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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Joint Pain, A Moving Misery!

Maintaining good joint health is essential to living an active, no-pain life.

Algorithm Cataclysm

Donna’s been using her quarantine-distancing time wisely.

Leading a Healthy Community

Nantahala Health Foundation’s leadership decisions ensure even more health care resources for Western North Carolina.

The Vaccine and the Plateau

Getting back to a Plateau life that’s not shadowed by Covid fear will require courage, imagination and a concern for the lives of our neighbors. That’s what the Highlands- Cashiers Plateau Vaccine Initiative is all about. For information, call (828) 526-1310.

A Quarter Century of Cool

Through some strange alchemy, the loving relationship between JT Fields and Glenn Murer has grown even stronger in the midst of a series of complications.

Artist Henry LaCagnina

Nationally-celebrated artist Henry LaCagnina left his mark in his summer community of Highlands.

1886 Cashiers Quake

Rock Mountain’s distinctive Rainbow Crack emerged upon the rock face like a bolt in the night.

Carolina Rustic Furniture

For home decorating needs big and small, indoors and outdoors, a visit to Carolina Rustic Furniture is a necessity. This local business is a marvelous resource with a deep inventory, knowledgeable staff, and warm, courteous service. For information, stop by 155 Warehouse Drive in Cashiers, or visit

TJ Bailey’s

Ever the trendsetter, TJ Bailey’s elevates the concept of customer service even further with the opening of The Custom Bar, its black tie and formalwear gallery above Wild Thyme Gourmet in Town Square.

A Tasty Weekend in March at Half-Mile Farm

The singular pleasures of fine whiskey and fresh-from-the-oven pie are celebrated on the Plateau with a series of Pi Day Weekend celebrations. For a full portrait of the fun, visit

Lamb Meatloaf with Riviera Sauce

Meritage Owner/Chef Andrea Schmitt slows down just enough to share a comfort food that draws upon her rich family heritage.

Scrumptious Indulgences at Hummingbird Lounge

A long, languid visit to Hummingbird Lounge, located in the heart of Old Edwards Inn, is the perfect tonic for quarantine-induced sluggishness. It’s open to the public for lunch daily, from 11:30 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. For Old Edwards Inn hotel guests only, light fare is served from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M.; and Dinner 5:00 to 8:00 P.M.