Arrangements for Mrs. Louvenia Gates

Homegoing Service for Mrs. Louvenia Gates is:
Sunday, January 4th
Time: 3P 
Location: 7th Day Adventist Church 
845 Lawton Street
 in the West End 
Her remains are with Gus Thornhill  Mortuary in East Point - (404) 768-2993.

Mrs. Louvenia Gates

Good Afternoon,

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Mrs. Louvenia Gates made her transition this afternoon.  Mrs. Gates passed away due to complications from a heart attack.  She was an executive member of NPU-S and the president of the Graymont Drive Neighborhood Association.  She was an active member in the Oakland City Community Organization (OCCO), a loving wife, mother, friend and a member of the West End Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Please keep the Gates Family in prayer during this difficult time.  Condolences can be directed to their home:

The Gates Family
1266 Graymont Dr., SW
Atlanta, GA  30311

We love her and she will be greatly missed.  Pls share this information with others.

Robbie Hunter
Chair, NPU-S

Photograhic Art Exhibit @ Central Library

"Mastery of the Mind's Eye" is a photographic exhibit featuring Nafisa Valita Sheriff, The ImageGriot and introducing Althea Brown, the Environmental Expressionist.
Opening Reception: Saturday December 6th   
2 - 5PM 
Lower Level Art Gallery of the Central Library downtown  
Closing Reception and Artist Talk:  January 17, 2015 
The exhibit is on display until January 23, 2015. 

Know Your Rights Forum 12/11 @ 19 JE Lowery Blvd

Thursday, December 11th

Pamela FloresCEO

Fax (404) 733-6838

541 Tenth Street, No. 312
Atlanta, GA 30318
(Georgia Mailing Address)

You are invited to the Groundbreaking of the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail

Good morning,

On behalf of Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, we invite you to join us as we 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.

Please see the attached invitation for details.

Jill Johnson

Jill Johnson
Director of Government Affairs
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. // 86 Pryor Street, Suite 300 Atlanta, GA 30303

Atlanta Streetcar Safety

Good morning,
Share this Streetcar safety info with friends and family.  A Frequently Asked Question sheet is attached in addition to the information below. The most important thing to remember is that electric streetcars are silent so stay aware and alert for them when traveling in the downtown Atlanta area.

Robbie Hunter


The Atlanta Streetcars are now testing during daytime hours. The general public should be aware and 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.
As the new transit system becomes part of our cityscape, please remember these tips to stay safe around the Atlanta Streetcar.
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  • The Atlanta Streetcars are big, beautiful, and powered by an overhead electrical system – which means they are very quiet when operating.
  • Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings when near streetcar tracks and intersections – always STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN before crossing the street.
  • A Streetcar traveling at 20 miles per hour takes almost 60 feet to stop.
  • Do not run in front of an approaching streetcar.
  • Step over tracks to avoid catching heels or wheels in the track gap.
  • Streetcar stops are located on the side of the streets and in the middle of the road – when heading to a stop:
    • Use designated crosswalks
    • Obey walk signals
    • Look both ways
    • Keep children close
  • The Atlanta Streetcars are big – they’re nearly 9 feet wide and 12 feet tall; they may block those on the road from seeing you, and may block you from seeing all the street action. All the more reason to STOP, LOOK, and LISTEN whenever you’re around the Atlanta Streetcar tracks or stops.
  • Streetcar operators must obey the same traffic and speed laws as any other motorist.
  • Streetcars travel at or below the posted speed limits and must obey all traffic signals.
  • It’s okay to drive on the Streetcar tracks – in most cases, roadway space and safety require it.
    • Be aware that vehicle tires may feel a bit different on the track, but the tracks are not electrified.
  • Look for Streetcars before you make a right at a red light.
    • The Streetcars are very quiet and you probably won’t hear them approaching.
    • Make sure you look before starting your turn.
  • Streetcars are NOT cars – they cannot stop quickly and are on rails, so cannot maneuver out of the way of vehicles and pedestrians.
  • A Streetcar traveling at 20 miles per hour takes almost 60 feet to stop.
  • Do not attempt to pass a Streetcar.
    • The Atlanta Streetcars are big – they’re nearly 9 feet wide and 12 feet tall – and they will block your line of sight, so do not pass a streetcar at a stop, and be alert for those disembarking from the streetcar.
  • Streetcars cannot go around cars parked on the tracks. Park your entire vehicle within the white lines and do not double-park.
Bicyclists and other human-powered wheeled vehicles
  • Watch your wheels – Streetcar tracks can be challenging to ride alongside and to cross for anything with wheels: bikes, strollers, wheelchairs, scooters, skateboards, in-line skates, etc.
    • Cross tracks as close to a right angle as possible.
    • Don’t lean into turns when crossing tracks
    • Remember: wet tracks can be slippery; sometimes it’s safest to walk your bike across the tracks.
  • Beware of the Door Zone – Cyclists traveling between traffic and parked vehicles should be aware of the Door Zone. When a driver in a parked vehicle suddenly opens their door into your travel space, it may cause you to swerve and put you – the cyclist – in the path of other vehicles or the track gap.
It’s Electric. Be Safe.
  • Streetcars are powered by electricity—use caution when approaching a work zone.
  • The overhead wire or “catenary” is energized at 750v DC. Do not attempt to climb the poles, touch the wires, or throw things at them.
  • Entry into streetcar power substations is prohibited for your protection.

Upcoming AARL Events and Programs (November)

FYI. Please see the attached flyer for “Afro-Panamanian Altars and Shrines: Cultural Remembering and Community-Building through Altar Making” beginning on Thursday, October 30th through Sunday, November 30th at the Hammonds House Museum located at 503 Peeples Street , Atlanta, GA 30310.
There will also be a FILM SCREENING on  Benny Andrews: The Visible Man on  
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 
at the Central Library on the 3rd Floor Meeting Room  
One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303.
On Thursday, November 13, 2014
 at 1:00 p.m. 
there will be a FILM SCREENING on Black in Latin America: An Island Divided 
at the Hammonds House Museum 
 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310.
Cleta Winslow
Councilmember, District 4
404-330-6047 (office)
404-216-1701 (cell)

BACES Board Candidate Search

Board Candidate Search, open to all interested Atlanta resident..  See attached list of positions and qualifications.  

Ms. Robbie Hunter
NPU-S Chair

Greetings All,

Please see attached document for available opportunities serve on Atlanta’s various Boards, Authorities and Commissions.
Contact information and instruction on how you can serve can be found in the attached document. Thanks for your time and have a great day!

Best Regards,
Nathan A. Carson,
Morehouse College '13
City of Atlanta Neighborhood Planning Unit
Office: 404-330-6641


Hardnett Oakland City Community Garden Fall Music Festival

Hello Everyone,

Oakland City Community Organization is very excited to announce our Fall Music Festival in the Garden.  You are invited to join us for a afternoon/evening full of music, food and fun.  Volunteers are needed.  Please contact me if you have time to support this event.  Attached is a flyer with more detailed information.

Thank you in advance for your continual support!

Louvenia Gates
OCCO Vice President

Early Voting Locations

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BeltLine - Upcoming Community Meetings and Kudzu Removal Program

Health and the Atlanta BeltLine // Play Day!

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New Study Group Series Looks at the Atlanta BeltLine and Health
The Atlanta BeltLine is asking for input in developing a fun culture of health and activity in Atlanta. Join us during any of the upcoming study group dates this October to discuss "Health on the Atlanta BeltLine." These meetings will include an open forum presentation followed by discussions to identify, create and provide unique opportunities for healthier, more sustainable living in Atlanta BeltLine communities. 

Upcoming sessions:

Play Day on the Atlanta BeltLine Returns October 19th!
Adults and kids of all ages are invited to join us for another Play Day on the Atlanta BeltLine on Saturday, October 19th. This event brings everyone together for a FREE day of sports and activities, in partnership with Atlanta Contact Point, including soccer, tennis, basketball, ultimate frisbee, flag football, lacrosse, rugby, volleyball, baseball, softball, dance, gaelic sports, circus arts, martial arts, and MORE!

When: Sunday, October 19, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Fourth Ward Skatepark, 830 Willoughby Way NE, 30312
Thank You!
With a generous donation from The James M. Cox Foundation/PATH Foundation leading the way, we are deeply grateful to the many donors who are supporting our current $12.5 million fundraising effort to build the Atlanta BeltLine on the Westside, among other priorites. Learn more →
Only 300 Limited Edition Rail Slices Remain - Get Yours Today!
You can still own a piece of the Atlanta BeltLine, with a limited-edition slice of the original rail that ran along the corridor. Only 305 of these beautiful pieces, hand-cut and stamped by local blacksmith Jason Smith, remain. Get yours now!
Atlanta BeltLine/Atlanta Streetcar Environmental Assessments
Please join us during the Westside Study Group Meeting to learn which route options and MARTA connections will formally move forward in the Federal Environmental Assessment. We will also learn about the overall transit system plan and next steps. 

When: Monday, October 6, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Atlanta Community Food Bank, 732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd NW, 30318
Help Us Find the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership's Next Executive Director
Do you know someone who could be the next great leader for the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership? Learn more about this non-profit leadership opportunity:

Nutrition Walk
Oct 2, 2014 6:00 PM

FitWit Boot Camp
Oct 4, 2014 8:30 AM

Walk with a Doc
Oct 4, 2014 9:00 AM

Oct 4, 2014 7:00 PM

Oct 7, 2014 6:00 PM

Nutrition Walk
Oct 8, 2014 5:30 PM

Other Events

Atlanta BeltLine Bike Tour - Eastside
Oct 4, 2014 10:00 AM


We need your help telling people about the Atlanta BeltLine at festivals and in neighborhoods throughout the city. Volunteer today. Thank you!

Atlanta BeltLine 101 

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