April 5, 2018 10:35:59 AM
A new children's day care is opening in Columbus.
Ken Wiegel, Columbus city building official, said Angela's Care and Learning Center was tentatively approved for a business license upon the completion of building inspections.
The day care is located at 528 Alabama St., where Sal's Childcare and Learning Center once operated.
Angela Sykes, the owner of the learning center, currently operates a separate location at 190 Lehmberg Road, which is open Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Also in Columbus, Brooks Eye Center and Optical has been renovated.
In addition to the interior renovations, the optical center now offers an expanded gallery of frames, sunglasses and accessories.
The center will host a grand re-opening on April 17 that includes door prizes and gift certificates.
Brooks Eye Center is located at 3545 Bluecutt Road and open every Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Moving to Starkville, the city's first strings instrument school has opened its doors.
Starkville Strings School, which opened last week on North Jackson Street, right by the Your Extra Closet storage units, is a preparatory school that offers stringed instruments training to K-12 students.
Currently, the school offers private lessons and chamber music, with plans to start a youth orchestra in the near future.
Private lessons usually run for 30 minutes with a student practicing the violin, viola or cello, and chamber music consists of music performed by multiple players.
The owner and founder of Starkville Strings, Shandy Phillips, is a Starkville native who received a bachelor's degree from The Juillard School and a master's from The Boston Conservatory.
For more information on private lesson pricing call 662-323-6005 or email [email protected]
There is also an online enrollment option at starkvillestringsschool.org.
The Starkville Community Market is scheduled to start this week.
It will run every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoon until August on the corner of Lampkin and Russell streets, featuring a variety of local vendors including locally grown food and produce, and local art. The set hours are Tuesday and Thursday 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
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