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Lighting of the Square to be held Dec. 1

Lighting of the Square to be held Dec. 1

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Nothing says Christmas in Roswell quite like the annual Lighting of the Historic Town Square.

This year's event will be held Saturday, Dec. 1. The fun begins at 5 p.m. with refreshments, choral performances and even a visit from Santa Claus himself.

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Santa's Secret Gift Shop will open at 6 p.m. Children are invited to accompany Santa's elves to the shop and pick out the perfect gifts for their parents and friends.

The gift shop is located at the Roswell Adult Recreation Center on Grimes Bridge Road. A free shuttle will ferry shoppers between the shop and the Square.

For more information about the Square lighting, call 770-641-3950.

Unique candy shop opens in historic Roswell

Unique candy shop opens in historic Roswell

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The newest shop on Canton Street is a "sweet" addition to historic Roswell.

Sweet! Roswell is located at 1144 Canton Street, Suite 105. The shop features more than 100 flavors of self-serve candies.

Sweet! also dishes up plenty of local goods, including ice cream from Greenwood's, chocolates from Schakolad and Savannah Candy Kitchen, and baked goods from the likes of Saint Rita's Cakes.

Pike Nurseries to host gardening classes, sale

Pike Nurseries to host gardening classes, sale

ATLANTA -- Fall, the prime planting season, is right around the corner, and Pike Nurseries has everything homeowners need to beautify their yards.

On Saturday, Sept. 15, all Pike locations in metro Atlanta will host a free fall gardening class. Nursery experts will take attendees through the process of picking out fall plants and caring for them.

The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is free to attend.

Pike's Gardenfest event, where customers can enjoy complimentary refreshments while surveying a variety of plants and yard decorations, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Much of the merchandise will be on sale during Gardenfest.

Visit pikenursery.com to find your neighborhood Pike and to learn more about the upcoming fall events.

Fulton Fresh celebrates end of 2012 season

Fulton Fresh celebrates end of 2012 season

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Cooperative Extension will celebrate the end of the second season of the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, September 12th at the Shrine of the Black Madonna located at 946 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am.  

Fulton County Cooperative Extension, in an effort to address health disparities, began the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market Program in 2011.  Fulton County residents living in “food deserts." areas with limited access to mainstream grocery stores, are able to get fresh vegetables and nutrition education from the Fulton Fresh mobile units.

In response to public demand, the program added an additional mobile unit to reach more communities.  The Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market trucks delivered an estimated 8 tons of fresh produce to more than 1,800 residents living in 12 areas identified as food deserts.   In 2011, Fulton Fresh provided

Whole Foods, Ticket Alternative partner up

Whole Foods, Ticket Alternative partner up

ATLANTA -- Whole Foods is making it easier than ever for customers to score tickets to their favorite events.

All eight metro Atlanta Whole Foods and Harry's Farmers Market locations are now outlets for Ticket Alternative. That means the grocery stores will sell tickets to events at some of the area's most popular venues, including the Fox Theatre, Eddie's Attic and the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater.

"Ticket Alternative's team members know our city, our community and our building," Allan Vella, general manger of the Fox Theatre, said in a statement. "They are able to answer our patrons' questions with first-hand knowledge and are the perfect fit to support our ticketing operations."

This coming weekend, Whole Foods will give away tickets to several upcoming events, including Taste of Atlanta, the Atlanta Botanical Garden and Two Drink Minimum at Theatrical Outfit.

Georgia resumes annual Back-to-School tax free holiday

Georgia resumes annual Back-to-School tax free holiday

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia is offering parents a tax holiday on back-to-school goods for the first time since 2009.

The state will temporarily suspend its collection of the sales tax on Aug. 10-11 for general school supplies, some clothing and computers and computer accessories.

Back to School Deals Week of 7\8 - 7\14

Back to School Deals Week of 7\8 - 7\14

Here are some of this weeks best back to school deals. I will be posting every Tuesday deals from Major Atlanta stores to help you get ready for the hoilday. To see a complete list of all the back to school deals check out Pretty Frugal Diva's Back to School Section

 

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Crayola 10 ct Markers or 12 ct Colored Pencils .99

Crayola Wild Notes Journal with Pen $4

Fiskars 5 inch Kids’ Scissors Pointed or Blunt Tip 2/$3