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Subway celebrates 500th Metro Atlanta store

Subway celebrates 500th Metro Atlanta store

ATLANTA -- With the arrival of several new stores this month, Subway celebrates the opening of more than 500 stores in Metro Atlanta since its first location in 1977.

This milestone is a testament to the Subway brand and the franchisees who have made it so successful in the Atlanta area -- not to mention the world, as Subway is the planet's largest restaurant chain with over 34,000 locations.

"We continue to offer a dining experience that meets the changing tastes and needs of our loyal patrons, so it is no surprise to see this important achievement," said Christi Estis, director of operations for Subway Development of Atlanta. "We could not have reached this milestone without the dedication of our model franchisees and employees.

BEST SPOTS: The Atlanta Braves #BravesBash

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves held their first #BravesBash social media event on Sunday evening after a matchup against the Chicago Cubs.

Although Dan Uggla broke his 33-game streak an hour before, he and all of his teammates put their smiles on and were perfectly poised to chat with fans from across the United States.

The Braves steamed a behind-the-scenes look at their first effort on their website. The event had multiple stations for fan interaction: they hosted a Conference Call, Skype with Fans, they moderated a Twitter conversation, streamed Peter Moylan’s talkshow which was named by his Twitter followers and hosted simultaneous online chats.

As a result of the effort, the team gained about 3,000 Twitter followers and acquired 16,500 Facebook likes.

Lekotek of Georgia to hold 4 Mile Roadrace and Fun Run

Lekotek of Georgia to hold 4 Mile Roadrace and Fun Run

DUNWOODY – On August 27, Lekotek of Georgia will be holding a four mile road race and race-walk and one mile fun run at Georgia Perimeter’s Dunwoody campus. Lekotek is a nonprofit organization that supports Georgia children with Down syndrome, spina bifda, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, autism, visual and hearing impairments and developmental delays.

According to the release, the one mile fun run begins at 9:00 am. All participants receive a multi-colored 100% cotton long sleeve t-shirt and all children receive medals.

At the finish line, the organization will provide brunch and a party fit for the entire family.  People interested in the race can sing-up on Active.com and at the Sandy Springs Fleet Feet store.  Race day registration will begin at 7 a.m.

For additional race information contact Lekotek at (404) 633-3430 or visit the Lekotek website at www.lekotekga.org.

Community Kickoff to be held July 31

Community Kickoff to be held July 31

MILTON, Ga. -- The Milton High School Touchdown Club is preparing for its second Community Kickoff event, which is scheduled for Sunday, July 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This free, family-friendly evening features a movie, food, games, rides and a perfect opportunity for friends and neighbors to get together one last time before school starts.

Jason Wright, communications manager for the city of Milton, said this is the second time the non-profit booster club has opened the football team's photo day to the entire community.

"Last year, the Touchdown Club approached us about turning the team's event into a community event to officially end the summer. We immediately jumped on this opportunity," Wright said.

AJC Peachtree Road Race highlights

AJC Peachtree Road Race highlights

ATLANTA -- Tens of thousands of people from across the region and the world marked Independence Day with an Atlanta tradition, the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

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.

Bike Ride Will Shut Down GA 400

Bike Ride Will Shut Down GA 400

Bicycles on Georgia 400?  Isn’t that normally illegal?  This coming Sunday, for the third year in a row, Georgia 400 will be shut down so that bicycles can ride in the “Hospitality Highway Century” to benefit the Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF). It’s your chance to be one of the few folks who can say that they shut down Georgia 400 and did something good for someone else at the same time.

Registered riders will promptly start at 6:30 a.m. from the former Home Depot parking lot in Roswell, at the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd. and Market Blvd., and pedal their way down GA 400 from exit 7 to exit 6. Cyclists will then wind through the cities of Roswell, Sandy Springs, Milton, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, and other scenic areas of north Fulton, Forsyth, and Cherokee counties.  The route includes rest stops, complete with bathrooms, full mechanical support, and a variety of snacks and drinks.