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Milton to host $40 rain barrel workshop

Milton to host $40 rain barrel workshop

MILTON, Ga. -- In conjunction with the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and Milton Grows Green, the city of Milton will host a rain barrel workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

The workshop will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will cost $40. It will be at the Bethwell Community Center.

The $40 price tag includes water conservation tips, advice on maintaining a landscape with minimal water use and, of course, the 60-gallon rain barrel that has the potential to save homeowners 1,300 gallons of water during the summer.

All rain barrels must be pre-ordered. Attendees can now pay for them online.

Teen Advocacy Group to hold open house

Teen Advocacy Group to hold open house

MILTON, Ga. -- The city of Milton has partnered with the non-profit Teen Advocacy Group (TAG) to offer programs and activities to residents.

TAG is hosting an open house for children, ages six to 18, and their parents at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Bethwell Community Center.

During the meeting, TAG counselors will familiarize Milton residents with the program and answer questions on programs that affect children and how they approach life's challenges.

Classes to be offered include such topics as:

* Bullying
* Peer pressure
* Dating
* Body image
* Violence and abuse
* Substance abuse
* Pregnancy
* HIV/AIDS and STIs/STDs

TAG also offers a parent lecture series that features a psychiatrist, athletic recruiter, obesity physician and scholarship expert.

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)

Highway 9 planning meet to take place Oct. 27

Highway 9 planning meet to take place Oct. 27

MILTON, Ga. -- Want to have a say in the future of Milton's most populated district?

A kickoff meeting for the Ga. 9 planning study is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at City Hall.

"The Ga. 9 corridor is vital to Milton economically and for its visibility as a gateway and potential to be a truly walkable mix of residential, office and commercial uses that does not ignore Milton's equestrial heritage," said city planner Michele McIntosh-Ross. "We need residents to participate in this planning process and help define the area's future."

Alpharetta, Milton to co-host Sept. 11 memorial service

Alpharetta, Milton to co-host Sept. 11 memorial service

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Two North Fulton cities have teamed up to host a 9-11 Memorial Service in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the most devastating terrorist attack on the United States.

Join officials from Alpharetta and Milton at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 at the City of Alpharetta Memorial Park to honor those who serve their communities and remember those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

According to Alpharetta Public Information Officer George Gordon, the event will include a presentation of colors, guest speakers, a wreath-laying and a releasing of doves.

The City of Alpharetta Memorial Park is located on the front lawn of Department of Public Safety headquarters at 2565 Old Milton Parkway.

Road paving begins Tuesday

Road paving begins Tuesday

MILTON, Ga. -- Milton will begin its second round of road patching and repair projects on Tuesday, Aug. 16.

The work is expected to last 45 days, weather permitting, said Carter Lucas, Milton director of Public Works. Crews will work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and all roads will stay open throughout paving, but will be reduced to one lane.

"Drivers should expect delays in the work areas and find alternate routes if possible," Lucas said.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.