Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. May your day be bright, your belly be full & your heart be light!

Take Care,

Around Town


November 24, Registration Opens 7 a.m., Race Begins Promptly at 8 a.m.

The race is for all abilities from walkers to the serious competitor. We are one of the biggest races in our surrounding area with over 700 runners, walkers and fans joining in the Thanksgiving fun! Click here for more information

Light Up Blue Ridge and the Annual Blue Ridge Christmas Parade is November 26

Light Up Blue Ridge is always the Saturday after Thanksgiving!

Blue Friday is November 25, 2022

Blue Friday day will include downtown merchants store discounts, Christmas holiday cheer, food vendors and strolling entertainment. Light Up Blue Ridge day will be full of Christmas cheer, strolling Christmas entertainment, food vendors, and children will be able to visit Santa Clause in the gazebo located in the park.

Gingerbread Village will be open to the public at noon from November 25th to December 11th at the Arts Center. The Christmas Parade is on Saturday the day of Light Up Blue Ridge, it starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs down E. Main from Church Street to Mountain, down Mountain and back up W. Main to Depot. Pictures with Santa will take place in the gazebo from noon to 4:30 pm. 

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Blue Ridge on Ice ~ Blue Ridge Farmers Market
NOVEMBER 19, 2022 – JANUARY 9, 2023

Ice Skating opens at the Blue Ridge Farmers Market, located next door to The Swan Drive-In. Will be open beginning Saturday, November 19th at 10 a.m. and continuing through January 9th. Opening daily and will have special hours on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Cost is $10.00 and includes skate rental. Concession stand available. 

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Christmas Tour of Homes

DECEMBER 4, 2022 11:00 AM –6:00 PM

Back by Popular Demand the Christmas Tour of Homes benefiting Fannin County Family Connection.

Join Fannin County Family Connection on our Christmas Tour of Homes! Ticket holders will meet at the Fannin County Family Connection Community Room for holiday refreshments between 11 am and 2 pm. Once there you will receive your maps and directions, along with credentials for entry into each of the homes. You may visit homes between 1 PM until 6 PM. All proceeds are used to fund Drug & Alcohol outreach programs and the food pantry at Family Connection.

The cost for viewing the homes on the tour is $30 per individual ticket or $50 per couple. Participants will receive a map to tour fabulous homes throughout Fannin County

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Holiday Express 2022 ~ Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Come join the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway for a festive 1-hour train ride on the Holiday Express in which you can listen to holiday music, hear the story “The Night Before Christmas,” enjoy delicious hot chocolate or other snacks available for sale inside the concession car. Children will receive a Blue Ridge Scenic Railway jingle bell, candy cane, and activity packet while on board. 

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Holiday Show & Sale ~ Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association (The Art Center)

Come shop for that perfect holiday gift, one that is creative and unique during this holiday retail exhibit. We will have a multitude of artistic and handcrafted items for sale, all made from our member artists. So whether it is jewelry, pottery, paintings, or anything in between, we have that unique gift for your holidays.

Open Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Real Estate

9.35 Acres at the top of the Ridge at Anderson Creek located in “A Blue Ridge Mountain Community in a Private Park”!


Imagine life in a 1200 acre private park on 9.35 acres at the top of a beautiful mountain ridge just under 2000 ft elevation at the end of the cul-de-sac surrounded by amazing mountain views bordering a large greenspace area at the base of the property. A soil evaluation and tree survey of the property have been completed & the gentle slope of the ridge terrain provides multiple options for home placement. Anderson Creek Retreat is an Appalachian Mountain Conservation Community offering a healthy outdoor lifestyle with wide open spaces & protected wildlife habitats. It borders 1000s of acres of the Chattahoochee National Forest Service & is located near Ellijay & Blue Ridge GA & less than 2 hours from Atlanta & Chattanooga.

Click here for more information on the community Anderson Creek Retreat

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Local Lender – Rebecca King!
SWBC Mortgage

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

Click here to go to her website

In The Kitchen

Roasted Acorn Squash with Rosemary and Garlic


6 cups cubed acorn squash
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons rosemary
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon coarse ground pepper


Preheat the oven to 475 degrees.

Place acorn squash cubes on a large cookie sheet with raised edges.

Drizzle olive oil over the acorn squash. Toss to coat.

Sprinkle the rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper over the acorn squash. Toss to coat.

Spread the acorn squash pieces out evenly over the cookie sheet. Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, flip the squash pieces over and cook for another 5 – 10 minutes or until the squash is fork-tender.

Don’t forget our Furry Friends!!! – humanesocietyofblueridge.org

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