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Fulton County kicks off Federal Older Americans Act

Fulton County kicks off Federal Older Americans Act

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County will begin its annual celebration of Older Americans Month with a proclamation which will be presented during the Board of Commissioners meeting at 10 a.m. on May 6, in the Assembly Hall of the Fulton County Government Center at 141 Pryor Street.

The proclamation is a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month and the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Older Americans Act.  This national legislation was signed in July 1965 by President Johnson in order to establish services for older Americans. 

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Sciencepalooza: Science fun for everyone

Sciencepalooza: Science fun for everyone

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Computerized turtle races, demonstrations with 3D printers, and virtual reality experiences were just some of the events featured at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School's (HIES) Sciencepalooza April 21.

The 3-year-old event, designed to kindle an interest in science careers and hobbies among Upper-Schoolers, included demonstrations this year on: Crime Scene Investigation techniques involving blood spatter and fingerprinting; the science of baseball; and rocket-launching. Students rotated through the presentations, hands-on activities, and booths, following their own interests.

Michael Merlin named to Chairman’s Club at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Michael Merlin named to Chairman’s Club at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

ATLANTA -- Morgan Stanley announced that Michael Merlin, a managing director and financial advisor in its wealth management office in Atlanta has been named to the firm’s prestigious Chairman’s Club, an elite group composed of the firm’s top financial advisors.

The appointment recognizes Michael’s consistent creativity and excellence in providing a wide range of investment products and wealth management services to his clients.

Michael, who has been with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management since 1998, is an Atlanta native. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. Michael currently lives in Sandy Springs with his wife, Caren, and sons, Jonathan and Ryan.  

For more information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com.

Fulton County Fire Rescue Department urges residents to protect against CO poisoning

Fulton County Fire Rescue Department urges residents to protect against CO poisoning

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Fire Rescue Department urges every resident to learn the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 150 people in the Unites States die every year from accidental non-fire-related CO poisoning associated with consumer products, including generators and other products including faulty, improperly-used or incorrectly-vented fuel-burning appliances such as furnaces, stoves, water heaters and fireplaces.

“Because CO is odorless, colorless, and otherwise undetectable to the human senses, people may not know that they are being exposed,” states Chief Larry Few, Fulton County Fire Rescue Department. “Although the popularity of carbon monoxide alarms has been growing in recent years, it cannot be assumed that everyone is familiar with the hazards of carbon monoxide poisoning in the home.”

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Lucinda W. Bunnen exhibition opens in Ventulett Gallery

Lucinda W. Bunnen exhibition opens in Ventulett Gallery

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Atlanta photographer, author, and patron of the arts Lucinda Weil Bunnen brings her special view of the world to Holy Innocents’ Ventulett Gallery on Thursday, April 23. The public is invited to a reception with refreshments from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In this one exhibition, Bunnen will share works from two of her collections: “2010 Patzcuaro, Mexico” and “2012 Havana, Cuba.”

Bunnen is known in the Atlanta area, particularly, for The Lucinda Weil Bunnen Photography Gallery, which opened at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art last year. Her works have been on display at the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Smithsonian. And her collections have also been shown in national, international, and regional juried shows such as: “Atlanta Artists in Buenos Aires” in Argentina; “Atlanta in France” in Toulouse, France; and “New Southern Photography: Between Myth and Reality” at the Burden Gallery in New York City. 

Sandy Springs 'founding mother,' first mayor passes away


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – The woman credited for leading the charge to create the city of Sandy Springs passed away on Sunday. Eva Galambos, the first mayor of the city, died after a battle with cancer. She was 87.

Galambos was remembered fondly by current city officials.

"This is a great loss for the city and a great loss personally. Eva was truly our city mother. Her efforts led to the city's creation. She cared and nurtured the city, and the strength of our community is due greatly to her unwavering love and devotion to creating something better for us all," current Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul said in a statement.

The push to incorporate the city of Sandy Springs began in 1966 in response to an effort to annex the land into the city of Atlanta, according to a city statement. In 1976, Galambos began leading the the fight for residents to form their own government.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.