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Scaly Mountain Blackout Party

Not in the last century have Americans had the chance to witness a total solar eclipse as seen from Scaly Mountain. On August 21, the moon will block out the sun, making visible the sun’s corona, a crown-like atmosphere, from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.  Eclipse parties are planned nationwide, but none quite like the festivities at Scaly Mountain …

Eclipse Weekend Twilight 5k

Run, walk, or stroll to the Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park Saturday, August 19, for the Fifth Annual Rotary Club of Highlands Twilight 5k. This yearly event continues to draw more and more participants who look forward to racing in the cool evening air of downtown Highlands.  The Rotary Club of Highlands started this race in 2013 with the goal of raising …

Totally Eclipsed at 4118

The Highlands Chamber of Commerce has a full weekend of excitement planned for the much-anticipated total eclipse.   In case you’re unaware (really?) there will be a total Solar Eclipse on August 21.  A total eclipse is extremely rare, extremely beautiful, and the bare-eye view of totality is absolutely unmistakable to anyone in the thin path.  Around 2:30 P.M. on …


Eclipse Party at The Vineyard

There are many places in the area where you may view the 2017 Solar Eclipse, but none better than the Eclipse Party at The Vineyard at 37 High Holly, Monday, August 21, from 1:00 until 4:00 P.M.  Vineyard owner Jim Vance and Chef Tim Lundy, owner of Rosewood Gourmet, have joined forces to create a once in a lifetime event …

Over the Moon

The Laurel Garden Club’s Kitchen Tour events begin August 17 in Highlands. Festivities will kick-off with the Over the Moon Party – the hottest hoedown in town. This celestial celebration is set for Thursday evening, August 17, from 6:00 to 8:30 P.M. at the Friday/Schenck Barn in the Satulah Mountain area.  Silly Ridge Roundup, with its eclectic blend of American, …

Cashiers Celestial Celebration

The Cashiers area will be a prime viewing location on August 21, for one of nature’s most wondrous spectacles, a total solar eclipse.   Residents and visitors to the area will witness a scene of unimaginable beauty as the moon completely blocks the sun turning daytime into a darkened night sky.  “It’s an experience not to miss,” said Ann Self, Executive Director …


Workouts for Mind, Body, & Spirit

For more than three decades Highlanders have enjoyed the many amenities of the Mountain Laurel Tennis Club.   Don’t let the word “tennis” in its name fool you.  It’s not just for tennis enthusiasts.  Yes, there are three indoor courts (two hard and one clay, plus two outdoor clay courts).  Sure, you can still get private or group tennis lessons, …

Music on the Grounds

Cashiers Historical Society invites everyone to their annual Music on the Grounds on Wednesday, July 12, from 4:30 until 7:30 P.M. on the grounds of the historic Zachary-Tolbert House, located at 1940 Highway 107 South.   Add a little spice to your mid-week and join them for a fun evening that will include activities for the kids, a delicious barbecue …

A Run-derful Experience

Saturday, August 19, will see a record number of people participating in the Twilight 5K in downtown Highlands.  What began as a small race back in 2013 has continued to grow and 2017 looks to be even bigger.  According to organizer Derek Taylor, they have already seen a 700 percent increase in pre-registrations over last year and he foresees having …


Locally Grown

There are two signs that summer has officially arrived on the Plateau.   To be honest, more than that, but these two stand out.   First, and perhaps most obviously, school is out and visitors and residents are out and about enjoying our perfect summer days.  Second, white half-runner beans, silver queen corn, squash, and tomatoes are beginning to be …

Rock Our World

Driven by her passion for natural world beauty, Michal Mael has been in the business of semi-precious stones since the age of 10.   At 19, she travelled the world to exhibit her wares and quickly became an expert in rocks and minerals. Michal established Rock Our World (now Michal and Company) in 1999, specializing in importing and designing unique geode …