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Dec. 15, Get Connected - Winter Wonderland, Presents: "FREEZE FRAME"!

Dec. 15, Get Connected - Winter Wonderland, Presents: "FREEZE FRAME"!

Don't miss  Freeze Frame, your chance to get connected with awesome networking, check out engaging locally produced short films, enjoy free food and music, take advantage of the niche vendor tables targeted to the industry, and don't miss the the chance to pitch your project to an LA production company, so mix & mingle with like minded entertainment cast & crew and capture your moment!

Look out for BAD SANTA and be ready to have your picture FROZEN in time with our amazing group of event photographers and videographers! FREEZE FRAME will be held at The Foundry @ Puritan Mill, 916 Joseph E.

Flash Mob Style “Random Act of Kindness” Friday, November 18, 2011

Flash Mob Style “Random Act of Kindness” Friday, November 18, 2011

On Friday, November 18, 2011 Just Gotta Give Organization will host a Flash Mob Style “Random Act of Kindness” where community partners will show up serving lunch and love to deserving citizens.

On this day citizens of Atlanta and beyond are being invited to “pay it forward” by participating in this phenomenal act of kindness.

LOCAL PROFILE: A Charitable Thanksgiving

ATLANTA -- This week, the Where U Live team spoke with representatives from the Salvation Army and Hands On Atlanta about ways Atlantans can be charitable, this holiday, if they want to dedicate their holiday to others in need.

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

ATLANTA, Ga. – Thanksgiving is traditionally a holiday reserved for fellowship with family and friends. Most of us enjoy a huge meal, fight through the subsequent stomachache, hang with your favorite cousins and watch football, however, everyone doesnt enjoy turkey day in the same fashion. Some families have unique traditions that may not be consistent with, what we would call an average Thanksgiving. So, if you’re looking to change-up your routine, check out some of the ideas the “Where U Live” team put together.   

DeKalb County announces Mascot Naming Contest

DeKalb County announces Mascot Naming Contest

 

DECATUR – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis invites local middle school students to name the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management’s new mascot. The new mascot is a male mallard duck and is native to the State of Georgia. The duck also emphasizes the importance of protecting our water resources.

Interested middle school students can go online, with parents’ permission, to www.dekalbwatershed.com and click below the picture of the duck to submit a name for the mascot. Entries must be submitted by noon on Monday, Nov. 14. A judging panel will then select the five best names and place them on the Department of Watershed Management’s website for online voting. Online voting will begin Friday, Nov.18 and end Monday, Nov. 28.

The mascot will attend DeKalb County sponsored events, school activities and public meetings. 

This Weekend is The Empty Stocking Fund’s Annual JROTC Drive

This Weekend is The Empty Stocking Fund’s Annual JROTC Drive

More than 2,500 JROTC cadets from 30 metro Atlanta high schools
to participate in fundraising effort.

On Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th, more than 2,500 cadets representing 30 metro Atlanta high schools’ JROTC programs will take to the street to raise awareness of and contributions for The Empty Stocking Fund, an Atlanta-based, Atlanta-serving non-profit organization that provides gifts to more than 50,000 metro area children living in poverty each year. 

“The JROTC Drive is important in several ways,” said Manda Hunt, executive director of The Empty Stocking Fund.  “In addition to increasing visibility and raising contributions for our cause, it encourages students to get involved in their communities by helping others and, in return, hopefully gives them a sense of pride in their contributions.  This is a very important fundraising campaign for a grassroots organization

Facebook posts alert Ga. man to $20K lottery win

Facebook posts alert Ga. man to $20K lottery win

ATLANTA – A Blackshear man really “likes” his Facebook messages. Casey Mattox, 31, had just gotten off work when friends began posting on his Facebook page that he won $20,000.

“My phone started ringing, and people were congratulating me on Facebook,” he said.

Mattox’s name was announced on television as the winner of the Georgia Lottery’s $3,000,000 Taxes Paid extra chance drawing Oct. 26. His prize amounts to $20,000 after taxes.

“I was excited,” he said. “I was jumping up and down.”

A UPS driver, Mattox plans to save most of his winnings.

“I might get my wife a good Christmas present,” he added with a laugh.