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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JAN 6, 2014

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The Lucy Laney Museum of Black History presents Dr. Maryemma Graham at its Senior Luncheon Series this Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. A University of Kansas Distinguished Professor, Dr. Graham is a native of Augusta and a leading scholar in African American Literature. Luncheon cost is $10.00. http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/events.htm

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The Morris Museum of Art presents Artrageous! Family Sunday: Fifth Annual Children’s Book Reading Spectacular, Sunday, January 12, 2:00 p.m. Local celebrities DJ Chill Ay Chillz, Jeff Rucker, Brad Means, and Ed Turner read classic children’s stories. Afterwards, create your own book. FREE. www.themorris.org

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Sign up by Friday, January 10 to participate in the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade. The parade will held on Saturday, January 18, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m. For more information contact, please contact the City of Augusta Special Events office 706-821-1754 or the NAACP office 706-724-0390. Parade application available at: http://augustaga.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=873.

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Georgia Regents University’s Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Jag20 Emerging Leader awards program. The Jag 20 honors 20 outstanding younger alumni who have upheld the values of Georgia Regents University and have made a significant impact in their chosen career field, their community and/or their alma mater. http://grualumni.com/Jag20

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Fulfill your new year’s resolution at the GRU Augusta Half Marathon & 10K. Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. in downtown Augusta.  Register now at http://www.augustahalf.org/.

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Enjoy America’s largest luncheon concert series every Tuesday through March 18, 2014. Held in the nave of Saint Paul’s Church, the concerts include musical styles ranging from classical to jazz. After the concert, eat lunch in the River Room catered by Chef Andrew Crumrine. Advance registration is required for lunch. See more at: http://www.augustaga.org/CalendarFolder/Events/Tuesday-s-Music-Live#sthash.of9NS3NT.dpuf.

(AUGUSTA, GA) – The 2nd Annual Red Nose 5K and Family Fun Run benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. James Brown Arena. http://www.strictlyrunning.com/.

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Shop for gently used coffee table books, art and photography books, craft books, cookbooks and gift books at the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library Book Sale. Saturday January 11, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 823 Telfair Street, Augusta. 706-469-3356

(AUGUSTA, GA) – Join the Young Professionals of Augusta (YPA) at the Partridge Inn on Tuesday, January 14 for its monthly meeting with guest speaker Tara Simkins of the Press on Foundation. Tara is a mentor and inspirational speaker. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. by our program at 6:15 p.m. http://www.ypaugusta.com/

(AUGUSTA, GA) – An African-American Doll Exhibition Honoring Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark is open now through February 2014 on the third floor of the Augusta-Richmond County Library, 823 Telfair Street. Library hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Friday – Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. FREE Admission

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta honors our veterans with numerous events today, including: Veterans Day Ceremony, Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home, 9 a.m. Monday at 1101 15th Street, 706.721.2531; CSRA-Augusta Veterans Day Parade: 10-11 a.m. Monday, Broad Street, downtown Augusta; Veterans Day Ceremony, 11 a.m. Monday, All Wars Monument, Fourth and Broad streets; National Veteran’s Day Run, 4 p.m. Monday, Lake Olmstead Park, 78 Milledge Road, veteransdayrun.org/run/augusta. Thank you to all who have served in our nation’s military.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Greater Augusta Arts Council will hold its 2013 Legislative Luncheon this Thursday, November 14, 2013, 11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. at the Augusta Public Library, 823 Telfair Street. Speakers Mayor Deke Copenhaver, Commissioner Corey Johnson, and Augusta Regional Collaboration Executive Director Matthew Kwatinetz will discuss the role of arts in economic development and future plans for developing arts in Augusta. For more information: http://augustaarts.com.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Garden City Jazz will perform November 16 at 5:00.p.m. at the Pine Street pocket park at Heritage Pine as part of the Jazz on Pine concert series. Jazz on Pine is a celebration of music and community in Augusta’s Laney Walker/Bethlehem. Free and open to the public. For more information: www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/blog/.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Georgia Regents University’s Health Care Initiative will be held November 16, 2013 in partnership with the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. Services include comprehensive screening by professional nurses, a nurse practioner, psychiatrist and podiatrist. Sponsored by GRU, Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, Phi Chi Chapter Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc., and Queensborough Bank.  http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/events.htm

 

(AUGUSTA, GA)Artspace returns to Augusta this month to share recommendations gleaned from an online survey of Augusta area artists and other creatives about the types of work and living spaces they need. A public meeting will be held Monday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. at 600 Broad Street to discuss the final report and next steps. Stay up to date with the latest news at https://www.facebook.com/CulturalAugusta .

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Southern Soul & Song, presented by the Morris Museum of Art, continues through February 2014 with monthly concerts featuring rising stars and legends of bluegrass, country, roots, blues, and Americana music performing in Augusta’s historic Imperial Theatre. Blue Highway and Sierra Hull perform Friday, November 15, 7:30 p.m.  http://southernsoulandsong.org/index.shtml

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta has announced its 8th annual Endangered Properties List. Included are the Old First Baptist Church and original Congregation Children of Israel synagogue in the downtown area and three commercial structures in the Augusta Downtown Historic District. See more about these properties at http://www.historicaugusta.org/.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History’s Annual Quilt Exhibition continues through December 30, 2013. This year’s exhibit features quilts crafted by Atlanta’s Brown Sugar Stitchers, a guild of African American quilters from the metro-Atlanta area. For information, visit www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/events.htm.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art has posted a fresh, new calendar of events featuring films, music, exhibits, workshops, lectures and more for November 2013 – February 2014. http://www.themorris.org/calendar/calendar.html

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta Christmas Light Up Spectacular Call For Vendors: If you would like to submit an application as a vendor for this year’s Christmas Light Up Spectacular, visit www.myaugustadowntown.com/. Applications are due November 30.

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINE, OCT 28, 2013

(Augusta, GA) – Tenor saxophonist and Richmond County educator, Tim Sanders, and his band Unity will perform Saturday, November 2nd in the final concert of the Jazz on Pine celebration of local music. The concert takes place at 6:00 pm in the Heritage Pine Pocket Park on Pine Street between Laney Walker Boulevard and Florence Street. Jazz on Pine, planned and orchestrated by highly-regarded jazz keyboardist Karen Gordon, is the inaugural public cultural event for the neighborhood’s newly-christened park and is anticipated to become an annual jazz concert series. Full press release: http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Jazz-Series-Comes-Home_Oct-7-2013.pdf.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History holds its Annual Quilt Exhibition October 17 – December 30, 2013. The Brown Sugar Stitchers once again display their wonderful array of quilts. They will be joined by Mrs. Pollie Stevenson – a long time art exhibitor from New York. More Information: http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/events.htm.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Kroc Center’s Café on the Canal provides a variety of freshly prepared, delicious food and free wi-fi for the Augusta Area. Open to members and non-members, six days a week. http://salvationarmyaugusta.org/kroc-center/

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum hosts Starters: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection Exhibition. The exhibition includes works from a number of well-known artists, including Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, Dorothea Lange, George Caleb Bingham, and Alphonse Mucha, among many others. On display through November 24, 2013.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Georgia Regents University has received the 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of this award, GRU will be featured along with 55 other recipients in the magazine’s November 2013 issue.

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, OCT 21, 2013

(AUGUSTA, GA) Join us Saturday, October 26 at 6:00 PM for a performance by Joe Collier & Friends as part of the Jazz on Pine celebration taking place in the pocket park at Heritage Pine, the flagship development of Laney Walker/Bethlehem. This free concert series is presented by the City of Augusta and Heritage Pine Homeowners Association. Tim Sanders & UNITY will wrap up the season series with a performance on November 2nd.

http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/blog/

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History holds its Annual Quilt Exhibition October 17 – December 30, 2013. The Brown Sugar Stitchers once again display their wonderful array of quilts. They will be joined by Mrs. Pollie Stevenson – a long time art exhibitor from New York. More Information: http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/events.htm.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Paine College School of Professional Studies and the Black Executive Exchange Program present “Leading into the 21st Century,” Fall Career Fair, Wednesday, October 23 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the Candler Memorial Library. http://www.paine.edu/

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum hosts Starters: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection Exhibition. The exhibition includes works from a number of well-known artists, including Andy Warhol, Helen Frankenthaler, Alfred Stieglitz, Berenice Abbott, Dorothea Lange, George Caleb Bingham, and Alphonse Mucha, among many others. On display through November 24, 2013.

Also at the Morris: a B Movie Minimarathon on Saturday, October 26, noon–5:00 p.m. Screening and discussion of cult classic horror films in the museum’s auditorium with alternative cinema guru Michael J. Weldon and film fanatic and director Matthew Buzzell. Popcorn and drinks included. Members, free; nonmembers, $5.

(AUGUSTA, GA) Georgia Regents University has received the 2013 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of this award, GRU will be featured along with 55 other recipients in the magazine’s November 2013 issue.

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JULY 22, 2013

(AUGUSTA, GA) A special ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the Heritage Pine pocket park will take place on Tuesday, July 30th at 10 am. The ceremony will highlight the efforts of community leaders instrumental in launching the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort.

www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com

 

(AUGUSTA, GA)  Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) and Georgia Regents Medical Center (GRMC), Georgia’s public academic health center renowned for its top-ranked doctors, announced a 15-year alliance to enable increasingly patient-centered approaches to care and to create an innovative business model that addresses current and future clinical, operational and equipment needs of GRMC’s multiple sites. The alliance is a first-of-its-kind delivery model in the United States. Through the agreement, worth approximately USD 300 million, the largest of its kind for Philips, the company will provide GRMC with a comprehensive range of consulting services, advanced medical technologies, and operational performance, planning and maintenance services with pre-determined monthly operational costs over a 15-year term. The alliance will broadly support the Georgia Regents Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Georgia, Georgia Regents University Cancer Center and the health system’s numerous outpatient clinics.
www.georgiahealth.edu

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Chronicle features a news article on the most recent community meeting for Laney Walker/Bethlehem. The article focuses on the challenges of developing one of the project’s key priority development areas, Foundry Place.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-07-18/official-laney-walker-development-slowed-mills-campus-plan

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Not Gaddy, from IDrum2U, will be conducting a community drum circle event at the Morris Museum of Art on Saturday, July 27 at 2:00 pm. FREE and open to the public.
www.themorris.org

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The projected impacts of Georgia Regents University on Augusta over the next 17 years are highlighted in a video located on the Augusta Tomorrow website.

http://www.augustatomorrow.org/common/Content.asp?PAGE=505&CONTENT=1479

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Leaders from Paine College will be meeting with the core development team for Laney Walker/Bethlehem on Tuesday, July 23 at 3:00 pm to explore providing housing options for faculty and staff.

www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Development activity in Laney Walker/Bethlehem is expanding, with work on phase two of Holley Street Commons and the start of phase one of a senior multifamily project in Twiggs Circle. Antioch Ministries, Inc. is the lead developer for Holley, while the Augusta Housing Authority is developing the 60-unit multifamily project.
www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Photography Festival, Inc. presents “Reframing the Subject: Photographing Transformation in Laney Walker/Bethlehem” September 27-29, 2013. This weekend-long workshop features classes and photo field trips focused on Augusta’s historic Laney Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods. More information and registration at
www.augustaphotofestival.org.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Plans are underway for another great Blocks Are Beautiful celebration. Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept 14 – details coming soon. Contact Edkesha Anderson at 706-821-1797 if you’d like to volunteer or have ideas to share.
https://www.facebook.com/BlocksAreBeautiful

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JUNE 3, 2013

(AUGUSTA, GA) At the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce’s May board meeting held this past week, Chester A. Wheeler, Director of the Housing & Community Development Department, unveiled a report card on the nationally-acclaimed Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization Effort. Highlights of the report include: total economic impact on the area of almost $21 million, five year return on investment of 82%, and 285 total jobs created.

www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Heritage Pine Home Owners’ Association will be holding its next monthly meeting on Monday, June 17th, at 6:00 pm at 1228 Pine Street.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is participating in the Blue Star Program, which offers FREE ADMISSION to all military personnel and their families now through Sunday, September 1, 2013. www.themorris.org

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The City of Augusta and the Augusta Regional Collaboration project are in the final weeks of surveying the general Augusta community about the need for exhibition and workspace for local artists. This survey will be critical to finalizing the scope for an upcoming ArtSpace site to be located in the city’s urban core area. The survey closes Wednesday, June 19th. Go to the “Cultural Augusta” Facebook page and “like” it to stay plugged into the latest updates. https://www.facebook.com/CulturalAugusta. For link to the survey:

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1151842/Augusta-Artist-Survey

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Greater Augusta Arts Council, which hosts the Annual Arts in the Heart Festival, just announced that this year’s 33rd annual festival, to take place September 20-22, will focus on the celebration of community in order to bring awareness to the abundant diversity of the City of Augusta.
http://www.augustaarts.com/

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) This week’s mayoral YouTube video features Eric Parker of the Clubhouse and our very own Mike Blanchard discussing The National Day of Civic Hacking and Super Happy Block Party
http://youtu.be/u8Z2zf8ZJLE?hd=1

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Downtown Development Authority announced the beginning of an aggressive retail recruitment initiative for the urban core. Chairman Cameron Nixon says, “This is the natural next step in our revitalization strategy.”
http://www.myaugustadowntown.com/

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Southpoint Media will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Augusta location Thursday, June 6th at 11 a.m. at historic Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene Street, Suite 80. This new office will be South Point Media’s second location, and is their first outside of the firm’s Savannah home on Broughton Street. Southpoint Media is a web design firm founded in 2004 by Brad Morrison, a technology entrepreneur with more than 15 years experience in the industry. For more information call 706.403.4473 or visit www.southpointmedia.com.

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JAN 28, 2013

(AUGUSTA, GA) Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, along with members of her nationally-acclaimed organization Purpose Built Communities, visited Laney Walker/Bethlehem this past week on a general information and discovery mission to explore development and investment opportunities. Purpose Built is all about holistic redevelopment – it focuses on education, health and wellness, and housing (among others), and has become a national model on how to transform urban centers into thriving places.
http://purposebuiltcommunities.org/

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is featuring photographer and filmmaker Kendall Messick for a talk and screening of his acclaimed film The Projectionist. Afterwards, enjoy music by Matthew Buzzell and cocktails in the galleries.Thursday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m.
www.themorris.org

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Laney Walker/Bethlehem kicked off its 5-Year Birthday celebration with a two-day retreat January 17 – 18 to begin to map out plans for the coming five years. Members of the LWB development team, including representatives from Augusta’s Housing Department and APD, met with representatives from various community organizations to consider ways to link developments in Laney Walker/Bethlehem to the rest of Augusta’s urban core.
www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Wallace branch of the Augusta Regional Library (located on Laney Walker Boulevard)is featuring a talk by Kristin Eberhart entitled “”To College or Not?”. February 13 at 11:00.
http://www.ecgrl.org/

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization Initiative has received a 2013 National Planning Excellence Award from the American Planning Association and Department of Housing and Urban Development. This prestigious national award places emphasis on how creative housing, economic development, and private investments have been used in or with a comprehensive community development plan to empower a community. laneywalkerbethlehem.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/HUD-AugustaLaneyWalker2013_web.pdf.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) This week’s YouTube video from the desk of Mayor Deke Copenhaver features Augusta’s Sustainability Manager, John Stout.
http://youtu.be/XMejTXdFijs?hd=1

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) GRU is rolling out its plan for street calming along Laney Walker Boulevard, a plan that many are citing as a win-win solution to reducing potential vehicle fatalities while also maintaining connectivity to adjacent neighborhoods such as Laney Walker and Bethlehem.
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-01-07/open-house-laney-walker-plan

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The New Bethlehem Community Center is featuring an event of fellowship, food, and entertainment to improve the quality of life, called “The 2013 Souper Bowl.” Saturday, Feb. 2, 5 pm at Fat Man’s Cafe. For more information, contact Sheridan Glaze at sheridanglaze@aol.com

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem development team is set to release an RFP for development of a Heritage Trail for this award-winning development. More more information, contact Abbie Rickoff
arickoff@assetproperty.com

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Heritage Pine Homeowners Association will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, January 28, 6 to 8 pm at 1228 Laney Walker Boulevard. www.heritagepineaugusta.com

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JAN 14, 2013

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Revitalization Initiative has received a 2013 National Planning Excellence Award from the American Planning Association and Department of Housing and Urban Development. This prestigious national award places emphasis on how creative housing, economic development, and private investments have been used in or with a comprehensive community development plan to empower a community. laneywalkerbethlehem.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/HUD-AugustaLaneyWalker2013_web.pdf.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Tomorrow, Inc. board has just announced the completion of a newly updated and interactive History section on its website. The updated section not only chronicles the history of Augusta Tomorrow, but of the City of Augusta during the last 30 years.
www.augustatomorrow.com

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) GHSU is rolling out its plan for street calming along Laney Walker Boulevard, a plan that many are citing as a win-win solution to reducing potential vehicle fatalities while also maintaining connectivity to adjacent neighborhoods such as Laney Walker and Bethlehem.
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-01-07/open-house-laney-walker-plan

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Greater Augusta Arts Council of Augusta GA has received a coveted Community Foundation of the CSRA grant. The grant will be used to present “14 Stations,” the work of internationally renowned photographer, David Michalek. This presentation at Sacred Heart Cultural Center in June, will be the culmination of a week-long exploration of the impact of art on social change – specifically showcasing the work of local social service agencies who focus on the transition out of homelessness. From January to June the Arts council will be working with numerous agency partners to introduce art into the lives of transitioning families and individuals.
http://www.augustaarts.com/
For a full list of grant recipients:
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-07/community-foundation-announces-grants-40-area-organizations

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem development team has released an RFP for development opportunities of two iconic, historic structures: one at the former site of St. Benedict’s Boarding School (Laney Walker Boulevard and 12th Street), and the other at the site of the Penny Savings & Loan. Interested parties should contact Warren Campbell at wcampbell@assetproperty.com.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Heritage Pine Homeowners Association will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, January 28, 6 to 8 pm at 1228 Laney Walker Boulevard. www.heritagepineaugusta.com

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, DEC 17, 2012

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta native, Janaka Bowman Lewis, Assistant Professor of English at UNC Charlotte, will be signing copies of her new book “Brown All Over,” a children’s celebration of color. Friday, December 21,, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Lucy Laney Museum of Black History.
http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Chronicle recently featured an article on the development of three new pockets parks in Heritage Pine, the pioneer development for Laney Walker/Bethlehem.
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-09/laney-walker-revitalization-project-includes-neighborhood-pocket-parks?v=1355101901

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Greater Augusta Arts Council of Augusta GA has received a coveted Community Foundation of the CSRA grant. The grant will be used to present “14 Stations,” the work of internationally renowned photographer, David Michalek. This presentation at Sacred Heart Cultural Center in June, will be the culmination of a week-long exploration of the impact of art on social change – specifically showcasing the work of local social service agencies who focus on the transition out of homelessness. From January to June the Arts council will be working with numerous agency partners to introduce art into the lives of transitioning families and individuals.
http://www.augustaarts.com/
For a full list of grant recipients:
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-07/community-foundation-announces-grants-40-area-organizations

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem development team has released an RFP for development opportunities of two icnonic, historic structures: one at the former site of St. Benedict’s Boarding School (Laney Walker Boulevard and 12th Street), and the other at the site of the Penny Savings & Loan. Interested parties should contact Warren Campbell at
wcampbell@assetproperty.com

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) 30901 Development Corporation, the economic development arm of Beulah Grove Baptist Church, is featuring a new 3-bedroom home for sale at 1433 Wrightsboro Road. Contact Beverly Wright or Angela Davis for more information at 706.823.0905.

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, DEC 10, 2012

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Greater Augusta Arts Council of Augusta GA has received a coveted Community Foundation of the CSRA grant. The grant will be used to present “14 Stations,” the work of internationally renowned photographer, David Michalek. This presentation at Sacred Heart Cultural Center in June, will be the culmination of a week-long exploration of the impact of art on social change – specifically showcasing the work of local social service agencies who focus on the transition out of homelessness. From January to June the Arts council will be working with numerous agency partners to introduce art into the lives of transitioning families and individuals.
http://www.augustaarts.com/
For a full list of grant recipients:

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-07/community-foundation-announces-grants-40-area-organizations

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) AIA SDAT Final Report for Augusta is now available. The American Institute of Architects’ Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) convened in Augusta June 2012 to develop a sustainability program for Laney Walker/Bethlehem. Recommendations on topics ranging from urban design and land use, urban forestry, green infrastructure, transit, sustainability, economic development and community engagement are detailed in the AIA SDAT Final Report, now available at www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/AIA_SDAT_FinalReport.pdf.

 

(AUGUSTA,GA) Dr. Ricardo Azziz makes the case for a consolidated GHSU-ASU Research university.
http://azziz.georgiahealth.edu/archives/669

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The historic Hornsby House, located in the Twiggs Circle development area of Laney Walker/Bethlehem, has been acquired by the Land Bank Authority for upcoming restoration.
www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Heritage Pine, the flagship development for the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization, has two new pocket parks on Florence Street with a third, larger park coming soon to Pine Street. The new Pine Street park will be located across from the Heritage Pine model home located at 1228 Pine Street, and will feature shade trees, benches, and a pathway for casual strolling. http://www.flickr.com/photos/72723613@N06/.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy C. Laney Museum of Black History is in the midst of its Annual Doll Exhibit, featuring dolls from various collections-old, new, and from all nations, as well as the Michelle Obama Collection. Through the end of December.
http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) 30901 Development Corporation, the economic development arm of Beulah Grove Baptist Church, is featuring a new 3-bedroom home for sale at 1433 Wrightsboro Road. Contact Beverly Wright or Angela Davis for more information at 706.823.0905.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) This week Mayor Copenhaver showcases our new Sheriff’s Administration Building with help from Sheriff Ronnie Strength:
http://youtu.be/yQeVKXk2hTg?hd=1

 

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