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

EATING LIKE A QUEEN: New restaurant serves up delectable Southern fare

Those looking for the perfectly prepared Southern fare with a modern twist need to go no further than downtown Canton, where restaurateur Zach Kell has opened his latest offering in a lively, bright space that welcomes diners to sit a spell and unwind. written by Rebecca Johnston | photography by Erin Gray Cantrell Queenie’s, A Southern Restaurant and Bar serves up delicious Southern staples and … Continue reading EATING LIKE A QUEEN: New restaurant serves up delectable Southern fare

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

The true story behind Feather’s Edge Winery

Ball Ground artists Julie and David Boone say they have always liked to “grow things” whether it be a business, a garden or a piece of art. With the opening of Feathers Edge Vineyards on the 24 acres where they operate their art gallery just north of town, the Boones are putting their dreams into flight. The two are the force behind the popular Wildcat … Continue reading The true story behind Feather’s Edge Winery

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