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Volume 19 Number 6

Dazzling Designs

JUNE 2013

Books by Local Authors –Page 4

Summer Film Festivals –Page 22


Beer Bonanza –Page 28



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CONTENTS Our mission: Published monthly since 1994, Atlanta INtown provides its readers with hyperlocal news and information that helps foster a sense of community in a dynamic urban setting. Live, work and play—we cover everything that makes our city home.

CONTACT US Editorial Collin Kelley INtown Editor collin@atlantaintownpaper.com (404) 917-2200, ext. 102 Contributors Cameron Adams, Wendy G. Binns, Ann Taylor Boutwell, Patrick Dennis, Elizabeth P. Holmes, Tom Oder, Dan Popovic, Clare S. Richie, Chuck Stanley, Tim Sullivan Submissions Article queries and calendar submissions should be emailed to collin@atlantaintownpaper.com Advertising David Burleson david@atlantaintownpaper.com (404) 917-2200, ext. 104 Linda Howell linda@atlantaintownpaper.com (404) 917-2200, ext. 105 Janet Porter janet@atlantaintownpaper.com (404) 917-2200, ext. 103 Circulation/ Subscriptions Each month, 37,000 copies of Atlanta INtown are mailed to homes and distributed to businesses in and around ZIP codes 30306, 30307, 30309, 30324 and 30329. For delivery information, call (404) 917-2200, ext. 110.


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IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Books By Local Authors ....................... 4-5 Editor’s Letter ...........................................4 Health Briefs .............................................6 Summer Running Tips..............................7 TimmyDaddy ............................................9 Movie Ministry ........................................10 Street Fashion ........................................10 History Center Garden ...........................12 A Look Back ...........................................14 Pets.........................................................15


Wendy Binns and Steve Levene

By Wendy Binns

TimmyDaddy, p. 9

Buckhead Alcohol Sales ........................16 Business Briefs.......................................19

GO GREEN Power To Change ...................................20 Eco-Briefs ...............................................21 Vanpalooza.............................................21

THE STUDIO Summer Film Festivals ...........................22 June Festival Guide ................................24 Intown Datebooks ..................................25 Atlanta PlanIt Listings .............................26 The Thinking Artist ..................................27

Pet Pick, p. 15

NEWS YOU CAN EAT Beer Festivals .........................................28 Sweet Peach Revival ..............................29 Quick Bites .............................................30

HOME & REAL ESTATE Modern Home Tour ................................31 Real Estate Briefs ...................................32 Outdoor Rooms......................................34 Before & After .........................................36 Recycled Garden ...................................38

Outdoor Rooms, p. 34

ABOUT THE COVER This month’s cover by photographer Fredrik Brauer features the Sarvis residence in Buckhead, which is on the upcoming Modern Home Tour, June 8-9. The Earthcraft-certified home is constructed with local stone, cypress, European stucco and commercial glass. For more information about the Modern Home Tour and Design Is Human Week, turn to Page 31.

I have exciting news to share! It’s with great pleasure that I introduce you to the new owner of Atlanta INtown. This month INtown joined Springs Publishing, which produces the biweekly Reporter Newspapers in Buckhead, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. Collin Kelley remains as editor, and he has already collaborated with the Reporter staff to produce this June issue. As you flip through, you’ll see most of the same writers, columnists and topics you’ve come to know and love. There are new opportunities for advertisers and the product has more potential to develop and grow. Internally, the company now has increased efficiency with a bigger, more diverse team of talent. On that note, I’d like to congratulate staff writer and Poncey-Highland resident Melissa Weinman for her recent award as “Rising Star” from the Atlanta Press Club! The publisher of INtown and Reporter Newspapers is Steve Levene. He has been in the industry for more than 30 years, starting with the Wall Street Journal. Steve and I have been friends over the years – in fact, this development emerged over a casual breakfast at OK Café. Mom always said it’s the most important meal of the day. So, I’d like to congratulate Steve and the team on the expansion and opportunities ahead. As for me, after my breast cancer diagnosis and treatments, I have a new lease on life. I’m slowing down a bit to enjoy my renewed health and to spend time with my adopted son, husband, family, friends and hobbies. As any small business owner knows, there isn’t much time to catch your breath. But, the sale of INtown allows me to take a muchneeded breather. Timing is everything. I have one more thing to say to my former co-workers, contributors, advertisers and readers – thank you. Such great friends, so much fun, so many memories. I am grateful. Here’s to great things ahead!

See you soon, P.S. I hope you will stay in touch. You can find me on LinkedIn.

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IN the Neighborhood FEATURES, NEWS & EVENTS


A grandmother’s lifelong dream realized in new memoir By Clare S. Richie “All I could say was, Yes Ma’am,” the epilogue reads. With a gulp and a leap of faith, Angie Howell promised to fulfill her grandmother’s lifelong dream of publishing her stories. Three years later, and with the loving help of family and friends, Excerpts from the Life of a Good Bad Girl, or a Bad Good Girl is now available at Amazon.com. The author, Mary Louise Shipp Dukes – known to her granddaughter Angie as “Ma” – was a child of the Great Depression, prankster, packrat, beloved teacher, and loving grandmother. Ma wrote, “I have always been a storyteller and a closet writer. (My) notebooks have stories I wanted my children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren to know, thoughts I needed to put down on paper, or happy memories I didn’t want to forget.” In March 2010, when Ma asked Angie to fulfill her dream, somehow she knew she didn’t have much time left. Three months later, Ma was diagnosed with

Angie Howell with daughters Claire and Anna.

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As the song goes, “times they are a-changin’,” and in the case of Atlanta INtown, this change is very good. Last month, INtown officially became part of the Springs Publishing family, which puts out the bi-weekly Reporter Newspapers (ReporterNewspapers.net). As you will see in this issue, INtown remains unchanged with our eclectic mix of stories about the community, food, arts, business and real estate intact. Your favorite contributors – like Ann Boutwell’s history roundup and Tim Sullivan’s hilarious parenting column – are still here, too. And I’m still here as your editor. I’ll be writing more stories and attending more events over the coming months, and I look forward to seeing many of you again or meeting for the first time. I’m also still handling INtown’s website and social media, so if you have stories, events or news tips, be sure to keep them coming at the email below. Readers will also notice some new names as we pool our resources with the Reporter Newspapers to bring you more news and information about the community that you can use. As INtown approaches its 20th

liver cancer. Angie worked as fast as she could but realized securing a book contract would take more time than Ma had. Angie and her cousin Anne Dukes came up with an interim plan to make a book using Shutterfly. Angie was to present this version to Ma at her 86th birthday party, but instead the preacher read from it at her funeral. Ma’s passing strengthened Angie’s commitment to fulfill her promise. Publishers wanted more context and Angie’s childhood friend Nancy Fullbright was there to lend a hand. For each excerpt, Angie and Nancy pulled content from Ma’s notebooks, letters and conversations. They added historic context and likely quotes, but stayed true to Ma’s vision. “These are the stories Ma wanted to tell.” Angie reflected. “It’s bittersweet that Ma did not live to see the published book,” Angie says. But Ma’s voice lives on in her memories of the Great Depresssion, World War II and beyond. She would be proud of what her granddaugher has accomplished on her behalf.

anniversary, I cannot say thank you enough to the loyal readers, advertisers and contributors that have made us such a success. Our mission remains to bring you stories about people, places, events and organizations that you won’t read anywhere else. With your continued support, INtown will continue to grow and thrive. With summer upon us, the Intown events calendar is in overdrive. The Modern Atlanta Home Tour which graces our cover is not to be missed. You can read more about it on Page 31 and also be sure to check out all the events surrounding Design Is Human Week. If you’re a movie buff like me, then you are already planning to attend one of the city’s film festivals. I’m particularly excited to see the 50th anniversary screening of The Birds at the Coca-Cola Summer Movie Series at the Fox Theatre. Check out the full line-up on Page 22. Here’s a confession: I don’t like beer. It goes against my English-Irish genetic make-up, but I’ve just never had a taste for it. Give me a glass of red instead. If you are a beer fan, then the summer beer festivals on tap should immediately go in your calendar. See Page 28 for all the frothy goodness. And, please, remember to drink responsibly. Happy Summer! A t l a n t a I n t o w n P a p e r. c o m

More Books By Local Authors Rich Georgian Strangely Shot by Tom Hughes (McFarland Publishers) The true story of a 1912 domestic shooting that grabbed headlines in Atlanta. Gene Grace, a young Atlanta businessman, was found shot in the locked bedroom of his fashionable home in Midtown. Daisy, his flashily dressed wife from Philadelphia, was soon arrested on a charge of assault with intent to murder. Gene was left paralyzed but, more importantly, he was powerless legally. Under Georgia law, he could not testify against his wife. Prosecutors were forced to rely instead upon the circumstantial evidence of an alleged “diabolical plot.” Hot Ice by Gregg Loomis (Open Road Media) Jason Peters is a painter, animal lover, and classicalmusic enthusiast and a deadly assassin. He works

for NARCOM, a corporation that prides itself on doing what the CIA cannot. But after an extremely successful career, he has decided to retire to a small island off the Italian coast, promising his girlfriend that he’s through with his deadly past. Unfortunately, his past isn’t quite through with him. Hot Ice picks up where Gates of Hades left off in Loomis’ ongoing series. Skin in the Game by R.P. Finch (Livingston Press) A stodgy, mega law firm, an urban strip club, the Mob, the CIA and a quantum physics lab all come into play after a young scientist creates a revolutionary code-breaking system that could have extraordinary consequences.

Streets of Atlanta: The Gate City by Candi Carrera (Bibliotheque nationale

de Luxembourg). Luxembourg-based photographer Carrera created this document of summer in Atlanta during last year’s heat wave. From CNN Center to Centennial Park and Peachtree Street to Woodruff Park, this is a portrait of a sizzling city. A Raft of Grief: Poems by Chelsea Rathburn (Autumn House Press) Award-winning poet Rathburn probes the varieties and nuances of love and relationships with what fellow poet Stephen Dunn calls “unsparing lucidity.” From Atlanta to Paris to Poland, Rathburn documents the end of one relationship and the promise of another. The Awkward Poses of Others: Poems by Robert Wood (WordTech Editions) These short, spare poems explore below the surface of famous artworks and films – a form called ekphrasis – to mine personal emotions and the lasting influence of the observed work on generations past and future.

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Gov. Nathan Deal has signed the Return-to-Play Act of 2013 to help improve the management of concussions in school and recreational leagues around the state. As part of its role in preventing, diagnosing and treating concussion patients, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has launched a new online portal at choa.org/concussiontools equipped with extensive videos and resources to help primary care physicians and first-response caregivers - coaches, athletic trainers, nurses and families provide appropriate and effective care to people impacted by concussions. Bill Foley is the new Executive Director of Support Services at DeKalb Medical, where he will oversee supply chain operations, facility operations, environmental services, food and nutrition services and security. He has more than 36 years of health care operations experience working for organizations such

as Northside, Egleston Children’s, North Fulton, Emory Dunwoody and Emory Northlake, Atlanta Medical Center and most recently Northeast Georgia Health System. Piedmont Hospital social worker Moira Keller has been chosen as the recipient of the first-ever Crossroads Hospice Caring More Award given to a social worker who goes above and beyond for his/her patients and community.

At a breakfast held in her honor, Moira received $500 to present to Piedmont Hospital’s Sixty Plus Older Adult Services Program. Pictured here is Jennifer Anderson, Executive Director of Crossroads Hospice with Moira Keller (right), Caring More Award recipient. (Photo Edward Zeltser) The radiation oncology departments at Piedmont Atlanta and Piedmont Fayette (piedmont.org) hospitals recently achieved accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This accreditation is achieved by only a small percentage of community hospitals and less than 10 percent of clinics receive accreditation during the first review like Piedmont.

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Running Tips

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The weather has finally warmed up, which means more and more people are out jogging and running. But just because the weather is fine, there are still tips to follow that will prevent damage and illness from the heat. Thanks to certified trainer Sherry Oswalt with Divas Run (divasrun.com) for offering up these tips.


Lighten up: Wear moisture-wicking and light-colored running wear that allow the skin to breathe and allow the body’s core temperature to stay cooler as we run into more warm and humid temps.


Lather on the sunscreen: Exposed skin during the spring and summer can increase your risk of skin cancer and not just at the pool. Be sure to apply sunscreen to arms and legs as well as the face before heading out the door.


Hydrate: Runners in the Southeast are the most dehydrated of all runners due to our hot and humid climate that produces extra sweat. A water loss of just 2 percent of body weight can create a heat imbalance and impair circulatory function. The general rule is to drink 4 – 8 ounces of fluid (water is best) every 15 – 20 minutes during exercise.


Run with the chickens: The earlier in the day you run, the cooler the temps and you run the least amount of risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. If you must run later in the day during hotter temps, pay attention to the warning signs of heat illness and back off or stop running ASAP.


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TimmyDaddy By Tim Sullivan

Family Dynamics – 70s Style I’m one of 10 kids, eighth in line. Yes, Irish. Yes, Catholic and no, that isn’t even all of us in the photo because my little sister wasn’t born yet. I am dumbfounded as to how my parents managed. I think the recipe called for gracious measures of coupons and casseroles, hand-me-downs, patience and faith. Let’s compare family dynamics in the late 1970’s versus those in 2013 through the microcosm of the family wagon shall we? We’d all squeeze into a 1971 Ford LTD Country Squire with the wood paneling for family outings. It was roughly the size of a hotel room and handled like a Boston Whaler. It only had AM radio but they spun tunes like Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” so who could complain? In the summer, we’d go to the YMCA in Greenwich, CT, which was just over the line from White Plains, NY where we grew up. This was essentially our “country club” (and to my knowledge not attended by anyone who actually lived Greenwich). My parents would typically share the front with one of the middle children. Dad would prop his left elbow out the

open window and enjoy a smoke during the 15-minute drive. The center bench held four or five across, possibly a smaller child on the lap of one of the big kids. Seatbelts shmeatbelts. It was the 70s, so the shorts were short and if our exposed thighs weren’t sticking to the vinyl seats, they were sticking to each other. Why fuss though when soon enough we’d be in the pool, which was tantamount to Shangri-La and would cleanse us of any stress, sweat or wayward peanut butter. The way-back, as we inhabitants called it, had a pair of mini-bench seats that would flip up and face each other. Four of us sat knee-to-knee with nothing better to do than hold staring contests or compete over who could spot the most Volkswagen Beetles. Rare protests for a better seat assignment were met with a terse declaration, “I’m older.” Entirely inconceivable to me now, it would just end there. Fast forward to 2013 and the Chrysler Town & Country minivan I now use to cart our family of four around town. Each kid has a comfy booster seat contained within

their own bucket seat. There is satellite radio, CD and DVD players and about 84 cup holders. Seatbelts galore! Each passenger can be cooled or warmed to their preferred degree. While sizable, it pretty much drives like a regular car. On longer trips we’ll keep one of the kids’ car seats in the middle row and put the other in the third row. As chauffeur, I get the better gig by far. Kristen sits in the middle to serve as waitress, maid and movie theatre operator. They cycle through snacks and drinks and DVD’s like a pack of stoned frat boys, but it is so much better than fighting or a refrain of Are we there yet? And that’s not to say there aren’t complaints, because there are still plenty. I’ve tried using “Because I’m the Dad, Tim Sullivan and his family circa 1970s. and I say so,” but my kids changed though and while some of it is are like pint sized attorneys who aptly progress, it’s hard not be nostalgic for pick apart seemingly airtight cases. simpler times. I would love more than I am now the age my parents were anything for my kids to have a chance to when they had their tenth child, so sit knee-to-knee in the back of that old griping about the difficulties of raising wagon, heading up highway 684, AM two should be accompanied by the world’s radio on, windows down, and catch a smallest violin. Times and norms have whiff of my Dad’s unfiltered Salem.

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INtown Faith


Druid Hills Baptist reaches homeless through films By Collin Kelley INtown Editor Druid Hills Baptist Church is known for programs for members and the greater community, but one of the more unique ministries is Intown Movie Night. Held the first Thursday of every month, the church opens up its social hall at 1085 Ponce de Leon Ave. for the homeless to come in, have a meal and watch a recent film. Community Chaplain Allen Jones said movie night has grown by word of mouth with an average of 40 people in attendance. Some of the recent films shown include Argo, Skyfall and The Avengers. Jones said facilities manager Jim

Wright selects the films and always goes for action or comedy, since those are the most popular with guests. “The guys who come in are appreciative,” Jones said. “It gives them a chance to get something to eat and have some entertainment. We have quite a few regulars who are here every month, while some just for food and go on their way.” Jones said volunteers are needed to help prepare food and refreshments – sandwiches, popcorn and lemonade – from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and a second shift to serve and clean up from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. If you would like more information, contact Jones at allenjon@ bellsouth.net or visit dhbc.org.

Along with the Intown Movie Night ministry, Druid Hills Baptist Church also offers fitness classes and the opportunity to explore meditation and interfaith dialogue at The Selah Center. The church will also the annual Artlantis Arts & Music Festival on June 1. For more about the festival, visit artlantisfestival. wordpress.com.

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History Center adds to its gardens with a new ‘front door’ By Tom Oder The Atlanta History Center has a new front door. This door, however, doesn’t replace the one at McElreath Hall, the center’s main building, which houses a treasure trove of Atlanta’s historical records. This new entrance is at the corner of Slaton Drive and West Paces Ferry Road. The center’s new pedestrian and garden entrance to its 33-acre forested campus is called Veterans Park to honor America’s servicemen and servicewomen. The park opened to the public over Memorial Day weekend and had a formal dedication on May 27. The new park replaces the green space that had been at the Slaton Drive and West Paces Ferry Road intersection since 2000. That space, called Veterans Plaza, honored veterans of the Vietnam War. Veterans Park honors men and women who served in World Wars I and II, the Korean and Vietnam wars, and recent conflicts such as those in Afghanistan and Iraq. Larger than the original park, Veterans Park includes a walled contemplative garden, a water feature, a seating area, and stations where visitors can use QR codes on mobile phones to

hear oral histories of veterans. “With the redesign of Veterans Park, we are trying to become more accessible and relevant to nearby residents and visitors,” said Jackson McQuigg, vice president of properties for the History Center. In addition to being a new entrance, McQuigg said History Center officials are encouraging people who live and work nearby to bring their lunch to the park on a regular basis and enjoy the new space. “Access to Veterans Park will be free and it will have free wi-fi,” McQuigg emphasized. “People can even park in the History Center parking deck and walk to Veterans Park. The History Center parking,” he added with a chuckle, “is also free.” “The new garden is in keeping with the History Center’s vision that gardens featuring native plants are as much a part of the state’s history as the manuscripts, maps and photographs in its research center,” said center spokesperson Leigh Massey. The center offers 22 acres with five featured gardens, woodlands and nature trails that showcase the state’s horticultural history. The most popular of the gardens, the Smith Family Gardens, should now

be in glorious bloom, said Sarah Roberts, the History Center’s historic gardens curator. This garden features an 1860s farm setting with flower and vegetable gardens, a slave’s garden, a fruit orchard and field crop area. Some ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER farm animals are Veterans Park will honor those who served in both World Wars, the back after being Korean and Vietnam wars, and recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghaniaway for several stan. It will include a walled, contemplative garden, a water feature, years. There seating area and other ammenities. are four sheep, including two the Asian-American garden of Japanese lambs, a rooster and chickens that will maples that is remarkable in any season help bring the farm experience alive. but bursts with color in the fall. A stroller and wheelchair accessible Even with all the beautiful, rare and trail leads to the other gardens: the endangered plants to see in the gardens, quarry garden that features the state one of the delights in strolling through champion Franklin Tree (the largest the towering urban forest and listening to Franklinia altamaha in cultivation birds sing in the canopy is what visitors in Georgia), long extinct in the wild; don’t see and hear. It doesn’t take long the lavish gardens of boxwoods and to forget that Buckhead’s office towers, roses at the 1920s Swan House; the glitzy shopping, dining spots and traffic rhododendron garden featuring shadeon Peachtree and Roswell roads are loving plants that thrive in Atlanta; and located only several blocks away.

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A Look Back Ann Taylor Boutwell June 2, 1879: When Mermaid, a twoyear-old registered Jersey cow arrived in Atlanta, her owner, Henry Seltzer, had a grazing issue. Since 1867, the German crockery dealer had a reputation for financial discretion. He constructed a three-story brick building, at 16 North Broad Street, located between Marietta and Walton streets. It served as shop, storage and family residence, but no greenspace for the cow. Buying four acres of Richard Peters’ land was the solution. It encompassed today’s Peachtree, Sixth, Seventh and Juniper streets. Locals later labeled it Seltzer’s block, usually mocking the owner’s paying $2,500 just to graze a cow. Seltzer reacted with a knowing grin, based on the conviction that both cow and pasture were sound investments. Mermaid died about 1884, and in June, 1885, Seltzer’s unexpected death followed. In 1889, Leak & Lyle auctioneers sold the old Seltzer block at $81,000. Located in today’s Midtown, the site is now home to the Viewpoint and rising 100 6th Street buildings.

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June 14, 1928: Atlanta Shriners, their families, and dignitaries gathered on the northwest corner of Peachtree Street and Ponce DeLeon Avenue for the laying of the cornerstone for the Yaarab Temple of the Mystic Shrine. It was the most important new structure to be built in 1928-1929. Designed by Marye, Alger and Vinour architectural firm and built by C.A.D. Bayley Construction Company. In January, the New York Times announced that The Fox Corporation had inked a $3 million, 21-year lease arrangement with Atlanta’s Yaarab Temple. The Fox Theater opened 18 months later on Christmas Day, 1929. June 17, 1951: Josephine Baker canceled her June 30th appearance at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP, after three white Atlanta hotels refused her accommodations. She had agreed to come under the stipulation that she would not appear before a segregated audience and that she and her troupe, made up of both black and white performers, must have accommodations in one of the city’s leading hotels. The City of Atlanta quietly agreed not to insist on segregation in the rented Municipal Auditorium. At that time, any white hotel that granted accommodations to blacks was liable to revocation of its innkeeper’s license. June 24, 1898: Hundreds turned out to view the new luxury Farlinger Apartments at 325-327 Peachtree Street, adjacent to Sacred Heart’s Catholic Church. In the lower-level gourmet grocery, strains of Wurm’s popular orchestra echoed as host

Top, The Ansley Hotel, circa 1913. Below, The Farlinger apartments, which is now the site of SunTrust Plaza on Peachtree Street.

Alexander W. Farlinger enticed his guests to sample a connoisseur’s assortment of teas, coffees, and desserts. The four-story red brick building, trimmed in granite, was designed by architect George W Laine. In 1910, William H. McKenzie, president of the Atlanta Fertilizer Works, bought the building for $125,000 and renamed the apartments The Frances, after his wife. By 1931, the building had been transformed into a small hotel. In 1982, city preservationists were urging a National Register of Historic Places designation, but a fire in 1988 eliminated that possibility. Today, Elbert Weinberg’s sculpture, Rites of Spring, stands on the site of the building in front of what is now Sun Trust Plaza. June 30, 1913: Over 400 attended the opening of the Ansley Hotel. Seated at the elaborate dinner in the banquet hall were Governor and Mrs. John Marshall Slaton and retiring Former Governor and Mrs. Joseph Mackey Brown. The hotel was named for Edwin P. Ansley, developer of Ansley Park. A t l a n t a I n t o w n P a p e r. c o m

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Mutts n’ Martinis, above, returns to the Living Room Patio at W Atlanta – Midtown this summer. Tails will be wagging at this monthly “yappy hour” in support of Atlanta nonprofit Angels Among Us Pet Rescue. Mingle with your mutts and enjoy $5 Salty Dog Martinis and special treats for the pups. The dates are June 5, July 10, Aug. 7 and Sept. 4 with each event beginning at 6 p.m. W Atlanta-Midtown is at 188 14th St. The Atlanta Humane Society’s Shop ‘N’ Adopt events continue every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the facility, 981 Howell Mill Road. You can purchase items from a wish list and give them to the AHS to directly help the animals and those who care for them. In turn, with receipt of purchase, AHS will give you a discount worth twice the amount of your gift, off of your adoption. For more information, visit atlantahumane.org.

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Buckhead explores loosening restrictions on Peachtree Road alcohol sales By Chuck Stanley Neighborhood Planning Unit-B plans to form a special committee to discuss a proposal to make it easier to sell beer and wine along Peachtree Road in Buckhead. The proposed change to the distance requirements between single-family residences and beer and wine retailers would most immediately affect a bid Total Wine to open a store in Buckhead Square Shopping Center. However, procedural concerns and resident questions about the long-term ramifications of the change have spurred concerns. In April, board members of the neighborhood planning unit voted to support legislation by Atlanta City Council to loosen restrictions on beer and wine sales along Peachtree Road. The vote, however, was contingent on any such legislation winning the support of residents of Peachtree Park and other affected neighborhoods. Then once drafted, the proposal was to come back before the NPU. Instead, legislation sponsored by

City Councilman Howard Shook to change distance requirements between beer and wine vendors and residential properties appeared on the council’s agenda shortly after the NPU gave its support to the concept. “I was pretty shocked to see a draft ordinance had already been introduced to City Council,” NPU-B board member, Jim Cosgrove told the May 7 NPU-B board meeting. “It was this board’s understanding that this was a vote on a general receptiveness to hear this proposal.” NPU-B Chair Andrea Bennett said she wrote Shook as soon as she saw the legislation had been brought to the council. “I said that we do not support it and asked that it be withdrawn or held,” Bennett told residents and NPU-B board members.” The legislation has since been held by the council. Both Cosgrove and Bennett say they had no wish to point fingers regarding the miscommunication. However, they were quick to absolve Shook of doing anything wrong.

Howard Shook “Councilman Shook has been very cooperative,” said Cosgrove. “Nobody had to argue with him [about stopping the legislation].” Attorney Kevin Leff told NPU board members that he had sent the draft legislation to Shook’s office after the board’s April meeting. However, he assured the NPU board members

that he had not misrepresented the group’s support for the legislation. “We just sent a draft in to Howard to look at,” Leff said. “There was no intention of duping anybody by slipping legislation in through the back door.” Leff said he would be happy to submit a request for a spot exemption for Total Wine, if residents opposed a blanket change along Peachtree Road. In addition to the procedural complaints, both NPU board members and residents at the meeting voiced their concerns about impact of the changes in the proposed ordinance. “It’s entirely too vague,” said Kathy Muzzy, President of the Peachtree Park Civic Association. “I think this opens up a lot of possibilities It needs to be tightened up and made more specific.” Attorney Lisa Morchower said she represents residents and businesses within NPU-B who don’t want to see alcohol sales move closer to residences. “I’d like to see it not happen,” she said. “But if it does happen, I want to see it totally redone.”

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Ambassador program unites organizations for sustainability By Collin Kelley INtown Editor As part of the Power to Change sustainability initiative, the City of Atlanta has launched the Ambassador Program to define and unite the efforts of government, business, academia and nonprofits. More than 70 businesses and organizations have already signed on to become Power to Change Ambassadors, including The Home Depot, Spelman College, The Clean Air Campaign, Ernst & Young, and the Southeast Rainwater Harvesting System Association. According to Aaron Bastian, communications and project director for the Mayor’s Office on Sustainability, the current focus is on businesses and organizations, but the program will eventually expand to individuals who want to get involved as well. Organizations are encouraged to register for the program via the new

Power to Change website, p2catl.com, which serves as both a public education resource and portal for information on sustainability measures across ten impact areas. Power to Change Ambassadors will provide information about their organizations’ sustainability efforts. Bastian said an example of an “Act of Change” is by the Coca-Cola Company. “The company has become well known for distributing rain barrels to organizations around the community to capture and re-use rainwater,” Bastain said. “Coca-Cola has now given away more than 4,000 barrels.” Here are a few Acts of Change documented: ▷ Since the October 2012 launch of Cartlanta, recycling tonnage has increased from 1,079 tons collected to 1,403 tons, an increase of 23 percent. Internally, recycling

collection rates in City Hall and other municipal buildings have increased six-fold. ▷ The original target of 15 percent energy saving by 2020 has been exceeded in the Department of Watershed Management, in general fund facilities as a group, and the Civic Center. ▷ The Home Depot has installed water

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A record-number 553 volunteers helped remove 3.7 tons of trash at the annual Sweep the Hooch multisite cleanup in April. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited and National Park Service coordinated the cleanup at 22 sites along the 48mile stretch of the river through the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, with two additional sites at the Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Of the 3.7 tons of trash removed, 0.6 tons were recycled. For more information, visit chattahoochee.org The Southface Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable convenes on the first Friday of each month from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 634 W. Peachtree St., to discuss the region’s current environmental issues – from water

to energy, urban planning to government policy and much more. Members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions, make comments, network and learn about Atlanta’s current and future opportunities for sustainable development. The next meeting is June 7. For details, visit southface.org/sart. The nonprofit Lifecycle Building Center (LBC) encourages community donations and actively salvages materials from renovation and demolition projects to sell at its retail store, 1116 Murphy Ave. It’s a great resource for do-it-yourselfers, home renovators, artists, film-set creators or anyone who needs dirt-cheap building materials and wants to help the environment. One of the shop’s biggest customers is the hit series The Walking Dead, which has purchased items as props. So far, the LBC has kept over 175,000 pounds of reusable material out of the landfill, completed 20 deconstruction projects, provided more than 30 free waste audits, and recruited more than 370 volunteers. For more, visit facebook.com/LifestyleBuildingCenter or lifestylebuildingcenter.org.

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Options website, participants will be able to log their vanpool trips, track their progress and compete for prizes. The vanpool that recruits the most new riders during the competition will win $500, which is to be divided equally among recognized vanpool participants. The runner-up vanpool will receive $400 and the third place finisher will take home $300. Existing individual vanpool participants that secure the most prospective new riders to attend informational events around Atlanta will also win $100. The runner-up will receive $50 and the third-place finisher will get $25. Employers looking to improve workplace sustainability or achieve health and wellness goals can support vanpooling in the region by encouraging their employees to start a vanpool, with guidance and access to free services from Georgia Commute Options providers. To register for Vanpoolooza and find out more about vanpooling, visit GeorgiaCommuteOptions. com/Vanpoolooza.

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By Collin Kelley INtown Editor Since Atlanta has regained its “Hollywood South” moniker with the proliferation of film studios and productions happening around the metro, it seems only fitting that a summer of movie festivals is upon us. From watching a Disney movie with the kids at Chastain Park to a stylish night at the Fabulous Fox Theatre for a Hitchcock thriller, there is something for all tastes coming to a screen near you. Movies in Central Park at Atlantic Station Atlantic Station’s annual movie series began in May, but there are still plenty of films on the calendar as the series continues through mid-August. The free movies are screened every Thursday night at dusk (except July 4) in Central Park. There will be a variety of dinner and snack options from participating restaurants. Here’s the line-up: Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows (June 6), Skyfall (June 13), Hunger Games (June 20), Man on a Ledge (June 27), Despicable Me (July 11), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (July 18), Ratatouille (July 25), Uncle Buck (Aug. 1), Ghostbusters (Aug. 18) and The Goonies (Aug. 15). For more information, visit atlanticstation.com.

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Chastain Park/Town Brookhaven Summer Movie Series The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces will present a summer of movies at Chastain in the Hilltop Meadow and on the green at Town Brookhaven. At Chastain, picnic baskets and wine are allowed and at Town Brookhaven participating restaurants will offer specials for moviegoers. The line-up: WreckIt-Ralph (May 30, Brookhaven), Ice Age: Continental Drift (June 6, Brookhaven), The Odd Life of Timothy Green (June 13, Chastain), We Bought a Zoo (June 20, Brookhaven), Warm Bodies (June 26, Chastain), Jack the Giant Slayer (June 27, Chastain), Parental Guidance (July 11, Brookhaven), The Lucky One (July 18, Chastain), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (July 25, Brookhaven) and The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Aug. 1, Chastain). For more information, visit affps.com. The Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival at the Fox Watching a film on the Fox Theatre’s giant screen is something every Atlantan should experience at least once, and the annual Coca-Cola festival is the perfect opportunity. Classics, recent blockbusters and anniversary screenings (including The Birds 50th

Anniversary) are all on tap. Before each movie, there will be vintage cartoons and a sing-along with the Mighty Mo organ. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 12 and seniors. Saturday morning cartoons are just $5. All can be purchased in advance at foxatltix.com. The line-up was incomplete at press time, but here’s what we know so far: Raiders of the Lost Ark (June 14, 7:30 p.m.), Saturday Morning Cartoons (June 15, 10 a.m.), Oz The Great and Powerful (June 15, 7:30 p.m.), 42 (June 21, 7:30 p.m.) Finding Nemo: 10th Anniversary (June 22, 2 p.m.), Les Misérables (June 22, 7:30 p.m.), The Birds: 50th Anniversary (June 23, 4 p.m.), Django Unchained (July 26, 7:30 p.m.), The Croods (July 27, 2 p.m.), Lawrence of Arabia: Director’s Cut (July 28, 4 p.m.), Saturday Morning Cartoons (Aug. 17, 10 a.m.), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Aug. 18, 4 p.m.). Check foxtheatre.org to see announcements about more films in the series. Flicks on 5th The 8th annual Flicks on 5th Summer Film Series kicks off June 5 for a month of recent hits. The free movies will be screened at dusk on Wednesday nights on the 5th Street Bridge in Midtown’s Technology Square. Pre-movie entertainment, activities and free popcorn (while supplies last) begins at 7 p.m. Bring A t l a n t a I n t o w n P a p e r. c o m


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June Festival Guide By Collin Kelley INtown Editor SummerFest The annual Virginia Highland neighborhood festival returns for its 30th anniversary year on June 1-2. There will be a 5K road race, artist market, a cycle ride to remember the late Atkin’s Park restaurant founder Warren Bruno, a kidfest with activities and plenty of food. There will also be live music on two stages from Frets on Fire, The Famous Buddies, Radiolucent, The Revivalists, Jason Isbell, Atlanta Symphony Brass Quartet, Galen Crader, Sailing to Denver and Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. For a complete list of activities, visit vahi.org. Atlanta Fringe Festival The second annual Atlanta Fringe Festival is set for June 5-9 with 24 productions from 10 states involved

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in this year’s event. The productions were selected in the most democratic, unjuried way imaginable: by randomly drawing them from a hat. The theater events will be staged around Intown at 7 Stages, The Village Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, The Horizon School Theatre and The Mask Center. Some of the Georgia companies taking part include 7 Stages, OnStage Atlanta. Thimblerig Circus and Twinhead Theatre. Companies from Louisiana, Illinois, Indiana, Washington and Connecticut will also bringing their shows to Atlanta. The hallmark of the festival is original, nontraditional work that celebrates diverse and multi-cultural artistic expression. To see the full line-up of events, visit atlantafringe.org or at the Facebook page, facebook.com/atlantafringe.

around Peachtree Hills Park. There will be more than 150 artists on hand selling and exhibiting paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, metal, glass and more. Also expect food from local food trucks and vendors, activities for kids and live music. For more information, visit peachtreehillsfestival.com.

Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts The 2nd annual Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts is set for June 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in and

Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde If music is your thing then the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center has you covered all summer long with its annual Jazz on the Lawn series. The concerts kick of June 15 at 7:30 p.m. with Serenata Band, offering up jazz with a Latin twist. Coming up later in the series: Joe Gransden & Maria Howell (June

29), Bernard Linnette (July 13), Faith (July 27) and Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo Band (Aug. 10). Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and a picnic. Tickets are $15 in advance at callanwolde.org or $20 at the door. In case of rain, concerts will moved inside the Callanwolde mansion.

Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces will present this brand new event on June 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Atlanta’s newest greenspace on the Atlanta BeltLine. There will be artists, food, live music, activities for kids and more. Visitors are encouraged to bike or walk to the festival on the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. For more information, visit oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com.

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The 5th annual Dancers Unite Against Cancer, the primary fundraising event for the Nancy Falco Fund Limited (NFF), will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Defoor Centre, 1710 Defoor Ave. The event features professional performances by top Atlanta dancers, a dance party with a local DJ, live music, dinner, boutique room, as well as the introduction of the 2013 Nancy Falco Fund recipient. The cost is $20 in advance and $30 at the door the day of the event. To purchase advance tickets, visit dancersunite.com.

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Northside Hospital will host a Baby Alumni Birthday Party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Zoo Atlanta. All families of children ever born at Northside HospitalAtlanta in Sandy Springs, Northside Hospital-Cherokee in Canton and Northside Hospital-Forsyth in Cumming are welcome to attend. The event will take place rain or shine. Children and their families will be treated to face painting, arts and crafts, a DJ, dance contests and more. For more information, visit www.northside.com.

June 8

Tunes from the Tombs returns to the grounds of historic Oakland Cemetery from 1 to 8 p.m. This fundraising event features musicians performing in and among Oakland’s monuments, mausoleums and renowned gardens. This year’s lineup includes Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Old 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra, Atlanta Funk Society, Bird City Revolutionaries, The Bonaventure Quartet (featuring Amy Pike), Caroline and the Ramblers, Roxie Watson, Slim Chance and the Convicts, Rolling Nowhere, Little Country Giants, Wasted Potential Brass Band and more. There will also be food from local food trucks, beer, wine, free mini-tours and a fortuneteller. Advance tickets are available at TicketAlternative.com for $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 12. Tickets are the gate are $15. Parking is available for $5 in the Grady Health Systems lot behind the King MARTA station. Visitors are encouraged to take MARTA to the event. No pets, coolers or outside food is allowed, but blankets or lawn chairs are welcome. For more information, visit oaklandcemetery.com.

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June 8

The Artemis Guild of young professionals at Fernbank Museum will host Lost Oasis 2013, its annual fundraising party, at 8 p.m. at Fernbank, 767 Clifton Road. In celebration of the museum’s Extreme Mammals exhibition, the party will feature a “Wild Safari” theme complete with live music by the Atlanta Beat, cocktails, food and more than 400 young patrons in their wildest party animal attire that is sure to include tusks, tails, spots and stripes. Tickets are all-inclusive and start at $100 per person, with patron levels starting at $300 per couple. Tickets can be purchased online at fernbankmuseum.org.

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Real Men Cook For Charity, a funfilled food tasting and cook-off, will be Lost Oasis 2013 will honor Sam and held on Father’s Day at the Georgia World Ryan Smith Dunlap for their longCongress Center Ballroom, Building standing commitment to Fernbank C. More than 100 chefs, restaurants, Museum. caterers and every day men who like to cook will be serving more than 150 dishes. There will also be a Kids Zone featuring Harry The Hawk, caricatures, face painting, cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn. A Health Pavilion will offer blood pressure screening and information on diabetes, heart disease and prostate cancer. Partial proceeds benefit the Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation, Apex Museum, Share Our Strength Cooking Matters and Real Men Charities. For tickets visit ticketannex.com. For more information, visit realmencook.com/Atlanta.

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Duff, Yang and Yuh Exhibit: Internationally recognized Korean potter Seung-ho Yang joins Judith Duff and local artist Sunkoo Yuh for this exhibit highlighting works produced during a recent weeklong wood-fire workshop. Closes June 25. Admission is free. thesignatureshop.com

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Visual Arts 2nd Friday Art Stroll: Enjoy Atlanta’s summer nights and the city’s most popular art district as Castleberry Hill galleries, artist spaces and neighborhood restaurants open their doors for this monthly art stroll. June 14. Admission is free. castleberryhill.org Into This World: Shanamisims: Atlanta-based artist Shana Robbins complements her visual art with musical and physical performances, video, and sound pieces to create this multi-disciplinary exhibit at Beep Beep Gallery. Closes June 15. Admission is free. beepbeepgallery.com Mistaken and Deluded: This ABV Gallery exhibit is a collaboration between North Florida artists Tony Rodrigues and Mark George that explores the American experience through its recent history, relics and shiny things. Closes June 16. Admission is free. abvatl.com Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit: The Olympic City: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center looks at the legacy of the Olympic Games in former host cities around the world. The photos document the successes and failures; the remnants and ghosts of recent Olympics. Closes June 22. $5 to $8. thecontemporary.org Girl With a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis: This High Museum exhibition is your first opportunity to see Johannes Vermeer’s iconic painting on display in the Southeast. Other Dutch Golden Age painters featured include Rembrandt, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. Opens June 23. Bill Cosby $12 to $19.50. high.org

Bodies: The Exhibition: Get a unique look at the human body at this unprecedented exhibition at Atlantic Station. More than 200 human bodies and specimens are respectfully displayed, revealing the inner workings of the human form. Daily. $16 to $24. bodiestheexhibition.com Emmet Gowin: Photographs: This exhibition at Jackson Fine Art marks Emmet Gowin’s 50-year career, starting with his early unforgettable, honest photographs of 1960s family life to his aerial landscape photos in the 1980s. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. jacksonfineart.com Jiki to Hanga: Japanese Porcelain and Prints: Explore the art of Japanese woodcut printmaking through the works of shin-hanga master Hiroshi Yoshida at Oglethorpe University’s art museum. Additional Japanese objects on display include 17th to 19th century porcelain, silk paintings and books. Tuesday through Sunday. $5. museum.oglethorpe.edu Rialto Visual Arts Series: Paint: Be sure to spend a few extra moments in the lobby of the Rialto Center before a show or stop by during a weekday to see abstract paintings by Elizabeth Sheppell and Justine Rubin in this exhibition series. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. rialtocenter.org

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The Velveteen Rabbit: Travel to a time when toys were sewn with stitches and before modern technologies became all the rage in this original adaptation of the Margery Williams’ classic. Bring your own seating to enjoy this performance at The Grange Creek in Serenbe. Opens June 7. $10 to $15. serenbeplayhouse.com

Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat: Originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain, this Dr. Seuss classic comes alive on the Center for Puppetry Arts stage with favorite characters Sally and her brother, their pet fish and others. Opens June 13. $16.50. puppet.org A t l a n t a I n t o w n P a p e r. c o m

DanceAfrica Atlanta: Feel the rhythm at this dance and drumming event featuring the Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble, Giwayen Mata and others at Morehouse College’s King Chapel. June 14 and June 15. $25 to $35. giwayenmata.org Metamorphoses: Georgia Shakespeare’s stage transforms into a pool of water in this play that looks at what it means to be human and in love. Opens June 20. $14.95 to $44.86. gashakespeare.org Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead: The story of Hamlet takes a backseat to the hilarious hijinks of his two bumbling friends in this Atlanta Shakespeare Company play by Tom Stoppard. While Hamlet plays on in the background, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern take the audiences’ full attention. Closes June 22. $15 to $36. shakespearetavern.com Concerts in the Garden: Pat Benatar and guitarist Neil Giraldo reunite for the opening night of this annual series voted the “Best Outdoor Concert Series” by Atlanta Magazine. June 23. $35.50 to $59.50. atlantabotanicalgarden.org Bill Cosby: After 50 years of making America laugh, Bill Cosby comes to the Cobb Energy Centre to perform an evening of stand-up comedy and storytelling. June 28. $57.75. cobbenergycentre.com.

The Thinking Artist Patrick Dennis

Be An Explorer! I am an artist and I’ve been thinking… Don’t we all get locked into our private routines (aka “ruts”) too much? We take the same route to work even though friends tell us to take side street alternatives that are much faster even if they seem complicated, which would help keep our blood pressure down from competing with inconsiderate non-turn indicator users, cell phone motormouths and traffic in general so that we wouldn’t be so grouchy when we finally showed up late. Oh, I may have revealed too much. But anyway, it seems we don’t, and I use the royal “we” here generously because I think lots of people besides me have this problem. I figure I have so many other “harmless” idiosyncrasies that being in a rut barely counts. But maybe it does. What’s the harm in taking a few extra minutes each day or weekend to explore beyond our known patterns? Where’s the risk? Recently, a traffic accident re-routed me through an unfamiliar neighborhood. As panic set in, I did a few deep, cleansing breaths and resolved to multitask as I inched along. Then I had what I consider a sort of epiphany that could have just been a lack of oxygen. I put my phone down and looked around. I actually paid attention to my surroundings! A nice lady was in her yard holding a garden hose kindly explaining to some people where the street leads. The homes were really nice and I started thinking about how it would be to live in this friendly area. After about 30 minutes I realized that traffic

was gone and I was still exploring the area. I stumbled upon a coffee shop, book store and small art gallery. I have been a fan of Stone Mountain Village since I discovered it. Of course I think I discovered it like my daughters think they discovered tie-dye but anyway to me it was new. I found it when I got lost looking for an artist’s home in Lilburn (who blamed me for not taking the side streets, sheesh). I love the old buildings and quiet feeling even though it looks like a movie set that hasn’t started filming yet. The Village is just 20 minutes from Midtown and definitely a full lifestyle away. Art Station was my initial destination and I was not disappointed. I met the owners of this gallery/theater and wanted to move into the historic building, but they said it was for commercial purposes only. I went to see a play. I went back for an art show. I met the executive director of Main Street Stone Mountain Village, who is a ball of kinetic energy and charm. I was impressed by the small galleries and the programs to encourage them. Obviously, I am a shameless groupie now. I’ve even wandered the neighborhoods and eaten at some of the restaurants there like I’m working for National Geographic on an expedition. If you’re not the intrepid explorer type, just try to push yourself a little and don’t be afraid to get lost. No need for a khaki vest with a hundred pockets and tools. Just a little courage. Patrick Dennis is an artist, gallery owner and President of the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. Contact him at Patrick@affps.com.

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and unlimited beer tastings. Tickets are $35 in advance at brookhavenbeerfestival. com or $45 at the door (subject to availability). You must be 21 to attend the event and no pets are allowed. Beer Garden: Sumer Kick-Off In the Garden Enjoy the beauty of the Oakhurst Community Garden at The Wylde Center while enjoying a brew and food from local restaurants on Saturday, June 22. There will be beer and bites provided by Farm Burger, Farm 255, Ale Yeah!, Red Brick Brewing, Three Taverns Brewery, Twain’s, Wild Heaven Craft Beers, Cakes & Ale, Paper Pane and Pine Street Market. There will be a VIP happy hour (including a private garden tour, featured cocktails, appetizers and more) beginning at 4:30 p.m. with the main event from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Music will be provided by The Grits and a silent auction will feature dinner packages, getaways and even a farm share. Tickets are $50 for VIP and $30/$40 for general admission. The event is for ages 21 and up. For tickets and more information, visit wyldecenter.org.

Atlanta Summer Beer Fest Masquerade Music Park in Midtown will play host for the fourth annual festival on June 22 from 4 to 9 p.m. There be more than150 beers, including local breweries like SweetWater, Terrapin, Red Brick, Wild Heaven, Jailhouse, Red Hare and Monday Night. There will be live music on two stages, and the Bud Light Game Zone will return this year, too. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 after June 13, and $48 day of the event (subject to availability). The event is for ages 21-plus, no pets are allowed and the event will go on rain or shine. For tickets and a full list of beers, visit atlantasummerbeerfest.com.

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Sweet Peach Revival Blogger, business owners team for event By Pamela Berger I’ve wanted to do a Sweet Peach event for the last year or so. A few months ago, I was sitting around with my friend Beth Lord, owner of the indie-pendent (in the Highlands), and we were trying to come up with an event that we could do together incorporating her amazing talents and eye for design with the fan following I’ve created from the Sweet Peach blog. Beth just recently joined forces with D Freed of Belly General Store, which means she now has full access to the space. As Belly is in such a prime location, we knew we had to create an event that would help bring the community together and shed light on great artists of the South. I brought in my friend John Rich of Oakleaf and Acorn to the mix. He curates the most amazing products handcrafted from all over the US, most made in the South. As this event will be held July 4th weekend, we wanted to celebrate America – specifically artists that live right here in the South.

Friday, July 5 Cocktail Party and Grand Opening of our Sweet Peach Revival Pop-up Shop, 7-10 p.m. at Belly featuring live music, a fortune teller, giveaways and food and drink provided by Emily G’s, Sweet Grass Dairy, Cathead Vodka, Rosebud, Cake Hag and more. Saturday, July 6 Revival Pop-up shop open all day at Belly. John and his brother, Rich, reveal a bicycle they built from scratch that models a vintage Path Racer. We’ll have one on display as well as one in progress, with workshops offered throughout the day. Peach inspired food and drinks made in the kitchen all day by Beth, Pam and some talented chefs in the Belly kitchen. Sunday, July 7 Bourbon, Bacon and Biscuit Brunch with some top name chefs in Atlanta. There will also be a silent auction of Southern handcraft items. To purchase tickets and see the full line-up of events, visit sweetpeachrevival.com.

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Quick Bites

All-natural hamburger concept BurgerFi (BurgerFi.com) will open in the 12th & Midtown development later this year. The menu will include grass-fed Angus beef burgers, Kobe beef hot dogs, hand-cut fries, frozen custards, craft beer and wine.


Diners at Midtown favorite Zocalo (facebook.com/ZocaloAtlanta) will notice a change in food and beverage menus and décor as the restaurant is now part of the Richard Sandoval Restaurants group. The restaurant at 187 10th St. will continue to serve Mexican comfort food under the direction of Executive Chef Lucero Martinez-Obregon, whose family opened Zocalo in 1995. Charlie Hendon, Farshid Arshid and Chef Fuyuhiko Ito have opened Umi (UmiAtlanta.com) in Two Buckhead Plaza, 305 Peachtree Road. The menu features “progressive Asian fare” including soups, salads, sashimi, nigiri and specialty rolls.


Amura Buckhead Sushi (amura.com) has opened in the Terminus Building, 3280 Peachtree Road, in Buckhead serving up sushi, seafood, steaks and salads under the direction of Chef Emura Koichi.

Barcelona Wine Bar (barcelonawinebar. com) in Inman Park, 240 N. Highland Ave., will offer a cooking class on how to make Paella on June 25 at 7 p.m. The cost is $35 per person. For reservations, call (404) 589-1010.

Local chocolate boutique Chocolate South has partnered with Atlanta MADE, the West Midtown retail shop at 1187 Howell Mill to sell its artisan sweets. Atlanta MADE offers up locally made goods, art, furniture, food and more. Find out more at facebook.com/BuyAtlantaMade. Zocalo Chow Bing (facebook.com/ ChowBingATL), a fast-casual Asian concept, is now open at the Pencil Factory Flats & Shops, 349 Decatur St. You can build your own burrito bowl, try a blue plate special featuring half a chicken and pick from gluten-free options.

The Cookie Studio (thecookiestudio.net) has moved from Decatur to Buckhead, 30 Pharr Road, and has expanded its menu of treats to include coffee and “graband-go breakfast” items. There’s also a covered front porch to enjoy your baked goods.

Old Fourth Ward restaurant P’cheen (pcheen.com), 701 Highland Ave., closed for three days last month for a menu and interior revamp. The new menu includes barbequed octopus, pork belly nigiri, pan-fried frog legs, turtle soup, lamb belly ravioli and the popular Wednesday fried chicken remains. The kitchen will be open to midnight Tuesday-Thursday and until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday (Sunday Amura Buckhead Sushi until 10 p.m.) and there will be a rotation of guest DJs spinning music.

Decatur mainstay Bhojanic (bhojanic. com) has opened a new Buckhead location at the Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Road, serving up North India cuisine, including tapas, parathas, chat, breads, salads and more.

If you’re travelling through Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and want to grab a bite before or after your flight, there’s new nosh to choose from including Chick-fil-A, Atlanta Chophouse and a satellite of Midtown favorite Ecco.

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Home tour highlights Design is Human Week By Collin Kelley INtown Editor Modern Atlanta (MA) will host the 6th annual Design is Human Week and Home Tour June 1-9 celebrating international design excellence from the U.S., Europe, Asia and Africa. Founded six years ago by Bernard McCoy and Elayne DeLeo, MA continues to grow in scope. “Bernard and I are thrilled that MA has grown from its first Modern Home tour to what it has become today – a week long series of events featuring talks, panel discussions, product launches and more,” DeLeo said. Last year, the MA Home Tour expanded out of Atlanta and showcased homes in Athens. This year, the tour, which will be held June 8-9, goes further afield with three homes open for tours in Charlotte and Raleigh, NC. But the bulk of the tour remains in Atlanta with 14 private homes, lofts, gallery spaces, businesses and even a place of worship. Homes on the tour include the Conquest residence in Ormewood Park, Whitespace Gallery in Inman Park, TaC Studios in the Old 4th Ward, the Pollan-Hernandez loft in Midtown, Seal Pavilion in Decatur, Lightroom Studio in Decatur, Fier Studio in North Druid Hills, the Dyson home in Druid Hills, the Bongers home in Buckhead, the Sarvis home in North Atlanta, the Schlumberger residence and Nancy Creek Pool House near Vinings, Congregation Or Hadash in Sandy Springs and Koblick residence in Roswell. Home tour tickets, which include the North Carolina residences, are $35 and can be purchased at modern-atlanta.org.


Top: Located near Phipps Plaza, the Bongers residence was built on what was once thought to be an unbuildable lot because of a winding stream that bisected the property. The unique design of the home allows a portion of the front corner of the home to cantilever over the floodplain area and not encroach into the stream itself. (Photo by Fredrik Brauer) Below: The Seal Pavilion is an outdoor living room space designed by Lightroom Studio in Decatur. The wooden structure extends the existing house by adding a series of decks, rooms, screens, a garage and a driveway. (Photo by William Carpenter)

Above: A 1974 California-style split-level home was transformed by Pinacle Custom Builders into a modern home with an open floor plan and lots of ambient lighting, while retaining the spirit of the other traditional homes in the neighborhood. The Schlumberger residence is nicknamed “The Tree House” because of the surrounding wooded areas. (Photo by James Klotz) CONTINUED ON PAGE 32 A t l a n t a I n t o w n P a p e r. c o m

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More Highlights • Keynote address by architect John Picard and Design Within Reach CEO John Edelman at High Museum. (June 3) • Screening of documentary Gehry’s Vertigo about the building of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain at WhiteSpace Gallery. (June 8) • Design Exhibition at ADAC in Peachtree Hills. (June 6-8)

Ute Design transformed a dilapidated structure on Prospect Avenue into a mid-century modern, Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home. The Conquest residence has terraced living areas, entertaining porches, casement/awning windows and a naturally landscaped backyard. (Photo by JR McDowell)


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The Atlanta Falcons have selected RE/MAX of Georgia (remax-georgia. com) to be its Official Real Estate Partner in 2013. RE/MAX is the first real estate company in the Southeast to sign a marketing agreement with the Falcons. As part of the partnership, RE/ MAX will be on air during the Falcons Game Day Live pre-game shows, have an online presence at atlantafalcons. com, and will be the exclusive sponsor of the entire Gate C section at the Georgia Dome. Lisa Harris and Collette McDonald have formed the Falcons Real Estate Team, acting as agents for players and staff, assisting with home purchases and sales across north Georgia.

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Crocker Partners (crockerpartners.com) now has a controlling interest in Atlantic Center Plaza, the 24-story office building in Midtown. The building has more than 180,000 square feet of space available for lease. Construction Resources (CRHomeUSA. com) has completed the final phase of its home design center at 224 Rio Circle in Decatur, which is now open to the public. The fully remodeled center includes 10,000 square feet of finished vignettes and a 20,000 square foot indoor slab gallery with outdoor kitchen and fire pit. President Mitch Hires said the home design center is a one-stop-shop for home improvement products, including stone countertops, carpet, hardwood, tile, shower doors, mirrors, specialties and more.

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From entire rooms to giant porches, outside is definitely in Deep front and back porches are a Southern staple with Atlanta’s temperate climate, but many homeowners are looking to turn the porch into something with a bit more pizazz. Outdoor rooms – from kitchens to family rooms to trendy minicinemas – are sought after extra space by homebuyers, and builders and designers are responding. If you’re looking to add an outdoor room or searching for a new home, here’s some inspiration. – Collin Kelley




The Virginia Highland neighborhood is known for its historic homes with large porches and 1156 Saint Augustine Place is no exception. This huge porch has multiple seating areas, ceiling fans and the opportunity to gossip or catch up with your neighbors strolling by on this residential street. (Photo courtesy of Beacham & Co. Realtors)



This house at 543 Elmwood Drive near Piedmont Park in Midtown brings the outside in with floor to ceiling retractable glass walls in the living room and master bedroom. With a touch of a couple of buttons these custom made walls offer great wooded views and interesting architectural detail to the rooms. (Photo courtesy of Butch Whitfield, Harry Norman Intown).


This home at 1094 Berkshire Road in Lenox Park/Morningside won the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Kitchen of the Year Award in 2012 for its innovative folding glass walls. Once open, the kitchen becomes part of an outdoor kitchen and living room that overlooks the swimming pool. A sound system and double-sided fireplace make this a perfect spot any time of the year. (Photo courtesy of Ken Covers, Fourteen West Realtors)



Living in a condo in the city doesn’t mean having to give up outdoor living space. At the 1010 Midtown building, residents have use of these rooftop outdoor living rooms situated under tall trellises and adjacent to the swimming pool. (Photo courtesy of Leslie Williamson, Coldwell Banker)



This storybook-style Tudor home at 758 Wildwood Road in Morningside has a deep porch and connecting deck, which can be used anytime of the year. With summer upon us, the shaded porch with ceiling fan will be the perfect spot for a glass of iced tea and a book or to host a party. (Photo courtesy of Ken Covers, Fourteen West Realtors)

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Integral Structure completed work on this house in Chastain Park, which required some reshuffling of existing spaces as well as the addition of new ones. The foyer was moved to the opposite end of the house and the existing living room was joined with the existing master bedroom to make a large suite and walk-in closets. A master bath and an office were also added to the front of the house. In addition to those projects, the main body of the home was remodeled to give each child a bigger bedroom and private bath. In the rear of the home, a large family room with 10’ ceilings and fireplace was added. The new arrangement created a private courtyard area with audio and lighting in the eaves. There’s also a sitting room between the courtyard and a cedar deck with privacy wall.


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Ansley Park. $1,850,000 Avondale Estates. $625,000 Big Canoe. $140,000 42 South Prado 8 Fairfield Drive 5060 Squirrels Nest 5BR/4.5BA FMLS:5142698 5BR/4BA FMLS: 5111525 FMLS: 5100574 Tracy Patterson 404.932.6532 Babs Price Amanda Nichols 770.490.1563 404.697.2008

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Big Canoe. $495,000 Buckhead. $389,900 Buckhead. $695,000 Buckhead. $1,169,000 121 Goldfinch Point 2233 Peachtree Road NE 574 Starlight Drive NE 3530 Piedmont Road PH4 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5129849 2BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5140843 5BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5127434 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5128685 Kelly Beechler 770.605.2987 Tom Beechler 678.230.8511

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Buckhead. $1,200,000 31 Lakeview Avenue 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5111689 Jay Bailey 678.557.6971

Buckhead. $1,445,000 Buckhead. $1,395,000 Buckhead. $775,000 Buckhead. $670,000 4805 Lafayette Court 1100 Dawn View Lane 1236 E Beechwood Drive 677 Collier Road NW 5BR/5.5BA FMLS: 5142648 6BR/5.5BA FMLS: 5142855 5BR/5.5BA FMLS: 5123192 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5131350 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378

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Cabbagetown. $245,000 270 Berean Avenue SE 2BR/1BA FMLS: 5138890 Chrissie Kallio 404.295.2068

Adam Ellis 770.355.0549 Patti Ellis 770.366.4658

Dorothy Walker 404.242.0224 Christa Huffstickler Ashley Parker 404.245.2555 678.207.7803

Brookhaven. $575,000 2625 Apple Valley Road NE 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5115808 Stephen Flanagin 404.312.5389


Chastain Park. $3,000,000 Chastain Park. $1,850,000 Chattahoochee Hills. $330,000 East Lake. $275,000 56 Mount Paran Road 665 Tanglewood Trail NW 13055 Hamilton Road 2633 Colgan Court SE 7BR/7Full 3half BA FMLS: 5126161 7BR/5Full 2half BA FMLS:5096349 4BR/4BA FMLS: 5138159 3BR/4BA FMLS: 5133555 Burma Weller 404.735.6666

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Garden Hills. $445,000 Midtown. $539,900 2918 Grandview Avenue NE 1080 Peachtree Street NE 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5137861 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5125861 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378

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Morningside. $1,039,000 Peachtree Hills. $764,900 Pine Hills. $975,000 Sandy Springs. $2,495,000 Virginia Highland. $995,000 Virginia Highland. $729,000 1171 Rosedale Drive 630 Orme Circle NE 626 Yorkshire Road NE 2330 Hurst Drive 1050 Edison Garden NE 8120 Jett Ferry Road 4BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5130132 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5105595 6BR/5.5BA FMLS: 5140326 8BR/8.5BA FMLS: 5122653 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5132901 5BR/5BA FMLS: 5137648 Jim Getzinger 404.307.4020 JW Getzinger 404.974.4312

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The Recycled Garden By Pamela Berger sweetpeachblog.com

thrive in our shoes are succulents, herbs, coleus and portulacas. This green high heel is such a great way to complement your decor, adding a spruce of color and charm. Thanks for the inspiration Garden Hood.

This is a fun idea some of us may have seen before, but I think it deserves a little attention as it’s an excellent DIY project for anytime of the year. Last fall, Garden Hood in Atlanta hosted a shoe planting party in support of Dance Truck’s recent performance of Blake Bekham’s PLOT, which used their planted shoes for part of the set decor. First, the folks at Garden Hood collected dozens of donated shoes, then added plants and rocks to create some happy inducing garden decor. I’m a lifelong fan of Converse shoes, so it’s fun to see them given new life in this reincarnation. Kacey Cloues of Garden Hood recommends you drill a few holes in the bottom of the shoes for drainage... then just add plants and water. It’s that easy. Kacey found that a few plants that

High heeled shoes, old work boots, Converse tennis shoes and just about any other footwear makes a perfect recycled container garden.


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DECATUR – Located in the historic MAK district, this 1915 home has been restored to its original design with subtle modern touches. Designed by Leila Ross Wilburn. 3Bed/2Bath $560,000 FMLS: 5135681 Miriam Mathura 404-210-1715

EAST ATLANTA – Amazing home with great flow, gracious living rm, SS in kitchen, plantation shutters throughout, 2 car garage, large backyard deck. 3Bed/2.5Bath $287,900 FMLS: 5136055 Kathleen Sickeler 404-368-3234

BROOKDALE PARK - Featuring recently renovated kitchen, oversized dining rm great for entertaining, hardwoods, custom blinds, 2 car garage. 4Bed/3Bath $349,900 FMLS: 5130443 Rachael Blatt 404-285-9059

OAKHURST - Charming bungalow w/hardwoods, 9’ ceilings, formal LR w/fireplace, separate DR overlooks open kitchen, fenced backyard. 3Bed/1Bath $320,000 FMLS: 5139353 Mike Kondalski 404-234-9379

DRUID HILLS - Situated on 1.13 acre lot, it offers 3BR/3.5BA manor home & 2BR/1BA guest cottage both overlooking salt water pool, hot tub, patios & sports court. $1,639,000 FMLS: 5131882 Sally Westmoreland 404-354-4845

BUCKHEAD - Spectacular panoramic views of downtown. Sophisticated floor plan great for entertaining, 4 tiled balconies, tons of amenities! 2Bed/2.5Bath $1,700,000 FMLS: 5142871 Helene DeLoach 404-210-6250

MIDTOWN - Features chef’s kit w/granite & SS, hardwoods, generous master suite w/walk-n closet & spa bath, private walk-out balcony, 2 assigned parking spaces. 2Bed/2Bath $299,999 FMLS: 5143602 Bradford Smith 404-210-4141

MORNINGSIDE - Picturesque home on exquisitely landscaped corner lot, impeccably maintained, tasteful updates through-out, 1 car garage. 3Bed/3Bath $555,000 FMLS: 5147718 Sally Westmoreland 404-354-4845

BUCKHEAD - Amazing views from the 21st floor! Hrdwd floors, high ceilings, two balconies. Granite counters and stainless appliances in kitchen. 2Bed/2Bath $425,000 FMLS: 5140259 Sue Slover 404-518-7653

MIDTOWN - Large home in one of the most desirable buildings in Atlanta. Features Midtown views through floor-to-ceiling windows, gourmet kit w/ granite. 3Bd/3Ba $549,900 FMLS: 5094852 Allen Snow 404-931-1176

DOWNTOWN – Traditional charm with modern improvements! White picket fence w/ front porch. Gorgeous entry with marble floors, columns and high ceiling. 3Bed/2Bath $324,222 FMLS: 5131830 Drew Cockrell 404-323-2273

MIDTOWN – Penthouse showplace features beautiful high-end finishes, Bosch SS appliances, expansive wall of windows & a huge balcony. 3Bed/3Bath $1,025,000 FMLS : 4336700 Sales Office 404-815-4622

PONCEY-HIGHLAND – Spacious new constr twnhms incl 2-car gar, custom lighting, fine cabinetry, stone c’tops, optional elevator, rf-top terrace, & 2 balc. 3Bed/3Bath $525,000 FMLS: 5029379 Allen Snow 404-931-1176

MIDTOWN – Spectacular penthouse has panoramic, skyline views! Features 2 master suites, 14+ ft ceilings. Huge Tax abatement thru 2022! 2Bed/2.5Bath $817,900 FMLS: 5052490 Cindy Leach 770-314-4922

DOWNTOWN – This 2 bedroom multilevel loft boasts 25’ ceilings, concrete floors, industrial windows, upgraded kitchen & bath. FHA APPROVED! 2Bed/2Bath $269,900. FMLS: 5131555 Wayne Anderson 404-588-2728

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