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Fall 2021 Leaf Report – Week 2

Fall 2021 Leaf Report – Week 2

After a dry summer, I wasn't sure if the leaves were really going to perform this fall. But the September rains must have juiced them up because this year's color isn't disappointing! The green seems to be staying on the trees a little longer in some areas of the...

Nine Sweet Spots to Stroll

Nine Sweet Spots to Stroll

Those of us who live in Highland know things casual visitors don’t. Things like where to buy fresh-caught oysters at Christmas time, or what’s the best route to follow during Maple Festival to avoid crowds, or where to walk if you want shade, sheep, or show-stopping...

Fall 2021 Leaf Report – Week 1

Fall 2021 Leaf Report – Week 1

It's that time of year again! My favorite time of year actually. Next to Christmas, of course. The air is crisp and fresh, and cozy fog is laying on the mountains that are turning from lush greens to rustic, autumnal shades. Last year, we (along with helpful community...

Creative Learning in a Tranquil Environment

Creative Learning in a Tranquil Environment

Developing the headline for the Highland Arts Academy was an easy task. Visitors to our county remark first on the scenic beauty and then the peaceful, slower pace of life you experience in this rural environment. The Highland County Arts Council recognized these...

Look Up: Highland has What 85% of the World Doesn’t

Look Up: Highland has What 85% of the World Doesn’t

When friends who don’t live here ask me about the nightlife in Highland County, they are often surprised when I answer that we have an absolutely stellar nightlife here.   Due to our geographical isolation, low population, and high elevation, we have one of the finest...

Highland County Holds Hidden Treasure

Highland County Holds Hidden Treasure

Two weeks ago, on a beautiful warm afternoon, Joe and I hopped in the car to go look for treasure. We arrived at the correct coordinates, but we couldn’t locate the small container that held the prize.  The clue we’d been given read “Not in or on the ground.”  That...

Top 10 FREE Things To Enjoy in Highland County

Top 10 FREE Things To Enjoy in Highland County

With a population of only 2,200 people and only one stoplight (well, actually, it’s a blinking traffic light) one might think there's nothing to do in this little town. In actuality, there is so much to do in Highland County, Virginia! In fact, here are some examples...

Maple Sit-Down Sustenance

Maple Sit-Down Sustenance

Many folks look forward to the yummy maple sustenance our local restaurants offer in March. And, while some dishes are only available during this certain season, many local dives offer maple goodness (and other delectable treats!) all year round. So whether you’re...