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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.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Midnight Basketball, Spring Cleanup and Coin Collectors

WEEKEND EVENTS: Midnight Basketball, Spring Cleanup and Coin Collectors

PEACHTREE CITY, 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.

Come out to the Aberdeen Village Center on Saturday, May 7, for Opening Day of the Peachtree City Farmers Market. The market which was formally known as, Fresh South Market will open at 9:00 a.m. and will close at 2:00 p.m. Aberdeen Village is located at 202 Northlake Drive in Peachtree City.

The city of Peachtree City will host their Annual PTC Spring Cleanup at the Peachtree City Recycling Center. According to the Peachtree City Updates newsletter, “PTC residents can drop off unwanted appliances (Freon removed), furniture, and other junk at the Recycling Center on Rockaway Road. The Recycling Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days.

LOCAL PROFILE: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site

LOCAL PROFILE: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site

WARM SPRINGS, Ga. – In other interesting news, the Former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt has a home in Georgia and its still standing. Now, Roosevelt’s Little White House is a historic site and it attracts visitors from all over the United States.

Roosevelt built the house while he was governor of New York, as a getaway of sorts. He first came to Warm Springs ten years previously looking for a cure for polio and found relief in the 88-degree spring waters of Warm Springs. Some say, the New Deal was developed based on his experiences in the town.

According to Georgia State Parks, “Visitors can tour FDR’s home, which has been carefully preserved very much as he left it, the servants and guest quarters, and the nearby pools complex that first brought the future president to Warm Springs.”

The site is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Earth Day and Easter Eggs

WEEKEND EVENTS: Earth Day and Easter Eggs

SOUTH METRO AREA – 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.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Riverdale Town Centre from 5:00 to 9:00p p.m. on Friday, April 22. The event will showcase different local vendors and actives that will enhance the environment.

Join the Peactreee City Community for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event will be held on Saturday, April 23 at Shakerag Knoll on McIntosh Trail. Everyone will be admitted for free, to this event. Fire trucks will be on display and children will be able to partake in games, face painting and jumping in the moonwalk. Festivities began at 9:00 a.m.

The Main Street Academy in College Park will host their Spring Festival on Saturday, also. This outdoor festival includes karaoke, moonwalks, carnival games, food, a silent auction and prizes. Tickets to this event costs $10 and every ticket includes unlimited play.

Fulton County Fire Rescue Hosts Disaster Drill

COLLEGE PARK, Ga.--  (submitted by Fulton County Fire) 

The Fulton County Fire Rescue Department will host a multi-jurisdictional mock disaster drill on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at the Fulton County Public Safety Training Center (3025 Merk Road, College Park, GA) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

14th annual Holiday Music Series Begins at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

14th annual Holiday Music Series Begins at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by the Atlanta Airport)  

Share in the spirit of the holidays with live musical performances and roving carolers as the 14th annual Holiday Music Series starts tonight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. 

“Ebenezer Scrooge would never ‘bah, humbug!’ this holiday treat,” said Katherine Marbury, Airport Art Program manager. “This free, winter music series is our gift to every passenger and employee. We’re inviting everyone to enjoy these unforgettable performances across a variety of musical styles.”

The December music series will be held in the Atrium every weekday, December 13-23, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport unveils the Atlanta Military Gateway youth art program

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport unveils the Atlanta Military Gateway youth art program

Atlanta, GA-- (submitted by the Atlanta-Airport) Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is proud to unveil the Atlanta Military Gateway youth art program to honor the many military members who pass through the world’s busiest Airport.  The new exhibit located in the north terminal features artwork created by students of Metro Atlanta schools and framed by the Rotary Club of Atlanta.

WHO:           Louis Miller, Aviation general manager                                                          

                        Clark Dean, Rotary Club of Atlanta, Troop Support Committee Chair

                        Valerie Hartman Levy, President, Million Mom March

                        Brigadier General Eric Porter, U.S. Army Forces Command

                        Lindsey James, Director of Extended Services, Charles R. Drew Charter School

                        Charles R. Drew Charter School fourth-grade student artists

WHAT:         News conference to unveil and dedicate the Atlanta Military Gateway youth art program

WHEN:         Tuesday, December 7

                        10:30-11:15 a.m.

                        Dedication ceremony, followed by tour