Winter Photo Cover Contest

We’re already planning our 2018 Winter Edition, and we’re saving a place for you.

Winter Vitamin Salad

Sunny, sweet and packed with goodness, this simple salad is the perfect tonic for listless winter days.

A Highlands Skate of Mind!

The Ice Rink at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park is unveiled in all its wintry glory this season.

Nature’s Own Tree Ornament

Its bold scarlet splash of color amidst a gray forest landscape has made the Cardinal a beloved Plateau resident.

A Beautiful Challenge

There’s no respite in the level of care given to the animals of the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society, despite a winter’s pause in adoptions.


Ask anyone who lives on the Plateau and they’ll eagerly tell you why all four seasons are glorious! Winter views, spring wildflowers, summer hikes and waterfalls, and autumn leaves. There is something here that speaks to the heart of the nature lover all year long. Wiinter activities take on a magical quality. Spring and summer months bring bounteous blooms. Apples, glowing leaves, and craft fairs are here during autumn. Search below for seasonal favorites.

Seasons Results

A Merry March
Published on
2016/11 - November
The 42nd Annual Cashiers Christmas Parade will be staged at noon Saturday, December 10. There’s still plenty of room for entries of all sorts. Call (828) 743-5191 for more information.  more
A Need for Hospice Care
Published on
2016/09 - September
Paoletti’s Restaurant is offering a marvelously indulgent dinner for the construction of a hospice house in this corner of Western North Carolina, September 28. For reservations and more information, call (828) 526-4906.  more
A New Leaf
Published on
2016/01 - Winter
Metalsmith Elizabeth Haskins’ timeless creations are infused with a spiritual dimension.  more
A Night to Remember
Published on
2015/01 - Winter
Bring on the Bubbly! Old Edwards Inn & Spa’s Laurent-Perrier Champagne Dinner, set for Friday, January 23, is an irresistible celebration of this most joyous beverage.   more
A Painter's Path
Published on
2015/04 - April
An eye for color and the magic of light give local artist Janet Curtis’ dazzling creations an unmistakable, transcendent quality.  more
A Perfect Family Estate
Published on
2015/11 - November
Packed with charm, this grand estate mirrors the gracious living of early Highlands.  more
A Place for Reflection
Published on
2016/09 - September
Blue Star Ranch offers carefully guided courses of discovery using a variety of techniques and coaches, including equines.  more
A Quarter Century of Support
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The vital mission of Carpe Diem Farms relies upon a herd of wise horses and a dedicated backstop of volunteers and donors.  more
A Reason to Smile
Published on
2016/07 - July
Dr. Paul DeCarlo’s selfless service to his community is the embodiment of the ideals of his profession.  more
A Reel Experience
Published on
2015/04 - April
The spirit of Jack Cabe thrives on the banks of local streams during the Three River Fly Fishing Tournament, set for April 30-May 2.   more