Buzz: Rome awarded historic preservation grant for Fairview School. Free outdoor movie at Ridge Ferry Aug. 11. NAMI hosting ‘Mind, Body and Soul’ conference.

Buzz: Rome awarded historic preservation grant for Fairview School. Free outdoor movie at Ridge Ferry Aug. 11. NAMI hosting ‘Mind, Body and Soul’ conference.

The old Fairview School under preservation. (From GA Historic Register)

Rome is one of 7 Georgia municipalities selected to receive federal subgrants to support historic preservation activities. The City of Rome was awarded $23,000 for the stabilization of The Fairview School through the 2017 Historic Preservation Fund grant provided through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service. Other cities awarded grants including Atlanta, Hampton, Toccoa, Avondale Estates, Dublin and Roswell.  HPF grant funds may be used for a variety of other preservation activities, including archaeological surveys, design guidelines, educational/promotional/tourism activities, and publications.

Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation will be having their free outdoor movie at Ridge Ferry Park on August 11. The event will be car-themed to go with the movie Cars. The movie will begin at dark. The park will be open to the public at 6 pm for food and fun including food trucks Bonez & Gristles, Don Neo, Three Rivers BBQ, Kona Ice and Runnin Wild Catering. There will also be face painting, inflatables and a photo booth. The last free outdoor movie of the season will be Sept. 23.

To celebrate Minority Mental Health Month, NAMI Rome is partnering with local nonprofit A Liberated Mind Alliance (ALMA) Inc. for a one-day wellness conference and forum entitled “Mind, Body and Soul 2017″, focusing on people of color. The free event will be Saturday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Russell Family Life Center, 935 Spider Webb Dr., Rome. Event includes breakfast, lunch, a community forum, vendor fair and workshops.  Registration is required. Click here for more info
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