The Season of Festivals

Autumn. So many Southerners cling to this as our favorite season, as it is appropriately and fondly known as our reward for surviving the summer heat. It can be argued that autumn in the South manufactures a beauty that is second to none. It signifies the return of football season, a tradition that for some, elicits a lukewarm interest at the very least; for others, it feels more like a religion. It brings changing leaves, pumpkin patches, hayrides and cozy fires. But what truly captures the essence of the season in our home state is the magic of smalltown fall festivals.  For the rest of the article, click here.

The Big Picture Atlanta’s New Cyclorama

An Inman Park auto repair shop on Dekalb Avenue in Atlanta sits midway between Georgia State University and Decatur’s Agnes Scott College campus. The location has profound historical significance. On July 22, 1864, this was the site of the Troup Hurt house, the center of a ferocious clash between two armies, one commanded by US General William T. Sherman and the other by Confederate General John B. Hood. It was savagely violent and included hand-to-hand combat. Click here for the rest of the story.

Spooktacularly Amazing!

The perfect Halloween party

All Hallows’ Eve, also known as Halloween, is a day set aside in remembrance of the dead—a celebration paying homage to those who have gone on. Many cultures believe the traditions that continue today are derived from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, namely the Gaelic Festival of Samhain. No matter the reason, folks come out in droves each October 31 for trick-or-treating, haunted attractions and, of course, fierce partying. To read more click here.

Q & A : Beth Laughinghouse

Jefferson’s Main Street Director Beth Laughinghouse is the first to admit she’s a fan of the Royal Family. Comparing her organizational skills to Monica of Friends fame becomes as instinctive as the binder she has ready to go (much like Monica) when a new idea is born. Laughinghouse believes in the good of the program she leads and is excited to see where her team’s ideas will carry the city. So, when she’s not traveling to Europe or cruising the Eastern Caribbean, she’ll have her binder which overflows with ideas ready to go for her city of Jefferson. For more on this Q & A click here.