Cartersville and Bartow County will play host to the International Bowhunting Organization Spring National off U.S. 411 and the Softball Players Association Mid-South Nationals Tournament at Dellinger Park.
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- Tellus Science Museum
- Arts And Entertainment
- Booth Western Art Museum
- Cartersville Economic Development
- Cartersville Patch Readers' Choice
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- Clarence Brown Conference Center
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Kingston resident Mary Siniard took first place, while Charity Chastain of Cartersville and Robbie Hicks, now a resident of Ontario, Canada, won second and third, respectively.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The contest is sponsored by the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau and open through Jan. 31. Images should depict Christmas decor, holiday lights or unique winter scenes of local landmarks, attractions or natural areas.
Before you pack up those holiday decorations, take that new camera you received for Christmas and snap some photos to enter the Merry & Bright Bartow Photo Contest sponsored by the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Photographs must be submitted now through Jan. 31 and online at www.VisitCartersvilleGA.org. Scroll down for the submission form. Images should depict Christmas decor, holiday lights or unique winter scenes of local landmarks, attractions or natural areas. Entries must be taken within Bartow County and/or its municipalities to be eligible. Only .tiff or .jpg and .jpeg formats will be accepted. Images should be high resolution with a minimum size 8-inches-by-10-inches, 300 dpi. The contest will be judged …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Eric de Groot had the idea for a miniature educational theme park 10 years ago, and now envisions it at LakePoint Sporting Community & Town Center near Cartersville in Bartow County.
Eric de Groot can be called many things, a humanitarian, visionary, even dreamer. All of those attributes seem to fit as one of his dreams moved closer to reality with LakePoint's groundbreaking. His plans are for Mini America, a miniature educational theme park at LakePoint Sporting Community & Town Center just outside Cartersville in Emerson, which is expected to be the "biggest thing Bartow [County] has ever seen." de Groot, 54, a longtime Georgia resident and native of Amsterdam, Holland, was inspired by a miniature theme park in the Netherlands called Madurodam, a little walkable city of Holland history. "If America didn't exist the world would be totally different," he said. The Mini America concept was officially commended by the …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Rising gas prices and the economy are cited as factors by some residents who said they are forgoing their summer vacations this year.
Higher fuel prices and unstable job situations are forcing some Cartersville residents this year to forgo their usual summer vacations. Vickie Harris has gone to Tybee Island for her summer vacation for the last three years. But, with gas prices fluctuating between $3.59 and close to $4 a gallon, she just can’t swing the 4-hour trip this year. “Gas would probably be double what it usually is,” Harris said. A U.S. Travel Association survey found that higher gas prices are likely to affect more than half the leisure travelers who planned trips by car, USA Today reports. Nearly half said they'd take fewer trips, while other said they'd cut back on other spending and driver shorter distances. Harris said she and her husband have discussed …
Friday, May 11, 2012
The Cartersville science museum is your regional pick for a family-friendly place to spend time on a staycation.
It appears that when you want to get away without really going away, you stay in Cartersville. In this week’s regional Readers’ Choice survey of staycation destinations, three of the top four vote-getters are Cartersville sites: Tellus Science Museum, Pine Mountain Recreation Area and Booth Western Art Museum. And even though six of the 19 poll options are in Cartersville Patch, commenters complained about a couple of the Cartersville sites we left off the list. So it’s only fitting that this week’s Readers’ Choice for favorite staycation destination is in Cartersville: the Tellus museum. "A selection like this means a lot because we wouldn’t be doing what we do without the support of the community," said Joe Schulman, the museum's …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Group sales coordinator Louise Young Harris represented Cartersville and Bartow County’s tourism industry at the 30th-annual Travel South Showcase.
Convention and Visitors Bureau officials are working to attract tour groups, hosting a familiarization tour and planning to produce a custom itinerary for group tour buyers. Activities with the two tour companies have developed since group sales coordinator Louise Young Harris represented Cartersville and Bartow County’s tourism industry at the 30th-annual Travel South Showcase in Louisville, KY, early this month. The showcase was hosted by Travel South USA, which is based in Atlanta. As a result of her work, CVB has hosted a familiarization tour for a Chattanooga-based group tour buyer and is planning a custom itinerary for another tour company in June, according to a press release. Harris was one of 600 Showcase 2012 delegates. She met …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Although limited space is available, the tourism group has opened to the community a Feb. 23 motor coach tour of Cartersville and Bartow County attractions.