Giveaway: Sweet Peach’s Sweet Spots Maps

August 17, 2015 | By | Comments (12)
Pamela B

Pamela Berger

Pamela Berger founded her own newspaper, an astounding accomplishment for anyone. But she was ten years old at the time.

“When I was a kid, my parents both worked,” says Pam. “So I would go to their office after school and I’d play with the copy machines.”

Pam’s Digest cost $2 for an entire year’s subscription and offered the best in “family gossip, things heard around the office, or even new ice cream.”

So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when she grew up, Pam founded the Sweet Peach blog, which focuses on artistry around the South. The blog’s even more incredible when you consider that Pam’s a full-time television producer.

Charleston Sweet Spots Map

Charleston Sweet Spots Map

As much as she enjoys the blog, though, Pam missed paper.

“I always loved paper,” she says. “And even when I started the blog, I was still drawn to maps, things tactile that you can pick up.”

So she created Sweet Peach’s Sweet Spots. Working with illustrator Sarah Neuburger, design consultant Vanessa Dina, and designer Bob Conquest, Pam blended her love for all things Southern and all things tactile.

These stylish maps offer information on her favorite places in various cities (currently Charleston, Atlanta, and Athens). And she’s giving away five signed maps–you pick the city!

Tell us what newspaper story you would have written as a ten-year-old in the comments below for a chance to win a signed Sweet Peach’s Sweet Spots map of your choosing.

The contest begins today and ends Sunday, August 23. Official rules here


  1. Mary Z

    Summer vacations from school and the going to the beach at Lake Erie every day would have been my story. Yes wind, waves, did the water smell fishy on a given day, who was at the beach, what games were played and was there an undertow. So many angles for the simple beach day topic. In retrospect, I consider myself very fortunate to have survived riding bikes to the beach, no lifeguards or parental supervision, the quick storms and undertows that happened in Lake Erie, a relatively shallow lake and the pollution from the factories in Lackawanna. I wouldn’t trade those experiences for the world and would have written the daily beach report.

    August 19, 2015 at 9:01 pm
  2. Aunt Sassy Logsdon

    At ten I did write about all the news that was fit for a kid. I wrote about our activities, such as playing baseball with the boys, softball with my cousin and dolls with my sisters.
    I even included puzzles and comics. I don’t recall the name of the paper, but I do remember creating the masthead. I later went on to work on my high school paper, and use my reporting skills in my professional life today.

    August 18, 2015 at 8:26 pm
  3. Kate Little

    As a ten year old I would have written a newspaper article on the atrocities (I would have misspelled that word at age 10) of following the tobacco setter on a hot summer afternoon while ALL of my friends were at the swimming pool. As a 34 year old, I would rewrite that article and thank my parents for the work ethic they instilled in me at the young age of ten.

    August 18, 2015 at 12:55 pm
  4. Emily Vogelgesang

    Most likely about my dog stealing the neighbors boot and his wife’s underwear from the clothesline. I had to return it under the cloak of night to save my mother the embarrassment.

    August 18, 2015 at 12:13 pm
  5. Tracy johnson

    Having an uncle who was a pilot in the air force and a U.S. Thunderbird, I would have written about amazing air shows then ultimately about his capture and confinement in Vietnam. The stories would have been heart wrenching at times but his eventual release would have been the final edition, ending with survival and joy.

    August 18, 2015 at 12:02 pm
  6. Tracey

    For sure, my story would have been about my loving grandparents. I was fortunate to grow up near them, and spent every minute I could by their sides. We gardened, baked, read, decorated for trick or treaters, you name it. My how I miss them! Time spent with them to me is what heaven must be like.

    August 18, 2015 at 11:55 am
  7. Karen Ferguson

    As a child, I made items from my mother’s leftover fabrics. My newspaper would have been more of a “how to” with suggestions and instructions.

    August 18, 2015 at 10:35 am
  8. Claire

    My inner ten year-old Editor-in-Chief would have wanted to make sure that the readership was INSPIRED and ENGAGED–so my newspaper would have featured articles like “Are You Using Your Girl Power Today?” and “10 Ways to Make Your Signature Doodle-tastic”, among a few other features like local places to visit for spring break and the best ice cream flavors at our favorite summer stop, the Rock Hill Creamery. I may or may not have made a paper like this before! 🙂

    A favorite quote on writing, by the great Jack Kerouac (who happens to share my birthday):
    “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”

    August 18, 2015 at 7:59 am
  9. Stefanie E

    At age 10, I would have written a newspaper article about the importance of knowing every single line of the infamous Grease movie. As well as all songs to be performed with friends for others. If we weren’t pretending to be the characters from Grease then we were fighting over which of Charlie’s Angels to be!

    August 17, 2015 at 6:37 pm
  10. Vikki Webb

    How to decorate your room, who had the latest doll or other toy. Important things all the other kids (and adults) would want to know

    August 17, 2015 at 5:59 pm
  11. amy williams

    Probably just talking about going to Disneyland. I was obsessed!

    August 17, 2015 at 4:37 pm
  12. Kathy Blackmon

    I love it!! When I was around that same age and being an only child, with both parents working, I too was taken to work a few times. I can remember sitting in a chair that swiveled and twirling and spinning for what seemed like forever, or until I felt sick!! I didn’t write a blog, but I did start a library, complete with labels made and taped inside for the check out and return cards. I was a big hit on my street and had a lot of check outs and returns. I am 57 and upstairs in my parents attic are those same books, so if anybody would like to check out a few Dr. Seuss and Little Golden Books, I have quite a library and I am very accommodating on return dates!!

    August 17, 2015 at 2:55 pm

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