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Sandra Deal, Path2College to launch college savings initiative

Sandra Deal, Path2College to launch college savings initiative

DECATUR, Ga. -- As Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal continues her "Read Across Georgia" tour, she will make a stop in Decatur to launch a contest that will help one lucky parent pay for his or her child's college education.

Together with the Georgia Public Library Service and Georgia's Path2College 529 Plan, Mrs. Deal will introduce the Destination College Savings Sweepstakes at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 12 at the Toco Hill-Avis G.

Time-Lapse Video of Emory Commencement Preparations

Time-Lapse Video of Emory Commencement Preparations

Every year, volunteers set up chairs on Emory University's quad to prepare for commencement.  This year, I put together a time-lapse video of 90 volunteers setting up 14,000 chairs.  It took three hours to do it, and you can watch it all in one minute. 

Check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omi_8EWf72s

WEEKEND EVENTS: Atlanta Gives Back, Pet Parade, Dead Prez

WEEKEND EVENTS: Atlanta Gives Back, Pet Parade, Dead Prez

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.

Join 11Alive and the Atlanta Humane Society for the 21st Annual Pet Parade on Saturday, May 7. The parade starts at Piedmont Park at 11:00 a.m. and features 11Alive’s own, John Gerard and Chesley McNeil as the Grand Marshalls. Registration for pets starts at 9:00 a.m. and the event ends around 1:00 p.m. Registration for a pet and a parent is $35, on Saturday morning. Piedmont Park is located at 1071 Piedmont Avenue in Atlanta.

Revolutionary hip-hop duo, Dead Prez will headline a concert at Masquerade on Friday, May 6. The two-some, composed of stic.man and M-1 are known for their “raw” and “in-your-face” style of lyricism.

LOCAL PROFILE: Piedmont Park

LOCAL PROFILE: Piedmont Park

ATLANTA, Ga. – Often called the quintessential city park, Piedmont Park, has something for everyone. Situated in the middle of the city, this park offers fishing, playgrounds, swimming, tennis, skating and even movie viewings.

Atlanta’s “Common Ground” since 1904, the park is the destination for “ITP” residents or city dwellers, every weekend. The main green or The Meadow is the main area for congregation; dogs and their owners or groups of friends playing ball games, usually, use this area for their activities.

Grilling isn’t allowed in the park; however, there are designated areas for people who want to use them. Park goers can fish in Clara Meer, which was created for the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition; the lake is filled with many of the local common species. The park features basketball courts and tennis courts, also.

Celebrate the earth with Keep DeKalb Beautiful

Celebrate the earth with Keep DeKalb Beautiful

DeKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Every year, Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) participates in the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup initiative.

In these difficult economic times, it is even more important that volunteers contribute toward efforts to sustain beautiful, healthy, thriving communities.

Throughout the month of April, local residents helped beautify DeKalb by cleaning up dirty streets, waterways and illegal dumpsites, as well as greening up parks, schoolyards, MARTA bus stops and other public spaces.

On Saturday, Apr. 30 from 9 a.m.

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.

Peek At Emory Village Pocket Park

Peek At Emory Village Pocket Park

Take a look at the new 8,300 square feet Pocket Park that's part of the Emory Village reconstruction project.  It is planned to sit adjacent to the Chevron gas station and North Oxford Road.  The construction and design of the project is being organized by The nonprofit Alliance to Improve Emory Village (AIEV). 

AIEV includes representatives from Emory, the Druid Hills community and the Emory Village business community. The park, which will include benches and new trees is part of a $300,000 streetscape project.  

Construction on the park will not begin until the roundabout and streetscapes are completed this summer and still needs about $40,000 in funding before June to actually take place.

Find out how you can support the project and take a look in further detail at the park here.