The 2020 Charitable Giving Awards

This defining year, we celebrate those in our community who give freely and intentionally—individuals and organizations who live by a guiding light of generosity


Keep the Piece

Say goodbye to traditional treats, this pumpkin chiffon pie will take center stage at any holiday feast

Safe Haven

At Pet Commander Kennels, Jonathan and JoDee Watkins offer much more than dog training

Side Show

This creamy, indulgent mac and cheese may steal the Thanksgiving spotlight


Emily + Kyle

Emily Moore is a hard one to surprise, so under the guise of wedding-venue shopping for his brother, Kyle Porter took her to Pretty Place

Kellyn + Warren

Kellyn Cox and Warren McCarter connected during a chance setup.

Diane + Luke

November 2, 2019

Brittany + Corey

September 12, 2020


A Quiet Place

Fifteen-year-old landscape painter David Brazier adds his brush to the Makers Collective lineup

Due South

A strong-willed teenager navigates the path to adulthood in small-town America

By The Paw

Shelter pups get a new leash on life through Noble Dog Hotel’s therapy program

Worth Its Salt

Stroud Seasonings mixes preservative-free blends to spice up everyday dishes

Female Lead

Local nonprofit GirlUp GVL bridges the resource gap for adolescent women

All In One

EXILE allures with varied drink options and a laid-back vibe


Leather Luxe

Authentic alligator and crocodile skins are the hallmark of Blair’s Belts

Shoulder Up

ABLE creates quality products with quality of life for women in mind

Finding Roots

Pop painter Dorothy Shain’s line of textiles and wallpaper prints play on childhood memories of plants

Watch This

Head into fall with a new face forward