By Sonia Fuller
For more than 30 years, Grant Park residents have welcomed visitors from near and far to their historic neighborhood for the much-anticipated Grant Park Candlelight Tour of… Continue reading
By Sharonda Murrell
Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School is now recognized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Candidate School effective June 13, 2011. The school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy—a commitment to a high-quality, challenging, international education that Maynard Jackson High School believes is important for our students. Once becoming an IB World School, Maynard Jackson will provide the IB Diploma Programme. Maynard Jackson will be the second high school… Continue reading
By Steve Devore
The East Atlanta Community Association’s (EACA) Beautification Committee is poised to kick off East Atlanta’s Adopt-A-Street program, with a goal of getting concerned and proactive citizens, businesses, organizations, and groups to actively participate in enhancing East Atlanta’s appearance and cleanliness.
The program is similar to the Adopt-A-Highway programs operated by many states, counties, and cities across the U.S., with which you may already be familiar. The program enables interested citizens, businesses, organizations, and groups to adopt… Continue reading
By Toby Watson
For those of you doing the Healthy Eating Challenge and for those of you who are not but are trying to eat better, here is some food for thought. Diet with a capital D is a bad word and should not be uttered at all. Diet, lowercase d, is ok. So if you say, “I am on a diet,” I will scowl and shake my head. If you say, “My diet consists of these foods,” I will… Continue reading
By Alberta Howell
Celebrated motivational speaker and author, Robert Little, was the featured speaker at Benteen Elementary’s annual fall Accelerated Reader Kick-Off Rally. He shared some dynamic ways students can unleash their energy and dreaming power to become whatever they want to be in life.
Mr. Little has four children’s picture books that are used in schools nationwide for the Accelerated Reader (AR) program. The titles are FUN DAY in Mrs. Walker’s Class, What CAN I Be, Jamaal’s… Continue reading
By Nancy Leighton
Kangaroos outfitted in red halters bounce out ahead of Santa Claus in a painting on the windows of the Australian Bakery in the East Atlanta Village. Inside are delicious Australian baked goods that Australians and Americans love to eat, but can only be found in a few places in the United States.
After eight years in the East Atlanta Village the Australian Bakery will be closing its doors at the end of the year. Proprietor Mark Allen… Continue reading
By Alesia Williams
Eager volunteers rallied early in the morning at Brownwood Park and Recreation Center during three days in September, pumped up to give back to the community. More than 130 volunteers from Cbeyond and Park Pride partnered with the East Atlanta Kids Club to complete an impressive array of beautification and renovation projects in the park and recreation center.
At Brownwood Park on September 13 to 15, about 45 Cbeyond employees worked for several… Continue reading
By Marie Mower
The Grant Park Conservancy is excited to host the “Great Pumpkin Hunt” and Halloween Trick or Treating in Grant Park for everyone who wants to come. This will be a fun, family event bringing many together for a good time in the park. Are you one of those people who drive a long distance to a pumpkin farm for the joy of watching your child find a pumpkin? This time the pumpkin patch will come to Grant… Continue reading