Letter From the Editor – June/July 2018

By on June 1, 2018

Maxine

Here Comes Summer

Hey- so what happened to spring? Here in the north Georgia mountains we went from freezing to over 90 degrees in record speed. One day we had snow, the next day we were all wearing shorts! Azeleas, Forsythia and Wisteria were blossoming early– so beautiful. Three days later–bam– another freeze that killed all of those lovely blooms. Kinda put a crimp in our otherwise glorious mountain springtime.

June and July brings the full greening of trees and weather warm enough for a float down the river. Kids get out of school and “summer locals” arrive to enjoy the mountain air. Our quaint small towns swell with the tourism which makes our economy thrive. Downtown Historic Districts host 4th of July parades, fireworks and picnics serving up good old fashioned Americana. It’s no wonder the north Georgia mountains are so popular.

Summer is also when we start on those cabin and home projects. It’s the time of year when we like to make our summer living easy. In this issue you’ll find some good ideas for upgrading your outdoor spaces. Adding new porch screening, porch flooring or railings will surely spruce things up. Replacing your old patio furniture with new bright and fun– or cush and comfy– pieces can be transformative. There’s even great deals on generators to keep you up and running during summer thunderstorms. If you want to make some changes indoors– look no further– North Georgia Furniture has everything you need.

With summer comes the fruits of our gardens. The fabulous folks at Feed Fannin have shared some of their favorite fresh from the garden recipes. Feed Fannin serves our local community by offering classes and donating vegetables. If you have more than you can eat- consider sharing with one of your local food pantries.

The next edition of AC Living Mag, August/September, is the much sought after Fall Festivals issue with the most complete listing of festivals, fairs and cool Fall events that you’ll find in the area
And as always our calendar in this issue has something for everyone– art, music, farmer’s markets, kids stuff, outdoor activities, 4th of July celebrations and even wine & beer tasting events.

So get on out there and have some good-ole summer fun!