Saluda Lifestyles - Monthly Ezine all about Saluda, NC
Where Time Stands Still 
October 2015 

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In This Issue (click on a topic to move to it quickly.)
Community Calendar
Annual Calendar of Events
Dates to Remember
Brown Bag
Pig Out-Thanks!
Halloween Stroll
Annual Turkey Dinner
Saluda Historic Depot
Holiday Gallery
Saluda Historic Depot Calendar
Saluda Tailgate
Conserve Your Water
City Notes
Fundraisers for Pace Park
Saluda Center News
Advanced Directives Seminar
Tribal Bellydance
Yoga Schedule
Saluda Community Land Trust
Saluda Community Tree
Saluda Garden Club
The Women's Club of Saluda
Saluda School
Saluda Library
Saluda Community Choir
Saluda Church Services
Post Office Hours
Saluda Classifieds
Saluda Lifestyles Marketplace
What's Happening in Music and Art
Artists Autumn Fair
Dale McEntire Art Exhibit
Mysteries of Count Dracula
Top of the Grade Concerts
Saluda Train Tales
Saluda Scoop
Book Launches
Ken Webb New Book
Mountain Valley Farm
Bicycle Rides
Book Sale Volunteers
Saluda Faces
Green River Kayak Race
Historic Saluda
Tryon Arts
I Remember Saluda
Visitor Information Links
Music and Entertainment
Area News Media
Saluda Lifestyles
Saluda Property & Real Estate

Cathy Jackson Realty
Your Home Town Advantage  
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New on the Market!
Cabin on 20+ acres with approx 5 acres of pasture area and 2 acres on the Green River.Property adjoins NC Wildlife Gamelands. 253 SF of unfinished room upstairs not incl in total SF and full unfinished 2BR, 1 BA, MLS#593857m $399,000

Circa 1900 this charming bungalow is picture perfect walkable to historic downtown Saluda. 3BR, 2BA, approx 1600 SF MLS#594400, $288,000
Experience nature from outdoor living on multi level decking, cascading waterfall into Koi pond, stone fire pit on flag stone patio,and native plants that attract birds and butterflies. Quality log construction, granite counters, built in sauna off the master bedroom, upper covered porches to take in the view. 3BR, 3BA, 2-car garage, 2.25 ac, MLS#592958 $525,000
At Lake Hosea. Take pleasure immediately in this move-in ready mountain home with low maintenance, newer appliances, bathroom upgrades, hardwood floors and gas fireplace. 3BR, 2BA, MLS#589886, $172,000 
Quality custom built home with privacy and low maintenance yard, lots of stone walls and open concept with beautiful Hickory floors, Cherry cabinets, 2 screened porches,large deck and stone fireplace. 2BR, 3 BA, 2340 SF, 2.4 acres, MLS#592057, $348,000
Summer camp on the Pacolet River with deck overlooking the river. Just throw in the fishing line and catch dinner! Comfortable with 4 rooms to use for sleeping and 2 bathrooms. MLS#591506, $125,000

Built on solid rock, this mountain paradise features wide open space with floor to ceiling windows letting in the beauty of mountain views. Quality built, custom home featuring truss and beam ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplace, and extra room for grandkids and guests. Adjacent to Falls Landing water fall and community pool. 2 master suites on main level, 2 bedroom/loft areas, and fam/rec room in basement, MLS#589420, Offered at $425,000
This 50's brick rancher was built in an era when quality,casual,one-level homes became popular. Solidly built and quality are the hallmarks of this country rancher.Unfinished basement offers storage or finish for family/rec space. 3BR, 1.5 BA, 3 Ac, MLS#589194, $184,000
Quality log cabin offers stunningly beautiful views of the protected Green River Gorge. Enjoy total privacy in nature, open floor plan, exposed beams, split bedroom plan, low maintenance yard with space for gardening, three decks for meditating and taking in the view.  Hike out your back door to the Green River. MLS#589729, $314,000
Charming new log cabin with metal roof nestled into
quiet woods with just the sound of song birds. Perfect get away cabin with just enough space all on the main level. Covered porch partially screened great for sitting and viewing wildlife all around. Adjoins conservancy property. MLS#588908, $157,800
Exceptionally-built home with 175ft of lake frontage.Live year round in a peaceful, private lake community yet close to shopping,dining,and social activities. MLS#533759, REDUCED $375,000
Enjoy privacy and winter views from all three covered porches. The wooded lot creates the feel of living in a tree house. Easy walk to downtown Saluda for dining and shopping. MLS#587467, $205,000
Contemporary ranch located on a large beautiful wooded lot in quiet neighborhood. Updated kitchen w/granite. Updated bathrooms. New back deck is perfect for entertaining guests. Easy walk to downtown Saluda. 5 BR, 3BA, 3036SF MLS#587367, $298,000

Mini Farm! Country style home with wrap around porch, open floor plan, vaulted great room with FP, large chief's kitchen, breakfast nook, formal dining invite good times. Luxurious master bedroom & bath, large bedrooms with lots of closest space. A mini farm, mature fruit trees, fenced pasture, raised garden beds, & barn. Come see the attention to detail. 5BR, 3BA, 2106 SF, 3 acres, MLS#581168 $299,800

Private and secluded mountain retreat overlooking high mountain range above Lake Sheila. Surrounded by the preserved and protected Greenville Watershed, this mountain home includes 2 stone fireplaces, decks, stone walls, hardwood floors, and ceiling beams. Guest bedrooms with private walk out. Privileges to use 28-acre private Lake Sheila. 4BR, 4BA, approx.1.25 ac MLS#583299, offered at $395,000
Completely private mountain getaway with magical ambiance. Listen to neighboring waterfall, & take in mountain view.  MLS# 585769 $119,000.    
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Lots and Land
Mountain Vista
Lot 16, 1.19 ac, $95,000, MLS#521147
 View Lot 23, 1.07 ac, $85,000, MLS#514441
Lot 26-R, 1.58 ac, $59,000 MLS#533763  
Lot 29, 1.81 ac, $39,900, MLS#569729    
Lake Lots
Lake Sheila .43 ac lot, $32,000 MLS#554607
REDUCED! Lake Sheila Lake Front, .24 acres, $70,000, MLS#510462
PENDING! Lake Sheila, 1 ac, winter view of lake, creek, septic installed, water tap installed
$70,000, MLS#484526
Lake Hosea, .34 ac MLS#558685 $25,000
Dun Roamin', Lot 1, .77 ac, lakefront, $49,000 MLS#518705
6 ac with pond, close to town, MLS#543247, $118,000
2.35 Ac, Views at Macedonia Lake,  
MLS#584676, $76,126 
Saluda City Lots
1.74 ac on Henderson St., MLS#569914, $90,000  
.56 ac, MLS#580811, $25,000
NEW!.23 ac, MLS#591373, $60,000

 Piney Mountain 
NEW!3.07 ac, MLS#589931, $38,000

NEW!1.65 Ac views,adj NC Gamelands, $28,000, MLS#584643 
NEW!1.46 ac, MLS#585785, $48,000 

View Lots
2.07 ac on Laurel Mountain Trail, MLS#558806 $80,000
REDUCED! See all the way to the ocean! 3 ac, MLS#561322 $69,000
.87 ac, level and rolling, MLS#566466, $38,400
2.69 ac view lot, $40,000, MLS#578015  
NEW!1 ac in Glen Echo, Winter views, MLS#587188, $26,000
NEW!2.01 ac, MLS#593461, $21,000
NEW!4.89 ac. MLS#588641, $42,000 
6+ ac on Green River, Silver Creek Tubing, MLS#572171, #175,000
 51.83 ac unrestricted land, $259,900, MLS#567003
19 ac Green River Cove, river front, $104,500, MLS#559424
5.77 ac, bold stream, natural development, MLS#556067 $114,000
1.48 ac in Whites Lake, Awesome Views, backs up to NC Wildlife, MLS#528152, $39,900
8.24 ac off Mountain Page Rd., well installed, MLS#520849, $70,000
5 ac on Valhalla Ridge, Views, MLS#568404, $57,000 
Dun Roamin' Lot 7, 1 ac, $72,500, MLS#476202
The Woods at Howard Gap, 1.6 ac, $45,000, MLS#454553
11 ac., private, wooded, $125,000, MLS#534045
9 ac, private, $113,900, MLS#509693
 5.84 ac, Little Warrior Estates, $69,000, MLS#454691
6.01 ac, pond, $125,000, MLS#543247
1.01 ac, Whites Lake, easy building site, $45,000, MLS#563106
2 ac, Winfield Cove, $40,000, MLS#545653  
Miller Mountain 3 ac, MLS#560929 $39,000
.55 ac, MLS#563859 $20,000
.51 ac, MLS#563860 $19,500
.48 ac MLS#563861, $19,500
Unrestricted 8.7 ac, MLS#562901 $84,667
8.7 ac with winter views, MLS#562901, $84,667
20.77 ac, MLS#588437, $149,900

 Other Areas
3.25 ac, Views, Hogback Mountain Rd, Tryon, MLS#519772, $29,500
1.04 ac, White Oak Mountain, MLS#426297, $15,000
5.39 ac on upper Green River, riverfront, MLS#570283, $260,000 
Looking for a Spring/Summer Vacation Retreat?
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Links to Real Estate Sources

Saluda Real Estate Market

A Quick Saluda Market Update

(compares last year's sales with the same period this year as of September 31, 2015). 


Sales              Closed   Pending 

Homes 2015      37         11       

Homes 2014      26         0       


Land 2015          11        1                           

Land 2014          6          0 


Foreclosures-REO-Short Sales (Homes

Saluda - 1 property 

Polk County - 4 properties  

Henderson County - 24                


Data taken from Western NC multiple listing service.


Please visit to see all Cathy Jackson Realty Featured Home and Land Listings and search the entire Western NC MLS.


Saluda Service Directory
Community Calendar of Events
To see all the events and activities in Saluda in one view, please click on this link to access a Google Calendar. 

Google Calendar

Duke Energy Foothills Modernization Links
Annual Calendar of Events


Saluda Tailgate Market -(May through October)


Green Race - A world Class V kayaking race. 1st Saturday in November.

Saluda United Methodist Church's Turkey Dinner; Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Saluda Tailgate Holiday Market, November 28, 1-3 


Hometown Christmas - Open House and Music. December 11, 2015   

Dates to Remember

Saluda Historic Depot Open Thursday through Sunday, 12pm to 4pm. 


Saluda Downtown Foundation meets 2nd Tuesday, at 5pm at the Saluda Library. 


Saluda Business Association

meets Tuesday, October 6 at 5:30 at Saluda Historic Depot.  


Saluda Community Land Trust meeting at 3pm, October 7 at McCreery Park Pavilion. 


Town Council meets the second Monday of the month at 7:00pm in the meeting room above the Saluda Library.


Saluda Historic Depot - Dacre Stoker presents October 3 and 31. 


Saluda Historic Depot open reception for artist, Dale McEntire, October 10 at 6:30pm. 


The Historic Saluda Committee will meet October 9 at 2pm at Saluda Library. 


Top of the Grade Encore Concert on Ella Grace Mintz Stage at Top of the Grade at McCreery Park, Friday, October 9 6pm to 8pm. Rain or shine....move to Pavilion if rain.

Saluda Train Tales, Saluda Historic Depot, October 16, at 7pm.  Free admission.

Women's Club will meet Tuesday, October 13 at 10 am at the Presbyterian Church on Carolina Street.


Saluda Single Women will meet on Thursday, October 15, 6pm at the Saluda Center. 

Saluda Garden Club will meet October 19 at 10am at Saluda Library.

Saluda Center Potluck and Bingo, Monday, October 26 at 6pm. Everyone welcomed.

The Saluda branch of Tree City USA meets at 5:30pm on 4th Thursday of the month in the Saluda Community Library.


Saluda Welcome Table, every Tuesday, with dinner served from 5:30 to 6:30PM 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.   


Polk County Extension Club  

The Polk County Extension Club, an extension of NC State University, meets at 2:00pm the fourth Tuesday of each month. Join us for interesting and educational programs and activities. We welcome new members.  If interested, contact Wilda Corley 828-702-9691 or Nancy Johnson 828-749-9664 for additional information.
Brown Bag
Where There Is A Need, There Is A Way!
Brown Bags Available October 16  3pm to 4pm at Transfiguration Church. 
The supplemental bags of groceries provided by Transfiguration contain two boxes of mac & cheese, a large can of beef stew or chicken, a medium sized jar of peanut butter, one container of Parmalat milk or juice, a large can of baked beans, a loaf of bread (donated by the Wildflower bakery each month) and fresh fruit or produce. The Brown Bags are given out the third Friday of each month from 3:00-4:00 pm in the Transfiguration parking lot just above the rear of Saluda School and Henderson Street. Transfiguration also delivers to anyone who has transportation problems and cannot get to the church parking lot.
Anyone with questions or with information concerning someone in need, please contact Bill Sutton at 404-538-6413 or the Transfiguration Church office at 828-749-9740.
Charlie Ward Memorial Pig Out
Thank You!
Charlie Ward is not forgotten, which was evident at the Pig Out on Saturday, September 12, 2015!
Thank you to the following for making the Charlie Ward Memorial Pig Out a huge success:
Bill & Betty Wilkerson
Jerry & Barb Cole
Pat & Maria McCall
Anita Moore
Greaton & Betsy Sellers
Herb & Donna Humphries
Catherine Ross
Susie Welch
Irma Anderson
Rhonda Corley
Caroline Farris
Mary Ann Hester
Mary Louise Wilkie
Thank you also to the Saluda Volunteer Fire Department, the Saluda Center, the City Employees, Macon Bank, and Green River Barbecue. 
Thanks to Jeff Hayes and the Mountain Roots Band for performing once again.
There wouldn't be a Pig Out in memory of Charlie Ward each year without your continued support!  Thanks for that!  See you next year!
Judy Ward, Fred & Terry Baisden
Halloween Stroll
Halloween City of Saluda and Saluda businesses will host the town's Halloween Stroll on Main Street, Friday, October 30, 3pm to 6pm.  Saluda businesses will be open and giving out candy to Saluda kids while the city's police department patrols and watches the crosswalks to keep Saluda kids safe.
Annual Turkey Dinner
turkey The Saluda United Methodist Church's annual Turkey Dinner will be Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. (or until the food runs out) in the Saluda School cafeteria!
Once again a delicious meal of turkey, dressing, green beans, sweet potatoes, drinks, rolls, and homemade desserts will be served.  The cost will be $9 for adults and $5 for children who are 12 years of age and younger.
There will be take-out plates available, but no take-out drinks.
Tickets will go on sale Sunday, October 4, 2015 by the Methodist Church members. You may also purchase tickets at the door.  
Hope you can join us for a great food, fellowship, and fun!
Saluda Historic Depot News

In September we lost a true friend and an advocate for the Depot-Henry Bright.  He fought a fierce battle with cancer, and we will miss him more than words can say.  Henry and I served on another committee together and I can say he was a true leader, and he believed that the purchase of the Depot would benefit all of Saluda and those who will visit Saluda. He was a true friend to me and we are all going to work harder in his memory to make this happen.
We want to congratulate Sandy Tucker, who won the Golf Cart.   A special thanks goes to Lisa and John Bishop for offering the golf cart for a fundraiser for the Depot, and to everyone who purchased a ticket. 
The Saluda Historic Depot received its approval and letter to operate as a 501(c)3 non-profit.
We are so excited and continue to make our way up the tracks towards creating a Train and Historical Museum.  We are grateful to Dr. Fred McConnel for his outstanding presentation on September 18 at the Depot. There was standing room only and everyone who attended remarked how wonderful this event is. We will continue in October with Larry Morton, president of Apple Valley Model Railroad Club, Hendersonville on October 16 at 7:00pm.  Plan to come and learn more about the significance of the Saluda Grade and its importance to Saluda.

If you plan on attending the Autumn Rails Train Show at the Western Ag Center (near the airport) on October 9-10, then look us up. We will have a booth there handing out information about the depot and will be selling T-shirts and some of our custom gift items.
We have a full month of events in October. In addition to Saluda Train Tales, Dale McEntire will be our featured artist, and Dacre Stoker, great-grand nephew of Brahm Stoker, author of Dracula, will present the history and mysteries of the story behind Dracula on October 3 and 31. Local author, Ken Webb will launch his new book on October 17 at 4:30pm, and we are hosting a Halloween Costume Party on Friday, October 30. Bring a dish to share and dress in your favorite costume.
Make plans to visit the Depot and look at the new items we have in our gift shop.  Remember that without your support we could not do this for Saluda.
Thanks, Judy Ward, Chairperson 


The Saluda Historic Depot is now open Thursday through Sunday from 12pm to 4pm througho ut the summer.

Volunteers Who May Have An Interest
If you would like to volunteer to cover the museum hours, please email

If you would like to climb aboard and help preserve the historic Saluda Depot for future generations, you can send donations or pledges to Saluda Historic Depot, PO Box 990, Saluda, NC 28773 or email  All donations are tax deductible and pledges will be invoiced within six months.
More information, details, and photos can be found at, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. 

Call for Artists for Saluda Holiday Gallery
Saluda Historic Depot
The Saluda Historic Depot will hold a Saluda Holiday Gallery during November and December, 2015 that will be open to the public Friday through Sunday, 12pm to 4pm.

Local artists and craftspeople are encouraged to apply for one of the 13 spaces available by October 15, 2015.  Booth space will be $65/month or $120 if you book a space for both months in advance.  Artists do not have to cover their booth but one or two days a month.

You can download an entry form here or pick one up at Thompson's Store or Cathy Jackson Realty.

For more information, please contact Judy Ward at 828-674-5958 or email at, or Cathy Jackson at 828-817-2876 or email
Saluda Historic Depot Calendar
  • Saturday the 3rd from 7-10 PM, "Dracula at the Depot," NY Times bestseller Dacre Stoker presenting Bram Stoker, author of the classic "Dracula." We all know the story, but have you ever wondered what motivated the author? Tickets limited, $20.
  • Saturday the 10th- Opening Reception for Dale McEntire, Featured Artist in the Depot Gallery, all art sales contribute 50% commission to the Depot.
  • Friday the16th at 7 PM, "Saluda Train Tales at the Depot," Larry Morton, president, Apple Valley Model Railroad Club.
  • Ken Webb Book Launch - October 17, 4:30 to 6:30pm.
  • Friday the 30th at 7 until we quit, "Depot Halloween Stroll Pot Luck Dance." Bring your favorite treat and come in costume for a howling good time.
  • Halloween, Saturday, the 31st, Encore on Mysteries of Dracula:
    1:00 Meet Dacre Stoker sign autographs
    1:30-3:00  Mysteries behind the Writing of Dracula then sign autographs sell items 
    3:30-4:30 The Origins of Vampires in Transylvania--Tickets $20 for both presentations
  • Saluda Depot Holiday Gallery, artist booths offering unique locally crafted holiday gifts for every interest and age. Friday-Sunday, noon to 4 PM.
  • November 7th Saluda Railroad Day, various events to be hosted at the Depot all day.
  • December 11th Hometown Christmas, 6pm to 8pm
Saluda Tailgate Market
October Fridays, 4:30-6:30pm 

The Saluda Tailgate Market is sponsored and operated by the Saluda Business Association for the City of Saluda and Polk County Agricultural Economic Development. Begun in 2010, the market has become a Saluda spring to fall tradition and community gathering event.
October is the last month of our 6th regular market season. There are just 5 more opportunities to join neighbors and farmers in the West Main parking lot on Friday afternoons and purchase all this beautiful region produces. It will be 6 long months so stock up now with honey, jams, and jellies. Fill your freezer with trout, pork, chicken, and beef. Load your baskets with the last of those delectable fall squashes and apples. Enjoy our perfect October mountain weather before those short days and long nights by the fire.
Those of us who have worked to see the market thrive are grateful for the opportunity to serve the community and grateful for the growers and producers we have gotten to know, but most especially grateful for you the consumers. There is a generosity of spirit that pervades this market on Friday afternoons that almost defies description. Thanks to all of you who come with smiles and baskets and enthusiastically purchase local produce.
Regional tailgate markets are such simple, basic events but they provide so much. As growers and neighbors meet to exchange not only products, but also recipes, growing tips, and techniques, the domestic arts of kitchen and garden are preserved and celebrated, enhancing the health of families and community. By supporting local fresh food and family farms, we are all protecting the flourishing of our ridges, fertile fields and clean watersheds. Thanks for supporting this market with your presence and you dollars. Don't miss a single October opportunity to participate!
We will have one special holiday market the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 28, from 1-3.
Please remember we make West Main one way during market hours for safety and ease of parking. It is in from the top and out at the bottom if you are driving with parking facing down on both sides. We will not be dog sitting this year, so please leave your dogs at home or ask them to wait in the truck. And please, please, slow down and watch for shoppers and children.
For more information, please contact Shelley DeKay at 828-606-5713.  Visit website for more information.  
Conserve Your Water-Still in Effect
Stage I Water Shortage Advisory
The City Manager for the City of Hendersonville has declared a Stage I Water Shortage Advisory. The measures of the advisory are voluntary. The City of Saluda purchases water from the City of Hendersonville North Carolina. Hendersonville is the primary water source for Saluda.   
Stage I water conservation compliance consists of voluntary measures including, but not limited to:
(1) Limit car washing to a minimum;
(2) Limit lawn and garden watering to that which is necessary for plants to survive;
(3) Do not wash down outside areas such as sidewalks, patios, parking lots, service bays, aprons, etc.;
(4) Do not leave faucets running while shaving or rinsing dishes;
(5) Water shrubbery to the minimum required, reusing household water when possible;
(6) Limit use of clothes washers and dishwashers, and when used, operate fully loaded;
(7) Use showers for bathing rather than bathtub and limit showers to no more than four minutes;
(8) Limit flushing of toilets by multiple usage;
(9) The use of disposable and biodegradable dishes is encouraged;
(10) The use of flow restrictive and water saving devices;
(11) Limit hours of operation of water-cooled air conditioners;
(12) All residents, businesses and institutions are requested to temporarily delay new landscape work until the water shortage has ended.
CityCity Notes

The City of Saluda will hold an Open House November 7, 2-4 pm.
The City of Saluda would like to congratulate Dewayne Elliott on his promotion to Public Works Supervisor.
The City would like to welcome our new City Clerk, Robert O'Dell. He has fit right in and will be a great asset to Saluda. Robert currently lives in Fletcher, NC with his wife Crystal, who works as a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Henderson County Health Department as well as their two boxers Lucy & Ellie.  Previously, Robert worked as the Purchasing Agent/ Coordinator for Emergency Services at Mission Hospital for 7 years.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science as well as an MPA, both from Western Carolina University.  He enjoys traveling, hiking, spending time with family, as well as reading journal articles about politics and economics.  He recently traveled to both Scotland and Ireland this past summer.

To Whom It May Concern:
In accordance with the regulations set down by the Division of Water Quality, Fats, Oils and Grease regulations apply to The City of Saluda.
Please do not flush any oils (vegetable oil, cooking oil, hamburger grease, motor oil, etc.) down drains.
Please wipe all cooking utensils with paper towels to remove excess grease and discard in waste receptacle, then wash utensils.
Please be reminded to not flush any disinfectants down drains also. Anything designed to kill bacteria should not be flushed down the drain.
Thank you,
Juanita James
James & James Environmental Mgt., Inc.
Help Pave Pace Park
The vision is slowly being realized as the pavers were laid at Pace Park.  

You can still have the life or memory of a loved one immortalized or have your name engraved on a brick paver at Pace Park as a recognition as a contributor to this new community park.  This park will be in the alley by M.A. Pace General Store and will be the location of a Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Interpretation Sign and future public restrooms.

$40 each, payable to City of Saluda, three lines of copy with a maximum of 14 letters per line.  Download an application here.
Drop off applications and payment to City Hall or mail to City of Saluda, 6 Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773.  Proceeds will go toward building public restrooms. 
Now is the time to purchase your paver as the infrastructure is being developed and the laying of pavers will begin. 
For any additional information, please contact Catherine Ross at 828-749-3534 or  

Save these dates for future fund raising events for Pace Park:
Fall Harvest Festival; Saturday, October 17, 2015
Saluda Railroad Day; Saturday, November 7, 2015

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Fundraisers for Pace Park
Saluda's Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 17, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
We will have an array of music, art's & craft's vendors, kid's amusements, a petting zoo provided by Henderson County 4H Barnyard Bandits, and from Animals"R"Us Veterinarian Hospital and Dr. Beverly Hargus. Stroll the downtown of Main Street as the sights and smells of Fall fill the air. This is a celebration of the changing of the seasons.
Saluda Railroad Day
Since July 4, 1878, when the first passenger train came to Saluda, the railroad and the City of Saluda have always had a special connection. We would like to showcase this special bond on Saturday, November 7, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. when the city of Saluda will be holding Saluda's Railroad Day.
We invite everyone to come and help us celebrate our rich history of the railroad. Railroad Model Displays will be setup throughout the town provided by Apple Valley Model Railroad Club. Asheville Model Railroad Club will be having a large scale model in the gym at Saluda School and a smaller display at the Saluda Historic Depot. Trackless train ride for children, arts & crafts, live music, hobo stew, and antique railroad push cars will be on display.
Polk County History Museum will have a display of railroad artifacts. Hub City Model Railroad Club will be showing videos of their trips up the famous Saluda Grade. Something for everyone will be at this event. 
For more information about these events, please contact the City of Saluda at 828-749-2581 or Tangie Morgan at 828-749-1514. Visit the city's website for more information. 

Visiting Historic Saluda, North Carolina is like taking a step back in time. We have two of the oldest general stores in North Carolina, both listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Downtown offers a charming row of quaint shops, galleries, ice cream parlors, and restaurants. 

Saluda Center News and Events
New Senior Center
Save These Dates Now!
All events and activities take place at the Saluda Center on Greenville Street.  Click here to download the Saluda Center October calendar.  For more information about activities or to find out how to rent the Saluda Center, please contact the center at 828-749-9245.   
Senior Life Solutions will offer Depression Screenings on Thurs., Oct. 1 from 10am-12pm.
Two opportunities to attend a Medicare educational seminar on Wed., Oct. 7 at 3pm or 6pm.
Mary Mason will offer free massages on Tuesdays from 12pm-2pm.
The Book club selection for discussion on Oct. 1 at 2pm is My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante's inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship.

The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila.
The book chosen for November 5 is All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
Saluda single women potluck dinner will be on Thurs., Oct. 15 at 6:00 pm. Please plan to attend.
Community potluck and bingo, Mon., Oct. 26 at 6:00 pm. Plan to attend and bring a covered dish.

Medicare assistance is available by appointment with a trained volunteer for SHIIP, Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program, a division of the Department of Insurance, call 828-749-9245.
There is medical loan equipment available; please call Donna to see if we have what you need. 

A Thrifty barn basement sales is open every Saturday from 10:00 am-1:00 pm and every Wednesday from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Donations are accepted.
A Thrifty Barn is open Wed. through Sat. from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. To volunteer, please call 828-749-3320.
If you are home-bound and cannot prepare meals, if you know of someone who needs meals brought to them, or if you are recovering from recent surgery and are 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 interested in becoming a volunteer substitute driver for the Meals on Wheels program, please contact Donna at 828-749-9245. This would require approximately 1-1 1/2 hours of your time when needed.
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 to be added to our email list.   
The Saluda Center is located at 64 Greenville St. Phone is 828-749-9245. 
FREE Advanced Directives Seminar
Mark Your Calendars Now!
There will be a seminar on Advanced Directives (Living Will, Health Care Power of Attorney, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR), and MOST) held at the Saluda Center on Monday, November 2 from 5:30-6:30PM.
Meg Hoke, from Hospice of the Carolina Foothills will be the speaker with time for questions afterward. For those wishing to get forms ahead of time, copies will be available at City Hall. There will be a Notary at the meeting for those who want their Directives witnessed and notarized.
For questions, call Patty Martin at 828-817-9518 or call Mary Ann Hester at 864-325-9292.
Tribal Bellydance

Tribal belly dance classes at the Saluda Center schedule: Wednesdays, 6:00, Level 1, and 7:15, Level 2. 


This is a wonderful form of exercise for the brain as well as the body whether or not you want to be a "dancer."


All classes: Saluda (Senior) Center, downstairs yoga studio.  For more information: or 828-894-2242.

Yoga Class Schedules

Cassandra Nelson, LMBT

Health and Wellness at the Saluda Center


Gentle Yin Yoga Classes

Wednesday 12:30pm

Thursday 5:30pm

Friday 9:30am


Powerful (Vinyasa) Flow Yoga

Friday 8:00am


Classes are held in the studio downstairs at the Saluda Center and are for all ages and levels. Mats and props are available. Please come at least 5 minutes early.

Also available are relaxing, healing massages in the comfort of your own home. My portable table can go almost anywhere! Please call at least a few days in advance to schedule a session.


Questions are always welcome! Please call Cassandra at (828)749-3794.


Click here for directions. 64 Greenville, St.
At Isothermal Community College
'Mindful Flow'
is being offered this summer at Isothermal Community College taught by Jo Rytter, a Certified Kripalu Movement Instructor. There are 6 sessions to choose from and they are listed on pg. 19 of the catalogue. Stop by the college to get a catalogue or call 828-894-3092.  Each session is 6 weeks and costs $30 ($5/class).

'Mindful Flow' is a class that focuses on the breath while stretching the body. The class uses modified yogic flows which center and relax the body, increasing flexibility.  'Mindful Flow' is set to beautiful meditative music which helps the mind as well as the body relax.  Bring a yoga mat; a blanket is optional.

Below are the session numbers if you do not have access to a catalogue:


#40811 Monday August 24 - Oct 5 (no class Sept 7.)

#40810 Friday Aug 28 - Oct. 2


To register contact ICC at 828-894-3092 or register online, Isothermal.


For more info on class descriptions call or email Jo at 828-440-1160, 


Jo Rytter is a Certified Kripalu movement instructor who has been teaching for 15 years and currently teaches a 'Stretch and Breathe' class at Element.

Saluda Community Land Trust
Walks in the Woods
October 4 - Round Mountain Picnic
Walkers can just stroll to the picnic spot among the rocks for a snack of lemonade and cookies and/or take a moderate to strenuous journey on up to the top of Round Mountain.  This is a new property of SCLT and trail work is still in progress there.  The views are lovely!
October 19 - Waters of Camp Creek Upper Trail
Two miles of moderate hiking. Enjoy the Fall spectacular colors of the upper portion of the trail.

Walkers meet at the parking lot of the Saluda Library at 2:00, A SCLT member will keep you aware of the terrain of the trail and share their insights about the history, flora and fauna of the area as they lead each walk. Prepare for the walks with comfortable shoes, a walking stick, water, and a snack. Feel free to bring your field guides and a camera. Please provide any pertinent medical history to your guide.

For more information contact Chuck Hearon at (828) 817-0364 or (828) 749-9886 or
Twin Lakes Reserve Twin Lakes for your fall gatherings and enjoy the autumnal foliage. Donations greatly appreciated. Twin Lakes is again available for your birthday parties, graduations, weddings and the like. Donations appreciated. Twin Lakes is a conservation property of the Saluda Community Land Trust. For more information or to reserve it for a private function, please contact Holly Wilkes at
Judd's Peak
Consider Judd's Peak as a venue for your special events: Weddings and special occasions with a spectacular mountain backdrop. Reserve your day by calling the SCLT office at 828-749-1560 and leaving a message.
Dog Park
People and Pups gather at the Dog Park for fun and frolic. Voted Saluda's best Dog Park.
The Dog Park is located on Chestnut Street (across from the Fire Department) about an 1/8 mile off of Greenville Street.
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October  7 at 3pm at Saluda's McCreery Park in the pavilion . 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. Or send an email to Be sure to check out our updated website We look forward to your comments and suggestions.
Saluda's Tree City USA and Tree Preservation

A memorial tree will be planted in a designated location to be decided in memory of Chuck Sienkiewicz, recently deceased. Chuck and his wife Judy were charter members and active in the Saluda Community Tree Preservation Association. Judy continued to attend meetings of Tree City for a time after Chuck was no longer able.
The signs were given to Saluda by the National Arbor Day Foundation proclaiming Saluda as a Tree City USA. One is placed on Ozone Drive-the other on Highway 176 as you approach Saluda from Hendersonville.
Meetings are held the fourth Thursday each month at 5:30. Weather permitting meetings will be in the pavilion in McCreery Park and in inclement weather at the Saluda Library upstairs meeting room.

Congratulations to the Saluda's Tree City USA for being selected as the winner of the 2015 NC Urban Forestry Award for Outstanding Tree Board. The NC Urban Forestry Awards have been developed to recognize individuals, communities, and projects that have worked to protect and enhance our community forests. This awards program is a way to give back to those who have been committed to creating healthy urban forests and raising community awareness of the importance of these projects.
"I would like to congratulate you and the other members of the Saluda Tree Board. There has been a great deal of work completed by the board and its members that is going to benefit the town and its citizens for many years to come. Everyone involved should be very proud of this recognition. "
Brian Rogers, Polk County Ranger, NC Forest Service

For more information, call Ruth at 828-749-9718. Leave message and phone number for return call.
Submitted by Ruth Anderson   
Saluda Garden Club
spring park
The Saluda Garden Club will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 19 at the parking lot of Saluda Library to carpool to Landrum. Our speaker for this meeting is Claire Earnst, a vendor at the Tailgate Market where she sells wonderful zinnia arrangements. She will demonstrate dried flower arranging at her barn near Landrum.   Following the demonstration, we will meet in downtown Landrum for lunch at a local restaurant.

If you are interested in joining or would like to attend meetings and/or special events, please contact Karen McGee at 828-749-2530.
Some events may be cancelled or rescheduled. We try to give advance notice but inclement weather or scheduling difficulties may occur. You may confirm meetings and events with Karen McGee at 828-749-2530.
Women's Club Meeting
The Women's Club of Saluda will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2015  at 10:00 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church on Carolina Street.  Our program this month is an authentic English Tea.
All are welcome and invited. For more information, please contact Marlin Beckham at 828-808-2439 or email at
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, Autumn Care Nursing Home and the Historic Committee Oral History Project --all in Saluda, as well as other deserving organizations.
Saluda Elementary School
  Joe Adams
Saluda Elementary School Events 
Polk County Schools Ranked #3 in North Carolina!  
Based on the percentage of students meeting the Grade Level Proficiency standard, Polk County ranked as the 3rd highest performing school system in NC for combined student performance on both End-of-Grade and End-of-Course tests. Visit to view score summaries and regional comparisons.

20 Years of North Carolina A+ Schools
At the 20th Anniversary Conference Legacy Event, a new video by filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman was premiered, highlighting the impact of the A+ Schools Program on former students, faculty and A+ Fellows.
Former Saluda student, Chris Talbot, was featured in this inspiring documentary that illustrates the importance and effect of the largest, longest running, most successful arts-based whole-school reform effort in the nation.  
Click here to watch "A+ Schools:  A Life Changing Experience"    View our videos on YouTube
October Events at Saluda Elementary
10/1    5th Grade Muddy Sneakers Expedition
10/2    End of the 1st Six Weeks of School
10/2    3rd & 4th Grades to see Annie Moses Band performance at TFAC
10/5    NO SCHOOL (Required Teacher Workday)
10/6    Report Cards
10/7    International Walk to School Day
10/9    Smokey Bear to visit 1st Grades
10/9    PreK Dental Exams
10/12  School Board Meeting  6:30pm at Stearns
10/22  Fall Informance
10/23  PreK-2 Field Trip   
10/26  Books Are Really Fun distribution
10/27  Visiting Author: Miriam Jones Bradley
10/28  PreK-5 Assembly:  Electricity
10/28  Interim Reports
10/29  Kindergarten to visit Saluda Community Library
10/30  Saluda Fire & Rescue to present fire safety & prevention lessons for PreK-5

Visit Saluda School for additional school news.     
Principal, Ronette Dill   
Located at 214 East Main St.,  Saluda, NC 28773 
boxtops Don't forget to collect Box tops! Box top collection containers are located in the Saluda Public Library, Saluda Post Office, and Saluda Elementary School Office.   
Remember to keep Saluda kids safe, please do not enter school premises or grounds while school is in session. 
Saluda Community Library
Paul Koenen
Saluda Community Library
Teen Scene
Themed crafts and games!
Thursdays at 4pm, Grades 6-12
October 1: Nintendo Wii U
October 8: Fruit Art Contest
October 15: Nintendo Wii U
October 22: Tin Can Robots
October 29: Franken Toys - Dismember stuffed animals and mix and match different pieces
to create a new piece of art!
November 5: Nintendo Wii U
November 12: Movie Matinee "Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1"
November 19: Nintendo Wii U
Closed November 26
December 3: Nintendo Wii U
December 10: Candy Cane Art Contest
December 17: Nintendo Wii U
Closed December 24
December 31: Minecraft Party

44 W. Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773
Tel. (828) 749-2117
Mon.-Fri. 9am - 6pm
Sat. 9am - 1pm
Saluda Community Choir
Sing in the Saluda Community Choir!
Tuesdays, 7pm - 8:30pm at Old St. Matthews Church beginning Tuesday, Oct 7.

Be brave, even if you claim that you can't sing, come connect and have fun!

For more information, please contact Patricia, the director at 828-424-0017.
Saluda Church Services & Events

Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration 
The Reverend Augusta Anne Anderson, 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
NEW! Church of the Transfiguration - a bible study class is held each Tuesday morning, 11:00-12:00 and is open to the Saluda community - 72 Charles Street (behind the school).   Come and join us! 
Saluda Presbyterian
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 Fellowship Meal 5:15
Wednesday Bible Study and Youth Group 6:30pm
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
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.


Get directions by clicking here  

102 E MAIN ST SALUDA, NC 28773-7812 

(828) 749-5921
Saluda Classifieds 

Private Guitar, Voice And Violin Lessons -
I come to you. Retired from church music ministry. 20 yrs teaching private music lessons. Proud, new Saludian resident. Call Rob Herbst at 828-489-1592 or email

Number of Beauty Shops in Tryon:  8
Number of Beauty Shops in Columbus: 8
Number of Beauty Shops in Saluda: 0
Beautiful shop space, ready for the only beauty shop in town!  Special offer for the first three months.  Call Debi 828-749-9224. 

Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Relaxing, healing massages are available in the comfort of your own home, rental cabin or at your favorite B&B. My portable table can go almost anywhere! Advanced scheduling is recommended. 14 years of experience. Cassandra Nelson, Lic#7386, (828)749-3794.
Piano Lessons with Patricia!
Experienced International Music Educator-MA-- All ages/ levels. Call Patricia Roskens at 828-424-0017 or email
Art Studio for Rent in Saluda
Space available for potters, sculptors, painters, jewelers, bead/fabric artists, writers, etc. Great atmosphere, affordable rent, flexible lease, large and small work spaces available. Call Ruth at 828-749-9718
Office space available. 
Beautiful, quiet location right off Main St below Wildflour Bakery.  Private bathroom, entrance and two rooms.  Approx 530 sq.ft., $310 monthly includes water, sewage and trash pickup.  Not for residential use. 828-749-9224 (Ask for Debi or leave a message.) 

Saluda Pet Sitter.  Three years experience, responsible, references available. Will come to your home up to three times a day, feed, exercise and general care of your pet. Experience in dogs, cats, and even goats! Call Lance at 828-284-4811 or 828-284-5660.

House Sitting & Animal Care
Take your vacations without the guilt and worry. I am familiar with a variety of animals and houses. I will do my best to be available for emergencies due to family, flights, or other unforeseen doings! References are available upon request. Contact Cassandra at (828) 749-3794.
Piano lessons by experienced teacher.
Ages 4-Senior Adult.  Beginner - Advanced.  I have over 30 years experience and have excellent references. Please call Stephen Stone at 828-273-4209 or email for more information.
Need your piano tuned?
References available. 
All work comes with a money back guarantee! Call Stephen Stone at 828-273-4209 or email:
to make an appointment.
Kat's Cleaning Service Saluda, NC
Cell-828-674-6108, 828-749-4076, Professional Cleaning-Specializing in "Deep Cleaning."  This includes moving jobs from Houses that are For Sale, or Sold. Also "Spring Cleaning," etc. Will do "once a month" jobs. Please call Kathie for scheduling and to get an estimate.

Saluda Lifestyles expresses heartfelt sympathy to Saluda friends and families who have lost loved ones.

Rev. James Crowther III, 82, passed away September 9 ,2015.

Henry G Bright, Jr., 74, passed away Saturday, September 5
, 2015.
Saluda Lifestyles Marketplace

Shop online at the Saluda Lifestyles Mercantile for the following merchandise:  

Saluda Voices "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. 


dvdHome, Hearth and History: Stories of Old Saluda DVD. Proceeds will go to the Oral History Project for the next sequel.   Price:  $20.00+shipping. 


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Fall in the Mountains is "Our Time"
Our NC beaches get a lot of the interest from vacationers in the summer time, but Western NC is the place to be in the fall.  This is the time of year when all your senses are ignited by the brilliant colors, fresh clean air, blue Carolina skies, and the musky scent of earthy leaves and wood fires.

It's time to put on your sweaters and jackets against the cool crisp mornings and then toss them aside by mid day. 

Gardeners and farmers are planning for fall plants and crops and preparing the soil for next year.

Artists can be seen stationed throughout the area capturing the wonder of all of the vivid colors of scarlet red, rustic orange, and golden brown of a mountain landscape with the paints on their palettes.
Fall is Mountain Time, and for Saludians, they like to claim it as "our time."

Experts are promising that this will be a most brilliant fall so better arrange your accommodations and make your plan to visit soon. 

Click here to reserve accommodations in Saluda. 
Fall Color Information Links 
1-800-VISIT-NC (1-800-847-4862) 
The Weather Channel Fall Foliage Report The Fall Foliage Network
What's Happening in Music and Art

What's Happening at The Onion in October

New Fall Hours
Labor Day marked the end of our summer hours and seven day week. We are now closed on Wednesdays until May 1. 
Live Music in October                
Every Friday at 7:00 Fred Whiskin on piano playing blues to Brubeck.  
October 1 - Chuck Brodsky
This master of musical tales of life returns.
October 3 - Charlyhorse
Tales of the south from these modern day troubadours.
October 8 - Red Honey
A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll headed by a bluesy torch singer.
"A dirty blues roots band" new to us hold on to your hats.
October 15 - Scoot Pittman
This old friend knows how to get the cafe rocking.
Great singer/songwriter returns with a trio.
October 22 - One Leg Up
Great Gypsy jazz from our friends in Asheville.
Jump blues, jazz and swing band is back
It is always great to have this singer/songwriter and story teller with us.
October 31 -  JPQ Band
You don't want to miss the massive sound of the Hammond B3 organ in this group.

Music is scheduled by Robert Seiler.
The Purple Onion is located at 16 Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773. 828-749-1179 Click here for directions. Like us on Facebook 

green river depot GREEN RIVER BREW DEPOT
Monday through Thursday 4-9
Friday 4-10
Saturday 2-10
Sunday 3-8 
On the 2nd Tuesday of every month, we will celebrate Birthdays of the Month! On Tuesday, October 13, just show Cindy your ID, and receive a beer on the house. Bring your friends and celebrate at the Depot.
There's always something going on at the Depot. Live entertainment, potlucks, social gatherings.... spontaneous fun.   
Green River Brew Depot is located at 26 Church Street.  Please call Rima at 828-894-2242 or email for more information.Like us on Facebook

Music on Friday Nights
Music is perfect to enjoy while dining, and it keeps even the youngest enthralled! It makes us dance, inspires us to learn and just to be the best that we can be. Thank you friends for Friday night Old Timey Music! Music starts @ 7...See you there!
We are open: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11-3, lunch; Wednesday thru Saturday, 5-9, dinner; "Music on Friday Nights" at 7pm; Sunday 11-7.  
Visit us on the web at or on Facebook.
Call 828-749-5854 or email us at  Located at 40 East Main Street. Like us on Facebook
Dancers Extension
We are gearing up for the fall season at The Dancer's Extension! Please join us for adult ballet on Mondays from 6:00PM - 7:00PM. (Please note the time change to 6PM.)
No experience in ballet or special shoes necessary. Just come ready to move and stretch!

Our studio is located in Saluda, at I-26, in the Don Mintz center. Please contact the studio at 828-749-9398, email or visit our website at for more information and updated schedule.  Keep up-to-date with class changes on Like us on Facebook 
chicken house
The Old Chicken House   
In the past, the Old Chicken House has offered classes in various arts and craft activities. We're welcoming requests again for classes but we need instructors. Several activities to consider are: painting, all levels and all media; jewelry using unusual materials and techniques; knitting and/or crochet; creative writing and any other projects never offered before. No kits please. Please call Ruth for more information. Our hope is to encourage innate creativity and the satisfaction and pleasure in completing work we have created ourselves.
The Thursday morning artists' group welcomes others to join for painting and conversation. Although instruction is not the purpose, benefit can be realized by sharing and discussing work. Several of the artists currently meeting are quite proficient and helpful.    
The Old Chicken House is located at 143 Mountain Page Road (approx. one mile from the RR tracks on Greenville Street). We are open 11-5, Fri-Sat (weather permitting), and other days/times by request.  Phone 828-749-9718 and leave a message.  Visit our new website at
Fresh Paint/ A Plein Air Experience; Oct. 22-24
Jim Carson, Saluda artist, will offer a painting workshop, "Fresh Paint/ A Plein Air Experience", on Thursday - Saturday, Oct 22-24, in Saluda. This outdoor painting workshop will provide an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful colors and fresh air of a Western North Carolina Fall, while addressing the painting fundamentals of value, design, and temperature variety. There will also be an emphasis on bold and spontaneous brushwork.
Participants will meet each morning at Jim's studio, and motorcade to that day's painting location. All locations will be easily accessible by car.
There will be a demonstration and lecture by Jim on Thursday morning, lots of one on one easel time, and a general critique of the day's work at the end of each day. The workshop price, $350, includes a tasty lunch brought to the site each day by the Saluda Grade Café, and wine at the first day's critique.

The workshop is open to all levels, from beginners to advanced.

In the event of rain or cold, there is ample room to set up and paint in Jim's studio.

A list of needed supplies, as well as other information, will be furnished after registration.
Jim is also giving a two day workshop through Glynn Visual Arts Center in St. Simons, Ga., on Oct 16-17, and a two day workshop in Dataw Island, S.C. on Nov. 12-13. Jim will demonstrate an oil landscape for the Asheville Urban Landscape Project, in Asheville, on Oct. 20.

For more information, contact Jim at 828-749-3702,, or visit

We're 30, Come Celebrate with us!
Our 6th annual participation in the national celebration of handmade American craft begins October 2 and continues through October 11.

Please join us for a special exhibit - "American Craft Serves Beautifully" focusing on serving pieces in glass, pottery, wood and mixed metals. We will open this show with a reception on Saturday, October 3rd, 4-6 pm. We are not only celebrating American Craft Week but the 30th anniversary of Heartwood's opening. Since 1985 we have sought the best in American Craft and represented hundreds of artisans creating work in all mediums in studios across the country. It has been a privilege to serve it up beautifully to you for 30 years, and we are still doing what we love because you have loved it, too.

Heartwood Gallery is located at 21 E Main St., Saluda, 828-749-9365. Email  Visit our website or Like us on Facebook

Bill Jameson Workshops
The October "Fall on the Blue Ridge" is full, but we are wait listing folks who may still be able to attend! Please call 828-749-3101 or email for the October or 2016 workshop opportunities.

For more information please visit or call 828-749-3101.

Artist Dale McEntire will be exhibiting at Tryon Painters and Sculptors from Sept 18-Oct 31, 2015. Dale will also be the featured artist at the Saluda History Depot in October with an opening reception on October 10 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. 
Dale McEntire's "Summer Lapis," Oil on Canvas, 48" x 64"

After many years of focusing on ceramic jewelry, Earthenpryde Creations is introducing
Sewing Buttons into their regular inventory, beginning Saturday, October 10, from 10am to 4pm, during the Nostalgia Courtyard Artist's Autumn Fair, in Saluda, NC (located in front of Saluda's Wildflour Bake Shop and Meanwhile: Wine , Beer, and Specialty Foods). These locally handcrafted buttons are a unique adornment for any knitted, crocheted, spun, or sewn project. Artist Pride Carson, will be there to show you all the new designs and will also have her ever popular Shawl-Pins on hand!
In addition, many other artists will be showing their wares during the Fair - all conveniently located in front of Saluda's Wildflour Bake Shop and Meanwhile: Wine , Beer, and Specialty Foods where you can get treats and lunch! 
Artists Autumn Fair

daleDale McEntire Exhibits at Saluda Historic Depot - Opening Reception October 10
The Saluda Historic Depot will be dancing in color and light in October when Saluda artist, Dale McEntire, exhibits his whimsical and abstract impressions of nature. The exhibit will open Saturday, October 10 with an opening reception at 6:30pm to 8:30pm and run through October 31, 2015. The Saluda Historic Depot is at 32 Main Street, Saluda, NC, 28773.

"The Saluda Depot is an important architectural example of Saluda's history and community, and I am pleased to be able to assist with the committee's efforts to preserve it," says Dale about his exhibit.
A native of Western North Carolina, Dale has been involved in the visual arts since his training at Mercer University and has continued to evolve as an artist through private studies in the U.S. and Europe and training at Penland School of Craft.  His interest in the spiritual essence of nature can be seen in his use of color and form.  Dale produces both oil and pastel paintings and sculpture (stone, steel, glass, bronze) out of his studio in Saluda, North Carolina.  He is represented by galleries in Western North Carolina and the Southeast, and for the past several years has been selected to participate in public art events and outdoor sculpture shows.  Dale is a member of Mountain Sculptors in Asheville, N.C and Tri-State Sculptors.  He teaches painting at Isothermal Community College. 
You can learn more about Dale and see his work at his website

About the Depot
The depot sits on historic Main Street at the crest of the steepest mainline standard gauge railroad in the United States.  The depot building is a contributing structure on the National Register of Historic Places in the listing for the Saluda Main Street Historic District.    
The preview museum contains - among other historic artifacts - lanterns, a mail catcher from a mail car and an original waiting room bench as well as old photographs and a model train display. A retail shop has also been opened in the depot where t-shirts, wood carved trains, prints, books, DVDs and other items are available.

For more information about fundraising efforts and calls for donations and volunteers, visit Details and photos may also be found at Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Mysteries of Count Dracula Told in Saluda
October 3 and 31
BRAM STOKER'S Great Grand Nephew, Dacre Stoker will be making two appearances in Saluda, NC, October 3 and October 31 at the Historic Depot. On Oct 3 Dacre will be delivering his very special Multi-Media Presentation entitled: "STOKER on STOKER, The Mysteries Behind the Writing of Dracula." This informative and compelling Presentation weaves together details of the history of "Dracula" with Stoker family history, reflecting on Bram's life in Dublin, London and his infamous summer holiday in Whitby.  A collection of Dacre's slides will delve into the back-stories, origins and mysteries of Bram's writing of his world famous novel.
On Saturday October 31 at 1:00pm visitors can meet Dacre; he will sell copies of his books and sign autographs. Dacre will make an encore presentation about the writing of Dracula. In addition, he will do another presentation from 3:30-4:30pm about his recent tours to Transylvania, focusing on the life of the real Vlad Dracula, lll and the origins of the vampire in history and mythology.
Dacre, lecturer, author and film-maker, has co-edited (with Professor Elizabeth Miller) "The Lost Journal of Bram Stoker - The Dublin Years" (Robson press 2012), and has contributed to John Edgar Browning's "Bram Stoker's Forgotten Writings." He co-authored a sequel to the novel "Dracula," named "Dracula The Un-dead" (Dutton 2009) (which sold approximately one million copies worldwide as it had been translated into 22 different languages). Dacre is a sportsman who coached the Canadian Olympic Team in Modern Pentathlon for the 1988 Seoul Olympics and is a Court Tennis teaching professional. He has also been a teacher at an international independent college in Ontario, Canada.
His wife, Jenne Stoker, and their two children live in Aiken, SC. The Stoker's also have had a seasonal home in Saluda, NC since 1995.
Stoker's multimedia presentation "Stoker on Stoker" will be at the Saluda Historic Depot at 6:30pm, Saturday, October 3. Tickets are $20/person and include heavy hors d'oeuvres and libations. Tickets are $20 on Saturday, October 31 for both presentations "Stoker on Stoker" as well as "Transylvania, Vlad Dracula, lll and the Origins of Vampires in History and Mythology."
Tickets will be on sale starting September 15 and reservations can be made by calling 828-749-2321 and available at Thompson's Store, Saluda Historic Depot, or Cathy Jackson Realty. Books, Dracula t-shirts, and posters will be available for sale. Proceeds from the event will go toward the fundraising efforts to purchase the train depot. "Stoker on Stoker" will kick off a spooky month of events at the depot.
Top of the Grade Concerts Encore
Fall Concert with Super 60's

Saludians are reluctant to give up on their outdoor concerts at the Top of the Grade at McCreery Park in Saluda and have organized an encore concert for Friday, October 9, 2015, 6pm to 8pm.  
Playing at this encore event will be The Super 60's, a musical retrospective of one of America's most turbulent periods, including the joy and celebration of Woodstock, the enigma of Vietnam, the tragic loss of the Kennedy's, and man landing on the moon.   This was a period of time in which so much was happening, so fast, that those of us who lived through it sometimes wonder how we made it. Their music will bring back the feeling and memories of those days-not only through music, but also through their visual techniques that were relevant in that period.
So turn on your lava lamp, light some incense, throw on your bell bottoms, slip on your tie-dye shirt, put on your dancing shoes, and take a trip with The Super 60's in Saluda at Top of the Grade at McCreery Park in October.
Performance will be held on the Ella Grace Mintz stage from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at McCreery Park. Bring your chairs or blankets, food and coolers, and wine and beer permitted in the park area only. Event is rain or shine, and concerts will move to the Pavilion if it is raining. The events are free to the public, but a suggested donation of $5 is appreciated and tax deductible. 
totg The Top of the Grade concerts are organized by the Saluda Downtown Foundation promotions team to carry out the vision of Saluda becoming a four season destination for both local residents and visitors.
For more information about the concerts, please contact Cathy Jackson at 828-817-2876 or or Judy Ward at or 828-749-2321. 
Saluda Train Tales
Saluda Historic Depot October 16 

What happened up and down the Saluda Grade?
Larry Morton, president of the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club, will fascinate his audience by telling stories of what it took to take a train up and down the Saluda grade during his presentation at the Saluda Historic Depot on October 16, 2015 at 7pm. He will tell about the wrecks that occurred on the grade and what Southern Railway did to cut down on the cost both in dollars and in human injury and loss of life.

"I am honored to be asked to do a presentation at Saluda Train Tales. As the representative of the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club in Hendersonville, I am enjoying watching the progress being made in turning your depot into a railroad museum. You have something here that is very unique in railroading and you should use the story of the Saluda Grade as a magnet to draw folks into town. I am looking forward to our club's relationship with your town and the depot project," expressed Larry.

As a young lad, I became fascinated with toy trains and then model railroads. This continued into my teenage years, but once I entered college the interest waned. It wasn't until my retirement in 2000 that I seriously pursued the hobby again. When I relocated from New York to Hendersonville and discovered the club in the Hendersonville depot, I was really hooked. Through this club I became involved in the project in the Heritage Museum in Hendersonville and designed and managed the construction of the "Coming of the Railroad" project that opened three years ago in the Henderson County Courthouse on Main Street in Hendersonville.

Saluda Train Tales is a free monthly event to educate the community of the importance of Saluda's railroad history and the Saluda Grade. These events are at the Saluda Historic Depot, 32 W Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773.

Saluda Train Tales
Saluda Historic Depot
October 16, 2015 at 7pm
Free Admission 
Saluda Scoop

The latest news and the unusual offerings provided by Saluda shops, restaurants, accommodations, outdoor recreation, artists, craftspeople, and service providers.   
Affordable Golf Carts of Saluda - Sales & Rentals
Now offering golf carts for rental. Rental Rates are:
1 Hour - $20
˝ Day - $45
Full Day - $75
3 Day - $200
1 Week (7 days) - $385
Located at W Main Street, Saluda at Duck Alley. For reservations and information please call 828-674-5752 or 828-490-5127.

The Benke/Miller On Main is having a sale! As items sell, others will be reduced, so come in often.
50% off many select items - all in good condition - no "cast-offs"
25% off select decorative pillows - great to freshen up the porch for fall
20% off all jewelry - sterling, some with stones, costume
In October we will begin carrying lamp shades, so bring your lamps in for a perfect fit.
We are located behind the patio area of The Purple Onion, across from Spring Park (back of police station), 30 Church St. (former location of ESP Pottery). We keep "Saluda Hours." Hope to see you soon!
Property Caretaking Services
Licensed & Insured ~ References Available
A picture is worth a thousand words, and pictures are part of our Property Caretaking Services.  Photos sent with reports allow property owners to see first hand what work needs to be done and the progress of work already started.  Our customers tell us the photos are a huge help as they can make decisions and give instructions about work without making a long drive or flight.
Let Meanwhile, Back in Saluda take the worries out of Property Caretaking for your Saluda property. Thirteen Years Experience in Saluda! Our specialty is the out-of-town property owner.  Services include: Door and window checks, lawn and yard maintenance, handyman services, pet sitting, errands, garden care, plant sitting, mail and package pick up, pre-arrival maintenance and clean up after departure, supervise other workers, photos of work-in-progress, and we can arrange the services of others (such as electrical and plumbing work).  Rates & References available by request. Visit our Meanwhile, Back in Saluda Store Front next door to Wildflour Bakery for more information or contact us at the email or phone number below.  
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Phone:  828-749-2480   
A note from Amy
We are each a story, a history.              Listen, listen
Guide, spook, ensnare, murmur, tear &         tale as of old.
We create beautiful things together at Kniticality. Join us; you are welcome here. In October, our stories make our knitting; register now for:  Orient Express Collar and Cowl, Socks +: Toe-Up Magic Loop and more! Special Events like: An evening of stories with Frankie S. Adkins
Kniticality, 55 Robin Lane, Saluda NC 28773 Monday-Saturday 10am to 5pm. Website, and the Kniticality Facebook page.
Now that Fall is officially here, there is a slight indication of the season in our foliage. You can show off these fall colors by wearing our new fall collection at the Dressing Room Etc. 

Choose from an assortment of colorful hats and scarves for the season that are perfect for the cooler fall days to top off your fall look.
Need a gift for a baby shower or that special baby, check out the adorable hand knitted baby clothes by Ingrid.

Visit our website to see our line of clothing.Like us on Facebook

US made clothing.

Looking forward, Irmy 
THE DRESSING ROOM ETC., located at 141 East Main Street in Saluda.  Phone is 828-749-9555.

Crust & Kettle Eatery
Many thanks for all the prayers, helping hands, and good wishes that have been pouring in since Nannie Sue's stroke and Doris's  accident. The Eatery is back to full staff with a new head cook and a pastry intern. Same great food plus some new goodies . So come by and meet the staff.
Monday thru Saturday 7 am - 3 pm, Wed Morning Hot Bar Breakfast, Everyday "dream " Breakfast.
Mark your calendar with these special events:
Oct 12 Monday night, date night
Oct 24 Yard Sale 8am-2pm
Oct 26 Golf Night 6pm
Oct 27  Q & A Cruise Night 6pm
For more information, please call 828-749-3503. Located at 1487 Ozone, Saluda, NC.
Somewhere In Time
As you stroll down Main Street Saluda, stop in to Somewhere In Time and have a cup of Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino or Coffee in assorted flavors to get you in the mood for the changing of the seasons. We also have several varieties of hot chocolate. We have received a new shipment of fall scarves, jewelry and women's apparel.

So come on by Somewhere in Time where we feature nostalgic tins and candy, antiques, linens, furniture, jewelry and fashion accessories, gourmet food items, and garden and home decor. Visit our Ice Cream Parlor, the place where old-time memories are made every day.
Located at 70 East Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773 828-749-1514.
M. A. Pace General Store
Step back into time and visit M. A. Pace General Store. We have all your "Fall Favorites" from apple and pumpkin butter, jams and jelly. We also have a large variety of hardware, plumbing, nails, screws, caulking ,oil lamps and parts, and more.
Visiting us is like taking a trip back in time when life was much simpler.
Open Monday thru Saturday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00- 5:00 PM
Located at 60 East Main Street, Saluda, N C 28773 828-749-2401.

Happy Fall Ya'll!  We've had a great summer at Sweet Earth Mountain and have added even more merchandise gearing up for October.  People are amazed at how much we can fit into our little space.  For those of you who still haven't ventured in, we have art, pottery, glassware, furniture, all types of home décor, books, collectibles, metalware, kitchenware, consigned boutique clothing for both women and children.  We are a resale (my hobby/side business gone berserk), consignment (we have 10 or so eclectic consignors, all prices and styles) and thrift (folks can and have donated to our 8 charities or mix of all). Saluda Community Land Trust is leading thanks to some nice donations by Betsy Burdett.  Charities include Saluda Community Land Trust, Greyhound Alliance (2nd place), Wounded Warriors, Southern Pride Search Dogs (Saluda based), St. Jude's Children Hospital, Saluda Fire Dept., Foothills Humane Society, and newly added Hospice.  Consignment and Thrift. These are a 50/50% split (as I am responsible for all expenses).
We have met so many nice folks, both locals and out of towners, and look forward to meeting you and your friends.  Thank you for supporting small business!

Like us on Facebook and check out the new shop pictures.
Located 160 W Main St, across the bridge on Hwy 176 across from Green River BBQ. 
The Orchard Inn & Newman's Restaurant
We're open for dinner every Thursday - Saturday evenings, Brunch on Sundays and breakfast every day. The menu changes weekly and is always posted on our web-site every Monday. Call us at 828-749-5471 to reserve a table in Newman's Restaurant where every seat has an awesome view of the surrounding mountains, and where dining is an experience.
For reservations call 828-749-5471. 
Visit the Orchard Inn at They are located on Highway 176, Saluda, NC. 
Click here for directions.

The Oaks Summertime The Oaks Bed & Breakfast
Have you ever considered a family reunion or get-together? Well, The Oaks Bed and Breakfast has just made it a whole lot easier!
The Oaks Bed and Breakfast is now a member of VRBO (Vacation Rentals By Owner) and can open this fine Victorian home, with its six-beautifully appointed guest rooms, each with full-private bath, to you and your family for a drastically reduced rate. This opportunity includes use of the entire property - from the beautiful commercial kitchen, to the expansive library, parlor and dining room with all their fireplaces and antiquity.  

This glorious home puts you within a two block stroll to Main Street and all the fascination of historic Saluda, NC. Fabulous shops, restaurants, galleries and pubs will keep your group entertained, while the children play in the park.
All top quality towels and bed linen are included. Select your dates and invite your family and friends for an UNFORGETTABLE time in the mountains. More details can be found at or by contacting The Oaks Bed and Breakfast.
Welcome from your Hosts,
Dale and Donna Potruski
The Oaks Bed and Breakfast, 339 Greenville St., Saluda, NC, 828.759.2000
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thompsonsHistoric Thompson's Store & Ward's Grill
and Historic Boarding House Venue

(Thompson's Store est. 1890, Ward's Grill est. 1960)
Thompson Store and Ward's Grill: oldest grocery store in NC for 125 years and Ward's grill serving you for 55 years.
Fall is in the air and we love the times when it is a little cooler and the leaves are changing.  Come in the Grill and enjoy a great hot breakfast or wait for a good old timey lunch.
In the Grill
The girls in the grill are happy to see you and Samantha is always cooking up something extra and good in the Grill.  The ladies always will have a fruit cobbler or hot chocolate brownies to end your meal with the best dessert.  Remember we honor our Veteran's on October 15, 7am to 10am with a Free Breakfast. 
In the Store
We are busy making take home dinners for you.  Nothing better than a Chicken Pot Pie, Beef Pot Pie, Beef Stew or Beef Stroganoff, Homemade Soups and Sam's Delicious Chicken Salad.  We will still have Rotisserie Chicken and the best steaks, ground beef and Charlie's Sage Sausage in town.  We will be open during the month of October on Sunday's from 11 to 4.

Remember to Shop Local and to try us First.  We are bringing in more local items so come by and check out: Warhorse Cleaning Soap, Hand Soap, Body Wash & Pet Soap.
Historic Thompson Store, open Monday-Thursday, 8am to 5:30pm; Friday and Saturday, open to 6pm; Sunday 11am-4pm. 
Ward's Grill, open Monday-Friday, 7am to 3pm, 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.Like us on Facebook

Green River BBQ
Green River BBQ
Now that we have a brand new kitchen, we will begin our new fall menu with many new items! We are smoking Italian sausage and also smoking thick slabs of beef bologna as an appetizer or on a sandwich. A Beer Cheese Dip with a hot salty pretzel!  We have added new Burgers to the menu that will knock your socks off! Many new sandwiches also!
We have increased the number of items on our Small Plates Menu and many of those items will be $2.00 off Monday-Thursday!
New sides and great vegetables like dirty rice, baked sweet potato, baked apples and many others have been added to the menu. 
This is our biggest menu change ever! 
The fall and winter draft beers are arriving. We are carrying Porter's, Octoberfest's and many local seasonal selections.

Come enjoy our patio! Bring your inner artist and create a masterpiece on your picnic table! We have a wine barrel fire pit that you can sit or stand around and soon you will be able to watch your favorite game on one of our large screens TV's.  Even one on the patio! Come join us!

We look forward to our Fall visitors.

Our Hours:
Monday's 11am-8PM
Tuesday-Saturday 11am-9pm 
Patio open late on Friday and Saturdays
Sunday's Noon-8pm
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! Like us on Facebook 
Green River BBQ is located at 131 Highway 176 West. Click here for directions.    
Wildflour Bakery    
October brings extended hours to Wildflour.  We will now be open Mon., Wed., Thur., Fri. & Sat....8am - 3pm. Sunday  9am - 3pm. (Closed only on Tuesday).  We are also now open for Pizza on Wednesday and Friday nights, 5pm - 8pm.   
October 10 we will host our 6th annual Autumn Art Fair in the Nostalgia Parking Lot.  All of our vendor spots have been reserved and you will love seeing what this talented group of local artists have to sell. There is leather, pottery, painting, sewing, jewelry of all kinds, wood working, carving, bird feeders, bookmarks, ornaments and more!  This is the perfect opportunity to support some very local, small businesses and get a jump start on holiday shopping with unique, one of a kind items for everyone.
While you are checking out our Facebook page or website, you can sign up for our newsletter.  It's a great way to make sure you don't miss any of the specials and happenings at Wildflour.
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Wildflour Bake Shop  828-749-3356 
Wildflour Bakery  828-749-9224 
Check us out online at for daily specials or use the good ol' fashion way...828-749-3356.   Keep up with specials on Like us on Facebook
Meanwhile, Back in Saluda's Local Market
Largest selection of locally made specialty foods in the area and over 50 local craft beers available as singles, locally made arts and crafts including student fundraiser crafts by Ashebots Robotics, and Bordeaux Family & Eleanor Irene School.  Look for Wildflour Bake Shop's Vegetarian Lasagna and Chicken Pot Pie in our freezer section and meats from Hickory Nut Gap, Bradley Farm & Sunburst Trout. Find local butter, cheeses, hot sauces, pickles and more - all locally produced! We have Wildflour Bake Shop's bread, pastries and snacks after 3 PM when they close for the day.
SALE! Look for specials in every area of the shop during October as we get ready for the holidays.
October 10, 2015 Artist's Autumn Fair  
10 AM till 4 PM 
Music by Hog Town Squealers!  Join us at Nostalgia Courtyard! Get started on holiday shopping, enjoy good music and meet your friends for a fun filled day.
October 17, 2015:  When Cappy Met Sallie!  Come Have What They're Having!
12 noon till 6 PM 
Join us at Meanwhile, Back in Saluda for Southern Cooking and Southern Storytelling.  Local Author Cappy Hall Rearick will be there to sign her newest book "50 Shades of Southern" and Sallie Dent Porth of Sallie's Greatest Jams will serve up mimosas made with her famous fruit and herb syrups.  Perfect for holiday tables and gift giving.  Southern Books and Southern Foods!  
October NEW Hours:
Open 10 AM till 6:00  PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Open 10 AM till 9:30 PM Wednesday and Friday during Wildflour Bake Shop's Pizza Nights
Call us (749-9463) and we will stay later or meet you earlier.
Shop local and support locally owned businesses and products!

Meanwhile is located next to Wildflour Bake Shop and The Gardener's Cottage in Nostalgia Courtyard. 
171 East Main Street, Saluda, NC 
Wine Shop Phone:   828-749-9463
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Random Arts & Apparel 
We are celebrating 20 years of business in Saluda!  We send a gracious and BIG "thank you" to all of our long time and returning customers, and to new friendships in business, being formed in the moment. It has been a whirlwind of creativity and the fusion of kindred spirits that has been formed is truly a mark of gratitude. YOU are part of our motto "it takes a village."
This month Random Arts is hosting an extremely talented and well known artist from Nottingham, England UK, Gillian Lee Smith. She will be here for 2 full weeks of workshops and the attendees have come from as far away as California, New Mexico, Michigan, Florida and everywhere in between. We are so excited that she chose Random Arts as her first ever US teaching event. Primarily she teaches in her home country of Scotland and in and around Nottingham, England. Stop by and meet the artist From Oct. 8 through Oct 19 and be one of the very few who will see her work right here in Saluda, NC USA.
Our Random Arts "Boutique" is bursting at the seams with new fall and winter women's wear including one of a kind alpaca scarves created in Peru. To go along with a unique scarf, find the artisan style of comfy and casual jackets and coats that can be worn even on the coldest of days or on a brisk and windy, autumn jaunt to the post office.  Colorful tunics still top the chart on "who's wearing what" in and around town, paired with soft, warm leggings and an artsy scarf or two.
Serving our customers is what we do best and our team is committed to assisting you in choosing the right outfit for the right or updated look for a new season.
Coloring Books are here! Every size, shape and design,  along with colored pencils and sets of markers. There's a run on printing presses, a scramble for paper, reported shortages of coloring pencils. Adults across the globe are suddenly going crazy over "coloring books." How about one that folds out with an entire city scape of London? or Paris? We are head over heels about botanicals, geometrics, skyscapes and especially the Secret Garden by  Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford or the one that has us reordering over and over again... Mindfulness Coloring Book, Anti-Stress Art Therapy for Busy People. Some psychologists say the simple act of staying in the lines can help reduce stress and enhance focus and creativity.  We have helped our customers choose coloring books to send to a friend in a hospital and to someone else who is suffering from a terminal disease. It's a return to childhood memories that helps de-stress the mind and body.
You will find us at the corner of Ozone and Louisiana and we are open Tuesday - Saturday 10am till 5pm through the month of October. 828-749-1165, email:
Please like us on Facebook or find us online.  Located at 481 Louisiana Ave @ Ozone Email:  
We're a 93 year old bank with a brand new name!
Macon Bank is changing our name on October 1. We will also roll out a new logo and website. But, we're still the same local, independent bank that opened for business in 1922. The same faces will be in the same places.
We are growing.
We have already opened offices in Greenville,SC and plan to open other offices in Upstate South Carolina, and other western and central North Carolina counties.

Get more information by visiting our Saluda office conveniently located at 108 East Main Street. Or, you are welcome to visit any of the bank's 11 offices or go online at Full details, including rates, terms and disclosures are available at any Macon Bank office.
108 East Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773
P: 828-749-2550   

Book Launches in October
Cappy Rearick
When Cappy Met Sallie
(Come Have What They're Having!)Author Cappy Hall Rearick and Specialty Cook, Sallie Dent Porth.
Sample southern cooking and southern storytelling:

October 17, 2015, From One to Five O'clock, Meanwhile Back In Saluda, 171 East Main Street, Saluda, NC, 828-749-9463.
Stop by Meanwhile Back in Saluda to sample Sallie's greatest jams, jellies, syrups, gifts, and Cappy's book, "50 Shades Of Southern."

Mary Ann's famous mimosas will be served. Y'all come!

My family has had a home on Henderson Street in Saluda for five generations. It was first built by my grandmother's (Evelyn Waddill) father so they could escape the heat of Georgia to the cool summer air in Saluda. My mother,  Mary Toombs Waddill, was born in the front room of the house and I visited every summer as a girl. (Johnny Waddill was my uncle.) 
I'm an author now and am coming to the area to do several book events. I would love to see fellow Saludians! Here are the details and hope to see you there.
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7-8 p.m., Malaprops Bookstore, Asheville
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 7-8 p.m., Hub City Bookshop, Spartanburg, 186 W. Main St.
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2-3 p.m., Fiction Addiction, Literary Ladies Panel
New Book by Ken Webb
Book Launch at Depot October 17
High Beams On Bumpy Roads, a collection of automotive tales by Ken Webb, is now available in both print and ebook editions.
A veteran of two diverse careers--journalism and retail car sales--Webb draws on both in his new book that is a laugh-out-loud ride on his personal automotive highway. His stories begin when a 1949 pedal car that is delivered by a one-armed man, stops at a girlfriend's house where his Dodge disappears, then picks up speed on a South Carolina coastal road where his new BMW tangles with a Mercedes-Benz SL. The stories end twenty tales later beside an abandoned Ford deep in the mountain woods of North Carolina.

Webb will launch his latest work with a book signing at the Saluda Historic Depot on Main Street in Saluda, NC, Saturday, October 17 from 4:30 p.m.until 6:30 p.m. "Everyone is welcome," Webb said, "including folks with old cars and old tales about the cars in their lives. And, of course, truthfulness is optional!" The new book will be available, along with his first novel, Mr. Carter's Sword, which has received 5-star reviews from Amazon Books readers since its publication in late 2013.
"I saw short stories as a break from writing a long novel," Webb said, "but never thought about a book on cars. My stories are really about relationships with cars as characters." He credits friend and writer of twenty books, Scott Derks, with the idea. "Scott read some stories I'd been working on which included a few about cars. He asked me how many car stories I had, and I smiled and asked him how many did he want." Webb said it was then that Derks suggested a collection of car stories.
With just a few stories written, Webb rekindled memories of family car tales, stories from his teenage years, and some he had collected from the newspaper business and later the automobile industry. " I didn't realize how many stories I had, many of which I'd been simply telling over the years," he said. "After all, I'm a storyteller first." A twenty-story collection was the result.
Then Webb got the idea that illustrations--pen and ink drawings in particular--would add a lot to the book but wanted more than just pictures of cars. He turned to Dorrie McKinley, an artist in Saluda, NC, to handle the illustrations. "Dorrie got excited about the project," Webb said, "and blended a lot of research with her funky, free-spirited style to produce what we were looking for."
Webb's first novel, Mr. Carter's Sword, a story of honor and retribution, is rooted in the Vietnam War, but set in the present day American South. Emotions explode when aging Army Rangers discover the truth about a wartime mission that has haunted them for decades. Both books are available as ebooks or in print at
Born in Columbia, Webb grew up as a preacher's son in South Carolina. He earned a journalism degree and worked for several newspapers including The State. In a career shift, he worked in the automobile business but has continued to write and collect stories. He spends his time in Saluda and Columbia, SC.

Mountain Valley Farms
We are loving the cooler weather and so are the animals! We are so excited to tell you that we have pork! Listed below is our information and price list for pork. Boston butt and Picnic Roast are on sale this week for $6.49 a pound. We are also taking reservations for a whole or a half of a pig that will be $3.50 per pound hanging weight.

Slicing/seasoning/linking may be an additional charge. Ask for details. Also, we have whole chickens available right now. We will be processing our last batch of the season in a week or two. Stock up on chicken for the winter!
 All pork is:
-pasture raised
-antibiotic free
-no added hormones or steroids
-all vegetarian diet with NO slop
Bacon (side meat/pork belly): $8.99 per lb
- fresh, market style
- Not cured or smoked
- skinless
- baked, cooked in pan, added to other dishes
**use your favorite braise for a succulent meal; may add water when cooking. Can be smoked or cured at home (check internet for directions).
Fillet (boneless tenderloin): $12.99 per lb
-Most tender portion of our pastured pigs (filet mignon of pork)
-Can be grilled or roasted
Boston Butt (upper shoulder): $6.99 per lb
-pulled pork, smoking, roasting, crock pot
-great for family events/ parties/ sporting events
Shoulder (picnic roast): $6.99 lb
- same as Boston Butts
- from lower portion of the shoulder
Mild/Hot Breakfast Sausage (country sausage): $6.25 per lb
-great for pan searing or baking
-can be added to casseroles and many other entrees
Bone-In Chops (Pork Chops): $7.99 per lb
- great for baking, frying, grilling
- bone-in adds flavor to the meat
Boneless Chops: $8.99 per lb
- great for baking, grilling, frying
- quick and easy meal
Boneless Ham (Roast): $6.99 per lb
-not smoked or cured
-great for Sunday dinner or special occasions
-use internet for recipes
Link Sausages: $8.49 per lb (**Chorizo is $8.99 per lb**)
-great for parties, family events, sporting events
-easy to cook
-perfect for breakfast, grilling, or adding to your favorite dish
**Chorizo is a sweet and spicy sausage** (must be cooked)
Baby Back Ribs: $7.50 per lb
-smoke, grill, oven, bbq
-check for membrane or skin on concave side; if present us a butter knife to remove it
Spare Ribs/St. Louis Style Ribs: $6.75 per lb
-thick, meaty ribs
-smoke, bbq, grill, slow cook
-check for membrane or skin on concave side; if present us a butter knife to remove it
Fat-Back: $2.50 per lb
-Use for cooking or seasoning
-Render your own lard
Firewood and manure compost for sale!    
Come visit us Thursdays in Flat Rock 3-6, Fridays in Saluda 4:30-6:30, Saturdays in Columbus from 8-12 or call to come to the farm. 

We hope you were able to read our article in the Tryon Daily Bulletin. We can't thank you enough for all of the support! 
Aaron and Nicole Bradley, Bradley Farm, 4455 Howard Gap Rd., Saluda, NC 28773
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Bicycle Rides Near and Around Saluda
Fall is a popular time for getting outdoors and cycling through the beautiful mountain roads around Saluda. Here are a couple of rides that you may see bicyclists coming through Saluda so be sure to share the road and practice safe driving etiquette.
Tour de Leaves, Sunday, October 13.
Tour de Leaves Grande
This ride was created for the hardy rider who loves the challenges of bicycle tours in mountain terrain.  
Tour de Leaves Lite
This ride was designed to give the weekend rider a glimpse of the beauties of Polk County during the colorful Fall season. 
Tour de Leaves Family
This ride was created purely for families to have fun together and enjoy the Fall colors. 
Hincapie Gran Fondo - October 24, 2015. The Gran route is epic climbs including the infamous Skyuka Mountain KOM, switchbacks on Green River Cove, and a challenging descent down Howard's Gap.

Visit this website to see bicycle routes in our area.
Volunteers Needed for Book Sale
Polk County Public Library
The fall edition of the semi-annual Friends of the Polk County Public Library book sale is quickly approaching! The Friends of the Library need volunteers to assist from October 12-19. If interested, please contact Liz Easley, Vice President, at or 828-894-2569.
The book sale will be open to the public from October 15-17, with a special preview sale for Friends of the Library members on October 14. Volunteers are needed to help set up from October 12-14 by unpacking books and sorting them by genre. During the sale, volunteers are needed to help people find books, answer pricing questions, and complete sales transactions. The book sale will be packed up on October 19 and volunteers are needed to box materials. No heavy lifting is required.
All proceeds from the book sale are used by the Friends of the Library to support Polk County Public Library through projects such as contributing to the children's Summer Reading Program and other events, sponsoring development opportunities for the library staff, holding appreciation events for the library volunteers, and planning free programs and speakers of general interest for the community.
The Friends of the Library welcome new members so they can expand the assistance they provide to Polk County Public Library. Please join the organization to celebrate and enhance reading and literacy in our community. You can support library programs, participate in book clubs, and help with book sales and get a sneak preview! Anyone may join FOPCPL at a cost of $10 for individuals, $15 for family membership, and $100 for life membership. Membership forms are available at the libraries or you can download a copy at
Polk County Public Library has a Main Library in Columbus and a branch in Saluda, as well as outreach services. PCPL offers books, movies, music, audiobooks, and downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, as well as public computers and wireless internet access. To learn more, visit
Saluda Faces
Will Nelson

Saluda Faces recognizes Saluda citizens that you may see often and wonder who they are, what they do, and why they live or work in Saluda. If you would like to refer someone for Saluda Faces, please email    
Growing up in Columbia, SC in the area around the state capital, William Shannon Nelson, II who goes by "Will" attended school in Columbia before he entered the University of South Carolina. He became a lawyer specializing in commercial real estate law.  His dad was from Columbia and mother from Edgefield, SC which is in the upcountry on the Savannah River, and he has two sisters who have roots in Saluda as well.
Will's family has been coming to Western North Carolina for about 140 years. His great grandfather used to come to the area around 1889 to escape the heat by taking the train to Asheville. His grandparents stayed mostly near Cashiers at the High Hampton Inn. Will's parents found Saluda an attractive alternative to traveling into the Asheville, Fletcher, and Arden areas through the summer. Will bought his home on Shand St. in 1972, buying property from the Shand family where the area gets its name. The Shand's were one of the organizers of the Transfiguration Church.
Many people that know Will, knew he had recently taken a hiking trip to Alaska and wanted to know more about his trip.  
His son, William, started going to Aliaska (now spelled Alaska) one summer while still in college. Will went with him after his son had made several hikes. In 1994, Will and his wife did their first trip together and hiked near the trail that he frequents now. He has made more than six trips back since then.
The Russians started the Aliaska Fur Company near the capital, Sitka. They started the trading route with the natives called the Tlingit and the trail is in Southeast Alaska. It is called the Chilkoot Trail and originally it was an old trading route. It starts at sea level for the first 15 miles. After that it goes above the tree line and is a total of 33 miles long. After the trail crests, it goes into the Canadian side and heads toward the Yukon. It was well used after the gold rush in that area.
To prepare, Will exercised regularly. He used weight training and walked 3 miles a day. When asked if it was strenuous, he said it was very much both a mental and physical strain. Fortunately he had a companion this time; and in the past, he has taken youth sponsored by the Greenville YMCA on trips. They have stopped doing it in order to concentrate more on local activities but he has taken up to eleven campers as late as 2003.
The Canadian government organizes and forms the hikes into a "trail family" of up to 50 people per day. In this last hike, ages ranged from 13 to around 77. Not all 50 or so people camp at the same place. They hike at their own rate and camp as needed in whatever group they are at the time. The trail is swept by both U.S. Rangers on the upward slope and Canadian Mounties on the downward slope. The rangers hike to the crest of each side looking for people that might need help or assistance.
The hikers try to get to the campsite early because they are tired, ready to sit and rest. The first thing that must be done is to put all food in metal "bear boxes" to prevent bears from getting to the food. Then it's time to start cooking and then early to bed.

Being tired and wet, hikers make a bee line for the "warming hut" to sit and rest. It's a place to get out of the weather and compare notes with other hikers. It's always a wonderful feeling to share your experience with other hikers and the events of the day.
A high point of the hike is climbing the Long Hill, approximately 3 miles in length, to a place called "The Scales". Then there is a climb of about 600 vertical feet, being at an angle of 45 degrees. This goes through Chilkoot Pass itself, which is the Canadian border. After cresting the pass, it's four miles to "Happy Camp," so named because everyone is glad to get there!
After the camp, there were two days of hiking to Bennett, British Columbia. At Bennett the railroad people serve a hot meal waiting for the hikers at the station, and it's nice to have someone cook for you after 4 to 5 days of hiking. Next was the trip to Skagway on the White Paths and Yukon Route RR which was constructed in 1898. It's one of the ten top engineering feats in the world to that point.

What an amazing and adventurous time, not just for Will but for everyone on a hike like that. It was not uncommon to be trekking through ice and snow even in the summer months. If you meet Will in town, ask him when he is going on his next hike on the Chilkoot Trail. He knows he is going again. It is just a question of when.
Submitted by Mike Boyce
20th Annual Green River Narrows Kayak Race
green race The 20th Annual Green River Narrows Kayak Race will be held on Saturday, November 7 at high noon. Over 100 racers, passing through the most majestic section of the river, and from all over the World, will compete for the first place trophy . The spectators that make the trek down Pulliam Creek Trail (off of Big Hungry Rd) will witness someone kayaking The Gorilla every minute for almost 2.5 hours. It is said this is the "greatest show in all of sports." The energy is electric and the fun factor is always high.
Check out or American Whitewater for spectator directions and more information about the happening of the day. 
This year the awards party will be held in downtown Saulda in McCreery Park. Come out and join us for live music, Oksar Blues beer, and the awards. There will also be a highlight reel of the day's race. The festivities will be happening between 6pm-11pm, Saturday November 7, 2015. Stay tuned for more details. $10 @ the door (includes 1 raffle ticket for Pisgah Area SORBA),
Historic Saluda

Now Get Your History Fix Every Day!
The Historic Saluda Committee now has a Facebook page. Like our page and enjoy tidbits of Saluda history every day. We'll take you all the way back to the days of Pace's Gap on up to the present. Click here to go to our page.  

Get to Know Your Historic Saluda Committee Members
Did you know that there is a seven member panel appointed by the Saluda Board of Commissioners (BOC) to represent the city's history? Ammie Weymer, Corinne Gerwe, Charlene Pace, Mary Ann Hester, Rhonda Corley (Secretary) and Cindy Tuttle (Chair) are the current appointees. There is one vacancy at this time. Betty Anna Brown, Betsy Burdette and Richard Mason are the current at-large members appointed by the chairman. Lynn Cass is the official BOC representative and Carolyn Ashburn, member of the BOC, also attends the meetings. This committee has been active since July of 2010. We thank the city for having the vision and desire to support the historical interests of our special little town.
Images of America: Saluda Available for Sale 
Images of America: Saluda has been released! Cindy Stephenson Tuttle and Mary Ann Hester with the Historic Saluda Committee have co-authored a book about Saluda that is included in the Images of America book series through Arcadia Publishing Company. Featured are 220 images of Saluda and its people, many of which have never been seen outside of the families that shared them. Included with each picture are details of Saluda's rich and fascinating history. A special thank you goes out to all that shared their photographs, memories and family lore because without YOU this book would never have come to fruition. Books are available at Saluda City Hall, the Saluda Historic Depot and various retailers around town. It's also available on
Oral History Film Project Continues - Stay Tuned
The HSC continues to work with the Polk County Film Initiative (PCFI) to film and produce the second oral history DVD, Saluda's Blue Ridge Music Traditions. Film shoots have taken place throughout the spring and summer, but are now winding down. It's our hope that this film will help to showcase the rich and diverse blend of musical variations that spun off from roots based or folk music that influenced Saluda's musical tastes yesterday and are still influencing today. This film, to be released in time for the Holidays, will not only appeal to Saluda residents, but will be of interest to anyone who has an appreciation for the musical heritage of the North Carolina Blue Ridge mountains and foothills. Funding is being provided by a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation through the Saluda Community Fund and by funds raised through proceeds from past projects of the Historic Saluda Committee (HSC).

Visit Preview Museum in Historic Depot and donate to the cause  
The Historic Saluda Committee is a partner in the initiative to purchase and develop the Saluda train depot and is working with the Saluda Historic Depot board to open a historical museum. The HSC has been granted a secure space in the Saluda Public Library to store historical documents and artifacts. Donations of originals or copies of vintage photographs, historical artifacts, documents, deeds, art, books, quilts, antiques, train memorabilia or other relevant items of historic interest that are in good condition are being accepted. If you don't want to part with your family photographs or documents, let us scan them for our archives. That way we will have a digital record and you can rest assured that your family history is preserved. Contact us at and we will gladly pick up donated items or will arrange to meet you so that we can scan your photographs. Go to for more information or visit Save the Historic Saluda Depot on Facebook.
Available Merchandise:
  • Home, Hearth and History: Stories of Old Saluda, oral history documentary, DVD, $20
  • Saluda, NC: Voices from the First 100 Years, re-mastered audio oral history recordings, CD, $10
  • Historic Saluda Stickers, $3
  • Images of America: Saluda, published by Arcadia Publishing Company, $23.50 (includes tax)
Merchandise available through local Saluda merchants. You can also purchase it on-line at All proceeds go toward future projects.
The HSC will meet Friday, October 9, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Saluda Public Library in the upstairs meeting room. The Oral History Committee will also meet jointly with the HSC. The public is invited to attend.
For more information about the Historic Saluda Committee go to or contact us at to view some of the oral histories collected? The HSC also has a YouTube page, so click here or go to The HSC shares a Facebook page with the Saluda Historic Depot. Click here or go to
Submitted by Cindy Stephenson Tuttle, Chair, Historic Saluda Committee
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

(828) 859-8323      


Tryon Fine Arts

34 Melrose Avenue
Tryon, NC  28782
828.859.8322 (TFAC)     

Tryon Painters & Sculptors

For information about classes and workshops and to register, please contact Christine Mariotti at 828-859-8392 or at 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 78 N Trade St., Tryon. You may phone 828-859-0141 if you have any questions or email: Visit the TPS website at

I Remember Saluda, a Story Telling
by Charles O Hearon, III

Hearon Stories reprinted from I Remember Saluda, a Storytelling with permission of Charles O. Hearon, III, son of author Charles O. Hearon, Jr. (aka Charlie "C. Boy"). This book is currently out of print.

Sonners' Store, Mr. Capps, and M.A. Pace 
I believe our Momma traded pretty evenly between these places of business. Somehow, maybe a little tendency to Sonners, and I think I know why. Mrs. Sonners was a native of Charleston, South Carolina, and over the years In Saluda, her "Charlestonees" got thicker and thicker, and I think our Momma enjoyed that.
Our Momma was born in South Alabama and they don't put on too may airs down there. They don't need to. You should know that our Momma, and Sara Gordon's mother, Mary Dodgen Few's mother, and Mr. Seth Vining all came from the same little town, Eufala, Alabama. Mr. Sonners, I think, was from Chicago. At least people said he priced his eggs, in Saluda, by what the paper said they were worth in Chicago.
Mr. M. A. Pace was a large, jolly man. He wore his hat all the time, and white shirts with a high stiff collar. People called then celluloid collars then.
Mr. Capps store was next to Sonners' store and he loved to tease little boys. My great pleasure in those days was bringing in the gallon oil can (kerosene oil) forthe lamps. Mr. Capps filled it up in back of the store and when he handed it back to me, he plugged a small Irish potato over the spout. I thought plugging that potato over the spout was as grand an act as I ever saw.
The Lamps
Momma had us clean the lamps once a week. She trimmed the wicks, but later I could do that too.
We put all the lamps on the back porch, took all the chimneys off, got a pail of clean water, and ivory soap. Octagon soap had too much oil in it.
I'd wash those chimneys, and dry them with an old towel, and then what I liked, was to polish them. You did that with an old newspaper. They would shine a lamp chimney so good you were proud of yourself.
Mr. and Mrs. Sonners had a good family: Bessie, Q. C., Jr., Eunice, Sammy, and Fairchild. There were all our friends and part of our life In Saluda.
Sammy was about my age, and he was handsome, and the youngest "clothes horse" I ever knew. Blue pants, white shoes, classy shirt - you name it. Girls liked Sammy.
The Paces had Mack, and Noland, and Eunice, and Boo, and Robert. I can't remember those kids working in the store long ago. Too young, I guess. Boo and Eunice are gone, but I know Mack, who comes home from Dallas, Texas, in the summer. Robert and Noland are there to soothe and flatter, and make everybody feel good, and charge you the same way for their goods.
Growing up and having a car was only good in dry times. Our interest moved from the creek, to the streets of the city, and we got to go into town most every day.
The tennis courts and Dr. Little's Drug Store were the places.
The older boys and girls played tennis early and then went to Dr. Little's for a coke. Us little ones could play in the middle of the day.
All of the teenagers and small fry played "round robin" tennis. A two out of three game and looser sat down. One day when my partner and I had just been "set down," a lady, I say lady, she was at least sixteen, and me twelve, was sitting there too. She knew who I was because she knew my big brother and my big sister, and this is what she said.
"Your teeth are so white, what kind of toothpaste do you use?" They should have been white, they were almost new. I couldn't speak at first, but I said Pepsodent, and she said she had tried that.
I didn't tell her how our Momma lined us up every Saturday night with "chalk and orris," whatever that is, and drilled us in the scrubbing until we hacked, and choked, and heaved, to have white teeth.
Now I am going to tell you about that "lady of sixteen." She was Lynn Robinson, sister of Jimmy, known to all the mountain as the nicest, prettiest, friendliest person anyone had ever seen.
They all came from New Orleans, and lived out on Louisiana Avenue, where the burned-out house is today. I knew I was famous, talking to such a lady. When I got bigger, I danced with her once at the City Gym in Hendersonville. She married a man named Williams, and the Robinsons and Williams moved to the nice big house on Shand Hill, that is now what some call the "Time-Share House" owned by young couples from Greenville.
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