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Capturing the Essence of Spring at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens

DeAnna Mayfield, Writer/Editor April 11, 2024

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens dazzles with bright blooms and beautiful landscapes as the essence of spring comes to life. The Atlanta Botanical Gardens in Gainesville is 185-acre outdoor museum of living...

The exoskeleton of a cicada.
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Cicadas are Coming

DeAnna Mayfield, Writer/Editor April 10, 2024

The cicadas' song, a high-pitched chorus that fills the air during their mating season, is a distinctive sound that marks their presence and adds to the unique charm of this region. Periodical cicadas...

Brewing up Fun at the Suwanee Beer Fest

Brewing up Fun at the Suwanee Beer Fest

DeAnna Mayfield, Writer/Staff Editor March 21, 2024

Every year for over a decade, the city of Suwanee comes alive with the spirit of celebration as locals and visitors eagerly anticipate the annual Beer Festival held on St. Patrick's Day weekend in Town...

Atlanta’s Let’s Fly Balloon Art Museum

DeAnna Mayfield, Writer/Staff Editor March 19, 2024

The new Balloon Museum in the Historic Pullman Yards venue in Atlanta is a unique and captivating event for visitors of all ages. Opening on Feb. 17, the “Let’s Fly” exhibition features inflatable...

The Sweet Auburn District in Atlanta served as a thriving center of African American culture, activism, and entrepreneurship.

Honoring Black Excellence

DeAnna Mayfield, Writer/Editor February 20, 2024

After Dr. Carter G. Woodson graduated from Harvard in 1912, he saw the lack of black history being taught and the black achievements that were not included. In 1915, he started the Association for...

The Year of the Dragon

DeAnna Mayfield, Writer/Editor February 15, 2024

The Lunar New Year celebration at Stone Mountain Park is a vibrant and exciting event that brings the community together to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. This annual festival showcases the rich...

Maya Huff says her Stanley tumbler is magic.

What’s the Big Deal

DeAnna Mayfield, Writer/Editor February 13, 2024

The Stanley thermos cup craze has taken the world by storm, igniting a fervent passion for durable and reliable drink ware. Its roots trace back to the early 20th century when William Stanley Jr. revolutionized...

The Van Gogh Immersive Experience

The Van Gogh Immersive Experience

DeAnna Mayfield, Writer/Editor January 30, 2024

Vincent van Gogh, a Dutch post-impressionist painter, is celebrated for his expressive use of color and bold brushwork. His iconic works, such as "Starry Night" and "Sunflowers," continue to captivate...

Niall Horan from the band, One Direction, took the IHG Stage on Saturday

Music Midtown 2023

DeAnna Mayfield, Staff Writer January 9, 2024

This past summer, Atlanta, Georgia, geared up to host one of its most anticipated annual events - Music Midtown 2023. This music festival, which has become an Atlanta tradition, promised to be bigger and...

Caleb Pruitt adopted his kitten, Lucy from Hall County Animal Shelter.
Photo Courtesy of Caleb Pruitt

Adopt, Don’t Shop This Holiday Season

DeAnna Mayfield, Writer December 7, 2023

Every year, millions of companion animals end up in shelters across the country. Some are lost, some are abandoned and some are given up by families who simply can't care for them anymore. There's a solution...

Tom Rasmussen educates the next generation about conservation

Preserving Nature’s Legacy

DeAnna Mayfield, Writer November 30, 2023

The Linwood Nature Preserve was established in 2001 and stands as a testament to the collaborative efforts of the Gainesville Parks and Recreation, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and...

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