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Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

ATLANTA -- United States Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) has expressed his support for Georgia's charter schools and applauded those working to expand the charter system on behalf of children, families and communities across the state.

The week of May 2 is National Charter Schools Week.

"Georgia's excellent charter school sector continues to raise the bar for educational standards, and I applaud the Georgia Charter Schools Association for their commitment to education," said Sen. Chambliss. "Charter schools' emphasis on empowering parents with public school choice, innovation and local control provide quality alternatives for many families, and they give our students a good foundation to succeed.

Champions of Hope Are Half Way There

Champions of Hope Are Half Way There

Twelve of the best and brightest in the community are halfway through their campaign to win the title of the Man & Woman of the Year for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event, which kicked off its third year in Georgia in April and concludes in June, raises funds for blood cancer research and patient services. Last year’s event raised more than $210,000. This year, the goal is $300,000.

The 2011 Man & Woman of the Year will be crowned based on their success in generating funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the ten week campaign. The campaign, sponsored by JEZEBEL and Men’s Book Atlanta, will culminate at the Grand Finale Celebration on June 4th at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. More than 500 people are expected to attend to celebrate this exciting event.

Flirt & Flutter Beauty Boutique Lounge Takes the Number One Spot in current issue of The Atlantan

Flirt & Flutter Beauty Boutique Lounge Takes the Number One Spot in current issue of The Atlantan
Master Lash Specialist and self-proclaimed "Beauty Queen",Shea Evans laurels as number one of five in Modern Luxury's Top Five March/April issue inTHE ATLANTAN. Evans is the Director of Atlanta's only lifestyle beauty boutique, Flirt & Flutter Lash Loft, located at 434 Marietta Street in downtown Atlanta.

Pre-K roundup: Burgess-Peterson Academy

Pre-K roundup: Burgess-Peterson Academy

ATLANTA -- (East Atlanta Coalition) East Atlanta's neighborhood elementary school invites parents of 2010-2011 Pre-K children on March 4th, 9-11am, to discover why Burgess-Peterson Academy will become the top choice for your child's education!

Your child is welcomed and encouraged to attend with you - to meet their future&

B*ATL Seeks "Civilian Living History" Program Chair

B*ATL Seeks "Civilian Living History" Program Chair

ATLANTA – (East Atlanta Coalition) B*ATL is looking for a person to Chair the Civilian Living History program, "Civil War to Civil Rights", in the East Atlanta Village in July.  The B*ATL organizing committee has started meeting now.  

Work with and direct actors and neighbors who portray characters from history including casting, scheduling, costuming, wrangling and participating in bringing history to life.  If you think you might be interested in helping to shape this event please contact B*ATL committee chair Henry Bryant at 404-377-6148 or hbryant@mindspring.com.

B*ATL is the annual event commemorating the historic Civil War Battle of Atlanta which happened across our area and in our neighborhood in 1864.  Thousands of people show up at various programs throughout the area.

 

GPCP Blue Note Bash To Feature Blues Singer Francine Reed

GPCP Blue Note Bash To Feature Blues Singer Francine Reed

ATLANTA – (Grant Park Cooperative Pre-School) This year, the GPCP Blue Note Bash will be held on February 25th. Organizers have secured Atlanta blues legend Francine Reed along with the Graveyard Tavern’s own Gravediggers for the entertainment! If you have never heard Ms. Reed before, she is a treat. Best known for her years as featured vocalist with Lyle Lovett’s Large Band, she sings an eclectic blend of jazz, blues, and R&B and has recorded with Willie Nelson, Delbert McClinton and Roy Orbison.

Postcards about the event will available for distribution next week, so start thinking about who you want to invite. Our event is a great night out that you can share with family and friends, married couples and single friends. Make sure you tell people that 100% of the proceeds go to support the preschool. Where else can you get dinner, a concert, free parking and support our fantastic school for $15 or $20 at the door.

First Lady Obama Makes Stop in East Atlanta to Discuss "Let's Move"

First Lady Obama Makes Stop in East Atlanta to Discuss "Let's Move"

ATLANTA -- (East Atlanta Commnunity Association) Touting what she called a fundamental shift in how America lives and eats, first lady Michelle Obama made Georgia her prime stop Wednesday to celebrate the first anniversary of her "Let's Move" campaign aimed at improving children's health. 

"You can't ignore the fact that we have a crisis with childhood obesity," said Burgess-Peterson Principal Robin Robbins, who greeted Obama when she arrived at the school earlier Wednesday among dignitaries that included Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson.

Students practically tripped over each other to give Obama a hug, which she dispensed freely.