Georgia Magazine - July 2013 - (Page 10)

COMPILED BY JENNIFER J. HEWETT Scharlyn Nabors, a registered nurse with Emergency Services at The Medical Center, takes children on a tour of the new Pediatric Emergency Department at The Medical Center. • What’s your favorite park? Coca-Cola wants to know, as part of its America Is Your Park campaign—and you can help determine what parks should receive more than $175,000 in grants for outdoor recreation. Go to www.coke. com/parks through July 15 to see all the ways to vote. Note: Votes will be doubled on July 13-14, so be sure to cast your vote for a Georgia park! 10 New Harmonies heads to Americus The opening of New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music will take place July 6 at the Rylander Theatre in Americus—the host site for the exhibition—with a concert by renowned pipe organists of the American Theatre Organ Society. The concert will be performed on the theater’s restored 1928 Moller Theatre Pipe Organ. Known as the “Mini-Mo,” it is one of only two in Georgia. Its larger counterpart, the “Mighty Mo” resides in the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. “The ‘Mini-Mo’ is a beloved feature of the Rylander and something that is quintessentially ‘ours’ in this community, so it is only fitting that we open the exhibition with an organ concert,” says Managing Director Heather Stanley. Running through Aug. 17, the New Harmonies exhibit in Americus and Sumter County showcases the region’s strong history of bluegrass music. Whether is it the weekly Bluegrass Night at Pat’s Place—a muchloved local restaurant/pub—or music lovers holding impromptu concerts in the backyard, the activities surrounding the exhibition will reflect the community’s enthusiasm for this genre. The Fiddleheads, a Dahlonega-based band known for doing Top 40 hits in an updated bluegrass style, will be performing July 26. Movies, activities, speakers and performances all accompany the exhibition. Also scheduled is “Ameri- The Rylander Theatre in Americus has the distinction of being the only theater to host the New Harmonies traveling exhibit. Concerts, speakers and more will be featured here during July and August. can Idol” contestant Bo Bice on Aug. 3. For more information, visit ryland For more on New Harmonies and to read about Georgia’s music stories, visit the Georgia Humanities Council at www.georgiahumanities. org/newharmonies. —Ann McCleary, University of West Georgia Electric poles are Georgia Grown Langdale Forest Products, of Valdosta, uses slash and longleaf pine from South Georgia timber stands to produce poles for the electric utility industry. They proudly display the new Georgia Grown logo; Georgia Grown is a marketing and economic development program of the Georgia Department of Agriculture. COURTESY LANGDALE FOREST PRODUCTS COLUMBUS REGIONAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM • Emergency care. Columbus Regional Healthcare’s new Pediatric Emergency Department opened last month at The Children’s Hospital at The Medical Center in Columbus. Part of a $35 million renovation and expansion project, the new ER is the only emergency facility for children in the region. The 5,080-square-foot facility houses a medical screening room and seven treatment rooms, and is staffed by specialists in pediatric critical care. The Medical Center mainly serves residents of Muscogee, Harris, Talbot and Marion counties, plus those in Chattahoochee, Meriwether, Troup, Stewart, Taylor, Schley and Webster counties in Southwest Georgia and parts of East Alabama. Visit for details. RYLANDER THEATRE Georgia glimpses For more on Georgia’s forestry industry, see this month’s feature “Wood basket of the world” on page 28. More online at GEORGIA MAGAZINE

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - July 2013

Georgia Magazine - July 2013
Liberty Notes
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar of Events
Georgia’s Energy Outlook
Fly-in or Drive-In
“Air Fare America”
Wood Basket of the World
Link to Video on Georgia’s Tree Industry
Lighten Up!
Control What You Consume
Around Georgia
Enhancing your adventure
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
More Snapshot photos
Plant of the month
July’s online trivia contest
Georgia Grown spotlight

Georgia Magazine - July 2013