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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.

Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

ATLANTA -- United States Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) has expressed his support for Georgia's charter schools and applauded those working to expand the charter system on behalf of children, families and communities across the state.

The week of May 2 is National Charter Schools Week.

"Georgia's excellent charter school sector continues to raise the bar for educational standards, and I applaud the Georgia Charter Schools Association for their commitment to education," said Sen. Chambliss. "Charter schools' emphasis on empowering parents with public school choice, innovation and local control provide quality alternatives for many families, and they give our students a good foundation to succeed.

April is Fair Housing Month

April is Fair Housing Month

April is National Fair Housing Month and Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc. has been celebrating in a big way and the best is yet to come!  Below is a consolidated list of our Fair Housing Month activities; please give us a call at 404-765-3940 to get more information about how you can join us in celebrating Fair Housing month!

*On April 18, Metro Fair Housing partnered with Office of Intercultural Affairs at Agnes Scott College to produce a film screening and excellent panel discussion.  More information and photos from that event coming soon!

*April 21, Fair Housing Month program for Fulton County.

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

WEST METRO – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we’re compiling a list of Inexpensive Date Spots for you to take your special someone.

In today’s economy, it’s important to find companionship which, in our opinion, is the cheapest form of entertainment. However, it’s the springtime, and people like to get out every now and then. So, check out these suggestions for fun under $15.

Take your date on a trip to Sweetwater Creek State Park. On April 30, the park will hold a Twilight Canoe trip. This sunset ride is ranger-led and only open to adults who can swim and have some canoeing experience. $15 includes the canoe, paddle and PFD. The trip will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will return to shore around 9:00 p.m.

Are You a Woman of Worth?

Are You a Woman of Worth?

You know how much I love giving back and I’m almost sure we all know someone who is relentless about unselfishly giving back to their community. If you know someone like this, then you know there is no amount of money you could give them for their time…because they are satisfied by the outcome of their efforts! However, there is a more humble way of showing them that they are appreciated!

L’Oreal Paris,the total beauty care company, announces the sixth annual Women of Worth Awards call for nominations beginning today!

The Legend Chubby Checker Performs in Cobb County on Saturday

The Legend Chubby Checker Performs in Cobb County on Saturday

Cobb County, GA--  (submitted by Cobb Communications) Chubby Checker, one of the most notable performers of the 1960s, will twist his way into Cobb County Saturday, March 5. The performance will be at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre and tickets are still available. Checker has sustained a career over four decades and released more than 20 hit songs that appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 music chart. “The Twist” recently topped the list of most popular singles to have appeared in the Hot 100 since 1958.

Anderson Theatre in located in the Cobb Civic Center at 548 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 770-528-8490 or visit ticketmaster.com.

National Best Selling Author Holds Book Signing at South Cobb Library in Mableton

National Best Selling Author Holds Book Signing at South Cobb Library in Mableton

Atlanta, GA--  Margaret Johnson-Hodge will be having a meet and greet with fans and readers of her various books.  Ms. Hodge has just finished her 10th book, entitled In Search of Tennessee Sunshine.

She will be at the South Cobb Library in Mableton on February 24th at 6pm.  All are encouraged to attend.