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Flint RiverQuarium & Thronateeska Heritage Center Present Tricks & Treats in Downtown Albany

By   /  October 16, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Bring your little ghosts and goblins downtown for lots of spooky fun Friday, October 25, from 5-8 pm as the Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center team up to present Tricks and Treats. You’ll get twice the fun at just one price because an armband purchase at either location grants [...]

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Things to do Downtown this Week! –ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY HOMECOMING WEEK!

By   /  October 15, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet by Aaron Blair Tuesday, October 15th – 6pm Q&A for Ward 3 Commissioners Candidates: Cheryl Calhoun, BJ Fletcher, and Chris Pike (Ward 3 incumbent) at Our Daily Bread. If you live or work in Ward 3, and has questions for the candidates, please join in. If you are unsure of which ward you’re in, [...]

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Things to do Downtown this Week!

By   /  October 8, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Aaron Blair Wednesday, October 9th – 5pm Wine Down Wednesday at Chill Bar. Mix.Mingle.Unwind. Location: 242 W Broad Ave Thursday, October 10th – 9:30am Kids Fire Safety Day. Location: Albany Civic Center 100 East Oglethorpe Boulevard Cost: Free Contact: Albany Civic Center 229.430.5200 Thursday, October 10th – 10am Taco Truck Thursday at the Flint [...]

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Things to do Downtown this week!

By   /  August 27, 2013  /  Community, Lifestyle and Entertainment  /   Comments

Tweet by Aaron Blair Wednesday, August 28th – 10am Fundamentals of Working. Location: Candy Room, 125 Pine Ave 229.430.4189 http://www.gtpac.org . Trying to decide whether to sell to the government market? Interested in the government marketplace but not sure where to start? Need to know how to be considered a viable contractor by government buyers? [...]

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Aaron Blair: Things to do Downtown this week!

By   /  July 30, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet   Wednesday, July 31st – Noon 1st Annual Heritage Luncheon. Proceeds go to the Thronateeska Heritage Center Archives Department to support the care of our Collections. Cost: $10 lunch (Riverfront BBQ, Chips & Cookie). Please RSVP by July 29, 2013 229.432.6955. Location: Thronateeska Heritage Center, Chautauqua Room  Wednesday, July 31st – 5pm Wine Down [...]

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Hating Albany

By   /  March 11, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet I’m a negative guy.  Don’t believe me?  Just ask most of our city leaders.  Oh, they may be very polite and not say anything negative about me, but I doubt they would disagree with you if you ask them how negative I am.  Take a look around town, and you can see where I’m [...]

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Why I have a hard time with downtown efforts

By   /  February 21, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet There are some great things downtown, and Aaron Blair has done some good things as well.  Nothing I’m about to say have anything to do with Blair.  In fact, most of this stuff happened long, long before Blair.  In fact, a lot of it dates to my childhood.

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One to remain, another one gone

By   /  January 28, 2013  /  Business  /   Comments

Tweet Staff Reports After news broke earlier today that Riverfront Barbeque would remain downtown, it would be easy to feel that maybe things were starting to turn back around for downtown.  However, in an email to The Journal this evening, it was announced that another downtown business was shutting its doors for good.

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Blair and I have different definitions of success

By   /  January 18, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Aaron Blair thinks that downtown is on the brink of being a big success.  Unfortunately, it seems that Blair and I have a very, very different of success.

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Riverfront closing a bad sign for downtown

By   /  January 10, 2013  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Something smells in downtown Albany.  Yesterday, we could chalk it up to chemicals.  Today, not so much.  No, what stinks is apparently the likelihood for businesses to actually thrive downtown, despite all the money our city officials have poured down the black hole that downtown has become.

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