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Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces Seniors for Seniors Program

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces  Seniors for Seniors Program

 

Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) is initiating a Seniors for Seniors program, providing a way for seniors age 65 and older to adopt senior golden retrievers (10 years and older) by waiving the adoption fee or facilitating a permanent foster home arrangement.

In the last few years, Adopt a Golden Atlanta, the largest golden retriever rescue in the Southeast and fourth largest in the US, has seen an increase in the number of older dogs coming into the program – either due to passing of their owner or because of economic reasons.  “We’ve seen a four-fold increase in the number of seniors we’ve taken in,” reports Lauren Genkinger, AGA’s president and founder.  “So we’re announcing this program that is a win-win for both seniors involved – the human and the golden retriever,” she continues.

For many breeds, such as golden retrievers, the average life span has been 10 to 12 years, but with the current a

Buy a balloon at Little Caesars Pizza

Buy a balloon at Little Caesars Pizza

ATLANTA – Want to display your name on a Miracle Balloon? Well, now is the time to do it. Visit your local Little Caesars Pizza to support the Children’s Miracle Network during the month of October.

Beginning the month of October, Miracle Balloons will be up for purchase in Little Caesars locations for $1. One hundred percent of the proceeds will directly benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Continuing a long tradition, Atlanta area Little Caesars stores are partnering with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to bring children from hospitals, and their families, to the Monster Jam event at the Georgia Dome.

According to the organizations, “Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raise funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most.

Lily's Run

Lily's Run
3rd Annual Lily’s Run

Lily Anderson & Kingdom Kids are partnering again to bring the 3rd Annual Lily’s Run at Vickery Village in Cumming.

When: October 9th – Race start & activities begin at 12pm.  Pre-Registration is at 11am.
Where: Vickery Village – 5772 North Vickery Street – Cumming, 30040
Run Info: 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run
Registration: Available at Active.com


First property tax installment due October 1

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- According to the Hall County government, the first installment of property tax bills is due October 1. The due date falls on a Saturday; however, Tax Commissioner Keith Echols will accept payments postmarked or paid by Monday, October 3.

This will be the first year property owners have the option to pay their county taxes in two installments. At least half of the total must be received by October 3 to avoid a charge of one percent interest per month. Taxpayers will not receive a second bill when the second installment is due Dec. 1. If the entire amount is not paid by December 1, the taxpayer will be charged 1 percent interest per month until the bill is paid. Once the bill is 90 days late, a 10-percent penalty will be charged.

There are several convenient ways the other 60 percent of property owners may submit payment: online payment, payment by mail and drop-off payment.

 

Benefit Event for Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy

Benefit Event for Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy

Lanier Partners of North Georgia, Inc., a Georgia non-profit organization, in association with a local donor, will hold a raffle drawing on September 11th to benefit Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy and his family.

The prize is an Official NASCAR Hood from Turner Motorsports belonging to the #38 Great Clips car. Raffle tickets may be purchased online at http://www.lanierpartners.org or in person at The Tilted Kilt Restaurants. The raffle tickets will only be $20.00 each and you can buy as many as you like.

The proceeds of the raffle will benefit a Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy who has demonstrated not only excellence in the field and in serving Hall County, but whose family has faced one of life’s greatest challenges.

Sheriff’s Deputy Joey Haban and his wife Kristina were expecting the birth of their daughter to be a joyous occasion. The difference is that she was born at only 24 weeks and weighed a mere 15 ounces.

BEST SPOTS: Metro Atlanta Fall Festivals

BEST SPOTS: Metro Atlanta Fall Festivals

ATLANTA – Fall is approaching and ‘tis the season for fall festivals. Metro Atlanta offers a festival for whatever tickles your fancy; whether it be food, music or fun you can find it during the autumn season in the city. For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of the best fall festival in Atlanta, this year.

Come to Atlanta for one of the largest gay celebrations in the United States. The Atlanta Pride Festival will celebrate their 41st year, this October. Atlanta Pride started in the summer of 1970, a year after the Stonewall Riots in New York City. According to their website, the main purpose of the APC is to “promote unity, visibility and self-esteem among lesbian, gay men, bisexuals and transgender persons”. The festival features events, like: the Official Atlanta Pride Kickoff Party, the Tran March, Pride parade and Pride Children’s event.

Calling all Momagers - Mom & Manager

Calling all Momagers - Mom & Manager

Hi fellow Momagers,

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For the past 16 years I've been owner of Training Solutions International and am a motivational speaker, trainer and author of 'The Momager Guide'.   The momager messages are all about how moms and women can lead in an influential, balanced and sane way.  If you're thinking, "What?  It's not possible."  Then read on and follow my posts.