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The Light House At Christmas

Each Christmas we sing about the beautiful star of Bethlehem that shines in the eastern sky. We often find ourselves looking in the heavens for that star. Here in Athens, we might not find the star of Bethlehem when we look up toward the east, but we will see something…

Goldenrod Won’t Make You Sneeze

Years ago I got to visit Vancouver, British Columbia. I was so excited about getting to see the Butchart Gardens in Victoria. It was delightful; Butchart Gardens covers fifty-five acres in beautiful floral displays. With a gardening staff of 30, there wasn’t a weed in sight and all the flowers…

The Plight Of The Honeybee

Let us start with a little American bee history. As English and Spanish settlers came to North America, they brought with them their native honey bees Apis mellifera mellifera and Apis mellifera iberica, respectively. As Europeans colonized and spread across our continent, Native Americans recognized the “white man’s fly”, or…

The Turner Cabin In Spring Creek Valley

Cades Cove, the most visited attraction in the Smoky Mountains, takes visitors back to times gone by. The old homesteads inspire visions of what it must have been like to live as our forefathers lived before the amenities that we take for granted, like electricity and running water.  The cabin…

Beulah Land

McMinn County has a wealth of fascinating history and is blessed with an abundance of historic structures that have survived the march of time. All have their stories to tell, but even in the midst of all this history, the story ofBeulah Land is a standout.Joe Bryan, a native of…

The Light House At Christmas

Each Christmas we sing about the beautiful star of Bethlehem that shines in the eastern sky. We often find ourselves looking in the heavens for that star. Here in Athens, we might not find the star of Bethlehem when we look up toward the east, but we will see something…

Goldenrod Won’t Make You Sneeze

Years ago I got to visit Vancouver, British Columbia. I was so excited about getting to see the Butchart Gardens in Victoria. It was delightful; Butchart Gardens covers fifty-five acres in beautiful floral displays. With a gardening staff of 30, there wasn’t a weed in sight and all the flowers…

The Plight Of The Honeybee

Let us start with a little American bee history. As English and Spanish settlers came to North America, they brought with them their native honey bees Apis mellifera mellifera and Apis mellifera iberica, respectively. As Europeans colonized and spread across our continent, Native Americans recognized the “white man’s fly”, or…

The Turner Cabin In Spring Creek Valley

Cades Cove, the most visited attraction in the Smoky Mountains, takes visitors back to times gone by. The old homesteads inspire visions of what it must have been like to live as our forefathers lived before the amenities that we take for granted, like electricity and running water.  The cabin…

Beulah Land

McMinn County has a wealth of fascinating history and is blessed with an abundance of historic structures that have survived the march of time. All have their stories to tell, but even in the midst of all this history, the story ofBeulah Land is a standout.Joe Bryan, a native of…

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