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Appointments at Five

By Ashlee Duren  |  Photos by of Amy J. Owen   Jarrett Kemp is hitting her stride with her newest venture. Six months ago, the Athens native bought Appointments at Five, a boutique for the home that specializes in English and French antiques along with a variety of home décor accessories and gifts. Kitty Culpepper…

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Tabletop Pop

By Hailea Boykin   From friends to business owners, Alexa Stevenson and Kingsley Strong know a thing or two when it comes to a stylish tablescape. The two attended the University of Georgia together and unknowingly were in the same sorority though they never really connected. After leaving Athens for some years to pursue business…

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A New Bloom

By Griffin Nelson   The secret is not so secret anymore: R&R Secret Farm opened a storefront at 919 N Chase St. at the end of 2023! Open from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, R&R Secret Flowers has allowed owner Rita O’Brien to further serve the Athens community, and to hire…

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A Glorious Spring

Historic sites, the integration of art and landscapes, picturesque water features and unique plants are the height of the 31st Tour of Gardens, presented by The Piedmont Gardeners. The tour, will feature six Oconee County gardens on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Three gardens are located in downtown…

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Marathon for Miracles

Partake in this year’s UGA® Miracle annual Dance Marathon fundraising event February 24 through 25. The Dance Marathon is a weekend-long event that brings together the University of Georgia and the Athens community. Activities span throughout the night and include speakers, dancing and families sharing their stories.  UGA® Miracle is the largest student-run philanthropy at…

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2024 Athens’ Game Changers

By Athens Magazine Staff  |  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…

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Classic Style, A Stitch in Time

By Jennifer McKee   In Renee Scalzini’s case, form does follow function in crafting artisanal handbags. But so much more comes into play. Hers is a vision that pays homage to her immigrant roots.  “This isn’t just about selling handbags, it’s about solving a problem, making a difference and inspiring women of all ages to…

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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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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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