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College Park Mayor calls CP's Economic Development Plan, "The Most Important Document"

College Park Mayor calls CP's Economic Development Plan, "The Most Important Document"

College Park, GA--  The Mayor and Council of College Park recently announced the adoption of a strategic plan for economic development, a document that has been under consideration for 2 years.  It is said to be the “most important document” (for College Park) to stay a viable economic force in metro Atlanta.

“This is our roadmap for greatness,” said College Park Mayor Jack Longino.  “The strategic plan blends research with vision, respecting the delicate nature of our historic district, while boldly outlining our determination to lead in attracting new business to the region.”

The creation of the Economic Development Strategic Plan was a comprehensive effort to assess the City of College Park’s ability to pace its growth consistently with the demands of the region.

Last Week to Vote for Metromix's Best of Atlanta

Last Week to Vote for Metromix's Best of Atlanta

Atlanta, GA--  This week is the last week to vote for your favorite things of Atlanta.  Log on to Atlanta.Metromix.com and vote for your favorite neighborhood bar, restaurant, breakfast joint, etc.

There are 20 categories needing your vote and even if you don't vote, you will learn about new places that you will want to visit!

Vote Here at Metromix

Valentine's Day to Mother's Day: The United Way Shoebox Project

Valentine's Day to Mother's Day:  The United Way Shoebox Project

Atlanta, GA--   The 2011 United Way Shoebox Project is currently underway, and like every year individuals and companies throughout the Atlanta area are filling up empty shoeboxes with much needed toiletries for homeless women and children.  Last year over 80 homeless shelters in the area received more than 15,000 shoeboxes to help fight homelessness.

Ways you can get involved 

  • Encourage your family, friends and co-workers to fill a shoebox with a combination of new, unopened items from the items needed list. To allow for safety inspections, please make sure your box can be opened. 
  • You can host your own shoebox party, and invite friends and neighbors to decorate and fill shoeboxes together.
  • Check online for drop-off locations and to sign up for volunteer opportunities.

Delta and American Express Begin Celebrating Black History Month By Giving back to the Community

Delta and American Express Begin Celebrating Black History Month By Giving back to the Community

Atlanta, GA--  American Express and Delta will join HandsOn Atlanta and volunteers from the Atlanta community Friday, January 28th for a cultural exchange day at Drew Charter School as part of the companies’ Travel with Your Mind philanthropic program.  

Travel with Your Mind is a service program started by American Express and Delta that brings together volunteers from the local community to encourage students to be global thinkers and citizens–without the students ever leaving their own backyard.  This January, the Travel with Your Mind program will become part of a larger effort by the HandsOn organization to bring together thousands of people around the country through service projects honoring Dr. King.

Atlanta Hawks sponsor "Why Bully Free is the Way to Be" Essay Contest

Atlanta Hawks sponsor "Why Bully Free is the Way to Be" Essay Contest

Atlanta, GA--  This is the last week to submit your essay for a chance to win!

The Atlanta Hawks have announced that entries are now being accepted for the “Why Bully Free Is The Way To Be” Essay Contest.  The contest is part of the Hawks’ Read to Achieve program sponsored by Philips.

One Grand Prize Winner will be picked up by a limousine for a ride to school with Al Horford, and have the Hawks center visit his or her classroom.  The winner will also receive four tickets to the Hawks’ Read to Achieve Night game against the New York Knicks on March 6 (6 p.m.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas. Happy Holidays from us at 'Where U Live'!!!

'Twas the Night Before Christmas.  Happy Holidays from us at 'Where U Live'!!!

The 'Where U Live' staff wants to wish you and your family a very Happy Holidays and Thank You for being a part of our Community.

I want to continue to offer all of you the chance to take part in keeping your community informed by writing and posting your own articles directly to the website.

This website is for you and your neighbors and it will continue to thrive in 2011Alive with your continued diligence and neighborhood pride.

I hope you enjoy the holiday with your family and that you send us pictures of your festivities so that we can post them online for us all to enjoy. (send to mrichardson@wxia.gannett.com)

Again, Best Wishes and have a great Christmas!!!

Councilman Ambrose Clay Appointed to an Airport Advisory Board

Councilman Ambrose Clay Appointed to an Airport Advisory Board

College Park, GA--  Colleg Park Councilman Clay was selected as a member of the advisory board of PARTNER, the Partnership for AirTransportation Noise and Emissions Reduction.

PARTNER is funded by the FAA and serves as an academic, industry, and government collaborative that researches solutions for existing and anticipated aviation-related noise and emissions problems.

Clay says, "I plan to contribute to influencing the direction of that research, so as to improve the quality of life for those of us who live close to airports, while maintaining the viability of aviation as an engine of economic growth."