Lifestyles

Editor’s Note: This is the first of what we hope will be a yearlong look back at some of the stories from the Cedartown Standard and Rockmart Journal that have made it into the pages over the past century and a half of publication in one form or another. We thank Greg Gray for his help with …

It’s time to celebrate a big birthday in the newsroom here at the Standard Journal as the paper – in one form or another – celebrates its sesquicentennial year.

Highland Rivers Health is one of Georgia’s nearly two dozen Community Service Boards (CSB), agencies designated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) to provide treatment, support and recovery services in local communities for individuals with mental i…

There is a popular adage often attributed to Benjamin Franklin, the father of time management, "Failing to plan is planning to fail.”  When it comes to a family vacation to Disneyworld no truer words could be spoken. 

In Part 1 of this article I mentioned that Walt Disney World was HUGE!  If you are travelling with smaller children this can be quite an impact to their overall enjoyment and memories. 

As you decorate your home for the holidays, consider these colorful complements to the traditional poinsettias and evergreens.

Walt Disney World is HUGE! It comprises 43 square miles with 4 distinct main parks; Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  

Celebrate the holidays and help those in need by visiting the Antioch Baptist and Collard Valley Baptist live drive-thru nativity on Sunday, December 16 from 3 through 8 p.m. at 3900 Antioch Rd.

It’s that time of year again, when everyone is decking the halls and getting ready for the holidays. Some of you by now have already selected the perfect tree, but for those who haven’t here’s some tips on finding just the right fit for your home and how to care for it once it’s in the livin…

Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean island and is about the size of Connecticut and has a population of close to 3 million residents. The people are friendly, dynamic, and filled with enthusiasm.

Holly plants are among the most durable and versatile plants in the landscape, hollies offer different shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. If you are considering making some improvement to your landscape, here are a few of the best choices.

Theatre and music gives people an escape from the busy schedule of everyday life. Live theatre gives an audience the opportunity to experience and enjoy the live performance. An experience that is unique to the theatre where a live audience will give their attention to the actors and actress…

The Rockmart Farmers Market combated the cold weather of November with warm, spicy Brunswick stew and a side of sweet, roasted squash during their two newest cooking classes. The city's youngest chefs were invited to learn the recipes and many more kitchen essentials during the Nov. 8 and No…

You may have seen a meme on Facebook, something to the effect of “I love when daylight saving time ends and it gets dark at 4:00 in the afternoon…said no one ever.” While it never gets dark quite that early in Georgia, the winter months mean we receive fewer hours of sunlight each day. And t…

The history of Thanksgiving in the New World starts with a winter forest in the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts.

While the Rockmart Farmers Market may be on its annual two-week Thanksgiving break, its return on December 6 promises updated food and experiences for all. Alongside new management, the market officially began its annual Holiday Market, and local artists and craft makers will be selling thei…

For some of us, a visit to a doctor’s office is one of the more stressful things we can do, but it doesn’t have to be. Your provider is there to help and would love to be viewed as a partner in your pursuit of a healthier life.

As the scarecrows disappeared from Main Street in Cedartown in past weeks, and the Downtown Cedartown Association is now moving right into the holiday season and are asking local merchants, organizations and families to participate in a new Christmas Tree decorating contest.

It's a little after Halloween at this point, but the holiday season fun still continues as Polk County moves from goblins and ghouls, and onward to Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Rockmart's annual Festival of Treats once again transformed Marble Street into a haven for ghosts and ghouls, and with candy, games, music, and costume contests open to everyone, the city celebrated Halloween in the most explosive way possible.

Cruising is a near-perfect vacation. You board the ship at a port (which is a very short flight from Atlanta or you can drive from Polk County to five ports in 8 hours or less), unpack once and—for one low all-inclusive price—enjoy free meals and entertainment while never having to worry abo…

The Rockmart Farmers Market is now completely in season with new and returning vendors, fall produce, and plenty of October sweets. When the weather permits it, locals can visit every Thursday from 2 through 6 p.m. on Rockmart's Water Street.

It can be scary when you happen to encounter one of the two spiders found in Georgia that are considered hazardous to man. The black widow spider, Latrodectus mactans, can be dangerous.