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A Riot of Color

Each spring a remarkable event occurs in the deciduous woodlands of the Highlands Plateau and Cashiers Valley, the emergence of the spring wildflowers.   As the first warm rays of sunlight touch the forest floor, thousands of plants awaken from their winter slumber to present an unmatched seasonal exhibit of beauty.  They decorate the forest floor with a riot of …

Why, How, What If?

When curiosity flourishes, worlds can be changed.   Why?  How?  What if?   These are questions that we ask ourselves every day here at the Center for Life Enrichment.  In fact, our classes are designed with them in mind.  Our classes, workshops, and trips cover it all.  From the arts, computers and technology, culinary, garden and nature to history, literature, …

Rotary Golf Tourney

If you enjoy a beautiful stroll on some of the most gorgeous links in the nation, mark this on your calendar – the 27th annual Highlands Rotary Golf Tournament, slated for Monday, May 2, at Highlands Country Club.   Make your reservations now by contacting registration coordinator Pat Allen at (828) 526-8784 or [email protected].   Registration starts at 9:30 A.M. …


On the Fly

What previously was known as the Three River Fly Fishing Tournament has been renamed.  Due to its growth and popularity, it’s now known as Three River Fly Fishing Festival.  It truly is just that.  It’s not just about who catches the most fish, it’s a celebration of the rivers and streams that surround us, and the people who are intent …

Fall Wine Tour

The Center for Life Enrichment, in collaboration with Atlanta Wine School, presents an exciting wine tasting trip to Oregon’s Willamette Valley from September 13 to 17.  The Willamette Valley is the most exciting wine region in America.  The Pacific Northwest has become a major center for wine production, both boutique and big business.  The Willamette Valley has the state’s highest …

Gathering On The Green

The Village Green welcomes the beginning of Spring on Easter weekend with two treasured community traditions. Residents and visitors to the Cashiers area are invited to join the celebration beginning with the Sixth Annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by S’More Kids Klothes.  The egg-stravaganza for children 10 years and younger begins at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 26.  Children will …


Keeping It Gorge-ous

Spring is just around the corner here on the Plateau.  Signs are everywhere.  The birds are singing a little more loudly, soft greens are emerging from the winter brown landscape as grasses and flowers are preparing for their spectacular spring show, and spring cleaning is under way all around town.   Keeping things spruced up helps Mother Nature shine and …

Experience Your World

Since its founding in 1927, the Highlands Biological Station has specialized in immersion-based outdoor education and programming under the philosophy that the best way to learn about the natural world is to experience it.   This summer we have six workshops tailored to the members of our community.  On May 2-6, Dr. Timothy Spira of Clemson University will teach the identification …

Burst of Activity

Like the crocuses popping up all over the valley, Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library emerges from an unpredictable winter with a burst of activity.  Every Thursday at 3:45 P.M., the library hosts a free Oscar-nominated movie, complete with popcorn and bottled water. This month offers “The Walk,” rated PG, on March 3. It’ll be followed by “Sicario, rated R, on the …


Get Hooked

Rushing rivers, a breeze whispering through budding rhododendrons, the whisper of a hand-tied fly striking the surface of the water, all colored by the dappled sunlight of early spring.   That’s the irresistible siren song of the Three River Fly Fishing Festival, set for April 28 through 30 in the waterways in and around Highlands.   In its sixth year, …

Rotary Golf Tourney

If you need a reminder that Spring will find its way to the mountains, mark this on your calendar – the 27th annual Highlands Rotary Golf Tournament, slated for Monday, May 2 at Highlands Country Club.    Make your reservations now by contacting Tournament Chair Dr. Carter Davis at (828) 526-3008, Slocum Howland at (828) 526-9097 or via e-mail at …

The Wheel Deal

Now in its 24th year, the Tour de Cashiers Mountain Cycling Experience will kick off on Saturday, May 14, from The Village Green.   With a rolling start at 8:00 A.M., Jackson County law enforcement will lead the pack down Frank Allen Road and north on NC Highway 107 under a dramatic 20-by-30-foot American Flag and through the Crossroads. This …