Where Time Stands Still
November 1, 2011
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Saluda Property & Real Estate
For years, the Saluda real estate market was locked out because of low inventories. There are currently 70+ homes on the market in Saluda making this a great time to BUY! Take advantage of this "buyer's market" while interest rates are low. Let us help you find the Saluda home that matches your budget and requirements.
Listen to the babbling creek flowing past this rustic cabin tucked into a serene mountain side. A handy-man special. With some TLC, could be a great mountain get-away. 1 BR, 1 BA, approx 675 SF, MLS#508605 $110,000
Spectacular views of rolling hills and mountain peaks can be seen year round from every room in this newly renovated home in historic Saluda. Nestled on the side of a mountain, you can watch the sun rise and set from the comfort of your living room. Two fireplaces, exposed beams and high end upgrades complete this wonderful mountain home.4 BR, 3BA, approx 3500 SF, Workshop, MLS#507935 $379,000
Links to Real Estate Sources
A Quick Saluda Market Update (comparing 2010 sales to date with 2011 sales as of October 31, 2011)
Sales Closed Pending
Homes 2011 26 6
Homes 2010 20 0
Land 2011 9 0
Land 2010 7 0
Homes and land sales have increased compared to this time last year, a positive indicator for real estate sales in Saluda. Data taken from Western NC multiple listing service.
Click here to read the 2010 Saluda Real Estate Market Report.
|Dates to Remember|
Saluda Business Association meets Tuesday, November 1 at 5:30pm at the Saluda Library.
Saluda Dog Society meets November 2 at 1:15pm at Saluda Library.
Town Council meets second Monday of the month at 7:00pm in the meeting room above the Saluda Library.
Historic Saluda Committee and Oral History Committee meets on December 9 at 2pm at the Saluda Library.
Single Women United meeting and potluck dinner at Saluda Center, 6pm, November 17.
Saluda Garden Club meets November 19 at 10am at 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 at 3pm on the first and third Wednesday at the Saluda Presbyterian Church.
SCLT scheduled hikes are on the first and third Sunday of the month (weather permitting). Meet at Saluda Library at 2pm.
Women's Club will meet November 8 at 10am at the Saluda Presbyterian Church.
|Salute our Veterans|
|Dr. Jerry Russell will hold a Veteran's Day ceremony to commemorate Saluda's veterans and heroes. Ceremony will be held at the Memorial Monument on Greenville Street, November 11, 2011 at 2pm. (This is a change from the normal 11am ceremony.)|
Saluda Methodist Church
Annual Turkey Dinner
Saturday November 12th
5:00 pm-7:30 pm
Saluda School Cafeteria
Adults $8.00, Children (to age 12) $4.00
Take outs available.
|Saluda Center News and Events|
Save These Dates Now!
(All events and activities take place at the Saluda Center on Greenville Street.) Click here
to download the Saluda Center November Calendar.
"The Economics of Happiness" a film, will be shown at the Saluda Center on Thursday, November 10 from 6:00-8:00 pm. A discussion will follow the film. Presented by Transition Hendersonville and Polk. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Steve Breckheimer at 828-749-9104.
Line dance each Monday at 12:30pm.
Book club meeting on Monday, November 7 at 2:00pm.
Single Women United potluck dinner will be on Thursday, November 17 at 6:00pm.
Bridge every Tuesday from 10am-2pm.
Please refer to the Saluda Center calendar for all regularly scheduled activities.
There is no membership fee.
If you would like to receive the Saluda Center calendar via email, please contact
Donna at email@example.com to be added to our email list.
Notice! A Thrifty Barn's basement is looking for household donation items.
A Thrifty Barn's basement is OPEN Wed., 10am-4pm, donations accepted, and basement sales every 1st and 3rd Sat. from 9am-3pm. A Thrifty Barn is OPEN Wed.-Sat., 10am-4pm, donations accepted on Wed. Please call 749-3320 for more information.
|Movie Night at the Saluda Center|
Transition Night at the Movies
WHO: Transition Hendersonville and Transition Polk County
WHAT: "The Economics of Happiness" a film by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick, and John Page
WHEN:Thursday November 10th, 2011
6 :00- 8:00 PM
WHERE:Saluda Center, 64 Greenville Street, Saluda, NC 28773
ALL ARE WELCOME!
THERE IS NO COST FOR THIS EVENT
Transition Hendersonville and Transition Polk County, local chapters of an international effort to inspire communities to find sustainable ways to live and thrive, will be showing the film THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS on Thursday, November 10th from 6 -8 PM at the Saluda Center in Saluda, NC. A discussion session will follow after the film.
The film makes a clear case that "going local" is a powerful strategy to help repair our fractured world - our ecosystems, our societies, and ourselves. Far from the old institutions of power, people are starting to forge a very different future in communities across the world.
This documentary features Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten, Michael Shuman, Juliet Schor, Richard Heinberg, Rob Hopkins, Andrew Simms, Zac Goldsmith, and Samdhong Rinpoche.
Transition Hendersonville and Transition Polk County envision resilient, healthy, and productive communities and are working to reduce our individual and collective carbon footprint and to build relationships with each other in the face of economic uncertainty, climate change, and the end of cheap oil.
For more information, go to transitionhendersonville.com. To get on our email newsletter list contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about this event, please contact Steve Breckheimer at 828-749-9104.
|Be a "Bell Ringer"|
In 2006, members of The Saluda Masonic Lodge began an annual project of manning The Salvation Army Red Kettle in downtown Saluda during the Christmas Season. The response from the community and visitors was very positive. We realized from the beginning that the foot traffic on Main Street was very light during the first part of the week, so we decided that it would be best to just ring the bell on Friday and Saturday as the Salvation Army does not ring on Sunday. The citizens of Saluda and our visitors were very generous with their giving and we counted our first year a great, success. A week or two into our second year, we had our first "civilian" to step up and offer to ring the bell for us. This was Fred Baisden, who as you know is now our Mayor. Before our second year was ended, we had several others from the community to join us. With these volunteers came others, and now after five Christmas Seasons we realize this is now a community project. I'm also happy to report to you that due to the efforts of these volunteer men and women, the citizens of the Saluda community, and our visitors, we have collected more than $6500.00 for The Salvation Army. Even in these times of uncertainty, the Lord has blessed our efforts and we are thankful.
This year, we will again be on Main Street beginning the day after Thanksgiving. Friday, November 25th. Our times to ring are: 11am until 1pm, 1pm until 3pm, 3pm until 5pm.
If you would be interested in "joining the army," The Salvation Army, for a 2 hour "tour of duty," please call Max McGinnas at 828-749-9111 or Neill Bultman at 828-749-1264, or leave your name and phone number with the folks at M.A. Pace store. We always have two bells and two red aprons, if you would like to bring along a friend.
|Elect Saluda City Commissioners|
|The city of Saluda will be electing new city commissioners on November 8, 2011.|
Running for city commission are:
Lynn Cass John Morgan Leon Morgan
To read more about each candidate please click on this link to the Tryon Daily Bulletin.
To read their answers to interview questions by the Tryon Daily Bulletin, please click here.
One Stop Voting One (you can register and vote at the same time) begins 10/20/2011 and ends 11/05/2011. The only site is in the Columbus office (Womack Building) for all 3 towns/cities - Saluda, Columbus or Tryon.
Absentee by mail paper ballots must be back in the Columbus office by
5 p.m. on 11/06/2011 to be counted.
Municipal Elections will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on 11/08/2011 in Saluda, Columbus and Tryon.
For more information call Karen Lawrence at the Polk County Board of Elections, 828-894-8181, or e-mail her at email@example.com.
|Facility Plans Rehab Expansion|
The Rehab program has been growing over the past several months with a number of new therapists and assistants joining our staff. As their case loads have expanded, so has the need for more space for our rehab work.
Based on those needs, we are expanding our rehab gym into the Living Room on Side 2, doubling the space for therapy. "This move will help with several important aspects of rehab," said Matilda Patrick, OT, and Rehab Manager. "With the expanded space we will have the ability to see more residents who need therapy support, and we will finally have all of the rehab space in one location," she said. At present, the therapy staff office space is in a small room on the other side of the facility.
Another plus to the expansion will be the addition of several state-of-the art pieces of equipment, such as the Argo Walker.The Walker provides the optimum conditions to take that first step - a safe environment for both patient and therapist. The Walker goes on to play an important supporting role every step of the way during the initial stages of a patient's rehabilitation and ambulation training.
Autumn Care of Saluda is a 99-bed Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center serving Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina. For more information call 828-749-2261 or visit their website at autumncareofsaluda.com.
|Saluda Community Tree Preservation Association|
An impressive white oak is the last in a series of significant representatives of Saluda's old trees provided by community members in commemoration of Saluda's 130th anniversary.
The special tree towers above others near the turn onto Frost Road from Highway 176. Undoubtedly, the splendid tree has endured many storms over generations and the ravages of time. Damage is evident through dead or broken limbs, but it still stands regally with top-most branches reaching skyward.
The white oak characteristically is known for its unusual strength, hardness, and durability. The oak has been of special importance on the Saluda grade railroad because, in the early days, it was used for making railroad ties. Fortunately, this one was spared the woodman's ax.
The tree was suggested by Charlene Pace. She and her family were residents of the Frost Road area for many years. She recollects that in earlier times the tree served as a property line marker and a landmark for giving directions.
For information on the Preservation Association, please call Ruth at 828-749-9718 or Judy and Chuck at email JTS1@charter.net.
Coon Dog Day 5K T-shirts are available at Saluda's City Hall. They are
$15 each and orders can be shipped for an additional $3 per shirt to out-of-towners.
Available sizes are S through XL and will be on sale until the sizes run out. Shirts are moisture wicking t-shirts, and everyone so far has loved them.
Posters on Sale at City Hall for $5.00.
Keep up to date with city news at City of Saluda's website.
|Polk County Toy Run|
November 26, 2011 at the Saluda Fire Department. BBQ lunch is provided with a new $10 toy or a $10 donation. All donations will benefit underprivileged children in Polk County. Register 11am to 1:30pm. 50/50 Drawing/T-Shirts. Door prizes and Santa Claus. A parade starts at 2:00pm thru downtown Saluda, Tryon, Columbus, and Landrum, ending at Columbus courthouse. The event is sSponsored by the Polk County Law Enforcement, Saluda Fire Department, Thermal Belt Outreach, DSS, Steps to Hope, area motorcyclists, concerned citizens, and Saluda, Tryon and Columbus businesses, and Christian Motorcyclists Association. For more information contact Barry Gee 828-817-3084 or Kim Pack 828-894-3001.
|Saluda Community Land Trust|
SCLT volunteers are hard at work improving our new walking trails in and around Saluda and attacking our local kudzu problems with a vengeance.
Our scheduled hikes are on the first and third Sunday of the month (weather permitting). We meet in the parking lot of the Saluda Library at 2pm. Come join us and see some of Saluda's beautiful natural landscape.
Betsy Burdett will be leading the November 6th hike to the "Waters of Camp Creek" and Chuck Hearon will lead the hike on November 20th along the "Lazy Girl Loop." For more information about the hikes, please contact Chuck Hearon 828-749-9886 or Nancy Barnett 828-749-4661.
Have you noticed any of our kudzu work sites around town? We are saving trees from this aggressive plant, and structures (even houses) are reappearing after being totally enveloped by kudzu. We have been spraying, cutting and decrowning by hand. "Kudzu Control Site" signs are being put up in areas that we are working and will continue to work.
Adopt a Highway cleanup day will be Monday, November 28th with December 12th as "bad weather" back up date. We meet at the library parking lot at 10am. We would love to have you come join us in this endeavor. It's fun, and we have learned how to do it safely and efficiently.
Don't forget that SCLT, in partnership with the City of Saluda and the Saluda Dog Society, has opened a dog park located on Chestnut Street. If your dog wants to RUN FREE and socialize, this is the place to do it! A lot of time and energy has been given to this project. Please feel free to use it, and if you need further information, contact Dave Prudhomme at 828-749-9172.
Did you know that we are an all-volunteer organization? You can join us and volunteer on a specific project anytime without a long-term commitment. And your $25 membership allows us to stay focused on our many hands on projects. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3), so any donation is tax deductible.
Please feel free to contact us about any of our projects by calling our office at 828-749-1560 to leave a message, and we will get back to you promptly. Also be sure to check out our updated website saludaclt.org.
|Saluda Garden Club|
The Saluda Garden Club enjoyed a tour of the North Carolina Arboretum for our October meeting. It was a perfect and beautiful day! We enjoyed walking the gardens and strongly suggest this field trip to put on your list of places to visit.
Our next meeting will be November 19th. We will meet upstairs in the library at 10 AM. John Vining will be our speaker. The public is welcome.
We will not be meeting again until February but will continue to care for Spring Park throughout the year.
We have been collecting pictures and information about Spring Park. Do you have any articles or pictures that you could share with us? This is a very old site located in downtown Saluda behind City Hall, but not much written history has been found. If you know of a source or story you would like to share, please contact us.
We always welcome new members.
For more information, please call Anita Severn at 828-749-3155 or Susie Welsh at 828-749-3900.
|Women's Club Meeting|
The Women's Club of Saluda will meet Tuesday, November 8th at 10am at the Presbyterian Church. From the church, we will car pool down to the Saluda School to hear a choral performance of patriotic music presented by the Fifth Grade chorus. Following, there will be a tour conducted by these students of their classmates' art. There will be a brief business meeting in the auditorium.
The Women's Club of Saluda is a service/social organization dedicated to helping Saluda become an even better place to live. Our members are year-round residents and part-timers of all ages. We work to raise money to support our projects and have fun along the way. Our primary goal is to provide scholarships to deserving Saluda students. In addition, we support the Saluda School, the Fire Department, the Medical Center, the Public Library, the Saluda Center, and Autumn Care Nursing Home and the Historic Committee Oral History Project --all in Saluda, as well as other deserving organizations.
For additional information, please call Barbara Hastings, President, at 828-749-1097.
|Saluda Business Association|
The SBA meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm at the Saluda Library. There are several types of memberships from Full membership to Associate membership. For more information about the SBA and types of membership, please contact Susie Welsh at 828-749-3900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Saluda Visitor Center has a new mural by Ray Pague funded by donations. Thank you to Saluda Lifestyles, Ben and Cynthia Iobst of Salamander, Susan and Stoney Lamar of Purple Onion, Glenn Pierce of Autumn Care, and Barbara and Scott Cardais.
Click here to visit saluda.com.
Thanks for supporting your local, independent Saluda businesses.
You can kick off your holiday shopping in Saluda during Hometown Christmas on Friday, December 9 from 6 to 8pm. This annual event is sponsored by the Saluda Business Association.
|Saluda Tailgate Market|
Thank you to all Saludians and visitors for supporting the Saluda Tailgate Market. It was a great season.
Visit our website for applications, maps, sign up for weekly email updates, and other information. Click here to join us on
|Saluda Train Calendar |
A new Saluda calendar for 2012, containing 16 pictures of old steam engines and trains, is available for sale. Christmas special is $15 for one, two for $25. Call Charlene Pace at 828-749-2641 to place your order.|
|Saluda Extension Club|
|The Saluda Extension Club invites the public to hear author, Polly McCandless Kent, tell about her historical novels. The reviews will be held at the Saluda Center on November 22, 2011 at 3pm.|
Yoga Class Schedules
by Francis G. Fairey, age 71
When I practice yoga... my heart is exercised, my internal organs are massaged, my brain is flooded with blood, the joints of my body learn to lengthen and relax, each muscle in my body is engaged-even the muscles I didn't know existed.
If I keep up with yoga practice and get to class on a regular basis, I: can live life without a low-grade but chronic back pain, can rest at night without joint pain, can walk for pleasure because the falling arch of my left foot remains strong and mostly pain free, can practice peaceful, meditative prayer for an extended period.
Because I have practiced yoga on a regular basis for several years, I: can bend the muscles and joints that make gardening possible, can sit at children's level to deliver the children's chat at church, sit still on the floor with my grandchildren or bend to lift them to my level, kneel at the alter for communion, allow my husband rest at night because I'm less likely to kick and twist to find a comfortable spot, lift wood, tote groceries, move baggage for two with strength, agility, and a light heart.
Cassandra Nelson, LMBT
Gentle Yoga Classes
Chair Exercise Classes
- Classes are being held below the Saluda Center and are for all ages and levels.
- All classes are taught by Cassandra Nelson, RYT, LMBT. Please feel free to call if you have any questions; 828-749-3794.
- Cassandra has moved her massage therapy practice to Essential Elements with Mary Farrell; to schedule a session, please call 828-749-1197.
Yoga at NECTAR
Nectar is a healing/consciousness space located across the bridge on Main Street. We are a Healing Arts Space and Anusara Yoga Studio.
The New Winter Series is grounded in the chakra system and, through a deeper understanding of this, assists us in illuminating the light within ourselves. There are 7 main energy centers (chakras) in the human body, each corresponding to different qualities of being, emotions, blocks/growths, illnesses/radiant health.
The class will begin Monday evenings from 6:00-7:30 for 7 consecutive weeks, from 11/7-12/19 leaving you totally lit up for the holiday season! Please pre-register soon as space is limited.
WINTER SCHEDULE AT NECTAR
Beginning November 1st.
Wednesday 5:45-7 (@ Body Synergy in Flat Rock)
Friday No Class
Saturday 9-10:30, 11-12:30 (@ Body Synergy in Flat Rock)
Sunday Occasional Practices TBA
*On Tuesday and Thursday, class will begin with silent/guided meditation from 9-9:15; asana will follow.
This November Nectar turns two! We are so grateful and much honored to be a part of such a wonderful growing community.
Thank you for being so supportive as we root ourselves into Saluda, and to give back, we would like to offer you a 20% discount on one service or product, including all bodywork, intuitive counseling and QRA sessions. Give yourself the gift of well being; treat yourself or someone you love
Gratitude to each of you.
Certified Anusara Instructor
RYT-500, Licenced Massage Therapist
Call Today 828-216-3421 and visit our website at nectarme.com.
|Saluda Dog Society|
With the beautiful Fall weather here in the western North Carolina mountains, we hope you have been out to enjoy the vibrant colors and crisp cool days of the season.
Latest from the Barks & Wags News...and more:
More about the rescued cat in August...he is named "Jasper" and has been lovingly adopted. His health is improving and he is thriving in his new home. He is a sweet cat and well established with his new family and two friends, a Labrador and a Hound.
A small Pomeranian-Terrier mix dog, called PupPup, has been frequently seen in the residential area above Main Street in Saluda. Now in the process of being rescued by a designated family, he is comfortably approaching and entering the rescue crate. We appreciate your support in allowing the rescue to continue solely by these dedicated individuals.
So many "animals" need rescuing at times and even the littlest winged creature captures our attention. In the late September cool spell, with hummingbird feeders still outside, a tiny hummingbird sat on a feeder too long, got much too cold, could not get her wings going to fly away, and simply fell to the ground. Fortunately she was seen and quickly scooped up, placed in a soft towel to warm up and carefully watched. In a very short while, she peeked further out from her cover, looked around, then took off with ease. Another successful rescue for a happy little bird!
The excitement is building about the Saluda Celebration Christmas Parade planned for Saturday, December 10th. It will be great fun for the community and your entire family, so be sure to include the Parade in your holiday planning. The Saluda Dog Society will have a "Dog Walk - Pawrade" as part of the Christmas parade, and there will be ribbons awarded for different categories (ribbon judging will be 30 minutes prior to Parade start). Join us for an enjoyable time competing in the fun! You may call Pat Waring at 828-749-1332 or email SaludaDogSociety@yahoo.com for more information.
The Grand Opening for the Saluda Community Dog Park will take place on Saturday, November 5th at 11:00-12:00 Noon. We look forward to seeing you there, and bring your dog if you wish to do so. Grateful appreciation and thanks goes to the City of Saluda and the Saluda Community Land Trust for all their contributions and support in creating our special Dog Park, and also to the Saluda Dog Society for contributions to complete the park.
Dog Etiquette is most important for our pets, and maintaining control of our dogs while in public is essential to the well-being of the dogs and the public. Having your dog on a leash, particularly in crowded places, is important, along with paying attention to your dog's behavior. Regardless of the size, breed or temperament, all dogs can behave in a territorial manner and/or be frightened by loud noises, other dogs or people moving around them.Here are some general guidelines (from John Murias-dog trainer in the Carolinas):
- Always walk your dog on a leash no longer than 6 ft in crowded surroundings.
- Dogs require some space to introduce themselves.
- Be especially careful when children approach your dog. (They sometimes approach too quickly and startle the dog.)
- No dog should be allowed to bark aggressively.
- Don't allow your dog to lunge towards any person, child or another dog.
- Remove your dog from any potentially hazardous situations.
Having a well behaved and trained dog adds years of happiness to your family and the dog. Socializing your dog is an essential part of their training. Make training an important part of your dog's life, yet have fun and be sure to give lots of praise and love.
Each month another dog breed is featured as Breed of the Month....and this month is the Maltese, one of the oldest lap dog breeds in history (found dating back to Greek and Roman times around 500 BC), and owned by royalty all over the world. Developed in Italy, it was first recognized as a breed in Malta where they received their name. They were then brought to England by Crusaders returning from the Mediterranean. The AKC first recognized the Maltese breed in 1888. The Maltese is a small, basically healthy and hardy dog with silky white or light ivory hair and a black nose; it is spirited, lively, playful, highly intelligent and is a classical companion dog living 15 or more years. It is gentle, loving, trusting, devoted to its master and easily can take over the house with its charm and cuteness. While Maltese love children, they do not always make the best pet for a child too young to understand about rough handling and play with a small dog. If a Maltese is added to your family with young children, be sure to supervise their time together and teach young children how to play with a smaller breed.
A Maltese, so appealing with his trust and affection, thrives on love and attention and will capture your heart. He is among the gentlest mannered of all little dogs while still being lively, playful and bringing great joy into your life.
For more information on a Maltese, go to:
Dog Breed Info Center:
American Maltese Association:
American Kennel Club - Maltese:
A fun informative video about Maltese:
Quotation for November:
"The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals." ~Anonymous ~
We welcome and appreciate your suggestions, information and participation. Support us to rescue or assist other animals in our community and to protect and support our loving pets. You may email SaludaDogSociety@yahoo.com or call Pat Waring at 828-749-1332.
If you have a favorite story or photo or a fun video to share about a special animal, please send them on to Linda Holden at SaludaDogSociety@yahoo.com
Our next meeting is on Wednesday, November 2 at 1:15 pm in the Saluda Library.
"The Saluda Dog Society is a group of concerned citizens who work cooperatively with the City of Saluda and other organizations to assist stray and needy animals, with all efforts and funds received going directly toward accomplishing this mission, as well as providing education, recreational facilities, public awareness and advocacy.
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains un-awakened." (Anatole France)
Remember....it takes a village to save animals. Together we can...!!!
Enjoy the abundance of the season...and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
|Saluda Community Library|
SALUDA COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Children's Program - Bouncing Babies, Thursday's at 10am
Saluda Community Library
44 W. Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773
Tel. (828) 749-2117
Mon.-Fri. 9am - 6pm
Sat. 9am - 1pm
JOIN MISS JOY
FOR PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
at the Saluda Library
Each Thursday morning at 10:30 am.
Books, songs, puppets, crafts and more!
All area preschoolers and caregivers are welcome.
|Saluda Elementary School|
Saluda Elementary School
November 2011 Events
November 2 Make Up Pictures by Strawbridge Studios
November 4 Faculty & Staff Dress Down for Charity
Nov 7-18 Yearbook Pre-Sale
November 8 Women's Club Meeting 10am in auditorium
November 10 Grades 2-5 to Children's Theater Festival atTryon Theater
November 11 Holiday---No School
November 18 PTSO Meeting at 8:15am
November 21 End of the 2nd Six Weeks of School
November 23 Optional Teacher Workday
November 24 Holiday---No School
November 25 Holiday---No School
November 28 2nd Six Weeks Report Cards
November 29 Saluda's Past Play 6:00pm in auditorium
November 30 Box Tops Collection Day
"Make A Difference Day"
Forty-four students, parents, and school friends came out on Saturday, October 22 from 9:00am-12:00pm for "Make A Difference Day!" The group worked together to complete several outdoor projects, including raking, sweeping, weeding, spreading mulch, planting fall flowers, etc. A special thank you to all who helped and to Mr. Obermiller (PTSO Team Leader) for organizing this event!
Community Tutors and Volunteers
Students who attend Saluda's After School Academy are really enjoying the special one-on-one reading time that they get to spend with the community tutors and volunteers! Thank you to each of you who are spending time with these students!
Saluda's 3rd-5th grade students will present the play, "Saluda's Past" on Tuesday, November 29 at 6:00pm in the school's auditorium. We hope to see you there!
Visit Saluda School for additional school news.
|Saluda Church Services & Events|
Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
The Rev. Paula C. Morton, Rector
8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist - Rite I
9:15 a.m. - Adult Forum
10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist - Rite II with music.
Reverend Jack Presseau(828-698-4317)
Adult SS 10:00 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
Saluda First Baptist Church
Reverend David Webb
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
**************************NEW CHURCH OPENS!True Faith Baptist Church has opened on Ozone (in the old sugar shack building). Services are held on Wednesday at 7pm and Sunday 11am and 6pm. The pastor of the church is the Reverend Randy Darley.
Third Annual Advent Walk, Sunday, Nov. 27 from 3-5pm.
Concert at The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
Ben Smith, cello, will be joined by Dan Ann Emory, violin, and Jane Weaver, piano, to present a program at Transfiguration on Nov. 20th, at 3:00 pm. The program promises something for everyone-from classical to tango! Please plan to come and begin passing the word around to your friends. It should be fun for all. For more information please call 828.749.9740.
|Saluda Post Office Hours|
US Post Office Store Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm and 3:00pm-4:30pm
Sat 9:30am-11:00am Sun closed
Get directions by clicking here
102 E MAIN ST SALUDA, NC 28773-7812
|Did you know...|
That in 1916, after days of heavy rain, from a Gulf Coast storm Saluda flooded along with all towns in western NC. Read more...
That the Saluda Train Depot was moved after 30 years from its original location by McCreery Park. Tradition says the reason for the move was because when the train stopped at the depot, it was so long the end of the train hung down the grade.
That Saluda had its own wood-fired power plant that powered the town until the Lake Summit power plant was built.
130th Birthday Celebrations in 2011
|Mark your calendars and plan on these events throughout 2011.|
December 4 - Free Christmas Concert at the Saluda Mountain Jamboree at 7pm.
December 9 - Christmas Tree Lighting, 7:00 pm. Downtown Main Street.
December 9 -Hometown Christmas from 6pm to 8pm.
December 10 - Celebration Christmas Parade at 2pm.
Call Terry Baisden at 828-749-3789 if you have any questions about these events. All events are subject to change.
|Saluda Lifestyles expresses heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of lost loved ones.|
Charlotte Lewis Brady, 81, passed away October 17, 2011.
Tim Taylor passed away October 24, 2011.
Art studio or office space
available. Approx. 450 sq. ft. Inquire at Brass Latch, 181 Main Street, Nostalgia Court or call 828-749-4200.
Great office space in quiet Nostagia Courtyard lower level. 510 square feet with private bathroom. $352.00 / month includes, electric and water. Ask for Debi at 828-749-9224.
"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.
| Geese, Turkeys, and Bears|
Red oak leaf with pointed tips.
Losing an argument recently with a friend about how to tell the difference between a red oak leaf and a white oak leaf, I realized how hard it was to accept a change in something I was so sure was right. I apologize to all the people that I have misinformed about oak leaves. Even though I learned the truth about the oak leaves, it was hard to accept this profound change in my thinking.
While November winds and rain sweep away the leaves, changes can be seen and heard in Saluda. Honking geese land on mountain lakes as they migrate south, and fattened turkeys are seen feeding on insects in the fields and on roadsides. Saludians feel safe to leave out bird feeders while bears return to their sleeping quarters for the winter. The whirr of chainsaws are heard in the air as Saludians clean broken limbs and stockpile wood for fireplaces and wood stoves. Saluda shop owners stock up for holiday shoppers, and winter hours are posted on doors.
Nature changes in order to grow, survive, and thrive. Unlike nature, we don't accept change as easily, and sometimes it takes losing a bet to accept a change. On the outside, Saluda historic downtown hasn't changed much in 130 years, but the people and what happens on the inside has been in constant change since its beginning. Because Saludians know to embrace the spirit and benefits of change (sometimes grudgingly), Saluda continues to grow, survive, and thrive.
130th Birthday Celebration Events
Celebrate Saluda's 130th Birthday in November as the year of events starts to wind down.
November 11 - Singing for the Soldiers at 7:00 pm at the Saluda School Auditorium.
November 12- Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner by the Methodist Church at the Saluda School Lunchroom 5:30pm to 7pm.
November 29 - Saluda School Pageant, "Saluda's Past," at 6pm, Saluda School Auditorium.
Think Christmas Spirit, and be a part of making history by participating in Saluda's first Christmas Parade. The 130th Birthday Celebration Committee is beginning to finalize plans for the Saluda Christmas Parade scheduled for 2:00pm on Saturday, December 10. If you would like to enter the parade, please contact Terry Baisden before Monday, November 14, by phone at 828 749-3789 or by email at email@example.com. There is no entry fee to participate. If you cannot be in the parade, then mark your calendars so you don't miss this inaugural event and miss all the fun!
Click here to see an update of the photo scrapbook of celebration events throughout the year.
The winner(s) of the "Guess the Money in the Jar" will be announced on Tuesday, November 15.
Art Show a Success
With more than 42 local and regional artists exhibiting, Saluda's 130th Birthday Celebration committee acclaims that the first "Visions of Saluda" art exhibit is a success.
The show held on October 28 and 29, was a planned event as part of the 130th Birthday Celebration that Saluda has been celebrating since February 1, 2011, when Saluda turned 130 years old.
On exhibit and for sale were works of art that represented Saluda images including paintings, woodworking, pottery, photography, fabric art, and more.
The event launched the grand opening of the Upper Floor of Historic Thompson's Store/Ward's Grill, 24 Greenville Street, Saluda, NC. The upper floor of this nationally registered historic building had been closed to the public for decades. Owners Clark Thompson and Judy Ward, have been restoring the building's upper floor since they purchased the establishment in May of 2010. "Visions of Saluda" was the first event to use this space.
Twenty percent of the proceeds from sales went toward the 130th Birthday Celebration fund- raising campaign to benefit the restoration of Saluda's city hall building.
The organizers would like to thank all the volunteers, artists, and community for supporting this event.
|What's Happening in Music and Art|
Live Music in November (click on the name to learn more about the performer.)
November 3 - Scoot Pitman -
Music to satisfy that sweet spot in your brain.
November 5 - The Stereofidelics
Incredible musicianship from this young duo.
November 10 - Michael Reno Harrell
Our favorite singer/songwriter/storyteller.
November 12 - The Lonesome Road Band
Fabulous bluegrass band from Hendersonville.
November 17 - Galen Kipar Project
Folk, blues, jazz group from Asheville.
November 19 - Aaron Burdett
No other info needed about Saluda's own troubadour.
November 24 - Thanksgiving - No Music
Have a great day with family and/or friends.
November 26 - Gigi Dover & Big Love
Bring your holiday visitors to hear this fine
Every Friday Night - Fred Whiskin at the piano.
POSEM Concert Series
Sunday, November 6, 2011, 6pm
(Doors open at 5pm)
A play by Rema Keen and Kate Larken
The play is told in a rich Appalachian vernacular and creates a captivating oral tapestry based upon the stories and journals of Rema's Grandmother, Teddy, whose full name is Lillian Estelle "Teddy" McCoy Wright Triplett.
Steve Ruth says in his review in The Mountain Eagle, a Whitesburg Kentucky newspaper:
"This extraordinary play explores the experiences of this Appalachian woman through the seasons of her life using narrative and music. As the play progresses, Keen transforms her character effortlessly from child to mother, from coal miner's widow to wise elder. Keen is featured singing a cappella a number of traditional regional songs and early country music selections, as well as an original piece she wrote entitled "Carry Him." In this award winning play, audiences are treated to a rare and vivid portrait of this remarkable woman's life as this actor brings alive her Grandmother's memories. This life story transcends its mountain roots and becomes a universal tale of hope and survival. This beautifully haunting play should not be missed by lovers of Appalachian art or of drama in general. The show co-written by Kate Larken not only won Best Play for the season at Actors Guild Theater in Lexington KY, but Rema was awarded best actress in a leading role for her performance."
"My Grandma Teddy's story is a story of strength and perseverance, of love and loss, and it carries within it the poetry of a life. That is the beauty and power of storytelling, of carrying our stories and our lineage with us and of passing them on. My hope is that this play about my grandmother will inspire others to continue to pass on and preserve their own family stories."
Phil & Gaye Johnson of Green Creek, North Carolina will kick off the night. They have lived the Southern Appalachian country music tradition as an acoustic duo for the past 27 years. Playing guitar, mandolin, dobro, harmonica, and tight harmonies, they regularly perform and teach at major events across the United States. They are three time winners of the "most outstanding performance" award at The Asheville Mountain Dance and Folk Festival.
They have released five folk music and storytelling recordings on the ASTER label, and have published a series of instructional books and videos. They have made several appearances on Garrison Keilor's A Prairie Home Companion as well as many other syndicated radio and television programs.
The show will start at 6pm at the Purple Onion. Doors will open at 5pm with light fare purchasable on the patio. Tickets are $15 per adult and can be reserved by calling the Purple Onion at 828-749-1179.
Music at the Purple Onion is complements of Rob Seiler. POSEM Concerts arranged by Mike Dennis.
The Purple Onion is located at 16 Main Street, Saluda, NC 28774. Click here for directions.
| November and December Music Schedule
The Lisa Price Band
December 2 private Christmas Party
December 3 Southern Pointe
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 - "A CAROLINA CHRISTMAS CONCERT" at 7:00pm
December 10 private Christmas Party
December 11 private Christmas Party
Closed December 17th & 24th
We are booking Christmas and Holiday parties now. Call to hold your date. 828-749-3676.
"A Carolina Christmas" is a fantastic performance and a two part presentation that is beyond anything that could be seen anywhere with a blend of musical talents, the first half is an upbeat blend of songs that includes Santa and some Reindeer. Then Pastor Ben will bring us the story of the Christ Child. His reading from the Bible is the ageless story of the precious Gift that God gave to us all. His words will be blended with beautiful Christmas Hymns. The song "Oh Holy Night" will make you think you are there in "The Manger." Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 7:00pm. Don't miss it this year!! This concert will be another event for Saluda in celebration of our 130th Anniversary. Free admission.
Remember, lots of good music, dancing, and family fun every Saturday night at The Saluda Mountain Jamboree.
Check our events schedule on the website, saludamountainjamboree.com
or contact us at
(828) 749-3676. Saluda Jamboree is located on Friendship Church Rd., Saluda, NC 28773. Click here for directions.
The Saluda Inn and Wine Cellar
Open Thursday - Saturday at 7PM - Music begins at 8PM
Featuring Local Artists and Musicians - 20 Wines by the Glass and Local Beers
Thur. 3 Cappy Rearick Reading & Book Signing.
Fri. 4 Try our new Zinfandel & Chocolate
Sat. 5 A quiet night by the fireplaces.
Fri. 11 Gone Coastal
Sat. 12 Letters to Abigail
Thur.17 Brew Class - Upstairs
Wine Drinkers with a Reading Problem: Picking Cotton
Fri. 18 Naughty Pillows
Sat. 19 Dave Desmelik
Thurs. 24 Thanksgiving - Closed
The Saluda Inn and Wine Cellar is taking reservations for the Brickhouse Beer Making Class. The class is limited to six students and will consist of Mixing, Brewing and Bottling, and taking home the final product. The type of beer made will be determined by the class before the first class starts. This is a great class to get you started as a home brewer. If you have a kit and don't know what to do with it, or if you want to see how beer is actually made, this is a great beginners way to see from start to finish.
Instructor, Ben Brickhouse, has been to The Wine Cellar on several occasions to give classes on beer and to bring samples of his own home brews. He has been making beer for many years and has perfected his own recipes, grows his own hops, and continues to amaze beer lovers all over this area with his great beers.
Nov. 17 7:00 Brewing
Dec. 1 7:00 Bottling
Cost is $45.00, Registration is required by Nov. 5. Please email or call Joni to sign up. 828-749-9698. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check our website carolinawineexpert.com for our scheduled music events or call 828-749-9698.
Local potter, Robin Kirby, is opening her home studio again this year for the Holidays. Join Robin on November 19 from 10am-4pm for a chance to get a jump start on your holiday shopping. Robin specializes in elegant, functional stoneware pottery in warm earth tone glazes. Enjoy shopping at your leisure with cider and cookies instead of braving the mall!
Robin's home studio is located approx. 3 1/2 miles from downtown Saluda....turn onto Greenville Street. Stay straight for almost 3 1/2 miles. Turn right onto Red Horse Lane. Take 2nd right on to Grant Lane. Immediate right into Robin's driveway. www.rbkpottery.webs.com
Jim Carson, Saluda artist, is now represented in Saluda by Heartwood Gallery, and in Tryon by Skyuka Gallery. Jim continues to be represented in Hendersonville by Wickwire Gallery.
These paintings were part of the Visions of Saluda show held at the Upper Floor over Thompson's Store on October 28 and 29.
For more information about Jim's art, visit Jim Carson, email email@example.com or call 828-749-3702.
All the youth are settling into their classes and beginning to work on the pieces for Hometown Christmas. Be sure to mark your calendars for The Nutcracker Ballet Workshop, scheduled for Wednesday, December 21 from 9AM - 3PM.
This month's Zumba Fitness Saturday Specials are on Saturday, November 5 and 19. Basic steps overview at 9:30AM with a full Zumba Fitness class from 10-11AM for only $4! Adults are welcome to join us at any time with no registration fees. We love beginners! Please visit our website or call the studio for the most current schedule.
Please contact the studio at 828-749-9398 or visit our website at thedancers-ext.com for more information. Keep up to date with class changes on
Random Arts Workshop is now at its charming new location at the edge of town in a restored Craftsman style bungalow with plenty of private, off-street parking. 481 Louisiana Ave., Saluda, NC 28773, Phone 828-749-1165. Open Thurs., Fri., and Sat, 10am till 5pm.
Saturday, November 5, Local Saluda artist, Louise McClure, Mixed Media Charm Bracelet, 10am till 4pm, $95 includes all materials
Create this narrative, mixed-media bracelet complete with three very special charms and one wire wrapped and beaded fabric bead. #1: Layer images and elements in a resin filled metal bezel. #2: Apply text from a vintage French dictionary to a chandelier crystal. Add bits of fiber, glass beads, Swarovski crystals. #3: Layer a lovely Lucite flower with a Swarovski crystal rondel. #4: Learn to wrap, hammer, and oxidize copper wire to create special beaded links, wire wrapped fabric beads, and closures.
"Ruby Thursday" Play Days
Ruby Thursdays begin on October 6th and will continue until December 8th. Each workshop is limited to 12 students and there are 2 sessions: 10am -12noon, and 1pm - 3pm.
The cost for materials, for each 2 hour class is $10, and pre-registration is necessary.*
*everyone should bring their BTK (basic tool kit) which includes: scissors, exacto, glues, ruler, heat tool, paint brushes, pliers for jewelry/charms, bone folder, hole punch and any other items that you use on a regular basis.
November 3rd - Floral Fragments
It is so easy to create these two, translucent, lacy flowers with vintage inspired buttons and Swarovski glass pearl centers. We will use spun polyester mixed media sheets cut into basic floral shapes for our textile artwork. Learn to apply text and images and build layer upon layer of colors using a magical collection of mists, watercolors and alcohol inks to achieve dream-like translucent effects. By adding the secret touch you will sculpt these lifeless shapes into shimmering accents of dazzling dimension. Stack the individual elements to create two, multi-layered assemblages, one with a vintage look button center and another with a Swarovski glass pearl center. Explore various methods of cold connections to finish your personal adornments as pins which can be applied to apparel, necklaces and bracelets.
November 10th - Rusted Bits
November 17th - Faux Enamel on Metal
Ever wanted to try glass enameling on metal but didn't have a kiln? Have a kiln, but don't want to wait to see results? Here is a fast, fun, no kiln method to create the same fabulous enamel on metal effect! We will use simple tools and materials to fabricate several metal charms including dimension numbers and hardware findings. Also included: wire wrapping to add crystal and faux pearl embellishments.
December 1st - Quick & Easy Holiday Cards
December 8th - Fabric Covered Box
Create this fun little box from bits of fabric and re-purposed cardboard. It is reversible, collapsible, and best of all...functional! Use it to store those odds and ends that clutter up your workspace. Once you know how, you will want to make more!
Our new hours will be:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
10 am till 5pm
Our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our blog: randomartnotes.blogspot.com
Our website: randomartsnow.comĀ
The Old Chicken House What a great time we had getting ready to participate in the Saluda Artists and Farmer's Faire at Nostalgia Courtyard on October 22. We look forward to the next fair in the fall of 2012.
Remember, we like to have visitors come in to the Old Chicken House to see work by our resident artists and crafters.
Our Winter schedule continues: open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 to 5, other times by request.
The Old Chicken House is located at 143 Mountain Page Road (approx. one mile from the RR tracks on Greenville St.) Phone 828-749-9718.
|Arts in Tryon|
|Saluda is home to almost 50 artists and craftspeople who work, exhibit and participate in the art opportunities provided by the art facilities in Tryon.
Tryon Arts and Crafts
More information about workshops and events can be found on our website, TryonArtsandCrafts.org, by calling our office, 828.859.8323, or just stopping by to see us!
Tryon Painters & Sculptors
Sterling Edwards to Conduct Watercolor Workshop
Tryon Painters and Sculptors has invited contemporary watercolor master, Sterling Edwards to demonstrate and teach a two day workshop at the TPS gallery in Tryon. The workshop will take place on November19 and 20 and will run from 10:00 to 4:00 each day.
Sterling was introduced to the world of art through private art lessons at age 12 and began experimenting with every medium at his disposal. In 1985 he began studying transparent watercolors and was captivated by the freshness and luminosity of the medium. Influenced by watercolor master and friend Zoltan Szabo, Sterling spent several years developing his own unique style of painting with watercolors.
Primarily using large flat brushes, Sterling focuses on the design of the subject and the patterns of light and dark as the foundation for his painting. Then he begins the process of conveying his thoughts and impressions with stylized shapes, bold lights and darks, and dramatic color rhythms. The result is an expressive painting that is often a balance of abstract and representational design capturing the mood and dynamics of the subject while maintaining an individual and personal interpretation.
Sterling is the author of the book "Creating Luminous Watercolor Landscapes" which contains a DVD showing one of his demonstrations.
For more information and to register for this workshop which is open to all, contact Christine Mariotti, Tryon Painters and Sculptors workshop coordinator, at 828-859-8392
Visit the TPS website tryonpaintersandsculptors.com.
Francesco Lombardo at Tryon Painters and Sculptors Gallery
Tryon Painters and Sculptors presents an exhibit featuring Francesco Lombardo with an opening reception on Sunday, November 13 from 5 to 7 pm. This is a unique opportunity to view his artwork, some of which has been on display at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
Francesco studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, receiving his B.A. in painting in 2002 and shortly thereafter studying with the painter Odd Nerdrum in Norway. In 2004 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study for a year in Iceland and found long-lasting influence in the cold glowing skies of summer nights that never went dark.
Along with showing at the National Portrait Gallery, his work was featured in the 2010 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition after being selected from more than 3,300 entries. Francesco's portrait "Monique" was featured in the publication Art in America (2011-2012), and used in Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery advertising. His latest body of work features 22 pieces done on location in Florence, Italy during the spring of 2011.
This exhibit will run from November 13 to December 17 at Tryon Painters and Sculptors Gallery, 26 Maple Street, Tryon. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 5 pm. For more information call 828 859 0141 or visit www.tryonpaintersandsculptors.com.
Tryon Fine Arts
Explore the Arts
A Monthly Series of Programs to Explore Diversity in the Arts
Tryon Fine Arts Center
Explore the Natural World and the Artist's Brush
with Jim Draper. An artist, a storyteller, a naturalist, Draper takes us from the mundane to the magical, from the Mississippi Delta to the Florida swamps, from a Southern farmyard to a simple feather.
November 3, 6:30 - 8:30 $7.00
Tryon Fine Arts Center
34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC 828-859-8322 www.tryonarts.org
The latest news and the unusual offerings provided by Saluda shops, restaurants, accommodations, outdoor recreation, artists, and craftspeople.
Helping hands are now available from "Meanwhile, Back in Saluda" for chores and tasks you either do not have time to tackle or for jobs needing help.
"Meanwhile, Back in Saluda" was started by the Asbill-Beck family ten years ago as cabin and vacation rentals from their Saluda property, with views of Hogback mountain and Brushy Ridge. Recently, sons Casey and Patrick, expanded the family business to include Care Taker services to help property owners who live out of town, and services to help both full and part-time residents of Saluda and Tryon. Services include a wide range of help from errands, yard care, pet care, house sitting, mail pick up and computer repair, just to name a few.
Casey is a graduate of Brevard College with studies in Wilderness and Outdoor Education. Patrick is a graduate of AB Tech with an Associate in Arts degree with studies in computer science.
"Meanwhile, Back in Saluda" offers cabin rentals, hiking trails, outdoor Wood Fired Ovens, herb gardens and now Care Taker and Helping-Hands Services. If you need help with jobs big or small, one day or ongoing, give Casey or Patrick Asbill-Beck a call. Casey or Patrick can be reached at 828-329-4038 or by email: email@example.com
Starting in November, our yearly tradition continues. We will be offering all items on the "Appetizer and Small Bites" menu, reduced by $2.00 to $5.99, Tuesday's through Thursday's, all day and night.
We still have our daily specials that includes a drink for $4.99.
Tuesday - small pork sandwich with homemade slaw.
Wednesday - bowl of Brunswick stew and 1/2 grill cheese.
Thursday - bacon burger with fries.
Friday - bowl of smokehouse chili with garlic and Texas toast.
Pint Narragansett 1.50 everyday all day!
Become a Facebook fan and you will receive specials and $$ dollar off offers!
Contact Green River BBQ at 828-749-9892 for takeout orders or visit them at Green River BBQ. Visit their Facebook page to get extra daily coupons!
Green River BBQ is located at 131 Highway 176 West. Click here for directions.
Joni Artisanal Wine and Beer is happy to be up and running. I would like to thank all of the locals who have come in to show your support. We are doing our best to make sure we have what you need, and if we don't, we will order it and have it on hand for you!
Artisanal - My translation - Anything made in small batches, by hand, with care from someone who tries to produce quality and value. Although there are many, we have selected 100 brands of wine and have a cooler full of Artisanal beverages.
Many of you know me from the Saluda Inn and Wine Cellar. I am very excited to be able to expand by opening a wine shop. What it really means is I get to see many more Saluda people on a daily basis, and that is always great. Aside from the great camaraderie that takes place behind these doors, I do spend a lot of time researching and tasting new wines - it is a dirty job but someone has to do it. I have also had to take a crash course on beers. It is amazing how many different ones there are! Although the Bells Two Hearted and the Sierra Nevada Torpedo are my number one sellers, there are so many beers and so little time! Just give me time!
Our wine racks get a lot of comments. They are modeled after the Riddling Racks from Champagne, France and were hand made by my dear husband Richard and dear friend Skip. They look great if I do say so myself. And we have brought a little of the locally grown grapes from outside and have hung them on the walls - and as if that wasn't enough, we have hung glass grape clusters on the Saluda Muscadine Grape Vines! In the center of the room is a big table where you can sit and have a glass of wine or a cup of Frank's coffee, check your email, hang out and visit with other locals who wander in throughout the day. And if you don't feel like sitting - there are plenty of antiques and Amy Beeson herself. This is just a great place to be.
Our wines are hand picked from small vineyards throughout the world...from "farm to glass" in most cases. It makes my job a whole lot more interesting and your job more fun, too! BUT, we will order your favorite wine for you if we don't carry it.
We are located at Nostalgia Court, next to the Wildflour Bakery and Gardeners Cottage. Stop by to take a look. We always have a sample or two open.
Tan-Tastic Tanning and Nail Salon Winter hours will be: Monday thru Thursday, 10am to 7pm , Friday, 10am till 6pm, and Saturday, 12 noon to 4pm, effective November 1. November special is Regular, $25.00 a month, or with 3 upgrades, $30.00 a month. We also still have all our lotions at 25% off. Please call to schedule your mani and pedi and waxing available every Monday from 10am to 5pm, and Tuesday from 10am till 7pm. Please come by and get your gift cards for your loved ones, whether it be for tanning or nails. We wish each and every person a Happy Thanksgiving and as always, "Thank You" for your business. Call 828-749-1000 for appointments.
Tan-Tastic is located at 18 Pearson's Fall Rd, Saluda. Click here for directions.
Upper Floors of Historic Thompson's Store/Ward's Grill Opens
Historic Thompson's Store and Ward's Grill located in the heart of downtown Saluda wants to remind you that they have now opened the newly-renovated second floor and is accepting reservations for private family and business meetings! This charming multi-room space is perfect for gatherings of all types of special events: birthday parties, family reunions,
|Visions of Saluda Art Exhibit|
wedding receptions, holiday soirees, company business gatherings, and social retreats. With five historically-refurbished rooms, plus a lovely new balcony, Thompson's Store can comfortably accommodate your parties, ranging in size from a cozy group of a dozen
people to larger celebrations of over 100 people! Our totally restored second-floor rooms, enhanced with numerous "Historic Charleston" paint colors, offer all the modern amenities (including an elevator and handicap-accessible restrooms) but retain their historic charm, hearkening back to the early 1900's when it served as a boardinghouse for railroad workers. We will be happy to work with you to make your next special event a memorable one. Please contact Judy Ward to book reservations or to make inquiries at 828-749-2321.
Also, Thompson's Store/Ward's Grill is now offering gift certificates in the amount of $10 or more; these will make great gifts for the holiday season. Share one with someone you love so that they, too, can enjoy the charm of our 121-year-old store and partake of some of its famous merchandise, food, and drink! Please visit the store or call Judy Ward to order.
The store and grill are located at 24 Greenville Street, Saluda, NC. Click here for directions. Phone is 828-749-2321.
Wildflour Bake Shop
November...really, there are so many great things about this month. It does get chilly, and I am SO not a fan of cold weather, but it really makes me savor and appreciate those Indian Summer days that will be scattered throughout the month. I love the smell of autumn leaves. There are some wonderful folks with birthdays this month (one of my most favorite people in the whole world :) ...And then there is THANKSGIVING! Everything about that holiday makes me smile - friends, family, food. Wildflour Bake Shop can make your Thanksgiving delicious and stress-free. Give us a call and place your order today!
PIES: All made in our from-scratch, real butter crusts! *Pecan - Sweet as a southern belle...with a sassy splash of bourbon
*Apple - Packed full of fresh, local apples with a touch of cinnamon
*Cherry - The real McCoy with lots of plump, juicy cherries
*Sweet potato - Rich and creamy - Nutritious and delicious!
*Pumpkin - The holiday favorite and we make the best!
*Bavarian Apple Torte - Cheesecake filling on a home-made crust, topped with baked apple slices and cinnamon.
YEAST ROLLS: *Crescent - Light and tender, brushed with butter
*Dinner Assortment - Something for everyone, an assortment of our favorite Wildflour breads
*Croutons- An assortment of Wildflour breads baked to a crisp perfection to add the perfect crunch or authentic flavor to your Thanksgiving Day stuffing.
*All orders must be in by: Nov. 20
Last Pick up Date is: Nov. 23 by 4 pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 3pm
Wildflour Bake Shop 828-749-3356
Wildflour Bakery 828-749-9224
Check us out online at wildflourbakerync.com for daily specials or use the good ol' fashion way...828-749-3356. Search for us on
Rachel Box, owner of Salon Rachelle ll, thanks the community for your support at the open house held Saturday, October 22, 2011. Prize winners of the drawing held in conjunction with the open house are: Judy Placak from Columbus, Julie Pace Arrington, Saluda, and Gretchen Boyd, Tryon. As a "come get acquainted" offer, during the month of November, Salon Rachelle ll will be giving $5.00 off on all services on your first visit to the new salon located at 31 Pearson Falls Rd. Phone 828-749-2600.
Friends and Customers,
It is with saddened hearts that we have to inform you that Curtis Wright Outfitters closed the Saluda store at the end of October. Thank you so much for your support of Curtis Wright Outfitters in Saluda over the past 7 ½ years. We have enjoyed experiencing the journey with you, and we hope we can count on your continued support of our Weaverville and Asheville stores. Curtis Wright Outfitters isn't going anywhere; we just needed to down-size a bit. We will continue to provide guide services throughout Western North Carolina, and our other two shops are still available to meet all of your fly fishing needs. Thanks again for your Saluda patronage, and we look forward to serving you in Asheville, Weaverville or on the Web. We want to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to Heath and Kelly for all of their hard work and dedication to Curtis Wright Outfitters. They will continue to guide for us in the Saluda area.
Carlton W. MurreyCo-Owner & Guide Coordinator
Curtis Wright Outfitters
|Winterize Your Summer Home|
Winterize Your Summer Home
It's that time of year when you want to think about taking care of winterizing your home so you don't have to be worried about freezing pipes bursting. Here are a few key items that you want to make sure to get done if your home is going to be empty for any amount of time.
11. Shut off water to the house.
Freeze Protection Safeguards
1. Locate your water main and shut it off.
2. Cut off electric service to hot water heater and drain tank.
3. Drain all pipes via interior faucets and exterior hose bibs.
4. Drain all garden hoses and store away for the winter.
5. Flush all toilets and add anti freeze to remaining water in tank and bowl.
6. Insure gutters are clean (consider installing leaf guards) to allow for proper drainage during rain and snow.
7. Insure all condensate and drain lines from HVAC units are drained.
8. Insulate any exposed pipes that cannot be drained of water.
General Off Season Protection
1. Propane or natural gas shut off at supply.
2. HVAC units are turned off at the electrical source unless a minimum temperature is to be maintained.
3. Prune tree limbs away from house to lessen possibility of storm damage.
4. Clean out your refrigerator, unplug and prop door open.
5. Unplug all other appliances including TV's.
6. Store lawn furniture, grills, tools, etc.
7. Turn off home's electrical power at the main breaker unless specific breakers need to remain on for fire protection, security lighting and alarm systems.
8. Check exterior doors and windows for cracks and crevices and repair as needed
9. Inspect roof and flashings for potential leaks.
10. Test smoke detector batteries and replace as needed.
12. Find someone who will drop by your home occasionally to make sure it is secure, and there are no problems. Be sure they know how to contact you.
Compliments of David Berry
|Winter Tips for Efficiency|
by Kirby Custom Builders
Last month we discussed some important and simple things you can do to help prepare your home for winter. Here are a few more cost saving items to consider before the cold weather really sets in:
Simple steps can save money. Contact Todd Kirby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-606-0942 if you have any specific questions or concerns.
- Check your roof for loose shingles. It is less expensive to pay for repairs now than after snow and ice cause severe damage to your roof.
- Clean your gutters. Now that the leaves are almost all off the trees, you can bet a fair share of them found their way into your gutters. Get them out. Water backing up from a full gutter can leak into your home causing water damage and mold. Make sure your gutters are draining 3 to 4 feet away from your home. Water pooling near your home can cause damage to the foundation or basement.
- Trim back tree branches from your home and have any dead trees or branches removed. Heavy ice or snow accumulation can bring them down on to your house causing serious damage.
- Be prepared! Have a shovel, rock salt, sand and other items you may need on hand before the storm hits.
Kirby Custom Builders is a Saluda based full service construction company. Find us at kirbycustombuilders.com.
By Todd Kirby
Ideas for Creating and Appreciating Art
"Saluda Is An Art Colony"
When I was preparing to open the art gallery, Saluda Fine Arts, a few years ago, I went to various meetings and talked with experienced business people to learn about art gallery business. The City Hall of Brevard held an all day meeting for artists and art businesses to teach techniques for this type of work and to encourage those attending to recognize the significance of their work to our economy.
The most interesting thing I learned is evident now in our small town of Saluda - the significance of art to the economy of our community.
There are four areas in the USA in which art is the NUMBER ONE influence on the economy: Hudson River, New York; San Francisco, California; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Western North Carolina, where Saludastands out as a significant Art Colony.
We can appreciate art in Saluda not only as a personally inspiring and moving experience, but also as an important influence on our economy as well as our spirit.
I am sharing just a few examples of art in our Saluda Art Colony.
Saluda Elementary School, for example, is an A+ school, which means the arts are integrated into all the classes, and all the class subjects are integrated into art. Frequent meetings are held with faculty to facilitate the integration. Saluda School's art teacher, Susan McRostie, recently won the award for Polk County Teacher of the Year
Random Arts, now located at the corner of Ozone and Louisiana, has regular workshops featuring various kinds of art and crafts with local and national teachers. Arts and craft supplies are also available for sale.
Thompson's Store and Ward's Grill would like to see artists and their work reside in their newly renovated upper floors, accessible by elevator. An exhibit and sale of Saluda art was held there the last week in October with artists sharing the proceeds of the sales with the community.
The Purple Onion and the Saluda Grade exhibit art on the walls that is for sale by Saluda artists.
Heartwood Gallery exhibits and sells artwork from local artists and potters.
The Saluda Inn Wine Cellar provides a venue for local artists and musicians to perform and show their work.
The Saluda Center has regular public receptions and exhibits for artists and their work.
The Chicken House is an art center, which includes at various times classes, workshops, studio space, and exhibits.
Some studios for individual artists are shown below. There are many others.
|Bill Ryan |
|Jim Shackelford |
Recently, Nostalgia Courtyard and Manna Cabanna featured the Saluda Artists and Farmers Faire.
In the spring, the Saluda Business Association sponsors the Saluda Art Festival with over 50 artists exhibiting each year.
Classes, lessons, workshops, exhibits, artists' studio tours, and art festivals are all part of Saluda and bring tourists to our town.
Our home town, known as an Art Colony, adds to our identity as a friendly and welcoming place to live and to visit.
Beverly Bowden Pickard
|Historic Saluda Committee Update|
Making a List and Checking it Twice!
With the Holidays just around the corner, the highly acclaimed DVD, Home, Hearth and History: Stories of Old Saluda makes the perfect gift.
A golden thread winds through the stories in "Home, Hearth and History: Stories of Old Saluda," linking together common ground of days gone by. It's about the relationships that were forged and the experiences people shared. It's about home, hearth and history and stories of old Saluda. It's about a "sense of place" so unique that no one wants to leave. It's about an air of mystery and enchantment that still lingers from days gone by. Often you can feel the presence of the generations who came before us, now just beyond the veil. This may be true whether you have just arrived or whether you have lived in Saluda your entire life; you are drawn to its sense of place.
Home, Hearth and History: Stories of Old Saluda can be purchased ($20) at the following locations: Saluda City Hall, Cathy Jackson Realty, The Purple Onion, Heartwood Gallery, Duck Alley, Green River Adventures, Manna Cabana, Polk Fresh Market, Saluda Public Library, Saluda Inn and Wine Cellar, the Oaks Bed and Breakfast, Orchard Inn, M.A. Pace General Store and Historic Thompson's Store. You can also purchase it on-line at www.saludalifestyles.com. All proceeds go toward future projects.
Featured Interview: Donnie Pace
Donnie and Paul Pace
(middle and right)
Recently, we had the privilege to interview Donna Morgan Pace who is 91 years old and affectionately nicknamed Donnie. Donnie lived in Greenville County, SC and moved to Saluda around 1940 after she married Paul Pace. In her interview, she affectionately reflects that after she married Paul and moved to Saluda, she never looked back. Donnie and Paul (who passed away in 1962) had five children, Katie, Melody (Gibson), Allen, Steven, and Myron. Donnie's granddaughter, Audria Pace, was present for the interview. Fond memories were shared about Donnie's wonderful gardening skills and the many years that she canned all her food. Donnie is no longer able to garden but has left her family with lots of memories of her delicious food. Audria shared that she has one remaining jar of her grandmother's homemade soup, and she never plans to open it. A funny story was shared about a womanless beauty pageant in which Paul was the bride. Audria showed us the wedding gown which was made from several pairs of curtains. Paul must have made quite an amusing bride since he was over six feet tall! You can look forward to seeing Donnie's interview on the Historic Saluda website in the near future.
Have someone in mind that has an interesting story to tell about the old days in Saluda, email Cindy Tuttle with the Historic Saluda Oral History Committee at email@example.com.
Click here to read more about the important work the committee has been doing and get your Preservation Tip of the Month.
- The Historic Saluda Committee and the Oral History Committee are scheduled to meet jointly on Friday, December 9, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. and will meet at the Saluda Public Library. The public is invited to attend.
|Recalling Early Childhood|
by Clark Thompson
One of my earliest memories has to do with an incident that occurred about 1944. At that time, my family lived on that section of Louisiana Avenue known as Diaper Hill. Late one morning,I was playing in our yard which adjoined what at that time was a gravel road. Suddenly five men in strangely striped clothes came walking up the hill and into our yard. One of them asked if anyone else was in the house and, being frightened by the sight, I said yes and ran inside to tell my Mama. After seeing and hearing how excited I was, she stepped out onto the front porch and spoke to them. One of the men announced that they were hungry and thirsty and demanded food and something to drink. Realizing the men were dressed in convict uniforms, she calmly told them to sit down on the steps while she fixedsome sandwiches and glasses of water.
After being fed, the men continued their walk up the hill in the direction of downtown Saluda. Since we had no telephone, Mama hurried up to Grandpa Luther Thompson's nearby residence to call the law. The local Chief of Police, Gurley Laughter, responded to her call. Now most of the time he just wore khaki clothes and drove an unmarked Model A pickup truck. In super sleuth fashion, Gurley didn't want the men to become suspicious so he drove on past them for quite a distance before turning around. According to the Chief, he then just pulled up beside the men and asked if they needed a ride. After they had all piled into the truck bed, Gurley apparently didn't slow down until he reached the Saluda police station hoping none would try to exit the truck prematurely. Only then did he identify himself as a lawman and immediately placed them in the pokey. Apparently the men had walked away from a road gang that had been working on Warrior Mountain Road but weren't familiar with our local community.
I guess I was around eight years old and my sister Carol was nine when we saw an advertisement in some publication for a roll-your-own cigarette machine. It couldn't have been very expensive because we had to pay for it ourselves. However, I do remember that supplies such as cloth bags of loose tobacco were five cents each and cigarette paper wrappers were a penny per pack. After receiving the machine by mail, my next memory is crawling under the house and rolling a few with this magical device. On one occasion, Carol and I were under the house making a few for shared use, when for some reason, Carol got mad at me. She went inside, found our Mama and proceeded to tell on me, as though she had no involvement in the machine. Of course, Mama didn't want to believe that her daughter would participate in such dastardly deeds, so I caught all the heat and spanking and could only watch as Mama confiscated the cigarette machine and supplies. Only years later did Carol finally confess to Mama her involvement in the roll-your-own scheme.
During those occasions when our milk cow went dry or had just calved, we bought a new product called margarine which was a substitute for real butter. However, the margarine in these early packages was white, so the manufacturer added a small capsule of yellow coloring to the package with instructions to break the capsule and gently knead the margarine for a few minutes so the product would look more like butter. As an adult, I have often wondered why the manufacturer just didn't mix the yellow coloring directly into the margarine as it was being made.
Thompson's Store is located at 24 Main Street, in the heart of downtown Saluda.
Contact the store at 828-749-2321 or visit
Thompson's Store online.
|He Thinks He Is A Resurrection Fern|
by author, Joe Adams
Here in the Lowcountry of S.C., we have some wonderful subtropical plants. One of my favorites is the resurrection fern. It grows along the branches of Live Oak trees (also a favorite of mine). It is almost impossible to kill a resurrection fern. During dry spells, it turns from green to brown and shrivels up....looks dead. But if it rains or if the air gets humid, the fern greens up and comes back to life.
I just spent nearly three months in a rehab facility. As I was checking in, they wanted to know if I wanted to be resuscitated. But I told them "No, I only want to die once, so don't bring me back. But make sure I am really dead. I am a shallow breather so sometimes I just look and sound dead. Put a mirror under my nose before you send me off to the crematory." They laughed, but I was serious.
There was a younger man standing there, and he started talking to me. He looked like he had just washed up on the beach...had on a Cuban wedding shirt and designer jeans. He started giving me medical talk, and I asked, "Who are you? A surfer?" He tried to convince me that he was the main doctor for the rehab, but I told him he didn't look like a doctor and that I would have to see his certificates. He said they were back in his office on the wall, but I told him, "Not good enough. I need to see them."
They took me to my room then. The guy came by later...told me to drop my pants. I said, "Drop yours first." He said, "I'm the doctor!" And I said, "So you say."
This is a wonderful but old rehab hospital. The beds looked like they were left over from the Civil War. Some of the nurses did, too. And all the patients looked like leftovers, except for the physical therapists. They really knew their stuff. My wife had warned them that I would try to weasel out of anything too strenuous, so they were on to me. I tried to get out of therapy on Saturday by telling them I was a 7th Day Adventist and it was my Holy Day. (They gave you a banana if you attended church service on Sundays. I went once, but I wasn't that desperate for a banana. Besides, my family members brought me cheeseburgers and milkshakes when they came....that is until the dietitian caught them and said she would have to strip search them if they didn't stop. Actually, I lost more than 50 pounds on the rehab food.)
They wanted to know what my goals were. I told them I wanted to be on Dancing with the Stars, that I wanted to find my goat, and I wanted to be able to attend my granddaughter's wedding. Carol came almost every day. One day she brought her WD40 and was under the bed when the nurse came in. I explained that my wife was changing my oil. Carol said it was me that was squeaking and not the bed.
My daughter, Laura, said the dietitian hadn't bought a new cookbook since the 50s. We had a lot of tuna noodle casserole which I tried to trade for a hot dog. Speaking of dogs, they were allowed to visit if they had their shots and brought proof. So, when my friend Elwyn came to visit, Tallulah (his poodle) came in with him. She was a hit! My room was filled with visitors, all trying to pet her.
Actually the Surfer was the doctor. He saved my life at least twice...once when I got hundreds of blood clots in my legs. I decided to change doctors and keep this one when I got out of The Home. Carol didn't like him much because he called her "babe." I tried to explain that Cuban men think every woman is a babe, but she wants to be called Mrs. Babe. When I was ready to get out of the rehab place, we made an appointment for the doctor's office. He said to bring a live chicken...preferably a white rooster... and to come after dark. I have to admit that is a little strange. It's the first time I've had to go to a doctor and bring a live chicken.
If you enjoy Joe's column in Saluda Lifestyles, please let him know. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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