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New Prospect Carnival to Benefit PTA

ALPHARETTA, GA -- The New Prospect Carnival, New Prospect Elementary School's most fun fundraiser, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 25. All proceeds go toward the school PTA.

The fun will last from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Come out to enjoy classic carnival rides and games, including a dunk tank, giant slide and cake walk. The art pavilion will host a number of creative activities like sand art, face painting and free temporary tattoos for the first 50 kids. Food will be available for purchase from Shane's BBQ, Z Pizza, Chick-fil-A and Kona Ice.

Individual tickets for games, rides and attractions will be 50¢ each. All-day wristbands, which provide unlimited admission to all of the activities, will be $20 for individuals or $50 for families.

New Prospect Elementary is located at 3055 Kimball Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 30022.

New Social Media Brand Ambassadors Practice from Mastermind Lets Brands Engage with Consumers

New Social Media Brand Ambassadors Practice from Mastermind Lets Brands Engage with Consumers

Atlanta-based Mastermind, a leading social, mobile, digital and promotion agency, this week launched an innovative Social Media Brand Ambassador practice designed to allow brands to actively engage customers, promote their products, and respond quickly to inquiries and complaints.  The agency will recruit ambassadors nationwide and engage them on behalf of clients to promote discussion and raise the level of social media conversation for specific brands.

Potential ambassadors will be chosen from a range of demographic groups, interest areas, and geographic regions.  Those interested in applying should go to www.mastermindmarketing.com.

Atlanta Wind Symphony Honors the Greatest Generation

ROSWELL, GA -- The Atlanta Wind Symphony is pleased to announce the first concert of the 2010-2011 Master Season. This concert will be a "Tribute to the Greatest Generation," with a program honoring the men and women who grew up in the Great Depression, ended a war and rebuilt America into a superpower.

As a special gift to honor our veterans, tickets to the event will be free for everyone, so bring the entire family -- grandparents and children. The concert will feature several familiar selections from these historic times, closing with a Big Band finale that will have everyone humming all the way home.

Embarking on its 32nd season, the AWS is internationally respected for its continued musical excellence, contribution to music education and service to the community.

The Tribute to the Greatest Generation will be on Sunday, Oct. 10 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center (950 Forest Street, Roswell, 30075) at 3:00 p.m.

Week Four's Game of the Week Nominees

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week will be tough to predict no matter which match-up fans pick.

The first nominee for Game of the Week is Creekview at Chattahoochee. While some teams have not played a single region game, these two teams have done nothing but battle teams within their region.

2-1 Creekview beat Region 7-4A opponents Sequoyah and Northwest Whitfield in a couple of low-scoring games, then, most recently, lost to Lambert by 10 points. Chattahoochee, a 2-0 team, beat Lambert 31-7 in their season opener and topped Forsyth Central 35-14 in their home opener.

Green Light, Yellow Light, Red Light For Seafood At Whole Foods

ATLANTA -- The figures are staggering -- and frightening.

Since 1950, the numbers of all the large fish in the oceans, from marlin and bluefin tuna, to cod and flounder, have dropped by 90 percent.

Overfishing and the destruction of ocean environments are responsible.

If the fish populations ever recover, it will be because consumers change their buying and eating habits. The marketplace seems to realize that.

For some, Whole Foods is like the Disneyworld of supermarkets -- bright colors, sparkling displays,exotic foods. But in the seafood department, there is a decidedly adult message.

"Well our point is to really work on developing more sustainable practices with seafood," said Whole Foods' Alisha Cave. "We want to get rid of the overfishing and the bycatch that's going on."

Whole Foods has joined the growing number of grocery chains changing the way they sell seafood.

Fulton County Dominates SAT with Six Schools in Top 25

ATLANTA -- Fulton County's statewide dominance of the SAT continues this year, with more than a third of its high schools scoring within the top 25 in the state.

In addition, reports from the College Board show that Northview High School has the highest SAT score in Georgia among schools with large numbers of test-takers.

* Northview High School, Duluth -- 1728 (no. 3)
* Alpharetta High School -- 1719 (no. 5)
* Chattahoochee High School, Alpharetta -- 1687 (no. 9)
* Milton High School -- 1650 (no. 17)
* Riverwood International Charter School, Sandy Springs -- 1640 (no. 18)
* Roswell High School -- 1627 (no. 21)

While Northview technically ranks third in the state, the two higher-scoring schools had only seven and 20 students, respectively, taking the test.

Meet the Manning Oaks Elementary Green Team

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Over 50 students from Manning Oaks Elementary School in Alpharetta are doing their part to save the earth through the new Manning Oaks Elementary Green Team.

Under the direction of fifth grade teacher Melissa Decker and special education instructor Kristen Waychowsky, MOE students are learning about the benefits of recycling, both at school and at home. They practice sorting recyclables and converting certain items into new creations, such as turning a used milk jug into a birdfeeder.

Manning Oaks parents are encouraged to bring their recyclable items, such as Capri Sun pouches and ink cartridges, to the school for recycling.

The Green Team is part of an ongoing effort to educate and encourage families to improve the planet by going green.