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Publishers Note

eptember. Summer begins to make way for fall, Mother Nature drops hints of gorgeous days to come. Whether youre just arriving or have been here all season, you know the best is truly yet to come. Thank you for making the Laurel your companion - in every season. Janet and Marjorie

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The LaureL Magazine SepTeMber 2012

Contents
EVENTS THE ARTS DINING

14 Chocolate Booth 16 Playfest II 16 H-C Players 20 Pour Le Pink 21 Highlands Farmers Market 22 Village Square Arts and Crafts Show 23 Dazzling Dahlias 24 Founders Day 24 Quail Run Antiques Show 25 Annual Songwriters Round 28 Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival 30 Native Plant Symposium 32 Annual Arts and Crafts Show 36 Rotary Bingo 37 Fall Fest 38 Glenville Annual Tours 43 Area Calendar

46 Cover Artist William Jameson 48 Simply Gourd-geous 50 The Bascom News 52 Katie Dobson Cundiff 53 The Art League of Highlands 54 20th Annual Bel Canto 55 Bluegrass Duel 56 Lindsey Alley 57 The Fox on the Fairway

62 Altitudes 64 Pancake Breakfast 66 Evenings at Lakeside 67 The PIzza Place 68 Culinary Weekend 70 Madisons Moonshine Cocktails 74 On the Verandahs Sushi Nights 75 Dining Guide

MAPS

HISTORy

18 Highlands Map 34 Cashiers Map

78 Highlands History 79 Cashiers History

Volume eleven issue eight www.thelaurelmagazine.com 828-526-0173 email: editorial@themountainlaurel.com p.O. box 565 highlands, north Carolina 28741
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Contents
HOMES & LIFESTyLES GIVING BACK

Staff

Janet Cummings, Managing Partner


janet@ themountainlaurel.com

Marjorie Fielding, Managing Partner


marjorie@ themountainlaurel.com

(828) 371-2689

(828) 371-2764

82 A Mountain Estate 84 Terraced Gardens 86 Musical Surprises 87 More Tips 88 Pain in the Neck 89 Fall is Here 90 Balance 91 Hope to the World 92 How Fast Will I Heal? 93 All Inclusive Cruise 94 The Benefits of yoga

100 Friends For Life 101 Carpe Diem Farms 102 Highlands Rotary Club 103 Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust 104 J-M Conservation Alliance 105 Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society 106 Highlands Literacy Council 107 Cullasaja Womens Outreach 108 Valley Garden Club 109 Center for Life Enrichment 111 Operation Christmas Child 112 Rotary Club of Cashiers

mungerclan5@aol.com

Michelle Munger, Art Director (828) 342-3551

Luke Osteen, Writer


dumbdogs@ earthlink.net

BuSINESS

GuIDES
wileyandsarah@ nctv.com

Wiley Sloan, Writer

Donna rhodes, Writer


donna847@ frontier.com

116 Palillos Stone Masonry 118 Highlands Aerial Park 120 Butler Galleries 121 Highlands Personal Chef 122 WNC Roofing 123 Silver Threads 124 Oakleaf Expands 125 Cullasaja Club

18 Highlands Map 34 Cashiers Map 43 Area Calendar 75 Dining Guide 95 Waterfall Guide 96 Service Directory 133 Advertisers Index

HAPPy NEW yEAR

Contributing Writers: Libby Malcom, Jane Gibson Nardy, Gary Wein, Kathy Bub, Mary Adair Leslie, Elizabeth Fletcher, Sue Blair, Michael Rich, Sue Aery, Jim Johnson and Resa Johnson, Michelle Price and Robin Armstrong-Neil

Copyright 2012 by The Mountain Laurel, LLC. all rights reserved. Laurel Magazine is published eleven times per year. reproduction without the permission of the publisher is prohibited. The publishers and editors are not responsible for unsolicited material and it will be treated as unconditionally assigned for publication subject to Laurel Magazines right to edit. return postage must accompany all manuscripts, photographs and drawings. every effort has been made to assure that all information presented in this issue is accurate, and neither Laurel Magazine nor any of its staff is responsible for advertising errors, omissions, or information that has been misrepresented in or to the magazine. any substantial errors that are the fault of the magazine June be subject to a reduction or reimbursement of the amounts paid by the advertiser, but in no case will any claim arising from such error exceed the amount paid for the advertisement by the advertiser.

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Chocolate Booth Funds Scholarship


Contributed by Betty Bandy

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working ladies of the Scaly Mountain Womens Club are getting ready for their October fundraiser. This time they are baking homemade chocolate goodies and selling them at the Highlands Craft Fair on Saturday, October 13th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All monies raised go to worthwhile causes, but the ladies are passionate about the nearly 100 students they have helped get their education. Every year the club helps from 10 to 15 students further their education. In the past 22 years, SMWC has spent $100,000 on scholarships with almost that much donated to other charities that help people in the Scaly Mountain area. In 2001 the club started renting a booth at the popular Highlands Craft Fair to sell their chocolate goodies. The first year it was obvious that more had to be baked, as there was no more chocolate to be sold by noon, and they were not allowed to close the booth and go home. From that year on, there were three times more chocolate items baked. The cakes, pies, cookies and brownies are not only delicious and smell divine, but the booth is gorgeous with the goodies beautifully wrapped. The eye-catching, yummy smelling Chocolate Fantasy Booth is one of the most successful fundraisers, and every member can show off their baking skills. The attractive way the chocolate goodies are wrapped and displayed makes the booth too tempting, and it always draws a big crowd. Because of the hard work of the Scaly

Mountain Womens Club members and the quality of the fundraising p ro j e c t s , the club is able to contribute to quite a few worthy charities. But the main focus is on helping students further their education. Nancy Johnson, Scholarship Chairman, says that the community is very grateful for the financial help and many students have gone on to make the club proud of their successes. Scaly Mountain residents are eligible to apply for the scholarship and should ask their Guidance Counselor about qualifications. The club not only gives scholarships to graduating seniors in high school, they recently began helping students of all ages. Many are married and have children, and it is very gratifying to see these older students succeed and finish their education. Dont forget to mark your calendar for Saturday, October 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Highlands Recreation Center. Come to the Chocolate Fantasy booth and be prepared to buy some delicious chocolate to support the Scaly Mountain Womens Clubs Scholarship Fund. That same booth will have our Scholar Store with the second edition of our popular cookbook, Second Helping. The booth will also sell aprons and dish towels made in the area. Nancy Aldrige is in charge of the booth again this year. Call Nancy (828) 526-9297 or e-mail her nanalou96@gmail.com if you have any questions. Or check out our website: www.scalymountainwomensclub.org.

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Friends of the Library Presents Playfest II


by Luke Osteen
Playfest II is set for September 15th at the Albert Carlton Cashiers-Commuity Library

Highlands-Cashiers Players October Production


by Wiley Sloan
Highlands-Cashiers Players production Jake is planned for October 4th - 7th and 11th - 14th

riends of the Albert Carlton Cashiers-Community Library will present Playfest II at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 15th, at the library. This is a fully-staged reading of eight of the best 10-minute plays by some of Americas most celebrated playwrights. The audience will be treated to readings of Martins Dilemma by David M. Sirois of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.; Crisis Line by Dan Borengasser of Springdale, Arizona; Change of Plans by Dennis Jones of Powhatan, Virginia; Missed Connections by Marj ONeill Butler of Miami Beach, Florida; Scripted and Misfortune by Mark H. Levine of Pasadena, California; An Answer to Their Prayers by Hank Kimmel of Atlanta, Georgia: and Forever young by Mary unterbrink of Deerfield Beach, Florida. For more information, call the library at (828) 743-0215.

ark your calendars now for a heart rendering story written by Highlands resident Matt Eberz. This delightfully funny story is a must see for everyone who has a tender heart for pet-especially dogs. youll laugh, your heart strings will feel a tug as you see how Jake, the older dog of the house, uses his years of worldly wisdom to instruct a new puppy on the ways of his new home. youll recognize the doggie wisdom of the older dog. To order tickets or for more information about the Highlands-Cashiers Players go to www.highlandscashiersplayers.org. you may also call (828) 526-8084.

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Second Annual Pour Le Pink


Contributed by Callie Calloway

he second annual Pour le Pink, Creek Road, down Cheney Lane, a 3.1 mile Walk/Run to support looping back to the Hospital campus local breast health and womens for the finish. Event goers are invited services, will be held on Saturday, to participate as runners, walkers and October 6th at Highlands-Cashiers individuals or teams. Prizes will be Hospital (HCH). The funds raised will awarded to the top three places fego toward maintaining the hospitals male/male runners in each age group. spectrum of breast health and womWe encourage everyone to join us ens services. in the fun, said Calloway. The event Last years Pour le Pink was a will not only benefit HCH, but foster great benefit for our local commucommunity awareness of womens nities. It raised nearly $9,000 and health and wellness. This is a great Pour le Pink, a gentle 3.1-mile Walk/Run to fight helped build a lasting fund for wom- breast cancer, will be staged Saturday, October 6th, opportunity to support the hospiat Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. ens services enabling us to stay up to tal that helps keep our community date with critical services, equipment healthy. and provide our patients the best quality care possible, said Sponsorship opportunities from $100 to $1000 are availrace organizer Callie Calloway, Communications Specialist able. Registration for Pour le Pink is under way. Early entry at HCH. Those funds helped to provide seven local breast fee is $20 for adults, if received on or before September 21st. cancer survivors struggling financially with treatment as well Late entries received after that date will cost $30. Child rate as allowed the hospital to sustain its digital mammography is $5. The 5k race is open to male/female runners and walkservices and other health services unique to women. We are ers of all ages and will begin at 9:00 a.m. More information hoping for the same success this year! is available online at www.highlandscashiershospital.org or conThe race will start on the campus of HCH, travel to Buck tact Callie Calloway at (828) 526-1313.

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Highlands Farmers Market


Contributed by Krysti Rogers
The Highlands Farmers Market, staged every Saturday morning at Highlands School, is a celebration of the harvest of a fruitful summer season.

he Highlands Farmers Market reopened for its second season Saturday, June 2nd, on the grounds of Highlands School. Once again, with the careful planning of Andrea Gabbard, the hospitality of Highlands School principal Brian Jetter, and the participation of vendors from every walk of life, this special showcase of handmade and homegrown goods has been a resounding success. The Market is a showcase of a wide variety of organic and just picked-from-the-garden fruits and vegetables, fresh-baked breads and treats, and other homemade, homegrown and handmade items. Highlands Farmers Market has one goal in mind bringing fresh, local produce and goods from around the area to the people of Highlands. Last year, the market offered all kinds of produce, breads, cakes, jams and jellies, flowers, soaps, candles and more. This year, many of those same vendors - and more - have come together to establish a new Highlands Saturday morning tradition. Since its opening, Highlands Farmers Market has seen over 1,000 attendees. Many are customers from last season who have brought their friends for this season, and many have come to see it for the first time. And because of that demand that quickly grew in 2011, the Market is now going to be a seasonal staple for the people in and around Highlands, as it will be held every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. noon, continuing through October - rain or shine - at Highlands School. Come out and visit with old friends and make new friends while finding fresh foods for your table or other goods for your body, soul and home. In addition, if you grow or create something you want to share with others, the Highlands Farmers Market is looking for you come be a part of this local showcase of both individual and generations of talent. Booth spaces may be rented for $10 per space per Market. If you are holding a fundraiser in your space, the rental is free. Directions: From the intersection of Fourth and Main, turn onto Main Street, drive past The Old Edwards Inn toward the Presbyterian church. Turn right at the light at the Presbyterian Church (5th Street). Follow 5th street over the hill to The Highlands School on your right (545 Pierson Drive). For more information on the Highlands Farmers Market, or if you would like to become a vendor, please contact Andrea Gabbard (828) 526-4858. www.thelaurelmagazine.com | September 2012 | 23

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Village Square Arts and Crafts Show


Contributed by Cynthia Strain

alent abounds in these Sylvia has performed her folk mountains, and Labor music in Highlands for 30 years Day weekend presents a and enjoys a loyal following. great opportunity to see much Plan for breakfast or lunch at of it on display at the Village Fressers Eatery in the square. Square Art and Craft Show in There are public bathrooms downtown Highlands on Sepand parking. The show is from tember 1st and 2nd. This family 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturevent has something for everyday and Sunday in the Village one, including live music, food, Square and neighboring Pine and demonstrations. Street Park, only one block from Over the years the show has Main Street. developed a reputation for high Sadly, this will be the last Vilquality work. Many artisans live lage Square Art and Craft Show in Highlands, including painter in the park. Highlands commisZach Claxton, potters Frank Vicksioners voted on June 21st to ery and Pat Taylor, jeweler Lee not allow any group other than Byers, folk artist Noel Atherton, non-profits to use the park for and ceramic artist Jan Smith. events, and no events will be alThe show features fine art and lowed on holiday weekends unwhimsical folk art, plus turned less they are town-sponsored. wood, metal work, fabric work, This is bound to hurt our artisbirdhouses, and twig furniture. tic community as well as many Jeweler Lee Byers will be one of many artists in the Village And, of course, one-of-a-kind businesses in Highlands. But Square September 1st and 2nd. baskets, pottery, and jewelry. we are hoping to find a suitable Patti Cakes will be painting faces, so bring the kids. There venue for future shows, so watch for updates on this. will be live music both days. On Saturday the gazebo will For more information contact Cynthia Strain at Mill Creek ring with dulcimer music by John Huxley and friends, and Gallery and Framing at (828) 787-2021 or cypicturelady@aol. on Sunday, singer-songwriter Sylvia Sammons will perform. com.

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Dazzling Dahlias
Contributed by Linda New

This years Dazzling Dahlia Festival will be held on Saturday, September 15th

azzling Dahlias! Dahlia Festival will be held Saturday, September 15th at the Highlands Recreation Center. This event, benefiting the Highlands Historical Society, will showcase local dahlia enthusiasts prize dahlias. Exhibitors can enter up to five categories of dahlias for an entrance fee. These will be judged and ribbons awarded for first, second and Best of Show winners. Exhibitor registration forms will be available at businesses throughout the Highlands-Cashiers area and at Highlands Historical Society. A Patron Party will be held that weekend also in the gardens of Rhett and Carolyn Tanner on Kettle Rock Mountain. Carolyns profusion of dahlias began 16 years ago and has culminated into a breathtaking array of many varieties of dahlias including the Dinnerplate dahlia. If you are interested in exhibiting your dahlias at the Dazzling Dahlias! Dahlia Festival on September 15th, please contact Joyce Franklin at (828) 526-9418, or e-mail the Highlands Historical Society at www.highlandshistory.com. This is an event for amateur hobbyists to proudly display their prize dahlias. Everyone is welcome.

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Cashiers Historical Societys Founders Day


by Luke Osteen

Quail Run Antiques Show


by Luke Osteen

he Cashiers Historical Society will stage its annual Founders Day Thursday, September 27th, at the Zachary-Tolbert House. In commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the local chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will display authentic uniforms and weapons of the period and answer questions about life in those tumultuous days. Therell also be period music to set the mood. This corner of Western North Carolina was a hotbed of tangled loyalties and divided families during the Civil War. The Cashiers Historical Society maintains records on life in the 1860s and the first settlers of what would become Cashiers. For more information on Founders Day, visit the ZacharyTolbert House at 1940 Highway 107 South or call (828) 7437710.

Michael Weaver, Kitty Davis, Charles Faudree, Wayne Davis and Skip Ryan

he Second Annual Quail Run Antiques Show will be held October 18th-20th, at two Cashiers locations this year -- High Hampton Inn and Mitten Lane. This event will feature more speakers, book signings, and more than 20 carefully-screened vendors. Proceeds benefit the Cashiers Historical Society. For more information, contact Linda James, (828) 743-2393 or (918) 995-3168.

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Songwriters Round Benefitting Blue Ridge School


by Luke Osteen
This years Songwriters Round will be held on September 15th.

George Teren

he Seventh Annual Songwriters Round will be held at Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club in Cashiers, September 15th. The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a Silent Auction, Dinner, and Beverages. The songwriters will begin the Round at 7:30 p.m. The event marks the return of Nashville songwriting legend Rivers Rutherford along with special friends George Teren, Kelley Lovelace and Tim James. Each songwriter will be performing many of their special hits recorded by some of Nashvilles top acts. Its an irresistible evening thatll feature great entertainment, and some insight as to how these songs came to life from the songwriters prospective. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Blue Ridge School Educational Foundation. Tickets are $75 and are available at the Cashiers Chamber of Commerce. Please call Susan Waller at (828) 526-9186 to inquire about sponsorships or for more information. www.thelaurelmagazine.com | September 2012 | 27

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Annual Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival


Contributed by Carol Adams
The Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival will be held October 5th through 7th

rts and crafts shoppers, music and entertainment lovers, food mavens and even energetic kids will find that the 4th Annual Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival three day event, October 5th through 7th, promises and delivers something for everyone! This is a festival of extraordinary abundance destined to be the highlight of fall trips, tours and yearly tradition. Accommodations at inns, cabins and hotels are plentiful and the Cashiers Valley is within easy driving distance for most in the Southeast. Visitors, leaf-lookers, travelers, tourists, local and nearby residents are invited to enjoy the breathtaking blaze of mountain color and the crisp, refreshing mountain air as well as the Festivals remarkable features and entertainment. Community residents with their guests and friends, local leaders, visitors, previous attendees, craft and merchant vendors, and members of the Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association, festival organizers, all acknowledge that the Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival is the areas premier festival. It is the only local festival encompassing the three Cashiers Valley villages - Cashiers, Glenville and Sapphire. The three-day, three venue Festival features a bounty of entertainment from bands of all musical genres, artisan crafts, vendor and local merchant booths, a variety of food offerings and kid-appeal activities. Each of the three venue villages brings their own character to the festival while businesses and shops all over the Cashiers Valley welcome festival-goers, with fitting shop and roadside dcor. Throughout the Valley many shops and local organizations compete in the Scarecrow Contest. Judges will award prizes for the best scarecrow display prior to the Festival - see if you agree while browsing the villages! As an add-on advantage, merchants throughout the Cashiers Village feature shop sales and specials all weekend. The Festival core-venue, the Cashiers Village Green and Commons, located at the Cashiers Crossroads, is Festival Headquarters. Here music and performance-lovers enjoy all-day theatrics and diverse musical entertainment on two stages. Booths showcase carefully selected juried art and a variety of retail vendors. Food and beverages from specialty

food vendors and local restaurants are located in two food courts with spots to relax and observe all the goings-on. Kids needing active playtime, will find challenges at the permanent stateof-the-art Village Green playground as well as amusement at the Festivals kids-fun section with a bounce house, face painters, clowns and street entertainers. Glenville Village, about five miles north of the Cashiers Village on the shores of pristine Lake Glenville, offers more folksy fare in a local artists tent highlighting some of the areas most talented crafters and artists ranging from potters to woodworkers. Here festival-goers can wet whistles and curb appetites with apples, cider and hot dogs with trimmins. unique attractions at this eclectic village include Tom Sawyers Christmas Tree Farms Pancake Breakfast and Wagon Ride Farm Tour, a Saturday morning tradition. Also, beginning at 10:00 a.m. each day Signal Ridge Marinas pontoon boats launch for cruises to view Lake Glenvilles wooded shoreline with stunning waterfalls and to hear a bit of lake-lore. Prominent nonprofits among the Glenville participants are the Glenville Community Development Club, the VFW and the Glenville Historical Society. Moving east from the Cashiers Crossroads on Highway 64, you will find a variety of shops and eateries at Sapphire Village. Sapphire is the home of the Festivals Big Cup Golf Tournament held on Festival Saturday, October 6th. Prizes for tournament winners include beach resort stays and selections from many local merchants and restaurants. The distinctive Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival, located in the heart of North Carolinas mountain/lake region, is a very special event all wrapped-up in a blaze of amazing Fall color and refreshing mountain air. The three Festival villages, Cashiers, Glenville and Sapphire are well worth your visit. Come give yourself, family, group or organization a treat at this fun-filled Festival. youll be glad you did! The Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival is a free family and community event organized by the Greater Cashiers Area Merchants Association. For additional information call (828) 7435858 or email greatercashiersmerchantsassoc@yahoo.com or go to www.visitcashiersvalley.com.

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Native Plant Symposium


Contributed by Michelle Ruigrok, Highlands Biological Station
The Native Plant Symposium will be held September 14th and 15th

o you want your garden to be full of life? Have you ever wondered how you can grow your own bog garden filled with carnivorous plants? Or about sex in the garden? These topics will be the highlight of this years Native Plant Symposium, an annual event sponsored by the Highlands Biological Foundation where 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the Highlands Botanical Garden. This year the Symposium will be held on the campus of the Highlands Biological Station. The event will be held Friday and Saturday, September 14th and 15th, and will kick-off with a social hour Friday evening with hors doeuvres and a cash bar. Dr. Lisa Wagner, director of education at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, will discuss Creating a Garden Full of Life. After Lisas talk, stay for illuminated botanical garden tours where you can take a night-time stroll through the Botanical Garden with a glass of wine. On Saturday morning, participants will go on field trips. Options this year include hikes, garden tours, and workshops on how to propagate ferns from spores or create a bog dish

garden. At 2:30 p.m. Dr. Larry Mellichamp, director of uNCCharlotte Botanical Gardens, will talk about Carnivorous Plants and the Myth of the Man-eating Plant. North Carolina has more diversity of carnivorous plants than anywhere in the world. Afterwards, Dr. Robert Wyatt, former executive director of the Highlands Biological Station, will give a talk on Sex in the Garden, a tongue-in-check discussion of plant reproduction. After Roberts talk, the Symposium will culminate in a wine reception and catered dinner during the native plant auction. This is a great opportunity to obtain native plants for your garden, including some rare species that are sometimes difficult to find, all the while supporting the Highlands Botanical Garden. Members of the Highlands Biological Foundation can register for the Symposium for $75 and non-members for $125. For more information about the event, call (828) 5262221 or visit www.highlandsbiological.org/native-plant-symposium. you can also visit the Stations office at 265 North Sixth Street.

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Highlands Annual Arts and Crafts Show


by Wiley Sloan
The Highlands Womans Clubs Annual Arts and Craft Show, set for Saturday, October 13th, at the Highlands Civic Center, displays the finest creations of local artists and artisans.

ince 1983 the Highlands Womans Club has provided a venue for all of the talented artists and craft persons of our area to offer their product. Cars line the parking area and the surrounding streets of the Highlands Civic Center and Recreation Park on the Cashiers Highway (Hwy. 64 E.), just a short two blocks from Main Street, Highlands. Saturday, October 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., eager shoppers will fill the Rec Park as they peruse the many booths that fill the gymnasium. A wide array of quality arts and crafts are offered for sale. Choose from freshlybaked cakes, pies, breads, jams, jellies and preserves. Painted furniture, stools and chairs, hand-turned bowls, rustic and refined furniture, hand-made rocking horses and cradles are just some of the many items youll find at this years show. youll marvel at the beautiful hand-blown glass, the Christmas ornaments, woven items, jewelry, knives, casserole carriers, garment bags, scarves and so much more. There will be food galore. Theres no better place to stock

up on barbecue sauces and rubs, chocolate of every description, dried flowers and more. Shop for yourself and for your family and friends. The number of vendors continues to grow so you know you will find something for everyone. Be sure to check out the many vendors on the exterior of the building. you dont want to miss their featured items too. Fressers Eatery will offer delicious breakfast and lunch items. Gather your friends and come on out for a great day of shopping. Todays Art and Craft Show has definitely matured. It is so much bigger and includes so many more vendors than those early days. When the Highlands Womens Club started the show 29 years ago it was just a simple way the local people could make a few dollars from the crafts that they had made throughout the year. Now look at the number of vendors that are involved. Thats a real success story. Join your friends and shop for exciting and useful gifts and accessories. The admission is free as is the parking.

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Highland Hiker Lenz Gifts & Linens

Highlands emporium interior enhancements into the Woods Home interiors Lotsa consignment shop midnight Farms mountain House natures Vitamins nearly new/ellens nora & co Priscillas, the decorative touch rock n rooster rusticks ryan & company smore Kids Klothes summer Place Antiques the Look Jewelry and Gifts tom sawyer tree Farm Victoria's closet Vc for men Vivianne metzger Antiques Woof Gang Bakery Zoller Hardware the designers market serVices cashiers chamber cashiers BP cashiers exxon cashiers Printing cashiers Valley Preschool Fancy Paws dog Grooming Jennifer Haynes massage therapy Keystone Kitchen & Bath Peter J Pioli interiors signal ridge marina

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Dining Shopping Accommodations


Slabtown Road off Hwy. 107 N. Cashiers, NC

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Rotary Interact Bingo


by Wiley Sloan

The Rotary Interact Club of Highlands is saving a spot for you on Bingo Night, Thursday, September 13th, at the Highlands Community Building (next to the Town Ballfield).

hursday, September 13th is the night. Come out and support the Rotary Interact Club as they earn money for their many civic projects. The Rotary Interact Club at the Highlands Schools is partnering with its sponsor Highlands Rotary for an evening of bingo. Bring your friends and support the students of the Interact Club through a fun night of Bingo. Don your green eye shades, settle in at your table and be ready to play when the first number is called at 6:30 p.m. at the Highlands Community Building. Proceeds will help the Highlands School Interact Club with their community service projects. Where else can you have so much fun for so little money? At just $1 per card per game (yes, there will be 2 for 1 games to help increase your earnings) for the full 15 games. Dont forget the first person to fill his card

during the last game is the big winner. Half the money you pay to play Bingo becomes prizes and the other half goes to the Interact Club at the Highlands School. yes, you can certainly donate your winnings back to Interact to help them even more. Rotary Interact Bingo is family entertainment play one card or half a dozen but have a great evening of fun and a zany time on Thursday, September 13th. Enjoy free refreshments served by the young people of the Interact Club. Cynthia Dendy from Highlands Rotary and Tom Jessup, Guidance Counselor at the Highlands School are supervisors for the young people in the Interact Club. They invite you to Come on out and show these young people that you support them in their efforts to support their community through Interact. See you there.

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Cashiers Valley Preschool Annual Fall Fest


by Luke Osteen

ashiers Valley Preschool will host its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 27th, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. This family-friendly event will allow parents, children, and folks in the community to visit Cashiers Five-Star preschool, meet the teachers, tour the playground and facility, socialize and get acquainted with each other, and play lots of fun games. youll find hay rides, pony rides, face painting, a great cake walk, Cashiers Valley Preschools Bouncy House, a fire truck and firemen, and delicious food and drink for all. New this year is the Book Fair, which will offer a vast selection of early childhood books perfect for preschoolers and the people who love them. Cashiers Valley Preschool is located at 219 Frank Allen Road, right behind Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library. For more information, please call the preschool at (828) 743-4320.

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Glenville Historical

Carolyn Franz, tour volunteer from Friends of Lake Glenville, shows the historical display board at Sunny Day Farm home, now restored, built by Roderick Pierson in the 1880s. All tour stops displayed historical boards and offered handouts detailing the history of the site.

he Glenville Historical Society organizes annual history tour fundraisers to raise seed money for their publication that will create a historical record of the Glenville area. For three years the group has been diligently gathering historical information and a good deal of the material needed is now on digital file. The information, researched by the founding members of the GHS board, includes narratives from aging resident interviews, map research and collections of documents. Plans for 2013 include not only another July History Tour and steppedup progress towards publication but also a drive to develop the Glenville Historical Society into a membership organization. Tour day for The Glenville Historical Societys recent 2nd Annual History Tour, Saturday, July 28th was sunny and warma perfect day for over 100 folks to enjoy the historic homes, verdant farms and noteworthy sites awaiting them throughout Glenvilles Norton Community. GHS founding board members and volunteers from other local organizations hosted each site offering historical information as well as photos and maps on fascinating display boards. The Watson-Aldredge home, Sunny Day Farm and Mountain Top were the three prominent homes opened to tour-goers. At the Burt Farm visitors enjoyed the park-like environment and took the short walk to the original cabin occupied by the James Madison Zachary family before their big home was completed. The corn crib and barn still standing at the McGuire Farm,

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Society Annual Tour

Tour stop number 5, the Burt Farm and hosted by Anne and John Cheney, Glenville, drew oohs and ahhs over the pristne grounds and carefully restored home built in the 1880s by James Madison Zachary.

dating back to the 1850s, were viewed at the fence across a broad meadow where committee hosts explained corn crib and barn construction. The Norton Community Center, originally a schoolhouse; The Last Great Co., home of Raggedy Ann and Andy; and a picturesque covered bridge filled out the remaining spots on the self-driving tour. Plans are already under way for the July 2013 GHS History Tour in another of the Glenville areas historic communities. During the Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival the GHS will display the historical boards that have accompanied the tour sites on the 2011 and 2012 tours. These boards, showing photos, maps and details about the sites in Glenville proper and the Norton Community, can be viewed at the Glenville Community Development Club Festival location in the heart of Glenville on Highway 107 North. Members of the GHS founding board, all present or former residents of Glenville, are Carol Adams, Claudine Boyd, Nancy Burnette, John Cassidy, Marietta and Don Domkowski, Chad and Midge Drake, Malina and Phil Fowler, Carolyn and Woody Haynes, Joy and Lambert Hooper, Bill Hutchison, Pearl Krepps, Doug Odell, Lynn Riggsbee and Marvin Smith. For additional information about the Glenville Historical Society call Carol Adams at (828) 743-1658, or email glenvillehistoricalsociety@yahoo.com.

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Mark Your Calendar


enrichment Classes, thru September, call the Center for Life Enrichment for more information at (828) 526-8811. Summer house idea Showhouse, to benefit the CashiersHighlands Humane Society, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MondaySaturday and Sunday 12-5 p.m., (828) 526-5577. Cashiers Designer Showhouse, thru September 2, Cashiers Historical Society, (828) 743-7710. Lindsey alley, thru September 3, Highlands Playhouse, (828) 526-2695. Mountains in bloom garden Tour and Festival artists featured thru September 8, The Bascom, (828) 526-4949. her impressions, a celebration of Mary Cassat and her Impressionist peers, showing thru September 16, The Bascom (828) 526-4949. bascoms Members Challenge, Couples thru October 14, The Bascom, to benefit Highlands/Cashiers Hospital Healing Arts Project, (828) 526-4949. alex Matisse: Ometto, thru October 21, The Bascom, (828) 526-4949. acclaimed pianist/organist, randall atcheson performance, 4 p.m., Saturday, September 1, First Presbyterian Church of Highlands, to benefit Highlands Community Child Development Center, (828) 526-4765. Cashiers arts and Crafts Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., September 1-2, Cashiers Village Green, presented by Cashiers Valley Rotary Club, (828) 743-5005. Village Square art and Craft Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., September 1-2, Pine Street Park/Village Square, (828) 7872021. Fox on the Fairway, September 1-2, Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center, Highlands Cashiers Players, (828) 526-8084. Concert on the Slopes, Tuxedo Junction, 7 p.m., Sunday, September 2, Sapphire Valley. (828) 743-7663 Mountain high Dulcimer Club, 12 noon, Monday, September 3, Highlands Methodist Church, (828) 7871586, or (828) 200-9532. Children Movies, 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, Hudson Library, (828) 526-3031. evenings at Lakeside to benefit the International Friendship Center and Highlands Food Pantry, Wednesday, September 5, Lakeside Restaurant (828) 526-9419. Cinema buffs Movie, 4 p.m., Thursdays, September 6 and 20, Albert Carlton Cashiers-Community Library, (828) 743-0215. Fat hat Clothing Trunk Show, September 7-9. Acorns, (828) 787-1877. gilliams promise 5K race, 8 a.m., Saturday, September 8, Highlands Rec Park. (828) 526-2220. bel Canto, 4 p.m., Sunday, September 9, Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center, (828) 526-1947 or (828) 526-2609. Story Swap, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 11, Highlands Writers Group, pre-registration is required, The ugly Dog Pub, (828) 369-1927. Fong Choos Miniature Teapots Workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., September 11-15, The Bascom (828) 526-4949. Cashiers bibliophiles, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 12, Albert Carlton Cashiers Library, (828) 743-0215. Cashiers Writers group, 12:30 p.m., Thursdays, September 13 and 27, Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library. (828) 743-0215. rotary interact Club bingo, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, September 13, Highlands Community Building. highlands Male Chorus, Thursday, September 13, Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center, (828) 526-9047. native plant Symposium, September 14-15, Highlands Biological Station, (828) 526-2221. Jan barboglio Trunk Show, September 14-16. Acorns, (828) 787-1877. Cashiers-highlands humane Society Stop n adopt, 12-3 p.m., Saturday, Setmeber 15, Woofgangs Bakery, (828) 743-9663. Dazzling Dahlias! Festival, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, September 15, Highlands Recreation Center, to benefit Highlands Historical Society, (828) 526-9418, Seventh annual Songwriters round, 6 p.m., Saturday, September 15, Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club, for Blue Ridge School Educational Foundation, (828) 526-9186. playfest ii, 7 p.m., Saturday, September 15, Albert Carlton Cashiers Library, (828) 743-0215. bluegrass Duel featuring Nitrograss and Packway Handle, 8 p.m., Saturday, September 15, Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center, (828) 526-9047. Life in balance Mini retreats, 4-6 p.m., Sundays, September 16 and 30, Old Edwards Inn, (828) 787-2626. In the Spirit of Plein Air, Oil Painting Workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. September 17-21, The Bascom (828) 526-4949. recently released Movies, 2 p.m., Wednesday, September 19, Hudson Library, (828) 526-3031. highlands Cashiers Land Trust eco Tour to Timber Ridge, Thursday, September 20, reservations required, (828) 5261111 . Free remodeling Seminar, 4:30-6 p.m., Friday, September 21, Welcome Home Kitchen & Bath, (828) 743-0770. William Yeoward Crystal Trunk Show, September 21-23. Acorns, (828) 787-1877. pancake breakfast, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 22, Scaly Mountain Womens Club, Ole Scaly School House. Cashiers Community Fish-Fry, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, September 22, (828) 743-5191. american Craft Today, juried exhibition of fine craft opening reception 6-8 p.m., September 22-December 29, The Bascom, (828) 526-4949 . acrylic painting from photo references, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., September 24-28, The Bascom (828) 526-4949. Village nature Series: Hummingbirds: Delicate Gems or Kings of the Sky, 7 p.m, Village Green, Tuesday, September 25, Highlands Cashiers Land Trust, (828) 526-1111. highlands Cashiers Land Trust elk Tour to Timber Ridge, September 26, reservations required, (828) 526-1111 . Founders Day, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday, September 27, Zachary-Tolbert House, Cashiers Historical Society, (828) 743-7710. Jewelry Trunk Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., September 27-28, Vivace-Cashiers. (828) 743-2800. Celebration! art, Design, Craft annual event - live and silent auction, cocktail buffet, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, September 29, (828) 526-4949 . betsy paul art raffle benefitting Cashiers Glenville Volunteer Fire Department, drawing September 29, (828) 743-0880.

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eVerY MOnDaY Core Yoga, 8:30 a.m., Cashiers Valley Fusion, (828) 743-9000. hatha Level 1-2, 9:30 a.m., yoga Highlands, (828) 526-8880. Fundamentals of Yoga-beginners, 8:30 a.m., Cashiers Valley Fusion, (828) 743-9000. Yoga all Levels, 5:30 p.m. yoga Highlands, (828) 526-8880. pilates with Sandi Trevathon, 4 p.m., Jane Woodruff Clinic, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, (828) 526-5862. barn Jamming with James, Fressers Eatery, (828) 526-8847. eVerY TueSDaY Dulcimer Jam, 10 a.m., Bird Barn & Gift Emporium, (828) 7433797. hatha Yoga-Level 1-2, 10:30 a.m., Cashiers Valley Fusion, (828) 743-9000. highlands rotary Club, noon, Highlands Community Center. Duplicate bridge, 12:45 p.m., Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library. (828) 743-0215. Weight Watchers, 5:30 p.m., Highlands Rec Park. Mat pilates, 5:30 p.m., Cashiers Valley Fusion, (828) 743-9000. eVerY WeDneSDaY highlands Mountaintop rotary, 7:30 a.m., dining room at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. rotary Club of Cashiers Valley, 8 a.m., Cashiers united Methodist Church, (828) 743-2243. Mat pilates, 9 a.m., Cashiers Valley Fusion, (828) 743-9000. hatha Yoga Level 1-2, 9:30 a.m., yoga Highlands, (828) 5268880. Cashiers Quilters guild, 12:30 p.m., Cashiers Methodist Church. Duplicate bridge games, 12:30 p.m., Highlands Civic Center. Mah Jong games open to the public, 1 p.m., Albert Carlton Cashiers-Community Library, (828) 743-0215. pilates with Sandi Trevathon, 4 p.m., Jane Woodruff Clinic Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, (828) 526-5862. Slow Flow Yoga, 5:30 p.m., Cashiers Valley Fusion, (828) 7439000. bluegrass, 8:30 p.m., ugly Dog Pub, (828) 526-8364. eVerY ThurSDaY Fundamentals of Yoga-Beginners/Level 1, 10:30 a.m., Cashiers Valley Fusion, (828) 743-9000. Yoga Foundations, 3:30 p.m. yoga Highlands, (828) 526-8880. zumba, 5:30 p.m., Cashiers Valley Fusion, (828) 743-9000. eVerY FriDaY Mat pilates, 9 a.m., Cashiers Valley Fusion, (828) 743-9000. Duplicate bridge games, 12:30 p.m., Highlands Civic Center. Live Music, 6 p.m.-close, Hummingbird Lounge, Old Edwards Inn, (828) 787-2625. eVerY SaTurDaY birding Field Trips, 7:30 a.m., Highlands Plateau Audubon Society, meet at Highlands Town Hall, (828) 743-9670. highlands Farmers Market, 8 a.m., Highlands School, (828) 526-4858. Yoga all Levels, 9:30 a.m., yoga Highlands, (828) 526-8880. Vinyasa Flow Yoga, 9 a.m., Cashiers Valley Fusion, (828) 7439000. bascom Community Knitters, 10 a.m., The Bascom, (828) 5264949. Live Music, 4:30 p.m., Wine Garden, Madisons, (828) 7872625. Live Music, 6 p.m.-close, Hummingbird Lounge, Old Edwards Inn, (828) 787-2625. eVerY SunDaY Live Music, 4:30 p.m., Wine Garden, Madisons, (828) 7872625.

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Cover Artist William Jameson

orn in 1944 in Honea Path, South Carolina, William Jameson has always felt strong ties to his native region. Today, he and his wife Anne, also a painter, reside and paint in Saluda, North Carolina. Bill credits growing up surrounded by the natural beauty and rich history of South Carolina with inspiring his childhood ambitions of becoming an artist. After studying with Frank Rampola at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Florida, Jameson continued his studies while teaching landscape painting and life drawing as a graduate assistant at the Instituto Allende in San Miguel 50 | September 2012 | www.thelaurelmagazine.com

de Allende, Mexico. Bill has drawn inspiration from a wide array of bodies of work, ranging from the drypoint etchings of American landscape artist Chauncey Foster Ryder to the Renaissance masterpieces of Titian. Bills passion for history and nature allow him to create introspective landscapes embodying the full range of local color and timeless contrasts. He rejects the term scene in reference to his works; rather, he defines his landscapes as explorations. This approach to his subject matter enables Bill to create

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compositions that go beyond mere depictions of the surface beauty offered by the landscape. Jameson explores his subject matter in detail, and in the process reveals the mystery and profound power of nature. The effect is literal and sentimental interpretation of nature. Each painting is a reflection of the dual relationship between man and nature, painter and observer. Ideally, I am inclined to think about the landscape without the intrusion of man and his continual need to build something, to tear up and rearrange the earth. On the other hand, its mans presence that sometimes provides the provoking subject. My love for the natural landscape of the South is inherited culturally and geographically. I love the land for its history, its harshness and its beauty. Williams work can be found locally at John Collette Fine Art located at Highway 107 in Cashiers. The gallery can be reached by calling (828) 743-7977.

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Simply Gourd-geous
by Donna Rhodes

usan Davis is hopelessly in love with gourds. She adores their shape, their texture, their organic line, and their utility. She saws, carves, weaves, coils, burns (pyrography), Dremels, (to create a 3-D effect or filigree), paints, alcohol-inks, and/or custom stains each piece. She emphasizes the gourds inherent beauty or humor, matching its form to its inspired function. Susie Q, as her patrons know her, has been gourding since 1985. She says, I loved art my whole life. After a divorce I did some painting to earn extra money for my kids. Someone put a gourd in my hand. The moment I made my first cut, something magic happened. I gave up all other art for gourds, because they simply delight my heart. She adds, The good Lord makes em and I embellish em. Susie Q is famous for her leaf gourds, garnished with all the rich golds, reds and rusts of the fall season. She sells her work all over the region. In the Highlands area many of her vessels, birdhouses, dippers, musical instruments, animals, pitchers for dried flower arrangements, Christmas ornaments, jewelry, and more can be found at Jackson Hole and Jills Consignment and Gallery. Her work also can be found at Mountain Made in Franklin, Cottage Craft in Bryson City, Bear Den in Cashiers, and Mountain Made in Asheville at the Grove Arcade. She even does custom work for one-of-a-kind wedding, anniversary, or special occasion gifts. Egg gourd Christmas ornaments, hand painted with mountain scenery, cabins, bears and snowmen are a holiday specialty. She also teaches classes for all ages. She will appear locally on News 13 in late September demonstrating her artsy craft, as she dubs it. Her studio and shed are loaded with gourds of all shapes, sizes and dimensions. Where does she get them all? She grows some herself, and purchases others from local growers. It can take as much as a year for a gourd to grow, mature, season, and dry. Then there is a tedious cleaning process outside and in. All that before the artist ever gets to the cutting and staining, etc. So when you purchase a hand-painted gourd, you are investing in the time, love, and labor poured into its creation. See more of Susie Qs work at Jills Consignment Shop in Highlands. Her art can also be viewed on her website at www.susieqgourds.com. Its time to get gourd-geous!

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Fall Into Fun at The Bascom


by Donna Rhodes
The Bascoms annual Celebration! art event highlights this falls offerings.

he Bascom is putting the fun in fund-raiser for its fall event, Celebration! On September 28th and 29th immerse yourself in a treasure trove of fine craft. The itinerary will include a patrons-only cocktail reception; artists demonstrations, such as woodturning and clay construction; a panel on Collecting Craft: A Love Affair, silent auction (the 29th) and cocktail buffet. The festivities will culminate in a live auction (also the 29th) of select craft hand made by outstanding American artists in the mediums of wood, ceramics, glass, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, metal, furniture, baskets and more. Karl Green, Director of European and American Furniture and Decorative Arts of Bonhams New york, will serve as guest auctioneer and direct the live auction sale. For more information or to purchase tickets for the auction/reception at 6:30 p.m., artist meet-and-greet, curator led pre-auction viewing at 5:30 p.m., and benefactor reception at a private home, Friday the 28th, call (828) 5264949 or visit www.thebascom.org/events. And while having a love affair with craft, enjoy two fine exhibitions. Art Rosenbaum: Voices, showing through November 10th in the Loft Gallery, depicts rural Southern life with combinations of both real and imagined people, places and events. The expressionistic figurative style and thematic elements are evocatively updated versions of the 1930s American painting scene. Ethnographer, as well as artist, Rosenbaum brings storytelling to the viewer in the form of folktale

paintings full of vibrant, sweeping color. American Craft Today, on view September 22nd (opening 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.) through December 29th in the Bunzl Gallery offers a prestigious, juried exhibition of one-of-a-kind fine craft. Approximately 50 craftspeople will be selected from across the nation to exhibit baskets, ceramics, decorative and wearable fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood craft objects created by some of Americas most skilled and visionary artists. This years juror is Mark Leach, the Executive Director of The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. With the summer drawing to a close its time to think about nurturing your artistic soul. There are plenty of ways to do that at The Bascom starting with oil painting with Ken Backhaus workshop: In the Spirit of Plein Air, Oil Painting, September 17th through 21st, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you prefer water media, check out Acrylic Painting from Photo References with Ann Strub, September 24th through 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If 3-D is more your style, Suze Lindsays From Wheel to the Tabletop, September 5th through 8th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. is for you. For a real treat, register for Fong Choos Miniature Teapots workshop September 11th through 15th, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information about Celebration! or details on other classes, events, exhibitions and more call (828) 5264949 or visit www.thebascom.org.

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Katie Dobson Cundiff

the Southeast (PAP-SE), and a sighe painting raffle prize for Sepnature member of Plein Air Floritember is an original oil paintda, Katies work has been featured ing entitled Carolina Farm in American Art Collector and created and donated by Katie Dobson American Artists Magazine, and Cundiff. Katie was here in July for the at the Museum of Florida Art and Cashiers Plein Air Festival and graCulture in Sebring, Florida. Juried ciously donated her painting to the exhibits include those of Oil Paintart raffle which benefits the Cashiersers of America, American Women Glenville Fire Department. Artists, and American ImpressionKatie acquired an early appreciaists. She is currently represented tion for the fine arts, drawing, and by Dovetail Antiques in Cashiers, painting, under the tutelage of artCoconut Grove Gallery of Fine ist parents. Early works resulted in The Betsy Paul art raffle for the Cashiers Glenville Art, Coconut Grove, Florica, and scholarships from National ScholasVolunteer Fire Department will be held on Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel tics Magazine and the Croation FraSeptember 29th in the afternoon. For more by the Sea, California. She curternal union, earning a B.A. in Fine information, call (828) 743-0880. rently teaches figure drawing at Arts and Painting from Ringling College of Art and Design. A love of the out of doors combined RCAD and gives monthly plein air workshops in oils in Sarawith painting has produced numerous awards and recogni- sota, Florida. Viewers are invited to see each months raffle item on distion in plein air events. Her work also includes still life, figurative, and wildlife, and has been featured on apparel and play from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday print for Ducks unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, at Betsy Paul Properties, 870 Highway 64 West, Cashiers, Quail unlimited, The Billfish Foundation, Safari Clubs Inter- North Carolina. Checks can also be mailed directly to the Cashiers-Glenville Fire Department, P.O. Box 713, Cashiers, national, and Gulf Coast Conservation Association. A member of Oil Painters of America, American Women North Carolina, 28717. For more information contact Betsy artists, American Impressionist Society, Plein Air Painters of Paul Properties, (828) 743-0880.

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Art League of Highlands


Contributed by Susan Bauknight and Zach Claxton

The 2011 group project of the Childrens Art Camp for 2011, sponsored by The Bascom and The Art League of Highlands

n July 1980 when a group of 17 area artists decided to organize themselves and met for the first time, they formed the core of what was to become The Art League of Highlands. This group, whose purpose was to be a support group for the visual arts in Highlands and Cashiers, along with 14 others, held the groups first juried show in October 1980. By May 1982, more than 50 people counted themselves members of the organization, but it wasnt until 1984 that, over a bottle of wine, that Helene and Jack Sparks, Duncan Greenlee and Elsa Sibley settled on the official name of the organization. Today, the Art League of Highlands has well over 100 members, many of them artists, but many others of different backgrounds whose love of the visual arts draws them together. Formed as a 501c3 organization, the Art League has, from its beginning, taken a special interest in art education for children. Before Highlands School had an art teacher, the League would bus school children to a facility known as the Studio for the Arts, where music and theater were included in the program. After an art program was established at the school, the League started an after-school enrichment program at the Bascom-Louise Gallery of the Hudson Library. Scholarships were awarded to exceptionally talented older students. A pre-school program was also initiated in area pre-schools to introduce toddlers to supervised easel time done with a variety of implements and brushes. The Art League created The Childrens Task force in 2007, which sponsored a once-a- week afternoon childrens art camp the Civic Center. League members took turns teaching until the second year of camp, when the newly completed Bascom began co-sponsoring the camp under the direction of Susan Nastasic. In 2012 The Bascom has taken on a major role. young participants get to take home a weekly project, and also complete group projects that you can see in the lobby of The Civic Center. you can count on the Art League of Highlands continuing to focus on the art education of area children. www.thelaurelmagazine.com | September 2012 | 57

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20th Annual Bel Canto Recital


Contributed by Janet Grantham
This years Bel Cano Recital will be held on September 9th at Highlands Performing Arts Center

ust a short time left to get tickets to the 20 Annual Bel Canto Recital! This year will feature four performers in a performance of beautiful singing in a repertoire ranging from Vincenzo Bellini to Andrew Lloyd Weber, from Georges Bizet to Sigmund Romberg, from Guiseppe Verdi to Jacques Offenbach, all accompanied by the wonderful playing of Dr. Stephen Dubberly on piano. Bel Cantos 20 recital will take place on September 9th, 2011 at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center at 4:00 p.m. As always, the performance will be followed by a sumptuous dinner at the Highlands Country Club. A portion of every ticket sold goes to support three local organizations the music program at Highlands School, the Highlands Community Child Development Center and the permanent collection of The Bascom Arts Center. To contact Bel Canto for tickets, please call (828) 526-1947 or (828) 526-2609.

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Bluegrass Duel at Highlands PAC

itrograss vs. Packway Handle Band. most acoustic groups lack today. The It all started in Athens, Georgia in percussive banjo of two-time national 2001 during a most peculiar spell champion Charles Wood lays the foundawhen five or six bluegrass bands circulattion for the bands unique style; merged the town. The famous Athens, which ing traditional Scruggs-style banjo with had once spawned the B-52s, REM, Widerhythmic motifs reminiscent of ZZ Top spread Panic, and countless other indie, and the Allman Brothers. Next up is the pop and punk acts, was now the home to lock-chop of Caleb Hanks mandolin, a competing minority of bluegrass playfrom which occasional melodic passages ers. The Packway Handle Band emerged erupt with fire. Micah Hanks offers an infrom this small scene, finding national tuitive array of acoustic guitar parts that acclaim first as finalists at the Telluride are both anticipatory and improvisationBluegrass Competition in 2002 and 2003, The Packway Handle Band will take on Ni- al, with the two brothers layering their then taking second place in 2004. PHB trograss in a Bluegrass Duel on September strong vocal harmonies over the mix in a has emerged at the national forefront of sonic separation that could make a Ken15th at Highlands bands that use a gather-around-the-mic tucky moon rise on demand. Finally, the style. The band now plays upward of 200 shows a year in the back beat of Dakota Smoky Wadells bass lines pushes the uS and Europe. Its obvious their enthusiasm and sense of music of this southeastern powerhouse into a foray beyond humor are honest, and that what they do appeals to broad the frontiers most acoustic musicians dare travel. audiences, even those who dont normally listen to blueThe Bluegrass Duel will be at PAC on Saturday, September grass. youre not going to say youve heard this band before, 15th, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets $25 may be purchased online unless you actually have. at www.highlandspac.org or by calling (828) 526-9047. HighNitrograss sprung to life from the heart of the rural Ap- lands PAC is located on 507 Chestnut Street. palachians with one singular mission: to take the bluegrass Mark your calendar for the Nashville Bluegrass Band perworld by storm. Nitrograss certainly wields a fierceness forming at PAC on Saturday, October 20th.

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Playhouse Presents Lindsey Alley


by Luke Osteen

Gabe Russo will capture the subighlands Playhouse closlime magic of Hobokens favores out its season with ite son with An Intimate Evea one-woman show ning with Frank Sinatra. Russo by Lindsey Alley, through will be appearing October 5th September 3rd. through 14th. Arising from her own experiBorn in the 1950s in Philaences in the Entertainment Indelphia, Gabe comes from a dustry (including a childhood showbiz family. His aunt, Helen stint as a Mouseketeer in the OConnell, sang with the Dors1990s revival of The Mickey eys and his father was a saloon Mouse Club) and working with crooner of renown from Baltisome of its most famous players, more to New york. As a boy, he her one-woman show Lindsey received vocal instruction from Who? is what happens when Lindsey Alley brings her talents to the Highlands Playhouse Stoddard Smith and made soshow tunes and stand-up colstage through September 3rd. loist in the St. Johns Cathedral lide. Lindsey is singlehandedly Mens Choir. reinventing the great American Gabe began singing, tuxedo and all, with his father and club act. As a vocalist, she knows her way around a song be it pop, original, or that standard youre dying to hear pianist Junie Price at the age of eight. They continued to one more time. And if that isnt enough, she holds it all occasionally perform together, into the 1980s, in night together with personal stories that most people would be clubs all over the Northeast. Gabes background of youthful crooning, along with his years of acting and solo pertoo embarrassed to tell. In a memorable evening of belting and belly laughs, Lind- forming make him uniquely able to capture the ease and sey lets it all hang out, which prompts her mothers unso- comfort on stage that typify the best of the crooners of bygone days. licited stock apology, I tried. I tried and I failed. For information, tickets or to reserve the Playhouse, stop Even though Ms. Alley closes out the season proper, the Playhouse has a surprise for October legendary crooner by the Box Office at 326 Oak Street or call (828) 526-2695.

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The Fox on the Fairway


by Wiley Sloan
Its laughter on the links as the Highlands-Cashiers Players present The Fox on the Fairway, playing through September 2nd at the Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands.

any of you are familiar with the work of playwright Ken Ludwig. From the very beginning, he was a star with his first Broadway play, Lend Me a Tenor (1989), being nominated for a Tony Award. This prolific writer has captured the hearts of American Theatre goers with well-known plays such as Crazy for you and Moon over Buffalo and so many more. A native of Pennsylvania, Ludwig attended Haverford College, Harvard Law School and Trinity College at Cambridge university before embarking on his writing career. The Fox on the Fairway (2010) is one of Ludwigs most recent works. It debuted in the Washington, D.C. area to rave reviews. A tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox highlights the idiosyncrasies of the stuffy members of a private country club. HCP Director Tanji Armor comments, This is the third

play by Ludwig that I have directed, and like all his plays it is hilariously funny. Two rival country clubs, Quail Valley and Crouching Squirrel, are preparing for their annual golf tournament competition. Theres mischief afoot as each club manager, Bingham played by Stuart Armor, and Dickie, played by Chris Hess, attempt to add a top player to the lineup and win an outrageous bet while passionate relationships develop among young and older club members. Other cast members include Ronnie Spilton as Pamela, Laura Zepeda as Muriel, Michelle Hott as Louise, and Lance Trudel as Justin. Virginia Talbot tells me, This show is hilarious and I think country club members will relate. Theatre goers will explode with laughter. The show will run through September 2nd. For tickets, call the box office at (828) 526-8084 or visit the website at www.highlandscashiersplayers.org.

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Altitudes Restaurant at Skyline Lodge


by Wiley Sloan

ust a scenic five minute drive meats. Guests rave about Altifrom Main Street, Highlands, tudes slow roasted bone-in Prime is the old-world Frank LloydRib of beef, available in Petite, style resort which has been a Queen and (truly) King sized porpart of the Highlands community tions. Looking for something over since its inception in 1929. Nesthe top? With 24-hours notice, tled atop a 4,300 foot high mounAltitudes serves Chateaubriand tain, the Skyline Lodge is surfor two or Roast Rack of Lamb. rounded by 50 magnificent acres Carved tableside - this is truly a of old-growth conifers and hardmeal to remember. woods. The deluxe retreat was Altitudes resident pastry Chef constructed of chestnut, native LouLous homemade desserts stone and hand-cut cedar shakes, with a cup of fresh ground cofto cater to the wealthy of the fee definitely put the finishing 1930s. It continues to be Hightouches on your meal! She recEnjoy the jazz offerings of Hal Phillips. lands best kept secret, and a ommends the Lemon Cheesecake delight to adventurous travelers. drizzled with Chambord sauce. When you are looking for that Chocolate lovers take notice - the perfect evening, spruce up a little. Put flourless chocolate cake is chock full on your favorite Mountain Smart of pecans and layered with chocolate attire and head on out the Cashiers ganache, mercy! Daily feature info is Highway (uS 64). Turn onto Flat Mounalways available on the Lodges Facetain Road and follow for two miles. book page. The loose moose mascot will point Skyline Lodge and Altitudes Restauthe way! rant is the perfect spot for group getEnjoy your favorite cocktail on the togethers, from family reunions to spedining terrace as the sun sets behind cial birthday bashes! The Restaurant Altutudes Restaurant is located the mountains. Martini lovers clamor has great meeting/dining spaces, and in Skyline Lodge. for the Lodges Pineoli Bleu Cheese they help to plan your occasion. The stuffed olives. Gentle breezes stir the facility offers gorgeous vistas, a wedtrees as seasoned piano player Hal ding amphitheater style deck, and rePhillips fills the air with delightful jazz melodies. ception packages to take the stress off of todays busy The Altitudes Restaurants diverse menu has some- bride. In-house consultants help you plan every detail. thing for everyone. Begin with the Escargot en CrouteAltitudes is open nightly from 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 tasty escargot sauted in garlic, butter and white wine p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays. Enjoy breakfast at served on wilted spinach and roasted red peppers. My Skyline on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 personal favorite is the Maryland style crab cake served a.m. The crowds gather regularly for The Lodges famous with caper remoulade. I love the lettuce wedge but my Endless Champagne Sunday Brunch served from 12 wifes favorite is the Caprese salad. The homemade noon to 2:00 p.m. weekly. Reservations are definitely dressings really take it over the top! recommended. Call (800)-5-Skyline (575-9546) or go onEntres include fresh seafood, poultry, pastas and red line. Altitudes hopes to serve you soon!

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Scaly Mountain Pancake Breakfast

lan to bring your famorder takeout, if you choose. ily and friends to Scaly Proceeds from the event Mountain for a scrumpprovide scholarships for lotious breakfast in the mouncal students of all ages who tains at the historic old Scaly wish to continue their postSchool House. The buildsecondary education. They ing is located on the corner also benefit area non-profit of North Carolina Highway human service agencies that 106 and Buck Knob Road in serve the Scaly Mountain downtown Scaly. These community. Come to all six breakfasts are held on of the breakfasts and join the the fourth Saturday - May best cooks in Western North through October from 7:30 Carolina for a morning of funto 10:30 a.m. -enjoying the friendly folks in This is the eighth year that Scaly Mountain and an unforthe women in Scaly Moungettable breakfast. The next Pancake Breakfast is September 22nd tain Womens Club have Come between 7:30 and sponsored these breakfasts. 10:30 a.m. on the fourth SatThey will feature a full meal of piping hot homemade pan- urday of each month through October to the Scaly Mouncakes (with or without blueberries), patty sausage, coffee tain Womens Club Breakfasts during the 2012 season. The and juice. Guests will be treated to a seated meal either in remaining dates of the breakfasts are September 22nd and the old school house or on the deck overlooking the moun- October 27th. Mark your calendar and dont miss coming tains when the weather is nice. Cost is $5.50 for adults and with your family and friends. For additional information, $3.50 for children. The breakfast will be cooked by mem- contact Susan Bankston at (828) 526-9952 or visit www.scabers husbands and served by club members - or you may lymountainwomensclub.org.

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Evenings at Lakeside
by Luke Osteen
Lakeside Restaurant continues its legacy of caring with an evening devoted to the International Friendship Center and the Highlands Food Pantry, September 5th.

akeside Restaurant owners Donna Wood and Marty Rosenfeld have long been supporters of worthy local causes. Thats why its no surprise that for the last five years their restaurant, practically a Highlands institution, has offered Evenings at Lakeside. These Wednesday night events raise much-needed funds for local charities. There are so many worthy causes that do so much for our beautiful community, which shapes Highlands into Highlands, explains Marty. The hearts and souls of many people that live here, even if part time, reflect what makes this place we call home so special. About five years ago, Marty came up with a good solution and a win/win for Lakeside and local non-profits. He and his staff set aside Wednesday nights in the season for non-profits to claim their Evening at Lakeside. The charities can select their date, but then it is up to them to market to their boards and supporters to make reservations on their

chosen date. When making your reservation on the designated nonprofit date, mention you are there for that organization and Lakeside will donate 15 percent of your guest check to your favorite organization. What can be more fun than good food, relaxing atmosphere, good service and a room full of like-minded friends? says Marty. Mark your calendar for September 5th. Thats when Lakeside will be supporting the International Friendship Center and the Highlands Food Pantry. The Friendship Center provides assistance and understanding to local workers and guests trying to support themselves and their families in Highlands and Cashiers. The Food Pantry is a source of good, nutritious food for local families and individuals, a lifeline during the long winter in Highlands. To make reservations or for more information, call (828) 526-9419. Lakeside Restaurant is located at 531 Smallwood Avenue in Highlands, one block from Main Street.

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The Pizza Place


by Wiley Sloan

about). Making most of our items ative Highlander Nick McCall in-house takes more time but it is is excited to be at the helm something that we are passionate of this Highlands landmark. about, Nick says. That special He has worked there for many years homemade touch is what we pride making pizzas, calzones and all the ourselves in. delicious items that you love. With In addition to the large variety of new ideas brimming from his cup, pizzas, youll find delicious salads, he is busily putting his own signahot and cold sandwiches-even a ture on the menu and the dcor. special kids menu. Customer favorPizza Place regulars will notice ites include the Greek and the Gorthe subtle changes in the dcor. gonzola salads. I have a hard time New booths fill the upstairs dinchoosing between the French dip or ing area. The large bar is gone and the Muffuletta with its homemade there is room for larger crowds. olive spread. The Pizza Places Meat Downstairs booths are sporting lasagna is a customer favorite too. new colors. Nick tells me, During Find your favorite bottle and craft this busy summer season there isnt beers in addition to your favorite time to do all that we want to do, soft drinks or fresh ice tea. A longbut youll love the finished prodtime favorite on Main Street conuct. tinues to serve delicious food in a The upstairs dining area is the perfect place for that birthday parfamily-friendly atmosphere. The Pizza Place of Highlands is located ty, high school or college reunion Nick McCall at 365 Main Street. Call ahead and or just a place for friends to watch place your order at (828) 526-5660 their favorite game. Grab a quick or get it to go. Hours are Monday through Thursday 11:00 bite or come, relax, and visit with friends. Nick is excited to offer his own recipe for the pizza sauces a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 and dough (including gluten-free dough that people rave p.m., Sunday 12 noon to 8:00 p.m.

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Sixth Annual Culinary Weekend


Contributed by Laura Huerta

The Sixth Annual Culinary Weekend begins Thursday, November 8th.

he 6th Annual Culinary Weekend takes place Thursday, November 8th through Sunday, November 11th. Join us as we embrace an amazing weekend of food, wine and fun in the beautiful mountains of Highlands.. Kick off the weekend at the Opening Night Celebration, Thursday, November 8th, at 7:00 p.m., held at the esteemed Highlands Country Club. Enjoy fine wines and delectable cuisine of Highlands local chefs. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, fill your itineraries with an array of activities, tastings and dinners hosted by local restaurants, merchants and accommodations. Plan to attend the annual Sip & Stroll Saturday, November 10th from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in our beautiful downtown area. This years participating restaurants include; Cyprus International Cuisine, Fressers Eatery, Kilwins, Lakeside Restaurant, Old Edwards Inn & Spa, Rukas Table, The Gamekeepers Tavern, The ugly Dog Pub, Rosewood Market, Ghangri Asian Fusion Restaurant and Wolfgangs Restaurant & Wine Bistro. Participating Wineries include; Empire Distributors, Mutual Distributing, Lambert Bridge, Silver Oak Cellars, Davis Family Vineyards, Caymus Vineyards, Schug Carneros Estate Winery and Mollydooker. Sip & Stroll participants include; 4th Street Boutique, Acorns & Acorns on Church, Alexandras Boutique, ck SWAN, The Christmas Tree on Main, Drakes Diamond Gallery, Highlands Fine Art and Estate Jewelry, Hen House, Highland Hiker Shoes, Mountain Fresh Grocery, Oakleaf Flower & Garden, The Spa Boutique at Old Edwards Inn & Spa, TJ Baileys, To the Nines, Vivace and Xtreme Threads.

Culinary Weekend is just around the corner, said Laura Huerta, Manager of Lakeside Restaurant and Chair of Highlands Culinary Weekend Committee. Our website is updated and there are event booklets circulating throughout town. Were excited to showcase this great line up of local chefs and wineries. Dont miss the opportunity to be a part of this special weekend. Tickets to the Opening Night Celebration are $75 and can be purchased in advance via the website www.highlandsculinaryweekend.com or by calling The Chamber of Commerce at (866) 526-5841. The Highlands Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is presenting sponsor of Culinary Weekend. Event sponsors include; The Laurel Magazine, Old Edwards Inn & Spa, Drakes Diamond Gallery, WHLC 104.5, The Highlander Newspaper, Inland Seafood and A Moment In Time Photography. The Highlands Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is a catalyst for planning, programs and services that promote a favorable business and visitors climate while nurturing the natural beauty and cultivating the uniqueness that is Highlands. The Highlands Visitor Center is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to be a part of the 6th Annual Culinary Weekend, please call (866) 526-5841 or (828) 526-5841 or view the event webpage at www.highlandsculinaryweekend.com.

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Moonshine, Mountains and an Irish Autum Kiss


Kick up your Fall Entertaining with Fun Cocktails

he days may not be so bright and balmyyet the quiet and melancholy that linger around them is fraught with glory. Over everything connected with autumn there lingers some golden spellsome unseen influence that penetrates the soul with its mysterious power. Northern Advocate The change of season stirs something in the soul, particularly when that season is autumn in the mountains. For Thomas Keenan, it also has him stirring up something delicious behind the bar. Thomas dreams up inspiring libations for guests of Old Edwards Inn and Spa. The autumn, with its spicy array of colors and flavors, provides endless inspiration for cocktails. From the warm and toasty to the creamy and spiced, its a season of change and sampling something new, says Thomas. Thomas shared some of his favorite fall cocktail recipes with us so you can give them a try. He says, Just have fun with them by picking some of your favorite fall herbs and spices for garnishes. The same things you would use in your Thanksgiving dishes and desserts make for delicious ingredients and garnishes for fun fall cocktails.

Thomas Keenan, mixologist at Madisons Resaurant, shares a few of his autumn moonshine creations.

a proper greeting The autumn months bring a lot of gatherings of friends and family. Greet them at the door with a colorful libation to set the tone for the evening to come. I recommend the Autumn Martini as a greeting cocktail, Thomas says. The floating orange wheel on top adds a festive touch. The cinnamon on the rim wafts into their senses. And the popular elderflower liqueur gives it that little something that makes them go yum. The martini glasses look beautiful on a tray with the orange wheels creating an alluring pattern when repeated. And the cocktail has a light feel to it, just right for a smooth beginning. autumn Martini recipe 2 Lemon wedge pear 1.5oz Gin 1oz Elder flower liquor Splash of Maple Syrup Cinnamon Sugar to rim glass Orange slice to garnish Add the lemon wedges and the pear to your cocktail shaker. Add your gin and elderflower liquor and very lightly muddle these ingredients together. Add the splash of maple syrup; shake these ingredients over ice until chilled. Rim the Martini glass with cinnamon sugar and strain your cocktail into the glass. Float a thin orange slice on top and it is ready to serve.

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From the bootleggers Listto Kick up the party, Mountain Style
The Caramel Apple cocktail tastes like fall harvest season in the mountains, while imbuing a fun bit of authentic mountain culture, says Thomas, which comes in the form of moonshine. He pronounces the word with a heavy Irish brogue. Which might leave you to wonder how much an Irishman who came to the united States as a hospitality industry graduate in 2009 would know about authentic North Carolina Mountain culture. Thomas says, The fact is, our two cultures have deeply connected roots. Those roots go back to the early 1700s, when the Scotch-Irish came to America and settled in the Appalachian region. Highlands itself has a rich Scotch-Irish beginning. Keenan says, A lot of what our Irish ancestors brought with them became integrated into the culture of these mountains, including music and danceand our longstanding tradition of whiskey making. Appalachian farmers adopted the techniques and began using their crops of corn in lieu of barley or rye. The whiskey produced in Appalachia region at that time eventually came to be called moonshine because its producers ran their operations at nightby the light of the moon to avoid being discoveredand arrested. Today, legal iterations of moonshine have come onto the market and are finding their way into interesting cocktail creations. Thomas says you can sample more of these moonshine inspired cocktails on Old Edwards Bootleggers List this fall. View the recipe for The Caramel Apple Cocktail (pictured left) and others at www.thelaurelmagazine.com a Season of Spice Another great entertaining technique is to have something aromatic simmering that your guests smell when they walk in. And Mulled Wine is like the fall season all packed into a steamy mug. Scents of cinnamon, clove, bay leaf and star anise, make it a cozy welcome for friends and families. Old Edwards serves a version of this called Glhwein, says Thomas. With our German chef in house, this was a natural for us around the fall and holiday season. Mulled Wine recipe 1 Bottle of Red Wine( I like Merlot) 1 Cup of Red port | 3 Bay leaves 1 Cinnamon stick | 1 Whole Orange 1 Whole Lemon | Star Anise Half cup of Sugar | 6-10 Cloves Half cup of Grand Marnier Add the red wine into a deep sauce pan with the port, bay leaves, cinnamon, star anise, cloves and turn up the heat to Mid-high. Cut the orange and lemon in half and squeeze them into the sauce pan. Put the remains of the oranges and lemons into the pan also. Add the sugar and stir. Bring to just before boiling and reduce heat and leave for a half hour to sit. After 30mins taste and sweeten if necessary. Remove from the heat and add the Gran Marnier but keep stirring (always add once off the heat to ensure you dont burn off the alcohol or kill the flavor for the Grand Marnier). Strain through a muslin cloth and your hot beverage is ready to serve.

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On the Verandah Introduces Sushi Night

Photo by Gil Stose

n the Verandah is cooking outside the box for the month of September and bringing their own twist on sushi to the top of the mountain. Join Executive Chef Andrew Figel and Head Mixologist Trae Ellison on Sundays in September starting on the 9th from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. for Sushi Sundays. Executive Chef Andrew Figel will be preparing specialty Nigiri, Maki Rolls, Ahi Tuna, and Hamachi to delight your taste buds. Head Mixologist Trae will be enhancing your sushi experience with Sparkling Sake and will be unveiling his ultimate Sake Martini. Let On the Verandah change your perception of sushi. More than a meal, On the Verandah is an experience that one should not miss when visiting picturesque Highlands.

Nestled on the banks of Lake Sequoyah, On the Verandah has something for everyone. From fresh caught seafood to dry-aged steaks prepared fresh nightly, accompanied by a signature wine from the over 200 available options. Join them nightly for dinner from 6:00 p.m. Stop by before dinner to enjoy delicious small plates paired with signature cocktails nightly in the bar from 4:00 p.m. Finish your evening with a homemade dessert complimented by an after dinner cordial. Champagne Brunch on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. featuring their signature Bloody Mary Bar. For reservations call (828) 526-2338 or www.OpenTable. com, or visit www.ontheverandah.com.

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Highlands Smokehouse - 828-526-5000 Kelsey Place Restaurant - 828-526-9380 The Kitchen CarryAway & Catering - 828-526-2110 Lakeside Restaurant - 828-526-9419 Madisons Restaurant & Wine Garden - 828-787-2525 Mountain Fresh - 828-526-2400 On the Verandah - 828-526-2338 Pescados - 828-526-9313 Pizza Place - 828-526-5660 Paoletti - 828- 526-4906 Rosewood Market - 828-526-0383 Rukas Table - 828-526-3636 Rustico at The Log Cabin - 828-526-0999 Southern Belles Restaurant - 828-787-2299 Sports Page - 828-526-3555 Subway - 828-526-1706 SweeTreats - 828- 526-9822

The ugly Dog/ Dog House - 828- 526-8364 Wild Thyme Gourmet - 828-526-4035 Wolfgangs Restaurant - 828-526-3807 Bucks Coffee Cafe - 828-526-0020 Cashiers area restaurants Ashbys - 828-743-7889 Brown Trout Mountain Grille - 828-877-3474 Bucks Coffee Cafe - 828-743-9997 Cafe 107 - 828- 743-1065 Carolina Smokehouse - 828-743-3200 Chesters Chicken at Cashiers Exxon - 828-743-5041 Chile Loco - 828-743-1160 Cornucopia - 828-743-3750 Four Season Grille - 828-743-4284 Grill at Jimmy Macs - 828-743-1180 Happs Place - 828-743-2266

High Hampton Inn - 828-743-2411 Hunt Bros. Pizza at Cashiers BP - 828-743-2337 JJs Eatery and Canteen - 828-743-7778 Jorges Place - 828-743-4175 Micas Restaurant - 828-743-5740 On the Side at Cashiers Farmers Market - 828-743-4334 The Orchard - 828-743-7614 Rosies Caf - 828-743-0160 Subway - 828-743-1300 The Gamekeepers Tavern - 828-743-4263 Tommys Coffee Shoppe - 828-743-2010 Wendys - 828-743-7777 Zeke & Earls 828-743-2010 Zookeeper - 828-743-7711

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Highlands History
by Donna Rhodes

Billy Potts

Mattie Ammons Potts

y the 1880s 40 families, hailing from about 30 states populated Highlands. BTP (before the pill) families tended to be large. youd think 30 states would provide a huge genetic pool. But 40 families each with as many as a dozen children who married and settled with other folks in the area narrowed six degrees of separation to one or two. Everybody was related to or at least knew everybody else. As a result there were several predominant surnames in the region, one of which was Potts. That prompted resident, Ben Bullard to say, There are more Potts than pans in Highlands. The demographic of early Highlands was unique. Hardy pioneers who had already endured rugged beginnings found their way to the Plateau. Local historian Ran Shaffner describes them as, sober, industrious tradesmen from the North, Scotch-Irish laborers and craftsmen from the surrounding mountains and valleys, and wealthy planters 82 | September 2012 | www.thelaurelmagazine.com

and professionals from the South. The weather, the terrain, and the poor roads and other challenges gave this diverse population one thing in common: they were all tough as nails. Their strengths and flaws have made Highlands what it is today. As Shaffner puts it, Highlands is too cosmopolitan to be provincial, too broadly based to be singular in attitude and perspective, too enamored of its natural surroundings to be totally indifferent to them, and just isolated enough and small enough to be anxious about the benefits and setbacks of growth and development. One thing for certain, the areas unique cultural identities have woven together a colorful cloth that continues to characterize the individuality of the Plateaus community today. To learn more about the regions history, read Randolph Shaffners Heart of the Blue Ridge or his Highlands in Arcadias Images of America series or visit the Highlands Historical Societys website: www.highlandshistory.com.

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Surprising Cashiers Valley DNA Results


Contributed by Jane Gibson Nardy, Historian, Cashiers Historical Society

everal Zachary descenThe Passmore story tells dants have joined tothat Mr. Zachary acknowlgether to see if the Caedged the child and providshiers Valley Zachary family ed support, even paying for can extend their line one his education. more generation back by Our small group of ZachDNA testing. Were stuck at ary researchers got busy the birth of William Zachwith the task of seeking ary in 1750 Virginia. Who documents to verify this were his parents, and were story. It was easily proven they part of the Zachatrue with censuses and rys who arrived in Virginia land deeds where Mordefrom England in 1699? A cai gave Mary Ann PassDNA testing company (Fammore and her young son, ily Tree DNA) was selected T. B. Passmore, at least and following their explicit 100 acres of property. Atinstructions, a few Zachlanta cousin Tommy Zachary men sent in a swab ary managed to gather an from inside their mouths. amazing amount of data on youve all seen that done the life of T. B. Passmore on some TV crime show. via the Internet. He found Then we waited and waited many photographs of T. B, some more. as well as his death certifiFinally, some results came cate and obituary the latin - not what we were exter reading like a virtual bipecting but a hit on someography of T. B.s adult life. one who believed that their Laid out in detail is his eduancestor, Thomas Benton cation, name of his wife, Thomas Benton Passmore Passmore was an out-ofnames of his many children wedlock son of Mordecai (17 grandchildren) and his Zachary. How intriguing. Contact was made with the de- 43 year school teaching career in the states of NC, TN, scendant of T. B. Passmore and we were given details SC, GA and FL. of their familys story on their true identity. Supposedly, He called Hayesville, Clay County, NC his home and there was a young Cashiers Valley teenage girl named when he died there in 1932 at the age of 80 that was Mary Ann Passmore who, in 1851, was working as a maid where he was buried in the Methodist Church Cemetery. in the household of Col. John A. Zachary, when she was These words were spoken at his funeral, Mr. Passmore impregnated by the Colonels son, 31 year old Mordecai. was a gentleman of the old school, kind, courteous to all Her son, T. B. Passmore, was born in March 1852. (Mor- he met in a quiet, unassuming way. Todays Zacharys are decai had just married Elvira Keener in February 1852,) proud to learn of this fine new relative.

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A Mountain Estate with Stunning Views


by Wiley Sloan

elcome home to your piece of paradise. The views from this stunning home are mesmerizing. Resting atop East Ridge Road (the highest point in the prestigious Cedar Hill Community just east of Cashiers), the home provides a birds eye view of the Country Club of Sapphire Valley plus Bald Rock, Falcon Ridge and Toxaway Mountain. Imagine your familys fun as you relax on the large, screened-in porch, with a low fire in the stone fireplace. youll marvel at the fireworks of Brevards July 4th celebration on the horizon. The homes double lot encompasses more than 4.5 acres of beautifully manicured landscape. Architect Allen C. Brown of Cashiers designed a home that is comfortable for a family of two or 20. The traditional design is complemented by stone pillars, wood siding and shake shingles to give this home that perfect-mountain ambience. The entry foyer frames a picturesque view of the majestic mountain ranges that surround this property. The homes open floor plan is warm and inviting. Custom-designed cabinets flank the great rooms native stone fireplace. The rustic beams of the cathedral ceiling and hardwood floors add warmth and character. The butlers pantry/wet bar is conveniently located near the dining area and the kitchen making entertaining a breeze. The kitchens granite countertops and professional grade appliances would please even the most discerning chef. Let the grandchildren gather around the kitchen island for an early snack before they head off to watch their favorite movie. 86 | September 2012 | www.thelaurelmagazine.com

The master bedroom suite with its walk-in closets and large master bath offers a quiet respite following a vigorous day of golf, hiking, or shopping. Check out the North Star through the wall of windows before you say nighty-night. The spacious master bath includes a shower and tub plus his and her vanities. upstairs your family or guests will feel like they are in a fine five-star hotel. The office area overlooking the great room allows for last minute business prep before returning home. The game table is the perfect spot for a game of cards or Monopoly. Escape with your favorite book in the den/ reading area or visit with friends/family. A small kitchenette keeps refreshments close at hand. Each of the three guest rooms includes its own private bath. Warm, inviting dcor exudes a casual elegance that would make anyone feel at home here. In the homes lower level you have another large bedroom with bath plus the perfect spot for a game room, childrens play room or whatever your family might want. Casual elegance, warm, inviting, views, views, views. Its the perfect mountain home-year around or seasonal. you cant ask for more. This home is offered by Silver Creek Real Estate Group (MLS #72595) at a newly reduced price. For more information on this or another fine home on the Highlands Cashiers Plateau, please contact Jochen Lucke at (828) 226-1126 or jlucke@ncliving. com. you may also visit www.ncliving.com, a comprehensive website for all real estate offerings on the plateau and other area information.

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Terraced Gardens and River Frontage


by Wiley Sloan

his home is a sight to behold. Sitting atop an enchanting mountain ridge in Cedar Ridge Estates is this oneof-a-kind designers home surrounded by decade old trees and luscious landscaping. Moss-covered stone walls wink at you from beneath the mature greenery of the garden. Large stone columns and wooden shake shingles provide a rustic elegance appropriate for this pristine mountain setting. The welcoming entry foyer previews the exquisite detail found throughout this house. The living rooms stone fireplace is flanked by built-in bookcases filled with decorative accessories and family treasures. Entertaining is a breeze as guests serve themselves at the built-in wet bar beside the archway leading into the dining room. The homes large kitchen includes custom cabinetry, professional-grade appliances and white Corian countertops. Show off your culinary skills as you visit with friends and family. A large island is a great spot for a quick bite or to serve hors doeuvres. Slip through the Butlers pantry on your way to the dining porch where the sounds from the

river serenade you. Enjoy your morning coffee on the glassenclosed sun porch overlooking the gardens. Watch the trees sway in the breeze as you relax and recover from a hectic week in the city. Enjoy the warmth of the gas fireplace of the master bedroom on those cool fall mornings. Awake slowly with your favorite book. The large master bath offers both a tub and shower. Walk-in closets make it easy to keep clothes organized and ready for that next big shindig. The homes upper level includes three large guest bedrooms each with its own private bath and closets to-die-for. Collectors will love the extra storage space found on this level, plus the perfect spot for an office or reading area. Proceed up to the next floor and you have a full walk-around attic that is just waiting for you to define its purpose. Need space for your craft projects, a place for grandchildren to play or a place for hubby to display his model trains? Its all here waiting for you. On the Terrace level you have another complete den/family room area with a wall of bookcases in the dining alcove.

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Let the college crowd gather here to watch a game or check Facebook. A large guest bedroom suite with private bath and spacious closets is great for that long-term guest. Double French doors lead out to the terrace overlooking the terraced gardens which lead down to the river. On the other end of this level is a large open area that can be completed for a home office, out-of-season storage or hubbys workshop.

Take advantage of the many upgrades included in this decorators private home. A more pristine setting youll search long to find. Thoughtfully planned with a keen eye to perfection; storage galore. Contact Debbie Hattler of Hattler Properties to arrange your own private showing (828) 506-0173. For more details checkout www.hattlerproperties.com-1283 Wandering Ridge, Cashiers. www.thelaurelmagazine.com | September 2012 | 89

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Musical Surprises

irst they went viral, then to Carnegie Hall and in August, Igudesman & Joo of Big Nightmare Music performed at The Brevard Music Center. The Cashiers Chronicle had billed the event as a unique blend of classical technique and comedic presentation. These two gentlemen want to make classical music accessible to a wider and younger audience, and they have found the perfect way to do that. The Brevard Music Center has more than 2,200 young musicians apIgudesman & Joo ply every year and about 400 of them are selected. In addition 65 artist-faculty members from the nations leading universities, conservatories, and orchestras are in attendance. Igudesman & Joos performance at BMC was electrifying in its combination of impeccable musicianship and bravura comedy. Even though the selections were serious classical compositions, they were delivered with a manic comic energy that was breathtaking. David Holt and Josh Goforth From the beginning of the performance to the end, the audience was Cashiers and Atlanta resident in stitches. Igudesman & Elizabeth Fletcher makes event Joos clips on youTube have planning and public relations gathered over 28 million hits seem as effortless and anxietyand the duo has appeared free as a day at the spa. Part of that is predicated on her years on television in numerous of experience as the publisher of countries. Many of classical four regional bridal magazines, musics biggest names have bridal events spokesperson for joined them in their musical Federated and Belk department sketches as well as actors, stores, and guiding force behind such as John Malkovich and media campaigns for exclusive Sir Roger Moore. inns. Equally important are her The evening was a delight boundless energy, effortless and we left determined to imagination and fanatical attention to detail. catch the dynamic and hilarelizabeth@idoeventsatlanta.com ious duo at another concert. Photo by Tina Rowden More musical surprises were in the future. On Sunday, August 5th, Holt and Goforth entertained and eduthe Reverend Steve Hines of St. Francis Cha- cated the audience with song and stories of pel at Lonesome Valley brought in David Holt days gone by. With musical instruments such and Josh Goforth for a morning of worship. as the jaw harp, washboard and mouth bow, Holt a winner of four Grammy awards, and they captivated the audience with folk music, nominated for eight Grammy awards, has stories and wisdom. played with Doc Watson, Grandpa Jones, Bill Our area continues to amaze me with the Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff and Chet talent that surrounds us and the opportunity Atkins. Holt also appeared in the movie O to experience the diversity of our region. Brother, Where Art Thou?

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More Tips for Kids about Money


children good personal finance skills. Let children make spending decisions. Its never too early to teach your kids to spend their money wisely and to show them how to be bargain shoppers. Take them to different stores and explain how the same items may cost more or less depending on where you shop and which brand you purchase. Open a savings account. This may be one of the best ways to teach children the benefits of saving for the long-term. Open a basic savings account for them so they can deposit a portion of their allowance, birthday money or other funds into the account. Go over the monthly statements with them, and help them see how their money earns interest over time. Discuss the benefits of using credit wisely. Explain to your children how borrowing money comes with consequences. When you use your credit card, remind them that you still need to pay the full amount for your purchases when the bill comes due. Illustrate this point by showing them how much more you will actually pay when interest charges are added to the bill. Encourage children to invest in the market. you can introduce your kids to the financial markets by helping them purchase shares of companies they are familiar with in their everyday lives. you should explain to them that the market can fluctuate and review account statements together so they see the up and down activity. Teach children to be charitable. you can assist them in finding a good cause that they can understand. Encourage your children to donate to charitable organizations, and share with them your experiences of giving to charity. This will help them see they can derive great satisfaction from sharing their money with those in need, and also teach them important habits that they will carry with them for the future. use resources available in your area. Beyond the lessons you can teach them at home, your kids can participate in valuable learning experiences through various other sources. you can also look on wellsfargoadvisors.com for more information. While youve undoubtedly thought of other ideas to teach your children about money, these simple steps can help you get them started.

Contributed by Bill Zoellner, Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors in Highlands at (828) 787-2323.

ast month we gave you a half a dozen ideas to help your kids learn about managing their money. Here we add to that list, rounding it out with more simple steps you can use to teach your

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Pain in the Neck!

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Contributed by Jim Johnson, DC, DACBN & Resa Johnson, DC, DACBN, Mountain Air Wellness (828) 743-9070

eadaches, neck aches, ringing in the ears, TMJ dysfunction and tormenting radiating arm pain are all motivating factors as to why patients come to see us. If left untreated, such problems can become chronic or even debilitating. In the past 30 years of treating patients for neck pain, the symptoms have remained the same but the causes have changed. iPads, cell phones, (particularly when cradled between the chin and shoulder), texting, reading in bed, falling asleep in a chair while watching TV, sitting immobile for hours in front of a computer screen, and

bad pillows can all cause pain in the neck. Taking aspirin, Advil, Tylenol, etc., may give you temporary relief from the pain but ultimately cause other health problems, most prominent being stress on your kidneys and liver. Temporary relief from pain is not worth the severe side effects associated with pill popping that compromise your health. Our practice is not symptom-based, but rather differentiates and diagnoses the cause of the symptoms. Is it the nerve, muscle, or joint involvement that needs to be examined? Soft spinal mobilization, acupuncture, physical therapy, nutrition and/

or supplementation and exercises that are personally recommended for your specific needs are all considered as part of the first step in total relief from neck pain. We will design a regimen of conscious, practiced postures and treatments to be able to use the plethora of electronic gadgets without compromising your body. To heal the pain in the neck, correction of the underlying cause is mandatory! With our experience and expertise, lets work in partnership to create a plan of action for optimal whole body health and to assist you in getting the relief you want from your pain in the neck!

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Fall is Here So Where Should I Go?

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s I woke this morning, I was gently reminded that summer is fading and autumn is almost upon us; the nip in the air was unmistakable. For me, it is a welcome change as I look forward to warm sweaters and crackling fires. It wont be long before the trees are ablaze with the golden tones that bring folks from places far and wide to soak up the beauty that is Highlands in the fall. Along with crowded streets and cooler temperatures, the fall brings with it a longing in many of us to take that much needed vacation. Weve spent a summer season often feeling like we havent had a moment to stand still. As the

leaves begin to fall and the pace of life slows down, we start looking for that perfect getaway that will recharge our batteries and sustain us until spring. So, where should you go? The options are endless. And this time of year, the deals are plentiful. Over the past several days, Ive seen an abundance of offerings on dream vacations to the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, and Europe. Whether you want to take the kids to Disney World, go on a romantic getaway to the Mediterranean or take an enchanting Holiday Markets river cruise, there is a vacation that can meet any desire and any budget. Its all in knowing where to lookand who

to call! The fall is such a great time of year to explore the Tuscan hillsides or the German vineyards. If you prefer something a bit warmer, there are wonderful escapes to exotic destinations throughout the Caribbean or South America. Perhaps exploring the Galapagos Islands is something that has been on your bucket list. For those who have a more adventurous side, the fall and winter months are perfect for visiting Antarctica. The world is full of wonders if we only slow down enough to see them. So, get packing and remember that your dream vacation is only a phone call away!

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Review Your Sense of Balance


balance. Culturally, we use words to describe balanced states such as equal, equitable, and equanimity, or ideals such as a balanced body, a balanced diet, a balanced budget, and a balanced lifestyle. All are relative for each person. What I notice most with clients and students just beginning to build better balance, is the impulse in the beginning to identify and relate more to their imbalances, and from there seeking a more holistic and individual picture of balance. Dynamic balance is not static balance. It is an ongoing graceful management of movement, awareness, and resilient response to a variety of physical, emotional, and mental stresses. Stress is necessary for balance and growth. Looking at nature, we see that strong winds are important for trees. If the wind blows hard enough to upset or displace the root system of a tree then extra space gets created. The roots then get stronger, filling in that extra space. In that respect, a variety of weight-bearing exercises for the feet and legs of the human body can increase postural support and stability, and organ function. Inside, the liver weighs twice as much as the other internal organs combined and is right of center. Our heart is just left of center in the chest, so symmetry is not inherent and takes effort. We can be proactive in this effort. Deeper, rhythmic breathing regulates the nervous system, removing CO2 from the blood supply for clearer thinking and focus. Balancing gravity, chemistry, and impulse internally, along with the many outer demands for our attention is a self-supporting process. Each person is different, day to day. Knowing what is true for you takes introspection. Give attention to your individual baseline for balance to determine what brings you steadiness, clarity, and well-being. Establish goals to support a movement to balance, realizing that setbacks are equally important. Balance is both something that you can build, and something to which you can return.

Ashby Underwood-Garner is a Rolf Practitoner and Certified Yoga Teacher at Yoga Highlands. To contact her by email, mtnyogins@gmail.com.

eptember 22ndis the autumnal equinox, a point when day and night are the same length of time. This is a seasonal cue to review our own sense of

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Delivering Hope to the World


basis, students at all grade levels are in the field or on the campus learning the importance of stewardship and return of goodwill. Partners including, the Humane Society, the Village Conservancy, Rotary International, the Volunteer Fire Department, and Children Inspiring Hope have teamed up with Summit to assist us in our mission endeavors for service. It is extremely uplifting to witness a Summit graduate take the component of community service to the global level. After leaving Summit, Sara Bates (Summit Class of 2003) began such an experience as a scholar in the Rotary International Exchange Program taking her to a yearlong study in South Africa. Following her return to the States, Sara entered Davidson College, where she earned her BA in Political Science, and developed an impressive resume of international studies and service. Sara studied with a Davidson program at Cape Coast university in Ghana and in India at Madras Christian College. Aiming to learn more about international development, she worked in rural Zambia for Family Health International and in Washington, DC for World Vision International. upon graduating from Davidson in 2011, Sara was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, given to select college graduates of unusual promise to conduct a oneyear purposeful exploration that will foster their humane and effective participation in the world community. Summit Charter School is proud to have Sara Bates in its alumni ranks. The title of her Watson Fellowship project, Delivering Hope, is very appropriate as she delivers hope to those she graces daily by word and deed. Before returning home to the mountains of Cashiers this summer, Sara successfully summitted the highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro. This was a fitting end to her current travels abroad where she has given of herself so others might enter this world with a fighting chance into more educated, safer arms. Follow Sara on her blog at http://sarabates.wordpress. com/.

Summit Charter Alumni Sara Bates

ne of the unique aspects to Summits mission is the student opportunity for community service as a component to the curriculum. On a weekly

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How Fast Will I Heal?

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Contributed by Dr. Sue Aery, Aery Chiropractic & Acupuncture (828) 526-1022

ouve incurred an injury and you cant wait to get back to normal activity. But when will that be possible? This is a great question and one that challenges most doctors when diagnosing an injury. Pain is the first clue that some part of the body is injured but each tissue in the body has different roles and healing rates. Bone is probably the most pain sensitive tissue in the body. If you have ever broken anything, it hurts a lot. The good news is that in most circumstances bone heals more quickly than other tissues due to its greater vascularity, or blood flow. A commonly known adage is that a break is better than a sprain. Thats generally because a sprain involves

the ligaments. Ligaments attach one bone to another bone and are the most nonvascular of the soft tissues. Because blood flow is scant, the tissues dont get a lot of oxygen or healing cells and the area is slower to heal. Ligament injuries are similar to tendon injuries in that the joint is painful after a rest period and then improves slightly as movement and increased blood flow are introduced. Tendons connect muscle to bone and get greater blood flow than ligaments but they too take more time than bone to heal and also involve the stability of a joint. Muscles are highly metabolic and can heal quickly if treated properly. Their function is quite intricate as they

work mostly in pairs called agonists and antagonists, relying on the nervous system for proper signals to work together instead of against one another. Muscle injuries can be tricky because they usually involve the intricate balance between the skeleton and the nervous system. Last but not least are joint injuries that involve the cartilage. These injuries can be complicated because they sometimes require surgery and may also involve the other connective tissues, mainly ligaments and tendons. Whatever tissue you have injured, no matter your level of pain, it will take six weeks to slx months to fully heal. Make sure you have a proper diagnosis to help move you along the healing path.

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The Ultimate All Inclusive Cruise


re you thinking about taking a luxury cruise? Why not take a look at Crystal Cruise Lines? 2013 offers a diverse collection of cruises with 64 itineraries to the Mediterranean, Northern Europe, Asia, the South Pacific, Australia & New Zealand, the Pacific Coast, South America, Panama Canal, the Caribbean, Contributed by New England & Canada and Jodi L. Moore, Trans-Ocean. Travel Specialist Enhancing the Crystal ExCruise Planners perience, nearly every voy(828) 743-3936 age features an overnight needfortravel.com stay at the beginning or end of your cruise so you can truly immerse yourself in the city and enjoy the convenience of unpacking and packing just once. Climb aboard a luxury vessel and youll immediately understand what sets the experience apart from life on a mass-market or contemporary cruise ship. Lavish attention to every detail, ultimate convenience, a level of personal attention and pampering that leaves guests delighted and amazed. When you make the leap to luxury cruising, youll enjoy the best of everything the finest available accommodations, cutting-edge amenities, gourmet dining from the worlds most celebrated culinary artists, an elegant array of enrichment programs and activities, and service that prides itself on knowing exactly what you need (and when youll need it). Highly personalized service is the hallmark of the luxury cruise experience. Favorable staff-to-guest ratios mean that theres always someone at your disposal, and youll reap the benefits instantly. Carefully selected professionals greet you warmly by name, take pride in anticipating your needs, and fulfill every whim. Luxurys service is simply unrivaled, and the examples are legendary uniform clad stewards that wade into the surf to serve caviar and champagne while youre ashore, complimentary massages delivered on deck, and much more.

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The Benefits of Yoga


a sense of self awareness. Its this mind-body approach that allows us to reconnect with ourselves on an individual level as we peel away beyond the surface of who we are. unfortunately, when dealing with acute or chronic pain, its not as easy as it sounds. Acute pain is known as a good pain that is short term and subsides after recovery from injury whereas chronic pain lasts longer and tends to take more of an emotional toll. According to a 2011 Institute of Medicine report, 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Physical and emotional pain can show up unannounced, changing how you perceive and react to normal, everyday activities and circumstances. Thankfully, yoga is often times helpful in reducing and/or easing pain when practiced correctly and under the guidance of a knowledgeable teacher. Practicing a combination of yoga poses (asanas), mental concentration (meditation) and controlled breathing techniques (pranayama) has demonstrated reduced physical and emotional pain for people with conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck and backache, chronic headaches and migraines, as well as other conditions. Back pain is the most common reason people seek medical attention for pain. Although pain relief can be one of the many benefits of yoga, it may not always be attainable, in which case yoga may serve instead as a resource for pain management as you learn to tap into increased levels of movement, alignment, strength, balance and relaxation. Each ailment should be considered on an individual basis with its own course of alternative and/or medical treatments as only select types of yoga may be suitable. Regardless of what ails you, it is important to consult your physician before starting any physical or therapeutic routine.

Mary Abranyi is the owner of Cashiers Valley Fusion and Green Mountain Realty Group. (828) 743-9000

f you have ever taken a yoga class then you have likely heard the phrases be present, let go of external distractions, and listen to your body, verbal reminders often used by yoga teachers to ignite

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Waterfall Guide Wheres the Water


Cashiers waterfalls
DriFt, turtleBaCK, rainBow & stairsteP Falls in the Horsepasture wild & scenic river area - 64 e. to sapphire; to Hwy. 281; .7 miles to gated road on left follow trail. joHns jumP 64 e. to sapphire; to Hwy 281; 4.8 miles - park on shoulder and follow path. KinG CreeK Falls Hwy. 107 s.; about 13 miles; turn right on Burrells Ford road park at campground parking. sCHoolHouse Falls in Panthertown Valley - Hwy 64 e. to Cedar Creek road; to Breedlove road park at dead-end. silVer run Falls Hwy. 107 s.; 4.1 miles from crossroads, look for gravel pull-off on left follow trails. wHitewater Falls Hwy. 64 e. to sapphire, to Hwy. 281 look for signs.

Highlands waterfalls
Bridal Veil Falls Hwy. 64, can be seen from road. Dry Falls Hwy. 64; turn at Dry Falls sign. Glen Falls Hwy. 106 s., left at Glen Falls sign. KalaKalesKies Falls Hwy. 64; just below sequoyah lake. lower Cullasaja Falls Hwy. 64 at pull-offs. PiCKlesiemer roCKHouse Falls Hwy. 28 s. to Blue Valley road; 4.3 miles - park at dirt road on right take trail - about 1 mile to falls. uPPer & lower satulaH Falls Hwy. 28 s.; both can be seen from road.

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Beautiful Bella

Contributed by Kathy Bub, Executive Director, Forever Farms

eautiful Bella, the Blue Tick dont have a chance to grow Hound, came to the Forevalong them. Recently when he er Farm last year as a stray. had the John Deere Gator in her Her right rear foot was terribly field she jumped into the bed as if mangled from an unknown injury. to say, Tally-ho, off to the hunt! The infection had traveled up her Bella was recently adopted by leg to the hock and our vet dea wonderful family who fenced termined that the safest way to their property so that she could deal with it was to amputate the safely run all she wanted without entire leg. In the process of doing straying away from home. After so she discovered that the upper a short period of adjustment she leg had been repaired with a pin has settled in fabulously. This earlier in her life. With that inforis what we hope for all our spemation in hand, and a photo of cial animals despite their age or Bella, we canvassed the local vets disability. But if it isnt in their Bella, the Blue Tick Hound and discovered her owners name stars to find a new family then and number. But sadly, they had we try to make the Forever Farm left the area - leaving their sweet the best home possible. With dog behind. 170 dogs and cats, Friends for Life needs your help to fulfill It wasnt long after Bellas surgery that she was off and that promise. your tax deductible donation can be made onrunning in our large fenced exercise area. Having that pain- line through our website www.friendsforlifeforeverfarm.org or ful, necrotic leg gone was actually a blessing for her. She runs mailed to us at P.O. Box 340, Sapphire, NC 28774. Visit our like the wind on just three. Our caretaker calls her our living new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FriendsForLifeForevweed-eater. She runs the fence line so frequently that weeds erFarm and help us spread the word.

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Superstar Event at Carpe Diem Farms

Contributed by Sue Blair, Carpe Diem Farms Executive Director

t has been a full summer of activiGuests will enjoy wine and appeties at Carpe Diem Farms and with tizers in the pavilion before the big fall comes the final countdown reveal and exquisite dinner in the to our biggest event in our history! magnificently transformed arena Marking the 20th Anniversary of our prepared by award-winning Chef foundation, we reached for the stars and Event Designer Tim Lundy; folto bring country music superstar, John lowed by a special performance by Michael Montgomery to Highlands John Michael and his band and an and the stage at Carpe Diem Farms. equine demonstration by horseyou dont want to miss this incrediwoman Sue Blair. ble opportunity to attend one or both Tickets are available for both events on October 6th. The gates events by calling Peter Raoul at open at 1:00 p.m. for the Concert (828) 526-5700. Concert on the on the Lawn which begins at 2:00 Lawn tickets are $50 per person p.m. This alcohol-free, family-friendly and tickets for the Tux, Tails and event opens with local recording artBlue Jeans Ball are $200 per perists Thea and The Green Man warmson. All proceeds from both events ing up the audience for headliner John benefit the equine staff; providing Michael Montgomery and his travelfor their care and upkeep. ing band. Bring a blanket or your lawn Carpe Diem Farms is a 501(3) John Michael Montgomery headlines Carpe Diems chair and enjoy an afternoon of music educational foundation whose mis20th Anniversary. youll never forget. sion is to explore the human poThe anniversary celebration contential through equine. For further tinues at 6:30 p.m. with the Tux, Tails and Blue Jeans Ball. information, please go to our web site, carpediemfarms.org.

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Highlands Rotary Interact Club


Contributed by Robin Phillips

and hard work nteract is Rotary Inter Advancing internanationals service club tional understanding and for young people ages goodwill 12 to 18. As one of the In general, Interactors most significant and fast(Interact club members) est-growing programs of donate relief supplies to Rotary service, with more victims of natural disasthan 10,700 clubs in 109 ters, help organize fundcountries and geographical raisers to purchase books areas, Interact has become for needy schools, and vola worldwide phenomenon. unteer their time and enAlmost 200,000 young peoergy in the community. ple are involved in Interact. Specifically here in HighInteract clubs are selflands, Interact projects governing and financially included planning for and independent, making it executing the fall Gorge possible to choose and Pickup, obtaining and decarry out service projects livering Halloween canthat each club cares about. dy to participating Main Interact clubs perform two Highlands Rotary Interact Club Gorge Pickup Crew Street shops, and trimcommunity service projming the 2011 Emergency ects each year to learn the Council Angel Tree. importance of : Interactors are young people who are interested in Developing leadership skills and personal integrity making the world a better place and Rotary of Highlands Demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others understanding the value of individual responsibility supports them at every step.

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Protecting More Than Meets the Eye


Contributed by Sarah Corkern

The Lampshade spider

ighlands and the surrounding areas are filled with beautiful scenery with picturesque views and tall cascading waterfalls. These impressive sights are hard to miss, but as you walk along a streamside trail or hike to one of the waterfalls, take note as you walk by a stretch of exposed damp rocks, because if you take a closer look you might find some interesting creatures. In the spring and summer these rock outcrops will likely be decorated with what look like small upside-down lampshades that protrude from the rocks surface. These flimsy formations, held erect by strong lines of silk scaffolding, are webs of lampshade spiders. Peek inside the web and you will find the resident resting at the base, with its long legs extended out, reaching the lampshade walls and its relatively smaller body positioned at the center. It is grayish in color, with flecks of white and sometimes green, blending it artfully to the color of its moss and lichen covered rocky substrate. you wont find these spiders moving around a whole lot. The lampshade spider is most often found resting patiently in its web, waiting for an unsuspecting crane fly, cricket, or other type of prey to become entangled within its sticky net. But the lampshade spiders are more than just peaceful ornaments on these rocks. Some have referred to them as living fossils because they belong to one of the oldest living groups of spiders and have retained several ancestral traits. you wont find these spiders just anywhere. They are restricted to well-shaded rocky areas in the Southern Appalachians and other mountain ranges in North America. Without large connected areas of this type of habitat, these spiders cannot survive. So next time you are hiking around here in the mountains, dont forget to take a moment to notice this important relic spider that would not exist today without this unique and beautiful type of habitat. By protecting land and rare habitats, HCLT helps to protect these spiders and more as we further our mission to protect the places we all love. To find out more about HCLT, visit us at www. hicashlt.org or call (828) 526-1111. www.thelaurelmagazine.com | September 2012 | 107

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We Need Your Help in the Hunt for Hemlocks


Contributed by Anna Vandenbergh, Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance

ead and dying hemlock trees resistant hemlocks in Highlands and can be seen all across WestCashiers! They need our help as citiern North Carolina. Even zen scientists to help them do what with the many efforts to keep the they personally have neither time adeligid at bay we seem to be losing nor resources to do: be the eyes in the battle. The balsam wooly adelthe forest to find appropriate, resisgid and the hemlock wooly adelgid tant specimen trees. Check out the have been ravishing Fraser fir and project website www.threatenedforhemlock stands all across the Eastests.com/tinyterrors to download the ern united States leaving our fornecessary form and instructions on ests lacking important habitat and how to submit a specimen. you can shade species. Though rare, healthy also come by the J-MCA office in The Wooly Adelgid on hemlock hemlocks are still being spotted the Peggy Crosby Center to find out which means there could be a new more information, to pick-up forms, hope for the hemlocks! Researchers from NC State universi- or drop off your completed forms- we will mail them off for tys Alliance for Saving Threatened Forests are trying to find you! If you need any help locating and identifying specimen Hemlock and Fraser Fir trees that have natural resistance to trees or would like us to come conduct a hunt for Hemlocks the adelgid. The project, currently led by Dr. Fred Hain and on your property, let us know. We will schedule a time to graduate student Erin Mester is aptly named Tiny Terrors. come out and help! The J-MCA is encouraging hikers and Tiny Terrors is an ongoing statewide research project that ul- avid outdoor enthusiasts to carry a kit with them on their timately aims to locate and selectively breed these resistant next outing just in case they come across a specimen tree. If trees. The Jackson Macon Conservation Alliance is partner- you have any questions feel free to call (828) 526-0890 x320 ing with the Alliance for Threatened Forests to help locate or email annav@j-mca.org.

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Cashiers Humane Societys Myth Busters


Contributed by David Stroud, Executive Director, Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society

s a tribute to the popular series on the Discovery Channel, the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society introduces our first episode of Myth Busters! MyTH #1: CHHS is a franchise of the Humane Society of the united States. BuSTED! CHHS is a private, not-for-profit animal welfare organization with no affiliation with HSuS, ASPCA, or any other national association. As a matter of fact, the humane society in Fort Myers where I was previously director Gulf Coast Humane Society was founded in 1947, a full seven years before the creation of the Humane Society of the united States. MyTH #2: When you donate to the Humane Society of the united States, a portion of that donation supports local animal shelters. BuSTED! As explained above, there is no affiliation between HSuS and local humane societies, so no dollars donated to the national group support the shelter in your community. While HSuS does wonderful work on behalf of animal welfare causes nationwide, the only way to financially support CHHS is to make a direct donation to our local shelter. MyTH #3: If an animal stays too long at CHHS, it will be put down. BuSTED! CHHS is a no-kill shelter and we will never euthanize an animal for the length of time it is at our

shelter. We have several long-term residents at CHHS, some who have been entrusted to our care for several years, and we simply will never, ever give up on finding forever homes for our shelter pets. until our animals are adopted, we will provide them safe refuge, compassionate care, nutritious meals and quality veterinary care, and most of all unconditional love. MyTH #4: you have to visit the CHHS shelter to meet the CHHS shelter pets. Sounds pretty straightforward, right? BuSTED! Although CHHS is blessed to have one of the most beautiful animal shelters in the country, nestled among ten rolling acres with spacious play yards for dogs, plus bright and fun community play rooms for cats, our CHHS Events Team hosts more than 30 off-site Stop N Adopts each year at locations throughout Jackson and Macon Counties. Although we would love to have you visit our beautiful shelter, and sincerely hope you will, we also enjoy taking our adoptable pets to community events for increased awareness, socialization, donations, and most importantly, adoptions. The Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society is located on Highway 64 East, 2.3 miles from the Cashiers Crossroads, behind Reid Real Estate. For more information, call (828) s743-5752 or visit www.chhumanesociety.org.

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Step into Fall at the Literacy Council


Contributed by Tonya Hensley, Executive Director, Literacy Council of Highlands
The Literacy Council of Highlands offers an array of free programs to the public.

aaah, the lovely days of fall in Highlands are almost upon us. As the days get shorter and cooler and children get back into their routines, the programs at the Literacy Council are gearing up for another eventful school year. The after-school enrichment program, now known as Kidz Korner, is open to all children in kindergarten through third grade. This program features fun activities, free books, homework assistance, computer games, and a free subscription to National Geographic Kids magazine. On Tuesdays, we will meet at The Literacy Council and on Thursdays we will meet at The Bascom. Activities at The Bascom will include a sea life unit and a Great Britain unit inspired by the Olympics. In cooperation with Highlands School, we have an Olympic-themed reading incentive program that will begin this month. Children in grades kindergarten through sixth will be eligible to participate and compete for prizes. Middle and high school students will have the opportunity to compete in essay contests for prizes in the spring. Girls in grades kindergarten through fifth grade are being invited to a princess tea party with Princess Judy and Prin-

cess Tonya. Date/time TBD. Kindle Kidz with Ms. Bev Cone will be starting again this month. Middle school boys and girls are welcome to attend. Thanks to some wonderful folks in the community, we have e-readers available for use during the program for children who do not have access to one. As always, individual tutoring, GED classes, and ESL classes are ongoing and free to the public. For information about any of our programs or the events mentioned above, please call us at (828) 526-0863 or check out our website. As always, flyers will be sent home through the school and information can be found weekly in The Highlander. The Literacy Council of Highlands is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. We are always happy to accept donations from the community. We are located at the Peggy Crosby Center at 348 S. 5th Street in Highlands. All our programs are free to the public. The Literacy Council of Highlands can be reached by calling (828) 526-0863, email at thensley22@yahoo.com and on the web at www.highlandsliteracy.com.

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Cullasaja Womens Outreach Gives Big to the Community


by Luke Osteen

Highlands Mayor David Wilkes and CWO President Gail Hughes.

he members of the Cullasaja Womens Outreach have earned a reputation throughout this corner of Western North Carolina for their generous support of local causes and their tireless, almost fanatical commitment to fund raising. Thats why Highlands Mayor David Wilkes offered the gratitude of Highlands and its neighboring communities to the women of CWO at a luncheon held July 27th at the Cullasaja Club. Cullasaja Womens Outreach is a vital resource for so many of our local non-profits and their missions to the people of Western North Carolina, said Mayor Wilkes. The devotion of CWOs members to the welfare of their communities and neighbors is an inspiration to all who have been touched by their kindness. Over the years, Cullasaja Womens Outreach has raised over $400,000 for local charities. Whos benefited from this generosity? Animal Friends for Life; The Bascom; Big Brothers Big Sisters Blue Ridge Mountains Health Project Inc.; Carpe Diem Farms; Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society; Community Care Clinic-Highlands-Cashiers; Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry; Girls on the Run of WNC; Highlands Community Child Development Center; Highlands Community Foundation; Highlands Community Theatre; Highlands Emergency Council; Highlands Historical Society; Highlands Plateau Greenway; Highlands-Cashiers Center for Life Enrichment; Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Foundation; Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust Inc.; Hudson Library of Highlands; International Friendship Center; Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance; Literacy Council of Highlands; The Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center; and The Peggy Crosby Center. www.thelaurelmagazine.com | September 2012 | 111

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Not All Work at Valley Garden Club


Contributed by Kathie Blozan

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Pam Trissel, K. Blozan, Diane DeMoye, guest Debbie Adams and Kathy Bethea enjoy a picnic lunch after exploring a lovely wild flower garden in Highlands. Photo by Pam Turnley

ts not all work and no play in the Valley Garden Club. Although keeping the flowers and shrubbery at The Point and the Post Office in good shape takes a good bit of time and committment, the members of the club also have a wheelbarrow full of fun. Looking back over the past season, the program chair, Andrea Hannon has arranged field trips to three distinctly different gardens, lectures on beekeeping and landscape water features, and the popular plant exchange. We also had a Christmas Tea and will enjoy a wrap up luncheon, great opportunities to simply socialize and exchange ideas. If you would like further information on the Valley Garden Club and its programs, please contact President Donna Lehn at (828) 743-0829.

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Center for Life Enrichment


Contributed by Sandy Carlton
The Center for Life Enrichments Schedule of Classes continues. To register or for more information, call (828) 526-8811.

his has been a very exciting summer for the Center for Life Enrichment, and it isnt over yet! The word has obviously spread throughout the community and participation in lectures has been outstanding. CLE prides itself on finding presenters who are experts in their field, and many often contribute an unusual insight into a topic. September offers a few of these. Wednesday, September 5th, Dr. Hal Herzog, Western Carolina university (WCu) professor of psychology takes a light-hearted look at the relationship between animals and humans in his lecture entitled Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat, which is also the title of his latest book. Dr. Terry Nienhuis, retired WCu professor of English and a prolific actor, will bring Shakespeares Macbeth to life as participants review film clips, discuss redeeming features of a flawed protagonist and unearth human mysteries. Dont be daunted by Shakespeare. Dr. Nienhuis is sure to

make this class entertaining and enlightening. This threepart class takes place Thursdays, September 6th, 13th and 20th, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. On September 11th, take a musical trip through the life of Duke Ellington with Pavel Wlosok and Mark Couture of WCu, and then on September 14th switch to art with an illustrated talk by writer and curator Tom Patterson as he reviews visionary artists he has met and worked with in his 30 year career. September also features a few hands-on classes including: The Art of Scarf Felting on Friday, September 7th, Wildflowers in Watercolor, a series beginning Tuesday, September 11th, and Writing Down your Life on Saturday, September 15th. These classes allow participants the freedom to expand their creative side. Additional classes not listed here are already full. For more information please visit the website: www.clehighlands.com or call the office at (828) 526-8811.

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One Word At a Time

Contributed by Faviola Olvera

skills to the working men and womnyone who has traveled abroad en in the Highlands area whose first to a non-English speaking language is not English and to make country can relate to the diffithe language learning process fun culties of trying to communicate in a and interactive-reminding each stunew language. Most of us take a crash dent that all languages are learnedcourse in the new language we will be one word at a time. In the past year, encountering and learn enough of it twenty-one students have been ento get by. Now imagine the language rolled in the classes and we hope difficulties of actually moving to this that number continues to grow. new country, perhaps permanently. The mission of the International For many of our newcomers in the Friendship Center is to reach out Highlands area, the difficulties a new language brings are a reality. The chal- The International Friendship Center in collaboration with to the under-served local and inthe Highlands Literacy Council and Southwestern ternational communities with relenges, as we all can remember from Community College offers English as a Second spect, compassion and informaour high school or college French, Language classes. tion; to foster harmony; to facilitate Spanish or German classes, are great access to human services and to and patience in this endeavor is not promote absorption of the international population into only a virtue but a necessity. The International Friendship Center, in collaboration with our community. If you are interested in donating to the International the Highlands Literacy Council and Southwestern Community College, helps non-native English speakers in this community Friendship Center or in these classes or know someone that with those challenges by offering English as a Second Lan- is, please contact us at (828) 526.0890 x 252. ESL classes are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. guage or ESL classes twice a week. The objective of the classes is to teach practical English until 8:00 p.m.

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Operation Christmas Child

ilbanks Smile Center of Toccoa, Georgia, recently participated in Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child is one of many world wide good samaritan projects of Samaritans Purse. For over 40 years, Samaritans Purse has given aid to the worlds poor, sick and suffering. They reach hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine and other assistance. Volunteers from around the world can help by packing shoeboxes with items that will bring comfort and joy to children at Christmas time. We are pleased to be a part of such a worthwhile cause and encourage others to participate, said Dr. Joe Wilbanks of the Wilbanks Smile Center. For more information on Operation Christmas Child and Samaritans Purse visit www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC/

Dr. Wilbanks and Catherine Setzer packing shoeboxes.

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The Rotary Club of Cashiers


by Serenity Richards

he Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley is growing. We have had three induction ceremonies over the past month. We would like to congratulate Jim Sibley, David Stroud, Karen Sullivan, Duncan Wheale, Don Ketterhagen, Bill Mobley, and Dick Meyers on joining the Rotary family. We welcome these fine individuals to our club and look forward to serving with them. As Rotarians, we strive to live the ideal of Service Above Self while also enjoying the camaraderie of our fellow club members. In the past months, we have sponsored our Spring Arts and Crafts Festival, we had a successful Relay For Life Team, and we are gearing up for our Fall Arts and Crafts Festival over Labor Day weekend. Because of our wonderful members we have been able to help many local groups including scholarships for local area students, the Blue Ridge Free Dental Clinic, the Glenville-Cashiers Rescue Squad, Full Spectrum Farms, local preschools, REACH of Macon County, and many more. Throughout the year, our Rotarians are also privileged to participate in many wonderful educational opportunities. Each week we welcome a speaker to talk to us about an area of interest and expertise. This year we have heard from such widespread information as teaching methodologies to financial fraud and everything in between. From these talks our members learn valuable information as well as find new volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in speaking to our Club, we invite you to contact us at info@cashiersrotary.org The Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley meets Wednesday mornings at the Cashiers united Methodist Church, 894 Hwy 107 South. Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. with our meeting at 8:00 p.m. If you are interested in learning more about Rotary or interested in becoming a member, we encourage you to contact any Rotarian. you can also find us at www.cashiersrotary.org.

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Palillos Stone Masonry


by Donna Rhodes

f youve been thinking about addexterior stucco work for Old Edwards ing a flagstone patio, an indoor Inn. In addition to concrete finishing, fireplace, a retaining wall, a wawe set brick pavers, construct founter feature, or an outdoor chimney tains, lay stone for indoor and back to your home, maybe its time to porch patios, and build fire pits. If contact the expert masons of Palilit has to do with natural rustic stone los Stone Masonry. They are on call Palillos can handle just about any job. to beautify your home with quality Ortega explains why using thick, stone additions. quality stone is important. We focus The value of eye-catching stoneon natural joints and edges, specialwork is well worth your considerizing in bigger stones like 6 x 8 or 6 ation and investment. Palillos Stone x 6. In the Highlands area winters are Masonry has been laying beautiful icy. using a lot of salt damages smallstone, brick and pavers in the Higher, thinner stones causing them to lands-Cashiers area for a decade pop up and break. Our heavier stone and a half. Not only do they work will not do that. with the regions finest contractors, Look for Palillos Stone Masonry on they also contract independently Facebook or on their website: palilMiguel Ortega doing everything from repair and losstonemasonry.com. re-mortaring to construction of almost any stone addition to They are located at 2271 Dillard Road behind Freeman Gas your home. at unit No. 13. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday Miguel Ortega, spokesperson for the company says, We do through Friday. Call them at (828) 526-3944. They will pave the a lot of work for established businesses in the area including way to beauty for your home.

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Highlands Aerial Park

by Donna Rhodes are breathtaking and change season to season. In fact, three-season tickets are available so guests can come back to ex p e r i e n c e Mother Nature in all of her summer, fall and winter glory. And that is just one of three zipline park adventures. Children have their own kidfriendly area in which they can zip to their hearts content while learning about the regions settlers, the Cherokee, native botanicals, indigenous animal life, coupled with entertaining tales about moonshiners, forerunners of speedway racers and so much more. The third feature of H.A.P. is the mile nature walk for those who appreciate a slower-pace. This provides an opportunity for grandparent or parent and child to spend quality time with little ones and show them natural wonders including bears hibernation dens. Theres even an old still site. Along the path are four bridges to eliminate steep climbs for smaller limbs and senior legs. Powell adds, Our park is a fusion of the best of two worlds: the Alpine terrain of Europe, and the lush tree canopy of South America. And Powell made sure he had top-notch advice in creating his unique park. He called in highly respected zipline park consultants to advise him on planning and development. They confirmed he had a world-class idea that would rank right up there with the best of the best. To learn more about the mid-October opening of Highlands Aerial Park visit: http:// highlandscanopytour.com/home and get ready to take an upclose-and-personal birds eye view of the beautiful Nantahala youve loved from below. Now experience the love from above.

ipline parks are springing up around the nation but few are as thrilling, educational, and mind-soulbody-satisfying as the new Highlands Aerial Park located between Highlands and Dillard, Georgia. George Powell, owner of Highlands Aerial Park Zipline Canopy Tours says, This ecological experience will cover over 35 acres of virgin woods with 50-mile views of the Nantahala Mountains. Many zipline parks amount to climbing a flight of steps and leaping pole to pole, fun as far as it goes. But Powells park provides ziplining tree to tree over lush forests, waterfalls, gorges, swinging bridges, boulder formations, and native flora and fauna. Views

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Butler Galleries
by Wiley Sloan

or more than 16 years folks from North Georgia and the Highlands area have looked to Butler Galleries on Main Street in Clayton, Georgia, for the finest in quality mountain-style furniture, home accessories, lamps, china and all their home dcor needs. Owners Carl and Steve Butler both have an eye for design. Their talent is evident from the moment that you walk into their large store featuring quality antiques, plus local art, pottery, candles, coffee table books and the latest items from the Atlanta market. Prior to moving to Clayton, they lived in Brunswick, Georgia where Carl operated two flower shops. In addition to flowers, Carl infused antiques and accessories into the store. Once they moved to Clayton, furniture and accessories became the primary focus of Butler Galleries. Their love of flowers meant that they would continue to offer floral arrangements to complement their home furnishings. A talented floral designer, Steve spends a good part of each week creating bouquets perfect for any dcor. In 1999 they expanded their business to include Butler II.

In 2011 Butler Gallery joined forces with Greenleaf Gallery in Highlands to offer their eye-catching furniture and decorative accessories locally. Folks now have the opportunity to sample some of Butler Galleries most popular items. The gallery is located at 381 Main Street. Choose from items such as chests, chairs, mirrors, framed items, decorative accessories and more. New this season are the highly popular Wendall August highly-polished pewter serving dishes, trays, and platters. Whether you are serving a fancy dinner or just inviting friends over for a casual snack, these pewter items give your table an eye-catching look. Be sure to check out all three locations of Butler Gallerieswithin the Greenleaf Galleries here in Highlands or take the short drive to Clayton. Butler I is located at 48 North Main Street; in Clayton. Butler II is just down the street at 74 North Main Street. Butler I and II include more than 30dealers featuring fine quality antiques and decorative accessories. Grab your friends and make it a day. Butler Galleries is here for you. Stop in today.

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Highlands Personal Chef


by Donna Rhodes

hen youve been executive chef There I customize a menu, suggesting cuiin as many fine restaurants as sine, listening to yeas and nays, refining Marc Laurin, you dont need a the bill of fare until my client is pleased recipe to send taste buds soaring you with his or her personalized plan. just need an idea. Name your pleasure: Chef Laurin fans throughout Western Italian, French, Asian, Low Country, CaribNorth Carolina and Sarasota County, Florbean, vegetarian, South American, Peruida drool at the mention of his name. Its vian, vegan, low carb, gluten-free, homeno wonder. Hes worked with the best at style, gourmet, or any cooking style. Chef Mortons of Chicago, Tommy Bahamas, Laurin will happily cater to any request and Radisson Suites. He hails from an whether its a feast for one or a hundred. Italian restaurateur background. At 12 he A private chef works exclusively with was already peeling his way to an execuone patron. Laurin, a personal chef, pretive chef position by the age of 19. pares a simple dinner or a banquet for any In addition to tickling the palates of family, event, celebration, or group where Highlands diners during the summer seaMarc Laurin there is a kitchen and a desire to make son, he spreads his expertise throughout great things happen. South Florida in the winter months. He even offers affordThere is something classy about having a personal chef. able cooking classes for anyone in search of that perfect bAnd according to Laurin, it costs much less to have an hour- chamel. And it wont cost you a pretty penne. ly-paid chef present a party than for a catering service to To learn more about Chef Laurin, visit Pines & Palms provide the same services. Personal Chef Service websites at www.highlandspersonI start with a food questionnaire, homing in on the special alchef.com and www.personalchefsarasota.com or call (941) dining needs of the client. My first visit/consultation is free. 544-5925.

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WNC Roofing of Cashiers


by Luke Osteen

ean Ross WNC Roofing of Cashiers was a natural development from his Aptcon Inc. general contracting company. Aptcon was continually being requested to do chimney waterproofing, re-roofs and roof repairs in the area, he explains. The demand continued to grow, so Aptcon developed a daughter company for the demand. WNC Roofing, LLC was born and www.wncroofing.com was purchased. The firm was developed in January of 2012 and has been fulltime since. In July of 2012, WNC Roofing applied for and was issued their unlimited General Contracting License. Many homeowners discover too late the sad fact that roofing contractors dont need a license in North Carolina. Thats why its so comforting to know that WNC Roofing is fully licensed. We use the industrys highest quality products and methods of installation, says Sean. A roof protects the building and its contents from the effects of weather. This is why you need a roof that really performs, and how it performs depends upon how well it keeps out the elements. We are highly experienced and offer unbeatable customer service and warranties. WNC Roofing offers new roofs, re-roofs, roof inspections, roof repairs, cedar shake, life pine, metal, slate, and asphalt. Its a certified cedar shake installer recognized by the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau that means they offer a lifetime warranty on all cedar shake roofs they install. Written roof inspections starting at $250 has been a real hit with the local realtors, Sean says. Showing up on time and repairing/replacing roofs per specifications and backed by customer service is how WNC operates and were staying busy because it. For more information, stop by 286 Highway 107 South in Cashiers, call (828) 743-7920 or visit www.wncroofing.com.

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Hand Painted Fibers at Silver Threads and Golden Needles

irginia Murphy hand paints yarn. She takes the worlds finest yarns and hand dyes them the most beautiful colors. The new signature line of fine yarns by Silver Threads and Golden Needles includes solid colors in rich jewel tones and soft pastels but it also contains hand painted variegated types. Virginia mixes her own colors and pairs them to blend on the variegated skeins. One of the only yarn shops in the area that offers custom dyed yarns and certainly the only one that has their own in house signature line. Just a few of the fiber types youll find at Silver Threads and Golden Needles include: Angora, Alpaca, Bamboo, Buffalo, Cotton, Cashmere, Hemp, Llama, Linen, Mohair, Wool and Silk. Some from local farms, hand-dyers and spinners to the classic favorites from around the world. Virginia and shop co-owners Kristin Murphy McDougall and Amy Murphy offer classes in Knitting, Crocheting, Spinning and Weaving. All three ladies are extremely knowledgable and willing to teach those new to fiber arts and those with years experience. They pride themselves on their selection of fibers as well as their selection of patterns and ideas. This is not your grandmothers yarn shop, it is young fresh and exciting. This Summer the shop was re-decorated offering an abundance of space for shopping and classes. Silver Threads and Golden Needles is located at 41 East Main Street in Franklin, North Carolina. They have a great website and offer those interested the opportunity to sign up for their newsletter each month. Online they can be found at www.silverthreadsyarn.com or for more information call (828) 369-0515 or follow them on facebook. Store hours are Monday Saturday 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. with Knit Nite on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. www.thelaurelmagazine.com | September 2012 | 127

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Oakleaf flower & garden Expands


by Luke Osteen

Kirk Moore and Don Fry

akleaf flower & garden owners Kirk Moore and Don Fry have earned a sterling reputation in Highlands for their exquisite selection of blossoms for every occasion, their flawless wedding designs, and their treasure-chest of a shop filled with gardening requisites, both whimsical and deeply traditional garden art, enchanting perennials and herbs, and garden-inspired antiques. And now, having established Oakleafs good name, Kirk and Don have opened a sister gallery in Cashiers. This new shop, located at 113 uS 64 east (in Chestnut Square), boasts all of the hallmarks of the Highlands original with one very big difference lots more antiques. Its a much bigger space than Highlands, so we decided to fill in all that extra room with antiques, and more antiques, explains Kirk. Naturally, we have plenty of garden art and the same selection of flowers and plants. And theres one more thing that the new Cashiers location shares with its Highlands flagship Kirk and Dons deep pool of knowledge, honed by 22 years in the world of gardens, flowers and entertaining. That knowledge is just part of the warm customer service thats lavished upon visitors to both stores. Its a natural extension of the friendly demeanors of Kirk and Tim and its won them a loyal customer base in Highlands and Cashiers. For more information, call (828) 526-8000 or visit either location.

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Cullasaja Club Celebrates 25 Years

by Wiley Sloan

ome of you have never known the Highlands-Cashiers area without the Cullasaja Club, which was established by Arvida back in the late 80s. It is hard to believe that it was just a mere 25 years ago. At more than 4,200 foot elevation, the Cullasaja Club is situated on the Cashiers highway equidistant between Highlands and Cashiers. The communitys eye-catching entrance beckons everyone with beautiful seasonal flowers and stacked stone walls. The folks who call the Cullasaja Club home must feel a sense of pride knowing how they and their neighbors add to the Highlands-Cashiers community. Cullasaja became a private, member-owned Club in 2000. Today, membership is by invitation only and is capped at 330. These guidelines guard the serene environment and create an ideal golf, tennis and fitness club. If I were creating a marketing brochure for Cullasaja Club, I might include the following info: members enjoy a premier 18-hole golf course, an exceptional driving range and practice facility, a state-of-the-art fitness center, six tennis courts, and an expansive heated swimming pool. Nature lovers will love the on-site yacht Club for canoeing, kayaking and bass and trout fishing along Lake Ravenel. Let the hikers trek the acres of walkways along forests and streams. With a myriad of dining venues, everyone can find something that fits their need. The Dining Room, the Terrace, the Pavilion, the Grill and the Lounge -- all offering elegant, yet casual, mountain ambiance. Residents of Cullasaja Club are able to enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and feel the cool mountain breezes rustle in the decade-old trees as they listen to the soothing sounds of flowing rivers and waterfalls as they flow into beautiful Lake Ravenel. Cullasaja Club is the perfect spot to relax and rejuvenate-away from the rush and the stress of modern life. With more than 685 secluded acres, the 288 homes enjoy a private setting with just the right mix of quiet solitude while being in a friendly neighborhood. In this mesmerizing setting it would be easy to sit back and relax and do nothing but play golf or croquet, challenge your friends to a game of tennis or bridge. But that is not what happens. Residents of the Cullasaja Club are active in our community, serving our churches, non-profit organizations and civic clubs and more. The Cullasaja Womens Outreach works diligently to raise $426,000 to help the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital and many of our areas non-profits by providing much needed funds. yes, each of us who call the Highlands-Cashiers area home is truly blessed. But the folks who enjoy the many amenities of the Cullasaja Club are especially blessed. Its a wonderful place to live. Warm inviting neighbors in a pristine setting. Its simply the perfect life and the lifestyle you deserve to enjoy! www.thelaurelmagazine.com | September 2012 | 129

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