Archive for November, 2011

Holiday Party at the Wrens Nest Here’s the invitation

You’re Invited

Victorian Holiday Open House
The Wren’s Nest

The Wren’s Nest is donning its best Victorian sparkle for the occasion!

Sunday, December 11, 2011
1 pm-4pm

(pssst – it’s also Joel Chandler Harris’s birthday – we think he’d be 166)

Bring your friends and family so everyone can

Meet
our New Executive Director, Sue Gilman, or come say hello again (she’s really looking forward to meeting you. She hasn’t even been here two whole months yet!)

Mingle
with members of our Board of Directors (they’re very nice!), our neighbors (they’re nice, too), Wren’s Nest partners, volunteers and staff (now that I think of it, all these people are really nice). You might just run into a long lost relative or friend.

Enjoy
Youth Harpists
Victorian Carolers
Storytelling & Tours
Hot Apple Cider & Treats

The Wren’s Nest House Museum
1050 R.D. Abernathy Blvd, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

We’d love to know you can come. RSVP appreciated.
www.wrensnest.org
404‐753‐7735

 

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Free Jazz Concert @ Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, November 20th, 7:00pm, Featuring Rio Negro

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Where: Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on Morehouse College campus, 900 West End Ave Atlanta, GA 30310

When: November 20, 2011 @ 7:00pm

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New Affordable Housing Becomes Reality: Atlanta BeltLine – Reynoldstown Crossing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2011

NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING BECOMES A REALITY ON THE ATLANTA BELTLINE WITH LOFTS AT REYNOLDSTOWN CROSSING

Down Payment Assistance And Low Monthly Payments on New Two-Bedroom Lofts For Those Making Under $68,000
Early Registrants Will Increase Their Chances of Being Chosen in The Drawing of Less Than 30 Homes on Saturday, December 10

ATLANTA — As part of its mission to create affordable workforce housing, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) purchased the former “Triumph Lofts” development from a receivership to provide critically-needed affordable for-sale housing in an increasingly desirable part of the city. The development, now named “Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing,” is located at the intersection of Chester Avenue, Memorial Drive and the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, just north of I-20 and Glenwood Park. The new highly-appointed, spacious two-bedroom, two-bath lofts will be sold in a one-day sale event featuring a drawing of qualified buyers making under $68,000 – the Atlanta area median income – on Saturday, December 10. The one-day drawing will provide an equitable way to give access to this incredible homeownership opportunity for people who might otherwise be unable to purchase intown property. Applicants must register by Wednesday, December 7, and early registrants will increase their chances of being chosen during the drawing.

“This is an unmatched opportunity for us to be able to provide new affordable homes right on the Atlanta BeltLine, in the historic Reynoldstown neighborhood,” said Brian Leary, president and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. “For the homeowners at the Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing, the Atlanta BeltLine is their backyard – one more demonstration of moving the vision to reality.”

Eligible homebuyers will receive up to $60,000 in down payment assistance, which creates a very affordable first mortgage. Monthly payments — from $900 per month* — will be much cheaper than renting new two-bedroom apartments in the area. Of those homes, three will be part of a Community Land Trust (CLT), ensuring that their affordability will be permanently preserved. The CLT homes will be targeted to City of Atlanta and Fulton County teachers and first responders with up to $100,000 in down payment assistance available.

All homes at Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing are new two-bedroom, two-bathroom lofts featuring high-quality finishes and stainless appliances. The development also features a pool, hot tub, electric car charging station, fitness center, club room, rooftop deck and controlled access entrance, in addition to its highly-desirable location on one of Atlanta’s greatest amenities, the Atlanta BeltLine.

The Sales Center, located on site at 890 Memorial Drive, will be open daily beginning Thursday, November 10 at 10 a.m. There will be a series of events and open houses to show these homes to the public over the next several weeks leading up to the one-day sale event on Saturday, December 10, including:
• Saturday, November 12 to Sunday, November 13: First Open House Weekend featuring Yumbii food truck, a pool-side DJ, giveaways and more.
• Saturday, November 19 to Sunday, November 20: Second Open House Weekend featuring a V-103 live remote with food, games and prizes, Slider U food truck, a pool-side DJ, giveaways and more.
• Saturday, December 10: One-Day Sale Event featuring a drawing for qualified buyers.

For more information on Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing or to register for the sale event, please visit www.loftsatreynoldstowncrossing.com, call (404) 521-7787 or visit the sales center beginning Thursday, November 10.

About the Atlanta BeltLine:
The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails, transit and affordable housing along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling
downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), formed by the Atlanta Development Authority, is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.

*Please see agent for details. Down payment assistance programs are subject to availability and qualification guidelines. Monthly payment includes HOA &Taxes and is based on purchase price of $131,900; loan amount of $71,900. $60,000 in down payment assistance with interest rate of 4.25% APR on 30 year fixed loan.

Media Contacts:
Ethan Davidson, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
(404) 614-8325, edavidson@atlbeltline.org

Liz Lapidus / Kate Thacker
404.688.1466, kate@lizlapiduspr.com

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VOTE NOW, Help WAWA Win $5K, Weekend Events

VOTE NOW—Help WAWA win $5K for OAC Programs; Join us this Weekend for Two Events

VOTE for our “Cox Conserves” Hero and help WAWA win $5,000 for OAC Programs

WAWA Board Chair, Na’Taki Osborne Jelks was recently named as one of five finalists for the 2011 Cox Conserves Heroes for community leaders who volunteer for environmental causes. If she wins the on-line voting competition, WAWA will win $5,000 to continue the rebirth of the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC).

We need your VOTE TODAY to bring these needed funds home to the community. It’s quick and simple…

Please go to this link: http://www.wsbtv.com/coxconservesheroes/

1) Click on VOTE NOW
2) Scroll down the end of the page (Na’Taki is the last finalist listed). Look under her photo and click the vote button.
3) Enter your e-mail address and zip code.
4) Click Submit
5) Pass this e-mail on to someone else!

Join WAWA for Two Weekend Events
WAWA’S Continuing Adult Education Series @ the OAC

Health and Healing using Natural Foods

Date: Friday, November 4, 2011
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm

The presentation will highlight scientifically based principles and methods to cultivate, support and manage excellent health against: Cancer, Diabetes, Diverticulitis, High blood pressure, and Existing diverse conditions

Service Learning Saturday (11/5/11) – 10am-1pm

Join WAWA for Environmental Service Learning Saturdays and Community Workdays every first Saturday of the month from 10am – 1pm. These service efforts will be facilitated in partnership with the Spelman College Bonner Scholars Program, forestry professionals, and concerned citizens.

Tasks will include: removing invasive plants, re-vamping the existing butterfly habitat at the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC) and establishing additional habitat demonstration sites on the grounds including areas that focus on drought-resistant plants and xeriscaping, establishing rain barrel gardens on site, as well as re-establishing a compost system, restoring parts of the trail system, and on-going trail maintenance.

High school participants will have an opportunity to partially satisfy their mandatory 75-hour community service graduation requirement. Bring a water bottle and a bagged lunch! We’ll see you on Saturday!

The Outdoor Activity Center is located at 1442 Richland Rd. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30310.

To RSVP for any of the above events, please send an e-mail to info.wawaonline@gmail.com.

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ART ON THE ATLANTA BELTLINE NOVEMBER PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

ART ON THE ATLANTA BELTLINE NOVEMBER PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
More than a Dozen Performances on the East Side during Three Weekends in November,
Including The Lantern Parade in Historic Fourth Ward Park on November 12!

Atlanta –November, the final month of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, will have sixteen performances and events to close out the exhibit. There will be performances of music, dance, theatre, and the return of the signature “Lantern Parade” by Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, one of the stand-out events of the 2010 program.
A map of the visual installations is available online at art.BeltLine.org. The performance schedule for the month of November is as follows:

Friday, November 4
Location: Reynoldstown Stage
· 5-7 p.m. – Atlanta Public Schools Performance Night

Saturday, November 5
Location: Reynoldstown Stage
· 3 p.m. – Gateway Performance Productions, Water is Life: Hidden Springs, Atlanta

Location: Lewis Gulch
· 6:45 p.m. – Klimchak and Stuart Gerber, Trio for Two Percussionists and Urban Woods

Location: Kirkwood Ave.
· 6 p.m. – Dance Truck presents Crossover Movement Arts, “Pressure” and “Iron and Steel”

Sunday, November 6
Location: Lewis Gulch
· 4 p.m. – Dashboard Co-Op, Picnic: A Communal Food/Dance Art Piece
· 5:30 p.m. – Twinhead Theater, Murder on the BeltLine

Saturday, November 12
Location: Historic Fourth Ward Park
· 5 a.m.-7 p.m. – Priscilla Smith, The View From Here
· 5 p.m. – Ile’ Tambor
· 6 p.m. – Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, BeltLine Lantern Parade 2011
· 7 p.m. – Imperial Opa!

Sunday, November 13
Location: Historic Fourth Ward Park
· 3:30 p.m. – Taranji Alvarado, Sound Community
· 4:30 p.m. – Zentropy and Crossover Movement Arts, Freestyle Polers Take The 4th Ward

Saturday, November 19
Location: Lewis Gulch
· 2 p.m. – GloATL, Milk Float

Location: Reynoldstown Stage
· 3-8 p.m. – Closing Concert
· 4:30 p.m. – GloATL, Milk Float

Sunday, November 20
Location: Lewis Gulch
· 2 p.m. – GloATL, Milk Float

Schedules are subject to change, please check art.BeltLine.org for updates.

More than 145 proposals were submitted for inclusion in this year’s exhibit, with 66 visual and performance pieces selected to become part of the exhibit, a 30 percent increase over last year. The exhibit began on September 9 and runs through November 20.

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About the Atlanta BeltLine:

The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), formed by the Atlanta Development Authority, is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds from private and philanthropic sources to support the Atlanta BeltLine, working with the community and partners to raise general awareness and support, and serving as a catalyst to mobilize resources to address social concerns. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.

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