Two Tales Told in Brooklyn: A Review of Mountain Theatre Company's Production

Director, Scott Daniel, and his team outdid themselves with this impressive cast. Every performance was a gem.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
Visit Highlands, NC Awards Grants to Two Local Organizations

Visit Highlands, NC today announced its latest round of grants totaling $18,000 to support two local nonprofit organizations.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
Visit Highlands, NC Awards Grants to Two Local Organizations

Visit Highlands, NC today announced its latest round of grants totaling $18,000 to support two local nonprofit organizations.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
COVID tests available at Hudson Library

Hudson Library now has free at-home COVID-19 rapid tests available. These are antigen tests that provide results in 15 minutes. Drop by the library

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
First Responders Cup Golf Tournament at Burlingame Country Club

Under bright, sunny skies in Sapphire the First Responders Cup golf tournament brought in more than $30,000 from donors and sponsors to benefit

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
Taking His Turn

For Madison Minus, the artistry lies in revealing the beauty and mystery embedded within a block of wood.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
Lifting Each Other Up

Despite years and hundreds of miles apart, the deep love between Mary and Steve Abranyi would not be contained.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highlands-nc-artist-penny-pollock-cover-july
The Place I Call Home

Cover Artist Penny Pollock’s entire life has been a sequence of inspiration and discoveries.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
Heritage & History-Rich Highlands, NC

An unlikely confluence of natural treasures, events, and quirky personalities created the endlessly surprising Highlands community that continues

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highlands-nc-sue-blair-art-horsed
Reflecting on the Past 20 Years
Carpe Diem Farms

Though her attention is clearly focused on the busy year ahead, Sue takes a few moments to cast her gaze to the early days of this magazine and

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highlands-nc-couple-steve-mehder
The Heart & Start of it

For Delaine and Steve Mehder, their differences have somehow led to an abiding complementary love that will not be denied.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highlands-nc-cashiers-nc-laurel-marjorie-christiansen-janet-cummings-covers
20 Years of Art

“To say that The Laurel Magazine is an instrumental influence to our arts community would be a huge understatement. They feature art on each

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
lake-toxaway-greystone-inn
Award-Winning Dining at Greystone Inn

The Greystone Inn’s Lakeside Dining Room has earned international honors with Opentable.com’s Diner’s Choice Award. To evaluate the wisdom

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
bear-shadow-wine-women-song-highlands-nc
Wine, Women & Song at Oak Restaurant

“A Jug of Wine, A Loaf of Bread and Thou” – somehow the 11th century’s Omar Khayyam predicted the vibrant spirit of Bear Shadow’s Wine,

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
cashiers-nc-dining-the-fix-charcuterie
Get Your Fix
Sapphire, NC

The Fix Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, located at 3093 US 64 East in Sapphire, arrives in this quiet community as an exclamation point for food and

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
Highlands-nc-skyline-lodge-oak-restaurant-brunch-table-overview
It’s Brunch Time: Oak Steakhouse Highlands

The arrival of Brunch at Oak Steakhouse at Skyline Lodge is a cause for celebration. Reservations are a must – (828) 482-4720.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highlands-nc-chainsaw-artist-Dave0Ferrell-fox
Branching Out: The Art of Dave Ferrell

Dave Ferrell’s chainsaw wizardry draws magical figures from ordinary blocks of wood.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highands-nc-cashiers-nc-laurel-cover-april2002-mase-lucas
Woman with an Ibis: Cover Artist, Mase Lucas

Take a closer look at the artistry and profound mystery embedded within our Mase Lucas covers.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highlands-nc-mountain-garden-club-plant-sale
Garden Club Plant Sale
Highlands, NC

Just in time for Plateau Planting, the Highlands Mountain Garden Club’s beloved Annual Plant Sale returns to the Town Ball Field on Saturday,

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highlands-nc-marketplace-yarn
Marketplace Magic on Saturdays in Highlands

With Covid restrictions fading into the rearview mirror, Highlands Marketplace is a dazzling showcase for local farmers and artisans, Saturdays

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highlands-nc-three-river-fly-fishing
A River Runs Through it : Three River Fly Fly Fishing

The Three River Fly Fishing Festival, set for April 21-23, offers plenty of challenges for both veteran anglers and clever novices of all ages.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
highlands-nc-bear-shadow-barn-sign-day
Bear Shadow Music Festival: Highlands NC

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
cashiers-highlands-humane-society-davidjjpg
And Kentucky Makes 8: Cashiers Highlands Humane Society

Six very lucky dogs get a new leash on life thanks to the gentle ministrations of the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
Cover-Worthy Winters: Annual Cover Winter Photo Contest

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
Daytime Experiences at Bear Shadow: Highlands NC

Bear Shadow, slated for April 29 through May 1, sets the tone for a busy Plateau Season with an unforgettable series of daytime experiences.

READ FEATURED ARTICLE
The Laurel turns 20

READ FEATURED ARTICLE

Search Articles

There are so many great articles in the pages of The Laurel Magazine, sometimes you want to read them again. You won’t miss a thing. Use these helpful search parameters and find just what you’re looking for about Highlands, NC and Cashiers, NC.

Author

Category

Magazine Issue

CLEAR

One Good Turn

North Carolina has a long-standing history of craftsmanship.   Woodturning, in particular, has strong roots in North Carolina – the state’s often credited as the cradle of the furniture industry in the United States.  This fascinating trade has been passed down from generation to generation, the skill being perfected more and more as each new generation of artist finds their …

Opera, Theatre and Ballet

January and February are busy months for the Live in HD Series at the Performing Arts Center featuring the MET Opera, the National Theatre of London, and the Bolshoi Ballet – all via satellite. January brings The National Theatre Encore performance of “Skylight,” Saturday, January 9, at 1:00 P.M.  Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan star. MET Opera presents “Les Pecheurs …

A Living Dance Legend

March 3, 4, and 5 brings an exciting “happening” to the Highlands Performing Arts Center Youth Theater.   The New York-based Paul Taylor Dancers: Taylor 2 will be here.  Paul Taylor, 83, still creates two dances a year, in addition to reviving some of his 142 works for the company’s upcoming Lincoln Center season.   Taylor is the last living …


Plateau Gallery News

The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts offers free exhibitions, unique education, and community outreach through workshops, classes, and lectures.  Gallery hours are 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Saturday; and noon to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday.  Call (828) 526-4949 or visit thebascom.org to learn about winter programs, classes, events.  Mountain Mist Gallery of Cashiers represents some of …

Ice and Waterscape

Imagine stepping out of your back door into lush woodland and shooting a prize-winning photo.  That’s what fine art photographer Charles Johnson did to capture the cover of Laurel’s winter issue.   He says, “I shot a patch of ice melting in a shallow creek thirty paces from my backdoor.  The morning light was dazzling, creating a living, shimmering radiance …

My Friend Ralph

Last November I called a friend in Seattle to tell her that Ralph deVille had died. She’d been in the habit of flying to the East Coast to attend one of the ikebana workshops at Ralph’s The Stone Lantern. Think about that for a moment – a woman traveling across the continent to visit a shop in a town of …


Ghosts & Grotesques

The PAC Youth Theater will perform “Ghosts & Grotesques” on Friday through Sunday, February 19-21.  It’s a performance with stories, poems and tales that’ll make you wonder and wander “What if?”    “The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees,  The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,  The road was a ribbon of moonlight …

Walk In Float Out

Residents of Macon, Jackson, Transylvania, and Rabun counties, rejoice! Old Edwards Inn and Spa is once again offering their special “We Love Locals” packages. During the months of January through March, you can take advantage of their reduced rates in the inn, the spa, and Madison’s Restaurant. Old Edwards Inn and Spa understands how busy it gets in the high …

See You at the Movies

The Christmas decorations are all packed away and you’ve set out to complete all those winter projects you’ve been putting off for a while.  Shards of sunlight shimmer as frost trims the needles of the evergreens.   The slower pace of winter is a welcome respite from the harried pace of the holidays.   Don’t let cabin fever sneak upon …


Chocolate Is the Answer

For some of us, February is a bleak slog punctuated by the splash of passion and color that’s Valentine’s Day. And there’s another happy date on the calendar that’ll banish those winter blues – the Fourth Annual Chocolate Cook-Off, set for 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.  Saturday, February 7, at the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library. Every February, the library is filled …

HCP’s March Medley

What would be better than going to dinner or brunch in mid-March and enjoying a play?  How about seeing four plays? Highlands Cashiers Players is going to put on its “Metaphorical Shoes” “One Day at the Christmas Party” and have the “Misfortune” of making “Funeral Plans.”   Intrigued?  These are the titles of the four one-act plays that will accompany …

Ready. Snap. Win.

Grab your camera, capture a memory, and you could become a winner. Whether you enjoy taking that just right picture depicting the serene beauty of a snowy landscape, or catching that perfect winter action shot of your children or fur friends at play, this is the time to capture those memories and share them with The Laurel. Whatever your chosen …