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Modern Heirlooms

These charcuterie boards are worthy of being passed from generation to generation. By Jennifer McKee  |  Photos courtesy of Shelly Chandler   Shelly Chandler sees her charcuterie boards as a modern replacement for grandma’s bread bowl.  “I want to them to be something that can be handed down through the generations,” says Chandler. “Something sturdy…

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Seasons of Love

By Jennifer McKee | Photos courtesy of Love.Craft Athens   More than 80% of people with disabilities are unemployed and unengaged in their community.  Love.Craft Athens’ mission is to reverse that number and to create a more inclusive community, welcoming developmentally disabled adults into its art, music and job skills programs.  It’s the perfect time…

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Soaps Up

By Jennifer McKee  |  Photos courtesy of Johnette Rodgers   It all started with a Georgia breeze.  Georgia Breeze soap, to be exact. A clean, refreshing, invigorating scent reminiscent of a cool mountain breeze. That was Johnette Rodgers’ first introduction to Andree’s Essential Soaps. Today, Rodgers owns and operates the company. “I’ve shopped at Andree’s…

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For the Joy of Flowers

By Jennifer McKee  |  Photos courtesy of R&R Secret Farm   Tucked away inside a residential neighborhood in Athens lies one of The Classic City’s natural gems.  R&R Secret Farm sits on a .7-acre plot owned by Rita and Robert O’Brien, hence the R&R. Secret because it’s something you wouldn’t expect to find in Athens. …

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Totally Taylored

By Hailea Boykin  |  Photos by Evermore Photo Co.   Sustainable living can seem like a daunting lifestyle to pull off successfully. So much of our daily lives involve creating and leaving waste in our wake, but even the smallest considerations can help minimize our effects on the planet. While it’s hard to dive headfirst…

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Pedal Driven Cycles

By Hailea Boykin  |  Photos Courtesy of Ben Mistak   Located on Broad Street is a custom bicycle frame builder and skate shop called Pedal Driven Cycles (PDC) – one of a handful of small American manufacturers left that both builds and sells bikes in house. As the shop owner, David Harrison is the man…

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For The Love of Art

By Hailea Boykin Part of my teen and early adult years included puzzles with my cousin. One thousand (sometimes even more) pieces were dumped on the perfectly square, black folding table in front of the living room TV. For some reason we always chose the most difficult designs and would spend hours sorting and grouping…

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The Gift of Athens

By Hailea Boykin Photos by Kathryn Ann Waller Longtime readers of our magazine know that the Classic City is about community, art, education and, of course, UGA football. All of these things create a welcoming and well-rounded atmosphere that you’re not likely to experience elsewhere – not to mention shopping local is a self-indulgent treat.…

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Shuck Truck

By Griffin Nelson Photos Courtesy of Evermore Photo Co. The only thing better than oysters by the dozen, is oysters by the dozen in your front yard. That’s right, Seabear Oyster Bar is now coming to you! When Covid hit, Noah Brendel and Patrick Stubbers wanted to find a way to continue serving their community,…

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Art for the Outcast

Will Eskridge has had a roaring passion for art since a very young age. “I’ve done art since preschool,” said Eskridge. “I always knew what I wanted to do since I was a kid.” Having a veterinarian as a father and an artist as a mother, Eskridge molded both of his upbringings into his passion.…

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