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Students and Parents Encouraged to Attend College Fair on Tuition Assistance

Atlanta, GA--  Councilman Aaron Watson and School Board member, Yolanda Johnson have teamed up with The Scholarship Academy in an effort to help Atlanta students and parents secure funding for college.  The "I am College Material" Fair will take place on Wednesday 11/17 from 4pm-8pm at the Atrium in Atlanta City Hall.

The Federal Pell Grant and Georgia HOPE are both facing major shortages in the coming years, and the councilman want families to start planning now for their educational futures.

The Scholarship Academy is a local nonprofit scholarship preparatory program that has launched this "I am College Material" Scholarship Fair.  

The event will introduce “average students” to the private scholarship application process.

Founder of the Sweet Auburn Festival to be Remembered at Ebenezer Church 11/5

Atlanta, GA--  One of "Sweet Auburn" Avenue's greatest promoters, Charles E. Johnson, will be remembered and praised for exemplary service to Atlanta's "beloved community," and in particular, awakening the spirit of the Fourth Ward and "Sweet Auburn" Avenue for nearly three decades by highlighting the historicity of the downtown area locale which accentuated African-American business, entertainment and religious sites for more than one-half century.

National Black Arts Festival Presents "An Evening with Robert Smalls" on Nov. 4th

Atlanta, GA--  NBAF’s (National Black Arts Festival) Education and Public Programs division invites the greater Atlanta community to join them on Thursday, November 4, 2010, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Auburn Avenue Research Library as they present ‘An Evening with Robert Smalls’.  A distinguished American hero, Robert Smalls’ story is one of triumph, perseverance and determination. Born enslaved in 1839 under the influence of the Lowcountry Gullah Culture, Robert Smalls would later free himself and his family by commandeering a Confederate transport ship, the USS Planter, to freedom in Charleston harbor.

8th Annual Downtown Development Day to Give Updates on Downtown's Newest Developments

Atlanta, GA--  Central Atlanta Progress, in partnership with Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Atlanta, is hosting the eighth annual Downtown Development Day. The half-day event will include an update on the Georgia Aquarium and downtown development, announcement of two awards, breakout sessions with expert panels, an event expo and optional streetcar tour of Downtown.

Home Depot co-founder and Georgia Aquarium benefactor Bernie Marcus will give an update about the aquarium via video. CAP President A.J. Robinson will provide updates on Downtown’s newest developments and those in the planning stages. Atlanta magazine Publisher Sean McGinnis will present the Downtown Design Excellence Award and CAP will also present the Downtown Atlanta Economic Impact Award to a major Atlanta company.

 WHEN:  Nov. 4, 7:15 a.m.

District 2 City Councilmember Kwanza Hall Named in The Sunday Paper's Top 100 List

Atlanta, GA--  Kwanza Hall has succesfully and vigorously represented District 2 and its 13 neighborhoods since he was elected to the Atlanta City Council in 2005.  The newest issue of The Sunday Paper has named him to their "SP 100" list not only as the "smoothest man in Atlanta," but for leading causes that matter to his neighborhoods.

PARKAtlanta has created much buzz and despair to Atlanta drivers in the past months as 11Alive News has reported.  Councilman Hall is recognized by The Sunday Paper as being the first councilmember to protest ParkAtlanta and their tough parking enforcement practices.

Metromix Atlanta’s Cutest Dog Contest

Atlanta, GA--  Do you have the cutest dog in Atlanta?  Everyone thinks their pup is the cutest, but now it's time to put your pooch to the test!  Submit your dog’s photo for the Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest! Entries will be accepted until September 26, 2010.  Here’s the link to enter: www.atlanta.metromix.com/cutestdogcontest . 

Councilman Kwanza Hall will be Showcasing the Old 4th Ward on Public Broadcasting, Tonight at 7pm

Atlanta, GA-- Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall will join residents of Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood for the premier of BlockHeads – a new show featuring neighborhoods that are improving themselves one property and block at a time.

 “The Old Fourth Ward is on a roll,” said Hall. “It’s great to see our residents and businesses acknowledged for the part they are playing in the block-by-block progress of one of intown Atlanta’s most dynamic neighborhoods.”

The show will debut tonight Wednesday September 8th at 7 pm.

Old Fourth Ward residents will gather for a viewing party at Noni's Deli and Bar on Edgewood Avenue for the 7 p.m. premier.

The show’s name denotes the singular commitment of urban dwellers to their neighbors and the revitalization and sustainability of their neighborhoods.