By Andy Ditzler and Joey Orr
On May 17 and 18, “idea collective” John Q presented its latest work, The Campaign for Atlanta, inside one of the city’s iconic tourist destinations: the Atlanta Cyclorama at 800 Cherokee Avenue in Grant Park.
The Atlanta Campaign was a Civil War military strategy that moved Union troops through the state and into the city. The Campaign for Atlanta is a performance essay about queer migration into urban areas. This “essay” is not… Continue reading
By Henry Bryant
Flag Day was June 14th and the 4th of July is just around the corner, not to mention the annual Battle of Atlanta Commemoration July 13-21st. What better time to bring out the flags? The Friends of East Atlanta Library are hoisting an art show at the Library at 400 Flat Shoals Avenue early in June and running through the end of July. All are invited to meet the artist, Melissia Fernander, at… Continue reading
By Henry Bryant
Tickets for the annual BATL Gala, one of the popular programs of the Battle of Atlanta Commemoration each July, went on sale on June 1. A discount on the tickets is being offered only until July 1. Until then, individual tickets will be $50 or $450 for a table of 10. Many people get together with friends to buy a table and have a party within the party. After July 1 each ticket increases to $55 or… Continue reading
By Stephanie Fretwell-Hill
The Porch Press is looking for contributions to keep readers up to date on anything and everything relating to life in Grant Park, East Atlanta, and SAND. All perspectives are welcome from long-time residents to newcomers alike. Do you love to write? Do you have a story to tell? Are you part of an organization that is active in our community? We’d like to hear from you! Contact Stephanie Fretwell-Hill for more information: .
By Keisha Hines
Farasi, a 22-year-old male African lion, passed on May 6, 2013. A beloved resident of Zoo Atlanta for nearly 13 years, Farasi was the oldest male African lion living in the North American population of pedigreed cats managed by the Lion Species Survival Plan (SSP). The Animal Management and Veterinary Teams made the difficult decision to euthanize the geriatric cat once it became apparent that age-related complications were compromising his quality of life.
“Farasi was a very… Continue reading
By Stephen J. Alford
May 2, 2013 — Fourteen Atlanta Public Schools (APS) high school students have been awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship. APS has more winners than any other school district in the state of Georgia.
“At a time when the perception of our academic programs has suffered, it is reassuring to see our students compete and achieve some of the most prestigious academic awards offered to high school students,” said Erroll B. Davis, Jr., superintendent of Atlanta Public… Continue reading
By Henry Bryant
After two murders – one involving an armed robbery and an additional shooting – in East Atlanta during the month of May, residents there have become more concerned than usual. There also have been the usual car break-ins in the area – although maybe with a little springtime increase in frequency and number. Representatives from Neighborhood Planning Unit-W and the East Atlanta Community Association have swung into action, getting the facts of the cases and reaching out… Continue reading
ATLANTA, Georgia (May 3, 2013) – Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) and national non-profit KaBOOM! awarded five recipients, including Ormewood Park Playground, a $15,000 Let’s Play Video Contest Grant following a national voting competition.
In March, Ormewood Park Playground submitted a compelling video about its playground project and was selected as one of 10 finalists to advance to the national voting competition between April 9-26. By finishing in the top five, Ormewood Park Playground was awarded the… Continue reading
By Edward Jones for Paul Harrison
Interest rates are at historic lows. But they will rise eventually. If you invest in fixed-income vehicles, such as bonds, what might higher rates mean for you?
As is almost always the case in the investment world, there’s no simple answer. First, it’s important to distinguish between short-term and long-term interest rates. The Federal Reserve is determined to keep short-term rates low until unemployment improves, but, in the meantime, longer-term rates may well rise.… Continue reading
By Kimberly Gibson