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How Sweet It Is

Volume 18 Number 6 2012

Learn to make Cake Hag’s Peach Pie on p. 44

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Letter from the Editor .............................4 Concrete Jungle.....................................4 Keep It Intown: Virginia Highland ..........6 Wellspring Treasures..............................7 Kids Golf Academy ................................8 Intown Runaround ...............................10 Children of Conservation .....................10 Cure Childhood Cancer .......................12 Health & Wellness Briefs ......................14 Remembering Warren Bruno ...............16 A Look Back .........................................17 Living by Giving....................................18 Street Fashion ......................................19 Pets ......................................................20

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GO GREEN Recycling Centers ................................23 Goats in Chastain Park ........................23 Eco-Briefs .............................................24 Laura Turner Seydel .............................24 BeltLine’s Ryan Gravel .........................25

IN BUSINESS Movie Industry Booming ......................26 Campus Moviefest ...............................26 Making Sense of Social .......................27 Business & Retail Briefs .......................29


You may have noticed in INtown that our writers and photographers are also your neighbors. They live and work right here. They care. Each month, it’s like – let’s put out a paper! This is fun. It’s meaningful. With talents and interests that run the gamut, our contributors help us cover a wide range of topics. This month you can find Cake Hag’s recipe for Brandy Peach Pie on page 44 and an interview with First Tee SCOTTLOWDEN.COM student golfer on page 10. Variety is the spice of INtown. Han Vance did an interview with the BeltLine visionary Ryan Gravel on page 25. You may also recognize Han walking around town cleaning-up abandoned newspaper boxes. He wants less clutter for his neighborhood, so he took matters into his own hands and turned the initiative into the Art Box Party (June 23 – join us!). INtown will reap the rewards of some new artful boxes. See page 41. Thom Volorath is an explorer and takes photos of delicious meals anywhere he’s inspired from Buford Highway to Peachtree City. We’ve turned his photos of food into a sort of journal with Thom’s Diner on page 46. When we heard restaurateur Warren Bruno passed-away last month, we asked Chris Schroder to pay tribute. We knew Chris would find the words to capture Warren’s memory. The last time I saw Warren was this past winter when I was in the dredges of my own chemotherapy. I look up to his strength and endurance. And, I got goose bumps when I read Chris’s piece, which you can read on page 16. A lot of hands stir the pot to make INtown. The people who write and take photos for us are really good people. And, they are our friends. Thank you to our contributors for another great issue.

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Summer Film Festivals .........................30 Atlanta PlanIT Calendar .......................32 June Art Festivals .................................36 Anne Irwin Anniversary ........................38 The Thinking Artist ...............................39 Callanwolde Jazz Fest .........................39 Intown Datebook ..................................40 Indie Craft Experience..........................42



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Cake Hag .............................................43 Peach Pie Recipe .................................44 Thomís Diner ........................................46 Quick Bites ...........................................47 Spice It Up............................................48 Real Mean Cook ..................................49

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IN the Neighborhood FEATURES, NEWS & EVENTS

Letter from the Editor Collin Kelley If you’re a film lover, then Atlanta is the place to be – both as a fan and a participant in the making of movies. Atlanta was branded as ”Hollywood South” more than 20 years ago as filmmakers flocked to the area, which provided authentic locations and a cheaper alternative to filming in Hollywood. Now, you can’t drive through an Intown neighborhood lately without seeing a film crew and celebrities, most recently Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake and Samuel L. Jackson. The old Lakewood Fairgrounds is now a shiny new studio for EUE/Screen Gems and, of course, Tyler Perry has built his movie/TV empire here in Atlanta. In this issue, Sandy Tyler looks into the big dollars coming into Atlanta thanks to film production, while our Studio cover provides a guide to all the film festivals happening this summer. Whether you want to bring a blanket to Technology Square for an outdoor screening courtesy of Flicks on 5th or step back in time at the fabulous Fox

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Theatre for the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival, there’s a movie for all ages and tastes. We’re also celebrating summer with the help of our regular contributor Pamela Berger, who happens to be a television producer when she’s not writing about delicious eats, fabulous places to shop and timeless decorating ideas on her Sweet Peach blog. The cover photo of the delicious peach pie and our News You Can Eat section are devoted to the Cake Hag, who makes some of the sweetest treats in town. I’m jetting off to London this month for a series of readings from my novel, Remain In Light, and my poetry. And while I’m excited as hell, I’m also giddy about not having to re-check my bags at the new international terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Sometimes the little things mean so much. Happy Summer! collin@atlantaintownpaper.com

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from Craig and he said I just added more trees than what they added all of last year. I had to join the team!” By year two, their harvest had nearly doubled. Concrete Jungle’s online Food Map allows users to add trees that are “pickable” – either publicly or by owner permission. Every “pick” is volunteer-manned and organized by “scouts” who track which trees are fruiting and schedule accordingly. Picks happen May through November and at least


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tomatoes requested by shelter partners. Sustainable agriculture, like hugelkultur (using buried wood for water management), keeps Dogshead true to its roots. Concrete Jungle offers Atlantans a simple, powerful way to get back to the earth, while giving back to our incredible, edible city. “At the end of the day,” says Astrove, “you’re outside and you have a great city…and you appreciate where you are. You appreciate Atlanta.”

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every weekend after July. Thanks to an early crop, more than 50 pounds have already been donated for 2012. Undonated spoils are frozen or, in the case of apples and pears, mashed into cider during the free annual Cider Fest, held in early October. Volunteers, new trees to pick, supplies and funds are always needed. Interested readers can learn more

at concretejungle.org, which is regularly updated with upcoming picks, produce counts and news about their latest venture. Dogshead Farm, on an acre of donated land in Sylvan Hills, will soon provide a greater variety of organic fruits and vegetables for more of the year. Portable, long-lasting produce like pears and carrots are priorities, as are the hot peppers and


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KEEP IT INtown {VIRGINIA HIGHLAND} We asked local real estate agent Leslie Williamson to talk about her favorite restaurants, places to shop and upcoming events in Virginia Highland. Here’s what she told us.

Why I Love Virginia Highland

Just step outside your door and you can feel and see the energy of the VaHi neighborhood. People are out biking and walking along the tree-lined streets. You can enjoy brunch in one of the cafés or restaurants, indulge in happy hour at one of the nightspots, shop for trendsetting clothes, jewelry and furniture or have a picnic in John Howell Park. In VaHi you are surrounded by culture, food and fashion!

Where to Eat

Noche (h2sr.com/noche) is great for happy hour serving excellent cocktails and delicious tapas. If you want the best Thai in Atlanta, visit MaLi (malirestaurant.com), enjoy fantastic cuisine in a quaint outdoors setting. Belly General Store (bellystore.com) is a modern take on the traditional general store offering fantastic breakfast specials. Paolo’s Gelato (paolosgelato.com) is the perfect treat of authentic Italian gelato on a hot summer day.

Where to Shop

Mitzi and Romano (facebook.com/ MitziandRomanoBoutique) offers the latest clothing and jewelry trends. If you

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are in need of relaxation, Key Lime Pie (keylimepie.net) offers the perfect massage or facial. Urban Cottage (urbancottageatlanta.com) offers a nice blend of antiques and new furniture; it’s a great place to find the perfect gift for the friend that has everything.

Coming Up

Summerfest (vahi.org/summerfest) is June 3-4 and offers the perfect blend of art food, music and fun. VaHi running group meets at George’s (georgesbarandrestaurant.com) every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. – enjoy a run through the neighborhood, then a burger and beer at George’s. The Virginia-Highland Tour of Homes (vahitourofhomes.org) is an exciting and colorful home tour showcasing the beautiful homes of the Virginia-Highland neighborhood Dec. 8-9.




Treasure Trove

Wellspring Treasures in Virginia Highland helps women in need

Claire S. Richie

One in four women are abused sexually by the time they reach adulthood. As a woman and mother to a young daughter, I wondered what can our community do to respond to such a crisis? Thankfully, I needed to look no further than one of my favorite streets in Atlanta – North Highland Avenue – for answers. Wellspring Treasures opened in April at 784 N. Highland Avenue (near Bill Hallman Original). At first glance, this is an upscale resale boutique that specializes in new and gently used furniture, clothing and house wares. Upbeat manager, Brianna Campbell, greets me and explains how these bargains help women and girls with broken pasts rebuild their lives. Proceeds from the store (and the other locations outside the Perimeter) cover about one-quarter of the budget for the nonprofit, Wellspring Living. Started more than a decade ago, the organization helps girls and women survivors of childhood sexual abuse move towards hopeful futures. The group provides participants with therapy, education, life skills and spiritual renewal – to heal the body, soul and spirit. Maria (name changed to protect her identity) was the first woman to receive services at Wellspring Living. She came from a past of neglect, drug addiction, childhood sexual abuse and then trafficking. Pimps often prey on young runaways. They offer food and shelter to establish trust, but then they coerce the girls into selling themselves and threaten violence if the girls resist. Drugs are often involved, as in Maria’s case, and addiction makes it harder for the girls to escape. But Maria is a survivor. Wellspring Living gave her a home, counseling, life skills training, and hope for a new life. A decade later, Maria is happily married and has a little girl with big curly hair. She is pursuing a photography career and is a spokesperson for the organization. Bargain hunting has never felt so good now that I know the purpose behind it. Wellspring Treasures has steals on designer jeans, trendy jewelry and must-have pottery. I also learned that this store operates almost completely on volunteer power, so the need for consistent volunteers is always high. There are a variety of opportunities ranging from accepting and pricing donations to merchandising and customer service. I make a mental note – what a meaningful service project for my daughter’s Brownie troop or my neighbor’s book club. Now, when you are cleaning out your drawers, closets, basement or attic, you have KeepitINtown.com

Clothing, books and housewares are just some of the items to be found at Wellspring Treasures.

a convenient place to donate your treasures. You know those few precious tchotchkes that don’t warrant a yard sale, those designer jeans that you probably won’t ever squeeze into, and that drawer full of jewelry that you sift through each morning? Bag ‘em up and bring them into Wellspring Treasures. Or, if you want them to pick up a piece of furniture or two, a volunteer will swing by on a Saturday and pick it up for you. By shopping, volunteering or donating to Wellspring Treasures - you’ll soon be making a real difference in the life of a sexually abused girl or woman, like Maria. For more information, visit wellspringliving.org.

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Tee Time!

Kids Golf Academy trains next superstars - indoors Diana Peyrefitte Hilmer

While watching my five year old use his plastic bat to catapult a ball across the yard, images of him being a little golf ingénue run through my head: Could he be a natural? Is he ready to learn the centuries-old game that is such a national pastime?   Ingénue or not, the idea of him learning golf is appealing for many reasons – motorskill development, increased mental focus, and improved physical ability, just to name a few. Now Intowners have a great place to send their kids to accomplish just that. Kids Golf Academy is a state-of-the-art, indoor golfing facility that specializes in golf classes, lessons, and camps for kids ages 3-18.  Owner David Bell, a native Australian and varsity golf coach at Atlanta International School, opened his academy on Miami Circle two years ago. He is planning to open a second location near West Paces Ferry and I-75 soon.  “We really emphasize how fun the game is and make it exciting for them,” David says of his academy’s success.  “The kids pick it up easily, and have a great time when they’re here.” Kids Golf Academy boasts 5,000 squarefeet in their Miami Circle location. This includes a putting green, chipping area,


hitting bays, and high-tech simulators that let the kids experience real-life visual effects when they are playing. They can even “compete” against well-known professional golfers with the simulators. Their slowmotion video analysis allows for instant feedback during instruction as well. “We make a point to keep the activities varied and exciting for the kids throughout the classes so they are always engaged,” David points out.  “They aren’t just hitting balls the whole time.  They are learning the fundamentals and mechanics of golf in a fun and motivating environment. Morningside resident Lele Ruby has been sending her two boys, ages 5 and 7, there for almost 2 years now. “David is very positive with them, and they love going,” she says. “My son, Riley, recently competed in the Kids World Golf Championship, and it was such a fantastic experience for him.” With Atlanta’s hot summer on the horizon, Kids Golf Academy’s indoor summer camps are a great way to introduce the sport of golf to your kids. They are offering camps every week from May 28 through Aug. 10. You can choose half-day camps (9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m. ) or full day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Regular hour-

long, group classes are offered in 12-week sessions for the different age groups. Private lessons can be arranged to accommodate your schedule.  So whether you foresee your little one as a budding golfer, or just want them to benefit from learning a great sport and the positive skills that accompany it, Kids Golf Academy satisfies all of the above in an enjoyable atmosphere. After touring their facility and seeing their simulator in action, you too may be asking to tee off against Phil Mickelson. For more information, visit golfacademyforkids.com. 

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INtown Runaround

Martavious Adams, left, and Nyre Williams

Tim Sullivan

A Remarkable Young Golfer Golf enthusiasts will recognize Martavious Adams and his winning smile from TV spots for The First Tee that run during major pro tournaments. This innovative program tutors children in areas such as self-management, goal setting and interpersonal skills through the game of golf. I sat down with the Ben Franklin High School senior and his coach, Nyre Williams, at Charlie Yates golf course to learn more about The First Tee of East Lake and this remarkable young man.

Martavious, who has now become the face of the program? Martavious picked up the game very quickly. He had a single digit handicap in less than two years but more importantly he went from a C student to an A student. The younger kids really look up to him and he volunteers so much of his time helping teach them. In 2010 he won the prestigious Bill Dickey Invitational, which brings in minority youth golfers from all over the country to compete.

Coach Williams, let me start with you. You also serve as the Director of the First Tee at East Lake. Can you give a brief overview of the program? We currently have 676 kids enrolled. They range in age from 5 years old through high school and we serve the 30316 and 30317 zip codes plus the Drew Charter School. We teach life skills as well as golf and split the kids into four levels – Par, Birdie, Eagle and Ace so there is a progression as they mature as people and golfers. The Ace level requires a volunteer component as well. For more information check out thefirstteeeastlake.org.

And with that humble introduction I’ll pivot to Martavious himself and start with a few hard hitting journalistic inquiries starting with – How far do you drive the ball? What’s your handicap? Have you ever had a hole in one? I drive the ball about 285 and my handicap is currently a 3. My most memorable hole in one…

Who founded the program? The developer Tom Cousins was largely responsible for not only this program but for so many of the positive initiatives in this area including Drew Charter School. The PGA is also one of the trustees of the First Tee. Each year we get to have a couple of our kids act as on-course reporters from the tournament at East Lake Golf Course which is a lot of fun. And what can you tell me about

Your most memorable one? For someone like me who has played a lot of golf in their 40 years and never carded an ace this might be a frustrating story to hear. Anyway, as you were saying… What? They’re not something you like, count, are they? Well, like I was saying the most memorable one I had was on a trip to Scotland – we got to play six of the 11 courses in St. Andrews on an eight day trip – and I dropped one in on one bounce on #13 at Kingsbarns. What is it about golf that can impact a kid’s life in ways that soccer or basketball cannot? It’s unique in that you actually communicate with your competitors and

it helps you learn life skills and even some business skills. It’s also a lifetime sport whereas with most others people have to stop playing when they are about 35. Tell me about it... I hear you had a chance to play with Tom Watson? I’ve played several rounds with Tom Watson and he is an even better person than he is a golfer and he still hits it pure. I’ve also played with Jim Furyk and John Cook. Did you beat any of them? No!

emotions in check. I get to play a lot of golf with older men and I see the maturity and etiquette they maintain out there. Do you know where you’ll be heading in the fall? I’m still undecided but perhaps The College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick. So what do you do when you aren’t on the golf course or focusing on school? I play a lot of Ultimate Frisbee.

You don’t strike me as someone who is too stressed out but do you feel pressure being a point man for this organization? What’s life without pressure? But no, it’s not overwhelming and I think it is helpful in school and on the course to have a little pressure on me.

A couple of months ago I played in a tournament here at Charlie Yates and you were stationed on the second tee for a “Beat the Pro” promotion. Somehow my wife got it closer to the pin than you and now she claims it as her greatest golfing achievement ever. So…what the heck happened? Well, it’s not polite to beat a lady is it? I wanted her to feel good about her game!

Do you think that relaxed attitude helps your game? Most definitely. I try to keep my

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Children of conservation

Michele Stumpe in Africa

After months of planning, attorney Michele Stumpe led half a dozen people on this latest international journey with the nonprofit she founded in 2009, Children of Conservation. The organization is dedicated to the conservation and protection of endangered species in third world countries through education, habitat preservation and wildlife sanctuary support. Stumpe just returned from a 10-day journey to Africa, where she helped provide medical attention for children and animals in need. She and a group of volunteers traveled with food and medical supplies that her colleagues at Taylor English Duma LLP donated. Stumpe and the group of volunteers accomplished so much more than they had ever hoped in such a short amount of time. Traveling with the group was firm client Dr. Katarina Nalovic, aka “Dr. Kat,” along with three medical

(a type of antelope) enclosure and consult on a new genetics lab that is being built. This lab will be the only genetics lab in any African sanctuary capable of performing DNA analyses. For more about the organization, visit childrenofconservation.org.

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professionals on her staff. While in Africa, Dr. Kat and her staff completely organized the vet facility and supplies, providing physicals to all of the workers and their families, many of whom had never even seen a real doctor. Dr. Kat’s surgical expertise was also put to good use by helping to stitch up a highly endangered species of baboon, the male drill. He was injured in a battle for dominance over his group. Dr. Kat also helped perform a hernia operation on another drill and a wing surgery on an African grey parrot. Dr. Kat and her staff were not the only superstars on this trip. Dr. Kat’s husband is a mechanic, who races and builds Formula One racecars. By the end of the trip, he overhauled the sanctuary’s Land Rover, which was on its last leg, as well as repaired their power tools and lawn mower. Stumpe’s husband, Kerry, has a background as an architect, which came in handy as he helped the center design it’s new duiker


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Community event raises money for Press On to CURE Childhood Cancer Fund After a five-year battle against neuroblastoma, Patrick Chance passed away on January 9, 2012, which was also his 9th birthday. Many people remember Patrick as an amazing son and brother, fun friend, talented Lego architect and nature lover. The sixth annual tennis tournament,

Play for Patrick, was held last month at the Druid Hills Golf Club in his honor. The event also included Paddle for Patrick encouraging children to play in the pool with activities celebrating Patrick’s life and their friendship with him. Specifically the funds from this event go to building a new MIBG treatment room at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egelston Campus, which will be dedicated in honor of Patrick. Erin Chance, Patrick’s mother, explains, “We travelled with Patrick to Philadelphia for four MIBG treatments. MIBG is a radiolabeled iodine that is injected and used to diagnose, stage, and monitor neuroblastoma. But the dose can be increased and then acts as a targeted radiation therapy. It is not curative but is very successful and this treatment will become part of front line treatment. There are only 5 places in the country that administer this because it requires a room with lead walls and other radiation safety measures. ” More than 25 percent of children diagnosed with cancer will die within five years. Working to improve quality of life and survival rates, Press On is a fund


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Above left, Cannon Riley is one of Patrick’s best friends. Top Right, Kris Gordon (Patrick’s grandmother), Erin Chance (Patrick’s mom), Anna Chance (Patrick’s younger sister) and Madison Chance (Patrick’s older sister). At left, children participate in Play for Patrick at Druid Hills Golf Club. Photos courtesy of Lisa Hill.

Congratulations to our 8th Annual Graduating Class We’ll miss you next year when you attend school at: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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Health & Wellness Briefs

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The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation has announced the addition of five new members to its Board of Trustees. Under the leadership of Chairman Thomas M. Holder, the Children’s Foundation Board is charged with raising critical funds to help meet the growing needs of one of country’s leading, not-for-profit pediatric healthcare systems. The new members are: Ginny Brewer, Dr. David Fagin, Jack Markwalter Jr., Nancy Rafuse and Lovette Russell. This year, the 32-member Foundation Board of Trustees is focusing its efforts on an annual gross fundraising goal of $54 million, including raising critical funds for Marcus Autism Center, Children’s at Hughes Spalding and childhood obesity prevention. choa.org The Fulton County Asthma Improvement and Reduction (FAIR) is new initiative designed to reduce the asthma mortality rate among residents. Programs will be available countywide, but will target certain segments of the population, including children age 4 and younger and residents in the City of Atlanta. fultoncountygahealth.org AID Atlanta commemorates its 30th anniversary with AID Atlanta Honors on Thursday, June 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the SchwartzGoldstein Hall of The Temple. Tickets begin at $35 per person, with VIP seating available for $250 per couple, including a cocktail reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. Honorees will include Dr. Kevin Fenton, employees of The Gap, AutoTrader.com, AID Atlanta member Tom Roeck and the founders of AID Atlanta Peter Aliberti, Brian Clark, Mary Jenks, Grahm Bruton and Neal Walker, who who got together 30 years ago to raise money for friends who were facing the then-unidentified illness and provided the first AID Atlanta services. For tickets, visit aidatlanta.org/honors. Kroger’s Atlanta Division will donate a total of $12,500 in grants to nine Atlanta-area schools as part of its Earning Plus Learning program. The annual contest invited schools across the division to creatively demonstrate how they promoted the 2011-2012 theme, “Healthy Living,” within their communities. Atlanta-area schools receiving grants – ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 – include: Beecher Hills Elementary, F.L. Stanton Elementary, Hapeville Charter School, Immaculate Heart Catholic School, R.N. Fickett Elementary, Sagamore Hills Elementary, Torah Day School, Brookview Elementay and Walter F. White Elementary. kroger.com

Read about the Father’s Day Real Men Cook event on page 49.

Runs & Walks Atlanta’s 5th annual Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis, the nation’s largest walk program dedicated to raising funds and awareness for digestive diseases, will be held Saturday, June 9, at the Georgia World Congress Center’s International Plaza in Atlanta. Registration and fun begin at 4 p.m. and the Walk will begin at 5 p.m. This year’s honored hero is Sean Hajra, an11-year-old who was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age four. Last year, Take Steps in Atlanta raised $180,000, and the goal for 2012 is $215,800. ccfa.org In support of its mission to educate, support and encourage men to make healthier lifestyle choices to prevent disease, the Men’s Health & Wellness Center has joined ZERO - The Project to End Prostate Cancer to present the Dash4Dad 5k Race / 1 Mile Fun Walk on Saturday, June 16. The race is part of the Great Prostate Cancer Challenge, America’s Premier Men’s Health Event Series, taking place in 35 cities in 2012. The Dash4Dad event will begin at 8 a.m., rain or shine in the Home Depot/Costco parking lot, 6400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Sandy Springs. Individual runner/walker pre-registration fee is $30 or $35 the day of the race. Children under 12 preregistration fee is $15. Phantom runner registration is $20. Registration forms may be found online at DashforDad.com/races/Atlanta. The Atlanta BeltLine Southwest 5k is July 14 at 7:30 a.m. along the Southwest Trail through the historic West End and Westview Neighborhoods. It is the second 5k of the 2012 Atlanta BeltLine Running Series and introduces a ‘Team Challenge’, where participants can form teams, such as a school, business, neighborhood or run club. Teams can compete for a cash prize of $500 along with points, which are a part of the new Atlanta BeltLine Running Series Challenge. For more details on how to register visit run.beltline.org.

Thank You Intown Atlanta! Highland Urgent Care and Family Medicine would like to say Thank You to everyone in our surrounding communities who have been instrumental in our success. As we enter our Eighth Year we want you to know despite the changes in health care we will continue to provide our community with the Personal Care and Exceptional Customer Service you have come to expect at Highland Urgent Care and Family Medicine. Dr. Nicholas J. Beaulieu, MD Ph: 404-815-1957 www.hucfm.com • www.htmoa.com

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Remembering Warren Bruno

A visionary friend to many neighborhoods and loved ones Chris Schroder The first time I ever stopped in Atkins Park restaurant on N. Highland Avenue was in the fall of 1994, when I was selling ads for a new publication called Atlanta INtown (then called Atlanta 30306). I sat down with Sandra Spoon, who assured me they would buy an ad in our new venture. “Our owner, Warren Bruno, is very supportive of everything in the neighborhood,” she assured me. No truer words were ever spoken. Not only did Warren support us generously through the years, he previously started the SummerFest event, which draws more than 50,000 people to support the residentially focused civic association. He also co-founded the neighborhood business associations in Virginia Highland and Buckhead, where he used to own Aunt Charley’s, a favorite bar of my friends back in the 1970s. He loved biking, flying planes and hot air balloons. Warren was even more supportive of Sandra, his business partner whom he later asked to marry him, and Kevin Drawe, his business partner in the Smyrna location of Atkins Park.

Warren died last month after a courageous and inspirational battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He never let the diagnosis slow him down. He battled it with his characteristic drive and charm, raising money for medical research. He served on school councils, on Atlanta’s license review board – he even ran for city council one time. He was a diehard Atlanta Falcons fan, organizing busloads of fans to local and away games. In the last few years, he scaled back, taking one of his sons to the game and to giant tailgate parties he helped organize. He had amazing vision, proven one day when he walked into an abandoned cavernous basement space in White Provisions on the westside. The landlord thought Warren was crazy, but he saw the opportunity to start an amazingly successful bar called Ormsby’s. Our neighborhood, city and all of us who loved him dearly lost a wonderful friend when Warren took his final hot air balloon ride to heaven, where I’m sure he’s busy organizing his new neighborhood in a tailgate party I hope to join one day. Chris Schroder was the founder of Atlanta INtown and now owns Schroder Public Relations.

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A Look Back Ann Taylor Boutwell June 2, 1929: Honoring Asa Griggs Candler, Sr., Emory University Trustees in Atlanta’s Druid Hills issued a memorial resolution recognizing public service as the greatest achievement of its chief benefactor. Three months after his March burial in Westview Cemetery, Atlanta continued to laud him. After 83 years, a trail of stories still surrounds the Coca-Cola mogul’s life as an entrepreneur, prominent banker, realtor, philanthropist, civil servant, mayor, husband and father. A new book by Atlanta author Ann Uhry Abrams titled Formula for Fortune tells the story of how Asa Candler discovered Coca-Cola and turned it into the wealth his children enjoyed. Read more at annabrams.com. June10, 1905: The first issue of the German newspaper, Georgia Deutsche Zeitung, was published in Atlanta by Max Oppenheim. The editor had recently moved to Atlanta from Birmingham. The paper came out every Saturday and Oppenheim’s office was at 116 Central Avenue. June 23, 1924: Contractor A.V. Gude excavated the dirt and prepared the foundation for the 12-story Wynne Claughton Building, located on the southwest corner of Ellis Street and Carnegie Way. Atlanta architect G. Lloyd Preacher designed the structure’s curved corners as a solution to the site’s triangularshape. When the million dollar development opened—ahead of schedule— on April 12, 1925, the contractor, the architect, and the building’s namesakes—Morgan T. Wynne and Ed N. Claughton, president and vice president of the Wynne Realty Company—were among the building’s first tenants. The exterior remains much as it did when completed in 1925. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places this past March, the building is now a Courtyard Marriott hotel. June 13, 1915: Eugene and Maybelle Stephens Mitchell, along with 14-year-old daughter Margaret, attended the University of Georgia’s commencement exercises in Athens. Their 19-year-old son, Stephens Alexander Mitchell, was a member of the senior class. Like his father, Stephens became a well-known and respected attorney and historian in Atlanta. He was the editor of the Atlanta Historical Journal from 1930 to 1966. June 17, 1924: Mary Rice Malone married Robert Tyre Jones, known in the golfing world as Bobby Jones. The wedding took place at 8:30 p.m. in the Druid Hills home of the bride’s parents Mamie Rice and John N. Malone. Father James Horton of Sacred Heart Catholic Church performed the ceremony. The maid-of-honor was Katherine Haverty and the best man, Richard Garlington. Miss Malone, a member of Junior League, graduated from Washington Seminary and made her debut in 1921-1922. Jones graduated from Tech High, Georgia Tech and Harvard University. At Harvard he was a member of the Owl Club and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He is associated in business with Adair Realty Company. After honeymooning in Asheville, the couple resided in Druid Hills in the home of his parents Clara Thomas and Robert Purdemus Jones. The couple’s gravesite is Oakland Cemetery. Take a peek and experience more about Oakland’s residents in the new 224-page history and guide Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery by Ren and Helen Davis Cemetery out now from UGA Press. June 30, 1974: Alberta Williams King, the mother of Martin Luther King, Jr. known as “Mama King,” died after being shot by a deranged gunman while playing “The Lord’s Prayer” on the organ at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. She rests in Southview Cemetery. KeepitINtown.com




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Living by Giving

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Celebrating Dads who Give Back Dads hold a special place in my heart. After my mom died when I was 12, my dad became my life teacher. The biggest lesson he taught me was to discover the joy in giving back and helping others. I’ve been doing just that ever since. This Father’s Day, I celebrate all dads who are giving back and teaching this same lesson to their children. An Atlanta dad worth celebrating is Tom Lynch. Tom is co-founder of a nonprofit organization that he started with his daughter, Miranda, and CEO of a for-profit venture, Worthwhile Wine Co., that imports sustainably-made wines from some of the most vulnerable terrain in the world. He took some time out of his busy life, between his daughter’s high school graduation and his travels abroad, to share about how and why he gives back. What was the inspiration to start your non-profit Isipho? Four years ago, my daughter Miranda and I went on a father/daughter vacation to South Africa. In between spending five days on safari and five days around Cape Town, the two of us spent five days living

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and volunteering in a remote Zulu village. The immersive experience had the impact I had hoped and led to much more. That trip planted the seed in Miranda’s mind that she could and should take time out of her life to help improve the lives of others. That trip was the inspiration for us to start Isipho (Zulu for “gift). Today, Isipho is an organization that empowers the people of Inzinga, South Africa, to break the cycle of poverty and dependence one food garden at a time. How did that lead to you starting a socially-responsibly business? Out of the experience of working alongside my daughter to make a difference, I was inspired to do the same in my money-earning role for our family. I quit my VP position at a major agency and started Worthwhile Wine, which imports sustainably-made wine from South Africa, Argentina and Chile. These are countries where taking care of the environment can go hand in hand with helping to uplift the impoverished workers. Worthwhile Wine is a purely for-profit business, but it is a model of sustainable capitalism, looking at the triple bottom line of profits, people and planet. Why is it important to you, as a dad, to give back? As a person, it just feels good to do the best possible thing you can. Life simply feels better, even on bad days. As a parent, there is very little we can do that is more important than living our values. Kids are really smart and I don’t think we’re always aware of when we’re sending mixed messages. As

parents, it is more often about our actions than just our words. Giving back sends a direct message to your kids about what is important in life. What is your Living by Giving dream? There is a great movement going on that blends the capitalistic innovations in non-profit organizations, with sustainable, earth/people-friendly forms of running forprofit businesses. Worthwhile Wine is purely capitalistic, but it is a slightly more evolved form of capitalism that is more sustainable and looks at stakeholders (employees, community, planet), not just shareholders. I hope these trends accelerate and I hope to continue to be a part of this movement as it spreads. Here are Tom’s three tips to take action and get involved: 1. Listen to your heart: Everyone has something inside that they care deeply about. Everyone has seen a situation they wish were different. Figure out where your passion is, even if it is a small thing.

2. Do your research: The Internet is a great way to find local or far-flung organizations working on the thing you’re passionate about. You can search online your cause interest with the city in which you live or look up an organization that you have heard about through friends or coworkers. Websites today are able to provide ways to help. 3. Act with others: It’s amazing the impact you can have with just a little time or money. It all counts and it all makes a difference. Whatever you choose to do, please do it with your kids, friends or family. It’s a great way to spend time together. For more information on Isipho, visit isipho.org. For Worthwhile Wine Co., visit worthwhilewine.com. For more about Kate Atwood, visit KateAtwood.com.

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Pet Briefs Camp Woof is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Decatur location at 608 DeKalb Industrial Way with daycare services discounted for the month of June. See their ad on page 21 for more details or visit campwoof.com. The Mutt Show and Pedigree Party will be held Sunday, June 3, at Mercedes Benz of Buckhead from 4:30 to 9 p.m. There will be

a reception, silent auction, raffles, runway show, music, complimentary hor d’oeuvres, sweets and cocktails. Proceeds from the benefit will go to Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue & Adoption, Inc., which includes the Spay and Neuter Society of the South Campaign. atlantamuttshow.com. Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption has moved from it’s 14th Street location to a new home at 4874 South Atlanta Road in Smyrna. The 15,000 square-foot building houses expanded dog kennels, nine bonding rooms, indoor and outdoor runs and

a dog play area in the large backyard. Cats and kittens have their own area and private rooms for selected kitties. Plans for additional renovations include a 1,000 square-foot training room, a rehabilitation center, and an in-house low cost spay/ neuter veterinary clinic. For more, visit atlantapetrescue.org. Animal House Pet Hotel & Spa has moved its Buckhead location to Buckhead Village at 324 E. Paces Ferry Road. For more information call (4040 231-2289 or visit AnimalHousePetHotel.com.


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For the sixth year in a row, Piedmont Bark was host to the 2012 Pet Cotillion, an annual benefit for Pets are Loving Support (PALS). The Pet Cotillion, an on-line fundraiser where owners posted their furry friends and solicit winning votes through monetary donations, saw over 200 attendees and crowned the 2012 SpokesPet, Arrow. “The thing I look forward to the most

is the presentation of all the “dogutantes” by their owners and crowning of the new PALS. SpokesPet at the Cotilllion,” said William Campbell owner of Piedmont Bark. Last year’s SpokesPet, Noodle, a fun-loving mixed-breed was on-hand to cheer on and crown his successor. With his fans help, last year Noodle raised over $3,000 and in total the 2011 Cotillion raised $14,000 for PALS. Cotillion Co-Emcees Mara Davis and Tyler Calkins, toward the end of the afternoon event, announced the 2012 SpokesPet Arrow. Piedmont Bark pups, Bobby and JR accepted on Arrow’s behalf. Arrow’s crown jewels included a one-year exclusive modeling contract with PALS, a 30-day doggie daycare package at Piedmont Bark, and two tickets for his human to the Madonna concert in November. Additional proceeds were raised through event ticket sales, as well as both a silent and live auctions. For additional information on PALS, visit palsatlanta.org.

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Go Green


Keep Atlanta Beautiful opens second center Keep Atlanta Beautiful has opened a Community Recycling Center at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2715 Peachtree Road in Buckhead. Located in the church’s lower parking lot, the center is open the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Electronics and latex paint are accepted and additional recyclables will be added in the coming months. This is the second recycling center opened by KAB, with the one in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood at the Walden School, 320 Irwin St., already proving to be a success. It’s open the second Saturday of every month with the same hours as Buckhead.

Residents have dropped off nearly 20,000 pounds of electronics at the Fourth Ward location, spurring the need for the second recycling center. KAB’s Peggy Denby said the decision to open the location in Buckhead is based on surveys taken in recent months, which show that many residents were driving to the Fourth Ward to dispose of their recyclables. Both centers are open to the public and most items are free to drop off. There is a $10 handling fee per TV (cash only) and fees for latex paint recycling, which vary by can size. For more information, visit keepatlantabeautiful.org.

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Personal computers, monitors, LCD screen/flat screen monitors, TVs, VCRs, radios, stereo, DVD players, microwaves, power supplies, vaccuums, banking equipment, telephones, pagers, networking equipment, laptops, keyboards, mice, power cables, non-hazardous medical equipment, printers, copy machines, fax machines, cell phones, transformers, scanners, portable electronic devices, servers, HUBS, ink cartridges, toner cartridges, remotes, modems, projectors, cameras, shredders and small household appliances.

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Paint must be in the original, clearly labeled, non-leaking container, and cannot be mixed with anything including other paint. Please no oil or alkyd paints. Atlanta Paint Disposal donates paint to KAB for graffiti paint-overs by numerous city departments. Paint recycling by Atlanta Paint Disposal. Now accepting debit and credit cards.

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Georgia needs your garbage! By Mary Harrington Have you ever taken a real good look at the things you throw away every day? If you did, you’d discover that people in metro Atlanta are throwing away over a million tons a year of very easy to recycle items. Things like cardboard, newspaper, aluminum, steel, glass, and plastics make up a huge percentage of the region’s garbage. Oddly enough, Georgia has some of the best markets in the country for most of these recyclables – and industries are searching far and wide for the things we throw away every day. For example, carpet mills in North Georgia use PET bottles (like soda and water bottles) in their carpet production process. These mills also use HDPE (milk jugs) as a feedstock and yet residents in Atlanta throw away over 70,000 tons of the PET and HDPE bottles the mills in Dalton pay to get from other states. These easily recycled plastic bottles KeepitINtown.com

are valuable resources in Georgia’s manufacturing sector. Georgia paper mills consume used newspapers, old cardboard, office paper, mixed paper, and paperboard to make new paper products, but Atlantans annually throw away over 900,000 tons of this valuable manufacturing resource. All of these paper products can be recycled at the curb in our City of Atlanta neighborhoods, and large amounts of cardboard can be taken to area drop sites (see earth911.org to find more locations around Atlanta and more information about recycling). There’s an aluminum recycling plant in Greensboro, Ga. that has to buy used aluminum beverage cans from all over the Southeast and Puerto Rico. The owners of this facility would much rather pay lower freight costs by getting the 20,000 tons of aluminum cans metro residents throw away. State steel recycling operations would also prefer to get the 40,000 tons of steel cans thrown away. The City of Atlanta has a comprehensive curbside recycling program for single and family residences and some multi-family buildings. These customers pay for recycling service whether they use the service or not. The recycling program is called “single stream,” which means all the things accepted in the program go into one container – no sorting necessary (the sorting is done later at area processors). Businesses in Georgia need the recyclables we throw away, and someday recyclers may be rewarded with lower garbage fees.

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Have eWe Heard?

Trees Atlanta brings sheep to Chastain Park The sheep are coming, and kudzu is on the menu. Local nonprofit Trees Atlanta, in partnership with Chastain Park Conservancy, will be hosting the event Breakfast with the Sheep on Friday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. to kick off a summer of invasive-plant-eating around Atlanta. Trees Atlanta has hired a herd of more than 100 hungry sheep to tackle acres of kudzu that grow in Atlanta’s greenspaces, and the herd’s first stop is Chastain Park. The Atlanta community is invited to have breakfast with a handful of the sheep (other refreshments

besides kudzu will be provided for the humans, generously provided by The Ritz Carlton Buckhead), feed the sheep, participate in arts and crafts, and learn why invasive plant removal is vital to a healthy urban forest. The presenting sponsor of Breakfast with the Sheep is Wells Fargo. Parking is available along the roadway leading to the Conservancy offices at 4001 Powers Ferry Road.

Plans for a Members’ Woodland Trees Atlanta has announced plans for a Members’ Woodland in the new section of Piedmont Park. The grove of 250 native specimen trees will honor all those forward-thinking people who have donated to Trees Atlanta to improve our city’s tree canopy. The organization is seeking donations of $50 or more and hopes to have 250 new and renewing members for 250 new trees. To learn more or become a member, please visit treesatlanta.org.

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Girl Scouts Turn 100 Some of my fondest childhood memories are from times I spent as a Girl Scout, so when my two daughters were old enough to join, I jumped at the chance to get them involved, too. Through my time spent as a Scout and then later as a Troup Leader for both daughters, I have experienced the organization’s awesome ability to teach important life lessons, including leadership responsibilities, female empowerment, and respect for the world around us. Protecting the environment has always been a part of the Girl Scout culture and I thank them for the opportunities as a young child to experience nature first hand, meet animals in their natural habitats, and discover how our natural systems support all life. I couldn’t have been more proud to collect badges that told the world I was a hiker, a camper, or had taken the time to learn about flowers and trees. These experiences helped further instill my environmental ethic and helped to shape who I am today. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, and to celebrate they have launched the Forever Green Take Action program, a global effort to improve the environment and protect natural resources. As an extension of their overall environmental commitment, this year-long program encourages everyone to reduce waste by eliminating single-use plastic from our daily lives, save energy by turning off lights and other electronics when they’re

not in use, and to increase green space and wildlife habitats by planting rain gardens. Everyone, not just girls, can participate, and everyone is encouraged to make his or her pledge to help on girlscouts.org/ gsforevergreen. I am so proud of the Girl Scouts’ monumental milestone and their ongoing commitment to empower girls to do big things. Did you know that all the female astronauts, 70 percent of female legislators, and 80 percent of female business owners started out as Girl Scouts? Through the Forever Green program, girls are learning that their simple actions, like using a reusable shopping bag or turning off a light when leaving a room, collectively make a huge impact in helping to preserve and protect our planet. Already the successes seen through their efforts are teaching that their daily actions are important and that with hard work, anything is possible. So, the next time you eat a Thin Mint, think: through your support you are helping to empower the next generation of female leaders, one of which might just be the President of the United States one day.

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In a three-part series, Atlanta INtown has profiled the people behind the Atlanta BeltLine, the 22-mile loop of walking trails, parks and eventual light rail that encircles the city core. Dropping into the Old Fourth Ward

Skate Park with the original visionary behind the BeltLine, Ryan Gravel, I ask him if he could envision this when he was sitting in class at Georgia Tech a decade ago. “No. This is pretty incredible,” Ryan Gravel answers. “The Fourth Ward Park was part of the Fourth Ward Master Plan, the BeltLine just gave it a little push. Cities have to compete. The majority of younger people want to live in urban areas,

and the cities that want those people have to create areas they would want to live in. The BeltLine changes not only the way the city is but also the way people think about the city, what people imagine they might do on the weekend, why they would come to a city for a convention or to go to school.” Born in Louisiana and raised in Chamblee, Gravel found the sprawling Atlanta suburbs to be a less than

perfect universe. He attended Georgia Tech for college, earning a bachelor’s degree in architecture and two master’s degrees. While there, he dreamt of a redeveloping the preexisting yet long-abandoned historic rail corridor. Using well laid out urban areas such as Savannah and Paris as his models, Gravel envisioned a connected and ultimately more walk-able city. The preliminary plans for a belt line project in Atlanta were released as his master’s thesis. As an employee of Surber Barber Choate & Hertlein Architects after college, Gravel was encouraged by coworkers to keep the dream alive by distributing his idea to people of influence in Atlanta. “If we just keep talking about it long enough,” the thinking went, “maybe it will happen.” Cathy Woolard, the then Councilwoman of District 6 and chair of the city transportation committee, latched onto the concept and was its first public official as champion. Gravel is currently employed at architectural firm Perkins + Will, which contracted to be responsible for the design and development of the BeltLine. His professional path to actually working on the building of the BeltLine has been circuitous and multi-experiential. “I joined Perkins + Will in 2008, before we had the BeltLine contract. The TAD (Tax Allocation District) passed for the whole BeltLine in 2005, creating a source for some funding over 25 years. I also spent about a year doing urban planning independently under my company Gravel, Inc. I was with the City of Atlanta’s Bureau of Planning for about a half of a year. I was a volunteer for years with Friends of the BeltLine after founding that; later I was able to make it as a full-time job. Then later I worked for the BeltLine Partnership and now more recently on the Board of BeltLine Partnership. It’s amazing to be working on this project.” The Transportation Initiative (also called T-SPLOST) is up for vote in the 10-county Greater Atlanta Metro region on July 1, where the approval of a one-cent sales tax could yield significant traffic reduction via a myriad of diverse transportation projects. The BeltLine transit projects would have an advanced implementation timeline if the initiative passes. Gravel seems confident of the BeltLine’s future regardless. Several newer projects throughout the United States have recently looked to the Atlanta BeltLine as a guiding influence for part of an urban model. I ask Gravel if he had a specific project that influenced his vision. “Not really,” he replies, “a few of the things I saw in Paris. It just came together as an idea and then that idea kept evolving...and it keeps evolving today.” beltline.org


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Roll Cameras! The movie industry is big business for Atlanta and Georgia By Sandy Tyler Melissa McCarthy was just at a Braves game, Paula Patton was seen sipping drinks at the Midtown W Hotel and Amy Adams was taking pictures with fans in the Fado Buckhead bathroom. Not to mention the sightings of Jason Bateman, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Alba and Clint Eastwood all over town. If it seems like Hollywood’s stars have left the West Coast and relocated to Atlanta, you’d be right. The entertainment industry is big business in Georgia thanks to the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act recently amended by Gov. Nathan Deal. The most recent version of the bill, passed in 2008, offers a 20 percent income tax credit to qualified film, TV and commercial productions shooting in Georgia with an additional 10 percent tax credit given to productions that embed a Georgia promotional logo in the tiles or credits or as product placement within the content of the production. There was also the added incentive of an 8 percent sales tax credit for qualifying production purchases in Georgia, which will return to the state’s coffers on Jan. 1, 2013. The result of such an attractive incentive package has been a staggering 1,000 percent increase in the film and entertainment business in Georgia since 2007. From July 2010 through June 2011, 336 productions were shot in Georgia with spending of more than $689 million and an economic impact of more than $2 billion dollars in the state. Thirteen TV series were in production in the spring of 2012, according to Stefanie Paupeck, Communications Specialist with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, with countless other movies, commercials, music videos and TV pilots currently being shot in and around the Atlanta area. And although the tax incentive is the main driver for

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the amount of work being done in Georgia, attracting this level of business takes a commitment from the whole state. In order to educate and prepare the state’s counties to service the needs the of entertainment industry, the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment office introduced the Camera Ready program which provides fast and easy access to county production resources and location information. Significant economic impact can be felt on the local level including the hiring of local residents, hotel stays and purchases of local goods and services. There are countless stories throughout the state of small businesses growing or in some cases being saved because of the impact of a large production coming to town. “In the 1990s, people came to Georgia to shoot Southern stories, and that was it. Now the entertainment industry is shooting and spending money all over the state of Georgia,” says Linda Burns, an Atlanta based producer and production manager. And although the increase in business has meant greater availability of equipment and sound stages, crew is one of the areas where the industry is trying to keep up. Seeing the need for well-trained production assistants (PAs), those beginning their careers in the production industry, Burns teaches PA Academy classes through the Atlanta Film Festival whenever her schedule permits. In 2011, she even taught an advanced course for production assistants, underwritten as part of a federal grant for job training in film and entertainment in Georgia, to prepare PAs for work on films and episodic TV sets. Atlanta is now a legitimate film production center, right up there with New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, and local industry veterans are working to fill the needs

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Campus MovieFest Festival has its roots in Virginia Highland

By Tom Karsch You wouldn’t know just by looking at it, but a run-down two-bedroom apartment with peeling white paint in the middle of the Virginia Highland was the birthplace of the world’s largest student film festival. Four friends – David Roemer, Dan Costa, Vijay Makar, and Ajay Pillarisetti – were students at Emory University in 2001 when they decided to see what would happen if they gave their fellow classmates some Apple laptops, camcorders and one week to make their own five-minute films. That first year, they surprised everyone, including themselves, when they packed Glenn Memorial Auditorium full of 1,500 filmmakers and fans to watch the very first Campus MovieFest finale. The four students founded Ideas United, a company now with 25 full-time staff and 100 more around the globe, running Campus MovieFest, music events, and a production company that leverages the best of the next generation of content creators. Today, Campus MovieFest boasts over 500,000 student participants at over 100 schools. The CMF filmmakers continue to receive all the gear they need to make short movies for free, with campus events throughout the school year. The top movies from each school then compete for a chance to screen at CMF Hollywood, an international event featuring awards, receptions, and workshops with industry professionals held at the major studios in Los Angeles. CMF movies are also shown at screenings at the Cannes International Film Festival, in-flight on Virgin America, on television, and various outlets online including campusmoviefest.com. CMF’s talented young filmmakers also get invited to an exclusive network as part of Ideas United Productions, started as a way to get professional and paid experience for top CMF filmmakers, and provide high-quality, authentic, yet lower cost, content for companies ranging from AT&T, Panasonic, and Revlon to smaller businesses looking to leverage local talent. Though they’ve moved on from that old house in Virginia Highland to larger more secure offices in Decatur, it’s still a growing company with a simple mission; to give students everywhere the opportunity to share their stories with the world. There are hundreds of films on the Campus MovieFest website; for starters I would recommend two films from their alma mater that have won major awards at the last two grand finales. The first is student Ian Chi’s Tick Tock, which was chosen among thousands of entries as Best Picture for 2011, and The Gerstein Report, produced by Emory students, Matthew Fennell and Matthew Ryckman and  winner of Best Drama at the 2010 International Grand Finale. Tom Karsch is the former EVP/GM of Turner Classic Movies and is the founder of Camp Flix, a new summer filmmaking camp for kids. KeepitINtown.com

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Facebook: I-P-Oh! Facebook’s initial public offering on May 19 might not interest you, but it’s causing quite a stir in the social media, business and technology worlds. Shortly after purchasing Instagram for $1 billion, the behemonth social media site is offering investors a chance to join their team. It’s a gamble, as all stock purchases are. Everyone’s speculating if Facebook will stumble after the IPO, á la Groupon, or rise to crazy new highs like Apple who’s been hovering in the $500-600 range lately. Not a bad return on investment if you bought it at $8/share back in the late 90s. So what impact could Facebook’s IPO have on you? In addition to the fact that the IPO is going to be a landmark milestone that underlines the strength of web-based technologies, that it’s likely to be the second largest US IPO in history (VISA Inc.’s 2008 IPO is largest, according to Dealogic), that there will be lots of buzz speculation around it, there are also user-based changes that might occur, such as: Apps – get ready for more. Facebook needs to acquire, build and gain momentum

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of a thriving industry. After 14 years as a talent agent in Atlanta, Jennifer Kelley founded Big Picture Casting along with her partner Rita Harrell in 2011. “We’re doing a little bit of everything – features, commercials, industrials, you name it,” says Kelley. Big Picture Casting is also responding to the industry’s desire for the best talent, teaching valuable workshops that include showing local talent how to perform well in

auditions and even how to drink properly on camera, a skill that’s actually much harder than it might seem. “The quality of talent is rising and the actors here are getting bigger opportunities and training in order to be better. We love the work that’s coming in (to Atlanta), and all we can do is try to prepare everybody, so that our clients are pleasantly surprised instead of disappointed. Most of the leads are still coming out of the major markets, though.

It’s a process,” says Kelley. Production businesses investing in Georgia serve not only the growing film and entertainment industry but also help out established local production companies as well. Panavision Cameras, which closed their Georgia facility in 1998 due to a lack of business, has returned, and EUE/Screen Gems has constructed five sound stages with over 150,000 square feet of production space in Southwest Atlanta on the former Lakewood Fairgrounds site. EUE/Screen Gems employs 250 people on their lot with plans to add more employees as needed. “Production equipment is more readily available now, and the latest and greatest that used to only be available in LA and New York is now here,” says Linda Burns. Sheryl Myers, a long-time Atlanta production veteran and currently the Executive Producer at Stateline Films says, “Competition is a good thing for me as a producer because if I’ve got vendors competing, I’m going to get better rates on things I need.” But most importantly, all of the entertainment industry’s growth gives Georgia’s film community something it has lacked in the past, real legitimacy. “As a production company based in Atlanta, we now have more credibility. We’re now located in a production center; we’re not just an outpost.” Says Myers, “The whole level of the game was raised when this (the

Long-time Atlanta production veteran, Sheryl Myers. tax incentive) happened.” There’s also a strong sense of hometown pride, as Atlantans have seen movies like The Blindside and TV shows like The Walking Dead, both shot in town, find success. Rather than the jaded population of other production hot spots, Georgians are still excited to see a film crew. But, it’s not just a great tax incentive and world-class production support that’s turned Atlanta into a production powerhouse; Atlanta’s film industry has something that’s only on offer in the South. As Sheryl Myers puts it, “There’s a nice, hospitable way that people work in the industry here in Atlanta. It’s a Southern thing maybe, but it’s just the way we set things up, and the industry responds to that when they get down here.” Sandy Tyler is a free-lance media producer living Intown.

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Work on Buckhead Atlanta – the six-block, 8-acre, luxury mixed-use development formerly know as Streets of Buckhead – resumed last month after sitting dormant for nearly three years. San Diego-based developer OliverMcMillan said a flurry of activity is happening on the site, including new cranes and Georgia Power burying above-ground power lines along Buckhead Avenue. OliverMcMillan will also begin renovating the former HiFi Buys building and transform it into a construction office for general contractor Balfour Beatty’s and Buckhead Atlanta’s management team. Vertical construction is expected to re-start at Buckhead Atlanta later this year. The project currently is on target to be completed in late 2013. OliverMcMillan.com

Sub-Zero Wolf has unveiled its new, $4 million flagship showroom outfitted with the latest products and a live demonstration kitchen staffed by an in-house chef at the Terminus Building, 3280 Peachtree Road, in Buckhead. Online jewelry store Judith Bright is opening a physical shop in Atlanta at the corner of Virginia and North Highland Avenues this summer. For more information visit JudithBright.com. New York-based C. Wonder will open in August at Lenox Square in Buckhead. C. Wonder is a retail concept and lifestyle brand created by Chris Burch, offering women fashion, accessories, home décor, electronics, and tons more at insanely reasonable prices - the average price of a C. Wonder product is around $40. cwonder.com Sight+Sound Gallery has opened at Studioplex in the Old Fourth Ward with a unique twist: it’s an art gallery that features regional artists, but is also a high-end audio equipment retailer. The first exhibition is by regional photographer Terrell Clark and his current collection, 3 Feet Above Sea Level: A Pinhole Exploration of the French Quarter. In addition, the gallery displays unique, organic furniture crafted by Atlanta local, Robert Brou. Many European brands of audio equipment are in stock including T+A Audio (Germany) and Elipson (France) with more brands on the way. sightandsoundgallery.com


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Calypso St. Barth, luxury retailer and designer of women’s fashion, accessories and home goods, is now open at White Provision on the Westside. Since launching its first store in 1992, the storn now has 34 locations including New York, Los Angeles, Houston and Miami. calypsostbarth.com

ALDI supermarket has opened a new location at 6336 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. The opening marks the expansion of ALDI in metro Atlanta to more than 30 locations. aldi.us Phipps Plaza has announced that a slate of new retailers will be taking up residence at the Buckhead mall in the coming months, inlcuding women’s clothing designer Rebecca Taylor, couture from famed designer Michael Kors, fine jewelry from Hublot and Omega Jewelers and UK fashion retailer Monsoon Children. Atlanta-based StoryMark Life is a new audio-enabled photo sharing iPhone App that allows users to permanently attach voice or sound to pictures and then share within seconds. storymarklife.com.

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By Collin Kelley Editor If you’re a movie lover, then grab some popcorn – and maybe some sunscreen – as a bevy of summer film festivals flicker to life across Intown. From timeless classics to recent blockbusters, these festivals are being held indoors and out and will appeal to a variety of ages – young kids to adults.   

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Movies in Central Park Atlantic Station is hosting an outdoor movie festival all summer long in Central Park. Movies are screened every Thursday on a huge screen now through Aug. 23. Admission is free and movies begin at dusk. The line-up includes: The Muppets (June 7), The Help (June 14), The Lincoln Lawyer (June 21), Spiderman (June 28), Captain America (July 5), Grease (July 12), Forest Gump (July 19), Clueless (July 26), The Notebook (Aug. 2), Ferris Buller’s Day Off (Aug. 9), The Blind Side (Aug. 16) and Hugo (Aug. 23). Bring a lawn chair or blanket, pack a picnic or grab food from one of the many restaurants in Atlantic Station for the full movie under the stars experience. For more information, visit atlanticstation.com.

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Flicks on 5th The 7th annual Flicks on 5th Summer Film Series kicks off June 6 for four weeks of free movies on the 5th Street Bridge in the heart of Georgia Tech’s Technology Square. This year’s line up includes Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (June 6), The Vow (June 13), Footloose (June 20) and Happy Feet 2 (June 27). The pre-movie entertainment starts at 7 p.m. and free popcorn is available while supplies last. Enjoy great eats and movie specials from Tech Square’s local restaurants, which include Tin Drum Asia Cafe, 5th Street Ribs N Blues, Waffle House, Barrelhouse Tavern, and Ray’s Cedars Mediterranean and more. All movies are rain or shine and movie lineup is subject to change. Patrons are welcome to bring blankets and folding chairs. For more information on this year’s Flicks on 5th, visit flickson5th.net.

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2012 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival Seeing a movie at the elegant Fox Theatre is a completely different experience than going to today’s multiplex cinemas. The Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival will celebrate films of the past and present all season long beginning this month with three blockbusters: a 70th anniversary screening of Casablanca (June 14), the 40th anniversary of The Godfather (June 15) and a very special event, Sing-aLong Sound of Music (June 24). Other movies coming up this summer include a 25th anniversary screening of The Princess Bride (July 15) and a 40th anniversary screening of Deliverance (July 20). These classics will be interspersed with current films that will be announced soon and special Saturday morning cartoon screenings for kids. Of course, before each movie there will be a sing-a-long lead by Larry Douglas Embury on the Mighty Mo organ and classic cartoons. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under and seniors 65 and up. Saturday morning cartoon tickets are $5 for all ages. Tickets for Sing-A-Long Sound of Music are reserved $15 in advance or $20 the day of the show. For tickets and info go to foxatltix.com.

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Archival Gotham: NYC on Film The Big Apple takes the big screen as the High presents Archival Gotham: NYC on Film on Saturdays during June and August. Film enthusiasts will enjoy popular favorites and historic films featuring the capital of the world. Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd and Harvey Keitel appear in Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (Aug. 11) and Marlon Brando commands the screen in On The Waterfront (Aug. 18), winner of eight Academy Awards. The series also includes Rodney Dangerfield in The Projectionist and a collection of six “Gotham Shorts,” which open the festival on June 9, featuring Orson Welles directing and starring in The Hearts of Age. Films will be shown in Sifly Plaza or the Rich Theatre. For the full schedule and tickets (which are free up to $7), visit High.org or call the box office (404) 733- 5000.

Chastain Park Summer Movie Series The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces (which puts on the Festival on Ponce and Chastain Park Arts Festival, among others) is planning an outdoor movie series, which will take place every Thursday evening in July. Films include The Artist (July 5), The Muppets (July 12), Letters from Juliet (July 19) and the classic Audrey Hepburn film Breakfast at Tiffany’s (July 26) The movies will be screened in the hilltop meadow just off Park Drive. Local food trucks will be on hand, along with assorted beverages, beer and wine. Blankets are fine, but lawn chairs are not permitted. For more info, check out the Facebook page or visit affps.com. KeepitINtown.com

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drawings of children that fade, shift and overlap after a series of re-translations and manipulations. Closes June 9. Admission is free. marciawoodgallery.com The Paper Dolls: Emerging women artists show love, life, and what it means to be a girl in the South through colorful designs at this exhibit at The Defoor Centre. June 10 through June 30. Admission is free. defoorcentre.com Savior of Mothers: The Forgotten Ballet of Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis: Travel to an imaginary 19th century ballet created by artist Joanna Ebenstein at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum. This exhibit tells the true story of brilliant Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865) and his scientific breakthroughs through costume designs, posters, programs and expressionistic representations of virulent bacteria. Opens June 11. Free! cdc.gov/museum

Visual Arts & Museums William Christenberry: Working from Memory: William Christenberry revisits Alablama’s rural Hale County and its surrounding cities to photograph and

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Skate It or Hang It!? The Evolution of Skateboard Art: Experience the visual aspects of contemporary skateboarding at the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) with original installations by local artists influenced by skateboard art, interactive demonstrations, and a retrospective of skateboard art from the 1970s through today. Opens June 16. $5 to $10. museumofdesign.org Girl Party: Whitespace Gallery explores feminism and its traditional historic viewpoints with works by Kelly Cloninger that reject past images of feminine denial and celebrate all things girl with a vast explosion of hot pink and glitter. Closes June 16. Admission is free. whitespace814.com Studio Visit: Portraits by Mark Mahaney: SCAD Atlanta highlights the acclaimed work of alumnus Mark Mahaney and his distinctive ability to capture intimate and rich portraits of today’s influential artists and designers. Closes June 29. Admission is free. scad.edu/atlanta

Performing Arts Illyria: A Twelfth Night Musical: Shakespeare’s most musical play gets the royal treatment in this eclectic Georgia Shakespeare adaptation of his comedy of errors that makes for a raucous, rocking good time. Opens June 6. $13 to $45. gashakespeare.org Mother/Mutha: Uncover the complexities of American history through the lens of dance, and experience the raw emotions of courageous African women who were forced to breed slaves in this T. Lang Dance performance at The Goat Farm. June 7 through June 9. $15 to $20. tlangdance.com John Adams: A Flowering Tree: Purely ecstatic and brimming with the lyricism of “The Magic Flute,” this opera features timeless music by John Adams, one of America’s most renowned composers. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and

guest soloists perform this theatre-concert premiere of the work. June 7 and June 9. $21 to $79. atlantasymphony.org The Instant Movie: Black Box Productions explodes onto the Relapse Theatre stage with this completely improvised, audience-inspired action movie that will get your adrenaline pumping from gun fights, explosions, car chases and punny retorts. June 9. $5 to $10. black-box-productions.com High School Opera Institute Concert: Hear the next generation of opera singers perform selections by Mozart, Purcell, Verdi, Gilbert and Sullivan, and others at this concert featuring students of The Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute at Morningside Presbyterian Church. June 10. Free! atlantaopera.org ZZ Top: American blues rock band ZZ Top returns to the stage with its original members for an unforgettable summer tour with 3 Doors Down, Gretchen Wilson and The Ben Miller Band at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. June 10. $25 to $89. vzwamp.com

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Midtown – 2BR/2BA penthouse, panoramic views and spectacular finishes. $725,000. Allen Snow 404.931.1176

Buckhead – Fabulous 1BR/1BA condo in the heart of Buckhead with city view from balcony. FHA approved. $120,000. Laurie Marsh 404-925-8053

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choose the urban lifestyle and live where you work and play Visit our Midtown office for a professional real estate consultation. Contact us today at 404.705.1570. Coldwell Banker NRT Development Advisors 900 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 103 | Atlanta, GA 30309 | 404.705.1570 view our listings at ColdwellBankerAtlanta.com ©2012 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Coldwell Banker is a registered trademark licensed to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Owned And Operated By NRT LLC. 5711NRTDA_5/12


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Continued from page 32 Jersey Boys: Broadway in Atlanta brings this 2006 Tony Award- and Grammy Awardwinning musical to The Fabulous Fox Theatre, telling the story of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Four Seasons and the recordselling success they achieved before they were 30 years old. Closes June 10. $20 to $135. broadwayinatlanta.com The Little Pirate Mermaid: Hoist up the main sail, and get ready for Hans Christian Andersen’s tale with a swashbuckling musical twist complete with original music, stunning stage effects and bubbly action at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Opens June 12. $16.50. puppet.org Jazz on the Lawn: Atlanta’s finest jazz treasures fill Callanwolde Fine Arts Center’s lush grounds with a mix of classical and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, Latin and blues at these picnicfriendly, outdoor concerts. June 15 and June 29. $15 to $20. callanwolde.org

Kathy Griffin: Double Emmy winner and Grammy-nominated Chicago native Kathy Griffin brings her rapid-fire wit and Hollywood gossip to audiences at The Fabulous Fox Theatre for an evening of laughter and celebrity blunders. June 16. $49 to $59. foxtheatre.org

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Xanadu: This surprise Broadway hit roller skates its way into Actor’s Express in a frothy explosion of camp, comedy and disco. Never has a movie begged more for parody, and this musical adaptation delivers with delicious wit, pure fun and classic disco songs. Closes June 16. $15 to $40. actors-express.com Summer Community Concert: Celtic harpist Nella Rigell joins the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra to perform Zaerr’s “Celtic Concerto,” a suite of seven Irish tunes arranged for solo Celtic harp and orchestra, in this concert at First Baptist Church of Decatur. June 19. Free! dekalbsymphony.com Kristin Chenoweth: Emmy and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth performs songs from her latest album, “Some Lessons Learned,” as well as her most memorable songs from Broadway’s “Wicked” and TV’s “Glee” at this rare concert appearance at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. June 22. $35 to $123. cobbenergycentre.org Musicals Suck, The Musical: The man of Sydney’s dreams loves musicals, but she can’t stand the stuff. When she mouths off to a gypsy about this distaste, she is cursed, and her actual life becomes a musical in true Dad’s Garage Theatre Company style. Closes June 23. $7 to $20. dadsgarage.com Michael Jackson: THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil: A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy, this new Cirque du Soleil production at Philips Arena immerses audiences in Michael Jackson’s creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down. Opens June 29. $50 to $175. cirquedusoleil.com Family Improv: The Basement Theatre serves up hilarious, fast-paced improv comedy full of audience interaction and participation every

ASO Orchestra Friday. This is an all-ages, family-friendly show, so bring the kids, Grandma and even your Great Aunt Rosemary. Closes June 29. $5 to $10. thebasementtheare.com As You Like It: Take a trip with Atlanta Shakespeare Company into Shakespeare’s enchanted woods where Rosalind disguises herself as a man, and Orlando litters the woods with love notes praising her beauty and virtue.

Closes July 1. $12 to $36. shakespearetavern.com America’s Got Murder: Nothing can stop superstar producer Simon Scowl from making “The XYZ Factor” the ultimate talent show – except, of course, murder – in this Agatha’s - A Taste of Mystery production. Closes July 25. $62 to $64.50. agathas.com

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• #1 Selling Office by Dollar Volume Sold in Atlanta, First Quarter 2012 • #1 Market Share Growth in Atlanta, Units Sold, 2011 (+22%) • #1 Top Producing Agents in Metro Atlanta ($4.4 million per agent in 2011)

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2710 Fairoaks Road 21 Peachtree Circle 1750 Doncaster Drive 56 Inman Circle 6 BR/6 BA/2 H-BA•$2,595,000 6 BR/6 BA/2 H-BA•$1,349,000 5 BR/5BA/1 H-BA•$1,845,000 3 BR/2 BA/1 H-BA•$879,000 Erin Yabroudy, 404.975.4728 Jan Hart, 678.596.3684 Erin Yabroudy, 404.975.4728 Wendy Leebern, 404.375.0076 Ashley Czeschin, 404.831.2420 Kevin McGlynn, 404.285.5674 Erin Yabroudy, 404.975.4728 Kevin McGlynn, 404.285.5674 act ntr o C er Und


31 South Prado 5 BR/3 BA•$674,900 Erin Yabroudy, 404.975.4728 Ashley Czeschin, 404.831.2420

80 Westminster Avenue 4 BR/4BA•$1,325,000 Erin Yabroudy, 404.975.4728 (Buyers Agent)

457 Princeton Way 5 BR/4 BA•$525,000 Jane Cross, 404.788.7722

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84 Peachtree Hills Avenue 4 BR/3 BA/1 H-BA•$535,000 Wendy Leebern, 404.375.0076 Erin Yabroudy, 404.975.4728


787 Yorkshire Road 4 BR/3 BA•$499,000 Erin Yabroudy, 404.975.4728 Kevin McGlynn, 404.285.5674

76 Palisades 5 BR/3 BA•$749,000 Erin Yabroudy, 404.975.4728

621 Ridgecrest Road 4 BR/3 BA•$575,000 Erin Yabroudy, 404.975.4728

20 Golf Circle 3 BR/2 BA/1 H-BA•$610,000 Erin Yabroudy, 404.975.4728


2455 Manor Walk 4 BR/4 BA•$359,000 Jane Cross, 404.788.7722

835 Ashland Avenue 2 BR/2 BA•$399,000 Lauren Zgutowicz, 770.380.9302 (Buyers Agent)

1125 Briarcliff Place, #14 1 BR/1 BA•$174,900 Erin Yabroudy, 404.975.4728 Ashley Czeschin, 404.831.2420

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590 Montgomery Ferry Road 1010 Midtown, Unit 1603 3 BR/2 BA/1H-BA•$325,000 2 BR/2 BA/1 H-BA•$419,000 Kevin McGlynn, 404.285.5674 Stewart Hammond, 404.451.4602


1156 Piedmont Road 1474 N Decatur Road 2 BR/1 BA•$234,900 4 BR/2 BA/1 H-BA•$599,000 Erin Yabroudy, 404.975.4728 Erin Yabroudy, 404.975.4728 Kevin McGlynn, 404.285.5674


1380 Piedmont Avenue 147 15th Street, 10D 1010 Midtown, Unit 1902 3 BR/2 BA•$499,000 3 BR/3 BA•$234,000 2 BR/2 BA•$399,000 Erin Yabroudy, 404.975.4728 Ashley Czeschin, 404.831.2420 Stewart Hammond, 404.451.4602 Erin Yabroudy, 404.975.4728 Kevin McGlynn, 404.285.5674 Kevin McGlynn, 404.285.5674


799 McLendon Drive 3 BR/2 BA•$159,900 Lauren Zgutowicz, 770.380.9302 (Buyers Agent)

1078 Leah Lane 3 BR/3 BA•$265,000 Nan Haverty, 404.328.8313

916 Myrtle Street 1 BR/1 BA•$85,000 Erin Yabroudy, 404.975.4728 Ashley Czeschin, 404.831.2420

* “Atlanta” includes Ansley Park, Midtown, Morningside, Virginia Highlands, Buckhead, Brookhaven and Sandy Springs. Source: Realvaluator. MLS Areas 21, 23 and 132. Source: Realvaluator

3284 Northside Parkway, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30327 | The above information is believed accurate but is not warranted and is subject to errors, changes, prior sales and withdrawals without notice. Dac Carver, Managing Broker. Equal Housing Opportunity. KeepitINtown.com

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summerFest The Virginia-Highland Civic Association presents the 29th annual Virginia Highland Summerfest, June 2-3, which takes place along

tree-lined Virginia Avenue in the heart of the neighborhood. Hours for this year’s festival are 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The festival is free to attend. There will be a juried artist market featuring the work of more than 200 artists including painting, clay, glass, jewelry, photography, printmaking, fiber, wood, metal and mixed media. The Summerfest 5K will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday with 1,000 runners expected to take part. Following the 5K Race, children aged 5 and under will run, waddle or crawl to the finish line of the Tot Trot held in Inman Middle School field at 9 a.m. Registration for the 5K and Tot Trot must be made in advance at active.com. One of the big highlights of the weekend is the 92.9 Dave FM Music Stage, which will feature headline performances by Rusted Root on Saturday and Marc Broussard on Sunday. There will also be an Acoustic Street Party at Virginia/Highland Island on Friday, June 1, from 8 to 11p.m. and on Saturday from 9 to 11 p.m. This year’s Kidsfest will take place in John Howell Park adjacent to Arcadia on Saturday (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Sunday (noon to 3 p.m.). A variety of artistic activities and music will be offered for children. For more information visit vahi.org/ summerfest or 929dave.fm.


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peaCHtree HiLLs FestivaL oF tHe arts The inaugural Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts will make its debut on June 9-10 featuring 150 local and regional artists, acoustic music, food, kid’s area, 5K road race and more along historic Peachtree Hills Road. Hours for the festival are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival is free to attend. “When we first explored the Peachtree Hills area with regards to its suitability for an arts festival, it was a huge surprise,” says Patrick Dennis, President of the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, which produces the popular Festival on Ponce and Chastain Park Arts Festival. “The area is treelined, home to a major design center (ADAC), beautiful homes and lots of wide open space in a densely populated area in the heart of Atlanta. I couldn’t believe this area had never been the site of an arts festival before and am so proud to pioneer this site with an arts event.” Dennis said the community was behind the festival and expected a big turnout for this first event. For full details on the event, visit peachtreehillsfestival.com or facebook. com/PeachtreeHillsFestival.

Flicks on 5th

Outdoor Summer Film Series

Wednesday Nights at TECH Square (5th St. between Spring St. & Techwood Dr.)

June 6 June 13 June 20 June 27

Piedmont Park - Midtown Atlanta 1701 Piedmont Avenue Atlanta, GA 30309 www.piedmontparkartsfestival.com

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�th Street Rush It’s an evening of suspense, thrills and adventure with

Mission Impossible : Ghost Protocol


Late Night, Date Night Come celebrate the power of love with

The Vow


Dancing on �th Street Grab your dancing shoes and join us on 5th Street for



Family Night It’s a fun night for the whole family featuring

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Entertainment starts at 7pm / Movies start at 9pm


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Peachtree Hills Recreation Center 308 Peachtree Hills Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA 30305-4505



July 7-8 Sandy Springs Artsapalooza 174 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE Sandy Springs, GA 30328

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Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery celebrates anniversary

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located at 690 Miami Circle, regularly growing her current collection of artists through monthly shows and events. Her eye is always on the look out for the new talent. She travels to various events and cities such as New York and Santa Fe with her eyes wide open, in search of new artists. Irwin will celebrate her 25th anniversary with a special show, Women In Art, which opens June 8, featuring Carol Bodiford, Charlotte Foust, Lynn Johnson, Yvonne Mendez, Anne Neilson, Linda Ellen Price, Christine Bray, Melody Trivisone, Jane Filer, Elizabeth Leary and Diane Ainsworth. For more visit, anneirwinfineart.com.

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A lover of art ever since she can recall, Anne Irwin started her career as a calligrapher, but soon morphed into the art of graphic design. Before she knew it, Irwin was designing logos and invitations for various friends and clients. Irwin’s passion for art continued to expand and she soon found herself working as an art agent. She started with one artist and placed her in galleries around the south. With the success of her client, Irwin’s phone continued to ring and soon she represented several artists. Moving from show to show and gallery to gallery, Irwin established roots in 1985 when she opened Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery. Irwin continues to thrive at her gallery,

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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ariel Dorfman’s Speak Truth To Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark will be performed at he Rialto Center for the Arts, Tuesday, June 26, with an all-star cast. The production is part of the groundbreaking festivities for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Downtown. The play is based on interviews with more than 50 human rights activists from around the world. It premiered at Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C. in September 2000, and broadcast as part of PBS’s The Kennedy Center Presents. The play has since been produced across the United States and around the world. The Atlanta cast will include Alexis Bledel, Jamie Cepero, Charles “Roc”

Dutton,” Dawnn Lewis, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Lynn Whitfield and Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden (below). This one-night only event begins at 7 p.m. and tickets are $50 at tickets. rialtocenter.org.


The Thinking Artist Patrick Dennis

Real vs. Reality I am an artist and I’ve been thinking… I admit it. I watch American Idol because of Jennifer Lopez, who is presumably the picture used in the dictionary under beautiful, and to gawk at Steven Tyler because I can’t decide which parts are real and how he could have such a beautiful daughter who seems so normal. The rest of the show is ‘nyeh’ to me with a lot of recycled routines that border on a revival of Up With People stage shows from the 1990’s. And now Howard Stern takes the seat on America’s Got Talent as a judge. And don’t get me started on Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, which is like a freak accident seen in very, very slow motion. There is a clear pattern developing and it’s not pretty. Weird people on TV make you watch. That’s why the Bravo channel exists. My point is that if I watch these shows, I find myself caring less for the struggling artists who are trying to find success and more about the circus. Of course, if any artist friend of mine said that they thought going on television was a good career move I’d slip them some sleepytime tea and ask them to reevaluate their ambitions in the morning, but to each their own. Network execs must be loving the de-evolution of talent on TV, but it makes me apprehensive for America’s interest in the arts. Here in Atlanta we have a few solid art institutions and some others that have not yet capitalized on the circus factor to get attention. Rather than try (hopelessly) to get excited about The Art of Golf, a featured exhibition at the High Museum which is really only fun after drinking, or the Stories in Form: Chair Design at the Museum of Design, which just makes me want to sit down, I thought I’d suggest that artists and art enthusiasts get up and go off the beaten path a bit to discover venues and opportunities that are lively and definitely more real than the “Housewives” will ever be. I’ll try to be careful because I would not want Nene Leakes to come after me since she’s about three feet taller than I am. If you couldn’t get tickets to see Vince Gill or k.d. lang’s concerts at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, don’t worry. You can still find your groove at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center listening to Joe Gransden on June 29 as part of the Jazz on the Lawn series. However you’ve got to investigate this historic venue and the art exhibits and classes there. It’s an old institution but has remained true to its roots and produces fine work. Personally, I like to drop in on the Chastain Park Arts Center because of it’s low key atmosphere, classes and small exhibits that make me comfortable. Since we’re still talking outdoors, I’m planning to brave the heat and slog through Summerfest in Virginia Highland to see some of my favorite artists exhibiting outdoors on June 2-3, then the shady Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts on June 9-10. The Peachtree Hills show is smaller than Summerfest and close to ADAC, which is Atlanta’s only design center and important to know about. Finally, since my goal is to get June 2-3 you off the beaten path, I’d suggest Virginia Highland Summerfest following the trail to The Goat Farm John Howell Park, Atlanta for their “pop up” event on June Free to attend. Website: vahi.org/summerfest 30. This rustic art colony has gotten plenty of press recently for good June 9-10 reason. I always stumble (literally) Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts across some interesting finds there, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday plus I do like goats. They make me 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday think of those talent shows I watch 308 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE, Atlanta with guilty pleasure on television Free to attend. but beyond that I cannot comment Website: peachtreehillsfestival.com on the connection.

Upcoming Atlanta Art Events

June 30, 2012 The Revival of Vintage 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. The Goat Farm Web: therevivalofvintage.com KeepitINtown.com

Patrick Dennis is an artist, gallery owner and President of the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. Emai him at Patrick@affps.com.

Cremin reCeives neXus aWard The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (ACAC) has announced that Lisa Cremin is the recipient of the third annual Nexus Award. Cremin is the Founding Director of the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. “Lisa was the overwhelming choice to receive this year’s Nexus Award,” said Stuart Horodner, artistic director of ACAC. “Her name was put forth by members of the community during our public call for nominations, and her contributions to the arts and culture ecology of our city are without question. Of her recognition, Cremin stated, “It is on behalf of my colleagues, who with me celebrate and focus on the vision of a vital and thriving community rich with arts and culture, that I accept The Nexus Award. I am humbled by the privilege to do the work of the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, and fortunate to work with arts leaders and artists in the Atlanta region who can’t imagine life without the profound joy of art in everyone’s lives.” For more information about ACAC visit thecontemporary.org.

CooL JaZZ, Hot niGHts Callanwolde summer series returns Callanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn concert series returns with a line-up of local bands sure to keep you swinging all summer long. Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy these special concerts under the stars a mix of classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, Latin and blues. Tickets are $15 advance purchase online at ticketleap.com or $20 at the door. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to Callanwolde’s indoor Courtyard. The line-up includes:

Friday, June 15

Serenata Band – Latin Jazz, Samba & Salsa The series opens with Serenata, Atlanta’s highly acclaimed Latin band, creating an unforgettable, international sound experience. Luis Cordero leads a 7-piece band that plays an energized evening of Latin jazz, samba, salsa and other creative styles with sax, flute, congas, bongos and timbales.

Friday, June 29

Joe Gransden and Maria Howell – Classic Jazz Two great jazz talents combine to create a perfect blend of jazz instrumentals and vocals. Joe has performed worldwide with eight cds under his name. Renowned for the hard bop approach of his trumpet, Gransden’s singing voice has been compared to Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra. Maria Howell, a favorite jazz vocalist in Atlanta, has performed internationally and is best known for her skilled solo performance in the movie The Color Purple.

Friday, July 13

Bernard Linnette Interactive – Energetic Avant-Garde Jazz Jazz drummer Bernard Linnette receives welldeserved accolades that testify to the perfection he strives for. The Interactive Sextet melds articulate horn arrangements with Linnette’s energetic, yet defined drum style for a blend of straight-ahead, Latin and avant-garde jazz styles.

Friday, July 27

Faith – Eclectic Blend Faith Carmichael, songwriter, storyteller and jazz vocalist leads a five-piece band known simply as “Faith”. They have crafted a lush, unique sound that defies genre, calling it “soul-jazz-folk”, an eclectic blend that highlights Carmichael’s powerful vocals alongside this group of highly respected jazz musicians.

Friday, Aug. 10

Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo – Southern Soul Jazz Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo has been performing quality jazz, blues and southern soul at events across the south and internationally for over a decade. As bassist and featured vocalist, Scott performs with some of Atlanta’s top veterans and young bloods in a lineup of sax, trumpet, piano, drums and guitar. Their repertoire ranges from the Great American Songbook to fresh takes on the music of the Allman Bros, Percy Mayfield and Otis Redding. For more information call (404) 872-5338 or visit callanwolde.org.

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Panhati: A Festival of Bliss will be held June 1-3 at the Atlanta Hare Krishna Temple, 1287 S. Ponce de Leon Ave. There will be a parade on Saturday at 2 p.m., Indian handicrafts, vegetarian food, free yoga classes, a magician, live music and more. For more about the festival visit atlantaharekrishnas.com.

June 2

The Atlanta Pride Committee will host a series of events from June 5 - 30 to mark Stonewall Month, which is considered the beginning of the modern gay rights movement in America. Highlights include a book discussion about civil rights pioneer Bayard Rustin on June 5 at Charis Books & More; a screening of the film Legalize Gay on June 11 at Midtown Art Cinema; an information session on LGBT Health Insurance on June 20; Doc Chey’s in Grant Park will host a Dine Out for Pride on June 22; a Pride Seder on June 22 presented by Congregation Bat Haverim; the eighth annual Evenign for Equality at Twelve Hotel in Atlantic Station on June 22; the Pride Run on June 23 at Piedmont Park and much more. atlantapride.org

The 4th annual CAN Dance For Cancer will raise money for the Nancy Falco Fund, which provides assistance to families battling cancer. The event is Saturday, June 2, 5 to 10 p.m. at the Defoor Centre and features dance instruction, professional performances by top Atlanta dancers, a dance party with a local DJ, live music, dinner and more. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 at the door. candanceforcancer.com

Fernbank Museum’s Artemis Guild of Young Professionals will host the annual summer fundraising party Lost Oasis at the museum on Saturday, June 9, at 8 p.m. In celebration of Fernbank’s 20th anniversary, the event will feature a Roaring ‘20s theme complete with live music, dancing flappers, specialty cocktails, incredible food and more. The event will also honor Cara Isdell Lee and Zak Lee, who have been passionate about Fernbank’s educational mission and vision to positively shape the lives of young people for many years. Individual tickets are $100 per person and patron levels begin at $300 per couple. Tickets can be purchased online at fernbankmuseum.org or by calling (404) 929-6404.

June 9

Friends Junior Committee (FJC), a community volunteer organization comprised of young professionals in the Atlanta area, presents Cheers for Children benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta on Saturday, June 9, 7 p.m. to midnight. The cocktail benefit will feature live music from Billy F and the Grand Reckless at

The W Hotel in Buckhead. With the purchase of a $45 Cheers for Children ticket, guests will enjoy an open bar, a catered dinner, live music and a silent auction. All proceeds benefit the patients and families of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. A discounted room rate at The W is also available to all Cheers for Children guests. Online tickets are available until 3 p.m. on the day of the event at cheers4children.com, then available only at the door.

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Blowing Rock, NC

Step back in time in Blowing Rock by climbing aboard the Tweetsie Railroad. The three mile trip aboard one of the historic steam-powered trains takes visitors to the Wild West theme park, which features shows, rides and more. Kids can play cowboys and Indians or become an engineer. There’s also a game ranch with animals, an arcade, Main Street with shops and restaurants and much more. From June 1- 10, Thomas the Tank Engine will be on hand for a special “Day Out With Thomas” mystery. For details and tickets, visit tweetsie.com

Augusta, GA

While Atlanta Pride is now held in the Fall, Augusta Pride is keeping up the summer tradition and holding its weekend event on June 21-24 with a parade through downtown on Saturday, June 23. Musical entertainment will include Tom Goss, Dee

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Hemingway, She N She and Josh Zuckerman. There will also be food, vendors and much more at the main site of the festival on Augusta Common, 836 Reynolds St. For more visit, augustapride.com.

Savannah, GA

Want to give your dad something extra special for Father’s Day? Then head to Savannah on June 17 for a Father’s Day Riverboat Dinner. The two hour cruise includes a buffet dinner, live entertainment, and an unforgettable evening sailing on the Savannah River.

The menu includes shrimp and grits, a carving station with beef top sirloin annd orange marmelade glazed boneless pork loin, herb roasted chicken, vegetable and more. Boarding begins at 6 p.m., sailing 7 to 9 p.m. Reservations are a must. savannahriverboat.com

Tallapoosa, GA

Art has come to the picturesque town of Tallapoosa, GA with the opening of the community’s first gallery, The Dogwood City Art Gallery, 14 West Alabama St. The gallery will be displaying the pencil drawings of Buck McWhorter and the photography of Bill Kettering. Both are Georgia natives who retain decades of artistic and creative experiences. Their reception will be held Saturday, June 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibition will remain on view until June 30. For more, visit www.dogwoodcityartgallery.com. You can also check out the West Georgia Museum, which looks back at the region’s history with replicas of old stores, a bank, barber shop, antique cars and more. Kids will love the display of dinosaurs, too. tallapoosaga.gov/museum


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The ART BOX pARTy will be held on Saturday, June 23, 7 p.m. at dooGallery, 205 Holtzclaw Street (off Memorial Drive). The event will feature Atlanta INtown boxes decorated by local artists, including Kendrick Daye and Ashley Norfleet. There will also be food trucks on hand, DJs spinning music and poetry from Focus and INtown’s own Collin Kelley. The event is being sponsored by INtown, American Spirit Whiskey, Asahi Beer and CFPP.

Grady Health Foundation will host the 2nd annual Rock-N-Ride, a music festival that will shut down Peachtree Street (between Harris and Ellis streets) from 2:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. The lineup includes: Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, Miss Willie Brown, The Whiskey Gentry and Kristy Lee on the Main Stage, and Ty Bates, Virginia Runnin’, The Deadfields and Julie Gribble on the Velvet Underground stage. Proceeds from an on-site boot drive will benefit Grady Health Foundation and Gold Shield Foundation of Metro Atlanta. The day will begin with a motorcycle ride that leaves from Killer Creek HarleyDavidson in Roswell at 11 a.m. and arrive downtown just before the music begins. gradyhealthfoundation.org

June 30

The 4th annual Mississippi Picnic in the Park will be held Saturday, June 30 in Chastain Park in Buckhead,s featuring rhythm and blues bands, fried catfish, caramel cake, and more. Admission is free, but pre-register by June 20 at mssocietyofga.org for a discount.

June 30-July 1

The Revival’s Vintage Marketplace will be held at The Goat Farm Arts Center, 1200 Foster St., from June 30 to July 1 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. There will be vintage furniture, jewelry, art, clothing, collectibles, food and music. Tickets are $5 (kids get in free). therevivalofvintage.com

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iCe Cool Indie Craft Experience returns with summer show


Ally Wright

When crafters Christy Petterson and Shannon Mulkey met in 2004 at Youngblood Gallery, they had no idea what it would lead to in the future. But after getting to know each other’s style and work, they began to discuss the lack of markets in Atlanta for indie crafters like themselves. “We knew about other, larger craft markets, and I think it was on both of our

radars that we were kind of hoping that there was one in Atlanta, and we realized that we could be the ones to start that,” says Mulkey. They started the Indie Craft Experience (ICE), and it has grown into the biggest indie craft festival in the Southeast. Their next event is the summer ICE show, which will be held June 2-3, at Ambient + Studio. Admission is $5, but this

includes free goodies for those who arrive early. The atmosphere at ICE events is fun and festival-like, with food trucks and craft demonstrations. June’s event will have an “Art Swap,” where you can bring a piece of art that you’re tired of (or never really liked) and swap it out for a new one. Petterson and Mulkey started planning their first ICE event in January 2005, and it was held six months later, in June. Now they host ICE twice a year and have added two new shows. February’s Wedding Day Hooray offers brides-to-be the opportunity to find everything they need for their wedding in one day, from invitations and dresses to table decorations and photographers. The event is designed to make the bride’s job easy and fun and ensure that her wedding is full of those unique, handmade items that will make it truly special. The ICE pop-up holiday boutique is another fun endeavor. In 2011, it popped up at Criminal Records in Little Five Points and lasted for all of December, providing Little Five Points visitors with an extra, hyper-

local option for holiday gifts. Mulkey and Petterson describe the aesthetic of their shows as “unusual” with motifs that aren’t traditionally used in highend crafts and are “a little edgier.” You’re more likely to see typewriters, skulls and crossbones, roller skates and octopuses decorating the crafts than the old-fashioned duck or geese prints. The crafters run their own booths, adding that personal touch of being able to “get the story behind the piece and learn about the artist directly,” Mulkey says. “I think when we originally started that we wanted a venue for our own work. We didn’t totally fit into the Inman Park Festival or the other festivals, so we wanted something that was more of an indiemodern craft festival. But as the show’s grown, we support other businesses, we help other businesses grow and try out products and find an audience,” says Mulkey. For more information on events or how to apply to be a vendor, visit ice-atlanta.com.

This article is part of Atlanta INtown’s partnership with the freelance writing class at SCAD-Atlanta. Students are contributing articles, video and photos for our website and social media portals. Visit AtlantaINtownPaper.com to read more.

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Cake Hag makes cakes with southern twist By Pamela Berger sweetpeachblog.com As soon as I read about mother and daughter team, Maggie and Katie Sweeney in Atlanta, who make delicious and innovative cakes, many with a southern twist, I found my way to their shop, Cake Hag. I ordered a piece of their Carolina Carrot Cake filled with incredibly delicious carmelized pineapples. It was, as they say, love at first bite. Maggie and Katie recently moved from their storefront location in downtown Atlanta to a kitchen behind a local church in Grant Park. They no longer have their retail space but you can stop by or call to order a cake. And if you do stop by, I bet they’ll offer you cake scraps of whatever yumminess they’re concocted for the day. In all her cakes, Maggie uses Swiss and Italian buttercream and stays away from hydrogenation. Her favorite is the butter sponge cake with dark chocolate ganache and blood orange sangria marmalade. She is known for her Jameson Irish Whiskey pudding cake but I’m dying to try their brandied peaches cake with honey butter or Katie’s favorite, bourbon chocolate cake with cookie dough filling. Hungry yet? Maggie took a night class on the principles of baking 26 years ago and has been hooked

ever since. Her flavor combinations, that have been perfected over time, are spot on. Maggie loves to come up with a new cake idea sharing, “The real fun comes from creating unusual recipes and combos.” Each week you’ll find something different in their kitchen and as all true chefs will attest, it depends what’s in season and what tastes best at the time. They source as many products as they can from local farmers. Their strawberries and apples come from R & A Orchards in Ellijay, Georgia and all their peaches from Sunny Hill Farms in Gaffney, South Carolina. In the spring, the Cake Hags had the honor of making cakes for a reception to honor the legacy of Dr. Dorothy Irene at Morehouse College. Known most as a civil rights advocate, she fought tirelessly for equality for both African Americans and women. Since Dr. Height came up in a time when women wore hats and gloves, it was common to see her impeccably dressed – from her tailored church suits to her extensive collection of signature hats. For the 100-year anniversary of her birth, Maggie and Katie were asked to make 16 hats to serve as centerpieces for the event. For more about Cake Hag, visit cakehag.com.

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Happy Birthday

Sweet Peach Blog

For the past year, you’ve been reading Pamela Berger’s articles in Atlanta INtown, which are also featured at her popular Sweet Peach blog (sweetpeachblog.com). Pam, who works as a television producer, loves food, home design and shopping – all of which are given a Southern twist with her fascinating articles and gorgeous photography. Happy Birthday, Sweet Peach!

Brandied Peach Pie recipe (as shown on cover) By Pamela Berger sweetpeachblog.com

It’s hard not to like a sweet peach. You feel lucky when you find one as it immediately satiates and delights. So when I was trying to find the best peach pie for this month’s cover shoot, master baker, Maggie Sweeney of Cake Hag (cakehag.com) was the only one to call. Upon my request, Maggie upped the ante with a Brandied Peach Pie recipe that is incredibly scrumptious and perfectly Southern. The crust is distinctly homemade with depth and a wonderful flaky texture. A touch of brandy added to the sweet peaches surprises and soothes. Maggie suggests using Freestone peaches which are easily found at your local grocery store. Firmer and less juicy, these peaches are excellent for baking. She recommends keeping the dough cold (great tip is to cool your hands in ice before kneading) and not overworking the dough. Less is always more. Maggie also warns against using aluminum pie pans as the heat transfers too quickly and can compromise the overall taste. As Maggie says, “A good glass or ceramic pie pan isn’t expensive. Use one.” Cake Hag is a whiz with pies, but as the name implies, Maggie also makes incredible cakes, such as Carolina Carrot, Red Wine Velvet and Jameson’s Irish Whiskey Pudding Cake. Everything is delicious.


Ingredients: Peach Pie Filling

2 1/2 - 3 pounds ripe peach meat in medium thin slices (off the pit, skin removed – amount needed depends on depth of pie plate – deep dish needs requires more peach) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/3 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons corn starch 1 teaspoon good quality ground cinnamon Zest of 1/2 lemon Juice of small lemon 1/3 cup brandy 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt


2 1/2 cups all natural, unbleached all-purpose flour + flour for rolling 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 8 tablespoons unsalted butter in small cubes 4 oz cream cheese in small cubes 2 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar or lemon juice 3 – 6 tablespoons of milk, as needed 350F oven


9” Glass pie plate Pastry cutter or food processor Plastic wrap


• Chill cubed butter and cream cheese in freezer until butter is hard. • Sift all dry crust ingredients together in medium bowl. • Sift granulated white sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon together (filling ingredients) and set aside. • Begin cutting chilled butter and cream cheese into the dry crust ingredients until the mixture consists of crumbled small, pea-sized crumbs. Alternately, pulse ingredients in a food processor until the same consistency is achieved. • Add vinegar, followed by milk, in tablespoon increments until mixture just begins to come together. • Separate crust mixture into halves – quickly form a rough disk of each halve, working the dough as as little as possible, wrap each disk in plastic wrap and put in freezer to chill. • In a large pan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter. Add peaches, brown sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt and cook until peaches just begin to soften. • Using a whisk, add the sugar/ cornstarch/cinnamon mixture and continue cooking until the liquid begins to come together and bubbles. • Add brandy before removing mixture from heat. Thoroughly mix brandy into peach mixture, remove from heat and set aside or place in fridge to cool. • Using a smoothly floured surface and a lightly floured rolling pin, begin rolling out the larger disk of chilled dough until it reaches an even thickness throughout and about 12” in diameter – at that point fold crust in half and transfer to pie plate, making sure the crust overlaps the plate edges once the crust has been evenly placed. • Roll out the second disk the same way. At this point you can cut strips to lay a lattice top, roll out a full top crust cutting vent holes, or roll out a full top and use a stylized cutter – in all cases making sure to seal the edges of the crusts together and pinch-flute the crust circumference around the pie pan. • Combine 1 egg white with 2 tablespoons of whole milk and lightly brush crust with this mixture using a pastry brush. Then sprinkle crust with granulated or sanding sugar. • Place pie on a sheet pan in the center of the middle rack of the heated oven. The pie will take from 35-45 minutes to bake but begin watching the pie at 20 minutes, in 5 minute increments, to make certain the crust isn’t browning too fast before the pie cooks completely. If the crust is browning too quickly lay a sheet of foil gently over crust until the pie has finished baking.

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Cupcakes from Endulge Cupcake Boutique, 749 Moreland Avenue, Ste A-101.

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Quick Bites News & Happenings The Atlanta Summer Beer Fest is Saturday, June 23, 4 to 9 p.m. at Masquerade Music Park, 695 North Ave. More than 125 different beer choices, food and great live music will be part of the event. Tickets are $35 advance, and $45 the day of the event. atlantasummerbeerfest.com Krispy Kreme is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Post your birthday message on a virtual birthday card, interact with the Time Machine of Joy, and share your sweetest Krispy Kreme doughnut memories at CelebrateKrispyKreme.com Watershed has re-opened in a new 175seat space at The Brookwood, located at 1820 Peachtree Road in Brookwood Hills neighborhood. This latest incarnation of the award-winning Southern-inspired farmto-table eatery that pioneered the Decatur dining scene offers private dining, a patio, an expanded bar area and plenty of parking. The famous “fried chicken night” has been moved to Wednesdays. watershedrestaurant.com

Woblet, the brainchild of Emory alums Daniel Waltzer and Garrett Seiger, has made its debut in Atlanta. The loyalty rewards and mobile payment smartphone app has already partnered with Alon’s, Bad Dog Taqueria, Genki Virginia Highland, Green Ginger, Mellow Mushroom Decatur, ONE. midtown kitchen, Parish, Saba, TAP, Two UrbanLicks, Whole Foods on Briarcliff and more. For more, visit woblet.com. Sweet Auburn Curb Market celebrated its 88th birthday last month along with completing a million dollar renovation. “We are thrilled with the many necessary improvements that have been made to our historic building,” said Pamela Joiner, General Manager of the Market. “Many of the renovations may not be immediately obvious, such as the replacement of most of the HVAC units and the upgrade to the KeepitINtown.com

fire sprinkler system. New and long-time visitors are sure to notice our new signage, the removal of the weathered yellow awnings and exterior paint, the renovation of our restrooms, and the newly finished floors. Also, we have a new roof and main entrance doors.” sweetauburncurbmarket.com Nectar, the raw juice, smoothie and panini restaurant in Decatur, has launched its first food truck. The Nectar Food Truck, decked out in green pastel with the tangerine Nectar logo, is making stops throughout Atlanta and the surrounding areas. To find out where the truck is next, follow on Twitter @nectarga or become a fan on Facebook.

Sublime Doughnuts, located on 10th Street in Midtown near Georgia Tech, has been named as America’s Best Bakery 2012 by Bake magazine. sublimedoughnuts.com Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Little Five Points will celebrate its first anniversary beginning Friday, June 15. Resident brewmaster and owner Bob Sandage has been fervently mashing, boiling, fermenting and conditioning for months to release a bevy of one-of-a-kind brews, which will be pouring from each of the 16 taps. For more about the anniversary and events, visit wreckingbarbrewpub.com.

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Atlanta’s own JCT.Kitchen & Bar is taking part in Tasting Table’s third annual Lobster Roll Rumble on June 7 in New York. Good luck to JCT! Find out more about the event at tastingtable.com/rumble.

Shifting Chefs Chef Stephen Herman has been named partner of HAVEN Restaurant. Herman has been with the restaurant since its inception nine years ago and was previously known for leading the kitchen at JOËL. havenrestaurant.com

The second annual Brookhaven Beer Fest will be held Saturday, June 9, 3 to 8 p.m. on Apple Valley Road behind the Brookhaven MARTA station. More than 150 domestic and international beers will be available for sampling, along with food from some Atlanta’s favorite food trucks. Headlining the entertainment stage will be Boogie, The Patrick Scott Band and DJ Suspense spinning between the bands. As you stroll down Apple Valley Road you will be able to taste an array of beers and a little wine along with some great food offerings from local Brookhaven restaurants and some of Atlanta’s most popular food trucks. For tickets and info, visit brookhavenbeerfest.com. Yard House is now open in Atlantic Station serving an American fusion menu with more than 100 items including soups, salads, sandwiches, street tacos, fresh seafood, pasta and rice dishes, steak and poultry as well as a selection of fresh fish. yardhouse.com Fox Brothers Restaurant Group, the company behind Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Big Tex Decatur, will open a new concept this summer called Fox Bros. Rib Joint in the old Maddy’s space at 1479 Scott Boulevard in Decatur.

Inman Park’s Parish Foods & Goods has named Edward Russell as its new executive chef. Prior to Parish, Russell was the pastry chef at Five & Ten restaurant in Athens and helmed the kitchens at Athen’s Farm 255 and Trappeze Pub. parishatl.com. Vinings Inn has named Todd Hogan as its new executive chef. Hogan is a DiRona Award winner , recurring guest chef at the James Beard Foundation and created Home Appetit catering. viningsinn.com. Hands On Atlanta will host the 10th anniversary of A Taste for Volunteering on Friday, June 1, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 535 Means St. The event will feature Westside restaurants, breweries, wines, offerings from local food trucks, live entertainment and au auction. Radio personality Frank Ski will host the evening. The event is also a celebration of the volunteers and organizations who give back to Hands On Atlanta, which last year alone organized more than 4,000 community service projects benefiting 280 community and nonprofit agencies and 47 schools. For tickets and information, visit handsonatlanta.org.

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spiCy Goodness

Easy to prepare soup one of many offerings at Spice It Up

Dharmattie Brush

Morningside resident Dharmattie Brush is the owner of the online shop, Spice It Up. She is of East Indian heritage and grew up on the island of Antigua with a mother and grandmother who fostered her love for cooking. Now living Intown, she offers spices and food flavorings on her website, spiceitupatlanta.com. She also offers a variety of dip mixes just in time for summer cookouts – Sun Dried Tomato Herb, Dilly Cucumber, Bloody Mary and more. Below is Dharmattie’s recipe for Dhal. Thanks, Dharmattie!

Dhal (red lentil soup) - from spiceitupatlanta.com

Dahl, which is also often spelled dhal,daal and dal, is essentially a thick lentil soup that is often prepared with ghee or clarified butter, but this recipe uses just a little garlic infused olive oil for depth and flavor in place of the ghee. This simple dahl is one of my favorite go-to recipes as it is a vegetarian delight, it is easy and quick to prepare, and my friends and family love it. Serve with flat bread or rice. Serves 4. ~Prep Time: 10 minutes ~Cook Time: 35 minutes ~Total Time: 45 minutes


1 tsp. sesame oil or, alternatively, olive oil 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh ginger 1/2 tsp. ground coriander 1/2 tsp. turmeric 1/2 tsp. ground cumin 4 cups water or vegetable broth 2 cups dried red lentils, rinsed and picked over 1 tsp. tomato paste Cilantro for garnish


1. In a 3-quart stockpot or other mediumsized soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onion, garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are translucent, about 6 minutes. 2. Stirring constantly, add the water or broth, lentils, spices and salt. Bring to a low boil, then turn down the heat to low, cover and let the soup simmer for about 20 minutes, or until lentils are very tender. 3. Stir in the tomato paste until well combined. Cook several minutes more, or until the soup is desired temperature and consistency, adding more water to the dahl if needed. Serve hot with flatbread or white rice and garnish with a dollop of sour cream and cilantro.

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Buckhead Condo Market Once stagnant, inventory is now moving quickly By Kathy Vogeltanz The real estate market is brightening throughout Atlanta, and Buckhead is one of the shining hotspots. In fact, the rise in condominium sales is starting to deplete the current inventory of new properties. Anne Schwall, VP SkyRise Group with Atlanta Fine Homes, said that the first quarter of 2012 has shown the highest number of sales in the last five years. “Since January, we’re in the range of the $20 million sales mark. There’s a definite uptick in properties in the luxury market, anything north of $500,000 to $4 million. It was stagnant for the last four years, but

it’s moving now and showing definite improvement.” She explained that among the condos in the $300,000 range, there has been great velocity in the last 16 months, and communities in that price range are selling out for the first time. Buyers are shifting up to the higher price brackets and sales are improving there too. As an example, Schwall pointed to The Sovereign, where seven condos were sold in the months January through April at an average price point of $1.6 million. That’s the same sales number as the entire year of 2011. The Sovereign (sovereignbuckhead. com) has 49 homes, all featuring top-of-


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Regents Park at Peachtree Battle the-line finishes, available for $900,000 to $3 million. The building is set in a prime location, affording spectacular views all around. Living in the heart of Atlanta, homeowners enjoy all the benefits of membership to the Buckhead Club and fine dining at Bistro Niko, both housed in the building. The skyline pool on the 28th floor and 5000-square-foot fitness center are other Sovereign draws. Why the jump in sales? Bill Murray, Managing Broker at Prudential Georgia Realty Buckhead, had the answer. “Everyone’s doing a deal, and the deals are driving the increase in sales. And while the number of sales is up, the law of supply and demand hasn’t kicked in yet – the price per square foot of Buckhead condos has not increased. Buckhead luxury condos are currently selling for about $195 a square foot, down from $225 a square foot last year.” That’s incredible, Murray added, since the number of sold condos is up 11.5 percent from last year, and the condos under contract is up 54 percent for the same time period; all this takes a big bite out of the available condos in Buckhead. Luxury condos, which used to be in the $800,000 to $900,000 price bracket, are now listing closer to the $500,000 mark. The Buckhead condo market is attracting first-time buyers and empty

nesters, as well as investors, Murray noted. First-time buyers can purchase a condo now, live in it for a few years, and rent it out later as they move up, thus accessing wealth in the real estate market. The Astoria at Aramore (theastoriacondos.com) is also experiencing

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a huge increase in traffic and sales, according to Jack Williams of Kairos Development. “Our traffic is from suburban couples looking to sell their home and change lifestyles, people relocating from New York and other northern cities and long time Buckhead/Peachtree Battle residents who want to stay in the Peachtree Battle area with less upkeep. One couple who just closed on a condo had been looking at The Astoria for almost four years and knew this was the right time to buy.” The Astoria balances a small, boutique feel of under 80 homeowners with large floor plans featuring custom finishes. Homeowners enjoy unique homes – no two are the same – and a superb location between Buckhead’s business district and the entertainment venues of Midtown. The gorgeous pool, Jacuzzi and deck offer total privacy while boasting great views of downtown. Sibet Freides, Principal at Idea Associates, listed out other amenities that draw buyers to the Astoria, such as the guest suite, full fitness center, clubroom, full catering kitchen, and an acre of green space, perfect for walking dogs, behind the building. The Astoria at Aramore has just 17 condos available, with prices averaging at $450,000. The homes start at $370,000 and include one penthouse that can be customized to a buyer’s taste. “Sellers and developers understand the change in the market and are becoming comfortable with the new normal in real estate, so they’re willing to accept current

market pricing,” said Bonneau Ansley, one of Atlanta’s top selling agents with Ansley Group/Harry Norman. “As people’s confidence is increasing in real estate, the supply is decreasing, so we’re seeing a 12year low on inventory right now.” Ansley referenced the success of Regents Park at Peachtree Battle (regentsparkga.com). This year, five homes have been sold, leaving only four available out of a total of 23. Prices start at $1,050,000 for a shell, and finished homes range from $1,750,000 to $2 millon. The homes are an incredible bargain, Ansley explained, since the current prices are well below the replacement costs. The original developer had the goal of building the absolute best that Atlanta has to offer in location, architecture and construction, Ansley said. Unfortunately, the only thing off was the timing, with a delivery date in 2008. The next year saw a new owner who dramatically reduced prices. Still, 2010 and 2011 sales were sluggish. Finally, starting in the last part of 2011 and into 2012, there’s been a huge surge in activity and sales. So much of a surge that Karen Rodriguez, Luxury Buckhead Condo Expert/Blogger, Associate Broker/Dorsey Alston Realtors, exclaimed, “Beginning in December of 2011, I and many of my fellow Realtors have been the busiest we have been since before the recession. We joke that we’re selling condos like it’s 2005!” In addition to the bottomed-out

The Astoria pricing, unbelievably low interest rates and dwindling inventory, Rodriguez added another good reason for buying now – the over-inflated rental market. Rental rates are at an all-time high, she noted, and it’s cheaper for qualified buyers to purchase a condo than to rent one. She also advised buying now, since the better units are being snatched up, leaving hesitant buyers out in the cold. Some of those fast-moving properties are at the Ritz

Carlton Residences (theresidencesatlanta. com), where certain floor plans are already selling out. In the year and a half since opening for sales, 62 residences – half of the building – have sold, leaving just two of the seven penthouses remaining. Prices start at the mid $400s for a one-bedroom piedà-terre. Two bedroom condos are available from the high $500s to high $800s, and three bedroom homes start at $1.1 million.

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Incredible views and an unequaled location are two reasons buyers prefer the Ritz Carlton; another is the availability of upscale hotel services without actually having hotel guests in the building. The first-rate amenities, as well as the services of the highly trained staff, are devoted completely to homeowners. Rodriguez called potential buyers to action: “Don’t wait! We may all look back a year from now and see that the bottom occurred around December 2011 to March 2012.” Inventory is moving quickly among townhomes – so quick that there’s already a contract on one of a limited offering of the eight new townhomes of 58 Sheridan (jwhomes.com), located on Sheridan Drive right off Peachtree. John Weiland Homes and Neighborhoods began construction about a month ago and interest is very high. Introductory pricing begins in the low $400s, and the first new townhomes are

scheduled to be complete by the end of this summer. The private enclave of 58 Sheridan is set in the heart of Buckhead’s historic neighborhoods. Spacious plans offer two or three bedrooms with thoughtful architectural details. Select homes also feature rooftop terraces, some with coveted views of Buckhead. Early buyers have the opportunity to personalize their interiors at John Wieland’s New Home Design Studio with the help of a dedicated designer, and all new townhomes are protected by the exclusive Wieland 5 to 20-year warranty. Michelle Horstemeyer, Division President for John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, echoed the message that “The Buckhead market is one of the strongest in the city. My advice is to buy now, while interest rates are low and selection is best.”

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Real Estate Briefs Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty’s co-founders, Jenny Pruitt, CEO, and David Boehmig, President, along with Marketing Director Natalie Gilmore attended a three-day CEO/CMO Summit of the firm’s senior executives at a conference held in Dallas, Texas at The Mansion on Turtle Creek. This group conference, initially founded by Jenny Pruitt, was hosted by Robbie Briggs of Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. The conference provided what Pruitt called an occasion “to network, brainstorm with other leading real estate executives and focus on the best business practices that result in our clients being even better served.” Executives from Sotheby’s International Realty firms from Arizona, Texas, Washington, D.C., Denver and Vail, Colorado, and Naples and Sarasota, Florida were among those attending.


Buckhead. $650,000 3818 N Stratford Road NE 5BR/4BA FMLS: 5002702 Jere Metcalf 770.337.7122

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(l-r) Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty executives attending the Dallas, Texas Summit meeting were Natalie Gilmore, Marketing Director; Co-founder Jenny Pruitt and David Boehmig, CEO and president, respectively, all of whom were welcomed by the conference host Robbie Briggs of Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty of Dallas.

Coldwell Banker NRT Development Advisors has expanded its sales team with six new hires: Marquisha Patrick, Jeff Robinson, Marsh Cain, Tonya Marlatt, Renata Mellor and Retta Chrisoforatos. nrtdevelopmentadvisors.com

Buckhead. $249,500 3040 Peachtree Road 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5005930 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595

Buckhead. $439,000 2870 Pharr Court South 2BR/2.5 BA FMLS:5006129 Jay Bailey 678.557.6971


Buckhead. $675,000 3707 Peachtree Road 4BR/4.5 BA FMLS: 4336264 Robin Henderson 770.331.7438 Charlcie Forehand 678.613.4422

Buford. $329,000 2214 Shoal Creek Road 4BR/4BA FMLS: 5015274 Jay Bailey 678.557.6971

Edgewood. $160,000 1261 Caroline Street NE 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5011344 Mary Juliet Nicholson 404.219.9792

Norcross. $838,000 5299 Weyden Court 2 Quads FMLS: 5017112 Dianne Harnell Cohen 404.313.7300

Midtown. $590,000 717 Myrtle Street 3BR/2.5BA FMLS: 4340092 Ally May 404.788.7943

Midtown. $509,900 755 Myrtle Street 4BR/3.5 BA FMLS:5010023 Heyward Young 404.784.7063 Kelli Meier 404.644.3146

Midtown. $474,900 222 12th Street 2BR/2.5 BA FMLS: 4339923 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595

Midtown. $550,000 805 Peachtree Street 2BR/2.5BA FMLS: 5003745 Alison Douglas 404.386.5260

Midtown. $214,900 1130 Piedmont Avenue 2BR/2BA FMLS: 5014041 Neal Heery 404.974.4388 George Heery 404.974.4378

Morningside. $599,000 1305 Edmund Park Drive NE 5BR/4BA FMLS: 5016642 Jim Getzinger 404.307.4020 Jared Sapp 404.668.7233

Sandy Springs. $2,200,000 8275 Jett Ferry Road 8BR/9.5BA FMLS: 4309873 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595 Joshua Reeves 404.835.9597

Sandy Springs. $1,798,000 5230 Vernon Springs Trail 6BR/6.5BA FMLS: 5009233 Bonnie Majher 678.575.4439

One of the leading property management companies in the Southeast, with more than 18,000 units under management, Atlanta-based Condominium Concepts Management is now expanding into the single family HOA management arena. Heading up the HOA Management Division will be Regional Vice President Kim Kimura, a 10-year veteran of CCM. Tony Valentino recently has joined CCM as director of sales and marketing of the new division. The new division will operate throughout the Southeastern United States, with active management contracts currently in Central Florida and Georgia. condominiumconcepts.com. Cablik Enterprises is now pre-selling phase two of Skyline at Edgewood. These live-work townhomes will be modern in style, and spectacular downtown views from rooftop decks. The modern style of these townhomes is sure to spark further revitalization of the Edgewood, Old Fourth Ward and Inman Park area. cablikenterprises.com/forsale.

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Serenbe. $699,000 449 Selborne Way 3BR/3.5 BA FMLS: 5011953 Sandra Storrar 404.310.3558

Underwood Hills. $995,000 1869 Volberg Street NW 5BR/5.5BA FMLS: 4332657 Kevin Mcbride 404.626.6884 Chase Mizell 404.835.9595

Virginia Highland. $199,900 847 Saint Charles Avenue 2BR/2BA FMLS:5001781 Alison Douglas 404.386.5260

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Continued from page 53 Decatur’s Renewal Design-Build was recently presented with the Park Pride Inspiration Award for work on Park Renewal Day. Founded in 2008 by Renewal Design-Build, in partnership with the City of Decatur’s Active Living Division and the DeKalb County Parks Department, Park Renewal Day is an annual competition in which teams compete for prize money by uprooting invasive plants in a community park. Over the past four years, over 500 volunteers have saved an estimated four acres and 240 trees from being taken over by ivy and privet. Its success has incited talks of expanding into other parks throughout Atlanta. For more visit RenewalDesignBuild.com. Brookhaven’s Epic Gardens Apartments property manager, Sandy Haithcock, is celebrating 34 years with the company. In 2012, this is a rare find and a true asset to the company. The community’s new leasing agent, Kori Stokes, is a fourth generation staff member of EpiCIty.  President Tom Stokes’ grandfather, D.L. Stokes started the company more than 75 years ago. EpicResidential.com.

Harry Norman, Realtors has announced the addition of four new professionals to the Buckhead North Office. Three of the new additions are Sales Associates Jackie Smith, Ashley Lee and Katie Brannen, while Ashley Jennings is the new marketing coordinator.

(l-r) New additions to the Buckhead North office of Harry Norman, Realtors are Sales Associate Jackie Smith, Marketing Coordinator Ashley Jennings and Sales Associates Ashley Lee and Katie Brannen.

Dan Parmer, President of Harry Norman, Realtors, and the firm’s affiliate, Christie’s International Real Estate have announced that Travis Reed, an associate in the Buckhead office, has been named the Top Small Team in Atlanta by the Atlanta Board of Realtors. He also received recognition as the Top Sales Associate in Georgia by Christie’s International Real Estate. These honors are in addition to Travis Reed’s acceptance of the award as Top Agent Company-wide for Harry Norman, Realtors for the 6th consecutive year.  Photo by Ross Henderson

Congratulating Travis Reed and his team member Michael Kriethe, were Betsy Franks, Senior Vice President and Managing Broker of the Buckhead office, and Dan Parmer, President of Harry Norman, Realtors.

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Home ReBuilders (homerebuilders.com) designed this multi-functional outdoor living space with entertaining, lounging, dining and cooking zones. Twin stone steps were designed to provide the ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; direct paths to the garage and to the pool. The materials utilized for the finishes were stacked stone and bluestone on the patio, with granite and stone tile on the kitchen counters. The stone tile is especially complimentary with the stainless steel appliances and storage doors.

CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio (csikitchenandbath.com) created this pool pavilion for some Midtown homeowners. The pavilion is connected to the swimming pool, which is under an atrium. The stainless steel cabinetry for the outdoor kitchen is by Jay Rambo Co., which is exclusive CSI.

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Integral Structure (integralstructure.com) built this porch in a previous open space that between a sunroom and a mudroom. It is an open porch with stone floors, tongue and groove ceilings, skylights, recessed lighting, audio and video. It is also part of the much larger project, which incorporated a large stone patio next to this porch.

Home ReBuilders created this outdoor room for a Virginia Highland couple who wanted to enjoy it year-round. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a grill just outside and comfortable seating around the fireplace, which also provides the perfect space for a flat-screen television. KeepitINtown.com

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Design Dreams Modern Atlanta hosts week of events, home tour

From Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 12, Modern Atlanta (MA) presents the fifth annual Design is Human, a series of events celebrating international design excellence and creative culture. MA12 features a citywide series of programs that highlights design excellence in many areas of life: architecture, interior design, visual arts and social responsibility. The event kicks off with a tour of selected modern homes in Athens, then comes back to Atlanta for the Architect Studio Crawl on Friday evening, June 1. A series of designer showroom events will be held on June 5, 6, and 7 at Room & Board, FLOR, and Design Within Reach and Hansgrohe Aquademie.   The Auburn/Edgewood district will become a design destination with the “Bar Alto” by London-based firm DesignMarketo that features a design-meets-drink and Bread Workshop at Space2 from June 7-10. 765 East Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward was designed as an environmentally friendly home and achieved LEED silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The living level is focused on the exterior pool/koi courtyard and opens onto the deck based on the Japanese engawa. The owners are designers, so they have their studio on the second level. The home can be divided into two areas: the public side (the studio) and the private side (the home), with large pocketing doors.

Shelly Justice and Mike Kohlsdorf’s home in Buckhead is made of steel, engineered wood and concrete. The exterior materials are mainly stained Georgia cypress, Egyptian limestone, and blue fieldstone. All exterior glass is protected from the sun using large overhangs. There are several large decks that overhang the property that borders a lake on the property. The house has a large living-dining-kitchen space at the entry level, which is accessed from a bridge of thick slabs of limestone. The master bedroom suite is also on this level as well as Mike’s home office and aviary.

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Continued MA12 culminates with the MA Design Exhibition and Home Tour Launch event on Friday, June 8 at Terminus 2 in Buckhead, and the Annual MA Home Tour on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10. Tickets for the MA Home Tour on June 9 and 10, a tour of selected contemporary Atlanta homes curated by the Atlanta AIA Chapter, may be ordered on-line at modernatlanta-tickets.eventbrite.com and can be

purchased in select locations. In addition, there will be design talks at the High Museum, including a presentation by architect Marc Clemenceau Bailly and designer Sebastien Boissard, as well as film screenings on design, fashion and architecture. For a complete schedule of events, visit modern-atlanta.org.

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Atlanta Habitat / AmeriCorps volunteers in Texas Atlanta Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps National and VISTA members traveled to Dallas in May to participate in Habitat for Humanity International’s annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon. This year’s build engaged more than 400 AmeriCorps members from 36 states. “Each year, AmeriCorps service members bring high levels of enthusiasm and skill to our organization,” said Larrie Del Martin, president and CEO, Atlanta Habitat. “We applaud our group for taking their insight and energy ‘on the road,’ and we’re especially pleased that this year’s

Build-a-Thon highlighted green building techniques, a particular strength and focus at Atlanta Habitat.” Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps members have performed more than 10 million hours of service, engaged nearly 2 million volunteers and helped serve more than 12,500 families throughout the United States. Atlanta Habitat for Humanity has built more than 1,200 homes since its inception in 1983. atlantahabitat.org

This four-bedroom, mid-century modern ranch house stands on a wooded block of similar style and vintage homes on the west side of Buckhead. In 2008, the architect and her husband who own the home undertook a renovation project to preserve the modern sense of design while updating some features to accommodate the needs of an active family of four.

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JOHNS CREEK This Harrison designed manor has unparalleled living space along w/pool, tennis courts, summer kitchen & batting cage on 2.5 acres. 8Bed/7.5Bath $2,400,000 FMLS: 5013267 Marc Castillo 404-449-6862

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LAVISTA PARK Turnkey renovation of mid-century jewel situated on beautiful lot, expanded master, 2 car garage. 3Bed/2Bath $429,900 FMLS: 5008571 Sally Westmoreland 404-354-4845 Beth Smith 678-595-4448

SAGAMORE HILLS Meticulously maintained home on flat lot, terrace level bed & bath, great screened porch, grilling patio. 4Bed/2Bath $379,000 FMLS: 5012632 Wilma Richardson 404-327-4199

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SOMERSET HEIGHTS Well maintained and move-in ready. Ideal location, large open floor plan, gorgeous oak hardwoods, 2 parking spaces. 2Bed/2Bath $125,000 FMLS: 5005268 Bradford Smith 404-210-4141

BROOKHAVEN Features open updated kitchen, updated baths, private fenced backyard, oversized bedrooms, 2 car garage, quiet culde-sac. 4Bed/2.5Bath $419,900 FMLS: 5015817 Rachael Blatt 404-285-9059

EAST ATLANTA Amazing home w/vaulted ceilings, wood floors, fabulous kitchen, large private master, large fenced back yard. 3Bed/2Bath $209,900 FMLS: 5007185 Kathleen Sickeler 404-368-3234

DECATUR Summer 2012 completion date for another amazing home by Stoney River Homes. Work w/builder now to customize. 4Bed/3.5Bath $649,900 FMLS: 5009284 Kathleen Sickeler 404-368-3234

ROSEHILL Executive home w/ dramatic exposed beams, open floor plan, beautiful master on main, elegant & sophisticated finishes. 8Bed/8Bath/2Half-Bath $1,550,000 FMLS: 5011018 Debbie Heaton 404-434-2262

BUCKHEAD Spectacular panoramic views of downtown, 3 tiled balconies, Brazilian cherry hardwoods, LR w/wall of floor to ceiling windows. 2Bed/2.5Bath $2,100,000 FMLS: 5014404 Helene DeLoach 404-210-6250

MORNINGSIDE Features renovated baths, master with his/her closets, basement w/ rec room, tons of storage, hardwoods. 5Bed/3Bath $475,000 FMLS: 5002618 Mike Kondalski 404-234-9379

EMORY/CDC Elegant recent build near Emory/CDC. High quality construction w/10’ ceils, gorgeous millwork, cook’s kit, full basement. 5Bed/4.5Bath $849,000 FMLS: 5019267 Sally Westmoreland 404-354-4845

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Whether you’re moving across the state or across the country, we can help. We are networked with superior real estate professionals throughout the US. Give us a call and we’ll find you an agent. 404-874-2262

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EMORY/CDC Immaculate custom built contemporary situated on 2+ acres, very open & bright yet private. Private pathways on property. 4Bed/2.5Bath $629,000 FMLS: 5018469 Ann Hudson 404-307-9902

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