Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Parking lot acquisition is part historic church's long-term growth.
Editor's note: The author of this report is a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes. OLD FOURTH WARD — Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, which is planning a long-term expansion that included the acquisition of an adjacent property to build a new, larger sanctuary is adding another parcel for parking. The land the church is looking to convert for parking is a 1.36-acre tract bordered by Boulevard and Daniel and Gartrell streets. It doesn't currently own the parcel, but has it under contract with an anticipated closing in September. The purchase is contingent on a series of approvals and community input in the coming weeks, including the Fourth Ward Neighbors community association, which meets May 21, Neighborhood Planning Unit-M and the …
Katie Hayes, executive director of the nonprofit that manages the East Atlanta Village Farmers Market, is among the award recipients to be recognized at a luncheon today.
Community Farmers Markets executive director Katie Cash Hayes is among those given a "30 Under 30" award by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN). The nonprofit Community Farmers Markets manages the East Atlanta Village and the Grant Park farmers markets. Those chosen for the honor will be recognized today (May 21) at the Revolutions Awards luncheon, part of the two-day Nonprofit Summit 2013 that began Monday. On Nonprofits Summit page, GCN states: These 30 Under 30 superstars are making an incredible impact in our communities. They have exhibited outstanding leadership, innovative thinking, commitment, and community-mindedness. East Atlanta Farmers Market posted congratulations to Hayes on its Facebook page recently "30 Under 30" …
Father's Day is Sunday, June 16.
Zoo Atlanta may have something better for dear old Dad than a tie on Father's Day. Here's Zoo Atlanta's Facebook post on its Father's Day offer: But Dad ... wouldn't you rather go to the Zoo? Spend Father's Day at Zoo Atlanta! On Sunday, June 16, 2013, fathers enjoy FREE admission with purchase of any regular-priced child's or adult's general admission ticket. Offer valid only on Sunday, June 16, 2013; not valid with any other discount or promotion.
A massive two-mile-wide tornado touched down near Oklahoma City on Monday, killing at least 20 children while destroying homes and businesses in its path.
This post was written by Patch Local Editor Renee Schiavone. In the wake of a terrible tornado that ripped through America's heartland Monday— killing more than 50 people— many people are wondering what they can do to help those affected by the disaster in Oklahoma. The tornado, with winds estimated at 200mph+, tore through the area of the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday afternoon. As of Monday night, estimates of the death toll were at 51, with 20 of those being children, according to the Associated Press. The Red Cross Red Cross officials say the best way to help is to donate money to relief efforts. According to the agency, the public can contribute to their Disaster Relief Fund "...which helps provide food, shelter and …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Also: Sandy Springs stables flooded; Chamblee helps in storm cleanup; ducks, geese have Dunwoody cops on the move; East Atlanta overnight robbery; Sunday Funday highlights.
These are the lead stories from metro Atlanta area Patches for Monday, May 20, 2013.
Victims were approached by two men, each armed with a semi-automatic pistols.
GLENWOOD PARK — Atlanta police report a couple was robbed Sunday night at about 11 p.m. as they were walking. The victims told police they were walking northbound on Hamilton Street near Garrett Street when two men came up from behind. Both men were armed with small, black semi-automatic pistols and ordered the couple to give them all they had. The victims handed over a wallet and iPhone. The gunmen headed north on Hamilton and fled in a white, four-door car, possibly a 1999 Cadillac. The crime is one of a string of armed robberies to hit East Atlanta Patch communities, including in Grant Park and East Atlanta.
Victim was walking when two men pounced and robbed him.
Police are investigating an overnight robbery that occurred May 19, in which two armed gunmen took the victim's wallet and iPhone. The victim told police he was walking up Stokeswood at 12:33 a.m. when two men, armed with a handgun, approached in the 600 block of Stokeswood. They demanded his wallet, which he gave over, as well as his iPhone. The gunmen jumped into a vehicle and drove down Stokeswood. No detailed description of the getaway vehicle or the suspects was immediately available. It also isn't clear if this armed robbery is connected to the shooting Friday in Grant Park, the dead man found Saturday in East Atlanta or a reported armed robbery in Glenwood Park Sunday night. An Atlanta Police Department spokesman said investigators …
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Lighting on Sunday forced weekend cancellation.
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by Katie Cash Hayes GRANT PARK — We cancelled the Grant Park Farmers Market for the first time ever yesterday because of lightning in the area. To help our vendors who have perishable products, we’ll be hosting a smaller pop-up market today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the market site. Watsonia Farms will have the first peaches of the spring from Monetta, S.C. These organic peaches are in limited supply, so be sure to get there early! Also, stop by Le Tre Lune Farm for the first blueberries of the season. We'll have many of your favorite farmers and vendors, including dinner options. So, bring your friends and family to this one-time event. RSVP and help spread the word on facebook here. The Pop Up Market will be held in the regular market …
An Atlanta city councilor has proposed regulating where gun ranges can be located? Our Question of the Week: do you agree?
The Atlanta City Council may vote on an ordinance this week that would restrict gun ranges from locating within 800 feet of residential neighborhoods, schools and churches. The proposed ordinance, sponsored by Atlanta City Councilwoman Yolanda Adrean, was prompted when a shooting range announced plans to open in Loring Heights, a West Atlanta neighborhood. The 30,000-square-foot proposed project on Bishop street would replace a plumbing supply building, and would have 24 indoor firing lanes. So our Patch Question of the Week is, would you want an indoor shooting range in your community? Are these facilities safe, or do you think they're too dangerous? Take our Patch poll and share your thoughts and opinions in our Comments section below…