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Get a $2 'Boorito' for wearing a costume to Chipotle

Get a $2 'Boorito' for wearing a costume to Chipotle

ATLANTA -- Scare up a tasty dinner -- and do some good for the community -- by wearing a costume to any Chipotle Mexican Grill on Halloween.

Chipotle customers who arrive in costume between 4 p.m. and close on Wednesday, Oct. 31 will be treated to a burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos for only $2.

"We have always believed that good food should be affordable and accessible to everyone, and our annual Boorito fundraiser is a great opportunity for customers to enjoy a $2 burrito while supporting a great cause," Chipotle founder, chairman and co-CEO Steve Ells said in a statement.

The great cause in question is the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, a nonprofit that works to create a sustainable healthy food supply and raise awareness of food issues. Up to $1 million in proceeds from the Boorito event will go to the charity.

Dolvin ES alum helps school through Eagle Scout Project

Dolvin ES alum helps school through Eagle Scout Project

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Johns Creek resident Joel Pollack decided to give back to his former school, Dolvin Elementary, in the form of his Eagle Scout Project.

Pollack created a wooden pathway from the school building to the K-1 gardens. His pathway replaced a pebble path that needed some help and attention, according to Dolvin Elementary professional assistant Joan Noonan.

The Eagle Scout Project path is much safer and will last for years, Noonan said.

"It is amazing to see students give back to the community and their schools," Noonan added in a statement.

Eat at Chipotle, help Piedmont Park's Education Garden

Eat at Chipotle, help Piedmont Park's Education Garden

ATLANTA -- Eating at Chipotle Mexican Grill just got even better.

All Atlanta-area Chipotle locations will donate the day's proceeds to the Education Garden at Piedmont Park this Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The giveaway is part of the restaurant chain's recognition of Food Day, a nationwide movement that works to improve food policies.

Chipotle will give the Education Garden up to $10,000. More than 800 children visit the garden every year to learn about natural and organic gardening methods.

You can do your part to help the garden by eating at Chipotle on Wednesday. Visit chipotle.com to find your nearest location.

Johns Creek named best Ga. 'burb

Johns Creek named best Ga. 'burb

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Johns Creek is the best place for Georgia suburbanites to live, according to a study by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and Onboard Informatics.

The ranking is based on such factors as access to suburban amenities (grocery stores, banks, etc.), proximity to good schools, commuting by car and community safety.

Georgia's Top 10 suburbs include:

1. Johns Creek
2. Lookout Mountain
3. Peachtree City
4. Berkeley Lake
5. Evans
6. Martinez
7. Suwanee
8. Tyrone
9. Skidaway Island
10. Fayetteville

(The Atlanta Business Chronicle contributed to this report.)

Founders Day float applications due Nov. 16

Founders Day float applications due Nov. 16

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- It's that time of year again. Founders Day is right around the corner, and parade organizers are looking for fun and creative floats from Johns Creek residents.

This year's float theme is Traveling thru the Creek. Organizers encourage participants to incorporate transportation into their floats, including cars, trucks, boats, golf carts and even roller skates.

Float applications are due Friday, Nov. 16 for the Dec. 1 parade. Download the application here.

The Founders Day fun begins on Monday, Nov. 26 with the lighting of the Johns Creek Christmas Tree and Dreidel. Other activities include a holiday workshop at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, a Santa Jam party at Johns Creek High School and a chapter of the Toys for Tots campaign.

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

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards searching for top volunteers

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards searching for top volunteers

ATLANTA -- Georgia students in grades 5-12 are encouraged to apply for the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

The awards program began searching for its next batch of honorees this week. Recipients of the award are young people who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.

"We have been recognizing youth volunteers since 1995 and still, every year, we're amazed by the stories of exemplary community service," Prudential chairman and CEO John Strangfeld said in a statement. "We look forward to honoring the top youth volunteers of 2013 for their selflessness, their initiative and their dedication to changing communities for the better."