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From On Fire to Fired Up: Carl Rowland Chairs Newly Founded GPNA Legacy Committee 

By Deedee Abbott In the early stages of Covid-19 shutdowns and chaos, James and Lillian Rowland’s home caught on fire. The Rowlands, Grant Park residents for more than fifty years, were left with a damaged house and nowhere to live during its repair. Fortunately, their son, Carl Rowland, swooped in to help. It wasn’t easy....

What’s Happening at the East Atlanta Library?

By Shannon Sanders Photo courtesy of Friends of East Atlanta Library Board Members of Friends of East Atlanta Library hand out sweets and kids books during EAV-O_Ween 2022. (L-R) Beverly Turner, Constance Franklin, Shannon Sanders, Nancy Mullins and Lyn Hillman. The Friends of the East Atlanta Library (FEAL) supports programs and efforts specific to the East...

Conservancy Hosts 3rd Annual Canopy Soirée 

The Grant Park Conservancy (GPC) will be hosting its third annual Canopy Soirée on Friday, March 3, 2023 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm in Savanna Hall at Zoo Atlanta.  This event is the perfect opportunity to dress up, mingle, and get together for a fun night out in Grant Park. Attendees will be able to spend...

EAV Tree Lighting

On Saturday December 5, The East Atlanta Village Christmas tree was lit to celebrate the holiday season. Santa was in attendance outfitted in red and green (and white), HO! HO! HO!

Strut Grant Applications: LIVE!

By Rebecca Kearns The East Atlanta Strut is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to showcase East Atlanta as a great place to live, work and play. They engage the community in a festive environment in the heart of East Atlanta where people come together to have a fun time, support local businesses, and raise...

Bennett’s Market and Deli Relocates, Replaces Intown Healthy Hound

By Robert M. Sarwark Bennett’s Market and Deli, a Grant Park favorite since 2013, has relocated to the corner of Cherokee and Atlanta Avenues, at 891 Cherokee Avenue. Previously located on the east side of Grant Park, on Boulevard, Bennett’s now takes over the space occupied by Intown Healthy Hound. The pet-food supplier has shifted...

GPNA Mothball Returns with 1980s Prom Panache

By Robert M. Sarwark For the first time since 2018, the Grant Park Neighborhood Association’s (usually) annual fundraising gala, known fondly as the Mothball, took place on Friday, October 21st, at Upstairs Atlanta. Both 2020’s and 2021’s events were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The Mothball first began in the early 1980s as a means...

EAV-O-Ween Returns to the Business District

By Chelsea Sommers On Saturday October 29, East Atlanta celebrated Halloween with the beloved EAV-O-Ween event in the Village. As popular as ever, it attracted families and friends, of both the human and animal variety, dressed up in their creepiest, spookiest garb for trick-or-treating at participating businesses along Flat Shoals and Glenwood Avenue.  This year was particularly...

Holiday Happenings at Oakland

By Angie Wynne The holidays are a great time to experience the charm and magic of Oakland. Whether you have guests coming in from out of town or just need to stretch your legs after too much turkey, the holiday season at Oakland has plenty of fun activities to offer. On November 19 the Bell...
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Election Turnout

By Paul Bolster TurnoutPercentVotesPercentVotesPercentVotesPercentVotesParkside 1A68.90%Walker6.30%161Warnock92%2370Kemp9.9%253Abrams89.7%2295Ormewood 1B72.50%Walker6.70%213Warnock92%2934Kemp11%355Abrams88.3%2822Grant Park Rec 1E73.50%Walker8.70%213Warnock92%2072Kemp13%303Abrams86%2002Benteen Elem 1T46.40%Walker6.60%51Warnock92%707Kemp9%71Abrams89%685Burgess Elem 5E72.40%Walker4%101Warnock94%2184Kemp7.6%177Abrams91.5%2128New Iconium 5L69.40%Walker5%110Warnock94%2059Kemp5%2059Abrams90.9%2027

CALENDAR – January/February 2023

COMMUNITY MEETINGS via ZOOM: GPNA (Grant Park Neighborhood Association) 3rd Tuesday, 7:30pm. Check www.grantpark.orgfor details. SAND (South Atlantans for Neighborhood Development) – 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:30pm, via ZOOM; check www.sandatlanta.orgfor details. EACA (East Atlanta Community Association): 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm. www.eaca.netfor details. EABA (East Atlanta Business Association) General Meeting, the third Tuesday of...

EACA General Meeting

November 8, 2022 Welcome and Call To Order – 7:00pm. Public Safety and Elected Officials’ Reports Zone 6 Lt. White (See chat for email)  – Thefts still a problem for visitors leaving valuables in their cars. Please don’t leave anything of value in your car. Don’t leave your car to warm up in colder weather. Q: We...

GPNA Monthly Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 Call to Order–7:30pm. President’s Introduction: Call for 2023 GPNA Officer Nominations - The nomination form has been open since the last meeting and will close at the end of tonight’s (10/18) meeting. We will vote during the November GPNA meeting for the 2023 GPNA Steering Committee. All positions are available. Vice President’s Welcome:...

SAND Meeting Minutes – Thursday, October 13, 2022 SAND Meeting Minutes

Call to order. Announcements (5 minutes) Voting rights (3 meetings, or $10 membership). SAND elections 2023 Leadership and Chairs:  President, Kate Champion; Vice President, Mike Snyder; Treasurer, Brent Huff; Secretary, TBD; Beautification, Steve Carpenter; Communications, Sarah Divya; Land Use and Zoning (LUZ), Max Ade; Transportation, TBD; Public Safety, TBD; Social, TBD; Trolleys, Steve Carpenter; Webmaster, Christian...

Launch of the Winter Mini Market

By Carlen Ruth Hultgren The East Atlanta Village Farmer’s Market (EAVFM) is pleased to announce that the EAV Winter Mini Market is officially on the calendar. The inaugural event is slated for January 12 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm, and continue every Thursday through March 16, when the market eeks into Spring. Katie and the crew...

Do You Enjoy Books and Looking to Get Involved in the Community?  This is the place for you!

By Constance Franklin The Friends of the East Atlanta Library (FEAL) are volunteers who support a strong public library system for the benefit of the community. The FEAL Board is currently looking to fill a position for Treasurer.   Friends’ volunteers enrich the library in many ways by: Volunteering to help with many important tasks and projects...

SMAWG Neighborhood Update

By Brent Huff, SMAWG Co-Chair The South Moreland Avenue Working Group (SMAWG) held its regular meeting with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and the Atlanta Department of Transportation (ATLDOT) on Wednesday evening. SMAWG announces the following updates. Speed Feedback Signs - The two locations are being finalized and they should be installed as early as...

New Year’s BATL Tour

By Henry Bryant Finish off the holiday week at 2:00pm on Sunday January 2 with a walking tour of the historic Battlefield of the Battle of Atlanta. It’s a great opportunity to get out of the house (or send the family out) for a break and a walk through history in the neighborhood. One of...

Month of Holiday Cheer at Southern Feed Store

By Guilherme Shakespeare As its first year in business comes to a close, Southern Feed Store (SFS) has a rollicking December planned.   December 9 marked the grand opening of TKO, the Korean street food eatery offering lunch and dinner delicacies. Only one booth remains for lease at SFS, but a diverse stable of pop-up food vendors is...
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