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47th Annual Spring Arts in the Park

MAY 27, – MAY 28 – 10:00 AM –5:00 PM

Beautiful Downtown City Park of Blue Ridge

Shop from a variety of artworks from over 175 juried fine arts and fine crafts exhibitors, enjoy tasty food, and engage in multiple artist demos throughout the weekend festival.
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Annual Memorial Day Ceremony ~ Fannin County Veterans Memorial Park

All are invited and encouraged to come! The North Georgia Honor Guard will be conducting the ceremony, which will feature a keynote speaker, rifle salute and Taps, and the Huey will be open for display for anyone who’d like to sit inside it.
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Memorial Day service Monday, May 29

The service will be held at the Veterans Memorial Bridge and Garden (located at the south end of River Park on South Main Street) beginning at 11 a.m. and will be free to the public.

Parking will be available at the lots inside River Park, as well as the Lions Club Fairgrounds. 

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Memorial Day at Vogel State Park
May 29, 11 AM to 3 PM

We have a great beach, boat rentals, and a fun day planned. Join our Sandcastle contest. Build a sandcastle themed after the military. You can create a battle scene or a flag of one of the military branches. We leave it up to your imagination. The Naturalist will be by at 11:30 am to judge your sandcastle. AND MUCH MORE!!!

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Let’s Go Trout Fishing!

Check Out the Latest Trout Stocking Report!

The Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division (Fisheries Management Section) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service stock streams with trout for anglers to enjoy.

The number of trout stocked and the stocking frequency depend on a stream’s fishing pressure, accessibility, and water conditions. View our weekly stocking report (link below) to see the most current stocking list! 

View the Weekly Stocking Report

Additional Angler Resources:

Sign Up for Trout Stocking Updates

Buy a Fishing or Trout License!

Trout Fishing Information

Interactive Trout Map

Weekly Fishing Reports: Fishing Blog

Real Estate

My Featured Listing

153 INDIAN RIDGE RD – $699,000

This Inviting & Immaculate 3BR/3BA Log Sided Cabin located just around the bend from 1000s of acres of US Forest Service & access to Little Fightingtown Creek, offers picturesque year round mountain views & pretty seasonal sunsets from almost every room & porch.

Experience true mountain relaxation on the open deck with built in benches & a firepit or grab an Adirondack on one of the 3 covered porches.

The Interior of the home comes furnished & offers an alluring “Cabiny” feel full of charm & character from the Great Rooms floor to ceiling stone gas log fireplace w/log mantel & 2nd Gas log fireplace in the terrace level family room, to the stone front breakfast bar w/live edge log counter top & live edge stairwell w/log railings leading to the upper Master Suite w/spacious Bedroom, Bath, Loft sitting area & sleeping porch offering the maximum mountain view. 

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Local Lender – Rebecca King!
SWBC Mortgage

Phone: (706) 487-8003
Mobile: (706) 835-8112

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In The Kitchen

Skirt Steak Marinade Recipe With Chimichurri Recipe


For the Marinade and Grilling:

2/3 cup olive oil
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons apple cider or red wine vinegar
4 garlic cloves minced
1 pound skirt steak
Salt and pepper to taste

For the Chimichurri Sauce:

1 cup fresh parsley
1 cup fresh cilantro
1/4-1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 medium onion diced
3 garlic cloves
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Optional: 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


For the Marinade and Grilling:
Whisk all of the ingredients together and pour into a large ziploc bag.
Add skirt steak to ziploc bag with marinade and allow to marinade up to 6-7 hours max depending on how thick the meat is.
When ready to grill, liberally season with salt and pepper.
Grill until golden brown and perfectly charred then allow to rest before slicing on a cutting board.

For the Chimichurri:
Add all of the ingredients to a heavy duty blender or food processor and blend until everything is chopped up and smooth then serve. Seriously that easy.

Every year the Humane Society of Blue Ridge puts on their Annual Fundraiser, Paws for Celebration – and this year is no different! Tickets to the fun celebration are on sale now! Help support our furry loved ones that need a forever home! This year, you can get your 50/50 raffle tickets ahead of time and you don’t have to be present to win! Just click the image below…

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