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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Rock Our World

Driven by her passion for natural world beauty, Michal Mael has been in the business of semi-precious stones since the age of 10.   At 19, she travelled the world to exhibit her wares and quickly became an expert in rocks and minerals. Michal established Rock Our World (now Michal and Company) in 1999, specializing in importing and designing unique geode …

Cashiers Designer Showhouse

The Cashiers Historical Society has unveiled its plans for the 20th annual Cashiers Designers Showhouse, its primary fundraiser, August 12 to 27.  This year the showhouse will feature three newly-constructed cottages in Cottage Walk located on Burns Street in downtown Cashiers.  The showhouses will be within easy walking distance of Cashiers shops and restaurants.  The three cottages combined give the …

Boot Scootin’ Barn Dance

Mountain Youth Charities is a non-profit organization designed to enrich the lives of children in our community. Unfortunately, the children of Western North Carolina often live in difficult circumstances, including significant poverty. MYC seeks to challenge these obstacles and create an equal playing field for all of our children one grant at a time. In the summers of 2013 and …

For Every Antique Lover

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 …

Humane Society Open House

On Saturday, July 22, from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society is celebrating our annual Open House and the 30th anniversary of our founding. The event is family-friendly and pet-friendly.  That’s right, bring the kids and bring the pets for a day of fun-filled activities, including: a low-cost vaccination clinic and free nail trim for pets; lunch …

An Interpretive Bridge

Summer is in full swing at the Highlands Nature Center with day camps, special events, and our Zahner Lecture series each Thursday evening.  No trip to Highlands is complete without a visit to the Nature Center where you can take a stroll to the botanical garden and learn all about our local habitat.   The Nature Center acts as the …

HIstorical Events

Old Edwards Hospitality Group is sponsoring the Highlands Historical Society’s “An Appalachian Dinner” on Tuesday, August 8, at the Inn at Half-Mile Farm.   Come enjoy the serenity and charm of the recently renovated Inn and its beautiful surroundings as you enjoy a sampling of foods that were popular on the Plateau decades ago.  To buy your tickets, go to …

7th Annual Dahlia Fest

The ground is warm now, so don’t delay.   Get those dahlia bulbs in the ground so they will be blooming and beautiful for The Highlands Historical Society’s Seventh Annual Dahlia Festival, being held September 14 through 16.     The Festival kicks off with the Patron Party on Thursday evening, September 14, at the campus of The Historical Society, …

Totally Eclipsed

The Highlands Chamber of Commerce has a full weekend of excitement planned for the much anticipated total eclipse in August. In case you’re unaware (really?) there will be a total Solar Eclipse on August 21.  A total eclipse is extremely rare, extremely beautiful, and the bare-eye view of totality is absolutely unmistakable to anyone in the thin path.  Around 2:30 …

Beers, Bites, & A Bodacious Night

The Third Annual Rotary Craft Beer Night will be staged from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. Thursday, September 21, at Old Edwards Inn & Spa’s Farm. Participants will enjoy a variety of local and regional craft beers and lite bites from area restaurants. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be served.  Revelers will also be treated to great rockin’ music, perfect …

Cashiers Benefit Antique Show

The familiar phrase is “Come Celebrate the Mountains,” and the 41st Annual Cashiers Benefit Antique Show at the Blue Ridge School will do just that, Friday through Sunday, July 21, 22 and 23.   Sixty exhibitors from the U. S. and Great Britain will offer an incredible array of antiques.  Blue Ridge School students, teacher volunteers, and show staff all work …