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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Natural Heritage

If you’ve worried that you are losing your connection to nature, Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library is hosting two events this month that’ll reveal the richness of of our natural heritage. At 10:30 A.M. Friday, July 1, everyone is invited to “Snakes Alive.” Children love snakes and lizards. Ron Cromer, a specialist in herpetology, lets kids and grownups touch and feel …

Lots to Learn

July is finally here!  Check out what’s to celebrate at the Center for Life Enrichment for the month of July. For Arts and Architecture, we’re offering Photojournalist Chip Somodevilla’s views on Africa, including capturing the final days of Nelson Mandela as well as the 20th Anniversary coverage of the Rwandan Genocide.   For all of you Bridge fanatics, there’s our …

Bountiful Blossoms

A beautiful blue mist blankets the mountains. The air is clean and moist. The sun peeks out to focus its spotlight on the Eden below. Mother Nature unfolds her petals and bursts into a wheel of color.  The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived, The Bascom’s Mountains in Bloom. The setting for this year’s glorious unveiling is Bowery …

True to Your School

Stay true to your school,” sang the Beach Boys and everyone knows your heart belongs to your alma mater.   Ryan Bears at Sidelines can supply everything you need to fly your school colors.  If you have someone graduating or someone who has just been accepted to college, make sure you stop by the new location of Sidelines, at 310-D …

Runs by Imagination

Cashiers Printing has been an institution in this area for years and it’s recently had a facelift. Owner Russell Majors decided to relocate the business to Highlands and the name “Cashiers Printing” just didn’t work. So enter “Dauntless Printing” located in Highlands Plaza, across from Bryson’s Food Store.   The name change is significant to Majors.  “My uncle was a fighter …

Zoller Hardware

Some would call it destiny or a match made in heaven, but whatever you call it, the new owners of Zoller Hardware, Kim and Glen Ubertino, seem destined to wind up in this place, at this time.  Glen’s dad owned a hardware store so he grew up working by his side in the family business. Later, he spent 18 years …

Trash Ambassadors

Where does the 9,000-pound gorilla sit?  Anywhere he wants to.   And so it can be said about the 4.5 tons of trash and debris recently collected in a collaborative effort of Mayor Pat Taylor’s office and the Highlands Chamber’s Visitor Center. Since last year’s Gorge Road clean-up, new deposits of trash accumulated and sat anywhere unenlightened folks dropped them. …

The Bird Barn

The Bird Barn, a Cashiers tradition for 20 years, is now in its new location at Unit 5, Village Walk.  For owners Sandy and LeRoy Parr and their official shop dog, Kaysee, it feels like coming home.  This is where it all began 20 years ago, so they and their customers feel right at home in their new space.  Walking …

Creative Concepts

It’s a wonderful thing when you finally find a stylist that understands you and your hair.   Why does it seem that as soon as you’ve found the perfect person they decide to relocate?  So there you go trying salon after salon, experiencing the good, the bad and the ugly.  It’s enough to make a person collect hats.   This is …

Summer Reading for Kids

It’s time again for the summer reading program at the Hudson Library in Highlands.   Summer reading is for kids and teens and the dates to enroll are June 7-11 (although you can sign up any time after that if you’re not in town that week)!  This year’s theme is “Ready, Set, Read!” – encouraging physical activity along with reading as …

Celebrating The Peggy

The Peggy Crosby Center – affectionately known as “The Peggy” – is not just another pretty face in Highlands.  She’s got history, heart, beauty, and a lot of soul!  In 1990, Philip Crosby had a vision for the former hospital building (built in 1948) whereby it could serve the community.  His desire to honor his wife’s legacy in the Highlands …

Lifelong Sanctuary

Friends for Life is a unique organization dedicated to helping senior and special needs companion animals.   The Forever Farm is our lifelong sanctuary for animals who have lost their homes and families when they need them the most, in their golden years or when disability strikes.  In the broadest sense, for those seniors that are in good health, the …