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Future Ted

New renderings released for Turner Field redevelopment By Collin Kelley

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ew renderings for the redevelopment of the 1,700 acres and five neighborhoods surrounding Turner Field have been released along with results of a study, which can be read at stadiumneighborhoodslci.org. The public is encouraged to send comments on the plan by Aug. 31. The study, known as the Turner Field Livable Centers Initiative (LCI), is a master plan for the redevelopment, which involved city officials, neighborhood leaders, and a team of architects and urban designers from Perkins + Will. Georgia State University and its development partners Carter and Oakwood Development plan to transform the Turner Field site into a mixed-use project with athletic facilities (including a reconfiguration of The Ted into a football stadium), dorms, hotels, retail, restaurants and housing. The Atlanta Braves will leave The Ted at the end of the year for its new home in Cobb County. Last month, Chattanooga-based Compass Auctions & Real Estate, LLC was selected by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to list and sell a group of properties is 40 parcels adjacent to Turner Field in Downtown. The 40 parcels equal 4.67 acres and are located between Hank Aaron Drive and Georgia Avenue. The properties are zoned MRC-1-C, which stands for Mixed Residential Commercial District.

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Clockwise from top left: a reimagined Capitol Avenue; a bird’s-eye view of the project; Georgia Avenue streetscape; and the new Hank Aaron park and memorial to his homerun achievement with the Braves.

TSPLOST referendum will be on Nov. 8 ballot By Collin Kelley The Atlanta City Council has voted to put a transportation special purpose local option sales tax – or TSPLOST – referendum on the Nov. 8 ballot, asking for an 0.4 percent increase for street, sidewalk and trail projects. If approved by voters, it would raise anywhere from $250 to $300 million over the next five years. In June, the city council approved a half-penny sales tax referendum for MARTA expansion projects. If voters approve both referendums, it would push the city’s sales tax from 8 to 8.9 percent – the highest in the state. Local retailers have expressed their concerns the increased sales tax will hurt business and drive consumers elsewhere. Senate Bill 369, which authorized the city’s TSPLOST and MARTA expansion tax referenda, requires final approval by the

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Fulton County Board of Commissioners before it reaches the Nov. 8 ballot. The board has called a special meeting on Aug. 8 to consider the TSPLOST resolutions. The transportation project list includes projects from the Connect Atlanta plan and more than a dozen neighborhood and community plans that have been adopted in the last six years, and features projects in nearly all of the city’s commercial districts, including: • $66 million for the Atlanta BeltLine, which will allow the BeltLine to purchase all of the remaining right of way to close the 22-mile loop. • $75 million for 15 complete streets projects. • $3 million for Phase 2 of the Atlanta Bike Share program. • $69 million for pedestrian sidewalk improvements.

• $40 million for traffic signal optimization. Councilmember Michael Julian Bond added a disclaimer during the July 18 council meeting that gives the city the ability to change projects as deemed necessary. Councilmember Alex Wan said he was concerned that the disclaimer would put doubt in the minds of voters – a sentiment echoed by Councilmember Mary Norwood. “I am concerned that could send a message to voters that you can’t

trust the list [of projects], you can’t trust things will be done, things will be shifted and moved around,” Norwood said. Ultimately, the council voted to approve the resolution for the referendum with Councilmember Felicia Moore being the lone holdout. “I think this is regressive tax and I won’t support it,” she said. “If you start using a sales tax method to fund projects, we won’t ever stop.”

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Mayor Kasim Reed, center, addresses the media at city hall after meeting with representatives of local civil rights organizations.

By Collin Kelley Mayor Kasim Reed is reviewing a list of 25 demands submitted by ATLisReady, the organization that fronted five nights of protest marches and demonstrations in the wake of the killing of two black men by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota. The demands were submitted during a contentious closed-door meeting Reed held on July 18 at city hall with various civil rights organizations involved in the marches and demonstrations. ATLisReady said the meeting should have been open to the public and vowed to keep protesting after representatives claimed Reed ignored the list of demands. Reed told the media that the ATLisReady representatives wanted “yes or no responses to their list of demands, which I declined to give.” Reed said he would review the list of demands, which include an overhaul in training of the Atlanta Police Department; the end of “Operation Whiplash” (an Atlanta police operation to crack down on guns in neighborhoods the protestors say leads to racial profiling); ending a training exchange with “apartheid” Israeli police;

abolishing no-knock warrants; and the diversion of APD funding to equitable housing solutions. You can read the full list of demands at atlisready.black. “This meeting wasn’t about getting a deal, but having a conversation,” Reed said. “What I heard most often was that folks want a different relationship with their police department,” he commented. Reed said he didn’t “want to make another city’s problem Atlanta’s problem” and said many of the concerns from members of Black Lives Matter organization were already being implemented by the city. Sir Maejor, who represents Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta, called ATLisReady actions “bullying” against the mayor and officials, and said no progress would be made if both sides couldn’t sit down and listen respectfully to each other’s opinions. “There’s a diplomatic way of going about things and then there’s shouting, making demands and using bully tactics,” Maejor said. “The mayor heard our concerns. We want our police officers to be more engaged with the community and de-escalate vs. escalate.”

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Ahimsa House, a nonprofit dedicated to addressing the link between domestic violence and animal cruelty, will host its fifth annual Walk, Wag, n’ Run 5K Run and 1K Fun Run on Aug. 27 at Lenox Park in Brookhaven. To register, visit ahimsahouse.org. If you’re one of the millions of people playing Pokemon Go, then LifeLine Animal Project invites you to help shelter dogs simply by bringing one along for a walk while you play. Through LifeLine’s Dog for a Day program, you can borrow a dog to walk, give them a break from the shelter environment and increase their chances of getting adopted by getting them out in front of potential pet parents. Dogs in the program leave the shelter wearing an “adopt me” vest, and a leash and harness are also provided. Participating in the program is simple. Just attend a “Dog for the Day” orientation session at LifeLine’s DeKalb or Fulton County Animal Services shelter, pick a canine from a list of preapproved dogs, select a date and you’re ready to go. To get started as a Dog for a Day volunteer, email the DeKalb shelter at volunteer@dekalbanimalservices.com or the Fulton County shelter at volunteer@fultonanimalservices.com. Mark your calendars for the inaugural Pup Culture Festival on Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Expect a day of food, music, seminars, demonstrations, pet adoptions, local artists and vendors.

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apprentices with place settings of gloves, safety glasses and hammers. The first pilot training center session was held last summer when Home Depot volunteers worked with youth from Chris Kids to build tables for the Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta. Since this year’s launch, the center has seen an influx of trainees. Cox Automotive sent in volunteers for Tool Training and learned how to use tools by building tool boxes, while nonprofit W-Underdogs built dog houses for pets in need. The Mission Continues utilized the Training Center to complete an outdoor activity center at Perkerson Elementary. “Up to 95 percent of schools no longer have shop classes, leaving kids without the exposure to tools at all. It’s fascinating to them what you can do with your hands,” Clark said. The Tool Training Center was busy

If you’ve ever volunteered on a construction site or building project for a nonprofit, chances are the myriad of tools in use came from the Atlanta Community ToolBank. The ToolBank, which is marking its 25th anniversary this year, has worked with hundreds of nonprofits in metro Atlanta, allocating their inventory of tools for lending to charitable organizations. “We are a nonprofit for nonprofits, a resource that nonprofits can actually utilize in an efficient and affordable manner,” said ToolBank’s Executive Director Patty Russart. Borrowing tools can range from a Girl Scout troop needing hammers to make birdhouses to more labor-intensive projects like roof repairs for low-income seniors by HouseProud Atlanta. More than 230 Atlanta nonprofits borrow tools annually, including Park Pride, Trees Atlanta, Hands On Atlanta, Team Buzz and Buckhead Church. By the numbers, the Atlanta Community ToolBank, located in Chosewood Park, has 237 different types of tools and over 45,000 individual pieces, and more than $1.6 million Volunteers get hands-on knowledge at the Tool Training Center. worth of tools in the warehouse. this summer with the Summer Camp Tool Operations manager CJ Clark said she Training Program sponsored by Kilpatrick has been slinging tools for 11 years, but now Townsend & Stockton, LLP. The City of manages warehouse operations in addition Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation’s to the ToolBank’s new addition, the Tool Centers of Hope partnered with the ToolBank Training Center. to introduce tool usage, teach volunteerism to “We have always talked about training students and introduce them to trades with on tools, specifically training volunteers in tools during a seven-week summer camp advance so that when nonprofits are looking series. for skilled volunteers they can be trained and “Launching the Training Center and confident,” Clark said. seeing our dreams realized in our 25th year The Tool Training Center is an open, was one of the most joyous things in my 2,500-square-foot space designed to teach career,” Russart said. community groups safe and proper tool use For more information, visit atlanta. to people of all ages. The workshop’s large, toolbank.org. glass garage doors overlook the Atlanta skyline while a number of tables await new

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A rendering of the Juniper Street streetscape project.

The Midtown Alliance expects to break ground later this year on its longest and most ambitious streetscape project yet. Spanning 12 blocks between 14th Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue, the Juniper Street Transformation Project will reshape the way people navigate this corridor, including a bike path. The transformed Juniper will include two vehicular travel lanes with additional dedicated turn lanes at key intersections with higher traffic demand. Adjacent to sidewalks will be a six-foot buffered bike lane protected by a raised/planted barrier. Street parking within portions of the buffer will provide another layer of protection for those walking or biking. Plans also call for new, wider sidewalks, trees, lighting, trash/recycling receptacles, and a network of bioswales that allow

rainwater to infiltrate naturally, rather than overwhelming the storm sewers. Midtown Alliance has been working on this project with the City of Atlanta since 2010. The total investment is approximately $5.6 million, with the commitment shared between a $3.4 million Atlanta Regional Commission “Livable Centers Initiative” grant and $2.2 million contributed by the Midtown Improvement District. “Our design team has been working diligently for many years to secure funding and engage stakeholders on the vision for a reimagined Juniper Street,” said Midtown Alliance CEO Kevin Green. “We are excited to be within striking distance on building out these enhancements, which will transform Juniper Street into one of Atlanta’s most walkable, sustainable urban thoroughfares.”

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Cycling Made Easier

MARTA installing bike repair kiosks at transit stations

ON THE AGENDA MEETINGS PEDS hosts a panel discussion Aug. 10, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on bike and street crossing treatments. 999 Peachtre St., 5th Floor. peds.org. Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods meetings resume Aug. 11 from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Room 2315. buckheadcouncil.org.

Atlanta cyclists can now ensure their bicycles are secure and road-ready by using the new self-service repair kiosks and bike racks installed by MARTA. The conveniently located racks are part of MARTA’s ongoing efforts to make it easier for cyclists to use the transit system, and more are scheduled for installation. Bike kiosks and racks are currently installed at transit stations including Lindbergh Center, Ashby, Edgewood/Candler Park, Five Points, H. E. Holmes, North Avenue and West End. Later this summer, the remainder of MARTA’s 38 stations will be outfitted with the kiosks. Equipped with the necessary tools for bike maintenance and repair – from inflating a flat to tightening handlebars – the repair kiosks were paid for separately by a crowdfunding campaign sponsored by IOBY (In-Our-Back-Yards), an organization that helps neighbors grow and implement great ideas one block at a time. Other contributors to the crowdfunding campaign are the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Lanier Parking and MailChimp. “People who bike to places in Atlanta oftentimes rely on MARTA to help them go farther, especially in areas that aren’t yet connected to the city’s growing network of bike lanes and trails,” said Rebecca Serna, executive director of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. “Knowing that you’re able to make a quick repair; secure your bike and catch the train to your destination can make a difference in how accessible the city is.”

Back on My Feet

Organization helps homeless through running program, events

Atlanta City Council is in summer recess until Aug. 15, when the next meeting will be held at 1 p.m. at city hall. citycouncil.atlanta. gov. NEWS

MARTA is testing a new double-decker bus that seats 100 people on different routes around the city during August. The Fulton County Commission voted to spend up to $55 million to renovate Atlanta’s Central Library, scuttling plans to build a new facility Downtown. The Atlanta Police Department says it will have body cameras for its officers within the next year, starting with Zone 4 and at the airport. MARTA is working with nonprofit Soccer in the Streets on an idea to install a small soccer pitch in the west plaza at Five Points station in Downtown. A tunnel-boring machine starts its five-mile journey in September from the old Bellwood Quarry to the Chattahoochee River to create a new 2.4 billion gallon water storage reservoir for the city.

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The BoMF residential and non-residential finishers at the 2013 Allstate 13.1 race.

By Clare S. Richie It’s 5:45 a.m. on a humid summer morning when runners gather outside the Salvation Army office in Downtown. On this day, Back on My Feet Team 26 is comprised of about 10 volunteers from all over metro Atlanta and three shelter residents. Everyone greets each other with a hug. Operating in 11 major U.S. cities, Back on My Feet (BoMF) uses running and community to motivate and support individuals from homelessness to independence. The five-year-old Atlanta chapter has served nearly 400 people, of which 131 are employed and 117 found housing thanks to hundreds of volunteers and generous corporate and foundation support. Nationally, the organization has collectively run over 500,000 miles. Franco is one of the shelter residents involved in BoMF. He had worked in manufacturing as an executive assistant, but when his mom died, his life fell apart. Running has brightened his outlook. “It adds a lot to my day to get up early and run

because I feel so much better during the day,” Franco said. He’s been running for three weeks now and is almost ready to transition into the next phase of support. BoMF recruits men and women, many of who are veterans, at homeless and residential facilities. These residential members commit to run three days a week in the early morning. After 30 days in the program, those with 90 percent attendance are provided with a personalized support plan. “BoMF helps our members navigate housing, employment, education and transportation while advocating for them to enroll in services,” Angela Carter, local executive director of the Atlanta chapter of BoMF, explained. She said running boosts self-esteem and proves accountability. “If you are willing to get up early and run three times per week – you may be ready to receive and retain employment,” Carter commented. After warm-up stretches, the group gathers for a team hug and serenity prayer, then hits the pavement.

It’s Wednesday, so the run is led by Martin Chen, who has been volunteering with BoMF since 2011. He loves to run and sees the resident members as his running buddies. “With BoMF, they get a sense of belonging to something bigger than themselves. Running transforms their lives – gives them a sense of purpose and achievement,” Chen said. But Karl needs to walk because he is recovering from back surgery even though the college track competitor in him wants to push harder. “[At the Salvation Army], I noticed a lot of guys wearing blue shoes,” Karl said. In addition to receiving sneakers donated by Mizuno, BoMF residential runners earn other awards like a medal, dry-fit shirt, watch or hoodie as they reach mileage milestones. Franco and Karl are striving to follow in the footsteps of alumni members like Eugene Hardy, who has achieved employment and housing. Hardy, recently recognized at the BoMF fifth anniversary bash, was a combat veteran before becoming homeless. Today he is a thriving employee with Chick-fil-A and has his own apartment. “BoMF is the most inspirational team members I could ever have. That first day was so awesome. I didn’t know what to expect. When I first arrived, I ran across this young lady named Lisa and she just hugged me. We’ve just been like family ever since,” Hardy said. In five years, the Atlanta chapter of BoMF has become a viable member of the continuum of care for the homeless. It built a strong advisory board with representation from Home Depot, AT&T, UPS, Mizuno, Samsung and Marriott. Foundations like United Way of Greater Atlanta and the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta have also embraced this unique nonprofit. “We have made believers out of the people in Atlanta,” Carter said. The Ponce City Market 5K benefiting BoMF will be held Aug. 13 at 8 a.m. in Historic Fourth Ward Park. To sign up for the race, visit atlanta.backonmyfeet.org. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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Cathedral Thrift House marks 70th year of selling quality goods to the community wonderful customers from Morningside, Midtown and Buckhead,” says Thrift House manager Nellie Holleman. “Not only The Cathedral of St. Philip Thrift do they buy from us, but their generous House, which began in 1947 in a church donations support us. We take great pride basement, has grown into a 6,600-squarein having an extremely talented group of foot warehouse, but its mission to serve antique dealers who work in the area and the community by selling quality goods at visit us daily. Yes, they also buy from us, affordable prices remains the same. So does but always take the time to give advice on giving 100 percent of the profits back to pricing, history and wonderful little tidbits local charities. which help to enhance our merchandise.” Most of the donations to the Cathedral The Cathedral Thrift House also serves Thrift House come from parishioners of the the community by welcoming its homeless church on Peachtree Road in Buckhead. As neighbors with a kind word, a warm jacket a result, the Thrift House and its customers or a set of clean clothes. Since 2000, the see a wide range of high-quality inventory, Thrift House has donated over $1.1 million from Baccarat crystal and collectible tea sets to the community and church. Recent recipients include the Emmaus House, which serves the residents of the Peoplestown neighborhood near Turner Field, The Church of the Common Ground, Open Door Community, The Road and the Beacon of Hope Learning Center. “Our eclectic customers and merchandise truly set us apart,” Holleman says. “We have something for everyone, from an unbelievable selection Kitchen and glassware of all kinds are plentiful at the Cathedral Thrift of books, music, art and House located on Piedmont Road. jewelry to an equally great offering of children’s clothing and toys. A beautiful selection of to Brooks Brothers suits, Cole Hahn shoes furniture, rugs, porcelains, linens, unique and the occasional Prada handbag, as well as kitchenware, fabulous men’s and women’s more standard thrift store items. All of the clothing and shoes. All in one beautiful items are sold well below retail price. Their spot.” larger quarters at 1893 Piedmont Road now The Cathedral Thrift House is open allow them to offer more furniture, rugs and Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 artwork. p.m. Information: (404) 876-5440. “We are fortunate to have so many By Mary Bondurant

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Above: A gate has been erected to block off the unpaved portion of the Eastside Trail at Irwin Street. Below: The paved trail will be extended to Reynoldstown.

Work has officially begun on extending the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail from Irwin Street to Kirkwood Avenue. Users of the trail might have noticed that a large metal gate went up several months ago, blocking off the unpaved portion of the trail that extends behind the Stove Works and beyond. The phase currently under construction is expected to be complete in 12 months. The extension will be about a mile and bring the trail through Reynoldstown. Trees and brush will be cleared, but by the time the trail is completed, more trees will be planted than were removed, including 150 along Wylie Street alone. When funding is available, construction will begin on the second phase, which goes from Kirkwood Avenue to Memorial Drive. For up-to-date information about progress on the Eastside Trail extension, visit beltline. org.

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Postcard Memories

HISTORY REPEATING

The postcards featured here are from a souvenir folder called “Commercial Atlanta, GA. Metropolis of the New South,” published around 1915. Featured on the cover is the glorious old Terminal Station once located in Downtown, which opened in 1905. It was demolished in 1972 to make way for the Richard B. Russell Federal Building. While Atlanta loves to tear down historic buildings, the rest featured here are still standing. These postcards are courtesy of Ann Taylor Boutwell, INtown’s longtime historian.

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The Good Stuff In May as school wound it was coach pitch and everyone down, summer could not get got a hit and this summer they here fast enough. The calendar try their best not to get hit. Every was stuffed with school projects, at bat is part baseball and part presentations and parties. I dodgeball. He’s actually done downshifted to George Jetson pretty well on the mound himself, workweeks in order to meet the but there have been moments scholastic obligations. There were where watching him churn By Tim Sullivan through his thoughts out there various collections for faculty gifts and enough cutesy endalone is to bear witness to the very of-year initiatives to make you act of growing up. The anxiety, sick. Kristen made a pasta salad sweat, dirt and despair is on full at 5 a.m. one day for a parentdisplay and that’s just me over by teacher something or other. We the dugout. When do we go back missed the memo for pajama day to school again? and Margo was mortified to be This past Sunday night we wearing regular clothes. stayed up too late watching “Toy Summer has to be easier, Story 3.” It has been so long Tim Sullivan grew up right? We just figure out the since we’ve seen it that Elliott in a large family in the drop-off and pick-up routines and Margo had forgotten how Northeast and now lives it ends. When the toys were for each of the nine different with his small family camps they are attending. And escaping Sunnyside, Lotso and in Oakhurst. He can pack elaborate lunches each day then the incinerator, the kids be reached at tim@ because their appetites go into were prepared to declare this the sullivanfinerugs.com. overdrive at camp. And text and worst movie ending of all time. call and email everyone we might But then of course, the gang was be carpooling with twice. Of course we apply saved by the claw. and re-apply sunscreen, mosquito repellent The physical hurdles aside, all Woody and lice spray. Can’t forget that. Although I’d and his friends had to navigate were the have to imagine that there are some creatures emotional ties to Andy as he heads off to who must find the resulting cocktail of college. Pixar plucked the heartstrings well applications enticing, no? enough to have Kristen in tears. Me? Well, I And don’t forget summer baseball. Two definitely lost track how far past bedtime we kids, two teams, two practices, two games a were. After a tender few moments of showing week…four and sometimes five nights in a a young girl how to play with and care for row at the ole (hot-as-Hades) ballpark. And his beloved toys, Andy left them with her for in case we all weren’t perspiring enough, keeps. He drove off to college, presumably Elliott has moved on to kid pitch. Last year never to see them again.

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Theme parties, food trucks, photo booths are hot By Collin Kelley Traditional is out and unconventional is in when it comes to planning wedding receptions, birthday parties, bar mitzvahs and other types of celebrations. Local party planners and retailers are excited about these new trends, which offer many more options for the hosts and guests. Ashley O’Donnell, who works in marketing for gift and party store Swoozies (swoozies.com), said one of the biggest gift trends was items that could be personalized or monogrammed. “It just adds that extra special touch,” O’Donnell said. She also said that gold – from gold foil accented invitations to décor items – were nearly impossible to keep in stock. One of the trends O’Donnell is most excited to see returning is party-planners going back to sending paper invitations. “Everyone was sending invitations online for years, but now they are going back to traditional paper invitations for baby showers, birthday parties or even just a girls’ night out,” she said. “It’s

refreshing.” Terri Moore with Naomi’s Paperie (naomiespaperie.com) said wedding couples want to create a day that is more personal, intimate and reflective of their personalities. This includes everything from color scheme, locally sourced food for the reception, satellite bars, to his and hers specialty cocktails. “Thematic and destination weddings are very popular whether it be at the beach, in the mountains or even a barn wedding,” Moore said. “This can make it easier to plan décor. Lighting is always important and couples are looking more for a romantic, intimate ambiance. Soft glow pendant lights, chandeliers and candelabras help create the perfect mood. For weddings with a country feel, burlap and chalkboard décor are still on trend.” Bobby Yun, owners of Citi Wine and Spirits (facebook.com/citiwineandspirits) said small batch whiskies, local craft beers and specialty gins were very popular right now. “Vodka is also popular, and there are many new flavor-infused versions so mixologists can make up these crazy

cocktails,” he said. Citi’s wine manager Teresa Dalton said rosé and sparking varieties were becoming popular year-round for just about any type of occasion. “In summer, people want a lighter wine, but we’ll be moving into fall soon and that will mean richer, heavier reds for barbecues,” Dalton commented. Dan Sirois with Elite Events and Occasions (eliteeventsandoccasions.com) said his company plans weddings, bar mitzvahs, Sweet 16 parties and much more. He said one of the hottest new trends are photo booths, where partygoers can take pictures and short video clips to post on Instagram, Snapchat and other social media. Sirois said he’s also been seeing a lot of unconventional and non-traditional parties for wedding receptions and

other events. Food trucks provide a fun, interactive way to serve guests with a variety of food, forgoing a formal meal. Games such as cornhole, giant Jenga and Scrabble are also adding fun and whimsy to parties. Sophie Berger and Leslie Bahr with Buckhead Life Restaurant Group (buckheadrestaurants.com) handle the 103 West event space and have seen new trends emerging in the last year. “We host a lot of wedding receptions, and we’ve noticed that food stations are becoming popular rather than traditional sit-down dinners,” Berger said. “It gives guests options for food and it’s not so formal.” Bahr said couples are more handson than ever when it comes to menu planning for wedding receptions and rehearsal dinners. “The couples especially want input on the kind of alcohol being served. Continued HOT on Page 24

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Intown has unique, historic venues for events If you’re looking for a place to hold a celebration – wedding reception, birthday party, bar mitzvah, prom – Intown has a wealth of unique and historic venues. Here are some to check out the next time you’re planning a celebration.

Historic DeKalb Courthouse Located in the heart of downtown Decatur, the old courthouse is a perfect venue for wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties,

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Rhodes Hall The circa-1904 mansion on Peachtree Street in Midtown will give you that castle vibe for wedding ceremonies and receptions, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties and corporate events. Information: georgiatrust.org.

fundraisers, bar/bat mitzvahs, reunions, meetings and more. The marble walls and beautifully arched windows are the perfect backdrop for an event. Information: dekalbhistory.org.

Atlanta History Center Whether you want to get married in roaring 1920s-style at the glorious old Swan House mansion or have a grand banquet in versatile McElreath Hall, Buckhead’s Atlanta History Center has a number of unique spaces for special occasions. Information: atlantahistorycenter.com. Historic Trolley Barn This Inman Park landmark from 1880 has been transformed from a trolley car maintenance shed into a quirky and unusual space for a wedding or corporate event. Information: thetrolleybarn.com.

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Hard Rock Cafe You can rock ‘n roll all night at this Downtown destination, which hosts everything from high school proms and birthday parties to corporate events and business meetings. There are versatile rooms or spaces, or you can even take over the entire venue for a special event. Information: hardrock.com/cafes/atlanta/. The Temple The grand Peachtree Street synagogue regularly hosts bat/ bar mitzvah events. Many families host Shabbat dinners, Kiddush luncheons and evening celebrations in the beautiful SchwartzGoldstein Hall. Information: thetemple.org.

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Center for Puppetry Arts A unique birthday party idea for kids, the Midtown venue gives a shout-out to the birthday boy or girl before a main stage show, followed by cake and ice cream in Harlequin Hall. You can even have a create-a-puppet workshop. Information: puppet.org.

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Georgia Aquarium Bring your next corporate meeting, special event or wedding to one of the world’s largest aquariums. The Downtown space can accommodate groups of 50 up to 1,200 people with its flexible 23,000 square feet of meeting space, including the Oceans Ballroom with a panorama of the main tank. Information: georgiaaquarium. org.

Atlanta Botanical Garden The Midtown garden has a variety of lush spaces for a party or event including Day Hall, Fuqua Orchid Center, Storza Woods or at the newlyopen Linton’s in the Garden restaurant. Information: atlantabg.org.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History If you’ve ever wanted to party with a giant dinosaur, the Great Hall at Fernbank is the place to do it. The Great Hall can accommodate 400 people for a seated dinner and 600 people for a reception. There’s also the terrace overlooking the woods and the IMAX theater for something different. Information: fernbankmuseum.org.

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Ansley Park. $1,099,000 153 Barksdale Drive NE 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5713912 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700

Brookhaven. $1,550,000 3817 Ivy Road 5BR/5BA FMLS: 5702818 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 Brett Friedmann 404.226.8988

Brookhaven. $725,000 1649 Wayland Circle NE 4BR/3Full 2half BA FMLS: 5705265 Katharine Spratlin 678.235.3052

Brookhaven. $845,000 3804 Chamblee Dunwoody Road 4BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5668845 Shira Cohen 678.523.0757

Brookhaven. $859,000 3810 Chamblee Dunwoody Road 4BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5668828 Shira Cohen 678.523.0757

Brookhaven. $869,900 3828 Chamblee Dunwoody Road 5BR/5.5BA FMLS: 5668815 Shira Cohen 678.523.0757

Brookhaven. $879,900 3816 Chamblee Dunwoody Road 5BR/5.5BA FMLS: 5668822 Shira Cohen 678.523.0757

Brookhaven. $889,999 1923 Wyndale Court 4BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5668808 Shira Cohen 678.523.0757

Buckhead. $1,200,000 721 Longleaf Drive, No. 4 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5718208 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378

Buckhead. $289,000 3445 Stratford Road, No. 503 1BR/1BA FMLS: 5701237 Stacy Galan 404.861.6500

Buckhead. $5,495,000 Northside Drive 6BR/6Full 3half BA FMLS: 5697373 Maryanne Winchester 678.520.9922 Betsy Akers 404.372.8144

Buckhead. $529,000 700 Park Regency Place, No. 1604 2BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5648324 Mandy Thompson 404.372.2651

Buckhead. $535,000 3230 Mathieson Drive NE 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5710315 Stacy Galan 404.861.6500

Buckhead. $795,000 2960 Pharr Court South, No. N3 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5711901 Cathy Davis Hall 404.915.0922

Cumming. $629,000 7525 Matts Landing Point 7BR/5.5BA FMLS: 5648761 Anita Wheeler 404.219.1938

Decatur. $765,000 1423 Oakview Road 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5713469 Jennifer Waddy 404.538.7529

Downtown Atlanta. $169,000 250 Park Avenue West, No. 510 1BR/1BA FMLS: 5672605 Aly Berry 404.229.3136

Dupont Commons. $400,000 1572 Gilstrap Lane NW 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5670458 Susan Fron 678.464.7899

East Atlanta. $220,000 305 Monument Avenue SE 2BR/1BA FMLS: 5684288 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233 Dana Leshley 404.310.5536

Garden Hills. $325,000 2177 Armand Road NE 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5693588 Talia Viggers 404.594.2180

Grant Park. $325,000 715 Woodson Street SE 3BR/2BA FMLS: 5715913 Leja LeBar 404.788.8050 Chrissie Kallio 404.295.2068

Hampton. $1,249,999 3571 Hwy 20 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5657188 Clay Henderson 770.652.1890

Johns Creek. $579,900 120 Millwick Cove 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5703235 Angela Miller 404.964.1823

Lake Burton. $689,900 625 Oscar Rock Road 3BR/2BA FMLS: 5698054 Erin Colson 404.428.5616

Lenox Park. $1,995,000 1675 Wildwood Road NE 6BR/6.5BA FMLS: 5687505 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700

Midtown. $159,000 800 Peachtree Street, No. 2105 1BR/1BA FMLS: 5702424 Angela Miller 404.964.1823

Midtown. $459,800 195 14th Street NE, PH602 2BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5703732 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700 Adam Morrison 404.981.7249

Midtown. $1,449,000 270 17th Street NW, No. 4601 2BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5703978 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700

Morningside. $1,099,000 740 San Antonio Drive 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5718929 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700

Morningside. $1,649,500 870 Wildwood Road NE 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5711550 Jim Getzinger 404.991.7700

Peachtree Hills. $899,000 335 Eureka Drive NE 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5716114 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

Rockmart. $799,900 93 Country Road 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5710340 Donna Murphy 770.312.5776 Ann Sander 678.234.9855

Sandy Springs. $449,000 702 Bass Way .67+/- Acres FMLS: 5655199 Angela Cashion 404.423.5245

Sandy Springs. $489,000 710 Bass Way .84+/- Acres FMLS: 5655217 Angela Cashion 404.423.5245

Sandy Springs. $514,900 5512 Glenridge Drive 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5709146 Bradford Smith 404.874.0300 Andy Griffith 678.878.7590

Serenbe. $1,249,000 0 Serenbe Lane 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5682428 Sandra Storrar 404.310.3558 Evan McKinney 770.527.0128

Serenbe. $835,000 7 Swann Ridge 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5715951 Sandra Storrar 404.310.3558 Evan McKinney 770.527.0128

Taylorsville. $579,000 24 Main Street 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5692003 Clay Henderson 770.652.1890

Virginia-Highland. $539,900 891 Briarcliff Road 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5637400 Michael McLeod 404.606.0962 Katharine Romstad 404.886.7929

Virginia-Highland. $564,900 1210 Virginia Court NE 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5718669 Michael McLeod 404.606.0962 Katharine Romstad 404.886.7929

Virginia-Highland. $695,000 618 Cresthill Avenue 3BR/2BA FMLS: 5705563 Jim Glover 404.974.4420

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1026 Kentucky Avenue, $1,375,000 5BR/4fb/1hb. 3 Levels/Wine Cellar Carter & Associates 404-944-6577

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3216 Amblewood Court NE, $399,999 4BR/2fb/1hb. FMLS: 5707336 Rob Vogel 404-281-7295

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827 McLendon Drive, $299,000 3BR/2fb/1hb. FMLS: 5718815 Craig Mihaly 404-234-9098

2129 Sugar Springs Drive, $653,900 Land. FMLS: 5718678 Zak de Leon 678-591-3357

2261 Melante Drive NE, $389,000 3BR/1fb. FMLS: 5719825 Christine O’neill 404-857-7085

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2660 Peachtree Road #23D, $649,000 1BR/1fb/1hb. FMLS: 5693877 Sandy Abrams 404-281-0097 JoLynne Szymanski 404-271-7167

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1297 Chaucer Lane, $749,900 4BR/3fb/1hb. FMLS: 5694285 Margie Ulman 404-697-4059

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2525 Peachtree Road #19, $1,110,000 3BR/3fb/1hb. FMLS: 5680286 Martha Chanaberry 404-229-8390 David Chanaberry 770-265-9080

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815 W Ponce De Leon Avenue, $995,000 4BR/2fb/1hb. FMLS: 5680525 Pam Hughes 404-626-3604

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117 Montgomery Ferry, $885,000 3BR/2fb. FMLS: 5689226 Stacey Adams 404-271-9949

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Atlanta’s RJR Props provides gadgetry for big films

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ith the film industry booming in Georgia, prop warehouses in Atlanta are getting extra attention, especially if they have thousands of unique military-, medical- and sci-fi-ready props. Atlanta prop expert Rich “RJ” Rappaport says that if filmmakers need a prop, RJR Props has it. Inside their warehouse, props ranging from aircraft interiors to X-ray machines have provided unique props to nearly 150 feature films, television, commercials and music videos for more than eight years. Rappaport created the cockpit electronics in the drama “Sully,” out Sept 9. This biographical film recounts the heroic landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River, also known as “Miracle on the Hudson.” The feature stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney, and is directed by Clint Eastwood. “We collaborated with the very talented set decorator and lead man team to come up with an amazing cockpit set,” Rappaport said. “We re-engineered a variety of electronics to come alive and look realistic by experimenting with the right colors and luminosity. That set is essential in the film, and it looked great!” Chances are if you seen some of the latest movies including “Captain America,” “Containment,” “Allegiant,” “Passengers,” “Miracles from Heaven,” and “Fast and Furious 8,” then you’ve seen items provided by RJR Props. Other popular TV shows and Netflix series including “NCIS,” “House of Cards,”

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“Rectify,” “Sleepy Hollow 3” and “The Walking Dead” used set equipment as well. While Rappaport is proud of his futuristic props – especially for “Captain America” – he can’t disclose any details, as many of the props were placed in scenes crucial to the storyline. Rappaport’s widely varied background includes 26 years in the military, medical, computers and engineering field. The RJR crew has even more diverse skills, making them leaders in the technical prop industry. “In this industry we need to be experts in many fields,” he said. “Having a medical background helps us provide the right looking medical props, engineering helps us design the props, and military helps with planning military props, including our airplane.” Rappaport enjoys creating props for all genres, but has a specialty in computers. RJR custom-built a Huey helicopter cockpit for “The Walking Dead” season 3 premiere and custom-designed electronic props for a number of major sets in “Ant-Man.” “I really love the challenges of making computers look right on film and making hightech security gear that amazes viewers. We provide computers from any era, from the earliest days to the latest super computers,” Rappaport said. Those interested in the film industry or fans who want to catch a glimpse of their favorite movie’s set design can sign up for RJR Prop’s monthly newsletter. Each month RJR Props announces new props, ideas and projects. For more information, visit rjrprops.com. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


BUSINESS BRIEFS Tecton Builders and Cross-Town Realty have broken ground on The Willoughby, a 60,000-square-foot office building, on Willoughby Way in the Old Fourth Ward. The building will be adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail and Historic 4th Ward Skate Park. The Willoughby will have four floors of creative office suites ranging The Willoughby from 2,100 square feet to entire floors of 13,000 to 15,000 square feet. There will also be a 3,800-square-foot covered rooftop patio with a bar/kitchenette for entertaining, skyline views, a communal break-room space, gigabyte connectivity, private bathrooms with a shower and free, underground tenant parking. The Willoughby is now leasing and set to open June, 2017. Visit willoughbyoffice.com for more details.

WOULD YOU GET A LUNG CANCER SCREENING IF WE CALLED IT A “LUNG-OGRAM”?

Developers have unveiled plans for a largescale, mixed-income village near MercedesBenz Stadium, according to Curbed Atlanta. The $150-million project would include 700 new housing units with commercial facilities, communal spaces, fitness center and retail offerings throughout. The village would rise along Northside Drive – on the 12-acre site of the former Herndon Homes public housing project – about mile north of the new stadium.

Marcus Heart Center

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital’s plan for the new Marcus Heart and Vascular Center is moving ahead as the Buckhead hospital prepares to soon file with the state for a certificate of need. The 16-story tower would sit on the existing Piedmont and Collier campus. The exact room count is still undetermined, according to officials.

Comet Pub & Lanes

Comet Pub & Lanes is now open in Decatur’s Suburban Plaza featuring bowling, shuffleboard, a chef-driven food menu and a large selection of beer. The 32-lane bowling alley, created by the folks who created Twain’s, took over the spot once occupied by Suburban Lanes at 2619 North Decatur Road. For more information, visit cometpubandlanes.com. New York City-based Posner Books plans to open shop at Ponce City Market in September. The 2,000-square-foot shop will have fiction, non-fiction and a large children’s books section. There will also be gifts and stationery. George Banks, formerly of Paces Properties, and Kristi Rooks, formerly of WRS, have joined forces to create Revel, a new firm that focuses on place-making for commercial real estate developments. Renovations are now complete on the Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites in Midtown. As the first dual-branded property for the two IHG brands, the hotel will cater to travelers coming to the Atlanta area for an overnight or long-term stay. The 360-room Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Midtown and 102-room Staybridge Suites Atlanta-Midtown hotel is debuting as a single building after a dramatic renovation. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

General Electric plans to establish a global digital operations center in Midtown for its Information Technology unit. The new center will eventually create more than 400 jobs as GE shutters its Fairfield, Conn.-based IT headquarters and consolidates work from around the country in Atlanta. UK-based CMS Payments Intelligence Inc. (CMSpi), an independent payments consultancy, has relocated its U.S. headquarters to new offices in Atlanta. The company has already added new jobs and plans to create more. The consultancy’s roster of clients includes Abercrombie & Fitch, Domino’s, ExxonMobil, Jack in the Box, Marriott Hotels, McDonald’s, Red Lobster, Starbucks, Subway and many more. The new CMSpi’s headquarters is in the Promenade II building on Peachtree Street in Midtown.

Most women know to get a mammogram but not a lung screening. Yet lung cancer kills more women than any other type of cancer. The good news is a lung cancer screening can help detect it early when there are more treatment options. Northside Hospital Cancer Institute offers a low dose CT screening if you’re 55 – 77 years old and a current or previous smoker. It’s quick and easy and could save your life. For information call 404-531-4444 or visit northside.com/lung

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Go Green Sustainability � Recycling � Lifestyle

Mulberry Fields Forever Wylde Center takes over Candler Park green space By Collin Kelley

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s of last month, the Wylde Center has taken on the management of Mulberry Fields Community Garden and Greenspace in Candler Park. The garden is the fifth green space overseen by the Decatur-based Wylde Center,

whose staff and volunteers will manage all aspects of the community garden including maintenance, field trips, garden plot rentals and special events. The garden has been re-named Wylde Center-Mulberry Fields Garden. “Mulberry Fields is considered a sister garden to the Wylde Center’s Oakhurst Garden,

and its history is very similar to our garden’s,” said Stephanie Van Parys, executive director of the Wylde Center. “In fact, Mulberry Fields’ co-founder, Jesse Bathrick, was a close friend of our late co-founder, Sally Wylde.” Van Parys’ said that like Oakhurst Garden, Mulberry Fields came about because a group of neighbors wanted to preserve a

special green space for the enjoyment of the community. “They have done a remarkable job creating and maintaining this one-acre oasis in Candler Park, and now the Wylde Center is excited to help take their garden to the next level,” she said. Mulberry Fields, located at 1301 Iverson St., was once part of a dairy farm owned by the Talbot family. In the early 1990s, one of the remaining Talbot family members considered re-zoning the property for multifamily and commercial redevelopment. However, a group of neighbors came together to buy the acre of land, and in 1999 Jesse and Richard Bathrick founded the community garden. “Mulberry Fields is a preserved green space in the midst of a rapidly developing Intown neighborhood,” said Jesse Bathrick. “Visitors enter down an old city alley, which opens up to reveal a meadow, mulberry grove, towering old pecan trees and community garden plots. It’s a refuge for both neighbors and wildlife. I’m proud of what an extremely dedicated group of volunteers has accomplished in the past 20 years. Now it’s time to move forward, and we are thrilled the Wylde Center has accepted our invitation to become managers of the garden and its programs.” For more information, visit facebook.com/ mulberryfields or wyldecenter.org.

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transforming the station’s walkway and waiting zone into a gathering space. Among recommended enhancements, the team proposed adding a lawn area, seating and walls made from recycled sidewalk concrete, and solar panels as a power source for station lighting. A rendering of the Eco Living Room at Midtown station. Other imaginative, tech-driven design Midtown Alliance and Georgia Tech components could include LCD signage charged a team of architecture students to with real-time transit information and a explore the possibilities of sustainable design wind-powered “veil” – a shade structure that for a publicly accessible gathering space in emulates a turbine. With the combination Midtown.The outcome? A unique prototype of sunlight and wind, the veil’s panels cast for an “eco living room” at the Midtown a pattern of shadows that “dance” along the MARTA station. sidewalk when air flows. The students’ concept serves as a model While the eco living room concept is for sustainable public spaces that contribute to preliminary, it highlights the possibilities of advancing Midtown as an urban, innovative sustainable design in urban environments. and resource-efficient EcoDistrict. Midtown Alliance will seek opportunities The project served as one of Georgia to incorporate some of the ideas into a Tech’s first Architecture Incubator Workshops, broader set of enhancements for public spaces a new series of courses intended to test throughout the district. new ideas and explore interdisciplinary, The project was taught by Russell collaborative forms of design and research. Gentry, W. Jude LeBlanc, Scott Marble and The students concentrated their Jacob Tompkins, and participating students conceptual design around the Midtown included Ran An, Eric Goldstein, Zitong Ma, MARTA station, and brainstormed ways Yifeng Sun, David Varner and Yue Zhao. to improve the experience for riders by At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


How to improve your mood, naturally ABOVE THE WATER LINE

By Sally Bethea

Sally Bethea is the retired executive director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (chattahoochee.org), a nonprofit environmental organization whose mission is to protect and restore the drinking water supply for nearly four million people. Sally Bethea explores a waterfall.

Do you need another reason to get off the sofa and escape this political season? Take a waterfall hike! It may very well make you sharper, more productive and happier. It turns out that there’s a scientific reason why we all love flowing, plunging, spraying water – why being around moving water can improve our moods. It’s called “negative ions.” Ions are molecules or atoms that have gained or lost an electrical charge. They are created in nature as air molecules break apart due to a variety of influences from sunlight to moving water. The action of falling water and crashing surf (or even your bathroom shower) creates negative ions that bond with smaller air particles. When we breathe in this charged air, the negative ions enter our bloodstream and produce biochemical reactions that are linked to reducing depression (by increasing serotonin levels), relieving stress and boosting energy. They increase the flow of oxygen to the brain, resulting in higher alertness. The atmosphere is full of positive and negative ions: more positive exist in windowless rooms and closed, moving vehicles and more negative near waterfalls and before, during and after thunderstorms. This may explain why some people are drawn to the front porch to watch (read: breathe) stormy weather. For one out of every three of us, negative ions can make us feel especially wonderful, according to researchers. Happily, I am one of these people! I always feel better when I open a window and get a whiff of fresh, humid air, even in the city. In fact, during most of the year, I keep my windows open.

This summer, my sons and I took our first trip to Hawaii. On Maui and Kauai, we saw more waterfalls than we could count, and experienced many close enough to breathe in their exhilarating negative ions. Some of our best memories are playing in the surf, swimming under waterfalls and hiking through fast-flowing streams. When I think of Yosemite National Park, it’s as much the waterfalls (Nevada, Vernal, Yosemite and Bridalveil) as the magnificent rock formations. There is magic and beauty— and, yes, there are negative ions, too—in these cascades, whether they are a few feet or hundreds of feet high. I love the Smokies for the forested mountain ridges, especially in early morning or at sunset, but it is the flowing, falling water, over rocks and down cliffs, that captures my imagination and makes me smile. Now I know that part of my enjoyment comes from a physical, chemical reaction that causes more oxygen and serotonin to surge through my body. The good news is that there are many mood-boosting waterfalls and rocky streams right here in Atlanta; others are just a few hour’s drive (and a few miles hike) away in north Georgia. So, get off that sofa and find some negative ions in nature! For information about the top waterfalls in Atlanta and north Georgia, visit atlantatrails. com and look for the top 10 hikes and waterfalls to visit. The best time to view waterfalls is typically in the spring when there is more water from winter rains.

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Books All Georgians Should Read Decatur-based Georgia Center for the Book selects new list

2016 Books All Georgians Should Read • Jim Auchmutey – The Class Of ‘65: A Student, A Divided Town, And The Long Road To Forgiveness (Public Affairs Books) • Taylor Brown – Fallen Land: A Novel (St. Martin’s Press) • Ashley Callahan – Southern Tufts: The Regional Origins And National Craze For Chenille Fashion (University of Georgia Press) • Lynn Cullen – Twain’s End: A Novel (Gallery Books) • Sandra D. Deal, Jennifer W. Dickey and Catherine M. Lewis – Memories Of The Mansion: The Story Of Georgia’s Governor’s Mansion (University of Georgia Press) • Ryan Gravel – Where We Want To Live: Reclaiming Infrastructure For A New Generation of Cities (St. Martin’s Press) • Jim Grimsley – How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning The Racist Lessons Of A Southern Childhood (Algonquin Books) • Charles Leerhsen – Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty (Simon & Schuster) • Brian Panowich – Bull Mountain: A Novel (G.P. Putnam & Sons) • Kevin Young – Blue Laws: Selected And Uncollected Poems, 1995–2015 (Knopf)

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he Georgia Center for the Book (GCB) has selected the works of 24 prize–winning authors and illustrators with Georgia connections for the 2016 lists of the “Books All Georgians Should Read” and “Books All Young Georgians Should Read.” The authors and illustrators will be honored on Thursday, Aug. 18, at a free, public event scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Decatur Library Auditorium, 215 Sycamore Street. The lists are compiled annually from nominations received throughout the year by the writers, educators, librarians, media representatives and individuals who comprise the Georgia Center for the Book Advisory Council. In 2013, the Advisory Council voted to make the compilation of these lists an annual event. The ceremony this year will mark the seventh edition of the “Books All Georgians Should Read” and the fourth “Books All Young Georgians Should Read.” “For the Georgia Center for the Book, the ‘Books All Georgians Should Read’ and the ‘Books All Young Georgians Should Read’ lists are a wonderful way to honor the extraordinary talent we have right here in Georgia,” said Joe Davich, executive director of GCB. “The lists give us the opportunity to inform readers across our state about the diverse body of work produced by Georgians, and a platform to celebrate Georgia’s literary heritage.” The new list of “Books All Georgians Should Read” includes three works of fiction, six of non–fiction and a collection of poetry. The list of “Books All Young Georgians Should Read” includes three picture books, three books for middle school readers, three books for young adults and one graphic novel. Both 2016 lists are the result of months of discussions by the Advisory Council, which considered over 125 books before narrowing down the list.

2016 Books All Young Georgians Should Read • Becky Albertalli – Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda (Blazer + Bray) • Roshani Chokshi – The Star-Touched Queen (St. Martin’s Griffin) • Dori Kleber – More-igami (Candlewick Press) • Aisha Saeed – Written In The Stars (Speak!) • Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal – The Wheels On The Tuk Tuk (Beach Lane Books) • Vicky Alvear Shecter – Thor Speaks!: A Guide To The Realms By The Norse God Of Thunder (Boyds Mills Press) • Laurel Snyder – Swan: The Life And Death Of Anna Pavlova (Chronicle Books) • Megan Jean Sovern – The Meaning Of Maggie: A Novel (Chronicle Books) • Lisa Lewis Tyre – Last In A Long Line Of Rebels (Nancy Paulsen Books) • Joey Weiser – Mermin Vol 3: Deep Dive (Oni Press)

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Art, books, writing and sci-fi events on the way By Collin Kelley Whether you love books, art or dressing up like a Stormtrooper from “Star Wars,” August and September are chock-full of fun. Here are some of the big events coming up soon.

Piedmont Park Arts Festival The eighth annual event is set for Aug. 13-14 with 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers and crafters. The festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, an emerging artists pavilion, a children’s play area, plus food and beverages with healthy alternatives. For more visit piedmontparkartsfestival.com.

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BronzeLens Film Festival Over the course of 4 days (Aug. 25-28), film lovers, actors and filmmakers will gather to share a creative platform of education, entertainment, empowerment related to film, television and the production of both. For more information, visit bronzelens.com.

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Grant Park Summer Shade Festival Music and art lovers will find plenty to interest them on Aug. 27-28 in Grant Park. There will be live music throughout the weekend on two stages in addition to an expansive artist market that will double in size for this year’s event. Open to all ages and free to attend, the 14th annual Summer Shade Festival will also have a diverse selection of local food trucks with offerings for all tastes, craft beer, a Kids Zone, a 5K run, a farmers market and much more. For the most up-to-date information, visit summershadefestival.org.

Decatur Book Festival Thousands of authors and readers will flock to downtown Decatur over Labor Day weekend for book signings, poetry readings, workshops and more. Cassandra King Conroy, Rick Bragg, Melissa Conroy, Ron Rash and Bronwen Dickey will pay tribute to bestselling and beloved author Pat Conroy as the keynote event at the 2016 Decatur Book Festival on Sept. 2-4. Also at this year’s festival, award-winning author Alexander Chee will choose a track of readings and panels, while the featured “kid note author” will be Dav Pilkey, author of the “Captain Underpants” and “Dumb Bunnies” series. For more information, visit decaturbookfestival.com.

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Fans of sci-fi, fantasy and gaming will descend on Downtown Atlanta for the annual Labor Day weekend gathering Sept. 2-5, featuring the costume parade down Peachtree on Sept. 3 at 10 a.m. Some big stars will be at this year’s conference, including Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”), William Shatner (“Star Trek”), Alex Kingston (“Doctor Who”) and Eve Myles (“Torchwood”) among many others. There will also be panels, meet and greets, and much more. Tickets and additional information are at dragoncon.org.

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Art in the Neighborhood Decatur is a haven for visual artists By Isadora Pennington The old slogan “It’s greater in Decatur” has surely proven true for its eclectic artistic community. The city is home to the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, Decatur Arts Alliance, the annual Decatur Arts Festival, and plenty of smaller galleries and studios. Local artists have numerous spaces and ways to make, display, and sell their art, including the many festivals that take place in the square, like the upcoming Decatur Book Festival. This month, four of Decatur’s visual artists discuss what compels them to make art, and what it’s like to live and work in their community.

Larry Holland “My favorite way to create is making mixed media pieces, lately I use wood, photographs, paint and found objects. I’ve been drawing since as far back as I can remember, and making art has been pretty constant in my life, save for a few lulls here and there. There was a show on Saturday mornings before the cartoons came on – this guy named “Captain Bob.” He would show you how to draw animals with these weird little crayons. I remember getting up early every Saturday to draw with him. Later, I briefly attended The School for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and then just took classes when I could, learning different mediums and techniques. I moved to Decatur in 2003, and I’ve had a few public art installations, sometimes gathering different artists to participate, as well as curating shows at Trackside Tavern for the last few years. The city of Decatur and the Decatur Arts Alliance have been tremendously supportive and great to work with. They are embracing new ways to saturate the city with art, and I’m glad that they allow me to do my weird little projects as I think that, for any city, the more art there is, the better. I have been participating in Free Art Friday (#FAFATL) since 2011, and it really gave me a kick-start to get back into making art. Right now I’m excited about working on getting artists together to paint the big silver traffic signal boxes in Decatur (#decboxproject), as well as a smaller temporary art sign installation. You can check out fishboneartdecatur.com to see more of my work.”

Aurorah Yarberry Joe Dreher “When I’m asked what medium I work with, I say people. People are always at the center of what I do. Part of the reason I enjoy street art and murals is because it’s outdoors and in the public. I’m big on doing things that don’t cost money – things that are free and accessible to everyone. The murals are perfect for that. I consider myself a social artist. I enjoy the social aspect of it, like when members of the community come by the murals and show their support. I usually end every mural with a wrap party. That’s an important part of that process. I’m also an architect. I had my own firm for many years, but when the economy went bad in 2008 I had to close my practice, which is kind of what pushed me back into making art. I was fortunate enough to attend SCAD in Savannah where I was around filmmakers and artists, and I was inspired by being around other creatives. I continue to practice Free Art Friday, and I’m currently participating in an event with Squishiepuss. It’s called the Monster Mash show, and he starts a piece and then sends it out to other artists. He’s got probably around 50 artists participating. I’m also in the Creatives Project, which is a two-year artist residency at the Goat Farm. It’s an outreach program to give the youth more exposure to the arts. You can see my work at josephdreher.com.”

“I’ve been living in Decatur for about two years now, but I’ve lived nearby for the last three or four years. I grew up here and graduated from the Ben Franklin Academy in 2004, then I went to Georgia State for a while before going to England where I got my degree in animation production. I also went to school in London later where I studied art and graphic design. Some of my earliest memories are of me painting with watercolors, drawing, and making paper sculptures and collages. At one point I made a zen garden from paper and glue, complete with a bridge and water. I’m a multimedia artist, but I’ve also been an animator, designer and illustrator since I graduated, in one way or another. I’m in-house for RaceTrac petroleum, at their headquarters here. I also own my own design company, Spoken Word Pictures, which I started back in 2013. I stay active with working on projects outside of my day job as well. Recently, I’ve shown in a few group shows at Ponce City Market, HodgePodge Coffee House, Paris on Ponce, and I am hoping to find more opportunities to show my painting and illustration work. These days I’m also working on a book about all of my unfinished projects, because I feel that as an artist and creative person, a lot of times stuff happens and your great ideas don’t see the light of day. I actually also do a lot of graphic design for motorcycle rallies, have designed some motorcycles that have won some awards, and there’s an all women’s motorcycle and camping event in North Carolina called ‘No Man’s Land’ that I’ve done some design for. My clients include restaurants, television shows, networks like Hulu and IFC, and a variety of companies both locally and across the country. I’d like to develop more digital technology around artwork that helps to connect not only the audience but also the artist. I’ve been thinking a lot about technology and what we can do as tactile artists to translate that into the digital space appropriately. You can see my art at aurorah.net.”

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When I was five, Saks 5th Avenue would have kids art shows here at Phipps, and I did a yarn stitching of a pony and won an award. It wasn’t that I won the award, but that in doing it, and seeing it up, it just felt right. All through high school I thought I was going to be a fashion designer, really heavy metal, ‘80s stuff. When I went to school, I studied art history, but couldn’t keep away from art making. I transferred to a program that was half art history and half studio. That was in D.C., but D.C. only really supports dead artists. Then I moved back here, and it has been a great place to be an artist. I’ve lived in Decatur for almost four years where I keep a studio for my art at Sycamore Place Gallery. I graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree from Georgia State University. My work will be in an upcoming group show curated by Jeffrey Collum at Whitespace Gallery called ‘Garden of Unearthly Delights,’ opening Aug. 5, on the 500th anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch’s ‘Garden of Earthly Delights.’ I’m also organizing the fall show for Agnes Scott Gallery, where I was the director for over a decade. My work has shown at MOCA Georgia, a show called ‘The Last Taboo.’ My work is pretty edgy. I have a series called ‘Meaterbation,’ which is people masturbating with meat products. I also recently organized an exhibit at the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia. It was called ‘Lightweight,’ and it’s about how heavy we carry our load. Kind of an existential idea of how we carry ourselves. I can be found at lisaalembik.com.” At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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photographed the Egyptian Pyramids and the Eiffel Tower, among other sites. Panorama Ray developed a technique, which he called “Living Stills,” where he would direct a subject to move through the image as it recorded their actions, creating a ghostlike effect. The camera that Ray used to capture these images was inherited from his friend Fred Hess. Hess himself took many photos of iconic personalities and places in the early 20th century, including the Three Stooges and Warner Brothers. Opening night for Panorama Ray Remembered is Aug. 12 from 7 p.m. to midnight at Eyedrum, 88 Forsyth St. For more information, visit eyedrum.org.

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Flashback: Atlanta in the ‘70s, The Photography of Boyd Lewis: This exhibit at Margaret Mitchell House and Museum captures an exhilarating decade of political change and social unrest in Atlanta. Daily. Free to $13. atlantahistorycenter.com/mmh

Performing Arts Your family’s most comprehensive online guide to arts and cultural entertainment Visit AtlantaPlanIt.com for more upcoming events. Shakespeare and Boydell: Works from the Oglethorpe Collection: See works that John Boydell commissioned in the 1700s of scenes from Shakespeare plays. Free to $5. Tuesday through Sunday. museum. oglethorpe.edu

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The Book as Art: Boundless: This juried show presented by Decatur Art Alliance at Decatur Library celebrates the book with a wildly varied collection of inventive and spectacular works. Opens August 19. Free. decaturartsalliance.org

3x3: Post-Its for the People: Paper Plane Gallery presents a national juried exhibit of Post-It Notes that reflects ambitious and eclectic printmakers. Closes August 11. Free. paperplaneatl.com

Vik Muniz at High Museum

Vik Muniz Exhibit: The High Museum of Art premieres a major retrospective of the work of celebrated contemporary photographer Vik Muniz as part of an international tour. Closes August 21. Free to $19.50. high.org Creecy: A Survey: This exhibit is a survey of large paintings and archives by Herbert Lee Creecy Jr. and is accompanied by MOCA GA’s first full-length, hardback publication. Closes August 20. Free to $8. mocaga.org Panel Discussion: Where Are the Women in Sneaker Design?: Hear from New York designer Sophia Chang and Los Angeles designer Melody Ehsani on their recent sneaker collaborations with Puma and Reebok. August 5. $5 to $10. high.org

If/Then at The Fox Theatre

If/Then: A contemporary Broadway musical at The Fox Theatre about living in New York today and all the possibilities of tomorrow. August 9 through 14. $30 to $85. foxtheatre.org

Frank Schroeder: Hidden Show: Bill Lowe Gallery celebrates its 27th anniversary with a compelling exhibit by renowned FrenchAfrican painter Frank Schroeder. Closes August 27. Free. lowegallery.com The Games: Ancient Olympia to Atlanta to Rio: Atlantic Station’s Millennium Gate honors the 20th anniversary of the Atlanta Olympic Games with the story of the Olympics, from ancient Greece to today. Opens August 20. $10 to $12. thegatemuseum.org

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ART PARTY: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center presents its annual night of open studios, live programming and soon-tobe-revealed secret presentations. August 27. $50 to $60. atlantacontemporary.org Piedmont Park Arts Festival: The summer arts and crafts festival is a two-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun. August 13 and 14. Free. piedmontparkartsfestival.com

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged): Atlanta Shakespeare Company presents an irreverent, hilarious, high-speed romp through all 37 of the Bard’s plays (and 154 sonnets) in two hours. Opens August 11. $15 to $39. shakespearetavern.com

 inosaur Birthday Bash: D Guests can enjoy a day filled with dinosaur- and birthdaythemed activities in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Fernbank’s Giants of the Mesozoic. August 20. Free to $18. fernbankmuseum.org

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NEEDTOBREATHE: The band celebrates its new album release with “Tour de Compadres,” an epic U.S. headline run with close musical friends Mat Kearney, John Mark McMillan and Welshly Arms. August 20. $23.50 to $70. concerts. livenation.com Company at Actor’s Express

Company: Stephen Sondheim’s musical follows a man who confronts his perpetual bachelorhood in a series of hilarious interactions – just in time to blow out the candles on his 35th birthday. Wednesday through Sunday. $21 to $40. actorsexpress.com The Prom: Emma becomes an instant outcast — and a national headline — when her high school cancels the prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend in this uproarious and uplifting musical. Opens August 18. $20 to $65. alliancetheatre.org Googoosh: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre presents the Iranian singer and actress known for her contributions to Iranian pop music. August 27. $55 to $250. cobbenergycentre.com

Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival: Decatur’s 16th annual event brings together Decatur’s best BBQ and music for one afternoon in the Oakhurst neighborhood. August 13. $12. decaturbbqfestival.com Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Visit OnStage Atlanta to see a hilarious contest between two con artists; the winner must extract a fortune from a young heiress, and the loser must leave town. Closes August 13. $14 to $22. onstageatlanta.com Friday Night Live: Find your way to Central Park at Atlantic Station for the ultimate Friday night of relaxation and grooves with local bands hitting the stage at 7 p.m. August 5 through 26. atlanticstation.com

Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi at Serenbe Community: Set outside at Serenbe Community, this performance includes a premiere by guest choreographer Sean Hilton of Atlanta’s Fly on a Wall and a piece by Atlanta Ballet dancer Heath Gill. August 21. $30. atlantaballet.com

Boz Scaggs and Essential Theatre Play Michael McDonald: Festival: Essential Theatre Grammy-winning once again features musicians Boz Scaggs Georgia playwrights in and Michael McDonald a festival of free staged Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi team up for a tour readings and two main, celebrating their classic full productions at West R&B hits presented at Chastain Park End Cultural Arts Center. Closes August Amphitheatre. August 18. $55 to $65. 28. Free to $25. essentialtheatre.com chastainseries.com

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Grant Park favorite Stone Soup Kitchen will close Aug. 23 after 11 years in business. The restaurant was unable to negotiate a new lease for its space. Owner Sarah Rick had been planning to sell the restaurant, but she said she was looking for a potential new space for Stone Soup Kitchen. Atlanta’s best restaurants and bands are teaming up for an evening of food, drinks, music and more, donating all of their services to raise money for two Atlanta nonprofits. The fifth annual Eats & Beats event will take place Aug. 11 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Buckhead Theatre, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Children of Conservation and The Giving Kitchen. Guests will enjoy an open bar, live entertainment and tastings from 30 of Atlanta’s top restaurants. Participating restaurants include Local Three, Davio’s, Cibo e Beve, Common Quarter, Paces & Vine, Doraku Sushi, Gypsy Kitchen, The Southern Gentleman, Dennis Dean Catering, The Big Ketch, Epic Events, Farm Burger, Venkman’s, Wrecking Bar Brewpub, Cook Hall, Horseradish Grill and more. Yacht Rock Revue will keep the party sailing along with performances from local chefs and their bands. Tickets, which range from $55 to $135, are available through xorbia.com.

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A classic 1953 Chevy truck is being fully customized with Moore and Giles leather, reclaimed wood siding and outfitted with a wood-fired Mugaini pizza oven for Southern Crust catering’s debut in Atlanta. The truck will be able to handle any event – from a backyard soiree to a full-blown wedding. The menu features snacks like marinated olives, burrata and pancettawrapped figs alongside a healthy selection of fresh green salads. Pizza ranges from classics like margherita and pepperoni to specialties like pistachio pesto and butternut. For more information, visit southerncrustcatering.com. The Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival will take place Aug. 13 from noon to 8 p.m. at 630 East Lake Drive. There will be barbecue from local restaurants and vendors along with live music from Sydney Rhame, Lockdown Blues Band, Jeff Mosier, Mudcat, Dianne Durrett & Soul Saga and many more. For tickets and the full lineup, visit decaturbbqfestival.com.

Doughnut shop Bon Glaze has opened its second location in Buckhead in the Powers Ferry Square shopping center next door to Bar Taco. The new shop will be walk-up only, but will feature 24 flavors of shaved ice to go along with its sweet treats. To mark the 1996 Summer Olympics anniversary, Bon Glaze will have special “ring colored” doughnuts available. For more information, visit bonglaze.com.

Double Zero, Castellucci Hospitality Group’s Southern Italian concept, will host its last day of service in Sandy Springs on Aug. 6 before moving into its new location in Emory Village the first week of September. The Farmer Fund - an Atlanta nonprofit founded in 2015 to serve metro Atlanta farmers in the face of natural disaster - will host the release party for its muchanticipated 2017 calendar on Aug. 22 at The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., festivities will include lots of local food and beer, courtesy of Atlanta chefs and breweries, a chance to meet and mingle with local farmers, and live music. The organization will reveal The Farmer Fund 2017 Calendar at the event, featuring Atlanta chefs in nothing but Hedley & Bennett aprons with the farmers who grow their food. For tickets visit 2017calendar. bpt.me.

Jonathan Elwell, executive chef and the Southern Regional National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) champion, competed for the National NACUFS title on July 14 in Anaheim, Calif., and brought home the silver medal for Georgia Tech. On Aug. 28, Taqueria del Sol and Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q are joining forces again to celebrate the arrival of the annual shipment of chiles Libby Stovall has been named beverage director at TAP in Midtown. from New Mexico with the She is currently one of only six women in Georgia to hold the title of Foxeria del Sol Hatch Chile certified Cicerone, the industry standard for identifying those with Festival. Held at the Howell significant knowledge and professional skills in beer sales and service. Mill location of Taqueria del Sol, the block-party style event will take place in the parking lot from 4 to 8 p.m. Chef Eddie Hernandez of Taqueria del Sol and Pitmasters Jonathan and Justin Fox of Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q have teamed up to create a Hatch Chileinspired menu with a variety of dishes, both savory and sweet. Tickets are available through xorbia.com. French-inspired bakery St. Germain, has opened at Ponce City Market. Named after the upscale Parisian neighborhood, the bakery outpost will be helmed by Christine and Jean-Marc Metairie, the owners behind Morningside’s Atmosphere restaurant, alongside the duo’s business partner Heather Jourdan-Gassin. Offerings include artisan French pastries, specialty breads, sandwiches and classics such as macarons and croque monsieur. For more information, visit poncecitymarket.com. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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t seems that more and more people are moving from the hustle and bustle of city life to settle among the beauty and tranquility of north Georgia and its surrounding hills. Really, the idea of enjoying life in the mountains is almost as old as the hills themselves. But there’s plenty that’s new in the mountains, too – new communities, new home styles and a new awareness. “Highlands has always been known for its beauty and luxury,” said Bill Gilmore, provisional broker, Highlands Cove Realty and Atlanta Realtor with PalmerHouse Properties. “Unfortunately, that has kept some people away. They’d been concerned that the high price points might keep the area out of reach for them. These days, Highlands is finally becoming recognized for being more inviting to a wider range of people, without losing any of its reputation for luxury.” Gilmore shared a long list of features that are drawing new residents to the Highlands-Cashiers area, just over the Georgia border in North Carolina. There’s the redone Highlands Pool and the Cashiers Fitness Center, both available to everyone. Half Mile Farm, a country inn now owned by the Old Edwards Inn, has been completely renovated into something unique.

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homes, some fully furnished and ready to move into, that offer good rental potential,” Gilmore explained. “We’re getting the word out that our community is welcoming and family friendly. And with the wide variety of price points in the area, a broader range of people are becoming aware that this is the place for them.” While homesites in the mountains are considered luxurious, with their lush greenery and breathtaking views, that’s not the normal perception of mountain homes. People often think of primitive log cabins and the barest of necessities. Today, that’s far from the truth. “The hot new trend here is modern rustic homes,” said Nathan Fitts, Nathan Fitts & Team of REMAX Town & Country in Blue Ridge. “In the past, housing in the area was primarily cabins for vacationers. Now, local builders are concentrating on more modern finishes for the interiors.” Those finishes include premier lighting as well as features for full-time living, like pantries, masters on main and walk-in closets. Modern rustic homes tend to have a contemporary look inside, but rustic elements on the outside, and take full advantage of the mountain views with full-length windows. “One area builder uses locally sourced elements throughout the homes he builds, like old barn wood that he reclaims and uses to create chair rails in rooms,” Fitts added. “It’s touches like these that give each home a history, makes it unique and keeps it native.” While there are plenty of historical sites and long-held family homes in the north Georgia mountains, a notable new community in the Blue Ridge area is garnering a lot of attention. Don’t let the world “old” confuse you: Old Toccoa Farm is a new, active lifestyle community in the Blue Ridge mountains of north Georgia. Homesites normally range from one-half to three-quarters of an acre, and there’s a well-balanced portfolio of home designs, each carefully positioned on the land to take advantage of long and short range mountain views of the distant Cohutta Mountains, Rich Mountain Wilderness and Toccoa River Valley. Builders in the 400-plus acre master planned community now offer some smaller footprint homes and cottages that range from 2,200 to 3,200 square feet, with even smaller cottages set to begin very soon. Board and batten, cedar shakes, natural stone and tin accent roofing are some of the features used to create a look and feel unlike the typical mountain cabins seen in other communities. According to Old Toccoa Farm Managing Partner Peter Knutzen, “People come to see Blue Ridge and they fall in love with the area. Then they visit Old Toccoa Farm, and they’re thrilled to find all the added values – like gatehouse security, city water and sewer, river footage, miles of walking trails – all included for the same price Continued WHAT’S on Page 46

Cashiers/Sapphire will see new restaurants opening, some headed by the former chef of Madison’s at Old Edwards, a AAA Four-Diamond Award restaurant. Speaking of food, the Highlands Food and Wine Festival, previously known as Highlands Culinary Weekend, is a three-day long celebration of regional and local cuisine that embodies the essence of the Highlands community in an assortment of private venues. This year the autumn festival runs from Nov. 10-13, and includes a variety of wine dinners, a sip and stroll, small bites presentations, Sunday Gospel Brunch, Autumn Oyster Roast and an exclusive “Rockwood Rocks” dinner held at the Rockwood Lodge. Brewers, wine makers, artisans, local chefs and culinary leaders of the Southeast will all be in attendance. “Everybody thinks that Highlands is expensive, but they should know that there’s a good selection of affordable

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points.” The community’s state-of-the-art infrastructure is complete with Blue Ridge city water, private sewer, and high-speed internet and phone. There are golf course and river views, and property owners have access to more than 4,000 feet of Toccoa River frontage, miles of walking trails and an 18-hole golf course (9 holes currently open) that features zoysia fairways, tees and fast, bentgrass greens. And then there’s the location of Old Toccoa Farm, which couldn’t be better. It’s a mere five miles from downtown Blue Ridge, and just four miles from Lake Blue Ridge. Other nearby attractions include Ocoee Whitewater Center, Noontootla Creek Farm, the Appalachian Trail, the Benton Mackaye Trail, ziplining, John C. Campbell Folk School and Grumpy Old Men Brewery.

Old Toccoa Farm The charming downtown of Blue Ridge has earned the city its distinction as “Georgia’s Top Renaissance City.” Bar- and grill-style food, fine dining and local breweries contribute to the laid-back mountain vibe that brings in day trippers and families up for long weekends. It’s been reported that several new Blue Ridge businesses and ventures are underway for 2016. A new attitude, a new community, a new style, new restaurants and businesses – there’s a lot more that’s fresh in north Georgia than just the mountain air.

Above: Jim Prantl’s large rustic cabin at Lake Blue Ridge offers multiple porches and outdoor areas to see magnificent views of the mountains. At left: Bill Gilmore, with Palmer House Properties & Highlands Cove Realty says, “There are affordable homes for sale in the Highlands/Cashiers area.”

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If you’re looking for something to do while searching for your new mountain home, check out some of the events happening at Georgia’s State Parks and historic sites.

The Nearly Normal String Band will perform Aug. 6 at 8 p.m. with a set of traditional acoustic music in the bluegrass, folk, blues and Appalachian mountain traditions. Program takes place adjacent to the Interpretive Center in the main dayuse area of the park. $5 parking. (706) 657-4050. Cloudland Canyon will also be offering a Night Hike from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 12. Along the two-mile hike, you’ll learn interesting facts about the geology and history of the canyon. Ages 10 and older. Reservations required. $10, plus $5 parking. (706) 913-7170.

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Slackline 101 will offer a unique opportunity to learn the basics of walking on a slackline at the site of Karl Wallenda’s 1970 crossing of the gorge. No experience necessary, just bring a pair of comfortable shoes and your balance. Ages 12 and up. Space is limited, so call ahead to reserve a spot. Dates are Aug. 3 and Aug. 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. $5, plus $5 parking. A Full Moon Lake Paddle will be held Aug. 19 from 9:15 to 11:15 p.m. on Tallulah Lake. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, so register in advance. No pets; kids must be 8 or older. $15, plus $5 parking. (706) 754-7981.

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Emory Jones, author of “Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound,” will read excerpts from his new book “The Valley Top Photo: Emory Jones’ book “Distant Voices.” Above: A yurt at Where They Danced” on Tugaloo State Park. Aug. 13 at 10:30 a.m. This pre-WWI historical novel features scenes from Hardman Farm. Hear excerpts prior to the tour and then bring back questions for Jones afterward. (706) 878-1077.

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Join the Atlanta Astronomy Club at picnic shelter #5 to view the night sky through telescopes during this Night Time Astronomy event on Aug. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. Members of the club will be on hand to assist. $5 parking. (706) 356-4362. For more, visit GAStateParks.org/events.

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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 year-round.

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State Parks’ trails are dogfriendly, the Tails on Trails Club encourages dog owners to 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.

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REAL ESTATE BRIEFS A proposed 74-story residential building in Midtown would become Atlanta’s second tallest building behind Bank of America Tower if approved by the city. Olympia Heights Management and Perkins + Will presented plans for 98 Fourteenth Street during the July 12 Midtown Development Review Committee (DRC) meeting. The first phase of the development would feature the main tower comprised of 382 luxury residential units, 180 corporate suites, 60,370 square feet of retail, and 825 structured parking spaces. A second, smaller tower in the future would contain a hotel.

the four15 Stacks near the Edgewood Entertainment District and Downtown. The 24 new townhomes will be located at 415 Gartrell St. SE with prices starting in the $300,000s.

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Trillist has unveiled 1138 Peachtree Street, a 45-story residential tower fronting Peachtree Street L-R: Stadium Village; Realtors Shirley Gary, Mark Jones and Lauren Blass. (323 apartments) with three levels of retail at the base (21,500 square feet). Retail/ fitness center and retail offerings throughout. restaurant space would be accessed both The village would rise along Northside Drive from Peachtree and Crescent avenues. Over — on the 12-acre site of the former Herndon 600 parking spaces would be provided in a Homes public housing project — about mile 10-level deck located on the Crescent side of north of the new stadium. the property. Atlanta-based Fuqua Development LLC Epic Development, the developer behind is planning a roughly 4-acre mixed-use the sold-out Water Tower Stacks townhomes project overlooking Piedmont Park and in the Old Fourth Ward, has announced the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, according to a

Coldwell Banker Real Estate has announced that Lauren Blass, an independent sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Atlanta, was named to the Coldwell Banker 30 Under 30. The list features the top young real estate professionals among the almost 85,000 Coldwell Banker professionals working in 47 countries around the world. The Zac Team at RE/MAX Metro Atlanta is partnering with Fourth Grade Foresters to give each fourth grade student at three area elementary schools a loblolly pine

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