September 2015 Around Town

The Forward Arts Foundation announced plans for its annual Swan Coach House Flea Market, commemorating FAF’s 50th anniversary. Dates are September 17-19, opening with a festive preview party September 17. All events are held in the lower level parking lot at the Atlanta History Center. Market hours are 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on September 18 and until 2 p.m.…

Special Olympics Athletes Get Visit from Matthews

Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Jake Matthews participated in the Special Olympics #PlayUnified ProCamp, bringing together people with and without intellectual disabilities in athletic camps, creating a world of respect and inclusion where misunderstanding and exclusion disappear.

Gregory’s Yellow Jackets Poised for Strong Season

Meet Brian Gregory of Buckhead, head coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket basketball team, entering his 14th season. Gregory's first season saw Tech score victories over a pair of NCAA Tournament teams in VCU and NC State, both away from home, and defeat Georgia in Athens for the program's first victory there in 35 years. The Yellow Jackets demonstrated…

Why I Taught My Mom To Play Baseball

“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too.”- Yogi Berra My name is Witt Grebe and I love baseball. I started playing baseball when I was 4 years old. Back then, my mom used to stand on the sidelines and cheer. I was so happy when my mom cheered that I wanted to…

Refuge Coffee Brings Jobs and Community

If you drive down East Ponce de Leon Avenue in Clarkston, you’ll eventually pass a large red food truck, some brightly colored umbrellas, and a crowd of people. You’ll probably turn around; it’s recommended that you do, because Refuge Coffee has a unique story that you’ll be interested in hearing.

Get Inside the Georgia Bulldogs Playbook

September offers the sweet release of slightly cooler temperatures and here in the South our thoughts quickly turn to football. Whether tailgating before the game, cheering our teams on through all kinds of weather (and hopefully into championships) or discussing each play well after the final play, we love football season! If you are a Bulldogs fan, you sing along…

College Football Hall of Fun

While hundreds of thousands enjoy visiting the College Football Hall of Fame, its President and CEO John W. Stephenson Jr. goes to his own sports venue when he wants to relax and get his sports fix. “I go to Dick’s Sporting Goods,” he says. “There’s always something fun to get there.”

Meetups: Pick-up Games for Grown-ups

If you’ve ever moved to a new city or set out to experience new things or learn a new skill, you probably understand how difficult it can be to meet people who share your interests. Luckily, Meetup provides dozens, if not hundreds, of opportunities to meet new friends, lovers, and team mates, nearby.

Meet Sean Peterson

Sean is the manager of Road Runner Sports in Buckhead and runs (and actually runs) CARE 5K Charity Run/Walk Events in Atlanta, partnering to plan races to benefit local charities in communities across the country.

It’s that magical time, BuckHaven!

Wherever your allegiances lay, it's time to grab the pom poms and plug in the crockpot. Even better, suit up and hit the gridiron, court, pool or gym to hone your own personal athletic goals and enjoy Atlanta's slightly cooler temps. In this issue, learn about how Meetups can help you find your next workout partners or even a kickball…