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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25 Years and Counting

As Chef Wolfgang Green and his wife Mindy celebrate the 25th anniversary of Wolfgang’s Restaurant and Wine Bistro, it’s clear that they’re still passionate about the restaurant, an enthusiasm that’s made the place into a Highlands institution.  “Of course, we’re proud of these 25 years here in Highlands, but they only make us more excited to be thinking about great …

Coro Vocati Performs at FPCH

Coro Vocati will perform in a concert entitled “Dust and Spirit – Home and Beyond: Songs of our Folk-Heritage” on Saturday, July 13, at 5:00 P.M. at First Presbyterian Church of Highlands. There is no charge for admission.   The program features English language folk songs and hymns from three countries – Ireland, Scotland, and America. These songs sing of …

Highlands Playhouse Summer Hits

“Oklahoma,” that timeless gem of Americana, is back July 11-27 at the Highlands Playhouse. This summer’s performance is not only O.K. … it’s supremely transcendent.  Anybody growing up in the 40s, 50s, and 60s had Rogers and Hammerstein lyrics and tunes permanently bonded to their psyche.    Artistic director Bill Patti will bump things up a notch with his fresh …

Summer Music Camp

Highlands United Methodist Church is offering its Children’s Summer Music Camp from Monday, August 5,  through Friday, August 9. This year’s music camp will center around the musical comedy, “All God’s Critters.” During the week, participants will learn the songs and the dramatic parts of the show, culminating in a performance at 5:00 P.M.Friday, August 9, in the church’s Sanctuary; …

Interlude Concerts

First Presbyterian Church of Highlands will launch its 2019 Interlude Concert Series with a 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 10, performance of “Ransom Notes”  by Violinist Kate Ransom and her brother, Pianist William Ransom. Ms. Ransom is the President of the Music School of Delaware and has been a favorite performer at the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival. William Ransom is the …

Village Square Art & Craft show

With so many opportunities for dining, shopping and enjoying nature in the Highlands area, it’s the perfect place to plan a vacation. So plan now to come the weekend of August 24 and 25 to attend the Highlands Village Square Art & Craft Show. The show is held in beautiful Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park on Pine Street downtown. It runs from …

Bel Canto’s 27th Year

On Sunday, September 8, Bel Canto will once again treat the Highlands/Cashiers/North Georgia area to an exceptional program by four performers from the world of opera. This series has always included not only opera, but Broadway favorites as well as a few surprises.  This year’s concert will continue in that tradition. The concert will be followed by a sumptuous dinner …

Lyrical Brushwork Vibrant Color

When Jo Ann Walker was a child, she used to lie in the grass with her mother looking up at the treetops and sky.  “I didn’t realize my mother was training my eye and my future painting style by emphasizing the beautiful simplicity of Nature’s colors, shapes, and forms,” Jo Ann says.   Today, this self-proclaimed American Impressionist has been recognized …

Mark Edge Returns to Smitten

People of the Plateau, get ready to rejoice!  Mark Edge returns with his inimitable treasure chest of jewels, coins, chains, cabochons, unusual finds, and utter magic. Catch him at Smitten’s Third Thursday, July 18, through the weekend.  Mark’s followers (and if you’re not yet one of them, you soon will be) know the drill.  Start gathering your family jewelry, coins, …

Festival Favorites & Premier Performers

The world’s greatest music meets world-class musicians on the cool and vibrant Plateau for the 38th season of the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival.  The splendor begins on July 5th and 6th with Opening Gala concerts and receptions featuring the chamber music of George Gershwin.  Concerts throughout the season are held in Highlands on Friday and Sunday evenings at the Performing …

Summer Colors Fine Art Show

July is a busy month for the Highlands-Cashiers Art League.     In July it will sponsor the first of two annual fine art shows.  The Summer Colors Fine Art Show will be held in the Sapphire Valley Community Center, just off of U.S. 64, about three miles east of the Cashiers Crossroads.  The dates of the event are Saturday …

Change is in the Air at PAC

The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center is in the process of implementing a new expanded facility for the performing arts community.      Our new facility will bring the performing arts in Highlands to a higher level by providing a larger theater for the big shows, a small black box theater for movies and more intimate events plus renovations to the …