Tour of Homes this weekend, BB’s top three

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Good golly y’all! The Madison Morgan Culture Center’s Spring Tour of Homes will fill up town this weekend! Let’s pray for some beautiful weather, record tour ticket sales and huge sales at our restaruants and shops! Oh and y’all check out the beautiful tour supplement in this week’s Citizen! Ok so let’s get to it! Best Biz Buzz Buys Number 1: Hit the beach, the lake or the pool in high style with these super fantastic beach towels at Teal Couture. These beach towels are trippy and fun! Plus they …

Farmers’ Market coming to Farmview, more of Best Buzz Buys

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Y’all do not miss the Farmers Market at Farmview Market and Spring Harvest Festival THIS SATURDAY, April 29 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.! Ding dang y’all! Ok so not only will you find fresh produce, locally grown items and crafts but honey they are flat gonna put on a show! I’m talkin’ the Happy Soles Cloggers are gonna be there between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.! Momma says she’s gonna pop on her cloggin’ shoes and dance a jig! Plus there will be a workshop by butcher Glen Wellman …

Biz Buzz presents the top three you need

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Get your business face on people! I mean we’ve flat gotta talk shop . . . as in . . . wait for it . . . wait for it . . . SHOPPING! You guessed it right! Y’all are on the ball! Ok so this Biz Buzz column has got to spice it up with a brand spankin’ new component and it’s called: Best Biz Buzz Buys! And honey Biz Buzz has a heap of cool retail things from Morgan County and around Lake Oconee! Drum roll please . …

Biz Buzz goes Italian in a big way

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Omg! Momma’s done lost her ever-livin’ mind! She’s ridin’ all over town in an Italian Vespa! What in the Sam Hill! Give me that extra helmet Momma and take me for a ride! And speakin’ of Italian . . . when you’re cravin’ fine Italian food honey there’s a spot at Lake Oconee that will flat fix you up! First you’ve got to collect some really fun friends who know all ‘bout wine and fine dinin’ and then head to da Corrado Ristorante located at 1061 Village Park in Greensboro! …

What happened? Spring has sprung!

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Spring has ding dang Sprung! And, you know what that means! Porch party at Momma’s! What the? Who’s that on Momma’s porch? It’s none other than Reba McEntire with her guitar! Now all we need is a mason jar of Momma’s original White Lightenin’ and honey we’ll have a big time party! Come on over y’all! That’s right! Spring is all about the Party and the biggest Spring-time party is flat comin’ up fast! I’m talkin’ all ‘bout Derby Day, hosted by the Morgan County Conservancy! Honey it all goes …

Here’s to being a tourist in your hometown

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Last weekend, was Girl’s Weekend in Madison. Six of my oldest, life-long girlfriends from Huntsville High School Class of 1979 converged on Madison making a lasting impact on how I see my hometown. The trip was scheduled a year in advance no less. These girls had begged me for years to host them. They would say: “We’ve heard so much about Madison.” “Please let’s go there.” “Everyone I know who has visited Madison, adored it.” And, on and on. So it all went down last week. They arrived Thursday from …

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By Dianne Yost Momma! Let’s be happy an’ shop local with Citizen and Lake Oconee Living advertisers! Ho! Ho! Ho! Sing it with us y’all: “Here we come a-wassailing among the leaves so green; Here we come a-wandering, so fair to be seen. Love and joy come to you and to your our wassail ..”  BANG! Well Excuuuuuse me! That hawk nose man in the old-fashioned coat and top hat is ‘bout as pleasant as a spoiled egg on PawPaw’s toast! Ding dang! It’s that sad, sanctimonious Scrooge and he’s …

Get ready: Super deals coming to downtown

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By Dianne Yost Oh My Gosh Momma! Is that Charlie Brown? Ding dang! It is! And, there’s Lucy, Peppermint Patty, Linus, Pigpen, Snoopy and the whole gang! What in the Sam Hill are they doin’ in the middle of Town Park in beautiful Madison? Turn. On. The. Tree! Honey here comes Schroeder with his little grand piano! Let’s all sing together y’all! “Christmas time is here . . . Happiness and cheer . . . Fun for all that children call their favorite time of year .  . .” Now …

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By Dianne Lively Yost Ommmmmm. Ommmmmm. Gosh! Talk ‘bout relaxed! I mean nothin’ is gonna get my goat today! That’s ‘cause Momma and I just did a yoga class with Elise Faust at The Yoga Co-Op, located across from Petals Salon on West Jefferson St.! Elise even sprinkled us all with drops of magic essential oils! Wait a minute . . . Momma! My ears feel funny . . . Like they’re pokin’ the sides of my head! What in the Sam Hill . . Oh. My. Gosh! My ears …

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By Dianne Lively Yost I’m gettin’ right homesick for the olden days. . . So homesick in fact, I wanna jump in a time machine and ride it all the way back to 1969 at Christmastime. We’d all be there with Momma and PawPaw, a cracklin’ fire in the fireplace, Christmas music  . . . “I’ll be home for Christmas, You can count on me . . . Please have snow and mistletoe and presents under the tree.” Momma says I’m actin’ the fool and that we all had better …

Lion’s Club Fair is OPEN for fun!

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By Dianne Lively Yost Lord. Have Mercy! It’s Merle Haggard on the porch with Momma! Now that’s a sight to see! Sing it y’all: We don’t smoke marijuana in Morgan County. We don’t take our trips on LSD. We don’t dress like hippies down on Main Street. We like livin’ right and bein’ free. Yes I’m proud to be townie from Morgan County. A place where even squares can have a ball. We still wave Old Glory down at the courthouse, and white lightnin’s still the biggest thrill of all!  …

Madison Artist Guilding moving to Vason Building on Main

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By Dianne Lively Yost staff Hold your breath. Count to three. Make a wish. Come with me … and you’ll be … in a world of pure imagination. Take a look and you’ll see into your imagination. We’ll begin … with a spin traveling in the world of my creation. What we’ll see will defy … explanation.  Momma’s magic Barn Dance is tonight! We already late! Do you hear that? Wow! The place is packed!  But it can’t be . . . Lord. Have. Mercy! Honey, you have hair on …

Our sweet tooth has waited long enough

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By dianne Lively Yost Oh. My. Gosh! Momma! You’ve flat turned into a cartoon! Whaaatt. Is. Goin. On? What do you mean I’m a cartoon too? Get the smellin’ salts out y’all! Well ding dang! We’ve entered another space-time continuum. You know! The fourth Dimension! The Cartoon Continuum! Momma you’re Veronica on keyboard! I’m Betty on tambourine! Here comes Archie, Jughead and Reggie! The Archie’s band is back together! Hit it: “Sugar, ah honey honey . . . You are my candy girl and you’ve got me wanting you . …

Don’t look now but it’s back to school time, y’all

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By Dianne Lively Yost Momma’s been practicin’ her Morgan County school bus route all ding dang week y’all! That’s right! Momma’s gonna be drivin’ one of them brand spankin’ new Morgan County School System buses complete with air conditioning and seatbelts! Sing it with me: “She’ll be drivin’ around the neighborhood when she comes! She’ll be drivin’ round the neighborhood when she comes . . .” Lord have mercy! So y’all check out the super fantastic special Back to School section in this week’s paper! You’ll find some of our …

From dirt bikes, to fab candies to fresh produce

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Y’all! The Citizen’s new ding dang band is playin!  . . . Thank you, thank you, thank you very much! Biz Buzz here and we’ll be playin’ all week! So let’s hear it for the band: Patrick on Cow bell, Monaray’s on trumpet! Give it up! Jesse’s got it goin’ on Bongo drums! Debbie’s on xylophone! Betsey’s on drums and Tracey’s playin’ woodblock! Let’s take you back to the 1970s, when you were sneakin’ out to head to parties you weren’t supposed to be headed to! It’s an oldie but …

Summer time and the walking’s easy

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Summertime! Ding dang! It’s a perfect, sun shiny day on the . . . . Shoot Fire! Somebody just texted me a picture of Momma at Town Park blowin’ fire! She has a hat out in front of her for donations! This is what happens when Momma runs through her shoppin’ money too quick! Lord have mercy! She’s usin’ her special batch of White Lightnin’ as fuel! Come on! We’ve gotta stop her before The Law picks her up! She ain’t got a street performer license! Whew! That was close! …

Get ready for the big Memorial Day Ceremony Monday!

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Rummmble . . . fwtt . . . fwtt . . . fwtt VAROOOOM! VAROOOOOOOOOM! Momma! Turn it off! What in the Sam Hill are you doin’ sitin’ on that Harley Davidson and where’d you get that leather outfit? Lord have mercy! Is that a skull on your helmet? Get the preacher! Get the doctor? Momma’s done gone nuts! What’d you mean you have a license to drive a motorcycle? Ding dang Momma! You ain’t never gonna get old! Well if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! Momma! Can I …

Bizz Buzz: Calling all dog & cat, lip sync lovers

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This month’s Petey the Poodle and Scout the Jackhauha are flat flippin’ flips ‘bout the upcomin’ Lip Sync Competition hosted by the Humane Society of Morgan County! Ok so here are all the details! On Saturday, June 11 at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in downtown Madison . . . History. Will. Be. Made! Indeed! Madison and Morgan County will experience it’s first ever Lip Sync Battle & Dessert Bar event! Tickets are on sale now ($10 for one ticket or $30 for a set of four tickets) …

Biz Buzz: Oh My! Graduation is flat upon us next week!

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By Dianne Lively Yost Put down the gun Momma! We ain’t goin’ pig huntin’ this Saturday! We’re going Piggy Bank huntin’! That’s right! United Bank is hostin’ Piggy Bank Day Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. until noon! Offices will have fun activities and snacks for the kids! Every kid who opens a minor savings account will get their very own Piggy Bank! Whaaat?! Plus! All kids who make a deposit will get a Save, Share, Spend foam puzzle! Ding dang y’all! It ain’t never too early for your kids …

Biz Buzz: Hold on to your sombrero for Cinco de Mayo!

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By Dianne Lively Yost Momma! Take off that sombrero! You look the fool! What do you mean you can’t drink tequila shots without your sombrero? Lord have mercy y’all! Momma’s been celebratin’ Cinco de Mayo since Cinco de Tres! She’s as loaded as a shotgun in Texas on a Saturday night after payday during a bar fight! Somebody call PawPaw ‘cause Momma ain’t gonna be right for days! Ding dang it! Did somebody mention Cinco de Mayo? Yes! Honey, we have a brand spankin’ new place to celebrate Cinco de …