The deadline to enter Patch's PEEPs contest is 5 p.m. Sunday.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
This Easter use this easy recipe to turn your hard boiled eggs into a work of art.
Looking for something special to serve for an Easter lunch or dinner this Sunday? I have just the thing. This is yet another cool idea I found on Pinterest. I used my own deviled egg recipe and simply colored the eggs in Easter pastels. Here's what you need: One dozen hard-boiled eggs, peeled Food coloring Vinegar Water Directions: Slice the hard-boiled eggs in half lengthwise, remove the yolks. Place yolks in bowl to make filling. Wash the sliced eggs to remove any yolk residue. Place one tablespoon of vinegar and one half cup of water in a small cup. Add food coloring until desired color is created. Place egg in food coloring mixture and let soak until egg color reaches desired intensity. Remove egg from coloring mixture and place on a …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
What can you make with the colorful marshmallow creatures? Enter the Patch Easter PEEPs Contest by 5 p.m. on March 31.
Hebron Christian Church hosts its annual helicopter egg drop this afternoon.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Easter-themed activities kept children busy for hours but it was the main event -- the egg hunt -- that stirred up the most excitement.
The warm, sunny day was the perfect setting for the 15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Oconee Veterans Park on Saturday. The event was presented by the Oconee County Parks and Recreation Department, Oconee County Tourism and The Oconee Enterprise. Canned food items were collected and will be donated to the Area Churches Together Serving Food Bank. Activities included inflatables, cookie decorating, face painting and a photo op with the Easter bunny, among others. Board of Commissioners Chairman Melvin Davis, Commissioner Chuck Horton and Sheriff Scott Berry presided over the egg hunt, which was broken into age divisions. Children eagerly scrambled around the fields, filling their special baskets with colorful treat-filled eggs. And a few …
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Happy Easter weekend!
Weather: This weekend will be full of sunshine! High temperatures are expected to be in the mid to upper 70s on Saturday and Sunday, according to the Weather Channel. Perfect weather for outdoor activities, like egg hunts... Top things to know: Easter Sunrise Service at Ashford Manor Easter Sunrise Service at Prince Avenue Baptist Church Easter Sunrise Service and Breakfast Easter Sunday Cantana If your church is holding special services, please share about it in the comments below. Have a GREAT weekend! Happy Easter!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
With Easter coming up on Sunday, Friday and Saturday are the last chances to search for the treat-filled, colorful (sometimes golden!) eggs this year.
Some are filled with chocolate, others with festive Easter-themed candies or small toys and stickers, but all are guaranteed to put a smile on youngsters' faces each spring: Easter eggs! The whole family will have a good time at the following area events this Saturday: Any others we don't know about? Tell us about them in the comments!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Bunnies, bubbles, and baskets...fun was had by all at the 14th Annual Oconee County Easter Egg Hunt!
Saturday’s cloudy weather was brightened by the smiles and laughter of hundreds of beautiful children filling the Youth Fields of Oconee Veterans Park for their first hosting of the 14th Annual Oconee County Easter Egg Hunt. Originally held in downtown Watkinsville and hosted by its merchants and businesses, the hunt quickly grew too large for the area and was moved to Heritage Park where it was hosted by The Athens-Oconee Junior Women’s Club until last year. “In January 2011, Oconee Parks and Recreation Department took the reins on this event and began working with the the Oconee Enterprise and Oconee County Tourism to put the hunt on this April.” said Whitney Byce, Community Programs Coordinator of OCPRD. “I asked Maridee Williams about…
Happy Easter! Here is a roundup of some of the area church services for today.
1. Happy Easter! There will be plenty of sunshine and temperatures will rise into the upper 80s, the National Weather Service says. 2. At Antioch Christian Church, a sunrise service starts at 6:45 a.m. and will be followed by an Easter breakfast. 3. Ashford Memorial Methodist Church & Watkinsville Christian Church hold a joint sunrise service this morning at Ashford Manor beginning at 7 a.m. 4. Life Church of Athens Easter Worship Service will take place from 8:30a.m.–9:30 a.m. 5. Resurrection Sunday services at Watkinsville First Baptist Church will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the Life Building and Sanctuary.
Friday, April 22, 2011
A selection of naturally-colored shelled eggs will be available at the Oconee Farmers Market on Saturday.
Easter is only a couple of days away, and if you don't have a lot of time to dye eggs to decorate the table, you may find an alternative solution at the Oconee Farmers Market. Melissa Powell of Oak Leaf Farm in Bostwick sells a selection of free-range eggs that naturally come in a variety of colors. Chickens lay eggs that are layered in white, beige, light brown, chocolate brown, and even blue and olive colors, she said. The Ameraucana breed of chickens --often referred to as an 'Easter Egger'-- is one of a couple breeds known to lay blueish-green eggs, explained Powell. While the eggshell color depends on the breed, the yolk color can vary by a chicken's diet, she said. Just from her observations, she said a darker orange yolk comes from…