Athens Style: Revival Yarns

Words by Caroline Wise. Photos by Trevor Blesse.

Revival Yarns: Reviving Community through Creativity.

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From the start of their Athens adventure, Lindsay Woodson and Cara Cannon, co-owners of Revival Yarns, had the shared goal of building a community around creativity. As neighbors, they took an opportunity to start a local knitting group. While this group did a good job of connecting their close-by friends, they wanted something that could accommodate a larger variety of people, something that could bring all types of Athenians together under a common interest. Continue reading “Athens Style: Revival Yarns”

Athens Eats: Community Meat Co.

Words by Christy Rogers. Photos by Austin Steele.

To my core, I am a city girl. Never have I been interested in owning and working on my own land, making a living off of what I can produce. That is until I met Meg Grevemberg and Gus Darnell at Community Meat Co.

Opening up their Winterville farm for a tour, they kindly invited Austin Steele and me to come for the morning and really get to know the company’s mission and see their operations in person.160418_ATS_013

We were not the farm’s first visitors – and certainly not the last – as anyone who is interested in this co-opportunity is welcome to test the waters before committing to a month of meat.

Let’s back up for a second – what exactly is the story behind Community Meat Co? And how can you too get your hands on honest, locally raised protein?community meat co

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Community Spotlight: Zach Brendel of Oneta Woodworks

(Editor’s Note: Contributing writer Meg Taylor wrote this piece back in 2014 and today we are dusting it off from the archives. Oneta Woodworks continues today to exemplify the creativity and community that we seek to celebrate in our city.)

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If there is one thing that makes Athens the creative town that it is, it would have to be the innovative thinkers that make the mundane extraordinary. Oneta Woodworks, a small business based in Athens, specializes in utilizing reclaimed millwork to transform old wood for creative new uses. The heart and soul behind Oneta is the recovery of old wood that is going to waste. As Zach Brendel, owner of Oneta, said perfectly during the interview, “it all started from not wanting the wood to go to waste and recognizing that it had another life in it.” Continue reading “Community Spotlight: Zach Brendel of Oneta Woodworks”

Preview: Apps & Taps Craft Beer Invitational

Photo/Mercedes Bleth
Photo/Mercedes Bleth

Words by Sam Stephens

It’s time for Twilight again, and for those unacquainted, Twilight is a huge festival centered around the Pro Men’s and Women’s Twilight Criterium, top crits on the national bike racing circuit, taking place in the heart of Athens’ downtown. As Athens’ most popular event after football, there are events for everyone, especially those of us who aren’t professional cyclists. Events will include kid’s cycling and running races, a 5k, a 30- and 60-mile participation ride, a BMX competition, and much more. Continue reading “Preview: Apps & Taps Craft Beer Invitational”

Tuesday Takeovers | April

Every Tuesday, we feature photos from some of our favorite local photographers in a series we call Tuesday Takeover. We like to think of it as a chance for everyday Athenians to tell the story of what Athens looks like through their eyes. These are our Tuesday Takeover photos from April.

Community Photos | April

Every Sunday, we feature a group of photos from some of our favorite local photographers. We like to think of it as a chance for Athenians to tell the story of what Athens means (and looks like) through their eyes. These are our Sunday Features photos from April.

 

Iconic Athens Video Series

Today we take a look at a video series done by our very own Trevor Blesse, titled Iconic Athens. In just 15 seconds, Blesse, captures the essence of a few favorite places around town. As the weather gets warmer and the nights last longer and we anticipate the coming summer months, these are great spots to explore if you haven’t already.

Pulaski Swing

Iron Horse

Athens by Night