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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Always, A Winner

The Highlands Playhouse gets as much enjoyment out of picking the winners they know you’ll love as you get from watching them. And this season’s finale won’t disappoint. It’s “Always, Patsy Cline,” a Highlands hit five years ago, guaranteed to be even more impressive in 2019. This time there are new performers, an intimate cast of two fabulous actresses who …

Jim McDowell’s Face Jugs

Jim McDowell is believed to be the only American black potter who creates face jugs, made of clay, inspired by his African heritage, African traditions, and his family lineage.   His four-times-Great Aunt Evangeline was an enslaved potter in Jamaica who made face jugs. He’s been making them for over 35 years. They’ve been displayed in galleries and museums from …

Martha Wright, Clay Artist

As we maneuver through life, sometimes the things we are drawn to seem disparate.    Martha Wright, semi-retired CPA, had an epiphany. Here she was…a talented, left-brain math girl.  But she noted she was also a lover of animals and supporter of the Humane Society. She collected ceramic creatures. She hung bird prints everywhere. Along her CPA-way, all her treasures …

Terry Barnes Photography

Bright, bold, vibrant, vivid.  That’s how Terry Barnes views the world. His digital genius intensifies what he sees, and he brings that brilliance to welcoming walls from cozy cabins to commercial entryways. A self-taught, veteran photographer, he moved from the world of darkroom to a dynamic digital studio, marrying skills and secrets of both processes. He favors a larger format…bigger …

Empty Bowls

On Sunday, October 6, please join Fishes and Loaves Food Ministry and Cashiers churches at The Orchard Event Barn for the Empty Bowls Soup Luncheon from noon to 2:00 P.M. Local artisans have created unique, hand-crafted bowls that can be filled with the eight different varieties of soup crafted by eight of Cashiers’ finest chefs. Cost of the event is …

Good Clean Fun

Soap is a very common product that is found in every household.   However, the craft of handmade soap is a unique art form and those who create it are nothing short of artists. The perfect mix of ingredients often provide a combination of pleasing scents and moisturizer for the skin.   Commercial soaps often contain harsh ingredients that strip …

Rivers Rutherford and Friends

Blue Ridge School and Early College in Cashiers may be small, but their dedication to the students knows no bounds. Educating just over 360 students in grades Pre-K through 12, including an optional 13th year for the students in the Early College program, BRS prides itself on their small campus and their ability to provide a more personal educational experience.  …

Concerts on the Slopes

Sapphire Valley Resort’s Concerts on the Slopes is offering a pair of performances that’ll light up the evening skies. Shows start at 7:00 P.M. and generally end by 9:00. Tuesday, August 13, The Tams – Though their style of music has historically been referred to as Beach Music which they have had many Beach Music hits, it can be also …

Summer Soiree

Time again for the Scaly Mountain Women’s Club’s Annual Fundraising Event.  This year we will be hosting our Second Annual Charity Golf Invitational along with our Summer Soiree on Saturday, August 3. The Charity Golf Invitational and Summer Soiree are being held at the beautiful Sky Valley Country Club. The Golf Invitational registration will begin at 8:00 A.M. with a …

Your Tee Design Could Win

The turkey, cornbread dressing, pumpkin pie, football and family time…so many reasons to love about Thanksgiving!   Did we mention pie?   Each family has its own activities and traditions to look forward to the holiday.  This is the second year The Village Green is offering a 5K Turkey Trot and 1-Mile Fun Run – The Gobble On the Green.   The Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk will begin …

Art for a Cause

This Labor Day weekend, join the Cashiers Rotary in celebrating the love of art and crafting at the 12th Annual Cashiers Rotary Arts and Crafts Show.  Twice a year, the Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley transforms The Village Green into a living, breathing art space. This celebration of fine arts, local crafts and old-fashioned philanthropy brings exceptionally talented and skilled …

Pawsitively Purrfect Party

For nearly two decades, Pawsitively Purrfect Party at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley has always been a magical evening and the single-largest fundraiser of the year for the CHHS shelter pets.  In fact, at last year’s event at the newly rebuilt and more-beautiful-than-ever CCSV clubhouse, a record number of donations were made that allowed us to open the doors …