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Celebrating 10 Years

Where Time Stands Still November 2016

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Spirit of Saluda

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Dates to Remember Saluda Tailgate Holiday Market Nov 26, 2-4, W Main Parking lot. Saluda Business Association meets Tuesday, Nov 1 at 5:30pm at the Saluda Library. Saluda Community Land Trust meets Wednesday, Nov 2 at 3pm at Saluda Presbyterian Church office. Saluda Station Depot Day, Nov 5 noon to 4. Family fun with music and crafts. Saluda Downtown Foundation 2nd Tuesday at 5:00pm at the Saluda Library. The Historic Saluda Committee will meet November 11, 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 November 8, 10am at Saluda Presbyterian Church. Saluda Garden Club, will meet at Saluda Library on November 21 at 10am. Saluda Center Potluck and Bingo, Monday, Nov 28 at 6pm. Everyone is welcomed. Saluda branch of Tree City USA celebrates Arbor Day, Nov 5, McCreery Park at 2pm Saluda Welcome Table, every Tuesday, with dinner served from 5:30 to 6:45PM 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.

Leaves silently tumble down laying a multi-colored carpet of rust, gold, and brown on the ground and crunching and rustling under footfalls. As November winds carry them off, with only a few still clinging to bare branches, the deep woods open to the warm golden sunlight. The musky earth absorbs decaying leaves that will enrich the soil and awaits a winter frost and a white blanket of snow. Calm settles over Saluda while the toil of gardening turns to planning for the next growing season. Summer folks destined to go south for the winter are closing up homes, and businesses welcome back locals as visitors and tourists wane for the winter. The busy summer and fall gives way to a stillness and a time for reflection and remembering. Saludians will celebrate and memorialize veterans, remember lost loved ones, and give thanks and show gratitude for the gift of being part of the "live and let live" spirit of Saluda. Even with the diversity in ideas, faiths, and opinions, a common thread pulls everyone together in time of need and common goals. This thread is made from the heart and true-grit spirit of the people to keep Saluda unchanged and unspoiled.

You hear it in the words of songs written by Saluda's musicians, see it in the paintings by Saluda artists, feel it when soaring on a zipline over old growth forest in the Green River Gorge, when hiking mountain trails, listening to cascading waterfalls, or just sitting on a bench on Main Street, and you know it when you see how Saludians preserve its history and heritage. The soul of Saluda is its people living in harmony despite their diversity. That's one of the reasons why you hear visitors say, "I feel better when I am in Saluda." (We won’t tell anyone it could also be the good ozone in Saluda’s air.)

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captivating sound powered by 4-, 5- and 6-part harmonies, Motown-inspired backup vocals, and an unusual combo of acoustic instruments: cello, banjo, melodica, guitar and hand percussion. MATUTO Sunday, November 6 @ 7 PM

What's Happening at the Purple Onion Winter Hours Sunday, November 6 marks the official end of daylight savings time for 2016 and Sunday brunch at the Purple Onion. Additionally, our kitchen will close at 8 PM on Monday and Tuesday nights. We resume our Sunday brunch and seven-day week the first week of May. Oyster & Pint Night Sunny, summer days may be gone and the beautiful, clear, colorful days of autumn waning, but November brings its own gifts. Cozy fires, comfort food and OYSTERS! Every Monday and Tuesday we feature oysters on the half shell, raw or roasted and $3 pints. Sweet Claudette's CD Release Thursday, November 3 at 7:30 Our favorite country Motown band returns for the release of their first full-length LP "Whiskey Drunk on Puppy Love". Recorded and produced by Daniel Shearin of River Whyless, the album features songs written and led by all four of the band's songwriters: Amber Sankaran, Dulci Ellenberger, Amanda Platt and Melissa Hyman. Guest appearances from several members of the Claude Squad (Evan Martin, Kevin Williams, Daniel Shearin and more) round out the album's acousticsongwriter-meets-pop/R&B vibes with impeccable musicianship and unexpected sonic twists. Sweet Claudette's live show is collaborative, energetic and hugely entertaining with a

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The Purple Onion is pleased to present Matuto Sunday, November 6 as part of our Sunday Evening Music series. Admission is $15 per person in advance, $20 at the door and seating will be limited. The performance starts at 7 PM. The doors open at 5 PM. Pizza and a limited appetizer and salad menu will be available prior to the concert with beverages and desserts served throughout the evening. Reservations can be made by calling the Purple Onion Café at 828-749-1179. Matuto is a full time touring collective built around the core of Clay Ross (guitar) and Rob Curto (accordion). The band tours as a quartet, quintet, or sextet with a consistently phenomenal cast of NYC based collaborators. Like a true southern preacher, Clay Ross delivers colorfully satirical lyrics reminiscent of David Byrne, Tom Ze, and Caetano Veloso. A virtuosic guitarist, his unique style combines the flatpicking prowess of bluegrass legend Tony Rice with the sonic depth of jazz master Bill Frisell, plucking three chord folk melodies or sophisticated Brazilian Choros with equal ease. Rob Curto is widely regarded as forró's foremost ambassador in the States. An early devotee of North American swing music, bebop piano, funk, rock, and

blues, he has combined these influences with his mastery of their Brazilian counterparts forró, chorinho, samba, maracatu, and frevo to produce stunning new results. He spent years living and playing in Brazil, completely absorbing and interpreting the country's musical traditions. Matuto's songs can sway hips just as easily as spark insights. On stage, the instruments swirl together, bobbing in and out, whirling around the tension at the core of Matuto's music: the push and pull between the Latin syncopations of Brazilian music and the folk traditions of the American South. It's Bluegrass meets Brazil. It's an unlikely combination on paper, but on the dance floor, it just feels right. _________ "These engaging Brazilian forró rockers borrow from jazz and funk in their lively sets." - The New York Times "The joyous, ebullient music of Matuto merges the forro folkloric music of Brazil with the sounds of all-American bluegrass. Violin, accordion and a range of Brazilian percussion give this band, founded by South Carolina native Clay Ross, a seductively crosscultural appeal." - Chicago Tribune What Shall We Drink for Thanksgiving? Holiday Wine Tasting November 15 @6:30 PM It's that time of year again when we gather and remember the many things for which we are thankful. Somewhere on that list we would have to include wine, maybe just below the company of friends and family gathered to drink it with us. Our next tasting will feature wines that partner with the varied and competing flavors of the Thanksgiving meal. Rather than one wine region or distributor, we have chosen instead to highlight some of our favorites from each of our purveyors. There's a good chance you'll have a large group at your


Thanksgiving table whose tastes and wine savvy span a wide range. But choosing wine for such a diverse gathering needn't be complicated. Our goal: keep it simple. It's all about gathering with friends and family, and since not all of them will be wine experts, we have chosen some affordable, easy drinking selections that can carry you through an indulgent afternoon into the evening. The format for the tasting will be a little less formal - still seven terrific wines and delicious food, but with less wine speak. The cost will be $49 per person and includes a taste of seven wines and several dishes chosen to pair with them. Please call the Purple Onion at 828-749-1179 soon to make your reservation as seating is limited.

November 26 - The Secret Band Spartanburg rock and roll band as well as Americana and original songs.

Fred Whiskin who tickled the ivories at the Purple Onion on Friday nights passed way October 14, 2016. He will truly be missed by all who enjoyed listening to his music with the piano. Music is scheduled at the Purple Onion by Robert Seiler. The Purple Onion is located at 16 Main Street, Saluda, NC 28774.

Live Music in November November 3 - Sweet Claudette Celebrating the release of the new album "Whiskey Drunk on Puppy Love." November 5 - Riyen Roots & Dore Organic acoustic blues roots music from this duo. November 6 - Matuto (Sunday Concert) - See More Below November 10 - Jon Shain A blues guitar guy with terrific Piedmont style finger picking chops. November 12 - Gigi Dover & Big Love "An uplifting experience somewhere between Marvin Gaye and Fiddler on the Roof." November 17 - One Leg Up Fabulous Gypsy style jazz.

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.

November 19 - Red Dirt Revelators Blues with a deep fried Southern feel.

Relaxing and walking around the town before performing at the Purple Onion, songwriter, Dan Foster discovered the historical marker describing the remarkable, legendary Saluda Grade. This small mountain town and its history inspired him to write a ballad, the Saluda Grade. Dan arranged and performed the first version with the band High Cotton. “Railroads have always had a special place in American History. Those bigger than life machines and the tracks they rode on have moved our country and driven our imaginations. I remember standing beside the Grade, reading the historical marker and realizing the significance of the Saluda Grade story. I thought about the determination and resource it must have taken to build the Grade and move tons of coal down the mountain. I thought about the danger and I thought about the will to succeed. Proof that the folks in Saluda were pretty amazing. The Radio Rangers are very happy to support the museum,” says Dan Foster. Now with a new team of musicians, the ballad has been arranged with the Radio Rangers and will be released at the Saluda Historic Depot during a Saluda Station Depot Day to kick off the Saluda Holiday Gallery at the depot. This concert will be performed on the porch of the depot on Saturday, November 5 with shows at 2 and 3:15pm. Some seating available and organizers suggest bringing a chair. The 3-member band hales from Atlanta, GA and is performing this concert pro bona to help the Saluda Historic Depot with its fund raising efforts to pay the


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mortgage on the purchase of the building. The concert is free to the public. Dan Foster Dan Foster is a singer/songwriter based in Atlanta, Georgia. He was raised in Michigan and moved to Georgia in 1989. Most of his musical career, Dan has played lead guitar and added backing vocals for such groups as “Night Shift”, “Southbound”, “Minimum Balance” and “High Cotton”. His musical influences include Lefty Frizell, Towns Van Zandt, Bob Dylan and Dickey Betts. Dan’s original music is a mix of country, rock, folk and blues telling stories from the American heartland. “Saluda Grade” was written by Dan in 2009 and was featured on an album by High Cotton that spent several weeks on the Georgia top 20 Roots music charts. Dan’s current group, The Radio Rangers, features acoustic music with strong vocal harmonies. Writing melodic songs that tell a good story is Dan’s passion. Mark Ewald Mark Ewald is a singer/songwriter/multiinstrumentalist from Atlanta, Georgia and has performed with various bands since he was 13 years old. A software developer and philanthropist, Mark and his wife, Rachel, have fostered over 50 children and they founded the Foster Care Support Foundation, located in Roswell, Georgia. Bryant Kachel Born in Knoxville, TN Bryant returned there as a young adult after living all over the country with his family and has lived in Atlanta, GA for the last 30 years. Bryant's first instrument was the family Martin ukulele (gorgeous) on which at age 7 he learned there was a whole world of harmonies to be had with only 4 strings. High school was a wonderful time for a jock and a B+ student, but the most memorable learning experiences of all were in music, particularly the Barber Shop Quartet, both in the H.S. choir as well as extra-

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curricular. Bass playing did not come to Bryant till age 33, in the form of an old high school orchestra double bass, "just for the heck of it!" Self-taught, Bryant then went on to buy his first electric bass and subsequently enjoyed a halfdozen cover bands over the course of nearly 20 years. The fun starts at 12pm in the parking lot of the Saluda Historic Depot with craft-making for kids sponsored by the Saluda Community Land Trust, a kid’s train ride and train model exhibits, Apple Valley Model Railroad Club, and wood carving at Botes & Stuff.

The Dancer's Extension will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Wednesday, November 23 - Friday November 25. Classes will resume on a regular schedule on Monday, November 28. Again, thanks to all those in the community who support The Dancer's Extension 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


Robin Kirby Pottery Open Studio Holiday Extravaganza

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 We wish you were dancing with us! There's still time to register for the 2016-2017 dance season. We offer instruction in introductory ballet/creative movement, ballet, jazz, contemporary and pointe for ages 3-18. Come join the fun and creativity! Contact the studio to register.

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November 19, 2016, 10am-4pm Studio Seconds, Discontinued styles, Holiday ornaments and décor, new dinnerware designs including mugs, vases and bowls. 8 Grant Lane, Saluda (click here for directions). 828-749-3723

Painting In the Studio/ Brushwork Boot Camp: Jim Carson will offer a workshop, titled “Painting in the Studio/ Brushwork Boot Camp”, on Thursday-Saturday, January 2628, 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’s October and November mentoring classes are full. For more information, visit the “news/ workshop” link at, email or call 828-749-3702.

Saluda Author Releases New Book

Saluda Holiday Gallery The Saluda HIstoric Depot is pleased to announce the annual Saluda Holiday Gallery to open November 5 and run through December. Artists and craftspeople will exhibit and sell their work just in time for the holidays. The gallery will be open during museum hours, Thursday through Sunday, noon to 4pm. Join the fun on Saluda Station Depot Day on November 5, noon to 4pm planned for opening day.

Condolences Saluda Lifestyles expresses heartfelt sympathy to Saluda friends and families who have lost loved ones.

Laurel Falls, the third book in the Benjamin Drum Trilogy by Henry Mitchell, will be out from Alfie Dog Fiction on November 16. The Kindle edition is available for preorder now from Amazon. All author's royalties from the Benjamin Drum books are donated to Saluda Community Land Trust. Henry Mitchell and his wife, Jane Ella Matthews, moved back to Saluda in February after 40 years away. He says this time they plan to stay. Henry is the author of three novels and a collection of short stories. He is currently working on a forth novel, a mystery, to be published in fall, 2017 by Alfie Dog Fiction.

Thomas Olin Monts, Saluda, NC passed away October 14, 2016.

Mattie Williams, 69, Saluda, NC, passed away October 8, 2016. Mary J Harb, 81, passed away October 7, 2016.

Saluda Community News Veteran’s Day Celebration Saluda will celebrate Veteran's Day with a ceremony to honor our Veteran's on November 11, 2016 at 3:30pm at the Memorial Park on Greenville St. Ceremony presented by the Polk County Honor Guard.

Brown BagBrown Bags Available, November 18, 3pm to 4pm at Transfiguration Church and the Saluda Fire Department. Anyone with questions or with information concerning someone in need, please contact Bill Sutton at 404-538-6413 or the Transfiguration Church office at 828-749-9740.

Annual Turkey Dinner The Saluda United Methodist Church's annual Turkey Dinner is Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Saluda School Cafeteria. A delicious meal of turkey, dressing with gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes, rolls, and homemade desserts will be served from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Church members will begin to sell tickets on Monday, October 10, 2016. Adult tickets are $9 per person, and children 12 years of age and under are $5 per person. You may also purchase your tickets at the door on the night of the dinner. Take-out plates will be available, but no take-out drinks will be provided.

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If you have questions, please call 828-749-3789.

tied trout fishing flies, and much more.

2016 Holiday Ornament

The Bargain Basement will have gently used home furnishings, kitchen items, costume jewelry and other exciting items that need a new home.

Heartwood Gallery proudly presents the 2016 Holiday fundraiser ornament: Tree of Life in cherry by artist Hannah Simmons. The entire purchase price of $12 goes directly to Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry to assist with the valuable work they do in our county helping neighbors with food, fuel and medical expenses.

Thanks you for helping make this annual fundraiser such a success over the years. Heartwood Gallery, 21 East Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773, 828-749-9365

Holiday Bazaar at Transfiguration The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration's Second Annual Holiday Bazaar will be on Saturday, November 19, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 72 Charles Street, in Saluda. Beautiful cards, bookmarks, books, original art and prints, handcrafted jewelry, plant stands, lighted wine bottles and unique handcrafted items will be available, all by local artists. And, you won't want to miss the delicious baked goods, soups, quiches, artichoke relish, jams and jellies and other gourmet items made by some of the best cooks in Saluda. This year there will be a Silent Auction, featuring a beautifully framed oil painting by a local artist, a garden design by a local landscape architect, a kit of hand-

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Come one, come all and make this your best holiday season ever. All proceeds from the bazaar will benefit the Outreach programs of the church. For more information, please call 828-7499740.

Polk County Toy Run When: November 26, 2016 Location : Saluda Fire Department, 64 Greenville St., Saluda, NC Event Times : Registration 11:00 AM ~ 2:00 PM Parade : Starts at 2:00 PM Sharp. Police Escort the entire way. Registration Fee : $10.00 per person or a $10.00 or more NEW toy. This event will feature barbeque, music, door prizes and more! This is held the last Saturday after Thanksgiving each year. Saludians are invited to turn out on Main Street before 2pm and cheer the riders on. All motorcycle riders are invited to participate in this ride. Motorcycle riders come in from both North and South Carolina to make sure that children in need get a toy for Christmas. The route the riders follow starts in Saluda, NC, at the Saluda Fire Department parking area with room for up to 1000 + bikes. They move out in parade fashion and travel down highway US-176 to pass through Tryon, NC, while in route to Landrum, SC. Arriving in Landrum, SC, the riders turn left and go through the town of Landrum, SC crossing over Interstate 26 in route to Green Creek, NC. Once they arrive there, they then turn North

on NC-9 to Mill Spring, NC. Then riders turn West on NC-108 to Columbus, NC, and terminate at the front steps of the Court House. There will be ample parking in front of the Court House for the motorcycles to park in normal diagonal fashion. The toys are placed on the steps and wall for all to see and admire. The column of bikers each year is about 10 miles long. They travel at about 35 mph on the entire route in staggered 2 by 2 fashion. The Polk County Sheriff's office would like to thank all of the motorcycle riders that participate in this event and hope that it will only grow larger each year. For more information contact Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 828894-3001. Visit website. Keep up to date on


Decorating Saluda Library The day to decorate the Saluda Library is on Wednesday, December 7 at 10am in order to be ready for Hometown Christmas on Friday, December 9. If you would like to help, please let me know, or just show up that morning. Anita Moore, 828-749-3335.

Saluda Hometown Christmas December 9, 2016

Plan now to attend the annual Saluda Hometown Christmas on Friday, December 9, 2016, from 6 to 8pm. Enjoy holiday refreshments offered by Saluda businesses and a variety of music from area artists at many venues.


The event is sponsored by the Saluda Business Association. Please visit, the official town guide, to learn more about the SBA. Ecumenical Service at 8:15pm at the Saluda Presbyterian Church on Carolina St. (Special Note to those with musical talents. If you would like to perform during Hometown Christmas, please contact a merchant on Main Street to schedule a performance.)

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., Nov. 3 at 2 pm to discuss The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland. Recently rediscovered by art historians, and one of the few female post-Renaissance painters to achieve fame during her own era, Artemisia Gentileschi led a remarkably "modern" life. Susan Vreeland tells Artemisia's captivating story, beginning with her public humiliation in a rape trial at the age of eighteen, and continuing through her father's betrayal, her marriage of convenience, motherhood, and growing fame as an artist. Set against the glorious backdrops of Rome, Florence, Genoa, and Naples, inhabited by historical characters such as Galileo and Cosimo de' Medici II, and filled with rich details about life as a seventeenth-century painter, Vreeland creates an inspiring story about one woman's lifelong struggle to reconcile career and family, passion and genius. NOTE TIME CHANGE! The Social Singles of Saluda Potluck

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Dinner will be Thurs., Nov. 10 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 749-3335 for more information. Community potluck and bingo, Mon., Nov. 28 at 6:00 pm. Plan to attend and bring a covered dish. All are welcome to attend. Medicare assistance is available with a trained Medicare volunteer. Call 828-749-9245 to schedule an appointment. 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. 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. 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.

What’s Happening at Saluda Historic Depot

Giving Thanks November is the month to give thanks for blessings received. The Board of the Saluda Historic Depot wishes to express gratitude to all who have contributed to the development of the Saluda Historic Depot Museum. We are fortunate to have the support of

many and honored to have people like Dr. Fred McConnel from Atlanta, Larry Morton and the Apple Valley Model Railroad Club, and Ray Rapp from Mars Hill University, all of whom shared knowledge, expertise, and financial support to help us bring the museum to life. We also thank everyone who donated funds for the purchase and preservation of the Depot to ensure a lasting legacy for our community. We thank our tireless volunteer coordinator, Anita Moore, and our team of dedicated volunteers for their time, enthusiasm, and commitment to keeping the Depot open for the multitude of visitors we welcome each week. We extend special gratitude to the excellent presenters featured at our popular Train Tales events and to the fine artists and craftsmen who place their artwork in the Depot each month. We deeply appreciate the Historic Saluda Committee for providing photos, historical information, and artifacts to the museum, and to those in the community and elsewhere who have donated items and heirlooms which reflect Saluda's rich railroad history and culture. Saluda is blessed to have this authentic building in our midst. Because of the support we have received, the Saluda Historic Depot is now a destination spot for Saluda. Please come by and step inside to a bygone time. See and feel the life of those who came before us. Hear the whistle blow and reminisce to the sound of the train making its way up the legendary Saluda Grade. Share with us in giving thanks to those who engineered, rode the rails, and settled the town, making it the special place it is. In closing, we pay homage to Clark and Pam Thompson who owned the Depot and made all of this possible for Saluda.


Judy Ward, Cathy Jackson, Bruce Hunt, Mary Meyland Mason, Carolyn Ashburn, Kay Garell, Corinne Gerwe, Mark Ray, Cindy Tuttle-Stephenson Successful Golf Tournament! On Monday, October 17th the Saluda Historic Depot hosted its First Annual Golf Tournament at Bright’s Creek. We all enjoyed the day and we would like to thank Brian Stewart and Jessica Justice from Bright’s Creek for supporting our fundraiser and working so closely with us to make it a great success. We want to thank Coca-Cola for being our Engineer Sponsor. The winning teams were: First Place team was Wes Lambert, Larry Disque, Jason Belk and Ed Kolb with a net score of 56.85. Second Place was the team of Bill Kerns with Don Hoffman, Chan Martin and Don Gregory with a net score of 58.25. Third place team was Chuck Williamson, Jeff Williamson, Pete Cogan, and Michael Bryant with a net score of 59.4. Closest to the hole was Todd Whitehead and Jessica Justice. Longest Drive was Joan King and Todd Whitehead, and Putting Contest winner was Nancy Pew. We would like to thank all sponsors that made this event so successful. They are: The Gorge Zipline, Links of Tryon, Tryon Country Club, Walmart, Home Depot, Warhorse Solutions, Thompson’s Store, Sysco Foods, Green River BBQ, Saluda Grade, Coke of Asheville, Skyland Distributing, Purple Onion, Bank of NC, Empire Distributors, Mutual Distributors, Atkins Mill, Judd’s Peak Vineyard, Wildflour Bakery, Harris Teeter. Our Hole Sponsors were Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, Judy Stroud State Farm Insurance Agency, Gregg Arvey Nationwide Insurance Agency, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Favor Farms, LLC, Dad’s Collectibles, Carolina Ace

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Hardware, Thompson’s Store, Arpeggio Hair Salon, Wilkes Communications, Inc., WHKP Radio, Entegra Bank, Terminix Services and Saluda Lifestyles by Cathy Jackson. Our flag sponsors were Coca-Cola, Reaben Oil Company, Squadroni Family Charitable Foundation, and Camp Wayfarer. Thanks to Brent Easler of Bryan Easler Toyota and Mike Gilliam of Nationwide Insurance Hendersonville for sponsoring the hole-in-ones with a new car and $10,000 cash, respectively. We are proud to report that we raised over $8000 during this first tournament. We appreciate everyone’s support and look forward to next year. (Special Note: the board of the SHD would like to recognize and thank Judy Ward and Kay Garell for all their hard work in planning and organizing this first golf tournament.) Photo courtesy of Jeremy Williams. Check out current exhibits and events at

Volunteers Needed! 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

Museum is open ThursdaySunday, noon to 4pm, and holidays. Exhibits include railroad dioramas, train artifacts, and Saluda early day’s photos. Admission is always free but 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. 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.

Saluda School kindergarten visits Saluda Historic Depot New Bulletin Board Display

It has taken a while to get a train up the Saluda Grade from Tryon


but Bill Crowell and Dylan Walker of The Saluda Forge in Tryon got one up to the Saluda Historic Depot in time for the Saluda Railroad Day. This small but heavy (approx. 300 pounds) replica will be in front of a new kiosk which will feature Depot events and a city map. These projects were funded by matching grants from the Polk County Appearance Commission and the Saluda Historic Depot’s Fund raising projects. Picture courtesy of Carolyn Ashburn.

Saluda Historic Depot Calendar November/December November 5 – Saluda Station Depot Day and Saluda Holliday Gallery Opens with music from Radio Rangers, crafts, and children's activities and refreshments. Activities start at noon, performances by Radio Rangers will be at 2pm and 3:15 and they will sing the ballad, “Saluda Grade” at each show. November through December - Saluda Holiday Gallery 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

Horizon Heating Donates to Historic Depot When Judy Thompson got a notice with her bill that Horizon Heating and Air Conditioning has a Charitable Giving Program to demonstrate its commitment to the communities it serves, she immediately thought of the

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Saluda Historic Saluda. Judy quickly arranged for an application to be submitted so that Saluda's depot could be considered for a gift. In partnership with the Community Foundation of Henderson County, Horizon makes gifts each year to deserving charitable organizations in the Henderson and Polk county area. Horizon's commitment is to distribute one per month to local non-profits. The gifts are usually $500 or $1,000 and the Saluda Historic Depot is to receive a $1,000 donation this month. Judy uses Horizon to provide twice a year preventive maintenance to two rental houses in Hendersonville as well as her home here in Saluda. She can't say enough about Horizon's excellent service and fair pricing and now she calls this donation evidence of their community giveback as "icing on the cake." “We appreciate Judy Thompson thinking of the fund raising efforts to pay our mortgage on the purchase of the depot and operating expenses to maintain the Saluda Historic Depot, and the gracious generosity of Horizon Heating to award us this grant,” says Judy Ward, chair of the Saluda Historic Depot. We encourage all Saluda citizens to consider the Saluda Historic Depot when selecting organizations to which to donate. The Saluda Historic Depot is a 501(c)3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible.

Saluda Station Depot Day The businesses and the Saluda Historic Depot located in the square between Church and Carolina Street in Saluda commonly known as the “Saluda Station” will block off the parking lot on Saturday, November 5 from 12pm to 4pm to hold a family fun day. This event will kick off the opening of the Saluda Holiday Gallery at the depot through the months of November and December. Events will include:

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Radio Rangers Band from Atlanta shows at 2 and 3:15 Children’s Crafts with the Saluda Community Land Trust Wood carving demonstrations at Botes & Stuff Toy wooden train exhibit Kid’s Train Ride Apple Valley Model Railroad Club Interactive Train Model Ice cream specials at Duck Alley Warm cider, hot chocolate, coffee and sweets available

Saluda Holiday Tailgate Market – November 26 2-4pm Our annual Holiday Tailgate Market will be Saturday, November 26 from 2-4 in the tailgate market lot. We accept agriculturally themed crafts for this one market only, along with the regular bountiful fare of winter veggies, baked goods, jams and jellies. We expect to have trout, beef, chicken and pork as well as holiday wreathes and decor. This is always a fun gathering and a wonderful way to introduce your holiday guests to Saluda at its best. Come join us and plan to fill your holiday gift bags with local food and handcrafts. For more information contact Shelley at 828-606-5713 or email The Saluda Tailgate Market is sponsored by the Saluda Business Association, the City of Saluda, and Polk County Agricultural Economic Development.


Saluda Community Land Trust Keep our Tree lined Streets in Saluda…plant another tree! (This picture was taken last week on Saluda’s Park Street)

Tree City USA Join three of Saluda’s non-profit groups as they combine forces on Saturday, November 5 to celebrate Saluda’s history and natural beauty. Our community land trust will join the Saluda Branch of Tree City USA at 2:00 as their new flag is raised for the first time in McCreery Park, followed by a tree planting. Festivities will continue at the Saluda Historic Depot with a crafts project and music on the porch. Crafty Crafters Join in the Fun How many things can a person make with pinecones? Join us on the porch of the Saluda Historic Depot from 2-4pm, November 5 to find out. We’ll make place setting markers for Thanksgiving, hanging angels with hickory nut heads, mice…all sorts of delightful and unique treasures, all made from autumn's bounty found in the woods. Join us in the fun for a day of crafts. SCLT will have a craft day on Arbor Day, November 5. Making Moody Property Happy Good news for SCLT and Moody! Tom DeKay volunteered for the Saturday work day. It was wonderful having someone with his history helping us. Tuesday, Frank McNutt and Lin Savage volunteered and it was amazing what 3 people can do in three hours. So, now it's time for you

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to step up and volunteer on Nov 1 and Nov 5 at 10 am. at the Moody property and continuing each month thereafter. Call John Savage for details at 828-7493906 or email Twin Lakes Community Work Day And Fun Day November 13, 2016, we will have a work day at Twin Lakes. From one 'til done. That's 1pm until we finish. We will be engaging in some light trail maintenance and general landscape clean up. Come to Twin Lakes on Dec 3 from 11am to 3pm to make boxwood wreaths, take a hike, enjoy a picnic lunch, and just plain have fun. This is a day for everyone, young and old. If it’s raining or below 45 degrees at 11am, we’ll meet in the fellowship hall of the Presbyterian Church instead. So, start praying for a beautiful day at Twin Lakes! Endowment Time is running out to be a founding member!

contributing $500 and having it matched. Checks should be made out to Polk County Community Foundation and directed to the SCLT endowment fund. 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. Please keep SCLT in mind when planning events in the coming year. SCLT has Twin Lakes and Judd’s Peak which are both amazing venues to reserve for birthdays, weddings, and other special events. New website is here!

In March, 19 members of Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT) met at the Polk County Community Foundation (PCCF) to forge the terms of the agreement to form an endowment which would be used to sustain SCLT into the future. The group agreed that income generated from the endowment would be used to preserve and maintain trails and properties that SCLT owns or leases. This ensures that future generations will have access to nature and open spaces and the means to keep the vision of this group alive. Become part of this founding group by contributing by December 31, 2016. For more information contact the SCLT office at 828-749-1560 or send an email to Become a founding member by contributing $1000 or more. We have matching funds for any contributions of $500 and greater. For this limited time, you may become a founding member by

Saluda Garden Club, November The Saluda Garden Club will meet for a holiday crafting session and potluck lunch. Please meet at 10:00 a.m. on November 21 at the Saluda Library parking lot to carpool to our host location. Last year's session was a great success and we look forward to another great meeting. What can be better than crafting and eating with a group of very talented folks? Please note some events may be cancelled or reschedule 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. see you in November.

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Saluda Branch Tree City USA A special afternoon is planned by the Saluda branch of Tree City USA on Saturday, November 5 at 2pm in McCreery Park. Come celebrate with us as we enjoy and appreciate our trees, the changing leaf colors and the crisp cool days. A significant event for the afternoon—our Tree City flag will be raised for the first time. The flag was awarded the Saluda organization by the national Arbor Day Foundation, headquartered in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Tree City USA is a project begun in 1976 by the Arbor Day Foundation. From the current issue of “Arbor Day” publication by CEO Matt Harris, “…our Tree City USA (is) helping millions of people benefit from a greener and healthier place to live.” The following note was included in current materials sent members from Nebraska headquarters. “We’re proud that Saluda has been named a Tree City USA.” Submitted by Ruth Anderson, Secretary

Women’s Club of Saluda The Women's Club of Saluda will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the Presbyterian Church on Carolina Street. This is our yearly organizational meeting and ladies are encouraged to bring their calendars and ideas as we move toward the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. Visitors are most welcome to attend. The Women's Club of Saluda strives to serve our community, support one another in friendship, and wisely use our resources to

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Yoga, Aikido Classes

Soulshine Yoga

Notes from City Hall Help Pave Pace Park NOW! 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 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

Follow us on 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.

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! 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 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. **** 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 and Wednesday 6:00 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.

Saluda Community Library Teen Scene Grades 6-12 Mondays @ 4pm Nov 7 - Nintendo Wii U Nov 14 - Skittles Art Nov 21 - Nintendo Wii U Nov 28 - Waffles & Pillowcase Decorating Adult Craft Class Monday, Nov 21 @ 2pm Get ready for Thanksgiving by attending a FREE woodblock craft class! All materials will be provided for this event. Preregistration is encouraged. Email or call (828) 894-8721 ext. 226 to reserve your place. 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

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Information Update for Saluda Elementary November 2016 If you are interested in tutoring a child in our After School Academy or if you have hobbies, talents, or travel stories you would like to share, please email for information on how to get started. Last month, Saluda School welcomed 21 Community for Children (C4C) tutors serving 34 students! Thank you C4C members for offering your time and creative expertise to instill a love of learning in our children. You don’t realize the impact you are making! A BIG thank you to Elena Robson for donating and planting a beautiful tulip tree on our playground for all of the children, teachers and visitors to enjoy. The third grade students were thrilled to assist with the planting and learned more about the value of protecting our environment. Here’s the Scoop for November Events at Saluda Elementary School: 1: Interim Reports 3: Fall Informance 4: FENCE to facilitate the program “All About Bats” to Kindergarten classes 5: School Board meeting at 6:30pm at Stearns in Columbus.. Saluda School Teacher of the Year, Jeannie Solomon, will be recognized. 8: Picture make-up day with Strawbridge Studios 9: C4C meeting at 9am in the cafeteria 11: HOLIDAY--No school 15: Spirit READS night for all students at the Blue Ridge Mall in Hendersonville

16: A+ Liaison, Lori Cozzi, to visit Saluda School 18: Pre-K Dental Exams 23: TEACHER WORKDAY--No school for students 24-25: HOLIDAYS--No school 28: 5th Grade Muddy Sneakers Expedition: Energy 29: Report Cards 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.

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

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. Contact us at to contribute to history! 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.

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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 The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 11, 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 Submitted by Cindy Stephenson Tuttle, Chair, Historic Saluda Committee Saluda Featured in Magazine A mountain town with a tune Charlotte Magazine’s writer, Emma Way visited Saluda to write about this small town for the “Around Towns” featured section of the magazine. Emma visited with many Saludians and experienced a whole day in Saluda. She did a good job capturing “the tune of Saluda.” Visit the article online Charlotte Magazine Around Towns: Saluda.

Available Merchandise:

Saluda Classified Ads Workshop for Rent 2000 sq ft shop 3 miles from Saluda. $800 a month. Please call 828-6968121.

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. Time for Fall Cleaning! "Deep cleaning" "One time cleaning" "Moving jobs" Call Kathie for estimates at 828674-6108. 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. Private Guitar, Voice and Violin Lessons I come to you after retiring from church music ministry. 20 yrs. teaching private music lessons. Proud, new Saluda resident. Call Rob Herbst at 828-489-1592 or email

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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. 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 (828) 749-3794. 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.

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. Small Business Saturday In its sixth year, American Express started this event to recognize small businesses and to help them bring in more customers. Support your Saluda small businesses by shopping in town on Saturday, November 26. Carolina Cottage Enjoy cider and s'mores when you reserve a stay at the Carolina Cottage Guest House. Upon your arrival, you'll find hard cider from a local cidery or apple cider from a local orchard and all the necessary ingredients for making s'mores by the fire pit. Be sure to mention the Winter Getaway Program when booking. For more information about the cottage, please visit our website at, friend us on facebook, or follow us on instagram.

Scents of Saluda Alison Hays will be opening “Scents of Saluda” this month. Little Luxuries...Small Indulgences...Fine Fragrances & Accessories from Around the World!

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141 East Main Street Saluda, NC 28773 Phone: (828)489-9168 Email: Shipping Available "Like" our Facebook page: @ScentsOfSaluda

Vogue Salon is running a special for existing clients from November 1 thru December 22. If you bring in 5 canned food items between these dates, you will receive $5 off your service. Donations will be greatly appreciated and will benefit the Hendersonville Rescue Mission. The 20% off special is still running for new clients. Call 828-424-8863 for an appointment. Vogue is a full service salon for men, women and children. I also offer facial waxing operated by Jayme Janosko. Thank you to everyone who has been so kind and welcoming to me. Please feel free to contact me via email (, Facebook or by phone.

Finally we have cooler weather and time for you to look at our fall and winter inventory. We have great cotton sweaters and cozy sportswear from Chalet, Habitat and Color me Cotton and many other name brands. I will be going to Atlanta next week and hope to bring back some fun things.


Most fashions are US made. So as always, thanks for shopping local. 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.

THE DRESSING ROOM ETC., located at 141 East Main Street in Saluda. Phone is 828-749-9555.

5pm to 7pm on the 16th and 10:30am-2:30pm on the 17th. Come out and have pictures with Santa. We will close at noon on December 22 and reopen January 2 to spend the holiday with our families. Please come in and see our selection of beautiful Christmas cards that you can buy one of, a box of 10, or any combo. Last day to order Christmas cards is December 3 and last pick up day is December 17. Located at 1487 Ozone Drive, Saluda, NC 828-749-3503.

Crust & Kettle Eatery Hi everyone from your Saluda Crust & Kettle Eatery. We have some wonderful things happening at our little café that we want to tell you about! It’s fall and we have changed our breakfast menu to fit the season. Drop in for breakfast and see what we have that day. This year we are doing the baking for you for the holidays. Come in and order your pies, cakes, and candies. We take custom orders. The deadline to order for Thanksgiving is Saturday, November 19. Last pick up is on November 23 by 10am. For Christmas the last day to order is December 17. Last day to pick up is December 22 by 10am. In November we are having Christmas Come Early Meet & Greet. Come meet our artists and crafters on November 18-19 between 11am to 2pm. They will have holiday discounts and we will have snacks and lunch available at holiday prices. Then we will be closing on November 23 at noon through November 27 to be with our families. On December 16 and 17, we will have Santa visit us before he is too busy. 10:30am- 2pm and

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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.”

We thank you for supporting the “Oldest Grocery Store in NC” for the past 126 years.

Historic Thompson's Store & Ward's Grill and Lola’s Celebration Station (Thompson's Store est. 1890, Ward's Grill est. 1960) Thompson Store will be celebrating small business and local shopping in November. We are proud that we carry an extensive inventory of locally made products. Here’s an example of how we support our local community.  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

Ward’s Grill serves the best hand patty burgers in the area. We freshly grind in the market and patty each day for your delicious burgers. We make most of the sides like potato salad, and cole slaw, chili for our hot dogs, soups and desserts. Come in and give it a try, you might come back for more. We honor our Veteran’s each month on the third Thursday with a Free Breakfast. Please join us and bring a friend with you. Lola’s Celebration Venue is open for your next event. Make plans for next year and reserve now for your celebration. We have space for 200 guests or for a business conference. Give us a call today. 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 Sunday, 11am to 4pm The store and grill are located at 24 Main Street, Saluda, NC. Phone is 828-749-2321.


It's that time of year when you start thinking about winterizing your home so you don't have to worry about freezing pipes bursting or other damage to your house while you are gone. Here are a few key suggestions that you may want to make sure to do if your home is going to be empty for any amount of time. Freeze Protection Safeguards 1. Locate your water main and shut it off. 2. Cut off electric service to hot water heater and drain tank. 3. Drain all pipes via interior faucets and exterior hose bibs, cover with freeze protectors. 4. Drain all garden hoses and store away for the winter. 5. Flush all toilets and add anti freeze to remaining water in tank and bowl. 6. Insure gutters are clean to allow for proper drainage during rain and snow. 7. Insure all condensate and drain lines from HVAC units are drained. 8. Insulate any exposed pipes that cannot be drained of water. General Off-Season Protection 1. Shut off propane or natural gas at supply. 2. Turn off HVAC units at the electrical source unless a minimum temperature is to be maintained. 3. Prune tree limbs away from house to lessen possibility of storm damage. 4. Clean out your refrigerator, unplug and prop door open. 5. Unplug all other appliances, including TV's. 6. Store lawn furniture, grills, tools, etc. 7. Empty fuel from all gas powered equipment or add fuel additive. 8. Turn off home's electrical power at the main breaker unless

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specific breakers need to remain on for fire protection, security lighting and alarm systems. 9. Check exterior doors and windows for cracks and crevices and repair as needed 10. Inspect roof and flashings for potential leaks. 11. Close fireplace flues and dampers. 12. Test smoke detector batteries and replace as needed. 13. Shut off water to the house. 14. Do not leave valuables that may attract thieves in home. 15. Arrange for indoor plants to be watered if necessary. 16. Find someone who will drop by your home occasionally to make sure it is secure and that there are no problems. Be sure they know how to contact you. Need help? Then give us a call. Rates & References available by request. Visit our Meanwhile, Back in Saluda Store Front next door to Wildflour Bakery for more information or contact us at the email or phone number below.

cowboy boot and called “Wyatt Chirp.” Another was created in a minnow pail and named “Bait’s Motel.” The contest birdhouse, “Clamp-its Cottage,” includes an old clamp and several other interesting attachments. All of his birdhouses are all fully functional and cleanable – though many people are using them in their homes or on their porches and treating them like the art masterpieces they really are. They will definitely make excellent holiday gifts! Kathleen’s is constantly bringing in new birdhouses from Doug, and sending others to their new, permanent homes. So, Saludians are invited to keep stopping back in to see Doug’s latest creations. 66 E. Main Street, 828-7492640 , Email


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Kathleen’s Gallery Kathleen’s Gallery in Saluda is getting ready for a big drawing on December 30! The winner will take home a one-of-akind birdhouse created by artist Doug Snyder. Customers who purchase one of Doug’s birdhouses by December 29 will be eligible to enter the drawing. Doug makes themed birdhouses using repurposed items - such as tools, garden instruments, kitchen utensils, electronics, car, train or airplane memorabilia, old license plates and other conversationstarting collectibles. One of his bird houses was crafted in an old

Time for Change Need to refresh your wardrobe now that the weather has changed? Time to get a jump start on what to wear this fall? "10 out of 10" scientists say that just a subtle change into some new clothes can yield earth shattering results. Really? Yes, it’s a sure thing! Maybe you don’t have to ask a scientist, just ask any woman who has used this approach for a quick “pick me up” and she will give you the “thumbs up” answer. Or you can ask Jane next time that you are here. We will assist you in choosing the right outfit for your body type and you will leave a very satisfied and happy customer. Come in and give it a try with the perfect black walking or hiking pants from Neon Buddha with 4


pockets (2 that zip). Pair this with a long sleeve waffle texture shirt and you are ready to go. Lots of colors and styles available.

Cozy ones certain to keep you warm, infinity scarves, and many that will perfectly compliment your outfits!

ZenDoodle… Now known as Zen@Ten will continue through the end of the year. November dates are Tues. 15 and Tues. 29.

We are also carrying an expanded selection of John Michael Richardson jewelry. In addition to the lovely pierced and clip-on earrings we normally have in stock, we also have some of his beautiful necklaces and bracelets.

Mark Your Calendar The holidays are just around the corner and Small Business Saturday is the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 26. At Random Arts, you will find unadvertised specials on clothing, jewelry, purses, scarves, art supplies and gifts for the whole family. Stop by and support local business the same way you support your church, your school and your community. We’d love to meet you. Happily located “S.O.M.S.” Slightly off Main Street at the corner of Ozone & Louisiana Winter Hours 10-5 Thurs - Sat. beginning Nov.1. Other days by Appointment. 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 has some great clothing and accessory selections for Fall and Winter! Yes, cooler weather will soon be upon us, even though we are enjoying one of the warmest Fall seasons on record!

This past year we began carrying jewelry designed by Sara Bonk from Atlanta. Her designs consist of materials such as semiprecious stones, fresh water pearls, glass and metal. Her jewelry has been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States as well as in museum stores. We have a nice selection of our very popular Leggings and Jeggings from Elietian. Check them out if you haven’t already done so! Super comfortable fit with a high waist band. Also perfect for Fall, we have a great selection of Ponchos, & Sweater Vests. Wishing you a wonderful, month filled with many things to be Thankful for! As always, we Thank You for your patronage, and look forward to seeing you soon! Joann, Connie, Catherine, Tina & 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 November Store Hours: Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm, Closed Sunday & Thanksgiving Day

Sweet Earth Mountain Resale/Thrift & Consign is welcoming even more new consignors so the variety continues which is a win-win for our customers. We already have regulars doing some Christmas shopping! For those of you who haven’t come in yet, we welcome you. We sell art, pottery, silver plate serving pieces, glassware, bar ware, collectibles of every kind, hand crafted linens, vintage linens, kitchenware, some vintage, books, furniture: newer, mid-century and antique, we have a knock out hard carved cherry sacristy vestment cabinet, clothing gently worn, a children’s section with toys, books, clothing and a very large sale section where most items are under $10. It’s hard to believe we can have all that in our small space but we get pretty creative. We look forward to seeing or meeting you and helping you with your holiday shopping or crazy collection. Thanks. Trying to keep somewhat regular hours, but you can call for a casual appointment, or to see about consigning, 828-606-1748 (Sheila). Located at 160 W Main St across from Green

River BBQ.

The Orchard Inn & Newman’s Restaurant The past two months have seen little to no rain, which has pushed back the peak of Fall foliage colors by a few weeks, so the good news is for those of you visiting our charming town of Saluda in November, you're in store for a visual treat of the wonders of nature in all its glory. As you approach our 90-yr old

We also have some great gift ideas as we head into the holiday season. As always, we have a wonderful selection of scarfs!

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Inn, you'll be greeted by the fragrant smell of a wood burning fire in our spacious living room welcoming all to our friendly, elegant B&B and fine dining restaurant. Perched on a hilltop above Saluda, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains, the Orchard Inn awaits your visit for a relaxing stay at the Inn or a sumptuous meal at Newman's Restaurant. The atmosphere is serene and the hospitality warm. All are welcome at our little piece of paradise. Come help us celebrate 90 years of gracious hospitality. Our fine dining restaurant, Newman's, continues to receive high accolades from food critics far and wide. We're serving dinner every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and an incredible Brunch every Sunday. Chef Stuart has been conjuring up some truly fantastic and innovative culinary delights using the best from our local farmers. Stuart's organic vegetable garden continues to flourish in order to bring diners the real "farm to table" experience Treat yourself to a most creatively prepared and delicious fine dining culinary adventure! This month he'll be harvesting multiple varieties of lettuce, red beets, golden beets, arugula, radish, collard greens, brussel sprouts and broccoli. It's not too early to start thinking about the Holidays. We'll be serving a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner at 1:00 and 4:00 pm, six Dickens' Dinners, Christmas Eve traditional Austrian Dinner and a black tie optional New Year's Eve Gala. Call to reserve a place in our lovely dining room where every table has a stunning view of the surrounding mountains. 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.

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The Oaks Bed & Breakfast The Oaks Bed and Breakfast is a lovingly restored Victorian Inn serving the community of Saluda, North Carolina and its guests since the1800s. Over the years, travelers have visited this unique mountain village and The Oaks Bed and Breakfast has been there to provide gracious hospitality and lodging, with spacious and comfortable guest rooms, with private baths and gourmet breakfasts. Come see what the buzz is all about. On your next visit to this picturesque part of the Blue Ridge, stay at The Oaks Bed and Breakfast. Call for reservations, or visit their website . See you soon! Located at 339 Greenville St., Saluda, NC, 828.749.2000, Friend us on Facebook!

Green River BBQ November brings Holiday Cheer and Holiday hours. Our Winter hours are MondayThursday 11am-8pm Friday and Saturday 11am-9pm and Sundays 12-8pm. We will be closed Thanksgiving Day! We have homemade soups daily and a rotating fresh vegetable as our side of the day. We have changed our daily specials so come try them out! Appetizers and small items are $2.00 of Monday-Thursday. We also have bottle beer, drafts and wine specials every day during the week! Great local fall beers rotating weekly! Our Winter Hours: Monday's-Thursday, 11am-8PM Friday & Saturday, 11am-9pm

Sunday, 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 November...such a mixture of crisp, sunny days and days that are blustery reminders that winter is next. Our new winter menu will offer the perfect comfort foods for both. The "word of the month" in our kitchen is PIES. We will be making a variety of favorites -- all from scratch. Please be sure to place your Thanksgiving order early for pies and rolls. All orders are due on Saturday, November 19. We will be here all day on Wednesday, November 23 (including pizza that night) and again on Friday, November 25 (also including pizza), but we will be closed Thanksgiving Day, November 24. Small Business Saturday is November 26. Please support your local businesses right here in Saluda. Hope you will stop by often, check out the winter menu and grab a Thanksgiving Order Sheet. 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


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Meanwhile’s Indoor Farm Store "Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." ~ George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans 1819-1880) ~ Autumn is delicious and our region produces some of the best fall foods! Meanwhile's Indoor Farm Store has the largest selection of locally made foods in the region. Shop local and support local farms and foods. Come try Blue Blaze Soda pop in Lemon Cherry Echinacea and Orange Dreamsicle. The Pumpkin Butter from Imladris Farm is back in stock just in time for Thanksgiving. The Wood's Boys Off Grid Honey is here with the honeycomb, new hot sauces from Smokin' J's Farm, Hickory Nut Gap meats, cheeses from Ashe County Cheese and Three Graces Goat Cheeses. Don't forget our famous Pimento Cheese made with local cheeses. After 3 PM (when the bakery closes), we have Wildflour bread, pastries and snacks. We also have local kale and sweet potatoes! Stop in and mix & match a selection of Local Craft Beers. To start November we have 94 local beers and some weeks over 105 local NC beer & cider choices! The holiday seasonal beers have started to arrive and we have more than 140 Wines from all over the world! Stop in and look at our SALE shelf and stock up for the holidays. A mixed pack of local craft beers is great for gift giving.

From Shecology (Local woman owned business). Nature-inspired cleaners that make you want to CLEAN SOMETHING! Soap Nuts and Mother's Little Helper Laundry Pills made in Weaverville, North Carolina! Stop by and try natural cleaning products from Shecology. Soap Nuts and Mother's Little Helper Laundry Pills make unique gifts! Our recipe shelves have been restocked with recipe cards and ideas for cooking with the foods, syrups and drinks from our shop. Stop by and ask us about our Non-alcohol drink recipes and our selection of Non-alcohol locally made soft drinks. We are also selling a large collection of vintage cook books for a fund raiser. Look in and see if you can find a great cook book for gift giving. November Hours: Open 10 AM till 6:00 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Open 10 AM till 8:00 PM Wednesday and Friday for Wildflour's Pizza Night Open 11 AM till 4 PM Sunday *Call us and we will meet you earlier or stay later. *Space is available for meetings and birthday gatherings. Call to reserve. 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


Tuesday, November 8th…closed for Election Day We love our Country! Let’s all get out and vote!

NEW this month: Soap Nuts! Natural cleaning in a nutshell.

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Friday, November 11th…Free Coffee and Dessert for Veterans Thank you to all who have served! Thursday, November 24th...Thanksgiving! We are Thankful for you and hope you will join us for your family meal! Reservations available 11:30, 1:00, 2:30 and 4:00. Thanksgiving Dinner Roasted Tom Turkey with Sage Dressing and Giblet Gravy, served with Bourbon Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Creamed Pearl Onions and Cranberry Orange Relish…$24.95 Cornmeal Fried Sunburst Farms Trout with Sautéed Spinach and Bourbon Bacon Jam…$26.95 Grilled Beef Tenderloin Steak with Crab Meat, Roasted Asparagus and Sundried Tomato Hollandaise…$33.95 Roasted Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, Toasted Pecans, Mascarpone and Parmesan Cheese in Crispy Filo Pastry…$18.95 All entrees served with Hot Spiced Apple Cider, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Creamed Pearl Onions, Vegetable Medley, Mixed Green Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese, Pears and Balsamic Vinaigrette and your choice of Traditional Pumpkin Pie, Bourbon Pecan Pie or Warm Brown Sugar Apple Crisp. Included is your choice of Coffee or Iced Tea. Saturday, November 26th, Small Business Saturday…Come to Saluda to Shop, Eat, and support your local small businesses. Call ahead and we will save you a table! We Cater! Now is the time to start booking your holiday parties! Saluda Grade Catering makes the holidays easy and Merry! We cater everything…Business Luncheons, Wine Dinners, Weddings, Family Events, Christmas Parties or any


get together where food brings people together. Every menu is designed specifically for you and your event! Saluda Grade Catering is your go to Catering Company!

Outdoor Adventures

Thank you for a great Holiday Season…We are Blessed! Visit us on the web at or on Facebook. Call 828-749-5854 or email us at Located at 40 East Main Street.

Tryon Garden Club Join the Tryon Garden Club in celebrating 85 years of ownership of Pearson's Falls with a free oneday pass! Sunday, November 6, 10 AM - 5 PM For information and directions, visit Pearson's Falls website.

We're open for zipping Thanksgiving weekend - so if folks are looking for an adventurous alternative to getting trampled at Walmart on Black Friday, come “Fly with Us!” Or, maybe you’d love to see your in-laws from this perspective: The Gorge will also be open Fridays and Saturdays throughout the winter months, with extended availability between Christmas and New Years (champagne zips!) and on Valentine’s Day.

Look for the opening of Saluda Outfitters in 2017. A premier outdoor equipment and apparel store catering to the outdoor enthusiast. Opening in 2017 at 435 E Main Street, Saluda, NC 28773. More information to come.

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Green River Race The 21st Annual Green River Narrows Kayak Race will be held on Saturday, November 5 at high noon. Over 100 racers, passing through the most majestic section of the river, and from all over the World, will compete for the first place trophy. The spectators that make the trek down Pulliam Creek Trail (off of Big Hungry Rd) will witness someone kayaking The Gorilla every minute for almost 2.5 hours. It is said this is the "greatest show in all of sports." The energy is electric and the fun factor is always high. Check out or American Whitewater for spectator directions and more information about the happening of the day.

Rolling Art Car Show in Tryon Rolling Art Car Show, November 5 from 11am to 3pm at Thompson’s Garden Center, 83 Palmer St. Tryon. Sponsored by a group of volunteers . The car show will have entries of cars, trucks and motorcycles. Most of them will be vintage. A few newer Ferraris, Maserattis, and Porsche show up. Photo of Rat rods and Chevys.

Through Our Eyes As Seen Through Saluda School Kids We hope you enjoy this new series of stories written by Saluda School students. How Artists See Families Told by Adalyn Kennedy My name is Adalyn. I am in Kindergarten. We studied about families. In art, we made a collage. I made a blue house. The roof is a triangle with yellow paint. The house is in the shape of a rectangle. My home has ten square windows. Each window has a member of my family. I drew and colored everyone. My mom; Aunt Dee with Grandma and Zoe the dog; Jim; Clo-Clo and Scotchie the cats; my fish "Red-Eye;" Roxy and Gypsy (another cat and dog); Grandma Wanda, Auntie Tee-Tee and Auntole Shawn; cousin Tanner; Heindi (the chicken); and my Dad.


I drew stairs for my chicken to go down outdoors to eat. The red front door is open. We have a lot of trees at my house. My family has sixteen people. We play outside together and have fun! I love them A LOT!

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.

Get Your Partner For The Next Square Dance That's what Ed Johnson would cry out on Friday nights down at the Saluda Gym. Walt Grover's fourpiece band was already tuned up and playing something we all knew, and when Ed said that, we summer folks and mountain folks unloaded the bleachers and hit the floor. We counted off, "odd and even," and it never did come out right, so we had to call for "one more couple," and when the bashful two joined the circle, Ed Johnson set us off, "Big RingCircle left", and the jig was on. Ed Johnson was a good caller; the best we had in Saluda. He brought his date, Miss Slaughter, to the dances every Friday. She lived way out on Louisiana Avenue past where Liza Smith lives now. It was a good walk from there to town. But she and Ed walked in to the dance every Friday, and danced half the night, and then he walked her home. I think about them a lot, even now.

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Ed's brother, George, was a good caller too, but most of all he was a good dancer. He loved to dance with my big sister, Libba, and he did so many fancy little steps my Momma called him "Libba's little kicker." Ed Johnson had another brother named Joe Lynn. He was my age and we were good buddies. Joe Lynn could call a square dance too, and he had some good calls that I loved. When he'd got everybody out for a set, he'd say, "Everybody in their places, like the horses in their traces. Now count off." And we did and he'd say, "Big ring circle left and swing your own sweet partner." When it came time for odd couples out, he'd say, "On you go odd couples let's dance a lark." The way he ended a set was to say, "Now get your partner for the next square dance." I loved that one "on you go odd couples, let's dance a lark." I feel like saying that every time I feel REAL GOODl

Big Boys & Their Toys By Cappy Hall Rearick My husband Babe is the Poster Boy for TFA, Television Fanatics Anonymous. I have been sick with a Flu bug so the last thing I wanted to do was shop for a new TV. Poster Boy didn’t notice. It went like this: BABE: Let’s go to Costco and buy a new TV. ME: (Staring out the window and thinking musically) Babe, it’s so foggy outside that all I see is a little white cloud all ready to sit right down and cry us a river. BABE: The fog will burn off by mid-morning. ME: Hello? Any second now Celine Dionne and Johnny Ray are going to materialize out of the fog and belt out a duet. BABE: Somebody I know didn’t get enough sleepy time. ME: {Looking a hole straight through the love of my life} Bite me, Babe. {My bones moaned as if to remind me that the airborne

virus flying through my body hadn’t yet found a landing strip.} BABE: So? What do you say we boogie down the mountain, do a little shopping and have lunch at a Spartanburg chain restaurant? {Every Christmas Babe begs for one of two things: a mega-size television or a pickup truck, and each year I make a pact with Santa. I leave the old guy Black Russians and rum balls instead of milk and cookies and he leaves Babe a new Black and Decker something. That day, however, my sneaky deal with the fat man laid a mega size guilt trip on me.} ME: (Sigh) Okay. I’ll go to Spartanburg and shop with you. {In Costco, I took off in search of meds while Babe drooled over jumbo TV’s. In less than ten minutes he’d settled on a 65-inch set, which in my opinion was sixty-inches too large. While I loaded cold meds and chocolate into the trunk of the car, Babe and his new best friend, aka the salesman on commission, loaded Babe’s new boy toy into the back seat.} Driving away, the conversation went like this: BABE: You bought groceries, right? ME: Uh huh. BABE: Then there’s no need to go somewhere for lunch, right? ME: It was part of the deal, Babe. BABE: If we do the McDonald’s drive-thru thing we’ll be home in less than an hour. ME: Earth to Babe. Real food. Real restaurant. Real waiter rattling off daily specials. Real knife, real fork, real cloth napkin to wipe real food off our lips. BABE: Would you settle for a Big Mac and my real hanky? ME: If you’re smart, you will pull into an Olive Garden. I’m a sleepdeprived, coughed-out woman with a new set of acrylic fingernails and I’m not afraid to use them. {Back at home the rain had stopped but clouds still bath our house in a ghostly scrim. I am in the kitchen putting groceries


away and wondering why Costco super-sizes everything from raisins to roast beef. When I mosey into the living room it is like entering Dracula’s Crypt. Babe sits on the sofa in the dark, spellbound by a blue 65-inch screen not yet hooked up to cable. The words NO SIGNAL float around the screen like poltergeists. Gripping the remote control in one hand, he stares at the blue screen as though waiting for the GO SIGNAL from God.} ME: Babe, what are you doing? BABE: Just looking at my big ol’ TV. ME: {Rolling my eyes} And it ain’t even Christmas. Please tell me you’re not going to ask Santa to bring you a pick ‘em-up truck this year. BABE: {Wide eyes glowing yellow} Even if I have to sell my soul.

Power to the People James Hyrnyshyn, TedX Talk Saluda’s James Hyrnyshyn has been writing about energy and global warming for decades and addresses a local issue with a global solution. The cleanest, most sustainable, and most responsible way to power our area might lay in a new vision for distributing electricity. James gave a TedX Talk in Tryon on October 18, 2916. You can hear James’ talk on YouTube.

Youth Memories and a Town Named Saluda The Day Saluda Went Bankrupt By Frank Middleton, a Saluda native In the 1920's Saluda became known as a "Boom Town." There were several very good reasons why this happened. At that time, a busy North South rail line ran through town. Traveling north by rail, Saluda was the first mountain town above 2000 feet in elevation to be reached. Since the Saluda grade

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was very steep, the train always stopped for a period of time to adjust the brakes, etc. During these waiting periods, travelers became familiar with Saluda and some of the area residents. What they saw they liked. In the low lands of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, the summer months were hot and long. Air conditioning was mostly provided by an infrequent breeze, a hand fan or if lucky, by an electric powered forced air system. The nights were hot and sticky, the bugs big and hungry. Rail travelers, trying to escape the low land summers, soon discovered Saluda had none of these annoyances. It was ideal for a summer home and/or a vacation. For most, travel time was fairly short, the climate proved to be excellent and the beauty of the area was unsurpassed. Mostly by word of mouth, Saluda's popularity grew rapidly. "Summer People" came to town from Charleston, Columbia, Atlanta, Jacksonville, and Miami. Those visitors that continued to return year after year decided this was a good place to have a second home. Soon, one by one, they started building in the hills and valleys surrounding Saluda. One day some of the community leaders decided that the town needed money for growth, progress and more tourist enticements. The voices that desired these changes were louder than those that didn't, so the sale of Saluda improvement bonds were issued and sold. The word from City Hall was, "Don't worry, prosperity will soon be knocking on all our doors. These projects will make Saluda a more desirable resort-- more tourists, more business and more money for everyone." This would have worked out fine, except for one thing. The Great Depression came along and the tourist business almost dried up. At the depression's end,

expectation was that Saluda would come back, but it didn't. Its popularity as a resort was lost. Vacation styles changed from the "front porch, rocking chair" activities to more active ones. Travel to more distant and alluring vacation destinations became very popular and easier to obtain. No new business, no extra money. In 1938, the town defaulted on the bonds issued during the boom years. In 1940, two years later, Saluda once again issued bonds for sale. To refinance the original bonds, $289,130 in new ones were sold. Time passed, leaders, resident and projects changed, but the bonds stayed on. July I, 1960, Saluda once again defaulted on $19,521 worth of bonds and a semi-annual interest payment. Saluda Leaders offered, for 60 cents on the dollar, a refinancing plan to settle the default. One man who held a majority of the outstanding bonds refused to accept the offer. Saluda stayed in this position until 1971, when the man who had refused settlement sold his holdings. The new owner agreed to accept a settlement at lower terms than the first offer. He settled for 42 cents on the dollar. Today, some 70 plus years later, Saluda seems to be healthy and prosperous. We have many new shops and businesses that appeal to "some" tourist and travelers. Most days traffic flow will be quite heavy on all our streets. Usually, from daylight until dark, two thirds of the parking spaces downtown are taken up with vehicle parking. At the beginning of the boom days, it more than likely had this same appearance. I'm sure high hopes for the future was on most or the minds of the leading citizens. What will be the future of our small mountain community? Like


everyone, I have my own opinion. (That no one really cares to hear) Whatever the future holds, one thing is for sure Saluda will always be Saluda to these of us that grew up here.

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!

NEW on the Market!

Cabin with full finished basement makes this mountain get away perfect for lots of of guests. Master and laundry on main for easy living.Private, wooded acreage for walking trails in established naturally landscaped development. Minutes from Saluda, Tryon, TIEC. 3BR, 3BA, 6+acres, MLS#3220668, $239,000

backyard. Back deck is for relaxing evenings for dinners and entertaining. Open floor plan, one level, lowmaintenance for easy care and living. 3BR, 2BA, MLS#321887, #3218897, $186,000

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. Bedroom/bath suites on each level with two bonus rooms. Overlooks gamelands/forest! 3BR, 3BA, MLS#3220962, $399,900

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

Leisure living in log home one block from Main St, Saluda, NC. Master bedroom on main level, loft area with extra space for office, extra sleeping, or rec area. Relax on large, covered front porch. Easy maintenance landscaping with native perennials. 3BR, 3BA, Wine Cellar, MLS#3215104, $325,000

Charming Tryon 2-story, turn of the century colonial within walking distance to downtown Tryon. Hardwood floors throughout, upgraded kitchen with solid surface counters and stainless steel appliances. Relax on one of two side porches and upstairs sun room off the master bedroom. 3BR, 2.5 BA, MLS#3211751, $299,900

Long range, year round, mountain views make this home a very special find! Enjoy sunrises & sunsets from almost every room in the home. Home is in great condition, with room to expand. Yard is low maintenance. 2 BR, 2BA, 2.22 acres, MLS#3210300, $175,000

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

Immaculately kept, like new on large wooded lot with mature trees in the

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beautiful landscaping. 3BR, 2BA, 11.22 ac, Workshop, Barn, MLS# 3200730, $435,000 SOLD!

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, $325,000

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

Mountain property with long range vistas of Mt. Pisgah and cleared pasture for equestrian lovers or turn into southern-facing gardens. 2 stall/hay barn and enormous workshop with 1/2 bath. Art studio or guesthouse and storage buildings set inside a parameter of stone walls and

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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

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, $205,000

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

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

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

Beautiful, light filled, lake front home. Solidly built & renovated,home has all new windows, hardwood floors throughout, & open floor-plan. Enjoy curling up by the fire, taking in the view, entertaining. Relax you have a back up generator. creek & outdoor kitchen. Separate 910 sq foot building with private drive can be a home to your hobbies or office. A rare find. 3 BR, 4.5 BA, 2361 SF, 1.25 ac, MLS#3132161, $275,000

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Darling cottage along beautiful creekfront within walking distance to downtown Saluda! Cottage boasts cedar shake siding, open floor plan, exposed beams, updated kitchen, and cedar closet. There are two out buildings: 10x12 with a barn roof and a loft, insulated and wired-would be great bunkhouse for additional sleeping by the creek. Second 8X10 houses well and extra storage. MLS#3155485, $125,000

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

Quality log cabin offers stunningly beautiful views of the protected Green River Gorge. MLS#589729, $254,000

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 $237,900

Pastoral acreage with bold creek bordering the parameter, 2 manufactured homes, one ready to move in and other needs your TLC. Barn on property, bring the horses. Oly 15 mins to Tryon International Equestrian center. Easy access to I-26 with no mountain roads to traverse. MLS#3202593, $316,500

Priced to sell! Spacious and comfortable mountain home with long range views. Enjoy the peace and privacy of country living just seven minutes from shopping and dining on Main Street, Saluda. Only fifteen minutes to Hendersonville and Flat Rock, this property perfectly balances natural beauty with practical living. MLS#3204504, $75,000


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 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

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

Closed Pending 59 2 38 0 12 12

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November lifestyles  

What's happening in Saluda in November 2016.

November lifestyles  

What's happening in Saluda in November 2016.