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"Make A Wish" Family Day, November 6th

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia has partnered with Atlanta-based Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolled products and beverage can recycling.   Novelis has donated $200,000 to the foundation to be used to grant wishes and $50,000 for event sponsorships, representing the single largest corporate gift to date for the Make-A-Wish chapter.

In its 16th year, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama has granted nearly 5000 wishes.  Eighty-three percent of all funds raised are used for granting wishes to children.

Novelis will celebrate the partnership by inviting several wish families and Make-A-Wish board members to join them in a family day event at their new facility at 3560 Lenox Road in Atlanta.   The event is scheduled for Saturday November 6, from 11:00am-1:00pm.  

For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama visit www.ga-al.

Book Talk with Jennifer Chandler, Author of "Simply Suppers"

On November 4th, Barnes & Noble (2900 Peachtree Road NE Suite 310, Atlanta) will host a book talk with Cordon Bleu trained chef and National Spokesperson for French’s Mustard Jennifer Chandler, author of Simply Suppers: Easy Comfort Food Your Whole Family Will Love.

In 1993, Jennifer Chandler gave up a career in International Finance to move to Paris to learn to cook. She then enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, took a crash course in French and subsequently graduated at the top of her class with Le Grand Diplome and a Mention Tres Bien in Pastry.

After working in France and Washington, D.C., she moved back to her hometown of Memphis and opened Cheffie's Market and More, a prepared foods market and bakery, in 1999.

Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless hosts 22nd Memorial Day, November 1st

To address the issue of homeless deaths in Atlanta, the Metro Atlanta Task Force for the Homeless will observe their 22nd Annual Homeless Memorial Day. The Homeless Memorial began in 1988 to commemorate seventeen people who froze to death during one of Atlanta’s most violent winters and has been celebrated yearly in memoriam of homeless deaths, in the city.

On November 1st, starting at 11:00 a.m. supporters will convene for a march, with coffins, from the Task Force for the Homeless Center (477 Peachtree Street, Atlanta). The day will culminate at 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Phillip (2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta) where dinner will be served to about 1,000 homeless residents of Atlanta. A Requiem Mass will follow the dinner.

This event is co-sponsored by the Cathedral of St.

Crime Warning from Brookhaven-Chamblee Home Owners and Neighborhood Business Alliance

October 26, 2010


U-Haul Rental on Peachtree Road had three of its trucks Catalytic Converters stolen from its rental trucks on Peachtree Road.

The manager informed us that he had to call DeKalb Police 911 three times before someone answered the telephone.  This is unacceptable.



Kevin G. Hughley, President

Brookhaven Chamblee Home Owners and Neighborhood Business Alliance

Whole Foods Market Farmer-Owned Storewide Event, Saturday and Sunday

Meet the brand representatives and farmers who grow and produce products including dairy, juice, pork, rice, produce at the Whole Foods Market ‘Farmer Owned Storewide Event’ tomorrow and Sunday.

At the Whole Foods Market Farmer-Owned Storewide Event, you’ll get the inside scoop on exactly where your food comes from, what is in it, how it’s made and equally important, why it’s important for you to support farmer-owned brands and cooperatives. 

Participants will be able to sample delicious farm fresh products. During the events, guests will enjoy free samples of the represented products, receive coupons for participating brands, and interact with the farmer-owners and representatives of their respective brands.

                                 October 23 from 11 a.m.

Macy’s Pink Pig Opens at Lenox Square, October 30th

Priscilla’s back! The legendary Macy’s Pink Pig train will open on Saturday, October 30th at 10:00 a.m.  One of Atlanta’s most beloved holiday traditions is heading back to Lenox Square Mall.  From its 1953 debut as a children’s ride at the downtown Rich’s to its brief stint at the Egleston Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees, five generations of Atlantans have ridden the pink pig, to mark the coming holiday season.  

This year, the Macy’s Pink Pig ride and tent will open to the public on the upper level of the mall’s parking deck.

Priscilla – the original Pink Pig – began, in 1953, as a monorail along the ceiling of the downtown Atlanta Rich’s store, giving children the experience of “flying over” the toy department. And In 2003, Priscilla, the Pink Pig was re-introduced to a new generation of Atlantans.

2010 Chastain Horse Park Rodeo, tomorrow 4-6 p.m.

This isn't Buckhead’s first rodeo, it's Buckhead's only rodeo and it happens this weekend. Join the people at Chastain Horse Park (4371 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta) on Saturday, October 23, 2010, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for a historic rodeo experience.

The Chastain Horse Park, originally Buckhead stables, occupies 13 acres of the City of Atlanta's Troy Chastain Memorial Park. Revived by Amy C. Lance in 1997, this park serves as a nonprofit equestrian facility, which services the community through therapeutic programs for students with mental or physical disabilities, programs for children from the inner-city and children at-risk, boarding services and riding lessons for the general public.

This weekend's rodeo will offer: Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Team Roping, Rodeo Clown Entertainment, fun and games. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children aged 5-11 and free for children 4 and under.