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Art on the Atlanta Beltline Finalizes Schedule of Performances

Annual exhibition began with Lantern Parade on September 10 and will continue with performances through October

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has finalized its performance schedule that kicked off with the Lantern Parade on September 10 and will continue through the month of October. The exhibition, now the largest temporary public art exhibition in the south, will feature fan-favorites such as Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective, Tray Dahl and the Jugtime Rag Band, and Crossover Movement Arts. Joining us for the first time are the Throckmorton ukulele group (“You’re Never Alone on the BeltLine”), and Soul Food Cypher with freestyle rap. Art on the Atlanta BeltLine has also engaged young artists on the scene with Atlanta Music Project and Beatrix Clark’s work with the Atlanta History Center Ensemble.


Ryan Gravel and Nathaniel Smith resign from BeltLine Partnership board over equity concerns

Two prominent board members of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership turned in their resignations Monday saying not enough emphasis is being given to the issues of equity and affordability.

The two board members are: Ryan Gravel, an urban planner to initially proposed the concept of the BeltLine in his Georgia Tech Master’s thesis; and Nathaniel Smith, founder of the Partnership for Southern Equity.


Atlanta BeltLine off track, but City Hall has time to define, enforce high expectations

Cathy WoolardCathy WoolardIt’s been more than 15 years since the proposal for what is now known as the Atlanta BeltLine landed on my desk at Atlanta City Hall. What made that idea so appealing then is still relevant today – orienting density around a transportation corridor that runs on a track separate from automobile traffic and connects 45 neighborhoods through all quadrants of the city. Over the course of several years, my office held over 90 community meetings across Atlanta to get vital input into what the final project could yield. And the results of that community collaboration are spectacular!


Solarize Decatur-DeKalb Chooses Local Solar Panel Manufacturer for Program

Residential: High Quality Solar Components and Great Pricing = Value 

One of the great things about running a Solarize program is the anticipation before the bids come in. Waiting to see what we get during the 30 day public notice request for proposal period can seem like an eternity. We knew the bids would come from highly reputable firms that regularly use high quality components. We also knew that the winning bid would be largely based on quality of components and price because that’s what the residents of Decatur and DeKalb told us they wanted most at the solar town hall meeting back in July. Solarize Decatur-DeKalb was was well worth the wait!


DeKalb to Host Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event

Participation free for DeKalb County residents

The DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host a biannual household hazardous waste recycling event Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, from 8 a.m. – noon, at the Sanitation Division’s Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur, GA 30032.


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