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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For Artists and Art Lovers

Our Cover Artist, Cath Connolly Hudson, talks shop with the members of The Art League, Monday, June 26, at The Bascom.

From Classical to Contemporary

The Art League of Highlands-Cashiers’ Summer Colors Fine Arts Show, set for July 22 and 23 at the Sapphire Valley Community Center, showcases the finest of the Plateau’s creative talents.

Focus on Flowers & Figures

As evidenced by her art, Cover Artist Cath Connolly’s arrival on the Plateau was something of a Homecoming.

Volunteers Needed to Help Tidy Our Town

Highlands Chamber of Commerce/VIsit Highlands, NC Organizing Second Community Clean Up Day of the Year

Brevard, NC, is Getting Served a Full Plate This Upcoming 2024

It’s official- One of the Appalachian’s most beloved, quaint towns in western North Carolina will be introduced to its very first international food hall.

Waterfalls of the Southern Blue Ridge

Ed and Cindy Boos illuminate and elucidate their discoveries of the natural world here on the Plateau in a beguiling exhibit at Hudson Library in Highlands.

A Focus On Place

Dr. Gary Wein gives his farewell presentation on June 27 at The Village Green Commons in Cashiers. For more information about Village Nature Series, and to learn upcoming summer topics, visit villagegreencashiersnc.com. These events are free to the public.

Highlands Chamber of Commerce Held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Grand Opening of Bijou

The Highlands Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of Bijou “little jewel” of Highlands on Friday, August 18. Bijou, located at 125 South 4th Street, is owned by Laurel Parham. Business hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The shop offers jewelry created by Laurel and small production family-owned companies like Baraka, …

Grants and Sponsorships Awarded to Highlands Non-profit Organizations

Formed in 1931 to serve as the voice of business, the Highlands Chamber of Commerce has grown to provide services and support to businesses, residents and visitors.

The Gordon Center for Children Names New Executive Director

The Gordon Center for Children is thrilled to welcome Megan Van Der Linde as Executive Director. Her background is rooted in childcare, leadership and program development. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Development from Georgia Southern University. She then spent time developing teacher training, conducting classroom observations and environment changes for a franchised childcare center …

Find Joy in the Gardens

The Village Green will once more stage its Joy Garden Tour on Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15.

Dirty, But Beneficial, Job

Lake Glenville gets spruced up with its annual Clean Up – 9:00 A.M. Saturday, June 3. You’re invited – visit friendsoflakeglenville.com.