Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Bainbridge- The Riverside Artsfest began Wednesday under the cover of rain. But that isn't putting a damper on the events.
From portraits to landscapes, the art displays at the Firehouse Center are sure to catch your eye. This year the art show is celebrating the state of Michigan." But it isn't just about stimulating your eye, organizers say it's also about stimulating your mind. "Our whole purpose of our festival is education, cultural. We focus on the history of the state," says Artsfest board chairwoman, Lynda Todaco.
That's what helped the Artsfest organization earn tax-exempt status as a non-profit group. They launched a grass-roots education campaign across Decatur County. "We provide notebooks for each school in our county for the teacher to teach out of for the year, regarding the state," says Todaco.
While this year's show focuses on art about Michigan, organizers also stress that they're not forgetting about artists from our region. "We always have a regional art show. Because we support the arts, we just want to showcase the regional artists," says Todaco.
The majority of the artwork is for sale. But one thing that isn't is the culture Artsfest wants to pass on to you. "Anybody who wants to come, just come. We want you here," says Todaco. After all, organizers say art is something everyone can appreciate. "It's so important for the community, the arts. I think it's our soul," adds Todaco. And that's something you can take to heart.
The Riverside Artsfest runs through Sunday. Besides the event at Firehouse Center, there will also be an antique car show, bands, a "flying-high" circus, and dances.