Where Time Stands Still  
  January 2018  
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Saluda Real Estate Market
Eat, Stay & Play
Community Calendar
Dates to Remember
Christmas Express
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Saluda Community Singers
Saluda Historic Depot News
City Notes
Saluda Center News
Saluda Community Land Trust
Saluda Garden Club
Women's Club
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Health & Wellness
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Saluda School
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Annual Calendar
What's Happening in Music and Art
Saluda Scoop
Historic Sakuda
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Why No Saluda
No Wonder I'm Fat by Joe Adams
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A Quick Saluda Market Update

(compares last year's sales with the same period this year as of December 31, 2017). 

 

Sales              Closed   Pending 

Homes 2017         73          8     

Homes 2016         68          0       

 

Land 2017            26          6       

Land 2016            17          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 January 9 at 5:30 at the Blue Firefly Inn on Greenville St.   
 
The Saluda Center Holiday Gala will be Sun., Jan. 7 from 6:30-9:00 pm. (Rescheduled due to snow.) 
 
Saluda Community Land Trust meets the
first Wednesday of month at 3pm at Saluda Presbyterian Church.     
   
The Historic Saluda Committee meets January 12 at 2pm at Saluda Library.  
 
Sing! With The Saluda Community Singers,
Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm at Old St. Matthews Church, 396 Irvin Street.  Special Christmas Concert January 19, 7pm, Saluda Presbyterian Church. 
 
Women's Club will meet January 9 at 10am for regular monthly meeting at Saluda Presbyterian Church. 
    
Saluda Garden Club will meet not meet in  January. 
 
Saluda Center Potluck and Bingo, January 29 at 6pm.
   
Saluda's Welcome Table resumes on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Saluda Methodist Church from 5:30 to 6:45pm. 
 
Brown Bag- Available, January 19, 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.
City of Saluda Christmas Express

The City of Saluda Police Department and City Hall would like to thank all Saludians for their contributions and support of this year's "Christmas Express."   Through your generous donations, we were able to help out many Saluda families in need.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Fundraiser
In January, Random Arts and its artists go all out to support Big Brothers Big Sisters Fundraiser "Have a Heart". The Upstairs Gallery in Tryon hosts the event from Jan. 27th to Feb.10th when all of the donated, 12' x 12'  "heart themed" art work goes up for bidding.
 
This unique project, in its 7th year, offers area artists a creative way to support local children who face adversity in our community.  
 
 
Anyone interested in supporting this cause with your talent is welcome to participate. Your contribution will bring more grace and love into the lives of little ones as well as your own. We do this every year and we make it easy for you to pick up a pre-made ceramic heart here at Random Arts or offer suggestions on using other mediums such as fiber, quilting, jewelry, wood, sculpture and more. All pieces donated will be used to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
 
For more information, a complete PDF with all the details will be sent to you upon request. Contact us at: randomarts22@gmail.com.  
Saluda Community Singers
The Saluda Community Singers will perform their Winter Concert on Friday, January 19 at 7:00 in the Saluda  Presbyterian Church Sanctuary.  Songs included in the program are Africa, Heal the World, Dona Nobis Pacem, Sakura, Mary Did You Know?, Nothin Gonna Stumble My Feet, Oh Shenandoah,  and I Believe. A reception for the audience will follow all the beautiful singing.  Everyone in the community is cordially invited!  
 
Patricia Roskens, Director
Saluda Historic Depot News

  Winter Museum Hours
Jan: Friday & Saturday each week and 14th & 15th Holiday Weekend.
Feb: Friday & Saturday each week and 18th & 19th Holiday weekend
Hours 10:30 to 5:00, Sunday 12 to 4.
 
Check out current exhibits and events at saludahistoricdepot.com .
 
Admission is always free and voluntary donations are appreciated.  Donations can be made by mailing to Saluda Historic Depot, PO Box 990, Saluda, NC 28773 or through Paypal at SaludaHistoricDepot.com.   
New Year Wishes
This is a beginning of a new year and the end of 2017 for the Saluda Historic Depot. We want to thank everyone for your support for a wonderful year at the Depot. Especially, the Polk County Community Foundation, our Depot members, our visitors from so many places, Marc & Marianne Blazer at the Orchard Inn, all the volunteers at the Depot, to Bob Keeton and to everyone that has supported our journey this past year. We are looking forward to the New Year and hope to see you, too. 
 
We want to thank all people who came to Hometown Christmas and to our winners of the Model Train Raffle and the children who won the raffles during the Polar Express. Linda Hoyle was the winner of the train set, who we are trying to contact to receive.  
 
Congratulations to the "Bear" winner (attached picture.)  She was so sweet and said she would love the bear till she was "old."
 
We wish everyone a great 2018, and we invite you to visit the Depot and learn its history or share a story with us. We are here to serve the people and the visitors of Saluda.
 
On Sale Now Saluda Train Tales Collection DVD
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.
 
Stay warm with new sweatshirts! white and black, all sizes available!
 
 
 
If You Like History, Be a Volunteer
If you would like to learn about Saluda's history and greet visitors of the Saluda Historic Depot, please call Anita Moore 404-626-2090. 
Giving Made Easy Online! 
When online shopping, we invite you to shop at SmileAmazon.com and select Saluda Historic Depot as your favorite charity. A small percentage of all your purchases will go toward our fundraising.
 
Donations and memberships to the Saluda Historic Depot in 2018 will enable us to receive incentive grant funds from the Polk County Community Foundation.
 
Saluda Historic Depot is a 501(c)3 non profit and all donations are tax deductible.
CityCity Notes


Pace Park Pavers
Reme mber a loved one by purchasing a bric k paver in t heir name!
 
Place your brick order to give thanks, memorialize a loved one, or put your company name on a brick to show your support.
 
Bricks are only $40, payable to City of Saluda, three lines of copy with a maximum of 14 letters per line. Forms can be obtained from City Hall or by requested from Catherine Ross . Click here to download a form.
 
Drop off applications and payment to City Hall or mail to City of Saluda, 6 Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773. Proceeds will go toward building public restrooms.

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

For any additional information, please contact Catherine Ross at 828-749-3534 or carnc@charter.net.   
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Minutes from previous month's town council meetings are posted on this site. To receive monthly notices about town meetings, please email admin@cityofsaludanc.com and ask to be placed on the email list.  
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 January 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 Holiday Gala will be Sun., Jan. 7 from 6:30-9:00 pm.
 
**New class White Crane Karate, with  
instructor Jeff Brooks, each Saturday beginning Sat., Jan. 6 from 11:00am-12:00pm. There will be a fee for the class.
 
The Saluda Center Book Club will meet on Thurs., Jan. 4 at 2pm. All are welcome to attend.

The Social Singles of Saluda Potluck Dinner will be Thurs., Jan. 11 at 5pm. 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., Jan. 29 at 6:00pm. Bring a dish to share with others.
 
**If you are interested in being a permanent Meals on Wheels driver on Tuesday each week beginning in December, please call Donna at 828-749-9245.

There is medical loan equipment available; please call Donna to see if we have what you need. 

A Thrifty barn basement sales is open every Saturday from 10:00 am-1:00 pm and every Wednesday from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Donations are accepted.   
 
A Thrifty Barn is open Wed. through Sat. from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Call (828) 393-7891 to volunteer or for more information.
 
If you are home-bound and cannot prepare meals, if you know of someone who needs meals brought to them, or if you are recovering from recent surgery and are 60 years and over, please call the Saluda Center to join our  Meals on Wheels Program . We will deliver meals to you five days a week at little to no cost. Ask for Donna for more information at 828-749-9245.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer substitute driver for the Meals on Wheels program, please contact Donna at 828-749-9245. This would require approximately 1-1 1/2 hours of your time when needed.
 
Please refer to the Saluda Center calendar for all regularly scheduled activities. There is no membership fee.
 
If you would like to receive the Saluda Center calendar via email, please contact Donna at saludacenter@hotmail.com to be added to our email list.   
 
The Saluda Center is located at 64 Greenville St. Phone is 828-749-9245.    
Saluda Community Land Trust
Join us on the first Wednesday of each month, this month January 3 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 not meet in January. Details for our February meeting will be announced later.
 
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 first meeting for 2018 is Tuesday, January 9 at the Presbyterian Church on Carolina Street.  The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. Refreshments will be served.  All are welcome, and ladies interested in learning more about this organization are cordially invited to attend.
 
For more information, please contact Marlin Beckham at 828-808-2439.
 
The Women's Club of Saluda strives to serve our community and support one another in friendship, and wisely use our resources to advance the dreams of our future leaders.
Thursday Golf
Golfers of all abilities are invited to join the regular Saluda Golfers' group. We leave from the Presbyterian Church Parking lot on Thursday's. Time varies depending on the weather. For more information, please contact Bruce Hunt at 828-708-7380.
Health and Wellness

Foothills Medical Associates Welcomes Family Physician Lisa Broyles, MD
As it continues to expand services and access to care for the Saluda community, St. Luke's Hospital is pleased to announce Lisa J. Broyles, MD, has joined the medical staff as a member of the St. Luke's Physician Network (SLPN), and is now seeing patients in Columbus until construction is completed to the new Saluda Family Medicine. Dr. Broyles joins Jeff Viar. DO, Vinit Agrawal, MD, and Physician Assistants Janet Howell and Mike Bradey.
 
As a primary care provider, Dr. Broyles is now seeing patients on Wednesday and Friday mornings at the Foothills facility, located at 108 W. Mills St., Columbus, until the renovations are completed to the planned Saluda Family Medicine, projected for completion by Spring 2018.
 
It will be the first time since 2014 when the Saluda clinic closed that the unique town of tourists and artists have had local access to a primary care provider.
 
"We are happy and excited to have Dr. Broyles as part of the Foothills Medical team," said Dr. Jeffrey Viar, Foothills' medical director. "She will be getting to know patients here on a part-time basis, ultimately transitioning next year to the Saluda community as we expand services in Polk County."
 
The appointment of Dr. Broyles is a key component of St. Luke's Hospital's Strategic Plan, which includes improving and expanding access to care to ensure Polk County and neighboring residents are afforded exceptional, patient-focused healthcare, close to home.  
 
Dr. Broyles, who is fluent in Spanish, graduated from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and completed her three-year residency in family practice at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. For the past several years, she has served patients at urgent care centers in South Carolina and Tennessee. Prior to this, she was medical director for the East Tennessee Spine and Nerve Center in Chattanooga and the Johnson City Tennessee Downtown Clinic.
Along with a professional interest in holistic/integrative medicine, she is a certified functional medical practitioner.
 
"Dr. Broyles' commitment to her community is a great compliment to her skills as a physician," Dr. Viar pointed out. "Her work as a volunteer with the Thermal Belt Outreach Feed A Kid program, as a board member for Junior League in Tennessee, and as a leader of several medical missions to Guatemala speaks to her passion for community service."
The mother of two, Dr. Broyles enjoys trail running, yoga, homesteading, and song writing in her spare time.
 
"Foothills Medical Associates is gearing up to better serve our clients and community," Dr. Viar said. "The addition of Dr. Broyles builds on our commitment to provide high quality, personalized, comprehensive healthcare to our community." He emphasized that the addition of Dr. Broyles will enhance treatment outreach and services for the Saluda community in both a convenient and welcoming environment.  
 
For more information on Foothills Medical Associates or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Broyles, please call 828-894-5627.
 
Note: While Saluda Family Medicine is under construction, Dr. Broyles is seeing patients
Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m.-noon at Foothills Medical Associates, 801 W. Mills St., Columbus! Call 828-894-5627 for an appointment.  
 
At Saluda Center
Cassandra Nelson, LMBT
Gentle Yin Yoga 
Wednesday 12:30pm
Friday         9:30am
   
Classes are held in the studio downstairs at the Saluda Center. Mats and props are available. Please come at least 5 minutes early. Questions are always welcome! Please call Cassandra at (864) 326-8923 .  
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AIKIDO   合気道  
Aikido (the art of peace or the way of harmony) is a Japanese martial art that does not rely on physical size or strength, kicking or punching. Instead, we use flowing circular movements which enable the defender to off-balance and neutralize an attack with minimal effort or bodily harm to the defender or the attacker.
 
Mondays and Wednesday 6:00 PM downstairs at the Saluda Center.
 
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Soulshine Yoga
Yoga classes will be suspended until January 2018.
 
  Abundant Grace Massage
 
Click here for directions to the Saluda Center. 64 Greenville, St.     
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Awareness through Movement® Classes at Feldenkrais Saluda
 
One free introductory ATM class Thursday Jan 4, 11:00
Six ATM classes. Each Thursday, Jan..11 - Feb. 15.
 
Both at 27 Pearson Falls Road (Nostalgia Court) in Saluda
 
The introductory ATM is free.
The 6 classes are $15 per class or $75 for all six.
 
You can learn what ATM and FI (Functional Integration) are and how they benefit people of any age and ability level:
 
Visit my website at FeldenkraisSaluda.com and the Guild website at feldenkrais.com .
 
Call or email Jane Ella for specific questions.
 
Attend the free intro ATM. Space is limited - Please RSVP
 
Feldenkrais Saluda is located in Nostalgia Court, 27 Pearson Falls Road. Hours are by appointment. Call or email me to arrange an individualized lesson or a consultation to find out how you could benefit from Feldenkrais. Gift certificates are available.
 
Jane Ella Matthews, M.Ed., GCFP
(864)918-9281
Saluda Community Library
Paul Koenen
Saluda Community Library
 
Children's Programs for those in grades PreK-5th are at the Saluda Library on Mondays at 4pm. Enjoy fun, free activities every week!
 
Jan 8 - Shrinky Dinks
Try out this easy craft! Trace or draw an image onto special plastic, color it in, cut it out, and then watch it shrink as it bakes in the oven!
Jan 22 - BINGO
Play a few rounds of BINGO with us... You'll have fun and go home with cool prizes!
Jan 29 - LEGOs
Build and create with the library's 10,000 LEGOs. This is a relaxed "free play" session with no rules!    
 
Note: The library is closed on Monday, January 1 for New Year's Day and Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
 
The Saluda Teen Advisory Group (STAG) meets on first Wednesdays at 4pm. Have a say in what the library offers for teens! Members will be able to offer suggestions for future teen programs, materials, and spaces. Applications are available at the front desk for middle and high school students.

An Adult Craft Class is held at the Saluda Library on the second Monday of the month at 2pm.
 
On January 8, we will make wine bottle dish soap dispensers! Etching supplies and dispensers will be provided but please bring your own empty bottle.

Registration is STRONGLY encouraged. Sign up with Amelia at 
ahill@polklibrary.org  or by calling (828) 894-8721 ext 226.

Special event:

Chili Cookoff
Monday, January 22, 12pm
 
Bring a pot of chili or something to go with it, such as cornbread. Drinks will be provided. Prizes will be awarded for the best traditional, best vegetarian, and most unique chili!
 
EVENTS AT THE LIBRARY  
ARE ALWAYS FREE!
44 W. Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773
Tel. (828) 749-2117
Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 9am - 6pm
Sat. 9am - 1pm
Saluda Elementary School
   Joe Adams
      Saluda Elementary School  
  
Here's the Scoop for January Events at Saluda Elementary School:
 
Jan. 2  Students return to school
Jan. 3-Jan. 24 mClass Reading 3D MOY Benchmark Assessments
Jan. 15 NO SCHOOL --Optional Teacher Workday
Jan. 16 Hobe Ford to visit 4th grade class
Jan. 22 NO SCHOOL --Required Teacher Workday
Jan. 23 Report Cards go home
Jan. 30 5th Grade Muddy Sneakers "Terrestrial Ecosystems" at Holmes State Forest
 
Visit http://www.polkschools.org/ for state score summaries and regional comparisons.  
 
Visit our school website at: sal.polkschools.org 
    
Sincerely,
Cari Maneen, Principal
Located at 214 East Main St., Saluda, NC 28773
 
Please keep an eye out for the hot pink Box Tops that are on many food products and send them to our school. Our school receives $0.10 for each Box Top that is collected and submitted.  This money is used to purchase books for the Books Are Really Fun program, where every student in the school gets to choose and keep 3-5 free books each year! 

Because student safety is of utmost importance, please do not enter school premises or grounds while school is in session. 
Saluda Church Services & Events

Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration 
The Rev. Jim Dannals, Interim Rector
8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist - Rite I 9:15 a.m. - Adult Forum
10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist - Rite II with music.
Check their website for more programs and schedule changes. Transfiguration
Church of the Transfiguration - a bible study class is held each Tuesday morning, 11:00-12:00 and is open to the Saluda community - 72 Charles Street (behind the school).   Come and join us! 
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Saluda Presbyterian
Adult SS 10:00 am
Worship Service 11:00 am
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Saluda First Baptist Church
Reverend Tony Reese
Sunday School 9:45am
Worship Service 11am
Wednesday Fellowship Meal 5:15
Wednesday Bible Study and Youth Group 6:30pm
828-749-3231
Email:  fbcsaluda@tds.net
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Saluda Methodist Church
The Reverend Laurie Knoespel
SS 10:00 am
Worship Service 11:00 am 
US Post Office
Saluda Post Office Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm 3:00pm-4:30pm
Sat 9:30am-11:00am
Sun closed
(828) 749-5921. 
Annual Calendar
MARCH-DECEMBER
Saluda Train Tales - 3rd Friday of month at Saluda Historic Depot
APRIL
Jerry's Baddle Green River Multi-Sports - first Saturday in April.
MAY
Green River Adventures Green Spring Bash - 1st Saturday in May
Saluda Arts Festival - 3rd Saturday in May
MAY-OCTOBER
Saluda Tailgate Market-Every Friday at 4:30
JUNE
Top of the Grade Concerts - 2nd Friday of month June-September
JULY
Coon Dog Day - A homecoming and celebration for dogs and their people! Great food, live music, parade, crafts, and more! 1st Saturday after July 4
SEPTEMBER
Charlie Ward's Memorial BBQ - 2nd Saturday in September NOVEMBER
Green Race - A world Class V kayaking race. 1st Saturday in November.
Saluda Methodist Church Turkey Dinner - 2nd Saturday in November
Small Business Saturday - Saturday after Thanksgiving
DECEMBER
Hometown Christmas - Open House and Music, 2nd Friday in December
Winter Peace & Quiet 
Caw, caw, caw shriek the blackbirds, echoing through the forest left barren by fallen leaves. Ricocheting through the trees is the drumming of a woodpecker hammering on a dead tree. The rustling of leaves reveals playful squirrels hunting and gathering nuts for winter storage. In the distance, the muted hum of a heating system joins in nature's winter symphony. These are the sounds you can hear in the dead silence of winter in the mountains.
 
Saluda is deep into winter, and stillness replaces the hustle and bustle of the holiday season--a quiet time to enjoy the silence after an active time of the year. Without distractions of hectic times, Saludians have a chance to rest, reflect, and make new resolutions for the new year.
 
The outdoors is beautiful this time of the year. Trails are cleared and you can see through the woods, and mountain vistas usually hidden by tree canopies are visible. Creeks sparkle like diamonds from cold frosty nights. Scented evergreens refresh the air and lush green rhododendrons and mountain laurel blanket the ground. Taking a deep breath of this fresh mountain air revives the heart and soul.
 
Locals take back downtown in the winter. With fewer visitors, it's time to take advantage of winter sales and get your favorite table at Saluda's restaurants to enjoy hearty and comforting recipes that warm you up. Most of the faces are familiar and friendly and camaraderie among the locals is renewed.
 
When making your resolutions for the New Year, be sure to include more hiking and outdoor adventures to kick-start your health for the new year and make time to do a little bench sitting on Main Street to regain your inner peace.
What's Happening in Music & Art

What's Happening at the Purple On ion 
 
 
Winter Hours
The Purple Onion is now on Winter Hours closed Sunday and Wednesday. 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.
 
Closed Jan 1 - 4
We are taking a couple of days off to address some deep cleaning, inventory and facility needs before we begin our 20th year in business.
 
The Stray Birds
January 14 At 7 Pm
 
It's been six years, but we are so pleased to welcome The Stray Birds back to The Purple Onion stage on January 14 as part of our Sunday Concert Series. Admission is $15 per person in advance, $18 at the door and seating will be limited. The performance begins at 7 PM, but the doors open at 5 PM so guests have an opportunity to enjoy pizza, salads or some of our small plates, available until 6:45 Beverages and desserts are available during the show. Reservations can be made online or by calling the restaurant at 828-749- 1179.
  
All originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, The Stray Birds started as a duo of acoustic buskers in early 2010 when Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven met with their instruments, their voices, and their songs. It didn't take much convincing to get bassist Charlie Muench on board, and with the addition of a third unique and powerful voice, the group began to define its captivating sound. Seven years, three original records, and some six hundred performances later, the band is best known today for its songwriting, its tight and forthcoming vocal harmony blend and its commitment to an impassioned delivery of original material, both on stage and in the studio. They've been seen from LA to London, sung songs from Dallas to Denmark, and played tunes from New York to New Orleans. Their 2016 Yep Roc Records release Magic Fire was produced by Grammy-winner Larry Campbell and earned much praise, including being named by NPR as one of Folk Alley's Top Ten Records of 2016. With time, their sound has evolved to a palate broader than what it first was on the street corners and in the markets, but this much remains true: The Stray Birds is a band of musicians as subtle and nuanced as they are energetic, a band of writers as blatant and bold as they are coy, and perhaps most importantly, a band of people as friendly and compassionate as they are talented. It's safe to imagine that most who hear their music come back for another listen, time and again.   
Celebrating 20 Years
of Live Music
Next year marks our 20th year as a restaurant and music venue and the music calendar for 2018 is coming together nicely. In addition to our outstanding lineup of musicians on Thursdays and Saturdays, we will offer monthly Sunday night concerts.  
 
The very definition of a special event, Sunday Evening Concerts at The Purple Onion are all about live music and the people who support it.
 
These Sunday concerts don't follow any set schedule-except being on a Sunday, of course. They happen when we find a great band passing through or a regional favorite back in the area or an up-and-coming band we think our audience needs to hear. We move the tables to the patio, set up the chairs for listening, (leaving some room for dancing when the music inspires it), and fill The Purple Onion with music. Fans get the opportunity to hear great musicians in an intimate setting-125-seat capacity. Musicians get to play to folks who truly appreciate what they do.  
 
To celebrate 20 years of live music we are offering a limited number of VIP season passes for the Sunday Evening music series. The performers for the first eight months are listed below.
 
Spring/Summer Season Pass   $135
January 14 - Stray Birds - 15 Adv/18 VIP or DOS
February 18 - Steel Wheels - 30 Adv/35 VIP or DOS
March 25 - Sol Driven Train - 20 Adv/25 VIP or DOS
April 15 - Dangermuffin - 15 Adv/18   VIP or DOS
May 20 - Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters - 25 Adv /30 VIP or DOS
June 10 - Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues - 15 ADV/18 VIP or DOS
July 29 - Seth Walker - 15 ADV/18 VIP or DOS
Aug 19 - The Love Right Band - 15 ADV/18 VIP or DOS
 
     January Live Music Calendar
January 6 - Aaron Burdett 
What could be better than starting with a Saluda favorite who also makes great music.
 
January 11 - ScOOt Pittman 
We love it when Scoot is in the house with his huge energy and musicianship.
 
This lovely singer is back this time with some bluegrass players.
 
January 14 - The Stray Birds (Sunday Concert)
 
January 18 - The Paper Crowns 
A gumbo of Appalachian folk and bluegrass, Delta blues and southern gospel.
 
January 20 - Bad Popes - www.reverbnation.com/thebadpopes 
This Greenville group's music wanders the entire Americana landscape and beyond.
 
January 25 - Mare Wakefield and Nomad 
This duo returns with their folk tunes and sweet piano melodies.
 
Fabulous local singer with an incredible jazz band.
 
Music at the Purple Onion is scheduled by Robert Seiler.
 
The Purple Onion is located at 16 Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773. 828-749-1179 Click here for directions. Like us on Facebook
 
  
     
Music on Friday Nights
Saluda Grade Band
puts on a grand musical show! Ole Time Music at its finest! The players may swap around but all are super talented and amazing!!  
 
Debbie Camacho plays at noon for lunchtime entertainment.
 
Hours
Tuesday 5-9,
Wednesday - Saturday 11-3 Lunch, 5-9 Dinner
Sunday 11-7  

Visit us on the web at
saludagradecafe.com or on Facebook .
 
Call 828-749-5854 or email us at saludagrade@hotmail.com .  Located at 40 East Main Street. Like us on Facebook
 
Dancer's Extension dancersextension
We enjoyed our rescheduled performance for Hometown Christmas, and entertaining the residents of Autumn Care.  Now, we take a little winter break.  The Dancer's Extension will be closed for the holidays through January 3.  Classes will resume on a regular schedule on Thursday, January 4.  In January, we will concentrate on our resolution to practice more outside of our class time together.
 
Our studio is located in Saluda, at I-26, in the Don Mintz center. Please contact the studio at 828-749-9398, email smonts@charter.net or visit our website at  thedancersexension.com for more information and updated schedule.  Keep up-to-date with class changes on Like us on Facebook 
 
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 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.
 
Jim has also announced the remaining part of his 2018 workshop schedule:
March 8-10 "Painting the Town/Mastering the Cityscape"- May 10-12 "Painting Loose with Intention"- June 21-23 "Painting with Expression" - Sept. 20-22 "Painting the Town/Mastering the Cityscape" - Oct. 25-27 "Plein Air/ Painting Fall from Life

For more information, visit the "news/ workshop" link at jimcarson.net , email jimcarson151@gmail.com or call 828-749-3702.    
 
Bill Jameson Workshop 
"Saluda Winter Weekend"  
Saluda, NC - January 16-18, 2018
Come enjoy the crisp and clean air in the mountains! Winter in Saluda is the perfect season for painting sculpture-like trees, bright sunshine and maybe even some snow. We will paint a variety of area landscapes from the warmth of our studio and painters can work in their choices of media. Our workshop will include a "welcome party", daily demonstrations and critiques. This workshop is open to beginners to advanced and is limited to 8 participants so please come enjoy our newest Saluda workshop! You will receive a materials list upon registration
 
"Working Large without Fear" February 15-17, 2018
This 3 day Saluda workshop will be an intensive exploration of handling a large canvas. Leave your comfort zone and enjoy working a little or a lot larger than your usual sizes. Become adept at making larger as well as better paintings and discover why some compositions are meant to be small works and others translate beautifully into a larger format. Participants may work in any or all media,
 
You will receive a materials list upon registration and for questions please contact Bill Jameson at 828/749-3101 or BillJameson0593@gmail.com. Please visit Bill at williamjameson.com.
15th Annual Saluda Arts Festival
Call for Artists
Waddil Arts Festival Call for Artists 
SALUDA ARTS FESTIVAL
  Historic Downtown
Saluda, NC
   May 19, 2018  
10am - 4pm
 
 
Cultivating and promoting its heritage in the arts, the Saluda Business Association invites you to enter your work in the 15th annual Saluda Arts Festival scheduled for May 19, 2018.  Showcasing fine arts and crafts from local and regional artists, the Saluda Arts Festival draws thousands of spring tourists visiting Western North Carolina.  
 
Exhibit Fee:  $100  
Entry Deadline:  March 16, 2018
 
Download application by visiting saluda.com and linking to the arts festival page.
For questions, please contact Alexia Boyd at alexia.timberlake@gmail.com or Mary Meyland-Mason at marymeyland@gmail.com or 817-946-1284.
Saluda Scoop

The latest news and the unusual offerings provided by Saluda shops, restaurants, accommodations, outdoor recreation, artists, craftspeople, and service providers.   
  
To check business open hours or updates to schedules, please visit saluda.com and click on business website or Saluda, NC Facebook page.
 
 
The Gorge Zipline
The Gorge will be open Fridays and Saturdays throughout the winter months, with extended availability between New Years (champagne zips!) and on Valentine's Day. 
 
To make your reservation, call (828.749.2500). You can also reserve online at  TheGorgeZipline.com  
 

Random Arts & Apparel is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, uniquely designed & merchandised with the latest Fashion Apparel, Jewelry, Handbags, Accessories & Gifts in the styles and trends you are looking for.
 
Beginning in March, new spring clothes begin arriving just in time for the warmer weather. Unique items created for those of you who want to set yourself apart from others or step out of the box.... just a little. Sometimes all you need is a few baby steps to make a subtle change and that's why we are here. Just a little nudge!
 
Why not try an oversized vest with some parachute fabric pants?  Loose, comfortable and easy to pack and yes...easy to wear. Comfy all day long. 
 
With new items arriving, the choices will be many. However with our trusted staff of 4, you will feel safe and secure in making the right decision on new wardrobe pieces.
 
In the meantime, hurry in as we are offering 50% off all clothing in the store until we close for 
January 6th.
 
Located at the corner of Ozone and Louisiana
481 Louisiana Ave.
Saluda, NC 28773
828-749-1165
Find us on  Facebook  for more up to the minute news.

Open Thurs - Sat. 10am till 5pm (or by appointment)
randomartsnow.com
   
 
I hope everyone had a joyful Christmas.  Thanks to all of you for shopping local in beautiful Saluda, and
I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year. THE DRESSING ROOM ETC will reopen the second week in March 2018. 
    
Loo king forward, Irmy 
137 East Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773. 828-749-9555 
 
 
   
 
Sassafras will be open in January, Wednesday through Saturday, Noon until 4pm, through 1/28/18. Weather permitting!! 
 
Our Winter Clearance Sale continues this month, with mark downs now ranging from 30% - 50% off on Clothing and some Accessories.  Shop early for many great selections and deals! 
 
We especially want to thank you for your patronage in 2017 and for supporting our little boutique and making it a great year for Sassafras!!!  We look forward to seeing you very soon!
 
Check out our Facebook page "SassafrasSaluda" for pictures of our current stock and new arrivals!
 
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
 
 
 
   
The Orchard Inn & Newman's Restaurant
Marianne and I, in addition to our entire staff, would like to take this opportunity to Thank You all for helping to make 2017 our best year ever. We appreciate your patronage and continued support and look forward to seeing you in 2018!
 
The Inn will be closed the month of January for routine maintenance and deep cleaning, re-opening on February 1st.
 
Please email us at: innkeeper@orchardinn.com   to make your reservation for Valentines Day. We're offering a Romance Package and will be open to the public for a fabulous romantic dinner on February 14th.
 
We are also about to break ground on two new luxury suites, both with amazing mountain views, and a Spa with 2 treatment rooms which will be open to the public. Estimated time of completion - August of 2018.
 
We wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year!
 
Marc & Marianne Blazar
 
For more information and reservations, please call 828.749.5471. Visit orchardinn.com and like Newman's Restaurant on Facebook. Like us on Facebook
 
They are located on Highway 176, Saluda, NC.  
thompsonsHistoric Thompson's Store & Ward's Grill
and Lola's Celebration Venue

(Thompson's   Store est. 1890, Ward's Grill est. 1960)

New Hours for January, February, and March.
Grill will be 8:00am to 3:00pm
Store will be 10:00am to 6:00pm
 
Come in the store and enjoy the homemade dinners, soups, pimento cheese, chicken salad and Charlie's Sage Sausage. You can always pick up fresh ground beef, market sliced bacon, deli meats and a variety of cheese.
 
Check out our wines and beer, and receive 5% off 6 bottles or 10% off a case of wine. Remember Thrifty Tuesday 10% off $25.00 and more.
 
Ward's Grill is serving daily specials including your beverage. Stop by, call or check out website for the specials.
 
We now have Fried Apple Pies, Breakfast wraps, Chicken salad wraps and the best burgers or CJ burger in town. Hope to see you soon.

Veteran's Breakfast 3rd Thursday of each month.  
 
Planning a party and event next year, call now to reserve Lola's Celebration Venue, right in the heart of Saluda.
 
Check out our new updated website and tell your friends about Thompson Store, the oldest grocery in NC and Ward's Grill.
 
The store and grill are located at 24 Main Street, Saluda, NC.  Click here  to visit the website.  Click here for directions.  Phone is 828-749-2321. Like us on Facebook 
 
   
Green River BBQ  
Happy New Year! 
 
Savor our daily specials every week day! On Thursday's we are now serving Ana Garcias' Tamales. Come in and try a couple or take some home. Homemade soups and stews change daily. 
 
Enjoy our seasonal beer on tap and daily beer specials. Also all appetizers and small bites are $2.00 off weekdays. 
 
We will be closed New Year's Day.
 
Happy holidays from all of us at Green River BBQ! Join us on the Patio for delicious treats, beer and corn hole!
 
Our Winter Hours:
Sunday & Monday, 11am-8PM
Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-9pm  

Contact Green River BBQ at 828-749-9892 for takeout orders or visit them at Green River BBQ .  Visit their Facebook page to get extra daily coupons! Like us on Facebook 
 
Green River BBQ is located at 131 Highway 176 West. Click here for directions.   
 
Wildflour Bakery
We'll Be Here ...no January closings for Wildflour!  We will maintain our usual winter hours Wed - Sun all month! (closed Mon and Tues)
Hot soup...bean bowls...Chili...and more.  Come on in out of the cold and warm up with a hot cup of coffee or tea.  Please do call and confirm if the roads are snowy or icy.  Best wishes for a very Happy 2018 from Wildflour.
 
Winter Hours 
Monday : closed 
Tuesday : closed
Wednesday : 8:00 am - 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm for pizza  
Thursday : 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday : 8:00 am - 3:00 pm for breakfast and lunch  &
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm for pizza
Saturday : 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday Brunch : 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
 
While you are checking out our Facebook page or website, you can sign up for our newsletter.  It's a great way to make sure you don't miss any of the specials and happenings at Wildflour.
 
qr codes
Wildflour Bake Shop  828-749-3356 
Wildflour Bakery  828-749-9224 
Check us out online at
wildflourbakerync.com for daily specials or use the good ol' fashion way...828-749-3356.   Keep up with specials on Like us on Facebook

Meanwhile Back in Saluda, Local Market
 
January 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
See us on  Like us on Facebook .
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Preserving Saluda's Past for its Future

Happy New Year from the Historic Saluda Committee. Thank you for making history with us in 2017!
 
Start the New Year by Stepping Back in History!
  Dilapidated cabin of William "Billy" Morris, Century Old Fire
Photo courtesy of Rob Morse. Circa 1960's
 
BRING AN ITEM TO SHOW AND TELL! The Historic Saluda Committee is pleased to announce a new program series called Saturday Step Back in History, which will feature programs pertaining to Saluda's rich history or historic preservation. The first program will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Saluda Public Library. This program will be a time to show and tell. Ever wondered what is in our archive room? Well, we're going to show you! There's a catch though because we are asking you to join in by bringing an interesting item that you possess representing Saluda's history and then tell us what you know about it. Ideas of things to bring are documents, pictures, family heirlooms or any artifact you want to share with the group. Be sure to join us for this free and interactive program. No item to share? No worries! Just come and have fun while learning about Saluda's history. All ages are welcome and refreshments will be served. Additional programs will be offered throughout 2018. Stay tuned!
 
Pat Bares Appointed as New Committee Member
The Historic Saluda Committee (HSC) would like to welcome its newest member, Pat Bares, who was approved to serve at the December meeting of the Saluda Board of Commissioners. Welcome Pat!
 
Sharing Encouraged
We frequently receive donations of old photographs, historical documents or other artifacts relating to Saluda. Often folks loan them to us to scan and 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 historicsaluda@gmail.com to contribute to history!
 
Use Social Media to Get Your Saluda History Fix Every Day!
The Historic Saluda Committee uses social media. Like our Facebook page and enjoy tidbits of Saluda history every day. We will take you all the way back to the days of Pace's Gap on up to present day. Click here to go to our page. We are also on YouTube. Oral histories or other videos are uploaded often. Go here to find us. Or you may simply search for Historic Saluda NC on either social media platform. Our website is always a source of enjoyment, so visit www.historicsaluda.org .
 
Didn't Get What You Wanted for Christmas? Find It Here:
  • Going Home: Saluda's Music Traditions, oral history film documentary, DVD, $20
  • Images of America: Saluda, book published by Arcadia Publishing Company, $23.50 (includes tax)
  • Home, Hearth and History: Stories of Old Saluda, oral history film documentary, DVD, $20
  • Saluda, NC: Voices from the First 100 Years, re-mastered audio oral history recordings, CD, $10
  • Historic Saluda Stickers, $3
 Merchandise available through local Saluda merchants, including Heartwood Gallery, Historic Thompson's Store, Saluda City Hall, the Orchard Inn, The Dressing Room, the Saluda Historic Depot and more. All proceeds go toward future projects.
 
Meetings
The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Saluda Public Library in the upstairs meeting room. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
 
The Historic Saluda Committee (HSC) is an official committee under the jurisdiction of the City of Saluda. A seven member panel is appointed by the Saluda Board of Commissioners and the HSC Chair may appoint up to five additional members. For more information about the Historic Saluda Committee go to www.historicsaluda.org or contact us at historicsaluda@gmail.com. Check us out on Facebook .
 
Submitted by Cindy Stephenson Tuttle , Chair, Historic Saluda Committee
Outdoor Adventures

Tryon Garden Club
Pearson's Falls is closed the month of January
 
 
 
Kudzu Warrior Workday
Every Monday @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join the Conserving Carolina "Kudzu Warriors" and help restore native habitat by helping to continue the fight against Kudzu, a non-native and invasive vine, at the Conserving Carolina owned Norman Wilder Forest off of Hwy 176.
 
Town of Tryon Lot Workday
Every Thursday @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Join the Conserving Carolina's AmeriCorps Project Conserve Habitat Restoration and Volunteer Coordinator, Max Howes, and help restore native habitat by helping to continue the fight against Kudzu, a non-native and invasive vine, at the Town of Tryon Lot near IGA.
 
Trails Crew Workday
Every Wednesday @ 9 am - 4 pm
Join the Rock Crushers on Conserving Carolina trails in the Hickory Nut Gorge in trail building and maintenance including digging trail tread/surface, removing vegetation, moving rocks, swinging sharp tools, having fun while working hard.
Seeking consistent weekly volunteers.
 
Volunteer Information Session
January 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, January 16 @ 5:30pm-6:30pm
Want to know more about Conserving Carolina and how you can help? Join us for a Volunteer Information Session at our Polk County Office, 2060 Lynn Road, Suite 1, Columbus. Learn more about our work and how you can make a difference.
 
 
Lewis Creek Workday
January 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Help maintain this rare Southern Appalachian bog habitat by removing non-native, invasive plant species!
 
Humphrey Farm Workday
January 19 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Help battle non-native invasive plant species on this protected property off North Mills River Road.
 
Walnut Creek Preserve Education Series "Kudzu & Other Out of Control Invasive Plants"
January 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
John Vining will present an overview of the worst invasive plants that plague the foothills of both Carolinas. In addition to showing the different plants, the presentation will share control methods of the various exotic plants.
 
Florence Nature Preserve Workday
January 26 @ 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.
 
To learn more visit Conserving Carolina's website, conservingcarolina.org, or contact Olivia at volunteer@conservingcarolina.org 
Why Not Saluda?
Published in The Polk County News, Published every Thursday in Tryon, NC
January 19, 1926
 
Saluda is the logical place to spend the summer months. Its vigorous high altitude; it's health giving ozone; it's brisk mountain breezes, combined with the unsurpassed scenic splendors of the Blue Ridge all contribute to make this charming little city a place of rest and recreation unlike any other town of its size?
 
In friendly competition Saluda challenges the other nearby towns and cities for comparison. Our business section caters to the needs of our visitors. Our banks extend every courtesy. Our stores supply every want. Our churches welcome you. Our Inns and Hotels are very reasonable in their charges.
 
Saluda is a hospitable town. .
No Wonder I'm Fat!
By author, Joe Adams

Joe Adam's face I truly appreciate all the kind gifts I receive at Christmas.  It's wonderful to be remembered, and we really got to know the UPS man as he brought one box after another to the house.  But it seems like everything I got was edible.  Deliciously, so.
 
From a friend in Baltimore I received a tin of cookies from a famous old bakery up there...they tasted more like candy ... chocolate covered morsels that melt into your mouth and send ten pounds to your belly.  And from a woman who used to work for me, I got three different kinds of cookies from another Baltimore bakery.  (Baking is big in Baltimore; all those German immigrants brought their best recipes when they came.)
 
One of my granddaughters got me some fancy blackberry jam and a jar of Carmel sauce.  I love blackberries...and fight with the birds to get the ones that grow by the road near my house.  Last season I decided to share with the birds.  Actually they get up earlier than I do and you know the saying, "The early bird gets the blackberries."
 
I got a coconut pound cake from an old friend in Maryland whom I have known since 8th grade.  Her husband died two years ago so last Christmas she didn't feel in the mood to cook and send
gifts.  But thank goodness she's back in the kitchen rattling those pots and pans.
 
I also got three pound cakes from one of my grandsons...one is chocolate, another is key lime, and the other one is cappuccino. They each feel like they weigh ten pounds.  These are real pound cakes.
 
We also had a Yule Log cake for Christmas Eve...a cake made in a jelly roll pan...filled with thick whipped cream...covered in thick chocolate and made to resemble a log.  It even had little mushrooms (made from meringue) on it.  Beautiful and tasty.
 
A friend of mine who is a blacksmith gave me a loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter and jelly..."to remember all those times when we were on the road together and ate nothing but peanut butter and jelly sandwiches."  I say it's the thought that counts because we also ate a lot of bar-b-que.
 
I got a box of Bissinger's chocolates...they are apricots covered part way with chocolate.  They are almost too beautiful to eat.  But I'll try.
 
My friend Charlie who has been my friend for sixty years always sends me a fruitcake which he makes using his mother's recipe.  Even though he has a big family, one by one they have told him to hold off on the fruitcakes.  Of course it broke his heart because he was hoping they would ask for the recipe before he dies.  I'm the only person that thanks him and eats the cake.  This year he was back in business in a big way because he had remarried after sixteen years of living alone.  His new wife has a big family so he was able to make fruitcakes for a whole new group.
 
I got some venison from one of my granddaughters...it's not fattening unless you make country fried steaks out of it, which I do.  My sweet granddaughter shot this one.  She's quite a hunter and a good shot.
 
My children used to give me a box of chocolate covered cherries every year at Christmas.  The oldest one will soon be fifty and I was thinking that they had grown out of the chocolate covered cherry habit.  But, alas, there was a box of them.  From my wife.
 
I feel blessed with all these goodies and hopeful I'll get some visitors who will help me eat some of this stuff.  Otherwise I'll have to spend a bunch of money on new and bigger clothes.
Joe Adams 
 
 
BUTTER BEANS FOR THE SOUL, a funny book by Joe Adams about growing up in the South is available at the Saluda Historic Depot in Saluda. Joe passed away a number of years ago and his family continue to keep their summer home in Saluda.
Saluda Classifieds

Office Position Needed
The Church of the Transfiguration in Saluda has a position opening for a part-time Parish Administrator.  Basic office, computer and financial skills are required, as well as an engaging, welcoming and team-oriented personality.   This will be a person who enjoys people and finds meaning in the mission of the Church.  Transfiguration Saluda is a welcoming and diverse community.  Please send a hand-written letter of introduction with resume to: COTT, PO Box 595, Saluda, NC 28773.
 
Rent at Lake Sheila. Fully furnished. Weekend $500 or Week $750. Call for longer term rates. Call 843-442-2029.  
 
Saluda Cemetery Lot for Sale 
Four cemetery plots in Saluda Cemetery. Please contact Bill or Barbara Valentine 843-476-6870.    
 
Experienced Cleaning!
Have openings for "once a month" cleanings. Will consider other types of cleaning jobs as well. Moving jobs, Holiday cleanings, "Spring" cleanings!  Deep, detailed cleanings. Will also do "post construction" jobs.  Call for an appointment to give an estimate. I charge by the job, not by the hour.  Kathie Mobley 828-674-6108.

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

Dan the Computer Tamer
What Is Your Biggest Technology Frustration? Let Dan the Computer Tamer help! Coaching on computers and smart devices. Home networking. Repairs, upgrades and customizations. Affordable service in your home in Saluda and surrounding areas. Daniel Schmitt, 336-565-6336
 
Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
Relaxing, healing massages are available in the comfort of your own home, rental cabin or at your favorite B&B. My portable table can go almost anywhere! Advanced scheduling is recommended. 14 years of experience. Cassandra Nelson, Lic#7386, (864)326-8923.
   
House Sitting & Animal Care
Take your vacations without the guilt and worry. I am familiar with a variety of animals and houses. I will do my best to be available for emergencies due to family, flights, or other unforeseen doings! References are available upon request. Contact Cassandra at (864)326-8923 .
 
Healing Massage
Give a gift to yourself or another with a soulful, healing massage!  Soulshine Yoga and Massage offers skilled and therapeutic massage right downtown! Licensed massage and bodywork specialist and yoga instructor, Dori Ray, is glad to be serving our Saluda community!  Call to schedule a massage 828.808.8334 or 828.749.3395.  SoulshineYogaNC.com
Saluda Lifestyles Marketplace

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

Saluda Voices "Saluda, NC: Voices from the First 100 Years" in CD format. Original recordings of interviews with Saluda's oldest residents documented in the book, Saluda, NC: 100 Years 1881-1981. These interviews were transferred to a CD by Historic Saluda. Price: $17 includes shipping and handling. 

 

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

 

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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     
Delight in your home, renovated, top to bottom, in 2016 by respected builder. 3BR 2.5 BA, MLS#3336783 , $247,000 UNDER CONTRACT! 
 
 
 
 
 
Enjoy historic Saluda while living just off of Main Street in this charming cottage. Main level living for you with two bedrooms and a bath upstairs. There's plenty of room on the deck to enjoy outdoor dining, watching sunsets and the fun atmosphere of Saluda with small town charm. 3BR, 2BA, MLS#3334826, $250,000.
 
Make this your mountain get away or permanent home in coveted Saluda where cool mountain breezes prevail & enjoy mountain views from multi-decks. 3BR, 2BA, MLS#3336342, $255,000 UNDER CONTRACT!
 
 
Enjoy this mountain contemporary home with lots of windows to let in the light and views. 4BRm 4.5BA, 3.13ac, MLS#3331917, $398,000 UNDER CONTRACT!
 
 
  
 
Luxurious private mountain getaway! One owner, custom-built, sparing no expense. 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 UNDER CONTRACT! 
 
 
Totally renovated bungalow. It looks like a Plantation House inside and like a charming bungalow on the outside with an open porch on the front and a screened porch overlooking the mountains and valley on the side.  
Separate guest house and workshop. MLS#3328005, $315,000
 
Cozy ranch-style lake home at pristine and coveted Lake Sheila is great for main level living.Complete finished and walkout basement.Full lake privileges to enjoy boating (non-gasoline powered), fishing, and swimming. 3BR/2BA, MLS #
3308952, $225,000    
 
 
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.  MLS# 3306077, $268,000 UNDER CONTRACT!
  
 
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
 
 
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
 
   
"South View"...wake up to the sunrise over the mountains; take in the beauty of the view morning, noon, & night! Hard to find such a spectacular view so close to downtown Saluda. MLS# 3286240, $315,000 
   
   
 
 
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Great Options in extra large manf. home on private wooded, .89ac knoll, 2 mins. to quaint town of Saluda. MLS#
3293104, 2595 SF, 3BR, 3BA, $199,900
 
 
 
Charming Saluda cottage plus potential investment property perfect for a B&B, short term rental or art studio! (660 sqft w/bath, efficiency kitchen, HVAC). Inviting screen porch, rich pine MLS#3293039, $389,900.




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

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


 
 
Privately s ituated on an acre with fruit trees, mature plantings, brick home wit h lots of work space and storage in basement and over-sized garage. Beautifully cared for brick home in charming Saluda but without city taxes! Great deck spaces for outdoor fun and large rec room. 3BR, 2BA, 2-Car Garage, MLS#3269234, $240,000
 
Lakefront traditional home with many windows for viewing the lake just steps from the house. Special features include high ceilings, hardwood floors, office, sunroom, large master suite. 3BR, 2.5BA, 2-Car Garage, MLS# 3280597, $359,900
   
 
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
 
 
   
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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Great time to invest in lots and land!   
  Lake Lots
NEW! 6.40 ac. Lake Sheila, Water tap, septic, MLS# 3296972, $183,500
1.01 ac on Lake Adger, MLS# 3246170 , $85,000
.89 ac view lot at Lake Sheila, MLS#3254020, $82,000
Dun Roamin', Lot 1, .77 ac, lakefront, $39,000 MLS# 3284251
1.05 ac, Macedonia Lake, MLS# 3175119 , $75,000
 
Saluda City Lots
NEW! .59 ac, MLS#3326462, $40,000
NEW! 3 ac, MLS# 3305104, $79,900
.87 ac historic Columbia Heights area, MLS# 3273411, $109,000
.96 ac, Ozone Commercial, MLS#3213577, $125,000
.46 ac, MLS# 3151228 , $68,500
 
Piney Mountain
2.33 ac, MLS# 3174376 , $52,800
2.48 ac, MLS# 3237409 , $28.000
15.66 ac, MLS# 3237521 , 199,900

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

1.65 Ac views, adj. NC Gamelands, $28,000, MLS#584643  
 
 View Lots
NEW! 5.21 ac Miller Mountain, MLS3326675, $60,000
NEW! 3.01 ac Miller Mountain, MLS#3326660 $40,000,
NEW! 2.59ac Mountain Vista, MLS#3323671, $49,000
NEW! 2.68ac Ocean View, MLS# 3311355, $45,000
5 ac, View, MLS # 3123117 $59,500
2.07 ac on Laurel Mountain Trail, MLS# 3133490 , $65,000
1.07 ac Mountain Vista, MLS# 3283946 $39,000
 
River Lots
5.39 ac on Green River, MLS# 3193798 , 205,000
 
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NEW! 6.56 ac. Unrestricted, creek, well, septic- MLS# 3306473, $59,000
NEW! 6.85 ac Rixhaven, MLS#3305979, $65,000
NEW! 2.30 ac Rixhaven, MLS# 3306477, $29,000
NEW! 2.97 ac, MLS#3310586, septic & well installed, $45,000
1.12 ac, Glen Echo, MLS# 3308001, $25,000
1.33 ac Morgan Creek, MLS# 3284644 , $49,900
2.08 ac in Whites Lake, creek, MLS# 3273455, $55,000
1.03 acres, just outside city limits, MLS# 3244790 , $55,000
4 ac, MLS# 3168763 , $38,000
1.76 ac, MLS# 3199724 , $36,500
1.66 ac, Whites Lake, MLS# 3231014 , $32,000
5.77 ac, bold stream, natural development, MLS#556067 $114,000
13+ ac Bear Creek, $126,000, MLS# 3219620
6.87 ac 1/2 mile from Ozone off Howard Gap w/ well and septic, along with a 5th wheel travel trailer. MLS#3294633, $120,000
 
Large Unrestricted Acreage
NEW! 25+ ac, Fork Creek, $148,000, MLS# 3276992
41.74 ac Red Horse Lane off Mtn. Page Rd. $329,900, MLS#3260512
37+ ac, MLS# 3225752 , $278,100
30+ ac, MLS# 3225718 , 226,500
38.01 ac, MLS# 3193033 , 186,000
13.63 ac, MLS# 3219620 , 126,000
10.50 ac, MLS# 3228565 , 109,000
10 Acres, MLS # 3148496 , $125,000
21.4 ac, MLS# 3148326
m $122,000
38.5 1  ac, MLS#3331555,160,000 
 
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