By Darin Glass
Happy Holiday from The Porch Press! The newspaper will not publish in January and will not have any deadlines at the end of December. Our regular schedule will continue in January with article deadlines due by January 25, Proof Night on February 6, and Production on February 7.
The Porch Press is an all-volunteer community newspaper that serves the neighborhoods of the East Atlanta Community Association, The Grant Park Neighborhood Association, and South Atlantans for Neighborhood… Continue reading
By Austin Dickson
In its 30th year, the East Atlanta Community Association (EACA) has worked tirelessly to bolster the quality of life for all East Atlantans. Notably, with the IRS’s determination of EACA as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization last year, revenue (all contributions fully tax-deductible) topped $100,000 this year with all funds going to support various local projects.
In 2011, EACA continued its commitment to local seniors by coordinating and funding Branan Bingo, a monthly, volunteer-led event for residents of… Continue reading
By Steve Carr
Last November 2, voters agreed to an extra 1% sales tax, and almost $30, 000, 000 of it will be spent to renovate Maynard Jackson High School located on Glenwood Avenue. The school, originally built as Southside High School, will be reconfigured for the already instituted small learning communities, including the new highly respected International Baccalaureate program.
Design development will begin in January, with a third project committee meeting scheduled for April 30, 2012. Construction will… Continue reading
Drip, the coffee shop in Glenwood Park, has taken a giant green step by eliminating the cash register and credit card machine. Receipt tape is very bad for the environment. When the credit card machine broke earlier this fall, owner Hal switched to an iPod with a card swipe attachment. Soon, he discovered an app that replaced the entire register. Now customers can use their fingers to sign and email themselves a receipt. Drip features many local projects.
By Jennifer Thompson
It started with a disease.
Many pet owners in the Porch Press circulation are familiar with Tori Rice, owner of Pet Au Pairs. She has pet-sat, dog walked, and protected many of the four-legged family members who could not join the rest of the family on an out-of-town foray for whatever reason. Deliberate and thoughtful in conversation, soft and even in her tone, Rice… Continue reading
By Regina Brewer
The City of Decatur, in partnership with the Georgia Historic Preservation Division and the DeKalb History Center, will hold the Fourth Annual Decatur Old House Fair on Saturday, February 18, 2012 from 9:00am to 5:00pm at the newly renovated conference center located at 130 Clairemont Avenue in downtown Decatur. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and may be purchased online or at select local establishments.
The Decatur Old… Continue reading
By Thornton Kennedy
Now that the shorter, colder days are upon us, Historic Oakland Foundation is offering two weekend tours Saturdays at 2:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm through mid-March. Sights, Symbols & Stories of Oakland walks visitors through the period gardens, history, customs, architecture, and art that give Oakland its distinctive character. Oakland is a museum of Atlanta’s history with more than 70,000 stories to tell stories filled with victories and tragedies, both beautiful and stunning.
Tours begin at the… Continue reading
By Alisa Chambers
As the Grant Park Conservancy (GPC) prepares for 2012, it’s time to take a look back at what was accomplished in the past year. This was a very exciting year for the GPC as it continued on a new path of success and improvements for Grant Park. The Conservancy expanded the board, adding seven new board members who bring fresh vision and skills to the organization.
A few favorite accomplishments include planting over 100 new trees to… Continue reading
By Elizabeth Harris
On January 28-29, 2012, CrossFit On the Move will host the CrossFit Football Trainer Course. This two-day seminar will offer a glimpse into professional-level training and conditioning used in the NFL. During this course, registrants will be taught the basic movements for training, sprinting, and drills including directional running, agility drills, and workouts in a group setting. In addition, the curriculum includes nutrition and diet information, programming, and film study. “Hosting this seminar is an honor… Continue reading