Valdosta Daily Times

March 31, 2013

A beautiful spring is upon us

Kay Harris
The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — Even though there’s a chill in the air, it’s been a beautiful week in Valdosta. Blue skies, nights lit by a full moon, and a plethora of flowers blooming everywhere you look. How can anyone be in a bad mood in the midst of such loveliness?

Take a few moments this weekend to relax, sit outside in your yard, and pick up a copy of the April Valdosta Scene magazine to read. The cover photo was taken at The Crescent with four models from the 2012 Valdosta Scene Model Search, all wearing fashions from Belk, who were wonderful to work with as always.

Inside you’ll find spring fashion tips along with more delightful photos. The one of 5-year-old Erin Howard posed among the azaleas in a dress covered with appliquéd flowers is adorable.

You’ll find advice on marriage from Mark Webb and on skin care from Rhonda Tomlinson, along with a feature on the      movie made locally, “Grandma’s Blessings,” and its grand opening premiere event.

The photos of the food at Bubba Jax Crab Shack will make your mouth water, seriously!

The Turner Center  turns 10 years old this month, just in time for Spring into Art on Monday, April 8.

It’s a lovely magazine, full of great photos, stories, fashions and more. You can pick up your copy at the VDT office or at Books-A-Million.

Wine tasting benefit tomorrow

If you are looking for a great event to attend tomorrow night, consider the Wine Tasting benefit fundraiser for the March of Dimes at Two Friends Cafe in Summit Pointe.

The event is for adults only, with 20 different wine samplings and heavy hors d’oeuvres. The March of Dimes receives $5 from each of the $15 tickets. Worthy cause, worth your time.

Business Roundup

The new Dollar General being built on Northside Drive is being built at the intersection with Forrest Street. Construction is well under way, with the foundation already poured and the framework being done. And it looks like one may be coming to Naylor soon as well.

The new Waffle House on Baytree is attracting a lot of attention from college students in the area, and it should be open within the next week or two.

I received a tip this week that the former Get Active location in the Winn Dixie plaza is being converted into a walk-in medical facility. Close to there on the corner of North Oak Street, the new urological clinic is nearly complete and is really looking great.

The new Camping World going into the Lake Park plaza is getting ready for construction.

In Hahira, Frog Town Cellars is building what I believe is a wine-tasting venue on Union Road.

In Remerton in the Remerton Mill Plaza, the new business is going to be The Mill Pizza Buffet and Games. It will be similar to a Chuck E. Cheese, or Dave and Buster’s, and is going into the area vacated by Chrismill Homes. The 7,000-square-foot location will house a pizza, dessert and salad bar, a huge arcade with games for children and for adults, and they will also be offering entertainment along with rooms for parties and banquets. Their timeline has them opening in early July.

On Bemiss Road, sad to say that the strawberry picking field will not be able to open this year due to a blight on their plants, but look for a story in this week’s Times to explain what’s happening there.

That’s it for this week, but if there’s something I missed, please let me know!

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