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Check off your Fall Bucket List in Augusta

I don’t know about you, but Fall makes me want to walk among the changing leaves, listen to ghost tales and warm up with a hot cup of coffee or hot cider. With that in mind, I made my Fall Bucket list with lots of fun ways to celebrate the changing of the season in Augusta! Below, you’ll find helpful links so that you can start planning your Augusta adventure too!

1. Make a Forever Pumpkin at Tire City Potters: https://www.facebook.com/tcpotters

2. Admire the changing colors along the Riverwalk: http://www.augustaga.org/Things-to-Do/Attractions/Augusta-Riverwalk

3. Go on a spooky adventure with the Augusta Ghost Trolley: https://www.facebook.com/AugustaGhostTrolley

4. Take a moonlight hike through Phinizy Swamp: http://naturalsciencesacademy.org/calendar/

5. Eat pumpkin muffins from New Moon Cafe: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-New-Moon-Cafe/461891810716

6. Drink hot coffee from Buona Caffe: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Buona-Caffe-Artisan-Roasted-Coffee/419877860272

7. Visit The Maize at Steed’s Dairy: http://www.steedsdairy.com/projects.html

See you soon!

June Surveys from Facebook Fans

Every Monday we survey our Facebook Fans. Here are some of the results of the surveys from this month.

What is Augusta’s signature dish?

The Green Jacket Salad

BBQ at Sconyers (2 votes)

And the winner is BBQ at Sconyers with 2 votes.

Where can you get a good breakfast in Augusta?

Ruth’s Family Restaurant (2 votes)

Sunrise Grill (2 votes)

Cracker Barrel (2 votes)

Evans Diner

New Moon Cafe

And the winner is a three-way tie between Ruth’s, Sunrise Grill, and Cracker Barrel with 2 votes each.

What is the best bar/nightclub in Augusta?

Sky City

Fishbowl Lounge

The Country Club

The Islands

And the winner is a tie!

Historic Downtown Loft Tour

Have you ever walked down Broad Street in Augusta or down Main Street in your hometown, passing historic buildings, and wondered what was on the upper floors or what a building was used as in the past? Well, during Historic Augusta’s Downtown Loft Tour you can finally find out! I think the tour is a really fun way to see behind closed doors and to learn about the history and architecture of the featured sites. You can pick up a program from tour headquarters which contains a map and historic information about each of the sites. On First Friday, in each of the loft apartments or businesses on the tour you will get to eat delicious appetizers or sweets provided by downtown restaurants.  The ticket is good for both days, so I recommend visiting the tour sites at your leisure leaving time to take in the shopping, dining and entertainment that downtown has to offer along the way.

This year the tour will be on Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8. Check out the tours website for ticket information (http://www.historicaugusta.org/). Tour times are 6-9 pm on May 7 and noon-5 pm on May 8.

Blog submitted by local resident Julia Jackson. Thank you Julia!

Julia

March Survey's from Facebook Fans

Every Monday we survey our Facebook Fans. Here are some of the results of the surveys from this month.

Where can you find the best slice of pizza in Augusta?

Giuseppi’s (2 votes)

Yo, Pizza (2 votes)

Pizza Central

Pizza Joint (2 votes)

Mellow Mushroom

And the winner is Romas Pizza with 3 votes

What do you like to do in Augusta on a beautiful day?

Go outside and soak up the Vitamin D in my beautiful Hometown. If I could I would walk on Riverwalk.

Play Disc Golf

Take a walk on the Augusta Canal

Ride a bike from 5th Street Marina (you can rent one there) to all points Augusta

Trail running!

Where can you find a good sandwich in Augusta?

Panera Bread

Manuel’s Bread Cafe in Hammond’s Ferry

Sub Station

Inner Bean Cafe

Du Jour on Broad Street (3 votes)

Village Deli (3 votes)

Jones Creek Clubhouse

Walton Way Deli

RSVP (3 votes)

Sandwich City

New Moon Cafe (2 votes)

Casa Blanca Cafe

Hildebrandt’s Food Store

Delta Sandwich Shoppe

Baldinos (3 votes)

Sconyers BBQ

Pizza Joint

And the winner is Boll Weevil with 4 votes.

What is your favorite Masters week event?

I’ve had the privilege of going to the Masters several times for the four days of play and so I would say my favorite is all of it! Just to be able to walk the grounds and be there is quite an experience.

Rock Fore Dough!

We have been several times to the Masters. The entire week is great! We rent our home so others may enjoy the Masters. Some times I want to stay, it is such an exciting week!!! Oh, don’t forget to play Jones Creek. Food at the club house is great too

Family trip for Downtown Augusta Shopping

My family was in town from Florida and New Jersey for the weekend. So what do you do? Downtown Shopping!!! We enjoyed the afternoon on Broad Street in downtown Augusta shopping. Although none of us need furniture, we could not resist Merry’s Trash and Treasures. Almost a whole city block full of furniture – some antiques and some brand new. Plus one really big chair on the sidewalk – pictured with the kids.

 Next we made it down to Art on Broad after a block of window shopping. We checked out the artwork, pottery and sculpture. My sister bought a few small glass pieces to take back to Jersey. I need to go back and pick up a lovely ceramic olive oil container and drop off a picture to be framed. They do great framing. The owners, Kristen and Jim, also got an earful from my family. It’s always fun to shop and talk.

We ended the journey at New Moon Café for a coffee for the adults and grape juice for the kids. I also think I will make a return trip next week for the Basil Tomato soup – the board said it would be the soup of the day on Friday. Yum.

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