In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, many cities and communities throughout DeKalb and south Fulton Counties will be participating in a day of service. Check out a rundown of what will be happening on or around MLK Day 2020:
Having dedicated his life to non-violence and service Martin Luther King Jr., who would have been 91 this year, would be proud of the way organizations in Atlanta, Brookhaven and Sandy Springs are remembering his birthday (Jan. 15; observed Jan. 20) and legacy with special events:
David Fisch was a skinny, 18-year-old college freshman when he started working for Big John’s Christmas Trees in Atlanta in 1987, after a friend who’d worked there the previous season recommended it.
Local churches are planning for their annual Christmas services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dec. 24 and 25, respectively, unless otherwise noted. Here’s a rundown of those events, according to each house of worship’s website or office:
Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, commemorates the Maccabees’ win over the Syrian Greek army and the subsequent miracle of rededicating the holy temple in Jerusalem and restoring its menorah, or lamp.
This week several local stores and even some organizations are hosting special Black Friday sales, with some even starting Nov. 27.
In preparation for the holiday season the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) will present several community-wide Hanukkah programs at various locations across DeKalb County and beyond.
St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Brookhaven recently welcomed retired military personnel and community members to campus for its annual Veterans Day celebration. The program included student essays honoring veterans, patriotic music performed by the school’s choruses and bands and a presenta…
DeKalb County Board of Commissioners received a recommendation on Nov. 19, 2019, to enter into a five-year contract with American Medical Response, an emergency ambulance service provider.
Venues in Atlanta, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs and Vinings are ringing in the holidays with a series of events starting later this month.
The College Park Skyhawks, the official NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, have named Emory Healthcare as the official team health care provider. The new partnership provides the College Park Skyhawks with comprehensive medical care, including access to physicians and athletic trai…
SANDY SPRINGS — U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Marietta, told a crowd of voters Sunday she wants to follow in the footsteps of retiring Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, but would not go so far as to say she will seek his seat.
Halfway into the city of Brookhaven’s three-day qualifying period for this year’s mayoral and city council elections, two of the three incumbents up for reelection have already filed their paperwork to run again.
At the start of any new school year, new faces on campus not only belong to incoming students but staff and faculty as well.
Here are the 2019-20 academic year start dates for each local high school, according to each school or school district’s website or staff:
Three local seniors were among the over 540 recipients of $500 to $2,000 scholarships in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, the Evanston, Illinois-based National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced July 16. They join the over 3,500 other college-sponsored award recipients who …
The Society of Colonial Wars’ Atlanta chapter recently hosted its sixth annual luncheon at the Peachtree Golf Club in Brookhaven, where new member Wade Hooper received the Outstanding New Warrior Award for 2018-19 and speaker John Companiotte gave a presentation on early signature golf cours…
With July being National Ice Cream Month and July 21 being National Ice Cream Day, local ice cream shops are making us all scream for ice cream. Here is a rundown of the stores where you can get the cold treat:
Five children from Georgia have been chosen by JDRF, a national nonprofit funding Type 1 diabetes research, to join a delegation of their peers and celebrity advocates in Washington this summer at JDRF 2019 Children’s Congress July 8 through 10.
Lovett graduate Dan Regenstein in the past year hit not one but two holes in one on the golf course. The first one came in July 2018 on the sixth hole at the Capital City Club’s Brookhaven course, and the second came in June on the 13th hole at its Crabapple course. For the latest ace, Regen…
Hugo Solano-Garcia has been sentenced for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Solano-Garcia was a manager in a sophisticated methamphetamine trafficking operation that sought to distribute more t…
More than 100 supporters recently gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Easterseals and the 20th anniversary of Early Learning Property Management in Brookhaven during a luncheon at Easterseals North Georgia’s Sylvan Hills child development center in Atlanta. Easterseals’ mission is…
St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Brookhaven recently held its second eighth-grade boxcar race for its graduating class (the school is for grades K-8). This STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math)-based event was the culmination of a semester-long project where teams of three o…
Thirteen local seniors were among the about 2,500 recipients of $2,500 scholarships in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, the Evanston, Illinois-based National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced May 8.
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is offering residents a way to get more information on its next big project: the proposed Interstate 285 express lanes.
St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Brookhaven recently held its spring sports assembly where student-athletes were recognized for their accomplishments, improvement and work ethic in baseball, soccer, youth passing league, tennis and golf.
Several local law enforcement agencies and governments will observe National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, set for April 27, by collecting old, unused drugs in a safe way.
Mark Teixeira has won countless awards during his career as a Georgia Tech and Major League Baseball star, but he said none of his success could have been achieved without faith in God.
With the Georgia General Assembly’s 2019 legislative session ending April 2, local lawmakers reflected on its highs and lows, hits and misses.
Brookhaven’s Skyland Trail, a nationally recognized nonprofit mental health treatment organization for adults with mental illness, recently held its 12th annual Associates Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show. More than 300 guests filled the ballroom of the Piedmont Driving Club in Midtown to en…
Easter and Passover celebrations abound this year in area churches and synagogues, some of which are also hosting egg hunts and Seders, respectively. Check with each house of worship for details on those events. Here is a list of local Holy Week and Passover celebrations, according to each h…
The motto of the 30-year-old Atlanta nonprofit Open Hand, which delivers more than 5.500 meals each day to homebound individuals, including senior citizens, the chronically ill and those with special dietary needs, is, “We cook. We deliver. We teach. We care.”
Three local companies — Sandy Springs-based Northside Hospital, Brookhaven-based Insight Global and Midtown-based SalesLoft — are among the seven in Georgia honored late last month by the workplace culture and compensation monitoring site Comparably.
Chris Cosenza has found a fun way to give back to the organization that helps children and families deal with the death of a family member, something he knows all too well.
The demand for locally grown foodstuffs available at farmers markets in Brookhaven, Buckhead and Sandy Springs is steadily growing.
A plethora of schools, houses of worship and other nonprofits and venues in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Sandy Springs and Vinings are hosting camps this summer to offer children a variety of activities.
As Pound the Pavement for Peter, a Brookhaven fun run named for a boy who died of a rare disease, celebrates its 10th year this month, the woman who helped start it said she’s “overwhelmed in a good way” about the effect the race has had.
St. Martin’s Winter Sports Assembly: St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Brookhaven recently held its Winter Sports Assembly, where student-athletes were recognized for their accomplishments, improvement and work ethic in basketball, swimming and spirit club. Above: Award winners included, fron…
St. Martin’s opens new Early Childhood Learning Center: After an 18-month building process, St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Brookhaven recently opened its new Early Childhood Learning Center for a ‘second first day’ of school for students age 2 through Kindergarten. The new 21st-century spa…
There may not be many true Blarney Stones anywhere near Atlanta, but residents of Buckhead, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs and Vinings wishing to celebrate St. Patrick's Day will have plenty of other events to celebrate the life of St. Patrick, an Irish saint (c. 385-461).
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” a Bravo television reality show, delivers the best in food, fashion, beauty, design and pop culture, according to a news release.