At the East Tennessee Coffee Company

Dawn Gilchrist photo

The Tennessee Two

From our home in Sylva, we sidled up along Jonathan Creek in Haywood County and rode it until we approached the Pigeon River and intersected Interstate 40. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Departments


Warren Beilenberg photo

Down for the Count

For birders of all stripes, the Christmas Bird Count is as much a part of the holiday season as unwrapping presents on December 25. The diverse landscapes of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park make the season even more special for birders. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Outdoors


Aaron Dahlstrom photo

Love and Harmony

Long the heart of Appalachian roots trio Red June, husband-and-wife musicians John Cloyd Miller and Natalya Zoe Weinstein recently released their first album, Equinox, as Zoe and Cloyd. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Music

Chimneys Picnic Area

Gary Pinholster

Photo essay • December 2015

’Tis the season for reflection and resolve. Our readers share their favorite winter scenes from around Southern Appalachia. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Perspectives


Tom Sawyer photo

O, Tannenbaum

In late fall and early winter, families find their way to the steep slopes of Southern Appalachian farms to choose and cut the most favored of trees—the Fraser fir. more »

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Departments

Photo essay

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