Category: Features

Interior wall of Wall Street Grille

Wall Street Grille: Upscale. Casual. Affordable.

By Kathy Patrick ~ I shamelessly copied those words directly from the Wall Street Grille website because they perfectly describe this wonderful restaurant on South Wall Street in downtown Calhoun. Serving excellent food in a casual and welcoming atmosphere at affordable prices is a very hard act to pull off,...

Delicious DIY Small Weddings / flowers and hearts on wood table

Delicious DIY Small Weddings

By Kathy Patrick ~ Traditional wedding is one of those phrases that is becoming a bit old-fashioned and that’s a perfectly good thing. Today’s weddings are reflections of the couple’s personalities and style, and may well be as unique as the two love birds themselves. Smaller weddings can be more...

Up-Cycling 101: Making Junk Beautiful

by Jennifer Almand ~ I don’t think there was ever a point in history that could mark the ‘beginning’ of up-cycling because it’s been around since the Stone Age. Seriously, some stone-age person actually picked up a hollowed-out rock one day and decided, “I think I will use this as...

Beet and arugula salad

Farmer’s Market Finds

by Kathy Patrick ~  “Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables. They probably get jetlagged, just like people.” — Elizabeth Berry, Sante Fe farmer and author of Great American Bean Now that spring is all around us, it’s time to stop buying jet-lagged vegetables and head to your local farmer’s...

Inside view of treehouse with crooked windows

The Ultimate Treehouse Experience

by J. Erickson ~  The Blue Ridge Treehouse at Bear Claw Vineyards I’m a big watcher of reality shows such as Fixer Upper, Tiny House Nation and Tree House Masters, where things actually get built and accomplished vs. one of the Real House Wives of Who Cares shows. That’s why when we were invited...