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Atlanta National College Fair at the Georgia International Covention Center

Atlanta National College Fair at the Georgia International Covention Center

Atlanta, GA--  If you are a college bound student and still undecided about which school to attend, then come to the Georgia International Convention Center on Sunday , February 13th for the 2011 Atlanta National College Fair.  There will be representatives of over 200 colleges on hand to answer questions and to promote their schools. There will also be informational workshops held all day.

The College Fair is from 12pm-4pm on February 13th at the Georgia International Convention Center.

FREE ADMISSION! Register at WWW.GOTOMYNCF.COM

Ousley United Methodist Church of Lithonia Shares the Gift of Survival during Black History Month

Ousley United Methodist Church of Lithonia Shares the Gift of Survival during Black History Month

Lithonia, GA--  (submitted by Ousley UMC)

Black History Month 2011 takes on special meaning this year, as Ousley United Methodist Church honors the notable achievements of Black people and their contributions to every sphere of life from science and the arts to politics and religion. The theme for this year’s celebration is “How We Got Over: Educating, Encouraging and Empowering for Change”

Committee Chair, Mrs. Loydia Webber, explains, “In spite of the oppression we have experienced historically, Black people have not only survived, but thrived. Our faith in God gave us the gift of survival and the strength for living that has not only sustained us through it all, but equipped us to get over, in good times, but especially in bad.”

It is this gift of survival and the strength for living that is the focus of Ousley’s commemoration of Black History Month 2011.

Dekalb's CEO Burrell Ellis' Town Hall Meetings Continue to be a Success

Dekalb's CEO Burrell Ellis' Town Hall Meetings Continue to be a Success

Stone Mountain, GA-- DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis has been attending a series of in-home neighborhood meetings all month long to discuss and receive feedback on the proposed 2011 executive budget recommendations and related county matters.  The last meeting took place on January 25th at the 5001 Mainstreet Park Drive Clubhouse in Stone Mountain.  It was hosted by community member Rick Harris.

To the room full of residents Mr. Ellis said, “I know that residents have questions to ask and priorities to voice, (and) I want to hear what the people have to say”.

The remaining meetings will be at the following locations:

(The meeting initially set for Feb. 1 will be rescheduled. Other neighborhood gatherings may be announced at a later date.)

Wednesday, Feb.

Atlanta Designers Give Up the "Goods" on Designing a World Class Blog!

Atlanta Designers Give Up the "Goods" on Designing a World Class Blog!

Unemployment rates may have increased but the unemployed have gotten savvy by creating their own destiny by blogging. Blogging has been identified as the number one source of brand recognition over contemporary advertisement!

Learn how to blog with purpose and clarity and most of all get seen!  Claire Watkins of High Gloss Blue and Erika Ward of BluLabel Bungalow have joined together to offer a 1 Day Blogging Workshop, called Blogging by Design! There’s something for everyone.

To see the Complete Schedule of Events, Click Here.

KDB to Host Tree Pick-Up, 'Bring One for the Chipper'

KDB to Host Tree Pick-Up, 'Bring One for the Chipper'

DEKALB COUNTY, GA -- Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) and the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will celebrate the 20th annual "Bring One for the Chipper" event in January.

KDB asks that DeKalb County residents recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays through the DeKalb County Sanitation Division's Curbside Recycling Program.

DeKalb residents receiving sanitation services can place their tree at the curb for pick-up on regular yard collection waste day. Trees should be seven feet or smaller; trees eight feet or larger must be cut in half for pick-up.

The recycled trees will be chipped into mulch or used as wildlife habitat. Mulch is used for public beautification projects and is also available free to DeKalb County residents.

Annual “Bring One for the Chipper” Event

Annual “Bring One for the Chipper” Event

Dekalb County, GA--  Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) and the DeKalb County Sanitation Division will celebrate the 20th Annual “Bring One for the Chipper” event in January 2011.

Every year, Keep DeKalb Beautiful sponsors "Bring One for the Chipper" as part of a Statewide effort to recycle Christmas trees. This annual event continues the tradition of trading a used Christmas tree for a tree seedling, while supplies last. Citizens have the option to submit used trees to designated drop-off points in DeKalb County. Residents who are currently serviced by DeKalb County Sanitation Division  may also leave their trees for curbside pick-up. The Christmas trees are recycled by chipping them into mulch for use in landscaping, or by using them as fish and wildlife habitats.

Last year, more than 200,000 trees were recycled in the State of Georgia. Over 10,000 of those trees were from DeKalb citizens.

Bank of America Customers Get Free Museum Day on Jan. 1 & 2

Bank of America Customers Get Free Museum Day on Jan. 1 & 2

Atlanta, GA--  

Not getting enough culture in your life? Let Bank of America’s Museums on Us® program enhance your cultural enrichment in the New Year. Through the program, cardholders receive free admission to some of the best cultural venues in the nation on January 1 and 2. As part of Museums on Us, now in its 14th season, more than 140 leading U.S. cultural institutions, including museums, historical sites, science centers and zoos, open their doors for free to bank cardholders on the first full weekend of each month.