Lithonia Rocks! – An Expedition

Lithonia Rocks! – An Expedition

Published: Dec 6, 2012   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Culture & Community, Field Notes, Granite & Technology, Historic Sites, News   |   No Comments

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 […]

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Volunteer Program Kickoff Event a Great Success

Published: Dec 4, 2012   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

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 […]

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Marvelous Monadnocks

Published: Dec 4, 2012   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Say it, See it, Save it It’s kind of a funny word. Mo-nad-nock. Pronounced mə-NAD-nok, you can hear it at this link. It’s even kind of hard to say when you first try it but repeat it once or twice and you realize it has a certain rhythm. Monadnocks are the inspiration and the centerpieces […]

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Christmas Concerts at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit

Published: Nov 19, 2012   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

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 […]

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Oct 20 & 21 Public Archaeology at the Lyon Farm

Published: Oct 11, 2012   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

We are asking community  members to come out and join us in digging up some local history! About the project: The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) is partnering with the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance, Inc. in a public archaeology project at the Lyon Farm in DeKalb County. Excavations are planned for October 20 and 21, […]

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Creature Feature

Creature Feature

Published: Nov 16, 2011   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

Many creatures great and small call the Heritage Area home. Here are a few that we have spotted. Most of the stunning photos below were taken by Brittany Camp, a local with a great eye! 

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Arabia Mountain History

Published: Nov 1, 2011   |   Author: Arabia Mountain   |   Category: Field Notes   |   No Comments

A vibrant history, breathtaking beauty and intriguing cultural changes in a compact area form the basis for the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. From early settlers to immigrant rock cutters, freed slaves and Trappist monks many of those stories are still waiting to be told. This is a brief overview of the Area. Click through […]

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