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

Inside Woodstock’s Semper Fi Bar & Grille

A bar and eatery in Woodstock is living up to its name to honor veterans and first responders while welcoming everyone else to be part of the camaraderie. By Sampson Jenkins >>> Photograpy by Kathryn Ingall Woodstock residents and former U.S. Marines Ralph and Carrie Roeger opened Semper Fi Bar and Grille in August 2015 and since then have witnessed their Main Street restaurant turn into … Continue reading Inside Woodstock’s Semper Fi Bar & Grille

Inside Woodstock’s MadLife: where entertainment & food meet

It’s like magic. At least that’s what MadLife founder Mike Levi calls it when a connection happens between a musician and a music lover at Woodstock’s new music venue. By Kimeko McCoy | Photography courtesy of MadLife   Downtown Woodstock’s MadLife Stage and Studios boasts an estimated 7,000 square feet on the main level and almost 2,000 more square feet on the second level. It … Continue reading Inside Woodstock’s MadLife: where entertainment & food meet

FALL FUN: Your guide to Cherokee County’s Riverfest

For the 32nd year of the Riverfest Arts & Crafts Festival, the Service League of Cherokee County has plenty of fresh offerings on tap including a pumpkin patch and mechanical bull for children, a trio of popular food trucks and of course plenty of arts and crafts. Riverfest Sept. 24, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sept. 25, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Boling Park 1200 … Continue reading FALL FUN: Your guide to Cherokee County’s Riverfest

Movies, restaurants give Ball Ground a boost

The once sleepy streets of Ball Ground have transitioned into an emerging destination as tourists and locals flock downtown to enjoy a variety of activities ranging from a weekend concert at the park to grabbing a milkshake and burger at one of the bustling restaurants. By Sampson Jenkins // Photography by Kathryn Ingall With the town hitting all-time highs in population and new businesses occupying … Continue reading Movies, restaurants give Ball Ground a boost

FARM to TABLE: A guide to Cherokee County’s farmers markets

Canton couple Nicole and Mary Fischer-Mullins went out on a limb to see if they could make a living out of their passion for pushing the limits when it comes to food. In their venture, they turned their two-acre property into a small, yet diverse, farm boasting everything from fruits and vegetables, to flowers and even a chicken coop. written by Kimeko McCoy photography by Kathryn … Continue reading FARM to TABLE: A guide to Cherokee County’s farmers markets