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When the work week is done and 5 o'clock comes around, it will still be a warm 90 degrees today.

But even with the heat and the bugs, Golden Isles residents are not shying away from outdoor activities.

When local events like tonight's First Friday in downtown Brunswick come around, residents will brave the heat to enjoy the music, shops and fares of neighborhood eateries.

Rachel Faulk is one of them. She wouldn't miss First Friday, a monthly even, for anything.

"I'm just a big proponent of the downtown industry," Faulk said. "As a Realtor, I go out there to meet and talk to people in the community."

Even when hot and buggy outside, like it was July 6, count on seeing Faulk moving about.

"You're walking in and out of shops so you're keeping cool that way, but also there's ways to stay indoors away from the bugs," Fault said.

Sometimes they get lucky, says Mathew Hill, director of the Downtown Development Authority.

"Last (month) we had such a nice breeze and the bugs really haven't been too bad," Hill said. "A lot of people come out for these events and so we have had pretty good crowds this summer."

Smaller events featuring everything from live music and art galleries to candidate meet and greets bring people out of their homes for an evening of fun in the historic streets of the city.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this evening with winds out of the southeast at 6 to 9 mph.

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