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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Our Field of Vision

The Bascom has teamed up with local photographer and avid conservationist Kevin Fitzpatrick to provide a week of interdisciplinary study with Highlands School’s art program.  This partnership is part of an ongoing relationship between The Bascom and Highlands School’s art department, where high school students visit The Bascom’s campus to receive supplementary instruction from visiting artists. The students study a …

Allie & Elle

Ansley Pridgen, 23-year-old entrepreneur, wanted to use her creativity, her flair for painting, and her boundless energy to build her own business.  She laid the groundwork at Southern Methodist University with a degree in accounting.  After that, it was merely a matter of deciding what product would best fit her skills… and her heart.  She went to New York to …

Life That’s Anything But Still

Emma Barrette, sophomore honor student at Highlands High School, loves creating imaginary worlds into which she can dive headfirst.   She says, “With art you are free to do whatever, whether it’s painting a beautiful woman or painting a half-eaten cheeseburger with legs and arms and a baseball cap, skateboarding down Times Square.” Emma is all about joy and that …

Fall Wine Tour

The Center for Life Enrichment, in collaboration with Atlanta Wine School, presents an exciting wine tasting trip to Oregon’s Willamette Valley from September 13 to 17.  The Willamette Valley is the most exciting wine region in America.  The Pacific Northwest has become a major center for wine production, both boutique and big business.  The Willamette Valley has the state’s highest …

Gathering On The Green

The Village Green welcomes the beginning of Spring on Easter weekend with two treasured community traditions. Residents and visitors to the Cashiers area are invited to join the celebration beginning with the Sixth Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by S’More Kids Klothes.  The egg-stravaganza for children 10 years and younger begins at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 26.  Children will …

Keeping It Gorge-ous

Spring is just around the corner here on the Plateau.  Signs are everywhere.  The birds are singing a little more loudly, soft greens are emerging from the winter brown landscape as grasses and flowers are preparing for their spectacular spring show, and spring cleaning is under way all around town.   Keeping things spruced up helps Mother Nature shine and …

Experience Your World

Since its founding in 1927, the Highlands Biological Station has specialized in immersion-based outdoor education and programming under the philosophy that the best way to learn about the natural world is to experience it.   This summer we have six workshops tailored to the members of our community.  On May 2-6, Dr. Timothy Spira of Clemson University will teach the identification …

March Medley

The plays have been cast (all four of them!), rehearsals scheduled and started, the menu planned, servers recruited, and table settings coordinated.  Things are beginning to come together for Highlands Cashiers Players winter production, “March Medley” directed by Donna Cochran, who is assisted by Chris Hess. Audiences will have the opportunity to commiserate with familiar actors as well as with …

Burst of Activity

Like the crocuses popping up all over the valley, Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library emerges from an unpredictable winter with a burst of activity.  Every Thursday at 3:45 P.M., the library hosts a free Oscar-nominated movie, complete with popcorn and bottled water. This month offers “The Walk,” rated PG, on March 3. It’ll be followed by “Sicario, rated R, on the …

Get Hooked

Rushing rivers, a breeze whispering through budding rhododendrons, the whisper of a hand-tied fly striking the surface of the water, all colored by the dappled sunlight of early spring.   That’s the irresistible siren song of the Three River Fly Fishing Festival, set for April 28 through 30 in the waterways in and around Highlands.   In its sixth year, …

Rotary Golf Tourney

If you need a reminder that Spring will find its way to the mountains, mark this on your calendar – the 27th annual Highlands Rotary Golf Tournament, slated for Monday, May 2 at Highlands Country Club.    Make your reservations now by contacting Tournament Chair Dr. Carter Davis at (828) 526-3008, Slocum Howland at (828) 526-9097 or via e-mail at …

The Wheel Deal

Now in its 24th year, the Tour de Cashiers Mountain Cycling Experience will kick off on Saturday, May 14, from The Village Green.   With a rolling start at 8:00 A.M., Jackson County law enforcement will lead the pack down Frank Allen Road and north on NC Highway 107 under a dramatic 20-by-30-foot American Flag and through the Crossroads. This …