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The DeKalb Cooperative Extension attempts to Enhance Life Through Gardening

 The DeKalb Cooperative Extension attempts to Enhance Life Through Gardening

Dekalb County, GA--  (submitted by Dekalb Communications)  

The DeKalb Cooperative Extension is offering innovative, up-to-date gardening and landscaping training; training that is both practical and useful and is full of information that can be taken home and used right away. All of the speakers are experts in their areas and know how to make the subjects educational as well as fun. The overall goal of this series is to provide information that will help DeKalb County homeowners save time, save money and learn the essential fundamentals of gardening that will last a lifetime; all the while improving the quality of life year after year.

Below are two gardening series entitled “Enhancing Life Through Gardening 2011” and “2011 Home Gardening” that will begin Feb. 15, 2011 and end Dec. 3, 2011.  All eighteen workshops will be held at the DeKalb County Cooperative Extension Training Facility located at 4380 Memorial Drive in Decatur.

Sophia Academy Hosts Maren Angelotti and her seminar, “Family Dynamics and AD/HD”

Sophia Academy Hosts Maren Angelotti and her seminar, “Family Dynamics and AD/HD”

Chamblee, GA--  (submitted by Sophia Academy) Sophia Academy will host national author/speaker Maren Angelotti for a two-day seminar on Thursday, January 20 and Friday, January 21. 

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The Georgian Lions Lighthouse Foundation is Moving!

The Georgian Lions Lighthouse Foundation is Moving!

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by The Lighhouse)  Thursday, December 9 is the day of our big move! Thanks to your support, the Georgia Lions Lighthouse staff will be heading to our new location in Chamblee:

5582 Peachtree Road
Chamblee, GA 30341

Our phone number, staff email addresses, and website will remain the same:

Phone: (404)325-3630
Website: www.lionslighthouse.org

During the transition, our phones will be down from Wednesday evening through Friday morning (12/8-12/10). Please also consider delaying your eyeglass, hearing aid, and cell phone drop-offs until after we are settled.

Make a Pledge to screen for Prostate Cancer and Receive Hawks Tickets

Make a Pledge to screen for Prostate Cancer and Receive Hawks Tickets

Atlanta, GA--  Mayor Kasim Reed "tweeted" early this morning about making the pledge to stop prostate cancer, and hundreds went online to do so.  In a partnership with the Atlanta Hawks, people who went online to make their pledge received 2 free Hawks tickets and were provided information about free PSA screenings upcoming in the Atlanta area.

A PSA Screening is a simple blood test that is recommended for All men with a Family history of prostate cancer, and all African-American men w/wo history, starting at the age of 40.  The easy non-invasive test should be performed annualy and will establish a critical PSA 'baseline' that your doctor needs to help him/her to detect prostate issues early.

Make the pledge at http://www.georgiaprostatecancerpledge.com/

Mosquito Warning from DeKalb County BOH

The DeKalb County Board of Health is advising everyone to take steps to prevent mosquito bites this fall.  Individuals should take particular care when doing yard work, such as raking and gardening.  Mosquitoes will continue to bite, even when, temperatures go as low as 50 degrees.

Five DeKalb residents have been diagnosed with West Nile virus this year.

DeKalb County gets Federal Funding to Curb Obesity

Earlier this week, the DeKalb County Board of Health received $2.35 million to fund a two-year project to create policies, systems, and environments that improve physical activity and nutrition, and reduce the risk factors that contribute to childhood and adult obesity.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced $31 million for awards through the Affordable Care Act of 2010 to ten communities in eight states and one award to a state health department to support public health efforts to reduce obesity and smoking.

DeKalb was chosen because of its history of success using evidence-based strategies to eliminate obesity and reduce tobacco use in the county.

The DeKalb County Board of Health was the first local board of health in the state of Georgia to help pass a smoke-free ordinance in the county.