By Scott Petersen
The month of March marks the beginning of hiking season in Georgia. Each year, thousands of hikers from various backgrounds and skill sets converge on North Georgia to begin the long trek towards Maine along the Appalachian Trail. Whether attempting a thru-hike or section-hike, both seasoned pros as well as beginners are likely to encounter complications. As outlined by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, both methods come with their own advantages and disadvantages.
Scott Petersen, a registered nurse… Continue reading
By Kalia Edmonds
The two youngest great apes at Zoo Atlanta may have vastly different stories, but they now have one very important experience in common: Their friends and fans can officially stop referring to them as “baby orangutan” and “baby gorilla.” Pongo, the… Continue reading
By Penny Luck
Jennifer Thompson has been a long-time volunteer with the Porch Press. Sadly, Jennifer gave her notice in the fall, but thankfully gave us enough time to find her replacement. Jennifer has worked with the Press for many years. She originally started as East Atlanta Editor, organizing and formatting all articles contributed by writers for and about East Atlanta news. She moved on to become coordinating editor, which means she assembled all articles from the three neighborhoods… Continue reading
By Tom McGowan
A few months ago, the Porch Press ran an article about the new Little Free Library in Grant Park located at 399 Pavillion Street off Cherokee Avenue, just south of Georgia Avenue.
There are now three Little Free Libraries in the area. These are part of a national and international movement to foster literacy and community by providing… Continue reading
By Katina VanCronkhite
Friends of East Atlanta Library (FEAL) has announced the 2013 workshops for GardenQuest, its annual gardening program designed to inspire and inform both novice and seasoned area gardeners and introduce them to East Atlanta’s gardening resources. This year’s GardenQuest will include workshops on sustainable gardening, mushroom cultivation, and how to make your own water barrel.
GardenQuest kicks off on March 30 from 1pm to 2pm with the children’s program “How Jack Grew the Beanstalk.” Garden*Hood’s Jason Livingston… Continue reading
By Marian Dickson
Walter Wakwe, MD, a general surgery resident and postdoctoral surgery research fellow at Emory, was first introduced to Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse by John Pitts, MD, a buddy from medical school. Pitts was on a quest for a ringer and recruited Wakwe to play in the nonprofit’s 2012 inaugural basketball benefit, Jawbones vs. Sawbones. Wakwe played high school sports, maintains an active lifestyle, and he’s tall. He was an obvious choice for the Sawbones to… Continue reading
By Marc Takacs
The Neighbor in Need organization, an East Atlanta Community Association (EACA) initiative that helps seniors in the East Atlanta Village remain in their homes by doing emergency home repairs, announces their 2013 Spring Poker Tournament Fundraiser to be held at The Glenwood on March 30th at 10am.
The buy-in is $50 per player and the grand prize is $500 with prizes going to the other top finishers as well. The Atlanta Poker club has graciously agreed… Continue reading
By Steve Devore
Mr. Kevin Spigener of East Atlanta was honored with a proclamation presented by members of the Atlanta City Council on February 4, 2013. The proclamation was presented to Mr. Spigener by Council Member Natalyn Archibong, recognizing Spigener “for his willingness to help others and his desire to serve our community.” Mr. Spigener accepted the proclamation to the applause of the gathered assembly and other council members.
Archibong led up to the presentation by summarizing Spigener’s lifetime of… Continue reading
By Marie Mower
The Grant Park Parent’s Network (GPPN) welcomes neighborhood families to join age-specific playgroups and invites families to several events this year. Find information on the website at: www.grantparkparents.org.
There is a special interest in safety in and around the neighborhood. Many residents are members of the Grant Park Security Patrol and GPPN encourages all families in Grant Park to join. It is a valuable security service provided through membership fees. March 19th the community will hear from… Continue reading