The Grant Park Neighborhood Association Historic Committee had dozens come out to stand in support at the Cyclorama on Saturday, Aug. 27 and hundreds more stopped by the GPNA booth at Summer Shade Fest to sign a petition to keep the Cyclorama “at home” in Grant Park. The City of Atlanta has formed a task force to consider
relocating the painting and museum. It’s been part of the fabric of Grant Park for over 100 years and will cost… Continue reading
By Thornton Kennedy
For the sixth straight year Historic Oakland Foundation presents Capturing the Spirit of Oakland – 2011 Halloween Tours October 28, 29 and 30, the only time the cemetery’s gates are open after dark.
The 161-year-old cemetery’s annual Halloween tours feature several of Oakland’s eternal “residents” who tell their stories. The 2011 tours feature stories about people who helped make Atlanta… Continue reading
By Emily Staggs
Dr Pepper Snapple Group and national non-profit KaBOOM! awarded Grant Park Cooperative Preschool a $15,000 “Let’s Play” Playground Construction grant in June.
The grants are part of the first Let’s Play initiative introduced in November of last year–a $15 million, three-year commitment from Dr Pepper Snapple Group to KaBOOM!, the national non-profit, saving play by ensuring there is a great place to play within walking distance of every child. Together through Let’s Play, Dr Pepper Snapple Group… Continue reading
By Jean Hallman
Dance 411 Studios recently teamed up with Atlanta ArtSpace Program and Journey Arts to form The Dance 411 Foundation.
The Dance 411 Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides the community a learning environment that trains adults and children in the arts. Students also receive life skills education such as etiquette, hygiene, professionalism, and performance training such as stage design. The Dance 411 Foundation is comprised of two main programs: Atlanta ArtSpace and Journey Arts: Community Outreach… Continue reading
By Judy Kaplan
Atlanta is a city of dog lovers, and my East Atlanta neighborhood it is no different. So I thought that some, or, many of my neighbors may be able to relate to or even benefit from the experiences my family has had over the past year: the loss of one family pet and the adoption of another. With this adoption, we found we needed a little help.
In August 2010, our beloved greyhound Tony lost his painful… Continue reading
By Carrie Teegardin
Get ready to take a peek inside some of the most unique homes Atlanta has to offer during the 39th Annual Grant Park Tour of Homes. This year’s tour, set for Saturday, September 24, and Sunday, September 25, will feature fine homes and lush urban gardens, as well as workshops. Guests from the Grant Park Farmers Market will host talks on the art of keeping bees, raising city chickens, and planting your fall garden.
The tour will… Continue reading
By Steve Trask
I usually try to stick with reviews for establishments within the East Atlanta/Grant Park area, but this brewpub/restaurant is close enough (south side of Little 5 Points) and interesting enough that I felt it was worth a review.
The building has an interesting history. It was first known as the Victor Kriegshaber house from 1900-1924. Kriegshaber was a leader in the cultural and economic development of Atlanta during the first third of that century. From 1929-1940, it… Continue reading
By Nancy Leighton
Mrs. Winner’s Chicken and Biscuits, part of Famous Recipe Foods, filed for bankruptcy last year on November 10. Before that they had already closed down two Mrs. Winner’s stores in our area: at 590 McDonough Boulevard across from the Federal Prison and another one at 363 Hill Street at the I-20 exit. Many other Mrs. Winner’s locations were closed at the same time. The store at 403 Moreland Avenue and Faith Street, just off I-20, remained… Continue reading
By Robert Whittington Titus
Not one single mass transit project serving southest Atlanta was included in the $6 billion list of final transportation project recommendations that the Executive Committee of the Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable adopted and made to its full body on August 15. And that is “SE Atlanta” as defined by the quadrant bounded by I-75 to the west, I-20 to the north and I-285 to the south and east, a much larger area than that served by… Continue reading
By Nancy Leighton
The former Citizens and Southern Bank branch, located at 1291 Moreland Avenue, has met the wrecking crew. Commonly called the C&S bank, the geometric mid-twentieth century modern style building had been unoccupied since about 1992, when C&S merged with another bank and closed a number of branches.
The building was in the architectural form of a spiral. The spiral started in the parking lot below the building. Approximately every 30 feet, the elevation of the floor increased… Continue reading