Fall Fest Spotlight: 536 Page Avenue

Oct 18 2010

From Mary Alice Bray:

House #1 on the Candler Park Tour of Homes is home to David and Elena Lasker.  This artistic couple have restored their house back to its original Craftsman style. David did much of the work himself. With an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, David is a master furniture designer, builder and craftsman. You probably have seen his benches in the atrium at the High Museum and anchor desks at CNN Center. Learn more at davelasker.com.

Come see more of his designs on the house tour on Sunday, October 24.


Oct 18 2010

Thanks to Randy Pimsler, we've got some great shots of The Great Leaf Monster (aka Ken Edelstein) in all his glory, and the fantabulous Fall Fest float. Thank you to everyone who came out, and to everyone who made the float come together. What a great day!

Ooh, and guess who made the photo gallery in the AJC (see slide 16)! Our very own JoJo Ross, channeling Rosie the Riveter in the Fall Fest float. Go JoJo!

Fall Fest float in the L5P Parade on Sat 10/16 at 4 pm

Oct 15 2010

Cherie brought six of everything from the Dollar Store, Mark brought his truck, Deb brought the giant letters, Silvia brought and cooked spring rolls, and a bunch of people showed up to help decorate. And voila, we've got ourselves a Fall Fest float for the L5P Halloween Parade TOMORROW AT 4 PM.

Please come join in the fun -- either as a parade spectator or as part of the Fall Fest float! We'll line up at 3 pm at the corner of Euclid Ave and Austin Ave in Inman Park.

Deb Milbrath 'toons for sale

Oct 14 2010

For those who haven't heard, Candler Park's very own Deb Milbrath has provided ORIGINALS of many of the cartoons she has created over the years, to be sold in honor of the 10th Anniversary of Candler Park Fall Fest.

Deb's political toons have been featured in the New York Times and Newsweek as well as CNN. Point being, not only are her cartoons witty and wonderful, but they may be worth big bucks some day SO GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN!!!

They are currently on display at Moog Gallery (1653 McLendon Ave, Unit B) and will also be on sale at the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization booth on Fall Fest weekend.

Prices are $35 for an unframed original 'toon and $140 for an original 'toon with a custom frame. All proceeds go to the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization. Purchase one (or more!) and take home a slice of Candler Park history!

Thanks a million to Deb for making her 'toons available, and to Moog Gallery for framing!

Here is a small sample of the 30+ cartoons that are for sale. See the rest at Moog Gallery, or swing by the CPNO Booth on Fall Fest weekend (Oct 23-24).

Thanks a million to the wonderful and talented Deb Milbrath for making all of this possible!


The Early Edgewood-Candler Park BiRacial History Project

Oct 12 2010

From Edith Kelman:

Candler Park has undergone many changes over the past century, and aspects of its history have been forgotten along the way. Thanks to recent research by the Early Edgewood-Candler Park BiRacial History Project, we can now add another dimension to the Candler Park of decades past: including the rich history of its African American working class neighborhood, and probing local racial dynamics of the 100+ years since the neighborhood was founded.
Read more about the Early Edgewood-Candler Park BiRacial History project here.

Peachtree Road billboard

Oct 10 2010

How cool is that?

And there's a second billboard just like this one on I-85 southbound just before the connector.

Graphic design for this and all other Fall Fest materials by Erin Aynes. Look for more signage around town in the form of banners, yard signs, posters and post cards. Spreading the message far and wide!

Fall Fest on Facebook

Oct 7 2010

For those of you who have already "liked" the Candler Park Fall Fest page on Facebook, THANK YOU!

Anyone who hasn't yet done this, we need your help! We've got over 400 fans, but we're shooting for the moon and are aiming to get up into the thousands. This is a great and FREE way to get our message out about all the cool things that are happening on Fall Fest weekend. We'll be sending out ongoing updates to everyone who has friended the page.

So come on, Facebook people. It's easy. Just take three minutes to:

1) Click "like" on the Fall Fest Facebook page.

2) On the left side of the page, click "suggest to friends" and send it to all your Atlanta-based peeps.

3) If you know people who have a big friend base, please contact them directly and ask them if they'll do the same.

We appreciate all the help! T minus two weeks!

Drive-up robberies troublesome in Va-Hi, Candler Park

Oct 6 2010

From this week's Creative Loafing, as submitted by Alonzo Church:

Bob Sandage, Inman Park Neighborhood Association's vice president of public safety, sent out the following alert to members of Inman Park's Yahoo group, warning them about a rash of robberies in nearby neighborhoods:

There have been a significant number of robberies in the past 2 or 3 days in surrounding neighborhoods such as Candler Park and [Virginia Highland]. The mode of operation is that a resident pulls up to their house, parks on the street, and then another car approaches and an armed man gets out and demands money. In one case, the victims car was also taken. In the cases [about which] I have been notified, it is a black male getting out of the back seat of a light or white colored sedan. Little to no further description of the suspect.

Sandage suggests continuing to drive instead of parking if you think you're being followed. And, call 911, of course.

October Messenger

Oct 5 2010

The long-awaited October Messenger is here! Now, I know that everyone looks forward to EVERY month's Messenger, but this one is even more special than most. Why? Because it's jam-packed with important Fall Fest info, and goodness knows you don't want to miss a word of it.

Many thanks to Paige and Walt who worked tirelessly to pull together this important issue early this month.

Authors You Won’t Want to Miss Coming to the Carter Library

Sep 30 2010

From Tony Clark, Jimmy Carter Library:

ATLANTA, GA.-  Mark your calendar for some exciting author readings/ book signings. Here’s the line up:
Oct. 6 at 7:30pm   Jonathan Schneer     The Balfour Declaration
A book crucial to understanding the Middle East as it is today, The Balfour Declaration is a rich and remarkable achievement, a riveting volume about the ancient faiths and timeless treacheries that continue to drive global events.

Oct. 7 at 7pm   Ari Berman    Herding Donkeys: The Fight to Rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics
“An intriguing behind-the-scenes look at how the Obama campaign built on the grassroots movement that had catapulted Dean to prominence...Engaging and balanced—a stand-out book.” —Kirkus Reviews
Oct. 13 at 5pm   President Jimmy Carter   White House Diary
President Jimmy Carter will sign copies of his new book White House Diary or any other book he has written in this special book signing. In order to allow as many people as possible to get their books sign, President Carter will be unable to personalize the books.
Nov. 1 at 6pm   Andrew Young & Kabir Sehgal Walk In My Shoes-Conversations Between a Civil Rights Legend and His Godson
“This brilliant, courageous, and intelligent man has stood for right and for Civil Rights for all people.  In this book, we can follow the development of a young African American mind and the development of the movement which changed this country.  He was brave, he was loving, and he was there. Thank God he lived to tell about it.”—Maya Angelou
Nov. 11 at 7pm   Curtis Wilkie  The Fall of the House of Zeus
The Fall of the House of Zeus tells the story of Dickie Scruggs, arguably the most successful plaintiff's lawyer in America. Scruggs made a fortune taking on mass tort lawsuits against “Big Tobacco” and the asbestos industries. Scruggs’ legal triumphs rewarded him lavishly, and his success emboldened both his career maneuvering and his influence in Southern politics—but at a terrible cost, culminating in his spectacular fall, when he was convicted for conspiring to bribe a Mississippi state judge.