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Downtown to host First Friday Art Crawl

Downtown to host First Friday Art Crawl

Sam Jacobs, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2019


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The 567 Center for Renewal is hosting an art crawl on March 1 that will feature later hours for art-loving night owls. As part of March’s First Friday event, the art crawl will cover five art galleries in the historic downtown area: Travis Jean Emporium, Macon Arts Alliance, the 567 Center for Rene...

Macon Outside event provides information about local adventures

Macon Outside event provides information about local adventures

Victoria Whitehead, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2019


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With spring and summer right around the corner, let Macon Outside expand your road to adventure. Whether planning for yourself or the family, Macon Outside is an opportunity to acquire insight and resources in planning and executing a memorable Middle Georgia nature experience. Middle Georgia is scat...

Daphne’s 525 hosts event to benefit The Fuller Center for Housing

Daphne’s 525 hosts event to benefit The Fuller Center for Housing

Meg Oldham, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2019


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Daphne’s 525 is hosting Fashion with a Purpose Feb. 22. The event is a fashion show dedicated to benefitting The Fuller Center for Housing. Daphne’s 525 has been located in downtown Macon for six years and is owned and run by Aprill and Dennis Maxwell.  Daphne’s 525 carries women’s clothing and specializes in s...

The Grand Opera House hosts double feature for Women’s History Month

The Grand Opera House hosts double feature for Women’s History Month

Skye Crump, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2019


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“Lady in the Dark” will be shown at The Grand Opera House March 1 as part of their film series. Joseph Patti, executive director of The Grand Opera House, said that he started the job in August so the film series this year was programmed by his predecessor, Gram Slaton.   “He seemed to b...

How to Meal Prep Painlessly

How to Meal Prep Painlessly

Laurel Huster, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


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When you hear the words “meal prepping” many different things may come to mind. For some, they think of ridiculously healthy food and spending hours in the kitchen. For others, meal prepping may just be making a grocery store list and sticking to it. No matter what you think about meal prepping...

200-mile-long yard sale coming to Middle Georgia in March

200-mile-long yard sale coming to Middle Georgia in March

Cheyenne Hines, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


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Do you need to clean out your cluttered attic, garage or closet? Well, now is the time to check that item off your to-do list. Coming March 8-9 is the 14th annual Peaches to the Beaches yard sale. The event is held the second Friday and Saturday of March each year. Explore Highway 341 Inc. runs the e...

Ice skating at the Macon Centreplex

Ice skating at the Macon Centreplex

Meg Oldham, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2019


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During winter the Macon Centreplex opens its doors to the public for the opportunity to ice skate on the Macon Mayhem hockey ice. "Me and my friends try to come once, twice a year when it's open," Central High School senior Ashton Smith said. For more information about ice skating at the Macon...

Downtown record store ‘just here trying to get music into people’s hands’

Downtown record store ‘just here trying to get music into people’s hands’

James Yoo, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2019


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Tucked away on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Cherry Street Lane is a little hole-in-the-wall record store. From the outside, it does not look much. It’s on the corner of an ancient building with its windows bombarded with stickers and obscure artwork that reminds anyone who is...

Galentine’s Day songs that Leslie Knope herself would listen to

Galentine’s Day songs that Leslie Knope herself would listen to

Laurel Huster, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2019


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These girl power hits will put you in the mood to celebrate Galentine's Day on Feb. 13. Have a dance party and make waffles with your friends. It's what Leslie Knope would want you to do.

Songs about love: A playlist for your Valentine’s Day

Songs about love: A playlist for your Valentine’s Day

Aliyah Dorsey, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2019


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This playlist will show the people in your life just how much you adore them. All of these songs are made to bring the special people in your life to mind and give you that warm, fuzzy feeling. So, take a listen and have a lovely Valentine's Day.

9 movies to watch on Netflix this Valentine’s Day

9 movies to watch on Netflix this Valentine’s Day

Laurel Huster, Contributing Writer

February 11, 2019


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Valentine’s Day is almost here! Whether you are looking forward to it or dreading it, the heart-shaped candy boxes and teddy bears are unavoidable. No matter what your relationship status is, spend your Valentine’s Day with Netflix this year. Here are three categories of movies to watch with your friends, ...

Washington Memorial Library holds story time

Washington Memorial Library holds story time

Skye Crump, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2019


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If you visit Macon’s Washington Memorial Library on a Saturday, you might notice the place is filled with kids. That’s because every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. family story time is held. Children and their parents come and listen to a librarian read a book. Afterward, they do crafts. Listen in on the...

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