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11Alive morning team gives teachers 'Our Favorite Things'

11Alive morning team gives teachers 'Our Favorite Things'

ATLANTA -- 11Alive's morning team rolled out the red carpet Monday morning to honor Metro Atlanta's "Class Act" teachers. The 31 men and women were nominated by their peers and students for special recognition for their committment to their classes and students.


On Monday, the 31 educators, their principals and some family and friends joined the 11Alive morning team as a live studio audience.


For a Random Act of Kindness, they all received some of our anchors' favorite things:


From Chesley and Men's Warehouse: a stylish matching tie and pocket square.


From Karyn and Spa Sydell: a gift certificate for much-deserved pampering.

Dining Out for Life

Dining Out for Life

If you ever wanted an excuse to eat out, it would be to support the efforts of Dining Out for Life, an annual community fundraising event involving the generous support and participation of corporate sponsors, restaurant communities nationwide, dedicated community volunteers, and the thousands of citizens that will dine out on Wednesday April 27, 2011 at participating restaurants. 

The 19th Annual Dining Out for Life in Atlanta will benefit Open Hand a non-profit organization that helps to deliver over 5,400 nutritious meals daily to men, women and children who are living below the federal poverty level and strives to empower our neighbors to live healthy, independent lives.

Popular young adult author coming to Alpharetta

Popular young adult author coming to Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Lisa McMann, author of the bestselling Wake trilogy (Wake, Fade and Gone), has written a new young adult novel, Cryer's Cross.

She will give a talk and sign copies of her books at Barnes & Noble at Mansell Crossings (7660 Northpoint Parkway, Alpharetta, 30022) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 22.

Cryer's Cross is about a young woman named Kendall, who loves her life in a small Montana town but still longs for something more.

However, when Cryer's Cross is shaken by a horrifying tragedy, Kendall tosses her dreams aside to join the search for her missing friends. In the process, she uncovers some frightening local history and discovers just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.

Mike Huckabee to sign books in Alpharetta

Mike Huckabee to sign books in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will be in town this week to sign copies of his latest book, A Simple Government.

Huckabee will be at the Barnes & Noble at Mansell Crossings (7660 Northpoint Parkway, 30022) from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 10.

A Simple Government: Twelve Things We Really Need from Washington (and a Trillion That We Don't!) is Huckabee's ninth book.

Free Waffle Fries from Chick-fil-a

Free Waffle Fries from Chick-fil-a

To celebrate the release of the new Heinz Dip & Squeeze Ketchup, head on over to Chick-fil-A on March 4 from 2-4 p.m. and you can get a free medium order of waffle fries.

Free Chick-fil-A Waffle Fries

My Grocery Spy.com Launches to Help Atlanta Shoppers Save Up To 35% Weekly on Groceries

My Grocery Spy.com Launches to Help Atlanta Shoppers Save Up To 35% Weekly on Groceries

http://www.mygroceryspy.com/ is a new online price-sleuthing service that enables families to save more money on groceries and other supermarket items.  http://www.mygroceryspy.com/ has just launched to help Atlanta grocery shoppers instantly compare prices and make more informed decisions about where to find the Atlanta grocery savings each week.

Twice a week, http://www.mygroceryspy.com/ checks out the prices on 150 to 200 grocery products at four of the top chains in the metro area, including Publix, Kroger, WalMart and Ingles. http://www.mygrocerspy.com/ provides a price comparison chart and sorts the shopping list so the lowest prices are readily identified by store.

Author, Actress to Sign Books at Publix Apron's Cooking School

Author, Actress to Sign Books at Publix Apron's Cooking School

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Jessica Harper, a working mother of two, faces the same problem as many of her ilk: how do you feed a family of picky eaters when you're not a kitchen person yourself?

The answer can be found in Harper's new book, The Crabby Cook Cookbook: Recipes and Rants. She will be at the Atlanta area's only Publix Apron's Cooking School (4305 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 30022) to give a talk and sign copies on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Harper is an actress who has had roles in such movies as Minority Report, Stardust Memories, Love and Death and Pennies from Heaven.