Where Time Stands Still
January 1, 2013
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Saluda Property & Real Estate
Buy Local - Support Your Saluda Realtors!
Click on the pictures to link to Western NC MLS Listing
NEW on the Market!
In town! 2BR, 1BA $120,000
4BR, 3BA, 1796 SF
The front porch brings out the best in this country home designed by Don Gardner. Graced with southern charm, this open floor plan features cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, main level master suite, screened porch, splendid natural gardens, a cook's kitchen, 2-sided fireplace, balcony overlooking living room, art studio, and sunroom. 3BR, 2.5BA, 2381 SF, 2-car garage MLS#529032 $285,000
Get away from the fast pace to this cabin in the woods with an awesome mountain view. Nature lover's paradise with wildlife right up to the back door. Lots of outdoor space with decks, screened porch, and fire pit. Rustic cabin with wood stove, hardware floors, ceiling fans, new roof, and new appliances. Adjoins NC Wildlife Gamelands. 2BR, 1BA, 980 SF MLS#529094 $209,500
Secluded Southland Log home on 2.87 acres in established mountain community. Kitchen is a cook's dream with beautiful solid surface counters. 3BR, 2BA, 1904 SF, MLS#527940 $285,000
REO in well established Rixhaven. Views and 3 acres, 3BR, 2BA, finished basement. Needs improvements. Sold "as is." MLS# 528267 $145,000
MOTIVATED SELLER - REDUCED!
Log home with 6 acres, 3BR, 2BA, approx 2550 SF, garage, Sold as is. MLS#509960 $199,000 Great Investments!
Traditional brick rancher on mature landscaped, level lot, 2BR, 1.5 BA, hardwood floors, near town, MLS#488487 $125,000
Enjoy nature and mature landscaping from the large covered back porch, 3BR, 3BA, approx 2200 SF, 4 ac
Fall and Winter are perfect times to see lots and land!
Lot 6, 2.11 ac $55,000, MLS# 463961
Lot 16, 1.19 ac, $125,000, MLS#521147
Lot 17, 1.65 ac, View Lot, $130,000 MLS#509499
View Lot 23, 1.07 ac, $85,000, MLS#514441
Lot #30, 1.71 ac, $75,000, MLS# 507618
Lake Sheila Lake Front, .24 acres, $135,000, MLS#510462
Lake Sheila, 1 ac, 3BR septic, lake view, $99,500, MLS#437750
Lake Sheila, 1 ac, winter view of lake, creek, septic installed, water tap installed
Macedonia Lake, 1.15 ac, lake front, dock,
Macedonia Lake, 1.77 ac, $29,000 MLS#506143
Macedonia Lake, 2.15 ac, $29,000, MLS#506144
Macedonia Lake, lakefront, .8 ac, $29,000 MLS#506145
Lake Hosea, .3 ac, $25,000, MLS#509841
Saluda City Lots
.59 ac, $47,000, MLS#473131
1.48 ac in Whites Lake, Awesome Views, backs up to NC Wildlife, MLS#528152, $58,800
5.03 ac on Holbert Cove, adj to NC Gamelands, MLS#520722, $50,300
6.33 ac on Holbert Cove, adj to NC Gamelands, MLS#520721, $63,300
8.24 ac off Mountain Page Rd., well installed, MLS#520849, $87,500
3.64 acres in wooded development with privacy. Bold creek. MLS#516590 $55,000
View Lot, 1.87 ac, $40,000, Hideaway Acres MLS#455196
Winter Views on Valhalla Ridge, 1.81 ac, $24,900, MLS#474915
Dun Roamin' Lot 7, 1 ac, $72,500, MLS#476202
Dun Roamin', Lot 1, .77 ac, lakefront,$49,000 MLS#518705
The Woods at Howard Gap, 1.6 ac, $45,000, MLS#454553
Piney Mountain with views, 1.31 ac, $65,900, MLS#454246
View, pastures, creek 10.49 ac, $220,000, MLS#447004
Awesome views, 1.5 ac, $79,900, MLS#464781 Winfield Cove 6.54 ac, $69,000, MLS#447592
11 ac., private, wooded, $110,000, MLS#480390
9 ac, private, $113,900, MLS#509693
21 ac, Awesome Views, multiple building sites, $208,065, MLS#505328
38.73 acres unrestricted land, already subdivided into 3 lots, creek, winter views MLS#518815 $271,110
3.25 ac, Views, Hogback Mountain Rd, Tryon, MLS#519772, $34,900
2.1 ac, View lot, easy building site, Tryon, MLS#521572, $55,000
1.04 ac, White Oak Mountain, MLS#426297, $28,000
Links to Real Estate Sources
|Saluda Real Estate Market|
A Quick Saluda Market Update (comparing all 2011 sales to date with all 2012 sales as of
December 31, 2012)
Sales Closed Pending
Homes 2012 31 3
Homes 2011 30 0
Land 2012 13 0
Land 2011 10 0
Saluda - 2 homes
Polk County - 11 Homes
Homes sales continue to hold steady. A positive indicator for real estate sales in Saluda. Data taken from Western NC multiple listing service.
Please visit cathyjacksonrealty.com to see all Cathy Jackson Realty Featured Home and Land Listings and search the entire Western NC MLS.
New! Saluda Service Directory
|Saluda Service Directory with new categories is now available. |Click here
to download a copy.
Please support Saluda's local service providers.
Directories can be picked up at Macon Bank, Post Office, City Hall, and the Saluda Library.
|Dates to Remember|
|Saluda Business Association meets Tuesday, January 8 at 5:30 at Saluda Library.
Town Council meets second Monday of the month at 7:00pm in the meeting room above the Saluda Library.
Saluda Single Women potluck dinner will meet Thursday, January 17 at 6pm at the Saluda Center.
The Historic Saluda Committee (HSC) and Oral History Committee will meet Friday, January 11 from 2 to 4pm at the Saluda Library. The public is invited to attend.
Women's Club meets at 10am on January 8 at Saluda Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall.
Small Town Main Street meeting January 15, 9am at Saluda Library. Public is invited to attend.
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 at the Saluda Presbyterian Church first and third Wednesday of the month.
Saluda Welcome Table, every Tuesday, dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7:00PM in the fellowship hall of Saluda United Methodist Church. All are welcomed. Donations accepted.
Al-Anon Family Group meets every Tuesday, 6:30pm at the Saluda Center, 64 Greenville St.
Saluda Garden Club will meet February 18, 2013 at 10am at the Saluda Library.
|Small Town Main Street|
Saluda was designated as a NC "Small Town Main Street."
Monthly meetings with the STMS program director, Sherry Adams, are scheduled the third Tuesday of the month at 9am at the Saluda Library. Meetings are open to the public. The next meeting will be January 15.
|Random Acts of Christmas Kindness|
|Some Saludians were pleasantly surprised on Christmas Eve when a group of children accompanied by their parents in the back of a pick up truck appeared in their driveways singing Christmas carols. |
Sonya and Thomas Monts, Katrina Thiessen, and Beth Harris led their children in giving this gift of love to many Saludians.
|2013 Historical Calendar|
| Pick up your 2013 calendar highlighting historical buildings in Saluda at Thompson's Store and M.A. Pace General Store. Published by Charlene Pace and Bob Bailey. Price is $15.|
|Saluda Single Women|
|Members of the Saluda Single Women are mailing Saluda Lifestyles and other information to Saluda's active duty military. They are updating the list and request that if you know of an active duty military person who has had an address change or someone you would like to add to the list, please send to Beth Tyndal at email@example.com.|
|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 January Calendar. For more information about activities, please contact the center at 828-749-9245.
Jim Carson's show titled, "Paintings from Paris and the French Countryside", features new works from his recent trip. His work will be on exhibit through January 15, 2013.
Book club meeting on Thurs., Jan. 3 at 2:00 pm.
Vinyasa class has been added to the calendar every Monday beginning Jan. 7 at 5:30 pm.
Peak Energy, a dietary nutrition program, with Dr. Robin Owens on Wed., Jan. 9 at 12:30 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Introduction to Holistic Medicine Part II, with Nancy Shatto, NP from the Saluda Medical Center on Wed., Jan. 16 from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Saluda Single Women potluck dinner is on Thurs., Jan. 17 at 6:00 pm. Please bring a covered dish.
If you or someone you know is home-bound and cannot prepare meals or is recovering from recent surgery and is 60 years and over, please call the Saluda Center to join our Meals on Wheels Program
. We will deliver meals to you five days a week at little to no cost. Ask for Donna for more information at 828-749-9245.
If you are in need of some medical equipment, please call 828-749-9245. We may be able to loan you what you need.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our email list.
A Thrifty Barn's basement sales is in need of more volunteers. The Basement is open every Saturday from 10:00 am-4:00 pm and every Wednesday from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Please call 749-9245 if you would like to volunteer. Donations accepted.
Thrifty Barn is OPEN Wed.-Sat., 10am-4pm, donations accepted on Wed. Please call 828-749-3320 for more information.
The Saluda Center is located at 64 Greenville St. Phone is 828-749-9245.
|Saluda Center Art Exhibit|
Features Jim Carson through January
To my community:
Thanks to everyone who worked on and attended the "Paintings of Paris and the French Countryside" opening reception on Sat. night, Dec. 15. It was great to see and talk to so many people. Unfortunately, because of the crowd, most of my conversations with you were not completed. I would love to finish them, so stop me on the street some time. We have a great little town, and it was wonderful to be a part of the Saluda Hometown Christmas event.
Happy New Year.
The Saluda Center is hosting a
show of Jim Carson's Paris and the French countryside oil paintings which were painted on his recent three week plein air painting trip to France. The show, titled "Paintings from Paris and the French Countryside," will hang through January 15.
Jim has a studio onthe second floor above the Saluda Grade Café but spends a majority of his time painting "en plein air." He can frequently be seen around Saluda at his easel.
Jim has been juried into many Plein Air Festivals, including ones in Easton, Maryland, Door County, Wisconsin, Richmond, Virginia, and Cashiers, NC.
Jim has kept the paintings from France in one body, even those that have already sold. After this show, the paintings will be separated to a number of different galleries that carry Jim's work.
For more information, contact Jim at 828-749-3702 or visit jimcarson.net
or email email@example.com
|Saluda Community Tree Preservation Association|
The SCTPA met at the Old Chicken House on December 7 to continue discussion on the topic, "Stop-Don't Top! It's Killing Our Trees." With assistance from the National Arbor Day Foundation, we are continuing to pursue this problem as an on-going concern. Don't top! Tree topping means severely cutting back large limb branches of a tree, often cutting straight across the top, disfiguring it permanently and usually causing its premature death.
Among the many problems resulting from topping is the creation of weak sucker woods and the potentially fatal introduction of rot and disease. (From the National Arbor Day official publication-special edition by Art Odem, staff writer).
We proceeded to the mini park across from Saluda School to decorate our tree for the birds, an annual project at Christmas. Judy Sienkiewicz provided pine cones rolled in peanut butter and bird seed-always a favorite with the birds. Others contributed popcorn balls fastened to the tree branches.
For information on the Preservation Association, please call Ruth at 828-749-9718 (leave a message for return call) or Judy and Chuck at email JTS1@charter.net.
Submitted by Ruth Anderson
"Marketing For Your Business" course to begin at Saluda Center, January, 2013
Small business owners in Saluda are finding creative ways to prosper and promote the beautiful attractions and rich diverse cultures of this historic mountain area while keeping jobs and revenue close to home. Saluda and area businesses are diverse: Artists, shop-owners, farmers, skilled-workers and professionals-all make-up our community and all benefit from discovering better how they can stand out in their niche, increasing business revenues and business-owner enjoyment in the passion behind what makes you an entrepreneur.
Saluda Business Association is pleased to announce "Marketing for your Business," a Mountain BizWorks facilitated 4-week course beginning Monday, January 14 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Saluda Center, 64 Greenville St., Saluda, NC.
Diverse businesses from around this area will participate and learn and share together in a safe and confidential group-setting, investing time in this first month of the new year, to research and plan for their marketing plans throughout 2013.
Mountain BizWorks' classes focus on developing the entrepreneur and their business and revenue management skills, helping grow families and communities into the middle class. In Marketing For Your Business, you'll develop a solid, focused marketing plan that is essential to the growth and success of your small business.
In this course you will learn to:
- Stand Out: Discover the "sticking point" about your product or service.
- Get People's Attention: Define your target market and translate your message and brand efficiently to attract and retain customers.
- Succeed in Sales & Customer Service: Maximize sales with positive strategies and tactics, collaborative techniques, and compelling customer service tips.
- Create a Report Card: Measure your marketing efforts to obtain steady growth, desired results, and increased revenue.
- Learn the #1 Rule in Marketing so that your product or service sells itself,
The course is facilitated by Carol Lynn Jackson, MBW Business Developer and owner of Manna Cabanna, in Saluda, NC. She brings many years of local marketing experience, particularly in the areas of food, agriculture and rural enterprises.
Discover more about who you are and how that can help you better market your business. Come to know your customers in a deeper way and how your business relationships are the key to your success. Whether you are product or service oriented, learn to play the role of game-changer in your niche and become the trusted expert where your customers return again and again.
Registration is now open for the 4-week course held on Mondays and beginning January 14 from 6:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The location is the Saluda Center, 64 Greenville St., Saluda, NC. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The course is $150 for non-SBA members. Contact Ashley Epling, 828.253.2834 x 27, or Ashley@mountainbizworks.org. or Carol Lynn Jackson, 828-817-2308, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Mountain BizWorks: Through lending, consulting and training, Mountain BizWorks helps smaller businesses grow and larger businesses thrive. As a non-profit community development financial institution, we provide a continuum of services to help businesses in Western NC grow from pre-launch ideas to durable businesses that create permanent, family-wage jobs. Mountain BizWorks also provides small business loans of up to $150,000. For a full schedule of upcoming courses and events throughout Western NC, please visit mountainbizworks.org/calendar.
|Saluda Community Land Trust|
We are looking forward to this New Year and continuing our efforts to preserve the natural heritage of our Saluda area. We have some very impressive projects planned for 2013 as we enhance our public trails and efforts to control kudzu.
We are so appreciative of the many volunteers, members, and those who donated money this past year. We are very grateful to the Polk County Community Foundation for their support in our local projects.
Thank you all!
Our scheduled trail walks will resume in early spring. In the meantime, we are working on blazing the trails and enhancing pathways. Come join us on a clear winter afternoon; let us know that you are interested and we will contact you when we have workdays.
Don't forget that there are two trails nearby that are wonderful to walk in the winter. One is the "Lazy Girl Loop" which is located off Esseola Street and another is "The Missing 40" located off Pearson Falls Road. For more information about these trails, please contact Chuck 828-749-9886 or Nancy 828-749-4661.
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.
Our next scheduled meeting will be January 16th at 3pm. We meet at our office in the upstairs of the Saluda Presbyterian Church and the public is invited.
Please feel free to contact us about any of our projects by calling our office at 828-749-1560 and leaving a message. We will return your call promptly. Also be sure to check out our updated website saludaclt.org. We look forward to your comments and suggestions.
|Saluda Garden Club|
The Saluda Garden Club will be meeting on February 18 in the upstairs conference room of the library. The meeting starts at 10am.
We will be going over program ideas for the coming year and making plans for planting in Spring Park.
The public is welcome. We are always looking for new members to join in our fun!
For more information about the Saluda Garden Club, please call Patty Martin at 828-817-9518.
|Saluda Business Association|
Call for Artists
Saluda Arts Festival
Historic Downtown, Saluda NC
May 18, 2013 10am - 4pm
Cultivating and promoting its heritage in the arts, the Saluda Business Association invites you to enter your work in the tenth annual Saluda Arts Festival scheduled for May 18, 2013. Showcasing fine arts and crafts from local and regional artists, the Saluda Arts Festival draws thousands of spring tourists visiting Western North Carolina.
Completed applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2013. Notification of acceptance will be mailed in April. Click here to download an application or contact Susie Welsh at 828-749-3900 or Catherine Ross at 828-749-3534.
To learn more about the SBA, please visi
|Contra Dancing |
We are using January to have a Board Meeting of the Blue Ridge Contra Dancers and make plans for 2013.
The next dance is on February 15th in Saluda; we will firm up details as soon as we have callers and band in place.
If you have questions, please email me at the Blue Ridge Contra address. Happy Holidays to all!
For information on this dance or to join the mail list, contact BlueRidgeContra@icloud.com.
Blue Ridge Contra Dancers
|Women's Club Meeting|
The Women's Club of Saluda January meeting will be on January 8 at 10 o'clock at the Presbyterian Church. There will be a short organizational meeting for members to sign up for committees, devotions, and hostess duties. Following will be a program by Cindy Keeter, former Postmaster, about different types of scams and how to recognize them.
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 President, Suzanne Haskell 828-749-3835 or Co-President, Holly Wildey 828-749-3129.
|Al-Anon Can Help|
Al-Anon is a worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics whether or not the alcoholic recognizes the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help. Members give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experience, strength, and hope. Sharing of similar problems binds individuals and groups together in a bond that is protected by tradition of anonymity.
Al-Anon is not a religious organization or a counseling agency. It is not a treatment center nor is it allied with any other organizations offering such services. Al-Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen for young members, usually teenagers, neither expresses opinion on outside issues nor endorses outside enterprises. No dues or fees are required. Membership is voluntary, requiring only that one's life has been adversely affected by someone else's drinking problem.
Al-Anon Family Group meets at the Saluda Center, 64 Greenville St every Tuesday evening from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Visit our website.
|Saluda Dog Society|
Congratulations to the winners of the Saluda Dog Show!
Susie Welsh and Tux
The Saluda Dog Society now has a cell phone number for rescue calls only. It is 828-785-2496. We can also be reached at Facebook and via email at email@example.com.
Yoga Class Schedules
Cassandra Nelson, LMBT at Saluda Center
Gentle Yoga Classes
Chair Exercise Classes
- Classes are being held downstairs in 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 is accepting new massage appointments. To schedule a session, please call 828-749-3794.
Click here for directions. 64 Greenville, St.
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2013 Winter Yoga Schedule
Monday Evening 6-7:30pm
|Historic Saluda |
CD Released! "Saluda, NC: Voices from the First 100 Years"
Happy New Year! The Historic Saluda Committee has released the oral history audio documentary, "Saluda, NC: Voices from the First 100 Years." Over 30 years ago when Anne Osborne and Charlene Pace were working on their book Saluda, NC: 100 Years 1881-1981, they conducted interviews with some of Saluda's oldest residents. Several of these folks were born in Saluda in the late 1800s or had been coming for the summer since the early 1900s. Luckily, these interviews were captured on what we now consider to be "old fashioned" cassette tapes and were donated to the Oral History Committee by Anne Osborne's good friend Marty Payton. With funding from a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation's Saluda Community Fund, we've had the tapes restored (as much as possible) and have produced an audio documentary called "Saluda: Voices from the First 100 Years." Some of the clips featured are:
- Bertha Bishop recalling her time as a student at Saluda Seminary
- Lillian Sterneau painting a vivid picture of the classy dinners held at Melrose Inn
- Uncle Joe Pace, who was born in 1878, talking about trading eggs for coffee at Daddy Hart's store
- Mary Dell Johnson remembering Dr. Goelet and living at the Charlton-Leland Hotel
...and that's just a sample! Plus, the program also features the homegrown music of Todd Neel & Alan Dillman and the song "Saluda Mountain Home" cowritten by Clark Thompson and performed by Grammy-nominated guitarist J. Larry Keith. The documentary in CD format is available at local stores and restaurants.
|Saluda Voices from the First 100 Years Promo|
Vintage Photos Needed
Photographs are needed for the Arcadia Book project, a pictorial documentary of Saluda, to be released in 2013. All photos will be returned to the owner in the condition in which they were received. We are particularly interested in old streetscapes of downtown Saluda but are looking for any photos that help tell the story of Saluda. Donations of old photographs or artifacts will also be accepted for the Historic Saluda archives. Contact Carolyn Ashburn at 828-749-9886 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DVD Available for Sale by Local Merchants
Home, Hearth and History: Stories of Old Saluda can be purchased ($20) at the following locations: Saluda City Hall, Cathy Jackson Realty, Green River BBQ, Macon Bank, The Purple Onion, the Apple Mill, 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 saludalifestyles.com. All proceeds go toward future projects.
The Historic Saluda Committee (HSC) has scheduled its next meeting for Friday, January 11, at 2:00 p.m. at the Saluda Library. The Oral History Committee will meet jointly with the HSC. The public is invited to attend.
For more information about the Historic Saluda Committee, go to historicsaluda.org or contact us at email@example.com.
Submitted by Cindy S. Tuttle, Co-Chair, Historic Saluda Committee
|Winner of Saluda Library Fundraiser|
Jameson Oil Masterpiece
Congratulations to Barbara Hastings for winning the oil painting by renowned artist, Bill Jameson.
|Saluda Community Library|
"Appreciate A Dragon" Preschool Story Time on Wednesday, January 16 at 12 noon in the upstairs Saluda Community Library meeting room.
Saluda Community Library
44 W. Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773
Tel. (828) 749-2117
Mon.-Fri. 9am - 6pm
Sat. 9am - 1pm
|Saluda Elementary School|
January Events at Saluda School
January 1 Holiday-Happy New Year!
January 2 Teacher Workday-No school for students
January 4 PTSO's Books Are Really Fun Distribution
January 4 Dress Down for Charity
January 9 National Blue Ribbon School Tour for New Prospect Elementary School, SC
January 14 Blue Monday! Faculty, staff & students may wear blue to celebrate Saluda's National
Blue Ribbon School status!
January 14 School Board Meeting 6:30pm @ Stearns
January 18 End of First Semester
January 18 Pajama Day! Faculty, staff & students may donate $1 to Thermal Belt Outreach and wear pajamas to school today!
January 21 Teacher Workday-No school for students
January 22 Teacher Workday-No school for students
January 23 Report Cards!
Principal, Ronette Dill
Visit Saluda School for additional school news.
|Don't Forget the Box Tops|
Does this look familiar? Each box top is worth .10 cents! Last school year, students and the community earned $1,500 for Saluda Elementary School. Money was used to provide books to students to encourage reading at home. Help us this year by clipping and submitting your box tops. Box top collection containers are located in the Saluda Public Library, Saluda Post Office, and Saluda Elementary School Office. You can also give your box tops to a Saluda Elementary School student to help their school win monthly rewards.
Thank you for your support!
Marci Cannon, Box Top Coordinator
|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.
Check their website for more programs and schedule changes. Transfiguration
Reverend Jack Presseau(828-698-4317)
Adult SS 10:00 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
Saluda First Baptist Church
Reverend Tony Reese
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
Stone Soup Worship Service Sunday at 4:00 pm - This is an "alternative" Christian service/discussion for all-comers; new to church, dislocated from church, or other. Please join us. Contact Rob Parsons for information at 828-749-1783 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
True Faith Baptist Church
Services are held on Wednesday at 7pm and Sunday 11am and 6pm. The pastor of the church is the Reverend Randy Darley. ****************************
|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
Passport Service is available at the Saluda post office.
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102 E MAIN ST SALUDA, NC 28773-7812
Historic Downtown Commercial Space Available
Ground floor space available at 62 Church Street, approx. 700SF, in floor heat, restroom, private off-street parking, rent of $700/month includes heat, water, and garbage service (does not include electric bill). Call Nancy Barnett at 828-749-4661.
Private Piano Lessons, experienced teacher, ages 1st grade through high school, Saluda area. Please call Karen McGee at 828-749-2530.
House for Rent
Saluda 2Br, 1 Bath, 2-Story, Secluded Mt. home, stream. Total Renovation in 2012; HVAC, hardwood floors, sparkling new bath. $1200/month; references please; 828-749-3826.
Business space available soon - Suite C in the beautifully restored Historic Train Station, now occupied by The Benke gift shop, will become available for lease in December. It adjoins Suites A & B (The Summer House Gift Shop). Tenant pays own electricity and prorated water/sewage/garbage bills. Rent - $650/month. Please contact Clark Thompson at (850) 432-8812 for more information.
Great Christmas Gift! Discounted adult tickets to Biltmore Estate are available. Cost of tickets is $45...cheaper than online. Good all year during the day. Not good for special Christmas season night openings. Call Marti Wells, Buttercup Cottage 828-749-9538.
"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.
Will be available to care for your pet during the holiday. All of November, December, and January.
|Saluda Lifestyles expresses heartfelt sympathy to Saluda friends and families who have lost loved ones.|
Angela Michelle Fears, 36, of 113 Pace St. died December 9, 2012.
Donnie Melvin Gilbert, 52, of Saluda, NC passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012.
Lawrence W. (Larry) Brady, 66, of Saluda passed away November 27, 2012.
Veronica Lynn Winter of Saluda passed away September 30, 2012. She was a light in this life and will continue to be so.
|Saluda Lifestyles Marketplace|
Shop online at the Saluda Lifestyles Mercantile for the following merchandise:
"Saluda, NC: Voices from the First 100 Years" in CD format. Original recordings of interviews with Saluda's oldest residents documented in the book, Saluda, NC: 100 Years 1881-1981. These interviews were transferred to a CD by Historic Saluda. Price: $17 includes shipping and handling.
Home, Hearth and History: Stories of Old Saluda DVD. Proceeds will go to the Oral History Project for the next sequel. Price: $20.00+shipping.
Print of The Carolina Special Cresting Saluda Mountain.
The Carolina Special ran for over half a century and was one of the nation's longest-lived passenger trains. It started in 1911 and endured until its last trip up Saluda Grade on December 5, 1968.
Limited quantities available. Size approximately 17" X 19". Proceeds will go to Saluda's Historic City Hall Restoration and Oral History Project. Price: $45.00+shipping.
|Another Year Passes|
The years sweep by leaving behind memories to scrapbook and enjoy as the pages of years turn over.
This new year will find Saludians thriving as they continue to cherish Saluda's history while building toward the future.
We wish you a healthy, peaceful, and prosperous 2013!
|What's Happening in Music and Art|
What's Happening At The Purple Onion In January
The Purple Onion will be closed January 1 through 9 for our annual cleaning and refurbishing. We will reopen January 10 and have a spectacular line up of live music coming up as well as some hearty comfort food to ward off the winter chill. In addition to our regular Thursday through Saturday music schedule, we will resume our monthly Sunday night concert on January 27 with Jonathan Byrd. (more information below)
Live Music in January
(Click on the name to learn more about the performer.)
January 10 - Red Hot Sugar Babies
From Asheville, their music is as big as their web site name.
January 12 - Stereofidelics
High-energy music from this young duo.
January 17 - Aaron Burdett
Our home grown singer/songwriter returns.
January 19 - The Bad Popes
Fine South Carolina band is back.
January 24 - Gary Segal
Great music from nearby Hendersonville.
January 26 - Gigi Dover & The Big Love
We love her as much as she loves us.
January 31 - Darlyne Cain
Soulful jazz and blues from Asheville.
Fred Whiskin on the piano every Friday night.
PURPLE ONION CAFÉ
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2013
The Purple Onion is honored to welcome back Jonathan Byrd as part of our Sunday Evening Concert Series January 27 at 6:00 PM. Jonathan has always been a favorite of ours and has appeared here several times on our regular performance schedule. We are delighted to have him return as part of our Sunday concert series so that we can enjoy him in a listening room setting. The doors open at 5:00 PM, and although we will not be serving dinner, light fare, beverages and desserts will be available before the concert. Admission is $15 per person and seating is limited. Come by the café at 16 Main Street in Saluda or call 828-749-1179 for reservations. We accept Visa or Master Card.
Jonathan Byrd is a North Carolina flatpicker and a Texas songwriter, a Gulf War veteran and a preacher's son, and an award-winning songwriter whose songs you've probably heard, even if you haven't heard Byrd sing them. Covered by Tim O'Brien, Steve James, Red Molly, Jack Lawrence, Melissa Greener and more, Byrd's music will seem familiar to any Americana fan.
Byrd quit the rock bands of his youth and hit the road solo in 2000, flat picking and singing new songs in an old style. A tip from a friend led him down to the Kerrville Folk Festival, a dusty ranch where he discovered the rich Texas songwriting culture and made it his own.
The word began to spread in 2003 when Jonathan won the festival's 'New Folk' songwriting competition, a milestone for Americana's most influential artists: Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett. Byrd broke the record for CD sales at the festival and has played there nearly every year since.
Byrd's 2008 release, "The Law and the Lonesome," is the fruit of this interstate cross-pollination, what might have happened if Townes Van Zandt had made a record with Doc Watson. Tamara Kater of Canada's folk mag Penguin Eggs called "The Law and the Lonesome" her "album of the decade."
"Cackalack" is the newest Jonathan Byrd release, an homage to his home state. Recorded live in a day while on the road, "Cackalack" hit #1 on Roots Music Reports folk radio chart, #22 on the Americana chart, was the #91 Americana album of 2011, and made John Platt's "Best of 2011," along with strong international airplay and a dozen other "best of" lists.
Most recently, Jonathan won a 2011 SESAC Americana Music Award beside Bob Dylan, Seth Avett, Hayes Carll, Jim Lauderdale, and Colin Brooks from The Band of Heathens.
"One of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years." -Chicago Tribune.
"This Byrd flies." -John Gorka
"Cackalack's songs are like dirt road visits with your neighbors outside the car window." Tim O'Brien
"John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image." - Scott Alarik, Boston Globe
"What a treat to hear someone so deeply rooted in tradition, and yet growing in his own beautiful way." -Tom Paxton
"...able to say more in two words than most other people can say in a novel. Another one of those cats that qualifies as 'one of the heaviest cats you probably never heard of... a dyed in the wool North Carolinian John Koerner... " - Midwest Record
"Jonathan Byrd doesn't sing songs; he sings truth." - Mare Wakefield, Performing Songwriter
"I thought I was listening to a young Doc Watson." Jay Moulin, Southeast Performer magazine
"...a folk singer with the heart of a rock 'n' roll band." - K. Oliver, Free Times.
The Purple Onion is located at 16 Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773. Click here for directions.
Band schedules for Saturday performances and dances in January:
January 5 - 7' Eighty 9' Band
January 12 - Sound Investment
January 19 - Tuxedo Junction
January 26 - Free Flight
We wish everyone a Happy & Healthful New Year!
Check our events schedule on the website, partyplaceandeventcenter.com or contact us at (828) 749-3676. We are located on Friendship Church Rd., Saluda, NC 28773. Just off I-26 at Exit #59. Click here for directions.
The Wine Cellar at the Saluda Inn
Friday nights free live music featuring local musicians. Always serving a rotating selection of wines by the glass, local and distinct craft-brewed beers, delicious cheese plates and small bite appetizers. Warm, local feel with three rock fireplaces, friendly service, and a cozy atmosphere within walking distance from downtown Saluda. Come discover one of Saluda's best kept secrets.
Upcoming Events in January
Friday Night Music (open at 7, music at 8)
January 4 Alex Krug - Freedom in the instrumentation, inventiveness, and skill allows this trio out of Asheville, consisting of guitar, violin, and upright bass, to push what is possible musically.
January 11 The Moon and You - A guitar and cello duo from Asheville that craft singer-songwriter folk in the tradition of Joan Baez and Harry Nilsson.
January 18 Buzz Beilharz - A fantastic guitar player and singer from Flat Rock who will surprise even the most well rounded music lover with innovative originals and eclectic covers. Possible duo show with Karen Corn.
January 25 CarolinaBound -Raw, emotional, honest, and original are a few words that describe Chris Smith's latest effort. His music is a perfect balance of folk and country with deep, honest lyrics.
Saturday Events (open at 7)
January 12 Theme Night: Star Wars May the Force Be With You
January 26 Potluck: Tapas-Small Bites
January 9 Wine on Wednesday WOW! (Tasting flights available), Big Reds: Make it Last a Little Longer (5-7pm)
January 16 Wine on Wednesday WOW! (Tasting flights available), S.N.O.B: Sustainable, Natural, Organic, Bio-dynamic (5-7pm)
January 23 It Felt So Good: Needle Felting Class with Alyssa Surabian (6-8pm) $60 for Two Week Series. Come explore the endlessly creative and addictive world of needle felting. Produce 3D objects and wool "paintings" learning the basics of working with wool and felting needles to make different forms such as balls, cylinders and flat felts.
January 30 It Felt So Good: Needle Felting Class Week Two with Alyssa Surabian (6-8pm)
Every Thursday Happy Ours from 5-7pm with Two Featured Wines on Special.
The Saluda Inn and Wine Cellar is located at 229 Greenville St. Click here for directions. Check our website carolinawineexpert.com for our scheduled music events or call 828-749-2229.
Be sure to visit Joni's Wine Shop in downtown Saluda for all you libationary needs.
The Dancer's Extension will resume a regular class schedule for all classes on Thursday, January 3. Adults join us for a New Year's Hot Pop! kick off on Saturday, January 5 at 10AM. Get your New Year off to a rockin' start in this special Saturday class for only $5! Beginners are always welcome.
Before long, our youth students will begin working on their dances for our spring concert! We are also organizing a beginner pointe class to begin in February. Please contact the studio for more information and to register.
Classes are not held during inclement weather. Please keep up to date with any schedule changes by contacting the studio at 828-749-9398, following us on facebook, or visiting our website. We look forward to seeing you dancing in 2013! Keep up to date with schedule changes and important announcements by facebook.
Please visit our website for important updates and information. Our studio is located in Saluda, at I-26, in the Don Mintz center. We welcome new students and beginners in their journey of learning the art of dance.
Please contact the studio at 828-749-9398, email email@example.com or visit our website at thedancers-ext.com for more information and updated schedule. Keep up-to-date with class changes on
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
William Jameson Painting Workshops
With this new year, here are opportunities to take time for yourself and your creativity. Painters of all levels are invited to the first painting workshops of 2013 , which mark Bill 's 26th year of teaching painting in Saluda and other beautiful locations.
"The Art of Painting Snow": Jan. 17-19. We will be working in the studio from photographic reference of the winter landscape.
"Working Large Without Fear": Mar. 21-23. Expand your canvas or paper size "comfort zone" and learn to work a little (or a lot) larger than your usual painting formats.
Can 't work with those dates? Plan to join us another time in fabulous Saluda, the sunny Abaco Islands, or spectacular Tuscany, Italy.
Visit williamjameson.com for details on any of Bill 's 2013 painting workshops and to register for a workshop, or for questions, please contact Bill by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone:828-749-3101 and he will personally respond to your inquiries . William Jameson 's Painting Workshops fill quickly so "resolve" in this new year to register right away!
With the hustle and bustle of the holidays behind us, it's now time for us to focus on our plans for 2013. With the success of our new funky, artsy ladies clothing line that we recently added, we will be dramatically expanding that area of our shop. Our customers are asking for more styles, more colors, and more sizes to fit each and every creative woman who walks through our doors. And, with the price point being so very affordable, we are anxiously seeking out great new designs this January as we head out to apparel marts throughout the country.
February is "Random Artists Gallery" Month as we bring together the works of all the talented artists who have continued to nurture their creativity through workshops here, and whose work is complete and ready to enter into "their" show here from Friday, Feb. 1 through Sunday, Feb. 24. Our studio will be transformed into a modern gallery that will house the art of all those that have been a part of Random Arts for all these years. The art work that will be included in the show ranges from book arts, collage, assemblage, jewelry, Zen doodle, quilted wall hangings, watercolors, acrylic, drawing, sketching, journaling and much more. Each artist who is showing his/her work has participated in one or more workshops led by a large number of instructors who have taught here in the last 17 years that Random Arts has been in existence here in Saluda.
This is an opportunity to stop by and see exactly what has been going on behind these doors for all these years. The February issue of Saluda Lifestyles will have more details on the times of the show.
Along with our funky line of clothing and accessories for the "artist" in all of us, we have a great line up of talented instructors already on the calendar for 2013. Workshops which start in March and go through June will begin with acrylic painting and drawing, then on to Coptic Stitch book binding, Funky Jewelry, Collage, Assemblage with Michael deMeng, Watercolors & Sketching and journaling with Jane LaFazio. Starting in July, we will bring in Mary Beth Shaw to do some wood icing, and then coming back for the second time will be Collage artist Jane Davies from Vermont. In September, we welcome ever so popular artist Misty Mawn, and in October is Sunny Carvahlo and Helen Shafer Garcia.
For more information on upcoming workshops, including Zen Doodle and Random Play days, please contact Jane at: email@example.com or call her at 828-749-1165. Random Arts is located at the corner of Louisiana and Ozone in the vintage craftsman style house with the bright orange door.
Register by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can reach Random Arts by email: email@example.com or by phone: 828-749-1165
Our hours are:
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
10 am till 5pm. Other hours by appointment.
Random Arts is located at 481 Louisiana Ave., Saluda, NC 28773. Click here for directions.
Baker's Artist Breakfast
Richard Baker Studio invites artists of all mediums, patrons, and friends to his monthly "Artist Breakfast," January 7 at his Saluda Studio located at 18 Church Street. The breakfast starts at 9:00 am and, "ends when it ends...."
Baker, a self-taught artist, hosts the breakfasts to provide anyone interested with the opportunity to network, share insight, meet new like-minded persons, and socialize with old friends. The casual get-together in Baker's comfortable studio is the perfect setting to "sit around, drink coffee and eat a continental breakfast, all the while pooling a group of people who might not otherwise have the time and place to associate with one another."
Richard provides the coffee, compliments of Honking Tonker's, and attendees are graciously asked to bring light breakfast-fare.
"Just follow the road to Saluda and plan to enjoy." Richard can be reached at his studio at 18 Church Street, through his Facebook
page, or call at 828-234-1616.
The Old Chicken House
Our opening of the Old Chicken House "store" was interrupted by unexpected delays during the early fall. Now, however, we're realizing pleasant and nostalgic experiences as we unpack boxes and dresser drawers still packed after many years. Saleable items such as unique collectibles and a few antiques come from the possessions of three generations of the same family-mine.
Some of the treasures include glass dishes and special pieces from the '20's and '30's, my Mom's old Singer peddle sewing machine, my collection of tiny glass or pottery pitchers gathered since childhood plus many old books, such as a set of instructions for teaching methods from the early 1900's. I hope others will find an item or two they will cherish and the items will find a new home.
A new opening date will be announced soon.
The Old Chicken House is located at 143 Mountain Page Road (approx. one mile from the RR tracks on Greenville Street). Phone 828-749-9718 (leave message.) Visit our new website at
Saluda artist, Jim Carson, will hold an indoor painting workshop, titled "Painting in the Studio," on Thursday-Saturday, January 24-26, 2013. The workshop is sold out, but please contact Jim if you wish to be placed on a waiting list.
The focus of the workshop will be to bring the energy and spontaneity of plein air paintings to the paintings that are painted from photographs. Simplifying shapes, bold marks, and learning values will be the emphasis.
The workshop will be held in Jim's studio which is located on the second floor above the Saluda Grade Café and is open to all levels, from beginners to advanced.
|Saluda Christmas Parade |
Thanks to everyone who came out on December 15 for the Saluda Christmas Parade.
With more than 30 floats, it was a charming and down home, old-fashioned parade. To really top it off, the Polk High School Cadets Band marched down Main Street to the delight of all. The weather was perfect and everything came together with ease.
We really appreciated those of you who supported the parade with floats. Here are winners of the float contest : Most Humorous: Hillbilly Clan #2 Spartanburg, Most Unique: Home Sweet Home Dog Training & Care, Best Christmas Spirit: Zirconia Missionary Baptist Church.
Thanks to all who participated and to the Saluda Fire Dept for bringing Santa Claus to town. A Big Thanks to all the committee members: Tangie, Wendy, Jim, Susan, Kay, Judy, Henry, Terri, and to Archie Hardy our master of ceremonies.
--Submitted by Judy Ward
Photos courtesy of Meanwhile Back in Saluda. Click here to see a Facebook album of parade pictures.
The latest news and the unusual offerings provided by Saluda shops, restaurants, accommodations, outdoor recreation, artists, and craftspeople.
All the Best - From The Oaks Bed and Breakfast
At the turn of the century, Saluda was known as the perfect retreat from the hustle of city life. Visitors flocked to this area to stay at one of 39 guest houses, inns and retreats. With a new year upon us, guests continue to visit this area for many of the same reasons they did in 1911.
Over the years, the number of inns has diminished and the demands of modern times has seen the profile and function of these historic properties change - private baths, air conditioning and wireless internet are the new standard.
While much has changed, we here at The Oaks Bed and Breakfast are proud to be a part of Saluda's mountain legacy and southern charm. From your first contact, you will know that "Hospitality" is more than a concept from a seminar of lecture.
With every season's progression, the mountains take on a new life. And through the years, things have changed. Still, the comforts of living remain much as they did in the days of the Vanderbilt's.
Experience the Blue Ridge from the comfort of a fine Victorian home. Full gourmet breakfast included. Rates and availability at:
The Oaks Bed and Breakfast at 828-749-2000, 800-581-3800, or book online at theoaksbedandbreakfast.com.Located at 339 Greenville Street. Click here for directions.
Dan's Garden and Buttercup Cottage announces that the delicious canned goods that are sold at the Saluda Tailgate Market are available throughout the winter. Jams, Marinara Sauce, Sauerkraut, Bread and Butter Pickles and Apple Butter. Local and out of town. If you just want that taste of fresh tomato Marinara Sauce or the sweetness of one of our jellies, just email Marti at firstname.lastname@example.org for a complete list of available products.
Maggie's Old Saluda Store
Now featuring a Gourmet Coffee Bar!
Stop by to try our Espressos, Mochas, and Lattes or just a simple robust blend of Colombian beans. Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Our shop is filled to the brim with holiday gifts and decorations. A special 20% Off on Christmas decorations, now through the end of the year.
NEW! Now an authorized UPS shipper
Located at 1487 Ozone Drive, Saluda, NC. 828-749-3503. Click here to visit their website.
Saluda Grade Café
We will be open on our regular schedule for January! Tuesday thru Saturday 11-3 for Lunch....5-9pm Wednesday - Saturday for dinner...Sunday 11-7pm. Music on Friday nights starting at 7pm.
House Cured Bacon available by the pound, please call ahead to get on the list! Smoked Sausages are coming soon!
Keep in touch with us via Facebook to see pictures of what Saluda Grade is cooking up...Pictures of Caterings, Yummy Food and
Kaye, Mario and the Staff of the Grade
Visit us on the web at saludagradecafe.com or on Facebook.
Call 828-749-5854 or email us at email@example.com. Located at 40 East Main Street. Click here for directions.
Shaman's Way, at 54 East Main Street (in the alley by M.A. Pace General Store), a bulk food store specializing in nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, dried fruit, Himalayan salt, and raw Shea butter.
Question: Are your food choices healing you or hurting you? Come to the 2nd floor of the Saluda Library at 11am every second Monday of the month. Over the next six months, we will explore all the ways food can heal.
Jan 14: The Secret of Health; Alkaline vs. Acidic body ph, The GI Index
Feb.11: Choices and reading those labels
Mar.11: Healing with herbs and spices, nutritional consultations
April 8: Moving your body
May13: Creating abundant energy
June 10: Reevaluating your health through Ayurveda - The science of self-healing
The Shaman's Way is also on Facebook, full of nutritional information.Namaste
For more information, please contact proprietor, Julie Harris, at 864-322-3742 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historic Thompson's Store & Ward's Grill
and Historic Boarding House Venue
Thompson's Store will be closing at 5:30pm on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday - Saturday, we are opened to 6:00pm.
Starting in January, we are going to feature a special cut of meat, wine, and cheese with a discount of 10% for the purchase of two and 15% for all three. Remember, if you are too busy and need something quick to cook, come by and purchase a frozen dinner, or purchase Dan's Marinara sauce, add fresh ground beef or our famous sausage, and you will have a delicious meal. We will not have a wine tasting in January.
This is the time to schedule your 2013 family reunion, anniversary, birthday or event at our Historic Boarding House Venue. With the addition of the outside deck, your next event will be the place to be in 2013.
Monday & Tuesday - 8am to 5:30pm
Wednesday - Saturday 8am to 6pm
The Grill: Monday - Friday 7am to 3pm, and on Saturday 6:30am to 3pm.
The store and grill are located at 24 Main Street, Saluda, NC. Click here to visit the website. Click here for directions. Phone is 828-749-2321.
Appetizer and Small Menu Items for $5.99: BBQ Nachos, Chicken Quesadilla, Fried Green Tomato and Shrimp Stacker, BBQ Stuffed Potato Skins, Chicken Wings, Portobello Mushroom Fries, Piglets, or Buffalo Shrimp! All day, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays!
Fried Pickles and Buffalo Fries, $4.99 all the time!
Narragansett Pints still $1.50 a pint all day everyday!
Our winter favorites like Homemade Brunswick Stew and Smokehouse Chili are on the menu!
Winter hours are open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-9pm and Sundays, noon-3pm.
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.
Wildflour Bake Shop will be closed from Jan. 1 through January 15. We will reopen Wednesday, January 16 with our regular hours, ready to begin a brand new year! The wholesale bakers will continue to bake on our regular schedule, so you will find fresh Wildflour bread right here in town at Wards Store, as well as our other retailers in Asheville, Hendersonville, Tryon and Landrum, SC. (You could honk as you drive by; the wholesale staff may feel a little lonely all by ourselves in here!) Please note: Our last Friday night pizza was 12/28/12, but we will return with our amazing Wildflour pizzas in the spring.
Wednesday 8am - 3pm
Thursday 8am - 3pm
Friday 8am - 3pm and 5pm - 8pm for pizza
Saturday 8am - 3pm
Sunday 9am - 2pm
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. Keep up with specials on
We're Still Lending!
Now is a great time to buy that dream house or second home.
Interest rates are low, and Macon Bank is here to help you achieve your goal of home ownership.
Stop by your local branch today, located at 108 East Main Street and speak to Angie Blackwell. Or, you can apply for your mortgage online. Visit us on our website, maconbank.com and click on the Easy Mortgage button.
NOTE: In January, the Saluda branch will close the lobby from 1pm to 3pm. The drive through will be open during that time.
Macon Bank. The People You Turn To. The Bank You Trust.
Macon Bank, 108 East Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773, 828-749-2550, maconbank.com
Green River Adventures presents THE GORGE
Steepest, Fastest Zip Line Canopy Tour Comes to the Green River Gorge
Green River Adventures, a tourism-based guide service, launches The Gorge, the steepest, fastest canopy tour on the East Coast. Opening for May 2013, The Gorge will feature 9 zip lines, 2 sky-bridges, and 3 rappels in tree-based platforms. Participants will experience a 2.5-hour tour beginning at the outpost and finishing an unprecedented 1,100 vertical feet at the base of the gorge. Nine of the 13 tree-based platforms will have stunning views of the gorge.
The Gorge gift certificates and scheduled tours starting June 1, 2013 are available for purchase at thegorgezipline.com.
Join "The Gorge" conversation on .
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. I can't wait for a big snow to take the kids out to play and to go sledding and then to come in to get warm by the fire with some hot chocolate. There is nothing like a little family fun and relaxing day. Come join us when you can.
Join us after it all slows down for some much needed R&R. Stay Sunday-Thursday for $359.99 plus tax at any cabin. Don't forget Valentine's Day is just around the corner so start planning now for your romantic getaway.
It is so hard to believe another year has passed. We ended our year with great family and friends and live music by Justin Broms. We even had guests who brought instruments and played as well.
Happy New Year, to everyone. We have had another great year here at Cabin Fever and are looking forward to seeing you all in 2013. We have more big plans for Cabin Fever in the upcoming year that we are very excited about. So stop in and say hello, check our work or book a getaway. We also sell gift certificates that can be used year round.
Cabin Fever is located at 7337 Spartanburg Hwy Saluda, NC 28773 800-767-7368 email@example.com. Visit website and click here for directions.
|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.
To see workshops, exhibits, openings, and performances, please click on the links provided below.
Tryon Arts & Crafts School
373 Harmon Field Road
Tryon, NC 28782
Tryon Fine Arts
34 Melrose Avenue
Tryon, NC 28782
Tryon Painters & Sculptors
For information about classes and workshops and to register, please contact Christine Mariotti at 828-859-8392 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about classes and workshops can also be found in the class notebook located in the gallery. Tryon Painters and Sculptors Gallery is open Thursday through Saturday, 11:00 until 5:00 pm.
The Gallery is located at 26 Maple St., Tryon. You may phone 828-859-0141 if you have any questions or email: email@example.com. Visit the TPS website at tryonpaintersandsculptors.com.
Saluda Faces recognizes Saluda citizens that you may see often and wonder who they are, what they do, and why they live in Saluda.
If you drive through Main Street in Saluda after Thanksgiving, then you have probably seen Max McGinnas. He is Saluda's chief bell ringer for the Salvation Army during the holiday season.
With a twinkle in his bright blue eyes, wispy white beard, rosy red cheeks, and warm, generous heart, he glows with the Christmas spirit and you feel like you are talking to Santa Claus. During the Saluda Hometown Christmas stroll this year, the red collection kettle surpassed a milestone with a record collection of $10,000 since Max and fellow Masonic Lodge members started six years ago.
He is proud of the community response to the Salvation Army bell ringing in Saluda and loves to tell the story of how the Saluda Bell Ringers got started. He was featured in the Hendersonville Times News in the "Got a Minute" column in 2008. In 2006, he went to the Salvation Army to volunteer to be a bell ringer, and while waiting for his assignment (bell ringing at a Wal-Mart, Ingles, etc.), it occurred to him that he could enlist help from his fellow lodge members and start the Salvation Army Saluda Bell Ringers.
Click here to read the story. Photo courtesy of Hendersonville Times News.
Saludians pass along kind and thoughtful words of support to Max and his bell ringers, and there are a lot of stories to be told. One of his mo
st recent, memorable stories occurred this year during Saluda Hometown Christmas. A couple from Columbia, South America, now living in the Green Creek area of Polk County, came up the mountain to see what the Saluda Hometown Christmas was all about. His accent was such that you had to listen very carefully. She was from this area and easy to understand. The man and Max were kidding each other about trading hats, and the lady was telling Dale that she had not had much Christmas spirit in a long time. She was unhappy with the commercialism that had taken over and Dale thought maybe the traditions were different in South America. This lady said they had parked near the post office and started up Main Street. She couldn't see us for the crowd, but she began to hear the bell ringing, and even before she could see us, she knew it was the Salvation Army kettle bell ringers. She felt she was back home and told Dale, "you have given back to me my Christmas spirit."
Originally from Gastonia, NC, Max returned there in 1959 after serving three years in the army. Always loving the mountains, the family settled in Henderson County before work took them to the Midwest for a while. Loving the mountains, they returned to Western NC and built a log cabin in the Mountain Page community in Saluda 25 years ago.
After finally retiring from a successful 45 year career as a journeyman tool and die maker (and a brief, yet successful career in real estate in the 1970's), and his wife Dale's retirement from the food service industry, they plan to fill out the rest of their lives in Saluda.
Max and Dale celebrated 50 years of marriage in November and they have two sons, Robert and Edward. Robert is a Christian minister and pastor in Alamogordo, NM, and is married with one daughter, Natasha. Edward lives in Tuxedo and works for Hewlett Packard in Greenville, SC as a security analyst. He is also the sound technician at their church, Tuxedo First Baptist.
When he's not volunteering, Max enjoys fishing and wood carving. He does relief carving (carving pictures in wood) and carves unique walking sticks and hiking staffs which you can find at M.A. Pace General Store. You won't see Max without his favorite felt hat. He only changes it to a darker hat for church on Sunday and a canvas hat that he wears in the summer.
Max has enjoyed seeing the growth in tourists visiting Saluda on the weekend. He says, "You won't get bored living in Saluda; there is always something to do."
Thanks, Max, to you and all your bell ringers!
After Holiday Madness and Joy
After a month of holiday madness and joy, January, for most of us, can be a quiet time to take stock and make plans for the New Year. One thing to consider during this time of reflection is our relationship with our natural environment and our resolve to contribute to its protection and restoration.
What can be done will vary depending on individual circumstances. Some may decide to become more vocal in defending our natural environment at every opportunity. Others may choose to contribute to the work of the Saluda Community Land Trust. This organization has done so much not only to enhance the environment for wildlife but also to protect natural settings in which the human spirit can be rejuvenated. Others may contribute by resisting the impulse to cut trees unnecessarily or to clear undergrowth, thus further diminishing the needed food sources and cover for wildlife. Still others could be proactive by planting a tree or more shrubbery. Careful selection of
Plantings at Salamander
additional plant material can make a huge difference in achieving needed wildlife habitat.
It should not be overlooked that there have been significant plantings over the past few years to enhance our town's natural environment. The NCDOT planting in the interstate exchange, the garden clubs' plantings in town, and the SCLT's planting at the west end parking lot are excellent examples of this effort. Even with these efforts, it must be recognized that however much they may be appreciated, the total result has not offset the losses. Perhaps Saluda's two garden clubs, as well as other social and civic organizations, could do even more by taking on a project or collaborating with each other to enhance and protect the natural environment, as well as improve the appearance of our community. In addition, the constructive role the city might play should not be omitted. City government, reflecting our collective voice, could be at the forefront of this effort.
West Main Parking Lot
For those who have lived in Saluda for 30, 40, or more years and who have been careful observers of our natural surroundings, it is obvious that there has been a drastic loss of native and naturalized roadside flowers due to excessive mowing, weed eating, and soil disturbance. Queen Anne's Lace, sweet peas, Joe Pye Weed, Golden Rod, and Iron Weed-just to name a few-have been acutely diminished. Surely the resources devoted to this pursuit of neatness and "progress" could be directed toward a more productive end.
Take some time on these cold January days to reflect on ways that you might be a part of preserving and enhancing our natural heritage so that future generations might know one of the things that has made Saluda special to you and to the many visitors to our town.
By Walter Hoover
Charles Street Garden Iris Nursery
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|Isothermal Community College: A Best Kept Secret in Polk County|
YOUR NEW CATALOGUE IS OUT! Hopefully, by now, you will have received a copy in the mail. If you want to go on-line, check out the following site: Isothermal and select "Polk Continuing education classes." Be patient. It takes a little while to load. Be sure to check out the possibilities before January 1 since some classes actually start that week or early the next week. Preregistration is required (call 828-894-3092) and the number of pre-registrants determines whether a course will "make." ("Digital Camera" class, beginning January 8 was mistakenly left out of brochure. See below.)
Carolyn Michel teaches digital photography courses. Carolyn, at one time, was owner of a popular and successful consignment shop in Tryon called "Isadora's Closet." She later became a master trainer for the librarians in the Polk County Library, training them in the use of computers. She has been teaching at ICC for over 10 years, beginning with computer classes for the library and other computer applications. She also is the IT person for the Polk campus and is an artist. Her courses in digital photography were developed after many requests by students. She stated that "the digital camera makes it financially feasible for a photographer to take many pictures." She teaches a beginning class on digital cameras which stresses the basic mechanics of using the camera, which she describes as "a little computer." This course teaches students to use the camera and their computer to get the final result that they want using image editing software. She is willing to work with a student regardless of the camera they own. At times in a class, every student will have a different camera model, and although she may not know about all the cameras, she "will work with students to find out where to get information [on their personal camera] and to show them how to" use that information. She feels that "it is important to get to know the settings of your camera before taking" an actual photography class.
Once a photographer knows the camera's capabilities, they can use on-line courses, other courses, or a book to go further. As requests have come in, her courses in Photoshop have expanded from a first level course to Photoshop Elements I, Photoshop Elements II, and Photoshop Elements III. Photoshop Elements has "many of the features of Adobe Photoshop but with simpler and fewer options." These courses teach how to edit images, restore old photos, correct lighting and "red eye", improve the image, add or improve backgrounds, create scrapbook pages, or baby books and many other techniques and projects. The courses being offered in this semester are: Digital Camera, beginning on Tuesday, January 8 from 9am to noon (not in the catalogue but will be offered); Photoshop Elements I, beginning Wednesday, January 2 from 9am to noon; Photoshop Elements II, beginning on Wednesday, February 13 from 9am to noon; and Photoshop III, beginning on Wednesday, March 27 from 9am to noon. If you have questions about the courses, you can call Polk Center at 828-894-3092 or contact Carolyn by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the other courses beginning in January are: Seniors Compute I, Word I, Introduction to Spanish I, Beginning Drawing, Carving Woodspirits, Multimedia Drawing, Open Studio, Botanical Drawing, Medieval Art and the Gothic Spirit, Beginning Watercolor, Fiction Workshop, Reading Jane Austen: Borrowing Her Style, Multimedia Painting, Introduction to Yi Jing, Tai Chi for Health, Tai Chi advanced and Practice, Intro to Qi Gong, 5 Steps to Perfect Skin, Retirement Has Changed: What's Your Next Move, Writing for a Purpose, Advertising Copywriting, Technical Writing, and several courses in agriculture and horsemanship. Many other courses begin in February or March. Check out the catalogue and find the course that interests you.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC: Friday, January 11, 1:30 pm....Faye Lane's Beauty Shop Stories: "Tell and Write Your Own Story" Workshop...pre-register by calling 828-894-3092, seating limited.
By Betsy Sellers
Make Some New Year's (Financial) Resolutions for 2013
We've reached 2013. To mark the occasion, consider these New Year's financial resolutions:
First, boost your contributions to your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan. You typically contribute pre-tax dollars, so the more you put in, the lower your taxable income. Plus, your earnings can grow tax-deferred.
Also, don't over-react to negative headlines by taking a "time out" from investing. Make your decisions based on the fundamentals of the investments you're considering.
Next, try to reduce your debt load. The lower your debts, the more you'll have available to invest.
Here's another resolution: Re-balance your portfolio as needed so that it fits your risk tolerance. You don't want to take on too much risk, but, at the same time, you'll want to avoid investing too conservatively.
And finally, resolve to work with a financial professional this year. An experienced financial advisor can evaluate your situation objectively and make those recommendations that are appropriate for your needs.
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|Find Food Freedom in 2013: Grow Your Own Workshop|
Saluda Tailgate Market vendors, Lee Mink of LEAP Farm, and Lynn Ronzello of Thunder Ridge Farm have an important New Year's message for SL readers: "Our successes of tomorrow depend on the gardens we grow today."
This month, they are offering a Sustainable Farming and Gardening Workshop. Over a 2-day intensive workshop with both classroom time and field time, attendees will learn a high-yield system of growing in local soil and weather conditions and using time-tested organic methods. The course covers bed making, composting, soil amendments, and soil blocks. Lee and Lynn have gardened and farmed in this area, collectively, for over 25 years. They will share with you what to plant and when to plant it. They have unique, conservation-minded tips and tricks to share for irrigation practices: how to grow more with less!
The Friday and Saturday workshop is on January 11 and 12 from 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. Classroom time is in Tryon at the newly developing shared-use commercial kitchen at 835 N. Trade St. Each morning begins here. Field time is on Leap Farm in Mill Spring.
Invite an out of town guest to join you in taking the workshop and learn to grow some or most of your own in 2013! Make a weekend of it here Saluda at a B&B and visit a Saluda farm to table restaurant to enjoy dinner. Finish up Sunday with a gorgeous Saluda sunrise and hike.
The 8:30 - 4:30 time frame of the workshop is classroom and field time in a small group setting with engaging and creative presentations. A light breakfast, a local foods lunch and all work materials are also included. There is a fee for the course and there is a scholarship available by referral. One is asked to reserve their space quickly, as space is limited and the course fills up. Click on this link for the flyer that reveals contact information and dates/ time, location.
20 spaces available:
January 11 & 12, Friday & Saturday,
$140 (includes local light snacks and
full vegetarian lunch for two days.)
Scholarships available by referral.
Course Fee must be paid in full by
Wednesday, January 9.
Call (828)817-2308 to register or
Cash or checks accepted:
Payable to Manna Cabanna
Mail checks to: 409 Whispering
Woods Dr., Saluda, NC 28773.
Lee Mink started farming in Alabama as a home gardener in the 1980s with the aim of providing healthy food for his family. Less-than-ideal soil forced him to learn how to manage soil in the best way--experience. Mink is a great proponent of using cover crops, green manure and compost to improve soil health. As he learned more about big agribusiness and its detriments to the health of land and humans, he became an activist in the sustainable farming movement. Today, Mink owns Leap Farm in Mill Spring, Polk County, North Carolina. This bio-diverse, GMO-free, sustainable farm specializes in organic methods. Mink chooses to sell his produce within 25 miles of the farm. He insists that at its essence, sustainable farming is all about local service - local farms providing food to local residents and restaurants. Mink is also an expert in marketing and value-added products. He sells both wholesale and retail and knows there is a home for everything he plants when he plants it.
Lynn Ronzello grew up tending her mother's urban garden in the heart of Detroit, MI. "My family was urban "truck farmers" as they called it. We grew to eat, not necessarily to market. Once a mother, Lynn's aim was to grow to provide healthy food for her family, including all her own baby food. Organic was the only method used in those early days, prior to pesticides like DDT and Round Up-ready inputs and seeds. Seventeen years ago, Lynn and her family purchased 23 acres in Green Creek, now called Thunder Ridge Farm, where soil blocks, companion planting, soil health, row cover are part of her marks' for success: accepting sacrifice and learning what works and when is learned through her experience. " There is no one way to be sustainable. You must learn the basics from experienced growers and then tend your land based on what it reveals it needs and can yield for you. As my children have always been a part of tending the farm, be it the gardens, horses, or other animals, it's my daughter that I've learned the most from." Lynn's daughter, Jamie, owns her own organic farm, Barking Deer, on the Hawaiian Island of Molokai, where Lynn visits and assists in the sustainable farming often.
Submitted by Carol Lynn Jackson
|Nectar of the Gods (or the Devil)?|
by Clark Thompson
For my many Baptist friends, you are hereby warned that you may not want to read any further. If you choose to continue, I assume no responsibility for any hellfire and brimstone that may cascade down upon your head.
The crafting of fine alcoholic spirits had been going on for centuries before early settlers, primarily of Scotch, Irish, and German descent, immigrated to our area of the mountains, bringing with them their own individual skills.
The finest maker of moonshine to ever come out of Saluda, bar none, had to be Ernest Heatherly. He somehow managed to mix his shine-making with employment as driver of a Saluda school bus and the city's only trash truck. He was known as a small-volume producer, perhaps the result of holding the two other jobs. Whatever the reason, his nectar undoubtedly had to be some of the best to ever pass over human lips. It was so smooth that no chaser was needed, even though it would probably have litmus tested somewhere north of 150 proof.
Years ago, I had several lawyer friends in Pensacola who depended on me to bring them back a gallon or two from my infrequent visits to Saluda. In turn, I relied on Charlie Ward to obtain the goods for me. However, on one trip he had not been successful and finally revealed that Ernest was his source. Luckily, my brother Perry and I were able to catch up with Ernest on Main Street where we delicately broached the subject. "Ernest, we need some good stuff to haul back to Florida. Charlie says you know where to get some?" "How much you looking to buy?" "Only 3 gallons." " How long you gonna be here?" "How long do we need to wait?" "Well, I got to go find this feller but I'll be back 'atter while."
About two hours later, Ernest showed up and instructed us to follow him down U. S. 176 for a ways. He finally pulled over at the intersection with Louisiana Avenue, popped the trunk lid, and there were the three gallon jugs. He never admitted that it was his own stuff, but when we started bragging about how good it was, he just smiled and said thank you.
One other well known maker was a fellow by the name of Otho Gosnell. His favorite mode for hauling his product in the earlier years was a souped-up and modified split V-8 engine under the hood of a '39 Ford coupe that could run like a dog with turpentine rubbed on its rear when the law lurked nearby. The shine was hidden inside welded storage compartments behind the interior upholstery, and heavy duty shocks and springs were added to carry the extra weight. Otho mostly hauled at night and you could assume that if the car looked level, then he was running heavy. When empty, the rear of the car would be jacked up several inches above normal and looking like a coon dog with his nose to the ground. I remember several nights of sitting on a bench in front of City Hall just shooting the breeze with our night cop, Carthur Metcalf, when suddenly the rumble of a high powered engine coming down Greenville Street would announce the arrival of that moonshine laden Ford coupe. Ever cautious of entrapment, Otho would approach U. S. 176 with headlights off. Later he graduated into carrying bigger loads to market in a tractor-trailer rig. It was said that he carefully hid the gallon jugs in the front portion of the trailer and subsequently filled the rest with vegetables, apples, or bales of hay.
For those of you desiring to make the best ever Episcopal version of eggnog in celebration of the New Year, you just might consider substituting moonshine for the other alcoholic beverage your recipe calls for. Not to worry, the legal stuff is now available in many liquor stores, although probably not as smooth and tasty as was Ernest's "Special."
Ironically, his granddaughter, Melissa Heatherly Wood, now manages Ward's Grill and puts just as much pride and quality into her cooking as her grandfather put into his type of cooking. The only problem is that she never learned his recipe.
Thompson's Store is located at 24 Main Street, in the heart of downtown Saluda. Contact the store at 828-749-2321 or visit
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