Georgia Magazine - April 2012 - (Page 8)

COMPILED BY JENNIFER J. HEWETT Kingsland: Where love is in the air COURTESY KINGSLAND CVB Georgia glimpses • Trash into treasures. Inspired by recycled goods, kindergarten through 12th-grade students from North Georgia have created 3-D artwork, made entirely of recycled materials, in honor of Earth Day and the Trash To Treasures contest, sponsored by the Tanger Outlet Center in Commerce. Artwork will be on display through the end of April in Tanger’s “Green Gallery,” onsite at the mall. For details, visit • Get the app! Smartphone users can download a new, free app developed for visitors to Georgia’s state parks and historic sites. The Georgia DNR Pocket Ranger Mobile Tour Guide offers features to enhance your visit including information about nearby parks, browsing events, applying for boat registration, seeing campground maps, purchasing fishing licenses and more. The free app is available in the Apple iTunes store, Android Market or at • Bake sales to end hunger. Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale is challenging local communities nationwide April 20-22 to host 500 bake sales—at least 10 in every state—in one weekend—as a fun, meaningful way to help end childhood hunger in America. To learn how to participate with a bake sale in your area, go to www.greatameri Georgia’s coastal town of Kingsland, well known for its Annual Labor Day Catfish Festival, secluded beaches and rich naval history, is now on the map as a town that’s looking for love. Following a nationwide search by the Oprah Winfrey Network and BBC Worldwide Productions, Kingsland was selected to be transformed into “Lovetown, USA,” where expert matchmakers help eight local singles find true love in their own backyard as part of a dating reality show. Filming began in February, and the new series will premiere this summer. For more on how the Kingsland community is rallying around the show, follow the Lovetown Kingsland Facebook page at Lovetown.Kingsland. Happy anniversary, Lake Hartwell! This month, Lake Hartwell celebrates 50 years as a popular public recreation area offering fishing, wildlife conservation, swimming and boating for residents of the Southeast. A man-made lake built between 1955 and 1963 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the lake’s hydroelectric power plant was More online at ALISSA’S MASTERPIECE PHOTOGRAPHY Showing their enthusiasm with red shirts and custom signs, Kingsland residents rallied in November to help attract the “Lovetown USA” TV show to their area. Above: Hartwell Lake and Dam, May 1961. Inset: Watercraft racers speed along Lake Hartwell at the Triple Crown Watercross event in August. 8 brought on-line in 1962, generating electricity for area residents. Today, the lake is made up of approximately 55,900 acres of water and has nearly 1,000 miles of shoreline. More than 23,500 acres of public land surround the lake. As part of the 2012 50th anniversary commemoration, the counties surrounding Lake Hartwell will host celebrations, spectator events, offshore festivals and history tours. For details on the six-month celebration, visit and www. GEORGIA MAGAZINE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS WILLIAM D. POWELL

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - April 2012

Georgia Magazine - April 2012
Liberty Notes
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar of Events
Festival Guide
‘Zamily’ ties
Horses, hats and hospitality
Around Georgia
Head for the border
Travel Guide
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks

Georgia Magazine - April 2012