‘Coastal Harmony’ IPA Benefits Gulf Coast Relief Efforts

With a historic hurricane season still brewing, Urban South spearheads a national initiative to raise funds for recovery.

While many businesses have experienced setbacks due to the pandemic, others are thriving, supplying essentials to a stressed-out nation. Urban South HTX falls into the latter category, having released more than 70 new beers (and hand sanitizer!) since March, several of which have raised money for social-justice issues.

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Wheel Big Deal! Houston Ceramicist Gets Nod from Etsy, JoJo Fletcher

An exclusive collection touts Box Sparrow Studio’s handmade pieces — and they’re selling fast.

In 2012, Abbie Preston Edmonson, a newly minted art-school graduate, moved from her home state of Georgia to Houston to partner with the local chapter of The Art Project, a nonprofit that channels the power and process of art for healing and empowerment among the homeless. Her stint in Houston was supposed to last one year — but, inspired by how the city embraces creatives, Edmonson stayed, renting a space in the Hardy & Nance studios and working retail to make ends meet.

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Even before the pandemic forced folks to stay home, many Houstonians were becoming interested in raising chickens at home. After all, backyard chickens provide an endless supply of fresh eggs — and of organic fertilizer for lush, productive gardens. A total win-win for foodies, urban farmers, environmentalists and many others. And, even more now, as the homebound look for new hobbies, and ways to avoid the grocery store, chicken keeping has, ahem, taken flight.

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