(AUGUSTA, GA) Dana Bourland, Vice President of Green Initiatives for the Enterprise Community Partners, based in Baltimore, MD, toured Laney Walker/Bethelehem on Thursday, June 16, as part of a fact-finding mission to pursue closer partnering efforts on sustainability efforts in Augusta’s urban core.

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta Tomorrow is pleased to announce that this year’s Annual Convention of the International Congress on New Urbanism recognized the Augusta Sustainable Development Agenda (Augusta’s comprehensive Master Plan completed in October 2010) as one of 18 from around the world for its innovative holistic approach and comprehensive urban design.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Housing and Community Development Department will be teeing up eight new home construction starts on Pine Street. The work, to be done by J&B Construction (Augusta)and Summech (Atlanta), will result in most of Laney Walker/Bethelehem’s pioneer development, Heritage Pine, being built out by the end of 2011.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The New Bethlehem Community Center launches its Summer Enrichment Camp, July 11-29, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Ages: 5 to 13. Registration fee is $25.00 for first child and $15.00 for each additional child. There is no additional cost. Parents must provide transportation. Call 706-722-0086 for more information.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum is showcasing Keith Gehle’s “soothing selectionn of beautiful guitar compositions.” FREE. Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker Neighborhood Association is holding its monthly meeting Monday, June 20, 7 pm at Dyess Park Community Center. Free and open to the public, every third Monday of the month.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The group is called World Changers, and it is part of a short-term mission sponsored by the Southern Baptist Convention missionary agency aimed at reducing substandard housing in the United States and abroad. The students came to Augusta from churches in Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana to repair homes for the week.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The first annual BLOCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL celebration, which took place on Pine Street on May 7, is going “prime time” with the launch of a video on Youtube.

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