After a two-month hiatus, the July 2014 Messenger should arrive at your home any day now. If you can't wait, however, check out the online version here.
We're working hard to get the Messenger back on a consistent publication schedule. Last night, the board endorsed the negotiation and eventual signing of a contract with KDA Communications to lay out, print and distribute the monthly newsletter, while retaining CPNO control over editorial content. Read more about those proposed changes here.
This should put our next editor in a better position to concentrate on great coverage of the community without getting spread thin on other editorial duties. In you're a good writer with a passion for telling your neighbors what's going on, you may be just the person for that job. Interested? Please contact me to let me know.
Congrats to Mark Clement and other volunteers with Friends of Candler Park for getting justified recognition this month on Atlanta Magazine's "Daily Agenda." CP Movie Night — which Friends produces with the help of a grant from CPNO — was listed as one of "5 places to catch films under the stars":
After a break in July, this program returns with The Lego Movie on August 2 and continues each Saturday night until August 23. Festivities begin an hour before dusk; nightfall signals that it’s time to snuggle up on the lawn with a blanket—and your pup, cleaned up after and leashed—to watch the movie.
While we're on the topic, here's a link to the Movie Night lineup.
Your neighborhood offers you an opportunity to participate in its future. We have a vacant position on the Board of Directors-Communications Officer. Computer skills a must. Knowledge of website construction, etc a must. Please contact Bonnie Palter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ken Edelstein (email@example.com).
As reported in the AJC yesterday...
Excerpt: "MARTA is moving forward on its latest lease of property adjacent to a transit station for a residential and commercial development. The deal is designed to spur ridership and simultaneously boost the authority’s bottom line.
Invest Atlanta, which helped broker the deal, chose Columbia Ventures to build primarily apartments on five acres that is currently an underused parking lot at MARTA’s Edgewood/Candler Park station.
The first phase of the project, expected to break ground in 2015, will be the building of 200 units of market-rate housing. The second phase will include an additional 235 housing units. At least 20 percent of the apartments will be priced compatibly with affordable workforce housing. There will also be some commercial space for lease. The full project is expected to be completed by 2019."
Read the full story here.