Spread the Word – Taste & Tour of Cheshire Bridge 2013 – Oct. 9

TNT2013You may or may not think of Cheshire Bridge Road as a foodie destination or the ideal location for taste and tour event, but coming in 1 week will be the Taste & Tour of Cheshire Bridge 2013.  Truth is, the corridor is not only known for its strip clubs and sex shops, but it has a number of good restaurants and retailers that have had rave reviews over the years.  Spread the News and support Cheshire Bridge businesses in a positive way.
Participating Merchants & Hours:
Ghion Cultural Hall & California Mart – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Nino’s Italian Restaurant – 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM Nakato’s Japanese Restaurant – 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM New Baby Products – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Antiques & Beyond – 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM Taqueria del Sol – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM & 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM The Colonnade – 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Habersham Gardens – 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Alfredo’s Italian Restaurant – 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM **Ursula’s Cooking School – 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM** Johnny’s New York Style Pizza – 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM Return to Eden – 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM **These merchants will be giving out free samples..
No need to buy tickets. Simply visit your favorite participating merchants throughout the event day and spend money! Buy merchandise and/or order from their regular menus. Have lunch, then browse the stores, have cocktails at one, appetizers  at another, main course at another, and dessert at yet another. These  merchants will donate a percentage of their daily sales (5%-20%) to the  event. Be sure to thank our merchants for their participation!
Proceeds from the event will be shared between Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition (LLCC) and the Marcus Autism Center.
From Midtown Patch: http://midtown.patch.com/groups/business-news/p/spread-the-word–taste–tour-of-cheshire-bridge-2013–oct-9

Atlanta Marathon Comes to Our LLCC Community


On Sunday, 30 October, the Atlanta Marathon will wind its way though 26.2 miles of Atlanta neighborhoods. LLCC neighborhoods will play host to this marathon along portions of Shepherds Lane, LaVista Road and Lindbergh Drive.
Volunteers from The Center for Puppetry Arts will be along the route in our community to cheer the runners on. They will be dressed in costumes and carrying puppets and noisemakers (according to LVPCA resident Lisa Rhodes). Come out and join this fun-loving bunch to offer encouragement to the runners.

To see the full course map, click HERE.
This course will necessitate full or partial closing of these streets. Below is a matrix showing expected closures:

Shepherds Lane 8:25 AM – 12:10 PM Entire Street
LaVista Road 8:30 AM – 12:25 PM Westbound Lane
Lindbergh Drive 8:35 AM – 12:40 PM Westbound Lane

Jason Stephenson Named Volunteer of the Year for 2010

 
Receiving 52% of the votes cast online by our members, Jason was named Volunteer of the Year for 2010 at our Annual Meeting on 11 November.
Jason has served on the Board of Directors for the past two years as Treasurer. He has also worked on the Marketing Committee, the Membership Committee, the Grant Writing Committee, the ESL Program Steering Committee, the Meadow Loop Trail, and the Communications Committee as Newsletter Editor. Jason recently represented LLCC as a co-presenter at the Neighborhood Summit sponsored by the Community Foundation of Metro Atlanta.
Jason lives in the East Lake Community, but until recently lived in the LaVista Walk complex in Lindridge Martin Manor for 2.5 years. He is employed as Director of Youth Ministries at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Sheridan Road in LaVista Park.

2010 Taste & Tour of Cheshire Bridge Road

 

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Yuki Takahara
Fax: 404-874-7897

Phone: 678.777.7833

E-mail: yuki@tourofcheshirebridge.com
Website: www.tourofcheshirebridge.com
TASTE & TOUR OF CHESHIRE BRIDGE 2010
A Weekend of Sensory Exploration on Atlanta’s Quirkiest Little Road
The upscale, family-friendly businesses of Cheshire Bridge Road are working together to bring you the 2nd annual Taste & Tour of Cheshire Bridge. Some of Atlanta’s top restaurants will offer tastings while other retail stores will offer raffles and discounts. Ticket sales from this year’s event will benefit the Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition or LLCC and the Blueprints plan to beautify the Lindbergh LaVista Corridor area.
Atlanta, GA, September 11-12 – The Taste & Tour of Cheshire Bridge will operate Saturday September 11 and Sunday September 12. Tastings, tours, will be offered from 12 noon to 5 PM with a gathering after 5 PM at Cheshire Pointe with local musicians, artist and information booths on civic associations, nature conservancies, park services and public service groups. Recommended lots for parking are on Liddell Drive, Faulkner Road, and 1893 Piedmont Road (back parking lot of Nakato Japanese Restaurant). Trolley service will be available with a history tour of the colorful street. Tickets will be sold online at www.lindberghlavista.org and participating store locations. Ticket prices are $20 each for the entire weekend. Many of the Cheshire Bridge businesses will be offering different samples, tastings, and giveaways for each day of the event.
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition, a non-profit organization for promoting the safety and progress of the business nodes along the corridor as well as creating a blueprint for sustainable and progressive neighborhood planning. 
Many of the participating businesses have called Cheshire Bridge Road their home for decades while others have recently joined the eclectic Cheshire Bridge mix. Participating businesses include but are not limited to Alfredo’s, Antiques and Beyond, Bamboo Luau, Java Blues, The Colonnade, Costumes Etc., Flora Dora, Las Margaritas, Nakato Japanese Restaurant, Nino’s, Taco Cabana, Habersham Gardens, Johnny’s Pizza, Return to Eden, Roxx Tavern, Rusto’s Pizza, Ursula’s Cooking School, Sheik’s Burritos n’ Kabobs, Woodfire Grill and Rhodes Bakery. 
If you would like more information on this event, the participants, or if you would like to schedule an interview with any of the participants, please e-mail yuki@tourofcheshirebridge.com.
Visit www.lindberghlavista.org for more information on the community blueprint.

5% Day at Whole Foods Market Briarcliff

 

Shop for a cause at Whole Foods Market Briarcliff! On Wednesday, June 30, Whole Foods Market will donate 5% of their net sales to the Lindbergh LaVista Corridor Coalition. Funds will be used for the continual development of the Confluence Trail system along the North and South forks of Peachtree Creek. Stop by the Briarcliff location to show your support and help raise important funds for the LLCC!

Companies Turn to Customers for Charitable ‘Advice’

In an effort to burnish their image with consumers, several Fortune 500 companies have launched online giving contests and invited customers to help them determine which nonprofits should receive their charitable dollars, the Bergen Record reports.
Companies that have rolled out such campaigns include Target, Pepsi, Northwestern Mutual, and Sam’s Club, which recently wrapped up its Giving Made Simple campaign in which Sam’s Club members and employees were given an opportunity to help decide how $4 million should be allocated among eight charities.
The Obama administration has taken note of the phenomenon. With help from the Case Foundation, the administration held a conference last month to discuss ways for businesses, foundations, and charities to use prizes and challenge competitions to spur new ideas and innovation in the nonprofit world.
While proponents of online campaigns argue that they teach nonprofits how to promote themselves on new platforms — and, in the process, learn how to appeal to a younger, more technologically savvy demographic — at least one critic takes issue with the idea of turning charitable giving into a popularity contest. “I don’t think giving should be another ‘Dancing with the Stars,'” said Pablo Eisenberg, a senior fellow with the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. “Good organizations are going to get left out because people are going to vote for the popular ones. It doesn’t get at the substance of who in the community really needs what.”
Lipman, Harvy. “Asking the Public Which Charities Should Get Funds.” Bergen Record 5/10/10

LLCC Night at Nino’s

13 neighbors and 24 Nino’s regulars enjoyed the delicious food and relaxing atmosphere at our latest LLCC Night at Nino’s Italian Restaurant March 8. Helen & Tony Noviello, owners and LaVista Park residents, graciously donated 10% of the evening’s gross to LLCC. We hope to continue our LLCC Night program in the coming year with other fine eateries in our community.