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By Samantha | Apr 1, 2020

Green Willow Soaps in Downtown Ellijay If you’re like me, you like to smell good while you’re washing away the viral uglies created when you dared to venture out to the grocery store to see if you could finally score some toilet paper. Thankfully, Green Willow Soap, owned by Laura Thomas, always has my back…and…

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MooBears Ice Cream & Hotdog shop decorated for Christmas with Santa Hat

Downtown Daydreaming while in Quarantine: MooBears

By Samantha | Apr 1, 2020

For every single member of my family, MooBears is an all time favorite.

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Jupiter Sky Design Dream Catcher at Artful Ellijay

2019 Holiday Shopping Guide Day 5: Gifts with a Story

By Samantha | Dec 12, 2019

For the final day of our 2019 Holiday Shopping Guide sponsorship with Artful Ellijay we want to provide gift options that tell a story. We’ve had the great honor of working with local artists over the past year. Their stories are always inspiring, their work is always thought provoking and their pieces are always unique.…

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Stori Dry Goods

2019 Holiday Shopping Guide Day 4: Gifts for Him

By Samantha | Dec 11, 2019

Let’s be honest. He doesn’t need more stuff. He does a great job of collecting stuff on his own. He needs useful item that inject a little style and elevate his game. We’re here to help him step into the New Year with his best foot forward and these sophisticated gifts. Camden Belt You know…

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Artful Ellijay Jewelry Display

2019 Holiday Shopping Guide Day 3: Gifts for Her

By Samantha | Dec 10, 2019

We can all agree, it’s tough to shop for her. You’re trudging through your memory of the past year to think about all the things she mentioned, gave a second look at or liked on Instagram. You want to come up with something that’s personal and unique. But also useful – not just an item…

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Artful Ellijay Holiday Decorations

2019 Holiday Shopping Guide Day 2: Twelve Days of Christmas under $25!

By Samantha | Dec 10, 2019

Spread holiday cheer…and still have money for the new year! We’re continuing our partnership with Artful Ellijay to provide holiday gift ideas so you can focus on the finer moments of the holiday. Today we’re going through the 12 days of Christmas. But instead of flooding your turtledove with geese-a-laying or maids-a-milking, we’re sharing items…

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Artful Ellijay holiday store sign

2019 Holiday Shopping Guide Day 1: Holiday Decorating from Artful Ellijay

By Samantha | Dec 9, 2019

The holidays are officially here! We want you to welcome the news and savor the seasonal joy rather than worrying about what to get your friends and loved ones. So we’ve teamed up with Artful Ellijay and over the next five days we’ll be sharing tips and gift guides so you can keep the holiday…

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“Ghost of a Chance” is now playing at Gilmer Arts Playhouse through 10/20

By Samantha | Oct 4, 2019

“Ghost of a Chance” has been described as a “touching, funny story of love and redemption.”  Directed by Elizabeth Vititoe and featuring the local talents of Julie Burton, Nancy Sauls, Steve Franzen, Steve Burton, Charlie Poss and Katie Daniels, “Ghost of a Chance” is bound to entertain.  “Some plays speak to the mind, some to…

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Ellijay’s R&A Orchards Named No. 1 in the Nation by USA Today

By Samantha | Sep 10, 2019

USA Today named Ellijay’s R&A Orchards as the No. 1 orchard to visit in the country! Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge also received a No. 3 ranking in the top 10 list.   R&A Orchards is a family operation driven by four generations of hard work and traditions. The Futch family planted their first trees in…

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