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  • Book Review: ‘The Invention of Wings’ (click to Read More)

    A Story of Wanting to be Heard

    By Catherine Groves

    “The Invention of Wings,” Sue Monk Kidd’s latest masterpiece, introduces Hetty “Handful,” the slave of Sarah Grimké, and Sarah Grimké herself. Set in early 19th century Charleston, S.C., the Grimké household is a prison to young Handful. Her dreams go far beyond the walls, and owner, which hold her captive, and her spirit drives those dreams to knowing she’s meant to be more than a slave.

    Young Sarah,

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  • R & D Mechanical (click to Read More)

    Meeting Your HVAC Needs with Integrity

    By Michelle Martin

    Since starting R & D Mechanical Services in 2002, owners Robbie and Dana Matiak have followed a single principle that serves as the foundation of the entire company: to meet your HVAC needs with integrity. “We know there are a lot of HVAC companies out there, so we have set our own high standards to make R & D Mechanical different,” says Robbie. “We want the R & D Mechanical name to mean something. We

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  • Book Review: ‘Fall of Giants’ (click to Read More)

    The first book in Ken Follett’s ‘Century’ trilogy is worth revisiting before the final release of the series next month.

    By Catherine Groves

    Three years ago, best-selling author Ken Follett released “Fall of Giants,” or book one of his “Century” trilogy. With the third and final volume due in September, loyal fans can reacquaint themselves with the first two books in the trilogy. New readers as well can read books one and two and discover why the series has

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  • Artist Profile: Nancy Cann (click to Read More)

    Fused-Glass Designs

    By Heike Hellmann-Brown

    It was Nancy Cann’s husband who got her started on her endeavor with glass paintings. “A few years ago, we searched for something to do together,” she says. “I don’t care for sports, and he doesn’t care much for gardening. We were both inspired by the beautiful pictures in a how-to book about enameled jewelry.”

    Vitreous or glass enameling is made by fusing

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  • 'The Target' (click to Read More)

    CIA operative Will Robie returns in David Baldacci's latest spy thriller!

    By Catherine Groves

    When David Baldacci releases a new novel, his fans know they are in for a treat. When the novel is a continuation of his characters from a previous series, the wait can be quite painful. Baldacci's recent release of "The Target" in the Will Robie series is his third release in just as many years.

    "The Target" features CIA hitman Will Robie and fellow agent

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  • Gary Curtis: Classic Dutch Still-Life Paintings (click to Read More)

    By Heike Hellmann-Brown

    Award-winning watercolor artist Gary Curtis has been featured in American Artist magazine and on the cover of Artist Magazine. His work is reminiscent of the great painters of the "Dutch Golden Age," such as Johannes Vermeer, Pieter Claesz, and Willem Claeszoon Heda.

    During the 17th century, Dutch trade, science, military, and art were among the most acclaimed in the world. Non-secular art, fostered by wealthy merchants, showcased popular pictorial

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  • Live & Local (click to Read More)

    By Michelle Martin

    Unique venues and restaurants offer a fun atmosphere to enjoy a night of live music — from the relaxing sounds of smooth jazz and acoustic guitar to beautiful piano melodies, soulful blues, toe-tappin' country, classic rock and everything in between!

    Donovan's Irish Cobbler
    1025 Rose Creek Drive, Woodstock
    770-693-8763
    DonovansIrishCobbler.com
    If you're looking for a

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  • Hot Wheels Skate Center (click to Read More)

    Fun for the Family

    By Michelle Martin

    Roller skating is a family affair for Ryan and Whitney Finley, and they want it to be a part of your family as well. As the new owners of Hot Wheels Skate Center in Woodstock, Ryan and Whitney are improving the skating rink from the inside-out to provide a safe, affordable recreational and entertainment venue that is fun for the entire family.

    Ryan and Whitney Finley bought Hot Wheels Skate Center this past October, after

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  • Artist Profile: Something Southern Pottery (click to Read More)

    By Heike Hellman-Brown

    When (former) Georgia State Trooper Fred Ellis approached retirement, his biggest concern was how to fill his days in the future. His wife, Laura, found a new pastime that developed into a passion. "I signed him up for a pottery class," she says. "Fred and I had always enjoyed visiting art and craft fairs, and Fred had often expressed that creating something with his own hands 'looked like fun.' While I was into stained glass, fused glass and drawing, Fred

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  • Book Review: 'Missing You' (click to Read More)

    Harlan Coben’s new book illustrates how online dating takes a sinister turn for many people searching for love.

    By Catherine Groves

    "Missing You," the latest novel by best-selling author Harlan Coben, takes readers into the world of online dating, to a place far too sinister to find love.

    While NYPD detective Kat Donavan is scrolling through profiles on a dating site set up for her by a well-meaning friend, she happens upon a face from her past — and a

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  • Fresh from the Farmers Markets (click to Read More)

    By Michelle Martin

    You don’t have to be a “foodie” or an experienced cook to appreciate local farmers markets. While popular for their fresh, locally grown, organic fruits, vegetables and other foods, farmers markets offer something for virtually everyone — artisan crafts and jewelry; bath soaps and candles; flowers, plants and herbs; homemade jams, jellies and sauces; cooking and gardening demonstrations; children’s activities; live entertainment; and so much more! Farmers

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  • The Goddard School (click to Read More)

    Academic, social & creative development in early education

    By Michelle Martin

    When it comes to your child's education, those early foundational years play a vital role, not only in cognitive development but also social and creative development. The Goddard School in Hickory Flat/Canton, part of a national franchise of more than 400 Goddard Schools across the country, takes a "whole child" approach to learning, incorporating a variety of activities

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  • Artist Profile - Bob Dowling (click to Read More)

    Impressionistic Seascapes

    By Heike Hellmann-Brown

    Artist Bob Dowling grew up on the barrier beaches of Long Island, N.Y., and his connection to the ocean is evident in the seascapes that he paints. “My family had a beach house next to the water, and this is where I spent my entire youth,” he says. “Later I lived in the Caribbean for a while, so it’s no wonder that I am very comfortable with this subject matter.”

    With a bachelor’s degree in marine

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  • Book Review - The Death of Santini (click to Read More)

     A memoir about a healing of hearts between father and son

    By Catherine Groves

    In “The Death of Santini,” Pat Conroy brings to us a memoir that is as powerful, touching, and personal as anything he’s delivered to date.

    Pat Conroy has spent most of his life writing about his heart-wrenching childhood, portrayed by such characters as Tom Wingo in “The Prince of Tides,” Jack McCall in “Beach Music,” and Ben Meechum in “The Great Santini.” Pat was the

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  • Lake & Outdoor Recreation (click to Read More)

    Georgia’s parks and waters offer relaxing family fun and thrilling adventures this summer.

     By Michelle Martin

    Georgia’s natural venues offer the perfect setting to enjoy your favorite summertime outdoor activities. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day of fishing, birding and observing the beauty of nature, or are trying a more daring adventure like whitewater rafting, zip lining or rock climbing, you can experience the best of the summertime outdoors

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  • The Tint Guy (click to Read More)

     

    The Clear Choice for Window Tinting

    By Michelle Martin
    For nearly 30 years, Chris Robinson has been known as “The Tint Guy.” Robinson, at age 16, just wanted to customize his first car by tinting the windows himself, but quickly realized there could be a future in window tinting professionally. “Window tinting was just a hobby,” he says, “but as more and more friends asked me to tint their car windows, I realized it was a good way to earn some extra

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  • Huntington Learning Center - Helping Students Achieve Academic Success (click to Read More)

    Huntington Learning Center celebrates its 10-year anniversary in Woodstock, in the same location, this month. Reid Trego, executive director of Huntington Learning Center in Woodstock, is proud to have provided such a valuable educational service for so long to families in Woodstock and surrounding areas. “It has been so rewarding to be a part of the community where my own family lives, and to watch more and more families move here and grow as the community has grown over the years,” he

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  • Summer Camps (click to Read More)

    Summer Camps
    Recreational, creative and educational programs promote overall youth development.
    By Michelle Martin

    In this technology-driven age when it seems so much of our kids’ focus is in some sort of hand-held electronic device and, in many cases, the only social aspect of their lives is social media, it’s encouraging to know there still are opportunities for kids to unplug and connect for real — with the outdoors, with new interests, with other kids, and even with...
  • Green Initiatives (click to Read More)

    Going Green
    Communities’ eco-friendly efforts promote energy efficiency, reduce waste and improve quality of life.
    By Michelle Martin

    Environmental conservation has become a familiar concept in recent years. But, do you know what your community is doing to reduce its environmental footprint and increase overall sustainability? You may be surprised to learn that these green initiatives are not only conserving our own natural resources but also improving energy efficiency,...
  • Book Review - Sycamore Row (click to Read More)

    ‘Sycamore Row’
    The beloved hero from “A Time to Kill” returns to Ford County in John Grisham’s latest legal thriller.
    By Catherine Groves

    The courthouse in Clanton, Miss., is remembered to readers who followed Jake Brigance through the controversial trial in John Grisham’s “A Time to Kill.” In this new bestseller, Jake returns to the courthouse in Ford County and, once again, becomes immersed in racial turmoil — turmoil that creates a line that divides the citizens in this...