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Spring 2019

The Scoop – Spring 2019

  Hot off the Press: BACKPACKING OVERNIGHTS Looking for a great outdoor adventure this spring, but don’t want to travel too far? Jim Parham’s newest book, Backpacking Overnights, is the perfect resource offering 48 multi-day hikes, for hikers of all levels, in the mountains of Georgia and Tennessee. Parham, who grew up in North Georgia…

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People Pleaser

In 2016, there were 18,534 restaurants in the state of Georgia. As of October 2018, Peter Dale has contributed four to that number.  Dale is an award-winning chef who didn’t attend culinary school; more importantly, he’s a restaurateur with a gift. Dale understands the nuances of food and the importance of hospitality, and his restaurants…

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Sons of Sawdust

A series of unfortunate events led brothers Matt and Ben Hobbs to begin a business that now has international reach, with customers calling from as far as Canada for their stunning products. Although Ben no longer works at Sons of Sawdust, Matt has continued to produce custom farm tables, furniture, and entire spaces—all from reclaimed…

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Classic Style with Adeline Mills

Adeline Mills has always had a love of flowers. But it wasn’t until a friend who was getting married and needed to save money on her flowers, did her passion turn into a business. “It started with my friend, and then another person asked, and then another,” Adeline says. “It just took off from there.”…

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Joyners Home

As in the home where they live with their blended family, as in the business they own and operate, as in the way they finish each other sentences, and as in the way they both have impressive visions for the future. The Joyners, who were married three years ago after meeting at a fashion show…

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Third Time Really is the Charm

The building sits at what seems like the corner of College and Hancock Avenues, but upon closer look, the sprawling estate gobbles up almost half (or more) of an Athens city block. Walking up the front steps of this mammoth building and into the stunning and pristine lobby, you would never imagine that it was…

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Going Green

In the early 2000s the Athens-Clarke County Recycling Division teamed up with Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful and applied for the Keep Georgia Beautiful Environmental Education Grant. And they won. With that grant, these two departments were able to start the Green School Program in Athens- Clarke County, with the first “Green School” being designated in…

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Real News

Armendy Faith Davis is a resident of Hart County, Ga., who happened to have a job in Anderson, S.C. Armendy made that commute all the time. It was a boring and uneventful stretch of blacktop that she’d grown accustomed to, so the rain coming down in sheets on the morning of March 6 was not…

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Taste – Spring 2019

I am of the opinion that dedication to learning is the only attribute necessary to master an art. Mimi Maumus is the perfect example of someone who loves to cook good food and has dedicated herself to years of learning and studying and practicing her craft. Her recognition within the Athens community and beyond is…

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