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A bright, green future as Agnes Scott College goes solar

The first building in DeKalb County to have electricity will soon go solar

When it was built in 1891, Agnes Scott College’s Main Hall was an instant spectacle. It wasn’t for the High Victorian Gothic architecture, the bell tower, or the steam-heated interior corridors. The hall made headlines because it was the first building in DeKalb County to have electricity—described as “startling” to the town. The community would often gather at the building’s base, simply to see the lights come on. Fast-forward 133 years, and Agnes Scott Hall, as it’s formally called, will soon draw the majority of its electricity from solar power.
5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 10-16

5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 10-16

Jersey Boys plays in Sandy Springs, free movies at the Tara, and more fun things to do this week.

Later, Gator: Five places to experience the South’s largest reptile

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” could reasonably be considered Mother Nature’s approach to American alligators, prehistoric holdovers that have remained largely unchanged for at least 8 million years. With a range extending from coastal North Carolina across to East Texas, these lords of the bayou are symbols of a wild, untamed South—and its preservation.
Scandinavian Airlines new nonstop flights in Atlanta

Atlanta scores new direct flights to Scandinavia

Scandinavian Airlines, commonly known as SAS, has launched its new nonstop flight from Hartsfield Jackson-Atlanta International Airport to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. Hartsfield-Jackson is on a new flight route streak: The SAS route follows airlines such as WestJet launching daily direct flights to Edmonton, Canada in April and Avelo launching a four-times weekly service to New Haven, Connecticut in May.

Che Butter Jonez is moving to Brookhaven

Che Butter Jonez—the Queens-inspired restaurant based on the food truck of the same name—is moving its flagship location from Southwest Atlanta to Brookhaven. With a much bigger space—capacity is 81 instead of 15—the restaurant will be open six days a week, in contrast to its current three. It will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as Sunday brunch.
The Goat Farm quintuples in size but maintains its homegrown arts ethos

The Goat Farm returns with a historic renovation

While the new development will include nonartist residents, artists have been and always will be the focal point. Each residential building features studio and performance spaces on the ground level. By creating a sustainable funding source for art, the residential model affirms a central Goat Farm mission: Everyone involved contributes to the arts ecosystem.

Emerald City Bagels is now open on the BeltLine

Located in the Citizen building near Kevin Gillespie’s now-defunct Cold Beer, Emerald City is modeled after old-school delis and pharmacy counters where the staff dons white coats and paper hats. The menu of both BeltLine and EAV locations is similar, but with all bagel-making taking place in East Atlanta, the BeltLine outpost was able to expand its coffee program and add an Automat for faster service.
Atlanta Magnet Man

The Atlanta Magnet Man is clearing metal debris from city streets

Have you found a nail in your tire recently? You’re not alone. Luckily, Alex Benigno—aka Atlanta Magnet Man—is here to help. With a bicycle and a whole lot of magnets, Benigno has become the city’s de facto metallic debris collector, picking up screws, iron scraps, and all the other miscellaneous rusty hazards that litter Atlanta’s streets.
Write Club Atlanta

Write Club is Atlanta’s favorite indie literature event

Part performance, part battle, the show pits writers against each other in three one-on-one bouts, centered on dueling ideas like “give versus receive” or “war versus peace”; the audience elects a winner for each round.

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