Joe Adams
Saluda Lifestyles
Where Time Stands Still
September 1, 2008 
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In This Issue
Saluda School
Senior Center Schedule
Senior Center News
Saluda Library
Saluda Church Services
Saluda Classifieds
Cardboard Recycling
Mandatory Water Restrictions
Saluda Garden Club
The Women's Club of Saluda
Meetings to Remember
Saluda in the News
NC Apple Festival
Letter from a Reader
An Era Passed
Charlie Ward's Saluda Pig Out
What's Happening
Joe Adams - Get That Man Out of the Kitchen!
Saluda Scoop
Labor Day - 2nd Annual Buffalo Dance
Art Clues
The Mystery Weed
A Morning Stroll
Tryon Fine Arts Center
New In-Home Cooking Services
Saluda Community Land Trust
Tour de Falls - Dupont Forest
Love Event for Pooh's Family
Dancing at Saluda Senior Center
Quick Links
Request NEW UPDATED Saluda Service Directory Available
Music and Entertainment
The Purple Onion
Area News Media
Tryon Daily Bulletin
Saluda Lifestyles
Past Issues of Saluda Lifestyles

Saluda Property & Real Estate

What a Great Time to Purchase Your Saluda Home!  Prices have corrected and now is the time to take Advantage of this Buyer's Market!
Click on the Pictures to get more information about these properties.
steikes front view
Beautiful Country Setting
Great Family Home on 2.5 acres.
4BR/4.5BA/ 3078SF
weaver house
Log Home in Gated Community
 3BR/2.5BA, 1910SF, 1 acre,
2-car garage, front porch & back deck
blue ridge front 
Blue Ride Log Cabin on
White Oak Mountain
2BR/2BA, 1146 SF .99 Acres
Raw Land and Lots
Eagle's Rest Subdivision
 Modular Homes Allowed
 9 Lots ranging from $42,000-$49,900 - 3 miles from I-26
Owner Financing Available
Through September Seller Pays Closing Cost! 
Thompson's Ridge Subdivision
Labor Day Special
12% discount on lots 3,4,5, and 6 for the entire month of September.
Ranging from $65,000 to $85,000
25.9 Acres of Level Land with 19,000 acre preserve bordering one side. Creeks and springs.
2.07 Acres with Fantastic Views Near Downtown Saluda
Mountain Vista View Lots
Lot 19-2.77 Acres MLS#411784  $199,000
Lot 9-2.77 Acres MLS#413190 $165,000
Lot 23-1.07 Acres MLS#418414 $145,000
Saluda School
  Joe Adams
September 1 - Labor Day Holiday---No school
September 12-26 - PTSO Fundraiser:  Magazine Sale!!! If you have a magazine to renew, please do so through the school.  You may ask a student or come by the secretary's office to complete the renewal process or to order new magazines!
September 24 -  Fall School Pictures

new science room

Saluda Elementary School's faculty and staff welcomed students and parents at "Meet the Teacher Night" on Thursday, August 21 from 5:30-7:00pm.  Students excitedly explored the new science room throughout the evening.  Shown above, investigating seashells using a giant magnifier, are Brianna Richardson, Dylan Stepp, Caelum McCall and Holly Obermiller.

To see Saluda School's supply list please click here Saluda School Supplies List and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
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
10:00 Line dancing
12:30 Yoga
September 1 - Closed for Labor Day
Tuesday Activities Schedule
10:00 Bridge
2:15 Chair Exercise
4:00 Guided meditation-Byron Katie Workshop
5:30 Yoga
Wednesday Activities Schedule
10:00 Trash Train
12:30 Gentle Yoga
5:30 Gentle Yoga
Thursday Activities Schedule
9:30 Knitting Group
1:00 Computer Class
5:30 Gentle Yoga
September 11  -2:30 Board Meeting
September 25 - 7-8:30pm Wii Bowling 
Friday Activities Schedule
10:00 Trash Train
10:00 Chair Exercise
September 12 - Birthday Celebration.  
September 26 - 6:30 Movie Night - "Master and Commander"
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.
 Note: Basement Sale at A Thrifty Barn is 2nd and 4th Saturday in July.
Duck Alley Donates Bench
Win a handcrafted rustic wooden bench built by craftsman, Martin Stepp.  Donated by Duck Alley, proceeds from the sales of raffle tickets will go to the Saluda Senior Center.  Drawing will be held on September 12.  Tickets are $1.00 or 6 for $5.00. 

Contact the Saluda Senior Center for more information and where to purchase the tickets. (828-749-9245)

Saluda Community Library
Paul Koenen


"What Can You Do With a Library Card?" Preschool Storytime
"Hooray for Grandparents!" Preschool Storytime.  Bring YOUR Grandma  & Grandpa!
"Swingin' Safari" with Bert & Jo, Special Preschool Storytime Performance
"Peace Day" Preschool Storytime
Sharing Songs, Stories, Toys and Bubbles!!
BrightStar Children's Theatre production of Treasure Island with dinner served prior to the performance.
For more information about programs at the library, call 828-749-2117 or 828-894-8721 or visit the library website @

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

transfiguration in spring

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
Workship Service 9:45am
Sunday School 11:00am
Sunday and Wednesday 7:00 pm

Saluda Methodist Church
The Reverend Rob Parsons
SS 10:00 am
Worship Service 11:00 am

Saluda Classifieds
For Sale - Saluda Memorial Park Cemetery Lots.  Lots 45, 46, and 47 and Graves 5,6 and 5,57878 purchased Feb. 12, 1976. For more information please contact Carolyn Ganley at 252-945-1757 or 919-736-4040 home, or write to Carolyn Ganley at 506 Park Ave., Goldsboro, NC,  2753 or mendingway@rocketmail. 
Office Space Available at Nostalgia Court.  Includes two rooms, private bath and entry, and parking. Monthly rent is $510.  Contact Debbie Thomas as 828-749-9224.
Saluda Business Association Gets Cardboard Recycling Bins
Saluda now has a cardboard recycling bin, located at the Saluda Senior Center. It is marked "CARDBOARD ONLY." The SBA encourages all local businesses to use it.
To make efficient use of the bin, please break down the cardboard boxes before putting them into the bin so more cardboard can be recycled and it keeps the area clean. The pickup day is Thursday.
The SBA has committed to the City to keep the area clean, so if you have any difficulty with the bin or the sight, please let Jim Carson, president of the Saluda Business Association know. He can be reached at
Saluda's Mandatory Water Restrictions
The City of Saluda has implemented and will be monitoring mandatory water restrictions as in accordance with the Mandatory Water Restrictions imposed by the City of Hendersonville. 
If there are any questions regarding this situation, please contact city hall at 749-2581.

City of Hendersonville Implements Mandatory Water Restrictions
The City and County will enforce restrictions on a number of uses, and violators may be subject to disconnection of their water service or a fine of up to $500.
Until mandatory restrictions are lifted, the following restrictions are in place:
 Watering of lawns, shrubs, trees and flowers is prohibited
 Vegetable gardens may only be watered once a week up to one inch of water
 New or existing pools may not be filled
 Washing of sidewalks, decks, driveways, patios, or homes or buildings is prohibited
 Washing cars is prohibited, unless at a commercial car wash which recycles water
 Operation or filling of ornamental fountains, pools or ponds is prohibited
 Drinking water at restaurants shall not be served unless requested by the patron
 Operation of water-cooled air conditioners is prohibited, unless the water is recycled
 Any other unnecessary use or intentional wasting of water is prohibited
Residents can help with the City's enforcement effort by reporting violations or problems to the City's Drought Response Hotline at 828-233-3215. A coalition of Hendersonville water and sewer employees, city code inspectors, city police and county sheriff deputies will be used to enforce the Phase II water restrictions.
Voluntary conservation above and beyond the mandatory restrictions is strongly encouraged.
Use of rain water or other recycled water for any of the above uses is not restricted. For instance, the City will continue to use recycled water to water plants in planters on Main Street. The City of Hendersonville water system serves a population of over 60,000 residents in Henderson County, and draws its water from the Mills River. The City also purchases water from the City of Asheville. In addition to its direct customers, the City provides water to the Town of Laurel Park and the City of Saluda, both of which will be required to implement mandatory restrictions based on Hendersonville's restrictions. A decision to lift mandatory 2 restrictions will be made based on continued monitoring of customer usage and the rate of flow in the Mills River.

Saluda Garden Club



Joe Adams


Hallelujah!  It's raining!  Today that statement is almost equivalent to "Houston, the Eagle has landed!  Hopefully, we all understand that this rain does not end our drought.  We will have to continue our diligence in preserving our water and trying to keep our plants alive at the same time.  In case you haven't thought of every option in meeting this challenge, perhaps some ideas in the following paragraph may be of help to you.
Get rid of any weeds you may, "by chance," have in your garden. They will no longer be depriving your plants of water. Loosen the compacted soil around those plants allowing water to penetrate more easily to the root.  Mulch.  Repeat on a frequent basis to keep the plants more viable.
Use an umbrella or similar item to create shade in the hottest part of the day for your most delicate flowers.  This will reduce the amount of water required to keep them in the best condition.   
Recycle all water possible.  Putting a bowl in the sink when washing a few items is an easy way to collect water.  A ready source of water is a dehumidifier, as is drainage from the a/c.  If you're like me and have a drip somewhere, it's a gold mine.  I put a bowl in my bathroom sink and in less than an hour I have 4 cups.  Four cups times 24 hours would be 96 cups or 768 ounces or six gallons of water.  However, even 12 hours of collection is nothing to sneeze at these days. Three gallons a day times seven days in the week is 21 gallons!
Saving any water we can is a help in the long run.  Rather than running the hot water to warm up the cold, boil some cold water on the range and add it to the cold water you didn't have to wait for.
Let us all pray we do not have to revert to Colonial times. If you remember, they only bathed once a week and everybody used the same water - with the women last.  We may all bathe in the same water again, but believe me, the women won't be last this time! 
The September meeting will be held on the 15th at the home of Deb Hahn for a program on water plants.  Those interested should be at the Presbyterian Church parking lot at 9:45.


Happy Gardening
Sandra Rocks

The Women's Club of Saluda

No meetings in September. 
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.
Meetings to Remember
Town Council meets second Monday of the month at 7:00pm in the meeting room above the Saluda Library.
Saluda Business Association will meet Tuesday, September
9 at 5:30pm in the Meeting Room of the Saluda Library.
Saluda Community Land Trust meets the first and third Wednesday at 3 at the meeting room at the Saluda Public Library or the pavilion at McCreery Park weather permitting.  The next meeting is September 3. For information please call Betsy Burdett at 828-749-2161.
Homegrown Saturday
All gardeners are welcome to come and sell or barter their fruits, vegetables, plants and related gardening items. There is no charge to the vendors or public. There are rules which will be posted on site. A few of the important ones are: No animal sales, no flea market items, and no overnight parking. Place:  West Public Parking Lot. When: Every Saturday until all the crops are in.  Who to Call:  Laura Fields at 828-749-4220.
Saluda in the News
Saluda was in the news a lot the last month. To catch up you can read online at the Tryon Daily Bulletin.
NC Apple Festival
There's still one day left to enjoy the 62nd annual Apple Festival in Hendersonville.
Click here to read about the festival and see Labor Day's schedule.
 About the festival and schedule.
During the prosperous 30's, the first Apple Festival in the state was held in Saluda under the guidance of Henry P. Corwith, a horticulturist who had a modern experimental orchard on what is now Ozone Road.  Queens and kings were crowned, and exhibits were displayed of prize fruit.  The advent of World War II put a damper on the festival and when it was resumed it was held in Hendersonville.

upside down joe pye weed

Letter from a Reader

I just wanted to say I really enjoyed the article by the women from Miami (August Saluda Lifestyle's "Summer Girls"). It was a reminder of my childhood coming to Saluda.
I needed it because I'm from near Knoxville, TN and while I'm not a Unitarian and I was in Saluda when the shootings happened, I am a liberal.  Acts like the shooting just get to me.  I can't understand the hate.  And to read about our summer place that has been in my family now for three generations, hope to be able to pass it on to the fourth, really is uplifting.
I know Saluda has very different people, very conservative and very liberal.  I'm going to the wedding of an old Saluda third-generation family friend in Washington DC.  I remember many dinners at our Saluda home and their Saluda home where my parents would get into knock-down drag out let's say "discussions" about politics.  I am continuing this tradition with the same family.  They were at my daughter's wedding at the first of July.  (Honeymoon spent in Saluda, just like Mom and Dad.)  We're not wealthy, it takes my wife and I both working.  I have a full time job, a part-time job, and a part-time business just to be able to hold onto the Saluda home, but it is all worth it for the peace of mind.  Maybe Saluda is the only place where liberal and conservative can live with each other, disagree, and not kill each other.
Anyway, your little on-line magazine brought some peace to me in a very troubling time.  I'll be in Saluda on Labor Day celebrating my Dad's 83rd b-day.  I'll also be there for the Bar-be-que.
David Twiggs
135 Florida Ave.
Saluda, NC
Temporary address
8854 Old Midway Rd.
Lenoir City, TN  37772

An Era Passed
Joe AdamsSaluda's beloved, Charlie Ward left us on August 1, 2008 and with him the end of an era in Saluda.
Running Thompson's Store and Ward's Grill for over 60 years (along with mother, Lola and brother, Jack), he was a cornerstone for Saludians and visitors.  When coming to town, everyone made it a point to visit the store and see Charlie.  Folks could always count on him for encouraging words, laughing eyes, and huge hugs.
The First Baptist Church was standing room only, during Charlie's services as long-time friends gave eulogies and told heart-warming stories about growing up with Charlie.
Reverend Herman Nodine wrapped up Charlie's life with this epithet...
"Charlie was a story to be told,
A sermon to be preached and
An example to follow."
ward's bench with flowers
Saludians showed their love, grief and respect for the family by placing flowers on the bench built for and dedicated to Charlie upon his retirement last year.

bbq banner

Charlie Ward's Saluda Pig Out, Sept 13th in the park from 4 to 7.  Bring your favorite dessert and a lawn chair.  Donations can be given at Thompson's Store to Debbie or Larry.  The Pig Out is in memory of Charlie who loved Saluda and all its people.  Please plan to attend and let's have a wonderful afternoon of fellowship.  
By Judy Ward
Judy & Charlie
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.
Monday Night Flights at the Purple Onion offer three glasses of wine for the price of one.

Green river boysThe Green River Boys
invite you to Shaffer's Roadside Grill.  They are scheduled to perform September 5 and 19 at 6:00pm.  Check their schedule at  Green River Boys.
The Cellar at the Saluda InnSaluda Inn
Wine Tasting and Forum
The Cellar at the Saluda Inn will be having a wine tasting on Wednesday, September 10 at 6:30.  We will be featuring blends, which are made with 2 or more grape varietals.  Guests will have the opportunity to purchase a wine flight (6 different wines, one ounce each.), wines by the glass and also bottle and case purchases.  
At 6:45 in the dining room, there will be a wine forum led by Joni Rauschenbach. During this forum, wine lovers will have an opportunity to learn specific information about the featured wines through a guided tasting, evaluation and discussion.  The cost is $12.00 per person.  For those interested in a more social affair and just tasting some of the wines, we will be opening the Cellar up at 7:30pm. 
Please call or email to make a reservation. 828-749-9698 or 
jamboreeSummer Time at Mountain Jamboree
Friends, family, co-workers and  the Saluda community are working together to help a neighbor.  A Fund Raising Event will be held at The Saluda Mountain Jamboree for a local resident, Dwayne Shipman.   Dwayne lives here in Saluda and he is fighting a terminal illness.  On Friday, September 26th, you can help this family by attending the Bar-B-Que and live music event at The Jamboree facility.
There will be tables of good food to eat and the live music will provided by "Bev and Bogart."  The tickets are $20.00 in advance for adults, $8.00 for children 4-12 years old, and children under 4 are free.  Adult tickets will be $25.00 at the door.  For more information or to purchase tickets, call 749-5616 or 693-0482.  See more under "Love Event for Pooh's Family."
Don't forget the "Party With A Beat" is held every Saturday night at The Saluda Mountain Jamboree 8 - 11 pm, with live music,  dancing, and lots of fun.  Keep up with all the events by visiting the website
Saluda Mountain Jamboree
Sept. 6th ------------------Silver Travis
Sept. 13th -----------------Southern Pointe
Sept. 20th -----------------Free Flight
Sept. 27th -----------------Sound Factory
The doors open at 7:00 pm and the music is 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm.  More information at the web or call 828-749-3676.
Artist, Ray Pague will start weekly ray pague screwdriverclasses in Oil Painting at the Chicken House on Greenville Street starting Saturday, September 13 from 10am to 1pm.   There will be a small fee.  For more information please call Ray at 828-817-3281.
Random Arts
Upcoming Workshops


Thurs. 4th,Fri 5th & Sat.6th Believe in Yourself Retreat - Blowing Rock
Fri. 12th - Mica Book - 10-4 $80 Learn soldering techniques
on Mica, collage and fabric assemblage as well as composition to form an
accordion fold book
Fri. 19th - Patina on metal & mesh - $40. 1-4
Fri. 26th - Stripping made easy - Learn this simple technique for making these unique cards with colorful cardstock, a variety of punches & embellishments. $20. 1-3
For all the latest, up to the minute  news
go to our blog or website.
Phone 828-749-1165
Curtis Wright Outfitters will host Fly curtis wrightFishing School for Beginners at Camp Arrowhead.  Cost for the full-day event is $175 (plus fishing license) and includes all equipment, materials, and lunch.  Classroom sessions will cover fly fishing equipment, trout species, habitat, entomology, knot-tying, casting, reading the water, and fly tying, including casting instruction on a stocked pond and stream.  The school will be offered on September 6, and October 4.  Call for details at 828.749.3444. Visit us at Curtis Wright.
Jim Carson Outdoor Painting Carson light in hollowWorkshop
Jim Carson will hold a "plein air" oil and acrylic workshop, entitled "Painting Fast And Loose/ Eliminating The Unnecessary" in Saluda, N.C. on Thursday -Saturday, Oct.23-25.  The workshop will be held at different outdoor locations each day, and feature demonstrations by the artist and critiques of the student's work at the end of each day.
The 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, Oct.22.
Because the workshop is limited to 12 and was "sold out" last Oct., and there was a long waiting list, Jim will have an alternate workshop on Oct.16-18, but only if the Oct 23-25 workshop is full.
For more information, visit Jim Carson or call 828-749-3702.
Jim is represented locally in Hendersonville by Wickwire Gallery.
Tryon Arts & Crafts Workshop Schedule
We hope to see you at some of these great workshops. For more information on each workshop please visit our web site at Tryon Arts and Crafts. For questions or more information, please call Dianna at Tryon Arts & Crafts:  828-859-8323  or Charlotte at 864-473-0317

Sept. 13-14 Cold Connections with Kim St. Jean
Oct. 4-5 Fast Track Hand Building, pottery with Ann Gleason
Oct.  10-12 Floral Painting on Silk with Jamie Kirkell from Sarasota, Florida
Nov. 1-2 Etching and Fabrication, a silver workshop with Molly Sharp
Nov. 15-16 Beginning Silver - #3  a silver workshop with Dan Haga
Get That Man Out of the Kitchen!
by author, Joe Adams
Joe AdamsWhen we invited people over for dinner, they never ask "What's cooking?"  They ask, "Who's cooking?"
If I am the Cook Du Jour, they invariably find some lame excuse like: I think my Mother died today.  Huh!  I've heard that one before.
As Marie Antoinette said, "Let them eat cake...from Ingles."
I'm creative in the kitchen.  I think of it as a chemistry lab with pots and pans.  Just because a potato is white doesn't mean you have to serve it that way.  I learned that year's ago when I was in college.  I would get home from school oftentimes earlier than my wife got home from work.  I made mashed potatoes, but I discovered food colors so I would make them green with pink gravy.  I thought it looked great but my wife turned away in disgust.  And she threw away the food coloring.
I admit that I am sort of messy in the kitchen.  A chef needs assistants.  Check the ones on TV...they are never washing dishes as they go or worrying about how many pots and pans they are using.  My oven has so many drippings on the bottom, I could make a meatloaf.  And I think I might.
I love meatloaf.  (The Saluda Grade Cafe has fantastic meatloaf, by the way.)  I come from a long line of meat eaters and meatloaf is our meat of choice...perhaps it's because not everyone still has their God-given teeth and meatloaf is easy to gum.
Everybody in our family loves meatloaf and we have an annual meatloaf cooking contest.  We even have a shirt that says: Don't Let Your Meat Loaf.
I am ashamed to say that I have been eliminated more than once.  Last year I made my meatloaf in a muffin pan ....12 perfect little meatloaves.  My oldest daughter is very bossy when it comes to competitions.  She put herself in charge and immediately eliminated me without the judges even getting a taste.
"This is NOT a muffin-cooking contest.  It's a loaf we're looking for and these are meat MUFFINS.  You're out of the race!" she announced.
Guess who won?  She did with a Mexican meatloaf.  I have to admit that it was very
tasty, but she should have shaped it like a sombrero.
We also have a chili cooking competition.  I have a plaque in the State of Virginia for winning the chili competition there.  My chili is called "My Lips Have Taste The Glory of "The Coming of the Lord" chili.  I also won for "Longest Name."
But in my family (with the same Bossy Judge) my chili got eliminated.  Why?  "Because it is not red, and everyone knows that chili has to be red."
I made White Chili.  I know it sounds like some sissy thing from California but it had real buffalo meat and three types of white beans.  And it was darn good.
"But it isn't RED," my daughter proclaimed!
"But it will burn the hairs out of your nose and the tequila will make you hallucinate. That's what counts."
"No cowboy would ever eat this," she countered.
"If he rode side-saddled he might."

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BUTTER BEANS FOR THE SOUL, a funny book by Joe Adams about growing up in the South is available at the Pace General Store in Saluda.

If you enjoy Joe's column in Saluda Lifestyles, please let him know. You can email him at
Saluda Scoop
The latest news and the unusual offerings provided by Saluda shops, restaurants, artists, and craftspeople
Heartwood is holding a special sale for the month of September on work done by a few selected artists: Mark Knott potterymak knott (click on image to read more about Mark's work)
and Journal Thomas carved wooden bowls and a few other things.
Jesse R. Thomas, LMBT has opened Greenheart Massage and Bodywork.  Son of Dave and Debbie Thomas, Jesse will open his practice at Nostalgia Court behind the Wildflour Bakery.  Services will include Integrated Massages (swedish, deep tissue, positional release); Hot Stone Massages, and Reiki Energy Treatments.  Hours are by appointment. Please call Jesse at 828-551-8414.

Saluda Wine and Cheese Shop
owned by Allen McCullough is on target to open before October 1 in the building that housed the WhistleStop Cafe.  Allen plans on providing a variety of wine, gourmet cheeses, and pasta sauces from around the world.He will also be doing gift baskets and wine tastings. Hours will be Tuesday through Saturday 10-6 and Sunday's 12-4.  For more information, please call 828-749-WINE or email Allen at
Caroline's On Main has relocated to 101 Cullipher Street, the building behind Macon Bank and the post office.  Updates on store hours and other information will be posted on  Once the move is complete (mid September), the store will be open about three hours per day, three days per week. Hours will be tailored to meet customers' needs and Caroline will also be available by appointment. September will be a transition month while Caroline's On Main gets their online store functioning.  
Tosh's WhistleStop Cafe at the Wildflour Bakery will be open 10-3 on Labor Day.
Skipper's Seafood owned and operated by Mike Pardue will be bringing fresh fish to Saluda each Friday and Saturday.  Opening Labor Day weekend, you can place orders for fresh shrimp, oysters, crab, and fish.  Mike will also cater Low Country Boils and Oyster Roasts.  To place orders, please contact Mike at 843-834-6017 or email
Skipper's Seafood will be located at the Manna Cabanna's Organic Produce red caboose.
Sterling and Stones will open soon in the building behind Random Arts.  Ellie and Terry Hembree who own this building have been part time residents for many years.  They have recently made a permanent move to Saluda and will be offering unique jewelry.  Look for their opening before October.
Look for the Summer House to make a move this month to the Depot Station (formerly where Duck Alley was located). 

M.a. Pace's General Store building is getting a facelift.  The new white paint around the window trim gives the building a new, fresh look.  mapacesaucesWhile I was in recently, I noticed what a large collection of sauces, dressings, jellies, and jams that Robert Pace has stocked.  Salad dressings with names like ""Lemon Peppercorn Dressing," and hot sauces like Mean Jeans Habernara Hot Sauce are branded with the M.A. Pace General Store label and would make great gifts for friends and family who have visited Saluda. And they are so good!
Pacolet Area Conservancy Holds 2nd Annual Buffalo Dance--
Labor Day! 
Featuring live music by The Blue Ridge Rounders, country style dancing, a spirited live auction, dinner, and refreshments.  All proceeds benefit PAC's land protection efforts. 
What:  The Pacolet Area Conservancy's 2nd Annual Buffalo Dance to Help Raise Funds to Preserve Our Vanishing Lands  
When:  Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2008, Starting @ 5:00 PM
Where:  Tryon Youth Center, Hwy. 176 W., Pacolet Valley
How:  Contact PAC for more info @ 828-859-5060 or email:
The Pacolet Area Conservancy is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) land trust serving Polk County and surrounding areas in North Carolina and upstate South Carolina.  PAC has helped protect more than 7,000 acres since its inception in 1989.  The organization focuses on wholeness of conservation by protecting all aspects of conservation value lands such as forests, farms, greenspace, mountains, and waterways.  PAC has helped preserve many endangered species areas, and has placed special emphasis on watershed protection.  PAC is a member of the national Land Trust Alliance and the North Carolina Land Trust Council.  It is also a partner in the 50,000 acre-initiative of Blue Ridge Forever, a western North Carolina land trust conservation collaboration.
Submitted by:
Brenda Brock
Office Administrator
The Pacolet Area Conservancy
850 N. Trade Street
Tryon, NC  28782

Art Clues

Hints for Creating and Appreciating Art


                   Children and Art
How adults can facilitate the interest of children in producing and enjoying art.
"Facilitating" is an important way to encourage children's interest in art as opposed to "teaching."  By providing materials and enough assistance, you can do this without being an artist or a teacher.
Information in this column is especially suitable for toddlers through age seven. I've listed some general ways to facilitate art that fit these stages of development. Some are even useful for adults!  Age specific supplies and activities are also listed.
1. Set up a location - shelf, drawer, cabinet, box - for art supplies.
2. Decide on a place that's OK to get messy with art endeavors.
3. Display some of the art.
4. Keep a portfolio for drawings and paintings.
5. Have on hand some books with images of well known and skilled artists. Cultural diversity is artistically interesting to children..
6. Talk with the children about what they are creating.
a. Make open ended comments or questions, ie "Tell me about this" rather than "Is this a picture of our house?" Closed ended comments can be answered with "yes or "no." and are not as supportive of creativity.
b. Respond regularly and positively to what the children create.
7. Provide ideas if needed.  Some suggestions are included below. 

Toddlers:  For toddlers, activities mainly involve playing and experimenting with materials.
Supplies: play dough, paper, crayons, finger paints
a.    roll, pinch, press play dough
b.    use hands to smear finger paint on 16 x 20 paper
c.    tear, fold, scrunch up paper; set up a pattern of scrunches in a row
d.    peel paper off crayons and draw with the side of the crayon.
Preschoolers: For preschoolers the significance joseph's abstractof their product increases, but they still enjoy experimenting with materials.
Supplies:  toddler supplies plus safe scissors, pipe cleaners, glue sticks, colored markers, paper of various textures and colors
a.    stick things together
b.    cut shapes from paper; glue them
c.    draw circles and other patterns with markers
d.    twist pipe cleaners
portrait of louiseAges 5 - 7: For ages 5 to 7 art includes the wish to make images and sculptures that look like something.
Supplies:  toddler and preschool supplies plus pencils, oil pastels, drawing paper, box of scraps such as felt, buttons, small pieces of wood and, small boxes, water soluble paints (watercolors and tempera)
a.    use pencils to draw lines, make dots and fill in spaces
b.    build sculptures from scraps using glue  stick and decorate with tempera paint
c.    experiment with oil pastels by (1)putting yellow on top of blue and combining  other colors the same way (2) make ALL the paper disappear by covering it completely
d.    paint with watercolor on a wet piece of paper; see what happens at different stages of wetness.
Pictures are "Portrait of the Sun" by Louise Plever and Joseph's Abstract by Joseph Plever (Beverly's grandchildren).
Thanks to my artist, child social worker daughter, Anne Peeler Isaac for her input.
Next month's Art Clues will be Impromptu Photography, HOW to take WOW candid photos.

Beverly Bowden Pickard
Saluda Fine Arts
 Note:  You can see Beverly's art in Saluda Fine Arts, 46 E Main St, Saluda. NC.
The Mystery Weed
joe pye weed 

A. Comes from the Asteraceae Family
1. Considered an herb, wildflower or butterfly plant
2. Likes to be well watered
3. Good as cut flower or dried flower
B. Genus - Eupatorium
1. Can be started from seed
2. Also known as kidney root, gravel root and queen of the meadow
 3. Is deer resistant but attracts slugs
C. Species - Gateway, Purpureum and Maculata to name a few
1. Can be considered a weed
2, Grows from zones 5 to 10
3. Grows very tall.
By Sandra Rocks, Saluda Garden Club
A Morning Stroll
On a recent walk from the inn down to Main Street, past Lullie Lane and Smith, I discovered the raspberry bushes that line the sidewalk there.  Branches heavy with ripened fruit sagged nearly down to the ground.  The morning air is cool and damp and the sunrise golden as honey.  
Heralding my approach from a tall forgotten locust, the wild birds warn of the presents of a stranger.  Ahead I recognize a pyramid shaped rock - a miniature monument - perched deliberately upon another stack of rock, placed there by another passerby. 
Cross the tracks and past the Onion, I drop my quarters into the coin slot - clink, clank - the door cranks open and I retrieve my paper.  With my copy of the daily news securely stuffed under my arm, I make my way back up the hill.  Back to the inn, where happy guests munch on crunchy bits of bacon and Baked Apple French Toast. 
No weatherman needed to forecast this day.  It is already a beautiful morning at The Oaks Bed and Breakfast and a splendid day to stroll down to Main Street.
By Dale Potruski,
Tryon Fine Arts Center Volunteer Committee
We are planning to create a new Volunteer Committee to work closely with the Board of Directors.  Responsibilities of the new committee might include some of the opportunities mentioned in Be Involved and would go a step farther - wherever the need arises.  All currently established Board Committees have their own unique projects.  From time to time each committee has special needs related to a particular project that could be filled by members of a Volunteer Committee.  The work would be varied; not monotonous or boring, and more importantly, extremely valuable.

All this new committee needs is interested and flexible people who care about the goals of the Tryon Fine Arts Center.  Are you one of those people?  If so, please contact Chris Farrell @ 859-8322, Ext. 213 or fill out the form on the Join Our Mailing List page. She's waiting to speak with you about either coming back to the TFAC family or joining us for the first time.  
New In-Home Cooking Services
sundog logoSundog Savory Cuisine, L.L.C. offers an assortment of affordable In-Home Cooking services in Saluda and surrounding areas.  With more than a decade of culinary experience, Personal Chef Laura Williams offers busy, time-starved individuals and families tasty, healthy meals in the comfort of your home whenever you want.  She combines fresh natural ingredients to create delicious and nutritious meals to satisfy every appetite.
Laura is passionate about cooking and enjoys cooking for other people.  Her In-Home Cooking services include meal planning, grocery shopping, in-home meal preparation and clean-up for every day or special occasions.  She also offers interactive cooking parties and cooking classes for all ages.
Laura offers a variety of menu items for every occasion and season.  She and her husband, John, harvest herbs and vegetables from their gardens for use in her cuisine.  She also purchases the freshest seasonal fruits and vegetables from local farmers in western North Carolina.
As the summer ends and autumn begins, she invites you to try some of her favorite menu items including:
Cinnamon Apple Pie with Raisins and Crumb Topping Baked Butternut Squash with Wild Rice and Vegetables Fresh Corn Chowder Fresh Tomato and Basil Soup Wholesome Carrot Cake Zesty Tomato and Herb Sauce with Tasty Meatballs and Pasta
Simplify your life and contact Laura Williams for a free consultation.  Gift certificates are available for every occasion.
Office:  (828) 749-3624
Cell:  (828) 595-0672
Bonded and Fully Insured
ServSafe certified by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Who Is That?
Saluda Community Land Trust
red head goddessWho is that stunning redhead on Henderson Street?  Why, she is the Saluda Community Land Trust's garden goddess keeping an eye on the gardening efforts of local folks.  Despite the lack of rain, the gardeners have had good success growing vegetables, flowers and commiserating together about the drought.  If you didn't get a plot this year, put the idea in the back of your bonnet for next spring, so that you too can grow your own produce-it always tastes so much fresher and better when you grow it yourself!
In a couple of years, our red headed goddess will hopefully notice a lot more foot traffic in town.  Saluda School, with the support of the Saluda Community Land Trust, has received a planning grant from the North Carolina Department of Transportation to identify safe walkways for our children, and community members, to walk to school and about town.  When complete we will all enjoy walking safely throughout the community, getting that exercise we are always promising to do, saving fuel, and enjoying close up the beauty of our town and its houses.  An engineer from NCDOT will be here the end of September to work with school and land trust personnel to hold the first SRTS Community Workshop and begin identifying infrastructure improvements and develop an Action Plan.
Want to know more about the Saluda Community Land Trust and its on-going projects?  Go to, or contact us at  or 828- 749-1560.  We look forward to hearing from you.  
Tour de Falls, DuPont State Forest
dupont tourFriends of DuPont Forest will again sponsor the Tour de Falls, a 12 mile tour by shuttle bus to four of DuPont Forest's most spectacular sites: Triple Falls, High Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Lake Julia.
The Tour will take place on Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19. Easy-to-enter shuttles will run 9 a.m. until 3 p.m, allowing visitors the chance to enjoy each site for as long as they like. Three of the sites have shelters with picnic tables and benches. The Cedar Mountain Fire Department Auxiliary will operate a concession stand in the parking area where tickets for the tour are available.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their cameras, take short hikes, or just enjoy the beauty of the falls and lake, all of which provide beautiful backdrops for family or scenic photographs. FODF will have volunteer members on each shuttle and at the four stops to assist where needed and to answer questions.
DuPont Forest is located in both Henderson and Transylvania counties in mountains of western North Carolina. The beginning of the tour is located adjacent to the Buck Forest entrance on Staton/DuPont Road. No advance reservations are required.
A $10 per person donation is requested. The Tour generally takes about 2 hours, depending on how long participants choose to spend at each stop.
Friends of DuPont Forest is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the 10,400 acres of DuPont State Forest. The Tour de Falls weekends have been planned to provide families and those who cannot hike the distance required a chance to see North Carolina's fall foliage framed by some of the most beautiful waterfall and lake sites in the Southeast. Participants will also have the chance to see several FODF-sponsored projects, including a staircase to Triple Falls, new shelters and picnic tables at High and Triple Falls, and a new path and viewing area at Bridal Veil Falls.
For more information contact the FODF at 828/692-2929 or 828/877-6431 or visit the FODF website, That website has directions to the Buck Forest parking area.

The attached photo of Lake Julia in autumn is by Jason Greene.

Love Event for Pooh's Family
Benefit Dinner/Concert/Dance
At Saluda Mountain Jamboreepooh
Friday, September 26, 2008

Pooh's Dad, Dwayne Shipman, is a cancer patient.  We would like to help with the cost of his treatment.  Please join us for a special evening. "Do something good and have a good time also." Dinner 6:30 pm - 8 pm (reservations 693-0482 or 749-5616)
ADVANCE TICKET PRICE: Adults $20/person, Kids 12 & under $8, 4 & under free
DOOR PRICE: Adults $25/person, Kids 12 & under $10, 4 & under free
CONCERT/DANCE 8 PM - General Admission $10

Tickets Available at Southern Traditions Florist in Hendersonville, Morning Glory Florist, and Somewhere in Time in Saluda.

Event Raffle: 1 night @ Saluda Mtn. Lodge w/ 2 dinners at Green River Barbecue
Proceeds go to the Shipman Fund at Macon Bank in Saluda Music By "Bevie And Friends"
BEVIE WALKER and "BEVIE and BOGART" performed in the Carolinas during the 1980's & 90"s, with appearances on Dodge/Wrangler Shows, WPSA, WESC, at  1982 World's Fair, and were known for a wide variety of musical styles.  FRIENDS:  DAVID REID and RICK GUNDERSEN, former Bogart guitarists/vocalists; MICHAEL LEYSHON, former Bogart drummer, PAM McNEIL, former Bogart keyboardist,  MELODEE LEYSHON, vocalist, JOHN HOEKSTRA, piano/keyboards, and DEREK SANDLIN, bass guitar, round out "Bevie and Friends."
Sponsors:  Southern Traditions Florist, EarthFare, Saluda Mountain Lodge, Don Mintz Builders, Royal Groove Productions, Green River Barbeque

First Square Dance at Saluda Senior Center
Young and old enjoyed dancing on the newly-built porch at the Saluda Senior Center.   
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Summer is ending in Saluda with the last fling of a long Labor Day weekend.  We are thankful for the rain brought to us by tropical storm, Fay that quenched the thirst of our trees, plants, and lakes.  Let's all do our part to conserve our precious water and other natural resources.
We hope you continue to find Saluda Lifestyles an enjoyable interruption to your day and hopefully lifts your spirits to know that there is a place where "time stands still."  

Cathy Jackson
Cathy Jackson Realty