Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

October 17, 2013

A weekend of events

VALDOSTA — Some weekends seem busier than weekdays ... in a good way though. This weekend is one such weekend. In addition to the weekend football games, there is:

— The Get-A-Mammy Pink-O-Ween Halloween Costume Party, 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, The Loft Above City Market, 101 N. Patterson St. This event offers a fun way to raise awareness regarding the risks of breast cancer and raising money to help women get mammograms.

— Battle on the Border, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Martin Stadium. Lowndes High School Georgia Bridgemen hosts 11 bands from Georgia, Alabama and Florida in the ninth year of this daylong marching band competition.

— Remerton Reunion, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Knights of Columbus, St. Augustine Road. A gathering of the folks who lived in Remerton when the now-toppled mill was an operating cotton mill and the many shops that now line Remerton’s streets were mill workers’ homes.

— Quitman-Brooks County’s Third Annual Skillet Festival, Saturday, Downtown Quitman. Cast Iron Chef cook-off, cookbook authors, vendors and numerous other attractions during this increasingly popular event.

These are just a few things happening this weekend. Some of the highlights. Things that will keep you busy on a weekend but should be a whole lot more fun than a workday.

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  • Thumbs up

    THUMBS UP: To Carol Mikkelsen. Valdosta State University Opera’s “Dido and Aeneas” marks the last production before Mikkelsen’s retirement
    after 44 years with Valdosta State and the creation of the opera program. She plans to continue
    working with VSU part-time, but this weekend’s performance marks her last full-time participation with the opera productions. Ovations all around for her work.

    April 18, 2014

  • Feed the hungry, adopt a duck

    If you haven’t already adopted a duck, you have a little more than a week to do so.

    April 17, 2014

  • If I were mayor

    Each year, the City of Valdosta holds an essay contest, “If I Were Mayor,” with students in the area writing their ideas about what they would do as the head of the city.

    April 16, 2014

  • The real lessons of a mock drill

    Valdosta High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions held a powerful mock demonstration Monday morning on the school’s campus.

    April 14, 2014

  • Kudos to VPD

    Followed by a stellar report on Sunday about the drop in the crime rate in the City of Valdosta, city police officers prove their worth once again by arresting a dangerous fugitive in our community.

    April 13, 2014

  • It just plain stinks

    After every rain event, the pungent smell of sewage can be detected around the rivers and streams of south Georgia, and Florida residents brace for more to float their way.

    April 13, 2014

  • Pennsylvania school stabbings: Why?

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, April 10:

    April 11, 2014

  • European bans on emails unlikely in America

    Several European countries are banning work emails to employees before and after normal working hours, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., in an effort to curb the perceived abuse of employees by corporations.

    April 11, 2014

  • Strength of character

    It was an unusual friendship — a tiny 8-year old girl with long blonde hair and the 6’10” Michigan State basketball player.

    April 10, 2014

  • Daly’s return a boost for Valdosta

    Flashy, colorful and always a hit with the fans for his long drives and humble demeanor, John Daly’s return to Kinderlou Forest and the South Georgia Classic is a boon for Valdosta.

    April 9, 2014

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