Author Archives: Michelle Jacobson

A Space to Heal

When she was 23 years old, Moriah Haught realized she needed to break free from the downward spiral of her drug addiction. She fell into the party scene in high school, continued using drugs and alcohol in college and eventually regularly used heroin and other drugs. After she was arrested in 2015, Haught acknowledged that

Serving their responsibility

Photo by Max Catalano For many business owners in the Athens area, working in the food industry offers an opportunity to make an impact on the community with every dish they serve. Local chefs are increasingly buying food products with a sustainable conscience, and businesses such as Crumbs Bakery, 9 Tables and The Farmacy play

Looking through a Different Lens

  Sixteen years ago, Elise Sanford took it upon herself to use what she knew — art and photography — to create a program that changed the way individuals were viewed and changed individual’s capacity to contribute to the community. The Athens Photo Project (APP) began in 2001 and, since its opening, has developed a

Bringing Southern Taste Home

Photo by Christian Goode The perfect recipe for Will Drury is simple-family and southern cuisine. And his food truck, the Cajun Clucker, brings those signature ingredients to the Athens food scene. The Cajun Clucker opened during last year’s Pawpaw Festival, and has since found a permanent home for its cajun and creole cuisine at Little

Experiencing Culture through Movement

  Photo by Amanda Damelio The arts are more than just a form of expression; they are used to learn about different cultures. That belief takes center stage during the lessons music Professor Paschal Younge teaches to his students. Both Younge and his wife, Zelma Badu-Younge, associate professor of dance, share a passion for the

Instrumental Education

Photo provided by Creative Expressions Communicating and using motor abilities are seemingly simple daily tasks, but when a barrier lies between a child’s ability to learn and use language, these tasks become quite complex. In order to accommodate these challenges in the classroom, one Ohio University organization, Creative Expressions, uses different educational methods as an opportunity for the child to

Dish of the Week: Casa Nueva’s Quesadilla

Mom and Dad always used to say, “You can’t leave the table until you finish your plate.” At Casa Nueva, this isn’t a problem. Accommodating to each customer’s individual preferences, Casa’s Build-Your-Own Quesadilla menu allows people to select food items based on their own liking. It’s a popular option, as it’s currently Casa’s most-ordered item. “It’s a

Local Jar, Wordly Taste

Originally printed in Vol. 8, Issue 3 Photos by Amanda Damelio Fresh fennel, basil, tomatoes and Argentinian Malbec wine: these, along with other natural ingredients, make up Vino de Milo’s fresh herb marinara sauce. For over 11 years, this Athens-based company has created wholesale specialty foods under the guidance of its founder and owner, Jonathan

Film Festival to Showcase Importance of Communication Through Films

Photo provided by College Town Film Festival Lights, camera, Athens! Athens will be like a red carpet for film makers when it hosts the 2014 College Town Film Festival, which takes place Oct. 15-17 and includes showings of independent and feature films in different locations on campus. The third annual festival started as an idea