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City of Atlanta Initiates First Comprehensive Downtown "Street Tree" Inventory

City of Atlanta Initiates First Comprehensive Downtown "Street Tree" Inventory

The City of Atlanta Department of Planning and Community Development and the Office of Parks has conducted the first comprehensive inventory of the city’s publicly-owned downtown trees.  The inventory included an assessment of the trees along streets, boulevards, parks, and public spaces in the downtown area.  The tree inventory will provide information about the species, size, quality, and condition of public trees in downtown Atlanta. 

Information from the inventory will help establish management priorities by:

  • identifying trees that need to be pruned or removed,
  • revealing any systemic problems with pests or disease,
  • identifying the distribution of tree species with size, height, and other characteristics, and
  • providing an up-to-date report on the overall condition of the trees. 

The inventory identified locations with sufficient space for planting trees, aiding in future planting efforts. 

"Movies in the Park" - Civil War 150th Anniversary Series screens Academy Award-Winning Movie GLORY

"Movies in the Park" - Civil War 150th Anniversary Series screens Academy Award-Winning Movie GLORY

Civil War 150th Anniversary Series screens Academy Award-Winning Movie GLORY
MOVIES IN THE PARK in Grant Park welcomes free fun for the entire family!

Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum continues its Inaugural Four-Year Civil War Series “The American Civil War: One-Hundred-Fifty Years Later” with “Movies in the Park” an outdoor movie screening in Grant Park. Friday, August 12 at dusk, Grant Park is the location for the rescheduled screening of “GLORY”.

The Temptations take Chastain audience on souful journey

The Temptations take Chastain audience on souful journey

With a lineup consisting of the nation’s most popular acts spanning all genres, very few concert venues offer the allure of the Chastain Park Amphitheater experience; where patrons can listen to live music under the stars,  swathed by summer breeze, with self-catered  food and wine.

This classic ambiance paired with one of the most legendary groups of all time, The Temptations made for an almost can’t-go-wrong night Wednesday.

While The Four Tops primed audiences for a memorable event with “I Can’t Help Myself,” and “Sugar Pie Honey Bunch,” fans were wholly teleported to the time when music was exceptional when 5 purple jackets emerged onto the stage:  Mr. Bruce Williamson, Mr.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

APS: Who's Really At Fault?

APS: Who's Really At Fault?

First off, let me say that I am THOROUGHLY impressed with 11Alive's coverage and breakdown of the APS investigation report. If you were not able to catch their school-by-school review, you can view the video here. WARNING: It's startling, it's disappointing and scary to think that these accounts render a "mafia-like" mentality. How can people we've held in such high regard, and entrusted the educational careers of our children in, do such things? Good question... but here's an even better one... "Who's REALLY At Fault?"

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

Memorial Day Weekend Events Around Atlanta and Beyond You Don't Want to Miss

Memorial Day Weekend Events Around Atlanta and Beyond You Don't Want to Miss

Spring will be in full swing when Memorial weekend arrives to Atlanta. From World of Coca-Cola, movies under the stars, dolphin shows,  to all the way to Unicoi State Park and Lodge in  Helen, GA this Memorial Day weekend is going to be jam-packed with big events. No matter what your choice is, make sure to plan ahead. Many events are free but others will require you to buy tickets.

 

For a complete list of Memorial Weekend events around Atlanta (World of Coca-Cola, Mall of Gerorgia, Callaway Gardens, Georgia State Parks, to Underground Atlanta) please vist our website or click here.