Thursday, May 23, 2013
Phoebe comes with a $250 Training Package for whoever adopts her.
Hi, my name is Phoebe. I’m a very sweet Lab/Terrier mix. I know everyone says they’re sweet, but it’s true about me, ask the shelter volunteers! I have a great personality; I’m very cuddly and loving. I would love to be your walking or jogging companion or to snuggle on the sofa and watch movies with you on a rainy afternoon. I attend Charm School; that’s the training the shelter has to help us learn good manners. I’m very charming; just look at me in my cute little dress. I have learned to Sit, to Look at you or to Touch your hand on command. I’m learning to walk nicely on a leash; they say I’m learning very quickly. If you adopt me you can help me learn even more good things. The nice people at the shelter want to make sure that I …
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DeKalb county's overall graduation rate in 2012 was 57.28 percent; the state average is 67.44 percent.
Lakeside High School's graduation rate in 2012 was 64.86 percent, according to new figures the Georgia Department of Education released this week. Druid Hills High's graduation rate in 2012 was 69.14 percent. About 57 percent of DeKalb county high school students graduated within four years in 2012, the data shows. See how other DeKalb schools fared or check out the accompanying PDF. What do you think of the graduation rate? Tell us in the comments section below.
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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The top 10 stories from metro Atlanta for Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
Mike Van Wie told the American Association of Airport Executives on Sunday that the airport is considering the project for an unnamed piece of property.
DeKalb Peachtree Airport is considering building a solar farm as Georgia airports look to develop new revenue streams in a recovering economy, the airport's director said this week. Mike Van Wie didn't offer any additional details during a Sunday discussion at the American Association of Airport Executives' annual conference in Reno, Nev., according to a Monday report in Aviation News Today. The session was dedicated to discussing the creative ways airports are diversifying by developing new businesses. From the News Today story: Mike Van Wie, A.A.E., director of DeKalb Peachtree Airport (Ga.), said his airport's non-aeronautical ventures include a storage facility, auto sales lot, and a DeKalb county sanitation transfer site. The …
The pizza joint is in the Northlake Festival Shopping Center.
Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint has opened its Northlake location. The new restaurant opened in Northlake Festival Shopping Center on Lavista Road over the weekend, according to Tucker.11alive.com. From the story: Owner Brett Pearman said, "I chose to open an Uncle Maddio's because I was blown away by their 'Served with Love' culture, by the taste, and how they interact with the community." The eatery is Uncle Maddio's ninth in the Atlanta area. The restaurant's first location opened in Toco Hill Promenade in 2009. What's your favorite menu item at Uncle Maddio's? Tell us in the comments section below.
Helen Mayberg received the honor May 10.
Emory University neuroscientist Helen Mayberg has received a Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Award for her contributions to neuropsychiatry. The professor of psychiatry, neurology and radiology was honored May 10 at a special event, the university reported Tuesday. From the report: Mayberg leads a multidisciplinary research program, using neuroimaging to study brain mechanisms and treatment response for major depression. She pioneered the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for treatment-resistant depression, and continues to enrich the use of DBS through ongoing studies that provide psychotherapeutic rehabilitation tailored to the specific individual’s needs. Mayberg is also the Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair in Psychiatric Imaging and …
Some helpful links with information for how to pitch in as Oklahomans try to pick up the pieces from Monday's massive tornado.
The devastating tornado that rocked Oklahoma on Monday leaves many wondering how to help — even from hundreds and hundreds of miles away in metro Atlanta. Patch is about helping your neighbors, and after the devastation near Oklahoma City where a giant tornado claimed the lives of at least 24 people, including at least eight children, Oklahoma is our neighbor. In addition to hoping the best for the survivors and rescue workers still trying to make sense of the devastation today, here are some links where you can donate your time or money to help the recovery efforts. Give: Share: Do you have any experience with a tornado or other natural disaster? What do people need most after going through something like this? Share your tips with us by …
Yes, Wednesdays can be tough. Need some help?
Are Wednesdays really so tough? Well, yes, they can be. Here, though, is to keeping things in perspective. For more than a month now, Patch and Grape-Nuts have teamed up to present stories about your neighbors, neighbors who have faced challenges that would seem insurmountable to many of us. But not to the people we've featured in this series, Journeys. Not surprisingly, the stories have generated dozens of comments on Patch and on Facebook: "Great story..." "Thanks for sharing..." "So wonderfully inspiring..." And, so, here they are again. Great stories shared to inspire. Take a look at what these people have faced. Then click on the story to see their responses. And feel better about your tough Wednesday. ___ Flesh-Eating Bacteria …