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    Engaged Communities

    Signs highlight hidden history in Macon, Ga.

    Aug. 18, 2014, 2:30 p.m., Posted by Molly McWilliams Wilkins

    Signs from the League of Creative Interventionists at a cemetery in Macon. Credit: Molly McWilliams Wilkins.

    History is around each corner in Macon, Ga., some of it well known, some of it hidden by the depths of time. But the Macon League of Creative Interventionists, a local affiliate of a global group that connects communities with art, sought to uncover some of that history last month.

    In fact history was the international theme for the league in July, and members of the Macon chapter posted signs around the community to identify historic gems.

    “Our goal with the history of intervention was to shed some light on places or events that hadn’t gotten a lot of attention, or were just really interesting pieces of local history that not everyone knew about Macon,” said Mark Vanderhoek, chapter leader.  “It was fun to learn about the different pieces league members knew about.”

    Walking through some parts of Macon, you might find yourself faced with obvious historical sites, such as the Hay House or the Cannonball House. However, many times it is the undiscovered parts of history that are the most interesting.

    “Macon is a town that talks about its history a lot since it’s pretty star-studded. But often because of that, some of the best stories get left out or overlooked. It was great to be able to bring some of Macon’s lesser-known stories to light. I hope we can continue to add more in the future,” said J.R. Olive, program coordinator for the College Hill Alliance and a member of the Creative Interventionists.

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    Arts

    Butterflies used as the subject for craft and education

    Aug. 18, 2014, 2:14 p.m., Posted by ylatimore

    Ocmulgee National Monument - Great Temple Mound. The behavior and characteristics of nature are amazing. Colors are created without crayons, markers or paint. Some species change colors to camouflage their look, in order to stay alive. From archaea to humans, so many life forms exist. We...

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    Arts

    "Romantic Endings" at the Bakehouse Art Complex

    Aug. 18, 2014, 12:30 p.m., Posted by laflor

    There's nothing like a 10-course meal set to a montage of romantic endings, especially when chef Tanner Gill is behind the meals. "Romantic Endings." Next Wednesday, August 27th at the Bakehouse Art Complex, Pioneer Winter and Indiefilmclub/Film Gate Miami Interactive Festival will present "Romantic Endings," a...

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