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Frontiers in Writing

- 2009-07-27 10:43:54

The Panhandle Professional Writers and Amarillo College presented this year’s conference on June 5th and 6th with a focus on writing creative nonfiction. The two-day event at Amarillo College offered workshops taught by more than a dozen Panhandle area nonfiction authors. The keynote speaker at the conference banquet was Lee Gutkind, the founding editor of Creative Nonfiction and prize-winning author or editor of more than a dozen books. (Photos by Donna Alexander)
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Relay for Life

- 2009-07-27 10:38:03

2009 marks the 25th year of the annual Relay for Life event nationwide. The Relay gives participants the chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer and survived and remember loved ones they’ve lost. Amarillo’s Relay was held on June 12th at the Dilla Villa. Relay teams spend the night camped around the track while team members take turns walking or running around the track throughout the night. (Photos by Donna Alexander
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Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Summer Fiesta

- 2009-07-24 17:23:24

The 2nd annual Summer Fiesta was held on June 25th on the grounds of the Chamber. The event was sponsored by Artic Glacier, Budweiser, Chambers Electric, Coca-Cola, Coors, Glazer’s, Mayfield Paper Company, Miller Lite, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Waster Wranglers and the Chamber to provide people the opportunity to network with local business owners. Over 15 restaurants and vendors provided food and drinks. The band Global Nomads entertained guests with live music throughout the evening. (photos by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography)
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Fisk Building Construction Kick-Off

- 2009-07-24 17:19:25

Sperry Van Ness/McCartt and Associates and Newcrest Management LLC hosted a jazz concert and barbecue on June 26th to celebrate the kick-off of construction on the Courtyard by Marriott in the Fisk Building at 724 S. Polk Street. The new Courtyard is expected to open in the summer of 2010. Guests were entertained by Patrick Swindell and Pizzaz while eating their fill of barbecue catered by Desperado’s.
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