atlanta: Activities for this Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta, GA - 05/22/20 01:16 PM
How to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend By Atlanta Parent Editorial . May 10, 2020 iStock
Summer fun is just around the corner! Try these special events and activities during your Memorial three-day weekend. Also check out our list of 250 Fun Things To Do in Atlanta With Kids for more ideas.
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Virtual Events: Alpharetta Memorial Day Tribute This annual event includes music, posting of colors, a performance of the national anthem, keynote speaker, laying of the wreath, rifle salute and more.
Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony Dunwoody’s Mayor Lynn Deutsch will lead this year’s virtual celebration of Memorial Day.
National Park Service Virtual Memorial Day … (4 comments)

atlanta: Atlanta, GA still growing and employing.... - 01/20/20 01:25 PM
Population and Employment TrendsYou can’t talk about supply and demand within the housing market without touching on population growth. And Atlanta’s population trend over the last few years can be summed up with two words: gradual growth.
The population of the city and surrounding area has grown gradually over the last few years. This brings more demand into the local real estate market, on both the rental and purchase side. As of 2017 (when the last measurement was taken) the city of Atlanta had a population of around 486,290. The broader metro area had a population of around 5.8 million during that … (6 comments)

atlanta: Have home prices in North Atlanta hit their peak? - 05/13/19 06:34 AM
Local home sales market nears its peak, agents say Posted by Reporter Newspapers | Apr 7, 2019
The white-hot housing market in Buckhead and top end Perimeter neighborhoods may be hitting its peak as prices rise above salaries, two experienced local real estate agents say. For now, Brookhaven is the hottest area, especially as long commute times drive some homebuying decisions.
“Families are feeling priced out of Buckhead’s new construction and smaller homes,” says John Mason of Harry Norman Realtors’ Dunwoody-based Atlanta Perimeter office. “The Brookhaven market is much stronger than Sandy Springs or Dunwoody.”
John Mason of Harry Norman Realtors.
Kelly Marsh of … (1 comments)

atlanta: Holiday sights in and around Atlanta: Botanical Garden - 12/14/18 01:47 PM
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights returns with new features and crowd favorites – including new music and motion for last year’s buzz-worthy spectacle, Nature’s Wonders. 
This year brings the debut of the Skylights Lounge in the Skyline Garden. Plus, several larger-than-life plant giants from Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time will be awash in holiday glow.
See the Ice Goddess and Tunnel of Light along with the Orchestral Orbs, Radiant Rainforest, Model Trains and other favorites that continue to make the exhibition a must-see holiday tradition

atlanta: Rock Blasting at I-285 / GA400 expansion site... - 09/22/18 11:37 AM
Granite blasting along I-285 in Sandy Springs to last 6 monthsMay 14th, 2018
Please be advised of upcoming blasting conducted by GDOT contractors which will take place along I-285:
Georgia Department of Transportation construction partners will begin blasting granite along I-285 westbound between Ashford Dunwoody Road and the Perimeter Center Parkway overpass on Thursday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m. The blasting operation requires traffic pacing on I-285 eastbound and westbound and on Perimeter Center Parkway. Blasting operations will occur Monday through Thursday during the daytime twice a week for approximately six months.
I-285 eastbound traffic pacing will occur from Roswell … (1 comments)

atlanta: Why do the Schools in Atlanta-Metro start so early? - 07/27/18 12:56 PM
Why Do Metro Atlanta Schools Start So Early? Martha Dalton • Jul 25, 2017Share Students at some Atlanta Public Schools have already resumed classes. Credit Alison Guillory / WABE  Sponsored Content Sponsored Content Sponsored Content 1:42 | Play story Add to My ListIn My List In some parts of the U.S., kids go back to school after Labor Day.
However, that’s not the case for students in metro Atlanta’s public schools. In fact, some students in the Atlanta Public Schools have returned to class already. Cobb County students return July 31.
Hear the broadcast version of this story. 1:42  
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atlanta: WalletHub names Atlanta Traffic worst in America! - 07/16/18 12:07 PM
By Guest Columnist CARL HOLT, an avid promoter of bicycling who volunteered as project manager for the installation of Atlanta’s first bike corral, in the Kirkwood neighborhood
Gov. Nathan Deal stood at the North Wing stairs of the Georgia State Capitol on June 19 to announce the State of Georgia will issue $100 million bonds for a bus rapid transit project in North Fulton County. Deal was surrounded by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle (a candidate for governor), House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), and a group of elected officials representing the state and Fulton County.
Carl Holt
The BRT project will be … (1 comments)

atlanta: Tons of Eggs-iting Easter Events in Atlanta, GA - 03/25/18 02:18 PM
2018 Guide to Easter Egg Hunts Around AtlantaBy Atlanta Parent Editorial . March 22, 2018
Here comes Peter Cottontail…and that means Easter egg hunts around Atlanta! Bring your baskets, sacks and baggies, and participate in one of the many Easter egg hunts and eggstravaganzas this spring. Here are some ideas for Easter games and ways to fill an Easter basket.
Easter Egg Scramble at Laurel Park, MariettaEgg hunt by ages with candy and prizes; visit with the Easter Bunny afterward for pictures at Laurel Park in Marietta. March 23.
Natural Egg Dyeing at Atlanta Botanical GardenUse dyes from plants and learn about them while decorating … (0 comments)

atlanta: ATLANTA during the Holiday Season: so much to see! - 12/07/17 01:59 PM
Things to Do in Atlanta on Christmas and the Holiday Season Atlanta sparkles with traditional and delightful holiday events that fill the air with anticipation and excitement for the season to come. Enjoy iconic Atlanta Christmas events, Hanukkah celebrations and Kwanzaa traditions and discover what's new this season. The possibilities are endless with so many things to do in Atlanta at Christmas time and the holidays. Start making your plans today!

Explore more Atlanta holiday fun and entertainment taking place throughout the season and find great deals on hotel packages from Stone Mountain and Buckhead, as well as discounts on tickets to … (1 comments)

atlanta: MARTA: New Northridge Road Station, Planning Meeting - 03/22/16 06:51 AM
When: March 28, 2016, 6:00-8:00 PM
Where: Sherwood Event Hall (8610 Roswell Road #200, Sandy Springs, GA 30350)
The City of Sandy Springs invites you to roll up your sleeves and provide ideas for the future of the North Springs and new MARTA station areas. At this hands-on work session, you will have an opportunity to:
Discuss your hopes and expectations for these areas. Collaborate with others to develop ideas regarding how these areas might look and function in the future. Explore conceptual options for each station area. Spanish translation will be provided. Kid-friendly activities will also be available.

atlanta: Georgia Milestone Student Testing Explanation - 02/04/16 06:06 AM
I am continually asked these questions from my clients, out-of-state transferees with children, and fellow Realtors.... testing results aren't everything, but they are a darn good barameter of overall student performance in a particular school!
What is the purpose of Georgi​a Milestones?
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is designed to provide information about how well students are mastering the state-adopted content standards in the core content areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  Importantly, Georgia Milestones is designed to provide students with critical information abo​u​t their own achievement and their readiness for their next level of learning – be it the … (0 comments)

atlanta: N Atlanta Commuters scream for MARTA expansion - 11/18/15 03:43 AM
If there is one thing metro Atlanta is known for, it’s the traffic. But MARTA Board Chairman Robert Ashe has grand plans to change that. These plans include nearly $8 billion in funding over the next several decades as well as significant improvements and expansion projects, notably expanding rail services to Windward Parkway in Fulton County and in DeKalb County.
MARTA prides itself on being one of the top 10 transportation systems in the country. Their mission is only going to get greater as Atlanta’s population continues to grow and spread out in the metro area.
They estimate their services have moved over … (0 comments)

atlanta: Enjoy Atlanta during the Fourth of July Weekend - 06/24/15 06:09 AM
Things to Do in Atlanta on the 4th of July Fourth of July in Atlanta offers a host of traditional activities through which visitors and residents alike can celebrate the nation's birthday! Along with a burgeoning slate of barbecue and concert options, fireworks remain the marquee attraction on Independence Day, and Atlanta offers no shortage of locales that wow.
Fourth of July Fireworks DisplaysCentennial Olympic Park and Turner Field illuminate the skies over Downtown Atlanta with vibrant firework displays each Fourth of July. Enjoy food and fun from 6 p.m. until night at Centennial Olympic Park, or celebrate with America's Pastime … (0 comments)

atlanta: Atlanta's strong Real Estate Market driven by JOBS - 02/26/15 12:08 AM
The Atlanta region is showing strong job growth and strong levels of single-family home permits, according to a new report from Metrostudy Corp.
The residential real estate research firm's fourth quarter Atlanta Housing Report found net jobs in Atlanta through December 2014 increased by 67,400 positions, up 2.6 percent year-over-year. Atlanta ended the year as the No. 8 most populous MSA in the country, No. 7 for job growth and No. 3 for single family building permits. Foreclosure activity has hit a twelve year low and resale inventory remains low.
In other words, all key metrics point towards stronger housing growth … (0 comments)

atlanta: Peach Bowl, Peach Drop, New Year's Eve in Atlanta - 12/30/14 10:45 PM
                          Peach Bowl festivities: What to do even if you don't watch football  Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Parade
This annual parade celebrates football in Atlanta and the two teams competing later that day. The parade features floats, antique cars, marching bands and cheerleaders.
8 a.m. Dec. 31, launching from the intersection of Peachtree and Baker streets and ending at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Ole Miss Alumni Gamewatch
Are you an Ole Miss fan? The school’s official game-watching headquarters all season has been the Black Bear Tavern in Buckhead. Come join fellow Rebels who won’t be in the Georgia Dome.
11 a.m. … (2 comments)

atlanta: Incredibly fun things to do for Halloween in Atlanta! - 10/13/14 04:28 AM
Atlanta Georgia Aquarium Georgia A-Scary-Um
October 31-November 1, 2014
Kids 12 and under can receive FREE admission!*
Join us this October 31 – November 2, 2014, when Georgia Aquarium transforms into Georgia A-Scary-Um, a safe and friendly environment for the whole family to have fun in costume and trick-or-treat! Kids 12 and under in costume will receive FREE general admission with each paid adult or Annual Pass holder.* There will be music, games, contests and SPOOK-tacular prizes for all!
Find more info here.
Children’s Museum Trick or Treat!
Saturday, October 25,  6:30PM – 8:30PM
Join us for our annual Halloween event: … (0 comments)

atlanta: MARTA, Atlanta Heavy Rail Commuter Service Looking to Expand Northward - 07/01/14 09:01 AM
When the enemy — in this case, big-city transit — seems intent on invading your neighborhood, you can bet the opposition will be out in force.
That’s how it started, at least, when MARTA held an information session on a potential rail expansion north on Ga. 400. About 100 local residents packed the meeting room at Dunwoody Community Church. It was standing room only.
Atlanta Forward: Transportation Agency is committed to the best routes Before the transit agency made its presentation, the locals, most of them older residents, streamed past maps that showed a potential route along the east side of … (0 comments)

atlanta: Memorial Day Weekend's Atlanta Jazz Festival - 05/22/14 02:05 AM
Atlanta Jazz Festival Announces Schedule In Piedmont Park For May 23-25 Atlanta, GA — “This year’s Atlanta Jazz Festival promises to be one of our best,” says Camille Russell Love, Director of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “We are presenting a diverse lineup of artists from around the world, and because we are blessed with a wealth of talent here in Atlanta, we’ve added a third stage in Piedmont Park for local artists. There will be no grilling at the festival this year so we have adjusted our dates in Piedmont Park to run from Friday through … (0 comments)

atlanta: When is the right time to downsize? - 03/31/14 01:37 AM
As a Realtor serving the suburbs of North Atlanta, I am confronted on a weekly basis with questions from potential home sellers; "when is the right time to downsize?"  I never seem to have a firm or standard answer to that question so I pose it to many of you:
1. When the last of your kids has actually moved out (or at least you think they have)?
2. When the dog that has urinated all over the carpet has passed away?
3. When you have finally retired for good?
4. When your Grandchildren have learned to drive?
5. When all or … (3 comments)

atlanta: St. Patrick's Day Savannah Georgia Southern-Style!!!! - 03/10/14 04:28 AM
Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration 2014 March 17th: Savannah will truly paint the town green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, a favorite holiday in Georgia’s First City. Named after Ireland’s beloved Patron Saint, St. Patrick’s Day enjoys a lively and spirited annual celebration in Savannah, in what has become one of the largest festivals in the Southeast.
The 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade will officially kick off on Sunday, March 2nd, Grand Marshal Public Investiture at the Savannah Civic Center at 2:45 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day is Monday, March 17th, St. Partrick’s Day Parade is Monday, March 17th, 2014. More … (0 comments)

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