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The sounds of the Cherry Blossom Festival

The sounds of the Cherry Blossom Festival

Skye Crump, Contributing Writer

March 24, 2019


Filed under A&E, Audiograms, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Macon, Georgia is the “Cherry Blossom Capital of the World.” The Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon is fun for the whole family with parades, historic tours, nightly concerts, fireworks and more. Thousands of people come to the festival to enjoy the beauty of springtime in Macon.  ...

How one movement built self-confidence for people all over

How one movement built self-confidence for people all over

Addison Robinson, Contributing Writer

March 23, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Natural hair isn’t just a movement. For some, it’s a lifestyle. The widespread standard of straighter hair being more presentable is still prominent but the natural hair movement has made strong strides to falsify this perception. Natural hair is more accepted in workplaces and formal events than...

The Dogs of Macon

The Dogs of Macon

Lindsey Farni, Contributing Writer

March 23, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Dog lovers everywhere are guilty of it. Who hasn’t envied the life of a dog? With endless treats and naps whenever, wherever, it’s easy to be jealous of a dog’s life. Although many of us wonder about the lives of dogs, it’s not too difficult to visit dog places in Macon to find out. The M...

Tattoos and the stories behind them

Tattoos and the stories behind them

Skye Crump, Contributing Writer

March 23, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Tattoos are more than ink on skin. According to Inked Magazine, the reasoning for getting tattoos changes over time. The first could have a lot of meaning, but the more you get the less importance each session has. For some people, it could be a whim or to honor a loved one. While others use their ink to...

The Process of Glassblowing Will Amaze You

The Process of Glassblowing Will Amaze You

Sam Jacobs, Contributing Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

StARTup Studios held its grand opening on March 16 and provided live art demonstrations for the public to see. One of these demonstrations was a glassblowing demo by artist Jamie Adams. The event also held a live ceramics demonstration, beer tastings by local breweries, a silent auction and live music...

Girl Power: A Playlist in Honor of Women’s History Month

Girl Power: A Playlist in Honor of Women’s History Month

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local, Playlists

Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day are both celebrated in March. In honor of the special month and day, here's a playlist filled with songs that will make you feel good and powerful.  

Cherry Blossom Festival Events You Can’t Miss

Cherry Blossom Festival Events You Can’t Miss

Laurel Huster, Contributing Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

It’s finally starting to get warm out, and pollen is everywhere. You know what that means, it’s spring in Georgia! With the start of spring in Macon comes the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Each year the Cherry Blossom Festival holds many exciting events. There are so many events that it is hard...

What Cherry Blossom 2019 event is for you?

What Cherry Blossom 2019 event is for you?

Cheyenne Hines, Contributing Writer

March 18, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local, Quizzes

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Georgia Tiny House Festival returns to Macon

Georgia Tiny House Festival returns to Macon

James Yoo, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

MACON, Ga. -- The 4th Annual Georgia Tiny House Festival returns to Macon from Friday, March 1 to Sunday, March 3, hosted by United Tiny House Association. This year’s festival promises another huge event that celebrates and showcases the tiny houses and the people who are living the tiny lifestyle!   ...

One award is not enough for local entrepreneur Tonja Khabir

One award is not enough for local entrepreneur Tonja Khabir

Addison Robinson, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Sometimes one is not enough, especially when it comes to awards. A Macon community member and social entrepreneur took home three of the 26 awards in the form of grants from The Downtown Challenge. With these grants, Tonja Khabir will focus on preserving the historic Macon community, Pleasant Hill. A...

Netflix versus Hulu: Fyre Festival

Netflix versus Hulu: Fyre Festival

Mahima Sultan, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

By now, we’ve all heard of the infamous Fyre Festival, a 2017 event that promised to revolutionize music festivals as we know it. With prices ranging from $1,500-$250,000, the idea that the festival could bankrupt seemed slim, but everything went downhill when attendees who were promised luxury c...

Downtown business owner balances family and work

Downtown business owner balances family and work

Skye Crump, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Lifestyle, Local

Golden Bough Bookstore is an independently owned bookstore downtown on Cotton Avenue. You might have passed by before without even noticing the store. But what lives inside might surprise you. The store is full of books, but three cats also live at the store. Trinity, Siren and Titan are the...

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