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Downtown Development Showcase

08/19/14

Downtown Development Showcase

Georgia is home to a number of cities that have gotten it right when it comes to downtown development and revitalization. Three such cities – Moultrie, Thomasville and Valdosta – got to show off their impressive downtown areas to officials from across the state as part of the Georgia Municipal Association’s recent Heart and Soul of Georgia Tour. Take a look at some of the photos from these bustling Georgia towns, and read about different ways the cities have tackled downtown development in this month’s feature, Deep in the Heart and Soul of Georgia. – Karen Kirkpatrick Kennedy

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Driving the Dream

08/12/14

Driving the Dream

The High Museum's Dream Cars exhibit, open through Sept. 7 in Atlanta, features 17 innovative concept cars from across Europe and the U.S., including incredibly rare designs from Ferrari, Bugatti, GM and Porsche. To complement the exhibit, Table 1280, the Woodruff Arts Center’s restaurant, is featuring a selection of Dream Car-tails. Read about more drinks inspired by the car exhibit and other restaurants that are worth the drive in this month’s Art of the Meal column, Mind the Gap. – Karen Kirkpatrick Kennedy Bubble car: 1942 L’oeuf Electrique Courtesy of the Woodruff Arts Center

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Georgia’s Getting Greener

08/05/14

Georgia’s Getting Greener

Georgia’s environmental successes – from water conservation in Metro Atlanta and recycling across the carpet industry to solar farms that are becoming as common as peach orchards – are impressive and growing. Thanks to a variety of organizations across the state that measure, report on and educate about our collective environmental impact, we can all find more ways to reduce our footprint. Learn about the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District’s 19 conservation measures that are setting the standard for water conservation across the southeast. See how the work of Clean Cities-Atlanta – now Clean Cities-Georgia – has grown to ensure cleaner, healthier living throughout our state. And if you think this environmental focus...

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Take Me Out to the Ballgame

08/01/14

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

While the Atlanta Braves may be the biggest name in Georgia baseball, they're not the only game in town. Georgia’s four minor league baseball teams have a major league economic impact – and provide exciting family entertainment to fans – around the state. It’s not too late to take in a game this season, which runs through the first week of September. Check out the schedules for the Rome Braves, Gwinnett Braves, Savannah Sand Gnats and Augusta Greenjackets and enjoy an afternoon or evening of the great American pastime. For more on the economics of minor league baseball, read “Play Ball,” in the August issue of Georgia Trend. – Karen Kirkpatrick Kennedy

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The SweetWater Look

07/29/14

The SweetWater Look

Artist John Dunn's work for SweetWater Brewing Co. became so synonymous with the brand that they brought him on staff full time. Now, the images for their promotions and new beer lines flow as freely as the brews.  Read more about SweetWater and Georgia's beer scene in the July issue's "Popping the Cap on Georgia's Beer Industry."

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