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3 Atlanta-area kids among Huggable Heroes semifinalists

3 Atlanta-area kids among Huggable Heroes semifinalists

ATLANTA -- Three extraordinary children from all across metro Atlanta are among the 80 semifinalists in this year's Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes program.

The Huggable Heroes are recognized for being leaders in the efforts to make their communities better. Every year, 10 winners are selected to receive $10,000 -- $7,500 for a scholarship and $2,500 for the charities of their choice.

Mackenzie Bearup, 18, Alpharetta
Mackenzie founded Sheltering Books, Inc., a nonprofit organization that collects and donates books to homeless children. So far, Sheltering Books has collected more than 100,000 books for shelters in 35 states and low-income schools in two countries. Mackenzie has also raised $50,000 and helped several schools host book drives.

Children of Conservation Announces "Eats & Beats" Event at Buckhead Theatre on May 7

Children of Conservation Announces "Eats & Beats" Event at Buckhead Theatre on May 7

 

On Monday, May 7, Children of Conservation will host Eats & Beats, a fundraising event featuring 25 of Atlanta’s top restaurants and four fantastic chef bands, to kick off the season for Dinner & A Cause Cards. Dinner & A Case Cards give guests a 20 percent discount at participating Atlanta restaurants for an entire month. 

Cobb Senior Services staff hosts a yard sale

Cobb Senior Services staff hosts a yard sale

 

Cobb Senior Services staff is hosting a yard sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the former Senior Day Center, 277 S. Fairground St., Marietta.  All proceeds of the yard sale will go toward the new Senior Wellness Center and all donations to Cobb Senior Services are tax-deductible. 

Residents can donate items in good condition to support the sale.

The deadline to donate is Wednesday, March 28.

Please contact Jill Hughes at 770-528-2516 to drop off items.

West Cobb Chick-fil-A Celebrates 15th Anniversary

West Cobb Chick-fil-A Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The Chick-fil-A® restaurant on Dallas Highway in Marietta, Ga. will celebrate its 15th birthday with a day-long celebration on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Powerball jackpot rises to $250 million

Powerball jackpot rises to $250 million

ATLANTA – Powerball has soared to staggering heights. Wednesday’s jackpot has jumped to $250 million after no one matched all the winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing.

One Georgia Lottery player won $10,000 in Saturday’s drawing. The lucky ticket was purchased in Pooler.

The Powerball jackpot has been growing since Dec. 28 and has rolled 12 times.

 Powerball offers two payment options: the $250 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments, or the cash option, which is approximately $156 million.

 Powerball tickets are $2 per play.

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

Nominate your favorite do-gooder for the 11Alive Community Service Awards

Nominate your favorite do-gooder for the 11Alive Community Service Awards

ATLANTA -- Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for the hard work that he or she does to make metro Atlanta a better place?

Nominate your favorite philanthropist for the 2012 11Alive Community Service Awards.

For the last 37 years, the 11Alive Community Service Awards have honored some of the most caring, giving, selfless members of the community. A total of 11 people are recognized every year during a televised dinner and awards ceremony.

Each recipient receives $1,000 for the charity of his or her choice.

To nominate someone, visit the 11Alive Community Service Awards website to get all the information. Nominations are due no later than Monday, Jan. 9.

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal issued a special holiday greeting for Georgia residents on Friday.

As Christmas nears, I wanted to wish every Georgian a merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.

Christmas has a special way of reminding us what is really important: our faith in God, family and the well-being of our fellow man.

But Christmas is not limited to a single season or date on a calendar. These feelings of peace and love are always with us throughout our lives. For many, Christmas serves as a rejuvenation of these values and ideals.

After the gifts are all unwrapped and the candles begin to dim, our spirits will once again be enriched and fully restored.

As we reflect on all we have been able to accomplish this past year, we will cary this rejuvenated spirit to achieve all the goals that we have set for the coming years.