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You’ve probably noticed the sudden appearance of scooters, mopeds and bikes nestled on street corners, parked on sidewalks and resting alongside the BeltLine trails. In just the last few months, the city has been swamped with new forms of alternative transportation, which are inexpensive to use and environmentally friendly, but are proving to be problematic for pedestrians and drivers. Back in May, I was driving to meet friends for dinner at Manuel’s Tavern when I saw three people riding the stand-up Bird scooters along North Highland Avenue. Later that same evening, while walking on the Eastside Trail, I noticed the Bird scooters had been seemingly abandoned along the BeltLine. I stopped my walk and Googled to see what this sudden flock of Birds was all about. Within weeks, I saw that Lime scooters had entered the market. Then I saw people on bright yellow bikes from a Spanish startup called Collin Kelley Muving all over town. And just in the last week, I walked out of my collin@atlantaintown- building in the Old Fourth Ward and was met by a trio of yellow paper.com mopeds clustered on the sidewalk. Yep, Muving has brought its electric sit-down scooters to the city. Before I started writing this column, I learned that another bike rental called Ofo has entered Atlanta and plans to offer mopeds soon. Even Uber has jumped on the bandwagon and is in negotiations to bring its Jump electric bikes to Intown. It’s electric, rentable madness! Don’t get me wrong, I think having all these people and electric powered forms of transportation in Atlanta is fantastic. We definitely need it. However, there are going to have to be some rules and regulations because this proliferation is already causing safety issues. You might have seen the viral photo of the man riding a Bird scooter along the Downtown Connector in rush-hour traffic, or perhaps you’ve had to dodge one as its driver ignored a traffic signal. The clustered mopeds are much larger obstacles to get around, especially when they are blocking a sidewalk. The electric stand-up scooters are, technically, not allowed on the BeltLine, but people whiz up and down on the trails daily and officials seem to be taking a hands-off approach. Since they only go 15 miles per hour, I don’t think the scooters are as dangerous as the speed racers on their bicycles peddling like they’re in an X Games competition. Of more concern is the appearance of the scooters littering the sides of the trail or left parked on the BeltLine until they are collected in the evening for re-charging. It’s unsightly and a potential hazard. The Atlanta City Council has indicated that it supports the scooter companies and that vehicle-sharing is crucial to getting more cars off the streets. However, a new ordinance is in the works requiring the electric vehicle operators to have special permits, liability insurance and encouraging riders to wear helmets. The parking situation for these dockless vehicles is still something that must be addressed, but I hope the city doesn’t get too heavy-handed in its approach such as outright banning (temporarily done in San Francisco) and a move in Austin that required dockless vehicles to be locked to bike racks. My bottom line: enjoy the ride, but be mindful of pedestrians, don’t cause safety hazards on sidewalks and, most of all, obey the traffic rules.

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The Neighborhood Google This!

News & Features

Tech initiatives thrive at Inman Middle School By Clare S. Richie

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ith a world of technology at their fingertips, each Inman Middle School student will soon have access to their own ChromeBook laptop in the classroom, thanks to the Inman Middle School Foundation’s 1:1 Initiative and principal Dr. Kevin Maxwell’s leadership. “Our goal is to be fully 1:1 by the end of the [2018-2019] school year,” said Maxwell, who will be starting his second academic year at Inman this month. They currently have 750 out of their 1,100 ChromeBook goal. Last spring, the 6th grade was 100 percent 1:1, 7th grade was at 75 percent, and 8th graders had access to a cart of the devices in half of their classes on a rotating basis. For some students, this is their only access to a computer. “Kids love technology. But they are using the device to create, curate, evaluate and synthesize info,” Maxwell said. Students are “more in charge of their learning” by peer reviewing student essays, creating YouTube video presentations and some are even becoming classroom IT experts. Teachers are also fans of the 1:1 Initiative because the devices enable more individualized instruction based on student need and abilities with a variety of instructional platforms, like Google Classroom. “A ChromeBook in every student’s hand individualizes student learning with endless access to online resources, each that cater to different interests, comprehension and vocabulary levels. Additionally, Google integration provides classrooms limitless opportunities for collaboration and creation through powerful apps,” instructional coach Sarrita Allen said. Led primarily by parents, the Inman Middle School Foundation funds instructional technology, teacher and staff training, and related student programs. Last year, the Foundation raised nearly $100,000, the majority of which went toward technology. “The Foundation understands how technology can be a vehicle for students to be engaged in the classroom,” Maxwell said. By providing nearly 250 of the 750, the Foundation also understands how this support allows the schools limited budget to spend more on human resources. “If the Foundation is able to provide technology then that allows Maxwell to spend his resources on staffing – so you have better coverage in the classroom and more qualified teachers,” Foundation trustee Kim Meyer said. Case in point, Maxwell recently hired an Instructional Technology Specialist. The Foundation is also funding Google Level 1 certification for all teachers. “I love the benefits of Google Classroom. No more stacks of paper. You can see a single kid’s entire work flow. It keeps families informed and you see real-time progress,” said Melissa Nunnink, who teaches 6th grade science.

Inman Middle School students work with laptops.

The Foundation also covers all costs associated with another key initiative launched at Inman during the 2017-18 academic year: an in-school tutoring partnership with the locally based nonprofit Educational Advisory Foundation (EAF). “Inman’s partnership with the EAF brings skilled and experienced outside educators to provide intensive one-on-one or small group instruction for students who require extra attention,” Foundation Chair Kevin Lyman said. Last school year, these educators worked with nearly 100 students, a majority of the students in need but not all. Teachers watched students develop the confidence to volunteer to read passages in front of the class for the first time. “We’ve seen statistically significant increases in test scores with those students. It’s definitely working,” Maxwell said. For this school year, the Foundation will once again turn to its parents and community to promote these initiatives and its mission. “Knowing that we are having a long-term impact on these students and their achievement levels, that’s what we’ll keep doing in partnership with Dr. Maxwell,” Meyer said. To donate or learn more, see inmanfoundation.org.

Back To School

Students will hit the books again this month By Collin Kelley

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By the time some of you read this, school will be back in session for the 201819 academic year. Here is some helpful info for those who have kids heading back to school. Atlanta Public Schools The new school year kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 1. For those already thinking about vacations, there will be a Fall Break on Oct. 10-12 and the Thanksgiving break will be Nov. 19-23; winter break begins after classes end on Dec. 21 and resumes on Jan. 7; spring break is April 1-5; and the last day of school will be May 24. For more information, visit atlantapublicschools.us. City Schools of Decatur Decatur’s public schools will also resume on Aug. 1. Fall break will be Sept. 1721; Thanksgiving break is Nov. 19-23; holiday break is Dec. 24 to Jan. 7; winter break is Feb. 18-22; spring break is April 1-5; and the last day of school is May 31. For more information, visit csdecatur.net. Fulton County Schools The 2018-19 school year starts on Monday, Aug. 6, for thousands of children in Fulton County. The Thanksgiving holiday is Nov. 19-23; winter break is Dec. 21 to Jan. 7; spring break is April 1-5; and last day of class is May 23. For more information, visit fultonschools.org. DeKalb County Schools DeKalb public schools are also back in session on Monday, Aug. 6. There will be a fall break Oct. 4-8; Thanksgiving break is Nov. 29-23; winter break is Dec. 24-Jan. 4; spring break is April 1-5; and the last day of class is May 23. For more information, visit DeKalbSchoolsGA.org. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


Decatur to vote on dramatic revitalization of East Lake MARTA Station By Collin Kelley The Decatur Planning Commission and Decatur City Commission are expected to vote this month on a plan to transform the neighborhood around the East Lake MARTA Station. A revised draft of the East Lake MARTA Station LCI Study, which was reached after listening to neighborhood concerns voiced during an additional round of community input meetings, is expected to be heard by the planning commission on Aug. 14. The city commission will consider it on Aug. 20. The study calls for making the East Lake MARTA station, located between Howard and College Avenues, the “front porch” of the neighborhood. Ideas include opening the station for community events, new housing options, more retail, green spaces, public art and better parking solutions. Other ideas are traffic calming measures, better signage, wider sidewalks, improved bike facilities and landscaping. An overview of the entire project shows the station area surrounded with multi-story housing options, restaurants, retail and office space. The “front porch” concept extends to the station entrance itself, which would be reimagined with glass walls and bright corridors surrounding a public courtyard. The courtyard would have space for a restaurant and retail, food trucks, bike parking and outdoor seating. There would also be direct access to a multi-family housing development overlooking the courtyard. Next door to the front porch area, would be Paden Circle Park, a one-acre space with a “dramatic” stormwater pond, waterfall, boardwalk, art installations and pedestrian trails. The plan also includes a proposal for the AT&T owned property along College Avenue, which is next door to Wahoo Grill. While AT&T hasn’t announced any plans to sell the land, it could become space for offices, townhomes, apartments and greenspace.

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ON THE AGENDA MEETINGS The Atlanta City Council meets Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. at City Hall, 55 Trinity Ave. For agendas and more information, visit citycouncil.atlantaga.gov. The Atlanta Board of Education will meet Aug. 6 starting at 2:30 p.m., 130 Trinity Ave. Information: atlantapublicschools.us. Grant Park Conservancy will have a “visioning booth” at the Summer Shade Festival on Aug. 2526 and a public meeting on Sept. 22, 9 a.m. at The Circus School, to discuss a master plan for 8-acres of the park’s southeast corner. Information: gpconservancy.org. NEWS Transit advocacy group BeltLine Rail Now is encouraging MARTA to use sales tax revenue to build out the entire 22-mile loop of the Atlanta BeltLine rather than a proposed 7 miles as part of its expansion plan, expected to be announced in September. The city’s new Chief Education Officer role is in limbo after a job offer to Aliya Bhatia was rescinded last month. A statement from the city said the implementation and start-date for the CEO was on hold for further review. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has appointed Nina Hickson as City Attorney and Joshua Williams will serve as the city’s newest Deputy Chief Operating Officer. The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works has announced it is taking “new, aggressive and proactive steps” to dealing with potholes across the city. The new program provides three shifts, eight crews, and 18 workers who are solely dedicated to repairing potholes 24 hours a day. You can report a pothole issue at atl311.com. Work on Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s retractable roof is now complete. The roof, which opens like a camera shutter, has been mostly closed since the stadium opened while engineers worked on design issues.

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Design firm chosen for BeltLine Northeast Corridor project, work already underway By Collin Kelley Marietta-based Heath & Lineback Engineers has been selected by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) to provide design and engineering services for the Northeast Corridor Trail. The Northeast Corridor Trail, which runs between Monroe Drive and Lindbergh MARTA Station, will connect PATH400, North Fork Peachtree Creek (via the Cheshire Farm Trail), and South Fork Peachtree Creek. ABI is collaborating on the project with Invest Atlanta, the City of Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. For design of the new trail, Heath & Lineback is partnering with Perez Planning + Design, LLC; Site Solutions, LLC; and a diverse team of consulting firms providing design support services. “The Northeast Trail has the potential to be the first section of the Atlanta BeltLine to cross active railroad tracks and I-85, and we are thrilled to have been chosen by ABI to

design and engineer this project,” said Patrick Peters, Heath & Lineback’s Project Manager for the new trail. “This trail will advance the vision of walking or biking from Memorial Drive, through Piedmont Park and all the way to the Armour-Ottley district, PATH400 and MARTA’s Lindbergh station in Buckhead. And, just like the existing sections of the BeltLine, the trail will provide economic

opportunities and greater connectivity.” Design is expected to begin this summer and take approximately 30 months. Future public meetings will be scheduled to receive feedback on the design. Funds from Transportation Improvement (TIP) allocations administered through the Atlanta Regional Commission are providing $4 million for the design.

Life After a Stroke

Kay Wolfe uses her experience to help others at The Shepherd Center By Clare S. Richie Kay Wolfe is a thriving entrepreneur who lives in Midtown with her husband Robert and dog Fritz. She also happened to survive a severe stroke more than a decade ago. She now uses her humor and competitive spirit “to not be beaten by this” to inspire other stroke survivors. “I do everything that I used to do – but I do it slower and different. I am at every Clemson football game. I might have to sit in a different seat, but I will die before I miss a ballgame,” Wolfe said. Her life journey took a detour on a typical morning in August of 2005. “Sitting at my (home office) desk early one morning, I could tell that something was suddenly very, very wrong. I knew what it was, so I called my husband immediately and said, ‘I’m having a stroke can you come home cause I’m going to have a problem here in a minute’,” Wolfe recalled. A stroke is the rapid loss of brain function from a hemorrhage or blockage in the brain. Symptoms can include dizziness, paralysis on one side of your body or face, and sudden and severe headaches. With prompt treatment brain cells can be saved. Every minute counts. “I knew I was at risk, because I have a brain arteriovenous malformation, a congenital birth defect that’s a bad nest of vessels in my brain. In 1998, I had a small bleed without any lasting damage,” Wolfe said. Wolfe’s husband was already en route to work so he called 911 and raced over to Northside Hospital’s Emergency Room. “We said our, ‘I love yous and goodbyes.’ As I was hanging up, I could hear the sirens and thought this is going to be fine. When I got to the hospital, it wasn’t fine,” Wolfe said. After nearly a week in ICU, she could sit up and achieve other milestones. With her medical needs stabilized, Wolfe was discharged to The Shepherd Center (TSC) to start her brain injury rehabilitation. “When this happened I was in a dark place. I thought to myself, you can curl up in a ball and cry and die or you can live like this

and see how it ends. To do that I had to work my butt off,” Wolfe said. She made progress, but developed a bad case of spasticity. Damage to her brain was blocking messages to her muscles causing her arms and legs to cramp up, like a bad charley horse. She tried Botox for two years, but that wasn’t a sustainable solution. “My muscles were always tense and flexing. I couldn’t walk, sit, dress or do anything,” Wolfe said. Her doctor at TSC suggested a relatively new technology called Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy (ITB). This required implanting a hockey-puck sized pump, which must be refilled every five to six weeks, into Wolfe’s abdomen to release medicine into her spine. “It doesn’t make it so you can run again, but it makes it so you can have legs that are straight and bend again. Muscles relaxed enough so they can work,” Wolfe said. Kay Wolfe Without ITB, Wolfe may have ended up in a “nursing home curled up in a ball.” Instead she continued to improve. “Kay has put in the work and continues to do so with ITB Therapy, walking daily and inspiring others with her positive spirit,” TSC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Yochelson said. Now they turn to her to help others along. “When the TSC physicians and therapists have a case who’s struggling emotionally or has lots of questions – they’ll bring me in. I show how to put on a shirt. Sometimes it takes me three times. But I do it, because I will not be beaten by this,” Wolfe said. She even started a web design and digital marketing business with a former colleague. “We knew a number of small businesses that needed a website, but dang it they just want to make cupcakes, or brew beer or sell plants. So, we do that for them,” Wolfe said. Still, Wolfe is not sure what all the fuss is about and humbly wonders why we are the better for hearing her story. “I’m just doing the best I can with what I’ve got. Just because you’ve had a stroke and ended up in a wheelchair or with a limp, there may still be hope. I’m handicapped, so accept that – and how are you going to live this way?” Wolfe said. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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Atlanta. $639,000 1820 Peachtree Street, No. 415 3BR/3BA FMLS: 6035948 Kathy Rice 678.697.4984

Bainbridge. $189,000 1511 Lake Douglas Road 3BR/3BA FMLS: 6022432 Blaine Palmer 229.400.3674 Wilmot Irvin 704.776.8313

Brookhaven. $2,425,000 4650 Club Valley Drive NE 7BR/8BA/2HBA FMLS: 5994412 Betsy Meagher 404.414.8440

Buckhead. $5,900,000 390 W. Paces Ferry Road NW 5BR/6.5BA FMLS: 5980527 Betsy Akers 404.372.8144

Buckhead. $525,000 348 Lakemoore Drive NE 4BR/2BA FMLS: 6038162 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378

Buckhead. $675,000 3269 W. Shadowlawn Avenue 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 6019394 Aly Tiller 314.651.8444

Buckhead. $950,000 277 Alberta Drive NE 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 6024894 Erika Eaton 404.246.9330

Candler Park. $250,000 1564 Dekalb Avenue NE, No. 12 1BR/1BA FMLS: 6032239 Chase Horner 404.754.4133

Chamblee. $449,900 4153 Admiral Way 3BR/2BA FMLS: 6038051 Mary Jane Egan 678.521.1501

Chattahoochee Hills. $1,050,000 11905 Hutcheson Ferry Road 4BR/4BA/2HBA FMLS: 6026161 Sandra Storrar 404.310.3558 Marie Snyder 678.923.9877

Collier Hills. $485,000 488 Overbrook Drive 3BR/2BA FMLS: 6031365 Laura Matura 404.310.0060

Decatur. $199,900 2240 Mark Trail 3BR/1BA FMLS: 6038917 Chrissie Kallio 404.295.2068

Decatur. $199,900 3442 Pinehill Drive 3BR/2BA FMLS: 6012840 Bradford Smith 404.210.4141 Andy Griffith 678.878.7590

Decatur. $300,000 1057 Forrest Boulevard 2BR/1BA FMLS: 6042170 John Graeber 404.384.2907 Tracy Patterson 404.932.6532

Decatur. $595,000 2874 Haven Lane 5BR/4BA FMLS: 6035747 Allen Snow 404.931.1176

Decatur. $615,000 417 Clairemont Avenue, No. 309 2BR/2BA FMLS: 6023793 Lisa Cronic 678.641.4325

Decatur. $785,000 1529 Richard Stokes Drive 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 6038968 Chrissie Kallio 404.295.2068

Druid Hills. $539,000 867 Artwood Road NE 3BR/2BA FMLS: 6042111 Rachael Blatt 404.285.9059

Dunwoody. $482,500 4330 Georgetown Square 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5983496 Allen Snow 404.931.1176

Garden Hills. $850,000 158 Rumson Road 7BR/4.5BA FMLS: 6038091 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378

Kirkwood. $479,900 2029 Memorial Drive, No. 2 4BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5992772 Allen Snow 404.931.1176

Lake Blue Ridge. $2,495,000 185 Sourwood Cove Lane 6BR/6BA FMLS: 5982461 Annie Boland 404.449.1179

Midtown. $1,395,000 744 Penn Avenue NE 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5952681 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

Midtown. $1,850,000 905 Juniper Street NE, No. 814 3BR/3BA FMLS: 6022375 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

Midtown. $272,000 1280 W. Peachtree Street, No. 1606 2BR/2BA FMLS: 6022367 Talía Viggers 404.594.2180

Morningside. $1,649,000 1630 W. Sussex Road NE 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 6031570 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

Morningside. $1,696,000 1249 Lanier Boulevard NE 6BR/5BA FMLS: 5959992 Allie Burks 678.772.8915 Tiffany Torbert 404.379.0102

Poncey-Highland. $449,500 828 Highland Lane, No. 2304 2BR/2BA FMLS: 6040910 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

Serenbe. $820,000 10684 Serenbe Lane 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 6026114 Sandra Storrar 404.310.3558 Evan McKinney 770.527.0128

Vinings. $434,900 2079 Hatteras Way 4BR/3BA FMLS: 6042150 Jason Hatcher 404.550.3090

Vinings. $875,000 3389 Stillhouse Road SE 4BR/5.5BA FMLS: 6023690 Brandon Patterson 404.824.5151

Virginia-Highland. $1,448,000 1079 N. Highland Avenue NE 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5960015 Allie Burks 678.772.8915 Tiffany Torbert 404.379.0102

Woodstock. $424,500 114 Hubbard Road 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 6019103 Talía Viggers 404.594.2180

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By Grace Huseth Pass a neighbor on the sidewalk and you’ll get a warm hello. Pass a neighbor while walking your dog and you’ll likely get a much more enthusiastic greeting. Dogs have a way of offering a positive point of contact with heir happy, wagging tails instantly forming bonds and creating a community feel. Grace Hamlin knows the power pups have in bonding neighborhoods and has harnessed their affection through her nonprofit W-underdogs. The organization rescues animals from the streets of Peoplestown and Grant Park, builds doghouses and organizes pet adoptions. After rescuing dogs for nearly 15 years, Hamlin grew tired of seeing pet owners in her community put dogs on chains with no access to food, water or shelter. She decided that in order to help, she must first change the way communities perceive animal care. “I want to change how kids grow up seeing animals. Right now, a dog on a chain is normal and until someone teaches them differently, that will continue to be normal,” Hamlin said. “Bring education to these kids about compassion and kindness to animals and it will slowly ripple into their own lives.” Hamlin created W-underdogs in 2014 with the mission of building a rescue team of disadvantaged, at-risk youth and educating them on the responsibility of rehabilitating animals. As they care for animals, their compassion has grown for both the animals and their own communities. Hamlin’s first point of attack is to identify a dog in need. Hamlin then gently knocks on the pet owner’s door, along with one or two of her W-underdog volunteers, and offers to help support the animal with kibble or a doghouse. While the rescue missions are focused on the dog, Hamlin also takes the pulse of what’s happening in the home in case animal neglect is linked to human suffering. “It’s undercover work,” Hamlin said. “The kids know that we are trying to bridge the difference between where our care is now and where we’d like the care to be,” Hamlin said. Hamlin said that if she were to approach dog owners by herself, she’d get the door slammed in her face, her buzz cut and tattooed forearms making her look like a cop. But when with the W-underdogs team, the community is more receptive and accepting of the nonprofits’ generosity and partnerships with families. In order to become a W-underdog, youth must first demonstrate their dedication to the community by performing 100 hours of community service. Satisfaction from helping animals and the community is further bolstered by the amount of money they make

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN Each January, we feature students from Intown’s public schools, private schools and colleges who have given back to their community in a significant way. Over the last ten years, we’ve featured students who have created their own nonprofits, have given up summer vacation to work domestically and abroad to help the less fortunate and one even helped build a library by collecting books. The 11th annual 20 Under 20 will appear in our January 2019 issue and we

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through labor work around the community, such as mowing seniors’ lawns and landscaping. “I saw so many kids without purpose and drive and no one was spending even a minute to help them grow. All they know is violence – the violence upon them and the violence they have to put up upon someone else,” Hamlin stated. “I believe that if I can keep these kids out of trouble and teach them compassion by helping animals, it’s a better way of engaging them.” Gary Bing, 15, started off mowing lawns and now shears dogs to keep them cool in the summer heat. He’s been working alongside Hamlin since he was 9. Over the years, he’s rolled up his sleeves to build doghouses, rescue strays and even assist in the removable of dead animals. “Ms. Gracie has helped me find my place in the community and work,” he said. In four years, Hamlin and the W-underdogs have rescued 400 dogs. In just the last six months the W-underdogs have delivered 5,000 pounds of food and have donated 100 doghouses. All of this has been done through mobile operations, but the W-underdogs are currently plotting a base camp where they can expand the program and provide all their services in one place. Hamlin has identified Lakewood House Center as a central location that could serve as a light in the Peoplestown area. With the help of Fulton County, the W-underdogs are hoping to close the lease on the property in the next 90 days and launch a capital campaign by September, asking for $400,000 to cover the renovation and first year operation. The W-Underdogs have already received support from the Petco Foundation and were granted $10,000 through the nationwide Unsung Heroes award for their lifesaving efforts. For more information, visit w-underdogs.org.

The deadline for nominations is Nov. 16. Please email your nominations to editor Collin Kelley at collin@atlantaintownpaper.com.

We told Shamrock he has the best ears in the shelter, and he got all bashful and quiet, thinking we might be flirting with him. But, it’s true! He loves people, especially those who aren’t all rush-rush-rush and will take the time to stop and say hello. Shamrock settles down nicely the second you take him out, especially on a walk. He’s a handsome pup! To adopt Shamrock, visit the PAWS Atlanta website at pawsatlanta. org or drop by the shelter at 5287 Covington Highway in Decatur.

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Common Ground New retail and restaurant-driven development opens on BeltLine By Collin Kelley

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eveloper Third & Urban has completed Common Ground, a redevelopment of the former Western Electric Building located on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. Already home to New Realm Brewing and retail/restaurant concept Bazati, there is still 33,000 square feet of available office and retail space available for lease. “We are looking forward to completing this project and providing office and retail tenants as well as guests with more than one acre of outdoor patio space along the Eastside Trail,” said Hank Farmer, partner at Third & Urban. “The power lines along the entire property are being buried in order to maximize the scenic view of the Atlanta skyline from both the rooftops of Bazati and New Realm Brewing.” The redevelopment breathes new life into the former warehouse with a contemporary design and plenty of natural light. Office tenants will have the option to build out their own rooftop decks as well. New Realm Brewing, which opened in January, has an expansive space where it’s creating craft beers (including IPA and Pilsner selections in cans), not to mention a buzzing restaurant under the direction of Executive Chef Julio Delgado. Bazati offers novelties, books, flowers, Colombian leather, artisanal Yucatecan accessories and home wear, wine and cigars in its retail concept, but also two restaurant concepts. The Brasserie is a nod to 1920’s Paris café life, while Estrella, located on the roof, features an open-air bar and a long list of bubbly and classic Latin cocktails to evoke 1950’s Havana and Miami. Tenants interested in leasing retail and office space should contact Scott DeMyer at Colliers International at (404) 781-0217. Common Ground is located at 550 Somerset Terrace NE. For more information on the current tenants, visit newrealmbrewing.com and bazatiatl.com.

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Children’s Healthcare opens new pediatric center Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta officially opened its Center for Advanced Pediatrics on July 24. Located at I-85 and North Druid Hills Road, the 260,0000-square-foot outpatient, nonemergency facility is the only one of its kind in Georgia. The center brings together multiple pediatric clinics and programs to treat children and teens with chronic diseases and complex care needs. The eight-floor outpatient facility provides care across more than 20 pediatric specialties, with more than 250 rooms for patient care, exams, consults and procedures. Additional building features include a café, telemedicine capabilities, conference rooms, collaborative clinical space, patient family respite areas, mother’s rooms on every floor and a teaching kitchen. Officials noted that the facility is not a hospital and will not provide any emergency or walk-in services. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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The Midtown Development Review Committee (DRC) weighed in at its July meeting on the creation of new public plaza outside the AT&T building at 675 West Peachtree St. The 49-story tower, located behind the Fox Theatre, was recently purchased by New York-based Ichan Enterprises and will be revamped inside and out as AT&T vacates the building and moves employees to other local offices by 2021. The AT&T building has also been rumored as possible space for Amazon’s second headquarters, HQ2, should the retail behemoth choose Atlanta. The revamp project is being led by CBRE with landscape design by HGOR and interior design by IDEA|SPAN. The first phase focuses on interior updates to the lobby and reimagining the expansive, multi-level plaza that fronts on West Peachtree. The DRC encouraged the applicant to add more landscape elements and stressed the need for retail anchors

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Intown Salt Room has opened in Grant Park offering “dry salt therapy,” which is believed to relieve stress, boost the immune system and help skin appearance. Opened by Grant Park resident Carrie Wright, the spa has a state-of-the-art halogenerator that disperses a dry salt aerosol while guests sit and relax in zero gravity sling chairs. For more, visit intownsaltroom.com.

Time to Escape, an escape room adventure concept, is slated to open at Peachtree Center in Downtown this fall.

Located at the International Boulevard entrance, Time to Escape will offer tailored experiences to businesses and corporate offices of all sizes looking to host team building events. The escape room concept also hosts birthday parties, date nights and more for families and tourists. SpringHill Suites is now open in Downtown just across from the Georgia Aquarium and Centennial Olympic Park. The 170-room hotel, operated by Marriott, is located at 239 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard. The suites offer separate living, working and sleeping areas for guests. Professional services firm Ernst & Young LLP (EY) is helping to reduce hunger and food waste in metro Atlanta by donating food to Second Helpings Atlanta. Since October 2016, EY has been making daily donations to the nonprofit – an uptick from twice a week. In 2017, EY contributed 2,000 pounds of prepared food representing 1,667 nutritious meals. Second Helpings Atlanta

rescues and delivers fresh, perishable food items to organizations that help the hungry. For more information, visit secondhelpingsatlanta.org. Peggy Still Johnson has been named Chief External Affairs Officer of The Center for Working Families Inc. (TCWFI) overseeing a team working in fundraising, employer relationship development, marketing and communications and community outreach. TCWFI serves unemployed and underemployed individuals in South Atlanta. Johnson was previously the executive director for the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Third & Urban and Chris Faussemagne, President of Westbridge Partners, are forming a new entity for development projects across the southeast. The new firm will retain the name Third & Urban, and is actively seeking new projects and partnerships, particularly where developers are looking to inject creativity, community and activation into their multi-use projects. Some of their previous individual projects include Armour Yards, Common Ground, Stockyards and Westside Provisions District.

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Studioplex expansion nears completion

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he construction fence is down at The Residences at Studioplex giving users of the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail a better look at the townhomes and accompanying retail strip known as SPX Alley. Thrive Homes is building the 19 townhomes, which start at $1.2 million and feature elevators and other luxury amenities, along the trail in the Old Fourth Ward. SPX Alley will feature retail and restaurants with direct access to the BeltLine, including Beetnix Superfood & Juice Bar, ice cream from Butter & Cream, Freedom Barber Co., Hawkers Asian Street Food, cocktails at The James Room, margaritas and Mexican food at Guac Y Margy’s, and fitness from Madabolic and Dancing Dogs Yoga. – Collin Kelley

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Ground broken for senior housing on BeltLine’s Westside Trail Ground was broken last month on Adair Court, a 91-unit mixed-income senior rental community that is being developed by Woda Cooper Companies, Inc. and Parallel Housing, Inc. The $15 million development is located at 806 Murphy Ave. between the MARTA West End station, Adair Park and the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail. “Adair Court provides affordable housing that targets one of our city’s most vulnerable populations – our seniors,” Mayor Keisha LanBottoms said during the groundbreaking event. “This development and others like it are a direct result of the city’s concerted efforts to secure affordability and preserve legacy residences with the help of Invest Atlanta and the Atlanta BeltLine.” The development will consist of two buildings with one- and two-bedroom units for seniors aged 55 years and above.

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Nineteen of the units will be reserved for residents earning up to 50 percent of the area median income (AMI) and 58 for residents earning up to 60 percent AMI. Fourteen units will be offered at market rate with no income restrictions. Along with open concept living spaces, including seven designed for those with disabilities, Adair Court will have a multipurpose community room, fitness center, computer room, laundry

facilities, community garden and a covered gazebo surrounded by a native species landscape. The location of Adair Court is within walking distance from the MARTA West

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A historical gem in the community The Herndon Home sits majestically atop Diamond Hill in the Historic Westside. While Gaines Hall, Fountain Hall, and neighboring structures may face a perilous future, the Herndon Home encourages enthusiasts of historic African-American architecture. Born into slavery in Georgia, Alonzo Herndon (1858-1927) became Atlanta’s first black millionaire, first launching a chain of barbershops, including the Crystal Palace at 66 Peachtree By Melody Harclerode Street, and later founding the highly successful Atlanta Life Insurance Company. Adrienne Herndon (1869-1910), his wife and a gifted actress, established her alma mater Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University) as the premier drama and elocution department in the South and Atlanta as a regional center for dramatic arts. The Herndons gave generously to local institutions, such as Morris Brown College and the Carrie Steele-Pitts orphanage. In 1910, the couple completed their 6,000 square-foot Beaux Arts Classical style estate next to Atlanta University. Mr. Herndon built the home as the general contractor using Melody L. Harclerode, Mrs. Herndon’s design. The brick-faced Herndon Home AIA, promotes significant impresses visitors with six stately Corinthian columns at historical, cultural, the entry and intricate balcony railing around the building and natural sites as an exterior. Millwork throughout the residence showcases the organizational leader, skills of African-American craftsmen. Sumptuous furniture architect and writer. and artwork express the distant travels of the couple. Mr. Herndon’s second wife, Jesse, maintained the home décor and furnishings even after the death of Adrienne in 1910. Norris Herndon, Alonzo and Adrienne’s only child and a talented businessman just as his

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father, formed a private foundation in 1950 to preserve the Herndon Home and to immortalize the work of his parents. Like many nonprofit organizations supporting a house museum, the Alonzo F. and Norris B. Herndon Foundation faces the challenge of making a distinguished past meaningful to young people without the familiarity of the Herndon Home or its original occupants. Bridging this gap, the foundation has committed to educate, mentor and equip the next generation of entrepreneurs. Outreach to senior centers and churches is complemented with programs at high schools. The Museum engages community members of all ages about ongoing programming and preservation efforts through quarterly newsletters and social media. Managing Director Julissa J. White-Smith, staff and volunteers have implemented the Game Changer program since 2013 to hone the business character and skills of 11th and 12th grade students. The foundation has awarded over $40,000 in college scholarships and technology to students over the past five years. By emulating the civic work of Alonzo and Adrienne Herndon with diverse public outreach programs, the Foundation sustains the Herndon Home as a dazzling landmark reflecting the power of hard work, social responsibility and entrepreneurship for people across generations. Visit herndonhome.org for more information about the Herndon Home.

Clockwise from top left: Alonzo Herndon’s Crystal Palace Barbershop on Peachtree Street; a portrait of Norris, Adrienne and Alonzo Herndon; and Alonzo Herndon in front of the house at Diamond Hill on the Westside.

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REAL ESTATE BRIEFS

John Wieland’s JW Collection is now marketing a new townhome development, The Heritage on Memorial. The 20 homes will each be four stories and have prices ranging from $799,900 to $879,900. Other amenities will include a gated entrance, roof terraces and high-end kitchens.

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Luxury home sales and median sale prices rose in the Atlanta Metro area from the second quarter of 2017, according to a new report by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. There were 385 sales of residential properties priced $1 million and higher in Q2 2018, an 18.1 percent increase from the prior year’s second quarter. The data is based on sales of $1 million-plus homes in the Atlanta Metro area recorded by the Multiple Listing Service. The median sales price for luxury properties in Q2 2018 rose to $1,325,000, up 1.9 percent from $1,300,000 in Q2 2017. TXO Investment Group is renovating the 40th floor of the 1280 Midtown West building into three brand new two-bedroom penthouse condos, all with unobstructed views of the Atlanta skyline and European-style finishes. Designated Chateau Des Peres, the project is being exclusively marketed and sold by Karen Rodriguez of Group Kora and Berkshire Hathaway, and has a projected completion date of early September. Pricing will begin in the high $700s. North American Properties (NAP) has announced the sale of Anthem on Ashley, a 244-unit multifamily community with park side restaurant space, to Invesco Advisers, Inc. At $370 per square foot, the sale sets a new benchmark for woodframed multifamily development in Metro Atlanta. JLL Multifamily Investment Sales represented the seller. Located at the corner of Ashley Avenue and Ralph McGill Boulevard, the Class AA community is within walking distance of the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail and is the only apartment community with direct access to Historic Fourth Ward Park.

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Tree Huggers of Atlanta Unite! ABOVE THE WATER LINE I admit it. I am an unabashed “tree hugger” and have been for my entire adult life. Starting in the 1970s, when I became involved with the Sierra Club and environmental issues, through my career as the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, which included seven years serving on the Georgia Board of Natural Resources, I was repeatedly labeled a tree hugger. I used to cringe whenever I heard what was (almost always) meant as a derogatory term to describe me and my life’s work. Eventually, I learned to shake my head and roll my eyes, understanding that these attacks were a trademark By Sally Bethea of people unable to counter my positions with reasoned Sally Bethea is the argument. retired executive direcToday, I’m proud to say that I’m a tree hugger, a term tor of Chattahoochee whose origins go back 300 years. The first tree huggers were Riverkeeper and curpeople belonging to a branch of Hinduism who, in 1730, rent board president of died while trying to protect the trees in their village in Chattahoochee Parks India from being turned into raw material to build a palace. Conservancy whose They literally clung to the trees, while being slaughtered. mission is to build a Ultimately, their non-violent resistance led to a royal decree community of support prohibiting the cutting of trees in villages; today, these areas for the Chattahoochee are described as wooded oases in the midst of a desert. River National RecreI believe that special trees are firmly planted in the ation Area. memories of our lives. For me, they include: the dogwood in the front yard of my childhood home in Buckhead; the driftwood tree (perhaps a gumbo limbo) that created an imaginary playhouse on a Florida beach; the magnolia that my boys climbed in our Ansley Park backyard and the sycamores that line the Chattahoochee River downstream of Atlanta. My memory of this summer’s float trip on the Salmon River in Idaho will always include the stately ponderosa pines and their vanilla-fragrant bark. Those of us who live in Atlanta are fortunate that we can proudly and accurately call our hometown “The City in a Forest.” With our temperate climate and high average annual rainfall, Atlanta ranks at the top nationally for its tree canopy with nearly 48 percent coverage. Trees are our defining natural feature. That said, there are serious reasons to be concerned. While the view of our city from tall buildings and landing airplanes is still lush and green, Atlanta is losing trees at a rapid rate due to multiple causes: weather

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(drought and powerful storms), invasive species and pests, and the natural death of trees planted in the 1920s, when Intown neighborhoods were built. Importantly, most of our iconic urban forest is located on private property and is largely unprotected. Additionally, there is a renewed construction boom. Between July 2016 and July 2017, the city of Atlanta issued more than $4 billion in construction permits, more than during any other 12 month period in its history – and the city is projected to double in population over the next 25 years, according to City Planning Commissioner Tim Keane. In 2017, the city of Atlanta published The Atlanta City Design: Aspiring to the Beloved Community, which provides a framework for what it calls “inclusive growth,” based on five core values: equity, progress, ambition, access and nature. It acknowledges that change and growth are coming and outlines practical ways we can work toward “a vibrant city in a verdant forest.” An Urban Ecology Framework (UEF) that further explores the nature component of the Atlanta City Design vision is expected to be completed early next year. Among anticipated outcomes is a proposed overhaul of the city’s tree ordinance. This important regulatory tool was revised in late 2016 to allow recompense funds to be used to acquire existing forestland, in addition to planting new trees; however, additional improvements are much needed. Other UEF recommendations may include: a list of large forest areas in the city that are intact (not fragmented) and should be targeted for immediate acquisition, the expansion of existing nature preserves, a new designation for areas with enhanced tree protection and tree stewardship guidelines. Increasingly, elected officials, planners, business leaders, park advocates and neighborhood representatives are acknowledging that urban ecology must serve as the foundation upon which policy decisions and investments are based to protect our city in the forest. They understand that trees – in truth, our city’s “lungs” – help clean and cool the air, filter the water and stabilize the soil, while providing a critical role in sustaining plants, birds and insects. Trees are good. Hugs are good. What’s not to like about tree huggers who are working to keep places, like Atlanta, lush and green for everyone’s benefit? It’s past time for all of us tree huggers to stand proud and save our urban tree canopy! Take the Tree Canopy pledge at treesatlanta.org/learn/atlanta-canopy-alliancepledge/.

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he good people at Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall in Old Fourth Ward have opened two new places to eat along the BeltLine in Reynoldstown. Muchacho and Golden Eagle share a building and Chef Jason Simpson, and that’s where the similarities end. Muchacho is a breakfast or lunch spot open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Muchacho shutters for the day and then Golden Eagle comes alive at 5 p.m. in the cavernous space behind it. Inside the tiny, whitewashed room that used to be a train depot, Muchacho serves up a delicious and diverse set of beverage options. Beer or bloody mary for those needing hair of the dog, Counter Culture coffee for your average workday — but then also fresh horchata, a daily agua fresca, ginger tumeric tonic and Mexican Coke or Jarritos. Go for the $4

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“short and sweet,” a signature coffee that’s like a mini iced Vietnamese. In addition to the usual pastry case, they have fuller entrees for any palate. Whether you’re into grain By Megan Volpert bowls, poke or toasts, Muchacho is on trend and quite tasty. The avocado toast is almost as good as Ladybird’s, but the smoked salmon toast is a standout. It’s your classic lox bagel schmear, just on very thick toast. The tuna poke is another good choice, because the protein bites are of ample size and they don’t skimp on the avocado. The sweet grain bowl included a nice surprise Megan Volpert lives of grilled pineapple. This place bills itself as a taco joint, and the chorizo in Decatur, teaches breakfast taco is solid, but other parts in Roswell and writes books about popular of the menu offer options that are culture. more ready for Instagram. Don’t be impatient with the line, which moves quickly, and you’ll find plenty of breathing room on the sprawling patio. After you soak up the sun outside Muchacho, get ready for the darkened bubble that is Golden Eagle. The “supper club” theme is beginning to take root in Atlanta with a Sixties-Seventies mash-up that goes heavy on vibe and fortunately not too authentic on cuisine. Golden Eagle is a comfort food place with Asian accents. Its bar is a highball

and tiki situation to rival the Ticonderoga with a long list of after supper sippers. There’s a moose head presiding over the bar and a functioning reel-to-reel tape machine at the other end of the dining room. It’s beautiful inside, and not a speck of sunlight creeps in. The drapes are as heavy as the food, which is not a bad thing. Your fussy dad can get sick on piles of garlic knots, potatoes au gratin and brick chicken with gravy. The rest of you can enjoy crab rangoon with proper chunks of crab in it. If you’re down for some more Asian, the steak tartare takes a surprising peanut route. And for once, everybody will be able to agree that fried okra is delicious. Seriously, don’t skip the spicy delight of that delicate crunch. For my money, it’s one of the best bar snacks in Atlanta right now. The place is far too cool to bring your kids, but by all means, bring them home some dessert. We had four forks going at the ten layer chocolate cake with caramel ganache and malted ice cream, and still ended up taking half of it home. The buttermilk panna cotta only lasted us three minutes and we fought over its cornmeal cookie. Both Muchacho and Golden Eagle are doing a delicate balancing act. On the one hand, their attitudes are of the glossy and ultra hip. On the other hand, they are providing menus that will please most everybody. As the condos pop up across the street, I expect both spots will find their true rhythm. Golden Eagle and Muchacho are both located at 904 Memorial Drive SE. For more information, visit goldeneagleatl. com and muchachoatl.com. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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By Karen Head After having the fortune to live in Spain for a summer, I have high expectations for any tapas restaurant that I visit. Last month, my dining partner (aka, spouse) and I tried out Bulla Gastrobar in Midtown. Tucked along 11th Street near the Federal Reserve Building, the location is at the end of the Crescent Avenue corridor. Monday is a quiet night, but there was a respectable crowd. The tapas selection leans a bit toward Basque style, although the menu has the usual Spanish tapas selections with a special seasonal section. The wine list is almost exclusively Spanish, and there is a small, but inventive, cocktail menu. We had a Monastrell and a Finca Resalso, both respectable and highly drinkable reds. For dinner we choose the Pan de Cristal Con Tomate, Ham Croquettes with fig jelly, the Potato Tortilla, the Patatas Bravas and the Cumin-marinated Pork Loin Pintxos. Every dish was exactly what it should be, and I was particularly impressed by the sauces: aioli that was subtly garlicy; Romesco sauce that was spicy, but not out of balance with the aioli; fig jam that was a surprising match with the ham croquettes; and a yogurt sauce that perfectly complemented the cumin pork. The portions were just enough for two people sharing. The couple next to us had the Huevos ‘Bulla’ (over easy eggs topping homemade potato chips and Serrano ham with potato foam and truffle oil), clearly a dish taking its cues from Ferran Adrià’s famous culinary foam at El Bulli. That dish looked more substantial and could be shared by four people — or two very hungry people. For dessert, the Copa Bulla (a base of Granny Smith apples marinated in Greek yogurt topped with caramel sauce and a feather-light dulce de leche whipped cream with strawberry garnish) was the perfect summer ending to a great meal— or so we thought. At the last minute we decided to try the Emilio Lustau Deluxe Cream sherry, which was described online at “not your grandmother’s sherry.” Indeed, it is not. I’m not a huge sherry fan, but I would drink this again at any opportunity. Overall, the experience was a good one. The staff tries a bit hard for a highend tone – something they don’t need to do given how excellent the food is. Bulla Gastropub is definitely worth a visit. Bulla Gastrobar is located at 60 11th Street in Midtown. For reservations and information, visit bullagastrobar.com. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Portman Holdings and SRS Real Estate Partners have announced the first three tenants for its food hall called The Collective on the first floor of Coda at Tech Square. The three tenants include El Burro Pollo Burrito Kitchen from Chef Hector Santiago, Poke Burri from Ken Yu and Seven Chan and Wildleaf from cofounders Chef Randy Lewis and David Morse. El Burro Pollo Burrito Kitchen, a Mexican street food restaurant, will be serving up “border town style burritos with classic Mexican sauces, tacos, ceviches and other seasonal specials,” according to a media release. Poke Burri will offer “sushi burritos and poke bowls along with their whimsical ‘secret’ off-menu offerings such as the sushi donut and sushi corndog.” Poke Burri’s first location was opened in East Atlanta Village in 2016. Wildleaf is a “healthy-fast-casual purveyor of fast-casual restaurant preparing specialty salads, grain bowls, soups and smoothies.”

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The second annual Atlanta Summer Wine Fest is Aug. 11 at City Winery in the Old Fourth Ward. There will be two sessions to choose from: noon to 4 p.m. or 6 to 10 p.m. There will be more than 50 wines as well as a selection of beer and cider to choose from. There will be live music upstairs, DJ Q-tip downstairs and City Winery will have food available for purchase. For tickets and information, visit atlantawinefestivals.com/summer. The 12th annual Ice Cream Social hosted by Slow Foods Atlanta will be held Aug. 11 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in collaboration with the Peachtree Road Farmers Market. The event will take place inside Child Hall at The Cathedral of St. Philip. Bring your own spoon! For tickets, visit slowfoodatlanta.org/icecreamsocial. Tickets are on sale now for the 17th annual Taste of Atlanta on Oct. 19-21 at Historic Fourth Ward Park. The event features the best of local restaurants, craft beer, wine and more. Tickets range from $25 for daily general admission to $75 for VIP admission. Visit tasteofatlanta.com for details.

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Wine Riot 2018 is set for Sept. 7-8 at The Fairmont event venue on the Westside. The event will include wine tastings, seminars, trivia and more. For tickets and details, visit wineriot.com. RFD Social is now open in the iconic tower space at Ponce City Market in the Old Fourth Ward. The three level space includes The Parlour, which features a bar and lounge with a 1920s speakeasy theme; The Roebuck Room, a 3,970-squarefoot event space; and a “surprise space” on the 12th floor. For more, visit poncecitymarket.com.

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Savi Provisions is officially open in downtown Decatur at 180 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. offering groceries, wine, beer, a café and a coffee bar. The location has more than 2,000 wines and beers to choose from as well as outdoor seating to enjoy your food. For more information, visit saviprovisions.com. Newk’s Eatery has opened its forth location at 1715 Howell Mill Road with a menu of toasted sandwiches, pizzas, salads, soups and more. See the menu at newks.com. Le Bilboquet at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2018 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers. Pancake coffee, and 150-seat and will be Market, Fourth

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Love of the Arts

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bout 20 years ago, Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell recruited Camille Russell Love to work at City Hall, and she has served as executive director of the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs since. She’s held the job for two decades and under four mayors. Campbell, who knew Love from Duke University Law School, asked Love to consider working for the Office of Cultural Affairs. She refused him twice. Then, “he put his wife on me,” she said, laughing and beaming, “and I never imagined 20 years later I would still be sitting here.” In her younger days, Love worked for IBM and travelled extensively, often internationally. During downtime on the road, she became a “cultural tourist,” frequenting museums of art and history, performances and bookstores. “I loved to learn about where I was,” she said. Her travels and exposure to art led to an interest in art collecting. Love also began volunteering with the National Black Arts Festival, working alongside Cicely Tyson and Harry Belafonte during an event she says was life changing. When IBM announced a round of layoffs, Love faced a choice. “I just stepped out on faith,” she said. “[And I told myself] if you don’t go now you never will. I went about the business of re-inventing myself.” Love combined her interest in art collecting with her upbringing. Her father was a

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politician and a public servant who helped instill the belief that life was about “looking for things to nurture the soul.” She continued to volunteer with the National Black Arts Festival, and also went into business connecting art patrons with artists. This led to her opening of the Camille Love Gallery in 1993, which she operated until 1998 when she accepted her current position. During her tenure as the city government’s top public arts director, Love has spearheaded the Cultural Experience Project, a collaboration — now in its 14th year — between Atlanta Public Schools, the philanthropic community and cultural venues. The project ensures that Atlanta school children will have field trip experiences at no cost. Last year, the project provided field trips for almost 80 percent of students in APS, or about 40,000 children. “Atlanta’s children need to know their cultural ecology, they need to know what makes up the cultural environment here in the city,” Love said. “We think that going on a field trip to a cultural venue is life-changing for students.” Love is also excited about the recent completion of the Atlanta Jazz Festival and the ongoing celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Chastain Arts Center and Gallery. “We’re celebrating that we’ve managed to keep open in the community for 50 years… [and that we continue to serve in] helping the senior community re-invent themselves through access to classes and activities like painting and sculpting.” Online class offerings cover everything from watercolor, oil and acrylic painting to ceramics, jewelry making and collage, among others. “We want to ensure Atlanta is an incubator for creativity,” she said. Love has found new opportunities to achieve that goal, including Gallery 72, a project focused on local talent, and ELEVATE, a program that, its website says, “seeks to activate the downtown Atlanta area through visual art, performances and cultural events.” Though ELEVATE offers year-round programming, October marks the annual festival. Does she see herself slowing down anytime soon? Not at all. Love not only loves and collects books — especially signed first editions by African-American women writers — she admits that she hopes to one day write one herself. “Aging is truly just a state of mind,” Love said. “I have to remind myself that I’m a senior citizen.” At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


Art on the BeltLine

Annual event to have sculpture, murals & more The ninth annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is kicking off early this year with more collaborations, new special exhibits and broader community engagement. AoAB features a variety of art forms, activities and events for audiences to enjoy and actively participate in. In July, selected artists began installing Inertia, the sculpture portion of this year’s event, and The BeltLine Walls mural festival in the Lee/Murphy Tunnel on the Westside Trail continues through Aug. 11 with artists painting sideby-side. In addition, AoAB will host the Art. Music. Film. Movement. (A.M.F.M. Festival) Aug. 8-11 at The Bakery on the Westside Trail in partnership with the National Black Arts Festival’s Next Gen Artists program and in collaboration with Artlanta Gallery. Civil Rights exhibition on the BeltLine On the Eastside Trail, the annual Lantern Parade will take place on Sept. 22 in tandem with the Atlanta BeltLine’s Fall Festival at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark, including music performances. “Atlanta and the Civil Rights Movement, 1944-1968,” curated by historian and author Karcheik Sims-Alvarado, will feature images from the era along four miles of both the Eastside and Westside Trail. The exhibition, which will continue through Dec. 1, is billed as the longest outdoor exhibition on civil and human rights in the United States. “The breadth and scope of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine this year reflects the Atlanta BeltLine’s renewed commitment to connecting with communities on a deeper level,” said Brian P. McGowan, President and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. “To celebrate our shared public spaces with art, music and culture strengthens our sense of place and makes our neighborhoods come alive.” For more information and to see a full list of participating artists and performers, visit art. beltline.org.

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Infinity Mirrors

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FESTIVALS GALORE Last of the Summer Festivals DECATUR BBQ & BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL A day of live music (including headlining Chris Duarte Group) and barbecue from local restaurants is set for Aug. 11. Information: decaturbbqfestival.com. PIEDMONT PARK ARTS FESTIVAL More than 200 artists will be featured at this year’s event on Aug. 18 and 19 along with live music, food, kid’s area and more. Information: piedmontparkartsfestival.com. GRANT PARK SUMMER SHADE FESTIVAL Live music, food, an artists market, kid’s zone and 5K race will feature at the 16th annual event Aug. 25-26. Information: summershadefestival.org.

DRAGONCON Sci-fi and fantasy fans will converge on Downtown Aug. 30-Sept. 3 for the annual parade, special guests (including Peter Capaldi from “Doctor Who”), cosplay and more. Information: dragoncon.org. DECATUR BOOK FESTIVAL Hundreds of authors (including Armistead Maupin and Kenny Leon) will descend on Decatur Aug. 31-Sept. 2 for a weekend of readings, panels and book signings. Information: decaturbookfestival.com..

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The High Museum of Art has announced ticket details for “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” and is encouraging patrons to buy early since the exhibition is expected to sell out. Organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the exhibition is the first survey to explore the evolution of celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s immersive Infinity Mirror Rooms, and it will make a final stop in Atlanta with a limited run at the High from Nov. 18 through Feb. 17, 2019. Museum members will have the first chance Kusama’s All the Eternal Love I Have for Pumpkins to purchase tickets between Aug. 27 and Aug. 31, with ticket sales beginning at 10 a.m. daily until member tickets are sold out. General admission tickets will go on sale Sept. 17 (beginning at 10 a.m. each weekday) and remain on sale until sold out. Advance tickets must be purchased at high.org. Due to the nature and popularity of the exhibition, all tickets will be sold for specific time slots. There are no refunds or exchanges for exhibition tickets, and tickets are non-transferable. Member admission prices are $14.50 for visitors ages 6 and over and $5 for ages 5 and under. Tickets for members are not guaranteed and must be purchased early. To be eligible to purchase a member ticket, you must sign up for a High membership by Aug. 17. General admission tickets for the exhibition are $29 for visitors ages 6 and over and $5 for ages 5 and under. All visitors (including infants) must have a timed ticket. One adult must accompany every two children ages 12 and under. One adult may purchase up to two $5 tickets for ages 5 and under. VIP tickets are available for $175 each and include an exhibition catalogue and special viewing hours. A limited number of tickets (approximately 100) will be available onsite at the Museum each day for walk-up purchase beginning on Nov. 18. Those tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be valid for that date only. For more information, visit high.org/kusama.

Kaminsky named new Poetry at Tech director Award-winning poet Ilya Kaminsky has been appointed as the Margaret T. and Henry C. Bourne Jr. Chair in Poetry at Georgia Tech. Kaminsky will join the faculty of the School of Literature, Media and Communication, as well as become the new director of the Poetry at Tech program, succeeding the late Thomas Lux. Kaminsky was born in Odessa, former USSR, and arrived in the United States in 1993 when his family was granted asylum. He is the author of “Dancing in Odessa” (Tupelo Press), “Deaf Republic” (forthcoming from Graywolf ) and several other books, including “Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva,” which he co-translated with Jean Valentine (Alice James Books). He has edited many collections of poems and essays, including “Ecco Anthology of International Poetry” (Harper Collins), which has been called “a modern classic.” In 2018, Kaminsky was awarded the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in Poetry. His poems have been translated into numerous languages around the globe and his books have been published in Turkey, Netherlands, Russia, France, Mexico, Macedonia, Romania, Spain and China, where his poetry was awarded the Yinchuan International Poetry Prize. His other awards include the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, The Whiting Writers Award, Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Poetry magazine’s Levinson Prize, Pushcart Prize Ilya Kaminsky and others. Recently, he was on the shortlist for the Neusdadt International Literature Prize. His essays appear in publications such as The New York Times, The Guardian (UK) and Boston Review. He has previously served as the director of the Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute at Poetry Foundation and as a professor of English and comparative literature at San Diego State University. He is an award-winning teacher who is committed to building STEAM—integrating the arts into the STEM fields. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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Larry Walker Retrospective: The Later Years: Following a retrospective show of his early works, this exhibit at MOCA GA explores highly acclaimed visual artist, art professor, and mentor Larry M. Walker’s later works. Opens Aug. 11. Free. mocaga.org Bastiaan Woudt: Mukono: Travelling to Mukono, Uganda, to photograph the water resources in a region with limited access to safe water, Bastiaan Woudt transforms a documentary project into a visual poem at Jackson Fine Art. Tuesday through Saturday. Free. jacksonfineart. com Dressing for Dystopia: The Handmaid’s Tale Costumes: SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film presents eminently evocative costumes from the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning Hulu original series, produced by MGM Television, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” designed by Ane Crabtree. Closes Aug. 12. Free to $10. scadfash.org Food: Our Global Kitchen: Take a journey around the world and through time on an exploration of food’s history and the role it plays among cultures around the world in this exhibit at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Closes Aug. 26. $18 to $20. fernbankmuseum.org Interiors and Props: Collected from a variety of projects, the sculptures, drawings and textiles in “Interiors and Props,” on view at Georgia State University’s Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design, reflects Knoxville-based artist Lauren Sanders’ recent work as a DIY designer and interdisciplinary collaborator. Monday through Friday. Free. artdesign.gsu.edu/artgallery/ Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism: Visit Museum of Design Continued on Page 36 At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Continued from page 35 Atlanta to see how artists and crafters armed with traditional materials like yarn, glue guns, quilt patterns, sewing needles and X-ACTO knives are using their hands to protest social and political inequalities and injustices. Tuesday through Sunday. Free to $10. museumofdesign.org ¡NUEVOlution!: This major exhibition at the Atlanta History Center explores the surprising ways that Latinos are shaping the South and the South is shaping Latinos. Daily. Free to $21.50. atlantahistorycenter.com ART PARTY: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center brings back its annual fundraiser, ART PARTY, in conjunction with the opening of seven new exhibitions and in celebration of its 45th anniversary. Aug. 25. $45 to $55. atlantacontemporary.org

Piedmont Park Arts Festival: The 2018 Piedmont Park summer arts and crafts festival is a two-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun. Aug. 18 and 19. Free. piedmontparkartsfestival.com

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The Amazing Castle: Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s interactive exhibit transports guests to a magical place and time. Inside the castle’s stone walls is a happy and peaceful little community where every citizen has a special job to do. Daily. $12.95 to $18.95. childrensmuseumatlanta.org The DeKalb History Center: This museum features permanent and temporary exhibits relating to all aspects of the County’s history, including the Civil War, ranch-style houses, the Davidson Quarries of Arabia Mountain and more. Monday through Friday. Free. dekalbhistory.org Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic: The High Museum of Art is the premiere U.S. venue for “Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic,” a playful exhibition celebrating the magical world of one of the most adored literary characters of all time. Tuesday through Sunday. Free to $14.50. high.org

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The Tortoise, the Hare & Other Aesop’s Fables: Aesop’s circus is in town at the Center for Puppetry Arts, and the animals are ready to take the stage in this cheerful, interactive production specifically designed for the very young. Opens Aug. 14. $19.50. puppet.org

Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival: The Fox Theatre’s annual summer film festival continues with screenings of “Funny Girl,” “Trolls,” “Grease,” and “Moana” in August. Through Aug. 25. $10 to $20. foxtheatre.org The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour: Lauryn Hill broke through with multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning group the Fugees, but with her 1998 solo debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the singer, songwriter, rapper and producer established herself as a creative force on her own. See her at Chastain Park Amphitheater. Aug. 3. $63 to $293.50. classicchastain.com Smokey Joe’s Cafe: Join the biggest rock and roll party of the year as some of the most popular hits from the 1950s and ‘60s come alive in this Broadway smash musical presented by Stage Door Players at the North DeKalb Cultural Center. Closes Aug. 5. $15 to $33. stagedoorplayers.net

Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival: Join in at Out Front Theatre Company as local artists, professional producers, members of the media and theatre patrons assemble for four thrilling nights of original musical theatre performances. Aug. 6 through 14. $10 to $18. outfronttheatre.com Taylor Swift: Visit Mercedes-Benz Stadium to see Taylor Swift, who is the rarest of pop phenomena: a superstar who managed to completely cross over from country music to the mainstream. Aug 10 and 11. $44.50 to $1,495. mercedesbenzstadium.com Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival: This event brings the sights, sounds and smells of classic southern BBQ along with more than seven hours of original live blues and bluegrass music to Harmony Park. Aug. 11. $15 to $20. decaturbbqfestival.com Lyle Lovett and His Large Band: Coupled with his gift for storytelling, this Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Hear him at Atlanta Symphony Hall. Aug. 14. $49 to $149. atlantasymphony.org ABBA – The Concert: This group — in concert at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre — continues to be the one of the top ABBA tribute groups in the world. Aug. 16. $36 to $79. cobbenergycentre.com

The Book of Will: Visit Theatrical Outfit at Balzer Theater at Herren’s to see Atlanta native Lauren Gunderson unfurl her trademark humor and smarts in a love letter to theatre’s timeless superstar - William Shakespeare. Opens Aug. 15. $26 to $51. theatricaloutfit.org

Peter Pan: Get ready to sail to the second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning and go on a magical adventure with Serenbe Playhouse and the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan! Closes Aug. 26. $13 to $30. serenbeplayhouse.com Charlie Puth: The Voicenotes Tour: Hear Charlie’s Puth with Hailee Steinfeld at Verizon Wireless Theatre at Encore Park. Aug. 29. $18.75 to $275. vzwamp.com

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ore than a few Atlantans have found the perfect place to get recharged and refreshed — the north Georgia and Blue Ridge mountains. They enjoy cool temperatures, breathtaking natural landscapes and a relaxed lifestyle. The mountains also offer friendly mountain communities and opportunities for activities like golf, fishing, boating and hiking. “Our guests say that when they head here and first see the mountains in the distance, the stress just melts away and they feel lighter,” said Joan Chambers of Pinnacle Cabin Rentals. “Take a ride down any country road, roll down the windows, smell that sweet country air and listen to some great tunes; it will transform you.” Pinnacle Cabin Rentals, in Helen, Ga., offers luxury cabins ranging in size from one to eight bedrooms that typically have gorgeous views, are near water and offer guests what they want, whether it’s peace and quiet or nearby activities like fishing and hiking. “Our cabins are clean, well-stocked and well maintained,” Chambers said. White Birch Inn “We have very high standards and our guests appreciate that. They tell us we have the best cabins in the Helen area, and once they found us, they come back again and again.” The White Birch Inn is located on the square of downtown Clayton, Ga., allowing easy access to all the shops and restaurants. Owners Chuck and Brenda Patterson offer personalized service and small but important touches that include daily wine and cheese in the lounge. “We have six individually decorated guestrooms and suites, two of which have fireplaces,” Brenda said. All the rooms feature impeccably clean and elegantly rustic interiors with unique furnishings and plush bedding. “Our manager also serves as an adventure concierge,” she said. “And our sister business, White Birch Provisions, is a coffeehouse and bakery just few doors down from us.” It’s important to note that The White Birch Inn has policies of no smoking, no pets and no children under 12. While there’s no bad time to visit the area, Brenda said that Thanksgiving is a festive weekend with The Turkey Trot, Christmas in Clayton and the Festival of Trees. “In spring, we have Celebrate Clayton, always the last weekend in April,” she said. “It’s a high-quality arts festival.”

Off the beaten path, Lakemont, Ga. is a small, historic arts village that’s minutes away from world-famous Tallulah Gorge. The only public lodging facilities in town are The Historic Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant, just across from the beautiful Lake Rabun, and the recently opened Lake Rabun Fish Camp. Blue Ridge Inn “Our unique mountain lodge and Fish Camp offer guests an escape from technology and the fast pace of urban life,” said Josh Addis, General Manager at Lake Rabun Hotel & Restaurant, “a reminder that our history is steeped in the love of nature, family and places to reconnect with what matters most.” The award-winning restaurant features farm fresh local ingredients creatively prepared, and concierge services for guests provide custom designed reservations, maps and guides to a vast array of mountain and lake adventures. There’s a long list of activities to choose from, including boating, fishing, swimming, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, zip lining, golfing and hiking, as well as waterfall and winery tours. Visitors appreciate the outstanding service and hospitality, as well as the unique, authentic mountain lodge, which has been “restored by a preservationist and features aged heart pine walls, large stone fireplaces, native locust balconies, charming, upscale furnishings and beautiful grounds,” Addis said. The child and pet friendly Lake Rabun Fish Camp is a beautiful woodland gathering place consisting of five two-bedroom cottages, with living and dining rooms, fully equipped kitchens and a large deck nestled in the woods. Lake Rabun Hotel gets especially busy in summer and fall, but it’s a year-round resort. As Addis explained, “Hiking is a favorite all seasons activity in the north Georgia mountains along the nearby Appalachian and Bartram Trails.” The Blue Ridge area and north Georgia mountains have activities for everyone, according to Jon Edenfield, General Manager at Blue Ridge Inn Bed and Breakfast. “Whether you want an active outdoor itinerary of kayaking, hiking and fishing or a more leisurely day of shopping for antiques, local art and dining, it’s all here for you,” he said, adding that The Blue Ridge Bed and Breakfast is in the center of it all. “The fall foliage is exceptional in the north Georgia mountains and just one of the reasons why so many come here,” he said. One of the oldest residences in historic Blue Ridge, Ga., the Blue Ridge Inn Bed and Continued on page 42

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Breakfast Is a three-story, Victorian home that features eight guest rooms, fireplaces, 12-foot ceilings, original hand-carved woodwork and claw foot tubs. The inn provides exceptional service, personal attention and traditional Southern hospitality. “There are many choices for people to stay in the area, whether in a cabin tucked away in the mountains or a quaint bed and breakfast,” Edenfield said. “My best advice is to book early especially during the fall, local festival weekends or holidays. Many places book a year in advance.” Ed and Luci Kivett, innkeepers at GlenElla Springs Inn, said that while their season runs April through November, “… spring and fall tend to be our busiest times, with October typically being our busiest month.” Glen-Ella Springs Inn, over a century old, is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Tallulah Falls and Clarkesville. “Our historic bed and breakfast has the perfect atmosphere for a romantic getaway, a gathering of family and friends, a corporate retreat or a North Georgia destination wedding venue,” said Ed. “It’s also one of the finest dining experiences in north Georgia.” He added that the goal at Glen-Ella Springs is to delight each guest and enrich their experience through a combination of an inspiring environment, outstanding food and exceptional service. “We offer great seasonal packages and other amenities,” he said, and suggested that visitors experience all the fantastic activities and attractions in north Georgia. The Highlands-Cashier Plateau in North Carolina has a lot to offer as well. Due to the high elevation, the town of Highlands generally runs about 15 degrees, and Cashiers is normally about 10 degrees, cooler than Atlanta. “The approximately two-hour drive from Atlanta is just enough time to leave your cares behind and watch your daily

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distractions disappear in the rearview mirror,” said Amanda Sullivan, Marketing Director of Old Edwards Hospitality Group. “As soon as you turn onto the mountain road leading into Highlands, you start to feel yourself fill up with a new energy, a relaxation that continues for your entire time in Highlands.” Set along one of the East’s highest ridges, Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands, N.C., is a world-class retreat known for its European-style luxury and peaceful, rustic setting. It features Old Edwards Club, an 18hole, Tom Jackson-designed championship golf course as well as clay tennis courts and panoramic views. Old Edwards Inn also has two sister properties — 200 Main and HalfMile Farm — so visitors can find the ideal spot for their getaways. 200 Main boasts a Main Street location that’s perfect for exploring local shops, restaurants and galleries and well-appointed rooms and suites designed with a blend of rustic and modern mountain chic. “On property, guests can relax in hammocks in a parklike setting on the shady Glen Ella hillside,” Sullivan said. Half-Mile Farm is a luxury country inn set on 14 tranquil acres with a garden and private lake. The secluded retreat is reserved for guests 18 and older. “All three properties offer heated outdoor mineral pools, heated marble bath floors, hand-selected décor, fine Italian linens, corporate meeting spaces and access to Old Edwards Club,” Sullivan said. She suggested that guests call the hotel directly as all three properties are booked through central reservations, so guests can get help determining the right property and perfect room type. “None of the hotels are cookie cutter and there are many variations to choose from,” Sullivan said. The Highlands area is a retreat from the outside world where guests come to experience cool, clean mountain air and to escape the stresses of daily life, according to Mathew Gillen of Fire Mountain Inn, Cabins Continued on page 44 At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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& Treehouses, a mountaintop resort on the western edge of the plateau. “The average mean temp in July is 67 degrees. We offer a true, restful mountain experience,” he said. Fire Mountain is located in the Nantahala National Forest and adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is within a few miles of the Sumter National Forest and Chattahoochee National Forest. The inn welcomes guests all year long, but Gillen noted, “Fall season starts in October, and our mountaintop comes alive with color that draws people from all over the southeast and abroad to view the spectacular changing of the leaves. During the winter months our guests come to enjoy the peace and quiet and to relax in front of a roaring fire,” he said. Winter activities include snowtubing, sledding and hiking and stargazing. Autumn is one of the big draws for visitors to Pinnacle Cabin Rentals Cashiers, N.C. In additional to viewing the colorful leaves in fall, “the summer is a great time for families to enjoy the cool weather, hiking, fishing and, of course, seeing all the beautiful waterfalls,” said Kathy Korb, Manager at Laurelwood Inn, which offers unique lodging accommodations at a reasonable price. The inn is in the heart of Cashiers, but Korb says that the property backs up to four acres of wooded land. “It’s the best of both worlds,” she said. “You can walk to the nearby shops and restaurants — including Whiteside Brewing Co., Cashiers first and only microbrewery that serves amazing food — but still enjoy the beautiful grounds with the feel of being in the mountains.” Many guests take advantage of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains hiking trails and waterfalls or spend a day shopping in the many antique and gift shops, she added. Whether looking for natural beauty and relaxed settings or a wide range of recreational opportunities, Old Edwards Inn Atlantans have learned that it’s all easy to find when they head for the hills.

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Old Edwards Inn & Spa 445 Main St., Highlands, N.C. 28741 (866) 526-8008 or oldedwardsinn.com

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Release the Kraken!

You won’t find sea monsters, but there’s plenty of adventure at Kraken Springs Scuba

By Grace Huseth Want to learn to scuba dive, but don’t want to drive to the coast? Drive just 45 minutes north of the city and you’ll find plenty of underwater adventure at Kraken Springs Scuba and Watersports Park. Kraken Springs is just off I-75 in White, Ga., actually the same exit as two other popular attractions, Tellus Science Museum and Old Car City. The former quarry is constantly replenished by underground water, while limestone acts as a natural filter and fosters and abundance of freshwater fish. Back in the 1950’s, the quarry excavated stone that built the Allatoona Dam, but when workers hit an aquafer, bubbling fresh spring water turned the pit into a reservoir. Dive Georgia saw potential in the ever-refreshing spring and started operating dives there in 2016. Pat Smith, facility manager for Kraken Springs, said scuba diving takes confidence and concentration, but it’s also a form of

centering. “It’s like meditating – you focus on your breathing, you focus on relaxing, being one with the water and floating,” Smith said. “Imagine you are a hot air balloon floating through the sky – that’s what you are doing underwater.” Many think being a strong swimmer is a prerequisite for scuba, but the sport is more of a mental than physical challenge. The gear for scuba diving can be heavy: one tank of compressed air is 35 pounds, the buoyancy vest adds another 10, and the tight wetsuit usually requires a two person job to tug on and leaves divers staggering to the water. Much thought and planning goes into each dive to prevent nitrogen build up in the body and decompression sickness. However, the end result is feeling weightless underwater. TEACHING AT KRAKEN SPRINGS Kraken Springs is the only recreational open water diving resort in the state and is Continued on Page 48

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used for training and check-off dives on the path to becoming scuba certified. My scuba instructor for the day, Asher Garrett, got his certification at Kraken Springs and now teaches new divers how to explore the springs. The Kennesaw State University biology major got his open water certification in 2015 and has now logged over 300 dives at Kraken Springs. He’s young for a dive instructor, but his experience and confidence in the water builds the trust of his students. In the future, Garrett aspires to get certified to teach with Diveheart, an organization that brings adaptive scuba to those with disabilities. “Once you have all the background knowledge and know what you are doing, scuba diving is not a hard sport,” Garrett said. “Scuba is one of those things where it doesn’t matter who you are or what your limits are, you can jump in and [the water] equalizes everyone.” With much patience, Garrett adapted his dive plans to meet my rusty scuba skills and took me for a full tour of the wonderfully whimsical things underwater at Kraken Springs. Since the spring doesn’t boast the same sea life as ocean dives, Kraken Springs has sunk a variety of jet skis, sculptures and boats to lure divers deeper. At just 15 feet under the surface we saw a sunken jet ski, driven by a skeleton of a pirate who did not get away with his booty. It was eerie to come across a dark blob, only to discover an abandoned sailboat. Kraken Springs was clear with quite high visibility despite a mild algae bloom every summer. THE PRACTICE POND The first dock at Kraken Springs drops down to 130 feet. With varying stages of diving depths, the springs are used for working up to deeper dives. At 35 feet, divers can explore a bay liner and further down at 45 feet is the excavator that was used during the mining of the rock. At 60 feet rests the Sea Breeze – a cabin cruiser – and a big yellow school bus stripped of seats and windows to be used for wreck diving training. Even deeper are sunken cars and training platforms at technical-diving depths. The only thing limiting divers from experiencing these sunken treasures is certification levels (basic open water divers cannot exceed 60 feet) and the ability

to not only keep your cool, but be fine with cooler water. The most challenging part of my dive was mentally preparing for the chilly temperature that awaited me at the bottom. As much as I wanted to explore the Sea Breeze, my frozen fingers would not let me continue. Seasoned diver Jonathan Arnett is not fazed by the temperatures in deep water. Since 1996, Arnett has logged 264 dives, meticulously recorded in his logbook. Since he only lives 20 minutes away, the Technical Communication professor at Kennesaw State University dives at Kraken Springs nearly every weekend to train for the PADI Tec40 technical diving certification. He has a variety of wetsuits and drysuits, including a 400 gm jumpsuit, that allows him to experience water in the mid-40s and seek out sunken cars at depths of 130 feet. “This is my practice pond,” Arnett said. “The Tec40 will prepare me to go to more interesting places in the Caribbean. There are some really deep spots that are supposed to be beautiful and I can’t get to them-yet.”

Writer Grace Huseth gets ready for a dive at Kraken Springs.

THOUGHTFUL THERAPY While the mission of Kraken Springs is to offer a unique opportunity to escape to the underwater world, Pat Smith’s personal mission is to use scuba as meditation for fellow veterans. Smith spent 25 years in the Army, but is now an Underwater Criminal Investigator in Columbus, Ga. He also teaches public safety and underwater investigation and stresses the seriousness of diving to dig through the muck and mud to recover crucial evidece. When he’s not on the job he’s still in the water, camping out at Kraken Springs during the weekend to teach scuba courses. Smith encourages those also suffering from PTSD and depression to see scuba as a form of active relaxation that helps the mind refresh and refocus. “It’s a release from the world’s problems. All that stuff goes away. You are relaxing, but relaxing isn’t always lying on your back, taking a nap or turning to a bottle,” he said. DIP A TOE The first step to the healing waters is to get certified as an open water diver. Kraken Springs’ partnership

with Dive Georgia in Woodstock uses pool facilities and Kraken Springs to get divers certified in as quickly as two weekends. In addition to scuba, Kraken Springs welcomes snorkeling, and non-motorized small watercraft on the springs such as kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards for a watersports entry fee of $35. After a morning of panting as I pulled on my wet suit, breathing easy underwater, shivering as I descended into colder water and sailed in smooth, warm water, I sunned like a turtle on a stand up paddleboard and felt accomplished. Learn more about hours and pricing at krakensprings. com. Those interested in scuba diving training can call Dive Georgia in Woodstock at (404) 285-8600.

Mountain Towns

Shopping, dining and attractions beckon in North Georgia Hiawassee Located along the Appalachian Trail, Hiawassee is home to Lake Chatuge, a TVA reservoir popular for swimming, boating, jet skiing, paddling, sport fishing, and other water sports. The Georgia Mountain Fair is held at the fairgrounds each summer and the Fred Hamilton Rhododendron Garden is in bloom April to late May with more than 3,000 azaleas and rhododendrons.

put on the map as the home of the Cabbage Patch Kids. Be sure to visit Babyland General Hospital to see how the kids are born and maybe adopt a new bundle of joy.

Rabun Gap The town is home to The Hambidge Center, a nationally known retreat for writers and artists, and Southern victuals mecca The Dillard House is nearby. Wolf Valley has become a favorite spot for photographers to capture images of the waterfalls. The Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School offers events and theater productions year round.

Dahlonega The town was made famous as the site of the first major gold rush in the U.S., but is now known for its vineyards and wineries. After you’ve had a tipple, head to the town square to visit the shops, restaurants and art galleries. The annual Gold Rush Festival in October attracts thousands to the city.

Clayton This mountain town has a multitude of antique and craft shops, restaurants and two vineyards to explore. For the adventurous, go white-water rafting on the Chattooga River or wander through the Chattahoochee National Forest, which offers camping and trails for horse enthusiasts, waterfalls and overlooks.

Special From right: Helen’s alpine village is full of restaurants and shops; adopt your own Cabbage Patch Kid at Babyland General Hopsital in Cleveland; shops in downtown Dahlonega.

By Collin Kelley If you’re visiting or thinking of buying a home in the North Georgia Mountains, you’ll obviously be looking for peace and quiet. But you’ll also want to be near shopping, restaurants and activities when you need a break from rustic living. Here are a few suggestions. Helen The Bavarian-styled town is often overcrowded with tourist trap, but Helen also has its charms. Oktoberfest offers

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kitschy fun, while the annual Balloon Race in June is a must-see. Unicoi State Park is just north of town, offering swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and playgrounds. Cleveland The town bills itself as the “gateway to the mountains” and has plenty to offer in way of shopping and dining. The historic courthouse square area has eclectic shops, restaurants and event a soda fountain. The old courthouse has been turned into an interesting museum, but Cleveland was really

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State parks and rivers offer recreation, history and more of Nacoochee Dairy that operated from 1910 until the mid-1920s. During tours, guests will learn how milk was processed and transported in the past, plus they will see a spring house and former horse barn. The last owner of this property was the family of Dr. Lamartine Hardman who was governor of Georgia from 1927 to 1931. The farm was preserved and donated to the state of Georgia in 1999. For reservations and more information about events and activities at the farm, visit gastateparks.org/HardmanFarm.

By Collin Kelley North Georgia is home to some of the state’s most scenic – and popular – parks. If you’re planning a move to the mountains or even just looking for a weekend getaway, these state parks offer recreation, history and fun for all ages. This is the first part in a series of stories on North Georgia parks that will appear in the summer issues of INtown. HARDMAN FARM Georgia’s newest state park, which opened in 2015, is the 173-acre Hardman Farm located in historic Sautee Nacoochee, just south of Helen. The farm is best known for a favorite landmark: The gazebo-topped Nacoochee Mound, a burial site probably used long before the Cherokee inhabited the area, which sits in the middle of verdant cow pasture. Visitors can make reservations for guided tours of the house and dairy barn. The house, built in 1870 by Captain James Nichols, is a grand example of Italianate architecture and was originally known as “West End” because it was at the west end of the Nacoochee valley. Visitors will enjoy seeing the house, with its 19thcentury parlor, original lighting, and interesting telephone and climate control system. The large barn was the focal point

Tallulah Gorge offers spectacular views.

AMICALOLA FALLS At 729 feet, Amicalola Falls is the tallest casca on how to best view the tumbling waters, ranging from an accessible pathway to a challenging trail with staircases. Those who tackle the latter can join the park’s Canyon Climbers Club. An 8.5mile trail leads from the park to Springer Mountain, the southern end of the famous 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail. For more information, visit gastateparks.org/AmicalolaFalls ETOWAH RIVER WATER TRAIL With the exception of the upper reaches of the river (Hightower and Etowah Falls sections), Etowa is rated as a Class I river with faltwater interupted occasionally

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by small shoals and rapids, and is suitable for novice paddlers. Scenery along the river ranges from wild (Headwaters, Dawson Forest and other sections) as it winds through national forests and state wildlife management areas to rural and even urban. The river is home to more Native American fish weirs than are found on all other Georgia rivers combined and historic sites, including the Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site, dot its banks from Dawsonville to Rome. The river passes through three state wildlife management areas (Dawson Forest, McGraw Ford and Allatoona) the Chattahoochee National Forest and numerous local parks. For more information, visit etowahwatertrail.org.

VACATION RENTALS

TALLULAH GORGE Try your hand at deep gorge rock climbing at Tallulah Gorge, which is two- miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks, or they can obtain a permit to hike to the gorge floor (100 per day, not available during water releases). A suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls. Tightrope walkers have twice crossed the gorge, and visitors can still see towers used by Karl Wallenda. For more, visit gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge.

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The quaint town of Highlands is located in the beautiful Western North Carolina mountains. Just 2 hours from Atlanta, and in close proximity to interstate 85. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

1334 Highlands Cove Drive MLS #88355 Hidden in colorful native and hybrid flowers gardens, and wildlife, this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home overlooks front water features and a rear stream. Every car enthusiast/hobbiest/artist's dream.

This lovely 2 bedroom, 3 bath condo is in the gated community of Old Edwards Club. Conveniently near Highlands and Cashiers. Take in the view overlooking the golf course on the spacious screened porch.

$998,000.

Starting at $275/night

Ed Hillis

Darlene Conley

Jennifer Blake

Bill Gilmore

Merritt Shaw

William Peavey

844-234-1005 HighlandsCoveRealty.com

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COLDWELL BANKER MORNINGSIDE - Charming 1935 brick classic enclosed sun room, living room w/fireplace & window seats, lrg dining rm, butler’s pantry, bright white kitchen w/SS appliances, walk-in pantry, laundry room & access to private backyard. 3Bed/1Bath $665,000 FMLS: 6006994 Sherry Warner 404.784.8848

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INMAN PARK - Quintessential renovated home. Stunning kitchen with marble countertops, hardwood floors, renovated master bath with custom closet. Walk to Beltline and shopping. 3Bed/3.5Bath $800,000 FMLS: 6019007 Joan Arkins 404.661.2500

LAVISTA PARK - Conveniently located, this corner lot has an oversized living room, estate sized back yard and natural privacy. A 2 car attached garage, tankless water heater, walk to shopping and dining. 4Bed/3.5Bath $649,000 FMLS: 6011292 Mike Gunsallus 404.569.8048

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SCOTTDALE - Home features an open floor plan and a stunning kit w/custom cabinets & SS appliances. Lrg master BR w/private bathroom and walk-in closet on 2nd level. Spacious secondary BRs. Great backyard perfect for entertaining! 3Bed/2.5Bath $325,000 FMLS: 6004662 David Sirzyk 404.348.2373

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HICKORY HILL - New construction, minutes from Smyrna Market. Open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, oversized master suite, custom shower, custom closet. Full unfinished basement and large back yard. 5Bed/4Bath $647,500 FMLS: 6009235 David Sirzyk 404.394.3615

DRUID HILLS - So much square footage and an incredible new, custom kitchen. Recent roof, newer HVAC on both levels, freshly painted. Vintage Baths. Old world charm throughout. 5Bed/3Bath $639,000 FMLS: 6022771 Sally Westmoreland 404.354.4845

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COSMOPOLITAN - Upgraded condo w/open floor plan situated between Midtown and Buckhead. New hardwoods, high ceilings, granite countertops, kitchen island, and SS appliances. Pet friendly! 1Bed/1.5Bath $245,000 FMLS: 5968451 Dan Richardson 470.422.0819

ATLANTA - Features an open layout w/bedroom on the main. Stunning kitchen is complete with custom cabinets, quartz countertops, large island, large master suite with tray ceiling, spa-like bath, and oversized closet. 5Bed/4Bath $759,000 FMLS: 6004256 Inna Eidelman 404.348.2373

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