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Opening night at Movies by Moonlight fun

Opening night at Movies by Moonlight fun

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The weather was fine for a good crowd at opening night of Movies By Moonlight (MBM), sponsored by Leadership Sandy Springs, with the screening of Big Hero 6.

The Midway of Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Activities Center was filled with kids on bouncy castles and playing games, tumbling activities with Jump Start Gym, patting puppies with Fur Kids Animal Rescue and Shelters, spinning a wheel for tickets or novelty items with Medieval Times, fun giveaways with Brilliant Sky Toys and Games, cookie design with Springmont School, a huge fire truck from the Sandy Springs Fire Station, and of course concessions including purple cotton candy.

Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs announces photo contest award ceremony

Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs announces photo contest award ceremony

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Watershed Alliance of Sandy Springs will announce the winners of its first Stream Photo Contest and present their prizes on Sunday, Aug. 30, at the Morgan Falls Overlook Park Pavilion starting at 4 p.m.

Winning entries will be featured in a publication of WASS photo calendars and note cards, available for purchase at the awards ceremony, the 2015 Sandy Springs Festival, and throughout the year. It is the hope of WASS that the calendar will help raise awareness of this valuable but fragile resource residents have in their backyards. 

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Job seekers, get ready! The Unincorporated South Fulton County Economic Development Initiative will host a Career and Resource Expo on Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Movies By Moonlight brings favorites to Sandy Springs

Movies By Moonlight brings favorites to Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Now entering its 11th year, Movies By Moonlight, sponsored by Leadership Sandy Springs, brings back the nostalgia and fun of the outdoor cinema. The free event will span three Friday evenings of Aug. 21, Aug. 28 and Sept. 25.

Movies are projected onto a huge inflatable screen, complete with family entertainment, food and community spirit.  Last year, a total of nearly 7,000 Sandy Springs residents came out to see the open air series on the terraced lawn of the Activity Center at Sandy Springs United Methodist Church.

The series will feature the popular films: Big Hero 6 -2015 Oscar winner for animated film; Home -the endearing film about a loveable alien; and Cinderella, the live-action remake of the 1950 animated classic.

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s annual celebration of Older Americans Month includes an open invitation for seniors, their families and members of the community to participate in Community Days.

Each facility will host a Community Day as a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month, which is recognized in May.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “Get into the Act,” focuses on encouraging older adults to take charge of their health, engage in their communities, and have a positive impact on the lives of others. By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”

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. 

Georgia child abuse victims remembered by Holy Innocents’

Georgia child abuse victims remembered by Holy Innocents’

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- More than 500 children who died in Georgia in 2014 from abuse, neglect, and preventable accidents will be remembered Feb. 28-March 1 during a prayer vigil and service in their memory at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church. 

The vigil, sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta’s Commission on Human Trafficking, begins at sundown on Saturday, Feb. 28, and continues throughout the night. A service will then take place Mar. 1 at 4 p.m. Donations and offerings received during the service will be designated to end violence and trafficking.

The church is located at 805 Mt. Vernon Highway NW, near Sandy Springs