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Adventure Race to benefit Hall County Animal Shelter

Adventure Race to benefit Hall County Animal Shelter

Adventure Race to benefit Animal Shelter

What: Adventure Race for the Rescues

When: July 30, 2011, 7:45 a.m. race briefing, 8 a.m. start

Where: Laurel Park, 3100 Cleveland Highway, Gainesville, GA 30506

Why: To support adoptions and programs at the Hall County Animal Shelter

How much: $50 per person for long course, $30 per person for short course (for ages 13-17 and beginners)

How to register: Starting May 1 at animalshelter.hallcounty.org or visit the Animal Shelter at 1688 Barber Road to sign up

Registration begins May 1 for the first Adventure Race for the Rescues to benefit the Hall County Animal Shelter. The challenge on July 30 begins and ends at Laurel Park on Lake Lanier.

Cooper Atlanta Preview Cruise Line

Cooper Atlanta Preview Cruise Line

I was invited out to a VIP Preview Cruise the other evening. Cooper-Atlanta is a fabulous global chauffeured transportation company in Atlanta. They now have a houseboat that you can rent out and I was one of the first to experience the luxury boat.

Fifty or so guests were picked up by Cooper Atlanta transportation and whisked up to Lake Lanier Islands. It was a gorgeous evening and we knew we were in a for a treat.
My friend Julian and I hopped aboard the 105 ft houseboat and was in awh!

WEEKEND EVENTS: Art Stroll, Yard Sales, Motley Crue and the Indigo Girls

WEEKEND EVENTS: Art Stroll, Yard Sales, Motley Crue and the Indigo Girls

ATLANTA -- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

This weekend, the Castleberry Hill neighborhood will host their monthly Castleberry Hill Art Stroll at the Castleberry Point Condominiums. This event is sponsored by city councilman, Kwanza Hall and begins on Friday at 7 p.m. This week, the stroll will feature Denise Jackson’s Emerging Art Scene Gallery installations and The Wine Shoe will hold a $10 wine tasting. Food trucks will also be lined up in front of Castleberry Point. The corral will include: Tex’s Tacos, The King of Pops, Westside Creamery and the Pup Truck. The Castleberry Point Condos are located at 327 Nelson Street in Atlanta.

On Sunday, the Grant Park neighborhood will hold their first-ever Community Yard Sale starting on July 10.

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Derived from popular genres of music like jazz, blues and gospel, rhythm and blues was born. Rhythm and Blues music, which is widely referred to as R&B, is unique in that it has the ability to take on many musical identities, at once. Some say the genre was first identified in Harlem, during the Harlem Renaissance, which is known as one of the most prominent cultural movements for African Americans during the 1930’s. However, others think the genre originated in the 1940’s when African Americans began moving to northern cities, creating cultural fusion.  

The music evolved from “race music”, which was an offensive term that referred to the music of African Americans, into jump blues which was known for having a swing boogie, big band sound.

Gainesville police to give away booster seats

Gainesville police to give away booster seats

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- The Gainesville Police Department will give away booster seats to local parents this weekend.

Come to police headquarters (701 Queen City Parkway) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to receive a free booster seat and learn about ways to keep children safe in the car.

State officials would like to remind parents of the new child restraint law. Beginning July 1, children must be properly restrained in a booster seat appropriate for their height and weight until they are eight years old.

A certified child passenger safety specialist will be on hand during the event to check car and booster seats for proper installation.

Booster seats will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.

Grand Opening set for Cumming Aquatic Center

Grand Opening set for Cumming Aquatic  Center

The day is finally here!  I just spoke with the The Cumming Aquatic Center and learned that a Grand Opening Date has been set!

There's a chance for you to tour the facility now and even visit for FREE on it's Grand Opening Day.

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