Athens locals and Ohio University students alike turn to Donkey Coffee and Espresso to not only get into a caffeinated overdrive, but also for a strong sense of a diverse community in Appalachia’s favorite college town.
On the weekends, Court Street can be so crowded that it’s often difficult to even walk down the sidewalk. But on some weeknights, the only people who can be found on this street are the few who have time to get drunk and those who have to take care of everyone who has time to get drunk.
For years, Passion Works Studio has allowed the people of Athens to express themselves in unconventional yet impactful ways. Since it’s conception, the people of Passion Works have provided artistic voices for some Athens residents who need it most.
This weekend, Nintendo released the trailer for the Nintendo Switch counsel. On Court Street, OU students share their thoughts on the system.
For the last month local artists, both townie and student have collaborated making puppets for the annual Honey for the Heart parade. This year the various projects had to work around the central theme of birds, with each project taking on a different interpretation. Each puppet is unique not only in look, but how it operates, what it’s materials, and overall theme itself. Honey for the Heart is done on a volunteer basis where even the artistically challenged can help. This week anyone can stop by to help finish the puppets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this week before the parade at 6 p.m. this Saturday at Central Venue on Carpenter Street.
Let’s face it, being a college student well sucks…especially when you’re in the middle of nowhere and the nearest “mall” has about three stores.
I was only exaggerating.
Don’t lose hope just yet, Court Street has plenty of places to shop and it ranges from small novelty stores to stores where you can purchase certain items we weren’t allowed to film.
Uptown Costumes, the name says it all. You’ll be able to find a large variety of not only costumes but also sweaters and posters. If you’re lucky enough you might run into Charlie, the owner’s dog. Be gentle, he’s an old boy.
Import House is a split into two sections, one side where you can take your parents other side where your mom questions whether or not she actually believes you’re using the money she gave you last month for textbooks. (It’s okay, your parents did the same thing in college.)
Artifacts has a lot of novelty items along with dresses and t-shirts. You’ll be able to find left-handed mugs for your obnoxious left-handed friend (me) and other handmade knick-knacks.
“I usually shop on Court Street after I get breakfast to cure my hangover. It’s a nice way to spend whatever is left of my afternoon,” said a student on Court Street who didn’t want their name used in case their parents were to ever Google them.
Join me as I dragged my boyfriend and a close friend around Court Street to look at things I don’t have room for but will sooner or later end up buying.
Passion Works Studios hosted a “fall fling” Saturday, October 22, for community members to mingle with Passion Works artists and celebrate the autumn season. The fling consisted of live music, free food, pumpkin decorating and more!
You may have to wait until the later months of the year for pumpkin-flavored delicacies, but the annual Pumpkin Show in Circleville, Ohio makes it worth the wait.
A tradition over 100-years-old, the Pumpkin Show brings a swarm of people into the sleepy Circleville town on the Scioto.
This video depicts some of the massive crowds from Saturday, Oct. 22nd, the busiest day of the show. As well as some of the enormous pumpkins and pumpkin towers, the delicious treats at the many vendors, and some household and clothing items for sale over the show’s four-day period.
Court Street holds a special place in the hearts of many Bobcats and the city of Athens. Something’s always happening on or nearby the street and I’ve selected three current Athens residents to talk a little about their experiences on the bricks. Here’s Alexis, Ben and Branner on some memories they tell at parties.
Waiting until the weekend before to buy a Halloween costume isn’t so bad when you can buy or rent one for a good price on Court Street.