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June 24, 2022

Any Time Is A Good Time For Pizza

A well-balanced meal is a slice in both hands. Firehouse 17 Pizza and More is all about traditional pizzas made from in-house dough. They source their ingredients from local farms and pizzas are baked in brick oven. From fresh salads, hot subs to homemade garlic knots, Firehouse 17 Pizza has something for everyone.

1717 GA-17, Young Harris, GA 30582, (706) 896-0517

Posted in Community, Restaurants
June 10, 2022

Best High End Furniture Shop | Mountain-styled

Mountain Top Furniture is your one stop shop for home decor. Whether you are looking for upscale dining room set or amish style furniture, they have it all! You can find the perfect styles from rustic to modern for your home. Mountain Top Furniture is family-owned and operated serving the mountain community since 2006. They provide wide variety of furniture including custom furniture and a personalized service to help their clients find that perfect piece for their home. They only use high-quality, handcrafted, long-lasting materials! If you are looking to create a space you love and experience the comfort & quality, you need to the Mountain Top Furniture.

3733 Murphy Hwy, Blairsville, GA 30512, (706) 745-9410

Posted in Community
June 3, 2022

A Floating Tiki Bar on Lake Chatuge

The only floating Tiki Bar in North Georgia offers a delightful experience on Lake Chatuge with the perfect mountain views. Aqua Tiki offers an exclusive experience on the lake that everyone of all ages can enjoy. They are fully equipped with a license Captain, a bartender, soft drinks, complimentary draft beer and wine, a grill, a giant floating lily pad, and more! Whether you are celebrating birthday, anniversary, or any occasion Aqua Tiki is a great way to enjoy your day on Lake Chatuge.

2397 NC-175, Hayesville, NC 28904, (706) 400-2069

Posted in Community
May 27, 2022

Meet the Mayor of Hiawassee, GA

Mayor Liz Ordiales has made the City of Hiawassee a wonderful place to live, work, and visit. Her leadership skills have enabled her to bring people together to accomplish goals and objectives as a team. Mayor Ordiales is very active in the local community and she is dedicated to provide the best it can be for residents and businesses by demonstrating a commitment to engagement, innovation, and performance.

She has a strong record of success in downtown development, business expansion, and enhancements to the technology to better serve and protect the public. She has future plans to support our local economy and keep the culture we love.

About the City:

Hiawassee offers an abundant supply of recreational opportunities to our citizens and visitors alike. From boating, fishing, hiking, or visiting famous Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee has something for everyone.

Posted in Community
May 20, 2022

You Local's Favorite Fairground

Since 1978 Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds has been offering a year-round fund for the whole family from a beautiful campground sites, live performances, to great concerts and festivals.

Located along the shores of Lake Chatuge, the Fairgrounds is home to many popular events including Fall Festival, Annual Georgia Mountain Fair, Hiawassee Pro Rodeo, Christmas In Lights, American Made Music Fest, The Rhododendron Festival, Superstar concerts including Chris Janson, Josh Turner, and Travis Tritt.

From first class music performances, arts & crafts, fun carnival rides to unique attractions and a glimpse of rich history and culture, the Fair has something for every member of the family all year-long. Visit their website for all upcoming events:

1311 Music Hall Rd, Hiawassee, GA 30546, 706-896-4191

Posted in Community
May 12, 2022

Towns County Recreation Department

The Towns County Recreation Department is another reason why we love living in the mountains! They offer a wide range of activities for all residents of the county. Between the conference room, weight room to aerobics class the Recreation Department offers diverse amenities, programs, and clubs. They are committed to offering recreational activities that teach fundamentals, encourage good sportsmanship, and enhance the quality of life for the local county residents.

Stuart Nichols, Director

150 Foster Park Rd, Young Harris, GA 30582, (706) 896-2600

Posted in Community
May 4, 2022

Lake Chatuge Living

Frank Kulbertis and Jeanne Winter started Lake Chatuge Living with the vision of bringing together our lake community that spans two states. We’re grateful for what they’ve accomplished in just 10 issues and we're excited to see what the future holds for the magazine!

Lake Chatuge Living, Frank Kulbertis, 828-338-3030

Posted in Community
April 28, 2022

Jim's Smokin' Que

It is a local and tourist favorite! It's the best american food in Blairsville, GA. People travel from all around for their BBQ ribs, beef brisket, and mac and cheese! Everything is good at Jim's! They're also open year-round now and they ship their sauces nationwide. If you are looking for best place to eat near the Appalachian Trail, check out Jim's Smokin' Que.

4971 Gainesville Hwy, Blairsville, GA 30512, (706) 835-7427

Posted in Community, Restaurants
April 21, 2022

Young Harris Wing House

Young Harris Wing House has a huge personality and they always have something new to try on the menu. From super cool wings, sandwich to daily specials, they always have unique dishes for everyone. If you are looking for an amazing food, and fun atmosphere then check out this place.

1149 Main St, Young Harris, GA 30582, (706) 379-0634

Posted in Community, Restaurants
April 18, 2022

Is It Time To Buy a Smaller Home?

Life events can have a major impact on what you need from your home, and retirement is one of the biggest changes many of us face. This period of your life can mean doing more of the things you enjoy, like traveling, visiting with loved ones, or taking on new hobbies. But what does that mean for your home?

If you’re looking for ways to focus more on the important things in your life, the answer could be downsizing. A recent article from The Balance talks about why it could be a great option, saying:

“There are many reasons to buy a smaller home—or to downsize from your present home—but sometimes, the idea that “less is more” is what propels homeowners to buy a smaller home.”

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