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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Beers, Bites, & A Bodacious Night

Talk to anyone who remembers Highlands from the Good Old Days, and eventually you’ll hear the story of Helen’s Barn.  This venerable local landmark, which was erected just off of Main Street where Wright Square stands today, featured square dances, exuberant bluegrass music, and raucous good times. Relationships were created, nurtured and sustained by evenings at Helen’s Barn and it’s common …

Bark, Beer & Barbecue

After a three-year hiatus, one of the most fondly-remembered fundraisers and “fun-raisers” for the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society is back. Bark, Beer & Barbecue combines a fantastic mountain-themed dinner and auction with a unique setting and ambiance that will make even repeat visitors to The Farm feel like they are visiting a magical place for the very first time.  The suspense …

Weekend of Music in Highlands

Weekends were made for relaxing and getting together with your neighbors and friends.   This weekend, why not head downtown for two great opportunities to listen to great live music?  Nothing beats a lively tune to shake off the cares of the week and welcome a little fun into your life.  Friday Night Live concerts take place every Friday night …

Art for a Cause

The Rotary Club of Cashiers is well-known for its crowd-pleasing Arts and Crafts Shows.  This Labor Day weekend celebrates the event’s 10th Anniversary, continuing its tradition of bringing extremely talented and skilled artisans from throughout the Southeast and beyond to the area to raise money for the underserved in our community.      Visitors to the Village Green at the Cashiers …

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Village Nature Series

Snakes, lizards and salamanders – they don’t always get the love they deserve. Yet every creature and plant plays an important role in the ecosystem and each has a purpose in the delicate balance of nature.  Any disruption in the ecosystem can have far-reaching consequences.   For example, a world without snakes would be over-run with rodents. Plants, animals and …

Designer Showhouse

The Cashiers Designer Showhouse, benefitting the Cashiers Historical Society, caps off the summer season on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. This year they’re celebrating their 20th anniversary and are celebrating in a big way. From August 12 through August 27, interior designers representing the Southeastern region will not only bring trending design to Cashiers but will again create the magic that is …

Zahner Lecture Series

Each summer, the Highlands Biological Foundation hosts free evening lectures at the Nature Center on Thursdays, focused on the theme of natural history and conservation, a tradition that began in the 1930s.  Today, these lectures are known as the Zahner Conservation Lecture Series, which serves to educate and inspire through a series of talks from well-known regional scientists, conservationists, artists, and writers. …

Calling All Collectors

Don’t miss the 2017 Cashiers Antique Show and Sale, Thursday, August 31, through Saturday, September 2, from 10:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M., and again on Sunday, September 3, from 11:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.  This year’s show will be held inside the pavilion at the High Hampton Inn and Country Club.   Admission is $10 and is good for admission …

Sapphire Valley Concerts

Sing along with The Tams on Tuesday, August 15, at the Sapphire Valley Concerts on the Slopes.  Just listening to the music of this chart topping group will put a smile on anyone’s face and it will be next to impossible to keep from dancing.  The Tams are an American vocal group from Atlanta who enjoyed their greatest chart success …