2010-09-29

ACC Library receives grant

Athens-Clarke County Library
Athens, GA
$343,100

The Athens-Clarke County Library will partner with the Lyndon House Arts Center in an innovative collaboration to develop new services and programs for the aging baby boomer population, born between 1946 and 1964. The partnership will include local baby boomers as advisers who will help guide the project to meet the needs of this target audience. The goals and objectives are to provide lifelong learning opportunities for and by older, active adults and expanding museum and library services beyond existing walls. The partners will generate new users through creative use of new technology, employing live webcasts and a video archive of these programs. The project will develop a best practices model to engage boomers in the work and mission of libraries and museums in their communities.

2010-09-28

ultrafreshmusic.com: Collective Effort - Crazy Things Free DL and video...

ultrafreshmusic.com: Collective Effort - Crazy Things Free DL and video...: "Check this hiptronia album for featuring Jay Murphy (Up Until Now) and Immuzikation (Koroma). DL Free @: DL HERE!!!! Thanks 1320 records. ..."

Wild Rumpus parade Oct. 30

Athens, GA Parade - join in the fun @ http://www.wildrumpus.org/

Bicycles and skateboards are not allowed on sidewalks in downtown Athens but they may be ridden in the street as part of the parade.

FLOATS or MOTORIZED VEHICLES: This year the Wild Rumpus will be set up to allow FLOATS or other MOTORIZED VEHICLES. They must be REGISTERED with the parade in advance, or may not be allowed to participate. **********Email wildrumpus13@gmail.com to register your entry.******

2010-09-27

ultrafreshmusic.com: STS9 Live DJ Set - Georgia Theatre Benefit with Mi...

ultrafreshmusic.com: STS9 Live DJ Set - Georgia Theatre Benefit with Mi...: "Time Saturday, October 23 at 2:00pm - October 24 at 2:00am Location Spring Valley Eco Farms 1695 Spring Valley Road Athens, GA Created By..."

Dirty book sale

Dirty Book Sale

Thursday, Oct. 7 & Friday, Oct. 8

October 7: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Valid UGA I.D.-holders only)

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Open to the public)

October 8: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (open to the public)

Tate Student Center Plaza, UGA Campus

Don't miss the opportunity to purchase slightly damaged books from the University of Georgia Press at obscenely low prices.

Subjects include fiction, poetry, African American studies, American and Georgia history, civil rights history, Civil War history, decorative arts,ecology, environmental history, field guides, folklore, natural history, and southern studies.

Thousands of books, most priced under $5.

Hourly paid parking at the Tate Student Center Deck and the Hull Street Parking Deck.

2010-09-22

Wyatt: Broun is no conservative || OnlineAthens.com

Another well written letter from Dr. Robert Wyatt, this time showing what Dr. Paul Broun Jr. is all about.
Wyatt: Broun is no conservative || OnlineAthens.com

2010-09-21

Did Saxby Chambliss aide leave threatening slur?

Republican homophobia strikes home near Bomber City - could this be a game changer in Isakson - Thurmond Senate race?
Did Saxby Chambliss aide leave threatening slur?

Forum on the 21st Century mission for public schools (free)

RUSSELL FORUM FOR CIVIC LIFE IN GEORGIA presents THIS FRIDAY…

Friday Informal Forum:

What is the 21st Century Mission for Our Public Schools?

September 24, 2010

3-5:00 p.m.

Russell Library Auditorium, UGA

Free!

Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia, a civic engagement program of the Russell Library hosts community deliberative forums on a monthly basis to explore challenging public issues in a deliberative, civil way.

About this month’s forum on public education…

This month’s informal forum discussion asks us to consider what the 21st century mission of public schools should be. From the very start, Americans have held widely divergent views on issues related to public schools. Many of these have to do with the methods by which we achieve an educated society. Key questions related to this issue include:

  • How do we ensure that our schools are accessible to all children?
  • By what means do we hold students accountable for learning and schools accountable for teaching them?
  • What is the role of families in the education of their children?
  • What is the responsibility of schools in addressing social issues that affect their students?
  • What is the most efficient and fair way to fund public education?

Underlying all of these questions is a more basic one: what is the mission of our public schools?

A Different Kind of Talk…

In this community forum we will explore this complex issue by working together to understand the issue better. With help from trained neutral moderators we will look at several possible approaches to crafting a 21st century mission for public education and consider both the benefits and consequences of each approach, as well as possible trade-offs. Finally, we will explore possible actions that might make a positive difference in our community. Throughout the forum we may find some areas of agreement among us, just as we will likely clarify areas where our beliefs and perspectives differ greatly. This robust and civil threshing of the tough public issues that we face is the foundation for vibrant and resilient community.

About the issue guide…

This forum will use the deliberative issue guide developed by the Kettering Foundation. If you are interested in reading more about the issue, you can download the moderator’s guide fro free at http://store.nifi.org/guide/21st_century_mission_mg.pdf

How to Find the Russell Library (Parking, Bus access, walking)

The Russell Library is located in the University of Georgia Main Library Building just off South Jackson Street in Athens, GA. Parking is available in the North Campus Parking Deck also on South Jackson St. Athens Transit and UGA Bus Service both serve the main library via the bus boarding zone on South Jackson Street.

The Russell Library maintains its own entrance on the West side of the Main Library building. Follow the path/steps down the right side of the main library building (the west facing side) and down the stairs to access our door. If you need handicapped access, please go to the main entrance of the Library and check in at the security desk.

More information:

For more information about this forum, please contact Jill Severn at 706-542-5766 or jsevern@uga.edu. For more information about Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia, visit www.libs.uga.edu/russell/rfclg

Please forgive cross-postings and please share with colleagues, neighbors, and friends.

2010-09-19

Historic dress exhibit

TXMI 5810/7810 Historic Collection Management have their first historic dress exhibit on display in Barrow Hall Gallery (2nd floor). It is "Inside the Box: Assorted Chocolate Fashion." Lots of wonderful garments and accessories from the 19th and 20th centuries - some children's garments as well.

It will be up until November 3, the gallery is open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. - Friday. When you go - don't forget to sign the book and give the students your comments about the exhibit. Directions here

2010-09-15



Chez Bowmanis for rent. Chez Bo has 5 BR, 2 baths, and so much more. Please inquire within

Chez Bo is an 1858 antebellum mansion (approximately 5,000 sq feet) about 25 minutes outside of Athens, GA. in Bowman. The home sits on 1.98 acres with a pecan grove, two barns and a koi pond. It has hardwood floors, six fireplaces, pocket and French doors, a solarium, clawfooted tubs, wainscoting, 14 ft. high ceilings downstairs, rocking chair front porch, leaded and stained glass windows, 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, breakfast room, formal dining room, and absolute peace and quiet.

The floors are immaculate.

The hand painted detailing on the walls and trim in the downstairs formal dining room, entry, master bedroom and living room is priceless.

There are several state parks with golf courses, lakes, rivers, hiking and horseback riding trails just a stone's throw from the house. Swim in the Broad River just five minutes away. Walking distance to quaint downtown and Berryman's restaurant is right across the street, and so close to Athens, Savannah and Charleston. The Ty Cobb museum and Lake Hartwell are just down the road.

A MORE DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

ENTRY:

The large entryway is expansive and inviting. The front door is solid leaded glass, with iron detailing and boasts original hardware, crank doorbell and working skeleton key. It leads to four different rooms – to the left is a parlor or sitting room with pocket doors; to the far right is an expansive solarium with French doors as well as an entrance to the master bedroom’s private office or sitting room; straight ahead is a set of French doors leading to the grand staircase and hallway to the downstairs master bedroom and kitchen. The entryway also has a beautiful green tiled fireplace and original built-in cabinetry.

PARLOR:

The parlor has two sets of pocket doors and a white tiled fireplace. Two large windows are detailed with leaded glass. All lighting fixtures are original.

GRAND DINING ROOM:

The dining room is everyone’s favorite room. It has tiger oak “judge’s” paneling and wood detailing on ceiling. Chandelier is made of brass and it also has six brass wall sconces. Three large windows accent the wall to the left overlooking azaleas, hydrangeas, and many other types of lush foliage.

BREAKFAST ROOM:

Just off the formal dining area is a casual breakfast room. It has wainscoting, built-in cabinetry, and new overhead light fixture and freshly painted with designer colors. The bead board ceiling, also featured in the kitchen, is stunning.

KITCHEN:

The kitchen, freshly painted to complement the breakfast room, has solid wood cabinetry with brass hardware; it has a brand new stainless steel Kenmore refrigerator and matching dishwasher. Overhead is a brand new ceiling fan.

LAUNDRY ROOM:

The laundry room is adjacent to kitchen and is equipped with a brand new HE washer and dryer. It is also freshly painted. There is a back door/service porch adjacent to the laundry, kitchen and breakfast room. It also has a dog door and fenced in play area for small to medium-sized dogs.

MASTER BEDROOM:

The master bedroom has a fireplace, large windows, private office and large bathroom with a linen closet. All rooms have fresh paint and the office has been completely overhauled with wainscoting.

Just outside the master in the hallway that leads to front entry, formal dining and service porch is a beautiful, all original stained glass door. Overhead is another lovely brass chandelier.

TURNING STAIRCASE:

The dramatic turning staircase is made from hand carved wood, and leads to the expansive upstairs hallway, four bedrooms, a bathroom, a veranda and another sun porch. Hallway is carpeted though all bedrooms have painted wood plank floors.

UPSTAIRS MASTER BEDROOM:

To the right is a large bedroom with a fireplace and mantle. It has two large closets and a door leading to a SECOND BEDROOM that could be use as an office, sitting room, nursery etc. It also has a fireplace and a mantle, all freshly painted with bright and clean colors.

THIRD BEDROOM:

The third bedroom is to the left and faces the front of the house. It is large and has views of the quaint downtown square, as well as a closet that leads to the 200 sq ft attic with dormer windows. This could be refinished for an office, kids play room/bedroom or used for storage.

FOURTH BEDROOM:

The fourth bedroom is just to the left at the top of the stairs. It is the smallest of four bedrooms but boasts its own large private sun porch that could be made into a third bath, office or sitting room. It also has a large walk-in closet in addition to a normal sized closet.

BATHROOM:

The upstairs bath is small but boasts a six-foot claw footed tub that is just heavenly and so romantic – there’s room enough for two.

GARDEN:

A few of the flowering plants blooming outside the house include: azaleas, a glorious snowball hydrangea, Camilla bushes, dogwood trees, trumpet vines, wisteria as well as a fig tree, at least 16 producing pecans, and a grapevine.

County: Elbert
Yearly property taxes: Approximately $1,800
Water: City and there is a well on the property
Utilities: Gas, water and sewage are supplied by the City of Bowman; electric by Georgia Power
Internet access and cable: Yes, AT&T
AC: No – not needed.
Heat: Gas and electric
Fireplaces that work: At least three
Roof: Very good condition
No cats have lived in the house in at least three years and it has been maintained as a non-smoking house with strict “no shoe” rules.

For more information on the area, see:

Victoria Bryant State Park
http://www.gastateparks.org/VicBryant

Watson Mill
http://www.gastateparks.org/Watson

Richard B Russell State Park
http://www.gastateparks.org/RichBruss


Golfing:
http://georgiagolf.com/net/go/georgiagolf.aspx?s=7430.7418.2.17

2010-09-14

SLAVERY by Kite to the Moon

Roller Girls bout to benefit charity

On September 18th the Loco Mow Down will feature your home town Classic City Rollergirls as they take charge of the track against the Chattanooga Rollergirls from Tennessee. We’re asking all of our beloved derby fans to "get on board for the animals!"

Our outreach and charity focus for this bout will include local animal related services and organizations. You can help by bringing any of the supplies in the list below for the local pet food pantry. These items will go to shelters and rescue organizations to help care for animals in need.

Don't miss the chance to meet some of our “wildest” fans at the exotic animal exhibit and demonstrations provided by the professional and volunteer staff of Bear Hollow. Exhibits will be available before the bout, from 6-6:45, and during halftime. Volunteer trainers from Canine Companions for Independence will be joining us with one of their rising stars, "Joey." CCI volunteers will also be promoting the Athens Run for the Dogs which takes place Sept. 25 at Sandy Creek Park in Athens.

Donations you can bring to the Loco Mow Dow and "get on board for the animals!"

  • Pull-tab canned dog food & puppy food
  • Frontline spray
  • Capstar pills (to kill fleas)
  • Treats (Eukanuba, Beggin Strips, not too many milkbones or bland treats)
  • Dry puppy food
  • Pig ears
  • Munchy sticks
  • Knotted rawhides
  • Catnip, cat treats (Pounce)
  • First-aid kits (gauze, band-aids, coflex, etc.)
  • Dog earwash and eyewash
  • Esbilac milk replacer
  • Flannel sheets
  • Small wool blankets or thick fleece (less than 4x6 in size)
  • Direct cash donations to an organization are also accepted and greatly appreciated

Don't forget that LA Derby Doll's May Q. Holla (and bestselling author Pamela Ribon) will be conducting this ride and calling out all the plays with Athens' very own Sweet Willy T-Bag. The action begins at 7pm (doors open at 6pm) at Skate Around USA, 3030 Cherokee Road, in Athens. Roller Derby is family friendly so bring the kids! Admission at the door is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-10, and children under 6 are free! Adult tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 through any rollergirl or through Brown Paper Tickets (https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/124418). Please also join the rollergirls for the after-party at Alibi.

SLAVERY by Kite to the Moon

2010-09-13

Seeking computers & parts

Free IT Athens is in need of unused computers with a Pentium III or newer processor and PCI graphic cards.

Many of you know or have already worked with our non-profit. We refurbish older computers and uninstall the Linux Ubuntu OS on them and sell these sell the machine ($25) along with a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to individuals in the community who need a computer. These computers usually go to children or students.

There are several Free IT Athens volunteers who work or go to school on campus. We've agreed to pick up your computer here on campus if you are unable to make the drop during our open hours at the Action Building (594 Oconee Street): Sundays from 1-5pm and Wednesdays from 6-8pm.

If you have a donation, please email me. I will coordinate with a volunteer and we can meet for a "car swap" between 4pm and 5pm at various parking stations around campus and provide a receipt at that time. Please remember these must be personal items only and not owned by the university.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Thanks,
Rachel Rotz
www.freeitathens.org

P.S. Here is our wish list:

. Desktop and laptop computers with a Pentium III or newer processor
. LCD Monitors
. PS/2 or USB keyboards and Mice
. Memory (e.g., SD-RAM, DDR, DDR2, RD-RAM)
. Hard Drives 10GB or larger
. Grounded extension cords
. White printer paper (8.5x11 inch)
. Large bakers racks or similar shelving
. Hand-held vacuum (for removing dust from computers)
. Tools of all varieties (if it can open a computer, crimp a cable, test a part, etc. we probably want it)

AT THIS TIME, WE DO NOT NEED ANY CRT MONITORS NOR WILL WE ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING:
. Uninterruptable power supplies
. Software CDs and manuals
. TVs, VCRs, etc.
. Other non-computer related appliances
. Boxes of miscellaneous junk

2010-09-01

Zip Code 30677: Summary | OpenSecrets

Zip Code 30677: Summary | OpenSecrets

Paul Broun Jr: Campaign Finance/Money - Top Donors - Congressman 2010 | OpenSecrets

Paul Broun Jr: Campaign Finance/Money - Top Donors - Congressman 2010 | OpenSecrets

Overdue library book amnesty through September 6

Overdue materials checked out from the Athens Regional Library System can still be returned without late fines through September 6. This fine forgiveness program started August 22 in a special effort to get items returned for other patrons to enjoy. Getting late items back on the shelves is especially important due to this year's budget cuts that have reduced the number of new items that can be purchased. The forgiveness does not apply to other fees for things such as lost or damaged books.