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Pre-Teen Cancer Survivor Inspires Book Sale Fundraiser

Pre-Teen Cancer Survivor Inspires Book Sale Fundraiser

ALPHARETTA, GA -- It all started during a typical November weekend in Alpharetta's Dunmoor subdivision.

Samara Chasin, 12, and her mother Lisa watched their neighborhood's youth tennis team compete against the Horseshoe Bend team.

Nearby, 11-year-old Roswell resident Madie Dreesman cheered during her younger sister's match. A bandana covered Madie's hairless head.

In the car on the way home, Samara's eyes filled with tears. She asked her mother about the little girl with no hair.

Lisa had spoken with Madie and her mother during the match. She explained that Madie had cancer and was undergoing treatment, most likely chemotherapy.

Barnwell Elementary Takes Hunger Off the Table

Barnwell Elementary Takes Hunger Off the Table

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Students at Barnwell Elementary School in Johns Creek are working together to take the problem of hunger off the table in North Fulton County.

The school's annual food drive supports both the Barnwell community and North Fulton Community Charities.

Barnwell students collected a variety of food items -- everything from peanut butter to pancake mix -- bagged it up and brought it to school.

Johns Creek Town Hall Meeting Dec. 16

Johns Creek Town Hall Meeting Dec. 16

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- On Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Perimeter Church (9500 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, 30097) and Mayor Mike Bodker will hold a "Conversations with the Community" town hall meeting.

The meeting will focus on priorities within the Johns Creek community, challenges in the current economy and the upcoming legislative session; however, all subjects will be welcome for discussion.

Participants are invited, though not required, to submit questions beforehand to the mayor via email.

School Board Announces December Community Meetings

School Board Announces December Community Meetings

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

The 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 December:

District 1 (Linda Schultz)
Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 a.m.
Fulton Science Academy (1675 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, 30009)

District 2 (Katie Reeves)
Tuesday, Dec.

Autrey Mill Middle School Drama Club Wins Play Competition

Autrey Mill Middle School Drama Club Wins Play Competition

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- The Drama Club at Autrey Mill Middle School has won the 2010 Kotler Memorial One Act State Competition for Middle School One Act Plays.

This is the second year in a row that Autrey Mill has taken home the top prize.

Under the direction of drama coach Amy Creamer, the students performed "Dragon of the Winds" by Carson Wright for the competition. "Dragon of the Winds" is based on a Japanese folk tale about two men who try to fool their village into thinking that a dragon will soon ascend from a nearby lake.

Autrey Mill Middle School is located at 4110 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, 30022.

Are You Ready for Founders Day?

Are You Ready for Founders Day?

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- The Johns Creek Founders Day Parade will head down State Bridge Road on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 4.

Motorists should consider alternate routes from about 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The parade route will be closed in three stages from east to west until the 1.4-mile route between Morton and Kimball Bridge Roads is blocked off. Closings include side streets along the route.

The roadblocks will be lifted by 1:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m.: State Bridge Road will be closed between East and West Morton Road. Morton Road is shaped like a horseshoe, with both sides crossing State Bridge.

Education Leaders at Town Hall Meeting: Community Linkages Key to Solving U.S. Education Crisis

Education Leaders at Town Hall Meeting: Community Linkages Key to Solving U.S. Education Crisis

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) in partnership with Participant Media today hosted a Town Hall meeting to further community engagement in the ongoing conversation about the educational issues highlighted in the critically-acclaimed documentary, WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN.”  Community partners with top local and national education, business and government leaders agreed that community linkages are critical to solving America’s education crisis.

“Partnering for Change: The Role of the Community in Improving Education for All Children,” included compelling clips from the film and a discussion focusing on the importance of community involvement in working to provide every child a great education.

Moderated by Southeast Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League, Bill Nigut, the panel participants included; United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta President, Milton J.