Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - (Page 4)

CONTENTS October 2013 Vol. 69, No. 10 D E PA R T M E N T S FROM THE EDITOR 5 VIEWPOINT Leadership lesson No. 1 October brings the sights, smells and sounds of autumn: the crisp crunch of leaves underfoot, the aroma of hot, spiced apple cider and the laughter of kids trick-or-treating. I have to admit it’s my favorite time of year! This month (every other year) also brings our much-anticipated Readers’ Choice Awards contest. Our staff looks forward to seeing what you—our readers—vote as your favorite people and places around the state. In addition, we hear about all kinds of neat things found off the beaten path—and we love this kind of feedback for future article ideas. For the best of the best, turn to “Georgia winners!” on page 16. If the travel bug has bitten you, we’ll also keep you busy this month with so many “Autumn happenings in the Southeast”; see page 24, where we just scratch the surface. And don’t miss our Calendar, page 10—plus our online bonus pages, noted wherever you see our green “g” box throughout the issue. From fall leaf peeping and pumpkin picking to bluegrass concerts and arts-and-craft shows, there’s more than plenty to do as the weather turns cooler. As you explore the state this month, be sure to include some of the best chili cook-offs in your travels too. See “Chili time!” on page 38 for a list of upcoming cook-offs where you can sample homemade chili—from mild to scorchin’ hot. Take time this season to check out all that Georgia has to offer. We are richly blessed! 6 MAILBOX 7 LIBERTY NOTES 7 PICTURE THIS? 8 GEORGIA NEWS 10 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 16 O N T H E C O VER : The North Georgia town of Blue Ridge won Best Mountain Destination in our Readers’ Choice Awards contest. Celebrate the arrival of fall with Blue Ridge’s October Blue Ridge Fall Fest and Paws in the Park festivals. (Photo courtesy of Fannin County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.) F E AT U R E S 16 24 Georgia winners! Readers select their favorites across the state. By Jennifer J. Hewett 14 CURRENTS A “bucket list” flight; Georgia 4-H State Congress highlights; Teens explore cooperatives; Green Power EMC updates Sun Power for Schools; Fundraising for a cure 32 AROUND GEORGIA Savannah: America’s most haunted city 34 MY GEORGIA The old country church 36 GEORGIA GARDENS A butterfly paradise 38 GEORGIA COOKS Chili cook-offs 42 SNAPSHOT Editor’s picks Autumn happenings in the Southeast States vie for visitors and pull out all the stops. By Pamela A. Keene web exclusive The “g” means more is online! web exclusive Click on the October 2013 cover, online at Happy fall to you and yours, www.georgiamagazine.org, for this month’s bonus content: 30A 33A 40A 42A 42B – More travel: Southeast festivals – Ghostly tours in Savannah – Second helping: Chili! – More Snapshot photos – Fall tips for lawn care; Plant of the month 42C – October’s online trivia contest 42D – Georgia Grown spotlight 4 04_TOC_SW_1013.indd 1 More online at www.georgiamagazine.org Jennifer J. Hewett Managing Editor GEORGIA MAGAZINE 9/23/13 5:42 PM http://www.georgiamagazine.org http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Georgia Magazine - October 2013

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

Georgia Magazine - October 2013
Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Liberty Notes
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar of Events
Currents
Georgia Winners
Autumn happenings in the southeast
More travel: Southeast festivals
Ghostly tours in Savannah
Around Georgia
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks
Second helping: Chili!
Snapshot
More Snapshot photos
Fall tips for lawn care; Plant of the month
September’s online trivia contest
Georgia Grown spotlight
My Georgia
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Georgia Magazine - October 2013
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Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Contents
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Viewpoint
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Mailbox
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Picture This?
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Georgia News
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 9
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Calendar of Events
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 11
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 12
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 13
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Currents
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 15
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Georgia Winners
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Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 23
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Autumn happenings in the southeast
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Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - More travel: Southeast festivals
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 30A
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 30B
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 30C
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 30D
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 31
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 32
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Ghostly tours in Savannah
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 33A
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 33B
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Around Georgia
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 35
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Georgia Gardens
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 37
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Georgia Cooks
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 39
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Second helping: Chili!
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 40A
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 40B
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 41
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Georgia Grown spotlight
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 42A
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 42B
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 42C
Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 42D
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