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AJC Peachtree Road Race highlights

AJC Peachtree Road Race highlights

ATLANTA -- Tens of thousands of people from across the region and the world marked Independence Day with an Atlanta tradition, the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4
Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers this Fourth of July Georgia Optometric Association Offers Tips to Celebrate the Holiday Safely

BEST SPOTS: To Run in the City

BEST SPOTS: To Run in the City

ATLANTA -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of best places to run for beginners, intermediate and advanced runners.

Recently, running has risen in popularity due to people discovering the different benefits it offers. Running has been proven to lessen stress, aid in weight loss and can serve as a method of meditation. According to the Seattle Times, 26.5 million people in the US run 50 days out of the year.

  • Beginners Routes

The Silver Comet Trail is known as “the only truly flat place you can run in Atlanta”. The trail starts near Mavell Road in Smyrna and runs all the way to the Georgia/Alabama line, near Cedartown and Esom. The trail is a favorite among runners searching for a leisurely stroll and good scenery.

A Father's Day Giveaway

A Father's Day Giveaway
Nothing says Father’s Day like a day at the ballpark.  And what better ballpark than Turner Field, cheering on the Braves!   KidVentures plans local field trips for parents & kids all over town!  They do all the hard work so you don’t have to!  With a ton of fun things planned this summer, they are sure to have something that you & your kids will enjoy.  Be sure to follow their adventures on their Facebook page.

One such adventure is a fun tour of Turner Field on Father’s Day Weekend – Saturday, June 18th.

Henry County Parks and Recreation to sponsor Kayak and Fishing Day

Henry County Parks and Recreation to sponsor Kayak and Fishing Day

Locost Grove --  The Henry County Parks and Recreation Department’s Therapeutic Recreation Division, along with the Georgia Kayak Fishing Foundation, is sponsoring a Kayak and Fishing Field Day for the special needs community on June 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cubihatcha Outdoor Center.

Attendees will enjoy a fun day on the water at the beautiful Cubihatcha Outdoor Center and all of the gear needed for both kayaking and fishing, including life vests, will be provided free of charge, as well as lunch from Shane’s Rib Shack.

According to Terry Nash, the Georgia Kayak Fishing Foundation has been instrumental in planning the event and securing funds, food and equipment for this special day for those with special needs and their families.

“These guys just really have a passion for this sport and they‘ve made it possible for us to host this event.