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"12 Days of Midtown" to hit the 12th & Midtown district

"12 Days of Midtown" to hit the 12th & Midtown district

MIDTOWN -- The 12th & Midtown district will celebrate the "12 Days of Midtown" from December 12 through December 23 among the retail and restaurant tenants.

Deals, discounts and special offers will be given in celebration of the holiday season.

During those 12 days, anyone who mentions "12 Days of Midtown" at the following participating businesses will receive the promotion indicated:

Design group I.O. Metro throws a pre-Thanksgiving Twitter party

Design group I.O. Metro throws a pre-Thanksgiving Twitter party

ATLANTA -- The holidays are fast approaching and with guest in almost clear view, there are more things on our minds other than turkey and sweet potato pies. The idea of hosting guest can be intimidating and the thought of having everything just right can feel a little daunting. Lucky for you, Atlanta interior design group I.O. Metro has decided to throw a pre-Thanksgiving Twitter party hosted by one of the city's most recognized design gurus, Erika Ward of Blu Label Bungalow, to help you get rid of the holiday decorating jitters.

The company is highlighting some of their most delectable design goodies from their first ever catalog and will give valuable tips and tricks to turn your house into a home.You'll also have the opportunity to win prizes every 15 minutes. 

Fulton Fresh celebrates end of 2012 season

Fulton Fresh celebrates end of 2012 season

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension will celebrate the end of the second season of the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, September 12th at the Shrine of the Black Madonna located at 946 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am.  

Fulton County Cooperative Extension, in an effort to address health disparities, began the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market Program in 2011.  Fulton County residents living in “food deserts." areas with limited access to mainstream grocery stores, are able to get fresh vegetables and nutrition education from the Fulton Fresh mobile units.

In response to public demand, the program added an additional mobile unit to reach more communities.  The Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market trucks delivered an estimated 8 tons of fresh produce to more than 1,800 residents living in 12 areas identified as food deserts.   In 2011, Fulton Fresh provided

Eat out, raise money, help kids

Eat out, raise money, help kids

ATLANTA -- You can do your part this week to curb Georgia's high school dropout rate. All you need to do is eat at one of your favorite restaurants.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, proceeds from restaurants across the state will be donated to Communities in Schools of Georgia, an organization that encourages young people to complete their education and succeed in life.

The sixth annual Dine Out for Kids event hopes to exceed last year's total of $30,000 for children in the state.

Communities in Schools, which has chapters across the country, provides mentoring and after-school services, including parent education, literacy programs and youth leadership opportunities.

Participating Dine Out for Kids restaurants in Atlanta and Decatur include:

Agave
* 242 Boulevard SE

Dancing Goats coming to Ponce City Market

Dancing Goats coming to Ponce City Market

ATLANTA -- One of Decatur's favorite local shops is coming to the new Ponce City Market this month.

Dancing Goats Coffee Bar is tentatively scheduled to open Aug. 17.

"The opening of Dancing Goats' pop-up shop and our marketing center gives context to the community and a taste of what's to come for the people that Ponce City market will ultimately serve," said Michael Phillips, COO of Jamestown, the real estate investment firm that is turning Atlanta's old City Hall East into Ponce City Market.

RELATED | Ponce City Market to reshape City Hall East

A Dancing Goats opening celebration will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 17. It will include free samples and live music. Anyone who produces an Old Fourth Ward sticker will receive a free sugared donut.

Georgia resumes annual Back-to-School tax free holiday

Georgia resumes annual Back-to-School tax free holiday

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is offering parents a tax holiday on back-to-school goods for the first time since 2009.

The state will temporarily suspend its collection of the sales tax on Aug. 10-11 for general school supplies, some clothing and computers and computer accessories.

Back to School Deals Week of 7\8 - 7\14

Back to School Deals Week of 7\8 - 7\14

Here are some of this weeks best back to school deals. I will be posting every Tuesday deals from Major Atlanta stores to help you get ready for the hoilday. To see a complete list of all the back to school deals check out Pretty Frugal Diva's Back to School Section

 

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Crayola 10 ct Markers or 12 ct Colored Pencils .99

Crayola Wild Notes Journal with Pen $4

Fiskars 5 inch Kids’ Scissors Pointed or Blunt Tip 2/$3