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Crafty Scraps - Journaling Tips

Crafty Scraps – Journaling Tips

When I first started scrapbooking my priority was to just get the pictures on the page and decorate. I knew who was in the pictures, and that was all that mattered, right? WRONG! Our pictures tell us a story but what if your grandchild looks at that scrapbook after you’re gone? They are going to have trouble figuring out who, what, when and where. It doesn’t take but a few minutes to identify the ones in the picture(s), what is going on, and when and where it happened. Even if you choose to put your photos in albums instead of scrapbooks you need to include journaling. There are many creative ways to add this journaling. Carry a notebook or journal with you so that you can record things as they happen. This will help you to not forget important details. Write about the event and about the photos that you take. Write down anything that you feel is important.

Want to Raise Fish?

A workshop on sustainably raising fish is scheduled for Thursday, May 5.

This will take place at Fort Valley State University from 1-5 p.m.

The workshop includes tours of FVSU's aquaponics systems.

These systems, according to the release, combine recirculating aquaculture systems with different types of hydroponic systems.

The workshop is designed to share the basic concepts of aquaponics with tilapia agriculture and ends with tours of the on-campus greenhouses. 

Workshop speakers are listed:

Allen Benjamin, of Quality Certification Services from Orlando, FL

Naomi Davis, of Davis Farms here in Roberta, GA

Dr. Pat Duncan, of Georgia Center for Aquaculture Development at FVSU.

The workshop is $5, payable at the door, in the C.W. Pettigrew Center in the Auditorium.

For more information, call Dr. Pat Duncan at 478-825-6575.


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.

Scrapbooking Adhesives

If you’re planning to scrapbook one of the major components is “scrapbooking adhesive.” The choices are endless…tapes, glues, dots, mounting corners, the list goes on and on. When I first began scrapping the latest greatest was a glue stick…adhesives have come a long way since then. Personally I like to use photo splits or tape runners. There are quite a few brands to choose from, so be sure you check out the details on the packaging. You want to be sure to use ones that are safe for your photographs. The adhesive needs to be acid free, lignin free, pvc free, nontoxic and pass the PAT test. Tape runners are pretty much an essential, there your all-purpose adhesive and are very easy to use. Double sided tape is another good adhesive, available in permanent and removable. Photo mounting corners are great for when your photos need to be removable.

Egg Hunt This Saturday

The 2011 Byron Community Easter Egg Hunt is this Saturday, April 23rd at 11 a.m. in Jailhouse Park, downtown Byron. There will be over 1100 eggs hidden in the park and ages 6 and under will "hunt" separately so everyone will get an equal chance at the egg bounty!

An Easter display will be set up to provide a photo opportunity.

The Byron Community Yard Sale will also take place on  Saturday, April 23rd at 8 a.m. Line up along the tracks in the grassy area on Heritage Blvd. It's first come first serve.

Lane Strawberry Patch Opens

The Lane strawberry patch for the season and is open for April and May.

Tours are available Monday through Friday 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Peach Co. Student Wins FFA Showman State Championship

Peach County High School student won Adam Klingler for winning the 11th grade State of Georgia Future Farmers of America Showman State Championship.

Klingler also won the overall State Championship for all FFA members.

National FFA Week is February 19 through February 26.