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            The latest legitimately good film to unfortunately suffer from a bad trailer is Paul Schrader’s new picture “The Card Counter.” As much as he is a legend to the “new Hollywood” generation of the mid-20th century (especially as a screenwriter), the man can be the definition of hit-or-miss when he’s also directing. When the promo for “The Card Counter” dropped online last month, I figured maybe this would be another in his miss pile. Especially since the name of Schrader’s former collaborator, Martin Scorsese, is all over the posters and TV spots as an executive producer. But…

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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, Nov. 4. Membership in the club is $25 per year, and is open to all Big Canoe property owners regardless of skill …

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June Lewis and her husband, Randy, got up early on a recent photo safari to Babcock State Park in Danese, West Virginia. June used her 26 mega-pixel Canon EOS 6D Mark II digital single lens reflex camera. Her 70-200 mm zoom lens was set to 70 mm to capture this magnificent depiction of the g…

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            If a secret fantasy of yours is to have a little Italian grandmother cook gorgeous homemade Italian food just for you, I have some great news!  Your own “Nonna” (Italian for grandmother) Anna is an honest-to-goodness Italian grandma making artisan-quality Italian food at Nonna’s …

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            In one of my early November articles for the Terraces, I told the story of a must-read article on Thanksgiving written by Art Buchwald in November 1952, then writing for the New York Herald Tribune, when he explained to the bewildered French the meaning of Thanksgiving. I refer t…

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            It’s not often you find a thrift store that is community oriented—not only offering fantastic value on merchandise—but by hosting family fun outdoor events right in their own parking lot. That is exactly what visitors of the Pickens Community Thrift Store will experience Nov. 6-7…

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            With a flair for the wild and unexpected, the genre-defying trio, TAKE3, brings the refinement of a rigorous classical music background and infuses it with rock-star charisma. The group will be playing a free concert, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. at Dahlonega United Methodist Church.

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            Visual and musical art can be instrumental in making downtowns vital, as Marietta demonstrates with its monthly Art Walks and other events.

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            Every October, Chalktoberfest takes over the Marietta Square. The free-to-attend event is an annual outdoor chalk festival organized by the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art. It features professional chalk artists from all over the world, as well as a Craft Beer Festival and public cha…

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The annual Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation’s pottery show, “Perspectives,” returned to its home in Watkinsville this year after missing 2020 due to COVID-19. This is one of the largest pottery events in the area, presenting the work of some of Georgia’s talented potters. The show completed i…

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            While shopping at an antique store with my wife, I found a bucket full of silver trinkets with inspirational words. I found the perfect one with my favorite word: Gratitude. Ever since, that trinket stays in my pocket. It represents what I wake up to every day.

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            With one exception, the North Georgia fall festival schedule looks a lot like 2019. The 40th Marble Festival was postponed until 2022, citing COVID concerns as well as supply and transportation issues. All other festivals, as of this printing, are back on track for their usual Oc…

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            The Dawson Chorale will be performing an all-Beatles concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3, in the Dawson County Junior High School auditorium at 332 Highway 9 North in Dawsonville. Refreshments will be provided following the concert. 

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            The Arts Council, Inc. proudly announces two, family-friendly, outdoor concerts on the grounds of The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center in downtown Gainesville. Bring family and friends to experience the fun and fall atmosphere with two very different shows.

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Experience the serenity of a traditional Japanese Garden without leaving the country. Gibbs Gardens’ “Tsukiyama,” a Japanese hill-and-pond stroll garden—covering more than 40 acres with seven ponds—is believed to be the largest Japanese Garden in the nation.

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            If leaf-turning timing is timely, both the surroundings and hand-made arts and crafts will bring extra beauty to Blue Ridge in early October.

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            Only a little more than a month ago I penned an article on the process of making a good biopic versus a mediocre one. Well, consider me out of the loop, because I’ve only very recently learned one of my favorite ‘true story’ films—Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can” (2002)—w…

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