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Get insight in artist Dennis Campay's journey

The process from blank canvas to completed painting can be a complicated one, with many turns and changes along the way.

May 20, 2009 | Shannon Casas | Get Out

Whether friends on Facebook or MySpace, etiquette applies

The world of social networking on the Web has presented a variety of problems along with all its conveniences.

May 17, 2009 | Shannon Casas | Life

A social networking primer

Tweeting, friending, tagging - the world of social networking can be a confusing place for the uninitiated. Here's a guide to a few of the most popular social networking sites.

May 17, 2009 | Shannon Casas | Life

Saturday jams share love of old-time music

The Appalachian Jam on the Public Square in Dahlonega may be a recent tradition, but the music is much older.

May 06, 2009 | Shannon Casas | Get Out

Fundraiser can help your garden take flight

If you're looking for a unique Mother's Day gift, or maybe something for your own garden, Flights of Fancy may be the perfect place to shop.

April 29, 2009 | Shannon Casas | Get Out

Fury of feet makes one-man-band fun

Jarod Yerkes brings enough energy to the stage as SmokeStack and The Foothill Fury that at first you many not realize he's a one-man band.

April 15, 2009 | Shannon Casas | Get Out

Five questions with Cobi Ferguson of Trees Leave

The two members of Trees Leave come back to their roots with their show Friday at The Crimson Moon in Dahlonega.

March 18, 2009 | Shannon Casas | Get Out

Simple guys sing a simple message

For the second year, Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland is bringing in some big names for a concert open to students and the public.

February 25, 2009 | Shannon Casas | Get Out

Local director gets a turn at conducting All-State Chorus

For 16 years Debbie Looney has been taking her students to All-State Chorus. This year, she has been selected to conduct one of those groups.

February 23, 2009 | Shannon Casas | Life

Dahlonega is no sleepy town at Christmastime

Christmas in Dahlonega is like a step back in time into a bustling, cheery Christmas village.

December 26, 2008 | Shannon Casas | Get Out

Planning an outdoor getaway? Keep in mind the rules before hitting the trail

As days cool off and leaves begin to change, North Georgia's campgrounds begin to fill.

November 13, 2008 | Shannon Casas | Get Out

Look what I grew!

Mele Miller rescued a rose from the yard of an old house next door to where she used to live. Now in Gainesville, she is often known as "the rose lady" because of the beautiful bushes in front of her porch and by her mailbox. She doesn't know what kind it is, but it blooms all summer long in beautiful tones of yellow, orange and pink. She admits she's not even an avid gardener. "I think it's just a really old heirloom rose that's disease resistant. You just really don't have to do anything with ...

September 14, 2008 | Shannon Casas | Life

This week’s lesson: Wood turning with Clint Daniel

Clint Daniel has been working with wood since high school. After a long career in construction, working as a contractor on many grading projects in the Atlanta area, he now spends much of his free time turning wood - a more specialized technique for shaping wood.

July 25, 2008 | Shannon Casas | Life

Dance the night away at Chateau Elan

Carolina beach music and shag dance lessons are highlights of the Chateau Elan Summer Concert Series, which kicks off this Sunday.

July 25, 2008 | Shannon Casas | Get Out

School Life: Summer session

As far as hobbies go, weaving is a complicated one. It involves mathematical calculations, a whole new language of terms and a lot of patience.

June 27, 2008 | Shannon Casas | Life

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