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The Grant Park Recreation Center

By Talis Spalvins The Grant Park Recreation Center is now open to the public. Come out and see the renovated facility, and check out the exciting programs! They offer opportunities for exercise, academic enhancement, character and leadership development, skill development, and top-notch youth and adult sports leagues. If you have […]

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Dance 411 Holds Community Car Wash

By Jean Hallman Dance 411 Studios hosted its first annual community car wash in September. The car wash brought together families and individuals from all over East Atlanta while boosting camaraderie among the 411 staff. Proceeds benefited the Kid’s Dance 411 Program. Highlights of the day included kids’ activities from […]

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Australian Bakery to Close

By Nancy Leighton Kangaroos outfitted in red halters bounce out ahead of Santa Claus in a painting on the windows of the Australian Bakery in the East Atlanta Village. Inside are delicious Australian baked goods that Australians and Americans love to eat, but can only be found in a few […]

EACA Beautification Committee Announces Raffle Winner
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EACA Beautification Committee Announces Raffle Winner

By Kevin Spigener The East Atlanta Community Association’s (EACA) Beautification Committee is pleased to announce that the winner of the Beautification Gourd Birdhouse Raffle, held during the 14th annual STRUT festival, is Matt Donathan of East Atlanta. Congratulations, Matt! The one-of-a-kind gourd birdhouse, grown and handcrafted by Douglasville, GA artist […]

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Three Area Mrs. Winner’s Closed

By Nancy Leighton Mrs. Winner’s Chicken and Biscuits, part of Famous Recipe Foods, filed for bankruptcy last year on November 10. Before that they had already closed down two Mrs. Winner’s stores in our area: at 590 McDonough Boulevard across from the Federal Prison and another one at 363 Hill […]

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Derelict Bank Building Demolished

By Nancy Leighton The former Citizens and Southern Bank branch, located at 1291 Moreland Avenue, has met the wrecking crew. Commonly called the C&S bank, the geometric mid-twentieth century modern style building had been unoccupied since about 1992, when C&S merged with another bank and closed a number of branches. […]