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30 years at Headwaters Outfitters

Whether you’re set on tubing down the French Broad River, or mounting a guided canoe or kayak expedition, or fly-fishing down the French Broad,

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Proper Wines for Passover & Seder

The details of our Passover and Easter meals are leavened (and unleavened) with deep cultural traditions.

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Whiskers, Wags & Whiskey: Cashiers Highlands Historical Society

Whiskers, Wags & Whiskey, set for Wednesday, June 29, at Wildcat Cliffs Country Club is a howling good time benefitting the residents of Cashiers-Highlands

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Locally Grown on the Green: Cashiers, NC

The Green Market offers a panoply of flavors and sensations on the Cashiers Village Green, every Wednesday through October.

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The Village Nature Series
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The Village Nature Series roars back to life with a series of in-depth explorations of our heritage, both Cherokee and natural.

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Sweet Sounds of Music: Highlands NC Weekend Concerts

Friday Night Live and Saturdays on Pine provide Highlands’ official Soundtrack of the Season. They’re free and everyone is invited.

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Orchard Sessions at The Farm

Mike Kinnebrew brings his tales of Love and Life to the Orchard Sessions at The Farm at Old Edwards, Thursday, May 19. For updates and to book

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Highlands Cashiers Easter Event Guide

Easter will be celebrated across the Plateau in all its post-Pandemic Glory.

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Bear Shadow Music Festival: Highlands NC

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Tastes of Spring at The Farm at Old Edwards

Chef Craig Richards, the impresario of Atlanta’s Lyla Lila Restaurant, serves up his favorite dishes and a host of front-of-the-house stories

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One Last Slice of Ice: Winter Recreation in Highlands

There are still a few places to squeeze every last measure of fun out of the retreating winter.

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Motoring the Mountain Miles: Highlands Motoring Festival

The 2022 Highlands Motoring Festival, slated for June 9-12, is revving up to be one for the books.

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Bear Shadow and Band of Horses: Highlands NC

Bear Shadow spotlights the complex, layered sound of Band of Horses, April 29. For information and tickets, visit bearshadownc.com.

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Toe-Tapping Taverns: Highlands NC

Both the High Dive and Ugly Dog Public House are keeping the beat with their live music schedules.

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Enriching Young Lives: The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center

The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center’s Youth Conferences, running throughout the month, provide direction and understanding about spirituality.

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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.

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Expansion Celebration

The Friends of the Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library will celebrate their newly expanded bookstore with a party from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. Friday, December 4.  The gathering recognizes the hard work and generosity of the community and the Carlton Foundation – they’ve greatly increased the size of the Friends’ Bookstore for book display and storage and new equipment. More books …

Glorious Giving

Be sure to join the Macon County Sheriff’s Office for Rotary Bingo on Thursday evening, December 3, as they raise funds to make Christmas brighter for needy children in our county.  Not only will you have a fun evening, but you’ll be putting smiles on the faces of youngsters. Sure bingo is fun every month and the funds raised throughout …

Ringing in the Season

The Mountain Top Ringers, the hand bell choir of the Highlands United Methodist Church, will present “Ring Christmas Bells” on Wednesday evening, December 16, at 6:00 P.M.  Worshipers at the church’s 10:50 A.M. service will get a preview of the performance on December 13.  The four sacred selections included in the Wednesday performance will be played for the congregation at …


Ridge Tops to River Bottoms

The students in the Highlands Biological Station’s fall semester-in-residence program are wrapping up the semester.    The program at HBS, held in cooperation with UNC-Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment and overseen by HBS Director Jim Costa and Associate Director Karen Kandl, has been going strong since 2001.   The institute immerses students in their subject of study like no …

Live Nativity

“A Merry Mountain Christmas: God with Us” will be presented by Appalachian Restoration Ministries of the Mountain Plateau.  This free Christmas celebration will feature a live nativity, carolers, live music, and more at the Village Commons in Cashiers.  It is open to the public.  Holiday baked goods, hot chocolate, and hot apple cider will be available for a donation.   …

The Red Cap

The children of the Highlands and Cashiers communities will stage a Christmas musical at 10:50 A.M. Sunday, December 20, at Highlands United Methodist Church.  “The Journey of the Wee Red Cap” was written by Luke Osteen with music by Les Scott, based on a story by Ruth Sawyer Durand. It tells the story of a miserly Scotsman who gets a …


Helping Hands

Highlands has long been known for its Spirit of Giving.   HANDS, Highlands Area Non-Profit Donation Sharing, was created to keep this spirit alive.  Once again, HANDS is sponsoring the annual Christmas Day Dinner and all proceeds will be donated to local non-profit organizations.  The event, created in 2001 because there were no places in Highlands for locals or visitors …

Catching Cashiers Spirit

Head to Cashiers for the 41st annual Cashiers Christmas Parade, Saturday December 12.   This hometown tradition begins at noon and travels from the Cornucopia Restaurant on Highway 107 South to the Cashiers Community Center.  For years, spectators have enjoyed the wide variety of admissions and this year will be filled with lots of new entries to get everyone in …

Voices of the Mountains

The Highlands Cashiers Players have been delighting audiences with their annual holiday presentations for years.  It’s a free program and a gift to the community, a way of saying “thank you” for its support.  This year it will be held at the Highlands Performing Arts Center on Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 P.M.  As has been their tradition in the …


After Santa, Sing!

There will be a Christmas Carol Sing at First Presbyterian Church at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 5, after the parade.  Stell Huie will be the song leader with Angie Jenkins at the piano.  If you enjoy singing familiar Christmas carols, you will definitely want to make this a part of your Christmas tradition.  The church is located at the corner …

Make a Santa Memory

Take a minute to envision your favorite family Christmas photograph.  Does your mind race to family fun with everyone gathered around Santa dressed in your tackiest Christmas sweaters and wearing smiles a mile wide?   How about your children in their Christmas finery, eyes gleaming with anticipation of the wonders of the season, whispering their wishes into Santa’s ear?  Maybe …

Christmas Classics

There’s no better way to get into the true spirit of Christmas than attending the Highlands Community Christian Chorale’s annual concert on both Saturday, December 12, and Sunday, December 13, at Community Bible Church. This year’s performance is entitled, “O Come, Emmanuel,” and it tells the story of the Advent of Jesus Christ through music.  There’ll be a reception following …