Today's Features

  • Temperatures in the single digits didn't discourage the hundreds of celebrants who thronged Evergreen Lake to watch fireworks and welcome the new year.

    The annual Skate the Lake event, which benefits DriveSmart Evergreen-Conifer, didn't disappoint, with ice skating, general merriment and two rounds of pyrotechnics.

  • Ethan Vimont sums up what he learned during his two consecutive terms as a Peace Corps volunteer in one word.

    “Patience,” he said. 

    The 27-year-old Pine native returned to the U.S. in December after stints working in Mali and then Nepal.

  • They came, they sang, they lit candles on the menorah.

    That was both the grand plan and the simple purpose of the 60 to 100 attendees at Saturday's 10th annual Festival of Lights on the lawn outside the Evergreen Lake House. 

    They sang along to two Jewish blessings and watched as four candles were lit for Hanukkah. A fifth "helper" candle called the "shamash" was placed in the center of the 12-foot-high menorah.

  • There are times in when music can be made even more beautiful by the setting in which it is presented. In the case of the Evergreen Chorale’s latest collaboration with the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, the concerts’ beautiful settings will make the music all the more joyous and the holiday season all the more festive.

  • Sisters Caitlin and Sidney Powell lug their guitars into the Muddy Buck on a recent morning, ready for a potential photo shoot, even though it’s the breakfast coffee hour.

  • Getting a big welcome home to Evergreen after serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan can be a little overwhelming — but in a good way.

    At least that’s what U.S. Army Specialist Michael Berna felt after being greeted by a crowd of well-wishers at Buchanan Recreation Center on Saturday to thank him for his service. He spent nine months at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, returning home to Evergreen late last week for a holiday break after a couple of weeks at a military base in Kentucky.

  • Anne Skewes, a P.E.O. chapter FR member, won an original painting by Pem Dunn of a rose in bloom. She won the painting at the chapter’s annual fund-raiser on Dec. 5 at Mount Vernon Country Club.

  • Evergreen resident Claire Roberts and her Bichon, Lulu,  have been invited to compete in the American Kennel Club Agility Invitational in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 13-14. The pair will compete against the swiftest, most agile dogs in the country for the top spot in the 12-inch class. This year, 163 breeds from 41 states and five countries will be represented at the Invitational.

  • The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to kick off your shopping than by supporting our local Evergreen artists? Friday, Dec. 5, marks the 23rd annual Holiday Walk in downtown Evergreen. The walk begins at 5 p.m. with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Evergreen Lake House to light the community tree. Crowds then walk with Santa down Main Street and take holiday photos, enjoy entertainment, and shop for gifts.

  • It’s quite a hot time in the Borocle, one of downtown Evergreen’s newest art galleries.

    The gallery in the building at the southeast corner of Highway 73/74 also is a workshop for glass blowers Eric Post and Kyle Purcell, who create jewelry pendants, vases, goblets and other art forms. Mandie Smith rounds out the group, creating wire art plus soaps, scrubs and other items.