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Shopping on the East Side

Mountain Fresh Grocery and Wine Market owner Steve Snead-Smith is very excited about the changes that they have planned for the one-of-a-kind store and restaurant. Rest assured, the updates will only enhance your experience at Mountain Fresh. “We’ve opened up the floor plan, so it doesn’t feel as crowded when you walk in,” says Steve, “We’re also adding a few …

A Classic Southern Spread

If you’re looking for luxury and tranquility in the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s hard to beat Half-Mile Farm by Old Edwards in Highlands. Just outside of downtown Highlands, this luxury country inn offers the best of both worlds with its rustic charm, natural landscapes and indulgent guest rooms and experiences, one of which is the Chefs in the House dinner …

Obey the Rosé

Spring is in full swing and summer is just around the corner.  The flowers are blooming, and so are the rosés.   To celebrate the release of the spring rosé wines, the Old Edwards Club Inn and Spa is hosting the Culinary Stars and Whispering Angel Dinner. Usually served up by their in-house chefs, this year’s dinner will be prepared …


Living the Life Intended

If you’re one of those people who believes that fate somehow delivers upon the promises of childhood, no matter how circuitous the path, no matter how many twists in the tale, you could use Kimmy Vos as your primary evidence. Just consider her arrival in the kitchen of The Ugly Dog Pub in Highlands. This peripatetic crucible, where plates are …

Producing Greatness

Whether you’re looking for a theater scholarship, technicians for lighting or sound production, costumes, set-designers, an exceptional actor for a leading role, or a way to grow your theatrical organization, The Southeastern Theatre Conference lives up to its motto: Connecting You to Opportunities in Theatre Nationwide. It’s the go-to place to raise your spirits, your theater’s curtain, and your production’s …

38th Season

We at Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival are busy working to present the best Chamber Music season ever – our 38th!   After so many years of bringing world-class musicians to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, you would think we would run out of ways to enthrall you with the exceptional performances offered by the Festival.    Such is not the case with …


Roger Corn’s Pottery

Roger Corn is one of the most acclaimed North Georgia potters and is very traditional in nature.  Roger started working in clay in the 1980’s, working for and apprenticing with several of the more established and experienced potters. Working alongside these very fine folk potters greatly influenced Roger and his work.  Some years later, he branched out, taking his knowledge …

A Life of Passion

Mase (rhymes with Grace) Lucas is one of those lucky people who discovered her passion early on.   She says, “I came upon a way to live the life I was meant to live.”  Even though it was sometimes difficult in the 70s and 80s, she bypassed all the curses about having to have a college diploma to be successful, …

Great Art on Screen | Highlands PAC

Great Art on Screen, sponsored by the Highlands Performing Arts Center and The Bascom: The Center for the Visual Arts, will continue on Friday, April 5 at 5:30 P.M. This screening will feature “Caravaggio: The Soul and The Blood.”  We’ll take an immersive journey through the life, works, and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio.  Roberto Longhi, …


PAC Celebrates Music Giants

The Highlands Performing Arts Center has unveiled its 2019 Concert Season.  Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 16, 8:00 P.M. for the thrilling Highlands debut of internationally-acclaimed fiddler Mark O’Connor and The Mark O’Connor Band.  The band’s very first performance took place in 2015.  In 2017 – less than a year and a half later – they took home the …

Listen to Your Art

The 2019 season of the Art League of Highlands-Cashiers kicks off this month with its first meeting on April 29 at The Bascom.  A wine social begins at 4:30 P.M., followed by the meeting at 5:00. The Art League is pleased to announce that Franklin artist Jon Houglum will be the guest speaker.  Mr. Houglum is a native of Northern …

A Celebration of Miracle & Mystery

If you wish to unravel the riddle of Laurel’s cover artist, Donna Rhodes, you need to look no further than that irresistible cover and this dare-you-to-look-away dog portrait.   The cover – all Easter-y colors and images lifted directly from a child’s naptime idyll – is the perfect encapsulation of the playfulness that informs every aspect of Donna’s life. There’s …