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Preserving Greenspace in Atlanta

By Carlen Hultgren With a focus on preserving greenspace in Atlanta, 5th District (which includes East Atlanta Village) Council member Natalyn Archibong introduced, and the city council passed, two ordinances. The first measure, introduced by Council members Archibong and Carla Smith to protect Atlanta’s Tree Canopy, was a tree moratorium. […]

Battlefield visitors on the Civil War to Civil Rights tour. Photo by Stephanie Parker.
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BATL Fills Tour Schedule for 2017

By Henry Bryant The Battle of Atlanta Commemoration Organization (BATL) has just set three tours to fill the remainder of a year of monthly tours on the battlefield in southeast Atlanta. On Saturday, October 28 there will be a Frontlines Tour at 10:30am. The weather is usually crisp and cool […]

Dogtoberfest Returns to East Atlanta
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Dogtoberfest Returns to East Atlanta

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]By Sandy Ross Dog lovers, mark your calendar. East Atlanta Village Farmers Market (EAVFM) goes to the dogs from 12:00pm to 3:00pm on Sunday, October 22, in celebration of the 5th Annual Dogtoberfest. This family friendly event features Halloween costume contests for dogs, low-cost microchips, a […]

October Festivities at Oakland Cemetery
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October Festivities at Oakland Cemetery

By Pamela Henman In 1976, after decades of deterioration, vandalism, and general neglect, Oakland Cemetery found a rebirth of sorts when a small group of concerned and committed Atlantans rallied to restore the cemetery to its former glory. In 1977, the organization became a federally recognized nonprofit organization. In October, […]

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Introducing Your Neighborhood Farm

By Kirsten Simmons Imagine what it would be like to put a farm in every neighborhood. Imagine, if every farm, instead of depleting the soil, actually helped regenerate it, using sustainable, natural growth cycles so the land could thrive for generations. Then imagine if each of those sustainable neighborhood farms […]

Historic Oakland Foundation Aims for $40K in 40 Days
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Historic Oakland Foundation Aims for $40K in 40 Days

By Pamela Henman This October marks the 40th anniversary of Historic Oakland Foundation (HOF) becoming a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization charged with preserving, restoring, enhancing, and sharing historic Oakland Cemetery. In conjunction with this milestone, HOF embarks on a 40-day fundraising campaign to support Atlanta’s oldest public burial ground and a […]

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Library Cards for Everyone

by Nancy Leighton It’s back-to-school time again and librarians everywhere are on a quest to get all school aged children and adults signed up for library cards. Librarians in the Atlanta Fulton County Public Library System and the DeKalb Library System are ready to sign up children as young as […]