🌱 Google Grant Spotlights Women of Color + Restaurants in the Top 100

Hello again friends! It’s Danielle Fallon-O’Leary, your Atlanta Daily host. Here are the top things you should know about what’s happening in the city, including:

  • A Google grant for Spelman’s Center of Excellence for Minority Women will highlight women of color working in STEM fields.
  • Several Georgia restaurants have been named to Yelp’s annual Top 100 US Restaurants list.
  • Georgia launches one Investigating the location of a man’s corpse after a cemetery removed the tombstone from the original spot.

But first today’s weather:

Mostly sunny and warmer. High: 57 Low: 40.

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Here are the top five stories in Atlanta today:

  1. Google recently donated $5 million to Spelman College to recognize women of color Working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The grant will create a data dashboard highlighting the work of Black, Hispanic and Indigenous women in STEM fields. (WABE 90.1 VHF)
  2. Five Georgia restaurants, including four in Atlanta, made Yelp’s list of the top 100 US restaurants for 2022. Fia Restaurant, Whiskey Bird and Red Phone Booth made the top 50, while Brunch House came in at number 51. Yelp based rankings on total submissions, ratings, reviews, and geographic representation. (WSB-Atlanta)
  3. The state has now opened an investigation after a woman said last month Greenwood Cemetery moved her husband’s headstone. and she’s not sure where his body is. The State Cemetery Department spoke to the family, who were told the headstone had to be moved because the family spent two years visiting the old site where the burial was originally held. Officials say they have enough information to continue the investigation and find the body’s location. (WSB-Atlanta)
  4. That Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has made some changes to help accommodate the tourist crowds this season. including renovations, road construction and lane relocation. Officials suggest you Arrive at the airport three hours before your departure and make sure you don’t have any prohibited items in your hand luggage to make the process smooth. (WSB radio)
  5. Those of the city of Atlanta The Lift 1.0 initiative started in 2020 and aimed to accommodate 807 people and families in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the millions of dollars funded housing in some of the worst apartment complexes in DeKalb. The second phase of the LIFT program aims to accommodate more than 1,500 people/families with nearly $27 million in city, state and federal funding by 2024. (Subscription: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

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Today in Atlanta:

  • Fall Safari Camp At Zoo Atlanta (9:00 a.m.)
  • Georgia Festival of Trees At the Georgia World Congress Center (10:00 a.m.)
  • Celebrate Thanksgiving all week long At Dantanna’s (11:00 am)

From my notebook:

  • MARTA is retiring some of its oldest trains to make room for its brand new carriages. One of the oldest wagons joins almost 100 other wagons from different epochs in the Southeast Railway Museum. (MARTA via Facebook)
  • The first-ever Piedmont’s Holiday Gift Market will be held in the heart of Midtown on November 26th and 27th! The two-day event features 175 vendors, including artists, artisans, jewelers and more. (Adventures in Atlanta)
  • The poinsettia in the Atlanta Botanical Gardens is a whopping 17 feet tall and 3 feet wide – the perfect backdrop for your holiday snaps! The tree is maintained by 1,500 feet of internal irrigation hoses at the Fuqua Conservatory. (Atlanta Botanical Garden via Facebook)

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Danielle Fallon O’Leary

About me: Danielle Fallon-O’Leary is a Senior Writer at content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and helps Patch.com create community newsletters. Danielle also has a master’s degree in Communication Studies and Disorders and works part-time as a pediatric speech therapist.