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Hapeville Hosts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers

14 Feb

“Hapeville Reel to Real” Film & Arts Series: made possible by the Southern Arts Federation, with “meet the filmmaker” opportunities, will come to downtown Hapeville!
At each film screening:

  • Reception with the film maker 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hapeville Depot Museum (620 S. Central Ave., Hapeville, GA 30354).  Live music!  Light refreshments are served.
  • Film showing at 6 p.m. will immediately follow the reception.

Saturday, April 2nd: Prodigal Sons

About the Film {Note: this film is for mature audiences.}

Prodigal Sons takes the basic question of nature versus nurture, injects

"Do not miss this film! Compellingly Universal." —David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle

it full of hormones, blends in a heady dose of Hollywood royalty and arrogant genius, and a Wellesian drama unfolds. Prodigal Sons follows three siblings — a transgender woman, a gay man and their adopted brother who discovers he’s the grandson of Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth — back to their Montana hometown. As each sibling struggles to reconcile their new identity with a complex traditional past, a powerful and poignant story of an entire family’s transformation unfolds.   More about this film, view the trailer!

About the Filmmaker

Kimberly Reed studied cinema at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University. Prodigal Sons is her first feature-length documentary film, and marks her coming out, in more ways than one. Reed is recognized as the first transgender feature filmmaker. She was selected for the Yaddo Artists’ Community and Al Gore’s Current TV Symposium on the Future of Non-Fiction Film. Her work has been featured for four consecutive years at IFP’s Independent Film Week, and she was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”

“Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp”

11 Feb

Hapeville Reel to Real” Film & Arts Series: made possible by the Southern Arts Federation, with “meet the filmmaker” opportunities, will come to downtown Hapeville!

The next film to be presented is “Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp” on Saturday, March 5th.

"Some of the most raucous group vocals...recorded." -Pitchforkmedia.com

“Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp” is the first feature documentary about Sacred Harp singing, a form of a cappella, shape note hymn singing. Shape note singing has survived over 200 years. Singers break open “The Sacred Harp,” a 160-year-old shape note hymnal which has preserved these fiercely beautiful songs which are some of the oldest in America. The film offers a glimpse into the lives of this “Lost Tonal Tribe” whose history is a story of both rebellion and tradition.   More about this film, view the trailer!

About the Filmmaker

Matt Hinton and his wife, Erica, are Sacred Harp singers who met while they attended Georgia State University. It was in Erica’s documentary film class at Georgia State that the seed for Awake, My Soul was sown. Seven years later, the couple completed the project and in the process got married and had a baby. Matt holds a Master’s degree in Theology from Emory University and teaches religion at Morehouse College. Erica operates Sir Chalk and Bunn, a print shop devoted to the art of letterpress printing. Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp is the Hinton’s first feature-length documentary.

Valentine’s Day Dinner

6 Feb

On february 14th The Hapeville Dwarf House Located at 461 North Central Avenue will offer a Valentines Dinner for two from 2:00p.m. to 10:00p.m.  There will be live music and flowers for all the women.

For their annual Valentine’s Day special Hapeville‘s Dwarf House will be offering steak dinner for 2! From 2 pm to 11:30 pm you will get 2 Flat Iron Steaks, 2 baked potatoes, 2 salads, and 2 deserts with drinks for only $21.95! We hope to see you There!

The Hapeville Arts Alliance Creating The Norton Arts Center

2 Feb

Several local residents have formed the Hapeville Arts Alliance to encourage the growth of a vibrant arts community in the City of Hapeville.  Long-term plans are to attract dozens of artists to live and work in our community.  A significant presence of artists in Hapeville will set our City apart and ulitmately lead to galleries and restaurants that will greatly increase the quality of life in our community.

As a first step, the Arts Alliance has partnered with local resident and business owner Gene Norton to transform the large, two-story yellow house at 781 North Central Avenue into an arts center.  This facility will have a gallery, a classroom for art lessons, and individual spaces where seven artists will work.  The grand opening of the Norton Arts Center is planned for March.

While much progress has been made on the renovation of the arts center, we still need volunteers to help make this dream a reality! Work will include cleaning, painting, and landscaping.  If you have time to help out, please email David Burt at dbburt100@msn.com and let me know that you are coming.  If you know others who would be interested, please forward this email to them.

The Norton Arts Center is just the beginning!  Be on the lookout for more announcements from the Arts Alliance over the coming months.

Construction Underway at Courtyards Hapeville

10 Sep

The town of Hapeville is the best of both worlds. It has a small-town feel, yet is a mere 10 minutes from downtown Atlanta and even closer to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Residents living in Courtyards Hapeville can get to work without the stress of a long commute, and residents working in Delta’s headquarters can even walk to work.

If you are looking for more than just an easy commute, take a look at one of the homes under construction in Courtyards Hapeville. The courtyard homes designed by ChesapeakeBuilt are exquisite, and allow for easy living as well as entertaining. The home being built on lot 7 features the popular master-on-main layout. The large master bedroom has an entrance to the home’s private courtyard. The main living area features a family room, dining room and beautiful kitchen, which all expertly flow making this home great for hosting celebrations or holiday dinners. Upstairs, a lofted area connects the two additional bedrooms and a bath. The upstairs area would make a great office or guest room, but is especially roomy for those with children.

This home, like all of ChesapeakeBuilt’s courtyard homes, is designed with a bungalow-style front to blend with Hapeville’s historical homes. The home has a two car garage in the rear, enhancing the streetscape of Courtyards Hapeville.

For more information on the stunning features that go into ChesapeakeBuilt‘s homes, visit the builder’s website.

New airport deal secures terminal project

31 Aug

“The airlines serving the world’s busiest airport agreed Tuesday to contribute an additional $30 million to help the city of Atlanta finish a $1.3 billion international terminal by the 2012 scheduled completion date.”

Read more: New airport deal secures terminal project – Atlanta Business Chronicle

With a secure completion date business will be even more attracted to the Aerotropolis, Jacoby’s redevelopment of the former Ford plant in Hapeville.  With the environmental remediation complete we should see further activity at the site soon to coincide with the completion of the Terminal.

And what does all this activity mean for Hapeville?  Real estate appreciation!  A city of just over 2 square miles with wonderful police and fire protection and two charter schools, this is a hidden gem.

“U.S. stocks were rising today after new reports showed that consumer confidence and home prices were rising, helping to allay worries about the economic recovery”, Sung Moss, TheStreet.

Metro Atlanta’s house prices once again showed another month of steady improvement in June, according to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index released Tuesday.

Read more: Atlanta home prices rise 2% in June – Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Another Sale: 3175 Oakdale

23 Aug

Following a very enjoyable presentation for Realtors, City Officials and honored guests last Thursday evening Nicholas Brown of Muffley & Associates presented an acceptable offer for this new home.

With housing more affordable than ever and Atlanta new home inventory at levels not seen in almost a decade the pace of sales seems to be picking up.

“Homeownership is within reach of more households than it has been for almost a generation,” said NAHB Chairman Bob Jones, a home builder from Bloomfield Hills, Mich. “Interest rates continue to hover at historic low levels, the economy is beginning to rebound and with house prices starting to stabilize, conditions are beginning to draw home buyers back into the market, which is a positive step on the path to recovery.”

Our lender is now offering up to 100% financing on their private portfolio loans.  For more information on our community please contact Nicholas at Nicholas Brown [nicholas@muffleyhomes.com] or at 770-630-5430.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta; Fall Fashion

9 Aug

The Real Housewives of Atlanta are doing their Fall Fashion Shoot at our model home in Hapeville on Tuesday, August 10th.  We are humbled to have our home chosen as a set for this important shoot.  But we are even more pleased to have the opportunity to show off Hapeville.

The shoot will be published in the November issue of EBONY magazine.

Look for pictures of the shoot posted here soon.

Hapeville “Real to Reel” Arts: Film & Arts!

5 Aug

The Hapeville Association Of Tourism and Trade, in partnership with the Hapeville Historical Society, proudly presents Hapeville Real to Reel Arts, an Independent Film and Arts Series.  The feature film, “Dive”with Producer/Director Jeremy Siefert will be Hapeville’s Kickoff to the Southern Circuit Tour Of Independent Filmmakers on Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hapeville United Methodist Church.

“Dive” follows Jeremy Siefert and his friends as they dumpster dive in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A.’s supermarkets.  In the process they salvage thousands of dollars worth of good food and uncover a disturbing truth about waste in America.  Their goal quickly becomes finding out why so much edible food is being thrown away instead of being given to those who need it.  The result is equal parts entertainment and guerrilla journalism, with the hopes of motivating its audience to a call for action.

Jeremy Siefert was raised in Colorado and has spent time in Asia, Africa and Europe.  He has a B.A. in English Literature from John Brown University and a M.A. in Theology and the Arts from Fuller Theological Seminary.  “Dive” is Jeremy’s first film.

Following a screening of his feature film, Seifert and his audience will engage in a discussion about the film and his work as a filmmaker.  A reception with arts entertainment prior to the screening will also be planned; details forthcoming.

COMING IN 2011:DOW 1,400?

2 Aug

If you think today’s market rally is optimistic, check out what two newsletters are saying, according to MarketWatch’s Peter Brimelow this morning.

The Cabot Market Letter says that “from the market’s low point in the year of the midterm elections (like 2010) to its high the following year (2011), the major averages have averaged a gain of nearly 50%.”

The letter concludes that “with a Dow low of 9,687, a rally into 2011 could carry the index well above 13,000 and even to 14,000. It might sound crazy, but history suggests it’s not just possible but likely!”

Another letter, Sound Advice, concludes: “If our heretical review of how economic expansions have worked over the last 65 years is confirmed this time around, we should do well.”