High Flyers:

Lake Country Flying Club members share their love of the skies with students and the community through the Greene County Regional Airport. All work and no play can make for a very dull pilot. After the arduous hours of training and required testing for flight certification, new pilots are often ready to take to the…

Connecting the Dots:

From London to Boston to Eatonton, the Garrett family connects guests at the Dot 2 Dot Inn to their new community. Karen Henry-Garrett and her husband, Richard, welcome guests to the Dot 2 Dot Inn with an air of Southern hospitality that makes you think they have lived in Georgia their whole life. Not many…

Dominica: Off the Grid

– Natural jewel of the Caribbean encourages Eco-Tourism on its way to becoming the first climate-resilient nation. My summer on Dominica was where I learned to feel safe away from home. I had traveled before, but mostly in Europe and was accustomed to busy metropolitan areas. In Dominica, my daughter and I lived in one…

In Play: Kenya Beat This?

– Local columnist survives Africa and the Middle East with a newfound appreciation for adventure. Until recently, I was well on the way to achieving my life-long ambition of never visiting places where the people want to kill me or the animals want to eat me. But now, who knows? You see, I am married…

Up to Par: Worshiping at the ‘Cathedral of Golf’

– A true believer hits the links at St. Andrews in Scotland. Vacations are a funny thing. After months of diligent planning, an off-handed detour can become the Holy Grail of the entire trip. Such was the case during our 25th anniversary trip to Scotland, Ireland, and England. My wife, Wendy, loves European history and…

Behind the Brush: Portraits of Patriotism

– After traveling the world in service to our country, local veterans find solace in art therapy. In spite of the morning heat, Stan Strickland was up early with his painting tools ready. Strickland, Strickland, an 81-year-old artist and former Air Force air traffic controller, was overseeing a portraiture workshop for veterans with disabilities at…

In the Garden: Peace prevails in the Briar Patch

Global Peace Pole Project is represented in Eatonton’s Butterflies & Blooms habitat. What do Eatonton, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and the Magnetic North Pole all have in common? They all proudly claim a Peace Pole, a four-, six-, or eight-sided monument bearing the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in a different language on…

Faces of Farmers Markets

It’s not just the farmers who connect us to the land. It’s their stories, shared with generations, that show us the importance of sustainable farms in our own communities. It’s also the ones who tell their stories and unite producers and consumers, helping them learn about their food and the faces behind it. Farmers Markets…

Who is Oconee Joe?

The bright green shoots of early spring fill the trees around with the promise of sunshine and warmth. Winter, as mild as it has been, is finished. The days are longer, the birds are chirping, and the river is flowing. The current of the Oconee River as it rolls by is inviting. In our piedmont…

chef driven | driven chef – reimagining rural farm-to-fork

Krista Williams bustles around the cramped kitchen, plating hand-rolled ravioli with tomato coulis. With nearly every turn, she bumps into someone; her sous chef, a runner, the pastry master with the cheesecake. But no one minds. They’re all friends and co-workers and all focused on the task at hand. The joking and laughing will resume…