Thursday, May 16, 2013
The afternoon event is held at the Morgan Falls Athletic Complex. All proceeds benefit the Community Assistance Center, which has served families in need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody.
The Community Assistance Center holds its first annual Food `n Fun Festival, Sunday, at the Morgan Falls Athletic Complex. The afternoon event includes a Hunger Awareness Walk, parade, Frisbee golf, a kids zone, arts and crafts, live music and food. Bring food for the team food drive contest. Prizes will be awarded to the team that raises the most amount of food. It’s all to help raise awareness of the CAC and help combat hunger and homelessness in the community. Proceeds will benefit the CAC, which has served families in need in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody since 1987. The festival is held from 1-5 p.m. The Morgan Falls Athletic Complex is located at 450 Morgan Falls Road,
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The Global Imports Sandy Springs Cycling Challenge is the culmination in a series of seven races – aka Speed Week.
Thursday, April 11
Sandy Springs' premiere cycling event returns on May 5. The Global Imports Sandy Springs Cycling Challenge is the culmination in a series of seven races – aka Speed Week - in the USA Crit Championship Series. It features the best criterium cyclists in the world racing the downtown streets of seven southern cities. Starting on April 27, cyclists race in Athens, Roswell, Tybee Island, Walterboro, S.C., Spartanburg, S.C., Belmont, N.C., and finally Sandy Springs. Global Imports Cycling Challenge is the inspiration of Sandy Springs City Councilwoman Dianne Fries, who is also the event organizer. The event is in its sixth year. “Our hope was that the event would draw together local business and residents, and it’s been great to see the …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Sandy Springs resident Winnie Sanders founded Caring is Giving, a free service that helps family caregivers find personal care homes and assisted living residences for their loved ones.
Inspiration is a big part of Winnie Sanders' journey. Yes, she's inspiring, but the way she was inspired during her bout with breast cancer changed the course of Sander's life. Social workers and healthcare professionals guided her when she felt discouraged. “The Susan Komen Foundation set up different organizations that help,” Sanders said. “There was a hotline I would call in the wee hours of the morning. I would just talk and let it all out to a woman I never met. I would just cry and she would say, ‘I’m not letting you off the line until you’re okay.’ “ That kind of support inspired Sanders to want to help others. She founded Caring is Giving, a free service that helps family caregivers find personal care homes and assisted living …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Former Cubs player Stewart is an honorary guest at the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Annual Gala on Saturday. He has a baseball program called L.E.A.D. for at-risk youth. Stewart has also been a mentor of Atlanta Braves player Jason Heyward for years.
Late one night in 1998, during World Series-mania, I walked past a few African American kids playing baseball on a lower Manhattan street, using a broomstick as a bat, and a shoe as a ball. They were having a blast. Most young African American males had a different take on baseball back then, says C.J. Stewart, a native Atlantan and former player for the Chicago Cubs. “Baseball was the popular sport in the black community,” said Stewart. He graduated from Westlake High School in 1994. Stewart is an honorary guest at the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs Annual Gala on Saturday night. The black tie optional event is held at the Dunwoody Country Club. Stewart has been a mentor of Atlanta Braves player Jason Heyward, for years, through his …
The 22nd annual event by the Sandy Springs Society takes place 10 a.m.-6 p.m., today and Saturday at the former Tom Jumper Chevrolet lot at 7200 Roswell Road.
Tossed Out Treasures' Thursday night preview party has become as popular as the two-day market event. The 22nd annual event by the Sandy Springs Society takes place 10 a.m.-6 p.m., today and Saturday at the former Tom Jumper Chevrolet lot at 7200 Roswell Road. “We have some incredible antiques this year,” said Joan Plunkett, event chairwoman. Tossed out Treasures is a major fundraiser for the charitable organization. Sandy Springs Society reports they donated $145,192 to non-profits in 2012. Since the group was founded in 1989, they have donated nearly $2.4 Million in total to charities. Thursday night’s preview party was expected to welcome 300 people who wanted first dibs on items. Admission to the catered event was $30. Items are …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donates water rescue equipment worth more than $13,000 to Sandy Springs Fire Rescue, Tuesday. The equipment will be used to rescue victims from the Chattahoochee River.
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Tuesday, March 19
Information provided by Sharon Kraun Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation will present water rescue equipment to the Sandy Springs Fire Rescue Department, Tuesday, at the restaurants Glendridge Drive location. It’s will be used for rescuing victims from the Chattahoochee River. The equipment includes ten dry suits, one women’s tropos, 13 pairs of boots, pulleys, riggings, Steril HTP ropes, four rope bags and two Carlson River Boards worth more than $13,800. In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety entities. Through the non-profit, Firehouse Subs has donated $5.7 million in…
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Harrison Franklin is a Boy Scout with Troop 266 from Dunwoody United Methodist Church.
Norths Springs sophomore and Boy Scout Harrison Franklin recently completed an Eagle Scout project at the Community Assistance Center. The project upgraded the Food Pantry Entrance/Client Waiting Area. “I was volunteering at CAC’s food pantry and I saw the waiting area needed some work so I decided to do my Eagle Scout project here because it’s used by a lot of people and it would make a big impact,” said Franklin, 16, a Boy Scout with Troop 266 from Dunwoody United Methodist Church. He recruited 10 volunteers to help. They painted walls, scraped floors, installed baseboards, repaired a hole in the wall, and added a storage area for cardboard boxes. A carpenter installed a new counter at the pick-up window and the electrical outlet for …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Nearby Sandy Springs: Members of the local Bar Association volunteer at North Fulton Community Charities.
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Wednesday, March 13
North Fulton atorneys took a day off from depositions, filing briefs and motions, closings and courtrooms to instead spend a day helping sort, organize and clean at North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) on Saturday, March 9. Members of the North Fulton Bar Association participated in a day of service at NFCC. The group spent several hours sorting toys and clothes, organizing shelves, and cleaning the thrift shop and back room areas, according to Todd Ashley, an assistant district attorney and the secretary of the Bar Association. The group also assisted with loading and unloading furniture. They donated approximately 75 cans of food while they were there, too. "Giving back to the community is very important to the North Fulton Bar …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Sandy Springs senior started the project in February 2012. The new structure replaced the original 20-year old bridge that was damaged by lightning in 2011.
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Tuesday, March 12
Provided by Rebekah Henry Murphy A sturdy new bridge at Heritage Green is now open to foot traffic, thanks to an enterprising young Eagle Scout. Preston Stewart, 18, of Sandy Springs, researched, planned and built the structure as his Eagle Scout Service Project, which replaced the original 20-year old bridge that was damaged by lightning in 2011. "It was inspiring to watch Preston take on this project which helped him earn his Boy Scout Eagle rank," said Carol Thompson, Executive Director of Heritage Sandy Springs. "The bridge crosses a stream at an especially picturesque place at Heritage Green. It will serve as a safe and needed footpath..." Stewart, a Riverwood International Charter School senior who joined Troop 74 in 2006, …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Below is a general break down of assistance clients received in 2012 according to CAC chairman Bob Levinson. The non-profit serves Sandy Springs and Dunwoody residents in need.
Monday, March 11
The Community Assistance Center held its annual meeting, last week, at Dunwoody United Methodist Church. Below is an overall break down of client assistance, according to CAC chairman Bob Levinson. The non-profit serves Sandy Springs and Dunwoody residents in need.