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Taste of Atlanta announces 2013 restaurant lineup

Taste of Atlanta announces 2013 restaurant lineup

ATLANTA -- The restaurant lineup for the 12th annual Taste of Atlanta festival is widespread, well-known and – most importantly – mouthwatering.

More than 70 of Atlanta’s most coveted and tastiest eateries have already signed on to participate in this year’s festival, which will take place October 25-27 in Midtown at Tech Square. From city classics such as Ray’s On The River and Max Lager’s to buzzworthy newcomers including Lure, King+ Duke and Saltyard, Taste of Atlanta will once again spotlight the incredible energy and diversity of the city’s restaurant scene.

Vinings Downhill 5K returns in August

Vinings Downhill 5K returns in August

ATLANTA -- The popular Vinings Downhill 5K will return to Vinings Mountain next month.

This year's event will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 at 8 a.m. It boasts the steepest drop among all Atlanta-area 5K races: 280 feet.

Finishers have the option of choosing a T-shirt or a hat at the post-race party at Vinings Jubilee shopping center.

Registration is $30 and can be completed at viningsdownhill5k.com.

The Vinings Downhill 5K begins on Mt. Wilkinson Parkway and ends at the Lovett School.

Smyrna Fresh Produce Market

Smyrna Fresh Produce Market

Here's a great market in your backyard!

Visit our local farmers market on Saturday July 6 and stock up on all your fresh fruits and veggies at the Fresh Produce Market.

Market opens at 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the parking lot between Smyrna First Baptist and the Market Village (1275 Church Street SE Smyrna, GA 30080-3595). 

Enjoy and be healthy!

Atlanta chef Ford Fry hosts fifth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

Atlanta chef Ford Fry hosts fifth annual  JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

ATLANTA (June 14, 2013) – Join Chef Ford Fry as he hosts the fifth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival on Sunday, July 21 from 1-5 p.m. This year, more than 40 of the South’s top chefs along with 15 skilled mixologists and over 30 farmers are teaming up to create the tastiest tomato concoctions and to help raise money for Georgia Organics.

“Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival is absolutely one of my favorite events,” says Ford Fry, owner/chef of JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246 and The Optimist. “I love seeing the creativity of all the participants and I’m looking forward to seeing what this year’s crop of talent comes up with,” he adds.

Tickets are now on sale for $55 per person and $50 for Georgia Organics members and can be purchased online through Xorbia. Starting Monday, July 1, all ticket prices will increase to $70 per person. A total of 1,400 tickets are available for attendees. Last year’s festival brought in close to $26,000 for Georgia Organics.

Fox Theatre film festival begins next week

Fox Theatre film festival begins next week

ATLANTA -- The Fox Theatre's 2013 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival begins June 14 with a screening of a classic: Raiders of the Lost Ark.

It's one of many award-winning and much-loved movies in this year's lineup. More films will be added later in the season.

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Tickets for all shows are available at foxatltix.com. They are $10 for adults and $5 for children and seniors.

Films in the series include:

Friday, June 14
Raiders of the Lost Ark
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 15
Saturday Morning Cartoons
10 a.m.

Saturday, June 15
Oz the Great and Powerful
7:30 p.m.

Long-Term Care discussion led by Olympic gold medalist Wendy Boglioli

Long-Term Care discussion led by Olympic gold medalist Wendy Boglioli

 

No one should allow their future to happen by accident. That was the message Wendy Boglioli, a 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist for swimming, presented during a “Financially Sound, Physically Strong” event hosted by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management (MSWM), Atlanta, on May13 at the Georgian Club. Financial Advisor Kristen Fricks-Roman, a senior vice president at MSWM helped develop the private women’s event sponsored by the firm’s Office of Diversity and Genworth Financial.

More than 70 local women attended the event to listen to Boglioli share her personal experience caring for her father the same year she was going for Gold, as get educated on the value of preparation.

“Planning and preparation is key,” stated Fricks-Roman who invited, along with other financial advisors at MSWM, clients to the educational event. “Wendy’s presentation was impactful and brought attention to the affects long-term care planning can have on one’s family and business.”

Junior Chamber Atlanta to host information session

Junior Chamber Atlanta to host information session

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Junior Chamber (JCI Atlanta) will host its first member orientation and info session of the year! This event is open to any young professional between the ages of 21-40 that would like to learn more about the organization.