At left, Neal Walters and his granddaughters, Emerson, 6, and Maria, 4, take a break from early holiday shopping at the Marist School’s annual “Holiday Traditions” market. The juried arts and crafts show is sponsored by the Marist School Parents Club. Below, artist Michael Harwell and his wife, Linnea, sells his carved Christmas characters.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.