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August 23: #FarmersMarketMilly

Milledgeville FMkt Poster-01The Farmers Market is open every Tuesday, May – October and is located in downtown Milledgeville, next to the Golden Pantry, at The Pavilion.

This Month’s Dates: August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
Every Tuesday, May-October
Milledgeville Farmers Market
at The Pavilion downtown

Sign up for the monthly Farmers Market newsletter for the latest information & #farmfresh info!


Are you interested in being a Farmers Market vendor? Get vendor rules and an application here.
For more information or questions about the Farmers Market Vendor Application, contact Amy Davis at Milledgeville Main Street by phone 478-414-4022 or by email adavis@milledgevillega.us.

BOOST Grant Spotlight

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August featured BOOSTer:Dr. Steve M. Dorman

BOOST Grant
Featured BOOSTer:
Dr. Steve M. Dorman

With the new school year fast approaching, Dr. Steve M. Dorman, President of Georgia College, sat down with the DDA to answer some questions about himself and discuss the BOOST program and its community impact. Dr. Dorman is the 11th president of Georgia College & State University and has laid out an ambitious direction for the college…
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August featured BOOSTed: Bicycling Club of Milledgeville

BOOST Grant
Featured BOOSTed:
Bicycling Club of Milledgeville

The Bicycling Club of Milledgeville (BCM), whose mission is to make Milledgeville and Baldwin County a safer place for more people to ride bicycles more often. In October 2014, the BCM was awarded a BOOST grant in the amount of $950 used for…
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August 5: End of Summer Shakedown #FirstFridayMilly

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The whole community is invited to a celebration downtown to wrap up the last days of summer at the August First Friday event. First Friday will take place on August 5th from 6-8 pm in downtown Milledgeville with lots of fun activities for everyone to enjoy.

A sample of some of the fun & free activities to enjoy include:

For more information on First Friday and how to be involved, contact Milledgeville Main Street at 478-414-4014 or mainstreetdesk@milledgevillega.us.

 

 

 


Milledgeville Main Street wants to especially thank
our First Friday Sponsors:

GOLD
Arcadia Student Living

BRONZE
Century Bank & Trust
Computer Consultants of Milledgeville
Exchange Bank

MEDIA
Z97.7FM

PARTNERS
Allied Arts
Georgia College Chemistry Club

Milledgeville Jaycees
Old Capital Car Club


First Friday Events

February First Friday: Free Art 4 U

February First Friday: Free Art 4 U

March First Friday Image

March First Friday: Celebrating Our Roots

April First Friday Image

April First Friday: Sounds of Spring

May First Friday Image

May First Friday: Cruise & Blues

June First Friday Image

June First Friday: Beach Bash

August First Friday Image

August First Friday: End of Summer Shakedown

September First Friday Image

September First Friday: Shop N Bop

October First Friday Image

October First Friday: First Responders

November First Friday Image

November First Friday: GA Bike Summit

Decemner First Friday Image

December First Friday: Jingle & Mingle Downtown

 

Main Street Receives National Accreditation

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Receives 2016 National Main Street Accreditation

 Milledgeville, Georgia June 27, 2016 – The City of Milledgeville Main Street/ Downtown Development Authority Program has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach®.

“Once again, we are thrilled to recognize this year’s nationally accredited Main Street America communities for their outstanding work,” says Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “We are experiencing an exciting era for America’s cities and towns, with a growing recognition of the importance of strong local enterprise, distinctive character, engaged residents, and sense of place. These are things that Main Street America programs have been working to protect and advance for years, strengthening the economic, social, and cultural fabric of communities across the country.”

The organization’s performance is annually evaluated by the Georgia Main Street Program, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet ten performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking programmatic progress and actively preserving historic buildings.

As part of the annual assessment process, Milledgeville Main Street reports each month on the progress of the local program. According to the 2015 Community Impact Report, there were 133 promotional event held downtown, 12 building rehabilitation projects, 44 public improvement projects and a net of 7 new businesses opened!

Milledgeville Main Street/Downtown Development Authority’s mission is to inspire public and private investment in the revitalization, preservation, and promotion of the downtown business district in order to strengthen the economic base of Milledgeville-Baldwin County.

Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years with a network of more than 1,000 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have leveraged more than $65.6 billion in new public and private investment, generated 556,960 net new jobs and 126,476 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 260,000 buildings. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

February First Friday

February First Friday: Free Art 4 U

February First Friday: Free Art 4 U

February First Friday: Free Art 4U

Make it, hide it, find it, keep it. That is what the February First Friday is all about. Come downtown for Free Art 4U Milly. The First Friday committee has teamed up with the Georgia College Art Department to bring back another year of making, hiding, finding and keeping amazing local artwork.

Artists make and hide artwork throughout downtown Milledgeville then Milledgeville Main Street along with the artist will post clues on social media to give clues to the location of the hidden artwork. Clues will be posted on the Milledgeville First Friday Facebook page, Milledgeville First Friday Twitter page and the Milledgeville Main Street Instagram page using #FA4UMilly. Each social media outlet will have different clues posted. Art seekers can visit one or all of the social media outlets for clues to a variety of artwork!
Art will be hidden inside businesses, on sidewalks, in trees and anywhere else in downtown Milledgeville for visitors to find and take home. To distinguish between free art and a business’s merchandise, art pieces will have a Free Art 4U postcard attached.

The free, unique art pieces, created by Georgia College Art Department students and professors, are sure to be a hit this year. Hidden art will also be provided by local artists. Georgia College art classes will be making unique art pieces. Each class will be doing different projects.

Downtown businesses will be offering First Friday specials throughout the evening along with hidden free art! For more information about First Friday and the Free Art 4U movement contact Deana at the Milledgeville Main Street office, 478.414.4014 or visit Main Street on Facebook @MvilleMainSt

May First Friday: Cruise & Blues

May First 6: Cruise & Blues

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  • Classic Car Cruise-In by the Old Capital Car Club (parking lot next to the Post Office)
  • Allied Arts presents Turn Back the Hands of Time: Legendary Love Songs & The Men Who Made Them Famous (See details in section below)
  • Face painting by Lisa Marie Barry
  • Live Music by Fall Line Rambler, Charlie Adams, Jim Chapman & Nic Goodman
  • Rotary Club’s Peace Ceremony at the Peace Monument in front of the Courthouse an special guests Rotarians from Germany

Milledgeville Main Street wants to especially thank
our First Friday Sponsors:

GOLD
Arcadia Student Living
BRONZE
Century Bank & Trust
Computer Consultants of Milledgeville

MEDIA
Z97.7FM
PARTNERS
Allied Arts
Georgia College Chemistry Club
Old Capital Car Club

For more information about First Friday or for information on how to get involved contact the Main Street Office at 478.414.4014 or email Deana at dthornton@milledgevillega.us.

April First Friday

APRIL 1st : Sounds of Spring

April2016 - Sounds of Spring-01The birds and the sidewalks of downtown Milledgeville are singing with the Sounds of Springs. Among the things to enjoy, as the weather invites you to come outside, are live music, kids’ activities, spring shopping, sales and dining deals.

Tune in to the jams of Charlie Adams, Jim Chapman and Nic Goodman as they liven up South Wayne St. American singer/songwriter and Milledgeville native Scott Little will be playing live near Amici. Little has performed with well known names in music, some of whom are Eric Church, Jake Owen, Zac Brown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Chris Stapleton. Little is currently working on his 6th album and is also the current president of the Milledgeville Jaycees.

Allied Arts presents an outdoor concert of the David Gerald Band at the Black Heritage Plaza, between the historic Allen’s Market building and the Milledgeville Police Department beginning at 7:30pm. David Gerald is the son of Mississippi born and raised parents who grew up to the sounds of Blues and R&B music. Seating is in the Plaza courtyard and bringing a lawn chair is recommended as bench seating is limited. The concert is free and open to the public. *In the event of rain, the concert will be moved indoors at the adjoining Allen’s Market building.

Face painting favorite Lisa Marie Barry is back to brighten kiddos’ faces with a variety of designs from which to choose. The Georgia College Chemistry Club’s Kids Corner will kick up the science fun with an educational activity designed to delight and inspire. Delta Sigma Theta has an interactive activity to raise awareness of community & nation-wide issues. The GC Ethics Class & Baldwin Co. Animal Shelter invite participants to decorate cookies and dog treats at their table for themselves & the community’s four-legged friends.

Stop by the Mary Vinson Memorial Library’s table to get an edge with info on the Spring Book Sale, upcoming on Saturday, April 2nd. Exchange Bank will host a coloring contest for the future Picasso’s & Monets and the Rotary Club extends an olive branch and activities to promote peace day.

Milledgeville Main Street wants to especially thank
our First Friday Sponsors:

GOLD
Arcadia Student Living
BRONZE
Century Bank & Trust
Computer Consultants of Milledgeville
MEDIA
Z97.7FM
PARTNER
Georgia College Chemistry Club

For more information about First Friday or for information on how to get involved contact the Main Street Office at 478.414.4014 or email Deana at dthornton@milledgevillega.us.

March First Friday

MARCH: Celebrating Our Roots
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Downtown Milledgeville exudes history, from the historic downtown buildings and the big oak trees, to the antebellum homes and the museums. The March 4th, “Celebrate our Roots” themed First Friday will be a time to explore Milledgeville’s rich history downtown from 6 to 8:00pm.

The First Friday Committee’s partnership with the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the museums will continue to offer FREE trolley rides to the museums for patrons to learn about Milledgeville history. While the Old Governor’s Mansion will NOT be open to the public due to a previous engagement, there will be a wide range of other past-year-favorite activities and lots of new to enjoy as well.Representatives from both Lockerly Arboretum and Andalusia Farm will also be present with information about upcoming events and information about their places in Milledgeville’s history.

Enjoy these explorations and more while at First Friday:

The Marlor Center Gallery, 201 North Wayne St.

  • “Peaceful Nature” exhibit of photographs by Lisa Wheeler
  • Self-guided architectural audio tour of the Marlor House for visitors with smart phones

Sallie Ellis Davis House

  • Historic Tour of the home of dedicated and passionate Baldwin County educator, Ms. Davis, who worked her entire career as a teacher and principal at the Eddy School and touched the lives of Baldwin County children
  • “Corey Barksdale: Painting Progress” exhibit featuring artwork of Atlanta-based artist Corey Barksdale and Baldwin County students & community members. Barksdale’s works often features vibrant colors and fluid movement applied in layers onto the canvas. Inspired by the works of Barksdale, the student exhibit pieces feature imagery from their surroundings.
  • The Old Capital Museum tours
  • Julie Eyerly, local musician and lead in Georgia College’s “Chicago” will be providing the musical entertainment for the evening.
  • Free Face Painting with Lisa Marie Barry
  • The Georgia College Chemistry Club Kids’ Corner with engaging, scientific learning activities
  • Eclectic encourages you to release your creativity at their painting party in the art garden. To see a picture of the painting and to sign up visit the Eclectic Facebook page or call Karen at 478.457.4993.

For more information about First Friday or for information on how to get involved contact the Main Street Office at 478.414.4014 or email Deana at dthornton@milledgevillega.us.

 

June First Friday: “Sand-sational” Fun

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JUNE FIRST FRIDAY: BEACH BASH & “SAND-SATIONAL” FUN!

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June 3: FIRST FRIDAY: BEACH BASH & “SAND-SATIONAL” FUN!

Downtown Milledgeville is going coastal! Kick off your summer with a Stay-cation…because we’re bringing the beach to you.

For First Friday downtown, June 3rd, 100 tons of sand will be dropped in the Post Office parking lot, so head downtown for a super fun beach party starting at 5pm. Bring your beach chair to relax while the kids enjoy beach toys, games, and more! Better yet, join in with the kiddos for some “Sand-sational” fun! Then, dig your toes in the sand and relax for a special showing of the Minions movie at dark. This event is entirely made possible by the generous donation of sand by Standard Sand & Silica Company, delivery by Fowler Flemister Concrete, Inc., the hard working City of Milledgeville maintenance crews, and our First Friday sponsors. These sponsors & partners deserve a huge thank you!

For more information on First Friday and how to be involved, contact Milledgeville Main Street at 478-414-4014 or mainstreetdesk@milledgevillega.us.

 

Check out the tons of fun in tons of sand we had at last year’s Beach Bash.

 

 

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