Monday, May 6, 2013
Ormewood Park Playground was one of five to be awarded.
ORMEWOOD PARK — Dr Pepper Snapple Group and national non-profit KaBOOM! awarded five recipients, including Ormewood Park Playground, a $15,000 Let’s Play Video Contest Grant following a national voting competition. In March, Ormewood Park Playground submitted a compelling video about its playground project and was selected as one of 10 finalists to advance to the national voting competition between April 9-26. By finishing in the top five, Ormewood Park Playground was awarded the $15,000 Let’s Play Video Contest Grant. “I’m excited to see our community come together to build an awesome play space,” Cindy Cahalen, Director of the Ormewood School, said in a statement. “Now that we've secured the grant, it's really time for us to get to work…
Monday, April 29, 2013
Gunman took victim's Mazda 3 and purse.
ORMEWOOD PARK — A woman was robbed outside her Gilbert Street home Monday morning, Atlanta police said. The victim told investigators she was leaving her home in the 900 block of Gilbert Street at about 8:45 a.m. when a teen armed with a gray or silver handgun approached her, pointed it at her and demanded her purse and car keys. After she complied, he got in her black, 2007 Mazda 3, backed out into the street and speed off and drove south on Gilbert. The gunman is described as black, 13 to 15 years old, 5'8" tall, with a high Afro cut hairstyle. He was last seen wearing a dark pull-over, blue jeans, a white tee-shirt and a red bandanna across his face. A witness in the 900 block of Moreland Avenue told police he saw a youth fitting that …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Ormewood Park Playground is one of 10 finalists for the 2013 Let’s Play Video Contest.
Friday, April 19, 2013
ANCS invites runners, walkers and even strollers (sorry, no actual wolves or dogs allowed) to the second annual Run with the Wolves 5K, 1 Mile and Health Fair on Saturday, April 20 in Ormewood Park.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group and national non-profit KaBOOM! have announced the Ormewood Park Playground as one of 10 finalists for the 2013 'Let’s Play' video contest.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Ormewood School and Ormewood Park Presbyterian Church are excited to build a new playground for the Ormewood community!
ORMEWOOD PARK — This community knows unstructured playground fun can make an enormous difference on the well-being and health of a child. That's why The Ormewood School along with Ormewood Park Presbyterian are building a great new play space. According to a news release, the park will be located at 1071 Delaware Ave. SE, and will be open to the entire community. The group's first step "was to apply for a KaBOOM! grant, which we did through their "Our Dream Playground" video contest," said Cindy Cahalen, Ormewood School director. The results of the grant proposal are expected any day now, but regardless of the grant, Cahalen said "we are still committed to building a playground and we'll need your help with everything including planning, …
Friday, February 22, 2013
$15 million in bonds will be issued to offset some costs related to refurbishing.
The Urban Residential Finance Authority voted Thursday to issue up to $15 million in bonds for the upcoming refurbishing of the Trestletree Village apartment complexes in Ormewood Park and Grant Park. The vote was unanimous. Denver-based Community Housing Concepts Inc. purchased the Trestletree properties in 2012, which includes the the 80-unit Trestletree North at 794 Ormewood Ave. SE in Grant Park and the 108-unit Trestletree South at 904 Confederate Court SE in Ormewood Park. The company is projecting it will spend $22.8 million on the project, which includes the acquisition costs.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
A tractor trailer was sliced open as it tried to pass under the 13-foot bridge.
UPDATED (4:18 p.m., Feb. 21): The street has been reopened. Original Post: GRANT PARK — The stretch of East Confederate Avenue that was closed following a an incident that invloved a tractor trailer that slammed into railroad crossing overpass is expected to reopen later today, according to CSX Corp. "CSX expects to have the road open to vehicular traffic later today," Carla Groleau, a spokeswoman for the Jacksonville-based railroad company, told East Atlanta Patch in a statement. "The company apologizes for the inconvenience to neighbors, and thanks local law enforcement for their assistance." The closure follows an incident Wednesday evening in which a tractor trailer clearly did not have enough headroom to clear the 12'-11" high bridge …
Urban Residential Finance Authority is to hold second vote on issuance of up to $15 million in bonds.
The Urban Residential Finance Authority is expected to take a second vote Feb. 21 on the proposal to issue up to $15 million in bonds for a planned redevelopment of the Trestletree Village apartment complexes in Ormewood Park and Grant Park. This second vote, which is required, follows the Dec. 20 approval the finance authority body already gave to the project. It is slightly less than the $15.6 million sought and approved in the earlier vote. Trestletree Village, which provides federally subsidized housing, includes the 80-unit Trestletree North at 794 Ormewood Ave. SE in Grant Park and the 108-unit Trestletree South at 904 Confederate Court SE in Ormewood Park. The finance authority is part of Invest Atlanta, the city's chief economic …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Homage to times with his dad.
GLENWOOD PARK — When celebrity Chef Kevin Gillespie announced his planned departure from Woodfire Grill last year to open an eatery here, residents were ecstatic. After all, Gillespie is a Top Chef alum and widely celebrated in the culinary arts world with multiple nominations for the James Beard Foundation’s “Rising Star Chef of the Year” award and a nomination for Food & Wine's “The People’s Best New Chef." And he's a resident of neighboring Ormewood Park to boot. So fans are looking forward to the eatery, which has a planned spring opening in the retail space at the corner of Garrett Street and Bill Kennedy Way. What has people scratching their heads, though, is the choice of name for the restaurant: Gunshow. The Atlanta native …