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Buy a balloon at Little Caesars Pizza

Buy a balloon at Little Caesars Pizza

ATLANTA – Want to display your name on a Miracle Balloon? Well, now is the time to do it. Visit your local Little Caesars Pizza to support the Children’s Miracle Network during the month of October.

Beginning the month of October, Miracle Balloons will be up for purchase in Little Caesars locations for $1. One hundred percent of the proceeds will directly benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Continuing a long tradition, Atlanta area Little Caesars stores are partnering with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to bring children from hospitals, and their families, to the Monster Jam event at the Georgia Dome.

According to the organizations, “Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raise funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most.

Dressbarn at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove holds Teacher Appreciation Day Friday Sept. 30, 2011

 Dressbarn at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove holds  Teacher Appreciation Day Friday Sept. 30, 2011

This Friday, September 30th, will be a special day for Teachers at the Dressbarn Store at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove, Georgia.

It is Teacher Appreciation Day from 3pm until 9pm.  Dressbarn will give all Teachers a 20% discount on all regularly priced items.

There will be a drawing for 2 Gift Baskets as door prizes for the teachers and while supplies last Gift Bags.  The Tanger Outlet

Dressbarn at 1000 Tanger Drive in Locust Grove is the only store that is having this Teacher Appreciation Day.   Just come in and

identify you are a teacher to recieve the discount and the ticket for the drawing.   If you have questions  the number is 770-914-1937.



Great Clips to help Children's Village residents

Great Clips to help Children's Village residents

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- A Peachtree City Great Clips plans to host a charity day for The Children's Village at Christian City.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.

BEST SPOTS: Metro Atlanta Fall Festivals

BEST SPOTS: Metro Atlanta Fall Festivals

ATLANTA – Fall is approaching and ‘tis the season for fall festivals. Metro Atlanta offers a festival for whatever tickles your fancy; whether it be food, music or fun you can find it during the autumn season in the city. For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of the best fall festival in Atlanta, this year.

Come to Atlanta for one of the largest gay celebrations in the United States. The Atlanta Pride Festival will celebrate their 41st year, this October. Atlanta Pride started in the summer of 1970, a year after the Stonewall Riots in New York City. According to their website, the main purpose of the APC is to “promote unity, visibility and self-esteem among lesbian, gay men, bisexuals and transgender persons”. The festival features events, like: the Official Atlanta Pride Kickoff Party, the Tran March, Pride parade and Pride Children’s event.

Hood Avenue Primary receives donations from SunTrust

Hood Avenue Primary receives donations from SunTrust

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Students and teachers at Hood Avenue Primary were given new school supplies to kick off the school year thanks to the efforts SunTrust Bank in Fayetteville.

The bank donated crayons, makers, pencils and other items that will be used by students at the school. Readily available school supplies let students and teachers focus on what is really important: learning.

BEST SPOTS: Labor Day Staycations

BEST SPOTS: Labor Day Staycations

ATLANTA -- Due to recent instability in the United States economy, many people are opting to stay in town for the Labor Day holiday. Vacations like these or “staycations” have become more popular since high oil prices have forced gas prices to top out at, sometimes, more than $4.00 per gallon.

According to an article by CNNMoney, the steady decline of gas prices could result in an increase in “last-minute” holiday travel. However, for those who want to stay in town and get their most “bang for their buck” there are plenty of choices near the Atlanta area to "take a load off" and relax.

Some Atlantans will choose to head out to the lake, Laek Lanier, for their Labor Day vacation.

Fayette’s Strings to perform rock concert at The Villages Amphitheatre

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. – (submitted by Melinda Berry-Dreisbach) -- An electrifying rock concert featuring 500 students from the Fayette County Public School System’s strings program, along with world famous electric violinist Mark Wood and up-and-coming violinist Bridgid Bibbens, will take to the stage September 24 at The Villages Amphitheatre in Fayetteville.
Students in grades 7-12 from middle and high schools throughout the county are involved. The concert is the culminating event of a program called “Electrify Your Strings” that was created by Mark Wood to show students what their instruments are capable of doing and how they can access and express their creativity through them. The county’s orchestra teachers are sponsoring the program.

“Mark’s program is designed to teach alternative styles of music and get the string students excited and motivated to play and learn.