green beans, corn, okra, peppers, eggplant, squash, cucumbers, lettuce, zucchini, red …

Filling Empty Bowls

The Highlands and Cashiers areas have been graced with an abundance of blessings. Our weather is moderate, our natural surroundings are spectacular, and our communities are generous. That generosity will be spotlighted on Sunday, October 1, for two Empty Bowls events. Empty Bowls started as a school project in Michigan and is now an international event to raise awareness of …

Saluting Satulah

Founder and owner/brewer Dale Heinlein of Satulah Mountain Brewing Company will be the featured speaker at the September Village Nature Series.   The program, “Save Water, Drink Beer,” will be presented at 5:30 P.M. Tuesday, September 26, at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road.   Heinlein will share the story of how his passion for home brewing became …

Cashiers Songwriters’ Round

If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with some of Nashville’s best songwriters, now’s your chance. The 12th Annual Nashville Songwriters’ Round is being held Saturday, September 9, at Trillium Links & Lake Club in Cashiers. Highlighting the evening is Rivers Rutherford, a staple on Universal Music Publishing’s roster since 1996. Having grown up in the shadow …