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  November 2017  
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Saluda Real Estate Market
Eat, Stay & Play
Community Calendar
Dates to Remember
Veteran's Appreciaiton Dinner
Veteran's Day Celebration
Annual Turkey Dinner
Operations Christmas Child
Christmas Express
Church Bazaar
Saluda Bell Ringers
Saluda Tailgate Market
Polk County Toy Run
Saluda Historic Depot News
Hometown Christmas
Christmas Children's Workshop
City Notes
Saluda Center News
Saluda Community Land Trust
Saluda Garden Club
Women's Club
Thursday Golf
Saluda Family Medicine
SLIP-Geriatric Medical
Health & Wellness
Saluda Library
Saluda School
Saluda Church Services
US Post Office
Saluda Classifieds
Annual Calendar
What's Happening in Music and Art
Saluda Train Tales
Tryon Little Theater
Annual Golf Tournament
Saluda Scoop
Historic Sakuda
Outdoor Adventures
I Remember Saluda
Saluda Lifestyles Marketplace
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 October 31, 2017). 


Sales              Closed   Pending 

Homes 2017         66          5                                   

Homes 2016         58          0       


Land 2017            22          0     

Land 2016            13          0  


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

Click here to see a 2017 3rd 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
Saluda Business Association regular 
monthly meeting November 7 at 5:30 at the Purple Onion for social. 
Saluda Community Land Trust
meets the first Wednesday of month at 3pm at Saluda Presbyterian Church. November 8.   
Annual Methodist Church Turkey Dinner November 11, 5 to 7p Saluda School cafeteria.

Saluda Tailgate Holiday Market, November 25, 1-3pm. 
The Historic Saluda Committee meets November 10 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 November 14 at 10am at Saluda Presbyterian Church.  
Saluda Train Tales , November 17 at 7pm, Saluda Historic Depot.
Saluda Garden Club will meet on November 13, 10:00am at Saluda Library parking lot. 
Saluda Center Potluck and Bingo, November 27 at 6pm.
Saluda Welcome Table at the Saluda Methodist Church every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:45pm. Everyone is welcome.
Brown Bag- Available, November 17, 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.
Veteran's Appreciation Dinner by
First Baptist Church
Veteran's Day Celebration
Saluda will celebrate Veteran's Day with a ceremony to honor our Veteran's on November 11, 2017 at 3:30pm at the Memorial Park on Greenville St. Ceremony presented by the Polk County Honor Guard.  
Annual Turkey Dinner
turkey The Saluda United Methodist Church's annual Turkey Dinner is Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the Saluda School Cafeteria.  A delicious meal of turkey, dressing with gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes, rolls, and homemade desserts will be served from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m.
Church members will begin to sell tickets on Monday, October 9, 2017.  Adult tickets are $10 per person, and children 12 years of age and under are $5 per person.  You may also purchase your tickets at the door on the night of the dinner.
Take-out plates will be available, but no take-out drinks will be provided.
If you have any questions, please call 828-749-3789.
Operations Christmas Child
"Packing Party" at First Baptist Church
Packing Party on November 3, 2017, 3pm until...   
Join us to fill Shoeboxes for Samaritan's Purse Christmas Child.  A variety of items will be available to pack.  You don't have to bring anything but yourself and willing hands to help fill the boxes that will be provided. Come when you can...stay as long as you can...
First Baptist Church of Saluda
213 Henderson Street
City of Saluda Christmas Express

"In the eyes of children, we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts we find its meaning."       Author: Leland Thomas
The City of Saluda Police Department and City Hall will be accepting unwrapped toys and donations to provide Saluda's children with a Very Merry Christmas!
If you would like to "Adopt" a child or two you can pick up info at City Hall. Please have all donations in by December 18, 2017 so that we may get them to the families.
Further questions may be directed to Jessica Desiano at 828-749-2581. This is an anonymous program.
Church of the Transfiguration's Third Annual Holiday Bazaar
The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration's Third Annual Holiday Bazaar will be on Saturday, November 18, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 72 Charles Street, in Saluda.
This year there will be a Silent Auction featuring a beautifully framed oil painting by a local artist, a gourmet dinner, a handcrafted Noah's Ark, a beginner's guitar and much more.
Beautiful cards, bookmarks, original art and prints, handcrafted jewelry, and unique handcrafted items will be available, all by local artists. Delicious baked goods, soups, quiches, artichoke relish, jams and jellies and other gourmet items made by some of the best cooks in Saluda will also be for sale.
The Upscale Bargain Basement will have gently used home furnishings, kitchen items, costume jewelry and other exciting items that need a new home.
Come one, come all and make this your best holiday season ever. All proceeds from the bazaar will benefit the Outreach programs of the church. For more information, please call 828-749-9740.
Saluda Bell Ringers
On November 24, the day after Thanksgiving, max The Saluda Bell Ringers will begin our 12th annual Christmas Season of manning a kettle for The Salvation Army on Main Street. We will again be located in front of M.A. Pace store. This will be each Friday and Saturday through Saturday, December 20. The hours are 11am to 1pm, 1pm to 3pm, and 3pm to 5pm. We are happy to see our veterans return each year and welcome anyone who would like to join with us and become a bell ringer. If interested, please call Susan Kruse at 828-749-9849, or you can leave your name and number with Leon at M.A. Pace store. We look forward to seeing our Saluda neighbors and visitors come by the kettle this season and pray we will have another successful season of helping those less fortunate.       
Saluda Tailgate Holiday Market
Join us for the final market of the 2017 season- the holiday market on Saturday November 25th from 1-3. We accept crafts with an agricultural theme for this one special market and we expect wreaths, gifts, and holiday decor along with seasonal produce and preserved goods. Come fill your holiday gift baskets with locally produced honey, mushrooms, jams, jellies, soaps, lotions and potions. Pick up a wreath or centerpiece to inspire your own decorating. Celebrate small business Saturday with us and your local growers. It is a long 5 months until the Saluda Tailgate Market resumes May 4, 2018....remember to stock your freezer too!
Saluda Tailgate Market is in the West Main Street parking lot.
To learn more about how to sign up to vend or sign up for the weekly e-news letter, please visit or contact Shelley DeKay 828-606-5713.
Sponsored by the
City of Saluda, Saluda Business Association, Polk County Agriculture Economic Development.
Polk County Toy Run
Polk County Toy Run
When: November 25, 2017
Location : Saluda Fire Department, 64 Greenville St.,  Saluda, NC
Event Times : Registration 11:00 AM ~ 2:00 PM
Parade : Starts at 2:00 PM Sharp.  Police Escort the entire way.
Registration Fee : $10.00 per person or a $10.00 or more NEW toy.
 This event will feature barbeque, music, door prizes and more!
This is held the last Saturday after Thanksgiving each year. Saludians are invited to turn out on Main Street before 2pm and cheer the riders on. All motorcycle riders are invited to participate in this ride. Motorcycle riders come in from both North and South Carolina to make sure that children in need get a toy for Christmas.   
The route the riders follow starts in Saluda, NC, at the Saluda Fire Department parking area with room for up to 1000 + bikes.  They move out in parade fashion and travel down highway US-176 to pass through Tryon, NC, while in route to Landrum, SC.  Arriving in Landrum, SC, the riders turn left and go through the town of Landrum, SC crossing over Interstate 26 in route to Green Creek, NC. Once they arrive there, they then turn North on NC-9 to Mill Spring, NC.  Then riders turn West on NC-108 to Columbus, NC, and terminate at the front steps of the Court House.  There will be ample parking in front of the Court House for the motorcycles to park in normal diagonal fashion. The toys are placed on the steps and wall for all to see and admire.  The column of bikers each year is about 10 miles long.  They travel at about 35 mph on the entire route in staggered 2 by 2 fashion.
The Polk County Sheriff's office would like to thank all of the motorcycle riders that participate in this event and hope that it will only grow larger each year.  For more information contact Polk County Sheriff's Office at 828-894-3001. Visit website. Keep up to date on Like us on Facebook
Saluda Historic Depot News

New Museum Hours
Museum has extended hours! Tuesday - Saturday 10:30am-5pm, Sunday noon to 4pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day!
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 
On Sale Now Saluda Train Tales Collection DVD
Just in time for your holiday shopping, the Saluda Historic Depot is proud to announce the release of the "Saluda Train Tales" DVD. Produced by Bob Keeton. This is a collection of best of the Friday night train tales about the railroad heritage in Saluda and western NC. The video includes tales by Bob Loehne, "Saluda Mountain," Lucas R Safrit, "NC Transportation Museum," Rodger Stroup, "Carolinas Railroad Heritage," Southern Railroad Dining Experience," Robert "Bo" Brown. A special feature is the "Flight Down the Saluda Grade," created by Bob Keeton with music by "The Carburetors," which is an aerial view of the actual railroad track from Saluda to Tryon.
There is a limited quantity available for $23 including tax and can be purchased at the Saluda Historic Depot.
Give the Gift That Keeps On Giving - Saluda Historic Depot Membership
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 .
Thank You to Depot Volunteers
The board of the Saluda Historic Depot is proud to honor the volunteers who give their time and energy to support Saluda's treasured landmark. The board celebrated these volunteers with a celebration dinner at Lola's Celebration Venue on Sunday, October 15 featuring music donated from Sound Investment.
Thank you to these following volunteers:
Anita Ogden Moore, Ann Dudley, Bruce Jayne, Sarah Jayne, Bill Klippel, Carla Baumgartner, Chuck DuCharme, David O'Brien, Evan Lazer, Helene Pasternak, Jack Milhaupt, Jaine Nelson, Mike Boyce, Mike Gleaton, Lee Gleaton, Mike Kozma, Mike Reeves, Rich Miller, Tim Driggers , and Bob Keeton, Videographer
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. 
Model Train Raffle
Support the Depot with a chan ce to bless a good boy or girl with this wonderful Christmas "Saluda RR" Train Set.
Stop by the Depot and purchase a $1 ticket to win a Bachman On30 Hawthorne Christmas Village Model Train, estimated value $350, donated by Richard Wright.  
      Tickets on Sale Now!
"Italian Inspirations" at Orchard Inn, November 19
AmiciMusic, Asheville's award-winning music organization dedicated to high-quality, intimate performances, will present Italian classics on November 19, 4pm at the Orchard Inn to benefit the Saluda Historic Depot.
Performing will be AmiciMusic Artistic Director Daniel Weiser on piano and three soprano/tenor singers,
The Orchard Inn, located at 100 Orchard Inn Lane in Saluda, will be hosting and serving delicious Italian hors d'oeuvres as well as a full cash bar starting at 4pm. The concert starts at 5pm.  The cost is $60 per person. The views will be exquisite, the food incredible, the atmosphere cozy and the music superb. 
For more information, please visit .   Tickets will be available at or at the Orchard Inn, the Saluda Historic Depot at 32 W. Main Street, and Thompson's Store at 24 Main Street, Saluda, NC starting mid October.  
Saluda Historic Depot Calendar
  (Start time is 7pm unless otherwise stated.) 
November 17 -Saluda Train Tales by Granddaughters of Mr. E.M.Patterson, Engineer of Helper Train
November 19 - "Italian Inspirations" by AmiciMusic at Orchard Inn
December 15 - Saluda Train Tales Movie Night featuring Polar Express . Free popcorn and hot chocolate. Starts 6pm. 
Giving Made Easy Online! 
When online holiday shopping, we invite you to shop at 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 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 Hometown Christmas
December 8, 2017
Plan now to attend the annual Saluda Hometown Christmas on Friday, December 8, 2017, from 6 to 8pm. 
Enjoy holiday refreshments offered by Saluda businesses and a variety of music from area artists at many venues.
The event is sponsored by the Saluda Business Association. Please visit , the official town guide, to learn more about the SBA. 
Ecumenical Service at 8:15pm at the Saluda Presbyterian Church on Carolina St.
( Special Note to those with musical talents.  If you would like to perform during Hometown Christmas, please contact a merchant on Main Street to schedule a performance.)
Children's Christmas Workshop
workshop Saturday, December 9, 2017
Saluda Fire Department
Free For Kids Five And Up
The Workshop Helpers want to invite Saluda's children five and up to the workshop again this year so we can teach, inspire, and encourage them through creativity. The Workshop offers personal instruction of art projects related to Christmas in the form of ornaments and gifts. The kids get to practice their artistic ability, imagination, patience, cooperation and gratitude through art. We create projects using lots of different mediums, such as recycled products, beading, felting, food gifts, nature inspired gifts, origami, and much more. They will take home projects that will be cherished for years to come.
They aren't the only ones who benefit though...we, the adults, love to share with the kids who come. It's a wonderful experience for everyone. If you'd like to be a helper, just call Laura Fields at 828-749-4521. I encourage creative and kid-loving people (notice I didn't say women) to join us. I wouldn't be able to pull this project off without my volunteers, and for them, I am very grateful. Please join us if you'd like to be a part of something very special.
Parents, please don't bring children under five as the projects are challenging. No food or drink allowed. No unattended children and parents are allowed on art floor. We provide a special place just for you where you can do a project of your own or watch the kids without being right beside them.
See You There!
Sponsored by Mountain Life Realty and Mineral Spirits Rock Gallery  
CityCity Notes

  leaves.jpg Leaf collections by the city of Saluda will begin November 6, 2017.

Been thinking about ordering a bri ck to memorialize a loved one, celebrate family or friends, honor a special person...then this is the time to do it! Catherine ne eds 10 orders to com plete her next order. Don't hesitate! Makes a Great Christmas Gift!  
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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Stay Informed - Get on a List!
Stay informed by visiting the city website,
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 November 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. 
The Saluda Center Book Club will meet on Thurs., Nov. 2 at 2pm. All are welcome to attend.
The Social Singles of Saluda Potluck Dinner will be Thurs., Nov. 9 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., Nov. 27 at 6pm. 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 to be added to our email list.   
The Saluda Center is located at 64 Greenville St. Phone is 828-749-9245.    
Saluda Community Land Trust
SCLT Monthly Board Meeting
Join us on the first Wednesday of each month, this month November 8 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

spring park
The Saluda Garden Club will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 13th at the Saluda Library parking lot. We will carpool to Avery's Nursery in Columbus for a demonstration on making a holiday center piece from greenery.   This will be a make-and-take item with greenery, cones, etc. furnished by Avery's. However, members and guests are encouraged to bring greenery and/or other décor from home.   Following the demonstration, we will have a potluck lunch. This should be a great fun event and one not to miss. Hope to see you on the 13th of November.
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.  
Women's Club
The Women's Club of Saluda will meet on Tuesday, November 14th at the Presbyterian Church on Carolina Street.  The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. and light refreshments will be served. 
We invite and encourage any and all ladies interested in fellowship and working to improve our Saluda community 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.
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.
Saluda Family Medicine Coming Soon!
Dr Lisa J Broyles MD, CFMP, a holistic family physician is opening Saluda Family Medicine in association with St. Luke's Hospital. She will be seeing all ages and taking all insurance providers.

Saluda Family Medicine will be located at 1347 Ozone next to the Dancer's Extension in Saluda and will open the first of November.
Career opportunities include the need for a front desk receptionist and certified medical assistant. If you are interested, please visit St. Luke's Employment Opportunity Center Website .
"A Potpourri of Geriatric Medical Info" presentation at Saluda Fire Department on November 16, 2017
Saluda Living in Place (SLIP), an organization dedicated to helping seniors stay in their own homes as they age, is bringing Dr. JoAnne Helppie, a geriatrician and internal medicine physician of Hendersonville to the Saluda Fire Department on Greenville Street on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Coffee and registration begins at 9:45 a.m.
Dr. Helppie, the only board certified geriatrician in the area, will present "A Potpourri of Geriatric Medical Information" at 10 a.m. Her presentation is aimed at senior citizens who want to take charge of their future by eating well, exercising, being mentally challenged and being able to stay in their homes as long as possible. Learn specific steps you can take to improve your own health or better assist a friend or loved one to do so.
Dr. Helppie is the founder and chairman of Aging Projects Inc., begun in 2010. It is specially designed to help seniors, caregivers, providers and community organizations find the resources to help seniors age in place. She is excited that Saluda is participating in such an important endeavor.  
Please join us on November 16 to hear Dr. Helppie speak on this very important topic. You do not want to miss this timely and most helpful presentation.  
If you have questions or need transportation, please contact Lynn Cass at 828-749-1975.
"Enhancing the lives of seniors living in place through access to services and health care, entertainment, opportunities for education and social activities, and opportunities for volunteering, we can create a vision of hope for our seniors and strengthen our community."
Submitted by Lynn Cass
Health and Wellness

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.     
Saluda Community Library
Paul Koenen
Saluda Community Library
Teen Scene is for those in grades 6-12 only. Enjoy fun, free activities every week at the Saluda Library on Mondays at 4pm.
Nov 6
Nintendo Wii U & Homemade Pumpkin Butter-
Enjoy an afternoon of Nintendo Wii U free play and competition against your peers. Make and take homemade pumpkin butter to share with your family. 
Nov 13
Spiderman Homecoming-  Stop by the library after school to watch Spiderman Homecoming. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.  
Nov 20
Nintendo Wii U & DIY Bandana Scarves-  Enjoy an afternoon of Nintendo Wii U free play and competition against your peers. Stay warm this fall with a bandana scarf that you create! 
Nov 27
Blogging 101-  Sip on hot chocolate and learn the basics of creating an online blog. 
The Saluda Teen Advisory Group (STAG) also 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.

An Adult Craft Class is held at the Saluda 
Library on the second  Monday  of the month at 2pm.

November 13 , we will make fall decor signs. Choose to freehand paint or stencil your work. All materials will be provided. Registration is encouraged. Sign up with Amelia at  or by calling 828-894-8721 ext 226.

Special events:

Tea & Poetry   
Monday, November 6, 2pm  
Enjoy a hot cup of tea, share through live readings and spend quiet time working on your own poetry at the library. Sample poetry for live readings will be provided.

Thanksgiving Craft & Movie 
Wednesday, November 22 ,10am  
Fun for all ages! Make a Thanksgiving craft, watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, and enjoy popcorn and drinks.
Holiday Movie Matinee
Wednesday, November 29, 2pm 
Get into the holiday spirit with Miracle on 34th Street (1994 version). Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided. 
44 W. Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773
Tel. (828) 749-2117
Mon.-Fri. 9am - 6pm
Sat. 9am - 1pm
Saluda Elementary School
   Joe Adams
      Saluda Elementary School  
Saluda School welcomes 17 Community for Children (C4C) volunteers in our
Polk Enrichment Academy for Kids (P.E.A.K.) after school program.  
Salud a School will participate with families and the community in a shared book r eading experience. The selected book, The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney is about the importance of tolerance, relationships, and not making judgements. We have 25 copies of the book available in the school office for $5.00 a copy if you are interested in sharing in this experience. Amy Wood has plans to organize a team to write and perform a community play based on the book.      
Staff and students at Saluda School thank the City of Saluda for purchasing and installing new nets and posts for the tennis courts!
If you shop at Ingles and have an Ingles card, our school can earn classroom supplies and materials by linking your card to our school. Please stop by the school to complete a form linking your Ingles Advantage Card number to Saluda School. Thank you!
Here's the Scoop for November Events at Saluda School:
   3: Pre-K trip to Collins Dental  
10: HOLIDAY--No School
13: 4th grade field trip to the Biltmore House
17: A+ Liaison will visit Saluda School
22-24: No School
28: Report Cards go home
28: 5th grade Muddy Sneakers trip to The Park at East Flat Rock
27-30: Please send in those BoxTops! The school receives $.10 for every BoxTop received.
Visit for state score summaries and regional comparisons.  
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 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

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.    
For Rent Pine Cone Cottage Charming 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage just 2 blocks from downtown, yet on a quiet location. Call Clara Carter- 828-749-5366
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.
Annual Calendar
Top of the Grade Concerts -- (June 9, July 14, August 11, September 1) 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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Willy-Nilly November   
As the cold winds of November sweep away the magical spell of fall colors and warmth of summer-like days, old man winter is fighting for its rite of passage to move into the Saluda Mountains. Mountain views are visible through windows opened through forest tress left naked by fallen leaves and swept clean by November rain and winds. With the bare beauty of November and its mountain shadows, gray skies, and withered stalks of summer's glory, a peaceful tranquility rests over the mountains as Saludians await the first frost and winter snow.
Summer homes will fill with holiday guests for Thanksgiving and the Saluda Tailgate Market will celebrate the end of the season with its Holiday Market. The Saluda Methodist Church will host its annual "Turkey Dinner" and downtown shops and restaurants will prepare for holiday shoppers and guests.
November winds bring change to the mountains as they blow back and forth fighting back old man winter and the smell of wood smoke begins to spew from mountain home chimneys. Hummingbirds have fled south and migrating birds are plentiful and it's time to put out back yard bird feeders again.

"There is a time for every season" and November is a time for remembrance of those who have served our country and reflection of the past season. As a stillness replaces the rush of a busy summer and fall season, Saludians show gratitude and thankfulness for being spared from Mother Nature's wrath of storms and give to, and share with, those who have been less fortunate.
Even though the weather can be "willy-nilly" in November, Saludians will delight in all seasons making the best of whatever is in store.
What's Happening in Music & Art

What's Happening at the Purple On ion 
Winter Hours
Sunday, November 5 marks the official end of daylight savings time and Sunday brunch at the Purple Onion for 2017. Additionally, our kitchen will close at 8 PM on Monday and Tuesday nights. We will reopen for Sunday brunch and Wednesdays the first week of May.
Oyster & Pint Night
Sunny summer days may be gone and the beautiful clear colorful days of autumn waning, but November brings its own gifts. Cozy fires, comfort food and OYSTERS! Every Monday and Tuesday we feature oysters on the half shell, raw or roasted and $3 pints.
David Childers & the Serpents
November 19 @ 7 PM
The Purple Onion is pleased to welcome back David Childers and the Serpents on Sunday, November 19 at 7 PM. Admission is $12 per person in advance, $15 at the door and seating will be limited. The performance begins at 7 PM. The doors open at 5 PM. Pizza, salads and appetizers will be available from 5 PM until 6:45 with beverages and desserts available during the show. Reservations can be made online
or by calling the restaurant at 828-749-1179.   
Singer-songwriter David Childers is the proverbial study in contradictions. A resident of Mount Holly, North Carolina, he's a former high-school football player with the aw-shucks demeanor of a good ol' Southern boy. But he's also a well-read poet and painter who cites Chaucer and Kerouac as influences, fell in love with folk as a teen, listens to jazz and opera, and fed his family by practicing law before turning in his license to concentrate on his creative passions.
The legal profession's loss is certainly the music world's gain. Childers' new album, Run Skeleton Run, released in May 2017 on Ramseur Records, is filled with the kinds of songs that have made him a favorite of fans and fellow artists including neighbors the Avett Brothers. Scott Avett contributes to four tracks, and Avett's bassist Bob Crawford co-executive-produced the effort with label head Dolph Ramseur. (Crawford and Childers, both history buffs, have recorded and performed together in the Overmountain Men).
In fact, it was Crawford who kick-started this album, Childers' sixth solo effort, by suggesting he reunite with Don Dixon (R.E.M., the Smithereens), who produced Crawford's favorite Childers album, Room 23 (done with his band the Modern Don Juans). Crawford also suggested tracking at Mitch Easter's Fidelitorium Recordings.
"I've made records in my living room and been perfectly happy with it. But I think ol' Bob wanted to give it one more shot," Childers says. "It's kind of like the Wild Bunch at the end of the movie, on their last train robbery."
Not that he's suggesting this is his "last train robbery." Not with songs as rich as these. Sounding like literature and playing like little movies - several are under three minutes long - they're populated by sailors, hermits, lovers and killers, facing off against fate, skeletons, good, evil, or simply the trials of everyday existence. Lust, virtue, guilt, innocence; alienation, desperation, sorrow, gratitude ... he examines these conditions with such precision - combined with music that draws on folk, rock, rockabilly, country and Cajun influences - he doesn't need lengthy exposition.
November Live Music Calendar
You may notice something special about our line-up for November. All of these performers have been here many times before and are returning because you like them. Enjoy.
November 2 - Ladybirds 
"Lazybirds play a good variety of blues, jazz and that good old ragtime.." Doc Watson
November 4 - Citizen Mojo 
Classic and not-so-classic funk, soul, blues and jazz.
S inger, songwriter and purveyor of high lonesome Appalachian music.
November 11 - Chuck Johnson & Charlyhorse 
A retro quality that's as Southern Rock as Country, organic and authentic.
Front porch Appalachian swing music played by happy people!
November 18 - The Lonesome Road Band 
Our favorite bluegrass band is back with outstanding harmony and instrumental performance.
November 19 - David Childers & The Serpents (Sunday Concert)
November 23 - THANKSGIVING
The café will be closed so that our staff can celebrate with their family and friends.
November 25 - The Secret Band 
Tad Taylor (guitar/vocals) Sean O' Shields (pedal steel) Ryan Ware (bass) and Bill Fletcher (drums/vocals) playing a soulful brand of rock and roll.
November 30 - The Sufi Brothers 
An incredible duo play an improvise country roots, blues, gospel and folk.
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!!
Tuesday 5-9,
Wednesday - Saturday 11-3 Lunch, 5-9 Dinner
Sunday 11-7  

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Call 828-749-5854 or email us at .  Located at 40 East Main Street. Like us on Facebook
"Appassionata: The Romance of Italian Opera" an Orchard Inn Benefit for the Saluda Historic Depot
Join AmiciMusic for another thrilling evening of great songs, food, and drink at the historic Orchard Inn in Saluda to benefit the Saluda Historic Depot.  This show, called: "Appassionata: The Romance of Italian Opera," will take place on Sunday, November 19, starting with delicious Italian hors d'oeuvres and full cash bar at 4:00 with music beginning around 5:00pm.    The Orchard Inn is located at 100 Orchard Lane in Saluda and the cost for the fundraiser is $60 per person. The views will be exquisite, the food incredible, the atmosphere cozy and the music superb.   For more information and to buy tickets online, please visit .   Tickets will also be available at  or at the Orchard Inn itself, at the Saluda Historic Depot at  32 W. Main Street , and Thompson's Store at 24 Main Street, Saluda, NC starting mid October.  Seating will be limited so buy your seats now!
Three singers---soprano Amanda Horton, tenor John Kaneklides, and baritone Jonathan Ross--- will join pianist Daniel Weiser in this show highlighting scenes from famous operas by Verdi, Puccini, and Donizetti as well as well-known Neoplotian songs such as "O Sole Mio."   All the singers have performed around the country.  Horton and Ross have an incredible chemistry that has been on display in two previous fundraisers at the Orchard Inn ("Live at the USO' and 'A Night in Vienna') while tenor Kaneklides was praised by Opera News as: "the very picture of youthful optimism and potential."  Dr. Weiser, founder and Artistic Director of AmiciMusic, has played in over 20 countries.  He will give short talks at the concert about each composer, helping to break down the barriers between performers and audience and establishing a more informal and relaxed atmosphere. 
"Daniel Weiser and Marc and Marianne Blazar of the Orchard Inn have been staunch supporters of the fundraising efforts to purchase and operate the Saluda Historic Depot & Museum since its beginning in 2015," says chair of the Saluda Historic Depot, Judy Ward. "Their generosity stretches way beyond just fundraising by offering a cultural event that rivals anything else in western NC to the citizens of Saluda and Polk County. We hope many citizens will be able to take advantage of this unique experience in Saluda," says Judy.
For more information, please contact Judy Ward at 828-674-5958 or or Marc and Marianne Blazar at the Orchard Inn at .
Dancer's Extension dancersextension
We had a great October and with November here, we are settling into our 2017-2018 schedule.  We continue to focus on building our technique and now we begin preparing for Hometown Christmas.  It's not too late to join us!  Openings are still available in certain classes.
Contact the studio for more information and to register. We love beginners!  The studio will be closed for the Thanksgiving break from Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26.  All other classes will be held on a regular schedule for the month of November.

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 
Robin Kirby Open Studio
Robin Kirby will be having an Open Studio event Saturday November 18 from 9am-3pm featuring New Work, Studio Seconds and Holiday Décor. Robin is a 12 year resident of Saluda. Her work is changing as her life evolv es, but she is still committed to quality and  beautiful functional pottery you will enjoy using for years to come. Her new work features soft earth tones with pops of color and gentle carved texture. Holiday décor includes original ceramic Chr istmas trees of various sizes and textures with a natur al  finish. This year Robin is happy to host Guest Artist, Hannah Seng. Hannah has been in Western North Carolina all of her life but is somewhat new to Saluda. Her beautiful acrylic paintings echo the spirit of the Mountains with fresh colors and lively movement. She will bring original paintings, prints and cards to share. 
(828) 749-3723
Jim Carson, AIS    
Workshop: Painting the Interior
January 18-20, 2018 Thursday-Saturday
Medium: Oil and/or Acrylic
Painting interiors has always been a fundamental part of Impressionist painting, and particularly contemporary Impressionist painting. Capturing the light, whether natural light through a window or door, or artificial light from a lamp or other inside lighting. The walls, furniture, floors and flowers are simply a vehicle for the light to "show off". Painting these scenes can be both fun and can result in very cozy paintings. As always, in this workshop, we will learn to simplify the shapes and design of an interior scene in order to paint it in a fresh and spontaneous manner.
The workshop will be held in Jim's studio, above the Saluda Grade Café, 40 E. Main St., in Saluda, N.C. There will be lots of one on one easel time, a demonstration by Jim on Thursday, and a general critique of the day's work at the end of each day. The workshop is open to all levels, from beginners to advanced. A list of 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 , email or call 828-749-3702.   
Saluda Train Tales
Remembering E.M. Patterson
November 17, 2017
Remembering E.M. Patterson, Engineer of Helper Train on Saluda Grade
The old steam engine helper is gone from Saluda Mountain. Mr. E. M. Patterson, who pushed the trains from Melrose to Saluda, a distance of three miles, for 47 years, retired at the age of 70 years. He only lived two years after he retired. Mr. Patterson went to work for the railroad when he was almost 14 years old as a water boy. He pulled a passenger train from Asheville to Salisbury and from Asheville to Spartanburg before coming on the helper at Saluda.
Mr. Patterson is best known for being the grandfather of actor Pat Hingle whose acting career began at Saluda School with a part in a school play. He went on to appear on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, on TV in Gunsmoke, The Andy Griffith Show, The Fugitive, The Twilight Zone and countless others, and in over 100 movies, including Splendor in the Grass, Norma Rae, Hang 'Em High, and all four of the 1990s-era Batman films.
"I remember Mrs. Patterson having some of his friends to come over to their house one night. She said Mr. Patterson had been working for the railroad 50 years that day and she invited us over. When we got there Mr. Patterson said, "I am glad you all came over. I have been working on the railroad 50 years today. I'm so glad you all came today."  
"Mr. Patterson was a great lover of music. He would go to a lot of our singing conventions, and would often pay the expenses of a good quartet to get them to come to our singings. He loved to hear the Carolina Ladies Quartet of Greenville, SC sing. He did not sing but it put life into a singing just to see him there; he enjoyed it so much," quoted from "50 Years Ago in Saluda," by Herbert E Pace.
Christina Thompson Boies and Katherine Rohling Harrell. granddaughters of Mr. Patterson will tell stories about their grandfather, E. M. Patterson, and his career as the engineer of the Helper Train on the Saluda Grade. Christina and Katherine are from Columbia, SC
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. Doors open at 6:30. Presentation is 7:00pm to 8:30pm. The events are free and voluntary donations are appreciated. Memberships and Donations to the Saluda Historic Depot in 2017 will enable us to receive matching grant funds from the Polk County Community Foundation.
For more information, please contact Judy Ward at 828-674-5958 or or Cathy Jackson at 828-817-2876 or for schedule updates. 
Benefit for Tryon Historical Museum with Emile Pandolfi - Nov. 11
On Saturday evening, November 11, the Tryon Historical Museum will present An Evening with Pandolfi at Tryon Fine Arts Center. Emile Pandolfi has agreed to return to Tryon for this performance as a benefit for the Museum.
The Tryon Historical Museum, located at 26 Maple Street in the heart of Tryon, was formed in order to Tell Tryon's Story. The museum shares tidbits of Tryon's history through photographs and rotating exhibits about the town's founding fathers and its famous visitors who stepped off the train for fresh air and decided to stay. It is the story of equestrians, artists, writers, and musicians who fell in love with the glorious mountain views, the refreshing air, and the friendly community spirit that has always embraced newcomers.
After a short incubation period and with guidance and encouragement from Tryon Downtown Development Association and the Small Town Main Street program, Tryon Historical Museum received its 501(c) 3 status and opened its doors to the public as a free museum in September 2015, just two years ago.
Because of his talent and creativity, as well as his commitment to community, Emile Pandolfi is a perfect fit for this event. He ranks among America's most popular piano artists with almost thirty recordings. In addition to his performances of Classical Music, Pandolfi is primarily known for applying a classical technique to Broadway hits and popular standards. He is also known for infusing his concerts with laughter and for romancing his audiences.
Pandolfi is actively involved with charity organizations, performing in benefit concerts for Hospice, women's shelters, the United Way, and various efforts for disaster relief. He most recently appeared at Tryon Fine Arts Center as a benefit for Parkinson's.
Please join us for An Evening with Pandolfi on Saturday, November 11, at 7:00 p.m. at Tryon Fine Arts Center, with a Gala Reception in the lobby following the performance. Tickets are $45.00 and may be purchased through or by calling the box office at 828 859-8322. For additional information, call Linda Lee Reynolds at 828 859-2744.
If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation to the museum, the address is Tryon Historical Museum, P.O. Box 132, Tryon, NC 28782.
Tryon Little Theater
"Outside Mullingar" by Tryon Little Theater Premiers 
Tryon Little Theater's next show, "Outside Mullingar" is an award-winning play written by John Patrick Shanley   After its 2014 run on Broadway, the play received two Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, two Drama Desk Award nominations, and one Tony Award nomination for Best Play.  The Writers Guild of America awarded Shanley the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award in Writing.  Do you remember "Doubt"?  Well, Shanley wrote that too, and it received a Tony Award and a Pulitzer Prize.  Shanley also wrote the screenplay for "Moonstruck", starring Nicholas Cage and Cher, and he received both the Writers Guild Award and the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Hailed as Shanley's best play since "Doubt", "Outside Mullingar" is an intimate, ensemble play with four characters:  Tony and Anthony Reilly (father and son); and their neighbors Aoife and Rosemary Muldoon (mother and daughter).  Directed by Catherine Gillet (a playwright herself), this poignant story will run for two weekends:  November 9-12 and November 16-19 at the Tryon Little Theater Workshop, 516 S. Trade Street in Tryon.  Tickets are only $16 ($11 for 18 and under) and are available on the TLT website or by calling 828-859-2466.
Auditions For Tryon Little Theater's Next Production "Kiss Me, Kate"

When:  Sunday, Nov 12, 7 pm and Tuesday, Nov 14, 7pm
Where:  Sunnydale, the log cabin at 334 S Trade St., Tryon   
Visit for a breakdown of roles and more audition information. The production dates for "Kiss Me, Kate" are February 15-18, 2018, at the Tryon Fine Arts Center.
Saluda Historic Depot Annual Golf
After the original golf tournament date of October 9 was postponed due to hurricane winds and rain, the teams started play at 11am on October 30 with a cold, blustery start.  As the day warmed up nicely, so did the golfers and fun and competitiveness prevailed!
So many individuals and businesses made this a successful event. With sincerest appreciation, the board of the Saluda Historic Depot would like to thank the following.
Tournament Major Sponsors
"ENGINEER" SPONSOR - Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated
Beverly-Hanks & Associates, Don Mintz Builders, Squadroni Family Charitable Foundation, WHKP Radio
"FLAG" SPONSORS - Carolyn Ashburn, Judy Stroud / State Farm Insurance Agency, Mary Mason / M.M.MASSAGE, Sandie Bright & Vikki Nelson, Southern Alarm and Security Company, Inc., Toby's Mattress Superstore
Tournament Hole Sponsorship Signs
Allegra, Carolina Ace Hardware / Hallmark Store now inside, Dad's Collectibles, David Twiggs / In memory of Henry & Joan Twiggs, Eric Dollinger, DDS / McChristian Dental, Favor Farms LLC / Apple Grower/Don Mixon, Green River BBQ, Gregg Arvey / Nationwide Insurance Agency, Hubba Hubba / Honey and Salt, Kangaroo Golf, Lauretta Cook, Mary Mason / Richard Mason, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Saluda Lifestyles / Cathy Jackson, Steve Laughter / Super 60's Band, Terminix Services Inc. / Hendersonville, NC, The Charlie Ward Memorial Pig Out, The Gorge / Zip Line Canopy Adventure, Thompson's Store / Oldest Grocery Store in NC
Donated Prizes, Raffle Items & Gift
A Growing Concern, Red Fox Country Club, BB & T, Salamander Gift Shop, Boon Choo Thai Express, Saluda Outfitters, Buck's Pizza, Sam's Club, Cleghorn Golf & Sports Club, Sassafras, Cottage 1596, Sherman's Sports & Army Store, Flowers by Larry, Shops at Landrum Antique Mall, Freedom Beverage Co, Sidestreet Pizza and Pasta, Geen River Brew Depot, Soulisa's Fine Thai Dining, Hare & Hound Pub, Stone Soup Market & Café, Harris Teeter, The Book Shelf, Home Depot , The Dressing Room, Hoop's Antiques & Vintage Collectibles, The Gorge Zip Line Adventures, Huckleberry's Bakery, The Pottery, Ingles (new store on Hwy 176), The Tryon Bottle, Kathleen's Gallery of Saluda, Tom Fazio, Larkin's Carolina Grill, Tryon Country Club, Links of Tryon, Tryon Little Theater, Mutual Distributing Co., Village Greens Golf Club, Overmountain Vineyards, Wal-Mart, Purple Onion, Wildflour Bakery
Donated Food & Beverages
Coca-Cola Bottling Co.Consolidated-Coca-Cola Products & Bottled Water, JMJj Produce Co.- Baked Potatoes,
New Ingles On Hwy. 176,- Salad & Dressings, Sysco Corporation, New York Strip Steaks
Thanks to the Saluda Historic Board members and volunteers who contributed to the success of this fundraising event.
Kay Garell, Co-Chair of Tournament, Judy Ward, Co-Chair of Tournament, Bruce Hunt, Carolyn Ashburn, Mary Meyland-Mason, Corinne Gerwe, Cathy Jackson, Mark Ray, Jack Milhaupt, Nancy Pew, Varian Hunt, Rich Miller,  Ammie Weymer, and Rhonda Corley.
Thanks to the Staff of Bright's Creek Golf Resort for making this such a memorable event!
Thanks to Mike Gilliam, Nationwide Hendersonville for the $10,000 Cash Hole-In-One and to Bryan- Easler Toyota for the new car. Sorry, there were no winners of these grand prizes!  Maybe next year! 
Tournament Players & Foursomes
1.   Beverly-Hanks' team
Lee Stepp, Jeff Hoffman, Michael Lewis, Roger Trantham
2. Squadroni Family Charitable Foundation                       
Bill Squadroni, Tom Mascari, David Sampson, Rick Payton
3. Richard Rhodes' team                                                  
Richard Rhodes, Steve Wyatt, Bob Bonner, Eric Russell
4. Chuck Williamson's team
Chuck Williamson, Pete Cogan, Jeff Williamson, Jason Cowlin
5. Lauretta Cook's team
Lauretta Cook, Amy Zollo, Ray Rapp, Dorothy Rapp
6. Don Mintz Builders' team      
Sean Mintz, Matt Taylor. Joe Tomko, Doug Davis
7. Jackson Land's team
Jackson Land, Cliff Christian, Stan Walker, Derek Hawkins            
8. Steve Laughter's team
Steve Laughter, Dean Landreth, Rex Banadyga, Justin Hallman
9. Ron Gburek's team          
Ron Gburek, Terry LaMore, Don Hoffman, Bob Decker            
10. Bruce Hunt's team                                        
Bruce Hunt, Jim Holman, John Rhodes                                  
11. Jessica Justice's team  
Jessica Justice, Jessie Stewart, Jim Stone, Dave Mathisen
12. Chris Brown's team
Chris Brown, Mike Lindsay, Al Nicholas, Todd Bigley
13. Tim Bell's team               
Tim Bell, Marcus Lamurri, Pat Kennan, Amos Dawson
14. Jerry Barnhouse's team  
Jerry Barnhouse, David Hutto, Randy Quinn
15. Bill Jameson's team                   
Bill Jameson, Glenn Ratliff, Marc Blazer, Marianne Blazer
16.   John Welch's team          
John Welch, Seaborne Jones, Jack Sutton, Tom Solomon
17.   St Luke's team
Michael Baughman, Roger Newman, Tom Grandville, Harold Wilson  
Congratulations to these Winners!
First Place Team - St Luke's Team Net Team Score 52.3
Michael Baughman, Roger Newman, Tom Grandville, Harold Wilson
Second Place Team - Jessica Justice's Team Net Team Score 52.5
Jessica Justice, Jessie Stewart, Jim Stone, Dave Mathisen
Third Place Team - Chuck Williamson's Team Net Team Score 54.7
Chuck Williamson, Pete Cogan, Jeff Williamson, Jason Cowlin
Men's Longest Drive - Eric Russell
Women's Longest Drive - Jessica Justice
Closest to the Hole - Chuck Williamson
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.
Small Business Saturday
In its 7th year, American Express started this event to recognize small businesses and to help them bring in more customers. Support your Saluda small businesses by shopping in town on Saturday, November 25.
Saluda Grade Café
Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Just give us a call for your reservations. Seating hours are 11 am, 1 pm, 3pm and 5 pm. The menu is awesome. Have family in town and want to eat at home? Call us to arrange for Rolls, Sides and Desserts. You can pick up the day before and look awesome on Thanksgiving!
This year we have much to be thankful for, many wonderful friends and family, plus all those great organizations that called us to cater their event.
As we continue into the holiday season, let us cater that special Christmas Party from 2 to 250, we can make a menu that will be unforgettable.
Last but not least, be reminded that we have live music on Friday nights with The Saluda Grade Band and some wonderful Old Time Music. Also on Wednesday, noon until 3, Debbie Camacho with her original music and many Love Songs. Bring a date to lunch!
We love you and and are Thankful for you!
Visit us on the web at or on Facebook .
  Call 828-749-5854 or email us at .   Located at 40 East Main Street. 
We're open for zipping Thanksgiving weekend - so if folks are looking for an adventurous alternative to getting trampled at Walmart on Black Friday, come "Fly with Us!" Or, maybe you'd love to see your in-laws from this perspective: 
The Gorge will also be open Fridays and Saturdays throughout the winter months, with extended availability between Christmas and New Years (champagne zips!) and on Valentine's Day. 
Book online at  or over the phone at 828.749.2500:
Random Arts & Apparel   
Arts & Apparel has been located at the corner of Ozone and Louisiana with the brightly colored steps and door for the past 7 years. If you haven't stopped by yet, this could be an opportunity to see what we are all about.  With cooler temps on the way, it's time to begin layering your winter outfits with a fashionable new vest, a soft fluffy sweater, a long tunic, a cozy hat and a warm scarf. You'll also discover fun, unique clothing items that you won't find anywhere else, as well as the basic leggings & skinny jeans. After all, you will want to look good and stay warm here in Saluda and in your travels.
Stop by and let us assist you in putting together a fresh new look for the winter.
Random Arts & Apparel  welcomes you to shop with us and support small business in November & December. Small Business Saturday is Nov. 25th & with each purchase you will receive a complimentary gift from us.
Remember us when you begin your holiday shopping and let our cheerful staff...Joyce, D.J. or Dee assist you. Plenty of parking with a handicap access ramp.

Open Tues. - Sat. 10am till 5pm
Phone: 828-749-1165
Happily Located at 481 Louisiana Ave,Saluda, NC 28773
We are finally having the right temperatures for fall and winte r clothing.  The Dressing Room is starting its winter sale in the beginning of November to make Christmas shopping easy for you. Come and take advantage of the savings. 
I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving and as always thanks for shopping local!
Looking forward, Irmy 
137 East Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773. 828-749-9555 
Sassafras is excited to welcome jewelry designer Ettamarie to our store! She's a local artist that resides in Asheville, NC.  She's been making jewelry for 30 years and has been making it available for sale for about 10 years now. Her designs are unique, and many of her necklaces can be worn 3 different ways, which makes them a very versatile piece, and a great gift as well.  We are also carrying her earrings and leather bracelets with magnetic clasps.  If you haven't stopped in recently and are looking for some unique gifts, her jewelry could be a great choice.
We have some great cool and cold weather choices in the store right now. Long Sweater Coats,
Waffle Jackets, Sweaters, soft and warm Cashmink Scarfs, Leggings, Jag Jeans, Cords and Twills, and Lysse Jeans and Leggings, and many other items.  We also have some beautiful Velvet and Holiday tops that can be worn for a fancy party, or with a pair of jeans for dinner at one of our great local restaurants, or for a casual gathering with friends!
Look for expanded sales this month, and through December.  Be sure to stop by early so you can take advantage of the sales for your Holiday presents and, of course to treat yourself as well!
Yes!!  Ready or not, the Holiday Season is once again upon us!  We wish you a very Happy
Thanksgiving, and the best of seasons this year!  And, we thank you for your support and patronage this year, and feel very blessed to have so many wonderful and loyal customers!
Check out our Facebook page "SassafrasSaluda" for pictures of our current stock and new arrivals!
We are open 6 days each week.  Monday thru Friday, 11:00am - 5:00 pm, and Saturday, 10:00am - 5:00pm.  
Sassafras is located at 46 E. Main Street, which is in the center of town, in between the Saluda Grade Café and The Pottery.  Store phone number is 828-749-2379.
  Connie and Catherine

November being a time to count our blessings, Sweet Earth Mountain resale/thrift & consign shop would like to thank our customers for supporting a small, local business.  My consignors, most elderly who are downsizing or just selling a few treasures to have a little more jingle are also grateful.  We believe in "attitude of gratitude".  We are still slashing prices, still in limbo since the building is up for sale, the latest items to get the red mark are linens and artwork.  Also glassware, vases and silver-plate servers to grace your holiday tables, don't let the "funky junk" fool you, we have fine antiques, vintage items and home décor loaded and stacked inside, thanks for shopping small and local!  
Keeping midday hours Monday thru Thursday, 11 - 5, Fridays, Saturdays, 12 - 4ish on Sunday, or call on off hours or for casual appointment--could be home posting on Ebay.  828-606-1748.
Located at 160 Highway 176 across from Green River BBQ.
Pumpkin spice, apple pie, butternut squash soup, venison, turkey, chestnuts, the smell of oak burning in the fireplace, red & yellow leaves falling from the sky - it's November in the mountains. A time of natural beauty and reflective thanksgiving for the multitude of things we are blessed with. Clean air, fresh spring mountain water, warm & friendly neighbors and a bounty of local food remind us why we live here. Life is good in our tiny town of Saluda. Here at the Orchard Inn, we await your visit for a relaxing stay at our lovely romantic bed and breakfast 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 September we're still celebrating the many organic delights being harvested from our 4,000 sq. ft. garden, including many varieties of heirloom kale, beans, eggplant, apples, carrots, and herbs galore. 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. 828-749-5471. It's not too early to begin planning for the upcoming holidays. We are now taking reservations for our amazing Thanksgiving dinners as well as the very popular Dickens Dinners in December and NYE black tie Gala to usher in 2018 in OI style.
On Sunday, November 19th we will once again be hosting a fabulous Italian themed intimate concert, Appassionata, as a fundraiser for the Saluda Historic Depot. AmiciMusic will be presenting an elegant and entertaining evening of famous operatic scenes from Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini, plus early Italian art songs and popular Neopolitan music. AmiciMusic's artistic director, Daniel Weiser will be on piano, teaming up with Asheville's own singing stars - Amanda Horton and Jonathan Ross, along with special guest John Kaneklides. This very special event will begin at 4:00 with a delicious array of Italian Hors D'oeuvres and cash bar. The concert begins at 5:00. Seating is limited so reserve a place at this wonderful event and help raise money for the Depot. Tickets will be available on our web site, AmiciMusic's web site, at Thompson's Store, and at the Depot. 
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)

Thompson Store is open Monday to Saturday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closed Sunday
New for November are more varieties of hearty soups and warm dishes from Pasta Provisions.  Nothing better than homemade vegetable soup; try our easy vegetable soup base and add water or if you want some meat chicken or beef.  Recipe for November: Sausage and Pimento Cheese Dip- take one pound of Charlie's Sage Sausage, cook and drain.  Add 2 containers of Judy's Pimento Cheese and heat in a crock pot, best dip for your holiday gatherings.  Remember your wine selection is the best, purchase 6 and receive 10% off, purchase a case and 15% off.  Call and Sam will order your favorite.
Ward's Grill is open Monday to Saturday 7am to 3pm. Closed Sunday
Our grill is cooking up warm dishes too, Homemade Vegetable Soup, Pinto Beans and always homemade meatloaf and the best Burgers around.  If you haven't had the CJ Burger or a Sausage Burger, enjoy it on your next visit.  They can be prepared just like a burger, but the taste of the sausage with the beef, can't be beat.  
We want to welcome our new Manager to Saluda, Doug Harris.  Doug has many years of experience and he has proved to be an excellent manager for us.  Come by and meet Doug and his wife Sharon, a great team at Ward's Grill.  
Veteran's Breakfast 3rd Thursday of each month.  
Lola's Celebration Venue: Lola's is making reservations for the holidays, so call and set the date.  Next year will come soon and we are making reservations for 2018.  We are here to make your events special.
Check out our new updated website and tell your friends about Thompson Store, the oldest grocery in NC and Ward's Grill.
Thanks for supporting us and remember to shop LOCAL.
The store and grill are located at 24 Main Street, Saluda, NC.  Click here  to visit the website.  Click here for directions.  Phone is 828-749-2321. Like us on Facebook 
Green River BBQ  
Fall brings beautiful days with a hunger for comfort foods! Come join us for Homemade soups and stews. Hot turkey sandwiches on Wildflour Bakery bread with a bowl of soup is perfect! 
We have a brand new menu that is easier to read and just fun! 
New and rotating local beer on tap with Octoberfest's, Porters and other dark beer for cooler weather. We still carry a light beer on tap that is always on special.  
We will be introducing a few special wines that were recommended to us by Saluda's own Joni Rauschenbach. I very nice red that we will pair with our great Hamburgers. Look for specials on the pairing!
We will be closed Thanksgiving Day but reopen with all the big screen TVs on Football Friday morning!
Happy holidays from all of us at Green River BBQ! Join us on the Patio for delicious treats, beer and corn hole!
Our Fall 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 
November News includes a winter schedule for Wildflour Bakery.  We will now be closed Mondays and Tuesdays.  We are open Wed. - Sat.  8am - 3pm.  Sundays start at 9am for pastries and 10am for brunch and close at 3 pm.  We will continue with Pizza Nights on Wednesday and Friday through the winter.
Our Thanksgiving Order Sheet is available at the front counter.  We are offering 9" deep dish pies with our made from scratch, real butter crusts:  Pecan, Blueberry, Cranberry Chess and Pumpkin.  We also have an Apple Bundt Cake and rolls (crescents, assorted or butter herb).  All orders must be placed by Sunday, November, 19th.  WILDFLOUR BAKERY WILL BE CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING DAY, November 23.
Our new winter menu is nearly finished...and we are honoring the many requests to include the always popular Chicken Pot Pie, as well as many other favorites. We hope to see you soon.

Fall & Winter Hours 
: 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
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Wildflour Bake Shop  828-749-3356 
Wildflour Bakery  828-749-9224 
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Meanwhile Back in Saluda, Local Market
November 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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BackhistoricHistoric Saluda

Cookbook Donation
A special thank you to Holly Wilkes for donating a vintage Saluda cookbook after we shared the story from Our State Magazine about the need for cookbooks. (See last month's Saluda Lifestyles.) Her treasured cookbook was put together in 1956 by The Saluda Book Club. We will send this book to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's (UNCG) Rare Books in the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives at UNCG's Jackson Library. Here's the full story in Our State Magazine: It's not too late to donate if you have a cookbook from Saluda or Polk County. Just drop it off at City Hall.
Pat Robinson Oral History
We appreciate Pat Robinson for participating in an oral history interview with us in September. Did you know Pat attended The Juilliard School?  It is widely regarded as one of the world's leading music and dance schools, with some of the most prestigious arts programs. Pat specifically studied the organ. Pat lives on Henderson Street with her brother Marcus. They have lived in Saluda for many years.
Photo Sharing Encouraged
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. 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 Saluda Lifestyles . All proceeds go toward future projects.
The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 10, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Saluda Public Library in the upstairs meeting room. The public is encouraged and invited to attend.
Submitted by Cindy Stephenson Tuttle , Chair, Historic Saluda Committee
Outdoor Adventures

green race Green River Race
The 22nd Annual Green River Narrows Kayak Race will be held on Saturday, November 4 at high noon. Over 100 racers, passing through the most majestic section of the river, and from all over the World, will compete for the first place trophy. The spectators that make the trek down Pulliam Creek Trail (off of Big Hungry Rd) will witness someone kayaking The Gorilla every minute for almost 2.5 hours. It is said this is the "greatest show in all of sports." The energy is electric and the fun factor is always high.
Check out for spectator directions and more information  
Tryon Garden Club
The Tryon Garden club meeting on Nov 15 will feature Charles Wilson discussing 18th century naturalist Andre Michaux. Andre Michaux, a French botanist traveled all over the Southeast collecting botanical specimens and recording information about our area. The Tryon Garden Club meets at FENCE, 3381 Hunting Country Rd, Tryon on Nov 15. Our program begins at 2:00. It is free and all are welcome.
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 Salu da Elementary School. Follow the road down to 2748 Pearson's Falls Road.
Submitted by Lucy Brannon  
Pacolet Area Conservancy (PAC) and Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) have consolidated and become one newer, stronger organization - Conserving Carolina!  
Conserving Carolina activities for November:
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.
Guided Hike to Pilot Rock
November 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for a moderate 6-mile hike in Pisgah National Forest, near the former site of George Vanderbilt's Buck Spring hunting lodge near Mt. Pisgah. The hike will cross the summit of Little Bald Mountain before dropping down to Pilot Rock, offering beautiful views of the mountains adorned with the colors of autumn.
Volunteer Information Session
November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm and November 9 @ 8:00am to 9am
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
November 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Help maintain this rare Southern Appalachian bog habitat by removing non-native, invasive plant species!  
Cherokee People and Invasive Species with Basket Maker and Cherokee Storyteller, Nancy Basket
November 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Learn local historical facts you never knew you never knew. Contemplate ageless teaching stories. Convert kudzu into a small nest that will hold jelly bean eggs. Come prepared with questions.
Hands-On Basket Weaving Workshop - with Kudzu!
November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Nancy Basket and learn how to make baskets with Kudzu! $20 and pre-registration by November 3 is requires.
The Synergy of Climbing & Conservation
November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join conservation scientist JJ Apodaca, the Carolina Climbers Coalition (CCC), and Conserving Carolina in learning how climbing and conservation are linked. Conserving Carolina and the CCC have partnered on several public recreation access initiatives in Hickory Nut Gorge; they will discuss exciting projects that have recently expanded climbing access in the area. Ecologist and CCC Board Member Laura Boggess will join Dr. Apodaca to present on the uniqueness of our local cliff ecosystems. They will also describe ways in which climbers can identify rare species and minimize habitat disturbance, further supporting conservation and access to more protected lands.
Guided Hike to Pinnacle Mountain
November 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Join us for a moderate 5.5-mile hike to Pinnicle Mountain in Table Rock State Park in South Carolina. Hikers interested in attending the November 17th hike are asked to meet at the Spinx in Gowensville, SC (at the intersection of Hwy 14 and Hwy 11) at 8:30 a.m. to check in and start the approximately 40-minute drive to the parking area at Sliding Rock road. Hikers should be prepared to return to the area in mid-afternoon. For your safety, do not attempt any hike beyond your ability and experience. Hikers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water. Please be sure to bring any personal medication that you may require.
Humphrey Farm Workday
November 17 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Help battle non-native invasive plant species on this protected property off North Mills River Road.
Florence Nature Preserve Workday
November 24 @ 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.   
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. 
Walking On the Road
If you have a car and travel the roads around Saluda, and pass either an old friend or a stranger and stop to offer him a lift - they, every one, respond the same. You say, "Do you want a ride?" and they say "Don't care if I do." You don't stop for females unless you have a female in your own car.
Henry Thompson was a nice man. He was Homer and George and John's daddy. He drove a fine mare mule and a top notch one horse wagon with a good high seat on it. He was on the road more often than others, but when you met him in his wagon he always had time to stop and "chat" a little.
One day we met him on the road and my Daddy "whoaed 'ole Joe, and Henry "whoaed" his mule, and they visited across the wheels. My Daddy mentioned how good Henry looked for their ages, and this is what he told my Daddy about the Thompson men, "Charlie," he said, "us Thompsons is sorta' like a hickory nut. We get some age on us and then sort of swivel up, and then I God we're here to stay!" I could say "amen" to that.
There were a lot of things that happened to us while we lived in the shack on Huckleberry Ridge, and I'm sure I'll come back to something from up there before we're through. When we moved to our new summer house down next to Case's Branch, with running water by gravity and a shower house and kitchen, our world started to change. Mr. Goforth, over the winter, tore down the old shack,
improved Jackie Thompson's old house, built a cow barn and some other good things. My big sister, Libba, was becoming a young lady. She had lots of young friends that visited from our neighborhood at home, and some of her friends from Converse College. I liked them all. They were wonderful to me. The biggest drawback to all of this was that on rainy days they liked to play bridge. Nine times out of ten, the group there was three, and they dragged little 'ole Charlie boy up from his nap in his little bed to be "the fourth" at bridge. I couldn't stand it. But "set back," that was different. "Set back" was a game for boys.
Our Daddy had a nice man that worked on the Spartanburg paper. He was a good reporter, and his name was A.G. Kenney. He had a wife and two sons -- one my age, and one a little younger. He was a World War I veteran, and his boys called him "Sarge." Our Daddy let them use the shack on Huckleberry   Ridge for their   vacation sometimes, and I went along with them. Sarge played catch with us at any time. He took us fishing, but after dark when supper was done, he was a "set back" man - Hi-low, Jack, and the game. Four, five, or six of us would play "set back" on the shack porch 'till moth wings covered the table, and we played on 'till bedtime.
When the Keeney's were all safe in bed at the shack, in the black of the night and the stillness was settled into the house, the Keeney's raised their chant, "Goodnight Sarge, Goodnight Rob, Goodnight Mamma, 'night Ross, 'night Rob - the good night cries cruised the old house with love, and then came three or four good nights Charlie, and I felt loved and wonderful, and wondered why I didn't do better at "set back."
One night when the weather got bad and we played "set back" on the big front porch at the shack, the lamp almost blew over. We all were shaken and asked Sarge what to do if the house caught fire. He told us all, "If this house catches fire, you just get your hat and call the dog."
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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. 


A Special Note
At this time of year when we show thankfulness for what we have, I would like to express my gratitude and thanks for all readers, sponsors, and helpers of Saluda Lifestyles for supporting this monthly newsletter that is published for the Saluda community.  It is with your generous support that has kept it going for 11 years. 

With sincere thanks,
Cathy Jackson

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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    
Luxurious private mountain getaway! One owner, custom-built, sparing no expense. High ceilings, abundant windows, large outdoor decks, stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen w/ wine fridge & bar. HUGE master suite w/ fireplace, private deck, illuminated jet tub, heated tile. Land backs up to thousands of preserved acres of NC Game Lands. Hike & hunt out your back door. 3. Horse paddock w/ water supply. MLS#3327954, $350,000
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
Contemporary mountain home w/ board & batten wood & stonework. Floor to ceiling stone fireplaces in spacious LR open to dining & kitchen.Full length deck on back maximizes long range viewss. MLS#3326823, $375,000
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. Just 4 miles to downtown for shopping and dining. 3BR/2BA, MLS #3308952, $249,000
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
Original farm house on 19+ acres with charm and character waiting for your special touches. Original brick fireplaces, heart pine floors, semi-finished attic add to the specialty of this home. Koi pond. House sits in middle of 19 acres and could be cleared for pastured. Mountain views from top of ridge. MLS# 3306077, $268,000
Your next energy efficient, high-quality, arts & crafts style mountain dream home is waiting for you in the established, naturally developed subdivision of Rixhaven. Enjoy simplistic qualities like all hardwood floors, high ceilings with crown moldings and tray ceilings, open floor plan with room-sized screen porch to enjoy the views and watch wildlife. House is a Duke Energy Star Rated home for energy efficiency. 600 gal cistern to catch rain water connected to outside faucets. 3BR, 2.5BA, MLS# 3313478, $390,000
Enjoy your own private dock on beautiful Lake Sheila, a private 28 acre lake offering swimming, fishing and non-motorized boating. 3BR, 4BA, MLS# 3312636, $425,000
Beautiful log home near Lake Hosea and just minutes from Saluda. Features a screened in back porch overlooking a fantastic manicured back yard with lots of beautiful trees, bushes and plants. Springtime is glorious. Home comes completely furnished and ready to move in. This is a great starter home. 2BR, 2BA, MLS#3320033, $220,000
Quality, site-built, energy-efficient, low-maintenance Just minutes from downtown Saluda,  Home features abundant windows, one-level living with open floor plan, hardiplank siding, and a metal roof. 2BR, 1BA, MLS#3321038, $168,000 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, $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, $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

Wonderful first time home buyers dream. Within walking distance from downtown. Low maintenance and the yard is an easy keep.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, $169,900 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

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NEW on the Market!
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, $324.500

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, $369,900
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
This is the perfect mountain getaway! White pine dove tail manufactured cabin has 1BR/1BA with a 2 BR septic. Great rocking chair front porch to enjoy the mountain air. MLS#3313860, $108,900. UNDER CONTRACT! 
You won't believe this historic-looking home isn't an immaculately preserved hand hewn log cabin! Get the best of both worlds w/ a newer home, built in 1999 by Don Mintz Builders, w/ historic charm & fantastic location. 2BR/2BA MLS#3311542, $242,000
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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Lots and Land
Lake Lots 
NEW! 6.40 acres Lake Sheila, MLS#3296972, $183,500
1.01 ac on Lake Adger, MLS# 3246170 , $85,000
89 ac view lot at Lake Sheila, MLS#3254020, $82,000Lake 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, $76,000
.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! 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
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 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 
 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

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