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Athens Magazine Gift Guide 2023

The holiday season is upon us – a time when our thoughts turn to family, friends and gift-giving. We wanted to share a few of our favorite finds when searching for gifts for our loved ones.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR GIFT GUIDE DIGITAL FLIP BOOK   — Photo by Dzenina Lukac on Pexels

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Athens Magazine Giving Guide 2023

As you complete your holiday lists, please consider gifts to the following local charities that offer worthwhile and much needed services to our community. Whether in honor or in memory of a loved one, or simply as a part of your annual charitable giving, a gift to one of these worthy organizations will help enhance…

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Dutch Spirits on Georgia Soil

By Jim Garvey | Photos by Mark Albertin Atlanta was good to Erik and Karin Vonk. Since moving there from the Netherlands in 1976, Erik enjoyed success in international banking and business, and Karin, his wife, received her Executive Master of Business Administration from Emory University.  The couple moved out of town to Powder Springs,…

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The Rarified Era

The Trio of former Bulldogs focused on leading Georgia to unprecedented heights   By Johnathan McGinty It’s rare enough to find an alum of a school serving as the head coach of its college football program, and it’s even rarer to have what you have at Georgia where three of the primary leaders on its…

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Okefenokee swamp

Sacred Waters

By Jim Garvey | Photos by Mark Albertin Okefenokee. The magical name carries images of a dark, untouched wilderness of cypress, Spanish moss, exotic birds and alligators. I’d always meant to see it someday. Maybe that day was now.  The adventure began at the Fresh Market. I was filling my cart with fish, greens, fruit,…

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Trestle Thrasher

An Eye for Design

By Johnathan McGinty | Photos courtesy of Listen, love may not have blossomed at first sight, but it’s safe to say it was seeded by a first frame. More than two decades ago, Beth Hall Thrasher eagerly snatched up a beautiful work of art from a young, up-and-coming photographer named Jason Thrasher. It was…

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Gamechangers 2023 winners photo

2023 Athens’ Game Changers

By Hailea Boykin  |  Photography by Evermore Photo Co. Athens is an incredible community where passionate compassion runs deep. Many of the challenges and opportunities the community faces today are dramatically different from those of ages past. It is critically important that we have fresh eyes and minds to address our changing environment. It takes…

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Georgia Club Foundation Announces 2022 Christmas Tour of Homes

After a four-year hiatus, The Georgia Club Foundation, the philanthropic arm of The Georgia Club, is bringing back its annual Christmas Tour of Homes, with proceeds benefitting The Sparrow’s Nest and The Oconee Area Resource Council. The one-day event, held on Sunday, December 11, is designed to put you in the holiday spirit and it…

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The Boys of Fall

By Johnathan McGinty | Photos courtesy of Getty Images It’s safe to say the vibe in Athens has been, well, quite positive the past few months. The sun shines a bit brighter. The beer tastes a little colder. The barks are a tad louder. Such is the case when you’re home to the reigning national…

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Curated Elegance

Photos courtesy of Amy J. Owen Stepping inside the Watkinsville home of Nina and Chad Keller you feel an immediate calm. The soothing palette of soft whites, creams, golds and pale blues were an easy pick for the Kellers when decorating their new home. After months of looking for the perfect lot in Athens, the…

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