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BEST SPOTS: Kenley's Restaurant

ATLANTA – It’s a secret kept in the basement of a “historic” building but it’s a known fact that when you visit you’ll leave with a smile. The restaurant called Kenley’s Restaurant is a down-home dining staple amongst celebrities and “people of importance” in Atlanta but it caters to the Average Joe.

The Where U Live team recently discovered this Atlanta gem and it’s our Best Spot in Atlanta, this week.

Love Suwanee Day? Join Club 30024

Love Suwanee Day? Join Club 30024

Suwanee --  The Suwanee Day festival is starting its very own fan club this year, and it’s showing members “the love.” Join Club 30024 to help support Suwanee’s annual celebration of community – and you can reap the benefits.

For a $100 family membership to support Suwanee Day, Club 30024 members will receive:

  • two wrist bands for all-day bouncy fun in the children’s area OR two Suwanee Day t-shirts ($20+ value)
  •  $10 in Suwanee Bucks, which can be spent to purchase art or food at the festival
  • entry to a members-only VIP shade tent, where you also can view the evening concert
  • “first to know” Suwanee Day email alerts
  • photo opportunity with Parker, the Suwanee mascot
  • two limited-edition commemorative pins
  • reserved parade viewing area

Those who register by August 12 will be entered in a drawing to win one of four reserved VIP parking sp

Publix school supply drive to assist Gwinnett students

Publix school supply drive to assist Gwinnett students

ATLANTA -- Parents and teachers know that having the right school supplies can mean the difference between a passing or a failing grade for students.

That's why Publix has teamed up with the United Way and several local partners to host the School Tools for Cool Kids program.

Residents can stop by their neighborhood Publix grocery stores from Monday, July 18 until Sunday, Aug. 14 to purchase and/or drop off school supplies in the School Tools bins.

"We encourage customers to donate school supplies to help . . . children begin the school year on a level playing field," said Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager for Publix.

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.

Onlooker captures funeral procession for fallen sheriff

ATLANTA – Spaulding County Sheriff Dee Stewart was buried on Thursday after a funeral service held at the Second Baptist Church in Griffin.

Stewart died from injuries he sustained after a collision with a pickup truck driven by his grandson. During his most recently campaign, Stewart said he would target illegal drugs and wanted the department to become more community-oriented.

This video, of his funeral procession, was shared by YouTube user hames74 and has become the fifth most shared video in the Atlanta area. The video was uploaded on Thursday and currently has about 900 views.

Local teens recognized for community service

Local teens recognized for community service

ATLANTA -- Five extraordinary Metro Atlanta students have been recognized by Bank of America for their commitment to improving their communities.

The students are among 230 of their peers nationwide selected for the Student Leaders Program, which provides high school juniors and seniors with paid eight-week summer internships at local nonprofits, including United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.

In addition to the interships, Student Leaders will participate in a week-long Bank of America summit next week in Washington, D.C.

Are You Stale?

Are You Stale?

 

Have you ever bitten into something that’s stale? There is nothing worse than having your mouth set on eating a chip, a cracker, a fry, or a piece of bread, only to realize that it has become stale, flavorless and cold.

Believe it or not, it happens like that in life, too. We get so caught up in trying to balance career, family and finances that we don’t realize we’ve evolved into a “flavorless” existence. Think about it, prior to adult responsibilities, we had hunger and ambition. We had zeal and imagination that dared us to be greater than people’s expectations… even our own. We had dreams of entrepreneurship, writing books, starting non-profits, singing, acting, etc… but where did they go? Have our fresh ideas, thoughts and desires become so stale that they’re lost for good?