Castleberry Hill 13th Annual Chili Cook-off- Nov 8th

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in News |

chili_logo_colorCastleberry Hill 13th Annual Chili Cook-off and Fire Station No.1 Benefit- Nov 8th, 2:00pm- 7:00pm

It’s time for the 13th Annual Castleberry Hill Chili Cook-off,  a yearly fundraiser held to benefit the City of Atlanta Fire Department’s Station No.1 (best fire station in the city)!

Entry is $35 to compete in the contest, $10 to sample chili, and $15 for chili samples and some freebie beer til the kegs run dry! 100% of proceeds go directly to the hardest working firefighters in the city! Judging will be done by firemen from Station No. 1, some of Atlanta’s best chefs, and by you the people! It’s also home of the 5th Annual Elliott Street and Boar’s Head Hot Dog Eating contest where you can gorge yourself to fortune and glory! We’ll also have live music, some killer raffles, and all kind of other games and fun stuff!

Click here and enter your winning chili today!

Volunteers Needed! A volunteer meeting is scheduled at Bottle Rocket on Oct 30, 8pm. Volunteers are needed to help sort t-shirts and other materials on Nov 1st, 4pm, at Walker Street Storage; set up and break down tables on event day, collect tickets, help with raffles, sell t-shirts and more! Any help is appreciated.  All volunteers on any day will receive a CHILI COOK-OFF T-SHIRT plus TASTING and BEER PASSES!



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No Mas! 8th Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration, Nov 2nd

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in News |

dayofdeadpicCome celebrate! Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Sunday, November 2nd, 12:30pm-10pm
No Mas! Cantina, 180 Walker St. SW, Atlanta 30313

The fun begins at 12:30 Sunday afternoon and everyone’s invited!  Come in costume or have your face painted here!  Be sure to try our Beso de Muerto – Blood Orange Margarita with Cuervo Silver Especial Tequila and a flaming sugar skull or a Michelada with Dos Equis.

• Sugar Skull Decorating for kids or adults from 1-6pm
• Face Painting – Catrina Skeleton Faces
• Special Drinks
• Photo Booth
• Palm & Tarot Readings by Madame Butterfly
• Music & Dancing
• Special Tequila Tastings on the hour from 1-6pm for just $20 RESERVE NOW

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Atlanta Streetcar is in Motion!

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in News |

Atlanta Streetcar Banner Ad  300x250 STREETCAR SAFETY: KNOW THE BASICS

The Atlanta Streetcars are now testing during daytime hours. Expect to see vehicles traveling around Downtown streets daily. The Streetcars will be operating along the 2.7 mile loop, on Auburn Avenue, through Woodruff Park, on Peachtree Street, Ellis Street, Carnegie Way, Andrew Young International Boulevard, Luckie Street, Park Place, Edgewood Avenue, and Jackson Street.  It is imperative that motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are cognizant of their surroundings when in a streetcar area and know to stop, look and listen when crossing any streets.  Safety tips and information can be found on the Atlanta Streetcar website:

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Groundbreaking of the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail- Nov 12th

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in News |

Westsidetrail imageMayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, invite you to join them as they celebrate the groundbreaking of the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail.  The ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 12th at 10:30am where the trail intersects Allene Avenue in Adair Park.

The Westside Trail is a three-mile, 14-foot-wide multi-use trail that will connect Washington Park in the north to Adair Park in the south with connectivity to multiple neighborhoods in between. This historic $43 million investment in southwest Atlanta will create a bicycle-and pedestrian-safe corridor with connections to four schools, four parks, and the future Urban Farm. Visit to stay up to date on all the happenings.


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Early Voting- Oct 13th-31st

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in News |

earlyVotingEarly voting is available October 13th-31st. During the first week of early voting, seven sites will be open to include opportunities for Saturday and Sunday voting. During the final two weeks of early voting, 19 locations will be open, to include Saturday and Sunday voting. Find your nearest location HERE.

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CHNA General Meeting, Nov 17th, 7pm

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in News |

chna logo2015 CHNA Officer Elections will be held at the November general meeting at No Mas! Cantina on Monday, November 7th at 7pm. These positions are President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The committee chairs will be appointed by the newly elected board. If you are interested in running for a position we suggest reaching out to the current position holder to look at possibly shadowing them for the remainder of the month. If you would like to nominate someone else or yourself please email or come to the November meeting.  For more information on the process, who is eligible to vote and run, refer to the Bylaws-

Please also note that the November Exec Meeting will be Tuesday, November 4th at 7pm at ADios Cafe. View October general meeting minutes on the Meetings page.
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Atlanta Launches ATL311 System

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in News |

News Release

City of Atlanta Launches ATL311

Innovative cloud-based system will improve customer service

ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed, Chief Operating Officer Michael Geisler, Deputy Chief Operating Officer Kristin Wilson and other city officials today launched ATL311, the city’s first non-emergency customer service center.  Accessible by phone, online and through all mobile platforms, ATL311 provides the public with quick, easy access to government services and information.  The City of Atlanta is one of the first major cities to implement a cloud-based 3-1-1, customer relationship management (CRM) system that can be scaled and shared with other cities.

ATL311 is a free service available to the general public.  Citizens can call or go online to submit and track service requests, keep up with information regarding city services, and provide feedback to improve the website portal.

“The ATL311 service will modernize the customer service experience and make the City of Atlanta more accountable, responsive, and efficient,” said Mayor Reed. “Starting today, access to critical services and information will be a click or call away for all our residents, business owners, and visitors.”

ATL311 will also increase internal and external government accountability. The data collected from ATL311 will provide insights on how to improve city government through accurate, consistent measurement and analysis of service delivery.

“This innovative, cost-effective solution will help us provide the high level of customer service that our citizens demand and deserve,” said Chief Operating Officer Mike Geisler. “ATL311 will allow us to track our performance in real-time and will give us greater insight into how we can drive future improvements to our service delivery.”

Development of ATL311 was initiated by the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team, funded by a $3.3 million grant awarded to the City of Atlanta by Bloomberg Philanthropies. Atlanta was one of five cities to receive an Innovation Delivery Team grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Innovation Delivery Teams help mayors develop and deliver powerful solutions to major urban challenges.

Residents can call 311 from their home phone to reach the ATL311 customer service center.  The customer service center operating hours are Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.   Non-emergency service and information requests can also be reported by calling 404-546-0311 from a mobile phone, or by visiting  All emergencies should be reported by calling 911.

ATL311 can help with the following services:


  • Licensing And Permitting
  • Taxes, Payments, And Credits
  • Municipal Record Requests

Water and Sewer

  • Water Outages And Flooding
  • Street Plates, Hydrants, And Sewer Lids
  • Water Bill And Meter Resets

Garbage, Recycling, and Graffiti

  • Request A Bin
  • Graffiti And Dead Animal Removal
  • Trash, Recycling, And Yard Trimmings

Housing and Buildings

  • Inspections And Permits
  • Zoning And Owner Information
  • Housing Assistance

Public Safety

  • Police Reports
  • Fire Prevention And Safety Inspections
  • Code Enforcement
  • Inmate Services

Parks, Trees , Recreation, and Events

  • Park And Tree Maintenance
  • Event Permits And Facility Requests
  • Recreation Centers

Streets, Sidewalks, Traffic, and Parking

  • Street And Sidewalk Maintenance
  • Parking Tickets And Violations
  • Street Sign And Street Light Repairs
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