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spring2024

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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Taste – Spring 2024

GOOD “DRY” TIMES By Griffin Nelson | Photos by Andrew Thomas Lee For thousands of years, alcohol was a necessary part of almost every civilization. The fermentation process would kill potential bacteria, making it often the safer drink before water purification methods were invented. Each region created a beverage of choice based on what was…

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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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