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Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces Seniors for Seniors Program

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces  Seniors for Seniors Program


Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) is initiating a Seniors for Seniors program, providing a way for seniors age 65 and older to adopt senior golden retrievers (10 years and older) by waiving the adoption fee or facilitating a permanent foster home arrangement.

In the last few years, Adopt a Golden Atlanta, the largest golden retriever rescue in the Southeast and fourth largest in the US, has seen an increase in the number of older dogs coming into the program – either due to passing of their owner or because of economic reasons.  “We’ve seen a four-fold increase in the number of seniors we’ve taken in,” reports Lauren Genkinger, AGA’s president and founder.  “So we’re announcing this program that is a win-win for both seniors involved – the human and the golden retriever,” she continues.

For many breeds, such as golden retrievers, the average life span has been 10 to 12 years, but with the current a

Want to be a Fulton County principal for a day?

Want to be a Fulton County principal for a day?

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Think you've got what it takes to comfort a crying kindergartner? Manage the morning carpool?

Operation Isaiah Food Drive

Operation Isaiah Food Drive

 Operation Isaiah to ‘Share Bread’ with Atlanta’s Hungry - Citywide Food Drive benefitting Atlanta Community Food Bank Marks 21st Year

 ATLANTA (September 28, 2011) – Atlanta’s Jewish community is preparing to kick off its 21st annual food drive called Operation Isaiah, collecting nonperishable food items for the Atlanta Community Food Bank during the High Holy Days.  Following in the words of Isaiah, “share your bread with the hungry,” Operation Isaiah brings together thousands of metro Atlanta children, adults and elders from the Jewish faith to help put food on the tables of the hungry each year during the time of Yom Kippur.

”The Operation Isaiah food drive has been a tremendous gift to our community for 20 years,” said Bill Bolling, the Food Bank’s executive director and founder.  “Distribution to our partner agencies was up 34

DEALCHICKEN: $99 for $249 at Superior Play Systems

DEALCHICKEN: $99 for $249 at Superior Play Systems

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Planning a child's birthday party can be expensive, but Wednesday's DealChicken Atlanta deal helps parents save 60 percent on a celebration the kids will remember forever.

For today only, DealChicken members can pay $99 for a party at Superior Play Systems in Alpharetta. This exclusive deal includes 90 minutes of fun on a huge indoor playground, followed by some time in an on-site party room -- a birthday bash that normally costs $249.

The Superior Play Systems showroom is a child's dream come true, with trampolines, basketball hoops and award-winning play sets. This deal is good for up to 16 children, but it won't last forever -- it expires on Sept. 28, 2012.

Reservations are required for birthday parties, and the 48-hour cancellation policy is enforced.

Color your way to a college scholarship

Color your way to a college scholarship

ATLANTA -- Coloring is perhaps one of the first activities a child embarks upon in his or her educational journey. It creates a foundation for activity and a lifetime of learning.

This September, coloring can also help create a financial foundation.

One lucky Georgia child will join Kendall Lapinskas of Dunwoody and Taylor Boyd of Covington in winning a college scholarship from the Path2College 529 Plan.

Medlock Bridge faculty gets students pumped for Runapalooza

Medlock Bridge faculty gets students pumped for Runapalooza

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- With their second annual Runapalooza Fun Run right around the corner, the administrative team at Medlock Bridge Elementary School in Alpharetta knew it was time to get the students pumped up for the big fundraiser.

On Friday, Aug. 26, principal Margaret Pupillo and her fellow administrators donned blue wigs and star-shaped glasses as they wowed the student body with their rendition of Katy Perry's "Firework" during the Runapalooza Rally.

And the students are starting to get excited for the event, which is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9. The run brings tens of thousands of dollars to the school, with many of the funds going directly to educational initiatives.

Runapalooza involves all Medlock Bridge students completing up to 25 laps on the track. They receive pledges for each lap they run from family, friends, neighbors and other members of the community.

This year, the school-wide goal is $50,000.

Fulton County Fire Rescue Department Hosts 2011 Citizens Emergency Preparedness Fair

Fulton County Fire Rescue Department invites residents to attend the 2011 Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, September 10, 2011, at the Publix Shopping Center at 5370 Campbellton Fairburn Road, Fairburn, GA 30213 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will provide community members an opportunity to learn steps they can take to prepare and protect their families in small and large-scale emergency situations. Fulton County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and emergency vehicles, along with Fulton County’s Fire Safety House, will be on display. 

The event is funded by a grant through the CERT program, which is a part of the Department of Homeland Security.  The program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, including fire safety and disaster medical operations.