Get Out and Enjoy Nature on National Hunting & Fishing Day

A proud fisherboy shows off his catch. (©Georgia DNR) By Jennifer McKee September 25 is National Hunting & Fishing Day. Former President Richard M. Nixon established the day in 1972 as a way of celebrating hunters and anglers for the time and money they donated to...

Celebrate the New and Improved Lake Olmstead Stadium with Concerts by Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw on Masters 2022 Weekend

Blake Shelton will perform at Lake Olmstead Stadium on April 6, 2022. (©Debby Wong/Shutterstock) By Jennifer McKee Exciting things are happening now at Lake Olmstead Stadium. It'll no longer sit defunct, thanks to C4 Live and Destination Augusta—instead becoming a...

Augusta’s Arts in the Heart Festival Returns for 2021

Global Stage performances introduce you to many different cultures. (©EXPLOREGEORGIA.ORG) Augusta's beloved arts festival returns for 2021, on a smaller scale. But there are still plenty of activities—and food—to keep your soul and belly nourished. The festival...
Oysters the Name of the Game at Drift Raw Bar

Oysters the Name of the Game at Drift Raw Bar

Drift Raw Bar is the newest go-to spot for oysters in the CSRA. (©Drift Raw Bar) By Jennifer McKee There's a whole lot of shuckin' going on in North Augusta. SRP Park is home to the newest spot in the CSRA for succulent seafood: Drift Raw Bar. And, with the...

Get Your Feast on at Cobb Foodie Week

Get Your Feast on at Cobb Foodie Week

(©Marlow's Tavern) By Jennifer McKee Calling all foodies! You can help support local Atlanta-area restaurants while expanding your palate at Cobb Foodie Week, from September 11-18.This county on the northwest edge of Atlanta is Georgia's third-most populous county and...

Toast the End of Summer with 7 Great Cocktails

Toast the End of Summer with 7 Great Cocktails

Sherry Rested Apple Pie Martini (©Bently Heritage Estate Distillery) By Jennifer McKee Labor Day weekend is upon us, and we're all getting out for one last hurrah before summer ends. Whether you're kicking back at home, out on the lake or at a backyard barbecue, here...

Visit These 8 Great Georgia State Parks Close to Augusta

Visit These 8 Great Georgia State Parks Close to Augusta

Mistletoe State Park (©Linda Hendrickson/Shutterstock) By Jennifer McKee Looking to get back to the Great Outdoors for the long weekend? Whether you want to just kick back in a cabin, go horseback riding, explore history or take part in watersports, these Georgia...

2021 Arts Awards

2021 Arts Awards

By Augusta Magazine Staff Lillie Morris - Artist of the Year Award Lillie Morris is no stranger to the world of art, especially to the abstract world she creates with her paintbrush and imagination. To Morris, emotion and interpretation are key elements to her body of...

“My Uncle Walter”

“My Uncle Walter”

By Brian Panowich “Your Uncle Walter died today. Just two weeks shy of his 99th birthday. He led a full life. No funeral.” That was the entirety of the text message I received from my mother in June to let me know about the death of my uncle. Ninety-nine years of...

Taste August/September 2021

Taste August/September 2021

EAT - Meimei’s Dim Sum By Griffin Nelson  |  Photography by John Antaki I’ve done lots traveling and sampled many different kinds of international food, but Meimei’s Dim Sum was a first for me and I was so excited to try something new to me and to the area! Meihong...

In Good Taste – August/September 2021

In Good Taste – August/September 2021

The Hands That Feed MeBy Vera Stewart | Photos by Amy J. Owen   Throughout my career, I have corrected those that have called me a Chef and just reiterated, that I consider myself a good home cook and a reliable hostess.  Together, those attributes have resulted in a...

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