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Jess Fritz laughs in a portrait at the Faerie Shrine, where she was married, at the Wisteria Event Site and Campground during the Summer Solstice 2021 festival, in Pomeroy, Ohio, on Thursday, June 17, 2021. "This is paradise on earth," said Fritz. "The more I've learned about it and the biodiversity here, I've realized it's a national treasure that people don't pay attention to." [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Appalachian Summer Solstice Celebrates Appalachian Heritage


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POMEROY, Ohio (WOUB) – This year’s celebration of the Appalachian Summer Solstice at Wisteria Event Site and Campground gave people the opportunity to take a short vacation from the hustle and bustle of life and return to their roots in nature. The four-day-long celebration featured nightly fires, live music, camping, and local food. But more than anything, it… Read More

The cast of “Shift Change”.

Appalachian Community Uses Theater To Reckon With Racism, COVID, And The Trauma Of 2020

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HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — George Floyd was murdered by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, a cold and faraway place from the vantage point of Harlan County, Kentucky. But the energy of that long, hot summer reached a group of Harlan high schoolers, and soon enough, this small, rural town was in the midst… Read More

People around Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Athens Celebrates First Juneteenth As A National Holiday

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — People in Athens gathered Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth, marking the day that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, were emancipated over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth celebrations have grown in the past year, said Dr. Tee Ford-Ahmed, an organizer of the free little library unveiling at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and… Read More

November Open House flier

November Open House


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Join us for our November Open House at ReUse on Union from 2-4pm on Saturday, November 9th. Our Upcycling Artist of the Month, Lanna Galloway will be at ReUse on Union showcasing all the amazing quilts and embroidered items she creates! She’ll be demoing how to bobbin draw (definition: using decoritive fibers in the bobbin… Read More

A quilt

Intro to Quilting


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Have you always wanted to learn how to quilt? Then come join one or join all in our series of beginner’s quilting classes at Athens Makerspace! Our talented instructor, Debbie Boggs, will guide you in turning scrap fabrics into a masterpiece to keep or give away. No prior quilting experience required. The pattern for this… Read More

Quilters, A Musical


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“Quilters” is set on the American Prairie of the 1890s. This all-female musical portrays an elderly mother and her nine daughters, who re-live a lifetime of memories of home, church, and community, all through the creation of quilt blocks in a family Legacy Quilt.

Quilters, A Musical


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“Quilters” is set on the American Prairie of the 1890s. This all-female musical portrays an elderly mother and her nine daughters, who re-live a lifetime of memories of home, church, and community, all through the creation of quilt blocks in a family Legacy Quilt.

Quilters, A Musical


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“Quilters” is set on the American Prairie of the 1890s. This all-female musical portrays an elderly mother and her nine daughters, who re-live a lifetime of memories of home, church, and community, all through the creation of quilt blocks in a family Legacy Quilt.

Quilters, A Musical


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“Quilters” is set on the American Prairie of the 1890’s. This all-female musical portrays an elderly mother and her nine daughters, who re-live a lifetime of memories of home, church, and community, all through the creation of quilt blocks in a family Legacy Quilt.

Quilters, A Musical


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“Quilters” is set on the American Prairie of the 1890’s. This all-female musical portrays an elderly mother and her nine daughters, who re-live a lifetime of memories of home, church, and community, all through the creation of quilt blocks in a family Legacy Quilt.

Athens County Community Singers, “a choir for all voices” Sacred Music Concert


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The Athens County Community Singers, (ACCS) “a choir for all voices” is presenting a Sacred Music Concert at Christ Community Wesleyan Church on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.  Selections include hymns, spirituals, praise songs and audience sing-a-longs that the entire family will enjoy!  This event is free and open to the public, but… Read More