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Call For Artists to Display Artwork on the Atlanta Beltline

Call For Artists to Display Artwork on the Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by the 4thWA) Following the success of its inaugural year, “Art on the Atlanta BeltLine,” the City’s first-ever temporary art exhibit in the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from artists for a new temporary public art program in the fall of 2011. Artists throughout Atlanta’s eclectic communities are encouraged to submit proposals that marry their artistic visions with the landscape and sustainability themes of the City’s comprehensive redevelopment project.

Proposals should reflect the historic, environmental, cultural, functional, urban design and/or aesthetic parameters of the potential sites and should be well-researched by the candidates. The submission deadline is March 28, 2011. The RFP can be found online at  <http://art.beltline.org> art.beltline.org and is available for download now. 

Installation will begin the week of July 25, 2011. Projects must be installed no later than August 31. A timeline and installation schedule will be developed with each artist or artist team.

Three workshops will be hosted to provide additional information and answer questions around this exciting project:

Meet William T. Moore, Atlanta Medical Center's New CEO

Meet William T. Moore, Atlanta Medical Center's New CEO

ATLANTA -- William T. Moore, chief executive officer of Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta, was named chairman elect of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) at the association’s annual convention on Feb. 2 in Atlanta. He will succeed 2011 Chairman Lance B. Duke, president and chief executive officer of The Medical Center in Columbus.

Since 2001, Moore has served as president and CEO of Atlanta Medical Center, a Tenet Healthcare facility. Prior to serving in that position, he served as Tenet Healthcare’s initial CEO of South Fulton Medical Center, where he was instrumental in transitioning the hospital out of financial instability.

City of Atlanta Malaise

City of Atlanta Malaise

Mayor Reed, at his speech to the Atlanta Press Club last week, Monday January 31, 2011, said there was a *pall* over Atlanta. And that we citizens needed to snap out of it, and look to some big, pie-in-the-sky dreaming and mutual, hot stuff kinda projects to get us over our dark funk.

 

The thing about living in COA (City of Atlanta, and I have for over 20 years now) is that it is a city mired in deep, determined, and wearisome bureaucracy.

4thWard Alliance February Meeting: Featuring the OLD FOURTH WARD PATROL - 2/10 @ 6:30 PM

4thWard Alliance February Meeting: Featuring the OLD FOURTH WARD PATROL - 2/10 @ 6:30 PM

Atlanta, GA--  The feature of the February O4W meeting will be a presentation/information session on the Old Fourth Ward Patrol.

The O4WP is a privately funded public safety patrol organized by O4W residents that will launch in the spring of this year and will focus its efforts on proactive community based policing in its patrol area in the Old Fourth Ward.

For years residents have wanted a public safety patrol in O4W, and now it is becoming a reality. Lt. Isom, the retired APD officer who will run the patrol, will be on hand with us to introduce himself to the community and to provide an opportunity to meet him.

Learn the Basics of the City of Atlanta Neighborhood Stabilization Program - Sat., Feb. 5

Learn the Basics of the City of Atlanta Neighborhood Stabilization Program - Sat., Feb. 5

The City of Atlanta’s Department of Planning and Community Development has the responsibility for administrative oversight, management and implementation of the city’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). 

It is designed to help revitalize neighborhoods and address the national foreclosure crisis.  NSP grants allow municipalities to purchase abandoned, bank-owned foreclosures to help stabilize communities hit hardest by the crisis.  

On Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, the city's Office of Housing is hosting a public information session.  The community is invited to attend the free event.  Here are the details:

NSP Public Information Session: Saturday, Feb, 5, 2011 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Old Council Chambers, 68 Mitchell Street.

More Important Information about the City of Atlanta NSP:

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Share Your Vision for the City of Atlanta with City Planners - Attend a Community Meeting

Share Your Vision for the City of Atlanta with City Planners - Attend a Community Meeting

MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND!

The City of Atlanta Office of Planning is working with all citizens, businesses and community groups in the development of the 2011 Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP).  You're invited to attend any of the first round of meetings of the 2011 CDP to share your vision for Atlanta and to discuss issues and opportunities, as we work to develop a blueprint for city growth and development. Community meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. and meeting dates are as follows:

  • Feb. 3, 2011 - Adamsville Recreation Center, 365 Cleveland Ave., SE
  • Feb. 7, 2011 - Hillside Facility, 1301 Monroe Drive, NE
  • Feb. 10, 2011 - Martha Brown UMC, 468 Moreland Ave.
  • Feb. 15, 2011 - Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3003 Howell Mill Rd., NW, Room B-110
  • Feb. 17, 2011 - Mt.

A Not-So-Average Brew Pub in O4W

A Not-So-Average Brew Pub in O4W

Ever watch “Cheers” and wish that bar was in your neighborhood? Well, if you live in O4W, it is.

P’cheen, as its neighborhood regulars call it, boasts being an international bistro and pub, however, southerners’ shouldn’t shy away from it. This bar is still, in some ways, the classic southern bar with its wooden interior, fully stocked bar, bbq, low –country boil and a patio.

The Bistro and Pub located on Highland Walk offers more than 20 wines by the glass, microbrews and a number of domestic ales, both, bottled and draught. With all due respect, along with their bevy of booze; P’cheen, which is closed on Monday, offers an “All You Can Eat” Low-Country Boil on Wednesdays and during the springtime, introduce their in-house smoked BBQ on Monday. This year the weekly BBQ will begin on March 21st.

Unfortunately, guests are subject to PARK Atlanta but parking in this area is bountiful.