Author: Linda Erbele

Pumpkins and corn maze fun at Jaemor Farms

Pumpkins and corn maze fun at Jaemor Farms
You can’t just bring the kids out to buy a pumpkin then turn around and go home. There’s lots more to do. Make a day of it. At Jaemor Farms in Hall County, north of Gainesville, (see map) there’s enough to do to keep the kiddies entertained and goodies for you too. The drive along I-985...
October 29th, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

Cavalia comes to Atlanta

Cavalia comes to Atlanta
The big white tent rising next to Atlantic Station is bound to pique your curiosity. No, it’s not another Cirque – but it was conceived by Cirque du Soleil co-founder, Normand Latourelle. This is Cavalia — not a circus, or a horse show, but theater with horses as performers. In fact...
October 26th, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

Review: Papouli’s has fast food other than hamburgers

Review: Papouli’s has fast food other than hamburgers
Want something quick but decidedly different? Papouli’s Cafe and Market in Alpharetta (see map) has Greek-to-go. Order at the counter from a menu with stuffed grape leaves, mousaka or pastitsio with a side Greek Salad and slice of bread. (Your mama would be proud!) They also have gyros, a Chicago...
October 24th, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

Nine Ghost tours in the Atlanta area

Nine Ghost tours in the Atlanta area
I prefer to run into my ghosts on a walking tour rather than a haunted house, that way I have a running chance. You know the old joke about seeing a bear in the woods? I don’t have to be able to fun fast– just faster than you. Well, it applies on ghost tours as well. Seriously, ghost tours...
October 23rd, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

Georgia offers deal at park lodges, photo contest

Georgia offers deal at park lodges, photo contest
Just in time for Leaf-peepers, the state is cutting rates at state park lodges. Their “Lodge-ical rates” start at $69 at George T. Bagby, Little Ocmulgee and Red Top and $79 at Amicalola and Unicoi. Continental breakfast for two is included (full breakfast at Unicoi.) The last time I was...
October 21st, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

Atlanta’s Haunted Houses

Atlanta’s Haunted Houses
What would this month be without handing over a few bucks to get the heebie-jeebies scared out of you? (Just candy and costumes, that’s what.) My idea of fun in a haunted house is being one of the actors — I’d rather be scaring others than being scared myself. But for those of you who...
October 19th, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

Dahlonega’s Gold Rush Festival

Dahlonega’s Gold Rush Festival
Dahlonega is one of the best ways to approach the North Georgia mountains. It has an old fashioned square (see map) and every store around the square is worth a visit. Some of the store are reportedly haunted. But the ghosts make themselves scarce for Gold Rush Days, a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20...
October 17th, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

Atlanta’s Best Neighborhood Halloween Parade

Atlanta’s Best Neighborhood Halloween Parade
The folks in Little Five Points really know how to celebrate Halloween! Beginning with the 9th Annual L5P Halloween Festival today, which includes an outdoor screening of a classic horror movie and a concert of punk-rock songs performed by “mon-stars,” this is the place to be to enjoy the...
October 16th, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

Free – Georgia Literary Festival in Rome

Free – Georgia Literary Festival in Rome
Are you a book nut? Do you crane your neck to see the title of a book that even a stranger is reading? The 11th annual Georgia Literary Festival is right up your alley. There will be both local and national writers, including Terry Kay, author of To Dance with the White Dog, Vincent Coppola, former Newsweek...
October 14th, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

Three drives for North Georgia leaves

Three drives for North Georgia leaves
Every change of season has its beauties, but Fall is surely the most glorious here in North Georgia. Once Labor Day has passed, people start talking about “peak,” as in the very moment when leaf colors are at their utmost brilliance. Obviously, “peak” hits earlier the farther north one is in...
October 13th, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

Moore in America leaves Atlanta Nov. 1

Moore in America leaves Atlanta Nov. 1
If you’ve been waiting for out-of-town friends to visit as an excuse to see the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s exhibition of Henry Moore’s sculptures, better clean out the spare room and call ‘em up. The 20 gigantic sculptures (the largest outdoor exhibition of Moore’s work...
October 11th, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

Mediterranean Dining in Atlanta’s Inman Park

Mediterranean Dining in Atlanta’s Inman Park
Condos and street side dining are the new normal in Inman Park. Sometimes the new is directly across the street from the old. Plenty of good restaurants are coming up within walking distance for residents, and both on and off street parking for those who drive in. Zaya Restaurant (see map) opened in...
October 9th, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

North Georgia Fat Tire Fest promises family fun

North Georgia Fat Tire Fest promises family fun
The Helen Fat Tire Festival Powered by Duro starts this Friday (Oct. 9) at 6 pm at Unicoi State Park (see map) in Helen. Your $30 gets you into all the events – group rides, bike games, kids’ rodeo, scavenger hunt and a 12- and 6-hour cross country mountain bike race, plus lots of food, beverages,...
October 7th, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

Taste of Atlanta – 80 restaurants, discount for readers

Taste of Atlanta – 80 restaurants, discount for readers
The variety and quality of food at the  Taste of Atlanta is stunning – seafood, ribs, fried chicken, desserts, vegies. One of Atlanta’s premier events, this year it was selected in an Oprah Magazine article as one of “Six Food Festivals That are Worth the Trip.” Already a chance...
October 1st, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

Atlanta’s Greek Festival will fill you with Kefi

Atlanta’s Greek Festival will fill you with Kefi
Atlanta’s Greek Festival is a three-day extravaganza of food, music and dance, held every fall at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Clairmont Rd.(see map.) For a paltry $3 admission this Friday, you’ll be charmed by the lively bouzouki music and drawn into the exuberance of the traditional...
September 30th, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

Turnin’ and Burnin’ in North Georgia

Turnin’ and Burnin’ in North Georgia
Chester Hewell grew up watching his parents and grandparents create garden ware and folk pottery. He learned the places to dig for clay and family recipes for glazes, both secrets jealously guarded from neighbors and competitors. He attempted his first clay creation at the age of 6 or 7. Now Hewell’s...
September 28th, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

Ten Fall Festivals in the mountains

Nothing signals the beginning of fall in Georgia like a crisp breeze bringing the smell of boiled peanuts, a funnel cake in hand, blue grass music in the air and the sight of a handmade quilt framed by our beautiful mountains. If you’re longing for the North Georgia mountains, here are ten festivals...
September 25th, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

Six small-town festivals for food, fun, lots of art and more

1. The Sandy Springs Festival at Heritage Green (see map)  is this weekend. This is a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 event. Like the small towns everywhere, there’s a food court, music, a 10K race and a car show, but unlike many others, the art show is juried, there’s a Georgia Made,...
September 24th, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

Free admission to museums, historic sites and state parks on Saturday, Sept. 26

Saturday September 26 is the Smithsonian Magazine’s Annual Museum Day, so a number of museums have free admission. For a complete list of Georgia museums, go the website. You will need to print the Museum Day Admission Card. Here are some Atlanta museums that are participating: High Museum of...
September 23rd, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More

Latino Festival Free at International Horse Park in Conyers

Fiesta Georgia kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers (see map) on Sunday, September 20. There will be live music performed by both national and local musicians, free product samples, arts & crafts, dance and plenty of authentic food. Among the performers...
September 18th, 2009 | Atlanta | Read More