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CONTACT US ATLANTA INTOWN MEDIA, LLC Hyperlocal news print | online | social media www.AtlantaINtownPaper.com Twitter: @ATLINtownPaper Wendy G. Binns OWNER & PUBLISHER (404) 586-0027 wendy@atlantaintownpaper.com Collin Kelley EDITOR (404) 586-0102 collin@atlantaintownpaper.com Annie Kinnett Nichols COPYEDITOR Elizabeth P. Holmes PRODUCTION/GRAPHIC DESIGN (404) 586-0027 X106 elizabeth@atlantaintownpaper.com CONTRIBUTORS Cameron Adams, Margaret Anthony, Kate Atwood, Sydia Bell, Pamela Berger, Anne Boatwright, Kyle Brooks, Ann Taylor Boutwell, Tina Chadwick, Patrick Dennis, Brigette Flood, Christine Fallucco, Mary Harrington, Walt Harrison, Clare Richie, Laura Turner Seydel, Shandra Hill Smith, Tim Sullivan, Thom Volorath, Gregory Wallace, Ally Wright DISTRIBUTION (404) 586-0027 SUBSCRIPTIONS Send a $15 check to Subscriptions, Atlanta INtown, 634 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306 or read our free e-Edition online at AtlantaINtownPaper.com. SUBMISSIONS Queries about freelance articles can be made to Collin Kelley, collin@atlantaintownpaper.com Atlanta INtown, 634 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306.

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INtown’s Office Has Moved: 634 North Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306

CONTENTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD Editor’s Letter ...........................................4 Environs Honored ....................................4 INtown’s New Office .................................5 A Look Back .............................................6 Street Art Proposal ...................................7 Living by Giving ........................................8 Health Briefs ...........................................10 Intown Runaround ..................................10 Keep It INtown:Buckhead ......................12 Street Fashion ........................................14 Pets.........................................................16

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We’re pretty sure you have plenty on your plate this holiday, which is why we turn to take-out this month. Bravo to you if you have time to make a three-layer cake or homemade pimento cheese. If not, there are solutions starting on page 32. With the time saved, call your friends and start the hunt for cool gifts at some of the many holiday shopping events around town. We’ve rounded up a big list beginning on page 24, including Cathedral Towers Flea Market & Bazaar, Chastain Park Arts Festival, Revival of Vintage and others. And, all month long you can also stay on top of more happenings with INtown’s Twitter (@ ATLINtownPaper).  As we wrap-up another deadline here at the INtown office and approach Thanksgiving, I’m mindful of how much I appreciate our staff and what we do. Our editor, Collin, just had his 10th anniversary and he has mastered the art of squeezing-in last minute items, editing, writing, Tweeting and juggling calls and emails. He does his work with earnest. This is what long-time INtown writer Ann Boutwell wrote to me and wanted to share:  “After ten years, Collin Kelley’s simple email signature continues to gain my respect, fondness, and make my day. His quick, targeted responses such as, ‘it’s okay,’ ‘good job,’ and ‘so sorry,’ followed by his smiley, definitely improves this writer’s attitude and assures confidence. Simplicity and word economy are the two skills Collin’s editing has helped me reach a higher level of storytelling. Thanks, Collin, for helping my ‘looks back’ look so good.  Looking forward to ten more – Ann :=)” Happy Thanksgiving, Intown! Wendy Binns, owner & publisher


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The Urban Farmer ..................................18 Holiday Recycing ...................................18 Laura Turner Seydel................................19 Eco-Briefs ...............................................19


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THE STUDIO Holiday Guide ........................................23 Intown Datebook ....................................24 MJCCA Book Festival ............................27 Atlanta PlanIt ..........................................28 RAW art ..................................................30 The Thinking Artist ..................................30 Cosplay Creations ..................................31

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NEWS YOU CAN EAT Holiday Take-Out ....................................32 Quick Bites .............................................36 Frozen Pints............................................36 Cooking Traditions .................................38 Thom’s Diner ..........................................39

REAL ESTATE Buckhead Atlanta ...................................40 Real Estate Briefs ...................................41 Walmart’s Inroads ..................................42


On the Cover:

Andy’s House .........................................43 Lifecycle .................................................44 Revival of Vintage ...................................45 Gardening ..............................................46

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IN the Neighborhood FEATURES, NEWS & EVENTS

Environs residential honored by city

Editor’s Letter Collin Kelley Moving to a new space is never easy. Atlanta INtown’s move from Inman Park to Poncey-Highland in October was positively hellish – from the broken down truck to having to block part of North Highland Avenue to unload our office (sorry, motorists!). And who knew we had so much stuff? We had been cleaning out, throwing away and recycling for a month ahead of the move – we were going to be lean and mean. It’s only during and after the move that you realize so much more could have been jettisoned. But now that we’ve settled into our new home, we love it. Sharing space with Scott Lowden and his photographer friends is a treat. With the hardwood floors, high ceilings and lots of light coming in from the windows, we’ve found ourselves being more productive, seeking out new places to lunch and getting to know our neighbors. There’s also much to be said for having excellent, in-house photographers. Piece of Cake dropped off the pumpkin cake on the cover and Scott jumped into action styling the shoot and giving publisher Wendy Binn’s round up of holiday take-out goodies some visual punch (starting on Page 32). Thank you, Scott! Another part of our move also gave us the chance to re-organize our archive of past issues. We lamented over the many Intowners we’ve lost over the years and smiled at the progress this city had made. Obviously, we’re already thinking about INtown’s 20th anniversary coming up in 2014 and we plan to do something extra special by dipping back into our archives to share some of the most interesting and heartwarming stories. In the meantime, the holiday season is officially here with Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s happening in quick succession. We’ve got a guide to this month’s events and happenings on Page 23, to help you sort out your calendar. I hope everyone has a good Turkey Day, no matter if you’re cooking up the big meal or giving yourself a break and going out for dinner. IN

Dawn Landau and Terry Kitts, owners of Environs Residential, were recently honored by the Atlanta City Council for donating a piece of property to help redevelop Lang Carson Park in Reynoldstown. Landau said Environs had purchased the lot on Wetherby Street as part of the national Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) with plans to develop a home on the site. As the developers were preparing pre-sale marketing, they were approached by the city parks department about donating the property. “Lang Carson Park sits in the middle of the block and has very little street exposure,” Landau says. “Our lot now creates an entrance way to the park from Wetherby.” Landau said the NSP grant program was meant to stabilize declining neighborhoods and said she couldn’t think of a better way to revitalize the community by giving the residents a new park. “Frankly, the park stabilizes the neighborhood more than another house,” Landau says. “The park benefits the residents and also increases property values.” Environs isn’t totally out of the picture yet. Landau and Kitts will be doing some prep work on the property to get it ready for the city to come in and make it the new park entrance. IN


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After five years in the Inman Alley building on Krog Street, Atlanta INtown has moved its offices to Poncey-Highland. We’re conveniently located in Highland Row, next door to Youngblood Gallery and Highland Inn. Our new address is 634 N. Highland Ave., 30306. Take note of the red door on the left side of the picture: that’s our shared entrance with Scott Lowden Photography, who we will be sharing space with in our new home. If you’re coming to visit, 15 minute parking is available in front of the Highland Row shops and there is plenty of parking in the lot next to Highland Inn. Ring us on the call box so we can let you in. Moving back to Poncey-Highland is a sort of homecoming for INtown. The magazine began its incarnation as 30306 nearly 19 years ago. We’re back in the neighborhood – come by and say hello! IN

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A Look Back Ann Taylor Boutwell – a work in progress by sculptor Gutzon Borglum – was then the featured attraction. Nov. 4, 1939: A terse telegram brought long-awaited news from MGM’s Howard Dietz to Atlanta’s Mayor William Berry Hartsfield. The message said that the Gone With the Wind world premiere would be at the Lowe’s Grand Theater on Friday, Dec. 15 at 8:15 p.m. Hartsfield immediately notified Life Magazine urging them to start making plans to cover it. He sent out special invitations to the southern mayors in surrounding states and mailed additional invitations to thousands more. Nov. 1-7, 1924: For one week an illuminated billboard in Manhattan’s Times Square beckoned millions of passers-by to visit Atlanta. The sign graced the Broadway entrance to the old 16-story Claridge Hotel at 44th Street (destroyed in 1972). The Atlanta Chamber’s City Builder magazine said architect H. Van Buren Magonigle designed the display, which depicted the image of an open history book. It read: ATLANTA, GA. 876 Miles From Here. The additional 36-word verbiage boosted the city’s delightful climate and splendid hotels. Stone Mountain’s Confederate Memorial

Nov. 11, 1889: Gov. John Brown Gordon signed legislation limiting mill workers to 11 hours per day or 66 hours per week. Nov.14, 1833: Francina Cameron Austell was born in LaGrange, the night the Leonid meteor showered stars on Georgia. Reared by parents Emily Castleberry and James Hawthorn Cameron, she graduated from the LaGrange Female Institute, now LaGrange College. Troup County documented her marriage to Alfred Austell, an East Tennessee native on May 31, 1853.

He was 39 and she was 20. From 1854 to 1875, she bore six children—three daughters and three sons, two of which died in infancy. After moving to Atlanta in 1858, the family settled in a home on Marietta Street where she continued to live until her death in April 1917. The site today is the State Bar of Georgia headquarters at 104 Marietta Street. Prior to the Civil War, Alfred founded the First National Bank. In 1863, she tended patients at the Wayside Hospital with the Atlanta Ladies Hospital Association. After the war she continued her service work with First Presbyterian, Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association, Atlanta

Pioneer Women, and the Daughters of the Confederacy. When Alfred died in 1881, she and the children commissioned the Austell Mausoleum. On April 18, 1917, Francina at age 82 was laid to rest on the high knoll in Oakland Cemetery where currently five generations of Austells, Thorntons, and Kennedys are interred. Nov. 21, 1967: Mayor Ivan Allen designated the Downtown intersection in front of the Lowe’s Grand Theater and across from the Atlanta Carnegie Library as Margaret Mitchell Square. Standing on a ladder, Allen hoisted the new signage marking the location where Pryor Street, Forsyth Street and Carnegie Way merge into Peachtree Street. Nineteen years later on Oct. 29, 1986, Kit-Yin-Snyder’s first permanent piece of public art, invoking the Tara plantation from Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind, was dedicated in the prominent triangular plaza. IN

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She Said Yes!

The Intowners give thanks to our   longstanding family of buyers and sellers

A street art wedding proposal

_ Virginia Highland

Editor’s Note: So many readers were taken by Kyle Brooks’ Art on the BeltLine cover art for our September issue, we wanted to update you on something else special the artist did in Atlanta. This wall is at the split of Custer and Eastland off of Moreland in East Atlanta area.

From the blog of Kyle Brooks, blackcattips.com/blog I painted a wall. It is a special wall in a not so special kind of spot. It took me a while to find a wall I could paint. I asked around East Atlanta. Some said yes; some said maybe. I finally found a good spot near my neighborhood. I guess this one was meant to be. I painted the wall in a few days. I had a lot of folks walk by and ask me what I was doing. I had permission from THE MAN so I wasn’t scared. I had a guy try to sell me super giant t-shirts and a couple people ask me for change. One guy tried to sell me a laptop computer. One man asked me for fifty cents. One woman drank a beer in a bag and watched me stand on my ladder. I got a sunburned arm. I saw a lot of yellow jackets. I used some spray paint and some brush paint. I took Pup with me. I cut some bushes down with a handsaw. A couple days after I finished I took Maria for a walk. We ended up at the painting. She spotted my wall from up the street. I tried to play dumb and not see it. I asked her to be my bride and she said YES. I smiled a lot. She smiled a lot too. We laughed and had to sit down in the grass and calm down. We felt dizzy. Time to celebrate. Life can be simple. Life can be tough. Life seems to always be interesting. Life can be good and happy. IN

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Kate Atwood November means its election time. With the future of our nation on our minds, it’s a good time to remember how fortunate we are to have the freedom to vote for our leaders. For kids who aren’t old enough to vote, their voice becomes their primary tool as citizens of our community and our nation. Jeff Romig’s passion is around developing this voice and through his nonprofit, Involvement through News and Civics (Inc), he is providing a platform for kids in Atlanta to tell stories that impact their lives. Tell us a more about the non-profit you founded, Inc. Inc champions young citizen journalists who tell the stories that impact their world. Our Storytelling through Social Media Awards is an opportunity for young adults, 14 to 22, to earn recognition and modest financial rewards by telling these stories and sharing them through social media. I believe each of us, regardless of educational background, professional affiliation or socioeconomic status, deserves to be able to effectively share positive civic experiences to inspire others and create change. My vision is to instill storytelling skills, an ability to navigate one’s community and the confidence in young adults that encourages them to find their voice in their community.

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You are involved in a lot of civic and charitable programs around Atlanta. Why is giving back to the community so important to you? I genuinely want to make a difference in our world. I use my own experiences as a storyteller and as a child who lost a parent as the groundwork for making a difference through Inc and Kate’s Club, my two nonprofit passions. The rewards I’ve received through my work with both organizations are fulfillment from making a difference for young adults and continued personal

growth as a leader in Atlanta. What made you decide to start this organization and really have an impact in our community? Inc was born in June 2005 when I was a journalist covering Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy Carter Work Project in Benton Harbor, Michigan. My initial idea was to provide lower income families with free newspaper subscriptions. This idea grew into Inc’s Family Reading Initiative, which we operated through 2010. Unfortunately, the growth model wasn’t sustainable, so we stepped back in 2011, reorganized and recreated Inc around its current model. Our Storytelling through Social Media Awards program empowers, recognizes and rewards young citizen journalists who will ultimately impact their communities as active citizens and perhaps even as professional journalists later in life. I know starting-up a non-profit business is tough stuff; what is the most challenging part? The most challenging part is the ability to be patient. Building a foundation for Inc is the goal for this year, but infrastructure isn’t very sexy or exciting. I find myself taking deep breaths and being challenged in situations to not put the cart before the horse, no matter how many great ideas you might have for this vision. The rewards, however, far outweigh the challenges! How you can learn more and get involved: • Visit www.newsandcivics.org • Follow Inc on Twitter @newsandcivics and “like” the Involvement through News and Civics Facebook page • Spread the word by telling your friends about Inc. IN For more about Kate Atwood, visit kateatwood.com

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Health & Wellness Briefs

INtown Runaround

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has added four pediatric cardiologists to the Children’s Sibley Heart Center. Specialized in caring for patients with congenital and acquired heart disease, Ritu Sachdeva, Christopher J. Petit, Fred H. Rodriguez and Michael J. Woolf bring their expertise to one of the nation’s leading pediatric cardiac centers. Hundreds of cancer patients, caregivers, community members and public officials, including Gov. Nathan Deal, celebrated the grand opening of Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, the newest CTCA hospital just outside of metro Atlanta. The 226,000-square-foot, fully digital hospital focuses on complex and advanced-stage cancer. cancercenter.com The Atlanta Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine has opened a new location at 1401 Dresden Drive. Led by Dr. Tasneem Bhatia, the center offers both conventional and alternative medicine. atlantaholisticmedicine.com Piedmont Heart Institute has named Dr. Charles B. Ross, who is board-certified in vascular surgery, as the new chief of vascular and endovascular services. Ross is available at Piedmont Heart Institute in Buckhead Monday through Friday and is accepting new patients. (678) 904-7750. IN

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Cabbagetown Walkers Cabbagetown resident Barb Keeney Harper owns and operates the popular Milltown Tavern with her sons Chris and HJ McGinness. But every Thursday evening she leaves the business to the boys and sets out a-walking with a burgeoning group of like-minded enthusiasts.

21-25 miles per week. If someone believes, running is their only way to fulfill exercise then walking won’t work. Walking works for me as much as running. I see running as a chapter of my life and walking as a new chapter.

You were an avid runner who both ran and even trained others for marathons right? I loved all kinds of running for 28 years – from daily exercise to popular marathons all over the USA. Running fulfilled my desire to be outside and I liked the reward of setting and making goals. I enjoyed paying it forward by coaching others to succeed with marathons. I was a volunteer and participant with the Galloway Marathon Program for several years.

And of course out of your enthusiasm the Cabbagetown Walkers were born. Tell us about the group. The Cabbagetown Walkers enjoy exercise, connections with friends and beer. Some my closest friendships in Cabbagetown have started with the Cabbagetown Walkers.    

But then you made the switch to walking? I’m a baby boomer and for many years the doc reminded me the pounding of running will catch up. It did! I ran the Mercedes Half Marathon in Birmingham, came in second for my age group and was in pain. I saw the x-ray of my hip and got the message.  Ouch. But now I see you out all over the place, taking the city by foot and you are in great shape. How many miles per week do you log?

How many years does the group have under its belt? In February the group will be five years old. At the time, I was new to Cabbagetown. There was a very active running group that met at Milltown every Thursday evening. They were my example. I put out an invitation on the community news group. The first week no one showed. I walked. I put out the invitation again and Lynne Splinter showed with an umbrella. It was cold and rainy. We walked and talked for two miles in the rain. I knew this would work. I kept inviting people and more and more walkers came.  I remember that first week. You set out by yourself and came back with a big smile. I knew at that

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moment that the idea would catch on because it was obvious you were going to persevere. If someone reading this wants to join you what do they have to do? We meet every Thursday – rain, snow and sunshine – at 7 p.m. in front of Milltown. We leave, promptly at 7, so be on time. The runners could probably use some strong leadership like that. How far do you all generally walk each Thursday evening? Ever make any stops along the way? 3 to 4 miles or 1 to 1.5 hours. We have a pub crawl every anniversary year. Have you ever had to discipline anyone for walking too fast or too slow? The group takes care of themselves. The fast go fast and the slow go slow! All seem to find someone to go their pace.

What’s the preferred beverage of choice for the group post-walk? Protein shakes?  guava juice? Beer and at the end of the walk the famous chant from Hash House Harriers, “Near Beer.” Milltown Tavern also serves as the host and starting point for the Romp & Stomp 5k. The Intown Running & Walking Scene thanks you heartily! It has been rewarding to support the runners and walkers with water, beer and a meeting place.  Being the starting point for the Romp & Stomp has been a small way for me to have that feeling you get when you are in a race. Love it. I want to be an example, a leader, and inspire others to enjoy walking and running.  IN Read more from Tim at timmydaddy.com.


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We asked Birmingham native and current Buckhead highrise resident Margaret Anthony, pictured above, to talk about her favorite things in the community. Here’s what she told us.

Why I Love Buckhead

I love Buckhead because it’s not what people imagine it to be. If you remember what Buckhead was like when it was the crazy party capital of the South, you need to visit again. Buckhead is transforming from a party district to an everything district. There’s still plenty of partying, but there’s also plenty of shopping, arts, events and – one day – there may even be a Buckhead Atlanta (once known as The Streets of Buckhead).

Where to Eat

If I had to pick my last meal, a top contender would be the filet at Chops (buckheadrestaurants.com). This Buckhead Life mainstay just gets better with time. Watershed (watershedrestaurant.com) is the newest addition to Buckhead’s restaurant scene – a total revamp of the downtown Decatur favorite. Don’t miss the (stillon-the-menu) Very Good Chocolate Cake. The Tree House (treehouseatlanta.com) is a hidden gem with a tiny, neighborhood-sized bar and patio, off the beaten track, with good sandwiches and cold beer. I spend more nights than I can count at The Elbow Room (elbowroomatlanta.com).

The patio is fun with summertime cookouts, while the pool table interior is a sports-lover’s dream. Plenty of TVs to keep you occupied.

Where to Shop

Palas Jewelers (palasjewelers.com) was seen on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, but also on the wrists and fingers of Buckhead’s finest folks, Palas has such a range of beautiful pieces at all prices, there’s truly something for everyone. Miller Brothers Ltd. (millerbrothers.com) should keep the man in your life busy while you shop for gems and jewels. The club-like atmosphere is so welcoming, even the guy who hates to shop will find his next great wardrobe with the help of Greg and Robby. No visit is complete without a pass through the myriad of goods at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza (simon.com) The new streetscaping makes the walk between the two across busy Peachtree Road bearable and even pleasant.

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All my neighbors are at Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market (peachtreeroadfarmersmarket.com) and you should be, too. In the fall, the holiday gifts and chef demos are perfect weekend pastimes. It’s held every Saturday morning through Dec. 15. The Lighting of Macy’s Great Tree on Thanksgiving night is also a must. Don’t sit this one out. IN

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Giovanni Giovanni is an amazing, older gent who has seen a thing or two in his time. At the time he was found by animal control, he was so skinny that every bone in his body was visible. Since coming to UPP, he has plumped up considerably and is now wonderfully healthy. Gio would do best in a household as an only dog. While he is not fond of cats or other dogs, he loves all people, especially children, and welcomes as much human play and affection as he can get. He walks well on leash, responds to multiple commands, and is eager to please. For more information, contact Urban Pet Project at urbanpetproject@gmail.com or at (404) 815-5536. You can also visit them at UPP’s Midtown headquarters at 720 14th St., Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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which provides pet care including free food, basic veterinary care, and support to the companion pets of senior citizens as well as critically ill and disabled Atlantans. palsatlanta.org.

Brushstrokes, Gayborhood and David Atlanta brought renowned video producer, DJ and ultimate diva Chi Chi LaRue in for Atlanta Pride last month and helped raise $1,100 for Pets Are Loving Support (PALS). Net proceeds from merchandise sold during Chi Chi’s visit supports the nonprofit,

Lyn Weakley Interiors is having a Holiday Open House on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 4-8 p.m. featuring Jennifer Pickens, author of Pets of the White House. Pickens will sign books and a percentage of that night’s sales will benefit the Atlanta Humane Society. atlantahumane.org. IN


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Pattie Baker encourages community gardening By Anne Hampson Boatwright

Pattie Baker may look like another full-time mom who writes and gardens on the side, but she’s changing the world one environmental project at a time. The author, website creator, and sustainability advocate wasn’t always an expert. Her life changed with an intentional shift after the 2001 terrorist attacks. Following a successful corporate career, the New York native settled into stay-home motherhood, freelancing on the side. After Sept. 11, she imagined the country would launch a food security program similar to World War II’s Victory Gardens, but it didn’t happen. Knowing she never wanted anxiety again over food supply, Baker planted a kitchen garden in her back yard. The garden grew and she opened it to neighborhood kids as a teaching tool. Eventually her vision extended to the larger Atlanta community to help supply food to groups in need. She became engaged in teaching people to feed themselves nutritionally and locally even in an urban environment. In 2009, she helped found a 60-plot community food garden and led a sustainability commission for the newly established city of Dunwoody; both are still active today. The motto of her website Foodshed Planet (foodshedplanet.com) is “Local Action. Global Traction” and her recent book, Food for my Daughters, contains creative tips for simplifying, going green, sustainable living for children and recipes. Baker has been published or reviewed in numerous local and national publications including Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and O Magazine. Not all of her projects are mapped out in advance; some launch spontaneously, like Operation Pear Tree. Noticing a city tree’s fruits dropped in the street, she organized volunteers through online notifications to salvage the produce. They donated 567 pounds to a local food pantry and re-purposed the waste stream. And Watermelon Week was her initiative to deliver watermelons to Fugees Family Camp, a program for refugee child survivors of war, in Clarkston. Each project builds her confidence even when she’s forced outside her comfort zone. “Trust the journey,” she says. How does Baker get such quick and effective results? She cites blogs, social media, and email linking as highly successful methods of creating buzz about projects. Baker is also skilled at fostering business and community partnerships to make things happen. Combining her professional corporate content writing with her personal interest of telling sustainability stories, she accomplishes three goals: it pays the bills, companies’ bottom

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lines increase, and people are moved to action. When successful, her work affords her time to volunteer for her “passion projects.” Humbly, she sees herself as a “very small stone in the pond.” One of latest projects is blogging as a garden ambassador for Farmer D. Organics, a farmsupporting garden center run by Daron Joffe in north Decatur. Her efforts help extend the social reach of Joffe’s work. But she’ll always have her hands in the dirt. Even her writing and conversation has an earthy authenticity. Couple that with modern sensibilities and technical savvy and you get major changes. “I love that there still exists power to do good with the pen…errrr... keyboard,” Baker says. IN

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Holiday Recyling Reduce, reuse, re-purchase when shopping this season By Mary Harrington The holiday shopping season is a good time to remember the four R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle, and re-purchase. The first R – Reduce – is a reminder to observe your purchasing habits so you avoid buying products with too much packaging that must be recycled or non-recyclable packaging that must be disposed. The idea is to have the smallest amount of material that must be recycled or disposed when the parties are over.

When it comes to gifts, consider giving experiences instead of things. If you do give a gift, use gift bags or recyclable gift wrapping (not the non-recyclable foil paper!) that can be re-used or recycled. There are many other ways to reduce packaging: buy products in bulk so you end up with one big container instead of many small containers. Also consider making your own snacks instead of buying prepackaged snacks, wrapping sandwiches in festive reusable wrappers and packing lunches and left-overs in reusable containers. Reuse is another important practice to implement. Look over your possessions to see if there are things in good condition that you no longer need or use that someone else might need or use. Donate those things to Good Will, Better World Books, the Salvation Army or other re-use organizations (always check to make sure you know which items they will take) instead of putting them at the curb for disposal. Your donations might make someone else’s holiday brighter. Recycling is a great habit to have, but buying recycled (Re-purchasing) is a necessary component of sustainable recycling programs. When buying, look for the “Made Using Post Consumer Recyled Material” message. “Post consumer” means the product was made from material collected from recycling programs. When you buy things with this message you are supporting recycling collection programs and supporting a more sustainable lifestyle. IN


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Build It and They Will Recycle As we deck the walls with twinkle lights, wrap oodles of presents, and plan our festive holiday parties, it is important that we are conscious of our impact on our planet during these merry times. Did you know that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans throw away an extra million tons of garbage each week? Get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions by pledging to do your part to keep our landfills free of extra refuse by reducing, reusing and recycling as much holiday merriment as possible to ensure many happy holidays to come. On average, each holiday season we dispose of 8,000 tons of wrapping paper, 38,000 miles of ribbon and almost 2 billion greeting cards. Kick off your eco-holiday by prepping your home with the new City of Atlanta 96-gallon recycling carts for bottles, cans, corrugated cardboard and other recyclable items that are bound to accumulate (for a list of approved items or to get a recycling bin, visit atlantaga.gov). You can also cut back on wrapping waste by getting creative. Around our

house we love wrapping presents with the comic section of the newspaper, pages from magazines and even old maps from past road trips. We also save holiday greeting cards and “upcycle” them to become tags for our gifts. And why not make the packaging part of the gift? Wrap presents with a colorful scarf, holiday sweater or a cool keepsake cigar box. Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to get a new TV or computer this holiday season, but what should you do with your old electronic equipment and Styrofoam blocks? Keep Atlanta Beautiful (KAtlB) has set up two recycling centers where you can dispose of tough-to-recycle items such as Styrofoam, paint and electronic equipment like TVs, computers, monitors and ink/ toner cartridges. Paper shredding is also available on-site, and any paper shreds are then recycled. These recycling centers have already been an immense success. So far in 2012, KAtlB has collected 163,000 pounds of electronic equipment, 932 pounds of Styrofoam, 56,000 pounds of paper and

Join your fellow Atlantans in keeping our city clean and beautiful by dropping your tough-to-recycle items off at either of the locations below: In Buckhead, the drop-off location is at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2715 Peachtree Road, NE, the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In the Old Fourth Ward, the drop-off location is at The Walden School, 320 Irwin Street, the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please check KAtlB’s website for a list of approved items before coming by the recycling center. Also please note that for some items, such as old TVs and paint which require special handling, you will be charged a small disposal fee. Visit keepatlantabeautiful. org for more details. 3,183 gallons of paint. This is all material we have kept out of our landfills. This year, create traditions that incorporate these eco-friendly practices so that each year you and your family can do your part to keep the planet healthy and happy! IN For more holiday tips, please visit lauraseydel.com.

Eco Briefs PEDS is encouraging Atlantans to report broken sidewalks, faded crosswalks and dysfunctional signals through it’s Hazard Reportint Tool. Visit peds.org for more and to file a report. The City of Atlanta’s Better Buildings Challenge and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport have received special recognition from the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper for their “Best in Business Class” water conservation efforts. Best Price Boxes, which sells gently used boxes, now has a location in metro Atlanta at 1774 Founders Parkway. Owner Pete White said the goal is to offer customers less expensive moving boxes, as well as allowing customers to sell back their boxes when they are finished. “Our hope is to keep more boxes out of the landfills and save our customers money at the same time,” he said. bestpriceboxes.com The 6th annual Race 2 Recycle 5K Run/ Walk to support Keep Atlanta Beautiful will be held Nov.17, 8:30 a.m. at Piedmont Park. WSB’s Jovita Moore will emcee the award ceremony. Kids, strollers and dogs welcome. keepatlantabeautiful.org. IN

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Business & Retail Briefs

Downtown route on schedule for late 2013 opening

The project is already generating “tremendous foot traffic” for local businesses, says spokesman Tom Weyandt . By Gregory Wallace Work continues toward the completion of the Atlanta Streetcar in Downtown in late 2013. The East-West route, currently under construction, will run 2.7 miles beginning at the King Center and following Edgewood Avenue to Centennial Olympic Park before looping back around via Auburn Avenue. The route will provide a total of 12 stops that will connect major tourist destinations and local business alike The streetcars themselves are state of the art, low floor vehicles, powered by a single overhead electric trolley wire. The vehicle maintenance station for the streetcars will be located under the I-75/85 overpass along Edgewood Avenue. Much work remains to be done on the project, according to City of Atlanta senior transportation advisor Tom Weyandt. One example cited by Weyandt: over 15,000 utility lines of varying types must be cleared or rerouted from the path of the rail line. Fortunately, the nature of the city’s contract with URS, the company building the line, allowed them to begin construction while design details were still being finalized. This greatly accelerated the process, as evidenced by the construction present along future real_atlanta_ad2.pdf 1 the 10/18/12 route. C



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The project has attracted enormous interest from both the corporate world and the local community. New ownership has taken over the Equitable Building along Peachtree Street in anticipation of the streetcars, and Waffle House plans to add a key location on the Centennial Park side of the route. The project is already generating “tremendous foot traffic” for local businesses, said Weyandt. “From the Purple Door Salon to Harold’s Pizza, the whole area is being completely revitalized,” he commented. The ultimate goal of the project is to close the transportation gap between Downtown and the Atlanta BeltLine with the initial phase including a direct connection between the streetcars and the Peachtree Center MARTA Station. “As it expands,” said Weyandt, “we’re providing increased connectivity, and increased opportunities for educational institutions, jobs, and so on.” The streetcar project is a collaborative public-private partnership between the City of Atlanta, MARTA, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, the Federal Transit Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation. IN To keep up with the progress of the streetcar project, visit atlantadowntown.com.

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InComm, which provides technologies for prepaid and retail payments, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Since 1992, InComm has built partnerships with 500 of the world’s largest brands and operates in 26 countries.

The Atlanta Pitch Summit will be held Nov. 1-3 at the Georgia Tech Institute Research Conference Center, 250 14th Street. The weekend event is for all writers independent filmmakers, producers, directors, actors and entertainment entrepreneurs to pitch their idea to television networks and film studios. There will also be educational workshops on filmmaking, writing, pitching, packaging and more. Special guests will include Will Packer (Think Like a Man, Takers, Stomp the Yard), Robert Townsend (Five Heartbeats, Hollywood Shuffle) Glendon Palmer (Jumping the Broom), Roger Bobb (I Can Do Bad All By Myself, House of Payne), and Monami Entertainment (Love and Hip-Hop). To register, visit atlantapitchsummit.com. Cousins Properties has signed three new restaurants and two new shops at the $100+ million Emory Point project being developed with Gables Residential. The new leases are with Burgerfi, Bonefish Grill, Paradise Biryani Pointe, LOFT and Francesca’s Collections. Emory Point is now 82 percent leased and the shops, restaurants and other services are expected to begin opening this month.

Atlanta-based Sidetick TV, an internet subscription service that streams a variety of online programs ranging from classic to independent content, officially launched in October. Users will have access to a free internet channel that streams 24/7 with advertisements, or the option to rent a single title without advertisements. sidetick.tv

ARAMARK, a global professional services company, has parterned with the Atlanta Mission to create ARAMARK Building Community Opportunity Zone, which focuses on health and wellness education at The Shepherd’s Inn facility. Volunteers created a dedicated recreation and fitness area at the Mission facility including chinup bars, sit-up benches and half-court basketball area. Dietitians will host ongoing health and nutrition seminars throughout the year. Five new tenants have moved into Vinings Jubilee shopping center. Retailers include: Snap, a boutique for girls up to size 14; Willow Green, a floral and home boutique; Hemline, a designer clothing boutique; Another Broken Egg Cafe, opening their third breakfast, lunch and brunch eaterie; and Sugarcoat Nail and Beauty Bar, which offers a luxry salon experience. Public relations firm Melissa Libby & Associates recently marked its 20th anniversary. MLA works primarly with chefs, restaurants and cookbook authors both regionally and nationally. Some of its best known clients include Fifth Group Resturants, Woodfire Grill, JCT Kitchen and Shaun Doty’s upcoming Bantam + Biddy. melissalibbypr.com After 13 years in business, Vinings Gallery will expand to a new location in Roswell at 10 Elizabeth Way. The new space will present contemporary artists and collections from all over the southeast, including the work of Ford Smith. viningsgallery.com 7 Camicie has opened its second location (the first is in Palm Beach) at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead. The shop is known for its button down shirts, ties and cuff-links, which are popular with both men and women. 7camicie.com. IN

Atlanta-based Anisa International, which designs cosmetic brushes and accessories, recently marked its 20th anniversary and 10 years of partnership with nonprofts, Lifeline and Families First. The company gives 10 percent of its net profits to the organizations. anisa.com KeepitINtown.com

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Pinterest for the People In social media, we usually focus on how individuals, companies and marketers take advantage of social platforms to connect with friends or consumers. Social media community managers know how difficult it can be to get quality and quantity of engagement. Their job is to keep conversation going, increase engagement, ensure responsiveness to inquiries and issues and try to come up with new, innovative uses for social media that align with company goals. Guess one area where community engagement is working extremely well. Hint: you’ll be glad to hear it. Law enforcement. Yep, that’s right. Police from New York to Philly to Cincinnati are having great success tracking down criminals and engaging the community in innovative ways. One of the most innovative and thriving is The Pottstown Mercury’s Pinterest page. The Pennsylvania newspaper created a “Wanted by Police” board, which features mug shots of alleged criminals along with descriptions of their alleged crimes. They launched the board in June and within a few months were getting tips that helped lead to several arrests. By September, The Pottstown Mercury estimated there was a 58 percent increase in the number of

arrests since the Pinterest board went up. Amazing stats! That’s quality and quantity of engagement that will make any community manager or police department jealous. The Pinterest page is a more visually and socially engaging version of our local Dekalb Mugs bulletin board (dekalbmugs.com), which if you’ve never perused, you’ll find extremely fascinating and a tad disheartening. Worth checking out. In New York City, the police department took to Twitter and Facebook as a way of memorializing all officers killed in the line of duty. On Sept. 11, 2012, @NYPDnews tweeted the name and rank of each fallen officer along with a link to a Facebook page with photos and other details about each one, using the hashtag #neverforget. It was a thoughtful, sober way of connecting friends and family of the fallen to others who wanted to comment with gratitude, thanks and remembrance. The @NYPDnews feed is also an extremely fascinating and sometimes chilling reminder of ongoing criminal activity in the US’s most populous city. Many other police departments are using social media to investigate and solve crimes using Facebook and other platforms. Talk about social innovation for social good! No space for it now, but I’ll get into more details in a column soon. IN

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holiday craziness and stroll through the park, or practice ice-skating spins and twirls at Atlanta’s only outdoor iceskating rink. centennialpark.com

Grab those red-and-green striped socks, snowflake headbands and tacky sweaters – the holiday season is here. That means holiday-related events will be coming fast and furious, including tree lightings, visits from Santa, theatre productions, music and much more.

This oldest Atlanta Christmas tradition opened in October (yes, that early!) and will be welcoming riders through Dec. 30, so there is plenty of time to make riding Priscilla the Pig a holiday family event on top of the parking deck at Lenox Square in Buckhead. While there, don’t forget to stop and admire the Great Tree above Macy’s, which will be officially lit on Thanksgiving night, along with holiday music and entertainment starting at 6 p.m.

Come spend the holiday in the garden, surrounded by beautiful lights that promise to be even bigger and more extraordinary than last year. The lights will be turning the gardens into a glittery wonderland from Nov. 17 through Jan. 5, daily from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. (note that the gardens are closed on Mondays). “Santa’s Missing Mail,” a special puppet show, will be performed on Saturdays between Dec. 4 and Dec. 18, and should be a treat for the whole family. On Dec. 8, grab your pooch and take part in the “Reindog Parade” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on all the events, visit atlantabotanicalgarden.org.

up until Christmas waiting to hear every tiny wish. On Saturday evenings in December, the shopping experience will be set to music by the “Winter Wonder Jam” series, through Dec. 22. For a complete schedule, visit atlantic station.com. Both the Alliance Theatre and The Shakespeare Tavern will be presenting productions of the Dickens’ classic during the holidays. The Alliance (alliancetheatr.org) extravaganza is on stage from Nov. 23 to Dec. 23, while you can enjoy dinner and spirits along with the show at Shakespeare Tavern (shakespearetavern.com) from Nov. 29 to Dec. 23. IN

For the second year in a row, Indie Craft Experience is popping up in Little Five Points for the holiday season, opening a mini-store inside Criminal Records. This store of homemade and craft goods from over 80 artists will be open from Nov. 24 - Dec. 30, Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday noon - 7 p.m. For more information, visit iceatlanta.com.

A new tradition is to take the kids (of all ages) to The Center for Puppetry Arts to see the live-action version of the classic animated special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Learn about Jon Ludwig’s adaption process from the television to the puppet stage after certain performances, with a behind-the-scenes demonstration from the puppeteers. Performances will be held from Nov. 8 - Jan. 6. The last two years have been sold out, so don’t wait to buy those tickets. puppet.org.

Add a little culture to the holiday celebrations by visiting Fernbank’s “Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the World,” which opens the weekend of Nov. 16 18 with celebrations on Saturday and Sunday. Other holiday events at the museum include “Caroling and Cookies Weekend,” Dec. 1-2, and “Laughing Pizza Holiday Concert” on Saturday, Dec. 8. All events are included in museum admission and free for members. fernbankmuseum.org.

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ARTS & CULTURE Atlantic Station turns into a magical wonderland perfect for holiday shopping this time of year. The lights go on Saturday, Nov. 17. Santa Claus will be present every day

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Nov. 2

The Warsaw Philharmonic will perform at Emory’s Schwart Center with a program of work by Lutoslawski, Chopin and Dvorak. Tickets and details at arts.emory.edu/warsaw.

Nov. 3

The Joseph C. Monastra Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research (JCM Foundation) will host its second annual art benefit ArtCAN, featuring works from 44 acclaimed artists from all over the globe who are cancer survivors or who have had their lives affected by cancer. The event begins at 8 p.m. at Bill Lowe Gallery, 1555 Peachtree St., Suite 100. Tickets are $75. jcm-artcan.org

Nov. 3-4

The Sweet Auburn Heritage Festival will have a “ Get Out And Vote” theme this year when the event returns to Auburn Avenue with food, entertainment and more for the whole family. Details were still being confirmed at press time, so visit sweetauburn.com for a schedule of events.

Nov. 4

Heritage Sunday Springs will host Wedding Expo at Heritage Green to showcase the new Heritage Hall venue and give attendees the chance meet with wedding vendors such as caterers, DJs, florists, photographers, stylists and more. The expo is free, but space is limited. Reserve a spot by RSVP to rentals@ heritagesandysprings.org.

Nov. 9

Lauda Musicam of Atlanta, conducted by Jody Miller, presents Cancioneiro de Palacio: Music of Renaissance Spain. Lauda Musicam performs on wind, string, and percussion instruments in popular use during the time period. The vocal ensemble Uncommon Practice assists in this performance. The performance begins at 8 p.m. St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Road. Free, but donations are accepted. laudamusicam.org

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The Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show will feature 25 jewelry artists for a oneof-a-kind exhibition and sale at The Defoor Centre, 1710 Defoor Ave. The public is invited to come, see and purchase the work and meet the artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 pm. on Saturday. Tickets are $7 at the door. atlantacontemporaryjewelryshow.com

Nov. 3-4 Chastain Park Arts Festival The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces will host its fourth annual fine arts festival at Chastain Park on Nov. 3-4 in Buckhead. Up to 185 fine artist and artisans will display their works during this two- day event along a tree lined lane overlooking the park. Visitors will enjoy fine art and crafts, a children’s area and local food and beverage concessions including a variety of food trucks. Local acoustic musicians will enliven both days of the festival including performances by Jeno, Wesley Cook, Night Driving in Small Towns and Prisca Strother. The festival will fund a scholarship for local artists administered by the non-profit

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The BronzeLens Film Festival will showcase movies by industry professionals, students and indie filmmakers along with panels, workshops and master classes. For a complete list of events and screenings visit bronzelensfilmfestival.com.

Nov. 10

The Lupus Foundation Night of Hope Gala will be held at Mason Murer Fine Art, 199 Armour Drive, and will include food, auctions and live entertainment. Lovette Russell, this year’s distinguished honoree, will receive the Mary Cann Achievement Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. Honoree Kim Schofield will receive the Tomica Gill Courage Award. Benefits the Georgia Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America. $200. To purchase tickets, make a donation or for sponsorship information, visit lupusga.org.

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Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces. Hours for this year’s festival are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Free parking will be available in the Chastain lots. No parking is allowed in the residential areas. “This is the ideal fall festival to enjoy the cooler weather, browse for irresistible holiday gifts and appreciate the majesty of Chastain Park, one of Atlanta’s true jewels,” says co-organizer Patrick Dennis. For more information, visit chastainparkartsfestival.com or facebook. com/chastainartfest.

Nov. 8-11

The Cathedral Towers Flea Market & Bazaar will be held at 2820 Peachtree Road from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. There will be fine arts, crafts, jewelry, a bake sale, book sale and lunch will also be available. The event benefits Cathedral Towers, a non-profit senior housing facility.

Nov. 10

Westview Neighborhood Yard Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with multiple homes taking part along the winding streets of the neighborhood. There will also be an open house by realtors if you’re looking to buy a home. Start at 1679 Westwood Avenue to find a map to all the homes.

Nov. 12

Senior Connections will host its annual Golf Tournament at Dunwoody Country Club. Individuals and teams can play to raise money for the non-profit that provides Meals On Wheels, in-home Care and home repair programs. A tennis tournament has also been added this year. Players can sign up at seniorconnectionsatl.org.

Nov. 15

The annual Christ the King School Holiday Gift Market will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Kenny Hall. The festive shopping experience will feature more than 100 local artisans, crafters and boutiques. The event will be held at Christ the King Cathedral, 2699 Peachtree Road. cathedralofchristtheking.org

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Nov. 17

Nov. 30

Southern Order of Storytellers presents its annual Tellabration featuring national teller Andy Offutt Irwin and Georgia storytellers Betty Ann Wylie and Alice Henry with Tracy Walker as emcee at the Friends School of Atlanta, 862 South Columbia in Decatur. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and storytelling begins at 8 p.m. Free, onsite parking is available. Tickets are $10 until Nov. 7 then increase to $15 southernoderofstorytellers.org.

City Church-Eastside will hold the Beyond Fair Trade sale from 6 to 9 p.m. at Stove Works, 112 Krog St. The sale benefits marginalized men, women and children from around the world including Rwanda, Keyna, India and Haiti. There will be children’s clothing, gifts for kids, accessories, home accents and jewelry. citychurcheastside.org

Nov. 17-18

Paideia School will host its annual Art Visions Show, a unique art market, just in time for holiday shopping, which benefits the school’s art program. The market includes original paintings, sculpture, photography, fashion and home accessories, and gift items such as pottery, jewelry, candles, soaps and toys from more than 100 local artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission and parking is free. The school is 1509 Ponce de Leon Ave. paideiaschool.org

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11 am - 6pm at Ambient Plus Studio is ICE Holiday Shopping Spectacular. Swag bags for the first 250 attendees each day. Photo booth, vintage finds, crafts and food. There is also a DIY gift wrap area wrap your gifts before heading home. ice-atlanta.com

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The Christmas Fair Trade/Alternative Gift Sale & Open House will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Druid Hills Baptist Church in Poncey-Highland. There will be Christmas music, food, cider, cookies and unique items to purchase from local vendors. DHBC.org

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Nov. 15-18

The Work of Our Hands Artists’s Market will mark its 10th anniversary at the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road in Buckhead with 75 artisans from around the region. There will be fine art, folk art, and crafts, including paintings, glass, fabric and wood art, pottery, jewelry, sculptures and many other handmade and original gifts in a variety of price ranges. An opening night reception will be held on Nov. 15 from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at the door. Admission to the market is free. Hours are Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunda, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Proceeds from the show benefit the art programs at Emmaus House, which serves underprivileged individuals and families in the Peoplestown community, Holy Comforter Friendship Center, which serves people with mental and physical disabilities in Reynoldstown, and Church of the Common Ground, a “church without walls” serving the homeless in downtown Atlanta. workofhands.com. IN

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Book Festival of the MJCCA celebrates authors Nov. 1-18 By Ally Wright What do Goosebumps, Alex Cross, Pretty in Pink and Taxi have in common? They are making appearances (or their creators/stars are) in Atlanta for the 21st annual Book Festival of the Marcus Jewish Community Center (MJCCA) from Nov.1-18. While Goosebumps author R.L. Stine and Alex Cross originator James Patterson are part of an October preview, the list of stars reading in November includes bestselling writers Emily Giffin, author of Something Borrowed and Where We Belong, and Jonathan Tropper, author of This is Where I Leave You. Travel writer Andrew McCarthy – you might know him better as teen star of Pretty in Pink and St. Elmo’s Fire – is on the schedule for Nov. 3. He will be speaking about his new book, The Longest Way Home. The former 80s actor is now an editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler. On Nov. 17, Who’s the Boss and Taxi star Tony Danza will also be speaking on his book, I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher

at Northeast High. Check out this star-studded literary festival. Prices range from $10 to $30 per event, but an all-access pass can be purchased for $110, with discounts available for members of the MJCCA and students. IN For a full schedule of events and locations, or to buy tickets, visit www.atlantajcc.org.

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Hard Truths: The Art of Thorton Dial

A guide for arts and cultural entertainment for the entire family. Visual Arts Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial: Seventy of Thornton Dial’s large-scale paintings, drawings and found-object sculptures, including 25 of which are on view for the first time, are featured in this High Museum of Art exhibit, the most extensive showing of Dial’s art ever mounted. Opens November 3. $12 to $19.50. high.org Practical Imaginations: Who Needs A Bow?: The Defoor Centre features local artists who are inspired by everything from medieval literature and children’s books to cubism and seaside views. Opens November 5. Admission is free. defoorcentre.com

The South’s New Wave: Design Challenge: Part exhibition, part competition, this show pairs designers of interior spaces with object designers who together create currently unimaginable vignettes of furniture, jewelry and home accessories throughout the museum, exemplifying the new directions of Southern design. Opens November 11. $5 to $10. museumofdesign.org Eliot Dudik: Road Ends in Water: Fine art photographer Eliot Dudik explores Southern cultures and landscapes in large format documentary style at this Georgia State University exhibit at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery. Closes November 16. Admission is free. arts.gsu.edu NINE: Frames of Reference: Nine talented local and national photographers showcase their diverse specialties and subject matters in this pb&j gallery exhibit with styles ranging from more traditional representational imagery to unusual contemporary techniques. Closes November 30. Admission is free. pbjgallery.com Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars at Black Colleges: This exhibit at The Bremen Jewish Museum tells the story of Jewish academics from Germany and Austria who were dismissed from their teaching positions in the 1930s and found positions at historically black colleges and universities in the Jim Crow South. $4 to $12. thebreman.org Genghis Khan Exhibition: Take an unforgettable journey into Genghis Khan’s legendary empire at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History with more than 200 rare, authentic relics from the conqueror’s reign in the largest touring collection of 13th century Mongolian artifacts ever assembled. $15.50 to $17.50. fernbankmuseum.org Laurel Nakadate: Photographs, Videos and Performances: Atlanta Contemporary Art Center brings together some of photographer and filmmaker Laurel Nakadate’s most talked about works for this exhibit in which she explores the power and vulnerability of young women and the awkward intensity of middle-aged men. $3 to $5. thecontemporary.org

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Performing Arts 44 Plays for 44 Presidents: Take a crash course in U.S. presidential history at Dad’s Garage Theatre Company with 44 all true (and mostly funny) stories about the commanders-in-chief. Closes November 6. $7 to $27. dadsgarage.com Wolves: This savagely funny fairy tale for grown-ups twists and turns toward a breathtaking climax at Actor’s Express, following the story of a young city-dweller who tries to rescue his roommate from a one-night stand with a big bad wolf. Opens November 7. $15 to $45. actorsexpress.com Titus Clown: With three clowns, one precious baby, one giant pie and plenty of flies, this Out of Hand Theater play at the New American Shakespeare Tavern is a beautiful, horrible and terribly funny spin on Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus.” November 7 through November 17. $15. outofhandtheatercom Firebird and a Mozartian Debut: Heralded composer Matthias Pintscher leads Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite,” Ravel’s multi-colored “Spanish Rhapsody,” and his own mythic ode at this Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert that also

features violinist Karen Gomyo. November 8 through November 10. $24 to $75. atlantasymphony.org Mark Adamo’s Little Women: Georgia State University School of Music’s Opera Theatre Workshop performs this Mark Adamo operatic adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s popular novel about the adventures of four sisters in Civil War-era New England. The performances take place at the Florence Kopleff Recital Hall. November 9 through November 10. $5 to $10. arts.gsu.edu Carmen: The Atlanta Opera opens its 2012-2013 season at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre with Bizet’s classic set in sultry Spain that traces Don José’s ill-fated attraction to an alluring gypsy. November 10 through November 18. $22 to $123. atlantaopera.org Favorites: Atlanta Chamber Players performs two beloved chamber music works, romanticist Dvorak’s famous “Dumky” piano trio and Viennese composer Schubert’s “Die Forelle (The Trout),” with pianist Alex Wasserman at this concert at Ahavath Achim Synagogue. November 11. $10 to $20. atlantachamberplayers.com


DeKalb Symphony Orchestra with Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi: Violin soloist Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi performs Maurice Ravel’s “Tzigane” with the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra at this concert at Georgia Perimeter College, as well as music from the soon-to-be-released film “Parental Guidance,” which features the Orchestra and Gualdi. November 13. $10 to $22. dekalbsymphony.com Vault: Emory Dance Company performs at Emory’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts an evening of choreographic treasures by George Staib, Lori Teague, Monica Bill Barnes and others that propel people forward. November 15 through November 17. $8 to $12. arts.emory.edu

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Tellabration!: This 23rd annual Southern Order of Storytellers event at The Friends School of Atlanta is an eclectic night of storytelling celebrated worldwide and features national teller Andy Offutt Irwin and local storytellers. November 17. $15. southernorderofstorytellers.org Book Festival of the MJCCA: Michael Feinstein: Celebrated entertainer Michael Feinstein talks about his new book, The Gershwins and Me, an illustrated account of the lives and legacies of the Gershwins, told through stories of 12 of their greatest songs, several he will perform at this Book Festival of the MJCCA event. November 18. $24 to $50. atlantajcc.org

Northumbrian Smallpipes and Other Strange Beasts: Dick Hensold in Concert: Dick Hensold performs a concert at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center featuring the traditional and historical music of Scotland, England and Northumbria, including performances on the sweet-sounding Northumbrian smallpipes. November 11. $12.50 to $15. thecelticcompany.com Assassins: This Fabrefaction Theatre Company production is a thoughtprovoking, haunting and alarmingly funny musical that considers the lives of nine individuals who assassinated, or tried to assassinate, a president of the United States. Closes November 11. $18 to $27. fabrefactiontheatre.org Next to Normal: This musical mines the humor and pathos of a suburban family grappling with mental illness as mom Diana makes sandwiches one morning for her family … a kitchen full of sandwiches. As Diana embarks on yet another round of treatment, family secrets emerge that force audiences to question the very idea of normal. Closes November 11. $25 to $55. alliancetheatre.org KeepitINtown.com

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour: Get into the holiday spirit as some of music’s biggest and brightest names jam on fresh, lively arrangements of seasonal favorites, led by multi-Grammy Award nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. November 30. $28 to $76. cobbenergycentre.com Holidays in Dublin: The Atlanta Baroque Orchestra joins the Georgia Tech Chamber Choir at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta for a complete concert performance of Handel’s “Messiah” in the version he devised for Dublin, Ireland. November 30. $10 to $25. atlantabaroque. org

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The Georgia Ballet’s The Nutcracker: This enchanting production by The Georgia Ballet at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre features dancing snowflakes, giant toy soldiers, a growing Christmas tree and a delectable land of sweets. Opens November 30. $15 to $36. georgiaballet.org. IN

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RAW Talent

A boost for burgeoning careers By Sydia Bell Artists who want to showcase their work are often at a financial disadvantage. Finding a venue and marketing to potential buyers and supporters is usually beyond an artist’s budget, but RAW is hoping to change that. RAW showcases independent artists in the first 10 years of their career in film, fashion, music, art, performing art, hair styling, makeup artistry, photography and accessories design. The indie organization hosts monthly showcases to provide exposure for the artists at Terminal West in the King Plow Arts Center. On Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Terminal West, approximately 30 local artists in nine different categories will showcase their work. The anticipated 400-500 attendees are asked to cast votes for their favorites in

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each category. At the end of the night one winner from every category will be named the RAW: Atlanta Artist of the Year. The winners will go on to represent RAW in a national finals competition. RAW was created in 2003 in Los Angeles and is now in 54 cities around the country and is expanding to Australia, China and Europe in 2013. According to Nova, a local musician, who arrived in Atlanta four years ago and had already performed with noteworthy artists like Wiz Khalifa, showcasing at RAW gave him a big boost of exposure. “I am not trying to win over some record person,” he said. “I am just trying to share my music and do my thing. . . I just want to showcase my art.” Asa Brian, an illustrator who recently participated in his first showcase, believes RAW is ideal “if you want to expose yourself, be seen and begin a freelance career where you work on commissions or sell prints from a website. The more people who see you and can follow your portfolio, the better.” IN For more about RAW, visit rawartists.org.

The Thinking Artist Patrick Dennis

In Need of a Clone I am an artist and I’ve been thinking… If you are anything at all like me, and I hope for your sake that you are not because I am getting older and more tired by the minute, you are mostly relieved that 2012 is swiftly coming to a close because it’s just not possible to be everywhere at once and absorb all that’s going on in Atlanta without courting a social meltdown or at the very least a migraine episode. With about a million art festivals, exhibits, ‘strolls,’ and openings I’ve had my hands full and my gas tank empty. Although I completely enjoy immersing myself in Atlanta’s burgeoning art scene, I have one request for the gods: please get us organized! If there is someone out there who has visions of being Atlanta’s Art Czar and has, at the very least, closet organizational experience, we need you. Events are so spread out and varied, it’s not possible to get to them all unless you, like me have a secret clone machine popping out doppelgangers that promise not to utter a word in public or risk giving up the secret. Anyway, didn’t Fay Gold hold that title once? Surely there is an heir apparent on the horizon with superpowers in art or perhaps owns an art train we can ride. The best advice I can give to any artist or art supporter is to choose carefully when exploring art in Atlanta. If the desire is to learn and grow, there are established institutions such as Callanwolde that fit the need perfectly. If a quiet afternoon of reflection and feeling rich is the need, then visit the High Museum or the Carlos Museum at Emory. But gallery hopping and art happenings? It’s a gamble. You might stumble into a loud hip-hop exhibit you weren’t expecting or somebody’s garage if you investigate strictly via the web. Know your taste and cultivate relationships with a few venues such as the Whitespace Gallery in Inman Park or Anne Irwin Fine Art in Miami Circle. The staff and experts will take good care of you. I admit to being addicted to the Besharat Gallery in Castleberry Hill ever since being introduced by none other than Fay Gold herself, who led me on a full force snooping tour of the building. The Steve McCurry photographic exhibit in November is reason enough to return. I don’t get there often enough for the reasons I already mentioned above. Pretend for a moment to zoom into the future. Wouldn’t you like to see accessible art that didn’t require a map and full tank of gas? Maybe an art train is a bit ambitious, but don’t we expect to see a flourishing arts district that only requires our feet and curiosity? You can smell the espresso from the cafes lining the route and see the smiles on happy faces of people who live

nearby knowing their real estate values have escalated in direct correlation to the vibrant galleries in the area. Their children are safer, the streets are cleaner and best of all, we artists do not have to leave town to break into the art scene because it’s already here. Wait a minute, I think I just stole the vision for the Beltline. But if you’re like me and I really do hope you’re not, you’ll channel your traffic frustration into supporting our growing culture of art so that one day that future vision will include you with a huge smile on your face, and no map required. Patrick Dennis is an artist, gallery owner and President of the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. Contact him at Patrick@affps.com

Upcoming Atlanta Art Events Nov. 3

Bacchanal: It’s the End of the World As We Know It Emory University Michael C. Carlos Museum Cocktail event to raise funds for exhibits and programs from 7 to 11 p.m. Inspired by ancient American collections and the end of the Mayan calendar. 571 South Kilgo Circle. carlos.emory.edu

Nov. 3-4,

Chastain Park Arts Festival The fourth annual juried fine arts festival returns to Chastain Park. 185 artists will show their work at the best holiday shopping in Buckhead. Gourmet foods, acoustic entertainment and much more. Free to attend. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. chastainparkartsfestival.com

Nov. 7 – Dec. 1

Atlanta Celebrates Steve McCurry Besharat Gallery Famous for the “Afghan Girl” photo also known as “The Unguarded Moment,” this photographic gem will be loaned to SCAD. This circa 1885 building has been repurposed with a flair of European influence. The exhibits remain absolutely the best in Castleberry Hill, 175 Peters St. Hours by appointment Tuesday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. besharatgallery.com

Through Nov. 9

Callanwolde Gallery Exhibit – Georgia Naturals Diane Kirkland exhibits a photographic collection of natural landscapes of the South as well as her more recent portfolio of images, which include the layering of textures and drawings on top of the photographs. 980 Briarcliff Rd. callanwolde.org. IN


characTer building Cosplay enthusiast Jennifer Barclay on her art By Tina Chadwick You probably wouldn’t recognize world-known cosplayer, Jennifer Barclay if you passed her on the street – even if she was wearing one of her hand-made, hand-molded costumes. She prefers to create the garb of obscure characters she likes versus the more mainstream ones. She is one of a growing number of artists that create costumes to wear at both cosplay and other related conventions. Cosplay (costume play) is originally a Japanese term for dressing up like characters or elements in video games and animation. These conventions are held across the country and in many other places around the world. Barclay, now a veteran of the performance art style of cosplay, has been invited to speak in Mexico, Costa Rica, Japan and various stateside events as well. The Cosplay landscape started as small patches of dedicated anime watchers who took it to a higher level by then recreating the costumes and characters in the films. Barclay started going to anime conventions to meet fellow enthusiasts. She said while cosplay in America still makes her feel like a “hobbyist,” in Europe and other parts of the world she has celebrity status. “It was a great place to get my nerd fix and form a close nit group with others who had the same interests and passions,” she says. While taking theater in high school helped Barclay lose the inhibition of role-play and dress up, once she attended a

cosplay-related convention, DragonCon, she was hooked. “I taught myself sewing, fabrication, sculpting, vacuform, and airbrushing,” she says. “I loved figuring out each new thing and then perfecting it.” With the evolution and popularity of cosplay, when Barclay picks a costume, it must have a new structural challenge. “If I’m going to bother to do something, I’m going to do it 100 percent so, I invest and spend money and time to get good at it….whatever I have to do to get the perfect item to be authentic.” The costume she’s had the most fun making to date is “The Monarch” from Venture Brothers. Underneath the character’s codpiece, body suit and prosthetic brow and chin, everyone mistook her for a man. Her most technical costume was “The Tali” costume from Mass Effect. It’s her favorite character and her favorite game. Barclay sculpted a helmet, latex arm pieces, airbrushed the fabric, vacu-formed the visor – pushing the boundaries of everything she had learned. Going all out on costumes, even for just Halloween, can run into the hundreds fairly quickly. Barclay confesses her works of art go a little higher than that. “I could easily spend $2,000 on all materials. As I learn, I waste material on the try, but if I had to range it, I spend usually around $500 to $1,000 for big ones.” IN To see more from Barclay, visit idleambition.com.

Jennifer Barclay suited up as one of her favorite videogame characters, Tali.

Jennifer Barclay in costume as The Monarch interacts with fellow cosplayers. Photos by Joseph Chi Lin

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Take-Out for the Holidays We’ve collected some ideas to make entertaining meals a snap during the season. With a little help from local restaurants and bakeries, the most work you’ll have to do is walking in to pick up your food. So, when you start to feel harried, this is a resource to get your creative juices flowing. We know there are more ideas, so tell your favorites online at atlantaintownpaper.com/takeout.

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La Petit Marché’s BBQ Meatballs Call ahead to order a tray of these from Kirkwood’s La Petit Marché for your potluck. They are rolled with cranberries and covered in tangy barbecue sauce and then topped with goat cheese and scallions. The owner Marché says they’re one of the most popular items. thelittlemarket.net

Easy Snacks & Apps Greene’s Fine Foods’ Pecan Sampler Roasted and salted Mammoth, chocolate, praline, glazed, sweet and salty, chocolate Grand Marnier and cinnamon pecans are combined in this sampler. 32 oz for $36. greenesfinefoods.com

Café at Pharr’s Chicken Salad This Buckhead institution’s chicken salad is a favorite and they offer three varieties: walnut chicken, celery chicken or curry chicken salads. Just spread on small rolls and you can make an easy platter for your potluck. A 20 oz container is $11. cafeatpharr.com

McEntyres Bakery’s Cheese Straws These are made with sharp cheddar cheese and a hint of cayenne. Just place in a bowl or basket and – voila – an easy app. $5.99 for 3 dozen. mcentyresbakery.com.

Doc Chey’s Shanghai Dumplings These are handmade and filled with pork and fresh ginger, then steamed. Paired with crispy veggie spring rolls and Vietnamese Basil Rolls would create a nice potluck platter. The catering menu is available online and delivery is available. $1.25 for each dumpling. doccheys.com

Bella Cucina’s Artichoke Lemon Pesto Artichoke hearts, olive oil and Parmesan cheese equal a delicious pesto in a jar. You can use it to make a tasty and easy dip by baking with mayonnaise and grated Parmesan until bubbly. $6 for 12 oz. bellacucina.com Mediterranean Grill’s Hummus This hummus is smooth, creamy and satisfying. You could combine with other items from their menu, like dolmas, olives and falafel to make a platter for your party. They offer a larger portion for a party serving 12-15 people, $28. mediterraneangrill.com

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Pumpkin cake from A Piece of Cake, pieceofcakeinc.com.

Pimento Cheese

Pimento cheese is perfect on a cracker, slice of apple or bread. INtown readers weighed in on Facebook. Here are their suggestions on where to pick-up: Oak Grove Market, oakgrovemarket.com Your Dekalb Farmers Market (YDFM), dekalbfarmersmarket.com Empire State South, empirestatesouth.com BOCADO Atlanta, bocadoatlanta.com Holeman and Finch, holeman-finch.com South City Kitchen Midtown, southcitykitchen.com Newks, newks.com MIX’d UP, roaminghunger.com/mixd-up Corner Pub Decatur, pubalicious.com Gabriel’s in Marietta, gabrielsdesserts.com West Egg, westeggcafe.com Zoe’s Kitchen, zoeskitchen.com Half Baked Casseroles, halfbakedcasseroles.com Join the conversation and tell us your favorite: atlantaintownpaper.com/pimentocheese

Pizzeria Venti’s Bocce Balls Savory Italian meatballs, cheese and marinara sauce wrapped in a golden crust. $28 for 12. pizzeriaventi-atlanta.com Delia’s Slider Tray This tray has mix-n-match chicken sausage sliders, sloppy sliders, meatball sliders and slaw sliders for $4.99 per person (two sliders per person). thesausagestand.com Casserole’s Chicken & Biscuits Classic, southern and easy to pick-up already prepared at Casseroles in Morningside. This dish is made with housemade basil biscuits, chicken, vegetables and peas. $15.50 for a two-person portion size. casserolesatlanta. com Las Margaritas’ Arroz con Pollo This dish can be arranged for a larger gathering for $13.95 per person. lasmargaritasmidtown.com

Pictured at left, pimento Cheese from South City Kitchen Midtown.

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Baked Goods (no knead to sweat!) Savage Pizza’s Breadsticks As an appetizer or alongside a homemade baked ziti, these pizza dough twists are awesome. Brushed with herbed garlic butter and topped with Parmesan. These are fresh baked to order, so call ahead. $3.95 for six. savagepizza.com Mary Mac’s Dinner Rolls Freshly baked, buttery favorites are available for pick-up, $4.05 for a dozen. marymacs.com. H & F’s Bacon & Onion Baguette The Market – Across the Street in Old 4th Ward carries these baguettes almost daily from H&F Bakery. You may want to call ahead for availability, but they say they’re generally stocked. I was just there and saw a whole basket full. acrossthestreetatlanta.com

Pictured below, H & F’s Bacon & Onion Baquette ready for pick-up at The Market, acrossthestreetatlanta.com


With some really awesome options Intown, we turned to our readers for advice. This is how they weighed-in on Facebook: Wendy D. The only thing I actually like at Flying Biscuit is, in fact, their biscuits. Rebecca D. Ria’s Bluebird Cafe is the best! Jeremy M. Highland Bakery Sweet Potato Biscuits Araba D. Ria’s Bluebird. Chequers Restaurant in Perimeter area, but that’s not “Intown” Scott F. Last time I was there, it was still Flying Biscuit! Barbara L. I love Homegrown’s biscuits the best! Airica C. Thumbs Up Diner! Hands down. If your favorite isn’t listed, join the conversation online, atlantaintownpaper.com/takeout

Biscuit from Flying Biscuit pictured above.

Read about doughnuts and more take-out on the next page.

Breezy Breakfast Belly General Store’s Olive Oil Bagels Homemade by Belly General Store, these come in plain, everything, sesame, sea salt, poppy seed, rosemary, and cinnamon raison. We advise to call ahead for availability. Pair with smears, like cinnamon-pecan cream cheese or honey butter. $1.50 for each bagel. bellystore.com

Delia’s Chicken Sausage Strata Choices are Veggie n’ Cheese; Chicken Sausage n’ Cheese; or Turkey Bacon n’ Cheese. $29.99 and serves up to 12. thesausagestand.com

Delia’s Biscuit Tray This is an assortment of Egg & Cheese, Chicken Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit, and Turkey Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit. $4.50 per person. thesausagestand.com

Morning Dew Casserole from Half Baked Wake up to sausage, eggs and cheese hot from the oven. $37.99 for a large serving for seven to eight people. They suggest calling ahead for availability of casseroles in their freezer. (404) 228-5836. halfbakedcasseroles.com


Highland Bakery’s Cinnamon Rolls These are legendary. $2.99 for large. highlandbakery.com

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We posted this topic on Facebook and readers sounded off with passion. There was a flurry of recommendations bouncing back and forth from Sublime Doughnuts on 10th Street on the West Side to Revolution Doughnuts on West College Avenue in Decatur. Classic Krispy Kreme is also a favorite. Sublimedoughnuts.com They have a menu of popular flavors, like Strawberry N Cream, Nutella, Chocolate Banana Fritter and Red Velvet Cake. Doughnuts are priced individually, so it generally ranges $16-19 for a dozen. Revolutiondoughnuts.com Flavors change daily and seasonal flavors like pumpkin sour cream are fun to try! Readers recommend Nutella. $20 for a dozen.

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With places like Oak Grove Market, Fresh Market, Alon’s, Mercantile, Whole Foods, MetroFresh and others, there’s an array of places to grab a whole dinner for you or the family on the fly. Here are a few recommendations: Agave’s Slow Cooked Beef Short Ribs These are all natural angus beef braised short ribs are marinated in Ancho Chiles and honey, topped with a sweet smoked chili glaze served with green chili and roasted corn mashed potatoes and fresh grilled asparagus. $16.50. agaverestaurant.com Everybody’s Iron Horse Pizza Salad This signature dish has chilled lettuce and Roma tomatoes are tossed with cucumber, black olives, sweet onions, pepperocinis, goat cheese and sundried tomatoes on a honey-roasted garlic and feta pizza crust. $13.99. everybodyspizza.com Vickery’s in Glenwood – Southern Fried Chicken Dinner This meal includes all natural chicken breast with mac n cheese, collard greens and a buttermilk biscuit (added bonus is that all the containers, utensils, etc. for their take-out service is bio-degradable). $16. vickerys.com Agave’s Famous Cayenne Fried Chicken This is a spicy buttermilk marinated jumbo fried chicken breast, topped with a poblano drizzle and served with mashed potatoes and grilled corn. $15. agaverestaurant.com Barbecue Shrimp Pizza from Tre’za This has wood-oven roasted shrimp, barbecue sauce, scallions, cilantro, Parmesan, mozzarella and San Marzano tomato sauce for $12.25. treza.com

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Deep Dish Chicago-style Chicken Cacciatore Pizza There are a lot of options at Chicago Nancy’s Pizza, including one that you can bake at home. For people looking for that traditional deep dish variety, they have it. The chicken cacciatore version has chicken breast, mushrooms, green peppers, onions and mozzarella cheese. $29.59 for a large. ordernancys.com Osteria 832 Pasta & Pizza: There are about a dozen pizzas to choose from on the menu, plus usually a special or two, or you can customize your own. These are 12” thin crust and hand-tosses. Owner Rich Chey says Margherita ($9) and Gorgonzola ($12) pizzas are the most popular. osteria832.com Antico Pizza’s San Gennaro & Pomodorini: They are known plenty of specialties, but San Gennaro (salsiccia, sweet red peppers, bufala, cipoline for $21) and Pomodorini (fresh cherry vesuvian tomato, bufala, garlic and basil $20) are two of the standouts. anticopizza.it Zoe’s Kitchen Dinners for Four This Peachtree Battle spot has plenty of options for meals on the go. Call ahead to order some of their specialties, like their Greek Chicken Marinara for $27.99, which comes with four grilled chicken breasts, orzo pasta, greek salad and pita bread. Check out there catering menu, too! (404) 233-9637 or zoeskitchen.com KeepitINtown.com

Soups by the Quart

This is a satisfying solution whether serving one or a crowd. It’s as simple as bringing them to a simmer. Try these favorite go-to places: Mercantile, themercantileatl.com MetroFresh, metrofreshatl.com Souper Jenny, souperjennyatl.com Stone Soup Kitchen, stonesoupkitchen.net Whole Foods, wholefoodsmarket.com

Taking the Cake Pumpkin Cake from A Piece of Cake On the cover of this issue of INtown is Piece of Cake’s seasonal pumpkin cake, which they are baking throughout November and December. For a 9-inch, 3-layer cake, $34.50. pieceofcakeinc.com We asked readers for their local favorites and they sounded-off on Facebook: Lara Sher B. Piece of Cake’s Carrot Cake - hands down! Jennifer K. Metrotainment Bakery’s Red Velvet cake is always a hit. Mike W. Love coconut or caramel cake from Rhodes. Jana Glass C. Piece of Cake’s caramel cake! Alison H. Marietta Diner, yum! Harry H. From Bridge Catering Steve P. Piece of Cake makes great cakes ... and San Francisco Coffee House in VaHi has great ones, too! Bill C. Mark Bishop @ Sweet Auburn Bakery is awesome Sarah B. Cake Company on Briarcliff at LaVista Byron E. We love Alon’s cakes! Peggy C. Gabriel’s fresh strawberry. Tony B. Eileen Carter Creations – best wedding cakes in Atlanta. Sondi H. Cake Cafe on Candler Gemma T. Piece of Cake, of course! It’s a toss up between Coconut and Carrot! Robert H. Gabriel’s in Marietta Dian R. Vividly Delicious Cakes Telker D. Australian Bakery – any cake served with Bluegrass sounds good Tell us what you think at atlantaintownpaper.com/

The Whole Thanksgiving Meal Yes, you can bring home the whole holiday meal. And, you have lots of options. We’ve compiled a list of some around town ready to help ease the stress. Bon Appetit!

on the morning of Thanksgiving. They’ll have roasted turkeys and entire packaged meals to go. For details, check their website. themercantileatl.com

Alon’s Thanksgiving Feast They offer a classic turkey feast with sides and pie or you can choose from options on their menu, like rib eye roast, beef tenderloin and sides such as cornbread chestnut dressing. The Classic Turkey Feast serves 10-12 people for $389.99. Order by Monday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. alons.geomerx.com

Thanksgiving To Go Meals at Murphy’s They offer a four-course dinner including turkey, sides such as maple glazed sweet potatoes, and a pie such as Fuji apple or caramel pecan. The meal serves four people for $145. They are taking orders until Saturday, Nov. 17 by phone (404) 872-0904 or online at murphysatlanta-resturant.com.

Colonnade Four-Course Dinner You can order a complete four-course dinner including items such as cranberry salad, roasted turkey breast with giblet gravy, fluffy whipped potatoes, candied yams and coconut icebox pie. $22 per person. colonnadeatl. com

OK Café Selling turkey breast and sides from the takeaway counter. Prices vary and they are closed on Thanksgiving Day. okcafe.com

Fox Brothers’ Turkey They’ll take care of the smoked turkey for $60 (for the bird and gravy). INtown readers gave this turkey very high marks. foxbrosbbq.com Honey Baked Ham’s Whole Roasted Turkey Feast This includes a whole 11-13 lb roasted turkey, 2 lb oldfashioned style cornbread dressing, 2 lb sweet potato soufflé, 24 oz turkey gravy and a 9-inch pecan pie. Heat and enjoy. $74.95. honeybakedonline.com Mary Mac’s Thanksgiving Meals to Go They are accepting orders through Sunday, Nov. 18 and have several options. A dinner for 10 ($174.90) includes carved turkey breast, green beans, whipped potatoes, cornbread dressing & gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potato souffle, bread, and pumpkin or pecan pie. (404) 876-1800. marymacs.com The Mercantile At the time of press, they confirmed they will be offering a Thanksgiving meal, but hadn’t finalized the menu. Pick-ups will be on Wednesday night and also

PARISH Thanksgiving To-Go This is a customizable menu with a la carte options. Prices vary on selection and include items such as all natural roasted boneless turkey breast (21 lbs) with chicken and sage gravy for $22; leek, mushroom and thyme stuffing for $10 quart; smoked paprika and honey sweet potatoes for $9 quart; and, deviled eggs with smoky house bacon for $6 per half dozen. To place your order (by Nov. 18 at 5 p.m.) and to get the full menu, (404) 681-4434. parishatl.com Thanksgiving Feast from Serpas True Food They have seasonally inspired menu including first courses, turkey and stuffing, choice of sides and dessert. A feast for 4 people is $112 (or $147 with a fried turkey). Orders should be placed by noon on Sunday, Nov 18, at (404) 688-0040. Menu choices (butternut squash soup, buttermilk mashed potatoes, pecan pie, etc) are online. serpasrestaurant.com. IN


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Quick Bites is based on the hamburger stands of the 1950s and 1960s with a modern twist: it only serves all-natural, grass-fed beef with no chemical or additives. Bonefish Grill will also open a new outpost at the Cousin’s Properties project, which is expected to open this month.

Pollo Tropical is entering the metro Atlanta market with two locations: 2955 Cobb Parkway and at 825 Duluth Highway. The Miami-based fast casual offers citrus marinated grilled chicken, guava barbecue riblets, mojo roast pork and more. For more information, visit pollotropical.com. Old Fourth Ward foodies have a new pizzeria, Ammazza, at 591-A Edgewood Ave. Wood fired pizza and antipasto are on the extensive menu. ammazza.com The website World’s Best Bars selected Decatur’s Iberian Pig as the 34th best bar on Earth in a recent poll. worldsbestbars. com/top-100 Esquire Magazine has named Chef Ford Fry’s new restaurant The Optimist as 2012 Restaurant of the Year. Esquire’s John Mariani, who has eaten his way across the country for nearly three decades, described the restaurant as a “soaring, convivial spot” with “seafood cooked with old-school expertise.” Burgerfi will enter the Atlanta market with a location at Emory Point. The Florida-headquartered, casual restaurant

Slow Food Atlanta presents the inaugural Georgia Jaunt, an exclusive opportunity to explore Georgia’s unique regions and distinctive foods on Saturday, Nov. 10, and Sunday, Nov. 11. Attendees will enjoy a variety of delicious adventures throughout the overnight escape including guided tours, a bonfire celebration and dinner created by Chef Robert Lupo of Leon’s Full Service. Tickets are $175 per person and include guided tours and events, meals, transportation to-and-from Atlanta to the farms and camping on White Oak Pastures. Guests seeking additional, indoor lodging can take advantage of hotel rooms conveniently located near White Oak Pastures for an additional $90. The bus will depart from the Georgia Organics office and guests are invited to leave their cars in the securely gated parking lot for the weekend. slowfoodatlanta.org. The former location of Outwrite Books in Midtown is being transformed by the owners of adjacent Gilbert’s Cafe into a new restaurant, 10th & Piedmont. Executive chef Brett Ring will create seasonally inspired “global cuisine with a regional, Southern influence.” Lunch, dinner and weekend brunch will be served and there will be DJ entertainment during late nights.

and Taco Diner, a traditional Mexico City-style taqueria will open in 2013 at the 12th & Midtown development. Article 14 is now open at the corner of 14th and Peachtree streets in Midtown serving up a lunch and dinner menu inspired by Executive Chef Bernie McDonough’s travels through South America and the Caribbean. legacyresaturantpartners.com Peasant Bistro in Downtown has a new team of cooks: Executive Chef Shane Devereux and Chef de Cuisine Eric (E.B.) Brown. peasantatl.com The latest addition to the growing street food scene is Munch Food Truck, owned by James Dimaculangan. The truck serves up Pan-Asian cuisine. Follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/ munchfoodtruck.

Cabbagetown’s annual Chomp and Stomp Chili Cookoff & Festival is at the top of the month, Nov. 3. For details on the chili, music, 5K and more, visit chompandstomp.com.

Freshfully.com, a website that sells locally grown food, has launched in Atlanta to make it easier for consumers to find and buy food from local farmers. Chef Eddie Hernandez and Taqueria del Sol welcome guest chefs Amy Tornquist from Watts Grocery and Hummingbird Bakery in Durham, NC and Bill Smith of Crook’s Corner Cafe & bar in Chapel Hill, NC for the second Piggy Bank Dinner to benefit the Southern Foodways Alliance on Sunday, Nov. 11, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Taqueria location at at 2165 Cheshire Bridge Road. Tickets are $75 per person and include a sixcourse dinner with beer pairings, gratuity and tax. piggybankdinners.com. IN

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Atlanta-based company brings together alcohol and icecream By Ally Wright Atlanta’s own Frozen Pints discovered that something delicious happens when you infuse fresh ice-cream with your favorite craft beers. Since its launch this past summer, Frozen Pints has been making appearances at beer festivals and events across the city. It is available in more than 40 stores and will soon be offered at Inman Perk Coffee Shop, behind the bar for your alcoholic ice-cream scooping pleasure. Founder Ari Fleischer came up with the idea two years ago. “It was actually an accident. We were having a barbecue, and a friend of mine happened to bring an ice cream maker.” Add in some craftbrew drinking and a little karmic spilling near the

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machine, and an experiment was born: “Why not pour it in and see how it turns out?” That’s what they did, and the first batch “came out pretty tasty.” Fleischer knew he was on to something. He and partner, Aly Moler, are now focusing on combing the best beers with the best flavors to appeal to different tastes. With flavors like “Honey IPA” and “Malted Milk Chocolate Stout,” it’s no surprise Frozen Pints have become a crowd-pleaser. They also do seasonal flavors, such as their current “Pumpkin Ale” ice cream. To find out where Frozen Pints will be next, or to learn how bribery could get you on the new-flavortaste-testing team, check out frozenpints.com. IN KeepitINtown.com


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eSTabliShing family cooKing TradiTionS By Christine Fallucco Mud Pie Cooking School Cooking at home with your child over the holiday season is one of the greatest ways to create memories and ultimately traditions for your family. At Mud Pie Cooking School, the November and December holiday season is one of our favorite times to instruct parents and children to cook together. It is our experience that inevitably the parents have as much fun as the children. This November and December, the focus of the Kid’s Cooking Column is on holiday recipes that you can make with your child. For Thanksgiving, a great way to involve your child is by giving him/her a role with mom/ dad in the meal preparation. The involvement will help your child feel responsible and useful. It will set the stage for establishing tradition and making wonderful memories. For this task, I recommend making our yummy Apple Pie recipe with your little one. A child as young as three years old can help an adult make it. With you, they will get to measure ingredients, learn about baking, sample tasty nutritional apples, spend memorable time with mom or dad, and, in the end, proudly proclaim, “Look What I Made!” when serving a family member a piece of pie that he/she made for your Thanksgiving dessert.

Apple Pie Tip: Below are questions you could ask your child while when making your Apple Pie. There are different questions for varied age children. • Where do apples grow? • In what season, can you pick apples? • Are apples a fruit or a vegetable? • Are apples good for you? • How many types of apples can you name? • What else can you make with apples? You will need: Two pie shells (one box Pillsbury Dough Pie shells), apples, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, butter, cardamom, apple corer, knife, wooden spoon, two bowls, cookie sheet, pie pan, and wire rack. Directions: Adult only pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together ½ C. brown sugar, 1 T. flour, ¾ t. cinnamon, and ½ t. cardamom. Rinse apples, adult only trim skin off of apples, core apples with apple corer and cut apples into slices. Add apple slices to the bowl with spices, coat apples. Combine in a medium bowl 2/3 C. brown sugar, ½ C. flour, ½ t. cinnamon, and 2 T. butter to make topping. Line a pan with 1 pie shell. Pour apple mixture into pie shell. Pour topping mixture over apples in pie

pan. Top apples with remaining pie shell, pinch together shell ends, and slice three slits in top of pie crust to allow steam to escape. Adult only to place apple pie in oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes then place pie on a wire rack for 2 hours to cool before serving. IN To learn more and sign-up for Mud Pie Cooking School monthly subscriptions, email info@mudpiecooking.com. Look for part two of Christine’s column in the December issue of INtown.

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Buckhead atlanta An update on the project as construction resumes

By Shandra Hill Smith

You may have noticed a bit more activity at the former site of Buckhead Village as construction on the Buckhead Atlanta development moves into its third month. Balfour Beatty resumed construction on the project in August after work was halted on the project three years ago at the beginning of the economic recession. Buckhead Atlanta is a six-block, eightacre luxury, mixed-use community that will total around 1.5 million square feet. The walkable community will connect two main arteries of Atlanta at Peachtree Road and East Paces Ferry Road. It will consist of five buildings, the first three of which should be complete by late 2013 or early 2014, according to Hunter Richardson, managing director of the project for developer OliverMcMillan.

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Featuring a residential unit, upscale retail and an array of restaurants, Buckhead Atlanta will cater to a broad demographic “whether for a football game or convention or just making a weekend shopping trip to Atlanta,” Richardson says. “For years, we have anticipated the start of construction on the transformative Buckhead Atlanta, which, when completed, will be a sign of Atlanta’s resilience and innovation,” Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says. “A rejuvenated Buckhead will not only attract the nation’s top developers and retailers but thousands of new consumers and residents.” Hermès, the French high-fashion design house, will be the first of a number of retailers to open at Buckhead Atlanta. Some 370 apartment units will be

included in the project in a high-rise building that “will appeal largely to “25 to 40 year olds who want an urban residential experience” and rent by choice, says Richardson. As a way to differentiate from other streetscapes in Atlanta, San Diegobased OliverMcMillan turned to Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects – the team behind Chicago’s Magnificent Mile – for a partnership focused on creating a pedestrian-friendly environment. Among the planned features for the Buckhead Atlanta streetscape are planter beds and streetlights. “When someone walks through they may feel really comfortable and not know exactly why,” says Richardson. “It’s because we’re paying attention to all of the details.”

It all falls in line with the OliverMcMillan focus of “making special places happen,” according to Richardson. “It’s really about creating an environment that is going to make living in that environment, working in that environment or shopping in that environment more special.” Atlanta City Council Member Howard Shook says, “Construction on Buckhead Atlanta marks the rebirth of this vibrant area. This is a huge step forward for the Buckhead Village and for Atlanta. The added sidewalks and pedestrian focus will be a big attraction for businesses, employees and residences.” IN For more information, visit OliverMcMillan.com. KeepitIntown.com

Real Estate Briefs Atlanta as a contemporary gallery, hosting local, national and international works of art on view for the public. A nine-story sculptural element along the façade will be the first noticeable revision to the building. A natural light gallery on the south side of the space will host visual and installation work while the north gallery will be light controlled and will serve as a platform for digital art, video work and light sensitive installations. “The re-creation of this building and incorporation of this gallery will be a significant milestone in Downtown Atlanta creative culture,”said OCA Director Camille Russell Love. For more, visit ocaatlanta.com.

Greystar and Prudential Real Estate Investors broke ground last month on a new 197-unit luxury apartment community at the Westside Provisions District. The new community will be called Elan Westside and will offer luxury loft-style studios, one, and twobedroom apartment homes. Interiors will have “industrial chic” finishes including polished concrete floors, sleek cabinetry, granite countertops and brushed nickel plumbing fixtures. Community amenities will include a resort-style pool, outdoor kitchen area, fire pits, fitness center and club room. The mixed-use development will also include approximately 11,000 square feet of retail space, which will be developed and managed by Westbridge Partners. Early plans call for a restaurant and boutique retail space. westbridgepartners.net

In the September 2012 issue of Professional Remodeler, Heather Shuster, Renewal Design Build’s Project Development Director, was named a Top 40 Under 40 Remodeling Professional. Shuster was the only recipient awarded in the state of Georgia and one of only five women recognized with this honor. She has worked with Renewal Design Build for over four years and has a design and management background. renewaldesignbuild.com Rockhaven Homes has started pre-sales at Brookhaven’s Mabry Oaks. The streetscape of Mabry Oaks will feature brick and stone accents, with three-car garages completing the look. Homes will have large, open floor plans with four to five bedrooms and outdoor living spaces. rockhavenga.com. The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce Stanley, Beaman & Sears as the winner of the 2012 creative design competition RE-DESIGN. This competition invited architectural firms to re-imagine a 3,000 square foot lobby space at 72 Marietta Street, formerly home to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The new function of this space will serve the City of


Acadia Homes & Neighborhoods recently achieved a company milestone by closing its 100th new home in Atlanta. Acadia is building in 15 communities across the metro Atlanta area with prices from the high $100,000s to the low $500,000s. This year alone, the builder started construction on new homes at Preserve at North Valley in Milton, The Preserve at Wiley Bridge in Woodstock, Parkside Village and Wellstone in Cumming, Maner Street and Sherwood Park in Smyrna, The Reserve at City Park and City Park in Midtown, Bakers Farms in Braselton, Sutherland Corner in Lake Claire and Eagles Crest, Reece Farms, and Arbor Green in West Cobb. acadiahomesus. com. IN


Ansley Park. $595,000 270 15th Street 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5036683 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595 Kevin McBride 404.626.6884

Buckhead. $2,650,000 105 E Chambord Drive NW 6BR/6Full 2half BA FMLS:5058763 Chuck Wood 404.974.4418

Buckhead. $390,000 1820 Peachtree Street 2BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5061619 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378

Candler Park. $399,000 367 Oakdale Road NE 6BR/2BA FMLS: 5065872 Michael Redwine 404.394.4071 Nancy House 770.310.3445


East Atlanta. $225,000 1415 Orange Blossom Terrace 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5070803 Michael Redwine 404.394.4071 Nancy House 770.310.3445

Midtown. $299,900 805 Peachtree Street NE 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5070807 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595

Midtown. $219,900 855 Peachtree Street NE 2BR/1BA FMLS: 5070833 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595

Midtown. $145,000 560 Dutch Valley Road NE 1BR/1BA FMLS: 5036078 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595


Sandy Springs. $349,000 95 Spruell Springs Road 3BR/2BA FMLS: 5017747 Tina Hunsicker 404.931.3944

Serenbe. $565,000 580 Tabb Way 4BR/4.5 BA FMLS: 5051617 Sandra Storrar 404.310.3558

Buckhead 404.237.5000

Vinings. $1,000,000 2159 Whitehall Court 6BR/5.5BA FMLS: 5043752 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595

Virginia Highland. $309,900 675 Greenwood Avenue NE 2BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5070743 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595

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WalMart’S inrOadS Retail giant moves out of the burbs By Collin Kelley Editor The suburbs used to be Walmart’s domain, but now the retail giant is moving into the city with new locations opening soon, on the drawing board and rumors running wild about more. It’s no secret that the announcement of a new Walmart these days is often met with opposition by community residents and local business owners worried of being driven out of business. Protesters have made themselves visible for months in Decatur as plans for a a new Walmart in Suburban Plaza move forward under the direction of developer Selig Enterprises. The anti-Walmart group, Good Growth DeKalb, has been raising funds to mount a legal challenge to block the retailer. Walmart released a statement in September dismissing Good Growth DeKalb as a vocal minority, claiming that the supercenter will bring needed jobs and convenience to the neighborhood. In Buckhead, developer Jeff Fuqua hit a roadblock when the Atlanta City Council blocked its plans for a 150,000 square foot Walmart near the Lindbergh MARTA station as part of a new mixed-

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used development. Fuqua Development and Walmart have also been in “preliminary” discussion about a Walmart in Glenwood Park, which has already caused concern for homeowners and small business owners in the burgeoning East Atlanta neighborhood. The Glenwood development would sit on a parcel of property behind the ENSO apartments at 800 Glenwood Ave. (near the Bill Kennedy Way intersection) including nearly 200,000 square feet of retail. There would also be easy access to the Atlanta BeltLine. Meanwhile, a Walmart Supercenter is definitely opening on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Vine City in January. Walmart has opened a hiring center at 825 MLK Jr. Drive, Suite B and will be hiring 150 full and part-time employees from now through Dec. 31. Intown’s first Walmart opened nearly five years ago on Howell Mill Road at the intersection of I-75. IN The rumored location for Walmart in Glenwood Park along Glenwood Ave.

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Andy’s House

My friend Andy has many stories to tell. No matter which item you point to in her home, you’ll likely get one of three answers: “Oh, I found that on the side of the road” or “I bought it at a thrift store” or “That’s my grandmother’s.” Her house is filled with great finds for little money, but you’d never know it. Andy’s lovely East Atlanta bungalow oozes style, charm and good taste. Upon entering, you can tell this is a person’s home who appreciates and deeply admires the work of artists. Andy has found a career in art design and her sister is a painter, as was her grandmother. The chandelier is from Ballard Designs and orginally priced at $600, but Andy found it on eBay for $199. Her mantel may be my favorite section of the house. I love her finds in white placed atop the distressed fireplace. And the mirror and two sweet vintage plates make it the prettiest picture. The top piece of art is a lithograph entitled, “The Faithful Companion.” The copper work Andy found at a thrift store and the painting of orange and green flowers she picked up at Scott’s Antique Market. The little white vase atop the old washboard was Andy’s first thrift store find when she was 7 years old. Love that. I love the far wall in her kitchen. The old shutters Andy found at Lakewood Antiques (now defunct) and the flowered paintings were done by Atlanta artist Michele Prahler and created on plywood with a mix of patterned paper and a sharpie. Another favorite item is an old recipe box from Andy’s grandmother, which is such a wonderful keepsake. It makes me think of my own mother’s recipe box, and my grandmothers’...it’s just the way it was done and each card was written in script.


Andy’s bedroom has incredible natural light and warm toned blues and browns, my favorite combo. It’s cozy here. One of Andy’s just completed projects is an old vanity she found by the side of the road. After sanding it down and adding a thinned out mix of paint and water (she only used about 1/2 cup of paint), itt’s a perfect addition to her charming front porch. Whenever Andy has a party or get together, I always find myself situated out on the front porch. It’s wide and spacious with lots of character and people passing by on the nearby sidewalk. It just always feels like a true Southern porch to me. A good Southern girl knows how to can, and dag nabbit, Andy knows how to can. She makes delicious strawberry jelly from strawberries found at the East Atlanta Farmer’s Market. She letterpressed the labels and hands the jars out to friends. For now, she stores what she has in this great old Coke case, complete with old Coke bottles, which she, of course, found on the side of the road. IN

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Lifecycle building center Making a bigger impact on global climate change By Clare S. Richie

Global climate change is happening now and has scary potential consequences for future generations. Just like your family, mine seeks to minimize our carbon footprint. We recycle, use cloth grocery bags, carpool, pack school lunches in reusable containers, donate clothes, toys and household items, and buy “antiques” mostly found at yard sales. But we struggle with how to make a bigger impact. The Lifecycle Building Center ­­– the first large-scale waste reduction operation in Atlanta – is making that bigger impact by diverting tons of usable building materials from our landfills, among other efforts. Established in November 2011, this entrepreneurial nonprofit strives to make each phase of a building’s life – design/ build, use/adaptation and demolition/ removal – more efficient and sustainable by reuse and resale of building materials and through community outreach.

During my visit to the center, Operations Manager Adam Deck explained the environmental and social benefits of their work. Less solid waste in landfills through material reuse makes a dent in associated greenhouse gas emissions, reduces the need to extract new resources, and provides greater access to affordable materials for individuals and community groups. And, new jobs are created when demolitions include strategic disassembly. For now, the heart of the operation is

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the retail reuse center. During my visit, the store was stocked with doors, windows, cabinetry, fireplace mantels, appliances, HVAC equipment, plumbing fixtures and more. I spoke with two excited customers who were referred by their architects. One is renovating her home with recycled materials and the other was looking for a bargain on interior doors and shelving for a commercial renovation project in Kirkwood. The store is just one of Lifecycle Building Center’s first year accomplishments. The nonprofit removed usable materials from Fort McPherson, TGI Fridays, and Emory University demolitions. Seems like a no-brainer for all local demolition contractors to allow Lifecycle Building Center to pull usable materials out before buildings are demolished. On top of their regular client fees, contractors would receive a tax break for donated materials and would divert tons of debris from local landfills. Lifecycle Building Center is also proud of the tons of free materials it has provided to nonprofits. As Adam Deck put it, “We play match-maker whenever we can.” One recent match involved WonderRoot, an art and social action non-profit and an antique dealer. WonderRoot called looking for panels to display art. An antique dealer

wanted to donate 200 sheets of plywood. Thanks to the “match-maker,” WonderRoot received a $1,400 in-kind donation, the dealer received a tax deduction, and 5 tons of debris stayed out of a Georgia landfill. Lifecycle Building Center also brokered the donation of a $250,000 conveyor system to Atlanta Community Food Bank from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Community outreach, with an emphasis on resource efficiency and green building, is next on the horizon. This will include monthly hands-on trainings, such as how to make HVAC systems more energy efficient, and a staffed kiosk to provide oneto-one technical assistance. Lifecycle Building Center still needs additional investment now to fully implement their business plan. With targeted staff and capital like a box truck and fork lift, this nonprofit plans on being self-supported from fees and retail sales, three to five years from now. Take a trip to the retail store on 1166 Murphy St., located in Southwest Atlanta along the city’s oldest industrial corridor. See what’s been diverted from a local landfill. You might even find a cabinet for your art supplies. While your there, be sure to check out the larger warehouse adjacent to the store – poised for expansion. This is what a bigger impact looks like. IN

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REVIVAL RESURFACES Vintage marketplace heads to Buford’s Tannery Row for next show Vendor, The Raw Supply Company Co., is also on Etsy: etsy.com/shop/TheRawSupplyCo Vendor Vintage House Dressing’s motto is “ReUse, RePurpose, ReFresh.” vintagehousedressing.com

Building on the success of its inaugural marketplace in Atlanta in June, The Revival will be heading outside the perimeter to historic Buford on Nov. 17-18 for its second vintage marketplace. The Revival will be held in Buford’s Tannery Row and offers a weekend full of vintage finds, art, music and “do-ityourself ” skills. “Interest in vintage and antique items remains high,” said The Revival’s cofounder Weatherly Copenhaver. “We have found that people love to mix new and vintage items in their homes or purchase upcycled art or clothing as a way to get something new and do something good for the planet.” “We had more than 1,500 people attend our first marketplace – during a record-

breaking heat wave – and we are so pleased to be able to bring The Revival back to share our passion and grow the vintage community.” Some of November’s featured vendors include: Lisa Jill Jewelry, True Riches, Vintage House Dressing and Fragments Reborn. All vendors have 90 percent true vintage inventory, or pieces made from vintage parts at least 20 years or older. Repurposed items, original art and handcrafted jewelry that are vintage in nature will also be featured in the marketplace. Tickets to The Revival are $5 and can be purchased online or at the door. Children 12 and under and parking are free. therevivalofvintage.com or find them on Facebook. IN

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Gardening 400 treeS alOng Beltline eaStSide trail

The newly-opened Eastside Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine will be home to more than 400 large new trees, planted by local non-profit Trees Atlanta alongside the path. Over the next several months, an additional 270 trees will be planted along the trail. The trees are part of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, which is a botanical garden with a focus on tree collections that loops around the trails, parks, and neighborhoods that comprise the Atlanta BeltLine. The trees planted will be large, ranging in size from 2.5-inch caliper to 6-inch caliper and already up to 18 feet tall. “Planting large trees creates instant impact on the Atlanta BeltLine, both visually and environmentally,” says Co-Executive Director of Trees Atlanta Greg Levine.

Over 60 different types of trees will be planted on the Eastside Trail with contractors and equipment. Of these, 17 are magnolia species and cultivars, 20 are oak species and cultivars, and 11 are evergreen. Selections of interest include ‘Cathedral’ live oak, Georgia oak, Bur oak, Pignut hickory, Sassafras, and a couple of yellowflowering deciduous magnolia hybrids (‘Yellow Lantern’ and ‘Yellow Bird’). Trees Atlanta will be caring for these trees for five years. On December 15, Trees Atlanta volunteers will plant more trees on the Eastside Trail – 209 Sassafras trees and 67 long leaf pine trees in sizes ranging from 3- to 7-gallons. More details will be found on www. treesatlanta.org in early December, where potential volunteers can sign up to help with the project. There will be another volunteer opportunity on the Eastside Trail in March, at which time Trees Atlanta will plant native grasses. Trees Atlanta will also be leading walking tours of the Arboretum, starting with the Eastside Trail, through its year-round Docent Program. Visitors will be able to sign up for a walking tour through Trees Atlanta or the Atlanta BeltLine. During the 2.25 mile walk, participants will learn about the horticultural points of interest along the Atlanta BeltLine, as well as some Atlanta history pertinent to the area. Tours of Eastside Trail will begin later this fall. For more information, please visit www.treesatlanta.org. IN



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The Perfect Tree Landscape designers are always looking for the perfect tree. They look for a tree with a straight leader, good scaffolding (branch structure), beautiful foliage and a vigorous growth habit. Used to be that finding one perfect tree could be difficult and finding two or more perfectly matched trees could be a daunting task. Over the years, I’ve spent many hours with landscape designers tromping around tree nurseries in search of perfect trees. We may have been looking for two matching perfect oaks for the front of a residence or maybe 20 matching perfect elms for an allée (a path or drive with trees planted on both sides). The search is no longer as difficult as it once was due to several reasons. In the past, most hardwood trees such as oaks or maples were grown from seed just as it happens in nature. Trees produced from seed have genetic diversity, just like people. No two white oaks produced from seeds are exactly alike, just like no two human siblings are exactly alike. So oaks and other trees grown from seed would rarely be uniform. Recently, with advance techniques in plant propagation, it is possible to clone trees. A grower will find a tree, say a willow oak (Quercus phellos), that has

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all the qualities desirable in this kind of tree. Cuttings will be taken (usually a stem with one or two leaves) and chemically manipulated to produce roots. In this manner, thousands of trees can be produced that will be genetically identical to the original tree and share all its desirable characteristics. These trees are all clones of the original. A row of three-year-old cloned willow oaks growing in a tree nursery will all look remarkably similar. There can be a down side to messing with Mother Nature, though. Genetic diversity usually gives at least some members of a species resistance to various diseases. In other words, while a disease may decimate a population of oaks, because of genetic diversity, some oaks will survive and the population will recover. If the cloned tree does not have a natural resistance to the disease, all of the cloned trees will be wiped out. Thousands of trees around the country could be lost. This is certainly a possible scenario. Like they say, be careful messing with Mother Nature. Now that you know about perfect trees, it’s time to decide which is the perfect tree for your yard. After all, it’s fall and fall is the best time to plant trees. First thing to do is check out the trees you currently have. Are they healthy and structurally sound? If you have doubts, consult with an arborist. He or she can assess the health of the tree. If a tree needs to be removed, the arborist can help you secure the necessary permits from the city that will be needed for the removal. If you would like a shade tree, even in an urban environment with limited space, a place can often be found to put a large tree. Plant on the south or southwest corner and, as the tree grows, it will create shade where you need it most and still leave sunny areas for gardening. When it comes to picking a shade tree, there are a lot of choices. I prefer oaks as they are beautiful, durable and long-lived trees. When you plant an oak, you are planting an entity that has a chance to possibly live for hundreds of years. Planting an oak is an opportunity to affect the future in a positive way while adding beauty and value to your home. Thank goodness that people so many years ago planted all the wonderful big trees we have around Atlanta. Without these mature shade trees, Atlanta would be a very different place. It’s fall – do something good for future generations and plant a tree. IN Walt Harrison is the owner of Habersham Gardens, 2067 Manchester St., in Morningside. For more, visit habershamgardens.com. KeepitIntown.com


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BROOKHAVEN – John Willis resale featuring renovated kitchen, oversized master suite, fresh paint, huge walk-in closet. 3Bed/2.5Bath $429,900 FMLS: 5073330 Bradford Smith 404-210-4141

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chef’s kitchen, master with deluxe spa bath, large bedrooms, deck, fenced yard, 2 car garage. 3Bed/3.5Bath $499,000 FMLS: 5066237 Bradford Smith 404-210-4141

BUCKHEAD – Custom Stephen Fuller home featuring enormous great room, state of the art kitchen, all bedrooms are en-suite. 6Bed/7Bath/2Half Bath $1,795,000 FMLS: 5062517 Marc Castillo 404-449-6862

EMORY/CDC – Executive home w/formal LR, 2 story family rm w/built-ins, granite kitchen, hardwoods, 9’ ceils, in-law suite on terrace level. 4Bed/3.5Bath $565,000 FMLS: 5069831 Mike Kondalski 404-234-9379

WINNONA PARK – Renovated home featuring gourmet kitchen, formal dining rm, cedar screen porch, 2 outdoor fireplaces, full finished bsmnt. 6Bed/4Bath $699,900 FMLS: 5061483 Melissa Stratton 404-713-5850

DRUID HILLS – All brick home w/hardwoods, 9’ ceils, formal DR, large basement, period built-ins & millwork, office/sunroom. 3Bed/2Bath $299,000 FMLS: 5055538 Sally Westmoreland 404-354-4845

LENOX PARK – Private updated home on nearly an acre. Features heated gunite pool, open floor plan, full basement, 1 car garage. 3Bed/2.5Bath $459,900 FMLS: 5058176 Marc Castillo 404-449-6862

BUCKHEAD – Spectacular panoramic views of downtown, sophisticated floor plan, 4 tiled balconies, custom built-ins, gourmet kitchen. 2Bed/2.5Bath $1,500,000 FMLS: 5014404 Helene DeLoach 404-210-6250

DOWNTOWN – Fully Furn w/ S/S appl. Gran cntp, hdwd flrs. Hotel amenities, priv club rm, 24hr conc, pool, fit ctr. Walk-in master closet. 2Bed/2Bath $339,000 FMLS: 5019085 Marisol Garcia 404-542-2518

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