By Mei-Jing Bernard and Linda Bernard
Each spring, FIRST robotics has a competition that brings together high school students passionate about science and technology. In this year’s game, Ultimate Ascent, teams across the nation and several foreign countries built robots that shoot frisbees into goals and that can climb a ten-foot pyramid. Each team allies with two other teams (an alliance) to play as one team in randomly assigned matches. Georgia Tech’s Team Reboot 4080, part of a three-team… Continue reading
By Jill Sieder
Come show how you roll at the 2013 Brownwood Bike Rally Classic, and join in celebrating 10 years of cycling, fitness, and fun! The East Atlanta Kids Club will present another festive day of bike races for kids and adults, a bike safety and agility rodeo, and other games, food, and family-oriented activities. All of it is designed to encourage participants to ride bikes, stay fit and healthy, and have a ton of fun doing it!
The… Continue reading
By Sonia Fuller
Don’t be a lone wolf. Join the pack this year for Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School’s (ANCS) second annual Run with the Wolves 5K, 1 Mile and Health Fair on Saturday, April 20. Runners and walkers of all ages (and speeds) are invited to participate in the 5k at 8:30am or the 1 Mile at 9:30am, with event day race registration beginning bright and early at 7:30am. The Health Fair, including local area health and fitness businesses and… Continue reading
By Steve Devore
The East Atlanta Adopt-A-Street Program has begun. The program allows individuals, groups, and organizations to “adopt” street sections, which they will maintain through monthly trash removal and pick-up.
Commencement of the Program follows roughly a year of planning and negotiations between representatives of the East Atlanta Community Association (EACA) and the City of Atlanta Department of Public Works. The city will use East Atlanta’s program – the first of its kind in Atlanta – as… Continue reading
By Samantha Lueder
The Parkside Math League Team was organized by Mr. Corbett, EIP Math teacher at Grant Park’s Parkside Elementary School. The team is comprised of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Coaches for the teams are Natalie Washington (4th grade), Timothy Farmer (3rd grade) and Cliff Corbett (5th grade). The team competed in the 1st Math League Competition held at Bolton Academy on February 13, 2013.
The competition was comprised… Continue reading
By Henry Bryant
By the time you are reading this, depending on weather and other possible causes for delay, construction on Phase II of the East Atlanta Streetscape should have begun. The construction will take place on the north and south ends of the Village with the most extensive work being done near the East Atlanta sign at Moreland and McPherson Avenues. There will be detours and road closures at various times with rerouting of neighborhood streets for weeks at… Continue reading
By Henry Bryant
In December’s Porch Press, a phone number was left out of the letter to the paper from Grant Park neighbor Steve Carr concerning neighborhood safety.
The purpose of the letter was to seek neighbor support for a plan in case any of the dangerous creatures at Zoo Atlanta should escape, which has happened in recent times at Zoo Atlanta and other animal facilities across the country.
Mr. Carr believes that the Zoo should have a plan in… Continue reading
By Emily Gober
Santa came early this year to two local fire stations when HomeGrown Restaurant Concepts presented both Fire Station 19 in Virginia Highland and Fire Station 10 in Grant Park with two checks totaling $7,600 to help restore the fire houses. HomeGrown Restaurant Concepts’ annual Breakfast With Santa fundraiser sold out again at Osteria 832 on Saturday, December 1, and Doc Chey’s on Saturday, December 8. The proceeds from these events helped bring the 10-year fundraising total to… Continue reading
By Kate Crosby
On Saturday, March 9from 12:00pm to 10:00pm, Living Walls is taking art to the streets of the East Atlanta Village. The Living Walls EAV Art Stroll is being held in partnership with the East Atlanta Community Association and the East Atlanta Business Association, and is a free public event with something for kids, families, and bar-goers alike.
The stroll will be the culmination of the Living Walls Concepts Volume 9, a year-long project for the nationally famed… Continue reading
By Henry Bryant
The good folks at the Atlanta Preservation Center are still hard at work firming up their schedule for the Annual Phoenix Flies celebration of preservation activities. They manage to come up with an engaging variety of free stuff to do over a period of sixteen or so days each winter.
This year BATL, the Battle of Atlanta commemoration organization, which puts on a neighborhood event each summer, will be offering a free walking tour of the… Continue reading