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            After 15 years of hosting literary events in downtown Decatur over Labor Day Weekend and growing into one of the largest independent book festivals in the country, the AJC Decatur Book Festival is making a permanent move to the first weekend of October.

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            The summer of 1969 was a season of excitement and bittersweetness in between the tragedies that occurred. At the beginning of Ahmir (AKA, Questlove) Thompson’s new concert documentary “Summer of Soul,” we get a recap of the second half of the 1960s, with assassination after assas…

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The Big Canoe Artists Club meets the first Thursday of most months at 10 a.m. in the Broyles Community Center at the Big Canoe Chapel. Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept 2. Membership in the club is $25 per year, and is open to all Big Canoe property owners regardless of skill …

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            Summertime was a very busy time for photographers around Big Canoe. The lush vegetation and sparkling mountain creeks and rivers kept the flowers green, the waterfalls gushing and the cameras clicking! This is ground-zero for nature photographers hoping to see bears, exotic birds…

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            One of North Georgia’s most popular family day trips is returning this fall. The Booth Western Art Museum brings back one of its most popular events, the Cowboy Festival & Symposium, Friday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 23.

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            The Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has been working closely with local health officials to monitor our community’s status regarding COVID-19 and hospital space available for all illnesses/accidents. This coupled with supply and transportation issues has led…

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Giverny in Georgia?Gibbs Gardens takes on a decidedly French ambiance in September as 147 varieties of hardy and tropical water lilies burst forth with jewel-toned colors in full, gorgeous bloom. C’est magnifique!

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          Music-lovers wanting to hear the performer who was arguably Atlanta’s best and most renowned singer/songwriter in the 1980s used to go to…nowhere.

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            Ask developer and owner Jim Gibbs his favorite month at Gibbs Gardens, and in the blink of an eye he’ll tell you, “August, because the colors are fabulous.” 

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            The Terraces Committee hopes through concerts, to bring back great music and much needed fellowship. Remaining concerts will continue on Saturdays with the usual 7 p.m. start. Our two August bands had been scheduled for last year, and we were thrilled they were eager to reschedul…

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            Recognized as one of the great art museums in America and a Smithsonian-affiliated museum, the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia, continues on the leading edge of innovation. Following are upcoming and current exhibits that take art lovers behind the scenes and in…

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            The annual event known as Wine Highway offers some big changes this year. The event will now be known as Georgia Wine Highway and is sponsored by Georgia Wine Producers, the organization representing wineries and vineyards in Georgia. In 2020, wine highway transitioned to a month…

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            The phrase “the best [blank] you’ve never heard of” gets thrown around a lot in an age where the word ‘underrated’ is used for anyone. But in the case of the alternative rock band Sparks, this might be one of the few cases where the expression is mostly warranted. For a pair of b…

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            As we toast Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter’s 75th wedding anniversary this summer, I offer a very casual portrait of the young First Son, Chip Carter. It was a hot August night in 1977 and I was eating a barbecue sandwich alone in a tiny restaurant in Plains, Georgia, when I suddenly …

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The Big Canoe Artists Club meets most first Thursdays of the month at 10 a.m. in the Broyles Community Center at the Big Canoe Chapel. Membership in the club is $25 per year, and is open to all Big Canoe property owners regardless of skill level. Members enjoy the camaraderie, educational an…

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