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  • PCMHoliday

    Ponce City Market’s Holiday Spectacular Returns for the Holi-days

    This November and December, Ponce City Market’s holiday spectacular will return to the historic community destination for merry celebrations throughout the season. Free and open to the public, The Yard will transform into a winter wonderland complete with King of Pops’ Tree Elves Lot, visits with Santa, revelry from the Grinch, a menorah lighting celebration and more.


    Featuring a lush, winding forest of trees for purchase beginning late November, The Yard’s winter wonderland welcomes guests to either choose a tree to take home or place an order for the King of Pops Tree Elves to deliver the green prize right to their doorstep. The Tree Elves will also pick up trees for easy recycling after the holidays!


    Holiday cheer will be spread all around Ponce City Market, and festivities kick off on Friday, November 23, when The Yard becomes ground-zero for one of the biggest holiday brouhahas Atlanta has ever seen. It’s the Ultimate Showdown of Naughty vs. Nice, with the green, mean, anything but clean Grinch and his Punishing Posse in one corner and the man in the famous red suit with   Read more...
  • STEMSkills

    Step Up Your Kids STEM Skills

    A sound STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education can be a good way for many students today to plan and prepare for great careers tomorrow.


    Numbers To Know Consider these stats and facts: 1. In the last 10 years, 3 million American jobs have gone unfilled due to a lack of basic STEM skills. 2. Between 2017 and 2027, the number of STEM jobs will grow 13 percent, compared to 9 percent for non-STEM jobs—with positions in computing, engineering, and advanced manufacturing leading the way. 3. Out of 100 STEM occupations, 93 percent had wages above the national average. The national average for STEM job annual salaries is $87,570, while the national average for non-STEM occupations sits at rough-ly half—$45,700. Fortunately, parents, teachers and others have some handy ways to help kids get into STEM subjects and get out of them what they need.


    What Parents Can Do For example, parents can make STEM a part of everyday life. Here’s how: • Cooking can be a delicious way to teach about math, chemistry and botany. • Take your kids to the bank with you and explain   Read more...
  • Canstruction

    Canstruction ATL 2Oth Annual Public Art in Midtown to Benefit Food Bank Nov. 4-16

    Now here’s for many a “can’t miss” in the Metro no matter where one’s hometown, and definitely worth a trip to Atlantic Station, always a fun destination. It will host unique, original public exhibits, massive, intricately designed and constructed art structures, all made of cans of food. An example is shown in our headline photo and the artistic dimensions are extraordinary. And it all benefits a worthy cause: the Atlanta Community Food Bank at 732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. Atlanta 30318. Founded in 1979 by Georgia Tech alumnus Bill Bolling, Atlanta Food Bank distributes over 60 million pounds of donated groceries a year to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies—and they in turn feed the hungry in 29 counties across and around the ever growing Metro.


    Canstruction [as in cans of food] Atlanta, a nonprofit Food Bank ally, has been doing this philanthropic event for 19 years now, so 2018 represents a milestone in a terrific tradition. This year’s Canstruction Atlanta 20th Annual Public Art event has a nice long run, Nov. 4-16, and takes place in 3 office towers adjacent to At   Read more...
  • AIDSWalk

    28th Annual AIDS Walk/Run at Piedmont Park Oct. 21

    Atlanta in the Metro has a long public caring commitment to its citizens who endure HIV/AIDS, dating back to the first walk/run in 1990 to raise awareness for a disease that most people did not then understand. And in 2018, for the 28th consecutive year, there will be another annual event in Piedmont Park, continuing one of the great humanitarian traditions in Atlanta. This year’s edition of the AIDS Walk Atlanta and 5K run will take place Sunday Oct. 21, 10 am-5 pm at Piedmont Park in the area near Park Tavern. The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display.


    Executive director of AID Atlanta, Nicole Roebuck, says that HIV/AIDS is “the most significant health emergency in the state. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2,381 adults and adolescents were diagnosed with HIV in Georgia, making Georgia’s numbers the fifth-highest in the U.S. That’s why AIDS Atlanta is so proactive about the problem and fundraising is always an important key.


    “We are always unsure about future government support,” said Roebuck, “so this walk/run is a way we can all c   Read more...
  • Olympian

    An Olympian in Atlanta

    In the summer of 1996, the city of Atlanta was given the honor to host the 26th Olympic Games. Since then, our ever-growing metropolis has become the home for countless American and even international Olympic athletes. One Olympian in particular, World Champion Fencer: Iosif Vitebskiy, can actually be found right here in the Buckhead area.


    Born in Kiev, Ukraine of the U.S.S.R. in January 1938, Iosif lived in a small Jewish community within the city. He began fencing at the age of 14 while attending Technical School. During this time, Losif left school to work in a manufacturing factory in order to provide for his family. However, with the support of his work-manager, Losif was allowed to leave early so that he could continue his training. “While most boys trained three or four times a week, I trained seven times,” explained Losif.


    In the sport of fencing, there are three types of weapons: a foil, épée, and sabre. Each blade has its own separate event and different techniques. Losif trained as an “épée fencer” which is the only of the three to allow the entire bod   Read more...
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