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Andalusia Farm Blog: Donor had met Flannery O'Connor

Andalusia Farm Blog: Donor had met Flannery O'Connor

Dear FO'CA,

I am enclosing my check for $50, and I wish I had a million to contribute. I am a 79-year-old widow (for 14 years), and I live on Social Security and a very small pension. But my gratitude and love for Flannery O'Connor know no bounds. It's funny, I had just said goodbye to a luncheon guest, Jeff Blake, who is also an avid O'Connor fan, when I found your request in my mail. We had shared our books and talked about O'Connor at great length.

He was fascinated with my photos of her, and the fact that I had visited her when I was a student at Wesleyan in Macon. He asked to copy them, and I was glad to let him do so. The photos were taken by Dr. Thomas Gossett who is mentioned in The Habit of Being along with his wife, Louise, and he sent them to me during the time that we corresponded after we had both left Wesleyan, up until the time of his death several years ago, of pancreatic cancer... Read More

Stephanie Scott exhibits etchings at Marlor House

Stephanie Scott exhibits etchings at Marlor House

Allied Arts invites you to “A Retrospective: Etchings and Paintings” an exhibition by artist Stephanie Scott. The Milledgeville Civic Woman’s Club will host an opening reception honoring the artist from 1:00-3:00 pm on Sunday, September 7 at the John Marlor Arts Center, 201 North Wayne Street, Milledgeville.

The public is invited to attend.

Stephanie Scott is a native of Milledgeville and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay area. She graduated with a B.F.A. in art from the University of Georgia and continued her studies at the San Francisco Art Institute where she earned an M.F.A. in art.

Scott has many art exhibitions to her credit and says, “I am excited to have an exhibition in my home town of Milledgeville.”

Andalusia Farm Blog: Different Views

Andalusia Farm Blog: Different Views

On family vacations, I was always the one who thought a hike in a nearby state or national park added an important dimension to the trip; my husband gamely agreed, while my two oldest children tromped resignedly alongside and my two youngest lagged decidedly behind, whining at evenly spaced intervals. So on this, my second visit to Andalusia, I was surprised yet excited to find that a walking trail had been cut through the grounds since my last visit, and I knew that was one thing I would not leave without experiencing. ... Read More

Job opening in Milledgeville

Job opening in Milledgeville

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area.

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

Great American Main Street Hometown Celebration

Great American Main Street Hometown Celebration

Submitted by Milledgeville Main Street: Milledgeville, GA- On May 18th 2014 Milledgeville was named a Great American Main Street City. This nationwide award recognizes Milledgeville as one of the finest downtown areas in America. This prestigious award is given to communities that exemplify the use of the Main Street Approach to revitalization of their traditional downtowns and/or business districts. Carlee Schulte, Director of Milledgeville Main Street/DDA applied for and received a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund for Milledgeville, which is a component fund of the Community Foundation, in the amount of $20,000. The grant, along with other generous community partner donations will provide a chance to engage the community and generate a strong sense of place for residents and visitors alike.

Georgia Writers Museum hosts Amateur Writing Contest

Georgia Writers Museum hosts Amateur Writing Contest

The Georgia Writers Museum is accepting written work for their Creative Writing Contest.

Deadline to enter is August 15.

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Andalusia Farm Blog: (Re)Considering O'Connor

Andalusia Farm Blog: (Re)Considering O'Connor

On July 4th Andalusia hosted a luncheon gathering for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)  Summer Institute.  "Reconsidering Flannery O'Connor" runs at Georgia College July 1-30 and is the second such Summer Institute. The first NEH O'Connor Institute was held at Georgia College in 2007 and was by all accounts a rave success. Well, NEH folks did tell co-organizer, O'Connor scholar,  and Andalusia board member Bruce Gentry that the 2007 effort was a model for how NEH Summer Institutes should be done. Post-facto activities of 2007 participants reveal impressive numbers that advance O'Connor studies: three books, 24 peer-reviewed articles, and 63 conference presentations. ... Read More