Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Longtime Athens plastic surgeon accepts new turn in his medical career.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Dr. James Moore, who has been practicing plastic surgery in Athens for 25 years, has become the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Athens Regional Health System. System President and CEO Jamey Thaw announced on Monday that Moore had accepted the position. Thaw said in a press release that he is delighted to have a new CMO who is “locally known and highly respected.” At Athens Regional, Moore has been a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees, former Chief of Staff and a member of the medical staff. Other affiliations include: past president, Georgia Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons; secretary, Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons; member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons; …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Happy Belated Birthday, Coach Dan Magill! We want to be like you and still be playing tennis at age 91. Heck, we'd settle for playing like you at any age. For you Athens newcomers, Coach Magill is a lengendary UGA men's tennis coach. Okay, all you downtown night owls. A new Waffle House has opened on Clayton Street, on the first floor of the new Washington Street parking deck. It’s going to be open 24 hours a day, so you can get scattered, smothered and covered anytime. Today at 4pm is the deadline for entering the annual juried art show at the Lyndon House. The judge is Heather Pesanti, curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY. Therre are cash awards for the winners. For more information about entering, click here. Don’t …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
As the need for food increases, so does the need for drivers and donationa.
Once upon a time, the folks who deliver Meals on Wheels in Athens noticed something. Some of the homebound older people weren’t eating the nutritious hot lunch taken to them every day. Instead, they were giving half or all the food to their pets. So, Meals on Wheels for Pets was created to fill that need. In addition to a hot lunch for humans, drivers now deliver dog and cat food, when needed.They also deliver library books. For many homebound adults, the love of a companion animal is what’s keeping them alive, and they will do what's necessary to keep that arthritic dog or feeble cat going. Grants and donations of money or food help fund this program. In Athens and Barrow County last year, Meals on Wheels delivered 90,000 lunchtime …
Bright, new and happy, the center offers community and university families another option.
See Mike the UGA President. See Mike take the scissors. See Mike cut the ribbon. Cut, Mike, cut. Mike did cut. He cut fast. And in just a few seconds, UGA's University Childcare Center on the Health Sciences Campus in Normaltown was formally dedicated. The university spent $1.7 million renovating what was the base commissary for the former U.S. Navy Supply Corps School into a state-of-the-art day care facility. “I wouldn’t want to build a childcare facility where I wouldn’t want one of my grandchildren to be,” said UGA President Michael Adams. “I would love my grandchildren to be here.” The day care center meets the stringent National Association for the Education of Young Children standards. Operated by Prodigies Childcare Management, …
We may be voting on a referendum in March. Thanks, Frank, Bill, Keith, Chuck, and, most of all, Doug.
I hope everyone had a pleasant (Robert) Burns Day yesterday, with a good single malt and a copy of poems by himself. Okay, if you’re reading this before 7am, you still have time to drop by the breakfast this morning at 7:30am for the Clarke County Mentor Program at the Holiday Inn. Coach Leroy Ryals from Clarkc Central High School is speaking. Donations are accepted for this wonderful program that changes lives. Do you have time to give to one child? Plan on coming to Avid Bookshop on Sunday from 4 to 6pm to hear local writer and magazine editor Amy Flurry talk about her new book, Recipe for Press. It tells small business owners with no money for public relations how to publicize themselves and “pitch” their stories to the media …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Car creams Transmetropolitan on Oglethorpe; it'll reopen Thursday.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A driver lost control of the car and ended up in the front door of the popular Italian restaurant on Oglethorpe. People were inside but no one was hurt.
The 90-day demolition delay ends on Feb. 15, officials say.
County planning officials don't know when Selig Enterprises will submit a traffic study for its proposed mixed-use development on the edge of downtown Athens. The development has some 200 residential units and a big box store--94,000 square feet big--that's probably a Wal Mart. Both could add substantial traffic to a narrow state road, business US 78/Oconee/Oak Street that already carries an average of 27,470 cars a day, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation. When Selig does submit the study--showing driveways, curb cuts and other features, as well as traffic estimates--officials said it would go to the county's Department of Transportation and Public Works. Staff members there will review it and work with state …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Time to support the Clarke County Mentor Program!
On February 19, the syndicated radio show, “Mountain Stage,” is coming to Athens and the Performing Arts Center. Performing will be, among others, Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers and the legendary musician, lyricist, producer and composer Van Dyke Parks, who doesn’t tour much. Tickets are $35 for the public and $5 for students. The show starts at 7pm. For tickets online, click here. Plan now to attend a free performance of “The Meeting,” a play that is a dramatization of a conversation between Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X. It’s at 6pm on Feruary 1 at 6pm in the UGA Chapel. The event is sponsored by the UGA African American Cultural Center. The UGA Chapel is also the site of UGA President Michael Adams’ “State of UGA” …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Looking for an unusual paint? Look no further than your own yard.
David Bryant always waned to paint with clay the interior walls of the Pulaski Heights house he shares with his wife, Cassie Drennon Bryant. Red Georgia clay. But somehow, he never got around to it. Until, that is, the house was being remodeled. Walls disappeared, rooms expanded, with one wall made of sheetrock and the other of plaster. Suddenly there was a real need for a uniform paint job to tie everything together. And guess what? The construction crew had created a very large pile of red clay in the yard, perfect for making into paint. Rather than proceed on his own, David solicited the help of Athens artist Terry Rowlett, who messes with paint on a regular basis and who knew lots about color and making it. As the accompanying video …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Come learn a little more about American songwriters and their legacy.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
This rainy afternoon at 3pm might be a good time to check out the exhibit "A Fine Romance: Jewish Songwriters, American Songs, 1910-1965" at the Congregation Children of Israel on Dudley Drive. Today, you'll get to join in a singalong of a medley of Broadway tunes featured in the exhibit when Jim Sherman plays the piano. The exhibit--for which the synagogue partnered with the Athens Clarke County Library--focuses on several songwriters whose songs were what Americans were whistling and singing everywhere. These talented artists were largely Jewish, the sons of immigrants or immigrants themselves, who created something uniquely American. The songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, George and Ira Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin and many …