Unless you visit Coca-Cola Journey every day – and we certainly hope you do – chances are you missed some of our top feature stories from 2016 (click here for 16 of the year’s top Coca-Cola news headlines). That’s why we’re kicking off 2017 by resurfacing a batch of feel-good favorites from the last year. We think these 16 pieces deserve a second look, and hope you’ll agree.

Happy reading – and, if you're feeling generous, sharing – and happy new year! We can't wait to bring you more great stories like these in 2017.

Joel Robison

Joel Robison

How a Coca-Cola Photo Changed My Life

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Restored Mural Inspires Community Reflection in Colorado (VIDEO)

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Illustrations by Mark Armstrong

A Third Baseman of Verona

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Kosher Coke: How an Atlanta Rabbi Started a Passover Tradition

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'Big Papi' Bids Baseball Farewell: A Q&A With Boston Red Sox Slugger David Ortiz 

Tweet Starts Love Affair Between an Indie Band and Coke Music

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Fan-Fueled Movement Inspires Hi-C Ecto Cooler Comeback

Obeying the Verse Since the '90s: Inside Sprite's Longstanding Ties to Hip Hop

What Would Shakespeare Say About Coca-Cola?

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Coca-Cola Red: The Company's Second Secret Formula (VIDEO)

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Carhop to It: 5 Classic American Drive-In Restaurants

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BuzzFeed Tasty

Inside the Booming Popularity of Timelapse Cooking Videos

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How Golfer Jordan Spieth's Debut Coke Ad Almost Didn't Happen

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Coca-Cola Employees Remember '96 Atlanta Olympic Games

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Coke Restores Wall Signs at One of Atlanta's Most Beloved Taverns (VIDEO)

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Meet the 19-Year-Old Collector Behind New Coca-Cola Museum in Georgia (VIDEO)