Monthly Archives: August 2022

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Atlanta Songwriter Series Headed for Midtown

Midtown Alliance is excited to bring live music to Arts District Plaza again this fall. The Atlanta Songwriter Series will feature an eclectic mix of local musicians playing piano pop, funky jazz, and soul. The free concerts will run every other Tuesday from 5pm-7pm until October 11th.

Austin Miller | August 30th
Miller exerts a worldliness beyond his 28 years — not only in his confident croon, but also in his rambling rhythm and thoughtful guitar work.

The Family Recipe | September 13th
With influences ranging from jazz to bluegrass to rock, this 4-piece instrumental fusion group focused on improvisation and innovation.

Ruby Velle | September 27th
Billboard charting artist, Ruby Velle has been making a name for herself as a cultural alchemist expressing matters of the soul.

The Four Fathers | October 11th
Don’t miss this funky Soul Organ Quartet from Athens.

Schedule your next visit with Dr. Schaefer in Midtown Atlanta so you can take advantage of
the Atlanta Songwriter Series and other cultural treasures that make our city unique.

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Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day on August 22nd

National Tooth Fairy Day reminds kids, young and old, to relive the excitement and wonder of baby teeth.

The tradition of receiving gifts for lost teeth can be traced back to the Eddas, a collection of medieval writings about Norse and Northern European traditions. Since teeth were a symbol of good luck and prosperity, some Viking warriors would wear a necklace of teeth into battle, and children would receive a small ‘tand fe’ (tooth fee) from their parents when they lost their first tooth.

The 18th-century French fairytale La Bonne Petite Souris (The Little Good Mouse) tells the story of an unjustly imprisoned queen who seeks the help of a trusted mouse. A fairy in disguise, the mouse knocks out the king’s teeth, hides them under a pillow, and proceeds to have the king assassinated. Released as an illustrated children’s book, the story spread throughout the English-speaking world after World War II.

The first American reference to the Tooth Fairy appeared in a 1908 Chicago Tribune article where author Lillian Brown suggested leaving 5 cents under the pillow to encourage children to have their loose milk teeth pulled. After Esther Watkins Arnold wrote a popular children’s play titled The Tooth Fairy in 1927, thoughts of a tooth fairy collecting teeth in exchange for money or gifts stirred imaginations around the country.

Rates have come a long way since the initial 5 cent per tooth recommendation. According to a recent survey by Dental Care Alliance, the average 2022 tooth fairy payment in the United States is $4.57 per tooth. Georgia takes 9th place in state rankings with parents paying an average of $5.81 per tooth!

Today the tooth fairy has become a global phenomenon, paying visits to children in the U.K., Canada, Australia, and beyond.


Commercial Row Commons Plaza Now Open

Next time you visit Dr. Schaefer at our office in Midtown Atlanta, make time to explore Commercial Row Commons on Peachtree Place between Peachtree Street and Crescent Ave.

The new plaza sits amidst street-level commercial businesses and the Atlanta History Center’s Midtown Campus. Designed to celebrate the unique historic and cultural identity of the landmark Commercial Row buildings, the plaza not only provides an unobstructed pathway for pedestrians but also a place to relax along this high traffic corridor. Colorful tables, chairs, and umbrellas will soon welcome visitors.

Nearly 200 plastic birds have traveled to Midtown Atlanta from Milan to hang over Commercial Row Commons. The swallows from international artist group Cracking Art are designed to inspire a community-wide conversation about the importance and the environmental impact of regeneration, while leaving a potent artistic trace in the communities where we live.

Celebrate the plaza enhancements on August 18, 2022 at the Midtown Alliance launch party.