January 2012


Bringing the Joy of Music to Children

Joy of Music

Making this recent holiday season bright, Blue Star Connection brought gifts of beautiful, new musical instruments to patients working with music therapists throughout the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta three-hospital system.


Encouraging Kids To Explore Outdoors

Explore Outdoors

Interacting with the natural world can help children develop a healthy respect for the marvels of nature. The great outdoors is one big exciting science lesson waiting to be discovered, and it is a world that kids are naturally fascinated by. There are great ways to get kids to interact with nature. The new season of the PBS KIDS’ hit series “Dinosaur Train” features a nature club theme that the kids name “The Nature Trackers,” which encourages kids to get outside, get into nature and make their own discoveries.


Blueberry Pancake: Simply Sweet and Easy


For a quick twist on blueberry flapjacks, why not try a Blueberry-Filled Dutch Pancake? This family-sized pancake is quick and easy to mix in the blender, and bakes in the oven. The Dutch pancake puffs as it bakes and quickly settles down as it cools to be filled with big luscious blueberries that are gently poached in syrup. Fresh and frozen blueberries are a great way to start the day.


Window Winners!

Stadium Clarkston

All the shops in Downtown Tucker were wonderfully decorated in festive holiday fashion and made Christmas so much merrier in Tucker. Tucker Historical Society held its Annual Storefront Window Decorating Contest on Tuesday night during the Christmas on Main Holiday Festival. The judges visited all the shops and, after much consideration, the winners were announced. Kelly Holloway, owner of the Custom Frame Shop, won 1st Place, Jonathan Carr, owner of PPS (Palliative Pharmacy Solutions), took 2nd Place, and Larry Schupbach, owner of Village Shoe Service, was awarded 3rd Place


7th Annual Run With The Dogs

Run With Dogs

The Decatur Bulldog Boosters would like to let the Decatur dog-loving and running communities know of the 7th Annual Decatur Bulldog Boosters 5K “Run with the Dogs” on Saturday, January 7th at 9:00 am. The race will feature a single 5K race where runners and dog-owners can run with (or without) their dogs. T-shirts, awards, and treats will be available to race participants as well as a sporty “race”-kerchief for canine participants.


Furkids and SmallDog Rescue Join Forces


Furkids, Inc. (www.furkids.org), one of the most successful nonprofit animal rescue organizations in the southeast, is joining forces with a respected leader in the Atlanta rescue community, SmallDog Rescue & Humane Society (www.smalldoghumane.org).

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