A Global Generosity Movement| December 3, 2019
What Will You Give?
Help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods or your voice.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.
It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. Identify your gifts, pick a cause that gets you fired up, and give back - not just on December 3 for Giving Tuesday, but every day.
PIEDMONT HEIGHTS COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT FOUNDATION
When so much attention is given to what makes us different, generosity is what brings people together. We’re proud to be part of the #GivingTuesday global movement for generosity
The Piedmont Heights Community Improvement Foundation (PHCIF) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable corporation with a Board of Directors made up of local residents and representatives from the business community. Its mission is to raise funds for the "...preservation of the rich heritage of Piedmont Heights, the enhancement of its physical assets, and the betterment of its common welfare."
Monies raised by the Foundation are distributed to the Piedmont Heights Civic Association to initiate and implement projects that will benefit the community. Donate to help improve our neighborhood or volunteer your time to the community through the Piedmont Heights Civic Association
Neighbors, PHCA your neighborhood association is looking for neighborhood volunteers for 2020 and beyond. As the year draws to close we look back at a busy and successful year for all of the PHCA volunteers and ambassadors who make a positive difference in our neighborhood. We have a lot to be thankful for this year.
We need your help make 2020 even better. We have volunteer opportunities in many areas with our association. Contact us here for more information on how you can have a positive impact on our community!
#givingtuesday #giveback #donate
Owner and Chef Pat Pascarella of The White Bull in Decatur, and soon Grana ATL (next to Sprouts on Piedmont Rd) which opens in 2020 in #morningside #piedmontheights will be one of the chefs at our neighborhood annual meeting tomorrow, join us!
Eating & Drinking in PiHi! A conversation with local chefs, beverage makers, and more! Come meet Chef Pat Pascarella of Grana (opening in 2020 next to Sprout Market!), Sachi Takahara from Nakato, Steve Farace from SweetWater Brew, and more.
http://bit.ly/PHAnnualMeeting2019 - RSVP
Sun, November 24, 2019
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM EST
Ansley Golf Club
196 Montgomery Ferry Drive Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309
Piedmont Heights Civic Association (PHCA) Annual Neighborhood Meeting
FREE EVENT for all residents of the Piedmont Heights neighborhood, whether you're an owner or renter in a home or in an apartment complex, and whether or not you're a member of the Piedmont Heights Civic Association (PHCA). Welcome!
Mix and mingle with your neighbors in PiHi and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
Exciting news! Coming to Armour Yards!
This is going to be exciting so close to us in Piedmont Heights at 225 Ottley!
Coming to our area of interest neighborhood Armour Yards
Farmer's Market Comes To Armour Yards! Exciting News!
We are one week away from the launch of The Farmers Market @armouryards
Stop by 225 Ottley Drive for fresh local produce, meat, eggs and more. @banhmihuy will be onsite as well as chef demos by Copiana and more.
Truly Living Well
Four Bellies Farm
Banh Mi Huy and Company
Thursday November 7th from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
225 Ottley Drive
Next to Sweetwater, near to Georgia Organics office
The Session announces the final worship service will be held on November 17, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. This will be a Service of Word and Sacrament celebrating communion of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In addition, communion will also be celebrated on November 3rd and 10th.
Following the last worship service, come join friends for lunch after the final worship service. They will celebrate 149 years of ministry, and enjoy sharing memories and plans for your ongoing spiritual journey.
Please R.S.V.P. beginning Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Deadline for R.S.V.P. is Monday, November 11, 2019.
Or, if you do not have access to a computer you may call the office at 404-875-7483.
In addition, at the luncheon there will be a display of historical memorabilia and a table for displaying any remembrances you would like to bring. You may email up to three photos for a slideshow to be presented during lunch. Send these to firstname.lastname@example.org as .jpg or .png attachments. Please do not mail any hard copies as we will not be able to return these items.
In an effort to be sure everyone who might be interested is contacted, feel free to forward this information to people you know, including any former members, pastors, or staff members you keep up with.
From Atlanta Public Schools - "The Superintendent Search"
We are reminding you of several important community conversations happening this week.
On Tuesday, October 22, the Atlanta Board of Education will host a Superintendent Search community meeting at Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy, located at 1626 Westhaven Drive, SW.
On Wednesday, October 23, APS will host a Facilities Master Plan community conversation at South Atlanta High School, located at 800 Hutchens Rd SE.
On Thursday, October 24, the Atlanta Board of Education will host another Superintendent Search community meeting at Bolton Academy, located at 2268 Adams Drive, NW.
Additional Superintendent Search meetings will be held on Monday, October 28, at Kindezi at Gideons located at 897 Welch Street, SW and Wednesday, October 30, at Benteen Elementary School, located at 200 Cassanova Street, SE.
For more information on any upcoming community meetings, visit the APS website or link to superintendent search here: http://bit.ly/SuptSearchAPS and facilities planning here: http://bit.ly/APSFacilitiesPlan
APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen will host the 2019 State of the District to share a report out of the goals, accomplishments, and ongoing opportunities for Atlanta Public Schools. The community will gather for true and inspiring stories from The Epic of APS. Superintendent Carstarphen, along with the heroic students, educators and staff of APS, will narrate the 2019 State of the District, highlighting the victories, struggles and stalemates from the APS Journey of Transformation and our quest for excellence to ensure all students graduate ready for college and career.
The adventure will be hosted at the newly renovated Harper-Archer Elementary School and kick off with a ribbon cutting of the magnificent upgraded facility. Learn more and RSVP here: http://bit.ly/SODRSVP
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Ribbon Cutting
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – State of the District Address
For dissemination, are safety tips for adults, and kids, to help keep everyone safe on Halloween.
Your Off Duty APD Officers will be patrolling the neighborhood during prime trick or treat hours, I will also be working, and manning the patrol cell phone. I have made contact with Zone 2, and there will be extra on duty Zone 2 patrols during Halloween as well.
Please feel free to share the tips below, and we remind residents to always call 911 first then the patrol cell phone when reporting suspicious activity.
Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Plan a trick-or-treating route in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets.
Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and don’t run from house to house.
Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Be careful when you cross a street. Make sure to look in both directions and make sure that there are no cars coming. If you have a little brother or sister with you, take their hand and help them get across the street, too. If the street has a stop light, wait until the cross walk light tells you that it is okay to cross now, but still check before you cross, look both ways.
Choose bright costumes, and have children carry flashlights or glow sticks so they are easily visible. (Hint – Try adding reflective tape to costumes and candy bags!)
Never, ever go into a strangers house or even ring their door for treats unless your parents are with you and say that it’s okay.
Always walk younger children to the door to receive treats.
Be sure children do not approach any vehicle, occupied or not, unless you are with them.
Never accept rides from strangers.
Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Make sure children know your cellphone number, their home telephone number, and address in case you are separated.
Consider giving them a cellphone so they can reach you easily.
Teach children how to call 911 in an emergency.
Teach children to say “NO!” in a loud voice if someone tries to get them to go somewhere, accept anything other than a treat, or leave with them. Tell them to try everything they can to escape, including yelling, hitting, and kicking,
Have a safe and happy Halloween, see you in the neighborhood..
ROCK SPRING PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
(Its beginnings and its finish)
10/15/19 In the early 1820s the first pioneers arrived in Piedmont Heights. The Cheshires, Plasters, Liddells, Colliers and others settled among the friendly Creek Indians. The area was called the Rock Spring Community because of a spring flowing from under a rock at the foot of a knoll at the intersection of today’s Piedmont Avenue and Montgomery Ferry Road. In 1835, a one-room log schoolhouse was built beside the spring to educate the children in the growing community. During the Civil War, the Battle of Atlanta devastated the area but afterwards the schoolhouse was rebuilt; in 1868 the Union Sunday School was established by the Presbyterian schoolteacher, Joel Mable, who held services in the little building.In 1870 the “Presbyterian Church of Rock Spring” was organized with twenty-seven founding members. They built a small white wood frame church beside the school and dedicated it on December 2, 1871. The Atlanta Constitution reported “. . . on a level and beautiful spot with a noble forest growth around it, is a neat-looking attractive church, flanked by a cozy little schoolhouse.”By the 1920s the congregation needed larger facilities and hired Charles Henry Hopson, noted English architect, to design a new church. Described as reminiscent of the Scottish and English parish churches with echoes of the Gothic style and the “Arts and Crafts” movement, the Georgian newspaper described it as “. . . one of the most artistically designed small churches in the south.” Shortly after the turn of the 21st century, membership and contributions began to decline. In 2017 as the membership dropped below 100, the congregation decided to sell the manse and some of the property to a developer. The remainder of the property, including both buildings and the parking area, are protected under the Atlanta City Landmark designation. The matter was debated vigorously for over a year. The developer proposed to build a small group of houses around the church in styles compatible with the church’s own character simulating an “English village.” With the preservation of the church assured, the sale went through, and construction of the houses began in the spring of 2019. Nevertheless, a few months later after much prayer and discussion, the congregation determined that their call to ministry was more than a call to simply sustaining itself. Thus, the congregation voted to dissolve. The Presbytery of Greater Atlanta will focus first on seeking another congregation for the historic church and has asked the Piedmont Heights community for its ideas for other appropriate uses. The loss will be far, far greater than just the Presbyterian congregation. More than twenty service organizations and groups of all kinds have shared the church’s facilities over the years: a second congregation called God’s Power and Deliverance Church, preschool, choral groups, homeless outreach, Atlanta Orchid Society, Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, a bridge club, Metro Atlanta Doll Club, several neighborhood condominium associations and, of course, the Piedmont Heights Civic Association, to name but a few. So, what does the future hold for this historic icon which has served our community so well for so long and which, in fact, defines it?
Now Open Piedmont Heights! Our second Starbucks location at 1870 Piedmont Ave! Stop by and meet store manager Ali Balkhi and his team! The Drive Thru is open!
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Piedmont Heights Civic Association
1579 Monroe Dr. NE, Ste. F307
Atlanta, GA 30324