Building Homes for Hope

A preview of the second annual Lake Oconee Showcase of Homes tour to benefit Greene County Habitat for Humanity. Last fall, Greene County Habitat for Humanity (GCHFH) launched its first ever “Showcase of Homes” tour at Reynolds Lake Oconee in hopes of raising funds to support its building projects throughout the coming year. The wake…

Accessible Elegance

The Woodward family opens their home to support the Shepherd Center – Inside this luxurious estate at Reynolds Lake Oconee, it might be necessary to point out during the Showcase of Homes tour that it is completely handicapped accessible, and that’s exactly what the homeowners were aiming for when designing and building their new home….

Dogs in Business

Meet the furry faces that greet customers and clients each day at local businesses around the lake – For some businesses around Lake Oconee, every day is “Take Your Dog to Work Day.” Like many of us, these business owners understand that life is better with dogs, and so it follows that work would be…

20 Years of Rescue

This year, the Oconee Regional Humane Society (ORHS) commemorates two decades worth of rescue and adoption. They plan to celebrate in style on Sept. 28 with a “Great Catsby and Barking 20s” birthday gala at Highgate Estate and Gardens in Greensboro. And, the group has a lot to celebrate. Over the course of the past…

From the Heart: A Home for Hope

Greene County Habitat celebrates the completion of its newest home, built with funds from its Showcase of Homes tour – The houses that line Union Station road in Greensboro are typically quiet in the afternoons, but on July 14, one house in particular saw an abundance of traffic. A steep driveway led up to the…

Behind the Brush: Finding Flow

Holly Parker turns gourds into art from her home studio in Eatonton – The home studio of Eatonton artist, Holly Parker, is both calming and energetic. It’s a place she says allows her to accept the creative energy as it begins to flow – a place where a lowly gourd can become an exquisite work…

In Play: Eating up the Natchez Trace

– By Bill Dudley –   The Natchez Trace is a broad path between Natchez, Mississippi, and Nashville, Tennessee. It was formed by prehistoric animals finding their way from the eastern Midwest plains to the Mississippi River and later used by the Chickasaw Indians as a trading route and war path.   Doesn’t that sound like a…

Retracing Oliver Hardy’s Georgia Roots

The Oliver Hardy Festival, 31st year, will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in Harlem, Georgia. For more information contact 707-556-0043 or email cityofharlem@harlemga.org. By Leara Rhodes Mississippi, not Georgia, was the setting of the film Zenobia (1939) in the 1870s. The modest town doctor had a daughter who wanted to marry the son…