Thursday, July 5, 2012
A gallery of fireworks photos taken this year at Centennial Park.
Here are my photos taken this year at Centennial Park. Please take a look at the gallery, but more importantly send in your photos! Thousands lined the streets near the CNN Center hoping that the rain would stay away and we would get a good show. We were not disappointed, as the fireworks show got started around 9:30 p.m., with a blast. From our vantage point at the top of The Glenn Hotel we could see a number of other fireworks shows in the distance. I want to see all the fun and games that you had going on this 4th of July! So Please Send in your Pictures!!! Hope to see some pictures soon!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
A Patch photographer gives advice on capturing the sparkle in the sky.
Southwest Atlanta is going to be full of loud booms and explosions this year like every year during the 4th of July. Many people light fireworks in their own backyards and in the streets. First thing you should take note of is safety. But after being safe, Cascade Patch wants you to take great photos and send them in to our site! Here are some tips from a photographer on how to take great photos of fireworks: Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Here is a short tutorial to help you capture the rockets' red glare this Fourth of July. Equipment needed: Have a fireworks photo to share? Upload it to our Pics & Clips gallery on Patch!
Listen to these tips so you will not burn down your house this holiday season.
Fire Fighters from Station #25 came to the NPU-I meeting to reiterate to residents how important safety is during the July 4th holiday. They said that they have seen too many home fires and apartment fires get started from simple grilling errors like lighting a grill inside, or on an apartment deck. Listen to these tips and have a safe and happy holiday!
Monday, July 2, 2012
TNT encourages families nationwide to follow these simple steps from the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA)
Monday, July 2, 2012
Fireworks safety is a mandatory first step to a happy 4th of July weekend. Many Americans choose to celebrate their independence and express their patriotism on the Fourth of July with fireworks and sparklers. TNT Fireworks, the nation’s largest distributor of consumer fireworks and novelty items, wrote this article to encourage families nationwide to follow these simple steps from the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) to ensure their celebrations are safe: TAKE PRECAUTIONS. Always keep a hose and a bucket of water nearby in case of emergencies. LIGHT ONE AT A TIME. NEVER light two or more fireworks or sparklers at the same time. KEEP IT OUTSIDE. Only use fireworks and sparklers outdoors on flat, hard surfaces in clear areas and …
Friday, June 29, 2012
A new map shows the top participating zips in Metro Atlanta. How is Southwest Atlanta represented in the 2012 Peachtree Road Race?
As we draw closer to the July 4 Peachtree Road Race, the biggest 10K in the world, runners are out all over Cascade and Camp Creek training before the big race. The question was asked by some of our neighbors in the northern parts of the county: Just how many residents from each zipcode will be participating among the estimated 60,000 runners in this year's big race? The Atlanta Journal Constitution, sponsor of the Peachtree Road Race, recently released a map showing the top participating zip codes in the metro-Atlana area. Of course the map shows little participation throughout our community, so I went out to prove the "trusted AJC map" wrong. In fact, the map does not even attempt to show South Fulton's participation. I easily found a …