Mayor's Message: "Oh beautiful for spacious skies and amber waves of grain...". Anyone living in Athena does not have to use their imagination to understand that word picture! We are truly blessed to live in this little corner of America, aren't we? I hope you were able to get out and enjoy Hodaka or Caledonian Days - both uniquely Athena. I also hope you enjoyed the beautiful flags lining Main Street for the 4th of July holiday. Our own American Legion Post 130 does such a great job of getting them out for us all to enjoy throughout the year. If you are a veteran, please consider joining the group if you have not already. Also, anyone can donate to our local post to help out. Contact Eric Picard or Tim Kennedy to find out more about our local Post - 541-310-0771. Also – don’t you love the beautiful big flower planters all along Main Street? These are the volunteer work of Tracy King and Paula Babb – Wow! They add so much to our Main Street – please thank these awesome ladies  if you see them. They have had some trouble with vandalism of the plants, and would appreciate if everyone helps keep an eye on them.  Finally, please do continue to give us feedback on the website - we want it to be used! Best Regards...

GEM Theater Gets New Mural

In August of 1928, film director F.W. Murnau filmed the wheat harvest scenes of the Fox silent feature film "City Girl" in Thorn Hollow, five miles from the Gem.

The film used local harvesting crews and livestock.  We knew a lady whose husband was one of the farmhands and remembered visiting the filming.

The layout of our mural is based upon an original "City Girl" lobby card.  The images are local harvest scenes that were promotional images for the film.

The mural was produced and installed by John Sasser of Integrity Design and Copyworks, Walla Walla WA.

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Community Night Out

Save the Date - August 2nd - Community Night Out on Main Street!  Music, food, and all that. It will be fun - and even more fun if you are THERE!


Moon Landing Celebration

July 20, 2019 at 7:00pm: It's the 50th anniversary of the moon landing!  Come to the Athena Library to celebrate this special night with us.  Wear your 1969 best, watch the moon landing broadcast, and sample our 1969 treats.  Let's party like it's 1969 while remembering this historic event!

If you see these great citizens, please tell them congratulations!

Pool Is Open!

The Pool will be closing for the season on Friday August, 30th.   Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Open Swim: 1-5 pm every day, 

Parent Swim: M-Sa 5-6 pm 

Lap Swim: W-Th 6:30 pm

Water Aerobics M-Th 7-8 pm

Night Swim: Friday 7-9 pm 


Sign up for swim lesson by calling City Hall or email  They are offered in the mornings. 

The pool is open for private parties by contacting City Hall. 

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Caledonian Days

July 12, 13, 14th, 2019.

Come join us the 2nd weekend in July for our annual celebration of our Scottish heritage!  To get involved or find out details please email Sue Friese at: or 541-566-3880.