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Stitching for others

Susan Kirkland was a bit of a late bloomer. She took ninth grade home economics as a senior in high school. Though her grandmother was a great seamstress and taught her some basic techniques, Kirkland’s love of sewing didn’t come into full flower until her late teens. She’s been sewing ever since and she’s eager to pass her love along to youngsters.

By: Amanda Karioth Thompson, COCA | July 18, 2018

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Wood’s passion for art set SAIL on successful course

also: Are You Smarter Than a Kindergarten Art Student? COCA Notes from Tallahassee Democrat's TLH Magazineby Randi Atwood10/3/10 In 1975, 22-year-old Rosanne Wood, a first year teacher at Leon High School, came to teach art for the summer at the newly-formed Alternative Learning Center (ALC)....

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Blacksmith has many irons in the fire

also: Are You Smarter Than a Fifth-Grade Dance Student? COCA Notes from Tallahassee Democrat's TLH Magazineby Randi Atwood9/26/10 Tallahassee native Will Manning, 26, has been a full-time blacksmith for almost two years. He had originally studied sound design, and was considering attending school for music,...

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Eclectic choreographer blends hip-hop, humor

also: Are you smarter than a fourth-grade art student? COCA Notes from Tallahassee Democrat's TLH Magazineby Randi Atwood9/19/10 Miami-based Cuban-American choreographer Rosie Herrera has acted in Latin cabarets, been a dancer for MTV and major rap artists, and performed with a host of professional...

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Tallahassee Selected as LivCom Finalist

The City of Tallahassee is one of the top 40 Cities in the World, as determined by the International Awards for Livable Communities (LivCom Awards). In addition, we have been named as one of the 8 international finalists in our population category for a Whole City Award....

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Join us for Tallahassee's Arts in Education Week Announcement

Wednesday, September 15; 4:00pm at City Hall (300 S. Adams Street) Mayor John Marks will present Leon County School Board member, Dee Dee Rasmussen with a proclamation during the City Commission meeting designating the second week in September as Arts in Education Week in Tallahassee. Inspired by...

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Photographer finds beauty in extreme close-ups

also: Are you smarter than a 10th-grade art student? COCA Notes from Tallahassee Democrat's TLH Magazineby Randi Atwood9/12/10 By day, Marguerite Foxon is a performance improvement consultant. Translation: She helps businesses and nonprofit organizations improve their levels of productivity. Often, this involves getting employees...