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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
TOP 6 Reasons To Head For The Hills of Blairsville-Union County

Just because overseas travel is still limited does not mean your vacation should be boring. Head for the hills where the night skies are saturated with cotton candy sunsets, and the days are filled with views from Georgia's highest peak or boat rides from quiet cove to quiet cove in the emerald waters of Lake Nottely. Foodies will love the farm-to-table local options like beet sliders and pasture raised beef, and if you crave a sip or two, you'll love sampling local vintages and distilled moonshine.

Sarah Olver

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Even the most enthusiastic bride can be overwhelmed by the demands of planning a wedding. Typically, the process is not as challenging as simply getting started. Here, local expert and owner of Planning Forever, LLC, Chalonda McDonald, offers a straightforward framework for planning your big day. Her Top 5 Tips for Wedding Planning take you from overwhelmed to got-a-plan in less than 10 minutes. You'll be glad you started here. You can follow Chalonda on instagram and facebook.

Sarah Olver

Monday, February 8, 2021
Blairsville is for Lovers

Blairsville-Union County offers the best of Appalachia for lovers. From the travel lover, to the nature lover, to the tasting lover, to the food lover, this North Georgia community is the best day or weekend getaway where affordability meets distance and elegant standards meet casual hospitality. Plan your trip around these highlights, and we’re pretty confident you’ll fall in love with this gem at the top of the state. Blairsville is truly the town for lovers.

Sarah Olver

Monday, December 21, 2020
Purge with the Pros

We all know this feeling. Bulging garbage bags filled with discarded wrapping and ribbons from a bustling holiday season litter the floor of our garages while toy bins and closets strain under the weight of new gifts squeezed in with the old. Post-Christmas, we all know it is time to purge, but how in the world do we get started? For some, the task can be daunting, and for others it is so overwhelming, they simply do not get to it at all. Included in this blog are expert tips from mountain

Sarah Olver with Guest Author: Scarlett Tyler

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
A Holiday Menu: Cooking with the Chefs of Blairsville-Union County

Wondering what to cook for Christmas? This year, we decided to bring you a menu offering the best of Blairsville’s chefs. From appetizer to entrée, our local chefs have come together to bring you a holiday menu fit for kings but simple and straight forward enough for any household cook to deliver to the table. From a mountain moonshine cocktail, to pecan crusted shrimp starters, to a buttermilk, deep fried chicken with butternut squash gravy, to buttery corn-cakes, to a creamy cabbage casserole, you will

Sarah Olver

Friday, November 20, 2020
Come Home For The Holidays (even if you live here)

When your heart has a hankering to be home for the holidays and you find yourself wishing for a Hallmark Christmas, this is your guide to a small-town getaway that doesn't break the bank but promises to fill you with comfort and joy and all the holiday cheer you could ever want.

Sarah Olver

Sunday, November 1, 2020
A Guide to Georgia Mountain Holiday Centerpieces

With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, there’s no better place to satisfy your decorative senses than Blairsville-Union County. Treat yourself and your family to a tablescape homegrown in this mountain community. Indoors or out, you’ll find nothing more appetizing.

Mandie Spivak

Friday, October 30, 2020
A Wine Tour, Dinner and a Show in the Mountains

From Appalachian wine to Appalachian theater, take this tour and sip your way through a Saturday in the mountains, a delicious dinner of fine local fare, and a live show to cap off your daytrip.

Sarah Olver

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Best Leaf Season Day Trip: A Pumpkin Parade Through Paradise

We’re famous, here in the North Georgia mountains, for our leaf season. When the hayfields are given their final shave, the bales are rolled, roped, and racked up in barn lofts for winter, and the gardens have been stripped down, their soil left to sleep for winter, our mountains light up with blazing red and orange leaves.That’s what we’re famous for, but that’s not all we do here in the fall. As the air turns cool, our back-field pumpkins finish plumping up in preparation for pies, jack-o-lanterns, and

Sarah Olver