Zoey Thomas is dedicated to encouraging and uplifting people. This was part of her motivation for opening Living Well Nutrition about a year ago in Statesboro. Spreading the gospel is also incredibly important to Thomas and plays a key role in the day to day running of her business.
She takes the time to include handwritten pieces of scripture or Christian quotes on the side of protein shakes and energizing teas heading out the door of her shop.
“We love hearing people’s responses of how they truly needed that energy and that verse or quote,” said Thomas.
Living Well Nutrition also emphasizes the additional health benefits of their beverages, whether that be fat burning coffee or collagen in a tea. However, what people constantly brag about are the delicious flavors!
“Went by this place today and oh my goodness I’m so glad I did. I got the Coconut Dream Tea and it was AMAZING! Will Definitely be back!!” Cheyenne Willis said in a Facebook review.
“I love this place. Very friendly staff and uplifting messages in the cups. The teas are so tasty too. Help support local small businesses. Go check them out asap!” Dianna Sammons-Floyd also said in a Facebook review.
Another product offered by Living Well Nutrition are their dry teas. Handed over as a small container of powder, the staff at Living Well will give you instructions on how to prepare the tea. If you can’t run by the shop everyday or want it on the go, dry tea is the perfect solution for your tea craving!
With future plans to start serving smoothie bowls, Living Well is a growing business. Stop by and see them from 9am-5pm Monday through Friday and 10am-2pm on Saturdays. Living Well Nutrition is located at 23669 US-80, near Fordham’s Farmhouse Restaurant. You can reach them at (912) 403-2686.
Sydney O. Davis
Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau
PO Box 1516
The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority is partnering with Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee to host their annual Ag Night Out First Friday event on Friday, October 1, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Ag Night Out is a First Friday event sponsored by Agri Supply and Nutrien Ag Solutions that promotes Statesboro’s local agriculture. The purpose of Ag Night Out is to raise awareness and build relationships throughout our community by celebrating our local agriculture. The event will feature a variety of locally grown foods, live music by Matt Waters, educational farm exhibits, tractor displays, vendors and other games and activities fit for the whole family.
The Bulloch County 4-H will hold a “Farm” themed costume contest at the event for children ages 0-8 on the main stage between the Courthouse and Synovus Bank. Check in will start at 6 p.m. and the contest will begin at 6:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.
In conjunction with Ag Night Out, The Zeta Tau Alpha Statesboro Alumnae Chapter will “Pink Out the Fountain” in downtown Statesboro on Friday at 5:30 pm. October signals the beginning of Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Month. The organization is calling on all breast cancer survivors, patients currently undergoing breast cancer, and families who have lost a loved one from breast cancer to come and participate. Each person will receive a small cup of pink dye and be able to pour their cup into the fountain.
The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority would also like to thank their 2021-2022 sponsors: Colony Bank, Cinnaholic, Statesboro Properties, McKeithen’s True Value, CORE Credit Union, Georgia Power, East Georgia Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, Wells Fargo , Tormenta FC, Coca Cola, Statesboro Oral Surgery, McLendon Enterprise, Southern Chiropractic & Wellness Center, Zaxby’s and Morris Bank.
For more information on Ag Night Out, contact the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority at 912-764-7227 or visit statesborodowntown.com.
Theatre South invites you to an evening of murder and mayhem. Six original short plays by student playwrights. See you there…if you dare.
The Ten-Minute Play Festival is an annual program produced by Theatre South, in association with Georgia Southern Theatre. The submitted plays were sent out to a panel of respondents including alumni, theatre professionals, and faculty. The top scoring plays are presented in a staged reading in the Spring Semester.
The Theatre South student club is an open student group that accepts members from all majors. The students host guest artists and run workshops on various theatre topics from improv, to dance, to audition skills, and building a resume.
The Ten-Minute Play Festival will hold on Saturday, March 30th, 2019 at 7:30 pm at Sanford Hall, Room 1002. Admission is Free.
See you there . . . If you dare.
The GSUPAC is Proud to Introduce Elle Woods, a Lawyer with a Heart of Gold and a Mane to Match, in Legally Blonde
The Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern is excited to present the fabulously fun musical, Legally Blonde. The heralded national tour stops right here in Statesboro on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now! Don’t wait to secure your seat!
The international award-winning Broadway musical based on the adored movie of the same name, Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of the beautiful, brilliant, and blonde Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams – and justice of course! This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dance numbers. Equal parts hilarious and heartwarming, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!
The sparkling new touring production features choreography by Tony-nominated Denis Jones, snazzy modern scenery, costumes, lighting, and sound, and dynamic LED video screens with new inventive designs by Daniel Brody (of Aladdin, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and the Wizard of Oz fame). A perfect show to bring joy to audiences of all ages, Legally Blonde The Musical will win your heart and inspire you to push past the barriers that stand between you and your own dreams!
“This show is sure to please fans of the classic movie as well as those who are brand new to the story of perky and beautiful but kind Elle Woods and her ragtag group. The music is so much fun and the underlying message to believe in yourself no matter what anyone expects of you really resonates,” says GSUPAC Director Stacie McDaniel.
Tickets are $32 for adults and $16 for youth 17 and under, and are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern Box Office. Discounts are available for Georgia Southern students and faculty/staff. Group rates for groups of 10 or more are also available. Visit the Box Office in person Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, or purchase tickets over the phone at 912-478-7999 or online at www.georgiasouthern.edu/pac.
DISCLAIMER: This musical contains adult themes and some mild language. Viewer discretion is advised.
For more information, please contact:
This Friday, February 1st, Bird Dog Jubilee will be jamming live at Statesboro’s very own The Blue Room.
Bird Dog Jubilee is a rock-n-roll collection of instrumentalists that blur the lines between structured songs and improvisational jams. While their roots run deep in Atlanta, their act is building up steam throughout Southeastern venues and festivals. Their chutzpah is epitomized by their ability to seamlessly meld tunes while encouraging impromptu collaborations with fellow musicians live on stage.
Each member has an eclectic set of influences in which they draw inspiration from, but they can always agree on The Band, Phish, or My Morning Jacket while on the road. The synergy of each member’s experiences culminate live on stage providing a unique take each time you attend a performance.
Fresh off recording their debut 3-song EP at Prana Studios just outside the Atlanta City Limits, BDJ is ready to let it ring out and jam with you at their next show. Whether they are blending old ballads, or hashing out new grooves, this is act is always a sight to see at their crux.
They will release their best live tracks of 2018 periodically starting with Tabby’s Playhouse > Duct Tape James. This medley encapsulates BDJ’s new found sound with technical licks accompanied by sweet melodies. Check out the new tunes on Spotify, iTunes, and all streaming platforms.
You gotta get up to get down and they are looking forward to seeing you there. BDJ abides.
Tickets are one sale now and the doors open at 8PM, so be sure to kick off your weekend with a night of great music here in beautiful Statesboro.
To hear some music from the band, check out their Spotify debut!
For questions about the venue, contact:
The Blue Room
1830 Chandler Rd
Georgia Southern’s Performing Arts Center is the Next Stop on the Search for the Holy Grail With Monty Python’s Spamalot
Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Music, Monty Python’s Spamalot brings its infamous search for the Holy Grail to The Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now and going fast!
This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film classic, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest to find the missing mythical Holy Grail. All of your favorite gags from the film find new life on stage, including flying cows, killer rabbits, and taunting Frenchmen. With a book by Monty Python comedy troupe alum Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Idle and John Du Prez, this hilarious Broadway show turns the genre on its head and features familiar show-stopping musical numbers, “He Is Not Dead Yet,” “Find Your Grail,” and “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.”
Says Performing Arts Center Director Stacie McDaniel, “Everyone remembers their first experience laughing at Monty Python. The zany, outrageous comedy and fun musical numbers will make it a great time for all audiences. We can’t wait!”
Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for youth 17 and under, and are on sale now at the Performing Arts Center at Georgia Southern Box Office. Discounts are available for Georgia Southern students and faculty/staff. Group rates for groups of 10 or more are also available. Visit the Box Office in person Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, or purchase tickets over the phone at 912-478-7999 or online atwww.georgiasouthern.edu/pac.
DISCLAIMER: This musical contains adult themes and some mild language. Viewer discretion is advised.
For more information, please contact:
Being “home grown” in Statesboro, Eagle Creek Brewing is Statesboro’s only craft beer production facility. It is located at 106 Savannah Avenue and hosts tours and tastings on Friday and Saturday nights at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm for anyone over 21, many times featuring musical artists. The Low Country Ale, the Spot Tail Light Blonde Ale, Georgia Tea Party Amber Ale, Grass Roots Lemon Lime Hefeweizen and Puff’s Magic Dragon Dry Stout round out their regulars. Tours and tastings are the only time the brewery is open to the public.
In Georgia beer news, Governor Nathan Deal just signed into law new beer regulations allowing for take-home products starting later this summer. Growlers, six packs, glass souvenirs and other swag may be purchased at Eagle Creek Brewing Company with specific limitations on the take-away alcohol.
Another local business to visit is Southern Growlers, established in 2013 as the “Beer Filling Station” of Statesboro. Located at 514 S. Main Street across from Gnats Restaurant, this unique business in Statesboro features “the best fine beer collection in Southern Georgia.” It includes a full range of craft beers from about twenty regional and national craft breweries. Customers can visit the store with their growlers in hand and try a variety of choices on tap that rotate continuously. Hours are Mon – Friday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 pm. The store offers its own swag for the local beer enthusiast.
The young adult generations in particular have embraced craft beer, so being in a college town makes sense for these two craft beer businesses. Have no doubt, beer lovers of all ages appreciate the taste offered through beers that include flavors all across the board, from hoppy to citrus, light to heavy stouts. Locals and visitors alike can enjoy the opportunity to taste fresh, home grown beers as well as those throughout the region and the world right here in Statesboro, Georgia.
A live eagle at Georgia Southern University? Makes perfect sense as the long time mascot of the university. However, until 25 years ago, the idea never occurred to anyone.
“I cannot believe the announcer just called that Turkey Vulture a bald eagle. That’s not acceptable,” said Harry Mathews. That day at a GSU football game in 1990, an idea was born that would evolve into today’s Center for Wildlife Education. An outdoor enthusiast, GSU graduate and biology major, Harry made a pitch to bring a real bald eagle to campus as the official mascot. He felt it was important for students, staff and GSU supporters to recognize, respect and preserve the national bird. The concept met with interest, but the eagle would need a home and someone to care for it.
With Steve Hein at the helm, The Center for Wildlife Education has served as a leading environmental educational facility and tourism show stopper for over twenty years. Located on 17 acres within the GSU campus, the mission is to provide wildlife encounters for the 17,5000 school children and citizens of the region annually, as well as for visitors seeking a unique experience while in Statesboro.
Using wild animals to demonstrate their habitats, visitors learn about the species natural to this region of Georgia and the United States. Humans observe and even interact with the wildlife in their environment through programs and live demonstrations.
Children can immerse themselves during the summer in Junior Naturalist Camps entitled CHALLENGE 2015 “Survive the Wild.” Full of exciting events and teamwork, students will employ critical thinking skills that challenge young naturalists. Ages 6 – 13 years will learn about king snakes, alligators, hawks and eagles. With limited spaces available, be sure to register your youth now.
Check out weekday presentations during June, July and August (closed weekends); visitors should visit the Center’s website (http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/wildlife/visit/schedule/) to discover ongoing activities. This gem is worth the visit for all ages!
Listed as the #1 thing to do in Statesboro according to Trip Advisor, this clean, affordable and fun water park has a day of adventure waiting for you! Who better to listen to than travelers who have visited the park?
Annej from Savannah says, “Just an overall fun place to swim and all sorts of water things to play with like beach balls, etc. The water slide as well as the huge floating things to get on which take you through and down the little ‘streams’…the unexpected water squirts are thrilling.”
JugsBunnyBear from Savannah adds, “This water park is unbeatable when it comes to being family friendly. The toddler splash pad and play area is PERFECT for the 1-4 year old crowd. It allows for the young ones to have a great time and splash around in just a few inches of water without being trampled by the big kids.”
Ticket prices range from $6.00 – $12.00 and are based on height and time spent at the park. Children ages 2 and under are FREE. Discounted tickets are available for individuals with proof of Bulloch County residency, current military and Georgia Southern University & Ogeechee Tech staff and students. Picture ID is required to receive the discounts. Buy your tickets online and save time!
2015 Waterpark Season Passes are ON SALE NOW! Season Passes are $60 for the first pass, and each additional is $50. Special benefits and regulations apply. Drop by Splash in the Boro Aquatics Building or call 912-489-3000 to purchase yours. Cash, check, VISA, Mastercard and Discover cards are accepted. Group rates are available for making family and friends memories!
Hours vary, so refer to the Splash website at http://splashintheboro.com/plan/. Here you will find all kinds of great information about what to bring, where to stay, special news and events, highlights and attractions of the park. Be sure to check out the programs available, such as swimming and diving lessons, water aerobics, as well as the concessions available to meet your hunger needs.
When deciding where to fill your summer days, choose Splash in the Boro!
The Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes you to Statesboro, Georgia!
Statesboro is a very unique, special town nicknamed ‘The Eagle Nation’ where we stand firm in our ‘True Blue.’ We are very proud of our developing community, hardworking citizens, and our influx of college residents. Whether passing through, moving in, or calling this great place “home” for the next four years, Statesboro welcomes you and continuously has plenty to offer. Don’t let the small-town feel fool you, Statesboro is enriched with distinct, one-of-a-kind attractions and various activities that really add to the community. If you are new to the area or perhaps want to know more about what there is to do in Statesboro, the list goes on and on!
Splash In the Boro is a family waterpark and aquatic center complete with a lazy river, multiple pools, spray lily pads, and plenty of fun in the sun. All you need to do is lather on some SPF and the smiles come naturally. Splash In the Boro is complete with 768,000 gallons of fun, especially when boogie boarding on the Dual Flow Rider, the only one you can find in Georgia.
After cooling off, travel on over to S&S Greenway Gentilly Street Trailhead. This beautiful, peaceful trail is perfect for exploring the paths on a nice bike ride or dog walk. Nicknamed “Greenway” by multiple college students, you are sure to find plenty of visitors enjoying a beautiful Statesboro day outside.
Another great attraction nestled in the hearts of many locals is the Meinhardt Vineyards and Winery. Here you can witness a lovely view, enjoy a glass, and appreciate the winemaker’s exclusive artwork. The “Winery” is located just outside the city limits, on the countryside, which really adds to the atmosphere and the over-all experience. Swing by for a tour and enjoy a free tasting! Now, perhaps you are looking for a nice time at a golf club.
One of Statesboro’s finest, Smithfield Golf Club is one of the best championship golf courses in the area as a family-oriented club where there is something for everyone. Since 1997, Smithfield Golf Club has continued to be the course of choice for golfers of all ages, complete with a driving range, golf cart rentals, and beverage bar for your convenience.
Splash In the Boro, S&S Greenway Gentilly Street Trailhead, the Meinhardt Vineyards and Winery, and Smithfield Golf Club are just four of the endless possibilities for a good time located within Statesboro.
Of course there are plenty of family-friendly attractions that complete the Statesboro community. However, Statesboro is especially unique with the energy of a college town. Look out for the next blog to learn more about the Georgia Southern community, focused specifically on the lives of college students who add such an exceptional livelihood to this wonderful town.