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Celebrating 10 Years

2002 - 2012

October 2012


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Highlands Culinary Weekend

Friday, November 9th
Lambert Bridge, Flavor Spectrum with Andy Wilcox Lambert Bridge wine and food tasting brought to the nth degree

Saturday, November 10th

Silver Oak Cellars & Twomey Wine Dinner Life is a Cabernet! Join us for a night of culinary memories.
Limited Seating, Reservations Required for Both Events

Bistro opens 4 p.m. Dining at 5:30 p.m. 474 Main Street

Highlands, NC

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Publishers Note

risk mornings, rich colors and a crackling fires scent floating on the air. October in the mountains. Its Natures prime time, showing off a seasons worth of growth and change with a spectacular finale. Now that you have your Laurel in hand, grab a sweater and a cup of something warm and enjoy it all. Thank you for10 years of continued support! Janet and Marjorie

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14 Quail Run Antique Show 16 Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival 20 Robert Tino 22 Highlands Arts and Crafts Show 23 Annual Fall Festival 24 Pour le Pink 25 Highlands Halloween 26 Relay for Life 28 The Food Pantry 30 Fishes and Loaves 32 First Presbyterian Church 36 Chocolate Fantasy 40 Apple Festival 41 Cub Scout Bingo 42 Village Bliss 43 Donkey Basketball 44 Area Calendar

50 Cover Artist Tom Roddy 52 Highlands Through the Seasons 54 The Bascom News 56 Annell Metzker 60 Hal Phillips 62 Nashville Bluegrass 64 Fall Colors Art Show 66 Frank Sinatra 68 Red October

72 Culinary Weekend 74 Ristorante Paoletti 76 Pancake Breakfast 78 Halloween at On the Verandah 80 Dominicks Restaurant 82 Bellas Cafe 84 Dining Guide



18 Highlands Map 34 Cashiers Map

90 Highlands History 91 Cashiers History

Volume Eleven Issue Nine 828-526-0173 email: P.O. Box 565 Highlands, North Carolina 28741
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Janet Cummings, Managing Partner


Marjorie Fielding, Managing Partner


(828) 371-2689

(828) 371-2764

94 The Crown Jewel 96 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 97 Municipal Bonds 98 Ladies and Ladybugs 100 Why Adjustments? 101 Steamboating is Back 102 Body Mind Connect 103 Try a Luxury Line

112 Friends For Life 113 Carpe Diem Farms 114 Highlands Rotary Club 115 Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust 116 Highlands Historical Society 117 Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society 118 Highlands Literacy Council 119 Valley Garden Club 120 Highlands Nature Center 121 The Gathering Table 122 Center for Life Enrichment

Michelle Munger, Art Director (828) 342-3551

Luke Osteen, Writer



Wiley Sloan, Writer Donna Rhodes, Writer


124 TA Anderson 126 Lucas Patton Design 130 The Casserole Kitchen 131 Rock Creek Club 132 Highlands Fine Art 134 Sashay Around 136 Fletcher and Lee 137 Cosper Flowers 138 The Book Nook

18 Highlands Map 34 Cashiers Map 44 Area Calendar 84 Dining Guide 108 Service Directory 140 Advertisers Index


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. | October 2012 | 13


Quail Run Antiques Show

by Luke Osteen

he Second The Spring Show Annual NYC having also Quail Run exhibited the Antiques Show past two years. will be held OcMcCoy estabtober 18th-20th, lished her own at two Cashiers business in late locations this 1990. She beyear -- High gan amassing Hampton Inn an extensive and Mitten Lane. library as part This event of her unceaswill feature ing pursuit of more speakers, knowledge. book signings, More imporand more than tantly she took The Second Annual Quail Run Antiques Show will be held October 18th-20th. 20 carefullyon high-end, screened vendesign jobs dors. Patrons will find local, national and in- which included privately procuring fine anternational dealers offering a wide range of tiques and art for select clients. She was English, American and Continental furniture retained by her clients to work side by side and decorative arts. with architects and landscape designers on The centerpiece of the event will be an- several projects to furnish an enormous vatiques expert Mary Helen McCoy, wholl riety of architectural and garden elements. speak at a luncheon slated for 11:00 a.m. During the period between 1990 and 1997 to 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 19th, at the she bought and sold by appointment or Chatooga Club. consignment bringing to this country wonMcCoy has earned a national reputation derful examples of the finest eighteenth for fine and unusual, period, 17th-19th cen- century French furnishings. tury, French furniture and decorative arts The Cashiers Historical Society is one of with an emphasis on the finest period, 18th the top civic organizations in Western North century French furniture. Her Mary Helen Carolina. The group not only owns and opMcCoy Fine Antiques is located in Charles- erates the Zachary-Tolbert House Museum, ton, South Carolina, where she sells privately. which is special for its rural vernacular Mary Helen McCoy Fine Antiques has exhib- Greek Revival architecture and large colited in prominent, national and international lection of plain-style furniture, but also acfine art and antiques fairs including The Inter- tively works to save the historic resources national Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show of Cashiers and maintain the villages sense and the Connoisseurs Antiques Fair in New of place. York City, Palm Beach | Americas InternaTickets to the show are $12, good for all 3 tional Fine Art and Antiques Fair in West Palm days. Proceeds from the Quail Run Antiques Beach, Fla. Currently as a seven year member Show benefit the Cashiers Historical Sociof the board of The Art and Antique Dealers ety. For more information about the show League of America based in New York she and tickets to the luncheon, contact Cahelped launch and actively participates with shiers Historical Society at (828) 743-7710.

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Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival

he Greatrevered groups er Cain music hisshiers tory. Combining Area Merthe best of folk chants Associmusic and rock ation (GCAMA) and roll, with a is preparing for touch of country The Cashiers thrown in, they Valley Leaf Fesgave us such hits tival, Friday as Do You Bethrough Sunlieve in Magic, day, October D a y d r e a m , 5th through You Didnt Have 7th in Downto be So Nice, town Cashiers. Nashville Cats The annual art, and Summer The Lovin Spoonful will perform at the Sapphire Valley Resort craft and enterin the City. In concert on Friday evening, October 5th. tainment festi2006, the band val is expected was inducted to bring an esinto the Rock timated 5,000 plus visitors to the Cashiers and Roll Hall of Fame. The current line-up area. GCAMA organizers have added a new features founding members, Steve Boone venue this year, The Lovin Spoonful in con- and Joe Butler. Gates for the concert open cert on the Slopes of Sapphire Valley Resort, at 5:00 p.m. Opening acts include local Friday, October 5th. GCAMAs Leaf Festival band the Jackson Taylor Band and Atlanta co-chairs Jodi Moore and Pat Grady believe based sister quartet, von Grey. Tickets can the show will draw additional visitors for be purchased in advance at area retailers the festival weekend. including Midnight Farms, Victorias Closet, Now in its fourth year, The Cashiers Valley Rusticks, Signal Ridge Marina, Cruise PlanLeaf Festival reaches into three area villages ners/Pro Management NC, Sapphire Valley - Cashiers, Glenville and Sapphire. The cen- Resort Community Center, Bear Paw Deter of activity is the Cashiers Village Green signs, Bucks, Landmark Realty Group and and Commons located at the Cashiers Cross- Cashiers Electrical Supply. General Admisroads. A juried fine art and craft show is the sion tickets are $25. VIP tickets are $50 backbone of the festival, complemented and include valet parking, and a Meet and by local businesses, exhibits, food vendors Greet with the band and complimentary and two stages of entertainment featuring wine and hors deouvres prior to the show. regional singer/songwriters. Admission to Tickets may also be purchased on line at the festival is free. GCAMA was founded in 2009 to further Glenville Village will present local crafters, pontoon cruises along Lake Genvilles the commercial interests of Cashiers area shoreline and a Saturday morning pancake merchants and businesses. The Cashiers breakfast and wagon ride farm tour. Sap- Valley Leaf Festival is one of their premier phire Valley Resort presents the Festivals events created to enhance the local econoBig Cup Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oc- my. Other initiatives include Groovin on the tober 6th and has expanded their participa- Green, Cashiers Designer Showhouse Shoption by providing the Slopes venue for the pes and Christmas in Cashiers Valley. For more information on the Leaf Festival, the Lovin Spoonful concert on Friday evening. The Lovin Spoonful burst onto the 60s Lovin Spoonful Concert and GCAMA, please music scene to become one of the most call (828) 743-5858 or (828) 482-2525.

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ACCOMMODATIONS 4-1/2 Street Inn .................... Colonial Pines Inn ................. Inn at Half Mile Farm ........... Whiteside Cove Cottages ..... Mountain Brook Suites......... Mountain Laurel Rest ...........

Meadows Mtn. Realty ........... White Oak Realty ..................

East and West ........................ Hen House ............................. High Cotton ...........................

RESTAURANT Lakeside Restaurant ............. Paolettis .................................. Pescados ................................ Rosewood Market .................

Martha Annes ....................... Peak Experience ................... Scudders ................................ The Summer House .............. Whole Life Market ................ Highlands Fine Art .............. Highland Hiker...................... Mirror Lake Antiques ...........

ARTS Laurel Magazine.................... Mill Creek Gallery & Framing . Museum of American Cut Glass ...................................... The Bascom ..........................

Wild Thyme Gourmet........... Wolfgangs Restaurant & Wine Bistro ............................

RETAIL Alyxandras ........................... Bear Mountain Outfitters .....

SERVICES Creative Concepts Salon....... Highlands Visitors Center.... Warth Construction .............. Aery Chiropractic & Acupuncture ......................... High Country Photo ............

REAL ESTATE Country Club Properties ...... John Cleaveland Realty......... Sundrops on Caney Fork......

Cabin Casuals ........................ Drakes Diamond Gallery ... Dry Sink ................................. Dutchmans Designs.............

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Robert Tino at Greenleaf Gallery

obert A. Tino will be painting at Greenleaf Gallery in Highlands on Saturday, October 20th. Greenleaf Gallery is located at 381 Main Street.

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The Highlands Map

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Highlands 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 products. 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. 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 freshly baked 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 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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Cashiers Valley Preschool Annual Fall Fest

by Luke Osteen
Cashiers Valley Preschool will host its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 20th, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

his 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 a valuable community resource thats a lifeline to busy young families. It provides early learning in a safe, cheerful environment, led by trained childcare specialists. 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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Second Annual Pour le Pink

Contributed by Callie Calloway

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

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A Highlands Halloween
by Wiley Sloan

ince 1991 Highlands has been celebrating Halloween in a positive way. Downtown Trick or Treat sponsored by the Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center provides a night to remember. Whether you have children and grandchildren who are hankering for a shopping bag full of treats or you are of the vintage variety who just enjoys watching people, the Highlands Halloween celebration is the place for you. This is a night where local merchants, civic groups, even some of the local churches, join together for a fun-filled evening. Some of our friends delay returning to their winter residence just to enjoy Halloween in Highlands. Wednesday night, October 31st, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the downtown shopping district of Highlands will be transformed into a scene from a Hollywood movie. Youll be amazed at the supremely-creative costumes that some of your Highlands neighbors will don. Shop owners enjoy this special time of year when all of us in the Highlands community gather together to provide a worry-free environment for all of the children to celebrate Trick or Treat. Watching the parade of costumes on Main and Fourth Streets is just as mesmerizing as watching the stars of Hollywood walk the Red Carpet. Children of all sizes are transformed to their favorite character. Lions and tigers, ballerinas and princesses, knights, heroes from recent movies, join age

old favorites like Spider-Man, heroes from Star Wars - you name it and you may see it during a Highlands Halloween. Some of your neighbors get a five star rating for their costumes, too. Witches galore dot the landscape along with political figures, ghouls and goblins. Elvis may return for the evening along with the Great Pumpkin. Our furry companions get into the action too. Youll be amazed at the costumes you see. Stop by the Chambers food booth manned by the Highlands Mountain Top Rotary Club to enjoy a hot dog and your favorite beverage. Travel back up the street toward the newly-renovated Town Square to enjoy the music of Mike Murphy. Along the way youll have the opportunity to gather a tummy-aching trove of chocolate, caramel and other tooth-decaying goodies. Growing up in a small town in Tennessee, I fondly remember the Halloween carnival at my grade school. Various classes worked for days and weeks to see who could create the best Halloween-related environment. The fifth grades House of Horrors was home to ghosts and goblins replete with creaking doors, witches and goblins. We shrieked as Dracula rose from his coffin in the eerie green light of the swamp. There was apple bobbing, a sponge toss, popcorn and candy apples and so much more. The whole community came together to create a fun evening for the area youngsters, much like Highlands does today. | October 2012 | 27


A Successful Relay for Life

Contributed by Ellen Bauman
Highlands Relay For Lifes bottom line proves it was a Big Night in a Little Town

e would like to thank the residents of Highlands for their generosity and support. Over 500 people attended the night of Relay which helped us Turn up the Heat on Cancer. Our grand total so far is over $105,000! Our goal was $100,000. This outstanding show of support proves that the people of Highlands stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the American Cancer Society to achieve its mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back. We were honored to be joined by 75 survivors who walked the opening Survivors Lap, officially kicking off this years event. These survivors are the reason we continue the fight. Their participation inspires hope in those currently battling cancer. A special thanks to the many Relay For Life volunteers who worked to make this event a success celebrating the lives of those who have battled cancer, remembering loved ones lost, and pledging to fight back against the disease.

Many thanks to our planning committee headed up by Mike Murphy and Debbie Grossman and our 22 teams and their hard working captains who did an outstanding job of putting the event together. We had over 30 people join ACS Cancer Action Network. ACS CAN is the nations leading cancer advocacy organization that is working everyday to make cancer issues a national priority. Please visit for more information. We also appreciate the generosity of this years corporate sponsors. Relay For Life would not be possible without them. Our corporate sponsors donated over $30,000 in funds and in kind donations. We look forward to another great Relay season in Highlands in 2013 and are excited about working with the community on this truly grassroots effort to help end cancer. You may get involved with Relay For Life at any time of year by going to our web site for more information.

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The Food Pantrys Empty Bowls

Contributed by Faviola Olvera

s part of the of the Empty Bowls event, guests are invited to come and share a bowl of soup and bread at the Highlands Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 21st, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. or as long as the bowls last. The Empty Bowls Project is an international effort to fight hunger. Guests are asked to keep a handcrafted bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Food Pantry of Highlands, a collaborative project between The International Friendship Center and the Highlands United Methodist Church and Fish and Loaves Food Pantry in Cashiers. Local and regional artists hand crafted five hundred bowls at The Bascom-A Center for the Visual Arts especially for the event. Cost is $20 per bowl. Children eat free, but will not be provided a keepsake bowl unless purchased. Bowl tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Please contact the International Friendship Center for more information, (828) 526-0890 x 252.

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Fishes and Loaves Empty Bowls

Contributed by Kelly Donaldson

n Sunday, Oct. 21st, bowls for the event this year. the Fishes and Loaves The bowls will be filled with Food Pantry in Casoup and bread donated by shiers will hold its second anlocal restaurants. nual Empty Bowls fundraiser The cost for the bowl is from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. $20 and diners will be able to at the Zachary-Tolbert House keep the bowl as a memento. in Cashiers. While at the Zachary-Tolbert The Empty Bowls Project is House, patrons can enjoy an international movement tours of the historic structure built upon a single idea: Potas well. ters and other craftspeople, All proceeds will go to the educators and others work Fishes and Loaves Food Panwith the community to create try in Cashiers. A similar event handcrafted bowls. Guests will be held at the First PresAbove are some of the bowls at last years Empy Bowls are invited to a simple meal byterian Church in Highlands fundraiser for the Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry in Cashiers. of soup and bread. In exto benefit the The Food PanPhoto by Irv Welling change for a cash donation, try in Highlands. For anyone guests are asked to keep a who cannot attend, tickets bowl as a reminder of all the and bowls can be purchased empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to prior to the event at the Cashiers Historical Society. For an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity. more information, call Carole Stork at (828) 743-3222 or eThe Bascom will be hosting potters to throw 1,000 mail her at

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Music Stirs the Soul

by Wiley Sloan
A vibrant music program brings the sound of the mountains to Highlands First Presbyterian Church, Sunday, October 7th. For more information, call (828) 526-3175.

eople who have followed the music of the Highlands First Presbyterian Church over the past several years realize that the church enjoys a wide variety of musical styles. In addition to the regular performances of the Chancel Choir and organist/pianist Angie Jenkins, the church hosts a variety of guest musicians. Sure, you hear the old time favorite gospel songs, but you also hear music of many different genres. Throughout the summer the Church hosts Musical Interludes for all of us in the community. They feature musicians from throughout the area including musicians from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. On Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd, the sanctuary of the Church was filled with the music of nationally-renowned musical Renaissance man Randall Atcheson. A child prodigy on both piano and organ, Atcheson has performed numerous times at Carnegie Hall and throughout the world. Atcheson thrilled the audience with music that included Scriabin, Bach, Chopin, Liszt plus old-time gospel and patriotic music. His Steinway piano reverberated as Atcheson wowed the audience with his expertise. On October 7th, First Presbyterian will host nationally-

known Curtis Blackwell & The Dixie Bluegrass Boys. Curtis is a former member of the legendary Bill Monroes Bluegrass Boys who made the Orange Blossom Special known to households throughout the south. He has been honored at the International Bluegrass Museum in Owensboro, Kentucky. Bluegrass music has filled the hills of North Carolina as amateurs and professionals have played banjos, guitars, fiddles and mandolins. Blackwell and his band are just one of several Bluegrass bands who have been a part of Highlands First Presbyterian Churchs worship services over the past several months. Members of the church started talking a year or more ago about incorporating various types of music into their worship services. Some specifically requested Bluegrass music. To fulfill this request, the Music Department invited Bluegrass bands such as Chatham County Line and the Mountain Faith Bluegrass Group to perform. People couldnt sit still as they enjoyed the music of the Foxfire Boys of Dillard, Georgia. Come join the worship service of First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 7th, for Bluegrass Sunday. The Church is located at 471 Main Street. For more information, call (828) 526-3175.

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Mtn. LaureL ShoppeS

Dining Shopping Accommodations

Slabtown Road off Hwy. 107 N. Cashiers, NC

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AccommodAtions High Hampton inn & country club the mountain Laurel inn Arts Blue Valley Gallery cashiers Hillside Artists chivaree southern Art and design mountain mist Gallery reAL estAte Betsy Paul Properties Landmark realty Group silver creek real estate Group restAurAnts Boars Head deli cafe 107 crossroads Grill/Village scoop Hunts Brothers Pizza sapphire Brewery & Pub the Bodacious Bear Pub the Zookeeper Bistro retAiL Bears den Bird Barn and Gift emporium Blue ridge Bedding/ carolina rustic Furniture Bounds cave Brookings cashiers Village Anglers Bumpkins cashiers customs catbird seat cJ Brownhouse consignment market corner store dovetail Antiques Fiddlehead designs GGs consignments *etc


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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A Chocolate Fantasy
Contributed by Betty Bandy
The Scaly Mountain Womens Clubs irresistible Chocolate Booth means sweet benefits for the entire community.

he Scaly Mountain Womens club has the answer to your craving for chocolate. Find the Chocolate Fantasy booth at the Highlands Craft Show, held every fall at the Highlands Recreation Center. This year the Craft Show will be held on October 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The women from Scaly Mountain are known for their cooking and are able to use their cooking skills to raise money for their scholarships and other local charities. The Chocolate Fantasy booth has been a huge success since it started in 2001. The first year it was discovered that each member had to do lots more baking in order to have enough to last the entire day. Upon arriving at the Craft Show, you can easily identify the Scaly Mountain Womens Club Chocolate Fantasy booth. It attracts a lot of attention because the goodies are so beautifully displayed and because of the divine smell of the chocolate. All the members look sharp wearing identical aprons. The booth looks like something out of a magazine with the chocolate wrapped in cellophane and tied with ribbons If the delicious chocolate does not give you enough reason to come to the free Craft Show, you will want to hear about the amazing financial help that is being provided by the money being raised. Every penny of the proceeds goes to help the community. The Scaly Mountain Womens Club has contributed $200,000 to the community with over $100,000 helping one hundred students during the last 22 years. During these tough times, the help with school expenses is very much appreciated. The members have also created another cookbook, Second Helping a sequel to the popular It Just Tastes Better in the Mountains which sold out after two printings. The new cookbook, aprons and dishtowels will also be sold in the Chocolate Fantasy booth. Come to the Chocolate Fantasy booth at the Highlands Craft Fair on October 13th and buy lots of chocolate. You will be glad you did, and the members will be so grateful for your help. Contact Chairman Nancy Aldridge, with any questions you may have. Also check out the website:

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Second Annual Apple Festival

dd some extra-delicious shades While festival-goers are enjoying the of red to a visit for fall leaf season blazing reds, oranges and golds of the fall in the North Carolina Mountains. foliage and the apples, they will also be Celebrate the Fuji, Gala, Pink Lady, Honey able to peruse colorful artworks. QuiltCrisp, McIntosh and even more varieties maker Ashley Jones will be displaying of apples at High Hampton Inns Second not only quilts, but tote bags, aprons, Annual Apple Festival on October 7th. table runners, and more items for sale at This free, day-long event, which is open her booth. Steve Hunter of Aria Woodto the public, is a salute to falls favorite turnings, a seventh-generation native of fruit with a bounty of apple delicacies, Transylvania County, North Carolina, will live music, and artistic crafts. The fun will be featuring hand-carved bowls, candletake place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. sticks and boxes made of domestically Last years festival was such a success, grown wood. To add to the festival that we are making it a yearly event, in atmosphere, North Carolina bluegrass keeping with our commitment to tradimusic will be playing toe-tapping tunes tion and nature-driven activities, said throughout the day. Clifford Meads, General Manager of High Visitors who plan to stay for the Hampton Inn. Fall is also the ideal time weekend can also enjoy all of the amazHigh Hampton Inns Apple Festival celebrates to visit High Hampton because the proping amenities of the High Hampton Inn. the sweetest part of the Blue Ridge erty is graced with stunning foliage, and They can take in the fresh mountain air Mountains heritage, Sunday, October 7th. the cool temperatures are perfect for enduring a hike along more than 15 miles joying all the outdoor amenities we offer. of on-property trails, including ChimThe High Hampton Apple Festival will celebrate the apple ney Top Mountain and Rock Mountain; play a round of golf with a variety of tasty products provided by Creasman Farms or tennis, or spend a peaceful afternoon fishing or boating and Beehive Orchards, growers from the Hendersonville, NC on Hampton Lake. For those seeking a day of pampering, the area. Each will have a booth to showcase their apples and apple Hampton Health Club & Spa features a variety of total body products, and guests will be able to sample the different variet- relaxation and de-stressing treatments. ies each grower produces. The festival will feature homemade For additional information about the Apple Festival or to reapple cider, apple ice cream, apple cakes and muffing, and other serve a room for the weekend, please contact High Hampton treats prepared by High Hampton Inn Chef Sean Ruddy, as well Inn at (800) 334-2551 or visit Rates start at $130 per person, double occupancy. as the growers.

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Cub Scout Bingo at Community Building

by Wiley Sloan

your support of the ingo enthusiScouts by making a doasts are cleannation and sponsoring a ing their green table. A one-page ad is eye shades and dustonly $50; half-page ads ing off their hearing $25. Make your checks aids. Their lucky payable to Highlands cards are waiting Rotary Club. Call Jodie for Cub Scout Bingo Cook at (828) 526-2742 on Thursday, Octoto buy an ad. ber 4th. Games start Youll have a second at 6:30 p.m. at the chance to hone your Highlands Communibingo skills with the ty Building next door Theres always room at the table for bingo fanatics. Highlands Schools Fall to the ballpark on the Fling PTO Bingo on OcCashiers Highway. tober 20th. Bring all Even if you say, I never win anything, dont despair. They always include your friends and come to Highlands School on Saturday, at least one game of The Biggest Loser for folks like you. October 20th, at 6:30 p.m. All funds raised will go to underThe last person to have a space on their card covered wins write the many programs that the Parents Teachers Organia prize. So even you can win. Plus for a mere $15 for the zation sponsors throughout the year. Yes, they will accept whole night (one card, 15 games), youll have an entertain- sponsorships too. ing evening while supporting the Cub Scouts of the area. Half of the bingo money goes to the non-profit agency The Highlands Cub Scout Troop helps young men learn all of the evening and the other half will go to lucky winners. types of skills that benefit them throughout their lifetime. Game number 15 gives you the chance to win some seriShould your luck change and you win a prize, you can do- ous money. Laugh a lot, share with friends and support the Scouts and the PTO at Highlands School. Two nights -- nunate your winning back to the Scouts. If you want to do even more, you can be a Table Spon- merous chances to win. Its always a great way to have fun. sor. Open to business owners and individuals, you can show See you there. | October 2012 | 45


Vintage Marketplace Benefits Gilliams Promise

by Wiley Sloan
Highlands Vintage Marketplace will showcase a rich assortment of treasures from days gone by, Saturday, October 27th, at the Community Building.

n October 27th, come explore the Vintage Marketplace - a treasure trove of vintage furniture, books, eclectic collectibles, linens, toys, garden art, repurposed items and unique finds. Youll find eye-catching items perfect for updating your homes plus great Christmas and birthday gifts. While youre enjoying shopping, youre helping the young people who are a part of Gilliams Promise -- a drug and alcohol prevention program for local teens. Twenty percent of all sales will go to the programs of Gilliams Promise.

Perhaps youve seen Storage Wars or similar programs on HGTV. The folks on these shows are amateurs when compared to our own Amanda Crowe and Tamara Bronaugh. These two women have that special eye for seeing the potential in items that others would discard. The Vintage Marketplace will be staged at the Highlands Community Building, located on the Cashiers Highway (US Hwy 64) next to the Town Ballfield from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday October 27th. Call (828) 482-2029 for more info.

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Buckeye Donkey Basketball

Some will ride to glory, some will make, er, donkeys of themselves its Donkey Basketball, set for October 27th at the Highlands Recreation Center.

ighlands School Class of 2015 will host a fundraiser featuring Buckeye Donkey Basketball on Saturday, October 27th, at the Highlands Recreation Center. Never heard of Donkey Basketball? It has been a popular fundraising event in small town America since the depression. Team members ride real, live donkeys and play basketball while raising money for their organization. Buckeye Donkey Ball is a family-owned company that has been up and running since 1934. Every year they provide hundreds of schools and organizations with family friendly entertainment and fundraisers. Humane treatment of the animals is always their first consideration. A dinner will start at 5:00 p.m. with concessions available throughout the night. Game time is 6:30 p.m. with two preliminary games, followed by a final championship game.

The featured teams are Highlands School Alumni captained by Jeremy Dooley, Highlands School Staff captained by Brett Lamb, Highlands Rotary Club captained by Paul Christy, and the Highlands Volunteer Fire Department team captained by John Crowe. Class sponsors are also sponsoring a Donkey Doo Competition. Whoever collects the most donations in their bucket gets a golden shovel and the title of donkey pooper scooper for the night. Sponsors are Brett Lamb, Chris Green, Ryan Potts and Gina Billingsley. There will also be $1.00 Donkey rides during halftime of each game, as well as a 50/50 Raffle. Come out and enjoy all the excitement. For more information, contact Marjorie Crowe at (828) 342-9475.

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Mark Your Calendar

Exhibits on display at The Bascom: American Craft Today through December 29; Members Challenge: Couples through October 14; Art Rosenbaums Voices and Margo Rosenbaums Visions through November 10; Alex Matisses Ometto through October 21, (828) 526-4949. Linda Richards Furs Trunk Show through October, Francie Hargrove, (828) 743-9700. Lauren LaChance Botanicals Trunk Show, October 4-9, Acorns (828) 787-1887. Cub Scout Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 4, Highlands Community Building. Jude Frances Jewelry Trunk Show, October 5-7, Acorns (828) 787-1887. Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival, October 5-7, Cashiers Village Green and Commons, as well as Glenville and Sapphire, GCAMA, (828) 743-5858 or (828) 482-2525. Lovin Spoonful in concert on the Slopes of Sapphire Valley Resort, 5 p.m., Friday, October 5, as part of Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival, (828) 743-7663. An Intimate Evening with Frank Sinatra featuring Gabe Russo, October 5-14, Highlands Playhouse, (828) 526-2695. Second Annual Pour le Pink, 3.1-mile Walk/Run to fight breast cancer, Saturday, October 6, Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, (828) 526-1313. Big Cup Golf Tournament, Saturday, October 6, Sapphire Valley Resort, part of the Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival, (828) 743-5858 or (828) 482-2525. Carpe Diem Farms Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, October 6, featuring John Michael Montgomery live in concert on the lawn and again for the Tux, Tails and Blue Jeans Ball. Call (828) 526-5700 for tickets. Wine Tasting, 2-4 p.m., Saturdays, October 6 and 13, Dustys, (828) 526-2762. Highlands Nature Centers Fall Leaf Colors, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 6. Advanced registration requested; please call (828) 526-2623. Lucy Mitchell exhibit opens Saturday, October 6, reception with the artist 4-6 p.m., Chivaree Southern Art & Design, (828) 743-6195. Highlands First Presbyterian hosts Curtis Blackwell & The Dixie Bluegrass Boys during the worship service, Sunday, October 7, (828) 526-3175. Second Annual Apple Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, October 7, High Hampton Inn, (800) 334-2551. Essence of the Figure workshop with Donna Polseno, 10 a.m-4 p.m., October 8-12, The Bascom, (828) 526-4949. Jewelry Trunk Show, October 11-13, Vivace - Highlands, (828) 526-1880. Color Theory with Rosemary Stiefel, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., October 11-12, The Bascom, (828) 526-4949. Planet Clothing Trunk Show, October 12-14, Acorns (828) 787-1887. Highlands Womans Clubs Annual Arts and Craft Show, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, October 13, Highlands Civic Center. Chocolate Fantasy Booth by Scaly Mountain Womens Club, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, October 13, at Highlands Craft Show at Highlands Recreation Center. Georgia Mountain Jubilee, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, October 13, Clayton, Ga. Spooky Raku with Frank Vickery, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays, October 13, 20, 27, The Bascom, (828) 5264949. Cashiers Valley Garden Quilt Raffle, drawing Sunday, October 14. View and buy tickets at Sapphire Valley Craft Show, October 13-14, (828) 743-0829. Julie CollectionTrunk Show, October 17-24, Acorns (828) 787-1887. Cashiers Second Annual Quail Antiques Show, October 18-20, two locations: High Hampton Inn and Mitten Lane, ((828) 743-2393 or (918) 995-3168. Diamonds Are Waiting Event, October 19-21, Highlands Fine Art & Estate Jewelry, (828) 526-0656. Mary Helen McCoy, will speak at luncheon, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday, October 19, at the Chattooga Club, as part of the Second Annual Quail Antiques Show, (828) 743-2393 or (918) 995-3168. Fall Colors Art Show, 12- 6 p.m., Friday, October 19, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, October 20, Highlands Recreation Park, Art League of Highlands. Mephisto Trunk Show, Saturday, October 20, Highland Hiker Shoes, (828) 526-2511. Robert A. Tino will painting at Greenleaf Gallery in Highlands on Saturday. October 20, (828) 526-9333. Kristi Hyde Jewelry Trunk Show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, October 20, Chivaree Southern Art & Design, (828) 743-6195. Cashiers Valley Preschool Annual Fall Fest, 2-5 p.m., Saturday, October 20, (828) 743-4320. Red October exhibition, featuring Pat Calderone, Mase Lucas, and Julie Hilliard, opens Saturday, October 20, reception 5-9 Calderones Gallery, 3608 Highway 246 in Sky Valley, Ga. (706) 746-5540. Nasheville Bluegrass Band, 8 p.m., Saturday, October 20, Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center, (828) 526-9047. Food Pantrys Empty Bowls Project, 11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. or as long as the bowls last., Sunday, October 21, Highlands Presbyterian Church, presented by International Friendship Center, (828) 526-0890 x 252. Cashiers Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry second annual Empty Bowls fundraiser, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Zachary-Tolbert House. If you cannot attend, tickets and bowls can be purchased prior to the event at Cashiers Historical Society. For more information, call Carole Stork at (828) 743-3222. An Afternoon at the Opera with the Atlanta Opera, 3-5 p.m., Sunday, October 21, Performing Arts Center, fundraiser for Gilliams Promise, 828-526-9047. Half Mile Farm will host a European Wine Dinner, Friday, October 26, 828-526-8170. Pancake Breakfast, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 27, Scaly Mountain Womens Club, Ole Scaly School House. Highlands Vintage Marketplace, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., Saturday, October 27, Highlands Community Building, 20% percent of all sales to benefit Gilliams Promise, (828) 482-2029. Buckeye Donkey Basketball, 5 p.m., Saturday, October 27, Highlands Recreation Center, fundraiser for Highlands School Class of 2015, (828) 342-9475. Highlands Downtown Trick or Treat, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, October 31, Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. Betsy Paul Art Raffle benefitting Cashiers Glenville Volunteer Fire Department, drawing October 31, (828) 743-0880.


Weekly Events
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 Tom Roddy

by Donna Rhodes

aybe the reason Tom Roddy treats each day like opening night is that he has come to appreciate lifes fragility. He lost his father, his wife and a son to cancer. Now, he savors every minute he is granted, and that is reflected in the volume, content, spirit, and brilliant color of his art. Having dealt with such great loss, he finds comfort in angels and they have become a theme in his work. His spirituality spreads even further to his floral designs, which frequently adorn altars of local sanctuaries. Ive always enjoyed working with flowers. When I retired in Atlanta I moved to Highlands where I worked for a local florist for three years. That refined my arranging skills. I now grow my own flowers. This is the first time I have had a personal garden from which to pick. Roddy used to worry that he was spread too thin working in too many mediums. But as he grows older, he accepts, and even celebrates, his once-perceived flaw as now an asset. He dabbled in photography a while and was told by his teacher that he had an abstract eye; that is, the ability to bypass detail for the sake of color, form, shape, and crisp composition. This was after a phase of doing tiny, detailed realism in oils. That epiphany combined with all that life had thrown at him shifted him into a new, looser, bolder style, which remains his trademark today. 54 | October 2012 |

Roddy also enjoys working with repurposed materials, particularly rusty metals and distressed, textural surfaces. I like putting things together and creating art out of it all. I spend a lot of time at flea markets and thrift stores collecting objects for my stockpile. Now people just bring stuff to me and deposit it on my doorstep. For someone who readily admits he likes immediate gratification in his work, it is not surprising that he enjoys having several ideas going at once so he can glide from one to another. He says, I keep moving through these things that pop into my mind. For example, working on an angel commission, scouting out a perfect cabbage for a floral focal point, and photographing an idea for a 3-D composition might be all in a days work. Having lost so much, including a substantial part of his hearing, doesnt seem to dampen Roddys enthusiasm. He says, God compensated a hearing loss with wonderful eyesight. Looking at the trees, the moss, the lichens, the wildflowers, and the beauty of Gods creation is the fuel that stokes my fires every day. I have a feast for my eyes and I am loving it. He reminds us that all we have is right now, so turn up the lights and bring on the roses, baby. Every day is the real performance. You can see some of Roddys work at Chivaree Southern Art and Design in Cashiers, or you can contact him at:

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Highlands Through the Seasons

by Donna Rhodes

o s t peop l e buy a beautiful book to show off their coffee table. Now that Highlands photographer Cynthia Strain has published Highlands Through the Seasons, people are buying coffee tables to show off her book. Strain says, I have been thinking about publishing a book of Highlands area photos for years. And no wonder. In the three decades Strain has lived in Highlands she has taken tens of thousands of photographs. Suffice it to say, the girl is prolific. And she is deeply passionate about her work, though she might call it play. To top it off, her photographs arent just good, they are eye-popping beautiful, drenched in color, swathed in atmosphere, and sizzling with wow-factor. People have been bugging Strain to compile a book for a long time. She thought about it, but thats as far as it went. Then two years ago she got a dynamite new camera and that is what really sealed the deal. The quality of image was so stunning, she felt like her book was finally a reality. Sunsets, sunrises, wildlife, wildflowers, mountain vistas, Whiteside in profile, in rain and snow and seasonal shifts, churches, waterfalls, Chattoogas Iron Bridge, and all the things that personify Highlands vibrate on every page of this seasonal journey. And one book inspires another. Strain has ideas for more publications. She says, Its exciting. I have a feeling this will open doors and change my life. I am on a new adventure. This is a profoundly significant milestone for me.

But there is one more supremely satisfying thing about her book. She says, I am so happy to share this creation with the community of Highlands. It is a celebration of the town that I love. I did this because I love this place. And, in typical Strain style, not only is she capturing Highlands heart in digital imagery, she is giving a portion of the books proceeds to organizations that support the local conservation and environmental effort. Stay tuned for information about book signings, public appearances, and local availability. Call or visit Strain at Mill Creek Gallery and Framing, (828) 787-2021 or check out You will see why a favorite quote from Horace stokes her artistic fire: A picture is a poem without words. Now go out and buy a new coffee table. Highlands Through the Seasons is waiting!

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The Bascom News

ture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and woodcraft objects. Visit it in the Buntzl Gallery. The Bascom Members Challenge: Couples closes October 14th. The theme is pairings of things, salt and pepper, Jekyll and Hyde. The Members Challenge will also serve as a platform for selecting works to be included in the Healing Arts Project, in partnership with the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. Art Rosenbaums Voices and Margo Rosenbaums Visions now through November 10th in the Loft Gallery depicts rural Southern life with combinations of both real and imagined people, places and events. These works are on display in the permanent collection space in the Balcony at The Bascom. Alex Matisses Ometto now through October 21st adorn the Campus. Ometto is Italian for Little Man. Matisses ceramic pots have a figurative quality, unimposing and delightful additions to garden and landscape and may even serve as memorial markers. Dont miss delightful exhibitions by up-and-coming artists in the Eckerd Childrens Gallery. On October 21st attend the Empty Bowls Project. The Highlands event will take place at the Presbyterian Church and the Cashiers event will take place at the Zachary Tolbert House. The Bascoms Outreach program had an Empty Bowl-a-thon, in August. All bowls made during the workshop will be donated to local food pantries as part of the Empty Bowls Project, a grassroots movement to fight world hunger. Professional potters Pat Taylor, Ned Turnbull, Rob Withrow, Mike Lalone and Harry Souchon participated in this event. For more information about classes, exhibitions and other Bascom events, call (828) 526-4949 or visit www.

he season is winding down in tick-tock-tober, as we gain an hour and roll back our clocks. Why not dedicate that reclaimed hour to a worthwhile project at The Bascom: a class, a gallery tour, or a contribution to the Empty Bowls project? If a workshop intrigues you, consider The Essence of the Figure with Donna Polseno, Monday through Friday, October 8th through 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The human figure, especially the female form defines the aesthetic of western art. Learn simple hand building sculptural methods using coils, slabs, and press molds to create contours that reflect your own unique perspective of the feminine. Intermediate and advanced student tuition: $520 member/$555 non-member. Spooky Raku, an annual Bascom event, is hosted by Frank Vickery Saturdays, October 13th, 20th, 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Raku firing is Wednesday, October 31st. Tuition for beginning and intermediate levels is $245 member/$280 non-member. Color Theory with Rosemary Stiefel offered Thursday and Friday, October 11th and 12th, 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. is designed to make color your ally. If choosing and mixing colors has been a muddy proposition, let Rosemary show you simple steps to making primary, secondary and intermediate colors your new best friends. Tuition is beginning, intermediate, and advanced students is $150 for members/$185 for non-members. There are four exhibits currently on display, two of which close mid-October, so catch them before they are shipped to new destinations! American Craft Today remains on exhibit now through December 29th. Nearly 50 craftspeople participated in a wide range of mediums including fiber, furni-

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The Art of Annell Metsker

his is the third time that AnAnnell finds her creative muse nell Metsker has graciously in her home on Lake Glenville donated a painting to benwhere the peacefulness and enefit the Cashiers-Glenville Fire ergy of the mountains inspire her Department through the monthly paintings. Her portrait studio in art raffle held at Betsy Paul PropCharlotte, specializing in heirloom erties. Annells creation, given for portraits of children and families, the October Art Raffle, is a dehas been named Best of Charlotte lightful painting of a dog. Photographers for several years. Annell L. Metsker, known proHer art is exhibited at Blue Valfessionally as Annell, combines ley Gallery in Cashiers, www.anphotography and painting to, www.hackerstudiogallery. ate images that evoke the soul of com/Annell-L-Metsker.html and has her subjects and portray mood pride of place in many private colThe Betsy Paul art raffle for the Cashiers Glenville Volunteer Fire and emotion visually. Whether lections across the US. Contact Department, will be held on October 31st in the afternoon. For she is creating a portrait, landher at, (828) more information, call (828) 743-0880. 743-5784 or (877) 847-8281 for scape or figurative work of art more information. she is able to use the beauty and Viewers are invited to see each months raffle item on dismystery of light and shadow, and the rhythm of motion to captivate the viewers attention. She works intuitively with play from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday her subjects to reveal beauty and authenticity in her art. at Betsy Paul Properties, 870 Highway 64 West, Cashiers, Whether you are looking for a photographic portrait, or a North Carolina. Checks can also be mailed directly to the painting of your children, family, pets, or a favorite travel Cashiers-Glenville Fire Department, P.O. Box 713, Cashiers, image, Annell will create a work of art that captures their North Carolina, 28717. For more information contact Betsy true essence. Paul Properties, (828) 743-0880.

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Hal Phillips Entertains at Skyline Lodge

by Wiley Sloan

al Phillips enjoyed emulatarea, they clamored for swing ing everything that his faand ragtime tunes. Some of ther did. He would sit on the pianos he played were so the piano bench as his Dad pracworn that the ivory was totalticed his scales before his next ly gone, only wood remained. piano lesson. Hal had to wear gloves to play. Soon the music bug had bitHe traveled the world ten Hal too, and he began lesplaying in supper clubs from sons. He had a gift for music. Hal Florida to the Gold Coast, practiced steadily and continued Michigan and North Carohis musical training throughout lina. Like so many artists, Hal high school. His classical training was captured by the allure of evolved until in high school he the Western North Carolina formed a dance band combo. mountains. There was not a Hal always enjoyed the music high demand for piano playof Johnny Mercer and Duke Elers at that time. The few reslington. During the 1950s and taurants that had pianos had 1960s he expanded his reperolder upright models. Sometoire to include Erroll Garner, Chitimes he would cook in the co Hamilton, and Art Tatum. He morning and then play piano Hal Phillips magnificent musicianship, on display at fell hard for jazz singer-composer to entertain the guests in the Altitudes Restaurant at Skyline Lodge, is the product of a Mel Torme and the astonishing evening. He remembers fondlifetime of study and passion. vocal talents of Ella Fitzgerald. He ly of playing at the Rib Room loved the way that they improTavern at Sapphire Valley and vised. Hal learned to do that too. After high school, he con- the Tavern at High Hampton. tinued his education at Western Michigan University where Here in the mountains, the best pianos were in the churchhe earned his degree. es so it is no surprise that Hal soon found himself working as Hal soon headed to the West Coast with high ambitions a Minister of Music for a church or two. He found great solto break into show business. Despite hard work and knock- ace in taking his music ministry into the Atlanta Penitentiary ing on hundreds of doors, those dreams never quite mate- to minister to the refugees of the Cuban Mariel Boatlift. Hal rialized. Hal went into the service. While enjoying liberty at also worked with the Asheville Prison, which built a separate some of the big beer halls of Germany, he listened to the building for ministries including music. He found this work oompah bands and discovered that he could pick out the very rewarding. tunes as he listened to the bands. Hal has lived in Glenville for more than 25 years. This is his Upon returning home, Hal began teaching music in high eighth season playing piano at Altitudes Restaurant at Skyschool and giving private piano and voice lessons. His rep- line Lodge here in Highlands. Enjoy beautiful ballads, your ertoire of songs continued to expand adding hymns and favorite show tunes and hymns as you dine at Altitudes Respopular songs to his jazz. As he played the VFW Clubs of the taurant. Hal will thrill you with his musical talents.

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Nashville Bluegrass at PAC

Contributed by Mary Adair Leslie

he Highlands Performing Arts Center presents the nationally-acclaimed Nashville Bluegrass Band on Saturday, October 20th, at 8:00 p.m. With two Grammy Award-winning albums and two Entertainer of the Year honors from the International Bluegrass Music Association, four time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, the Nashville Bluegrass Band is no stranger to acclaim from critics and fans alike. The bands personnel are sought-after, first-call studio musicians, known for a superior level of creativity and a commitment to traditional music styles. Collectively and singularly, the members of NBB have virtually defined the modern bluegrass sound. NBB was initially formed to accompany Minnie Pearl and Vernon Oxford on a 1984 Grand Ole Opry package tour. NBB celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2004 with the release of its sixth Grammy-nominated album, Twenty Year Blues. As if on cue, in 2006 the Nashville Bluegrass Band was invited to the White House by President George W. Bush to entertain in honor of the visiting president of China, Hu Jintao. It was a very special honor for NBB as well 20 years earlier, NBB had been the first blue-

grass band ever to be permitted play in the Peoples Republic of China. NBB concerts have since spanned the globe. Throughout the years, NBB has toured and performed with both traditional and contemporary artists such as Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Lyle Lovett and Mary Chapin Carpenter, including a sold-out concert with the Fairfield Four at famed Carnegie Hall in New York City. The Band has recorded with Peter Rowan, Maura OConnell, Jerry Douglas, Bernadette Peters and Clint Black, appeared on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Bands Will The Circle Be Unbroken Vol. III and collaborated with Johnny Cash on the film soundtrack of Dead Man Walking. The biggest break of all came in 2002, when NBB lead singer Pat Enright became one of the voices of the Soggy Bottom Boys, the fictional old-time trio led onscreen by George Clooney in the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? The Nashville Bluegrass Band is presented by Ray McPhail. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling (828) 526-9047. Highlands Performing Arts Center is located at 507 Chestnut Street in Highlands.

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The Fall Colors Art Show

Contributed by Zach Claxton

one who enjoys admiring art, he Southeast is blessed or if you are simply looking for with many talented arta pleasant way to spend part ists. Perhaps it is because of your weekend, this show is of the magnificent scenery or for you. Some lucky attendees the weather, but the sub-region will randomly receive gift cerof Western North Carolina, the tificates toward the purchase Upstate of South Carolina and of artwork. On Saturday, there northeast Georgia produces will also be a childrens workmore than its share of very shop where young aspiring artgood art. Area residents and ists can create pieces to take visitors alike have a good selechome, and perhaps also take tion of remarkable work close home a free painting from one at hand. of the exhibiting artists. Twice a year the Art League Paintings of oil, acrylic and of Highlands assembles more watercolor will be on display, than fifty of the best artists Everyone gets into the spirit of the Fall Colors Show. as well as mixed media pieces, from this area and beyond to photographs, sculpture, handdisplay and offer for sale their inspired pieces. This year the Fall Colors Show will be a two- fashioned jewelry and wood turnings. All of the art at the day event, held indoors at the Recreation Park from noon to show is original. It is an excellent opportunity to view the 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 19th, and from 10:00 a.m. until work of some truly talented artists. So, while you are enjoy5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 20th. ing the colors of fall in the mountains, also make plans to Admission is free, and whether you are a collector, some- treat yourself to the Art Leagues Fall Colors Fine Art Show.

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An Evening with Frank Sinatra

by Luke Osteen

ighlands Playhouse closes out its exciting 2012 season with a surprise performance in October thats not a trick but most definitely a treat legendary crooner Gabe Russo will capture the sublime magic of Hobokens favorite son with An Intimate Evening with Frank Sinatra. Russo will be appearing October 5th through 14th. Born in the 1950s in Philadelphia, Gabe comes from a showbiz family. His aunt, Helen OConnell, sang with the Dorseys and his father was a saloon crooner of renown from Baltimore to New York. As a boy, he received vocal instruction from Stoddard
Gabe Russo as Frank Sinatra

Smith and made soloist in the St. Johns Cathedral Mens Choir. Gabe began singing, tuxedo and all, with his father and pianist Junie Price at the age of eight. They continued to occasionally perform together, into the 1980s, in night clubs all over the Northeast. Gabes background of youthful crooning, along with his years of acting and solo performing make him uniquely able to capture the ease and comfort on stage that typify the best of the crooners of bygone days. For information, tickets or to reserve the Playhouse, stop by the Box Office at 326 Oak Street or call (828) 526-2695.

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Red October
by Donna Rhodes hree awardwinning artists, Pat Calderone, Mase Lucas, and Julie Hilliard salute autumn in an exhibition entitled Red October. The opening reception is October 20th, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Work will be on display at Calderones Gallery, 3608 Highway 246 in Sky Valley, Georgia, next to Ed West Realty through Thanksgiving weekend. Red, the color of passion, joy, and lifes essence, provides the emotional palette that bonds the work of these exceptional women. Calderone says, This year many bold accomplishments have been achieved by each of us - as artists, as women, as friends. Pat Calderones images invite rich interpretation, each telling a story as entertaining and deep as the viewers imagination. Frequently mystical, at times poignant, occasionally whimsical, always stirring, her artistic vocabulary spans a vast universe of internal experience, which she expresses masterfully on canvas. Mase Lucas delights in representational forms: figures, landscapes, animals, particularly bears and equines for which she is best known. While that remains at her core, she also is exploring the abstract. She says, Ive always wanted to explore an inner vision that I felt could only be expressed in an abstract format. Difficult! By using the techniques of colorinto-color and layer-on-layer, I hope to evoke the hoped-for response. For me, the engaging process of abstract painting is itself a somewhat transcendental experience totally absorbing at once exhilarating and peaceful. Julie Hilliard finds something soul-satisfying about molding ordinary hunks of clay into something extraordinary, as evidenced in her sleek contemporary sculptural designs. Her style is strongly influenced by Nature and by iconic Asian vessels, ancient and modern. She says, I strive to create beautiful objects that are gifts from the earth. I prefer forms with simple clean lines that include negative space and eyecatching glazes. Success is measured when my works have movement, and the fire ignites them with vitality. Three exceptional women, three unique visions, three powerful directions woven together with a red autumn thread. Join Calderone, Lucas, and Hilliard October 20th for a visual feast guaranteed to satisfy.

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Sixth Annual Culinary Weekend

and the delectable cuisine of Highlands local chefs. Throughout the weekend, fill you itineraries with an array of activities, cooking demonstrations, tastings and dinners hosted by area 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. Its impressive to see the creativity that goes into Highlands Culinary Weekend. This event has evolved and continues to grow with each new season. Its truly a wonderful experience to see a community come together for this celebration of Highlands. We invite you to be a part of this grand affair. Event Name: Lambert Bridge, Flavor Spectrum with Andy Wilcox Event Description: Lambert Bridge wine and food tasting brought to the nth degree... Venue: Wolfgangs Restaurant & Wine Bistro (828) 526-3807 Time: 7:00 p.m. Price: $95 plus tax and gratuity Event Name: CADE/Plumjack Wine Dinner Event Description: Join ...on the Verandah as they host a wine dinner featuring the extraordinary, award winning wines of Napa Valleys, CADE and Plumjack. Venue: ...on the Verandah (828) 526-2338 Time: Call for details Price: Call for details Event Name: Viva la France Dinner Event Description: The Inn at Half Mile Farm is pleased to be partnering with Rosewood Market and Steve Pignatiello from Pignatiello Wine Importers. Extraordinary chefs from Rosewood Market will be preparing a fabulous multi-course French dinner; each course paired with one of the fine French wines, personally selected by sommelier, Steve Pignatiello. Venue: Inn at Half Mile Farm 1 (800) 946-6822 Time: Wine & Hors doeuvres at 6:30 p.m., with Vive la France dinner at 7:00 p.m. Price: $100 per person, plus tax & gratuity

all in Highlands has never looked better as we celebrate the Sixth Annual Highlands Culinary Weekend. This 4-day destination event, created by the Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, promises to be one of the highlights of the season. Join us as we embrace Highlands majestic mountain location, boundless activities, appealing accommodations, unique retail shops & extraordinary cuisine. The weekend gains momentum with the not to be missed Opening Night Celebration, Thursday, November 8th, held at the esteemed Highlands Country Clubhouse. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., enjoy great music, a variety of wine tasting tables,

The Opening Night Gala Celebration will once again be held at the esteemed Clubhouse of Highlands Country on Thursday, November 8th. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. sip, swirl and savor fine wines and craft beers while enjoying the delectable cuisines of Highlands local chefs. Enjoy live music and visual arts from local artists Virginia Parrot & Patty Calderone. This entire experience will be a chance to embrace culinary delight under one roof in the beautiful mountains of Highlands, North Carolina. Taste a must have wine? Mountain Fresh Grocery will be on hand at Opening Night to take your orders and arrange for delivery. Shuttle service will be provided from Highlands Recreation Park and Highlands Plaza to the Clubhouse at Highlands Country Club. Please utilize shuttle service for this event, as parking on site will be limited. 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at or by calling 1 (866) 526-5841.

Event Name: Farm Harvest Celebration and Barn Dance Event Description: Fling open the barn doors and step back in time for a kicked-up version of an old mountain barn danceOld Edwards Style. Its a full-on evening of authentic mountain culture with farm-fresh bounty prepared live and served harvest style. Sip craft beer and selected wines to whet your whistle for the lively band Back Porch Orchestra. Venue: The Farm at Old Edwards Inn (828) 787-2625 Time: 6:30 p.m. Price: $125 per person Event Name: Schug Soiree at Lakeside Restaurant Event Description: Join Lakeside Restaurant and Californias most celebrated winemakers, Schug Carneros Estate Winery with special guest, Axel Schug. Join us as we pair five courses of fabulous cuisine with the fine wines of Schug. Venue: Lakeside Restaurant (828) 526-9419 Time: 6:30 p.m. Price: $125 plus tax and gratuity Event Name: Craft 2 Table Event Description: Bringing you the absolute best and hard to find in American Craft beers with Food Native to that Region. Great Food, Great Beer, Unforgettable Experience! Venue: Rukas Table (828) 526-3636 Time: 6:30pm Price: $60 per person

Friday, November 9th Events:

Event Name: Eating and Drinking Tuscany Cooking Class Event Description: We will prepare iconic Tuscan food such as Crema Paradiso, White truffle omelet, Pinzinmonio and Crispelle alla Fiorentina and drink Chianti Classico and modern Sangiovese blends. Venue: Cyprus Open Kitchen (828) 526-4429 Time: 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Price: $100 per person

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Saturday, November 10th Events:
Event Name: MollyDooker Shake Up Part Two! Event Description: Lakeside Restaurant is thrilled to once again feature the Australian wines of Sarah & Sparky Marquis, Mollydooker! Join Chef Marty Rosenfield and the Lakeside staff as they present, The Mollydooker Shake. Enjoy a remarkable five-course dinner paired with Mollydooker wines that promise to Wow! Venue: Lakeside Restaurant (828) 526-9419 Time: 6:30 p.m. Price: $150 plus tax and gratuity Event Name: Silver Oak Cellars & Twomey Wine Dinner Life is a Cabernet! Event Description: We will be featuring Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars. Join us for a night of culinary memories and divine libations. It will be night to remember! Venue: Wolfgangs Restaurant & Wine Bistro (828) 526-3807 Time: 7:00 p.m. Champagne & Appetizers, 7:30 p.m. Dinner Price: $160 plus tax and gratuity Event Name: Chefs Limited Menu: Chillin with Nonya; A fivecourse menu of Sino-Malay rustic cooking from the straights of Malaca. Event Description: This is a fun and easy-going exploration of coastal Singapore and Malysian food which has been heavily influenced over the centuries by mixing with Chinese traders. Lots of Chilis, Shallots, Lemongrass, and Coconut Venue: Cyprus Open Kitchen (828) 526-4429 Time: Reservations from 5:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Price: $69 per person Event Name: Whitehall Lane Wine Dinner Event Description: Join Chef Andrew Figel for a special evening featuring the wines of Whitehall Lane Winery. Venue: ...on the Verandah (828) 526-2338 Time: Call for details Price: Call for details Event Name: The Ugly Dog Pub Late Night Hang Out Event Description: Join your friends at The Ugly Dog Pub for live music, seasonal cocktails & local beers. Venue: The Ugly Dog Pub (828) 526-8364

Saturday, November 10th | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm ing fine dining certificates, pottery and specialty wines. Sip, Stroll and Shop till you drop while enjoying everything fabulous in our beautiful downtown of Highlands. Price: $35 per person. Can be purchased online at or by calling 1 (866) 526-5841. Participating merchants include :4th Street Boutique, Acorns and Acorn on Church, Alyxandras Boutique, CK Swan The Christmas Tree on Main, Drakes Diamond Gallery, The Hen House, Highlands Fine Art and Estate Jewelry, Highland Hiker Shoes, Mountain Fresh Grocery, Oakleaf Flower and Garden, Spa Boutique at Old Edwards Inn, TJ Baileys, To the Nines, Vivace and Xtreme Threads.

Sip and Stroll

ast year Sip & Stroll was a huge success. We recommended tickets to be purchased in advance. Experience the wares of of Highlands fine shops, while tasting and enjoying a selection of wine & delightful edibles. Each stroller will start at the Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center to receive a detailed map and their own souvenir wine glass with special carry bag. There will be a limit of twelve merchants this year which will encourage everyone to linger awhile longer and enjoy the homemade hors doeuvres, cheeses, and of course the wonderful selections of wines. Theres also an added bonus to visiting each merchant on the map. Strollers having completed the tour will be eligible for wonderful prizes includ-

Downtown Waiters Race

Saturday, November 10th | 2:00 pm Join us for the second annual Downtown Waiter/Waitress race held downtown at Pine Street Park beginning at 2:00 p.m. Come cheer on your favorite restaurant staff as they race through the difficult, skill-testing obstacle course for the chance to be named the best waitstaff in Highlands. | October 2012 | 77


Ristorante Paoletti
by Wiley Sloan

iscerning clients have counted on Paolettis on Main Street, Highlands since 1984 for consistently highquality foods in a convivial atmosphere. Add oldworld charm and an unequalled level of service and you have a dining experience you will long remember. Paolettis has become a destination restaurant, both for its food, and its exceptionally wide array of fine wines. With one of the largest wine cellars in the Southeast, their offerings include fine, aged Barolo, Barbaresco, Brunello, Bordeaux & Burgundy, plus numerous delicious wines from Americas Napa and Willamette Valleys. Wine Spectator magazine has consistently awarded Paolettis 1,500+ selections their Best of Award of Excellence for the past 24 years. Customers rave about the Maine Lobster Martini which hits the special card with frequency or the Seared Foie Gras. A Primi selection may include Duck Confit with Baby Greens, Dried Figs and House Vinaigrette or the Garden Arugula with Granny Smith apples, Oranges and Walnuts in a Citrus Vinaigrette. Another appetizer option or a Piatto Secondo if you choose, could be their daily, homemade Lobster Ravioli with a Brandied Nantua Sauce. Yum! The menu always includes a variety of super-fresh seafood either prepared as an appetizer or a main course. Check out the daily specials to see how the chef has prepared the catch of the day. No matter whether you choose the North Carolina Grouper, the Red Snapper, Local Rainbow Trout or one of the many other varieties they offer, you know youll be 78 | October 2012 |

enjoying deliciously satisfying preparations. Not to leave the carnivore in your party without sumptuous options, try one of Paolettis Lamb, Veal or the Beef entrees. The Charleston Lamb Loin, Braised Veal Short-Rib or Filet Mignon are offered nearly every night. Known to be the Best in the Area is the Elk Rib Chop-flavorful, tender and succulent with a Port-Cassis Reduction. Highlanders in the know say, Paolettis is the place to enjoy the finest, quality foods in a comfortably-elegant atmosphere. When you fail to make reservations, dont despair. Catch a stool at the cozy, 10-seat bar. Yes, you can savor any of the items from their full menu while seated at the bar. Top off your evening with a delectable dessert and an after-dinner coffee or liqueur. Some of my favorites are the Tiramisu or Seasonal Berries with Zabaglione-coated with Marsala Custard Cream. Chocolate lovers clamor for the Flourless Chocolate Torte or the Double Chocolate Chunk Gelato. Find your favorite and indulge yourself! Serving dinner nightly from 5:30 p.m.; for reservations call (828) 526-4906 or go online to Find their website for more photos and info at Dont take their word for it. Check out for 300+ testimonials from past and present patrons who wrote their own personal reviews. Highly recommended by local business owners and homeowners alike, be sure to call ahead as the popular dinner hour gets booked up early. However busy you find it, youll certainly find it worth the wait if you walk in without a reservation.

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Scaly Mountain Pancake Breakfast

The talented members of the Scaly Mountain Womens Club are saving a stack for you at their Pancake Breakfast, slated for Saturday, October 27th.

lan to bring your family and friends to Scaly Mountain for a scrumptious breakfast in the mountains at the historic old Scaly School House. The building is located on the corner of North Carolina Highway 106 and Buck Knob Road in downtown Scaly. This is the eighth year that the women in Scaly Mountain Womens Club have sponsored these breakfasts. They will feature a full meal of piping hot homemade pancakes (with or without blueberries), patty sausage, coffee and juice. Guests will be treated to a seated meal either in the old school house or on the deck overlooking the mountains when the weather is nice. Cost is $5.50 for adults and $3.50 for children. The breakfast will be cooked by members husbands and served by club members or you may order takeout, if you choose. Proceeds from the event provide scholarships for local students of all ages who wish to continue their post-secondary education. They also benefit area non-profit human service agencies that serve the Scaly Mountain community. Come to all six of the breakfasts and join the best cooks in Western North Carolina for a morning of fun enjoying the friendly folks in Scaly Mountain and an unforgettable breakfast. Come between 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. on October 27th. Mark your calendar and dont miss coming with your family and friends. For additional information, contact Susan Bankston at (828) 526-9952 or visit

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A Spell Will be Cast Upon On the Verandah

n Wednesday To add to the exciteOctober 31st, ment there will be prizunder the cover es for best couples cosof darkness, join On the tume and best individual Verandah in taking a decostume. There will also licious bite out of the be a special prize for the spookiest night of the best-dressed little ghoul year. Verandahs regular and goblin. menu will be available On the Verandah has for the faint of heart, something for everyone. and those with a taste From fresh caught seafor the decadent can infood to dry-aged steaks dulge in the specialties prepared fresh nightly, of the occasion. accompanied by a signaSink your fangs into ture wine from the over one of Executive Chef 200 available selections. Andrew Figels delectaJoin them nightly for ble entrees and appetizdinner from 6:00 p.m. ers prepared exclusively Stop by before dinner for the bewitching hour. to enjoy delicious small Head Mixologist Trae plates paired with signaDont be afraid, its On the Verandahs Halloween Celebration. Ellison will be brewing ture cocktails nightly in ghostly cocktails and the bar from 4:00 p.m. serving seasonal beers straight from his cauldron. Finish your evening with a homemade dessert complimentA modern day monster mash will be starting at 7:00 p.m. ed by an after dinner cordial. Champagne Brunch on Sunto the tunes of the Mike Watson Band and going until the days from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. featuring their signature twilight hours. Bloody Mary Bar. There will be pumpkin decorating and special spooky fare For reservations call (828) 526-2338 or www. OpenTable. com, or visit Join us if you dare. for all little ghosts and goblins.

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Dominicks Restaurant
by Wiley Sloan

Dinner at Dominicks is a real aste-tempting food at treat for the whole family. Carreasonable prices in a canivores love their 12-ounces sual, family-friendly atmohand cut Ribeye a quality cut sphere that is Dominicks Resof meat at a wallet-saving price. taurant. A great place for lunch Theres nothing better than their with friends or a casual dinner. Pan-fried Trout or their Orange Looking for something different Marmalade Roasted Chicken. in a hamburger? Try their Blue These are just a few of the items Stuffed Burger- one-half pound from their dinner menu. Dont of Angus Beef stuffed with blue tell your children, but Dominicks cheese and bacon, then topped offers them nutritious foods that with lettuce, tomato, onion and they will enjoy. pickle. Thats just one of several People in the know say that delicious burgers and a wideDominicks is Highlands hidden array of sandwiches to feed your Dominicks Restaurant is a quiet oasis with a kaleidoscopic gem. Jeannie Chambers tells me hunger pangs. menu in Wrights Square on Highlands Main Street. that she and husband Tucker reIn addition to the delicious ally enjoy Dominicks for a quiet, burgers, they offer a wide varirelaxing dinner after a hectic ety of great appetizers, salads and sandwiches. Why not try their delicious Monte Cristo- week. Dr. Richard Carter says, Theres no better place to find scrumptious black forest ham and turkey on sourdough bread, excellent food, at reasonable prices. Ive tried their burgers, dipped and battered, then cooked to perfection. Share that steaks, tacos and various sandwiches. They are all good. It with your friend and add one of their delicious salads. Choose is always interesting to see the delicious Lunch Specials that from the Chef Salad made with fresh Romaine, Iceberg combo Dominicks offers. A great meal for an all-inclusive price. Open daily Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, egg, ham, onions, olives, and tomato or the Caesar or House Salads. Rumor has it that 9:00 p.m., Dominicks is located at 137 Main Street in Wrights Square, Highlands. Call them at (828) 526-0527. their Wild Mushroom Soup should get a 5-star rating.

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10-10-10 at Bellas Cafe

by Donna Rhodes
Bellas Junction Caf, located between Highlands and Clayton, Georgia, turns up the excitement of Sunday Brunch to 10 in October.

o celebrate October, the 10th month of the year, Bellas Junction Cafe is having a 10-10-10 feast at Sunday brunch. Heres how it works: First, bring your church bulletin and receive 10 percent off your meal. Second, 10 percent of Sunday sales for the month of October will go to the Sharing and Caring Center in Clayton, Georgia. Third, Bellas is only 10 minutes away from Highlands or Clayton, and you know their food is well-worth a 10-minute drive. Heck, chances are they are on the way home from church or recreation anyway. So spend October Sundays at Bellas, save money, and feed the hungry --hungry you, and those less fortunate. Its a ten-ten-ten win! And if you are really, really hungry, take the Beast Challenge: six cheeseburgers with a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich squeezed in the middle. Add a pound of fries. Pile on the condiments: lettuce, tomato, sauted onions, and all the obligatory toppings and you are nose to bun with drum roll, please the Beast. Several have tackled it. But the Chosen One, the belly-busting master, has yet to surface. Spread the word. The

45-minute devour limit has been raised to a full hour. If you can eat it all in 60 minutes its free with a Bellas tee shirt. Plus you get your name and photo on the wall of fame. Take the challenge. Conquer the Beast. Be the legend. And during leaf season you can sit out on the patio and groove on the beautiful mountain scenery. Mother Nature has promised an exceptional year. Bring the kids. Theyll be fascinated with the cows that graze near the restaurant. Theres 10 of them another reason to celebrate Octobers tens. Did I mention on a scale of one to ten, Bellas is practically eleven? So check out Sundays at Bellas. Brunch, with its mouthwatering waffles and scrumptious eggs Benedict, is served 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bellas Junction Cafe is located at 20 Old Mud Creek Road off the Dillard Road, near the old Sinclair sign in Scaly Mountain (828) 526-0803. Its 10 minutes away from practically everything. Make it part of your Sunday routine. And visit during the week for a full menu of fabulous food, breakfast starting at 8:00 a.m., lunch at 11:00 a.m. Great inTENtions change the world!

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23 Steps Steak House Main Street/Oak Street 828-787-2200 Altitude Restaurant at Skyline Lodge Flat Mtn. Road 828-526-2121 Bellas Junction Cafe 20 Old Mud Creek Road, Scaly, NC 828-526-0803 The Bistro at Wolfgangs 460 Main Street 828-526-3807 Cyprus International Cuisine 490 Dillard Road 828-526-4429 Dominicks Restaurant Wright Square #137 828-526-0527 Dustys 493 Dillard Road 828-526-2762 el Azteca 70 Highlands Plaza 828-526-2244 Flip Side 30 Dillard Road 828-526-4241 Fressers eatery Helens Barn 828-526-4188 Ghangri Asian Fusion Restaurant 490 Carolina Way 828-526-8500 Highlands Smokehouse 595 Franklin Road 828-526-5000 * The Kitchen CarryAway & Catering 350 S. Fifth St. 828-526-2110 Lakeside Restaurant Smallwood Avenue 828-526-9419 Madisons Restaurant & Wine Garden 445 Main Street 828-787-2525 On the Verandah Hwy. 64 (Franklin Road) 828-526-2338 Paoletti 440 Main Street 828-526-4906 Pizza Place Main Street 828-526-5660 * Rosewood Market Main Street 828-526-0383 Rukas Table 163 Wright Square 828-526-3636 SweeTreats Mountain Brook Center 828-526-9822 SweeTreats Deli Corner of Main and South 4th St. 828-526-9632 Ugly Dog/Dog House 294 South Fourth Street 828-526-8364 Wild Thyme Gourmet 343 Town Square, Main Street 828-526-4035 Wolfgangs Restaurant 460 Main Street 828-526-3807
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Highlands Restaurants 23 Steps Steak House - 828-787-2200 Altitudes at Skyline Lodge - 828-526-2121 Bellas Junction Cafe - 828-526-0803 Bistro on Main/Main Street Inn - 828-526-2590 The Bistro at Wolfgangs - 828-526-3807 The Brick Oven - 828-526-4121 Brysons Deli - 828-526-3775 Cafe 460 - 828-526-8926 Cyprus International Cuisine - 828-526-4429 Dominicks Restaurant - 828-526-0527 Downhill Grill - 828-526-1663 Dustys - 828-526-2762 El Azteca - 828-526-2244 Flip Side - 828-526-4241 Fressers Eatery - 828-526-4188 Ghangri Asian Fusion Restaurant - 828-526-8500

Golden China - 828-526-5525 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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When Mother Nature Springs a Leak

by Donna Rhodes

The Great Flood of 1898.

en centuries ago, long before Europeans set foot in the region, the Cherokee inhabited Macon County. The Nikwasi Mound in downtown Franklin on the Little Tennessee River (then called the Tanase) is all that remains of their local presence. The mound served as a village center on which a townhouse containing an eternal flame was built. It was the ceremonial heart of the village. The townhouse and mound sat atop a mystical underground land inhabited by the Nunnehi people. The Nunnehi were benevolent to the Cherokee. They could shift their appearance to look like anyone. Cherokee folklore tells of a time when the Creek Tribe invaded their land. The Nikwasi Mound opened up, the Nunnehi leapt out and defeated the Creek. Another tale claims that during the Civil War the Nunnehi poured out of the mound to drive away Union Soldiers. It is doubtful they were siding with the Confederates more likely, they were again driving away invaders. Both accounts make for a great yarn about a future routing of Franklin residents some dark and stormy night when they least expect it. The Cherokee camped along the Little Tennessee for access to water, but every so often the river overflowed. There is little record of floods during the Cherokee occupation of Macon County, but the great flood of 1898, spawned by tor-

rential rains, cut a swath down from the Highlands Plateau, overflowing all the area creeks and rivers. It nearly submerged the Nikwasi Mound. Only its tip remained visible. Other floods have left their watermark on the region. Downpours in 1876 washed out mills and bridges on the Sugar Fork. Eight inches of rain fell in one day in mid-August in 1928, creating all kinds of havoc. In 1940 over nine inches fell on August 13th and two weeks later nearly 12 inches fell. Bridges and culverts washed out completely. Trees were falling like matchsticks and felling telephone and telegraph wires as they crashed. Dams burst, highways washed out. It caught people totally off guard. As resident Henry Baty said prior to the disaster, Who ever heard of a flood in the highest incorporated town east of the Rockies? No sweat. Famous last words. Then, again perhaps the Nunnehi were up to mischief. More likely, Mother Nature was having one of her infamous moments. Every so often, she springs a leak. But its worth the occasional torrent to live in such a beautiful region. As historian Ran Shaffner says, Its the price we pay for our beautiful green. To learn more about the regions climate and folklore, read Heart of the Blue Ridge by Randolph Shaffner or visit the Highlands Historical Societys website: www.

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House Demolition Stopped in the Nick of Time

Contributed by Jane Gibson Nardy, Historian, Cashiers Historical Society

ff and on acquired the 640 during acres from their the past father in 1848. decade, the CaThird owners: shiers Historical J. L. McGee and Society has kept R. E. Ligon of a close eye on the Anderson, SC acold Cashiers Valquired the small ley house which house located on sat on a small hill the six acres from on the east side Mordecai Zachof Highway 107 ary in 1892. South at the inFourth owners: tersection of WhiIn 1923, J. L. Mcteside Cove Road. Gee and R. E. LiThe house, nickgon sold Crooked named Crooked Corners to local Corners at some Cashiers resipoint, had been dents Warren S. owned since Alexander and his about 1925 by wife, Lena. History on the move in Cashiers. Ashevilles WadFifth owners: dell family who In 1925, Warused it primarily as a summer dwelling. The Historical Soci- ren and Lena Alexander sold the house and six acres to etys interest was to discover and document the history of Miss Georgie (sic) Belknap, 4/5 undivided interest, and Mr. the house. When was it built? Who were the various owners Charles Waddell, Jr., 1/5 undivided interest. of the house? The CHS, on many occasions, was allowed to This spring, after negotiations with a large development go inside the house with interested historians who exam- company failed, Mr. John Rivers, owner of the Chattooga ined the inside and outside of the house and reported on the Club and sensitive to preservation, purchased the old type of construction and dated the dwelling as c1850s. Just house and property and gifted the house to the Cashiers imagine, for parts of three different centuries, that building Historical Society. In return, the society paid the cost of had sat there, a witness to the changes in the Valley. moving the structure to the grounds of the Zachary-TolBy 2011, the Waddells made a decision to sell the old bert House. In two dramatic days a house moving comhouse and the six acres it sat on. The cost was too high for pany plus workers from the DOT, Duke Energy and others the Historical Societys budget, although the need to pre- moved Crooked Corners a short distance down Highway serve this piece of history was great. A search of deed re- 107 South. They turned right onto the Zachary-Tolbert cords revealed the identity of every owner of Crooked Cor- House grounds, circled around the back of the big house ners. They were, as follows: and placed the smaller house on a new foundation among First owner: Col. John A. Zacharys 640 acre North Caro- ancient mountain laurels and towering rhododendrons. It lina Land Grant. looks like it has been right there for the past 150 years. Second owners: Mordecai, Jonathan, and Woodford Stay tuned to learn what decisions will be made for the Zachary, the three youngest sons of Col. John A. Zachary future interpretation of Crooked Corners.

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The Crown Jewel

by Wiley Sloan

ocated at the top of Old Edwards Club, surrounded by the National Forest, the home was the 2011 Showcase Home for the Highlands Playhouse and enjoys panoramic views of Shortoff Mountain, Yellow Mountain, Pinchot, Mountain Top and more. A massive front door with curvy glass reminiscent of elegant European Manor houses welcomes you. Wide-plank walnut flooring melds with the textured wall finishes. Touches of Tudor style combine with the grandeur of a Lodge to create warmth and comfort whether you are entertaining the entire family or just your best friend. Enjoy the warmth of the Great Rooms stacked stone fireplace as you follow the setting sun through the wall of floorto-ceiling glass doors. Slide the doors back to allow friends and family to enjoy the spacious infinity deck (the railing is lower to optimize the views). Relax for hours listening to the birds or warm your feet at the decks stone fireplace. The well-stocked bar and wine cellar are located near the great room and kitchen areas. Exquisitely-designed cabinetry surrounds the cook center to provide ample storage for all of your family treasures. A six-burner gas Viking stove makes meal prep a breeze. Meal time is always special when friends and family gather in the dining room with its own gas fireplace. Adjacent to the kitchen is a sumptuously-appointed guest suite which is the perfect spot to re-energize before heading off for another adventure. The homes laundry area includes walls of cabinetry, a workspace for all your quilting 98 | October 2012 |

and sewing projects plus a place to arrange flowers and the ladys home office. For the man of the house, theres another spacious office with custom woodwork and 50-mile views that make it hard to concentrate on daily tasks. The main floor Master Suite is your paradise. Double French doors open to a private section of the homes large deck. The see-through fireplace provides glimpses into the spacious master bath with his and her water closets and double vanities. No amenity has been overlooked here. Custom cabinetry provides eye-candy while hiding all your personal toiletry items. Walk-in closets provide out-of-season storage and a place for everything. You even have your own washer, dryer and refrigerator discretely tucked away. You enjoy opulence and style and your guests to do. The homes upper level is magnificent. Three guest suites, each with their own private bath, pamper them. They enjoy their own Pub area where they can gather for their favorite beverage or a quick snack. The guest gathering room is the perfect spot where friends can visit and cheer for their favorite sports teams. Although the homeowners provided their own design expertise, assisting them are some of the areas premiere talent including architect Rand Soellner; Koenig Builders; interior designer -Darren Whatley; and Blackrock Granite. This magnificent five bedroom, five and one-half bath home is a joy to behold. Call Tom Goldacker of Meadows Mountain Realty at (828) 526-1717 to schedule your own private showing.


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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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

arpal Tunnel Syndrome may manifest with many varied symptoms. Numbness, pain, or tingling in the thumb or palm of the hand, deterioration of the muscle under the thumb, weakness in grip, pain extending to the elbow and weakness in one or both hands can all be signs of carpal tunnel syndrome. The tingling or pain can affect the thumb, first and second fingers. Many of these symptoms are worse at night. The carpal tunnel is a narrow canal, formed by the small bones of the wrist, and inflammation and swelling can cause pressure on the nerve and result in these symptoms. Frequently the wrist and hand discomfort is from the muscles of the

forearm getting tight and pinching the nerve before it gets to the wrist. Incidences of carpal tunnel syndrome increase with more people performing repetitive movements such as assembly work, word processing, writing, working with tools that vibrate, playing certain musical instruments, tennis, golf, and even driving. Avoiding and reducing repetitive wrist movements combined with the use of tools and equipment during repetitive activities and utilizing frequent breaks, do help avoid the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome. But what can be done when carpal tunnel syndrome has already presented symptoms? Surgery should be a last resort. Ca-

shiers Chiropractic and Acupuncture can implement natural remedies for relief of anguishing symptoms. Chiropractic care may include manipulation of the soft tissues and body joints of the arms and spine with special attention to the small bones of the wrist, ultrasound over the carpal tunnel, Graston Technique, Active Release, and possibly nighttime wrist supports. After an exam and proper diagnosis, acupuncture and acupressure therapy may be prescribed. Working in partnership with your chiropractic physician will result in optimal health and relief of pain! If you think you have carpal tunnel syndrome, call and schedule an appointment.

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Municipal Bonds and Your Portfolio

bonds. Income is generally free from federal taxes and state taxes for residents of the issuing state; however, capital gains, if any, will be subject to taxes. Income for some investors may be subject to the federal Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT). When you purchase a newissue municipal bond, you actually make a loan to the issuer, which may be a city, township or school district, for example. These entities use the funds raised from the sale of bonds to finance new streets, water and sewage systems, hospitals, parks, and many other improvement projects. In return for the use of your money, the issuer promises to pay you not only the principal amount back when the bond matures, but also a set interest rate, or coupon, during the term of the bond. For many investors, the most favorable aspect of municipal bonds deals with the federal-tax-free income they offer. Investments must offer a substantially higher rate of return to be able to match the after-tax return available on a municipal bond. For example, if you are an investor in the 33% income tax bracket, you would have to find a taxable bond paying 7.46 percent to achieve the same after-tax return as what you would get from a municipal bond yielding five percent. High-quality municipal bonds also provide a range of interest rates at various maturities, to help you plan for short-term or long-term income needs. To illustrate: if municipal bonds priced near par value were providing coupon rates ranging from two percent to as much as five percent, you would receive from $20 to $50 per year federally tax free for each $1,000 principal bond you own. It is also important to note that municipal bonds typically have very low default rates. According to the Bond Market Association, less than one percent of municipal bond issues sold since 1940 have gone into either technical or actual default. However, past performance does not guarantee future results. Some important points to remember: Yields and market values will fluctuate if the bonds are sold before maturity. Bonds are subject to market risk and, if sold prior to maturity, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Investors should keep in mind that as interest rates rise, existing bond prices of already outstanding fixed income securities tend to fall. Working with your Financial Advisor, you can determine whether municipal bonds make sense for you when considering your tax situation, objectives and tolerance for risk.

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

f your investment portfolio consists of only equities, you may want to diversify. Stocks and other equity securities are an important part of your investment mix, but you may also want to consider some fixed income investments like municipal | October 2012 | 101


Ladies and Ladybugs

ts not often that you can escape into a fantasy world, but for those of you lucky enough to know Diane McPhail, you know its not luck but her ability to take the mundane and create a backdrop of fantasy. Every year we try to come up with a theme for a womans slumber party. This year Diane thought our theme should be Ladybugs. So we joined forces and came up with a night full of friendship, food, creativity and just good oldfashioned fun. We all brought a dish and of course it was all centered on Ladybugs. Bread with butter shaped into a half-dome and detailed with spots like a ladybugs. Deviled eggs with the filling tinted red and dotted with olives. Ladybugs on crackers, which was plum tomatoes sliced in half lengthwise and facing down, spread apart like two wings, and lying on a bed of pesto. Our entree was Ladybugs favorite food -- vegetables! Linda Clark took the challenge of preparing our entree, a dish that ladybugs would salivate over, and that we did. LuLus Bakery of Atlanta supplied the dessert which was a cake in the form of a playground for ladybugs. The food was paired with a ladybug libation of Prosecco for bubbles, pomegranate juice for color, and floating blackberries for

Photo by Tina Rowden

the ladybug spots garnish. The challenge was our attire for the evening. Of course, the color of the night was black and red and our goal was to look like ladybugs. Dian Winingder arrived from New Orleans to escape Hurricane Isaac, with red boas for all. We were definitely well-dressed ladybugs ready for a night out on the town. McPhail being the artist and teacher supplied each of us with a white mug and a black and red magic marker to create a memento of our evening together. Drawing was never one of my strong points and watching the ladies I knew I was out of my league. So I commissioned, or pleaded with the ladies to share their artistic skills on my mug. The night was far from over. After dinner we settled down to a table of beads, of course ladybug beads. Necklaces, earrings and bracelets were designed. That night Cashiers and Atlanta resident we all settled down to our Elizabeth Fletcher makes event beds with a ladybug on our planning and public relations pillow. Mind you, not a real seem as effortless and anxietyladybug but just one to send free as a day at the spa. Part of that is predicated on her years us sweet dreams. of experience as the publisher of If you would like to see four regional bridal magazines, the Highlands Ladybugs bridal events spokesperson for in action we plan on reenFederated and Belk department acting our parties this Halstores, and guiding force behind loween in Highlands, betmedia campaigns for exclusive ter still let me know if you inns. Equally important are her would like to join in our fesboundless energy, effortless tivities. We are already in imagination and fanatical attention to detail. the initial planning stages for our 2013 slumber party.

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Why Adjustments?
office and I am often asked, Why get adjusted? What does it do? This is a great question and one that I am happy to answer with my own story. My first experience with chiropractic care came when I was in my early 20s, working as a tennis professional. One day I woke up and could not lift my racquet, much less swing a forehand. I had no strength and plenty of pain in my shoulder but without any obvious cause of injury. A friend said, You need to go see my chiropractor and he will fix you in no time. I did just that. The chiropractor asked me lots of questions, did an exam on me and then explained why I had pain and weakness -- ultimately a pinched nerve in my neck. He then explained how an adjustment would help my problem and get me back out on the court quickly. Since there had been no major trauma and this had appeared one morning after getting out of bed, he adjusted my spine and the next day I was on the court again, swinging my forehand with ease. So I became an instant believer in what a spinal adjustment could do. A chiropractic adjustment is really one way of many to communicate with the very powerful nervous system that controls everything in our body. Nerves are like electrical wires that travel throughout the body controlling various functions. Some of these functions include movement, balance, strength, fine motor skills, sensory to hot and cold and finally recognition of pain. When there is interference in this system, just like in your house or your car, problems ensue. Problems can be minor or major aches and pains, loss of balance, sensory function and even coordination. When signals are interrupted in the body, the problem can get worse without intervention of some kind. A chiropractic adjustment, barring serious disc injury or joint instability, can correct this interruption of signals and allow the body over a period of time to continue making its own corrections back to normal.

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

o you get adjusted? Have you been to a chiropractor? Many times per week I see new patients who have never been adjusted. This is a common scenario in my

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Steamboating is Back
American Queen Steamboat Company, steamboating is back and better than ever. In April of 2012, the grand American Queen resumed her proud role of taking guests on Steamboating adventures through the heartland of America. Once again, we are able to enjoy these unforgettable river voyages with our family and friends. We offer all the adventures and amenities that have made steamboating such a cherished American traditionthe history and heritage, the warm ambiance of a floating antebellum mansion, the thrill of exploring Mark Twains America, the succulent dining, the showboat-style entertainment and dancing the night away to the sounds of swing, big band, New Orleans Jazz and Delta Blues music, and live storytelling by regional authors, historians and performers that create our own edutainment experiences. Combine this with gracious service from our all-American staff, and you have an experience that can only be found aboard the American Queen. Weve also added a host of new features to make steamboating vacations more of a value than ever before. For example, a deluxe hotel night ashore, select shore excursions and an alternate dining venue onboard are all now included in the price of your voyage. Were also offering complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, and wines and beers at dinner. And youll be delighted to know that the American Queen features the acclaimed cuisine of famed American chef Regina Charboneau. On February 14th, 2013 please join us for an eight-day adventure from Memphis to New Orleans. The theme will be Big Bands, featuring Harry James, Artie Shaw and The Platters. This is a fund raiser for The Highlands Playhouse who will be celebrating their 75th anniversary in 2013. A donation will be made to the Playhouse for every cabin that is booked.

Contributed by Jodi L. Moore, Travel Specialist Cruise Planners (828) 743-3936

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Body Mind Connect

comes together, before we begin moving back into imbalance. When we are infants, we begin developing our relationship to gravity, by rolling, lifting our heads, sitting, crawling, pulling up to stand. Balancing upright and moving with grace requires the perfect combination of effort and release. If we are all born with this capacity, then what happens to the coordination along the way? 31 million Americans experience back pain at any given time, says the American Chiropractic Association, and most of those are for mechanical or non-organic reasons, rather than inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture, or cancer. Why are we holding ourselves back? Stiffness and reduced range of motion can be attributed to learned inhibitions, fears, unhappiness, and feelings of being stuck in a situation. It is an individual process of discovery, and no one person can tell another exactly what is going on just by looking from the outside. One way to find your answer is by learning to breathe, feel, and tune out the outer noise through meditation or relaxation. In our culture, we use the expression Going with the Flow. Primarily, fluid movement is the relationship of structure, function, and buoyancy within the earths gravitational field. In the human body, there is one major organ that brings it all together: connective tissue. Connective tissue or fascia is the organ of shape. It is the fabric of fibers which holds all of our muscles, bones, nerves, organs in a cohesive, flexible bond. All parts relate to the whole through this supportive fabric. It is literally a web which balances the right relationship postural support and healthy expression of our ideas and movement. Any restriction in this connective web can affect the threads throughout the rest of the body, due to injury, emotional trauma, surgery, and even mindset. The Body-Mind connection starts with balancing this fabric to restore comfortable uprightness, feet down and head up, and moving the breath consciously in between.

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

healthy body, a healthy mind: I heard a good friend say just yesterday that being healthy is a moment of equilibrium that we find, when it all

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Try a Luxury Line

very cruise line proudly states how it pampers its passengers in luxury regardless of budget or expense. However, when you experience true luxury cruising, you are entering the world of nearly telepathic service where crew and staff are highly trained to anticipate your every need and Contributed by Bryan & respond quickly and courteTricia Cox - CruiseOne ously to every request. Independent Vacation The staff to passenger raSpecialists tio is exceptionally high on (828) 356-7920 luxury cruise ships. Regents ship, the Seven Seas Voyager, carries only 700 passengers but has 445 staff onboard. With this type of ratio, service becomes intuitive. Did you order decaf cappuccino on your first night out? It will be there without asking at your next meal. Would you like six pillows instead of three? No problem. Do you want to be met by limo in port? Done. When it comes to the luxury ships themselves, you will find rare woods, fine fabrics and leathers, expensive art, Limoges, Villeroy or Boch china, Christofle silverware, Frette linens, expansive wine cellars, down pillows and comforters, personalized stationery, well-appointed public areas and larger than average accommodations or suites. Ultra-deluxe ships come in all sizes and their destinations span the world. From ocean going vessels such as the 208- passenger Seabourn Legend or Cunards Queen Mary 2 which holds 2,620 passengers to river cruising vessels such as AMAWaterways 148-passenger AmaCello. With extensive itineraries to almost every corner of the globe, many of these luxury vessels travel to ports that are rarely visited by other cruise ships and often they have extended stays in several ports, giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a destination. Another area where luxury vessels set themselves apart from the mass market is in their truly gourmet dining experiences. Oceania has paired with Master Chef Jaques Pepin. Silversea lays claim to an affiliation with the prestigious Relais and Chateaux LEcole des Chefs. Uniworld has teamed up with Master Chef Bernard Zorn, and has been recognized by ZAGAT for top dining in the cruise industry. Needless to say, with the culinary programs available onboard these deluxe ships, you will be hard pressed to go hungry. Whether you are seeking a more traditional ocean going luxury liner, a vessel that takes you down some of the worlds most beautiful rivers, a masted ship experience with her billowing sails, or a private yacht to any number of exotic destinations, the world of luxury cruising awaits you. | October 2012 | 107

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Friends for Life

Contributed by Kathy Bub, Executive Director, Forever Farms

ho would guess that this he has no problem eating, can get in beautiful young kitten the litter box, and has no discomfort has a disease. Jethros with the disease. clear, bright eyes, and sleek coat of We have another cat at the Forhair, would fool you. And as long as ever Farm that shows a minor form he doesnt move, you would never of CH where she has the head tremknow that he has a neurological disors and sometimes walks in circles. order called Cerebellar Hypoplasia Tongue in cheek: her name is Bobble, - commonly called wobbles. Jenamed her after the little plastic bobthro was born as a feral kitten whose ble head pets people put on the dash mama and brother were normal, of their cars. but he would never have survived on Not all special needs pets rethe street. The compassionate womquire expensive medications and exan who was feeding this little family tensive care - some like Jethro merely called me to help the little one who need a safe loving environment to couldnt walk right and would surely live a long happy life. There is a spenever get adopted. cial joy you will feel in adopting one Cerebellar Hypoplasia (CH), which of these babies. Please help support may be caused by the mothers havthe Friends for Life Forever Farm ing a virus while the kitten is in the where homeless senior and special Sweet Jethro has been given a new lease on life at Friends for Life Forever Farm. womb, results in an underdevelopneeds companion animals have anment of the cerebellum, the part of other chance at life. We are a 501(c) the brain that controls coordination. (3) nonprofit charitable organization. There is no genetic cause, and it is not progressive. Jethro is Your tax deductible donation can be made online at www. actually one of the lucky ones in that he can lead a fairly or mailed to P.O. Box 340, Sapnormal life. He flops from side to side when he gets going phire, NC 28774. Call (828) 508-2460 for information or to fast and his little head sometimes has intention tremors, but visit the Forever Farm in Lake Toxaway.

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Its An Equine Affair!

Contributed by Sue Blair, Carpe Diem Farms Executive Director

agic and miracles is a way of life at Carpe Diem Farms. We have been blessed in so many ways and this month we celebrate our 20th anniversary of the foundation and the 15th anniversary of opening the farm. We have faced many challenges along the way, always confident that our mission to enhance human potential through equines, would drive us forward. It has. Everything we do at CDF is based on and in tandem with the horses. Most recently, the horses were an integral part of our wedding. Jack rode in on Anna Banana, I in an Irish Gig pulled by Battersea Bess, driven by Joyce Foster; and Pumpkin, my flower girl and escort down the aisle, processed to the wedding from the stables with Georgia Robert. If you have been following the development of our recently patented therapeutic glue on horseshoe, Easys Slip-

Easys Slippers. While testing and refining, we have invented and are developing a variety of other products to help horses: an ice boot, a shipping boot, stall and trailer pads, and a variety of shoes. Dont forget John Michael Montgomery live in concert on the lawn and again for the Tux, Tails and Blue Jeans Ball, October 6th, to celebrate our anniversary. Call Peter at (828) 526-5700 for tickets. Carpe Diem Farms is a 501(3) nonprofit educational foundation.

per that will go to market next year, there is great news. Horses with a variety of hoof issues that cause lameness are living in comfort and healing. Twenty-eight year old Battersea Bess, who has participated in three Presidential Inaugural Parades and our wedding has had a new lease on life since wearing her

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Rotary Integral to October Tradition

Contributed by Brian Stiehler

Helping with the ednesday, event are dozens of October Rotarians, wearing 31st marks orange vests, who are a great, annual tradistrategically located tion in the Town of at all corners and Highlands! For our intersections. Rotararea children and ians have helped by adults alike, door-todirecting locals and door trick or treatvisitors around town, ing is unsafe and ensuring a fun and impractical. Years safe night for all. As ago, the Highlands word gets out, the Chamber of Comevent continues to merce and Highlands draw more and more Main Street busivisitors from outside nesses came up with the Highlands area. a plan to address Halloween night has the need for Hallownot only become an een fun. The event is Trick or Treat in peace, the Highlands Rotary Club is patrolling the streets. annual Highlands sure to attract huntradition but has bedreds, if not thousands, of candy-seeking costume-wearing kids looking to come a Rotary tradition we all look forward to. Prior to the fill their bags with treat of all kinds. Main Street trick or event and an annual tradition of its own, the Highlands treating is a chance for businesses to support our areas School Interact Club donated their time to distribute the kids by allowing them the chance to trick-or-treat in a thousands of dollars worth of candy to Main Street businesses purchased by your Chamber. safe environment.

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Preserving the American Dream

Contributed by Julie Schott, Development Director Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust

View of Whiteside Mountain looking down Pollys Branch.

n 1820, Barak Norton, one of the early European-American pioneers to this region, settled in a picturesque property located in Whiteside Cove. Here, Sarah Whiteside Norton, the first white child of settlers in Jackson County, was born. This is Timber Ridge and its history is as rich as its beauty. In 1934 James E. Warren, purchased this 300 acres and in the late thirties built a chestnut log cabin there. In 1971 James grandson, John, and his wife Marsha moved back to the area and began restoration of the family cabin which had been deserted for 20 years. After three years work, they made it their home. It is here that John and Marsha raised their family and still reside today. At James death, the 300-acre estate was left in a family trust. John and Marsha recognized that there was an opportunity to conserve this special place by working with the Land Trust. After careful planning, the heirs placed 132+ acres into a conservation easement with Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust (HCLT). The Warren Estate is home to Pollys Branch, part of the headwaters of the Chattooga River, a National Wild and Scenic River. Not only does this easement protect cultural and historic heritage, it is bordered by US Forest Service property. Numerous rare and endangered plant species have been identified on the land, and the surrounding forest serves as wildlife habitat for many animals, birds and fish that will remain protected in perpetuity. In 2008, Southern Living magazine featured the magnificent Warren Estate in their October issue. There, John explained why his family decided to conserve their land with HCLT, To me, its a win-win situation. Its a win for the environment and also the family, because we know future generations wont change the original dream my grandfather had. You can be a part of the legacy. To learn how to place your property into conservation or more about preserving our natural heritage, contact us! Join HCLT online at, call (828) 526-1111 or email Together we are saving mountains. | October 2012 | 119


Dahlia Festival Benefits Historical Society

by Wiley Sloan

dont think that I have ever seen the Highlands Civic Center look more gorgeous. On Saturday, September 15th, the lobby was filled with arrangements of dahlias just waiting for buyers to come take them home. Bib aprons trimmed in dahlia colors made great souvenirs or gifts for friends who couldnt make this exciting event. The rooms that are usually abuzz with bridge players hosted tables filled with dahlia blooms of every color and size. They continued to add tables throughout the morning as the number of entries expanded. Growers from throughout the area gathered with their prize flowers to share them with their friends and neighbors. The Festival Committee consisted of Chairwoman Joyce Franklin and Vice Chair Linda New, and members

The bold colors and kaleidoscopic patterns of dahlias entranced festival-goers.

Raya McArthur, Sandie Trevathan, Kitty Moore, Ann Sullivan, Judy Taylor, Carolyn Tanner, and John Newsome. Joyce said, Everyone involved with this years festival is elated with the turnout that we have seen. We have more than double the entries from last year. I dont know when I have seen such gorgeous arrangements of flowers, Kitty Moore said. Dahlias are such an integral part of the area. It is gratifying to see how they dot the landscape around Highlands and Cashiers. All funds raised during the Dazzling Dahlias Festival go to benefit the many programs of the Highlands Historical Society. If you were not able to participate in this exciting event this year, youll have a chance in 2013 at the 3rd Annual Dazzling Dahlias Festival.

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Who Rescued Who?

Contributed by David Stroud, Executive Director, Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society
Local dogs are looking for loving homes in October.

ctober is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog-Month. Multiple national organizations take credit for first coming up with that designation, but as a lifelong advocate for animal welfare, I salute anyone who would dedicate any day, week, month or year to stop and reflect, and best of all act on behalf of the voiceless who count on us to be their guardians and companions. Shelter pets understand, and give, unconditional love. They ask for so little in return. They are the inspiration for the bumper stickers you might have seen that say, Who Rescued Who? If you have walked the kennels and dog runs of a shelter, whether its a concrete and chain link old-style dog pound, or the picturesque and spacious multi-acre play yards at CHHS where the pups romp and play all day, all the residents have one thing in common: They are counting on us. The Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society rescues and provides compassionate care to the abandoned and neglected animals in our community. But we do something even more than rescue and care We adopt. We find forever homes. For thousands of animals. For the past 25 years. Be a CHHS Adopting Angel. Please open your heart and home to a shelter pet from the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society. When you adopt an animal from CHHS, you will open up a space for another abandoned, neglected dog, puppy, cat or kitten to find safe refuge at our no-kill shelter. And you will experience unconditional love, and perhaps soon find yourself saying Who Rescued Who? Founded in 1987, the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society has rescued, cared for, and found forever homes for thousands of abandoned and neglected animals in the past 25 years. CHHS is a 501(c)3 non-profit no-kill shelter that receives no federal, state or county tax dollars, and no funding from any national animal welfare organization. One hundred percent of CHHS revenue comes from donations, grants, bequests and special events to support the mission of adoption, spay and neuter, and humane education. The Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society is located just off Highway 64, 2.3 miles east of the Cashiers Crossroads, behind Reid Real Estate. For more information, call (828) 7435752 or visit

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Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Contributed by Tonya Hensley, Executive Director, Literacy Council of Highlands

The Literacy Council of Highlands is joining with Dolly Parton to spread the love of books.

n 1996, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Partons Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee. Dollys vision was to foster a love of reading among her countys preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their familys income. Dollys Imagination Library became so popular that in 2000 she announced that she would make the program available for replication to any community that was willing to partner with her to support it locally. Since the initial program launch in the United States, Dolly Partons Imagination Library has gone from just a few dozen books to nearly 40 million books mailed to children in the United States, into Canada and across the proverbial pond into the United Kingdom! Currently over 1,600 local communities provide the Imagination Library to almost 700,000 children each and every month. Already statistics and independent reports have shown Dolly Partons Imagination Library drastically

improves early childhood literacy for children enrolled in the program. Further studies have shown improved scores during early literacy testing. This program provides a book per month for all children from birth up to five years of age. If a child begins receiving books at birth, there is the possibility of building a library of 60 books for that child by the time he/she reaches age five! The Literacy Council of Highlands is very excited to offer this program to the Highlands and Scaly Mountain communities of North Carolina. It is our hope to expand the program to serve all of Macon County in the future. To register, simply pick up a registration form at the Hudson Library, Scaly Mountain Post Office, one of the community centers, your local preschool, or at our offices located at the Peggy Crosby Center in Highlands. This program is free of charge to participants. It is funded through community donations. The program only costs the Literacy Council $30 per year per child! If you would like to sponsor one or more children, please send your tax-deductible donation to The Literacy Council of Highlands, P. O. Box 2320, Highlands, NC 28741. For more information, contact Tonya Hensley at (828) 526-0863.

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Valley Garden Club News

Contributed by Kathie Blozan

This quilt reflects the beautiful labors of the Valley Garden Club.

t is time to put our gardens to bed for the winter. The Valley Garden Club worker bees have been busy cutting things back in preparation for cold weather at the Cashiers Post Office and The Point. This month you could be the lucky winner and warm up your home with this gorgeous wall hanging quilt designed and stitched by Rayanna Redderson, a well-known Cashiers quilter. Each block depicts a meticulously embroidered flower. The quilt will be on display at the Sapphire Craft Show on October 13th and 14th, and the drawing for the winner will be held there on Sunday afternoon. You need not be present to win, and you may purchase raffle tickets during the craft show or by contacting Donna Lehn, VGC President at (828) 743-0829. Delicious baked goods will be available as well as a tent full of plants to enhance your home gardens. All proceeds go toward scholarships and beautification efforts in Cashiers. | October 2012 | 123


Fall Leaf Colors at Highlands Nature Center

ts easy to fall under the spell of the gorgeous Fall Colors of October. If youd like to learn more about the dynamic forces that produce those fiery reds and day-glow oranges, plan to attend the Highlands Nature Centers Fall Leaf Colors from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 6th. The Nature Centers resident tree experts will explain how leaves change color, the differences between deciduous trees and conifers, and the brilliant strategies that allow trees to survive harsh mountain winters. Afterwards, participants will be led on a walk through the Botanical Garden to identify many species of trees by leaf type, shape, and color. Its a fun afternoon for all ages that celebrates the magic at the core of this beautiful season. Cost is only $2 per person. Advanced registration is requested; please call (828) 526-2623 to sign up.

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The Gathering Table

by Wiley Sloan

hroughout the years she got all of the paperwork Donna Few has been incompleted. She knew of similar volved in several different organizations in the surroundventures including vegetarian ing towns like Brevard and restaurants. People that know Franklin so she was able to talk Donna also know that she has a with them about how they got loving heart and is always lookfood and funding. She connecting for ways where she can make ed with various organizations a difference. She branched out including the Federal Manna and traveled to Jamaica to help Food Bank to get food at reateach people how to plants their sonable prices. gardens and raise vegetables. With the groundwork laid, With the faltering economy her new venture - The GatherDonna realized that while it was ing Table was ready to reach good to help the folks in Jamaiout to the community. ca, there were folks here on the Since January Donna and a Plateau who were struggling to dedicated team of friends have make ends meet. She wanted to opened the Cashiers Commuhelp people locally and a new nity Building each Thursday The Blue Ridge Farmers Coop ensures that theres plenty of venture emerged - The Gathernight from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. good food at The Gathering Table. ing Table. to serve meals to anyone who Donna and her friends of the is hungry. This past Thursday Blue Ridge Farmers Cooperate more than 50 people enjoyed a (an organic growers Association) sell their vegetables via a four-course meal including vegetable soup, local trout, quitailgate market each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the noa, corn bread, dessert, juice, tea and more. All items were Cashiers Community Center. Farmers sell fresh trout, trout made from locally grown or caught items. People from all pate, greens, veggies, pottery, fresh baked breads, jam/ walks of life come together at these meals to enjoy good jellies, eggs, milk, award-winning goat cheese, and more! food and fellowship. Those who were able made donations Sometimes all of the fresh veggies do not sell so Donna con- to defray the costs of the meal; those who couldnt pay, vinced her fellow growers to let her have all the leftovers to didnt have to worry. Their meal was complimentary. cook the following week. Thank you Donna for spearheading this venture in our Donna knew of the need in the area since 20.4% of Jack- community. If you would like to volunteer call Donna at son County residents live below the poverty line. She got (828) 226-9988. If youd like to donate to this worthwhile permission to cook at the Cashiers Community Center. She cause, send your checks made payable to The Gathering also talked with the Cashiers Community Council and got Table. Mail them to Donna Few, 4596 Big Ridge Road, Glenpermission to operate under their non-profit umbrella while ville, NC 28736.

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Center for Life Enrichment

Contributed by Bettie S. Banks A quartet of fun offerings powers the Center for Life Enrichment for October.

he Center for Life Enrichment (CLE) has four more offerings for October and one for November and is also busy planning for computer classes to be offered during the winter season, a new endeavor for CLE, and one that will be welcomed by year-round residents. Beginning on October 4th, A New Look for Retirement, is being offered by Betty Holt, a resident and certified retirement coach. She will present tools to help folks make this often unexpectedly difficult transition. Another resident, Freddie Flynt, is offering Painting the Fall Landscape on October 5th and 6th, giving participants an opportunity to be outside and experience the pleasure of translating from eye to canvas the beauty of Highlands in the fall season. What could be more delicious than the smell and taste of breads baking? Resident, Martha Porter will teach participants how to make a variety of breads with both ease and skill in her workshop Baking from the Heart on October 10th. The final offering is Popular Apps and Websites, a workshop for those using Apple computers,

not devices, to learn about the popular apps and websites available from Apple. The class is offered by Apple genius Nigel Sixsmith. A first is being planned for the evening of November 3rd at the Highlands Playhouse. Rene Silvin will show the film W.E., of which he was the creative director and Madonna was the director, and along with the movie he will show and discuss actual photos of the events portrayed in the movie. The Duchess of Windsor makes for wonderful entertainment, and popcorn and beverages will be available. It should prove to be a memorable evening. Looking forward to 2013, the Center for Life Enrichment is pleased to announce its new Lecture Hall/Educational Center, opening with the 2013 season, to hold lectures and classes. While some events will still lend themselves to other venues, CLE and the Peggy Crosby Center are pleased to announce the new facility which will function as a multi-media lecture hall with a state-of-the-art sound and projection system and new furnishings and fixtures.

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TA Anderson Celebrates 55 Years

by Donna Rhodes

.A. Anbrandy snifter will derson is be loaded with practically cubic zirconia and a legend. No one one real diamond. has seen him for Each customer years, but hes gets one dip. His fit as a fiddle or her selection and hiding away will be weighed on in the caverns of a jewelers scale. his goldsmithDiamonds weigh ing shop making less than zirconia magic, conjuring of the same size, alchemy with so the customer metal and stone. can instantly see For 55 years, if he/she is a win25 of which has ner. Bonus, the zirbeen spent in conia, or diamond Highlands, he you have dipped is has practiced yours to keep, abhis family craft solutely free. of watch repair T.A. Andersons Sharon, T.A. Anderson and son Ted are celebrating fifty-five years of goldsmithing with an and custom is open all year. October Dipping For A Diamond event. gold casting. ToDuring the season gether with his wife and son they make up a talented trio, they are open every day but Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 which, like T.A.s watches, keeps Highlands ticking. p.m. You can e-mail them at or call (828) Each member of the family trio crafts jewelry. Sharon, T.A.s 526-4177. wife, does whimsical frogs and doggies-in-the-window. T.A. is And while you are visiting and dipping for your diamond wild and free-form. Ted, his son, is classical and high polish. ask about T.A.s NASA connection. When he lived in Florida Sharon says, Not only do we design jewelry from con- (that was the 25 years before Highlands) he was the officept to casting, we do everything right here in the shop, in- cial watch supplier and synchronizer for the original seven cluding watch repair. Nothing is ever shipped away, so there astronauts. T.A. even made gold tie tacks for them, which is no worry about your jewelry or watches being sent to an went to the moon and back. What more adoring gift could one give than an original unknown third party. To celebrate 55 years of doing what they do so well, dur- piece of jewelry handcrafted by an artist with a romantic ing the month of October, the trio have decided to host moon connection? Make this holiday one to remember the supremely popular event: Dipping For A Diamond. A with a unique heirloom gift from the Anderson Trio!

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Lucas Patton Designs

by Luke Osteen

hen Chad Lupeople as fun and a trucas moved his ly useful service, Chad Lucas Patton says. Too often I hear, Design into the Shops at I love your work and I Kettlerock last month, it wish I could afford you was a progression as natthis without ever asking ural and right as anything what does it cost. thats come out of his inA couple weeks ago terior design studio. we entered a home with Founded in 1999, Luno more than a tape cas Patton Design offers measure. We walked design services to help and talked asking a lot homeowners and busiof questions about how ness owners alike create these folks lived, where interior spaces of timethey ate most nights and less style and great viwatched television or sual detail. read. We pointed at obWith new home conjects and furniture and struction we join owner, began to hear the hisarchitect and builder to tory, the fondness, the create a seamless dereasons and so it begins. sign process, says Chad. Three hours later we While planning furniture had moved much of the layout and creating the furniture and moved art dcor elements of each and collectibles from old space, we move through places to new. We comthe building process, bined objects in a differhelping the owner review ent way and enhanced each aspect of the plan. what they love about We generate lighting and their home and furnishplumbing fixture schedings into a new vision. So ules, cabinetry and applia fresh perspective, good ance specifications, inteconversation and a tape rior finish schedules and measure made for a wonreview every item from derful afternoon with door knob finish to dimnothing new the space mer location ensuring was new to them it was Owner and Interior Designer Chad Lucas the homeowners vision exciting and fondness is realized and the builder was reborn for the very is provided every specifithings to which they had cation needed. grown accustomed. Its a service that captures every detail and provides the Lucas Patton Design is part working design studio and essential oversight to create a truly wonderful product. part retail offering the shop is a collection of upholstery Great homes are the product of exacting attention to every and fine furniture, antiques and artful objects. The studio component by a talented team of perfectionists it doesnt offers a wide selection of custom furniture and furnishings hurt that they also love what they do! fabrics, window fashions and lighting. Its open Tuesday Id like to see the business of interior design occur to through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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The Casserole Kitchen

by Wiley Sloan

donate cash a portion of the prohroughout the years most of ceeds from the sale of each of her us have enjoyed the delicious casseroles to non-profit organizations foods that Holly Roberts and who feed the hungry in our area her dedicated staff have prepared. The Food Pantry of Highlands, Empty Whether we enjoyed taste-tempting Bowl and MANNA Food Bank. Here hors d oeuvres at a recent party, a are the specifics: For each Chicken full seated dinner at a recent family Tetrazzini, Chicken Pot Pie, Chicken gathering or just picked up one of and Wild Rice and Seafood Tetrazzini her delicious casseroles for a family sold, Holly donates $1 for a 2 person meal ,we knew that each item was serving, $2 for a 4 person serving and prepared with skill and love. $1 per serving on larger quantities. It Enjoy Hollys delicious fare throughmay not sound like much but it quickout the winter. The Kitchen will be ly adds up. The inaugural week of this closing for the season on October venture (with no real advertising), 20th but Holly will still be cooking. The Casserole Kitchen raised $91 for Enjoy items such as Beef Bourguignon the Food Pantry of Highlands. Think a great winter-hearty fare or Grilwhat will happen when we all start lards-veal stew in a red wine sauce. supporting this venture. Shell also offer tantalizing soups like Holly Roberts This is a true win-win situation. Tenderloin Vegetable, Black-eyed Pea Simplify your life, enjoy delicious casStew, Tex Mex Chili or her Chicken and Rice Soup. These items and all of Hollys delicious foods seroles and Holly donates to feed the hungry. Eat Well-Do Good! Lets all support the Casserole Kitchen! you rely on for entertaining are a simple phone call away. The Kitchen Carry Away and Catering including the CasEat Well-Do Good. This is the slogan to Hollys new venserole Kitchen is located in the Peggy Crosby Center at 350 ture The Casserole Kitchen. Those of us who know Holly Roberts know that she has S. Fifth Street. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday 12 always given back to the community by doing volunteer noon to 5:00 p.m. until October 20th. After that call Holly work. Now she is going one step further. Holly is going to for your delicious items at (828) 526-2110.

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The Preserve Introduces Rock Creek Club

Necessity, as Plato once wisely noted, is the mother of invention. And so its no surprise that a proven breed of second and vacation home ownership is growing in an otherwise soft market has made its way to WNC. An ownership model where, less is indeed more. Take private fractional jets, for example, such as Warren Buffets NetJets. Considered the ultimate luxury, private jet travel was a rare thrill few could afford, but then back in the 90s, someone got the idea of taking a $20M jet and fractionalizing for better economical sense for both companies and affluent travelers who could share in the gigantic acquisition and maintenance costs. It was such a smart business model that even Warren Buffet, who is a very selective and savvy investor, believes in the sharing of costs and expenses of luxury items. As he explains, why buy the cow when you can have the milk for cheap? The Preserve at Rock Creek, an exclusive private com-

munity in Sapphire Valley just outside of Cashiers, has recently added a luxury private residence clubThe Residence Club at Rock Creek to its complement of large estate lots and custom homes. Modeled after other residence clubs in luxury destinations, such as Aspen, Park City, Jackson Hole, Napa and Bermuda, The Residence Club at Rock Creek is the carefree way to own a million-dollar second home for a fraction of the price. At The Preserve at Rock Creek, you can now own a new million dollar luxurious mountain home with awe-inspiring views and full golf-club membership to Burlingame Country Club...all at a price you never dreamed possible. No where on the Cashiers Plateau will you find this combination of luxury homes, stunning golf, secluded waterfalls and concierge with none of the hassles of owning a second home. You just show up and enjoy, the Club takes care of the rest. For more information on the Residence Club at Rock Creek please call (800) 259-3551 or email them at or visit | October 2012 | 135


Highlands Fine Art and Estate Jewelry

by Wiley Sloan

Plan now to visit Joe and ocated at 388 Main Street Claudia October 19th, 20th in the heart of the Highand 21st. They will be joined lands Business District is by one of the largest jewelry Highlands Fine Art & Estate designers in the nation for a Jewelry. There you will find an fabulous event showcasing unmatched selection of the finsome of the most dazzling est estate and modern jewelry jewelry you have ever seen. in our area. Beautiful necklacLadies, come in and select a es, lariats, bracelets, rings and new bobble or two. Gentlemore bedazzle you. Whether men, this will be a great time you are a person who wants to buy that Christmas, birththe understated or you are day or anniversary present. looking for something that will Dont miss this event. really catch the light, youll Owners Claudia and Joe Lazow with Sylvester and Mozart. Highlands Fine Art & Esdefinitely find what you want. tate Jewelry is an authorized For 14 years, Joe Lazow, a second-generation jeweler, and his wife Claudia have taken Pandora jewelry retailer. Brightly-colored art glass fills the pride in offering personalized service for all of your jewelry store. The swirls of color reflect off the sparkling diamonds needs. Pre-owned Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe watches of the gold and silver jewelry. Stop by any time between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monshare display space with Hamilton, Michelle, Krieger and Ball watches plus brightly-colored art glass. Need an ap- day through Saturday or Sundays, 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m. Say praisal of your present jewelry or looking to replace some of hello to store mascots Sylvester, the charming three-monthyour jewelry that you have grown tired of? Let Joe, a gradu- old Shih Tzu; and Mozart, a beautiful White Golden Retriever. Youll be in awe of the huge inventory of fabulous jewelry. ate gemologist, help you with those needs.

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Sashay Around
by Donna Rhodes

ou dont have to go to the UK to find whats hot in fashion. Sashay Around in Cashiers has the latest line of Wellies and Wellie Bobs, which guarantee happy feet in rain or snow. For the uninitiated, Wellies are cool polkadot, stripe, and flower-print rubber boots youve probably seen strutting around town and country. Add to that Wellies line of sweats and vests in dazzling colors. If country club casual is more your style, check out Sashays full array of contemporary classics: blouses, shirts, pullovers, skirts, pants, dresses, rainwear, and more. Accessorize with beautiful scarves, handbags, and belts. Theres something for every taste from divine to sublime to glitzy and glam. And dont forget wedding apparel from mother-of-thebride to the bridal party. In fact, Sashay Around began as a clothing and fabric store, complete with a professional seamstress who would design custom-order clothing. Times have changed and they no longer make garments, but Sashay still has a world-class alterations expert on staff to give you that perfect fit.

Sashay Around has been serving Highlands and Cashiers for 37 years. Co-owner Debi Stewart says the shop got its name when she and her sister reached high school age. Her mom, Gay Townsend, was looking for a new venture to occupy her time, so she and her business partner sashayed around the U.S. and Europe looking for cool clothes to sell in Cashiers. They found them, and clothing history was made. You are just in time for a Sashay tradition celebrated every October: the year-end sale event. Clothing and accessories are marked down 60-80 percent. Perfect timing for holiday gift and party wear shopping. Come in and check out the newest and the hottest hard-tofind items from the United Kingdom, U.S. and beyond. Visit Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Winter hours are Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from January through March. Visit their website at: sashayaround. com or e-mail Debi at: Or call (828) 743-3003. Youll be the talk of the town in your new threads whether you golf, party or simply sashay.

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Fletcher and Lee

by Donna Rhodes

n the world of interior design, eclectic is the new classic. Blending the old and new not only resonates comfort and luxury, it celebrates a homeowners discerning and varied tastes. Edwin Lusk and David Patterson of Fletcher and Lee Interior Designs and Antiques understand that simplicity, functionality and timeless beauty reflect todays lifestyle. They know how to integrate aII modern, contemporary aesthetic into timeless vintage and antique furnishings to create the perfect custom ambience for each individual. Having lived and worked in the area for twenty-three years, they are tuned in to the plateaus unique style. From cabin to manor to sophisticated townhouse Fletcher and Lee has the furnishings, accents, accessories, and interior design expertise to turn your living area into your own personal dream space. Visit

them at their new location, which extends their same great design service to both Highlands and Cashiers. There you will find all your favorites including fine quality antiques, contemporary furnishings, and accessories that you have grown to expect and appreciate over the decades. Their Cashiers location is 395 Highway 64 West. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can reach them at (828) 743-5400. Or visit their Highlands office for a consultation at (828) 526-5400. After Thanksgiving they will be open by appointment only. Dont miss Octobers Fall Sale. Save 25 percent on antiques and 40 percent on new furniture and accessories. With holidays approaching the October sale is a great way to save while readying your home for holiday visitors and celebrations.

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Cosper Flowers
by Luke Osteen

great pride in continuing the ts easy to see why Lisa tradition of bringing the freshOsteen would end up ownest, most beautiful flowers to ing Cosper Flowers. this wonderful mountain comI guess I just like people so munity. When you buy flowers much you really get to know from Cosper Flowers, you will them when youre arranging be getting good old-fashioned flowers for them, she explains. value and service. Whether youre creating an But dont get the idea that arrangement for a wedding, or youll only find cut flowers at something to cheer up a loved Cospers Lisa has gathered a one, an arrangement to mark Taylor, Ann Marie, Sam and Lisa Osteen dazzling collection of housesomeones passing or the arrival plants and outdoor rarities, of a new baby, corsages and boutonnieres for those precious prom memories, or something garden ornaments, vases, baskets, and cheer-me-up gifts. breathtaking to celebrate a relationship you cant help but Theres so much packed into Cosper Flowers that the collecbe passionate about what youre doing. I think it shows in tion spills out onto the surrounding pavement. It demands a careful browse. the designs that we create for our customers. Lisa and her husband Sam and the couples two children Its that commitment thats made Cosper Flowers a Highpitch in to make Cosper Flowers a truly family affair. lands hallmark for over 15 years. To learn more about this little jewel of a florist and the From the beginning, our focus has been on providing the freshest selection of hand-picked flowers and unique services it offers, visit Lisa at the shop (right next to Brysons custom designs for our customers, says Lisa. We take Food Store in Highlands Plaza) or call her at (828) 526-8671. | October 2012 | 141


The Book Nook

by Luke Osteen

hes not a travel agent, but Michelle Bears must have arranged more getaways than any other person in Highlands. For the past year, her Book Nook, nestled in a corner of The Toy Store, has been an easy destination for literary delights. Michelle and her right-hand gal Ashley Owens have gathered an irresistible assortment of titles New York Times Bestsellers, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Books of Local Interest and Classics that are just right for a quick read or a cozy getaway-from-it-all session. And since The Book Nook is tucked in to The Toy Store, you can expect to find a marvelous selection of Childrens Books the unforgettable Classics you grew up with, new Enchantments to capture your childs heart, and Chapter Books of all flavors. Its all served up with the mixture of excitement and whimsy thats a hallmark of The Toy Store. Youll find The Book Nook in The Toy Store at 364 Main Street in Highlands. For more information, call (828) 526-9415.
Michelle Bears and Ashley Owens

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