Archive for May, 2006

Clayton Animal Shelter extends euthanasia deadline

The Clayton County animal shelter has extended their hours this weekend after an “overwhelming” response to the AJC’s report on dogs destined to be euthanized on Saturday.

“We are suspending the euthanization until Sunday at 6 p.m.,” Assistant Police Chief Jeff Turner said Friday morning. “The shelter will be opened through the weekend. At 6 p.m. Sunday, the doors will close and unfortunately, we will have to start killing whatever dogs remain.”

The shelter announced plans on Thursday to eliminate more dogs than usual this weekend because workers needed to apply sealant to the kennel floors to prevent parvo. Dogs would be moved to one side of the shelter while work was being done, but it cannot hold the entire current population within half the space.

About 30 dogs were already scheduled to be put down this weekend. Now, 20 more are to be euthanized. And any animals turned in for the next 10 to 12 days will be killed, too, because there’s no room, Turner said. There were no plans to relocate animals to any nearby shelters temporarily, nor did the shelter alert any rescue groups prior to their announcement on Thursday.

If you are already thinking about getting a pet, please consider contacting Clayton County and considering adoption. The shelter will be open today until 5 p.m., and Saturday 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday until 6 p.m. The shelter is located at 1396 Government Circle in Jonesboro. For more information, call 770-477-3509.

Come Drink In My Hood

Tomorrow East Atlanta will be hosting its third Notoberfest Beer Festival.

I will be volunteering from 1pm – 3pm (and drinking with the crowds after that). Come on down to my hood and say hello.

Cheers!
Paulie [eatl/ga]

Atlanta’s Golden Age

As you can see in a previous blog post, and through several other local media channels, there’s been much talk about the changes that are happening here in Atlanta. Development hasn’t stopped – in fact it’s on yet another upswing – and this city may look very different in as little as a year.
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# 5 is opening!

Who’d a thunk it?

Have you ever wanted to stand in the middle of a 9,000 foot runway? Well, maybe several of us have so we could scream at the sky because of a flight delay or cancellation or because you didn’t really want to take that business trip in the first place.

We’ll here’s another reason to stand in the middle of a 9,000 foot runway: It’s almost open and apparently (from the press release) you’re invited so keep reading!
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Atlanta: A Smart Place to Live

Kiplinger’s 50 Smart Places to Live was released yesterday with Atlanta making #4 on the list. The criteria, you say?

You told us you wanted good value in home prices and a reasonable cost of living — not surprising, considering that choosing a place to live is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make — combined with a great quality of life.

Top 10 after the jump.
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What’s So Funny About Peace, Love & Understanding?

Planning for the weekend yet? It’s already Tuesday, why are you waiting?

One option this weekend is the Fourth Annual Peace & Love Festival to be held all weekend long at the Lake Claire Community Land Trust

They will be having bands playing from 12:15pm – 9:00pm each day (check their website for a complete listing) and tickets are a mere $10 for one day, $15 for both.

Trolleys, Transit and Tourists, Oh My!

Tack this onto the downtown transportation spark the Atlanta Tourist Loop has brought: Toohey’s Trolleys. (Might wanna avoid that page though — it’s pretty sparse.)

The trolleys made a quiet roll out last weekend with two lines which will shuttle visitors from the Georgia Aquarium to Underground Atlanta for $1.50 each way. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, founder Tom Toohey plans to expand the current three-unit line to create a 2.5 mile route with stops at 15 hotels, 40 bars and Downtown restaurants and attractions. Oh, and there’s more.
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Where Am I? #12

The Green Market Reopens

The Green Market at Piedmont Park will reopen tomorrow, May 6, and will be held 9:00am to 1:00pm every Saturday, May through October, at the 12th Street and Piedmont Avenue entrance.

This market features fresh, local produce and herbs, fresh cut flowers, baked goods, specialty food products and hand-made arts and crafts by local merchants. Chef demonstrations, live music, and kids activities will also be held.

Check out their website for schedules and details.

TRUMP ATLANTA?

Atlanta! You’re almost hired! The Donald may be coming to town.

An article in the Palm Beach Post mentioned The Donald in some sort of negotiation with local developers to build a new condo in mid-town behind the Arts Center Marta Station by 2010. I hope the people who have bought condo’s in Oakwood (just behind the site) don’t lose too much of their very nice downtown view.

Google Map Location (I think this is the location they refer to in the article but, I’m not sure. Time will tell.)

Trump in little old Atlanta? Now there’s an additional reason to add Atlanta to the new Monopoly Game!

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