Year in Review: ice storm and ghosts & goblins draw readers

Looking at 2014, Halloween and the winter weather drew readers to The Jefferson Park Hub.

The October holiday draws crowds of costumed youngsters to the sidewalks as the residents open their doors to hand out treats.

Residents on Bryan Avenue create a place where zombies roam free while folks at the Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church have a more tame night as members distribute candy from the parking lot.

Read the story here.

Old Man Winter paralyzed the community, including many children left at bus when in late January roads turned impassable.

Snow and ice wrecked havoc on the interstates, while local roads were no better for cars and trucks to maneuver. Jefferson Park residents ventured first to the former Cleveland Avenue CVS to grab supplies and food before walking to help unlucky souls stuck on Route 166. (Photo: Remember this?)
A second storm arrived Feb. 12, but community leaders learned from the first storm and canceled events.
Read the story here.




Tree recycling in East Point

Christmas Composted

If you are a resident of East Point, city workers will haul away your live evergreen.

It doesn’t need to be wrapped. Simply put the tree out on the street on your scheduled trash pick-up day. It’ll be taken off your hands.

Keep Georgia Beautiful is promoting mulching. You can take the tree – stripped of all ornaments, of course – to the Home Depot off Cascade Road and they’ll take care of it.

Does anyone know if there is a East Point facility that will mulch a tree to recycle it?


The Army Corps of Engineers is also accepting trees to build fish habitat at Lake Alatonna. You can learn more here.

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East Point farmers market Saturday with new vendors.

Indoor Holiday Market
Saturday, December 20

9 am to 1pm

Fire Station #1, 2757 East Point St.

New: Palacsinta – Hungarian Pastries/Desserts- Variety of traditional hungarian pastries and desserts! Great for holiday guests/parties.

New: Hot Apple Cider- EPFM Fundraiser Booth – Hot Apple Cider provided by Mercier Orchards. You can buy a whole, chilled half gallon at the Mercier booth if you want some to take home.

New: One Mad Jeweler- Wide variety of custom made jewelry -earrings, pendants, cuffs. Jewelry in a variety of materials, including Copper, Silver, Gold and Leather!

Scharko Farms – Seasonal Produce including a wide variety of greens, beets, onions, butternut squash

New: Abundant Harvest Farms- Seasonal Produce including a wide variety of greens and farm fresh eggs

New: CalyRoad Creamery- EPFM Fundraiser Booth- a variety of their fresh and aged goat and cow cheeses

AromaTherapuetics Medicinal- large variety of aromatherapy and personal care products and live herbs for planting.

Table of Friends – French chef’s fresh breads, pastries, croissants, jellies/jams and more!

Stella’s Sudz - homemade laundry detergent in a variety of aromas, nicely packaged in jars – buy for you or as a gift basket

Cafe Campesino – EPFM Fundraiser Booth- Hot Brewed Coffee and Fair Trade bagged coffee beans

New: Lil’ Beans Bakery - variety of pies and breads made with healthy navy beans!

P.A.T.C.H.- local community organization focusing on promoting urban gardening, fundraising thru selling plants & seeds

New: Mercier Orchards -Delicious North Georgia Apples, fried apple pies and half gallons of apple cider

Sweet Potato Jewelry – real sweet potato jewelry handmade by LaFawnda Walton


 List from City of East Point Economic Development

Ex-East Point police chief Frank Brown speaks to AJC “Black & Blue”

The AJC interviewed the East Point’s former top police cop, Frank Brown, as part of its “Black & Blue” series, looking at the intersection of police and African-Americans.

“Police administration right now is facing a lot of scrutiny and the truth of the matter is we are dropping the ball. I say that because we are basically standing in the background and allowing prosecutors, jurors and grand jurors to solve our problems within our agencies. If we cannot police our own agencies, we can certainly not police our own communities. Police administrators cannot stand in the background when problems occur in our departments. These incidents are not about Darren Wilson or Daniel Pantaleo. These incidents are about what creates those kinds of problems.”

Read more. (Paywall at the website)