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Pet Pardon at the Pound Ends Tuesday; Adopters and Fosters Needed

Pet Pardon at the Pound Ends Tuesday; Adopters and Fosters Needed

On January 9, the Macon-Bibb animal control facility entered its third Pet Pardon, pledging not to put down any animals through January 22.

Engineered once again by Shane Smith of Paws for Hope and Faith, the pardon was signed by director Sarah Tenon, and this pardon includes a unique event within the event: an off-site adoption period Saturday.

While the facility is open on Saturdays, except for holidays, for on-site adoptions, this is the first time animals have been allowed to leave the confines of the shelter for broader exposure to the public.

Grits Cafe to Reopen

Grits Cafe to Reopen

After a blaze burned through Grits Cafe last spring, the Grits Cafe rises again.

The business reopens on Saturday, February 2, according to a Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce email release.

Their business hours:

Lunch: Tues-Sat 11am-2pm

Dinner: Tues-Thurs 5:30-9pm

Fri & Sat 5:30-10pm     

You can make reservations now by phone: 478-994-8325.

Town Hall Meeting with Staton, Dickey, Peake Set for Tuesday

Town Hall Meeting with Staton, Dickey, Peake Set for Tuesday

 

A town hall meeting takes place at the Bolingbroke Fire Department on Tuesday, January 8th at 6:30 p.m. according to a Forsyth-Monroe Chamber of Commerce news release.

It's hosted by Senator Cecil Staton, Robert Dickey and Allen Peake.

"It is a "non" party meeting and is to give the residents of Bolingbroke an "update and forecast of things to come."

On This Day: 12/12

On This Day: 12/12

December 12, 2012 at 12:12:12 marks the last alliteration date of the century.

On this day in history in 1913, the "Mona Lisa" painting was found after it was stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. The painting had been taken in 1911.

On December 12, in 1963, The Beatles' song "I Want to Hold Your Hand," hit number one on United Kingdom charts.

In the 2000s, on this day in 2003, Keiko the whale who starred in "Free Willy" died of pneumonia. According to Smithsonian Magazine, the whale had been released into the wild after 23 years in captivity. 

Today, on December, 12, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI tweeted for the first time on a personal Twitter account, @Pontifex.

Arts Alliance Hosts Holiday Market

Arts Alliance Hosts Holiday Market

 

The Monroe County Arts Alliance is featuring hand made gifts from local artist on sale now through December 21. The market is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. every weekday. 

Local Church Serves, Delivers Thanksgiving Meals

Local Church Serves, Delivers Thanksgiving Meals

 

The United Methodist Church will be preparing meals for delivery and serving meals at the church to youth from the Methodist Children's Home.

That's at noon.

You can still drop-off food until early Thursday morning.

For opportunities to serve, call 478-994-5706.

15th Annual Bolingbroke Christmas Parade Set for Saturday

15th Annual Bolingbroke Christmas Parade Set for Saturday

The Bolingbroke Christmas Parade returns Saturday, Dec. 1.

The 15th annual Bolingbroke Christmas Parade located in Beautiful Downtown Bolingbroke is set for Saturday, December 1st at 3:00 pm. Gather up and down Rivoli Road (8043 Rivoli Road) and enjoy a "Norman Rockwell" Christmas parade. Santa and his elves will be the grand finale and will visit with all the kids after the parade in Santa's Workshop. Enjoy concession stand and a cake walk before and after the parade.

If you are interested in participating in the parade, please contact Vicki Smith at 478-747-7743. Sponsored by the Bolingbroke Community Club.