Elohee Retreat Center

High above the clouds, deep in the North Georgia mountains, the Elohee Retreat Center rests as the perfect weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Those who wish for personal discoveries, stress reduction, meditation, and fellowship, seek solace at the sanctuary to reconnect to their bodies, minds, and hearts. Though a mere 50 miles from Atlanta, Elohee…

If It Doesn’t Challenge You, It Won’t Change You

As we enter into the new year, we want to be challenged, not complacent. That’s easier said than done, right? We have this dream of being fit and healthy, but we also have days filled with cooking, cleaning, working, school drop offs, appointments, and the list goes on. We have excuses disguised as our to-do list and we put off…

Dance Contempra

Satin-clad feet pirouetting under the shade of an ethereal tutu come to mind when most people think of ballet. Ballet is a beautiful art form. But it’s also an excellent addition to fitness regimens. Paola (pronounced Powla) Jenkins, owner of Peachtree City’s Dance Contempra dance studio, considers dance both an art and a sport. “There are days that I come…

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Worry and fear are common emotions that plague parents when their young ones are sick. I can attest to this, first hand. When my four year old was rushed to the emergency room at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta because of escalating, excruciating pain, I prayed that his diagnosis would be “growing pains.” To my dismay my Connor was diagnosed with…

Our Local Gift Giving Guide

Polish off those nice lists; the gift giving season is in full swing. The loved ones decorating our shopping lists deserve nothing but the best. And lucky for us, our community is brimming with awesome gifts for everyone.

Town Square Playhouse

Town Square Playhouse is one of Fayetteville’s hidden gems, tucked away just a few blocks from historic downtown. Make your way through the theater’s doors at showtime and perfume your senses with the sweet sound of music, dance and laughter.

Georgia’s Christmas Destination

Just an hour and a half north of Atlanta sits a quaint little town, huddled against the North Georgia mountains. Dahlonega flaunts its beauty year-round with wide open landscapes, historic buildings and a charming public square.

Service Above Self

What does paddling across Lake Peachtree, dancing seniors and man’s best friend have in common? The Rotarians of Fayette County. This proud and dedicated group of leaders is part of a unified mission, Rotary, an international humanitarian service organization of more than 1 million members who volunteer their time, efforts, talents and resources to make life better for members of the community,…

District 64 State Rep. Derrick Jackson

Voting is part of Derrick Jackson’s job as the state representative for District 64, which includes parts of Fayette County. Unfortunately, the one thing he would love to vote out of existence will never come to a vote in the Georgia House of Representatives.  

Pinewood Forest is Ready for Its Close Up

Since the first shovel of red dirt was lifted out of the ground for the development of Pinewood Studios in Fayetteville in 2013, Fayette County has been alive with new growth and fresh ideas. None is fresher than Pinewood Forest. Have you driven past there lately?  New homes and spaces pop up overnight. Go a week or more and it…