Joe Adams
Saluda Lifestyles
Where Time Stands Still
February 1, 2008 
In This Issue
Senior Center
Saluda School Calendar
Saluda Library
Saluda Church Services
Meetings to Remember
Saluda Fire Department
The Women's Club of Saluda
Saluda Garden Club
Saluda Community Land Trust
A Special Note of Thanks
Polk County Emergency
City Notes
Snowfall in Saluda
What's Happening
Joe Adams - The Whole House Was Vibrating
Senior Center Gets Donation
Saluda Scoop
2008 Saluda Arts Festival
Quick Links
Request NEW UPDATED Saluda Service Directory Available
Music and Entertainment
The Purple Onion
Area News Media
Tryon Daily Bulletin
Saluda Property & Real Estate
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Offered at $287,014

6.34 Acres on Valhalla Ridge in Bear Creek-Great Views
21.34 Acres Overlooking Lake Hosea and Greenville Watershed
Follow Lake Hosea around and then go straight up to the top of the mountain. Three or four building sites with long range views. Borders Greenville Watershed. Offered at $655,140 - MLS#383813
Saluda Lifestyles
Past Issues of Saluda Lifestyles
Saluda Senior Center
New Senior CenterSenior Center is open to the public and welcomes all Saluda citizens (at any age) to join in the activities and programs offered.
Monday Activities Schedule
9:00 NIA
9:30 Walking Group
9:30 Line dancing
12:30 Yoga
Tuesday Activities Schedule
10:00 Bridge
2:15 Chair Exercise
5:30 Yoga
Wednesday Activities Schedule
9:30 Walking Group
10:00 Trash Train
12:30 Gentle Yoga
5:30 Vinyasa Yoga
Thursday Activities Schedule
9:30 Knitting Group
5:30 Vinyasa Yoga
6:45 Beginner's meditation
February 14
-2:30 Board Meeting.
Friday Activities Schedule
9:30 Walking Group
10:00 Trash Train
10:00 Chair Exercise
February 8- Birthday Celebration. 
Saturday, February 23
12:00pm - Shitaki Mushroom Workshop @SSC
Sunday Activities
9:15 Silent meditation
The Senior Center serves warm nutritious lunches Monday through Friday from 11:30-12:30 at a cost of $3.00 a person and for senior's, a contribution would be appreciated.

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.
For more information about activities at Saluda Senior Center call Donna at 828-749-9245.
Basement Sale at A Thrifty Barn first and third Saturdays of the month.........great bargains!
Saluda School Calendar

Saluda School


Walk to School February 1

Saluda Community Library
Paul Koenen


Computer Classes have started up again at the library every Monday 1-3. Learn how to use email, browse the Internet, and other fun computer programs.
Bouncing Babies activities for 0 to 18 months Fridays, 11:00-11:30am.

For more information about programs at the library, call 828-749-2117.

Painting of the Saluda Library by Paul Koenen and can be purchased at Saluda Fine Arts. A percentage of the proceeds go to the Saluda Library.
Saluda Church Services

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Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
The Reverend Paula C. Morton
8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist - Rite I
9:15 a.m. - Sunday School
10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist - Rite II with music.
Check their website for more programs and schedule changes Transfiguration

Saluda Presbyterian
The Reverend Gene Witherspoon
Adult SS 10:00 am
Worship Service 11:00 am

Saluda First Baptist Church
Welcome new pastor, David Webb
SS 9:45 am
Worship Service 11 am & 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm

Saluda Methodist Church
The Reverend Tony Sayer
SS 10:00 am
Worship Service 11:00 am

Meetings to Remember
Saluda Democrats are holding a precint meeting to plan for this year's important elections.  Meeting is February 3 at 3:00pm upstairs in the Saluda Library.  All democrats are invited to attend.
Town Council meets second Monday of the month at 7:00pm in the meeting room above the Saluda Library.
Saluda Business Association's next regular monthly meeting will be Tuesday, February 5 at 5:30pm in the meeting room at the Saluda Public Library.
Saluda Community Land Trust meets every third Wednesday at 3 at the meeting room at the Saluda Public Library.  For information please call Betsy Burdett at 828-749-2161.
Saluda Planning Board meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the meeting room of the Saluda Public Library. 
Leading to arrest and conviction of stolen yard art decoration items:  birdhouses, iron flowers, iron bench.
Call Saluda Police Department with any information. 828-749-2691.

Saluda Fire Department Wins Grant from FEMA

Saluda Volunteer Fire & Rescue was one of 15 fire departments in North Carolina to receive funding during a recent round of grants awarded by the  U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Read more Tryon Daily Bulletin.

The Women's Club of Saluda



Women's Club of Saluda

Invites you to visit us at one of our meetings.


We are a service/social organization dedicated to helping Saluda become an even better place to live.  We include year-round residents and part-timers of all ages.  We work to raise money to support our projects and have a little fun along the way.  Our primary goal is to provide scholarships to deserving Saluda students.  In addition, we support the Medical Center, the Fire Dept. and the Senior Center--all in Saluda, as well as other deserving organizations.


If you'd like to come see what we are all about, please visit one of our meetings.  We welcome visitors each month.  Please call Marti Wells at 749-9538 for details.  


Next Meeting

Feb. 8, 10 am

Presbyterian Church on Greenville Street


Program:  Lisa Krolak from Save Our Slopes

Saluda Garden Club

Recently seen in a magazine was a story on gardening mentors.  Obviously this suggests that more experienced gardeners assist and advise novices or those who would like to know more.  Great idea!  The following paragraph, however, proceeded to list the charges per hour of these mentors.  The old adage must be true:  There are no free lunches.  The new adage:  There are no free mentors either. 


What spirit of community we would have if Saluda had free mentors for our residents who want to learn!  We would make new friends and have an even more beautiful town.

If you would like to be a mentor to someone in this community, just let us know.  We could get a good thing going!  Sometimes even the best news travels fast, especially if you tell those of us in the club who want to learn too.  As they say on the tv marathons:  Pick up that phone, dial that number (749-5971) and become a mentor for a would-be gardener.


The next meeting of the Saluda Garden Club will be February 18th, 10:00 a.m. at the Public Library.  This first meeting of the year we will be planning for the summer and we welcome any who would like to join us. 


Tip of the month: When planting in large containers, use 100% hardwood charcoal. It reduces the amount of soil needed, improves drainage, is lightweight and can be reused from season to season.  Sure beats those "white peanuts."



Submitted By Sandra Rocks

Saluda Community Land Trust, Inc.

What is it?


The Saluda Community Land Trust, Inc. (also known as "SCLT," pronounced "skillet") is a local organization formed to preserve the traditional rural character of the greater Saluda area. 


Who are we?


We, the members of SCLT, are your neighbors, acquaintances, and friends.  We became members by simply paying the small annual membership fee.  Every member is entitled to vote at our open meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month at 3 o'clock at the Saluda Library.


Memberships are open to all, annually renewable, and cost $25.00 per year.


What does SCLT do?


We work to preserve the local lands through conservation easements and/or obtaining lands, thus inhibiting the kind of rampant development which has overtaken so many of our neighboring communities.  We work toward the development of greenways and corridors, safe places to walk, such as those that the Saluda School children may take to school and back. We also support traditional agricultural land uses such as working forests and family owned farms and gardens,  protecting those lands by helping the landowners garner some income from their lands while creating local markets for the benefit of the whole community.


What are we doing now?


At present, and still in our infancy, we are working on easements and acquisitions that would protect more than a hundred acres in the Saluda area.  We are processing the multitude of grant applications to obtain funding from the State of N.C. for those easements, which would allow us to achieve our goal of protecting Saluda's rural character.


We are applying for funds to develop a plan that would create not only a safe corridor for children to walk to the Saluda School, but also for neighbors of all ages to walk in various sections of the greater Saluda area.  We are also applying for funds to create an educational working forest on that trail system.   We urge others to join us to enhance our sense of community  and to empower all residents to use their voices to guide the future of our community.



Saluda Community Land Trust, Inc.

PO Box 732

Saluda, NC 28773



Note:  We will meet at the Saluda Library at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, February 6th and 20th 


salvation armyA Special Note of Thanks

We extend our sincere appreciation to Robert Pace for his kindness, support, and his encouragement during this Christmas season as we located the Salvation Army Kettle at M.A. Pace's Store on Main Street.  Likewise we offer a belated public thank you to Judy and Charlie Ward for their whole hearted support last Christmas season.  Also to the caring citizens of Saluda and to our many visitors we say "thank you" for your generosity and your many words of support as all join together helping the Salvation army as they assist those less fortunate.  May God bless you one and all and pray we all have a very happy new year.
Saluda Masonic Lodge
PO Box 211
Saluda, NC  28773
Polk County Emergency Planning Committee - Needs Your Help
 Polk County Emergency Services is in the process of developing a registry of people with special medical needs who may require special assistance in the event of a disaster. To compile this information they have prepared a brochure, "Disaster Planning for Special Medical Needs" which they would like to get into the community.
To find out where to get these brochures please call Sandra G. Halford at Polk County Emergency Services 828-894-3067 or email to
City Notes

The Saluda Board of Commissioners passed the long-awaited proposed revisions of the city's zoning ordinance.

Part of the proposed ordinance change is the addition of a multiple use commercial district, called a C-3 buffer district. In a voluntary annexation, the city has gained a little over half an acre just outside city limits in the Ozone Drive Corridor area to establish a C-3 district.


Other commercial districts include the city's historical commercial district (C-H), downtown restricted commercial use district (C-1) and restricted commercial use district (C-2).

Provision included in the revised ordinance is the prohibition in C-H, C-1 and C-2 districts of the following uses:
High impact land uses
Sexually oriented businesses, tattoo parlors and body piercing establishments
Junk yards and storage trailers and storage containers not subject to being registered and licensed by the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles
This prohibition means that such uses would be allowed only in the new C-3 district.

Several additions to the city's sign provisions are included in the new proposal, including several restrictions for C-1 and C-H districts. Under the proposal, pole signs would not be allowed in the C-H district and in the C-1 district shall be no higher than 12 feet above the ground. Signs in the C-H and C-1 districts would be restricted to a maximum of 32 square feet.

Businesses in the C-1 and C-H districts are limited to one square foot of signage per lineal foot of building frontage upon any public or private road access, provided no sign exceeds the maximum size. No off-premise advertising or directional signs or portable advertising or directional signs would be permitted.

Provisions are included for lighting and landscaping, including that ten percent of the total parking area must be landscaped in the C-2 district. Landscaping requirements would apply to new commercial construction and to renovation or repair of a commercial building where the cost exceeds 60 percent of the value of the building prior to renovation.

The new 40+-page zoning ordinance is available and can be requested and sent via email by contacting Doris Marion at 828-749-2581  or email

Snowfall in Saluda

Joe AdamsAfter several seasons with little or no snow, Saluda residents were excited to see the snow-covered hills in Saluda. A fast-moving winter storm left about six inches of snow and more than 10 days later there's still snow on the ground. This picture was taken by Carey and Beverly Pickard.
Here are other photo ops during the snowfall.
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Fog and Snow
By Debbie Johnson
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Creek in Rixhaven
By Jon Wakeman
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Snow on the Tracks
By Carey & Beverly Pickard
Joe AdamsCity Snowman
By Carey & Beverly Pickard
Joe AdamsLake Sheila
By Cathy Jackson
What's Happening
purple onion
The Purple Onion
Fred Whiskin is on the piano every Friday night at 7pm. Check out the Purple Onion's Thursday and Saturday night line up by clicking on the link provided in Quick Links.
February starts the Sunday Concert Series with Greg Trooper's folk songs. Please call for reservations at 828-749-1179. 
The Church of the Transfiguration is holding a Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday, February 5 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  Everyone is invited.  Click on their website to check out other programs and schedules.Transfiguration
Valentine's Weekend Escape orchard inn living room(February 14, 15 and 16) at the Orchard Inn

Relax and unwind with your valentine in our quiet, romantic setting. Your weekend promises to be rejuvenating. Upstairs Room for two nights, $290*, or Thursday night only for $145*. Optional five-course dinner with complimentary champagne (available all three nights), $99* per couple per evening.


Shakespeare Weekend (February 29-31)


Sit by the fireplace with award-winning professor, Dr. Pamela Macfie (University of the South: Sewanee, TN), as she brings Shakespeare to life with her captivating teaching style. Dinner for two both evenings, breakfasts, program, and one upstairs room for two nights, $400*.


Wine Weekend (March 7-9)


Tour some of the world's best vineyards -- right in our living room! A weekend of fabulous food and fine wine awaits. Please call for details: 1-800-581-3800.


*Prices do not include tax and gratuity.


The Oaks Bed and Breakfast Valentines Rose RoomSpecial


After all, everyday should be Valentines Day!!  Being that Valentine's Day falls on a Thursday this year, we would like to encourage everyone to fan the flames of love anytime through the entire month of February.  Select a time when they least expect it and book a romantic visit to The Oaks Bed and Breakfast in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.


Just to insure that you will make more than romantic mountain memories, for all our guests staying for two nights or more, we would like to include a chilled bottle of sparkling wine with two glasses, a complimentary selection of artisan chocolates and a spray of fresh flowers. . .  And if you decide to extend your stay, we will offer you a 10% discount on all additional nights.  All this, plus a full gourmet breakfast served each morning.


We would LOVE to help with any suggestions for a special dinner, spa appointments, local vineyard tours, tickets to the Biltmore Estates, shopping and visits to any of the area attractions.


Make plans NOW for you and your special someone to celebrate Valentine's Day through the entire month of February at The Oaks Bed and Breakfast.


Dale and Donna Potruski




The Green River Boys are back at Shaffer's Roadside Grill (formerly City Club and Grill).  They are scheduled to perform February 8 and 22 at 6:00pm.  Check their schedule at  Green River Boys.
Curtis Wright Outfitters will hold Beginner's Fly Tying Class at Curtis Wright Outfitters on Main Street each Saturday 10:30 am in Februrary with at least two registrants.
Beginner's Fly Fishing Classes will be held each Saturday a 1:30 pm in February with at least two registrants.
To reserve a place contact them at 828-749-3444 or visit their web page at
Curtis Wright Outfitters.

Saluda Mountain JamboreeSaluda Mountain Jamboree  

A busy February schedule is shaping up for The Saluda Mountain Jamboree.  On Saturday, February 2nd the Jamboree is throwing a "Mardi Gras" party.  A fun type of evening to keep the winter hum-drums from getting to us.  There will be masks, beads, a few Jesters, maybe a King Cake!  A good time to dress-up or just come as you are.  The admission will be regular price of $8.00 and it will be a great time to round-up your friends and get out of the house.  The live performing band will be "Southern Pointe".


Then on February 9th, we are going to switch gears and go for an evening that will be a little more on the romantic side. The theme will be a Sweetheart Dance in celebration of Valentine's Day. "Southern Pointe" will be here for that evening of sweet and spicy music.


Another great band will be on the stage February 16th.  "Common Ground" will be providing the live music and entertainment.  This band is made up of experienced musicians and vocalists from the Hendersonville area and I bet you will recognize them, because they have performed at several other venues, special events and festivals in the surrounding area. Come "Dance To The Beat" with "Common Ground" on February 16th.


Then to wrap up the month of February, "Legacy", one of the favorite bands will be here on February 23rd, for the regular "Dance To The Beat" party.


On March 1st, The Annual Winter Clogging Invitational Competition will take place all day and evening. The competition starts at 9:00 am and continues until all teams have performed and the awards are given.  The public is invited to come watch these teams compete.  There will NOT be a dance that night. This event is going to be even larger than last year with more teams competing and more dance routines to be judged.


Keep in touch with all the happenings at The Jamboree by visiting their website: and make every Saturday night a special night At The Saluda Mountain Jamboree.


Please keep watch for all the news and schedules by looking at the website: The Jamboree is now working on a "Myspace" page on the internet.  Check this out at: 
The doors open at 7:00 pm and the music is 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm.  More information at the web Saluda Mountain Jamboree or call 828-749-3676.
Random Arts

The Book Art Group, at Random Arts, will be honored at the  Arts Council of Henderson County with a showing of the group's hand crafted books that will begin with a wine and hors'devours reception from 5:30-7:00 pm on Friday, February 1st. 2008.


Members of the group, present and past will have their work included in this show along with a very special guest artist, Savannah Canfield. Savannah was the group's very first book arts teacher here 11 years ago when she started us out with the basic bookmaking skills with post note books, Japanese stab binding books and folded origami books.  It only seemed appropriate to honor her with this opportunity to show the many books that she has created over the years and to thank her publicly for all that she has contributed to the group's book world as we know it today.


Please mark your calendar for Friday, February 1st from 5:30 - 7:00 pm and join us for a very special evening. This event is held at the Skyland Arts Center on Main Street in Hendersonville, NC


Along with this special event, Janet Lasher, book/fiber/fabric & surface design artist from Charlotte, NC will be there to celebrate our show, and to be here in on the next day, February 2nd, to teach an exquisitely embellished, hand bound journal that has been shown in Cloth Paper Scissors & Quilting Arts magazine.


We are so excited that Janet agreed to share her time with us at both events. Anyone interested in joining Janet in Saluda for that class, please visit Random Arts for the details. Cost is $105.00 and includes a catered lunch and Janet's kit fee for the class. 

Random Arts published 2008 Workshop Schedule:

Feb 2nd - Janet Lasher -Embellished Hand Bound Journal

March 1st.
Lisa Blackwell - PMC pendant
March 29th -
Kristi Steiner - TBA

April 11th - 13th  Charlotte Quilt Show - Charlotte, NC
April 19th - Voice of Angels Charm Bracelet - Louise McClure
April 26th - Savannah's Egyptian Single Needle Coptic Book

May 3rd, Art and Soul Retreat - Hampton, VA
May 8, 9, 10 -
Michael DeMeng TBA

June 13, 14 -
Katie Kendrick
Mixed Media Wall Hanging
Whimsical Art Dolls

June 28th - Kristi Steiner TBA

July 18th - 20th
Tracie Huskamp
Painted Nature Fabrics
Funky Fusion Photo House
July 28th - Louise McClure - Jewlery Artist (Details TBA)

Sept 6 & 7th - Believe in Yourself Retreat - Blowing Rock
Sept 21st - 28th Italy Discovery Tours with Kristi Steiner - Jane
Sept 21-26 - Orvieto, Italy - Jane teaches "Up Above the World So High" painted pedestal book.

Workshops will be added as instructors set dates. Please check Random Arts updates and register early for upcoming classes.

Winter Classes by Tryon Painters & Sculptors started.  Classes meet for eight weeks at the Tryon Fine Arts Center.  All classes are $80 unless otherwise noted.  Non-members please add $40 for membership.  For more information or to enroll call Dick Neff at 864-895-7945.
Winter Schedule
Free Open Studios for Members - Mon & Fri - 9-4
Figure Drawing/Dick Neff - Tues 9-12
Oil Painting/Beverly Pickard - Tues 1-4
Sculpture Sampler/Seagroves,Wuerfel,Hayes - Tues 9-12
Fun with Clay/Carey (4 weeks-starts 2/4) Tues 1-4 ($40+$10 Materials)
Oriental Brushwork/Henry - Wed 9-12
Collage/Lertora - Wed 1-4
Drawing on Right Side of Brain/Bashon - Wed 7-10
Mixed Media/Ryan - Thu. 9-12
Drop-In Figure Drawing/No Instructor - Thu 7-10 (Members $10, Non Members $15)
Drawing on Right Side of Brain/Bashon - Sat 9-12


Joe AdamsJim Carson Outdoor Painting Workshop--Jim Carson will hold his spring "plein air" oil and acrylic workshop, entitled "Painting Fast And Loose/ Eliminating The Unnecessary" in Saluda, on Thursday - Saturday, June 5 - June 7. The outdoor workshop will focus on simplifying large shapes and applying paint quickly and confidently, with an emphasis on color harmony, painterly marks and composition. The cost of the workshop is $300, which includes a "get acquainted" gathering at Carson's home on Wed. night, June 4. For more information, visit Jim Carson or call 828 749-3702.  Carson is represented locally in Hendersonville by Wickwire Gallery.

The Whole House Was Vibrating
by author Joe Adams


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For two days I felt this vibration.  I'm deaf so I couldn't hear anything but the house was vibrating as if we were living in a trailer during an earthquake.  Finally I went upstairs to investigate.  My wife was in her office shredding everything in sight.  She had bought a heavy duty shredder and was systematically eliminating every evidence that we existed.


She claimed she was protecting us from identity theft.  But I tried to tell her if she shredded everything, we wouldn't know who we were.  She said in a couple of years we wouldn't know anyway and she wasn't so sure I even knew now.


But I hated seeing all the stuff shredded--she was loving the whirring of the shredder and

kept stuffing things into it.


"Is that our marriage license you have there?" I asked.


She said "Sure.  We don't need it.  We've been married more than 50 years and nobody has ever asked to see it.  Besides, it's written in German and no one could read it anyway."


I tried to tell her that she might have to show it to get all my goodies when I die.  But she said she planned to shred any of my goodies that would fit in the shredder.  The woman has gone crazy.  She did the same thing last year with dozens of photo albums.  She ripped out pictures of our daughters and gave them to each of them.  The rest she was going to throw away.   Fortunately I was able to get them away from her.  I know that in a few years I probably won't remember who the people are (there's some now that I don't recognize!) but the photos are hard evidence that we had a life...and in all of the pictures, we were smiling.


She says people always smile when they see a camera and it doesn't mean we were having

a good time just because we were smiling.  I suppose she's right.  A camera does sort of

say, "Cheese." 


But I love the photo's like a stroll down memory lane.  I also have a drawer full of pictures that people have sent me at Christmas time...mainly photos of their kids at various ages.  I never throw any of them away.  I may need to lock them up now that The Grim Shredder is in the house.  I don't recognize a lot of these people already, but it's a good mental game to try to figure out who they are.  I have a Chinese friend so I can always recognize her daughter, Gloria.  And I have pictures of her from age one until she just got ready to go to Harvard.


They sell a lot of shredders at Staples so my wife probably isn't the only one that's into shredding.  My wife shreds all of our junk mail, which doesn't seem necessary.  But she

doesn't want anybody stealing our name and address either...or the fact that we buy cheap

clothes from Haband.


I guess I should be more concerned about identify theft but the world has tried to give me so many other things to be fearful about, I'm afraid I'll start shaking like that shredder.  I'm really not afraid of anything...and I don't want to start.


"I'm coming into your room next," my wife yells and I'm shredding all those old newspaper clippings you have from junior high."


"Those are MY clippings!" I yell back.  "They're the first things that I wrote for publication and you might need them if someone wants to do my life story."


"You were the editor of the newspaper," she said, "And that's the only reason they got published." 


She's right about that.  But what's the point of being editor if you can't publish your own stuff.


If you enjoy Joe's column in Saluda Lifestyles, please let him know. You can email him at

Saluda Senior Center Gets Donation for Media Equipment

The Saluda Senior Center received a check in January form the Modern Woodmen of America's matching fund program to help purchase media equipment for the center's educational learning center.  Modern Woodmen local member, Sonja Monts helped make the $2500 match possible.  The Senior Center raised funding through a silent auction for the Woodmen's to match.  Faye Fish of Modern Woodmen delivered the check to the Board of Directors.  Read more in Blue Ridge Now
Saluda Scoop
The latest news and the unusual offerings provided by Saluda shops, restaurants, artists, and craftspeople
subwaySaluda's first franchised opened in January and is doing a brisk business.  Hours are 7:00am to 10:00pm.

Joe AdamsWe have a new entrepreneur in Saluda.  Melissa Rose has started a new business venture, Carolina Design Technology.  She can help you with:

Logo DESIGN?          Website...  Business Cards...  Post Cards...

TECHNOLOGY help?   Computer Repair...  Troubleshooting...  Consultation...


She Will Create!

Graphics:       Identify package, logos, brochures, catalogs, calendars, post cards, direct mail, and more.

Websites:      Maintenance, hosting, updates, design, develop, market, promote, and search engine optimization.


She can get you Connected!

Home, Small Business, and Wireless Networking Solutions


Spyware / Viruses

Keep snoops out of your information and protected from corruption.


Troubleshooting -Quirky internet or computer behavior?

Repair / Tune-Up - Computer running slower than usual?

New Systems -Time for a bit of the new tech?

Consultation & Education


Please give Melissa a call at 828.221.0608 or email at
Professionals are choosing Saluda in which to live and work making Saluda's economy stronger. Please support your local service providers whenever possible. 

Heartwood is having an annual winter sale Joe Adamsoffering 25-50% off select jewelry and pottery. Good deals on beautiful American craft! Heartwood Gallery

Larry and Debbie Jackson at Thompson's Store are at it again.  This time they are giving away 2 pounds of chocolate--just in time for Valentine's.  You can register for this free chocolate with a $10 purchasing.
Now's the time to learn new ideas on your gardening, decorating, and cooking.  The Gardner's Cottage has a huge inventory of books on these subjects with huge discounts. 

Saluda residents, John and Jan Belleme have written five books on Japanese cuisine and its health benefits. Their latest book, published late last year, is called "Japanese Foods That Heal." Read about them and their Japanese lifestyle in Tryon Daily Bulletin.

green river adventures logoGreen River Adventures has partnered with Diamond Brand Outdoors to manage

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the retail outdoor gear business.  Green River Adventures will do what they do best-that is, teach kayaking and Diamond Brand will bring in their inventory and manage the retail end of the business.  Read more about this win-win partnership at Blue Ridge Now.

Click on images to access their websites.
Purple Power Comes to Saluda!

There is a great deal of media coverage and Internet information on the benefits of drinking juice derived from the amazing, deep purple berry, acai (ah-sah-'ee) that is coming to worldwide recognition as a SUPERFOOD.  The berry grows only in Amazonia (the rainforest area) in Brazil atop palm trees unique to that location.  The company, Mona-Vie, is harvesting, freeze-drying, and then blending this fruit, rich in anti-oxidants and phytonutrients (plus 18 other fruits from around the world) into their juice blend.  Mona-Vie, the fastest growing privately owned company in America, is having a positive impact on Brazil's economics, and, through their M.O.R.E Project is improving daily lives in Brazil and, through their product, the world including Saluda, NC.  


Exciting for Saluda, as the juice is only available through Independent Distributors, is that quite a few "locals" are enjoying its benefits and sharing it in our community.  A non-alcoholic aperitif will soon be added to one of our local premier restaurant's beverage menu for your enjoyment. We'll clue you in where to go next month!


To try out a sample the juice and try adding it to your daily nutrition to promote wellness please contact Brandon Reynolds at

2008 Saluda Arts & Music Festival
Call for Participation
Joe AdamsThe Saluda Business Association is pleased to announce that the 5th annual Saluda Arts Festival will be Saturday, May 17 from 10am to 6pm.  Artists and artisans are invited to submit applications to participate before April 1, 2008. More information and applications are available on For more information, please contact Cathy Jackson at 828-817-2876.
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Cathy Jackson
Cathy Jackson Realty