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Vote: Your Farmers Market as America's Favorite

Make sure to vote in America’s Favorite Farmers Markets contest and let the world know why you love your local market. 

1. Once you click the link, search for your town or zip code in the box. 

2. When you see your farmers market, click on the farmers market name.

3. Submit the information, with a short description of why your farmers market is great to finish your vote!

Donations Needed: Firefighters in Okefenokee Swamp

The Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce has asked for donations for firefighters in the Okefenokee Swamp.

To drop off your donations in Monroe County, bring them to the Forsyth-Monroe Chamber of Commerce at 68 N. Lee St. by Friday, June 24.

Items needed:

  • goggles
  • socks
  • t-shirts
  • lip balm
  • bandanas
  • aspirin
  • sunscreen
  • bug spray
  • eye wash
  • snacks that won't melt [for when they don't have time to rest for a meal]

For any additional information, call Tammy Brown at 912-614-7810.

Nature Near You

Nature Near You

Sounds silly to have to seek out nature when it appears to be all around us.

But www.naturefind.com has taken it upon themselves to be searchable so that you can find nature near you, where you can enjoy it. (Driving by a crowd of pine trees on your way to work doesn't count, sorry.)

I searched Macon, Ga and found the following day-trip type adventures within 40 miles:

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.

Nominate Your Town as of the Best of the Road

USA Today and Rand McNally are holding a “Best of the Road” rally.

Be sure to vote for your town! If your town isn't listed, you can nominate and post photos!



Meetup for Earth Day!

Earth Day is this Friday.

Are you doing anything to commemorate the day? 

When you Google Earth Day, this comes up. The Natural Conservancy tells you what five things you can do for the Earth right now. [You don't even need a shovel!]

This year, you can have a "picnic for the planet" by meeting up withpeople in your community.

Rodeo Comes to Forsyth

A rodeo will come to Forsyth May 6 and 7. 

Find it at the County Recreation Complex.

The rodeo begins at 8 p.m. both nights.

Admission for adults is $8 and $5 for children.

This is presented by Forsyth Lions Club, Monroe County Saddle Club and Georgia High School Rodeo Association.

The County Recreation Complex is located off of I-75 at Exit 188.