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High-Tech Scavengers in Columbus

06/10/14

High-Tech Scavengers in Columbus

Visitors to Columbus can channel the city’s namesake explorer by discovering hidden treasures. Instead of navigating by the stars, they use a handy GPS to locate 31 containers on the RiverWalk GeoTour. “It’s a high-tech scavenger hunt,” says Peter Bowden, president and CEO of the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau, noting that people from as far away as Europe and Hawaii have participated. Bowden says Columbus became the first city in the world to launch a geotour in May 2012, though others have since followed in its wake. Looking for ways to promote its whitewater course, Bowden says that “with limited marketing dollars, we couldn’t speak to a true international audience.” Groundspeak, an organization based in Seattle,...

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Step Back in Time

06/06/14

Step Back in Time

Visit Fairburn for a taste of the 16th century at the 29th annual Georgia Renaissance Festival. June 7 and 8 make up the last weekend of this year's event, which features skilled artisans, strolling minstrels, mead, turkey legs, jousting, Maypole dancing and more. Increasingly, it has become a "cosplay" event, with the visitors sometimes out-costuming the professionals. For more information see http://www.garenfest.com/

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Pack Your Cannons – Sherman’s Coming Again!

06/03/14

Pack Your Cannons – Sherman’s Coming Again!

One hundred fifty years ago this month, Union and Confederate forces faced off across Cobb County in battles large and small, including Kennesaw Mountain, one of the most important battles of the Atlanta Campaign. A number of commemorative events are happening in the Cobb area this month, and events continue in Georgia over the next year as the Civil War sesquicentennial winds down. Learn more about the Civil War in Georgia in this month’s feature stories. And find information about everything from reenactments, tours and ceremonies to musical performances, educational opportunities and lists of Civil War sites at the following websites. The Atlanta Campaign Atlanta History Center B*ATL Battle of Kennesaw Mountain 150th Anniversary Civil War Trust Civil...

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Spotted in Georgia, Peach Season!

05/30/14

Spotted in Georgia, Peach Season!

Have you had a peach today? Spotted at Jaemor Farms, Alto, Ga.

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BeltLine Receives International Award

05/27/14

BeltLine Receives International Award

Last week, the Atlanta BeltLine was awarded the Prix d ‘Excellence Award by the International Real Estate Federation for best environmental rehabilitation project in the world. The award highlighted the organization's work on the Historic Fourth Ward Park, which was once a barren, contaminated site, but today is a vibrant part of the community that craftily incorporates flood protection and stormwater overflow solutions; the 2.25-mile Eastside Trail, a former abandoned heavy freight rail corridor that is now a ribbon of parkland and trails; and the city's first public skatepark and nearby athletic fields, a hot gathering spot for skaters, athletes and families.  Congratulations to Atlanta’s BeltLine!

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