CULTURE

The Lock Tree

They shared their first kiss at the end of the driveway for the home they would eventually own. She was a self-proclaimed “country bumpkin” and him, “a city boy...

The Dividends

Sometimes a band steps on stage, and from the first note, they just click. There’s no forced smiling or uncomfortable tension. Each band member brings their own...

Big Fish

Traveling salesman Edward Bloom and his lovely wife Sandra should be on top of the world. Their successful son Will is getting set to marry a beautiful, sweet-h...

Hillbilly Elegy

J. D. Vance is quite vocal about being a hillbilly. He states it in the first page of his book, Hillbilly Elegy, and reiterates it several times per chapter. He...

Carving out the Notes

A fiddle is another name for the bowed instrument that is more often called a violin. Even though many joke in saying a violin is just a fiddle that went to col...

Stone Petal Pottery

The delicacy and strength in the hands of a potter is quite simply, stunning. As the wheel begins to spin, the potter must powerfully push against the clay, for...

Marietta is for Murals

Marietta is not only home to adventurers and shoppers, but our arts community is strong and growing. With a handful of art galleries, full-time working studios,...

Falling from Horses

Bud Frazer is a nineteen-year-old kid from Oregon who grew up on a ranch and he’s really good with horses. It’s 1938, the heyday of the movie western and they’r...

What Mountain Stage Means to Me

For an aspiring musician, hearing professionals in a live setting and on the radio, is inspiring. For me, it was life changing. I was once in a band called 63...
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