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Vinings Jubilee gains 5 new shops

Vinings Jubilee gains 5 new shops

ATLANTA -- Vinings Jubilee shopping center will gradually add five new tenants over the course of the fall.

Three of the newcomers are shops, while the remaining two are a restaurant and a beauty salon.

"The Vinings community is booming right now," Vinings Jubilee president Mike Hammer said in a statement. "Fall is shaping up to be huge for us."

Snap, a boutique for girls up to size 14, opened its doors on Aug. 9, and Willow Green garden and home store has been open since Sept. 4.

Consignment sale to benefit church preschool

Consignment sale to benefit church preschool

SMYRNA, Ga. -- This weekend's major consignment sale at Smyrna First United Methodist Church will allow parents to buy everything they need for their children at deeply discounted prices.

The KinderMartSale will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 22.

About 300 sellers will attend the sale, and their merchandise will be checked for breaks and stains before it hits the table.

Items will range from the seasonal -- clothes, Halloween costumes -- to the everyday, including strollers, safety items, books, bicycles and tricycles, car seats, bedding, decor and more.

Smyrna First UMC is located at 1315 Concord Road. Proceeds from the event will benefit the church's preschool.

Pike Nurseries to host gardening classes, sale

Pike Nurseries to host gardening classes, sale

ATLANTA -- Fall, the prime planting season, is right around the corner, and Pike Nurseries has everything homeowners need to beautify their yards.

On Saturday, Sept. 15, all Pike locations in metro Atlanta will host a free fall gardening class. Nursery experts will take attendees through the process of picking out fall plants and caring for them.

The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is free to attend.

Pike's Gardenfest event, where customers can enjoy complimentary refreshments while surveying a variety of plants and yard decorations, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Much of the merchandise will be on sale during Gardenfest.

Visit pikenursery.com to find your neighborhood Pike and to learn more about the upcoming fall events.

Eat out, raise money, help kids

Eat out, raise money, help kids

MARIETTA, Ga. -- You can do your part this week to curb Georgia's high school dropout rate. All you need to do is eat at one of your favorite restaurants.

On Thursday, Aug. 23, proceeds from restaurants across the state will be donated to Communities in Schools of Georgia, an organization that encourages young people to complete their education and succeed in life.

The sixth annual Dine Out for Kids event hopes to exceed last year's total of $30,000 for children in the state.

Communities in Schools, which has chapters across the country, provides mentoring and after-school services, including parent education, literacy programs and youth leadership opportunities.

Participating Dine Out for Kids restaurants in Cobb County include:

Georgia resumes annual Back-to-School tax free holiday

Georgia resumes annual Back-to-School tax free holiday

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is offering parents a tax holiday on back-to-school goods for the first time since 2009.

The state will temporarily suspend its collection of the sales tax on Aug. 10-11 for general school supplies, some clothing and computers and computer accessories.

Back to School Deals Week of 7\8 - 7\14

Back to School Deals Week of 7\8 - 7\14

Here are some of this weeks best back to school deals. I will be posting every Tuesday deals from Major Atlanta stores to help you get ready for the hoilday. To see a complete list of all the back to school deals check out Pretty Frugal Diva's Back to School Section




Crayola 10 ct Markers or 12 ct Colored Pencils .99

Crayola Wild Notes Journal with Pen $4

Fiskars 5 inch Kids’ Scissors Pointed or Blunt Tip 2/$3

Jubilee Jazz to serenade Vinings Jubilee shoppers

Jubilee Jazz to serenade Vinings Jubilee shoppers

ATLANTA -- The sounds of jazz music will fill the Vinings Jubilee shopping center every Thursday evening in June.

Free jazz performances will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the new Tower Stage. The Vinings Jubilee shops and restaurants -- including Garrison's Broiler & Tap, SOHO, the Vinings Fish Company and the new Café at Pharr -- will stay open late on concert nights.

The performance lineup includes:

* June 7: Mike Kelly
* June 14: Memory Lane Jazz Ensemble
* June 21: Sal Gentille
* June 28: Os Ossos

Vinings Jubilee is located at 4300 Paces Ferry Road.