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Historic Fourth Ward Park (H4WP) Opens Along BeltLine

Historic Fourth Ward Park (H4WP) Opens Along BeltLine

ATLANTA – The construction fences are down and the new O4W Park is ready for visitors. This park is the first addition to open along the newly renovated Beltline.

Historic Fourth Ward Park (H4WP) is a 35-acre Atlanta green space stretching roughly from North Avenue to Freedom Parkway. It is the first new Atlanta Beltline Park. Its first phase of construction, consisting of a stormwater detention pond that will become the central amenity of the larger park, broke ground on October 15, 2008.

For more info about the Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy, check out the Conservancy’s website at http://www.h4wpc.com/. Please consider joining the Conservancy to have a voice in the betterment of your neighborhood.

Intown ACE Hardware Offers 15% Discount to VaHi Residents

Intown ACE Hardware Offers 15% Discount to VaHi Residents

ATLANTA -- In wake of the recent crimes occouring in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood, the VaHi neighborhood Ace Hardware store on North Highland Avenue is offering residents a 15% discount on all motion sensor lighting.

According to Phillip Ramsey, the Electornics Manager at the store, "the products range from $11 on the lower end to about $40 on the higher end". The Intown Ace Hardware store is offering this discount for the entire month of February. And, this location offers 14 different products that can be classified as motion sensors.  

Most of the products are in-store, however, orders for out-of-stock items are placed on Wednesday and usually arrive on Friday morning. 

The Intown Ace Hardware is located at 854 North Highland Avenue in Northeast Atlanta.

Trees Atlanta To Plant Trees on Beltline Aboretum

Trees Atlanta To Plant Trees on Beltline Aboretum

ATLANTA – This Saturday, February 19th, Trees Atlanta will be planting the WABE Grove within the Beltline Aboretum, from 9:00a.m until noon, to mark the 171st Anniversary of Georgia Arbor Day.

You are invited to help us plant more than 2,500 sapplings, but first you'll need to sign-up on Trees Atlanta's Volunteer Registration Page.

The special WABE Grove will include native species trees, hand selected for their ability to thrive in our area.  We hope you'll join us for this time.

Since 1985, Trees Atlanta has planted and distributed more than 75,000 trees and engaged a volunteer corps

Free Tours of the Atlanta BeltLine

Free Tours of the Atlanta BeltLine

ATLANTA -- (Atlanta Beltline) The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership offers a free, narrated bus tour of the Atlanta BeltLine on Friday and Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m.  Climb aboard the BeltLine tour bus and sit back to learn about the Atlanta BeltLine concept and history; to hear details and updates regarding project planning, implementation and development; and to witness first-hand the transformative effect the project will have on Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods and the City of Atlanta.  As thousands of Atlantans have experienced for themselves, there is simply no better way to learn about the Atlanta BeltLine than to take a tour! 

         

Atlanta BeltLine tours depart from the Inman Park MARTA station, located at 1055 Deka

Get a Jump on Spring Landscaping! Free Educational Program

Get a Jump on Spring Landscaping! Free Educational Program

Spring is just around the corner! Get a jump-start on your outdoor living plans Saturday, March 12, from 11 a.m.-noon. Eric King, ASLA, owner of King Landscaping, and Rick Goldstein, a registered architect and co-owner of MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers], will share decades of experience creating inviting outdoor living spaces.

"Easy Hardscaping" is a free crash course that will showcase the best (and worst) ideas in building patios, walks and walls for your home landscape. It will be held at the MOSAIC office, located at 2358 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300.

Feel free to invite a friend. To R.S.V.P., send an e-mail with your name and the number of attendees to sylvia@mosaicgroupatlanta.com or call 770.670.6022. Space is limited.

 

Department of Watershed Management Issues Irrigation System Reminder

 Department of Watershed Management Issues Irrigation System Reminder

Via the Department of Watershed Management -- The Department of Watershed Management reminds its customers that irrigation systems should be shut down when the temperatures drop below freezing to prevent overspray from freezing on sidewalks and streets and causing accidents/injuries. Irrigation systems installed after 2007 must by law have rain sensors that shut the system down when it is raining or when temperatures fall below 32 degrees F. 

Dignitaries Break Ground for The Eastside Trail, Beltline

On October 30th, representatives from the Atlanta City Council, the Atlanta Beltline Inc., PATH Foundation and Kaiser Permanente of Georgia broke ground for one of the most talked-about developments in Atlanta, the Eastside Trail.

As a result of generous donations of private funding from the Sarah and Jim Kennedy/PATH Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, and with the support of Mayor Kasim Reed, the development Eastside Trail timeline is imminent. The groundbreaking ceremony will mark the beginning of construction on the 2.5-mile segment of trail running from DeKalb Avenue to 10th Street and Monroe Drive at the tip of Piedmont Park, which is projected to be complete in summer of 2011.

The new Eastside Trail will be a 14-foot wide concrete multi-use trail in the Atlanta BeltLine right-of-way which will connect Piedmont Park, the new Historic Fourth Ward Park which is now under construction, and the Freedom Park trail.