Donna Woods and Marty Rosenfield
Us and the Snow

It took a snowstorm to reveal what had been obvious from the start – Donna Woods and Marty Rosenfield were meant to find one another.

Mathew Basford
Fisher Vineyards Wine Dinner
The Farm at Old Edwards

With its unique blend of exquisite vintages and irresistibly off-center dishes, The Farm at Old Edwards’ Top Chef Dinner, set for May 21, promises

Magical Morning Light
Cover Artist Carole Shepardson

Carole Shepardson’s clever shutter captures the magic and the mystery embedded within life on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau.

Art and The Automobile

The Bascom revs up its Main Gallery with FreeWheeling, a dynamic show celebrating all things Automotive, May 11 through August 21.

Twilight Runs
Highlands Rotary Club

The exclusive Twilight 5K and 10K Race will wind through Highlands on Saturday, May 15. For more information or to register, visit

The Power of Music
Bear Shadow Music Festival

The music and the food and the fun times of Bear Shadow will extend across the Plateau, April 23-25. For more details (and up-to-the-minute information),

Bear Shadow Music Festival Local Love
Feel the Music and the Love at Bear Shadow Music Festival

Bear Shadow, slated for April 23-25, is showing the love for its Macon, Jackson, Transylvania, and Rabun residents with a ticket discount.


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IN League with Art

With a refreshed board of directors, exciting new member benefits, and the growing popularity of the Summer and Fall Color shows, the Art League of Highlands and Cashiers is gearing up for a busy 2016. The ALHC season officially gets under way with the first community artist reception scheduled for Monday, April 25, in the Atrium at the Bascom.  These …

Have You Herd?

With an accomplished photographer’s eye and an understanding of light and chiaroscuro, Daphne Lisenby had an excellent shot at painting.   So three years ago she and her husband, both successful professional photographers in Atlanta, traded in their metro life for a bucolic one and moved to their Wolffork Valley Farm in Rabun Gap, Georgia.  Their lovely farmstead is home …

MET Opera and Bolshoi

The Highlands Performing Arts Center has earned a reputation for serving as a showcase for world-class performances of theatre, opera and ballet. At 12:55 P.M. Saturday, March 5, it’ll stage the MET Opera’s presentation of Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” Live via satellite from New York City.  Few operas have surpassed “Manon” in the depiction of the urgency of young love.  This …

Our Field of Vision

The Bascom has teamed up with local photographer and avid conservationist Kevin Fitzpatrick to provide a week of interdisciplinary study with Highlands School’s art program.  This partnership is part of an ongoing relationship between The Bascom and Highlands School’s art department, where high school students visit The Bascom’s campus to receive supplementary instruction from visiting artists. The students study a …

Allie & Elle

Ansley Pridgen, 23-year-old entrepreneur, wanted to use her creativity, her flair for painting, and her boundless energy to build her own business.  She laid the groundwork at Southern Methodist University with a degree in accounting.  After that, it was merely a matter of deciding what product would best fit her skills… and her heart.  She went to New York to …

Life That’s Anything But Still

Emma Barrette, sophomore honor student at Highlands High School, loves creating imaginary worlds into which she can dive headfirst.   She says, “With art you are free to do whatever, whether it’s painting a beautiful woman or painting a half-eaten cheeseburger with legs and arms and a baseball cap, skateboarding down Times Square.” Emma is all about joy and that …

Fall Wine Tour

The Center for Life Enrichment, in collaboration with Atlanta Wine School, presents an exciting wine tasting trip to Oregon’s Willamette Valley from September 13 to 17.  The Willamette Valley is the most exciting wine region in America.  The Pacific Northwest has become a major center for wine production, both boutique and big business.  The Willamette Valley has the state’s highest …

Gathering On The Green

The Village Green welcomes the beginning of Spring on Easter weekend with two treasured community traditions. Residents and visitors to the Cashiers area are invited to join the celebration beginning with the Sixth Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by S’More Kids Klothes.  The egg-stravaganza for children 10 years and younger begins at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 26.  Children will …

Keeping It Gorge-ous

Spring is just around the corner here on the Plateau.  Signs are everywhere.  The birds are singing a little more loudly, soft greens are emerging from the winter brown landscape as grasses and flowers are preparing for their spectacular spring show, and spring cleaning is under way all around town.   Keeping things spruced up helps Mother Nature shine and …

Experience Your World

Since its founding in 1927, the Highlands Biological Station has specialized in immersion-based outdoor education and programming under the philosophy that the best way to learn about the natural world is to experience it.   This summer we have six workshops tailored to the members of our community.  On May 2-6, Dr. Timothy Spira of Clemson University will teach the identification …

March Medley

The plays have been cast (all four of them!), rehearsals scheduled and started, the menu planned, servers recruited, and table settings coordinated.  Things are beginning to come together for Highlands Cashiers Players winter production, “March Medley” directed by Donna Cochran, who is assisted by Chris Hess. Audiences will have the opportunity to commiserate with familiar actors as well as with …

Burst of Activity

Like the crocuses popping up all over the valley, Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library emerges from an unpredictable winter with a burst of activity.  Every Thursday at 3:45 P.M., the library hosts a free Oscar-nominated movie, complete with popcorn and bottled water. This month offers “The Walk,” rated PG, on March 3. It’ll be followed by “Sicario, rated R, on the …