By Jennifer Thompson
An elephant waving at you, ears moving back and forth. Seeing zebras and giraffes moving to your right, and magnificent rhinos to your left, more present than any HD TV. The power of a komodo dragon’s jaws as he grasps the food on tongs you hold.
It’s all at the neighborhood Zoo.
One adventure is Twiga Terrace, a deck within the Zoo’s African Plains… Continue reading
By Pete Knapp
A unique Americana music festival will draw a hundred acts and thousands of people to one of Atlanta’s great cultural treasures the weekend of May 19 and 20. Tunes from the Tombs will be held in Historic Oakland Cemetery, one of the largest green spaces in the city of Atlanta.
The weekend-long event features musicians performing in and among Oakland’s extraordinary monuments, mausoleums, and renowned gardens. Several main stages will host amplified artists, while buskers will perform… Continue reading
By Natalie Martinez
If you live in East Atlanta Village, you have probably noticed the newly renovated home. It was abandoned and left unoccupied for over five years and is now a bungalow-inspired renovation.
It was impossible for me not to notice this derelict property because I have been living across the street from it since I moved to East Atlanta in 2006, a time in the real estate market when flipping homes was popular.
The transformation indicates an improvement to… Continue reading
By Jules Toraya
I recently bought a home in Grant Park and have been working to make my home a model of sustainability.
This Memorial Day, I plan to dedicate an electric vehicle charging station in memory of those killed in Operation Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). The charging station will be listed on PlugShare, (www.plugshare.com) and will be free to the public.
Please join me on May 28 from 10:00am to 12:00pm for the dedication service… Continue reading
BATL, the annual commemoration of the Civil War battle that took place in the neighborhoods of southeast Atlanta in 1864, is coming again this summer with its Gala Dinner at East Lake Golf Club on Friday, July 20. Here are some reasons why you won’t want to miss this annual event:
By John Prevost
Grant Park’s favorite neighborhood pub and fish house, Six Feet Under is hosting a dine-out on Tuesday May 8 to support Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research. A portion of dinner proceeds will be donated to help the Shepherd Center’s cycling team qualify for a major MS bike ride later this summer. The team’s overall goal is $50,000 for MS research and support for people with MS.
Team Shepherd cycling is a mix of Shepherd Center employees, their family… Continue reading
By Steve Devore
Midway Pub was the venue for East Atlanta Community Association’s (EACA’s) Spring Social and Mixer, held on the evening of Friday, March 9. Following the event, EACA President Lewis Cartee declared the event to be “just the right mix of fund raising, education, and fun.”
EACA organized the event to raise awareness of EACA’s various committees and initiatives, to sign up new members, and to raise money for EACA’s General Fund via a raffle. EACA committee chairs… Continue reading
By Lori Van Voorhis
By now you’ve probably heard the buzz about the collaboration between Recycle EAV and EACA, which will be bringing you a three-day Earth Day festival like nothing you’ve ever seen. You may have also heard some talk about lanterns, and a parade. You may want to know more, which makes this your lucky day!
On Thursday, April 19, right at the closing of the year’s first farmer’s… Continue reading
By Michelle Rice
This year’s tire roundup will be Saturday, April 21. We need pickup trucks with drivers and volunteers to drag tires out of vacant lots and heave them into the trucks. We’ll meet at 8:00am at Armor Tire (1326 Glenwood, the corner of Glenwood and Haas) and work until 1:00pm, when Councilwoman Archibong shuts down the collection point. If you are able to volunteer, please send an email to .
Those who can’t volunteer can lend… Continue reading
By Alondra Scarbough
On Saturday, April 28, 8:30am to 12:00pm, the FitWit Foundation will host the inaugural FitWit Field Day at Maynard Jackson High School located at 801 Glenwood Avenue.
This inaugural field day is sure to be an exciting time with an incredible line up of activities for both beginners and experienced athletes including:
“We encourage… Continue reading