You’ve probably noticed the sudden appearance of scooters and mopeds nestled on street corners, parked on sidewalks and resting alongside the BeltLine trails. In just the last few months, the city has been swamped with new forms of alternative transportation, which are inexpensive to use and environmentally friendly, but are proving to be problematic for pedestrians and drivers. Back in May, I was driving to meet friends for dinner at Manuel’s Tavern when I saw three people riding the stand-up Bird scooters along North Highland Avenue. Later that same evening, while walking on the Eastside Trail, I noticed Bird scooters had been seemingly abandoned along the BeltLine. I stopped my walk and Googled to see what this sudden flock of Birds was all about. Within weeks, I saw that Lime scooters had entered the market. Just in the last week, I walked out of my building in the Old Fourth Ward and was met by a trio of yellow mopeds clustered on the sidewalk. Yep, Muving has … [Read more...] about Editor’s Letter: Scooter madness around Intown!
Can you guess where you'd find this in Concord? It's a clue put out by Intown Concord for this year's Evening en Blanc put on by the Concord Hospital Trust. Michelle Motuzas Johnson / For the Insider Now that Market Days has come and gone, the folks at Intown Concord have a little more time to plan more downtown events. And next up on the list is an artisan walk or more formally known as “Discover Art” as part of their Discover Downtown series on Thursday. The walk is 5 to 9 p.m. and completely free for any and all to go to. There’s no sign-ups or meeting spots, just around 20 local merchants taking part. The whole point is to showcase area artists and artisans, and everyone has a little something special planned for the evening. Little River Oriental Rugs is bringing in their rug fixer to show just how to repair one of those beautiful pieces that keep your feet all cozy while walking around your house. Pompanoosuc Mills will have three of its artists on hand, with … [Read more...] about Intown Concord hosting art walk, photo hunt
Friday, June 29, 2018 Print thank you Great job, Intown!Intown Concord deserves a huge shout out for their outstanding job in running this past week’s 44th annual Market Days Festival. Kate Fleming, Michelle Johnson and the entire committee did a fantastic job in both planning and executing the event. Also, thank you to the small army of volunteers who helped run everything during all three days. It is hard to acknowledge appreciation for how much work goes into running an event of this magnitude, and it is no small task to coordinate the hundreds of details required to organize the vendors and entertainment programs. Each year, the Market Days Festival attracts more vendors to the capital city than the year before! Thank you Intown Concord for the work done to contribute greatly to making our downtown more vibrant.Mark CiborowskiConcord … [Read more...] about Great job, Intown Concord!
People walk along N. Main Street during opening day of Intown Concord’s Market Days Festival, Thursday, June 23, 2016. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) People walk along N. Main Street during opening day of Intown Concord’s Market Days Festival, Thursday, June 23, 2016. (ELIZABETH FRANTZ / Monitor staff) The weekend the Capital Region has been looking forward to all year is finally upon us – Market Days. Intown Concord’s annual three-day outdoor celebration of all things Concord and beyond starts this Thursday and will run through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. This is a free festival that’s fun for the whole family, featuring hundreds of vendors, activities for kids and families, live music, loads of great food and general fun and revelry all over the downtown area. This year will be the 44th installment of the celebrated tradition, and keeping true to form, this one figures to be bigger and better than last year’s event, … [Read more...] about Welcome, all, to Intown Concord’s 2018 Market Days Festival
Atlanta INtown columnist and contributor Sally Bethea has won first place for magazine commentary/opinion at the annual Georgia Press Association Awards. Her Above the Waterline column “Is Houston’s flooding a cautionary tale for Atlanta?” brought home the win. You can read the column at this link. Bethea, the retired executive director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and current board president of Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, has been writing about sustainability and the environment in her column for three years. In addition to Bethea’s win, our sister publications Reporter Newspapers brought home 12 awards for excellence. From all of us at INtown, congratulations, Sally! We are honored and thrilled to have you as part of our family. … [Read more...] about Sally Bethea wins Georgia Press Association Award for INtown column