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Bridal Bash Comes to Central Ga.

Bridal Bash Comes to Central Ga.

Oh-Brides.com is an online wedding resource guide created to simplify wedding planning for both bride and groom.  Couples can connect with local caterers, photographers, florists and other vendors on one centralized website. 

According to a news release, Oh-Brides.com was created by Shondra Glover of Brilliant Linens and the Central Georgia Wedding Professionals. 

For more information, visit www.georgiabridalbash.com

Historic Macon Offers Facade Loans for Downtown Macon

Some of downtown Macon’s facades are about to get a facelift. 

Historic Macon Foundation announced today that its popular facade loan program will expand into downtown Macon.

That's according to a Historic Macon Foundation news release. 

The 1772 Foundation has made $30,000 to Historic Macon Foundation to launch the program. 

This new grant marks the Foundation’s first gift in Macon. 

All $30,000 will be lent to eligible property owners downtown to improve the appearance of their buildings. 

Program details and application instructions can be found online at www.historicmacon.org/loans

Society of Professional Engineers Discuss Passenger Rail

The Middle Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, in cooperation with the Mercer University School of Engineering, is celebrating Engineers Week 2011 in the middle Georgia area. 

The Society Engineering Chapter and the Engineering School are sponsoring a luncheon in the President’s Dining Room at the University Center on Mercer's campus. 

The luncheon will be held on Monday, February 21 at noon. 

Mr. Gordon Kenna, Chief Executive Officer of Georgians for Passenger Rail, will speak about the passenger rail in the State of Georgia and the ramifications of the Transportation Investment Act (GA HB 277).  

The Georgians for Passenger Rail is an advocacy group promoting the creation of a passenger rail network for Georgia.  The group is focused on bringing passenger rail service to the Macon-Atlanta corridor.

Bibb Spelling Bee Winners to Compete in District Competition

31 students came together at Appling Middle School as the top spellers from 24 elementary and seven middle schools to compete for the Bibb County Spelling Bee Champion last month.

Howard Middle School's seventh grade student Jeremy Watts won. Second place winner is Taylor Elementary fifth grade student Junus Searcy and third place is fifth grade student Takirra Roberts from Bruce Elementary.

The winning word was "succotash."

Watts and Searcy will compete in the District Six Spelling Bee at Fort Valley State University on February 26.

The District Competition winner will then go on to compete in the State Spelling Bee Competition at Georgia State University on March 18.

Local Children Selected for Touring 'Wizard of Oz' Show

Local Children Selected for Touring 'Wizard of Oz' Show

The National Tour of “The Wizard of Oz” announced that 12 children from Central Georgia will perform the roles of munchkins in Macon showings of the beloved classic live on stage.

“The Wizard of Oz” will be performing at The Grand Opera House March 15-16 at 7:30 p.m. in downtown Macon.

That is according to a Grand Opera House news release

Macon dance studio Academy of the Performing Arts auditioned, selected and will prepare all 12 munchkins for their choreographed songs and dances in the production. The children will have the opportunity to dance alongside a nationally touring Broadway company and learn valuable, real-world skills while having fun. Owners Sylvia Haynie and Laura Voss, both with 30 years’ experience, are excited to be a part of this production.

Gateway Initiative Hosts Short Film Competition

Gateway Initiative Hosts Short Film Competition

Macon Shorts is a new short-film competition hosted by the Gateway Initiative.

The Gateway Initiative is shining the spotlight on Macon, Georgia's assets, historic landmarks, interesting characters, creative culture and musical legacy, a news release says.

Talented filmmakers will have the chance to tell a compelling story, while showcasing the Macon community from fresh, innovative perspectives.

Creative expression is encouraged and applauded by a city filled with aspiring entrepreneurs and artists.

The Gateway Initiative will promote and reward the best and brightest screenwriters, filmmakers, directors and crews.

For more information, call 478-750-0480.

11th Hour Awards After Party Takes Place Downtown

11th Hour Awards After Party Takes Place Downtown

February 24 at Bottoms Up.

Live music by DJ Trent Shawty Slim and Roger Riddle.

Bottoms Up is located at 566 Cherry St.