(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JUNE 11, 2012

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, JUNE 11, 2012

(AUGUSTA, GA) The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sustainable Design Assessment Team will bring national experts to Augusta June 25-27 to develop sustainability recommendations for Laney Walker/Bethlehem. For a schedule of public events, see www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/media/events-calendar/ or contact Glenda Matute at gmatute@assetproperty.com.

(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. www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com.

(AUGUSTA, GA) 30901 Development Corporation in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Zeta Xi Omega Chapter, is presenting a ‘free’ seminar entitled “Regaining Economic Security” on Saturday, June 30th, 10:00 am – 12:00 in the Building of Opportunity @ 1434 Poplar Street. Guest Speaker will be Mrs. Sandra Devoe Bland of S.J. Devoe & Associates. Seminar Topics will include Budgeting & Planning, Personal Finance, Your Credit Score, Repairing Your Credit etc. For more information contact, Ceminithia Grant @ (706) 823-0905.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The New Bethlehem Community Garden is ripe with a variety of vegetables. Each Wednesday afternoon from 4-6 p.m. residents are welcome to stop by, learn how to pick the vegetables and care for the garden, and take some home to enjoy. For more information or to volunteer to help, call (706) 722-0086.

(AUGUSTA, GA) 30901 Development Corporation has begun the construction of a new single family home at 1433 Wrightsboro Road, located at the corner of Wrightsboro Road and Holley Street.

(AUGUSTA, GA) A Georgia Hospital Association study released in May reported that Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) and Health System pumped nearly $2 billion into the local economy, and area hospitals together generated nearly $2.6 billion for the local economy in 2010. Healthcare is a crucial part of the Augusta region generating not only jobs and services, but funds that are used by the local economy to build the region. www.augustatomorow.org.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art’s Art at Lunch series features artist Bob Trotman discussing his current installation, Office, which is on view in the second-floor galleries. Noon, June 15th. www.themorris,org

(AUGUSTA, GA) Laney Walker/Bethlehem will be showcased this summer in Washington, DC at the national Neighborhood Revitalization Conference. Chester A. Wheeler, III, Director of Augusta’s Housing Department, and Jesse Wiles, President of APD Urban Planning & Management, which serves as the project manager for Laney Walker/Bethlehem, will be featured in a
presentation on regenerating the American city.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is beginning initial historical research on African-American heritage in Augusta as part of what will become a Heritage Trail for the City. Anyone having old photographs that will help document life in the community should contact Glenda Matute (gmatute@assetproperty.com) or Dr. Lee Ann Caldwell (lcaldwel@aug.edu).

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