Brick Streets and Back Roads

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The 25 Gifts of Athens County

It’s the most magnificent, magical time of the year! Make a day, night or weekend of shopping for those perfect gifts for everyone on your list, in Athens County. From the traditional to the fun and funky and uniquely Athenian, this annual series of gift ideas will get you started on your quest to fill View

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Ohio University Dads Weekend 2016: What To Do, Eat & See

The annual Dads Weekend welcomes crowds of excited fathers back to Ohio University. The streets of Athens experience waves of cheering dads, some visiting for their first time—others returning with open arms to their alma mater. Dad’s Weekend activities and events satisfy even the most restless of fathers. We provided a collection of what to View

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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Athens

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Komen Race for the Cure Athens will celebrate breast cancer survivors, honor those who have lost their battle, and raise funds to fight breast cancer right here in Athens County.

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7 Things OU Alums Must Do at Homecoming

Whether this year marks your first homecoming as an alum, or you’ve been revisiting Athens for so many years that you’ve lost count, here are seven must-dos for alums returning to our beloved town.

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The 2016 Ohio Brew Week Beer & Cider Trail

Athens has become quite a craft beer & spirit destination. Now you have a chance to see why! The Athens Beer & Cider Trail tour is Tuesday, July 16, during Ohio Brew Week from 12:30-7:30 pm. Walk, bike, cab, or bus your way around this most delicious craft brew trail to celebrate the opening weekend of Ohio Brew Week! View

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A girls guide to Ohio Brew Week

Ohio Brew Week = Best week of the summer! So much to do, in addition to the brews. Grab your gals and see why this could be one of the best girl trips of the summer!

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Ohio Brew Week 2016 Preview

Ohio breweries will take over the taps in Athens from July 15-23 during the 11th annual Ohio Brew Week, a nine-day celebration of Ohio beers. Get here and fest on!

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Adios Athens: An OU Senior Sendoff

A letter to my soon-to-be alma mater and the city that defined it, As a graduating senior, I can’t help but look back on my time spent here with you. There were numerous visits planned, but after my very first trip, I knew there was no other place quite as unique and fitting as you. View

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Celebrate Easter in Athens

  It’s hard to imagine a better way to explore the hills of Athens County than by hunting Easter eggs with your family. If you’re in search of some “egg-cellent” Eastertime activities, this guide has you covered. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny | March 19, 8:30am-10:30am. A pancake breakfast is the perfect way to carb-load before a View

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5 Can’t Miss Events In Athens This Week

Grab all the friends and family you can muster for another exciting week of community-filled fun in Athens County! There’s an art auction at the Dairy Barn that will secure local artist support for years to come and Ohio University’s 10th Annual Art Extravaganza, showcasing the next generation of young artists. St. Patrick’s Day is on View

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This Week in Athens: 6 Must See Events

Take a look at what Athens has to offer you this week, whether it’s a great performance or an opportunity to help the community, Athens has an abundance of fun-filled events.

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A Day at the Museums in Athens

If you find yourself visiting Athens County on a gray, rainy or snowy day, head indoors at a museum, where there’s plenty to do, see and explore.

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Athens Aglow with Twinkling Lights

we head our way toward the heart of the holiday season with the locations of the best and brightest holiday light shows around Athens County. The good cheer and joy that accompanies the cold weather also brings out the best in decorative lighting. There’s several can’t-miss festive displays found throughout Athens. Here’s where to find them

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Shop Local for the Holidays

Seasonal shopping options are found all over Athens County, have you stopped in any of the local businesses to look for that meaningful gift destined to bring a smile to your loved ones?

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The 2015 Edition of The 25 Gifts of Athens County

It’s the most magnificent, magical time of the year! Make a day (and night!) of shopping for those perfect gifts for everyone on your list, in Athens County. From the traditional to the fun and funky and uniquely Athenian, this series of gift ideas will get you started on your quest to fill the stockings View

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Dads’ Weekend 2015: Where To Find Your Fun

Ohio University is welcoming their crowd of adoring fathers for their annual OU Dad’s Weekend. The streets of Athens will once again experience waves of cheering dads, some visiting for their first time and many others returning with open arms to their alma mater.

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8 Things OU Alums Must Do at Homecoming

Whether this year marks your first homecoming as an alum, or you’ve been revisiting Athens for so many years that you’ve lost count, these 8 places are must-sees when returning to our beloved town.

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7 Nifty Burritos Built to Satisfy

Visit Athens, Ohio to experience a fully immersive and unique culinary experience by tasting the very best in locally grown and sourced ingredients. The distance between Southeast Ohio and Mexico is vast, but Athenians don’t let the distance stop them from filling up on their favorite burritos, and authentic Mexican and South American-inspired meals. There’s no end to the one-of-a-kind twists on burritos that’s only found here in Athens, Ohio.

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The Ohio Pawpaw Festival: 6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know

The 17th annual Ohio Pawpaw Festival is next weekend (Sept. 11-13) at Lake Snowden in Albany. The three-day festival celebrates the pawpaw, Ohio’s official native fruit. Never tasted a pawpaw? It has a creamy texture and a tropical flavor; similar to a mango. Here are six fun facts about things to do and see at View

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How to Hit the Bricks for Ohio University’s Homecoming 2015

We’re almost as excited as you are for your return to your home away from home! Whether you’re an alumni making the trek back for the first time in years, or a seasoned homecoming veteran, there’s new changes all across campus to see. In recent years, the university has phased in new residence halls across South Green with the newest and most innovative dorm complex located across from the Ping Center.

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Athens Music Scene Comes Alive with These 7 Great Venues & Events

It’s no secret that you’re able to find a wide variety of musical talents hidden throughout the coffee shops and bars that line Court Street. Athens provides musicians with a supportive environment that fosters experimentation and grass-roots song writing that, as a close-knit community, we all love and enjoy. The locality of many singers and View

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Get to Know the Pawpaw King

Chris Chmiel has elevated the pawpaw from its humble origins to an important native fruit whose tropical flavors are worth bringing back into the kitchen.

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7 Ways to Spend the Dog Days of Summer

Parade of the Hills is an annual festival in Nelsonville, Ohio that celebrates the rich Appalachian culture of the region and showcases the strength of the community in both Nelsonville and Athens. It’s the star(brick) attraction for many in the area with several new events returning after years in hiatus.

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Time to Think Outside the Box

  In May of 2013, the City of Athens launched a community design project affectionately referred to as The Essence of Athens.  Created to accompany the City’s Comprehensive Plan approved in 2004, The Essence of Athens seeks to ensure that the built environment of our city reflects the key elements of what makes Athens, well, Athens.  For View

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Athens 101: A Guide for New Students and Parents

For students and parents alike, the move to Athens to start Ohio University in the fall can be both exciting and a bit overwhelming. Here are six things incoming Bobcats and parents might not know about students’ new home away from home: Uptown Athens is the center of the action. Step off of Ohio University’s View

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7 Cool Drinks to Wash Away the Heat

Athens is a foodie’s mecca with dozens of restaurants and shops eating up the locavore movement almost as much as visitors and students do. With our wide variety of food choices comes an equally large list of specialty drinks and smoothies perfect for cooling down and relaxing during the waning days of summer.

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7 Events That Make the Athens County Family a-Fair

This week the Athens County Fair rolls into town and between the mountains of cotton candy that’re going to be eaten, and the guttural roars expected from the various tractor pulls, we’re sure fired up for a thrilling week of fun and entertainment that’s farm friendly.

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4 Fun Things to See and Do in Nelsonville

Just 13 miles down the Hocking River from Uptown Athens, the small town of Nelsonville is rich in history and beauty. Nelsonville is the Star of the Hocking Hills Region and is a truly unique community, with a historic downtown and a vibrant local arts and music scene. Nelsonville is home to Hocking College, a View

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4 Outdoor Escapes in Athens’ Backyard

The summer months are full of chirping birds and insects that buzz from ear to ear. The trees are in mid season and full of lush green growth signifying a successful resurgence to their full potential. Athens remains a twinkling star in the eyes of outdoor adventurers and with dozens of walking trails zig-zagging their way through the rolling hills of Appalachia.

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4 Tips for Having the Best Quilt National Experience

Quilt National is a biannual competition and exhibit featuring juried art quilts from around the world. It’s held every two years at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, a former dairy barn turned key cultural arts center on Southeast Ohio. The 2015 Quilt National is the nineteenth show and the Dairy Barn is the only place View

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Nick’s Nifty 7 Must-See Events| Week of July 20th

If you’re from Athens County or taking the time to visit then you’ll want to take part in these 7 exciting events! Events are updated on a weekly basis. Check back next week for more unique listings you won’t find anywhere else.

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Nick’s Nifty 7 Must-See Events| Week of July 13th

Regardless of whether you’re a food groupie, a space fanatic, a craft beer connoisseur, or a family of four, I’ve scoured through a collection of the latest and greatest events in Athens this week to allow you more time to live what you love. My suggestions come from opportunities that uniquely define Athens County as View

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