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Groovin’ on The Green

The popular Groovin’ on the Green concert series, sponsored by the Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association and series sponsors Biltmore, Landmark Realty Group and Chinquapin, takes place Friday nights at 6:30 P. M. at The Village Commons in Cashiers. The shows go on rain or shine. These concerts bring out people of all ages who want to have fun, visit …

Natural Heritage

If you’ve worried that you are losing your connection to nature, Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library is hosting two events this month that’ll reveal the richness of of our natural heritage. At 10:30 A.M. Friday, July 1, everyone is invited to “Snakes Alive.” Children love snakes and lizards. Ron Cromer, a specialist in herpetology, lets kids and grownups touch and feel …

Lots to Learn

July is finally here!  Check out what’s to celebrate at the Center for Life Enrichment for the month of July. For Arts and Architecture, we’re offering Photojournalist Chip Somodevilla’s views on Africa, including capturing the final days of Nelson Mandela as well as the 20th Anniversary coverage of the Rwandan Genocide.   For all of you Bridge fanatics, there’s our …


Bountiful Blossoms

A beautiful blue mist blankets the mountains. The air is clean and moist. The sun peeks out to focus its spotlight on the Eden below. Mother Nature unfolds her petals and bursts into a wheel of color.  The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived, The Bascom’s Mountains in Bloom. The setting for this year’s glorious unveiling is Bowery …

Nature’s Kitchen

Mary Palmer Dargan, local landscape architect and author, is inviting the public to share in nature’s bounty this summer. She’s hosting Nature’s Kitchen, a series of workshops designed to identify and create delightful meals using the plants right under your feet. Participants will discover wild and native plants that are high in nutritional value, beautiful, delicious and free. “My guests …

If Fossils Could Talk

These mountains are old.  Some say they are the oldest mountains in the world.  Many of us have pondered what it must have been like here a century ago when these thriving mountain communities were just taking shape.   But have you ever thought about what these mountains were like even before that?  Way before that?   On Tuesday, June …


Art & Craft Show

There are plenty of reasons why Highlands is such a cherished summer destination.   For some, it’s the exquisite natural beauty or the cool respite from sultry summer temperatures. For others, it’s the unhurried pace of mountain life and the gentle neighborliness of small town life. Another reason is for the fabulous original hand-made creations by regional artisans that you’ll find …

Where the Wild Things Are

The 13th Annual Mountain Wildlife Days is scheduled for July 15 and 16 at the Sapphire Valley Community Center, located three miles east of Cashiers.   New Presenter Carlton Burke will headline a program titled “Hunters of the Sky.”  Burke is a naturalist and educator who operates Carolina Mountain Naturalists, which specializes in presenting live animal and nature programs. Rob Gudger, …

Good Eats, Good Cause

It’s that time again.  Your tummy and taste buds, programmed to remember deliciousness, may have already reminded you about Fishes and Loaves’ Big Ol’ Mountain Country Breakfast, an annual fundraiser that satisfies the hunger of both givers and receivers. The Food Pantry, adjacent to the Community Center in Cashiers, is open Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.  A …


Light Up the Night

Carolyn Franz, president of the Friends of Lake Glenville, could not be more excited about the upcoming fireworks on Lake Glenville, set for dusk on Sunday, July 3.  This celebration was started many years ago and has since grown to be one of the biggest events the group sponsors.   Originally, the Fireworks on Lake Glenville started with friends who …

A Spot of Tea & a Mystery

Readers who enjoy little character pieces set in small Southern towns or cozy mysteries will want to join author Mary Kay Andrews for the Third Annual Author’s Tea at Highlands United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 18, from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. If you relish novels set in a Southern venue, you’re probably already familiar with Mrs. Andrews’ works such as …

Trunk Shows at Acorns

The Highlands season doesn’t officially begin until Acorns Boutique at Old Edwards Inn announces their designer trunk show schedule.  This year, the shows scheduled in June alone will surpass all your expectations. There will be a total of six shows this month with the first two June 3-5.  Planet Clothing will be back with their fabulous, unstructured and extremely flattering …