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A Home in Tune

By Ashlee Duren | Photos by Amy J. Owen Rebecca and Adam Stroup share a love of art and music. The couple, both natives of Augusta, moved to the Athens area in 2019 with Adam’s job. They initially lived in Normaltown but when it came time to build their forever home they settled in the…

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Taste – Summer 2021

  EAT Ramen as high end casual dining – is here and it’s coming in hot! Athens officially has its own ramen bar located on Broad Street downtown. Jinya Ramen Bar tops their handmade noodle bowls with popular combinations of meat, vegetables, eggs, seaweed and more. In fact, the possibilities are endless! Of course if…

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Victory in the East

May 8th marked the 76th anniversary of V-E Day, commemorating the end of World War II in Europe. The day passed with little fanfare compared to last year’s 75th anniversary. The cataclysm of World War II drifts further into the past, as those who remember continue to dwindle into twilight. Memories fade, and myth takes…

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The Scoop – Summer 2021

Shop Social with Epiphany Epiphany was opened in August 2014 by Dara Buczynsky and her husband Paul. With no business experience, she did have a few other things, a great love for Jesus, a passion for fashion, and a heart of gold built for giving back. You can catch Buczynsky and her daughter, Leah –…

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Your Next Kitchen

Wendy and Jeff Ritchey founded their company, Next Kitchen and Bath, while preparing and cooking countless meals during quarantine. Jeff, a Georgia Southern graduate with a degree in building construction, is a licensed general contractor in more than 20 states. Wendy, an Athens native, was a designer for one of Atlanta’s premier residential design firms…

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Mark Richt – Still a Top Dawg

  If you’ve followed Georgia football with even a modicum of passing interest in the past 25 years, you probably have a pretty clear picture of Mark Richt that lingers in your head. Likely, it’s one of a calm, measured and focused figure who exuded confidence on the sidelines, pushed for the best out of…

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