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Can You Dig It?

The Mountain Garden Club is known for their high kicks and choreographed moves in the annual Highlands Olde Mountain Christmas Parade, but what they are most proud of is the work they do locally. Their biggest fundraiser is the annual Plant Sale, held this year Saturday, May 23, from 9:00 A.M. to noon. This will be the 33rd year the members …

Cashiers Gets Crafty

It’s that time of year again! The finest artisans from throughout the Southeast will once again converge on The Village Green for the Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley’s biannual Arts & Crafts Show. Come to the Crossroads this Memorial Day weekend for the return of one of the area’s most notable events. This year’s Spring Arts & Crafts Show takes place on …

CLE: Increasing APPtitude

The Center for Life Enrichment’s 2015 season begins with the world of technology! If you’re still struggling with how to operate your iPad or iPhone and need some guidance, CLE has the just the person to show you the ropes. Nigel Sixsmith is one of a handful of Apple experts and has taught iPad and Apple classes for CLE for …


Village Nature Series

Come gather on the back porch of The Village Green Commons at 5:30 P.M. May 26 for an intimate concert of traditional songs, ballads, fiddle tunes, and banjo selections from southern Appalachia. This is the first program of the 2015 Village Nature Series. This month features musician-storyteller Bruce Greene. Greene is known worldwide for preserving Appalachian music and culture. He …

Groovin’ on the Green

Community. It means different things to different people, but in Cashiers there is a place that embodies community, The Village Green and Village Commons, where Cashiers comes to play. Few events are as anticipated and attended as the Groovin’ on the Green concerts sponsored by the Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association. Concerts are held every Friday night from June through …

Wildflower Whimsy

The Highlands Biological Foundation is excited to host Wildflower Whimsy this May 8 and 9. In keeping with our informal theme this year of pollinator conservation, we have invited ecologist Nancy Lee Adamson to be the keynote speaker at 5:30 P.M. on May 8. Nancy, who is devoted to promoting pollinator conservation through planting habitat and minimizing pesticide use, will talk about celebrating …


Tour de Cashiers

The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce will stage the 23rd Annual Tour de Cashiers on Saturday, May 2. Cyclists will follow one of four routes: the Century, ¾ Century, Metric Century, or Quarter Century, with rides enveloping elevation gains of up to 10,500 feet. Steep climbs and fast descents await experienced cyclists who return year after year to enjoy the …

Pick a Wildflower

We hope you enjoyed participating in the Readers’ Poll for last month. The question we posed was: Which was your favorite place for a nature walk? Choices were the Cliffside Loop Trail; the Highlands Plateau Greenway; and Highlands Botanical Garden. You chose: Highlands Botanical Garden. Our question for June is what is your favorite plateau wildflower? Straddling the Eastern Continental …

Swing Into Action

Calling all area golfers! It’s time to dust off those clubs and prepare to challenge your friends in the Rotary Club of Highlands’ 26th Annual Golf Tournament. You’ll be able to show your skills as you play one of the premier golf courses of the area. Gather at the Highlands Country Club practice green or the driving range at 10:00 A.M. on …


Get Your Hands Dirty!

Thirty years of designing landscapes for clients in exclusive places from the coast of California to the low country of the Carolinas has equipped Mary Palmer Dargan with a sharp eye for detail and a humorous, no-nonsense approach to getting things done. “Form follows function, then beautify” is her mantra. During the months of April and May you’re invited to get your …

Handmade & Homegrown

Well, spring is finally here, the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and the Kelsey-Hutchinson Park has had a major face lift. This winter a committee has been hard at work planning a Saturday Market to be held on a regular basis. The goal of this market is to allow local farmers, gardeners, growers, bakers, cooks, crafters and artists the opportunity …

Keep It Gorge-ous

It’s hard to believe anyone would ever litter the beautiful Cullasaja Gorge, but stuff happens. And that’s why every year a group of dedicated volunteers put on their best pickin’ clothes and traipse the trails along the cliffs and riverside, rounding up bottles, paper, and other cast-offs. 2015’s Annual Gorge Clean-up will be Saturday, April 18, at 9:30 A.M. This year’s Clean-up …