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Mulberry St. Market Today!

Today the Mulberry Market in Downtown Macon features Deer Creek Farms in Forsyth, Dickey Farms in Musella, Davis Farms in Roberta, The Little Farm in Gray and the Evergreen East Farm in Jeffersonville.

The Mulberry St. Market is happening from 4-7 p.m. today, Wednesday.

Not only will you find produce, you can find beef, baked goods and jellies.

If you take photos, e-mail them to us at whereyoulive@13wmaz.com.

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

 

On a typical warm sunny day, you may find yourself driving your car with the windows down while your dog is peering out the window – wind blowing in his face.  This may appear to be harmless however, it is not safe practice.

While we all love to see the shiny nose of a dog sticking out of a car window, the reality is that your pet's eyes could be injured by debris and other dirt in the air. Moreover, a passing squirrel or another dog or cat could prompt your pet to jump out of the window – a serious and often fatal mistake.

Summertime means vacation and road trips with friends and family. Taking your pet along for the ride could make vacation memories all the more special. Here are some tips on traveling with your pet that will help get your vacation off to a great start.

Hot Weather Tips for your Furry Friend

Hot Weather Tips for your Furry Friend

Please follow these guidelines to protect your companion animal when the mercury rises.

*Overheating can kill an animal. Never leave an animal alone in a vehicle, since even with the windows open, a parked car, truck or van can quickly become a furnace. Parking in shade offers only very short term protection, as the sun shifts during the day. When traveling, carry a gallon thermos filled with fresh, cold water.

 *Don't force your animal to exercise after a meal in hot, humid weather. Always exercise him in the early morning or in the evening.

 *In extremely hot weather, don't leave you dog standing on the street, and keep walks to a minimum. He is much closer than you to the hot asphalt, and his body can heat up quickly. His paws can also burn, since they are not protected by shoes.

Blood Drive Today

Gresco Utility Supply, Inc. is holding a blood drive on Wednesday, May 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  For more information, call (478) 315-0850.

Gresco Utility Supply Inc. is located at 1135 Rumble Rd.

Phone Bank for Disaster Relief Today on WMAZ

Today 13WMAZ joins the Red Cross to raise money for disaster relief after the tornadoes in the South.

During newscasts at Midday, a special one-hour newscast at 5 p.m. and again at 6 p.m., you will be able to call a phone bank in our studio, where Red Cross volunteers will be ready to take your pledges of support.

2nd Annual Special Needs and Autism Awareness Festival

Anchor of Hope Foundation hosts its 2nd Annual Special Needs and Autism Awareness Festival April 9.

Join them for a day of free Food, fun and educational seminars for families with special needs.

Childcare will be available during the seminars for children with special needs.

Guest speakers will talk on the issues concerning special needs children of all ages and their parents.

The Festival will be held on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 9 at Dayspring Presbyterian Church located at 1045 Hwy 41 South in Forsyth, GA.

Read more about the Anchor of Hope Hope Foundation.

Central Georgia Ranks Poorly in Health Report

 

Most Central Georgia counties need to improve their health habits, a national study says.

 

A study released Wednesday by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Johnson Wood Foundation ranked every county in the nation on its health habits and its results.

 

Most counties in Central Georgia ranked below average among the state's 159 counties.