Local Beekeeper Mike McAvoy

  Story and Photos by Alexandria Polanosky, Multimedia Editor   Mike McAvoy, an Athens resident and Professional Engineer, has an interesting side job: he is an avid beekeeper who maintains five different hives on his property. McAvoy is from Atlanta, Georgia where he grew up on a dairy farm and was first exposed to the…

Miss Earth Ohio: Joshelyn Smith

Story by Taylor Stano   Ohio University junior and Athens native, Joshelyn Smith, represented the state of Ohio in the 2014 Miss Earth United States beauty pageant, held on July 12 in Los Angeles, California. Smith and the other state delegates made public appearances, participated in community service acts, and attended sustainability fairs to promote environmental…

The 2014 Ohio Pawpaw Festival

  Story by Cassie Kelly, CGM Editor-in-Chief Photos by Alexandria Polanosky, Multimedia Editor With a diverse selection of entertainment, record attendance and a zero waste initiative, this year’s Pawpaw Festival was a huge success for the community and the environment. Chris Chmiel, Athens County commissioner and founder of the Pawpaw Festival, said he started the…