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Primrose Schools opens new Brookhaven location

Primrose Schools opens new Brookhaven location

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. – Primrose Schools celebrated its 300th school opening Saturday with a grand opening of a new preschool in Brookhaven.

Primrose School of Brookhaven is part of a new mixed-use development, Brookleigh Marketplace. The early education and care provider opened its doors last month.

On Saturday, families and children toured the new school and took part in events including face painting, a scavenger hunt, safety lessons from Brookhaven Police Department, science experiments from Big Thinker Science Booth and art projects provided by Abrakadoodle

Primrose Schools Franchise Owners Jarrad and Olivia Vaughn, President and CEO Jo Kirchner of Primrose Schools, Primrose Schools Friend Percy, President and CEO Casey Dudek of the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce and Councilman Bates Mattison of the Brookhaven City Council took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Ga. Connections Academy enrollment opens Mar. 3

Ga. Connections Academy enrollment opens Mar. 3

(WXIA) -- Georgia Connections Academy, a free statewide virtual K-12 school, will begin accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year next month.

Enrollment opens Mar. 3. The school can support 4,000 students; spaces are limited and families are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

A free parent information session will be held Tuesday, Mar. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Atlanta-Perimeter Center, which is located at 769 Hammond Drive in Sandy Springs. Teachers and currently enrolled families will answer questions and go over the school's curriculum at the session.

For more information about Georgia Connections Academy, visit connectionsacademy.com.

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

(WXIA) -- Chick-fil-A will bring back its popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night this weekend.

The fifth annual event will be Saturday, Feb. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at participating restaurants.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night encourages fathers and their little girls to spend time together. Every "couple" will receive take-home booklets featuring conversation starters and ideas for future outings.

Attendees will also be treated to tableside service, limousine and trolley rides, and other surprises.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night is free, except for the cost of food. Seating is available every hour; fathers and daughters are encouraged to call their local Chick-fil-A locations in advance to reserve a time.

Running in the new year: Resolution Run

Running in the new year: Resolution Run

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Have you made a new year's resolution to hit the pavement? There are several upcoming races that will help you achieve your goal of becoming a (better) runner.

Every year, the Atlanta Track Club holds its Resolution Run on Jan. 1. The race includes a 4-mile course, a 1-mile course and a kilometer dash for the kids.

The Resolution Run is also the first race in the track club's Grand Prix Series.

This year's event will begin at 10 a.m. at the Brookhaven/Oglethorpe MARTA station, which is located at 4047 Peachtree Road.

Runners must be at least 9 years old to run the 4-miler and 7 years old to participate in the mile run. The Kilometer Kids Dash is for budding athletes ages 6 and younger.

Registration closes Monday at 11:59 p.m. Fees are $25 for the 4-miler, $15 for the 1-miler and $10 for the kilometer.

Keeping kids’ minds sharp over winter break

Keeping kids’ minds sharp over winter break

By Megan Nellen, Lower School Principal at The Walker School

1. Community Service: Use the break to plan community service ideas for the coming year. Kids can write flyers and notes asking neighbors to save and donate any holiday décor they plan on tossing out to be used next year for a family without a tree or decorations. Children of all ages can help make and deliver sandwiches for a homeless mission or shelter or make cards and pictures for a local nursing home.

2. Reuse, Recycle, Entertain: Collect leftover boxes, ribbons and paper and have your kids use them to build a robot or make a game. Each year at The Walker School second graders use cardboard to make arcade games.

Personal Safety Tips

Personal Safety Tips

By Greg Norred, CEO, Norred & Associates

Over the course of your life, the chances of being the victim of a crime are at least one in three, higher if you live in a large city, and higher still if you’re a woman. The criminal’s objective is to maximize gain and minimize risk, and he’ll usually pick the easiest target with the most to offer. Given these odds, it pays to take precautions by following some basic safety rules:

J. Christopher's adopts 16 families for the holidays

J. Christopher's adopts 16 families for the holidays

(WXIA) -- J. Christopher's announced Monday it has "adopted" 16 families to give them the holiday of their dreams.

Every year, the restaurant chain helps the communities it serves by providing families in need with household goods, toys, books and school supplies. Customers have the option of giving gifts and donations to the cause.

This season's Adopt-a-Family campaign began Friday, Nov. 21. Participating locations and the schools their adopted families' children attend include: