2013-12-06

A Tuna Christmas from Circle Ensemble Theatre Company

From the press release:
It’s 24 hours before Christmas and all comic hell is about to break loose in the town of Tuna, the “third-smallest” town in Texas where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. In addition to the usual seasonal traumas that the holidays bring, a mysterious “Christmas Phantom” has been vandalizing the yard displays in the town’s annual Christmas Yard Display Contest, threatening to throw the contest into turmoil. And if that wasn’t trouble enough, the disaster-prone production of A Christmas Carol is falling apart!

Longtime Circle favorites, Dustin Drake and Scotty Gannon, portray all 24 of the delightfully eccentric denizens of Tuna, Texas, in this irreverent, holiday follow-up to Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard’s Greater Tuna. Perfect for holiday parties!

December 13, 14, 19, 20, & 21 at 7:30 pm at New Earth Music Hall, 227 W Dougherty St, Athens, GA 30601

Tickets available at www.NewEarthMusicHall.com

General Admission: $20.00

Groups of 8+: $17.00

Students and Groups of 15+: $15.00

December 19 is a special performance benefiting AIDS Athens.

2013-11-14

False alarm

According to police, the skeletal remains found along Lexington Road near Dunlap Road which were suspected of being human have been determined to not be human after all. The species is expected to be identified.

Canopy Studio this weekend

Canopy's fall show EPICer is this weekend. Their aerial dance moves are totally astounding, so attending would be well worth your time and money.

Five holiday events with Rose of Athens Theatre

The Rose of Athens Theatre has quite a big schedule for this coming holiday season. This is so big I am just going to cut and paste their material right here:

What: Rose of Athens Theatre's Victorian Carolers Ensemble
Tickets: None Required
Where: Appearing at various holiday events in Athens including The Historic Morton Theatre, Five Points Holiday Open House, The Classic Center, Memorial Park/Deck the Hollows & more!
When: November-December 2013
Contact: See full event schedule online at www.roseofathens.org

At a Glance: Appearance at Downtown Athens Parade of Lights
What: Rose of Athens Theatre, Town & Gown Players & Athens Creative Theatre team up for a theatrical float this holiday season! Join us for some holiday cheer with actors from RoA's Victorian Carolers, Winnie the Pooh and more!
Tickets: None Required
Where: Parade begins at the corner of Dougherty & Pulaski Streets Athens, GA 30601
When: December 5 at 7:00 PM
Contact: For information call ACC at 706-613-3620

At a Glance: Holiday performance with pre-show activities, crafts, games and hot chocolate!
What: 3rd Annual Yuletide Celebration: A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail by
James W. Rodgers, based on A.A. Milne's classic story

Where: Seney Stovall at 201 N. Milledge Avenue (behind the Varsity)
When: School Shows December 5 & 6 at 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM &
Public Shows December 6 & 7 at 7:00 PM
Contact: Tickets online in advance at www.athensmusic.net. 706-340-9181. E-mail booking@roseofathens.org and visit www.roseofathens.org.
Admission: $16 for adults, $12 for students 13 and older, and $8 for 12 and under. Proceeds benefit both educational/school programs of 501c3 nonprofit Rose of Athens Theatre, Inc.

At a Glance: The Santaland Diaries logs one out-of-work actor's adventures as an elf at Macy's during the holiday season.
What: Rose of Athens Theatre and Foundry Entertainment’s The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris
Tickets: Ticket prices are $16.00. This show is for adults 18 years old and up
Where: The Melting Point-295 East Dougherty Street Athens, GA 30601
When: December 10, 11 & 12 at 7:00 PM
Contact: For tickets or information call The Melting Point (706) 254-6909 or online at www.meltingpointathens.com

At a Glance: Holiday Spirits Museum Mile Tour
What: The Athens Historic House Museum Association presents the Holiday Spirits Museum Mile Tour with a special performance at the TRR Cobb House by Rose of Athens Theatre
Tickets: Ticket prices are $25.00.
Where: Four historic homes-Ware-Lyndon House, Taylor-Grady House, TRR Cobb House & The Church-Waddel-Brumby House
When: December 14 at 2:00 PM
Contact: For tickets or information call The Athens Welcome Center (706) 353-1820

2013-11-04

Weaver D's to close for real

A Facebook post from Dexter Weaver announces:
Weaver D's Fine Foods is announcing that we will be closing the restaurant for good 2-3 weeks from today. The restaurant is for sale along with it's contents. Come and get your last eat-on here at Weaver D's, where our food has made us world famous for the last 27 1/2 years! Automatic, Dexter Weaver!
(I just found this on Facebook without any additional verification.)

2013-11-01

Playwright Donna Latham reading on November 3

From the email:
Rose of Athens Theatre’s No Shame Play Reading Series is proud to present Donna Latham’s GRIEVANCES AND WHIRLIGIGS on Sunday, November 3rd at 7PM at the Studio Dance Academy in Athens, GA. (1100 Jennings Mill Parkway, around the back in the downstairs rehearsal space).

Donna Latham’s been making up stuff, writing it down, and acting it out forever. Her plays have been produced coast to coast, including La MaMa Theatre 50 Block Party, Looking Glass Theatre, F.A.C.T., Estrogenius Festival, Unity Stage Company, and Phoenix Theatre. Her play And We Will Share the Sky is a finalist for the Kennedy Center Mark David Cohen National Playwriting Award and is the recipient of the National Theatre for Young Audiences Playwriting Award from the University of Central Missouri. She received an Honorable Mention Award from the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild for Paddy and the Mermaid. Donna Latham lives in the Chicago area and is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild.

The reading is free to the public – as always, donuts will be served! We hope to see you there!

2013-10-04

Information needed on robbery suspects

From the police:
The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying individuals in the attached photos. The individuals are wanted in reference to an alleged robbery that occurred in downtown Athens on September 7, during the UGA vs. South Carolina football game, where an iPhone 5 and a debit card were stolen.

These individuals used the card at 2350 West Broad St and then went to Foot Locker in the Georgia Square Mall on a mini shopping spree. They did not have authorization to use the card and most likely were able to retrieve the PIN using deceitful means. It was also alleged that either a gun or a knife was used in the robbery.

If you have any information on these suspects please contact Det. Richie Boyle at (706) 613-3337 ext 327 or (706) 623-2008 or Sgt. Jeff Clark (706) 613-3337 ext 329. 






2013-09-30

Great Pumpkin Patch

Milledge Avenue Baptist Church is selling pumpkins again. The hours advertised are noon till 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. till 8 p.m.on Saturdays, and noon till 7 p.m. on Sundays. The sale dates are yesterday through October 31.

2013-09-16

Presentation on Cherokee land use

From the library:
UGA associate professor Alfie Vick will speak on traditional Cherokee land usage and ethnoecology at Athens-Clarke County Library’s Appleton Auditorium on Sunday, September 22, at 3:00 p.m. Vick will focus on key principles of land use and ethnoecology, as well as discuss these principles’ impact on the construction of Diligwa Village. The village, located in the Cherokee Heritage Center in Oklahoma, is the most accurate representation of an 18th century Cherokee village ever constructed.

2013-08-16

Police checkpoints this weekend

This probably comes as no surprise, but the Athens-Clarke County Police Department reports as follows:

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department will conduct vehicle check points to detect impaired drivers on Friday night August 16, 2013 and into the morning of August 17, 2013.

2013-08-14

Residential apartments in Fred Building (Southern Mutual Building)

Plans have been submitted and approved for remodeling part of the Fred Building and changing them into residential apartments. The plans show how the second, third, and fourth floors could be changed from office space into apartments. The Fred Building was formerly known as the Southern Mutual Insurance Company Building and is located at 220 College Avenue; it houses Wachovia Bank and the City Bar. Although I do not know the status of any permits or actual decisions to implement any part of the plans, the plans themselves have been approved as meeting zoning requirements. I do not think that any further regulatory review will be required as there are no proposed exterior changes that would necessitate review by the Historic Preservation Commission.

Smoker's Den temporarily smoke-free?

I just received word that the Smoker's Den downtown has temporarily lost authority to sell tobacco. I wonder why they are even open for the meantime and what portion of their business is actually not tobacco.

2013-08-09

Town & Gown Players Present Hamlet

This production from the Town and Gown Players is directed by Mike Smith and are scheduled August 16 through 18 and August 22 through 25. No spoiler alert needed, but their website states "The themes of the plot cover indecision, revenge and retribution, deception, ambition, loyalty and fate." There is a special student ticket price of $8 for August 22. You better plan to get your tickets now because a classic work by Shakespeare performed by a classic theater group is going to sell quickly.

2013-07-26

Drive-By Georgia Political Journalism

Drive-By Georgia Political Journalism

Service animals in restaurants and other businesses

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department issued the following statement on July 24:

In the past several months the ACCPD has responded to complaints of citizens with disabilities, utilizing service animals, being denied access into businesses. Some business owners have denied them access because of their service animals and the presence of food.

Business owners and citizens are reminded that the Americans with Disabilities Act provides for citizens with disabilities with service animals to have full access to any business including food service facilities. If there is any question that the animal is truly a service animal, the owner of the service animal should have certification with them. A service animal in training is afforded the same access as a certified service animal. If in training, the service animal should be identified by a collar, leash, appropriate apparel, or device.

Under O.C.G.A. § 30-4-4, anyone denying a guide dog or service dog, in training or actually utilized by a disabled person, access to a business can face a fine of up to $2,000, or 30 days in jail, or both.

2013-07-19

Korean-American announces Senate run

Korean-American announces for Senate run

Accident reports online

From the Athens-Clarke County Police:
The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is now making it easier for citizens involved in automobile accidents to get a copy of their accident report. By simply going to www.buycrash.com, persons involved can purchase and download a copy of their report instead of spending time and gas driving to the police department. This applies only to accidents that occurred in the roadways – not on private property (i.e. parking lots).

2013-06-26

Phi Kappa Tau

This construction project is coming along on West Broad Street. Photo taken on June 23.


2013-06-12

Dog looking for hospice home

From the Athens Area Humane Society:

This past Friday, our Spay & Neuter Center staff came in early to work, and as they arrived, they realized they would have an added mission for the day. The tree by our front entrance had a very scared Rottweiler tethered to it by a short rope, and the poor girl was soaking wet. Whoever abandoned her must have tied her to the tree the night before, and she was dripping from the overnight storms that she had to endure all alone. Our staff brought her inside and dried her off, and although she was clearly scared, it was soon obvious that she is a very sweet girl who just didn’t know why she had been left out in the storm by her owners—the people that she should most be able to depend on. Our staff decided to call her Maddy while they figured out what to do with her.
As our staff dried Maddy, they noticed a very large tumor on her underside that they knew would need to be removed. Dr. Capehart, our staff veterinarian, removed the tumor on Monday and we sent her biopsy and blood sample to the UGA Veterinary Diagnostics Lab. This afternoon, we received the unfortunate prognosis that Maddy’s tumor was cancerous and that the cancer has already spread to her lymph nodes—she has mammary adenocarcinoma with lymphatic invasion. She’s only expected to have about six months left in this world, and she’s now in limbo and homeless at our shelter.
Right now, we’re keeping Maddy in one of our multi-cat rooms at our Zeus House Shelter, but we can’t continue to house here here—this was just a temporary solution until we learned more about Maddy and what we could do to help her. We won’t be able to add her to our adoption program because of her health, but we can’t just sit by without trying to find her a home to live out the rest of her days with someone who will love and care for her as she so deserves right now.
So that’s why we’re sending out this plea. If you or someone you know would be willing to take in Maddy and give her a home for these last few months of her life, please contact our Zeus House Shelter at 706-705-2247. She is a very sweet girl who listens well, is potty-trained and knows how to sit. She appears to be a senior dog, but we don’t know her exact age because of the circumstances. We think she should do well with other dogs, but she should be in a home without cats.

Please give Maddy this second chance at such a crucial moment in her life—tell everyone you know about her, and let’s work together to find a hospice home for Maddy as soon as possible.
If you would like to donate to help Maddy and other animals at AAHS who need extra medical attention, please donate to our Healing Paws Medical Fund though our website’s Donate Now page at www.AthensHumaneSociety.org.

Our staff is pulling together as individuals to help Maddy because she has touched our hearts. The Athens Area Humane Society does not take in animals from the public, and it is a crime to abandon animals at animal shelters.

2013-06-05

Chicken Express, Watkinsville

So, I know it isn't technically Athens but what the hell. The Chicken Express in Watkinsville several months ago had their on their sign, 2 for 10 dollars, Tuesday only.
Well, I noticed the other day its back. The 2 for 10 dollars deal is back! 2 of what, you might ask? I wonder as well. Thats all it says. So next Tuesday I am thinking of driving out there for lunch. I'll pull around to the drive through and when one of the young workers there comes out to my truck, I will say, yes, I'll have 2 please. When asked 2 of what, I will reply, you brought it up..
I'll then have the satisfaction of knowing what 2 things my 10 bucks will buy.

2013-06-03

Storyteller-musician Andrew Offut Irwin at library June 6

The Athens-Clarke County Library is hosting Andrew Offut Irwin this Thursday at 10:30 a.m. as part of the library's Summer Reading Performance Series. "Irwin is a storyteller, humorist, singer, songwriter, musician, whistler, and a walking menagerie of sound effects and dialects," according to the library's press release. I have neglected this blog quite a bit, but I am taking a couple minutes out of my day to tell you about this guy because I saw him perform 22 years ago, and I am telling you that he was very entertaining then. It doesn't matter if you're a kid or an adult, this guy is good.
 

2013-05-19

Chase in Space: Athens to Sparta

Chase Street Elementary sent a balloon into the stratosphere with cameras, a GPS device and other equipment. Here is their documentary video.


2013-04-30

ACC Book sale

The Friends of the Athens-Clarke County Library are proud to announce that the book sale is back! The yearly event went on hiatus while the library was being expanded and renovated.

This season's sale will take place inside the library on Baxter Street in the new Multipurpose Room. Thousands of donated, gently used books will be for sale, cheap! All proceeds benefit the Athens-Clarke County Library. Here is the schedule:

Wed. May 1: Pre-sale 2 PM – 6 PM (Friends members only, join at the door)
                           General sale 6 PM – 8 PM
Thurs. May 2: General sale 10 AM – 8 PM
Fri. May 3: General sale 10 AM – 5 PM
Sat. May 4: Fill a bag for $10, 10 AM – 2 PM


2013-04-23

Front Porch yard & bake sale

The Friends of the Winterville Library will be holding their annual spring yard & bake sale on the lawn of the Front Porch Book Store this Saturday April 27 from 10am - 2pm. 

We are selling spaces and tables as well as homemade baked goods. If you would like to reserve a space you can call Ron Wetherbee at 706-372-1236. 

Space only is $10, space with a 6ft table is only $12 and a space with an 8ft table is only $15. Whether you come to sell or come to buy we would love to see you on Saturday.  In the event it rains, the event will not be rescheduled.

2013-04-18

Mule Day

If you're looking for something fun to do the first Saturday in May with your friends and family, considering joining us at the Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm in Jackson County for Mule Day from 10 - 3. The farm is located at 2355 Ethridge Road, Jefferson.


Admission includes:

-entry to farm buildings, including a working gristmill and blacksmith shop, cotton gin, commissary, and teacher’s house will all be open for touring. These buildings date back to the early 1900s.

-displays of traditional farm equipment and animals as well as demonstrations of period crafts by local artisans, including split oak basket making, soap making, re-enactors, black-smithing, and garden herbs and plants

-blue grass music throughout the day and a plate of whole hog BBQ (served from 11-1)

-seminar by Gene England on mowing, raking, hauling and building a hay stack using mules and horses.  A highlight of the day will be watching these horse drawn mowers, rakes and wagons create the hay stack.  Gene will be available to answer any questions you might have.

Visit our website at http://shieldsethridgefarminc.com/ or call 706-367-2949 for more information and tickets.

2013-04-12

Parking on UGA this weekend (Jason Aldean Concert)

Just a reminder, UGA is hosting the Jason Aldean concert on Saturday, April 13. 
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All campus parking is reserved for residents with permits, those with previously scheduled special events, and support of the concert.  There will be no free and open parking the day of the concert.  All non-resident vehicles must be removed from campus prior to 5:00am on Saturday, April 13th.  Additionally, vehicles will not be allowed to enter lots indicated on map:  http://www.parking.uga.edu/maps/ConcertFriday6.pdf after 6:00pm today

2013-04-10

Watney aces No. 9, ties for the Par-3 Contest lead | Masters

Watney aces No. 9, ties for the Par-3 Contest lead | Masters

Cowsert Won't Run for Broun's Seat in the U.S. House but Williamson Might

Cowsert Won't Run for Broun's Seat in the U.S. House but Williamson Might

Author lecture Melissa Fay Greene to deliver 20th Ferdinand Phinizy Lecture at UGA

Author, journalist Melissa Fay Greene to deliver 20th Ferdinand Phinizy Lecture at UGA

Athens, Ga. – Acclaimed author and journalist Melissa Fay Greene will deliver the 20th Ferdinand Phinizy Lecture April 19 at 1:30 p.m. in the University of Georgia Chapel. Greene’s lecture on “The Literature of Fact and Why Good Writing Still Matters” is free and open to the public. A brief reception will follow.

“Like Melissa herself, her writing is brilliantly sensitive to the hilarious as well as the bittersweet. I am very grateful that she is joining the ranks of truly gifted writers who have come to campus as Phinizy lecturers,” said James C. Cobb, Phinizy Lecture committee chair and the Spalding Distinguished Research Professor in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of history.

Greene was born in Macon and spent her childhood in Ohio before returning to Georgia to make her home in Atlanta. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from Emory University. Two of her five books have been named finalists for the National Book Award. In 2011, Greene was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame.
           
Her first book, “Praying for Sheetrock,” published in 1991, chronicled the struggle against racism and political corruption in McIntosh County, Ga., well after the Civil Rights movement supposedly had run its course. In addition to being a National Book Award finalist, “Praying for Sheetrock” received the Robert F. Kennedy and Lillian Smith Awards, among others.
           
Greene’s next book, “The Temple Bombing,” recounted the events leading up to the 1958 bombing of Atlanta’s Temple, a reform Jewish synagogue, by anti-Semitic white supremacists. Greene captured both the hatred and suspicion that swirled around the bombing and the courage and determination that transformed the tragedy into a symbol of Jewish-African American cooperation in civil rights-era Atlanta. Also a National Book Award finalist, “The Temple Bombing” received the Southern Book Circle Critics Award, among others.
           
Greene’s most recent book, “No Biking in the House Without a Helmet,” is a slice taken from her life as parent reflecting on the experience of bringing nine children born on three continents into the same household—and all the laughter and occasional tears that happened along the way.

The Ferdinand Phinizy Lectureship was established and endowed by Phinizy Calhoun, UGA class of 1900, as a memorial to his grandfather, Ferdinand Phinizy, who was a graduate of the UGA class of 1838. From economist John Kenneth Galbraith to novelists Walker Percy and Richard Ford, the Phinizy Lectures have featured some of the nation’s most distinguished writers and thinkers over their nearly 60-year span.

2013-04-01

Fluke is coming up

The annual Fluke mini-comics/zine convention is set for Apr. 6 at the 40 Watt Club on 285 W. Washington St., Athens, GA. 30601.
http://flukeisawesome.blogspot.com/

2013-03-29

Seeking weight loss participants - UGA study

Research Study
65 to 80 year old Female Participants Needed
for a Weight Loss Study

Non-smoking females needed for a 7 month study examining the effects of a diet and exercise intervention on weight loss and feelings of fatigue.
The intervention will be performed by the Department of Kinesiology
at the University of Georgia.

Participants may be asked to incorporate 1 serving of beef into their daily diet.  Participants may also be asked to participate in three days of exercise training weekly at the University of Georgia.

Participants can earn up to $100.00
with successful completion of the study.

Due to the nature of the study, we cannot accept individuals with dietary restrictions that do not allow for the consumption of beef and individuals with a history of weight loss surgery or those currently using weight loss medications.

If you are interested in participating,
please contact Rachelle from the Body Composition and Metabolism Lab:
Principal Investigator: Ellen M. Evans, PhD (emevans@uga.edu)

2013-03-27

Women Rock Out Cancer Show

Scarlet Stitch Presents:

Women Rock out Cancer Pre Show at Hendershots Coffee Bar and Music 
Friday
 April 5th @ 8pm.  ALL AGES WELCOME
w/Special guests Emily Jackson, Kyshona Armstrong and Sarah Zuniga

All,   100%,  every penny  raised will be going to 

THE LORAN SMITH CENTER FOR CANCER SUPPORT.


We will be selling raffle tickets for $2.00 each.
you could win CD bundles ( 5 CD's ( some signed ) and T-shirts ) from local

artist and bands, a Hendershots and  Mama's Boy gift certificate,  plus a 

$50.00 gift certificate from THE CLASSIC CENTER.

No Cover!! door donation of any kind welcome...


Why a pre-show?  CAUSE THE BIG SHOW IS ON APRIL 20th.
Check out WOMENROCK OUTCANCER on Facebook for more information and a friendship.


and Help us ROCK OUT CANCER.

If you need any additional information please contact

Deb Carter

wrocathens@gmail.com

607.279.3103


http://www.scarlet-stitch.com/
http://www.hendershotscoffee.com/
http://www.athenshealth.org/loransmithcenter

2013-03-25

2013-03-15

Midnight 5K foot race in Boulevard area

From the email:

On Friday, March 22 LEAD Athens will be holding a 5k road race that will begin at midnight and run along portions of Childs St, Barrow St, Barber St, Boulevard, Pound St, Yonah Ave, and Park Ave.... The race begins at the St. Joseph’s Church campus parking lot on Childs St. All runners are expected to be off the road by 1:00 AM. We are asking residents and the general public to please refrain from driving on these roads during this time. This fundraiser is designed so that current and future graduates of LEAD Athens can support a community outreach need and show their commitment to the health and welfare of our vibrant city. This race will be so much more fun for our runners if we have the support of the neighborhood! Please make plans to cheer them on from you lawns Friday night. If you’re a runner we’d love for you to participate! For more information please visit us at http://www.facebook.com/LEADAthensMidnight5k. For registration please visit http://www.active.com/running/athens-ga/lead-athens-midnight-5k-2013.

I posted this after early registration ended. Sorry about that. But who wants to go cheer on runners at midnight? It might be a totally different crowd from those early-morning runners.

2013-03-13

UGA Libraries Flickr group

Hi there, If you use Flickr to host your pix and have photographs of UGA Libraries' Special Collections Building, the Main Library, Science Library, the Miller Learning Center, and/or the Curriculum Materials Library, feel free to add them to our flickr group! http://www.flickr.com/groups/746972@N25/

2013-03-11

Benefit for Athenspets

On Saturday, March 16, The Georgia Bar in downtown Athens is hosting a memorial celebration, honoring the memory of former UGA Vet School staffers John Jack Herndon and Gregg Marcus. Both men loved their pets and rescued several themselves. There'll be a raffle and donations accepted for AthensPets.Net, a volunteer group dedicated to finding permanent homes or rescues for all animals at the Athens animal shelter. The Ga Bar, NE Ga Distributors, Terrapin Brewery and Street Cafe of Athens have all donated items for the raffle which will include Terrapin Brewery tour passes, coozies, tee-shirts and more. The High Mountain Ramblers, whose bassist is MLC staffer Tommy Jones, will play music by the Grateful Dead, acoustic and electric. Party and raffle begin at 7:00 pm, music from 9pm - 1am. Hope you will join us for a St. Patrick's celebration, honoring friends who honored their pets!

2013-03-08

Harmless objects continue to cause mayhem in Athens

This week a bottle containing liquid was considered suspicious at the Social Security Administration office, so authorities stopped traffic and had the UGA bomb squad remove it:

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2013-03-07/liquid-athens-social-security-building-not-hazardous

Three weeks ago a box of clothes was considered suspicious at the downtown post office and federal courthouse building:

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2013-02-11/unattended-package-athens-post-office-turns-out-be-bag-clothes

When searching for that second article I found out that this was not the first time that a box of clothes shut down a post office in Athens:

http://onlineathens.com/stories/071301/new_0713010016.shtml

You may also remember that someone put candy in the double-barreled cannon and caused mayhem:

http://onlineathens.com/stories/092403/new_20030924072.shtml

There are probably many unreported incidents of people checking out boxes and bottles on their own without trepidation or assistance from the police. I do understand that federal facilities may be targets for terrorism, but I just hope we are not overreacting too much. Maybe these items looked particularly suspicious but the authorities do not want to show images of these things for some reason.

2013-03-03

Haley Dreis and Caleb Caudle at Flicker on March 7

Pop-folk singer and multi-instrumentalist Haley Dreis and Americana musician Caleb Caudle will perform at Flicker Theatre and Bar on March 7 as part of their busy spring tour. Dreis has been described as a "Former violin prodigy-turned-South Carolina coffeeshop favorite-turned up and coming Nashville acolyte" by Nick Deriso in Something Else Reviews. Caudle's music has been described as the "sweet spot between alt.country and roots pop" by Spencer Griffith of Independent Weekly. I'm not music reviewer, so I'm not sure what all that means, but this fits right in at Flicker and I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

2013-02-25

To Kill A Mockingbird

Rose of Athens Theatre is presenting the stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird on March 1 and 2 and March 8 and 9 at the Seney-Stovall Chapel. These shows will all be at 7:00 p.m. Please visit their website for more information:

http://roseofathens.wordpress.com/to-kill-a-mockingbird/

2013-02-19

Homedrone: New Venue Q&As: Green Room, Crow's Nest, The World Famous | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants

Some towns are lucky to have one music venue open each decade: in Athens Georgia we are blessed to have three world class venues essentially open up within the same month - we may actually be on par with Austin Texas and Seattle now in terms of places to play finally.
Homedrone: New Venue Q and As: Green Room, Crow's Nest, The World Famous | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants

2013-01-15

Changes at Daily Groceries

From Athens Patch: Daily Groceries To Change Patronage Model

Worker discounts are out; member shares are in. Prices are expected to drop for all shoppers.

2013-01-14

Chickens on the road side

I am used to seeing the occasional dead chicken on the side of the road. We are, after all, a leading producer of poultry in this state. Lately however I have been seeing lots more dead white chickens on the road sides in Clarke and Oconee counties. Has loading chickens into those wooden cages become a lost art? Last week I saw 2 on the side of the 10 loop (we used to call that the bypass) in Clarke County and at 4 on 53 between Butlers Crossing in Oconee. Yes, I know those are routes that the chicken trucks take but those trucks are depositing more birds on the side of the road it seems. Anyone else notice this?