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Baby Bird

July 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Meet Baby Bird…

Baby Bird is the youngest of her flock. She is also the biggest girl in the bunch.

She is a city chicken hailing from East Atlanta where she shares the backyard of Rebecca & Joe with her pals.

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Blondie

June 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Meet Blondie…

This month’s chicken hails from East Atlanta.

Blondie is a silkie. She lives in a really cool coop in the backyard of Rebecca and Joe. Blondie shares her coop with her flock of 4 other chickens.

She’s a pretty little thing with a blondish to red coat, who enjoys dust baths.

It was nice to meet you Blondie 🙂

Thanks to Rebecca for the tour!

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EAV Farmers Market is back!

May 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Today is the opening day of the farmers market in East Atlanta. This year the market has moved to a new location at 561 Flat Shoals Ave (across from the Midway).

Our local neighborhood market has grown other the past few years and was voted ‘Best Outdoors Farmers Market’ in 2010 by Creative Loafing readers.

With the award of a $50,000 grant, the EAV Farmers Market will spread it’s message about good, local food to provide cooking classes and community garden work around the community. We will also see the grant at work with weekly chef demos at the market.

Mark your calendar, grab your basket and walk down to the EAV Farmers Market every Thursday from May – November, 4-8pm.

photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/photon_de/2700323949/

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Earth Day – Tire Roundup

April 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Grab your gloves! It is time for the annual tire round in honor of Earth Day.  The tire collection  is  sponsored each year by city council member  Natalyn Archibong. Atlanta neighbors have a friendly competition to see which neighborhood can collect the most tire. East Atlanta has had the ‘honor’ of winning this contest numerous times with approximately 1,000 tires being collected.

The big round up will take place on Saturday April 16th from 8am – 1pm.  You can drop off tires at Armor Tire from 9am – 12pm, Armor is located at 1326 Glenwood Ave. There will also be multiple areas around EAV where tires will be corralled and then picked up on the 16th.

Volunteers are always needed on the day of the round up to collect tires and take them to the city drop off point. If you can’t volunteer, please make sure to cheer the volunteers on and give them a big thank you!

photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbanmkr/215372789/

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Methane gas

September 29, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Last week my husband called me while he was on his way into work and said there were police, fire, gas trucks and the EPA out in front of the Urban Loft townhomes on Maynard Terrace.  My initial thought was that maybe they found a meth lab. Good news is that I was wrong. However, a different type of meth was found… Methane gas.

According to the AJC, it was determined that there were high levels of methane gas in the air. Thank goodness it was not detected inside the residences.

CBS news reported “that a lot of tree material and leaf material” was found 10 feet under ground. That material is decomposing and emitting gas.

I have no idea what the long term fix for the issue is. I can only imagine how the homeowners feel. And my real estate head wonders what effect, if any, this will have on their property values.

Mindy

East Atlanta

2010 Strut

September 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

I have lived in East Atlanta for 11 years.  In those years I have rarely missed a strut.The Marching Abominables at the 2010 EAV Strut The Strut it is our Village’s annual festival. The streets are closed down to traffic and instead filled with artist booths, food vendors and music stages.

This year it was icky hot, we hopped on our bikes and made it to the Village in time to see the parade.  I even scored a spot on the curb in the shade. We were thrilled again to see The Seed & Feed Marching Abominable band in the parade.

This year I found myself thinking back to the first Strut I attended which was really more like a block party. Our little Strut is all grown up now with corporate sponsors and everything. As usual I ran into many folks that I had not seen in ages. I spent a little money supporting the artists and I spent more time than I ever have just chilling and listening to music. I really enjoyed the variety of music offered this year. There were 3 stages sponsored by local radio stations that had performances going from 10 am to 10pm. I particularly enjoyed Grinder Nova, Uncle Daddy & The Kissing Cousins, Herman Put Down The Gun and Tiger Tiger. One stage was located in front of Brannen Towers and I found myself wondering what the elderly community there thought of really loud bands playing in the street under their windows!

The King of Pops was a huge hit. I have never seen so many people eating popsicles. Oh and I tried Fried Collard Greens. Yummy but not easy to eat since you end up with a teeth full of greenery.

See you strutting next September! Mindy

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