Thursday, November 17, 2011
The commute southbound on Ga. 400 between Old Milton and Holcomb Bridge are said to be among the top worst spots in Atlanta.
In case you weren't aware how bad your rush hour commute actually was, it's bad. Scratch that. It's really bad. A newly released Texas Transportation Institute study shows the Atlanta metro area has some congestion problems. But anyone who has driven outside of their neighborhood during morning rush hour knows that's probably an understatement. So no, you're not imagining it - the study showed the North Fulton Ga. 400 corridor to be particularly terrible for rush hour drivers. According to the institute, the 4.7 mile stretch of Ga. 400 between Old Milton Parkway and Holcomb Bridge Road, cost commuters $12.8 million and 289,000 gallons of fuel between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. during 2010. And if you need to travel all the way down …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Kids of all ages can learn trapeze, Spanish web, juggling and more!
If you've ever wanted to run away to the circus, now's your chance! And you don't actually have to run away; just drive to the Circus Arts Institute in Atlanta. The Circus Arts Institute offers unique fitness classes that are fun - and a serious work-out. I know, because I just had my third class and I'm still sore. Each class starts with an extensive warm-up and lots of stretching. Then students are divided into groups based on skill level to take turns mastering a variety of equipment, both aerial and ground. My favorite is the low trapeze, which is a lot like playing on the trapeze of a kid's playground. There's also Spanish Web, a thick rope that you can climb up and use to do tricks. Don't worry, climbing the Spanish Web isn't as …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Contractors, designers will be on hand in homes to answer questions, offer tips.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Looking to remodel or renovate your home? Take part in the annual Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry Tour of Remodeled Homes, Showcasing the Craftsmanship for some ideas. Tour dates are Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday Oct. 2. Spend the day and see several homes or select only the homes nearby. You can also meet the remodelers and ask questions about your planned renovation. The tour features beautifully renovated homes–including a few in nearby Roswell. You’ll see kitchen and bath renovations as well as entire home renovations. These remodeled homes show you all the latest design trends. They are renovated by members of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). According to NARI, its …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
A Roswell resident questions the purpose and integrity of the Atlanta Regional Roundtable meetings.
The Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable has been working hard to gain feedback from metro area residents about which projects they would like to see on the final list for funding by the Transportation Investment Act. But, not everyone one believes the process is fair, or even valid. "They are careful to avoid giving anyone who opposes the issue the ability to be heard by the entire audience," said Mike Lowry, a Roswell resident. Lowry is against the local penny sales tax that is to be voted on next summer and, if approved, used to fund the projects on the final list. But those political issues aside, he asserts the Roundtable has shut him and others like him out of the input process. "They break the audience into small groups, then …