Tag Archives: Valdosta Main Street

5PM Tuesday: Central Valdosta Development Authority @ CVDA 2014-07-22

No idea what this is about, piled onto an evening already full of meetings. CVDA published today, picked up by AP and VDT.

There will be a special called meeting of the Central Valdosta Development Authority (CVDA) Board of Directors at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22. The meeting will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room in the City Hall Annex, located at 300 N. Lee Street.

Please contact the Valdosta Main Street Office at (229) 259-3577 if you have any questions in regard to this information.

What is that board, anyway? According to the City of Valdosta: Continue reading

Valdosta Farm Days this morning at the historic Lowndes County Courthouse

9AM to 1PM today! Valdosta Main Street is even advertising Valdosta Farm Days in Jacksonville.com:

Downtown Valdosta Farm Days, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Lowndes County Courthouse Square, 100 E. Central Ave., Valdosta. Features a farmers’ market, arts and crafts and educational information on eating local, nutrition and food choices. Event is the first and third Saturdays May through September. (229) 259-3577 or ehill@valdostacity.com.

That’s the same historic Lowndes County Courthouse of the Preservation Committee meetings: Continue reading

Brown Bag Lunch Concerts: last day today

Valdosta Main Street has a Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series all this week, last day today.

Downtown Valdosta fills with live music during lunchtime in May for the week-long Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series. The free concerts take place from 11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. on the Lowndes County Courthouse Lawn with lunches being sold by downtown restaurants. Bring your friends and family to this free community event and seeing what downtown Valdosta has to offer.

There you’ll also see some of your favorite candidates for local political office. Continue reading

Cancelled: Valdosta City Council this week @ VCC 2013-09-19

According to In the City this Week, Sept. 16-21

The Valdosta City Council meeting = scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19 has been canceled. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for Oct. 10. The Mayor and Council look forward to seeing you there. Click here for information about Mayor and Council meetings.

I guess you’ll have to get your entertainment elsewhere downtown this week. From that same newsletter: Continue reading

VHS Jazz Band @ Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series 2012-05-07

Gretchen went to Tuesday's Brown Bag Lunch and saw a lot of happy lunchers listening to the VHS Jazz Ensemble.

Here's a video playlist:

VHS Jazz Band @ Brown Bag Lunch Concert Series, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 7 May 2012.
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE).


Expert says Valdosta lags behind Thomasville in Internet speed for business

Let’s leapfrog Thomasville in the 21st century equivalent of roads, rail, and airports: Internet speeds!

Here’s another point from Chris Miller at the 2011 Economic Summit, according to the VDT story by Dawn Castro 18 May 2011, :

“Thomasville didn’t have hi-speed internet, so the process of moving products quickly was not possible,” he said, “With Rose Net hi-speed broadband, it is now able to work 25 times faster. That one simple step boosted economic product growth, and as we all know, the technical industry creates a wage growth path.”

Georgia Internet Speed Results by www.speedmatters.org

So if the Chamber wants, as it says, knowledge-based businesses and jobs, Continue reading

Being proactive —Gretchen Quarterman

At the Lowndes County Commission work session on Monday morning, County Manager Joe Pritchard distributed a map to the Commissioners from the Valdosta Main Street Manager, Amanda Peacock, detailing a proposal for a Farmer’s Market on the sidewalk of the old County Courthouse.
proactive: serving to prepare for, intervene in, or control an expected occurrence or situation; anticipatory

Lowndes County Commission work session, 12 April 2011, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia.
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.

While apparently supportive of the initiative, the process could have Continue reading