Thursday, December 13, 2012
The group was selected to mark the restaurant's opening at Emory Point.
To celebrate its opening with the local community, Bonefish Grill selected Friends of Music at Emory as a charity beneficiary and donated $5,000 to the organization. Friends of Music board members, donors and Emory neighbors were invited to a special Grand Opening event on Dec. 8 to enjoy a sampling of the new restaurant's fresh seafood, refreshing cocktails, and spectacular ambiance. The evening raised an additional $3,800 for Friends of Music at Emory through a silent auction and the generosity of donors in attendance. Bonefish is located at 1540 Avenue Place, suite B-240 in the new Emory Point development. Several other eateries _ La Tagliatella, Marlows Tavern and Which Wich _ are also scheduled to open this month at the mixed-use …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The funeral was held Saturday for Officer Shawn Smiley, who was killed with Officer Richard Halford in a police helicopter crash, last Saturday night.
Family, friends and colleagues poured praised on their memories of Atlanta Police Officer Shawn Smiley, Saturday, during his funeral at First Baptist Church of Atlanta. Smiley and Officer Richard Halford were killed in a police helicopter crash at Martin Luther King and H.E. Holmes Drive on Saturday, Nov. 3, as they searched for a missing 9-year-old boy. The child was later found safe. Hundreds of officers from APD, Fulton County and nearby areas paid tribute in formation before the service. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta City Council also paid tribute to Smiley at the service. “When I got the call last Saturday night, I knew it was not going to be good,” said Atlanta Police Chief George Turner. “I didn’t know how bad it was …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Visits with students, teachers
Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall visited Springdale Park Elementary School last week to visit with students and teachers and give out King of Pops popsicles.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Three notable African-American executives shared their experiences with Grady High School students on Friday morning.
Three prominent African-American professionals shared their life experiences with Grady High School students on Friday morning, part of a nationwide project sponsored by The HistoryMakers. Talent management chief executive Dina Ruth Andrews, president and general manager of Dina Andrews Management and Knew Beginnings, spoke to students in the school theater. Also speaking to students in their classrooms were electrical engineer Ayanna Howard, creator of the SnoMote robots and the founder of the Human-Automation Systems Lab at Georgia Tech; and electrical engineer and engineering professor Kevin Kornegay, Motorola Foundation Professor at Georgia Tech. Five hundred African-American history makers attended schools across the nation on Friday…
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Food Not Bombs brings a nutritious buffet to anyone in need, every Sunday in front of Midtown Place shopping center
While some are in church on Sunday mornings, or on the golf course, or having another cup of coffee with their newspaper, a whole lot of cooking is going on in a small, run-down house in the Edgewood neighborhood just south of Candler Park. A whole lot of cooking to help feed the hungry, the homeless, or anyone who could use a healthy and generous meal in the great outdoors. In this case, the great outdoors is the Ponce de Leon Avenue sidewalk adjacent to the Midtown Place Shopping Center (home to Whole Foods and Home Depot). It’s the same area where laborers hang out in hopes of landing work that will last a day or two, maybe more. Every Sunday morning, without fail, a small group of activists operating as part of the Atlanta chapter of …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
'95 grad will receive $500K over five years
An Emory University alumna is one of 22 recipients of the 2011 MacArthur Fellowship. Tiya Miles, who received a master’s degree in Women's Studies from Emory University in 1995, will receive $500,000 over the next five years to support her research and work. Fellowships are given to “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction,” according to the foundation’s website. Miles is a public historian and faculty member at the University of Michigan. Her work “explores the complex relationship between African and Cherokee peoples living and working in colonial America,” according to a news release published by Emory University.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Teacher at Fernbank Science Center honored
A Druid Hills resident was named the DeKalb County School System teacher of the year this week. Michael Dowling, a teacher at Fernbank Science Center, was recognized Saturday night as the district-wide teacher of the year. Dowling is the former president of the Druid Hills High School PTSA. In his current position, Dowling travels throughout the school system to teach science to students.