Athfest 2011, June 22-26

June 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Athfest

Image courtesy of Athfest

Since the beginning of summer, many Athenians have been eagerly anticipating the calendar event of the year, Athfest. For those unaware or unfamiliar with the event, Athfest is one of the Southeast’s premier music and arts festivals, taking place annually right here in Athens, GA. Founded in 1997 by Jared Bailey, Athfest has forever been a showcase for local Athens musicians. Local legends such as Pylon, Drive-By Truckers, and Randall Bramblett have graced the Athfest Main Stage, and this year bands such as The Futurebirds, Chickasaw Mudpuppies, Guadalcanal Diary, and many more will look to do the same. Starting this Friday and continuing through Sunday evening, over 200 bands will play on three outdoor stages, and over a dozen of Athens’ best music clubs.  In addition to music, many of Athens’ finest artists and vendors will be setting up downtown. All the outdoor music is free, and events such as Kidsfest make this a fun event for the whole family. If you plan on cruising the bars after sunset, invest $15 in a wristband so you can see all your favorite bands and avoid those cover charges.   

For more information visit the Athfest website here

–Sissy Erwin

 

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Athfest 2011, June 22-26

June 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

 

Athfest

Image courtesy of Athfest

Since the beginning of summer, many Athenians have been eagerly anticipating the calendar event of the year, Athfest. For those unaware or unfamiliar with the event, Athfest is one of the Southeast’s premier music and arts festivals, taking place annually right here in Athens, GA. Founded in 1997 by Jared Bailey, Athfest has forever been a showcase for local Athens musicians. Local legends such as Pylon, Drive-By Truckers, and Randall Bramblett have graced the Athfest Main Stage, and this year bands such as The Futurebirds, Chickasaw Mudpuppies, Guadalcanal Diary, and many more will look to do the same. Starting this Friday and continuing through Sunday evening, over 200 bands will play on three outdoor stages, and over a dozen of Athens’ best music clubs.  In addition to music, many of Athens’ finest artists and vendors will be setting up downtown. All the outdoor music is free, and events such as Kidsfest make this a fun event for the whole family. If you plan on cruising the bars after sunset, invest $15 in a wristband so you can see all your favorite bands and avoid those cover charges.   

For more information visit the Athfest website here

–Sissy Erwin

 

Athfest 2011, June 22-26

June 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

 

Athfest

Image courtesy of Athfest

Since the beginning of summer, many Athenians have been eagerly anticipating the calendar event of the year, Athfest. For those unaware or unfamiliar with the event, Athfest is one of the Southeast’s premier music and arts festivals, taking place annually right here in Athens, GA. Founded in 1997 by Jared Bailey, Athfest has forever been a showcase for local Athens musicians. Local legends such as Pylon, Drive-By Truckers, and Randall Bramblett have graced the Athfest Main Stage, and this year bands such as The Futurebirds, Chickasaw Mudpuppies, Guadalcanal Diary, and many more will look to do the same. Starting this Friday and continuing through Sunday evening, over 200 bands will play on three outdoor stages, and over a dozen of Athens’ best music clubs.  In addition to music, many of Athens’ finest artists and vendors will be setting up downtown. All the outdoor music is free, and events such as Kidsfest make this a fun event for the whole family. If you plan on cruising the bars after sunset, invest $15 in a wristband so you can see all your favorite bands and avoid those cover charges.   

For more information visit the Athfest website here

–Sissy Erwin

 

Athfest 2011, June 22-26

June 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

 

Athfest

Image courtesy of Athfest

Since the beginning of summer, many Athenians have been eagerly anticipating the calendar event of the year, Athfest. For those unaware or unfamiliar with the event, Athfest is one of the Southeast’s premier music and arts festivals, taking place annually right here in Athens, GA. Founded in 1997 by Jared Bailey, Athfest has forever been a showcase for local Athens musicians. Local legends such as Pylon, Drive-By Truckers, and Randall Bramblett have graced the Athfest Main Stage, and this year bands such as The Futurebirds, Chickasaw Mudpuppies, Guadalcanal Diary, and many more will look to do the same. Starting this Friday and continuing through Sunday evening, over 200 bands will play on three outdoor stages, and over a dozen of Athens’ best music clubs.  In addition to music, many of Athens’ finest artists and vendors will be setting up downtown. All the outdoor music is free, and events such as Kidsfest make this a fun event for the whole family. If you plan on cruising the bars after sunset, invest $15 in a wristband so you can see all your favorite bands and avoid those cover charges.   

For more information visit the Athfest website here

–Sissy Erwin

 

Athens, GA Considered a Top Destination for Retirees

June 6, 2011 § Leave a comment

Thinking of retirement? Read this article, and find out why Athens, GA is considered one of the best places to retire.

 

 

Athens Twilight

April 19, 2011 § 1 Comment

Twilight

Image courtesy of B.D. Andrews Photography

With the spring season here, local Athenians are enjoying longer days, warmer weather, and the anticipation of the 32nd annual Twilight Criterium.  Founded in 1980 by Gene Dixon with a humble field of 40 competitors, Twilight has since grown to attract 150 of the world’s top cyclists, along with 30,000 spectators.  Every year in late April, downtown closes off its streets to complete a 1km course.Crowds converge on the heart of Athens to watch a high intensity, high speed, 80km race through the street lit roads of The Classic City.Through the years, Twilight has expanded into a two day event packed with fun for the whole family.  Activities include a 5K, kids twilight race and kid zone, BMX contest, live music, local food vendors, and eight separate race classes, all leading up to the main event.Don’t miss the highlight of the Athens’ spring calendar! The Athens Twilight Criterium April 29-30.        

For more information on Twilight, visit their website here

–Sissy Erwin

Athens Academy

March 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

 

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Athens Academy is a private, college preparatory school with a current enrollment of 936 students, grades K3-12.  The school’s beautiful campus covers 152 acres, and with its fourteen academic buildings, and two state of the art media centers, looks more like a small college than a secondary school.  Heavy investments in innovative technology as well as a dedication to hiring the most qualified faculty, have allowed Athens Academy to routinely send a stunning 100% of all graduating seniors to colleges and universities across the nation.  Since its founding in 1967, Athens Academy has graduated 1,747 students, and become the premier private institution in northeast Georgia, as evident by its current enrollment spanning 19 counties.  Aside from stellar academics, Athens Academy has also been a powerful entity in its athletics, winning numerous region titles in football, baseball, and basketball, along with state titles in soccer, tennis, and golf.  All things considered, Athens Academy provides a pristine campus, advanced technology, competitive athletics, a dedicated faculty, and rigorous course work, all of which are designed to prepare students for college and beyond.      

For more information on Athens Academy, visit their website here

–Sissy Erwin, Talley Toro