Welcome to the new website of Around Acworth magazine, formerly Acworth Community Magazine. A few months ago, AroundAbout Local Media purchased Acworth Community Magazine and the August issue is our first. Click on the link in the upper right of the home page, and flip through the pages of our digital version. You’ll see familiar faces – writers who’ve been contributing for some time now, and advertisers who provide services that make life easier for us. Mixed in with the familiar will be new features we hope you’ll enjoy. We appreciate the support we’ve gotten from everyone we’ve met – readers, business owners, city and school officials. We feel very welcome in Acworth!
We’ve hired a few new staff members dedicated to covering Acworth for you. Susan Rodney is the new market manager for Around Acworth magazine. Before her career in magazine ad sales, she worked as a flight attendant for 16 years. “When we moved to Georgia nearly 11 years ago, I immediately fell in love with Acworth and Lake Allatoona. As time progressed, I found so many things I love about this wonderful place I call home. It is an amazing community with friendly, wonderful people. My son is in school here and I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather call home,” Susan said. You can reach her at Susan@AroundAboutMagazines.com.
Carla Caldwell is the new editor of Around Acworth. She is an award-winning reporter and editor who worked for many years at The Birmingham News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and most recently produced the Morning Edition feature for Atlanta Business Chronicle. Read on to see her first Letter from the Editor, published in the August issue.
Letter from the editor
It is such a thrill to be part of a magazine that covers a community that means so much to my family.
Six years ago, my twin daughters, who were 9 years old at the time, took their first horseback-riding lesson in Acworth. It was a huge deal for our family because my young daughter with cerebral palsy found her sport.
Since then, we’ve met many friends through horse-related events and while enjoying activities around town. In July, my daughter won her first blue ribbon at a big show. She not only overcomes obstacles, she jumps over them while sitting atop a horse.
We are grateful to our many friends who encouraged her every step – and trot – along the way.
We look forward to more shows in the coming months and to participating in many fun activities around town.
We plan to drop by Acworth Beach before it closes in September, and to get out on the lake as much as possible. We had fun in July at The Nautique World Wake Association Wakeboard National Championship.
My daughters enjoy spending time in downtown Acworth and everyone in our family has a favorite restaurant they hope to visit before school is back in high gear.
One of my favorite downtown activities is the Classic Car Cruise. I once raced cars and will always love the look and sound of a great engine. A cruise was held July 30, with proceeds going to Horizon Field, an all-inclusive special needs sports facility in Acworth. The next cruise is Oct. 29.
Each month we hope to share photos of your neighbors enjoying this special town. If you haven’t already visited the Acworth farmers market, you may want to after reading about it on page 26. There’s no shortage of family-friendly activities, including special events held at your public library. Check the listing on page 15 so you don’t miss out.
We enjoy being part of this great community and we hope to see you around town.
Send your comments or questions to Carla@AroundAboutMagazines.com