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ARC’s CREATE Community Awards Honor: City of Stone Mountain

ARC’s CREATE Community Awards Honor: City of Stone Mountain

ATLANTA — (ARC) Through the annual CREATE Community Local Government Awards program, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) will recognize five local governments for their innovation and efforts to make the Atlanta region a better place.

The CREATE awards recognize several areas of achievement: Community Involvement & Collaboration (Fayette County), Regional Prosperity & Economic Development (City of Stone Mountain), Environmental Sustainability (Gwinnett County), Application & Innovation in Technology (Fulton County) and Educational Excellence (City of Decatur).

Regional Prosperity & Economic Development:

AWARD WINNER – City of Stone Mountain, Stone Mountain Micro-Enterprise Program

Attracting both private sector investment and increased business activity to their downtown district, the C

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Celebrate World Thinking Day on Feb. 27 in Mableton

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Celebrate World Thinking Day on Feb. 27 in Mableton

Mableton, GA--  (submitted by Judy Landey)  One day. 300 Girl Scouts in Atlanta. 10 million girls around the world. These are the special ingredients that make World Thinking Day — a Girl Scout-specific holiday — so exciting and meaningful for young women everywhere.

On Sunday February 27, Girl Scout Troop 21340 will host a gathering of metro Atlanta Girl Scouts to celebrate this special event, designed to recognize Girl Scouts of the USA as part of an international movement. World Thinking Day is set aside each year by the Girl Scouts to think and learn about other countries. The learning is done through exhibits created by each participating troop. The exhibits and displays highlight countries and their favorite customs, games, sports, holidays and food. In total, 21 countries will be featured including Greece, India, Mexico, Romania, and Japan, to name a few. The celebration is scheduled for 2:30 pm until 4 pm, Sunday, February 2, 2011 in the gymnasium of Morningside Elementary School at 1053 East Rock Springs Road.

$10 General Admission Ticket to The Brand New Kid, produced by Synchronicity Theatre ($18 value)

$10 General Admission Ticket to The Brand New Kid, produced by Synchronicity Theatre ($18 value)

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Atlanta: Buckhead Restaurant Week Begins!

Atlanta: Buckhead Restaurant Week Begins!

Atlanta is a melting pot of food integration. There isn’t a favorite dish you can’t find in Atlanta. With so many choices of great cuisine, restaurant week allows you to sample dishes from some of the best eateries in the city.There is nothing more unsettling than visiting a city or better yet living in the city and not knowing where to satisfy your taste buds. Each participating restaurant offers a delectablemouth-watering, pocket conscious menu for your dining pleasure. What a great excuse not to cook for an entire week!

For Restaurant Week dates, Participating Restaurants and Menus click here!

DeKalb County will Host 4 Public Information Meetings on Transportation Projects

DeKalb County will Host 4 Public Information Meetings on Transportation Projects

Dekalb County, GA--  4 neighborhood public information meetings are being held to provide input into the proposed transportation projects that must be submitted to the Georgia DOT by March 30th, 2011.

Each city and county has until March 30, 2011 to submit proposed projects that will be considered by the GDOT Planning Director and the Regional Roundtable of city and county leaders from which they will select a constrained project list that will be recommended for the 2012 Referendum.

These four public information meetings will be important opportunities for DeKalb residents and businesses to ensure that all ideas are considered.

Meeting times/locations are as follows:

Get Ready for Carnival

Get Ready for Carnival

Decatur, GA--   The official beginning of Carnival will happen this Saturday at the Karibbean Konnection Cultural Center in Decatur.  In addition Atlanta Carnival 2011 is seeking volunteers to join several of their Planning Committees including: Parade of Bands, Festival Village, Entertainment, and more...  To join a committee please email AtlantaCaribbeanCarnival@gmail.com

County Commissioner Gives "The State of Black Dekalb" Speech

County Commissioner Gives "The State of Black Dekalb" Speech

Dekalb County, GA--  (submitted by Dekalb Communications)

In recognition of Black History Month, DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson is pleased to present to the citizens of DeKalb County the “State of Black DeKalb” - How Far Have We Come?  The event will feature a series of panel guests in a discussion to share insight on issues that impact critical quality of life issues.

Topics covered in the “State of Black DeKalb” include:

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Community Partnerships and Resources
  • Political Aspects
  • Faith-Based Community
  • Future of DeKalb