Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The popular destination can be seen from all over Gwinnett County.
If you've ever been to Stone Mountain, you know just how much of Atlanta you can see from the top - 60 miles out on a clear day! It's a breathtaking sight, but did you know that the mountain is visible in some pretty surprising places around Gwinnett? The large granite protrusion is visible from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, a number of apartment homes in Buckhead, Memorial Drive, and of course many backroads all over Gwinnett County. For many of us, it's the landmark we see driving down Highway 78 that tells us we're almost home. Take a minute, snap a photo of your view of the mountain and share it with us, with a caption that includes your location.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Visit Stone Mountain and have fun playing in the snow now through mid-February 2013.
Have you visited Stone Mountain's Snow Mountain yet? This winter wonderland is just a short drive from downtown Lilburn and even closer to the Mountain Park area. Snow Mountain offers guests of all ages a variety of activities that involve that white, cold, fluffy stuff we wait all year to play in. Man made snow and lots of it awaits visitors at the park. Snow Mountain remains open through the month of January and even a few weeks into February, closing on Feb. 18, 2013. Here are several of the activities you may choose to enjoy when visiting the mountain: Avalanche Alley: Family tube ride for guests at least 36" tall, max of 5 riders per tube. This is Atlanta's only 400-foot tube ride. Children under 16 years of age require adult …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Gwinnett County fire crews and the hazardous materials team responded to the scene.
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Friday, July 6, 2012
The fuel tank of a box truck ruptured and spilled about 70 gallons of diesel fuel Thursday after a vehicle collided with the truck at the intersection of Bermuda Road and West Park Place Thursday morning in Stone Mountain, the Gwinnett County fire department said. Gwinnett County hazardous materials response team also came the scene to take care of the fuel leak, which was redirected from the storm drains using special equipment. The fire department said all environmental agencies were notified and trucking company's clean-up crew responded. The driver of the passenger vehicle sustained minor injuries and was transported to a hospital, the department said.
Spend the day with the kids at Stone Mountain Park.
Friday, July 6, 2012
It's right around the corner and there's so much to do at Stone Mountain Park, your kids will be entertained all day and all night. For the nature enthusiasts, you can hike or bike throughout the park. If you're looking to tour the mountain without exerting a lot of energy, there's the Scenic Railroad or the Summit Skyride. Walk along the treetops on the SkyHike and then cool off at the Geyser Towers. Then end the day with the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision. Save some money on your visit by checking out their special offers and packages.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Update: Police now say there is no evidence linking Ventress to the scene yesterday.
Updated 12 p.m. Friday Police now say there is no evidence linking Ventress to the scene yesterday. Check back after a 1 p.m. press conference with DeKalb police. Two people have been killed and two others injured in a Thursday afternoon shootout during a funeral in the parking lot of a Stone Mountain-area church. DeKalb police say they have arrested several people in the shooting, but have not yet released names. Shortly before 2:30 p.m., shots were fired during a funeral at Victory for the World Church on N. Hairston Road, according to media reports. The 1 p.m. funeral was being held for Ryan Devon Guider, who was shot to death on May 27. His mother is a member of the church. Police originally said the man suspected in Guider's …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Each week Patch stops by a local restaurant to find a great place to grab a bite. Check out this week's pick.
My go-to family dinners, when I can't think of anything else, are quesadillas and fajitas. My family has even requested them. I'd been to restaurants that served these dishes and, although they were delicious, didn't leave me thinking they were impossible to recreate. A trip to El Torero Mexican Restaurant in Stone Mountain put my little efforts to shame. After looking over the big menu of myriad choices, I ordered the fajita special with shrimp. It's a good thing I didn't pig out too much on those complimentary crispy tortilla chips and spicy salsa, because my food arrived less than ten minutes after I ordered. At first glance, I didn't see much shrimp, and was thinking maybe I should have ordered the chicken instead. I was wrong; the …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Annual fall festivals, haunted houses and more line up this weekend's events list.
Lilburn Daze When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lilburn City Park, 76 Main Street, Lilburn. Why Go: It's the annual Lilburn Festival this weekend! Check out more than 200 vendors offering food, arts and crafts, toys and more, in addition to the pony rides, petting zoo and other family activities. Presented by the GFWC Lilburn Woman's Club, make sure to start the fall season on the right foot (and with the right festival). Pricing: Free admission. Etali's Consignment Grand Opening When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., E’tali’s Consignment, 112 Main Street, Lilburn. Why Go: After going to Lilburn Daze, make sure to stop by Old Town's newest shop, E'tali's Consignments. It'll be open all day with an artists' market out …
Sunday, August 28, 2011
There's more than the specialty to enjoy at this Cajun and soul food restaurant in Stone Mountain
Each week, Patch picks a great restaurant either in town or nearby that is worth checking out. Here is this week's choice: Cajun's Best Po-Boys Cajun's Best Po-Boys may not be the first establishment you notice when you're tooling down S. Indian Creek Drive or Redan Road in Stone Mountain, but for the sake of your tastebuds, it's worth finding. The restaurant is located at one end of a Chevron gas station plaza. The smell of spices and fresh-made food greets visitors as soon as they walk through the door. As far as seating, there is a counter with a few bar stools, and two seats for folks to play chess. Carry-out might be your best bet, especially if you've got several folks with you. Now, back to the aroma. It makes such a great …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Styling that little black dress, "Rango" and more.
Old Town Lilburn Merchants Association and The Little Shop Of Arts And Antiques Birthday Bash When/Where: Saturday, Aug. 20, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., Old Town Lilburn, Main Street, Lilburn. Why Go: Barbara Barth, the owner of The Little Shop of Arts and Antiques, and Antiques in Old Town owner Hugh Wilkerson are celebrating their birthdays by having a big bash and raising funds for Animals Actions Rescue. Live music and light refreshments will be available for guests to enjoy, and a screening of “The Find,” the seven-minute 48 Hour Atlanta Film Project that was filmed on Main Street, will be aired throughout the day. Pricing: Free, but donations are encouraged. Smart Trivia at Bailen’s Pub When/Where: Thursday, Aug. 18, 5 p.m., Bailen’s Pub, 865 …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Another hit in string of early morning armed robberies.
Updated 3:48 p.m. One more day, one more Waffle House robbed. Waffle House #307 at 1945 Rockbridge Road in Stone Mountain was robbed early this morning, according to police. It is unknown if this robbery is connected with the others that have occurred in the Atlanta area. Norcross Police say that 18 robberies have occurred since July 27 that could be linked to the same two men. The hold-ups cover 12 different police jurisdictions, including six metro Atlanta counties, La Grange, Ga. and Auburn, Ala. The agencies are working closely together, with the Norcross Police Department serving as a central agency for compiling data, according to Sgt. Bill Grogan of the Norcross PD. A multi-jurisdictional meeting is planned for early next week, he…