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North Fulton Residents Invited to Fulton County Community Open House – Saturday, June 16

North Fulton Residents Invited to Fulton County Community Open House – Saturday, June 16

The North Fulton community is invited to join Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann (District 3) and Fulton County departments and other nonprofit partners for a North Fulton Community Open House on Saturday, June 16.  This family-friendly event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with an official ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m.

The Open House will take place outside of Commissioner Hausmann’s new District Office, located at 3155 Royal Drive, Alpharetta, GA, 30022, in the same complex with North Fulton Health Center and offices of the Fulton County Tax Commissioner and Tax Assessors.

The day’s activities will include information and activities, including a performance by the Johns Creek Symphony, arts activities with the Printmakers Studio, the Atlanta-Fulton County Bookmobile, library card sign-up and story time, environmental craft activities with the Department of Water Resources, and much more. 

Fulton County State of Seniors Symposium to Hear from Seniors about Their Needs

Fulton County State of Seniors Symposium to Hear from Seniors about Their Needs

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Housing and Human Services, Office of Aging will host a State of Seniors Symposium to hear from Seniors about their needs to age in place, and to remain healthy, vibrant and safe.   The symposium will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2012 from 10:00 a.m until 12:00 p.m. at the Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility located at 677 Fairburn Road in Atlanta.

 The Symposium follows a State of Seniors Survey conducted in April and May by Fulton County in collaboration with the A. L. Burrus Institute for Public Service and Research at Kennesaw State University.

The Superior Court of Fulton County Hosts "Family Law Community Days"

The Superior Court of Fulton County Hosts "Family Law Community Days"

The Superior Court of Fulton County’s Family Division is hosting three “Family Law Community Days” during the month of May. The events are designed to educate the public about the work of the Family Division and to help citizens with cases handled by the Family Division be better prepared in court. The Family Division is seeing an increase in the number of self-represented litigants. The “Family Law Community Days” will help citizens who choose to represent themselves better understand the court paperwork and process.

The “Family Law Community Days” will be held on the following dates and times:

 

Thursday, May 3, 2012
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
North Service Center
7741 Roswell Road, NE Suite 261  
Atlanta, GA 30350

 

Thursday, May 17, 2012
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
South Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Suite 224 
College Park, GA 30349 

 

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)

Alpharetta, Milton to co-host Sept. 11 memorial service

Alpharetta, Milton to co-host Sept. 11 memorial service

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Two North Fulton cities have teamed up to host a 9-11 Memorial Service in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the most devastating terrorist attack on the United States.

Join officials from Alpharetta and Milton at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 at the City of Alpharetta Memorial Park to honor those who serve their communities and remember those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

According to Alpharetta Public Information Officer George Gordon, the event will include a presentation of colors, guest speakers, a wreath-laying and a releasing of doves.

The City of Alpharetta Memorial Park is located on the front lawn of Department of Public Safety headquarters at 2565 Old Milton Parkway.

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.

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.