5th Grade National Poster Contest

See you in January!

BWNWGA’s next meeting is scheduled for Thursday January 9th at 9AM at the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission in Rome. We hope to see you there!

Silver Comet Trail brings couple from Wisconsin to Polk County

When Rockmart Police Chief Keith Sorrells asked Denis and Sharon Druker jokingly if they’d driven all the way from Wisconsin just to ride the Silver Comet Trail, he had no idea their answer would actually be yes. Sorrells just happened to be out patrolling the trail when he saw the Drukers unloading their bikes. “I […]

Microgrant Application

For those of you that have been attending our meetings, you know exactly what the microgrants are all about. And for those of you that have not heard about the microgrants yet, we encourage you to come to our meetings and check out the application for more information. Microgrant Application

Silver Comet Trail Executive Summary

The Silver Comet Trail Executive Summary brochure has now been posted under the Resources section of BWNWGA. Head on over and check out all off the data that the study provided us regarding the SCT!

Ditch the car? Dying suburbs revived by walking

A decade ago, the small town of Woodstock, Ga., began taking action against an ugly force threatening its very core: suburban sprawl, whose serpentine streets and isolating cookie-cutter homes were squeezing the edges of its historic—but outdated and quiet—downtown district. “We didn’t want that type of development,” said Brian Stockton, director of Woodstock’s office of economic […]

Rockmart’s Trail Head Facility

BWNWGA had a wonderful meeting yesterday at Frankie’s Italian Restaurant, and walked over to the beautiful new trail head facility that is newly opened alongside the Silver Comet Trail in Rockmart. The hours of operation are Monday- Saturday 9:00am- 5:00pm and Sunday 1:30pm to 5:00pm. Rockmart’s facility is a perfect place to stop and grab a […]

October BWNWGA Field Trip!

We are taking BWNWGA on the road to Rockmart for the October meeting. Join us at Frankie’s Italian Restaurant on Thursday, October 10 at 12:30 for an informal lunch meeting. After lunch we will walk to the new Rockmart Silver Comet Trail Head facility to see how Rockmart is promoting the trail.

Silver Comet Trail Study

Silver Comet Trail Study (entire) Executive Summary Project Background Trail Usage Evaluation Economic Impact Summary Recommendations Economic Development Strategy Implementation Appendix A: Funding Sources Appendix B: Design Guidelines Appendix C: Economic Impacts Appendix D: Development Costs

Downtown Rome Bike Racks

The 4 new downtown Rome bike racks were installed Wednesday.  Hooray!  The Rome Downtown Development Authority would like to commemorate this accomplishment with a photo on Friday, August 16, 9am, at the corner of Broad and 4th (near Schroeder’s)!  SPECIAL THANKS to BIKE! WALK! NORTHWEST GEORGIA for their contribution! Hope to see you there!