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June 1, 2006
Saluda Celebrates 125 Years  

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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 Senior Center.

Winners of Saluda's Third Art Festival
Lee and M

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 entitiled "Sunflowers."

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 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 Association.

Happenings and Events
June Calendar

  • Art Class by Karen Dickson at the Saluda Senior June 1 at 2:00. Call Donna at 749-9245 for information.
  • 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 828-696-3030.
  • 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- 8088.
  • 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- 749-9245.
  • 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- workshops.

  • 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.

    Saluda Grapevine

    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 show up.

    Saluda Scoop
    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 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:

    • June 2 - The Buckerettes
    • June 9 - Dave Turner
    • June 16 - Terry Wetton
    • June 23 - Michael Reno Harrell
    • June 30 - John Fry and Chance Meeting
    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.

    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- 9245.

    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 amendments.

    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 Willingham."

    "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 and Dick"

    "Thank you for helping me when I had plumbing problems recently on Friendly Circle. I certainly appreciated it, Mrs. Walter B. Brandon"

    We trust you enjoyed this first edition of Saluda Lifestyles online magazine. Our mission is to provide information about what's going on in Saluda. We have also provided "Quick Links" as a convenience to link to other sites.We invite you to send us your news and give us feedback and observations so that you will enjoy receiving future issues.

    Warmest regards,

    Cathy Jackson
    Cathy Jackson Realty

    Phone: 828-749-3504