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 Where Time Stands Still                                       September 1, 2010
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In This Issue (click on a topic to move to it quickly.)
Dates to Remember
Town BBQ
Saluda Center News
Art at Saluda Center
Saluda Community Land Trust
Historic Saluda
Saluda Garden Club
The Women's Club of Saluda
Heartwood Gallery Celebrates
Yoga Schedule
Saluda Medical Center
Saluda Library
Saluda School
Saluda Church Services
Saluda Business Association
Saluda Classifieds
Festivals & Fairs
What's Happening in Music and Art
You Can Go Back in Time
Art Clues
Joe Adams
Saluda Scoop
School Box Top Fundraiser
Saluda Grade Pearls
Fall Plant Sale
Saluda School Reunion
Saluda Tailgate Market
City News
Birthday Wishes
Historic Saluda Committee Survey

The newly formed Historic Saluda Committee needs your help to establish priority for potential projects. The Committee has identified areas that could be addressed. We appreciate your time and this brief survey will only take a few minutes.  The survey will close September 30, 2010.

Please click here to take the survey now.

Historic Saluda Committee - Importance Scale Survey



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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. 
 Low Country Style
Beautiful Saluda home nestled among the trees yet within walking distance quaint downtown Saluda with wonderful shops and restaurants. Living room has french doors opening onto full-length covered front porch and dining room opens to deck overlooking back garden. Kitchen and master bath were updated in 2009. Lower level room could be private office, media room, game room, or fourth bedroom with full bath. 3 BR, 3 BA, 2185 SF, 2-car garage  MLS#472391  $422,000
           Little Cabin on 10 Wooded Acres
Nestled in the woods with privacy and seclusion yet is just minutes from town. Renovated with updated plumbing and wiring. MLS#472774  $250,000
Looking for a Fall or Winter  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 August 31, 2010

Sales               Closed   Pending
Homes 2009         11           0
Land 2009             9            0
Homes 2010        14            0
Land 2010             6            1
Homes sales have increased compared to this time last year.  A positive indicator for real estate sales in Saluda.
Dates to Remember
Charlie Ward's Memorial Pig Out at McCreery Park September 11 from 4 to 7.
Saluda Tailgate Market
every Friday May through October 4:30 to 6:00pm. Saluda's public parking lot right of the bridge and the end of Main Street.  Rain or Shine! 
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 7, at 5:30pm at the Purple Onion.  This is the annual pot luck and get re-acquainted event. 
Planning Board of the City of Saluda meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at Saluda Public Library meeting room.
Saluda Community Land Trust will meet the third Wednesday of the month at 3:00 at McCreery Park pavilion.  For information please call Betsy Burdett at 828-749-2161.
Historic Saluda Committee meets on September 24 at 2pm at the Meeting Room in Saluda Library.

Saluda Garden Club meets September 20 at the Saluda Library at 9:45am for a trip to Japanese Garden.


Women's Club of Saluda Annual Picnic at McCreery Park pavillon September 14 at 5:30.

Charlie Ward's Memorial Pig Out September 11
megan ward
It all began with one pig, one man and an idea for one heck of a party.  Eleven years ago, over 500 town-folk and some others gathered to celebrate Saluda and eat some awesome barbecue and fixin's.  Come and join us on September 11 in McCreery Park from 4:00 to 7:00 for the 11th year celebration.   Please come and gather in the park for an afternoon of food, fun and conversation. "I am so proud to be able to continue what Charlie and others wanted for our community.  Saluda is special and we all need to come together and celebrate a wonderful summer for us all," says Judy Ward.  BRING A DESSERT AND A CHAIR, BBQ & FIXIN'S ARE FREE!

Donations and volunteers are needed.  If you are interested in being part of the planning or want to contribute, please contact Judy Ward at 828-749-1349 or
Click here to watch a conversation with Charlie Ward about the town BBQ.
megan wardIn memory of Charlie Ward.
Saluda Center News and Events
New Senior Center
 We are now "The Saluda Center" and we need a new logo. If you would like to help design a new logo, please submit a design by September 30. Designs can be submitted via email to  The winning design will receive the first Saluda Center T-shirt. 
To see the regularly scheduled activities at the Saluda Center please click here. 
        Save These Dates Now!
(All events and activities take place at the Saluda Center on Greenville Street.)
Beginning Tuesday, September 7, 2010, the second in a series of American Contract Bridge lessons for beginning and advancing players will be taught at the Saluda Center.  This series is Play of the Hand, the most exciting part of the game, and will emphasize how to make a PLAN before you start to play and then putting it all together.  This series of classes will be held each Tuesday morning for eight (8) weeks from 9:30 -11:30 AM at the Saluda Center.
This class will be taught by Tollie Ross, a certified bridge teacher.  Tollie has been teaching bridge to adults, teenagers, and children for some eight years.  He taught Spanish and German for 40 years and has just retired from Darlington School, a private college prep school in Rome, Georgia.  His philosophy in teaching is "let's have fun."  The instruction material was written by Audrey Grant, a professional educator who happens to be a bridge player.  Please contact the Saluda Center at 828-749-9245 or Tollie Ross at 709-936-8877 or 864-452-5931.
Book club will meet on Mon. Sept. 13 due to Labor Day holiday.
Thurs. Sept. 16 at 6pm, Single Women United Potluck Dinner. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy a fun night. Rumor is that there may be a "swim party" at Judy Ward's house!

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.
Art at Saluda Center
    The Saluda Center presents
 September Art Exhibit

"Advent Artists"

of The Episcopal Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, SC

The Advent Artists, made up of the watercolor classes at the Episcopal Church of the Advent, Spartanburg, SC, have been in existence more than13 years. The Rev. Dr. Clayton Turner, Rector Emeritus, asked Sa Smith to form the class to encourage parishioners' participation in the arts and Advent Artists has been going strong ever since, donating work each year to the ECW Bazaar to raise money for outreach, helping support their missionaries in Ecuador, and offering The Advent Artists, made up of the watercolor classes at the Episcopal Church of the Advent pastoral care and moral support to members of the parish. The class has also created a garden to enhance the church grounds and as a resource for paintings.

The Church of the Advent has provided the old nursery as a studio for use solely by the watercolor class.  Members of the class have fully furnished the studio, making it comfortable, delightful and efficient. Both classes are held weekly year-round, there is an open studio for class use another day, keeping this space well used throughout the week. The completely volunteer effort has been a major success for all involved.

Watercolor is the focus of the class. However pieces in this show demonstrate interest in acrylic and other mixed media. There are 18 members of the class, some of whom are absolute beginners and others who have studied for years and have even been professional artists, as well as those who started with the class about 13 years ago.  The professional backgrounds are equally diverse, for the students have been teachers, volunteers, nurses and business people. Because of this diversity, the supportive and encouraging spirit in the group is helpful to each artist.

Exhibits have been held at the Advent and other churches, in hospitals, schools, restaurants and residences.

Members of the class include Carol Ramello, Malinda Tulloh, Dolores Dye, Ginger Watson, Ellen Rutter, Katie Hodge, Pat Jennings, Lois Stringer, Luisa Coburn, Lorelei Foster, Joyce Veytia, Irene Howell, Sally Overcarsh, Jackie Hollis, Angie Brock, Susan Hopps, and Jean Hamilton.  Sa Smith is the instructor and director of the program.

The artists are donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of work in this exhibit to the Saluda Center for program assistance to the community. 

Please join us for a reception for the artists on Thursday, September the 9, 5:00-6:30PM.

Saluda Community Land Trust

Kudzu Coming Down!

Members of the Saluda Community Land Trust, along with dedicated community members, and support from Newt Hardie and his Kudzu Coalition, have made a great enrode into the kudzu at the corner of Ozone and Thompson.  Drive by and check the dead vines in the trees and the progress this group is making.   Kudzu is a dastardly invasive vine, and unless major efforts are put in place, threatens to kill our native trees and shrubs and makes the ground uninhabitable for all kinds of wildlife.


Newt emailed, "Although only two of us from Spartanburg were able to come up and assist the Saluda Community Land Trust, Thursday's "kudzu party" was a blast. Our hats are off to Nora Parks Anderson and Nancy Barnett for organizing and starting the Thursday morning kudzu removal.


We were impressed by the number of participants and the energy. Folks all over Polk County could hear Betsy's [Burdett] war hoops and encouraging cheers. Nora Parks happily earned her official t-shirt for her hours of community service.


Congratulations to the Saluda team and to Paul Harrison and Aurelia Mayer. You are off to a terrific start. Paul David Blakeley has agreed to bring Kudzilla up the mountain to help. "


Newt and his team will bring the mighty "Kudzilla", a modified backhoe and fork, to Saluda tomorrow, September 2, to aid in ground removal. Come out and watch the action, join us if you choose to tackle the vines, and get a handle on controlling kudzu in our community.  We work from 8 am till 10 am each Thursday and always welcome more help.


SCLT will meet Wednesdays, Sept 1 and 15 at 3:00 at McCreery Park.  We invite you to join us, or call 828-749-1560 for more information.

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. 
Historic Saluda Committee Update

The newly-formed Historic Saluda Committee is an advisory committee to the Saluda City Commissioners, and we are in the exploratory stages of determining what the community wants and what we are able to do to preserve our historic town. We have met monthly since May, and many thoughtful and constructive ideas were given to the committee. From the many ideas, the committee decided that a survey of the community was in order, and since mid-August the survey has been on-line at this website: and printed copies are available at City Hall, Saluda Library, Macon Bank and the US Post Office. In addition, the survey is also going to be mailed to every property owner in the City of Saluda.  The survey will be available until September 30. If you don't live in Saluda, we hope you will participate on-line, and if you are a city resident, look for your survey in the mail soon. You can drop off the completed survey at City Hall or put it in the mail.


In June the City Commissioners voted to make the City Hall Restoration Committee, also an advisory committee, a sub-committee of Historic Saluda. We are talking to the State Preservation Office, looking at grant opportunities, brainstorming fundraisers and trying to determine the best way to make the restoration of City Hall a reality. We would like to see the building fully restored, but we don't know yet if this is possible. Stay tuned.


We may not be able to take on every project, but we do want to see what the interest is in each question on the survey. One item that we will act on soon is oral histories of Saluda's senior citizens. This project cannot wait. When the surveys are tallied, we will have guidance on future projects. 


Our next meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 24, at 2 p.m. in the community room at the Saluda Library. We hope that everyone will join us in this effort. It is much more fruitful if we volunteer our time and discuss openly the best action for our lovely and historic city. We hope to hear from you and see you at the meeting on September 24.


Lynn Cass, Chair

Historic Saluda Committee

Saluda Garden Club


For some time there has been concern about children playing unsupervised in the park.  This has resulted in plants being destroyed, rocks thrown into the spring and other forms of mischief children are so well known for.  However, in addition to that, there is also concern for the children.  They like to climb on the rocks which are not secured and the slip of a rock could very easily result in an injured child.  Therefore, at a recent council meeting, the situation was discussed and an ordinance was passed to put signs at either entrance to the park stating that children must be accompanied by adults.


We need your help in protecting this beautiful gift to our community as well as protecting your own children.  We hope you will to talk to your children about Spring Park - about how important it is for them to be accompanied by an adult when they are there, about how all the beautiful flowers happen to be there and about why it is such an important icon in our community.  And if you don't know those things yourself, the library has a wealth of information on the subject.  Spring Park is also on the National Register of Historic Sites.


Tip of the month:  To keep your pruning tidy, use an old shower curtain.  Start at the middle of one side and cut to the center.  This will allow you to place the curtain around the base of the item being pruned and the pick up is an easy job.  Obviously if you have much smaller items, just find a smaller size plastic and do the same thing.


The next meeting will be September 20 to tour Japanese Gardens in Hendersonville. We will meet  at the Saluda Library 9:30 - 9:45.


Happy Gardening,

Sandra Rocks, Saluda Garden Club
Women's Club Meeting
Spouses and guests are welcome to the annual picnic of the Women's Club of Saluda.  It will be held at the pavilion in the McCreery Park on Tuesday, September 14 at 5:30 pm.  Bring a side dish or a dessert.  The meat will be provided.

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. 
Heartwood Gallery Celebrates
American Craft Week October 1-10

American Craft week is a national celebration of the wonders of American craft and the importance of craft in the lives of individuals and communities. Those who work to create original and enduring American craft enrich our homes, work places, and economies. Please join us for two special events honoring area artists whose lives and work have been centered on craft.



Monday, October 5, 5:30-7:00pm

Saluda Center, 64 Greenville Street, Saluda NC

Stoney Lamar, nationally renowned wood sculptor, teacher, and member of the American Craft Council board of directors will give a brief talk on "Craft in Community." This will be followed by a reception and show of 5 area artists. In addition to works by Lamar the show will feature woodturning by Mark Gardner, pottery by Kelly McCullough, tapestry by Holly Wilkes, and calligraphy by Michael Hughey. The work will remain on display through American Craft Week and will be for sale at Heartwood Gallery.



Saturday, October 9, 5:30-8:00pm

Heartwood Gallery, 21 East Main Street, Saluda NC

Heartwood Gallery is celebrating its 25th year of selling American craft with a reception and show spotlighting four regional potters. Outstanding pottery has long been a focus of Heartwood's collection and this show will feature special work by western North Carolina potters Karen Newgard, Emily Reason, Sarah Rolland, and Robin Kirby.


For more information on these events please call the gallery 828-749-9365 or visit


Yoga Class Schedules
Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.  Cassandra Nelson-Gorski, LMBT. 

Gentle Yoga 
Wed.  12:30
Thurs.12:30 & 5:30 
Chair Exercise
Tues. 2:15
Fri.   10:00
Classes are for beginners to advanced and are being held in the studio below the Saluda Senior Center.  Private classes and group classes are also available.

Cassandra also offers MASSAGE THERAPY sessions, from relaxing Swedish to deep tissue massages.

Please call 828-749-3794 for any questions you may have or if you would like to schedule a massage session.

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.

Saluda Medical Center

         megan ward    
Third Annual Masquerade Ball Funraiser


No, that's not a typo.  It is a fund-raiser, in fact, our only one of the year.  But it also raises a lot of fun.  Just ask anyone who attended last year.  There will be a BBQ dinner, dancing to Sound Investment (second year in a row), costume contests (couples & individuals) with prizes, and drawings, also for prizes.


And this year, as part of the fundraising, you can purchase posed photos taken by Nancy Barnett, a professional photographer who many of you know.


We're keeping ticket prices the same - $25 for individual and $40 for couples (which really only covers the cost of the dinner, the band, and the rental fee), so we've left a place on the ticket for you to contribute more if you choose, which would be a very good choice.  (Next month we'll let you know where you can buy tickets and where the proceeds from the event are intended to go.)


Oh, almost forgot; it's on Friday, October 29 at the Saluda Mountain Jamboree.  Great place for a ball!


Fifty-nine days and counting; plenty of time to plan your costume.


View imagery from previous Funraisers by linking here.


For more information you can email us at

Contact the Saluda Medical Center at 828-749-4411 or visit their web site at 
Saluda Community Library

Paul Koenen

September Children's Program
Wednesday, September 1, 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime.  "Back to School"
Thursday, September 2, 10:00 a
"Bouncing Babies and Toddlers in Tow"

Wednesday, September 8, 10:30 am

Preschool Storytime, "Brothers and Sisters Storytime"

Thursday, September 9, 10:00 am

"Bouncing Babies and Toddlers in Tow"


Wednesday, September 15, 10:30 am

Preschool Storytime, "Curious George and Other Monkeys"


Thursday, September 16, 10:00 am

"Bouncing Babies and Toddlers in Tow"


Wednesday, September 22, 10:30 am

Preschool Storytime, "All Kinds of Peace"


Thursday, September 23, 10:00

Bouncing Babies and Toddlers in Tow


Wednesday, September 29, 10:30 am

Preschool Storytime, "Dappled Apples"


Thursday, September 30, 10:00 am

Bouncing Babies and Toddlers in Tow

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 Elementary School
  Joe Adams
Information Update from Saluda Elementary School


Playground Update

Thank you, Saluda Community!  We have reached our goal and will be purchasing the second phase of the new playground equipment the first week in October!  Hopefully, all will go well and we will be able to get a group of volunteers here on Saturday, October 23 to put in the new equipment.  October 23 is designated as "Make A Difference Day" and schools across NC will be encouraging parents and community members to volunteer their time to help complete projects on this day.


Collecting Box Tops

Our school is once again collecting Box Tops.  Last year, we raised over $1,100.00 by collecting Box Tops.  You may help us in this fundraising effort by adding your Box Tops to one of the boxes downtown or by bringing them to the school secretary's office in the Rock Building.


Community Volunteers

We would love to have more community members as volunteers at our school!  We are in need of adults who would like to read to or listen to students read aloud in our After School Academy between 3:30-4:30pm each day.  Another area of need is in our library/media center.  We need adults who are willing to help shelve books and straighten shelves.  Also, we are always looking for guest artists to share their talents with our students.  One of our goals, as a NC A+ (arts-integrated) School, is for our students to get a glimpse of the world of musical, theatrical and/or visual arts artists.   If you are interested in volunteering in any of these ways, please email the principal at


September Events  

Below, you will find a list of school events scheduled for the month of September:

September 6       No School - Holiday

September 16      Interim Reports

September 17      Performance:  African Drum and Dance Troupe  1:00pm

September 22      Fall Pictures by Strawbridge Studios

Sept. 24 - Oct. 1  TACO Week (Take A Child Outdoors Week)


Super Sizzlin' Summer Adventures

Each participating church received a SSS Adventures notebook to share with their congregations at our "wrap up" meeting earlier this month.  I encourage you to take the time to look through one of the notebooks to catch a glimpse of the 5-week program.


Also, if you have a few minutes to spare, Rev. Rob Parsons has posted pictures from the program on YouTube.  Just click here to view a 3 minute slideshow.


We hope you enjoy these pictures of our shared adventures.  Again, thank you to each and every volunteer who helped make this program possible!


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
Worship 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

News from Saluda Business Association
The Saluda Business Association is pleased to annouce a donation of $250 to the Saluda School Playground Fundraiser. 
Toni Garcia, summer resident and quilt artist has donated a Christmas quilt to be raffled to raise money to purchase new Christmas lighting and decorations for Main Street.quilt  Tickets are available at area businesses and on display at Macon Bank. Tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10.  The winning ticket will be drawn during Hometown Christmas stroll in December. You can also purchase tickets by by mailing your money and order for number of tickets to Saluda Business Association, PO Box 1085, Saluda, NC 28773.
If you are interested in joining the Saluda Business Association please contact Susie Welsh at
Visit for more information about the businesses and and the town of Saluda.
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. 
Wanted: Saluda Garden Assistant.  Weeding, working alongside owner; flowers, conifers in large residential garden.  No mowing; able to lift 30-40lbs.  4hrs/wk or every other week, $10.00/hr, Now through Oct.  Contact or 828-749-9809.
"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.
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
Subtle Signs of Change

September transforms summer into fall in the
Hayfield south of town..
mountains. Summer days in Saluda are getting shorter and the nights cooler. The last of summer crops like tomatoes and corn are finishing up and farmers start thinking about fall crops like collards and sweet potatoes. 

School has started back so there is a slow down of day trippers and visitors.  Shop owners, restaurants and lodging proprietors are enjoying a little respite before the fall splendor of color brings a new hustle and bustle to town.
The dogwood trees are starting to turn--a sure sign that fall is beginning and wooly worms have made an appearance. 
Saludians are ready for cooler weather and the renewed energy that comes with it.
Summer's Last Stand
There's still a lot of fun in neighboring communities.  Click on the links to see event schedules.
The 64th Annual NC Apple Festival is in downtown Hendersonville September 3 through 6. Click here to see all of the events and activities.

Tryon Celebrates 125th Anniversary September 3 and 4.  Click here to see all the birthday events and entertainments.


Along with the wild rides, farm animals, and funnel cakes the NC Mountain State Fair hasn't lost its mountain heritage of exhibiting mountain art and crafts. Enjoy the fair at the WNC Ag Center, Airport Rd, Fletcher from September 10 through 19.

What's Happening in Music and Art
purple onionFred Whiskin on piano every Friday playing "Blues to Brubeck."
Winter Hours at the Purple Onion are in effect and they will be closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
September Music Schedule 
Sept 2 ­ Rod Picott
Sept 4 ­ The Stereofidelics
Sept 9 ­ Red Hot Sugar Babies
Sept 11 ­ Aaron Burdett
Sept 13-16 ­ CLOSED
Sept 18 ­ Laura Monk & High Cotton
Sept 23 ­ Aaron Price
Sept 25 ­ Jon Shain
Sept 30 ­ Dana Cooper
To see more information about the artists and sample their work, visit Purple Onion on their website.
Aaron Burdett will play at Saluda Wine & Cheese Market on Saturday, September 18 in celebration of their first two years in business.  Check out their website for more details
Green River Boys

Joe AdamsThe Green River Boys invite you to Shaffer's Roadside Grill on September 10 and 24.  They are scheduled to perform every other Friday night at 6:00pm.  Check their schedule at Green River Boys.     
megan ward
Beach in the Mountains on Friday 
Beach in The Mountains welcomes DJ's Bobby Vaughn, Jeff Foster & Buck Crumpton for a special evening of music and entertainmenton September 10. These guys are combining their years of experience at SOS and bringing it to the mountains. There will be free dance lessons from 7-8 with Steve & Kathy Day, shag award winners! Plus ShagTour will be streaming out the evening LIVE on their site Get ready for a high energy evening!!
Also, Keep checking the schedule for the live bands that will be performing for the Saturday night "Party With A Beat." 
Check our events schedule on the website, or contact us at (828) 749-3676.
September Music Schedule
Friday, Sept. 3 - "Beach In The Mountains"
Sept. 4 - Southern Pointe
Friday, Sept.10 - "Beach In The Mountains"
Sept. 11 - The 96.5 House Band
Friday, Sept. 17 - "Beach In The Mountains"
Sept. 18 - Crimson Rose
Friday, Sept. 24 - "Beach In The Mountains"
Sept.25 - Sound Factory
September at The Wine Cellar at the Saluda Inn    
Check our calendar on Carolina Wine Expert for current and up to date events information. Open Thurs - Fri - Sat 7PM   unless stated otherwise.  Call 828-749-9698 for reservations and fees.
Thurs 2   Music with Ryan Furstenburg
Thurs 9  Fall Pre-Sale Tasting - reservations reqired
Sat 11 & 25    Music with Frank (Beeson) & Friends
Mon 20   Joni (Your Carolina Wine Expert) Live on Jack & Kimberly
Something NEW at The Wine Cellar - Frank Beeson and Friends.  Frank Beeson has booked a couple of weekends a month for the fall and promised to bring in some musical friends for jam sessions - we have done it twice and it is awesome.  Dobro, Guitar, Harmonica playing Catfish Joe has graced us with his music, Jason stopped by on Saturday with 5 or 6 instruments and a voice that rocked the house - he reminded me of Lyle Lovette.  It is always different and always fun.  There is no cover at The Wine Cellar but the musicians greatly appreciate your tips!
Stock your cellar for $$20% off during our annual Fall Pre-Sale Tasting, Thursday, September 9.  I am still selecting the wines but just to tempt you, we have a wonderful Super Tuscan, a big, high-end, juicy California blend and a fantastic Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.  Each wine on sale has been tasted by ME and met my seal of approval which means all wines have come from small vineyards throughout the world and offer only a limited quantity, however prices are very approachable.  This event begins promptly at 7:00pm and reservations are required.   828-749-9698.
Amy and Frank Beeson, The Saluda Inn, and Brilliant Productions are pleased to announce the return of the incomparable Mr. Geoff Achison, in a rare solo acoustic performance. This will be Geoff's final area appearance in 2010.
Where: The Wine Cellar at The Saluda Inn, Greenville St, Saluda, NC  828-749-9698
When: Sunday Sept. 12th @ 4 PM
Admission - $20.00 
Seating is limited in this magnificent, one of a kind venue. Purchase your tickets early at Biddie's Antiques on Main Street.  You can contact them at 828-749-9254.
Kelly McCullough Pottery is now on Ozone Drive!  Local potter Kelly McCullough is moving her studio into the lower level of Saluda Wine & Cheese Market.  Kelly's colorful pieces are now available for sale in the wine and cheese shop.  For more information, visit
"Mountain River Tributary"
Saluda Artist Dale McEntire exhibits at Grovewood Gallery, Asheville NC
Garden Sculpture - Sept 10 - October 31, 2010
Opening Reception September 11 (2pm - 5pm).
Grovewood Gallery's exhibit "Along the Path" will feature contemporary landscape paintings and sculptures by artist Dale McEntire.  A native of Western North Carolina, Dale has been involved in the visual arts since his training at Mercer University.  He has continued to evolve as an artist through private studies in the U.S. and Europe and his training at Penland School of Crafts. His interest in the spiritual essence of nature can be seen in his use of color and form. Dale produces both oil and pastel paintings and sculpture (stone, steel, glass, bronze) out of his studio in Saluda, North Carolina.
Dale is a member of Mountain Sculptors in Asheville, Tri State Sculptors, and teaches painting at a local community college.

To view Dale's work, see his web site at  An opening reception, free to the public, will be held on Sept 11 from 2-5pm at Grovewood Gallery.  For more information, call Grovewood Gallery at 877 622 7238 or visit their web site at 
Saluda artist Jim Carson will conduct two "plein air" (outdoor) oil and acrylic workshops, titled "Color / Getting it Right" in Saluda, NC, on Thursday -Saturday, Oct. 7-9, and Oct 28-30.
Appropriate to the beautiful colors of our western NC Fall season, these workshops will concentrate on color harmony, including instruction on mixing the right color for the right spot, getting the correct color balance, and then how to do it again 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 is open to all levels, from beginners to advance.  The workshop will also focus on simplifying large shapes and applying paint quickly and confidently.   The cost of the workshop is $300, and includes a "get acquainted" gathering at Jim's studio on Wed. nights, Oct. 6 and 27. 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

Random Arts in Saluda is happy to announce a new workshop entitled..." Textured Legacies"
with K.C. Willis from Colorado
October 22 and 23 
With their new studio proudly in place with its enclosed courtyard for outdoor activities,
professional work stations and stainless steel work sinks, all that's left is the creative chitter chatter of all those smiling faces that are happy to once again, be here with us, in our new space.
In this workshop with K.C. Willis we'll create a fabric piece/wall hanging using a cherished family photo and making it look worn and wonderful using her techniques for aging and layering, composition, design, texturing with fabric as well as transfers with words and photographs.
K.C.'s classes are as much about inspiration as they are technique. You will leave the class full of technical know-how, but flying high from the motivation that she delivers through storytelling. 
You will also learn to "listen" to the people on their photo and let them help create the piece.
K.C. is best known for her Collage Camps that she holds online with students from around the world as well as her studio workshops in Colorado. People travel from near and far to take workshops from her and learn the story telling that surrounds each piece. Her work has been featured in galleries across the globe and in all the popular publications including Somerset Studio. A video was filmed a few years ago when she lived in Santa Fe by a crew from HGTV and it is a good piece that shows how fabric can  work wonders in a multitude of ways  with coffee stained art canvas! It's all warm, welcoming and inviting right along with her collage wall hangings that offer that same coffee stained aged look.  This is a great opportunity to be in the presence of such a talented artist and all of us here are looking forward to this once in a lifetime visit with KC.
Register by emailing -
Workshop dates: Oct. 22nd and 23rd
Cost: $265
Includes: 2 full days of instruction, continental breakfast in the studio, catered lunch by the Saluda Grade Cafe and afternoon snacks.
Note:  Workshop is at the new Random Arts Workshop location just west of town across the bridge on Highway 176.  
Happenings at the Tryon Fine Arts Center and Tryon Arts & Crafts
On Saturday, September 4, 2010, from 10 am to 4 pm, Tryon Arts and Crafts, in honor of Tryon's 125th, Birthday is hosting an Open House at their facilities located at 373 Harmon Field Road in Tryon, NC.  There will be demonstrations in all seven of the studios as well as the blacksmith shop.
In conjunction with the Open House, Tryon Arts and Crafts is hosting a Blacksmith and Metal Artist Show in our Gallery. A number of artists/blacksmiths and metal artists from the surrounding area will be showing examples of their work. This exhibit is open to the public, who are encouraged to attend the Open House and learn about the wonderful resources we have to offer.
For those attending the Birthday Celebration in Tryon, on Saturday, September 4,   a shuttle will run from Stott's Ford in downtown Tryon, to Tryon Arts and Crafts.
Tryon Arts and Crafts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide creative opportunities for everyone through education, instruction, and expression of heritage and contemporary arts and crafts in a friendly, stimulating and enriching environment. A listing of our classes and weekend workshops can be found on our website  Our normal business hours are 9am to 4pm Monday thru Friday and 10am to 1pm Saturday.
While you are visiting Tryon Arts and Crafts, please stop in at our gift shop.  The gift shop adjoins the gallery and contains unique items hand crafted by local artisans.

We hope to see you at upcoming workshops. For more information on each workshop please visit our web site at Tryon Arts and Crafts
13th Regional Juried Art Show at Tryon Painters & Sculptors
Call for entries for Tryon Painters & Sculptor's 13th Regional Juried Art Show, Oct. 3rd-Nov. 6th.  Download prospectus at $1500 in prizes! Submit art on Sept. 16, 17, & 18 at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Ave Tryon, NC. 828-859-3233 ext 212. Professional artist, professor & Museum faculty member, Glen Miller will be the juror. 
adgerDavid Edgar's Wonderful World of Recycled Plastics
David Edgar presents a myriad of colorful animals, fish and sculptures created from everyday plastic containers. The playful and artfully assembled creatures and imaginative forms will be on view in Gallery One at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, 34 Melrose Avenue, Tryon, NC from August 15 th through September 11 th.  The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information on the exhibit call 828 859 3233 ext 212 or visit
The Tryon Fine Arts Center begins its second year of Explore the Arts, a series of programs planned to pique your curiosity and creativity, and to explore diversity in today's Arts.  Each program is planned for the first Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Mahler Family Board Room at TFAC, 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon.  Mark your calendars now for:  9/2/2010: Explore  Installation and Found Object Art - Janet Orselli, Artist.   Create art with what you've got in your house, yard and memory. Janet Orselli will discuss the creative process involved in this popular art form. 

Tryon Fine Arts Center Upcoming Events Click here for more information and a schedule of events.
Summer Tracks Concerts in Rogers Park, Tryon
Summer Tracks concerts start at 7 p.m. and are free, though a voluntary donation at the gate is encouraged. Giardini's wood fired pizzas, homemade ice cream, water and soft drinks will be for sale.  Summer Tracks series offer a mix of musical styles. Concerts run from 7-10 p.m. Scheduled to perform this year are:
Sept. 3       The Firecracker Jazz Band (music from 1890-1940)
Summer Tracks is produced by the Town of Tryon in affiliation with Peter Eisenbrown of Blockparty Productions. For more information about Summer Tracks and the performers, contact Polk County Travel and Tourism at 800-440-7848 or 828-894-2324 and visit or the new Tryon events website
megan wardGreen Creek Winery Events
Chardonnay Rosso Concert Series Comtinues
No pets or coolers please.
The Chardonnay Concert Series Upcoming Events:
September 19th, 2010 - Chuck Brodsky
October 3rd, 2010 - Al Petteway and Amy White
October 31st, 2010 - Beau Coup Blue
November 21st, 2010 - The Space Heaters and The Sireens
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 
In Saluda You Can Go Back In Time

When I was a little girl there was a list of things that I liked to do when we visited my grandparents in Saluda. One of them was to visit the Rock and Mineral Museum operated by the Ashley Family. The other was to take a sip of ice cold mountain water from the old stone Woodmen of the World water fountain. In recent years they both became a dim pleasant memory. I had not given much thought to what had happened to the rock collection. I assumed it was long dismantled and scattered about. When I was little, however, it was a high priority since I was into collecting rocks. I probably was quite worrisome to my father since I bugged him unmercifully to take me to the museum. The most anticipated part of going there was the adventure of the dark room in the back where we could observe the rocks under florescent lights. I remember feeling that Mr. Ashley enjoyed showing them to me as much as I enjoyed seeing them.
During a recent conversation with Martha Ashley, she invited me to stop by her home and mentioned that if her son Eric was there he could show me the rock collection. I paused and held my breath. She explained that in her home is Mr. Ashley's rock collection from the famed Rock and Mineral Museum in Saluda. Martha Ashley was married to Allen Ashley and her father-in-law was William Crawford Ashley or W.C. as they sometimes called him. That same afternoon my husband and I took our daughter over to see Mrs. Ashley. Eric Ashley soon joined us. A visit to Mrs. Ashley's home is an adventure in itself since she lives at Crystal Springs, which is one of Saluda's original boarding homes. Crystal Springs was also the first house in Saluda to have running water. According to the Ashley's a fellow was sent off to learn about plumbing and came back and hooked up Crystal Springs. Some of the methods used were quite interesting. The spring that runs through downtown Saluda runs through the Ashley property. I guess this was convenient for the plumber. In the rear of their home the spring feeds into a swimming hole. Multiple generations of Saluda's families have swum there, including mine. Today, we were focused on something else. As we climbed the stairs to the rock collection, I was prepared to be disappointed. But boy was I wrong! Eric unlocked the door and I was catapulted back in time. There it was, row after row of mica, quartz crystals, amethyst, petrified wood, travertine, malachite, fluorite, soapstone, calcite, itacolumite, etc. I had to fight back the tears of joy.
The rock museum was once located where the Saluda Grade is today; however, the building has been greatly altered since the closing of the museum in 1974. W.C. Ashley began the collection in the 1940's with son, Allen Ashley. Eric now carries on the tradition that his father and grandfather started. He is still collecting and adding specimens. When asked how his grandfather got into collecting, Eric laughed and pointed at a rock that looked like a well endowed female. He said that particular rock and a piece of beryl found at the edge of the watershed inspired W.C. to start collecting. W.C. mined for mica for a living for several years, which eventually got him interested in precious stones since they were often found in the same vein as mica. Now the collection features stones from all over the world. 
The real adventure began when we entered the "secret" dark room. Once again, Flashback! Anastasia squealed with delight, much as I did as a child. The room went completely black and Eric began to explain that wave lights (long wave and short wave) are lights you cannot see with your eye. Long wave is a black light, like the kind used for posters. Most of the fluorescing rocks were local from the area, including rubies, opals and barite; however, some were from faraway places such as Madagascar and Canada. Eric relayed all kinds of interesting facts. Did you know some animals will fluoresce too, such as rattlesnakes and scorpions? Anastasia remained captivated and attentive. Some rocks will "show" under one light and won't "show" under the other. The rocks glowed fuchsia, chartreuse, fire red, orange, and brilliant blues. Veins showed mysterious patterns you normally would not see with the naked eye. At that point Anastasia became concerned that her Silly Bands did not glow in the dark but was pleased that her hot pink toenails did. We all agreed that the rock museum was much better than TV or video games. Eric emphasized that the rocks are just lying in the woods and that you can't beat what you find in nature. Eric is constructing a building for his collection and hopes to have more on display for the public in the future. Eric frequently invites people over to look, but rarely sells. He has machinery to cut and polish stones and can do repairs. He goes to shows occasionally to sell something if he needs to upgrade or buy equipment. Not only do the Ashley's have rocks on the inside of the house but they also have a rock garden filled with wonderful and unique gem and minerals. They even have several loads of rocks under the house. Yes, I think it is safe to say the Ashley's are true Rock Hounds!
And speaking of that second item on the ole childhood list, Mayor Baisden finally helped me locate the old stone water fountain. Years ago it was moved away from its original spot on Main Street and placed over near the Veterans Memorial. I ran over and gave it a quick hug as Greaten Sellers snapped a photo. Ah Saluda, a place where you can relive those childhood memories!
Submitted by Cindy Stephenson Tuttle,

Art Clues
Ideas for Creating and Appreciating Art


Suggestions for Upgrading Your Homegrown Videography


How to take better videos from the start


-Use a tripod. It keeps the camera still and will also allow you to include yourself in the video.


-Take wide shots in general and close-ups when called for.  Close ups can create excitement.


-Spend Less on your camera if you are not aiming for professional quality.


One of the main differences between a professional camera and a consumer model is the ability to take good pictures indoors.  If more of your filming will be outside, you need not spend the extra money. 


 -Choose the composition and positions of the subjects deliberately.

          Close up



 -Possible subject matter


          Connections between people

Animal activity

          Events - humorous, family occasions,

          Meaningful historical occasions, both personal and community

          Interesting/meaningful activities


-Balance between sight and sound/ motion and stillness.  Your editing software will allow you to add music and voiceovers.  These two ingredients are just as important as the quality of your video.


­Avoid too much starting and stopping.  Continuing to film is often the best choice.  You can use your editing software to create stops where you want them.


Editing the video to make a cd or dvd


You can decide from many choices how much time, knowledge, equipment, and help you will use.  It's best to start with a simple editing program such as Windows Movie Maker, which is included on most windows machines.

Download the video to the hard drive

Preview your footage and make cuts where appropriate

Add voiceover or music.  For extra punch, make your transitions match the transitions in the music. Add written words - titles.

Adding still pictures can be very effective in keeping the viewers interest.

Preview your project before burning to a disc.

Then, preview your project again on the TV to see exactly what your audience will see.


Making a video is like telling a story.  More so because of all the options you have at your disposal.  Don't get discouraged if your product does not compare with Steven Spielberg.  Remember, this is about having fun and learning new skills.


If you are inexperienced and would like to become more experienced, look for someone to help you at home.  You can also find courses at local schools. There are also professional videographers, whom you can hire to do the editing.


Please click here to view a video done by Scott Kinard of the opening of Ward's Grill.  Thanks to Scott Kinard for his contributions to this column


October's Art Clues will be "Dirty Colors"

Painting with Natures' Earth Colors

A technique I learned at a Johnnie Liliedahl workshop.

                   Beverly Bowden Pickard


Pay to Pray?

Joe Adams

I've read a couple of times that Catholic organizations here in America are outsourcing prayers to India.  People donate money to have the Church pray for them, but they have so few priests nowadays, they turn around and outsource the prayers to some Indian monks who pray really cheap.  I guess it doesn't matter.  But I was thinking this might be a good thing for an old retired guy to do.  I could pray for people.


Since I get Social Security I wouldn't have to charge a lot.  And I have a perfect place to pray on my back porch overlooking beautiful Lake Sheila...a Heavenly view if there ever was one.


Actually I already pray for quite a few people that I don't know personally.  I pray for Zsa Zsa Gabor.  She's 93 and recently had to have hip replacement surgery after she fell out of bed.  I saw her on TV being put into an ambulance. Her husband, the Prince, was taking her home from the hospital because he thought she could recuperate faster at home with the friendly faces of her staff.  She had hospital hair instead of a make-up.  I wouldn't have recognized the poor thing.  I don't ask her to pay me.  The prayers are complimentary at this point.


I'm very organized with my praying, too.  I have various sections...the Extreme Elderly, where I pray for Zsa Zsa and others that are over 85...Those In Need of Healing...Loved Ones...Soldiers...Road Warriors, those who make their living driving around.  I also have a section for animals.  Mainly dogs.  I don't know that many cats.  I pray for Tallulah, a black poodle that travels with my friend Elwyn who drives for Federal Express.  She's seen more of America than I have.  Elwyn takes her to Dog Parks when he can find one in the town they are visiting.  It's very thoughtful of him, but I suspect that he takes her there thinking he might meet some nice women for himself. (He's looking for a wife in case anyone is interested.)


I'm aggressive when I pray.  I'm not a Whiner.  If you whine when you pray, I think they put you through to a recording.


So?  You need any prayers?


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 
Saluda Wine & Cheese Market is now located at 1487 Ozone Drive, across the street from the Marathon (formerly Texaco). Allen and Kelly have greatly expanded their selection of incredible yet affordable wines from around the world. Saluda Wine & Cheese Market is now the home of the Discover North Carolina Wine Tasting Room where locals and visitors can learn about the outstanding wines being produced right here in North Carolina.
  • Aaron Burdett will play at Saluda Wine & Cheese Market on Saturday, September 18 in celebration of our first two years in business.  Check out our website for more details
  • Locally produced Spinning Spider Goat Cheese is available once again in fresh chevre spreads, bloomy rind cheeses, and raw milk hard cheeses.
  • Food for the Southern Soul products are now in stock including Stone Ground Grits, Vidalia Onion Dressings, Pluff Mud Bean Dip and Salsa, and Charleston Benne Wafers.
Wine Tastings every Saturday from 1 until 5.
Phone 828-749-WINE (9463) 
Hours- Tuesday-Thursday 10-6, Friday-Saturday 10-7, Sunday 12-4 
Thompson's Store and Ward's Grill will be open Labor Day!  Charlie's homemade sausage is available for sale.  Please place orders by stopping by the grill or calling 828-749-2321.
wildflourWildflour Bake Shop Hours are: Tues. and Wed. from 8am - 4pm and Saturday from 7am - 3pm.  AND we are still at the Saluda Tailgate Market on Fridays from 4:30 - 6:30.  Orders to be picked up at the Bake Shop or the Market can be placed by calling Wildflour at 828-749-9224.  News, menus and recent updates are available on our website: 
Saluda Counseling Services Opens
Charlton Hall, MMFT, LMFT and Mary Frances Crivellone, MS, LCAS, opened Saluda Counseling Services on August 7, 2010.  Charlton Hall is the Director of the Mindful Ecotherapy Organization. He is a Family Therapist who specializes in Mindfulness and the Family System.
Mary Frances Crivellone is an Addictions Specialist with several years of experience in Addictions Counseling.
Hall and Crivellone will be offering family therapy and counseling services by appointment at Saluda Counseling Services, which is located at 31 Pearson's Falls Road, Saluda NC.
Now taking new clients. Call for appointment: 864-384-2388 or email
Visit their website for more information.
megan wardThe Dancer's Extension at 1347 Ozone Drive, Suite 4 announces that registration is open for all classes.  Please call the studio or visit the website to view the current schedule.  Classes for children and teens for the academic year begin Tuesday, September 7, 2010.  Adult Zumba Fitness and Ballet are currently being held each week.  Adults can join us at any time with no registration fees!
Thank you all so much for your support of The Dancer's Extension!  When you support The Dancer's Extension, you are supporting the arts, the community, and YOUR health!   
Please call 828-749-9398 or visit the website thedancers-ext for more information.

Carolina Cottage Guest House Now Open

If you're ready for a get-away weekend in Saluda, the Carolina Cottage Guest House is ready for you. Open since May of this year, the Carolina Cottage Guest House has already welcomed a number of visitors during the summer months.  Fall dates are available, but will likely fill quickly.  See the Carolina Cottage Guest House at, and give us a call at 828-243-7553 to make your reservation.

End Your Summer at CABIN FEVER!megan ward
Check out our "Beat the Heat" special rates.  Now thru Sept 30 all cabins are 20% off!!  Or book 3 nights and get 4th night free or better yet book 5 nights and get 2 nights free!!  Book online at for our 20% deal or call 800-767-7368 for our FREE bonus night specials! 
Kathy Tyrrell  invites you to a free introduction workshop on "The Work" by Byron Katie.  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: 
Saluda Elementary School Launches Box Tops Fundraiser

box tops


Saluda Elementary School has announced the launch of their 2010-2011 Box Tops for Education fundraising campaign. This year the school has set a goal of earning $1,200.00 through Box Tops to purchase playground upgrades.


Box Tops for Education is a school fundraising program started by General Mills in 1996. To date, Box Tops has helped America's schools raise over $300 million to buy things they need but can't always afford, such as library books, school supplies and playground equipment.


School supporters can earn cash for their favorite school with Box Tops through every day activities such as buying groceries, shopping online and buying books.  Schools can earn a total of up to $80,000 each year.


Here's how you can help:

ˇ Clip Box Tops from hundreds of favorite products and send them to Stephanie Durham, Box Tops Coordinator, at Saluda Elementary School, 214 E. Main St. Saluda, N.C. 28773.

ˇ Sign up to support Saluda Elementary School on the Box Tops website at

ˇ Shop online: Saluda Elementary School will earn up to 15% of qualifying purchases when you shop at over 100 popular online stores at the Box Tops


ˇ Buy books: Saluda Elementary School will earn up to 6% of purchases made online at Barnes & Noble through the Box Tops Reading Roomsm.


For more information, visit or contact Stephanie Durham, Saluda Elementary School Box Tops Coordinator, at (828) 329-5078 or e-mail at  Get the latest at
Saluda Grade Pearls
Shucks Pearls Hometown Limited Edition Series
Select image to view larger.

pearlsThe Saluda Grade Pearl Necklace was designed in commemoration of Saluda, NC's famous railway grade that was a turning point in the city's growth during the Victorian era. To order, please click on the image above to take you to a secure site for online ordering.
Bullington Horticultural Center Fall Plant Sale

Fall Plant Sale is Friday, September 10 and 11, 2010 10:00AM - 4:00PM, 33 Upper Red Oak Trail,      Hendersonville, NC  28792.  Visit or call 828-698-6104.

Saluda School Reunion
Saluda classmates from all ages gathered at the Saluda Jamboree for the annual Saluda School Reunion.  More than 126 Saluda School alumni, friends and guests celebrated their years at Saluda School by telling stories on each other, looking at memorabilia, yearbooks, pictures, and scrapbooks some dating back to the 1930's.  Eunice Holland, 93 was there and she graduated from Saluda School in 1934. 


The alumnus voted William Russell as the new President of the Saluda School Alumni and outgoing President, Jack Coates was happy to turn the job over to Bill. Bill encourages all Saluda School attendees and teachers to mark your calendars now for next year's reunion which is always the third Friday in August.


Here's some imagery from the reunion:


Eunice Holland, Class of 1934
Saluda Tailgate Market

The summer months of the Saluda Tailgate Market were beautiful and bountiful! We have had over 20 vendors every Friday with all you'd expect from our rich bio region....corn, beans, tomatoes, blueberries, peaches, peppers, grass-fed beef, sausage, eggs, and sometimes cheese along with plants for you to place in your own gardens. And flowers! What is often unexpected and delightful is the level of community enthusiasm as we meet our friends and neighbors and catch up with our regular weekend visitors. There is nothing quite like a tailgate market to bring us all together in celebration of food and community. As we head into the last two months look for fall veggies like greens and squash, apples are beginning to appear along with honey, wood-fired pizza, jams, jellies and baked goods. And look for those yellow buses! Once again we are sharing the space and will not set up until after all buses depart and the kids are safely on their way home. If you can walk from the library or First Baptist Church the parking is easier. We will not be open to sell until 4:30 or later (if the buses are late) and we hope to go until the end of October (weather and gardens permitting). Grab your hat and your basket and join us on Friday afternoons. It will fill you up in more ways than one!

City Notes

Joe Adams

Keep up to date with city news at City of Saluda's website.
Happy Birthday

 Happy Birthday
 Peggy Moffat
September 2
We hope this monthly e-zine brings you information that is useful and that you are getting to know Saluda and the people who live and visit here.  Please let us know your observations and feedback. 
If you didn't watch the YouTube slideshow under the Saluda School Updates, we encourage that you go back and take a few minutes to view the kids who participated in the Super Sizlin' Summer Adventures.  The smiles on the faces of these kids are priceless and was the result of many hours of donated time and energy from Saluda volunteers and the Saluda local churches. The slideshow was created by Reverend Rob Parsons.  This is the essence of Saluda. 
Remember, All past Saluda Lifestyles are archived on the Saluda Lifestyles website.
 Happy Labor Day!
Cathy Jackson,
Cathy Jackson Realty
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