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Morningside: 722 East Morningside Drive. Spectacular Turn Key Home with Stunning Pool and Spa. Top-of-the-Line Kitchen Opens to Family Room with Fireplace, Patio and Amazing Gated Backyard with Generous Motor Court. Oversized Master Suite with Sitting Room & Spa-Like Bath. Beautifully Finished Terrace Level Furnished with Home Theater, Gym, 5th Bedroom, Wine Storage & More. Truly Special Home in an Exquisite Setting. 5BR/5BA/2HBA $1,849,000

Morningside: 926 Plymouth Road. Exceptional Renovated Residence on a Quiet Street in Coveted Morningside Elementary School District. 10+++ Architectural Charm and Manicured Exteriors with Firepit, Water Feature. 3 Finished Levels, Handsome Interiors, Chef’s Kitchen Open to Den and Exquisite Screen Porch, Generous Master 3 BR/3BA $1,349,000

Morningside: 1807 Lenox Road. Rare, Large Estate Lot in Coveted Morningside School District, 1.2 acres Sits Back from Street. Enjoys Private Nature Setting. $699,000

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Morningside: 1621 Johnson Road. This Exceptional Morningside Tudor Offers High End Renovation, Fine Finishes, Period Details and Signature Diamond Pane Windows. Wonderful Floor Plan with Elegant Formal Rooms and Chef’s Kitchen Opening to Amazing Screened Porch Overlooking Handsome Patio, Lush Gardens and Two-Car Garage. 4 BR/3BA $1,095,000

1748 Wildwood Road. Morningside: 1034 Robin Lane. Exceptional Morningside Residence on Quiet Street. Total Morningside: 968 Courtenay Drive. Super Morningside: Package Best Describes this Home. 3 Finished Levels Complete with Wine Cellar, Movie Theatre, Charming, Move-in Ready Tudor Bungalow on Handsome 6BR Home with Large Rooms, 4BR/3BA $849,900 Finished Basement, Level Yard $1,295,000 Gym and Wet Bar. Backyard Oasis with Pool and Spa. Rare 3 Car-Garage. 7BR/7BA/2HBA a Super Quiet Street.

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Contents June 2019

The Neighborhood

Editorial Collin Kelley INtown Editor collin@atlantaintownpaper.com (404) 917-2200, ext. 102

6 } Hulsey Yard 6 } One Way Streets 8 } Youth Homelessness 10 } Pet Pick 11} A Look Back 12 } TimmyDaddy 14 } Summer Swim Leagues 16 } Photos: Inman Park Festival

Contributors Sally Bethea, Kathy Dean, Joe Earle, Karen Head, Grace Huseth, Asep Mawardi, Julie Murcia, Jacob Nguyen, Clare Richie, Tim Sullivan, Megan Volpert


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18 } Goat Farm Expansion 19 } Women Entrepreneurs 20 } Peachtree Center Renovation 21 } Business Briefs


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Home & Real Estate

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22 } Tiny Homes 24 } Perspectives in Architecture 25 } Poncey-Highland Townhomes 26 } Real Estate Briefs

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Crash into me On a Friday morning in May, I was on my way home from recording an INtown Insider podcast when I was in a car accident, which wasn’t my fault. It took nearly two hours for the police to arrive to write a report because the Atlanta Police Department is understaffed and was dealing with both a MARTA bus accident and the Shaky Knees Festival. I understand that a car accident is minor stuff, especially when no one is injured, but two hours is insane. The driver at fault turned across three lanes of traffic to get her two-piece and a biscuit from Popeye’s (Yes, I know the chicken is good, but seriously!), totaled both of our cars, didn’t have her driver’s license or proof of insurance, then left the scene before being brought back by her frightened mother. That same evening, I wound up at urgent care because my ankle had swollen up because I jammed my foot trying to stomp on the brake and avoid the collision. The next day, I had to go to Nashville for a friend’s 50th birthday party and had to hobble around Music City all weekend. The accident set off an inevitable chain of events: untold numbers of phone calls with insurance claim adjusters, getting a rental car, dealing with the repair company, receiving news that the car is unfixable and then starting the search for a new one. Luckily, I have a friend who works at a local car dealership and she hooked me up with a no-pressure salesman who had me in new wheels in 48 hours. The fact that you can now buy a car online truly is a marvel. The hours of sitting around waiting for the finance office to get a loan approval happens while you’re working or at the supermarket or binge-watching “Dead to Me” (Christina Collin Kelley Applegate, y’all!) and “Fleabag” (one of the best comedies on TV collin@atlantaintown- ever). paper.com Once I had the car - it’s a new Toyota Corolla - I spent several days trying to program the entertainment/navigation system. Sure, I love the hands-free calling, Spotify streaming, back-up camera bells and whistles, but I feel like the moonshot was an easier process. The car crash came on the heels of the mentally and physically exhausting process of cleaning out and selling my late mother’s home and traveling to Portland and Los Angeles to promote my poetry collection. I was, in a word, spent. On a whim, a friend and I decided to drive to Savannah and Tybee Island. While walking on the beach, riding a jet ski and enjoying delicious food, I realized it was the first real vacation I’d had in more than five years. By the time some of you read this, I’ll be in London for a reading with Academy Award-winning screenwriter and memoirist Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”) and catching up with all the UK friends I haven’t seen since 2014. The car crash put a period at the end of a story that began almost three years ago when my mother was diagnosed with cancer. I had to press the pause button, but I’m finally, moving on with my life and what comes next. A new car will take me there.


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The Neighborhood News & Features

CSX closes Hulsey Yard, but property future is uncertain By Collin Kelley


ailroad giant CSX has closed Hulsey Yard, the 70-acre freight terminal that sits along a swath of property bordering DeKalb Avenue and adjacent to the Old Fourth Ward, Cabbagetown, Inman Park and Reynoldstown. According to a report in the Atlanta JounralConstitution, CSX is shifting its freight terminal operations to its facility near Fairburn. As Hulsey Yard has been emptied, speculation continues on whether CSX will sell the property and what it will mean for the Atlanta BeltLine and the neighborhoods. Hulsey Yard has been a literal roadblock for the BeltLine since its conception. While routing foot and bike traffic through the Krog Street Tunnel has proved to be a workable solution, the longterm plan to put streetcars alongside the BeltLine trail calls for a permanent way to cross Hulsey Yard. Neighborhood organizations and stakeholders have launched a fundraiser to pay Lord Aeck Sargent to create a master plan for the site should CSX choose to sell. A pop-up studio was held in May at the Lang Carson Community Center where residents had the opportunity to meet with Lord Aeck Sargent planners. Find out more at hulseymasterplan.com.

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Three one-way Midtown streets to revert back to two-way traffic Getting around Midtown is about to become easier for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians as three one-way streets will revert back to two-way traffic, according to a report from Midtown Alliance. Sections of 3rd, 4th and 13th Streets will be converted from one to two-way streets after plans received final approval from the City of Atlanta. The project, which is being funded by the Midtown Improvement District, is currently out for bid, and construction could begin by early summer. The streets in question: ■ 3rd Street: Spring Street to West Peachtree Street and Peachtree Street to Juniper Street ■ 4th Street: Spring Street to Myrtle Street ■ 13th Street: Juniper Street to Piedmont Avenue These three streets are among the last remaining east-west conversions in the district, and they are expected to improve the efficiency of the Midtown street grid on several fronts, including creating safer conditions for people walking. Opening them up to twoway traffic will also increase access to destinations, reduce vehicle speeds, and improve circulation by providing a more intuitive street network for drivers—particularly visitors. Work for the conversions includes milling and resurfacing, striping, signals and, in some cases, hardscaping and curb work. In order to convert the roads to two-way motor traffic, two traffic signals will be installed at 3rd and 4th streets at Peachtree Street.

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New program helps to end youth homelessness in Atlanta



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A man riding a Lime dockless e-scooter was struck and killed by an SUV as he was leaving the West Lake MARTA station on May 17 – the first such incident to happen in the city since the introduction of e-scooters. The driver of the SUV said she tried to avoid hitting the man but was unable to do so in time. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. has announced the largest affordable housing allocation ever in its fiscal year 2020 housing budget. The budget, which was approved by the ABI Board of Directors on May 9, includes a $11.9 million line-item for affordable housing development.

By Clare S. Richie

▲Tracey Nance Pendley, an Atlanta Public Schools 4th grade teacher at Burgess Peterson Academy in East Atlanta, has been named the 2020 Georgia Teacher of the Year. The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded Little Five Points Community Improvement District a $100,000 Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) planning grant to develop a plan to redesign Euclid Avenue from Austin Avenue to Moreland Avenue focusing on pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, wayfinding, greenspace and green infrastructure, technology-based parking management, and other smart city technologies. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced that $60 million in new spending will be made available for affordable housing projects. The new funds were approved by Atlanta Housing Board of Commissioners in April. The funds are projected to create and preserve more than 2,000 new affordable housing units in the city. The Atlanta City Council approved an ordinance May 6 renaming part of West Wieuca Road NW to Chastain Park Avenue NW in Buckhead. The ordinance aims to decrease safety concerns resulting from confusion between locating an address on West Wieuca Road NW and West Wieuca Road NE.

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With support from Partners for Home – the City of Atlanta’s Homeless Continuum of Care – Inspiritus has launched the THRIVE! Youth Host Home Program to help end youth homelessness. Young adults ages 18-24, especially those who identify as LGBTQ and former foster care youth, will receive supportive short-term housing within a home setting and wrap around support services as they pursue permanent housing. The first year goal is to serve 30 youth. “What is so special about this is that it really requires community buy-in,” Inspiritus Youth Program Manager Alix Janke said. “If you are a person who has said there is a problem with homelessness and I want to do something about it, there is no more concrete way than to invite a youth into your home.” Inspiritus, formerly Lutheran Services of Georgia that recently joined with Lutheran Services of Tennessee, has coordinated host homes for adults living with developmental disabilities for more than 30 years. Based in Downtown, the nonprofit also guides individuals and families through other challenges, such as specialized foster care, refugee and immigrant services and family intervention. This challenge is no less daunting. According to the 2018 Pointin-Time Count, nearly 500 youth in Georgia were experiencing homelessness on a given night, which is likely an underestimate. “We know that youth homelessness can look a little different, like sleeping in cars or couch surfing with a friend who at any given moment could ask you to leave,” Janke said. LGBTQ youth are 10 percent of the population but approximately 20 to 40 percent of homeless youth, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. And one in four former foster youth reports being homeless within two to four years of exiting foster care. That’s why these two populations are a special focus of the pilot. With THRIVE!, youth who seek services from providers like Lost-n-Found Youth, Covenant House and CHRIS 180 will now have the option to choose housing in a host home and take an active role in a self-directed plan to achieve stable housing. “Some young adults may want to go back to school and others have work experience but need safe shelter to get on their feet to make enough money for a deposit. We want to empower young

adults to say, ‘this what a good life looks like to me’ and then we’re going to walk alongside you to get you there,” Janke said. For this program to work, Inspiritus needs host home providers. Hosts receive extensive training prior to being matched with a youth, a modest monthly stipend and ongoing support from Inspiritus. To be considered you must be at least 25 years old, have an available private room, pass a background check, and meet other requirements. “We are working Students from New York traveled to Atlanta with hosts in our earlier this year to volunteer with Inspiritus. application process to really get a sense of who they are, what they are looking for, what is important to them, and how they expect to engage. We want a portfolio of a range of homes from respite (up to one week) to longer term (up to nine months) to let youth guide their own match,” Janke said. Hosts may range in their support and involvement, but all will have dedicated support including monthly peer support, ongoing training and the recruiter who will serve as a host case manager. “We’re really looking for individuals in the community that are willing to open their hearts and their homes to our youth. [Hosts] willing to walk with them while we walk with the youth,” Fran Patrick, Inspiritus Youth Host Home Recruiter, said. There are already host home applicants working through the process. Some have a connection to the LGBTQ community and are informally hosting already, others have personal experience with overcoming homelessness and for others this is an opportunity “to live their faith out loud.” “We’ve been blown away by the level of enthusiasm that we’ve seen from the community. We encourage people to attend an info session. We also love speaking engagements and face-to-face conversations with people who want to learn more about the issue of youth homelessness and how we can help solve it,” Janke said. The program is also in need of volunteers and donations. Someone may not be ready to be host but could be a mentor and help with job coaching. Donations of cash and household items are also helpful for the youth as they transition into their own homes. “Anyone drawn to this work is someone we want to talk to even if they aren’t able to open their home. There are a lot of ways to be supportive and get involved, so don’t feel limited,” Patrick said. For more info see weinspirit.org/thrive or contact recruiter Fran Patrick at fran.patrick@weinspirit.org. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m





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This Month In Atlanta History ANN TAYLOR BOUTWELL’S


Editor’s Note: In honor of Atlanta INtown’s 25th anniversary and in memory of our late historian, Ann Taylor Boutwell, we’re bringing back her column every month for 2019.


June 4, 1869: The traveling Ames Circus on its way to Charleston remained in Atlanta to give two extra performances. The Atlanta Intelligencer newspaper said, “It is a better exhibition of its kind than we have seen since the war.� Senorita Ella Eugenia, wife of circus owner C.T. Ames, was the star attraction. The professional lion tamer thrilled the sold out audiences with her intrepid feats in the cage. Ames contributed the proceeds to the decoration of the graves of Confederate soldiers in Atlanta. ◄June 16, 1878: Crawford W. Long, the Georgia surgeon and pharmacist best known for his use of inhaled sulfuric ether as an anesthetic, died on this date. He is now recognized as the first physician to have administered ether anesthesia for surgery. In 1931, a sanatorium on Peachtree Street was renamed Crawford W. Long Hospital (it’s now Emory University Hospital Midtown). June 18, 1958: Canadian beer company Carling broke ground for a new brewery in the city. The multimillion dollar brewery opened later in the year on Atlanta’s South Expressway. The building was bought by the Coca-Cola Company in 1971. Carling sponsored the first Peachtree Road Race. June 18, 1953: Coretta Scott and Martin Luther King, Jr. were married in the Scott family garden in Marion, Alabama. Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr. performed the ceremony.

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Look back, moving on When I was a kid, Field Day meant a single file march down Mamaroneck Avenue to Gedney Park for serious competition in the sweltering, late-June heat. There were ribbon winners for sure, but mostly losers in the various contests which all seemed tailored to showcasing Jason Mazzurco’s gymnastics-fueled superiority. Not that I’m bitter or anything. I edged him out in the broad jump one year though (he was pretty short). I proudly relayed this to Margo in a pep talk the night before her Field Day.

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She laughed because at her school it’s not a contest at all. No awards are doled out and the kids couldn’t care less. Per tradition, the parents of the graduating 3rd graders show up en masse to douse the kids with Super Soakers for a grand finale. Man, I’m really going to miss By Tim Sullivan this little school. Tim Sullivan grew up I started writing this column when Elliott was a in a large family in the kindergartner, flash mob dancing with the six-foot Northeast and now lives with his small family owl mascot at his first community circle. Now he’s in Oakhurst. He can two schools hence and a rising 7th grader. Yeesh. It be reached at tim@ sullivanfinerugs.com. makes me want to freeze time at best and at least, savor Margo’s last couple weeks at Oakhurst Elementary. They should set up onion dicing stations at the Moving On Ceremony. I know it’s irrational since it is only 3rd grade but if we’re going to be crying anyway, we might as well make fresh salsa for the parties that weekend. The last time I felt this kind of connection to a school was when I graduated college. I remember pulling out of campus and thinking – do I really have to leave? Funny enough, my 25th reunion is in a couple weeks so it’s my chance to relive those days. But if I want to fully participate in that weekend’s offerings, I’ll need to get on a plane to Boston and miss out on some of the 3rd grade pomp and circumstance. Perhaps not surprisingly, I’m torn. A 25th reunion always seemed as distant as assisted living so it sort of crept up on me. I would love spending a weekend with old friends and acquaintances. I’d hope nobody looked too old, or too young. And I’d hope I Field Day at Oakhurst Elementary School. would remember names and that people would remember mine. And it would be fantastic if every encounter wasn’t simply a rundown of life stats: Place of residence, job, spouse, kids. Maybe we could just put all that info on the nametags and skip right to playing beer pong? I’m guessing there would be some familiar faces from the old party crowd, others I used to play basketball with at the Rec-Plex and I bet I’d feel the forever bond with people from my Freshman dorm. How could it be anything but a blast? I could brag to my fellow English majors that I have a monthly column and that occasionally I’ll meet someone and they’ll say, “Oh I know you – you’re that guy that writes that thing!” Success is pretty sweet but I’d make sure to not come off as conceited. Naturally, there are some classmates I’m not so sure I want to see. I get the Alumni Magazine and read blurbs like When not homeschooling her six children, Sally indulges her passion for playing violin with the symphony and has recently been promoted to Director of Strategic Development for Planet Earth… And if a guy has a full head of hair AND a beach house, I might throw my Caesar Salad at him. The weekend is ripe with possibilities! That is, if I go. And honestly, I probably won’t. Maybe I’ll go late? I don’t know. Torn between the ceremonials of looking back or moving on, I’ll probably choose the latter. I might have more reunions, but this is Margo’s last dance with a six-foot owl and I just can’t miss it. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m







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Summer League Swim Teams

Weekly swim meets at neighborhood pools culminate with the largest swim meet in the nation

By Grace Huseth Summer is here and that means neighborhood pools and clubs are creating pop-up swim teams around Atlanta. Kids of all ages can join the teams, learning the benefits of hard work, goal setting and sportsmanship. Summer swim teams are organized by the Atlanta Swimming

Association and league director Franke Marsden. He says the goal of summer league is to provide the best environment for athletes to learn the sport of swimming and compete on a fair and fun playing field. “At the core of the Atlanta Swim Association is the importance of having fun, being part of a team, and the lifelong friendships that are formed in our league,” Marsden said.


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Opposite page: Thousands of swimmers at each end of season championship session fill Georgia Tech’s aquatic center to overflowing. Below: Briarmoor Manor Sharks dress in creative costumes for each weekly swim meet.

Marsden’s summer gig is far from relaxing at the pool. He helps organize a network of 125 teams in total, from seven different divisions around metro Atlanta. During the week, many teams are at the pool every morning to work on their skills and build endurance. Teams are coached by head coaches with athletic backgrounds, from parents who were former athletes to current PE teachers and professional swimming coaches. The rest of the coaching staff is a crew of college and high school students on summer break eager to get back in the water. For the DeKalb county league, Tuesday nights are for swim meets. Five meets will be held during the month of June, and teams take turns hosting meets and visiting other teams. “No matter how big or small the teams are, the meets are the weekly ‘payoff’ for kids, as their performances reflect the hard work they have put in to improve on what they have done so far. Additionally, meets are usually a very social event where kids and their parents catch up with their friends and neighbors from their own team and their opponents from other nearby neighborhoods in the spirit of friendly competition,” Marsden said. Swim meets reflect how a community of neighbors can pool their talent to create a fun and yet competitive environment for swimmers. Boards of parents handle the finances of the team, running everything from the concession stand sponsored by local burger joints to performing as emcee of swim meets. Summer league swimming has the feel of a grassroots sport until it’s At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

championship time. The annual Atlanta Swimming Association Summer League Championship takes place in late June at the McAuley Aquatic Center at Georgia Tech, the same pool that hosted the 1996 Olympics. With 5,500 swimmers competing over the course of four days, it’s the largest swim meet in the United States based on number of swimmers in one venue. The event is special as kids can swim like an Olympian and see their name on the digital scoreboard. But it’s also the final swim of the summer, the last chance to break a record, and compare old times to new, faster times. Over the course of a season, kids improve so much in the water. Some drop time and some master the tricky breaststroke kick. Regardless the milestone reached, the growth serves as an example of just how much you can grow in just one month with consistent dedication and daily practice. “Kids and coaches learn the values of hard work, fair play, teamwork and good sportsmanship. All of these values contribute to making not just better swimmers, but better people,” Marsden said.

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Business Retail � Projects � Profiles

Artful Expansion Goat Farm Arts Center announces plan for ambitious mixed-use development

By Collin Kelley


he Goat Farm Arts Center in West Midtown has announced an ambitious mixed-use expansion plan that includes a new home for the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA), affordable housing, art studios, an independent arts-based hotel, office space for larger creative entities and more. According to a press release, the goal is to turn the 12-acre site into “one giant cultural funding tool and generative ecosystem without draining existing public arts resources.” The Goat Farm has been funded by the private sector since it was founded in 2010 in a 19th century complex of former industrial buildings. “We’ve been learning, by trial and error, to be both an arts organization and developer for 10 years. We’re taking what we’ve learned and making something rare, culturally productive and economically self-reliant,” said Anthony Harper, founder of the Goat Farm Arts Center. Plans include: ■ A new home for MOCA GA (Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia) totaling 28,000 square feet; ■ 80,000 square feet of artist work spaces, entrepreneurial studios and fabrication spaces; ■ A mixed-income blend of affordable housing units, below market rate live-work spaces, below market rate residential units and market rate residential units totaling 200,000 square feet; ■ A 60,000 square foot four-story hub of artist-focused micro-living units with in-building work studios providing additional economically accessible / flexible housing as part of an experiment in co-living; ■ A stand-alone office building constructed by brand and digital agency Edgar Allan, currently headquartered at the Goat Farm; ■ Two restaurants-in-residence (concepts to-be-announced); ■ A café & roastery (concept to-be-announced); ■ A 125-room independent arts-based hotel in partnership with and co-developed by

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Tungsten Partners (currently in the early stages of due diligence); A structure for larger footprint creative companies (also in the early stages of due diligence); Multiple performance and exhibition venues dedicated to both emerging and established contemporary and experimental art, performance and music; Multiple Atlanta based artist-in-residence programs offering complimentary studio space and career development programming; A permanent movement arts performance residency; An artist run gallery with a national / international residency program with living and working space; A classical training and fine art initiative and facility offering superior instruction in drawing, painting and sculpture; A music education concept; An artist-run space dedicated to experimental, avant-garde and untapped perspectives and expressions; A fabrication lab and gallery for small to large scale works in digital new media art; To support arts programming, the Goat Farm Arts Center aims to award 40-60 grants totaling $500,000 annually.

“We’re taking on investors and partners to help us grow the cultural center in West Midtown and our platform. We’re looking at several new potential projects around the country to add more innovative concepts to our portfolio in the coming months and years,” Harper said. The implications to the city’s creative community are considerable. The Goat Farm Arts Center’s growth will inject a half a million square feet and a $250 million-dollar investment in Atlanta’s cultural infrastructure. The Goat Farm’s development team, Anthony Harper, Allie Bashuk, Mark DiNatale and Kris Knecht and its co-development partners, Tribridge and Tungsten Partners, will begin construction in winter 2019, with a projected spring 2022 completion date. More development partners will be announced as the phasing of the project progresses. The Goat Farm will temporarily close while it remodels historic structures, builds out venues, constructs new buildings and adds new amenities. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

Celebrating Women

Center for Civic Innovation, SPANX support female entrepreneurs

The Center for Civic Innovation (CCI) has graduated their second class of women entrepreneurs in partnership with Sara Blakely, founder and CEO of Spanx. Over the past year, CCI provided the women with business and strategy advising, leadership coaching, mentorship and workspace in South Downtown. In addition, they received a seed investment from the Sara Blakely Foundation. CCI and Sara Blakely also announced an investment in a third class of nine additional women-led enterprises, totaling 27 Atlanta-based, female entrepreneurs that have received support over the last three years. Meet the nine women-led ventures that CCI and the Sara Blakely Foundation are investing in: Quyionah Wingfield | Cool Moms Dance Too: Uses dance movement therapy activities to improve the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of families.



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Kristina Smith | Hope For Youth, Inc. (HYPE): Increases interest in computer science among high school girls of color by providing coding instruction, as well as leadership and global exposure opportunities. Mamie Harper | Carrie’s Closet of Georgia: A mobile donation collection service providing clothing, toiletries and other needed items to children removed into foster care and foster caregivers.

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Mikala Streeter | The LIFE School: A progressive high school in Atlanta’s west side where each student works through a custom, project-based learning plan designed around their learning styles, interests and goals. Akissi Stokes | WUNDERgrubs: A micro-insect farm that provides farmers with grubs used as livestock feed, waste management and fertilizer. Carol Bowman | Learning in Color: Aims to improve student morale and academic outcomes by utilizing color theory to enhance school environments. Starr Davis | The STARR Institute: Seeks to provide long-term housing solutions for young girls who are survivors of sexual abuse or exploitation. In addition, the graduating 2019 class includes the following entrepreneurs:

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Terri-Nichelle Bradley | Brown Toy Box: Inspires black children to pursue careers and hobbies where black people are typically underrepresented. Jasmine Crowe | Goodr: A sustainable food surplus management company that leverages technology to combat hunger and reduce waste. Nedra Deadwyler | Civil Bikes: Curates culturally connected and relevant stories to engage people with place. Jenn Graham | Civic Dinners: Uses technology to bring diverse people together to break bread and have a structured conversation that builds empathy and trust. Tiffany LaTrice Williams | TILA Studios: Empowers black women to create and showcase their art. Trish Miller | SwemKids: Aims to eliminate negative perceptions and barriers to swimming proficiency for black children and their families by equipping them with the skills to have a healthy and safe relationship with water. Charnette Trimble | Grandmama’s House: Provides seniors with workshops that connect them to house repair programs and resources to help pass their wealth on the next generation. Samantha Watkins | Urban Perform: A non-profit gym in Vine City that makes exercise accessible and affordable to everyone. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Peachtree Center unveils new renovations

Peachtree Center in Downtown has completed the first phase of a massive renovation that transformed the mixed-use development’s three-story retail center and outdoor courtyard. The revamped spaces have been rebranded as The Hub and The Plaza, respectively. “We’re thrilled to finally unveil the modernized Peachtree Center, officially marking the next era for Downtown’s beloved icon and the revival of the surrounding neighborhood,” said Rudy Touzet, CEO of Banyan Street Capital, owner of Peachtree Center. “Peachtree Center will continue to serve as a true public realm, creating opportunities and additional spaces for the community and tenants to gather.” Echoing John Portman’s original vision, The Beck Group worked with Banyan Street Capital to integrate the development’s mid-century modern architecture into the new design. The Plaza was redesigned to better connect with Peachtree Street and serves as the

town square of the development, becoming a central gathering space for interactive tenant programming and larger-scale public events. The modernized plaza also incorporates a glass-enclosed staircase that connects directly to The Hub’s restaurants and retail shops below. Reflective pools and fountains with seating and landscaping are displayed throughout. Transforming the streetscape, The Plaza also features a suspended canopy of linear lighting elements, serving as an eye-catching signature feature. Marble columns, counter-height bar seating, gathering areas, upgraded light fixtures, skylights, modernized elevators and new digital wayfinding are all part of The Hub upgrade. Along with its physical transformation, The Hub has welcomed a new line-up of tenants including Salata, Beni’s Cubano, Taste of India and BEP! Vietnamese as well as Time to Escape, a locally owned and operated escape room concept that includes live actors.

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BUSINESS BRIEFS Portman Holdings has filed plans with the city for a seven-story, 200room hotel on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail in the Old Fourth Ward, according to a report from Curbed Atlanta. The wedge-shaped property at the corner of Irwin Street and Auburn Avenue is adjacent to Studioplex. Another dockless scooter company has entered Atlanta – Bolt. The bright yellow e-scooters debuted in May, but the company, backed by Olympian Usain Bolt, did not formally announce their arrival in Atlanta (with Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Arlington and Nashville also on the roll out list) nor did the company announce how many scooters it was deploying to Atlanta. Bolt joins Bird, Lime, Lyft and, most recently,

Spin, competing for riders in the city. Level3 Yoga has opened in East Atlanta Village at 535 Gresham Ave. With boot camp, power yoga, and yin yoga classes, Level3 aims to offer a comprehensive fitness program, according to owner Deaundra Audrey Cash. For membership and schedule information, visit level3yoga.com. Jahara Kelly has opened Adara, a boutique that offers fashionable and modest clothing for Muslim women, has opened in The Beacon in Grant Park, 1039 Grant St. Code Ninjas, a learning center that teaches children ages 7 to 14 computer coding and problem solving skills while

having fun building video games, is now open at 4691 S. Atlanta Road SE, Ste. 240. For more information, visit codeninjas.com. TSW Planning, Architecture and Landscape Architecture has been honored for the work the Atlanta-based firm did in partnership with the City of Kingsport, TN to create a new master plan for the city. The Kingsport Master Plan won the 2019 Vernon Deines Award for an Outstanding Small Town or Rural Plan, which is given annually by the American Planning Association’s Small Town and Rural Planning Division. GreenPal, an app that connects homeowners with local, vetted lawn care

professionals, has launched in Atlanta. Homeowners can list their lawns with their service date and lawn care needs, and pros can bid on their properties based on the Google street and aerial images and any other lawn details the homeowner provides. Homeowners can then select who they want to work with based on vendor’s ratings, reviews and price. Visit yourgreenpal.com for more information. WeWork has officially signed the lease for a new location in Atlanta at 881 Peachtree St. NE in Midtown. The collaborative working space will offer more than 680 desks for WeWork members this fall. For more information, visit wework.com.

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Trends � Development � City Living

Tiny Homes

The trend toward smaller living continues to grow By Collin Kelley Hundreds of the tiny home curious flocked to Atlantic Station last month for the annual Tiny Home Festival. While the movement toward smaller living has been making headlines for years, the interest has not waned and seems to be gaining new ground. The City of Atlanta recently passed a zoning ordinances allowing homeowners to build multiple units on one parcel land, paving the way for tiny homes Intown. One nearby community that is embracing the tiny home movement is set to be a template for future developments. On May 7, the City of Clarkston unanimously voted to approve a first of its kind tiny home development. The project, “The Cottages on Vaughan” is situated on a halfacre lot centrally located one block from downtown Clarkston, and will include eight tiny homes on permanent foundations, ranging from 250-492 square feet. “We are proud to partner with the MicroLife Institute on this innovative new approach to housing,” said City of Clarkston Mayor, Ted Terry. “We recognize that the past 50 years of urban sprawl has segregated communities, contributed to global warming, and exacerbated housing inequality. By experimenting and innovating with new development ordinances, we are able to allow a greater range of housing options.” Clarkston City Councilmember Jamie Carroll has high hopes for the development as well. “I hope that other cities will look at our tiny home ordinance and this development and see that it is possible to create a housing landscape that allows for home ownership to come in all shapes and sizes.” The developer, MicroLife Institute, is an Atlanta-based nonprofit working to create micro-communities. “This project will be a proof of concept for us,” MicroLife Institute cofounder Kim Bucciero said. “There is a lot of interest and movement towards tiny homes and cottage homes, but many developers are hesitant to enter the market. Our hope is that this project will encourage other municipalities and private developers to experiment with new, innovate development paradigms and learn from this great case study.” For more about the Clarkston development, visit microlifeinstitute.org/ Clarkston.

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Architectural firm behind iconic buildings celebrates milestone At the end of World War I, naval reservist Preston Stevens, Sr. (1896-1989) partnered with fellow Georgia Tech alumnus Flippen Burge (1895-1946) to form the architectural firm Burge & Stevens in 1919. The ornamentation and classical forms of the firm’s suburban residential projects reflected the architects’ Beaux Arts education in college. After the death of Burge in 1946 and the promotion of James Wilkinson, FAIA, to partner in 1947, the company was renamed Stevens & Wilkinson. Harnessing Wilkinson’s experience as an architect and engineer, Stevens & Wilkinson (S&W) became one of the first Atlanta firms to forgo classical architecture for the minimalist detailing of modern architecture and to incorporate structural, electrical, and mechanical engineering into its design services. Preston Stevens, Jr., FAIA observed this novel design approach from the age of 15 as a gopher for his father’s firm through his tenure By Melody Harclerode as chairman (1980-1990). He notes that “S&W became the place to go for modern architecture.” Stevens & Wilkinson has designed Melody L. Harclerode, groundAIA, promotes significant breaking local historical, cultural, projects since and natural sites as an its earliest organizational leader, days: the architect and writer. first modern school in the South with the now-demolished E. Rivers Elementary School (1949), the first underground transit station in metropolitan Atlanta with the Decatur MARTA Station (1974) and the first major solar-powered school in the United States with Ralph Bunche Middle School (1979). Many of the firm’s projects have become treasured landmarks for Atlanta residents and visitors, including the Woodruff Arts Center (1962), Tower Place (1974), Atlanta Downtown Central Library (1980 in partnership with architect Marcel Breuer), Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (1980), and Atlanta Financial Center (1982). The acquisition of the firm Stang & Newdow in 2003 renewed the firm’s focus on innovative design, technology and entrepreneurship; spurred a commitment to develop a diverse workplace; and brought in Bill Clark, AIA, current president of Stevens & Wilkinson’s Georgia office, and other talented leaders. In recent years, Stevens & Wilkinson has earned a multitude of design awards for projects ranging from the restoration of the Ellis Hotel (2007) to the new Georgia State University School of Law (2015). Clark takes pride in the firm’s distinguished civic projects near the Georgia State Capital, such as the Liberty Plaza (2017) and the Nathan Deal Judicial

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Center. Upon completion, the latter project will house the Georgia Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. The architect observes, “The Nathan Deal Judicial Center is one of the most important structures in the state. The work done in this building will touch every Georgian.” One hundred years as a widely admired design firm, Stevens & Wilkinson continues to create iconic buildings in Atlanta and the metropolitan area. Melody L. Harclerode, FAIA promotes significant natural, historical, and cultural sites as a non-profit leader, architect, and writer.

Clockwise from top: An original rendering of what is now the Woodruff Arts Center; the staff of Stevens & Wilkinson; the new Nathan Deal Judicial Center; GSU’s School of Law; firm founders Preston Stevens Sr. and James R. Wilkinson; and Decatur MARTA Station.

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Townhomes will rise on Manuel’s Tavern parking lot

Eat Your Heart Out.

By Collin Kelley Parking at Manuel’s Tavern in Poncey-Highland might be a little more dicey now that Selig Enterprises is finally starting work on a 16-unit townhome development in the restaurant’s former main parking lot. The parking lot, which sits at the corner of North Highland Avenue and Williams Mill Road adjacent to Manuel’s, has already been fenced off, the ATM removed and ground broken by heavy machinery. Parking is still available behind Manuel’s and across the street next door to Java Vino, but is being strictly enforced for restaurant’s customers only, which means car booting if you’re not a Manuel’s customer. In a lengthy Facebook post last month, Manuel’s owner Brian Maloof explained the changes. “First, let me make clear that the changes are taking place because of a new residential development is coming to the large parking lot across Williams Mill from Manuel’s. That development is not Manuel’s project. Rather it is a project of the Selig company, which owns all the land that used to belong to Manuel’s. Yes, including the land where Manuel’s sits.” The building Manuel’s has called home for more than 60 years and its parking lots were sold to Selig back in 2015 and Maloof reached an agreement with the developer for a long-term lease. In exchange, Manuel’s Tavern was saved from closure and received an extensive renovation. The large dining room area behind the bar was turned into two retail spaces that have yet to find tenants. Maloof admitted that there have already been mistakes made with the booting system, but urged patrons to be patient. “Please be assured that Manuel’s will continue to explore possibilities for maximizing parking availability at the tavern. As we adapt to reduced parking , we appreciate your patience and your understanding.” Selig and its then deevelopment partner Green Street Properties has orginally planned a mixed-use development on the parking lot. According to a report in the AJC, Selig worked with neighborhood associations to arrive at the townhome configuration, but at press time had released no details on the development.

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Cal Morgan, president and CEO of the Atlanta Humane Society, presents the Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine Award to Kay Quigley of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty.

This year’s Fourth Annual Bow Wow Brunch, the Atlanta Humane Society’s (AHS) leading fundraiser, honored Realtor Kay Quigley of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty as this year’s Anne Cox Chambers Humane Heroine. Boehringer Ingelheim was named Corporate Hero. Leading sponsors of the brunch included Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty and Voyles Automotive Group. A few guests adopted adorable puppies on the spot from the “Puppy Park,” sponsored by National Distributing Co., Inc. The event was held at Flourish, Tony Conway’s event space.

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Sustainability Recycling • Resources • Lifestyle

Resilient environmental activist has deep Georgia roots


didn’t vote for you,” a sixyear old Stephanie Stuckey told President Richard Nixon, after tugging on his jacket to get his attention at a White House holiday party in 1971. “You’re too young to vote,” responded a surprised Nixon. “Even if I was old enough, I wouldn’t have voted for you,” she replied. Realizing she needed a “quick recovery” from her bold assertion, the young politicianin-the-making asked Nixon how he became president. During his ten-minute explanation, cameras clicked and Stephanie’s father, By Sally Bethea Congressman Bill Stuckey, and Sally Bethea is the retired executive direc- her mother were finally able to find tor of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and curher in the crowd. rent board president of Four years Chattahoochee Parks later, Stephanie Conservancy whose decided that the mission is to build a White House community of support needed to embrace for the Chattahoochee recycling. Sensing River National Recrethat a letter on ation Area. plain paper might not garner the attention she sought, the precocious tenyear old used her father’s Congressional stationery to make her request. Thenpresident Gerald Ford responded by saying: “I hope that someday you’ll devote your life and career to protecting our natural resources.” Today, Ford’s framed letter hangs on the wall in her office. When Stephanie won a seat in the Georgia House in 1998, she sought the advice of her mentor, Sen. Sam Nunn; he told her that she couldn’t be an expert on everything and should focus on one


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or two core issues, becoming the “go-to” person on those matters. The decision was easy for the lawyer who has long believed that protection of the natural environment was her “calling.” Decades later, the evidence is abundant that Stephanie has used her considerable legal, political and people skills to achieve major results. Public service is clearly a family tradition. Stephanie’s father represented the 8th District of Georgia for ten years in the US Congress and her grandfather served in the Georgia Legislature, after founding the Stuckey’s candy store chain. Stephanie is particularly proud of her father’s leadership role in creating the Cumberland Island National Seashore in 1972, a complicated negotiating task with government agencies at all levels, the families who have lived on the island for generations, and environmentalists. From her parents and her own experiences, Stephanie says that she has learned two important lessons about advocating for the environment. First, victories are rarely possible without a broad coalition of interests and, secondly, bipartisan support of environmental initiatives is essential. As evidence, Stephanie cites a significant environmental victory in the early 2000s in favor of Georgia’s waterways. The legislative battle pitted the Georgia Water Coalition and its bipartisan allies against big money, pro-development interests that wanted to change state law to allow the water in our rivers, lakes and streams to become a commodity available to the highest bidder. I met Stephanie at the State Capitol during this intense period, as I lobbied

Stephanie Stuckey, center, at the ribbon cutting for the Proctor Creek Greenway.

on behalf of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and the Water Coalition, and I’ve been fortunate to count her as a colleague and friend ever since. After serving fourteen years in the House, Stephanie decided that it was time for her to leave. Her district had been re-drawn; there were good progressive candidates to take her place; and, like her father, she didn’t want to make politics her career. As the new director of the nonprofit organization GreenLaw, Stephanie says she learned the importance of litigation and the power of the Clean Water Act and its “citizen suit” provision to help everyday people impacted by pollution. She strongly believes that those without power or “a seat at the table” need to consider litigation, if there is no other remedy to protect their families and property. In early 2015, Stephanie received a call from Mayor Kasim Reed, asking

her to serve as the director of sustainability for Atlanta, which was, shortly thereafter, selected one of 100 Resilient Cities worldwide, a program pioneered and supported by The Rockefeller Foundation. Building her team to a staff of 21 and achieving a slew of successes on climate change, clean energy, urban agriculture, green infrastructure and more, Stephanie thrived in the position. The administration’s efforts culminated in Resilient Atlanta, an action-oriented strategy adopted in November 2017; the report provides a ready-to-implement roadmap with practical initiatives to maximize the city’s assets in a changing environment and withstand future shocks and stresses. With the city’s sustainability program in a strong position and a new administration in place, Stephanie left the city a year ago and in November became the first director of sustainability services at Southface, the nationally-recognized nonprofit that promotes sustainable At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

buildings and communities; she says that the organization has served as the city of Atlanta’s “number one implementation partner for sustainable policy and projects,” so the transition made perfect sense. Understanding that the new administration, led by Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms, has its own priorities, Stephanie is respectful and hopeful that the city will continue to embrace climate resilience strategies. What does Stephanie view as the

biggest urban challenge from the climate crisis? The fact that greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector now exceed those of the built environment – not just in Atlanta, but globally. Ever optimistic, she sees some areas in the city where progress is being made on this issue, but the outspoken activist in her knows that time is limited and we all need to push harder for a safe, prosperous future for everyone.


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CHaRM to host monthly recycling pop-up in Buckhead From half-used paint cans to old electronics, sometimes half of the challenge of getting organized is clearing out the old stuff. That’s why the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) is heading to Buckhead to give locals the chance to recycle all sorts of items that are too bulky or hazardous for curbside recycling. Beginning Saturday, June 29, Live Thrive Atlanta will host Buckhead CHaRM Day, a monthly pop-up recycling collection event at Peachtree Presbyterian Church (Lakeland Drive and Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta 30305) in the Magnolia parking lot from 8 a.m. to noon. This collection will repeat the last Saturday of every month. “Our permanent CHaRM facility has been operating in Southeast Atlanta for more than four years now, and we have diverted over 250,000 tons of harmful materials from landfills,” said Peggy Whitlow-Ratcliffe, executive director and founder of Live Thrive Atlanta, the nonprofit organization that operates CHaRM. “We want to offer many of these same services to residents in northern areas of the city, so we’re kicking off these monthly collections in easy-to-access Buckhead. Our goal is to continue reaching into other areas of the city and to one day have a permanent home on the northside to complement our southside location.” The pop-up will take latex paint, electronics, mattresses, furniture in usable condition, textiles and household goods, Styrofoam, food-grade glass, paper, and plastic #1, 2 and 5. Some items like TVs will require a fee. For more information, visit livethrive.org/charm.


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The Piedmont Park Conservancy honored The UPS Foundation with the Green Giant Award for its 15-year-long commitment to funding the Conservancy’s efforts, especially its volunteer program. At the same time, The UPS Foundation donated yet another $50,000 to the Conservancy to enhance its volunteer efforts. Every year, the Board and Staff of the Piedmont Park Conservancy select individuals or organizations to honor for outstanding work towards green space, the environment and/or public parks. “We have always found The UPS Foundation to be humble and solely dedicated to making an impact in Atlanta’s community, so we are thrilled to publicly recognize the hard work of the foundation that has continued to invest in the park,” says Mark Banta. The UPS Foundation’s Tamara Barker (left) receives the Green Giant Award for its support of enivronmental causes from the The UPS Foundation’s Arthur M. Blank Foundation’s Suganthi SImon (right). Photo contributions support the Conservancy’s volunteer program by Rick Moll. that provides over 9,000 hours of manpower to ensure Piedmont Park is clean, safe and beautiful. The program provides opportunities to groups, individuals, corporations and more. Projects range from mulching and weeding to building improvements and renovations. Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, The UPS Foundation supports areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues, including: volunteerism, environmental sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and community safety. In 2018, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $114.9 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation. “The UPS Foundation is honored to support the Piedmont Park Conservancy’s efforts to ensure Piedmont Park is clean, safe and green through its volunteer program,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation and chief diversity and inclusion officer at UPS. “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”

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Ansley Park. $175,000 61 16th Street, No. 3 1BR/1BA FMLS: 6541609 Sandra Carey 404.680.0438 Hall Carey 404.218.5441

Ansley Park. $489,000 75 17th Street, No. 7 2BR/1BA FMLS: 6535440 Melanie Birchfield 404.668.4318

Ashford Park. $375,000 1857 Dyer Circle 2BR/1BA FMLS: 6543858 Robin Elliott 404.314.9777

Big Canoe. $769,500 1003 Deer Run Ridge 4BR/4.5BA FMLS: 6503696 Maria Webb Crocker 770.294.9768

Brookhaven. $269,900 3777 Peachtree Road, No. 1622 2BR/2BA FMLS: 6506280 Kris Perkins 404.433.1898

Brookhaven. $3,749,000 1211 W. Brookhaven Drive 4BR/4BA/3HBA FMLS: 6502266 David Kaufman 770.480.9694

Buckhead. $725,000 422 Valley Green Drive 4BR/3BA FMLS: 6540140 Grace McDade 770.316.1133

Buckhead. $329,000 3338 Peachtree Road, No. 3404 1BR/1BA FMLS: 6546254 Shira Cohen 678.523.0757

Buckhead. $449,900 325 E. Paces Ferry Road, No. 1011 2BR/2BA FMLS: 6526459 Suzy Defoor 404.925.8466 Jud Whitlock 404.713.0796

Buckhead. $480,000 325 E. Paces Ferry Road, No. 1602 2BR/2BA FMLS: 6523873 Suzy Defoor 404.925.8466

Buckhead. $510,000 3325 Piedmont Road, No. 2001 2BR/2BA FMLS: 6543836 Shira Cohen 678.523.0757

Buckhead. $750,000 3667 Peachtree Road, No. 6 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 6540955 Angela Henderson 404.664.9041 Julie Coward 770.329.8718

Buckhead. $775,000 3667 Peachtree Road, No. 7 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 6540984 Julie Coward 770.329.8718 Angela Henderson 404.664.9041

Capitol View. $360,000 569 Erin Avenue 4BR/2BA FMLS: 6540639 Lisa Bennett 678.531.2996

Catleberry Hill. $439,990 226 Bradberry Street 2BR/2.5BA FMLS: 6549057 Feroza Syed 770.595.5018

Chamblee. $589,900 5404 Peachtree Road, No. 6 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 6126585 Allen Snow 404.931.1176

Chastain Park. $2,395,000 494 Mount Paran Road 6BR/6BA/2HBA FMLS: 6524060 Chase Mizell 770.289.2780

Decatur. $618,500 663 Densley Drive 4BR/2.5BA FMLS: 6528596 Betsy Meagher 404.414.8440

Druid Hils. $2,300,000 1609 S Ponce de Leon Ave, Unit A 5BR/5.5BA FMLS: 6546564 Peggy Hibbert 404.444.0192 Henry Hibbert 404.372.3446

Druid Hills. $1,995,000 1609 S Ponce de Leon Ave, Unit B 4BR/4.5BA FMLS: 6546705 Peggy Hibbert 404.444.0192 Henry Hibbert 404.372.3446

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Freedom Heights. $365,000 821 Ralph McGill Blvd., No. 2217 2BR/2BA FMLS: 6535763 Blaine Palmer 229.400.3674 Wilmot Irvin 704.776.8313

Glenwood Park. $619,000 978 N. Ormewood Park Drive 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 6542744 Bobby Blaha 404.402.9741

Hampton Hall. $629,000 3492 Hillstone Court 4BR/4BA FMLS: 6512722 Natalie Blalock 770.605.1225

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Lynwood Park. $739,900 1104 Francis Street 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 6505488 Chase Mizell 770.289.2780

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Ridgewood Heights. $499,000 1788 Moores Mill Road 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 6518573 Tom Abrams 917.279.0755

Serenbe. $1,349,000 17 Swann Wynd 4BR/4BA FMLS: 6521728 Sandra Storrar 404.310.3558 Clay Henderson 770.652.1890

Serenbe. $450,000 10625 Serenbe Lane, No. 202 2BR/2BA FMLS: 6518172 Sandra Storrar 404.310.3558 Evan Mckinney 770.527.0128

Sylvan Hills. $280,000 1931 Sylvan Road 4BR/3BA FMLS: 6114871 Lisa Bennett 678.531.2996

West Midtown. $369,000 1363 Stirling Circle 2BR/2BA FMLS: 6538371 Allison Jackson 404.376.6914

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Tasting Intown: Pancake Social Is there any city on earth doing brunch better than Atlanta can do it? No, there is not. We may not have invented chicken and waffles, but we sure as heck perfected it (looking at you, Gladys Knight). That’s why we sometimes brave long lines for places that don’t take reservations. Southerners are willing to wait for what they truly want. If it’s made thoughtfully, locally, and with love, I can certainly spare a half hour or so to get it. These delightfully diverse modern food halls popping up all over our city have made waiting in line to eat a real trend. Ponce City Market in particular showcases long lines at lunch and supper time, but not at breakfast—until now. Welcome to the mix and thank you for stepping in to fill the PCM breakfast void, Pancake Social. There’s a line around every corner at PCM, so nobody should be complaining about inevitably finding one at Pancake Social. After your wait, you’ll order at the counter and sit at a table with your number, where your food will be delivered to you. Coffee and bakery items arrive right away and the rest of the menu arrives pretty quickly. The dining room is spacious and bright with excellent natural light and beautifully tiled floors with tiny stacks of pancakes painted into them. You can bring the kids and park the stroller, or bring your laptop and park there to telecommute. Beyond the investment of time, the price has got to By Megan Volpert be right. Eleven bucks may sound like a lot of money for a buckwheat and dark chocolate pancake stack, but when it arrives, you’ll know it’s worth it even before the first bite. The order includes three huge pancakes that only the truly brave could finish by themselves in one sitting. The dark chocolate sauce is rich enough to meet all your sweet tooth needs and then some. And don’t be turned off by the idea of buckwheat; the pancakes themselves are completely delicious and your kids will think they taste “normal,” especially with a full strength dose of chocolate on top. Megan Volpert lives We tried a little bit of everything. All the quick in Decatur, teaches pastries were solid, with the cinnamon bun and banana in Roswell and writes bread being the best. The banana bread manages to be books about popular crispy on the edges yet perfectly moist in the middle. culture. Icing on the bun was on point. On the sammies menu, the P.S. burger is out of this world—nice big patty, sweet onions with just the right amount of bite. But the real star is the house-made English muffin where a plain old burger bun should never be again. This English muffin was thrillingly good (…is a sentence I never thought I’d write)! It tasted perfect, was neatly buttered and toasted, held firm against the patty without sliding around or breaking apart. I could go on and on about this four-dollar English muffin and recommend ordering any sandwich on the menu that includes it, which is all but one of them—the avocado toast. The “toast” is actually a bagel. The “avocado” is actually more like guacamole, which is then destined to fall through the bagel hole in clumps. Delicious flavors, but a total failure in terms of how to eat it without making a mess. If you’re in an appetizer or sharing mood, the two cottage cheese blintzes with blueberry compote are a nice opening volley. If you’re in a grab-and-go mood, the quinoa bowl has a peanut vinaigrette that adds a Pad Thai vibe, and this time you get a half avocado rather than a guac-ish switcheroo. The bowls also travel nicely, as opposed to many of their other items. This is actually my main peeve about what is otherwise a really good breakfast joint: they’re not well-equipped for to-go orders outside of coffee (two thumbs way up on that darkly sweet maple latte) and quick breads. The pancake’s radius is too big for their recyclable takeout box, and they’re not yet putting wax paper in the bottom to keep greasier items like that fabulous burger from leaking through. The tasty green juice I ordered to-go came in an opaque coffee cup, even though contemplating the color and pulp in a fresh juice is half its tranquil fun. But now I’m just quibbling and these are kinks that’ll no doubt be worked out over time. There’s plenty to love about Pancake Social and Chef Anne Quatrano has done it again. While you’re waiting in line, think about how lucky Atlanta is to have such lines or just order a mimosa and quickly forget all about the line. For more information, visit pancakesocial.com.

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More restaurants debut, set to open around Intown

Atlanta’s Best Creative Southwestern Cuisine & Award Winning Margaritas Full bar, Over 100 Wines, Atlanta’s Best Tequila Selection Top 100 neighborhood gem restaurants in America - OpenTable

By Collin Kelley Back in February, we featured a roundup of newly opened restaurants around Intown. Just four months later, we have a whole new list as the city’s culinary scene continues to explode with new tastes and concepts.

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A new location is set to open in East Atlanta early this summer, bringing warm cookie delivery to the neighborhood until 3 a.m. every day. The store, located at 1271 Glenwood Ave., will be the company’s third location to open in Atlanta, joining their Ponce and Midtown locations. Information: insomniacookies.com.

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A Haute Cookie ► The food truck has opened a brick and mortar boutique at The Beacon, 1039 Grant Street, in Grant Park. Owned by Shiana White, the menu includes freshbaked cookies, creative ice cream sandwiches and totally safe-to-eat raw cookie dough. Information: ahautecookie.com.

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Aziza Oliva Restaurants is set to open its second restaurant following their award-winning Italian market and wine bar Bellina Alimentari in Ponce City Market. Aziza will offer a “fresh take Continued on page 36


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Continued from page 35 on traditional Israeli cuisine” at Westside Provisions District when it opens later this month. Owner Tal Postelnik Baum plans to continue her expansion in Atlanta with the opening of a third restaurant, Rina, this fall at Ford Factory Lofts.

◄ The Iberian Pig Castellucci Hospitality Group has opened a second outpost of its popular Decatur Spanish tapas restaurant at the new Hanover Buckhead Village at 3150 Roswell Road, Suite A3. Information: theiberianpigatl.com.

Curry Up Now The California-based concept offering Indian fast casual cuisine has announced it will open three locations including next month at 1575 Church St. in Deacatur and this fall at Madison Yards on Memorial Drive and The Interlock on Howell Mill Road in 2020. Information: curryupnow.com.

◄ Bar.bacoa Scott Switzer and James Rangel have teamed up to open Bar.bacoa in the heart of Virginia Highland at 1000 Virginia Ave. The menu features 15 unique tacos as well as 26 tapas, soups, salads and desserts. Information: barbacoa-atl.com.

◄ Colony Square North American Properties has announced that Rumi’s Kitchen, Sukoshi and Freshii will join the culinary lineup at the underrenovation Colony Square in Midtown. Rumi’s Kitchen, the Atlanta-based Persian restaurant by renowned Chef Ali Mesghali, will open in May 2020. Restaurateur Steve Palmer and the Indigo Road team are bringing Sukoshi, an on-the-go, fine casual dining featuring sushi, later this year. Fast-casual Freshii, owned and operated by Atlanta-native Dustin Sabooria, will also open later this year and include bowls, burritos, salads, wraps, soups, smoothies and juices.

Bully Boy Located at 828 Ralph McGill Blvd., this Concentrics Restaurant concept on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail features surf and turf. Information: bullyboyatl.com.

El Tesoro Taqueria Build-your-own breakfast and lunch tacos, burritos and tamales and pair it with fresh coffee at this new spot at 1374 Arkwright Place. Information: eltesoroatl.com.

Pour Taproom Located at SPX Alley, 661 Auburn Ave., facing the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, Pour Taproom allows guests to sample 80-plus beers, wines and beverages from self-serve taps. Information: pourtaproom.com.

Oceanwave The owners of Harry & Sons have opened this new restaurant in Virginia-Highland at 420 N. Highland Ave, featuring sushi, Thai dishes and martinis. Information: oceanwaveatl.com.

Grana Chef Pat Pasquale “Pat” Pascarella is expected to open this casual Italian eatery specializing in wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas and homemade pasta in the Piedmont Heights neighborhood at 1835 Piedmont Ave. later this year.

Velvet Taco Set to open later this summer at Buckhead Market Place at 77 Paces Ferry Place, the taco joint will be open late and serving up and eclectic menu of tacos, Mexican beers, margaritas, desserts and more. Information: velvettaco.com.



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Ride-sharing company Lyft is teaming up with the City of Atlanta’s One Atlanta Office to make it easier for families living in Atlanta’s “food deserts” (or under-resourced communities) to access nutritious groceries. The pilot program will provide some affected residents with heavily discounted Lyft rideshare credits to nearby farmers markets and grocery stores. For the duration of the six-month pilot, Lyft will provide 300 families with eight rides per month for a flat $2 fee up to $10. Find out more at aglanta.org/accessaglanta. Family Food Fest Atlanta will be held June 16 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Georgia Freight Depot next door to Underground Atlanta. In its 17th year, this multicultural Father’s Day event includes a competition for best dishes, tastings, a cooking demo by Food Network Celebrity Chef Jamika Pessoa, the Colgate Bright Smiles Dental Van providing free dental checkups for kids 12 and under and more. All proceeds benefit nonprofit umbrella Atlanta Culinary Charities. For tickets and information, visit FamilyFoodFestAtlanta.com. Tickets are now on sale for the fourth edition of Sandy Springs’ Food That Rocks event. Set to return to the Green at City Springs on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 6:30 to 11 p.m., the event is a celebration of the community’s bustling dining scene featuring more than 20 participating restaurants. For more information, visit foodthatrocks.org.

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The Studio Arts & Culture

Funky, Fearless,

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The Seed and Feed Marching Abominable Struts to their Own Beat By Donna Williams Lewis They’re funky. They’re fearless. And they’ve just turned 45 years old. They are Atlanta’s own Seed & Feed Marching Abominable, a zany community band of about 200 volunteer musicians, dancers and other assorted fun-lovers ranging in age from 13 to 90. Founded by Kelly Morris, of the ‘70s-era Kelly’s Seed & Feed Theatre, the band marked its anniversary with its 45th appearance in the annual Inman Park Festival Parade. Inman Park resident Laurie Hawkins, 58, has been part of this scene for 24 years as one of the band’s “Despicables” — the dancers, banner-wavers and other assorted party animals. “It’s the most beautiful day for our 45th anniversary in our beautifully diverse neighborhood,” Hawkins said at the April 27 parade. “We have everybody in our band, no exclusions, no discrimination.” The corporate interior designer said her fellow band members keep her coming back. “It’s really hard to have friends when you’re old, and this is pure joy. It’s our tribe,” Hawkins said. “We raised our child in this band.” Members’ children under the age of 18 are known as the band’s “Incorrigibles.” Continued on page 40

Left to right, Seed and Feed Marching Abominable members Brad Hood, May Kay Kreisle and Judy Hall at the Inman Park Festival Parade. Photo by Alan Sandercock

“The Mouth,” aka Donna Weber, manager of The Seed & Feed Marching Abominable, gets a band photo shoot organized at the Inman Park Festival Parade. (Additional photos by Donna Williams Lewis)

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Mountain, is a Despicable who used to tap dance at band gigs with her late husband and still does an event or two each year. Ronda’s daughter Amalia Fox, 12, is a lifelong Incorrigible. The band takes in new members any time and all the time, Weber said. “Whatever you want to put into it,” she said, “we’re happy to help you harness that energy.”

Upcoming gigs Here’s a spring/summer sampler of the band’s upcoming events. Times shown are the anticipated Marching Abominable performance times.

From left, “Abominables” Dale Mann of Candler Park and Hank Spiker of Decatur get ready to march at the Inman Park Festival Parade.

Continued from page 38 Marching Abominable alumni from around the country returned to Atlanta to commemorate the anniversary. Some joined the parade, and uniforms were not a problem. The band doesn’t wear them. Instead, they’re given a suggested costume theme based on each event or they can wear their tie-dye Seed & Feed T-shirts. They dressed as superheroes for last year’s Dragon Con parade in Downtown Atlanta. For the Inman Park parade, their theme was sapphire, the gemstone for 45th anniversaries. The band dazzled the crowd with deep blue clothing of every kind, accessorized with a crazy blur of sequins, feathers, wigs, hats, beads, fishnet stockings and butterfly wings. A couple of members marched with vinyl ’45s strapped to the sides of their heads. They fit right into what’s billed as Atlanta’s “quirkiest” parade with other parade favorites such as the Inman Park Precision Attaché Drill Team and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons. The band is led by several alternating conductors, each called “Broom.” That’s a name dating back to the Marching Abominable’s first public appearance, led by “a high-stepping guy with a broom, who swept aside the crowd,” according to the group’s history. The musicians have a repertoire ranging from Big Band standards such as Benny Goodman’s “Sing, Sing, Sing” to more current tunes such as “Raise Your Glass” by Pink. And, of course, there’s lots of John Philip Sousa in their mix. Trombone player Henry Slack, of Decatur, has been an Abominable since the band’s start. “We play Sousa the way other people play softball,” he said, “with the best of intentions.”

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Though they wow crowds with their big brassy sound, it’s easy to join the Seed & Feed Marching Abominable. There are no auditions and no marching experience

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From left, “Despicables” Avis Fox and her daughter Ronda Fox are among several families with three generations of members in the Marching Abominable band.

is necessary. The musicians range from beginners to professionals, said the group’s manager, “The Mouth,” aka Donna Weber. “We’ve had jugglers and unicyclists and we have a violinist in the band who marches and carries an amp on her back,” said Weber, a 32-year-old bass drummer who works in the legal industry. “We are definitely a place where if someone wants to join, we want to be a home for them and find a thing for them to do.” Weber is joined on the band’s fivemember council by “Scribbles,” the secretary (Liz Weiler); “Bookie,” the booking manager (Patricia Pichardo); “Rostermeister,” the membership coordinator (Karen Parker); and “Scrooge,” the treasurer (Jane Monahan). The nonprofit band plays for free for community and nonprofit-related events. Their paid private and corporate gigs cover their general operating costs.

Putting on the ‘Blitz’

Hank Spiker, 68, of Decatur, joined the Marching Abominable during the days of its Seed & Feed Theatre performances. He played trumpet with the band for about 13 years and returns for its anniversaries. “That group really became my family,” he said. “Once you’re a band member, you’re always a band member.” The band still holds true to its street theater roots of Spiker’s day, including its “blitz” — popping up of out of nowhere and taking people by surprise. Most recently, the band blitzed the El Bandido Mex Mex Grill in Little Five Points during the restaurant’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. Spiker loves those moments when people begin to think they hear a band and then suddenly they’re shocked that their ears aren’t deceiving them. “Just the surprise and the joy of that [the blitz],” he said. “Every performance is like that. It’s just a joy.”

‘I showed her!’

A tiny slip of a person decked out in blue butterflies, huge yellow peace symbol earrings

and a belly dance skirt over a blue leotard, Angela Carrington, 71, swayed her way down the parade route. The Inman Park afterschool art teacher is living out a dream from her youth as one of the Despicables for about the past 23 years. “I played clarinet in high school and college. I wanted to dance, but my mother was all about music,” she said. “So, I showed her!” As a Despicable, “We wrangle people out of the way,” watch for potholes, “and we dance when we can,” Carrington said. Another Despicable, former New York City dance teacher Ricki Abrams, is the band’s oldest member. “She just turned 90 and we got to play at her birthday party, which was so much fun,” Weber said. Ronda Fox, 59, both a Despicable and a Broom, said the Marching Abominable is a great educational resource for the city. “It’s [a place] for developing musicians as well as a place where top-notch musicians can come to have fun,” she said. The Brookhaven retiree’s family is one of several with three generations involved in the band. Her mother Avis Fox, 86, of Stone

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Poet Karen Head and poet/essayist Megan Volpert both have new books out this month. Head’s latest poetry collection, Lost on Purpose (Iris Press), is already gaining praise for its lyricism and pop culture sensibility, while Volpert’s Boss Broad (Sibling Rivalry Press) responds to Bruce Springsteen’s body of work with poems and essays. In the spirit of Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, Head and Volpert (who both happen to be regular INtown contributors) sat down for a lively question and answer session. VOLPERT: Your writing has always been deeply interested in place. Lost on Purpose is all about landscape and travel. What’s up with that? HEAD: Eudora Welty once said, “Art, though, is never the voice of a country; it is an even more precious thing, the voice of the individual, doing its best to speak, not comfort of any sort, indeed, but truth.” I think for a me, growing up as an Army Brat (10 schools in my K-12 experience), I’ve always had to focus on my “place in place” in order to survive. In what many people would call a “post-truth” world, I think the sense of place is increasingly important. For me the truth of where I am from is more fluid. I’ve spent so much time being the outsider, the foreign person, that I am probably more primed to be aware of what’s happening around me. That’s why the “truth” I am keen to share is about other places and the people who live there. Any hope we have for meaningful peace has to begin with understanding, and it is an artist’s responsibility to contribute to understanding. Your writing has always been deeply engaged with pop culture. Do you feel that being a high school teacher has amplified this interest, or would it have happened no matter what your profession might have been?


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VOLPERT: When I was a kid I wanted to do civil rights litigation. It’s probably more fair to say that pop culture led me to teaching, rather than the other way around. The interest in pop culture was there from the start in the form of teen magazines and mix tapes bootlegged off the radio. School was always a safer place for me than the house I grew up in, and I would pick up pop detritus at school and then use it as a shield to tune out what was going on at

home. Teenagers are intensely ideological creatures and the popular arts are where they learn what ideas they prefer to wield. As a high school English teacher, my job is to help shape their interpretation and eventual application of those ideas. And of course, they keep me in the evolutionary loop. I’m constantly asking them, “am I being old right now?” Them telling me what I’m missing, culturally speaking, has become a valuable springboard in my writing process. What’s your process? Do you write most this stuff while you’re traveling, or are these poems what you’re able to “recollect in tranquility,” as Wordsworth says? HEAD: Most of my work happens in reflection, but sometimes I do write in the place I visit. My third book, My Paris

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Year, was mostly written in Paris. Lost on Purpose was so long in the making (over ten years) that it is hard to remember the entire process of all the poems. I was also having to balance my academic projects, so poetry was something I often has to “squeeze in” when I could. Overall, I think the richness of the poems, from the figurative sense, tends to reveal itself after some distance from the actual experiences. In an interview I read years ago (and I hope I’m not mythologizing this), Toni Morrison talked about the importance of a long commute to her work. She said characters and action would “play out” in the dark reflections in the window as she rode along. What role has commuting taken (beside being a topic) in the process of your book? VOLPERT: I work more quickly than most people and I don’t edit much, so the commute (Decatur to Roswell five days a week) is crucial time for ideas to marinate. Nearly all of the Only Ride book was typed on my phone’s notepad in ten-minute increments while riding At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

MARTA. For Boss Broad, I made a playlist of the five Springsteen songs that were to be translated in each chapter, then I’d play them on a loop for several weeks at a time until their rhymes and rhythms were muscle memory—made the translations spring out of me quite quickly every weekend, and the commute was key to keeping my wife from being justifiably annoyed at hearing the looping songs at home. Lost on Purpose is also about marriage and even dedicated to your husband, Colin [Potts]. Does he dig his inclusion in your writing and the way you work through your relationship with him on paper?

of colitis, then wrote the anti-suicide book Straight Into Darkness to share the Sisyphean lessons of that. So illness does sometimes push to the forefront of my work in a way that I hope helps other people overcome similar challenges. I’m never afraid to talk about the hard stuff of mortality. It appears in Boss Broad very differently though, as this memoir spends most of its time considering the gap between my sixteen year old self and my currently almost forty year old self—the student and the teacher. It asks whether I’m a sell out or a hypocrite, whether I was ever cool in the first place, and things like that. I surprised myself by needing both my poet’s voice and essayist’s voice to explore it. Megan Volpert

HEAD: It helps that he is a photographer, and often I have to deal with being his subject, so we appreciate each other’s role as muse. I’ve never published a poem about any aspect of our relationship that might prove surprising to him. Positive or negative, I would never want to blindside him with my work. I also know that he would never (or at least he never has) ask me to change my work in any way. I think I create more trouble for him as a photographer because I have pretty strong feelings about appearing in his work. I’m fine with anything being in a gallery, but I am not always fine with photos appearing on social media. The book is also about finding each other later in life. Frankly, I don’t think I would feel the same freedom to write about our relationship if we were younger. Part of why our relationship is so solid is that we are both mature and confident as individuals. We also really like each other’s work, so that helps, too. You asked about Colin, so I want to turn similar attention to your wife, Mindy. Both our spouses (who it bears noting, adore one another) share a love of a distinctive and sartorial sense of style. Can you speak about how Mindy’s exploration of fashion as a form of identity politics has informed your work? VOLPERT: “Fashion” gets a bad rap as being the most vapid form of pop art, but it’s actually the most universal. Everybody gets dressed. Mindy (or @dappermindy, to the Instagram crowd) is indeed very thoughtful about what she puts on every day. Watching her think about style throughout the fourteen glorious years we’ve been together has really impacted my consciousness of how we sartorially rep for our sense of self. She’s a visual activist, creating delight and disturbance with the objective of connecting strangers in a peaceable way. Everywhere we go, people look at her. They wonder if she is “somebody” and secretly snap her photo, or they approach her to talk about her outfit and then we end up conversing about life for ten minutes. She’s an ambassador for queers and gender nonconforming folks, and really gets people engaged in thinking about that by literally At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

wearing it on her sleeve. I’m impressed by her bravery, and my upcoming projects—editing RuPaul’s Drag Race and Philosophy (Open Court, 2019) and also editing Closet Cases: LGBTIQ Writers on What We Wear (Et Alia Press, 2020)—are an unusually direct result of her influence. I’ve been writing about music for a long time, and our tastes there don’t line up so nicely as she’s thirteen years older than I am. Both our books are about middle age. You’ve got about a dozen years on me, so I’ve always considered you part of my advance team. What do I need to know about facing my forties? HEAD: When I turned forty, a friend told me to enjoy the next twenty years because it would be the only time in my life when I didn’t have to explain myself. The wisdom went something like, “Before forty people think you still need guidance, and after sixty people think you might be slipping.” I’ve found that to be true. As a woman, I felt a wonderful addition to this new sense of freedom when I turned fifty. It was like a switch flipped, and I really didn’t care what people thought about me in the same ways. I’ve always been eager to please, to be appropriate (whatever that means), but suddenly I just didn’t care if someone thought velvet floral combat boots where age-inappropriate. I also discovered an overwhelming sense of sanguinity. I think you will find the next twenty years enormously freeing. On a more practical note, watch the sugar—or be content with the need to buy bigger pants.

How it is that you’ve never strayed from writing in the genre of poetry? You’ve written a book for educators and some restaurant reviews, but are you generally not interested in book-length creative nonfiction or even doing a novel? HEAD: I’m a crap fiction writer. Oddly, I’m an excellent fiction teacher, and my students have always won awards. While I am not above telling a lie for the sake of a poem, I am much more interested in the truth. That’s why creative nonfiction is appealing to me. My book about higher education isn’t really an academic

book. It is a memoir intertwined with journalism—in line with the tradition of new journalism. I honestly don’t think I will ever write a novel, but there are many things I never thought I would do—and did anyway. Hybridity of form is finally getting the attention it deserves (in my opinion). Can you talk about why you became interested in that approach? What do you gain? What do you sacrifice? VOLPERT: I don’t like to be told what to do and I like to break rules. Most of my writing has been weirdly unclassifiable by genre—the uniting principle is just my sense of voice, my attitude. The freedom of it is wonderful during the writing process, but once the manuscript is complete, I do realize that I’m a publicist’s worst nightmare. I mean, there was a huge debate about how Boss Broad should be marketed because the book can’t be boxed in to some easy labels. Memoir / essay / poetry / music / education / pop culture? I contain harmonious multitudes! So I’ll never get to be a “famous” or “bestselling” writer this way, but that’s no big sacrifice. This is my eleventh book and I’m pleased to report that the aggregate effect is beginning to bear juicy fruits of cult underground iconoclasm that my sixteen year old self is beyond gratified by. Lovely chatting with you, Karen. It’s been too long! Let’s go see that Fleetwood Mac cover band again soon and our spouses can playfully bicker about which of the two of them is wearing the finest jacket.


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Flannery O’Connor often argued that her illness has no consideration in her fiction. You and I have both struggled with chronic illness. Do you find that your health has been a consideration in your work? VOLPERT: I almost died from a colitis flare—spent two weeks in the hospital and lost a lot of my language from malnutrition. Only Ride was written to process the grief and joy resulting from that. I also once considered euthanizing myself to avoid the severe chronic pain

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Visual Arts

Flux Projects - Art Over Dinner: Temporary art projects that create spaces for transformation at Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills. Jun 6. $85. fluxprojects.art

Dames At Sea: This campy show is based on the nostalgia of Hollywood musicals of the ‘30s. Thur-Sun. $15-$33. stagedoorplayers.net Jump: In this whimsically theatrical world, lights flicker, hearts heal – and you never know what surprises will literally fall from the sky. Wed-Sun. $20-$35. actors-express.com

Gathered IV - Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists: This juried exhibition has steadily evolved over the last thirteen years from its original incarnation. Closes Jun 15. Free. mocaga.org Hand To Hand - Southern Craft Of The 19th Century: The exhibition frocuses on a selection of masterworks from the High’s holdings of 19th-century Southern decorative arts. Tues-Sun. $14.50. high.org

Five Guys Named Moe: The tunes of R&B pioneer Louis Jordan, whose slant on jazz paved the way for rock and roll in the ‘50s, drive this musical tribute. Wed-Sun. $18-$51. theatricaloutfit.org

Kaleidoscope Katrantzou: An exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary of the coveted designer’s eponymous label Mary Katrantzou. Tue-Sun. $10. scadfash.org

Jazz Matters: Relax, relate, release and enjoy a wonderful evening of music at The Wren’s Nest. Jun 21-Aug 16. $25-$300. wrensnestonline.com

Jon Bellion: This singer/songwriter makes contemporary pop that mixes R&B, hiphop, and indie rock influences. Jun 19. $21.50-$295. classicchastain.com

Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly: Combining a Philadelphia soul sound with a strong appreciation of Marvin Gaye this band was among the top R&B acts of the late ‘70s and ‘80s. Jun 15. $50-$288. classicchastain.com

Rodrigo y Gabriela: Before they became the most visible flamenco duo of the early 2000s, guitarists Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero bonded over heavy metal. Jun 1. $35-$75. foxtheatre.org Native Gardens: Neighbors clash in this dazzling new comedy about a battle for the backyard. Closes Jun 2. $42-$48. auroratheatre.com Oliver!: Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens novel. Jun 7-23. $26-$63. atlantalyrictheatre.com Pocahontas: The story will be brought to life in a new version by Native American playwright, Kara Morrison. Jun 13-Aug 4. $18-$25. serenbeplayhouse.com

Performing Arts Anderson Paak and The Free Nationals: This singer, rapper, drummer, and producer broke through with six songs on Dr. Dre’s 2015 album “Compton.” Jun 7. $41.50-$328. classicchastain.com Brit Floyd: This extravagant show brings together all the best elements of a real Pink Floyd concert. Jun 12. $35-$175. foxtheatre.org Come From Away: Into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Jun25-29. $46-$145. foxtheatre.org

The Lightning Thief - The Percy Jackson Musical: An adaptation of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan. Jun 7-9. $45-$87. cobbenergycentre.com

Pride & Joy: The story of Marvin Gaye, one of music’s most expressive singers, a deeply talented producer and a superb songwriter. Jun 6-9. $38.75-$102.75. foxtheatre.org

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Tunes From The Tombs: A day of incredible music and performances at one of the city’s most unique music venues, Oakland Cemetery. Jun 8. $10-$75. oaklandcemetery.com The Righteous Brothers: With a string of #1 classics, Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield topped the charts in four decades. Jun 6. $55-$85. cobbenergycentre.com

Weird Al Yankovic: The performer has carried the torch of musical humor more proudly and more successfully than any performer since Allan Sherman. Jun 30. $33$297. classicchastain.com

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MOUNTAIN RETREAT Five ways to give any home a cozy, modern vibe

By Danielle Clockel

Shag Rugs

When you think of a cozy cabin getaway, what comes to mind? Probably wood tones, comforting textures, and maybe some wildlife elements, but sometimes the style feels a little one-note. Forget what you think you know about cabin decor, and let’s get in the mindset of something edgier and more modern.

We know, you’re probably a little surprised at this suggestion. Shag rugs are often found in either sophisticated glam spaces or funky global abodes (a la Moroccan wedding blankets), but why not a modern cabin as well? What’s cozier and comfier than a plush shaggy rug underfoot to warm your cold toes?

Faux Taxidermy

Wood Burning Stove

Wood Accents

Log cabins can sometimes have an overabundance of wood – wood floors, wooden walls, wood beams. We love this material too, don’t get us wrong. But using it as an accent or feature instead of overwhelming the senses highlights its natural beauty and character.

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No matter what style of cabin we’re talking about, a fire is an absolute necessity. However, we’re leaning away from grand mantles and giant stone walls in favor of small-space-friendly wood burning stoves. These can go super authentically rustic or more paired down, but the result is the same – a soul-warming fire. Bonus points if you put your firewood on display.

Speaking of accessories, let’s address the taxidermy trope. We say skip the dead animal heads and go the more environmentally friendly (and animal friendly) route with whimsical upholstered faux taxidermy. Go from creepy to cute!

Eclectic Pillows

Plaid and buffalo check are time honored patterns of any cabin, and we are happy to pay homage to these roots. But a fun way to liven up this look is by adding an additional, unexpected style. Maybe some rug remnant pillows? Hey, why should the boho homes have a monopoly on these kilim treasures.

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Head to the Parks

Georgia State Parks offer fun, education and history Thanks to the many easily accessible Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites locations and the variety of outdoor activities suitable for all ages and skill levels, it doesn’t get much better than summer break in Georgia’s great outdoors. From locations listed as one of the “Top Places to Visit in the U.S.” by Buzzfeed, to parks considered to be one of the “20 Wild and Beautiful State Parks in the U.S.” by National Geographic, options are endless, affordable and allow families to check off their Georgia bucket lists. Below are 10 ideas for a memorable summer that’s affordable and close to home.

colonial times at Fort Morris and Fort King George, or Civil War bunkers at Fort McAllister. To learn about Native American history, visit Kolomoki Mounds, New Echota, Chief Vann House and Etowah Indian Mounds. Even more historic sites are listed on GaStateParks.org/History.

Go Paddling

Explore Georgia’s waterways through a variety of paddling adventures. Canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and aquacycles may be rented seasonally, or visitors may bring their own boats. For a challenge, join the Park Paddlers Club

which takes explorers to six state parks as they show off their members-only t-shirt. Find out more at GaStateParks.org/ Paddling.

Tee Off

Tee off at one of Georgia’s eight state park golf courses offering a family-friendly atmosphere surrounded by sparkling lakes and scenic forests. Lessons, putting greens, pro shops and cabin packages are available. Green fees are as low as $20. More information is available at GaStateParks.org/ Golfing.

‘Glamping’ Yurts

For a unique and affordable getaway, book a “glamour camping” yurt. These funky wood and canvas structures are a blend between a tent and cabin, with furniture inside and fire rings outside. Guests can even walk to nearby hot showers. Yurts are available at Cloudland Canyon, Red Top Mountain, High Falls, Fort Yargo, Sweetwater Creek and Tugaloo state parks. To rent a yurt, visit GaStateParks.org/UniqueAccommodations.

Geocache: History Trail GeoTour

Love a treasure hunt? The revamped History Trail GeoTour offers new challenges, new locations, and a new reward. This mystery cache GeoTour offers geocachers of all levels a chance to travel back in time to state historic sites and earn an exclusive trackable coin. Download and print a Time Travel Ticket prior to participating. For more information visit GaStateParks.org/Geocaching.

Camping Under the Stars

Pack the tent and build cherished memories while toasting s’mores. Camping encourages the entire family to enjoy the simple pleasures of swapping stories while looking up at the stars. All campgrounds have water and electric hookups, hot showers and site-specific reservations. Visit GaStateParks.org/Camping for more information.

Cozy Cabins

For an affordable and cozy staycation, book a cabin or cottage surrounded by beautiful scenery. Ranging from one to three bedrooms, state park cabins come with fully equipped kitchens, screened porches and a wide range of activities right outside the door. Choose from mini golf, nature trails, ranger programs, archery, disc golf and more. Bring the four-legged family members along when you reserve a dogfriendly cabin in advance. To book a cabin, visit GaStateParks.org/Cottages.

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Junior Rangers

Children ages 6 to 12 will have fun learning in the outdoors as they work toward earning a Junior Ranger badge. By following guidelines in the activity book or attending ranger-led camps, they will experience nature first-hand and explore Georgia’s fascinating history. The experience builds as children work their way through three badge levels. Download the free book at GaStateParks.org/EducationalResources.

Travel Back in Time

Mix entertainment with education when you step back in time at Georgia’s state historic sites. Children can explore

Go Fishing

Grab your rod and reel and head out for a day of fishing at parks like High Falls or Reed Bingham. There is no fee for casting a line, but a license is required for ages 16 and older. For families who would like to take their adventure up a notch, many state parks rent boats by the hour. For more information, visit GaStateParks.org/ParkFishing.

Trek the Trails

Explore the trails with your children to discover the wonders of nature through their eyes. Georgia’s State Parks offer a variety of hiking and biking paths, from easy paved loops to challenging backcountry trails. Families will experience Georgia’s diverse landscape as well, with canyons and waterfalls, salt marshes and streams. Energetic explorers can join the Canyon Climbers Club or Muddy Spokes Club to earn a members-only t-shirt. Bring Fido along for a full circle adventure via state parks Tails on Trails Club. Learn more at GaStateParks.org/ParkActivities, GaStateParks.org/ParkClubs and GaStateParks.org/TailsOnTrailsClub. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

Wine Country

Mountain vineyards offer tastes & tours The Cottage Vineyard and Winery 5050 Hwy 129 North Cleveland, GA 30528 cottagevineyardwinery.com Open since 2012, the vineyard hosts tastings seven days a week and also offers live music on Saturdays. Choose from a flight of five or eight wines. Cavender Creek Vineyards & Winery 3610 Cavender Creek Road Dahlonega, GA 30533 cavendercreekvineyards.com Wine tastings invite visitors to sample any four wines from the menu; souvenir glasses are available. Groups of six or more require a reservation. Boutier Winery 4506 Hudson River Church Road Danielsville, GA 30633 boutierwinery.com Hosts weekend wine tastings with a sampling of six wines; no appointment needed. Weekday wine tastings are by reservation only. Frogtown Winery 700 Ridge Point Drive Dahlonega, GA 30533 frogtown.us Offers wine tastings at various tasting rooms including locations in Hahira, Valdosta and Helen, Georgia. The

Dahlonega Tasting Room, located on the main estate, features a weekend Panini Bar. Yonah Mountain Vineyards 1717 Highway 255 South Cleveland, GA 30528 yonahmountainvineyards.com Individual wine tastings are available seven days a week; no reservations are required. For weekend tastings, cave tours, group tastings or a reserve wine tasting, call (706) 878-5522 or email info@yonahmountainvineyards.com. Wolf Mountain Winery 180 Wolf Mountain Trail Dahlonega, GA 30533 wolfmountainvineyards.com Wine tastings and tours include an estate tasting flight or a group tasting flight. Reservations are required; spring and summer hours are from Thursday to Sunday weekly.

Montaluce Winery and Estates 501 Hightower Church Road Dahlonega, GA 30533 montaluce.com Offers winery tours weekdays at 2 p.m., weekends at noon. Wine hikes and general tastings do not require a reservation; private tastings with a sommelier must be booked 48 hours in advance.

Three Sisters Vineyards 439 Vineyard Way Dahlonega, GA 30533 threesistersvineyards.com Hosts walk-in tastings Thursday through Sunday; large groups require a reservation. Features “Chicks and Chocolate” tasting which pairs six wines with various artisan chocolates.

Habersham Vineyards & Winery 7025 South Main Street Helen, GA 30545 habershamwinery.com Located in the Nacoochee Village just outside of Helen, wine tastings include five wines and a souvenir wine glass.



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Mountain Fun

Things to do in North Georgia and North Carolina this summer Whether you’re looking for music, arts & crafts, a good fireworks display for July 4th or some old-fashioned carnival rides, the mountains of North Georgia and North Carolina have plenty to keep you busy this summer.

showcases music from around western North Carolina. The events start between 5:30 and 6:30PM. To see this year’s line-up visit villagegreencashiersnc.com.

Pots on the Green

An entire day of fun, food, music and fireworks is on tap for Independence Day, including field games for adults and children, a cookout, duck derby, music and fireworks. Visit highlandschamber.org for more information.

This two-day ceramic art show takes place at The Village Green Gazebo in Cashiers, NC each year featuring unique pottery from local artisans. This year’s event is June 21-22. Visit villagegreencashiersnc.com for more details.

Blue Ridge Mountains Wine & Jazz Festival

The annual event is June 22 with a lineup that includes Rhythm Jets, Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk, and Cadillac Jones along with the opportunity to taste wine from more than a dozen North Georgia wineries. Tickets and information are available at blueridgewineandjazz. com.

Highlands Village Square Art & Craft Show

It wouldn’t be summer in Highlands without the annual Village Square Arts and Craft Show, which takes place on June 29-30 and again on Aug. 24-25. Now in their 14th year, they are well known for regionally-made fine art, crafts and rustic furniture. It is sponsored by Rotary of Highlands Mountaintop, and proceeds go to their many important charitable causes, such as the Emergency Council in Highlands and efforts to eradicate polio around the world. The show is held in Kelsey-Hutchinson “Founders” Park at Pine and N. 5th Streets in downtown Highlands. Visit facebook.com/villagesquareshow for more information.

Groovin’ On The Green

Groovin’ On The Green concerts are scheduled for most Friday nights on the Village Commons in Cashiers, NC during the summer months. This series of free concerts

July 4 Celebration in Highlands, NC

Christmas in July

Christmas is coming early to the Bavarian village of Helen, GA Visitors are invited to be the early bird and get started on their Christmas shopping. This family friendly event includes artists and fine craftsmen from across Northeast Georgia along with mountain music, face painting, baked goods and more. Visit helenga.org for more details.

Georgia Mountain Fair

Head to Towns County for the 69th annual Georgia Mountain Fair July 19-27. Thousands of visitors from across the region flock to the fair, which this year will feature musical performances by Pam Tillis, Neal McCoy, Ricky Skaggs, The Spinners, BJ Thomas and many more. There’s also arts & crafts, fun carnival rides, unique attractions and a glimpse into North Georgia’s rich history and culture. Visit georgiamountainfairgrounds.com for more information.

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Wilderness Works

Atlanta youth leave their zip code and troubles behind as they venture into Wilderness Works

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Happy Together Tour June 8 The Temptations& The Tams June 21 Fireworks July 4th The Grass Roots, Box Tops,& The Association July 13 Georgia Mountain Fair July 19 - 27 Blood, Sweat& Tears August 2 Vince Gill August 9 Sawyer Brown and Exile August 31 2019 Dailey & Vincent Landfest Sept. 12 - 14 Georgia Mountain Fall Festival October 11 - 19 Appalachian Brew, Stew& Que October 26 Mountain Country Christmas in Lights



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By Grace Huseth The hardest part of camp is not battling mosquitos or tackling a treacherous trail; it’s saying goodbye to friends at the end of the summer. At Wilderness Works, bonds made over campfires continue year round with weekend excursions and festivities at the camp’s headquarters in Grant Park. Immanuel Baptist Church on Memorial Drive is base camp for the nonprofit organization where children enjoy a library filled with empowering titles, a dining room for pizza nights, game room for pool and checkers and a sanctuary converted to a stage for talent shows and celebrations. For homeless, at-risk and vulnerable children, Wilderness Works is a haven that provides year-round enrichment, experiential education and character development. Throughout the school year, Wilderness Works hosts City Camp, a weekend experience that exposes inner city kids to a camp like atmosphere and helps leaders spot potential campers for summer opportunities. Wilderness Works is in full gear with June and July calendars packed with programming opportunities for summer camp or even more popular and adventurous outdoor living travel experiences in national parks and forests. “We are looking for the disadvantaged child who is enthusiastic and respectful,” said Bill Mickler, founder and executive director of Wilderness Works. “Many have never imagined venturing out of their zip code much Sleeping bags keep campers cozy during both City Camp during the year and on camping excursions during the summer.

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Below, Bill Mickler (l) and Quan Contreras (middle) experienced all weather conditions on Mount Rainer RIght, Quan Contreras (l), Bill Mickler and friend Brandon at Mount Rainer

Continued from page 52 less going camping in a real wild area.” Mickler grew up discovering wilderness adventure at Camp Pinnacle in Hendersonville, NC and enjoyed national park treks throughout the United States. He helped start a Boy Scout Troop for disadvantaged youth in Macon and went on to establish day camps for youth in Atlanta from various homeless shelters. With the space at Immanuel Baptist Church available and the advice of his mentor, Dr. Robert Lupton at FCS Urban Ministries, Bill founded Wilderness Works in 1997. Wilderness Works started as a grassroots organization for disadvantaged youth, many of whom were from homeless shelters with City of Refuge, Atlanta Mission, Salvation Army Red Shield and Nicholas House. Over the years the team grew, the adventures grew longer and the nonprofit gained publicity. When Mickler was contacted by Al Roker from the Today Show in 2007, Wilderness Works was put on the map. The Today Show went on to donate a new van to the organization. In 2017, Mickler lead a group of experienced campers around Mount Rainer on the Wonderland Trail. For camper Quan Contreras, the Wonderland Trail did not live up to its name. He struggled the first few days to master hiking the slope of the trail and got altitude sickness. “You have to have perseverance and the strength to keep going on,” Contreras said. “That same year I almost dropped out of high school and used that experience of perseverance to get my high school diploma.” Now, Contreras goes to different elementary schools and shelters as recruitment coordinator for Wilderness Works. When he goes back to Atlanta Mission’s My Sister’s House homeless shelter, he’s reminded of the homelessness his family experienced for six years. “I’m indebted to that place and Bill and now recruit more kids to come to [Wilderness Works],” he said. Contreras works closely with Ebonie Martin, director of programs. Martin’s first-hand experience with economic struggle and background as a case manager for Salvation Army helps her bridge dialogue between campers and their parents. “There are a lot of communication barriers between parents and children in impoverished neighborhoods,” Martin said, noting that campers who recount their wilderness experiences to their parents end up inspiring the entire family more than they realize. “When they leave here excited about what they learned it gives them something to work on together as a family unit.” This summer, Wilderness Works is taking the girls’ group to the Great Smoky Mountains and along the Appalachian Trail. Middle school boys will explore Linville Gorge in North Carolina, while older campers will travel to Boundary Waters in Minnesota and Wyoming. Lessons learned along the trail will be retold to friends and family back home until the campers return for more adventures with City Camp and Core Camp in the fall. “At the end of camp, kids are crying, they can’t believe they have to go home. In September we are reunited and together again. That continuity is a huge thing,” Mickler said. For more information, visit wildernessworks.org.

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Room With A View

Amicalola Falls Lodge completes major renovation Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge, one of North Georgia’s most scenic mountain retreats, recently completed extensive outdoor renovations, expanding the lookout veranda at the main lodge. The terrace, nestled beautifully on the mountainside, offers even more space to take in the unspoiled views of the North Georgia mountains, providing the perfect spot for relaxation, weddings and private events. This addition to the property boasts 4,600 square feet and blends perfectly into the rustic yet modern design of Amicalola Falls Lodge, which opened nearly 30 years ago. New features include a cozy fire pit, ample seating areas and a covered reception area, all complimented by natural stone exteriors. The space can play host to events for up to 130 people. “We’re excited to offer such a beautiful, versatile space for our guests,” said Libby Cook, general manager of Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge. “From quiet weekend getaways to festive weddings, our newly expanded veranda is the perfect setting for any occasion.” Most recently, Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge renovated the Maple Restaurant, adding an induction buffet and additional space for seating with panoramic mountain and valley views. Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge is home to 829 acres of Georgia wilderness in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest. The mountaintop retreat features a 57-room main lodge with breathtaking views, 14 cabins and 25 campsites. Popular attractions include the 729-foot Amicalola Falls, the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, and beginner to expert-level hiking trails, including the eightmile approach trail leading to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the 2,150-mile Appalachian Trail. As part of the Adventure Lodges of Georgia program, Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge offers a host of outdoor adventures including zipline tours, 3-D archery, GPS scavenger hunts and more. To book a room and find out more information, visit AmicalolaFalls.com.

Mountain Fitness

Stay fit with kayaking, trail biking and rock sliding If you’re planning to make the move to North Georgia and wondering how you’ll stay fit without your local gym, the state parks have some interesting and unusual ways to get your regular exercise. With only a $5 parking fee, you can visit multiple parks on the same day and stay fit yearround.

Hike with your dog

Georgia State Parks just launched the new Tails on Trails Club, geared toward dog owners and their pups. While all of Georgia State Parks’ trails are dog-friendly, the Tails on Trails Club encourages dog owners to

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complete seven designated hiking trails for a reward. Upon completion of all seven trails, dog owners will receive a T-shirt and dogs get a bandana. Participating parks include Fort Mountain, F.D. Roosevelt, Don Carter, Sweetwater Creek, High Falls, Fort McAllister and Red Top Mountain. Find out more at GaStateParks.org/ TailsonTrails.

Paddle lakes and rivers

Don Carter State Park is the only state park on the northern edge of 38,000acre Lake Lanier, making it the perfect paddling spot for stand-up paddleboards or paddling. For a challenging workout, take a three-mile trip to Flat Creek Island, the northernmost island of Lake Lanier. Don’t own a boat? Canoes and/ or kayaks may be rented seasonally at more than 20 state parks. Join the Park Paddlers Club and paddle 22

miles of scenic waterways to earn a T-shirt reward. More information: GaStateParks. org/Paddling.

Cycle the trails

If biking is your thing, get on the trails at Fort Mountain State Park near Chatsworth, Smithgall Woods State Park and Unicoi State Park near Helen, Don Carter State Park in Gainesville and Tallulah Gorge State Park. Find out more at GaStateParks.org/Biking.

Splash in state parks

Those looking for a more daring dip into nature can make a splash at Tallulah Gorge State Park and Watson Mill Bridge State Park, both of which provide summer swimmers with a unique opportunity to experience a natural waterslide made of “sliding rocks.” Get more information at GaStateParks.org/Swimming. Find out more about where to get fit at GaStateParks.org. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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By Joe Earle A drive up I-75 may call to mind places to pick your own apples or watch the leaves change color in the fall, but there’s much more to see. Northwest Georgia can show you surprising things: dinosaur skeletons and space capsules; folk artist Howard Finster’s exotic visions of distant worlds and celebrations of this one; imagined scenes celebrating cowboy life; and the actual place where an Indian nation prospered before its people were forced to march west on the Trail of Tears. Here are five places you might find worth a trip.

aradise Garden 1 P Summerville

Rev. Howard Finster claimed he “took the pieces you threw away and put them together...” into art. The folk artist, who died in 2001, gained fame by making tens of thousands of works (he numbered them) in order to spread the gospel and his views of this world and others. He also somehow found the time and energy to assemble the extraordinary place known as Paradise Garden. Using concrete, wood, mirrors, discarded tools and bicycles, shards of pottery, baubles and even the liner to a box of chocolates, Finster cobbled together buildings, flowers and colorful sidewalks into a place where visitors casually can stroll through what feels like a piece of another world. The garden now is operated by a nonprofit foundation. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

Where: 200 North Lewis Street, about 3 miles north of downtown Summerville, just off U.S. 27.Take Exit 306 from I-75, turn west on Ga. 140. Turn right on U.S. 27. Take U.S. 27 through Summerville. Look for mile marker 13 and turn right onto Rena Street. Follow the signs and go about three blocks to turn into the entrance to the garden. Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $15 adults; $10 seniors (55 and older); $5 students; younger than 12, free. For more: paradisegardenfoundation.org, (706) 808-0800.

Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. Cost: adults aged 18 to 61, $7; seniors 62 or older, $6.50; youth aged 6 to 17, $5.50. For more: gastateparks.org/NewEchota.

Western Art Museum 3 Booth Cartersville Gemstones, dinosaurs, cars, airplanes and space travel are among the scientific subjects touched on in the displays within this sprawling structure in Cartersville. The museum’s exhibits explore places from the center of the Earth to outer space, and examine a century of changes in transportation. Where: 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, Ga., 30120. Take I-75 to exit 293. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, but closed on major holidays. Cost: Adults, $15.95 + tax; children (3 – 17), $11.95 + tax; students, $11.95 + tax; seniors (65+), $13.95 + tax. For more: tellusmuseum.org, (770) 606-5700.

ew Echota Historic Site 2 N Calhoun

New Echota once housed the capital of another nation. In 1825, Cherokee lawmakers established their capital at this site. During the next decade, it was home to the Cherokee nation’s legislature and courts, and the first Indian-language newspaper. The community also gave its name to the treaty that relinquished Cherokee claims to lands east of the Mississippi River and led to their forced removal to the west on the infamous Trail of Tears. Today, visitors can learn about the history of the Cherokee in Georgia, walk among a dozen original and reconstructed buildings, watch a hand-operated press print a mock newspaper page and even hear a recording of “Amazing Grace” sung in Cherokee. Where: 1211 Chatsworth Highway NE, Calhoun, Ga., 30701. Located in Calhoun one mile east of I-75, Exit 317 on Highway 225. Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.;

Science Museum 4 Tellus Cartersville

Cowboys in Cartersville? Why not? The Booth promises one of the largest collections of western art in the South. It features realistic and abstract painting, sculpture and a collection of portraits and signatures of American presidents. A larger-than-life cowboy riding a bucking horse in a sculpture out front sets the tone; inside, works by more than 200 artists examine the mythic west, the modern west and the lives of westerners. Where: 501 Museum Drive, Cartersville, Ga., 30120.Take I-75 to Exit 288. Turn west and follow Main Street (Ga. 113 /61) about 2.2 miles into Cartersville’s business district. Turn right on Gilmer Street, go 2 blocks under the bridge. The museum is on the left. Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays, 1 p.m to 5 p.m. Cost: Adults $12; 65 and over, $10; students $9; children 12 and under free. For more: boothmuseum.org.

History Museum 5 Bartow Cartersville This local history museum focuses on the settlement and development of Bartow County. Visitors can check out Cherokee and pioneer cabins, sit in a oneroom schoolhouse or learn about the Civil War and the early textile industry, the museum’s webpage promises. Where: 4 E. Church St., Cartersville, Ga., 30120. Take I-75 north to Exit 288 and drive into downtown Cartersville. Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: Adults, $6.50; seniors/students, $5.50; children younger than 5, free. For more: bartowhistorymuseum.org, (770) 3872774. June 2019 | INtown 57


The Atlanta Botanical Garden has a fanciful new topiary exhibition, “Imaginary Worlds: Alice’s Wonderland,” featuring largerthan-life flower sculptures. You’ll find your favorite characters from the Lewis Carroll story, including the Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit and Alice herself , on the grounds through Oct. 27. For more information, visit atlantabg.org. Photos by Jacob Nguyen

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