Editor’s Letter- Feb Mar 2020

By on February 2, 2020

Here we are, after the “Never Ending Holiday,” where most of us forgot what day it was, pretty much every day. Yep. It was a busy schedule.

Made cookies with my friend Joanne. My motorcycling friend Sarah visited right before the holidays. Pretty cool, she helped me cut down and decorate my tree, not bad for a city girl. 

The next day my brother (who had just driven down from York, PA), his GF and I drove to Atlanta for another friend’s open house. Monday was lost. Xmas Eve my brother and I celebrated our parents with Manhattans and a steak dinner at my cabin. Xmas morning, we opened a few small gifts and then took the dogs on a big hike ending at my friend Morgan’s for Mimosas! 

Can any of us believe it’s 2020? New Year’s Eve here on my little mountain was celebrated with family, friends and neighbors, ringing in 2020 at 9:30pm sharp!

Yes, the dogs. Maxine and Billy Zoom were excited to have guests. At every minute they were plying their polite begging tricks on anyone and everyone who had a fork. Thwarted by all, they resumed their usual spots of waiting as instructed; couch, dog bed, or my bed. I don’t get a lot of visitors, so Maxine and Billy get a bit of leeway before I send them to lie down.

February and March bring us some exciting events; Valentine’s Day/Weekend, the Fire & Ice Chili Cook Off and Craft Beer Festival and of course St. Paddy’s Day. New this year is the debut of the Blue Ridge Film Festival coming to town at the end of February with a special event. THIS IS LOVE will screen at the Blue Ridge Community Theater at 6:30pm on February 28 as part of the Blue Ridge Film Festival, followed by an 8pm live concert by legendary soul/funk band Rudy Love & The Love Family.

While it’s still pretty doggone cold outside, it’s never too early to think about Spring and updating your outdoor living spaces. Porch Life 365 Custom Enclosures is your local source for enhancing anyone’s porch life. Just take a look at the awesome projects featured in this issue and you’ll find yourself thinking, “Yeah, I could live with that!”

Once again it’s time for the Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival. Now in their 3rd year, GMNAF is really taking off, adding outdoor booths and food trucks. Hobbyists, artisans and professional needle arts enthusiasts all find this a charming and educational event.

Are you ready for Spring? Let’s hope so! The upcoming April/May Issue is one you won’t want to miss our complete listing of festivals and fairs in the north Georgia Mountains throughout the summer. Since the temp outside right now is 21˚ F, and my woodstove is working over-time, I can’t believe I just typed the word summer.

Stay Warm My Friends!

-Alice, Maxine, & Billy Zoom