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Ray's on the River celebrates 30 years

Ray's on the River celebrates 30 years

Taste of Atlanta announces 2014 restaurant lineup

Taste of Atlanta announces 2014 restaurant lineup

ATLANTA –- More than 90 of Atlanta’s most notable and on-the-rise restaurants have signed on to participate in this year’s Taste of Atlanta, which will take place October 24-26 in Midtown at Tech Square.

With eateries featured from both inside and outside the Perimeter, festival-goers will be able to savor truly authentic flavors that represent every corner of the city.

New this year, to help attendees pinpoint their local favorites or discover new dining treasures during Taste of Atlanta, the festival will take food lovers on a culinary tour through the city’s many diverse neighborhoods.

Leadership Sandy Springs' kicks off Movies By Moonlight with 'Frozen'

Leadership Sandy Springs' kicks off Movies By Moonlight with 'Frozen'

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Leadership Sandy Springs presents the 10th annual Movies by Moonlight beginning tonight: three Friday evenings of FREE quality entertainment and family fun. Shown on the terraced lawn of Sandy Springs United Methodist Church’s Activity Center, the kickoff film will be the blockbuster hit Frozen, shown on a huge inflatable screen. 

While the movies don’t begin until dark, food will be available for purchase via onsite food trucks such as Yumbii and Chef Rob’s Additionally, guests will be treated to entertainment and film studio novelties from Cinemoms, and LSS has kids in mind with inflatable amusements in the Kids Zone, along with games and concessions.

Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market ends season Aug. 27

Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmers Market ends season Aug. 27

FULTON COUNTY, ga. -- On Wednesday, August 27 at 10 a.m., Fulton County Cooperative Extension will celebrate the successful fourth season of the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market. This year, the program provided approximately 31.5 tons of fresh produce to more than 6,900 residents in 24 Fulton County communities.

The celebration will take place at Berean seventh Day Adventist Church located at 291 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive, Atlanta and is open to all Fulton County residents.

The closing ceremony will include comments from Chairman John Eaves, Fulton County Board of Commissioners and Valeria Pickard, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Fulton Fresh was founded in 2011 as part of Fulton County’s continuous effort to address health disparities. Communities served by the seasonal program benefit from the delivery of fresh produce, nutrition education and were taught how to prepare tasty, healthy meals with the produce they received. 

GDOT to hold hearings on major highway project

GDOT to hold hearings on major highway project

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Members of the public are invited to attend one of several hearings about the Georgia Department of Transportation's plans to reconstruction the Interstate 285 and Georgia 400 interchange.

The proposed project would begin, on I-285, west of Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, and extend to east of Ashford Dunwoody Road in neighboring Dunwoody.

On Georgia 400, it would begin just south of the Glenridge Connector and extend north to the Hammond Drive interchange area.

Possible improvements to the roads include:

* Construction of barrier-separated lanes along I-285 and Ga. 400

* Reconstruction of existing ramps between the two highways

* Building new flyover bridges and reconstructing the existing ones

* Construction of braided ramps to eliminate conflicts between traffic entering and exiting Ga. 400

Workforce Investment Act Board Task Force meeting scheduled for Monday

Workforce Investment Act Board Task Force meeting scheduled for Monday

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Workforce Preparation and Employment System – Workforce Investment Act Board (FCWPES-WIA) Board Development, Visibility and Influence Committee Task Force will meet on Monday, August 18 at 2 p.m. in the Adamsville Regional Health Center on the second floor.

The Adamsville Regional Health Center is located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta.

The FCWPES-WIA Board oversees activities related to providing an environment that supports a skilled and trained workforce and creating innovative programs that serve the changing needs of employers and the business community.

WIA helps Georgia move toward a comprehensive, customer-focused workforce investment system where Job Seeker and Employer customers alike can access a wide range of workforce-related tools and information needed to manage their work activities. Services are provided through a network of One-Stop Centers statewide.

Movies by Moonlight begins Aug. 22

Movies by Moonlight begins Aug. 22

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Leadership Sandy Springs will present the 10th annual Movies by Moonlight: three Friday evenings of free quality entertainment and family fun.

Shown on the terraced lawn of Sandy Springs United Methodist Church’s Activity Center, it’s a drive-in movie and block party all rolled into one. Unwind after a long week and enjoy the outdoor movie night on a huge inflatable screen with family and friends at this great community event. 

The movies do not begin until dark but food will be available for purchase via onsite food trucks such as Yumbii and Chef Rob’s. Additionally, guests will be treated to entertainment and novelties from local schools, and LSS has kids in mind with inflatable amusements in the Kids Zone, along with games and concessions.