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Fulton County Health Services encourages WNV prevention

Fulton County Health Services encourages WNV prevention

Fulton County Health Services urges residents to use preventive measures to deter mosquito growth in their neighborhoods.  West Nile Virus (WNV) can cause a serious illness and is transmitted from mosquitoes to humans.  The occurrence of this virus increases in the summer and continues into the fall. 

“We are in the season for increased mosquito activity,” says Patrice A. Harris, MD, Director of Fulton County Health Services.  “It is important for everyone to use preventive measures to protect themselves and their families against the virus.” 

Residents are encouraged to follow the 5 D’s of Protection:

Visit the Georgia Mountains

Visit the Georgia Mountains

Have you ever driven through the Georgia Mountains? It is an amazing experience. The drive to Helen through the mountains is breath taking. You have to be comfortable driving around curves and getting a little light headed now and then, but the view is picture perfect every single mile. Then once you get down to Helen, make sure to take your appetite with you because the food is delicious and the sceneray is a place you want to make sure you take in. 

The last time I went down to Helen we went Horse Back Riding and Tubing. The tubing was even $5. Fun for $5. That is what I always look for, or free if I can get it. 

In addition to Helen,there are literally hundreds of awesome spots in the North Ga. Mountains that so few people know about. Small Ma & Pop owned diners, cabin rentals, specialty campgrounds and much more. Stop by and see what to do in the North Ga Mountains.

Summer Movie Series to feature 'Parental Guidance'

Summer Movie Series to feature 'Parental Guidance'

ATLANTA -- Parental Guidance is the next flick to be screened in this year's Chastain Park Summer Movie Series.

The comedy film, which stars Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, will be shown Thursday, July 11 on the green at Town Brookhaven.

As with all movies in the series, Parental Guidance will start at dusk.

Visit chastainparkmovies.com for more information.

Town Brookhaven is located at 4330 Peachtree Road.

Town Brookhaven, Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces offer free summer movies

Town Brookhaven, Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces offer free summer movies

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- All families are invited to see free movies this summer in the Brookhaven and Buckhead neighborhoods. 

The Atlanta Summer Movie Series will run through July 25, when movies will be shown each week at Town Brookhaven and Chastain Park. Each feature is shown every Thursday, at alternating locations. 

The schedule is as follows: 

Preparedness Key to Safety During Hurricane Season

Preparedness Key to Safety During Hurricane Season

Imagine a hurricane making landfall on Georgia’s coastline, with winds 150 mph or greater causing terrible damage.  The tropical cyclone spawns several tornadoes as it moves inland and heavy rains cause major flooding.  High winds also persist resulting in uprooted trees and down power lines.

Fun with Mom on Mothers Day

Fun with Mom on Mothers Day
 
Atlanta, GA – May 11th - 12th, 2013 – In addition to many Atlanta restaurants giving discounts, deals, and even free meals for Mother's Day, wouldn't you like to take your mother out to enjoy family events in Atlanta? Local businesses are highly encouraged to advertise and special offers are being made available and affordable to advertise on the CleanFreeFun website as well.

Safe Kids Fulton County celebrates 20 years

Safe Kids Fulton County celebrates 20 years

ATLANTA -- Area residents are invited to join the Safe Kids Fulton County Coalition to celebrate 20 years of service to help keep kids safe.

The special event is scheduled for Thursday, March 29  from 10:00 am -12:00 pm at The Villages at Carver Family YMCA located at 1600 Pryor Street, SE. They will recognize current members and partners dedicated to saving kids’ lives by developing and conducting programs that reduce or eliminate preventable, unintentional injuries and deaths.

The coalition targets the four most common areas of unintentional injuries through education and awareness:

  • Traffic Injuries (passenger, pedestrian, bicycle)
  • Fires and Burns
  • Drowning and near drowning
  • Poison Prevention

For more information about Safe Kids Fulton County and the celebration, call 404.613.3671