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The Atlanta Police Department Needs Your Help

The Atlanta Police Department Needs Your Help

The Atlanta Police Department needs your help in locating a suspect that robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Glenwood Park, today.

On Thursday, January 6, 2011, at 12:15 p. m. the bank, located at 2283 Glenwood Avenue, Southeast was robbed.  The subject in this photo is wanted for that robbery. 

He is described as a black male, 5’3 to 5’5, 150-160 lbs., and approximately 30-35 years of age. 

Any information on the identity of this suspect, call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at (404) 577-TIPS (8477). 

Department of Watershed Management Issues Irrigation System Reminder

 Department of Watershed Management Issues Irrigation System Reminder

Via the Department of Watershed Management -- The Department of Watershed Management reminds its customers that irrigation systems should be shut down when the temperatures drop below freezing to prevent overspray from freezing on sidewalks and streets and causing accidents/injuries. Irrigation systems installed after 2007 must by law have rain sensors that shut the system down when it is raining or when temperatures fall below 32 degrees F. 

“Bring One for the Chipper” at Grant Park

“Bring One for the Chipper” at Grant Park

On Saturday, January 8th the Grant Park Conservancy (GPC) will host the environmental initiative, “Bring One for the Chipper”. GPC has been involved in this program for ten years. Once the trees are chipped, they are then used in the park for erosion control, to protect sensitive planting areas and to provide habitats for small mammals and birds.

The “Bring One for the Chipper” promotion is free of charge. Participants must bring an unadorned Christmas tree and the Conservancy will handle the rest. Parking for this event is free.

“Bring One for the Chipper” will be held at Grant Park, near the Gazebo; use the entrance cloeset to the pool. Grant Park is located at 401 Memorial Drive, Southeast in Atlanta. For more information call 404-521-0938 or visit the Grant Park Conservancy online.  

“Eat for the Trees” at The Shed at Glenwood, January 11th

 “Eat for the Trees” at The Shed at Glenwood, January 11th

When the Grant Park community lost fifteen tress, last year, the Grant Park Neighborhood Association’s (GPNA) went to work and coordinated four Dine Outs in January they’re called “Eat for the Trees”.

In an effort to promote the GPNA’s commitment to the environment, The Home Depot Foundation will match contributions to the Grant Park Conservancy (GPC) up to $20,000. On January 11th, The Shed at Glenwood, is generously participating in an extended dine-out to take advantage of this great opportunity.

Additionally, the City Parks Arborist has identified 35 trees which are diseased or dead and must be removed this season.

Metro Atlanta Home Values Sink to 2000 Levels

Metro Atlanta Home Values Sink to 2000 Levels

ATLANTA -- The S&P Case-Shiller Index, released last week, shows home sale prices in Metro Atlanta are where they were 10 years ago.

A trip to one in-town neighborhood highlights the slipping values.

A tidy, freshly painted craftsman style bungalow sits across the street from the Zoo Atlanta with a sweeping view of the park. It's prime real estate for Grant Park, but the value of this house, like many houses across Metro Atlanta, has been steadily falling. Owners bought the home in 2002 for $266,500 but Fulton County tax records appraise it today at just $230,000, an $80,000 drop in value from 2009.

Sliding home values have landed Metro Atlanta back where it was exactly a decade ago. Whatever you paid for your house then is hopefully what you can get for it now.

Technology Expert’s Warning to Parents: Do You Know What Your Child is Doing Online?

Technology Expert’s Warning to Parents: Do You Know What Your Child is Doing Online?

TANKOH Launches Mommy & Me Computers

In today’s global and virtual world, the need for parents to have full control over their child’s online activity has become a high necessity as compared to previous decades. With children as young as three years of age being increasingly savvy with technology, parents need to protect their families from becoming a statistic of online predators.  According to reports, three in ten victims of online child predator cases appear to be aged 6 and under – with five percent apparently younger than two years of age which runs parallel to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) report, a division in charge of  closing illegal internet content. More than three quarters of these child victims are girls.

Atlanta Children's Shelter holds annual "Holiday House"

Atlanta Children's Shelter holds annual "Holiday House"

In 1986, the Junior League of Atlanta created the Atlanta Children’s Shelter to serve homeless families.