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Where Time Stands Still January 2017

Modified print of Saluda by Jeff Pittman

Inside What’s Happening in Music and Art Saluda Community News Saluda Scoop Concerts Yoga Schedule School & Library Events Saluda Classifieds Stories and Such… Sponsors

Dates to Remember Saluda Business Association regular monthly meeting is Tuesday, January 3, 5:30pm at the Saluda Library. Saluda Community Land Trust meets the first Wednesday of month at 3pm at Saluda Presbyterian Church. Saluda Downtown Foundation will meet 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Saluda Library The Historic Saluda Committee will meet Friday, January 13, 2pm at Saluda Library. Sing! With The Saluda Community Singers, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm at Old St. Matthews Church, 396 Irving Street Women's Club will meet January 10 at 10am at the Saluda Presbyterian Church. Saluda Garden Club, will not meet in January. "Aging in Place, It's in Your Future" at Saluda Senior Center on Wednesday, January 25. Come at 9:45 a.m. for registration and coffee and hear Dr. Helppie speak at 10 a.m. Saluda Center Potluck and Bingo, January 30 at 6pm. Saluda Welcome Table resumes regular Tuesday schedule January 10 at the Saluda Methodist Church, 5:30 to 6:45pm. 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.

Looking Back > Moving Forward

This organization has quietly (and sometimes not so quietly) been accumulating and conserving land and creating parks, trails, and natural landmarks for Saluda’s future generations to enjoy. Continued on back page…

With the holidays over and Saludians moving into the lull of the winter season, a tranquility and calm settles over the town. It’s a time for reflection, cleaning out the old, and making way for 2017. Saludians have always cherished and preserved Saluda’s past and many individuals and organizations have brought the town’s history to the forefront in the past years. Gratitude is felt for the Historic Committee who started the journey of capturing and documenting oral histories from founders and descendants of the pioneers and original settlers of Saluda, publishing the “Images of America: Saluda” book, and recognizing and celebrating its music heritage with the “Going Home: Saluda's Music Traditions” film. Plans are now underway for the Historic Home Tour in 2017. The opening of the Saluda Historic Depot and Museum is also a historical milestone for the town. This is Saluda’s landmark and memorializes the folks who built and brought the railroad to Saluda. Work continues to build a heritage museum so Saludians have a place to learn about Saluda’s heritage, people, and culture and a place to remember the past. Preserving and protecting the land and natural resources around Saluda is the mission of the Saluda Community Land Trust.

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What’s Happening in Music and Art

What's Happening at the Purple Onion Closed January 1- 11 for annual deep clean and repairs. Live Music Calendar in January While it is hard to believe, we are starting our 20th year of providing live music at the café. You will probably notice that our schedule features many repeat performers because you have demonstrated that you like their music. Enjoy! January 12 – Gigi Dover & Eric Lovell What better way to start the new year than being with these old friends. January 14 – The Moon and You This duo brings us a sound that is warm and inviting. January 19 – Mark Stuart Returning with his stories, flashy “guitar chops” and vast experience. January 21 – Citizen Mojo funk, soul and blues from this Marion, NC group January 28 – Bob Sinclair & the Big Deals front porch Appalachian swing played by happy people Mac Arnold and Plate Full of Blues Sunday, January 29 @ 7 On Sunday, January 29 @ 7:00 PM, we are honored to welcome back Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues. Mac Arnold’s first band included James Brown on piano. Mac moved to Chicago and Muddy Waters hired him on the spot. He

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toured and recorded with the Muddy Waters Band and recorded LPs with Otis Spann and John Lee Hooker. Mac moved to Los Angeles and produced Soul Train with his friend Don Cornelius. He even played bass on the Sanford & Son television show when he wasn't playing bass for Otis Redding and B.B. King. He retired from show business to be an organic farmer. Mac is back with his own band and now a third CD, building a new foundation in blues, soul and funk. Admission for this show is $15 per person in advance, $18 at the door and seating will be limited. The performances starts at 7 PM. The doors open at 5 PM. A limited menu of pizzas and appetizers will be available from the time the doors open until the show starts with beverages and desserts available throughout the concerts. Come by the café at 16 Main Street in Saluda or call 828749-1179 for reservations. We accept Visa, Discover, American Express or Master Card. The Purple Onion is located at 16 Main Street, Saluda, NC 28774.

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 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 everyone who joined us for our Hometown Christmas performance. Our dancers were so excited to have a nice audience! We were also delighted to be invited to Autumn Care again this year to share the Christmas spirit with the residents there. Now our focus turns to preparing for our Spring Concert, scheduled for Saturday, May 20. We begin building our choreography for each class, ordering costumes, and creating props and backdrops. We hope you will mark your calendars to join us! 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


Jim Carson AIS Painting In The Studio/ Brushwork Boot Camp Jim Carson, AIS, will offer a workshop, titled “Painting in the Studio/ Brushwork Boot Camp”, on Thursday-Saturday, January 26-28, 2017. This indoor painting workshop provides a good learning and teaching environment for students to grasp the basic fundamentals of contemporary impressionist painting. There will be an emphasis on values, temperature, and design, as well as bold and spontaneous brushwork. The workshop is open to all levels, from beginners to advanced. A list of paint selections, brushes, etc. will be furnished after registration. Jim is a member of Plein Air Painters of the Southeast(PAPSE), an Associate member of Oil Painters of America and a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society. For more information, visit the “news/ workshop” link at, email or call 828-749-3702.

Bill Jameson 2017 Workshops

Transfiguration Church office at 828-749-9740.

North Carolina Saluda: 2/17-2/18/17 “Working Large without Fear” 5/11-5/13/17 “Spring on the Blue Ridge” 10/23-10/27/17 “Fall on the Blue Ridge” Cashiers: 7/27-7/29/17 “Painting in Cashiers, NC”

City of Saluda Christmas Express

South Carolina Charleston 2/23-2/15/17 “Exploring Light” Anderson 3/16-3/17/17 Anderson Arts Center Please join us any of these dates and locations and for more information, please email or visit Bill can also be reached at 828-7493101.

Saluda Community News Welcome Table at Saluda Methodist Church Saluda's Welcome Table will be off until Tuesday, January 10, 2017 when it will resume its regular weekly Tuesday schedule from 5:30 until 6:45 p.m. Anyone is welcome to join us for a delicious free meal.

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.

It’s Time to Go! Saluda Library A special thank you to the many folks who helped decorate the Saluda Library in early December in preparation for Hometown Christmas on Dec 9. Unfortunately, it's time to disassemble the Christmas Tree and decorations on January 4 at 10am. Anyone who can help, please join us at the library. Anita Moore, 828-749-3335

Saluda Hometown Christmas Thank You

Brown BagBrown Bags Available, January 20, 3pm to 4pm at Transfiguration Church and the Saluda Fire Department.

Thanks to the Saluda Business Association for sponsoring yet another outstanding hometown event.

Anyone with questions or with information concerning someone in need, please contact Bill Sutton at 404-538-6413 or the

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Call for Artists SALUDA ARTS FESTIVAL Historic Downtown Saluda, NC May 20, 2017 10am - 4pm Cultivating and promoting its heritage in the arts, the Saluda Business Association invites you to enter your work in the 14th annual Saluda Arts Festival scheduled for May 20, 2017. 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 17, 2017 Download application by visiting after January 15 and linking to the arts festival page. For questions, please contact Alexia Boyd at or Mary Meyland-Mason at or 817946-1284.

The Italians are Coming!!! Did you know that Saluda, NC and Carunchio, Italy are now SISTER CITIES? The city councils of each town have adopted the other and several Saludians are working to develop connections between the two mountain villages and to prepare for upcoming visitors from Carunchio.

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Two Carunchio residents, Massimo Criscio and Chef Dino Paganelli, will be visiting Saluda between February 13 and 19. Preparations are under way to show them our city and give them opportunities to share their knowledge and love of Italy with us. The Purple Onion is planning a wine tasting with typical wine of the Abruzzo region including its famous Montepulciano wines. Massimo and Dino are both certified Italian sommeliers. They will introduce the wine and tell stories of wine growing in the region. Massimo himself has vineyards and produces fine red wines served at his cooking school in Carunchio. In the spring, the Mayor of Carunchio and a delegation of 5 more citizens will be coming to Saluda. We are planning many events to introduce them to our town. If you want to get involved and help, please contact Judy Thompson at 828-489-6578. One of our top priorities for the Sister City program is to help our Saluda students widen their view of the world by developing interactions with the school in Carunchio and by learning about Italy. Cari Maneen, our new Saluda school principal is enthusiastic and full of ideas of how we can make those connections happen. Three groups of Saluda residents have gone to Carunchio in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The next trip is planned for 2018.

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., Jan. 5, 2017 at 2 pm. We will discuss The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Hope you will join us. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette's brilliant and charismatic father captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn't want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing-a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

The Social Singles of Saluda Potluck Dinner will be Thurs., Jan. 12 at 5pm. Our group is for men and women over the age of 40. If you have a partner or are separated, we consider you single. Just bring a dish of your choice for all of us to share. Call Anita Ogden Moore at 828-7493335 for more information. Diabetes Information Session on Wed., Jan 25 at 10am, sponsored by S.L.I.P. All are welcome. Community potluck and bingo will be Jan. 30 at 6pm. Bring a dish and have fun.


Medicare assistance is available with a trained Medicare volunteer. Call 828-749-9245 to schedule an appointment.

place. She hopes that the Aging Projects Inc. website will spread to other locations and is willing to help Saluda participate.

Please contact Donna at 828-7499245 or stop by if you are interested in renting the Center for your event or if you need medical loan equipment.

Please join us on January 25 to hear Dr. Helppie speak to us on this very important topic. You don’t want to miss this timely and most helpful presentation.

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.

For more information, contact Donna Carson at the Saluda Center, 828-749-9245.

A Thrifty barn basement sales is open on Sat. from 10:00 am1:00 pm and on Wed. from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Donations are accepted. Please contact Donna at to be added to our email list. The Saluda Center is located at 64 Greenville St. Phone is 828749-9245.

“Enhancing the lives of seniors living in place through access to services and health care, entertainment, opportunities for education and social activities, and opportunities for volunteering, we can create a vision of hope for our seniors and strengthen our community.”

What’s Happening at Saluda Historic Depot

“Aging in Place – It’s in Your Future” presentation at Saluda Center on January 25 Saluda Living in Place (SLIP), which is aimed at helping seniors stay in their own homes as they age, is bringing Dr. JoAnne Helppie of Hendersonville to the Saluda Senior Center on Wednesday, January 25. Come at 9:45 a.m. for registration and coffee and hear Dr. Helppie speak at 10 a.m. on “Aging in Place, It’s in Your Future.” The Saluda Center is located at 64 Greenville Street in Saluda. Dr. Helppie’s presentation is aimed at senior citizens who want to take charge of their future by eating well, exercising, being mentally challenged and being able to stay in their homes as long as possible. Dr. Helppie is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. Dr. Helppie is the founder and chairman of Aging Projects Inc., which started in 2010. It is specially designed to help seniors, caregivers, providers and community organizations find the resources to help seniors age in

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Museum Check out current exhibits and events at The depot and Museum Exhibits will close the months of January and February. The first Saluda Train Tails of the year will be March 17 at 6:30pm. Be sure to visit in March to see the railroad dioramas, train artifacts, and Saluda early day’s photos. 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 website. We encourage all Saluda citizens to consider the Saluda Historic Depot when selecting organizations for donations. The

Saluda Historic Depot is a 501(c)3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible. When Shopping Online Remember! 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 in the Spring! We need volunteers for 2 hours per week, Thursday to Sunday from 12 to 4. This is the best way to learn the history of Saluda and meet people from all over the world. Saluda has become a destination, and over the past 18 months, we have had over 3000 visitors at the Depot. It is so rewarding to meet the visitors that come to Saluda who want to know about the trains that once climbed the grade. Please do something good for yourself and your community and help us at the depot. We invite stay-athome Moms and Dads, teenage students, and new people to our area. Please consider volunteering and learning more about your home town by becoming part of the Saluda Historic Depot & Museum. Please contact Anita Moore, Volunteer Coordinator by email or cell 404-626-2090. You can also talk with Judy Ward at Thompson's Store 828-749-2321. For more information, please contact Judy Ward at 828-6745958 or or Cathy Jackson at 828-817-2876 or 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 3 Exterior glass doors Gutter repair

Saluda Community Land Trust SCLT Monthly Board Meeting Join us on the first Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm at our office in the Saluda Presbyterian Church fellowship building and find out more about our on-going projects and how you can get involved. Please feel free to contact us about any of our projects by calling our office at 828-749-1560 and leaving a message. We will return your call promptly. Or send an email to We look forward to your comments and suggestions. New website is here!

Saluda Garden Club The Saluda Garden Club will not meet in January. Our normal meeting schedule will resume in February. Details for this meeting will be announced later. We wish our members and our Saluda friends and families a very Happy New Year. We appreciate your interest and support. 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.

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Women’s Club of Saluda The Women's Club of Saluda will hold its first meeting of 2017 on January 10 at the Presbyterian Church on Carolina Street. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. with light refreshments being served. Our program will be presented by Edie Campbell, who will give us information about SLIP (Saluda Living In Place). All are welcome! 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.

Store and is the location of a Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Interpretation Sign and future public restrooms. For any additional information, please contact Catherine Ross at 828-749-3534 or

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Saluda Community Library Notes from City Hall

"35" That's the number of bricks we need to make the next 100 to be laid in the spring. Place your brick order to give thanks, memorialize a loved one, or put your company name on a brick showing your support! An order to engrave pavers is being prepared now. Purchase your brick or bricks NOW so you can be included in the next "laying of the bricks." 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

Teen Scene Grades 6-12 Mondays @ 4pm. Come for free snacks and activities. Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan

2 - LIBRARY CLOSED 9 - Coffee & Philosophy 16 - LIBRARY CLOSED 23 - Pop Culture Trivia 30 - Community Clean Up

S.T.A.G. (Saluda Teen Advisory Group) meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 4pm. Join us on January 4 to share your ideas for upcoming teen programs! We have a free craft class for adults at the Saluda Library on the second Monday of every month at 2pm. Join us on January 9. Call (828) 749-2117 or visit for more info on this month's craft. 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 Church Services & Events

Information Update for Saluda Elementary January 2017 Here’s the Scoop for January Events at Saluda Elementary School: Jan. 2: Students return to school Jan. 6: FENCE to present “Objects in Motion” to Kindergarten students Jan. 16: NO SCHOOL--Optional Teacher Workday Jan. 23: NO SCHOOL-Required Teacher Workday Jan. 24: “Rainforest Animals” assembly at 8:30am in the auditorium Report cards go home Jan. 30: Top Cat awards will be announced on the Morning New Show Visit our school website at: Sincerely, Cari Maneen, Principal Located at 214 East Main St., Saluda, NC 28773 Please keep an eye out for the hot pink Box Tops that are on many food products and send them to our school. Our school receives $0.10 for each Box Top that is collected and submitted. This money is used to purchase books for the Books Are Really Fun program, where every student in the school gets to choose and keep 3-5 free books each year! Because student safety is of utmost importance, please do not enter school premises or grounds while school is in session.

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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

Happy New Year from the Historic Saluda Committee! Family of Dr. George Jones Makes Donation to Archives The Historic Saluda Committee wishes to thank the family of Dr.

George Jones for the recent donation of historical documents and photographs relating to Saluda. Dr. Jones, who passed away in February 2016 at the age of 95, grew up in Saluda and led an accomplished life, becoming a minister, educator, historian and public servant. In Hendersonville, Dr. Jones founded the Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society. Though Dr. Jones traveled extensively, he never wavered in his love for Saluda and immensely enjoyed sharing historical facts about the town. Members of the HSC credit Dr. Jones with encouraging them to continue to preserve and protect the history of Saluda, often reminding us that research and good documentation should back up historical record. Dr. Jones participated in both oral history film documentaries produced by the HSC. It is with great honor that the HSC accepts this donation from the Jones Family. Phillips Family Photographs Shared A special thank you goes out to Dottie Eargle for donating three framed 8x10 photographs featuring the Phillips family in the early 1900's. Also seen in these photographs are images of the Pebbledash building on Church Street presently owned by the Eargles. Photo Sharing Appreciated! We frequently receive donations of old photographs or historical documents relating to Saluda. Sometimes folks loan them to us to scan and digitalize. This is a great way to preserve your family history or the history of the town. The Historic Saluda Committee uses archival quality materials to store donated items. Collections are often shared on Facebook and on the website. As the museum grows at the Saluda Historic Depot, we hope to share more at


that location. There is currently an exhibit of photographs at the Depot provided by the HSC. Contact us at to contribute to history! Historic Saluda Tour of Homes Scheduled for June 3, 2017 Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 3, 2017. The home tour returns and will feature the historic Shand Hill area. Stay Tuned! 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'll 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're 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 Merchandise:  Going Home: Saluda's Music Traditions, oral history film documentary, DVD, $20  Images of America: Saluda, book published by Arcadia Publishing Company, $23.50 (includes tax)  Home, Hearth and History: Stories of Old Saluda, oral history film documentary, DVD, $20  Saluda, NC: Voices from the First 100 Years, re-mastered audio oral history recordings, CD, $10  Historic Saluda Stickers, $3 Merchandise available through local Saluda merchants, including the Saluda Historic Depot. Some available on-line at html. All proceeds go toward future projects. Meetings The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 13, 2017, at 2:00

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p.m. at the Saluda Public Library in the upstairs meeting room. The public is encouraged and invited to attend. For more information about the Historic Saluda Committee, go to or contact us at Submitted by Cindy Stephenson Tuttle, Chair, Historic Saluda Committee

Saluda Classified Ads House Cleaning House cleaning husband and wife team. One time cleaning, weekly, biweekly, monthly, vacation rentals. We work part-time at the Billy Graham Training Center in housekeeping and setting up dining hall for guests. We live in Saluda 828-489-1592. Private Music Lessons Private piano, guitar, voice, and violin lessons. I come to you. 20 yrs teaching private music lessons. Call Rob Herbst 828-4891592. One-Bedroom Apartment for Rent at Lake Sheila. Fully furnished. Weekend $500 or Week $750. Call for longer term rates. Call 843-442-2029. 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 For Sale - Saluda United Methodist Church is selling a Lowrey Genius, Digital Stereo Rhythm Gx Organ. If interested, please call 828-749-3789. 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 828674-6108 Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork Relaxing, healing massages are available in the comfort of your own home, rental cabin or at your favorite B&B. My portable table can go almost anywhere! Advanced scheduling is recommended. 14 years of experience. Cassandra Nelson, Lic#7386, (864)326-8923. Saluda Pet Sitter. Three years of experience, responsible, references available. Will come to your home up to three times a day, feed, exercise and general care of your pet. Experience in dogs, cats, and even goats! Call Lance at 828-284-4811 or 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 (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.

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


Health/Wellness Soulshine Yoga

with minimal effort or bodily harm to the defender or the attacker. Mondays and Wednesday 6:00 PM downstairs at the Saluda Center.

Special Package available now through December! One 1-hour massage and all you can enjoy yoga for 30 days $100.

Contact Ken Gardner (864)2754441, Danny Beck (843)697-0047 or Cassandra (828)749-3794 for any questions you may have.

Soulshine offers our community classes where each person can embark on their own personal journey of strength and flexibility, peace and love. Please join us as we grow together, weaving a community of loving support and healthy living!

Saluda Center is located at 64 Greenville, St.

Monday -8:30 a.m. Core/flow Tuesday -9:30 a.m. Seniors or Chair Yoga Thursday-9:30 a.m. Seniors or Chair Yoga, 6 p.m. Gentle Yin Yoga Friday-8:30 a.m. Core/flow Please visit for more information on classes and massage or call Dori Ray at 828.808.8334 or 828.749.3395. Soulshine welcomes all levels of yoga experience. All classes are adaptable to your ability. Conveniently located at 144 W. Hwy. 176, across from Green River BBQ.

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

To check business open hours or updates to schedules, please visit and click on business website or Saluda, NC Facebook page. Heartwood Gallery January Sale Celebrating 30 years of American craft, Heartwood will offer $30 off any purchase over $100 for the months of January.

At Saluda Center Cassandra Nelson, LMBT Gentle Yin Yoga Wednesday 12:30pm Friday 9:30am Classes are held in the studio downstairs at the Saluda Center. Mats and props are available. Please come at least 5 minutes early. Questions are always welcome! Please call Cassandra at (864) 326-8923. **** AIKIDO 合気道 Aikido (the art of peace or the way of harmony) is a Japanese martial art that does not rely on physical size or strength, kicking or punching. Instead, we use flowing circular movements which enable the defender to offbalance and neutralize an attack

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Heartwood Gallery, 21 East Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773, 828-749-9365. Visit

Thanks so much to all of you who participated in our Holiday ornament fundraiser for Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. We sold 275 ornaments and I wrote them a check for $3300 this morning. This more than doubled the amount raised last year and was our best fundraiser to date. We are so grateful to all of you who embrace this every year and we have so much fun doing it!

Saluda Gem Mine Wicks & Ware Special Thank you and Announcement!!! Saluda Gem Mine Wicks & Wares would like to thank all of the local Saludians, and travelers alike for the wonderful patronage you have shown our business here in Saluda, NC. Coming up on our 3rd year we are happy to announce that we are changing locations.... Not too far-so no worries, actually a very short walk from the current location. Formerly known as The Manna Cabanna we have signed on to bring the historic caboose back to life and allow locals and visitors alike to be able to walk through and see this rare beauty. She is one of a few wooden Cabooses’ still intact and we are very proud to be able to show her off. Thanks to our wonderful landlords Vickie and Ken Graham in helping bring her back to life. We will be more than happy to show her off to you when you visit us in our new location. Her history dates back and it is our understanding she is a 1929 model and was sold with the original Saluda Depot back in the day when the City acquired them. Our other exciting news is the announcement of our plans for the Current location of Saluda


Gem Mine at 101 East Main Street. It is also our understanding that before the location was the Esso Gas Station, our building was the original Whistle Stop for Saluda. Some of you may remember a sandwich/ice cream shop called Tosh's Whistle Stop a number of years back. Seems in reading history blogs in other towns the purpose for the Whistle Stop is for weary travelers to grab a bite to eat and pick up a few needed things. Our plans are to again make the location a great place to grab a bite to eat. Jason and I are opening a Pizza & Wing shop, name TBA. As our love for our late son, Adam, we knew we wanted to pursue a food venue that was suited to be something he would be proud of himself, quite the cook and pizza maker himself. Adam is the inspiration behind the idea of opening a restaurant. His first job was a cook at the Hendersonville Country Club at 15. Adam’s true passion was cooking; he and Jason were always together in our kitchen at home, too! Hunter and Michael, Adam’s two younger brothers, are also anxious to follow in their Father and Adam’s footsteps in the kitchen, too! Not to slight Jason’s cooking abilities, many know he is the cook at home and what a cook he is. After all, Adam got his love of cooking from seeing Jason in our kitchen as he was growing up. Jason has earned the title Chef Smith at our house for quite some time. Before his career in law enforcement, he helped run his aunt and uncle’s Italian Restaurant in Rochester NY. His aunt was gracious enough to send us the recipe cards! We will start simple with our menu and grow as we adjust to the demands. We will be open to menu additions and hope that everyone will be patient as we work through the opening kinks of a new business.

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Our intent is to also be able to offer delivery as well. We are also in the works of being able to pursue craft beers. Lastly, Melisa loves WINGS! Not just basic hot wings, but various flavored wings. Looking very forward to serving our wonderful Community we have raised our family in for 24+ years. Our target open date for both locations will be March 1, 2017 Thank you and have a very Blessed New Year, hope to see all your wonderful smiling faces soon! Jason, Melisa, Hunter and Michael Smith

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 Historic Thompson Store, Ward’s Grill & Lola’s Celebration Happy New Year! Recipe of the Month We are starting a “Recipe of the Month” this year and all ingredients can be purchased at Thompson’s Store. Football Dip with Charlie's Sausage. This is just what you need for the games and the Super Bowl. 1 pound of Charlie's Sausage, 1 package of Velveeta Cheese and 2 cans of Rotel diced tomatoes. Cook and drain sausage. In a crock pot, add cheese and Rotel and cook on low. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

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BBQ Sauce: Hogback Mountain and Ole Mule Hot Sauce: Elijah's Xtreme and Tad MCBride Dan Wells' Sauerkraut, Marinara, Jam and Jellies Reason To Bake & Chocolate Heaven: Gluten Free Cookies & Cake Lusty Monk Mustard Roots: Hummus A Lit'l Taste of Heaven Biscuits Pasta & Provision of Charlotte: Pasta, Pizza, Sauces, Soup & Lasagna Meals Warhorse Cleaning Products Local Beer from these Breweries in the area: Naked Apple Hard Cider, Judd's Peak Wine, Pisgah Pale,Oskar Blues, Highland, Wicked Weed, Hi-Wire, Green Man and Catawba. Our Homemade Frozen Dinners: Chicken Pot Pies, Country Meatloaf, Beef Pot Pie, Beef Stew, Beef Stroganoff and Cobblers. Homemade Pimento Cheese and Chicken Salad Fresh in season fruits and vegetables from local farmers and growers We are the only Meat Market in the area that has Certified Angus Beef, Market Sliced Bacon, Deli Meats, Cheeses and our special made "Charlie's Sage Sausage." Veteran’s Breakfast 3rd Thursday of each month.

Thrifty Tuesday 10% off your purchase of $25.00 and more. 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, 7:00am to 3pm Closed on Sunday until April The store and grill are located at 24 Main Street, Saluda, NC. Phone is 828-749-2321.


discounted price. We are making room for fun, new clothes in March.

First and foremost, all of us here at Random Arts want to thank all of our customers who continue to support our “small” business here in Saluda. None of this would be possible without your willingness to make us your “go to” place when looking for creative inspiration. Thank you so much. In January, we will continue our creative workshops with a brand new Basic Jewelry Design and Creation with artist Abbie Doyle. This is for beginners or for those who need a little refresher course and is being offered as a 4 week workshop on Thursdays from 1-3:30pm in January. You will begin with wire wrapping techniques and familiarizing yourself with tools and wires. You will move on to pendants, earrings, charms and found object necklaces. The cost is $160 for 4 classes. Miriam Hughes returns for Simple & Successful Water Color on Fri. Jan 20 from 1-3:30. With her exuberant personality and genuine attentiveness, Miriam will walk you through the process of several completed watercolor pieces in just 2-1/2 hours. It is a truly amazing and creative process that provides accomplishment and exudes creative satisfaction. Beginners welcome! Cost $45. Big Winter Pre Inventory Sale Huge selection of items in the shop will be reduced from 1050% through the month of January. This includes clothing, accessories, art supplies, gifts, ribbons, coloring books, and jewelry. (workshop fees are not discounted). Sale rack clothing is now another 25% off already

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Hours Look for us to be open Thurs., Fri. and Sat. in January. However, if you are driving a distance, please call in advance as weather conditions can differ from one day to the next, especially in the mountains. Location: Happily located “S.O.M.S” (Slightly off Main Street), 481 Louisiana Ave Contact us by email: or by phone: 828-749-1165 Visit our website at Random Arts. For up to date info, find us on Facebook

Sassafras will be open for the month of January this year. We have our big Fall/Winter clearance going on right now, with reductions of up to 60% off. Hurry in for the best selections! Our last business day in January will be Saturday, January 28. We will reopen March 10 with our new Spring Line. Happy New Year and thank you for supporting us in 2016! Best wishes to you in this New Year! We will be open in January from Wednesday thru Saturday, 11am - 4pm. Hope to see you soon, Joann, Connie, Catherine and Lilly We’re located at: 46 East Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773. In between The Saluda Grade Café, and The Pottery. Store Phone: 828-749-2379. Joann, Connie, Catherine and Lilly

The Orchard Inn & Newman’s Restaurant We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all our wonderful guests and diners for a fabulous 2016 and wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year! This is our seventh year of stewardship of the Inn and we continue to enhance and upgrade the guest rooms and restaurant to bring our much appreciated visitors an experience filled with special memories and warm hospitality. We are blessed to be living in such a wonderful place and being a part of such a great community. The inn and restaurant will be closed the month of January for renovations, repairs and a deep cleaning. We will re-open on February 1st and look forward to greeting you all again sometime in the near future. Call now to book a table for Valentine's Day Dinner, before it's sold out. 828749-5471. Originally built in 1926 and called the Mountain Home of Southern Railway Clerks the Inn sits on 12 acres, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a member of the distinguished Select Registry and Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. There are 8 rooms upstairs in the Inn, all with private baths and lovely mountain views, a suite downstairs, and 5 private cottages with decks or screened in porches, Jacuzzi tubs, and gas fireplaces. All rooms are tastefully decorated with antiques and period pieces, and our linens are ultra luxurious. The gracious hosts, Marc & Marianne look forward to welcoming you to their little slice of heaven. We're proud to announce being awarded by Trip Advisor 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 Certificate of Excellence, and by - Top Rated Restaurant.

For more information and reservations, please call 828.749.5471. Visit and like


Newman’s Restaurant on Facebook. Like us on Facebook We are located on Highway 176, Saluda, NC.

The Oaks Bed and Breakfast Looking Back – Hope for the future The New Year is upon us and this is the time when Dale and Donna Potruski, owners and proprietors of The Historic Oaks Bed and Breakfast since 2006, take a moment to look back on the good times we’ve had with the people we have met. We have enjoyed visits by folks of different colors, accents and origins, each with their own individual stories and adventures. The sumptuous breakfasts and heartfelt laughter that we have shared continue to resonate through the inn. Through the years it has been our primary hope that the days our guests have spent with us have been filled with relaxation, joy and adventure. Upon returning home we pray they share those memories and plan to visit again. These have been wonderful times and we appreciate our guest’s complements and support. We welcome the gifts of the New Year, the new friends we will make and the laughter we will share. Stay in contact with us on Facebook, or even better, visit us at The Oaks Bed and Breakfast in historic downtown Saluda, NC. See you soon! 339 Greenville St., Saluda, NC, 828.749.2000 Friend us on Facebook

Green River BBQ We are looking forward to a great 2017! We are preparing to make changes in the dining room to help make the ordering process more efficient and a more streamlined execution of your meal. We still have daily specials Monday- Friday and most Appetizers are $2.00 off MondayThursday, along with beer and wine specials! Our local only drafts change so check with us to see what we have to offer. Ben, our resident soup Nazi, makes fresh and different homemade soups daily so give us a try. We also have a veggie/side of the day that changes daily. Looking for something a little different? Try one of our Street Tacos. They have been extremely popular! We wish everyone a great year ahead! Our Winter Hours: Monday's-Thursday, 11am-8PM Friday & Saturday, 11am-9pm Sunday, Noon-8pm

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

and happenings at Wildflour. Wildflour Bakery 828-7499224 Check us out online at Search for us on .

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 Happy New Year! Wildflour will be open Sunday, Jan 1 for brunch. We are open our regular hours through Sunday, Jan. 8. We will close from Monday, Jan.9 - Jan. 31 for remodeling. We reopen Wednesday, Feb. 1. After a brief break, we will be ready to serve you the new winter

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menu. It is hard to say what the new #1 favorite is -- but the winter kale salad and our daily choice of chili each have their own fan club. Chicken Pot Pie and Shepherd's Pie take turns as the special and the Reuben featuring sauerkraut from Dan's Garden right here in Saluda is always great.

"...but Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come Whispering ‘It will be happier;’ and old faces Press round us, and warm hands close with warm hands..." ~ Act I, Scene III The Outlawery by Alfred Tennyson ~ Happy New Year from Meanwhile, Back in Saluda and Meanwhile's Local Market! We will be taking a break to spend time with family and selfcare during January. We will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you need something and cannot make it during our regular hours,


check with Danny at the Bakery or give us a call. We can meet you at the shop or make a delivery. Remember to SHOP LOCAL! Saluda's shops have most everything we need. If you don't see what you are looking for in one shop, ask the Shop Keepers and they probably know where you can find items right here in Saluda. Shopping LOCAL is even more important in the winter time to keep all Saluda businesses thriving. Thank you! NEW Hours for January: We will be CLOSED on Mondays & Tuesdays in January. OPEN: Wednesday & Friday from 11 AM till 8 PM (Wildflour Pizza Nights) OPEN: Thursday & Saturday from 11 AM till 6 PM OPEN: Sunday from 11 AM till 4 PM *Call us and we will meet you earlier or stay later. *Space available for meetings and birthday gatherings. Call to reserve. 171 East Main Street, Saluda, NC Wine Shop Phone: 828-7499463, email: See us on


Outdoor Adventures

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Tryon Garden Club winter programs for January, February, and March held at FENCE. Jan 18, 2pm Betty Montgomery, "Your Garden in Winter" Feb 15, 2pm Jay Erskine Leutze , "Stand Up That Mountain" March 15, 2pm Rudy Mancke, "Springtime in the Mountains" Please note that Pearson's Falls is closed the month of January. For information and directions, visit Pearson's Falls website. For more information call 828749-3031.

Through Our Eyes As Seen Through Saluda School Kids We hope you enjoy this new series of stories written by Saluda School students. Hi! My name is Adison. I am a 5th grader at Saluda Elementary. In Social Studies we learned about different North American Indians. In Art we designed an Indian Shield. We drew our name in the center of the circle. Round Art is called "radial." The Native Americans used symbols. These symbols are pretty cool! It was their way of communicating and expressing beliefs. Our class used

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natural colored paper, yarn, beads, and feathers.

Stories & Such In Times Gone By By William H Russell Reprinted from the book, "In Times Gone By" with permission from William H Russell.

Mr. Watson The year my father left to go overseas was the same year I met Mr. Watson. A friend and I went to a revival meeting at the old apple house in downtown Saluda. My friend said that he was going by to walk to services with Mr. Watson and I understood why after we got there. Mr. Watson was blind since birth and needed someone to guide him wherever he went. I walked back with him after services to an old store building that he rented, he sold soft drinks, cakes and crackers all for five cents in the front and lived in the back. Little did I realize this was to become a long lasting friendship to a man I had just met.


I walked to services with him for two weeks, every night and back home and many Sundays, I would take him a meal from home. It was my job to fill the drink box or dope box as he called it and hang the cakes and crackers on little clips on the racks that sat on top of the counter. I also counted the money that he kept in a wood box that had partitions with sections for each denomination of paper money and one for change, which he could recognize by feel. He would say to me, "Boy, it's time to tally up", and after we counted the money, he put it in a cloth bag that he placed under his pillow. He said no one was low enough to steal from a blind man. We sat there many times talking, me a barefoot boy with overalls on and the old blind man who always wore a hat along with his dark glasses. The train depot was across the street and the helper engines unhooked to go back down the mountain to push up another train. I would describe to him what the train looked like and what they were doing that made so much noise. I would tell him what kind of cars passed and what color they were but he could not understand color because everything was always black to him. He said that his ears were his eyes but he just couldn't see with them. We walked up town several times to get things he needed, with his hand on my shoulder and I would tell him what made certain sounds and try to describe them to him. After school started that fall some of the kids made remarks to me about spending so much time with that old blind man. Little did they know that I loved the old blind man? It didn't make any difference to me that he couldn't see. He had filled the need for my father who was overseas. Someone told Mr. Watson of a black woman who lived nearby, who had a gift for healing and he insisted that I take him there, so we went. She sat Mr. Watson down in front of her and put her

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fingers on his eyes. She mumbles words that I could not understand and told him to scrape potatoes, make a poultice and keep these on his eyes for three days and come back. He gave her the three dollars she asked for and we walked back the long way through town buying four potatoes which I helped scrape to put on his eyes and wrapped a clean cloth over them. We did this for about three weeks, going back and giving the lady three dollars, paying fifteen cents for potatoes and putting them on his eyes. His face became as white as snow from the potato bandages. One day I said to him that I thought he would get better use out of eating those potatoes than putting them on his eyes. He agreed that he still could not see anything and we did not go back. A family lived nearby that came by to get drinks each day, Mr. Watson said they were his most regular customers but he wished they had the right change because they always gave him a ten or a twenty. They had just left and he said to me, "Boy it's time to tally up, that he knew he had done well that day". When I counted there was a dollar bill in the twenty sections of the box. I knew then why he was so short many times at the end of the day. In a few days he told me he had to move and I didn't see him much after that till I got a driver's license and a car of my own. I found him in Flat Rock still selling "dopes", crackers and cakes, still for five cents. He always would hear my footsteps and call me by name when I stopped by, "See I told you I could see with my ears". We visited and talked for a long time before I left to go into service during the Korean War. Although my Dad came home in 1945, Mr. Watson and I were still good friends and I stopped by to see him as often as I could. Today I can still see him sitting there in front of his store in the sun in his favorite chair listening to the sounds around him and always with his hat. I remember,

in my mind, the times I sat there barefoot in the door of the store watching the hummingbirds as they visited the sunflowers that grew alongside the old store building. They gave off a sickly odor that only the bees found sweet. I tried to help Mr. Watson see the things I did as we sat there. I came home from service after two years overseas. Mr. Watson was gone and no one knew where he was. One day about six months later while driving down Seventh Avenue in Hendersonville, I saw an old store and sitting in front of that store was an old blind man with a hat and dark glasses, in his same chair enjoying the sunshine. I turned around and went back and as I walked toward him. He said, "I see you are back, I knew you would come, I prayed for you every day you were gone". We talked for a while just like old times and I promised to come back by soon. I went back to see him the next week and the store stood open and everything had been ramshackle. Mr. Watson's chair lay turned on its side in front of the door. I asked a lady next door if she knew where he was. She said he is gone for good, he won't be back. The Lord, in whom he had so much faith, had called Mr. Watson home. William H. Russell

The Polk County News (Columbus, N.C.) July 16, 1915 VOL XXI. NO. 10

Salubrious Saluda If I were asked, why would you go to Saluda to spend the summer, I would reply Saluda’s salubrious climate. On the mountain tops at altitude of 2,250 feet, at its lowest point makes the air exhilarating and invigorating. The days are never excessively hot and the nights are always


cool. Next of importance is the pure, sparkling mountain spring water, coming from an uncontaminated source from Judd’s Peak by gravity pressure. Saluda’s sewer system is adequate and the health officers are vigilant in carrying out the City’s stringent laws. Not a case of typhoid fever last summer or localized malaria. Mosquitoes are seldom seen and flies are few, thanks to the efficient health authorities. The new electric light system, being installed at a great cost to the city, will be completed at an early date, making another drawing card. The simple life can be lived here. The houses, hotels and boarding houses are tucked away in virgin forests making enchanting surroundings for an ideal vacation close to nature. The seven miles of concrete pavements and good roads make it pleasant to get around in Saluda, in rainy weather. The new highway from Tryon, constructed through the mountains, following the Pacolet River, is one of the most beautiful scenic roads in the country. This highway is a part of a link that connects Asheville, N. C, with Spartanburg S. C. It cost an immense sum of money to construct. The trip from Saluda to Tryon, 12 miles away, enraptured world travelers. The road was "blasted through great granite boulders and most of the bridges have natural abutments. The scenery is magnificent. No writer can do justice to Saluda‘s scenery. A little journey to Judd’s Peak, Piney Mountain, Blake’s Peak, Pacolet Falls and many others in easy walking distance, is worth traveling miles to see. For a day’s outing, take a trip to Green River Cove, that wonderful country, 1,000 feet lower than Saluda, where any fruit or vegetable can be grown, where Green River, a swift mountain stream dashes over rocks and cliffs. This trip is full of surprises for the lover of the great outdoors. Books could be written about Saluda scenery. Saluda is at the top of the steepest grade east of the Rocky

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Mountains requiring the extra engine, known as The Helper, to help all trains up Saluda mountain. The social side of Saluda life is in keeping with the general surroundings. There are no Great White Ways, or Peacock Alleys, but enough is going on to drive dull care away. Dances, with excellent music, recitals and the larger hotels have their special social functions. A three day Chautauqua will be held in the middle summer. I must say something of the people that one meets in Saluda. They are the most hospitable, kindly and unselfish people one would care to meet. The visitors come from all parts of the country. People of culture and refinement, no ostentation, they come to Saluda for quiet and rest and they get it. Saluda is well supplied with good stores, markets, soda fountains and excellent telephone system, connected with the Bell Long Distance. The Western Union Telegraph office is open day and night. The Southern Railway offers the tourist the best of service. The Carolina Special, that luxurious train from Cincinnati to Charleston, makes both stops at Saluda. Two resident physicians and surgeons, a doctor of mechanotherapy, and an infants and children’s sanitarium in charge of a specialist in childhood diseases look after the health of visitors and residents. Four churches and a public library, contribute to the moral welfare of the community. One of Saluda’s slogans is: People, who come to Saluda once, come again. This is truthfully stated.

excellent fare, and best of all, it does not cost a fortune to pay the bill. A directory of hotels will be found in The News and you may bank on it that any one of them will treat you right. Come to Saluda and you will come again. Hotel Directory You will make no mistake in selecting one of these excellent places to spend your vacation in The Land of the Sky. The Carolina Home, Mrs. W. C. Robertson, Proprietress Central location. Baths. Commercial rate $2 per day. Weekly rate $7 to $8. , Saluda, N. C. Fairview House, Mrs. H. B. Locke Saluda, N. C. Modern conveniences. Fine location. Good table, fine water, near post office and library. No tubercular patients received. Terms: $S U MO per week. Special rates to parties. The Charles, Mrs. J, W. Lamotte Rates: Commercial $2 per day. Weekly $7 to $10. Special- Family Rates. No consumptives taken. Saluda, N. C. The Pines, Mrs. A. E. Leonard, Proprietress Hot and cold bath. Central location. Rates: $7 and up. Special rates by the month and to families. Saluda, N. C. Iona Lodge, Mrs. S. S. Oehler, Proprietress. Located in Saluda, near Piney Mountain. Fine water and scenery. Modern house. Rates: $7 and up. Special rates to families. Saluda, N. C The Esseola, Mrs. J. K. Campbell, Fine view. Lithia Water. Conveniently located. Rates: $8.50 to $10 per week. Saluda, N. C. Poplar Glenn, Mrs. F. C. Hamilton Saluda, N. C. Large outside rooms. Hot and cold baths. Delightful breeze. Mountain spring water. Rates on application. Melrose Inn, A quiet and delightful family hotel. Modern. Rates upon application. Saluda, N. C. Breeze Point, Lula F. Harvin, Saluda, N. C. Centrally located, Modern House, Special family rates. Write for particulars.

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Saluda has innumerable hotels and boarding homes, furnished and unfurnished cottages for rent. The hotels and boarding homes have homelike surroundings, clean rooms, modern equipment,


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 longrange mountain views!

Lake Sheila A-Frame with stone fireplace to cozy up to on a cool winter night.1-ac level lot adjoins preserved watershed. Master on the main. Partial finished basement for extra sleeping quarters and recreation. Enjoy swimming, fishing, boating in 28 ac pristine, private mountain lake. MLS#3232826, $237,800.

Immaculately kept, like new on large wooded lot with mature trees in the backyard. 3BR, 2BA, MLS#321887, #3218897, $186,000 UNDER CONTRACT!

NEW on the Market!

Relaxing 2 bedroom, two bath cottage close to down town Saluda. The peaceful front screened porch is perfect for rocking chairs and enjoying your babbling creek. Put your TLC into this cottage that has been used as a "summer camp" for many years. 2 BR, 2BA, MLS#3237801, $130,000

Cabin in the woods with mountain view on 8 acres. Finish basement to make more heating area space, already plumbed for bath. 45 x 45 Morton building with full bath, heat source, and electricity could be quest house or a barn. Morton building has its own septic system and parking. Most of 8 acres can be cleared for pasture or gardens. Easily accessible to both Saluda and Hendersonville. MLS#3232779, $365,000.

Pitched ceilings, rustic beams, exposed wood, exterior and interior barn doors hallmark this barn-inspired home with a country flair. MLS#3228571, $298,000 UNDER CONTRACT!

Once in a while one of Saluda's historic homes is available for a new owner to experience a Victorian style home built over 119 years ago. MLS#3229652, $350,000 UNDER CONTRACT!

Cabin with full finished basement makes this mountain get away perfect for lots of of guests. 3BR, 3BA, 6+acres, MLS#3220668, $239,000 UNDER CONTRACT!

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The ideal mountain retreat! Sit on your deck and enjoy multi-range mountain views for miles. Nice updated kitchen open to living/dining area with views. 3BR, 3BA, MLS#3220962, $399,900 UNDER CONTRACT!

Great Options in extra large manf. home on private wooded .89ac knoll, Covered back deck, inviting open deck at front. Storage Bldg, dog pen. Circular drive. 2 car garage, workshop area, 689sf. sep. living space above garage- full of natural light, Wood Burning rock FP. Split bdrm plan, large master bedroom & bath. Home Warranty. 3BR,3BA, MLS#3220434, $227,000

Long range, year round, mountain views make this home a very special find! 2 BR, 2BA, 2.22 acres, MLS#3210300, $159,000 UNDER CONTRACT!


beautifully landscaped yard and your dream home. 3BR, 3BA, 4310SF, MLS# 3208067, $1,125,000

In town cottage within walking distance of downtown Main Street for shopping and dining. Put your touches on old fashioned kitchen, turn den into 3rd bedroom or enlarge master bedroom. Full daylight basement with 1-car garage and separate area with woodstove could be finished as family area or rec room. Beautiful native landscaping. 2BR, 1BA, .58 ac., unfinished basement, MLS#3207263, $253,500

Quality construction and beautiful convention location. This warm and inviting home welcomes from the rocking chair front porch to the kitchen, keeping room and screened deck. Enjoy a main level master suite, dining room with tray ceiling, oak floors & cabinets throughout home. Finished family room in lower level with gas stove & great workshop too. Additional finished space over garage with separate entrance ideal for guests or studio. 4 minutes to Saluda, Ingles and I-26. MLS#3211620, $305,000

One mile to Historic Downtown Saluda with casual yet elegant living with screened & covered decks for entertaining and viewing outstanding mountain vistas. Experience outdoor living spaces, home theater, workout room, meditation room & heated yoga room. Drive into the 4 car garage and take the elevator up to the main living area. Cobblestone driveway leads to

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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, $249,800

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, $437,500

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

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, $185,000

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, $205,000 UNDER CONTRACT!

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


2.01 ac, MLS#593461, $21,000 4.89 ac. MLS#588641, $42,000

Listen to the rushing water of the Pacolet River as it winds down the mountain. Three cabins sit on 15.23 acres with 1000 feet of river frontage and mountain views. Tryon Garden Club protects the land adjacent to Pearson Falls Road. Known as Sandy Cut Cabins, these three cabins are used for for family and vacation rentals. MLS#NCM580165, $350,000

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 NEW! Lake Sheila, 1.21 ac MLS#3213167, $85,000 Lake Sheila .43 ac lot, $32,000 MLS#554607 Lake Sheila Lake Front, .24 acres, $65,000, MLS#510462 Dun Roamin', Lot 1, .77 ac, lakefront, $49,000 MLS#518705 Saluda City Lots NEW! .96 ac, Ozone Commercial, MLS#3213577, $125,000 .46 ac, MLS#3151228, $68,500 .23 ac, MLS#591373, $60,000 Piney Mountain 3.07 ac, MLS#589931, $38,000 1.65 Ac views, adj. NC Gamelands, $28,000, MLS#584643 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

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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

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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 December 31, 2016) Sales Homes 2016 Homes 2015 Land 2016 Land 2015

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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, hosted at Green River Adventures. Saluda Arts Festival third Saturday in May Green River Games - Extreme multisport event 1st Saturday in May. 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 Small Business Saturday – Saturday after Thanksgiving DECEMBER Hometown Christmas - Open House and Music, 2nd Friday in December

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Looking Back > Moving Forward (continued from page 1) With the NC Department of Commerce Small Town Main Street designation, the city formed the Saluda Downtown Foundation that consists of Saluda citizens and community organization members working together to sustain downtown economic development. This organization raised funds and received grants that have been used for branding Saluda’s town image, an entryway marquee, funded business owner improvements, and produced summer concerts. Anchoring the town’s economic development for more than 21 years is the Saluda Business Association, whose mission is to promote and preserve Saluda’s heritage, culture, and natural assets. This organization has been the force behind Saluda’s amazing and thriving business community. Most Saludians agree that remembering its history is important as it moves forward in the future. Looking at photos taken of Saluda from the turn of the 20th century, you will see that the town has changed over time. Because of Saluda’s history and the desire by passionate people of Saluda to sustain an economy for the benefit of its citizens while still preserving its history, there is now a thriving downtown which also has become an outdoor adventure destination. In addition, Saluda has seen an increase in the younger generation population.

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