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I guess I was expecting something smaller when I arrived at Babe & Sage Farm earlier this week to take photos for our feature.

We have been a part of their CSA this season and have been enjoying fresh, seasonal veggies, bread and eggs weekly from them. Just this week we got English Peas, Radishes, Lettuce, Collards, Snap Peas, garlic, Sourdough Bread, and a carton of farm fresh eggs. Still, I had no idea the amount of work these two put into bringing locally grown food to us. I found a beautiful piece of boondocks that had been carved out of privet and wisteria vine after years of laying fallow. Walking the property it was hard to miss the dedication and the sweat equity Chelsea and Bobby have put into the place. I like paying attention to where my food comes from. Most of the meat my family eats is wild game that we hunt throughout the year. My neighbors started a rouge community garden across the street from my house in an unused field. Local restaurants like Dovetail,

Roasted, Fountain of Juice and others are providing us with locally grown dishes more and more. Since I like eating, this movement is one I can really get behind. So before you go to that big box grocery store, check out Mulberry Street Market and see what our community has to offer. It just keeps getting better.

Adopt Me Jethro is such a cutie! He's very well mannered for such a young puppy! He is around 9 weeks old (still has his puppy breath) and is a Coon Hound mix. Email us at to meet this guy or visit him any Saturday at our shelter from 9am-2pm. ADOPTIONS: Petsmart in Macon for dogs on Sundays from 12:00 Noon to 4:30pm




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Thanks to a PetSmart charities grant, Bibb County will be offering free spay/neuter services to anyone living in the 31201 area code regardless of income level Transportation of the dog to and from the surgery will be provided at no cost to pet owner. There goal is to reach approximately 1,400 dogs over two years. For more information please call Bibb County Animal Welfare at 478-751-9200.

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Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that the critically-acclaimed production Quidam will be performing in Macon from May 3 - 5 at Macon Centreplex Coliseum for five performances only. Quidam had its world premiere in Montreal under the Big Top in April 1996. Since that time, the production has toured on five continents and been experienced by millions of people. In December 2010, Quidam embarked on a new journey, performing the same captivating production, but now in arenas throughout North America. The international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, musicians, singers and characters. Young Zoé is bored; her parents, distant and apathetic, ignore her. Her life has lost all meaning. Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into an imaginary world—the world of Quidam— where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul. May 3: 7:30 PM May 4: 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM May 5: 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM

Adults price range: $35+ Child price range: $28+ 1-800-745-3000.

The Hoopee Jam is a laid back 2-day music festival created and promoted BY music lovers FOR music lovers. It is held on a 100 acre private farm along the Ohoopee River in Norristown, GA., 10 miles from Swainsboro, GA. Gates open Thursday, May 2 at 4pm. Expect blues, funk, soul, jam and everything in between, and lots of dancing and good vibes! Grab a few friends, tents and supplies - it's time for a ROAD TRIP! Live music includes: * Deepwell, Scott Little Band, Jeff Sipe Trio, Mike Farris >>, Randall Bramblett Band, Col. Bruce Hampton & Pharoah’s Kitchen, Lil Al’s Funk Soul Revival, Diane Durret, Neal Lucas Band, Tommy Talton Band, Wet Willie and Lingo. Additional Information: * FREE PRIMITIVE CAMPING ON SITE Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday Nights. * Music starts Friday, May 3 at 5:00 p.m. and stops at 2:00 a.m. *In our continued effort to make the Hoopee Jam experience affordable for everyone, there will be will be no beer vendors at the festival, and coolers are allowed throughout the festival grounds including the stage/concert field (cans and plastic only – no glass please). Admission: Friday Pass: $30 in advance or $35 at the gate Saturday Pass: $30 in advance or $35 at the gate 2 Day Weekend Pass: $60 in advance or $70 at the gate For directions and more information visit


5.03 COMEDY SHOW FEATURING DEF JAM’S ASHIMA “SKINNIFYNE” FRANKLIN AT THE DOUGLASS THEATRE As seen on the Katt Williams latest Showtime special "Kattpacalypse", BET's Comic View, Def Jam Comedy, and the upcoming New Friday movie w/Ice Cube & Mike Epps. "She's the best female comedian I've ever seen, period!" -Katt Williams. Hosted by Chaunte' Wayans w/DJ ThunderCat. Featuring some of the hottest comcis from the Atlanta comedy scene Timothy Gonzalez, Joel Byars, Trey Dunn, Myster Pump-Yo Breaks, Cornelius George, and AG TheComedian.Tickets just $5 and up. 478-742-2000 CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PRESENTS QUIDAM AT MACON CENTREPLEX May 3-May 5, for five performances only. Quidam had its world premiere in Montreal under the Big Top in April 1996. Since that time, the production has toured on five continents and been experienced by millions of people. In December 2010, Quidam embarked on a new journey, performing the same captivating production, but now in arenas throughout North America. The international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, musicians, singers and characters. Tickets $35 and up.


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MACON’S SECRET GARDEN TOUR AT THE HAY HOUSE May 3-May 5, Make plans now to attend Central Georgia's premier home and garden event, named one of the Top 20 Events by the Southeast Tourism Society. 10am. 934 Georgia Ave. MOVIES AT THE COX CAPITOL THEATRE 7pm - Sixteen Candles, 9pm - The Breakfast Club. Admission just a $1 donation, and you can bring in your own food! Order take-out from a nearby restaurant and enjoy your dinner and a movie. FREE BIRDS AND NIGHT OWLS MUSICAL WALKING TOUR A 1 1/2 hour guided stroll through the heart of downtown Macon's music and entertainment district, this tour includes tales of the people and performances that have made Macon's well known (and surprisingly unknown) clubs, shops, restaurants and venues famous around the world, beginning at downtown's longest running neighborhood pub, The Rookery on Cherry Street and finishing at The Original Home of Southern Rock, Grant's Lounge, on Poplar Street where tour guests can check out the Wall of Fame, cut a rug and raise a glass to all that is Macon's rock & roll story. Guides will return to The Rookery to lead back anyone who doesn't want to enjoy Grant's on their own at tour's end. Every Friday night through July, starting First Friday May 3, at 9 pm. Cost is $10 per person. Reservations required at or 478-955-5997.


5.04 CINCO DE MAYO AT MARGARITAS IN MERCER VILLAGE Celebrate Cinco at Margarita’s Mercer Village! The local restaurant will host an all-day block party with food and drink specials and live music on stage. Watch for details on For more information, call Margarita’s Mercer Village at 478.254.7707. MOVIES AT THE COX CAPITOL THEATRE 11am - Lion King, 1pm - Lion King 2, 7pm - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 9pm Top Gun. Admission just a $1 donation, and you can bring in your own food! Order take-out from a nearby restaurant and enjoy your dinner and a movie. DANCING STARS OF CENTRAL GEORGIA - AN ALZHEIMER’S BENEFIT At Macon City Auditorium. Table seating 6pm, dinner 7pm, Show at 8pm. Balcony seating 7:30pm ($25). The magic that generated tremendous awareness and raised over $208,000 for Alzheimer’s research, care and support last year is back! Join us for Dancing Stars of Central Georgia 2013 on Saturday, May 4th at the Macon City Auditorium! Reinventing the popular show, “Dancing with the Stars,” this exciting fundraising event features 10 local "STAR" dancers paired with 10 professional dancers, all raising funds in a

10 week event that will culminate in the live competition on Saturday, May 4th at the City Auditorium during a glitz filled evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. Dancers will be vying for the People’s Choice Award (the dance couple raising the most money) and the Judge’s Choice Award (best showmanship and entertaining performance) and bragging rights as the winners of Dancing Stars of Central Georgia 2013. Help your favorite dancer win the coveted mirror ball trophy…Cast your votes today by purchasing a table or tickets or making a donation ($1 = 1 vote). 478-746-7050 CLINTON’S WAR DAYS Come to Old Clinton and take a step back in time when re-enactors from the Southeast recreate the Battles of Sunshine Church and Griswoldville in 1864 during Sherman’s March to the Sea. The entire event takes place in the Old Clinton Historic District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Selfguided walking tour information will be available. Crafts of the era will be demonstrated; “modern” arts and crafts will also be available for purchase; and “modern” as well as food of the period will be served. Saturday’s program will conclude at 8:05 P.M. with the 16th Georgia, Company G, Jackson Rifles,CSA conducting a memorial service in the Old Clinton Cemetery to honor Clinton’s Confederate dead. The memorial service is free and open to the public. Gates open at 9 a.m. Battles start at 2:05 p.m. $5 for adults, $3 for students 18 and under, free for children under 6.



Free classes at PeachMac of Macon You have just purchased the coolest, newest, greatest device Apple has ever created. Learn how to maximize your iPad’s capabilities, learn all about your Mac, and explore iCloud. All free classes thru March. To register call478.257.6310


5.05 STORMY WEATHER: THE LENA HORNE PROJECT AT THE DOUGLASS THEATRE Starring legendary Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project is about Hollywood's first AfricanAmerican goddess, from her reign at MGM's "dream factory" to a fabled night club seductress and civil rights icon. Thiis a living, breathing biography is a delightful fusion that features rare audio clips, video footage, true stories, and thrilling performances. Stormy Weather is based on the celebrated book entitled Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne, by New York Times contributor James Gavin, who also narrates this multimedia theatrical experience. 5-7:30PM. $20 Advance / $25 Door


5.09 MOTHER’S FINEST IN CONCERT AT THE COX CAPITOL THEATRE with Caroline Aiken, Doors at 7 p.m. / Show at 8 p.m. Admission is:$20 General in Advance, $25 day of show. Mother’s Finest has created a sound they describe as a fusion of Funk, Rock, Gospel, R&B Metal and Jazz, taken directly from the street to the stage to the studio; that is Afro-Euro Mosaic Soulful and Electric, transcending musical division, and negative stereotyping. They call it METAFUNK’NPHYSICAL, the running title of their latest CD. Back in the day, this kind of fusion music was rare to say the least, but the versatility and originality of Mother’s Finest, brought down many barriers. Known internationally, they are incomparable and unique in their ability to bring it to you in concert. And today they are still one of the best LIVE bands on the planet. SKY OVER MACON Presented by Museum of Arts every second Friday. 7-10pm. Explore space, the constellations and planets visible from Central Georgia in "Sky Over Macon" in the Mark Smith Planetarium. The show starts with a general tour of the heavenly sights visible each season, then a live presentation updates the current position of the planets and special events in the sky. This program provides the latest information about

Middle Georgia Art Association: Free and open to the public. Gallery open Tuesday - Friday, Noon - 5 p.m. Saturday, Noon - 3 p.m. 478.744.9557. 2330 Ingleside.


AT THE COX CAPITOL THEATRE These days the satisfaction of an unadulterated rock-n-roll experience isn’t easily found. Those looking to be soothed by the savage beat are getting their ya-yas out with The Jagged Stones, an uncanny tribute to The Rolling Stones. “The World’s Greatest Rockn-Roll Band” comes to life with the same unbridled spirit and raw energy that made The Rolling Stones the iconic act it is today. The Jagged Stones deliver every pout, preen and raunchy riff fans expect, bringing the entertainment level of an over-the-top arena show up close and personal. Admission Info: $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 478-257-6391 current and upcoming celestial events for those who want to learn how to find constellations or planets in the sky or how to increase their knowledge of astronomy. 4182 Forsyth Road Macon, Museum admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors and Military, $7 Students, $5 Children (3 to 17), FREE Children under 3




POKER RUN BENEFITING BRUCE HUTCHISON AT AP’S HIDDEN HIDEAWAY Bruce had an accident and can't walk. He hasn't been able to work in months and has a very long road to recovery. Bruce and his family need our help.Poker Run- Sat, May 11th - Bikes, Cars and Trucks- Rain or Shine. Start @ Hanger Bar & Grill, Finish @ AP's Hidden Hideaway- last bike in at 5:30pm. $15/one hand and $20/two hands $5 each additional- includes 1 food ticket. Days events include 50/50 tickets, Raffle items, Food Plate $8 (free w/ poker hand), dunking booth and so much more for a good cause. Live music On the Deck- 3:30p- 6:30p Big Mike and the Booty Papas & Dawn of the Hippies That night- Inside- Mamma T & Friends




BACK YARD BOOGIE AT THE BIG HOUSE MUSEUM Come enjoy the afternoon outside the Big House Musuem after the Rambling Road Race. Featuring The Josh Graff Band, The Wall and Bill Zorn. Music will start at 3:00. Admission is $8. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Food and drink will be sold on premises.


Join us for the 1st Annual Rambling Road Run to support the Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House. The event will begin and end at Central City Park in downtown Macon. The course will be an out and back winding through historic downtown Macon and Vine-Ingle neighborhoods. There will be live entertainment throughout the route. We encourage you to dress up in your best 70’s or Rock and Roll attire! Awards will be given for Best Dressed! So break out those head bands, tube socks and glitter pants! Want more music, the Back Yard Boogie series will start that afternoon at The Big House featuring Josh Graff Band, the Wall & Bill Zorn. $8. This event is rain or shine and there will be no refunds issued for the race or Back Yard Boogie. Fees: Through May 1 $25.00 May 2-May 10th and day of $35.00 Download the application online at Questions, email

5.12 “QUARTET” FILM SCREENING Presented by Macon Film Guild at Douglass Theatre. Quartet (UK, Comedy/Drama, 98 minutes, rated PG-13 for brief strong language and suggestive humor) Director: Dustin Hoffman; Starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly. Beecham House is abuzz. The rumor circling the halls is that the home for retired musicians is soon to play host to a new resident. Word is, it's a star. 2pm, 4:30pm and 7:30pm with discussion after the 4:30 screening. $5. SECOND SUNDAY CONCERT FEATURING THE GRAPEVINE Presented by College Hill Alliance at Washington Park. Free 6-8pm. This month’s concert in the College Hill Corridor falls on Mother’s Day and features The Grapevine, one of Macon’s most endearing party bands! The free outdoor concert takes place in a beautiful historic park as the sun sets over downtown Macon. Kids splash in the park’s fountains. Leashed pets are welcomed. And picnics and coolers are encouraged. Food and beverage are also available for purchase on site. The College Hill Alliance will have a special gift for all of the mothers in the audience! Visit or call the College Hill Alliance at 478.301.2008 for more information. ARCHAEOLOGY AT OCMULGEE NATIONAL MONUMENT Park Ranger will give a talk on our 1690 British Trading Post. Free event, 3-4pm. 1207 Emery Highway, Macon.


5.18 JAZZ ASSOCIATION PRESENTS BOURBON AND BRASS Back by popular demand, the Jazz Association of Macon invites you to join our organization and to join us for our annual patron party. Featuring live jazz and libations, this lovely and lively spring garden party will be from 7:30 pm-10:30 pm. 478-750-0480

Macon Arts Gallery The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is always free. For more info call 478.743.6940. 486 First St. Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life Presented by Museum of Arts and Sciences at Museum of Arts & Sciences March 1-September 8, 2013 - a remarkable exhibition that celebrates every note of every player in the symphony of life — is an interactive exhibit with rich experiences from three immersive environments — underwater, forest’s edge, and a city square. $10 for adults, $5 children 17 and under. 4182 Forsyth Road

Open gallery exhibits at Contemporary Arts Exchange. Resident and guest artist exhibits every First Friday, 7 - 10 p.m. 2nd Floor, 590 Mulberry St.


Rock & Roll Stroll - a 2 1/2 hour guided walk through the Intown Historic residential and business district, this tour includes stories about and stops at some of the crash pads, offices and venues where Macon's music icons lived, worked and played, beginning at Washington Park on Magnolia Street and finishing at the famous H&H Restaurant on Forsyth St, where tour guests can rest and replenish on their own with vittles by everybody's favorite "Mama" Louise Hudson. Every Second Saturday of the Month, starting May 11, at 10 am. Cost is $15 per person, or $10/person for six or more in a group. Reservations required at or 478-955-5997.

farmer’s markets

Wesleyan Market every second Saturday 9am - 1pm. Held monthly, this fun community event features a variety of locally grown and produced items ranging from flowers and organic fruits and vegetables to baked goods. Music, fun & educational events also offered. Free and open to the public. Mulberry Market every Wednesday. 4:30-7pm. Find a variety of all things fresh and local, from honey to breads, seasonal vegetables to grass-fed beef.

museum hours

Museum of Arts & Sciences. Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. $5 - $10. Free for Bibb Co. residents the first Sunday of each month. 478-477-3232. 4182 Forsyth Rd.

Tubman African American Museum Tuesday-Friday 9am – 5pm Sat – 11-5pm $8general admission $6 for seniors/students/military $4children

Georgia Children’s Museum: Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 -5:30, $4 per person, 2 and under free. Free admission on Tuesdays from 10:30 -1:30 for City of Macon residents and First Fridays from 5:30-8:30. The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House in Macon. This houseturned-museum was where members of the Allman Brothers Band, their roadies, friends and families lived between 1970 and 1973.Call for hours. 741.5551. 2321 Georgia Sports Hall of Fame TuesdaySaturday, 9am-5pm (admission $8 for adults; $6 college students, & military;



As a consumer, it is hard to get a grasp on our health. We are given conflicting information with all avenues appearing to have documentation for their way of thinking. It almost takes a religious faith to believe either side, or resort to an atheistic view of food and just not care whether the manipulation of food DNA will cause real harm or kill us. Here in Macon, we are really beginning to see a big push to recognize food for what it is. Whether we know someone with celiac’s, which is the body’s inability to process gluten (which is found in many more things than bread) or whether we have seen the growth in childhood obesity and recognize that there are very few products that do not contain some form of sugar or high fructose corn syrup, there has been a persistent movement to help us find a place to buy produce that are grown locally, based on organic standards, or meat that is grass fed, hormone free, and organic. Many farms are interested in working with people, young and old, who want to know more about and get involved in local farming and organic farming. Davis Farm has long made it a practice to educate the public and accept interns on their farm. One of the newest farmers on the scene hoping to make a big impact in local farm development as well as help connect landowners and young farmers in a financially feasible way that benefits both parties is Babe and Sage Farms. Babe and Sage Farms was started by Chelsea Losh and Bobby Jones in 2011. Working with the Oetter Family in

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Gordon, they found a leasing agreement that would help the “accidental” farmers they had degrees in English Literature and Liberal Studies respectively before falling in love with farming after working on farms in West Virginia and North Carolina - and the landowners both feel satisfied with the arrangements. Now, Babe and Sage Farm only wants to increase the knowledge and understanding of locally sourced, organic, sustainable farming for the community at large. We have come so far from our agriculture past that some children have no idea where food comes from, other than the grocery store. In a lot of ways, most of us don’t know how our food is grown, what it takes to get food to where we are, nor do we understand the advantages that local farming affords us. There are two sides in the food story, at least the bigger story that gets told in film and news. Monsanto and companies like it champion food technology. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), seeds that only grow for a season, fertilizers that tries to kill anything that crawls. We’ve experienced more productivity with fewer farms because of technology in farming. There is no way we can deny that technology has aided in farming. In the 1950s, a single farm would produce enough for 15 people here and abroad. By the end of the 1970s, just 30 years later, a single farm was feeding a little over 75 people in the US and abroad. In the time it took from my mom’s birth to my own, farm production had grown by 200%.

Technology has done wonders for farming, from growing, to tilling, to transporting. Yet in all of this, the other side - Food Inc. and those who champion the “real” food side - has brought to bear the dangers that go along with the benefits of technology. Genetic modification has not truly been vetted on its safety for human consumption. Wheat bred for more gluten has exposed the inability of some people to process it, corn bred to be the basis of all things may be the source of the increase in childhood obesity, cotton bred to be more hardy may be helping create bugs that are immune to organic pesticides. Genetic modification in food has been linked to everything from childhood diabetes to suicide of farmers in India. Even if it’s good for a short time, the biggest thing the farming community is finding is that genetic modification is building a heartier pest. While Babe and Sage does not work with genetically modified seeds, they are worried about the impact GMOs have on pests. “There have been reports of Round Up-resistant pigweed in South Georgia and Colorado Potato Beetles developing resistance to Bt from genetically-modified potatoes,” said Bobby. “Bt is a bacterial concentration used in both conventional and organic agriculture as a natural pesticide for many beetle pests. So, if that resistance were to spread, it could have pretty big consequences for our farm, not to mention our national food supply.” According to the USDA, 27% of farm operators said they were 65 years of age or older. In fact, the fear that advanced age will lead to a mass exodus, possibly even a close, of older family farms has been theorized. Yet there are many sources that point to young people who are interested in communal living and locally sourced, organic farming taking the chance to get out there. If you consider that most farms are consolidating, becoming increasingly more productive with less employees and less land just to remain competitive, you can begin to see the obstacles limiting the number of young farmers entering the fray. Money for land, the cost for equipment, and education on what it takes to operate a farm as a business, as well as the low return on investment would normally be deterrents for those under the age of 40 becoming farmers, yet the need to impact our food system, to bring back a sense of trust on the part of the consumer, and to be a part of a sustainable, organic, movement as we begin to see the hazards in where

farming has taken us in the last few decades has drawn idealistic Gen-Xers and millennials from all walks of life and different professions into farming. In the middle Georgia area, we have slowly been increasing awareness of the need for foods grown locally. On April 7, 2007, City Market on the Green opened at the bottom of Poplar Street. A collaboration between the City of Macon, NewTown Macon, and a local farmers’ group, the market endeavored to bring locally grown produce from small farms to the citizens of Macon. When the Wesleyan Market opened, the Saturday market vendors were split over where to be. Some would go to Wesleyan hoping that the North Macon crowd would be bigger than the downtown crowd. Eventually the entire Market would go to Wesleyan University for that Saturday and then open the remaining Saturdays downtown. By April 6, 2011, the Mulberry Street Market was opened. For a few months people were able to have two organic, locally produced grocery shopping days. By winter, City Market on the Green was no more. If it were not for the push that Davis Farms and the other farmers who helped start City Market on the Green with the City of Macon and NewTown, we would still be ignorant of the possibilities for local, organic foods in our area. Despite losing the Saturday City Market on the Green, both the Mulberry Street Market and the Wesleyan Market has grown significantly. Not only have we seen an increase in the number of small scale farmers providing produce to the people of Macon, but we’ve also been introduced to grass fed, no hormone beef, chicken (and eggs), and pork. Six years ago, people would never have thought of paying the extra cost for these foods, but the food education we have received, and the growth of locally sourced, organic food advocates, both in Macon and nationally, has made the Market a big component in the growth of Macon’s understanding of food. Babe and Sage Farms is one of the newest vendors in Macon. They are not unique in scope, although they have been fortunate enough to meet a landowner willing to lease them land for what they want that is not only fair and financially feasible for the farmers but also fair and equitable for the landowner. “I am very passionate about land tenure options for young farmers,” said Bobby. “Last year, I wrote an article and spoke on a workshop panel at Georgia Organics about land lease agreements. I feel like that is a critical

Bobby and Chelsea cultivate and operate Babe + Sage Farm in Gordon, GA. Bobby, right, is baking their bread in their custom built brick oven on the property. Purchase their produce and breads every Wednesday at Mulberry Market. piece to the good food movement that we may have gotten right at Babe + Sage. We have a long-term lease agreement on our property that protects our investment and protects our landowner's investment. I think we are also fortunate to have found a family who owns this property who sees our presence at their farm as an asset. You know, vacant farm land doesn't take care of itself and doesn't pay the property taxes. There are lots of energetic young people like us who have little capital but lots of energy and knowledge about growing and running a farm. The missing link seems to be an equitable and sustainable link between the two. That's what I really hope we can teach to other aspiring farmers out there.” They both laugh a little when they talk about being young farmers because it is something they are passionate about. “Before we even began farming, we watched a trailer for the Greenhorns, a documentary about young farmers across the country. It sounds so cheesy to say that farming, one of the oldest occupations, feels like this new and exciting movement, but sometimes it does feel like we are a part of this big new thing!” said Bobby. “I think we are coming to a time in this country where the way we think about food and land and community and the basic elements of life is undergoing a quiet but drastic re-thinking. Some days, it feels like our farm is just a tiny part of it all, but others it does feel like we are somehow a part of something bigger.” Babe and Sage is very interested in helping anyone interested in learning about farming. Not only do they educate consumers at the Mulberry Street Market and the Greenway Farmer’s Market in Milledgeville, but they also host events on their farm for the purpose of education. Chelsea is very passionate about organizing young farmers, both on a local level and a political level. “We just launched a Middle Georgia chapter of Crop Mob, an organization that hosts work days for aspiring farmers or just people who are interested in local food at local farms. We are also trying to organize a Middle Georgia Farmers Alliance to give a coherent marketing, educational, logistical, and political voice for growers in the area.”

Not only are they trying to help young farmers, but they are also trying to contribute to the community at large. “In a larger sense, I think that we would like to impact the communities we are a part of by encouraging people be healthier, not just by eating good food, but by sharing good food with each other,” enthused Chelsea. “We hope to build a community of "foodies" by being a place that people can come to gather and not only learn about food, but also to learn about natural farming practices and being a part of the healing food system. We hope that by hosting potlucks (once a season) and Farm Dinners (first Sundays!) we can encourage people to not only learn about where the food comes from, but also to learn a little more about each other. We plan to spend our free time celebrating the food we love with the people we love and we hope that we can encourage our customers to do the same!” Babe and Sage Farm is a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), which allows people to buy a “farm share” in Babe and Sage and reap the benefits of that purchase in veggies, bread, and eggs. They host classes on the farm as well as host Farm Dinners. Ranging from $25$40 per person. They have also built a brick oven on the farm, thanks to supporters and Kickstarter, in which they bake their breads. They can be found at the Mulberry Street Market on Wednesdays where shareholders can pick up their Farm Shares and customers can choose from a selection of veggies and bread from them as well as their fellow farmers and The Greenway Market in Milledgeville on Saturdays. Stop by Babe and Sage Farm or check them out online at

Babe + Sage's Farm Share Program

This weeks Farm Share with Babe + Sage Farms included; fresh bread, a dozen farm-raised eggs, radishes, english peas, snap peas, spring greens, butter lettuce and collard greens.

is a great way to get the freshest seasonal produce available! Members purchase a "share" in the farm at the beginning of the season and receive a weekly share of produce every week throughout the season. Farm Share members can expect useful quantities of 6-8 seasonal vegetables or fruits every week. The regular Farm Share averages about $20 per week of produce and can feed one very hungry vegetarian up to a family of 3. The Family-sized share averages about $25 per week, and it is more ideal for a family of 4-5 people. To sign up call 478-628-9059 or visit them at the Mulberry Market on Wednesdays.

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SILVER AIRWAYS HOPES TO MAKE FLYING OUT OF MACON EASIER Silver Airways hopes Maconites will take advantage of their round trip flights to Orlanda International Airport for their business and leisure travel. Averaging one hundred dollars, skip the drive, parking fees and wait time in Atlanta for this new convenience. BY MEAGAN RYDHOLM

For those living in and around Macon, the closest airport requires an hour and a half drive, nearly always full parking lots, and crowded security lines at Hartsfield Jackson Airport in Atlanta. Although Hartsfield is the largest airport and has hundreds of connecting flights both domestic and international, Orlando International Airport offers many similar destinations domestically and internationally as well. Maconites will no longer have to make the drive to Atlanta for their connecting flights. Silver Airways is making its debut at the Macon Regional Airport. This airline will provide reliable transportation between Macon and Orlando in addition to connecting Macon and Atlanta. Currently Silver Airways offers one-way as well as two-way tickets to both destinations out of Macon. New non-stop flights were introduced to the Macon Regional Airport on the first of April. Silver Airways was officially introduced in December of 2011 as a co-chair partner with United Airlines and was named a recipient of the Air Transport World’s 2013 Airline Industry Achievement Award and is proud of the company’s rare vision of passion in every aspect of their team and operations. Additionally, Silver services the most locations in Florida. On April 25th, Silver Airways hosted a group of Macon officials and flew them down to Orlando for the day to meet with representatives from the city of Orlando as well as representatives of the Orlando International Airport (MCO). April 25th was a beautiful day for a flight with sunny and clear skies that made for an easy trip down to Orlando. Although smaller in size than many of its competitors, this particular plane (a Saab 340Bplus model) was quiet and comfortable, with full safety precautions and considerations. Gate to gate time was approximately an hour and forty minutes, which is roughly the same amount of time it would take to drive to Atlanta and into the parking lots at

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Hartsfield. As well as being more efficient, Silver Airways is also more economic with sixty percent less fuel per hour than a seventy-seat jet. The day started off with introductions at the airport with a breakfast array of fresh fruit, pastries, and coffee. The Director of Sales and Business Development, David Gentry welcomed passengers and thanked the airport staff for their dedication and hard work to make this flight a possibility before cutting the cake alongside Mayor Reichert and council member Louis Tompkins. Once in Orlando, the group was given small tours of the airport and all that Orlando has to offer. Following introductory tours, a lunch was held in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, which is a 4-diamond hotel restaurant with 450 rooms. After lunch, representatives of Macon, Orlando, and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority gave presentations highlighting the importance of connections between the two cities and the role of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. The aviation opportunities of Silver Airways will enable the connection between the heart of Florida with the heart of Georgia. Although Silver Airways is still extremely new to Macon, it will be a huge benefit to citizens of Macon and help connect our city to other destinations in a way that has not been available to us before. It certainly should be taken into consideration when planning your next trip whether for business, pleasure, or both. Many people will benefit from this development for students hoping to go home easier and quicker, for military personnel wanting a quicker alternative to driving, and for business personnel to make the most of their time. Currently from Macon to Orlando tickets average just over one hundred dollars one-way and two hundred twenty for a roundtrip. For more information and to purchase tickets visit This new airline gives a true southern hospitality in the air.





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BY RICK HUTTO City-wide Councilman, published author

Flying Again

acon’s passenger airline service to and from Atlanta used to be provided by a company that might or might not dispatch a small, single-engine plane in either direction. There was no certainty your flight would actually depart and it seemed much easier and more reliable to drive to Atlanta and pay $12 a day for economy parking or take the Groome’s shuttle service for $36 one-way. All that has changed. I’m delighted that Silver Airways has been chosen to provide our new daily air service to Atlanta. What’s just as important, however, is that they are also flying every day non-stop between Macon and the Orlando International Airport. This Gainesville, Florida-based company was chosen as 2013’s Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World, the leading monthly magazine devoted to the airline industry. Silver operates under a principal code share agreement with United Airlines and also has an interline contract with Delta Airlines, allowing smooth transfers to other flights and even allows the traveler to earn frequent flyer points in those airline’s programs. If you fly from Macon to Atlanta or Orlando, you can check your bag all the way to your final destination even if you’re going abroad. There is no additional security check and the security system at Macon’s airport takes only a couple of minutes. As the Chairman of City Council’s Public Properties Committee that oversees the operation of Middle Georgia Regional Airport, I’ve long argued that we should be giving middle Georgia travelers more airline destination options and Orlando was at the top of my list. The Orlando International Airport is the number one airport destination in the world for leisure travelers (as opposed to Atlanta which attracts more business passengers). Because of family passenger volume, Orlando’s prices for international flights are significantly lower than those from Atlanta. Orlando also has airlines that don’t operate in Atlanta, including Jet Blue, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin America, Bahamasair, Aer Lingus (Ireland), and Avianca (Portugal). I do a lot of international traveling and it always galls me when I fly into Atlanta or Chicago and have to claim my bag, go through customs, then re-check my bag. Orlando has perfected a system that eliminates that extra step. I was delighted to be onboard Silver’s inaugural flight to Orlando along with the Mayor and several

business and industry leaders. The beautiful new airplanes being used are Saab 340B twin-engine turbo-props with 34 seats, a flight attendant serving drinks, and a passenger bathroom. At 6’3” I could almost stand straight up in the aisle and there are overhead bins for carry-on bags. Our flight time to Orlando was one hour and 16 minutes, about the time it takes to drive to the Atlanta airport if there is absolutely no traffic. I was surprised to learn that, had we stayed on this same flight, we would have flown on to Marsh Harbor, Bahamas. Who would have thought we could fly from Macon to the Caribbean with just one stop? Although there were special introductory fares, the average cost will be $45 to Atlanta and $116 to Orlando. The Atlanta flight currently leaves Macon at 6:20 p.m. arriving at 7:05 p.m. and returns daily leaving Atlanta at 9:00 a.m. arriving in Macon at 9:45 a.m. By remaining on Silver Airways in Atlanta, you can then fly non-stop to Hattiesburg-Laurel, Meridian, Tupelo and Greenville (MS), Muscle Shoals, or even Lewisburg, West Virginia. Of course lots of other airlines serve hundreds of destinations and, as noted earlier, you can transfer to them with no problem. Just for curiosity, I priced a roundtrip ticket to Dublin, Ireland, on the first week of June. From Atlanta, with one or two stops and plane changes, the fare hovered around $1300. From Orlando, the non-stop fare was $1095. Add the price of parking in Atlanta (there is no charge for parking at the Macon airport where you are 50 feet from the front door), the huge difference in security wait times, and the extra time and expense to drive to Atlanta, and you’ve more than paid for your roundtrip ticket on Silver Airways through Orlando. Now that we’ve been provided this great new service, middle Georgia residents must use it. While Silver Airways is a great company, they aren’t going to keep serving us if they lose money. Why not fly down to the Bahamas for a weekend using Silver? Or book an off-season visit to the Greenbrier Resort. Try routing your next international flight through Orlando instead of Atlanta. I’m now urging Silver Airways to start service from Macon to Biloxi where there are nine casino resorts offering first-class entertainment and dining. I know we currently have busloads of church groups who are being driven there for a day or two of fun. Doesn’t flying from Macon make much more sense?





Will Karen Handel Run for US Senate? I Hope So.





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A lot of you may remember way back in 2010 that we had a pretty spirited campaign for the Republican nomination for Governor of Georgia.

The original candidates were then Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, former Secretary of State Karen Handel, then State Senators Eric Johnson and Jeff Chapman, all-around kook Ray McBerry, then State Representative Austin Scott, and the ultimate winner then Congressman Nathan Deal. I had originally been for Commissioner Oxendine but after his fourth place finish in the primary, I formally endorsed Karen Handel instead of Nathan Deal, and though Deal won, I have never once regretted my decision. Since the election, Oxendine has slipped into a Nixon-like self imposed exile, Johnson went back into the private sector as an architect, Chapman was elected to the Georgia House, McBerry is still fighting the Civil War, Scott was elected to the US House of Representatives and Deal became Governor. But what became of Karen Handel? Well many of you may have heard that not long after losing the runoff to Deal Mrs. Handel went to work for the Susan G. Komen foundation as its’ Vice President of Public Affairs. You may even remember that she left that position last year when first the Komen Foundation pulled funding for Planned Parenthood but then reversed its’ decision when it bowed to pressure put on it by the pro-choice movement. Handel even turned down a severance package offered to her by the Foundation. Since then she has written a book about her experiences with Komen called "Planned Bullyhood", which is a MUST read, by the way. You may ask why am I bringing all of this to your attention? Well I can tell you that there is a lot of political buzzing about the very real possibility that Karen Handel will be running for the Republican nomi-

nation for the US Senate seat that will be left vacant by the retiring Saxby Chambliss. At present, US House members Phil Gingrey, Paul Broun and Jack Kingston have all officially announced their candidacy for the seat while there are some rumors that another House member, Tom Price, will remain in Congress instead of throwing his hat in. It is in my opinion that Handel is far more superior than any other candidate out there and can represent Georgia with dignity and honor and will be a much better candidate to run statewide against any Democrat. It’s also my opinion that the Democrat to beat will be Kasim Reed, current Mayor of Atlanta. Only Handel will be able to garner the statewide appeal necessary to beat a strong candidate such as Reed. She already has a very large network of supporters who have been begging for her to make the plunge and she has the experience to be an excellent Senator. Further, she has shown with her dealings with the Komen Foundation and Planned Parenthood that she won’t compromise her beliefs and is certainly a person with the highest level of integrity. Gingrey will do well in his local area as will Kingston, but neither is very well known outside their own district. Broun is known, but generally not for reasons that are good for a candidate as he is the Republican version of Vice-President Joe Biden, aka "The Human Gaffe Machine." Now please don’t get me wrong...should any of these other candidates win the nomination, I will be supporting them, but Karen Handel is my first choice and I offer my 100% endorsement of her campaign...should she run, which I sincerely hope she does. All I can say is Run Karen Run!




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20’s Pub Boasting freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and dinner specials in a well-lit tavern-like setting. LD • BAR • $ 3076 Riverside Dr. AP’s Hidden Hideaway Making homecooked meals like your mamma used tomake.Menu also features burgers, sandwiches, wings and more. LD • BAR $ 4274 Broadway. Open Tues-Fri 3pm - 2am. Sat and Sunday at noon.Waiter service and outdoor seating available. (478) 781-5656

Bearfoot Tavern Downtown Macon’s only sports tavern with loads of beers on tap, 25 in bottles, great food and flat screen tvs at every booth. LD • BAR • $ 401 Cherry Street. Open Monday through Friday at 4:00 p.m and all day on Saturday and Sunday at noon.

Billy’s Clubhouse Come try Billy's new menu with our angus burgers, colossal sandwiches, great salads, appetizers and more. Lunch and dinner specials available as well as our late nite menu. "We upped our standards, Now up yours!" LD • $ • BAR 1580 Forest Hill Road, Macon. Mon-Sat 11a2p, Sun 12:30p - 12a. Buffalos Cafe on Zebulon You know this place has great wings, but they also feature a large selection of salads and sandwiches, large screen tvs to watch all your favorite games and a popular trivia night for the whole family. LD • BAR • $ 5990 Zebulon Rd. CJ’s Bar & Grill You can’t really call this bar food. Is it fried, yes, but it’s fresh and so, so good! Sloppy nachos, great burgers and chicken wraps. LD • BAR • $ 2910 Riverside Drive, 757-3262 Friends Bar & Grill Serving up your favorite homestyle dishes, along with famous burgers, chicken tenders and other bar food staples. 7405 Industrial Highway, 784-9191

Fowl Play Downtown Macon’s only wing house specializing in dozens of flavors, bar food staples and some surprising specialties, including Sloppy Joe Nachos, amazing sandwiches (such as the fried shrimp po boy), entrees, salads, and more. Also open late Thur - Sat til 4am. LD • BAR • $ 580 Cherry St

Locos Grill & Pub Casual, kid-friendly, family dining.We’re talking great food, sports on the big screens and a full bar. Fantastic weekly specials and live

dogs, hamburgers, and other sandwiches. BLD • $ 430 Cotton Avenue, 743.1368

The Rookery There isn’t a place downtown that has been serving us longer.The Rookery offers some of the best comfort food in Macon. Burgers, Nachos, Sandwiches and daily lunch specials that can’t be beat. LD BAR $ 543 Cherry Street, 746-8658

Wild Wing Cafe Newly opened franchise at the Shoppes at River Crossing, fantastic wings in over 30 flavors, over 20 brews on tap, great salads and one of the few dining options in North Macon that offers live music on the weekends. LD • BAR $-$$, 477.WILD


Caliente’s Burrito Shop We’ve all had this style of big burrito by now, but Caliente’s does them the best. If you can handle it, get the MOAB… if not, there’s always the Thrilla From Tha Grilla, which is just right. LD • $ 6255 Zebulon Road

Margaritas Four locations serving Macon......Presidential Pkwy., Zebulon Rd., Bass Rd and Mercer Village....outdoor dining available at Bass and Mercer. 24 draft beers at Mercer Village location. LD • BAR • $ El Sombrero Witha brand new outside dining patio, this is the place to get some fresh, authentic mexican cuisine in downtown Macon. Mariachi bands on Wednesday and Thursday nights. LD • BAR • $ Located off Spring Street in the Baconsfield Shopping Center.


Nu-Way Weiners Open since 1916, this original store with its neon sign is one of America's oldest hot dog stands and they serve secret recipe chili sauce, famous hot

Dovetail Downtown Macon’s newest restaurant featuring farm to table cuisine and a fully stocked bar of premier bourbons measured by “the finger.” Southern crafted small plates and inspired entrees in a cozy, lodge-like atmosphere. Located above the Rookery, they do accept reservations. D •

Ingleside Village Pizza IVP has the best pizza in town and the best beer selection. Keep it classy with the white pizza and a Stella Artois or, keep it real with a slice of the ultimate and a 24-oz. High Life. LD • BAR $ 2396 Ingleside Avenue, & downtown across from Mercer Univ.

Mellow Mushroom In 1974, three college students in Atlanta opened the first of what has now grown to 100 restaurants. Each one locally-owned and operated, with their own distinct, funkified flavor. Gourmet pizza, original sandwiches and a large drink menu. Family friendly! LD • BAR • $-$$ 5425 Bowman Road, Macon.

Guiseppi’s Pizza With fresh baked pizza and exclusive wedgies, pasta dishes and salads, this pizza place has a little something for everyone. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4-7pm. LD • BAR • $-$$ Tom Hill Sr. Blvd.

Market City Café – Superb sandwiches, homemade soups, loaded salads, pizza and pastas. Unique breakfast menu including gourmet coffees and teas. Dinner now being served Fridays and Saturdays featuring seafood and steak specials. Full bar, excellent wine cellar. Full catering services on or off site. Open Tues-Thur, 7am-6pm; Friday and Saturday 7am-9pm. 502 Cherry St., Macon 257-6612 BLD • BAR • $-$$


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EVERYDAY IHOP (Tom Hill Sr. Blvd. 254-7100 or Eisenhower 784-0800 ) – 12 and under eat free; one per adult – 4:00 – 9:00 pm S & S Cafeterias – 10 and under eat for 99¢ – purchase one adult meal and dine in; no limit on number of kid’s meals – all day Sunday Cici’s Pizza – Kids 3 and under eat free from the Cici’s Pizza buffet everyday!

MONDAYS Sticky Fingers - Recieve one free kids meal with the purchase of one adult meal $7.99 or higher. Valid Monday through Wednesday only. McAlister’s Deli (Presidential Parkway 4747783 and Zebulon Road 405-6825) - 12 and under; one per adult – after 5pm (Tuesday also)


Adriana’s Quick & delicious cafeteria-style lunch, serving the most authentic Italian in town, including sandwiches, soup, salads, pasta, pizza. Mon-Thur 11-5, Fri-Sat 11-6pm. L • $ 359 Third Street

Friends Bar & Grill of Byron Daily lunch specials, poker, pool and karaoke. 101 W. E. Green Jr. Parkway Byron

Roasted Cafe & Lounge Serving delicious specialty deli-style sandwiches like the Cali Club,The Greek Heat and Roasted Chicken. Also, delicious salads and grown-up PB&Js.Try their famous Date Shake or specialty coffees. 442 Second Street, downtown Macon.

Jim Shaw’s Casual dining with Macon’s best seafood, tuna tidbits, scallops, wild Georgia shrimp. Seperate bar area with smoking. D • BAR $-$$ 3040 Vineville


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specialty sandwiches 7 days a week. One of the few restaurants downtown open on Sundays and the only late night eatery on Saturdays 12:30am til 3am! LD • $ 587 Cherry Street, 254.3059. Second location; Greek Corner Pizza also offers calzones, pizzas, greek firies and plenty of ready-made desserts. Forsyth Street.

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BAR • $$-$$$ 543 Cherry Street, 238.4693. Hours: 5:30-10 p.m.TuesdaysThursdays; 5:30-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays

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Taki Japanese Steakhouse Serving traditional hibachi with flair and fresh and creative sushi selections. Private bar area,The Blue Diamond Bar, features Happy Hour all week 4:30-6:30pm with specials such as 20% off sushi and $5 sake cocktails including Plum and Saki Sunrise. Thursday and Sundays enjoy $1 sushi specials. LD • BAR • $-$$ 6255 Zebulon Rd

Metropolis Cafe Offering Greek, Mediterranean and Indian Cuisine. Macon - 2460 Riverside Dr. (478) 464-0247; Hours of operation: Mon. – Sun., 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. $-$$

Ninja Japanese Steakhouse Newly opened in downtown Macon, enjoy their unique and delicious sushi options prepared by owner and 20-year chef, along side freshly prepared Japanese offerings. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar available. Located in Mulberry Street Lane, across from Tokyo Alley. LD • BAR • $-$$


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WEDNESDAYS Calientes Burrito Shop (471-8110) – 12 and under eat free; one per adult – after 6:00 pm Georgia Bob’s (257-6710) – 10 and under eat free; one per adult – and after 5pm Saturday

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Josh Graff is a busy guy. Juggling two different bands, touring, playing gigs... he also works at the newly opened Guitar Center in Macon. Which he says, “I love it! I get paid to hang out in a store full of guitars and musicians and talk gear all day.” Listen up to Josh Graff, on his music, influences and hobbies.

Currently, I'm a part of two different projects musically. I have my blues band, Josh Graff & Friends, and we only play once a month or so around Macon, and it's just a good time. We're not trying to "make it" or whatever, we're just a group of good friends getting together to do what we love doing. I've always been a blues guitarist, but this is the first time that I've ever had a blues band, so it feels really good to be able to get together and have that "release". My main project right now would be playing guitar and singing background vocals in The Travis Denning Band. I teamed up with Travis a little over a year ago. I invited him out to jam at a Josh Graff & Friends gig and

we met that night and I was totally blown away... I have so much faith in him and love the kid like a brother. He constantly blows my mind with, not only his talent in songwriting, guitar playing, and singing, but his spirit is just awesome. He's definitely got his stuff together and has a lot of drive and determination. This kids going places and it's just an honor to be able to call him one of my best friends.

I've been a part of a ton of other projects in the past. I played guitar for a little over a year in JuBee and The Morning After. Before that, I moved to Atlanta for a couple of years and played guitar for Ben Deignan and Suburban Soul. We toured a good bit of the country and had some great opportunities to open for a lot of great acts and played for a lot of really great people.

My favorite local place to play is, without a doubt, The Hummingbird.The vibe there is great. Any and everybody is welcome to just come and be themselves and it's always pretty diverse. Tim, Vic, and the whole crew over there always treat us good! We'll be back at The Hummingbird May 10 with The Travis Denning Band and Josh Graff and Friends will be their June 7th.

I grew up being around music all the time. My dad ran sound for several bands and he plays guitar as well. One day, when I was about 10 or so, he was playing in his bed room and walked out for a minute. I eased in and decided that I wanted to see what this thing was all about. I picked it up and somehow just started picking out something like "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and when I heard my dad coming back, I ran out. He came in and said "Was that you?!" and, of course, I was like "Who?! What?! Huh?!", but he knew it was me and evidently impressed enough to start teaching me a little. Shortly thereafter, I took lessons for a couple of years from Bruce Whitten, an amazing local guitarist and a great teacher.

When I'm not playing or working, I'm usually laid up on the couch watching movies with my wife and two boxers, Muddy Waters Graff and Koko Taylor Graff.






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The Kentucky Derby. Cinco de Mayo. First Friday. Shaky Knees Music Festival. The weekend is already shaping up to be one where you're going to be spread thin. Between all the mint juleps and margaritas, it should be interesting checking the mugshot listing Monday morning. Play it safe, Macon. "The American Landscape", a show featuring the work of Daly Smith, opens on Friday, May 3rd at The 567 Center. The show exhibits Smith's oil paintings of scenes from around the city of Macon, as well as throughout the United States. Seeing as it is First Friday, there are a number of other shows opening around town, but this one looks particularly interesting. The inaugural Shaky Knees Music Festival takes over a newly-renovated Fourth-Ward Park in Atlanta on May 4th & 5th. Featuring headlining slots from Band of Horses and The Lumineers, Shaky Knees is just one of many festivals popping up throughout Georgia. Taking a much more laid back approach to music fests, Hoopie Jam will be going on at the same time in Norristown. Mike Farris and Wet Willie cap off Hoopie Jam, a fest that embraces the ideals of the 60's and 70's (bring your own beer, nude dancing by the lake, don't eat the brown acid). And then later in the month, Passion Pit & Ellie Goulding co-headlining the 2nd annual Party in the Park in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park. Also going on this first weekend in May is the Macon Gardens & Historic Interiors, featuring tours of downtown lofts and historic homes namely Villa Albacini on Tucker Road - the event offers a one-of-a-kind look

at some of the most beautiful gardens but in this case I felt it appropriate. My in Macon and a special outdoor market older brother Justin will be walking on the lawn at the Hay House. across the stage that morning and I Mother's Finest makes their long couldn't be prouder of him. I expect it awaited return to Macon on May 9th at to be a weekend of camaraderie, noothe Cox Capitol Theatre. The bands last show here brought a capacity crowd to the Theatre, so purchase advance tickets if you haven't yet. They've been touring together since the 70's, but take it from me, the group still Georgia funk rock band Mother's Finest have been playing shows since rocks. And if you're 1976. In the 1970s, Mother's Finest became the most dangerous opening looking to go cougar act in rock, blowing away headliners like Aerosmith, and Ted Nugent. They put on a fanstastic show and are middle Georgia favorites. hunting, this show should be like Chasen's Lounge on steroids. It was a gies, and telling stories about all the times I've beaten up on him. blast last time. I'm looking forward to seeing Congratulations to everyone in the Travis Denning and his band at The class of 2013, wherever your degree is Hummingbird on Friday, May 10th. coming from. The Big House Museum hosts Travis recently returned from the Toad Lick Music Festival where the their Rambling Road Race early on band shared the staged with everyone the morning of the 11th. Starting in from Luke Bryan to Three Doors Central City Park, the 5k/10k races Down. If you haven't seen him live, benefit the museum and are only it's worth it, regardless of if you con- $25.00 if you pre-register. It will be sider yourself a country music fan. interesting to see how many long From there, it's over to Roasted to haired hippies make it to the finish line. catch Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, You can treat yourself later in the one of the best live acts I've ever had evening to a free concert at the Pavilion at the museum. the pleasure of seeing in Macon. This time around, the column is You can expect Macon to be crowded that weekend anyways. shorter than usual. I've been on my first Mercer University's graduation is on vacation in forever and I'll be entirely May 11th and it's always exciting to see honest in saying it just slipped my downtown packed with parents telling mind. As much fun as I'm having stories about what Macon used to be though, I'm excited to get back to like. I don't give shout-outs frequently, Macon. See you soon.


5/3 - England in 1819 w/ Moon Trash & One Horse Parade Roasted 5/5 - Broadway in May w/ JJ Hobbs - Vineville United Methodist

5/9 - Macon Massive Bass Monthly - Element

5/17 - Dank Sinatra - The Hummingbird

5/17 - Ponderosa w/ 100 Watt Horse - Rookery - Mama's Love - Roasted

5/18 - The Jagged Stones - Cox Capitol Theatre

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FRI 5/3

Mama T 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive

David Beale Bearfoot Tavern, 9-12 on patio Marty Evans Band Billy’s Clubhouse J LaPalme Band Grant’s Lounge Boothill The Hummingbird

Savannah Alday CD Release Party Mellow Mushroom, 9pm free! Uprise w/ McBreezy Roasted Cafe & Lounge Loose Skrews Band Wild Wing Cafe

SAT 5/4

Sissy Foxfire AP’s Hidden Hideaway

Barry Darnell & the Mobile Slim Band The Hummingbird Lance Daniel Band Billy’s Clubhouse

Kentucky Derby Party Locos Deli & Pub

Cinco de Mayo party with Matthew Rogers Band Margaritas - Mercer Village The Regulars Mellow Mushroom, 8pm free! England 1819, One Horse Parade Roasted Cafe & Lounge Matt Pippin Band Wild Wing Cafe

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Mother’s Finest Cox Capitol Theatre Muddy Guy Billy’s Clubhouse

Blair Cummins & the Hookers The Hummingbird Scott Little Wild Wing Cafe

FRI 5/10

The Long Shots 20’s Pub, Riverside Drive Dry County AP’s Hidden Hideaway Milk Money Billy’s Clubhouse

Uncle Earl & Friends Grant’s Lounge Travis Denning The Hummingbird

Fresh Heat Band Mellow Mushroom, 9pm free! Roots of Rebellion Roasted Cafe & Lounge

Travis Bryant Band Wild Wing Cafe

SAT 5/11

On the Deck: Big Mike 3:306:30, Dawn of the Hippies 7-til. Inside: Mama T & Friends AP’s Hidden Hideaway Stoopgrass Billy’s Clubhouse

Dirty Doves Backporch Lounge Echospeed The Hummingbird

Now and Then Mellow Mushroom

Dark Water Rising Roasted Cafe & Lounge Chuck Courtney Wild Wing Cafe

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Big Mike & Booty Papas APs Hidden Hideaway, 3-8pm


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The Jagged Stones - Rolling Stones Tribute Band Cox Capitol Theatre Josh Daniel Band The Hummingbird Gunshy Billy’s Clubhouse

StereoFidelics Roasted Cafe & Lounge Scott Brantley Wild Wing Cafe

THURS 5/23 Muddy Guy Billy’s Clubhouse Lewis & JP Wild Wing Cafe



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TUESDAY, MAY 14 Riley Biederer @ the Hummingbird

POKER RUN BENEFITING BRUCE HUTCHISON - Bruce had an accident and can't walk. He hasn't been able to work in months and has a very long road to recovery. Bruce and his family need our help.Poker Run- Sat, May 11th Bikes, Cars and Trucks- Rain or Shine. Start @ Hanger Bar & Grill, Finish @ AP's Hidden Hideawaylast bike in at 5:30pm. $15/one hand and $20/two hands $5 each additional- includes 1 food ticket. Days events include 50/50 tickets, Raffle items, Food Plate $8 (free w/ poker hand), dunking booth and so much more for a good cause. Live music On the Deck- 3:30p- 6:30p Big Mike and the Booty Papas & Dawn of the Hippies. Later that night inside on stage will be Mamma T & Friends. Great music all day, awesome patio!

She might be 17 years old but with 3 Million views on her cover video "Diamonds" has Riley Biederer growing in popularity everyday. Riley is a singer/songwriter from Atlanta, USA, with a voice bigger than her ex-gymnast’s frame and a resume beyond her seventeen years. In addition to writing prodigiously on her own, she has recorded with producer/engineer Matt Still. (Elton John, Outkast). Signed in Dec 2011 at Elton John’s direction to international music management company Rocket Music, (Elton John, James Blunt, Lily Allen, Ed Sheeran). Riley is the youngest Rocket Music artist at age 17. She is currently writing and recording songs for her debut album. FREE SHOW

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Wednesday nights at Roasted Cafe & Lounge with the Captain!

Saturdays at Chasen’s Lounge Every Friday & Saturday, Friends Bar & Grill, Macon Sundays 9pm The Backporch Lounge


Every Tuesday night, come play with friends, great prizes! 7-9pm 20’s Pub

Every Monday - Loco’s Grill & Pub Thursdays, Stone-Baked Bingo 7:30pm Mellow Mushroom


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All-Star Trivia every Monday 7-9pm, 20’s Pub Wednesdays at Roasted Cafe

Tuesday Night Trivia (8pm) with Outspoken Entertainment., Wild Wing Cafe

Mellow Trivia, every Tuesday at 8:30, Mellow Mushroom Trivia with Tyler at Loco’s every Wednesday, 8:30pm!

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Every Wednesday at The Rookery, compete for $5,000 grand prize! 8pm

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England in 1819 is an indie chamber rock band from Baton Rouge, comprised of two brothers and their father. Defined by haunting melodies and evocative surges of sound, they create a unique combination of Southern edge and English introspection. This will be a free show! The band will be on a four week national tour to promote their new single and music video "Our Own God". Locals "One Horse Parade" and "Moon Trash" will also be on the bill.

CINCO DE MAYO @ MARGARITA’S Party on Saturday at

the Mercer Village location with the Matthew Rogers Band. For Eatonton’s 25year-old country musician Matthew Rogers, playing and writing music has been part of his DNA since he was in middle school. “Playing the guitar was the one activity that, as a teen, calmed my spirit.” Matthew describes his own music as fun and youthful while at the same time reflecting deeper meaning. “Country music is about real life. Some of those stories can be meaningful and still be fun. My songs will always reflect who I am.” On Sunday, local favorites Deacons of Disaster will be at the Bass Road location.


TRAVIS DENNING BAND @ THE BIRD and New Orleans. He eventually moved to Georgia, where he played juke joints and honky tonks all over the Southeast, and sang for spare change on the streets of Underground Atlanta. Ever the rolling stone, he returned to the blues rhythm he had found in Georgia, this time to Macon, where he continued to make music and live out his groove.



Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Lance and friends. Sunday's festivities will also celebrate Tiffany Collins, who tragically lost everything in a fire this weekend. They will have a donation jar, boxes for household items, and will be assisting in organizing a silent auction with the proceeds benefiting Tiffany. Let's help a long time supporter of downtown business rebuild!


TRAVIS DENNING BAND @ THE HUMMINGBIRD With a powerful voice and a mature musi-

ROOTS OF REBELLION @ ROASTED cianship beyond his years, Travis has proven himself as a must see live performer. states, “Definitely Middle Georgia's next big export!...This dude is going to be the next Keith Urban...”


Hailing from Nashville, and having shared the stage with such acts as The Wailers, Zach Deputy, Passafire, Ashes of Babylon, and The Movement, Roots of a Rebellion actively seeks the hearts and ears of its fans everywhere. Combining elements of reggae, soul, rock, dub, and mixed with a tight horn section and melodic vocal lines, R.O.A.R. has created a sound that is wholeheartedly unique.


Introducing an all new bike night at AP’s! Featuring live music, drink specials, beer bucket specials, wing specials and prizes all night long. Have a bike, appreciate bikes, enjoy a good time? Come on out and see what it’s all about.

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INVITATION FOR BIDS Bid Number 13-127-ND INVITATION TO BID – ROOF REPLACEMENT- Bid # 13132-ND Notice is hereby given that, Bibb County will receive sealed bids in the Purchasing Department, Room 405, Bibb County Courthouse, 601 Mulberry Street, Macon, Georgia 31201, until 12:00 o’clock noon at the time legally prevailing in Macon, Georgia on Thursday, June 06, 2013 to Install Metal-Over-Metal Retrofit Roofs, North Macon Park Recreation Center for the Bibb County Board of Commissioners. Bids will be publicly opened in the Bibb County Board of Commissioners Administrative Conference Room on Thursday, June 06, 2013, starting at 2:00 o’clock p.m. Bid documents, including plans and specifications, shall be obtained from ARC. ARC/Southern, 655 North Ave, Macon, GA 31211. Phone 478-746-3331. Contractors can download the Contract Documents by the following: Go to Then click on Enter PlanWell Planroom Towards the bottom of the page on the left hand side click Go to Public Planroom. On the next page you should see a list of projects or you can search for a project by name, number or description in the find field. Whereas the base bid exceeds $50,000.00, a bid bond in the amount of 5% of the base bid shall be submitted with bid. Whereas the contracted price exceeds $50,000, the bidder to whom award is made shall submit a Payment Bond and a Performance Bond, both in amount of one-hundred-percent (100%) of the contract price. Sealed Bids shall be identified on the outside of the envelope as “Install MetalOver-Metal Retrofit Roofs, North Macon Park Recreation Center, Bid # 13-132ND” and delivered by hand or mailed to: Bibb County Purchasing Dept. Courthouse Room 405 601 Mulberry Street Macon, Georgia 31201





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n the months before their deaths, relatives say Mildred and Jewel Cleveland had struggled living in the same house with Mildred's grown son, Jason Howard. Jobless and socially withdrawn, Howard was a disturbed man who had been committed to a mental institution for schizophrenia following his arrest for robbing a bank. Although his mother thought that Howard could be rehabilitated and insisted that he live with them, relatives say her husband, Jewel, wasn't so sure. Police think that after killing and burying the Clevelands, Jason Howard continued to live in the house. He paid bills, cared for the family pets, and even took a trip to the family's vacation home. With the aid of cadaver dogs, Liberty County police found the bodies of Jewel and Mildred Cleveland JASON HOWARD wrapped in tarps and buried in a barn on June 15, 2004. An autopsy later conArrested 4/13/2009 4 Cts Felony Murder firmed that both had been shot in the head and that Mildred had been beaten first. In his own words from a November 1994 note, Howard explained: Let it be known that I, Jason M. Howard, can be extremely paranoid, therefore as a fugitive I will not only be carrying firearms but explosives as well...I'm not dangerous until I am crossed or cornered, so stay away. Keep away and don't blame me for a dead tactical team. Only yourselves to blame. For the next several years, Howard would live in the woods in Macon Georgia, in a camp he constructed out of camouflage tarps and tents and everything else he could find. He was featured on America’s Most Wanted during those years, though he would elude arrest until 2009, when Macon Police found him breaking into a rental car. Some months later, a friend of the 11th Hour, and a cross country runner, came across Howard’s camp in the woods. In it three journals were found. What follows is a page of one of these journals, the first in a series of pages that look inside the head of a suspected killer.

A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Conference is scheduled for 10:00 o’clock a.m., Thursday, May 30, 2013, commencing at the North Macon Park, 815 North Macon Park Drive Macon, GA 31210. Bibb County reserves full freedom (in addition to the right to reject any and all bids) in awarding bids to consider all available factors including, but not limited to, price, reputation, financial responsibility, and experience. In addition, the bidder recognizes the right of the Owner to reject a bid if the bidder fails to furnish any required submittals on the date required by the bidding documents, or if the bid is in any way incomplete or irregular. Hence, the County may award bids to other than the lowest bidder if in the judgment of the Board of Commissioners the interest of the County will be best served by award to another. MBE/WBE/DBE Participation: Minority, Women Owned, and other Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are encouraged to participate in the solicitation process. Additionally, respondents are encouraged to use M/W/DBE subcontractors where possible.


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