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Warner Robins Sees Reduction in Cigarette Litter

Warner Robins Sees Reduction in Cigarette Litter

 

Results of the Warner Robins Cigarette Litter Prevention Program were reported this week following cigarette litter scans of downtown Warner Robins conducted as part of the Keep America Beautiful® Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. 

That's according to a Keep Warner Robins Beautiful news release.

In its second year with the program, Keep Warner Robins Beautiful noted a 14% reduction in cigarette butt litter throughout the target area of North Davis Drive, Prince Street, and Duke Avenue.

“This program allows us to make improvements in our effort to help reduce litter. Simple actions like providing outdoor containers for cigarettes and distributing pocket ashtrays have made a difference in decreasing litter in our target areas,” said Regina Palladeno. 

Early September Marks Dove Season Opener

Hunters statewide can celebrate the beginning of dove season at noon Saturday, Sept. 3.

That's according to a Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) news release.

The official 2011-2012 dove seasons are Sept. 3-18, Oct. 8-16 and Nov. 24 - Jan. 7. Shooting hours are noon until sunset on opening day (Sept.3) of the first season and one-half hour before sunrise to sunset for the remaining two seasons. Sunrise and sunset times for each day are found in the 2011-2012 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations guide or online at www.georgiawildlife.com .

The daily bag limit is 15 doves per hunter. Additionally, there have been some reports of white-winged doves in Georgia.  White-winged doves may be harvested, but count toward the daily bag limit of 15.

Where to Get your Hunting or Fishing License

Hunting and fishing license agents in Houston County, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website.

10 Tips To Help Parents & Teens on Facebook

10 Tips To Help Parents &  Teens on Facebook

Until last year, I had thought facebook was a tool for just teenagers and young adults.  They grew up with technology that we (40’s-ish) cannot comprehend.  Before I got the “aha” about Facebook, I thought that it was for people who wanted to vent about their day.  To our teens it’s so much more than that- It’s about identity (their own and everyone else’s).  Their Facebook page is an extension of their personalities, with games, pictures (and lots of them), status, friends, a place to vent, likes and dislikes. 

 What we (40’s-ish) do not understand is how to protect them.  They have so much information out there on the net that it could come back to haunt them one day.  So I began to look into this and this is what I found:

"Dungeon Dan" Appears at Museum's Pirate Camp

 

“Dungeon Dan”, otherwise known as Dan Hart, the volunteer coordinator at the Museum of Aviation, will appear in full pirate garb this Friday, July 15, for pre-schoolers attending the Museum’s Pirate Camp.  

That's according to a aMuseum of Aviation news release.

A member of several pirate “crews,” he and his wife Kathy Hart (Kruel Kathy) are true pirate lovers and participate in parades and festivals in the Tampa Bay Florida area where Dan is from and in Valdosta and Atlanta as well. 

Dan has been interested in pirates ever since his dad took him to the pirate parades in Tampa as a kid.  His costume is genuine “theater grade” according to Dan “that you can’t buy at Wal-Mart.”  The former Chief of Police of Warner Robins from 1993 to 2003, Dan has been taking care of approximately 100 volunteers at the Museum of Aviation since 2004.  Kathy is the director of HODAC in Warner Robins. 

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!

Why do we offer wedding favors at weddings?

Why do we offer wedding favors at weddings?

The Wedding favor tradition goes back to the Europeans as it was a symbol of wealth and royalty. The very first wedding favor was called a bonbonniere. Which is a small box made out of precious stones, porcelain or Crystal that was filled with sugar cubes. At the time it was not only given out at weddings but in all important ceremonies. These trinket boxes were given as a way to bestow their good luck on their guests. Then once sugar became affordable we started offering Jordan Almonds which are candied almonds~ They symbolized fertility, longevity, wealth, health and happiness.

A Wedding Favor should be made to look special like they were prepared just for you and not out of a box. They don't have to be expensive, just a token from your special day. Most people especially family members love to keep a keepsake from your special day.