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Who Cooks the Best Chili in Roswell?

ROSWELL, GA -- Get your spoons ready for an afternoon of tasty chili at Roswell's first annual Chili Cook-Off.

The competition will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Leita Thompson Memorial Park (1200 Woodstock Road, Roswell, 30075). Attendees can taste-test chili made by everyone, from professional chefs to amateur cooks, and enjoy family activities throughout the afternoon.

Cost for the event is $20 and includes:

* Choice of a beautiful handmade ceramic bowl made by the Clay Collective group

* All-you-can-eat chili

* A ballot to vote for the best chili

* $5 worth of tickets to purchase additional items, including drinks, baked goods, hay rides, pumpkin decorating and more

For more information, contact AJ Argentina either via email or at 770-641-3990.

Week Eight HS Football Predictions Revisited

DALLAS, GA -- Overall, it was an average week for Massey Matchups. Even though the computer predictor tool foresaw East Paulding's win over Hiram and Collins Hill's win over Mill Creek, it missed on a couple of Region 6-4A games.

Massey Matchups went 17-6 in Week Eight, bringing its season record to 102-31. A few notable misses: Hillgrove's win over North Cobb, Carver-Atlanta's win over Mays, and Dunwoody's win over Marist.

Here are how some of Georgia's top games ended up. The computer's prediction is on the left; the actual final score appears on the right.

East Paulding 28, Hiram 24; East Paulding 26, Hiram 14

School Board Announces October Community Meetings

FULTON COUNTY, GA -- Each member of the Fulton County Board of Education sponsors a monthly meeting that is open to all members of the community.

These sessions provide an opportunity for direct contact with community members and give board members a chance to listen to local issues and concerns.

Board members have set the following meeting dates for October of 2010:

District 1 (Linda Schultz)
Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 9:30 a.m.
Mimosa Elementary School (1550 Warsaw Road, Roswell, 30076)

District 2 (Katie Reeves)
Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 9:30 a.m.
Manning Oaks Elementary School (405 Cumming Street, Alpharetta, 30004)

District 3 (Gail Dean)
Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 9:30 a.m.
North Springs Charter High School (7447 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, 30328)

District 4 (Linda Bryant)
Monday, Oct.

North Fulton Ready to Host Film, TV Productions

ATLANTA -- The best time to stoke the flames is when the fire is burning hot.

And that's exactly what North Fulton County is doing.

North Fulton joins 15 other communities across the state in being the first to earn the special designation of "camera ready" by the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office. Being named camera ready means that a county has a program that provides film and television production companies with easier, faster and better access to local resources and location information.

2009 was a banner year for filming in Georgia, with more than 348 productions bringing an estimated $770 million to the state's economy, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Productions were shot in 50 Georgia counties over the course of the year, impacting local communities throughout the state.

What's Happening this Weekend?

ATLANTA -- From festivals to a fashion show, there's something fun for everyone in Metro Atlanta this weekend.

Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade 2010
October 15 : 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.  -- Little Five Points - East Atlanta
Celebrate Halloween early at the 10th annual Little Five Points parade. Come in costume or just sit back and enjoy the floats and elaborate attire worn by parade participants.

Massey Matchups Predicts Week 8 Football Games

DALLAS, GA -- Many teams are smack dab in the middle of their region schedules and that means playoff implications. Which teams will get one step closer to the postseason with a win tonight? Massey Matchups lets us know.

East Paulding 28, Hiram 24

Lovett 29, Blessed Trinity 17

Peachtree Ridge 13, Norcross 13

Roswell 27, Alpharetta 19

North Cobb 25, Hillgrove 24

Collins Hill 30, Mill Creek 25

Hillside Elementary Garden Gives Students Opportunity to Grow

ROSWELL, GA -- Students at Hillside Elementary School in Roswell are learning about the environment, organic gardening and healthy eating choices through hands-on activities in the school's new gardens.

"Planting Seeds, Growing Minds" is the name of the project that began in 2009 with the installation of eight raised beds, and has since expanded to 25 beds, one handicapped-accessible raised bed and a greenhouse.

The Hillside gardens and greenhouse were funded through grants from Lowe's and the Toshiba Corporation. Parents, students, Boy and Girl Scouts and the school's All-Pro Dads have volunteered their time to help construct, plant and maintain the gardens.

"We are very excited about our new gardens and the opportunities for our students to learn about gardening and healthy eating," said Lori Fanning, principal of Hillside Elementary.