March 2012

 

“Paws-On” Activities with Clifford

Paws-On

Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites children to come enjoy a BIG RED DOG named Clifford™! Board the Birdwell Island ferry and journey to the world of Clifford, America’s beloved big red dog with a heart to match. See Emily Elizabeth™ and many of the residents of Birdwell Island. The Clifford exhibit is included with regular admission.

 

AARF is the Ultimate Resource for Pet Owners

AARF

Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends (AARF) is a comprehensive animal welfare organization in DeKalb County. AARF was founded in 2002 as a 501(c)3 organization licensed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Since 2002, AARF has saved the lives of over 1000 pets from euthanasia at county shelters. AARF is a no-kill organization, which means they never euthanize pets, except in extreme circumstances where a pet is suffering from untreatable pain or illness. AARF also offers a spay/neuter program to assist pet owners with the cost of altering their pets, a humane education program for children, and a seniors-for-seniors pet program.

 

Birdwatching: The Perfect Family Activity

Birdwatching

That’s a cardinal! There’s an American goldfinch! Wait, do you hear a blue jay? America is going to the birds…literally. Birdwatching, also known as “birding” amongst true enthusiasts, is the fastest growing hobby in the United States, second only to gardening.

 

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or a crowded schedule, pot roast can be the answer. There’s no more traditional dish than Irish Soda Bread to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

 

Cookies and Love for Our Troops

Cookies

Thanks to the Girl Scouts and local businesses and residents, our soldiers overseas and stateside can receive something sweet that lets them know someone cares. A Taste From Home is a project started in 2008 to send Girl Scout (GS) cookies to military troops overseas.

 

Decatur MARTA Station, 1990s

Decatur Marta Station

Opened in 1979 as part of the rapid transit line running to Atlanta, the Decatur MARTA Station was a joint venture of the architectural firms of Edwards and Kelsey of Newark, New Jersey and Stevens and Wilkinson of Atlanta. Stations such as this, which are serviced by bus routes, are vital cogs in MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Transit Authority)—the ninth-largest of the county’s interurban transit systems designed to alleviate traffic congestion.

 

Governor Presented Flag Flown by Special Forces

Flag

When former Georgia native and Army Special Forces Sergeant-Major Jack Nevils wanted to show his appreciation to those in his home state for supporting his fellow fallen and wounded Special Operations troops and to welcome Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal and first lady Sandra Deal to the Capitol, he carried a flag on a Special Forces mission and then flew it in honor of Georgia’s Governor on his Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Iraq.

 

Irish Eyes are Smiling on Va-Hi

Irish Eyes

“And Yours Will be Smiling As Well!” promises Limerick Junction’s Web site, as Atlanta’s oldest Irish pub gears up for its 25th annual St’ Patrick’s Day celebration! Of course, the Virginia-Highland institution gets its Irish up all the time, but it will no doubt pull out all the stops to commemorate the quarter century. Limerick Junction usually features a full day of festivities with a block party in the rear of the pub and live Irish music inside. Since St Patty’s falls on a Saturday this year (March 17), one can expect the fine fellowship and revelry to be kicked up several notches!

 

Community Comes Together to Support the Police Department

Police Department

Three years ago, Anna Huthmaker, of Huthmaker Violins, heard that due to budget cuts, the police department quietly decided that instead of cutting any amount from a service to the community, they would do away with their annual awards banquet. This was unacceptable to her. From there, Anna decided she wanted to do something, and now in its third year, has officially titled her efforts, Project Appreciation. The goal is to raise enough money to give the police a nice awards banquet.

 

Sarah Kennedy is “Woman of the Year”

Saray Kennedy

The annual Winter Luncheon of the 2011 Buckhead Girls Club was highlighted by inspirational remarks by guest speaker Ashley Smith Robinson, author of Unlikely Angel, and the presentation of the Buckhead Girls Club ‘Woman of the Year’ Award to Atlanta volunteer leader Sarah Kennedy. Chaired by Jenny Pruitt, founder of the Club whose membership includes women graduates of Buckhead and Northside high schools or area residents for 20 years or more, the event was held at the Cherokee Town Club.

 
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