Kellan Day
Literacy & Learning

The Literacy & Learning Center relies upon a committed community to help it deliver its vital services. For more information, call at (828)

Laura and Alastair Lamont
Finding Each Other

A passion for a life lived off the Beaten Path brought Laura and Alastair Lamont together and, ultimately, to a life on the Plateau.

Executive Chef Andrew Figel
Delicious Memories at On the Verandah

On the Verandah has earned its share of delicious memories over the course of 40 years. For menus and reservations, visit

Living it up at Lakeside Restaurant

Lakeside Restaurant is the perfect spot to reintroduce yourself to the splendid experience of fine dining. For more information or to make reservations

Glen Falls - Worth the Hike!

Glen Falls generously rewards those who make the trek to her three cascades.

Young Golf Ace

Majestic Aesthetic of Mountain Art & Craft

Drive Through Shrimp Boil

The Low Country Shrimp Boil, set for June 19 at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park, is a ticket for an easy-going journey to the seashore. For tickets,

FreeWheeling photo at The Bascom
Celebrate Art + Automobile: FreeWheeling

The Bascom’s staging an irresistible exhibition that celebrates the seductive power of automotive art.

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Community Driven: Highlands Motoring Festival

At a Glance Waterfall Guide

Enjoy this sampling of area waterfalls, for a deep dive visit


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Antique Benefit in 40th Year

The familiar phrase is “Come Celebrate the Mountains,” and the 40th Annual Cashiers Benefit Antique Show at Blue Ridge School will do just that, Friday through Sunday, July 22, 23, and 24.   Sixty exhibitors from the U. S. and Great Britain will offer an incredible array of antiques.  Blue Ridge students, teachers, volunteers, and staff all work together to …

Music on a Grand Scale

On September 11, Bel Canto will hold its 24th annual recital.  Once again the Highlands/Cashiers area will be treated to an exceptional concert by four performers from the world of opera in a program that will include not only opera but Broadway favorites as well.  This year’s will continue in that tradition. Stephen Dubberly will accompany the performers – and …

See You Out on the Lawn

Do you have your whites all ready for croquet season? You’ll need them for the second annual Cashiers Valley Croquet Championship Tuesday, June 21, at 9:00 AM. This exciting event is being held to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cashiers, NC and is being hosted by Country Club of Sapphire Valley and Cedar Creek Racquet Club. The …

Highlands Motoring Festival

Start your motors and make plans now to enjoy the Highlands Motoring Festival weekend, held this year June 9 through12.  This “Festival with an Altitude” brings car enthusiasts from near and far for a weekend of fun. As in years past, the non-profit receiving the proceeds from this year’s festival is The Literacy Council of Highlands. The featured marquee this …

Homegrown & Handsewn

Warm weather means it’s time again for Highlands Marketplace, staged at Kelsey-Hutchinson Park on Saturdays from 8:00 A.M. to noon.  This is the spot to find a variety of homegrown goods and fresh dairy products.  The Market has been a blessing to folks looking to buy fresh local produce, honey, and other homemade goodness.  Since no commercial vendors are allowed, …

Dahlia Delight

Even though local gardens are just coming to life, plans are already being drawn up for the magnificent Fourth Annual Dahlia Festival, set for Saturday, September 10, at the Highlands Civic Center. The Highlands Historical Society is asking all dahlia growers to enter their favorite dahlias into competition. The show will be open to the public from 1:00 to 5:00 …

Annual Patriotic Concert

First Presbyterian Church of Highlands will present its annual patriotic concert at 8:00 P.M. on Monday, July 4.  The free concert will last one hour, ensuring plenty of time to watch the town fireworks display.   Featured will be the Highlands Male Chorus under the direction of Joe Powell, with Carol Guise as accompanist; Larry Black, trumpeter; and Angie Jenkins, …

Lunch for Literacy

Do you like to eat?  Do you think reading is important?  If your answer is “yes” to both of these questions, then here’s a fun event for you to join.  Gather a group of your friends and have lunch on Friday, July 1, at Carolina Smokehouse, Chile Loco, On the Side @ the Farmer’s Market, Randevu, Slabtown Pizza, The Ugly …

Mountains in Bloom

June is a glorious time in Highlands and Cashiers. Fabulous flowers are festooning our front yards.  Beautiful buds are begging for the attention of bees.  Glorious glads are standing guard in our gardens.   Joining you in celebrating a community filled with still life potential at every turn is The Bascom.  After all, flowers are God’s way of painting the …

Let’s Get the Park Finished

You’ve watched the Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park grow by leaps and bounds, but it’s not completed yet.   The Friends of Founders Park, a 501(c)(3) organization, is ready to push on to the final phase and need your help.   President, Nick Bazan says, “Let’s get the park finished this summer!”   To help raise money, the Friends of Founders Park will sponsor a …

Horsing Around

Bald Rock and the Divide at Bald Rock are hosting a horse exhibition and silent auction to benefit Friends of Panthertown on Saturday, June 25, from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.   Admission is free and everyone is invited.  There is a parking fee of $10 per car and carpooling is encouraged.  All the fun will take place in the …

Red, White and Blue-tiful

Celebrate America’s 240th birthday in the heart of Cashiers with the Fourth Annual Fireworks Extravaganza On the Green.   The event will begin at 6:30 P.M. Monday, July 4, at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road.  The Village Green will once again create a spectacular evening for residents and visitors to the Cashiers area.   “This band (The Extraordinaires) …