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Residents discuss improvements to Winters Chapel corridor

Residents discuss improvements to Winters Chapel corridor

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Nearly 200 people recently weighed in on proposed improvements to Winters Chapel Road.

The citizens and business owners attended a workshop at Winters Chapel United Methodist Church, where they studied maps and discussed ideas to make the cooridor safer.

Winters Chapel Road passes through Dunwoody and Peachtree Corners. Officials from both cities hope to see an increase in pedestrian safety and an enhanced appearance along the 2.5-mile stretch of road.

Engineering firm Pond & Company conducted a study that pinpointed the changes needed. The company will present its findings to the planning commissions of both cities when the study is complete.

Sweep the Hooch registration open

Sweep the Hooch registration open

ATLANTA -- This year's Sweep the Hooch event is expected to be the biggest one yet.

The annual Chattahoochee River clean-up to slated to attract nearly 600 volunteers at a number of locations along the water.

Last year, Sweep the Hooch participants gathered up nearly four tons of trash.

"This is the kind of hands-on work that Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and our partners do that reaffirms our commitment to keeping our river clean," Chattahoochee Riverkeeper executive director Sally Bethea said in a statement. "We'll have volunteers paddling the river, wading in the water and combing the shoreline for trash."

Clean-up locations along the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area run from Buford Dam to Paces Mill.

Sweep the Hooch will be Saturday, Apr. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To sign up as an individual or with a group, visit sweepthehooch.org.


Dunwoody Nature Center begins leadership program

Dunwoody Nature Center begins leadership program

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- The Dunwoody Nature Center is accepting applications from high school students who wish to join its Leadership-in-Training and Environmental Stewardship (LITES) program.

LITES will following a nationally-recognized curriculum that teaches rising 9th through 12th graders about solving environmental problems.

Campers will focus on character, teamwork and leadership as they develop a lifelong commitment to nature and the environment. By the end of the LITES program, they should be able to identify problems, pick out available resources and create strategies to solve them.

The LITES program is accepting 16 high schoolers for a session held the week of June 10. The cost is $75 per camper. Visit dunwoodynature.org for more information.

Light Up Dunwoody Christmas Village opens Sunday

Light Up Dunwoody Christmas Village opens Sunday

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- The holiday season has officially begun in Dunwoody.

The Light Up Dunwoody Christmas Village will open this Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. This annual spectacle offers plenty of family-friendly Christmas fun, such as lights, giveaways and refreshments.

At 5:45 p.m., the village will light its Christmas tree. Santa and his elves will be there, as will Santa's sleigh. Families are more than welcome to take pictures with Santa and in his sleigh.

For more information or to learn how to volunteer at Light Up Dunwoody, contact Pam Tallmadge at 770-393-9647 or pam@tallmadgega.us.

Eat at Chipotle, help Piedmont Park's Education Garden

Eat at Chipotle, help Piedmont Park's Education Garden

ATLANTA -- Eating at Chipotle Mexican Grill just got even better.

All Atlanta-area Chipotle locations will donate the day's proceeds to the Education Garden at Piedmont Park this Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The giveaway is part of the restaurant chain's recognition of Food Day, a nationwide movement that works to improve food policies.

Chipotle will give the Education Garden up to $10,000. More than 800 children visit the garden every year to learn about natural and organic gardening methods.

You can do your part to help the garden by eating at Chipotle on Wednesday. Visit chipotle.com to find your nearest location.

'B at the Movies' this summer

'B at the Movies' this summer

ATLANTA -- Looking for some free family fun this summer?

ALDI and radio station B98.5 will present the "B at the Movies" outdoor movie series at several locations throughout metro Atlanta all summer long.

Everyone is invited to bring their blankets and chairs to the participating parks and watch the family-friendly movies on giant inflatable screens. Movies begin at dusk, but come out early for activities and giveaways.

The 2012 B at the Movies schedule includes:

Saturday, May 12
We Bought a Zoo
Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers

Saturday, May 26
We Bought a Zoo
Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell

Saturday, June 2
Puss in Boots
Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville

Weekend roadwork may affect traffic

Weekend roadwork may affect traffic

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has released a list of roadwork and closures through the weekend.

Clayton County

Two lanes of northbound and southbound Interstate 75/85 will be worked on between Mt. Zion Road and Old Dixie Highway. The work will happen from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

The leftmost lane of that same stretch of road will be worked on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cobb County

Major work will happen on the exit ramp from I-75 to Barrett Parkway and I-575 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

DeKalb County

One right lane of I-20 westbound east of Wesley Chapel Road will be worked on from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.