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Journeys Project Makes History Personal

Shared memory is the basis for “Redressing the Stone: The Journeys Project in Lithonia, Georgia.” Months of research has cumulated in an exhibition merging history and art by visual mythologist Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier. The project celebrates Lithonia’s ancestors with personal and private photographs and handmade items. To visually tell the story of early Lithonia, the artist […]

Spring 2013 Newsletter

Click here to learn about Monadnock Madness, the Journeys Project, what is being done to help a federally endangered plant, new PATH trails, and the perfect place to toast your marshmallows!

New PATH Open For Adventure

Curves ahead! New PATH features a serpentine bridge, plenty of hills, and gorgeous views. For several years, the Arabia Mountain/South River/Rockdale River PATH Trail system has terminated at the beautiful Alexander Lake Trailhead in Panola Mountain State Park. Those who regularly ride this trail have enjoyed the scenery, restrooms, and other amenities associated with one […]

Join the “madness” this March with a Triple Hike Challenge!

Dozens of amateur adventurers have already joined ranger-guided hikes to conquer three granite monadnocks in metro-Atlanta this month.  Over the first two weekends, hikers scaled the peaks of Arabia, Panola, and Stone Mountains in a single day! The invigorating quest was the kickoff to the first annual “Monadnock Madness,” a family-friendly challenge to encourage people […]

AmeriCorps and Fitness Team Up in the Heritage Area

An AmeriCorps program has taken root in the Heritage Area and promises to reach new visitors and inspire additional community involvement. The program was created in partnership between the AMHAA and Panola Mountain State Park and will focus on helping the local community lead healthy lives. AmeriCorps is a government sponsored service program that addresses […]

Christmas Concerts Inspire This Holiday Season

Celebrate the holiday season with the monks of the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. The historic Abbey Church will host two special Christmas concerts in December, The Play of Herod and Christmas Songs by the Atlanta Boy Choir. The church is a beautiful setting to experience live music and is sure to help create cherished […]

Winter 2012 Newsletter

Lithonia Rocks – An Expedition Granite relics, historic homesteads and spiritual sanctuaries were showcased at the first Arabia Mountain Expedition entitled “Lithonia Rocks.”  The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation organized the day-long tour for more than 80 curious explorers.  Highlights of the day included tours of private homes and gardens and personal discussions with artisans, […]

Lithonia Rocks! – An Expedition

Granite relics, historic homesteads and spiritual sanctuaries were showcased at the first Arabia Mountain Expedition entitled “Lithonia Rocks.”  The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation organized the day-long tour for more than 80 curious explorers.  Highlights of the day included tours of private homes and gardens and personal discussions with artisans, designers and historians. The November […]

Volunteer Program Kickoff Event a Great Success

The newly blazed South River Trail at the Davidson – Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve (DAMNP) had one serious problem. Hundreds of pounds of plastic bottles, glass, tires, and other trash washed up on the riverbank and was an ugly eyesore as well as a hazard for hikers and wildlife. This massive trash heap would require […]

Christmas Concerts at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit

Two inspiring concerts will be  performed at the Monastery and are well suited for the Advent/Christmas season. The Play of Herod, a 12th Century Music Drama is just perfect for the Abbey Church setting. The concert by the Atlanta Boy Choir continues a longtime 33-year Christmas tradition here at the monastery. Learn more about each […]