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Healing Art of Aromatic Distillation: Honoring the Summer Solstice

  Healing Art of Aromatic Distillation: Honoring the Summer Solstice

The process of aromatic distillation uses the elements of fire, earth, water, & air to capture aromatic molecules from plants and transform them, through steam distillation, into hydrosols and essential oils. However, aromatic distillation is not just about an end product or material result or yet another way to extract some benefit from plants. Rather, […]

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Herbal Beer Brewing Workshop

  Herbal Beer Brewing Workshop

“Brewing is a messy, chaotic, wet, stimulating and strenuous activity that promotes euphoria and health…”- Stephen Buhner, author of Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation About the Workshop: Join Tara Welty, herbal beer maven, for an immersive exploration of herbal brewing, including hands-on experience of the entire beer-making process. Topics covered […]

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#FEST: The 16th Edition

Anne Evans Anne Evans #FEST: The 16th Edition

#FEST: 16TH EDITION For the 16th time, The Nation’s Largest College Music Festival, #FEST, is BACK! #16Fest will be held on April 20-21, 2018 at the Venue Of Athens. Early bird tickets go on sale Friday, November 3 at NOON. These will be the cheapest tickets offered for #16Fest and WILL sell out quickly! Artists […]

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Dutch Creek Mead Tasting

  Dutch Creek Mead Tasting

Dutch Creek is a meadery out of Athens, OH and they are making some really great Mead flavors that lean towards the drier side. Owner and head mead-maker Paul Freedman will be there to tell you all about his mead. Line up: Summer Peach, Winter Spice, Blueberry Lemon, Royal Affair (an Early Grey tea based […]

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Photos: Shawn Colvin & Lyle Lovett at Ohio University

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: Shawn Colvin & Lyle Lovett at Ohio University

Two of the country's essential singer-songwriters brought their harmony and humor to OU's Memorial Auditorium last Wednesday night

The persistent rain of the day had mostly stopped as I drove down to Athens for Shawn Colvin and Lyle Lovett’s show in Athens last week, pulling into town just as the bulk of the Wednesday evening crowd was making their way through the front doors of Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium in the heart of OU’s […]

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All Aboard the St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Express

  All Aboard the St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Express

IRISH YOU’D JOIN US ON SATURDAY, MARCH 17th to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway featuring Jackie O’s craft beer brewed in Athens, Ohio. Train cars will be wearin’ the green and happy leprechauns will be on board selling beer, wine and raffle tickets while making sure you have a good […]

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Lineup Announced for Athens’ 16Fest

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Lineup Announced for Athens’ 16Fest

The lineup for the Athens-based college music festival #Fest (Number Fest) has released the lineup for its 16th year. The two-day festival is coming back on April 20 and 21. Boasting some big names in hip-hop, rap and EDM, this year’s #Fest will feature Marshmello, Lil Uzi Vert, RL Grime and Rezz as headliners, with […]

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