Our network

Events

Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex to offer secure shredding on Aug. 24

Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex to offer secure shredding on Aug. 24

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Fulton County residents who need to have personal documents shredded for security purposes will have an alternative on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex will host a free and secure “Document Shredding” event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is the result of collaboration among Fulton County Government, Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful and Cintas Document Management.

Secure shredding helps to prevent identity theft and Fulton residents are invited to bring sensitive documents for secure on-site shredding at the Benson Complex. Event planners have set a 10-box limit for each person; however, additional trips are welcomed. All of the shredded paper will be recycled.

Although the event is free, donations to benefit environmental programs offered by Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful are welcomed.

Taste of Atlanta announces 2013 restaurant lineup

Taste of Atlanta announces 2013 restaurant lineup

ATLANTA -- The restaurant lineup for the 12th annual Taste of Atlanta festival is widespread, well-known and – most importantly – mouthwatering.

More than 70 of Atlanta’s most coveted and tastiest eateries have already signed on to participate in this year’s festival, which will take place October 25-27 in Midtown at Tech Square. From city classics such as Ray’s On The River and Max Lager’s to buzzworthy newcomers including Lure, King+ Duke and Saltyard, Taste of Atlanta will once again spotlight the incredible energy and diversity of the city’s restaurant scene.

Atlanta chef Ford Fry hosts fifth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

Atlanta chef Ford Fry hosts fifth annual  JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

ATLANTA (June 14, 2013) – Join Chef Ford Fry as he hosts the fifth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival on Sunday, July 21 from 1-5 p.m. This year, more than 40 of the South’s top chefs along with 15 skilled mixologists and over 30 farmers are teaming up to create the tastiest tomato concoctions and to help raise money for Georgia Organics.

“Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival is absolutely one of my favorite events,” says Ford Fry, owner/chef of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246 and The Optimist. “I love seeing the creativity of all the participants and I’m looking forward to seeing what this year’s crop of talent comes up with,” he adds.

Tickets are now on sale for $55 per person and $50 for Georgia Organics members and can be purchased online through Xorbia. Starting Monday, July 1, all ticket prices will increase to $70 per person. A total of 1,400 tickets are available for attendees. Last year’s festival brought in close to $26,000 for Georgia Organics.

Fulton County presents home rehab for seniors only

Fulton County presents home rehab for seniors only

FAIRBURN, Ga. -- Fulton County seniors can learn more about Housing Rehabilitation issues during a Tuesday, June 11, 2013, Information Session at New Beginnings Senior Center.

The session begins at 12:45 p.m. and concludes at 1:45 p.m. New Beginnings is located at 66 Brooks Street in Fairburn.

The one hour program will provide information on Home Repairs. The information session is sponsored by the Fulton County Office of Housing and Community Developments, a division of the Department of Housing and Human Services. 

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact Deborah Porcher in the Department of Housing and Human Services at (404) 613-7944. For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.

For more information about upcoming information sessions, call 404-613-7944.

Junior Chamber Atlanta to host information session

Junior Chamber Atlanta to host information session

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Junior Chamber (JCI Atlanta) will host its first member orientation and info session of the year! This event is open to any young professional between the ages of 21-40 that would like to learn more about the organization. 

Fulton County Cooperative Extension participates in Pizza Farm 2013

Fulton County Cooperative Extension participates in Pizza Farm 2013

How do you expose urban youth to Georgia’s agriculture? You open a Pizza Farm!

The Cooperative Extension Metro Collaborative of Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb and Clayton counties have invited 4th and 5th grade students to visit Pizza Farm 2013 on May 8 and 9, 2013 at the State Farmers Market Exhibit Hall located in Forest Park, GA. Attendees will learn how dairy, vegetables, grains and meats come together to make the perfect pizza, as well as about good health and nutrition. 

“We are excited about the Pizza Farm!” states Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “Many children think their food comes from the grocery store.  The Pizza Farm will teach them that every pizza starts at the farm.”

Exhibits on the origins of pizza ingredients will be presented in a circuit of stations set up around the State Farmers Market Exhibit Hall.

Make a Wish holds 9th Annual Walk for Wishes

Make a Wish holds 9th Annual Walk for Wishes

Make-A-Wish® Georgia will be hosting its 9th Annual Walk for Wishes this Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Turner Field.  The two mile walk, with pre-and post-event activities at Turner Field’s Grand Plaza, is one of the organization’s flagship events and has a fundraising goal of $325,000.

At the Walk, thousands of Georgians will gather to increase awareness around the work of Make-A-Wish Georgia and raise funds to support the granting of wishes for local children with life-threatening medical conditions.  

Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Time: Fun begins at 8:00 a.m./ Walk begins at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Turner Field, Grand Plaza, 755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta 30315