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Gesher L'Torah wins award for Holocaust remembrance

Gesher L'Torah wins award for Holocaust remembrance

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Congregation Gesher L'Torah in Alpharetta recently won the prestigious Solomon Schechter "Sollie" GOLD award for its Holocaust Remembrance and Education program.

This honor is presented to those who demonstrate excellence in programming, organization, education and administration.

"These [programs] are a source of pride not only to the winning communities themselves but to all of United Synagogue as well," said Jerry Klibanoff, chair of the Sollie awards committee. "The efforts of Gesher L'Torah serve as a model for other United Synagogue kehillot [communities]."

The Holocaust Remembrance and Education program teaches people of all ages about the horror and aftermath of genocide. Congregation members filled dozens of trunks with educational materials such as CDs, videos, posters, maps, books and curriculum plans.

BEST SPOTS: Kenley's Restaurant

ATLANTA – It’s a secret kept in the basement of a “historic” building but it’s a known fact that when you visit you’ll leave with a smile. The restaurant called Kenley’s Restaurant is a down-home dining staple amongst celebrities and “people of importance” in Atlanta but it caters to the Average Joe.

The Where U Live team recently discovered this Atlanta gem and it’s our Best Spot in Atlanta, this week.

Publix school supply drive to assist Fulton students

Publix school supply drive to assist Fulton students

ATLANTA -- Parents and teachers know that having the right school supplies can mean the difference between a passing or a failing grade for students.

That's why Publix has teamed up with the United Way and several local partners to host the School Tools for Cool Kids program.

Residents can stop by their neighborhood Publix grocery stores from Monday, July 18 until Sunday, Aug. 14 to purchase and/or drop off school supplies in the School Tools bins.

"We encourage customers to donate school supplies to help . . . children begin the school year on a level playing field," said Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager for Publix.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big


ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

Onlooker captures funeral procession for fallen sheriff

ATLANTA – Spaulding County Sheriff Dee Stewart was buried on Thursday after a funeral service held at the Second Baptist Church in Griffin.

Stewart died from injuries he sustained after a collision with a pickup truck driven by his grandson. During his most recently campaign, Stewart said he would target illegal drugs and wanted the department to become more community-oriented.

This video, of his funeral procession, was shared by YouTube user hames74 and has become the fifth most shared video in the Atlanta area. The video was uploaded on Thursday and currently has about 900 views.

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Atlanta --  The first annual Dinner & A Cause Card benefiting the “Children of Conservation” project is now available.  The card costs only $50 and offers holders a 20% discount at great Atlanta restaurants while contributing 100% of the profits to the education of children and protection of wildlife in third world countries.  Giving Never Tasted So Good!  

Tradebank Golf Tournament Was a Hole-in-One

Tradebank Golf Tournament Was a Hole-in-One

Charitable Tourney Benefitted the March Forth With Hope Foundation

Tradebank of Charlotte (an outlet of Lawrenceville-based Tradebank International) successfully ran its 1st Annual Golf Tournament with proceeds to benefit the March Forth With Hope Foundation. The event took place June 22 at the Olde Sycamore Golf Course in N.C..

“We are pleased to have hosted our first golf tournament in cooperation with March Forth With Hope,” said Michael Torcellini, a regional owner of Tradebank of Charlotte. “It is an excellent organization and this tournament provided us and our Tradebank members an opportunity to support a foundation that means a great deal to all of us.”

The March Forth with Hope Foundation provides financial assistance to families battling cancer or other life-threatening diseases.