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First Montessori School of Atlanta participates in Pinwheels for Peace

First Montessori School of Atlanta participates in Pinwheels for Peace

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- First Montessori School of Atlanta students, ages 12-14, placed approximately 200 pinwheels in front of their campus on Sept. 21 to mark the International Day of Peace. This is the third year the school has participated in the program. FMSA is located at 5750 Long Island Drive in Atlanta.

Pinwheels for Peace has grown substantially since its conception in 2005 by two Florida teachers. The organization estimates that children and adults from around the world planted 3.5 million pinwheels of all shapes and sizes in 2011.

"Pinwheels remind us of a time as children when things were simple, joyful and peaceful," said FMSA's Head of School Jerri King. "Pinwheels for Peace isn't a political statement. It's a wonderful way for our students to visually express their feelings about what's going on around them locally and globally."

Cowlicks partners to make memories

Cowlicks partners to make memories

As summer winds down, Cowlicks Yogurt and Floats continues to up the philanthropic ante with its Famous Floats series. Sue Rodman, a popular mom-centric writer at her eponymous blog, “Field Trips with Sue,” now teams up with the fro-yo favorite for the Memory Maker Float. Rodman’s custom creation is available through October 10 and benefits the Alzheimer’s Association.

The themed float fuses Cowlicks’ rich cake batter yogurt and nonfat cookies and cream yogurt with a splash of Barq’s root beer for the perfect concoction. Through October 10, 20 percent of all float sales will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association works nationally, as well as globally, to provide the best care and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The goal of the association is to accelerate the process of new treatments and ultimately find a cure.

Atlanta-based Invesco acts locally for National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11

Atlanta-based Invesco acts locally for National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11

 

Atlanta-Based Invesco Acts Locally For National Day of Service and Remembrance on Sept. 11

 

Employees of Global Firm Headquartered in Atlanta Find Meaningful Ways to Serve Their Hometown

 

ATLANTA, SEPT. 12, 2012 -- This year, employees at Invesco’s Atlanta office chose to commemorate the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance by giving back to the city they call home.  Employees participated in three service activities around Atlanta, including collecting cellphones for military servicemen, improving a local park and feeding the homeless.

 

In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance to commemorate the 9/11 victims and survivors, and to honor those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.  It has become one of the largest days of charitable service in the U.S.

 

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards searching for top volunteers

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards searching for top volunteers

ATLANTA -- Georgia students in grades 5-12 are encouraged to apply for the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

The awards program began searching for its next batch of honorees this week. Recipients of the award are young people who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.

"We have been recognizing youth volunteers since 1995 and still, every year, we're amazed by the stories of exemplary community service," Prudential chairman and CEO John Strangfeld said in a statement. "We look forward to honoring the top youth volunteers of 2013 for their selflessness, their initiative and their dedication to changing communities for the better."

Eat at la Madeleine, help No Kid Hungry

Eat at la Madeleine, help No Kid Hungry

ATLANTA -- La Madeleine Country French Café is making it easy for customers to help hungry kids.

The restaurant chain has teamed up with Share Our Strength to support its annual fundraiser, Dine Out for No Kid Hungry.

"It is tragic that there are kids in our own communities going to bed hungry when there is a solution," la Madeleine president and COO Phil Costner said in a statement. "This is why the la Madeleine family has joined the ranks of those who can and are doing something about it."

From Wednesday, Sept. 5 through Saturday, Sept. 22, la Madeleine customers who donate at least $1 to No Kid Hungry will receive a free triple chocolate peppermint cookie.

A $5 donation will score customers a coupon booklet featuring $20 worth of coupons for la Madeleine favorites, such as bakery treats and the chain's famous tomato basil soup.

Marlow’s Tavern Hosts Week-Long Grand Opening Celebration

Marlow’s Tavern Hosts Week-Long Grand Opening Celebration

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Marlow’s Tavern in Dunwoody is celebrating its grand opening with a week of nightly dining deals and events from Monday, August 27 through Sunday, September 2 for local residents. The neighborhood restaurant, which opened on Tuesday, July 31, has planned seven days of exclusive offers and specials.  

The grand opening festivities include:

  • Monday, August 27 - Sunday, September 2: Guests who sign up for Marlow’s Tavern Insiders Club during this week will be registered to win free dinner every week for a year. To become an Insider, guests can visit www.marlowstavern.com or sign up at the restaurant.
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  • Monday, August 27: Insider Day- All Marlow’s Tavern Insiders will receive 20 percent off their check.

Eat out, raise money, help kids

Eat out, raise money, help kids

ATLANTA -- You can do your part this week to curb Georgia's high school dropout rate. All you need to do is eat at one of your favorite restaurants.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, proceeds from restaurants across the state will be donated to Communities in Schools of Georgia, an organization that encourages young people to complete their education and succeed in life.

The sixth annual Dine Out for Kids event hopes to exceed last year's total of $30,000 for children in the state.

Communities in Schools, which has chapters across the country, provides mentoring and after-school services, including parent education, literacy programs and youth leadership opportunities.

Participating Dine Out for Kids restaurants in Atlanta and Decatur include:

Agave
* 242 Boulevard SE