Thursday, July 5, 2012
Independence Day celebration at Bishop Park
After a year off, when funding was unavailable for the 2011 event, the annual Fourth of July celebration was back at Bishop Park this year and as good as ever, thanks to sponsorship by Athens First Bank & Trust, Kaiser Permanente, and a number of other contributors. Once again, the Classic City Band performed traditional patriotic music, and this year The Highballs played as well. Also, there was free cake for the nation's birthday celebration, along with food vendors, inflatables, face painting, and a bright, summer day. New this year was a children's patriotic parade with bikes and wagons (and kids) decorated in a holiday theme. Last, but far from least, a brilliant fireworks display capped off the evening's event.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Athens' traditional community Star Spangled celebration in Bishop Park will include food, free music, a parade and a firework show.
Athens citizens will show off their patriotism and enjoy community during next week's Fourth of July community blowout in Bishop Park. The traditional gathering, which was cancelled last year due to inadequate funding, is ready to go this year, complete with food, fun, music and, of course, fireworks. Robin Stevens, the community outreach coordinator for Athens-Clarke County's Department of Leisure Services, said she is excited the event was able to procure several sponsers this year. "n 2008, the event had been funded by the county, and it was actually cut by the county budget," she said. "So we had to move to private sector to fund it, and we were able to do that for three years. But last year, probably because of the economy, it …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Local businesses have stepped up to foot the bill.
Last year, there was no joy in Athens on the Fourth of July. There was no money allocated for the traditional community celebration and fireworks at Bishop Park. By last fall, said Robins Stevens of the ACC Department of Leisure Services, Athens businesses had stepped forward—Athens First Bank and Trust took the biggest step--to help sponsor the 2012 event. This year’s Fourth of July Celebration is going to be bigger and better than ever, with some new features, she said. Everything will happen at Bishop Park. Registration for a children's parade will begin at 5pm. The parade will start at 6pm for kids ages 3 to 11. They're encouraged to decorate their bikes, wagons and tricycles in a patriotic way. Prizes will be awarded for various …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Athens Artist Market
Take a look at some of the pictures from the First Annual Spring Art In The Park. Sixty local artist came to sell their goods at Bishop Park in Athens, GA. What a beautiful day for some outdoor shopping and live music! Lots of fun for the kids too. Pony rides and farm animals for the kids to pet. If you missed it this year be sure to put it on your calendar for next ...worth the visit for sure! To find out more information about the Athens Artist Market please visit their website www.athensartistmarket.com
Monday, November 7, 2011
There was more to do than ever at the Tree Fair Saturday at Bishop Park.
This year's event, presented and sponsored by the Community Tree Council, along with several other agencies and organizations, was held at Bishop Park, adjacent to the Farmers Market. In addition to the customary educational/instructional exhibits and activities, and the annual CTC tree sale, this Tree Fair added a guided tree climb, providing equipment and supervision for participants of all ages to climb ropes as high as they wished up into the trees.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
What better way to start off a Saturday at Bishop Park than with organic blueberry pancakes, fresh-squeezed fruit juice and beautiful summer flowers grown by local farmers?
Athens Farmers Market at Bishop Park
Friday, May 27, 2011
Athens offers lots of places for children to play.
Summer is upon us. It’s that time of year when parents most look forward to watching their children run and frolic outside. What better place for kids to unleash their boundless energy than at a playground? Athens offers a large variety of playgrounds to run even the most energetic child ragged. When asked for her favorite playground Angela Denton-Rachel, a busy mom of two, said that she prefers to take her children to the popular World of Wonder located on Whit Davis in southeast Athens. "I like the different play areas and variety of equipment," Angela said. "I also like that it is fairly well contained inside a fenced area and that it has a place just for little folks to play." With an unusual layout that offers climbing structures and …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
The Athens Farmers Market is a play date for the whole family.
The Athens Farmers Market is ba-ack!! I have but one agenda for the market, and it has nothing to do with locally grown produce, awesome though it is. (For shame, I know!) The farmers market is our weekly, no-planning-required playdate for the whole family. Old friends, new friends, and familiar-faced folks who become friends—that is the best deal going at the market. And did I mention: No scheduling required?! I’ve yet to go to market and not find at least one other friendly family there, happy to share space, exchange pleasantries and sometimes phone numbers, and to generally remind us why we love living in Athens. In our regular visits to the farmers’ market last summer, it didn’t take long to settle in to a favorite routine, and we …