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Are you hearing the Cicadas?

Are you hearing the Cicadas?

Many viewers are telling us that they're hearing the cicadas.

Have you seen any of these noise-making culprits? Some viewers are telling us they are louder this week than they were when they first emerged.

Send us your photos or video to whereyoulive@13wmaz.com.

Save a Cup for Earth Day, Get Free Coffee

Conserve. Get free coffee.

In honor of Earth Day today, you can bring your travel mug to Starbuck's and get a free cup of coffee.

On any day though, you can bring your travel mug or tumbler to Starbuck's and receive 10 cents off your purchase, or you can order your drink "for here" and drink out of a non-paper cup.

Starbuck's Earth Day article says that 1.2 million people participated last year. That's a lot of saved paper cups! And that's just one day.

What if we used our travel mugs every day?

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.

Update: Flint Energies Power Outages

At 4:30 p.m. , there are 44 members of Flint Energies still out of power.

That's down from a peak of more than 10,000 who have been out since the storm on Tuesday morning. Crews are working at each of the 11 locations where the 44 outages exist, a Flint Energies news release says.

All these locations are in rural areas west of I-75. Full restoration of power is expected before dark tonight.?

Fort Valley to Celebrate Georgia Cities Week

City of Fort Valley officials announced the city will be celebrating “Georgia Cities Week” April 17-23. 

A city services display will be set up on Monday April 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The display will be set up beside Fort Valley City Hall and will feature booths and display stations demonstrating the various services offered by the City of Fort Valley, a news release says. 

On display will be Fire Apparatus, Police Vehicles, Sanitation Equipment along with city officials who will be able to answer questions about what services the city offers and how the residents benefit from those services. 

Information booths set up featuring Animal Control Services, D.A.R.E., Fire Safety, and others. 

The Peach County Fire Department and Fort Valley Fire Department “Fire Clowns” will be present teaching about fire safety and severe weather safety. 

For the love of mud...!

The 2011 Georgia Jugfest Returns to Crawford County May 21.

Jugfest 2011 will feature an Exhibit of Crawford County and Middle Georgia Pottery:

May 18 is the kiln firing.

An exhibit is open beginning May 19.

May 20 marks the Peaches and Pig Cook-Off.

 

Paws at the Park: Doggy Beauty Pageant!

Byron Farmers Market on Saturday April 30th from 10 a.m.-noon for a Paws at the Park event.

The doggy beauty pageant begins at 11 a.m. There will be four categories: Dog King, Big Dog Queen (for dogs 35lbs and up) and Princess and Prince (for little dogs)...prizes will be awarded to the winners and they will be "crowned" and receive a cape for their victory. 

A local kennel will give free toenail clips for dogs, a doggie clothing sale will be on site, and other vendors selling dog-related accessories will be on site as well.

Peach County Animal Rescue will also be on site to have dog adoptions.

If you are interested in participating, please call Regina at 478-956-5555 or email at byroncrossing@yahoo.com.