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4th Annual Chanukah Celebration & Grand Menorah Lighting

4th Annual Chanukah Celebration & Grand Menorah Lighting

 

Chanukah -The Festival of Lights- for many of us brings back fond memories of childhood years and serves to renew our sense of identity. The Chanukah lights provide us with warmth, joy, strength and inspiration. Such is the purpose of a community-wide celebration to be held at the Downtown Woodstock Park this Chanukah.  The universal message that ultimately good will prevail over evil, freedom over oppression and light over darkness shines at this special holiday time.

The Chabad Jewish Center along with Jewish business leaders invites the entire community to celebrate the Festival of Lights at the 4th annual public Menorah lighting ceremony. The grand Chanukah celebration will begin at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 20, in the Downtown Woodstock Park with the lighting of the ten-foot menorah followed by music and delicious, hot latkes.

Girl Scouts Use Cookie Sale Proceeds to Help Local School

Girl Scouts Use Cookie Sale Proceeds to Help Local School

As a service project, Girl Scout Junior Troop 28253 purchased new flowers and decorations to beautify the main entrance at Carmel Elementary School.  They also spent the next day picking up debris, dead-heading plants, and weeding the beds around the school. 

The Troop learned about planting and maintaining flower beds while doing a great project to help the school. 

The girls use proceeds from their cookie sales for service projects throughout the year, this is the 4th time they have planted flowers/bushes at their school.  The girls have also planned a service project for the school library for the holidays, and they will again donate proceeds from their cookie sales towards a service project this spring. 

Girl Scout Junior Troop 28253 is based out of Carmel Elementary and is comprised of 4th and 5th graders. 

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.   

Veterans eat for free at Applebee's

Veterans eat for free at Applebee's

ATLANTA -- Applebee's expects to serve more than one million free meals to veterans and active duty military this Veterans Day.

This is the third year in a row that the Kansas City, Mo.-based chain restaurant has held its Thank You Movement to show appreciation for the brave men and women who serve our country.

And part of that movement includes allowing members of the military to eat for free on Friday, Nov. 11.

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Active duty military members and veterans can receive their free food from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Metro Atlanta Applebee's locations include:

Athens
* 2226 West Broad Street

Urban Active Holds Food Drive To Help Feed Less Fortunate This Thanksgiving

Urban Active Holds Food Drive To Help Feed Less Fortunate This Thanksgiving

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Carmel Elementary Partners with Woodstock Nursing Home

Carmel Elementary Partners with Woodstock Nursing Home

 

Carmel Elementary students learn while serving the community throughout the year as part of their nationally recognized Service Learning program.  Mrs. D’Ambrosio’s second grade class enjoyed participating in the learn and serve project partnering with the Woodstock Nursing Home. The class collected and donated small personal items such as tissues, lotions, etc. to the Woodstock Nursing Home and also created Halloween cards for the residents. Assistant Principal Dr. Pam Green said, "We are so proud of our students and faculty who embrace our Service Learning program.  It is exciting to see the joy and pride the students have knowing they are helping others.  We hope this stays with our students throughout their academic and personal lives. Great job kids!"

Carmel ES students have been nationally recognized for their community service projects since the induction of Service Learning school‐wide in 2005.