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Step Back in Time to the “Official Home of Gone With the Wind” in Jonesboro, Georgia – Saturday, June 11, 2011

Step Back in Time to the “Official Home of Gone With the Wind” in Jonesboro, Georgia – Saturday, June 11, 2011

Clayton County, Georgia is known as the “Official Home of Gone With the Wind”, a designation the County received from the Mitchell family in 1969 - the fictional plantation, Tara, was was situated there and it was Scarlett O’Hara’s home county – what more fitting place for you to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the publication […]

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5th Annual Pro Wakeboard Tour on Lake Allatoona – Acworth, GA – May 19-21, 2010

5th Annual Pro Wakeboard Tour on Lake Allatoona – Acworth, GA – May 19-21, 2010

The 5th Annual Pro Wakeboard Tour is back at Dallas Landing at Lake Allatoona in Acworth this weekend for the first stop of its annual pro tour. The event takes place Thursday and Friday, May 19-20, 2011, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, but the Main Event is Saturday, May 21,  2011, from 12:00 PM until […]

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#306 – Exploring Harlem, GA – A Perfect Georgia Small Town and Home of the Red Oak Manor B&B

#306 – Exploring Harlem, GA – A Perfect Georgia Small Town and Home of the Red Oak Manor B&B

During a recent stay at the Red Oak Manor B&B, my friend, Ann, and I enjoyed an afternoon exploring the town of Harlem – “down to the stoplight and back.” The town is known for its pecan factory, so of course there’s a pecan factory store, Lucky Lady Pecans, selling spiced and candied pecans, gift baskets, […]

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#305 – Escape to Red Oak Manor, a Quaint B&B in Harlem, Georgia – A Hidden Gem with a Little Foodie Secret!

#305 – Escape to Red Oak Manor, a Quaint B&B in Harlem, Georgia – A Hidden Gem with a Little Foodie Secret!

Back in October, I had the pleasure of staying at the Red Oak Manor – Columbia County’s only bed & breakfast – in Harlem, Georgia. Located about two-and-a-half hours from Atlanta and just 20 minutes west of Augusta, Harlem is a Georgia small town, quaint, comfortable and welcoming. It’s the perfect escape from busy Atlanta […]

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#276 – 10th Annual Afternoon in the Country with Les Dames d’Escoffier International of Atlanta – Sunday, November 7, 2010

#276 – 10th Annual Afternoon in the Country with Les Dames d’Escoffier International of Atlanta – Sunday, November 7, 2010

Who doesn’t love an afternoon in the country? Anyone who toils the week away in the city longs for a getaway, a mini-break out of the hustle and bustle, away from the grind. Well, this weekend is your chance… This weekend, foodies throughout the Atlanta area look forward to one of their favorite events of […]

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#235 – Field of Greens Farm Festival This Weekend – Sunday, October 3, 2010 – PLUS Win a Pair of Tickets to the Festival!

#235 – Field of Greens Farm Festival This Weekend – Sunday, October 3, 2010 – PLUS Win a Pair of Tickets to the Festival!

This Sunday, October 3, 2010, is the popular Field of Greens – A Festival Celebrating Local Food at Whippoorwill Hollow Farm in Covington, Georgia. Located just 35 miles east of Atlanta, Field of Greens Festival celebrates organic farming and food, farm-to-table chefs and restaurants, locally-grown food, and green living – it’s a family-friendly festival you […]

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#216 – New Manchester History Hike – Sweetwater Creek State Park – Hike Through History, Just Outside of Atlanta

#216 – New Manchester History Hike – Sweetwater Creek State Park – Hike Through History, Just Outside of Atlanta

Today I welcome my friend, Trevor Beemon, Creative Services Director for the Atlanta History Center, as a guest blogger. Trevor had a wonderful new blog called Southern Sightseeing, which is dedicated to “exploring cool towns, houses, cemeteries, parks, and museums around the South.” I encourage you to check out Southern Sightseeing and subscribe today! You […]

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#142 – The Beach in Clayton County – Bringing You Good, Clean, Affordable Fun in the Sun

#142 – The Beach in Clayton County – Bringing You Good, Clean, Affordable Fun in the Sun

You may be as surprised as I was to learn that there is a fantastic, state-of-the-art water park in Clayton County, just 9 miles south of the Atlanta airport. The location of the 1996 Olympics beach volleyball  games (the championship complex is still there and visible from The Beach area), The Beach at International Park […]

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#114 – Annual Official Dixie Highway Yard Sale – 90 Miles Long! – This Weekend, June 4-6, 2010

#114 – Annual Official Dixie Highway Yard Sale – 90 Miles Long! – This Weekend, June 4-6, 2010

Get ready for the most exciting yard sale you’ve ever experienced! This weekend, June 4 – 6, 2010, the Official Dixie Highway Yard Sale takes place. Traditionally held each first weekend of June, the Official Dixie Highway Yard Sale is in its 4th year and is over 90 miles of tables and tag sales, stretching […]

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#98 – Pro Wakeboard Tour on Lake Allatoona – Acworth – May 20-22, 2010 – FREE Ticket Giveaway!

#98 – Pro Wakeboard Tour on Lake Allatoona – Acworth – May 20-22, 2010 – FREE Ticket Giveaway!

The Pro Wakeboard Tour is returning to Dallas Landing at Lake Allatoona in Acworth this weekend for the first stop of its annual pro tour. The event takes place Thursday and Friday, May 20-21, 2010, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, but the Main Event is Saturday, May 22,  2010. Athletes come from all over […]

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