By Christy Simo
If you were anywhere near the Grant Park Rec Center October 19, you probably heard it: The 38th annual Grant Park Mothball, the neighborhood’s annual costume party. This year it was quite the HOOTENANNY.
The Grant Park Neighborhood Association would like to thank the more than 200 neighbors and friends who came out and had a good time at this year’s event, as well as all the community sponsors who gave their time, food, and financial donations… Continue reading
By Beth Pann and Samantha Hutcherson
The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that Maynard Jackson junior Sydney Long has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.
“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work,… Continue reading
By Marc Takacs
The East Atlanta Santa Fest celebrates its seventh year of holiday events throughout the East Atlanta Village and this year promises to be the biggest one yet. Events include a tree decorating contest, artist market, parade, ornament making, caroling, horse drawn sleigh rides through the village, pictures with Santa, and of course the official lighting of the big EAV tree with that jolly old elf riding in on his 1964 canary yellow Ford F100 sleigh. There is… Continue reading
By Kristin Andris
On October 10, the Atlanta Board of Zoning Adjustment denied Smart Growth Atlanta’s (SGA’s) appeal of a special administrative permit held by Fuqua Development, LP. SGA is currently planning how to move forward, proclaiming that the fight is not over. SGA, which has retained the legal counsel of Dana Maine with Freeman, Mathis & Gary LLP, released the following statement:
“Smart Growth Atlanta (SGA), Grant Park Neighborhood Association (GPNA), and South Atlantans for Neighborhood Development (SAND) are… Continue reading
This picture of a parade somewhere in Metropolitan Atlanta in the early 1900s features a float representing the first building of the Market and Minor store in East Atlanta at Flat Shoals Avenue and Glenwood Avenue (which was once spelled with two “n’s” and before that was called Magazine Road). East Atlanta’s Katina Van Cronkhite and Henry Bryant are currently finishing up a book on East Atlanta History, Part of the Arcadia Press’ Images of America series, the book should… Continue reading
This bronze plaque was placed on Flat Shoals Avenue near Glenwood by the E.A.Minor Masonic Lodge which was located over the Piggly Wiggly Grocery across the street, but it was removed in the 1970s for safekeeping. The plaque, dedicated by Mayor Hartsfield and Georgia Governor E. Rivers in 1938 marked the site of the Union front lines in the Battle of Atlanta. A copy of the original plaque will return for the Sesquicentennial of the battle in 2014 as part… Continue reading
By Stephanie Fretwell-Hill
Want to get involved in your neighborhood community? Have an eye for a really great sentence? Love talking grammar and syntax with fellow word-nerds?
The Porch Press is looking for new editors to represent East Atlanta and SAND (including Benteen Park, Boulevard Heights, McDonough-Guice, Glenwood Park/Ormewood Park/North Ormewood Park, and Woodland Hills). The neighborhood editors collect, format, and edit articles each month, then send them on to the coordinating editor in time for the paper’s deadline. Please… Continue reading
By Barbara Antonoplos
Grant Park native and modern dancer and choreographer Helen Hale will be presenting her original one-woman show entitled Sanity Ceremonies at 7 Stages Theatre in Little 5 Points on November 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 at 8:00pm.
Hale was born and raised in Grant Park and has danced all her life. Returning to Atlanta after earning a BFA in Modern Dance and Choreography from Temple University in Philadelphia, Hale has become a prominent player in Atlanta’s… Continue reading
Ormewood Community Playground volunteers are raising money to revitalize the field behind Ormewood Park Presbyterian Church at 1071 Delaware Avenue, transforming it into a new playground. The project’s budget is set at $100,000 to cover new playground equipment, surfacing, and landscaping improvements. The playground incorporates universal design, creating an opportunity for children of differing ages and abilities to play together. Organizers have engaged playground equipment manufacturer Landscape Solutions, Inc. and their local representatives at Architectural Design Specialties.… Continue reading
By Nancy Leighton
Every morning, East Atlanta resident David Furukawa, who is legally blind, harnessed up his guide dog Simon to walk his 4-year-old son William a few hundred feet to the Kidzz First School at the First Iconium Baptist Church. Parents and neighbors were used to seeing David, Simon, and Will walking by, and they watched for them. On September 23, a car hit the trio as they crossed Brownwood Avenue. The dog sensed the car was coming and… Continue reading