Author: Collin Kelley

Head for the Hills: Find new mountains to climb

If you want to go visit the mountains, you don’t have to go far from metro Atlanta. You don’t even have to go north. Check out these state parks and heritage areas that lie to the south, east and west. For more, visit gastateparks.org. Sweetwater Creek Only minutes west of Atlanta in Douglas County, the hills, outcrops and rolling rapids of Sweetwater Creek make for a great afternoon hike. The centerpiece of the park is the ruin of the New Manchester Textile Mill, which was burned during the Civil War. Park rangers lead informative hikes through the park and...

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Head for the Hills: Noted poet, dancer and activist prepares for mountain move

Poet, dancer, activist and history-maker Louise Runyon is leaving Decatur for the mountains of North Carolina. Her latest poetry collection, “The Passion of Older Women,” not only acts as goodbye letter to the city, but also arrives at the height of the social media-driven #MeToo movement as a frank testament and tool of empowerment for women “of a certain age.” “I love Atlanta and Decatur. I will deeply miss the DeKalb Farmers Market, my many communities here, my friends and garden,” Runyon reflected. “But I’m looking forward to pursuing a more spiritual path, and part of that is being...

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Annual, free design market returns to ADAC

Atlanta Decorative Arts Center in Peachtree Hills will hold its annual three-day market, Design ADAC, April 24 to 26 with a host of regional and national design professionals and enthusiasts. The free-to-attend event will also feature special guests Hamish Bowles, international editor-at-large of Vogue, and designer Victoria Hagan. ADAC is located at 351 Peachtree Hills Ave NE. “At this year’s Design ADAC, we are celebrating innovative minds that are revolutionizing how the world of interior design is being expressed,” said Katie Miner, General Manager at ADAC, in a release. “Our goal was to create a series of events that would...

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MARTA to suspend all service Sept. 11 for storm

MARTA will suspend all bus and rail service for Monday, Sept. 11, ahead of the anticipated severe weather conditions caused by Hurricane Irma. “The projected impact of this approaching storm requires us to suspend all MARTA service for Monday,” said Keith Parker, MARTA’s CEO and general manager, in a press release. “We will continue to coordinate with state and local officials and emergency personnel to determine our service schedule for Tuesday.” MARTA customers are encouraged visit the MARTA website (itsmarta.com) or call customer service at 404-848-5000 for updates regarding Tuesday’s service...

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First of two Atlanta sales tax hikes takes effect

If you’re shopping in Atlanta, you might notice that it’s just a little bit more expensive. The first of two sales tax increases recently approved by voters went into effect March 1, rising to 8.5 percent. On April 1, the sales tax will increase again to 8.9 percent – the highest in the state. The two increases were approved in November to fund MARTA expansion and for transportation...

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