Community Recap: Twilight Gallery

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The wheels were spinning and the chains were running as the cyclists made their way back into Athens this past weekend for Twilight. Friday was full of qualifying rounds, some shows on Ted’s Most Best Music Stage, and vendors lining West Washington Street. Saturday is when the real action hit. With the threat of storms all week, the weather for twilight pulled through and it was beautiful day to be outside on Saturday.Downtown Athens bustled with people throughout the day as there was something for everyone: races all throughout the day, a 5k, and a BMX competition. The event finished around 10 pm and the streets were packed with spectators throughout the night. This year’s twilight was a huge success, that brought copious amount of people into downtown Athens supporting local business throughout the day. We all look forward to Twilight cruising into town next year.

 

Community Spotlight: Twilight 2015

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We are so excited to head downtown tomorrow for the cycling event of the year. 

The main event of the AOC Twilight Criterium attracts cyclists representing teams from all over the nation and the world. The men’s pro-am criterium is an 80K race around historic downtown Athens, while the women’s pro-am criterium measures 40K. The course start-finish line is on Washington Street at College Avenue. The 1K course runs counterclockwise on Washington Street, Jackson Street, Hancock Avenue and Hull Street.

Twilight Amateur Finals – 6:15 PM
Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Women’s Criterium – 7:00 PM
Athens Orthopedic Clinic Twilight Men’s Criterium – 8:15 PM

Don’t forget to take tons of pics and tag them #My_Athens on Instagram for your chance to be featured! We hope to see you there!

Community Spotlight: Chick-fil-A Connect Half Marathon

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This Saturday, April 18th, Athens will host the 2nd annual Chick-fil-A Connect Half Marathon! Events will include a half marathon, Akins Ford Half Marathon Relay (5k, 6k & 10k), and 1-mile fun-run. There will also be a two day Fleet Feet Athens Health and Fitness Expo. Whether you’re dressed up as a cow and running for fun, or competing for the cash prize, this will be an event for the entire Athens community!

The event will be raising funds for the 82nd Habitat for Humanity home built in Athens. They have been able to serve the greater Athens community for 25 years and have helped over 78 families. Everyone will have the opportunity to help in making this home possible, in addition to a percentage of the proceeds going towards the home, at the Fleet Feet Expo, you will be able to write blessings and encouragement on a wall frame of the 82nd house.

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In attendance will be a recent home recipient, Austin Deblaski, who has not only a passion for running, but also for the way Habitat benefits the community.

Austin grew up in Athens and is glad to still be living here.

“I love the weather the most.  I am so biased about Georgia it’s funny.  I love this state and city so much I can’t stop talking about it,” said Austin.

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According to Austin, he got involved with Habitat after returning to Athens for a job in HVAC industry.

“The Habitat folks came to my house, interviewed me, and in a few short months I was approved. That was last May. Last summer we set the floor joists and subfloor and by December things started really ramping up into high gear. Progress has soared,” Austin said.

Austin and his eight year-old son will be moving into their completed home soon.

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In addition to his involvement with Habitat, Austin’s love of running is also a huge motivator behind coming out to participate in the event.

“Running is the heartbeat to my life.  I found out I loved it in 2011.  I feel like God has crafted my body to run.  It just feels natural,” Austin explained.

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Come out and join Austin in helping to raise the funds to build a home and provide for another family here in Athens!

If you have not registered yet and would like to run, registration is still open at cfahalf.com! Running not your thing? That’s okay! You can still be involved by being a course volunteer; there are still spaces that need to be filled! Sign up here:  http://cfahalf.com/race-crew/register?position=27.

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Written by Blythe Coker. Photos courtesy of Chick-fil-A Connect Half Marathon.

Process Galleries: Rachel Barnes

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We have not forgotten our “Process” galleries, but we are wrapping them up as we approach the end of the gallery’s month at Creature Comforts! Today’s gallery features Rachel Barnes’ beautiful and fun runway collection. Rachel’s looks are the perfect reminder of bright, cheery spring on this rainy afternoon.

Looking for a way to stay dry today? Go check out the My Athens Annual Gallery while it is still at Creature Comforts!

 

 

Process Galleries: Necklush

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Todays “Process” gallery features the incredible runway looks from Necklush. These colorful infinity scarf/necklace hybrids were created by Stephano Diaz and Troy Mattison Hicks. They are beautiful, fun and creative!

Be on the look out for more pictures from “Process” coming up in the next few days and don’t forget to go check out the My Athens Annual Gallery at Creature Comforts this month!

Process Galleries: Guests

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“Process” would never have been so successful if it were not for the incredible people who attended it! Today’s gallery is dedicated to all of the fun, creative people who came out on that rainy Athen’s night to celebrate art in the Classic City.

Be on the look out for more pictures from “Process” coming up in the next few days and don’t forget to go check out the My Athens Annual Gallery at Creature Comforts this month!

Process Galleries: Anna LeBer

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It’s a rainy Monday in Athens, so here to brighten up your day is today’s “Process” gallery featuring designs by Anna LeBer. Anna’s looks on the runway included white dresses with bold blue and orange stripes, animals and even Medusa.

Be on the look out for more pictures from “Process” coming up in the next few days and don’t forget to go check out the My Athens Annual Gallery at Creature Comforts this month!

Process Galleries: Visual Art

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Today’s “Process” gallery is dedicated to the music and visual art during our event. In addition to the My Athens Gallery, the show included works by Max Beeching, Eve Nettles, Louisa Powell, Andrew Lam, Maddie Zerkel, Alan Ray and Merideth Hanscom. Music provided by the Booty Boys and a lively performance by Velveteen Pink also highlighted the evening’s creative atmosphere.

Be on the look out for more pictures from “Process” coming up in the next few days and don’t forget to go check out the My Athens Annual Gallery at Creature Comforts this month!

Process Galleries: Shawna Lee Maranville

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Today’s “Process” gallery features looks by Athens designer Shawna Lee Maranville.

Be on the look out for more pictures from “Process” coming up in the next few days and don’t forget to go check out the My Athens Annual Gallery at Creature Comforts this month!

Process Galleries: Trevor Blake

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Today’s “Process” gallery features upcoming Athens designer Trevor Blake. In addition to going down the runway, Trevor’s looks were worn by live mannequins during the first half of the event.

Be on the look out for more pictures from “Process” coming up in the next few days and don’t forget to go check out the My Athens Annual Gallery at Creature Comforts this month!