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A Trip Around the Quilt Block

The Heritage Quilt Trail is an artistic movement with the goal of preserving the history and unique beauty of American quilting. Large panels are painted with real quilt patterns and installed on the side of homes and barns. These quilt blocks can be found in every state, and now, thanks to the descendants of Caroline and Thomas Cabe, the Trail …

Easter on The Green

Easter Weekend in The Village Green features events that celebrate the hope, renewal and joy of the Spring holiday. Cashiers-area churches will once again observe the Stations of the Cross on The Village Green. The ancient tradition of carrying the cross is a way of remembering how Jesus carried his cross to Golgotha. This walking devotional experience with 14 readings …

Fight Dirty

It’s that time of year again… time to fight dirty.   Last year North Carolina residents, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the US Forestry Service picked, plucked, procured, and piled roadside trash into scores of recyclable bags, then loaded them onto trucks for a grand total of 245 tons (489,000 pounds).   That’s a whole …


Embed Yourself in Nature

Dip your toe into creating a Wellness Garden at the Cashiers Village Green at 10:00 A.M. Friday, April 19.  Contact me at [email protected] to register for this free, experiential event. This “hands-on” workshop is two hours and designed to help you think spatially and use all the elements of LIFELONG Landscape Design.  When I walk around my late winter garden …

Shakespeare for Kids

The Highlands Performing Arts Center’s Youth Theater Program will present “Great Scenes From Shakespeare’s Plays (with Combat)” April 26-28 at The Highlands PAC. This show marks the natural evolution of the Youth Theater – last year, they learned combat techniques and performed a series of vignettes showcasing their new skills, culminating with a raucous sister-slapping scene from “The Taming of …

Clayton Art Festival

Hurray, Hurray – It’s time for Celebrate Clayton!  On April 27 and 28, this Georgia mountain town will host its most popular art and fine crafts festival, known simply as Celebrate Clayton.  This premier spring event features the Artist Market on Main Street, Live Music at the Rock House, Kid’s Corner in Veteran’s Park, and festival food throughout.  North and …


The Joy of Growing Native

It’s inarguable that the Plateau is one of the most beautiful and unique places on earth.  That’s because the climate and ecosystem here are unlike any other place, even in the surrounding Southern Appalachian region.  The isolated nature and high altitude of the geography, combined with the temperate rainforest climate, creates a diverse ecosystem of animals, insects, and rare plants.  …

Fly-Fishing Fun

The Three River Fly Fishing Festival returns on April 25-27, offering anglers from near and far an opportunity to enjoy a weekend of fly fishing, fun and camaraderie.  Now in its ninth year, this fundraiser for the Town of Highlands Scholarship Fund offers men and women of all ages the chance to fish our miles of beautiful streams and rivers, …

Shelby Comin’ Round the Mountain

Highlands Motoring Festival rolls back into town June 6-9 this year and promises to be bigger and better than ever.  The highlight of this four-day event is the Cars in the Park classic car show held on Saturday, June 8, at the Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park.  Organizers expect 125 entrants and more than 2,500 visitors on show day. This show draws …


Sew What

We’re always trying new things and offering new services at Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library. But I’ll bet you can’t guess what we’ve come up with now. I can hear you already: “So what?” That’s right! How’d you guess? “Sew what?” is really an open-ended question. It turns out you can sew lots of things, thanks to the library’s new policy …

Changing Seasons at the Hudson

Highlands is finally shrugging off its winter coat and opening into riotous bloom, and Hudson Library is warming up for the busy season. But first, change.  Karen Hawk, a mainstay at Hudson’s circulation desk for a decade, is turning over a new leaf in her own life this Spring with her retirement – her last day as a working woman …

Creative Collaborations

Spring offers two exciting exhibitions at The Bascom.  From now through June 16, the main floor Bunzl Gallery will launch the first in a series of annual exhibitions celebrating the creativity of fellows and students of neighboring arts centers.  This year, The Bascom is proud to highlight works by fellows of The Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia.  This exhibition, …