Short Takes: February/March 2017

Short Takes: February/March 2017

FACES Masters Hostess with the Mostest  It’s been said that it takes 10,000 hours to master a complicated task, and if anyone has mastered the art of getting a house ready for the tournament, it’s Laurie Easterlin. She’s rented her Skinner Miller Road home for 25...
Short Takes: January 2017

Short Takes: January 2017

FACES Augusta Physician is the Face of Men’s Health Magazine When the average Augusta guy decides to work out, he might pop into the Kroc Center to lift weights or hop a bike for a ride along the canal. When Dr. Jed Ballard works out, he’ll run sprints while pushing a...
Short Takes: November 2016

Short Takes: November 2016

FACES Social Dance Tradition in Augusta Still Going Strong If you’ve ever taken Social dance, the memories linger for years: White kid gloves on ladies and the navy jackets on gentlemen, that first stilted shuffle around the ballroom floor to “Moon River” and the...
Short Takes: October 2016

Short Takes: October 2016

FACES She’s Patient With Pups Patience Wildermuth is often spoken of in reverent tones among Augusta canine owners. Many call her the “dog whisperer” for her almost magical methods of training wayward pups. Her interest in dogs began early when she watched her...
Short Takes: August – September 2016

Short Takes: August – September 2016

GETAWAYS Decatur, Georgia Why Go: The annual Decatur Book Festival, one of the country’s biggest, is always a cerebral feast for lit lovers and this year’s event will be particularly memorable. Organizers are honoring the life and work of the late Pat Conroy....

Short Takes: June/July 2016

Faces: Diane Sprague Every time it stormed in Diane Sprague’s Forest Hills neighborhood, the sky would literally fall. “I’d walk down Park Avenue and I’d hear the crack of branches and limbs would be all over the place,” says Sprague. She and her family chose to live...