June 23, 2010

Visiting Atlanta? Check Out The Canopy Walk

Canopy-interactive-160x160[1]   Visitors to the Atlanta Botanical Garden can now tour one of the city's last remaining urban forests from 40 feet in the air now that the long-awaited Canopy Walk has opened, lending a bird's-eye view to the beauty of a woodland below. The May 1st Grand Opening of the Canopy Walk, Edible Garden and Cascades Garden marked the completion an expansion project which nearly doubled the size of the Garden.

Extending 600 feet from a bluff in the Garden into the branches of oaks, hickories and poplars, the walk is considered the only tree canopy-level walkway of its kind in the United States. By linking the 15-acre existing Garden to the adjacent Storza Woods, the Canopy Walk has enriched the visitor's experience, providing 30 acres of gardens to explore. Strolling the 12-foot-wide concrete pathway, visitors will feel like they are floating through the leafy clouds of storied hardwoods, thanks to the bridge's four large masts which seemingly disappear amongst the treetops.

This is one of those special activities that is beautiful, educational AND fun, for grown-ups and kids alike! Check out their website for information on other programs like birdwatching, critter tours, scavenger hunts, visiting at night and special classes. www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org  



Posted by Jo Wilson on June 23, 2010 at 01:34 PM in Activities & Events, Attractions, Organizations, Science, Travel | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

January 31, 2008

2ndFriday Art Walk in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The next 2ndFriday Artwalk will be taking place in Carrboro and Chapel Hill on Friday evening, February 8th, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Many of the galleries will have live music and other art related entertainment. Admission is free.

Nearly eighty 2ndFriday Artwalks have been held in the last six years with growing community involvement and national interest. This popular once-a-month event draws residents and visitors from all over the Triangle who enjoy the opportunity to see a large variety of artwork during a single evening while socializing with their fellow art lovers.

2ndFriday Artwalk brochures, maps and information are available at any participating art location. Please contact the individual venue listed below for more specific exhibition, special event or parking information.
OUR SPONSORS:

Weaver St. Market
The Carrboro Citizen
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of or a participant in the 2ndFriday Artwalk, or have any art related business, suggestions or ideas in regard to the Art Walk, please click here for our feedback form.

We appreciate the continued support of our community partners and sponsors.
Your business can also become a sponsor!
Ackland Art MuseumAckland Art Museum
- South Columbia St. and Franklin St. Chapel Hill, 919.966.5736. Picturing the World: Carolina's Celebrated Photojournalists is the first major exhibition of internationally recognized photojournalists who have studied at UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


Animation and Fine Art
Animation and Fine Art
- University Mall, Chapel Hill, 919.968.8008.
Pablo Picasso - Imaginary Portraits. Original works featuring Imaginary Portraits completed in the 1960's showing use of cubism and surrealism.


The ArtsCenter
The ArtsCenter
- 300-G East Main Street Carrboro, 919.929.2787.
Photography exhibit/ interactive installation: Because We're Still Here and Moving: Mapping a World of Black History in Our Own Backyard. The East End Gallery features Acrylic Paintings by ArtsCenter painting Instructor Juan DiGiulio.


Bagwell, Holt, Smith, Tillman & Jones, PA
Bagwell, Holt, Smith, Tillman & Jones, PA
- 400 Market Street, Suite 103, 919.932.2225.
Paintings by Cat Moleski - Bright, insightful and comtemplative work.


The Beehive Salon
The Beehive Salon
- 102 E. Weaver Street, 919.932.4483.
Mixed media by Chief. Recent works in mixed media in tribute to the artist's new daughter.


Caffe Driade
Caffe Driade
- 1215A E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, 919.942.2333.
Paintings by Lynne Clarke. Heavy texture, inclusion of divergent, interesting found materials, strong color, and the shape of mass and volume - all converge and flow. Come enjoy a glass of wine or beer, enjoy captivating art and discover this unique, national award winning Caffe, that has been featured on the Food Network.


Carrboro Century Center
Carrboro Century Center
- 100 N. Greensboro St. Carrboro, NC 27510, 919-918-7385
UNDER THE BIG BLUE SKY - Valerie Tan is a self-taught artist who has had a lifelong interest in the arts. She paints with acrylics and oilbars and has developed a naive style using "poster" colors and house/neighborhood themes.

Carrboro Town HallCarrboro Town Hall
- 301 W. Main St., Carrboro, 919-942-8541
Photography of Dave Otto - Bolin Creek and Woodlands: Natural Treasures. The exhibit includes more than 40 prints of the creek, wildflowers, autumn foliage, critters and reflections. Pictures will be on sale with 25% donated to the Friends of Bolin Creek and 25% to the Carrboro Art Committee.


DeWitt Law

DeWitt Law, PLLC
- 118 E. Main St Suite A, Carrboro, 919.338.8200.
No show this month.


FedEx Global Education Center FedEx Global Education Center
301 Pittsboro Street , Chapel Hill, 919.962.2435.
The Faces of Child Trafficking. There are an estimated 27 million slaves living in the world today, the majority of them children. This exhibition shares the stories of children whose families sold them into slavery in Ghana's Volta Region.


Fifth Season Gardening Co.
Fifth Season Gardening Co.
106 South Greensboro St., Carrboro, 919.932.7600.
Call for info.


Fleet Feet GalleryFleet Feet Gallery
- 406 E Main St., Carrboro, 919.942.3102.
Jamie Nervo. The artist's work depicts life's everday events and characters with a twist, focusing on positive and light-hearted issues we encounter each day. Her whimsical satirical work looks at life in a patchwork of pleasant ideas and colors influenced by family, friends and strangers.

NC Crafts Gallery
NC Crafts Gallery
- 212 W. Main St., Carrboro, NC 27510, 919.942.4048. The Road Home - New paintings by Chapel Hill artist Melissa L. Miller.


Open Eye Caf?Open Eye Caf?
- 100-C E. Main St., Carrboro, 919.968.9410.
Paintings by Mary Charlton. Work reflects experiences and levels of emotions, dreams, environmental concerns, layered and uncovered yet left to interpretation. Side room features multimedia work by Miles Murray . Our space is larger than ever, featuring a new beer & wine list!


Turning Point Gallery at University MallTurning Point Gallery
- University Mall, Chapel Hill, 919.967.0402.
Come Celebrate Mardi Gras! Mardi Gras is celebrated in cities all over the world. Join us for a weekend of color and pageantry in art with a big kickoff Friday night. Experience the color and pagentry of world renowned artists at Turning Point Gallery. Masks and beads provided.


Weaver St. Realty in CarrboroWeaver St. Realty
- 116 E. Main Street, Carrboro, 919.929.5658.
Images from Chatahm County - b>Dwain Ritchie is a photographer living in Pittsboro, N.C, The photographs in this show reflects Dwain's love of nature, featuring flower macro photography, landscape photography, and other bizarre nature photos. Dwain also prints all of his photos at his studio in Chatham County.


You can print the
2ndFriday Artwalk map and brochure for ease in locating participating galleries. Transportation to the various venues is up to those attending. Brochures are available at any participating gallery.

Posted by Lillian Little on January 31, 2008 at 03:29 PM in Activities & Events, Attractions, Organizations, Specialty Shopping, Travel | Permalink

September 12, 2007

Scrapper's Edge & Scrap Pink join forces to fight Breast Cancer

 

Scrapper’s Edge joins nationwide Scrap PinkTM campaign to benefit breast cancer research

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Eureka, California – September 29, 2007, local Scrapbooking enthusiasts will come together for the first-ever Scrap Pink weekend, a fundraising event created by Scrapbooks etc to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Hosting the event locally will be Scrapper’s Edge, the largest Scrapbooking shop in Northern California, located at 728 4th Street in Eureka.

On Scrap Pink weekend, retailers will invite consumers to participate in an exciting in-store scrapbooking party, called a crop, where scrapbookers will create layouts and projects.  Customers will pay $30 to attend the crop, and $10 of this fee will be donated to support Komen’s mission to find a cure for breast cancer through research, education, screening, and treatment.

Sondra Kirtley, owner of Scrapper’s Edge, sees Scrap Pink as much more than just another fundraiser.  “It’s a time to get together, make new friends, work on scrapbooking projects, and raise money for two very good causes.”  In addition to supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure campaign, Kirtley is also donating 10% of all her sales on September 28th and 29th to the Humboldt Community Breast Health Project.  “I’ve supported the local project every year I’ve been in business and am happy to combine my efforts with the national Scrap Pink event this year,”  Kirtley added.

To ensure adequate space, supplies and food for participants, Kirtley recommend that Scrapbookers call in advance of the Scrap Pink crop.  To sign up for Scrap Pink or for more details about the local event, call 445-9686 or visit Scrapper’s Edge, located at 728 4th Street inScrappink_logo_2 Eureka.  Scrap Pink information is also available at www.Scrappink.com and at www.ScrappersEdge.net.

Posted by Marsha Rhodes on September 12, 2007 at 03:50 PM in Organizations, Specialty Shopping | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

March 02, 2007

Fund Raiser San Pedro, CA

Friday, March 16th, as many of you know, the Honorary Mayor of San Pedro fund-raising race begins on March 7th. The candidate who raises the most money for a Non-Profit is deemed the winner. The Non-Profit Organization that Anthony Pirozzi has selected is the San Pedro Youth Coalition.

One of our first fundraising events will be the Pupo and Carmello Zappulla Italian Concert being held at the Warner Grand Theatre on Friday March 16th. 9 p.m. $65/$55/$45. A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to the campaign fund the night of the event.
When ordering tickets please indicate that you are purchasing tickets in support of the Anthony Pirozzi for Honorary Mayor Campaign.

You can order tickets by calling 310-831-4873 or order online at Cinema Grand   

This will be an exciting evening of Great Italian Music. I hope to see you there!

Posted by Marsha Rhodes on March 2, 2007 at 09:36 AM in Organizations | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

March 08, 2006

Felisa McMillian - PPRO & Consultants, Inc.

Felisa McMillian's firm is a full Financial Service, Tax and Consulting Firm.  They cater to a wide variety of clients ranging from individual to family business.  Their partners specialize in tax planning, retirement planning, business consulting, investments, estates and trust and personal financial planning. Of course, in addition to their specialty areas. They also provide tax services, including tax planning and tax return preparation.

Posted by Jo Wilson on March 8, 2006 at 02:56 PM in Organizations | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

January 31, 2006

Guide Language Center of Janesville WI

Guide_photo_2_5Guide Language Center offers foreign language training in more than 10 different languages. If you need to learn a foreign language for business, travel, or personal growth Guide Language Center is for you. Small class sizes provide you the individual attention and practice needed to succeed.Private classes available. 

Posted by AlexanderSBrown on January 31, 2006 at 04:07 PM in Organizations | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

January 23, 2006

Consolidated Consulting Corporation of Riverforest IL

Electricdetective Forensic Electrical Power Engineering firm offering consulting, expert witness and litigation support services for attorneys and insurance companies. Electrical accidents may involve equipment or technology with which the insurance company or attorney is not very familiar.  This is frequently the case when the incident involves electrical equipment and systems such as arc-flash accidents.  Consolidated Consulting Services provides services to assist the insurance companies and attorneys in the development and successful conduct of civil cases involving electrical equipment and systems.  These services include:

   Initial Consultation
●   Research and Site Investigation
●   Technical Analysis
●   Report Preparation
●   Exhibit Preparation
●   Model Preparation
●   Pre-trial Deposition
●   Expert Testimony


E-mail:
tmmccauley@conconco.com

Phone: 708-366-1486

Posted by AlexanderSBrown on January 23, 2006 at 02:36 PM in Organizations | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

April 11, 2005

A fair view of the Fairview Inn

Bill Simmons is one of the top Innkeepers in the country, and his Fairview Inn, located in the Belhaven Historic District of Jackson, Mississippi is living proof.  Bill has recently opened a full-service restaurant at the Inn, and offers an elegant venue for your dining experience.  A "must-see", while you're staying at the Fairview is the Oaks House Museum on West Jefferson Street in Belhaven.  It's owned and run by the Colonial Dames of America, who do a wonderful job of preserving our history, one house at a time.

Posted by Vic Boling on April 11, 2005 at 02:42 PM in Attractions, Dining, Lodging, Organizations | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack