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Community Spotlight on Helen, GA

[3 Nov 2017 | Comments Off | ]
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Long before the area was established, this was the center of Cherokee Indian culture with villages scattered throughout Nacoochee and what is now known as Helen valleys.  As structures were built in 1813, the Cherokees approved construction of the Unicoi Turnpike, which is now is Hwy. 17 / 75 towards Hiawassee.  Then as Cherokee’s left… [read more »]

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Helen November 19 – December 9 Festival of Trees Unicoi State Park November 20-21 Native America Mini Camp Smithgall Woods State Park December 2-3, 9-10 Christkindlmarkt Helen Festhalle December 9 Christmas Parade Helen December 16 Breakfast with Santa Unicoi State Park & Lodge December 31 – January 1 Dropping of the Edelweiss Helen Festhalle February… [read more »]

helen_annaruby

Long before the area was established, this was the center of Cherokee Indian culture with villages scattered throughout Nacoochee and what is now known as Helen valleys.  As structures were built in 1813, the Cherokees approved construction of the Unicoi Turnpike, which is now is Hwy. 17 / 75 towards Hiawassee.  Then as Cherokee’s left… [read more »]

Dahlonega Gold Museum

Dahlonega remained a tiny town, a mere speck on a map, but all that changed in the 1828 with the discovery of the most precious metal these mountains had to offer – GOLD!   Dahlonega, the Cherokee word meaning “yellow money” was the site  of the first major U.S. gold rush – occurring 20 years… [read more »]

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Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association presents Arts in the Park October 14 & 15 For exhibit, event, and class information visit: www.BlueRidgeArts.net

Hiawassee September 16 5th Annual Celebrate Autumn Arts & Crafts Show Towns County Recreation Center September 16, 23, 30 Vino & Vibes Hightower Creek Vineyards September 30 Family Hiking Day Appalachian Trail October 7, 14 Vino & Vibes Hightower Creek Vineyards October 13-21 Georgia Mountain Fall Festival Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds 10 AM-8 PM October 28… [read more »]