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Where can I buy a Christmas tree in North Atlanta?

Where can I buy a Christmas tree in North Atlanta?

ATLANTA -- The Christmas shopping and decorating season is in full swing, and many Metro Atlanta families have begun searching for the perfect Christmas tree.

So where's the best place to find a live tree in North Atlanta?

Fulton County Health Services Focuses on the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Fulton County comprises 10 percent of Georgia’s population and accounts for 54 percent of the state’s AIDS cases.  In recognition of World AIDS Day, December 1, 2011, the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness encourages residents to take control and get tested in a world-wide effort to reach “ZERO New Infections, ZERO Discrimination and ZERO AIDS Related Deaths”.  

On Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., free HIV and Syphilis testing will be available at Aldredge Health Center - 99 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303

Other activities will include: provider/vendor displays and “Lunch and Learn” for clients and staff.

The 2011 World AIDS Campaign focuses on “Zero AIDS Related Deaths” signifying a push towards greater access to treatment for all.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, in 2010, there were 2,037 newly diagnosed HIV/ AIDS cases in Georgia.

Holiday Gifts that make mealtime more fun! $15 = $30 worth of personalized plates + placemats

Holiday Gifts that make mealtime more fun! $15 = $30 worth of personalized plates + placemats

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Exclusive Interview: Yo-Yo Ma

Check it out as we go back stage with the greatest cello player ever, Yo-Yo Ma. Yo-Yo has come out with a new album that he says is his best yet. Join us as we discover why. 

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RA Sushi Serves Up Pomegranate Pairing Throughout December

RA Sushi Serves Up Pomegranate Pairing Throughout December

 

With RA Sushi Bar Restaurant’s December Pairing, you’ll have visions of pomegranates dancing in your head this holiday season.  Forget the sugar plums and go for a different type of sweet treat – a sashimi and cocktail combo that is sure to have you wishing the holiday season could last all year! Available at RA Sushi in midtown Atlanta from December 1-31, order the Seared Albacore Tapas and the Pomegranate Breeze for $15.

A light, refreshing dish that is perfect for pre-or post-holiday shopping, the Seared Albacore Tapas features seared albacore tuna and avocado, sprinkled with pomegranate seeds, and served with a yuzu soy vinaigrette and organic micro greens. The perfect complement to the dish, the Pomegranate Breeze takes the stress out of the holiday madness.

Wintry mix moving in Tuesday morning

ATLANTA -- After brief break in the wet weather, rain and snow will move into Metro Atlanta Tuesday morning.

It will start out as a wintry mix, then briefly switch over to snow before tapering off in the early afternoon.

Temperatures will remain above freezing all morning.

The high will only be about 44 degrees.

The rest of the week will bring sunshine and warmer temperatures.

Test scores now used in teacher evaluations

Test scores now used in teacher evaluations

ATLANTA -- Georgia is on the verge of beginning a new pilot program to evaluate teachers and for the first time will factor in student test scores.

"This is something we've been trying to change for years.  The old system simply doesn't take into consideration what is happening in our classrooms today," said State School Superintendnet Dr. John Barge.

It's  called value-added score -- looking at how much students improve in a year -- but Barge insists that's not all educators will be measured by.

"It is a component of the evaluation, but by no means is it the overriding thing we'll be using," said Barge.

The state's pilot begins in January and will initially include about 5,000 teachers and several hundred principals from schools that were part of the Race to the Top federal grant application.