By Latha Nair-Erickson
P.T. Barnum once said, “The noblest art is that of making others happy.”
Attending The Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School’s 9th annual auction and raffle will make everyone happy.
That’s right. It’s that time of year again. On March 3, 200 Peachtree Street, formerly the old Macy’s building, will be transformed into an auction house. This year’s event is called the “Right Brain Ball” and is a celebration of creativity in all of its forms. Artwork, vacation homes,… Continue reading
By Keisha Hines
Just how many babies were born at your Zoo in 2011?
Members and guests may have heard plenty about Sohni and Sanjiv the tiger cubs, Lily the giraffe, Merry Leigh the gorilla, or Beauregard the bongo. These were just five of the babies born at Zoo Atlanta in 2011. In fact, nearly 260 little ones were born or hatched in what proved to be a banner year for births at the Zoo.
New arrivals represented species from… Continue reading
By Marc Takacs
Small business owners can relate to the title of this article; the best are masters of networking and building relationships that feed their business for years. Many businesses recognize the power of referral marketing and the benefits it can bring to the bottom line. We network everywhere, and there are literally hundreds of books and classes on how to do it better. Many don’t realize there is a professional networking group, affiliated with PowerCore, meeting at 7:00am… Continue reading
By Henry Bryant
The Piggyback Yard at Cabbagetown became a protracted neighborhood dispute for all of the neighborhoods in the Porch Press area during the 80s. It gained citywide prominence and was debated in the zoning board and council chambers of City Hall. It went on through the court system with the neighborhood based No Intown Piggyback (NIP) bringing suit and CSX Railroad taking it all of the way to the Georgia Supreme Court. Ultimately NIP lost the case and… Continue reading
By Todd Layton
Spring is just around the corner and harkens the return of the East Atlanta Beer Festival (EABF). While festivalgoers look forward to this rite of spring, the Festival is not just a fun event, but also a major fundraising effort, which directly benefits various East Atlanta organizations and charities that receive grants from the Festival’s revenues.
In 2011, the East Atlanta Beer Festival welcomed more than 4,000 attendees from states across the Southeast. With beer festivals multiplying… Continue reading
By Nancy Leighton
Several nearby senior citizens’ centers have participated in an effort to make dresses for Haitian orphan girls. The dresses were made for the Haiti Care Mission based in Clearwater Florida. From the Helene Mills Multi-purpose Senior Center, located six blocks north of Oakland Cemetery, Life Enrichment Coordinator, Lila Womack spearheaded a dressmaking project. Ms. Womack enlisted the help of several senior centers in Atlanta, including The Southeast Neighborhood Senior Center off McDonough Boulevard. She also recruited students… Continue reading
By Penny Luck
Now that the New Year is here, it’s time to lose that winter weight. Grant Park recreation center is now offering group exercise classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings.
Come out and join the rest of the team as we slim our way into the new year. Classes meet at 11:00am in the rec center and last about an hour or until you have had enough. Please wear something comfortable and running shoes. Registration is free… Continue reading
By Sally Radell
GYROKINESIS movement training is now being taught at Nirvana Yoga on Thursday afternoons from 4:30pm – 5:30pm in Grant Park. Nirvana Yoga is located at 464 Cherokee Ave, Suite 201, above the Dakota Blue restaurant.
Gyrokinesis is a relatively new exercise form that was originally referred to as yoga for dancers. It feels like a combination of yoga, Pilates, and tai chi. It focuses on circular movements of the spine, breathing, and continuous flow to develop improved… Continue reading
By Henry Bryant
The East Atlanta Community Association (EACA), was awarded the 2011 Ernest Prather Neighborhood of the Year Award by DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson. The Award was made at South DeKalb Mall in December for EACA’s efforts to promote community pride and civic responsibility. Specifically, initiatives like EACA’s “Neighbor In Need” program were cited, while at the same time recognizing all of the committee work that EACA does each year to benefit the community.
By Steve Devore
The East Atlanta Community Association (EACA) invites all to a social on Friday, March 9 at Midway Pub in East Atlanta Village. The event will be held from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
Come on out to learn more about your neighborhood association and to meet your neighbors who serve as EACA’s leaders and chairpersons. Learn about EACA’s ten committees and all the ways they are involved in good things happening in our neighborhood. Explore EACA’s four initiatives, and… Continue reading