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GRANT PARK: Residents resilent after BeltLine park hit by vandals

GRANT PARK: Residents resilent after BeltLine park hit by vandals

ATLANTA -- After a $4.5 million restoration, D.H. Stanton Park in Southeast Atlanta along the Atlanta BeltLine has been hit by vandals.

According to Atlanta Business Chronicle columnist Maria Saporta's Saporta Report blog, the park has been littered with graffiti. The graffiti, in the words of one Atlanta councilperson, is not even the type that could be considered art.

The graffiti and other vandalism has been cleaned up by the Peoplestown community already.

The park had reopened May 14 after a $4.5 million restoration, and according to Councilmember Carla Smith's Chief of Staff, the community has been very villigent in fighting the vandals and "cleaning up after them immediately."

Sausages for Sausage Dogs!

Sausages for Sausage Dogs!
 

Eat sausages & help rescue dogs!

Thursday, June 23

All day: EAT!

Nom Nom Nom delicious sausage and know you’re helping the sausagedogs!
10% of the day’s sales benefit DREAM Dachshund Rescue’s veterinary fund!
(and 100% of FLOAT sales will be donated!

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Kicks-Off Global Volunteer Month in June

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Kicks-Off Global Volunteer Month in June

ATLANTA, GA, June 14, 2011 – For the entire month of June, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney  will encourage, recognize and reward employees for volunteering in their local community. All its  employees in Atlanta, close to 400, are encouraged to get out, volunteer their time and help their community.

On the first day of the month, employees from Petra Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney spent the day stocking the food pantry and preparing food to be donated at the Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) on Peachtree Road. BCM provides emergency assistance to families and individuals in crisis. The organization places special emphasis on preventing homelessness through education and the provision of food, clothing and financial assistance with rent and utilities.

“We are proud to be associated with a firm that puts so much emphasis and value on giving back,” said Jim Easterling, senior vice president of Petra Wealth Management Group.

Cancer Gets A 'Hat-titude'

Cancer Gets A 'Hat-titude'

 

Cancer gets a Hat-tiude and YOU can help show it off! On  Sunday, June 26th from 2pm - 6pm, the 2nd Annual "Hat-titude: Big Hat Brunch" will take place in the eclectic and artsy district of Atlanta's Castleberry Hill. Men and women from all over Atlanta, and from all walks of life, will be supporting the fight against this disease in style and sophistication! Hosted by V-103's Sytonnia Moore, and Atlanta's favorite foodie, Grace Lee, it's sure to be the most unique & positive event of the summer! 

The Ken Ford Foundation Honored as Trailblazing 21st Century Leaders

The Ken Ford Foundation Honored as Trailblazing 21st Century Leaders

 

The DeKalb Technical College Foundation (DTCF) is kicking off its second “Investing in Dreams” Gala, on Friday, June 10, 2011 at the newly-constructed, state-of-the-art, DeKalb Technical College Conference Center, located at 495 North Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston, Georgia. This event is created to pay tribute to selected individuals and organizations that are making significant contributions to education and impact in their surrounding communities.

Electric Violinist Ken Ford and the six-member board of directors of The Ken Ford Foundation is one of the seven recipients of the 2011 Investing in Dreams Award.  The Foundation is being honored for its contributions to promote education and music advocacy in our communities and schools through their community projects.

LOCAL PROFILE: Peachtrees of Atlanta, debunked

LOCAL PROFILE: Peachtrees of Atlanta, debunked

ATLANTA – In Georgia, the name Peachtree is pretty common, considering the state’s nickname, “The Peach State”. And, perhaps the most confusing thing, for out-of-towners, to learn is how to distinguish between the different ones.

Seemingly, everywhere one looks there is a Peachtree something. From schools, to streets, to stores the Peachtree is one of the most visible hallmarks in the metro area.

Even Native Atlantans get lost or confused about which Peachtree is which because a new Peachtree pops up every couple of years. So to help debunk their differences the “Where U Live” team has compiled a list of a couple.

Perhaps the most popular Peachtree of them all, Peachtree Street, is one of the most notable street names in the southern portion of the United States.  The street runs the entire span of Downtown Atlanta into the Buckhead neighborhood, where it turns into Peachtree Road.

Grant Park Opening Day Pool Party, today at 2:30pm

Grant Park Opening Day Pool Party, today at 2:30pm

Atlanta, GA --  Slip on the flippers and throw on the goggles. The annual opening of the Grant Park Pool is only one week away.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

Swimming officially starts again on Monday, May 30th (Memorial Day) at the Grant Park Pool, located at 625 Park Avenue in the beautiful 132-acre Grant Park.

In honor of this annual rite of summer, District 1 Atlanta City Councilmember Carla Smith will host the annual Grant Park Pool Opening Day Party from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m. on the pool deck.