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Rising kindergartners visit 'big kid school' River Eves Elementary

Rising kindergartners visit 'big kid school' River Eves Elementary

ROSWELL, Ga. -- While many parents are preparing for graduation ceremonies and the end of the academic year, some of River Eves Elementary School's newest students recently took their first steps into "big kid school."

The Roswell elementary school held its annual kindergarten orientation on Monday, May 9.

"Orientation is a fun activity that also plays an important role in helping preschool students transition to kindergarten.

Fulton County redistricting controversy faces 1st vote

Fulton County redistricting controversy faces 1st vote

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The lines have been drawn in the battle over redistricting in Fulton County.

A new high school will open in August 2012, but deciding who goes there has set off a series of heated debates.

Parents and community leaders agree the new school is desperately needed to relieve overcrowding. But it means completely re-drawing attendence zones, sending some kids out of their community to a different school.

Thursday night, an important vote moves the plan another step forward. The school board will hold a first vote, what they call a first reading, on the redistricting plan. If they approve the plan, it moves forward towards a June vote.

Parents for and against the plan say they will continue to fight up until that final vote. Earlier this month, parents from the Edenwilde subdivision in Roswell let their windows and wheels to do the talking during a protest of the redistricting plan.

Popular puppet series returns to Roswell this summer

Popular puppet series returns to Roswell this summer

ROSWELL, Ga.

It's Drinking Water Week in Roswell

It's Drinking Water Week in Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Every year, the City of Roswell celebrates Drinking Water Week.

This series of events provides a unique opportunity to recognize the vital role that safe, clean water plays in everyone's lives.

This year's Drinking Water Week began on Sunday, May 1 and will end Saturday, May 7 at the Cecil B. Wood Water Treatment Plant (105 Dobbs Drive, 30075) with a Drinking Water Festival.

Activities include a tour of the plant, a water taste test, touch-a-truck, leak detection tips, food and giveaways. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more details, call 770-641-3707 or email waterefficiency@roswellgov.com.

Join 11Alive's Christine Pullara and march for healthy babies

Join 11Alive's Christine Pullara and march for healthy babies

ATLANTA -- More than 400 babies are born too soon every week in Georgia.

These babies' lungs, brains and other organs may not be fully developed. As a result, thousands of them do not live long enough to see their first birthdays.

On Saturday, Apr. 30, a legion of families and business leaders in Metro Atlanta and across Georgia will join together for the annual March of Dimes March for Babies, the nation's oldest walk fundraiser dedicated to preventing premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.

"Every step we take, every dollar raised brings us closer to a day when every family will know the joy of a healthy baby," said Courtney Lewis, VP of global assurance services at AT&T and downtown March for Babies chair.

Dining Out for Life

Dining Out for Life

If you ever wanted an excuse to eat out, it would be to support the efforts of Dining Out for Life, an annual community fundraising event involving the generous support and participation of corporate sponsors, restaurant communities nationwide, dedicated community volunteers, and the thousands of citizens that will dine out on Wednesday April 27, 2011 at participating restaurants. 

The 19th Annual Dining Out for Life in Atlanta will benefit Open Hand a non-profit organization that helps to deliver over 5,400 nutritious meals daily to men, women and children who are living below the federal poverty level and strives to empower our neighbors to live healthy, independent lives.

Egg Challenge sparks friendly local competition

Egg Challenge sparks friendly local competition

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department is gearing up for its annual Easter Egg Hunt this weekend.

However, the 6,000 eggs the city has on hand will not go very far with the 750 to 1,000 children expected to attend.

To help fill the gap, the Chick-fil-A at Roswell Corners (1185 Woodstock Road, 30075) started an Egg Challenge with several schools.

Roswell High School and Fellowship Christian School have stepped up to the challenge of filling plastic eggs with candy and donating them to the city of Roswell.

Students from both schools delivered their eggs to Morgan Rodgers, assistant director of the Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic and Cultural Affairs Department, on Wednesday, Apr. 20.