((AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Housing Department, along with APD, project manager for the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort, held a special community meeting this past Tuesday, October 25th to discuss the specifics of a proposed overlay plan for the area. Formal consideration of the overlay will be taken up by the Planning Commission on November 7th.
(AUGUSTA, GA) The old Underwood Homes on Sand Bar Ferry is no more. In its place is an amazing new apartment complex called The Legacy at Walton Oaks apartment homes. This first phase has been built for adults 55 and older who desire a neighborhood experience. Plus, there are several affordable living opportunities at Walton Oaks.
www.waltoncommunities.com and www.augustatomorrow.org.
(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta’s Morris Museum of Art is a real gem in Augusta, and now the 2011 Southeastern Museum Conference Publications Competition has agreed, with a Gold Award in many categories for the Morris. Notes Kevin Grogan, director of the Morris Museum of Art, "We are very pleased by this recognition of our publications. These accolades attest to the Morris’ design quality and that the Morris is one of the most exemplary smaller art museums in the region."
(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Canal National Heritage Area, the Augusta Civil War Roundtable, the Augusta Museum of History, the Augusta-Richmond County Historical Society, the Center for the Study of Georgia History at Augusta State University, Historic Augusta, Inc., the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, and the Morris Museum of Art present a symposium exploring the rich history of the Civil War. November 11-12 at the Old Medical College and the Morris Museum.
(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is holding its Artrageous!: Family Sunday, Down Home Day on Sunday, November 6, 2:00 p.m. Southern traditions and folklife are celebrated with a musical performance by Eryn Eubanks and the Family Fold, traditional basket weaving and pottery demonstrations, and old-time games and art projects. Admission is FREE.
(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.
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