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Movies in the Park Comes to District 4 and 6

 Movies in the Park Comes to District 4 and 6

It's the time of year where you crave the opportunity to enjoy Atlanta's parks and recreation and you don't need an excuse to bring out the lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Atlanta City Councilmembers Cleta Winslow, Michael Julian Bond and Alex Wan have teamed up with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs for Movies in the Park during the month of May. What an awesome way to enjoy a classic movie complimentary with friends and family!

Movies Dates and Locations:

"The Karate Kid" Saturday, May 14 Pittman Park, 950 Garibaldi Street, S.E.

"Despicable Me" Thursday, May 19 Sunken Garden, 1000 E. Rock Springs Rd, N.E. 

"Shrek: The Final Chapter" Saturday, May 21 Howell Park, 983 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, S.W. 

All Parks rules apply.

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of public pools in the area for you, your family and friends to take a dip and cool off in the heat of the summer sun.

With an economy like ours, it’s imperative that people look for a bargain wherever they can and public pools offer fun with that’s easy on the pockets. Check out these local pools and enjoy a classic, cost-effective, exciting summertime experience.

City of Atlanta

City pools open on Memorial Day at 11:00 a.m. Daily rates are $4 for adults and $2 for children and senior citizens. Facilities include:

Grant Park is located at 25 Park Avenue in Atlanta.

Powell Park is located at 1690 M.L. King Drive in Atlanta.

John A.

Turner Construction Company Announces New LEED Gold Certified Cobb County Superior Courthouse

Turner Construction Company Announces New LEED Gold Certified Cobb County Superior Courthouse

 

The Cobb County Superior Courthouse in Marietta received its LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council on April 25.  It is the largest LEED Gold certified courthouse in the Southeast. Turner Construction led the design/build effort with design partners Pieper O’Brien Herr Architects and HDR.

“Cobb County had requested a LEED certified project, and Turner and the design/build team were able to deliver the LEED Gold project approximately three months ahead of schedule and give back to the county approximately $1 million,” said Turner Construction Company project manager Winston Williams Jr.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Atlanta Gives Back, Pet Parade, Dead Prez

WEEKEND EVENTS: Atlanta Gives Back, Pet Parade, Dead Prez

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Join 11Alive and the Atlanta Humane Society for the 21st Annual Pet Parade on Saturday, May 7. The parade starts at Piedmont Park at 11:00 a.m. and features 11Alive’s own, John Gerard and Chesley McNeil as the Grand Marshalls. Registration for pets starts at 9:00 a.m. and the event ends around 1:00 p.m. Registration for a pet and a parent is $35, on Saturday morning. Piedmont Park is located at 1071 Piedmont Avenue in Atlanta.

Revolutionary hip-hop duo, Dead Prez will headline a concert at Masquerade on Friday, May 6. The two-some, composed of stic.man and M-1 are known for their “raw” and “in-your-face” style of lyricism.

LOCAL PROFILE: Piedmont Park

LOCAL PROFILE: Piedmont Park

ATLANTA, Ga. – Often called the quintessential city park, Piedmont Park, has something for everyone. Situated in the middle of the city, this park offers fishing, playgrounds, swimming, tennis, skating and even movie viewings.

Atlanta’s “Common Ground” since 1904, the park is the destination for “ITP” residents or city dwellers, every weekend. The main green or The Meadow is the main area for congregation; dogs and their owners or groups of friends playing ball games, usually, use this area for their activities.

Grilling isn’t allowed in the park; however, there are designated areas for people who want to use them. Park goers can fish in Clara Meer, which was created for the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition; the lake is filled with many of the local common species. The park features basketball courts and tennis courts, also.

Participate in One of Five Atlanta BeltLine Study Groups: Transit Implementation Strategy

Participate in One of Five Atlanta BeltLine Study Groups: Transit Implementation Strategy

ATLANTA – (submitted by the Atlanta Beltline) Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is developing a strategy to implement transit for the Atlanta BeltLine. In 2012, voters in the Atlanta region will be given the opportunity to approve a 1% sales tax for transit and transportation projects. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Second annual “Brew Your Cask Off” Cask Ale Festival, March 5th

Second annual “Brew Your Cask Off” Cask Ale Festival, March 5th

ATLANTA – (360 Media) From restaurants to media, first-time brewers to home brewing clubs, SweetWater Brewing Company has gathered an extensive and exciting list of participants for their second annual “Brew Your Cask Off” Cask Ale Festival.  Join us March 5, 2011 from 6-10pm as attendees are invited to try the recently crafted casks from more than 80 guest brewers.

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  • Meehan’s Public House
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