Mark your Calendar for these Upcoming Parades in Cashiers and Highlands NC

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Stay tuned for Holiday festivities in the Cashiers/Highlands NC area this year.  Throughout the region parades will be the center of attraction and you’ll want to mark your calendar for these special events.  The Jackson County NC parades begin on November 29th with Franklin NC’s “Christmas in the Mountains;” this event will be on Highlands Road and participants are directed …

Relay for Life 2010 Events to be Held in Cashiers and Highlands NC

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In 2010, Cashiers and Highlands will be holding Relay for Life events, as recently reported in the Crossroads Chronicle news.  This year, the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life raised nearly $100,000 in support of cancer research and patient services in both Macon and Jackson NC counties.  But according to new requests, this Mountain Top event will have a change …

Highlands NC’s Rich History Earns two New Historical Markers

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The Highlands North Carolina area is noted for its unique history, and in the spirit of recognizing and preserving that history, a couple new historical markers will be placed in key areas. One of the markers acknowledges Andre Michaux’s study to revive French forests and gardens; after being commissioned by King Louis XVI on June 15, 1787, Michaux found himself …

Folkmoot Festival is Underway in NC

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The famous international Folkmoot Festival is underway in NC.  The Festival started off with interactive family performances on July 15 with an event each day since then, ending on July 26th.  This unique festival experience in NC is a chance for a variety of different cultures to represent themselves in the performance arts, and the hard work of each individual …

The 18th Annual Golf and Gala Event to Help Raise funds for a new Hospice

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The 18th annual Charitable Classic Golf and Gala event to be held at the beginning of September 2009 is now looking for sponsors.  For 17 consecutive years, this unique Golf and Gala event has helped raise funds for new programs, facilities and updated technologies for the Haywood Regional Medical Center Foundation.  This year, the Haywood Regional Medical Center Foundation would like …

Fun Festivals Coming Up in June in the Jackson County NC area

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Several Festivals are in store for Jackson County NC in the coming week.  This Saturday, May 30 is The Cherokee Strawberry Festival from 9am to 2 pm which will feature story-telling, a talent show, dancing and singing, as well as various homemade products with Strawberries as the key ingredient; admission is free of charge at the Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds. …

North Carolina’s Official International Festival is Coming July 2009

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The 2009 Folkmoot Festival has recently finalized their official schedule and tickets are currently on sale.  The Folkmoot is one of three international folk festivals in the US and will feature over 300 dancers and musicians from all over the world.  Performers from such places as Serbia, Mexico, Netherlands, Kenya, Romania, Israel, Greece, India, and Spain will be coming to …

Memorial Weekend Activities in Highlands include A Collective Spirits Wine Festival

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Tickets are on sale now for Highlands’ third annual Collective Spirits wine festival, set for May 29-30.  A fundraiser for The Bascom, the wine festival is the first event to be held in the art center’s new six-acre, “green,” architect-designed facility in Highlands. Featured activities include: * Grand wine tasting featuring more than 100 domestic and  international wines * Silent …

New Library in Jackson County NC will Retain Original Historic Look

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The new library complex in Jackson County NC is slated to be completed in 2010 as a shining example of modern Main Street’s redevelopment; despite usual worries about modernizing projects being more costly than just constructing a new building, this case proved to make economical as well as historical sense for the community. The historic courthouse is 95 years old …