Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Mimosa Hall Saved from “Places in Peril”

On November 16, 2016, one of the most revered Roswell historic landmarks was place on the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2017 list of ten “Places in Peril.”

Designed and built by John Dunwody (later spelled Dunwoody) in 1840, Mimosa Hall is a stunning Greek Revival with its lush and iconic gardens created by one-time owner, Atlanta architect Neel Reid.  The city of Roswell recently purchased the house and 9 acres with plans to respect the property's historic significance and ensure the preservation of Mimosa Hall for years to come.  The pre-civil war mansion will join the legacy of Roswell’s Southern Trilogy House Museums: Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and Smith Plantation, and other historic treasures in Roswell.

Mimosa Hall is not currently open to the public but watch for more information to be released in the near future.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Blue Miller Pens Catchy Roswell Tune

Have you heard the latest toe-tapping tune by Blue Miller on the www.VisitRoswellGA.com website?  Blue is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter and performer.

You will be surprised by how many movies where his raspy sound has been heard.  The cinema list is Next of Kin, The Cowboy Way, Miami Vice, Bamboozled, and the Perfect Game among others! Blue’s soulful sound has been heard in jingles for the likes of Kroger, Bud Light, Betty Crocker, and Frosted Flakes, and he’s released multiple successful records with the former Gibson/Miller Band. This time, his achievements continue with the creation of a new tune all about Roswell! The lyrics sum up many of the reasons Roswell is a great city:
We come from a long line
Of good friends and good times
Centuries of history
A star in the South that shines
You can hear it
You can feel the new and old
Modern Spirit and Southern Soul

Check out this song for yourself at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpKmACpYc6g&feature=youtu.be and share it with others who love the city with Modern Spirt and Southern Soul!   Check out all the great happenings in Roswell at www.visitroswellga.com.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Favorite Places to Take Pictures in Roswell

Roswell is filled with picturesque scenery. From our award-winning parks, to our historic house museums, to the Chattahoochee River, there is no shortage of great places to take photos of (and be photographed in)! Here are some of our favorite photography spots in Roswell.

Vickery Creek- This scenic spot is possibly the most photographed location in Roswell! The waterfall that spills from the dam is popular for selfies and portraits alike. The nearby wooden covered bridge is used for senior portraits, wedding photos, and, of course, for snapping photos of our furry friends.

Canton Street- Whether you’re enjoying a mid-day lunch, strolling through local shops, or taking part in the night life, Canton Street has an abundance of picture opportunities. Take photos of your delicious food or with your friends and family as you enjoy all Canton Street has to offer.

Roswell Town Square- This idyllic location is another appealing background. Visit during Alive in Roswell to capture all the fun that night brings, or come by during a calmer time. The gazebo and fountain add to Roswell’s Southern charm.

Be sure to share your favorite photography spots with us on social media with the hashtag #visitroswellga!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fun and Musical Things to do in Roswell Before School Starts!

The first day of school is August 7 for the Fulton County Schools in Roswell. To help you and your entire family make the most out of these last exciting summer days, here are a few fun, musical and cool events in Roswell!

Crazy Love Coffeehouse Concerts- July 21 and 28
Come enjoy live music performed by local artists Daniel Asher (July 21) and Jonathan Peyton (July 28)! Bring blankets or chairs to enjoy the event on the front lawn! Concerts are from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Visit http://facebook.com/crazylovecoffeehouse/ for more details!

Meet me in St. Louis Musical- July 29 and 30
RUMC’s Acting Up presents Meet Me in St. Louis featuring a 22-piece live orchestra! This charming musical contains memorable musical and dance numbers! Shows are from 1:00-3:00 p.m. (July 29) and 4:00-6:30 p.m. (July 30).

Riverside Sounds Concert- August 5
Riverside Sounds Concert Series is produced by the City of Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department! August 5 will feature Rob Ickles and Trey Hensley! Guests are invited to bring picnic baskets and chairs. Food trucks will be open at 6 p.m.

13th Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ – August 27
Enjoy good old-fashioned summertime fun! Taste over 100 homemade ice cream flavors and beat the heat at Roswell Historic Town Square Park, 600 Atlanta St., Roswell.  Music, ice cream contests with prizes and a Kids Corner with face painting and a bouncy house are from 2:00 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $6 per person  or $25 per family (up to six members). The 13th Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ Benefits The Drake House!

Be sure to visit  www.visitroswellga.com for additional fun happenings in Roswell!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Chattahoochee Nature Center Fun for all Ages

Roswell's Chattahoochee Nature Center is Atlanta’s nature destination with community events for children, family and adults. Enjoy wildlife programs, hiking, environmental education, horticulture and check out the summer concerts that occur in this natural setting! Here are some fun events for adults and children alike!

Butterfly Encounter
Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound so be sure to bring your camera. This special outdoor exhibit is open daily until 4:30 p.m. from now until July 31. The Butterfly Encounter is included with general admission and free to CNC members, and perfect for the whole family!

Story Time by the River
Storytellers encourage audience participation by acting out storybook characters. With nature crafts, stories, songs and audience participation, the best nature stories will come alive! Story Time by the River is every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. and is included with general admission and free to CNC members.

River Canoe Trips
Did you know it is 10 degrees cooler on the water? Come take a leisurely evening paddle with experienced canoe guides while learning about the Chattahoochee River! Great for all ages, this river trip can be your first time paddle or a relaxing way to reconnect with the river. All equipment is provided. Paddles are from 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. and run from now until August 27. Cost is $30 per person or $25 for CNC members. Visit the online registration center at https://ecommerce.chattnaturecenter.org/itemList.aspx?node_id=16385.

Chattahoochee Nature Center is located on 9135 Willeo Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. To find more family friendly events, visit www.chattnaturecenter.org