Editor’s Letter- April May 2020

By on April 11, 2020

Where to start in these frightening times? I made a decision to not print the April May magazine, I simply couldn’t ask my advertisers to pay for an issue that would most likely bring them no business. Which means that I don’t make any money either. Events have been postponed or cancelled, therefore I’ve not included the Spring & Summer Festivals preview, and there is no Calendar of Events. As I write this, the “shelter in place” rule is only voluntary in our area, but I figure that’s soon to change. On the bright side, you’ll find that this digital edition is now interactive. You can click through and visit our advertisers for online shopping or bookmark them for future trips.

Maxine, Billy Zoom and I have been staying home except to go out for essentials, which is not that much different than what we do anyway. And now without cabin renters or new McCabinMansion construction, it’s just about like it was when I came here 25 years ago. No traffic on my dirt road, and a peaceful quiet that lets the sounds of bird songs, and tree frogs float across the mountains. We’ve been watching and listening to lots of NPR Tiny Desk Concerts. Who knew that Billy Zoom likes to sing along, and Maxine likes to dance when I belt out a tune along with the performances? Dogs are so cool.

So, what’s in this issue? Covered Bridge Estates in Ellijay offers gracious home sites and quality craftsman-style homes in a premier gated community of over 200-acres in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Come home to tranquil luxury in quality construction with attention to detail, flowing floor plans and vaulted ceilings, natural wood and stone appointments, along with deep covered porches. Whether indoors or out, every element is designed to embrace the stunning mountain views and amazing wildlife. 

While in Ellijay you’ll want to visit Black Bear Antiques and Interiors! With 20,000 square feet filled with 65 dealers, Black Bear offers cabin & traditional furnishings, artwork, accessories, garden, lamps, chandeliers, jewelry, collectibles, candles & gifts. A great place to spend a rainy day or search for that something oh-so special.

Usually here I talk about what’s in the next issue, however I don’t know if there will be a June July issue yet. I don’t know how many editions I can skip and still remain in business. Guess we’ll find out soon enough. Stay home, stay well, be kind, help your neighbors, give more than you get and leave all things better than how you found them.

Stay Home, and Stay Safe My Friends!-Alice, Maxine, & Billy Zoom