The 2nd Annual Blocks are Beautiful celebration of community will be taking place at the heart of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization area, on Pine Street, Saturday, April 28th. More details to come.


African American Trailblazers of Augusta, on exhibit at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum, now through the end of March. Trailblazers include Lucy Laney, the Rev. Essie McIntyre, Julia Dent, and more.


Plans for a community garden are in the works, as the Heritage Pine Neighborhood Association kicked off its inaugural meeting in 2012 recently. Details to follow.


Georgia Health Sciences University held a dedication ceremony this past Saturday, Feb. 25, honoring the memory of John Wesley Gilbert with a monument on the site of the university’s College of Dental Medicine, where a public housing complex named in his honor once stood.


Mayor Deke Copenhaver received an Honorable Mention as one of the 2012 Heroes of the New South by Southern Living Magazine for his role in spearheading the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem.


Water flows again in the third level of the Augusta Canal in the historic Laney Walker/Bethlehem district. This area, the site of a coal gas plant during the late 19th Century, will soon have a multi-use trail including a walking trail, benches and signs explaining significant historic sites and events in the district.


Dr. Joseph Cannon, of GHSU, and Carl Hammond-Beyer, of A. R. Johnson High School, the faculty members who are directing A.R. Johnson High School Students in a longitudinal (multi-year) analysis of the connections among health, wellness, and infrastructure in Laney Walker/Bethlehem have been chosen to present their findings presentation at the Active Living Research National Conference in San Diego on March 12. At that time, the two instructors will describe how the project provided an opportunity for local students to present their findings to community members and city officials, and the potential for such such projects to promote civic involvement by youth.


Historic Augusta is presenting its first ever Old House Fair Saturday March 3rd 9am-5pm @ Sacred Heart Cultural Center. For more information, including vendor and sponsorship opportunities, contact Robyn A. Anderson, Preservation Services Director


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