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Pike Nurseries, Concentrics Restaurants host garden-to-table event

Pike Nurseries, Concentrics Restaurants host garden-to-table event

ATLANTA -- If you're planning to plant a summer garden, Pike Nurseries is hosting the perfect event to learn all about growing fresh vegetables and herbs.

The Georgia-based chain of nurseries has teamed up with Concentrics Restaurants for a Garden-to-Table Chef Event. Expert gardeners and at-home chefs will teach Pike customers how to use their home-grown crops in custom recipes. There will also be cooking demonstrations.

The garden-to-table event is free to attend. Seminars and demonstrations will be held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at all 14 metro Atlanta Pike locations.

Acworth
3602 Cobb Parkway

Alpharetta
2955 Holcomb Bridge Road

Atlanta
Chastain (4020 Roswell Road)
Lindbergh (2410 Camellia Lane NE)
Toco Hills (2101 LaVista Road)

Cumming
6050 Bethelview Road

Johns Creek
5795 State Bridge Road

Pike Nurseries to hold 'Countdown to Spring Sale'

Pike Nurseries to hold 'Countdown to Spring Sale'

ATLANTA -- Spring is on its way to metro Atlanta, and Pike Nurseries is helping residents prepare by offering 10 days of big savings on colorful springtime plants.

The Countdown to Spring Sale will begin on Wednesday, March 7 and run through Friday, March 16, with a different item on sale every day. Visit www.pikenursery.com to see which items are marked down and when.

Fulton County Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions During Winter Months When Using Space Heaters

Fulton County Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions During Winter Months When Using Space Heaters

Cold weather will soon be the primary forecast for local weather.  According to local weather experts, the month of January is the coldest month in the City of Atlanta and Fulton County.  Fulton County Cooperative Extension wants to encourage residents who use space heaters to keep their homes warm to pay close attention to safety tips when using the equipment.

Residents should know that heating an entire home using space heaters alone is a safety hazard.  Most people are not aware war that space heaters should only be used as a back up for the main heating system of a home.  However, according to the Department of Energy, the unsafe use of electric space heaters are the cause of more than 25,000 residential fires, 300 deaths, and almost 6,000 emergency room visits per year. 

Cooperative Extension offers the following safety tips:

  • when using space heaters be, sure to use newer models that shut off when tipped over
  • if

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. 

DEALCHICKEN: $100 for $200 at Global Floor Services

DEALCHICKEN: $100 for $200 at Global Floor Services

ELLENWOOD, Ga. -- Getting carpets cleaned before the holidays is a necessary hassle for many people, but today's DealChicken Atlanta deal will make this chore much easier -- and cheaper.

For Thursday only, DealChicken members can take advantage of $200 worth of carpet cleaning from Global Floor Services for only $100. This deal is good for steam cleaning up to 3,000 square feet of carpet; Global Floor Services also offers carpet installation, tile and grout cleaning, and 24-hour water removal, among other services.

This deal expires on Jan. 27, 2012. Appointments must be booked in advance; a 24-hour cancellation policy is enforced.

Global Floor Services is based in Ellenwood and serves customers in Clayton, Forsyth, Fulton and Henry counties.

Sip, Savor & Shop with Chefs in the City and Virginia Willis

Sip, Savor & Shop with Chefs in the City and Virginia Willis

ATLANTA -- This fall, Grape Crush Productions and Bloomingdale’s are bringing Atlanta’s premier chefs to the kitchen of one of the city’s most celebrated shopping destinations for a monthly event where guests will enjoy a guided tasting of artisan wines, a cooking demonstration by some of the city’s most celebrated chefs and preview the latest in home and fashion décor along with exclusive savings at Bloomingdale’s in Lenox Square mall. 

A celebration of food and fashion, this month the Chefs in the City event brings beloved Southern chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis to the store’s state-of-the-art demo kitchen on Oct. 27, from 6-8 p.m. 

Former Doublemint Twin Turned Interior Designer Opens Design Showroom in Atlanta

Former Doublemint Twin Turned Interior Designer Opens Design Showroom in Atlanta

 

For nearly two decades, California-based