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Museum Hosts STEM Day: Engineers & Scientists Work with Youth


The Museum of Aviation is planning a Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Day for kids in Grades 1-5 on Saturday, August 13. Students will have the opportunity to work with real scientists and engineers from the Middle Georgia Community to make a solar powered robot, build a bridge or skyscraper and just have fun with “Cool Challenges.” 

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

The Georgia Kids’ STEM Day will be held in the Museum’s Century of Flight Hangar from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM and includes lunch and activity supplies. The cost to attend is $35.

How Houston Co. Ranks Healthwise

Have you seen the 2011 national health rating for your county? 

Houston County is ranked 17 out 156 counties in the state of Georgia.

You can see how Houston County compares nationally and statewide in arenas such as mortality, health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, as well as in physical environment.

Farmers Market Open Saturdays

The Farmers Market in Perry is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon.

You can find the market behind Perry Arts Center on Macon Rd.

Learn about the rules and regulations of becoming a vendor.

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!

The Heat is on in Middle Georgia

The Heat is on in Middle Georgia

We all know it's hot here in middle Georgia and we don't have to be a meteorologist to know it'll be like this for a while. I personally am NOT a fan of summer. Nothing about the hot, hazy days during this time of year appeals to me.

Summer comes with a resume of misery if you ask me. First and foremost, we have the wretched heat. My a/c runs non stop trying to keep it cool in my little house and this is with the help of fans. No such luck, it's still hot. This of course leads to the astronomical electric bills. My favorite uncle ever owns a heating and air business here in town and he says the only thing I can do is buy blackout curtains and keep it as dark as possible inside. As if the heat isn't bad enough we also have the horrid humidity. And I have naturally curly hair. And then there's the bugs. Don't even get me started on the bugs. Ants, mosquitoes, wasps, ticks...you name it and it's out in full force, in my yard.

Chamber Welcomes Twin Oaks Park

The Perry Chamber of Commerce welcomes Twin Oaks Park into membership with a ribbon cutting.

The event is scheduled for Friday, June 24 at 9 a.m.

The park is located at 305 Hwy 26E in Elko.

Become a Weather Watcher!

Become a Weather Watcher!

Hey guys! I'm looking for weather reports from your neighborhood to include in our weather coverage, and I want to hear from you!

Here's how you can become part of the weather team: