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DeKalb Cooperative Extension Helps Veterans

DeKalb Cooperative Extension Helps Veterans

 

DECATUR – DeKalb County Cooperative Extension recently worked in collaboration with the DeKalb County Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program, Master Gardener Extension volunteers, and 4-H clubs at local schools to collect hygiene products for veterans in need.

 

Atlanta Metro Kids Give A ‘High-Five’ for ‘Happy Feet’

Atlanta Metro Kids Give A ‘High-Five’ for ‘Happy Feet’

This weekend, Atlanta Metro Youth enjoyed a recent suprise visit from Mumble The Penguin and Erik The Penguin of the Academy Award-winning animated smash hit “Happy Feet" for the "Happy Feet Two” sequel. Though these two legged friends typically prefer atmopheres of 'less-than-zero' temperatures, metro Atlanta parents, faculty, community supporters and kids warmed teperatures with their warm hearts. The weekend kicked off with laughter, photos and dancing with children from the Carver Boys & Girls Club, transitioned into the giving spirit with a surprise Thanksgiving Day Luncheon for special needs children of the North Metro GNETS Program, then ended with high stepping, movie screening and excitement at the Gallery at South DeKalb Mall's Annual Holiday Santa’s Arrival Parade.

Warner Bros. "Happy Feet Two" is out now.

*photos courtesy of Yaminah Ahmad*

Dekalb County celebrating America Recycles Day with "Shred and Tread"

Dekalb County celebrating America Recycles Day with "Shred and Tread"

Dekalb County -  – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announces that Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) will host a “Shred & Tread” recycling event on Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to emphasize recycling and eco-friendly activities on nationally recognized America Recycles Day (ARD). ARD is a day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.  The event, where citizens can shred sensitive documents or dispose of passenger tires, will be held at the DeKalb County Sanitation Division – Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive in Decatur.

DeKalb citizens are invited to bring their sensitive documents for free on-site shredding provided by Shred-it. Shred-it has specialized in document destruction for more than 20 years and values the security of confidential information. 

LOCAL PROFILE: A Charitable Thanksgiving

ATLANTA -- This week, the Where U Live team spoke with representatives from the Salvation Army and Hands On Atlanta about ways Atlantans can be charitable, this holiday, if they want to dedicate their holiday to others in need.

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

ATLANTA, Ga. – Thanksgiving is traditionally a holiday reserved for fellowship with family and friends. Most of us enjoy a huge meal, fight through the subsequent stomachache, hang with your favorite cousins and watch football, however, everyone doesnt enjoy turkey day in the same fashion. Some families have unique traditions that may not be consistent with, what we would call an average Thanksgiving. So, if you’re looking to change-up your routine, check out some of the ideas the “Where U Live” team put together.   

Veterans eat for free at Applebee's

Veterans eat for free at Applebee's

ATLANTA -- Applebee's expects to serve more than one million free meals to veterans and active duty military this Veterans Day.

This is the third year in a row that the Kansas City, Mo.-based chain restaurant has held its Thank You Movement to show appreciation for the brave men and women who serve our country.

And part of that movement includes allowing members of the military to eat for free on Friday, Nov. 11.

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Active duty military members and veterans can receive their free food from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Metro Atlanta Applebee's locations include:

Athens
* 2226 West Broad Street

DeKalb County announces Mascot Naming Contest

DeKalb County announces Mascot Naming Contest

 

DECATUR – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis invites local middle school students to name the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management’s new mascot. The new mascot is a male mallard duck and is native to the State of Georgia. The duck also emphasizes the importance of protecting our water resources.

Interested middle school students can go online, with parents’ permission, to www.dekalbwatershed.com and click below the picture of the duck to submit a name for the mascot. Entries must be submitted by noon on Monday, Nov. 14. A judging panel will then select the five best names and place them on the Department of Watershed Management’s website for online voting. Online voting will begin Friday, Nov.18 and end Monday, Nov. 28.

The mascot will attend DeKalb County sponsored events, school activities and public meetings.