Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Week At Cashiers Village

The first two double kiosks that will anchor the Hillside Shops are coming along nicely.

The restrooms sit behind the shops. For orientation purposes, this view is from our new Hillside Park (home to Mountain Film Festival) looking down on Tommy's parking lot.

With less than two weeks left before Mountain Film Festival, staff and consultants walked Hillside Park on Tuesday, June 23, further refining the logistics to ensure a most memorable event.

Here we are on the first tier of Hillside Park, looking down over the Hillside Shops.

What a view!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Cashiers Chamber of Commerce After Hours Event, July 9th


5PM – 7PM (or when things run out)

LOCATION: CASHIERS VILLAGE HILLSIDE PARK (up the hill behind Tommy’s Coffee Shop). In case of rain, the event will be held inside Tommy’s Coffee Shop.

BEVERAGES: Featuring the wines of Westbend Vineyards (of Yadkin Valley, NC) as well as tastings of other North Carolina wines. Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company will provide their micro-brewed beer. Sodas and water will be available as well.

Tommy’s Coffee Shop will be passing out Free Affogato Cards to Chamber Members. (Affogato is a heavenly dessert of hot espresso poured over rich vanilla gelato…a perfect summertime treat!)

Zeke & Earl’s and Good Food will provide delicious treats.

SPECIAL GUEST: Director Matt Morris (two of his films are featured in the Film Festival).

Tickets for Mountain Film Cashiers 2009 will be available for purchase.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Film Lineup Announced for Mountain Film Festival

(Click on the poster to enlarge.)

The films have been selected for our upcoming Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour Extravaganza:

The Job
Red Gold
Running Down the Man
Pickin' & Trimmin'
History Making Farming Author on the Move
Look to the Ground
Trial & Error Progression
Deep (Shinsetsu)
Revolution One
The Last Butcher in Little Italy
The Last Frontier
Fridays at the Farm

Different outdoor, adventure and environmental short films will show each night. Tickets are now available on our web site or at Tommy's Coffee Shop in Cashiers, NC.
See you there!

Westbend Winery To Be Featured At Cashiers Mountain Film Festival

Mountain Film Festival at Cashiers Village is excited to announce that we have selected the premium wines of Westbend Vineyards for the event. The Festival kicks off Friday, July 10th, at 6:00pm with "Meet the Westbend Winemaker and Owner". Lillian Kroustalis, owner, and Mark Terry, General Manager and Winemaker, will be pouring their wines and answering questions about the products and techniques that led the Wine Spectator to score Westbend wines the highest of any other North Carolina wines. Ms. Kroustalis and Mr. Terry will return Saturday at 6pm, available both nights to visit with attendees until 7:30pm. Several examples of their superior wines will be served, both included in the admission fee, and by the glass.

Westbend Vineyards is located in Lewisville, North Carolina. The 60 acres of prime vinifera vineyards are neatly tucked into the gently rolling countryside in the northwest corner of Forsyth County, where the Yadkin Valley begins. The first vineyard at Westbend was planted in 1972 by owner Jack Kroustalis. Production is over 6,000 cases annually with commercial distribution throughout North Carolina.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cashiers Village Hillside Shops In Progress!

This is what the soon-to-be Hillside Shops project looked like last Friday, May 29. Construction was well underway for the first set of cottages that sit at the back of the garden. The same buildings will also contain the restrooms.

It was decided that one cottage would be omitted from the original plan to preserve the very old and stately American Holly tree to the right of the gazebo.

Here you can see the new grassy area behind the Shops that is our newly-developed Hillside Park.

The photo below was taken from the top of Cashiers Village Hillside Park which has undergone a total beautification in order to host the Mountain Film Festival July 10-11. Tickets are now available on our web site (click HERE) and at Tommy's Coffee Shop. Check back soon for more exciting details on the Festival.