Adair Park Neighborhood Cleanup, Saturday, March 19th

Spring is in the air! And it’s time to do a little cleaning on our streets. We all see the trash in the streets, maybe occasionally we pick some up, but it can be a bit overwhelming at times. So, we are getting together as a neighborhood, with some outside help, to clean our streets! Spring 2010 Adair Park CleanupThis cleanup will cover the southside of Adair Park from Lexington Ave to Elbert St. The next one will cover the northside. We will meet in Adair Park I under the pavilion by 9am to get into groups and have a little breakfast. We will split up into teams, each one taking a street, and head out. This should wrap up by at least noon, where we will come back, turn in tools (provided by Atlanta ToolBank) and head home. This is such a great time to meet neighbors and hang out with those you know. Sure, picking up trash isn’t the most glamorous job and is hard work at times, but the joy in seeing clean streets plus the people you meet make it so worthwhile. Check out pictures from previous cleanups and park renovations here.

Please RSVP by emailing or calling Chenee Joseph at 678-463-6315. We need to get a headcount. All you need to bring is gloves, sunscreen, bug spray, etc. We will provide breakfast, trash bags, tools and water.

Not to mention, since we cannot do a cleanup without a party, we are having a meet-n-greet from 2pm-5pm that same day! This gives everyone time to head home, grab a bite to eat, shower and come back. This will take place at 830 Brookline Street. Light refreshments will be provided. Even if you can’t make the cleanup, come visit with some neighbors at the meet-n-greet!

Next NPU-V Meeting Monday, March 14th at 7pm

Museum BarThe next Neighborhood Planning Unit V (NPU-V) meeting is next Monday, March 14th at 7pm. The meeting is hosted by Mechanicsville and will be held at the brand-new Museum Bar, located at 181 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.

NPU-V is made up of Adair Park, Pittsburgh, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Summerhill and Capitol Homes/Gateway.

This meeting has a few topics for Adair Park, including the Citgo at Metropolitan and Lexington looking for approval of a change in ownership for their liquor license as well as the storage facility at Metropolitan and Shelton asking for approval of a text amendment to allow for better signage.

Come hear what is going on in our local area and meet some folks from the other neighborhoods. Light refreshments will be provided.

Atlanta Antique Auction Friday, March 11th at 6:30pm!

If you have never been, this event is awesome, and within the borders of Adair Park! If you are in the need for some furniture, knick-knacks or other types of antiques, check out the auction held the 2nd Friday of every month at 556 Tift Street. March’s auction is this Friday at 7pm. Food and drinks are provided, 13% buyer’s premium, APD officer on duty for parking and security, and lots of great items up for auction. Auction website is here, and features pictures of some of the items up for sale. There are always at least 15-20 Adair Park neighbors there and we always have a good time. This auction gets a lot of love from Adair Park!

Atlanta Auction Gallery

The Atlanta Fair opens Thursday, March 4th!

Atlanta FairThe Atlanta Fair is back! This awesome local event runs from March 4 – April 3, and is located just down Ralph David Abernathy off of Central Ave from Adair Park, about a mile and a half away! There are plenty of carnival rides, games and food to keep anyone entertained. Please visit the Atlanta Fair’s website for more information.

And for those of you looking for a discount, keep an eye out. Groupon had a deal yesterday for discounted rides, and there will probably be others on various website, newspapers, etc. Definitely check out this fun fall event! Very family and kid friendly, parking available in multiple lots.

Atlanta Police Redesign of Local Beats

Atlanta Police DepartmentAPD Chief George Turner is hosting a series of neighborhood meetings to discuss the resdesign of police beats. He is meeting with Zone 3, which includes Adair Park, on Thursday, March 3rd at 6:30pm. The meeting will be held at the John Burdine Center located at 215 Lakewood Way.

Chief Turner, Deputy Chief Finley, Major Mitchell and other command staff will make a presentation about the new beats, about the rationale for their design and the expected benefits in terms of response time and zone coverage.

For additional information, please contact Alice Johnson, Community Affairs Liaison for the Atlanta Police Department, at 404-546-7899.

Adair Park Today meeting tomorrow, March 1 7pm

Kroc CenterThe next Adair Park Today meeting is tomorrow night, Tuesday March 1 at 7pm. We will be meeting in the Community Room at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center at 967 Dewey Street. Park in the back, go to the door on the right hand side and buzz the front desk. Tell ’em you are with Adair Park! We will be discussing the upcoming, cleanup, Meet-N-Greet and other events, as well as hearing from various local officials.
Grab a neighbor and stop on over!

Reminder – Saturday Adair Park Yard Sale!

Adair Park IJust a quick reminder that this Saturday from 8am to 12pm is the Adair Park yard sale! Thanks to our Mayland Avenue residents the Chens for setting this up. You can view the Craigslist ad here. Here is a note from the organizers. We hope to see you there!

This Saturday, a bunch of residents are getting together to have a neighborhood yard sale. Any other neighbors are welcome to bring their items to sell, and if your friends want to join in, the more the merrier. We have tried to market this as a multi-family neighborhood yard sale, so it will be held in Adair Park I from 8am-12pm, near the bright green tree.

Please stop by and browse (or buy!) what we’re selling and definitely, PLEASE spread the word!!!

Beltline cleans up dumping ground outside Adair Park

Adair Park dump site cleanedFinally, someone is doing something about the illegal dumping grounds that has been on the outskirts of Adair Park! This area, on Allene Avenue just south of Catherine Street, has been a blight to Southwest Atlanta and an eyesore for way too long.

Catherine Street resident Becky O’Mara was interviewed and, like the rest of us, is glad someone is finally cleaning this area up! Read the Fox5 story and watch the video here.

Citizen Police Academy Enrollment Open Until February 25th!

MARTA BadgeMARTA’s Police Department will hold its 17th Citizen Police Academy beginning Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Enrollment for classes is free and will be held on Tuesdays from 6pm – 9pm, with one Saturday class for firearms.

Due to the sensitivity of the information presented, all applicants must be at least 21 years of age and willing to submit to a criminal history check.

In addition, the Police Youth Leadership Academy is March 5, 2011 from 9am to 3pm. Young people ages 12-16 can attend this free session to learn about MARTA Police basic law enforcement and techniques.

For more information, see the Citizens Police Academy flyer or visit their website at and go to the MARTA Police page.

Kickball in Adair Park I Sunday February 20th at 3pm

Adair Park Kickball GameThe weather is looking like it is going to be mighty fine this weekend! Take that opportunity and come to Adair Park I for some kickball on Sundasy, February 20th at 3pm. Last time we had people of all ages and skill levels, and had so much fun the score wasn’t even kept! There will be frisbee tossing, football throwing and ladder toss as well. Come down, enjoy the sunshine and have fun with your neighbors.

Check out pictures of last month’s fun in the park here. We hope to see you outside!