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Highlands Culinary Weekend Friday, November 9th Lambert Bridge, Flavor Spectrum with Andy Wilcox Lambert Bridge
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
Bistro opens 4 p.m.
Dining at 5:30 p.m.
474 Main Street
“Life is a Cabernet!”
Join us for a night
828.526.3807
of culinary memories.
Highlands, NC
www.wolfgangs.net
www.highlandswedding.net
Limited Seating,
Reservations Required
for Both Events
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B risk mornings, rich colors and a crackling fire’s scent floating on the air. October in the mountains. It’s Na- ture’s prime time, showing off a season’s worth of

growth and change with a spectacular finale. Now that you have your Laurel in hand, grab a sweater and a cup of some- thing warm and enjoy it all. Thank you for10 years of contin- ued support!

Janet and Marjorie

and a cup of some - thing warm and enjoy it all. Thank you for10 years
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THE LAUREL MAGAZINE • OCTOBER 2012 EVENTS Contents THE ARTS DINING 14 • Quail Run Antique

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THE LAUREL MAGAZINE • OCTOBER 2012 EVENTS Contents THE ARTS DINING 14 • Quail Run Antique

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MAGAZINE • OCTOBER 2012 EVENTS Contents THE ARTS DINING 14 • Quail Run Antique Show 50

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• Quail Run Antique Show

50

• Cover Artist Tom Roddy

72

• Culinary Weekend

16

• Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival

52

• Highlands Through the Seasons

74

• Ristorante Paoletti

20

• Robert Tino

54

• The Bascom News

76

• Pancake Breakfast

22 • Highlands Arts and Crafts Show

56

• Annell Metzker

78

• Halloween at On the Verandah

23 • Annual Fall Festival

60

• Hal Phillips

80

• Dominick’s Restaurant

24 • Pour le Pink

62

• Nashville Bluegrass

82

• Bella’s Cafe

25 • Highlands Halloween

64

• Fall Colors Art Show

84

• Dining Guide

26

• Relay for Life

66

• Frank Sinatra

28

• The Food Pantry

68

• Red October

30

• Fishes and Loaves

32

• First Presbyterian Church

36

• Chocolate Fantasy

40

• Apple Festival

41

• Cub Scout Bingo

42

• Village Bliss

43

• Donkey Basketball

MAPS

 

HISTORY

44

• Area Calendar

M A P S   HISTORY 44 • Area Calendar 18 • Highlands Map 90 •
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• Highlands Map

90 • Highlands History

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• Cashiers Map

91 • Cashiers History

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Contents

Staff

HOMES&LIFESTYLES

HOMES&LIFESTYLES GIVING BACK

GIVING BACK

HOMES&LIFESTYLES GIVING BACK
HOMES&LIFESTYLES GIVING BACK
HOMES&LIFESTYLES GIVING BACK

Janet Cummings,

Marjorie Fielding,

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

janet@

marjorie@

themountainlaurel.com

themountainlaurel.com

(828) 371-2689

(828) 371-2689

(828) 371-2764

(828) 371-2764

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• The Crown Jewel

112 • Friends For Life

96

• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

113 • Carpe Diem Farms

97

• Municipal Bonds

114 • Highlands Rotary Club

98

• Ladies and Ladybugs

115 • Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust

100 • Why Adjustments?

116 • Highlands Historical Society

101 • Steamboating is Back

102 • Body Mind Connect

117 • Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society

118 • Highlands Literacy Council

103 • Try a Luxury Line

119 • Valley Garden Club

Michelle Munger,

Luke Osteen,

120 • Highlands Nature Center

121 • The Gathering Table

Art Director

Writer

mungerclan5@aol.com

dumbdogs@

122 • Center for Life Enrichment

(828) 342-3551

(828) 342-3551 Wiley Sloan,

Wiley Sloan,

earthlink.net

earthlink.net Donna Rhodes,

Donna Rhodes,

 

BUSINESS

GUIDES

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Writer

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Contributing Writers:

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• TA Anderson

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• Highlands Map

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

126

• Lucas Patton Design

34

• Cashiers Map

130

• The Casserole Kitchen

44

HAPPY NEW YEAR

• Area Calendar

131

• Rock Creek Club

84

• Dining Guide

132

• Highlands Fine Art

108

140

• Service Directory

• Advertisers Index

134

• Sashay Around

 

136

• Fletcher and Lee

137

• Cosper Flowers

138

• The Book Nook

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Quail Run Antiques Show

by Luke Osteen

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Quail Run Antiques Show by Luke Osteen T he A Second l Run The Second Annual

The Second Annual Quail Run Antiques Show will be held October 18th-20th.

The Spring Show NYC having also exhibited the past two years. McCoy estab- lished her own business in late 1990. She be- gan amassing an extensive library as part of her unceas- ing pursuit of k n o w l e d g e . More impor- tantly she took on high-end,

design jobs which included privately procuring fine an- tiques and art for select clients. She was retained by her clients to work side by side with architects and landscape designers on several projects to furnish an enormous va- riety of architectural and garden elements. During the period between 1990 and 1997 she bought and sold by appointment or consignment bringing to this country won- derful examples of the finest eighteenth century French furnishings. The Cashiers Historical Society is one of the top civic organizations in Western North Carolina. The group not only owns and op- erates the Zachary-Tolbert House Museum, which is special for its rural vernacular Greek Revival architecture and large col- lection of plain-style furniture, but also ac- tively works to save the historic resources of Cashiers and maintain the village’s sense of place. Tickets to the show are $12, good for all 3 days. Proceeds from the Quail Run Antiques Show benefit the Cashiers Historical Soci- ety. For more information about the show and tickets to the luncheon, contact Ca- shiers Historical Society at (828) 743-7710.

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Antiques Show will be held Oc- tober 18th-20th, at two Cashiers locations this year -- High Hampton Inn and Mitten Lane. This event will feature more speakers, book signings, and more than 20 carefully-

screened ven- dors. Patrons will find local, national and in- ternational dealers offering a wide range of English, American and Continental furniture and decorative arts. The centerpiece of the event will be an- tiques expert Mary Helen McCoy, who’ll speak at a luncheon slated for 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 19th, at the Chatooga Club. McCoy has earned a national reputation for fine and unusual, period, 17th-19th cen- tury, French furniture and decorative arts with an emphasis on the finest period, 18th century French furniture. Her Mary Helen McCoy Fine Antiques is located in Charles- ton, South Carolina, where she sells privately. Mary Helen McCoy Fine Antiques has exhib- ited in prominent, national and international fine art and antiques fairs including The Inter- national Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show and the Connoisseur’s Antiques Fair in New York City, Palm Beach | America’s Interna- tional Fine Art and Antiques Fair in West Palm Beach, Fla. Currently as a seven year member of the board of The Art and Antique Dealers League of America based in New York she helped launch and actively participates with

For a comprehensive list of area events and happenings visit www.highlands-cashierscalendar.com

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Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival

T he Great-

er Ca-

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The Lovin’ Spoonful will perform at the Sapphire Valley Resort concert on Friday evening, October 5th.

revered groups in music his- tory. Combining the best of folk music and rock and roll, with a touch of country thrown in, they gave us such hits as “Do You Be- lieve in Magic,” “ D a y d r e a m ,” “You Didn’t Have to be So Nice,” “Nashville Cats” and “Summer in the City.” In 2006, the band

was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The current line-up features founding members, Steve Boone and Joe Butler. Gates for the concert open at 5:00 p.m. Opening acts include local band the Jackson Taylor Band and Atlanta based sister quartet, von Grey. Tickets can be purchased in advance at area retailers including Midnight Farms, Victoria’s Closet, Rusticks, Signal Ridge Marina, Cruise Plan- ners/Pro Management NC, Sapphire Valley Resort Community Center, Bear Paw De- signs, Bucks, Landmark Realty Group and Cashiers Electrical Supply. General Admis- sion tickets are $25. VIP tickets are $50 and include valet parking, and a “Meet and Greet” with the band and complimentary wine and hors d’eouvres prior to the show. Tickets may also be purchased on line at www.visitcashiersvalley.com. GCAMA was founded in 2009 to further the commercial interests of Cashiers area merchants and businesses. The Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival is one of their premier events created to enhance the local econo- my. Other initiatives include Groovin’ on the Green, Cashiers Designer Showhouse Shop- pes and Christmas in Cashiers Valley. For more information on the Leaf Festival, the Lovin’ Spoonful Concert and GCAMA, please call (828) 743-5858 or (828) 482-2525.

r s Area Mer- chant’s Associ- ation (GCAMA) is preparing for The Cashiers Valley Leaf Fes- tival, Friday through Sun- day, October 5th through 7th in Down- town Cashiers. The annual art, craft and enter- tainment festi-

val is expected to bring an es- timated 5,000 plus visitors to the Cashiers area. GCAMA organizers have added a new venue this year, The Lovin’ Spoonful in con- cert on the Slopes of Sapphire Valley Resort, Friday, October 5th. GCAMA’s Leaf Festival co-chairs Jodi Moore and Pat Grady believe the show will draw additional visitors for the festival weekend. Now in its fourth year, The Cashiers Valley Leaf Festival reaches into three area villages - Cashiers, Glenville and Sapphire. The cen- ter of activity is the Cashiers Village Green and Commons located at the Cashiers Cross- roads. A juried fine art and craft show is the backbone of the festival, complemented by local businesses, exhibits, food vendors and two stages of entertainment featuring regional singer/songwriters. Admission to the festival is free. Glenville Village will present local craft- ers, pontoon cruises along Lake Genville’s shoreline and a Saturday morning pancake breakfast and wagon ride farm tour. Sap- phire Valley Resort presents the Festival’s “Big Cup Golf Tournament” on Saturday, Oc- tober 6th and has expanded their participa- tion by providing the Slopes venue for the Lovin’ Spoonful concert on Friday evening. The Lovin’ Spoonful burst onto the ‘60’s music scene to become one of the most

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ACCOMMODATIONS Meadows Mtn. Realty East and West
ACCOMMODATIONS
Meadows Mtn. Realty
East and West

4-1/2 Street Inn

4-1/2 Street Inn White Oak Realty   Hen House

White Oak Realty

 

Hen House4-1/2 Street Inn White Oak Realty  

4-1/2 Street Inn White Oak Realty   Hen House

Colonial Pines Inn

 
Colonial Pines Inn   High Cotton

High Cotton

Colonial Pines Inn   High Cotton

Inn at Half Mile Farm

Inn at Half Mile Farm RESTAURANT Martha Anne’s

RESTAURANT

Inn at Half Mile Farm RESTAURANT Martha Anne’s

Martha Anne’s

Inn at Half Mile Farm RESTAURANT Martha Anne’s

Whiteside Cove Cottages

Whiteside Cove Cottages Lakeside Restaurant Peak Experience

Lakeside Restaurant

Peak ExperienceWhiteside Cove Cottages Lakeside Restaurant

Whiteside Cove Cottages Lakeside Restaurant Peak Experience

Mountain Brook Suites

Mountain Brook Suites Paolettis Scudders

Paolettis

ScuddersMountain Brook Suites Paolettis

Mountain Brook Suites Paolettis Scudders

Mountain Laurel Rest

 
Mountain Laurel Rest   Pescados The Summer House

Pescados

The Summer HouseMountain Laurel Rest   Pescados

Mountain Laurel Rest   Pescados The Summer House
 

Rosewood Market

 

Whole Life Market  Rosewood Market  

  Rosewood Market   Whole Life Market

ARTS

ARTS Wild Thyme Gourmet Highlands Fine Art

Wild Thyme Gourmet

Highlands Fine ArtARTS Wild Thyme Gourmet

ARTS Wild Thyme Gourmet Highlands Fine Art

Laurel Magazine

Laurel Magazine Wolfgang’s Restaurant & Highland Hiker

Wolfgang’s Restaurant &

Highland Hiker

Laurel Magazine Wolfgang’s Restaurant & Highland Hiker

Mill Creek Gallery & Framing .

Mill Creek Gallery & Framing . Wine Bistro   Mirror Lake Antiques

Wine Bistro

 

Mirror Lake AntiquesMill Creek Gallery & Framing . Wine Bistro  

Mill Creek Gallery & Framing . Wine Bistro   Mirror Lake Antiques

Museum of American Cut

 

Glass

Glass RETAIL SERVICES

RETAIL

RETAIL

SERVICES

Glass RETAIL SERVICES

The Bascom

The Bascom Alyxandra’s   Creative Concepts Salon

Alyxandra’s

 

Creative Concepts SalonThe Bascom Alyxandra’s  

The Bascom Alyxandra’s   Creative Concepts Salon
 

Bear Mountain Outfitters

Highlands Visitors Center  Bear Mountain Outfitters

  Bear Mountain Outfitters Highlands Visitors Center

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE Cabin Casuals   Warth Construction

Cabin Casuals

 

Warth ConstructionREAL ESTATE Cabin Casuals  

REAL ESTATE Cabin Casuals   Warth Construction

Country Club Properties

Country Club Properties Drake’s Diamond Gallery Aery Chiropractic &

Drake’s Diamond Gallery

Aery Chiropractic &Country Club Properties Drake’s Diamond Gallery

John Cleaveland Realty

John Cleaveland Realty Dry Sink Acupuncture

Dry Sink

AcupunctureJohn Cleaveland Realty Dry Sink

John Cleaveland Realty Dry Sink Acupuncture

Sundrops on Caney Fork

Sundrops on Caney Fork Dutchman’s Designs   High Country Photo

Dutchman’s Designs

 

High Country PhotoSundrops on Caney Fork Dutchman’s Designs  

Sundrops on Caney Fork Dutchman’s Designs   High Country Photo

View the Highlands, North Carolina interactive map at www.thehighlandsmap.com for addresses, phone numbers and website links to local businesses.

To promote your business in both the print version and on-line Highlands map for only $20 per month, email marjorie@themountainlaurel.com.

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Robert Tino at Greenleaf Gallery

EVENTS Robert Tino at Greenleaf Gallery R obert A. Tino will be painting at Greenleaf Gallery
EVENTS Robert Tino at Greenleaf Gallery R obert A. Tino will be painting at Greenleaf Gallery

R obert A. Tino will be painting at Greenleaf Gallery in

Highlands on Saturday, October 20th. Greenleaf Gal-

lery is located at 381 Main Street.

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October 20th. Greenleaf Gal - lery is located at 381 Main Street. 20 | October 2012
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Highlands Arts and Crafts Show

by Wiley Sloan

The Highlands Woman’s Club’s Annual Arts and Craft Show, set for Saturday, October 13th, at the Highlands Civic Center, displays the finest creations of local artists and artisans.

S ince 1983, the Highlands Woman’s Club has provided a venue for all of the talented artists and craft persons of our area to offer their products. Cars line the park-

ing 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., ea- ger 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 you’ll find at this year’s show. You’ll marvel at the beautiful hand-blown glass, the Christmas ornaments, woven items, jewelry, knives, cas- serole carriers, garment bags, scarves and so much more.

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up on barbecue sauces and rubs, chocolate of every de- scription, dried flowers and more. Shop for yourself and for your family and friends. The number of vendors contin- ues to grow so you know you will find something for every- one. Be sure to check out the many vendors on the exte- rior of the building. You don’t want to miss their featured items, too. Fresser’s Eatery will offer delicious breakfast and lunch items. Gather your friends and come on out for a great day of shopping. Today’s 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 Wom- en’s 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. That’s a real success story. Join your friends and shop for exciting and useful gifts and accessories. The admission is free as is the parking.

story. Join your friends and shop for exciting and useful gifts and accessories. The admission is

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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.

T 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. You’ll find hay rides, pony rides, face painting, a great cake walk, Cashiers Valley Preschool’s 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 se- lection of early childhood books perfect for preschoolers and the people who love them. Cashiers Valley Preschool is a valuable community re- source that’s 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 Li- brary. For more information, please call the preschool at

(828) 743-4320.

For a comprehensive list of area events and happenings visit www.highlands-cashierscalendar.com

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Second Annual Pour le Pink

Contributed by Callie Calloway

T he second annual Pour le Pink, a 3.1 mile Walk/Run to sup- port local breast health and

women’s services, will be held on Saturday, October 6th, at Highlands- Cashiers Hospital (HCH). The funds raised will go toward maintaining the hospital’s spectrum of breast health and women’s services. “Last year’s Pour le Pink was a great benefit for our local com- munities. It raised nearly $9,000 and helped build a lasting fund for women’s services enabling us to

stay up to date with critical services, equipment and provide our patients the best quality care possible,” said race organizer Callie Calloway, Communications Specialist at HCH. “Those funds helped to provide seven local breast cancer survivors strug- gling financially with treatment as well as allowed the hos- pital to sustain its digital mammography services and other health services unique to women. We are hoping for the same success this year!”

to women. We are hoping for the same success this year!” Pour le Pink, a gentle

Pour le Pink, a gentle 3.1-mile Walk/Run to fight breast cancer, will be staged Saturday, October 6th, at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital.

The race will start on the campus of HCH, travel to Buck Creek Road, down Cheney Lane, looping back to the hospital campus for the finish. Event goers are invited to participate as runners, walkers and individuals or teams. Prizes will be awarded to the top three places female/male runners in each age group. “We encourage everyone to join us in the fun,” said Calloway. “The event will not only benefit HCH, but foster community awareness of women’s health and wellness. This is a great opportunity to support the hospital that helps keep our commu-

nity healthy.” Sponsorship opportunities from $100 to $1000 are avail- able. Registration for Pour le Pink is under way. Entry fee is $30 for adults Child rate is $5. The 5k race is open to male/ female runners and walkers of all ages and will begin at 9:00 a.m. More information is available online at www.highlandsca- shiershospital.org or contact Callie Calloway at (828) 526-1313.

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A Highlands Halloween

by Wiley Sloan

S ince 1991 Highlands has been celebrating Halloween in a positive way. Downtown Trick or Treat sponsored by the Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Cen-

ter 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 trans- formed into a scene from a Hollywood movie. You’ll be amazed at the supremely-creative costumes that some of your High- lands 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, balleri- nas 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 Highland’s 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. You’ll be amazed at the costumes you see. Stop by the Chamber’s food booth manned by the Highlands Mountain Top Rotary Club to enjoy a hot dog and your favor- ite beverage. Travel back up the street toward the newly-reno- vated Town Square to enjoy the music of Mike Murphy. Along the way you’ll 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 remem- ber 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 grade’s “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 eve- ning for the area youngsters, much like Highlands does today.

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A Successful Relay for Life

Contributed by Ellen Bauman

Highlands Relay For Life’s bottom line proves it was a Big Night in a Little Town

W e would like to thank the residents of Highlands for their generosity and support. Over 500 peo- ple 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 help- ing 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 year’s event. These survivors are the reason we continue the fight. Their participation inspires hope in those current- ly 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 put- ting the event together. We had over 30 people join ACS Cancer Action Net- work. ACS CAN is the nations leading cancer advocacy organization that is working everyday to make cancer is- sues a national priority. Please visit www.acscan.org for more information. We also appreciate the generosity of this year’s corpo- rate sponsors. Relay For Life would not be possible with- out them. Our corporate sponsors donated over $30,000 in funds and in kind donations. We look forward to another great Relay season in High- lands in 2013 and are excited about working with the com- munity 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 www.relayforlife.org/highlands for more information.

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The Food Pantry’s Empty Bowls

Contributed by Faviola Olvera

A 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. un- til 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 hand- crafted 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 hun- dred 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

O n Sunday, Oct. 21st, the Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry in Ca-

shiers will hold its second an- nual Empty Bowls fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Zachary-Tolbert House in Cashiers. The Empty Bowls Project is an international movement built upon a single idea: Pot- ters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In ex-

change for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity. The Bascom will be hosting potters to throw 1,000

The Bascom will be hosting potters to throw 1,000 Above are some of the bowls at

Above are some of the bowls at last year’s Empy Bowls fundraiser for the Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry in Cashiers. Photo by Irv Welling

bowls for the event this year. The bowls will be filled with soup and bread donated by local restaurants. The cost for the bowl is $20 and diners will be able to keep the bowl as a memento. While at the Zachary-Tolbert House, patrons can enjoy tours of the historic structure as well. All proceeds will go to the Fishes and Loaves Food Pan- try in Cashiers. A similar event will be held at the First Pres- byterian Church in Highlands to benefit the The Food Pan-

try in Highlands. For anyone who cannot attend, tickets and bowls can be purchased prior to the event at the Cashiers Historical Society. For more information, call Carole Stork at (828) 743-3222 or e- mail her at carolestork@earthlink.net.

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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.

P 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 Inter- ludes 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 through- out 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-

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known Curtis Blackwell & The Dixie Bluegrass Boys. Curtis is a former member of the legendary Bill Monroe’s 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 profession- als 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 Church’s worship services over the past several months. Mem- bers of the church started talking a year or more ago about in- corporating various types of music into their worship services. Some specifically requested Bluegrass music. To fulfill this re - quest, the Music Department invited Bluegrass bands such as Chatham County Line and the Mountain Faith Bluegrass Group to perform. People couldn’t 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 informa- tion, call (828) 526-3175.

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rock ‘n rooster rusticks ryan & company s’more 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 designer’s market

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High Hampton inn & country club

High Hampton inn & country club
 
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the mountain Laurel inn

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Blue Valley Gallery cashiers Hillside Artists

 
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chivaree southern Art and design

mountain mist Gallery

mountain mist Gallery

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Betsy Paul Properties

 
Betsy Paul Properties  

Landmark realty Group

Landmark realty Group

silver creek real estate Group

silver creek real estate Group

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Boar’s Head deli

Boar’s Head deli

cafe 107

cafe 107

crossroads Grill/Village scoop

crossroads Grill/Village scoop

Hunts Brothers Pizza

Hunts Brothers Pizza

sapphire Brewery & Pub

sapphire Brewery & Pub

the Bodacious Bear Pub

the Bodacious Bear Pub

the Zookeeper Bistro

the Zookeeper Bistro

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Bird Barn and Gift emporium

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Blue ridge Bedding/ carolina rustic Furniture

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Bounds cave

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Brooking’s cashiers Village Anglers

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Bumpkins

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cashiers customs

cashiers customs

catbird seat

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cJ Brownhouse

cJ Brownhouse

consignment market

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dovetail Antiques

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A Chocolate Fantasy

Contributed by Betty Bandy

The Scaly Mountain Women’s Club’s irresistible Chocolate Booth means sweet benefits for the entire community.

T he Scaly Mountain Women’s 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 cook- ing and are able to use their cooking skills to raise money for their scholarships and other local charities. The Choco- late 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 iden- tify the Scaly Mountain Women’s 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 choc- olate wrapped in cellophane and tied with ribbons If the delicious chocolate does not give you enough rea- son 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 Women’s 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, Sec- ond 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, nanalou96@gmail.com

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Second Annual Apple Festival

A dd some extra-delicious shades of red to a visit for fall leaf season in the North Carolina Mountains.

Celebrate the Fuji, Gala, Pink Lady, Honey Crisp, McIntosh – and even more varieties of apples – at High Hampton Inn’s Second Annual Apple Festival on October 7th. This free, day-long event, which is open to the public, is a salute to fall’s favorite fruit with a bounty of apple delicacies, live music, and artistic crafts. The fun will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. “Last year’s festival was such a success, that we are making it a yearly event, in keeping with our commitment to tradi- tion and nature-driven activities,” said Clifford Meads, General Manager of High Hampton Inn. “Fall is also the ideal time

to visit High Hampton because the prop- erty is graced with stunning foliage, and

the cool temperatures are perfect for en- joying all the outdoor amenities we offer.” The High Hampton Apple Festival will celebrate the apple with a variety of tasty products provided by Creasman Farms and Beehive Orchards, growers from the Hendersonville, NC area. Each will have a booth to showcase their apples and apple products, and guests will be able to sample the different variet- ies each grower produces. The festival will feature homemade apple cider, apple ice cream, apple cakes and muffing, and other treats prepared by High Hampton Inn Chef Sean Ruddy, as well as the growers.

High Hampton Inn Chef Sean Ruddy, as well as the growers. High Hampton Inn’s Apple Festival

High Hampton Inn’s Apple Festival celebrates the sweetest part of the Blue Ridge Mountains’ heritage, Sunday, October 7th.

While festival-goers are enjoying the blazing reds, oranges and golds of the fall foliage and the apples, they will also be able to peruse colorful artworks. Quilt- maker Ashley Jones will be displaying not only quilts, but tote bags, aprons, table runners, and more items for sale at her booth. Steve Hunter of Aria Wood- turnings, a seventh-generation native of Transylvania County, North Carolina, will be featuring hand-carved bowls, candle- sticks and boxes made of domestically grown wood. To add to the festival atmosphere, North Carolina bluegrass music will be playing toe-tapping tunes throughout the day. Visitors who plan to stay for the weekend can also enjoy all of the amaz- ing amenities of the High Hampton Inn. They can take in the fresh mountain air

during a hike along more than 15 miles of on-property trails, including Chim- ney Top Mountain and Rock Mountain; play a round of golf or tennis, or spend a peaceful afternoon fishing or boating on Hampton Lake. For those seeking a day of pampering, the Hampton Health Club & Spa features a variety of total body relaxation and de-stressing treatments. For additional information about the Apple Festival or to re- serve a room for the weekend, please contact High Hampton Inn at (800) 334-2551 or visit www.highhamptoninn.com. Rates start at $130 per person, double occupancy.

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Cub Scout Bingo at Community Building

by Wiley Sloan

B ingo enthusi- asts are clean- ing their green

eye shades and dust- ing off their hearing aids. Their “lucky cards” are waiting for Cub Scout Bingo on Thursday, Octo- ber 4th. Games start at 6:30 p.m. at the Highlands Communi-

ty Building next door

to the ballpark on the

Cashiers Highway.

Even if you say,

“I never win anything,” don’t despair. They always include

at least one game of “The Biggest Loser” for folks like you.

The last person to have a space on their card covered wins

a prize. So even you can win. Plus for a mere $15 for the

whole night (one card, 15 games), you’ll have an entertain- ing evening while supporting the Cub Scouts of the area. The Highlands Cub Scout Troop helps young men learn all types of skills that benefit them throughout their lifetime. Should your luck change and you win a prize, you can do- nate your winning back to the Scouts. If you want to do even more, you can be a Table Spon- sor. Open to business owners and individuals, you can show

sor. Open to business owners and individuals, you can show There’s always room at the table

There’s always room at the table for bingo fanatics.

your support of the Scouts by making a do- nation and sponsoring a table. A one-page ad is only $50; half-page ads $25. Make your checks payable to Highlands Rotary Club. Call Jodie Cook at (828) 526-2742 to buy an ad. You’ll have a second chance to hone your bingo skills with the Highlands School’s Fall

Fling PTO Bingo on Oc- tober 20th. Bring all your friends and come to Highlands School on Saturday, October 20th, at 6:30 p.m. All funds raised will go to under- write the many programs that the Parents Teachers Organi- zation sponsors throughout the year. Yes, they will accept sponsorships too. Half of the bingo money goes to the non-profit agency of the evening and the other half will go to lucky winners. Game number 15 gives you the chance to win some seri- ous money. Laugh a lot, share with friends and support the Scouts and the PTO at Highlands School. Two nights -- nu- merous chances to win. It’s always a great way to have fun. See you there.

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Vintage Marketplace Benefits Gilliam’s 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.

O n October 27th, come explore the Vintage Marketplace - a treasure trove of vintage furni-

ture, books, eclectic collectibles, linens, toys, garden art, repurposed items and unique finds. You’ll find eye-catching items per- fect for updating your homes plus great Christmas and birthday gifts. While you’re enjoying shopping, you’re helping the young people who are a part of Gilliam’s Promise -- a drug and alcohol prevention program for lo- cal teens. Twenty percent of all sales will go to the programs of Gilliam’s Promise.

of all sales will go to the programs of Gilliam’s Promise. Perhaps you’ve seen “Storage Wars”

Perhaps you’ve 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 oth- ers would discard. The Vintage Marketplace will be staged at the Highlands Community Building, located on the Cashiers High- way (US Hwy 64) next to the Town Ball- field from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Satur- day 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 – it’s Donkey Basketball, set for October 27th at the Highlands Recreation Center.

H 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 depres- sion. Team members ride real, live donkeys and play basket- ball 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 pre- liminary games, followed by a final championship game.

The featured teams are Highlands School Alumni cap- tained 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 Com- petition.” 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 Rosenbaum’s Voices and Margo

Rosenbaum’sVisionsthroughNovember10;AlexMatisse’s

OmettothroughOctober21, (828)526-4949.

• Linda Richards Furs Trunk Show through October,

FrancieHargrove, (828)743-9700.

• Lauren LaChance Botanicals Trunk Show, October 4-9,

Acorn’s(828)787-1887.

• Cub Scout Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, October 4,

HighlandsCommunityBuilding. •JudeFrances Jewelry Trunk Show, October 5-7, Acorn’s

(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

ValleyLeafFestival, (828)743-7663.

• An Intimate Evening with Frank Sinatra featuring Gabe

Russo,October5-14,HighlandsPlayhouse,(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 DiemFarms Anniversary Celebration, Saturday,

October 6, featuring John Michael Montgomery live in concert on the lawn and again for the Tux, Tails and Blue JeansBall. Call (828)526-5700fortickets.

• Wine Tasting, 2-4 p.m., Saturdays, October 6 and 13, Dusty’s, (828)526-2762.

•HighlandsNatureCenter’s“FallLeafColors”,2-3:30p.m.

Saturday, October 6. Advanced registration requested; pleasecall (828)526-2623.

• Lucy Mitchell exhibit opens Saturday, October 6,

receptionwiththeartist4-6p.m.,ChivareeSouthernArt&

Design, (828)743-6195. •HighlandsFirstPresbyterianhostsCurtisBlackwell&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-4p.m., October8-12, TheBascom, (828)526-4949. •JewelryTrunkShow, October 11-13, Vivace- Highlands,

(828)526-1880.

• Color Theory with Rosemary Stiefel, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., October11-12, TheBascom, (828)526-4949.

• Planet Clothing Trunk Show, October 12-14, Acorn’s

(828)787-1887.

•HighlandsWoman’sClub’sAnnualArtsandCraftShow,9

a.m.-5p.m., Saturday, October13, HighlandsCivicCenter.

• Chocolate Fantasy Booth by Scaly Mountain Women’s

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, October13, Clayton, Ga.

• Spooky Raku with Frank Vickery, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,

Saturdays, October 13, 20, 27, The Bascom, (828) 526-

4949.

• Cashiers Valley Garden Quilt Raffle, drawing Sunday,

October 14. View and buy tickets at Sapphire Valley Craft Show, October13-14, (828)743-0829.

•JulieCollectionTrunkShow,October17-24,Acorn’s(828)

787-1887.

• Cashiers SecondAnnual Quail Antiques Show, October

18-20, twolocations: HighHamptonInnandMittenLane, ((828) 743-2393 or (918) 995-3168. •Diamonds AreWaitingEvent, October 19-21, Highlands FineArt&EstateJewelry, (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 ColorsArtShow, 12- 6p.m., Friday, October19, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, October 20, Highlands Recreation Park, Art League of Highlands.

• Mephisto Trunk Show, Saturday, October 20, Highland

HikerShoes, (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, October20, (828)743-4320.

• RedOctober exhibition, featuring Pat Calderone, Mase

Lucas, and Julie Hilliard, opens Saturday, October 20, reception 5-9 p.m.at Calderone’s Gallery, 3608 Highway 246inSky Valley, Ga. (706) 746-5540.

•NashevilleBluegrassBand,8p.m.,Saturday,October20,

MartinLipscombPerformingArtsCenter, (828)526-9047. • Food Pantry’s 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 FriendshipCenter, (828)526-0890x252.

• Cashiers Fishes andLoaves FoodPantry second annual

EmptyBowlsfundraiser,11:30a.m.-2p.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, fundraiserforGilliam’sPromise, 828-526-9047. •HalfMileFarmwill hostaEuropeanWineDinner, Friday, October26, 828-526-8170.

• Pancake Breakfast, 7:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday, October

27,ScalyMountainWomen’sClub,Ole’ScalySchoolHouse.

•Highlands’VintageMarketplace,8a.m.-3p.m.,Saturday,

October 27, Highlands Community Building, 20%percent

of all sales to benefit Gilliam’s 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 andVisitorsCenter.

• Betsy Paul Art Raffle benefitting Cashiers Glenville

Volunteer Fire Department, drawing October 31, (828)

743-0880.

Weekly Events

EVERyMONDAy

•Coreyoga,8:30a.m.,CashiersValleyFusion,(828)743-9000.

•HathaLevel1-2,9:30a.m.,YogaHighlands,(828)526-8880.

• Fundamentals of yoga-Beginners, 8:30 a.m., Cashiers Valley

Fusion,(828)743-9000.

•yogaAllLevels,5:30p.m.YogaHighlands,(828)526-8880.

• Pilates with Sandi Trevathon, 4 p.m., Jane Woodruff Clinic,

Highlands-CashiersHospital,(828)526-5862.

•BarnJammingwithJames,FressersEatery,(828)526-8847.

EVERy TuESDAy

• Dulcimer Jam, 10 a.m., Bird Barn & Gift Emporium, (828) 743-

3797.

•Hathayoga-Level1-2,10:30a.m.,CashiersValleyFusion,(828)

743-9000.

•HighlandsRotaryClub,noon,HighlandsCommunityCenter. • Duplicate Bridge, 12:45 p.m., Albert Carlton-Cashiers

CommunityLibrary.(828)743-0215.

•WeightWatchers,5:30p.m.,HighlandsRecPark.

•MatPilates,5:30p.m.,CashiersValleyFusion,(828)743-9000.

EVERyWEDNESDAy

• Highlands Mountaintop Rotary, 7:30 a.m., dining room at Highlands-CashiersHospital.

• Rotary Club of Cashiers Valley, 8 a.m., Cashiers United

MethodistChurch,(828)743-2243.

•MatPilates,9a.m.,CashiersValleyFusion,(828)743-9000.

• Hatha yoga Level 1-2, 9:30 a.m., Yoga Highlands, (828) 526-

8880.

• Cashiers Quilters Guild, 12:30 p.m., Cashiers Methodist

Church.

•DuplicateBridgeGames,12:30p.m.,HighlandsCivicCenter.

• Mah Jong games open to the public, 1 p.m., Albert Carlton

Cashiers-CommunityLibrary,(828)743-0215.

• Pilates with Sandi Trevathon, 4 p.m., Jane Woodruff Clinic

Highlands-CashiersHospital,(828)526-5862.

•SlowFlowyoga, 5:30p.m., CashiersValleyFusion, (828) 743-

9000.

•Bluegrass,8:30p.m.,UglyDogPub,(828)526-8364.

EVERy THuRSDAy

• Fundamentals of yoga-Beginners/Level 1, 10:30 a.m., Cashiers

ValleyFusion,(828)743-9000.

•yogaFoundations,3:30p.m.YogaHighlands,(828)526-8880.

•Zumba,5:30p.m.,CashiersValleyFusion,(828)743-9000.

EVERyFRIDAy

•MatPilates,9a.m.,CashiersValleyFusion,(828)743-9000.

•DuplicateBridgeGames,12:30p.m.,HighlandsCivicCenter.

•LiveMusic, 6p.m.-close, HummingbirdLounge, OldEdwards

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 Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m., Highlands School, (828)

526-4858.

•yogaAllLevels,9:30a.m.,YogaHighlands,(828)526-8880.

•VinyasaFlowyoga, 9a.m., CashiersValleyFusion, (828) 743-

9000.

• BascomCommunity Knitters, 10 a.m., The Bascom, (828) 526-

4949.

• Live Music, 4:30 p.m., Wine Garden, Madison’s, (828) 787-

2625.

•LiveMusic, 6p.m.-close, HummingbirdLounge, OldEdwards

Inn,(828)787-2625.

EVERy SuNDAy

• Live Music, 4:30 p.m., Wine Garden, Madison’s, (828) 787-

2625.

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Cover Artist Tom Roddy

by Donna Rhodes

THE ARTS Cover Artist Tom Roddy by Donna Rhodes M aybe the reason Tom Roddy treats

M aybe the reason Tom Roddy treats each day like opening night is that he has come to appreciate life’s 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 an- gels and they have become a theme in his work. His spiri- tuality spreads even further to his floral designs, which fre- quently adorn altars of local sanctuaries. “I’ve 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 per-

sonal garden from which to pick.” Roddy used to worry that he was spread too thin… work- ing in too many mediums. But as he grows older, he ac- cepts, 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.

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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 collect- ing 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 grati- fication in his work, it is not surprising that he enjoys having several ideas going at once so he can glide from one to an- other. He says, “I keep moving through these things that pop into my mind.” For example, working on an angel commis- sion, scouting out a perfect cabbage for a floral focal point, and photographing an idea for a 3-D composition might be all in a day’s work. Having lost so much, including a substantial part of his hearing, doesn’t seem to dampen Roddy’s enthusiasm. He says, “God compensated a hearing loss with wonderful eye- sight. Looking at the trees, the moss, the lichens, the wild- flowers, and the beauty of God’s 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 Roddy’s work at Chivaree South- ern Art and Design in Cashiers, or you can contact him at:

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Highlands Through the Seasons

by Donna Rhodes

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e buy a beautiful book to show off their coffee table. Now that Highlands pho- tographer Cyn- thia Strain has published High- lands Through the Seasons, people are buying coffee tables to show off her book. Strain says, “I have been thinking about publishing a book of High- lands area photos for years.” And no wonder. In the three decades Strain has lived in High- lands 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 pho - tographs aren’t 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 that’s 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, Chattooga’s 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, “It’s 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.”

This is a profoundly significant milestone for me.” But there is one more supremely satisfying thing

But there is one more supremely satisfying thing about her book. She says, “I am so happy to share this creation with the com- munity of Highlands. It is a celebration of the town that I love. I did this be- cause I love this place.” And, in typical Strain style, not only is she capturing High- lands’ heart in digital imagery, she is giving a portion of the book’s proceeds to organizations that support the local con- servation 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 www.cystrainphotos.com. You will see why a favorite quote from Horace stokes her artistic fire: A picture is a poem with- out words. Now go out and buy a new coffee table. Highlands Through the Seasons is waiting!

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The Bascom News

T he season is winding down in tick-tock-tober, as we gain an hour and roll back our clocks. Why not dedi- cate 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 Fig- ure 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 mem- ber/$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 col- ors has been a muddy proposition, let Rosemary show you simple steps to making primary, secondary and intermedi- ate colors your new best friends. Tuition is beginning, inter- mediate, 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 par- ticipated in a wide range of mediums including fiber, furni-

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 plat- form for selecting works to be included in the Healing Arts Project, in partnership with the Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. Art Rosenbaum’s Voices and Margo Rosenbaum’s 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 Matisse’s Ometto now through October 21st adorn the Campus. Ometto is Italian for “Little Man.” Matisse’s ce- ramic pots have a figurative quality, unimposing and delight- ful additions to garden and landscape and may even serve as memorial markers. Don’t miss delightful exhibitions by up-and-coming artists in the Eckerd Children’s 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 Tol- bert House. The Bascom’s 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. thebascom.org.

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The Art of Annell Metsker

T his is the third time that An- nell Metsker has graciously donated a painting to ben-

efit the Cashiers-Glenville Fire Department through the monthly art raffle held at Betsy Paul Prop- erties. Annell’s creation, given for the October Art Raffle, is a de- lightful painting of a dog. Annell L. Metsker, known pro- fessionally as Annell, combines photography and painting to cre- ate images that evoke the soul of her subjects and portray mood and emotion visually. Whether she is creating a portrait, land-

scape or figurative work of art she is able to use the beauty and mystery of light and shadow, and the rhythm of motion to captivate the viewer’s attention. She works intuitively with her subjects to reveal beauty and authenticity in her art. Whether you are looking for a photographic portrait, or a painting of your children, family, pets, or a favorite travel image, Annell will create a work of art that captures their true essence.

will create a work of art that captures their true essence. The Betsy Paul art raffle

The Betsy Paul art raffle for the Cashiers Glenville Volunteer Fire Department, will be held on October 31st in the afternoon. For

more information, call (828) 743-0880.

Annell finds her creative muse in her home on Lake Glenville where the peacefulness and en- ergy of the mountains inspire her paintings. Her portrait studio in Charlotte, specializing in heirloom

portraits of children and families, has been named Best of Charlotte Photographers for several years. Her art is exhibited at Blue Val- ley Gallery in Cashiers, www.an-

com/Annell-L-Metsker.html and has pride of place in many private col- lections across the US. Contact her at annell@annell.com, (828)

743-5784 or (877) 847-8281 for more information. Viewers are invited to see each month’s raffle item on dis- play from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday at Betsy Paul Properties, 870 Highway 64 West, Cashiers, North Carolina. Checks can also be mailed directly to the Cashiers-Glenville Fire Department, P.O. Box 713, Cashiers, North Carolina, 28717. For more information contact Betsy Paul Properties, (828) 743-0880.

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Hal Phillips Entertains at Skyline Lodge

by Wiley Sloan

H al Phillips enjoyed emulat- ing everything that his fa- ther did. He would sit on

the piano bench as his Dad prac- ticed his scales before his next piano lesson. Soon the music bug had bit- ten Hal too, and he began les- sons. He had a gift for music. Hal practiced steadily and continued his musical training throughout high school. His classical training evolved until in high school he formed a dance band combo. Hal always enjoyed the music of Johnny Mercer and Duke El- lington. During the 1950’s and 1960’s he expanded his reper- toire to include Erroll Garner, Chi- co Hamilton, and Art Tatum. He fell hard for jazz singer-composer Mel Torme and the astonishing

vocal talents of Ella Fitzgerald. He loved the way that they impro- vised. Hal learned to do that too. After high school, he con- tinued his education at Western Michigan University where he earned his degree. Hal soon headed to the West Coast with high ambitions to break into show business. Despite hard work and knock- ing on hundreds of doors, those dreams never quite mate- rialized. Hal went into the service. While enjoying liberty at some of the big beer halls of Germany, he listened to the oompah bands and discovered that he could pick out the tunes as he listened to the bands. Upon returning home, Hal began teaching music in high school and giving private piano and voice lessons. His rep- ertoire of songs continued to expand adding hymns and popular songs to his jazz. As he played the VFW Clubs of the

popular songs to his jazz. As he played the VFW Clubs of the Hal Phillips’ magnificent

Hal Phillips’ magnificent musicianship, on display at Altitudes Restaurant at Skyline Lodge, is the product of a

lifetime of study and passion.

area, they clamored for swing and ragtime tunes. Some of the pianos he played were so worn that the ivory was total- ly gone, only wood remained. Hal had to wear gloves to play. He traveled the world playing in supper clubs from Florida to the Gold Coast, Michigan and North Caro- lina. Like so many artists, Hal was captured by the allure of the Western North Carolina mountains. There was not a high demand for piano play- ers at that time. The few res- taurants that had pianos had older upright models. Some- times he would cook in the morning and then play piano to entertain the guests in the evening. He remembers fond- ly of playing at the Rib Room Tavern at Sapphire Valley and

the Tavern at High Hampton. Here in the mountains, the best pianos were in the church- es so it is no surprise that Hal soon found himself working as a Minister of Music for a church or two. He found great sol- ace in taking his music ministry into the Atlanta Penitentiary to minister to the refugees of the Cuban Mariel Boatlift. Hal also worked with the Asheville Prison, which built a separate building for ministries including music. He found this work very rewarding. Hal has lived in Glenville for more than 25 years. This is his eighth season playing piano at Altitudes Restaurant at Sky- line Lodge here in Highlands. Enjoy beautiful ballads, your favorite show tunes and hymns as you dine at Altitudes Res- taurant. Hal will thrill you with his musical talents.

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Nashville Bluegrass at PAC

Contributed by Mary Adair Leslie

T he Highlands Performing Arts Center

presents the nationally-acclaimed

Nashville Bluegrass Band on Satur-

day, October 20th, at 8:00 p.m. With two Grammy Award-winning al- bums 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 band’s 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 Ver- non Oxford on a 1984 Grand Ole Opry package tour. NBB cel- ebrated 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-

as well – 20 years earlier, NBB had been the first blue - grass band ever

grass band ever to be permitted play in the People’s Republic of China. NBB con- certs 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 Sta- tion, Lyle Lovett and Mary Chapin Car- penter, 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 O’Connell, Jerry Douglas, Bernadette Peters and Clint Black, appeared on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s “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 www.highlandspac.org or by calling (828) 526-9047. Highlands Performing Arts Center is lo- cated at 507 Chestnut Street in Highlands.

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The Fall Colors Art Show

Contributed by Zach Claxton

T he Southeast is blessed with many talented art- ists. Perhaps it is because

of the magnificent scenery or the weather, but the sub-region of Western North Carolina, the Upstate of South Carolina and northeast Georgia produces more than its share of very good art. Area residents and visitors alike have a good selec- tion of remarkable work close at hand. Twice a year the Art League of Highlands assembles more than fifty of the best artists

from this area and beyond to display and offer for sale their inspired pieces. This year the Fall Colors Show will be a two- day event, held indoors at the Recreation Park from noon to 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 19th, and from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 20th. Admission is free, and whether you are a collector, some-

Admission is free, and whether you are a collector, some - Everyone gets into the spirit

Everyone gets into the spirit of the Fall Colors Show.

one who enjoys admiring art,

or if you are simply looking for

a pleasant way to spend part

of your weekend, this show is for you. Some lucky attendees

will randomly receive gift cer- tificates toward the purchase

of artwork. On Saturday, there

will also be a children’s work- shop where young aspiring art- ists can create pieces to take home, and perhaps also take home a free painting from one

of the exhibiting artists.

Paintings of oil, acrylic and watercolor will be on display,

as well as mixed media pieces, photographs, sculpture, hand- fashioned jewelry and wood turnings. All of the art at the show is original. It is an excellent opportunity to view the work of some truly talented artists. So, while you are enjoy- ing the colors of fall in the mountains, also make plans to treat yourself to the Art League’s Fall Colors Fine Art Show.

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An Evening with Frank Sinatra

H ighlands Playhouse closes out its ex- citing 2012 season with a surprise performance in October that’s not a

trick but most definitely a treat – legend- ary crooner Gabe Russo will capture the sublime magic of Hoboken’s favorite son with “An Intimate Evening with Frank Sina- tra.” Russo will be appearing October 5th through 14th. Born in the 1950s in Philadelphia, Gabe comes from a showbiz family. His aunt, Hel- en O’Connell, 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

by Luke Osteen

he received vocal instruction from Stoddard by Luke Osteen Gabe Russo as Frank Sinatra Smith and

Gabe Russo as Frank Sinatra

Smith and made soloist in the St. Johns Ca- thedral Mens Choir. Gabe began singing, tuxedo and all, with his father and pianist Junie Price at the age of eight. They continued to occasion- ally perform together, into the 1980s, in night clubs all over the Northeast. Gabe’s background of “youthful crooning,” along with his years of acting and solo perform- ing 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

THE ARTS “Red October” by Donna Rhodes T hree award- winning artists, Pat Calderone, Mase Lucas,

T hree award-

winning artists,

Pat Calderone,

Mase Lucas, and Ju- lie Hilliard salute au- tumn in an exhibition entitled Red October. The opening recep- tion is October 20th, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Work will be on dis- play at Calderone’s Gallery, 3608 High- way 246 in Sky Valley, Georgia, next to Ed West Realty through Thanksgiving weekend. Red, the color of passion, joy, and life’s essence, provides the emotional palette that bonds the work of these excep-

tional women. Calderone says, “This year many bold accom- plishments have been achieved by each of us - as artists, as women, as friends. Pat Calderone’s images invite rich interpretation, each

telling a story as entertaining and deep as the viewer’s imag- ination. Frequently mystical, at times poignant, occasion- ally 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, “I’ve always wanted to ex-

plore an inner vision that I felt could only be expressed in an abstract format. Difficult! By using the techniques of color- into-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 ab-

sorbing… at once exhilarating and peaceful.” Julie Hilliard finds something soul-satisfying about mold- ing 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 eye- catching 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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DINING

Sixth Annual Culinary Weekend

F 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 high- lights of the season. Join us as we embrace Highlands’ majes- tic mountain location, boundless activities, appealing accom- modations, 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,

and the delectable cuisine of Highlands’ local chefs. Through- out 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. It’s impres- sive to see the creativity that goes into Highlands Culinary Weekend. This event has evolved and continues to grow with each new season. It’s 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.

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 Caro- lina. Taste a must have wine? Moun- tain Fresh Grocery will be on hand at Opening Night to take your orders and arrange for delivery. Shuttle service will be provided from Highlands Recre- ation Park and Highlands Plaza to the Clubhouse at Highlands Country Club. Please utilize shuttle service for this event, as parking on site will be limit- ed. 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.high- landsculinaryweekend.com or by calling 1 (866) 526-5841.

Friday, November 9th Events:

Event Name: “Eating and Drinking Tus- cany” Cooking Class Event Description: We will prepare iconic Tuscan food such as Crema Para- diso, White truffle omelet, Pinzinmo- nio and Crispelle alla Fiorentina and drink Chianti Classico and modern San- giovese blends. Venue: Cyprus Open Kitchen (828) 526-4429 Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Price: $100 per person

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 dance—Old Edwards Style. It’s a full-on evening of authentic mountain culture with farm-fresh bounty pre- pared 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 Res- taurant and California’s most cel- ebrated 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 Amer- ican Craft beers with Food Native to that Region. Great Food, Great Beer, Unforgettable Experience! Venue: Ruka’s Table (828) 526-3636 Time: 6:30pm Price: $60 per person

Event Name: Lambert Bridge, Flavor Spectrum with Andy Wilcox Event Description: Lambert Bridge wine and food tasting brought to the “nth” degree Venue: Wolfgang’s Restaurant & Wine Bistro (828) 526-3807 Time: 7:00 p.m. Price: $95 plus tax and gratuity

Event Name: CADE/Plumjack Wine Dinner

on the Veran-

dah as they host a wine dinner featur- ing the extraordinary, award winning wines of Napa Valleys, CADE and Plum- jack.

on (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 Pignati- ello 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 d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m., with Vive la France dinner at 7:00 p.m. Price: $100 per person, plus tax & gratuity

Venue:

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Sixth Annual Culinary Weekend

Saturday, November 10th Events:

Event Name: MollyDooker Shake Up Part Two! Event Description: Lakeside Restau- rant is thrilled to once again feature the Australian wines of Sarah & Sparky Marquis, Mollydooker! Join Chef Mar- ty 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 Caber- net!” 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 re- member! Venue: Wolfgang’s Restaurant & Wine Bistro (828) 526-3807 Time: 7:00 p.m. Champagne & Appetiz- ers, 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 cen- turies 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.

on (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, sea- sonal cocktails & local beers. Venue: The Ugly Dog Pub (828) 526-8364

the Verandah

Venue:

Sip and Stroll

Saturday, November 10th | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

L ast year Sip & Stroll was a huge success. We recom-

mended tickets to be purchased in advance.

Experience the wares of of Highlands’ fine shops, while

tasting and enjoying a selection of wine & delightful edi- bles. Each stroller will start at the Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s 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 d’oeuvres, cheeses, and of course the wonderful selections of wines. There’s also an added bonus to visiting each merchant on the map. Strollers having com- pleted the tour will be eligible for wonderful prizes includ-

Downtown Waiter’s 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.

ing fine dining certificates, pottery and specialty wines. Sip, Stroll and Shop till you drop while enjoying everything fabu- lous in our beautiful downtown of Highlands. Price: $35 per person. Can be purchased online at www.high- landsculinaryweekend.com or by calling 1 (866) 526-5841. Participating merchants include :4th Street Boutique, Acorn’s and Acorn on Church, Alyxandra’s Boutique, CK Swan The Christmas Tree on Main, Drake’s 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.

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Ristorante Paoletti

by Wiley Sloan

DINING Ristorante Paoletti by Wiley Sloan D iscerning clients have counted on Paoletti’s on Main Street,

D iscerning clients have counted on Paoletti’s on Main Street, Highlands since 1984 for consistently high- quality foods in a convivial atmosphere. Add old-

world charm and an unequalled level of service and you have a dining experience you will long remember. Paoletti’s 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 America’s Napa and Willamette Valleys. Wine Spec- tator magazine has consistently awarded Paoletti’s 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 Aru- gula with Granny Smith apples, Oranges and Walnuts in a Citrus Vinaigrette. Another appetizer option or a ‘Piatto Sec- ondo’ 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 Caro-

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enjoying deliciously satisfying preparations. Not to leave the carnivore in your party without sumptu- ous options, try one of Paoletti’s Lamb, Veal or the Beef en- trees. 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, “Paoletti’s is the place’ to enjoy the finest, qual- ity foods in a comfortably-elegant atmosphere.” When you fail to make reservations, don’t 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 OpenTable.com. Find their website for more photos and info at www.paolettis.com.

Check out Tripadvisor.com

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, you’ll certainly find it worth the wait if you walk in without a reservation.

Don’t take their word for it.

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Scaly Mountain Pancake Breakfast

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

P lan to bring your family and friends to Scaly Mountain for a scrumptious breakfast in the mountains at the his- toric 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 Moun- tain Women’s 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’ hus- bands and served by club members – or you may order take- out, if you choose. Proceeds from the event provide scholarships for local stu- dents 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 don’t miss coming with your fam- ily and friends. For additional information, contact Susan Bankston at (828) 526-9952 or visit www.scalymountainwom- ensclub.org.

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A Spell Will be Cast Upon On the Verandah

O n Wednesday October 31st, under the cover

of darkness, join On the Verandah in taking a de- licious bite out of the spookiest night of the year. Verandah’s regular menu will be available for the faint of heart, and those with a taste for the decadent can in- dulge in the specialties of the occasion. Sink your fangs into one of Executive Chef Andrew Figel’s delecta- ble entrees and appetiz-

ers prepared exclusively for the bewitching hour. Head Mixologist Trae

Ellison will be brewing ghostly cocktails and serving seasonal beers straight from his cauldron. A modern day monster mash will be starting at 7:00 p.m. to the tunes of the Mike Watson Band and going until the twilight hours. There will be pumpkin decorating and special spooky fare for all little ghosts and goblins.

and special spooky fare for all little ghosts and goblins. Don’t be afraid, it’s On the

Don’t be afraid, it’s On the Verandah’s Halloween Celebration.

To add to the excite- ment there will be priz- es for best couples cos- tume and best individual costume. There will also be a special prize for the best-dressed little ghoul and goblin. On the Verandah has something for everyone. From fresh caught sea- food to dry-aged steaks prepared fresh nightly, accompanied by a signa- ture wine from the over 200 available selections. Join them nightly for dinner from 6:00 p.m. Stop by before dinner to enjoy delicious small plates paired with signa-

ture cocktails nightly in the bar from 4:00 p.m. Finish your evening with a homemade dessert compliment- ed by an after dinner cordial. Champagne Brunch on Sun- days from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. featuring their signature Bloody Mary Bar. For reservations call (828) 526-2338 or www. OpenTable. com, or visit www.ontheverandah.com. Join us if you dare.

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Dominick’s Restaurant

by Wiley Sloan

T aste-tempting food at reasonable prices in a ca- sual, family-friendly atmo-

sphere – that is Dominick’s Res- taurant. A great place for lunch with friends or a casual dinner. Looking for something different in a hamburger? Try their Blue Stuffed Burger- one-half pound of Angus Beef stuffed with blue cheese and bacon, then topped with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle. That’s just one of several delicious burgers and a wide- array of sandwiches to feed your hunger pangs. In addition to the delicious

burgers, they offer a wide vari- ety of great appetizers, salads and sandwiches. Why not try their delicious Monte Cristo- scrumptious black forest ham and turkey on sourdough bread, dipped and battered, then cooked to perfection. Share that with your friend and add one of their delicious salads. Choose from the Chef Salad made with fresh Romaine, Iceberg combo topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, egg, ham, onions, olives, and tomato or the Caesar or House Salads. Rumor has it that their Wild Mushroom Soup should get a 5-star rating.

it that their Wild Mushroom Soup should get a 5-star rating. Dominick’s Restaurant is a quiet

Dominick’s Restaurant is a quiet oasis with a kaleidoscopic menu in Wright’s Square on Highlands’ Main Street.

Dinner at Dominick’s is a real treat for the whole family. Car- nivores love their 12-ounces hand cut Ribeye – a quality cut of meat at a wallet-saving price. There’s nothing better than their Pan-fried Trout or their Orange Marmalade Roasted Chicken. These are just a few of the items from their dinner menu. Don’t tell your children, but Dominick’s offers them nutritious foods that they will enjoy. People in the know say that Dominick’s is Highlands’ hidden gem. Jeannie Chambers tells me that she and husband Tucker re-

ally enjoy Dominick’s for a quiet, relaxing dinner after a hectic week. Dr. Richard Carter says, “There’s no better place to find excellent food, at reasonable prices. I’ve tried their burgers, steaks, tacos and various sandwiches. They are all good.” It is always interesting to see the delicious Lunch Specials that Dominick’s offers. A great meal for an all-inclusive price. Open daily Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Dominick’s is located at 137 Main Street in Wright’s Square, Highlands. Call them at (828) 526-0527.

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10-10-10 at Bella’s Cafe

by Donna Rhodes

Bella’s Junction Café, located between Highlands and Clayton, Georgia, turns up the excitement of Sunday Brunch to 10 in October.

T o celebrate October, the 10th month of the year, Bella’s

Junction Cafe is having a 10-10-10 feast at Sunday brunch.

Here’s 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, Bella’s 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 Bella’s, save money, and feed the hungry --hungry you, and those less fortunate. It’s 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 con- diments: lettuce, tomato, sautéed onions, and all the obligato- ry 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

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45-minute devour limit has been raised to a full hour. If you can eat it all in 60 minutes it’s free with a Bella’s 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. They’ll be fasci- nated with the cows that graze near the restaurant. There’s 10 of them… another reason to celebrate October’s tens. Did I mention on a scale of one to ten, Bella’s is practically eleven? So check out Sundays at Bella’s. Brunch, with its mouthwa- tering waffles and scrumptious eggs Benedict, is served 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bella’s Junction Cafe is located at 20 Old Mud Creek Road off the Dillard Road, near the old Sinclair sign in Scaly Moun- tain (828) 526-0803. It’s 10 minutes away from practically ev- erything. 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!

for a full menu of fabulous food, breakfast starting at 8:00 a.m., lunch at 11:00 a.m.
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