Skyline Lodge at Christmas
Skyline Lodge Celebrates the Holidays

Skyline Lodge in Highlands NC celebrates Christmas.

The Scaly Screamer
Highlands NC

Letters to Santa at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founder's Park

Neither a global pandemic nor their occasional random acts of naughtiness will prevent Santa from hearing the wishes of his dedicated followers.

Ice, Ice, Baby
Highlands NC

Highlands Ice Rink is open at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park. (Note to Olympic Hopefuls: The Beijing Winter Olympics debut in two months, so

Jubilant Illumination
Highlands NC

Decked out in jubilant illumination, Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park sets the stage for a joyous Holiday Season.

Trim our Town
Highlands NC

Trim Our Town is an ardent way to bring the Jolly to downtown Highlands.


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How She Found Her Happy

When Deb Hudson was a little girl and people asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up she’d say, “Everything!”  She’s well on her way to doing just that. As she embarked on her life’s journey she tried banking and retail clothing management.  After marrying, she hoped for kids.  When they didn’t come, she went back to school …

Bringing You the World’s Best

The Highlands Performing Arts Center presents Live via Satellite performances from Moscow and London during November.  The National Theatre of London will offer three encore productions – “One Man, Two Guvnors,” “Frankenstein”and “Hamlet.”  “One Man, Two Guvnors,” will be presented on Saturday, November 5, at 1:00 P.M. Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance by James Corden, this was a runaway hit both in …

Christmas Carol Sing

There will be a Christmas Carol Sing at Highlands First Presbyterian Church at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 3, after the Olde Mountain Christmas Parade.  Stell Huie will be the song leader with Angie Jenkins at the piano.  If you enjoy singing familiar Christmas carols, you’ll want to make this a part of your Christmas tradition.  The church is located …

Like Music to Your Ears

The Highlands Community Christian Chorale Christmas Concert performances will take place at 5:00 P.M.  on Saturday, December 10, and Sunday, December 11, at Highlands First Presbyterian Church, the host for this year’s concerts.   Dr. Michael Lancaster, conductor of the Asheville Symphony Chorus, will serve as artistic director for the concerts this year.  Dr. Lancaster also serves as director of …

Studio Alive

The Art League of Highlands-Cashiers’ 2016 season has been a successful one, evidenced by the number of new members, the quality of presentations, continued participation with The Bascom in the Summer Art Camp for children, two successful fine art shows, and the expanding benefits and programs offered by the Art League.  The 2016 presentations were given by a series of painters …

Rock Retro

The Friday after Thanksgiving, The Highlands Performing Arts Center will bring the great songs of Retro Rock to Highlands – “Up on the Roof,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “This Magic Moment,” “There Goes My Baby,” “Dance with Me,” “Spanish Harlem,” and “Stand by Me.”  The list of hits goes on and on.  The Drifters, one of Rock and Roll’s founding vocal …

Corbett’s Acoustical Sounds

February 9th, 1964 Jim Corbett sat glued to the family TV. It was tuned to the Ed Sullivan Show. When Sullivan introduced the Beatles, Corbett was awestruck. He knew then and there music was his destiny.  He begged for a guitar. Accompanied by his parents he went to Sears and bought a $49 Silvertone. He signed up for lessons at …

Chamber Music’s Charmers

The Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival is busy at work planning an outstanding 2017 season.   What better way to ignite the performing stages than with the electric talents of HCCMF’s charmers who will be brought to the plateau by our own, awesome William Ransom? Gary Motley will entertain, as always, with two jazz performances in early July.  He will be …

New Faces On Board

In recent years the Highlands Playhouse season has expanded from just summers to year-round.  Overseeing the playhouse is a board of directors, comprised of men and women who give selflessly of their time and energy.  The board works directly with the small staff as they strive to provide the highest quality of live theatre and movies throughout the year. A …

Holiday Readings & Music

Feeling Grinchy this year?  Not feeling in the holiday spirit?  Highlands Cashiers Players has the perfect remedy: their annual free holiday program.  It’s guaranteed to have you humming carols and feeling like the Whos down in Whoville who understood that Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Highlands Cashiers Players is a community organization and firmly believes in giving back.  This …

From Scraps to Ravishing

Allan Maxwell began learning the upholstery trade at his grandmother’s knee.   She, Connie Maxwell, was a professional seamstress.  In addition to designing wedding and prom dresses, she created eye-popping costumes for the Augusta Ballet.  She also upholstered furniture.  Years later her industrial sewing machine was bequeathed to Allan and it’s one of his core creative instruments to this day. In addition …

Ring Those Bells

Come hear The Mountain Top Ringers, the handbell choir of Highlands United Methodist Church as they present “Ring Christmas Bells.”  During the 10:50 A.M. Sunday, December 11, worship service, the ringers will perform a concert of sacred Advent/Christmas songs from the concert repertoire.  They’ll perform their entire concert at 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 14. Come for supper at 5:15, if you …