Enter for Chance to Win a FREE Tour of the Cashiers Designer Showhouse 2010

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Silver Creek Real Estate Group, Things to Do | Posted on Saturday, August 21, 2010

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Enter for Chance to Win a FREE Tour of the Cashiers Designer Showhouse 2010 – Compliments of Silver Creek Real Estate GroupFirst drawing to be held Friday August 27,2010!

What is considered by many to be one of the finest showcases of talent from some of the Southeast’s most gifted interior designers, the 2010 Cashiers Designer Showhouse promises to trump the stunning designs of years past.  With this year’s theme of “Designed With a View” and the exquisite location of Whisper Fade in Wade Hampton Golf Club as the backdrop, this is clearly the must-see event of the season – if not the year! Silver Creek Real Estate Group is a proud supporter of the Cashiers Designer Showhouse, and we are pleased to announce the launch of our drawing for two FREE tickets each week to tour the masterfully adorned rooms of this year’s Showhouse. What a terrific excuse to plan an impromptu escape to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina!

To enter for your chance to win two FREE tickets to the 2010 Cashiers Designer Showhouse, simply fill out our online contact form.  Be sure to write “Free Showhouse Tickets” in the form’s comment section. While you’re on our website, please feel free to take a peek around at all of the magnificent homes and land available on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. If your name is selected, one of the friendly folks at Silver Creek will either contact you via phone or via e-mail – so please be sure to include your valid contact information.  In the event that your name is not drawn, we encourage you to plan a trip to see the Showhouse anyway.  Tickets are just $25/person and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Cashiers Historical Society.  The 2010 Cashiers Designer Showhouse will be open from August 21 through September 5.  If you’d like to learn more about the 2010 Cashiers Designer Showhouse and the other activities surrounding the event, please read our blog “The Cashiers Designer Showhouse is Just Around the Corner!” GOOD LUCK!  We hope to see you there!

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Plateau Pursuits – May Edition

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Calendar of Events, Things to Do | Posted on Saturday, May 9, 2009

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Calendar of Events for the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau

Ever since early settlers and developers first arrived on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau over a century ago – family and community have been at the heart of events and gatherings in the area. The same holds true today, and there’s always something happening in any one of our villages, townships and master-planned communities! Aside from the awe-inspiring beauty and majesty of our mountains, lakes, waterfalls and forests – below are a few additional reasons you should join us for a “Party on the Plateau” in May:

May 14-17 Highlands Cashiers Players present Neil Simon’s “Rumors” at The Martin Lipscomb Performing Arts Center in Highlands.  Showtimes Thursday thru Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2:30 p.m.  Tickets: Adults – $20; Students – $8 – may be purchased one hour before the performance on an “as available” basis. Reservations can also be made by calling the box office at 828-526-8084.
May 15 Historic Zachary-Tolbert House tours resume in Cashiers on Fridays and Saturdays thru October 17, 2009 (click here for more information).
May 23 Summit Memorial Day 5K Race in Cashiers.  For more information, call 828-743-5755.
May 23-27Annual Plant Sale at Highlands Ball Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring hundreds of locally grown hostas and perennials.  Proceeds help local scholarship students and local projects. Come early for best selection! Rain date is Sunday, May 24.
May 23-24 The Village Square Art & Craft Show at Pine Street Park in Highlands. Featuring regional artisans showcasing fine art, pottery, baskets, folk art, jewelry, furniture and more. Face painting for the kids. For more information, call 828-787-2021.
May 27 “Snakes & Ice Cream” at the Village Green Pavillion in Cashiers at 6 p.m.  Children’s program that is presented by Patrick Brannon and is part of the Village Nature Series. Co-hosted by Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust and Village Green.  FREE admission! Call 828-526-1111 for more details.
May 29 Collective Spirits Wine Festival at The Bascom in Highlands.  Featuring wine tastings from premier North Carolina distributors, as well as silent auctions, artistic demonstrations, a symposium and gala seated dinner under a tent on The Bascom’s new terrace. For more information or to order event tickets, call 828-526-4949.
May 29-30 Cashiers Historical Society Hosts 2009 Appalachian Music Symposium at the Albert C. Carlton Library in Cashiers and Lombard’s Lodge in Whiteside Cove. Symposium features presentations by renowned historians and performances by David Holt, Sheila Kay Adams, Lee Knight, The Queen Family and Jacob Jones. Daily tickets are $80, and Two-Day tickets are $145. Seating is reserved and limited – so order your tickets today! For more information or to place your ticket order, call 828-743-7710 or send an e-mail to zacharytolbert@aol.com.
May 30 Blues, Brews & BBQ on the grounds of the Rib Shack Restaurant at The Old Edwards Inn & Spa in Highlands from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Fun-filled, family-friendly outdoor bash featuring live music from Hurricane Creek, mouth-watering ribs and southern sides from the Rib Shack and ice-cold brews from Highland Brewing Company.  Tickets available for purchase at the Rib Shack Restaurant or by calling 828-526-8008

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Zachary-Tolbert House tours resume

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Things to Do | Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2009

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Tours of Cashiers’ historic Zachary-Tolbert House Resume May 15

As visitors and summer residents of the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau return to the area for the season, the Cashiers Historical Society is proud to announce the return of their tours of The Zachary-Tolbert House on May 15.  Guided tours of the lovely 157-year-old Greek revival home, considered the crown jewel of Cashiers’ historic homes, will run Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through October 17.  The last tour begins at 2 p.m. and tours last approximately 30-45 minutes.  Admission to the home and grounds is just $5.00, and is FREE to Cashiers Historical Society Members.  Set in the heart of Cashiers, at 1940 Hwy 107, the Zachary-Tolbert House serves as a lasting tribute to some of the earliest pioneers along the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. 

In 1832, Colonel John A. Zachary first travelled here from his home in Surry County over 200 miles away to explore the ancient forests and lush landscape of Western North Carolina. He returned with his family the following spring to become the first permanent homesteaders in the area. Their ancestors still live and work here today (including Silver Creek’s very own broker, Elaine Zachary!)  Colonel Zachary’s son, Mordecai – a skilled carpenter – built what is now known as the Zachary-Tolbert house as a wedding gift for his young bride, Elvira Keener, in 1852.  The Tolbert Family owned the home for most of the 20th century.  Beyond a family home, the house also served as a summer retreat and inn – and now houses the Cashiers Historical Society.  It opened as a public museum in 2001 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Lovingly restored to its original glory, The Zachary-Tolbert House showcases much of the original furniture crafted by Mordecai Zachary himself.  For more information, to book a group tour or to schedule your special event at this very special historic home – call 828-743-7710.

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