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What The Heck is A "Whaley" ?

What The Heck is A "Whaley" ?

 

                      What the Heck is a "Whaley"

I guess it was about 2 years ago, me and some friends of mine had been asked to play a show way out past Forsyth at a little music hall. I hadn’t been playing the mandolin very long, and was real excited. We got there checked in, tuned up and did our thing inside, a nice little building with theater seats.

After the show I went outside to cool down and there were several lean-to type structures and musicians were gathered up in small groups just a playing.

Mercer Village Hosts St. Patty's Day Party

At the St. Patrick's Day party in Mercer Village, Jonathan Wisdom and Caleb Thornley performed an acoustic set.

The video clip shows the guys covering "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls. Wisdom is a member of Macon-based band theKey and Thornley is a Mercer University freshman.

During the event, Barnes & Noble at Mercer University was officially welcomed to the Corridor with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening.

 

Adrian Johnson Named to Girl Scouts Board

Adrian Johnson Named to Girl Scouts Board

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Inc. has elected Adrian Johnson of Macon, Georgia to a position on its board of directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term.

Johnson is a Relationship Manager at Wells Fargo Bank.  He has 21 years of banking experience with Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank, respectively.

Urban Barrel Gardening Coming to Wonderland Assisted Living

Urban Barrel Gardening Coming to Wonderland Assisted Living

A "mobile garden" is coming to Wonderland Assisted Living, 3780 Napier Avenue, Macon, Georgia on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 2pm. 

The Urban Barrel Gardening is an efficient way for the elderly to grow their own food.  It is especially good for the elderly because they will be able to harvest their crops while sitting or standing. 

Our residents will be able to grow fruits and vegetables and herbs in and around the exterior wall of the barrel, while participating in an awesome therapeutic activity.

It is vertical farming instead of the traditional farming in a row.  It reduces the necessary yard space to 1/10 of the land needed for traditional gardening and conserves water.

The garden will be donated by Retired Senator Bobby Rowan of Enigma, Georgia.

For more information, contact Patricia Duncan at wonderland3780@yahoo.com, 478-254-7171 or Mr. Bobby Rowan at 404-915-7611.

Central Ga. Council, Boy Scouts of America Annual Safari Wild Dinner

Central Ga. Council, Boy Scouts of America Annual Safari Wild Dinner

The Safari Wild Dinner is an annual Friends of Scouting fundraising event for the Central Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America.  It will be held March 17, 2011 at the Idle Hour Golf and Country Club in Macon, GA at 7pm.  The keynote speaker for the evening will be Bobby Lamb, Mercer University’s Head Football Coach.
Born in Augusta and raised in Commerce, Bobby Lamb joins the Mercer coaching ranks after nine successful seasons as head coach at Furman University. He will become the 19th head coach in Bears’ football history on July 1st.
 
During his tenure guiding Furman’s program, Lamb had a 67-40 record (.626). He led the Paladins to winning records in eight of his nine   seasons and made four trips to the NCAA I-AA (now Football Championship Series) playoffs. His 2004 squad won the SoCon championship and Lamb was tabbed as the Conference’s “Coach of the Year.”
 

Stratford Reaches Around the World With Art Exhibit and Drop-In Reception

Stratford Reaches Around the World With Art Exhibit and Drop-In Reception

Did you know that Stratford Academy’s 951 current students and their parents represent over 40 countries including the United States?

During the month of March, Stratford has displayed art and artifacts from nearly 50 countries as a part of the “Stratford Reaches Around the World” International Art Exhibit.

 The countries on display represent either exchange students who have attended or visited the school or the direct heritage of current families or faculty members.

Some of the art in the exhibit has been donated to the school by the international visitors.

Other pieces are personal items of parents’ and faculty members’ and have been loaned to Stratford for this display.

 Please drop in and enjoy our seeing how Stratford Academy and its families and alumni Reach Around the World.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Announces 4th Annual Pull for the House

Ronald McDonald House Charities Announces 4th Annual Pull for the House

How long does it take 15 people to pull a 70,000 pound truck 40 feet? Find out this Saturday at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Georgia’s 4th Annual Pull for the House. Join Ronald McDonald and the GEICO Gecko on Saturday, March 19th  in downtown Macon’s beautiful Cherry Street Plaza – in front of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. The event begins at 10 am with the team pull competition and family activities lasting until 1 pm.    
 
This year’s Pull is co-presented by GEICO and McDonald’s. 20 teams of 15 people each will compete to see who will have the fastest time. Activities in addition to the pull competition include inflatable jumping toys, face painting, music, a petting zoo, children’s games, and other family fun. Food and concessions will be available, so bring the whole family and support your local Ronald McDonald House!