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(AUGUSTA, GA) The next quarterly community meeting regarding developments in Laney Walker/Bethlehem is scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 6 pm at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Come be part of a video documenting progress in Laney Walker/Bethlehem or engage in discussions on LW Boulevard, along Wrightsboro Road, and on Heritage Pine.

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta is proud to announce the opening of a brand new $5.6 million Fisher House at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center for families of wounded warriors to stay while their loved ones are receiving treatment. "Augusta continues to point the way forward" said Ken Fisher, the CEO and Chairman of Fisher House Foundation. There is nowhere else where the VA, the military and the community have more extensive and deep collaborations, said William Schoenhard, the deputy undersecretary for health operations and management of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The national daily electronic news service, Triple Pundit, which is devoted to issues of sustainability, carried a feature article, "Augusta, Georgia: A Green Masters Jacket for the City?" in its October 7th edition. The article focuses on the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort.

(AUGUSTA, GA) New Bethlehem Community Center will accept applications for the White Christmas Toy Giveaway on Monday, October 17, 2011 through Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  All applicants must have proof of income (if working, last two pay stubs),  social security cards for all children, proof of residence (utility bill).  For more information, please call the Center at (706) 722-0086.

(AUGUSTA, GA) Mayor Deke Copenhaver has been asked to participate in the American Architectural Foundation’s City Design Leadership Forum October 17-18 in Washington D.C. The forum includes twenty nationally recognized change-makers in urban design and will include the role of leadership in initiating and delivering innovative design, and dialogue on the future of American cities and the role design plays.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Georgia Planning Association, at its annual conference held in Savannah, Ga this year, announced on Friday, Sept. 30 that the Heritage Pine development is the recipient of its 2011 Outstanding Plan Implementation Award. Heritage Pine, comprised of some 44 single and duplex affordable homes along Pine and 11th Streets south of Laney Walker Boulevard, is the flagship development in the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort. A few select photos are posted on LW/B Facebook page

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is featuring a lecture entitled High and Low: What Is Excellence in the Arts? Part One. During part one of this two-part series, artist and author Franklin Einspruch addresses the aesthetical debate of what qualifies as excellence in the arts. FREE. This presentation will take place on Friday, October 21 at noon at Augusta State University in University Hall, room 170. Friday, October 21

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Housing and Community Development Department will be shortly releasing RFQs for three distinct development projects: one at Wrightsboro Rd. and RA Dent, a second for rehab of the historical Penny Savings Bank, and a third for the historic St. Benedict building at 12th Street and LW Boulevard. Details to follow.


(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta, Inc. and the Lucy Craft Laney Museum are jointly hosting its second annual forum, This Place Matters: Preserving Augusta’s African American Communities, on October 28-29 at Tabernacle Baptist Church. The event features a keynote talk by Dr. Richard K. Dozier (Dean of the Robert Taylor School of Architecture & Building Construction Sciences at Tuskegee University,) and a bus tour of significant African American sites in Laney Walker/Bethlehem.

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