Category: Our Town

The usual: Urban sketchers

by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long “The world is so high-paced, everybody on their phone and looking down. Just sitting there and staring at something and drawing it slows your presence. You slow down and you really observe things.” – Scott…

Off duty: FotoSwipe

by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long “We never end up talking about the game itself or its technicalities, if we did an awesome backhand or something. Every time we switch sides or do a water break, we’re talking about FotoSwipe.” –…

Shop Local: SweetWater New York Ice Co.

by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long “This is how we’ve always had our Italian ice growing up: super smooth, not frozen or hard as a rock. Just real fruit, water, and sugar.” – Mike Beggen, co-founder, SweetWater New York Ice Co….

Game plan: Hilda Pinnix-Ragland

by Jessie Ammons photograph by Travis Long “It always gives me lots of enthusiasm to see the graduations, but then also to see where the kids go off to. It’s invigorating to me.” – Hilda Pinnix-Ragland, Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs…

The usual: Gateway Restaurant

photograph by Travis Long “Martina and Tom are like family to all their customers.” – Hardin Sigmon, regular at Gateway Restaurant Tucked into a shopping center off of Crabtree Boulevard, Gateway Restaurant is one of those home-cooking places that has been…

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