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DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $149 at ATA Martial Arts

DEALCHICKEN: $49 for $149 at ATA Martial Arts

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Get in shape and learn self-defense with this weekend's fantastic DealChicken Atlanta deal.

Through Sunday night, DealChicken members can take advantage of 10 classes at ATA Martial Arts. Choose from Krav Maga classes for adults or Karate for Kids; either way, pay only $49 for a package valued at $149.

The deal gets even sweeter with 50 percent off basic karate gear for DealChicken members.

This offer expires on May 13, 2012. ATA Martial Arts has 21 locations throughout Metro Atlanta:

Acworth
* 3450 Cobb Parkway NW, Suite 190

Alpharetta
* 5354 McGinnis Ferry Road, Suite 212
* 8465 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 530

Bogart
* 1011 Tower Place

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Revenue stamped its approval on $50 million in donations under the Georgia Scholarship Tax Credit Program.

The program lets people and businesses get tax credit for donations to scholarships for Georgia children to attend private schools.

Fifty million dollars is the most allowed under the program. In 2012, the statewide cap on donations will increase by the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index until 2018.

Individuals can donate up to $1,000, while married couples have a donation cap of $2,500. Corporations can donate up to 75 percent of their state income tax liability.

The American Federation for Children estimated more than 6,000 students last year got scholarships to attend private schools through the program.

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

ATLANTA, Ga. – Thanksgiving is traditionally a holiday reserved for fellowship with family and friends. Most of us enjoy a huge meal, fight through the subsequent stomachache, hang with your favorite cousins and watch football, however, everyone doesnt enjoy turkey day in the same fashion. Some families have unique traditions that may not be consistent with, what we would call an average Thanksgiving. So, if you’re looking to change-up your routine, check out some of the ideas the “Where U Live” team put together.   

Reading is SWEET! campaign ends Monday

Reading is SWEET! campaign ends Monday

ATLANTA -- October is both National Book Month and National Cookie Month, so why not combine the two into a sweet book drive?

The second annual Reading is SWEET! National Book Drive, sponsored by Great American Cookies, runs through Monday, Oct. 31.

Throughout the month, the stores collected new and gently used books to be donated to local charities and public libraries. Everyone who donated a book received a free cookie.

"Last year's Reading is SWEET! program was a huge success, thanks to the efforts of our store owners, customers and community partners," said Jenn Johnston, chief marketing & operations officer for GFG Management, which manages Great American Cookies. "We're excited to continue the event for 2011 and can't wait to see how many books we can collect and how many cookies we can give away."

FMSA Students Collect Shoes for Soles4Souls

FMSA Students Collect Shoes for Soles4Souls

Students Victoria Rojas, Maxine Monroe and Brandon Morgan sort the three hundred pairs of shoes that have been collected at First Montessori School of Atlanta for Soles4Souls, a non-profit organization that collects and distributes shoes to over 125 countries. The community-wide shoe drive will run through Friday, Nov. 4, on the FMSA campus, located at 5750 Long Island Drive in Sandy Springs.

Variety of Georgia Searches for Stars of Tomorrow in Inaugural Singing Competition

Variety of Georgia Searches for Stars of Tomorrow in Inaugural Singing Competition

VARIETY OF GEORGIA ENCOURAGES YOUNG TALENT, SHINES LIGHT ON EMERGING STARS

Inaugural ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ Vocal Competition Benefits Charity, Brings Teens Together

Do you know a Star of Tomorrow? Variety of Georgia is looking for bright teenagers who fit the bill!  The Stars of Tomorrow competition launched on October 25, and Variety of Georgia now searches for talented teens. This fall, the non-profit organization lights up its latest initiative with the inaugural talent competition. Brilliant hopefuls 13-19 years old can get in on the vocal action to gain experience, exposure and the opportunity to pursue their dreams as the next Star of Tomorrow.

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)