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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.

Emory History Minute: The Founding of Emory

Emory University was founded by an original charter that started the school in Oxford, GA in 1836.  It's hand-written on two pieces of notebook paper, front and back.  This is the first in a series of videos titled "Emory History Minutes." To see the entire collection of Emory History Minutes, log on to Emory Report at http://bit.ly/emoryhistoryminutes.  And for more information about Emory's 175th Anniversary, log on to http://www.emory.edu/175.

Oct. 6: Boys & Girls Clubs of America Inducts Dominique Wilkins Into Alumni Hall of Fame at Gala

Oct. 6: Boys & Girls Clubs of America Inducts Dominique Wilkins Into Alumni Hall of Fame at Gala

Cartoon Network President & COO Stuart Snyder Hosts Dinner to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs;

Boys & Girls Clubs Alums Kool & The Gang To Perform

President Carter Talks to First-Year Emory Students

Former President Jimmy Carter speaks to all first-year Emory College and Oxford College students, answering questions from the audience, during the 30th Annual Carter Town Hall. Highlights from the hour-long talk include what he thinks about Sarah Palin, Governor Rick Perry, and what he loves about Emory.

Meet MARTA Day at Five Points Station

Meet MARTA Day at Five Points Station

ATLANTA – On Wednesday, MARTA riders can share ideas with the General Manager and CEO, Beverly A. Scott, of the Atlanta transit and rail company as a part of the company’s “Meet MARTA Day” effort. The event will be held at the Five Points Station from 4 to 7 p.m.

Tell company executives what, you think, would make MARTA “smarta” and partake in light refreshments, games, giveaways and tons of information. This event is the first in a series of Meet MARTA Days; the next two events will be held at North Springs station and at College Park and Kensington stations.

MARTA customers will also be able to learn about the proposed 2012 transportation sales tax and will have the opportunity to sound-off about Atlanta Regional transportation projects on the docket.

High-Profile Leaders Join Mentor Walk at Agnes Scott College

High-Profile Leaders Join Mentor Walk at Agnes Scott College

ATLANTA -- "What's Happenin' in SWAT (SW ATL)..." Did you know... Georgia suffers from a dismal school dropout epidemic. Each dropout worsens the talent pool for those hiring in Georgia, making our state less competitive.

Atlanta-based Campus Community Partnership Foundation will address the dropout crisis by organizing the inaugural “Carolyn Young Mentor Walk” .  The inaugural Carolyn Young Mentor Walk, named after SW ATL resident Caroyln Young, will be held at Agnes Scott College on Saturday, Sept. 10th, from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

A distinguished group of local leaders will take part, including Carolyn Young, Ambassador Andrew Young, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, House Minority Leader Rep. Stacey Abrams, Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell and Agnes Scott College President Elizabeth Kiss.

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.