Chandler’s best kept secret on old Main Street

Press release

Deep in the heart of Chandler, near the railroad tracks crossing, off of South Broad Street/FM 315 S sits what many who have visited call ‘Chandler’s Best Kept Secret.’ What is the secret? It is the Old Main Street Station on West Main Street, directly behind What-A-Burger. A row of quaint little stores that include Rip’s BBQ, Stillwater Farm Market Store, Stillwater Dairy Shop, Daydream Attic and Generations Beauty Salon make up the Old Main Street Station.

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Chandler businesses join rock movement

Rocks painted by employees of Stillwater Farm Market, Stillwater Dairy Shop and Hula Shack are hidden around the property at 109 W. Main Street.

Press release

You may not have caught on yet, but those rocks you see painted with colorful pictures and messages of encouragement didn’t just get in that particular spot by chance.

Those rocks are called ‘kindness rocks.’ Citizens like you have picked up the idea that a good way to spread inspiration and kindness is through the sharing of rocks.

Yes, rocks. The Kindness Rocks Project was created to spread inspiration and a moment of kindness for unsuspecting recipients through random inspirational rocks dropped along the way. It began on the east coast near Cape Cod.

It has reached east Texas, and New Zealand and Germany and other European countries, and groups have started in Tyler and Chandler and Brownsboro.

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AEDC receives Economic Excellence recognition for second straight year

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For the second year in a row, the Athens Economic Development Corporation has been recognized for Economic Excellence by the Texas Economic Development Council. The 2016 recipients were announced last week at the TEDC’s Mid-Year Conference in Plano.

The objectives of the Economic Excellence Recognition Program are to provide recognition to economic development agencies that meet a threshold of professionalism, encourage professional staff membership and involvement in TEDC. AEDC was one of 33 communities recognized.

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CCL Chamber welcomes Lakehouse Outfitters

We did a ribbon cutting this week for new member, Lakehouse Outfitters, 5300 State Hwy. 198, Log Cabin. Cindy Batten, Interior Designer, is the owner. Her assistant and sales associate is Cheri Posey. This is an awesome retail and design store, featuring a design studio, Apparel, Furniture & Accessories, Vintage Signs, Vintage Finds, Repurposed items and more. Please drive out and check them out. In the meantime visit

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