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Scott Jurek Sets Fastest Time Running the Appalachian Trail

Scott Jurek Running Up Katahdin to Finish AT ~~ From Scott Jurek's Facebook Page

Ultrarunner and ultra vegan Scott Jurek and his wife Jenny hope to start a family soon.  Before the fun begins, Scott wanted to cross one item off his bucket list.  Run the entire dang length of the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain (a few hills north of Lake Allatoona) all the way to the highest […]

Learn About Gun Control at Georgia’s DNR Firearm Ranges

DNR Firearm Range at Wilson Shoals WMA  Banks County, north of Alto, GA. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Guns are a part of American life.  Americans have a right to bear firearms, according to the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Some people disqualify themselves from that right by committing felonies. Others lose the right to own or possess firearms because they have been admitted to mental health facilities against their will, for example. Americans […]

Will 4th of July Fireworks Be Canceled Tonight?

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It’s raining.  On the 4th of July.  Are you wondering if the weather will cancel 4th of July fireworks tonight? Relax. My son-in-law works at the Weather Channel.  He’s the smartest guy there.  Probably. I’ve been watching the Weather Channel for so long, the weather babes smile at me while giving their forecasts.  Don’t believe […]

July 4th Fireworks Near Lake Allatoona

July 4th Fireworks in North Georgia

Planning to stay around the house over the 4th of July weekend to watch your neighbors shoot it out with newly legal fireworks this year? If not, here’s a list of places where you can watch the professionals perform their pyrotechnic tricks. The Fourth of July begins with a bang just after dark on Friday, July 3rd, […]

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 […]

Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour Returns to Acworth

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The Pro Wakeboard Tour comes back to Acworth’s Dallas Landing Park on Friday and Saturday, June 5th & 6th, for wicked fun times. On Friday, it’s qualifying for athletes from all over the nation who come to compete at the highest levels on Lake Acworth. Saturday brings the main event from noon all the way through […]

Find the Meaning of Memorial Day at Andersonville National Cemetery

The Georgia Memorial at Andersonville National Cemetery in Georgia.  ~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Memorial Day — what used to be known as Decoration Day — is little more than a day off from work to grab a few beers and grill burgers with friends and family to celebrate the opening day of the season of summer. Sad. According to the website US Memorial Day, the lost essence of this national […]

Enroll Now for Camp Acworth

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Parents want their children to be safe.  All the time. Everywhere.  When they think about sending their kids off to camp, it’s easy for them to worry about whether their little darlings will be in a safe environment.  The folks at Camp Acworth understand. Camp Acworth is a popular summer day camp that provides a safe and active […]

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 […]