A couple of weeks ago I attended the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Tour, a free walking tour led by Trees Atlanta docents. The tour is a great way to see the Beltline’s latest progress and learn about the horticultural considerations of the project.
Our tour began on a Saturday at 10:00am directly behind Parish restaurant at N. Highland Steel. We were greeted by Kate Baltzell, education coordinator at Trees Atlanta, and Rich Sussman, Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Docent and Central Fulton Master Gardener, who led our tour. Roughly 20 people joined us on the tour which began on time. Continue reading
Peanut butter and jelly. Bert and Ernie. Salt and pepper. Homer and Marge.
What do all these things have in common? They are all two great things that go great together. Just like our beloved new Atlanta BeltLine and art! If you’ve explored the Eastside Trail since it opened officially a few months back, you’ve no doubt noticed the interesting and interactive artworks presented along the path. Did you know those pieces were likely submitted as concepts by artists just like you? And good news for those who want to submit new works – the Atlanta BeltLine recently issued a request for proposal for Fall 2013 installations! Continue reading
Grab your friends and head to the Masquerade this Saturday, January 26, from 2:00-7:00pm for the Atlanta Winter Beer Festival! According to my iPhone, it’s going to be a sunny 52 degrees Saturday – perfect for hanging out with friends, beer, food and music. (Though if 52 degrees is not quite warm enough for you, know that the event takes place mostly inside and in tents. If the weather holds up, you’ll also be able to enjoy some time outside.) Continue reading
2013 is off to a great start for the Atlanta BeltLine. Here’s an update on a big news item for the Old Fourth Ward.
Just before the new year, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. acquired property to connect the Eastside Trail with Historic Fourth Ward Park! Once this link is made, the Eastside Trail will be connected to three major Atlanta parks – Piedmont Park, the Freedom Park Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park. The path will run just south of North Avenue and will allow current and future area residents (including those who move in to the Perennial Properties luxury apartment building under construction at North Avenue and Somerset) to access the park without ever getting in a car. Continue reading
It hasn’t even been open for two full months yet, but Atlanta is abuzz about the BeltLine Eastside Trail. I walked it with my family last week and can tell you first hand that it is everything you have heard and then some.
This weekend, Saturday, December 1, is the BeltLine Eastside 10K, the latest in a series of run/walk events created to expose Atlantans to the BeltLine, encourage fitness, and provide an incredible new way to appreciate our great city. This is the first official run/walk on the new trail since it opened in October. Continue reading
Thanksgiving has passed. Pumpkins are being replaced with wreathes and trees. Gift bargain hunting is well underway. Saturday is December 1! These things can only mean one thing – holiday season has arrived in Atlanta!
To help celebrate this special time of year, here’s a list of events for you and your family to explore in our great city. Many of them from the list we published last week are already underway. Get out there and enjoy! Continue reading