Saturday, May 5, 2012
It’s amazing what you can accomplish with a plan, energetic volunteers, and some wheel barrows.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Pam McNall
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The day flowed like a winding creek familiar with its own twists and turns. We’re old pros now, all in our work gloves, long pants, and sun screen. Over fifty volunteers, shovels and pitch forks in hand, marched down the newly blazed walking trail at the Tucker Nature Preserve. Our mission? Clear the outdoor classroom area, cut a fallen log into seats for the kids, and remove invasive plants. Tucker Civic Association has sponsored the Great American Clean Up for the past two years, hoping to make it an annual tradition. “The toughest job is definitely the invasive plant removal,” explains Beth White, co-chair of Tucker Civic Association’s Parks and Green Space committee. “Many native trees at the Preserve are covered in English Ivy and …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Moms and their sons are encouraged to spend time together enjoying dinner and medieval-themed activities.
Both Chick-fil-A locations in Tucker are hosting a special “Date Knight” for mothers and sons on Saturday, April 28 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. "The Mother-Son Date Knight exemplifies Chick-fil-A’s commitment to helping strengthen relationships between mothers and sons," the company said in a press release. Reservations are still available. There will be several medieval-themed activities, which are free, and every Mother-Son pair will also receive a tray liner with questions and topics to get the conversation started, according to the release. A take-home booklet provides ideas for future dates and questions that both moms and their sons can ask each other. “One of Chick-fil-A’s goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Chick-fil-A honored the school for its outstanding character education program.
It's been a year full of accolades and accomplishments for the Tucker-area schools, and Nesbit Elementary is no exception. Late last week, Chick-fil-A announced that Nesbit was one of just seven schools in the country to earn the "2011 Core Essentials Award" recognizing it for its outstanding work in educating students about character and values. The Core Essentials program was launched in 1998 in partnership with Chick-fil-A. At the time, 24 schools in metro-Atlanta participated. The program has since grown to include over 800 schools throughout the United States, giving the schools the tools and resources they need in order to help educate students on good character traits. The three goals of the program are helping schools create a…
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Deals and Discounts for the Week of March 1
Once again, I've drummed up some neighborhood savings for you. By popular demand, I've also included some senior discounts this week, as well as a great deal in downtown Atlanta. ATLANTA ZOO ATLANTA 800 Cherokee Avenue, Atlanta 404-624-WILD TWO BIG DEALS THIS WEEKEND! DEAL #1: This Saturday, March 5, is Educator Appreciation Day. Educators get in FREE with educator ID, and their families and guests receive $2 off the price of admission. This includes homeschooling parents -- click for details. GOOD THROUGH: March 5 only, 9:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m. Click here to pre-register and avoid the lines. DEAL #2: Also this weekend: Military Appreciation Weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6, active and retired members of the armed forces (…