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ADOPT A PET: Meet Jacks

ADOPT A PET: Meet Jacks

 

ATLANTA, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

City of Atlanta Hosts Transportation Referendum Info Sessions

City of Atlanta Hosts Transportation Referendum Info Sessions

Sidewalks, a streetscape in your community or repaving of nearby streets.  This is a small sample from a comprehensive list of transportation planned projects that our citizens would like to see in their community.  The question remains.  How do we fund them? This summer voters within the ten-county Atlanta metropolitan area will decide whether to fund local and regional transportation projects (from an existing list of projects developed from public input) through a regional transportation referendum.

The City of Atlanta is expected to receive a little over $9.0 million per year for ten years to spend on local projects. The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office, the Departments of Planning and Community Development and Public Works, in coordination with the Atlanta City Council, are working to develop a rolling five-year list of projects to be funded by the 15-percent local allocation, if the referendum passes in July.

What's on sale President's Day

What's on sale President's Day

 

There are Presidents' Day sales as well as Valentine's Day clearance all over metro Atlanta this holiday weekend.

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GRANT PARK | Rare tree frog euthanized at Zoo Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) - Zoo Atlanta officials say a rare tree frog whose species is now believed to be extinct in the wild had to be euthanized after a decline in his health.

The Rabbs' fringe-limb tree frog was believed to be one of the last two of its kind left on Earth. Zoo officials said Friday the frog was euthanized to prevent suffering and to preserve genetic material for research.

The species was identified by Zoo Atlanta herpetology curator Joseph Mendelson during a 2005 trip to Panama. Mendelson says a pathogen known as the amphibian chytrid fungus has been killing off frog species in the wild.

The last known member of the Rabbs' fringe-limbed tree frog species lives at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

WEEKEND EVENTS | Competitions, Shows, Job Fairs and fun

WEEKEND EVENTS | Competitions, Shows, Job Fairs and fun

ATLANTA --There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We've listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

The 30th Annual Storytelling Festival is wrapping up in Downtown Decatur on Saturday afternoon. Children's stories will be read at 701 West Howard Street in Decatur and there will also be workshops for those who want to get into storytelling. Admission to the events range between $9 and $18.

Underground Atlanta will host their Black in Film series on Saturday afternoon. They'll be featuring the documentary, "A Century of Black Cinema". The program starts at 2:00 p.m.

The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater has returned to Atlanta. The dance troupe is under the direction of a new artistic director but will be performing some of their classics. The show is running at the FOX Theater from Thursday to Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or at Ticketmaster outlets.

Fulton County Presents “Home Sweet Home” Important Tax Exemption Information for Seniors

Fulton County Presents “Home Sweet Home” Important Tax Exemption Information for Seniors

Workshop will be held on Thursday, February 23

Fulton County Housing and Community Development and the Fulton County Tax Assessors Office will host “Home Sweet Home” Important Tax Exemption Information for Seniors on Thursday, February 23, 2012. The Workshop will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the New Beginnings Neighborhood Senior Center at 66 Brooks Street in Fairburn, GA 30296

The workshop covers the following topics:

  • Basic Homestead Exemption
  • Other exemptions available for seniors.
  • Who qualifies for exemptions and how to apply for exemptions that help residents age 62 or older

For more information or assistance with special accommodations to attend the workshop, residents may contact Florence Brooks at 404-612-9184.

 

Fulton Health Services Encourages Residents to Check for Restaurant Inspection Scores

In their continued effort to keep diners safe, the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness’ Division of Environmental Health Services (EHS) encourages residents to check for posted restaurant inspection scores when dining out.  Residents are also encouraged to report establishments that do not post restaurant inspection reports in visible areas.