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September 2015

Volume 21 • Number 9

Art on the Beltline Page 40

New Mavericks Page 46

Taste of ATL Page 51

Tiny Homes Page 56


Dad’s Garage Page 43


Buckhead: 1009 Ferncliff Road. Outstanding Pine Hill Gated Estate Home. 3 Beautiful Finished Levels in Pristine Move-in Condition. Level Backyard, Striking New Pool & Spa. 3-Car Garage. 7BR/7BA/2HBA

Morningside: 1349 Middlesex Avenue. Morningside at its Very Best. Gourmet Kitchen. Striking Master, Level Yard. Great Location: Walk to Parks & Beltline 5BR/4BA $975,000

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Druid Hills: 1306 Ponce De Leon Avenue. Rare Free Standing Home in Coveted Adair Estates. Bright Floor Plan with Gracious Rooms, Sleek Kitchen Open to Den. 3 BR/3.5 BA $849,000

Morningside: 1672 Merton Road. Excellent Home in Move-In Condition. Light-Filled Rooms, Gourmet Kitchen, Main Level Master, Finished Terrace Lvl, Lush Backyard 5BR/4.5BA $1,549,000

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Morningside: 1016 Wildwood Road. Harrison Design Dream House in Coveted Lenox Park Sold As It Sits Now for a Buyer to Complete. with Newly Poured Foundation & Design Blueprints $1,125,000

Virginia Highland: 1162 Briarcliff Place. Virginia Highland at its Best! Spectacular Home, Both Inside and Out, Charm, Details, Location and Condition... Total Package! 3BR/2BA $719,000

Morningside: 847 Kings Court. Exceptional Home Loaded with Great Details. Quality Built By Watershed Developers in 2006. Superb KitchenGreat Rm-Screen Porch. 5BR/4BA $1,249,000

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Atlanta Streets Alive ....................... 4 The TOUR ..................................... 5 Moores Mill Project........................ 6 On the Agenda ............................... 7 Pets .............................................. 8 Public Safety Briefs ..................... 10 Health Briefs................................ 11 Road Trip: Chattanooga................ 12 Neighborhood Hot List ................. 14 A Look Back ................................ 16

Pace23 ....................................... 30 Kronberg Wall.............................. 32 Business Briefs ........................... 33

Go Green Urban Folk School ....................... 34

News You Can Eat PCM Food Hall ........................... 50 Taste of Atlanta............................ 51 Chama Gaucha Review ................ 52 Curry Fever ................................. 53 Midtown Restaurant Week............ 54 Quick Bites .................................. 55

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Focus on Education Baseball & Education ................... 18 APS Update ................................. 19 Coding Camp .............................. 20 Kindezi Charter School ................ 21 Coaches Reflect .......................... 22 Commute Tip .............................. 24 Education Briefs .......................... 25 TimmyDaddy ............................... 28 Science & Technology ................. 29

New Mavericks ............................ 46 Atlanta Planit ............................... 48 Community Calendar ................... 49

Above the Waterline ..................... 36 Celebration of Land ..................... 37 EcoBriefs .................................... 38

The Studio Art on the BeltLine ....................... 40 Flux Night .................................... 42 Dad’s Garage Move ..................... 43 September Festivals..................... 44


Art in my Backyard I’ve been living along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail for a decade, when the idea for the BeltLine was still in its infancy. Now, all I have to do is walk out the back door of my building and I’m a quick walk to Krog Street Market or Historic Fourth Ward Park. When Ponce City Market and its Central Food Hall are open, that will be another quick, walkable destination. The BeltLine is also a fascinating place to see art every year when Art on the BeltLine turns the Eastside Trail and other segments into a giant outdoor exhibition space. Also out my backdoor is a perfect viewing spot for the Lantern Parade that kicks off the art event. An estimated 10,000 people participated in last year’s walk from Irwin Street to Piedmont Park and even more are Art on the Beltline expected on Sept. 12. The sight of all the colorful lanterns and costumes is truly spectacular. Even if you don’t want to walk, stake out a spot on the Eastside Trail and watch the spectacle glide by. Then you’ll have two months to explore the BeltLine to see all the art installations and performances. Check out our feature on pages 40-41 for more details. As I mentioned earlier, Ponce City Market is not far from my home. I was invited to come and tour the under-construction Central Food Hall last month. Jamestown is to be applauded for

Tiny House Movement ................. 56 Perspectives in Architecture ......... 58 Bell Building ................................ 59 Park Mural................................... 59 Real Estate Briefs ........................ 60 Swan House Flea Market ............. 61 Apartment Watch ........................ 62 Home & Garden Show ................. 63 Armour Yards .............................. 64 Parting Shots .............................. 66

its adaptive reuse of the hulking Sears & Roebuck building. The attention to detail and the selection of eateries (I love the idea of Holeman & Finch’s burger being so close!) is first rate. Check out my preview on page 50. Speaking of food, there is much to be eaten in September with both Taste of Atlanta (page 51) and Midtown Restaurant Week (page 54) on tap. Be sure to check out Quick Bites on page 56 for even more food-related events, festivals and restaurant openings. Megan Volpert risked having the meat sweats to chow down at Chama Gaucha in Buckhead for this month’s review (page 52). If you’re addicted to HGTV like me, then surely you’ve seen the proliferation of shows about tiny homes. Micro-living has taken off in America as people decide to downsize or build an affordable home. Atlanta’s current zoning laws don’t allow for tiny homes, but a new study is underway that might make the city a new capital for micro-homes. Read more on page 56. We had a fantastic response to Sally Bethea’s first column for our Go Green section and she’s back this month with something both gross and fascinating: fatbergs. Grease and baby wipes are combining with other waste to clog up sewers around the world, and it’s becoming an issue in Atlanta, too. See her Above the Waterline column on page 36 and a gnarly photo of a fatberg pulled from one of Atlanta’s sewers. I had the pleasure of being a guest on GPB’s On Second Thought morning program with Celeste Headlee to talk about the historic Midtown home known as The Castle, which could soon be on the National Register of Historic Places. That same week, it was announced that another one of the city’s historic structures, The Bell Building on Auburn Avenue, is under threat. You can find out more on page 12. Enjoy your September!

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WALK & RIDE Atlanta Streets Alive set for Sept. 27 By Collin Kelley Atlanta Streets Alive is returning to its most popular route on Sept. 27 and thousands are expected to bike, skateboard and walk the 4.5 mile loop through VirginiaHighland, Atkins Park, Poncey-Highland, Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward. North Highland Avenue, Highland Avenue, Boulevard and North Avenue will all be closed to vehicle traffic from 2 to 6 p.m. Rebecca Serna, president of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, which organizes the event, said 80,000 people are expected this year. Although, if the weather is good, that number could top 100,000 like last year. This Atlanta Streets Alive will also emphasize “tactical urbanism,” Serna said, where volunteers and local organizations make inexpensive, quick improvements to the neighborhood during the afternoon. A temporary bus stop was built during the spring edition of Atlanta Streets Alive in West End (which still drew a decent crowd despite rain and a tornado warning). There will also be “pop up bike lanes” along Highland to help ease the flow of traffic between those on wheels and pedestrians. The annual Bicycle Parade will also be held and event sponsor REI will set up its REI Village with tents, chairs, photo book, bike mechanic and a climbing wall. There will be plenty of food, demonstrations and


Above: Walkers and riders took part in the West End edition of Atlanta Streets Alive earlier this year. At right: the route for this month’s event along Highland Ave., Boulevard and North Ave.

activities along the route. The National Street Summit will be in town that same weekend, with organizers from around the world learning how to create “open streets,” and there will also be promotion on the forthcoming Bike Share program in Atlanta.

Atlanta Streets Alive recently received a $250,000 grant from the city and plans to add a fourth event in 2016, Serna said. The final event for the year will be held on Oct. 25 on Peachtree Street from Midtown to Downtown.

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ON THE UPSWING Golf greats descend on East Lake for The TOUR By Collin Kelley The world’s best golfers will descend on Atlanta Sept. 23-27 for The TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola. The top 30 players in FedExCup points after the BMW Championship qualify for the TOUR Championship, the finale of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup held each year at East Lake Golf Club. FedExCup points are reset prior to the TOUR Championship, ensuring a real shootout as all 30 players in the field will have a mathematical chance of a victory at the event. At press time, tickets were still available for spectators, so be sure to visit PGATOUR.COM/tourchampionship for information.

Fans at this year’s TOUR Championship will have the chance to attend a post-round “tailgate” party on Sept. 26 with Atlanta’s favorite cover/ tribute band, Yacht Rock Revue, after the event’s third round at approximately 3:30 p.m. There will also be live college football telecasts on the outdoor video board and food from local restaurants Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Universal Joint. Visitors can also check out the “In the So Cool Zone” with food and animals from the Georgia Aquarium, as well as interactive exhibits and events for those who want to try their own golf swing. There will also be lounge areas serving up premium spirits, selfie booths, merchandise areas and much more.

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A 45,000-square-foot Publix could come to the intersection of Moores Mill and Bolton roads, an area residents say is a “food desert.”

Moores Mill Road mixed-use project “is going to happen” By Collin Kelley

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Demolition of the abandoned shopping center on Moores Mill Road could begin after the first of the year to make way for a new, $40 million center anchored by a Publix grocery store, City Councilwoman Felicia Moore said this month. “It’s been a big song and dance,” Moore told members of the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods on Aug. 13, “but the project is going to happen.” Moore, who has been working on the project for about a decade, said she believed that demolition of the center at the corner of Moores Mill and Bolton roads would be scheduled during the first quarter of 2016. Edens, a South Carolina-based development company, is ready to move forward with the project, which would include a 45,000-square-foot Publix supermarket, retail shops and apartments, Moore said. Invest Atlanta, the city’s economic development arm, committed $500,000 for a road extension that would create a signalized entrance to the mixeduse project. Moore said an additional

$800,000 is needed to build the road extension that would connect Moore’s Mill to Marietta Boulevard. Moore said she is awaiting word on possible funding from the Atlanta Regional Commission in September. She said if that didn’t work, she had other funding ideas including using money from the city’s recently approved infrastructure bond. In June, Atlanta City Council voted to provide $800,000 to help complete the project because federal funds for the road extension had been held up in Congress. Moore had ushered through an ordinance to use money from the city’s transportation impact fee fund before the developer walked away, but wound up voting against her own legislation when an amendment was added by Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms to allow council members to use the impact fee fund for projects in their districts. Council members were warned that spreading the unallocated impact fee funding to all the districts was not allowed under current city guidelines and could face a legal challenge. The council ultimately repealed the legislation.


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Meetings The Atlanta City Council will meet one day later than usual on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. because of Labor Day. The full council will also meet on Monday, Sept. 21, at 1 p.m. Meetings are held at City Hall, 55 Trinity Ave. The Atlanta Board of Education will also meet one day later than normal because of Labor Community meetings, Day. The meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 8, news & events starting with committee members and the board work session at 2 p.m. and the public meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Meetings are held at 130 Trinity Ave. Want to get a heads up on development in your community? Attend your Neighborhood Planning Unit meeting. You can see a list and map of all the NPUs at

News Members of the Turner Field Benefits Coalition asked the Atlanta City Council at its Aug. 17 meeting to encourage the council to move forward with the Livable Centers Initiative Planning Study (LCI) process before negotiating any development deal on the property. Coalition member and Peoplestown resident Sherise Brown said the community around Turner Field had “seen a lot of development that has not benefited us. This land is more than just a bunch of parking lots. It used to be homes and shops.” Matt Garbett of Neighborhood Planning Unit-V also encouraged the study to move foreword. “We are reminded that it is harder and harder to retrofit a city than getting it right the first time,” Garbett said. The Atlanta Braves announced they would vacate Turner Field by Dec. 31, 2016. Georgia State University has indicated it is still interested in pursuing the site for a sports complex and mixed-use development, but Coalition members said they want the planning study completed before any development is approved. Local architectural design firm Perkins+Will was selected by the city council to complete the LCI. A proposed $55 million office building in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward that would replace a cluster of dilapidated homes along North Avenue has been denied by the Atlanta Zoning Review Board. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the 165,000-square-foot office building called 525 North was meant to echo Ponce City Market in its design features. The project still has to go before the Atlanta City Council for a final yes or no vote this month. Two former employees of the Atlanta Department of Watershed Management have filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the city, saying they were wrongly fired after reporting incidents of fraud and mismanagement inside the troubled department. The lawsuit was filed last month in Fulton County Superior Court one year after the two employees — Gwendolyn Winston and Loren Yarbrough — were terminated with about a dozen others in what city leaders say was a massive cleanup of the department. Recycling Perks, an incentivized recycling program that allows residents to earn rewards for using their City of Atlanta recycling bins kicks off on Sept. 8. Residents can sign up at and start earning points, which can be redeemed at restaurants and shops throughout the city, saving residents up to $300 per year. “The more you recycle, the more you earn,” said Public Works Commissioner Richard Mendoza. “The Department of Public Works is proud to partner with Recycling Perks as we continue to provide excellent recycling service to the residents of the City of Atlanta.” Detailed information about the City’s recycling program can be found at Curbside pickup schedules are available at MARTA is installing bike repair kiosks at a number of rail stations including Lindbergh Center, Chamblee, East Point, Edgewood/Candler, Five Points, North Avenue and West End stations. The Dero repair stations will be located just outside the fare gates at the stations. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m

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Pet Briefs Bark in the Park is back at Turner Field as the Braves take on the Phillies on Sept. 20. You can bring your pooch to the game by purchasing special tickets. There will be events and activities for pets and their humans and each dog gets his own ceramic dog bowl as a souvenir of the day. Tickets are $32 and available at atl/ticketing/bark_in_park.jsp

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The 2nd annual Run Your Happy Tails Off Run and Festival benefiting Happy Tails Pet Therapy, a local Atlanta non-profit, will be held Oct. 10. This family and pet friendly event is centrally located in the metro Atlanta area at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody. The fun-filled day starts off with a 5K Run or a 1 Mile Fun Run and the race is a USATF qualified course. After you finish the race, hang out for some great food from Shane’s Rib Shack and check out the wide range of vendors supporting the event. For more information, visit Dog Days, a dog daycare and boarding facility is expanding to Midtown and the Westside. The new locations at 441 Armour Drive and 1736 Defoor Place will offer indoor pools and lounges, exercise programs and outdoor adventures. For more information, visit A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m








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Public Safety Briefs If you own property in the city of Atlanta, expect to pay more in taxes thanks to a new 911 tax. According to a report from CBS 46, the city is now charging $307 a year for any property zoned commercial and $26 annually for property zoned residential. It’s an attempt to fund the city’s 911 center, which is more than $12 million in debt.

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The Atlanta Police Department recently hosted an international delegation of senior police leaders from the Israel National Police Department. The two-week visit was a part of a leadership exchange program with the Atlanta Police Leadership Institute. While here, the five members of the APD and Israel National Police Israel National Department met in Atlanta Police met with numerous members and units of the Atlanta Police Department including Command Staff, SWAT, Shooting Range, Police Academy, Airport, Mounted Patrol, Motors, Zone Commanders, and Crime Analysis. The delegation also toured the Operation Shield Video Integration Center and Technology Innovation Center at the Atlanta Police Foundation. It was a unique opportunity for them to sit in on Command Staff meetings, COBRA briefings and the Mayoral Cabinet meeting. Chief George Turner visited Israel in 2008 with the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) and studied Israeli security intelligence and leadership. After Chief Turner’s visit, the Atlanta Police Department created and implemented the Video Integration Center, a network of more than 5,300 both public and private cameras.




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Health & Wellness Briefs The Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) announces its 19th annual Numbers Too Big To Ignore luncheon, which will take place on Nov. 5 at noon at the Georgia World Congress Center. The annual fundraiser brings together key leaders and supporters from the greater Atlanta business and nonprofit communities to recognize those who support AWF’s efforts to build a better future for Atlanta’s women and girls. This year’s featured speaker is mental health advocate, actress and author Carrie Fisher. The focus of this year’s luncheon will be the mental health and wellbeing of women living in poverty. Fisher is an expert on the subject of mental illness as she talks openly and compellingly about her personal battles with manic depression and overcoming substance abuse. Individual tickets for the luncheon are available for $150 and tables of 10 are $1,500. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Sept. 26 at the Pinnacle Lot at Atlantic Station in Midtown. Nearly 4,500 people from the Metro Atlanta area are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Last year, the Atlanta walk was one of the top fundraising Walk to End Alzheimer’s events in the country. Participants will complete a 3.1 mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. To start or join a team, visit Three 13 Salon, Spa & Boutique will host its fifth annual Angels of Life Hair & Fashion Show to benefit the Georgia Transplant Foundation on Oct. 4 starting at 5 p.m. at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. A two-time heart transplant recipient, managing partner Lester E. Crowell Jr. was inspired by his own experiences and launched the salon-sponsored show in 2011, which has since raided more than $160,000. General admission tickets are $59 and VIP tickets are $89 and include an early preview to the silent auction at 5:00 pm, one complimentary drink ticket, served Hors d’oeuvres, and specialty cocktails For more information on admission, or to purchase tickets or make a donation, visit three-13. com/angels-of-life.html.

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ROAD TRIP: CHATTANOOGA By Isadora Pennington Nestled in the lush, rolling hills at the base of the Appalachian mountains sits Chattanooga, the “Scenic City.” The city features several unique attractions such as the Chattanooga Choo Choo, an incline railroad that takes passengers to the top of Lookout Mountain, Rock City, the Tennessee Aquarium, the Hunter Museum of American Art, the Creative Discovery Museum, and the famous blue walking bridge that spans the Tennessee River. Tourists flock to the quaint and vibrant town year round for outdoor activities like kayaking and camping as well as its modest and walkable downtown strip. Recently, I returned to Chattanooga for a visit and brought along my camera to document my trip. If you get the chance to go and see it for yourself, I highly suggest that you do! It’s only about a 2 hour drive from Atlanta, and is a great day trip or weekend getaway that won’t break the bank.

Photos by Isadora Pennington Above, clockwise from top left. a mural downtown by aritst Paul LaJeunesse. Tacos from Mexican restaurant Taconooga. The streets of Chattanooga are peppered with dance steps in the pavement, where you can larn a new dance. Above, the alleyways that lead to the river have graffitit and local art like this wheatpaste. At right, from top, the views from the walking bridge, pup Bulldawg and tourists on rental bikes.

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The Neighborhood Hot List: Midtown 1. Fox Theatre

The 86-year-old “Fabulous Fox” was saved from the wrecking ball in the 1970s and continues to be the go-to for rock concerts, touring Broadway musicals and movies. The Middle Eastern architecture, Arabian courtyard-styled auditorium, the glimmering stars and drifting clouds on the domed ceiling and the Mighty Moller Organ are still as grand today as they were in 1929.

2. Woodruff Arts Center and High Museum of Art

The Woodruff houses the Atlanta Symphony Hall and the Alliance Theatre, while the High has become world-renowned for its permanent collection and blockbuster touring exhibits. It’s the center of the Intown arts community.

3. The Castle

Once called a “hunk of junk” by former Mayor Andrew Young, the circa-1911 house at the corner of Peachtree and 15th was built by a wealthy - and eccentric - merchant who christened the house “Fort Peace.” With its eclectic architecture, the home has been offices, a restaurant and is now a bar and private club. It’s being considered for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

4. Restaurants

Midtown is synonymous with dining out in Atlanta and there are so many good eateries to choose from – from a big burger at The Vortex, a drink at TAP gastro pub, southern fare with flair at South City Kitchen, LGBT brunch favorite Einstein’s. or a hotdog at The Varsity.

5. Margaret Mitchell House & Museum

Love it or hate it, Mitchell’s novel Gone With The Wind is much of the world’s first reference point for Atlanta. The house where she wrote the book has been transformed into a museum chronicling the author’s life and the blockbuster movie. The house also hosts special events and regular author readings and signings.

6. Piedmont Park

Midtown’s favorite greenspace began as the site of the International Exposition, a world’s fair-type event. It has since become the gathering spot for picnics, the Peachtree Road Race, Music Midtown, and the Atlanta Pride Celebration among others.

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Ann Taylor Boutwell Sept. 1, 1864: Union General William T. Sherman and his troops captured Atlanta, Georgia. That Thursday, Carrie Mabry Berry, the 10-year-old daughter of Harriet Key and Maxwell Berry wrote in her personal diary: “We did not get home until twelve o’clock. We had a very pleasant time and everything seemed quiet. Directly after dinner Cousin Emma came down and told us that Atlanta would be evacuated this evening and we might look for federals in the morning. It was not long till the whole town found it out and such excitement there was. We have been looking for them all the evening but they have not come yet.” On Friday she wrote: “About twelve o’clock there were a few federals came in. They were all frightened. We were afraid they were going to treat us badly. It was not long till the Infantry came in. They were orderly and behaved very well. I think I shall like the Yankees very well.” Carrie’s original handwritten diary can be found in the Carrie Berry Collection at the Atlanta History Center’s Kenan Research Library. Sept. 8, 1871: The first street railway car ran on the West End Line. It started on Whitehall Street and extended out Whitehall to Mitchell Street, to Forsyth Street to Peters Street and across the railroad tracks terminating opposite the old Yankee barrack, which is now the entrance to Spellman College. Sept.13, 1934: Cab Calloway and The Cotton Club Orchestra performed for an all-black audience at the old Atlanta Municipal Auditorium/Armory at the corner of Courtland and Gilmer streets. Sept. 17, 1884: The body of President Abraham Lincoln’s brotherin-law, BrigadierGen. Harden Helm, a Confederate soldier of the first Kentucky brigade, was exhumed from Oakland Cemetery and reburied in Elizabethtown, Ky. Helm’s wife, Emilie Todd Helm, daughter of the late Robert Todd, was a half-sister of Mary Todd Lincoln, the president’s wife. The 21-year-old was killed at the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863.

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Sept. 18, 1990: Atlanta was officially selected as host of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Sept. 24, 1889: The Decatur Female Seminary opened to students. It’s now worldrenowned Agnes Scott College. Sept. 27, 1995: Tom Key, the well-known Atlanta actor, was named producing artistic director at the Theatrical Outfit. Sept. 29, 1986: Designing Women, a comedy about a group of interior designers set in Atlanta, first aired on CBS.

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FROM AT-RISK TO AMBASSADORS Civic engagement, education and baseball help propel students

By Clare S. Richie Education, community and baseball can transcend humble beginnings. A local nonprofit is using all three of those tenets to help at-risk youth. C.J. Stewart understands this firsthand. He grew up in an old northwest Atlanta housing project, Hollywood Courts. With the help of mentors who recognized C.J.’s potential and connected him to needed resources, he earned a baseball scholarship to Georgia State University and was later drafted by the Chicago Cubs. Today, he’s recognized as one of the country’s leading hitting instructors and player development professionals with clients like Jason Heyward and Andruw Jones. In 2007, C.J. and wife Kelli started L.E.A.D. (Launch.Expose.Advise.Direct.) to empower at-risk youth to become ambassadors prepared to lead their city. “C.J. was developing suburban players to achieve their goals, but an inner city youth couldn’t afford to train with him,” Kelli explained, “so C.J. decided to make himself available to those just like him.” Together the husband and wife

team developed a proven model, Pathway2Empowerment, which provides year-round academic support, baseball training and competition, community service experiences, and exposure to colleges and careers. To reach at-risk youth, L.E.A.D. partners with Atlanta Public Schools (APS) to recruit 6th – 12th graders who are underperforming across grades, attendance and behavior. For middle schoolers, APS coaches and teachers conduct weekly core value training about excellence, humility, integrity, loyalty, stewardship, and teamwork, while L.E.A.D. facilitates offsite events, like the celebrity baseball clinic at Turner Field and the annual visit to watch the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets play at Russ Chandler Stadium. For high school participants, L.E.A.D. staff run an eight-week fall program from which 25-30 Ambassadors are selected based on high standard of athletics, academics and civic duty. For the remainder of the year, Ambassadors meet on, on average, four days per week at Washington High School for practice, games, and around the city for various enrichment activities. For example,

Ambassadors visit a local fire station to learn about public service, maintain the Washington Park section of the Atlanta BeltLine, and meet with Georgia’s Own Credit Union CEO and staff to learn about banking and finance. “I’m proud to be a L.E.A.D. Ambassador for life,” said Desmond Jones, who joined L.E.A.D. as a 7th grader. In middle school, he was admittedly “slacking off,” but pushed himself to do better Crystal Giles because the organization The Stewart Family: C.J., Kelli and daughters Mackenzi and believed in him. Mackenna. In high school, Desmond was selected to games in the fall and summer; combining be a L.E.A.D. Ambassador, his interests in accounting and sports. a distinction that signifies he is a college We all win when youth are valued bound, civically engaged student-athlete. and prepared to be leaders. “The status Thanks to the nonprofit that changed his quo for black youth is not ok,” C.J. projected pathway, Desmond graduated emphasized, especially when only 55 from Mays High School and is headed percent of Georgia’s black students to Tuskegee University this fall. “They graduate high school. Through L.E.A.D, put me in position to win. I’m glad that I the Stewarts and their partners are have them in my corner.” changing the status quo by treating at risk Desmond is just one of the many youth as untapped assets and positive L.E.A.D. success stories. Another is change agents. Austin Evans, a 2015 Gates Millennium Since its inception, 100 percent of Scholar, Posse Scholar and Eagle Scout L.E.A.D. Ambassadors have graduated who’s an incoming freshman at Texas from high school and 95 percent enrolled A&M. Both were likely inspired by into college, nearly all with scholarships. L.E.A.D.’s first college graduate, Joseph This success only propels L.E.A.D. to McCrary III, who is a role model for do more. According to Kelli, “By 2020, younger Ambassadors. In 2013, Joseph our goal is to have 100 Ambassadors graduated Magna Cum Laude from across APS high schools.” Savannah State University on a four-year Visit for more athletic scholarship. He currently works information and to donate. for Home Depot and umpires L.E.A.D.

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Focus on Education What the Opportunity School District could mean for Atlanta Public Schools APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said on her blog, @ ATLSuper, that the district is “developing Georgia voters will decides on the an aggressive and targeted course of state’s proposed Opportunity School action for school improvement. If we can District (OSD) referendum to turn achieve that, state intervention will be around failing schools during the 2016 unnecessary.” general election. Atlanta Public Schools, However, Carstarphen recognized which has 26 schools on the failing list, that getting all 26 schools off the state is already hard at work to make sure its takeover list would be a challenge. If houses of learning remain under local voters approve the OSD referendum control. next November, the Under legislation state will likely begin passed earlier taking over schools this year, schools beginning with the persistently scoring 2017-18 academic below 60 on the year based on CCRPI Georgia Department data. of Education’s Carstarphen said accountability generous donors measure, the College are paying for the and Career Readiness Boston Consulting Performance Index Group’s work. Parents (CCRPI), for three should keep an eye consecutive years “It won’t give APS an out for surveys, focus would be subject to automatic pass, but I think groups and town hall takeover. it gives us the leverage meetings on the issue. The OSD would of advice from an expert Carstarphen said she take on no more than who understands the would collect feedback 20 schools per, but is decisions surrounding the from our teachers and limited at governing principals, especially 100 at any given time. creation, mission and those who are “in the Schools would stay structure of the OSD.” trenches” every day. in the district for no On the hiring of less than five years – APS SUPERINTENDENT Hames, Carstarphen but no more than MERIA CARSTARPHEN said she would be 10 years, and would a “key component then return to local in challenging us to do the tough and control. smart work as well as help us navigate the Last month, APS launched its “New system to avoid the OSD.” School Turnaround Strategy Project” “It won’t give APS an automatic pass, led by Boston Consulting Group. The but I think it gives us the leverage of school board also hired Erin Hames, the advice from an expert who understands governor’s former policy and legislative the decisions surrounding the creation, affairs advisor, to consult with APS on mission and structure of the OSD,” how to get the schools back on track and Carstarphen said. avoid being taken over by the state. By Collin Kelley

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Focus on Education Web coders find success at Weather Channel Hackathon By Keith Bell

Which Test: SAT or ACT? As founder of Applerouth Tutoring, I often help parents navigate the complicated world of college admissions testing. Parents know the ACT is an alternative to the SAT, but they often do not know how to help their student choose between the two tests. Recently announced changes to the tests have contributed to the uncertainty. Students tend to feel more comfortable with one test format over the other. Over the past thirteen years, I’ve seen time and time again how that extra comfort can translate into a significantly higher score to send to colleges. It’s important to make as informed a decision as possible about your student’s test preparation.

Making an Informed Decision Students become familiar with the SAT format when they take the PSAT in 10th grade, but not all students take the ACT equivalents, the PLAN/ASPIRE. Parents often ask me how they can use just a PSAT score to make this important decision. The easiest way to make this decision is to have your student take a mock ACT so that they can compare their PSAT/SAT score equivalents to the ACT scores in order to make the best choice. If it’s been a year or more since they last took the SAT, they may additionally want to sit for a mock SAT test. Compare your student’s percentile rankings on the two tests, and then put your energy into the test your student more naturally excels at. There is zero risk and a lot of benefit to using meaningful data to make the right decision early on because when students find out early which test is a better fit, they can avoid a lot of unnecessary stress and frustration down the road!

Everyone loves underdog stories in which people discover their potential and rise above the odds like Rocky Balboa, the every man who went the distance, or two guys named Steve who grew a computer empire from humble beginnings in a California garage. This storyline recently unfolded for a group of aspiring developers from The members of Team Inglorious Gaijin from LAMP Camp LAMP Camp. This band of holding their trophy. From left: Wren Howell, Ocean Eversunlikely victors proved to Peete, Raymond Hebard and Austin Peete. others and themselves that honoring their mentors while The hackathon helps you realize that they making their own way through creative are,” said LAMP Camper and Inglorious thinking can lead to success. Gaijin member Raymond Hebard. “You LAMP Camp is a fully sponsored feel like you belong and that you can do developer education program in Atlanta this.” designed to turn coders into developers The triumphant Campers developed through real-world experience building a concept that fulfilled the hackathon enterprise applications using PHP and challenge of connecting people with MySQL. PHP is a server-side scripting essential supplies in regions affected language that now powers more than 70 by natural disasters. They credited the percent of the web. mentoring at LAMP Camp for their Armed with the skills they honed success. in the first few weeks of this summer's Brothers Ocean Evers-Peete and LAMP Camp session, Austin Peete, Austin Peete also related the hackathon Ocean Evers-Peete, Raymond Hebard, to their experience at LAMP Camp. “Our Wren Howell, Eric Dyer, Erick Lin, Jasper exposure to the Scrum framework helped Lee, and Saied Motevali took on teams a lot. A big part of what we’ve learned and of coders from around Atlanta in the already do at LAMP Camp transferred to Storm the Road Hackathon hosted by the hackathon,” said Ocean. The Weather Channel in conjunction LAMP Camp Director Kane with Google Maps’ 10th Anniversary McConnell expressed pride in the teams’ celebration. success. “LAMP Camp is rigorous, and Despite their limited experience, four not everyone has what it takes to make it of the LAMP Campers teamed up as the through," said Kane. “Inglorious Gaijin” and finished second LAMP Camp runs year-round place overall while another Camper team and is currently accepting applications finished third overall, besting 10 more from those who are driven to become established teams. outstanding web developers. For more “You wonder if your ideas are valid. information, visit

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New charter school brings innovation to Old Fourth Ward By Kathy Dean American education seems to be riddled with difficulties like overcrowding and low test scores. While Atlanta has its successes, the city has also had its share of issues. One of the most effective ways to solve a problem is to use the ‘bright spot’ approach. Instead of getting mired in complexities, find a bright spot – a person or group that has transcended the problem – learn what they do and follow their lead. Atlanta’s educational scene has a spot so bright that it’s almost blinding. The Kindezi Schools have run a charter school in the Urban Villa area for the last five years. In that time, the staff and faculty of Kindezi West Lake transformed a group of Atlanta’s most high-risk kids into some of the state’s top performing students. Just look at the numbers: the State of Georgia ranks in the 50th percentile of national CRCT scores and Atlanta public schools average in the 34th percentile. Students at Kindezi West Lake rank in the 75th percentile. The 2013 Beating the Odds report showed Kindezi scoring in the 99th percentile of all charter schools in Georgia, the highest possible score. How do they do it? Elizabeth Talaska, Associate Director of Development at Kindezi, explained, “There’s a quote that we take very seriously from the late Dr. Asa Hilliard, who named our network: ‘I have never encountered any children in any group who are not geniuses. There is no mystery on how to teach them. The first thing you do is treat them like human beings and the second thing you do is love them.’” This fall, some students in the Old Fourth Ward are getting the same love and opportunity. Kindezi has taken over the building that once housed Intown Academy, a

failed Atlanta Public School (APS) charter school that had CRCT scores ranking in the 4th percentile. About a third of Kindezi’s O4W students are at least two grade levels behind, a perfect challenge for the Kindezi approach. Kindezi’s method includes intense professional tutoring, holistic approaches to teaching life skills and afterschool programs that promote discipline, dedication and self-esteem. The average class size is seven students and the maximum class size is eight. “The first thing I share about Kindezi is the class size because I know I'll spend a lot time dispelling disbelief,” Talaska said. “No, there's no tuition. Yes, the basic Kindezi Special model of six to eight students per Students at the Kindezi School put together a puzzle as part of their learning day. class is sustainable on our public school budget, and we've shown that it’s a great way to teach a wide variety of kids.” Lake, not only was he no longer a disciplinary challenge, Again, the numbers: In 2013-14, APS spent about but he jumped ahead one year in math and was at grade $16,500 per student, while Kindezi’s cost per student was level in reading. Moreover, Mom reported that he loves around $12,500. Kindezi uses a lean business model and coming to school.” keeps the majority of their funding in the classroom. The story is not unique, Talaska added. Kindezi’s Numbers only tell part of the story. Talaska shared assessments show that it's not uncommon for kids an example of how Kindezi Schools change people’s to make several years’ worth of academic progress lives. “One of our moms brought her son to Kindezi in a single year. Kindezi parents report high rates of West Lake because she was sick and tired of being told satisfaction on the school’s annual surveys and routinely he was a difficult. Her child was spending so much time state that their children are excited to go to Kindezi in detention that he’d fallen behind a grade level in his every day. academic subjects. After three years at Kindezi West For more information, visit




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Two long-serving coaches reflect on football tradition By John Ruch Brookhaven’s Marist School and Buckhead’s Westminster Schools boast two of the metro area’s longest-serving head football coaches. Alan Chadwick, in his 30th year at Marist, and Gerry Romberg, Westminster’s coach for 23 years, share more than longevity. Both coaches have piled up impressive records and regularly keep their teams in the state championship hunt despite working at private schools with strong academic programs. Both coaches have an old-school commitment to high-school ball. Then there’s the direct connection: Romberg played for Chadwick years ago during one year of middle school at Marist. “He doesn’t advertise that very much,” Chadwick said with a laugh. “He is an excellent football coach. He knows the game extremely well,” Chadwick quickly added. Romberg said he’s proud he had a chance to play for Chadwick—and hopes their schools will soon be scheduled to play against each other, as they were in the 1990s. “You talk about consistency and continuity, he’s the model of that,” Romberg said of Chadwick. “He’s the most competitive guy I’ve ever met in my life.” These days, Romberg said, few coaches stay put as long as he and Chadwick have. “A lot of coaches are going to bounce around and chase state championships,” he said, and there is more NFL-style pressure for schools to fire coaches who don’t win quickly. Chadwick was a star player at Decatur High and a record-setting quarterback at East Tennessee State. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears but ended up not making an NFL roster. He started coaching at Marist in 1976 and became head coach in 1985. In 2012, he

became one of the state’s few high school coaches to break the 300-win mark. He has coached Marist to two state championships and his teams have won more than eight of every 10 games they’ve played. Romberg came to Westminster after coaching stints at public and private high schools, including Dunwoody High and Washington, D.C.’s Maret School, as Westminster Head Coach well as at the college level Gerry Romberg at the Citadel and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. In 2009, he became Westminster’s most winning coach. A championship remains elusive, but Romberg keeps his teams consistently in the running, including 18 trips to the playoffs—including last season’s 12-2 team—and two to the state semifinals. Both men said they thrive on the challenge of keeping their teams competitive and have a love for the high-school game. “I just enjoy this age group,” Romberg said, praising Westminster’s hard-working students. “Over the years, I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to develop [and help] young boys mature into adults we can be proud of. Sometimes I feel like football is just a vehicle to help these young men progress into successful adults.” Chadwick says the power of his support staff and Marist’s traditions are part of what has kept him at the school for three decades.

“It’s the people and just the overall environment at Marist,” he said. “It’s such a uniquely wonderful place to work and to play. ... Five of my varsity staff members played here [and] came back to coach.” Marist is famed for still using the running-gamebased wishbone offense. “We’ve been running it for 40-plus years,” Chadwick said. “We’ve tweaked it a good bit.” Marist Head Coach “We don’t always Alan Chadwick have the types of athletes [opponents] do,” Chadwick said of Marist’s method of grinding opponents down. “You’re not going to see us run a lot of fakes, or a lot of razzle-dazzle.” “The more things change, the more they stay the same,” Romberg said of the concept underlying Westminster’s program. “We use the word ‘family.’ It’s the cornerstone of our program.” Romberg said a game against Marist was crucial to his first season, when he took over a team struggling with coaching turnovers and off-field issues. Going up against a far superior Marist team, they battled to a 7-7 halftime tie. “Alan just went ballistic. [Marist] came out [after] the half and just blitzkrieged us” to win the game, Romberg recalled. But by standing their ground against a better team, “The kids realized I was dedicated to making this program as good as it can be,” he said.

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As kids head back to school and parents hit the roads, Georgia’s Clean Air Force (GCAF), a partnership with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), reminds motorists of some easy tips for saving time and money on their commute, while contributing to cleaner air in the Atlanta metro region. “Parents who drive their children to and from school, and even commuters who don’t have children, are impacted by the changes in traffic whenever a new school year begins. And this year is no different. Fortunately, there are ways that motorists can save time and money, while also curbing the impact that their driving habits have on the environment,” said Pamela T. Earl, Air Protection Branch Program Manager, Environmental Protection Division. Using the acronym “GA AIR,” the experts at Georgia’s Clean Air Force offer five simple tips for motorists during the

back-to-school season: • Get Your Trunk Cleared. Late summer is a good time to evaluate what you have in your car and remove any unnecessary items. The heavier the vehicle, the more fuel it consumes. Dropping 100 pounds from your car can increase your fuel economy from two to five percent. Don’t carry bulky items like sports equipment unless you need to, and remove the roof rack unless you plan on using it. • Alter Your Commute. Inevitably, high traffic areas become even more congested as the school year begins. Drivers can avoid getting stuck in traffic by altering their commute. Ask your boss if you can arrive for work later in the morning, when school related traffic is minimal. Or even better, look into whether your company allows telecommuting, and skip the traffic entirely. • Avoid Idling. For parents who are waiting to pick up their children from school, it may seem convenient to keep the car running, but it is not. Not only does it waste gas, but it is extremely harmful to the environment. For every 10 minutes of idling you cut from your commute, you can save one pound of harmful carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. The general rule is to turn off your engine if you’ll be idling for more than 30 seconds. • Initiate Carpools. Consider setting up a back-to-school carpool with the parents of four other kids in your neighborhood. This way, you only have to make one trip to school a week, instead of five. You can save even more money by carpooling to work on the days that you don’t lead the kids’ carpool.


• Ride the Road Less Traveled. Many commuters get stuck in school traffic while traveling to work. To save gas and time, research some additional routes to your workplace to avoid school traffic. Google Maps and MapQuest offer interactive mapping options to explore alternate routes that bypass school traffic. For additional information visit Georgia’s Clean Air Force website at or contact the GCAF Call Center at (800) 449-2471.

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Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) has been named an Affiliate Partner with Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human Rights. The collaboration will not only give Holy Innocents’ access to educational programming, but also provide professional development opportunities, internships, and special admission fees. School-sponsored field trips to The Center will be free for the HIES community, for example, and students and families will enjoy discounts on admission. The Center’s staff will also deliver up to 10 hours of curriculum support.

An independent Catholic school for students age 6 months-12th grade. Learn what makes us so joyful at an Open House, October 26-28!

Immaculate Heart of Mary students are welcoming Pope Francis to the United States this month by participating in Catholic Extension's “Flat Francis” promotion. Each morning the students are taught either a fun fact about Pope Francis or a general fact about the role of the pope. Tthe students will have their picture taken with a Flat Francis cutout and the pictures will be posted on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #FlatFrancis. The DeKalb History Center, located in the Historic Courthouse in downtown Decatur, is offering special school programs this fall, some of which are new programs for specific grade levels. Upcoming programs include the Civil War Experience (Sept. 22, 5th-8th grade); Second Grade History Day (Oct. 6); History Adventure (Oct. 2022); and Third Grade History Day (Nov. 4). For more information on these special programs, school tours, and outreach programs visit Renfroe Middle School in Decatur has been chosen by the Georgia Department of Agriculture to participate in the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen program. The program promotes local and healthy eating by supplying school nutrition directors with health recipes. Ashley Marshall is the Lovett School’s new Lower School Principal. Before coming to Lovett, Marshall served as the Early Childhood Director at Charlotte Country Day School in Charlotte, N.C., where she oversaw junior kindergarten through second grade. Prior to leading the faculty and students at Charlotte Country Day, Marshall was with The Spence School on New York City’s Upper East Side where she taught kindergarten, first, and fourth grades and was the recipient of the Margaret Duckett Award for Outstanding Teaching. She has also been an instructor in the Center for Technology and School Change at Teachers College, Columbia University. In our August issue, we ran a brief about Dr. Wood Smethurst retiring as headmaster of Ben Franklin Academy, which he co-founded in 1987. After that issue went to press, we learned Smethurst passed away at the age of 82. Smethurst had a long, distinguished career as an educator including teaching at Harvard, The Galloway School, Paideia School and as Director of the Emory University Reading Center among his many titles and accomplishments. Our condolences to his friends, family and colleagues.

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even helped build a library by collecting books. The 8th annual 20 Under 20 will appear in our January 2016 issue and we are now seeking nominations of students ages 19 and younger who have committed themselves to service to the community. Nominations are welcome from teachers, counselors, administrators, parents, siblings, fellow students or community leaders. Here’s the information we need: • Nominator (name, relationship to nominee and contact information) • Nominee (Name, age, grade, school, parent or guardian names, contact information) • Characteristics and service: Please provide a paragraph describing why this nominee deserves recognition. Include service projects, goals, interests and areas of interest to help illustrate your point. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 6. Please email your nominations to editor Collin Kelley at

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Where will your child go and how will they get there? The Society of Mary founded Marist School more than 100 years ago to provide an education unlike any other. Our faculty and curriculum encourage excellence in all of our students. Beyond the classroom, we offer a comprehensive array of extracurricular activities to inspire exploration and uncover students’ hidden talents. Through it all, we instill a sense of personal responsibility, foster spiritual growth, and teach the joy of serving others.

Learn more about what Marist has to offer. Please visit or call Jim Byrne, director of admissions and financial aid, at 770.936.2214. Help your child prepare his or her future—no matter where it leads.


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Buckhead. $412,500 2828 Peachtree Road NW, No. 1001 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5551810 Jay Bailey 678.557.6971

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Buckhead. $725,000 24 Blackland Road 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5576043 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378

Buckhead. $999,500 1191 W Conway Drive NW 2.1+/- Acres FMLS: 5571343 Bonnie Majher 678.575.4439

Candler Park. $650,000 344 Elmira Place NE 4BR/3BA FMLS: 5554157 Bradford Smith 404.210.4141

Chastain. $2,697,700 4566 Dudley Lane 5BR/5.5BA FMLS: 5529508 Bonnie Majher 678.575.4439

Covington. $450,000 75 Balfour Drive 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5573150 Laura Matura 404.310.0060

Decatur. $84,900 2551 Dusty Lane .2+/- Acres FMLS: 5580013 Chrissie Kallio 404.295.2068

Douglasville. $1,059,000 5572 Highway 5 6BR/5Full 2half BA FMLS: 5538035 Eric Walton 678.651.8135

Edgewood. $399,000 1247 Hosea L Williams Drive SE 4BR/2BA FMLS: 5576276 Chrissie Kallio 404.295.2068

Jasper. $489,900 1180 Little Hendricks Mountain Road 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5553288 Susan Walker 678.313.7386

Johns Creek. $710,000 9175 Prestwick Club Drive 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5558385 Jenny Doyle 404.840.7354

Lake Lanier. $199,700 0 Browns Bridge Road .75+/- Acres FMLS: 5548911 Julie Brow 404.386.2590

Mableton. $465,000 5362 Windsor Green Court SE 5BR/4.5BA FMLS: 5581470 Chase Mizell 770.289.2780

Marietta. $474,900 4540 Smoke Rise Lane 5BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5568662 Ariane McClure 770.309.1385

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Midtown. $204,900 400 West Peachtree Street NE, No. 1014 1BR/1BA FMLS: 5577661 Joel Crawford 770.842.5754

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Midtown. $435,000 1219 Mecaslin Street NW 3BR/3.5BA FMLS: 5581515 Anne Fuller 678.662.5750

Morningside. $1,425,000 1379 Northview Avenue NE 5BR/5BA FMLS: 5577032 Tracy Patterson 404.932.6532 Amanda Nichols 770.490.1563

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TimmyDaddy By Tim Sullivan

The Golden Years

Like many Catholic elementary schools, mine bore a slightly tragic name, Our Lady of Sorrows. Maybe Our Lady of Perpetual Guilt was already taken within the archdiocese, but it was actually a gem of a place to spend 1st through 8th grades. Each morning, the streets of Gedney Farms saw a congregation of plaid and blue in their best Buster Browns for the walk to OLS. Judging by the scientific metrics of Facebook, it must have been a pretty special school because my siblings and I keep up with so many old friends and teachers. One of many parenting coups our mother pulled off was that she had the older kids prepare lunches for the younger kids. If I asked Elliott to make Margo’s lunch, he’d look at me as if I asked him to drive her to the zoo and say, “you think I know how to make a lunch?” Beyer greeted Elliott with, “Are you a Anyway, the arrangement somehow hugger or a high-fiver?” He claimed to worked back in the day. Except that one be a high-fiver (he’s totally a hugger), but time my practical joker brother Steve slid his smile spoke volumes. On the first day two pieces of white bread into a Ziploc he had homework – 10 things to know bag instead of making actual sandwiches. about me. I suggested he start off with, Sr. Cecile hurried me into the “I’m actually a hugger,” but instead Line cafeteria kitchen and scooped a generous 1 was “I love sports.” I doubt any other blob of grape jelly onto the naked third grade boy came up with that one! bread. I was grateful, of course, but Margo has Ms. Phillips for any kid can tell you a peanut butter Kindergarten and we already know she is and jelly sandwich is perfection but THE BOMB because Elliott had her, too. just jelly on white bread is a disaster. It’s the Golden Year, I tell ya! I nibbled cautiously around the edges On the first but the middle night I asked section proved Margo who her too precarious. Spanish teacher Wearing half a grape was. “Senora jelly sandwich is Something… a surefire way to Spanishy...”– total ruin a 1st grader’s brush off. She was afternoon. Well too anxious to find played, Steve, well out whether or not played. she had homework My kids are (hoping). This was essentially two so she could roundly years apart, but complain about all their respective of the homework birthdays leave them she had. I opened three grades apart. her folder and the So this is the only assignment was year we have them Top photo: TIm Sullivan in first grade in a photo to memorize her at the same school taken by his science teacher, John Keller. cafeteria code, (K-3) and we’re Above, Sullivan’s own children, Margot and which she tackled all going to relish Elliott. with gusto but still it, dammit. The she clamored for more. All I could find morning march down Mead Road with was a Code of Conduct form to be signed throngs of Oakhurst Owls seems very by both parent and student. much like when I was a kid, minus the “How do you spell Sullivan again?” clip-on ties. If you see someone with she sighed with a phony harrumph. an extra bounce in their step sporting a I played along: “S-U-L-L-I-V-A-N. spiky pink backpack, that would be me. And I hate to tell ya – but you also need Plus, Kristen and I are just giddy with the to sign down here.” logistics of dropping off and picking up at “Ugh! ALL this homework? On the one location (This is the sort of thing that first night?” makes parents giddy). Welcome to the big leagues, kiddo. So far so good. Elliott’s new teacher is Ms. Beyer, and friends who have older kids get misty-eyed relaying just how Tim Sullivan grew up in a large family awesome she is. She’ll need to be because in the Northeast and now lives with his Mrs. Harber set the bar awfully high small family in Oakhurst. He can be in 2nd grade. At orientation night, Ms. reached at A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m

Focus on Education HIES opens new science, technology and commons building Hundreds of Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School students and city officials gathered outside the Sandy Springs school on Friday, Aug. 21, for the blessing and formal opening of its new $18.2 million renovation, which includes a new 64,000-squre-foot math, science and commons hall. “The days of driving along Mount Vernon Highway here and not seeing us are gone,” Head of School Paul Barton said during a brief ceremony. “We have an amazing new building here.” The new glass-and-stone-walled, three-story building, which is visible from Mount Vernon, includes math classrooms, science labs, a television production studio for classes in broadcasting, a robotics lab and a 500seat cafeteria. Margaret Reynolds, a 7-year-old second-grader, said she appreciated the new building, in part because it offered something new at each table during lunch. “I think it’s really good,” she said, “because we have our own salt and pepper.” She and fellow second-grader Mac Flinn, 7, helped with the blessing of the Episcopal school building by Holy Innocents Innocents’ Episcopal Church Rector the Rev. Micheal Sullivan. The two students, using laurel branches cut on campus, sprinkled blessed water on the building’s threshold as Sullivan prayed.

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Hundreds of students and supporters watch the formal opening and blessing of the new Holy Innocents Episcopal School math, science and commons building. Second-graders Margaret Reynolds and Mac Flinn sprinkle water on the threshold of HIES’ new building as part of the formal opening of the $14 million building on Aug. 21.

Barton said HIES is now the largest Episcopal Parish School in the country. The school takes in about 1,375 students, school officials said. Bruce Ford, chairman of the HIES

board, said the school started planning the building in 2007. The new building gives Holy Innocents’ “two anchors on our property — the church on the west end and the upper school building on the

east end,” he said. The new building enhances the education offered at the school, he said. “It’s a building to be proud of,” he said.

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PACE 23 PUTS A NEW SPIN ON FITNESS IN DECATUR are two well-known fitness pros who started Pace23 to elevate the level of attention missing from some larger Walk through a gutted, empty gyms. space with exposed ceilings, few walls “In all my years of teaching fitness, and cement floors – it would be hard it dawned on me I couldn’t do it my to visualize a thriving business. Even way as long as I was bound to a larger harder is the courage to make that conglomerate,” Wheeler says. vision a reality. Soon, Laura Wheeler Kinley had her inspirational and Emily Kinley of Pace23 will join moment when she a visited Soul Cycle the entrepreneurial community of in New York. “ As soon as you step in businesses that call Decatur home. the door, it is an experience – lights, “We love the pace of Decatur – the music, video.” She realized heartbeat of it – so we that she was already incorporated that into offering people something the name of our studio,” above par and wanted Kinley says. to take her rich fitness Pace23 is a boutique instructor history and studio featuring indoor pair it with this theatre cycling and TRX style approach. suspension training. Both “As our classes got have become a nationbigger and bigger, I had wide phenomenon as to start turning people more and more people away — even at my 6 a.m. look for a personal touch class, and I have 49 bikes to fitness. As Wheeler in there,” Kinley says. puts it, “…people want to At that point, Kinley go where the instructors Emily Kinley and Laura Wheeler knew there was a need in know their names, and the fitness community not their personal fitness being met. Kinley and Wheeler actually goals.” met through this need. Founders Kinley and Wheeler By Tina Chadwick

“Our clients brought us together. They bounced between two locations to take both our classes,” Wheeler says. “Over time I’ve learned some fitness teachers have this intangible trait that raises the bar – changes the experience. It’s not something you can teach. It is inherent.” So, why not just add classes and keep on teaching? Kinley says she wants to reach those who might be intimidated by the intensity and crowds, or that are new to this type of fitness. “In this setting we have the ability to make each individual feel comfortable and dynamically coach all fitness levels. We really can reach everyone, from the brand new to those

who are endurance athletes.” Asking both what made them take the leap to start Pace23, Wheeler says, “I believe in my self but it took 37 years to figure it out.” Kinley conitnues, “I have so much more to give so I didn’t want to look back later in life and regret that I didn’t do all I know I can.” Pace23 is at 138 New Street. For more information, visit

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PAST AND PRESENT Historic church transformed into new office A historic church in Reynoldstown has been transformed into sleek new office space that honors the nearly century old structure’s design. The Bearden Temple AME Church on Wylie Street languished as an underutilized apartment until architects at Kronberg Wall envisioned its stone façade, choir and original stained glass windows as the ideal setting for the firm’s new offices. Located just steps from the Atlanta BeltLine and MARTA, the Kronberg Wall offices include 2,500 square feet of space for the firm upstairs and 2,000 square feet of leasable office space downstairs. Rows of workspaces now line the nave, while the choir is home to the conference area. “We were first attracted to this church because of its location on the east side of town,” said Kronberg Wall principal Adam Wall. “We strongly believe in urban infill and the continued development of our in-town communities. The characterdefining features and the presence and significance of its architecture were immediately apparent to us. Then we learned more about the building’s rich history and knew it fit perfectly with our desire to build community while honoring the past.” Under the leadership of Rev. J.R.

Gardner, the church was constructed in 1922 of granite quarried at Stone Mountain and transported to the site by horse and buggy. In late December 1950, the church was critically damaged by fire, however, under the leadership of Rev. O.F. Maddox, the congregation quickly rebuilt the church in less than six months. Today, the Bearden Temple AME Church is among the most substantial churches in the district. The gablefront church features twin towers and arched windows across the façade with solid granite walls that are nearly two feet thick. Its 20 custom stained glass windows remain in exceptional condition for all to see. “We found the cornerstone in the mechanical room, and a local blogger was able to provide us with pictures of one of the pastor’s record books with stories about the congregation dating back to 1895,” said Kronberg Wall principal Eric Kronberg. “We discovered that a donkey and a hog, both named Gospel, lived at the church, and we’ve decided that they’ll remain our unofficial office mascots. Our goal is to be good stewards of this historic landmark and continue to maintain a building that portrays such a rich architectural legacy engrained in the Reynoldstown community.”

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The pulpit area of the historic church is now a meeting area, which looks out over the workspaces for architecture firm Kronberg Wall.

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In adapting historic Bearden Temple AME from a house of worship into a house of creativity, Kronberg Wall kept as many of the building’s original elements intact. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m

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The Homestead Atlanta offers heritage skills, sustainability workshops By Clare S. Richie If you crave the satisfaction of making something with your own hands, connecting with your neighbors face to face, or simply love bacon – consider taking a workshop with The Homestead Atlanta. It’s an urban folk school that offers workshops in traditional heritage skills and sustainable innovations. The Homestead Atlanta began in 2012 as a pilot with fiscal sponsor, Georgia Organics. Thanks to a positive community response, course offerings have grown to include blacksmithing, herbal medicine, foraging, woodworking, organic gardening, canning, fermentation, mushrooms, fiber arts, beekeeping, rainwater harvesting, brewing & winemaking, alternative construction, small livestock care, and more. Courses are taught by expert instructors at convenient locations. Founder and Atlanta native Kimberly Coburn approached this calling in a roundabout way. As a child, she loved to read through the John C. Campbell Folk School catalogue. The seed was planted and germinated years later. As a college graduate, her “aha moment” came as she explored yoga and clean eating. “I realized how broken our food system was and thought, what can I do?” Kimberly recalled. She started by establishing Crop Mob Atlanta (now Crop Mob Georgia) in 2010. Crop Mob Georgia connects volunteers to small local sustainable farms that grow diversified crops without chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or much mechanization. It’s a win-win for all involved. The farmers benefit from the community labor and the volunteers are hungry to learn more about agriculture. Through this well-received grassroots initiative, Kimberly got her feet wet with community organizing.

Ultimately, Crop Mob Georgia increased her respect for farmers but redirected her toward homesteading, “where you create for you and your family with extra to share with the community,” she said. She also recognized that the traditional generation-to-generation channels for passing down these skills are disappearing. This urban folk school, however, is not about nostalgia. Instead, The Homestead Atlanta demonstrates that these skills are relevant and forward-looking. To Kimberly, “it’s about living lighter on the land, increased self-reliance, and reclaiming control over what we consume – food, water, and energy.” She calls it human-scale technology. “I don’t know how to build 3-D printer, but I could learn to forge the tools to build a wooden table.” You can find the fall course schedule online at thehomesteadatl. com. There is something for everyone. Highlights include a blacksmith series that meets bi-monthly to create an outdoor cooking set complete with tripod, utensils, camp ax and more. Mushroom guru, Tradd Cotter, teaches a course on foraging, cultivating and medical uses of mushrooms. The Herbalista and Concrete Jungle team up on a ramble from Krog Street Market to identify edible plants and fruit trees in an urban landscape. Or you could learn to cure your own bacon with Pine Street market. These courses are conducted in donated space around the city, but the goal is to find a permanent location. Ideally, a large community hub with a garden, farm, and space to host instructors. Where you can learn skills and also see them in practice. So, try a workshop this fall. “Carve a spoon and see how capable you can be,” Kimberly urges. More than a new hobby, you may find a new way of living.

The Homestead Atlanta founder Kimberly Coburn, pictured at right, is a native of the city, After founding Crop Mob to help local sustaindable farms, she realized that many of the skills once passed down through generations were disappearing. The Homestead Atlanta now teaches glasses on blacksmithing, foraging for and cultivating food, making your own clothes and much more. Photos by James Camp

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Above the Waterline Sally Bethea

The Tip of the ‘Fatberg’ In 2013, a massive “fatberg” weighing nearly as much as a school bus was removed from a London sewer. Water utility officials described it as a 15-ton behemoth of “wrongly flushed, festering food fat mixed with wet wipes.” It broke the sewer and cost more than half a million (ratepayer) dollars to repair, according to The Guardian. A fatberg is a blob-like lump of waste that forms when cooking oil and other fats are poured down household and restaurant drains; the oil congeals and combines with other debris, including wet wipes and sanitary items. The result: municipal and residential pipes can become clogged and in some cases totally blocked. “If fat is like the mortar, wet wipes are the bricks in fatbergs,” noted a London water official. The flow of untreated sewage and wastewater that backs up behind these gooey blobs has to go somewhere, so it spews from the pipes through manholes and cracks and spills into nearby creeks. Atlanta’s Watershed Management Department says that grease and wet wipes constitute about 75 percent of the clogs in city pipes. Last year, the

city spent $4 million to replace two centrifuges that had been compromised by wipes; the overhaul of existing centrifuges can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Despite marketing claims, most wipes do not disintegrate and are not bio-degradable. They are not made to be flushed and typically say so on the packaging, but often in fine print. While wipes have been around since the 1950s, they began to be massproduced in the 1990s, in response to a demand for baby-wipes-for-adults to serve a wide variety of purposes. It has been reported that wet wipe consumption has nearly tripled in the past decade. A Consumer Reports test performed with a lab stirrer revealed that a sheet of toilet paper fell apart after about eight seconds in swirling water, as it was designed to do; however, a ‘flushable’ wipe didn’t even fray after half an hour. So, what to do about this nasty and expensive problem? First, only three things should go down your toilet drain: pee, poop and toilet paper. To properly dispose of your personal wet wipes, place them

A fatberg filled with baby wipes, cooking grease and other waste pulled from an Atlanta sewer.

in household garbage. Kitchen grease should be poured into a jar or coffee can, cooled and also discarded in household garbage. On Sept. 1, I’ll join the City of Atlanta to launch a new campaign to raise public awareness about the proper disposal of wet wipes and grease with a goal of keeping our streams clean and

more money in our pocketbooks. Sally Bethea is the retired executive director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (, a nonprofit environmental organization whose mission is to protect and restore the drinking water supply for nearly four million people.

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CELEBRATION OF LAND Event aims to restore imperiled waterway

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Environmental Heroes Awards to be handed out Sept. 24 GreenLaw, a nonprofit law firm that provides legal assistance to the environmental community, is hosting its annual Environmental Heroes Award celebration on Sept. 24. The event will be held on the top floor of Nelson Mullins at 201 17th Street in Atlantic Station. This year’s honorees will be recognized for helping the environment through public service and dedication to the improvement of Georgia’s natural resources.

2015 Environmental Heroes Honorees:

Environmental Heroes Sierra Club lobbyist Neill Herring and Legislative Chair Mark Woodall Lifetime Achievement Award Sally Bethea, founding member and former Riverkeeper of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper


Ogden Doremus Award for Excellence in Environmental Law Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, Director of the Office of Sustainability for the City of Atlanta and former Executive Director of GreenLaw.

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Atlanta BeltLine receives national park & rec award The National Recreation and Park Association will present the National Partnership Award to the Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership for their collaborative work on the Beltline. To date, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Atlanta Beltline have worked together to improve and add 200 acres of park space in the city. The National Partnership Award is presented to organizations which have successfully partnered on projects which benefit the community, region, state or nation and increase awareness of the importance of parks, recreation and leisure services in quality of life. “The partnership with Atlanta Beltline has been an important part of our mission of building strong communities and a vibrant economy by providing safe and exceptional parks and facilities,” said Amy Phuong, commissioner of Department of Parks and Recreation. The partnership will ultimately result in an additional 1,300 acres of greenspace in the City of Atlanta. The award will be presented during a special reception at the 2015 NRPA Annual Conference in Las Vegas on Sept. 17.

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Atlanta BeltLine to host art and performance By Collin Kelley The sixth annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition, which transforms portions of the 22-miles loop around the city into a temporary art and performance gallery, will run Sept. 12 through Nov. 15. Kick-off for the exhibition will be on Sept. 12 with the annual Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade. This year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine will draw from the Atlanta university community and includes artists from Georgia Tech, Emory University and Savannah College of Art & Design.

Returning favorites include William Massey, who created threedimensional found object-art under Freedom Parkway, Fly on a Wall with its contemporary dance, and Tiny Doors ATL will bring its miniature doorway art to the event. National and international artists will also participate, including muralists Addison Karl and Emmanuel Jarus. Other exhibits include a Bollywood performance and the international travelling Posts for Peace and Justice Project. This year, much of the art focuses on social issues – from poverty to civil tolerance.

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Meet the founder of the BeltLine Lantern Parade is sponsored by Atlanta Medical Center. Anyone who has been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans is familiar with the word The Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade is “krewe;” they are the private clubs who coming this month and Chantelle Rytter throw parades as a gift to the city. Founded wants you to be ready. The longtime in 1999 right here in Atlanta, the closeAtlanta resident is synonymous with the knit group of Grateful Gluttons boasts 45 now-popular annual parade that kicks of members. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine; she has worked “The first year, we were the largest tirelessly over the past several years to see number of people on the Beltline ever,” her vision grow from 500 participants and a Rytter says. “We walked through dirt handful of spectators in 2010 to a crowd of and the weeds were waist high. A krewe over 20,000 in 2014. member’s wheelchair-bound father wanted Rytter is Founder and Captain of to march with us and people helped carry the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, the his chair over the puddles.” organization hosting the parade, which Why is the Lantern Parade so important to Rytter? She answers that question philosophically. “I believe that individual creative participation in civic events is priceless cultural development.” A freelance artist, Rytter believes the homemade aspect of the lanterns Special cannot be overThe Krewe of the Grateful Glutton at last year’s Lantern Parade. emphasized. “The By Barbara Brockway

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heart recognizes what is genuine and it soars,” she says. Seeing the individual expressions of art “charges the ground beneath your feet, it changes the way you feel about a place. A connection is formed.” Rytter admits living in New Orleans profoundly affected her. Describing it as her “soul city,” she fell in love with all things Mardi Gras and wanted to bring a part of that joyous celebration to Atlanta. She mentions the term “second lining,” a reference to the group of parade goers following the marching band and official parade participants or “first line.” The second line is just there to enjoy the music, they have no official role in the club, but they have become a quintessential New Orleans art form, a riot of costumes and dancing. Rytter says the Lantern Parade is second lining at its best. The growth of the parade is a testament to its founder’s hard work. In 2014 there were over 10,000 marchers and more than 10,000 onlookers. With four marching bands booked to play the two-mile route between Irwin Street and Piedmont Park on Sept. 12, Rytter believes the group will be much larger this year. In partnership with the Atlanta Beltline, she is leading lantern building workshops at Ponce City Market. “You can get to know who you’ll be marching with. They’ll see you at the parade and say, ‘hey, I remember you making that bumblebee lantern next to me.’ ”

Lantern Parade founder Chantelle Rytter.

So, if you venture out to watch the Beltline Lantern Parade, you’ll see Chantelle Rytter leading the crowd. And if you want to make a lantern, she’ll show you how at one of her 26 workshops. Rytter wants all interested Atlantans to be part of this special event, whether they want be a dancing reveler or they’re content to watch from the sidelines. The Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade will be held Saturday, Sept. 12. The parade steps off at 8:15 from Irwin Street and marches along the Eastside Trail, ending at Piedmont Park. For more information, go to To sign up for a lantern workshop, go lantern-parade/.

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DREAM ON Flux Night 2015 to be held at MLK Historic Site By Collin Kelley Flux Projects will bring its annual Flux Night event to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site in the Old Fourth Ward on Oct. 3. Flux Night 2015: Dream will turn Auburn and Edgewood Avenues in a giant public art gallery for one night from 7 p.m. until midnight. This year’s event is being curated by Nato Thompson, the chief curator for Creative Time, a leader in producing temporary public art for over four decades in New York City. Thompson said more than 20,000 are expected to attend Flux Night and said the unique setting of MLK’s birthplace will give unique context to this year’s installations. Thompson has selected a diverse and provocative group of local, national and international artists to dream their own dreams and create 10 temporary public art projects for this year’s Flux Night audience. The artists include Sheila Pree Bright, Stephon Ferguson, Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Byete Ross Smith, Kamal Sinclair, Jennifer Wen Ma, Pedro Reyes, Jessica Scott-Felder and legendary musician and performance artist Yoko Ono. Organizers are encouraging attendees to bike to the event (Atlanta Bicycle Coalition will host an onsite bike valet), take UBER, MARTA or ride the Atlanta Streetcar. For more information, visit fluxprojects. org.

A diverse array of artists will display their work at Flux Night 2015. At left: “Bending the Arc” by Jennifer Wen Ma Below left: Yoko Ono Above: “March2Justic” by Sheila Pree Bright At right: “Disarm” by Pedro Reyes


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Dad’s Garage prepares for move to new home Like The Groundlings in L.A. and Second City in Chicago, Dad’s Garage has put Atlanta on the improv map. Dad's Garage has helped launch the careers of such notables as Amber Nash and Lucky Yates, both known for their voice-over work on Archer, and Tara Ochs, who made her film debut in Selma. The company will continue to foster talent as it ushers in a brand new chapter in a new home – a church building in the Old Fourth Ward slated to open on New Year's Eve. Kevin Gillese, Dad’s artistic director since 2010 and an impressive improviser in his own right, talked to INtown about the remainder of the 2015 season while it puts on shows at 7 Stages in Little Five Points and what to expect in 2016. What can we hope to see on 7 Stages' for Dad's Garage this coming season? From Halloween to Thanksgiving, we're running ThanksKilling: The Musical. This show has singing, dancing, blood, and a very homicidal turkey. True to Dad's Garage style, ThanksKilling comes with its own drinking game; a little booze helps this turkey fly. Also in October and November, Dad's will be running the always-popular improv show Murder, She Improvised. Each show starts with a dead character and the improvisers have to figure out/make up the story behind the murder. We’re also partnering with the Alliance Theatre to do a Christmasthemed improv show. Merry *#@%ing Xmas, written by myself and longtime creative collaborator Arlen Konopaki, will include Santa destabilizing the world economy by mass producing goods that nobody really needs, Frosty trying to solve global warming by bringing about nuclear winter, and Scrooge using his time traveling powers to journey to present times and save the day.


Tell us about the new venue and what it means for Dad’s Garage. Transforming a church into a chucklehut has been a huge undertaking, and we haven't even chosen paint colors yet. After losing our home of 18 years in Inman Park [to make way for the Inman Quarter development], we weren't quite sure where Dad's Garage would end up. We definitely could not have done this without the tremendous support of our fans, our community, and even some very generous foundations. All of these groups said that they want to continue a tradition of top-notch comedy and improv in Atlanta. We may not be a Pulitzer Prize-winning theatre, but we still produce work that people want to see in their community. We are really excited to feel like grownup homeowners. Finally. we can have our own space (no more roommates sharing our stage!) that we can make look and feel perfectly “Dad's.” This will give us one central location for our shows, our staff and our community to meet up. Hopefully, this means Dad's Garage will become stronger and more resilient. Unfortunately with great privilege comes great responsibility; this means that we have to take care of overflowing toilets, leaking ceilings, and electrical bills. Yep, we're totally adults now! If there's one thing theaters don't have – it's money. You can continue to support us by donating to our theatre, or just coming to see a show (bring friends, too!). Keeping the arts alive in our community means we all have to be involved with organizations we want to thrive. For more information and to support Dad’s Garage, visit

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And what happens once you move to your new home? Once the holiday shows close, we're moving into our new space in the Old Fourth Ward. We plan to open with a bang (literally, there will be fireworks) on


New Year's Eve. Our NYE shows sell out quick, and you don't want to miss this one! After we've settled into our "forever home" and recovered from an epic "Welcome to 2016" hangover, we're going to roll out some surprises for the rest of our 20th season including Woman of the Year, a female driven sketch comedy show, and 10 Ways to Ruin Everything, a look at humanity’s worst blunders throughout history.


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East Atlanta Strut

Come on out and strut your stuff at the annual music and arts festival held in the heart of East Atlanta Village at the intersection of Glenwood and Float Shoals avenues. This one-day extravaganza will take place on Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Attractions include a classic car show, live music, an artist market, kids village, food and beverages, and the famous Strut Parade, which steps off at 2 p.m. at Glennwood and Patterson avenues. For more information or to volunteer, visit

Candler Park Fall Fest

The Candler Park Neighborhood Organization presents the 15th annual festival on Oct. 3-4 with live music, local food vendors, a 1980s-themed 5K race (dress for the decade!), kids zone, home tour and more than 150 artist booths. Featured entertainers include Gringo Star, Blair Crimmins & The Hookers, Smithsonian (The Smiths tribute band) and Clashinista (The Clash tribute band), Bogey and the Viceroy, Tray Dahl and the Jugtime Ragband, Webster, Guru Fish, Squirrelheads and 4th Ward A.K.O. For more details on the entire event, visit

Atlanta Greek Festival marks milestone with ‘opa’ Celebrating its 40th anniversary this fall, the Atlanta Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Clairmont Road offers a chance to embrace the spirit of “opa.” “Opa is a joyous expression meaning you are ready to dance, eat, and have a good time,” said cathedral member Tassie Portulas. Forty years ago, Portulas and other church volunteers such as Nick Economos wanted to find a way to promote their Greek culture and to help the cathedral build a multipurpose building on campus. Some members of the church board came up with the idea of hosting a festival after learning of the success of a similar Greek festival in another state. Reflecting back on their very first festival, Portulas said it is a joy to see the number of visitors has remained consistent through the decades with more than 25,000 people typically expected during the annual four-day event. Midtown resident David Swann said he and his wife and friends have attended the festival several times in the past including last fall. “We plan to attend this year as well,” he said. “It is one of our favorite events.” Proceeds from the festival go toward covering the maintenance of the church’s buildings, Portulas said. A percentage of the revenue is donated to a local charitable organization. This year’s festival runs Sept. 24-27. Visit for more information. –Martha Nodar

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new mavericks- women in FILM By Isadora Pennington In the world of professional film production, women directors and executives are relatively hard to find. With a ratio of more than 9 to 1 males to females in influential roles in the industry, it is through self-promotion and education that organizations such as New Mavericks hope to change these statistics. The Atlanta Film Festival has been an integral part of putting Atlanta on the map as a film city for more than 30 years. In early 2015, the festival officially announced the New Mavericks series. The program seeks to showcase and encourage films by women, for women. In its first year, the program has already received significant praise. Beyond the annual film festival, New Mavericks has quickly expanded to include year-round workshops, meetings, social events and more. Last month, Synchronicity Theater in Midtown hosted the inaugural New Mavericks Film Series. Synchronicity, a theater that stages contemporary plays, dance performances, independent films & arts education programs, was a good fit for the festival and played a vital role in the success of the weekend. Rachel May, producing artistic director of the theater was in attendance throughout the weekend and expressed many times her excitement and support for the program. The weekend featured screenings, workshops, a raffle, Q&A segments with directors, and opportunities for creative collaboration through networking. Behind the scenes of the festival is a team of skilled and passionate women. “This was our first time hosting a New Mavericks screening outside of the annual festival,” explained Kristy Breneman, New Mavericks board member and Creative Director of the Atlanta Film Festival. Breneman said the program has evolved from humble beginnings, the name and concept originated from a shorts block during the 2012 Atlanta Film Festival, and has grown by leaps and bounds since. “Now it has blossomed into a year around initiative to support and highlight work directed by women, while providing resources to females involved in various aspects of filmmaking,” Breneman commented. “New Mavericks aims to be an inclusive space where women who work above and below the line in film can come together, support one another, and collaborate,” said Christina Humphrey, New Mavericks board member and Atlanta Film Festival Senior Shorts Programmer. She said while many of the participants and members of the group are professionals currently working in

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the field, the year-round programming is open to all experience levels. “Essentially, we’re trying to not only get more women involved in the Atlanta film scene, but women making films featuring strong female characters.” Humphrey curated a shorts block called the Herstory of the Female Filmmaker, which featured Kelly Gallagher’s film by the same name, as well as an impressive selection of hardto-find short films produced by some of cinema’s earliest female pioneers. Brantly Jackson Watts, Atlanta Film Festival Filmmaker in Residence, New Mavericks Chair and board member, hosted FEMLANTA, a screening of shorts by local filmmakers. “The response we have received from the filmmaking community has been amazing,” Watts said. Watts is also a fixture during the monthly meetups at Java Vino in Poncey-Highland, social events that allow for networking and brainstorming. “My favorite part of the monthly meet ups is scrolling through the Facebook comments after each event, one woman said her lips were chapped from smiling so much,” she said. In addition to screenings and networking, the weekend also featured a kid’s animation workshop presented by Marisa Ginger Tontaveetong and Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA) Atlanta. Participating kids got the opportunity to storyboard and animate the story of Jack & Jill. “I hope that the young girl sitting in the back of the room feels inspired to tell her stories and find her voice, or that a talented female director connects with an amazing lady cinematographer to create something special,” Breneman said. Director Leah Meyerhoff flew down from her home in New York for the screening of her film “I Believe in Unicorns” and provided an insightful and captivating Q&A. Meyerhoff is also the founder of Film Fatales, an international group of female filmmakers who have produced a feature length film. The opening night film, a screening of “Watermelon Woman,” brought in experts O.K. Keyes and Karli Wells of the University of South Carolina, and Kiesha Webb and Bri Carter of Southerners on New Ground who discussed the film and its significance after the screening. The New Mavericks group meets on the third Wednesday of each month upstairs at Java Vino starting at 7 p.m. In addition to regular meetings and screenings, the group also aims to compile a resource list and directory for the members to encourage continued collaboration. For more information and a list of upcoming events, go online to

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Top, Rachel May, Producing Artistic Director of Synchronicity Theater. Middle, clockwise from top left, series pass pickup, Brantly Jackson Watts talking about the FEMLANTA shorts block, Leah Meyerhoff and Kelly Gallagher participate in a lively Q&A with the audience, and of course popcorn for the true theater experience. Below, filmmakers Kelly Gallagher and Leah Meyerhoff donned unicorn horns and posed as the credits rolled through after the screening of “I Believe in Unicorns.”

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Your family’s most comprehensive online guide to arts and cultural entertainment Visit for more upcoming events. Visual Arts Light In Dark: Artists play with the lighter side of dark and surrealistic works in this exhibition from the Healium Center. Closes September 9. Free. healiumcenter. com Soft Eyes: Whitespace Gallery presents the work of a cross-generational group of artists working in various disciplines and modes of representation bound together by the concept of “soft eyes.” Closes September 12. Free. From the Village to Vogue: The Modernist Jewelry of Art Smith: See jewelry by acclaimed African-American jewelry designer Arthur “Art” Smith in this exhibit featuring work from the 1940s to the ‘70s alongside period photographs and Smith’s shop tools. Closes September 13. $12 to $19.50. Brendan Carroll: Decals: Atlanta artist Brendan Carroll’s second solo exhibition plays off of hero worship in today’s culture with a reference to stickers once used to help firefighters identify children’s bedrooms in an emergency. Wednesday through Saturday. Free. Designers, Makers, Users: 3D Printing the Future: See how 3D printing technology is enabling design breakthroughs across architecture, fashion, healthcare and aerospace at this Museum of Design Atlanta exhibit. Tuesday through Sunday. $8 to $10. Discover DaVinci & Michelangelo Side by Side: On loan from the Museum


of Leonardo DaVinci in Florence, Italy, this exhibit illustrates the startling genius of the two Renaissance masterminds. Daily. $14.95 to $18.95. Chinese Master Artist I-Hsiung Ju: The works of I-Hsiung Ju show the refinements and delicate strokes of Chinese calligraphy, alongside his multi-foot epic paintings at this exhibit. Tuesday through Sunday. $10 to $12. Howardena Pindell: The work of pioneering artist Howardena Pindell returns to Spelman College after it first debuted her work in 1971. Tuesday through Saturday. $3. Resettling in America: Georgia’s Refugee Communities: The CDC Museum explores the challenges of resettlement and the resiliency of refugees living in metropolitan Atlanta as they build new lives, identities, and a sense of community. Monday through Friday. Free. museum The Waters and the Wild: Alen MacWeeney Photographs of Ireland: The Carlos Museum explores the work of photographer Alen MacWeeney, who found inspiration in W.B. Yeats’ poetry as well as a group of Irish Travellers. Tuesday through Sunday. $6 to $8.

Cymbeline: Full of plot devices reminiscent of “Othello,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “As You Like It,” this Shakespeare tale illustrates The Bard’s power over audiences. September 12 through September 27. $15 to $34. A+: Based on interviews with Atlanta teachers, administrators, parents and kids, this new play depicts the changing face of Atlanta education after a freak snowstorm keeps students and teachers overnight at an elementary school. Opens September 17. $20 to $30.

Performing Arts One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: The Alliance Theatre’s season opener is a powerful American drama that explores the beauty and danger of being a free spirit in a closed system. September 2 through September 20. $20 to $68. Big Top Out The Box Circus: This animal-free circus combines skillful illusion with daring acrobatics for a one-of-a-kind circus experience. September 3 through September 6. $21 to $32.50. Rodrigo y Gabriela: Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero come to The Tabernacle for a concert of world-meets-rock acoustic guitar music with a Mexican twist. September 9. $35 to $45. Stupid F*cking Bird: Actor’s Express presents an irreverently hilarious loose adaptation of “The Seagull,” in which a passionate young director fights for his art while competing for the affections of a beautiful young actress. Opens September 9. $26 to $40.

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Winter Journey (Winterreise): The Atlanta Opera opens its 2015-16 season with a theatrical version of Franz Schubert’s famed song cycle about unrequited love, set against a moving image backdrop. September 12 through September 20. $35 to $45.


of his as he hosts and performs with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. September 18. $29.50 to $99.50. Charlie Wilson: Nine-time Grammy nominee, showman extraordinaire, hitmaking singer/songwriter Charlie Wilson brings his soul music to Chastain Park Amphitheater for one night only. September 19. $39.50 to $75.50. Chloë Agnew ‘An Irish Heart’ Live in Concert with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra: The youngest and one of the original members of the music group Celtic Woman joins the Atlanta Pops Orchestra for a night of Irish song and dance. September 20. $15 to $50. The Tortoise, the Hare, and Other Aesop’s Fables: The Center for Puppetry Arts uses puppetry, circus skills and original music to present some of Aesop’s most famous fables. Closes September 20. $16.50.

MACWEENEY WIC LOW TREES The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, England: One of the most acclaimed adult choirs in the world comes to Atlanta for one special concert at The Cathedral of St. Philip. September 18. $10 to $35. Kristin Chenoweth: Actress and recording artist Kristin Chenoweth has effortlessly transitioned between stage, television, and film over the past decade. September 18. $45 to $125. cobbenergycentre. com

Southern Comforts: In a sprawling New Jersey Victorian, a taciturn Yankee widower and a vivacious grandmother from Tennessee find what they least expected, a second chance at love. Opens September 25. $15 to $30. Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea On The Run’: Madea is at it again in this Tyler Perry stage play, but this time she’s running from the law. September 25 through September 27. $35 to $85.


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Community Calendar September 2015 To submit your calendar listings, please email details to Fall Pop Up Market – Saturday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Love the BeltLine? Come out and support local makers at the fall installment of Root City Market. This recurring event features local vendors, handmade goods, live music, snacks and drinks. Taking place on the same day as the Lantern Parade along the beltline, this event is a welcome addition to make for a day full of BeltLine fun. Free and open to the public, suitable for all ages. Stove Works, 112 Krog St. For more information, go online to Monster Drawing Rally – Saturday, Sept.12, 1-4 p.m. Watch local artists in action as they draw original works in front of your eyes. This live art event features approximately 75 local artists and is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition titled “Sprawl! Drawing Outside the Lines.” Works that are made during the event will be for sale that day only for $75 each. The Monster Drawing Rally is made possible by the Gundmund Vigtel Works on Paper Fund and is free with museum admission. The High Museum, 1280 Peachtree St. NE. For more information, go online to

Insta Eat Up & Pop Up Shop – Saturday, Sept. 19, 2-6 p.m. Made Again, the shop and gallery of exclusively sustainable products from Atlanta artisans in Inman Park, will host Insta Eat Up & Pop Up Shop, a foodie pop up presented by Eat Here ATL. The event will feature local food vendors, musicians, artists, and more. Free entry, costs vary for vendors. Made Again, 299 N. Highland Ave. NE, Suite H2. For more information, go online to or call 404-893-0300. Fall Salvage – Sunday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Indie Craft Experience presents the fall Salvage event at Yaarab Shriners. This recurring market features more than 40 vendors both handcrafted and vintage, local foods, DJ Zano, swag bags for the first 100 attendees, and a vintage style competition. $5 entry, cash only, free for kids 12 and under. Yaarab Shriners, 400 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE. For more information, go to Mid-East Festival – Saturday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, September 20, 12-6 p.m. The St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church will present the 41st annual Mid-Eastern Festival celebrating heritage and traditions through food, music, and dancing. Traditional Arabic folk dancing, a cultural fashion show, and an extensive menu make this a fun cultural event for all ages. St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church, 2045 Ponce de Leon Ave. For more information, go online to

Reynoldstown Corn Hole Tournament – Saturday, Sept. 12, 3-6 p.m. Occuring during Reynoldstown’s R-Town Throw Down, this second installment provides an opportunity to win prizes and a trophy for teams of two and individual players as well. All proceeds from the tournament benefit Friends of Lang-Carson Park for the development of the Manigault Play Lot. Registration for single players is $15 each or $30 for teams of 2. Pre-register by emailing before 1 p.m. on the day of the tournament. Lang-Carson Park, 100 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta, 30316. For more information, go to String Fling Gala – Saturday, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. The 21st annual String Fling Gala thrown by the Center for Puppetry Arts will take place at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead. This black-tie-optional event will feature puppets, cocktails and a live auction benefitting the Center’s arts-infused outreach programs, such as Field Trip Sponsorship. Individual tickets start at $200 each. Grand Hyatt Buckhead, 3300 Peachtree Road NW. For more information, go online to or email Exquisite Corpses – Tuesday, Sept. 15, 8:30 p.m. Professional and amateur artists alike are invited to join in a tournament of surrealist drawing. An exquisite corpse is achieved by folding a piece of paper into even parts for each participating artist, minimum 3 players per page. The goal is to collaboratively draw a figure or creature without seeing the drawings of your team members. At the end, all is revealed and you see your creature in full. Suggested donation of $5 to participate with proceeds going to Murmur’s DIY Resource Center. A trial run starts at 8:30 p.m., and the official tournament starts at 9:30p.m. Although teams can enter more than one entry per round, you can only win once. Each round has a theme and the winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. Prizes increase each round and include zines, tapes, DIY art packs, gift certificates, and bar tabs! Elmyriachi, 1950 Hosea L Williams Dr. NE. For more information, go to El Gallo: The Rooster – Friday, Sept. 18, 7-10 p.m. Local artist and SCAD professor Ann-Marie Manker will display new works in an exhibition at Whitespace Gallery. Manker’s figurative works are colorful, eccentric, and otherworldly. Free and open to the public. Whitespace Gallery, 814 Edgewood Ave. NE. For more information, go to or call (404) 688-1892. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m

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Ponce City Market’s Food Hall has wow factor By Collin Kelley Members of the Atlanta media were invited to Ponce City Market in late August for a tour of the still-underconstruction Central Food Hall and The Roof. Michael Phillips, president of PCM development company Jamestown, led the tour and talked about the roll out of the restaurants. Sadly, no photos were allowed, but suffice it to say the Central Food Hall has some serious “wow factor.” The hardwood floors from the former Sears & Roebuck building are still intact, the massive central support columns are ringed with circular tables and bar stools, giant crates have been repurposed as directional signs, and the wrought iron spiral staircase to the second level of the food hall is a fantastic centerpiece. Phillips said the food hall eateries would begin opening mid-September and continue rolling out into November. All of the restaurants are under construction. A peek inside Tasty China revealed one of the massive support columns wrapped by a giant dragon sculpture, while Chef Jonathan Waxman’s yet-to-be-named


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TASTE OF ATLANTA Thousands expected in Midtown for annual food festival More than 40,000 people are expected for the 14th annual Taste of Atlanta on Sept. 25-27 at Technology Square in Midtown. Visitors will have the chance to sample food from more than 100 restaurants along Spring and 5th streets. The three-day festival explores the city’s unique neighborhoods by sampling tastes from the chefs and bartenders that give each area its own creative energy. There will also be interactive cooking demonstrations on four main stages, live entertainment and familyfriendly activities for food lovers of all ages. The weekend kicks off with a special Friday night kick-off party at 7:30 p.m.

with the theme “The Bucket List: Food To Try Before You Die.” On Saturday, festival hours are noon to 7 p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. New this year is a wristband ticket with technology embedded inside that will allow foodies to enter the festival gates and pay for bites, brews and souvenirs with just a tap. General admission is $27 in advance or $37 at the gate (which includes 10 taste points). VIP tickets are $77 in advance or $87 at the gate and include 10 taste points, admission into the Food, Wine, Beer and Cocktail Experience and a souvenir tasting glass. For more information about Taste of Atlanta, visit

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went to the salad bar. Chama Gaúcha is As someone interested in modern or home to a 360º ice bar: a square covered even experimental cuisine, it’s been a long on all sides by elegantly hard-packed time since I bothered with a Brazilian crushed ice, atop which are embedded a steakhouse. What self-respecting cuttingwide variety of cold items. You can treat edge diner goes to a place like that, right? it like tapas, make a salad, or just peck After eating at Chama Gaúcha, which has around for interesting things. Hearts been open in Buckhead for three months of palm, seasoned mozzarella, smoked now, I feel a little dumb for having salmon, sun-dried tomatoes, jumbo forgotten the merits of such a place. asparagus, five olive oils, marinated The downside of a regular steakhouse mushroom caps, a parmesan wheel as is the commitment required. Enjoy your big as your head, et cetera. My wife went giant rib eye while trying not to think nuts over a heaping about the New York pile of sweet shrimp strip you almost ordered cocktail, and I dabbled instead; don’t covet thy around with a basil lime neighbor’s truffled mac n’ sauce that went great cheese while sulking into a on everything. Every your own mixed vegetable item was of the utmost medley. A Brazilian ant freshness. Vegans can steakhouse is always easily get their money’s going to be superior to worth without ever that because of the sheer touching meat or bread. number of foods you can try. Chama The bread! Small, gorgeously doughy Gaúcha works the way all these places popovers with a faint hit of parmesan. work: you order beverages, hit the salad They’re hollow, so don’t worry about bar, then feast on a million different cuts getting full before the parade of meats. of meat that are carved table-side, and There’s a card on your table and when maybe if you exercise a great deal of selfyou flip it from red to green, the servers restraint you can make it to two bites of appear with a dozen usual cuts and daily dessert. The difference between those specials. Meanwhile, your table accrues a other places and Chama Gaúcha is one of pile of accompaniments. Sauces: horsey, both quality and hospitality. mint jelly, chimichurri, salsa. Sides: One of those other places is actually mashed potatoes, fried polenta cakes, just down the block, but Chama Gaúcha fried bananas. When you realize you’re is 10 bucks cheaper at about 40 bucks for too full for dessert, you’ll be glad for that dinner and 25 bucks for lunch. The food fried banana. and beverage quality was excellent. Our We could talk about the specific server suggested a caipirinha, Brazil’s meats, but why? You go to a Brazilian national cocktail, similar to a margarita. steakhouse so you can try everything and They don’t use a mix for the lime juice – get a little meat-drunk. Every bite was several times I had to unclog my straw cooked to perfection and the char on the because of pulp, which adds brightness to outside was just right. My wife dug the the drink so your taste buds won’t burn bacon-wrapped sirloin and I couldn’t get out. enough of the beef ribs. To each their It’s misleading to say that we then

own, again and again until you give up and turn your card to the red side. The beauty of the service at Chama Gaúcha is that at first they won’t take red for an answer. This is Brazilian hospitality! Your server is there to direct the flow of food and to ask you seven times if you’re sure you can’t eat one more bite. We’d thrown in the towel before the kitchen got cracking on some sausage, so our server totally charmed us into flipping that card back to green. Nobody was pushy; everybody was super nice and attentive. You can bring your finicky grandmother here – or your no-nonsense boss, your gluten-free friend, your table of 25 people where seven of them are always late. Indeed, we’re going back very soon. Megan Volpert lives in Decatur, teaches in Roswell and writes books about popular culture.

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By Isadora Pennington It’s funny to me now, looking back on what an incredibly picky eater I have always been, that as an adult I love curry so much. It’s my sister, Sascha, who is to thank for introducing me to Indian food and expanding my cultural foodie palate back in middle school. I have many fond memories of steamy, spicy bowls of curry shared on cold winter days in Somerville, MA with her after school. There are far too many delicious restaurants to include them all here, so I sampled just a few of my personal favorite Indian restaurants here in Atlanta.

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Quick Bites Open Hand will host its 12th annual culinary-focused fundraising event – Party in the Kitchen. The event will be held at American Spirit Works, 199 Armour Drive, on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. Organized by Chef Kevin Rathbun, Chef Gerry Klaskala, Kim Klumok, Stewart Little and Mary Williams, guests will enjoy an evening of music, cocktails and exquisite cuisine prepared by some of the city’s most talented chefs and mixologists with an opportunity to bid on silent and live auction items that include travel and entertainment packages. Tickets to the main event are $250 each. To purchase tickets

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Bert’s Big Adventure Restaurant Week will be held Sept. 1420. The event will benefit the nonprofit that offers trips to children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. Participating restaurants will include Avellino’s Pizza in Brookhaven and Decatur, Buttermilk Kitchen, YEAH! Burger in West Midtown and VirginiaHighland, Suwannee Park Tavern in Suwanee, 1Kept in Buckhead and all locations of Taco Mac, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina and Stars and Strikes Family Entertainment Centers. Atlanta’s Best Cellars Dinner will be held Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the InterContinental Buckhead. Attendees will drink rare wines, listen to live music by Class Act Band and eat a fourcourse meal prepared by Guest Chef de Cuisine Jérôme Grilhot and Executive Chef Didier Lailheugue. For more information, visit The annual Great Atlanta Beer Fest at Turner Field on Sept. 26 from 3 to 8 p.m. The event will feature 200-plus beers, ciders, and 30-plus wines. There will be live music with the Geeks Band, college football on big TVs, fun and games on Scout’s Alley and around the event. Advance tickets are $40, $45 after Sept. 17, and $55 day of event. Tickets can be purchased at

Tickets for Sunday Supper South, an annual family style Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner, are available now. The event will be held Nov. 1 at Ponce City Market. Guests will gather around large, communal tables under the historic building’s original train trestle to share a family style meal representing the rich culinary talents of the South. Funds for Sunday Supper Southdirectly benefit the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program as well as local and regional culinary nonprofits. Tickets are $250 for James Beard Foundation members and $275 for non-members. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit

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Drew Van Leuvan, executive chef and owner of Seven Lamps, and restaurateur Billy Streck have opened Tavernpointe at 1545 Peachtree St, Suite 101. The restaurant offers classic food (steak, lobster, sandwiches, tacos, pasta) made with fresh, local ingredients. Juice Bar, the juice, smoothie and healthy food café, will open a new location in Virginia-Highland this month. The eatery offers a selection of fresh juices, smoothies, salads and snacks. For more information, visit

Mason Tavern is now open at 1371 Clairmont Road in Decatur with Chef Jason Hall leading the kitchen. The menu includes ocally sourced ingredients and seasonal inspirations like piggy mac & cheese, barely cured tuna nachos, beer cheese and duck confit. For more information, visit masontavernatl. com.

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Revelator Coffee Company has opened its first Atlanta outpost in the Elan Westside Apartment building at 691 14th St. with a simple menu of its specialty seasonal coffees, tea, and foods from local artisans, including H&F Bread Company, Flora & Flour and Queen of Cream. For more information, visit Restaurateur Justin Anthony (10 Degrees South, Yebo) plans to open Cape Dutch, a contemporary steak and seafood kitchen, in the Morningside neighborhood this month. The restaurant will be located at 1782 Cheshire Bridge Road.

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Tiny houses are all the rage right now, with television shows devoted to their construction and local social groups dedicated to sharing tips and news about the movement. Pictured above, in the first two photos on the top row, SCADPads built and designed by students at Savannah College of Art & Design were the city’s first introduction to the possibilities of micro-housing. The other photos showcase a wide varity of designs and styles for tiny homes, many of which are built on trailers to make them portable. As seen on HGTV’s Tiny House Hunters and fyi channel’s Tiny House Nation, these small homes can boast ultra-luxury finishes or be completely off grid with solar power.


Will Atlanta become a new epicenter for micro-living? By Collin Kelley If you watch HGTV or the fyi channel, chances are you’ve seen one of the many programs touting the tiny house movement. Homeowners are downsizing to live in a few hundred square feet or building a movable tiny home on small pieces of land – or even the backyards of friends and family. Tiny houses can be incredibly affordable – $40,000 to $60,000 seems to be an entry level price – and are customizable for whatever the homeowner might want – bigger kitchen, bigger bedroom, larger sleeping loft, for example. Some tiny house building go “off the grid” running their small home from solar power, rain catchment systems and compost toilets. Atlanta got its first taste of what micro-housing might look like thanks to the innovative SCADpads built last year by students in the parking garage of the Savannah College of Art and Design in Midtown. The 135-square-foot homes challenged emerging artists and

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designers to push the limits of adaptive reuse, sustainability, furniture design and intelligent home systems. Of course micro-living is nothing new in bigger cities like New York and London, where a 225 square foot apartment in a hot area can fetch $200,000 and up. But there’s also been a movement toward creating microapartments for students, seniors, singles and the homeless. The tiny house movement has been stymied in metro Atlanta thanks to the building codes requiring at least 750 square feet for a single-family home. However, that might be about to change. Last month, the Atlanta City Council approved legislation introduced by councilmembers Kwanza Hall and Carla Smith to conduct a feasibility study into the construction of tiny houses and micro-unit apartments in the city. According to Hall, the study would help identify impediments to smaller housing and apartment footprints in the city code. The study would also help increase the variety of housing stock across the city. Hall said in most Intown

neighborhoods there were plenty of large single-family homes and one- and twobedroom condos and apartments, but not enough “starter home” or “efficiency/ studio” options. By allowing a smaller housing or apartment footprint, it would make homeownership more obtainable for many. Hall said there was a misconception that the tiny house movement is driven strictly by young people. He said baby boomers and seniors are also looking to downsize, especially as savings diminish. Hall was on hand last month in Little Five Points as the TV show Tiny House Nation constructed a tiny house on wheels on Euclid Avenue. After the unveiling, it was moved to a piece of land in north Georgia. The interest in the tiny house movement was evident to Will Johnston, who founded the meet-up group Tiny House ATL. More than 600 have joined and anywhere from 60 to 70 people show up each month to discuss tiny house ideas. Johnston said micro-housing is an

important component to making cities sustainable for the young and old. He worked with Hall and Smith on putting together the language for the feasibility study legislation. “I envision tiny homes and microhousing along the Atlanta BeltLine,” Johnston said. “It would help build a more walkable community.” He recently attended a tiny house event in Colorado where 40,000 people showed up. “It’s definitely more than a fad,” he said. “Tiny houses have caught the attention of those who want to live differently.” Johnston recently relocated to Boston, where he’s working in television broadcasting, building is on tiny home in a converted Airstream trailer and has been appointed to the National Tiny House Association. For more information about Tiny House ATL, visit tinyhouseatlanta. com or on Facebook at tinyhouseatlanta. Writer Jemille Williams contributed to this article. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m



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A New Life for an Old Building By Melody Harclerode Take a historically rich, yet underutilized commercial building in a booming Atlanta real estate market, and be prepared to hear about proposals to completely demolish the structure. Once a modest two-story office building at the corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Juniper Street, the Gulf Oil Building by architect I. M. Pei could have taken this course. Now a ninety-eight year old Fellow in the American Institute of Architects for his accomplishments in the field of architecture, Pei received acclaim with his design for the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library in Boston; and the Louvre Pyramid in Paris. Before the accolades, Pei designed one of his first projects in 1949 far from the limelight of Paris. The Gulf Oil Building in Atlanta building expressed the Modernist style of architecture that would typify his future work: a minimalist approach to ornamentation and strong clarity and simplicity in the design. In spite of its architect and the interesting history, the Gulf Oil Building

lost its appeal to office building tenants over the past decade lacking amenities, such as restaurants and retail spaces. However, its prime location in Midtown as a site for new infill development added uncertainty to the future of this structure. Rather than a complete destruction of this landmark, Davis Architects and the developer Faison Enterprises pursued an alternative approach for the underutilized building. The Gulf Oil Building was taken apart: window by window, marble panel by marble panel, and steel column by steel column. For months, the site of Gulf Oil Building was barren until contractor Balfour Beatty Construction reconstructed the main façade of the historic building as part of a new multi-family project called 131 Ponce. The reconstructed portion of the old building is now used as the clubhouse and leasing office for the remaining 280unit development. Since its demolition, the loss of the original Gulf Oil Building has aggravated historic preservationists, some architects, and architectural buffs. Rather than seeing the destruction as a total defeat, the rebuilt building can be seen as a partial victory. At the least, the 131 Ponce project acknowledges

Top photo: Iconic architect I.M. Pei’s design for the Gulf Oil Building on Ponce de Leon Avenue has been partially preserved as part of a new apartment complex, 131 Ponce. At right: A historic photo of the Gulf Oil Building.

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Petition started to preserve historic telephone building A petition to save the historic Bell Building in Downtown Atlanta already has more than 1,000 signatures and growing after it was revealed that Georgia State University wants to demolish it to make room for a parking lot. The former Southern Bell telephone exchange building constructed between 1907 and 1922 was where Atlanta’s first dial tone originated from. The Atlanta Preservation Center, which has the structure on its list of city’s most endangered buildings, said the Bell Building at 25-27 Auburn Ave. is ripe for renovation and redevelopment and could become homes, offices or retail space. Georgia State University said it would cost more than $18 million to renovate the Bell Building, which has been empty for decades, and is full of asbestos and other hazardous materials. At press time, Creative Loafing reported that the City of Atlanta would move to block demolition of the historic structure. For more about the building and efforts to preserve it, visit SaveTheBell. org.


The Bell Building on Auburn Avenue as it looks today, right, and a rendering of what it could look like after renovation. Georgia State University wants to demolish the historic structure for a parking lot.

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New mural brings life to Lang-Carson Lang-Carson Park is tucked away in Reynoldstown adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine. The community group, Friends of Lang-Carson Park (FOLC), has undertaken a huge project to help renovate the property. Most notably, there is a covered basketball court that has fallen into disrepair over the years, often littered with trash, the walls a blank, lifeless grey. Earlier this summer, FOLC began on a revitalization attempt with the help of artist Joshua Rae Stephens. Joshua, seen above, has been working on the mural with an aim of making this space a welcoming location for the kids who play ball there and the families who bring their children to the park just steps away from the court. Often pulling his figures from people he knows in the neighborhood or family members, the mural has evolved to more accurately represent the Reynoldstown community. The community has also mobilized to aid Joshua in his work, with community clean-up and painting days organized by FOLC. The group hopes to have the mural completed in time for the Reynoldstown Throw Down in mid-September. A t l a n t a I N t o w n P a p e r. c o m

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Real Estate Briefs

John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods is completing its latest project, luxury townhomes called 120 West Wieuca. The 3,800 square foot townhomes include options for sky terraces and elevators and are a short walk from Chastain Park.

Rents in the Atlanta metro are growing more than twice as quickly as the rest of the nation, according to a report from Apartment List. Same unit rents have increased 6.2 percent over the last year compared to 2.7 percent nationwide, based on 2 bedroom units. Although Atlanta itself is more expensive than the rest of the country at $1,300 for a 2 bedroom, prices in the Atlanta metro are considerably lower, at just $940 for the same sized unit.

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Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta announced that Brent Hill, Realtor, has recently joined the company as a Real Estate Advisor. Hill is a full service Atlanta real estate professional who has been working with buyers, sellers and investors in real estate transactions spanning all types of properties and price ranges since 2009. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years, followed by two years as a civilian in the U.S. Army, Hill has used his financial expertise and in-depth understanding of the local and regional real estate markets

Atlanta-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices recently presented the inaugural Mayors Cup Golf Tournament, benefiting Sunshine Kids Foundation, which provides children with cancer positive group activities. Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis served as Chair of the Tournament, held at Dunwoody Country Club and its 7.040 yard long course which Willard Byrd, famed golf architect of over 100 Southeastern courses, designed in 1965. Dan Forsman, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, welcomed players and sponsors, and introduced Shannon Malone, Director of the Sunshine Kids Foundation, and Mike Dausch, Head Pro of the Club who organized the Scramble Tournament. As players teed off, guests enjoyed Brad Denton’s Trick Shot and Comedy Show on the driving range. At the Awards Presentation and Reception, sponsored by the Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco law firm, Sunshine Kids representatives Ebony Clark and Cabeesh Buffington were applauded for their dedication, while Dan Forsman presented a check to the Sunshine Kids Foundation of $53,500 from the Tournament.

Kevin White, founder of, has joined City Living LLC as Managing Partner. City Living is Atlanta’s Real Estate Boutique offering over three decades of expertise in the Intown Atlanta market. City Living’s goal is to take the real estate experience to the next level with truly customized services. Due to an aggressive push by the sales team and high demand for luxury condos in Atlanta, iStar Inc. has sold 10 units, totaling $22.1 million, this year at The Residences at the Mandarin Oriental in Buckhead. The team, led by exclusive listing broker Karen Rodriguez, has completed $38.2 million in sales at the property since taking over the project in January 2014.

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Greystar Real Estate Partners has opened Elan Lindbergh, a collection of elite apartment homes located at 741 Morosgo Drive and situated between Sydney Marcus Boulevard and Lindbergh Drive. The property, which broke ground November 2013, is already moving in new residents and is now available for prospect tours. The 358-unit Elan Lindbergh includes a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom homes ranging from 576-1,034 square feet and priced from $1,125-2,490.

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Swan Coach House Flea Market is Sept. 17-19 The Forward Arts Foundation (FAF) will hold its annual Swan Coach House Flea Market, commemorating FAF’s 50th anniversary, on Sept. 17-19 The annual event opens with a festive Preview Party on Sept. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. The Market will be held on Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All events are held in the lower level parking lot at the Atlanta History Center. Admission to the Flea Market is free and open to the public. Preview Party tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Preview Party tickets are limited and may be purchased at 501auctions. com/2015fleamarket or the Swan Coach House Gift Shop. All proceeds benefit the visual arts in Atlanta through the programs of the Forward Arts Foundation. Call (404) 261-9855 for more information.

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Swan Coach House 2015 Flea Market chairs Liza Jancik and Landon Lanier flank honorary chair Jane Lanier (center)

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Bring your friends and family to enjoy a jam-packed weekend of exciting Greek dancing, delicious food and pastries, Cathetral tours, children’s rides, arts and crafts, along with some fantastic shopping and so much more!

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APARTMENT WATCH New units on the way or under construction By Collin Kelley

September 19, 2015 Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead

Where local farmers and chefs meet to prepare a unique, locally-grown four-course dinner while raising funds to support the March of Dimes mission: to ensure that all babies are born healthy.

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It seems like every day we hear about a new apartment complex going up somewhere around Intown. Here’s an update on a few we’ve had our eye on this summer.

Hannover West

Hannover West Peachtree

The former site of a Checker’s drivethru at West Peachtree, 10th and Spring streets is quickly being transformed into Hannover West Peachtree. The six-story complex with more than 300 units will also have more than 14,500 square feet of groundfloor retail space.

The Brady

Perennial Properties has opened The Brady at 930 Howell Mill Road. The property has 230 apartments and roughly 9,000 square feet of retail space sited on a ridge with great views of Midtown and Downtown. It’s also near some of the Westside’s best restaurants like The Optimist, Octane, Bocado and bartaco. For more information, visit

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Yoo on the Park

The Trillist Companies has announced that above ground construction has begun on YOO on the Park, a 25-story luxury apartment building adjacent to Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta. Located at 207 13th Street, the building will have 245 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, as well as approximately 1,070 square feet of ground-floor retail space. YOO will begin leasing when the property tops out in spring 2016, with occupancy expected for late summer 2016. For more, visit wheredoyoolive. com.


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Mill Creek Residential is developing this 29-story apartment at the corner of 8th Street just before the Downtown Connector. A rooftop pool and dog park are some of the amenities at the 435-unit complex.

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Ardmore & 28th

Reservations are now available for Ardmore & 28th, South Buckhead’s new, brownstoneinspired, boutique rental community. Surrounded by a canopy of trees, the property will feature 165 total homes, including eight townhomes for rent. Move-ins are expected to begin in October. For more information, visit

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Annual show and expo returns Sept. 11-13 The 32nd Annual Fall Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo will bring more than 300 exhibitors showcasing some of the newest and most innovative home products and services at the Cobb Galleria Centre Sept. 11-13. Along with a roster of exciting speakers – headlined by architect and designer John Gidding of HGTV – visitors will be able to find out more about the tiny house movement and the popular Beer Garden will return to support Hope Atlanta, the programs of Travelers Aid. “Here in Atlanta, we are fortunate to enjoy year-round outdoor living,” said Michael Schoppenhorst, president of SEMCO and director of the John Gidding Atlanta Home Show. “Throughout the Show, but especially in the Outdoor Living Expo area, our exhibitors will present innovative ideas about how to integrate indoor and outdoor spaces and smoothly transition from one to the other. Attendees will be able to learn about the latest products and services for inside and outside the home including kitchens,

baths, porches, decks, pools, outdoor kitchens, landscaping, heating and air conditioning, insulation, fireplaces and so much more.” Expert speakers throughout the three-day event include national and local experts such as Walter Reeves, Joe Washington and Dave Baker, in addition to John Gidding. On Sept. 11, members of Atlanta’s housing industry (Realtors, contractors, interior designers, landscapers, etc.) will be admitted for free (with business card at the show entrance) courtesy of PMC Building Materials. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 12, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 13. General Admission tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Show’s entrance and online at Children age 12 and under and adults age 65 and older (with I.D.) are admitted free. Military personnel and First Responders receive a free ticket with the purchase of one general admission ticket (with I.D.). Onsite parking is free. The Cobb Galleria Centre is located at Two Galleria Parkway.


Tiny homes will be a big part of the Atlanta Home Show as the movement continues to take off around the country.

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Development firm Third & Urban has bought up a collection of warehouse buildings in the up-and-coming SweetWater Design District. The project, known as Armour Yards, will create a mix of offices, restaurants, and entertainment space. Above are renderings of the 255 Ottley Drive project; the two middle right photos show the exterior and interior of 120 Ottley and the bottom photo is 165 Ottley.

Armour Yards project moving forward Third & Urban, a real estate development and investment firm, has purchased four warehouse buildings with three more set to close by the end of the year in the up-and-coming Armour/Ottley industrial area adjacent to SweetWater Brewing Company and American Spirit Works. Through assemblage of the seven warehouse buildings, Third & Urban will create a mixed-use development with office space, restaurants, a coffee shop and entertainment options. The 275,000 square feet of warehouse

buildings were chosen for their access to I-85, Piedmont Park, future Atlanta BeltLine and Path 400 trail access and their proximity to Buckhead and Midtown. The $70 million redevelopment, called Armour Yards is scheduled for completion by mid2016. The development will be part of a community of businesses and organizations called the Sweetwater Design District. “We’ve spent considerable time studying a lot of progressive office product in west coast markets over the past year— airy, approachable campuses in urban settings with a focus on community and

quality of life,” says Pierce Lancaster of Third & Urban. “TAMI tenants (tech, advertising, media and information) have largely driven this shift, but we think the appeal is universal, and growing rapidly in the Southeastern U.S.” Leasing for Armour Yards is being led by Jeff Bellamy, Brooke Dewey, and Liz Koteles of JLL. Gay Construction has been selected as general contractor for the first phase of development, with architecture by Smith Dalia Architects and Kronberg Wall. For more information, visit


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Mural artist King Pig has completed his biggest projects yet: painting the entire East Lake Auto building with a big , colorful swirling moasic. “This one was a whopper,” King Pig said of the project.

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The view from the 18th floor of the Equitable Building in Downtown looking northwest. The mix of old and new, plus Collin Kelley the SkyView Ferris Wheel, make for a colorful landscape. Manuel’s Tavern in Poncey-Highland unfurled this banner from its roof wish- Squint and you can see Kennesaw Mountain in the distance. ing former President Jimmy Carter a speedy recovery after his diagnosis with cancer.

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OAKHURST – A classic bungalow with hardwood floors throughout, formal living room with fireplace, bright eat-in kitchen, a bonus room, great room addition with dining area. 2Bed/1Bath $395,000 FMLS:5580035 Sherry Warner 404-784-8848

LAKE CLAIRE – Four sided brick traditional on one of Lake Claire’s best streets. Open floorplan with a cathedral ceiling in the living/dining room to kitchen with solid surface counters. 4Bed/2Bath $429,900 FMLS: 5529642 Mike Kondalski 404-234-9379

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LAVISTA PARK – Tastefully updated and maintained. Open floorplan w/gorgeous hardwood floors, high ceilings, crown mouldings, tons of natural light. 4Bed/3.5Bath $439,000 FMLS:5580251 Erin Fye 404-771-9822

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