Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Watkinsville City Council approved four businesses licenses at its meeting last week.
The vacant building that formerly housed Floyd's Grill is to be the new home of a southern style restaurant. Watkinsville Council recently approved a business license request for Stellar Southern Café to set up shop in the 64 N. Main Street location. Co-owner Judy Johnston says the restaurant is still in the early stages of development. At the meeting last Wednesday, City Clerk Julie Sanders said council members also approved business license requests for the following: What do you think about the new businesses coming to the city? Tell us in the comments below.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Marilyn Forehand recently opened Marilyn's on Main in downtown Watkinsville
Marilyn Forehand's lifelong dream came to fruition when the doors of her antiques and home furnishings shop in downtown Watkinsville opened for the first time in April. On May 2, she hosted a grand opening celebration that coincided with May's First Friday event. Here's what she had to say about her shop: Q. Why did you choose to sell antiques and home furnishings? A. My first job at 16 was in a home furnishings retail store, and I have been in love ever since. As far as antiques, I have always had an interest in "anything old." Antiques tell history...I have always wondered what they would say if they could talk. Q. Please describe your background with refurbishing furniture. A. I don't have any sort of trained background. It is …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
May's event featured face painting, snow cones and crafts with safety belt advocate Bee a Buckler.
First Friday takes place in downtown Watkinsville each month from April through December (except July). It is sponsored by the Watkinsville Trade and Tourism Association. Did you go to May's event? Add your photos to our gallery by clicking the green "upload photos and videos" button! See also:
In celebration of Free Comic Book Day 2013, stop by the shop on Main Street in Watkinsville between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The public is invited to attend a discussion on the history and growth of Watkinsville or an informative and in-depth examination of the Battle of Gettysburg.
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Monday, April 29
Two educational programs will offer history lessons this evening in Watkinsville. Both are free and start at 7 p.m. Follow the links for more details. What: "Past Meets Present" A Discussion on the History and Growth of Watkinsville Where: The Sanctuary - 13 Barnett Shoals Rd, Watkinsville Who: Oconee Historical Society and the UGA College of Environment and Design's Historic Preservation Program What: Gettysburg - America's Greatest Battle Where: Oconee County Library Who: The lecture will be facilitated by COL (ret) Lawrence Saul, who is a Senior Lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The store sells The Walking Dead, the Avengers and other popular titles along with independent and underground comics.
Two lifelong comic book fans and collectors are bringing their passion for the industry to Watkinsville. John Crowe and co-owner Kristy Klinck are opening MR. Comic Shop at 18 N. Main Street Wednesday. Since new comics are released on Wednesdays, it seemed fitting to open the doors for the first time on that day, Crowe explained. The pair moved from California to Farmington one year ago to be closer to friends and Crowe's alma mater - the University of Georgia. They're also enjoying the serenity a home in rural Oconee County offers, he said. Though the Watkinsville store will be the first they've owned in Georgia, Crowe and Klinck aren't new to the business world. For five years they operated Neon Monster, a comics and specialty toy store…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Mayor Charles Ivie has issued a proclamation to "Paint the Town Purple" for the month of March.
Downtown Watkinsville will transform into a sea of purple next month as Oconee County gears up for Relay for Life on March 22-23 at Oconee County High School. Mayor Charles Ivie surrounded by Relay organizers on Friday issued a proclamation to "Paint the Town Purple." "We felt like we wanted to do our part," he said in an interview later that day. Ivie described himself as a veteran of the Relay, and said the cause is close to him because five of his family members have had cancer. Tonya Wagner of the American Cancer Society says the goal is to raise awareness for the upcoming event by fastening purple bows to city light posts. "We're building excitement, showing survivors we will rally around them," she said. Residents and business …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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Friday, January 11, 2013
"I want to provide not just healthy food, but a very healthy, cozy environment for people so they can come after they work," says owner.
Pelmeni; fermented cabbage salad; stuffed cabbage; meat, fish, and potato patties; chickpea soup; red borscht -- soon you can taste them all and more at a restaurant coming to downtown Watkinsville. European Cousine is moving into 10 D Barnett Shoals Road, a space that formerly housed Jennifer Jangles gallery and shop. Owner Evey Renior says she's in the process of remodeling and having plumbing and electrical work done. When completed, she expects the eatery to seat about 40 guests. "I have passion for food," Renoir told Watkinsville council this week. "I have passion for people and a great passion for helping people." Renoir practiced medicine in Russia for 20 years, where she also helped with her family's restaurant. She says good food …