Visit Columbia County’s Restaurants the Week of January 24

The Crazy Empanada is a participating restaurant in 2022's Columbia County Restaurant Week. (©John Antaki) By Jennifer McKee Columbia County Restaurant Week returns for its second year January 24-30. Whether you plan to visit an old favorite or discover something new,...

Sacred Waters

By Jim Garvey  |  Photos by Mark Albertin Okefenokee. The magical name carries images of a dark, untouched wilderness of cypress, Spanish moss, exotic birds and alligators. I’d always meant to see it someday. Maybe that day was now. The adventure began at the Fresh...

How to Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., on August 28. 1963. (©Wikimedia Commons) By Jennifer McKee Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was born in Atlanta on January 15, 1929. Inspired by the teachings of Gandhi in seminary school,...
Popular Van Gogh Art Exhibit Set for Augusta

Popular Van Gogh Art Exhibit Set for Augusta

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is coming to Augusta soon. (©Paquin Entertainment Group) By Jennifer McKee Augusta art lovers will soon be able to immerse themselves in sunflowers, streetscapes, fields and starry nights—in total, more than 300 of Vincent Van...

Climbing the Ladder

Climbing the Ladder

By Ashlee Duren  |  Photos by Amy J. Owen Odie Donald II knows a thing or two about starting at the bottom and climbing the proverbial corporate, or in his case, government ladder. The journey to Augusta and his job as city administrator did not begin intentionally....

Palate January 2022

Palate January 2022

EAT - Black Lotus Cuisine By Griffin Nelson  |  Photography by John Antaki When it comes to a great meal experience, the environment is just as important as the food. I’ve always loved creative food, but I’m particularly impressed when someone comes up with a creative...

In Good Taste – January 2022

In Good Taste – January 2022

Planning for the New YearBy Vera Stewart | Photography by Amy J. Owen   In 1979, after my first son was born, I made the decision to be a stay-at-home mom and leave the classroom. Equipped with a degree in home economics and a passion for cooking and entertaining, I...

Publisher Notes: January 2022

Happy New Year! We have turned the page on 2021. A new year brings renewed hope and a clean slate. As a city, and a nation, we have struggled through some of the most difficult challenges I can remember, but it appears we are coming out on the other side and I am...

The 12 Days of Christmas Gifts

The 12 Days of Christmas Gifts

Keep those tootsies warm and dry in Tiptoes. (©Tiptoes) By Jennifer McKee There are so many great gift items out there, it can be overwhelming. From home to health & beauty to soft goods and beautiful bottles, here’s a gift for every day of the Christmas season....

‘Tis the Season for Cocktails!

‘Tis the Season for Cocktails!

Under the MistleGrove (courtesy Bently Heritage) By Jennifer McKee Celebrate the December holidays with these five festive drinks that burst with flavor. Standing Under the MistleGrove 1.5 oz.  Bently Heritage Juniper Grove Atrium Gin 1 oz. cranberry juice0.5 oz....

17 Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes We Love

17 Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes We Love

Apple Cider Punch (courtesy NOLET's Gin) By Jennifer McKee Happy Thanksgiving! Help put the spirit in the holidays with these cocktails that make any meal festive. Let the merry-making commence! Apple Cider Punch (courtesy NOLET's Gin) 750 ml NOLET’S Silver Dry...

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It’s comforting to remember that even in 2020, by popular acclaim the worst year most of us have ever had the misfortune to endure, there are still plenty of bests to offset all the worsts. Please enjoy all the proof the following pages provide.   DINING...

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