(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, MARCH 18, 2013

(AUGUSTA, GA) A new organization, Live Augusta…Be a Downtowner, has recently formed to promote downtown living, civic involvement and neighborhood social interaction. Participating neighborhoods include Olde Towne, Harrisburg, Laney Walker, and the downtown area. Those interested in helping should contact Kenley Dick, kenley@teamkenley.com.

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta downtown living at its best:  New energy efficient, quality-built homes available in the award-winning Heritage Pine neighborhood. The “Silas” model, 1228 and 1243 Pine Street, 3BR/2BA/2,168 sq. ft., each priced at $167,154. See http://www.heritagepineaugusta.com/our-homes/silas/, or contact Meybohm Realtors at 706-790-5828.

(AUGUSTA, GA) Brenda Durant, Executive Director of the Greater Augusta Arts Council, recently interviewed Wendy Holmes with Artspace about the research being done with artists as part of the Augusta Regional Collaboration. To learn more about ArtSpace listen to the podcast on the Greater Augusta Arts Council website, www.augustaarts.com/podcasts.htm.

(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta, Inc. received a $75,000 grant from the 1772 Foundation, a national leader in the field of historic properties redevelopment.  The grant is to be used specifically to enhance the preservation organization’s Revolving Fund, an aspect of its Real Estate Program.  Under this program the organization acquires options to buy significant buildings and then sells the properties to preservation minded buyers subject to historic preservation easements.
www.historicaugusta.org

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Board of Trustees of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library will conduct its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 18, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. Location: Headquarter Library,  823 Telfair Street.
http://www.ecgrl.org/

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Housing Authority and Augusta Housing & Community Development Department have partnered to begin the first of a multi-phase development at the Twiggs Circle node of the Laney Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods. Located at Twiggs Street and Wrightsboro Road, this phase will include 40 units of senior housing, featuring single family homes and duplexes.  Future phases call for an eclectic mix of homeowners, renters, retail, and neighborhood parks.  For more information on this and the Laney Walker Bethlehem revitalization, visit http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/neighborhood-developments/twiggs-circle.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The City of Augusta is soliciting Proposals to design a Heritage Trail for Laney Walker/Bethlehem. For more information:
http://appweb.augustaga.gov/arcbid/Default.aspx

(AUGUSTA, GA) (Augusta, GA) – The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is presenting a solo exhibition of mixed media works by Nancy Wellington Bookhart entitled Alterations: Fashioning a Black Identity March 1 – April 30, 2013.  
http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/

(AUGUSTA, GA) An Augusta creative technology company, Exponent Design Works, LLC, won the initial ideation stage of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Apps for Vehicles Challenge. Their smartphone application, Fuel Economy Coach, teaches drivers good habits that will improve their vehicle fuel economy.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The 30901 Development Corporation VITA/TCE Tax Site provides free income tax preparation. The tax site is located at the Beulah Grove Community Resource Center at 1446 Lee Beard Way.

(AUGUSTA, GA) Venues Today Magazine once again is honoring young professionals who stand out in the entertainment industry. The annual award honors young leaders under the age of 35 who make a difference in sports, music, conventions, family shows and fairs and festivals. This year, Global Spectrum General Manager Monty Jones Jr is one of twenty-eight young professionals world-wide who is nominated for the award.

 

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