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‘Round about ‘Midnight’ EDITOR’S LETTER

I self-published my first poetry collection back in 2013 at a time when self-publishing was still frowned upon. It was the smartest decision I ever made. Fifteen years later, my third full-length collection, “Midnight in a Perfect World,” will be published this month by award-winning Sibling Rivalry Press. Along with poetry, I also managed to publish three novels, a short story collection, an album of spoken word and two other small poetry collections known as chapbooks. All of that output has occurred while I’ve been editor here at Atlanta INtown, which also boggles my mind. I’m getting ready to move into my 17th year at INtown, which will be celebrating Collin Kelley its 25th anniversary in the new year. It’s a cliché, but what a long, strange trip it’s been. Amidst editing this magazine and writing fiction and poetry, I’ve also somehow managed to fit in a good bit of travel. “Midnight in a Perfect World” chronicles my many trips to London, which I consider my second home. I’ve been traveling to the UK almost every year since 1995. I have made some incredible friends there, had the opportunity to perform my work at some amazing venues (Southbank Centre and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, come to mind) and even guest lecture at Oxford University. But the vast majority of my writing has been done right here in Atlanta, starting in Cabbagetown and then the Old Fourth Ward. For all my globetrotting, I always come home to Atlanta, which has nourished me and welcomed me into the amazing community of artists and writers who live and work here. So, while I will be reading in London early next year for the new book, “Midnight in a Perfect World” will have its official launch here in my hometown. The official launch will be Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:15 p.m. as part of the annual Voices Carry poetry reading cosponsored by Poetry Atlanta and Georgia Center for the Book. The free event, which also features Cecilia Woloch, Sharan Strange, Rupert Fike and JC Reilly, will be held at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St. in Decatur, GA. Charis Books & More will provide books for the evening. Speaking of Charis, I will read from the new collection at the shop, 1189 Euclid Ave. in Little Five Points, on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m. I will be reading with the brilliant Katie Farris (“boysgirls”). Hope to see many of you at one (or both) of these events!

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The Neighborhood News & Features

Memorial Drive Greenway Linear park moves closer to reality after nearly fifty years in discussion By Mark Wallace Maguire


plan to build a one-mile linear park linking the Capitol to Oakland Cemetery along Memorial Drive is coming closer to fruition. Totaling 12 acres, the Memorial Drive Greenway will be filled with greenspace, fountains, restaurants and public art connecting five historic Intown neighborhoods. “For all the criticism Atlanta gets about cultural identity and preservation, here we have an opportunity to create something that serves the past and future of Georgia. We won’t get it again,” said Greg Giuffrida who serves as Memorial Drive Corridor Executive for Central Atlanta Progress and as a volunteer with Friends of Memorial Drive Greenway.

A green game changer Renderings of the park demonstrate how integral it would be to the city’s southeast side. While the park will not be contiguous – there will be streets separating sections and a pedestrian bridge over one of them – it is linear. There will be a section set aside for a performance lawn, an area for a chapel, and open spaces prime for outdoor classrooms and playgrounds.

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The pièce de résistance is the park area just to the west of the Gold Dome where a proposed cap over the Downtown Connector will be installed. It features a large open space, lush landscaping, a fountain and a sculpture garden. The origins of the greenway are murky at best. According to sources, the idea for the park has been floating around for nearly 50 years, but due to factors including the economy and politics, it has sputtered and stalled. During the last five decades, the park has received boosts for buying land parcels and redevelopment from organizations including the Atlanta Housing Authority, nonprofits, the state government and small funds from federal groups such as HUD and the EPA. However, momentum to link the land and complete the park was hit hard during the economic recession. But with the economy roaring back to life and Atlanta’s collective interest in greenspace on the uptick, the reality of the park is gaining ground. Brent Beatty serves as founder of the Friends of Memorial Drive Greenway, the all-volunteer nonprofit group that virtually ties all the stakeholders together and serves as the engine for the park’s efforts. The group, which is fiscally tied in with the park advocacy nonprofit, Park Pride, is experiencing significant success.

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“We’ve got some momentum over the past year,” Beatty said. “We’ve learned that this idea is embraced by local communities and businesses and is a very easy thing for people to galvanize around.”

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With a project this significant in this area of the city, there are bound to be numerous entities involved in the buying and swapping of land. As of press time, the city of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation currently owns and manages nearly one-third of the land parcels within the proposed park. Funds from the Eastside Tax Allocation District (TAD) are committed to acquire more parkland, while the proposed interstate cap would require both state and federal approval. The mix of stakeholders hasn’t dampened enthusiasm for The Friends of the Memorial Drive Greenway. Earlier this year, the organization kicked off a $200,000 capital fundraising campaign for the park. The funds will be used for everything from buying new trash receptacles and landscaping to acquiring land. The campaign is off to a robust start. By late October, over $40,000 had been raised with more fundraisers on the docket. Beatty said the interest of the community, businesses and civic organizations has been highly encouraging. When asked whether he’s surprised at the progress and momentum of the greenway, he was upbeat. “I actually thought it would happen a lot faster,” Beatty said. “I understand that capping the connector might take some work, but the majority of the park could come together in just a couple of years.”

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That sentiment is shared by Karen Huded, who serves as communications lead for the Friends of Memorial Drive Greenway. “There is always a concern people will taper off in their enthusiasm and I think we’ve seen the opposite of that,” she said. The funds have come from a variety of sources including individuals and businesses. The Friends of Memorial Drive Greenway is also working with Park Pride on acquiring grants. Visit the Friends of Memorial Drive Greenway’s Facebook page at FriendsofMDG to make a donation and keep abreast of the project.

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MARTA board approves $2.7 billion expansion list

ON THE AGENDA MEETINGS The Atlanta City Council meets Nov. 5 and Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. at City Hall, 55 Trinity Ave. For agendas and more information, visit Atlanta Board of Education meets Nov. 5 for presentations at 2:30 p.m. and for community meeting and legislative action at 6 p.m., 130 Trinity Ave. Information: The Decatur City Commission meets in open session on the first and third Mondays of each month at City Hall, 509 North McDonough Street, at 7:30 p.m.

By Collin Kelley The MARTA Board of Directors has unanimously approved a multi-billion dollar expansion list, representing the region’s largest transit investment in more than four decades. The More MARTA Atlanta program will be partially funded by approximately $2.7 billion generated by a half-penny sales tax approved by city voters in 2016. Additional public and private funding will be sought to advance and expand key aspects of the program. A two-year study led to a 17-project program that calls for 22 miles of light-rail transit (LRT), 14 miles of bus rapid transit (BRT), 26 miles of arterial rapid transit (ART), two new transit centers, additional fixed-route bus service and upgrades to existing rail stations. Residents were most supportive of transit investments along the Atlanta BeltLine, in the Clifton Corridor and on Campbellton Road. Notably, the list includes more than $570 million for light rail along 15 miles of the Atlanta Beltline and $350 million to build a light rail line from Lindbergh Station to the Emory University/CDC campus. “As Atlanta’s population grows, so must our investment in equitable and accessible transportation options,” said Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. “With development plans spanning from Greenbriar in Southwest Atlanta to Emory University, today’s MARTA vote helps move us closer towards becoming

One Atlanta.” “Think of this as a major and transformational down payment on our future commitment to the city and to the region,” said MARTA General Manager & CEO Jeffrey Parker. “This is an important milestone, but it’s not the finish line.” Along with the plans for the city, MARTA is expected this month to consider a 22-mile line that would connect the East Point station deep into Clayton County with stops in Jonesboro and Lovejoy. The line would feature passenger commuter trains more similar to those found in New England and would run parallel to existing Norfolk-Southern tracks. For more details on the More MARTA program, including a map and breakdown of projects, visit aspx.

Spring Hill Mortuary receives city landmark status

NEWS The Atlanta City Council has approved salary increases for Atlanta Police Department officers. The $10 million allotted will make salaries competitive with other agencies in the region and in similarly sized urban cities nationwide. The city has launched Fix-It ATL, a program designed to identify and speed up the repair of potholes, the beautification of public spaces, and the identification of other infrastructure issues in need of attention. Visit ATL311. com for more. John Dargle has been appointed Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Terri Lee (pictured) as the City of Atlanta’s first Chief Housing Officer and Keith Whitney as the first-ever Chief Content Officer – a senior-level position that will focus on curating and sharing new content across a wide range of platforms. The Atlanta City Council approved an ordinance to rename Confederate Avenue to United Avenue in Grant Park. The legislation will also rename Confederate Court to Trestletree Court. The name changes follow a report on removing emblems of the Confederacy and white supremacy in the city.

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By Collin Kelley Atlanta has a dicey history when it comes to preserving its historic buildings, but one in Midtown has been granted landmark status as new construction pops up all around it. Spring Hill Mortuary, which has sat at the corner of Spring and 10th streets since 1928, has been given historical landmark status by the City of Atlanta, according to a report from Midtown Alliance. The building is the operational home of H.M. Patterson & Son funeral services. Thanks to a recent push from the Atlanta Urban Design Commission, the Tudor manorstyle building, designed by noted architect Philip Shutze, and some of the adjacent gardens gained landmark status in August. “Old and historic buildings in Atlanta are critically important to the vibrancy and distinctiveness of our public realm,” said planning commissioner Tim Keane. “Saving these buildings makes for more interesting places and ultimately a

more successful city.” The recent landmark designation offers the Spring Hill Mortuary the highest level of protection against future development, making it the 16th historically designated site in Midtown Atlanta. The agreement with the property owner includes protection for the main building and the front lawn, as well as the north garden. The historical designation will ensure that the front of the building and garden as seen from Spring Street will not be obstructed. However, the interior of the building is specifically excluded from historical designation. Among the notable clientele include “Gone with the Wind” author Margaret Mitchell, businessman Ivan Allen Sr., educator and Berry College founder Martha Berry and former Atlanta mayor William B. Hartsfield. When President Franklin Roosevelt died in 1945, Fred Patterson was among the morticians sent to Warm Springs to prepare the body. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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By John Ruch After years of planning, neighborhood debates and massive real estate deals, it’s time once again to play at Bobby Jones Golf Course. Atlanta’s first public golf course, dating to 1932, reopens Nov. 5 with a dramatic redesign, pitched as “revolutionary and spectacular.” The $23 million remake of Bobby Jones, located off Northside Drive in Atlanta Memorial Park, includes a total reconstruction of the course. Instead of the previous 18 holes, it’s now a “reversible” nine-hole course that golfers can play in two directions. The brainchild of the late famed designer Bob Cupp, it’s one of only two reversible courses in the nation. And that’s just one of many big changes, from a rebuilt tennis center to the inclusion of a state golf hall of fame. Standing on a manicured green during a recent preview tour, General Manager Brian Conley said he’s seen quite a few courses in his time — including the championship set-up at Lanier Golf Club, which he formerly ran — but nothing like the new Bobby Jones. “This really doesn’t compare with anything,” he said. Marty Elgison has been working on Bobby Jones improvements for at least seven years, at first as a member of the Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy. Now he’s head of the Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation, a private group overseeing the reconstruction on behalf of the state, which now owns the course. Piloting a golf cart over the course’s rolling landscape during the tour, Elgison emphasized the intent to make it a Continued on Page 10 At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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welcoming and accessible public course, not just a “revolutionary” experience for pros. One of the simplest features is a lack of roughs. “One of the things we want to encourage is to play fast and have fun,” said Elgison. The tees will be gender-neutral, ranked by a numerical skill level rather than “men’s” and “women’s,” and were designed as accessible to people with disabilities under advisement from Buckhead’s Shepherd Center rehabilitation hospital. The city’s only public driving range is part of the project. Youth golf is important, too, with Bobby Jones serving as North Atlanta High’s home course. The redesign includes an instructional “short course” for kids to “grow the game,” Elgison said. But, for all those appeals to the public interest, not all members of the public were on board with remaking Bobby Jones, especially as the plans shifted over the years from minor upgrades to the massive reconstruction. Also unsettling to many was an ownership change, as the city of Atlanta handed over the course to the state in exchange for some downtown properties around Underground Atlanta. The foundation recently avoided possible legal action from a conservation advocacy group by agreeing to save and plant more trees, and is facing a pending lawsuit from a group of neighbors concerned about tree loss, traffic and other impacts. More general criticism has centered on expansion elements, including a large new clubhouse — it won’t open until sometime next year — that will house the hall of fame, offices for state golf associations, and a bar and grill called the Tenth Hole. Elgison says that massive change was needed to make the course safe and usable, and to live up to the legacy of its namesake, a top pro of the 1920s and longtime Buckhead resident who founded the Augusta National course and co-founded the Masters Tournament. The big challenge, Elgison said, was that the course sits on 128 acres instead of the 18-hole standard of 250. The course was still popular — workers dug up 1,400 lost balls during reconstruction — but its squeezed-in nature created some problems. One was safety: balls flying at other golfers from blind angles, among other issues, Elgison said. So Bob Cupp, a Brookhaven resident who was one of the world’s top course architects, proposed the reversible course as a way to get 18 holes for the space of nine. He died during the design process and his son Bobby finished the job. It’s an unusual set-up. Elgison discussed it while trying out a putt on one of the oversized greens, each of which has two holes. “I was as confused as anybody” when he first played the course, Elgison said, but he got used to it. Players will be able to use tablet computers programmed with an interactive course map to help them figure it out, too, he said. Some other changes aren’t as big as they seem, Elgison said. The “golf hall of fame” really will be more of a memorabilia room rented out for events, not a tourist destination, he said. Other changes don’t directly involve golf, but are part of the rapidly changing landscaping. A redesigned Bitsy Grant Tennis Center next door was part of the project and opened in August with some courts atop a new, free parking deck. A new PATH Foundation multiuse trail, which is part of a connection to the Atlanta BeltLine, recently opened alongside the course. As a public course, Bobby Jones will be open seven days a week and likely 365 days a year. The initial pricing for an 18-hole round is $45 to $85, Elgison said, a rate that may be adjusted depending on public reaction. After a private soft opening for special donors, the course is expected to open to the public Nov. 5. For more information, see

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An area where trees were saved will serve as a “short course” for children to learn golf.

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Compassionate Cities Campaign designed to create dialogue and action among people By Clare S. Richie In the build up to the November midterm elections, we are often reminded of how divided we are, which can make us feel powerless and discouraged. Amidst this tense climate, however, the International Campaign for Compassionate Cities – 400 cities strong – offers a more unifying alternative. And thanks to Compassionate Atlanta, the cities of Atlanta, Berkely Lake, Clarkston and Decatur have committed to increasing compassion through local initiatives, policy and projects. “Compassion is a strong and reasonable choice and we have to learn how to shift the way we think to make that our first choice,” said Compassion Atlanta Executive Director Leanne Rubenstein. Drawing from her decades of experience working in the “mental health and refugee world,” Rubenstein describes her role as a “compassion cultivator” with 123 Charter Partners organizations and growing. In addition to engaging with metro Atlanta cities, businesses, organizations and schools to endorse and practice the charter for compassion, the nonprofit hosts a variety of programs to allow dialogue and promote action. For example, Compassionate Atlanta conducts mindfulness training in prisons, monthly meet ups at Kavarna Coffee in Decatur and represents its cause at city council meetings. Other initiatives include addressing issues of diversity equity, children and youth and homelessness. “Our Children and Youth team worked with a Title I school in Roswell to install a buddy bench and connected them with the Phoenix & Dragon bookstore to provide books for their social emotional learning program,” Rubenstein said. Most recently, the nonprofit agreed to incubate a collaborative initiative to address homelessness started by Compassionate Atlanta leaders Shelly Fine and Rob Johnson, “A Home for Everyone in DeKalb.” “We discussed our concern about the limited shelter space in DeKalb County. We were also aware that there were no temporary shelters in the county for the freezing nights,” Fine said. Both had professional and volunteer experience with the homeless: Fine as a licensed

professional counselor and Johnson after decades with the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The two then invited a group of local ministers, nonprofit agency representatives DeKalb Continuum of Care service providers and concerned citizens to join them. “When A Home for Everyone in Decatur had carefully decided its purpose, structure and core objectives through 2019, Compassionate Atlanta agreed to become the fiscal agent. Convening collaborative planning events, developing educational resources on homelessness and supporting the opening of new winter warming/freeze/inclement weather shelters will require modest new private philanthropy resources,” Johnson shared. According to Rubenstein, churches and other centers could serve as temporary shelters on a freezing night, if they shift their thinking away from the long-term commitment of a traditional shelter. “A church may say – we’re not a shelter – but they may offer teen lock-ins where they can accommodate a temporary overnight stay. They don’t need to be a shelter but can be a safe space on a cold night for a homeless family,” Rubenstein said. This fall, A Home for Everyone in DeKalb and the DeKalb County Department of Community Development staff have already begun meeting to gear up for opening of several new short-term winter freeze warming shelters. And looking ahead to 2019, Compassionate Atlanta anticipates both continuity and intentional growth. “It’s about how do we further engage our current partners and how do we bring more people into the conversation,” Rubenstein said. Certain initiatives will continue on – like offering compassion integrity training to those in recovery or experiencing homelessness and working in more schools to model compassionate behavior. And collaboration will be at the root of the work. “One of the things about Compassionate Atlanta, we don’t do anything alone, it’s all about who’s already doing something and let’s work together,” Rubenstein said. To learn more, visit

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Tech Academy City of Refuge’s new program teaches computer coding in Westside By Grace Huseth City of Refuge has opened a Tech Academy at the Workforce Innovation Hub to provide Westside residents with programs that will help them succeed in the information technology industry. The junior software developer program is the nonprofit’s biggest yet and features sixmonth training in conjunction with Interapt, a Kentucky-based information technology firm, and Accenture, a leading global professional services company. “We want to be pioneers in creating programming and changing communities,” said Dom Preyer, director of the Workforce Innovation Hub. “Everything in the tech world is so fast. There is something new every other day. If you look at coding or any other form of technology, you have to take it one step at a time.” The Hub has been a nucleus for other programs at City of Refuge since its launch two years ago. The Workforce Innovation Hub is an open workspace for collaborating on projects as well as classrooms for training in automotive, culinary arts, customer service, security and bookkeeping. Tech Academy’s curriculum, developed by Interapt, begins with a computational thinking and digital literacy, and will progress into hardware and network, Java programming and other skills training. The graduating junior software developers will be placed into either a full-time job with a corporate partner company or a four-to-six-month internship to gain valuable work experience. The Tech Academy has become not only the largest program at City of Refuge, but the most sought after. Out of the nearly 75 individuals who applied, 25 students were chosen based on their goals and post plan after Tech Academy. Preyer said City of Refuge recruits from inside out, first encouraging residents at City of Refuge to apply. Women from City of Refuge’s Eden Village, a housing center that supports over 200 women and children, and House of Cherith, a program that serves victims of sex exploitation and trafficking, applied along with individuals from the 30314 zip code. “For me, I really wanted to focus on the women and the struggle it is for women to be in the [technology] industry,” Preyer said. “The Tech Academy is a great fit for both how we are tackling it and when we are tackling it.” Sarah Wood lived in City of Refuge housing for three months and now lives in an apartment, but returns to campus every day as a Tech Academy student with dreams of becoming a junior software developer.

Top, large screens in Workforce Innovation Hub classrooms help tech students program code line by line. Right, Sarah Wood revisits logic concepts to better understand computational thinking.



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“I wanted to learn a new skill that would challenge me and that I could take anywhere,” Wood said. “I like things with little details, and if you like things with that kind of methodical nature, coding is something you would be interested in.” Wood and her fellow students first learned HTML to understand how a website should look and then learned Java Script to see how websites should work. Wood quickly mastered HTML, but found Java Script to be challenging. “I do expect road blocks and times when things may get more frustrating than normal, but I do expect myself to overcome it,” Wood said. “From what I’ve been through, I’ve had to learn to compartmentalize my priorities. Every day is kinda like a baby step. It’s the same thing with coding, everything is a baby step.” Having a step-by-step mentality is encouraged at Tech Academy. During the very first week, students were introduced to computational thinking, an outlook that encourages coders to break intimidating technology projects into manageable pieces. This perspective builds confidence away from the computer as well. “You can apply computational thinking to almost any aspect of your life. First you have to believe in a certain thing and then work through that process,” Preyer said. Computational thinking helped Deonte Walton become coding savvy in just a few months. The Tech Academy teaching assistant through Interapt attended a coding course similar to Tech Academy at CodeBridge, graduated in July, and is already teaching new programmers at City of Refuge. “Programming is taking a complex idea and breaking it down into the smallest, simplest task you can do,” said Walton. “When you are programming, you become detail oriented. Communication becomes easier too because when you get used to telling the computer exactly what to do, with instruction line by line, it becomes easier to break down advanced concepts into more simple steps.” A sense of solidarity has grown amongst the students at Tech Academy. As they program line by line, they assist student by student until the entire class is on the same page. “There are students who are picking it up fast and instead of sitting back and saying ‘I’ve got it’ they are going to other students and helping those students with camaraderie,” Preyer said. Near the end of the six months in Tech Academy, Accenture will lead a unit on soft skills. Preyer says the term “soft skills” is often misunderstood and encompasses appearance, organizational skills, communication and speaking skills, and time management. The students are already working on their online presence by publishing portfolios of work to GitHub, a popular code hosting service that connects coders so they can collaborate on projects. Student by student, step by step, Tech Academy programmers are well on their way to becoming junior software developers. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Live from Oakhurst, it’s Porchfest!

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Atlanta is a festival town and when I was younger, I was a festival guy. Many weekends were filled partaking in the sights, sounds and tastes of our various neighborhood fairs. I’d size them all up as if it were an ongoing contest. The offerings in Inman Park, VirginiaHighland, Grant Park, Midtown and Candler Park were among my favorites. But the chilicookoff, bluegrass music and early November weather vaulted Cabbagetown’s Chomp and Stomp beyond festival champion to “best day of the year.” It wasn’t until our kids got old enough to air opinions that festival-going became problematic. I gathered such pearls of wisdom as: the sun is hot, the crowds are too crowded, the grass is scratchy, the loud music is too loud. They’d complain that there was nothing for kids to do, so we’d bring them to some bloody awful “Kidz Zone” and they would declare that there were too many kids. The crazy thing is, I started to agree with them. The artwork seemed blasé, the music a little uninspired, the lines for food and beverage longer than I cared to wait in. Porta-Potties have always been gross, but the whole festival genre became as appealing as a By Tim Sullivan stale corndog. Maybe I had simply aged out of the demographic Tim Sullivan grew up that appreciates these things? Maybe my kids were right all along? in a large family in the Then in 2015 Scott Doyon, a guy in my neighborhood Northeast and now lives (Oakhurst) proposed something called Porchfest. It originated in with his small family in Oakhurst. He can Ithaca, NY and has now taken hold in well over 100 other locales. be reached at tim@ The simple premise is to match up musicians with porches and make a day of it. No entry fee, no parking hassles, no fundraising initiative or competition to speak of. It’s just neighbors and friends, spreading good will and enjoying live music. It seemed an awfully sneaky way to try and solidify best festival status, but I was willing to give it a whirl. Year one we hosted Dry Gulch, a band that trafficked in Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and the like. My neighbor and I bought hay bales and dotted them around the driveway for full cowboy effect. Elliott had a baseball game right after the show, but little Porchfest tears welled up in his eyes when it was time to go because he has having so much fun. So we skipped the game, celebrated the breakthrough, and went on to WIN Porchfest! (Just an expression, not an actual contest.) This year we were hustling to catch Her Majesty’s Request (super-fun British Invasion to Brit Pop cover band) perform several blocks away. In our haste, Elliott tripped and bloodied his knee. The hosts graciously set us up with the first aid we needed. Were this a traditional festival he probably would have been patched up in a tent alongside some vomiting college kid. #Porchfestwinning For Margo, the day is essentially a walking tour of other kids’ homes and an excuse to wear a sassy hat. Elliott might still bail out on us early but since we are close to home, he can but we don’t have to. A band of 11 year olds called Mammoth covered Nirvana. John Boy and the Ellie Caiola and Margo Sullivan Surround Sound had a packed yard of folks at Porchfest dancing like they didn’t need to worry about driving home. I missed the trombones and tribulations of the Wasted Potential Brass Band but I hear they exceeded their billing. I’m not talking smack here, but the Chomp and Stomp might just have a rival. You don’t need to come to the Oakhurst Porchfest next October. I mean, you absolutely should if you want to. According to Scott, it is the largest such gathering in the country and in case it isn’t clear, it is F-U-N. But the sport of festivalling has never been so magnanimous. Permission to steal the idea for your own neighborhood is granted, encouraged even. You may even deem it the best day of the year.


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to Petterson, more last-minute for streamlined shopping. “You can get in, get your focus list taken care of, Put down the generic gift card. Step away from long checkout lines. Amazon is not and easily navigate 60 vendors.” the answer. If you’re looking for original, one-of-a-kind gifts, then be sure to put two Both markets welcome browsing, upcoming events hosted by Indie Craft Experience on your holiday shopping to-do but Petterson said each market has list. also been strategically planned to Atlanta’s grassroots indie craft market returns with the Holiday Shopping cater to serious shoppers as well. Here Spectacular at the Georgia Freight Depot on Nov. 17-18 and the Holiday Market on are two pro tips on navigating the Dec. 9 at the Yaarab Temple. Both shows have the ICE standard: handcrafted goods, ICE Holiday Shopping Spectacular arts, crafts and vintage, all with an indie vibe. from the host herself: When Christy Petterson and crafting partner in crime Shannon Mulkey Green first Mornings hosted the Holiday Shopping Spectacular in 2005, they sought to are for bagging, create a collection of vendors selling trendy arts and goods, not afternoons are traditional crafts. Typical craft shows bring a nostalgic, festival for gabbing: outing vibe, but ICE represents the latest in the arts and crafts The Holiday world with an indie aesthetic. Shopping The core mission is to provide opportunities for artisans to Spectacular can share their goods, while providing a unique shopping experience When: Saturday, Nov. 17 get crowded for Atlanta. “There’s something very special about picking and Sunday, Nov. 18 during the something up off a table and buying it from the person who Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days morning on both actually made it,” Petterson said. Admission: $5 cash at the door, days as the ICE The duo started by traveling to art shows to sell their own kids 12 and under free ICE Holiday Market at Yaarab Temple team hands out handmade goods, driving as far as the Chicago, New York, Location: Georgia Freight Depot, “swag bags” to Washington D.C. and Boston. As they participated in markets, 65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE the first 250 attendees. Petterson recommends shoppers wanting they met other artists and invited them to sell at Indie Craft to converse with vendors to either snag a swag bag and return in Experience. In its 14th year, the Holiday Shopping Spectacular the afternoon or skip the morning rush altogether. “If you want juries hundreds of applications to arrive at 170 vendors. Petterson to talk with the vendors and have more personal attention, the and Green review all applications at one time and select vendors afternoon is always a little easier to navigate,” she said. so there is a variety of goods representing each category, from When: Sunday, Dec. 9 Look, then Loop: ICE puts a vendor list on their website handcrafted housewares to vintage designs from all decades. Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a sample photo of each vendor’s goods along with links to Petterson enjoys looking over applications to include a blend Admission: $5 cash at the door, their personal websites. While at the show, loop back to vendors of vendors who have previously sold at the show while adding in kids 12 and under free multiple times to first scout and browse and then make final new faces as well. “People have said, ‘I grew up going to [ICE] Location: Yaarab Temple, selections. “Go through the list and figure out five or six people with my mom and I’ve been looking forward to being old enough 400 Ponce de Leon Ave. to target while keeping your shopping list in mind,” Petterson to be a vendor,’ – which makes me feel really old – but it’s cool advised. that we have inspired the next generation of crafters.” For more information, The December ICE Holiday Market is smaller and, according visit By Grace Huseth

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Ground was officially broken last month for a new mixed-use development that will be part of Phipps Plaza mall in Buckhead. The development will feature Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Atlanta, along with a 90,000 square-foot Life Time fitness club and a 13-story, 350,000 square foot Class A office building dubbed One Phipps Plaza. Mall owners Simon selected The Beck Group as the architect and general contractor for the redevelopment, with a phased opening beginning in early 2021. The redevelopment will also feature an outdoor event venue, a multi-purpose courtyard providing easy access to the adjacent One Phipps Plaza office building and restaurants. The luxury Nobu Hotel, founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper, will include 150 rooms, a rooftop pool, a spa and corporate conference space. Nobu Atlanta Restaurant, known for its signature take on Japanese cuisine, will operate in a 10,000 square foot space.

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BUSINESS BRIEFS Buckhead’s Atlanta Plaza building at 950 East Paces Ferry has been renamed Salesforce Tower Atlanta after an 18 month renovation, which includes a reimagined main lobby and facade upgrade with matching multi-tenant corridors, elevators, new cafés and enhanced connectivity with the Lenox MARTA station. The building’s namesake tenant is expanding the company’s regional headquarters inside the building and plans to add 600 new jobs.

GoATL Fund, an impact investment fund launched by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, has announced its most recent closing, a $1 million investment in Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.’s loan fund to support their expanding portfolio of multi-family affordable housing in neighborhoods with historically deprived levels of affordable housing and ones at risk of expiring affordability covenants. More information about the GoATL Fund can be found at Natural and holistic pet food and product retailer Hollywood Feed is now open

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More than 1,300 of Atlanta’s leaders celebrated Georgia Power Chairman, President and CEO Paul Bowers as he received the 29th annual Four Pillars Award. The award recognizes an outstanding individual in the region and the state who demonstrates the ‘Four Pillars’ of leadership – quality, responsibility, vision and integrity – and exemplifies the council’s mission of promoting balanced and responsible growth.

at1289 Northside Drive, Suite 620.The shop offers premium dog and cat food brands, along with toys, regionally-sourced pet beds and treats, and other pet accessories. For more information, visit HollywoodFeedNorthside. JLL has completed a $4-million-dollar renovation at Downtown’s Hurt Building, one of the city’s oldest and most iconic skyscrapers. JLL handles project and development services, retail leasing, office leasing and property management on behalf of the owner, Gamma Real Estate. Renovations include a reimagined lobby and amenityfocused penthouse floor. Lawn Love, a San Diego based digital marketplace for lawn care and gardening, has launched in Atlanta. The service enables users to schedule various types of yard work through the use of their mobile app or website. Users are then connected with prescreened, qualified lawn care technicians. All payment, scheduling and service reviewing are then completed on the Lawn Love platform. For more information, visit atlanta-lawn-care. The architects and designers at Atlanta-based tvsdesign have opened a pop-up office space called Spacelab in the Sweet Auburn district’s historic Constellations building. The space was designed for testing furniture and products in a real-world setting to offer better design for their clients.

Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District have unveiled new master brand logos designed by local agency, My Friend’s Nephew. In addition to a new visual identity, CAP also completed a redesign of its website,

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By Collin Kelley Renting an apartment in Atlanta – especially in hot areas like Midtown, Old Fourth Ward, Buckhead and the Westside – isn’t cheap. Online apartment search engine Zumper said in a recent report that Atlanta ranks as the 19th most expensive city for rents in America. If you’re on the hunt for a new apartment, expect to pay an average of $1,460 for a one-bedroom unit and $1,810 for two bedrooms. So, while we aren’t at New York, San Francisco or Los Angeles prices yet, renting in Atlanta is going to take a giant chunk of your paycheck. As rents continue to climb, so do the number of units coming to market. Most of those properties are being billed as “luxury,” with high-end amenities like resort-style pools, dog parks, concierge-style services and, since many of the new apartments are part of mixed-use development, restaurants and retail onsite. We’ve rounded up some of the high profile apartment projects that are just about to open or are coming soon.

Edge North American Properties is finishing up this project located directly on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail at DeKalb Avenue. Leasing is already underway for the 350 apartments, which range from studios to three bedrooms. There’s also 29,000 square feet of retail and restaurants including Shake Shack and a new bar from Kevin Gillespie called Cold Beer. Information:

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Construction is underway on Modera Reynoldstown, a mixed-use development that will feature apartments and retail, from developer Mill Creek Residential. The five-story building at 780 Memorial Drive will include 320 apartments with studio, one, two and three bedrooms, along with 18,400 square feet of ground floor retail. Amenities for the development include a co-working lounge, coffee bar, fitness studio with yoga room and a club lounge with a speakeasy hidden behind a secret door. Outdoor offerings will include a bar inside a former shipping container, dog run and bocce and shuffleboard courts. Information:

Star Metals Residences lilli midtown Located on Peachtree Street just steps from the Fox Theatre, lilli midtown held its grand opening at the end of October. The 24-story, 147-unit building has some of the city’s steepest rents, starting at $2,400 for one-bedroom and up to $3,600 for two bedrooms. The Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic of the building has perks like a pool terrace, resident lounge and private dining room. Information:

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The Allen Morris Company and Juneau Construction Company have broken ground in West Midtown for this $130 million residential project as part of the mixed-use Start Metals development. Located at 1050 Howell Mill Road, the luxury residences will feature modern living spaces, private dog run, a library, rooftop bar and lounge, fitness center, pool terrace and much more. Information:

1099 Boulevard Pollack Shores Real Estate Group has closed on a land purchase for an apartment community (official name forthcoming) next to the future Southeast BeltLine trail in Chosewood Park. The project will include 15,000 square feet of retail and office space as well as 319 apartment units. The complex will offer an array of price points and living options, ranging from 500-square-foot micro units to large twostory, three-bedroom units with more than 1,500 square feet of living space. Amenities will include a community clubhouse, stateof-the-art fitness center with CrossFit and yoga studios, and a pool and lounge area complete with an outdoor grilling area.

Osprey Development company Toll Brothers has announced that it will build a 319-luxury apartment mixed-use community at the corner of 10th Street and Howell Mill Road in West Midtown. Called Osprey, the development will have 13,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, while the apartments will offer skyline views and upper-level penthouses. Other amenities will include a resort-style pool, fitness center, juice bar, gear garage, At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

The Ashley Gables Residential will begin leasing apartments in December at its new 15-story complex on East Paces Ferry Road in the heart of Buckhead. Residents will have access to a 24-hour concierge and request custom amenities via their own smartphone app. Onsite amenities include a pool deck and sky lounge, a covered rooftop dog park, fitness center, gaming courtyard and business center. The Ashley will offer studios to three bedrooms and “townhome” floorplans ranging in size from 476 square feet studios up to 2,588 square feet. In addition, the apartment home community will add over 2,400 square feet of retail space to Buckhead Village. Information: fitness-on-demand studio and a sky lounge with a community bar, co-working space and demonstration kitchen. The petfriendly community will also offer a pet spa and a dog park.

Vue at the Quarter Cushman & Wakefield has secured $37.8 million in construction financing for a new 271-unit apartment community, Vue at the Quarter, to be developed at 2048 Bolton Drive on the Westside. The project will have 359,000 rentable square feet, and will include five four- and fivestory buildings.

AMLI Oak Valley Dunn Construction has begun work on this multifamily community featuring a 24-story tower and a five-story midrise, which together will deliver 391 luxury apartments near Lenox Square in Buckhead. The 370,000-square-foot tower will provide 307 apartments; the 95,000-square-foot wood, mid-rise building will have 84 apartments. The community will offer one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes with a variety of interior features including floorto-ceiling windows and 10-foot ceilings, as well as outdoor and studio fitness facilities, clubrooms and terrace, pool and outdoor deck among the amenities.

a 200,000-square-foot office/retail component, 175,000 square feet of office space, 10,000 square feet of retail and 264 luxury apartments developed by Trammell Crow Residential. Information:

Generation Atlanta Kaplan Residential is developing this new apartment complex on Centennial Olympic Park Drive in Downtown. Located just around the corner from the Georgia Aquarium, the 17-story building will feature apartments ranging from studios to two bedrooms, averaging 864 square feet, with below-average rents, according to the developers.

The Interlock This West Midtown project led by SJ Collins Enterprises will feature 350 apartments, along with 200,000 square feet of loft office space, including a Georgia Tech incubator space, and 105,000 square feet of retail. There will also be a Marriott hotel and 70 singlefamily residences. The top of the main building will feature an infinity pool, lounge and two-story outdoor restaurant under a retractable roof. Information:


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Developers Jim Meyer of Atlantic Capital Properties and Mack Reese of Gateway Ventures are behind this project at the corner of 8th Street and Howell Mill Road. Slated for completion in Spring 2020, 8West will include

NOVEL O4W Just steps from Ponce City Market on a sloping site fronting North Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward, this project will have 233 apartments and 10,000 square feet of ground level retail space. Announced amenities include a dog run, “yoga terrace,” coworking lounge with coffee provided by Octane and a saltwater pool. Information: At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


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Eatery Enhances the Neighborhood When Nick Bishop, Sr. and Nick Bishop Jr. converted a former Krystal’s in West Nashville, Tennessee in 2014 into their second location of Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, they saw the winning ingredients for their restaurant concept: great food, a great building and a great neighborhood. The dynamic father and son duo expanded the fast-casual eatery into Birmingham, Alabama and Memphis, serving their celebrated chicken dish. In 2016, they set their sights on Atlanta. Nick Sr. and Nick Jr. scouted properties for two years until they came across the abandoned Little Five Points Coin Laundry Dry Cleaner. The Hattie B’s team, along with architect Juan By Melody Harclerode Carlos Ball with the architectural and engineering firm Robertson Loia Roof, saw immense potential in the boarded building, a former Phillips 66 gas station. Little Five Points met the Bishops’ criteria of an eclectic, walkable Melody L. Harclerode, FAIA promotes significant location for a Hattie B’s Hot Chicken natural, historical, and restaurant. cultural sites as a The building non-profit leader, featured a distinctive architect, and writer. design from architect Clarence Reinhardt. Inspired by Los Angeles drive-in restaurants in 1960, the Texas-based architect, who worked for Phillips 66 and designed many company buildings, created arguably one of the most iconic gas station designs: a huge, upward-sloping, triangular shaped canopy rising from the gas station office and store toward the gas tanks with the support of an open metal column. “It was a collective effort to retrace the steps back to Phillips 66, and it was fun to see their old brochures. We worked to maintain the integrity of this building – whether it’s the lighting under the canopy or the garage bays,” Nick Jr. said. The bat wing canopy of this Modernist building was painted in the signature Hattie B’s red color originating from the hue of historic southern barns and structurally reinforced to support a new patio. Original display windows in the former gas station office and store were replaced with new ones soaking the building entry with sunlight. The old garage doors in the former car repair area were swapped with new glass garage doors to provide natural lighting and generous street views for diners. Juan Carlos Ball notes, “Balancing the client needs, code requirements and the limitations of an existing building is always a tough but rewarding challenge.” Through the extra time to establish a restaurant centered on their core values, the Hattie B’s team has delivered a savory experience in Atlanta for guests, design aficionados and the community. The public appetite is strong for a second location.

Hattie B’s Chicken in Little Five Points has gone through several incarnations, but its original use as Phillips 66 gas station is apparent in the Modernist design.

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REAL ESTATE BRIEFS The Big Huge Tiny House event returns to Ponce City Market on Nov. 10-11 to offer visitors an educational, hands-on experience with a focus on sustainable, micro living. Free and open to the public, the two-day event will take place both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tiny houses from top builders across the South, including Mustard Seed Tiny Homes, The Nora by Brian Preston and Bolder Container Homes, will be set up in Ponce City Market’s Yard facing North Avenue for visitors to tour and experience eco-friendly, smaller space living. Homes will be decorated by Ponce City Market shops Williams-Sonoma, West Elm, Sugarboo & Co. and Citizen Supply, the artisan marketplace on the second floor of the Central Food Hall. The Yard will also feature a Sustainable Village with like-minded businesses and organizations from across Atlanta and beyond. Notable speakers hosted by MODA will lead free sessions on sustainable living topics as well as tours of the FLATS at Ponce City Market, which promote green and healthy living. Find more details about the schedule at A recent $2.3 million sale in Midtown marked the highest price per square foot for a high rise condo unit sale in that submarket. Engel & Völkers Atlanta recently sold the penthouse unit in the luxury condo high rise 1065 Midtown at $816 per square foot. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties’ CITY HAUS has released the final plans for No2 Opus Place, the forthcoming luxury condo tower in Midtown. Notably, the new plan calls for a larger mixed-use component with office space added to the mix. The 53-story, 182-resident tower, which will be the city’s fifth tallest building, plans to transform seven stories of the building to office. More than 30 percent of the condos have already been sold and vertical construction is expected to begin early in the new year. For more information, visit Harry Norman, Realtors has opened a new Intown office at 1518 Monroe Drive. With views of Piedmont Park and the Atlanta BeltLine, the Intown office has more than 90 agents led by senior vice president and managing broker Leslie Johnson. JLL was engaged to provide tenant representation, including property selection and lease negotiation, as well as the overall design and construction management of the new interior build-out. To learn more, visit Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has announced that boutique agency Muffley & Associates Real Estate has joined their national franchise system. The new office, now known as Weichert, Realtors - The Collective, is an independently owned and operated Weichert affiliate founded by Mikel Muffley. The office is located at 600 Virginia Ave. For more information, visit Dorsey Alston Realtors has named Carson Matthews senior vice president and managing broker. Matthews joined Dorsey Alston in 2016 and earned the Rookie of the Year award in his first year as a realtor. Over his 16-plus years in the business he has earned the Phoenix Award, which recognizes 10 consecutive years as a top producer. The Providence Group of Georgia has announced a new townhome community is coming soon to Old Fourth Ward. The Boulevard at Glen Iris is the builder’s third Intown offering and will feature luxury townhomes from the $800,000s and $900,000s. The 16 townhomes will feature traditionally-inspired exteriors to honor the historic character of the neighborhood. The fourstory home designs will include elevators and rooftop terraces. For more information, visit At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m


314 Melrose Avenue | Listed for $869,999

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1183 Bellaire Drive | Listed for $1,295,000

875 West Paces Ferry | Listed for $2,295,000


1430 N. Harris Ridge | $1,850,000 or $10,000/mo

3693 Ivy Road | Listed for $1,899,000

2800 Howell Mill Road | Listed for $1,499,000

219 Lindbergh Drive | Listed for $1,045,000

404-874-0083 404-233-4142 532 East Paces Ferry Road • Betsy Franks, Managing Broker The above information is believed to be accurate but not warranted. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Sustainability Recycling • Resources • Lifestyle

Teaching the Unavoidable: Climate Change


By Sally Bethea

Sally Bethea is the retired executive director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and current board president of Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy whose mission is to build a community of support for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

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This fall, I am teaching again at Georgia Tech in the School of City and Regional Planning. For the past four years, since I retired, I have taught a class about water resources planning for graduate students in urban planning, public policy and environmental engineering programs. In this course, we explore how regions around the world, from ancient Rome to the present, have learned (or failed to learn) to deal with water supply and water pollution issues. We consider the roles of science, law, financial investment, public opinion and politics in the management of water resources: what has worked, what hasn’t and what we can learn from the past. We discuss their future careers, as planners and engineers, and how they may choose to advise policy-makers on critical issues, such as population growth, diminishing water supplies, flooding and the loss of natural systems. Increasingly, the thread that runs through all of my lectures – the thing that motivates me daily to find new ways to help prepare my students both personally and professionally for what lies ahead – is climate change. I look at the twenty-something faces in front of me and know that they will have to deal directly with this existential issue during their lifetimes; these bright, engaged young people are moving into a different world and must get ready for it. As planners and engineers, they will at least have some of the tools necessary to help their communities face the challenges ahead. Importantly, they must learn to be adaptable, resilient, compassionate and hopeful. They, and we all, must accept that the world as we’ve known it in our lifetimes is ending. Michael Stipe was exactly right thirty years ago with R.E.M.’s hit song, “It’s the end of the world, as we know it,” followed by the refrain, “and I feel fine.” Our path forward must be to acknowledge, accept and persist in envisioning a future without clinging to the failing familiar. Be not only best, but brave. When I taught my first water class at Georgia Tech in 2015, I wondered if any of the students would challenge the information

I presented on our changing climate and the need to move aggressively to mitigate (stop pouring fossil fuel combustion products into the atmosphere) and adapt (change how, even where, many of us live). Now, just a few years later, the mountain of evidence is so overwhelming that none of these insightful students can be climate deniers. Last year, I talked with the students about Hurricane Harvey and its impact on Houston where local officials have permitted development in low-lying areas for decades. This semester, the headliners are Hurricanes Florence and Michael, the latter being the third most intense storm on record to make landfall in the U.S. A 14-foot storm surge swamped our Gulf coastline; image the destruction if that surge had been 8-15 feet higher, as some experts predict will be the case by the end of the century, if we don’t dramatically cut fossil fuel pollution. Some of my students, and most certainly their children, will live to see that day. Recently, the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) released a report arguing that we have little chance of maintaining a stable climate, if the world cannot get to zero carbon emissions by 2050. Even if the warmer target of the Paris Climate Agreement is met (temperatures increased no more than 3.6F), the IPCC believes that oceans will rise between one and three feet and that we could see serious food shortages by 2040, just two decades from now. A conservative, consensus-building group of international experts, the IPCC calls the global long-term temperature increase “unambiguous.” Meanwhile, the President of the United States has new climate intuitions: “something” is happening and it is “not a hoax”; however it will “change back again.” Facts say otherwise; average global temperatures have moved in one direction – upward – since the Industrial Revolution. The President says that he worries about losing “millions and millions of jobs” and spending “trillions of dollars,” clearly unwilling to acknowledge the obvious: that the costs of adapting are less than the cost of doing business as usual – and the benefits are many times larger. Claims have been made by the President and others that climate scientists have a “political agenda.” Certainly, this issue has become politicized, but as a scientist at Texas Tech said: “A thermometer isn’t Democrat or Republican. It doesn’t give us a different answer depending on how we vote.” On Nov. 6, voters across our country will reveal whether they want to base the future safety and prosperity of their children and grandchildren on rational observations and informed conclusions or on intuition and magical thinking. At Georgia Tech, I’m thankful to say, my observation is that rationality is always the winner. There is hope. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

ECO BRIEFS Kroger’s Atlanta Division has won the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s (MAC) 2018 E3 Award in the category of Resilient Communities – an honor that celebrates the companies, organizations and people whose work innovates at the intersection of sustainability and commerce. The E3 awards recognize that doing the right thing by the environment is not at odds with making a profit. By fostering collaboration and problem solving, many Atlanta companies are making a positive difference to advance business models that focus on sustainability through environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.



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The Atlanta Audubon Society has recognized the City of Atlanta’s McDaniel Branch Wetlands as a certified wildlife sanctuary. The designation has been a collaborative effort between Atlanta Audubon Society and the City of Atlanta Department Bureau of Watershed Management (DWM). The McDaniel Branch Wetlands is the first of three properties that will ultimately be certified as Atlanta Audubon Wildlife Sanctuaries. The other two, Lionel Hampton-Beecher Hills Nature Preserve and Herbert Greene Nature Preserve, are working to complete the certification process. One of the Southeast’s largest eco-benefits, the Captain Planet Foundation’s annual Benefit Gala, will be held on Friday, Dec. 7 at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta from 6 to 9:30 p.m. “Entourage” actor and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Adrian Grenier will receive the Superhero for Earth Award, and environmental and civil rights activist Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley will receive the Exemplar Award. Single tickets are $750, $1,500 per couple, and corporate tables start at $5,000. Delta Air Lines and the Isdell Family Foundation are back as premiere sponsors. The charitable evening will raise funds for the Foundation’s programs, which promote and support hands-on environmental education projects in K-12 schools in all 50 states and 25 other countries. Funds will also support Project Learning Garden in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York and other cities. For more information or tickets, visit

NOV 11 • DEC 9 Designed for little kids, big kids, and the whole family, Second Sundays are for everyone. Visit us each month and experience new interactive, innovative family activities inspired by our collections and ever-changing exhibitions. Second Sundays are sponsored by the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation.

WELCOME TO OUR COMPANY The first contract for commercial installation through Solarize Atlanta will create a 4.3 kilowatt solar installation on an architect’s office building in Southwest Atlanta. Solarize Atlanta is a joint project of the Atlanta Office of Resiliency, Central Atlanta Progress, Environment Georgia, Georgia Interfaith Power and Light, Livable Buckhead, the Georgia Chapter of the Sierra Club, Solar CrowdSource and their competitively selected solar installers, Creative Solar USA for residential and Hannah Solar for commercial. The program uses bulk purchasing and a streamlined process over four months to cut the cost of solar by up to 25 percent for residents of the City of Atlanta. Launched in April, Solarize Atlanta is focused on building more solar on homes and businesses in Atlanta. Nearly 50 homeowners in Atlanta have signed contracts with the program and now the first businesses are moving forward with ‘solarizing’ their roofs. “We’re pleased to be able to support the environment while participating in a community solar program,” said Cindy Cox the owner of Open Air Architecture, the signer of the first Solarize Atlanta commercial contract. “We like the idea that, unlike nuclear power, it will lower our electric bill and it doesn’t carry the risk of radioactive meltdown, plus Solarize Atlanta and Hannah Solar have made the process quick and easy.” The organizers of Solarize Atlanta also announced an extension of the enrollment deadline for commercial roof owners interested in Solarize Atlanta to Dec. 31, 2018. After enrolling, businesses would receive a free solar evaluation and have until the end of April to sign a contract with Solarize Atlanta. For more information on Solarize Atlanta or to sign up for a free evaluation, visit


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News You Can Eat Restaurants � Reviews � Events

Tiny Bubbles Where to get your milk tea fix around Intown By Collin Kelley Whether you call it bubble tea, milk tea or boba tea, the Taiwanese-created comfort drink has quickly become a hit with Intowners. A tea base of black, green, oolong or blended tea is mixed with powdered milk or fruit syrup and tiny, chewy balls of tapioca – called pearls or boba – and served over ice. The cups are then sealed with a plastic film, which you puncture with a fat straw to suck up the boba. It’s an acquired taste, but also addictive. You might never want your grandma’s old-fashioned sweet tea again. The drink first arrived on Buford Highway, thanks to its concentration of Asian restaurants, but you can now find it in Downtown, Midtown and, if you’re exploring outside the Perimeter, dotted along Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth. Here’s a guide to some of the local places to get your bubble tea fix:

Tea Top ▼ If you’re having dinner at Kura Revolving Sushi, save room for some bubble tea next door at Tea Top. Our favorite: Earl Grey with boba. 6035 Peachtree Road, Suite A in Doraville.

its out-of-this-world pastries, cakes and buns (have you tried the Nutella Bun? Wowsers!), but they also have milk tea including flavors like honey jasmine, caramel, strawberry and coconut. 935 Peachtree St., Suite 935 in Midtown; 3393 Peachtree Road, Suite 1006 in Buckhead; and 5160 Buford Highway, Suite A-100.

Quickly As the name suggests, you can grab milk tea fast at one of the locations along with some yummy bites like spicy chicken nuggets or mozzarella sticks. We recommend the peppermint milk with boba. 5090 Buford Highway in Doraville or 3780 Old Norcross Road in Duluth.

Sharetea Along with traditional milk tea with boba, branch out and try the strawberry ice blended with lychee jelly and ice cream or satisfy your chocolate craving with the cocoa tea. 5975 Roswell Road, Suite B-209 in Sandy Springs. 1992sharetea. com.

Boba Mocha Honey Bubble You don’t have to travel far for bubble tea if you’re in the vicinity of PonceyHighland. Try the signature honey-flavored milk tea or maybe taro or raspberry lychee. Be sure to grab a tasty macron or other sweet treat. 798 Ponce de Leon Ave.

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Whether you want regular milk tea, a slush or a smoothie, drop by Boba Mocha in Duluth and be sure to try their green tea flavors. You can also grab a bowl of soup, light bite or dessert. 2628 Pleasant Hill Road.

Gong Cha When the New York-based bubble tea mainstay opened its first location in Georgia a few months ago, there was nearly a mob scene. It’s much calmer now, but bubble tea fans swear by the stuff. We recommend the Earl Grey, the brown sugar ginger or caramel. 1630 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.

◄Tea House Formosa This Buford Highway favorite has an inviting dining area to enjoy your bubble tea (they have hot tea and fruit flavors as well) in sleek white pots and cups along with a yummy dessert. Brother-sister co-owners Tao Huang and Winnie Peng are always crafting special or seasonal drinks such as the recent Potted Plant (milk tea topped with whipped cream, Oreo crumbs and a sprig of mint) for Halloween or FrosTea, a frozen smoothie version of the milk and fruit tea. 5302 Buford Highway, #A3. teahouseformosa.

Kung Fu► The long lines at the minimalist-chic shops (including the newly-opened location near Georgia State University in Downtown) are testament to just how popular bubble tea has become in Atlanta. Whether you want traditional milk tea or blended into a slush, we recommend the oolong with boba. If you want to be adventurous, try adding coffee or grass jelly. 2/4 Park Place South in Downtown; 5280-A Buford Highway in Doraville; or 3473 Old Norcross Road in Duluth. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Turkey Day Out

Get out of the kitchen for Thanksgiving dinner at one of these restaurants By Collin Kelley Every year, more and more Intown restaurants are opening their doors for Thanksgiving dinner. Here’s a roundup of just some of the places serving up feasts, so make a reservation at or directly with one of these restaurants.

The Colonnade It doesn’t get any more southern or traditional than The Colonnade’s four-course Thanksgiving meal. You can grab a cocktail while you wait in the restaurant’s old-fashioned bar, and try not to fill up on the rolls and cornbread while you wait. 1879 Cheshire Bridge Road. Information:

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The Virginia-Highland tavern will be serving up Big Green Egg smoked turkey and all the fixings. 794 N. Highland Ave. Information: atkinspark. com.

Le Bilboquet Give your Thanksgiving a touch of France with a special prix fixe menu at the bistro in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. 3027 Bolling Way. Information:

The Sun Dial Head to the top of Downtown’s Westin Peachtree Plaza for a special Thanksgiving menu. 210 Peachtree St. Information:

South City Kitchen Midtown Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with a traditional southern three-course pre fixe menu. 1144 Crescent Ave. Information:

Seasons 52 A traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, like herb stuffing, Yukon mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie are on the menu at this Buckhead favorite. 3050 Peachtree Road. Information:

Murphy’s The Virginia-Highland mainstay isn’t open for Thanksgiving, but is offering its famous Dinner To Go through its website at Get your reservations in early!

Southern Art and Bourbon Bar Give your Thanksgiving a southern-style twist with dinner in the lobby at the InterContinental Buckhead. 3315 Peachtree Road. Information:

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Ray’s in the City If you’re in the mood for seafood (plus the traditional Turkey Day goodies), check out the buffet at Ray’s in Downtown. 240 Peachtree St. Information:

The Capital Grille Along with the full dinner menu, this Buckhead mainstay will be offering a special executive chef ’s menu for Thanksgiving. 255 East Paces Ferry Road. Information:

Pittypat’s Porch Named after Scarlett’s aunt in “Gone With the Wind,” the Downtown restaurant has been serving up old-fashioned southern food for more than 50 years. For Thanksgiving, there’s a special with Cajun Deep Fried Turkey. 25 Andrew Young International Blvd. Information:

McCormick & Schmick’s Head over to CNN Center for seafood and a special holiday menu of roasted turkey, soups, salads, stuffing, casseroles, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, cranberry sauce, pies and more. 190 Marietta Street. Information:

D.B.A. The Morningside barbecue restaurant won’t be open on Thanksgiving Day, but they do have oven-ready smoked turkeys to go and turkeys with dinner to go. Orders must be placed by Nov. 18. 1190 N. Highland Ave. Information: At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

Food Forethought: Micah Freeman, server and musician Q: Though you’ve been in Atlanta awhile, you actually hail from Baltimore. What foods or spots from back in the day do you miss the most?

By Megan Volpert This month’s Food Forethought is a Q&A with Micah Freeman, a server at Bon Ton in Midtown and an up-andcoming musician. Q: You’re signed with Awful Records, best known for boosting weirdo, artsy acts with an R&B or synth-pop bent like Playboi Carti and Abra. How will you know when it’s time to quit your day job as a server at Bon Ton? A: I’m currently wrapping up my next project and planning the rollout, so I suppose when I get too busy to continue to devote my time there, or ideally when music money replaces Bon Ton money, I’ll leave. Q: Most days, Bon Ton closes at 1or 2 a.m. Doesn’t that put you out of commission for prime musical performance hours? A: Yes. But I haven’t been performing lately because I want to have new content to promote when I hit the stage again. I miss it, but will be reunited with the mic soon.

A: Growing up, my dad cooked a lot, and I was a bit too young to really get acclimated to the food and beverage scene. There were some spots in the Inner Harbor I used to really like to visit, like the Fudgery. That was a place where they made fudge while singing. But singing really well. Sisqo, from Dru Hill, was apparently discovered there. Q: Do you cook at home? Where did you learn to cook? A: Not to sound like the Dos Equis man, but I don’t cook a lot — but when I do, it’s fire. I suppose I’ve picked up some sensibilities from the Italian, Spanish, Tex Mex, Indo-Pak and Cajun Creole cuisine I’ve been around. Honestly, I never knew I’d be any good at it until my ex threw me in the kitchen and told me to whip something up. I improvised, and turns out I knew more than I thought. Q: How many times a night do you see people taking selfies with Bon Ton’s neon pink “Fancy Service” sign? A: Every night. At least three times. There’s probably a “Fancy Service” sign in my purgatory.

Q: Your work experience revolves around both food and music. How are those different creative enterprises, and how are they similar? A: I love food, and by default, have learned a lot about it through my work in and around it. That part has been cool because I appreciate cooking and mixology as art forms. They’re much like music production; they involve creative expression through putting together various fundamental pieces. You could draw parallels between the way you use aromatic spice in a food or herbal liqueur in a cocktail to the timbre of a synthesizer in the making of a song. I suppose serving the food and beverage is an art form too, but honestly it’s not one I have the same level of appreciation for. Q: When you need both good food and good tunes, what are your go-to spots in Atlanta? A: I like 8arm, brunch at Negril Village when my friends DJ Hourglass or Whitney Abstract are spinning, Sound Table, Victory and S.O.S. in Decatur. Most of the time it’s hard to find both with the same level of intention in the same place, so I compromise usually in favor of the food. Q: Could you see your own tracks on rotation in the dining room at Bon Ton, or is it a different vibe? A: Definitely. I’ve snuck some of my stuff into the rotation before, especially during late night when the vibe changes from funk/jazz/soul to more “urban.” My music has some of those elements as well so it’s not a harsh transition. I’ve tested out new unreleased records in there too, to see people’s reactions. That’s fun. Q: Kitchens are an intense atmosphere. What does the Bon Ton kitchen sound like? Is it deadly silent, does somebody pick a radio station or playlist, or do they just fling witty banter? A: It just changed, thank God. We got a new chef running things back there so lately the kitchen is pretty chill. I hear laughter or the usual clang of pans and running of water. The last chef was a dick, so we used to hear a lot of cursing and frustration. I don’t miss that too much. The change is welcome.

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When The Barrelhouse closed its doors in Midtown earlier this year, patrons mourned the loss of a favorite spot to grab a burger, beer, and watch a ball game. But just three months later, the gastropub has reopened in the Old Fourth Ward in a space some foodies considered cursed. Can The Barrelhouse break the spell? I think so. Located at the corner of Highland Avenue and Sampson Street in the Highland Walk apartments building, the space was formerly home to P’cheen, The Last Word and, most recently, Cast Iron. At such a prominent location in O4W (Highland Bakery is just across the street and Zuma sushi and Queen of Cream are in the same building), the success of any of the restaurants should have been a no-brainer. The Barrelhouse might have Basic burger and fries found the solution: a simple menu of burgers, appetizers, beers, cocktails and, most importantly, open late: 11 a.m. to midnight on weekdays and until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. A late night spot like this just steps from the Atlanta BeltLine in the busy Highland corridor should keep The Barrelhouse buzzing. The bright interior of the new space is simply accented with barrel motifs, a red logo-emblazoned accent wall, some historic photos of the Old Fourth Ward and TVs dotted around the dining area. There are plenty of deep booths, tables The fries come with aioli saunce and a cozy bar. There’s also patio seating, and even a dog-watering station. It’s got neighborhood appeal written all over it. But what about the food? I had a simple burger, fries and a Coke. The burger was thick, juicy and cooked as ordered with a no-nonsense, fluffy bun. The house cut fries were fresh, but could have used a dash of salt or seasoning to make them pop. Similarly, the aioli dipping sauce could have also used another dash of garlic for a flavor kick. The BeltLine Burger My dining companion had the BeltLine Burger (without the bun) with avocado, tomato, bacon, aged white cheddar and chipotle mayo. She praised the flavor combination, but had the same criticism of the fries. She opened her meal with a Barrel Aged Old Fashion (Redemption Rye, Tattersall Sour Cherry & Orange Crema, Bitters), which she described as “serviceable.” A few nights later, I returned to The Barrelhouse and shared the fish and chips with a friend. It was delicious! The beer batter is light and flaky and the fish melted in my mouth. I also noticed that the aioli sauce for the fries did have an extra dash of garlic, so thumbs up there, too. Does The Barrelhouse serve the best burger in Atlanta? No, but they are very, very good. The space is inviting and the aforementioned late-night hours are sure to make this a neighborhood hangout for a meal, a drink or to catch a Falcons or Tech game. The Barrelhouse is located at 701 Highland Ave. NE, Apt. 1212, Atlanta, GA 30312. Visit for the menu and more details. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m








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QUICK BITES Lazy Betty, the forthcoming restaurant from Executive Chef Ron Hsu and Chef de Cuisine/Partner Aaron Phillips, will open its brick-and-mortar location at 1530 DeKalb Ave. in Candler Park in early 2019, in the space formerly occupied by Radial Cafe. The restaurant will offer both a tasting menu and à la carte options featuring a variety of cuisines inspired by Asian and Southern culture. For more information, visit

Urban Pie in Kirkwood recently held a grand reopening that saw the pizza joint expand from 783 to 3,000 square feet including a giant patio, new bar and expanded dining room. New Realm Brewing has opened its 85 seat beer garden on the Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine. Located in the Common Ground development, 550 Somerset Terrace, the beer garden includes stone seating with fire pit tables, creative water features, stone pavers and over 200 newly planted trees and bushes. Patrons can enjoy the full menu for both food and beer while taking in the BeltLine scenery and action. A ramp has been added for easy accessibility to the beer garden, lower patio and restaurant. For more information, visit

Bread bakers Root Baking Company is now open on the second floor of the Central Food Hall at Ponce City Market. The spot offers freshly baked breads in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner fare. The bakery is known for milling Southern, heirloom grains in-house, sourced from the likes of Anson Mills, Geechie Boy Mill and more. Chef Chris Gentile has announced that he’ll open Iselle Kitchen + Bar at Colony Square in Midtown in Fall 2019. The menu will feature food inspired by the chef ’s Italian and Southern roots.

Curry Up Now has opened its first Georgia location at 1555 Church St. in Decatur. The Indian fast casual is known for their non-traditional take on Indian classics, like their iconic Tikka Masala Burrito, Deconstructed Samosa, Naughty Naan (Indian-style pizza), and Sexy Fries (an Indian poutine, of sorts). The new Decatur location is the first of five franchised locations set to open in Atlanta, with two more planned for Madison Yards and The Interlock. Visit for more details.

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Fish Bowl Poké and Dua Vietnamese’s first combination restaurant is now open at 77 12th Street in Midtown. The restaurant serves up Hawaiian poké made with sustainably sourced fish, authentic pho and other Vietnamese dishes. For more information, visit


Health-minded eatery Flower Child is now open at City Springs in Sandy Springs and the Shops Around Lenox in Buckhead. The menu features made-from-scratch starters, salads, plates, wraps and bowls. For more information, visit

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Holiday Guide

Make merry and bright with these festive events and activities

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here’s no better place to be than Intown if you’re looking for events and activities to put you in the holiday spirit. From tree lightings and parades to ice-skating and theatre productions, there’s something for the whole family.

Macy’s Pink Pig, Tree Lighting at Lenox Square

Macy’s Pink Pig train ride will once again carry children of all ages through a life-sized storybook from Nov. 3 to Jan. 6. The Great Tree Lighting will be held Nov. 18 starting at 6:30 p.m. with a pre-show concert and capped off with a fireworks finale.

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights

The Atlanta Botanical Garden in Midtown will be aglow with millions of holiday lights from Nov. 17 to Jan. 6. This year’s event will feature an expanded “Nature’s Wonders,” the high-tech curtain-like display of vertical lights synchronized with music and sound effects as well as the Skylights Lounge and giants from the “Imaginary Worlds” exhibition decked out in holiday twinkle. For ticket information and more details, visit

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

The faithful recreation of the classic animated TV special returns to the Center for Puppetry Arts from Nov. 13 to Dec. 30. The show is a hot ticket for families, so be sure to buy early. Information and tickets:

Light the Station

Join the holiday festivities at Atlantic Station on Nov. 17 from 1 to 8 p.m. including kid’s activities, music performances, a holiday parade with Santa at 7 p.m. and the lighting of the big tree in Central Park at 8 p.m. The ice skating rink and German-themed Christkindl Market also open on Nov. 17. Information is available at

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Atlanta Symphony Brass Holiday Concert The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s brass section will feature at this holiday concert on Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m. at The Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckhead. The concert will feature traditional holiday tunes and beloved standards. Tickets are available at concerts.

Santa at Rhodes Hall

Mayhem at the Market

The Grinch will square off with Santa for a wrestling match at Ponce City Market on Nov. 23 in the Ultimate Showdown of Naughty vs. Nice. The North Avenue lawn will also transform into a holiday wonderland courtesy of King of Pops full of Christmas trees, which will be available for purchase, a Menorah lighting and more. Visit for more details.

Love Actually in Concert

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will give live accompaniment to the hit holiday film, “Love Actually” on Nov. 23-24 at Symphony Hall. Tickets are available at

Children’s Christmas Parade

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta will host the annual parade beginning at 10:20 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, in Midtown. The parade will step off at Peachtree Street at 16th Street and end at 5th Street. There will be floats, giant helium-filled balloons and marching bands and Santa Claus.

The Rink at Park Tavern

The Rink at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park will open on Thanksgiving weekend and remain open through MLK Day. There will be all-day skate sessions, birthday parties for kids and more. Information:

Waffle Palace Christmas and Madeline’s Christmas

Horizon Theatre is putting “The Santaland Diaries” on ice to present the holiday comedy “Waffle Palace Christmas,” about the zany antics of a 24-hour breakfast spot, from Nov. 16 to Dec. 30. For the kids, join French schoolgirl Madeline for a holiday adventure in Paris, Dec. 1-30. Visit for tickets.

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation will host the 21st Annual Santa at Rhodes Hall each weekend from Dec. 1 - 16. There will be holiday music, refreshments, art activities and, of course, visits with Santa during personal appointments. The cost for family admission and a 5×7 photo with Santa is $45. Guests may also bring their own camera or video recorder for an additional $20. Proceeds benefit the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Spaces are limited and appointments are a must at or by calling (404) 8857812.


Christmas at Callanwolde

The historic mansion and grounds at the art center will be decked out in holiday style from Nov. 23 to Dec. 9. There will be self-guided tours of the elaborately decorated home, artists market, visits with Santa, the annual Teddy Bear Tea Party, performances of “The Nutcracker” and much more. For tickets and more info:

Grand Menorah Lightings

Chabad Intown will host a series of Grand Menorah Lightings to mark Chanukah starting Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. in the Decatur Square. Additional lightings will be in Virginia-Highland on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.; Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Atlantic Station; and Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Ponce City Market. There will be music, balloons, dreidels, doughnuts, hot latkes and more. For more information, visit At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

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Book of Dreams

‘Long Live the Little Ones’ gives voice to children facing critical illnesses By Clare S. Richie Sammie Hasen, a biomedical engineering student at Georgia Institute of Technology, has just published her first book, “Long Live the Little Ones.” Hasen and her co-producer and mentor Ella Koscik seek to spread awareness about children facing critical illnesses, such as autoimmune diseases, heart transplants and pediatric cancer by highlighting their dreams. All profits are donated to foundations that advocate for these

children. “Kids going through illnesses are just normal kids and they just want to be treated like normal kids,” Hasen said. She hopes her book will show that all children, regardless of health challenges, are interested in the same things like sports, toys, music and movies. Hasen was inspired to write the book following a conversation she had with a 9-year-old boy with cancer five years ago. While at dinner with her family, the boy seated at the next table began to ask her questions. “He casually asked me if I ever had surgeries. That’s when he mentioned that he had stage 3 brain cancer

and how they were able to remove all of the tumors and were about to remove his ports. I was shocked because I didn’t think he was sick at all. It didn’t really phase him in any way. He wanted to be a baseball player when he grew up,” Hasen recalled. Even though she didn’t catch his name or contact information, this child survivor became her hero. Six months later she came up with the name “Long Live the Little Ones.” “I wanted to do something along the lines of these kids have goals that they think they can accomplish,” Hasen said. Her first idea was to bring career themed costumes to children’s hospitals, but realized she wanted something “more tangible that a bunch of people could see. I wanted to raise money for the foundations that were helping the kids. “I wanted a way to compile their stories and envisioned a coffee table book that would make everyone feel hopeful. I would have the kids draw what they want to be when they grow up,” Hasen shared. But for the next two years, Hasen faced roadblocks connecting to children to include in her book. Luckily, the founder of the Ella Marie Foundation – dedicated to empowering women and children to reach their full potential with a focus on hunger prevention, healthcare and education – was the mom of Hasen’s good friend. “Sammie struggled to get through HIPAA [medical privacy protections] to meet with kids. That’s how it started,”

Koscik said. She facilitated Sammie’s meeting with families affected by childhood cancer at the 2016 Lighthouse Family Retreat. “I went down to the retreat in Miramar Beach, Florida where I got to speak with 10 children in person, interview them, and watch them do all of their drawings,” Hasen said. She would later collect more stories and drawings from across the country through social media. The Ella Marie Foundation agreed to financially sponsor the book and helped identify the beneficiary nonprofits, including Juvenile Arthritis Foundation, Lighthouse Family Retreat and Enduring Hearts, which funds research projects that contribute to the clinical and scientific knowledge of organ transplantation. “Her tenacity to get this accomplished was amazing. She started this when she was 15. I am so proud of her,” Koscik said. “Kids with illnesses or other issues need a voice. This book gives them a voice. Sammie found that for them.” This summer Hasen shared a book with each participant. “They love it – it’s a really cool way to share their story,” Hasen said. She hopes that one day the boy she met will read it too and see how he changed her life. Books are $20 and available for purchase at

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Music to My Eyes… Up Close and Personal: Lumiere Gallery presents portraits of world famous musicians from across the spectrum of rock & roll, jazz, country and classical music. Monday through Friday. Free.

Kicking Against the Pricks: See Kevin T. Kelly’s wry, complex admixture of sardonic social commentary, the six o’clock news and the Sunday funnies paintings at Alan Avery Art Company. Closes Nov. 3. Free.

WAP - Bojana Ginn: The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia presents the solo exhibition of 2017-2018 Working Artist Project Fellow Bojana Ginn. Tuesday through Saturday. $3-$8.

COVER-UPS: Swan Coach House Gallery presents a collaborative project by artist David Baerwalde and fashion photographer Alex Martinez in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography 2018. Closes Nov. 7. Free.

When East Meets West - Three Centuries of Artistic Discourse: This exhibition at Oglethorpe University Museum of Art will illustrate the rich cross-cultural influences between Japan and European and American artists from the late 17th to late 19th century. Tuesday through Sunday. Free to $5. With Drawn Arms - Glenn Kaino and Tommie Smith: 1968 Olympian Tommie Smith’s historic raised fist, and its reverberations over the past 50 years, are explored in this important exhibition organized by the High Museum of Art. Free to $14.50 Zanele Muholi – Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail, the Dark Liones: The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art presents the United States premiere of this traveling exhibition of more than 70 self-portraits, organized by Autograph ABP, London and curated by Renée Mussai. Tuesday through Saturday. $3.

Performing Arts Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company: Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center brings one of the leading dance companies in the world to Georgia. Nov. 1. $35-$45. Mahler’s 10th Symphony: Hear Mahler’s magnificent swan song masterfully realized by the British musician, scholar and broadcaster Deryck Cooke at Atlanta Symphony Hall. Nov. 1-3. $22-$98. Christkindl Market: Returning to Atlantic Station, the Christkindl Market is the first and largest German market in the tradition of Christmas markets found throughout Germany during the holiday season. Nov. 30. Free. Abelardo Morell - After Monet: This Cuban-born photographer surveys both the intimate and the majestic in his photographs of American people, objects and landscapes at Jackson Fine Art. Tuesday through Saturday. Free. ACP Public Art - The FENCE: The largest public photo exhibition in North America features over 40 photographers from around the world that tell stories that reach across cultural boundaries at Piedmont Park. Daily. Free. Black Metropolis: This Hammonds House Museum exhibit brings to light work that is part of the visual foundation that exists in this present “Age of Afrofuturism.” Wednesday through Sunday. Free to $7. Different Strokes: Gregg Irby Gallery introduces this group show celebrating a variety of creative styles featuring original art from landscapes and florals to abstracts and hunting scenes. Monday through Saturday. Free. Infinity Mirrors: The High Museum presents the most comprehensive exhibition by Yayoi Kusama, which will take visitors on an expansive journey across six decades of his creative output. Tuesday through Saturday. Free to $14.50.

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Not About Heroes: In this 7 Stages Theatre production, a 24-year-old shell-shocked British soldier, meets the famous poet, soldier, and war protestor Siegfried Sassoon at Craiglockhart War Hospital in Scotland. Nov. 2-18. $18-$28. Lewis Black -The Joke’s on US Tour: This Grammy Award-winning, stand-up comedian is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today and is bringing his act to Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Nov. 2. $35.50-$75. Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer – Mashup of the Maestros: Rialto Center for the Arts brings together two genre-bending masters on the banjo and percussion. Nov. 3. $50-$85. In Flanders Field - In Memoriam 1918: The DeKalb Choral Guild opens its 41st season with a concert featuring “Songs of Love and War” by Paul Moravec at Avondale Estates First Baptist Church. Nov. 3. $5. Vince Gill: One of the most popular singers in modern country music, this top-notch songwriting brings his world-class guitar playing to the Fox Theatre. Nov. 3 $39.50-$125. Walk off the Earth: One part folk-pop, one part sketch group, and one-part quirky musical experimenters, the Canadian band performs at The Tabernacle. Nov. 3. $30-$45 The Atlanta Opera – West Side Story: Inspired by Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” the play that has captivated audiences since its debut in 1957 comes to Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Nov. 3-11. $43 to $139. Disney’s Newsies: Atlanta Lyric Theatre is excited to bring you this Aurora Theatre’s production, based on the 1992 motion picture. Closes Nov. 4. $36 to $63. The Royale: By unmasking the early 20th-century boxing circuit, playwright Ramirez examines a long-held fascination with athletic heroes and the responsibilities thrust upon them At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

outside of the ropes at Theatrical Outfit. Closes Nov. 4. $18-$51 Percussion Ensemble: The GSU School of Music performs a wide range of music from traditional music to compositions and improvisations influenced by popular and folk idioms at Rialto Center for the Arts. Nov. 6. Free! So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018: The hit show is packing up its best dancers of 2018 and bringing them to The Fox Theatre this fall. Nov. 7. 41.25-$91.25. Reykjavík: This Actor’s Express production is a tour-de-force collision of sex and danger that propels you on a thrilling journey in which the supernatural is closer than you think. Nov. 7-18. $20-$35.

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Brian Wilson: See the founder of the Beach Boys and arguably the greatest American composer of popular music in the rock era live at The Fox Theatre. Nov. 8. $46.50$86.50. Brahms Violin Concerto, Beethoven 8: This Brahms concerto combines gypsy bravura with sweet melodies and symphonic muscle to hold a top spot in the hearts of music lovers at Atlanta Symphony Hall. Nov. 8-11. $33-$103. Translation: TMBT and Westside Cultural Arts Center are proud to present an immersive dance work by Troy Schumacher, a soloist and choreographer with New York City Ballet. Nov. 9-11. $15-$50. Aida Cuevas – A Tribute to Juan Gabriel: Grammy Award-winner Aida Cuevas will present a mariachi spectacle paying tribute to her dearest friend and greatest mentor at Rialto Center for the Arts. Nov. 10. $39-$74. Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook: Someone took Junie B.’s new black furry mittens, and they didn’t even put them in the Lost and Found in this Georgia Ensemble Theatre children’s production. Closes. Nov. 10. $10. Bearing Witness - Remarkable Stories from the Holocaust: This William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum series brings messages that transcend historical text or chronology and speak directly to the capabilities of the human condition. Nov. 11. Free! Christina Aguilera: Don’t miss the chance to see this pop singer and hear her iconic voice live at The Fox Theatre. Nov. 11. $51.25-$171.25. I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti: This one-woman comedy/drama is about good food and bad boyfriends — with live cooking, presented by Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Closes Nov. 11. $24-$38.

Ed Sheeran: This singer/songwriter is the quintessential pop star of the 2010s and you can see him live at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Nov. 15. $34-$120. In Dreams - Roy Orbison in Concert: The rock & roll legend will be performing his greatest hits, accompanied on stage by a live orchestra at The Fox Theatre. Nov. 15. $45-$100. A Tchaikovsky Thrill Ride: Atlanta Symphony Hall performs Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto, one of music’s greatest hits and a dazzlingly heroic, finger-busting adrenaline rush. Nov. 15-17. $22-$98. ATL Comedy Jam: This show features Lavell Crawford, Kountry Wayne, Deray Davis, Tony Roberts, D.C. Young Fly, Red Grant and Just Nesh at The Fox Theatre. Nov. 17. $52.75-$128.75. Recital of WWI Music: Oglethorpe University Museum commemorates the war with this campus-wide, semester-long effort. Nov. 18. $8. The Stuffing 2018: Manchester Orchestra and The Front Bottoms kick off their 2018 tour at The Fox Theatre’s ninth annual Thanksgiving celebration. Nov. 21. $25-$55. Miss Bennett - Christmas at Pemberley: Revisit your favorite “Pride and Prejudice” characters at Mr. and Mrs. Darcy’s grand estate, Pemberley, in this Theatrical Outfit holiday hit. Nov. 11-Dec. 23. $18-$51. Straight No Chaser: The Indiana a cappella ensemble, known for their sophisticated vocal harmonies and popular holiday-themed albums, returns to The Fox Theatre. Nov. 23. $43.25-$78.75. The Georgia Ballet Presents The Nutcracker: Join The Georgia Ballet for its annual production of the holiday classic at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Nov. 29-Dec. 2. $10 to $48. At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m




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Historic Zero Mile Post moved to Atlanta History Center An artifact that marked the creation of the City of Atlanta has been moved from Downtown to its new home at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead. The Georgia Building Authority has agreed to a five-year renewable license agreement with the Atlanta History Center to preserve and interpret the Zero Mile Post, which was installed in the 1850s to mark the Southern terminus of the Western & Atlantic Railroad. The site, near the Georgia Freight Depot, was used to determine the city center of Atlanta in 1842. As the redevelopment of Underground Atlanta and South Downtown continues, the Zero Mile Post was moved from its original location under the Central Avenue Bridge to protect it for the future and to secure it in a safe place. The post will go on public view when the 1856 Texas locomotive and its accompanying exhibition, “Locomotion: Railroads and the Making of Atlanta,” debut on Saturday, Nov. 17. The new Rollins Gallery at the Atlanta History Center features a wall of glass windows facing West Paces Ferry Road, allowing the Zero Mile Post and the Texas locomotive to be viewed day and night, when it is dramatically illuminated. “The Atlanta History Center is honored to have the opportunity to preserve, protect and present the Zero Mile Post in an environment that can offer meaningful interpretation of the artifact’s significance,” said Atlanta History Center President and

CEO Sheffield Hale. “Positioning the Zero Mile Post beside the recently restored Texas locomotive, one of the two remaining Western & Atlantic locomotives [the other being the General] that would have passed by that very mile post scores of times during its service offers valuable interpretive possibilities. Railroads built and created Atlanta, and these two objects tell Atlanta’s origin story like no others.” Usually placed along rail lines at each mile, markers informed train crews where they were along a specific route. The Zero Mile Post’s crown is pyramidal, and one side of the marker is engraved with “W&A RR OO” – the W & A indicating the Western & Atlantic Railroad and the double-zero designating the beginning of the rail line. The other side of the marker is engraved “W&A RR 138.” When removed from the ground, entirely exposed, the marker measures 7 feet 5 inches, and weighs approximately 800 pounds. And that is how the Atlanta History Center will display it. Original plans were to dig a hole to place the Zero Mile Marker post as it originally was, with only 42 inches exposed. However, once the post was safely transferred to the Rollins Gallery, and rolled up beside the Texas locomotive, the History Center saw an opportunity to present the full scale of Atlanta’s origin artifact. One of the opportunities guests have in the new Locomotion exhibition is to climb aboard the cab of the Texas, and view the


The Zero Mile Post will be on display alongside the famed Texas locomotive at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead.


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n a Sunday afternoon last April, the moment PHIL MOSIER Larry Lord had dreaded for roughly two on Jan. 25. The museum decades finally happened. His Atlanta History Center painting. wife, Peggy, found of the painting at Buckhead’s their 35-year-old of Atlanta” cyclorama must first complete a major restoration son Ashby no longer works on the “Battle breathing in the this winter, but A painting conservator cyclorama exhibit basement of their plans to open the ranch home on Sandy Springs’ Mount Paran Road. She tried performing CPR and called 911. But nothing the paramedics did relocations of NCR, could revive Ashby corporate what clear after a heroin overdose. made


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MAX BLAU Larry and Peggy Lord display a childhood photo of their sons Ashby and Hunter. Ashby, at right, died of a heroin overdose last year.


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A doctor’s overview of the opioid crisis. See Commentary , page 10 ► Usually, he could sketch out new doors or windows to make design problems disappear. He’d written obituaries, too,

most recently for his first by’s mother, Shannon, wife and Ashafter she died from complication s of cancer. But the circumstances of Ashby’s life posed difficult questions in how to talk about his death. Euphemisms are a tradition of sorts for overdose victims. Their obituaries say that they left this world or entered eternal rest while glossing over how it happened. The reasons vary from not speaking ill of the dead to a fear that it might reflect poorly on the living. “For many years, you never saw the word ‘addiction’ in an obit,” says Dr. Frances Levin, a psychiatry professor at Columbia University Medical Center. “That’s because of the stigma related to Continued on page


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The city fears that several new state legislative proposals would undo recent local laws, from apartment construction to pet sales. One example is a proposed law that would kill Sandy Springs’ restriction on using wood to build large multifamily housing complexes. The proposal is “disastrous” and would allow “cheap apartments,” Mayor Rusty Paul is complaining. But state Rep. John Corbett (R-Lake Park), the bill’s lead sponsor, says the law would simply allow developers to be free to choose See CITY on page 13

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7-plus foot artifact from the cab, providing a whole new large-scale perspective to these Atlanta icons. Secured inside a building behind a locked fence, Zero Mile Post was last accessible to the public in 1994 when the structure served as a passenger depot for the New Georgia Railroad, a tourist rail line that ceased operation. To mark the Zero Mile Post’s original site, the Georgia Building Authority had a surveyor mark the exact GPS coordinates of the old marker’s location, and will install a replica of the Zero Mile Post there that has long been displayed at the Atlanta History Center. The Georgia Historical Society will provide an interpretive marker to accompany the replica post Downtown. The marker and replica post will be positioned along sidewalks that will be constructed around the original site, increasing the visibility and awareness of this preserved historic spot on a daily basis, something that could not be done previously. The building that housed the Zero Mile Post is slated for demolition before the end of 2018, leaving the location and the replica easily accessible to the public.

In addition to viewing the Zero Mile Post and Texas locomotive, guests will be able to view the Solomon Luckie Lamppost on display in the adjacent gallery as part of the exhibition “Cyclorama: The Big Picture,” opening Feb. 22, 2019. Originally placed Downtown to provide gas lighting during the same 1850s time period as the Zero Mile Post, the Luckie Lamppost was preserved because of its scarred metal from shelling during the Battle of Atlanta. It is called the Luckie Lamppost in remembrance of Solomon Luckie, a free African-American barber who, according to various accounts, was fatally injured while standing nearby during the shelling by shrapnel from the shell or a broken-off piece of the lamppost. “These are the three great Atlanta icons, period,” Hale said. “The Zero Mile Post, the Solomon Luckie Lampost and Texas locomotive present a triad of iconic artifacts indicative of the founding of Atlanta and its expansion during the Civil War and beyond. At the Atlanta History Center, they will prompt a rich discussion for generations to come about the many facets of our collective history.” At l a n t a I N t o w n Pa p e r. c o m

PARTING SHOTS The final Atlanta Streets Alive of 2018 took place Sept. 30 on Peachtree Street and drew an amazing 113,000 participants along the 3.1 mile stretch closed to vehicular traffic. Photos by Asep Mawardi

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Thousands lined Peachtree Street from Downtown to Midtown on Oct. 14 for the annual Atlanta Pride Parade to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. The weekend also included a big festival in Piedmont Park featuring music, food, fun and more. (Photos by Asep Mawardi)

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VIRGINIA HIGHLAND - Oak Park townhome featuring fresh paint and new carpet. Master with walk-in closet, fireplace, double vanities. Guest bedroom with beautiful bay window, gracious walk-in closet and en suite bath. 2 car garage. 2Bed/2.5Bath $369,000 FMLS: 6063870 Sally Westmoreland 404.354.4845

DRUID HILLS - Well maintained home w/tons of square footage. Recent kit renovation, newer roof, newer HVAC systems, incredible insulation, fresh paint through-out. Hardwoods, sep dining rm, tile floor in sunroom with builtins. 5Bed/3Bath $599,000 FMLS: 6068059 Sally Westmoreland 404.354.4845

CABBAGETOWN - Unbelievably spacious newer home in Cabbagetown with covered parking! Hardwoods through-out, Elfa shelving in master closets, screened back porch, private deck off upstairs master suite. 4Bed/3Bath $777,000 FMLS: 6076681 John Petrou 404.444.5323

OAKHURST - Historic 1915 bungalow with period details including high ceilings, original hardwoods & moldings, 2 double sided fireplaces. Oversized rooms, formal dining rm, off street parking, bonus workshop in basement. 3Bed/3Bath $535,000 FMLS: 6084592 Ann Finley 404.276.8290

CLAIRMONT HEIGHTS - Easy walk to Emory/CDC. Renovated ranch w/new roof, granite counters, SS appls, fresh paint. Tons of natural light, open living/ dining room. Screened porch overlooks flat peaceful backyard. 4Bed/2Bath $385,000 FMLS: 6088601 Ann Hudson 404.307.9902 Ann Finley 404.276.8290

BUCKHEAD - Spacious vaulted ranch with open floor plan. Renovated kitchen w/breakfast bar and stone and wood counters. Large separate den & breakfast rm w/ wall of windows. Renovated hall and master baths. 3Bed/2Bath $535,000 FMLS: 6085340 Mike Kondalski 404.234.9379

MORNINGSIDE - Renovated 1 level home on cul-desac. Features 2 car garage, kit with quartz counters, SS appls, tons of cabinets. Family room with trey ceilings, French doors open to private deck. Walk-in closet in master. 5Bed/3Bath $849,000 FMLS: 6088468 Mike Kondalski 404.234.9379

MIDTOWN - Historic Desoto building is perfectly situated to enjoy the best of Midtown/Piedmont Park. Spacious home features top of the line kitchen appliances, large living spaces, 2 parking spaces, low HOA dues. 2Bed/2Bath $589,000 FMLS: 6061969 Cindy Hulbert 404.597.9984

EAST LAKE - Amazing new construction from Stoney River Homes. Situated on gorgeous fenced lot w/ beautiful open kitchen w/large island, screened porch, 2 car garage, hardwood floors, built-ins, great finishes. 2-10 Builder Warranty. 5Bed/3Bath $549,900 FMLS: 6084557 Kathleen Sickeler 404.368.3234

DECATUR - Cape Cod bungalow featuring new windows, driveway/walkway replacement, refinished hardwoods, freshly painted exterior, one car garage, stairs to finished attic space, screen porch. Walk to Westchester Elementary. 2Bed/1Bath $434,500 FMLS: 6071079 Kathleen Sickeler 404.368.3234

DECATUR - Outstanding new construction Craftsman home from Parclife Homes. Well designed spaces, gorgeous master suite, large secondary bedrooms, kitchen with breakfast area & butlers pantry, 2 car garage. 5Bed/5Bath $1,109,000 FMLS: 6052748 Kathleen Sickeler 404.368.3234

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