By Jennifer Thompson
The next issue of The Porch Press will be published a week earlier than usual. This is to accommodate volunteers and advertisers for the Independence Day holiday and for the upcoming BATL event.
Deadline for articles will be June 22. Proof and layout will be held on June 27 instead of the beginning of July. Production Night will also be moved up and on June 28.
Please mark your calendars accordingly and be sure to get your… Continue reading
By Henry Bryant
Amy Totenberg, who has lived in the Porch Press area for 30 years, was sworn in as United States District Court Judge of the Northern District of Georgia on May 9th in a packed courtroom at the Richard B. Russell Building in downtown Atlanta. Neighbors, family, clients, colleagues, and friends were on hand to hear reflections from various speakers and witness the solemn and heartwarming occasion.
In front of the room on a high bench sat… Continue reading
By Darin Glass
I am not comparing myself to the now infamous Lance Armstrong–although my endurance is based on all local organic beer with no artificial fillers. I recently took a leisurely bike ride back from one of our neighborhood festivals when I suddenly found myself face down on the asphalt.
This was an unfortunate event caused by my own speed and lack of “bike mileage.” I had recently purchased a hybrid Cannondale to work up miles to commute to… Continue reading
By Jean Hallman
Atlanta native Kiara “Kiki” Ely began studying dance at the age of six. She studied all styles of dance from ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, and African at Spelman College and Ballethnic Dance Academy.
Kiki’s parents kept her active in dance as a child. “They made sure I stayed in class and got the necessary training I needed because they saw how passionate I was about dance. I was very shy as a child so dance was my… Continue reading
By Jeffrey Brower
For Earth Day, the Gravity Pub, N’awlins Restaurant, and the soon to re-open Glenwood got their parking lot cleaned up by one of their mutual business partners. All three restaurants use a company called Greenlight Bio-fuels to recycle their used cooking oil into bio-diesel. Greenlight also works with Holy Taco, the Flatiron, Happy Donuts, and the new Hook Fish and Chicken in East Atlanta.
Lance Gwaltney, a Greenlight representative, said, “We’re an environmental company. We do wind,… Continue reading
By Henry Bryant
Atlanta is one of 10 communities in the state of Georgia to receive a federally funded grant for historic preservation projects beginning in May. The grant, from the FFY2011 Historic Preservation Fund to The City of Atlanta, is for $13,685 for assessments of the two Civil War monuments on the Battle of Atlanta battlefield in southeast Atlanta. An additional $9,123.33 in matching funds will be raised and provided by BATL-The Battle of Atlanta Commemoration Organization to complete… Continue reading
147 Years after the Battle of Atlanta
SPECIAL Early Program! There will be a special celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the renowned novel Gone With The Wind on June 12 from 5-7pm at Oakland Cemetery. Cocktails, Nibbles and Tours. Reservations required. $20 per person. More information is on www.oaklandcemetery.com.
A downloadable PDF of the event schedule is also available.
July 12, 2011 -Tuesday
|7:00pm||Author Talk and Booksigning by Wendy Venet… Continue reading|
By Katie Combs
The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America series is Historic Grant Park by local authors Jennifer Goad Cuthbertson and Philip M. Cuthbertson. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by of the oldest existing park in Atlanta.
Both the neighborhood of Grant Park and the 131-acre park take their shared name from railroad executive Lemuel P. Grant. The park was a gift to the City of Atlanta from… Continue reading
By Henry Bryant
Although The Battle of Atlanta (BATL) figured prominently in the re-election of Abraham Lincoln in 1864, the 16th President of the United States never visited our brash young Confederate city, until now. Mr. Lincoln is coming to town to help commemorate the 147th Anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta. Noted performance artist Dennis Boggs will be portraying the Civil War president at several venues in the modern day neighborhoods that are located on the historic… Continue reading