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Hazardous waste collection in Alpharetta on Saturday, November 12

Hazardous waste collection in Alpharetta on Saturday, November 12

Getting rid of old paint and paint cans is bothersome and an issue for the environment.  Granted you can use the paint on a wall, but that requires lots of effort.  You could also dump cat litter or sand in it to make it clump up, but that’s wasteful too.  You should be responsible in the way that you dispose of the old paint. 

Regardless of why you have it, if you live in Alpharetta you can get rid of the paint this weekend.  On Saturday, November 12 from 9am-1pm you can get rid of that unwanted paint, if you pre-register.  This event will be crowded and probably be full, so you must pre-register in order to drop off the paint.  In addition to paint there are other hazardous materials that can be dropped off including, batteries, pool supplies and more. 

GET AMAZING HAIR WHILE GIVING BACK DURING NOVEMBER AT WILLIAM DAVID SALON

GET AMAZING HAIR WHILE GIVING BACK DURING NOVEMBER AT WILLIAM DAVID SALON

 

A Portion of Proceeds from All Appointments in November to Benefit to Open Hand Atlanta

ATLANTA — During this month of giving thanks and amazing meals, the team at William David Salon is donating a portion of proceeds from all appointments to Open Hand.  Clients will leave the salon not only looking great, but feeling good knowing they’ve helped others while doing so. 

Restaurants offer Veterans Day deals to those who served

Restaurants offer Veterans Day deals to those who served

ATLANTA -- To show their appreciation for the men and women who bravely served our country, two Metro Atlanta restaurants are offering special deals for veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day.

On Friday, Nov. 11, all military personnel who show valid IDs at the restaurants will receive discounts.

RELATED: What else is happening on Nov. 11? Join 11Alive for 11-11-11 at the Georgia Dome!

J. Christopher's Pumpkin Pancakes Raise Awareness for the Cure

J. Christopher's Pumpkin Pancakes Raise Awareness for the Cure

 

ALPHARETTA, Ga.-- What’s round, fluffy and orange all over? Pumpkin Pancakes for the Cure! The entire month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and you-(yes you!) can help find a cure to end this devastating disease that claims the lives of over  39,000 women annually.

 

 J. Christopher’s Alpharetta, has teamed up with Susan G. Komen Atlanta for a wonderful fundraiser that raises Breast Cancer awareness and supports the organization’s continued research and early-detection efforts. During the month of October, for every  order of Pumpkin Pancakes purchased, J. Christopher will donate $1 to Komen Atlanta.

 

Fulton County Youth Commissioners Kickoff "Can-Paign to Fight Hunger"

Fulton County Youth Commissioners Kickoff "Can-Paign to Fight Hunger"

Fulton County Youth Commissioners will kick off the “Can-Paign to Fight Hunger” on Monday, November 14, 2011, with a can collection competition among six Fulton County High Schools and four businesses.  They want to reach a goal to deliver 30 barrels of canned food to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.  The filled barrels would feed 8,550 people (285 people per barrel) in need of nutritious food.

The deadline to fill the 30 barrels is December 16.  Those organizations that collect the most cans will receive H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everyday) Awards.  Cans will be counted at every drop-off location to determine the winning organizations.  In 2010, Youth Commissioners collected, 5,700 cans to feed families, shelters and non-profit organizations registered with the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Veterans Day: Boys & Girls Clubs of America Marks 20 Years of Serving Children of U.S. Military

Worldwide Programs Now Serving 460,000 Youth in 15 Countries

 

For 20 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www.bgca.org) has been providing the children of American military families’ vital services and programs – wherever they are stationed around the world.  Since 1991, children have had access to on-base Youth Centers that offer the same guidance and proven programs - focusing on academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy living - provided by traditional Boys & Girls Clubs across the United States.

 

“Children of military families face more than the usual challenges of growing up, from moving and re-establishing friendships every few years to worrying about family members who have been deployed,” says Terrill Wicks, vice president, Military Services & International Projects for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 

 

BEST SPOTS: Trick or Treating

BEST SPOTS: Trick or Treating

ATLATNTA – I’m sure we all remember the days Halloween and Trick-or-Treating was more of a sport than a spectacle. And when everyone wanted to know in which neighborhood you could find king-sized Snicker bars or full-sized bags of M&M’s. Well, according to a survey conducted by Zillow, not much has changed.