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Tellus: Venus Transit & A Rockin’ Weekend


There are two ways to watch Venus pass in front of the sun in what is termed a “transit of Venus.” 1)  You can look directly at the sun and go blind. 2)  Stop by the Tellus Museum to observe this phenomenon perfectly safely. Trust me, the correct choice is #2. Venus transits are extremely rare.  […]

Horizon Kickball League Registration in Acworth


Everybody deserves to have summer fun!  The good folks who run the Acworth Parks and Recreation Horizon Kickball League know that as well as anyone. Parents of children with developmental and physical disabilities are invited to sign up now for kickball games to be played at Horizon Field, located at 4000 S. Main St. in Acworth. […]

Lodging Near Lake Allatoona


Lake Allatoona is the perfect spot to spend a few days or the summer with friends and family. But figuring out where to stay could give Captain America heartburn. Relax, citizen!!!  Your superhero friends at have worked tirelessly for truth, justice (OK, that’s a lie) and where to stay when you visit Lake Allatoona (that’s […]

Off-Road Bicycling


Several spots near Lake Allatoona have trails designed for off-road bicycling. Blankets Creek Trails can accommodate riders of all skill levels.  There are seven trails that range from 1/4 mile to more than four miles in length. The Iron Hill Trail at Red Top Mountain State Park and the Pine Mountain Trail, managed by Cartersville […]

Lake Allatoona Fishing Report (5-30-12)

Lake Allatoona Fishing Report (5-30-12)

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 Line side fishing: Very Good. The only thing that has changed since last week’s report is the bite — it has […]

Boating Under the Influence


The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia State Patrol and TEAM Georgia will combine their efforts this Memorial Day weekend to keep Georgians safe. Last year, the GA State Patrol investigated 312 accidents over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.   There were 13 fatalities; alcohol was a factor in six of them.  In cars and trucks, eight […]

World’s Largest Water Slide in Acworth?

Acworth Water Slide at Dallas Landing Park

OK, I am not going to lie to you.  I don’t have a clue if the gigantic water slide at Acworth’s Dallas Landing Park is the biggest one in the world. For all I know, the Grand Poobah of Rackafrackastan has a bigger one in his dining room.  Our kids don’t have to know that.  […]

Lake Allatoona Weekend Weather


I’m a romantic … living in the days of Opie, Lucy and Jed Clampett.  Call me crazy, but I still believe in honesty, courtesy and long-range weather forecasts. If you and the family are fixin’ to head to Lake Allatoona this weekend, you’ll want to know if it’s going to rain. The Weather Channel (TWC) […]