As this inaugural edition of Saluda Lifestyles is
launched, Saluda is celebrating its 125th birthday.
Saluda citizens are proud of the town’s heritage and
are planning a special birthday party August 5
from 3 to 5 at McCreery Park.
Saluda Circa 1881
To mark Saluda’s centennial in 1981, two Saluda
residents, Charlene Pace and Anne Osborne,
published “Saluda, NC One Hundred Years 1881-
1981.” This book is chock full of historical
pictures of the people and places of Saluda. Due to
the demand for copies, it was reprinted in 1996 with
Volumes I and II combined. You can get a copy for
$25 at M.A. Pace General Store.
Historian Charlene Pace invites everyone to attend
her presentation, "Memories of Saluda," to be
held, Saturday, June 24, at 4:00pm, at the Saluda
Winners of Saluda's Third Art Festival
The Saluda Business Association extends
appreciation to all the artists and craftspeople who
participated in the third annual Saluda Arts Festival
Saturday, May 20.
Saluda Mayor, Lee Clippard presented the winners
with a check for $200 The “Best Booth”
went to "M" Rathsack (pictured above) of
Hendersonville, NC for her creative use of color and
design principles in the display of her art work.
The "Best of Show” went to Bill
Gramley of Clemmons, NC for his pastel artwork
Judges' Honorable Mention went to Janie Trouche,
Mt. Pleasant, SC for her oil painting entitled "Still
Life." Judges' Creative Picks went to Susan Waters,
Caroleen, NC for her creative glass designs and
Melissa Nelson, Horse Shoe, NC for her art pottery.
To see visual imagery of the arts festival, click on
the Saluda.com link provided in the "Quick Links" box.
"The mission of the Saluda Business Association is to
preserve and promote our natural assets. One of our
major economic assets is our art community and we
are pleased that our annual arts festival is becoming
a "popular choice" among artists," says Cathy
Jackson, spokesperson for the Saluda Business
Happenings and Events
Art Class by Karen Dickson at the Saluda Senior
June 1 at 2:00. Call Donna at 749-9245 for
Free tennis clinics by area pros for kids and
adults at Jackson Park, Hendersonville Saturday,
June 10 starting at 9:30. For more information call
Saluda Police invites everyone to a Retirement
Party for former Chief of Police, Kevin L. Phelps, June
12 at 7:00pm. Party will be on the top floor of the
Saluda Public Library.
Saluda Fine Arts 46 E Main Street Saluda invites
all to a Wine & Cheese Drop In Saturday, June 17
from 5 to 7 to meet the artists
Art Camp for kids is available at The Painting
Shed for kids six through 12. Classes are limited to
six children. For more information, call 828-698-
Top of the Mornin' Summer Music Camp July 10-
14 from 9-3. Violin, Viola, and Cello for 7-12 year old
students, guitar classes for beginners and
intermediate students, and orchestra. For more
information, call 828-749-4277.
Trash Train a dominoes game, is held at Saluda
Senior Center each Friday at 10 a.m. For more
information call 828-749-9245.
Saluda Senior Center Walking Group meets
Monday, Wednesday and Friday and walks for about
an hour. Anyone who wants to walk, meet at the
Senior Center at 9 a.m. For more information call
Donna at 828-749-9245.
Line dancing class is held each Monday at 9:30
a.m. at Saluda Center. For more information call 828-
Saluda Fine Arts is sponsoring "Summer Sunday
Art" every Sunday afternoon beginning June 25 to
September 24. Featuring the gallery artists, free
events will include exhibits of featured artist's work,
demonstrations, talks, discussions and mini-
Saluda Salutes Greg Granger
In memory of city employee, Greg Granger, who died
last August, a red bud tree was planted near the
Veteran's Memorial Monument. During the Memorial
Day Service on May 29, 2006, Mayor Lee Clippard
dedicated the tree and a marker to honor Greg's
service to the city. Pictured here is Greg's wife Milly
Granger with long-time friends who donated the
funds for the tree and marker.
Saluda Bulletin Board
A Service Directory
As a service to Saluda citizens, Cathy Jackson Realty
has published the “Saluda Bulletin Board.” This is a
directory of service providers that includes plumbers,
electricians, carpenters, builders, yard workers,
cleaning services plus more. To request a copy, click
on the link provided under “Quick Links" and send an
email with your mailing address.
On the move...The mumbling around town is
that the City Hall building is up for sale. Mayor Lee
Clippard confirms that the building is being appraised
so that they can determine a sales price. A
league of their own...a group of people meet at
the Presbyterian Church on Wednesday mornings at
8:30 to play golf. If you want to join them, just
The latest news and the unusual offerings provided by Saluda shops, restaurants, artists, and craftspeople
Frank & Amy's Front Porch Coffee Bar is now
serving Gelato....no it's not a new flavor of
coffee. "Gelato" is an Italian word for ice cream.
Created in northern Italy, it is known by its smooth
texture, rich and exquisite taste, and naturally low in
fat. Frank and Amy were also featured in the June
issue of "Our State" magazine on page 231. You can
check out their outdoor concert schedule by clicking
on the link in the "Quick Links" box.
Tosh's WhistleStop Cafe is starting an
outdoor concert series on Friday's at 7:00pm. On
stage in June are:
Joni and Rich Rauschenbach are rennovating turn-of-
the-century Saluda Inn. Reopening in July,
Saluda Inn will accommodate groups for reunions,
weddings, retreats, meetings and other activities.
- June 2 - The Buckerettes
- June 9 - Dave Turner
- June 16 - Terry Wetton
- June 23 - Michael Reno Harrell
- June 30 - John Fry and Chance Meeting
To accommodate the increase in customers,
Purple Onion has upgraded their outdoor
courtyard and added a new bar area inside which can
seat up to 10-12 people. Be sure to check their
music venue on Thursday and Saturday nights by
clicking on the link provided.
Eat BBQ from Green River BBQ and listen to live blue
grass music every Friday night from 7-10 at the
Saluda Mountain Jamboree .
Charlie Ward is selling boiled peanuts for
$3.00 and for fishing has redworms and night
crawlers for $2.25
Saluda Senior Center Needs Volunteers
The Saluda Senior Center provides many services to
the growing retirement community in Saluda.
Volunteers to provide these services are needed.
They encourage you to share your time to help
deliver meals on wheels or work in A Thrifty Barn
retail shop. Please contact Donna at 828-749-
From City of Saluda
Town News and Notes
The proposed 2006-2007 budget for the City of
Saluda has been presented to the Board of
Commissioners and is available for public inspection in
the City Hall from 8:30am to 4:30pm weekdays.
There will be a public hearing on Monday, June 12,
2006 at 6:00pm at the Saluda Public Library for the
purpose of discussing the proposed budget. Citizens
are invited to make written or oral comments.
There is a City Council Meeting to follow at 7:00pm
after the Public Hearing to consider adopting the
proposed 2006-2007 budget and consider adopting
the 2005-2006 budget reconciliation and
From Grateful Saluda Citizens:
"Kay and I were delighted to see that Salisbury
Ave has a street sign! And some holes on old
Macedonia have been patched. Please express our
thanks to those involved. We are most
appreciative. Also, please let me know if there is a
cost for us to share. Thanks again, Kay & Ken
"Robert and Jay....Thank you for a wonderful job
done on Chisholm St. and even after coming back
and blowing so well--one would never know anything
had been there before. Thanks so much, Margaret
"Thank you for helping me when I had plumbing
problems recently on Friendly Circle. I certainly
appreciated it, Mrs. Walter B. Brandon"