Good for the Soul

Good for the Soul


New Chapter

The 32nd Southern Festival of Books starts today. Click on over and download the app, search for your favorite authors or discover new ones, follow the schedule or create your own. The book world is your oyster with the freedom afforded by not having to leave your house to see hours of authors talking about all things literature. After enjoying all of the festivities, purchase the books on your reading list from Parnassus



Local Gifts Mean More

Our holiday business gift guide (PDF) is ready. We have expanded our gift offerings to include products from more of your favorite cities nationwide. During this year like no other, you have the opportunity to give a gift that will renew connection when you are apart, keep you top of mind when all of our minds are spinning, and make a big difference to our small business partners when the economy threatens them.



Vote (Art) By Mail

Create a work of art that answer the questions: "what does Voting mean to you? what are you Voting for? What would you like to see changed?" Then mail it to Jason Brown. This project also serves as a way to support the US Postal Service.

  • Participation is FREE and encourage from around the world
  • Technique is FREE - painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, photographs, 3 D objects, etc.
  • Size is FREE - whatever you can get through the postal system

The mail art will be scanned and posted on and also on Instagram at @votemailart.  More info here.



Good for the Soul

After being closed due to tornado damage, contractor-repair failure, COVID, Silver Sands’ Sophia Vaughn, the third generation owner of the restaurant located in Hope Garden, announced that Silver Sands is back and better than ever.  Social media lists hours as Tuesday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you've been then you know, if you haven't been you better find out.



Bear Witness

Take a break from 2020 and enjoy nature with Fat Bear Week. For those who don't know, it’s an annual voting tournament of bears getting ready to hibernate in Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve (@katmainpp). Vote for your favorite bear now through Oct. 6.  Go get  your Fat Bear Week bracket and escape for a little while with living creatures who haven't heard about the virus and didn't watch the first presidential debate. (Photo by N. Boak/@nationalparkservice)