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Chamblee MARTA Station


Opened in 1987 and then the northern tip of the rapid transit line running south to Atlanta, the Chamblee MARTA Station is bounded by New Peachtree and Peachtree Roads on the east and west, and Chamblee Tucker Road to the south. Rail 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.


Company J Presents The Boychick Affair


Company J at the MJCCA continues its inaugural mainstage season with an interactive dinner theater event, The Boychick Affair, a Bar Mitzvah that puts the ‘funk’ in ‘dysfunctional’ (think Tony & Tina’s Wedding meets Agatha’s Mystery Dinner), running February 9, 11, and 12.


Arbor Day Comes Early to Norcross


Arbor Day is on the 27th of April in 2012 nationally. However, Arbor Day will be celebrated in Norcross on February 17th. As part of Arbor Day celebration in Norcross, a young tree will be planted on city property near the city’s welcome center and winners of an Arbor Day poster contest at Norcross Elementary School will be presented with their awards. A speaker from the community will also be part of the celebration. This early celebration is scheduled to take advantage of the better planting conditions in February.


Donation Expands College’s Bioscience Technology Pro-gram


AGCO Corporation has donated $75,000 to Gwinnett Tech’s Legacy of Lives Campaign to support expansion of the college’s Bioscience Technology program. The funds will be used to underwrite a second, full-time Bioscience faculty member, making it possible to increase enrollment in this program. This faculty member will also play a vital role as a liaison to the region’s growing bioscience and environmental sustainability communities.


Decatur Salutes 2011 Hometown Heroes

Hometown Heroes

Decatur honored 14 Hometown Heroes for contributions made to the Decatur community on December 6 at the December Decatur Business Association meeting held at Agnes Scott College. The 2011 Heroes are Alan Ashe, Marc Brennan, Roger Bryant, Jodi Dick, Daniel Flores, Walter Kellar, Lori Leland Kirk, Louis and Sandra Rice, Susan Riley, Mark Sanders, Melissa Stratton, Seegar Swanson and Kyle Williams.


Bring One for the Chipper


Each year, Keep Georgia Beautiful works with private sponsors to organize the Bring One for the Chipper Christmas tree-recycling event. The Chipper program involves hundreds of Georgia communities and thousands of volunteers. Since its inception, the program has recycled over 4.8 million Christmas trees. Mulch from these trees has been used for playgrounds, local government beautification projects, and individual yards.


Centers for Disease Control — Part of Atlanta’s Rich His-tory

CDC Decatur

Adjoining the Emory campus and with historical associations to the university, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is critical to not only America’s but also international well-being. It provides health information, engages in critical research and tracks down the source of epidemics worldwide.


2012 Cathedral Antiques Show Names Inspiration House Designers

Cathedral Antiques

For the second year, a group of talented designers will transform The Deanery on the grounds of the Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckhead into “Inspiration House,” a wonderful addition to the 2012 Cathedral Antiques Show and Tour of Homes (www.cathedralantiques.org).


Atlanta Boy Choir Sings in Russia

Boy Choir

The world famous Atlanta Boy Choir has been invited to join Russia’s renowned Glinka Choir in presenting a concert on June 4 in The Great Hall of the Philharmonic in St. Petersburg, Russia. Although the Atlanta Boy Choir has appeared in Russia several times since 1990, this is the first time they have been asked to perform with another Russian choir in The Great hall of the Philharmonic.


Morningside Elementary is a 2011 Georgia School of Ex-cellence

Circle of four young friends smiling and holding hands

Morningside Elementary School is among 26 schools throughout the state that earned the 2011 Georgia Schools of Excellence in Student Achievement recognition. Morningside Elementary was among only 13 schools recognized for being in the top 10 percent of schools, as measured by state assessments in reading and mathematics.

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