More than 1,200 Expected for Atlanta BeltLine Running Series Eastside 10K

December 1 Event Features First Official Run on New Eastside Trail  and Exciting Tailgate and Neighborhood Challenges

WHAT:                 More than 1,200 runners and walkers will convene for the second annual Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K. This first official run/walk on the new Eastside Trail tours runners and walkers through a number of Atlanta’s most scenic neighborhoods, parks and trails before returning for post-race activities. This event features both an Alumni Tailgate Challenge and a Neighborhood Challenge.

WHEN:                 Saturday, Dec. 1; Race kicks off at 10 a.m.

WHERE:               Race kicks off at Stoveworks – 112 Krog Street Northeast  Atlanta, GA 30307

 

PHOTO OPPS:   

  • 1,200+ participants running along Atlanta’s newest trail and through some of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods
  • Alumni Tailgate Challenge to boost team spirits leading into the SEC Championship. Teams being represented include Agnes Scott University, Auburn University, Georgia State University, Georgia College and State University, Kansas State University, University of Georgia, and Vanderbilt University, with more to come.
  • Neighborhood Challenge, in which neighborhood associations will compete for a $1,000 cash purse to be awarded to the fastest, largest, and most spirited neighborhood teams

 

More details about the Atlanta BeltLine Running Series – including parking and other details for the the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K, challenges and other races, can be found at http://run.beltline.org.

COST: On-site registration is $45, with proceeds benefitting the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership.

 

 

 About the Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment and mobility projects currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails and transit along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments.

 

About the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABLP) is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds from private and philanthropic sources to support the Atlanta BeltLine, working with the community and partners to raise general awareness and support, and serving as a catalyst to mobilize resources to address social concerns.  For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.

Spelman College.. The joke is on us!

I had the privilege of being honored by some of the most intelligent young women in Atlanta.  These ladies,  future Presidential candidates, Scientist, Professors all carrying loads such as  dual majors in Physics, Political Science, Genetics  and other unpronounceable subjects -would drop the brightest smiles and jokes that made me feel as if I were talking to my younger sisters.

On campus and during my interactions with these Scholars, my heart yearned to absorb all the sights, sounds and emotions experienced. I wanted to bring it all back home -off campus, into our communities. However, it’s not easily transported off campus, knowing the realities of my neighbors. At times, there is such a disconnect, you would think we’re miles away instead of ONE block away.

Are we the group causing the disconnect?

A few weeks prior I recall receiving  hundreds of  “Tweets” with a hash tag of #homecoming.  Honestly, I was annoyed that so many people had very little to talk about besides this event.  I mean, the minute by minute  tweets of “on the campus”, “remember it like yesterday”..”a great night with my sisters”.. “old dorm LOL” – and various other private YOU-HAD-TO-BE- THERE- jokes were a bit over whelming to a loner like myself.  Overrated for someone who lived off campus, worked full-time in corporate and went to class in between the chaos of a 9-5 NYC hustle day.

But yesterday I got it.

What I “got”, was the unspoken but heart felt strength and love within the sister hood.  In the stillness of “Sister Chapel” , among hundreds of women, I saw the bonds developed during those critical years when a  teenage girl leaves home and comes into her own.  The beauty I saw, was the ability to develop this identity in the presence of others similar to self (still beholding innocence), surrounded with faculty as loving and caring as a parent.  Developing in this nurturing environment is why these ladies have the strength to do so much, and still smile.  Weight is on their shoulders, but they are not being crushed by it, as they have each other to work through it.  The event was touching. The award left me speechless. The lesson I learned is priceless.

At 35, the impact was great. Imagine the impact at  10 or 12,14,16.  My daughters are always inspired after conversing with a college students – they are more than inspired, they are encouraged and future goals are reinforced. Confirmed.  No, not by a nagging mother telling them what they “WILL” do, but by a young lady-wearing shiny shoes (as Leah calls heels) , soft-spoken and speaking confidently because SHE IS THERE.

Are we using our resources to attain these results in our communities? Or are too many of us- loners, always on the go, hustle to hustle trying to make ends meet without enough time to STOP and allow our children to view a different life to obtain different life results..? Are we so set in our ways, and molded by the coldness of our life experience to take the chance and see what we could learn from these students?  Spelman is asking to be used.

Spelman College, dedicated to service and more importantly, they are dedicated to service within OUR communities. It is up to us parents, teachers, community leaders to reach out and ask for their support in our community projects.   Each year a new class eagerly enters through the gates.  Let’s not continue to keep the walls up.  Let’s not continue to let the joke be on us… our children will lose an opportunity that may change their lives.

How will you work with Spelman College in 2013?

Of course I have Real Estate related partnerships in the works.  Why do we not have more faculty living in our communities?  This will change.

More Info on Spelman College:

Spelman College is a four-year liberal arts women’s college located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The college is part of the Atlanta University Center academic consortium in Atlanta.[1] Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, Spelman was the first historically black female institution of higher education to receive its collegiate charter in 1924. It thus holds the distinction of being America’s oldest historically black college for women.[1]

Spelman is ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Reports. The college is ranked among the top 50 four-year colleges and universities for producing Fulbright Scholars, and was ranked the second largest producer of African-American college graduates who attend medical school. Forbes magazine ranks Spelman among the nation’s top ten best women’s colleges. Moreover, Spelman has been ranked the #1 regional college in the South by U.S. News and World Report and is ranked among the Best 373 Colleges and Universities in America by the Princeton Review.

The daughters of Bill Cosby, Henry Louis Gates, Gerald Levert, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Sidney Poitier attended Spelman. Spelman is also the alma mater of several notable Americans including the Executive Vice President of Walmart, Rosalind Brewer, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Alice Walker, Dean of Harvard College, Evelynn M. Hammonds and actress, Keshia Knight Pulliam.

Buy 1 House Get 1 FREE-No Strings…!

1342 Jefferson Ave East Point

Be our guest! Step into this one of a kind brick ranch- very unassuming from the exterior, a modern delight inside. http://www.postlets.com/repb/7925900

View the  interior walking tour  HERE  and a few videos of the back yard HERE & HERE

Motivated seller, looking to head south for the winter…but not unfamiliar  with the market and the deal this home offers. You not only get 1 home but TWO!  A fully renovated guest suite awaits  with its own private balcony.  

You will not regret joining this active neighborhood and associations.  Buy in time to participate on the next Jefferson Park  historic home tour.

Call to schedule an appointment to view: 404-414-3289

Home Warranty, Percentage towards Closing Costs

All work and no play…it’s not in vain…

Spelman College
2012
Local Community Service Award Luncheon

Nia Knowles

Award Recipient
President
Neighborhood Planning Unit-T

Dr. Jane E. Smith

Executive Director
Center for Leadership and
Civic Engagement

Camille Henderson

Bonner Scholar, C’2015

Dr. Beverly Daniel

President
Spelman College

Lauren Guerrido

Bonner Scholar, C’2013

Nia Knowles

Honoree

Dr. Jane E. Smith

November 27, 2012

12PM – 2PM
The Suites Private Dining Room

West End…One on One with Mayor Reed

The West End Merchants Coalition Invites you to share in dialogue with Mayor Kasim Reed regarding accomplishments and strategies that will positively effect our community.

 
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Empire Board of Realtists

686 Joseph E Lowery Boulevard, Southwest
Corner of Oglethorpe and Lowery Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30310-1890
404.753.4129

7:00 am – Full Breakfast Service and WEMC Meeting
8:00 am – Discussion and Q&A with Mayor Reed

WEMC Current Initiatives
Clean and Green • CID • Holiday Street Decorations

WEMC Contact Information 404-913-0901 • westendmerchants@gmail.com

It is important for businesses, organizations, and affiliates of West End to be present in support of our district. This is an
opportunity for us to reinforce how we can work with City Government to make West End the best that it can be.

Westview Holiday Celebration!

Since the Holiday season has begun, I would like everybody to remember that the Westview Community Celebration will be Dec. 15, 2012. If you would like to make a dish fowhr the event let me know. I would also like to get a count on who will come so we can get tables and chairs.

Event:   Westview Community Celebration
Date: Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012
Time:  2:00pm
Detail :  Kendal Carey (  kenscarey@yahoo.com )

Can you see it?

I never noticed this but I will be sure to check the next time I’m in Capitol View Manor. It is said this small community was named for its excellent view of the Georgia State Capitol building.

What I did notice, were all the like-kind brick Bungalows, Cape Cods and Victorians.  There is something about being next to homes similar in style (but not exactly alike) that appeal to me. I find it easier to determine values and desirability.(Maybe it’s also  just my personal hang up- consistency is key.)

As per Wiki:

Capitol View Manor was originally vast farmland owned by a select group of people that included John Shannon and the Deckner Family. During the early 1910s, many people started to settle in the area, and, in 1912, the area known as Capitol View was annexed to the City of Atlanta. This is when many utilities, including sewage and electricity, came to the area. In 1920, Capitol View Manor was established, and more houses started to be built on the eastern side of Stewart Avenue. Five years later, Capitol View Manor was annexed to the City of Atlanta. Most of the homes in this neighborhood were built in the next twenty years. In addition, the Capitol View School was built in 1929.

Most of the homes in Capitol View Manor were built between the early 1920s and the mid 1940s. Capitol View Manor was originally developed by the same developer of the Morningside and Virginia Highland neighborhood (WOW- I KNEW they looked familiar!) . Homes in the neighborhood are some of the most affordable in the entire city for their quality.

……………..So, you mean the $29,000 home on Shannon Dr. was actually a $250,000 Virgina Highland and Morningside home?  Hummm.  I think if more people could actually understand this, and the value of a home- more owner occupants would be borrowing against or cashing in their 401K and  running to buy these gems in Southwest Atlanta.

For more information on the Capitol View Manor community, take a look at their facebook page HERE

Did you know:  There is a 102 year old home on Deckner?  It’s a landmark and the old Deckner Family house.  This is on my “to-do” list for the week, drive by and look for  this home, anyone know the address?