Woodstock-based ACT TOGETHER holds annual event

In a few short weeks, the school bell will resume ringing and children throughout north Atlanta will return to school for a new school year. Among these children are foster and low-income students who need support from the community to have the essentials needed to begin the school year. This summer Act Together Ministries will host its ninth Tools 4 School event at His Hands … Continue reading Woodstock-based ACT TOGETHER holds annual event

From farm, to market, to table in Cherokee County

By Sampson Jenkins Woodstock native Ken Jones with K Jones Farm will participate in the Woodstock Farmers market this season for the second time, offering fresh vegetables, diverse perennials and annual lines of produce. Jones is one of dozens of farmers who will participate in farmers markets in Cherokee County this summer. “I always liked the growing side of the business along with edible plants. … Continue reading From farm, to market, to table in Cherokee County

IN SHAPE: Adopting a healthier lifestyle

Every year, millions of Americans make the same New Year’s resolution: be more fit, lose weight, live a healthier lifestyle. By Emily Selby // Photography by Kathryn Ingall However, people often struggle to keep this resolution after the month of January. Without a personal trainer, class schedule, or friend to keep them accountable, it’s easy to make up an excuse not to workout. But there are … Continue reading IN SHAPE: Adopting a healthier lifestyle

‘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

Kurt Sutton ends Mark Twain role with Jan. 14 performance

Bringing history to life for more than 20 years, one nationally acclaimed man is saying farewell by putting on his white suit once more and gracing the local stage with a show that delights every age. By Kayla Elder >> Photography by Kathryn Ingall Kurt Sutton, 72, will bring to life Samuel Clemens’ Mark Twain for the last time at Canton Theatre on Jan. 14 with … Continue reading Kurt Sutton ends Mark Twain role with Jan. 14 performance

Our 2017 listing featuring the Best Of Cherokee

We had thousands of votes this year for our annual Best Of Cherokee! Thanks to our readers for sending in your votes for your favorites. We hope you enjoy reading this section and get ideas on where you can go eat, be entertained and more for 2017.  Compiled and photographed by Cherokee Life staff Best Golf Course BridgeMill 1190 Bridge Mill Ave., Canton 770-345-5500 http://www.bridgemillathleticclub.com/golfContinue reading Our 2017 listing featuring the Best Of Cherokee

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