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Author: Renee Williams

January 2019 Calendar of Events

EVENTS Jan 1. National Bloody Mary Day Jan 4 & 5. Poison Peach Film Festival number eleven takes place at the fabulous Imperial Theatre in downtown Augusta. This year Friday night is horror night and features Wages of Cine’s Tales of Terror. Saturday night is family friendly and features the WWII aviation epic Storm Birds, a world premiere feature. Weekend Passes are $20 and Individual days are $13. Visit, www.imperialtheatre.com. Jan 5. Augusta Symphony Gala. 8:00 p.m. Visit, www. millertheateraugusta.com. Jan. 7. Orthodox Christmas Day Jan. 9. Want to apply to Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival? Are...

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Short Takes: January 2019

Tech Echo Spot Echo Spot brings you everything you love in a stylish and compact design. Just ask to see the weather, get the news with a video flash briefing, set an alarm, see lyrics, check your calendar, browse and listen to audiobooks and more. Echo Spot features far-field technology with four microphones, beamforming technology and enhanced noise cancellation so it can hear you from across the room – even while music is playing. Amazon’s Echo Spot has a 2.5-inch touchscreen, a camera and Amazon’s smart assistant, Alexa, built in.          Hot Off the Press Christine Hurley...

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Short Takes: November/December 2018

TECH Pajama Warming Pouch Thanks to its integrated heating elements and thermal satin interior, this ingenious electric bag from Hammacher Schlemmer warms up your nightwear to a toasty      118º F in just 10 minutes. Despite its name, the Pajama Warming Pouch can also be used for towels, gloves, or socks for an extra layer of warmth and comfort. www.hammacher.com          Hot Off the Press In his book, My First Coach: Untold Stories of NFL Quarterbacks and Their Dads, author Gary Myers writes “Tom Brady’s father is an estate planner. Jim Harbaugh’s father had a long...

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