Amy Christian



Brewing Fun

Brewing Fun

Riverwatch Brewery can claim a lot of superlatives. They are the first brewery to open in Augusta since the Prohibition era and have the only mother-daughter beer brewing team in the United States. Since they sold their first batch of beer to local growler shops and bars in mid-April, they’ve received nothing but praise for […]

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Tara Wood is known for a few things: a big heart, an even bigger family and a filthy, filthy mouth. You may know this Columbia County mother of seven from her Facebook and blog called Love Morning Wood, which should give you an idea as to how warped her sense of humor can be. But […]

Going Wild

Going Wild

The Wildwood Games was created to showcase mountain bike racing. Well, one mountain bike race in particular: The USA Cycling National Marathon Mountain Bike Championships. That race, however, is far from the only event the games include. “In the past, when we hosted the USA Cycling Road Nationals in 2011 and ’12, that was a […]

Reaping Success

Reaping Success

Music composer Mark Swanson enjoyed moderate success when he lived in Los Angeles, California, even scoring two films for Showtime Entertainment. It wasn’t until he and his family moved to back to Augusta, however, that his creative career really began to take off. “I never would have thought that I would get my big break […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

  If you don’t know that Havird Usry is going to be on “Food Network Star,” which begins this Sunday, May 22, at 9 p.m. on the Food Network, then you’re either not from Augusta or you’ve been living under a rock. Since the news broke in March that Havird, co-owner of Fat Man’s Mill […]

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

For eight years, Roux’s Catering owner Robert Williams spent Masters Week right in the heart of the action; his hospitality house, The Lodge on Heath, was near Berckmans Road, right across from the famed Augusta National. Masters Week 2016 found Williams once again on Berckmans Road. The Lodge, however, was gone. “I went over this […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

When Eric and Kristi Kinlaw decided a few years ago that they wanted to open a second establishment, Eric knew that he wanted beer to be the focal point. After all, it’s what he’d wanted to do at their first place, The Bee’s Knees. They just didn’t have the room. “When the alcohol laws in […]

Honoring Those Who Serve

Honoring Those Who Serve

As good ideas frequently do, the idea for what is now Thunder Over Evans came to Windsor Jewelers’ Donnie Thompson completely by chance but also by careful observation. “This was back years ago,” he said, although he still shakes his head at the memory. “I was standing at the airport taking a plane to Charlotte […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

It’s fitting that Manuel Verney Carron’s new venture is located in what used to be the sales office at Hammond’s Ferry. Let’s face it: there’s no better way to sell someone on a neighborhood than by offering what The Larder at Hammond’s Ferry does. What does it offer? Breakfast, lunch, tapas at dinner, ice cream, […]

Take Me to the River

Take Me to the River

What’s the difference between a violinist and a fiddle player? “Well, the funny answer is a violinist has all of their teeth,” says Ryan Young. Young can say that without taking offense because he’s both. He began classical violin training through the fourth grade orchestra, but morphed into a fiddle player when a band in […]