Raffle Tickets for Natalie Jane's, Historic Batesville Days Celebration, Fall decorating with Lighted Branches, Gallery Show, Arts Tour, Lodging Speci

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Raffle Tickets for Natalie Jane's, Historic Batesville Days Celebration, Fall decorating with Lighted Branches, Gallery Show, Arts Tour, Lodging Specials, Soap Making, the best food in Helen, and it's Leaf-O-Meter time again!

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Natalie Jane's Fund Raiser

As many of you are aware, Natalie recently had a fire in her apartment above the restaurant (on the Square in Clarkesville). Fortunately, there was minimal damage ... but the fire department discovered major code violations. The electrical issues have been repaired but the plumbing still requires repairs costing approximately $2,500. If these repairs are not made or a contingency plan in place by October 8, 2010, the city will revoke the business license for Natalie Jane's.

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Since other locations aren't available at this time, some loyal customers suggested a fundraiser so Natalie Jane's may continue to serve quality food at reasonable prices, as well as provide the charming atmosphere unique to Natalie Jane's.

Raffle tickets will be available for $10 each, starting Friday, October 1, 2010 at Natalie Jane's.

There will be FIVE PRIZES with winners for each!

Christmas dinner for 10 people at Natalie Jane's
1/2 day of fishing on Lake Burton by Reel Fun Guide Service with Captain Bobby Browning
A John Kollock Print
A 40 gallon salt water fish tank including fish, stand, set-up and three (3) months of service from Pets Gone Wild (valued at $1000!)
* Twelve (12) shirts from US Graphx

100% of proceeds will go directly to the repairs needed to keep Natalie Jane's open. Donations can also be made directly to Natalie Jane's. ( Receipts available upon request.)

Please feel free to call Natalie Jane's at 706-839-1981 if you have any questions.

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North 40 Lodge Fall Special

Stay 2 nights, get 3rd night half price! You''ll love North 40 Lodge ... just down the road from Batesville, Lake Burton, and a couple of our favorite shops.

The rooms are cozy and inviting, with kitchens and fireplaces ... decorated with handcrafted furniture and local crafts. The beds are comfy ... ready with flannel sheets for those cool autumn nights.

The Lodge Quarters are also available ... with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, outdoor fire pit area and a screened Porch ... and the cabins are ready for visitors, too.

Major credit cards accepted. 15702 Hwy 197 North, Clarkesville. North40Lodge.com

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Cottage Garden Furniture is Glowing

Lighted branches are all the rage for this season's home decor.

Cottage Garden Furniture has a huge selection. Add them to your floral arrangements, live plants, trees ... anything you want to light up!.

They're absolutely beautiful ... perfect for fall decorating ... and just wait and see what you can do with them for the holidays!

Always a delightful shopping experience, stop by the shop and see what Judie has done with curly willow branches and other fall decor to turn your home into a warm and cozy autumn display of color. She's got some hew furniture and antiques, too ...

15729 Hwy. 197 North, Clarkesville. Just three miles from Lake Burton. 706-947-1601 CottageGardenFurniture.com

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Holiday Soap Making Class at Greenstone Soap!

The deadline date for registration is October 23. Join the fun and learn about the art of cold process soap making using magical holiday blends of pure essential oils and herbs.

Holiday Soap Making Class will be held Sunday November 7th in the Sautee Valley from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Details and registration form are on the website, greenstonesoap.com.

This will be a three hour, level-1 intensive soap making class for those with little or no experience making soap from scratch. Space is limited. You will learn to make cold process soap using all natural colorants and pigments to add skin care value and interest to your soaps ... pure vegetable oils of Olive, Palm, Coconut, Sunflower and Shea Butter ... and pure essential oils of Frankincense and Myrrh, sweet orange, cinnamon and more.

Mention the InNorthGeorgia NEWS and get 10% off all Greenstone products!

In Sautee, 706-878-5901 greenstonesoap.com

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"Experience the Dream"

The Dream Givers Art Gallery offers a relaxed, comfortable setting with an extremely wide variety of art ... featuring unique, one of a kind art from over 90 local artists.

Galery Show Saturday, October 16th from 11 am to 3 pm and 6 - 8 pm "Treescape & Leafscape" art featuring trees and leaves.

The gallery will showcase art in following categories for this show ... fine art, photography, metal art, pottery, glass art, fine jewelry and wood sculpture.

Downtown Toccoa, at 36 Doyle Street. 706.282.1915 or 706.491.3807 Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm. Saturday 9 am - 3 pm and Sunday 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Evenings: Thursday - Saturday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. DreamGiversGallery.com

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The Best Pizza in Helen!

The votes are in, and Village Tavern Pizza in Helen takes the prize! They use only flour, fresh un-chlorinated spring water and natural yeast with no additives or conditioners. The bread, as well as the pizza, is hand stretched, tossed and baked in their hearth without the use of screens, pans or conveyors ... and the vegetables used in the salads, sandwiches and pizzas are fresh from local growers.

Every bite is heavenly ... There's indoor and outdoor seating and wine from Habersham Winery by the glass or bottle. Be sure to stop by the after hours tasting room to take home that perfect bottle of wine. The bar is also well stocked with craft style beers and liquors.

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK. Monday - Thursday noon to 10 PM ~ Friday & Saturday - Noon to 11 PM. Sunday - 1 PM to 10 PM. VillageTavernPizza.com

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Georgia Mountain Rentals Oktoberfest Special!

WOW, check in on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday and receive the 3rd night free during Oktoberfest! (excluding luxury properties).

The leaves are changing, the nights are chilling ... what better place to welcome fall than from a steaming hot tub?

Georgia Mountain Rentals has 1 bedroom, 2 Bedroom, 3 bedroom and even larger cabins and homes to choose from, both in Helen, and outside of the city limits (if you prefer a more private, secluded cabin).

They have pet-friendly cabins, romantic honeymoon cabins, and group cabins for reunions and family get togethers.

When calling or booking on line, use promo code freenight.

CabinsinHelen.com In the Sautee-Nacoochee Valley. Call toll free 877-883-8400 or local 706-878-8400.

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Nacoochee Grill - Casual Fine Dining

Nacoochee Grill, North Georgia's premier Live Wood Fire Grill in Helen, is redefining "Afforadable Dining." Serving lunch, dinner, steaks, seafood, and local fare, they also offer full service catering.

The dinner menu features a delightful selection of appetizers from BBQ Duck Quesadilla to locally famous Nacoochee Valley Crabcakes, made with Fresh lump crabmeat ... and a good selection of entrees from Chicken Pot Pie to New York Strip and Baby Back Ribs.

Desserts are always fresh and scrumptious ... like Chocolate Decadence Cake - thick, rich chocolate cake with swirls of chocolate syrup and Homemade Creme Bruleé or Classic French vanilla custard topped with carmalized sugar.

The Grill proudly serves local Habersham Vineyards wines. Open 7 days a week for the month of October for lunch and dinner.

1/2 mile past Habersham Winery on the left. 7277 South Main Street, Helen. 706-878-8020 nacoocheegrill.com


Arts Tour!!

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Holiday Road Open House Weekend November 12th - 14th.

Friday: 1 PM - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday : 1 PM - 5 PM

Miles of handmade gifts and one-of-a-kind items in shops and galleries across four counties. Meet over 100 local artists - painters, potters, jewelry makers, fiber, glass, metal artists and more, demonstrating art in the making.

Register to Win Great Prizes!

Theater tickets, restaurant gift certificates, and an original oil painting at all tour stops.


Visit ArtsTour.org and plot your course on this self guided driving tour of art through northeast Georgia's Rabun, Habersham, White, and Lumpkin Counties.

Download a map, brochure, and then make plans to stay overnight in a cozy mountain getaway, and dine at local eateries before you head out for another day on the tour.

Look for the yellow "ART ZONE" signs!


Batesville Historic Celebration!

This annual one day event is famous for the great music and bar-b-que ... not to mention the art and local craft to be found in beautiful downtown Batesville, Georgia. There's always an old-fashioned cake walk, a quilt raffle, demonstrations, live music, face painting, lots of great food, friends and fun.

The Batesville community Association started the celebration as a way of supporting the fire department and at the same time celebrate the families and ancestors of this mountain community.

Demonstrators from Batesville and nearby communities show a glimpse of life in the early 1900s. Even the music played all day is of the early 20th century. The event and parking is free. Call 706-947-1601 for additional information or visit batesvilledays.com.


It's Leaf-O-Meter time again!

Visit leaf-o-meter.com and see how the leaves are changing in these north Georgia mountains. Check back regularly for new images!