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

Sit, sup and sip | A look at Woodstock’s ‘Truck & Tap’

A downtown Woodstock business has capitalized on the food truck trend for diners and drinkers as it offers a different one each day in a restaurant setting topped off with local brews. BY KAYLA ELDER // PHOTOGRAPHY BY KATHRYN INGALL Truck and Tap, which planted roots in downtown Woodstock last fall, has taken advantage of the popularity of food trucks and beverages on tap by … Continue reading Sit, sup and sip | A look at Woodstock’s ‘Truck & Tap’

The scoop on some of Cherokee’s sweet treats

By Rebecca Johnston Photography by Erin Gray Cantrell & Kathryn Ingall Sweet Escapes 9776 E. Cherokee Drive Canton (678) 880-9176 sweetescapes.letseat.at Those looking for something cold, sweet and delicious can find just the right flavors at Sweet Escapes in the Macedonia community. Set in a curve of the road on East Cherokee Drive, the locally owned and operated ice cream parlor, bakery, and café offers … Continue reading The scoop on some of Cherokee’s sweet treats

Summertime brings sweet memories

As we get older, the summertimes of our lives fly by all too quickly, both literally and figuratively. As a child, summer seemed to stretch out before me forever, filled with slow lazy days of playing outdoors, swimming at the Canton pool, eating popsicles and catching lightning bugs in the early evening dusk. By Rebecca Johnston As the song says, summertime and the living is … Continue reading Summertime brings sweet memories

Column: A MacGuffin with a side of chips

Sadly I am quite unapologetic about my book addiction. The piles of read and unread books that line the wall beside the bed are a testament to my devotion to the favorites and to the discovery of new ones. Some make their way up to the small library upstairs, but others sit at the ready on the floor to the dismay of my husband, Doug, … Continue reading Column: A MacGuffin with a side of chips