Thursday, May 2, 2013
Lovers of the oddball instrument are invited to an 'open mic' at Greater Good Barbecue.
Ukuleles – those small four string Hawaiian instruments – are popping up everywhere these days. Uke lovers who want to show their stuff have found a home in Tucker at the Greater Good Barbecue on the first Thursday of every month, starting today, May 2. That’s when it holds its monthly 'open mic' night, hosted by local country folk string band Woven Pines. The event gives ukulele players a chance to perform in public on the Greater Good stage before family, friends and community members. Ukuleles are having a renaissance for a number of reasons, including their portability, simplicity and the wide variety of music that people can play on them from folk to rock and even classical. They can be made of a variety of materials ranging from …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Richard Foxworth and his fellow musicians are appearing at Greater Good BBQ.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
TBA holds a lunch meeting next Thursday, but RSVP deadline is this Friday.
Representative Price will share his thoughts on the current sequestration situation; economic development of small business, including the impact of The Affordable Care Act; and other concerns affecting our community. Price represents the 6th Congressional District which has gained parts of DeKalb County including areas in Tucker. While in Congress, he has addressed many challenges including the economy, spending, taxes and health care. Congressman Price currently serves as Vice Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget. He also sits on the House Committee on Ways and Means, as well as the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Additionally, Chairman Price is a member of the following House Caucuses: Before entering …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The barbecue joint hosted a hugely successful fundraiser Thursday for Handy Ace employees.
Updated Sunday, Jan 13, 11:27 a.m. In an amazing display of community solidarity, a mass of supporters showed up Thursday at Greater Good Barbecue's fundraiser and raised loads of cash for Handy Ace Hardware employees displaced by the Dec. 28 fire. There was live music, a silent auction, plenty of alcohol and some waits to get served. "This is the bomb," said local resident Carol Garner. "Us Tucker people stick together." As television news crews mingled with swarms of people, restaurant staff bustled about keeping up with demand. Asked if she was OK, co-manager Tracey Wrench replied, "I guess. I left my body a long time ago." Her husband, Bill Wrench, said he was swamped with donations. "People were giving me hundreds all night. It's …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Even a former United States president gets involved.
The Greater Good Barbecue is living up to its name. The big fundraiser is today, Thursday, Jan. 10, benefiting employees of Handy Ace Hardware and their families after the catastrophic fire of Dec. 28. The store's staff lost their jobs when a sudden fire destroyed the entire building and all its merchandise. The owners have vowed to rebuild. A silent auction is also planned and there will be live music from 7 to 10 p.m. Greater Good manager Tracy Wrench told Patch that response so far has been extraordinary and that people keep making donations even before the fundraiser has begun. "One lady called me from Alpharetta asking what she could do," Wrench said. "Someone else came in and just handed me an envelope, said 'good luck' and then left…
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
A portion of sales and an auction at Greater Good Barbecue will benefit displaced workers.
The Greater Good Barbecue is hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, Jan. 10 that will benefit employees of Handy Ace Hardware and their families. The store's 35 employees lost their jobs when a sudden fire on Friday night destroyed the entire building and all its merchandise. The owners have yet to say whether they will rebuild the place. "I am a resident of Tucker and am proud to be able to offer a way to help the great staff from the store," said Greater Good's manager Scott Ellenberger. "It may not be enough to make things better, but we hope that we can make someone's day just a little bit brighter." A silent auction is also planned, and Ellenberger is soliciting items from different establishments throughout Tucker. "If you (or someone you…