Local Merchant Spotlight: Andrea Boykin – Unique Events

Disclaimer: Audio difficulties derailed our attempts to publish another podcast. In lieu of that we’ve provided the transcript below of our interview. We are pleased to present to you another installment in our Local Merchant Spotlight series where we are showcasing business leaders in and around the Blue Ridge/Fannin County, Georgia area.

This week we present to you our interview with Andrea Boykin of Unique Events.

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Contest! Listen to Win! [Podcast] Local Merchant Spotlight: Todd Fox – Blue Ridge Canopy Adventure

The Blue Ridge Canopy Adventure CompanyListen and Win! Enter Our Contest at the End of This Post

In conjunction with Todd Fox and The Blue Ridge Canopy Adventure Company we’re going to run a little contest here and we think you’ll like it.

Because Todd and his business are all about bringing smiles to people’s faces we thought we’d try and bring a smile to one individual’s face with a complimentary canopy tour for 2 for the winner as the prize for the winner of our contest. Continue reading

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How I Wreaked Havoc On The Grand Canyon Ecosystem

nkt2When we hiked in the Grand Canyon a few weeks ago, I practiced “Leave No Trace” to the best of my ability.  Even so, I may have permanently disrupted the ecosystem in the canyon.

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[Podcast] Local Merchant Spotlight: Gina Golden – Toccoa Valley Campground

Go tubing with Toccoa Valley Camgpround

Go tubing with Toccoa Valley Camgpround

Recently we were afforded the privilege of sitting down and chatting for a bit with Gina Golden, owner of Toccoa Valley Campground in Blue Ridge, Georgia. In this interview you will have an opportunity to get to know one of the more popular small businesses/attractions that Blue Ridge/Fannin County, Georgia has to offer. Continue reading

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Our Grand Canyon Hike

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Just a walk in the park,”  was the reply we got when we asked a runner how he was doing on his run from the South Rim to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  We instantly adopted this as our theme for our 4-day hike in the Grand Canyon National Park.  Our goal was to hike to the North Rim and back over 4 days. Continue reading

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Hiking Alone In The Blue Ridge Mountains

Should I be out here by myself?

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I was hiking with an acquaintance this winter on one of the many hiking trails near Blue Ridge, GA and they asked me, “Should I hike alone up here?  Is it safe?”  I couldn’t answer the question for them right away, but I did come up with an answer later that day.  I came up with 3 Laws that you must obey if you want to hike alone in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Continue reading

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The Artistry of the Georgia Mountains

An Interview with Cheryl Engledow – High Country Art & Antiques

shop in downtown Blue Ridge, GAFollowing our debut interview in our Local Merchant Spotlight series, we are so pleased to introduce a mainstay business within the downtown Blue Ridge area, High Country Art & Antiques.

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A Great Family Adventure – Benton Falls

vacation in north GALast weekend, our cousin and her family came up to stay with us at Holly Hollow, one of our cabins near Blue Ridge.  On Sunday, we headed out for a little family adventure with them, heading up to Benton Falls near the Ocoee Whitewater Center in TN.  When you are staying near Blue Ridge, GA you should check out this great family adventure too!

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Dining on the Toccoa River

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The Toccoa Riverside Restaurant is located along the Toccoa River south of Blue Ridge, GA

An interview with Tim Richter – Toccoa Riverside Restaurant

Kicking us off in what we hope will be a lengthy series showcasing the many small businesses, entrepreneurs & non-profits that help make Blue Ridge, Georgia and the surrounding mountain community such a vibrant place to live and visit is Tim Richter, owner of Toccoa Riverside Restaurant. Continue reading

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Don’t do as I do. . . Appalachian Trail Hike MLK Weekend

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Once we get everyone settled into their cabins, we go out for a little adventure ourselves.  Over MLK Weekend, we decided to do an overnight hike, camping on top of Springer Mountain, the Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail.  Right now, we are hiking three times a week, hopefully training for an event in April that I will share with you at another time. Continue reading

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