Make Dad’s Mouth Water With Grill-Seared Rib Dinner This Father’s Day at Swampfire!

SwampFire Backwoods Bistro will be open this weekend on Friday and Saturday 5:30-9 p.m., and - for Father’s Day - on  Sunday, June 20, from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., with a mouth-watering treat for the…


Try, Try Again: Remembering Daddy’s Patience and Lessons of Love

The Carter Girls: Grace, Sue, Kathy, me, and Phyllis Anne with their father, Clarence, and mother, Gladys, about 1957. The memories of my father, Clarence Carter, remain as clear as though they were…


Do You Live Above or Below Georgia’s ‘Gnat Line?’ Here’s What You Need to Know

Having lived near the Okefenokee Swamp in South Georgia my entire life, I’ve never given much thought to gnats. A seasonal nuisance, gnats are dealt with similar to the arrangement I have with yellow…


Horse Crazy Kiddos? Put ‘em In the Saddle At Newell Lodge Horse Camp!

A superior riding experience designed for the 9-12 year old  in your life who “needs” a horse. Foster responsibility, confidence and independence while engaging, learning and growing with horses. Are…


Top 7 Reasons Parents Love Horse Camp at Newell Lodge Proof that Horse Camp Is More Than Just Riding Horses

"Pleeease." If your kiddo Is asking to saddle up for horse camp at Newell Lodge, here are top 7 reasons parents love the experience. Horse People are Responsible People. Campers come to understand…


Starts Monday! “Don’t Fence Me In! Newell Lodge Offers Horse Camp for Ages 5-8

Logan Gowen, 9, enjoys an afternoon ride on Little Red, his favorite horse, at Newell Lodge and Resort. As every kid knows, time spent with a horse is never wasted! Welcome to “Don’t Fence Me In,”…


Saddle Up! 2021 Summer Horse Camp! Reserve Your Kid's Happy Place Today!

For the Love of Horses Harvin Carter is a dreamer with vision.  With that vision is an unrelenting aspiration to make dreams become a reality.  Newell Lodge is the culmination of a daydream and his…


Mothers Know Everything: A Case of Forbidden Love

As a teenager, I was bored to tears listening to my elders as they reminisced of days forever gone.  Memories resurface, and I’m sitting at the kitchen table with those “boring” people as they share…


Microwave Replacement

Today, sprigs of green are peeping out of the earth, pushing aside the tired and frazzled burnt-brown grass. Like a connect the dots puzzles, they form a clear picture: spring has finally arrived.…


What kind of Valentine’s Dazzler Are You?

The signal is clear: Christmas decorations are down. Valentine’s Day decorations are up. Even the most relationship-challenged among us know it is time to start preparing for the most romantic day of…