Georgia Magazine - July 2013 - (Page 4)

CONTENTS July 2013 Vol. 69, No. 7 D E PA R T M E N T S 5 VIEWPOINT R vanity plates 4 U? 6 MAILBOX 8 LIBERTY NOTES 8 PICTURE THIS? 10 GEORGIA NEWS 12 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 15 GEORGIA’S ENERGY OUTLOOK 18 ON T H E C O V ER : Enjoying the perfect setting for a patriotic outing at the Peach State Aerodrome in Williamson are siblings Luke, 9, and Grace, 13, the grandchildren of Ron Alexander, owner of the airport and Barnstormer’s Restaurant and director of the Candler Museum. (Photo by John Slemp.) F E AT U R E S 18 Wood basket of the world Georgia’s tree industry is growing. By Greg Brooks Lighten up! Researchers and officials tackle obesity in Georgia from all angles. By Carolyn Crist 4 40 AROUND GEORGIA Adventurous sporting in Georgia 44 MY GEORGIA Carol’s in the country 46 GEORGIA GARDENS On the right turf 50 SNAPSHOT Georgia waterfalls Fly-in or drive-in: Georgia’s local airports offer something for everyone. Plus, Georgia’s airport restaurant chefs share recipes. By Andréa M. Vernot 28 32 16 CURRENTS Georgia Lineman’s Rodeo; Honoring Earth Day; One year of metals theft legislation; Public Service Leadership Award web exclusive The “g” means more is online! web exclusive Click on the July 2013 cover, online at, for this month’s bonus content: 26-1 – “Air Fare America” airports in Georgia, plus discounts and coupons! Spitfire Restaurant’s Cranberry-Pecan Chicken Salad 31 – Link to video on Georgia’s tree industry 38A – Control what you consume 43A – Enhancing your adventure 50A – More Snapshot photos 50B – Plant of the month 50C – July’s online trivia contest 50D – Georgia Grown spotlight More online at FROM THE EDITOR There’s something relaxing—and exciting—about having dinner on an outside patio at a little restaurant perched beside an airport runway. A small airport runway. This issue, we feature some of the many public airfields in Georgia and the adjoining cafés, diners or restaurants. While you vicariously enjoy the thrills of planes taking off and the camaraderie of like-minded diners, you can savor firsthand the tasty dishes these tucked-away eateries are becoming known for. And most of these restaurants offer the best views around for beautiful sunsets! Take your camera as the setting is often picture-perfect. An exciting aspect of this feature story is that these airports and restaurants will be part of “Air Fare America,” a travel, food and history TV series in development. Watch future issues for more details! Aviation has long been a favorite subject for professional and amateur photographers. According to Aerograph’s John Slemp, the Atlanta freelancer who photographed this month’s cover, “Visiting small airports reveals a treasure trove of vintage planes, military warbirds and experimental and modern aircraft. Each one offers the opportunity to capture a wonderful snapshot of American ingenuity and industry.” For more on “Air Fare America” and its Georgia preview, see “Fly-in or drive-in,” page 18. While part of the magazine “takes to the air,” we also look at forestry—one of the largest industries in Georgia, pumping $25 billion into the state’s economy (during 2011). Read about the far-reaching impact of tree-growing and harvesting. See “Wood basket of the world,” page 28. Another “growing” industry, turf grass, contributes $7.8 billion to the state’s economy annually. See “On the right turf,” page 46, for this story and tips on growing your own turf. Enjoy! Ann Orowski Editor GEORGIA MAGAZINE

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - July 2013

Georgia Magazine - July 2013
Liberty Notes
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar of Events
Georgia’s Energy Outlook
Fly-in or Drive-In
“Air Fare America”
Wood Basket of the World
Link to Video on Georgia’s Tree Industry
Lighten Up!
Control What You Consume
Around Georgia
Enhancing your adventure
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
More Snapshot photos
Plant of the month
July’s online trivia contest
Georgia Grown spotlight

Georgia Magazine - July 2013