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Atlanta CARES: Stepping into Mentoring Fashion & Shoe Show -CATWALK FOR A CAUSE!

Atlanta CARES:  Stepping into Mentoring Fashion & Shoe Show -CATWALK FOR A CAUSE!

Atlanta Cares Mentoring Movement, a local segment of the national mentoring program founded by former Essence Editor, Susan Taylor, will host the fashion event, "Stepping into Mentoring CATWALK FOR A CAUSE" on Sat. Apr. 16, 11-2pm at the W Hotel (Perimeter, 111 Perimeter Center West, Atlanta, 30326).

Thomas Dortch, Councilman Ivory Young, Dr.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Announces New Board of Directors Members

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Announces New Board of Directors Members

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) recently added the following Atlanta business leaders to the Corporate Board of Directors:

  • Frank Fenello, managing director at UHY Advisors GA, Inc
  • Ernest Greer, managing shareholder with GreenbergTraurig in the Atlanta office
  • Andy Macke, vice president of government and community affairs with Comcast
  • Dane Mauldin, senior vice president with LexisNexis Solutions
  • Thomas McNeill, partner at Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein
  • Colin Meadows, active CAO of Amvescap
  • Merrick Olives, managing partner at MOSAIC
  • Brenda Potter, vice president of public affairs for Fiserv
  • Iain Urquhart, general manager at Microsoft

The move continues the non-profit organization’s tradition of tapping leaders from Atlanta’s business community to support its efforts to serve Atlanta youth.

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Camp Superstars registration to start, this weekend. Get the link here.

Camp Superstars registration to start, this weekend. Get the link here.

DECATUR – DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will hold Camp Superstars summer camp registration on Saturday, March 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all 12 recreation centers.

Camp Superstars is a summer day camp for ages 5-15 and begins May 31 and ends on July 29. Camp Superstars is held a various recreation centers around the county.

The day camp is held Monday through Friday from 7AM – 6PM. Campers must pay a fee of $55 per week and breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Early registration for this camp is recommended. The registration application is available at http://www.dekalbcountyga.gov/parks. Applications can be printed and returned to the recreation center of choice on March 26 along with first week fee.

Chip's Nation camps out

Chip's Nation camps out

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- They call themselves "Chip's Nation" -- a nation made up of friends, family members and supporters of Chip Madren.

Chip Madren is a Sandy Springs seventh grader who is battling brain cancer. This weekend, "Chip's Nation" camped out on a soccer field to show their support and raise money for Chip and his family.

Click "Read More" to see pictures from the campout.

Last year, Chip went through several surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatment. The surgery was so invasive, it took away Chip's ability to speak. But Chip didn't need words to show his gratitude and excitement when he made a surprise visit to the campsite Saturday night.

This weekend is worthy of an 11!

This weekend is worthy of an 11!

ATLANTA -- The two-story WIZometer is on the 11Alive porch.

Our colossal WIZometer is saved for a select few Fridays -- the ones that mark the start of near-perfect weekends.

Friday and Saturday are both 11s on the WIZometer, with highs at or near 80 degrees. Sunday will be a 10, with a high of 72 and a low of 55.

Get outside this weekend, enjoy the beautiful weather and celebrate the beginning of spring!

All local Rita's locations will be giving away free Italian ice, and the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon will be off and running on Sunday, Mar.

Churches prepare for Habitat build

Churches prepare for Habitat build

Dunwoody, GA -- For the first time, members of Dunwoody United Methodist Church, ably assisted by members of Chamblee United Methodist Church, will begin building two Habitat for Humanity Homes using money raised during the 2010 Holiday Festival.

The Dunwoody/Sandy Springs community provided so much generous support that DUMC was able to raise enough money to pay for entire cost of one Habitat Home and most of the cost of a second home.

Construction of DUMC's 18th and 19th Habitat homes will begin
in April and continue over the course of seven weekends. The house dedication is scheduled for Saturday, June 11.

Who Has the Best [Anything] in Atlanta?

Who Has the Best [Anything] in Atlanta?

ATLANTA -- Which Atlanta restaurant has the best cheap eats?

How about the best burger, pizza, milkshake or plate of sushi?

Metromix Atlanta is currently running a "Best of Atlanta" contest. Metro Atlantans are encouraged to vote on their favorite places inside the perimeter to grab a beer, a snack or a five-course dinner.

Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27. Visit The Best of Metromix Atlanta to cast your vote.