Brrrrrrr! Sure is cold outside!

Winter is definitely in FULL swing. As I stood in the street, bundled up with gloves and a scarf and scraped off my windshield to head to work this morning, I was thinking about all the ways Adair Park neighbors are also trying to stay warm. Fulton County Fire officials offer these cold weather safety tips. Stay inside and stay warm!

Outdoor Thermometer

The Fulton County Fire and Rescue Department is urging residents to take safety precautions when heating their home this fall and winter. There are important factors to consider whether you are heating your home with a fireplace, space heater or a wood stove.

– Have your chimney or wood stove inspected and cleaned regularly.
– Keep the area around the hearth clear of debris, decorations and flammable materials.
– Leave the glass fireplace doors open while you are burning a fire. Close the doors only when the fire is out.
– Always use a mesh screen with fireplaces that do not have glass doors.
– Do not use excessive amounts of paper when lighting, and do not use liquid fire starter.
– Keep firewood at least 30 feet from your home.
– Keep the roof clear of levaes, and remove branches hanging above the chimney.

Space Heaters
– Only use space heaters that will turn off automatically if they fall over.
– Avoid storing objects on top of space heaters.
– Keep combustible materials at least three feet away from space heaters.
– Always unplug space heaters when not in use.

Wood Stoves
– Install stovepipe thermometers to help monitor flue temperatures.
– Keep air inlets on wood stoves open.
– Use fire resistant materials around wood stoves.

One of the best ways to protect your home from fire is to install a smoke detector on each level of your home and outside sleeping areas. Residents are encouraged to test their smoke detectors monthly and change the batteries every six months.

Atlanta Antique Auction, Friday, December 10th

It’s that time again! 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. December’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.

Atlanta Auction Gallery

Well the leaves on the trees are falling…

Great line from Van Morrison’s “Moondance”, but not pleasant when you walk outside and see a mass of leaves covering your lawn, house, car, sidewalk, street, etc.! Yes, fall in GA can be fun, but the leaf cleanup is not always a blast. Here are some tips from the City Of Atlanta’s Public Works Department for yard trimmings.


The City of Atlanta’s Department of Public Works (DPW) will pick up all yard trimmings which include grass, leaves, pine straw, Christmas trees, nursery vegetative materials, and small branches not exceeding four feet in length and six inches in diameter. Only paper yard disposal bags should be used to store trimmings. Plastic bags with trimmings will not be collected. Yard bags are available at home improvement stores. A container clearly marked “yard trimmings” may also be used.

If your trash collection day is Monday or Tuesday, your yard trimmings collection is on the first and third week of the month. If your trash collection day is Wednesday or Thursday, your yard trimmings collection takes place on the second and fourth week of the month. Actual pick-up can occur any day during the work week. For more information call 404.330.6333 or email

Stewart Avenue Methodist Christmas Music

Stewart Avenue Methodist would like to announce two upcoming concerts featuring Christmas music! Both of these are free, in the main Sanctuary and open to the public.

The first is Sunday, December 12th at 11am. The Stewart Avenue Methodist Choir will perform a Christmas Contada.

The second is Sunday, December 19th at 3pm. This concert features the McEachern United Methodist Choir and Adair Park’s own Brad Jent from Elbert Street on organ.

The Stewart Avenue Methodist Church is located at 867 Metropolitan Parkway, at the corner of Lillian Avenue.

Stewart Ave Methodist

Salvation Army/Kroc Center December Events for Kids!

There are several events for the young’uns of Adair Park at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center this December! The Kroc Center is located just across Metropolitan Parkway from Adair Park at 967 Dewey Street.

Kroc Center Logo

    Winter Adventure Camp 2010

This camp is a great opportunity to plow through winter themed arts, educational and recreational activities to warm up those cool winter days. Registration is open now. Fees are $10 to register per child, and $25 per week or $50 for 3 weeks per child. The camp hours are 9am-4pm.

Day Camp Week 1 – December 20-23
Day Camp Week 2 – December 27-30
Day Camp Week 3 – January 3-4

    Kids Creations

On December 9th, from 5:30pm-6:30pm, the Kroc Center along with the Family Literacy Program host this event complete with puppets, poetry, stories and a ceramic art display. Admission is free, but contact the Kroc Center to reserve a seat.

    The Colors of Love

The Youth Ensemble of Atlanta presents this annual holiday production. This is a fun holiday show fantastic for children ages 3 to 10. Running from December 1st through the 11th daily at 10am with a matinee on Saturday at 2pm. Cost is $10 per ticket.

For information on these or any other events, please call 404-638-7254 or email

Adair Park Today Meeting Tuesday, December 7th

The next Adair Park Today meeting will be at 7pm on Tuesday, December 7th. The meeting will be in the Community Room at the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center across Metropolitan Ave. from Adair Park. This month’s meeting will be very short, as we will quickly go through new business then move on to elections for new officers. Currently there is one person running per position:

  • Derrick Duckworth for President
  • Chenee Joseph for Vice-President
  • Melanie Higgins for Treasurer
  • Miquela Redwood for Recording Secretary
  • Jay Melton for Communications Chair
  • Sarah Liebold for Parliamentarian
  • If you are a paid member for 2010 you may vote. You can also pay dues for 2011.

    Last, but certainly not least, we are having a milk and cookies social! Residents are encouraged to bring other neighbors to enjoy a cookie or two from Sugar Bonen, a local gourmet baker. Come join your neighbors at our last meeting and have some holiday fun!

    Ping Pong Challenge at the Kroc Center!

    Think you have what it takes to win a few ping pong games? The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, just across Metropolitan from Adair Park at 967 Dewey Street, is hosting weekly ping pong tournaments. The games are on Tuesdays from November 16th and run until December 7th, from 6-8pm. The cost is $5 to members of the Kroc Center, $10 to non-members. For more information, call 404-638-7138. Must be 13 years of age to compete, 18 and under must have a waiver signed by legal guardian. Come join the fun!

    Ping Pong

    Neighbor’s Art Exhibit at Eyedrum Gallery, Friday, November 12th

    Adair Park resident Charlie Smith of Catherine Street has his show closing for “Inspire! Incite! Ignite!” tonight at the Eyedrum Gallery at 290 MLK Drive. Charlie has been a fixture in the Atlanta art scene for years and his work has been seen in many places including along the Beltline trail. Come see the Art of Such N Such, the Hot Toddies Flaming Cabaret and other artists as they close down this awesome exhibit.

    Art of Such N Such Exhibit

    Creative Loafing article about the exhibit

    Art of Such N Such website

    Facebook event page

    Eyedrum Gallery’s website

    Atlanta Antique Auction, Friday, November 12th

    It’s that time again! 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. This month’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.

    Atlanta Auction Gallery

    Committed To Communities Event November 13th

    The Beltline Team is putting on their next Committed to Communities Southwest Atlanta open house event on November 13th. If you missed the last one, many homes in Adair Park was featured and it resulted in a sale and new neighbor on Pearce Street! This event will begin at 9am at 1534 Beatie Avenue in Capitol View just up the road from Perkerson Park. There will be over a dozen homes open until 12pm, then everyone will convene in Perkerson Park near the intersection of Beatie Avenue and Decker Avenue for a neighborhood BBQ and picnic.

    Beltine Team

    For more information about this event as well as a list of homes for sale in Adair Park, Capitol View, Capitol View Manor, Pittsburgh and Sylvan Hills, visit We hope to see you there supporting the various Southwest Atlanta communities and meeting our surrounding neighbors!