(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is offering its services to area employers to provide an overview of affordable home-ownership possibilities in Augusta’s urban core. For more information, contact Shawn Edwards at SEdwards@augustaga.gov 


(AUGUSTA, GA) New Bethlehem Community Center will provide free lunches to all children ages 7-18 through the Summer Food Service Program. This is one way to ensure that no child in our community goes without a meal during the summer. The program will begin Monday, June 4, 2012 and end Friday, July 13, 2012 and meals will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day.
(706) 722-0086


(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. Augusta is one of only seven cities nationwide to receive a sustainable design grant from AIA. www.aia.org/about/initiatives/AIAS075425 or contact Glenda Matute at gmatute@assetproperty.com.


(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.


(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 Wheeler, 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 both be featured in a presentation on regenerating the American city.


(AUGUSTA, GA) It’s a busy week at the Augusta Public Library: June 5: Jeni Michaelson & the Society Express Jazz Band, 8 pm; June 6, Teen Summer Reading from 2 – 4 pm; June 7th, Discover the Black Sheep in the Family as part of the Library’s  Genealogy  Program, 6:30 pm; June 7th, author Allison Samuels lectures on "What Would Michelle Do?: A Modern-Day Guide to Living with Substance and Style," 7 pm.


(AUGUSTA, GA) SMART Mobility Enterprise has profiled the Augusta Greenway Alliance on its website. SMART Mobility Enterprise (the "Mobi") is an award honoring entrepreneurial ventures that are changing the world – helping to improve the quality of life and revitalize the environment and economy of communities and regions through sustainable transportation (New Mobility). It was conceived and developed by the University of Michigan SMART initiative and its local and international partners with the generous support of the Rockefeller Foundation.


(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem Development team is beginning initial historical research on African-American heritage in Auugsta, as part of what eventually will be a Heritage Trail for the City. Anyone one 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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