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Atlanta Blogger Shares What She Learned about Snow Shoveling in Atlanta

Atlanta Blogger Shares What She Learned about Snow Shoveling in Atlanta

Mableton, GA--  

Four Things I Learned Shoveling Snow in ATLANTA I walked by the window yesterday and saw my neighbor outside clearing her driveway, got excited and volunteered to go shovel ours. I live in an equal opportunity house, Husband had no objection, and I really wanted to get out for a minute. We’ve been snowed in since Sunday night. Enough said.

While it SEEMED like a good idea, I grew up in Connecticut and thought I knew everything about snow, I quickly learned a few things: Don’t volunteer to shovel snow when its NOT snow. It was ice. Solid ice. Yeah, that’s different than the light, fun, fluffy stuff. I should’ve turned myself around when I stepped on it and slid 6 feet across the driveway.

Get yourself a BIG shovel. And apparently some other tools – like an ice pick.

West End Community to Award Trees Atlanta for their Contributions

West End Community to Award Trees Atlanta for their Contributions

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Carl Nes of Historic West End)  

The West End community is the recent beneficiary of one the largest Tree Planting efforts ever undertaken in a neighborhood by Trees Atlanta, over 500 trees of all types and sizes. Volunteers from across Atlanta participated in a near 600 man volunteer effort over a span of several weeks and culminating in a final planting on December 4, 2010.

The appreciative community will present an Award to Trees Atlanta at the West End Neighborhood Holiday Party on December 11 at 8:15pm. Director Marcia Bansley will accept the award for Trees Atlanta.

Funding for the effort was provided by outgoing Fulton Co. Commissioner Nancy Boxill. Long time resident Brenda Arrington was the West End co-chair of the Planting Committee.

Join Councilman Hall for the Groundbreaking of a 4 Acre Urban Farm in O4W

Join Councilman Hall for the Groundbreaking of a 4 Acre Urban Farm in O4W

Atlanta, GA--  City dwellers will soon be able to receive all the trappings of the country life with the addition of a new 4 acre urban garden.  The site will be called The Truly Living Well Wheat Street Garden and Mayor Reed and others will breakground on Sunday 12/5 at 2pm. 

The site came into fruition via an agreement with the Wheat Street Baptist Church to lease the 4 acres in the historic Old 4th Ward.  The site is to serve as not only a working/profitable farm but also a learning center to help educate the surrounding community about healthy eating.

The site, which used to be a housing project, will now grow vegetables in regenerated soil, raised beds, greenhouses and hoop houses.

The work is being funded by generous investment from the Arthur M.Blank Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency. 


100+ Volunteers from Home Depot give an Extreme Make-Over to Campus of University Community Academy

Atlanta, GA--  More than 100 volunteers from Home Depot are set to perform an extreme make-over to the campus of University Community Academy, located at 2050 Tiger Flowers Drive, SW (Atlanta, 30314), on Thursday and Friday, November 4 and 5.  The Team Depot program brings together volunteerism, do-it-yourself expertise, product donations and monetary grants as a way to support the community where the Home Depot associates live and work.

Loan Modification Could be Good, but Short Sale is Better says 1 Expert

Atlanta, GA--  As more and more Atlanta homeowners find themselves in financial distress and are forced to make tough decisions regarding their homes and specifically their dropping values and ballooning mortgage payments, we turned to a housing expert to help us navigate this complex situation.

Marian Anthony is a real estate finance expert and author of Short Sale RUSH- A How To Guide for Nonperforming Assets.  According to Marian, a Short Sale is more advantageous than a Loan Modification or a Foreclosure because "the reduced payoff in a short sale releases you from the debt obligation." He states that a foreclosure will ruin the homeowner's credit, and "a loan modification actually builds a debt trap around the borrower, milking them for every last nickel."

With so much information and marketing dollars being spent on homeowners getting into Loan Modification programs which may keep you bogged in debt for years, take Marian's su