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Nature’s Classroom Has No Walls

This summer, the Highlands Biological Station will offer a variety of workshops sure to pique the interest of every Highlands resident and visitor. These fun and educational courses are geared toward the community with options for all.  Workshop topics this summer include nature photography, wildflowers, natural science illustration, birding, tree identification, and more.  The length of each workshop varies as …

Keep Calm. Bingo On.

Plan now to support the Highlands School Parent Teachers Organization  at Rotary Bingo at 6:00 P.M. Thursday, April 12, at the Highlands Community Building (next to the Town Ballfield). PTO President Jody Pierson invites everyone to join Highlands Rotary for a full evening of fun. “The PTO can truly use your support at this event,” she says. “We have several …

Three River Fly Fishing Festival

At the Three River Fly Fishing Festival, April 26 through the 28 in Highlands, you’ll have an opportunity to learn more about the sport, challenge yourself, and have a whale of a good time. Fly fishing is for everyone.  It’s fun, exciting and surprisingly easy to do.  You can do it at any age regardless of your fitness level, experience …


Spring Glory on the Village Green

The Village Green hosts more than 100 events each year.  Many of these enhance the lifestyle of the Cashiers area for residents and visitors alike.  Easter Weekend features events that celebrate the hope, renewal, and joy of the Spring holiday. Cashiers area churches are planning again this year to observe the Stations of the Cross in The Village Green.  This ancient …

Keeping It Gorge-ous

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as emerging from our winter cocoons on a bright spring day and doing a little spring cleaning.  It’s even more gratifying when we join our friends and neighbors and help spruce up the Highlands community. You’ll have an opportunity to pitch in and do your part when the annual Plateau Pickup Day arrives on Saturday, …

What’s HOPpening for Easter

Easter weekend, Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1, offers a basketful of activities for the entire family.  From Easter egg hunts, sumptuous brunches, and sunrise services to traditional worship services you’ll find plentiful opportunities to celebrate this special season in Highlands. The following suggestions are a sampling of the many activities you’ll find. Easter Egg Hunts: Highlands Recreation Park:  Saturday, …


Highlands Cashiers Event Calendar

Mark your calendar so you don’t miss any of the special events here. Thanks to the generosity of community members, the Highlands-Cashiers area boasts a number of annual events. During the high season, there are lots of things going on and you may find it difficult to do it all. There are culinary festivals, music festivals, car shows and parades …

The Laurel’s Highlands-Cashiers Winter Photo Contest

Have you ever fancied yourself a great photographer?  Maybe you’re a professional photographer, or you’re just someone who loves to capture the magic of the moment on your cell phone or pocket camera.   Whichever you are, The Laurel is offering you a chance to become a cover artist.  That’s right, the 2019 Laurel Winter Photo Contest has begun, so …

Chocolate Cook-Off at Cashiers Community Library

The Friends of the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library will stage their immensely popular Chocolate Cook-Off at the library on Saturday, February 17.  This year’s cook-off promises to offer all of the hallmarks of this annual event – newly-minted recipes that demonstrate an artist’s commitment to her craft, cherished dishes that evoke a flood of deeply sensual memories, and a beguiling …


Dive-In Movies at Highlands Rec Park

Grab your swimsuits and towels and head to the Highlands Rec Park Pool Complex for Dive-In Movies, held the first Friday of every month. Sure, lots of water parks hold movies in the summer, but it’s thanks to the enclosed and heated pool and deck that Highlands can offer this family-friendly fun all year round.  The water is a balmy 82 …

Old Edwards’ We Love Locals Promotion

If you live in Macon, Jackson, Transylvania, or Rabun counties, you no doubt feel blessed simply to live here. Well, here’s another reason to rejoice –  the Old Edwards Inn and Spa’s winter promotion, “We Love Locals.” January through March, Sundays through Thursdays, local residents can enjoy special rates at this award-winning hotel. If the winter blahs have you dreaming …

Highlands’ Ice Skating Rink

When you think about ice skating, do you see yourself padded down with helmet, gloves, and body armor, with the puck on its way to the net as you make the winning goal?  Or do you see yourself dressed in a sparkling ice-blue costume, wowing the crowd with your perfectly executed triple axel? It’s good to have dreams.  Even if …