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Georgia College Campus Offers Sanctuary for Birds

“Our campus is one of the best areas around for birds,” said Dr. Bob Chandler, professor of biological and environmental science. “They are attracted especially to our flowering plants and our really old trees where they can roost and perch.”

The campus is home to at least 15 to 25 bird species.

Students, faculty and staff alike show a great interest in their overhead friends.

Bird feeders erected across campus supplement the bountiful natural food for the feathered flyers.

 

Nominate Your Town as of the Best of the Road

USA Today and Rand McNally are holding a “Best of the Road” rally.

Be sure to vote for your town! If your town isn't listed, you can nominate and post photos!

 

 

Meetup for Earth Day!

Earth Day is this Friday.

Are you doing anything to commemorate the day? 

When you Google Earth Day, this comes up. The Natural Conservancy tells you what five things you can do for the Earth right now. [You don't even need a shovel!]

This year, you can have a "picnic for the planet" by meeting up withpeople in your community.

Sunnyside Mountain Boys in Concert

In conjunction with Milledgeville’s First Friday Allied Arts will host the Sunnyside Mountain Boys in concert at 7:30 pm on Friday, May 6. The concert will be in the Black Heritage Plaza on East McIntosh St.

The concert is free and the public is invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of traditional southern bluegrass music.

The Sunnyside Mountain Boys have performed southern traditional bluegrass music since the mid seventies. Musicians Robert Whelchel on guitar and vocals, Tom Hicks on mandolin and vocals, Dallas Burell on fiddle and vocals, Sandra Hollomon on string bass and vocals, and T.P. Hollomon on five string banjo and vocals make up the Sunnyside Mountain Boys.

Sandra and T.P. Hollomon were inducted into the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997.

Sunnyside Mountain Boys performance is made possible by the generous support of Century Bank and Trust of Milledgeville.

Digital Bridges Hosts Groupon Presentation

A presentation by Groupon is scheduled for April 12 at noon. Groupon managers from the Middle Georgia division will share how they can help business increase sales through the use of their online social marketing services.

The presentation will take place at the Knight Community Innovation Center Conference Room.

First Friday: Follin' Around Downtown

First Friday: Follin' Around Downtown

The rain will dry up and the sun will come out for the third “First Friday” in downtown Milledgeville April 1st. The collaborative efforts of The First Friday’s Committee, consisting of The City Milledgeville Main Street/ DDA, Arts in the Ville and Partners for Progress: Business Development is bringing even more entertainment and excitement to town this month. 

Basia Irland is the featured artist this month and will be hosted by Digital Bridges.  

Sponsored by Georgia College’s department of Art and department of Biological and Environmental, her art is inspired by nature and emphasizes communal efforts to protect our beautiful waterways. Video from her public event "Ice Books and Clay Diatoms Launch" will be on display at Digital Bridges on 6:00 - 8:00.

March First Friday: 'I'rish I Was Downtown'

Milledgeville's second First Friday is scheduled for Friday, March 4 with the theme: “I’rish I was
downtown.”

The First Fridays Committee, has planned a First Friday Art Walk planned, a Digital Bridges news release says.

The focus of First Fridays is to celebrate the diversity of art in Milledgeville: painting, drawing, ceramics, music, theatre,
photography, literature, culinary and so much more. Roughly 40 downtown merchants will be
participating by inviting artists to display their talents in their businesses.