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Cooperative extension available to help navigate health insurance marketplace

Cooperative extension available to help navigate health insurance marketplace

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension welcomes the UGA Cooperative Extension Health Navigator November 6-8 to provide one-on-one sessions for individuals and families who need assistance enrolling in a health insurance plan through the national Health Insurance Marketplace. Interested persons should allot one hour for an appointment session.

Call 404-613-7670 to schedule an appointment.

The Health Navigator, housed under UGA Cooperative Extension, is able to help residents decide on the best health insurance to meet their needs. The Navigator will also help them apply, either electronically or by paper; establish eligibility; enroll in coverage and to potentially qualify for an insurance affordability program.One-on-one sessions are by appointment only Nov 6 – 8. Sessions will be held as follows:

Nov. 6

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cooperative Extension Office, Suite 248

7741 Roswell Road

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

ATLANTA -- Every year there are millions of dollars spent on Halloween, from costumes, snacks and candy to decorations.

Hopefully after reading this, you will be able to save a ton on Halloween decor for your yard and home.

Conference to address 21st century parenting challenges

Conference to address 21st century parenting challenges

ATLANTA -- Fulton County parents can take advantage of a Saturday, Nov. 9 conference designed to connect them with information and resources required for successful parenting in the 21st century.

The conference, entitled "Connecting 21st Century Parents to Information and Resources," begins with registration at 8 a.m. in the Georgia International Convention Center located at 2000 Convention Center Concourse. Conference sessions facilitated by the Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.  

Colorful Adventures

Colorful Adventures

ATLANTA -- In celebration of the release of the "Colorful Adventures" coloring and activity book line featuring African-American characters, Goldest Karat Publishing is throwing a coloring party from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rosel Fann Recreation Center, 365 Cleveland Avenue SE, Atlanta!

For only $5, your child will receive the coloring pages of his/her choice, crayons, snacks, refreshments, an afternoon of coloring fun, and the chance to win cool prizes!

No matter their ethnicity, if you have kids that love to color, this will be an awesome way for them to spend their Saturday afternoon in a fun and positive environment. Visit www.goldestkarat.com to read more about the publishing company and books or email crystal@goldestkarat.com to sign up!

Fulton County Family and Teacher Resource Fair offers education and entertainment

Fulton County Family and Teacher Resource Fair offers education and entertainment

ATLANTA -- Children attending the Family and Teacher Resource Fair on Aug. 17 experienced the wonder of handling a 12-foot python.  The colorful yet docile snake was featured during the “Magic Marc” show, which was presented through a sponsorship by WellCare of Georgia. “Magic Marc” was recently a television show in Savannah. 

More than 1,200 people attended the event, which included the participation of 500 teachers. The Family and Teacher Resource Fair offered education, health education, and information about extracurricular program activities for children as well as fun and games for young children through high school students. Parents and their children enjoyed dance presentations, bounce houses, bowling, skating and refreshments during the event at Metro Lanes and Games on Metropolitan Parkway in Atlanta.

Fulton County, community partners to host a 'Family and Teacher Resource Fair'

Fulton County, community partners to host a 'Family and Teacher Resource Fair'

ATLANTA -- Fulton County’s Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Children and Youth, Metro Lanes and Games and MEG (Music Education Group), will host a “Family & Teacher Resource Fair,” Saturday, August 17, 2013.

The day is dedicated to offering community resources to parents and fun for youth between six and 18-years old. The Family & Teacher Resource Fair will include the participation of members of the Fulton County Youth Commission, an initiative promoted by Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner and the Board of Commissioners.

Resource Fair registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with the event beginning at 10:00 a.m. and continuing until 2:00 p.m. Metro Lanes and Games is located at 1959 Metropolitan Parkway.

Path2College sweepstakes end Aug. 15

Path2College sweepstakes end Aug. 15

ATLANTA -- Georgia's Path2College 529 Plan is making it easier for families to pay for college by holding two scholarship giveaways.

The deadline to enter both contests is Thursday, Aug. 15.

Mitch Seabaugh, director of the Path2College 529 Plan, said the two sweepstakes are designed to encourage families to start saving for college while their children are still very young.

"If 10,000 more Georgia families start saving for college, that's 10,000 more children who will have a head start toward achieving their dream when they graduate from high school," he said in a statement.

Seabaugh added that the sweepstakes also benefit young students because they provide money for schools and libraries.

The first contest -- the 10,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes -- will gives $10,529 to two lucky winners: a current Path2College account holder and a non-account holder. The two winners' schools will each receive $10,529.