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The Science of Fireworks at Tellus Museum

July 4th Fireworks in North Georgia

Historians are not normally thought of as funny (as in “ha-ha”) people.  But they know some pretty clever stuff.  For example: •  Why was Washington not born on Washington’s Birthday? •  Why did the century begin in 2001, not 2000? •  Did the pope actually rule ten days out of existence? •  Why won’t the year […]

Lake Allatoona Marinas

Lake Allatoona Marinas

Ever heard that old saying, “Any port in a storm”? Yeah.  Uhhh, I hate to break this to you … but that doesn’t mean you can tie up on any dock you see when your boat goes all Titanic on you. I have good news, matey! Lake Allatoona has eight marinas to serve you … and […]

Operation Dry Water Cracks Down on BUI

Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up across the country to educate the public on the dangers of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) and to arrest boaters on Lake Allatoona and elsewhere who violate the law. BUI was a factor in the recent boating deaths on Lake Lanier.  Conservation rangers have made 63 […]

Lake Allatoona’s Finest Attractions

Lake Allatoona's Finest Attractions

Lake Allatoona is more than a lake! But even if you-know-who cannot muster the effort not to be grumpy at such a beautiful place, there’s more to do nearby than merely fishing, swimming, camping, boating, flying a kite, walking in the woods, picnicking, relaxing, hiking, finding cool bugs and/or bunnies in clouds, dancing squirrels, fireflies that flash […]

Griffin & Jake Prince Memorial Facebook Page

prince boys

Two brothers, Griffin and Jake Prince, were lost in a tragic boat wreck on Lake Lanier, Monday, June 18, 2012. They are gone but not forgotten. Family and friends created a Facebook page to preserve Griffin and Jake Prince’s memory.  A portion of the memorial site says: “Griffin and Jake Prince were two of the most special and […]

Hit & Run Boating Tragedy on Lake Lanier

Hit & Run Boating Tragedy on Lake Lanier

Just before 11 PM on Monday, June 18, 2012, a pontoon boat carrying individuals from four families in Gwinnett County was traveling in the Shoal Creek area near Buford Dam on Lake Lanier.  In spite of having its lights on, their boat was hit head-on by a speeding center-console fishing boat. The fishing boat left […]

Lake Allatoona Fishing Report (6-20-12)

Lake Allatoona Fishing Report (6-20-12)

Robert Eidson’s Lake Allatoona Fishing Guide Report is provided by First Bite Guide Service of Lake Allatoona.  When you’re ready to catch stripers and hybrids, call Robert at 770-827-6282. His e-mail is eidson6260@comcast.net. Line-side fishing is great. The bite this week has been awesome aboard all three of our boats.  All the major creeks are […]

Lake Allatoona Fishing Report (6-13-12)

Lake Allatoona Fishing Report (6-13-12)

Robert Eidson’s Lake Allatoona Fishing Guide Report is provided by First Bite Guide Service of Lake Allatoona.  When you’re ready to catch stripers and hybrids, contact Robert at 770-827-6282 or by e-mail at eidson6260@comcast.net Line-side fishing is great. The bite this week is the same as last week.  Change nothing. The summer bite is in […]

Bird Watching Is Not for the Birds

Bluebird of Happiness

Bird watching gets no respect. Those of us who can tell the difference between an indigo bunting and a bluebird conceal our unpopular habits, in the same way people hide the fact that they once owned ugly cars, like AMC Gremlins or Pontiac Azteks. There’s no shame in enjoying the variety and beauty of birds. [Attention […]

Lake Allatoona Fishing Report (6-5-12)

Lake Allatoona Fishing Report (6-5-12)

Robert Eidson’s Lake Allatoona Fishing Guide Report is provided by First Bite Guide Service of Lake Allatoona.  When you’re ready to catch stripers and hybrids, contact Robert at 770-827-6282 or by e-mail at eidson6260@comcast.net Linesides: Excellent. The bite is “super incredibly hot” right now on the north end of the lake for huge numbers of […]