Quarterly Beltline Briefing Tomorrow

Atlanta BeltlineQuarterly briefing public meetings are designed to provide the community and stakeholders citywide with updates on the progress of the Atlanta BeltLine with regards to planning, design, construction, community engagement, affordable housing, public art, and transit and transportation. This is also an opportunity to hear from you. Please join us and learn the continued plans to move Atlanta’s most transformative project forward.

Agenda Includes:
Atlanta BeltLine Plans & Progress Updates
Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Update

Stakeholder Presentation:
Atlanta Police Department’s Path Force Division

Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm

225 Chester Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30316

Public Transit:  MARTA Bus Route 21 “Memorial Drive”
Parking: Limited on-street parking available


Free Jazz Concert in Perkerson Park

May 11 Jazz Concert PerkersonThis Saturday, May 11th, Councilperson Joyce Shepard is hosting a free jazz concert in Perkerson Park as part of the Neighborhood Jazz Series. This concert will be from 4-8pm at 770 Deckner Avenue. Performers include J. Henry, Gabbie McGee and Infinite Sound Family. You can get more information about this concert in a few places:

We hope to see you there!

The Atlanta Fair is back!

Atlanta Fair

Every year this is so much fun! The Atlanta Fair runs from March 1st through March 30th and is open 7 days a week. Fun rides, games, and fair food. All this and less than 2 miles from Adair Park. For more information, check out their website.

Act now because Half Off Depot has unlimited ride passes, good for Monday – Friday, available for just $12. If you bought the same ticket there it would be $30.

Come enjoy the spring weather at the Atlanta Fair!

City of Atlanta “State of the City” Address

Tune in at 8am tomorrow morning, February 13th, for a state oAtlantaCityLogof the city address from Mayor Kasim Reed. It will be broadcast live on Channel 26, the city of Atlanta’s public television station. Check this page for more information. It does look like you can watch Channel 26 live on your computer here.

Here is a good resource for social media and the city of Atlanta. It has Facebook pages, Twitter addresses and youtube channels for many city organizations.

Rain Barrel Workshop Tuesday, January 15th

rain barrelThe Chattahoochee River Keeper and the Piedmont Park Conservancy are partnering for a Rain Barrel Workshop on Tuesday, January 15th. They are going to educate the community about the value of rainwater harvesting and how rain barrels are a great way to conserve water during times of drought (and anytime).

Registration is $10 and includes one rain barrel, an installation kit and a presentation about Atlanta’s water needs and solutions.

The workshop starts at 6pm and is held at the Community Center at Piedmont Park at 12th and Piedmont. You can learn more here – http://www.ucriverkeeper.org/rain-barrel-workshops.php.

Zoo Atlanta free admission this weekend!

The city of Atlanta and Fulton County Family Days are this weekend only! Saturday and Sunday, August 18th and 19th, guests who can show proof of residence or employment in the City of Atlanta or Fulton County will be admitted free. One admission is good for two adults and up to four children. See their website for more details.

Stamp out Hunger this Saturday, May 12th!

The Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) is participating in Stamp Out Hunger Day! It is so easy to participate. Put your non perishable food – canned meats, vegetables, fish, soup, juice, pasta, cereal and rice – in bags. Do not include items in glass containers. Place the bags near your mailbox. The USPS will pick up the items and all will be delivered to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Don’t let that food you won’t eat take up space, help out others by donating it! For more information, visit the ACFB’s blog post or the national Stamp Out Hunger Day’s Facebook page.

Beltline Cleanup April 21st in Adair Park

Beltline CleanupCome out and pitch in for Earth Day by helping to clear the planned urban garden at the corner of Allene Ave and Catherine Street. The Atlanta Beltline, Toolbank, Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Trees Atlanta and other organizations are rallying volunteers to clean this section which backs directly up to Lexington Avenue in Adair Park.

If you have not seen the recent Beltline blog post about the urban farm, read all about it here. This is going to be awesome!

For more information, check out the Earth Day Beltline Flyer. To sign up to volunteer, please visit the eventbrite volunteer site. We hope to see you there!

SHINE Weatherization Rebate Program Update

City of Atlanta weatherization rebates available until March 31

SHINE LogoThe City of Atlanta residential weatherization program that has provided thousands of dollars in rebates for qualifying home energy efficiency improvements is encouraging Atlantahomeowners to take advantage of remaining rebate funds before March 31, 2012. SHINE – Sustainable Home Initiative in the New Economy – is a federally-funded program offering residential property owners the ability to get up to $3,500 towards air sealing, insulation improvement, weatherstripping, caulking, and the replacement of older, inefficient heating and cooling systems.

Click here for the entire release.

Find out how you can qualify for SHINE at www.shineatlanta.com or email shine@atlantaga.gov for more information.

Get out and Vote on March 6th!

VoteThe Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections is preparing for the March 6 Presidential Preference Primary. Voters can participate by requesting an absentee ballot in the mail, participating in Advance voting or casting a ballot on March 6. Voters in Georgia do not have to provide a reason to vote prior to Election Day either by mail (absentee voting) or in person (advance voting).

Absentee Voting

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Primary is Friday, March 2, 2012.  Voters can call the Department of Registration and Elections at 404-612-7060 and request that an application for an absentee ballot be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to them. The ballot application can also be downloaded at www.fultoncountyga.gov. The Department recommends that voters request and return the absentee ballot application early so that they can receive, vote and return the ballot well before the deadline.  The completed application can be dropped off, mailed or faxed to the County. The fax number is 404-730-8839.  Voters may also scan the completed application and email it to Marcia.Ridley@fultoncountyga.gov.

Absentee ballots must be completed and returned to the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections by 7 p.m. on the day of the Primary, March 6.  For more information on absentee voting, please call 404-612-7060.  For more information, click here.