Saluda Lifestyles - Monthly Ezine all about Saluda, NC
Happy Birthday, Saluda February 1, 1881                                          Where Time Stands Still  
  February 2018  
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In This Issue (click on a topic to move to it quickly.)
Saluda Real Estate Market
Eat, Stay & Play
Community Calendar
Dates to Remember
Saluda Historic Depot News
Saluda Living in Place
Italians are Coming
City Notes
SBA Challenge Grant
Saluda Center News
Carolina Preppers
Saluda Community Land Trust
Saluda Garden Club
Women's Club
Saluda Singles
Thursday Golf
Valentine Adoption
Health & Wellness
Saluda Library
Saluda School
Historic Sakuda
Saluda Church Services
US Post Office
Saluda Classifieds
Annual Calendar
What's Happening in Music and Art
Call for Artists
Saluda Scoop
PCCF Grants
Outdoor Adventures
Home Improvements
Tucked Away Treasures
Saluda's Centennial Flashback
Sponsors
Visitor Information Links
Music and Entertainment
Area News Media
Saluda Lifestyles
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A Quick Saluda Market Update

(compares last year's sales with the same period this year as of January 31, 2018). 

 

Sales              Closed   Pending 

Homes 2018           4          8     

Homes 2017          10         0       

 

Land 2018              1          6       

Land 2017              1          0  

 

Click here to see a new Real Estate Trend Report for Saluda. 

Click here to see a Year End 2017 Report of Western NC by Beverly-Hanks and 2018 Forecast 

 

 

 

Data taken from Western NC multiple listing service.

 

Please visit Beverly-Hanks Saluda to see all Saluda Featured Home and Land Listings and search the entire Western NC MLS.  

Saluda Service Directory
Eat, Stay & Play in Saluda
Hot off the press, brought to you by the Saluda office of Beverly-Hanks is the new guide to where to shop, eat, play, and stay in historic Saluda, NC.  Includes phone numbers, addresses, and websites of Saluda businesses. Click here to print off a copy or pick one up at  Beverly-Hanks Saluda, 153 E Main Street, Saluda, NC or Thompson's Store/Ward's Grill  at 24 Main Street, Saluda, NC.
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

Dates to Remember
Saluda Business Association regular 
monthly meeting February 6 at 5:30 at the Saluda Library. 
 
Saluda Community Land Trust meets the
first Wednesday of month at 3pm at Saluda Presbyterian Church.  February 7.     
 
The Saluda Singles Potluck Dinner will be Thurs., February 8, 5pm.at Saluda Center.
   
The Historic Saluda Committee meets February 9 at 2pm at Saluda Library.  
 
Sing! With The Saluda Community Singers,
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm at Old St. Matthews Church, 396 Irvin Street.   
 
Women's Club will meet February 13 at 10am for regular monthly meeting at Saluda Presbyterian Church. 
    
Saluda Garden Club will meet February 19 at 10am at Saluda Library. 
 
Saluda Center Potluck and Bingo, February 26 at 6pm.
   
Saluda's Welcome Table at Saluda Methodist Church from 5:30 to 6:45pm.  Everyone welcome. 
 
Brown Bag- Available, February 16, 3pm to 4pm at Transfiguration Church and the Saluda Fire Department. Anyone with questions or with information concerning someone in need, please contact the Transfiguration Church office at 828-749-9740.
 
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.
Saluda Historic Depot News

  Winter Museum Hours
Feb: Friday & Saturday each week and 18th & 19th Holiday weekend
Hours 10:30 to 5:00, Sunday 12 to 4.
 
Check out current exhibits and events at saludahistoricdepot.com .
 
Admission is always free and voluntary donations are appreciated.  Donations can be made by mailing to Saluda Historic Depot, PO Box 990, Saluda, NC 28773 or through Paypal at SaludaHistoricDepot.com.   
Saluda Train Tales Return in March
Saluda Train Tales for 2018 will kick off on Friday, March 16 at 7pm. Harold Williams was born and raised in Saluda and will tell stories about growing up in the railroad community between Melrose in Saluda.
 
Saluda Train Tales is a free monthly event to educate the community in 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. The events are free and voluntary donations are appreciated.
 
Saluda Historic Depot Calendar
 
March                                                                    
March 16 - Saluda Train Tales-Harold Williams
March 4 - Concert at Orchard Inn                          
April                                                                      
April 1 - Fundraiser                                                
April 20 - Saluda Train Tales-Larry Morton  
   
May                                                                       
May 18 - Saluda Train Tales-Clark Thompson
May 19 - Saluda Arts Festival
June                                                                      
June 16 - Saluda Train Tales-Historic Saluda Committee                     
July                                                                       
July 7 - Coon Dog Day
July 20 - Saluda Train Tales-Frank Thompson
August                                                                  
August 17 - Saluda Train Tales-TBA
September                                                            
September 21 - Saluda Train Tales-OB Garren Stories by Cindy Tuttle            
October                                                                 
Annual Golf Tournament                                        
October 19 - Saluda Train Tales-Robert Morse            
November                                                             
November 16 - Saluda Train Tales-TBA                   
Concert at Orchard Inn                                          
November 10 - Veterans Weekend                        
December                                                             
December 14 - Hometown Christmas                   
December 21 - Saluda Train Tales-Movie Night

If You Like History, Be a Volunteer
If you would like to learn about Saluda's history and greet visitors of the Saluda Historic Depot, please call Anita Moore 404-626-2090. 
Giving Made Easy Online! 
When online shopping, we invite you to shop at SmileAmazon.com and select Saluda Historic Depot as your favorite charity. A small percentage of all your purchases will go toward our fundraising.
 
Donations and memberships to the Saluda Historic Depot in 2018 will enable us to receive incentive grant funds from the Polk County Community Foundation.
 
Saluda Historic Depot is a 501(c)3 non profit and all donations are tax deductible.
Saluda Living in Place
Save the Date
Cooking Class: Creative Bean Bowls
Cooking Demonstration and Tasting
Thursday, February 22, 11:30 a.m.
Taught by Mary Jo Wannamaker
 
Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
Parish Hall
72 Charles St., Saluda
Reservations: 828-749-1400
Donations Accepted
The Italians Are Coming!
Mayor  Gianfranco D'Isabella and wife, Paola,  from Saluda's Sister City of Carunchio, Italy will be visiting us for a week beginning March 19th.  They will be accompanied by Christiana Criscio, one of the owners of the 1700's palace and cooking school at the top of the town of Carunchio where so many Saludians have stayed.
 
In 2015, a delegation from Saluda led by former City Commissioner Lynn Cass visited Carunchio and was warmly welcomed.  At a formal ceremony at the Carunchio City Hall, the official documents were presented making Saluda and Carunchio "Sister Cities."   Now it is OUR TURN!  We have taken our citizens and friends there on wonderful vacations since 2014 to learn Italian cooking, eat great food, drink local red wine and explore the Province of Abruzzo.  Now they are coming to learn about us, our culture, our economy and our business base. The two towns are so similar except Saluda is much more vibrant.   We are at the same altitude, same latitude, same population numbers and both have a solid agricultural base, wine vineyards and love music. 
 
Preparations are under way for a city-wide celebration to include:
a City Commission special meeting to welcome the visitors and present gifts, followed by a reception. Both will be at the venue above the library:
  • a covered dish supper with typical "southern" foods  and "ole timey music" concert at the historic Lola's Celebration Venue above Thompson's Store with everyone invited or as many as will fit in;
  • visits to all the Saluda shops, restaurants and historic Depot;
  • visits to cultural, business and outdoor venues in the Polk and Henderson County area.
Saluda businesses are stepping up to make this a very special visit.  The Purple Onion, Saluda Grade Cafe, Wildfour Bakery and Green River Barbeque are all donating food and meals.  The Oaks B&B and Orchard Inn are providing complementary accommodations.  Everyone is pitching in to make our guests feel really welcome!
 
All the details will be available in the March Saluda Lifestyles. We will be purchasing banners and flags to show the town's support of the "sister city" and to welcome our visitors. If you would like to make a donation to help with these expenses, please make checks payable to City of Saluda and note on the Memo "Saluda Downtown Foundation Sister City."  Plan to get involved in welcoming the Carunchio mayor.  To volunteer, contact Judy Thompson at 828-489-6578 or jdt@jdthompsonlaw.com .
CityCity Notes


Pavers for Pace Park is a community fund raiser to support the completion of installing public restrooms is this "pocket park" on Main Street.
 
Place your brick order to give thanks, memorialize a loved one, or put your company name on a brick to show your support.
 
Bricks are only $40, payable to City of Saluda, three lines of copy with a maximum of 14 letters per line. Forms can be obtained from City Hall or by requested from Catherine Ross . Click here to download a form.
 
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.

Be recognized as a contributor to this new Pace Park. This park is in the alley by M.A. Pace General Store and is the location of a Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Interpretation Sign and future public restrooms.

For any additional information, please contact Catherine Ross at 828-749-3534 or carnc@charter.net.   
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Stay informed by visiting the city website,
cityofsaludanc.com.
Minutes from previous month's town council meetings are posted on this site. To receive monthly notices about town meetings, please email admin@cityofsaludanc.com and ask to be placed on the email list.  
Help Us Put Restrooms In Pace Park!
Saluda Business Association Challenge Grant
The Saluda Business Association (SBA) Proudly Presents A Challenge Grant to the Saluda Community.
 
The SBA donated $7,000 to the City of Saluda to install restrooms in Pace Park. Every dollar you give toward this effort will be matched by the SBA up to $7,000. Make your donation to the City of Saluda with a memo note that it is to go toward the SBA Challenge Grant or mail to SBA, PO Box 1085, Saluda, NC 28773.
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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 February calendar (includes schedule for yoga classes, train trash, bridge, and more). For more information about activities or to find out how to rent the Saluda Center, please contact the center at 828-749-9245.   

Beginners Basic Party Bridge each Friday from 10am-12pm beginning Feb. 2.
 
The Saluda Center Book Club will meet on Thurs., Feb. 1 at 2pm. All are welcome to attend.
 
The Saluda Singles Potluck Dinner will be Thurs., Feb. 8 at 5pm. All men and women of all ages are welcome. Only obligations are a meal to share with our very casual group and a $1 donation for the Saluda Center. If you have any questions, email Anita Moore at  anitaomoore@gmail.com  or telephone 828-749-3335.
 
Community potluck and bingo will be Mon,, Feb. 26 at 6:00pm. Bring a dish to share with others.
 
**If you are interested in being a permanent Meals on Wheels driver on Tuesday each week beginning in December, please call Donna at 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. Call (828) 393-7891 to volunteer or for more information.
 
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 saludacenter@hotmail.com to be added to our email list.   
 
The Saluda Center is located at 64 Greenville St. Phone is 828-749-9245.    
Carolina Preppers Network
The Carolina Preppers Network meets monthly at the Saluda Senior Center, usually on the 1st Monday of each month.  In February we will meet on the 5th at 7pm.
 
The topic for February is Small Town Survival.  We will be discussing how our small town can prepare to deal with emergencies and to not have to wait for FEMA to come to assist us.  This is an important topic in these times of ever increasing national risk.  All are welcome to attend.  More info can be found on meetup.com , Carolina Preppers Network Saluda.
Saluda Community Land Trust
Robinson Community Gardens
It's time to sign up for your plot or rows. The first meeting for this season is on Wednesday, February 7 at 6PM in the Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT) office upstairs in the Saluda Presbyterian Church. Cost for Plots are $30 and Rows are $5.
 
We will also be discussing the setting up, maintaining the garden common areas throughout the growing seasons and taking down the garden in November. Growing seasons starts March 1 and ends November 30, 2018.
 
For any further information or questions about the garden call David or Marilyn Prudhomme 828-749-9172 or email dlprudhomme@gmail.com .
 
SCLT Retreat
If you are interested in the future of SCLT and want to find out more about how we work, or at least think about working, please join us for an all day retreat on Saturday, February 24 from 10- 4:00. For more info call the office 828-749-1560 for details.
 
Annual Meeting
Save the date for the evening of April 25, 2018 at the Saluda Center in Saluda for SCLT's 11th annual meeting.  
 
Join us on the first Wednesday of each month, this month February 7 at 3:00 pm, at our office in the Saluda Presbyterian Church fellowship building and find out more about our on-going projects and how you can get involved.
 
Please keep SCLT in mind when planning events in the coming year. SCLT has Twin Lakes and Judd's Peak which are both amazing venues to reserve for birthdays, weddings, and other special events.
 
Saluda Garden Club

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The Saluda Garden Club will meet at the Saluda Library conference room on Monday, February 19th at 10:00 a.m. for our annual planning session. We will discuss meetings and events for the coming year. This will be an opportunity for newcomers to learn more about the club and its events for 2018.
 
Please note some events may be cancelled or rescheduled due to weather or at the request of the presenter. To confirm a meeting, please call Karen McGee at 828-749-2530. We always welcome new members; so if you would like to become part of this friendly, spirited and interesting group, please contact Karen. Dues are only $25 per year and meetings are held once a month.  Hope to see you in February. 
Women's Club
 
The February meeting is Tuesday the 13th at the Saluda Presbyterian Church on Carolina Street.  The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. Refreshments will be served.  Our guest speaker is Lynette Ryman, a Professional Organizer - she'll have lots of ideas for us! All are welcome, and ladies interested in learning more about this organization are cordially invited to attend.
 
For more information, please contact Marlin Beckham at 828-808-2439.
 
The Women's Club of Saluda strives to serve our community and support one another in friendship, and wisely use our resources to advance the dreams of our future leaders.
Saluda Singles
Saluda Singles always enjoy their gathering on the 2nd Thursday of every month. The next meeting is Thursday, February 8th, 5pm, at the Saluda Center. No need to RSVP. All men and women of all ages are welcome. Only obligations are a meal to share with our very casual group and a $1 donation for the Saluda Center. Looking forward to seeing you. If you have any questions, email Anita Moore at anitaomoore@gmail.com or telephone 828-749-3335.
Thursday Golf
Golfers of all abilities are invited to join the regular Saluda Golfers' group. We leave from the Presbyterian Church Parking lot on Thursday's. Time varies depending on the weather. For more information, please contact Bruce Hunt at 828-708-7380.
Foothills Humane Society Adoption
Foothills Humane Society will hold a huge Valentine's adoption event at the shelter February 10 from 11am to 5pm.   
  • Match making by staff who know the cats and dogs.
  • Refreshments
  • Discounted follow-up professional training
Foothills Humane Society
989 Little Mountain Road
Columbus, NC
 
Office: 828-863-4444 Ext.100 for more information
 
Health and Wellness

Foothills Medical Associates Welcomes Family Physician Lisa Broyles, MD
While Saluda Family Medicine is under construction, Dr. Broyles is seeing patients
Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m.-noon at Foothills Medical Associates, 801 W. Mills St., Columbus! Call 828-894-5627 for an appointment.   
 
 At Saluda Center
Cassandra Nelson, LMBT
Gentle Yin Yoga 
Wednesday 12:30pm
Friday         9:30am
   
Classes are held in the studio downstairs at the Saluda Center. Mats and props are available. Please come at least 5 minutes early. Questions are always welcome! Please call Cassandra at (864) 326-8923 .  
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AIKIDO   合気道  
Aikido (the art of peace or the way of harmony) is a Japanese martial art that does not rely on physical size or strength, kicking or punching. Instead, we use flowing circular movements which enable the defender to off-balance and neutralize an attack with minimal effort or bodily harm to the defender or the attacker.
 
Mondays and Wednesday 6:00 PM downstairs at the Saluda Center.
 
Danny Beck sensei (843)697-0047 or Cassandra Nelson sensei (864)326-8923
 
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   Abundant Grace Massage
 
Click here for directions to the Saluda Center. 64 Greenville, St.      
Saluda Community Library
Paul Koenen
Saluda Community Library
 
Children's Programs for those in grades PreK-5th are at the Saluda Library on Mondays at 4pm. Enjoy fun, free activities every week!
 
Feb 5: Shrinky Dinks 
Try out this easy craft! Trace or draw an image onto special plastic, color it in, cut it out, and then watch it shrink as it bakes in the oven! 
Feb 12: Valentine's Day 
Roses are red, violets are blue... We'll make Valentines and other fun crafts too! 
Feb 19: Slime Time 
Make DIY slime with glue, water, and Borax. Come ready to get messy! 
Feb 26: Buildamania 
Build awesome creations with the library's 10,000 LEGOs and other fun bricks and blocks!
 
Teen Space Grand Opening
Thursday, February 22,4-6pm
Come check out the new teen space at the Saluda Library! The bottom floor of the library has been transformed into a haven for middle and high school students, thanks to a grant from the Polk County Community Foundation. Join us for refreshments and a ribbon cutting at 4:30pm.

The Saluda Teen Advisory Group (STAG) meets on first Wednesdays at 4pm. Have a say in what the library offers for teens! Members will be able to offer suggestions for future teen programs, materials, and spaces. Applications are available at the front desk for middle and high school students.

An Adult Craft Class is held at the Saluda Library on the second Monday of the month at 2pm.
On February 12, we will make lavender and oatmeal bath bombs. All supplies will be provided.  Space is limited; registration required. Sign up with Amelia at (828) 894-8721 ext 226 or
ahill@polklibrary.org by February 9.

Special events:

Kalimba Performance
Tuesday, February 20, 4:30pm
 
Kevin Spears will present a concert featuring modern kalimba music along with other unusual musical instruments, as well as a lecture on the history of the kalimba and how it has influenced music around the world from Jazz to Latin to Afro-Cuban. Mr. Spears will also bring several antique and artistic kalimbas from his private collection, including one previously owned by Alex Haley, the world famous author of Roots.
 
Hailed as one of the best players alive today, Kevin Spears' breathtaking ability on an electric version of the traditional African instrument called kalimba is often compared to music legends such as Herbie Hancock, Jimi Hendrix, Bobby McFerrin and Les Paul. Spears' music is a refreshing mix of folk, world, and soul that will move your feet and stir your soul. In addition to being a gifted musical artist, inventor, instrument builder and mixed media artist, Spears performs internationally including a recent tour of Japan and has worked with and/or opened for artists such as Victor Wooten, India.Arie, Eric Benet, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Col. Bruce Hampton, Toubab Krewe, Rising Appalachia, Count Mbutu of the Derek Trucks Band, Karen Briggs (Yanni), and Roy "FutureMan" Wooten among many others.
 
NC Cardinal Info Session
Monday, February 26, 10am
 
Polk County Public Libraries are now part of the NC Cardinal system. You will notice changes in our library catalog and new options are now available to you. A library staff member will explain changes to the system at this session.
 
EVENTS AT THE LIBRARY  
ARE ALWAYS FREE!
44 W. Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773
Tel. (828) 749-2117
Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 9am - 6pm
Sat. 9am - 1pm
Saluda Elementary School
   Joe Adams
      Saluda Elementary School  
  
    Help Thermal Belt Outreach Ministr y tackle hunger in Polk County by bring ing canned items to Saluda School from now until the Super Bowl.
    Check us out! Saluda Elementary School now has a Facebook page.
    To see what is happening in the classrooms, please visit us at http://polkstudents.com/schools/saluda/ 
 
Here's the Scoop for February Events at Saluda Elementary School:
 
Feb. 6: 5th grade to complete NC Check-in for English Language Arts
Feb. 7: 4th & 5th grades to complete NC Check-in for Math
Feb. 8: School-wide assembly "Once Upon a Time"--2pm in the auditorium
Feb. 8:   Top Cat awards will be announced
Feb. 12: School Board Meeting at 6:30pm at Stearns in Columbus
Feb. 13: Due: Payment for student portrait package or return the portrait package        
Feb. 20: Super Saturday performance 9am in the auditorium
Feb. 23: Dentist Dr. Reed to visit classrooms to discuss dental health
Feb. 26: Box Top Collection Week
 
Visit http://www.polkschools.org/ for state score summaries and regional comparisons.  
 
Visit our school website at: sal.polkschools.org 
    
Sincerely,
Cari Maneen, Principal
Located at 214 East Main St., Saluda, NC 28773
 
Please keep an eye out for the hot pink Box Tops that are on many food products and send them to our school. Our school receives $0.10 for each Box Top that is collected and submitted.  This money is used to purchase books for the Books Are Really Fun program, where every student in the school gets to choose and keep 3-5 free books each year! 

Because student safety is of utmost importance, please do not enter school premises or grounds while school is in session. 
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Preserving Saluda's Past for its Future
Preserving Your Family Treasures - "Trunk of Trouble" Next Featured Program Presented by Heather South, Lead Archivist with t he Western Regional Archives, a branch of the State Archives of North Carolina
 
The Historic Saluda Committee is pleased to announce a new program series called Step Back in History which will feature programs pertaining to Saluda's rich history or historic preservation. The next program will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Saluda Public Library. FREE
 
The Western Regional Archives, a branch of the State Archives of North Carolina, is a regional repository for historical collections and research but is also a go-to source for preservation information. Using a "Trunk of Trouble," Lead Archivist Heather South will share basic care, handling, and storage instructions for taking care of your family documents and photographs. It could be your grandfather's WWII letters home, your parent's wedding photos, or even your high school scrapbook; there are always historical treasures we want to save and preserve for future generations.
 
The hour-long program is suitable for researchers, teachers, students, genealogists and anyone interested in learning the basics of archival preservation. The free program provides insight on where to start and shares ideas for inexpensive solutions to frequent troubles. "The Trunk of Trouble" uses examples and samples all about the do's and don'ts of preservation for books, papers, and photographs. It's informative and fun so come join in on the preservation conversation!
 
"The Trunk of Trouble!" is led by lead archivist Heather South with the Western Regional Archives. South came to the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to open their western branch in 2012. She has over 20 years' experience working in archives and preservation, is a certified archivist, and a National Heritage Responder. She loves Western North Carolina and enjoys sharing her passion for archives and preserving historical treasures.
 
All ages are welcome and refreshments will be served. Additional programs will be offered throughout 2018. Stay tuned!
 
Thank you to Marty and Bob Payton!
We appreciate the large box of donated items from Marty and Bob Payton containing historical documents, books, photographs and cassette tapes containing early oral history interviews. Marty and Bob recently relocated from Hendersonville to Oregon to be nearer to their adult children. Prior to their move, they filled a box full of treasures to donate to the Historic Saluda Committee. Marty was an early supporter of the HSC and involved with its formation. Their donation will contribute to our ability to continue to protect, archive and preserve Saluda's history for future generations!
 
Sharing Encouraged
We frequently receive donations of old photographs, historical documents or other artifacts relating to Saluda. Often folks loan them to us to scan and digitize. This is a great way to preserve your family history or the history of the town. The Historic Saluda Committee uses archival quality materials to store donated items. Collections are often shared on Facebook and on the website. Donations are accepted at the Saluda Public Library and Saluda City Hall. Contact us at historicsaluda@gmail.com to contribute to history!
 
Use Social Media to Get Your Saluda History Fix Every Day!
The Historic Saluda Committee uses social media. Like our Facebook page and enjoy tidbits of Saluda history every day. We will take you all the way back to the days of Pace's Gap on up to present day. Click here to go to our page. We are also on YouTube. Oral histories or other videos are uploaded often. Go here to find us. Or you may simply search for Historic Saluda NC on either social media platform. Our website is always a source of enjoyment, so visit www.historicsaluda.org .
 
Our Merchandise: 
  • Going Home: Saluda's Music Traditions, oral history film documentary, DVD, $20
  • Images of America: Saluda, book published by Arcadia Publishing Company, $23.50 (includes tax)
  • Home, Hearth and History: Stories of Old Saluda, oral history film documentary, DVD, $20
  • Saluda, NC: Voices from the First 100 Years, re-mastered audio oral history recordings, CD, $10
  • Historic Saluda Stickers, $3
Merchandise available through local Saluda merchants, including Heartwood Gallery, Historic Thompson's Store, Saluda City Hall, the Orchard Inn, The Dressing Room, the Saluda Historic Depot and more. All proceeds go toward future projects.
 
Meetings
The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Saluda Public Library in the upstairs meeting room. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
 
The Historic Saluda Committee (HSC) is an official committee under the jurisdiction of the City of Saluda. A seven member panel is appointed by the Saluda Board of Commissioners and the HSC Chair may appoint up to five additional members. For more information about the Historic Saluda Committee go to www.historicsaluda.org or contact us at historicsaluda@gmail.com. Check us out on Facebook .
 
Submitted by Cindy Stephenson Tuttle , Chair, Historic Saluda Committee
Saluda Church Services & Events

Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration 
The Rev. Jim Dannals, Interim 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
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! 
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Saluda Presbyterian
Adult SS 10:00 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
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Saluda First Baptist Church
Reverend Tony Reese
Sunday School 9:45am
Worship Service 11am
Wednesday Fellowship Meal 5:15
Wednesday Bible Study and Youth Group 6:30pm
828-749-3231
Email:  fbcsaluda@tds.net
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Saluda Methodist Church
The Reverend Laurie Knoespel
SS 10:00 am
Worship Service 11:00 am 
US Post Office
Saluda Post Office Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm 3:00pm-4:30pm
Sat 9:30am-11:00am
Sun closed
(828) 749-5921. 
Saluda Classifieds

Nostalgia Courtyard Rentals:
Office Space -- beautiful office space:  entry, 2 rooms, bathroom and closet.  $310 month.  Includes city water. (Not for residential use)   Corner of Main St and Pearson Falls Rd. 828-749-9224 or 828-749-3356  (Debi)
 
Gallery Space -- newly remodeled space perfect for an art gallery.  Great location with parking.  $385 month. 828-749-9224 or 828-749-3356 (Debi)
 
Pet Walker
Life time pet owner currently petless. Very flexible and have 2 little helpers that will shower your pet with love and long walks. $15 per visit. Contact 786-543-6623 or quychecain@gmail.com .
Thanks Brian, Pixie and Raiden
 
Office Position Needed
The Church of the Transfiguration in Saluda has a position opening for a part-time Parish Administrator.  Basic office, computer and financial skills are required, as well as an engaging, welcoming and team-oriented personality.   This will be a person who enjoys people and finds meaning in the mission of the Church.  Transfiguration Saluda is a welcoming and diverse community.  Please send a hand-written letter of introduction with resume to: COTT, PO Box 595, Saluda, NC 28773.
 
Rent at Lake Sheila. Fully furnished. Weekend $500 or Week $750. Call for longer term rates. Call 843-442-2029.  
 
Saluda Cemetery Lot for Sale 
Four cemetery plots in Saluda Cemetery. Please contact Bill or Barbara Valentine 843-476-6870.    
 
Experienced Cleaning!
Have openings for "once a month" cleanings. Will consider other types of cleaning jobs as well. Moving jobs, Holiday cleanings, "Spring" cleanings!  Deep, detailed cleanings. Will also do "post construction" jobs.  Call for an appointment to give an estimate. I charge by the job, not by the hour.  Kathie Mobley 828-674-6108.

"A Little Help" 
Around the house, Pet sitting/Care, Childcare, Call Sheila  828-606-1748.  

Dan the Computer Tamer
What Is Your Biggest Technology Frustration? Let Dan the Computer Tamer help! Coaching on computers and smart devices. Home networking. Repairs, upgrades and customizations. Affordable service in your home in Saluda and surrounding areas. Daniel Schmitt, 336-565-6336
 
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, (864)326-8923.
   
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 (864)326-8923 .
 
Healing Massage
Give a gift to yourself or another with a soulful, healing massage!  Soulshine Yoga and Massage offers skilled and therapeutic massage right downtown! Licensed massage and bodywork specialist and yoga instructor, Dori Ray, is glad to be serving our Saluda community!  Call to schedule a massage 828.808.8334 or 828.749.3395.  SoulshineYogaNC.com
Annual Calendar
MARCH-DECEMBER
Saluda Train Tales - 3rd Friday of month at Saluda Historic Depot
APRIL
Jerry's Baddle Green River Multi-Sports - first Saturday in April.
MAY
Green River Adventures Green Spring Bash - 1st Saturday in May
Saluda Arts Festival - 3rd Saturday in May
MAY-OCTOBER
Saluda Tailgate Market-Every Friday at 4:30
JUNE
Top of the Grade Concerts - 2nd Friday of month June-September
JULY
Coon Dog Day - A homecoming and celebration for dogs and their people! Great food, live music, parade, crafts, and more! 1st Saturday after July 4
SEPTEMBER
Charlie Ward's Memorial BBQ - 2nd Saturday in September NOVEMBER
Green Race - A world Class V kayaking race. 1st Saturday in November.
Saluda Methodist Church Turkey Dinner - 2nd Saturday in November
Small Business Saturday - Saturday after Thanksgiving
DECEMBER
Hometown Christmas - Open House and Music, 2nd Friday in December
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"Fly Away Home" 
You may remember the family drama filmed in Canada about the young girl who finds a nest of goose eggs. When the goslings hatch, she is the first living thing they see and they "imprint" on her and never leave her side. The story is about her challenges while teaching them how to fly south to a protective wetland in North Carolina.
 
The story is similar to the migratory inhabitants in the mountains who abandon their summer homes in Saluda for milder climates south during the winter. Although they appreciate the milder temperatures of the southern borders, Saluda is "imprinted" on their minds and they long for their mountain homes.
 
For those Saludians who stay put in Saluda during the winter, there is much to appreciate. Winter brings its own masterpieces of art with mountainsides covered with rhododendron, mountain laurel, and evergreens and frozen water falls and crystallized lakes, rivers and creeks.  
 
Saludians retake the local shops and restaurants and delight in the delicious winter comfort foods, do lots of outdoor activities like walks in the woods, mountain hiking, and visit the higher mountains for snow sports. Wood smoke permeates the air creating visions of cozy, crackling fireplaces and stoves. 
 
February in Saluda is a special place to celebrate romance and love. It's a time to savor Saluda's restaurants and be welcomed with warmth and friendly hospitality in one of Saluda's charming B&B's, cabins, or lodge s . Only in Saluda can you "Champagne toast" your loved one while flying down 1100 feet over old growth forests at The Gorge Zipline!
 
To check restaurants and lodging, visit Saluda.com. 
 
Photo of Canadian Geese at Lake Sheila by Cathy Jackson.  
What's Happening in Music & Art

What's Happening at the Purple On ion 
 
 
Oyster & Pint Nights
Every Monday and Tuesday we feature oysters on the half shell, raw or roasted, and $3 pints.
 
Valentine's Day
Since Valentine's Day falls on a Wednesday and we are closed on Wednesdays through March, we will begin our celebration with a wine dinner on Tuesday, February 13 and extend the celebration through the Steel Wheels concert on Sunday night. That should give everyone with a valentine ample opportunity to show them some love. We will have plenty of champagne, oysters and chocolate in addition to some tasty daily specials. Make your reservation now. purpleonionsaluda.com/ 
 
Greatest Hits Of 2017
Wine Dinner
February 13 @ 6:30 Pm
Ok, our greatest hits are obviously fairly subjective and include only seven of the many wines which we enjoyed at the Purple Onion during 2017, but we thought it would be fun to share some favorites with you, our fellow tasters. We will be including a few best buys that we keep around our homes for enjoying any day as well as some we consider special occasion wines. Join us on February 13 at 6:30 to see what we came up with. All wines will be available to order for you to enjoy at home. The cost for the tasting is $49 and includes a taste of the seven wines as well as several of Chef Chambli's small plates chosen to pair well with the wines. Reservations are required and can be made by calling The Purple Onion at 828-749-1179.
 
The Steel Wheels
February 18 @ 7 Pm
It is an honor to welcome back The Steel Wheels to the Purple Onion stage on February 18 as part of our Sunday Concert Series. The performance begins at 7 PM. The doors open at 5 PM. Pizza, salads and appetizers will be available from 5 until 6:45 with beverages and desserts available during the show. Admission is $30 per person in advance, $35 at the door and seating will be limited. Reservations can be made online or by calling the restaurant at 828-749- 1179.
 
"There is purity and power in the sound of this band that few come close to tapping.  Tight pickin', passionate energy, and Wagler's voice soars like an eagle." Martin Anderson, WNCW Music Director
"What sets The Steel Wheels apart from many bands is the combination of their stellar instrumentals, accentuated by the one of a kind lead vocal of [Trent] Wagler, and keenly supported by strong harmonies. Eric Brubaker on fiddle, Jay Lapp on mandolin, and Brian Dickel on bass weave in and out intricately throughout their latest album, Wild As We Came Here, painting vivid imagery which flows effortlessly, just teasing the lyrics enough to allow them to resonate within you." - Country Standard Time 
 
"Riverwebs" Film Screening
February 20 @ 5:30 Pm
Join MountainTrue and the Green Riverkeeper at the Purple Onion in Saluda on Tuesday, February 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 as we screen RiverWebs, Freshwater Illustrated's award-winning documentary about river ecosystems and the science that explores them. This film follows the life and work of Dr. Shigeru Nakano as he attempted to understand how streams and forests depend on each other and his team who carried on this work after his tragic death. RiverWebs illustrates how the movements and behaviors of insects, in both the stream and the forest, influence their predators, like fish, bats, birds, and spiders.
 
Stick around after the screening for a presentation about how MountainTrue monitors for stream quality in WNC and how you can get involved in our Stream Monitoring Information Exchange (SMIE) program. We will wrap up the evening with a Q&A with the Green Riverkeeper MountainTrue's Water Quality Administrator and some current SMIE volunteers. This event is free and open to the public; however, if you plan to have dinner with us, we suggest you make a reservation either online or by calling 828-749-1179. Twenty percent of all food sales for the evening will be donated to MountainTrue .
 
February Music Calendar
February 1 - The Get Right Band
  "Hip-shaking, earthquaking pure funk fun.
 
February 3 -  Amanda Anne Platt , Solo  
A gifted songwriter and vocalist, "Amanda Platt has one of those gorgeous heartache-drenched voices that brings to mind Loretta Lynn or Sheryl Crow." - Julian Piper, Acoustic magazine (UK)
 
February 8 - Carver & Carmody
 
A bluesy country duo back by popular demand.
 
February 10 - Lazybirds
  "Lazybirds play a good variety of blues, jazz and that good old ragtime." Doc Watson
 
February 15 - Andrew Finn Magill Trio 
Incredible fiddler making his first appearance here with a trio performing both Celtic & jazz music.
 
February 17 - Millie Palmer Quartet 
Millie's back with some of the areas finest jazz musicians.
 
February 18 - Steel Wheels
(Sunday Concert see above)
 
Old friends from WNCW who helped us get our start.
 
February 24 - RedLeg Husky
Country and bluegrass band from Asheville.
 
Music at the Purple Onion 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
 
  
     
Music on Friday Nights
Saluda Grade Band
puts on a grand musical show! Ole Time Music at its finest! The players may swap around but all are super talented and amazing!!  
 
Hours
Tuesday 5-9,
Wednesday - Saturday 11-3 Lunch, 5-9 Dinner
Sunday 11-7  

Visit us on the web at
saludagradecafe.com or on Facebook .
 
Call 828-749-5854 or email us at saludagrade@hotmail.com .  Located at 40 East Main Street. Like us on Facebook
AmiciMusic presents "Songs of Love" at The Orchard Inn
AmiciMusic returns for the fourth time to the Orchard Inn in Saluda for another fantastic vocal program on Sunday, March 4 at 4:00pm.   "SONGS of LOVE" features soprano Simone Vigilante and pianist/Artistic Director Daniel Weiser performing songs about love from the diverse worlds of opera, operetta, musical theater, and movies.  Composers include Puccini, Herbert, Loesser, Arlen, Kern, Rodgers, and more as Vigilante showcases her wide range and diversity of styles.  Dr. Weiser always has some fun anecdotes to share about the composers before each set.  This will also be a fundraiser for the Saluda Historic Depot which seeks to preserve and restore the historic train Depot in Saluda.  Tickets are only $50 which includes fabulous hors d'oeuvres.  Beverage tickets for alcoholic drinks will be available at the door.  
Seating will be limited and by reservation only.  The Orchard Inn is a beautiful, intimate space with wonderful vistas and a relaxing great room in which to watch the concert.  To purchase seats, visit amicimusic.org/concert/songs-of-love/  and make sure you click on the correct venue at Orchard Inn or call Daniel Weiser at 802-369-0856.  You can also purchase tickets at the Orchard Inn and online at Saluda Historic Depot at saludahistoricdepot.com/fundraisers/ .
 
Ms. Vigilante has sung around the world and currently makes Asheville her home, where she is a founding member of Opera Creations.  She has been praised as a "beautiful dramatic soprano capable of some awesome fireworks" and has appeared in recitals and competitions and with opera companies and orchestras, throughout the United States, France, Spain, Austria and Italy.    
 
Dr. Weiser has also performed around the world, including a tour as the U.S. Artistic Ambassador of Music in 1996 that took him on an eleven country tour of the Middle East and Southeast Asia.  He founded AmiciMusic in 2011 in order to bring intimate chamber music to the Western North Carolina region and has since presented over 250 concerts in the area.  
 
Dancer's Extension dancersextension
In February, we focus on the seven movements of dance.  We use these categories of movement to help us build choreography for our Spring Concert.  Our eighth annual Spring Concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 19 at 11AM in the Saluda Elementary Auditorium.  Mark your calendars now!  Our Spring Concert is held in conjunction with the Saluda Arts Festival.  We appreciate the community's continued support.
 
Our studio is located in Saluda, at I-26, in the Don Mintz center. Please contact the studio at 828-749-9398, email smonts@charter.net or visit our website at  thedancersexension.com for more information and updated schedule.  Keep up-to-date with class changes on Like us on Facebook 
 
Carson Selected for Cincinnati Exhibit
Jim Carson's painting, "Thanksgiving at Dusk," has been juried in The American Impressionist Society's 2nd Annual Small Works Showcase Juried Exhibition at the Greenwich House Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. The exhibition will be held March 23-April 21, 2018, with the opening reception on March 23.
 
"Thanksgiving at Dusk" 8x10
 
Carson was awarded Signature Membership in the AIS in 2016, after having one of his paintings selected in the AIS National Exhibitions three times over a five year period. One of his paintings was also selected for the 2017 show.

Jim Carson , AIS
Painting The Town/Mastering The Cityscape
March 22-24, 2018 Thursday-Saturday
The Impressionists have always been captivated by the life, design, allure, and light of the city. Contemporary Impressionist painters still are, from the cafes in Paris, to the fascination of New York, to Main Street, Saluda.
 
Jim Carson, AIS, will offer a workshop, titled "Painting the Town/ Mastering the Cityscape", on Thursday-Saturday, March 22-24, 2018. This is a different date than was first published. In this indoor workshop, we will learn to simplify the shapes and design of the city, in order to paint it in a fresh and spontaneous manner, instead of stiff and lifeless.
 
The workshop is open to all levels, from beginners to advanced. A list of paint selections, brushes, etc. will be furnished after registration.
 
Jim is a member of Plein Air Painters of the Southeast(PAPSE), an Associate member of Oil Painters of America, and a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society.

For more information, visit the "news/ workshop" link at jimcarson.net , email jimcarson151@gmail.com or call 828-749-3702.    
 
"Working Large without Fear" February 15-17, 2018
This 3 day Saluda workshop will be an intensive exploration of handling a large canvas. Leave your comfort zone and enjoy working a little or a lot larger than your usual sizes. Become adept at making larger as well as better paintings and discover why some compositions are meant to be small works and others translate beautifully into a larger format. Participants may work in any or all media,
 
You will receive a materials list upon registration and for questions please contact Bill Jameson at 828/749-3101 or BillJameson0593@gmail.com. Please visit Bill at williamjameson.com.
 
Tryon Little Theater
The Tryon Little Theater is pleased to present Kiss Me, Kate at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, February 15, 16, 17 & 18. This rollicking musical will make you smile away the cold weather of February. Tickets are available on-line at tltinfo.org
or by contacting the Tryon Little Theater box office at 828-859-2466.  
 
John Lennon, the Mobster, & the Lawyer
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7pm
Stage Door Series Dark Horse Theater Project presents at Tryon Fine Arts Center
Saluda resident, Jay Bergen, a New York trial lawyer for 45 years, represented John Lennon most notably in his protracted court battle with Morris Levy, a narcissistic Mafia front-man working within the 1970's NY  
music industry scene. Over the course of the trial, Lennon and Bergen became friends. Mr. Bergen will surprise and delight with personal anecdotes about the times he spent with John, Yoko Ono and other rock and roll royalty. If you're a fan of John Lennon and The Beatles, and their revolutionary impact on pop music, you will not want to miss this multi-media event.
 
John Lennon testifying in federal court, NYC. 1976. © Bob  Gruen/bobgruen.com 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seating is limited, so reservations are strongly encouraged. Admission is $5. Beer, wine, and other concessions will be available. To make reservations and get information, please visit TFAC or call TFAC at 828-859-8322. 34 Melrose Ave, Tryon, NC.  
15th Annual Saluda Arts Festival
Call for Artists
Waddil Arts Festival Call for Artists 
SALUDA ARTS FESTIVAL
  Historic Downtown
Saluda, NC
   May 19, 2018  
10am - 4pm
 
 
Cultivating and promoting its heritage in the arts, the Saluda Business Association invites you to enter your work in the 15th annual Saluda Arts Festival scheduled for May 19, 2018.  Showcasing fine arts and crafts from local and regional artists, the Saluda Arts Festival draws thousands of spring tourists visiting Western North Carolina.  
 
Exhibit Fee:  $100  
Entry Deadline:  March 16, 2018
 
Download application by visiting saluda.com and linking to the arts festival page.
For questions, please contact Alexia Boyd at alexia.timberlake@gmail.com or Mary Meyland-Mason at marymeyland@gmail.com
or 817-946-1284.  
 
Calling for Volunteers
saf Volunteer. Have fun and Make New Friends!   We need smiling faces to volunteer for the Saluda Arts Festival. Positions needed are for the day of the event working four shifts, 7- 10am, 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm or 2pm- 4pm. Jobs include: section leaders, section assistants, SAF Information Tent, parking supervisors at three lots and golf cart drivers.
The time passes in a blink. Have some fun. Sign up today!  Contact Kristen Mode at 570-856-3838 or email volunteer.saludaartsfest@gmail.com 
Saluda Scoop

The latest news and the unusual offerings provided by Saluda shops, restaurants, accommodations, outdoor recreation, artists, craftspeople, and service providers.   
  
To check business open hours or updates to schedules, please visit saluda.com and click on business website or Saluda, NC Facebook page.
 
 
Big News at The Gorge!
"More fun and a whole lot easier!" That's what we're hearing from The Gorge as they unveil their new state-of-the-art Free Ride system. Coming online March 3rd, the steepest and fastest zipline canopy tour in the USA once again raises the bar for aerial adventure. 
 
Designed to improve their guests' experience, all zipliners have to do now is lean back and enjoy the view and "stick the landing" every time.
 
The new Free Ride System is totally stress free, allowing riders to experience the canopy tour without hand braking, timing the release of handlebars or pulling themselves in if they stop short of the platform. Engineered by Bonsai Designs, the current design leader in the aerial adventure industry, the system moves participant handlebars further away from the cable, creating a smoother ride and eliminating any hand-over-hand pulling for lighter guests with a fully integrated retrieval system. 
 
"We're thrilled about the introduction of the new Free Ride system. We pay close attention to new technology being introduced in the aerial adventure industry, and have been waiting years for this. Not only are we able to install a system that improves the overall safety of ziplining, but to make our course even more accessible to visitors." Says Sara Bell, owner of The Gorge. "Combining new products that allow for a more comfortable experience, speed up platform wait time, and eliminate participants' interaction with the cable in a way that allows them to do what they came here to do - fly through The Gorge without a distraction - is a huge win for our guests."
 
Course Manager, Ben Seidman, weighs in with some of the technical aspects of the new addition. "We are the steepest and fastest zipline canopy tour in the country, and in order to eliminate hand braking, we rely on a state of the art braking system that is calibrated for participants weighing between 70 and 250 lbs. One limiting factor for us has been that lighter participants stop short of the platform and have been required to pull themselves hand-over-hand along the cable to reach the platform. Not any more!" 
 
The addition of this system will allow a larger demographic of the population to participate in what many call 'the ride of a lifetime', plunging into the rugged, untouched wilderness of the Green River Gorge.
 
Valentine's Day at The Gorge Zipline 
Need an absolute win this Valentine's Day? Be the adventurous couple...go zip The Gorge! Their Valentine's Day zips come with a champagne toast!    
To make your reservation, call (828.749.2500). You can also reserve online at  TheGorgeZipline.com  
   
 
Saluda Outfitters is proud to announce the addition of a store operations manager. Andy Hendrix, who has served as general manager of Sunrift Adventures in Travelers Rest, S.C., since 2015, will join the staff in mid-February.
 
"We are super excited to have Andy come on board to lead our business team, which encompasses the Saluda Outfitters retail store, along with some additional surprises to be announced in the 2018 season," said owner Ryan Griffin. "Andy has the professional knowledge and experience to be instrumental in taking Saluda Outfitters to the next level."
 
Hendrix has an extensive history working in the outdoor adventure industry. An Atlanta native, Hendrix studied business management and marketing at Kennesaw State University while also establishing a career in the outdoor retail industry with Orvis. Hendrix gained additional experience through his work with the Cherokee Retreat Center in Georgia where he was director of hospitality and facilities,
Appalachian Rivers Rafting Co. in North Carolina, where he acted as raft guide and trip leader offering whitewater and fly fishing experiences, and Mountain High Outfitters in Nashville, where he was store general manager.
 
After moving to South Carolina to be near his wife's (Jessie Burns Hendrix) family and just prior to joining Sunrift, Hendrix worked inside sales for RavX, Inc., a sporting goods and bicycle shop.
 
"Andy can offer Saluda Outfitters quality leadership in planning and implementing new areas of business, while expanding staff training and building on what we already feel is superior customer service at our store," Griffin said. "It has been a better than expected first year of business for Saluda Outfitters and we appreciate the support provided by the local and surrounding communities. We are excited to expand on our vision of making Saluda Outfitters the local resource for outdoor enthusiasts."
 
Hendrix, an Eagle Scout, said he is excited to become part of the Saluda Outfitters family and part of the small but growing and developing community of Saluda.
 
"I am excited to be part of that growth. I hope to help increase business at Saluda Outfitters while working with other businesses in the area to help make Saluda grow," he said.
 
Describing himself as an "experiential learner," Hendrix said "That's what I love about the outdoors. There's so much you can translate from paddling, biking or climbing or any other outdoor pursuit to the real world."
 
As for what he sees he can bring to Saluda Outfitters, Hendrix said: "The biggest thing I can bring is an understanding of the different aspects of the changing retail space. I don't think shops can be just a retail environment. They have to provide a broader selection of services than a regular retailer does. I hope to expand services to make Saluda Outfitters more than a retail shop and more of a hub in the community."
 
In other news, congratulations to Don Bryant of Flat Rock, N.C., for winning the Bellyak prize package sponsored by Saluda Outfitters during WTZQ 95.3 Radio's The Great Holiday Give-A-Way. We appreciate everyone who dropped by the store to register and hope that, although you didn't win the big prize, you walked away with some great deals for your holiday shopping.
 
Please mark your calendars for the "Have a HeArt for Big Brother Big Sister" annual fundraiser. The event kicked off Jan. 27 with a reception sponsored by Saluda Outfitters. The silent auction continues through Feb. 10 just in time for Valentine's Day. All art is heart-themed pieces donated by area artists and displayed at the Upstairs Artspace in Tryon. For more details or to become a sponsor of this youth mentoring program, call 828-859-9230 or email polk@bbbswnc.org .
 
As we begin the new year, be sure to continue to shop local. Saluda Outfitters, located at 435 Main St., just one mile off I-26 at Exit 59 and Ozone Road, continues regular hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and open until 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
 
Here is wishing everyone a safe and happy 2018. Come shop with us, gear up and get outside for some great adventures this year.
 
New Owner Saluda Station Building
Clark Thompson of Historic Thompson's Store/Ward's Grill is now the new owner of Saluda Station located at 20 West Main Street. He is a native of Saluda and has devoted the past 45 years to restoring historic buildings in Pensacola, Florida where he and his family continue to reside. Beginning in 2011, he oversaw the complete restoration of the Store, Grill & Lola's Celebration Venue here in Saluda. Plans for this latest venture include major building upgrades over the next few months in preparation for commercial leasing of units in both levels of the two story facility.  
 
 
   
The Orchard Inn & Newman's Restaurant
Chase away the winter blues this month with a 2-night romantic escape to our mountain retreat and let us pamper you in Orchard Inn style. Awake to an amazing view of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and a delicious made to order breakfast with an array of home made goodies like blueberry scones, granola, eggs any way, our own blend of organic fair trade coffee, and always a fabulous daily breakfast special entree. Then take a hike on our nature trail or sit by the fire with a great read in our cozy comfortable living room. The atmosphere is serene and the hospitality warm. All are welcome at our little piece of mountain paradise. Come help us celebrate 92 years of gracious hospitality.
 
Our fine dining restaurant, Newman's, continues to receive high accolades from food critics far and wide. We're serving dinner every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and an incredible Brunch every Sunday. At Newman's Restaurant we strive to bring diners a true "farm to table" gastronomic experience. Treat yourself to a most creatively prepared and delicious fine dining culinary adventure!  Call to reserve a place in our elegant dining room. You don't have to be a guest of the Inn to enjoy a meal at Newman's.  Call 828-749-5471 now to book a romantic table for Valentine's Day. We'll be serving a fabulous Cupid's favorite menu Wednesday the 14th thru Saturday February 17th.  
 
For more information and reservations, please call 828.749.5471. Visit orchardinn.com and like Newman's Restaurant on Facebook. Like us on Facebook
 
They are located on Highway 176, Saluda, NC.  
thompsonsHistoric Thompson's Store & Ward's Grill
and Lola's Celebration Venue

(Thompson's   Store est. 1890, Ward's Grill est. 1960)
 
Historic Thompson's Store, Ward's Grill & Lola's Celebration Venue
Oldest Grocery Store in NC
 
February Hours for the Store: 10 to 6 Monday to Saturday
Come in and choose from the Best Choice of Meats, we have CAB-Certified Angus Beef, as in steaks and ground beef. We also have Boneless Chuck Roast, Beef Stew, Boneless Chicken Breast, Boneless Pork Loin and "Charlie's Homemade Sage Sausage." We have a great selection of deli meats and all types of cheese. Plan your Super Bowl Party, Valentines Dinner or President's Day Cookout and come see us. We also carry all types of IBA Beer and the best of wines. Buy 6 Bottles and received 10%off or a case take 15% off. We also have the best of frozen foods, so if you want something quick come check us out. We carry homemade Chicken Pot Pies, Beef Pot Pies, Meatloaf and homemade biscuits. We also have a great selection of produce from our local farmer's market in Asheville.
 
WE are the oldest grocery store in NC and we are here to serve you.
 
February Hours for the Grill: 8 to 3 Monday to Saturday  
Daily Specials includes your beverage:
Monday: Open Roast Beef Plate
Tuesday: BBQ Plate
Wednesday: Hamburger Steak or Sausage Steak Plate
Thursday: Fish Plate
Friday: Homemade Spaghetti
 
New on the menu Breakfast Wrap or Chicken Salad Wrap.
 
Come in and enjoy a hot Breakfast and Lunch with us, always serving the Best to our Customers. WE are not a Fast Food Business but a Good Food Business: Hope to See you Soon.

Veteran's Breakfast 3rd Thursday of each month.  
 
Planning a party and event next year, call now to reserve Lola's Celebration Venue, right in the heart of Saluda.
 
Check out our new updated website and tell your friends about Thompson Store, the oldest grocery in NC and Ward's Grill.
 
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 
 
Saluda Grade Café
Farm to Table
Full Beer and Wine Menu featuring Local Breweries and Wineries
Eatery and Catering Company
 
40 Main Street
Saluda, North Carolina 28773
828-749-5854
Wednesday-Saturday Lunch 11-3
Tuesday-Saturday Dinner 5-9
Sunday Brunch 11-3
Sunday Dinner 3-7
 
Live Music every Friday, Some Saturdays and Sundays!
Join us at Saluda Grade Café during the month of February to celebrate Love! We are Thankful for you and Love to serve you!
 
Sundays have Changed to a new and fun Brunch from 11-3 and Dinner from 3-7 . We are so happy to be serving Traditional Eggs Benedict and Crab Cakes Benedict as well as Cinnamon Swirl and Carrot Cake Pancakes!! There are Sandwiches and Entrees to please the whole family! We also do Mimosas and Cranberry Prosecco drinks to make every Sunday a Celebration! Dinner Kicks off at 3 and features a full range of delicious from Appetizers to Desserts!
 
Valentine's Day Reservations now being taken! Saluda Grade Café will have special Sweetheart specials the entire week from Wednesday, February 13th to Sunday, February 18th. Menus will feature Panko Parmesan Fried Oysters, Italian Cheese Fondue with a Three Cheese gooey yumminess that only Gruyere, Fontina and Mozzarella can bring! Sautéed Crab Cakes, Rack of Lamb and Seared Duck Breast are all on the menu as well as Steaks and of course our House Made Mushroom Ravioli. Desserts are always a fun way to end a meal with your Valentine!   Almond Touille Cookies filled with Apricot Mousse and Raspberry Sauce are a light and bright sweet! Triple Chocolate Cake will of course be there...along with Lemon Curd and Mango Cheesecake. We are super excited to show you all that we have been working on!
Don't forget that The Annual Giving Tree will be up on Valentine's Night and remains until all the gifts are given. Everyone gets a Sweet Heart Gift from our Sweet town of Saluda! Gift Cards from Businesses and Special gifts to say We Love You! Join us for the Love!
 
Live Music every Friday Night with our Saluda Grade Band!    They play with Joy and Spirit! They bring friends in to join them and it grows with each new note! Join us in supporting Local, Amazing Musicians!!
Special Saturday Night February 3rd starting at 7pm Marshall Goers and Friends!! Join us in welcoming Marshall and his music to Saluda!
 
Photo by www.julsbuckmanphotography.com     
 
Green River BBQ  
Green River BBQ has Carolina Keno! Come join us as every 5 minutes the North Carolina Education Lottery gives you a chance to win up $100,000.  It is so much fun to play and fun to win! We also sell other lottery tickets such as the Powerball and Megamillions. 
 
Warm up with our tasty homemade soups daily and on Thursdays we offer Ana and Imelda Garcia's tamales. We have changing daily specials.
 
Refresh with one of our new local draft beers; Brown ales and porters along with your favorite light beers. Take advantage of our beer and wine specials. Appetizers are on special weekdays.
 
We are looking forward to the spring in the next few months, but until then the Patio will be open on nice days so your pets can join you outside.
 
Happy Valentine's Day! Join us for free Chocolate Cake!
 
NEW! Place your next To Go order online! Just go to our website www.greenriverbbq.com , select "Our Menu" and place your order!
 
Our Winter Hours:
Sunday & Monday, 11am-8PM
Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-9pm  

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
Super Bowl Sunday ...are you in charge of snacks?  Order a bread bowl from Wildflour and fill it with your favorite dip.  We recommend the sourdough or black Russian.  Place your order by Thurs., Feb.1 for pick up Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
 
Share the love on Valentine's Day with your favorite pizza, your favorite beer or wine and your favorite folks at Wildflour 
 
Winter Hours 
Monday : closed 
Tuesday : closed
Wednesday : 8:00 am - 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm for pizza  
Thursday : 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday : 8:00 am - 3:00 pm for breakfast and lunch  &
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm for pizza
Saturday : 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday Brunch : 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
 
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 
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February Hours:
Monday, Thursday, & Saturday: 10:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.
Wednesday & Friday: 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.  Wildflour's Pizza Night!
Sunday: 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. Wildflour's  Brunch Time!
Tuesday: CLOSED
 
171 East Main Street, Saluda, NC 
Wine Shop Phone:   828-749-9463
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Foundation Funds Duke TIP, Education Investments
The Polk County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that full scholarships will be available for qualifying students in Polk County and Landrum to attend Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) Summer Studies camps in 2018 and 2019. Interested students must be in the seventh or ninth grade in 2018 and 2019 to be eligible for a merit scholarship to attend Summer Studies camps in those years. The Foundation has not secured funding for merit scholarships in 2020 or subsequent years, but is actively pursuing all opportunities to continue this extraordinary program.   
 
Duke TIP is dedicated to serving academically talented students by working with students, families, and educators to identify and help students reach their highest potential. Duke TIP students are invited to take either the SAT or the ACT college entrance exams as seventh graders and those with qualifying scores may apply for the Summer Studies Program. These three-week camps occur on college campuses across North Carolina and Georgia and allow students to take part in interactive, inquiry-based courses that are equivalent to semester-long college courses.
 
Beginning in 2013, the Foundation's Board of Directors voted to approve a three-year pilot program to completely fund local middle and high school students' attendance at Duke TIP Summer Studies camps. Five years later, more than 125 full scholarships have been awarded to students in Polk County and Landrum who qualified for Duke TIP's Summer Studies Programs and student interest continues to grow.
 
Students and their families have overwhelmingly reported that the intellectual and social growth Duke TIP provided was a positive force in their lives, with students characterizing the experience as the "highlight" of their summer and "life-changing." Students have also stated that this program boosted their confidence, bringing some out of their shell by providing an environment in which they better fit in socially. Parents have also noted the positive influence of this program, including one parent who stated that her child came back from the experience more self-assured which created a positive ripple effect in her entire family.  
 
In addition to supporting Duke TIP scholarships, the Foundation provides a variety of funding for other educational programs, including support for:
­ Polk County Schools Summer Seminar camps where local teachers lead week-long seminars for local students at no cost.
­ Professional development trainings and conferences for local teachers and school guidance counselors.
­ Student intern programs at local nonprofit organizations and at the Polk County High School Farm.
­ A college advisor at Polk County High School and Early College.
­ The band program at Polk County High School so all students may play in the band, regardless of their ability to pay for this extracurricular activity.
­ Artist-in-residence programs at O.P. Earle Elementary and Landrum Middle schools, which culminate in "Kessler Cultural Evening" community receptions.
By providing funding for these programs and many others, the Foundation seeks to enrich the lives of all local students, their families and the community.
 
The Foundation is dedicated to advancing philanthropy and improving the quality of life for all citizens in our community through the generous support of donors. For more information about scholarship donor opportunities, including Duke TIP merit scholarships in 2020 or subsequent years, or other charitable giving options, please contact Elizabeth Nager at the Polk County Community Foundation by stopping by our offices at 255 S. Trade Street in Tryon or by calling (828) 859-5314.
Outdoor Adventures

Tryon Garden Club
Bring Your Valentine to Pearson's Falls  
Pearson's Falls will open February 1 for the 2018 season. The hours are Monday through Sunday 10 am to 5 pm (gates close at 4:00 pm). There is an admission charge; however, on Wednesday, February 14, there is a two for the price of one special in honor of Valentine's Day. Bring your sweetie and enjoy a crisp hike to the falls!
 
It has been icy up there so far this winter so dress warmly. There is a ¼ mile trail up through the glen to the 90' waterfalls. If we have another snow, it is an amazing time to hike the trail to the falls!
 
Pearson's Falls is located on Highway 176 N three miles from Tryon. Watch for signs on the left. From Saluda follow 176 S down the mountain about 3 miles. Follow the signs to Pearson's Falls on the right.
 
Or, at the intersection of Hwy 176 and Ozone Drive, you can turn right toward Saluda. Watch on the left side of the road for Pearson's Falls Rd which is across from the school. Turn left onto this road and follow it down to 2748 Pearson's Falls Rd. Pearson's Falls entrance will be on the right.
 
Visit Pearson's Falls at: 2748 Pearson's Falls Road, Saluda, NC 28773. For more information, contact the gatekeeper at Pearson's Falls, 828-749-3031 or go to our website: www.pearsonsfalls.org.
 
Submitted by Lucy Brannon   
 
 
Carolina activities for February:
 
Kudzu Warrior Workday
Every Monday @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join the Conserving Carolina "Kudzu Warriors" and help restore native habitat by helping to continue the fight against Kudzu, a non-native and invasive vine, at the Conserving Carolina owned Norman Wilder Forest off of Hwy 176.
 
Town of Tryon Lot Workday
Every Thursday @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Join the Conserving Carolina's AmeriCorps Project Conserve Habitat Restoration and Volunteer Coordinator, Max Howes, and help restore native habitat by helping to continue the fight against Kudzu, a non-native and invasive vine, at the Town of Tryon Lot near IGA.
 
Trails Crew Workday
Every Wednesday @ 9 am - 4 pm
Join the Rock Crushers on Conserving Carolina trails in the Hickory Nut Gorge in trail building and maintenance including digging trail tread/surface, removing vegetation, moving rocks, swinging sharp tools, having fun while working hard.
Seeking consistent weekly volunteers.
 
Volunteer Information Session
February 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am, February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, February 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Want to know more about Conserving Carolina and how you can help? Join us for a Volunteer Information Session at our Hendersonville Office, 847 Case Street. Learn more about our work and how you can make a difference.
 
Lewis Creek Workday
February 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Help maintain this rare Southern Appalachian bog habitat by removing non-native, invasive plant species!
 
Humphrey Farm Workday
February 16 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Help battle non-native invasive plant species on this protected property off North Mills River Road.
 
WCP Education Series "Talking About Death Will Not Kill You"
February 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carol Motley and Caroline Youngue, of the Carolina Memorial Sanctuary, North Carolina's first Conservation Burial Ground, will discuss green burial and cremation and provide a revival of all things natural about death and how we came to be so mortified by it. The program will be held at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve.
 
Our Changing Equestrian Landscape
February 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Featured speaker David Twiggs, Executive Director of the Masters of Foxhounds Association & Foundation and other panelists will speak on various aspects of how to protect land, followed by a question and answer session.
 
Florence Nature Preserve Workday
February 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Help restore natural habitat and protect rare plants and wildlife by removing non-native, invasive plants and maintaining an important meadow habitat.
 
Rush Mountain Workday
February 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
We will be live staking willows to help enhance the natural habitat, promote ecological diversity and restore native wetlands in western North Carolina.
 
To learn more visit Conserving Carolina's website, conservingcarolina.org, or contact Olivia at volunteer@conservingcarolina.org
 
Home Improvements
February is time to start thinking about those home improvements, repairs, and remodeling you are planning for spring. To line up your contractors and handyman, be sure to download the Saluda Service Directory or pick up at Beverly-Hanks office or Entegra Bank.
 
Making Your Saluda Home More Beautiful
The interior of our homes and businesses are as much a part of our daily landscape as the natural beauty that surrounds and is Saluda. While many of us may wish to spend more time in our gardens, on the river, or just taking in that fresh mountain air, much of our lives must go on inside. If you would like to improve your interior landscape with an upgrade to your kitchen or bathroom, but do not want the expense and hassle of tearing it apart and replacing it, consider having your countertops, bathtubs, and showers resurfaced by a skilled technician.
 
Photos of resurfaced sink before and after resurfacing.
Before
 
After
 
 
A local business in Polk County, ecocountertopsUSA delivers professional service at a fraction of the cost of what new will cost you, and all work can normally be completed in a single day.
 
Additionally, the numerous available colors ensure that most any interior design can be matched to provide a solid surface look that will certainly enhance the view of your living and working spaces.
 
For questions or to schedule an appointment for a free estimate, call Tim Bennett at (828) 817-3478 or email him at timbennett@ecocountertopsusa.com.
 
Handyman
Time to think about booking your handyman and carpenter for spring improvements. Michael Smith has been in Saluda for two years and has provided the following services for many Saludians.
 
Michael's Home Services
Handyman Services
Renovations / Repairs
Custom Sheds
Landscaping Services
Deck Repairs / Construction
Over 20 years of experience.
Michael Smith
919-931-3288
Tucked Away Treasures

Tucked away in various places in Saluda are many wonderful trees. Some of these special trees are natives and others are non-natives. Some were planted long ago by persons long forgotten and others were allowed to naturalize in place. All, however, are part of the natural legacy to be appreciated today by all of us whether native, new comers, or visitors.
 
The Pacolet Area Conservancy, now merged with Conserve Carolina, undertook a project spanning several years in the early 1990s to promote conservation of the area's natural heritage by seeking out and listing noteworthy tree specimens as "Treasured Trees."   During two periods of this project, two Saluda residents, Dave Prudhome and I, were instrumental at different times in the effort to identify and list outstanding specimens in the town.
 
The "Treasured Trees" noted in this article are but a few of the many in our town which appear on the conservancy's list and which make Saluda such a green haven. As you seek them out, you might ponder the lives of those who have made their contribution to our natural heritage and, at the same time, you may wish to think about what your contribution to that legacy might be.
The first concentration of "Treasured Trees" on the Conservancy's list that are easily accessible are to be found at Ivy Terrace on Main Street. There are eight listed trees at this location: 2 California incense cedars (Calocedrus decurrens California), 2 China firs (Cunninghamia lanceolate), a Norway spruce (Picea abies), an umbrella magnolia (Magnolia tripetala), a red maple (Acer rubrum), and an Eastern hemlock (Tsuga Canadensis). These trees date from the early 1890s when Capt. W. G. Henson of Charleston built Ivy Terrace as a summer retreat for his family.
 
A second location that is particularly well endowed with noteworthy specimens is the grounds of the Church of the Transfiguration on Charles Street. Trees of special note there include a dawn redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides) planted in the early 1970s as a memorial to a Gen. Myer-a WWII veteran who spent several summers in Saluda in his later years, a Norway spruce (Pices abies), a northern red oak (Quercus rubra), and a red maple (Acer rubrum) in the lower church yard. Two additional species of note here are several Eastern white pines (Pinus strobus) and an American holly (Ilex opaca). One additional noteworthy tree can be seen across the driveway that the church shares with Charles Street Garden. This chestnut oak (Quercus prinus) is the second largest of this specie to be found on the PAC listing.
 
Yet a third location that provides a concentrated display of "Treasured Trees" is to be found near the corner of Henderson and Gaffney Streets. In this instance, they are all of one specie-the tulip poplar (yellow poplar) (Liriodendron tulipifera). Five stately specimens can be viewed from this corner by looking up Gaffney and down Henderson. Several additional specimens no less worthy of being listed exist within the same two blocks.
 
As a footnote, floating around Saluda there is a panoramic photograph taken from Smith Hill at the end of the nineteenth century or the very beginning of the twentieth century. As far as the eye can see, what is now Saluda had been clear cut with only a few mature trees remaining here and there. As the lumber companies left, real estate developers arrived and parcels were sold to folks hungry for land on which to build a summer getaway. Saluda rapidly came into its own and nature healed its wounds.
 
Again, what will be the legacy for Saluda's future generations: a landscape sterile, predictable, and devoid of magnificent specimen trees or one rich in all of nature's variety?
 
Submitted by Walter Hoover
Saluda's Centennial Flashback
Saluda turns 137 on February 1, 2018 and to remind Saludians of what it was like when Saluda celebrated its 100 year centennial anniversary February 1, 1881, here's one of the opening remarks by Mayor E Cater Leland, Jr. The town planned a year's long celebration, after a birthday celebration and open house on February 16, 1881. Click here to read.
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New on the Market  
This classic 1890's farmhouse will evoke feelings of warmth and comfort because of its authentic heart pine floors,high ceilings,and bead board walls,& granite fireplace. Yet, historical meets modern in traditional historic home with upgraded kitchen, electric, plumbing, and upgraded bathrooms.Enjoy both formal spaces and informal for casual lifestyles. Outdoor living is at its best on large screened front porch and back deck. Spacious basement for family entertainment, full kitchen, bath & workshop. Lots of storage.Your antiques will love this home! Easy walk to downtown. 4BR, 3.5 BA, 2-Car Garage, MLS#3351692, $595,000
 
Enjoy historic Saluda while living just off of Main Street in this charming cottage. Main level living for you with two bedrooms and a bath upstairs.  3BR, 2BA, MLS#3334826, $250,000. UNDER CONTRACT! 
 
    
 
 
Enjoy this mountain contemporary home with lots of windows to let in the light and views. 4BRm 4.5BA, 3.13ac, MLS#3331917, $398,000 UNDER CONTRACT!
 
 
   
 
 
Luxurious private mountain getaway! One owner, custom-built, sparing no expense. MLS#3327954, $350,000 UNDER CONTRACT!
 
 
 
   
 
 
This spacious 3 BR 2.5 BA home sits in the heart of Tryon on 4 beautiful wooded lots w/ a mile of hiking trails. The views from all windows & doors are spectacular(especially in the spring & fall). MLS# 3323984, $410,000
 
 
 
  Totally renovated bungalow. It looks like a Plantation House inside and like a charming bungalow on the outside with an open porch on the front and a screened porch overlooking the mountains and valley on the side.  
Separate guest house and workshop. MLS#3328005, $315,000
 
 
Cozy ranch-style lake home at pristine and coveted Lake Sheila is great for main level living.Complete finished and walkout basement.Full lake privileges to enjoy boating (non-gasoline powered), fishing, and swimming. 3BR/2BA, MLS #
3308952, $219,000    
 
 
All the comforts of home will greet you when you enter this traditional style home. Floor to ceiling stone fireplace with gas logs on great room side and wood stove on kitchen side.Feel warmth and comfort from wood ceilings and beams and sunlight pouring in from south side of home. Enjoy year-long mountain panoramas from back deck and watch the sunset and sunrise. 5 acres of private land. 4BR, 2.5BA, MLS# 3303260, $379,000
 
  Your next energy efficient, high-quality, arts & crafts style mountain dream home is waiting for you in the established, naturally developed subdivision of Rixhaven. 3BR, 2.5BA, MLS# 3313478, $390,000 UNDER CONTRACT! 
 
 
 
Beautiful log home near Lake Hosea and just minutes from Saluda. 2BR, 2BA, MLS#3320033, $220,000 UNDER CONTRACT!
 
 
 
  
 
 
   
"South View"...wake up to the sunrise over the mountains; take in the beauty of the view morning, noon, & night! Hard to find such a spectacular view so close to downtown Saluda. MLS# 3286240, $315,000 
   
   
 
 
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Featured Properties!

 
Great Options in extra large manf. home on private wooded, .89ac knoll, 2 mins. to quaint town of Saluda. MLS#
3293104, 2595 SF, 3BR, 3BA, $199,900
 
 
 
 
Charming Saluda cottage plus potential investment property perfect for a B&B, short term rental or art studio! (660 sqft w/bath, efficiency kitchen, HVAC). Inviting screen porch, rich pine MLS#3293039, $389,900.




 
Porches galore and views form every room. This spacious 2 large bedrooms, open floor plan with loft is a great mountain retreat and a super place to relax and rest. MLS#3289244 $395,000 UNDER CONTRACT!

   
    
 
 
6 car garages accompany this large ranch home w/finished lower level settled on over 10 acres, within 3 mins. of quaint downtown Saluda. MLS#3287811 $399,000


 
 
Privately s ituated on an acre with fruit trees, mature plantings, brick home wit h lots of work space and storage in basement and over-sized garage. Beautifully cared for brick home in charming Saluda but without city taxes! Great deck spaces for outdoor fun and large rec room. 3BR, 2BA, 2-Car Garage, MLS#3269234, $240,000
 
Lakefront traditional home with many windows for viewing the lake just steps from the house. Special features include high ceilings, hardwood floors, office, sunroom, large master suite. 3BR, 2.5BA, 2-Car Garage, MLS# 3280597, $335,000
   
 
Enjoy views of long range vistas in A-frame built to take advantage of views.Finished basement Full privileges to enjoy coveted Lake Sheila for swimming, fishing, and boating (non-motorized). 3BR/3BA MLS#3308255, $385,000
 
 
   
Private mountain cabin with year round views that extend for 60 miles. Perfectly situated on 1.78 acres Open floor plan for the main living area is ideal for family and entertaining, leaving the second half of the home open for sleeping quarters. MLS#3312002, $188,000
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Build Your Custom Mountain Home
Can't find that perfect home?  Then just build it!
 
Great time to invest in lots and land!   
  Lake Lots
NEW! 6.40 ac. Lake Sheila, Water tap, septic, MLS# 3296972, $183,500
1.01 ac on Lake Adger, MLS# 3246170 , $85,000
.89 ac view lot at Lake Sheila, MLS#3254020, $82,000
Dun Roamin', Lot 1, .77 ac, lakefront, $39,000 MLS# 3284251
1.05 ac, Macedonia Lake, MLS# 3175119 , $75,000
 
Saluda City Lots
NEW! .59 ac, MLS#3326462, $40,000
NEW! 3 ac, MLS# 3305104, $79,900
.87 ac historic Columbia Heights area, MLS# 3273411, $109,000
.96 ac, Ozone Commercial, MLS#3213577, $125,000
.46 ac, MLS# 3151228 , $68,500
 
Piney Mountain
2.33 ac, MLS# 3174376 , $52,800
2.48 ac, MLS# 3237409 , $28.000
15.66 ac, MLS# 3237521 , 199,900

2.23 ac on corner lot, $32,000, MLS#3256215

1.65 Ac views, adj. NC Gamelands, $28,000, MLS#584643  
 
 View Lots
NEW! 5.21 ac Miller Mountain, MLS3326675, $60,000
NEW! 3.01 ac Miller Mountain, MLS#3326660 $40,000,
NEW! 2.59ac Mountain Vista, MLS#3323671, $49,000
NEW! 2.68ac Ocean View, MLS# 3311355, $45,000
5 ac, View, MLS # 3123117 $59,500
2.07 ac on Laurel Mountain Trail, MLS# 3133490 , $65,000
1.07 ac Mountain Vista, MLS# 3283946 $39,000
 
River Lots
5.39 ac on Green River, MLS# 3193798 , 205,000
 
More...
NEW! 6.56 ac. Unrestricted, creek, well, septic- MLS# 3306473, $59,000
NEW! 6.85 ac Rixhaven, MLS#3305979, $65,000
NEW! 2.30 ac Rixhaven, MLS# 3306477, $29,000
NEW! 2.97 ac, MLS#3310586, septic & well installed, $45,000
1.12 ac, Glen Echo, MLS# 3308001, $25,000
1.33 ac Morgan Creek, MLS# 3284644 , $49,900
2.08 ac in Whites Lake, creek, MLS# 3273455, $55,000
1.03 acres, just outside city limits, MLS# 3244790 , $55,000
4 ac, MLS# 3168763 , $38,000
1.76 ac, MLS# 3199724 , $36,500
1.66 ac, Whites Lake, MLS# 3231014 , $32,000
5.77 ac, bold stream, natural development, MLS#556067 $114,000
13+ ac Bear Creek, $126,000, MLS# 3219620
6.87 ac 1/2 mile from Ozone off Howard Gap w/ well and septic, along with a 5th wheel travel trailer. MLS#3294633, $120,000
 
Large Unrestricted Acreage
41.74 ac Red Horse Lane off Mtn. Page Rd. $329,900, MLS#3260512
37+ ac, MLS# 3225752 , $278,100
30+ ac, MLS# 3225718 , 226,500
38.01 ac, MLS# 3193033 , 186,000
13.63 ac, MLS# 3219620 , 126,000
10.50 ac, MLS# 3228565 , 109,000
10 Acres, MLS # 3148496 , $125,000
21.4 ac, MLS# 3148326
m $122,000
38.5 1  ac, MLS#3331555,160,000 
 
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