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Local Top Cosmetic Surgeon Appointed to Lead Local Humanitarian Efforts Serving the Homeless

Local Top Cosmetic Surgeon Appointed to Lead Local Humanitarian Efforts Serving the Homeless

Changing Southwest Development Corporation just named Dr. Nathaniel Johnson, III as co-chairman to lead its initiative to serve Atlanta’s homeless through its grassroots efforts with Heart to Heal, an organization that feeds, clothes and employs the homeless population in the metro-Atlanta area. 

DeKalb farm to school stakeholders

DeKalb farm to school stakeholders

Did you know farm to school programs help kids to eat healthier and support family farms? Did you know healthy kids are smarter kids? Attend the first DeKalb Farm to School meeting, and  find out more about other initiatives in the U.S. and Georgia,  and what it takes to launch a farm to school program.

Participants will learn about local resources and share their own farm to school projects. Challenges, opportunities and first steps for DeKalb County will be explored, and the group will begin planning a strategy for the DeKalb County Farm to School program.   This first meeting will be facilitated by Georgia Organics.

When:  March 23, 2011.

DHCA Historic Preservation to host Q&A session

DHCA Historic Preservation to host Q&A session

EMORY, Ga. -- (submitted by the Druid Hilla Civic Association) Join the DHCA Historic Preservation Committee for a very informative Q & A Session on getting Certificates of Appropriateness on Saturday morning, March 26 from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at Emory Presbyterian Church on North Decatur Road (next to Druid Hills High School).

Kids at Brookhaven Boys & Girls Club Take on the Guinness World Record for Jumping Jacks

Kids at Brookhaven Boys & Girls Club Take on the Guinness World Record for Jumping Jacks

Boys & Girls Clubs, with Coca-Cola and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Foundation, Call on Kids to Be Active!

Records are made to be broken and a Guinness World Record was likely shattered thanks to the help of kids right here in Atlanta. On March 22, more than 153 members of the Brookhaven Boys & Girls Club joined their peers from 25 other Atlanta Clubs and more than 1,000 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country to break the Guinness World Record for the most people doing “jumping jacks” – or “star jumps.”  Nationally, more than 20,000 kids participated.

As part of National Boys & Girls Club Week (March 20-26), Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) embarked on this initiative with its Clubs across the country through the organization’s Triple Play program.

Camp Superstars registration to start, this weekend. Get the link here.

Camp Superstars registration to start, this weekend. Get the link here.

DECATUR – DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will hold Camp Superstars summer camp registration on Saturday, March 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all 12 recreation centers.

Camp Superstars is a summer day camp for ages 5-15 and begins May 31 and ends on July 29. Camp Superstars is held a various recreation centers around the county.

The day camp is held Monday through Friday from 7AM – 6PM. Campers must pay a fee of $55 per week and breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Early registration for this camp is recommended. The registration application is available at http://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/parks. Applications can be printed and returned to the recreation center of choice on March 26 along with first week fee.

Emory Community Meeting to discuss "Emory Point" project

Emory Community Meeting to discuss "Emory Point" project

ATLANTA – Emory University will be hosting a community meeting on Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30PM at the North Decatur Road Building in Room 155.

Representatives from Cousins Properties will be in attendance and will be giving the community members a special presentation on the proposed plans for Phase One of Emory Point, a mixed use project slated to break ground in June.

Deadline approaching for DeKalb Summer Food Program, March 18th

Deadline approaching for DeKalb Summer Food Program, March 18th

TUCKER, Ga. – (submitted by DeKalb County) The deadline to apply for the Summer Food Program is on Friday, March 18th. In an ongoing effort to enhance the quality of life for DeKalb County youth, the DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs Department will host the Summer Food Service Program, May 31 - July 29.

Funding for the Summer Food Service Program is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which ensures children up to age 18 continue to have access to nutritious meals during the summer. The main goal is to ensure children are getting nutritious meals even though school is out.

Applications for the program can be picked up at Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Road in Tucker, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or online at www.dekalbcountyga.gov/parks.