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American Girl Doll Author to Speak

By Nancy Leighton Author Evelyn Coleman will give a talk and speak with girls about her newest book in the Addy mystery series, Shadows of Society Hill. Addy is the character for an African-American doll in the American Girl Doll collection. The program will take place at the Georgia Hill […]

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Porch Press July Schedule

By Jennifer Thompson The next issue of The Porch Press will be published a week earlier than usual. This is to accommodate volunteers and advertisers for the Independence Day holiday and for the upcoming BATL event. Deadline for articles will be June 22. Proof and layout will be held on […]

EAV Farmers Market Expanding Community Reach
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EAV Farmers Market Expanding Community Reach

By Lewis Cartee The Neighborhood Fund of The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has awarded a grant to the East Atlanta Village (EAV) Farmers Market. For 20 years, the Neighborhood Fund has supported grassroots, community-based projects throughout the region. The “sign toppers” in East Atlanta are one example of the […]

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2011 Grant Park Pool Season Starts May 30

By David Ringstrom The Grant Park Pool will open for the season on Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day). The pool will remain open through September 5, 2009 (Labor Day). District 1 Councilmember Carla Smith (www.district1atlanta.com) will be holding her seventh annual Memorial Day pool party from 2:30pm to 4:30pm on […]

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Notice of Date Changes for August Issue

By Jennifer Thompson This year Independence Day is also the first Monday of July, which is usually proof night. To allow Porch Press volunteers to celebrate the Fourth with family and friends, and to get the paper out before the Battle of Atlanta events, the deadline for article submissions to […]

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East Atlanta Village Building Sold

By Stuart Brady On March 1 Clinton Raines Jr., an 18-year veteran with State Farm Insurance, acquired the building at 416 Flat Shoals Ave in East Atlanta Village south of the library. The building was built in 1962 for the Atlanta Home Loan Corporation, an insurance business that operated out […]