Buzz: Berry College Eagles return to nest. Final Between the Rivers Farmers’ Market of season on Saturday. Parks and Rec bring ‘The Market’ to Garden Lakes. Rose Lawn Arts Festival winners.

Buzz: Berry College Eagles return to nest. Final Between the Rivers Farmers’ Market of season on Saturday. Parks and Rec bring ‘The Market’ to Garden Lakes. Rose Lawn Arts Festival winners.


This Saturday, Sept. 26, is the final Between the Rivers Farmers’ Market for this season. The market will be open from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Local products include vegetables, fruit, mushrooms, dairy, meats, grains, breads and more.


The Market — an expanded concept including a farmer’s market, flea market, arts, community resources, food trucks and more — returns Saturday Anthony Center (Garden Lakes Park). From 7 a.m. until 1 p.m., The Market will offer a mobile-like market. Next up: Shannon Park on Oct. 3 and Ridge Ferry Park on Oct. 10Spaces are limited; reserve your spot by registering at Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation, 1 Shorter Ave., or by calling 706.252.6427.


The 45th Annual Arts Festival at Rose Lawn in Cartersville. presented $1,000 in prizes to seven Juried Artists. Taking home Best in Show honors was Emme Worthy McAllister of Dallas, GA who has crafted her Ponderosa Potter for the past 10 years. Though winning numerous awards at other shows, this was McAllister’s first time to exhibit at Rose Lawn and the win came as a complete surprise.  “I was honestly shocked and truly honored to be selected for Best in Show,” said McAllister, an art teacher at Paulding County High School. 

In the Fine Arts category, Memory Glass Art by Laura Williams of Franklin, NC took first place honors for vintage glass creations that fuses sentimental value into art. St. Simons, GA Artist Dan Goad earned second place for his paintings. The naturalist and self-taught artist reflects his love for nature and the outdoors in his work. Rounding out the category in third place was Cartersville’s own Teresa Adams whose photography is better known as Southern Shots Gallery.

A Cartersville standout, Drew Oxford, Ox in the Shop Woodturning, was at the top of the Heritage Crafts category in first place. Another perennial favorite was tapped in second place, as Triny Cline, from Canton GA’s Byrd Mountain Pottery took home honors. Taking third place was previous two-time Best in Show winners Ronnie & Brhonda Payne of Payne’s Pottery in Emerson.

The festival was judged by Artist Jeremy Smith of Rome, who is well-known for his carving skills, including his ‘Other Level Sculptures’ made by chainsaw carving, as well as his pumpkin carvings featured on Food Network’s Halloween Wars 2016 Season 6.

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