Mountain Theatre Company’s The Rocky Horror Show,
Brad, Janet and Rocky

Ooh, it’s spooky and packed with flash and glitter! It’s got to be Mountain Theatre Company’s The Rocky Horror Show, October 6 through

Cover Artist: The View Through Rosemary’s Eyes

Cover Artist Rosemary Stiefel sees the world with different eyes – and it’s made all the difference. For proof, just look closely at these

Journey Back To Joy

No matter where she finds herself, artist Penny Pollock is in the midst of beauty.

Mountain Theatre Company
A Jet-Fueled Valentine: Review of Mountain Theatre Company’s Rock of Ages

Mountain Theatre Company’s Rock of Ages is a jet-fueled (with a splash of Riunite) valentine to the 80s Power Ballad Era, running through August

Chief Holland

Highlands Police Chief Andrea ‘Sissy’ Holland puts a sunny face on a grueling job.

So Much To Talk About

The sisters saw it first – the love between Wendy Strong and Sam Lupas was meant to be. The obstacles vanished with a kiss.

The Sumptuousness of Primary

Season’s Bounty

The Plateau’s two green markets are a celebration of the landscape’s bounty and a tribute to the men and women who make it all possible.

Weekend Concerts

Lace up your dancing shoes – Highlands’ free weekend concerts return next month – Friday nights at Town Square and Saturday evenings at

The Bear & the Bands

The talent’s already lining up for the third incarnation of the Bear Shadow Music Festival, set for April 28-30. For ticketing and more information


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All God’s Creatures

People are invited to bring all varieties of pets for the annual Blessing of the Animals at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, October 5, to The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road in Cashiers.  Gather on the lawn for a parade of animals, prayers, music and celebration of all of God’s creatures. Over the years, local ministers have blessed a menagerie …

On the Half Shell

Join the Highlands Biological Foundation for a Cajun celebration on Sunday, October 6, – Highlands on the Half-Shell in the meadow behind the Nature Center.   This annual fall event supports the Highlands Biological Foundation. The bayou comes to the mountains with a feast of oysters, gumbo, and other Louisiana delicacies under the canopy of Highlands’ autumn flame-colored leaves.   …

Showcasing Local Art Talent

The Town of Highlands celebrates its annual Highlands Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, October 12, from 9:00 A. M. until 4:00 P.M. at the Highlands Civic Center at 600 North Fourth Street.   Admission and parking to this event are free.  From its ever-so-humble beginnings nearly 40 years ago when The Highlands Woman’s Club envisioned it as a way …

Goblins on the green

Make plans to celebrate a frightfully fun Halloween at The Village Green in Cashiers.    Goblins In the Green will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 P.M. Friday, October 25. Dress up in your favorite silly or scary costume and come to The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road. Some ghoulish guests will join the resident spiders and …

Cuteness Overload

Is there anything cuter than dogs dressed up for Halloween?  Okay, children in costume, yes.  But what about both? For a cuteness overload, head to Sky Valley, Georgia, for their Sixth Annual Sky Valley Fallfest, Saturday, October 19, from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. Join the fun and enjoy hayrides, arts and crafts, live music, and the popular costume contest …

Fall Leaf Show

With the arrival of the annual Fall Leaf Show, you’re seeing the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau at its best.  The bold colors carpeting the mountains around us suggest a quilting bee that shared a pot of peyote tea and then went to work, finally tossing their finished product over an unmade bed. The display is breathtaking in its richness and randomness, kaleidoscopic …

The Pickle Lady

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.  A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?  I can tell you: in my shopping bag from Highlands Marketplace. The art of pickling and canning may be a lost art to some, but to …

Scholarship Links

Each year the Town of Highlands, together with the support of local business sponsors, hosts the annual Town of Highlands Scholarship Fund Golf Classic.   This year’s tournament, held on Thursday, October 17, is being hosted again at the beautiful Wildcat Cliffs Country Club.  Now in its 44th year, this tournament is the Scholarship Fund’s largest fundraiser of the year, …

Highlands Spooktacular

Parents and Grandparents, listen up! Don’t wait until October 30 to get those Halloween costumes ready, your deadline is Thursday, October 24. It’s time again for the Highlands Spooktacular, a free event offered by the Town of Highlands. During my children’s formative years I remember them parading around the school gym in costume and it was always something they looked …

Southern Shamrock

Local raconteur Lee Lyons has turned her formidable storytelling talents to create a new novel, her first – “Southern Shamrock.” If you’ve lived on the Plateau for any length of time, you know Lee. She’s performed with the Highlands-Cashiers Players and presented her stories in monologues and spoken word performances throughout the twin communities. Her voice is big and clearly …

Wreaths Across America Day

Whether they stormed the beaches of Normandy, fought in the jungles of Vietnam, or battled in the sands of Iraq or the mountains of Afghanistan, our brave men and women in uniform have always put our country first.  Saturday, December 14, is National Wreaths Across America Day, with this year’s theme being “Everyone Plays a Part.” This is a wreath-laying …

Making & Filling Empty Bowls

As we near the season of giving, the weather is cool, the leaves are changing, and you may be planning your holiday gatherings. Before you go any further, please consider what winter on the Plateau means for some. As businesses curtail hours and clubs take a winter’s break, where do those employees find work; and what about the people who …