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Bike Ride Will Shut Down GA 400

Bike Ride Will Shut Down GA 400

Bicycles on Georgia 400?  Isn’t that normally illegal?  This coming Sunday, for the third year in a row, Georgia 400 will be shut down so that bicycles can ride in the “Hospitality Highway Century” to benefit the Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF). It’s your chance to be one of the few folks who can say that they shut down Georgia 400 and did something good for someone else at the same time.

Registered riders will promptly start at 6:30 a.m. from the former Home Depot parking lot in Roswell, at the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd. and Market Blvd., and pedal their way down GA 400 from exit 7 to exit 6. Cyclists will then wind through the cities of Roswell, Sandy Springs, Milton, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, and other scenic areas of north Fulton, Forsyth, and Cherokee counties.  The route includes rest stops, complete with bathrooms, full mechanical support, and a variety of snacks and drinks.

Kids eat for 99¢ at Piccadilly

Kids eat for 99¢ at Piccadilly

ATLANTA -- Every day is Kids' Day at Piccadilly restaurants.

All locations now offer 99¢ kids' meals after 4 p.m. with the purchase of an adult meal.

"At Piccadilly, we understand the importance of family meal time," said Piccadilly CFO Tom Sandeman. "And with the economy being the way that it is, we invite our guests to sit down at our table for a family meal that is a great value for everyone."

Piccadilly offers a wide range of kid-friendly fare, including chicken tenders and roast beef. Each 99¢ meal comes with a kid-sized entrée, two homestyle sides, a drink, and a dessert choice of Jell-O, pudding or a cupcake.

The meals are only available for a limited time.

Goodwill receives $5.7 million grant to help those in need

Goodwill receives $5.7 million grant to help those in need

ATLANTA -- Good news is coming for many Georgians who are struggling to find jobs.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis recently announced that Goodwill of North Georgia will receive $5,724,222 to help people with barriers to employment, namely ex-offenders and low-income non-custodial parents, obtain the skills they need to find work.

The funds will go toward an Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration program, which offers temporary paid work experiences to more than 3,500 people nationwide. The program improves participants' employability, earnings and opportunities for advancement, not to mention their self-sufficiency and long-term success in the workforce.

"This grant provides needed support to individuals who face significant obstacles to employment," Solis said.

Family Pit Stop, a free event at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

Family Pit Stop, a free event at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

 

Family Pit Stop is a free event to celebrate the opening of Cars 2.  What better place to have a Family Pit Stop than at Andretti Karting & Games on Alpharetta Highway?  From 10:00 AM –noon on Friday, June 24 the Juniors Track will be open for young racers aged 8 or at least 48” high to ride alone.

This is a free event for the entire family.  If you have any questions about the Family Pit Stop just call Andretti at 770-992-5688.  Andretti Indoor Karting & Game is located at 11000 Alpharetta Highway, Alpharetta, 30076. 

Deals of the Day: BOGO pizza, subs, roast beef & more!

Deals of the Day: BOGO pizza, subs, roast beef & more!

ATLANTA -- You can snag buy one, get one free deals on a Cici's adult pizza buffet, Quiznos sub sandwiches, Arby's roast beef sandwiches plus save half off Atlanta Braves tickets.  The Braves are also offering free tickets for military personnel.

Plus, you can still get in on an AirTran airfare sale with one-way fares starting as low as $40.  Find more details in the Deals of the Day on Atlanta MomsLikeMe.com.

Emily’s Closet moves to Alpharetta, helping budget conscious parents

Emily’s Closet moves to Alpharetta, helping budget conscious parents

 

Why would a successful business change locations?  After several years of operating the successful consignment store she purchased in 2008, Trudy Morse, the owner of Emily’s Closet didn’t take this business move lightly.  “The shop had been at the same location for five years.

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.