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Albany Area Community Calendar - April 20-28, 2014

The following is a list of meetings happening inthe area this week.

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The Easter Story

What is Easter, exactly? Peter Cottontail may get some attention at this time of year, but he is certainly not the reason for the season.

Albany Police Department inducts new officers

Families of the recruits will play a vital role in their success as police officer, Albany Police Chief John Proctor says

Ten new officers were inducted into the Albany Police Department Thursday at the Law Enforcement Center.

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Birthright of Albany, Inc. celebrates 40th anniversary

Birthright of Albany, Inc. recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.

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Albany Symphony to present Italian opera for season finale

The Albany Symphony Orchestra will present its 50th anniversary season finale featuring highlights from Italian operas on April 12 in the Darton State College Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and on April 13 at 3 pm in the Rylander Theatre in Americus.

Safety information for children and parents available at Mighty Machines

The Georgia Child Identification Program (GACHIP) and the Georgia Traffic Injury Prevention Institute’s (GTIPI) Rollover Simulator will be on site at Americus’ Mighty Machines expo.

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Bainbridge to dedicate World War II hangar

Participants will be able to tour the facility used by trainees during World War II

Officials will be on hand Saturday to dedicate the 72-year-old hangar that has been renovated.

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Hundreds of tires found at illegal trash dump site

More than 200 tires were found to be dumped illegally at a site in Albany.

Albany Area Community Calendar - March 30 - April 7, 2014

The following is a list of meetings happening in the area this week.

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LAURA WILLIAMS: ATC culinary delights a treat to enjoy

It felt just like the Iron Chef — minus the degrading judges’ critiques that could make grown men cry.

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Flint River Habitat celebrates new home with Albany family (Video)

Laura Alexander says the home gives her family the space it needs

Habitat for Humanity celebrates the completion of a brand-new home built with funding and volunteers from Procter & Gamble.

News Briefs - March 26, 2014

Model aircraft of all kinds will be available for viewing Saturday at the Albany Mall.

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Disney Live in town on Saturday (PHOTO GALLERY)

Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure is coming to the Albany Civic Center.

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Albany birthday girl gathers supplies for Humane Society

ALBANY — It’s common today for most youngsters to approach birthdays with the questions: “What do I want? What can I get?”

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Spring 2014 Fashion Preview (Photo Gallery)

Check out the hottest looks and trends for Spring 2014.

Americus Junior Service League announces spring fundraiser

On April 26th, the Junior Service League of Americus will launch its inaugural Mighty Machines: A Family Safety and Learning Expo.

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Author's life story gives hope to others

Author Dianna Knox Cooper reveals her compelling life story in her book, “Hated Without A Cause.”

Dogwood Antique Show and Sale in Leslie this weekend

The Dogwood Antique Show and Sale will take place at the Leslie Civic Center today through Sunday.

Albany Briefs - March 13, 2014

The Albany Police Department is now accepting applications for the 30th session of the Citizens Police Academy.

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St. Patrick's Day Dishes

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with some delicious dishes.

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Pecan City Pedalers excited about BMX track changes

One Albany organization does its part to support Team Chehaw BMX.

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Twin Oaks to present two weekends of entertainment

The Twin Oaks Elementary School Drama program will present “HONK! Jr., the Ugly Duckling Musical.”

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Twin Oaks presents HONK! Jr., The Ugly Duckling Musical (PHOTO GALLERY)

Students from area Leesburg elementary schools have collaborated for “HONK! Jr., The Ugly Duckling Musical.

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And the Oscar goes to ...

Who win gold at the 86th Annual Academy Awards?

Girl Talk's Project Inside Out coming to Albany

Girl Talk’s Project Inside Out camp is coming to Deerfield-Windsor Lower School campus.

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Destination Byne set for Friday

Byne School will present “Destination Byne” Friday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

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Students shine at Kiwanis Music Showcase

The Albany Kiwanis Club Music Showcase was held on Feb. 15 at Darton State College.

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ASU Speech and Theatre to host casting workshop

An independent casting director working with Tyler Perry Studios will be featured as guest speaker at a workshop at Albany State University.

Washington: Legacy of a president

George Washington’s policies and leadership have set the precedent for those who follow, and all those who seek to make this country a better place.

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Kiwanis presents 2014 Music Showcase

The Albany Kiwanis Club will host its 2014 Music Showcase Saturday at Darton College.

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Girl Scouts selling cookies again

Girl Scout cookies will be on sale until March 9.

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Valentine’s Day rich in tradition

The day we associated with love actually began after a clash.

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It’s that time again: Sochi 2014

Sochi, Russia will set the backdrop for the new stories to arise out of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Council on Aging offering caregivers courses

The SOWEGA Council on Aging is coordinating the Powerful Tools for Caregivers program that offers a six-week course designed to help caregivers of adults.

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Arts Council presents Celebration of Heritage

A Celebration of Heritage will be featured at the Albany Arts Council until Feb 27. For more information, contact Renaissance Connection at (229) 436-0802 or the Arts Council at (229) 439-2787.

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Local chef to sign copies of cookbook Saturday

Lara Lyn Carter will sign copies of her inaugural cookbook, “Southern Thymes Shared,” Saturday at Place on the Pointe.

Quitman to host camellia and garden symposium

Quitman will host a camellia and garden symposium Feb. 12 and 13.

Council on Aging offering caregivers course

The SOWEGA Council on Aging is coordinating the Powerful Tools for Caregivers program that offers a six-week course designed to help caregivers of adults.

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Doublegate EE-ZZ Mart catches fire

Leesburg’s Doublegate EE-ZZ Mart caught fire Monday afternoon.

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Teachers hosting ‘The Love Run’ in support of friend

The Love Run will take place Feb. 8 at the Wild Side running store in Lancaster Village.

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Phillips to play Super Bowl pregame show

Leesburg native Phillip Phillips will take the stage during the SuperBowl XL VIII pregame show.

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Empty Bowls serves hundreds, raises hunger awareness (VIDEO)

More than 400 Albany residents attended Empty Bowls on Monday at the SOWEGA Council on Aging.

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Carters to celebrate Presidents’ Day in Plains

President and Mrs. Carter will celebrate Presidents’ Day in Plains on Feb. 17.

Albany Area Lifestyle Briefs - Jan. 29, 2014

Families are invited to attend the Albany Area YMCA Family Valentine Celebration Dance on Feb. 7.

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Team Chehaw BMX gets ready for big changes

The BMX track at Chehaw has many wonderful features for both riders and the public to enjoy.

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Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful recognizes volunteers for 2013 service (WITH VIDEO)

The efforts of Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful volunteers are acknowledged Thursday at KADB’s annual volunteer celebration luncheon.

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Plan a winning Super Bowl party

The teams have finally been decided, and now it’s time to prep for the big game.

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Empty Bowls set for Jan. 27

Empty Bowls, set for Jan. 27, will be the first event hosted at the new premises at 335 W. Society Ave.

Dougherty County schools set for collective concert

Dougherty County middle and high schools will gather at Albany High School’s auditorium Saturday for the All-County Honor Band Concert.

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Albany Area Arts Council showcases works of Henrietta Ladson (PHOTO GALLERY)

Artist recreates images from her travels on canvas

Artist Herietta Ladson says her two favorite locations to visit are France, where she lived for a year while in college, and Ireland, which she says is “unbelievably gorgeous.”

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