Saluda Lifestyles - Monthly Ezine about all things Saluda, NC
Where Time Stands Still  
  July 2017  
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Community Calendar
Dates to Remember
Saluda Historic Depot
Saluda Train Tales
City Notes
Saluda Center News
Saluda Community Land Trust
Saluda Tailgate Market
Saluda Garden Club
Women's Club
Thursday Golf
Health & Wellness
Saluda Library
Through Our Eyes
Saluda School
Saluda Church Services
US Post Office
What's Happening in Music and Art
Coon Dog Day
Top of the Grade
Summer Tracks
Saluda Scoop
Sister City Update
Historic Home Tour
Outdoor Adventures
The Write Stuff
I Remember Saluda
Saluda Classifieds
Annual Calendar
Saluda Lifestyles Marketplace
Visitor Information Links
Music and Entertainment
Area News Media
Saluda Lifestyles
Saluda Property & Real Estate

Your Home Town Advantage  
Buy Local and Support Saluda Realtors

Click on the pictures to link to  Western NC MLS Listing (links may expire, visit to view featured listings.) 

All Saluda properties are 20 to 30 minutes from the new Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC. Live at the top of the grade for cooler temperatures and long-range mountain views!

To view all Home and Land Properties for sale in Saluda, please click here.  

New on the Market 

"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, $325,000
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
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 $416,000
Wonderful first time home buyers dream. Within walking distance from downtown.The home is low maintenance and the yard is an easy keep, ready for your garden. The open great room, with a fireplace, is open to the kitchen and dining area. The attached one car garage has interior access. MLS# 3289304, $199,900
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 $429,000 
Beautiful custom built home with rocking chair front porch, Cathedral ceiling living room w/gas fireplace, formal dining, kitchen w/breakfast area, master suite on main w/whirlpool tub, ceramic tile & walk-in closet, MLS#3287543, $329.000
Lakefront traditional home with many windows for viewing the lake just steps from the house. 2-Car garage and master on the main level for ease of access and use. Special features include high ceilings, hardwood floors, office, sunroom, large master suite. 3BR, 2.5BA, 2-Car Garage, MLS# 3280597, $389,900
Privately situated on an acre with fruit trees, mature plantings, brick home with 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, $255,000
Gorgeous mountain views and unbelievable gardens with pond and pathways. Workshop in basement. 2 BR Guest Cottage, 5.8 acres,
MLS#3193283, $536,800 UNDER CONTRACT 
Relax on the front porch of this immaculate mountain cabin after hiking to the creek. Then come inside, build a fire, and read your favorite book. During summer months, take a dip in the creek or swim in the neighborhood pool. This is the perfect mountain retreat. 2BR, 2BA, MLS#3262681, $175,000
Experience nature from your back deck. Outdoor living at its best. Multi level decking, waterfall into Koi pond, stone fire pit and beautiful plants that the birds and butterflies enjoy. Quality log construction, granite counters, built in sauna off the master bedroom, upper covered porches to take in the view. MLS#3258083, $447,500
Major fixer upper or tear down in excellent location! Home sits on three lots. Located in a historic and quiet neighborhood a block from Main Street Saluda. *Approximately 1780 of sq feet heated by a wood stove. MLS#3259246, $80,000

Enjoy charming Saluda and walk to Main Street for dining, shopping and fun! This home is a gem close to it all. Lots of natural light, a deck for outdoor entertaining, tons of storage in the basement which also offers another full bath and could be easily finished or your studio/workshop creative spaces. This home is light and bright! MLS#
3253329, $275,000 
Lake Sheila A Frame with stone fireplace to cozy up to on a cool winter night.1-ac level lot adjoins preserved watershed. Master on the main. Partial finished basement for extra sleeping quarters and recreation.Enjoy swimming, fishing, boating in 28 ac pristine, private mountain lake. MLS#3232826, $235,000. 
sunset Looking for lake property in Saluda.
Click here to visit a hidden gem only four miles from downtown Saluda.
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Build Your Custom Mountain Home
Just Can't Find the Perfect M o untain  Home? Then Build It!

Lots and Land
  Lake Lots
NEW! 1.01 ac on Lake Adger, MLS# 3246170 , $85,000
NEW! .89 ac view lot at Lake Sheila, MLS#3254020, $82,000
Lake Sheila, 1.21 ac MLS#3213167, $85,000
Dun Roamin', Lot 1, .77 ac, lakefront, $39,000 MLS#518705
1.05 ac, Macedonia Lake, MLS# 3175119 , $75,000
Saluda City Lots 
NEW! .87 ac historic Columbia Heights area, MLS#
3273411, $109,000
.96 ac, Ozone Commercial, MLS#3213577, $125,000
.46 ac, MLS# 3151228 , $68,500
.23 ac, MLS#591373, $48,000 UNDER CONTRACT 
.11 ac Historic Commercial zoning, MLS# 3216007 , $78,000
Piney Mountain
2.33 ac, MLS# 3174376 , $52,800
2.48 ac, MLS# 3237409 , $28.000
15.66 ac, MLS# 3237521 , 199,900

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

1.65 Ac views, adj. NC Gamelands, $28,000, MLS#584643  
View Lots 
NEW! 1.07 ac Mountain Vista, MLS# 3283946
5 ac, View, MLS
# 3123117 $59,500
2.07 ac on Laurel Mountain Trail, MLS# 3133490 ,
River Lots
5.39 ac on Green River, MLS# 3193798 , 205,000
NEW!1.33 ac Morgan Creek, MLS# 3284644
, $49,900
NEW ! 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 ac in Glen Echo, Winter views, MLS#587188, $26,000
1.66 ac, Whites Lake, MLS# 3231014 , $32,000
5.77 ac, bold stream, natural development, MLS#556067 $114,000
Large Unrestricted Acreage 
NEW! 25+ ac, Fork Creek, $148,000, MLS#
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 , 126,000
10 Acres, MLS # 3148496 , $125,000
21.4 ac, MLS# 3148326 m $122,000

Looking for a Spring/Summer
 Vacation Retreat?
  Click here to download this list of referral properties.
 (Please contact property owners directly.) 
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 June 30, 2017). 


Sales              Closed   Pending 

Homes 2017       40          10                               

Homes 2016       34            0       


Land 2017            9            6   

Land 2016            8            0  


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

Click here to see a 2017 1 Qtr Report of Western NC by Beverly-Hanks. 


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
Coon Dog Day July 8, 2017.

Saluda Business Association
regular monthly meeting July 11 at 5:30 at the Orchard Inn.
Saluda Community Land Trust meets the first Wednesday of month at 3pm at Saluda Presbyterian Church. July 5. 

Saluda Tailgate Market, 2017 Season open Friday,  4:30 to 6:30. 
The Historic Saluda Committee taking a break. No meetings in June and July.  
Sing! With The Saluda Community Singers,
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm at Old St. Matthews Church, 396 Irving Street.  
Women's Club will meet July 11 at 1aam at the Martha Ashley's Crystal Pond for a picnic.
Saluda Train Tales , July 21 at 7pm, Saluda Historic Depot.
Saluda Garden Club will take a break and in July and meet on August 18.
Saluda Center Potluck and Bingo, July 31 at 6pm.
Saluda Welcome Table at the Saluda Methodist Church every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:45pm. Everyone is welcome.
Brown Bag- Available, August 18, 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.
4th of July Fireworks
july 4 Saluda
Orchard Lake Campground in Saluda. Visit website
for directions. Fireworks will be held on Monday, July 3 and start at dark. 

55th annual Fabulous Fourth on Tuesday, July 4 in Columbus from 10 to 10.  Music, Food, Amusement Rides, Fun for all ages!  Fireworks start at 9:45.    
4th of July Patriotic Tribute Concert and Fireworks: features a tribute to our veterans and presentation of the colors by the Hendersonville Honor Guard. Followed by the Music on Main concert and dance series. Ending the evening is a 4th of July fireworks show. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., 201 South Main St., Hendersonville, 828-693-9708,
Coon Dog Day Breakfast
The Polk County Unity Lodge located on Ozone Drive will hold its Coon Dog Day Breakfast on Coon Dog Day, July 8, from 7:30am to 11am. Menu will be eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, grits, and a drink all for $6.00. We will also be hosting the bloodmobile and anyone donating a pint of blood will receive a free breakfast.
All proceeds will go to charity. Come for a great time and see the improvements to our lodge.
Saluda Historic Depot News

Museum Open Thursday-Sunday, noon to 4pm. 
Check out current exhibits and events at .
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
Annual Membership Campaign Launched
Thanks to all of you who have already purchased your annual membership to the Depot. We are up to more than 275 + memberships sold!
The Saluda Historic Depot launched an annual membership drive. Individual memberships are $25 and include a 10% discount on non-consigned items, souvenirs, T-shirts, books, posters, and other gift items. This is an opportunity for all Saludians to fulfill the vision for Saluda's landmark treasure.
Please send your $25 membership to Saluda Historic Depot, PO Box 990, Saluda, NC 28773, memo "2017 Membership." You can also purchase online at .
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.

Retail Space Available at Saluda Historic Depot
Approx. 500SF available, $550/month plus utilities. Prime location on historic Main St. Call Judy Ward at 828-674-5958.

Saluda Train Tales & Videos
The Saluda Historic Depot board is grateful to Bob Keeton who donates his time, equipment, and expertise to provide a sound system and video Saluda Train Tales each month.  Bob also, has created videos to highlight the Saluda Grade story. Here's a link to two recent videos and more can be seen at

Video Links
Lucas Safrit 
Lucas Safrit
Saluda Train Tales with Historical Interpreter and Volunteer at the NC Transportation Museum

Flight Down the Saluda Grade 
Flight Down the Saluda Grade

Saluda Historic Depot Visits NC Transportation Museum
The board took a road trip to Spencer, NC to visit the NC Transportation Museum .
This family-friendly place is a 60 acre site filled with interesting exhibits and special events. 
Four large exhibit buildings represent the remaining structures of the historic Spencer Shops, once Southern Railroad's largest steam locomotive repair facility on the east coast.

Buildings include the Back Shop, the Master Mechanic's Office, the Flue Shop and the 37-stall Bob Julian Roundhouse.  The museum is a source of education and fun for the young and old. 
There's plenty to see and do. Take a train ride ! Go on a scenic excursion , participate in Day Out With Thomas , or take THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride .  There's something for all to enjoy. 
     Saluda Historic Depot Calendar  
July 21 -Saluda Train Tales
Mike Lassiter and Scott Galloway- Producers of Our Vanishing Americana: A Portrait of NC 
August 18 - Saluda Train Tales Raymond "Bo" Brown, SR Collector and Writer
September 15 - Saluda Train Tales Local Month,  Come tell your story! 
October 9 - Annual Golf Tournament  
October 20 - Saluda Train Tales Ray Rapp, curator of How the West Was Won: Transformation of NC from Mars Hill University
November 17 -Saluda Train Tales by Granddaughters of Mr. Patterson, Engineer of Helper Train
December 15 - Saluda Train Tales Movie Night
Donations and memberships to the Saluda Historic Depot in 2017 will enable us to receive matching 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 Train Tales
"Our Vanishing Americana" Returns to Saluda July 21, 7pm
Someone once said, "If you start forgetting how things began, you stop beginning things." With un-daunting energy and perseverance, Mike Lassiter spent six years traveling across the state of North Carolina, looking for the lifeblood of small towns, community icons and historic businesses-the beginnings of Tar Heel commerce, livelihoods, family enterprises. At first it was old storefronts and signage that captured his imagination; soon he became enamored with the people inside the buildings and their stories.

Lassiter's photo shoot turned into a decades-long odyssey covering 30,000 miles and 100 counties, yielding Our Vanishing Americana ,a 2006 photo book followed by a 2009 PBS documentary of the same name. Lassiter will share discoveries from his journey when he brings "Our Vanishing Americana -- A North Carolina Portrait" to the Saluda Historic Depot for Saluda Train Tales, Friday, July 21 at 7 pm. Joining Mike is Scott Galloway who was the film director and producer for the PBS documentary. Mike and Scott will tell how they "discovered" the small town of Saluda and its two general stores operating on Main Street just like they had for decades, and how the people of Saluda enchanted them.

In the old days, before big box retailers and interstates, folks relied on mainstays within their communities. Pretty much whatever anyone needed they purchased at the general store. (As they say at Mast Store, the granddaddy of all NC's general stores, "If you can't buy it here, you don't need it.") Back then, folks gathered their news while sitting around a pot-bellied stove at the hardware store or in a chair at the barber shop. The local druggists whipped up cures for whatever ailed their customers (or their customers' livestock); likewise, they created some of the tastiest confections known to youngsters, ice cream sodas and orangeades. For entertainment, nothing beat the picture show or a meal out. Today, some of these institutions still survive-a few thriving, others mere skeletons of their former selves. Often, just a faded signpost or abandoned marquee is all that's left and must suffice to conjure a memory of how life used to be.

The book and documentary explore not only beginnings, but continuations, and sadly a few endings, too. It showcases second-, third- and, in a few rare cases, fifth-generation businesses. Nine chapters, each devoted to one business genre-from general stores to barber shops to theatres- include an informative and entertaining essay and numerous photographs. A county-by-county index follows, making Our Vanishing Americana a testament to North Carolina's unsung heroes and an indispensable guide to the state's treasures and will be shown in its entirely during Saluda Train Tales.

Mike Lassiter practices law in Statesville. He now lives in Davidson with his three children.
Scott Galloway owns the film and television production company Susie Films. He has directed and produced two theatrically released documentary films: A Man Named Pearl and Children of All Ages. He also written and directed two PBS national specials: Our Vanishing Americana, a look at the rapid decline of family businesses and Overdraft, a deep look into the federal debt crisis.

Galloway's films have won multiple film festival awards, Tellys, a Cine Golden Eagle and Prestige Film Award. He has also produced and executive produced more than 800 television programs for networks including ABC, A&E, ESPN, Food Network, HGTV, History Channel, PBS and Travel Channel. In 2014, Galloway created and launched the 100 Words Film Festival.
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.  Doors open at 6:30. Presentation is 7pm to 9pm. The events are free and voluntary donations are appreciated.
CityCity Notes

Approximately 125 bricks were laid in the park in May!

In June, The City of Saluda approved a bid to pour the slab for the Public Restrooms at Pace Park!
More engraved bricks are needed to lead up to the new facility and help with the cost of construction 
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

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Minutes from previous month's town council meetings are posted on this site. To receive monthly notices about town meetings, please email and ask to be placed on the email list.  
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 July calendar. For more information about activities or to find out how to rent the Saluda Center, please contact the center at 828-749-9245. 
The Saluda Center Book Club will meet on July 6 at 2 pm to discuss La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith. Hope to see you there.
  La Stone is a widow who, as the Nazi threat looms, assembles a ragtag orchestra in rural Suffolk in hopes of altering "the temper of the world." She falls for one of her recruits, a Polish pilot with a suspicious past. But patriotism trumps passion, leaving La to worry if her life will always be "a play in which I have no real part." In McCall-Smith's quintessentially English world, perseverance, pots of tea and the power of music will show the way.

The Social Singles of Saluda Potluck Dinner will be Thurs., July 13 at 5pm. Our group is for men and women over the age of 40. If you have a partner or are separated, we consider you single. Just bring a dish of your choice for all of us to share. Call Anita Ogden Moore at 828-749-3335 for more information.

Community potluck and bingo will be Mon., July 31 at 6pm. Bring a dish to share with others.
Medicare assistance is available by appointment with a trained SHIIP volunteer, 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. 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 to be added to our email list.   
The Saluda Center is located at 64 Greenville St. Phone is 828-749-9245.   
Saluda Way Sign Refreshed
Thanks to a grant awarded by the Polk County Appearance Committee, the Saluda Downtown Foundation in cooperation with the City of Saluda, replaced the aging and overgrown evergreens at the Saluda Marquee on Ozone and 176.  Jon Cannon and staff removed the old trees.  Two maple trees and foundation shrubs were then planted (thanks Doc Hearn) that will provide year-round color and interest.  Sean Mintz and company power washed the stone foundation and the letters were repainted to the original black.

We hope you enjoy the results of our community working together. 
Susie Hearn
Saluda Downtown Foundation Design Committee
Saluda Community Land Trust
Swimming Lessons
Free Swim Lessons again this year at Twin Lakes, Saluda.
The lessons will be for three weeks this year starting on June 19 and running through July 7. Lessons are for children ages 10 months to 13 years. For information on how to register your child please email . Please include your Name, Cell Phone Number, and Email address. We will send you information on how to register your child and how to select their lesson dates and times online. These daily individual swimming lessons are provided free of charge courtesy of a Polk County Community Foundation grant to the Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT). A greeting from the instructor Brian Lilburn, "We are so excited to be coming back to Saluda. The positive feedback we received was overwhelming, and we are looking forward to teaching even more children this year and giving more skills to the children who came last year. We have added an extra week and are bringing a second instructor in hopes of accommodating everyone. The lessons will be Monday through Friday, June 19-23rd, June 26-30th, and July 3-7th and the classes will run from 9-6."
Find out more about the program at
Walk in the Woods
July 2 - Saluda Nature Park
1 mile moderate to strenuous walk 2 hours through the woods, across a stream and up to the vista at Judd's Peak. The trail head is located on Chestnut Street on past the Saluda Dog Park.
July 16 - Twin Lakes
This is an Open Swim invitation 11:00 - 4:00. Swimming and hiking. Bring your own picnic. Enjoy a guided walk on the trails of Twin Lakes, one which leads to a meditation platform. Leave Fido at home, please.
August 6 - Saluda Mountain Passage
This is a moderate 3.5 mile, 2-3 hour hike with a drop-off on Heatherly Heights Road and pick up at Talisman Camp on NC 25. Map available at .
Walkers meet 2pm at the parking lot of the Saluda Library. 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 each walk with comfortable shoes, a walking stick, water, and a snack.  Please provide any pertinent medical history to your guide.  Many of these hikes will access private property.
For more information click here or contact Chuck Hearon at (828) 817-0364 or .
A little work, a little food
Come have a fun time doing something good for the environment, playing and working in the water while your children slide down a small waterside or take a hike, and then be rewarded with hamburgers or hot dogs and a beverage of your choice for lunch afterwards. The place is Todd Kolb's home on Pearson Falls Rd. (first driveway on the right past the tunnel). The day is Saturday, July 15, and the time is 10 am until after lunch. The more the merrier! Come join us. Call 828-749-1560 or email SCLT office for details.

Kudzu and Other Invasives
at SCLT are still working on removing kudzu. Our prime site is Judd's Peak Lookout. We are slowly working our way down the hill. The area where we cleared the kudzu has become a milkweed garden.  When the kudzu is removed many native plants spring up.

In the past, we have sprayed this area with kudzu specific herbicide and now we are removing the crown from the root of the plant.  This can be done anytime of the year. If you are interested in learning to decrown or just want to help us, please call the office and we will get back to you.
Weather permitting, work days will be 9am the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. In July we will meet the 13th and the 27th.
Open Swim Wednesdays Starting i n Mid July
Starting July 19th, Twin Lakes will sp onsor Wednesdays that are open to the publ ic. Come picnic, hike, splash, swim and enjoy this great community resource. A volunteer will greet you and answer any questions. Be aware there is no life guard on duty and all swim at their own risk. Adults must remain with their children. Hours are from 11-4 each Wednesday from mid July through August. Donations toward the up keep of Twin Lakes are greatly appreciated.
SCLT Monthly Board Meeting
Join us on the first Wednesday of each month, this month July 5, 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 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 . We look forward to your comments and suggestions.

Saluda Tailgate Market
May- October Fridays, 4:30-6 :30

Plan your shopping trip:
Bradley Farms with eggs, beef, pork, chicken and lamb from time to time
Good Things Grow Here with eggs and vegetables of the season
High Valley Farm with 36 varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomato plants and cool weather plants
Living Herbs with herbs for your garden and container 
Forest Creek Farm and Nursery  with lettuce, salad mix, and mushrooms
Piece O' Cake with pound cakes and brownies
Posey Hollow Farm with vegetables of the season
Rose's Best with jams and jellies and quiches
Wildflour Bakery offering bread and sweet and savory pastries
Walter Hoover with Japanese irises, kale, collards and celery
Lark's Table with savory and sweet strudels
Flatlanders Peak Flower Farm  with beautiful selection of bearded irises
Silly Azza Farm with eggs and herbs
Sacred Mountain Herbals with soap and other herbal products
Growater Farm with vegetables of the season
Blue Ridge Mountain Trout with fresh trout
EBT Cards are accepted at the market in exchange for EBT tokens in $1 increments. Debit and credit cards are accepted in exchange for cash tokens in $5 increments.

If you would be interested in vending at our market, please send quest ions to: . I nformation, application, and rules and reg ulations are posted at: .
For more information, please contact Shelley DeKay at 828-606-5713.
Saluda Garden Club

spring park
Saluda Garden Club will not meet in July so members and families can enjoy 4th of July celebrations and Coon Dog Day festivities. Our next meeting will be August 21st. Details will be in the August issue of Lifestyles.

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 August! 
Women's Club
The Women's Club Of Saluda will not be holding its regular monthly meeting at the Presbyterian Church on Carolina Street this month.  Members will take a summer break on July 11 by having a picnic at Martha Ashley's pond.  Members and their guests are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and towels for a time of fun and fellowship.  We will begin around 11:00 am. 
For more information or directions, 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 to wisely use our resources to advance the dreams of our future leaders.
As always, visitors are welcome to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, please contact Marlin Beckham at 828-808-2439.
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.
Health and Wellness

New Location!  Saluda Senior Center
Soulshine offers our community classes where each person can embark on their own personal journey of strength and flexibility, peace and love.  Please join us as we grow together, weaving a community of loving support and healthy living!
Monday     8:15 a.m.  Core/flow
Tuesday    9:30 a.m.  Gentle Yoga
Thursday   6 p.m.   Yin Yoga
Friday       8:15  a.m.  Core/flow
Please visit for more information on classes and massage or call Dori Ray, LMBT, NC 8190 at 828.808.8334 or 828.749.3395.
Soulshine welcomes all levels of yoga experience.  All classes are adaptable to your ability.

Conveniently located at 64 Greenville Street on the lower level.

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 .  

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.
Contact Ken Gardner (864)275-4441, Danny Beck (843)697-0047 or Cassandra (828)749-3794 for any questions you may have.

Click here for directions to the Saluda Center. 64 Greenville, St.  
Time for a Summer Tune-Up
The Feldenkrais Method® is a discipline that explores the infinite ways our intentions and our awareness of what we are doing can improve our quality of experience: Improve posture, balance, coordination, digestion. Enhance visual perception, athletic and artistic performance, and meditation practices. Prevent injuries, or facilitate recovery from injury in ways that complement other approaches.
At Feldenkrais Saluda, Jane Ella offers individual sessions by appointment. They're called "Functional Integration Lessons" because you learn new ways of moving with more efficiency and elegance.
Feldenkrais Saluda is at 27 Pearson Falls Rd, just around the corner off Main Street in the back of Nostalgia Court. Email or call Jane Ella to find out how a Feldenkrais practice can benefit you, and check out these websites:
Jane Ella Matthews, M.Ed, GCFP
Mindful Flow at Isothermal 
The last Mindful Flow class will be offered at the Isothermal Community College from July 11 thru August 15, a 6-week series costing $30 ($5/class). After Labor Day, Jo will be teaching two new classes; Yo-Chi and Tone, Stretch, and Breathe. More details on these classes coming later. A description of Mindful Flow is below. Call ICC to register, 828-894-3092. The series number is 49080.
Mindful Flow is a class focusing 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. Jo is certified in Reiki I and uses this energy work during the Tranquility cool down of her Mindful Flow class. Please bring a yoga mat. A blanket is optional.   All ages and body types are Welcome!
Bio: J o Rytter is a certified Kripalu Movement Instructor. She has also completed training in Yo-Chi and the Golden Hearts Senior Fitness Program. Jo has been teaching various exercise/movement classes for 17 years. In this area, she has taught classes across the Foothills, and teaches several classes at the ICC Polk Center.
Saluda Community Library
Paul Koenen
Saluda Community Library
July 5 @ 2:30pm
Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium
Learn more about turtles and lizards in this interactive program with live animals!
July 19  @ 2:30pm
*Saluda Elementary School School Gym*
Tap N Shake with the Moozic Lady
Musician Sonia Brooks will perform folk music while participants tap and shake to the rhythm!   

July 10 @ 2pm
Fairy Houses
Build a fairy house out of moss, mushrooms, and other materials from nature to display in your own garden.
July 24 @ 2pm
Super Smash Brothers Tournament
Smash them all for your chance to win the coveted trophy as the winner of the Super Smash Brothers competition.

July 3 @ 2pm
July 10 @ 2pm
July 31 @ 2pm
Learn how to bullet journal! A free bullet journaling class is held at the Saluda Library on alternating Mondays. Bring a dot or graph paper journal with you to class. All other materials will be provided. Contact Amelia Hill at or (828) 894-8721 x226 for more information.
44 W. Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773
Tel. (828) 749-2117
Mon.-Fri. 9am - 6pm
Sat. 9am - 1pm
Through Our Eyes
As Seen Through Saluda School Kids
My name is Zetta.  I am in the 4th grade. Last week we drew a silhouette of a Winter tree.  This was the positive shape.  The space betwee n the branches are the negative spaces.
In the negative spaces we added color with pastel chalks.  Only cool colors were allowed.  Blue, Violet and Green match the Winter Season.
My art work looks like a lovely stain-glass window.
Saluda Elementary School
   Joe Adams
      Saluda Elementary School  
July 10-21:
--Summer School

School's Out for Summer
Visit our school website at:   
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. 
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! 
Saluda Presbyterian
Adult SS 10:00 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
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
Saluda Methodist Church
The Reverend Laurie Crowe
SS 10:00 am
Worship Service 11:00 am

Please check with your church about Easter Sunrise Service on Orchard Hill. 
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. 
"Hotfun in the Summertime" 
So coon dog day banner the song goes and tru e for Saluda as the small mountain town prepares for its 54th annual Coon Dog Day. This homecoming tradition always takes place the Saturday after July 4th, bringing everyone to town from all over western NC as well as summer folks from the low country to celebrate and give homage to the great hunting Coon Dog.
Coon Dog Day started as a "Chicken Dinner" to raise money for the failing raccoon population and soon became an annual fundraiser for the Blue Ridge Coon Dog Association. After the success of the "Old Prospector's parade" which celebrated the opening of the new Rock and Mineral Museum in 1962, organizers of the annual Coon Dog Day decided to include a parade. This has become a popular, quirky parade filled with fire trucks, antique cars, floats, tractors, hillbilly clans, a king and queen, and of course, lots of dogs!
See below for all the activities and schedules to plan your "hot fun in Saluda" on July 8, 2017.
What's Happening in Music & Art

What's Happening at the Purple On ion 

Now Open Wednesday for Dinner
The Purple Onion will be extending Wednesday hours to 9 PM this Wednesday to celebrate the arrival of summer. Longer days, abundant sunshine and afternoon thunder showers so reminiscent of Saluda summers mean an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables from our local farmers. Come in and enjoy the season's bounty with new dishes featuring okra, broccoli, sweet corn, summer squash, tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries and peaches.
Wine And Dine Wild Wednesday
Inspired by wild salmon, Carolina shrimp, foraged mushrooms and other wild delicacies which happen to share the season with our summer menu, The Purple Onion will feature one of these yummy summer specialties every Wednesday evening. To further enhance your dining pleasure, all full bottles of wine are 25% off. So, take a walk on the wild side, wine and dine with us Wednesday evenings and make hump day a happy occasion at the Purple Onion.

Monday - Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday Brunch
11:00 - 3:00
Open on the 4th of July
Coon Dog Day Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Closed Sunday, July 9
Sunday, July 9 is a little beyond the midway point of 132 consecutive days of being open and given that it falls the day after Coon Dog Day, we thought it would be a good day for all of us to stay home and rest up for the final stretch of summer.
Live Music Calendar
July 1 - Drovers Old Time Medicine Show
Playing hard charging, moonshine fueled bluegrass with a good dose of country humor thrown in for the folks.
July 6 - Scoot Pittman
Like mama's Southern cookin' sticks to your gut, Scoot's booty shakin' rhythms and endless repertoire of songs will satisfy that sweet spot in your brain, keep a smile on your face and your toes tappin'.
July 13 Roots & Dore 
Organic acoustic blues and soul from the WNC musicians Riyen Roots & Kenny Dore.  

July 15 The Lonesome Road Band
  One mic, three voices, making great bluegrass music.
Jul 20 Michael Reno Harrell
"A true treasure of the Southeast and of all the artists we hang our hat on" WNCW.
Jul 22 Joseph Hasty & Centerpiece
Polished, acoustic jazz, swing tunes, Latin rhythms and smooth vocals.

Jul 27 The Paper Crowns 
A gumbo of Appalachian folk and bluegrass, Delta blues and southern gospel.

Jul 29 JPQ Band 
Jim Peterman returns with his fabulous, funky, jazz and R & B band.
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!!
Wednesdays at High Noon....Debbie Camacho "The Voice of an Angel " sings and plays acoustic guitar. Debbie makes Wednesday Lunches special with her talents...listen carefully...she sings original songs occasionally that might include a little local color. She is a masterful song writer and can make a song up in a moments inspiration.
Tuesday 5-9,
Wednesday - Saturday 11-3 Lunch, 5-9 Dinner
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
Dancer's Extension dancersextension
The summer adult beginner ballet series be gins July 10 and meets each Monday at 5:30PM through August 14.  No registration, experience, or special shoes are required.  All you need is the desire to stretch and move.  Drop-in guests are welcome to class!
Join us for our summer dance camps!  Ages 3-6 meets the week of July 24-28 and ages 7-11 meets the week of July 31-August 4.  Camps meet daily fro m 9AM-12Noon, with an impromptu performance in the studio on Friday.  Learn basic dance positions and steps.  Collaborate to create your own unique group dance story, complete with props.  Stories, snacks and crafts each day!
Classes for the 2017-2018 academic year begin on Tuesday, September 5.  We offer youth classes in introductory ballet, creative movement, ballet, pointe, jazz and contemporary. Don't miss out on the fun and creativity!  New students and beginners are always welcome.
Contact the studio for more information and to register. Space is limited, so register early!

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 

Random Arts has been an integral part of Saluda's creative lifestyle community for over 22 years, and this October we are hosting an acrylic painting workshop with acclaimed, international mixed media artist, Gillian Lee Smith, from the United Kingdom.
Originally from the East of Scotland, she recently moved to the beautiful, rugged and inspirational North-East coast of England. She now works from her studio focusing on narrative art inspired by individuals and communities and their impact and relationship with the land and the environment in which they live. This combines her fascination with history, people, the coast and storytelling.
5 day Acrylic Paint Workshop. Oct 9-13, 2017
During this 5-day course, we will be working on creating highly expressive portraits in mixed media and acrylic paints.
Beginning with charcoal portraits to explore shadows and light, mark making and expression we will then move into working with inks, mixed media and acrylic paints.
Her own work focuses not on creating perfection but on representing the spirit of humanity with layers, expressive mark making and use of color and contrast.
We will be exploring great contrasts of dark and light, atmosphere, expression, composition and surface. We will also be thinking about portraying emotion and the human spirit in our work to create atmospheric and expressive representations of ourselves and others. You will create several drawings and portrait paintings and finish the week with a host of tips to further develop your own portrait paintings.
This class is for those with some portrait painting experience.
Cost: $750 for a full 5 days.
To register, email or call 828-749-1165  
For more about Gillian, click  HERE. 

Jim Carson   AIS 
Painting The Town/Mastering The Citysc ape
Aug. 18-19, 2017 Friday-Saturday
Jim Carson will offer another cityscape workshop, titled "Painting the Town/ Mastering the Cityscape", on Friday-Saturday, Aug. 18-19, 2017. This will be a two day workshop. In this indoor workshop, we will learn to simplify the shapes and design of the city, so as to paint those scenes in a fresh and spontaneous manner, instead of stiff and lifeless. On the first day, there will be a brief, but helpful, discussion on perspective.

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.
Jim's next regularly scheduled Saluda workshop is "Plein Air/ Painting Fall from Life", Oct. 19-21.
For more information, visit the "news/ workshop" link at , email or call 828-749-3702.  

William Jameson: New Workshop Locations   
Painting Cashiers, July 27-29, 2017
Cashiers, NC
Come paint with us at David Berger's Mountain Mist Gallery where we will work from photographic references and learn to translate them into successful paintings. The workshop includes demonstrations, critiques and one to one instruction in your choice of media. Open for beginners to advanced, this workshop is limited to 8 participants and is expected to fill quickly. Register through David Berger at 828-743-1801 or Bill Jameson at 828-749-3101 or

"EXPLORING LIGHT" August 17-19, 2017
Greenville Center for Creative Arts, Greenville, SC
Light is perhaps the most important natural element for our daily existence. Through painting, we will explore the effects of both warm and cool light as well as dramatic and subtle light, learning to look for and paint reflected light. We will work from both photographic reference and from life. This workshop will include demonstrations, critiques, and one to one instruction in oil, acrylic and watercolor. Registration is through Liz Smith at 864-276-1287.
"FALL ON THE BLUE RIDGE" 10/23-27, 2017
Saluda, NC
This workshop consists of 5 painting days exploring the landscape of the Southern Blue Ridge. We'll begin the workshop in the studio Monday morning with talks and demonstrations, have an early lunch ("Dutch") at one of Saluda's delightful cafes and head out to paint. Fall foliage, waterfalls and winding streams provide spectacular opportunities for painting and photography. The workshop includes 30 hours of instruction and a "get acquainted" party. Because the workshop is limited to 15 painters, I encourage you to send your enrollment form with deposit as soon as possible. Arrangements for travel and accommodations should be made privately and immediately as October is a most popular time to visit this scenic area.  

Looking Ahead to 2018
October 13-20, 2018-Painting
Tuscany/Montisi, Italy
October 20-27, 2018   Painting Tuscany/Montisi, Italy
 Please join us any of these dates and locations and for more information please email or visit
Bill can also be reached at 828-749-3101
54th Annual Coon Dog Day
Saluda's 54th Annual Coon Dog Day Festival is Saturday, July 8, 2017.  The fun will begin with the 5K Race at 8:00 a.m.  The runners will start and end downtown so be sure to be there to cheer on all of them! Register at website.
Something new this year will be the Slip 'N Slide sponsored by the Saluda Volunteer Fire Department beginning at 1:00 p.m. across the street from Saluda School on Hwy 176.  Free to kids of all ages.  And speaking of something new, be sure to try out Red Neck Horseshoes located beside MA Pace Store.
CDD At 2:30 p.m. the AKC licensed bench show in the Pavilion at McCreery Park will offer you all of the coon dogs you ever wanted to see!  The entry fee is $20.  Immediately following, the treeing contest begins with an entry fee is $5.
At 4:00 p.m. you don't want to miss the Big Wheel Race down Greenville Street!  It promises to be even better this year with more hay bales to maneuver around to stay on course!
Amusements for kids will be located in the City Parking area across the railroad track from Main Street. 
There will be entertainment all day beginning at 8:00 a.m. from the Main Stage.
coon dog day banner Food, crafts, etc. will be sold by vendors all along Main Street-  not to mention the great shops, restaurants, and stores that Saluda has to offer!

The Street Dance is from 7:00 until 11:00 p.m.
There will be ample parking all around town, including free Handicap Parking at the Baptist Church.  Also free parking at the Episcopal Church on Charles Street and in the Saluda School Bus Parking area on Seminary Street.  If all else fails, there will be paid parking at the Saluda School Parking area on Hwy 176 and at the Saluda Volunteer Fire Department on Greenville Street. 
CDD2011 Parade starts at 11, and if you would like to enter, complete the application and drop off at city hall. Application can be downloaded from website.

7:00 a.m. - City Hall Information Tent In Front of Saluda City Hall.
7:00 a.m. - Breakfast for $6.00 at the Masonic Lodge on Ozone Drive by the Polk County Unity Lodge #482. The Blood Connection on site for donations until 12:00 noon. Get your breakfast for free with a donation.
8:00 a.m. - Coon Dog Day 5K Race/Fun Walk in Downtown Saluda NC.
Register on Friday, July 7, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Saluda City Hall. Final registration is from 6:30 until 7:30 a.m. in front of City Hall on Saturday, July 8, before the Race/Fun Walk begins at 8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - Pedal Cars for the Kids in front of Don Mintz Builders office on Main Street and Obstacle Course & Rock Climbing Wall on the Saluda School tennis courts-FREE! Sponsored by the North Carolina Army National Guard from East Flat Rock.
11:00 a.m. - Parade.
No entry fee and is open to businesses, civic groups, bands, car clubs, and anyone else!
12:00 Noon -   Lunch at First Baptist Church of Saluda on Carolina Street.
Fried chicken with all the fixings for only $10 per plate. Call 828 749-3231 for more information.
1:00 p.m. - Slip & Slide across the street from the Saluda School on Hwy. 176. Sponsored by the Saluda Fire & Rescue Department. Once again-FREE!
2:30 p.m. - AKC Licensed Show in the Pavilion at McCreery Park.
Bench Show - Entry Fee $20. Treeing Contest immediately following Show - Entry Fee $5.
4:00 p.m. - Big Wheel Race.  Contact Jessica at 828 749-2581 for more information.
Have fun with Red Neck Horseshoes located beside MA Pace Store
Amusements for Kids of all Ages will be located in the City Parking Area across from Main Street
Hosted By Master of Ceremonies, Jammin JP,
Johnny Perez
8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Jammin JP and Vocalists from around the Carolinas with all types of music    
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Honor our Military with the Nation's Colors & singing the National Anthem
11:00 a.m. to   1:00 p.m.
Coon Dog Day Parade with Grand Marshalls, City Commissioner, Leon Morgan & his wife, Judy Morgan
1:00 p.m. to   1:30 p.m.
McGuire's Irish Pub Pipe Band sponsored by Thompson's Store & Ward's Grill
1:30 p.m. to   2:00 p.m.
Jammin JP
2:00 p.m. to   3:00 p.m.
Elvis Impersonator, Stephen Freeman, singing many of Elvis Presley's hits
3:00 p.m. to   6:00 p.m.
Shades of Gray Band with Grayson Turner, American Idol Season 14 participant      
6:00 p.m. to   8:00 p.m .
Shag and Swing Music featuring Shag and Swing Club Dancers
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Street Dance featuring Appalachian Fire, Blue Grass Band, with Square Dancing called by Walt Puckett, with Jammin JP in the mix playing the best dance songs
Please find all the information available now on , which includes the Vendor Application, the Sponsor Application, the 5K Race Registration Form, Parade Participant Sign Up, and more. If you have any questions, please call 828-749-3789.
Thanks to our sponsors:

Top of the Grade Concerts
Top of the Grade Concerts are held on the Ella Grace Mintz Stage from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Top of the Grade Park at McCreery Park.

Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets. Food, soft drinks, beer and wine, and coolers are allowed. Saluda's delicious restaurants will be open serving everything from hamburgers and pizzas to gourmet meals. Events are rain or shine so you may need to bring an umbrella if rain is in the forecast. In some cases, rain events may move to the Pavilion.
Headliners are:
July 14 - Mercury Rising
August 11 - Casual Zealots 
September 1 - Super 60's
Concerts are funded through sponsorships by Saluda businesses. If you would like to be a $100 sponsor to support these outdoor concerts, please contact Judy Ward at
or 828-674-5958.
Thanks to these generous Sponsors:
Thompson's Store, Purple Onion, Heartwood, Wildflour Bakery, Orchard Inn, Green River BBQ, The Gorge Zipline/Green River Adventures, Saluda Lifestyles. Don Mintz Builders, The Oaks B&B, Botes & Stuff, Mountain Life Realty, Saluda Outfitters, Reaben Oil
Mercury Rising Performing at Top of the Grade
Juy 14, 2017 at 7pm
Debbie and Irving met in a studio project in Tampa, Florida 13 years ago and have been playing music together since. She began writing songs around the age of 15, was eventually discovered by an MGM agent and recorded her first CD, "Visions of Love" in 1999 with the late three time Grammy Award winning producer, Phil York, (with Yorktown Digital) from Texas, released on Tea Tyme Records. Following her first release,
Debbie began a successful all original song tour with Barnes and Noble and eventually moved to Florida where she performed extensively for about 6 years as a solo artist, with several bands and in the studio (Emerald City Studios, Harp Records, Antbed Records...). The second CD "Gentleness" was a self produced original project with songs that reflected stories of love and the passion of life. In addition, "Jacob's Song" - written by Debbie has traveled the world in the book "Parting the Waters" by Jeannie Damoff. Debbie's roots as the daughter of two ordained evangelical, singing and instrumental ministers who traveled all over the U.S., Mexico and Canada provided a great foundation to build a life-long love and appreciation for heart-felt and soulful music. 
Irving "Hands of Steel" Camacho, has played Latin percussion since childhood, following in the footsteps of his father, Ismael Camacho, who toured with bands extensively in New York. After joining the Navy, Irving played regularly for the USO and has performed with many successful bands over the years. His natural ability for crisp, clean, concise and tasteful percussion makes him a highly sought talent for both live music and studio work. 
Orion Faruque, owner and operator of RedMusic Productions, is an outstanding young and upcoming artist, freelance music producer and audio engineer who writes and performs original music as well as supporting a variety of local talent on bass, drums and guitar. 

Mercury Rising will perform at the July 14 Top of the Grade Concert in downtown Saluda. Concert starts at 7pm. Save this date now!

Summer Tracks Concerts Roger Park

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 and click on business website or Saluda, NC Facebook page.

Saluda sba Business Association has launched a new website! Check it out at .

Congratulations GRA and The Gorge
"Both The Gorge and Green River Adventures awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the 5th year in a row."  

Cotton Blossom Opens
We are Open! Come in and take 10% off any item if you say you saw this ad in Saluda Lifestyles through July.
Cotton Blossom
Vintage and Gifts
144 Highway 176 right across from Green River BBQ
Hours 11ish - 5ish Tuesday - Saturday
Random Arts
You could be the newest Random Fashionista next time you stop by Random Arts at the corner of Ozone & Louisiana. How? Just select a few new outfits to try on, and we'll add you to our Random Fashionista page on Facebook. It's that simple...and you will love exploring our boutique and discovering our unique selection of women's clothing.
You will find great summer hats, colorful scarves, tassel earrings & other cool jewelry along with designer look-a-like purses, fancy & fun socks as well as the most unique, fun, comfy & affordable clothing. 
Stop by and meet the team that includes Jane, Joyce, Dee, D.J. and Abbie.
Open Tues. - Sat. 10am till 5pm
Phone: 828-749-1165
Located at 
481 Louisiana Ave
Saluda, NC 28773
Come In, Gear Up, Get Outside
T hat is the slogan for
Saluda Outfitters. The locally owned retail store offers a variety of camping, kayaking, paddle boarding and hiking gear. The big news coming your way this month is the addition of Giant bicycles for sale and rent. The store is also soon to add rock-climbing gear to its already wide selection of outdoor gear and apparel.

Housed at 435 Main Street, the store is only one mile off I-26 at the intersection of Ozone Drive and Highway 176 E. Saluda Outfitters is an outdoor adventure destination located near the Green River and catering to the out-of-doors enthusiast. Housed in a newly restored log cabin with a welcoming atmosphere, the store provides retail space to accommodate sale of a varied selection of top-of-the-line apparel, footwear, recreation equipment, and supplies.
Saluda Outfitters also offers:
  • Free live music in an outdoor music venue each Saturday from 4-7 p.m.
  • A hiking trail from the street for the convenience of downtown walkers
  • A line of craft beers, wine, organic sandwiches, wraps, salads and snacks daily
  • Locally manufactured Bellyaks and Hala standup paddle boards for sale
  • H2O Dreams paddling school with certified whitewater instructors available in house
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday with extended hours to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information about Saluda Outfitters, call the store at (828) 848-4060 or visit us on Facebook or Instagram or check out our website at .
July Music Calendar at Saluda Outfitters
  • July 1, 4-7 p.m., jazz duo guitarist/bassist/composer Mike Holstein of Asheville and vocalist Maureen Renihan will perform
  • July 8, 4-7 p.m., the popular Pistol Hill band of Shelby will bring some original country rock to the SO stage
  • July 25, 4-7 p.m., Hannah Seng and friends will share original and traditional songs from Appalachia and British Isles
  • July 29, 4-7 p.m., Second Souls, an eclectic group of local musicians will return to the SO stage
Bicycle Mechanic (part time) Wanted
Saluda Outfitters, 435 E. Main St., Saluda, NC, is seeking a skilled bicycle mechanic to fill a 20-hour per week position. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years' experience with a proven skill set. Must be able to work Saturdays. Pay is negotiable depending on experience and tool set. References required. Email a resume or credentials to
For more information about Saluda Outfitters, call the store at (828) 848-4060 or visit us on Facebook or at or drop by daily between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Our big Coon Dog Day fest/homecoming is right around the corner, and I am looking forward to this event and hope for great weather. 
The Dressing Room, Etc will have a Special Sale for this occasion with Great Savings. There will be plent y of activities in our parking lot, so stop by and get bargains on summer fashions!
As always, thanks for shopping local!

Looking forward, Irmy 
137 East Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773. 828-749-9555 

Scents of Saluda
Take 10% off Tyler Candles on July 8 during Coon Dog Day only. Come in to enter for a grand prize drawing for $100 value of candle products.
Scents of Saluda, 141 East Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773, 828-489-9168  
Opened year round (weather permitting) 
Closed: Sundays and Wednesdays 

Fine fragrances and accessories from around the world! Fourth generation merchant with over 100 years combined retail experience. Personalized service and shipping nationally. Located between The Dressing Room, Etc. & Beverly-Hanks.

Kniticality is proud to take part in the Welcome Blanket Project, a nationwide effort to make 3200 40 x 40 inch hand-knitted and crocheted throws. A welcome blanket is created in love to celebrate the arrival of a new person into the world. The blankets we make together will be displayed at the Smart Museum of Art in Chicago from July 18 through December 17. At the
close of the show, the blankets will be distributed to refugees and other immigrants through intake centers and resettlement organizations.

The project is an effort to reframe the discussion around the proposed border wall between the US and Mexico. The simple pattern and instruction for this project is provided free, and we've made a giant template to help you organize your squares any way you like. Supplies are available at Kniticality, and we've kept things affordable so everybody can participate. The group meets Saturdays beginning July 1, from 10am to 12pm at Kniticality;
55 Robin Lane, Saluda, NC 28773.  RSVP to 828-749-3640 Learn more about the project at or by contacting your neighbors at Kniticality. Absolute beginners are welcome.
Call (828)749-3640 or visit us online at for more information!
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It's summer time and the livin' is easy...especially as you ascend our tree lined driveway where the views are spectacular and the cool breeze refreshing. Natural beauty abounds in every direction whether you're sitting in the dining room, on our front porch or back terrace. The Orchard Inn awaits your visit for a relaxing stay at the Inn or a sumptuous meal at Newman's Restaurant. The atmosphere is serene and the hospitality warm. All are welcome at our little piece of mountain paradise. Come help us celebrate 91 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. During the month of June, we're celebrating the many organic delights being harvested from our 4,000 sq. ft. garden. Chef Stuart, master gardener, strives 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. 828-749-5471.

For more information and reservations, please call 828.749.5471. Visit 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 Store, Ward's Grill & Lola's Celebration Venue
Extended Hours for Summer:
Hours: Ward's Grill-Monday to Saturday 7:00am to 3:00pm
Thompson Store - Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm                              
Grill & Store Both Open Sunday 11 to 4 
Ward's Grill has been awarded by Trip Advisor the 2017 Award of Excellence.Thank you for allowing us to serve you.


Come by and get your official Coon Dog Day T-shirt,  along with a Cap or stuffed Raccoon.


Come in and see all our Local New Items for Summer and always Shop Local

Veteran's Breakfast 3rd Thursday of each month.
Historic Thompson Store, open Monday-Thursday, 8am to 5:30pm; Friday and Saturday, open to 6pm; Sunday 11-4.
Ward's Grill, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7am to 3pm.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 7 am to 8pm
Sunday 11am to 4pm
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 
Visit us on the web at or on Facebook to keep up with all the news.
Call 828-749-5854 or email us at .
Located at 40 East Main Street.  
Green River BBQ  
Our Summer Concert Series begins!
Every Sunday afternoon from 4pm-7pm in the Barking Lot
July 2- Sound Investment
July 9 Bayou Diesel
July 16 DAO
July 23 Beyond Blue
July 30 The Leftys
We have quite a few new menu items. Chef Michael has prepared the best Deviled eggs with a side of pickled okra. He has been preparing daily sides of Fresh Beet Salad and Grilled Caesar Salad with his homemade dressing. We are also offering seasonal vinaigrette choices for a fresh Salad! Strawberry mint vinaigrette is a favorite. 

We also have a new fun meal in a jar! It's called The Gorge Jar! Just what you need before or after you go zip lining. It is a mason jar with Smokehouse beans on the bottom, then mac and cheese on top of that, then we add collard greens next, top that with pulled pork, top that with our homemade slaw and to top it off...two pickles on the very top! Like a BBQ Parfait!
Summer craft beers are back to refresh you! Homemade Sangria is also offered.  If you haven't tried Bold Rock's Citrus Cider, you must! So refreshing! 
Come join us on the patio and bring your pets...they are always welcome!
Our Summer 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 
The Lazy, Hazy, Crazy days of summer are here!  Unlike some big retail stores, that does not mean we are setting up our Christmas displays!  At Wildflour Bakery, we are savoring those cool, breezy mornings out on the patio with a cup of coffee and a sticky bun.  We are enjoying a crisp, cool salad and an amazing pork quesadilla in the comfort of the air conditioned dining room.  We are sharing the first hint of the evening breeze, a Wildflour pizza and a bottle of wine with friends in the courtyard.  We are all about summer....come join us!

Opened 6 Days a Week!
Monday : 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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 
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, Local Market 
Sprouting New Ideas every week! Stop in and see what is new. We regularly offer over 85 locally made food products and add more each week. Our World Famous Pimento Cheese is back in stock! We also have locally made arts, crafts, pet soaps and cleaning products. Look for new NC craft beers each week. We always have over 90 NC craft beers and more than 100 wine choices from all over the world. We have a new "Yard Sale" shelf with vintage items and "this and that" including glassware and baskets.

July Hours: Now open on Monday!

Monday, Thursday, & Saturday: 10AM to 6P

Wednesday & Friday: 10AM - 8PM PIZZA NIGHT!

Sunday: 10AM - 4PM

Tuesday: CLOSED

*Space available for parties & private events. Call for reservations. 
171 East Main Street, Saluda, NC 
Wine Shop Phone:   828-749-9463
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New Summer Book Sale Coming to Saluda
New Summer Book Sale Coming to Saluda
An inaugural Friends Summer Book Sale in Saluda will be held the last weekend in July at the Saluda Fire Station at 199 Walnut Street.
Set-up will take place all day Thursday, July 27 and the morning of Friday, July 28. The sale will take place:
  • 4-7 p.m.Friday, July 28 and
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.Saturday, July 29
Select books will be given away from  1-3 p.m. , Saturday
Volunteers are needed to help set up and staff the  Friends  Book Sale. If you can volunteer to help, please contact  Friends  of the Polk County Public Libraries President Pam Gray by emailing her at .
Historic Saluda

Thank You!
The 2017 Historic Saluda Committee's Tour of Homes has come and gone, and we owe a big THANK YOU to all those involved in making it a roaring success. Over 250 people from throughout Western North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia visited the historic homes, the Saluda Historic Depot, the Saluda Presbyterian Church, and Lola's Celebration Venue, and they also ate in our restaurants, shopped in our shops and got to see our lovely historic town. Because of the large attendance this year, Saluda's Historic Committee now has over $5,000 to develop projects and products that will highlight our special history, town and its people. We look forward to keeping you posted on these happenings. Our biennial home tours are our primary source of income so we are more than thrilled that we can move forward on our efforts for Saluda.  
A special thank   you   goes   to the heroic homeowners   who allowed the large number of visitors to come through their homes. Each visitor was greeted as an honored guest and commented on the warm hospitality   felt   at each house.   They came away with treasured stories of Saluda families and the town's rich heritage.  
Many, many local volunteers and businesses made this happen! You will continue to be thanked as we pass you on the streets each day.  
Historic Saluda Committee and Home Tour Committee  
Thank you to Jim Keller
For donating a scrapbook full of vintage newspaper clippings and memorabilia from historic Saluda. He also donated a Monopoly board game created in the 1980's which features Saluda, NC retailers on the board. How cool is that!
Donations Appreciated!
We frequently receive donations of old photographs or historical documents relating to Saluda. Sometimes folks loan them to us to scan and digitalize. 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. As the museum grows at the Saluda Historic Depot, we hope to share more at that location and at other locations around town. There is currently an exhibit of photographs at the Depot provided by the HSC. Contact us at 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 .
-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 the Saluda Historic Depot. Some available on-line at . All proceeds go toward future projects.
We're taking a break. There will be no meeting for the months of June and July. See you in August!

For more information about the Historic Saluda Committee, go to or contact us at .
Submitted by Cindy Stephenson Tuttle , Chair, Historic Saluda Committee
Outdoor Adventures

Tryon Garden Club 
Take the sizzle out of your Summer!
Pearson's Falls and Glen offer a cool restful ¼ mile trail up Colt's Creek to a 90' waterfall. The creek tumbles over massive boulders as it drops down along the trail, crosses Pearson's Falls road and enters the Pacolet River. Along the shaded trail are hardwood trees, hemlocks, rhododendron, many ferns, and summer wildflowers. You can also see butterflies & moths, spiders, insects, lizards, and birds.
You will find benches to sit and enjoy the quiet beauty of the Glen. There are several picnic tables to use and a covered picnic shelter as well.
Pearson's Falls is proud to have a state of the art Clivus composting toilet which uses an aerobic decomposition process. It also has a self-sustaining living roof composed of plants native to Pearson's Falls glen.
There is a $5adult/$1children age 6-12 admission fee to Pearson's Falls & Glen. The hours are Monday to Sunday 10 AM until 6 PM. (Gate closes at 5:00 PM). For information, please call the Gate at 828-749-3031. For more information about events and what is blooming at Pearson's Falls, go to our web site at .
Pearson's Falls is located at 2748 Pearson Falls Rd, Saluda, NC, 28773. From Saluda follow 176 S down the mountain about 3 miles. Watch for signs on the right for the turn to Pearson's Falls. Take Highway 176 N from Tryon about 4 miles. Watch for signs for the turn to Pearson's Falls on your left.
Or drive down Pearson's Falls Road which begins near the bakery and garden center across from Saluda Elementary School. Follow the road down to 2748 Pearson's Falls Road.
Submitted by Lucy Brannon

Upcoming Riverkeeper Projects and Events:
July 5 - Come help clean up Lake Summit
For more information on Green Riverkeeper programs and events: 
July happenings at the Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC)
July 15 - Walnut Creek Preserve program at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center; 10:30 a.m. Patrick McMillan, host of ETV's Expeditions with Patrick McMillan, will present"The Southern Blue Ridge - Crucible of Life."
July 18 - Landrum Library program; 6:00 p.m. Naturalist, Tim Lee will present, "Salamanders of the Carolinas,"part of the library's "Summer Reading Program." (This program is made possible by a Free Community Events grant from the Polk County Community Foundation.)
To get a complete description of each hike and presentation, please visit Pacolet Area Conservancy website.   
The Write Stuff
This is a new column to feature Saluda's writers and authors. Writers can announce new books, submit excerpts from their work, or short stories. Please submit to
  Featuring Cappy Hall Rearick

Cappy, an award winning short story writer and syndicated columnist, is the author of four successful columns, ALIVE AND WELL IN HOLLYWOOD, TIDINGS, SIMPLY SOUTHERN and PUTTIN' ON THE GRITZ monthly in the Lowcountry Sun Newspaper in Charleston, SC. She also writes an e-column called SIMPLY SOMETHING. Her columns are syndicated and distributed by Senior Wire News Service.

Character Labor Pains
By Cappy Hall Rearick
I think writing is hard work, typed in painfully slow creative sentences until "The End" is banged out. Only then can I smile, but usually I'm too tired to even grin. Digging coal with a pickax may be harder than digging out ideas from my brain, but coal miners sleep at night. Me? Not so much.
When the clock strikes three a.m. and it's black as the inside of a coalmine, a chapter is gnawing away at me. I question the transition. Did it work or did I squeeze it in hoping for a fit? Is the plot cornier than a 1950's Broadway musical?
When I finish writing any piece, my relief is always short-lived. In the middle of that same night, while others are dancing with Morpheus, my work goes on. I totally understand Ann Rice's fixation on vampires.
At the break of day a fresh character too often shows up. Just yesterday, for instance, one strolled into my kitchen wearing a wide-brimmed, floppy felt hat and an attitude. She wobbled on red spike heels over to my almost empty coffee pot. She wore stockings with seams down the back, circa 1945. Given the amount of her face paint, it was obvious to me that Max Factor was her BFF.
That hussy drained the last drop of coffee into one of my best china cups and then slurped it so loudly the skin on last night's baked chicken crawled up from the garbage disposal. She knew slurping would bug me; the smirk she wore on her face told me so.
I'm smarter than a fifth grader, so it didn't take long for me to figure out what she was doing in my kitchen, but I wanted no part of it. Sipping cold coffee from my chipped, garage sale mug with Seize the Day written on it, I simply ignored her.
A few minutes later I cut my eyes over to where the Retro Forties character was seated on a kitchen stool. Our eyes met as she casually swung her crossed legs. Her singular look commanded me to grant her what she wanted: a life.
I didn't want to think about characters or plot twists. My tired brain needed a vacation from floppy hat ladies and surprise endings. I wanted Calgon to take me away
"Get out of my kitchen, Lucy McKenzie!" She had a name? My voice bounced off the walls and shimmied down the hall. Did it faze her? Nuh uh. She yawned, took off her ludicrous hat, fluffed her over-bleached hair with bejeweled fingers, picked up her coffee and slurped it even louder.
That did it!
I jumped up and marched over to where she sat swinging her legs. I pointed my finger in her face. "Stop slurping your coffee. Sip it like a lady."
She raised one brow and looked me straight in the eye with that attitude of hers bulging from the seams of her tight red sweater. She smiled. "Make me."
I Remember Saluda 
by Charles O. Hearon, Jr.  

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 in print and available at the Saluda Historic Depot. 
We had lots of real friends around here. Our Momma was a real lady and she could deal with anybody. She looked after our family first, and mountain men and women began to respect her for this. They all loved our Daddy too, but he didn't have to deal with the necessities of our everyday life. They liked to talk to him because he was a newspaper editor. He might tell them something they didn't know, or they might tell him something he would put in the paper.
His respect in our part of Polk County grew to the extent that on the first morning after his and our arrival at Hidden Well, there was always a quart of crystal clear high-powered corn whiskey sitting on our front steps all sparkling with the dew.
Horse Trading with the Master
One summer about the middle or early thirties, we had a nice jersey cow in Saluda for the summer, and for some reason our Daddy didn't need to ship her home. Mr. Goforth didn't need another cow, so our Daddy traded that nice jersey cow to Bail Pace for a saddle mare.
She was a nice sorrel mare and was classed as a gaited or racking mare. She was about the same size as my gray mare, Maud, and they made a nice looking pair.
The summer was over when we took the little sorrel out to Hidden Well, and a few days later I took the long ride home with two horses from Saluda. Our Daddy was always feeling for us, couldn't stand the strain of me having the fun and excitement of taking two horses from Saluda to Spartanburg, so he got up early and drove to Saluda to check on me. When he turned into Holbert's Cove Road off of Laurel Drive, he met our neighbor William Morris in his one-horse wagon going toward Saluda. You know he stopped the car to speak, but before he could say one word, William Morris said, "He left out afore' daylight riding one and leading one." He'd read my tracks. That's how good our neighbors looked after we'uns.
July 4th Firework Safety
fireworks-summer.jpg The National Council on Fireworks Safety offers these common sense safety tips for using consumer fireworks in the hopes that injuries to consumers can be greatly reduced this season:
  • Parents and caretakers should always closely supervise teens if they are using fireworks.
  • Parents should not allow young children to handle or use fireworks.
  • Fireworks should only be used outdoors.
  • Always have water ready if you are shooting fireworks.
  • Know your fireworks. Read the caution label before igniting.
  • Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them.
  • Alcohol and fireworks do not mix.
  • Wear safety glasses whenever using fireworks.
  • Never relight a "dud" firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  • Soak spent fireworks with water before placing them in an outdoor garbage can.
  • Avoid using homemade fireworks or illegal explosives: They can kill you!
  • Report illegal explosives, like M-80s and quarter sticks, to the fire or police department.
And note these special safety tips, if using sparklers:
Always remain standing while using sparklers.
  • Never hold a child in your arms while using sparklers.
  • Never hold, or light, more than one sparkler at a time.
  • Never throw sparklers.
  • Sparkler wire and stick remain hot long after the flame has gone out. Be sure to drop spent sparklers in a bucket of water.
  • Teach children not to wave sparklers, or run, while holding sparklers.
Beverly-Hanks Saluda Office
We wish all of our Saluda friends and family a safe and fun-filled holiday as we celebrate our country's independence.   
Beverly-Hanks office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 and Saturday, July 8 so that we can celebrate the holiday and the Coon Dog Day reunion with our family and friends.  Agents will be available by appointment.
Happy Holiday and Coon Dog Day!    
Cathy Jackson, Amy Zollo, Greaton Sellers, Amy Wood, Mark Lauer, Lauretta Cook
Saluda Classifieds

For Sale - Fire Engine Model Collection
A wide variety of fire engines from different eras available with the curio cabinet. If you are interested, please call Charles Lewis at 828-749-9182.

Retail Space Available at Saluda Historic Depot
Approx 500SF available, $550/month plus utilities. Prime location on historic Main St. Call Judy Ward at 828-674-5958.

Vacation Rental Available
Bob and Debbie Lewis are opening HisStables as a vacation rental, a stable with a studio that will sleep 7 people. It has a kitchen, living room, bathroom with shower. The downstairs also has a bedroom with a queen bed. The upstairs has 2 twin beds and a double bed with a sitting room. The property is fenced in with creek and fire pit. For more information call 828-749-0813.

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.
Saluda Pet Sitter .  Three years of 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 (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.
Annual Calendar
Top of the Grade Concerts -- (June 9, July 14, August 11, September 2) 7pm 
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. July 8, 2017 
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
Hometown Christmas - Open House and Music, 2nd Friday in December
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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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