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WEALTH MANAGEMENT “Protecting Your Future”

Moore’s Wealth Management Staff include Scott and his wife Carla pictured in the center, their sons Chris, Brian & Kyle, daughter Michelle, and Mark and Liz Peterson.

Moore’s Wealth Management adds 4th Fiduciary Advisor to their Practice

Planning for a healthy and prosperous retirement that might last 20, 25 or even 30 years into the future can be a daunting task. You want to make your financial resources last for the rest of your life -- no matter how long you live -- and you don’t want to be wiped out by down markets, poor tax planning, or long-term care expenses. That being said, it makes sense to seek guidance from trained professionals for these most important financial decisions. Brokers, Registered Representatives, Insurance Agents and Registered Investment Advisors all claim to have the best advice and commitment to serve their clients. However, did you realize only Registered Investment Advisors and Investment Advisor Representatives are legally and ethically held to the highest “Fiduciary” standards by the SEC to care for their clients? A Fiduciary Advisor is required to put their client’s interests above their own and declare any conflicts of interest that may arise. The “suitability standard” which Brokers, Registered Representatives and Insurance Agents are held to means that the broker must reasonably believe that their recommendation is suitable given the client’s circumstances, needs and objectives. In this case, the broker is not referred to as a fiduciary and does not need to put their client’s interests before their own or the interests of their financial institution. Broker-dealers presently have no fiduciary duty. The suitability standard required of a traditional broker does not require a broker to always act in the best interests of their client. In fact, since the brokers do not have to adhere to the Fiduciary Standard, and are relegated to selling commission based broker/dealer products, they cannot comply with the Fiduciary Standard. At Moore’s Wealth Management “We help our clients protect their financial future through a Fiduciary Standard of Care that puts their interests First.” The Firm has been built on this standard and continues to grow in the community due to its commitment to this principle. In August, Moore’s Wealth Management added it’s 4th Fiduciary Advisor (Christopher Moore joined Brian Moore, Mark Peterson, and Scott Moore) showing a continued commitment to grow and serve the North Georgia region. Drew K. Horter, founder and Chief Investment Strategist of Horter Investment Management said, “As the fastest growing Registered Investment Advisor Firm out of 130 firms with Trust Company of America, the 7th largest Custodian in the United States, Horter Investment Management believes in a “Fee for Service” model and doing what is in the best interest of the client. At Horter Investment Management we are very proud to work with Scott Moore and his tremendous group of Fiduciary Advisors at Moore’s Wealth Management. They represent the Fiduciary Standard to the highest degree in everything they do for their clients. Under Scott’s leadership, the firm continues to increase its number of clients and level of client satisfaction, now ranking Moore’s Wealth Management as a National Top 5 Fiduciary Advisory Firm within Horter Investment Management.” Call to get more information on how Scott Moore and his team of Fiduciary Advisors can assist you in planning and preparing for retirement. They can be reached at either their Gainesville office at 770-535-5000 or their Alpharetta office at 678-566-3590. You can also learn more about the firm at www. Investment advice is offered by Horter Investment Management, LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Insurance and annuity products are sold separately through Moore’s Wealth Management, LLC. Securities transactions for Horter Investment Management clients are placed through Pershing Advisor Solutions, Trust Company of America, Jefferson National Monument Advisor, Fidelity, and Security Benefit Life.

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University of Georgia's Mark Richt talks with HOME Magazine.

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UGA Coach Mark Richt

Taking a look at one of largest nonprofits in Hall County. The Legacy Link helps numerous agencies assist the elderly, plan for retirement and age in a healthy way. And since Lake Lanier is a great place to retire, Legacy Link services are in big demand.

On the Cover The Richt Family, from left Anna, Jon, Mark, Anya, Katharyn, Zach and David, pose on the campus of the University of Georgia. What's a typical day like in Richt home? What is the one thing the coach looks forward to this year? Find out inside.

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Gainesville cousins take their hobby to consumers with remodelled trailers perfect for leaf peeping or tailgating.

The fall season brings cooler temps, crisper air and beautiful colors, but it can also be a harbinger of more than just the doldrums.

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Take your tailgate to the next level with a foodie recipe from a local chef.

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From the Editor “And there’s a flag on the play.” Can you smell that? The turf grass. The crisp air. That's the smell of fall and I can feel it rolling in. It is most definitely my favorite time of year. Several years ago as a photographer on the sidelines of a college football game, I got to take in the most joyous of all fall events ... for hours on end. To this day, I cannot recall who the opposing team was, but I do remember that it was the longest football game of my life. Every three minutes or so rang out the shrill whistle of the refs as little streaks of yellow flitted onto the field. The announcer surely got tired of saying, "And there's a flag on the play." I think he probably just had a recording on loop by the time it was over. But even after all that time standing patiently with heavy equipment as the sun beat down (an then eventually set), I marveled at the still energized fans filling the stadium. People didn't care who won or lost (mostly), they were just out having a wonderful time with family and friends. That's the great thing about football and most outdoor sports really. But football especially. It brings folks together in the great outdoors and for the first part of the season, in mild wonderous weather. Bowl games the exception. So I hope you enjoy this issue filled with fall splendor and plenty of football. And no matter what your alma mater, go team!



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The Legacy Link

For those entering their golden years, or to those already there, the key to aging gracefully can seem to be a whole new journey in itself. And because many of your best days are still to come, it’s important to get involved in activities that keep you feeling your best and living in your prime. Thanks to The Legacy Link, Inc., Northeast Georgia’s one-stop shop for all things related to healthy and informed aging, seniors and their family members have access to information on a variety of services aimed at providing assistance and education on available programs in the region. Now in its 16th year, the nonprofit organization equips seniors with information on community-based programs, employment and training, home-based services, housing options and advocacy, and Medicare counseling. With a 13-county service area encompassing Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union and White counties, plus additional counties served through its senior employment and source programs, Legacy Link’s invaluable offerings have enriched the quality of life for many in the region.

From left, Linda Clark, Pat Freeman and Pat Rylee go over the new budget for Legacy Link.

“I remember many persons who call and write to tell me how much someone helped them find what they needed,” says Legacy Link’s Chief Executive Officer Pat Freeman on the organization’s services to seniors. “People are always surprised to see that we are here for them.” Freeman has been around from the very start of Legacy Link, having established and incorporated the organization in 1997. In its founding year, Legacy Link was named as an Area Agency on Aging by the state of Georgia after

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taking over the role from the Georgia Mountains ADPC. Freeman explained that the AAA serves as the administrative body statewide for the granting of federal and state funds allocated for services for older persons. There are 12 such agencies in Georgia, part of a federally designed system of funding services through a variety of federal laws. “We started out in 1997 with six employees but have grown to 100 employees due to

• Have your health care provider or pharmacist review your medicines, supplements and discuss your alcohol use. • Have your vision checked. Multifocal or bifocal lenses can increase your risk of falling. • Make your home safer. Clutter, poor lighting, and throw rugs can all increase your fall risk. • Grab bars can help in your bathroom. Do YOU have concerns about falling? This 8-week program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Contact Lisa Howard, Wellness Program Coordinator at Legacy Link about an upcoming workshop in your area: 770-538-2650 or HOME Living

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home charity numerous grants and contracts to serve citizens in the region,” Freeman said. In order to expand its sphere of influence, Freeman said Legacy Link works to take advantage of its available options in order to reach potential customers all over the region. “Legacy subcontracts federal and state funds to numerous county governments and businesses for the operation of services throughout this area,” she said. Legacy Link is organized to provide the most effective and specialized care for its seniors by delegating managers to program-specific departments. However, each department coordinates with one another to ensure that the organization meets the needs of those it serves. In addition to the education Legacy Link provides on outside assistance, the organization itself also operates its own programs directly which assist older citizens and those with disabilities. Legacy Link’s employment and training program serves those age 55 and older in 23 counties, with funding provided by the Department of Labor through the National Council on Aging. Trainees in this program must

meet federal government income guidelines and then are assigned for training in public and nonprofit agencies on a part-time basis. Legacy Link’s Medicaid-funded programs help its participants have the option to stay in their community rather than have to go to nursing homes. By working with the organization’s registered nurses and social workers, clients and their families devise care plans and broker in-home services with agencies to help maintain people within their homes. According to Freeman, this helps avoid premature placement into a nursing home or other care facility. Legacy Link also operates its own “store” called the Legacy Shoppe, inside Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville. Clients and their families can come there to be educated on services for seniors, businesses that cater to mature persons and other information. One of the Shoppe’s most popular features is the counseling for Medicare beneficiaries, walking them through the process of selecting Medicare Part D plans related to pharmacy benefits. The Shoppe also holds training sessions on different topics and is available for groups to

hold small meetings, among other services. While it already provides a plethora of programs and services for today’s seniors, Freeman is hopeful for many progressive changes at Legacy Link and has some specific goals in mind for the future of the organization. “In the future, I believe Legacy Link will become even more involved in health care management and case management and will be providing more services on a fee basis, as well as offering services with public monies as we do now,” Freeman said. “Our Wellness Program services have been very successful, and we hope to expand in that area, as well.” To locate Legacy Link services in the Northeast Georgia region, or anywhere in the United States, call Legacy Link at 770-538-2650 toll-free at 1-800-845-LINK, and ask to speak to someone in the Gateway Department. Legacy Link has a computerized database of services, agencies and businesses over the state where it works with individuals, clients and families living in this region, as well as long-distance caregivers, about meeting needs of senior citizens.

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Rojene Bailey at the Beulah Rucker Museum in Gainesville. Photo by Nat Gurley.

Rojene Bailey: Living history, loving blues Story by Brandee A. Thomas In the confines of greater Hall County, Rojene Bailey is known as the torchbearer for the Beulah Rucker Museum and Education Center, honoring his grandmother’s work as an education pioneer. But to the world outside those borders, he’s better known as the charismatic host of “Blues Time in The City,” a broadcast that’s heard on more than a dozen radio stations across the country. Although he’s been on the airwaves since 1985, Bailey has had the blues for much longer. “My family is kind of weird. On my mother’s side, they’re very sophisticated, very education focused and all of that. On my daddy’s side, they were a wild group from the country. So you know, if you go down to the country with them, they play the blues, drink that oil and they have a good time,” he says in between short chuckles. “I guess I kind of liked it.” Some folks are drawn to the blues because of the forlorn cries of the harmonica, while others are more in tune with the insistent wailing of the guitar. Those elements are nice, but they aren’t the main draw for Bailey. 10

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“I’ve always been impressed and intrigued by the stories these blues artists tell,” he explains. “They can come up with some stories that you’d think would never happen to a person.” At first, Bailey was content with just listening to the blues his family would play. Then he started purchasing his own records, which grew into a collection housed inside the off-limits music room inside his Atlanta home. His love of blues may have remained contained inside those four walls had it not been for a fateful encounter with an inquisitive party guest. “Me being in the media industry in Atlanta, I knew everybody in Atlanta, Ga., so a lot of people were there,” Bailey recalls. “I saw this lady in my music room. I had a big sign on the door that said, ‘Do not enter,’ but there she was. In my music room.” The headstrong guest was the program director of WCLK, a National Public Radio affiliate on the campus of Clark Atlanta University. She was so struck by the breadth of his collection, that she asked Bailey to consider hosting an on-air radiothon to raise money for the station. At the time, Bailey was in the midst of an award-winning career in television production and had zero thoughts of transitioning into radio. HOME Living

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home get to know “I said, ‘I would never lower myself to doing radio, that is just so beneath me. I produce and direct television. This is big time. Radio is small time,’” Bailey said, adopting the arrogant tones from his younger years. Fortunately, the program director’s persistence eventually drowned out his disdain and Bailey agreed to host a special show. Just that once. “I kind of enjoyed it,” Bailey said. “They asked me to do it again. And I agreed … then it kind of became a hobby.” After 13 years, Bailey was ready to pursue his other hobby: golf. So in 1998, he hung up his headphones for what may be the world’s shortest retirement. “I did my last show on Saturday, caught a flight on Sunday for Las Vegas and on Monday a guy from KISS 104.1 called me and asked how I would like to do their blues show,” Bailey remembers. When he was a child, there were times Bailey thought his innovative grandmother didn’t like him because he was too “weird and unconventional.” In hindsight, they were more alike than he realized. He certainly inherited her pioneering spirit. “I love a challenge. I thought, this would be a good opportunity to see how far up I could get the ratings,” Bailey explains about why he left retirement for his first foray on commercial radio with “Down Home Blues with Rojene Bailey.” “I started doing the show on Sundays. For a time, it was rated No. 1 in its time slot.” He hosted that show, which later became “Blues Time in the City with Rojene Bailey,” for 11 years before leaving the station in 2009. Thanks to the advancements of technology like his in-home studio, once fans began requesting a Blues Time revival, Bailey was able to put together a broadcast outside of the confines of a commercial station. It can be heard locally on Brenau University’s WBCX 89.1-FM from 4-6 p.m. Saturdays, or online anytime at

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the epoch of the blues – the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s — don’t expect Bailey to beat you over the head with his opinions. He will readily educate and entertain, but one thing Bailey won’t do with his beloved blues is persuade. “I think people should be exposed to something different. You can get into this thing where you hear the same thing over and over and you think there’s nothing else,” Bailey says. “But you can’t force anything on anybody.

“When it’s done right, radio is much more difficult than television,” Bailey says. “With television, even if you don’t have audio, you have the picture (you can see). But with radio, you have to create that picture in a person’s mind. You have to keep the listener engaged.” At-large engagement is also one of Bailey’s goals as the volunteer executive director of the Beulah Rucker Museum at 2101 Athens

Rojene Bailey poses with a bust of his grandmother, Beulah Rucker. Photo by The Times.

Just present it. Either one of two things will happen: Either they’ll like it or they won’t. If they are not going to like it, there’s nothing you can say to them to make them like it. “And I don’t argue with people about what is the blues or what isn’t the blues. There’s no sense to it.” While he can appreciate the purity of the downhome blues of his youth, Bailey also enjoys seeing how the genre matures. “The thing that I like about B.B. King is he’ll cut the blues with a little bit of everybody,” said Bailey of the blues forefather who has collaborated with artists from different genres and generations. “That’s where innovation comes in. It’s a creativity thing. Coming from the field that I was in, creativity is what we’re here for.” In the beginning, Bailey may have considered radio to be a step, but hosting his own broadcast has proven to be a steppingstone towards a deeper appreciation for the craft.

Highway in Gainesville. “We like to introduce new things to the county. In October or November, we are going to have an exhibit on the history of blacks in the military,” Bailey says. “Some of the things we were doing, like the back- to-school rally, we dropped. We didn’t have one this year. When we started doing it four or five years ago, nobody was really doing it. “This year, we determined that there were so many people doing rallies that we needed to come up with something new. We like to get out there and (introduce) different things and hopefully other people catch up and we can go on and do something else.” He never set out to be a radio host – or the drum major for his grandmother’s legacy – but Bailey is happy with how fate changed his tune. “I’m the happiest man in America,” Bailey says. “When you’re doing what you love, it doesn’t feel like work.” HOME Living

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Gainesville Eye Associates offer new cataract treatment

treatment to the region and the state. Dr. Jack M. Protecting your vision may prove to be one of the most important and practical ways you can Chapman Jr. and Dr. safeguard the quality of both your health and life Clayton G. Blehm performed the first in the coming years. procedures in December For Northeast Georgia residents, the 2012, and according to convenience of quality care is in sight at Gainesville Eye Associates, whose multiple office their experiences, both practitioners believe and consulting locations provide a spectrum of the future is bright services to the region. for recipients of this Started in 1982 by Dr. Stephen J. Farkas, treatment. the practice that began as a one-man show has “As cities in the grown to include four ophthalmologists and Northeast Georgia two optometrists. While its primary office is in region continue to be named great places to Gainesville at 2061 Beverly Road, Gainesville retire, and the over-55 community continues Eye Associates also operates office locations in Braselton and Cornelia, with consulting offices in to grow, this population will benefit from a new Blairsville, Clayton, Hiawassee, Hayesville, N.C., option for cataract surgery,” Dr. Blehm said. Due to the nature of the procedure, laser and Franklin, N.C. cataract surgery results in faster recovery and “We are a complete eye care provider,” more consistent surgical outcomes among Dr. Farkas said of the practice he started. “We patients. Similar to the Lasik surgery technology, take care of all your vision needs, from annual this cataract procedure is a bladeless-operation eye exams to laser vision correction surgery, using a computer-controlled laser that allows oculoplastic surgery, botox or treatment for eye surgeons to plan and perform the surgery to eye conditions such as diabetes, glaucoma or exact, individual specifications for each patient cataracts. With our network of primary and that is attainable with other surgeries. satellite clinics, we can serve patients across “The new laser technology gives us more Northeast Georgia and western North Carolina.” precision than manual techniques. It’s much less One of Gainesville Eye Associates’ most invasive when removing the cataract from the common yet essential services is eye exams, eye, and it helps improve lens placement,” Dr. which many people have done on a yearly basis. Chapman said. “The benefit to the patient is that Because many eye and vision problems have the laser surgery is safer, more accurate and offers no visible signs or symptoms, patients are often a faster recovery.” unaware of existing problems. For this reason, Additionally, Gainesville Eye Associates doctors at Gainesville Eye Associates stress the offers traditional cataract eye surgery, Lasik eye importance of annual exams. surgery, Botox, and contact lenses, frames and “Early diagnosis and treatment of eye and lenses through its on-site, full-service optical vision problems are important for maintaining center. Patients can also receive eyelid plastic good vision and eye health and when possible, surgery, a common procedure where excess skin preventing vision loss,” says Dr. Michael Veach, and fatty tissue is removed from around the eye. an O.D. at the practice. They can explore the option of Latisse from one Perhaps one of Gainesville Eye Associates of the first practices in the Southeast to offer biggest claims to fame is its work in laser the only FDA-approved treatment to produce cataract surgery. Because it was the first office in longer, fuller eyelashes. Georgia to perform the specialized surgery, the But before visiting their offices, the doctors practice brought a new advancement in cataract 14

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at Gainesville Eye Associates say there are plenty of ways to protect your eyes year-round. “As the weather becomes cooler, you still need to protect your eyes during outside activities like football games, skiing or blowing leaves,” says Dr. Karla Thomason, O.D. at Gainesville Eye Associates. “It is still important to wear sunglasses to block ultraviolet rays. Don’t forget to protect your eyes when you’re on the slopes or doing fall cleanup of your yard. Fall is also a time for allergies, and indoor heaters draw moisture from the air which can cause eye irritation.” Thanks to the advice and care of the doctors at Gainesville Eye Associates, many patients in Northeast Georgia are seeing things in a clearer light. But for the doctors at the practice, quality care is all in a day’s work. “We have a lot of longtime patients who have been coming to see us for a number of years for eye exams and other procedures,” says the practice’s Dr. Lori C. Lebow. “It’s a good feeling that they have trusted us with their eye care for so long. People compliment us on our staff and how caring and knowledgeable they are and how efficiently they operate. Our patients refer their family and friends to our physicians, which means a lot to us. We know they trust our doctors.” Contact Gainesville Eye Associates by calling 770-532-4444. For more about the practice, visit HOME Living

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According to the group, endoscopes “allow direct visualization of the intestinal tract for optimal diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gastrointestinal illnesses.” To offer their patients an even higher level of care, the Gainesville Endoscopy Center was established as a free-standing office strictly dedicated to gastrointestinal endoscopy. It is located at 660 G Lanier Park Drive in Gainesville ailments, including: Crohn’s disease, ulcers and and there’s also a location on Thompson Mill heartburn. The group now also has a non-surgical Road in Hoschton. procedure to treat and remove hemorrhoids. The center has on-site procedure and Although they have an extensive arsenal of recovery rooms and a staff with an extensive treatment options the gastroenterology group knowledge of gastrointestinal issues. also offers diagnostic services like colon cancer All appointments for services are made screenings. through the main Gastroenterology Associates Gastroenterology falls under the internal office in Gainesville. medicine umbrella, but what sets this specialty Gastroenterology Associates of Gainesville apart is that physicians receive special endoscope is located at 2324 Limestone Overlook in training to better observe the body’s organs. Gainesville. They can be reached at 770-536Endoscopes are flexible tubes with tiny cameras 8109, by fax at 770-536-3203, toll free 877-683on the ends that allow physicians to get an up9410 or by visiting close view of the inside of the body.

Gastroenterology Associates of Gainesville treats a multitude of digestive disorders Story by Brandee A. Thomas Gastroenterology Associates of Gainesville has been providing specialized internal medicine services to Northeast Georgia for the last 32 years. The practice’s main office is at 2324 Limestone Overlook in Gainesville, but there are also locations in Hoschton, Demorest and Lavonia. A Dawsonville location was opened in May. The associates treat a number of disorders related to the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, liver and gallbladder. Patients ages 16 and older seek out the Associates for relief from a variety of

There’s more to the health of your stomach than the circumference of your waist. When you eat, your body breaks food down to a form it can use to build and nourish cells and provide energy.This process is called digestion. Your digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube. It runs from your mouth to your anus and includes your esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines.Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved.They produce juices to help digestion. There are many types of digestive disorders.The symptoms vary widely depending on the problem. In general, you should see your doctor if you have: •Blood in your stool •Changes in bowel habits •Severe abdominal pain •Unintentional weight loss •Heartburn not relieved by antacids Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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University of Georgia head football coach

Mark Richt From fieldhouse to God's house, coach Richt talks candidly about what matters most in his life. Story by Michelle Boaen Jameson, Photos courtesy University of Georgia

home cover story Kind, gentle and mild mannered aren't words normally associated with the Georgia Bulldogs, but they are the perfect words to describe head football coach Mark Richt. HOME Magazine recently had the privilege of sitting down with Coach Richt (trying to score an interview with the UGA coach is like trying to get money back from the government — nearly impossible). Coach Richt keeps an extremely tight schedule, but after a few hoops and hurdles, we were kindly given 30 minutes (that's two quarters in college football, right?) to pry out his inner most thoughts.


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Or at least some nice anecdotes. To be honest, you could put everything I know about football in a Solo cup and still not cover the bottom. And even though I used to be a sports photographer shooting college games, I still don't understand the complexity of the sport. All of those formations and options and players make my head spin. So I stayed away from stats and game talk because, quite frankly, I'm sure he's tired of answering the same questions about how the offense is looking this year. Even though Richt was born in Omaha, he grew up in the Sunshine State. Boca Raton to be exact. This

would explain his seemingly yearround tan. But possibly it's all the time spent out on the field, too. His love of sports stretches back to his youth and eventually landed him for a short while on the Miami Dolphins team under Don Shula. Richt, who is in his 13th season at UGA, lives with his wife, Katharyn and the couple have four children: Jonathan, a senior quarterback at Mars Hill College, David, Zach and Anya. Jonathan married Anna Cearley in 2010. HOME: Aside from a great football season, what is it you are looking forward to most this year

in your life? Coach Richt: Um, just a peaceful life, you know. I know I got a busy job. I'll say at least a peaceful offseason ... that's probably more realistic. HM: What's the typical day for the Richt family? CR: There's typical days, but it's not January through December if you know what I'm saying. Inseason, a typical day is that we all get up and we gather around the breakfast table around seven and have a meal or a drink of some kind of concoction my wife may have for everybody with some vitamins. And we try to have a little time to chat and have a little devotion and

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pray for somebody who sent us a Christmas card. We'll kind of grab one of the Christmas cards out of a basket we've got and we'll pray for them. Nowadays everybody goes to work and school. I used to take 'em to school but now they are all driving so I don't do that anymore. They go to school and I go to work and Katharyn takes care of everything else. I really don't get home till late during the season. Thursday night I do come home after practice and have some family time. Friday, lot of times, is a travel day and play on Saturdays. Sunday we all go to church. We'll have lunch and then I will go into the office around 2 and stay until pretty late. It's everyday of 20

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the week from August until the end of the season. During bowl time, we have about 4 days for Christmas just to enjoy each other but we are usually in bowl practice — we have been every year since my children have been born. ... We'll go to the bowl game as a family and they'll have fun while I coach. Even Jon, whose now 22 or 23, I don't even remember, ... every year he's still like "hey dad what bowl game are we going to?" And I'm like son, what do you mean

we? You're married, you're out of the house, and you're in college ... you've got your own college now. They always want to come to the bowl game. In the spring, I usually get home around dinner time if I'm not at a Bulldog Club. Between Bulldog Clubs and some type of engagement I average about three nights a week where I'm doing something where I don't get in until 9 or 10 o'clock. Mid June to mid July is kind of a dead time unless I get a last

I wanted to be out there in the community and be as normal of a dad as I could be to my kids.

minute call from a recruit.. Last few years the vacations have been at Lake Hartwell; it's just close enough for me to get back on campus. HM: What is the most challenging aspect of your job in respect to your family, your position and status? I mean I knew being head coach was going to change our lives to a certain degree. My goal was to try to have as much a normal life as possible ... make sure Katharyn didn't get just worn slap out trying to be a wife and a mother and then be the first lady of Georgia football. Nowadays she does a lot more with me because our children are grown, but when they were little I really didint ask her to get too involved ... kind of freed her up HOME Living

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home cover story from feeling like she had to be at everything I was doing that a wife could possible go to. And you know, I wanted to go to every Little League game I could go to, every tee-ball thing, or play or musical, all the things that the kids do. ... Just try to be at everything I could be at. If I can be there I want to be there if at all possible. Even going out, going grocery shopping, I wanted to be out there in the community and be as normal of a dad as I could be to my kids. You know I think sometimes coaches will decide not go here not to go there, because you get out into the public, you know, and sometimes it can be ... it can wear you out a little bit. I always wanted to try to make it as normal as possible for everybody.

HM: Was there ever a moment that it really clicked with your kids that people are clamoring to talk to dad? It's just so normal to them. It's just the way it is. Now, you know, I'm not going to get into which kid, but I think some over the others have enjoyed that a little more. If things are gong rough it can be tough, too . You know if people are talking about your dad and all the mistakes he made on Saturday, or at least what they perceived to be mistakes, or that he's not a good coach. HM: What have you had to tell the children when there's been trash talk about dad? CR: There's been some times, even when things were going well ... but I've always told them my job is

one that people tend to talk about, my job is one that is very public and don't ever worry about trying to defend me or get in a fight about something ... just don't worry about. Ever once in a while one would come home mad about something, but not often. HM: Has there ever been a time where you've been more "coach" instead of "dad" with your kids? CR: Not really. Even with my son Jon, who played quarterback in football, it pretty much took Katharyn a couple of times to say "go straighten out his throwing motion." Somewhere along the way there would be a discussion, you know, do you want me to critique you as a coach would or do you just want me to be your dad? I was

going to be his dad unless he asked for something. HM: Has it been any different with your daughter? CR: She's not your typical girl. She's one tough chick. She's tougher than the boys are. She's very smart. I mean I'd help her when she was little if she wanted to play catch or something. For the most part there wasn't a lot of that going on. We went to a lot of horse shows, but her schedule conflicted a lot with my schedule. But that's just like Jon. I get to see him play a college game once a year. HM: Is it hard to just live a normal life? CR: I've asked my boys over the years, "Do you resent it?" and they re like "you know what dad, we love it." They made the comment

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"it's normal to us." I mean they liked when they were young to be water boys and to travel to all the games with dad. How many boys would love to do that? And Katharyn, to her credit, she was never at home complaining about how dad is never around. She knew and she helped the family understand that dad's got a job to do and when he's doing his job he's got to do his job but when he's free, he's with us. That's why I really don't have any hobbies, I don't go golfing. I mean I like to bowl, but when I go bowling I like to bring my kids. Sometimes I have come home early and expected everybody to be ready to enjoy dad and they're all gone doing their own thing and there's nobody here! I think it's comforting to kids when they are little for them to see dad everyday and I've tried to

make that happen. Even so, there's no perfect parents and I could have probably done things better. HM: Speaking of perfection, is there something that you do that really annoys your wife? Any bad habits? (Long pause as Coach Richt taps his fingers on the table.) CR: You'd have to ask her. I think a lot of times at the end of the day I might still be revved up and I just want to talk and she might just be tired — I'm talking about late, 11 or 12 at night. She won't say anything, but suddenly she'll be asleep. Whether she's asleep or not I don't really know. And there's times when she has to say "honey I'm really tired and I have to get up early." HM: What is the most rewarding aspect of your job? CR: Just to see guys succeed in life and realize their dreams. And

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home cover story many do, whether it's to play in the NFL or what have you. Just to have a positive impact on their lives . (Phone rings and Coach Richt answers. It's his wife who is clearly annoyed by something the coach has done, or maybe not done, at home. He laughs and apologizes as his face grows as red as Uga's shirt. Even the biggest man must answer to a woman.) CR: Where were we? Oh yeah. Just watching these guys grow up and get ready for life ... you hope. Feeling like you made a difference or a positive impact in their lives. HM: Is it ever hard to draw the line between being a coach and being a father to the players, especially when they get into trouble off the field? CR: You gotta discipline them just like you would your own kids. You don't quit loving them, you discipline them because you love them. You want them to learn from their mistakes. Do you ever feel like athletics get too much attentions from the media I don't know about that, but I know they have very little privacy. College football is exciting because there is passion about it; people care about their teams, their university. Because of the interest in our players, anytime they do something good or bad gets magnified, right or wrong. You can't say they need to have more privacy and then still expect everybody to show up Saturdays and cheer. What makes it exciting is also what makes it tough. There's a lot of lessons in life that can be learned in private, but a lot of times they don't have that luxury. If it's a major college athlete in the SEC, football especially, it's coming to light. Hopefully that helps with accountability for everybody, but it doesn't leave a whole lot of room for people to make a mistake and learn and grow from it without the whole world knowing. I made my share of foolish decisions back in the day, but it wasn't the way it is now. If everything I did came to light, it would be pretty bad. HM: What makes it so different? CR: The media, social media and the Internet. If a story gets out, it's getting out in a matter of minutes not hours or days. HM: If any of your children ever decided to go into a job like this, would you advise against it? CR: It's up to them. HM: What advice would you give them? CR: If you're gonna coach, and they understand this because they have lived it, you are going to have critics. If you have any leadership position you are gonna have criticism. If you're a parent, you're gonna be criticized by

your kids, or in-laws or sister. Any leadership position is going to face criticism. Don't let that be the reason you don't do it, because you're afraid of somebody saying you're wrong or don't agree with you. You just have to be man enough or woman enough to stay true to your convictions. HM: OK, lets end on this question then. If there were one moment in your life, any place or any time, that you could live in forever, what would it be?

CR: I don't know, there's so many. I could look back at childhood and say some things, and I can think of some things as an adult I could say. I enjoy living life as it is and I'm looking forward to eternity with my lord and savior Jesus Christ. I'm looking forward to when I have a glorified body that has no sin in it, I know that. HM: No more aches and pains? CR: That's right. No pain. No more bad hips. September | October 2013


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“They don’t make jeans for grown women.” “I’ve had this pair since college. They fit like a glove.” “I’ll never find another pair like my favorite pair.” Ladies, if you’ve used any variation of the previous excuses to beg off from shopping for new jeans, I’m talking to you. And if the last time you shopped for new denim there was another presidential administration residing in the White House, I’m talking to you, too. With the variety of cuts, styles and finishes on the market, there’s no reason why you can’t find a new favorite pair of jeans for the fall and seasons to come. Just keep in mind the four P’s of jeans shopping: Proportion: Outside of DNA, it’s probably not the best look for you to share your daughter’s jeans, so why would you shop in the same place that she does if you’re looking for age-appropriate wear? To this end, just say no to the boutiques and stores catering to junior sizes. That doesn’t mean you’ll be stuck with less fashion-forward selections, but it does guarantee that you’ll be able to find higher rises and fuller cuts that accentuate your grown-up assets best. If you think heading to the misses and women’s sections of department stores means that you’ll be stuck with “mom” jeans, think again. “I’ve always been a Levi’s girl,” said Anna Lancaster of Gainesville, a 51-year-old mom who likes to buy her jeans at J.C. Penney. “I like that they keep up with the current trends, but still keep the classics too. Generally, I like boot-cut jeans, but sometimes I like to switch things up and try out a skinny jean.”

Lancaster admits that shopping for jeans can be a challenge, but she says looking for a few buzzwords on the labels help her hedge her bets before having a fit test in the dressing room. “My daughters would die if I walked around with jeans sitting too high on my waist, but I would be horrified if my jeans were cut so low that my underwear was exposed,” Lancaster said. “So if the label says low-rise or even worse, “super low rise”, I don’t even bother taking them off the rack,” she said. “Mid-rise jeans are a happy medium.” Lancaster said she also looks for a little Spandex or other stretch fabrics on the material listing on the tag of her jeans. The presence of stretch materials doesn’t mean you’re going to end up with a teeny-bopper’s “jeggings” (jeans + leggings = jeggings). “If it has stretch, that means it’s going to hold its shape better after a few washings,” she explained. To take some of the guesswork out of shopping for jeans, many designers are creating a cheat sheet displayed near their selections. For instance, Levi’s brand jeans has created signage for its “denim bar” in J.C. Penney stores that explains the difference between its 515s (boot cut), 505s (straight leg) and 529s (curvy skinny). An informed shopper is a happy shopper. Purpose: You know how you use a knife to cut your steak and a spoon to eat your soup? Translate that same divide and conquer mentality to your wardrobe. Your favorite jeans for running errands may not be the most appropriate for casual Friday at work and that’s OK. It’s perfectly fine to have jeans that are limited to certain occasions.

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If you’re looking for a pair of dressier jeans, you can’t go wrong with a darker wash with tonal stitching. Even better if that indigo-hued jean is a trouser-cut, which is the new black pant. This particular style has a higherrise on the waist, so it’s office appropriate and a wide-leg, which can be flattering for most figures. A true go-to jean for every girl. Another must have is an ankle-pant. These straight-leg jeans are great for running errands, casual dinners or hanging out with friends. A proper fit in this case stops right at the top of the ankle bone. In light of all the rain we’ve had this year, that’s a nice feature because you won’t have to worry about your hem dragging the muddy ground and getting soiled. “Ankle pants have become my favorite style,” said Joni Peeples, a 40-year-old Oakwood community volunteer. “I’ve always had longer legs, so I fret over inseams but this makes shopping so much easier. They’re wonderful to wear all year, but I especially like them in the fall because they tuck nicely inside my boots without looking bunched up.” Presentation: When it’s all said and done, what you wear is just as important as how you wear it and pair it. Fall shoes are maintaining the colorful, pointed-toe, geometric print trends of earlier seasons. Take your skinny, trouser and ankle jeans from day to night by replacing ballet flats with a pair of pretty pumps. Add a little edge to your denim with a racer jacket, scrunch-sleeved blazer or a boldly patterned cardigan. If you’re hesitant about wearing skinny jeans, the fall clothing lines are overflowing with modesty maintaining tunics and blouses. Patience: Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was your wardrobe. It may take a few tries before you find a pair of jeans that you love. Maybe you’ll get lucky at Old Navy or Marshall’s, or maybe it’ll take a trip or two to Lakeshore Mall or the outlets. Different designers have different ideal consumers, so the brand that worked best for you 10 years ago may not be the one that provides the best fit today. You may have to kiss a few frogs, but trust me ladies, your perfect jeans are out there. But you’ll never find them unless you start looking. Happy shopping.

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We believe the King James Bible is GOD’s word. We try to put HIM first in our lives, giving GOD honor and glory for all HE has given us.

The Dream of Providing a Safe, Happy and Loving home to those in need was achieved in 2007 when The Olive Branch opened. Rocky built The Olive Branch with the needs of its residents in mind and can accommodate six residents in six spacious bedrooms, each with its own connecting, oversized bathroom and climate control. Rooms are large enough to allow for your full size furniture, and the open floor plan enables easy walking. Round the clock, hands-on care from carefully screened caregivers, including Kathy herself, ensures the safety and -- just as important -the emotional well-being of our residents. We want those who live here to be happy. Residents don’t just sit. They are involved, much as they would be at home. We are very BLESSED to have wonderful, dedicated volunteers from ole time gospel singers, massage therapist, Crayola art, licensed nutritionist to the youth who fill bird feeders and help keep the yards beautiful.

We offer our residents a private and elegant home. Residents bedrooms are individually climate controlled and have oversized bathrooms connected.

The Olive Branch also offers a magnificent view of nature in our sunroom. Enjoy the outdoors, indoor!

The Olive Branch has two locations: Braselton – 639 Davenport Rd (opened 2007), located two miles from I-85 and only 3 miles from Chateau Elan, and Oakwood – 4804 Flat Creek Road (opened August 2013), located off McEver Rd.

Cooking at the Branch! We offer three healthy, home-cooked meals and two delicious snacks daily for our residents.

Activities and entertainment are enjoyable in our spacious sunroom

Our Oakwood Location If you are considering alternative care for yourself or a loved one, The Olive Branch just may be what you are looking for. We offer assistance with daily activities, medications and personal needs.

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We prepare three healthy, home-cooked meals and two delicious snacks in the Branch kitchen

706-654-5700 639 Davenport Rd., Braselton, Georgia 30517 4804 Flat Creek Rd., Oakwood, Georgia 30566 or email: The Olive Branch offers: ♥ Caregivers around-the-clock (ratio 1-3) ♥ Large bathrooms/bedrooms (private & semi-private) ♥ On-site beauty shop (daily visits) & weekly manicures ♥ Country living atmosphere ♥ Dining room with home cooked meals + 2 daily snacks ♥ Laundry - Each resident’s laundry washed separately ♥ Medication reminders and assistance ♥ Sunroom activities include music, bird watching and family time And of some have compassion, making a difference ~Jude 22

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CBC Construction, are the creative brains behind the area’s new business venture, Wandering Woodies – custom-built vintage teardrop recreational trailers perfect for camping or tailgating. What began as a challenging experiment to see if the duo could restore a 1967 Airstream

trailer together developed into this niche market. “We always gotta have something to do, something to tinker with,” Doss said. The trailers are just that, built completely from the imagination and passion that Doss and

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Jack McAllister and Rives Doss have come a long way since they built model airplanes together as children. During the past few decades, the Gainesville cousins have gone their own ways and made their own families and careers but their love for building things hasn’t faded and has brought them back to the workshop. McAllister, a salesman, and Doss, owner of

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McAllister have for retro trailers. The men aren’t trying to be trend-setters, having seen similar trailers sold on the East Coast, but they certainly have a desire to see their “wheel estate” business catch on here. “These are user-friendly for novices so you’re not roughing it but having fun,” McAllister said. “They’re great for people who appreciate the experience of weekend trips, of getting away.” Easy to pull and park, McAllister said the operating instructions for Wandering Woodies are simple as hook to it, drive it, plug it up and go. Depending on customer’s specifications, the woodies, are built on either 4-foot-by-8-foot or 5-foot-by-10-foot trailer platforms built to hold up to 3,500 pounds and are small enough to be towed by midsized cars. The handcrafted trailers typically weigh 1,600 pounds and include pretty much everything, including the kitchen sink – literally. The design is tailored to match those of trailers sold in the 1940s, basic overnight models have a two-toned solid oak plywood with a marine varnished finish; fully insulated cabin areas completed with stained wood walls and ceiling; room to fit a queen-sized inflatable mattress; cabinet space; 110v and 12v circuits tied into 30A/110v service entrances; lighting inside and out; vents; portable gray water tank; are pre-wired for optional TV and HVAC; and are city water ready. Optional features include exterior trim and design; heat pump and A/C in the living area; pump and fresh water tank for running water at galley sink; installed TV and DVD player; a refrigerator; and a pull out cook-top/oven with bottled propane. The tailgating trailer includes all the same specs as well as a grill and large spaces for coolers and ice, pull out tables and counters and other elements to make it convenient for hanging out before the big games or races. After four weeks and an estimated $10,000 to $13,000, Wandering

Top right: The tailgater’s dream complete with burner, sink and cooler. Above: Inside a sleeper cabin.

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Woodies are ready to hit the road. “It’s a lot of fun but it’s a lot of work,” McAllister said of the trailerbuilding process. Doss, who spends his work day designing and building homes, said the two processes are similar – both need lumber, plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning – they’re just on different size scales. With the retro shape and design and the details the builders put into them, the trailers get a lot of attention anywhere they go. “The first time we pulled the Wandering Woody to the park on Lake Lanier – and I’m not exaggerating – three cars followed us and wanted to see inside and ask where we got it,” McAllister said. “These are just so unique.” Doss plans to bring the trailers to upcoming outdoors shows to get the word out about their availability as well as the other work the cousins do in restoring larger trailers, like the ’67 Airstream that started the whole Wandering Woodies process. Restoration of older, vintage trailers is quite popular among celebrities, sports, outdoors and car enthusiasts who prefer to see something uniquely recreated rather than something brand new. The original trailers that have been in families for many decades have sentimental, not monetary, value attached, but with some attention from Doss and McAllister, the trailers take on a new personality with upgraded conditions. “Older smaller ones are very valuable, very en vogue and desired,” McAllister said. “They’re being bought by celebrities and upper-income sportsman, fisherman, someone who wants something more affluent than just a pop-up with the style and the quality of the workmanship. It’s appealing.” And though their business is just in the beginning phases, the men are having fun and enjoying the tinkering and building of Wandering Woodies.

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Deflecting seasonal depression Story by Shannan Finke It may be hard to believe, but it’s that time of year again: Summer heat makes way for crisp fall air, schools are back in session and the hustle and bustle of the holidays is mere months away. Yet all the things that seem to make this exciting for many can also signal the trigger of a sad season for those who suffer from seasonal depression. Seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD, is a real medical condition and mood disorder whose onset occurs around the same time each year, with the most common form starting in fall or early winter and ending in spring or early summer. “Seasonal depression is a type of depression that follows a seasonal pattern,” explained Dr. Monica Newton, D.O. M.P.H. physician with Northeast Georgia Physicians Group in Gainesville. “A person diagnosed with SAD meets diagnostic criteria for depression, and it follows a repetitive pattern that seems to be seasonal. The two most common types are fall and less common spring onset.” While doctors are unsure what the exact causes of seasonal depression are, it’s commonly thought that the shorter days and decreasing daylight hours characteristic of fall and winter months triggers SAD in those predisposed to depression. And although the origins are unknown, the effects of seasonal depression are very similar among all its victims. Symptoms include a depressed mood and decreased interest or pleasure in all or almost all activities most of the day, nearly every day; significant changes in weight; insomnia or too much sleep most every day; slowness of thought or motion; fatigue or loss of energy; a sense of hopelessness; diminished ability to think, concentrate and indecisiveness, among other things. For those who experience these symptoms around this time of year, the clinical features most common to the fall onset of seasonal depression become even more specific. Increased (rather than decreased) sleep patterns; heightened appetite, 30

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particularly with a carbohydrate craving; a marked increase in weight; irritability, interpersonal difficulties and heavy feelings in the arms and legs all indicate a case of a fall onset of seasonal depression. “What makes people more prone to SAD gets at the heart of what we think may cause it,” Newton said. “There are four primary theories, and they all pertain to duration of exposure to sunlight, changes in your body’s natural circadian time clock, and issues with melatonin secretion.” For those suffering from major symptoms of depression, it’s important to seek help from a doctor. Newton suggests that one of the best ways to treat depression is to talk to someone about it, and the advice coming from your health care provider may prove to be some of the most effective medicine. “I don’t recommend anyone trying to treat themselves for major depressive symptoms,” Newton said. “You may not realize that your symptoms are becoming more severe, and you may need the help of your doctor.” While it is important to consult with

your doctor on depression and appropriate treatments, there are various “home remedies” and preventive steps you can take to help keep symptoms at bay. Light therapy, available through various providers, has proven effective through multiple controlled-case studies to aid in easing the symptoms of seasonal depression. Exposure to natural sunlight and other light sources is also vitally important in your treatment regimen. “If you have seasonal depression, it is best to try and maintain your body’s natural rhythm and increase your exposure to natural light,” Newton advised. “For those early risers, early to bed folks, their light exposure is best between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Using a table top light box, this can be done while eating breakfast or reading the paper.” While early morning light exposure is helpful, Newton also suggests avoiding daytime naps and sticking to a regular bedtime schedule and routine. Additionally, because activity elevates the level of endorphins in the body, exercise may help ease symptoms in SAD as well as other forms of depression.

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You may not realize that your symptoms are becoming more severe, and you may need the help of your doctor.

For the family and friends of those who suffer from seasonal depression, the role you play is vital in healing. By staying in close contact and encouraging those with depression-related symptoms to seek help from their doctor, your role can be essential. If you think you may be dealing with seasonal depression, particularly this time of year, there’s no need to brush it off as a case of the blues. With the help of your doctor and the support of family and friends, your best days can still be ahead.

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New to Hall County, this duo designed their lakefront home with the environment in mind. But don't think because they are energy efficient that they skimped on comfort. Story by Michelle Boaen Jameson, Photos by Sarina Roth

Opposite page: Leslie Kane and Lewis Miller pose with their dog Hudson at their home on Lake Lanier. Above: An imported wood tub and an outdoor shower are a few of the features in this Lake Lanier home.

When Lewis Miller and Leslie Kane decided to sell their Atlanta home, it wasn't with the intent to become a hippy granola couple sporting Birkenstocks (though Lewis admittedly is a vegan and Leslie practices holistic therapies). What they actually wanted was to lure their grown children back home more often for longer visits. The idea, said Leslie, was to have a house with more appeal, and what could be more

appealing than Lake Lanier? But once they got started designing their new home, they became fascinated by all of the technology available to help save energy and money. Lewis assembled a team of various contractors working in conjunction with utility companies to make the house nearly completely sustainable. And beautifully inviting.

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From the front, the home of Lewis Miller and Leslie Kane looks like any other house with a landscaped entry way and a two-car garage. But from the back, you can see the solar panels, generator and energy-efficient windows. The home was a collaborative effort that was years in the making. For more information on the home and the energy-efficient process the couple took, visit www.sustainablelakehome. com. The couple began the site as a way to chronicle their progress and the helpful contractors they encountered along the way.

Above: The water heater is completely soloar powered, allowing for free heated water that is still temperature adjustable. Left: Propane-powered fireplaces provide heat, but also double as decor. The glass baubles shimmer under the light of the flames. The outdoor lighting can be controlled remotely via a tablet or smartphone and is powered by the solar panels on the roof. An outdoor sound system provides music for guests or for relaxing in the hot tub — all solar powered. Opposite page: The "brains" of the home resemble a high-tech server room. Everything is connected to allow for easy access and to see when something may be due for a reboot.


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home lifestyle Lewis and Leslie started designing the home in 2006, but it didn't become a reality until this year. They have apptly named the 4,000 square feet of heated living space - four bedrooms/four baths - "Ventanas al Cielo" or Windows to Heaven. And it does seem like a sanctuary from stress. Floor-to-ceiling windows let light flood in while giving great views of the shimmering waterfront. The goal, said Lewis, was to build an EarthCraft Certified Home ( Developed in 1999 by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface, EarthCraft is the Southeast's standard for green building. And the features are endless. A few of the innovations used to make the home LED certified and eco-friendly are 2-by-6 inch exterior stud walls to allow for thicker insullation; retractable awning over the deck shielding the greatroom windows during the peak summer months while allowing sun in during the cold winters; propane for fireplaces, cooking and a 7.5 kilowatt hour emergency generator; Nichiha fiber cement siding that uses fly ash not silica and is non-combustible, rot resistant, impervious to terminites and has a real woodgrain finish; argon-filled energy efficient Climatech windows all with Low-E glass from PPG; Solar Domestic Hot Water (free!); and 9 Kwh of photovoltaic power on the roof . The estimated electric energy costs per month? No more than $31. But the couples stresses that so much depends on lifestyle habits. Their goal is to be net zero. And being in the house is completely comfortable. The closed HVAC system produces plenty of cool air. Living features include entertainment room, wine area, gourmet kitchen, workout room, screened porch, sun deck and dry below, an outdoor fire-ring, infrared sauna, steam room and hot tub. But most impressive is that everything from the televisions, in-home radio system (which even pipes tunes into the sauna) to lights and more can be controlled remotely via Lewis' iPad. He can even find out who is standing at his front door with a tap of the screen. And there is a backup to nearly everything. It may not be apacolypse proof, but it's pretty close. And speaking of pretty, the couple have carefully decorated their home to continue the eco-friendly theme. Much of the furniture was upcycled by Leslie and her daughters. Even the coffee table saved from Lewis' college days was refinished to a more modern look. Lewis believes more people can achieve a sustainble home and in the future, it just may become the norm in home building.

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Tantalizing Touchdown Tailgating can be as easy as store-bought pie, but why not go for the extra points Story and photos by Michelle Boaen Jameson

Bring out the barbecue and unpack the cooler, it’s time to tailgate! It is no secret that half the fun of tailgating is the veritable buffet of bad-foryou foods, and impressing the crowd is just as important as wearing the right colors. So here are two recipes for easy yet awesome fan fare and one a little more challenging for those looking to top their opponent and gain status as a culinary champ. And don’t worry, none of these are girly foods (no paté or fruity froo-froo stuff). These are manly dishes made to be eaten with one hand while holding your beverage of choice with the other.

Bite-size BLT Bowls

One package regularly sliced bacon (not too fatty!) Spring lettuce mix Grape tomatoes Mayonnaise or honey mustard Set oven to 425. Flip large muffin tin over and cover with tin foil, molding foil over each muffin cup. Cut bacon strips into thirds. Place strips over cups to form a “bacon basket.” Cook until bacon is crispy. Remove pan and let cool. Carefully remove bowls and fill with assorted lettuces. Add a dollop of mayonnaise or honey mustard and a halved grape tomato. Bonus: Atkins friendly!


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Mini Chili Bowls

One can Pillsbury Crescent rolls Shredded sharp cheddar cheese One can Hormel Chili with beans (or any chili recipe of your choosing) Sour cream optional Spray large muffin tin with nonstick vegetable or canola oil. Heat oven to 350. Arrange crescent roll pieces into muffin tin.You may want to tear the roll into smaller fragments for easier handling. Make sure dough covers the form completely and press into shape with fingers lightly. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Once you remove the pan from the oven, use a teaspoon to press the risen dough back into a firm bowl shape. Let cool. Remove carefully with a fork and fill with cooked chili. Garnish with cheese and sour cream or even chopped onions.

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Presentation is as important as what you make. Belk offers a variety of platters, like the one at left, or storage containers like the ones above in both University of Georgia or Georgia Tech (sorry, Gator fans).You can represent all the way down to the last bite!

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Barbera Braised Lamb Pitas and Mint Tzatziki (Editor's note:This recipe was developed for HOME by local chef Phil Yazzie.) If you know your wines, an Italian Barbera can be deep, rich with acidity and subtle hints of fruit. Using it as a braising liquid can add depth and connect the food with the wine, which is perfect for the refreshing and cool mint Tzatziki sauce. Instead of lemon juice, adding red wine vinegar to the Tzatziki sauce will keep the connection going. Cooking the lamb a day ahead will save time and allow flavors to mingle. When preparing the lamb, trim off any excess fat (ask your butcher to do this) and let it rest on a rack. Coat the meat with kosher salt and crushed black pepper. Do this a day before to help penetrate the meat and make searing easier. Take the lamb out of the fridge at least an hour before cooking so the meat is at room temperature and doesn’t slow the cooking process. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. You need a pan slightly larger than all the lamb pieces; thick bottomed and heavy gauged with a snug-fitted lid. Heat the pan on medium-high and add about 4-5 tablespoons of vegetable oil, just enough for a thin coat on bottom of the pan. Too much oil will make it taste greasy. Using the lamb, just barely graze the pan, waiting until you hear a medium sizzle. Once the pan is ready, add the meat, leaving it for 3-4 minutes, until you see an even, dark brown sear, then flip, searing both sides to lock in juices. Once done searing, set aside lamb and drain the fat out of the pan, leaving the “fond” (the particles stuck to the pan) intact. Return pan to medhigh heat; add 1 tbsp of vegetable oil. Once the pan is ready, add half of the pearl onions cooking till brown and caramelized. Add one bottle of Barbera reducing to half, scraping all the brown bits, or fond, and stirring until the bottom of the pan is clean. Once reduced, add the lamb to the pan, half of the golden raisins and beef stock. Toss in the bay leaves, rosemary and three freshly crushed garlic cloves. (Quick tip: Place the flat part of a knife blade on the clove and smack it once to break it open.) Add in 2 tbsp of red wine 38

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Ingredients: Thick-bottomed roasting pan with lid Top round of lamb or shoulders Pita pockets Kosher Salt, crushed black pepper 2 bay leaves 4 whole garlic cloves Vegetable oil and extra virgin olive oil Fresh mint leaves, dill, thyme, parsley Fresh rosemary sprig Red wine vinegar

I quart of Swanson’s beef stock 5 cups of pearl onions- fresh or frozen, completely thawed 2 cups of golden raisins 2 bottles of Barbera (can substitute red Zinfandel or Chianti) 5 ounces sour cream 4 ounces Greek yogurt 1 peeled, seeded and graded cucumber Feta Cheese

vinegar. Cover with lid or tightly wrap with foil and place in the oven, and turn down to 225 degrees. Check on the lamb the first hour, then every 30 minutes, testing the firmness and basting with braising liquid until the meat turns soft, but holds its shape. Overcooking turns the meat to mush. Perfect is soft and tender while holding its shape. Using the proper size bowl, mix together 4 ounces of Greek yogurt, 5 ounces of sour cream, seeded graded cucumber, 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, and 1.5 ounces of red wine vinegar, adjusting to taste. It should taste cool, creamy, with a slight kick of acidity. Finish with salt and pepper. Refrigerate or store in a cooler until 30 minutes before assembly.

Heat the grill and cut pitas in half and open pocket. Lightly coat the pitas with olive oil, and lightly grill mark the pitas, toasting the sides. The grill must be hot, clean and oiled before placing on items for cooking. Once your lamb is tender, set off to rest covering loosely with foil. If the braising liquid is not reduced to a compote consistency, place on stove on low and reduce. Add the rest of the onions and raisins near the end of the reduction. Keep your eye on the pan, and don’t scorch. Chop mint, dill, add to tzatziki sauce. Slice lamb thin and stuff in pita; add some of the braising compote, feta and dab with tzatziki sauce. Garnish with chopped parsley. HOME Living

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September Sept. 1 The Jesters Concert 7:30 p.m. Château Élan, 100 Rue Charlemagne, Braselton. www. Sept. 1-Dec. 31 Exhibit in Rotating Gallery 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. 770297-5900,, jcarson@ Sept. 1-15 Elachee’s Pre-order Native Plant Sale Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. Pickup date 1-6 p.m. Sept. 26. 770-535-1976, Sept. 2-6 Dragon Craft Week 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. INK Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE No. 11, Gainesville. $1 with paid admission to museum. Members free. inkfun. org. Sept. 2 Labor Day 10/5K & Fun Run, Run for Autism 7:30 a.m. 405 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, 678-341-8032 Sept. 2 Kicking Childhood Cancer 5K/1K and Family Festival 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carolene Way, Cumming. 404-913-2873 Sept. 6 Lake Chatuge Charity Golf Classic Brasstown Valley Resort, 6321 Ga. 76, Young Harris Sept. 6 First Friday Night Concert, “Ugly Cousin,” “Fools Gold Of Dahlonega” 6:30 p.m. Hancock Park, Dahlonega. 706-482-2707, rebeccashirley@ 40

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Sept. 14-Nov. 3 Corn Maze, Jaemor Farms 5340 Cornelia Highway/Ga. 365, Alto, 770-869-3999, 770-869-0999, Corn maze, hay rides, pumpkin train, apple cannons, farm slide, duck races. Corn maze $10 ages 13 and older, $9 ages 4-12; mini maze $3, hay rides $4, pumpkin Train $3, other attractions $1; $12 pass for all ages includes maze, hay ride, three attractions., dahlonegadda. org Sept. 7 Jimmie Vaughan and The TiltA-Whirl Band, featuring Lou Ann Barton, Big Mike & The Booty Papas. Jazz & Blues Concert Series Lake Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, 770945-8787, www.lakelanierislands. com Sept. 7 Fire in the Mountains Annual Chili Cook Off Towns County Fire Corps, Hiawassee town square. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 706-8969541, 706-896-6875 Sept. 7 Dirty Spokes Race, 3.5- or 7.8-mile trail run 7 a.m. Unicoi State Park, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen. $5 parking fee, $30$45 race fee. www.dirtyspokes. com/unicoi-state-park, 706-878-

2201, ext. 305 Sept. 7 Helen’s Centennial All American Lumberjack Show 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Helen Riverside Park. Three 30-minute shows. Chainsaw carvings, log rolling, axe throwing. Free. 706878-2181 Sept. 7-28 Learn To Row Class 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. noon Saturdays. Lake Lanier Rowing Club, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770- 287-0077, Sept. 7-12 Photography Exhibit Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association, 420 W. Main St., Blue Ridge. 706-632-2144 Sept 8 Family Day, “Pioneer Life in Northeast Georgia” 1-4 p.m. Northeast Georgia

History Center, 322 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. Demonstrations, hands-on activities from pioneer days. Free. 770-297-5900, negahc. org or Sept. 9-13 9/11 Week 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. INK Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE No. 11, Gainesville. $1 with paid admission to museum. Members free. inkfun. org. Sept. 9 Rhapsody in Rabun Dance 5 p.m., Civic Center, Clayton. 706212-2149 Sept. 10 History Forum “New Georgia Politics” 7 p.m. Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. Free for members and $3 nonmembers. 770-297-5900,, HOME Living

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home calendar Sept. 10 Helen Arts & Heritage Center Second Tuesday Gettogether 706-878-3933, Sept. 12-15 GA State H.O.G. Rally Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. www., 706-896-4191 Sept. 12-Oct. 27 Oktoberfest Helen Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, 706-878-1908, 706-878-2181, www.helenga. org. German music, dancing, food and beer. 6-10:30 p.m. MondaysThursdays . 6 p.m.-midnight Fridays, 1 p.m.-midnight Saturdays, 1-7 p.m. Sundays. Parade, noon Sept. 14. For schedule of bands visit www. Sept. 13-15 National Auto Sport Association Road Atlanta, 5300 Winder Highway, Braselton, 800-849-RACE, 770-967-6143, www.roadatlanta. com. $10 Sept. 14-Nov. 3 Corn Maze, Jaemor Farms 5340 Cornelia Highway/Ga. 365, Alto, 770-869-3999, 770-869-0999, Corn maze, hay rides, pumpkin train, apple cannons, farm slide, duck races. Corn maze $10 ages 13 and older, $9 ages 4-12; mini maze $3, hay rides $4, pumpkin Train $3, other attractions $1; $12 pass for all ages includes maze, hay ride, three attractions. Sept. 14 Snake Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $5 adults and children 2-12, free for members and children 2 and younger: Free. 770-535-1976, Sept. 14 Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival Lake Lanier Olympic Center, Clarks Bridge Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge

Road, Gainesville. 770-287-7888,, Sept. 14 Fall Fest, 35th Anniversary of Babyland General Hospital Babyland General, 300 NOK Drive, Cleveland, 706-865-2171, Sept. 14-Oct. 12 Dahlonega Appalachian Jam 2-5 p.m. Saturdays. Dahlonega Gold Museum, downtown square. 706-482-2707, rebeccashirley@, www. Sept. 14 Featured Artist Series 1-4 p.m. Braselton Gallery, 36 Frances St., Braselton, 678-9608977,

Sept. 14 Summit ET Bracket Racing & JDRL Final Points Race Atlanta Dragway, 500 E. Ridgeway Road, Commerce, 706-335-2301, Sept. 14 Dukes Creek hunting Deer, bear and small game. Select dates through Feb. 2. Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. Hunters required to sign in and out at the visitor center. $5 parking fee. 706-878-3087 Sept. 14 Mountain Music & Arts & Crafts Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vogel State Park, U.S. 19/129 South. Appalachian, bluegrass and gospel music; arts and crafts, skill demonstrations, food. Parking $5. 706-745-2628, Sept. 14 Second Saturday ArtWalk Noon-5 p.m. Sautee Village Park, 2454 Ga. 17, Sautee, 706-878-0144 Sept. 14 Women for the Woods at Buck Shoals Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 September | October 2013


home calendar Tsalaki Trail, Helen, 706-8783087, www.GeorgiaStateParks. org. Shooting a bow, fishing, orienteering, evening meal around the campfire. and optional camping provides the perfect ending to this active day. Sept. 14 Francine Reed Jazz and Blues Performance 7:30 p.m. Center Theatre, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee Nacoochee. 706-8783300, Tickets $18 members, $22 nonmembers, $12 ages 12 and under. Sept. 16-20 Elephant Week 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. INK Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE No. 11, Gainesville. $1 with paid admission to museum. Members free. inkfun. org. Sept. 17-Dec. 15 “More” exhibit Sellars Gallery, Simmons Visual Arts Center, 200 Blvd., Gainesville. Free.

Opening reception and artist talk 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 19. 770-534-6263 Sept. 17-Nov. 3 “Sapelo Sojourn” exhibit. Sellars Gallery, Simmons Visual Arts Center, 200 Blvd., Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263 Sept. 19 Harvest Balloon Festival Sterling on the Lake, Flowery Branch. Tethered balloon rides, pumpkin carving and painting, hay rides, face painting, games, concerts and raffles, food. www.

Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $18 adults, $11 children and fulltime adults. 706-839-1315, www., info@ Sept. 19-Oct. 13 “Hallelujah Girls” 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. The Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St., Cumming, 770-7819178, www.playhousecumming. com

Sept 21-22 Celebrate Autumn Arts & Crafts Show 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.4 p.m. Sunday. North Georgia Technical College, 121 Meeks Ave., Blairsville. Juried arts and crafts show. Free admission, food for purchase. 706-896-0932, www. Sept. 21 Community Contra Dance 7:30-11 p.m. Historic Gym. Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee Nacoochee. 706-8783300, Live music and caller, lesson before dance. $8 for adults, $7 members, $4 for students, under age 7 free.

Sept. 19-22 Atlanta Historic Races Road Atlanta, 5300 Winder Highway, Braselton, 800-849-RACE, 770-967-6143, www.roadatlanta. com. Tickets $25-$7

Sept. 20-Nov. 3 Fiber Fantasy and 50 Shades of Purple Gallery Show, Twin Galleries, Hallway Invitational. Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee Nacoochee. 706-878-3300, Free. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Sept. 19-29 “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” musical featuring ’50s and ’60s music Habersham Community Theatre, 1370 Washington St., Clarkesville. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through

Sept. 20 Sautee Shoot Out, Benefit for the Sautee Nacoochee Center 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee Nacoochee. 706-878-3300, www.

Sept. 21 Arts in Education 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SE, Gainesville. Fundraiser for local schools. 770-534-2787,

Sept. 20 POW MIA Day 4 p.m. Veteran’s Memorial Park, Dawsonville. Veterans Affairs of Dawson County, 706-265-6278

Sept. 21 “What is Chorus ... Really?” 7:30 p.m. Hosch Theatre, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. 770-538-4764,

Sept. 21-22 NOPI Nationals Atlanta Dragway, 500 E. Ridgeway Road, Commerce, 706-335-2301, Sept. 21-22 10th annual Art in the Square Downtown Gainesville Square, E. Main St., Gainesville Free. 770886-6126

Sept. 21 Movies under the Stars 8:30 p.m. Braselton Park

Sept. 21 The CreoleJoe Band, featuring Joe Sample & Ray Parker Jr., Bonaventure Quartet. Jazz & Blues Concert Series Lake Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, 770945-8787, www.lakelanierislands. com

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Sept. 21 Fifth-annual Clermont Cupcake Challenge 5K and 1K Races sponsored by the Clermont-North Hall Lions Club. 7:45 a.m., Main Street in Clermont. $15 for 1K or $20 for 5K for those who preregister. Registration available at or clermontdays. net. Runners receive T-shirt and a cupcake from Southern Sweets and Treats. For more information, contact lduttweiler@hallcounty. org or 404-861-0688.

Sept. 21 Youth Fishing Days at Buck Shoals 8 a.m.-noon. Children and adult can fish in a lake stocked with catfish, bass, and bream. Fish caught can be kept. Bring bait and rod. No registration required. 706-8783087. Sept. 22 Supernova Organ Series, John Stender 4 p.m. Piedmont College Chapel, 992 Central Ave., Demorest. www. Sept. 23-27 Fall Week 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. INK Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE No. 11, Gainesville. $1 with paid admission to museum. Members free. inkfun. org

Sept. 24-Feb. 2 “Passages” exhibit Leo Castelli Gallery, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. Free. 770-534-6263, Sept. 25-Oct. 24 “Texture” exhibit Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, Performing Arts Center, University of North Georgia, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Reception noon Sept. 25. Free. Sept. 25 Masters in the Art of Nursing 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brenau East, Whalen Auditorium. 1001 Chestnut St. SE, Gainesville. Celebrating the careers of some of the top health care providers in the community. Free. 770-5346206, Sept. 26 2013 Helen Arts & Heritage

Center Juried Competition 5-7 p.m. Helen Arts & Heritage Center, 706-878-3933, www.

Sept. 28 BADASS Dash Blue Ridge Camp, Mountain City. 706-746-5491

Sept. 27-29 Downtown Hoschton fall festival Parade, scarecrow competition. Jump Right In and 5K Entry, Heart for Hoschton Singing Competition.

Sept. 28 Agri-Fest/Country Market & Pottery Comes to Town 9 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Cleveland. 706-865-5356, www.

Sept. 28 Taste of Clarkesville 11 a.m.-3 p.m. downtown square. Samples from restaurants, wineries, breweries, wine pairing seminars, live entertainment. Free admission, sampling tickets five for $5, 25 for $20. Beer and wine tickets sold separately. www.tasteofclarkesville. com, 706-754-2220

Sept. 29 Six Gap Century & Three Gap Fifty Bike Ride Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce.

Sept. 28 Boney James, Angella Christie, Jazz & Blues Concert Series Lake Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, 770-945-8787, www. Sept. 28 “Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia” 5-8 p.m. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. Build shelters, learn what to do if caught in a storm, identify medicinal and edible plants and practice tracking skills. $13 per scout or sibling age 4 and older, ages 2-3 pay the $3 general admission fee and $5 per parent. 770-535-1976, Sept. 28 BBI Jr. Olympic Program Fall Fungatta Lake Lanier Olympic Center, Clarks Bridge Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-287-7888,, Sept. 28 Clayton Rotary Chili Cook Off 5-9 p.m., Clayton. Food, music, 706782-2149


Oct. 1 Faculty Recital, Joy & Phillip Hayner, piano/organ 7:30 p.m. Piedmont College Chapel, 992 Central Ave., Demorest. Oct. 1-Dec. 27 Ed Gilliam Exhibition Bob Owens Art Gallery, third floor of Hoag Student Center, University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega Campus, 100 College Circle, Dahlonega. Reception 5-6:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Free. Oct. 1-2: Chevy High Performance Magazine Nationals Atlanta Dragway, 500 E. Ridgeway Road, Commerce, 706-335-2301, Oct. 3-6 ‘Pippin’ 7:30 p.m., Oct. 3-5, 2 p.m., Oct. 6. Piedmont College, Swanson Center Mainstage Theater, 365 College Drive, Demorest. Tickets: $10; $5 students and seniors. www.

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home calendar Oct. 3 University of North Georgia Jazz Band Concert 8-9:30 p.m. Gloria Shott Auditorium, 322 Georgia Circle, Dahlonega. Tickets: adults $5, children and non-UNG students $2, free with UNG ID. www.ung. edu Oct. 3-13 Cumming Country Fair Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry road, Cumming. Adults $7, students $5, children under 4, free. Oct. 3 Featured Artist for the Month Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts, 5-6 p.m. 706-878-3933, www. Oct. 3-12 “Alice in Wonderland” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4-5, 11-12; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 12. Brenau University’s Historic Pearce Auditorium, 500 Centennial Circle, Gainesville. $10-12 adults and seniors, $7-8 for students and children. 678-7173624,

Music, free food. Donations accepted; all proceeds go to Breast Cancer Awareness. 706-878-0144. Oct. 4-5 11th annual Mock Mediation Invitational Tournament Brenau University John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, Brenau University, 500 Washington St. SE, Gainesville. Registration $60 per three-person team, $20 for extra individuals including coaches. Register by Oct. 1. 770-534-6297, Oct. 4-6 WERA Motorcycle Roadracing Road Atlanta, 5300 Winder Highway, Braselton, 800-849-RACE, 770-967-6143, www.roadatlanta. com. Tickets: $15-$30 Oct. 5 Special Olympics Regatta Lake Lanier Olympic Center, Clarks Bridge Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-287-7888,, Oct. 5 Family “Q” Day

1-4 p.m. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2575, quinlanartscenter. org. Oct. 5 Safari Benefit Dinner and Auction 6:30 p.m. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. Dinner, jazz music, live and silent auctions. Reservations required. $75. 770-535-1976, www. Oct. 5 Spyro Gyra. Jazz & Blues Concert Series Lake Lanier Islands Resort, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford. 770945-8787, www.lakelanierislands. com Oct. 5 Sidewalk Art Show and Sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Main Street, Clayton. 706-782-1520 Oct. 5 Sautee Jamboree Noon to midnight, lawn and outdoor stage, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee Nacoochee. 706-878-3300, Shawn Mullins, Chattahoochee Chain Gang, Mobros, other bands. $30 per person, 12 and under free. Food and beverages available. No coolers. Oct. 5-6 Indian Summer Festival 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Suches Community Center, Woody Gap School, 2331 Ga. 60, Suches. Arts and crafts, antiques, pottery, leather, local produce, folk art, food, square dance. Free. The Run Above the Clouds 10K Road Race on Saturday. 706-747-2401, www. Oct. 5-6 John C. Campbell Folk School Fall Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. One Folk School Road, Brasstown, N.C. Arts and crafts, music and dance, demonstrations, food, kids’ activities., 828-837-2775. $5 adults, $3 ages 12-17, under age 12 free. Oct. 5-26 Hiking in Helen 1 p.m. Saturdays. Unicoi State Park

Oct. 4 Concert Series, Greg Bates, 7 p.m., Casey James, 8:30 p.m. Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, 770-781-3491, www. Oct. 4 Inside Out Sautee & Sautee Village 2454 Ga. 17, Sautee. 6-9 p.m.

Oct. 10-13 Mule Camp Market Festival Downtown Gainesville square. 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Live music, arts and crafts, food, mule rides, petting zoo, children’s activities. 44

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home calendar Lodge, 1788 Ga. 356, Helen, 800573-9659, www.GeorgiaStateParks. org. Pre-registration required. Oct. 6 University of North Georgia Senior Recital: Hannah Lumme 3-4 p.m. Gloria Shott Auditorium, 322 Georgia Circle, Dahlonega. Free. Oct. 6 Foxfire Fall Heritage Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center. Rabun County Civic Center/ Clayton City Hall Complex, Ga. 76 West, Clayton. Food, music, contests, exhibits and demonstrations of mountain crafts and skills. Admission: $5, ages 5 and under free, maximum admission of $20 per immediate family. Proceeds benefit Foxfire’s Local Educational Programs and the Foxfire Mountaineer Festival 2014. www., 706-746-5828. Oct. 7-Nov. 7 Sloan Bibb Art Exhibit Reception 6 p.m., Oct. 24. MasonScharfenstein Museum of Art, 567 Georgia St., Demorest. www. Oct. 7-11 Police Officer Craft Week 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. INK Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE No. 11, Gainesville. $1 with paid admission to museum. Members free. inkfun. org. Oct. 8 Concert Series, Don Williams 8 p.m. Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, 770781-3491, Oct. 8 History of Helen Event 5:30 p.m. Helen Arts & Heritage Center, 25 Chattahoochee St., Helen, 706-878-3933, www. Oct. 10 University of North Georgia

Symphonic Band Concert 8-9:30 p.m. University of North Georgia Hoag Auditorium, 100 College Circle, Dahlonega. Tickets: adults $5, children and non-UNG students $2, free with UNG ID. Oct. 11-12 “The Love List” Jefferson Community Theatre. Main Street Jefferson, 28 College St., Jefferson, 706-367-5714, 706-215-3345, blaughinghouse@ Oct. 11, 18, 25 YearOne Fast Friday “Legal” Street Racing Atlanta Dragway, 500 E. Ridgeway Road, Commerce, 706-335-2301, Oct. 11-19 Georgia Mountain Fall Festival Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee, 706-896-4191, www. georgiamountainfairgrounds. com. Arts & crafts, mountain demonstrations, exhibit hall, country music shows. Oct. 12 Hambidge Great ARTdoors Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, 105 Hambidge Court, Rabun Gap. Live music, food, invitational show & sale of pottery and hand-made wares, artist talks, native plant sale, children’s activities. Tickets $10 advance, $15 at door, under age 12 free. www., 706-7467324. Oct. 12 Featured Artist Series 1-4 p.m. Braselton Gallery, 36 Frances St., Braselton, 678-9608977, Oct. 12 Northeast Georgia Swap Meet Atlanta Dragway, 500 E. Ridgeway Road, Commerce, 706-335-2301,

Oct. 12 Indian Cultural Festival: A Celebration of Kirtan 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Helen Riverside Park, Edelweiss Strasse & the Helen Bandshell, downtown Helen Oct. 12-13, 19-29 Sorghum Festival 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Meeks Park, half-mile west of Blairsville on Ga. 515 West. Syrup making, arts and crafts, contests, music, face-painting, food vendors. Square dance, 8 p.m. Saturdays. Sorghum Parade, 11 a.m. Oct. 12. Admission $2. 706745-5789, 706-745-4745, www.

Ga. 255 N., Sautee Nacoochee. 706-878-3300, $18 members, $22 nonmembers, $12 ages 12 and under. Oct. 8 The Cherokee and Trail of Tears 175th Anniversary history forum 7 p.m. Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. Free for members and $3 for non-members. 770-2975900,, jcarson@brenau. edu.

Oct. 12 Fall Celebration Noon- 4 p.m. Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen, GA 30545, 706-878-3087, www.

Oct. 10-13 Mule Camp Market Festival Downtown Gainesville square. 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Live music, arts and crafts, food, mule rides, petting zoo, children’s activities.

Oct. 12-13 Lillies of the Valley 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283

Oct. 11 Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia 6:30-8:30 pm. Elachee Nature

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Oct. 16-19 Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta, 5300 Winder Highway, Braselton, 800-849RACE, 770-967-6143, www. Tickets $40-$80

Oct. 19-29 “All American Swing Canteen” 8 p.m., 3 p.m. Sunday. The Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St., Cumming, 770-781-9178, www.

Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $13 per scout or sibling age 4 and older, ages 2-3 is $3 and $5 per parent. 770-5351976, Oct. 13 The Cherokee and Trail of Tears family day 1-4 p.m. Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. Free for members and $3 non-members. 770-2975900,, jcarson@brenau. edu. Oct. 14-18 Columbus Craft Week 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. INK Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE No. 11, Gainesville. $1 with paid admission to museum. Members free. inkfun. org. Oct. 14 “Birth of the Living Dead” 7 p.m. Martha T. Nesbitt Academic Building, University of North Georgia, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. $7 adults, $5 students and seniors. 770-534-2787, Oct. 14 Honors Il Portale Musicale 7:30 p.m. Pearce Auditorium, 200 Boulevard, Gainesville. Vocal and piano performances by music students. Free. 770-538-4764, Oct. 15 Atlanta Guitar Trio 7:30 p.m. Pearce Auditorium, 200 Boulevard, Gainesville. Free. 770538-4764, Oct. 17-Dec. 8 Members’ exhibition Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. 46

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Call 770-536-2575 for times, Oct. 17 University of North Georgia Symphonic Band Concert 7-8 p.m. Ed Cabell Theatre, Performing Arts Center, University of North Georgia’s Gainesville Campus, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Adults $5, children and non-UNG students $2, free with UNG ID. Oct. 17-20 “A Broadway Review,” featuring children and teens Habersham Community Theatre, 1370 Washington St., Clarkesville. 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $12 adults, $7 children and fulltime adults. 706-839-1315, www., info@ Oct. 19 The Atlanta $10,000 Nostalgia Race Atlanta Dragway, 500 E. Ridgeway Road, Commerce, 706-335-2301, Oct. 19 Fall Hoedown Noon-8 p.m. Vogel State Park, U.S. 19/U.S. 129 South. Cakewalk, hayrides, chili and drinks for sale, campfire and dancing, professional storyteller around bonfire. Parking $5. 706-745-2628, www.

Oct. 19 Car Show 9 a.m., United Community Bank, Ga. 515 East. Blairsville. More than 200 cars and antique cars. Free.828-837-8539, 706-745-3985, Oct. 19-20 Gold Rush Days Dahlonega. Arts and crafts, music, parade, children’s activities, gold

Oct. 19 Art-Oberfest Helen Riverside Park. Family fun, artists’ booths, attic treasures sale, bake sale. Helen Arts & Heritage Center, 706-878-3933 www. Oct. 19 Nightfall 5-8 p.m. Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. Live animal presentation, crafts. Adults and children 2-12: $5, free to members and children under 2. 770-5351976,


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home calendar Oct. 21-25 Fire Fighter Craft Week 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. INK Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE No. 11, Gainesville. $1 with paid admission to museum. Members free. inkfun. org. Oct. 21 Public Reading by Author Mary Alice Monroe, “Butterfly’s Daughter” 7:30 p.m. Pearce Auditorium, 200 Boulevard, Gainesville. 770-5346297, Oct. 23 Big Red Apple Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Cornelia. Live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, classic car show, Apple Festival 5K & Fun Run, Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Awareness Walk. Free. 770-7788585,, Oct. 24:-Nov. 3 “Talley’s Folley” 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. The Cumming Playhouse, 101 School St., Cumming, 770-7819178, www.playhousecumming. com Oct. 25-26 Haints & Saints Historic Cemetery Tour Crawford W. Long Museum, 28 College St., Jefferson, 706-3675307, Oct. 25-26 Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown & Fall Leaf Festival 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. BabyLand General Hospital, 300 N.O.K. Drive, Cleveland. Barbecue, entertainment, arts and crafts. $5; proceeds benefit United Way of White County. 706-809-0139,, www. Oct. 25-26 Ghost Walk 6-8 p.m. Northeast Georgia

History Center, 322 Academy Street, NE, Gainesville. $6 members and $10 non-members. 770-2975900, or jcarson@ Oct. 26 Halloween Howl Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club, Lake Lanier Olympic Center, Clarks Bridge Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville. Call 770-2877888 for time,, lckc. org Oct. 26 Southeast Charity Challenge Atlanta Dragway, 500 E. Ridgeway Road, Commerce, 706-335-2301, Oct. 26 Community Contra Dance 7:30-11 p.m. Historic Gym. Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee Nacoochee. 706-8783300, Live music and caller, lesson before dance. $8 for adults, $7 members, $4 for students, under age 7 free. Oct. 26-28 Braselton Antique & Holiday Festival Noon. Braselton Park. Oct. 26-27 Moonshine Festival 8 a.m.-6 p.m., downtown Dawsonville. Parade 9 a.m. Saturday, concert Saturday night. Cars, entertainment, activities, food. Free. html, 706-216-5273 Oct. 27 Halloween Hey Day 9 a.m.- noon, Clayton Complex. Games, treats. 706-782-4512 Oct. 28-31 Halloween Craft Week 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. INK Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE No. 11, Gainesville. Make Halloween crafts. $1 with paid admission to museum. Members free.

Oct. 28 Vocal Chamber Ensemble 7:30 p.m. John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. 770-538-4764, Oct. 29 Cantabile A Cappella Ensemble 5 p.m. Piedmont College, ChapelBrooks Hall, 992 Central Ave., Demorest. Oct. 31 Happy Halloween, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. INK Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, 999 Chestnut St. SE No. 11, Gainesville. Wear Halloween costume to INK and receive 1/2 off admission. $1 with paid admission to museum. Members free. inkfun. org.

Oct. 31 Trunk-or-Treat 4-7 p.m. Rock Creek Park, 445 Martin Road, Dawsonville., www. Oct. 31 Trick-or-Treat Dahlonega 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Merchants. Ages 12 and under. Visitors Center, 706864-3513, Oct. 31 Halloween Walk Main Street Jefferson, 28 College St., Jefferson, 706-367-5714, 706-215-3345, blaughinghouse@ Oct. 31 Trunk or Treat Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee Nacoochee. 706878-3300,

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home around town Braselton Rotary Club 2013 Run the Vineyard August, 17, 2013 Hundreds turned out at Chateau Elan in Braselton for the fifth annual Run the Vineyard 5K. Racers began at Paddy's Pub and ran through the vineyards, landscapes and fairways. More importantly, the participants, sponsors raised money in support of the Jackson County Boys and Girls Clubs, the High School Cross Country Booster Club and Braselton Rotary Partner Charities.

Awards were given out in various categories, but the real winners were the children of the Boys and Girls Clubs and the Jackson County High School Cross Country team.


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Atlanta's Real Women Book Launch August 3, 2013 “Atlanta’s Real Women” writers attend the book’s launch in Braselton, sign books and network with a full room of supporters. The book portrays 14 successful southern women who believe that accomplishment is more than being a reality TV star.

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Sixth Annual Children's Center for Hope & Healing Gala August 17, 2013 People mingle and look at different items during the sixth annual Gala for Hope & Healing at the Smithgall Arts Center. The center provides counseling, education and advocacy to victims of sexual abuse throughout 13 counties in the Northeast Georgia area. The gala was held at Smithgall Arts Center. It featured a dinner and more than 100 items up for bid in a silent auction. All proceeds went toward aiding the center’s mission: stopping the cycle of sexual abuse.


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November 7 – 9 • Gainesville Civic Center Benefiting Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County Presented by Premier Sponsors: The Medical Center Auxiliary Preview Party: Nov. 7, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. ($45 tickets) General Admission: Nov. 8, 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. ($5 tickets) Nov. 9, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

To purchase tickets for Preview Party or for more information, call 770-219-1830 or visit 22nd Annual Marketplace Tri-Chairs: Kristin Daniel, Emily Embry, Ellen Toms 50

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A cordial welcome. A welcome change. It’s just the beginning of what you’ll find in the charming town of Braselton. Here, you can discover rare finds in our antique shops, sip fine wines and tour the famed Château Élan Winery, or savor exceptional cuisine at any of our wonderful restaurants. It’s an open-ended invitation and one we hope you’ll accept time and time again. For more information and to book your stay, visit us at

4982 Highway 53 | P.O. Box 306 Braselton, Georgia 30517 706.654.3915 | Fax: 706.654.3109

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