Inside the Outer Banks:

Uncovering the rest of the story of North Carolina’s renowned coast.             As soon as I walked into the library, voices called my name. My fifth-grade self would make a bee-line to the back wall where rows and rows of multi-colored, textured hard-back books lived. I would pluck the one that peaked my interest, flip…

Counting Countries:

Meet Charles and Alla Campbell, a local couple on a mission to visit every country in the world. Only three more to go.             Of the thousands of photos living in self-crafted photography books on shelves, the multi-colored glass sculptures resting on wooden coffee tables, tapestries of kaleidoscopic colors softening the hard wood floors, what…

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…

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…

The business of inspiring art

Ask almost any artist about their livelihood and they’ll likely tell you they love creating art, but hate the business side of things. But in recent years, many have found a business approach that works for them, whether it be an artist co-op arrangement through a local guild, or retail stores committed to selling only…