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5,000 Fulton residents eat their veggies in 2013 thanks to Fulton Fresh

5,000 Fulton residents eat their veggies in 2013 thanks to Fulton Fresh

ATLANTA -- The Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market marked the end of its successful third season on August 28 with a community celebration attended by more than 200 residents.

“This has been our most successful year so far,” said Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “We were able to provide nutrition education and fresh produce to approximately 5,000 residents living in communities with limited access to mainstream grocery stores.”

Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market ends third season Aug. 28

Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market ends third season Aug. 28

ATLANTA -- On Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m., Fulton County Cooperative Extension will celebrate the successful third season of the Fresh Mobile Farmers Market. This year alone, the program provided 19.2 tons of fresh produce to more than 4,800 residents in 16 Fulton County communities. . 

The celebration will take place at Mount Vernon Baptist Church located at 441 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, and is open to all residents.

Fulton Fresh was founded in 2011 as part of Fulton County’s continuous effort to address health disparities. Communities served by the seasonal program benefit from the delivery of fresh produce, nutrition education and were taught how to prepare tasty, healthy meals with the produce they receive. 

Information about Cooperative Extension and other county services will be available as well as healthy treats and fresh produce from the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market.

For more information, call 404-332-2400.

America's 'Night Out' against crime

America's 'Night Out' against crime

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Police Department, in partnership with Fulton County agencies and local neighborhoods are joining forces with thousands of communities across the nation to celebrate and participate in the 30th annual National Night Out, a crime and drug prevention event.

Fulton County residents are invited to join the Fulton County Police Department at their National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 5495 Old National Highway, College Park.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime awareness and support for crime and drug prevention efforts sending a message to criminals that neighborhoods are working together and fighting back against crime.

Alpharetta, Milton to co-host National Night Out

Alpharetta, Milton to co-host National Night Out

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The City of Milton Police and Fire departments are partnering with the Alpharetta Public Safety Department to host the 30th Annual National Night Out event Tuesday, Aug. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Wills Park Equestrian Center in Alpharetta.

The Wills Park Equestrian Center is located at 11915 Wills Road in Alpharetta.

This year's event includes: 

Peachtree City named best metro Atlanta town for families

Peachtree City named best metro Atlanta town for families

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- A new study names Peachtree City the best Atlanta-area town and second-best Georgia city for young families.

NerdWallet compiled the top 10 list of places to raise families in Georgia. The survey analyzed such factors as good public schools, the cost of living and the town's prosperity. It cited Peachtree City's educational system and golf cart paths as the main reasons for its ranking.

Evans, a suburb of Augusta, topped this year's list, which features six metro Atlanta towns.

1. Evans
2. Peachtree City
3. Sugar Hill
4. Perry
5. St. Simons
6. Suwanee
7. Alpharetta
8. Martinez
9. Buford
10. Fayetteville

Learn more at nerdwallet.com.

Visit the Georgia Mountains

Visit the Georgia Mountains

Have you ever driven through the Georgia Mountains? It is an amazing experience. The drive to Helen through the mountains is breath taking. You have to be comfortable driving around curves and getting a little light headed now and then, but the view is picture perfect every single mile. Then once you get down to Helen, make sure to take your appetite with you because the food is delicious and the sceneray is a place you want to make sure you take in. 

The last time I went down to Helen we went Horse Back Riding and Tubing. The tubing was even $5. Fun for $5. That is what I always look for, or free if I can get it. 

In addition to Helen,there are literally hundreds of awesome spots in the North Ga. Mountains that so few people know about. Small Ma & Pop owned diners, cabin rentals, specialty campgrounds and much more. Stop by and see what to do in the North Ga Mountains.

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library system to create time capsule

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library system to create time capsule

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta-Fulton Public is asking for help in making a time capsule over the summer. 

The time capsule will be for the Perry Holmes Library on Bolton Rad. The library team wants to open the time capsule as it moves to a new location in February 2015. 

As part of the time capsule, the library staff asks for Atlanta and Fulton County residents to give small items, those that can be parted with for around two years. Those donations are due August 1, and the capsule will close the next day. All ages can participate.

For more information, call (404) 792-4994.