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Celebrating 10 Years

Where Time Stands Still August 2016

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Get Your Summer On!

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Saluda Tailgate Market, every Friday, 4:30 to 6:30. Saluda Business Association meets Tuesday, August 2 at 5:30pm at the Saluda Historic Depot. Saluda Community Land Trust meets Wednesday, August 3 at 3pm at Saluda Presbyterian Church office. Town Council meets the second Monday of the month at 7:00pm in the meeting room above the Saluda Library. Saluda Downtown Foundation 2nd Tuesday at 5:00pm at the Saluda Library. The Historic Saluda Committee will meet August 12, 2pm at Saluda Library. Saluda Train Tales, Saluda Historic Depot, August 19, 7:00pm. Women's Club will meet August 9, 10am at Saluda Presbyterian Church. Saluda Garden Club, will meet at Saluda Library on August 15 at 10am. Saluda Center Potluck and Bingo, Monday, August 29 at 6pm. Everyone is welcomed. The Saluda branch of Tree City USA meets at 5:30pm on 4th Thursday of the month in the Saluda Community Library. Saluda Welcome Table, every Tuesday, with dinner served from 5:30 to 7PM in the fellowship hall of Saluda United Methodist Church. All are welcomed. Donations accepted. Al-Anon Family Group meets every Tuesday, 6:30pm at the Saluda Center, 64 Greenville St. Polk County Extension Club Polk County Extension Club, an extension of meets at 2:00pm the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Even though August marks the end of summer as parents and kids prepare for the start of school, there’s still a lot of summer left. If you haven’t had a chance to get in your summer break, then this is the month to do it!

We are into late summer in Saluda and enjoying summer evenings lit up by lightening bugs (or if you prefer fireflies) and the strumming chorus of cicadas, crickets, and frogs. Colorful flowers like zinnias, rose of sharon, and butterfly bushes captivate hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies as they flutter from one flower to another. Gardens are flourishing and baskets at farmers markets are brimming with delicious local produce like corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, beans, and more. You can hardly wait for it to come in and then you can’t pick it or eat it fast enough. Plump blueberries and blackberries on roadsides tempt a pull over to get a handful. Strollers on Main Street are staying in the shade of the trees and seeking relief from the warm days in downtown air-conditioned shops and restaurants. Sweet ice tea becomes the “taste of the month.” Outdoor enthusiasts are finding retreat from hot summer days in cool rushing creeks and rivers. Lakes are full with swimmers, boaters, and fishermen.

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What’s Happening in Music and Art

Music is scheduled at the Purple Onion by Robert Seiler. The Purple Onion is located at 16 Main Street, Saluda, NC 28774.

What's Happening at the Purple Onion SUMMER HOURS Monday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM Sunday Brunch 11:00 – 3:00

Live Music in August Fred Whiskins tickling the ivories every Friday evening. August 4 – One Leg Up Great Gypsy jazz from our old friends. August 6 – Chuck Johnson & Charlyhorse Their music is what Americana music should be but with a Southern style. August 11- Eric Congdon & Garry Segal Acoustic Duo Great blues and guitar music from this duo new to us. August 13 – Andy Ferrell Trio We are delighted to welcome this new band’s fine roots music to the Purple Onion. August 18 – Scoot Pittman He will light up the café as usual. August 20 – The Secret Band Great grooves with energetic spirit from this band. August 25 – Nikki Talley Always glad when we can get this great WNC singer/songwriter back. August 27 – Lazybirds These guys can play any style – blues, country, ragtime, jazz,

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Saluda Grade Café Music on Friday Nights Music is perfect to enjoy while dining, and it keeps even the youngest enthralled! It makes us dance, inspires us to learn and just to be the best that we can be. Thank you friends for Friday night Old Timey Music! Music starts @ 7...See you there! We are open: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11-3, lunch; Wednesday thru Saturday, 5-9, dinner; "Music on Friday Nights" at 7pm; Sunday 11-7. Visit us on the web at or on Facebook. Call 828-749-5854 or email us at Located at 40 East Main Street.

GREEN RIVER BREW DEPOT New Hours: Monday-Friday: 411pm Saturday and Sunday Noon11pm Join us at Green River Brew Depot for live music, weekly drink specials, and events led by local talent. We offer 14 rotating taps and over 50 bottle beers along with an assortment of wines. *The Green River Brew Depot is a private bar that requires a membership. Half Pint memberships are $5 and Full Pint memberships are $10 annually. Stop in the Depot today to find out more about what your membership will include! Stay updated on Facebook.

Green River Brew Depot is located at 26 Church Street.

The Dancer's Extension Thanks to parents and friends in our community who helped our introductory camp to be such a success! For the first time EVER, our introductory camp was FULL with young dancers and was tons of fun! We have a few spots still open for elementary dance camp THIS WEEK, August 1-5. Camp is held from 9AM-12Noon, Monday through Friday. If you have a child ages 7-11 who would like to join us this week for camp, please contact the studio immediately. We are currently accepting registrations for the 2016-2017 academic year. We offer classes in introductory ballet/creative movement, ballet, jazz, contemporary and pointe for ages 3-18. Our Open House will be held on Tuesday, August 30 from 3-6PM. During the open house, you may meet your teacher, register for classes, and purchase dancewear and shoes. Classes for the 2016-2017 academic year begin on Tuesday, September 6. Register early as space is limited. Adult beginner ballet continues on Monday evenings at 5:30PM through August 15. No experience is necessary and beginners are always welcome. After August 15, our adult schedule will shift to accommodate our youth dancers. Be sure to contact the studio for the upcoming fall schedule, which will begin on Tuesday, September 6. To learn more about our program, class descriptions, and schedule, please visit our website at or contact the studio by phone at 828-749-9EXT (9398). We greatly appreciate your continued support of The Dancer's Extension


and the art of dance as we begin our SEVENTH season right here in Saluda!

Please contact the studio for more information and to register. Our studio is located in Saluda, at I-26, in the Don Mintz center. Please contact the studio at 828749-9398, email or visit our website at for more information and updated schedule. Keep up-to-date with class changes on

Rumba Group Class Would you like to learn to dance the Rumba? It’s a romantic Latin dance. The music is slow and the moves are flirty and fun! Thursday, August 4th – September 8th, 5:30 to 6:30 pm, $60/Person (6 week course).

Aug 14 - The Note Ropers Honkabilly They are from Greenville,SC and they put on quite a show. From their custom stage attire to comic relief! Think 1930's Country Music! Aug. 21 - The Typical Mountain Boys- Bluegrass Aug. 28 - Steve Lee Combs Blues Quartet Folk and Blues Sept 4 - Albi & the Lifters -Jazz Band

Jim also was invited to attend the 4th biennial Plein Air Cashiers in Cashiers, N.C. on July 12-16. Thirty nationally known artists participated. This was Jim’s fourth Cashiers festival. Jim will offer an indoor workshop in his studio in Saluda, titled “Painting in the Studio/Brushwork Boot Camp” on Sept 22-24. It is open to beginners through advanced.

Our Hours: Monday's 11am-8PM Tuesday-Saturday 11am-9pm Patio open late on Friday and Saturdays Sunday's Noon-8pm

For more information, email , call 828-749-3702, or visit

Contact Green River BBQ at 828749-9892 for takeout orders or visit them at Visit their Facebook page to get extra daily coupons! Green River BBQ is located at 131 Highway 176 West.

Venue: Lola’s Celebration Station above Thompson’s Store/Ward’s Grill, 24 Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773. Partners are NOT required. All levels welcome! For more information contact: Eric Foote, 828-674-5253, Private Lessons also available. Every Sunday Afternoon at 4pm we will be hosting a band out on our Porch called The Barking Lot! Green River BBQ continues our Summer Concert Series with Aug 4 - Crooked Beat Band. Folk and Rock

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Jim Carson/Oil Painters of America Jim Carson’s oil painting titled “The Long View of the Gulf” has been accepted to this year’s Oil Painters of America Salon Show of Traditional Oils. The 2016 exhibition will be held at Castle Gallery Fine Art, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on Sept 30- Oct 29, 2016. The goal of the OPA is to assemble the finest display of approximately 275 representational oil paintings. The focus of the jurying process is to select paintings that show the highest quality in draftsmanship, color, and composition, emphasizing a diversity in representational style and subject matter.

William Jameson Workshops Paint Taos, NM September 12-16, 2016 Please join us for 5 days of painting in and around Taos, NM. The architecture and dramatic western landscapes provide amazing subjects for painters. Very few spaces remain so register for this now! Taos has a long history as a draw for artists including Georgia O'Keefe, Ansel Adams and writer D.H.Lawrence. There will be 30 hours of plein air painting with demonstrations daily, one-on-one instruction and critiques. Open for beginners to advanced painters with instruction in oil, watercolor, acrylic, and pen and ink sketching. You may work in any or all media. We will be staying at the historic Sagebrush Inn with its wonderful "cowboy" theme. There is entertainment in the evening so be sure to bring your hat and boots! Be sure to arrive on the 11th for our get acquainted party. We have negotiated a special rate and I will tell you more when you sign up. Paint Yosemite, CA September 21-23, 2016 This three day plein-air workshop will be centered not far from the western entrance to magnificent Yosemite National Park, making it ideal for excellent painting locations both in and outside the park. Mariposa is our gateway to


Yosemite National Park where its dramatic landscape will be waiting for our brushes! Painters can work in watercolor, oil, acrylic or pastel and receive one-to-one instruction, demonstrations and critiques. Non-painter companions will have opportunities to enjoy bicycling, hiking, horseback riding, zip-lining, golf and photography or to simply experience Yosemite and “the town of the butterflies.” Mariposa was first settled in 1849 as the southernmost California Gold Rush town and has maintained the small town charm. It’s known as one of a few remaining towns in the state without a stop light! Her wooden sidewalks provide a stroll back into the Old West. You will find attractive shops, restaurants, a walkway along Mariposa Creek, the main source of gold in a bygone era), and other wonderful treasures when we close our paint boxes each day. Also located in Mariposa, Ridgeline Gallery will be the setting for our get acquainted party the evening before the workshop begins. A materials list will be sent to all participants. Fall on the Blue Ridge, Saluda, NC October 17-21, 2016 This workshop consists of 5 painting days exploring the landscape of the Southern Blue Ridge. Each day we will have a different location which will offer a variety of subjects, then break for an early lunch ("Dutch") at one of Saluda's delightful cafes and return to painting. There isn't a more beautiful time to interpret the Southern Blue Ridge landscape. Saluda's Victorian cottages and the fall foliage, waterfalls and winding streams nearby provide spectacular opportunities for painting and photography. The workshop is open for beginners to advanced, with oneto-one instruction in watercolor, oil, acrylic, and pen and ink sketching, and daily demonstrations and critique. Also, included is a get acquainted party the evening prior to our

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workshop. Participants may work in any or all media and a materials list will be sent to all painters. As this is a most popular time to visit Saluda, we suggest immediate reservations for accommodations. This workshop also fills quickly! For more information on any of these workshops, please visit; email or call Bill at 828.749.3101

Top of the Grade Concert with Bob Sinclair & the Big Deals August 12, 2016, 7pm to 9pm

Saluda's delicious restaurants will be open serving everything from hamburgers and pizzas to gourmet meals. Events are rain or shine so you may need to bring an umbrella if rain is in the forecast. In some cases, rain events may move to the Pavilion. Concert Schedule Sept 2 - Aaron Burdett Band, a great finale for the 2016 season. Top of the Grade concerts are coordinated by the Saluda Downtown Foundation and funding for the Friday night concerts is through a community grant from Polk County Community Foundation. All concerts are free to the public through a Free Community Events grant. Top of the Grade Concerts are being produced and coordinated by Peter Eisenbrown of Blockparty Productions this year. Peter has been producing the Summer Tracks concert series in Tryon for 17 years.

Bob Sinclair and the Big Deals are a fresh new voice in the age of “already been done” sounds. Showcasing Sinclair’s original songs, the group merges Southern story-telling, chamber music sensibilities and uncomplicated jazz-influenced melodies to create fun-loving acoustic music. For more information or to listen to their music, we invite you to visit his website at Concert held on the Ella Grace Mintz Stage at Top of the Grade Park at McCreery Park. Attendees should bring their own chairs or blankets. Food, soft drinks, beer and wine, and coolers are allowed. No food will be available at the park, but all of

For more information about the concerts, please contact Peter at, 828290-4316 or Cathy Jackson at 828-817-2876 or

Mainline Sunday Concerts at the Ella Grace Mintz Stage at McCreery Park 4pm To 6pm The Saluda Downtown Foundation is launching a series of Sunday afternoon concerts to benefit the "Save Saluda Streetscape" project. Proceeds from your donations will contribute to


improving Saluda's streets and sidewalks. Sunday Concert Schedule August 7 - One Leg Up Based in Asheville, North Carolina, One Leg Up performs a vibrant mixture of upbeat Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Swing and original jazz compositions and is a favorite of club, concert, and festival stages throughout the southeastern United States. Sept 4 - Sound Investment October 2 - Super 60's No alcoholic beverages. Bring your chairs, blankets, picnic, and cooler and enjoy music in the park on a Sunday afternoon. Rain or shine event. If rain, concerts may move to pavilion. For more information about Save Saluda Streetscapes, please contact Judy Ward at 828-6745958 or Irmy Chmielewski at

Summer Tracks at Roger’s Park The 17th season of Tryon's most popular summer event - Summer Tracks concerts have been scheduled for this season. As with all Summer Tracks concerts, the show is free, though a voluntary donation at the gate is encouraged. Audience donations along with the generous sponsorships of local businesses and individuals make these shows possible. Manna Cabana's delicious fresh food and homemade ice cream, water and soft drinks will be for sale. Summer Tracks is produced by the Town of Tryon in affiliation with Peter Eisenbrown of Blockparty Productions. For more information about Summer Tracks and the performers visit

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Summer Tracks 2016 Season:

Transfiguration Church office at 828-749-9740.

Aug 5 Gigi Dover & The Big Love Aug 19 The Honeycutters

Saluda Community News Saluda School Reunion Friday, August 19, 2016 If you were ever a Saluda School Student or Teacher, you are invited along with your spouses and guests of alumni. Door Prizes! Time: Social hour begins @ 6:00 Place: The Party Place and Event Center, Saluda, N.C. Price: $23.00 per person Menu: Roasted Turkey, Beef Tips over Rice, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Tossed Green Salad, Dinner Rolls, Coffee or Tea & Assorted Desserts Come and reconnect with old friends and classmates!

Join us for the 4th annual Saluda Streets Alive! This year, the event will be held at McCreery Park and the Pavilion on August 13 from 2-4pm. Activities will include customizing your own free t-shirt, water games, parachute games, crafts, wall art, jump rope, hula hoops, bubble station, sidewalk chalk, throwing tarp, as well as inflatable play stations with a mister. There will be 150 free t-shirts provided to volunteers and participants. Refreshments and drinks will be provided. If anyone would like to volunteer for Play Day, please contact Saluda City Clerk Tola Ellis at 828-749-2581. We need several more. See you there!

Charlie Ward Memorial Pig Out – September 10

Mail your check by August 15, 2016 to: Peggy Johnson - P.O. Box 187, East Flat Rock, N.C. 28726 The Charlie Ward Memorial Pig Out will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Pavilion at McCreery Park in downtown Saluda.

Brown Bag Where There Is A Need, There Is A Way! Brown Bags Available August 19 3pm to 4pm at Transfiguration Church. Anyone with questions or with information concerning someone in need, please contact Bill Sutton at 404-538-6413 or the

To honor Charlie, once again, the free meal of barbecue, beans, slaw, drinks, and desserts will be served to the sound of Mountain Roots Band with Jeff Hayes who will perform on the Ella Grace Mintz Stage at the Top of The Grade park. Be sure to bring a chair to sit in the park and enjoy


the music after eating your barbecue.

publish a book about the “Man we Love.”

Generous donations in the past have allowed everyone to be invited to the Pig Out at no charge. Your help is still needed! If you would like to contribute, please make your check payable to Saluda Pig Out and take it to Entegra Bank at 108 Main Street in Saluda or to Judy Ward at Thompson's Store, or mail it to Saluda Pig Out; P. O. Box 265; Saluda NC 28773. You may also make a donation as you enjoy your meal at the Pig Out! Your support is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to another great Pig Out on September 12!

--Judy Ward

Pets are not allowed in the Pavilion area. This is a rain or shine event! Don't forget to bring a dessert.

August 1, 2008 we lost the “Man of Saluda” Charlie Ward. He did not get to say good bye but he said hello to All. He never met a stranger and he welcomed everyone to Saluda. Many have said they decided to come to Saluda after they first met him, and they knew this was the place for them. This is why many of our hearts and lives are a part of Saluda, and we are so blessed to have known him and are now living in this great community. At the Charlie Ward’s Memorial Pig Out September 10, we invite you to come and share your memories of Charlie and tell stories so that new citizens to Saluda will know more about this special person that they missed meeting. If you can write your stories down, we might just

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Saluda Center News (All events and activities take place at the Saluda Center on Greenville Street.) For information about renting the facility, please call 828-749-9245. The Saluda Center Book Club will meet on Thurs., Aug. 4 at 2pm to discuss Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier. A voyage of discovery, two remarkable women, and an extraordinary time and place enrich this New York Times bestselling novel by Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl With a Pearl Earring and The Last Runaway. On the windswept, fossil-strewn beaches of the English coast, poor and uneducated Mary Anning learns that she has a unique gift: "the eye" to spot fossils no one else can see. When she uncovers an unusual fossilized skeleton in the cliffs near her home, she sets the religious community on edge, the townspeople to gossip, and the scientific world alight. After enduring bitter cold, thunderstorms, and landslips, her challenges only grow when she falls in love with an impossible man. Mary soon finds an unlikely champion in prickly Elizabeth Philpot, a middle-class spinster who shares her passion for scouring the beaches. Their relationship strikes a delicate balance between fierce loyalty, mutual appreciation, and barely suppressed envy, but ultimately turns out to be their greatest asset. The Social Singles of Saluda Potluck Dinner will be Thurs. Aug.

11 at 6pm. 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 828-7493335 for more information. A committee from the Polk County Elections Office will be at the center on Thurs. Aug. 25 at 11am to assist those who need to register to vote or for absentee ballots or both. Please stop by if you need assistance. Community potluck and bingo, Mon., Aug. 29 at 6:00 pm. Plan to attend and bring a covered dish. Medicare assistance is available by appointment with a trained SHIIP volunteer, Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program, a division of the Department of Insurance, call 828-749-9245. There is medical loan equipment available; please call Donna to see if we have what you need. A Thrifty barn basement sales is open every Saturday from 10:00 am-1:00 pm and every Wednesday from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Donations are accepted. A Thrifty Barn is open Wed. through Sat. from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Call (828) 393-7891 to volunteer or for more information. If you are home-bound and cannot prepare meals, if you know of someone who needs meals brought to them, or if you are recovering from recent surgery and are 60 years and over, please call the Saluda Center to join our Meals on Wheels Program. We will deliver meals to you five days a week at little to no cost. Ask for Donna for more information at 828-7499245. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer substitute driver for the Meals on Wheels program, please contact Donna at 828-7499245. This would require


approximately 1-1 1/2 hours of your time when needed.

Early Saluda day’s photos and artifacts.

Please refer to the Saluda Center calendar for all regularly scheduled activities. There is no membership fee.

Children’s Thomas the Train model

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 828749-9245.

Saluda Historic Depot

Museum is open ThursdaySunday, noon to 4pm, and holidays.

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 on the website. When online 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. Volunteers Needed! The Saluda Historic Depot is open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4pm. Now that summer is here, more visitors are arriving in Saluda daily. The Depot has some phenomenal displays plus souvenirs to purchase, all of which makes the depot extra busy. We need YOU for a 2 hr shift from noon to 2pm, or, the 2-4pm shift. Plus, we need back up volunteers who can fill in when needed.

A special thanks to Marc and Marianne Blazar for hosting the “Live at the USO” concert at the Orchard Inn. The depot raised almost $1,000 and it was an incredible show. (Photo by Marc Blazar.) Exhibits  How the West Was Won: Trains and Transformation of Western NC (on loan from the Rural Heritage Museum of Mars Hill University) 

Saluda Grade Z-Scale Diorama

Multi-tiered O Scale Gauge Train Models from different eras.

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It's a fun opportunity to learn and share the history of the Saluda Grade and the Depot that was built in 1903. Please contact me by email or my cell 404-626-2090. You can also talk with Judy Ward at Thompson's Store 828-749-2321. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Saluda Historic Depot Calendar August/September August - "How the West Was Won: Trains & Transformation," exhibit on loan from the Mars Hill Rural Heritage Museum. August 19 – Saluda Train Tales, “Inns and Boarding Homes in Saluda” September 3 – Art Exhibit Recepton September 16 – Saluda Train Tales

First Annual Saluda Historic Depot Golf Tournament-October 17

Sign up and sponsorships are now being accepted. Contact Judy Ward at 828-674-5958. $125 Entry Fee - Scramble Format– Handicapped – Shotgun Start – Lunch Included Sponsorships Available: Hole Sponsor - $100 Flag Sponsor - $250 Gold Sponsor - $1,000 (includes fee for foursome and Flag Sponsorship)

Saluda Train Tales August 19, 2016, 7pm Saluda Inns, Hotels & Boarding Houses

Anita Ogden Moore Volunteer Coordinator For more information, please contact Judy Ward at 828-6745958 or or Cathy Jackson at 828-817-2876 or

The coming of the railroad to Saluda is why Saluda is existence today. After topping the grade, it would take another year before the tracks were laid to Hendersonville. Travelers from


the low country of South Carolina, escaping from their marshy plantations to cooler and healthier elevations, would disembark in Saluda and travel by wagon or stages further north. This was enough time for a fledgling mercantile community to grow to accommodate these disembarking travelers and the families who worked on the railroad. This was the start of Saluda’s tourist industry and the first hotel, The Mountain House, was established in 1879 by Colonel Andrew Tanner. Colonel Tanner was the overseer of the chain gangs of convicts who worked the road and became Saluda’s first mayor in 1882. At one time, there were as many as 37 inns, hotels, and boarding homes in Saluda. At the Saluda Train Tales on August 19, 7pm, you will learn about these inns, who started them, and if and how they are still in use today. Join Greaton Sellers, Martha Ashley, and Charlene Pace as they reveal the stories of the people who built these places to accommodate Saluda’s summer people and railroad workers. Saluda Train Tales is a free monthly event to educate the community about 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. For more information, please contact Judy Ward at 828-6745958 or or Cathy Jackson at 828-817-2876 or

Go for gold, silver, or bronze as a recognized champion of The Saluda Historic Depot.

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The Depot is short on funds. Preservation needs donation. Contact Judy Ward at for information. Saluda Historic Depot The board of the SHD realizes that many Saludians and visitors would like to know what they can do to help with the depot. We have put together a “Wish List” of items and services that we need. Items should be new or in good useable condition.     

10 X 8 Storage Shed Vintage or appropriate period ceiling fans with lighting Folding chairs 3 Exterior glass doors Gutter repair

Saluda Tailgate Market Opens for 2016 Season May- October Fridays, 4:30-6:30 What an amazing array of fruit and vegetables rolled into our lot last month! We had beautiful summer squashes in all colors, shapes and sizes, cherries, strawberries, red and black raspberries, blue berries, cherry tomatoes, chard, lettuce, kale, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, green beans, beef, chicken, pork, eggs, herbs, plants, and more. And the value added prepared foods saw the addition of savory strudels to compliment the pieces of cake and all the bakery goodies. Make your list and shop the market first! Every Friday, rain or shine, 4:30-6:30. The Saluda Tailgate Market is sponsored by the Saluda Business

Association, the City of Saluda, and Polk County Agricultural Economic Development. For more information, please contact Shelley DeKay at 828606-5713 or visit Saluda Saluda Community Land Trust Walks in the Woods August 7 Big Bradley A 1 to 2 mile moderate exploration of cove creek leading downstream to the overlook to Big Bradley Falls. It is a moderate walk with stream crossings. Wear water shoes. Again, dogs and kids love it. August 21 Old Homeplace This is 1-2 miles for 2 hours of moderate walking. There are many paths to explore. Walkers will enjoy a look at 19th century life at the Dart-McCutchen property located off Holbert Cove Road. This is a private property visited with permission. The old homestead with fields around it, streams, a water cascade, and stories from the past are offered. Walkers take notice: There is a change to the September 4 walk. It has been moved to September 5th, Labor Day. Walkers meet at the parking lot of the Saluda Library at 2:00pm. A SCLT member will keep you aware of the terrain of the trail and share their insights about the history, flora and fauna of the area as they lead each walk. Prepare for the walks with comfortable shoes, a walking stick, water, and a snack. Feel free to bring your field guides and a camera. Please provide any pertinent medical history to your guide. For more information contact Chuck Hearon at (828) 817-0364 or Community Swim Wednesdays at Twin Lakes Community swims are Wednesdays 11am until 4pm


during August and Labor Day. Swim at your own risk as there is no lifeguard on duty. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contributions and donations are greatly appreciated. If you questions about this program or any other, contact the SCLT office at 828-749-1560 and leave your name and telephone number so that we can call you back within 24 hours. Robinson Community Garden Polk County Farm Tour this year included our garden on their 13 site tour Saturday June 25th. Different hosts from the garden were present every hour from 8AM to 2PM. We had about 30 visitors who were very interested in our setup. The garden looked great. The county agriculture group is going to donate another square water tank to our water collection system. Thanks to Erica Shanks for working with us to make it a fun experience. Thanks to the garden members who hosted Garden & Farm Tour: Walter Hoover, Bruce Hunt, Kay McCord, Dave Prudhomme, Rana Jackson, Beth Carson, Sandra Bruenner, Steven Hobbs, and Jackie Jones. Dog Park John Morgan and son donated several hours of volunteer time and equipment to deliver 10 loads of mulch into the dog park in June from their supply to replenish the chips lost to erosion and breakdown. Grass and bushes have been trimmed several times this month and a growing patch of poison ivy has been treated and cut down. Twin Lakes Since COMPLETING the fishing dam in early summer, about 150 fish have been expertly caught by three different groups and carefully transferred to the fishing lake with only 2 sunfish casualties noted. Fish were caught out of the swimming area and close monitoring of hooks was followed. The Wednesday free swims are

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returning after the free swim lessons which took place June 20 thru July 1. 60 swim lessons were given per day for 10 days on an individual basis over a 10 hour period. Parents were encouraged to be there and be involved so the lake visitor load per day ranged from 120 to 150 per day. A worthwhile use of the Twin Lakes venue by the community!!! A good use of PCCF grant money!! Please feel free to contact us about any of our projects by calling our office at 828-749-1560 and leaving a message. We will return your call promptly. Or send an email to We look forward to your comments and suggestions. New website is here!

Saluda Garden Club, August Saluda Garden Club will meet Monday, August 15th at 10:00 a.m. at the pavilion in McCreery Park. Members and guest are asked to bring flowers and/or greenery from their yard and old vases or jars for the purpose of creating floral arrangements for Autumn Care and local businesses. As always, our meetings are open to the public and are free. If you would like further information about the club or this event, please call Karen McGee at 828749-2530. 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 828749-2530. We always welcome new members so if you would like to become part of this friendly, spirited and interesting group please contact Karen. Dues are only $25 per year and meetings are held once a month. Hope to see you in August.

Saluda Branch Tree City USA With the care of trees in McCreery Park, on Judd’s Peak, on all Saluda’s public property, including removal of pest growth, Saluda’s Tree City organization is making a difference. Several of our group are professional tree growers, now or in years past, who graciously provide hours of their expertise to keep Saluda green. The Saluda Community Land Trust, in cooperation with Tree City, make a good team in protecting our natural environment. Our group is planning an additional Arbor Day observance in the fall. Leaf colors at that season should be a special time for celebration. An important happening we hope to celebrate at this event will be raising and flying our Tree City flag for the first time. --Submitted by Ruth Anderson Note: Next meeting at McCreery Park (weather permitting), 5:30pm, August 25. All interested visitors are welcome.

Saluda Social Singles Potluck Dinners The Social Singles Of Saluda will meet for a potluck dinner at the Saluda Center, 6pm, on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Our group consists of any singles, MEN and WOMEN, over the age of 40, who are single, single with partners, divorced, or widowed. This is NOT a dating connection group, strictly a friendly gathering and a delicious choice of dishes to enjoy. The group has not met for several months, but it will start back on the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Saluda Center, unless otherwise notified. There is no need to RSVP. Please let your single friends in the Saluda area know of this


event. We would be glad to have one and all.

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Powerful (Vinyasa) Flow Yoga Friday 8:00am

For questions, please contact Anita Moore at 828-749-3335.

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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 (828) 749-3794.

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Women’s Club of Saluda The Women's Club of Saluda will hold its August meeting at the Presbyterian Church on Carolina Street at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 9. Please join us as Dustin from C&D Automotive Repair talks to us about basic car maintenance. All are welcome! For more information, please contact Marlin Beckham at 808828-2439. The Women's Club of Saluda strives to serve our community, support one another in friendship, and wisely use our resources to advance the dreams of our future leaders.

Notes from City Hall Help Pave Pace Park More pavers have been laid in Pace Park. Give an engraved brick in honor or memory of someone special in your life. Bricks are only $40, payable to City of Saluda, three lines of copy with a maximum of 14 letters per line. 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

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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 at and ask to be placed on the email list.

Yoga, Aikido Classes

Soulshine Yoga Soulshine offers our community classes where each person can embark on their own personal journey of strength and flexibility, peace and love. Please join us as we grow together, on and beyond our time on our yoga mats. Monday, 8:30 a.m. Core/flow Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Foundational, 6 p.m. Your y\Yoga Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Foundational, 6 p.m. Gentle Yin Yoga Friday, 8:30 a.m. Core/flow

Please come join a class at Soulshine Yoga!

**** 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 offbalance and neutralize an attack with minimal effort or bodily harm to the defender or the attacker. Mondays 6:00 PM and Wednesdays 6:30 pm downstairs at the Saluda Center. Contact Ken Gardner (864)2754441, Danny Beck (843)697-0047 or Cassandra (828)749-3794 for any questions you may have. **** Saluda Center is located at 64 Greenville, St.

All levels welcome. Drop in class $12. 3-class pass $30. Please visit our studio at 144 West Hwy 176 or for an up-to-date schedule. Contact Dori Ray at 828.808.8334 or 828.749.3395 for more information. Health and Wellness at the Saluda Center Cassandra Nelson, LMBT Gentle Yin Yoga Wednesday 12:30pm Friday 9:30am

Saluda Community Choir Sing in the Saluda Community Choir! Monday's, 7pm - 8:30pm at Old St. Matthews Church. Be brave, even if you claim that you can't sing, come connect and have fun! For more information, please contact Patricia, the director at 828-424-0017. Located off W Main Street, past the Saluda Tailgate parking lot.


The school supply list is under “Parent Information” on the left side of the school website:

Saluda Community Library Monday, August 1 @ 2pm Teen Summer Reading: Board Game Bonanza Enjoy snacks and games such as Apples to Apples and Monopoly. Let us know if you have a game request! The Teen Summer Reading program is for rising 6th12th graders only. Wednesday, August 3 @ 2pm Kids Summer Reading: Professor Whizzpop Local children's comedian and magician Professor Whizzpop is going for gold at the Polk County Public Library! He has been training for this event all summer. Will he win gold? Find out at this fun event. Wednesday, August 17 @ 3pm Author Miriam Bradley Join us for this all ages event! Miriam Bradley, author of the Double Cousins series and the recently released The Nearly Twins and the Secret in the Mason Jar, will give a presentation on her books, the writing process, and how she developed the plot for The Nearly Twins and the Secret in the Mason Jar, which is set in Saluda. EVENTS AT THE LIBRARY ARE ALWAYS FREE! Saluda Library 44 W. Main Street Saluda, NC 28773 Tel. (828) 749-2117 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9am - 6pm Sat. 9am - 1pm

Saluda Elementary School Events Information Update for Saluda Elementary August 2016 As the new principal of Saluda School, I am excited about the opportunity to work alongside the staff, parents and community to continue to provide our students with a high quality education. The start of the school year is upon us, and we are excited about the possibilities of the 2016-2017 academic year. Many improvements have been made to the school this summer. The gym has a fresh coat of paint, each building has a new roof, and the cafeteria has a new ceiling. The staff and I have been in workshops this summer and have planned a year of high academic and social growth for every child. I look forward to continued success and excellence as I serve the students, staff, parents and community of Saluda School. I welcome your visit to the school! Here’s the Scoop for August: August 25: “Meet Your Teachers” --Drop by the school cafeteria from 2:00-4:00pm to meet the faculty and staff and to visit classrooms. August 29: First Day for Students -- 8:10am-3:10pm Children may be dropped off in the morning after 7:45am. Call 828-749-5571 to register new students for the 2016-2017 school year.

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Sincerely, Cari Maneen, Principal

Visit Saluda School for additional school news. 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 Reverend Augusta Anne Anderson, rector 8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist - Rite I 9:15 a.m. – Adult Forum 10:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist - Rite II with music. Check their website for more programs and schedule changes. Church of the Transfiguration - a bible study class is held each Tuesday morning, 11:00-12:00 and is open to the Saluda community - 72 Charles Street (behind the school). Come and join us! *********************** Saluda Presbyterian Adult SS 10:00 am Worship Service 11:00 am ************************


Saluda First Baptist Church Reverend Tony Reese Worship Service 11:00am Sunday School 9:45am Wednesday Fellowship Meal 5:15 Wednesday Bible Study and Youth Group 6:30pm 828-749-3231 Email: ************************ Saluda Methodist Church The Reverend Rob Parsons SS 10:00 am Worship Service 11:00 am Stone Soup Worship Service Sunday at 4:00 pm - This is an "alternative" Christian service/discussion for all-comers; new to church, dislocated from church, or other. Please join us. Contact Rob Parsons for location information at

Going Home: Saluda’s Music Traditions A project of the Historic Saluda Committee and the Polk County Film Initiative Click here to view the film’s promotional trailer. Newly released DVD - The old saying is, “You can’t go home again.” But, maybe you can. The Historic Saluda Committee (HSC) has been collecting oral histories through audio and video since 2010, primarily from its senior citizens. A common theme relayed during the gathering of these stories is a deep nostalgia for the rich and diverse musical traditions that were once common in Saluda. The HSC has enlisted

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the help of the Polk County Film Initiative to take these histories, collect a few new ones, and then roll them into a fascinating oral history film documentary that portrays Saluda's rich musical heritage, where the past meets the present. Sure to delight, these recollections include tales of the old time square dances, shape note singing, legendary fiddle makers and players, the influence of the railroad, a ragtime pianist, gospel greats, ballad singers, musical miracles, African-American history, Coon Dog Day, a famous baritone crooner and more. Rolling into the present day, we feature contemporary gospel, old-time and Americana acts, and some of today's great music venues, including a visit to Studio B at Western NC's famed radio station WNCW. This film will not only appeal to Saluda's people but to folks from all walks of life who appreciate good stories, music and history, especially from a small mountain town in Western North Carolina. By the way, who says you can’t go home again! Creator and Producer: Cindy Stephenson Tuttle Cinematographer, Writer and Editor: Kirk Gollwitzer Associate Producer, Writer and Narrator: Martin Anderson Creative Consultant: Carolyn Ashburn Location Director, First Assistant Camera and Still Photography: Lavin Cuddihee

Martin Anderson in memory of Joel Craig Anderson and John Craig Anderson

Dedicated to the memory of Dr. George Jones, Dr. Jerry "Doc" Russell, Bill Pace and E. Cater Leland, Jr. DVDs now available at Saluda City Hall, Saluda Historic Depot, Historic Thompson’s Store, Heartwood Gallery and other retail locations in town. Film to Be Featured at Tryon International Film Festival! We're proud to announce that "Going Home: Saluda's Music Traditions" will be featured at the Tryon International Film Festival the weekend of October 7-9. Specific date and time TBD. Stay tuned! For more details and to stay up to date with the Film Festival: Stay up to date by visiting our Facebook page. For more information about the Historic Saluda Committee go to or contact us at Use Social Media to Get Your Saluda History Fix Every Day! Visit us and "Like" us on Facebook and YouTube! Visit our website for oral histories, vintage photographs, and more. Available Merchandise:

Thank you to all who participated in the making of the film, especially those who shared their stories with us.

Funding provided by Polk County Community Foundation, the Saluda Community Fund City of Saluda Historic Saluda Committee Heartwood Contemporary Crafts Gallery WNCW, Media Sponsor The Purple Onion Betsy and Allen Burdett Rhonda Corley Anita Ogden Moore Historic Thompson’s Store Brad and Cindy Stephenson Tuttle in memory of Kathleen Stephenson Jelley

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Home, Hearth and History: Stories of Old Saluda, oral history documentary, DVD, $20 Saluda, NC: Voices from the First 100 Years, re-mastered audio oral history recordings, CD, $10 Historic Saluda Stickers, $3 Images of America: Saluda, published by Arcadia Publishing Company, $23.50 (includes tax) Going Home: Saluda's Music Traditions, oral history documentary, DVD, $20

Merchandise available through local Saluda merchants. You can


also purchase it on-line at All proceeds go toward future projects. Meetings Want to serve? We encourage you to attend our meetings to see if this is YOUR cup of tea. The Historic Saluda Committee meets the second Friday of every month. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, August 12, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the Saluda Public Library in the upstairs meeting room. The public is invited to attend. For more information about the Historic Saluda Committee go to or contact us at to view some of the oral histories collected? The HSC also has a YouTube page, so click here or go to NC

bedroom floor plan offers privacy for roommates or parents and children. Gas fireplace, bamboo floors, ceiling fans, large deck with winter mountain view. Landlord supplies major appliances including washer/dryer, if needed. Storage shed to be provided. One year lease preferred. $1400 month. 84 Sienna Rd, off of Mountain Page Rd. 828-749-3276 or

For rent 1 bedroom/1 bath furnished and equipped for the season, on Joel Creek at 1166 Pearson Falls Road in Saluda, NC. Daily (3 day minimum), weekly or monthly rates available. For info call Linda at 828-749-9962.

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For Sale Saluda United Methodist Church is selling a Lowrey Genius, Digital Stereo Rhythm Gx Organ. If interested, please call 828-749-3789.

Roommate wanted, lovely home 5 minute walk to Main St., Downtown Saluda... Peaceful, private entrance, fenced in back yard, space for a garden. If interested, call 828-774-6884.

Time for Spring Cleaning! "Deep cleaning" "One time cleaning" "Moving jobs" Call Kathie for estimates at 828674-6108.

Master Gardener available for creative and excellent gardening30 years’ experience. Call 828-749-0099.

House Cleaning! Experienced, reliable, and honest. Can do light jobs, or deep cleans. One time cleans, moving jobs, etc. Have experience with vacation rentals as well as biweekly residential work. Have good references!! Have worked with Kathie Mobley. Please call for estimate! Kelli 828-620-0209.

Submitted by Cindy Stephenson Tuttle, Chair, Historic Saluda Committee

Space for Rent Available Aug. 1, newly remodeled space on the corner of Main St and Pearson Falls Rd. in Nostalgia Courtyard. Open, sunny and approx. 600 sq ft. Call 828-749-9224 for more information.

House For Rent 2 bed/2 bath home brand spanking new. Less than 2 miles from downtown Saluda. Be the first to call this 1046 sq ft house your home. Well-behaved pets welcome. Available Aug 1. Split

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

Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork Relaxing, healing massages are available in the comfort of your own home, rental cabin or at your favorite B&B. My portable table can go almost anywhere! Advanced scheduling is recommended. 14 years of experience. Cassandra Nelson, Lic#7386, (828)749-3794. Art Studio for Rent in Saluda Space available for potters, sculptors, painters, jewelers, bead/fabric artists, writers, etc. Great atmosphere, affordable rent, flexible lease, large and small work spaces available. Call Ruth at 828-749-9718 Saluda Pet Sitter. Three years experience, responsible, references available. Will come to your home up to three times a day, feed, exercise and general care of your pet. Experience in dogs, cats, and even goats! Call Lance at 828-284-4811 or 828284-5660. House Sitting & Animal Care Take your vacations without the guilt and worry. I am familiar with a variety of animals and houses. I will do my best to be available for emergencies due to family, flights, or other unforeseen doings! References are available upon request. Contact Cassandra at (828) 749-3794. Healing Massage Gift 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.

Saluda Post Office Hours Mon-Fri 9:00am-1:00pm 3:00pm4:30pm Sat 9:30am-11:00am Sun closed (828) 749-5921.


Saluda Scoop The latest news and the unusual offerings provided by Saluda shops, restaurants, accommodations, artists, craftspeople, and service providers.

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sale. Big savings on most all of the inventory to make room for the fall collection that will start coming in the next couple of weeks. As always, I want to thank all of my customers for supporting Saluda and its businesses. Irmy's Dressing Room is open 7 days a week. Monday through Saturday 10 -5 Sunday, 1-5 Visit my new website to see our line of clothing, keep up with what's going on and early specials announcements.

Green River Adventures Pre-Sale Green River Adventures Annual Gear Sale: September 3rd. Liquid Logic Kayaks, Hala Paddleboards, Werner Paddles, Astral Lifejackets, and Shred Ready Helmets. All Rental and Demo Gear is available for PRE-SALE for an additional 5% fee starting August 1st. For a list of items and prices, please visit, call us at 828-749-2800, or stop by and see us.

Chad Blotner Photography Everyone is invited to an open house on Saturday, August 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Kid and adult beverages and refreshments will be served. 78 East Main Street, Saluda, NC.

What a fun day we had on Coon Dog Day and the weather was perfect. Now it's a different story and the heat is on, and The Dressing Room Etc is having a huge summer

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

Summer is for Lace In the heat of the summer, the only thing that will do is a lemonade and the lightest silks for knitting effervescent wraps, scarves, and shawls. Every August, we turn our hand to those finest of knits. Register now for classes that will take your laces to the next level! August Classes Lace Workshop For Absolute Beginners: Falling Waters Scarf 2-Color Lace for Intermediates and Up: Cladonia Shawl Estonian Lace Scarf, a Nancy Bush Design Allover Lace: Cherry Leaf Shawl August Events Knitting Potluck – Aug 18 Master Knitters Study Hall – Thursdays Friday Crochet Labs Call (828)749-3640 or visit us online at for more information! Find us on Facebook.

Historic Thompson's Store & Ward's Grill and Lola’s Celebration Station (Thompson's Store est. 1890, Ward's Grill est. 1960) Thompson’s Store We have all had a wonderful summer and boy has it been hot. Thompson’s Store has supplies of Cold: Watermelons, Cantaloupes, Berries, SC Peaches & NC Tomatoes and lots of Beverages for you. Come in and meet Jeff Morton our new Butcher and give him some suggestions of new things for us to have in the market. Jeff is ready to serve you, and wants to make our market the Best. We have lots of Local Items and are carrying more Gluten Free products. We have desserts like Chocolate Cake and Cookies made in Brevard that are gluten free, also crackers and pasta. More produce items are spring greens, cucumbers, squash and apples will be coming soon. Sam is always talking with local farmers to bring in the best. Also, if you don’t want to cook and need something for the night, we have frozen meals homemade by Judy or Pasta & Provisions made in Charlotte. We also have a variety of ice cream for your evening desserts that goes well with the SC Peaches. Or pick up a frozen homemade berry cobbler and heat up and add a scoop of ice cream. Remember to Shop Local and Support our Community. Ward’s Grill has been very busy and we are thankful for the business. We are hiring a full time manager with experience. We need someone with


knowledge in the food business, managing a staff, and enjoying the presence of people. We are proud of the business we have and want to continue to serve the community and our guests. Come in and have breakfast or lunch and think about the past with family or friends. Remember to ask the staff about our Milkshakes and “What the dessert of the day is.” Dates to remember: Free Veteran’s Breakfast: August 18th in the Grill 8 to 11am. On the same day in the store, we will have a “Beer Tasting” from 4 to 6 with Craig from Empire Distributors. Lola’s Celebration Venue is the place for your next event. Last month we had a ladies group on the balcony for a meeting, a group of 18 from Greenville for a day conference. So if you need a place for a group of 10 to 200, give us a call. Check out our Facebook Page for Lola’s, and soon we will have a website. Hours Historic Thompson Store, open Monday-Thursday, 8am to 5:30pm; Friday and Saturday, open to 6pm; Ward's Grill, open Monday-Friday, 7am to 3pm, Saturday, 6:30am to 3pm Sunday, 11am to 4pm The store and grill are located at 24 Main Street, Saluda, NC. Phone is 828-749-2321.

Crust & Kettle Eatery and More New desserts, new Hot Bar on Wednesday and Saturday. New Greeting cards, special invitations, custom cards, wedding photos and more. Crafters on site on Saturday. For more information, please call 828-749-3503.Located at 1487 Ozone, Saluda, NC.

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Although the heat here has been pretty intense lately, cooler weather and fall is just around the corner, and that means in August we will begin putting out our new Fall Line here at Sassafras, which we're pretty excited for you to see! Plan to pay us a visit in August to be the first to check out our new arrivals! In the mean time, we still have some great deals on our remaining Summer Clothing, including Jag & Ethyl Pants and Jeans, Mosaic Linen, LuluB, Heartstrings, and many more, all now discounted from 40% to 50% off!! As always we appreciate your patronage, and look forward to seeing you soon! Joann, Connie, Tina, Lilly & Catherine Now open 6 days. Monday Thursday 11am - 5pm, Friday 11am - 6pm, Saturday 10am - 5pm Call us at 828-749-2379.

accommodate more consignors and donations. A lady who had collected for 23 years had to move in a hurry, so we received antique “man” tools and kitchen tools, some very interesting items that I had never seen before. The shop is overfull with great furniture, lots of small tables, chairs, etc., and a fabulous “sacristy vestment” cabinet which is hand carved cherry and perhaps German. St. Christopher and St. George are depicted on front, really something to see. Thanks to all you “town folk” who have sent folks in. They have really had a great time browsing and seeing some unusual pieces from all over and from all time periods. We also have received some old pictures and tin types. Craftsmen are stocking up on these for collage projects as well as just adding to their collections. Thanks! We are located across from the Famous Green River BBQ and are a resale/thrift and consignment shop. We are also going to try a small “Fair Weather Flea Market,” on Thursdays with some friends, setting up in our “Shady Park”, as name depicts, fair weather only. For more information, please call 828-49-3505.

We're located at 46 E Main Street, next to the Saluda Grade Café.

Sweet Earth Mtn Resale & Thrift Wow! Summer has been a whirlwind. Sorry if you had guests in for Coon Dog Day… shop is so full, it would have been too stressful to open. We are keeping somewhat regular hours, trying to open every day by lunchtime, Monday thru Friday, Saturday 11 – 6, Sunday’s 12ish. We are happy to open other hours, just call the number on the door or grab a card; we’re just 4 minutes away. We are also selling on Ebay. We continue to

The Orchard Inn & Newman’s Restaurant Orchard Inn in Saluda Hosts Summer Wine Dinner August 14 By Frances Figar. Republished with permission by The Laurels of Asheville. Newman’s Restaurant, located in the historic Orchard Inn in Saluda, will host a Summer Wine Dinner on Sunday, August 14. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6:30 P.M. with dinner to follow at 7 P.M. Executive chef Stuart Partin has planned this event in partnership with Sow True Seed,


an open-air pollinated, untreated GMO-free seed company in Asheville. “As a fine dining chef, I have always searched for the finest ingredients available, which over time has led me to become an avid gardener,” says Stuart. “I started our garden at the Inn to provide our guests with the freshest ingredients available and also to be able to offer some unique varieties of vegetables.” This year Stuart and his team constructed a 4,000-square-foot organic garden to produce the majority of their own produce for the restaurant. “I choose to use Sow True Seeds for all of our seeds because I believe that what they are doing as a business has a huge positive impact on farming and our environment as a whole,” he says. The food at Newman’s Restaurant is inspired by the season and the harvest from the garden. The menu changes weekly to reflect the vegetables currently being harvested. Both the garden and the Summer Wine Dinner play a part in ongoing efforts to make the Inn more sustainable and to cultivate a community atmosphere. Born and raised in South Carolina, Stuart started cooking at a very young age. After graduating high school, he moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and began to devote himself to culinary arts. He later returned to the region to get a culinary degree at the University of South Carolina and has spent the last several years building relationships with local farmers and developing a deep love for foothills ingredients. Stuart says cooking high-end cuisine is his passion, and he loves to share it with others who are intrigued by innovative ways of preparing local foods.

with creative culinary techniques,” says Stuart. “I am also excited to partner with Sow True Seed as together we will showcase the beautiful produce that we have grown this year.” Among other delectable dishes, the five-course meal will include North Carolina flounder ballotine, Chiba green edamame tortelloni, pan fried sweetbreads, Chanterelles, grilled Cherokee yellow wax beans, tempura burgundy okra flower, pickled and roasted Clemson spineless okra, pan seared lamb chops, Malabar spinach puree, scalloped patty pan squash and lemon rind tart, Chiba Green edamame-vanilla bean ice cream, and many fine wines from France and California. “The menu is a true fantasia of local and seasonal, and we’re thrilled about this awesome opportunity to take part in an event with a top-quality restaurant using food grown onsite with our seeds,” says Chris Smith, communications and marketing manager at Sow True Seeds. “I’m going to make some custom seed packets for table decorations and am quite excited about it.” Reservations for the Summer Wine Dinner are $120 per person and can be purchased by calling 828.749.5471. For more information, visit and sowtrues, and like Newman’s Restaurant on Facebook. Like us on Facebook They are located on Highway 176, Saluda, NC.

Family And Friends – Together – For The Holidays HEAT seems to be the weatherword across the country. Relief is at hand and in only a month we will see temperatures become more tolerable and the mountains even more inviting. Saluda’s premier Victorian Bed and Breakfast is a participant in the Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO) program. That means that you, your family and friends can claim this beautifully restored 1895 mansion to gather and celebrate together – and it’s all inclusive! Everything you need from cookware to silverware; towels to bed linens; with access to all our expansive veranda and deck areas and totally awesome commercial kitchen! Prepare a meal fit for a Vanderbilt and gather round the fire as your family virtuoso entertains on the piano. (Or arrange for one of our fine local restaurants to cater your feast and use the six-disk CD changer to fill the house with music of the season.) The best part of a VRBO holiday is the TERRIFIC VALUE knowing that you can truly enjoy the holidays, surrounded by family and friends, creating mountain memories to last a lifetime! Saluda is accessible by major interstate highways and two airports and the historic village is only a short walk from The Oaks. View this magnificent vacation rental at and use the “rate calculator” to determine your cost. Also, go to for a close-up look at colorful images and history. Located at 339 Greenville St., Saluda, NC, 828.749.2000, Friend us on Facebook!

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Green River BBQ Continues our Summer Concert Series (see schedule in arts & music). Our Street Taco menu is a big hit--Local Smoked Trout, Fajita Chicken, Shrimp, Brisket and Pork tacos from which to choose. If you haven't experienced our new Pork Ribs, you are missing great ribs! They are local raised from a small farm called Heritage Farms. Organic fed with no antibiotics and raised in a Zen environment! We use local organic vegetables when available and we grow our own herbs right at the restaurant. We have 12 Local craft beers on tap that are ever changing: Wicked weed, Highland brewery, Sierra Nevada, River Rat, Newgrass, New Belgium, French Broad, Oskar Blues, Catawba and Bold Rock just to name a few. We carry a good selection of Organic wines also. Open 7 days a week and Sunday evenings so come join us and bring your family and pets they are always welcome! Our Hours: Monday's 11am-8PM Tuesday-Saturday 11am-9pm Patio open late on Friday and Saturdays Sunday's Noon-8pm Contact Green River BBQ at 828749-9892 for takeout orders or visit them at Visit their Facebook page to get extra daily coupons! Green River BBQ is located at 131 Highway 176 West.

Wildflour Bakery Just when everyone has settled into the joys of summer, the school bell rings again. Who decided that summer vacation should be so short? In the middle of that crazy shopping for supplies and back to school clothes (how can kids grow so much in such a short time?) -give yourself a break and grab a pizza from Wildflour on Wednesday nights (or Fridays) 5 8 pm. Better yet, make it a midweek tradition. Turn off the electronics, find out how everyone's week is going, make plans for the weekend and enjoy some delicious, healthy, totally from scratch pizza. We make the crust (even grinding the wheat), we make the sauce, and we use fresh, local vegetables (often grown right here in Saluda). You can order one to go or sit down, let our friendly staff take your order and enjoy our outside seating or air conditioned dining room. Hope to see you soon! Now Open 6 Days a Week! Monday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Tuesday: closed Wednesday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm for pizza Thursday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm for breakfast and lunch & 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm for pizza Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Sunday: 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

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Happy Anniversary! It is our Shop's 3rd Anniversary! Thank you for three great years. We appreciate all our customers and especially our local Saluda friends! Stop by the shop and see what is new. Sales all month long. Over 100 Local Specialty Foods. Over 110 Local Craft Beers available as singles. Mix and match a pack! Over 140 Wines from all over the world! Local Arts, Crafts and Student Art. Wildflour Bake Shop's bread, snacks and pastries available after 3:00 each day and on Tuesday when they are closed. Stop by and tell us Happy Anniversary! Shop Local! Space is available for meetings and birthday gatherings. Call to reserve. (Sunday is booked through January.) August Hours: Open 11 AM till 6:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Open 11 AM till 8:00 PM Wednesday and Friday for Wildflour's Pizza Night Open 11 AM till 4 PM Sunday Meanwhile is located next to Wildflour Bake Shop and The Gardener's Cottage in Nostalgia Courtyard. 171 East Main Street, Saluda, NC Wine Shop Phone: 828-7499463, email: See us on


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Stories & Such I Remember Saluda By Charles O. Hearon, Jr. 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.

More Weather There was a dry year; I think it was in 1926. It just didn't rain. Mr. Goforth had a nice garden by the side of our road, just above the spring house, and it was dying. He thought up a way to irrigate it and that's what we did. I say "we." Mr. Goforth did. We built the dam in Case's Branch and forced the water across the land and into the road, then down the road and into the garden. We did all this in about a week of hard work, and as the first beautiful water trickled into Mr. Goforth's garden - in to his beans and 'taters, it came a gully buster that washed our dam away in about an hour, but it put "a moist" in the ground, and Mr. Goforth made a crop that fed us all. I think 1928 was a wet year. It rained some, and I mean at one time at our house on Case's Branch we had the creek 'a roarin' on one side, and pure runoff from Cove Mountain on the other. There was a leaking roof and we were catching water as fast as we could - so fast we couldn't keep all the pots and pans empty. Our Momma had to cook with an umbrella over the stove. We were lucky to have some dry wood.

time was my big sister, Libba, and my Momma and me. I had my dry spot and my book about Andrew Jackson. The day was so dark that I needed a lamp to read by, and that helped warm up my little coveted spot. We finished that miserable day, and after supper our Momma took me and Libba out on the front porch, and she had a lantern in her hand and she hung it up on a nail over our heads where we could see the run-off coming off of Cove Mountain, between our house and the slope of Huckleberry Ridge. She told us this, "We're gonna' leave this lantern here all night so we can see to get across to that high ground if we have to. Now say your prayers and go to bed, and if I call you in the night to get up and come with me, you do exactly what I say." “Yes mam," and we went to bed listening to the rain pouring and listened to the pinking and the poppin' and the dripping into our pots and pans, and the blooping of the leaky roof. It cleared off the next afternoon, and folks to this day won't believe it when you tell them where the high water came. This may be the same year that Lake Lure almost washed away. We went over there in a car and got close enough to the dam to see dozens of mule teams and drag pans and men pouring earth into the dam to stop the erosion, and somehow they saved it. I'm sure it's safe now after all these times.

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Saluda Faces Genell Jespersen Saluda Faces recognizes Saluda citizens that you may see often and wonder who they are, what they do, and why they live or work in Saluda. If you would like to refer someone for Saluda Faces, please email

After almost three decades of working at Saluda’s landmark Thompson ’s Store/Ward’s Grill, Genell Jespersen is a Saluda icon. Her friendly, magnetic smile draws you to her as she tells stories of growing up and living in Saluda. “I am just a country girl who loves telling stories and listening to stories of times gone by. I wished I had recorded all the stories that Charlie and Lola would tell in the store. I love the community, love the people, grew up here and gained confidence,” says Genell. Genell was born in Saluda to hard working parents, father Wade Pace from the Camp Creek area, and mother, Blease Newman Pace from Holbert’s Cove. She has continued this legacy of hard work and serving the Saluda community. Being one of the 14 (7 girls, 7 boys) students graduating from Saluda School in 1972, she worked on Main Street since the age of 18. She ran the grill for 28 years for Lola, Jack, and Charlie Ward along with anything else that was needed in the store. In the early 80’s, she joined the fire department and was an EMT for 23 years, served on the city council for eight years, volunteered at the Saluda Senior Center serving at the Thrifty Barn Basement, and delivered meals on wheels, and was on the board of the medical center for a couple of years.


Changing directions in her life, Genell went back to school for a certification in dietary management and now has been at Autumn Care Nursing Home in Saluda for the past 15 years as the Dietary Manager. Genell grew up on a farm in the Camp Creek area and there was always something to keep her busy. Her days were filled working in the garden and helping her mother can food for the winter. They grew pretty much everything they ate. Fun for Genell was playing paper dolls with her three sisters or picking blackberries, and the occasional trip to town to get a strawberry Nehi. They were not allowed to walk to town because of the traffic on Highway 176 back then before I-26 was built. She learned to play the piano from Kathleen Stephenson and Pat Robinson and learned shape notes by attending singing schools at area churches. Today, she plays the piano at Macedonia Baptist Church where she is a member. She met her husband, Charles when he came to the mountains from California during the recession to find work, and they raised a son and daughter in Saluda who still live close by in Saluda and Columbus. Genell and Charles have been graced with five grandchildren. To Genell, change is mostly good for Saluda, but she does miss how it used to be at the grill when it fed the railroad guys, the Duke Energy workers, and the working class of Saluda who had short lunch breaks. “They loved the hamburger steak. I knew what they wanted to eat before they sat down, and we could get them in and out so they could get back to work,” said Genell. “What’s going on in Saluda now is nice because I remember when I worked on Main Street and all the shops were shut down. Now things are going on later in the evening and there are more things to do and places to eat. Jack Ward always said that ‘more business created good business,

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made you stay on your toes, do a better job, give a better compassionate service and people knew you wanted their business.’ A newcomer to Saluda rented a house on Pacolet and couldn’t find any work. Having a hard time, he came in the store one day to get a loaf of bread and two pounds of hamburger. He was surprised when Lola Ward asked, “Do you want to charge it?” Lola had a good heart and loved her customers. “They fed a lot of families,” recalled Genell. When she worked on the city council, folks would come up to her and complain if something didn’t happen or work right and she always wanted to say, “Saluda is not perfect, but we would love you to come live with us.” New people have new ideas, all young people have great ideas…some work, some don’t, some are not for Saluda.

Cathy Jackson Realty has merged with Beverly-Hanks & Associates. 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!

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Genell would tell you that if you love being a part of a community then Saluda would be a good place to live. Lot’s going on if you want to be involved, and if you don’t, then that’s okay, too. By Cathy Jackson

This issue of Saluda Lifestyles is dedicated to the memory of Charlie Ward. July 1, 1920August 1, 2008

Lake Sheila Property - Make your next vacation or full time home at this hidden gem mountain lake in western NC. Lake cottage ready to move in, vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, stainless steel appliances, & hardwood floors. 2BR, 2BA, MLS#3198992, $288,600

Craftsman quality built home with 2-story great room and floor to ceiling stone fireplace. Emphasis on craftsman-style carpentry with hardwoods, wooden murals, including custom built furniture that hallmarks this home. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on covered front porch or a 1-mile stroll to downtown Main St. Oversized 2-car detached garage for cars and storage. Includes custom furniture


made for the house. 3BR, 2BA, MLS#3198064, $470,000

Log home on top of mountain with room-sized porch for gazing at long range mountain vistas and enjoying a peaceful, breezy summer day with only birdsong to keep you company . Enjoy native gardens with pathways to well appointed guest house and pond used for irrigation. 5.8 acres provide privacy and seclusion yet only minutes to downtown Saluda. 3BR, 2BA, MLS#3193283, $575,000

Long range vistas of the Pacolet River Valley from every room. Spacious open floor plan with porches for outdoor living. MLS#3177621, $485,000

Make this your family compound with three small cabins on small mountain lake. Create summer memories with Two cabins include living area, bedrooms, bath and kitchen while one cabin is one large room for sleeping and living, kitchenette, and bath. Great rental investment. 4 ac, MLS#3167729, $225,000

ceilings and three-way fireplace, master on main. Bedroom space could be configured for B&B. Separate second quarters downstairs with outside entrance for extra guests or rental income. Includes living room area, bedroom, kitchenette and 2 full baths. Not included in total HLA SF, slightly less than 7' ceiling height. Plenty of parking. 6BR, 6BA, MLS#3178600, $375,000

Discover your paradise and uncover nature's treasures in this summer retreat surrounded by hardwood forest, bold streams, and waterfalls. Kids’ bunkhouse (552SF) with bath is great for visiting friends. Ample-sized bedrooms and finished basement, office, workshop in basement. Close to Tryon and equestrian activities, less than 2 mi from historic downtown Saluda. 19+ acres, 3BR, 2.5BA, MLS#3188734, $375,000 UNDER CONTRACT!

Vacation cottage within walking distance of Main Street Saluda. Enjoy the lovely fireplace in the cozy LL family room and winter views from the sunroom. Available furnished. A Saluda gem! 2BR, 2.1 BA, 1874SF MLS#3183933, $210,000

10 acres on a mountain top with a long range vista of the southern mountains and beyond. Enjoy a traditional style cabin with cathedral ceilings, stone fireplace, open floor plan, and second living quarters downstairs. 3BR, 2.5BA, 2755SF, MLS#3175718, $429,900 UNDER CONTRACT!

Private setting on over 2 acres, yet only one mile to downtown Historic Saluda. Home features open floor plan, spacious kitchen w/granite, vaulted ceilings in great room and lots of space on decks and covered porches to enjoy nature in the peaceful surroundings. 3BR, 2BA, 2.21 ac, MLS# 3172491, $268,000

Live on Buck Mtn & enjoy one of NC's best views overlooking Pacolet River Valley, a NC Scenic Byway. Contemporary home built with windows from floor to ceiling to maximize views .Custom built with open floor plan, energy efficient features like Aga stove, and geothermal heating. Everything conveniently on main level. 15 ac for privacy and seclusion yet minutes from major shopping & dining. Every room has a magnificent view. MLS#3178550, $595,000

Victorian style home in heart of historic downtown, enjoy in town living close to shopping and dining. Remodeled and appointed with high

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Featured Properties

Rare Twin Waterfall Storybook Cottage beside your very own rushing waterfall along with a mini sliding rock, several foot bridges over the streams and gazebo. 4BR, 3BA, Media Room, MLS#3164628, $439,000

Your mini-farm is waiting for you. Beautiful farm-style home with a rocking chair front porch, outbuildings, pasture, fruit trees, berries, a potting shed, workshop and more nestled on almost three acres of peaceful countryside. 5BR, 3BA, MLS#3163330, $275,000

Mountain cabin in the woods in mature development in a natural park like setting with trails and wildlife all around. Master is on main level along with all living and laundry area. Space in basement for storage. 2BR, 2BA, MLS#3162622 $240,000

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This newly remodeled bungalow is located in historic Saluda, walkable to Main Street. All new kitchen with solid surface counters, stainless steel appliances. All hardwood floors and many improvements..2BR, 2BA, MLS# 3158970, $238,000

Fabulous home and location! Enjoy peace and quiet, in this privately located south facing home, just a 2 block walk to downtown. $275,000 UNDER CONTRACT

Nestled in the woods, find peace in this quality, custom built mountain cabin with large windows, wood floors & walls. Adventure is out your back door! Close to the Green River for fishing, boating, swimming & hiking on miles of trails. 2BR, 1.5BA, MLS#3154128, $169,000

Enjoy the peaceful setting of Whites Lake from the covered porch and the wooded backdrop. Ample room for a home office, work-out room, workshop, hobby room and more. 3BR, 3BA, 3040 SF, 2-car garage, 2.19 ac, MLS#3160071, $335,000

It's all about the river! Maintenance free home perched atop a hill overlooking the rushing Green River. Relax and listen to rushing water on large covered porch. Vaulted ceilings make small living area seem spacious. Stainless steel appliances. Natural landscaping in front with river boulders an 2BR, 2BA, 2.75 ac, MLS#3146385, $269,000

Southland log home used for commercial and could easily be turned into your mountain dream home. Walkable to historic village of Saluda, there's enough space for the entire familyMLS#3140554, Reduced $299,000. Property can also be used for commercial purposes.


Lake Hosea, .34 ac MLS#558685 $25,000 Dun Roamin', Lot 1, .77 ac, lakefront, $49,000 MLS#518705 MLS#543247, $118,000

Cabin on 20+ acres with approx 5 acres of pasture area and 2 acres on the Green River.Property adjoins NC Wildlife Gamelands. 253 SF of unfinished room upstairs not incl in total SF and full unfinished 2BR, 1 BA, MLS#NCM593857m $399,000

Quality log cabin offers stunningly beautiful views of the protected Green River Gorge. MLS#589729, $265,000

Relaxing cottage close to down town Saluda. The peaceful front screened porch is perfect for rocking chairs while listening to babbling creek. 2BR, 2BA, approx 1500SF MLS#577773, REDUCED!$130,000

Great time to invest in lots and land! Mountain Vista Lot 16, 1.19 ac, $95,000, MLS#521147 View Lot 23, 1.07 ac, $85,000, MLS#514441 Lot 26-R, 1.58 ac, $59,000 MLS#533763 Lot 29, 1.81 ac, $49,900, MLS#569729 Lake Lots Lake Sheila .43 ac lot, $32,000 MLS#554607 Lake Sheila Lake Front, .24 acres, $65,000, MLS#510462

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Saluda City Lots .46 ac, MLS#3151228, $73,500 1.74 ac on Henderson St., MLS#569914, $90,000 56 ac, MLS#580811, $25,000 23 ac, MLS#591373, $60,000 .61 ac Commercial, MLS#3140603, $12,500 Piney Mountain 3.07 ac, MLS#589931, $38,000 1.65 Ac views,adj NC Gamelands, $28,000, MLS#584643 1.46 ac, MLS#585785, $48,000 View Lots 5 ac, View, MLS#3123117 $59,500 2.07 ac on Laurel Mountain Trail, MLS#558806 $80,000 .87 ac, level and rolling, MLS#566466, $38,400 2.35 Ac, Views at Macedonia Lake, MLS#584676, $76,126 More... 23 ac, MLS#591373, $60,000 1 ac in Glen Echo, Winter views, MLS#587188, $26,000 2.01 ac, MLS#593461, $21,000 4.89 ac. MLS#588641, $42,000 6+ ac on Green River, Silver Creek Tubing, MLS#572171, #175,000 51.83 ac unrestricted land, $310,000, MLS#567003 19 ac Green River Cove, river front, $104,500, MLS#559424 5.77 ac, bold stream, natural development, MLS#556067 $114,000 1.48 ac in Whites Lake, Awesome Views, backs up to NC Wildlife, MLS#528152, $39,900 8.24 ac off Mountain Page Rd., well installed, MLS#520849, $70,000 View Lot, 1.87 ac, $40,000, Hideaway Acres MLS#455196 Winter Views on Valhalla Ridge, 1.81 ac, $21,900, MLS#474915 5 ac on Valhalla Ridge, Views, MLS#568404, $57,000 Dun Roamin' Lot 7, 1 ac, $72,500, MLS#476202 The Woods at Howard Gap, 1.6 ac, $45,000, MLS#454553 11 ac., private, wooded, $125,000, MLS#534045 9 ac, private, $113,900, MLS#509693 5.84 ac, Little Warrior Estates, $69,000, MLS#454691 6.01 ac, pond, $125,000, MLS#543247 1.01 ac, Whites Lake, easy building site, $45,000, MLS#563106

2 ac, Winfield Cove, $40,000, MLS#545653 Miller Mountain 3 ac, MLS#560929 $39,000 .55 ac, MLS#563859 $20,000 .51 ac, MLS#563860 $19,500 .48 ac MLS#563861, $19,500 Unrestricted 8.7 ac, MLS#562901 $84,667 Large Acreage 135+acres, views, creek, building sites, roads in, MLS#3150335, $948,570 10 Acres, MLS#3148496, $125,000 21.4 ac, MLS#3148326m $122,000 Other Areas 3.25 ac, Views, Hogback Mountain Rd, Tryon, MLS#519772, $29,500 1.04 ac, White Oak Mountain, MLS#426297, $28,000 5.39 ac on upper Green River, riverfront, MLS#3193798, $205,000

A Quick Saluda Market Update (comparing all 2015 sales to date with all 2016 sales as of July 31, 2016) Sales Homes 2016 Homes 2015 Land 2016 Land 2015

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Some Things to Know About This Publication

Annual Calendar of Events APRIL Jerry's Baddle Green River Race -Duathlon requires Class V kayaking. 3rd Saturday in April. Saluda Train Tales - 3rd Friday each month (April - October) MAY Saluda Tailgate Market -Every Friday (May through October) Spring Green Bash - 1st Saturday in May 8, hosted at Green River Adventures. Saluda Arts Festival - May 21, 2016 Green River Games - Extreme multisport event changed from 1st Saturday in September to May 21-22, 2016 Top of the Grade Concerts -- (2nd Friday of month, May through 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 10, 2016 NOVEMBER Green Race - A world Class V kayaking race. 1st Saturday in November. Saluda Methodist Church Turkey Dinner - 2nd Saturday in November Saluda Tailgate Holiday Market – Saturday after Thanksgiving 1-3 DECEMBER Hometown Christmas - Open House and Music. 2nd Friday in December

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2016 Saluda Service Directory Now available at the BeverlyHanks Saluda office, Entegra Bank, City of Saluda, Meanwhile Back in Saluda

Apple Festival The North Carolina Apple Festival is held annually over Labor Day Weekend in Hendersonville, North Carolina. It has been Western North Carolina’s Premier Family Festival for over 60 years. From September 2-September 5, 2016 you can enjoy 4 days of fun including one of the most best known Street Fairs in the Carolinas with freshly picked apples, arts & crafts, festival food, and free entertainment at the Historic Courthouse on Hendersonville’s beautiful Main Street. Saluda was home of the first Apple Festival in western NC in 1929.

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