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FEBRUARY/MARCH 2011

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Beautiful brides 2011 Wedding Album 25 pages to help plan your special day

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Decorators’ Showhouse joins the party Hot Tickets for all the best events Central City Park comes alive

Macon Film Festival

Bigger & better with 115 ďŹ lms

StoryCorps Comes to capture our history

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cover photography by maryann bates • cake by lisa pritchard mayfield

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Film from the heart

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MAGA to feature three works from filmmaker James Kicklighter.

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Inside stories GPB brings StoryCorps to Macon to capture American experience.

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Green space Pink meets green during the Decorators’ Showhouse Tour.

64 Wrapped up in fashion Kimono exhibit offers historical look at Japanese culture.

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Cherry Blossom events

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The pinkest party: from carnival rides to black-tie evenings.

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Old meets new Cotton Avenue comes alive in two days of history.

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Restored glory Built in 1916, Terminal Station is a shining beacon of a bygone era.

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Also inside 8 Editorial 14 Faces 20 Bits & Pieces 24 Hot Tickets

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The SoChi Life Love of Food Dining Guide Last Bite FEBRUARY/MARCH 2011

weddings

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Wedding Section Beautiful brides & wonderful weddings

46 The cake: 5 simple steps 50 Gifts for your bridal party 52 Wedding fashionistas

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food 86 Cooking with Wayne Grits fuses down-home fare with an uptown image.

88 It’s tea party time Simple recipes with tea are perfect for a bridal shower.

76 around town 28 Parties with purpose Special dinners to benefit Symphony.

32 College Hill: 5 years later Students see their efforts come to fruition. FEBRUARY/MARCH 2011

people 72 Meet Monica Smith Macon-Bibb CVB leader sells the city.

74 Returning after 77 years Mary Jane Brock’s fascinating roots run deep in Macon’s history.

80 Sports legends Bruce Gordy: From Lanier and Mercer standout to entrepreneur and civic star. MACON MAGAZINE I 11


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