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Art Exhibit Asks 'How are you connected to Monroe County?"

A Judged Multi-Media Show that asks:  
How are you connected to Monroe County? 

The art exhibit will hang September 1 through October 21, 2011 and may be viewed Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit monroearts.blogspot.com

Royal Celebration of Hope Raises Awareness for Childhood Cancer

The Royal Celebration of Hope is a dance for children and their families. Similar to high school prom, the dance is a fundraiser to raise awareness for Childhood Cancer and Jay's Hope Foundation a local non-profit organization that supports families who have children battling cancer.

The event takes place September 10.

Admission is $10. 

Disney Princesses will be there to greet the children and dance with them. The celebration will include dancing, photo opportunities with the princesses, crafts and light finger foods. Six stylists from West Mane Salon will transform your little one into a princess at the Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique from 6-7pm for an additional $15 donation.

The entire family will enjoy this opportunity to meet with children in our area who have battled or are battling cancer and celebrate life with them and their families. In Monroe County there are six survivors of childhood cancer and one child earned his wings in 2010.

What to do ???

What to do ???

My oldest daughter starting dating a boy about 2 years ago , she's almost 19 now. Since the first time i met this kid he's been telling me one day he's gonna be a redcoat.

Well they both started UGA this fall and he did indeed make the redcoat band.

For 2 years I've been telling him the first time he plays we would be there.

Enter the problem, Juliette Opry is the same night.

I wished i could say it's a hard decision, but it's not . I have watched him practice and play at his high school , marching band , jazz ensemble, Ingleside baptist church: he's worked hard, and I'm gonna go.

 I share this story with you, because it's about the only thing that could have made me miss this weekend .I know your probably tired of hearing it , but Catherine Kimbro is coming to town. By Sunday morning Catherine should be a finalist in the Georgia female country artist of the year.

Brickyard Hosts 'Dance Through the Decades'

Brickyard Hosts 'Dance Through the Decades'

Revisit the past decades by dancing through them at the Brickyard Friday, August 26 from 6 p.m. into the night, or just until the Brickyard closes.

The Boomers Band will play LIVE music. 

Admission is $20.

See more information.

Chamber Hosts September 11 Memorial Celebration


In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Henry County Fire Department and the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce are hosting a memorial celebration at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth, Ga. on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m.

That's according to Forsyth-Monroe County news release.

The ceremony is open to the public and features the Henry County Honor Guard, a traditional ringing of the last alarm, a twenty-one-gun salute, retired equipment from FDNY, as well as, a pass and review of the guards. More than 40 honor guards representing the state’s law and fire agencies will be in attendance. This will be the first time in Georgia’s history that this number of honor guards will be participating in the same event.

Is that who that was...

Is that who that was...


I have always loved music and have gone to concerts as much as I could since I was 14 and could beg a ride. I have seen some of the great shows and at one point was lucky enough to go to the then, largest country concert In the world, The US festival. One of the things I have loved over the years was warm-up bands. I saw Ronnie Milsap in Macon in the 70’s and his opening crew was awesome, so awesome in fact, they later became one of the biggest names in country music of all times ALABAMA, yep that’s who that was, I was able to catch Gary Morris in Pensacola club once and 12 months later he was billboards entertainer of the year. When we saw him, on his breaks he came and sat with us and chatted, 2 years later he left Country Music and went to Broadway to head up LES MIS


Catch Some Live Music at the Juliette Opry

Saturday night you can pop up to Forsyth to catch the Bonner Creek Band at The Rose Theatre on the square. The bluegrass group strikes up at 8 p.m. Ticket are $15. For more info call 478-994-0443.