Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Three local restaurants and a church are putting out the welcome mat for a special group.
A volunteer team fom Boston University is in town this week, helping out at Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), and three Tucker restaurants are sponsoring dinners for them in return. The visitors are part of BU's Alternative Spring Breaks, a program in which students volunteer their time to various community projects around the country. Riverside Pizza, Roly Poly and Las Colinas are joining in the effort by making sure the students are well fed during their visit. While they are here, the Boston group is staying at First Baptist Chuch of Tucker. "The team will help with a variety of projects, from basic cleaning and inventory organization to filling medical supply orders for local free clinics," said FODAC's Lizbeth Dison in …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Local business will host fundraiser for employees of burnt-down hardware store.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, January 30
By Patrice Peters, Inclusif Fitness owner On the night of Dec. 28, members at Inclusif Fitness were finishing up their Friday evening Zumba class when the Handy Ace Hardware broke out in flames. We had just watched earlier as the employees were leaving for the day. The fire burned through the night and when we returned for classes the next morning, firefighters were still at the site. The entire building burned to the ground. Nearly three dozen employees would be without jobs. I decided to host an employee benefit for them. Join us on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 1-5 p.m. for Tucker’s biggest community benefit. We’re going to raise the roof! Where: Inclusif Fitness on Cowan Road in Tucker, opposite the Handy Ace Hardware building. Cost: $10 per …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
This Saturday's event is in Stone Mountain Park.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Patch Staff
Wednesday, January 16
On a rainy day in August of 2008, 10-year-old Olivia Hayes’ school bus was hit by an armored truck in Tucker. Sadly, just four days later, Olivia died from her injuries. To cope with their loss, Olivia’s parents, Norman and Nikki Hayes, founded Livvy’s Love, Inc., a non-profit that supports underprivileged youth. To date, Livvy’s Love has donated over $11,000 dollars toward education, extra-curricular activities and community involvement for kids in need. On Saturday, Jan. 19, Livvy’s Love will host its second annual Livvy’s Love Fun Run/Walk at Stone Mountain Park. Funds raised from the event will benefit youth development grants and scholarships. The run/walk will begin at 8 a.m. Participant check-in and onsite registration will begin …
Friday, December 28, 2012
'Friends For Eli' site set up to raise funds for Eli Tabb's rehabilitation.
Tucker businesswoman Nancy Qarmout has set up a website called 'Friends For Eli' that will raise funds for Eli Tabb, her Roly Poly employee who was seriously injured in September when he was struck by a car outside the restaurant. Qarmout, who also runs Festival Gifts & Art on Main Street and the Tucker Farmers' Market, told Patch that Tabb is in physical rehabilitation and is improving. "I had lunch with him last week and he seemed in pretty good spirits," she said. Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC), a non-profit organization in Stone Mountain that assists the disabled community, has donated medical equipment to Tabb and his family as he transitions home from hospital and rehabilitation. “Eli has been an inspiration to us …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Friends of Eli Tabb are offering encouragement for his recovery.
A Facebook page has been set up for the Tucker pedestrian who was struck by a car on Sept. 21 and severely injured. Eli Tabb, 20, an employee of both Roly Poly and Starbucks, was crossing Lawrenceville Highway at Idlewood Road during the evening rush hour when the accident happened. Friends of Eli is the name of the page, and it will provide updates on his recovery as well as give readers a forum for sending good wishes. Tabb remains hospitalized at the Atlanta Medical Center in serious condition. One post on the site says, "In an effort to give back to him a little of what he's given us, we've established this page. Send him your well wishes, good thoughts, and great memories." Related article Pedestrian Hit, Badly Injured in Rush Hour …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Tucker Farmers Market and area restaurants continue hosting dine-arounds in celebration of Atlanta Farmers Market Month.
Just a quick Dine-around update for you. This week, the Tucker Farmers Market and area restaurants continue hosting dine-arounds in celebration of Atlanta Farmers Market Month. On select days and times, the TFM will receive a portion of the proceeds from these restaurants. We have two great events this week: TODAY Tuesday, August 21 10 a.m.-7 p.m. - Roly Poly TOMORROW Wednesday, August 22 Local 7, 5-10 p.m., not including alcohol We are collaborating with 8 other local markets on these events. Check out the full list of events on our website. Thank you to those of us who supported the market at Enzo's Pizzeria and the Old Tucker Fountain last week! We hope to see you at these two Tucker small businesses this week! Thanks! Tucker …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Customer appreciation day is today, Tuesday, August 14.
On August 14, Roly Poly in Tucker will celebrate their one year anniversary with a great big thank you — via cookies! Every customer will receive a free Otis Spunkmeyer cookie with any purchase. Celebrate with us in the store, or order pick up or delivery. Either way — free cookies! Nancy Qarmout and Leanne O’Rear reopened the Roly Poly Tucker store in July 2011, with a new look and a new menu. They are now open seven days a week, including 11-3 on Sundays. They have also created a host of new offers and programs. Did you know: Free delivery brings Roly Poly straight to your front door, and you can order online. Plus, from vegans to meat-lovers, Roly Poly Tucker has options to suit every palate. They have even introduced gluten-free …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Tucker Patch readers have good taste, obviously.
We asked, you answered. Bruster's Ice Cream on Hugh Howell Road was the pick of readers' favorites when it comes to ice cream, frozen yogurt and frozen treats in general. It received half of the total number of votes. Sheridan's Lattes & Frozen Custard came in second, and Roly Poly gets an honorable mention from a reader named Liliha. Next week Readers' Choice is taking a break, but the following week we'll be asking you to vote on the best place for pet boarding or daycare. Start thinking!