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This is such an exciting way for the city to show support for arts that aren't easily shown in the built environment.
http://www.thepostathens.com/…/article_726d80f8-b965-11e5-9…

The city of Athens has appointed Alison Stine to serve as its first poet laureate.
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We are thrilled to announce that The City of Athens, Ohio, Designing Local, and MKSK will be awarded the 2015 Vernon Deines Award for an Outstanding Small Town Special Project Plan by the American Planning Association’s... #amandagolden #americanplanningassociation #apa
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The Honey for the Heart parade was one of the inspirations for the Essence of Athens plan. There's still time to get involved with this one of a kind only in Athens parade!

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Tomorrow is the big day, we are excited to see you at the Parade. Today resident artist Daniel Polnau explains what the Honey for the Heart is all about. See you tomorrow.

Some plan implementation is taking place on West Union Street this morning.

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The Essence of Athens plan kickoff presentation is tomorrow night, Wednesday, September 10 at 6 PM at the Athens Community Center. I hope you can make it!

The digital version of the Essence of Athens plan is now available.
http://issuu.com/ciathenspla…/…/essence_of_athens_plan_final

A strategic design plan for economic enhancement and community competitiveness
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Of course, our beloved Marching 110, image courtesy of Bob Winters, Professor Emeritus, Ohio University School of Theater

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A few lovely images sent to me last night...

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Hello again everyone. As a reminder, we are nearing the end of window of opportunity to hear your thoughts on what makes the essence of Athens. We really want to hear from you! Here are the brief and easy steps to help us out.

1.Consider what you think is the Essence of Athens—think about our built environment and history and what makes Athens a unique or one-of-a-kind place in your opinion.

2. Document those features you've thought of in Step 1 by taking photos if possible...—you can share those photos on the Facebook Essence of Athens page our on Twitter using #essenceofathens

3. If those options don’t work for you, you can email photos to Paul Logue, Athens city planner at plogue@ci.athens.oh.us

4. If photos aren’t your thing you can send an email with your thoughts to Paul Logue or use regular mail to Paul Logue 28 Curran Drive, Athens, 45701

5. There are lots of great ideas and images already of the Essence of Athens Facebook page. If you like some of them tell us. If you want to comment or add thoughts please do.

5. The deadline for submissions is June 28.

6. You can share this page with others you think might be interested. The more information we receive the better we can assemble the plan.

7. If you have questions you can ask them on this page and we will respond back. You can also email Paul Logue directly if you prefer.

8. Thank you for your interest and participation!

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For those of you that missed the kickoff event, a recording of it is periodically streaming on The Government Channel 5 if you have cable TV in Athens. You can also watch it online at your convenience this link:

http://athensoh.swagit.com/play/06062013-732

Hi all. Several of you have sent questions to me asking more about the plan and how you can get involved. It is unbelievably encouraging to see so many people sign up for this page already. If you missed the May 30 meeting and want to participate here is a brief summary of what we are asking you to do in a few easy steps:

1.Consider what you think is the Essence of Athens—think about our built environment and history and what makes Athens a unique or one-of-a-kind place in ...your opinion.

2. Document those features you've thought of in Step 1 by taking photos if possible—you can share those photos on the Facebook Essence of Athens page our on Twitter using #essenceofathens.

3. If those options don’t work for you, you can email photos to Paul Logue, Athens city planner at plogue@ci.athens.oh.us

4. If photos aren’t your thing you can send an email with your thoughts to Paul Logue or use regular mail to Paul Logue 28 Curran Drive, Athens, 45701

5. The deadline for submissions is June 28.

6. You can share this page with others you think might be interested. The more information we receive the better we can assemble the plan.

7. If you have questions you can ask them on this page and we will respond back. You can also email Paul Logue directly if you prefer.

8. Thank you for your interest and participation!

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The Quilt Barn images around Athens County are wonderful. The ACCVB has a great tour map and summary of them.

http://www.athensohio.com/…/historic-sites-…/quilt-barn-tour

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