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Eco-Fabulous Explored on Beltline Tour

Eco-Fabulous Explored on Beltline Tour

The Atlanta Beltline project is a diverse 2.8 billion project to renovate neighborhoods, parks and commercial space for an area of the city that will be connected by town-car (incorporating old railroad tracks).  The project incorporates nature and neighborhood's existing materials to create a neighborhood that's "eco-fabulous", as our tour guide called it. Brian Leary, the brain behind this project was a college student who was inspired by a similar plan in Paris.

Every Friday and Saturday at 9:30AM, the Atlanta Beltline hosts a free three hour tour along this beltline that highlights the circle that the town cars will transit. Currently, this Beltline tour is reserved for the next year but I was lucky enough to find a seat, due to a cancellation.

I didn't know what to expect on these tours. When I signed up I had never imagined the tour would take three hours out of my Saturday.

DeKalb County to host DeKalb Literacy Fair in September

DeKalb County to host DeKalb Literacy Fair in September

DECATUR -- DeKalb County will be hosting a literacy fair called "Passport to Literacy" on September 17. This event is being hosted by the DeKalb Council on Litearacy.

The event will be held at North DeKalb Mall from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The fair will feature fun and games for all ages and prize drawings. North DeKalb Mall is located at 2050 Lawrenceville Highway in Decatur.

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.

Camp Sunshine Presents Cocktails for Cancer

Camp Sunshine Presents Cocktails for Cancer
Cocktails for Cancer
Benefiting Camp Sunshine
 
Compound
September 8, 2011
7 - 10pm
 
Cocktails for Cancer will be an amazing night of fun with Atlanta’s finest Mixologists at Compound, the city’s premier nightclub.

Emory Class of 2015 Photo Timelapse

Emory College of Arts and Sciences (the university's primary undergraduate division) welcomed 1,357 freshmen to campus for fall semester, chosen from a highly selective and diverse pool of 17,027 applicants.  The class hails from 48 states and beyond, with 13 percent of the students (both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens) representing 31 countries outside of the United States. About 34 percent of the class hails from the Southeast, 22 percent from the Mid-Atlantic region and the rest spread among the West, Southwest, Midwest and New England. Nearly two-thirds of the class come from public schools. As a part of their welcome to campus, every freshmen gathered on Emory's quad to take a class photo forming the number 2015.  Here's a timelapse video showing you how it all happened.

WEEKEND EVENTS: NOPHEST, Ribs and Rolling BBQ and Arts Festivals

WEEKEND EVENTS: NOPHEST, Ribs and Rolling BBQ and Arts Festivals

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

SPACE ATLANTA will host the West End BeltLine Open Air Market on Friday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. The Green Market in Southwest Atlanta is located in the historic West End area; it features local vendors, farmers and gardeners. The market will be held in the parking lot of SPACE Atlanta Restaurant. SPACE Atlanta is located at 1310 White Street in Atlanta.

The Ribs and Rolling BQQ Event will be held at the Kiwanis Fairground in Griffin on August 20 from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The cook-off and car show will host between thirty to fifty professional cook teams. The Jonesmen, The Songsmen, By Grace, The Carters and other acts will be performing at the fairground. The Kiwanis Fairground is located at 1025 S.

Whole Kids Foundation and FoodCorps is offering grants to schools who wants 2 launch a school garden

Whole Kids Foundation and FoodCorps is offering grants to schools who wants 2 launch a school garden

Whole Kids Foundation, in partnership with FoodCorps, is now accepting online grant applications for its first major initiative, the School Garden Grant Program. It will be funded by a six-week, in-store donation drive at all Whole Foods Market stores, including the one in Johns Creek. Donations will also be accepted online at wholekidsfoundation.org from Aug. 17 to Sept. 30.

 

In addition, the Whole Kids School Garden Grant Program, the Foundation and partner FoodCorps will offer $2,000 grants, along with curriculum, resources and mentorship, to 1,000 schools.  FoodCorps’ expertise in gardening and its ongoing support will help schools build and sustain their gardens to ensure long-term success. All schools and garden-related nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for grants to support the launch or expansion of school gardens.