The Dish: Signature Southern

– Mint Juleps Kitchen brings hometown hospitality and upscale dining to a comfortable corner in historic Madison – Written by Andrea Gable – Photographed by Jesse Walker – Last September, Madison’s historic buggy factory, just off Main Street, came alive once more as Mint Juleps Kitchen opened its doors and invited the community to enjoy…

In the Spirit: Julep 229

– The Place celebrates spring with addition of blueberry julep to seasonal cocktail menu – Written by Leara Rhodes – Photographed by Justin Evans – Perhaps no other cocktail better symbolizes classy sipping in the South, especially around Derby Day, than the mint julep. Frosty cups, brimming with ice and anchored by bourbon, satisfy on…

Georgia’s Bourbon Trail

– Written by Kathleen Mansfield – Known as “America’s Native Spirit,” bourbon has been around since the late 1700s. In the last decade or so it has seen a resurgence in Georgia and across the South, aided by the growing popularity of craft breweries and the “buy local” movement. There is a saying that “All…

Fox Family Home Build

– Be the Change-Brandy Angel Foundation, Inc., readies to break ground on Fox Family Home Build Project – Photographed by Brandy Angel – When Brandy Angel first met Cadence Fox and her family in 2015, she was nine years old and had just been diagnosed with two germinoma brain tumors. She was given just six…

Hanging Beauties

– Steffen Thomas Museum hosts an exhibition of work by members of the Lake Oconee Quilt Guild – Written by Clare Wolfe – The history of America can be seen in the history of quilts – in the rich heritage of artisans who have painstakingly created practical and beautiful pieces of living art. This art…

Blossoming Knowledge

– 10 Tips After 40 Years of Gardening – Written by Barbie Colvin – We gardeners are shaped by the gardeners we meet along the way. We share experiences, compare stories, and adjust our practices based on what we’ve seen, heard, and learned from others. I’ve been gardening for more than 40 years and have…

Showcase of Literary Arts

– Georgia Writers Museum spotlights Hall of Fame authors with quarterly book club. – Written by Vickie Spivey “He’s a good boy, he takes instruction well; I just can’t think of enough things to tell him not to do.” Ferrol Sams, Run with the Horseman If you are an avid reader or writer, one-liners from…

Light the Fire: Warm Alcoholic Drinks for Winter Sipping

– Written by Jane F. Garvey Asking for a warm cocktail usually gets odd looks from most bartenders, but Staplehouse’s Ben Richardson jumped right in and took hold of the assignment. I wanted something simple but warming, and double good if it used a Georgia-produced spirit. Disappearing behind the restaurant’s tiny kitchen area, he emerged…

Life Preservers

– By Linda Wagner –   Red, blue, gray, green four notebooks, four stories treasured pages of life, death, indelible relationships, live forever in them.   Priceless faded photographs my young mother laughing, early ancestors dressed in black. Time remains as it was; we alone have changed.   I see loved ones, search their faces,…

‘You are hereby summoned…’

A tale of the transformative power of serving on a jury in Greene County – WRITTEN BY LEE HEFFERNAN “You are hereby summoned…” – four simple words that have the power to create feelings of dread when one receives the single page notice of jury duty demanding you show up at the courthouse on a…