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Where Time Stands Still
May 1, 2010

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In This Issue
Saluda Tailgate Market
Senior Center News
Meetings to Remember
Saluda Community Land Trust
Saluda Garden Club
Yoga Schedule
The Women's Club of Saluda
Saluda Medical Center
Dale McEntire Selected
Saluda Library
Saluda School
Saluda Church Services
Healthy Lifestyle Challenge
Old Fashion Pounding
Saluda Business Association
Saluda Classifieds
Art Scholarship Raffle
Arts Festival Sponsors
Volunteers Needed
What's Happening
Playground Fundraiser
Historic Saluda
Invitation to Historic Saluda
Art Clues
You Call This A Spa?
Saluda Scoop
City News
Spring Green Bash
Our Vanishing Americana
Visitor Information Links
Music and Entertainment
The Purple Onion
Area News Media
Tryon Daily Bulletin
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Past Issues of Saluda Lifestyles

Saluda Property & Real Estate

Cathy Jackson Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage representing Buyers and Sellers.  Let us know how we may serve your real estate needs. 

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Enchanting Landscaping Sets the Stage for easy one level living.  2BR, 2BA, 1100 SF, heated garage/workshop/studio.  $215,000  MLS#463138

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Upgraded and Immaculate manufactured home with 3-car garage and guesthouse. 3BR,2BA,1944 SF, 1.2 acres, Guesthouse 2BR/1BA.  $185,000

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Garden Paradise.  One level contemporary on 6.69 acres with natural gardens and mountain views. 3BR, 2.5BA, 2233 SF, 2-car garage, greenhouse  $350,000
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 Three Cabins on Pacolet River
 15.23 acres, mountain views, fishing, great vacation rental property $550,000
Now is still a great time to See Raw Land before the trees bloom out.  Make plans now to see your dream mountain property 
Looking for a Spring and Summer  Vacation Retreat?  Click here to download this list of referral properties. (Please contact property owners directly.) 
Links to Real Estates Sources

A Quick Saluda Market Update as of April 30, 2010

Sales               Closed   Pending
Homes 2009         4           0
Land 2009            6           0
Homes 2010         5           3
Land 2010            0           1
Homes and Land sales pending have increased compared to this time last year.  A positive indicator for real estate sales in Saluda.
Saluda Tailgate Market
megan wardSaluda Tailgate Market will start Friday, May 7th 4:30-6:30. Get your hat and basket, come greet your neighbors and support our Polk and Henderson County growers. Let's celebrate spring and all our diverse region has to offer.  Interested vendors can contact Shelley DeKay at 828-749-9615 or 828-749-9365.
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.
To see the regularly scheduled activities at the Senior Center please click here. 
Save These Dates Now!
   May Calendar News
Spring is here and we are all excited about the new activities and programs at the Saluda Senior Center.  On May 1st we will be showing the movie, "Cold Storage" at 7:00 pm.  The movie was filmed in Saluda and the producer, Paul Barrett wanted the people of Saluda to be the first to see.  Come out and join us for the preview of the movie on Saturday.
Bridge has taken off at the Saluda Senior Center:  We now have another class beginning May 4th on Tuesday's from 9am to 11am.  If you are interested call and sign up for the 8 weeks session.  The cost is $80.00 for the 8 classes.  Come join the fun!
WOW- Wellness on Wheels from Park Ridge Hospital will once again be at the lower entrance on May 6 from 7am to 11am.  Come for Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and BMI testing.  Remember DO NOT eat or drink after 12:00am the night before.  Please sign up or call the center by May 4th.
Memories of Saluda by Charlene Pace will be returning on May 13th at 1:00.  Please come and have lunch and join us for the presentation of learning more about the past of Saluda.
On May 26th, we will begin a 6 weeks session on Inspirational Learning with Richard Brantley.  Richard has taught at UF since 1969.  His courses typically include Romanticism, the History of Criticism, and the Bible as Literature.  He has received several teaching awards and was appointed English Department Alumni/ae Professor 1993- 1996.  We are very honored to have Richard Brantley come to our center and speak to us.  The first three weeks will be about Amos and the last three will be about Hosea.  Make plans to come, the time will be 1:30 to 2:30.
Do you what to learn more about Financial Planning?  We are excited to have Mike Ashworth from Wells Fargo to come and speak to us on May 27th at 1:00pm.  Mike is a graduate from NCSU with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting, Business Management.  Mike has been in the brokerage market for 12 years, he obtained his Certified Financial Planner's license in 2006.  Mike and his wife along with their three young children are moving to Tryon from Raleigh.  Mike will be speaking to us about Sustaining Income to Live in Retirement.   
Our Community Potluck will be on May 27th at 6:00pm and our presentation will be a Tribute to Ed Leland.   Mr. Leland was a long time resident of Saluda, who purchased the telephone office in 1936.  His family owned and operated the Charlton Inn, which is now the Saluda Inn. Come hear his children, Carter, Nancy and Susan share stories with us.
Lunch is served daily at the center from 11:30am-12:30pm, call a day ahead to reserve.
A Thrifty Barn is loaded with fabulous bargains all the time. Volunteers for the meal program and A Thrifty Barn are always welcome. There is NO membership required to attend the Senior center. 
Don't forget to check out A Thrifty Barn, Wed. 10am-4pm, donations & sales, Thurs. and Fri. 10am-4pm, Sat. 9am-3pm. Basement sales Sat. Mar. 07 & 21. Volunteers always needed, call 828- 749-3320 for more information.

Volunteers always needed.  Call 828-749-3320 for more information.
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 May 4, at 5:30pm in the Meeting Room of the Saluda Library.
Planning Board of the City of Saluda meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at Saluda Public Library meeting room.
Saluda Community Land Trust will meet May 5 and 19 at 3:00 at McCreery Park pavilion.  For information please call Betsy Burdett at 828-749-2161.
Saluda Community Land Trust
If you were with us on Thursday April 29th to celebrate the Saluda Community Land Trust's (Skillets) 3rd Annual Membership meeting we hope you had a great time, learned a lot, and enjoyed the local food and drink.  Thanks for coming!  If you were not able to join us-you missed an opportunity to learn about the land trust's goals and projects.
Our goals are threefold:  1) to get people and children (yes, they are people too!) outside by creating greenways, trails, parks and Safe Routes to Schools; 2) to help our citizens keep their land through forest stewardship plans and conservation easements; and 3) to bring our community together in common areas like the community garden on Henderson Street, the "Tryon Missing 40"; and the future nature park at the old dump.
Newt Hardie of the Spartanburg Kudzu Coalition was our featured speaker and shared valuable information about controlling and eradicating that dreaded vine.  If you see some on your property-act swiftly as it can grow up to 12 inches a day and quickly strangle out native trees and shrubs.
There are lots of volunteer opportunities with the "Skillets" - from trail blazing, kudzu control, fencing, office and computer skills, grant writing and most recently helping us with our "Adopt a Highway" effort.  Interested?
Call 828-749-1560 or come to one of our regularly scheduled meetings held on the first and third Wednesday of each month, 3:00 at the McCreery Pavilion.  This month's meetings will be held on May 5 and 19th.  Hope to see you there.
Submitted by Susie Welsh
Have questions or want to know more about the Saluda Community Land Trust-- "Skillet"?  Go to our website at SCLT or call 828-749-1560. 
Saluda Garden Club


Back with tips on gardening next month.
Yoga Class Schedules
Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.  Cassandra Nelson-Gorski, LMBT.  Gentle Yin Yoga is for everyone of all ages. It is all practiced on the floor where we work to create space in our spine and hips creating better range of motion.
       Month of May Special !!
**Bring a friend in and receive half off your first class!!!!
"Why pay for health care when you can pay for your health instead?"
Wednesdays 12:30
Thursdays     12:30 and 5:30

Classes are for any and all levels, absolutely no flexibility is required.All classes are held in the studio below the Senior Center. If you have any questions please call Cassandra at 828-749-3794.
Yoga at NECTAR
Nectar is a healing/consciousness space located in the old The Meditation Station.  We offer Yoga, Herbs, Massage, Elixirs and a full Oxygen Bar.

Yoga Schedule
Mon  8:30-10am (Vinyasa/Flow)
Tues 5:30-7pm (The Basics)
Wed  8:30-10am (Mixed Level)
Thur  12:15-1:30pm (Mixed Level
Fri     8:30-10am (Vinyasa/Flow)
Sat    10-11:30am (The Basics)

Classes are $12 and $10 for Saluda locals.  Class Packages are also available.

You can reach us at (828) 216-3421 and visit our Website on its way at Nectar.
Women's Club Meeting
The Women's Club of Saluda will meet on Tuesday, the 11th at 10 AM at the Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.
Antiques Road Show with Amy Beeson and Biddy Dawson will be the program.
Last minute details regarding the upcoming Low Country Boil need to be discussed.  Be there for fellowship and edification!
The Low Country Boil will be at Camp Wayfarer on Sunday, May 23 beginning at 5:30 pm.  Music will be provided by The Lonesome Road Band.  The food and music are always great.  The cause is for college scholarships for Saluda students.
The price is $40 per ticket and can be purchased from Saluda Women Club members.  They will also be sold during the Saluda Arts & Music Festival.
Women of Saluda are welcome to attend.  Call Francis Fairey at 828.749.9714 with questions.
We welcome new members!

The Women's Club of Saluda is 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 join us at one of our meetings.  We meet the second Tuesday each month, at 10 am in the Presbyterian Church.  We welcome visitors each month. 

Saluda Medical Center

         megan ward       ANNOUNCEMENTS
June 17th - Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees.  The public is invited..  The Annual Meeting is the occasion when we review the past year and present our plans for the future.  Details to follow in next month's Lifestyles.
October 29th - Third Annual Masquerade Ball "Fun" Raiser.  Please mark your calendar.  This year the event is on the Friday before Halloween (which is on Sunday).  It's the Medical Center's single fundraising event of the year.  Your comments and suggestions are welcome and invited. Contact us at:
A Thank You all who attended the Meet 'n Greet last month.  Our medical providers, Jeff Viar, DO, Linda Barton, FNP, and Julie Holley, FNP were on hand to "meet and greet" our guests.  We are so pleased to be fully staffed and able to respond to the medical needs of our community.
Contact the Saluda Medical Center at 828-749-4411 or visit their web site at
saludamemories.comClark Thompson created a website for you to post personal memories, photos, audio and videos, and nostalgia about Saluda for posterity. Hopefully this site will facilitate the preservation of individual experiences associated with living or visiting the town.
**IF YOU ARE NOT AT ALL COMPUTER-SAVVY... he has made it easy for you to post your submissions.
You may type up your reminiscences and e-mail them to and they will be posted for you.  Or you can even write your words by hand and mail them to:  Jonathan Thompson / P.O. Box 1172 / Pensacola, FL  32591.  Jonathan will make sure that your words are typed and posted to the site.  Also, you may send any pictures or articles that need to be scanned, and he will scan them and then mail your items back to you promptly. 
Whatever help you need, Jonathan can provide.  Please don't let your Saluda memories go undocumented! 
Please pass this along to your friends and family who may not use a computer and would be interested in participating in
Thank You!
By Clark Thompson
Saluda Artist Dale McEntire Selected
Dale McEntireDale McEntire's sculpture, Windows of Time has a temporary home in downtown Salisbury, NC.  Discover What's Outside 2010 Salisbury Sculpture Show selected 19 exciting sculptures by artists from eight different states.  The outside show runs April 1 through December 31, 2010.  Carefully selected from an open application process, Dale's sculpture has been located among the walking tour within the historic main-street downtown.  All sculptures are available for purchase. Inquire at  Visit to see all the sculptures.
Saluda Community Library
Paul Koenen


  Saluda Community Library
        Children's Program 

Make A Splash At The Saluda Library This Summer
Summer reading program starts June 16 with Zelnik the Magnificent and Sammy the Seal!  Registration begins June 1.  Stop By The Library To Register And Receive Your Goody Bag!  Why Not "Dive In" With Us?

Bouncing Babies and Toddlers in Tow meets each Thursday morning upstairs in the Community Meeting Room at 10:00 am.  Stories, songs and playtime.
mothers dayCome Make a Gift for Mom at the Polk County Public Library in Columbus
Craft and Tea Party
Mother's Day craft program, Friday, May 7 from 4-6 pm.  We'll make a great gift for mom, enjoy a lovely "tea party" and share a story or two.  All ages if accompanied by an adult.
Note:  Community Meeting Room in Columbus
For more information about programs at the library, call 828-749-2117 or 828-894-8721 or visit the library Polk County Library

Painting of the Saluda Library by Paul Koenen.
Saluda School

Joe Adams

         Saluda Elementary
Playground Improvements

If you have driven by the school lately, I'm sure you have noticed the new playground equipment; new plantings of bushes (including blueberries), trees and plants; newly painted basketball goals and additional benches between the playground and basketball court.
Principal, Ronette Dill would like to extend a very special thank you to the following parents and community members for volunteering their time and efforts to make improvements to our playground and walking trail:  Bill Obermiller, Mark Kennedy, Danny Richardson, Archie Hardy, Chad Russell, Lane Bradley, Rob and Lyric Gordon, Dave Harris and Marguerite Batkin.
PTSO Fundraising Efforts
Our PTSO is continuing their fundraising efforts to raise an additional $10,000 to add Phase II of the playground equipment. 
ˇ  On May 7, PTSO will be sponsoring a MayFest from 4:30-7:30pm.
ˇ  PTSO also has additional cookbooks for sale.  These would make great Mother's Day gifts!
ˇ  PTSO will sponsor Community Yard Sales on May 8, June 12 and August 7 from 7:30am-12:30pm.  A $10 reservation fee for a spot on the field or tennis courts will be collected the morning of each sale.  
New Students for 2010-2011
Saluda Elementary School is now enrolling students for the 2010-2011 school year.  Please call the school secretary at 828-749-5571 for information about enrollment procedures.
Upcoming Events at Saluda Elementary School
May 3-7   Teacher Appreciation Week
May 7       PTSO MayFest  4:30-7:30pm to raise money for new
Playground equipment (Phase II)
May 14      Interim reports
May 15      Student artwork displayed at Saluda Arts Festival
May 21      Multiple Intelligences Day
May 25 - June 4 NC End-of-Grade June 6-8    5th Grade Trip to Charleston, SC
June 9       Field Day (June 10-rain date)
June 10     PreK Awards Day
June 11     K-5 Awards Day
June 11     Last day of school, dismissal at 11:30am, report cards
Did you know ... that Saluda Elementary School is one of North Carolina's A+ Schools?  Visit to learn more about how integration of the arts is a key component in A+ Schools.  According to the NC Arts Council, studies have found that early exposure to the arts provides critical benefits that help students achieve success.  The arts influence how children think, interpret, imagine and communicate---skills essential to success in school, work and life.

Visit for the answers to this quiz and to learn more about your community school!
Don't forget to get your Saluda School Cookbook.  They are only $10.

Visit Saluda School to learn more about the North Carolina A+ Schools Program. 
Saluda Church Services

methodist church

Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
The Rev. Paula C. Morton, Rector
The Rev. Dr. Norma H. Hanson, Vicar
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
Reverend Becky Stanley  
Adult SS 10:00 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
For more information contact The Reverend Becky Stanley 
Saluda First Baptist Church
Workship Service 9:45am
Sunday School 11:00am
Wednesday Meal 5-6 ($3)
Wednesday Services and Academy Classes 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Saluda Methodist Church
The Reverend Rob Parsons
SS 10:00 am
Worship Service 11:00 am

Link to Churches in the Area

May Healthy Lifestyles Challenge
Be Sun Smart
As the weather gets better and the days get longer I hope you all will enjoy spending more time outside.  Fresh air and sunshine are good for us, but let's be smart about sun exposure.
If you are going to be outside for more than just a few minutes, you need to use some form of protection from the sun's UV rays.  There is a very strong connection between sun exposure and skin cancer. Very small amounts of sun exposure provide all the vitamin D the body can manufacture.  The Skin Cancer Foundation reports that all unprotected UV exposure contributes to cumulative skin damage, accelerated aging and increased lifetime risk of skin cancer.  This cumulative damage means that we need to protect our skin our whole lives- starting from birth. There has been "a near epidemic" of skin cancers with more than 1.3 million diagnosed yearly in the US and the cause of most is sun exposure.
The Skin Cancer Foundation has these recommendations for protecting you and your family from skin cancer:
    -Seek shade, especially between 10 am and 4 pm
    -Do not get sunburned at any age
    -Avoid tanning booths
    -Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside and reapply every 2 hours
    -Cover up with clothing, including broad-brimmed hats and UV blocking sunglasses
    -Keep newborns out of the sun and use sunscreen on everyone over six months old
Enjoy the great outdoors in the coming months and for many years to come by being sun smart. 
Kathy St.Clair Angier
Pk-5 PE and Dance
Saluda School
214 Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773

Old-Fashion Pounding
Is being held until May 2 for Norma and Charlie Emory.  The Emory family lost their house and belongings by fire a few months ago.  Kitchen and food items are being collected to set them up in their "renovated home."  Deliver to the Saluda Fire Department or participating churches or contact Charlene Pace at 828-749-2641.
Note:  A "pounding" is a custom dating back to Quaker founding day when a couple moved into the neighborhood, a welcome wagon type of get together would be called where all the neighbors would bring a pound of sugar, flour, or whatever, to help stock up the new neighbors cupboards.
News from Saluda Business Association
SBA members are busy this month launching the second year for the Saluda Tailgate Market and working on the seventh annual Saluda Arts & Music Festival on May 15, 2010.  This festival promises to be the best ever as it's the first juried show.  We encourage you to make plans now to attend and enjoy the finest arts, music, demonstrations of pottery, weaving, wood turning, scuplting and more in a beautiful mountain setting.
Carolyn Atkins of Apple Mill has volunteered to house our Saluda Visitor's Center.  The information and signs have been moved.   
Visit Saluda, the official town guide website.
Saluda Classifieds
Multi-use space available at 101 Cullipher (behind the Post Office & Macon Bank) - can be used as office or retail space or landlord is willing to consider converting this to an apartment.  Total square footage is 1,170 and could be rented as two separate spaces/offices/studios.  Includes a full bath, central heat and air, and a 500 sq. ft. double storage space available on the lower level.  Monthly rental may be from $610 to $700.  Call Angie T. McDonald at 828-277-7795 or 828-713-8795. 

Intern wanted. Forest Creek Farm (Saluda).  Transitional organic veggies/mushrooms for tailgate. 6 hrs/wk, $7.25/hr,  lift 30-40lbs. Now-Oct. Volunteers welcome - work for vegetables. 828-702-1704.
Betsy Burdette has eggs for sale and will leave some at the library every day for pick up.  They are $2.25/dozen and bring your own carton.  You can call Betsy to arrange for other pickups at 828-749-2161.  
"Just Like My Own" Pet Care.  I will take care of your pet.  In Saluda or Saluda Township.  Feeding, Walking, Play Time.  Contact Marilyn Prudhomme at 828-749-9172 for Rates and Reservation.
Available for rent:
ONE MONTH FREE RENT....two adjacent office spaces, 510 square feet each, office space on the corner of Main St. and Pearson Fall Rd in Nostalgia Courtyard.  Two rooms, bathroom and entry for $352.00 a month each (includes both electric and water)  What a great deal!!  Call Debi @ 828-749-9224 (not available for residential use). 
For Sale - Cemetery lot in Saluda Memorial Park. Block A - Section 14 - Plot 2. The single lot is near the front as you enter the Park.  Contact Jane Singleton at 828-606-1148 or
Saluda Lifestyles wishes to express its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of lost loved ones.
Cotton Harness, 62 passed away April 25, 2010.  Cotton was from Mt. Pleasant with a summer home in Saluda.  He was often seen walking the streets with his two Jack Russell dogs.  He was planning to retire to Saluda with his wife, Julie.
Arts Are Alive in Saluda!
The seventh annual megan wardSaluda Arts and Music Festival is May 15, 2010 from 10am to 5pm. 

This is the first juried art event and artists represent a diverse range of 2D and 3D artwork. 


The festival celebrates Saluda's art heritage, historic buildings, and the natural beauty of its mountains and waterfalls.


Enjoy the King Pup Radio Show with Phil and Gaye Johnson, a radio show performing from the Pavilion at McCreery Park starting at 12pm.

Children can explore and create their own art in the Children's Art Tent.

Be amazed watching artists demonstrate painting, wood turning, sculpting, weaving, pottery, and blacksmithing.

Stroll through the Saluda Senior Center and view artwork from more than 30 local Saluda Artists.
View creative art from Saluda School Art Students displayed in shop windows along Main Street.
Enjoy the Asheville Morris Men Dancers as they dance and play music around festival goers.  Morris Dancing is a 16th century English folk tradition to celebrate the change of seasons.  They will perform from 10am to 12pm.
Mark your calendars and book your accommodations NOW!  Please click here to see all Saluda lodgings and accommodations.
Saluda Arts & Music Festival Scholarship Raffle
megan wardFor the first time, the Saluda Arts Festival will hold a raffle, with the proceeds benefiting a Polk County High School Arts Scholarship. Three items will be raffled: an original painting by Saluda artist Jim Carson; an overnight stay at the Orchard Inn with dinner for two at the Purple Onion; and a Green River Adventures trip for two with a gourmet wine basket from Saluda Wine and Cheese - three great packages for a most worthy cause. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20. Raffle tickets can be purchased beginning May 1 at Duck Alley, Saluda Library, Heartwood and the Purple Onion.  On the day of the festival tickets can also be purchased on the porch at the Saluda Senior Center and on Main Street in downtown Saluda. Tickets will be drawn at the conclusion of the festival, and you do not have to be present to win. 
Note:  Painting above is not the painting that will be raffled.
Arts Festival Sponsors
Thanks to the following businesses for sponsoring the Children's Art Tent. Gold Sponsors:   Autumn Care, Cathy Jackson Realty, Don Mintz Builders, Macon Bank, Subway.  Silver Sponsors:  Heartwood Gallery, Purple Onion, Amy and Angelo Zollo, Barbara and Scott Cardais.  Bronze Sponsors:  Seams Sew Right and Beverly Pickard.
A special thanks to Macon Bank for their generous contributions to support the festival.
Thanks to Subway who funded the printing of art festival banners and for donating 10% of their proceeds from sales made at Subway the day of the festival.
Much appreciation to Saluda Grade who will be providing box lunches to our art judges and to the Asheville Morris Men Dancers.
Thanks to Purple Onion, Orchard Inn, Green River Adventures, and the Saluda Wine & Cheese for donating gift certificates for the Art Scholarship Raffle.
Volunteers Needed for Saluda Arts & Music Festival
megan wardPlease consider volunteering to help with the Saluda Arts and Music Festival.  Two-hour shifts are planned for many jobs, like monitoring the Saluda Local Art Exhibit, selling festival T-shirts, greeting and helping Artist set up and many other tasks that help the festival run smoothly.  It is fun and you will be right in the middle of the festival. 
Please contact Connie 828-329-6239 or email to
What's Happening
purple onion 
Fred Whiskin on piano every Friday playing "Blues to Brubeck."
May Music Schedule
May 1 ­ Smokey Joe Show
May 6 ­ The Stereofidelics
May 8 ­ Jeff & Vida
May 13 ­ Jonathan Byrd
May 15 ­ Patrick Fitzsimons
May 20 ­ Trees Leave
May 22 ­ Michael Reno Harrell
May 27 ­ One Leg Up
May 29 ­ Hickory Grove
Visit Purple Onion on their website.
saluda grade
April showers bring May flowers (inside Saluda Grade)!!  The restaurant is being showered with Azaleas, Peonies and Iris thanks to the gardens of Junie Hines, Ike Dickson, Kaye and her family.  Thanks to all for the Spring Love!  Also a big thank you to Mike and Anne Carlin for the 12 year anniversary present!  A pink azalea to plant in Kaye's garden at home!  Can you believe Saluda Grade Cafe is 12 years old?  Thank you Saluda for welcoming us into your hearts and taste buds.  It certainly is where we want to be...nestled right smack in the center of this lovely small town. 

Speaking of gardens...rumor has it that 3 kinds of Zucchini, Multicolored Carrots, Nasturtiums and Arugula have been seen sprouting in the growing gardens of Saluda Grade Cafe.  We are also keeping a watchful eye out for Starlight Swiss Chard, Peas and Beans to sprout...We love to cook from garden to table!!

May 3rd - May 7th is Teacher Appreciation Week...  Saluda Grade wants to thank all of our Teachers for their devotion and time to our kids!  The restaurant gets to help honor our teachers on May 6th....We are taking Mushroom Miso Soup and Hand Rolled Egg Rolls to Saluda School for part of their Around the World Teacher Luncheon.

Sunday May 9th...Mother's Day!  Speaking of honoring our teachers...We would like to help honor and say thank you to all our mothers out there.  On Sunday May 9th we will have a Special Mother's Day Menu and will be open all day from 11am til 7pm. Bring your mom or the one who has been a mom in your life out to lunch or dinner. Looking forward to meeting your Moms!!

Saturday May 15th...It's the Arts Festival!!  Saluda Grade will not only be open at the Restaurant but will have a Satellite Booth across the street...Roasted Chicken Wraps, Grilled Vegetable Foccacia Sandwiches, as well as Chicken and Grape Salad.  There will be Giant Cinnamon Rolls and Coffee early on so stop by and grab some while they last!  Oh yeah, The Grade will also have those Chocolate Chip Cookies that everyone Raves about....May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, you know!!

Again this month Jeremy Duncan will be entertaining us with his Soulful and Original Music on Friday Nights starting at 6:30 pm.  Saturday night May 1st The Grade will be honored to have Joshua Burgess on Acoustic Guitar!  The sounds of his music fill the room with warmth and spirit!  Thank you to both of our musicians.  We would also like to congratulate Jeremy and his wife Stacy on their new arrival. They are expecting to have a new baby the very first of May!!

On a Final Note...Come say Hello to our newest member of the waitstaff Dorrie McKinley!  She fits right in to the family...Lively, Energetic and has a heart of gold. She is living in full color, as you can see by the new Art Work she's hung on our walls...totally unique and colorful!  Actually lots of our Art has been sold and our Artists have been busy hanging their Newest Collections!  Grace Lertora is one of our Multimedia Artists and has just hung two new paintings that are Amazing!!  Stop by soon...they sell quickly.
Thank you to all who help make The Saluda Grade Cafe a welcome rest stop as well as an awesome Restaurant!!  Thank you Saluda for your continued Support and your Heart!! 

Kaye, Mario and the Staff 

megan wardmegan wardSaluda Wine & Cheese invites you to their deck Saturday, May 15th from 5 until 8 (after the Saluda Arts Festival) to celebrate the much anticipated arrival of spring.  Gary Seegal and Saluda's own Frank Beeson will be playing live and wine and beer will be served on the porch.  Come and enjoy the best view of downtown Saluda and the Saluda Grade, and don't forget to invite your friends!

101 E. Main Street,  Saluda, NC 828-749-WINE (9463) Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm,
SALUDAWINE.COM . Check us out on Facebook! 
 Green River Boys
Joe AdamsThe Green River Boys invite you to Shaffer's Roadside Grill on May 14 and 28.  They are scheduled to perform every other Friday night at 6:00pm.  Check their schedule at Green River Boys.     
megan ward
The Saluda Mountain Jamboree & Special Events Park
On May 1st The Jamboree will be closed to the public for a private wedding and reception.  The "Party With A Beat" will be right back on schedule the next Saturday night with the month of May full of Saturday night fun and music. Check out the monthly band schedule at our website: 
Saluda Jamboree.
Mark your calendar for the BRING HOME THE MUSIC  event on Friday, May 14th.  This special night of music and fun is sponsored by "Bridge Of Hope."  "Bridge Of Hope" is a local organization that aids homeless mothers and children.  The special event will have some good country and party music provided by the band Southern Pointe.  They will also have The Carolina Quartet to perform a set of gospel music.  Freeman's Catering will have food available at a nominal cost, with money going to Bridge of Hope.  Plus, there will be some great gifts and prizes for the raffle.   This is a FREE  ADMISSION  event, but please bring a donation to help support this worthy organization.  So save a few dollars for their fund and plan on being here for a Friday evening of fun and fellowship.
On Sunday, May 30th, The Lake Summit Homeowners Asssociation will be having their annual party and square dance.  Tickets and information are available by calling 698-0161.
Jamboree owners, Bob & Linda, are brainstorming the idea of adding a Friday night "beach music and shag dancing."  Friday nights would be for this type of music and dance only.  (no line dancing on Fridays).  The music would be provided by a DJ and not a live band, except for maybe a special.  This would probably start sometime in July.  Please email Linda at if you like this idea and would like to have a "Beach" night at The Jamboree. Bob & Linda want to get some feedback from folks before following through with this plan.  So please take the time to give your opinions.  And thank you in advance for your time!!
Check our events schedule on the website, or contact us at (828) 749-3676.
May and June Music Schedule
May 8th  Southern Pointe
May 15th Crimson Rose
May 22nd Tuxedo Junction
May 29th  Sound Factory
June 5th   Southern Pointe
June 12th Sound Factory
June 19th Crimson Rose
June 26th Legacy

Joe AdamsThe Wine Cellar at the Saluda Inn    
The Wine Cellars Music and Art.
Check our calendar on Carolina Wine Expert for current and up to date events information.
Local Saluda Artist to host "Mothers and Others" Tea and Teapot Parade, the day before Mothers Day, Saturday, May 8 from 4:00-6:00.   Karen Dickson Johnson will serve a selection of teas and hors'dourves.  She encourages you to bring your favorite teapot, along with your "Mother(s) and Others," for a beautiful afternoon at the historic Saluda Inn.   Tickets can be purchased at Biddies Antiques and The Wine Cellar.  $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 12 and under. 
Locals on TV on Your Carolina Morning Show with Jack and Kimberly,  CBS/WSPA channel 7 on May 3:
Scott Kinard - describing his DVD!  You won't want to miss it!
May 11   Susie Welsh  -promoting the Saluda Arts & Music Festival
May 17   Joni Mahaffey-Rauschenbach "Your Carolina Wine Expert" from The Wine Cellar - talking!
Joni can be seen on Your Carolina Morning Show once a month, talking about wine.
Events at The Wine Cellar at the Saluda Inn
May 1  Saluda School Fundraiser $100/50 donation from 7-9
May 6  "Meet the Artist" Saluda Artist Extraordinaire, Karen Dickson Johnson
May 7   Music with Tom Fisch
May 13 "Meet the Artist" Amazing Photographer Mike Raney (Joni's Cousin)
May 15  Music with Ryan Furstenburg
May 20  "Meet the Artist" Saluda Painter, Mike Bedoian
May 21  Music with Dave Desmlik
Stained Glass Mosaic Class
Kick off the Saluda Arts Festival by exploring your creative self.  A stained glass mosaic class will be offered at Corn River Cottage, 789 Ozone Drive
Saluda NC 28773.  This is a 2 day event on Friday May 14 and Saturday May 15.  All materials and tools will be provided.  You get to take home your own work of art.  Stepping Stone $36, Bird Bath $48, Bench $53.  Limited Reservation.  Please call 828-749-3616 or email
Rain date is Friday June 18 and Saturday June 19

megan ward"Spring On The Blue Ridge",
A William Jameson Painting Workshop- May 17-21.
  This plein air and studio workshop consists of five painting days in and around our charming village (such a mecca for artists) in the western North Carolina's mountains. Saluda's "Main Street Historic District" has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and her Victorian summer homes, mountainsides, spring foliage, waterfalls and winding streams provide spectacular opportunities for painting.

This workshop is appropriate for beginners to advanced, with one to one instruction in watercolor, oil, acrylic, and pen and ink sketching. Painters can work in any or all media and a materials list will be sent to all participants.

The price of the workshop is $450 which includes 30 hours of one to one instruction, critiques and a "get acquainted" cocktail party held in the studio and our home. We will break from painting each day for lunch at one of Saluda's terrific cafes.  Because the workshop is limited to 15 painters, you are encouraged to register as soon as possible with a $100 deposit. To register online for the workshop, see our other national and international workshop opportunities, or for any questions: Visit or call 828-749-3101.

megan wardSaluda Artist Jim Carson will conduct a "plein air" (outdoor) oil and acrylic workshop, entitled "Painting Fast and Loose/ Eliminating the Unnecessary" in Saluda, N.C. on Thursday -Saturday, June 3-5.
The focus of this workshop will be to attempt to master the principal as stated by Pablo Picasso that "art is the elimination of the unnecessary". The three day 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 includes a "get acquainted" gathering at Carson's studio on Wed. night, June 2. Also included is a tasty catered lunch brought to the painting site each day by The Saluda Grade Café.
For more information, visit , call 828 749-3702 or email

Kathy Tyrrell  invites you to a free introduction workshop on "The Work" by Katie Byron.  Kathy would like to share what she has learned with others and will hold these workshops in her home on Tuesday 6-7pm and Friday 4-5pm.  For more information, please contact Kathy at 828-674-2692.  To find out more about "The Work of Byron Katie,"  please visit: 
Happenings at the Tryon Fine Arts Center and Tryon Arts & Crafts  

We hope to see you at some of May 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.
Tryon Fine Arts Center Upcoming Events Click here for more information and a schedule of events.
 Green Piece
(dwindling the landfills)
Collect recyclables, found objects and anything that tickles your fancy.  TRYON PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS (TPS) will be offering a Juried Show June 27 to July 31, 2010.  The Show will be held in Gallery One at the Tryon Fine Arts Center (TFAC) at 34 Melrose Ave., Tryon, NC 28782.
NEW ACCEPTANCE DATES: All Entries will now be received in the lobby of TFAC on Friday, June 18, 2010, 10am to 3pm and Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 10am to 1pm. 
This Show is open to all ages, TPS members and non-members. Entry fees for adults, age 18+ will be $15 for the first piece and $5 for the second piece and students through age 17 may enter free of charge. Each artist is limited to two entries.  Entries can be 2-D or 3-D, paintings or drawings up to 36"; sculptures up to 24" table size; up to 36" wall hangings and up to 72" floor. Nothing should be made without using discarded or recyclable materials.
There will be 3 prizes: 1st Place - $100; 2nd Place $75 and 3rd Place $50.   
Tryon Painters and Sculptors, 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC 28782. For inquiries call Alice Bentivegna at
828-894-0390, Aviva Kahn at 828-894-6374.  Most of all, HAVE FUN!!!!!!
megan wardGreen Creek Winery Events
Chardonnay Rosso Concert Series Comtinues
May 23, 2010
Montana Skies
$15.00 in advance - $20.00 at the door
Check them out at 
Montana Skies
Jennifer & Jonathon Adams return to Green Creek Winery, May 23 for another exciting performance.  Jennifer & Jonathon are an exciting duo with a full spectrum of an orchestra and the energy of a rock band.  Their "new accoustic" sound with the pairing of a cello, 6 string electric cello, Spanish/Classical guitar and steel guitar.  These award winning musicians delve into music from Pink Floyd to Bach, as well as, their own original scores.
Using a wide range of effects, Jennifer Adams blazing electric cello and Jonathon's guitar wizardry combine to create a truly remarkable sound.  Be sure to reserve your tickets in advance as this is a concert that will sell out early!
The remaining Chardonnay Concert Series for 2010 is as follows:
June 20 - Garry Segal
July 11 - The Shane Pruitt Band
July 25 - Mel Jones & His Bag of Bones
August 15 - Me and the Boys
September 19 - Chuck Brodsky
October 3 - Al Petteway & Amy White
October 31 - Beau Coup Blue
November 21 - The Sireens & The Space Heaters
For more information please contact us at 828-863-2182 or email us at 
Green Creek Winery
413 Gilbert Road
Columbus, NC  28722 
Green Creek Winery
Hours:  Thursday - Sunday from 1:00 - 5:00 
Saluda School Playground Fundraiser
playground eqjuipmentWhat this picture is missing is children!
What the Saluda School is missing is you--
at a fundraiser to
"Complete the Project" Community Fundraiser for our kids! 
The Wine Cellar at the Saluda Inn is giving the community an opportunity to pitch in and help "Complete the Project" in a fun and creative way!  A high end wine tasting! May 1, 2010 from 7:00-9:00.  That's today....but there's still time to reserve a call Joni at 845-548-3801.
The Wine Cellar will be serving vintage, single vineyard, highly rated and regarded wines that are valued from $50.00-$150.00 per bottle, donated by a Saluda resident.  For a $100.00 donation guests will enjoy wines and light hors'dourves provided by Saluda Grade and Purple Onion and music by Saluda School graduate, Aaron Burdett.  If you would like to attend and just want a glasss of wine (or no wine at all) can still attend with a $50.00 donation that will include admission, hors'dourves and a chance to win door prizes.  100 percent of the proceeds go to the school for the playground equipment. Door prizes include:
**a free wine tasting for 12 people
** a reserve bottle of wine
**a Laguiole Bottle Opener Due to limited space and wine - reservations are necessary.
For more information please contact Joni at or 845-548-3801.
Let's show our Saluda pride and get the job's all up to you!
Donations are accepted if you cannot attend.  Send to:  Saluda School
PO Box 128, Saluda, NC 28773
Attn:  Saluda School Playground Fund
Historic Saluda
Committee Meeting Scheduled
Everyone can agree Saluda is a special place regardless of whether you are a newcomer, a native or are a part-timer, full-timer, business owner or frequent visitor. For whatever reason, you have chosen to have a relationship with Saluda and its people. I would even go so far as to say that your reasons are probably not a whole lot different from mine.
One morning recently, my husband and I were enjoying a leisurely cup of coffee at our home on Louisiana Avenue. We had received some much needed rain the night before and the morning was particularly beautiful as the sun came up causing the lingering raindrops outside to sparkle like diamonds on the lush green new growth. We had the windows pushed open and a gentle breeze swirled through the house. The temperature was springtime perfect. We felt calm and relaxed, which is not always the case with us. I looked at my husband and said, "You know, I think I can remember who I am here."  This was not a pun on senility, but a reflection on today's lifestyle.
I keep a picture from when I was around eleven or twelve years old on a bookshelf in our house in Saluda. In it, I am standing with my Shetland pony next to an old barn at my grandparents' farm off the Howard Gap Road. Thinking back, I can vividly remember feeling like I was right where I wanted to be or in my zone, as the new agers sometimes put it. This picture was one of the first items to go in our house when we moved in a couple of years ago. It was taken a long time ago, but Saluda has not failed me in present times either. When I am there, I am in my zone. When there, I temporarily feel buffered from our complicated world and for a short while I can step into that picture and be me, leaving behind the rush and stress that waits for me down the mountain.

Saluda is at a crossroad. In past articles you may recall that I like to talk about the fact there are no coincidences. It is not a coincidence that I am standing there at that crossroad too, nor is it a coincidence that you are also there.  We are the ones that are going to make a difference in our town's future. Being complacent is not the answer and we all know that. It is scary to own up to the fact that things are changing, even in Saluda. I am the first to say that I would prefer someone else to fix it so I can sit back, drink my coffee and reap the benefits. But, I just can't do that now, especially with so many of my ancestors having taken a role in building the Saluda we know today. If you feel the same, even for different reasons, then it is time for you to step up, too.
The premise behind the Historic Saluda initiative is simple - to preserve the sanctity of our town. How we do this is not up to me. But, from my personal and professional experience, the best way to get things done is to do it collectively. My goal is for this committee to work in tandem with our city officials, existing boards and existing initiatives so that together we can build on, improve and preserve what is dear to us.
To be successful will take a lot of hard work and commitment from a lot of people. So far the conversations I have had with folks reveal there are a lot of differing priorities and opinions regarding the future direction of Saluda, but the one unifying theme is passion. Folks are passionate about wanting what is best for Saluda. If you are interested in preserving the sanctity of Saluda, are willing to work, are willing to share your passion and opinions and are willing to respect the differing opinions of others, please join us.

If you are interested in being kept informed or wish to share your opinions please email me at
Cindy Stephenson Tuttle

Friends of Saluda Cordially Invite You to Attend
Historic Saluda
Community Discussion
Friday, May 7, 2010
4:00 p.m. Saluda Public Library
Are you interested in preserving the rich heritage of Saluda?
Are you interested in playing a positive role in Saluda's future?
Do you have ideas you would like to share?
Please attend!

megan ward 

...these old buildings do not belong to us only; that they have
belonged to our forefathers, and they will belong to our descendants
unless we play them false. They are not in any sense our property, to do
as we like with. We are only trustees for those that come after us.
  --William Morris

Art Clues
Ideas for Creating and Enjoying Art


                 Saluda Arts & Music Festival


Attending the annual Saluda Arts and Music Festival is one of the best ways to discover ideas for creating and enjoying art. 
Our festival is on Saturday, May 15 beginning at 10 AM. Some types of art available to experience are listed here.
Children's tent for creating art
Booths displaying and selling:  pottery, sculpture, jewelry, painting, woodworking, and photography.











This year's art festival will be an educational experience and we hope to see you there.



Beverly Bowden Pickard


 Next month's Art Clues will be "Drawing and Painting Trees"
You Call This A Spa?

Joe Adams

I wasn't born yesterday, but apparently the Spa Movement in America was.  It seems like there are spas everywhere...but they are girly things where people go to have facials...mudpacks on their faces with cucumbers on their eyes.
When I think about Spas, I think of The Greenbrier Resort and Hot Springs in West Virginia.  To my mind, those are real spas and not just because George Washington came to The Greenbrier and drank that awful sulfur water.  It tasted so bad, I spit mine out.  They assured me it was the smell and not the taste that turned my stomach.  But how are you going to get the water past into your mouth without going by your nose?
A friend and I took the famous "treatment" at Hot Springs.  We signed up one afternoon for an appointment the next day.  I had the attendant "walk" us through what we would be doing because at that time I had a hearing aid and wanted to make sure I would know what was coming next since I would have to store my hearing aid with my clothes.  He was kind enough to give us a tour.
The next day we arrived on schedule and the woman at the desk asked, "You boys here for the Treatment?"  We told her we were so she buzzed a mountain man from the back. Our first stop once we got naked was to the soaking tubes.  And they were tubs literally. The water there is a constant temperature.  The tub looked close to full...when I stepped in I could feel the water rising...and as I sat down, the water really rose...right over the top.  I yelled "My goodness, the water is going out of the tub."  But before I could panic, the attendant said it was suppose to.  The tub had fresh spring water coming in constantly so one's body temperature didn't cool the water too much.  They had not told me that part the day before so I was greatly relieved because it was like a waterfalls once I got all the way in the tub.
Our next stop was into a steam room.  The attendant gave us each a wash cloth and, at first I thought we were going to have to wash one another.  I was planning to draw the line there, but the steam was filled with eucalyptus so as the room filled up with steam, he said we might have to put the wash cloth over our faces.  (Did I mention that we were paying handsomely for this?).  The room filled rather rapidly with steam and I told my friend, "If you have anything to say to me, say it now because I'm not going to be able to read your lips once the steam rises."  I was about to break out of the room from the smell just when the attendant told us our time was up.
Next we went to have a rub down with rock salt...we were stretched out on a marble slab that seemed like what they might use for dead bodies.  Actually the attendant was rubbing (and not gently) dead skin off our freshly steamed bodies.  After he got us rubbed down, we went around the corner to a huge tiled room.  He had me stand against one wall and he was on the other side with a fire house.  He was yelling something to me, but I couldn't read his lips across the room...then he started doing hand-signals by putting his hands across his crotch.  Finally I realized that he was saying, "Cover your privates."  When I did, he turned on the firehouse and the power of the water almost knocked me down.  He was rinsing off the rock salt and the dead skin but there must have been a better way to do it.  My friend was laughing...but his turn was next.
Finally after these ordeals, we were ready to towel off and get dressed.  The female attendant out front asked cheerfully, "You boys want to sign up for another treatment tomorrow?"  I said, "I've had all the treatment I can stand in this lifetime."  She said that some people have the treatment every day. 
Real spas are in the Black Forest in Germany...palatial buildings with extravagant pools,
etc.  And needless to say, extravagant prices.  These are where Kings and Queens and rich South Americans come to relax.  We had planned a trip there one year with some friends.  Normally I would have felt too fat to get naked in one of these places.  But in Germany, the richer you are the fatter you are.  Rich industrialists, you know, so I was actually looking forward to parading around with them.  Unfortunately because of a terrorist attack (not on the spas), our trip had to be called off.  Now I'm too poor to go.  But I have a sweat lodge under my house at Lake Sheila. Close your eyes and it feels like a European Spa.
Joe Adams

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

megan wardNew Glass for Spring!  Heartwood announces new arrivals from glass artists Janet Zug and Fire & Light Recycled Glass. Fire and Light creates hand-poured dinnerware from recycled glass bottles and jars.  

Visit Heartwood onlne or
Heartwood Gallery on Facebook!

megan wardThe Manna Cabanna will be open during the Saluda Arts & Music Festival to provide more information about the CSA program and will be offering fresh ice cream, spring asparagus, strawberries, along with so much more!! 



Saluda Wine & Cheese


Saluda Wine & Cheese Market proudly offers Polk County's most extensive selection of wines, beers, and cheeses.  With over 300 wines and 100 craft beers to choose from, we carry an incredible variety of styles priced for all budgets.  We support local business and carry a wide variety of goods that are produced in our area including wines, beers, cheeses, coffee, chocolates, bread and handmade pastries.

GREEN EGGS ARE BACK!  Spring is here again and the chickens in Saluda have started laying.  Stop in and get a dozen of the freshest free range eggs available in Saluda.  We now sell milk (organic or regular), ˝ & ˝, & Handmade Hungarian Pastries.  We sell Wildflour Breads fresh every day at the best price around- only $3.79!! Order all of your Wildflour Bakery products from Saluda Wine & Cheese. 

101 E. Main Street,  Saluda, NC 828-749-WINE (9463) Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm,

SALUDAWINE.COM . Check us out on Facebook! 




curtis wright"The Curtis Wright Outfitters Saluda Shop has Moved Just Across the Street to 66 East Main Street...Come See Us!"


megan ward.
We are SO excited!!!!  Our beautiful new web site is nearly finished.  (Round of applause for Emily Lamar!!!  Also, many thanks to Sam Lovelace)
By visiting you can view the menu for the coming Saluda Tailgate Market and by calling Wildflour, you can order ahead and know that your favorite breads and treats will be reserved just for you for Market pickup.
(That's every Friday from 4:30 - 6:30.....We'll be there!).  Our website is also the best way to keep up with our new ideas, new ventures, new products and maybe even a new joke now and then!
megan wardComing and Going at the Saluda Inn
The tourist season is approaching quickly.  We will have an inn full of visitors from all over the world this summer.  Some of our guests will be coming from Greece, Japan, Bali, Canada, and from all over the USA!  We encourage them all to get out and eat shop downtown!  The season starts with a writer's retreat being held by NY Bestsellers List Author; Barbara Sher.  This is her 4th retreat in 2 years.  She LOVES Saluda.  Some of her books are available at The Wine Cellar if you are interested in seeing her work.
During the week of the art's festival, a group of crafty "Hookers" will be at the inn, coming together to lean some new skills and techniques - get your minds out of the gutter!   THANK YOU to town local, Marilyn for recruiting this group of crafty people to Saluda! 
After that, our guests will continue!  The Saluda Inn has about 25 family reunions that return every summer and have been coming for years!  They love our little town. Visit Saluda Inn or call 828-749-9698.
The new Dollar General Store going up on Ozone.

dollar general

City Notes

Joe Adams

Keep up to date with city news at City of Saluda's website.
Spring Green Bash - Green River Adventures
green riverYou are invited to the 4th annual GRA Bash May 8, 2010 8:30am to 8:30pm at Green River Adventures, 1734 Holbert Cove Road in Saluda. Event is open to the public but reservations are required for the river trips so call 800-335-1530 to book. 
Event Schedule:
8:30am  Diamond Brand pre-season sale
Upper Green River Rush (1/2 day trip) High Adventure
9:00am  Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking (full day lesson)  Upper Green River Run/Intro to Creeking (full day lesson)
1:00pm  Test drives by Prestige Subaru
Lower Green River Adventure (3 hour trip) Family Friendly
2:00pm  Lower Green River Adventure (3 hour trip) Family Friendly
3:00pm  Lower Green River Adventure (3 hour trip) Family Friendly
6:00pm  Dinner by Hubba Hubba Smokehouse brought to you by Diamond Brand
Spring Green Bash is brought to you by Green River Adventures' sponsors WNCW 88.7 , Subaru, and Diamond Brand.
Our Vanishing Americana Airs UNC-TV
Our Vanishing Americana, the documentary premiered on November 25 on WTVI (Charlotte-based PBS station).  It went on to garner WTVI's highest ratings in more than 10 years!   The documentary premiered last week on WNPT (Nashville, TN).  It was the second-highest rated PBS program in the country - of all PBS stations!  
This documentary was based on the book, Our Vanishing Americana by Mike Lassiter.  Saluda's general stores; Thompson Store & Ward's Grill and M.A. Pace General Store are featured in the book and the documentary. 
Both UNC-TV and ETV will broadcast the documentary. The first airing will come from UNC-TV premiering Thursday, June 24 at 10 pm.  ETV will announce their premiere date soon.
Please make sure to mark your calendar for the premiere of this documentary on UNCTV on June 24 at 10pm.  This will be the first broadcast in our area.
Robert Pace gets visits in his store from people in the WTVI viewing area.  They come to Saluda just to see the stores that were in this documentary.    
You can purchase the book at M.A. Pace General Store and make sure you ask Robert to autograph it.

You don't want to miss this!

megan ward 
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Saluda abounds in art galleries--original art frames the walls of our restaurants and shops.  Sitting in the Saluda Grade or the Purple Onion your eyes are drawn to the walls displaying variety of artwork from local artists.  Salamander and Heartwood Gallery exhibits and sells American crafts and arts and the Saluda Senior Center exhibits an artist's work each month.  The Wine Cellar at the Saluda Inn features different visual and performing artist each month.  Saluda's art galleries are not just displayed in brick and mortar but also in natural wonders of mountain vistas, waterfalls, native plants and flowers, rushing rivers and mountain lakes, pastures with grazing cows or goats, roving wild turkeys, and even in an old falling down barn.  Even Saluda School is an A+ school incorporating art into the curriculum.  Saluda is Art!
Remember, All past Saluda Lifestyles are archived on the Saluda Lifestyles website.
Cathy Jackson,
Cathy Jackson Realty
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