Thursday, February 08, 2007

Ironic that as Franklin makes moves to spend money make its downtown less pedestrian friendly by making the traffic islands narrower to allow bigger faster trucks through the downtown, Meadville is taking steps (including public art projects) to make their downtown more pedestrian friendly. Which town is going through a downtown Renaissance? Oh it would be rude to say, but sometimes, as my dear old babushka used to say, if you can't do something nice with Community Block Development funds, sometimes it's better to do nothing at all...

The News Herald highlights tomorrow's Franklin on Ice festival. Ice Carving starts at 9:30 am and goes until 3 pm in Fountain Park. Don't forget to post your photos.

Brothers is the next film in the Venango Campus series:
Michael has everything under control: a successful military career, a beautiful wife and two daughters. His younger brother Jannik is a drifter, living on the edge of the law. When Michael is sent to Afghanistan on a UN mission the balance between the two brothers changes forever. Michael is missing in action - presumed dead - and Sarah is comforted by Jannik, who against all odds shows himself capable of taking responsibility for both himself and the family. It soon becomes clear that their feelings have developed beyond mutual sympathy. When Michael comes home, traumatized by being held prisoner in the mountains of Afghanistan, nothing is the same...
Film starts at 7:30 at Rhoades Auditorium and is free.

Former Linesville residents have been nominated for a Grammy.
The Pittsburgh Post Gazette profiles the Pittsburgh Beer Society...

Pittsburgh is attempting to link some its cultural attractions in a plan called "The Charm Bracelet":
The concept is to connect destinations -- among them, the Children's Museum, Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Science Center, National Aviary, Mattress Factory, New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Commons park and sports stadiums -- in a way that positions the North Side as the city's "family district," just as Downtown's theaters and galleries are grouped as the Cultural District.

The Museum for African Art finally has a permanent home.

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