April 2007

There are 3 blog entries for April 2007.

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest Exhibit by Howard Williams
I attended the Alpharetta Arts Streetfest this year (April 21-22, 2007) and I must admit that the local photographers -- and those from across the US -- were a personal highlight of the event. As a photobug myself, I really enjoyed seeing the work of others showcased. My favorite photographer at the event was a local artist, Howard Williams. (Howard Williams Photography in Alpharetta Georgia) One of my favorites in his display used a black an white approach and added a colorized portion (a barn). It was a huge print with great impact. My second favorite display -- a close second -- was the work of local artist Robert Jones (Robert Jones Photography in Alpharetta Georgia). Jones specialized in black and white photography and had several examples…
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A recent surge in thefts from vehicles is making the crime blotter.
  • Theft by taking – Riverwalk Terrace – 30024 - The victims’ ladder and handgun was taken from his vehicle. There were no signs of forced entry.
  • Theft by taking – Galleon Drive – 30004 – The victims’ vehicle was taken. There were no signs of forced entry.
  • Theft by taking – East Meadows Court – 30005 – The victims’ I-pod was taken from her vehicle. There were no signs of forced entry.
  • Theft by taking – Summerlin Drive – 30005 – The victims’ DVD player was taken from his unlocked vehicle.
  • Theft by taking – Lake Medlock Court – 30022 – The victims’ camera and handbag was taken from his unlocked vehicle.
Additional activities included:
  • Burglary
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alpharetta real estateDo you have a home that has a mailbox with a brick or stucco surround that is over fifteen years old? If so, chances are good that you have the same problem that I recently addressed. The hinge on my mailbox door was rusted to the point that the door would frequently fall off and end up in the street. I am pretty handy at fixing things but this problem stumped me. It looked like it would be next to impossible to remove the old metal mailbox and then try to squeeze a new one in its place. I had a big problem but as luck would have it I received a flyer that offered salvation.

Paul Belford owns a business called Mailboxes PDQ that exclusively serves the Atlanta metro area. I called Paul one evening and he scheduled an installation time for nine in the

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