Lun Lun with one of her panda cubs. (Courtesy Zoo Atlanta)
Lun Lun with one of her panda cubs. (Courtesy Zoo Atlanta)

Lun Lun the giant panda gave birth to twins at Zoo Atlanta over the long Labor Day weekend. The Animal Management and Veterinary Teams are employing the same cub-swapping method used with success with the births of Lun Lun’s first set of twins, Mei Lun and Mei Huan, in 2013. With this method, the cubs are rotated so that each receives maternal care and nutrition from Lun Lun. Tune in to PandaCam hosted by Animal Planet L!VE on

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Kaiser Permanente of Georgia have announced Westside Trail Community Health Grants, a new program designed to provide funding to organizations interested in developing and implementing unique, health-related programming in communities along the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail corridor. This $500,000 grant for health programming by Kaiser Permanente was made in tandem with a $2 million capital grant to fund construction of the Westside Trail. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is soliciting small and large grant proposals from eligible organizations to develop and offer innovative programs that will improve health outcomes in the communities along the Westside Trail. Interested applicants are encouraged to participate in a scheduled informational webinar on Thursday, Sept. 8th, at 10 a.m. For more information, visit

Three properties at Peachtree and Roxboro roads are being sold in a “once in a generation” offering that could bring another landmark luxury tower to Buckhead. But the existing BP gas station on the corner is among the commercial and residential tenants uncertain or unhappy about being swept up in another old neighborhood’s rapid redevelopment. “That’s a legacy corner,” said Steve Massell of Lee & Associates, the broker who worked to assemble the gas station, the Roxboro Apartments and the House at Phipps condos for the sale. “I’m confident it will sell to a great user that will deliver a great addition to Buckhead.” Massell said he hopes to have all or some of the properties under agreement by the end of September. “I’m getting very strong interest,” he said, “from luxury hotel developers, luxury residential condo developers, office users who would like to put a headquarters there, apartment developers, and some senior living developers.” Read more of this story at Reporter Newspapers.


Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.