FOOD & DRINK
Hardee’s Closed Stores in These 8 States in 2023 (Is Yours One of Them?)
Is your local Hardee's a victim of closures? Uncover the mystery behind the shutdowns in 8 states this year and see if your state made the unexpected list.
PHOTOS: Downtown Parade of Lights
The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and the Athens Downtown Development Authority hosted the annual Downtown Parade of Lights in Athens, Georgia, on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023. The theme of this year's parade is “An Art Filled Holiday,” and marshaled by Harold Rittenberry Jr., a local artist known for his metal sculptures. The parade features more than 60 entries of groups that competed for prizes for their floats.
GA athens's Most Loveable Kittens Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
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WUOG 90.5 FM pushes for diversity as it continues to gain popularity
After 51 years of broadcasting at the University of Georgia, WUOG 90.5 FM is still continuously growing. With an emphasis on community and inclusion, their commitment to diversity is what allows the alternative college radio station to reach so many people. WUOG is a station committed to airing underground artists,...
Christmas parades highlight the weekend calendar
Athens' parade was Thursday night. Weekend parade sites include Canon, Royston, and Hartwell.
UGA study: fostering cats can ease loneliness
“To have somebody that you know is waiting for you and is happy to see you just makes all the difference.”
UGA receives multiyear grant to address obesity in Georgia
ATHENS -- The University of Georgia has been awarded $804,000 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve access to healthy foods and physical activity in Georgia counties with high rates of obesity. Two decades after being named an epidemic, high rates of obesity persist nationwide. In Georgia, one-third of adults are obese, and therefore, are at higher risk for a number of negative health outcomes: including heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, chronic pain and more. ...
PHOTOS: Winter WonderLights
The Winter WonderLights was held at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023. The winter light show, presented by the UGA Office of the President, followed a half-mile fully accessible trail through the Winter Wondercave, along Jingle Bell Lane, into the Northern Lights and through the Cone Tree Forest, among other dazzling features.
Taste Test: Effin Egg
Fast-casual breakfast sandwich chain Effin Egg opened its location at 140 W. Broad Street on Nov. 30. The eatery serves a variety of gourmet breakfast items, from burritos to bowls to sandwiches. I visited Effin Egg on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The location of the restaurant is convenient as it's away...
Athens weekend preview: Holiday cabaret, Parade of Lights and more
The Red & Black compiles a weekly roundup of shows and events for the upcoming weekend. This weekend includes the 2023 Downtown Parade of Lights, a mental health awareness concert, plays and more. Thursday, Dec. 7. HOLIDAY CABARET. WHAT: Boulevard Burlesque Company will host a holiday cabaret show featuring performances...
UGA's Botanical Garden Program Equips Local Students with Workforce Skills
The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia has been offering the Learning by Leading™ program since 2018. This program has equipped 171 students with skills needed for the workforce. It is designed to improve leadership skills through hands-on learning. Students acquire technical, human, and conceptual skills by working with staff mentors at the Botanical Garden. Cora Keber, the garden's education director, said the program aligns with the university's mission to prepare students for the green industry.
Santa in the Park 2023 Photos!
Santa in the Park will be held on Saturday, December 16 from 10am-1pm in Pittard Park. Check back here after the event for all the pictures with Santa!
Discover Handmade Treasures at the Good Dirt Clay Studio Pottery Sale!
🎉 Hey there, pottery enthusiasts and art lovers alike! Get ready to mark your calendars for an event you certainly won't want to miss. The Good Dirt Clay Studio Pottery Sale is just around the corner! 🎉
Athens restaurant roundup: The National to host annual ‘Hanukkah Dinner,’ The Cafe on Lumpkin offers holiday afternoon tea and more
The start of December means that finals season is in full swing and holiday preparations are underway. Athens restaurants have taken it upon themselves to help students and locals alike make it through this stressful week with unbeatable coffee deals, festive cocktails and more, to take the edge off. Check it all out in this week’s restaurant roundup.
Don't Miss the Unforgettable 'Ebenezer the Musical LIVE' in Athens GA
Get ready, Athens! A unique and captivating musical event is coming to our town. The much-anticipated Sat, Dec 09 · 7pm - 8pm will witness the staging of 'Ebenezer the Musical LIVE in Athens GA'. This one-night-only performance is set to take place at the Athens 180, located at 630 Olympic Drive, Athens, GA 30601.
Experience Angel Olsen's Raw and Haunting Music in Athens
Prepare to be moved, Athens! The captivating and soul-stirring Angel Olsen is coming to town for a night of raw emotion and powerful music. Her latest work, 'Sluice', is a testament to the transformative power of love and grief, and she's ready to share it with you.
PHOTOS: Philanthropy Fresh hosts grand opening
Philanthropy Fresh held a grand opening for its newest expansion on East Broad Street in Athens, Georgia, on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023. To celebrate the expansion, Philanthropy Fresh said the first 50 customers would receive free coffee for a year. Some event attendees waited outside for nearly two hours before the store’s grand opening. Once the store opened, the first 50 attendees received 52 vouchers for free small coffees.
Should you be composting?
ATHENS -- Composting has become a popular topic in recent years, and many of us have heard that it is something we should be doing in some form. But why? There are many reasons that individuals, communities and governments promote composting, with some focused on diverting compostable waste from landfills and others who are in it for the dirt. If you are considering composting, here are some compelling reasons to...
5 things to do this weekend: Lonnie Holley concert, holiday pottery sale and more
Though there's never a shortage of festivals, markets and other cultural happenings in the Classic City, we've chosen to spotlight these events for the weekend of Dec. 8-10. Each week, the Banner-Herald will publish a list of five options for things to do in the Athens area. Please note that the events in this list are subject to rescheduling, cancelation or tickets selling out.
Coming to The Morton: INSPIRE 2023 Winter Showcase
INSPIRE School For The Arts' Annual Winter Showcase features dancers of all ages performing to your favorite Winter tunes.