• Mellow Mushroom Takes a Trip Through Time for Way Back Wednesdays
    Food,  Georgia,  Places To Eat

    Mellow Mushroom Takes a Trip Through Time for Way Back Wednesdays

    You may have heard of #throwbackthursday, but Mellow Mushroom is introducing Way Back Wednesdays.  Every Wednesday, starting now – September 2, Mellow Mushroom will offer the Way Back Wednesday meal package for only $19.74 – in honor of the year Mellow Mushroom was founded. The Way Back Wednesday package includes one small cheese pizza, one small pepperoni pizza, and choice of pretzel bites or a regular Caesar salad.  The offer is good for online orders only and can be placed at order.mellowmushroom.com. “The Way Back Wednesdays meal package is a nod to the brand’s evolution,” said Anne Mejia, Vice President Brand Development.  “At 46 years, Mellow Mushroom is going strong.” 1974 was…

  • 4 Atlanta Braves Players Test Positive for Covid-19
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    4 Atlanta Braves Players Test Positive for Covid-19

    With the baseball season getting ready to start their 60-game season, players are test positive for Covid-19. Four members of the Atlanta Braves — Freddie Freeman, Will Smith, Touki Toussaint and Pete Kozma — have all tested positive for COVID-19, manager Brian Snitker said Saturday. Snitker said Freeman, a four-time All-Star first baseman, is still battling a fever and it could be “a while” until he returns. Snitker said Smith and Toussaint, both relief pitchers, have been asymptomatic. Under MLB protocol, all four players must self-isolate immediately and will need to test negative twice in a 24-hour period before returning to the field amid the coronavirus pandemic. Teams may release…

  • Help Mellow Mushroom give Back to the Community June 25th
    Georgia,  Places To Eat

    Help Mellow Mushroom Give Back to the Community June 25th

    Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, with more than 180 restaurants in 21 states, launched A Pie for A Pie community giving program in April 2020 to recognize organizations and essential workers in local communities. Each week since the giving program began, specific Mellow Mushroom owners host a pie sale where for every stone-baked pie sold, the owner donates a small pizza pie to a community organization or frontline worker.  This Thursday, June 25, 2020, the Mellow Mushroom store owners in Georgia are baking and selling pizza pies to benefit over 21 organizations throughout the state of Georgia.  See chart below.  Since the beginning of the program, Mellow Mushroom has donated more…

  • Sports Turf Company to Renovate Cobb County Schools Football Fields
    Georgia,  Sports

    Sports Turf Company to Renovate Cobb County Schools Football Fields

    Sports Turf Company, a specialty sports construction and surfacing company, is proud to announce they have been awarded the renovation project for Cobb County schools to replace the synthetic fields at all 16 of the county’s high schools. This is an exceptionally large replacement contract with a very tight schedule for the project. “This was a major decision for Cobb County staff and the Cobb County Board of Education and will greatly benefit Cobb students who use the county’s stadium fields,” said Cobb County School District Athletic Director Don Baker. “In our judgment, Sports Turf Company and AstroTurf provided the best value for our school system. Along with the play…

  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Sell Your Home in Atlanta, GA this Year
    Georgia,  Housing,  Investments

    5 Reasons Why You Should Sell Your Home in Atlanta, GA this Year

    Many homeowners, investors, and real estate agents have this question in mind – how is the rest of 2020 going to shape out for the real estate market in Atlanta, GA. Atlanta is an incredible city driven by a booming economy, an influx of young, diverse professional and vibrant culture – with the recent pandemic the world is facing with the feared COVID-19 virus, the real estate industry isn’t the only thing up in the air. Atlanta Real Estate Prices Will Appreciate At the beginning of 2020, the Atlanta housing market forecast is predicting a positive trend. The values of homes for sale in Atlanta, GA were expected to see…

  • Should the Atlanta Hawks Sign John Collins to Extension?
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    Should the Atlanta Hawks Sign John Collins to Extension?

    There have been rumblings lately about the Atlanta Hawks and John Collins.  The Atlanta Hawks have reservations about signing John Collins to a significant long-term contract extension this offseason. During the trade deadline, teams were calling the Hawks asking about John Collins. With the Hawks hesitating about giving him an extension, teams thought they could pry him away. Collins’ range likely starts at the four-year, $77 million extension signed by Domantas Sabonis with the Indiana Pacers before the start of the season. Collins, for his part, believes he’s proved his value. “I mean, I feel like I am a priority to the Hawks in terms of my value in the…

  • OREO What's Your Stuf Campaign Invades Atlanta
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    OREO What’s Your Stuf Campaign Invades Atlanta This Weekend

    As part of the brand’s What’s Your Stuf? campaign, OREO is bringing playfulness to a bustling area of Midtown Atlanta to ask its fans to answer the age-old question: What is the perfect OREO cookie-to-creme ratio? Atlanta cookie-lovers will get to vote for their ideal level of stuf by sliding down one of the five lanes: OREO Thins, OREO Original, OREO Double Stuf, OREO Mega Stuf, or the OREO Most Stuf. An on-site leaderboard will tally results in real-time and everyone who stops by will receive a sample of their OREO cookie of choice!   DETAILS AT A GLANCE: WHO: OREO, America’s Favorite Cookie WHAT: OREO is bringing a larger-than-life, five-lane slide to Atlantic Station…

  • Georgia,  Life

    Morehouse Polo Team Certified by US Polo Association

    The Morehouse College Polo Club has received official notice from the United States Polo Association of their membership into the organization, making it the first Historically Black College & University (HBCU) to have a polo team. “We would like to officially welcome Morehouse College to the I/I Family! Morehouse is in Atlanta, and will be playing out of The Atlanta Regional Polo Center with Jolie Listonand Frankie Questel,” said Amy Fraser, Director Intercollegiate/Interscholastic Polo, in a letter addressed to the Morehouse Polo Club. Co-founded by Atlanta entrepreneur Miguel Wilson and Morehouse students Rian Toussaint, Justin Wynn, and Caleb Cherry, the Morehouse Polo Club was started in 2019 due to the…

  • 5 Big Men Atlanta Hawks Trade Possibilities
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    5 Big Men Atlanta Hawks Trade Possibilities

    The Atlanta Hawks are probably not making the playoffs this season, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make moves. With the trade deadline coming up Thursday, it’s been rumored that the Hawks want a big man. A couple months ago, there were discussions about Andre Drummond. After those talks died, we didn’t hear much but now that’s changed. It’s been reported that the Houston Rockets want to deal Clint Capela to an Eastern Conference team. The Atlanta Hawks are one of the teams interested in the big man. Houston wants a wing to add to their lineup and a third team could be added in the trade. Steven Adams from…

  • Georgia Tourism Industry Breaks Visitation Records
    Georgia,  Places To Visit

    Georgia Tourism Industry Breaks Visitation Records

    Explore Georgia, the state tourism office within the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), joined Governor Kemp and industry professionals from across the state today to recognize a record-breaking year in tourism at the annual Tourism, Hospitality and Arts Day at the Georgia State Capitol. The annual event highlights the importance of the tourism, hospitality, and arts industries in the state. Georgia welcomed 111.7 million international and domestic visitors in 2018, who collectively spent $36.9 billion in communities throughout the state and directly supported 478,000 jobs. Without the jobs created by the tourism industry, Georgia’s unemployment rate would be 10%, nearly twice as high as the record-low average. Governor Kemp was presented…

  • Pearle Vision and OneSight Brings Vision Clinic To Atlanta
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    Pearle Vision and OneSight Brings Vision Clinic To Atlanta

    The national program ABSee, powered by Pearle Vision and OneSight, will bring high-quality eye care to children in need through an upcoming vision clinic at a school in Atlanta. Pearle Vision, one of the largest optical retailers in North America, and OneSight, a global vision care nonprofit, partnered earlier this month to form ABSee. The two organizations understand that access to quality eye care is critical to help children unlock their true potential and achieve their dreams. Volunteers from Atlanta-area Pearle Vision locations and OneSight will work together to provide eye exams and glasses to hundreds of students from Atlanta Heights Charter School. During a two-day vision care clinic, volunteers…

  • Andre Drummond Atlanta Hawks: Should Atlanta Make the Trade?
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    Andre Drummond Atlanta Hawks: Should Atlanta Make the Trade?

      The Atlanta Hawks are headed to another losing season and lottery pick. The Detroit Pistons have underachieved, and Andre Drummond could be on the trading block. As a Hawks fan, we need a big man on the block to command the middle. Drummond is averaging almost 18 points and nearly 16 rebounds a game for Detroit. We heard the reports from yesterday that the Hawks are interested in trading for Andre Drummond. It feels like Drummond been in the league forever, but he’s only 26-years-old. Drummond’s contract is through the 2020-21 season where he’s owed over $28.75 million dollars. The Hawks will have ample amount of money for the…

  • Take the 2019 Chevy Blazer to See Two Beautiful Atlanta Stadiums
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    Take the 2019 Chevy Blazer to See Two Beautiful Atlanta Stadiums

    A couple week ago, we had the honor of checking out the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer. Instead, of riding around town or going out of town we visited a couple of places. We used the vehicle to head to the Falcons home opener on Sunday night. Being that I’m an Eagles fan, we didn’t get the results we wanted, but enjoyed my time. This was a time for me to reconnect with one of my cousins. The Mercedes-Benz Stadium is one of the more beautiful stadiums you’ll ever see. During our time there, we met a lot of fans from various places and they shared the same sentiments. The atmosphere was…

  • Champ Bailey Hosting Tailgate for ND Game
    Events,  Georgia

    Champ Bailey Hosting Tailgate for ND Game

    UGA legend and Pro Football hall of Famer Champ Bailey is hosting “The Player’s Reception” prior to the UGA vs. Notre Dame football game on Saturday, Sept. 21. The star-studded tailgate and networking event is open to fans of both teams. WHAT: “The Players Reception” is on-site VIP hospitality experience that connects fans with legends prior to sporting events. Pro Football Hall of Famer and UGA Legend Champ Bailey is hosting this high-end, pre-game experience prior to the UGA versus Notre Dame game. The fully catered event will include unlimited food and drinks for the duration of the six-hour event. Complimentary shuttles will transport fans to the stadium. The Players…

  • Atlanta Blaze Hosting ‘Star Wars Night’ on Aug. 24
    Georgia,  Sports

    Atlanta Blaze Hosting ‘Star Wars Night’ on Aug. 24

    The Atlanta Blaze, the city’s professional Major League Lacrosse (MLL) team, will be hosting fan-friendly events during its final two home regular season games. Fans are encouraged to show their Star Wars pride at the Saturday, Aug. 24 game versus the Chesapeake Bayhawks and the league’s leading scorer Lyle Thompson. Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite Star Wars t-shirts and outfit to the game, live characters will interact with the crowd, and throughout the game day will feature special music and announcements in support of the theme. “We are seeking fun and engaging ways to interact with our fans,” sad David Livingston, Atlanta Blaze’s Executive Vice President.  “We partnered with Lucas…

  • 4 Must Haves During This Scorching Weather
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    4 Must Haves During This Scorching Weather

    Are you enjoying this summertime heat we’re all enduring? For pretty much everywhere in the world, there have been record breaking hot temperatures. One of my favorite things to do when the weather is nice is to relax on the patio. Some days it’s just too hot to even do that seeing that the sun is aiming right at me. Throughout this scorching weather, we still must find ways to take care of ourselves and stay hydrated. Below are four things that’s great for anyone to have. Stay Hydrated There’s nothing better to have when the weather is hot than water. There are so many places to get water, but…

  • Extraordinary Georgia Camp Helps Grieving Kids
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    Extraordinary Georgia Camp Helps Grieving Kids

    The Experience Camp at Camp Blue Ridge in Mountain City, GA (for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver from the SE United States) takes place later this month, July 29 – August 3. WHAT: This summer, July 29 – August 3, at Camp Blue Ridge in Mountain City, GA, boys and girls from the Southeast will come together to spend a week at “Experience Camp.” Experience Camps provide free, one-week camps for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver.Along with swimming, arts and crafts, and team sports, the kids take part in bereavement activities including sharing circles where they are encouraged to…

  • Head to 2nd Annual La Fête du Rosé Wine and Music Festival
    Events,  Georgia

    Head to 2nd Annual La Fête du Rosé Wine and Music Festival

    Following a second postponement due to inclement weather in Atlanta, organizers of La Fête du Rosé wine and music festival have announced that the second annual event will now take place on Saturday, June 29 from 12 PM to 8 PM in Piedmont Park. The festival will feature an all-star entertainment lineup including Mannie Fresh, DJ Stormy, DJ Jay Envy, The Mad Violinist Ashanti Floyd, and more. In addition, Krystal Garner of BET’s “The Grand Hustle” will serve as emcee. Members of the press wishing to attend and cover the upcoming event may contact Elle Schmidt at elle@thespearsgroup.com for additional information regarding media opportunities. More than 2,200 guests attended the inaugural La Fête du Rosé Atlanta on Saturday, May 5, 2018. To…