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Free Website Helps Older Georgians Make Informed Housing and Care Decisions

Free Website Helps Older Georgians Make Informed Housing and Care Decisions

ATLANTA -- When families gather for the holidays, conversations often turn to how to take care of parents or older loved ones.

New Midtown Company Brings Cookies, Home-Baked Success to Atlanta

New Midtown Company Brings Cookies, Home-Baked Success to Atlanta

When Rawle Fraser closed the doors on his family-owned and operated restaurant and lounge, he was encouraged to hold on to a lone commercial KitchenAid stand mixer left in the restaurant kitchen.  With no baking experience, he began experimenting with cookie recipes and came upon an intriguing story.

Fraser found inspiration in the story of Tank Goodness in a “How To” book about home-based baking businesses.  It was serendipity, and the seed for Tank Goodness Atlanta was planted.  After a few days of intense training, Rawle was armed with the secret recipe for Tank Goodness' signature Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies, a few recipes of his own and of course, his trusty mixer.

Today, Fraser enjoys working out of his Midtown abode and delivers ooey-gooey goodness to eager customers throughout metro Atlanta.  For more information on Tank Goodness, visit

Ikea's 3rd Annual Toys For a Cause Event on 12/15

Ikea's 3rd Annual Toys For a Cause Event on 12/15

Atlanta, GA--  IKEA, the leading home furnishings retailer, will host the IKEA third annual “Toys For A Cause Event” on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. The charity event will be held at IKEA, located at 441 16th Street, NW in Atlanta, GA from 6-9pm. The charity works to generate funds for the annual IKEA Soft Toy Campaign to benefit UNICEF and Save The Children.


From November 1 – December 24, for every soft toy sold, 1 euro (approximately $1.35 US dollar)* goes to IKEA global partners UNICEF and Save the Children to extend and start new children’s educational programs in 22 countries.


For $20.00, you can enjoy a fun-filled evening of great food, cocktails and casino games.

Local Children’s Author to Host Book Talk at The Toy Store, November 20th

On Saturday, November 20th, at 10 a.m., come and celebrate the launch of Britt Menzies’, debut children’s book titled StinkyKids and the Runaway Scissors at The Toy Store in Ansley Mall.

This book launch will introduce the public to the StinkyKids, 10 lovable characters with character who learn to make right choices through the mistakes we all make as kids, and who live by the motto ‘Always Be A Leader Of Good’.  

Britt will be signing copies of her book, giving away StinkyKids goodies and celebrating all of the little “stinkers” who inspired her story and characters.

Three lucky children will receive a custom painting of themselves as a “StinkyKid”.

Admission to this event is free. The Toy Store at Ansley Mall is located at  1544 Piedmont Avenue, Northeast in Suite 222.


Free Website Helps Older Georgians Make Informed Housing and Care Decisions

(ATLANTA, Ga.) – A free website that helps consumers learn about housing and care options for older Georgians, such as affordable senior housing and continuing care retirement communities, is now available from the Center for Positive Aging.

The website, www.centerforpositiveaging.org, provides older Georgians, their families and caregivers with a way to quickly find essential resources as well as answers to their elder care questions via an easy-to-navigate website available at no charge 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“In times like these it is important to be an educated consumer when making decisions about health care options, especially those involving housing,” said Walter Coffey, president of the Center for Positive Aging and of Aging Services of Georgia, which represents mission-driven providers.  “The Center for Positive Aging website helps consumers understand the network of aging services in Georgia and make smart decisions about their future.”

Coca-Cola Stuffing 10,000 Care Packages for Soldiers Overseas this Veterans Day

Atlanta, Ga--  Coca-Cola, with help from volunteers and hundreds of their own employees will be packing 10,000 care packages for service members stationed away from home. 

On Tuesday from 9:00am to 2:00pm there will be a "Stuffing Party" in which they will create packages for the USO to send a piece of home to our overseas soldiers.  The 82nd Airborne Division "All-American" Chorus will provide a moving a cappella performance in uniform, during the stuffing party.

Join Top Chefs w/ Atlanta Les Dames d'Escoffier International's 10th Annual Afternoon in the Country

Atlanta, GA--  Serenbe welcomes all to take the short drive to the country this weekend and enjoy all of the locally grown food.

Tickets for the 10th Annual Afternoon in the Country are on sale now.

Sunday, November 7th, from 1-4PM brings three hours of ...

  • Exquisite tastings from 90+ of the area's best chefs, restaurants, caterers, retailers, wineries, distributors and breweries at one of Atlanta's most prestigious and elite food and wine events of the year
  • Live Bluegrass music from one of the country's best Bluegrass bands, Drivetrain
  • Access to incredible items in a huge silent auction
  • Opportunities to win pastry art from the area's best pastry chefs at the Famous Cake Raffle
  • Fresh country air and fun, including hayrides
  • Supporting Georgia's Organic farming community and the scholarship fund for Women in the Culinary, Beverage and Hospitality Art