Winter Photo Cover Contest

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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

Ring Those Bells
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2016/11 - November
Highlands United Methodist Church’s Mountain Top Ringers will present their magnificent “Ring Christmas Bells.” The performances are open to the public.  more
Ringing in the Season
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2015/12 - December
Highlands United Methodist Church’s hand bell choir will present a Christmas Concert at 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 16. Everyone is invited to attend.  more
Rose to the Occasion
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2016/01 - Winter
Roses are a year-round favorite, yet take on even greater meaning in the winter months.  more
Santa Rules, and He Cooks
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2016/12 - December
At his busiest time of the year, Santa shares his favorite easy-to-make meal.  more
Savoring the Soul of Appalachia
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2017/01 - Winter
Old Edwards Inn and Spa devotes a weekend to honoring its local heritage through a celebration of food, drink and music.  more
Scenes from Highlands Food and Wine Festival
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2016/12 - December
During last month’s Food & Wine Festival, Highlands Chamber of Commerce reached for the stars and gracefully gifted our town with a weekend chock-full of wine, food, and music.   more
Simply Irresistible!
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2017/01 - Winter
Sure, it may be possible to resist the warmly seductive Friends of the Library Chocolate Cookoff, to be staged at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, February 18, at Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library. Why on earth would you want to?  more
Spring’s Spicy Crunch
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2017/03 - March
The gloriously simple flavor of the radish takes center stage in this purely Spring Salad.  more
Step Up to the “Plate”
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2016/11 - November
At the start of the Plateau’s season of quiet desperation, the Food Pantry of Highlands can use some generous supporters.  more
Surviving the Snow
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2016/03 - March
The arrival of Spring brings safer, happier days for the horses and a pair of enthusiastic volunteers.  more