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Share Some Green to Protect Some Green

By Michelle Rice Yellow Canopy Krewe Shirt Photo by Michelle Rice Donate to the EACA tree fund and join the EAV Canopy Krewe. Pre-order your Krewe shirt...

Oakland Cemetery Event to Highlight Maynard Jackson, Jr. and Sweet Auburn Connection

By Mary Fernandez Historic Oakland Foundation’s annual arts event, Illumine, takes place this year April 21-24 and April 28-May 1 at Oakland Cemetery. This year’s event...

Lime Celebrates Gen4 E-Bike Launch in Grant Park

By Jacob Tugendrajch Scenes from the Lime Gen4 E-Bike Launch Photos courtesy of Lime Lime celebrated its new Gen4 e-bikes launching in Atlanta with a demonstration in...

Friends of the East Atlanta Library Vote in a New Slate of Officers

By Shannon Sanders FEAL Board Officers: (L-R) Nancy Mullins-Secretary, Constance Franklin-President, Dennis Burleson-Treasurer, and Shannon Sanders-Vice President. Photo by Elin Franklin The Friends of the East Atlanta...

New Construction at Maynard Jackson High

By Lewis Cartee According to information obtained from Atlanta Public Schools (APS), as part of a district initiative to construct field houses at eight APS...

EACA Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Opening Remarks 7:00pm. February 8, Meeting Minutes approved without objection. Neighborhood Safety Zone 6 Representative Report – not in attendance. Safety Committee, Myron...

GPNA Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 Call to Order–7:30 p.m. President’s Introduction: Confirmation of Lauren Watt as Secretary. Presentation of GPNA 2022 Steering Goals: Fundraising. Design Regulations,...

SAND Meeting Minutes

Thursday, February 10 2022 Call to order. Announcements (5 minutes): Voting rights (3 meetings, or $10 membership). City/State/School/Other Elected Officials (5 minutes per): Council Member Liliana Bakhtiari: Queried SAND membership...

Local Authors Honor a Tree in Grant Park

By Grant Park Conservancy Staff Friends of the Grant Park Conservancy John and Tina DeCotis have written a book, The Tree That Loved to Be Climbed,...

Southern Feedstore Breathes New Life into Classic EAV Watering Hole

By Guilherme Shakespeare Southern Feedstore, located at 1245 Glenwood Avenue in East Atlanta Village (EAV), has hit its stride. After a complete renovation of the old Graveyard...

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Calendar March-April 2023

CALENDAR Community Meetings GPNA (Grant Park Neighborhood Association). 3rd Tuesday of every month, 7:30pm-9:00pm. Check www.grantpark.org for details. SAND (South Atlantans for Neighborhood Development). 2nd Thursday of every month, 7:30pm, Ormewood Church Fellowship Hall, corner of Woodland & Delaware Avenues. EACA (East Atlanta Community Association). 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm. See www.eaca.net for details. EABA (East Atlanta Business Association)...

Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land Acquires Conservation Easement

By Amanda Leesburg Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land (SE Trust), a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, acquires, conserves, and utilizes natural land for its mission of Conservation, Recreation and Community. SE Trust is proud to announce the creation and filing of a perpetual Conservation Easement for Tapestry Greenspace in...

Spring Blooms at Oakland with Family-Friendly Events!

Visitors enjoying last year's Illumine event Photo courtesy of Historic Oakland Foundation By Angie Wynne March and April are filled with fun, family-friendly opportunities to experience spring at Oakland Cemetery. Phoenix Flies, Atlanta Preservation Center’s annual celebration of historic sites, comes to Oakland on March 17 for an exciting “Geology in...

EAV Farmer’s Market Springing Back

By Katie Kriner East Atlanta Village (EAV) Farmers Market is a-springin' back up on Thursday, March 30, from 4:00pm-8:00pm. It will continue every Thursday 'til mid-November.  All your favorite farmers and vendors are back, as well some new faces,  live music, market chef with free samples, good vibes, all the...

Phoenix Flies Launches March 4

By Atlanta Preservation Staff Phoenix Flies 2023 celebrates 20 years that the Atlanta Preservation Center has brought together organizations and individuals from the community to demonstrate the value of Atlanta’s historic built environment. From museums to adaptive reuse projects, to neighborhood tours to public libraries, this year’s 90...

EACA Monthly Meeting Minutes – Thursday, February 14, 2023

Call to Order / Start Meeting Recording 7:00pm. January 10, 2023, Meeting Minutes approved. January 2023 Treasurer Report approved. Key January Events Recap – Chase Miller: About 30 people came to the MLK day of service to work at Branan Towers and two Neighbor in Need homes. We...

SAND Update – February 2023

By Kate Champion, SAND president SAND’s February 9 meeting was held in person with special guests, Council Members Liliana Bakhtiari and Jason Winston. You can find the questions asked and answered in the article below.  Several items of business were presented. The Ormewood Park Makers Festival will be held Saturday,...

GPNA Monthly Meeting Minutes – Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Call to Order–7:30pm. President’s Introduction. 2023 GPNA Goals: Website refresh - GPNA will finalize and implement the rebranded GPNA website. Sign toppers - GPNA will finalize neighborhood sign toppers project and implementation. Legacy neighbors outreach & support - GPNA will continue building on success from 2022. Community engagement -...

Madison Theater Participates in the GA Trust Historic Theater Tour 

Photo by Elena Kaplan Friends of the Madison Theater (left to right) include Stephanie Cherry-Farmer, Bill Gould, Jennifer Murray. Photo by Jenny Murry Stephanie Cherry-Farmer in front of the Madison Theater By Jenny Murray On February 11, the Madison Theater in East Atlanta was included in an “Historic Theaters Expedition”...

EACA Re-Launches the Friends of Brownwood Park Group

Photo by Patrick Cousins Park Pride, EACA and community leaders gather at Brownwood Park for a walk-through in January 2023. Left to Right: Michael Halicki, Executive Director of Park Pride; Ellen Bruenderman, Director of Community Services at Park Pride; Chase Miller, EACA President; Justin Cutler, City of Atlanta...

Council Member Liliana Bakhtiari Directs One Million Discretionary Dollars to Park Pride

By Nicholas Cappon Today, the Atlanta City Council adopted 23-O-1074, authorizing a contribution of $2.8 million in district-specific funds to Park Pride, with $1 million directly to park improvements and upgrades in Council District 5. “The health and vitality of a community can be measured by the growth and...

Legacy Neighbor Spotlight: James and Lillian Rowland

By Dee Dee Abbott Imagine buying a house in Grant Park for $450 down with a monthly payment of $57. This real estate reverie was a real estate reality for James Rowland. When James and his wife Lillian moved to Grant Park in 1965, there were only three other...