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Sunday Q&A: Paige Martin Swift Executive Director, Nature Now

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New nonprofit will host popular annual event, the nationally touring Wild & Scenic Film Fest, August 19-21. How did the last local Wild & Scenic Film Festival in 2019 become its largest ‘On Tour’ event?“I think it’s because of the way we choreograph it.And the capacity potential we’ve got. We have an amazing urban footprint downtown now that’s walkable, with all these amazing outdoor...

Sunday Q&A: Paul Pierce

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Part 2 with the Producing Artistic Director of the Springer Opera House Read Part 1 here. How would you describe your response, and the response of your staff, to COVID? “It has not been easy.  Fortunately, I have a staff of very smart, very innovative people.Just like everyone at the beginning, we didn’t know how long this was going to last. The idea was: Everybody was going to go home for...

Sunday Q&A: Paul Pierce

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Part 1 of 2 with the Producing Artistic Director of the Springer Opera House What qualities make for a great theater?“Of course, there is the excellence of the work itself.But one of the things I’ve learned over my career is authenticity in terms of leadership and direction of the organization, but also of service. It’s relatively easy, once you know how to do it, to do great plays and put great...

Sunday Q&A: Rabbi Beth Schwartz of Temple Israel

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What does International Holocaust Memorial Day every January mean to you and the congregation here at Temple Israel? “In the spring, within the Jewish world, there is an observance called Yom HaShoah, That is timed to coincide with the uprising at the Warsaw ghetto uprising. That’s mostly observed within the Jewish world, but World Holocaust Memorial Day makes everyone stop and think about their...

Sunday Q&A: Ben Moser

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Executive Director, United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley You moved down here from your native North Carolina for this position in August. What are your impressions of Columbus so far? “I love it. It reminds me a lot of my hometown of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Similar size. Similar demographics. It’s hot and humid and I prefer a tropical climate. My family is very happy to be here. My son...

COLUMBUS, GA NAMED TOP 10 PLACES TO RETIRE IN THE U.S.

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Livability.com named Columbus, Georgia as one of the 10 Best Places to Retire in the U.S. in its “2018 – 10 Best Places to Retire” rankings. According to Livability.com, each of these 10 cities offers access to affordable and quality healthcare, an accessible cost of living, retiree-friendly businesses and services, as well as amenities to keep residents active and engaged. See...

New Films Recruited to Columbus, GA by Way Down Film Festival Judge

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Visions Production Faith-based feature film “REDEEMED” to be produced by Manns/Mackie Studios in Columbus, Georgia from 29 November-15 December, 2018. Visions Production, a North Carolina based feature film production company has tapped Georgia based feature film production company, Manns/Mackie Studios (My Brother’s Keeper) to produce “Redeemed”, its first feature film project. “Redeemed” a...

Another delivery option besides Waitr: Grubhub

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Grubhub’s online delivery is taking a bite out of the Columbus, Georgia food industry, now. Grubhub’s worldwide reach is expansive with +85,000 restaurants participating in +1,600 cities. At this point, 17 local eateries will participate in Grubhub’s digital platform to order, pay for, and deliver across Columbus. Customers can order via the Grubhub Android or iOS apps, or...

The Magic of Plant Medicine

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*Written by Olivia Hight Does anyone remember the movie Simply Irresistible with Sarah Michelle Gellar? It was a favorite of mine back in 1999. The premise is that Gellar’s character is a chef and her customers experience every emotion she has while making the food. She cries while she makes the appetizer—the customers cry while they eat the appetizer. She laughs while preparing the dessert—the...

Art with a View

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Swinging open the doors from the fourth-floor conference room at Troy University-Phenix City Campus onto its expansive adjacent balcony, Vice Chancellor Dr. David White presents what is perhaps the best view of the Columbus riverfront. Instead of the bird’s-eye perspective on gleaming whitewater and impressive edifices for both home and office, however, White points toward an undeveloped lot that...