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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A Perfect Family Estate

Don’t miss the opportunity to own this piece of Highlands history.  Built in the early 1920’s by renowned craftsman/builder J. Walter Reese for William O. and Mollie Gardner Jones, this home is located on Lot 1 in the subdivision created by Margaretta Ravenel.   On the western slope of Satulah Mountain this one-and-a-half story wooden shingle dwelling includes a wide …

Long Before We

The Woodland people, a highly organized farming culture, appeared in the South around 1,000 BCE (before the Common Era), about the time of the mound building cultures.  The Woodland people were unlike the nomadic tribes that followed herds and used spears and atlatls (a mechanical device that threw the spears) to secure game. To fortify their diets, Woodland people hunted …

Rainbow Falls

With a plethora of trails, campsites, fishing spots, and picnic areas, the Gorges State Park serves as an excellent resource for anyone in the area that desires a woodland sabbatical. In addition to these great opportunities, it also provides access to one of the most impressive waterfalls in the in all of Western North Carolina.  As the Horsepasture River pours …

Mountain Fresh Pizza

I was nonplussed when I got the assignment to review Mountain Fresh Grocery’s pizza. Don’t get me wrong – I adore Mountain Fresh Grocery.  The owners have transformed what was once a sleepy purveyor of over-priced garlic paste and sad cantaloupes into a bustling emporium of gourmet foodstuffs, exotic olive oils, killer ice cream (try some of their Vietnamese Cinnamon), …

Design, Build, Cherish

When I did my phone interview with master craftsman and home remodeler Stephen Owens, I could hear hammers banging and saws buzzing in the background. I asked if he’d always been surrounded by woodworking.  He laughingly replied, “All my family was born with sawdust in their blood.” Well, blood wasn’t exactly the “B”-word he used, but that down-home sense of …

Cashiers Christmas Parade

The 41st Annual Cashiers Christmas Parade continues to grow and delight onlookers with its hometown flair and wide variety of entries.   The parade begins at noon on Saturday, December 12, and promises a new theme and lots of fun for the whole family.  Spectators will enjoy floats, vintage cars, a marching band, and of course, many four-legged friends sure …

Your Favorite Sunrise

Last month we asked where you saw the best leaves.   Now, with the mountain vistas opening up again, it’s time to catch that perfect sunrise.  Yes, it is indeed worth getting up for!  If you’re lucky enough to have the perfectly situated home, you may need no more than to step out on your deck with a cup of …