(AUGUSTA, GA) Young Professionals of Augusta will feature Chester A. Wheeler,III, Director of the Augusta Housing & Community Development Department, at its upcoming meeting on September 11 @ Paine House (Beman Street & Central Avenue). Wheeler will speak about revitalization efforts in Laney Walker/Bethlehem. Networking and check-in: 5:30pm; Meeting and speaker: 6:30pm. Bring a friend to this great networking event, and remember, your first visit is always free! Sponsored by Golden Harvest Food Bank. www.ypaugusta.com
(AUGUSTA, GA) A story in The Augusta Chronicle (Monday, Sept. 3) features plans for the redevelopment of Twiggs Circle, including the restoration of two historic homes.
(AUGUSTA, GA) The City of Augusta will hold its second Public Information Meeting on the proposed widening and realignment concept for Berckmans Road. The public is encouraged to attend and provide input. Monday, September 17, 2012, 4:00 – 7:00 PM at Julian Smith Casino.
(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History and Historic Augusta, Inc. will present the third annual symposium, “This Place Matters: Preserving Augusta’s African-American Communities,” Friday & Saturday, Oct. 19-20.
(AUGUSTA, GA) New Bethlehem Community Center will celebrate 100 years of service in Augusta with two events. The community is invited to enjoy the Centennial Festival on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Registrations are being accepted for vendors and participants. On Sunday, October 21, 2012, the Alumni and Friends of New Bethlehem will host “100 Years of Memories and Accomplishments” at 3:00 p.m. For more information about these events, call (706) 722-0086.
(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum presents the first concert of the 2012-2013 Southern Soul & Song concert series: bluegrass and country music legend Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder at the historic Imperial Theatre. Friday, September 14, 7:30 p.m.
(AUGUSTA, GA) Officials from former Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin’s Purpose Built Communities program will tour Laney Walker/Bethlehem on September 14. The visit follows a recent, successful meeting between Purpose Built officials and Augusta leaders Mayor Deke Copenhaver, City Administrator Fred Russell, and Housing Director Chester Wheeler.
(AUGUSTA, GA) Please join the Augusta Housing Department as it hosts the grand opening of its new Model Home for Heritage Pine, the afternoon of September 14. Details to follow.
(AUGUSTA, GA) Construction is well underway on a new 15-unit residential development by the United House of Prayer in the East Mill Village area of Laney Walker/Bethlehem.
(AUGUSTA, GA) In his weekly newsletter to Augusta residents, Mayor Deke Copenhaver highlighted the Augusta Regional Transit Study (ARTS) approval of the updated Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The Plan will integrate bikeway and walkway improvements into the regional planning process, as well as increase travel options for cyclists and pedestrians, identify gaps in the network, improve connectivity of communities and activity centers, create safe routes to transit, and develop a framework for Complete Streets policies and standards.
(AUGUSTA, GA) The next Laney Walker/Bethlehem quarterly community meeting will take place Tuesday, September 25 at 6:00 PM at the Family Life Center of Tabernacle Baptist Church. The public is encouraged to come hear about recent development activity and upcoming events.
(AUGUSTA, GA) Computer classes at the Wallace Branch of the Augusta Public Library (1237 Laney Walker Boulevard)begin on September 11th at 6:00 PM.
(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is offering presentations to area employers on affordable home ownership opportunities in Augusta’s downtown area. For more information, contact Shawn Edwards at SEdwards@augustaga.gov. laneywalkerbethlehem.com.
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