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Weekend Weather and Tropical Update

Tired of the wedge yet?  That east wind that brought in the clouds and cooler air yesterday is sticking with us for a big part of the weekend.  We will continue with weather today that will be very similar to what we had yesterday.  Expect a good coverage of clouds with only a few thin spots in the clouds at times to allow just a few peeks of sun here and there. 

That east wind brings in a shallow layer of cool air at the surface.  That will keep our temps in the lower 70s today.  Our high yesterday was 72.  The wedge will be slow to break.  I expect the clouds to hold with us Sunday.  We may have a few more breaks in the clouds Sunday which will help temperatures to get up to 75.

WEEKEND EVENTS: JapanFest, Hayden's Walk and Falcons

WEEKEND EVENTS: JapanFest, Hayden's Walk and Falcons

ATLANTA -- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

The East Atlanta Village will be action-packed, this weekend. Come out for the 14th Annual East Atlanta Strut, which is a yearly one day extravaganza which includes live music, comedy, a 5K Run/Walk, Artists Market and food. The village is located at the intersection of Glenwood and Flat Shoals Road and the festival begins at 10:00 a.m.

The How Sweet the Sound Choir and Gospel Concert will be held at Philips Arena on Saturday, September 17. Organizers want you to “raise your praise hands ad experience and anointing as incredible choirs and gospel celebrities rock the house during this empowering evening”.

LOCAL PROFILE: Sawanda Spinks, President of Georgia Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation

LOCAL PROFILE: Sawanda Spinks, President of Georgia Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation

ATLANTA – Sawanda Spinks was eight-months-pregnant when she learned her first child would be born with hydrocephalus.

“I had never heard of it; I didn’t know what it was but when I heard the risks, I started crying; I couldn’t take listening to that”, she said.

Spinks had gone into the emergency room for a pulled muscle but when she left her life was changed, forever.

Hydrocephalus is a condition that affects 1-in-500 infants. The condition, also known as having “water on the brain”, happens when fluid accumulates on the brain and in the skull cavities.

As any first-time parent would Spinks visited countless specialists, searching for good news, before she would give birth to her son a month later; she heard none.

“Doctors didn’t give us much hope but they were doing their job, they’re supposed to tell you the worst case scenario”.   

“We heard it all.

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CURE KIDS: Christopher Berger

CURE KIDS: Christopher Berger

BUCKHEAD, Ga. – Christopher Berger’s life changed on April 6, 2001 he had recently celebrated his eleventh birthday and was, shortly after, diagnosed with a brain tumor.

For weeks Chris had been experiencing headaches, dizziness, double vision and general discomfort; he had the tumor removed but, after surgery, his pathology report indicated that the tumor was malignant and he was diagnosed with medulloblastoma.

After treatment, he entered Marist as a seventh-grade-student and began playing golf because it wasn’t as physically strenuous as other sports. Berger made it through junior high, high school and was accepted to the Georgia Tech Honors Program. He recently celebrated his 21st birthday and plans to enter seminary.

BEST SPOTS: National Creme-filled Donut Day

BEST SPOTS: National Creme-filled Donut Day

ATLANTA – Move over cupcakes, it’s National Crème-filled Donut Day. Every September 14th, donut lovers and people who want an excuse to feed their sweet tooth rush out to local bakeries and stock-up on crème-filled donuts until their heart’s content. Check out these local bakeries before the day is over and get your fill.

Popular Westside doughnut shop, Sublime Doughnuts, features the “A-Town Cream”, which is a hybrid between a Boston Crème pie and a doughnut. According to their website, the doughnut is filled with “silky custard and topped with Belgian Calllebault dark chocolate” and shaped into an A. Sublime Doughnuts is located at 535 Tenth Street in Atlanta.

For northern suburb dwellers, Dutch Monkey Doughnuts is home to an original Boston Crème doughnut.

Fulton Co. hosting foreclosure prevention fair Sept. 24

Fulton Co. hosting foreclosure prevention fair Sept. 24

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Department of Housing and Human Services' Office of Housing and Community Development are hosting a foreclosure prevention fair on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The fair will be held at Atlanta's Westlake High School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Counselors will be on hand to provide foreclosure counseling and assistance. The counselors will help homeowners assess their current situation and determine if the homeowners qualify for the Obama Administration's Making Home Affordable program.

The Making Home Affordable program helps homeowners get refinancing or loan modifications to help them stay in their homes.

Participants need to bring two copies of the following documents to obtain assistance at the fair: