May26

Lumpkin County's Unique Memorial Markers

Written by // Chris Worick Categories // History & Heritage

Lumpkin County's Unique Memorial Markers

Memorial Day has traditionally signaled the start of summer across the country.  Graduations, warmer weather, swimming pools, and of course cook outs, are all part of what we have come to expect as May comes to a close.

May01

Hiking in Nature’s Spring Extravaganza…And It’s Free!

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Outdoor Adventures

Hiking in Nature’s Spring Extravaganza…And It’s Free!

Though I love hiking in the winter, with the open woods, open views, lack of reptiles and insects, sparse human contacts, and no sweat (if properly layered with proper clothing), spring is an amazing time to watch nature and the Earth be reborn. This is the prime time of the year to see new life emerging and experience the transformation from stark grey tree trunks and dead leaf litter on the ground to various hues of green and the spectacular palette of spring wildflowers.

Apr03

The True Story of That "Bear on the Square."

Written by // Chris Worick Categories // Festivals & Events, History & Heritage

The True Story of That

For the past twenty years, Dahlonega's annual "Bear on the Square" Mountain Music Festival has continued to attract more featured events and visitors every year.  As the town prepares to celebrate its 21st Bear on the Square weekend, here's the story behind its origins.

Mar29

Brides! Mark your Calendar for the “I Do” in Dahlonega Wedding Expo

Written by // Brianna Lawson Categories // Trip Ideas, Festivals & Events, Misc

Brides! Mark your Calendar for the “I Do” in Dahlonega Wedding Expo

Planning a wedding is a special time in a woman’s life as she prepares to say “I Do” to the love of her life, best friend, and partner in crime. Researching wedding venues, photographers, florists, and more can take so much time and energy, especially when you don’t know who you’re meeting until you get there to see their work and get a vibe for whether or not their personality fits your wedding style.

Mar20

Calling all Book Lovers!

Written by // David Zunker Categories // Festivals & Events

Calling all Book Lovers!

This might be urban legend, although it comes from a good friend, whom I trust. But that friend has a wacky sense of humor, so you never know. She claims that Rita Mae Brown, renowned and prolific writer of popular fiction, and noted horse person, has an employee managing her stables – whose name is … wait for it … Page Turner.

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