2010-07-28

Pam Driesell named senior pastor at Trinity Presbyterian  | ajc.com

Sorry to see her leave Oconee County
Pam Driesell named senior pastor at Trinity Presbyterian | ajc.com

Movie event at SE park

Showtime! Outdoor movies make a return appearance at Southeast Clarke Park, located at 4440 Lexington Road, on Friday, July 30 with the summertime classic The Sandlot.
Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Fun begins at 7:00 p.m. including music and outdoor games. The movie will be presented at approximately 9:00 p.m.

This event is FREE and open to the public. The rain date is Saturday, July 31.

For more information about this special presentation, call (706) 613-3801 or visit www.accleisureservices.com/july.shtml

2010-07-27

Borders partners with ACC Lib system

July 26, 2010 -- The Borders on Alps Road has launched a book drive as part of a chain wide effort to increase literacy and support the needs of the community. From now until August 30, store associates will encourage customers to donate new books, DVDs and CDs. The store has partnered with the Athens Regional Library System, which will receive and distribute the donated books to their associated libraries in and around Athens.

In response to continued budget challenges facing our public library system, Borders is proud to offer this opportunity for customers to directly support such a vital institution in our community. All donated items will remain in the Athens area, and help ensure that knowledge and entertainment remain accessible to everyone in our community.

This is the first book drive Borders has held in partnership with the Athens Regional Library System. During the book drive it held last March, the store collected approximately 1500 books and plush toys, and provided them to Athens Regional Medical Center and St. Mary’s Hospital. The company as a whole delivered more than 600,000 titles and 85,000 stuffed toys to kids in need nationwide.

2010-07-07

Flyball event

Well, I certainly had never heard of this. ;-)
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Double Dog Dare (the flyball team that is from here in Athens and the surrounding area) is holding its annual tournament July 10-11 at the Classic Center. If you haven't seen flyball you should definitely check it out! There will be several UGA students and employees with dogs running and they are super fast. Admission is $2 for adults. You can check out the club's website here

http://flyballdogs.com/dddare/

We are expecting 24 clubs running 53 teams for a total of 250 dogs! The best part is that it is all being held indoors with the A/C on!

If you do plan on coming please leave any spectator dogs at home. Thanks!

2010-07-06

Baby Bears at Bear Hollow

You can read all about the sad tale here.
Their eyes were not open when they were found, which makes it more amazing that they survived (although there were 3 and one did not make it). ACC received the two remaining sisters, now named Yonah and Athena. Athena is larger with a white spot on her chest (hope I didn't get that backwards, but some of you zoo folks will correct me, I'm sure).

but aren't they just cute?