MONTGOMERY - On Tuesday, officials from LEAD Academy were joined by officials from the Montgomery Area Association of Realtors to receive a donation of $200,000 and announce a strategic partnership between the two organizations.
"We are are so thankful to the Board and all the members at the Montgomery Area Association of Realtors for this very generous gift," said Charlotte Meadows, chair of the LEAD Academy Board. "MAAR is an organization that is dedicated to helping improve our community and we are excited to join with them in this goal."
A $12.5 million project is underway to build a senior living center on the former campus of Saint James School in Montgomery.
Crews are demolishing an old gym at 2005 N. Country Club Drive to make way for the new development. The campus off Carter Hill Road in midtown was used by the school starting in the 1970s before Saint James moved to its current location on Vaughn Road.
“There’s an aging population of seniors. We saw a need for affordable housing there,” said Tom Champion, an executive with co-developer Gulf Coast Housing Partnership.
Called Country Club Estates, the project will feature 62 units of “affordable independent living” for people 55 and older, spread over a 67,000-square-foot, two-story building.
In Montgomery County, 800 rural acres will soon be home to a massive 350,000-panel solar array.
The project, a partnership between local utility company Alabama Municipal Electric Authority and Lightsource BP, will bring a large-scale, utility-sized solar development to the River Region. Utility leaders say several recent factors have made solar power a realistic energy source, and they expect others to follow suit shortly.
The Montgomery Biscuits new ownership group, led by Lou DiBella, is officially underway and they are celebrating their arrival in Montgomery with a BANG! From Thursday, June 22 thru Sunday, June 25, the Biscuits will be putting on 4 exciting shows for their fans as part of a Grand Re-Opening Weekend.
Military Families - Enjoy the Montgomery Zoo
Military Appreciation Day at the Montgomery Zoo: FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL (RETIRED AND ACTIVE DUTY) AND THEIR DEPENDENT FAMILY MEMBERS. All military personnel and their dependent family members receive FREE admission to the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum. Food, drinks and refreshments are also provided. There will be speakers and presentations made from representatives of Maxwell Air Force Base, the City of Montgomery and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Thank you for proudly serving and protecting our nation. Please provide valid military identification for entry.