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Coupon Class in Atlanta

Coupon Class in Atlanta

As the Atlanta Economy struggles to get back to its former economic greatness. People across Atlanta are struggling to put food on the table with the price of food rising 6% in the last month alone what use to be afforable is no longer affordable. The Coupon Diva is now holding coupon classes. In these classes you will learn rules for the following stores. Kroger, Publix, Walmart, Target, Rite aid, Walgreens, and CVS. You wil havea fun and informative class where you learn hot to keep not only food, cleaning supplies, and health and beauty products.

"Fulton Fresh" mobile farmers market supplies fresh veggies to metro areas

"Fulton Fresh" mobile farmers market supplies fresh veggies to metro areas

Atlanta --  Fulton County “rolled out” the Fulton Fresh mobile farmer’s market to provide fresh fruits and vegetables in communities designated as “food deserts”. 

In a continued effort to address health disparities in Fulton County, the Fulton Fresh mobile farmer’s market has been created to deliver fresh produce from local farmers to residents living in communities designated as “food deserts”, large geographic areas where mainstream grocery stores are scarce or missing.

LOCAL PROFILE: Peachtrees of Atlanta, debunked

LOCAL PROFILE: Peachtrees of Atlanta, debunked

ATLANTA – In Georgia, the name Peachtree is pretty common, considering the state’s nickname, “The Peach State”. And, perhaps the most confusing thing, for out-of-towners, to learn is how to distinguish between the different ones.

Seemingly, everywhere one looks there is a Peachtree something. From schools, to streets, to stores the Peachtree is one of the most visible hallmarks in the metro area.

Even Native Atlantans get lost or confused about which Peachtree is which because a new Peachtree pops up every couple of years. So to help debunk their differences the “Where U Live” team has compiled a list of a couple.

Perhaps the most popular Peachtree of them all, Peachtree Street, is one of the most notable street names in the southern portion of the United States.  The street runs the entire span of Downtown Atlanta into the Buckhead neighborhood, where it turns into Peachtree Road.

LOCAL PROFILE: The LGBT Community in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: The LGBT Community in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- According to The Advocate, the U.S. based national gay and lesbian newsmagazine, Atlanta holds the title of “America’s gayest city” and Gay Atlanta, a subsidiary of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau says that Atlanta is the “epicenter of the LGBT South” but according to Phillip Rafshoon of Outwrite Bookstore, Atlanta is just a “progressive city in a conservative state, that’s in a conservative region of the United States. The city serves as a place where people from small, southern towns can come to be who they want to be” which is why the LGBT community loves to call this city, home.

In the nook that is Tenth Street and Piedmont Road, Outwrite Bookstore has been a staple in the Atlanta LGBT community for about 18 years.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Fishing Derby, Taste of Henry, Garden Tour

WEEKEND EVENTS: Fishing Derby, Taste of Henry, Garden Tour

RIVERDALE, Ga.  – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

The Clayton County International Park will host its Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 14 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Fishing derby is being presented by the Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department. The first 100 participants will receive a free admission ticket to “The Beach” and the first 200 participants will receive a free t-shirt. Fishers will receive awards for heaviest, longest and first to catch an Albino fish. Clayton County International Park is located at 2300 Highway 138 in Jonesboro.

The Mathnasium Triathlon will be held on Saturday, May 14, 10:00 a.m. at the Mathnasium of Peachtree City.

LOCAL PROFILE: Clayton County Summer Reading Program

LOCAL PROFILE: Clayton County Summer Reading Program

RIVERDALE, Ga. – Although, local schools are on the cusp of summer recess students in the area will, no longer, back able to use summer as an excuse to impede their enrichment. The Clayton County Library System is sponsoring their annual summer reading programming for this year on June 1. The county offers programs for adults, teens and children.

The reading program stats on May 23 and ends on August 5. On the first day of the program, children can come and retrieve their reading log, stickers and literary information sheet. Children are eligible to win prizes every week, during the summer. However, they can only win one prize per week.

The library offers a prize every week to encourage them to visit the library more times during the summer. The library offers two, separate, programs for children and teens.

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of public pools in the area for you, your family and friends to take a dip and cool off in the heat of the summer sun.

With an economy like ours, it’s imperative that people look for a bargain wherever they can and public pools offer fun with that’s easy on the pockets. Check out these local pools and enjoy a classic, cost-effective, exciting summertime experience.

Clayton County

Public pools in Clayton County open on June 1. All pools charge a usage fee of $3 for Clayton County residents or $20 for a monthly pass.