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Glorious Pearls Created by The Oysters in Blue Ridge, GA

Shannen & Bill Oyster of Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

It’s easy to tell people we meet, “Oh! It’s great to get to know you!”  But it might not be a big deal. That can be a nice thing to say before we go our separate ways and never think of them ever again. Until you meet Bill and Shannen.  They live, work and love one another […]

Perfect Weather for the 39th Annual May-retta Daze Arts & Crafts Festival

May-retta Daze

For the first time in almost forever, the weather this weekend is going to be perfect for the 39th Annual May-retta Daze Arts and Crafts Festival held in Glover Park in the Historic Marietta Square on May 2-3, 2015. The May-retta Parks and Recreation Department will not allow any rain on their efforts this year. May-retta Daze is […]

25th Annual “Give Wildlife a Chance” Poster Contest

Plug Into Nature by Madeline Ensley ~ Photo Courtesy of GDNR

Our friends with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Environmental Resources Network (TERN), and the friends group of DNR’s Nongame Conservation Section are sponsors of the 25th Annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest. To celebrate the silver anniversary, this year’s theme is “Georgia’s WILD Animals & Plants […]

Youth Birding Competition T-Shirt Contest Winners

Red-bellied Woodpecker by Sophia Bobo

Four young artists are winners of the T-Shirt Art Contest in Georgia’s Youth Birding Competition, according to Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources. Art contest coordinator Linda May praised participants and stressed that the focus “isn’t just about art.” “It’s about getting kids interested in the outdoors and connected to the environment,” said May, environmental outreach coordinator […]

2014 Acworth Art Fest ~ April 5th & 6th

Acworth Art Fest

Historic Main Street in downtown Acworth is the perfect backdrop for 100 whimsical and talented artisans from around the country to display their works of art at the 3rd Annual Acworth Art Fest. Their creative booth displays will again decorate beautiful Main Street with paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, glass, jewelry, yard art and much […]

Youth Birding Competition & T-Shirt Art Contest

Anna Hamilton Won the 2013 Grand Prize in the Youth Birding Competition T-Shirt Art Contest

Talented young people in Georgia are taking part in two related challenges.  Teams of birdwatchers will compete to see which team can find the most birds in a 24-hour period.  Artists will compete to see whose artwork will adorn the official Youth Birding Competition T-shirts for 2014. Do you know any young people who create pictures […]