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Armistead Maupin to make two appearances at AJC Decatur Book Festival
 The Southern-born author of the acclaimed “Tales of the City” novels  is slated to make two appearances at the 13th AJC Decatur Book Festival. Armistead Maupin’s attendance  results from a partnership between the festival, Atlanta’s Out On Film and Georgia Public Broadcasting, as part of PBS’s...

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The Southern-born author of the acclaimed “Tales of the City” novels is slated to make two appearances at the 13th AJC Decatur Book Festival. Armistead Maupin’s attendance results from a partnership between the festival, Atlanta’s Out On Film and Georgia Public Broadcasting, as part of PBS’s...
Play a free mini golf course on the Beltline, maybe win a Google Home
 “Hey Google, where can I play mini golf for free in Atlanta next week? Answer: The Atlanta Beltline. Google is opening two full pop-up mini golf courses in the city from Thursday, July 26 to Sunday, July 29. The four-day, public event is the last stop on a summer tour that included New York City, Chicago and  Los...

Posted: 7 hours ago

“Hey Google, where can I play mini golf for free in Atlanta next week? Answer: The Atlanta Beltline. Google is opening two full pop-up mini golf courses in the city from Thursday, July 26 to Sunday, July 29. The four-day, public event is the last stop on a summer tour that included New York City, Chicago and Los...
Hawks player hosting ‘BBQ, Basketball, and Backpacks’ event for youth
  Atlanta Hawks player DeAndre Bembry will soon host a free event to provide school supplies to students in the community. The event is being held in “an effort to spread awareness and help bring an end to gun violence,” a press release said. Bembry’s 20-year-old brother, Adrian Allen Potts, was shot and...

Posted: 10 hours ago

Atlanta Hawks player DeAndre Bembry will soon host a free event to provide school supplies to students in the community. The event is being held in “an effort to spread awareness and help bring an end to gun violence,” a press release said. Bembry’s 20-year-old brother, Adrian Allen Potts, was shot and...
Die-hard Atlanta United fans, meet your new favorite gin
 You’ve got the red-and-black striped flag hanging on your porch. You’ve got the team scarf draped around your neck at games. But do you have the official new gin of Atlanta United in your glass? Old 4th Distillery recently announced a partnership to create limited-edition bottles of  gin with the insanely popular MLS...

Posted: 12 hours ago

You’ve got the red-and-black striped flag hanging on your porch. You’ve got the team scarf draped around your neck at games. But do you have the official new gin of Atlanta United in your glass? Old 4th Distillery recently announced a partnership to create limited-edition bottles of gin with the insanely popular MLS...
A Decatur server remains the undefeated Waiters’ Race Atlanta champion
 The winner of last year’s Waiters’ Race almost didn’t make it to defend his title.  John Wilkins III was at a wedding in North Carolina last weekend when he realized the second annual event was on Sunday. So he made a plan: Drive the seven hours from Durham straight to the race at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta —...

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The winner of last year’s Waiters’ Race almost didn’t make it to defend his title.  John Wilkins III was at a wedding in North Carolina last weekend when he realized the second annual event was on Sunday. So he made a plan: Drive the seven hours from Durham straight to the race at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta —...
Teachers, get your thrift on with a discount at Atlanta area Goodwills
 Goodwill purchases, already less expensive than many other stores, are going to be extra low for teachers this week.  As part of the Goodwill Teacher Appreciation Week, teachers who shop at any Goodwill of North Georgia location through Sunday will receive 25 percent off their purchase. They just need to show a valid educator ID...

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Goodwill purchases, already less expensive than many other stores, are going to be extra low for teachers this week.  As part of the Goodwill Teacher Appreciation Week, teachers who shop at any Goodwill of North Georgia location through Sunday will receive 25 percent off their purchase. They just need to show a valid educator ID...
Atlanta Super Bowl: How MARTA’s preparing to handle the massive crowds
 In 200 days, a giant swarm of fans, tourists and media will descend on Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII. Hundreds of thousands of them are expected to use MARTA during the 10-day occasion that culminates with the game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  With an event of this magnitude, officials at the transit agency know they have...

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In 200 days, a giant swarm of fans, tourists and media will descend on Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII. Hundreds of thousands of them are expected to use MARTA during the 10-day occasion that culminates with the game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.  With an event of this magnitude, officials at the transit agency know they have...
New hotel with local art now open near busy Buckhead intersection
 Nearly two years after hotel developer McKibbon Hospitality and Coro Realty Advisors broke ground on a new hotel in Buckhead, a group of businessmen met for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.   The recently-opened Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Buckhead Place has 186 rooms, a fitness center and a collection...

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Nearly two years after hotel developer McKibbon Hospitality and Coro Realty Advisors broke ground on a new hotel in Buckhead, a group of businessmen met for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.   The recently-opened Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Buckhead Place has 186 rooms, a fitness center and a collection...
Does your pup have the chops to be Piedmont Park’s Dog of the Year?
 When people see your dog, do they say “woof” — not in a playful way, but how people do when something is particularly awful or repulsive? No? Then you might want to consider entering this contest.   The Piedmont Park Conservancy’s second Dog of the Year Contest is once again welcoming submissions...

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When people see your dog, do they say “woof” — not in a playful way, but how people do when something is particularly awful or repulsive? No? Then you might want to consider entering this contest.   The Piedmont Park Conservancy’s second Dog of the Year Contest is once again welcoming submissions...
3 ways the Georgia Dome will be incorporated into its former property
 It seems like it was just yesterday the Georgia Dome was saying goodbye... ... and then it was crumbling, and then that MARTA bus hilariously blocked the feed of the implosion, and then all that was left was a bunch of thick dust everywhere, and everyone lamented the end of the Dome.  Now the Home Depot Backyard ...

Posted: 3 days ago

It seems like it was just yesterday the Georgia Dome was saying goodbye... ... and then it was crumbling, and then that MARTA bus hilariously blocked the feed of the implosion, and then all that was left was a bunch of thick dust everywhere, and everyone lamented the end of the Dome.  Now the Home Depot Backyard ...
These are the new Atlanta Public Schools principals for 2018-2019
 As the start of the school year continues to encroach on what’s left of summer, parents may start wondering if they know everything they need to about their child’s school.  Here’s one question you may have overlooked: Do I need to familiarize myself with a new principal? There are nearly 10 new Atlanta Public Schools...

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As the start of the school year continues to encroach on what’s left of summer, parents may start wondering if they know everything they need to about their child’s school.  Here’s one question you may have overlooked: Do I need to familiarize myself with a new principal? There are nearly 10 new Atlanta Public Schools...
APS to get new kindergarten center, separate charter school this year
 Atlanta Public Schools will have two new spaces — a charter school and a kindergarten center — for students this year. This new kindergarten through fourth grade primary charter school will open to an inaugural class of 125 kindergarteners for the 2018-2019 school year. The school, which offers citywide enrollment...

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Atlanta Public Schools will have two new spaces — a charter school and a kindergarten center — for students this year. This new kindergarten through fourth grade primary charter school will open to an inaugural class of 125 kindergarteners for the 2018-2019 school year. The school, which offers citywide enrollment...
Midtown is getting its own version of the Beltline Lantern Parade
 If Chantelle Rytter’s other metro Atlanta events are any indication, her latest project is going to be very well received.  Rytter is the ringleader of the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, a community group that started not only the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade, but similar parades in Grant Park, Decatur and Sandy Springs...

Posted: 6 days ago

If Chantelle Rytter’s other metro Atlanta events are any indication, her latest project is going to be very well received.  Rytter is the ringleader of the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons, a community group that started not only the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade, but similar parades in Grant Park, Decatur and Sandy Springs...
City Winery Atlanta is screening ‘The Goonies’ for free. RSVP now.
 More than 33 years ago, people flocked to movie theaters to see “The Goonies” for the first time, probably not yet realizing what greatness awaited them.    If you didn’t get the chance to do that, consider that “their time.” But on Monday, it’s your time. It’s your time on Monday....

Posted: 6 days ago

More than 33 years ago, people flocked to movie theaters to see “The Goonies” for the first time, probably not yet realizing what greatness awaited them.    If you didn’t get the chance to do that, consider that “their time.” But on Monday, it’s your time. It’s your time on Monday....
Atlanta weather: Muggy Monday ahead
 Metro Atlanta commuters can expect a break from the rain during the morning drive, but scattered showers and possible heavy rain will return to some parts of the area later in the day, Channel 2 Action News meteorologists said. Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 80s and low 90s today, said Channel 2’s Karen Minton. Between...

Posted: 6 days ago

Metro Atlanta commuters can expect a break from the rain during the morning drive, but scattered showers and possible heavy rain will return to some parts of the area later in the day, Channel 2 Action News meteorologists said. Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 80s and low 90s today, said Channel 2’s Karen Minton. Between...
Lane in Atlanta’s East Lake slated to close for at least a month
 An Atlanta lane will soon be closed while a 2-inch water main is replaced. One lane of Willow Wood Circle SE between Hosea L. Williams NE and Rose Claire Drive SE will be shut down from Monday, July 16, to Tuesday, Aug. 14. Crews will replace the main with a 6-inch main, creating a one lane diversion.  The work hours will be from 9 a...

Posted: 7 days ago

An Atlanta lane will soon be closed while a 2-inch water main is replaced. One lane of Willow Wood Circle SE between Hosea L. Williams NE and Rose Claire Drive SE will be shut down from Monday, July 16, to Tuesday, Aug. 14. Crews will replace the main with a 6-inch main, creating a one lane diversion. The work hours will be from 9 a...
How to get free ‘90s-inspired McDonald’s swag today in Atlanta
 In the 1990s, the best way to get a prize with your McDonald’s meal was to go there and get a Happy Meal.  But it’s the 2010s. Now, the prizes come to you.  On July 19, anyone who places a McDonald’s order of at least $5 via Uber Eats — in addition to the delivery fee — will receive...

Posted: 7 days ago

In the 1990s, the best way to get a prize with your McDonald’s meal was to go there and get a Happy Meal.  But it’s the 2010s. Now, the prizes come to you.  On July 19, anyone who places a McDonald’s order of at least $5 via Uber Eats — in addition to the delivery fee — will receive...
One of Atlanta’s ‘most wanted’ men arrested in July 4th traffic stop
 A man who was recently on the Atlanta Police Department’s “most wanted” list due to an aggravated assault charge was arrested on July 4.  A Georgia State Patrol officer in northwest Atlanta received a license plate hit on a pickup truck, an incident report says. A traffic stop was conducted and Simon...

Posted: 8 days ago

A man who was recently on the Atlanta Police Department’s “most wanted” list due to an aggravated assault charge was arrested on July 4.  A Georgia State Patrol officer in northwest Atlanta received a license plate hit on a pickup truck, an incident report says. A traffic stop was conducted and Simon...
Job alert: Restaurant coming to Phipps Plaza hiring 285 employees
 A new restaurant coming to Buckhead's Phipps Plaza is looking for hundreds of employees as it gears up to open next month. Grand Lux Cafe plans to hire more than 285 positions, such as bartender; cashier; server; dishwasher; busser; host; and line, prep or pastry prep cook. Click here to apply.  This will be the first Atlanta...

Posted: 8 days ago

A new restaurant coming to Buckhead's Phipps Plaza is looking for hundreds of employees as it gears up to open next month. Grand Lux Cafe plans to hire more than 285 positions, such as bartender; cashier; server; dishwasher; busser; host; and line, prep or pastry prep cook. Click here to apply.  This will be the first Atlanta...
New Atlanta fitness studio offering unlimited free classes for 2 weeks
 When people run in circles, it's a very, very mad world. But when people run in MADabolic for free, it’s a very, very ... glad world.  Excuse us for the Tears for Fears reference; it couldn’t be helped.  Anywho: MADabolic Inc.  will officially open its first Atlanta location soon. As an introductory promotion...

Posted: 8 days ago

When people run in circles, it's a very, very mad world. But when people run in MADabolic for free, it’s a very, very ... glad world.  Excuse us for the Tears for Fears reference; it couldn’t be helped.  Anywho: MADabolic Inc.  will officially open its first Atlanta location soon. As an introductory promotion...
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