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DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs held Grand Opening for Exchange Park Rec

DECATUR – DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs Department held a grand opening ceremony yesterday, July 25th, for the new Exchange Park Recreation Center, 2771 Columbia Drive in Decatur.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

APS: Who's Really At Fault?

APS: Who's Really At Fault?

First off, let me say that I am THOROUGHLY impressed with 11Alive's coverage and breakdown of the APS investigation report. If you were not able to catch their school-by-school review, you can view the video here. WARNING: It's startling, it's disappointing and scary to think that these accounts render a "mafia-like" mentality. How can people we've held in such high regard, and entrusted the educational careers of our children in, do such things? Good question... but here's an even better one... "Who's REALLY At Fault?"

July is Park and Recreation Month

July is Park and Recreation Month

The Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs works together with nationally recognized consultants, community, business and government leaders, as well as citizens of DeKalb County, to create signature parks and recreational facilities that will enhance the image of DeKalb County and its park system.
 

The Deparment of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Affairs understands that parks are not only important to the quality of life, but they are also assets that increase DeKalb County's desirability as a place to live, work and play.

 

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

East Atlanta Beer Fest brews fun this weekend

East Atlanta Beer Fest brews fun this weekend

ATLANTA -- The East Atlanta Beer Festival kicks off Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brownwood Park in East Atlanta, and features samples of 170 craft beers from 55 different brewers.

The event, now in its eighth year, has plenty of entertainment: Atlanta-based show band Burt & The Bandits, who features music from iconic country legends like Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels and others; The Imperial OPA, a gypsy-style troupe of vaudevillian type performers with a modern circus-type of presentation; Animal & the Evolvers is made up of performers from the Old Fourth Ward and East Atlanta neighborhoods and plays music that they describe as being between The Beatles and My Morning Jacket – whatever that means.

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of public pools in the area for you, your family and friends to take a dip and cool off in the heat of the summer sun.

With an economy like ours, it’s imperative that people look for a bargain wherever they can and public pools offer fun with that’s easy on the pockets. Check out these local pools and enjoy a classic, cost-effective, exciting summertime experience.

City of Atlanta

City pools open on Memorial Day at 11:00 a.m. Daily rates are $4 for adults and $2 for children and senior citizens. Facilities include:

Grant Park is located at 25 Park Avenue in Atlanta.

Powell Park is located at 1690 M.L. King Drive in Atlanta.

John A.