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ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.

 

Powerball soars to $124 million

Powerball soars to $124 million

ATLANTA – Powerball is packing a powerful punch with the jackpot for tonight’s drawing at an estimated $124 million to a single annuity winner.

It only takes $1 for a chance to win big.

Powerball offers two payment options: the jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments or the cash option, which is approximately $75 million.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

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Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces Seniors for Seniors Program

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces  Seniors for Seniors Program

 

Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) is initiating a Seniors for Seniors program, providing a way for seniors age 65 and older to adopt senior golden retrievers (10 years and older) by waiving the adoption fee or facilitating a permanent foster home arrangement.

In the last few years, Adopt a Golden Atlanta, the largest golden retriever rescue in the Southeast and fourth largest in the US, has seen an increase in the number of older dogs coming into the program – either due to passing of their owner or because of economic reasons.  “We’ve seen a four-fold increase in the number of seniors we’ve taken in,” reports Lauren Genkinger, AGA’s president and founder.  “So we’re announcing this program that is a win-win for both seniors involved – the human and the golden retriever,” she continues.

For many breeds, such as golden retrievers, the average life span has been 10 to 12 years, but with the current a

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

Keep DeKalb Beautiful Hosts Benefit Night

Keep DeKalb Beautiful Hosts Benefit Night

DECATUR – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis invites the public to attend Keep DeKalb Beautiful’s (KDB) benefit night on Monday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. at Twain’s Billiards & Tap, 211 East Trinity Place in Decatur.

KDB promotes environmental stewardship within DeKalb County. The benefit night is an opportunity for citizens to support the efforts and celebrate the achievements of KDB.

For information, please visit www.keepdekalbbeautiful.org or contact KDB at 404-371-2654.

DeKalb Public Safety Commemorates 10 year anniversary of 9/11 attacks

DeKalb Public Safety Commemorates 10 year anniversary of 9/11 attacks

DECATUR – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners and the DeKalb County Police and Fire Rescue departments will conduct a memorial on the 10-year anniversary of the 9-11 attacks this Sunday, Sept. 11 at 8 a.m. at the DeKalb Public Safety Headquarters, 1950 West Exchange Place in Tucker.

Earlier this summer, a group of DeKalb County firefighters secured a piece of the World Trade Center and drove to New York on their time off to retrieve it.  Since then, volunteer artists have been working diligently to incorporate the piece into a larger memorial sculpture dedicated to those who lost their lives in the 9-11 attacks.

Taste of Britain invites you to British Car Fayre

Taste of Britain invites you to British Car Fayre

Norcross --  According to our friends at Taste of Britain, that so graciously hosted us during the Royal Wedding, they are gearing up to display 200 vintage British Cars in Historic Norcross on Saturday 10am - 3pm.

Everyone is invited to a day of fun and fellowship at the annual Atlanta British Car Fayre. 

About 200 British cars and a selection of British motorcycles will be on display.

If you are the proud owner of a British car or motorcycle, tootle in and join other

owners and enthusiasts for a great day out!