Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - 8

COMPILED BY JENNIFER J. HEWETT

• Dalai Lama returns. His Holiness the
XIV Dalai Lama, is scheduled to visit
Atlanta’s Emory University Oct. 8-10 for
a series of events, including programs
on responsible citizenship, ethics and
education. A public talk and a panel
session will be held Oct. 8 at the Arena
at Gwinnett Center in Duluth. For more,
visit www.dalailama.emory.edu.

COURTESY WHITE OAK PASTURES

• Celebrating LaGrange’s music. The
Smithsonian traveling tour of New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots
Music heads to LaGrange Oct. 12Dec. 1. Hosted at The Legacy Museum
on Main, concerts and other events
highlighting the region’s musical traditions are also scheduled. For info, call
(706) 884-1828 or visit www.legacymu
seumonmain.org/newharmonies.php.
• Farmer of the Year. Will Harris, of
White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, was
recently named the 2013 Georgia
Farmer of the Year and a finalist for the
2013 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo
Southeastern Farmer of the Year. Harris joins nine other state winners from
the Southeast as
finalists for the
award. The overall winner will be
announced Oct.
15 at the Sunbelt
Ag Expo farm
show in Moultrie.
Learn more at
sunbeltexpo.com
sunbeltexpo.com.
• Honoring the trail. Throughout October, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) will be showcasing the film
“Appalachian Impressions” in 15 cities
nationwide, including Atlanta, as part
of their 2013 membership drive.
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Celebrating a lifetime of gardening
Georgians may recognize
the Pike name and its affiliation
with gardening in the Southeast. In 1958, a young Pete Pike
opened his own plant nursery
in Marietta with just three employees. Over the years, his
original enterprise
expanded to a family-run business with
multiple locations
in the metro Atlanta area and one in
Charlotte, N.C.
Pike sold his
business in 2008,
but his love of
plants and working with customers
was passed down to daughter Dana
Pike-Van Vlake, who in turn, started
her own Snellville-based Family Tree
Garden Center in 2010. This month,
Pike-Van Vlake is celebrating her father’s more than 50-year gardening
legacy with the opening of the Pete
Pike Museum on Oct. 19.
Through photos and historical
artifacts, the museum chronicles the
life of Pete Pike from his childhood
on a farm, service in the Navy and

FAMILY TREE GARDEN CENTER

• Sales tax savings! Conserve energy
and water—and save money—with
Georgia’s Energy Star and WaterSense
sales tax holiday, set for Oct. 4-6. Many
appliances and products featuring
the Energy Star or WaterSense labels
are included. For details, visit etax.
dor.ga.gov, energystar.gov or epa.gov/
watersense.

Above: The new Pete Pike
Museum will open at the Family
Tree Garden Center in Snellville this month. Left: Longtime
gardener and museum honoree
Pete Pike and daughter Dana Pike-Van
Vlake take a break among the plants at the
garden center.

running Pike Family Nursery through
the years. The museum’s grand
opening events will include a ribbon cutting, gardening and cooking
demonstrations, music, food, a raffle
to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association
and more.
For details, call (770) 972-2470 or
visit familytreegardening.com.

New state park opens

Visitors at Don Carter State Park
enjoy kayaking and swimming.

Georgians now have a new
place to play, with the recent opening of Don Carter State Park in Hall
County. The 1,316-acre site off northeastern Lake Lanier features 46 tent,
trailer and RV campsites, 12 walk-in
tent sites, six picnic shelters, eight
two-bedroom cottages, a visitors
center, playgrounds, two boat ramps
More online at www.georgiamagazine.org

and more.
The park is named in honor of
Gainesville real estate executive Don
Carter, a longtime board member
with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Visit gastateparks.org/doncarter
or call (678) 450-7726 for more information.
GEORGIA MAGAZINE

GA. DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES

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http://etax.dor.ga.gov http://etax.dor.ga.gov http://www.energystar.gov http://www.epa.gov/watersense http://www.epa.gov/watersense http://www.dalailama.emory.edu http://www.legacymuseumonmain.org/newharmonies.php http://www.legacymuseumonmain.org/newharmonies.php http://www.familytreegardening.com http://www.sunbeltexpo.com http://www.gastateparks.org/doncarter 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
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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 - Ghostly tours in Savannah
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Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Around Georgia
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Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Georgia Gardens
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Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Georgia Cooks
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Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Second helping: Chili!
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Georgia Magazine - October 2013 - Georgia Grown spotlight
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