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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 …

Get Hooked

Rushing rivers, a breeze whispering through budding rhododendrons, the whisper of a hand-tied fly striking the surface of the water, all colored by the dappled sunlight of early spring.   That’s the irresistible siren song of the Three River Fly Fishing Festival, set for April 28 through 30 in the waterways in and around Highlands.   In its sixth year, …

Rotary Golf Tourney

If you need a reminder that Spring will find its way to the mountains, mark this on your calendar – the 27th annual Highlands Rotary Golf Tournament, slated for Monday, May 2 at Highlands Country Club.    Make your reservations now by contacting Tournament Chair Dr. Carter Davis at (828) 526-3008, Slocum Howland at (828) 526-9097 or via e-mail at …


The Wheel Deal

Now in its 24th year, the Tour de Cashiers Mountain Cycling Experience will kick off on Saturday, May 14, from The Village Green.   With a rolling start at 8:00 A.M., Jackson County law enforcement will lead the pack down Frank Allen Road and north on NC Highway 107 under a dramatic 20-by-30-foot American Flag and through the Crossroads. This …

Overlooks

Maybe you want to enjoy the natural wonders of this tiny piece of Western North Carolina, but you’re just not ready to embark on a hike through the Forest Primeval or contemplate the entire suite of sensory experiences that comes with using a pit toilet. Not to worry, we’ve got some Easy Peasy Possibilities that’ll provide you with indelible memories …

Camping

Are you finding it tough to ignore the call of the wild? Indulge your Grizzly Adams/Little House on the Prairie tendencies with a stay at one of our local campgrounds.   Ask for more text from Jenny