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posted @ Monday, January 20, 2014 - 10:00

Zimdars: At Christmas, Bach beat Palin, Coulter

What a wonderful commentary on the power of Bach! We need more coverage of the many classical and traditional arts happenings here in Athens.

posted @ Friday, January 17, 2014 - 07:16

New St. Joseph Catholic School opens on Epps Bridge Parkway

I am so excited and can't wait to get started on the next phase! Thank God for all the wonderful people who have helped make this miracle happen!

posted @ Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 21:19

Chorus season in bloom this week

@Joel Kight: Thank you very much. I hope there is a correction in the print edition as well, as so many of the people who attend the Master Chorale concerts are older and more likely to be print subscribers.

posted @ Monday, April 30, 2012 - 09:12

VIDEO: Athens' Twilight BMX contestants compete

I think Twilight is wonderful, and I'm glad it's here. I especially enjoy the positive impact I see on the children of our community, who get to see some really great role models when it comes to cycling and taking care of our bodies.

However, after having an inattentive cyclist slam his bike into my car Saturday afternoon, I think the party atmosphere needs to be brought down a notch. I had already been stopped for at least fifteen seconds at a traffic light, and had not stopped suddenly, either. Worse, the fellow just picked up his bike and carried on, without even a wave to me, talking to his buddy the entire time. I'm glad he's okay, but he was not a good example to the children.

I don't know that anything can be done about this kind of thing, but I will certainly be carrying my camera with me throughout future Twilight weekends so I can at least take a picture of anyone who runs into me.

posted @ Monday, April 30, 2012 - 09:09

Chorus season in bloom this week

@Faithful Reader: Also, to make it clear: the concert is Friday, May 4th--BEFORE the other concerts. The article makes it sound as if it is the Friday after the rest of them.

posted @ Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 15:44

Chorus season in bloom this week

There is a misprint; the Athens Master Chorale concert is actually at 8:00 p.m on Friday, not at 4:00 p.m. as stated in the article.

posted @ Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 07:57

Monsignor Donovan debuts first cheerleading squad

Go, MonDon!

posted @ Monday, December 19, 2011 - 19:23

Gerson: The light of hope shines during holiday season

Beautiful! We all need light, both physical and spiritual.

posted @ Friday, December 16, 2011 - 21:40

Gay man attacked in downtown Athens

How sad for everyone. I thought we were past all of this kind of ueber-reactionary phobia. Besides showing extreme ignorance, it's just plain cowardly.

posted @ Friday, December 16, 2011 - 21:38

Auslander named Clarke state court judge

I'm so glad for everyone involved; Chuck Auslander is a wonderful person and I know he will attend to the duties of this position with the same positive energy and high ethics he does everything else.

posted @ Friday, December 16, 2011 - 21:35

We like

I believe the ABH staffer means "mountain dulcimer" instead of "pedal steel" and "tenor recorder" instead of "clarinet". And, yes, that guy at the Eastside Kroger is really terrific! Go, Salvation Army!

posted @ Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 07:48

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