Looking for a fun way to kick off the pumpkin-spice-latte-and-ghosts-and-stuff season? The Hills Have Eyes is always a good choice for movie night. But if you’re looking to get out of the house and go somewhere that’s just naturally creepy, The Ridges is where it’s at.

We’ve got a lot in our little town – beautiful scenery, an active community, a vibrant campus, local breweries, wineries, a distillery, and, of course, the local food scene is not a joke.

We love a good safe space for OU students, but what about for our faculty and staff? OutOHIO is Ohio University’s LGBTQIA+ affinity organization for faculty and staff, and they’re hosting Fabulous Front Room First Fridays beginning this September 1st. 

Especially in the summer, but, really, any time of year, our corner of Appalachia puts on a light show at dusk every night. The sunsets are serene, colorful and vibrant at the same time. And the scenery surrounding – the forests and the foothills – make the whole situation something to see. 

Worried that fall semester classes are just around the corners and you’re not exactly set up for success yet? Don’t be! It just takes a little bit of prepping, planning and shopping to make sure you start the school year off on the right foot.

Held at Lake Snowden just North of Athens each September (well, almost – COVID messed everything up for a minute), Pawpaw Fest is an absolute staple of local culture in our area.

We’re all about that #shoplocal life, and August is the perfect month to highlight another hashtag we’re all about: #buyblack.

We all love a student rental with air conditioning – things get hot and humid in the summers. But it’s not like you can replace windows, upgrade your thermostat, or otherwise alter the house – you’re renting it after all.

While the term “self-care” is definitely a buzz word, there’s a lot more than buzz behind it.

Yet another uniquely-Athens experience, at the end of each summer, Court Street is closed to vehicle traffic and the longest table you’ve ever seen is set up right down the middle of it, where people are served a gourmet meal in the center of uptown, European-style.