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    The Elegant Elf Marketplace Rings in the 2014 Holiday Shop-ping Season

    The fourth annual Elegant Elf Marketplace, presented by the Sandy Springs Society, will showcase more than 75 local and regional vendors presenting distinctive gifts and creations in jewelry, handcrafted fashions, fine crafts, home and garden, handbags, toys, and gourmet delights on Nov. 15-16 at 5920 Sandy Springs Circle.

     

    Now in its fourth year, the stylish and festive high-end gift market is a destination event for hundreds of dis-cerning shoppers eager to jumpstart their holiday lists with the two-day shopping extravaganza. Shoppers can also treat themselves to a signature lunch at the Polar Express Café, purchase tickets for festive raffle packages, and enjoy seasonal music as they shop.

     

    New this year is an expanded week-long community celebration themed “The Week of the Elf.” The Sandy Springs Society will kick off the festivities on Nov. 8 with an Elegant Elf Evening Extravaganza at Heri-tage Hall. In addition, dozens of local restaurants will commemorate the treasured event with a Savor Sandy Springs Restaurant Week offering special Elegant Elf menu items   Read more...

  • Thanksgiving in 1914 Atlanta

    You know the holiday season has begun when a leading grocery store advertises “rich fruit cake, just like you used to have for Thanksgiving.” The 5-pound staple mentioned here came in a decorative tin and was only $1.50 in the ad, which should tell you right away that this is Thanksgiving many years ago — to be precise, Atlanta in 1914.

     

    What might surprise you, however, is that the fruit cake and a full line of groceries from fresh turkey [24 cents a pound] to cheeses, flour, spices and nuts were sold in the “food court” of High’s Dept. Store. One of Atlanta’s lead-ing and most elegant retailers, High’s also was gearing up for the Christmas shopping season that Thanksgiving weekend. All the great department stores proclaimed sales to lure overfed shoppers into their emporiums so that Thanksgiving this year would be a “two day affair.” Sumptuous furs from muffs to capes were 25 percent off at an-other store and everyone offered bargains for the whole family with a special emphasis on the fact that there were only 24 shopping days before Christmas. The great ag   Read more...

  • LifeSavingDrug

    Chamblee Police Administers Life-Saving Drug

    On Friday, Sept. 12, Naloxone was used for the first time by Chamblee Police to successfully reverse a heroin overdose. The Chamblee Police Department had only begun carrying this life saving drug Aug. 24. Chamblee is the third police department in the state of Georgia to issue Naloxone to officers.

     

    On Sept. 12, officers were dispatched to the Huntington Station Apartments to an apartment that is in use as a halfway house for people in drug rehab. The victim was passed out on the bathroom floor and his roommates were un-able to wake him. Officer Atlas Hardy responded and attempted to wake him using a sternum rub without success. He noted that the victim’s breathing was shallow and slow, with pauses in between breaths. His roommate said that the victim’s drug of choice was heroin. Hardy administered a nasal spray of Naloxone to the victim. It initially had no ef-fect. He then administered another spray to the other nostril. After approximately one minute, the victim woke up. EMS arrived shortly after and they were advised of what occurred. They transported the victim to the hos   Read more...

  • AmerDiabetesExpo

    American Diabetes Association Expo Helping The Community Stop Diabetes

    On Nov. 22, the American Diabetes Association EXPO Atlanta will take place at the Cobb Galleria Centre from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This free event includes activities for people of all ages including exciting activities and in-formation for the whole family. The EXPO Atlanta also provides the community with a unique opportunity get a free health screening, participate in a cooking demonstration, talk to exhibitors and listen to leading experts about diabetes prevention and management.

     

    “If you or a loved one has diabetes – or is at high risk of developing the disease – EXPO Atlanta provides a fun, relaxed environment to learn a great deal about the important aspects of prevention and management of diabetes and its serious complications,” said executive director Rena` Cozart. “The EXPO Atlanta is for all people affected by diabetes, as well as anyone interested in living healthy and helping to change the future of diabetes.”

     

    Nearly 29 million adults and children in the U.S. – including more than 1 million in Atlanta – and an additional 86 million have pre-diabete   Read more...

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