By Keisha Hines
Just in time for Spring Break, Complex Carnivores, a new series of exhibits at Zoo Atlanta, opened on Friday, April 1. The exhibits opened in tandem with the opening of a new ice cream outlet presented by Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Zoo Atlanta’s newest on-site partner.
Complex Carnivores will welcome an exciting assortment of fresh faces,… Continue reading
By Stuart Brady
On March 1 Clinton Raines Jr., an 18-year veteran with State Farm Insurance, acquired the building at 416 Flat Shoals Ave in East Atlanta Village south of the library. The building was built in 1962 for the Atlanta Home Loan Corporation, an insurance business that operated out of that facility for 30 years. In 1992, Steve Cook and Linton Cason, owners of C&M Office Equipment, Inc., bought the building and moved their business, which focused on repairing… Continue reading
By Ken Rose
Life is full. It keeps us busy. We get used to our daily, weekly, monthly, and annual schedules; and, before you know it, a decade has passed.
Recently, I was moving through my weekly schedule looking forward to my weekly respite at church. I’m a member at Martha Brown UMC, the church on Moreland Avenue that doesn’t really look like a church but more like Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. As is often the case on a beautiful Sunday… Continue reading
By Robert Whittington Titus, Ron Lall, and Elizabeth Dillon
What is ‘Bus Rapid Transit’ (BRT) and why could it play a major role in the transformation of Moreland Avenue?
As stated within the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) website, “BRT is an enhanced bus system that operates on bus lanes or other transit-ways in order to combine the flexibility of buses with the efficiency of rail. By doing so, BRT operates at faster speeds, provides greater service reliability and increased customer… Continue reading
By Jean Hallman
Ariel Turner will be teaching ballet at Dance 411 Summer Dance Camp for Kids starting in June. Turner joined Dance 411 in 2008 to intern and gain hands-on experience in the administration field of dance. She also desired for her little sister to begin dance classes. The passion to grow her job skills and see her sister grow in dance has… Continue reading
By Nancy Leighton
The 2008 Bond Issue provided finances for a new Atlanta Fulton County library in southeast Atlanta. This new branch will replace and combine the Georgia Hill Branch, the Carver Homes Branch, and the Thomasville Heights Satellite Branch. The Georgia Hill Branch is housed in the Georgia Hill community building owned by the city of Atlanta and cannot be expanded at that location. The Carver Homes Branch is housed in the John C. Birdine Community Center also owned… Continue reading
By Jill Seider
The 8th annual Brownwood Bike Rally & Run will be held on Saturday, May 14, in East Atlanta, from 8:00am to 2:00pm. The rally features bike races and a 5K run/walk for kids and adults on the streets and trails in and around Brownwood Park. The event also includes a bike… Continue reading
By Reid Tankersley
With everyone looking to trim budgets and be more eco-friendly these days, two South Atlanta women have joined forces to create a fresh new business to do just that. The concept is called a clothing swap and combines a cocktail party with a day of shopping and spa services. “The first clothing swap I ever hosted was a result of me having a post-baby body and wanting my friends to have my awesome wardrobe that no longer… Continue reading
By Janet-Zoe Kandakai
FitWit is the fit lifestyle. We know that trying to get in shape can be daunting, agonizing, and boring, but you do not have to face these obstacles alone. New FitWit Camps will be starting April 11 and go to May 20 to help you get in shape.
FitWit campers are members of a positive, challenging, and supportive community that helps individuals achieve their goals and gives them the tools they need to sustain a healthy and… Continue reading
By Penny Luck and David Jaffer
David and his brother Sulu Jaffer were enjoying breakfast in Midtown back in 2003 when they overheard fellow restaurant patrons complaining about the eyesore across the street. It was on that visit from their native California that the two discovered a new calling. They paid the bill for their meal and took a walk down the street to talk to the owner of the eyesore—a run-down market. They discovered that the owner was indeed… Continue reading