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First Lady Obama Makes Stop in East Atlanta to Discuss "Let's Move"

First Lady Obama Makes Stop in East Atlanta to Discuss "Let's Move"

ATLANTA -- (East Atlanta Commnunity Association) Touting what she called a fundamental shift in how America lives and eats, first lady Michelle Obama made Georgia her prime stop Wednesday to celebrate the first anniversary of her "Let's Move" campaign aimed at improving children's health. 

"You can't ignore the fact that we have a crisis with childhood obesity," said Burgess-Peterson Principal Robin Robbins, who greeted Obama when she arrived at the school earlier Wednesday among dignitaries that included Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson.

Students practically tripped over each other to give Obama a hug, which she dispensed freely.

Operation Boot Camp Offers Grant Park Residents $50 Off

Operation Boot Camp Offers Grant Park Residents $50 Off

ATLANTA -- Operation Boot Camp is a 30-day, co-ed outdoor fitness program that features outdoor workouts, daily nutritional coaching and an enthusiastic instructor team to motivate you towards your ultimate fitness goals. Our workouts are challenging and fun – and, more importantly, are designed for people of all fitness levels. 

The results are life-changing: a fit, toned body, increased self-confidence, and improved strength and endurance. Jump start your fitness routine today – morning or evening!  For more information and camper testimonials visit www.operationbootcamp.com or call 888.7.FIT.NOW.  

Campers meet in the Grant Park parking lot located off of Boulevard (lower level by the Park entrance).

Share Your Vision for the City of Atlanta with City Planners - Attend a Community Meeting

Share Your Vision for the City of Atlanta with City Planners - Attend a Community Meeting

MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND!

The City of Atlanta Office of Planning is working with all citizens, businesses and community groups in the development of the 2011 Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP).  You're invited to attend any of the first round of meetings of the 2011 CDP to share your vision for Atlanta and to discuss issues and opportunities, as we work to develop a blueprint for city growth and development. Community meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. and meeting dates are as follows:

  • Feb. 3, 2011 - Adamsville Recreation Center, 365 Cleveland Ave., SE
  • Feb. 7, 2011 - Hillside Facility, 1301 Monroe Drive, NE
  • Feb. 10, 2011 - Martha Brown UMC, 468 Moreland Ave.
  • Feb. 15, 2011 - Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3003 Howell Mill Rd., NW, Room B-110
  • Feb. 17, 2011 - Mt.

City of Atlanta Solid Waste Services Resume Friday, January 14, 2011

City of Atlanta Solid Waste Services Resume Friday, January 14, 2011

ATLANTA --- The Department of Public Works will resume collection of household garbage on Friday, January 14, 2011.  Route collections have been delayed due to hazardous road conditions and limited access to our transfer stations. We will work through the weekend to ensure completion of household garbage citywide as follows:

  • Friday, January 14, 2011 - Sunday, January 16, 2011
    Household Garbage Collection Resumes Citywide
  • Monday, January 17, 2011
    No collections due to M L King, Jr.

City of Atlanta Asks Residents to Move Abandoned Cars for Road Treatment

City of Atlanta Asks Residents to Move Abandoned Cars for Road Treatment

The City of Atlanta is shifting its focus to clean neighborhoods and side streets of the snow/ice left over from the snow storm that came in on Sunday night.  We are asking the citizens of Atlanta to immediately remove their vehicle from the city streets (both legally parked/abandoned vehicles) so efforts can be made to clean the snow/ice off the roadway. 

The equipment being used is heavy equipment; if vehicles are left on the roadway they may become damaged as these trucks are attempting to clean the roadway. 

Those vehicles that were left abandoned by the owners who could not negotiate the snow/ice may result in the vehicle being towed from the roadway at the owner’s expense. 

 

Solid Waste Collection Delayed Until Roads Improve

Solid Waste Collection Delayed Until Roads Improve

The City of Atlanta desires to keep you informed.  Please be advised that Solid waste collections are delayed due to hazardous road conditions and limited access to our solid waste transfer stations. 

The Department of Public Works will begin collection of routes as road conditions improve. We will work to ensure completion of citywide collection.  Yard trimming collections are delayed until further notice. All route collections are dependent upon weather conditions and accessibility.

To report dangerous ice conditions on streets or traffic signal problems, such as outages, please contact 404.546.2615 or 404.853.3200.

 

“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.