Nebo + Beltline = BRILLIANT!

Atlanta BeltLine enthusiasts can now visit to purchase handcrafted, limited edition slices of the original rail that once lined the Atlanta BeltLine.

Beltline Fundraiser
The Mayor of Atlanta with The King of Ideas showing one of the latest Fundraisers

Each piece is cut by hand and stamped by local Atlanta sculptor Jason Smith and Nebo, the best digital marketing agency in the area, launched the innovative fundraising campaign. Each piece of rail will be sold for $99, and the proceeds from every purchase will help fund future Atlanta BeltLine programs and projects.

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Express Yosef

Appalachian State Mascot
In with the Old, Out with the New


I was a Happy Appy in ’99 when the Appalachian State University logo / characterization of our mascot, “Yosef” was overhauled (Yosef = yourself in an Appalachian Mountain dialect) . There was a selection from various logos and a winner was chosen. You could see the Mountains in the new logo, which was not unheard of the 90’s (think the Carolina’s shape in the Panther’s logo) and I suppose it was liked the best out of the choices available.

Heck, I thought the old one was fine and I think the issue with the selection of the new logo was the fact that the existing logo was not one of the choices to choose from. I can see why it was changed though. Continue reading Express Yosef

Go Tony!

Tony Hawk Skateboarding Old Fourth Ward Skatepark on the Atlanta Beltline
The Tony Hawk Foundation made the new Skatepark on the Atlanta Beltline Possible. This is a pic of him from opening day.



The Associated Press


Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk is donating his first skateboard to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Skateboarding pioneers including Hawk, Rodney Mullen, Cindy Whitehead and others are gathering Friday and Saturday at the museum for a festival celebrating the culture of skateboarding. On Saturday morning, Hawk will donate his first skateboard.

The Innoskate Skateboarding Festival is hosted by the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. It will feature panel discussions and skate sessions on a ramp built outside the museum. The museum is also showing films about skateboarding.

Hawk, of San Diego, is donating a 1975 Bahne skateboard that was handed down by his brother, Steve Hawk. He modified the skateboard’s fiberglass deck with plywood to raise it further from the wheels.

Wylie St. Reconfiguration

I’m excited to see what kind of reconfiguration will be done to the street I live on at the upcoming info session.  After the completion of the first paved section of the trail proved the proof of concept, the Woodruff Foundation donated the funding needed to pave the next section of the trail. The “paving”  creates a wide concrete sidewalk where the existing dirt paths are.  The infrastructure for future light rail is also implemented at this time which is why it takes a lot longer than a normal sidewalk to lay.

Southeast Study Group Residents Meeting 6/10/13

Join the Atlanta BeltLine for a Community Open House on the “Wylie Street Reconfiguration Project”, which will include traffic calming, streetscapes, and bicycle lanes.
Monday, June 10, 2013

6:30pm to 7:30pm

at Trees Atlanta

225 Chester Avenue, Atlanta, 30316

Atlanta Beltline Streetscape Rendering
Atlanta Beltline Streetscape Rendering