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    Photo: Zach Deputy entertains the crowd during a Second Sunday concert. Photo by Scott Corkery, courtesy of Bragg Jam Inc. School rankings, property values, walkability–there are any number of metrics that can be used to gauge the “quality” or desirability of a given neighborhood. Since the College Hill Alliance was formed in 2009 with a […]

    Article · October 2, 2015 by

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    Ocmulgee National Monument. Photo via Ocmulgee National Monument Association. This weekend, more than 16,000 people will visit Ocmulgee National Monument in Middle Georgia for the annual Ocmulgee Indian Celebration–the largest Native American gathering in the Southeast. Known locally as the “Indian Mounds,” Ocmulgee National Monument is a prehistoric Native American site that has been continuously […]

    Article · September 18, 2015 by

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    Take a moment to think about the run-down neighborhood or downtown block that you may have passed today on your commute to work or school. At one point in time, these areas were likely vibrant and occupied by families and businesses. There are many factors–among them, lack of funds and inadequate planning–that can cause once-bustling […]

    Article · August 20, 2015 by

  • Communities

    It’s a smart move for communities to promote local makers–studies have shown that local businesses can generate up to 70 percent more local economic impact per square foot than big box retailers. To this end, Macon, Ga. will host Make-End, the city’s first maker festival, this year in November. The festival is a partnership between […]

    Article · August 13, 2015 by

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    The recently formed Chameleon Village Theatre Company won’t be presenting plays on traditional stages in Macon, Ga. The company borrows its name from the color-changing lizard family because it has a stated mission to “adapt to [different] performance spaces and new artistic challenges” through site-specific theater. The site of its first artistic challenge will be The 567 Center for […]

    Article · July 28, 2015 by

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    A poetry prompt distributed to local residents by the Macon League of Creative Interventionists. In the early 2014, San Francisco-based artist Hunter Franks created the League of Creative Interventionists and received more than $55,000 in funding from Knight Foundation to take his creative placemaking project on tour. The group–which stages monthly arts-based “interventions” in public […]

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    Full Moon Euphoria 2015 benefits cemetery preservation for the Riverside Cemetery and Conservancy. On May 4, the Riverside Cemetery and Conservancy, a Knight Arts grantee, will host Full Moon Euphoria, its annual fundraiser benefiting preservation efforts in the cemetery. The focus of the event is moonlight photography–an activity that is increasingly popular nowadays. During Full […]

    Article · April 27, 2015 by

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    Georgia Cities Week – Destination Downtown Second Street block party and Spring Cleanup. The Georgia Municipal Association is a nonprofit conglomerate that was created to go to bat for cities in Georgia. As of this date, 521 townships are members of the Georgia Municipal Association, which provides a plethora of services to help its members […]

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