In 1992, the first Book Festival of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta was so small—it featured just two novelists—that volunteers baked cookies as a thank-you for the writers. Nearly a quarter century later, the 18-day festival hosts 45 authors, and they still bake the cookies (now with help from a caterer).
“You can’t have them as a pet, and you can’t keep them in your home. But like any laws or regulations, people bend them, and an exotic animal can become a pet when we’re not looking,” said Lieutenant Wayne Hubbard, head of the DNR division responsible for deciding who can own exotic animals.
Forget about the polishing and dusting that accompany those monogrammed mint julep cups handed down by Great-Grandmother. Buckhead residents have a new worry when it comes to their sterling silver after a string of thefts perpetuated by a particularly crafty—and picky—burglar.
Expect surprises when you elevate something to an art and get it down to a science at the same time. The creative collective MASS—an acronym of Music, Art, Science, and Social—unites two demographics who usually do not sit together in the school cafeteria: number-crunching geeks and dreamy-eyed bohemians.
"Entrepreneur accelerator” START:ME focuses on small-business owners in communities like Clarkston, East Lake, and Atlanta’s Southside. The Emory University Goizueta Business School’s 14-week program aims to give entrepreneurs the skills, networks, and seed capital to develop scalable business.
Like the greatest stories ever told, mine starts off in one of those strange yet somehow familiar places where horrible and amazing things can and do happen, all the time.