Thursday, December 21, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Congratulations to Roswell's New Mayor and City Council Members

                                Top Row:  Lori Henry, Sean Groer, Matt Judy; Second Row:  Matthew Tyser, Marie Willsey.             Third Row:  Michael Palermo, Marcelo Zapata

Congratulations to the new mayor of Roswell, Lori Henry and the recently-elected Roswell City Council members, Sean Groer, Matt Judy, Matthew Tyser and Marie Willsey. They will be sworn into office at city hall on January 8,  2018. The Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau looks forward to working with them and returning council members Michael Palermo and Marcelo Zapata to grow tourism in the city with Modern Spirit and Southern Soul.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Visit Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!

The staff of the Visit Roswell Convention & Visitors Bureau would like to say thank you to the numerous visitors who have experienced Roswell’s modern spirit and Southern Soul. 

Since January of this year, our Visitor Information Specialists welcomed people from 31 countries and 46 states as well as Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Here's a reminder of just Some of the FUN & FREE things for the entire family.

Old Mill Park Interpretive Trail:  Hike the Old Mill Park Interpretive Trail to see the Vickery Creek Waterfall and the beautiful Covered Pedestrian Bridge.  95 Mill View Avenue

Chattahoochee River Fun: On the northern banks of the Chattahoochee River, enjoy Azalea Park, Riverside Park and Don White Park which provide picnic areas, playgrounds, boat ramps, bike paths and multi-purpose trails, fishing, an outdoor fitness station, and more.  Access the newest section of the extended boardwalk along the River on Azalea Drive. Parking at Azalea Park, 203 Azalea Drive

Serenity Garden: Visit the Serenity Garden located in Roswell Area Park.  Along with a variety of plants you’ll find water features and artwork, encouraging visitors to relax, reflect and momentarily escape the hectic pace of life. 10495 Woodstock Road

First Friday ArtWalk captures the vibe of Roswell’s arts scene. As you visit the galleries, you’ll find contemporary geocubist art to sculpture, folk art, modern landscapes and an array of colorful paintings.

Roswell Cherokee Memorial located in Riverside Park.  Nine boulders along the river tell the story of the Cherokee who were forced to leave on the Trail of Tears.
575 Riverside Road

For additional information on Fun & Free Things to Do or to access a calendar of events

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Thank You to Our Veterans!

Throughout our country’s history, everyday men and women have answered the call through many wars to serve their country. On Veteran’s Day, November 10th this year, our country honors those men and women for their sacrifices to ensure our freedom.

If you’re looking for a place to reflect on the significance of this day, you may wish to visit one of Roswell’s hidden treasures, the “Faces of War Memorial” on the grounds of City Hall. This brick and bronze monument captures 50 faces showing the fear, grief, and courage of people in war. One figure in the sculpture is a soldier who reaches out of the memorial to clasp the hand of a little girl who is in front of the sculpture.

Take a moment today to thank a veteran. The best things we can do for them are very easy:
1. Acknowledge their sacrifices. Even if they didn’t see a single minute of battle, they spent time in a strange place far away from family and friends.
2. Listen to their story. Many of our older veterans, especially, hunger for someone to hear about their experiences.
3. Let them know that you appreciate all they’ve done for you.
4. Check with your closest Veterans Affairs hospital to determine the needs of the veterans they serve. Items like gently used magazines and books, for example, can serve a new purpose helping a Veteran pass the time, waiting to see a doctor.

For you history buffs, here’s some information from the Veterans Affairs website about the history of Veterans Day.

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"

The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m. The United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I when it passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926. In 1954, the holiday was officially renamed Veterans Day by Congress.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Roswell Wows The Media

At Roswell's Chattahoochee Nature Center

The Roswell Convention and Visitors Bureau recently hosted six distinguished journalists from IFWTWA on a recent familiarization tour when they visited the Roswell Wine Festival in October.

At Roswell Mill Kitchen

Based in California, the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) is a global network of journalists who cover the hospitality and lifestyle fields.  It is the largest organization of its kind and the international members must meet the highest professional standards.
At  Raiford Gallery

After the visit to Roswell, the journalists praised Roswell in radio, print and online.
At Table and Main
See what they’ve written about Roswell at