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...

Short Takes: May 2016

Marin Rose Order. Balance. Beauty. That’s the three-pronged approach Marin Rose, owner of Libra Organizing, brings into her clients’ homes. Rose moved to Augusta in 2012 and has been clearing away clutter ever since. She says, “I love that, in a single day, I can...

Short Takes: April 2016

Willie Jones What Willie Jones remembers best is all the walking. Favorite hole at the Augusta National:Hole number 17 because it’s the most difficult. My Jack Nicklaus moment: We played with him one time; Brewer was getting some tips from him! I’ve also met:...