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City To Crack Down On Off-Campus Parking

DSCF1139Your days of convenient parking off campus are numbered, as The City of Marietta is planning new legislation to help residents park near their homes.

According to the Marietta Times, residents around the College have been complaining about students, faculty, and staff members taking up parking spots near their home.  After looking for a solution, they are planning to implement a residential parking pass system for areas around campus.  According to that plan, residents would be guaranteed a spot during specific periods of time with that pass, while others could park outside of that time.

Tom Perry, the College’s public relations director, mentions in the article that campus has plenty of parking for all of its pass holders.

But while parking is plentiful, it is typically in places where people do not want to hike.  Examples would be Mills Hall professors that might have to park in the lot near the Physician’s Assistant training facility.

Marietta students can get parking much cheaper than many other schools.  When I was at The University Akron (briefly) it cost around $180 for a parking pass, and there was typically only one parking spot for every three passes (that may be an exaggeration, but it’s what it felt like).  These numbers are different now, mostly because transportation costs and parking passes are covered in student fees for every student.   Here at Marietta, though, you can buy a parking pass, and be guaranteed a spot on campus somewhere, for $45.

Now, your immediate parking concerns should not be worried, as the proposal is nowhere near completion.  Residents are working with the council to modify legislation used in Oxford, OH for  parking spots near Miami of Ohio University, and they are not expected to present the finalized ordinance to all residents in the block until December.

We’ll follow-up this afternoon with more coverage and student reaction, hopefully.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Categories: Campus, Marietta, Off Campus, Students

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Music in the Area

Another week, and another update.  No concerts tonight, but check out Dave Matthews Band at Blossom tomorrow night, or the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival coming to both Akron and the Burgh.

Blossom – Wednesday, July 29th
Dave Matthews Band

TWC – Wednesday, July 29th
Incubus with The Duke Spirit

HOB – Wednesday, July 29th
Sugar Ray with Fastball

PG – Thursday, July 30th
Lil’ Wayne

LCP – Thursday, July 30th
The Doobie Brothers

Blossom – Friday, July 31st
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Bullet for my Valentine, Cannibal Corpse, Trivium, Job for a Cowboy, GodForbid, Behemoth, All That Remains, WhiteChapel, and Mushroomhead)

PG – Saturday, August 1st
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival (Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Bullet for my Valentine, Cannibal Corpse, Trivium, Job for a Cowboy, GodForbid, Behemoth, All That Remains, WhiteChapel, and Mushroomhead)

Nautica – Saturday, August 1st
John Legend

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Categories: Music, Off Campus

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Fourth of July in Marietta

As our nation’s birthday approaches, here is a list of what those still in the ‘Etta can do this weekend.

July 3rd – 15th Annual Red, White, and Blues Festival – 6 to 10 PM – Music starts at 7 PM
Taking place at the Lafayette Hotel, there will be plenty of “blues, brews, and BBQ’s” to go around. $5 dollar admission to get in.  Bring your own chairs, but not your own coolers, mmkay?

July 4th – 5th Annual Marietta Wing Thing – 6 to 9 PM
For those that enjoyed the Rockin’ Rib Fest that happens before Sternwheeler, this stands to be just as good (if not better).  Also happening at the Lafayette Hotel parking lot, several local and out-of-town restaurants compete for several awards (and your taste buds).  Admission is listed as being $10 on the Marietta Times website, or $5 plus cost of wing tickets on the Marietta CVB site.  Also, there will be a wing-eating contest for those brave souls that want to tempt fate.

July 4th – Marietta Fireworks – 10 PM
Dodging all possible reason, you’ll have to head to the Washington County Fairgrounds to enjoy 4th of July fireworks.  Why they arn’t having them at the levy, where the Wing Thing is basically happening, I don’t know.  But if you want to see fireworks, it’ll cost you $5 for the “best seats to see the fireworks” in the Fairgrounds Grandstands.

P.S.  For those of you in Akron, the Rib, White, and Blue festival is shaping up to be pretty good.  There’s a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band in town tonight, and good ribs and food the rest of the weekend, leading up to the big fireworks show Saturday night.  There may be a $5 admission fee sometime throughout the festival, so be ready for it.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, July 2, 2009

Categories: Events, Marietta, Off Campus

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Area Concerts This Week

081908_1847[00]This week there are a couple concerts that are coming to the area.

For those of you in Columbus tonight, head over to Lifestyles Pavilion for Counting Crows and Augustana.

In the Cleveland/Akron/Canton locale?  No Doubt and Paramore are playing at Blossom tonight.

The Fray and Jack’s Mannequin will be playing with Richard Swift at the Time Warner Cable Amphitheater on July 1st.

For information on these concerts and more, check out the Regional Concert Guide, which has listings for 69 concerts at 13 venues in Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh, and Charleston.

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Posted by    Date: Monday, June 29, 2009

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Regional Concert Guide Now Live!

Check out our new Regional Concert Guide for information about all the big concerts within 3 hours of Marietta.  We have compiled a list that includes 69 concerts at 13 venues, so check it out!

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Posted by    Date: Friday, June 26, 2009

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