Category Archives: Weekend

Buzz:  Friday night fun. Tomato sandwiches for good and a concert on Rome’s Town Green.

Buzz: Friday night fun. Tomato sandwiches for good and a concert on Rome’s Town Green.

The eighth Tomato Sandwich Supper benefiting the Free Clinic of Rome drew more than 140 people Friday evening to the First United Methodist Church of downtown Rome’s Wilder Center to enjoy music, a silent auction, and entertainment by the Georgia Mountain Music Club, in addition to the main draw — freshly-made tomato sandwiches. According to Free Clinic of Rome… Read more

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Weekend: From post-game fireworks to inside Rome Little Theatre, what’s ahead this weekend.

Weekend: From post-game fireworks to inside Rome Little Theatre, what’s ahead this weekend.

SATURDAY Special registration day this Saturday: Registration for fall sports is quickly coming to an end. Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation is holding a special Saturday registration day at our headquarters at 1 Shorter Ave. from noon to 4 p.m. This will be the only Saturday the offices will be open for registration for the fall season. Staff will… Read more

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Weekend: Kindred Fire lights up Friday in a benefit for the Rome Little Theatre. Today: Give a Kid a Chance; local farmers markets.

Weekend: Kindred Fire lights up Friday in a benefit for the Rome Little Theatre. Today: Give a Kid a Chance; local farmers markets.

What does a swamp stompin’ roots rock band have in common with a community theatre? A shared love for ensuring the arts thrive in Rome and Northwest Georgia. Austen Earp and Haley Smith of Kindred Fire, together with their good friend Luke Robinson on drums, performed a benefit concert for Rome Little Theatre (RLT) Friday… Read more

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Weekend Headlines: Kindred Fire concert tonight to benefit Rome Little Theatre. Saturday: Floyd County Give A Kid A Chance with book bags, food boxes, car seats. ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ with few tickets for Saturday matinee. Farmers markets.

Weekend Headlines: Kindred Fire concert tonight to benefit Rome Little Theatre. Saturday: Floyd County Give A Kid A Chance with book bags, food boxes, car seats. ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’ with few tickets for Saturday matinee. Farmers markets.

  Kindred Fire plans an energy-packed concert benefitting Rome Little Theatre on Friday, July 23, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. and music beginning at 8. Says Austen Earp of Kindred Fire. “We’re thrilled to bring our music to the Rome Little Theatre stage and support their mission in making the arts accessible to Rome.”… Read more

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Weekend ahead: Party At The Limit performs for free tonight at Town Green. Farmers markets return Saturday.

Weekend ahead: Party At The Limit performs for free tonight at Town Green. Farmers markets return Saturday.

  What’s ahead this weekend; please see our separate Independence Day celebrations. July’s First Friday will feature Party At The Limit starting at 7 p.m. at Town Green; free for all. This is an eight-piece group that features three outstanding vocalists, two awesome horn players and a funky fresh rhythm section. Their extensive song list… Read more

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River District ArtsFest brings music, food, art. 11 photos from the busy afternoon.

River District ArtsFest brings music, food, art. 11 photos from the busy afternoon.

The sun shone brightly, a banjo was playing near Sunflour bakery, a folk singer crooned by the antiques, and even a fire in the smoker at The Foundry didn’t stop the good times. Thankfully, The Foundry was able to stay open for business while the Rome/Floyd Fire Department saved the day. The River District is… Read more

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Weekend: Lindale opens local Independence Day celebrations on Saturday; Arts festival in River District; Bee Fest at Ridge Ferry. Sunday: Dog Days benefits Davies Shelters.

Weekend: Lindale opens local Independence Day celebrations on Saturday; Arts festival in River District; Bee Fest at Ridge Ferry. Sunday: Dog Days benefits Davies Shelters.

 Lindale Independence Day Celebration and Parade. Restoration Lindale Inc. announces the Seventh Annual Lindale Independence Day Celebration Parade Grand Marshal is “Coach” David Jones. More than 30 vendors along with food, arts and crafts, and tons of homemade items will be part of the festival on South First Street from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The parade will line up at Pepperell… Read more

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Hometown Newsletter: The Insider on a political surprise brewing; our building boom; merger mania; and higher taxes. Peaks & Valleys: ‘Charger in Charger;’ gas line blues. Rant: No to Forum ‘courthouse.’

Hometown Newsletter: The Insider on a political surprise brewing; our building boom; merger mania; and higher taxes. Peaks & Valleys: ‘Charger in Charger;’ gas line blues. Rant: No to Forum ‘courthouse.’

Welcome to a different idea from Hometown Headlines, something we’ve been thinking about as the community takes a break from the weekday news cycle. We offer: The Insider: Some insight on what’s ahead. What we’re watching: Trends of local interest. Peaks & Valleys: The ups and downs of Northwest Georgia returns. Week-enders: Notes and quotes.… Read more

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Between the Rivers Farmers’ Market:  Meet the Family Farm-and-Product-Producers All Summer.

Between the Rivers Farmers’ Market: Meet the Family Farm-and-Product-Producers All Summer.

By Leanne Cook Hometown Headlines Today was the second edition of the 2021 Between the Rivers Farmers’ Market, and amidst the crafting kids, the bee-balm browsers, and the lilt of acoustic Americana, we learned that when you buy at this market, you are often handing your payment directly to the owner who grew, harvested, and… Read more

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Buzz: Model Middle’s Sara Grace Abernathy wins Optimist International GATEway District Oratorical contest. 2 called Floyd County Board of Education meetings on Wednesday. Prevention Week May 9-15. Baconfest this Saturday.

Buzz: Model Middle’s Sara Grace Abernathy wins Optimist International GATEway District Oratorical contest. 2 called Floyd County Board of Education meetings on Wednesday. Prevention Week May 9-15. Baconfest this Saturday.

Model Middle School eighth grader Sara Grace Abernathy recently won the Optimist International GATEway District Oratorical Contest.  While representing the Rome Noon Optimist Club, Sara Grace placed first place in the District finals held in Tucker after hundreds of students throughout Georgia and Eastern Tennessee over the last couple of months have competed in local… Read more

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Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center. Huge crowd for annual Candy Cane hunt.  Forum on Ice returns today. ‘Making a Difference’ documentary on Community Share Ministries tonight.

Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center. Huge crowd for annual Candy Cane hunt. Forum on Ice returns today. ‘Making a Difference’ documentary on Community Share Ministries tonight.

Today: Forum On Ice will open Sunday from noon-6 p.m. for the season through Jan. 6. We are offering ice skating, an ice slide, and endless family fun. Purchase a season pass for $49.99. Come experience a season full of winter magic at Forum River Center, the coolest place in Rome! Purchase season pass here: Forum-on-ice/ Today: Making  a Difference,… Read more

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Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Film festival continues. ‘Blessings and Bluegrass’ today at Morrison Campground. A look ahead to next weekend.

Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Film festival continues. ‘Blessings and Bluegrass’ today at Morrison Campground. A look ahead to next weekend.

  Today: The 16th Annual Rome International Film Festival. Venues include DeSoto Theatre, Rome City Auditorium.  Click here for film guide and schedule. Today: Bluegrass and Blessings at Morrison Campground from 5-7 p.m. featuring Dixie Jubilee. Devotionals presented by Tracy Hardy and Brad Prater. Coffee and hot cocoa will be available for purchase. This is a… Read more

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Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Good turnout for Saturday’s Beer Fest. Today: Christmas Village and Josh Wilson concert.

Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Good turnout for Saturday’s Beer Fest. Today: Christmas Village and Josh Wilson concert.

  Sunday: Christmas Village returns to the Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville. The third annual event includes 79 vendors with items for gift giving and Christmas decor for your home. Fire It Up BBQ will be onsite with lunch options. Presenting Sponsors are The Daily Tribune News and Glitzy Chiks. Tickets are $5 at the door. Sunday hours:… Read more

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Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Chiaha, cowboy festival continue today. Ellie Holcomb concert. Next weekend: ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’, Rome Beer Fest and Elevating Lives concert.

Weekend! presented by The Forum River Center: Chiaha, cowboy festival continue today. Ellie Holcomb concert. Next weekend: ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’, Rome Beer Fest and Elevating Lives concert.

  Sunday: Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium at Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville.  Gunfight re-enactments, Native American dancing, art-related events, roping demonstrations, children’s activities, Cowboy Church. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Details Sunday: The 55th annual Chiaha Harvest Fair at Ridge Ferry Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 Adults; $4 Seniors; $1… Read more

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