‘Hidden Figures’ tops box office, helps highlight film opportunity in Canton

Last March, the city of Canton was transformed into the era of the 1960s space race for the movie “Hidden Figures,” and now the film is rocketing to the top of the box office. By Emily Selby “Hidden Figures” tells the true story of Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson, three African-American women who worked as “human computers” at NASA as the country raced … Continue reading ‘Hidden Figures’ tops box office, helps highlight film opportunity in Canton

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: 3 residents share their holiday mantel masterpieces

Yule logs burning bright, children gathered round the hearth waiting for Santa, chestnuts roasting and candles glowing. The fireplace is often the center of family gatherings and the focal point of the room during the holidays. By Rebecca Johnston Photography by Kathryn Ingall Whether choosing a casual or traditional theme, decorating the mantel offers a chance to let your creativity shine and express your own … Continue reading HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: 3 residents share their holiday mantel masterpieces

SEASONAL SIPS: 3 Cherokee restaurants craft drinks for the holiday season

What better way to warm up the holidays than with a seasonally inspired beverage? By Sampson Jenkins Photography by Kathryn Ingall and Erin Gray Cantrell Local restaurants are serving up Christmas spirit in a variety of hand-crafted specialty hot and cold cocktails and drinks perfect for winter months. Riverstone Corner Bistro in Canton, a farm-to-table restaurant that relies on fresh, high-quality ingredients, is stirring it … Continue reading SEASONAL SIPS: 3 Cherokee restaurants craft drinks for the holiday season

COLUMN: The ‘Mrs’ behind the memories

I’m a sentimental soul this time of year. Holiday memories transport me to epic places from my life and surround me with memories of all the people I have loved. By Carla Barnes The architects of many of these memories happen to be the women in my family, neighborhood, church and long-time family friends who never seem to have a shortage of magic this time … Continue reading COLUMN: The ‘Mrs’ behind the memories

Melt the stress away with a relaxing holiday spa experience

Shopping, cooking and planning for the holidays can be stressful, and with the cold winter wind whipping your skin, health and beauty for the holidays is sometimes difficult to manage. By Emily Selby // Photography by Kathryn Ingall & Erin Gray Cantrell However, local spas and salons in Cherokee have the solution with special holiday treatments to relax your mind and revitalize your skin. Canton … Continue reading Melt the stress away with a relaxing holiday spa experience

GIFT GUIDE: Here are some great gifts to give

Looking for great gifts this year? We’ve got you covered. Check out some great businesses in Cherokee County offering unique gifts for friends and family.  B. Little 121 East Marietta St., Canton (678) 493-9394 B. Little, which opened in downtown Canton in May, is a specialty children’s clothing boutique. Stemming from sister store B. Loved of Canton, B. Little offers a variety of clothing for … Continue reading GIFT GUIDE: Here are some great gifts to give

PAINTED: Art activities for children

Art comes in all shapes and sizes and so do art studios where Cherokee County budding artists can create their very own masterpieces. Both Paper.Scissors.Cake in Woodstock and the Art Barn at Morning Glory Farm in Canton bring art to life for children throughout the year. By Kayla Elder | Photography by Erin Gray Cantrell Paper.Scissors.Cake owner Adria Smith opened her modern, yet cozy, art studio … Continue reading PAINTED: Art activities for children

3 places to scout for vintage finds in Cherokee County

Shopping for vintage finds and antique treasures offers enterprising homeowners a way to update and spruce up their spaces while exploring some of the county’s downtowns. Many of the shops also offer classes to help you turn that old piece of furniture into the perfect piece for your home. Here, we offer suggestions on where to get started on your next project. WOODSTOCK ANTIQUES & … Continue reading 3 places to scout for vintage finds in Cherokee County

COLUMN: Golden Days of Autumn all too short

Autumn was my mother’s favorite season. She saw the beauty in the mellow light and the changing leaves. She loved the golden days with clear blue skies and the cooler nights. She liked the way the pace quickened after the long, slow days of summer. By Rebecca Johnston Back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, we lived in a world without air conditioning. I know that seems … Continue reading COLUMN: Golden Days of Autumn all too short