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Best Decision: Highlands Rotary Club

For Highlands Rotarian Sherry Holt, serving her community has always been part of her DNA.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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The Trail Less Traveled – Chinquapin Mountain

Though it’s often bypassed for its flashier neighbor Glen Falls, Chinquapin Mountain offers a series of spectacles and a magnificent summit.

Lending a Helping Hand to Mother Nature – Panthertown Valley

Friends of Panthertown are holding a pair of trail-maintenance parties for this pristine jewel in the heart of Nantahala National Forest – December 2 and 12. For information, visit panthertown.org.

A Grand, Green, Meaningful Movement – Wreaths Across America

The local Wreaths Across America, set for Saturday, December 19, will honor veterans across the Plateau. For more information or to participate, contact Phil Potts at (828) 200-9753 or by email at [email protected].


Trust in the Music – Bear Shadow Music Festival

Like its panoramic namesake, the Bear Shadow Festival will draw visitors from across the Southeast with its April 2021 debut.

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.

DIY Holiday Gifts

If you’re stumped for Christmas gifts for the people (and pets) on your Shopping List, consider a visit to Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library and Hudson Library. They have some ideas.


Holidays and Chocolate

Cake Bar takes it upon itself to get the entire community into the holiday spirit with a mix of music, exuberance on a lavish scale, and, of course, freshly-baked treats.

Holidays on Ice | Highlands NC

No matter what the rest of the world offers this Holiday Season, you can still find a measure of peace and a dash of excitement and heaps of unadulterated joy at the Town of Highlands Ice Rink, located at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park.

New Kind of Holiday Fun | Cashiers NC

Undeterred by the roadblocks caused by Covid, the Cashiers Community finds new ways to maintain Christmas Cheer throughout the season.


Dog Park Initiative by Vision Cashiers NC Moves Forward

Nonprofit Gains Traction with Jackson County to Support our Four-legged Friends

Preparing Your Holiday Charcuterie and Cheese

With a bit of insight and careful consideration, a charcuterie platter can be the centerpiece of your holiday dining plans.

Shopping in Sapphire & Lake Toxaway

There’s something magical about the twin communities of Sapphire and Lake Toxaway during the winter.