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Monthly Archives: September 2014

    Atlanta Cheese Festival Returns to Atlanta Botanical Garden

    By Zac Pasmanick | September 30, 2014

    Gourmet Foods International, a company that imports and distributes specialty products around the country, is sponsoring the second annual Atlanta Cheese Festival. It will be held this Friday, October 3 from 6pm to 11pm at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The festival will feature 75 different cheese makers and artisan producers. Contemporary bluegrass band Dead Winter Carpenters are... Read More

    The Atlanta Symphony Lockout Continues

    By Zac Pasmanick | September 29, 2014

    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is suppose to open its 70th season this week but has been locked out of their workplace since September 7th because of contract issues. Management is standing firm. Stanley Romanstein, CEO of the Atlanta Symphony since 2010, says the orchestra especially needs to change a health insurance plan that, up until now, has cost... Read More

    Atlanta Folklife Festival

    By Zac Pasmanick | September 26, 2014

    The Atlanta History Center’s Fall Folklife Festival celebrates autumn through the lens of olden, pre-electricity times. Garden tours, cooking demonstrations, and blacksmithing and woodworking activities are just some of the educational exhibits scheduled, but there will also be plenty of delicious food and great live music. The festival is this Saturday from 10:30am to 4:30pm. Click... Read More

    Freedom Farmer’s Market Named “Best of Atlanta”

    By Zac Pasmanick | September 25, 2014

    Freedom Farmers Market was named as Atlanta’s Best Produce Fix by Creative Loafing. The market is located in Freedom Park on Saturday mornings and features lively vendors. Market highlights include gorgeous Woodland Gardens veggies, pastries from the Bakery at Cakes & Ale, Riverview Farms sausage, Grassroots Farm eggs, and Storico Fresco pasta.  source: Read More

    Atlanta Symphony Cancels Performances Amid Stalled Contract Talks

    By Zac Pasmanick | September 24, 2014

    The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has cancelled performances of its 2014-2015 shows. The cancellation follows strikes, lockouts and tense contract negotiations in recent at major symphonies across the US. In the last performance season, ticket sales accounted for about $4 million, but the cost for putting on those performances was close to $22 million, according to the... Read More

    Hartsfield-Jackson Is The Busiest Airport In The World

    By Zac Pasmanick | September 22, 2014

    The Atlanta airport is still the busiest passenger airport in the world. Over 94.4 million passengers passed through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in 2013. “Despite this challenging operating climate, worldwide traffic surpassed the 6 billion passenger mark in 2013,” said Gittens, the director general of the worlwide association of airports.. “This represents an enormous feat for the... Read More

    President Obama Visits CDC, Announces Plans to Combat Ebola

    By Zac Pasmanick | September 18, 2014

    President Obama visited CDC Atlanta on Tuesday and announced that to help combat Ebola virus epidemic he will deploy 3,000 troops and other military personnel. They will train as many as 500 healthcare workers a week and will set up nearly 20 100-bed facilities in the region to also fight Ebola. “This is one of the worst, if not the worst,... Read More

    Atlanta is the 3rd Most Popular City to Move to

    By Zac Pasmanick | September 17, 2014

    According to a survey conducted by United Van Lines, Atlanta is one of the most popular destinations for new job and corporate transfers. Atlanta is only behind Chicago and Washington DC. Click the link for the complete list. source/s: Read More

    City of Atlanta Launches Interactive Infrastructure Map

    By Zac Pasmanick | September 15, 2014

    Mayor Kasim Reed said, “The new Atlanta Infrastructure Map allows residents to take part in an important conversation about our city’s critical infrastructure needs. Our partnership with Code for America has put the City of Atlanta at the forefront of advanced civic technology.” The city launched the new digital interactive map that will allow Atlanta residents to view potential... Read More

    Atlanta Public School’s “Day One” Campaign a Success

    By Zac Pasmanick | September 12, 2014

    The Atlanta Public School’s “Day One: Be There” campaign helped increase first day attendance by 1,647 students compared to last year. Dr. Meria Carstarphen, the district’s new superintendent who pushed the Day One campaign as soon as she started early in July, said, “We have over 5,000 students who typically miss the first day of school.” The... Read More