The Porch Press depends on a team of dedicated volunteers to assist in putting the paper together each month. Additional volunteers with either proofreading or layout skills are alays welcome.
Our proofreading night is held at 6:30pm on the first Monday of the month. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Coordinating Editor Stephanie Fretwell-Hill at or 207-216-0462.
Layout night is held at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month following proofreading night. Volunteers with… Continue reading
The Porch Press accepts and encourages personal and business advertisements without prejudice, advertisements appearing in this publication are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the editorial board.
Advertising sizes and rates are as follows:
WIDTH BY HEIGHT (INCLUDES BORDER)
|Full Page||$504.00||10 inches x 14 inches|
|Half Page||$252.00||4.875 inches x 14 inches (vertical)
10 inches x 7 inches (horizontal)
|Quarter Page||$126.00||4.875 inches x 7 inches|
|Eighth Page||$63.00||4.875 inches x 3.5… Continue reading|
We deliver copies of The Porch Press free of charge to residential addresses in our disbribution area. If you are located in either the Grant Park, East Atlanta, Ormewood Park, or SAND neighborhoods, you are welcome to contact Gene Strickland at 404-373-3130 to arrange to have your copy delivered to your address each month.
You can also pick up a copy of The Porch Press in boxes at various locations throughout our distribution area. Boxes are currently at the following… Continue reading
The Porch Press is distributed to over 7,000 residences in Southeast Atlanta. Articles printed in this newspaper do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editorial board or the sponsoring neighborhood associations.
The Porch Press accepts and encourages articles, photos and letters from its readership. All articles are subject to editing for style and space requirements. All articles and letters must include the author’s name and phone number for verification. Written opinion and position statements by the author will be… Continue reading
By Lewis Cartee
The Neighborhood Fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has awarded a grant to the East Atlanta Village (EAV) Farmers Market. For 20 years, the Neighborhood Fund has supported grassroots, community-based projects throughout the region. The “sign toppers” in East Atlanta are one example of the Fund’s investment in East Atlanta.
This month, the EAV Farmers Market received $6,500 to increase community access to the market and improve the new market location at 561 Flat Shoals… Continue reading
By Jean Hallman
Dance 411 Studio’s entry in the Walt Disney Studios Step Up 3D Dance Dub Contest finished in second place. The contest was used to promote the release of the 2010 Step Up 3D film. Video entries were posted online where fans were encouraged to vote for their favorite. The Dance 411 Studios submission received over 56,000 views and lost to a studio in Miami by only a few hundred votes.
The 411 entry was directed by Mike… Continue reading
By David Ringstrom
The Grant Park Pool will open for the season on Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day). The pool will remain open through September 5, 2009 (Labor Day). District 1 Councilmember Carla Smith (www.district1atlanta.com) will be holding her seventh annual Memorial Day pool party from 2:30pm to 4:30pm on Monday, May 30. Regular pool admission fees apply, but the party will include a DJ, pool games, as well as free hot dogs and other refreshments. New this… Continue reading
By Keisha Hines
An infant ape who journeyed from Texas to be fostered by one of the nation’s best surrogate mothers is now beginning to explore his outdoor habitat. Remy, a 4-month-old male Sumatran orangutan from the Fort Worth Zoo, is adjusting well and has been accepted by Madu, a 27-year-old Sumatran orangutan at Zoo Atlanta.
The infant, whose full name is Rembulan Wajah (Rembulan means “moon”; Wajah, “face,” in Indonesian) was born on November 26, 2010. His biological mother… Continue reading
By Jennifer Thompson
This year Independence Day is also the first Monday of July, which is usually proof night. To allow Porch Press volunteers to celebrate the Fourth with family and friends, and to get the paper out before the Battle of Atlanta events, the deadline for article submissions to the neighborhood editors will be moved up from June 25 to June 22.
The editors will submit the articles to the Coordinating Editor by June 25 in readiness for Proof… Continue reading
By Zachary Juno and Andre Arriaga
The corner of Edie and Schuyler Avenues in Boulevard Heights will never be the same. Mrs. Briggs, a very kind and lovely soul, left the world April 23, 2011. Ours was a friendship that was started over the fence by swapping stories. I remember thinking that our meeting was a cool southern in-town neighborhood cliché. I introduced myself to Mrs. Briggs while we were both raking leaves in the fall of 2006. She welcomed… Continue reading