By Keisha Hines
A special delivery of some of the world’s rarest reptiles has arrived in the Southeast. Eight critically endangered ploughshare tortoises are now residents of Zoo Atlanta and Knoxville Zoo, and may represent the last hope for a species marked for extinction.
Widely considered the world’s most endangered tortoise species, ploughshare tortoises are native only to the island of Madagascar. Despite a concentrated recovery… Continue reading
By Lauren Leschper
The 9th annual East Atlanta Beer Festival returns on May 19 to shady Brownwood Park in East Atlanta Village. Doors open at 1:00pm (or noon for VIP ticket holders) for over 175 craft beers from around the world, live music, and food from local restaurants. Food trucks are being premiered in 2012. This year’s festival footprint has increased substantially, allowing more room for attendees… Continue reading
By Ken Rose
Last year, less than 20 people from Martha Brown United Methodist Church (UMC) membership sat together in a room after church and committed to the following goals. First, create an opening and inviting place for everyone; second, serve the East Atlanta community outside their doors; and third, expand the children’s ministry.
For many years, the church has been working to upgrade its facilities to support its mission of creating an opening and inviting place for everyone. With… Continue reading
By David Ringstrom
The Grant Park Pool will open for the season on Memorial Day Monday, May 28. The pool will remain open through Labor Day September 3. District 1 Councilmember Carla Smith www.district1atlanta.com will be holding her eighth annual Memorial Day pool party from 2:30pm to 4:30pm on Monday, May 28. Regular pool admission fees apply, but the party will include a DJ and pool games, as well as free hot dogs and other refreshments.
Swimming lessons are expected to… Continue reading
By Ken Rose
People often ask each other about their hometowns. Our family moved to East Atlanta in 1997. I’ve lived here longer than anywhere else, and it is the only community my three kids have ever known. It’s our hometown.
One’s hometown evokes many memories. When people ask me about the town where I grew up, I usually remember my small town commercial district, my school, my friends, and my church. All of these things make up the hometown… Continue reading
By Beth Hogan
HodgePodge Gallery and Coffeehouse presents Art Attack Activity Hour for kids ages 2 to 6. Classes are held Mondays at 1:00pm. The class is $10 for the first child and $5 for siblings. Parents receive a 10 percent discount on food and drink during the class.
Classes are led by two neighborhood mothers with education degrees. Each week will feature stories, songs, and a craft around a theme. The first week was Mariposa/Butterfly. The children learned a… Continue reading
By Kristin Gwock
Waffle House is a southern icon. From the laminated menus, to the bright yellow signs illuminating every highway exit; who doesn’t have a Waffle House story? Larry Larson and Eddie Levi Lee were inspired by that notion when they set out to pen their new play The Waffle Palace: Smothered, Covered and Scattered 24/7/365 that is set for its world premiere production at Horizon Theatre Company May 11 to July 1.
Larson and Lee have been writing… Continue reading
By Marc Takacs
Oh, the smells of spring! Fresh cut grass, blooming flowers, vinegar, ammonia…what? Well, when the urge to spring clean hits, these are some of the smells that come to mind. Many people still do the spring-cleaning routine, while others clean all year round or hire it out. Usually in the spring some cleaning happens. At some time during the year you want to get rid of that 40 pounds of dust that accumulated (in a 6-room home-… Continue reading
By Nancy Leighton
Cars from the last three model years do not have to have an emissions inspection to get a new tag. This year is the 2012, 2011, and 2010 model vehicles. Eligible vehicles are gasoline-powered cars of all types and light-duty trucks. New cars are engineered to run cleaner, so there is no point in requiring emissions inspection until the vehicle has some wear on it. This saves the car owner the expense of having the emissions inspection… Continue reading
By Nancy Leighton
Baby Boomers born in the late 1940s are turning 65 years old or will soon do so. Some of these senior citizens will be eligible for an exemption from the emissions inspection on their motor vehicle. In order to get the emissions wavier, certain requirements must be met: the owner of the vehicle must be 65 or older, the vehicle must be ten model years old or older, and the vehicle must be driven less than 5,000… Continue reading