The Pettit Environmental Preserve will be open to the public for the Spring Hike: Birding 201 on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
Local celebrities, along with professional dancers, will take to the floor to benefit the Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter. See the photos and videos and find out how to text to vote and donate.
Monday, February 18, 2013
From skiing and ice skating to bowling and game nights, here is a list of fun activities to do with your family in and near Cartersville.
Most families are exhibiting signs of cabin fever this time of year. The sibling sniping is at record levels, the toddler whining is incessant and tweens and teens are fixated on their electronic devices. Time to cure your family of cabin fever with these 10 fun ideas for activities the whole family can enjoy: 1) Get out and play. Check out the only snow skiing facilities in Georgia at the southernmost ski resort community in the United States, Sky Valley Resort, or the nearest snow sports resort, Cloudmont Ski and Golf Resort, just over the state line in Alabama. For something closer to home, try ice skating in nearby Kennesaw at the Ice Forum, which is open 365 days a year and offers public skating 7 days a week. For a splurge, book a…
The Margaret and Luke Pettit Environmental Preserve just outside Cartersville in Bartow County hosts only four public hikes per year and schedules school, scout and group visits. Formerly free to the public, admission now will cost $3 per person, but no m
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Use the hashtag #PatchRandomActs on Facebook or Twitter to spread the word about a selfless act you witnessed or experienced in your town.
Have you noticed your friends or neighbors making a difference in Cartersville? We want to know about it! Whether it's taking a stray dog to a shelter, taking out trash for a sick neighbor or helping out in a community center or garden, every random act of kindness is appreciated by the community. We want to see how many random acts we can inspire across the United States in the 905 communities Patch covers. If you know of someone who has done a good deed in Cartersville, tell their story in the comments section below. Also, be sure to spread the word on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #PatchRandomActs. To keep the momentum going and pay it forward yourself, here are seven easy ways you can help others in the Cartersville and …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The outreach ministry at Cartersville's Trinity United Methodist Church is accepting sellers.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Kwanzaa is celebrated in the United States from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1.
The seven-day festival of Kwanzaa, which celebrates African-American heritage and culture, starts Wednesday, Dec. 26 and ends Tuesday, Jan. 1. Here are some facts about the week-long holiday. Cartersville's Noble Hill-Wheeler Memorial Center is hosting a Kwanzaa program on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m. It's set to include two speakers, one of whom will provide information on researching family history; games and prizes; and a soul food feast. The keynote speaker is set to address the Kwanzaa principle of unity in the family. The museum focusing on African-American culture from the late 1800's also will house a special display of the symbols and principles of Kwanzaa from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. The restored Rosenwald School, built in 1923 as the…
Friday, December 14, 2012
Here are 10 ways to have fun and spread holiday cheer in Cartersville without breaking the bank.
This year’s holiday season can be special for you and your family regardless of your budget. Here are some fun tips for creating new holiday traditions while saving money. 1) Make your cards from recycled materials. Cards can be made from paper grocery bags, cereal boxes, used file folders and even last year’s holiday cards. Feature your family’s artwork and use recycled wrapping paper or paper from catalogs and magazines for backgrounds. A great resource for making cards from recycled materials is "Creative Correspondence" by Michael and Judy Jacobs, available on Amazon.com. 2) Have fun together and create a festive decoration by making a gingerbread house. You can bake the gingerbread yourself and use royal icing to construct the …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The annual talent show for kids benefits Advocates for Bartow's Children, a Cartersville nonprofit.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Cartersville OB/GYN Associates and other companies donated goods and services for a silent auction to benefit the organization's efforts to help higher education pursuits in Bartow County.