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A wet Tuesday

November 15 — Here comes a little sliver of good news for your dreary Tuesday. Ugh, it's cold out! 

The December issue of Atlanta Senior Life is at the printer, look for it in stores and other locations near you later this week. If you want to read it online, here's a link to the PDF

💌 We hope you're enjoying Silver Streak. We'd love to hear from you and what you'd like to see in future newsletters.

⏱ Today's Silver Streak is  stories.

• An Atlanta family makes altruistic kidney donations
• Construction begins on the last part of Path400
• From the archives

• Holiday grief podcasts

Enjoy your evening!
1. Atlanta family makes altruistic kidney donations

🩺 Within the last year, an Atlanta mother and her two sons have donated their kidneys to strangers, and all agree it’s the best thing they’ve ever done.

The donors, Amy Parker Zupancic, and her sons Caleb, 29, and Daniel McCracken, 31, came about their decision to donate altruistically through separate paths that had, upon retrospection, a strange symmetry.

The McCracken brothers, independently of each other, had read the same Twitter article about the shortage of anonymous kidney donors, which led them to investigate the steps needed to become donors.

Read about their experience here.

Extraordinary jewelry & timepieces from important Atlanta collectors

🔎 Ahlers & Ogletree is proud to present more than 400 lots of the finest names in jewelry and watches from the collections of two important Atlantans.

Designers include Rolex, Vacheron, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Philippe Patek, Buccellati, Audemars Piguet, Laura Munder, and Boucheron to name a few.

📍 Interested bidders can preview items from the Estate of Marjorie & Ralph Knowles and the collection of Joel A. Katz in person at 700 Miami Cir. on Wed. and Thurs. Nov. 16-17, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

🍷 There's also a reception from 5-8 p.m. on Nov. 16.

⌚ All registered bidders may bid in real-time as lots sell, beginning at 10 a.m. on Fri., Nov. 18.

Maximum bids may be left at any time until the lot goes live on auction day.

➡ Don't miss these amazing collections. Visit Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery to register.

2. Construction begins on last part of PATH400

🚜 Construction is underway on the final major stretch of PATH400, a multi-use path that “runs along the spine of GA 400” in North Atlanta that provides pedestrian and bicycle connectivity to Buckhead neighborhoods and commercial districts. 

Mayor Andre Dickens was on hand for the Nov. 11 groundbreaking of the $12.8 million project to build the new three-quarter mile stretch between Wieuca Road and Loridans Drive. Atlanta City Councilmembers Mary Norwood and Howard Shook, who represent Buckhead, were also on hand along with several other local officials. 

“PATH400 … is part of a growing trail network that can eventually serve as a valuable economic development tool for our city and the region,” Dickens said in a press release. “Trails like PATH400 help make Atlanta a healthier city, providing accessible and equitable opportunities for exercise and recreation.”

Read the full story here.

*PARTNER MESSAGE* ✅ Voting is now open for Best of Brookhaven with categories including beauty, food & drink, home services, shopping, and more. Presented by Reporter Newspapers, Explore Brookhaven, and the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce.
3. How Carl Fisher modernized Atlanta

👓 His name is seldom connected to Atlanta, but Carl Graham Fisher is one of the major figures who made Atlanta the metropolitan city it is today. In the 1920s, he was at the head of Miami’s land boom, which was diverting investment money from Atlanta. Fisher, seeing an opportunity, encouraged Atlanta to run an ad campaign—the massively successful Forward Atlanta—that attracted hundreds of new businesses and thousands of new jobs to the area.


Check out SaportaReport for the full story.

4. Holiday Grief Podcasts

🎧 The holiday season is a time for celebrations and festivity for many, but it can also be a somber time for those mourning the loss of a loved one. We reached out to our friends at local nonprofit Kate’s Club to help us compile podcasts for people dealing with grief during the holidays. 
 😞 All There Is with Anderson Cooper takes listeners on a personal exploration of grief after losing his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt.
🤯 Terrible, Thanks for Asking helps real people get real honest about how they’re really doing.
 🫶 Good Mourning is a grief support group in a podcast using honesty, hope, and humor to help people.
👪 The Widowed Parent Podcast offers advice from experts for “only parenting” after the loss of a spouse.
😢 The Mourning Meeting focuses on helping young adults grieving from loss. 

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