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Well folks, it’s gettin’ to be fall out there– time to start wearing socks and a long sleeve shirt around the cabin. Also time to check the woodpile, which by the way, I’ve been eyeballing all summer wondering what to do. My beautiful Hearthstone TM woodstove is probably over 50 years old and was originally made to burn coal or wood. While now, it burns wood only; the components that would allow it to accept coal are still stored in the basement/ Behind the scenes at Camp garage. Why? I have no idea. AC Magazine, Tesla Jamieson at work on the deck. Aside Anyhoo– the upshot is that the old beauty has a smaller opening/door than from being a photographer Tesla creates amazing leather newer stoves, which means that I need accessories for the Urban to use “short cut” wood. Now I’m not Warrior. You can find her work as Intergalactic Hobo on exactly lazy, but the idea of tracking Facebook and Etsy. down good, well-seasoned short cut just adds another pesky item to my ever-growing winter to-do list, especially for someone that hasn’t had to use heat at all for the last 13 years since I lived in Southern California. Well, except this past winter, my first full winter here, when I ran up the electric bill to about $300/month using oil-filled space heaters to keep the chill of and only using the woodstove when the temps dropped to freezing. Can’t afford that again. So that’s the latest worry here at Camp AC Mag and as you can see my remaining staff, The Boy, could care less as long as his secret napping spot is reserved. Yes, it’s Apple Time, Festival Time and Leaf Peeping Time! In this issue you’ll find a guide to north Georgia’s waterfalls, harvest fun time at the vineyards, gorgeous newly engineered log homes from Satterwhite, fab fall fashions from Daisy Boutique (yes, I do buy a lot of clothes there) and the best deals you’ll ever find at North GA Furniture. The apple recipes are scrumptiously exotic with new twists on common fare that are easy to master. Plus a few surprises from our local artists just to make the recipes more fun. My own favorite story in this issue comes from Equine Advocates of north Georgia. Lynley and John Edwards lend their expertise, time and their bank accounts to this noble cause– keeping the stable off the table. Next we’ll all be getting ready for the Holidays (already?). You’ll find great features on Holiday shopping– consignment style– festive recipes and the coolest adventure gear for your avid outdoors-person. Also included in the next issue is the 2014 Wedding Planning Guide featuring caterers, photographers, fantastic venues and anything else you can think of for the perfect north Georgia wedding. So until next time– enjoy the wonderful fall foliage and crisp weather!

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Restaurant Spotlight, Poole's Barbeque Go Visit the Colonel, You Won't Be Disappointed!

Equine Advocates of North Georgia Small to Tall– Keeping the Stable Off the Table 24/7

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Cartecay Vineyards Great Wine, Beautiful Scenery & Fun Music Add Up to a Local Favorite

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A New Generation of Log Homes Satterwhite Delivers the American Dream!

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NORTH GEORGIA WATERFALLS WORDS & PHOTOS: shirley crouch

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Beautiful fall foliage and mountainous terrain provide the backdrop to explore the gorgeous north Georgia waterfalls for the casual day-tripper or for the avid hiker. The most accessible waterfall in the area is also the most superlative. Amicalola Falls State Park boasts the tallest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River. At 729 feet, Amicalola Falls is a must see for all waterfall explorers. These falls are stroller/wheelchair accessible, yet adventure stems from this park to satisfy even the most wild at heart, as the Appalachian Trail approach begins here and can be followed from the north Georgia mountains all the way to the heart of Maine. Be sure and stop by the visitor’s center to see the equipment used by Gene Espy, the second person to thru hike the entire Appalachian Trail. Some may want to take the five-mile hike to the back-country Len Foote Hike Inn (open all year, reservations required) to get away from it all. Yet everyone will want to visit the beautiful Amicalola Falls Lodge with its panoramic view of the mountains, lovely accommodations and tasty buffet restaurant. However it’s the Amicalola waterfall that is the crowning jewel.

Long Creek Falls Accessing the Three Forks area via Forest Service 58, the vistas of Noontootla Creek beacon you to roll the windows down, slow your pace and take in the splendor. It’s the kind of drive where you’ll be tempted to stick your head out the window and grin ‘till you get bugs in your teeth. It’s that beautiful. Park where the Appalachian Trail and the Benton Makaye Trail cross the road and head north. Just 9/10 of a mile through some of the prettiest hemlock forest that still survives in the Appalachians; take the spur trail to Long Creek Falls at the divergence of the AT and BMT trails. The cool mist and feeling of sanctuary envelops you as you stand at the foot of this broad majestic fall in the company of the towering hemlocks.

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Fall Branch Falls Near Cherry Log, GA take Rock Creek Road 9/10 of a mile past the abrupt Stanley Gap. Park and walk north up the Benton Makaye Trail 400 yards to Fall Branch Falls. This is a 60-foot fall in multiple drops. Just the drive out Rock Creek Road is delightful—that gorgeous mountain dominating

the landscape to your right over the pastures is Cold Mountain in the Rich Mountain Wildlife Management Area. Visitors and locals alike enjoy watching the colors of fall ascend the mountain each year. As autumn leaves give way to the shorter days of winter, frost drapes the mountaintop in regal white. Don’t discount a waterside excursion to mark the coldest days of winter. Waterfalls and creeks turn into icy wonderlands as their spray produces sculptures of exquisite and intricate beauty. Jack’s River Falls Feeling a bit more adventurous? Explore the Cohutta Wilderness Area by hiking the Jacks River Trail via Old Hwy 2 to Forest Service 22 at Dally Gap. This is surely one of the most beautiful mountain stream environments in all of Appalachia. This challenging 15.7mile trail crosses the river 37 times– the first four crossings from Dally Gap are spectacular. Keep your eyes open for crawdads, salamanders, red tailed hawks, wild boars and black bears; all of these and many more creatures call this remote region home. If you want to set your sights on Jacks River Falls, enter from the north off of Big Frog www.acmagazine.org

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AC ADVENTURE Road/Forest Service 62 just over the Tennessee state line. Drop down the Beech Bottom Trail 3.9 miles and hang a right on the Jacks River Trail to the falls. This is a challenging trail into a remote wilderness area. Take all necessary precautions and provisions. Jacks River features multiple falls and a powerful volume of water. Emory Creek Falls Another great water trail is the Emory Creek Trail. Travel Hwy 52 West out of Ellijay, then turn right and follow Conasauga Lake Road to Forest Service 18 to the Holly Creek parking area. It takes about an hour to walk up to the falls, crossing the creek 12 times. You must cross over Bear and Emory Creeks at their convergence into Holly Creek and follow the trail ever upstream. The reward is great for those who persevere, as there are several falls of note here. The first is 60 feet tall! Get some tips from the local outfitter’s store before heading out on this one, and don’t

forget to pack your hammock. There's a great place to string it up at the base of the second fall. Bring the Essentials We hope these suggestions may be just enough to whet your appetite for exploring north Georgia’s waterfalls. You’ll want to allow plenty of time for driving to any of these destinations, as the journey is so much a part of the fun. If you’re hiking Jacks River or Emory Creek, you’ll need some shoes you can tread through the streams and keep on hiking. Be sure they have sticky tread and toe protection. Trekking poles or at least a sturdy hiking stick are a must for stream crossings. Rain protection, plenty of water and snacks are also in order. A trash bag should be on your list to help keep these areas pristine for us all. And don’t forget to bring your camera to capture a memory or perhaps a striking Technicolor leaf caught in the glittering streambed.

Just pondering these waterfall hikes brings up images of Lewis and Clark charting the glorious unknown, sublime. AC If you would like more information about the trails, feel free to contact the author, Shirley Crouch, at North Georgia Mountain Outfitters, located at 583 Highland Crossing, Suite 230 in East Ellijay, Georgia. Or call (706) 698HIKE (4453).

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From near slaughter, and various forms of abuse, to living out full lives, horses, mini-horses, donkeys, burros, and mules find loving, adoptive homes with people who care. This rescue is happening in north Georgia through the untiring efforts of Equine Advocates of North Georgia, Inc. (EANG), established in 2010, as a charitable non-profit 501c3. Stories abundant with anguish tell the history of these beautiful creatures before their rescue by EANG. Have you ever heard of a Premarin Farm? This secretive industry is mostly located in Canada. Premarin is the commercial name for a compound drug consisting of conjugated estrogens made from pregnant mares urine (prescribed for women to relieve menopausal symptoms—and there are synthetics that are not associated with this cruel industry). The foals are unwanted by products that are sold for meat exported to such countries as Belgium, France, Japan and elsewhere. Fantastic love stories happen because of EANG’s efforts. One such story is this: at six months of age, rescue came to Sweet Georgia Brown, a Belgium Cross (Draft horse and thoroughbred) and 63 other foals, slated for slaughter, which were saved by outbidding meat packing companies in Manitoba, Canada. With tender loving care (TLC), she was placed in a paddock with an older, gentle horse until she was old enough to be turned out with other horses. She became a grandchampion jumper in Georgia. EANG advocates for stricter horse protection laws such as the following three of many others (1) Humane Care for equines act code 1981 4-13-1 enforcement, (2) federal law enforcement of 9CFR commercial transportation of Equines to Slaughter, (3) The wild and free-roaming horses and burros act of 1972 enforcement. Such laws help prevent stories like Sweet Georgia Brown’s--and that of Chief, who today is happy living in Ball Ground on pastureland. The 13-year old Appaloosa suffered December/January 2013 2012-13 October/November

After raising enough funds for the $8K - $10K surgery (and the 3 month in-house recovery) at the University of Georgia Department of Large Animal Medicine– Chief– above, was given a new lease on life thanks to EANG. Inset: Radiograph 2 weeks after surgery with appliance hardware graciously donated in full by manufacturer Synthes Inc.

from osteoarthritis in fetlock and pastern joints, three-legged lame. After investigation for cruelty by the Department of Agriculture, Chief also found rescue with EANG. To see the before and after photos of these abused, neglected, and unwanted horses is amazing. TLC is the major ingredient in their recovery. But often it also takes thousands of dollars for major surgery to help them, as with Chief. The donations of caring citizens of Georgia help make rescue for them possible. All the rehabilitation work is done at the rescue farm, 2260 Flatbottom Road, in Ball Ground. EANG provides a six-fold protection for equines: rescue, rehab, sanctuary, advocacy, adoption, and education. Lynley Edwards, who works full-time as a paralegal and is founder of the 100-percent volunteer efforts of EANG notes, “We work on advocating with

our local congressmen for stonger equine protection laws. We have several compassionate vets and farriers who help with the horses.” She tells that each week feed, hay and medical supplies must be purchased. “We do ongoing fundraisers to pay for these necessities.” Edwards says that EANG does community outreach work at various locations such as Sackett’s. EANG also hosts visitation events for groups to see the handsome rescue animals, “We’ve hosted Girl Scouts, and the Starbucks Community Service Employee Program, and employer/employee events family days at the Ball Ground farm. And we’ve displayed our horses at the north Georgia Fair, with photo opportunities.” Exceptionally rewarding experiences for Edwards is that two of her adoptive horses have been placed in adoptive homes with handicapped children, “It’s made a positive difference with each child.” In addition, “And a photo, featuring two of our horses, was selected by movie critics for the film Saving America’s Horses: A Nation Betrayed (released November 2012). EANG helped to raise funds for the theatrical release of the movie. Further, Edwards explains, “The adoption process involves completing a two-page adoption contract, and passing a site inspection. We post adoptable horses on our Facebook page, and network with others rescue to match the horse with the best person.” Returning to some of the cruel treatment of equines, Edwards, points out, “People think that when they take their horse to the auction house that it will be sold to some nice family for a child to ride. That is not what is going on. Most of the horses at auctions across the country are sold to kill-buyers, who truck them to a horrible death in Mexico or Canada for slaughter. Horses are not raised as food animals in the United States—and there is no tracking in place as to what drugs they have been given. The drugs,

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Real name: Fats Domino Alias: Jazz. He found his thrill at Equine Advocates of NGA!

Einstein, a gregarious miniature horse rescued from slaughter, amazingly is the BOSS of Big Soot– they are quite a pair!

Above: Fats Domino was sired by the world famous Hunter Jumper Domino (the first Breyer Dressage Horse model). Fats was discarded due to injury, and although rehabilitated, he is under the care of the University of Georgia due to complications from foot surgery.

Once exposed, we hope this work will bring forth some positive change with accountability to those who violate the laws to protect our equine friends—and bringing the violators to justice. Positive change is educating the general public what to do and who to contact if they witness abuse, neglect or starvation,” she notes. With emphasis, she points to the words of Gandhi, who said, “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” The needs of EANG are great, and for those who respond to them Edwards give thanks on behalf of these animals which have no voice with which to speak. AC

Right: Penny was badly abused and left to die with, among others, severe injuries to her neck. Since she was only worth a penny, the owner didn’t want to provide medical treatment. Rescued by EANG, she has undergone an amazing transformation and loves to hang out with her best buddy, Lincoln. Right Below: Cowboy, rescued from a kill buyer due to a fractured leg, is a sweetheart at 27 years young and doing fine.

HOW CAN YOU HELP? Call toll free 1-800-976-9192 whenever you see any abuse or neglect—all information is confidential

For more info & donations contact: Equine Advocates of North Georgia, Inc. C/O The Law Offices of Edwards and Johnson, LLC Board of Directors 270 East Main Street, Suite C Canton, GA 30114

Write to your congressman or congresswoman and ask them to support the SAFE (Safeguard American Food Exports) Act H. R.1094. This bill, if passed will stop the exportation of American horses for slaughter.

1-800-976-9192 or 1-770-846-6802 info@equineadvocatesfornorthgeorgia.org

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Honey, an 8 year old miniature horse, was rescued from abuse in Florida. She's just a little shy until she gets to know you.

www.Facebook.com/ Equineadvocatesofnorthgeorgiainc worming pastes, and topical ointments that are prescribed to horses are toxic to humans and are showing up in the food chain overseas.” Edwards says that the EANG Board of Directors consists entirely of licensed practicing attorneys. “At the current time, EANG is working on two undercover investigations with a national animal welfare organization.

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AC COMMUNITY Equine Advocates of North Georgia, Inc., founder and volunteer CEO Lynley Edwards is picture here with rescued Appaloosa, Lincoln and his pal Penny peeking out from behind. Edwards and her husband John stand strong behind the EANG Inc. mission statement: Rescuing, rehabilitating and placing horses, donkeys and mules into loving adoptive homes. AC magazine events editor, and avid horse lover, Ann Merry keeps Lincoln occupied with apples for the photo op. Far Left, Top & Bottom: Clyde now known as "Red" was adopted by Emily's mother due to his sweet disposition. Emily was in an accident and is handicapped, therefore "Red" is now her best friend and therapy horse. Near Left: Sweet Georgia Brown was rescued by EANG from slaughter at four months old with 61 other foals from a Premarin farm in Canada. After months of TLC she was adopted out and became a Georgia State Grand Champion.

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Among the famed apple orchards of Ellijay in Gilmer County, GA lies the county’s first vineyard, Cartecay Vineyards; named for the region of the county in which the vineyard is situated, Cartecay is Cherokee for Bread Valley. Cartecay Vineyards, established in 2007, has enhanced the areas’ rich history of farming and apple houses. Currently 14 acres of vines, which contain 6 different varieties of grapes, have been planted on the vineyard and more acres and varieties are planned. Cartecay Vineyards opened its tasting barn, The Nealey Barn, and Chimney Patio in July of 2011. Since then it has grown to become a “must visit” for out of town guests, and a mainstay for local wine lovers. Cartecay Vineyards’ wines embody the Terroir; a combination of factors 18

including soil, climate and environment, of Southern Appalachia. The Nealey Barn and the Chimney Patio are rehabilitated original structures from the turn of the century, circa 1890, which further embodies the characteristics of Southern Appalachia. Larry Lykins, owner and operator of Cartecay Vineyards said, “Our goal is to allow the fullest expression of Southern Appalachian Character in both our facilities and our wines.”

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Cartecay Vineyards currently produces five, 5, different wines from its grapes; Merlot, Vidal Blanc, Traminette, Chimney Blush and Chimney Red. More wine varieties are scheduled to be released towards the end of 2013. In addition to Cartecay’s wines, other Boutique Georgia wines are offered in the Nealey Barn. Currently, Cartecay Vineyards is in the process of building a small winery on the vineyard. The on-site winery will allow for the production of about 1,000 cases of wine annually. Cartecay Vineyards produces about 2,000 cases of wine annually and currently partners with other wineries in the area, specifically Habersham Winery in Helen, for custom crush and wine making services. “The new winery will allow us to have a more hands on experience in the production of our wines, essentially October/November 2013


integrating all of our processes and allowing us to keep our grapes on the vineyard from the time they are first planted until they are bottled,” said Larry Lykins, “eventually we hope to build a 5,000 case winery that will meet all our needs well into the future.” Cartecay Vineyards is quickly becoming known for its hospitality, as well as its wines. Live music can be heard every Saturday and occasionally on Sundays, as well as Holidays, on the Chimney Patio or in the Nealey Barn. A new covered stage for performers was just completed and will add another dimension to the already unique Chimney Patio area. Each year a Crush Festival celebrating the Harvest is held in late September and a second festival, The Burning of the Vines, at which the old pruned off growth from the vines is burnt, is held

in late April. The Burning of the Vines Festival celebrates the beginning of Spring and the renewed growth of the grape vines. In addition to live music and festivals, Cartecay Vineyards is a wedding venue, as well as a great place for private events, such as birthday and retirement parties. Charity events and numerous other social events are common occurrences at Cartecay Vineyards. The Oenophile Membership Club was just launched at the 2013 Crush Festival, which was held September 28th. “It basically functions as the Cartecay Vineyards V.I.P. club,” said Larry Lykins. He continued, “The definition of an Oenophile is a person who enjoys wines and all that wine has to offer, we thought it was the perfect way to describe our loyal cliental.” Oenophile membership provides for

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From the Tops of the Mountains to Home on the Range A new generation of log homes represents both the birthplace and the destiny of the American Dream The mountains of North Georgia are a great getaway anytime of year, but particularly in fall when there is a chill in the air and the hills are cloaked in glorious fall foliage. Compared to most localities, hotel rooms in north Georgia are few, but vacation cabin rentals are many. In fact, the Georgia Apple Festival is a major event on the annual calendar, and many people book log cabin lodgings long in advance. Rental cabins run the gamut from basic to deluxe. It is easy to think, after staying in a rental cabin a time or two, that if you've seen one, you've seen them all. Not so. For too many years, Georgia cabins were built the way Henry Ford built automobiles: you could get them any way you liked so long as they were pine. As a result, cabin rental properties tend to be sturdy, functional, but all too often uninspiring. Today, there is a renaissance in log design and decor that is sweeping through North Georgia, all through Appalachia, and the entire Eastern seaboard from Florida to Maine. Ellijay, Georgia is at the epicenter. 20

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There is no doubt that the Appalachian Mountains are the home of American log building. But just as country music can trace its roots directly to European folk origins in Ireland, Germany, Italy, and Spain, the log building traditions of Appalachia had to take a trip westward to the Rocky Mountains and return to reinvigorate the motherland and inspire a new generation of log home building. All the pictures accompanying this article are new generation log homes built in North Georgia or nearby states. All represent the design and materials influence of Satterwhite Log Homes, located just north of Ellijay. All feature the charm of traditional Georgia log cabin construction, but all contain new materials from the Rocky Mountains, and introduce a phenomenal variety of beautiful select character woods from small boutique sawmills across North America. What a contrast from the monotony of pine logs, pine walls, pine floors, and pine ceilings! Complete this sentence: Log homes are for ____________. It is too easy to predict the top answers... "a second home" "a weekend getaway" "retirement." And it's also too easy to guess wrong. All sorts of people build log homes for all sorts of reasons. Yes, the photos here represent second homes, weekend getaways, and retirement residences. But log homes are also built by newlywed couples, families with small children, as primary residences, places to entertain, and as family retreats. Not to mention an enormous range of commercial applications in small towns to major cities everywhere, 22

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Wood has a natural beauty that combines well with almost any other material or decorating motif. It is hard to go wrong whether your tastes trend to colorful, rustic, or elegant.

either full log construction or rustic timber themed decor. Satterwhite materials are used in everything from rural barbershops to major restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip. One way to wrap your head around these possibilities is to visit the Satterwhite Log Homes model in Ellijay. Here's what to expect: The model home plan, called the "Mountain Laurel" is October/November 2013

three levels - two floors on a walk-out basement. The upper two floors are the model home, fully decorated, featuring a large family room on the main level with open kitchen and dining, all very tasteful and stylishly appointed. A full master suite plus a laundry and utility room complete the ground floor level. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office, and interior and exterior balconies overlooking the great room and the outside back respectively. All of these rooms are in a "loft" configuration - built within the roof structure of the Mountain Laurel. Roof gables add space to both the bedrooms and the bathrooms, helping to maximize square footage and increase spaciousness. Unlike yesterday's log construction, the Mountain Laurel abounds in a variety of materials and wall treatments. This introduces tremendous freedom to customize, decorate, and personalize that are hallmarks of Satterwhite log homes. The basement level of the Mountain Laurel in the Satterwhite model is configured as offices, but even here, there is much to see. Each individual office is a showcase of different materials and design ideas. Satterwhite offers a breathtaking array of character wood species and wood products such as lumber, beams, posts, railings, spindles, etc. There are round stocks and square beams. All of these can be smooth finish or optionally hand-worked with draw knives or hewn with a foot adz for a beautiful rustic appearance. Of course, the Mountain Laurel is not perfect for everyone. While at Satterwhite, pick up a catalog of plans and prices.

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Begin by exploring dozens of standard floor plans available from Satterwhite. There are actually two plan catalogs– one for conventional flatland applications, and another "Mountain Inspiration" catalog featuring floor plans that have been optimized for construction on steep ground. Satterwhite's published plans are simply a starting point. One beauty of the Satterwhite building system is flexibility. Custom plans and modification of Satterwhite standard plans is welcomed. Not only that, but Satterwhite is happy to explore options and help you estimate cost as you explore design ideas. As a company, Satterwhite considers itself a "log home lumber yard." Satterwhite employees are builders first and salesmen second. The company has a very easy-going, no pressure style. Customers are welcome to roam the model freely, to ask questions at will, to explore in whatever way they feel comfortable. Satterwhite culture is one of no surprises. As Sam Satterwhite, founder, says, "It is as important to me that people are happy with their log home 10 and 20 years down the road as they are the day it is completed." To that end, customers can expect up-front, forthright answers because nobody at Satterwhite wants problems or misunderstandings. If you enjoy mountain living, or have aspirations to escape big city life, are enchanted by the slower pace of rural areas, or if you have a special place such as a family farm or ranch that is calling you home, you owe it to yourself to visit Satterwhite Log Homes in Ellijay, Georgia. The Mountain Laurel model is a showcase of materials and design ideas, all presented in what many people consider the finest log home model in America. AC 24

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APPLE TIME THREE ARTISTS DISH UP THE LOCAL FAVORITE

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Apples. Cheese. Yum. We certainly are lucky to live here in north Georgia this time of year where there are more varieties of apples grown than you can count– including rare, heirloom varieties that are on a welcome rebound. Autumn is also a great season for cheese: aged wheels made with the sweet, grassy milk of summertime are just now coming into their own. Here at Inside Appalachian Country magazine, we’re big fans of pairing cheese with apples (and apple cider), so as the weather gets crisp, it's time to get creative with some of our local artists and get cooking!

Apple Walnut Gorgonzola Turnovers

For breakfast or dessert, these fabulous turnovers are sure to be a big hit. Ingredientts 1 1/2 cups peeled, cored, chopped apples (use a good cooking apple such as Jonagold, Pippin, Granny Smith, Jonathan, Golden Delicious, Gravenstein, Mcintosh) 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves (or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled) 2 Tbsp honey 2 7-ounce prepared puff pastry sheets (total 14 ounces) 1 egg, beaten Preparation Microwave chopped apples for two minutes on high just to remove a bit of the excess water.

Once cooled, combine apples with walnuts, gorgonzola, thyme and honey. Roll out the puff pastry - it will be in three long sections. Make 9 equal squares and brush the edges with the egg. Put a dollop of the apple mixture in the middle of each pastry square and fold over to make a triangle. Use a fork to crimp the edges. Brush egg over top of each pastry. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400 until they are puffed up nicely and golden brown. Cool for 15 minutes and serve. These pastries freeze very well. We serve ours with a maple syrup dip laced with a hint of jalapeno. Enjoy! Recipe & Photo by Ande Cook. Ande Cook is a local artist and aspiring farmer. Check out her annual open studio November 8,9 and 10. For details on the open studio and to see more art please visit andecookstudio.com Above: "Blackbird" by Ande Cook Acrylic on wood 14" x 20" www.acmagazine.org

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No time like the fall to enjoy some hot apple cider out on the deck, especially when served in a beautiful Neriage mug by Sheryl Holstein

Apple Mac And Cheese

In a large saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add the apples and sauté until they’re just beginning to become tender (4 to 5 minutes). Remove from pan and set aside.

Ingredients 12 ounces Penne pasta 15 ounces apple (10 ounces diced and 5 ounces grated), Fuji, Braeburn, or Granny Smith 2 1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup apple cider 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus 1 tablespoon 1 1/4 ounces (by weight) all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 6 ounces Cheddar cheese, grated 3 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, grated 1 ounce Parmesan cheese, grated

In a separate saucepan, heat the milk and apple cider just until boiling, remove from heat, and set aside.

This recipe by Alton Brown first appeared in MacWorld magazine in 2004 as part of a year long celebration of "the other" Apple.

Preparation Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring 4 quarts of salted water to a boil over high heat, add pasta, and cook until al-dente. Drain, rinse, and set aside.

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In the pan you used for the apples, melt the remaining butter over low heat. Add the flour and whisk for 5 minutes. Add the milk gradually and whisk to ensure that there are no lumps. Add the nutmeg, salt, and pepper, and whisk until the mixture begins to thicken slightly. Gradually add the Cheddar and Gorgonzola cheese and stir to combine. Stir in the apples and penne pasta. Transfer to a buttered 13-by-9-inch glass baking dish and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbling. If the dish isn’t brown on top, turn on the broiler and brown for 2 to 3

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minutes. Top with fresh parsley and cheese flakes or your favorite garnish. Serves 8 to 10 as a side dish. Neriage bowl and mugs by local Ellijay potter, Sheryl Holstein & Mountain Oak Pottery. The Neriage technique is achieved by wedging colored clays together before throwing. Ms. Holstein’s work can be found at North Georgia Diamond, Ellijay; Lakota Cove, Jasper; Gilmer Arts, Ellijay and the Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center, Blue Ridge. To view more of Sheryl’s work or to contact her directly go to her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ mountainoakpottery. Hand dyed and painted fabric by Peggy Sexton, Mineral Bluff, GA. www.peggysexton.com www.acmagazine.org

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Apple [and whatever] Grilled Cheese

There really is no way to go wrong with this simple twist on a fall favorite. Use any bread, any cheese and any add-ins. If you’re winging it on your own for lunch, use what’s on hand. If you’re making a special meal, dress it up with your favorites. Here, I’ve made two variations, both served with a cup of apple curry soup. Ingredients for One Basic Sandwich 2 Slices of rustic bread 2 oz sliced or shredded cheese ¼ - ½ apple thinly sliced 2 tbps butter Preparation Sauté apple slices in butter until slightly soft, remove from pan. Place bread in same buttered pan and layer with cheese and apple slices. Grill sandwiches until lightly crisped and golden brown on each side. Serve immediately. Variation No.1 Pumpernickel bread Extra sharp cheddar cheese October/November 2013

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carries on in Ellijay, “My Mom and stepdad, Leah and George Raven, are good with people and always strive to get our customers what they are looking for.” The biggest family draw though is the grandkids: Bryson, Ashlyn, Anniston, and Lilah. “They do their best to advertise, ‘My Paw Paw will save you money!”’ Though Shelburn’s showroom, which displays traditional and rustic furniture, plus lamps, rugs, wall art, silk floral and wood carvings by a local artist, is located snuggly in the north Georgia mountains, he notes that he delivers all over the local area. And he says, “Visit our showroom with your needs and we will strive to deliver what you want. It’s really fun to help our customers solve their furniture needs, from finding that perfect new mattress to help them rest better, to getting that new look October/November 2013


to freshen up their living space.” He adds,” The rewards we reap– when our clients are satisfied and tell their friends how happy they are– cannot be measured.” While there is no furniture store big enough to keep everything in stock for everyone, Doug says that if his customers want a special fabric, size, color, or have a specific need North Georgia Furniture will try to get that custom piece. “We work hard to deliver comfort, style and quality, no matter what our customer’s desire.” Expect a big smile to cross Shelburn’s face when he remarks, “If there is one thing I enjoy in life, it is to leave a smile on everyone’s face when we say goodbye. It’s our mission to make shopping fun for all of our customers and to get the furniture they need at a price that’s fair. Offering delivery and October/November 2013

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For the past ten years Jasper resident and entrepreneur Peggy Rabin has offered area women tasteful fashion in shoes, clothing and accessories at Daisy Boutique. A love for fashion started for Peggy at age 13, and continues through her 35 years in the business. Before Daisy’s she worked as a wholesale representative for women’s fashion accessories, leasing a showroom at the Atlanta Apparel Mart. While living in mid-town Atlanta, she and her husband, Patrick, missed the mountains from when they lived out west. During a drive through Jasper they came upon mountain property, which they purchased in 1997 and moved to Jasper in 2001. With her husband’s help, she opened Daisy Shoes as the sole proprietor. However, within a year she added comfortable clothing to Daisy’s inventory that she describes as “practical—with an edge.” Peggy now serves women in their 30’s through the fashionable 70’s, and carries some stylish clothes for the 20’s crowd. “My customers like knowing that they probably won’t see their outfit

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The current Fall 2013 fashions are a nice mix at Daisy’s, with leggings, tunics, dresses and skirts being the strongest trend, as well as Country Girl, and Tailored Women styles. “Our clothing size range is 4-14. However, can special order most sizes we may not carry. Shoe sizes range from 6-10,” Peggy adds. “We can also special order shoes sizes, if it’s an open-stock brand.” For comfort driven customers, Merrell shoes are the best sellers at Daisy’s. However, Kenneth Cole, Bandolino, Born,and Bernie Mev are also popular. Peggy doesn’t hesitate to point out her top clothing sales are attributed to Tribal Int. (from Canada). “Our ladies also like Foxcroft, theme and Ya Designs. We carry a nice selection of premium jeans. Silver Jeans, for the fashion customers. "It" Jeans, for the young at heart and Jag Jeans for our more mature customers. We offer size 26 to 33 and can special order most styles. Peggy notes the change from a single line of handbags to multiple October/November 2013


lines. “We’re changing our handbags and will be showing a wider selection such as Shiraleah, for the fashion driven customer. Baggallini for our more mature ladies. Kavu bags and accessories, which are geared towards the progressive outdoor crowd.” Jewelry is a popular accessory, with Brighton as Daisy’s main line. She says that jewelry is always a hit as a gift or simply because it is an inexpensive way to update any outfit. As evidenced by

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another incentive: “Daisy Bucks are a big hit,” she explains. “At the beginning of a season we offer five-dollar Daisy bucks with every $100 purchase. Daisy Bucks can be used toward the next nonsale merchandise. Peggy’s customers are often curious about her business name. Is it named after a grandmother, mother, or daughter? None of the above says Peggy. “I named Daisy Boutique after a golden retriever. When we signed the lease for the store, the landlord owned this dog named Daisy. I thought it was such a cute name that I asked him if it would be okay to name the store after his dog. The name ‘Daisy’ has been a gift in branding the store. It works!” Ten years later, Peggy is still going strong and hasn’t looked back. Daisy Boutique is located at 140 Mark Whitfield Drive Suite E – in "The Shops West of Main" Jasper, Georgia. Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am - 6pm. 706. 253. 6996 www.daisyboutique.com.

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ARTS 10-11-19 Georgia Mountain Fall Festival Hiawassee, GA, MondayThursday: 10 AM Friday: 10 AM, Sat: 9 AM, Sun: 10 AM Tickets $11.00; children under 10 years FREE. For details 706-896-4191 www. georgiamountainfairgrounds. com 10/12-14 Fall Arts in the Park Downtown Blue Ridge City Park 10AM - 5PM Both Days. Fine art, great food, fall colors on the trees and on the canvases. Artists from across the nation. Admission $5 for adults/ children free. Info: 706-6322144, www.blueridgearts.net 10/19, 11/16, 12/21 Art Walk. Historic Downtown Blue Ridge on Main Street. Enjoy the art galleries on Main Street during their monthly Art Walk on the third Saturday of each month thru December from 5 to 8PM

10/19 – 11/15 Annual 2013 SAAG National Juried Show Sponsored by Southern Appalachian Artists Guild (SAAG) and Blue Ridge Mountains Art Assn. Opening Reception 10/19, 5-7pm. Info: www.blueridgearts.net or call 706-632-2144 11/8-11/10 9th Annual Holiday Road NE GA Arts Tour Over 100 local artists demonstrating art in the making. Miles of handmade items for your holiday shopping. Habersham, Rabun, Towns & White counties. Visit www.artstour.com 11/23-01/10/14 Blue Ridge Mountains Art Association Holiday Art Show & Sale Opening reception 6pm to 9pm and will remain on display until January 10, 2014. Hand turned wooden carvings, handcrafted items, jewelry, holiday ornaments and more. Info: 706-632-2144 or visit www.blueridgearts.net

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12/7 – 12/8 The North Georgia Art Ramble (NGAR) 10AM – 6PM, Reception 12/6 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Join a select band of eclectic artists, art advocates, and The tour showcases a variety of art forms from the functional to the whimsical and the abstract. The Pre-Ramble party will be at the Cherokee Arts Center on Friday, 12/6. For info: info@cherokeearts. org or 770-704-6244.

DINING & DANCE 10/19 Night Under the Stars. The Cherokee Arts Center presents Saturday 7pm, 94 North Street, Canton, GA 30114. Dinner / dancing / silent auction. Tickets: Single $50 / double $90. Info: info@cherokeearts.org, or call 770-704-6244

EVENTS, FESTIVALS & SHOWS 9/21 – 10/31 Scarecrow Trail & Pumpkin Fest North Georgia Petting Zoo & Petting Farm, Cleveland, GA Oct. 1st - Oct. 31st Themed Scarecrows, hayrides, wool jump, pumpkin patch, sunset tours, meet and greet the animals. Contact: info@ wildlifewonders.org 706-348-7279 10/1 - 10/31 Scarecrows Are Everywhere! Kick off your fall foliage weekend with a drive through any town to view the amazing local scarecrows invading north Georgia! Contact the local Chamber of Commerce for more info. BOO!!! 10/1 thru 10/31 Village Festival at Big Canoe Over 60 vendors. Farm fresh vegetables, fruit, seafood, plants, flowers, honey, pies & pastries, crafts, & more! Saturdays 9AM- Noon. Info: www,bigcanoe.com

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10/1 thru 11/1 Octoberfest, Helen, GA. The South’s longest lasting Octoberfest in Georgia’s own Alpine village. Live entertainment, great German and Austrian food and drink. For more info call the Helen Chamber of Commerce, 800-858-8027. 10/1- 10/31 Talmadge Tricks & Treats For brave trick-or-treaters age twelve and under. Lights will be on & It's safe for the entire family! Price of admission is just one, non-perishable canned food item per trick-ortreater, which will be donated to Pickens County CARES. 2PM- 4PM. Info: www.talmadgebroshaunt.com 10/1 - 10/31 Apple Pickin' Jubilee Hillcrest Orchards, Ellijay, GA. Activities include wagon rides, cow milking, pig races, multiple playgrounds, jumping pillow, giant slide, pedal cart and trike rides, petting farm and pony rides. Weekends. Info: www.hillcrestorchards. net 10/1 - 10/31 U-Pick Apples & Pumpkins Red Apple Barn, Ellijay, Weekends. 10:30AM05:00PM http://www.redapplebarn.com 10/4 - 10 - 31 Talmadge Brothers Funeral Home & Casket Company The Talmadge horror has risen from the dead at a new location! A state-ofthe-art haunted attraction! 8PM to 11PM Sundays through Thursdays and 8 PM to Midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Info: www.talmadgebroshaunt.com 10/4-6 Woodstock Market & Show Downtown Woodstock; 9am5pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. Outdoor Market vintage items, arts & crafts, plants, food and much more. 1st Weekend of Every Month. 770-924-0406

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10/3-10/31 Fall Foliage Train Ride Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad. Fall Foliage trips begin and run throughout October, check the train schedule for exact dates and times. Details: 877413-8724 10-5 thru 10/28 U-Pick Apples & Fun Mercier Orchards. Every Saturday and Sunday from 10AMam -4PM through October. $10 Children 2 and under are free to ride! (706) 632-3411 or mercierorchards.com 10/12 Blue Ridge Market Farmers Market located on Summit by the Swan Drive-In. 8AM to 2pm through October. Contact Sally Smith sally@cityofblueridgega.gov . or call 706-632-2091 10/12, 10/19, 10/26 Blue Ridge Market Farmers Market located on Summit by the Swan Drive-In. 8AM to 2pm through October. Contact Sally Smith sally@cityofblueridgega.gov . or call 706-632-2091 10/12 - 13, 10/19 - 20 44th Annual GeorgiaSorghum Festival Blairsville , GA. Join in games, contests, dancing and just general fun. Bands, floats, marching units and etc.are featured in the parade. Info 706. 745. 4745 or visit www.sorghum.blairsville. com 10/11, 10/27 Pumpkin Express Train Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Travel to Great the Great Pumpkin Patch and meet Farmer Brown Departures at 1:30 & 3:30pm. Reservations recommended. 706-632-9833 10/11, 10/19 Georgia Mountain Fall Festival Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. Contact: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. Info: 706-896-4191 or www. georgiamountainfairgrounds. com

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10/12-13, 10/19 42nd Annual Georgia Apple Festival Ellijay, GA. Over 300 vendors with handmade, hand-crafted items, as well as many onsite demonstrations. The parade begins at 10 AM in historic downtown Ellijay. 706-636-4500 or www. georgiaapplefestival.org 10/19 Paws in the Park Downtown Blue Ridge City Park. Come and enjoy a day with your favorite pet. 5K Run 9AM 10:30AM to 3:30PM. Parade 10:30AM Sponsored by Humane Society of Blue Ridge. 706-632-5224 10/19, 10/20, 10/26, 10/27 & 10/31 Dark Harvest Haunted Tractor Tour Merciers Orchards, Blue Ridge. For all of you thrill seekers it will be dark and spooky and that’s all we are going to tell you! Starts 8PM. Not recommended for children under 12. Info: 800-361-7731 or mercier-orchards.com.

10/19 Cherokee Trail of Tears Calhoun, GA Honor and Remember (18382013). Come travel back through time with us at New Echota State Historic Site & experience the sights, sounds & smells of 19th century life at New Echota. Info: 706-6241321 or www.gastateparks. org. 10/26 Harvest Festival Crane Creek Vineyards, Young Harris. Celebrate the year's harvest; hayrides, grape stomping, tours of the winery, a kiddie tent. Tickets: Adults $20, ages 13-20 $10, children under 12 free. Info: www. cranecreekvineyards.com 706-379-1236 10/31 Trick or Treat! Blue Ridge, Ellijay, Jasper, Woodstock. Parades, music, candy and more! Contact the local Chamber of Commerce for more info. BOO!!! 11/1-11/03, 11/8-11/10 Hemlockfest, Starbridge Farm. Musical entertainment, including fire dancing and after-hours

acoustic jam”. Help save the Eastern and Carolina Hemlock trees. Info: 706-864-9003 11/2 Feed Fannin’s Bowls of Hope Blue Ridge. Fun, Live Music & More! Come sample soups and breads from local restaurants and keep the bowl as a reminder of the on-going need in our community. , 12PM - 4PM. Info: FeedFannin.com 11/2-3 & 11/9-10 Pumpkin Smashin’ Fun North Georgia Zoo, Cleveland, GA. So what to do with the left over pumpkins? Feed them to the animals! Join us as we toss them to the water buffalo, watch a cougar bowl with her pumpkins and much more. Contact the North Georgia Zoo at 706-348-7279 or visit www.myfavoritezoo.com 11/9 First Annual Fast & The Furriest 5K Trail Run and 1 Mile Doggie Dash to benefit Gilmer County’s Homeward Bound Pet Rescue, the only non-profit, no-kill shelter in the county. Info: www.fastandfurrriest5k.com

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11/10 House & Garden Boutique Open House Woodstock.Seasonal specials, as well as giveaways and refreshments. Stop by to see the fun holiday gift items on hand for this festive season! 10AM - 5:30 PM. Info: 678-494-5800 or www. houseandgardenboutique.com 11/29 – 12/24 Santa Express Train Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad Friday, Nov 29th, through Tuesday, Dec 24th. Contact the train for details on times and specific dates; info@brscenic.com or call 877-413-TRAIN (8724). .

11/30 Light Up Blue Ridge Downtown Blue Ridge Old-fashioned holiday celebration in downtown Blue Ridge. 10:30AM. Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus arrive on the train. Tree lighting 6:15PM followed by live music from 7 to 8 p.m. Downtown shops will be open late so bring the whole family for a holiday of fun. Info: 706632-2091

12/6 & 12/13 Season of Light Special Holiday Presentation, Rollins Planetarium, Young Harris, Friday Shows: 7 p.m. & 8 p.m., Admission $5.00. Celebrate the season with the wonder of the planetarium’s star-filled sky.Tickets: $5.00. www.yhc.edu 12/7 Old Fashioned Christmas Parade McCaysville, GA. Annual Kiwanis Club Christmas parade in 2PM. Come and enjoy an old fashioned Christmas parade with local high school bands, floats, car clubs etc. Info: www. ocoeeinfo.com 12/31 The Rotary Resolution Run Downtown Blue Ridge. Kick-off the New Year a few hours early with a fabulous 5K run starting in the beautiful downtown area of Blue Ridge. Info: www. therotaryresolutionrun.com

12/6 March of the Toys Parade for Toys for Tots 6:30PM-10PM,Ball Ground, GA (770) 735-4263

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10/26 Roxie Watson Band Blue Ridge Community Theater “Live Music is Better” SOLD OUT 7:30pm – Info: 706-632-9223. 11/1 Live Music Gilmer Arts Association Acoustic Blends, Ameriana, Blues, Bluegasss, Country, Jazz, Rock and originals. 7PM to 9PM. Info 706-635- 5605 gilmerarts@gilmerarts.org 11/2 Live Music with Jefferson Ross Cartecay Vineyards. 5 Wine Tastings. Includes Cartecay Vineyards’ logo wine glass Saturdays 1:30pm – 5:30pm. $13.00. 706-698-9463 www.cartecayvineyards.com

11/9 B.E.S.T. Series – Banks & Shane 7:30 to 9:15pm. Ellijay Elementary School Auditorium. Gilmer Arts 706-635-5605 or email gilmerarts@ gilmerarts.org 11/16 Copious Jones Blue Ridge Community Theater “Live Music is Better: 7:30 pm. One of the most promising talents on the Atlanta music scene. 7:30pm Info: 706-632-9223. 12/13 B.E.S.T. Series – Atlanta Pops Orchestra Details available later. Contact: Gilmer Arts 706-6355605 or email gilmerarts@ gilmerarts.org

11/9 Live Music with Barefoot Boone Cartecay Vineyards. 5 Wine Tastings. Includes Cartecay Vineyards’ logo wine glass Saturdays 1:30pm – 5:30pm. $13.00. 706-698-9463 www.cartecayvineyards.com

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THEATER 10/3—10/20 On Golden Pond Blue Ridge Community Theater. A touching love story by Ernest Thompson. Thurs.-Sat. – 7:30pm, Sunday 2:00pm. Info: 706-632-9223 blueridgecommunitytheater. com 10/11-13th, 10/25-27 & 11/1 -3 The Mousetrap Murder mystery with a “twist”. The Historical Holly Theater, Dahlonega, Fri. and Sat. 8pm, Sunday 2pm. sInfo: (706) 8643759 www.hollytheater.com 10/26 The Rocky Horror Picture Show One Show – Sat. 8pm A classic indeed. Come and enjoy! For details: 706-2532800; or check website, taterpatchplayers.org 11/1-3, 11/8-10 Tom Sawyer Blue Ridge Community Theater. A production from the Sunny D Children's Theater. 7:30pm. Tickets $6.00 for youth and $11.00 for adults. Info: 706-632-9223

11/15 - 11/24 Little Women City Center in Woodstock. A faithful musical adaptation of the beloved novel by Louisa May Alcott. The four March sisters face family joys and challenges in the 1860's in Massachusetts. For times and tickets: www.elmstreetarts.org 678-494-4251 11/29-12/15 A Christmas Story Blue Ridge Community Arts Center. Adapted from Jean Shepherd’s film. Family Comedy for a theatrical holiday favorite. Showtimes are Thursday's through Saturday's at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday's at 2:00 p.m. 706-632-9223. blueridgecommunitytheater. com 12/6-12/8 Dashing Through the Snow Tater Patch Players, Jasper, GA Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm, Sundays 2:00pm. Tickets: $15.00. Info: www. taterpatchplayers.org

2013 Blairsville Sorghum Festival October 12, 13 & 19, 20 Meeks Park, Blairsville

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