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Bike Ride Will Shut Down GA 400

Bike Ride Will Shut Down GA 400

Bicycles on Georgia 400?  Isn’t that normally illegal?  This coming Sunday, for the third year in a row, Georgia 400 will be shut down so that bicycles can ride in the “Hospitality Highway Century” to benefit the Georgia Transplant Foundation (GTF). It’s your chance to be one of the few folks who can say that they shut down Georgia 400 and did something good for someone else at the same time.

Registered riders will promptly start at 6:30 a.m. from the former Home Depot parking lot in Roswell, at the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd. and Market Blvd., and pedal their way down GA 400 from exit 7 to exit 6. Cyclists will then wind through the cities of Roswell, Sandy Springs, Milton, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, and other scenic areas of north Fulton, Forsyth, and Cherokee counties.  The route includes rest stops, complete with bathrooms, full mechanical support, and a variety of snacks and drinks.

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4
Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers this Fourth of July Georgia Optometric Association Offers Tips to Celebrate the Holiday Safely

Family Pit Stop, a free event at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

Family Pit Stop, a free event at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

 

Family Pit Stop is a free event to celebrate the opening of Cars 2.  What better place to have a Family Pit Stop than at Andretti Karting & Games on Alpharetta Highway?  From 10:00 AM –noon on Friday, June 24 the Juniors Track will be open for young racers aged 8 or at least 48” high to ride alone.

This is a free event for the entire family.  If you have any questions about the Family Pit Stop just call Andretti at 770-992-5688.  Andretti Indoor Karting & Game is located at 11000 Alpharetta Highway, Alpharetta, 30076. 

Roswell High golfer named to all-state team

Roswell High golfer named to all-state team

ROSWELL, Ga. -- A junior at Roswell High School has been named to the prestigious all-state Region 5A golf team.

Will McFarlin was the first person selected for the team by the Georgia High School Golf Coaches Association.

He also made the all-region team this year for the third consecutive season after posting a 69 in the region championship tournament. McFarlin led the Roswell Hornets in 2011 with a 72.9 scoring average.

KSU athletes hold soccer camp in Ecuador

KSU athletes hold soccer camp in Ecuador

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Six athletes and one coach from Kennesaw State University's women's soccer team are making plans to travel to Ecuador to conduct a soccer camp for 150 children.

The invitation to begin the camp was an outgrowth of KSU's Student Teaching International Study Abroad program held in conjunction with Colegio Menor and Universidad de San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador.

"This soccer camp is an excellent example of Kennesaw State's international outreach and engagement," said KSU president Daniel S. Papp. "Our international programs are central to KSU's academic mission, and we encourage our students to take part and get involved in these exciting projects."

This will be the first time any KSU student-athletes have ventured outside of the country to conduct a summer camp.

BEST SPOTS: To Run in the City

BEST SPOTS: To Run in the City

ATLANTA -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of best places to run for beginners, intermediate and advanced runners.

Recently, running has risen in popularity due to people discovering the different benefits it offers. Running has been proven to lessen stress, aid in weight loss and can serve as a method of meditation. According to the Seattle Times, 26.5 million people in the US run 50 days out of the year.

  • Beginners Routes

The Silver Comet Trail is known as “the only truly flat place you can run in Atlanta”. The trail starts near Mavell Road in Smyrna and runs all the way to the Georgia/Alabama line, near Cedartown and Esom. The trail is a favorite among runners searching for a leisurely stroll and good scenery.

Barrington Hall plans Civil War Living History event

Barrington Hall plans Civil War Living History event

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Barrington Hall (535 Barrington Drive) will host its first Civil War Living History event this weekend.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, reenactors from both sides of the war will be available to describe the life of an average soldier in 1861.

The event will also include demonstrations of popular dances from the 1860s, music, a period photographer and lots of other fun activities.

Representatives from the U.S. Army will be on hand to tell attendees about modern day soldiering.

Admission is free. For more information, call Barrington Hall at 770-640-3855.