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Dekalb County celebrating America Recycles Day with "Shred and Tread"

Dekalb County celebrating America Recycles Day with "Shred and Tread"

Dekalb County -  – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announces that Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) will host a “Shred & Tread” recycling event on Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to emphasize recycling and eco-friendly activities on nationally recognized America Recycles Day (ARD). ARD is a day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products.  The event, where citizens can shred sensitive documents or dispose of passenger tires, will be held at the DeKalb County Sanitation Division – Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive in Decatur.

DeKalb citizens are invited to bring their sensitive documents for free on-site shredding provided by Shred-it. Shred-it has specialized in document destruction for more than 20 years and values the security of confidential information. 

Chefs in the City with Hector Santiago

Chefs in the City with Hector Santiago

 

Meet Chef Hector Santiago from Pura Vida and Bravo TV's Top Chef on November 17th from 6-8pm at Bloomingdale's Lenox Square (Home Store) as he presents tapas selected by restaurant diners as favorites. Plus, guests will enjoy a spanish wine tasting, maragritas from Sinless Cocktails, shopping specials, fabulous door prizes and more!  

LOCAL PROFILE: A Charitable Thanksgiving

ATLANTA -- This week, the Where U Live team spoke with representatives from the Salvation Army and Hands On Atlanta about ways Atlantans can be charitable, this holiday, if they want to dedicate their holiday to others in need.

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

ATLANTA, Ga. – Thanksgiving is traditionally a holiday reserved for fellowship with family and friends. Most of us enjoy a huge meal, fight through the subsequent stomachache, hang with your favorite cousins and watch football, however, everyone doesnt enjoy turkey day in the same fashion. Some families have unique traditions that may not be consistent with, what we would call an average Thanksgiving. So, if you’re looking to change-up your routine, check out some of the ideas the “Where U Live” team put together.   

DeKalb County announces Mascot Naming Contest

DeKalb County announces Mascot Naming Contest

 

DECATUR – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis invites local middle school students to name the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management’s new mascot. The new mascot is a male mallard duck and is native to the State of Georgia. The duck also emphasizes the importance of protecting our water resources.

Interested middle school students can go online, with parents’ permission, to www.dekalbwatershed.com and click below the picture of the duck to submit a name for the mascot. Entries must be submitted by noon on Monday, Nov. 14. A judging panel will then select the five best names and place them on the Department of Watershed Management’s website for online voting. Online voting will begin Friday, Nov.18 and end Monday, Nov. 28.

The mascot will attend DeKalb County sponsored events, school activities and public meetings. 

This Weekend is The Empty Stocking Fund’s Annual JROTC Drive

This Weekend is The Empty Stocking Fund’s Annual JROTC Drive

More than 2,500 JROTC cadets from 30 metro Atlanta high schools
to participate in fundraising effort.

On Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th, more than 2,500 cadets representing 30 metro Atlanta high schools’ JROTC programs will take to the street to raise awareness of and contributions for The Empty Stocking Fund, an Atlanta-based, Atlanta-serving non-profit organization that provides gifts to more than 50,000 metro area children living in poverty each year. 

“The JROTC Drive is important in several ways,” said Manda Hunt, executive director of The Empty Stocking Fund.  “In addition to increasing visibility and raising contributions for our cause, it encourages students to get involved in their communities by helping others and, in return, hopefully gives them a sense of pride in their contributions.  This is a very important fundraising campaign for a grassroots organization

Veterans Day: Boys & Girls Clubs of America Marks 20 Years of Serving Children of U.S. Military

Worldwide Programs Now Serving 460,000 Youth in 15 Countries

 

For 20 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www.bgca.org) has been providing the children of American military families’ vital services and programs – wherever they are stationed around the world.  Since 1991, children have had access to on-base Youth Centers that offer the same guidance and proven programs - focusing on academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy living - provided by traditional Boys & Girls Clubs across the United States.

 

“Children of military families face more than the usual challenges of growing up, from moving and re-establishing friendships every few years to worrying about family members who have been deployed,” says Terrill Wicks, vice president, Military Services & International Projects for Boys & Girls Clubs of America.