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Athens' Own: Janet Geddis

Janet Geddis opened Avid Bookshop in 2011 on Prince Avenue and opened another location in Five Points in 2016. Over the years, Avid Bookshop has grown to become a staple in the Athens community and was even named one of the top 5 bookshops in the U.S. by Publisher's Weekly…

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Athens' Own: Rebecca Wood

Just down the hill from downtown Athens is Rebecca Wood's secret garden: one of America's largest pottery studios, creating ceramics with delicate painted patterns and colors that are her unique creations. The story of how this painter and naturalist came to transform ceramics into everyday beauty for the table and home is one that could happen "only in Athens."…

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Athens' Own: Sanni Baumgärtner of COMMUNITY

Athens’ Own: Community and Sanni Baumgartner Athens' Own Sanni Baumgärtner is a German Native turned long-time Athenian. Baumgärtner runs and owns the sustainable fashion shop COMMUNITY located on Jackson Street in Downtown Athens. The boutique sells handpicked vintage finds and creates modern designs from dated trends…

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Athens' Own: Owen Ogletree

A well-established writer, world traveler, national beer judge and craft beer enthusiast, Owen Ogletree has made a name for himself in the beer community of the southeast. Check out his story and why…

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