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The Ken Ford Foundation partners with Ray's Restaurants for "Strings on the River"

The Ken Ford Foundation partners with Ray's Restaurants for "Strings on the River"

Ray's on the River, known as one of Atlanta's premiere riverside dining destinations, is partnering with The Ken Ford Foundation (KFF), founded by internationally known musician, "King of Strings" entertainer, Ken Ford to host "Strings on the River" on Saturday, May 19, 2012.

When does the school year end?

When does the school year end?

ATLANTA -- The last day of school is right around the corner for Atlanta students.

Public schools will dismiss for the summer on Tuesday, May 22.

The last days of school in other metro Atlanta districts are staggered throughout the second half of May. They include:

Wednesday, May 16
Clarke County

Thursday, May 17
Hall County

Friday, May 18
Bartow County
Clayton County
Fulton County

Tuesday, May 22
Barrow County

Wednesday, May 23
Carroll County
Gwinnett County
Newton County

Thursday, May 24
Cobb County
Decatur City Schools
DeKalb County
Rockdale County

Friday, May 25
Buford City Schools
Cherokee County
Coweta County
Douglas County
Fayette County
Floyd County
Forsyth County
Henry County
Marietta City Schools
Paulding County

MODA Floors & Interiors Participates in Bedroom Makeover

MODA Floors & Interiors Participates in Bedroom Makeover

MODA Floors & Interiors served as a sponsor for the annual Agape Bedroom Makeover project. The Agape Community Center, a non-profit organization, provides a variety of programs and services for residents of all ages in the Bolton Road community in Northwest Atlanta.

The MODA Floors & Interiors team patched and painted the walls, replaced the carpet and purchased furniture and bedding for the four children. MODA interior designer Theresa Minkoff decorated the room based on what the kids described as their "dream bedroom."

In addition to MODA staff, painters and carpenters supplied by Sawhorse Remodeling participated in the bedroom makeover project.

"You've given these children an incredible gift," said Jared Sulc, Agape's development assistant. "You're helping Agape to empower and support economically disadvantaged families within the community to embrace their full potential."

The Superior Court of Fulton County Hosts "Family Law Community Days"

The Superior Court of Fulton County Hosts "Family Law Community Days"

The Superior Court of Fulton County’s Family Division is hosting three “Family Law Community Days” during the month of May. The events are designed to educate the public about the work of the Family Division and to help citizens with cases handled by the Family Division be better prepared in court. The Family Division is seeing an increase in the number of self-represented litigants. The “Family Law Community Days” will help citizens who choose to represent themselves better understand the court paperwork and process.

The “Family Law Community Days” will be held on the following dates and times:

 

Thursday, May 3, 2012
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
North Service Center
7741 Roswell Road, NE Suite 261  
Atlanta, GA 30350

 

Thursday, May 17, 2012
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
South Service Center
5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Suite 224 
College Park, GA 30349 

 

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

ATLANTA -- All of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in metro Atlanta will host a special mother-son Date Knight on Saturday, Apr. 28.

The Date Knight format will be similar to that of the franchise's massively popular Daddy-Daughter Date Nights. It will give mothers and sons a special chance to enjoy some quality time together.

The event will have a medieval theme, hence the "Knight" part of its title.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage local moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their sons' company over a meal and have fun."

3 APS schools saved, 7 to close

3 APS schools saved, 7 to close

ATLANTA -- In a meeting that lasted more than 12 hours and had more than 500 attendees, some chanting and carrying signs, the Atlanta school board approved a controversial redistricting plan late Tuesday night.

The board unanimously approved the plan advanced by Superintendent Erroll Davis with three amendments: to keep Towns, D.H. Stanton and F.L. Stanton elementary schools open.

Outbursts from the audience stopped the meeting twice. At one point, while the superintendent was absent, someone from the crowd yelled that Davis needed to return before they continued. The crowd began chanting "We want Davis." In a separate incident, a man who reportedly caused a commotion was escorted out by Atlanta police officers.

Fulton Opens Springdale Place to Provide Families with Tools for Self Sufficiency

Fulton Opens Springdale Place to Provide Families with Tools for Self Sufficiency

24-hour facility offers life skills training and educational help to assist homeless mothers in gaining and maintaining stable employment

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners, County Manager Zachary Williams and Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department staff officially opened the Springdale Place Comprehensive Services Center for Homeless Women with Children on February 28, 2012. 

Springdale Place does not fit the traditional description of a homeless shelter.  The County is working with other community partners to provide education and life skills programs to help homeless mothers to reach housing stability and self-sufficiency.