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Fulton County celebrates 100 years of Cooperative Extension

Fulton County celebrates 100 years of Cooperative Extension

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- On Tuesday, Apr. 29, residents can join Fulton County Cooperative Extension as they celebrate 100 years of life-long learning made possible by the signing of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, which established the national agency.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fulton County Government Center located at 141 Pryor Street, SE in Downtown Atlanta.

The public event at the Fulton County Government Center will feature special guest speakers, live music, the nationally recognized Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market and a “butterfly release” to signify 100 years of pollinating information into the lives of Fulton County residents.

Ga. Connections Academy accepting students for 2014-15 school year

Ga. Connections Academy accepting students for 2014-15 school year

(WXIA) -- A few seats are still available at Georgia Connections Academy for the 2014-15 school year.

Georgia Connections Academy is a virtual K-12 public school that allows students to learn at their own pace. It is fully accredited and open to all school-age Georgia children.

"We are enrolling 1,000 additional students across all grade levels for the coming academic year," lead principal Heather Robinson said in a release. "We have a waiting list as we open enrollment, so we encourage parents to get their applications in now."

Georgia Connections Academy will hold a number of information sessions across the state for parents who want to know more. Additional enrollment information is available at connectionsacademy.com/georgia-virtual-school.

Upcoming information sessions in the Atlanta area include:

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School shows 'A Heart for the Arts'

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School shows 'A Heart for the Arts'

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- On Friday, Feb. 21, the Holy Innocents' Episcopal School (HIES) Fine Arts Alliance presented "A Heart for the Arts," a biennial event that celebrates the artistic talents of the HIES community and raises funds to support and improve the school's fine arts program.

This year's art and jewelry show, luncheon, and fashion show took place at Summerour Studio and included a cocktail brunch by Carole Parks Catering, fashions from Atlanta retailers Tootsies and Miller Brothers Limited, and a live auction featuring a pair of tickets to the 2014 Lela Rose Fall Runway Show at New York Fashion Week—with luxury accommodations at New York City's InterContinental Hotel.

As a special nod to the event’s 10-year anniversary, Fine Arts Alliance presidents from the past 10 years were< honored. Members of the school community also served as models for the live runway show.

Sprite supports Atlanta urban business owners

Sprite supports Atlanta urban business owners

ATLANTA -- On Feb. 25, Atlanta Tastemakers gathered at Terminal West for Sprite's P.O.U.R., a VIP celebration that spotlighted creators, innovators, and entrepreneurs in the community.

The energy in the building was as electrifying as business cards were exchanged over Sprite-tinis and bite-sized crackers spread with pimento cheese and bacon crumbles. Although the vibe of the event was urban and casual in dress, P.O.U.R. brought together enthusiasts of art and culture where race was not defined.

For more on this story, including a full photo gallery, visit tastemakermag.com.

Race this weekend: Back on My Feet

Race this weekend: Back on My Feet

ATLANTA -- Women everywhere are invited to participate in a 5K fundraiser this weekend.

The Back on My Feet 5K will benefit City of Refuge, a non-profit organization that helps "Atlanta's last, lost and least," according to its website.

The race will be held Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9 a.m. at City of Refuge. Advance registration is $35. Those who just want to attend a post-race breakfast and City of Refuge tour can do so for $25. It costs $50 to participate in the race, tour and breakfast.

Finishers will receive flowers and Mizuno technical T-shirts. Prizes will also be awarded to the top runners.

Learn more and sign up at backonmyfeet.org. Online registration closes Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 11:59 p.m.

City of Refuge is located at 1300 Joseph E. Boone Boulevard NW in Atlanta.

MARTA reschedules Adamsville Workforce Development bus operator recruitment

MARTA reschedules Adamsville Workforce Development bus operator recruitment

ATLANTA -- MARTA has rescheduled bus operator recruitment from Friday, Jan. 31 to Friday, Feb. 7 at Fulton County’s Adamsville Workforce Development Office.

The deadline for completion of customer service assessments has been moved to Wednesday, Feb. 5. Adamsville is located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Before visiting Adamsville, all applicants must take the following steps:

Adamsville Workforce Development to host MARTA bus operator recruitment

Adamsville Workforce Development to host MARTA bus operator recruitment

ATLANTA -- The Office of Workforce Development in the Adamsville Regional Health Center will host MARTA for bus operator recruitment.

The recruitment will be held on Friday, Jan 31. Recruiters are seeking full-time bus operators. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with MARTA human resources personnel about the position.

Adamsville is located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Business attire is required to participate in the recruitment.

Before visiting Adamsville, all applicants must take the following steps: